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COMBE FLOREY WAR MEMORIAL

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Compiled and Copyright © David Greig 2006

The memorial stands in the churchyard of St Peter and St Paul Church, Combe Florey. It is in the form of a boxed Latin cross on a square, rising from a sloping base and platform; it is made from granite.

TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN MEMORY OF THE EIGHT PARISHIONERS
WHO FELL AND OF THE 45 WHO, FROM THIS PARISH, SERVED IN THE
GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918, THIS CROSS IS THE GIFT OF THE PEOPLE
OF COMBE FLOREY

SIMONS

Arthur John

Private 8498, 2nd Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Eastern Ontario Regiment). 1st Canadian Contingent. Killed in action in France 22nd April 1915. Aged 19. Born 3rd May 1896 Kingston, Somerset. Son of Henry (aka Harry) Simons, of the Commercial Inn, East Combe, Taunton previously Gate House, Combe Florey. Occupation Stove Mounter. Enlisted and passed fit 22nd September 1914 at Valcartier, Canada. Height 5 feet 7½ inches, girth 38 inches, complexion dark, eyes brown, hair blcak; religion Church of England. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 10 - 18 - 26 - 28. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 8910 - 41

ASH

John

Private G/4521, 13th Battalion, Duke of CAmbridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action in France 28th September 1915. Born Wesley, Somerset, enlisted Swansea, Glamorgan. No iknown grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAl, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 99 to 101.

PARISH

William

[Listed as Private on memorial] Lance Corporal 16725, 8th Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Killed in action in France 1st July 1916. Aged 21. Born and enlisted Taunton. Son of Charles and Eliza Parish, of Combe Florey, Taunton, Somerset. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 A.

SNOW

Robert

Private 13757, 10th Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Died in hospital 3rd June 1919. Aged 29. Son of Henry and Elizabeth Snow, of Combe Florey; husband of Mabel Snow, of the Post Office, Combe Florey, Taunton. Buried in COMBE FLOREY CEMETERY, Combe Florey, Somerset.

DE L'ISLE BUSH

John Stewart

Captain, 3rd Battalion, Prince Albert's (Somerset Light Infantry) attached 41st Squadron, Royal Flying Corps. Killed in action in France 25th August 1917. Aged 21. Was a prisoner of war. Son of Mr. and Mrs. George de Lisle Bush, of Eastington Park, Stonehouse, Glos. Buried in HONNECHY BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 16.

DE L'ISLE BUSH, MC

Hugh Godfrey

Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Died of wounds 17th January 1917. Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.). Buried in ST. MICHAEL CHURCHYARD, EASTINGTON, Gloucestershire.

HYLAND

John Edward

Second Lieutenant, Portsmouth Battalion Royal Naval Division, Royal Marine Light Inafntry. Killed in action 10th May 1915 at Gallipoli. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 2 to 7.

DURRANT

Alfred

Sapper 59384, 88th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died in Mesopotamia 19th November 1917. Aged 35. Born hoddesdon, Hertfordshire, enlisted Taunton, resident Dulverton, Somerset. Son of Alfred and Mary Durrant. Born at Hawkridge, Dulverton, Somerset. Buried in BAGHDAD (NORTH GATE) WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot XVI. Row G. Grave 9.

IF OUR TIME BE COME, LET US DIE MANFULLY FOR OUR BRETHREN
AND LET US NOT STAIN OUR HONOUR

1939 - 1945

BROOM

W

No further information currently available

PELHAM-CLINTON

Alastair Henry

Flying Officer 127870, 228 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 24th May 1943. Aged 20. Son of Capt. Guy Edward Pelham-Clinton, R.E., and of Hermione Edith Agnes Pelham-Clinton, of Port Appin, Argyllshire. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 128.

SEALEY

Francis Richard John

[Spelt SEALY on CWGC] Sergeant 5670013, Somerset Light Infantry attached 3rd Battalion, Gold Coast Regiment, Royal West African Fighting Force. Died 31st January 1945. Aged 31. Son of Richard James Sealy and Bessie Sealy, of Watchet, Somerset. Buried in TAUKKYAN WAR CEMETERY, Myanmar. Plot 11. Row F. Grave 10.

WHITE

J M

No further information currently available

WYATT

R

probably Ronald Edward WYATT, Sergeant 943810, 142 (The Royal North Devon Yeomanry) Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 15th September 1943. Aged 24. Son of Francis Charles and Ann Wyatt; husband of Barbara Florence Wyatt, of Ditcheat, Somerset. Buried in SALERNO WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot Iv. Row F. Grave 46.

Last updated 6 June, 2006

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