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PADSTOW WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2- detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Martin Edwards 2022
Extra information Stephen Harper-Scott

The Padstow War Memorial located is at St. Saviour's Point, Camel Estuary, Padstow, just around the corner from the harbour in Padstow. It takes the form of a three stepped base with a rough hewn plinth and shaft and a wheel cross. At the base of the shaft there is a relief of a wreath and the dates of the First World War. One side contains names from World War 1 flanked on either side by the names of those from World War 2. The memorial was designed by T H Northam and built by Freeman & Sons; on 27 September 1922 it was unveiled by Mrs Prideaux-Brune, Mrs Bate, Miss Mitchell and Miss Miller and dedicated by the Rev. T H Skinner. There are 56 names listed for World War 1 and 35 names for World War 2. The memorial is a Grade II listed building and is listed on the National Heritage List for England. A further memorial for those who died in World War 1 takes the form of a white marble plaque and can be found within the parish church. There are some men listed here that have no apparent link to Padstow but using the church and town memorials the content is correct; the church memorial gives name, rank, unit and branch of service i.e. Navy or Army.

Note: It would appear that there are several seafarers within this list who cannot be identified currently.

Extract from Cornish Guardian - Friday 5 May 1922, page 6:

PADSTOW WAR MEMORIAL.
SITE GIVEN BY COL. PRIDEAUX
COMMITTEE'S SCHEME APPROVED.

The Public Rooms were not full on Friday when a public meeting was held in connection with the proposed war memorial for the town. Mr. Walter Johnson was in the chair, supported by Col. and the Hon. Mrs. C. R. Prideaux-Brune, the members of the Memorial Committee and representatives of the local branch of the British Legion.

... more details in paper...

Extract from West Briton and Cornwall Advertiser - Thursday 5 October 1922, page 67

PADSTOW WAR MEMORIAL

Padstow's war memorial was unveiled last week by the Hon. Mrs. Prideaux-Brune. It is a cross of Cornish granite bearing the names of 55 Padstow men who lost their lives during the war, and is erected on the highest point of St. Saviour's, overlooking the town and harbour. The site was given by Col. Prideaux-Brune.

Details of the unveiling can be found in the Cornish Guardian - Friday 29 September 1922, page 4.

No photograph of church memorial currently available

Those on the main Padstow memorial and also on the St Petroc's Church Memorial, Church Street, Padstow, are indicated with a

In MEMORY of the MEN of PADSTOW
who gave their LIVES for their COUNTRY
in the Great War 1914-1919

Remember

Extract from Cornish Guardian - Friday 11 March 1921, page 2:

PADSTOW PARISH CHURCH MEMORIAL.
IMPRESSIVE SEVICE.

The dedication of the Padstow Parish Church Peace Memorial Chapel and the unveiling and dedication of the War Memorial took place on Friday, 4th March. Previous to the dedication ceremony full choral Evensong was sung, the vicar (Rev. T. H. Skinner) being the officiating clergyman. The lessons were read by the Rev. G. C. E. Young and Colonel Dennis Prideaux-Brune. Tallis’ Festal Responses were used and the special Psalms and Canticles were sung to well-known chants. The anthem “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace” was effectively rendered by the choir. During the singing of the hymn "We love the place, O God," the Bishop, accompanied by the Rev. G. C. E. Young (who acted as his chaplain), and the Vicar proceeded to the Chapel for the dedication service. The Bishop, after dedicating the Lectern, Altar, and other gifts, proceeded to the Memorial Tablet, which is on a pillar in the Chapel. The hymn, “The Supreme Sacrifice” was sung, and after the Bishop recited prayers. Col. C. R. Prideaux-Brune unveiled the monument with these words—"To the glory of God, and in honoured memory of the men of Padstow who fell in the Great War, I unveil this memorial and commit it to the care of the Vicar and Church officers for ever.” Trumpeters Goss and Richey, R.G.A., who were present by kind permission of Major D. Reid. R.G.A., Citadel, Plymouth, sounded “Last Post” very effectively.

The Bishop then dedicated the memorial reading out the names inscribed thereon of fifty-three officers and men of the Navy and Army who died for their country In the Great War. The trumpeters then sounded "The Reveille." The hymn “On the Resurrection Morning" was sung, followed by an appropriate sermon by the Bishop. The hymn during the offertory was “For all the Saints.” The Te Deum and National Anthem were sung, and a service which well be remembered in years to come by all who were present was brought to a conclusion by the Bishop pronouncing the "Blessing." The organist, Mr. S. M. Ravenhill, A.R.C.O., presided at the organ and gave a selection of suitable organ solos before the service.

Public bodies present included the members of the Padstow Urban Council and their officers and the Padstow Parish Council. The Padstow Comrades of the Great War paraded in the Market Place under the command of Lieut. G. A. B. Leatham and marched to the church headed by their band. The Padstow Company C.L.B. paraded, and headed by their bugle band, marched to the church which was crowded. A large number of people stood in the churchyard and watched the ceremony through the windows. The attendance included the Rev. E. Olivey, vicar of St, Merryn.

The Chapel was the Church's thankoffering for the blessing of peace. The following individual gifts were given:—Bible. The Hon. Mrs. Prideaux-Brune; Lectern, Dr. and Mrs. Sargent; Altar Cross, Miss Dresser; Altar Candlesticks, Mrs. Stentiford; Altar book rest, Mr. L. Jenden; flower vases Mrs. Sussex Langford; Altar book, Mrs. J. Hicks; prayer desk, Mrs. Greenaway; linen cloth, worked by Miss H. Stribley on material given by the Misses, F. and E. Hicks.

The war memorial is of white Silician marble and Belgian black marble, with the names inscribed in black. On the tablet in colours the arms of Padstow, arms of Cornwall, and in the centre an old Cornish Cross. The tablet was sculptured and erected by Mr. G. B. Andrews, Ivybridge.

The Bishop extolled the spirit of unity and sacrifice which won the war, and impressed on his hearers the lesson that the same spirit of unity and sacrifice is needed to save the world in peace. They should all go forward meaning to do their best to make Padstow worthy of the men who made such sacrifices In saving the country, and to honour those whose greatest sacrifice was commemorated by that service.

The names inscribed on the Memorial Tablet are:—Martyn Henry Langtord, Edwin John Gostwyck Sargent: George Douglas Wood, Preston Wallis Gumma Hocking, William Henry Rosevear, Richard Dale, Ralph Cornick, William Courtenay Hore, Albert Edward Cole, Francis James Neale, William George Masters, Alfred James Williams, Richard Edgcombe, John Stone, James Edmond Pringle Rae, Frederick Cuthbert Tonkin, William Henry Pope Bennett, Edgar Spear Martyn, Edmund Prideaux-Brune, Arthur Oswald Slawson, John Edyvean, Edward Joseph Bruford, William Richard Dale, Richard George Dale, Colin Harding, William Henry Thomas, James Henry Bright Millar, Frank Alban Fraser, James Henry Couch, Robert England, Charles Edwards, John Courtenay Hore, Percy Henwood, Arthur Clarence Sluman, Kenneth Harding Willcocks, Edwin Grubb, Edgar Fuller, William John Henwood, Edward John Greenaway, Richard Brenton Bate, Thomas Lovering Oldham, Williams Henry Crewes, Charles Mitchell Edyveane, Thomas Henry Benny, Bertram Gilbert Berry, Ernest Miller, Frederick Charles Barrett, Arthur George Cross, Frank Walton Hutchings, Edward Percy Prior, James Horswell Tippett, Thomas Francis Oldham, and Edward Glanville Taylor.

Extract from Western Morning News - Saturday 30 September 1922, page 10:

Photographs Copyright © Stephen Harper-Scott 2022

TO
THE GLORY OF GOD
IN HONOURED MEMORY OF
THE MEN OF PADSTOW
WHOSE NAMES ARE RECORDED HEREON
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
IN THE GREAT WAR.
ALSO
IN GRATEFUL APPRECIATION
OF THE SERVICES
OF THOSE WHO RETURNED

1914-1919

BARRETT Alfred [James]
Lance Corporal172097, 5th Canadian Mounted Rifles Battalion, C.E.F. Killed in action when he was hit by enemy shellfire when the Canadians were ordered to break the Hindenburg Line 26 August 1918. Aged 34. Born 14 May 1884, baptised 1 June 1884 in Padstow, Cornwall, son of Alfred and Bessie Barrett. Emigrated to Canada with his brother Philip in 1907 and within weeks married British-born Daisy Critcher. Philip returned home, but Alfred stayed on and raised a family. Sydney was born in 1909, and Bessie May, named after her Padstow gran, arrived in 1911. The family moved to Toronto where Alfred opened an electrical store. In 1914 he took his family to England to visit his parents. During their stay war broke out and when in November they returned home they took precautions against U-boat attack by sailing to the US instead of Canada and travelling aboard a ship called Vaderland. Enlisted in August 1915 and the following April he left for England. In June Alfred was sent to France to reinforce the 5th Canadian Mounted Rifles, a former cavalry unit. Buried in FAUBOURG D'AMIENS CEMETERY, ARRAS, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VII. Row E. Grave 46. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 461 - 51
BARRETT Frederick Charles
Rifleman 301756, 1st/5th (City of London) Battalion (London Rifle Brigade), London Regiment. Died on service 11 May 1917. Aged 19. Enlisted St. Ives, Cornwall. Son of Mr. A. R. Barrett, of Vyvyan House, Gascoyne Place, Plymouth. Native of Padstow, Cornwall. Buried in TILLOY BRITISH CEMETERY, TILLOY-LES-MOFFLAINES, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row D. Grave 12.
BATE Richard Brenton

Private 17189, 6th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Died of wounds 31 July 1915. Aged 34. Born and resident Padstow, Cornwall, enlisted Bodmin, Cornwall. Son of John and Susan Bate, of Padstow; husband of Emily E. Bate, of Tavern House, Tavern Hill, Padstow, Cornwall. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot III. Row A. Grave 5.

Extract from West Briton and Cornwall Advertiser - Thursday 26 August 1915, page 5:

Pte. Richard Bate, 6th Batt. D.C.L.I., the first Padstow soldier to be killed in the war. was always prominently connected with lifeboat work in that town. He enlisted in December, and went to the Front on May 23rd. He was killed in action on July 31st. Pte. Bate leaves a widow and four children.
BENNETT, MC William Henry Pope
Lieutenant Acting Captain, 13th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 3 March 1918. Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.)[London Gazettes: Issue 30431 / 17 December 1917; Issue 30645 / 23 April 1918(C)]. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 7 C.
BENNY Thomas Henry

Private 240266, 1st/5th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Died of wounds 24 March 1918. Born and resident Padstow, Cornwall, enlisted Bodmin, Cornwall. Buried in ROYE NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot III. Row B. Grave 10.

Extract from Cornish Guardian - Friday 28 March 1919, page 1:

IN MEMORIAM.

BENNY--In ever loving memory of my dear son, Thomas Henry, who was killed in France, March 24th, 1918, aged 23. Still sadly missed by his loving mother. Mrs., M. Benny, of Horsemill Cottage. Padstow.

We pictured you returning,
We longed to clasp your hand;
But God postponed the meeting,
'Twill be in a better land.
"His duty nobly done.”

BENNEY (sic)—In loving memory of my dear son. Tom, who died of wounds in France, on March 24th, 1918. Sadly missed by his sorrowing mother, Horse Mill Cottage, Padstow.

All is sad within my memory,
Lonely is my heart to-day;
For the one l loved so dearly,
Is for ever called away.

BERRY Bertram Gilbert
Lance Corporal 20706, 6th Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Died of wounds 26 June 1918. Aged 18. Born and resident Padstow, Cornwall, enlisted Bodmin, Cornwall. Son of William John and Maude Mary Berry, of Duke St., Padstow, Cornwall. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Section Q. Plot II. Row J. Grave 21.
BRUFORD Edward Joseph
Gunner 321003, 134th Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died on service in East Africa 27 November 1917. Born and enlisted Padstow, Cornwall. Buried in DAR ES SALAAM WAR CEMETERY, Tanzania. Plot 6. Row G. Grave 23.
COLE Albert Edward

In the 1911 census he was aged 38, born Bristol, Gloucestershire,a Coastguard, married to Ann Ellen Cole with 3 children, resident Coast Guard Station, Padstow, Cornwall.

Extract from England & Wales Government Probate Death Index 1915:

COLE Albert Edward of Cove Padstow Cornwall coastguard died 1 November 1914 at sea Administration Bodmin April to Ann Ellen Cole widow. Effects £94 3s. 6d.
CORNOCK Ralph [Ernest]

Coast Guard Petty Officer. Able Seaman 142188, H.M.S. Monmouth, Royal Navy. Killed or died as a direct result of enemy action. 1 November 1914. Aged 44. Born 24 June 1871 in Gloucester. Awarded Long Service and Good Conduct Medal. Son of Mrs. Charles Cornock, of Bear Packers Almshouses, Wotton under Edge, Glos.; husband of Mrs. Rosina Cornock, of La-Bassee Cottage, Potters-Pouch, Wotton-under-Edge, Glos. Married Mary Rosina Ferries in the October to Decmber Quarter 1898 in Chipping Sodbury, Gloucestershire. In the 1901 census he was aged 29, born Gloucestershire, a Member of the Coast Guard Service, married to Rose Cornock with one daughter, resident Coast Guard Houses, Grade, Helston, Cornwall.In the 1911 census he was aged 39, born Siniwell, Gloucestershire, H.M. Coast Gaurd Pettey Officer 2nd Class. married to Rosie with three daughters, resident 2 Coast Guard Cottage, Lynmouth, Countisbury, Devon,, No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 1.

Association with Padstow not yet established.

COUCH James Henry
Private 56290, 1st Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Killed in action 6 November 1917. Aged 19. Born and enlisted Callington, Cornwall, resident Padstow, Cornwall. Son of James and Maud Couch, of Gas Works, Padstow, Cornwall. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 38 to 40.
COUCH John Peters

Master, S.S. Rosalie, Mercantile Marine. Drowned at sea aboard S.S. Rosalie when his ship was torpedoed 20 February 1917. Aged 58. Born 17 August 1858, baptised 27 March 1859 in Plymouth, Charles the Martyr, Devon. Son of the late John and Jane Couch, of Padstow, Cornwall; husband of Mary Maria (nee Tillett) Couch, of Westward Ho, Rhoose, Glamorganshire, married 26 October 1887 in Roath, Glamorganshire. In the 1901 census he was aged 40, born Cornwall. a Master Mariner, married to Mary M Couch, with three sons and two daughters, resident 252, Newport Road, Cardiff, Roath, Glamorganshire, Wales. In the 1911 census he was aged 53, born padstow, Cornwall. a Master Marine, maried to Mary maria Couch for 24 years, at least two daughters and a son, resident Rhoose, Cardiff, Penmark, Glamorganshire, Wales. No known grave. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London. Also commemorated on grave in St. Curig, Porthkerry, Glamorganshire, Wales.

Note: Late addition to the memorial.

CREWES William Henry
[Spelt CREWS on SDGW and CWGC] Private 17219, 10th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Died of wounds 15 May 1918. Born and resident Padstow, Cornwall, enlisted Bodmin, Cornwall. Buried in DOULLENS COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION NO.2, Somme, France. Plot II. Row B. Grave 35.
CROSS Arthur George
Corporal S/5687, 8th/10th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. Died of wounds 20 June 1916. Aged 21. Native of Padstow, Cornwall. Born padstow, Cornwall, enlisted Ayr, Ayrshire. Son of Arthur George and Emily Goss, of School House, Whitwick, Leicester. Buried in BETHUNE TOWN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot V. Row E. Grave 54.
DALE Richard
Petty Officer 2nd Class 133488, H.M.S. Canopus, Royal Navy. Died 28 April 1915. Aged 49. Son of William and Mary Dale, of Padstow; husband of Mary H. Dale, of Barry's Lane, Padstow, Cornwall; father of William Dale - below). No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 1 and 2.
DALE Richard George
Gunner 137390, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 11 October 1918. Aged 29. Born 2 April 1889 in Padstow, Cornwall, baptised 7 August 1889 In padstow, son of Alice Maude Dale, resident Padstow, Cornwall. Husband of Agnes Dale, of 8, Cheye St., Stockbridge, Edinburgh. In the 1891 census he was aged 2, born Padstow, Cornwall. son of Alice M Dale (single), grandson of William and Mary Dale, resident Llanadwell Street, Padstow, St Columb, Cornwall. Buried in PADSTOW CEMETERY, Cornwall. Section B. Grave 64.
DALE William Richard
Gunner 1068, Cornwall (Duke of Cornwall's) (Territorial Force) attached to 1st/2nd Lancashire Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died on service 18 Mrch 1916. Born Treverbyn, St. Austell, Comwall, enlisted Charlestown. Son of Richard and Mary Hannah Dale, of Padstow. Father killed in the Dardanelles (see Richard Dale - above). Buried in LE TREPORT MILITARY CEMETERY, Seine-Maritime, France. Plot 1. Row M. Grave 6B.
EDGCOMBE Richard
Leading Stoker K/1768, H.M.S. Defence, Royal Navy. Killed in action at the Battle of Jutland when his ship was sunk 31 May 1916. Aged 24. Born 6 September 1890 in Kingsbridge, Devon. Baptism date given as two days before he was born 4 September 1892, should be 14 September 1892. Son of the late Tom and Irena Edgcombe, of Aveton Gifford, Kingsbridge; husband of Fanny (nee Chapman) Edgcombe, of Church St., Padstow, Cornwall, married April to June Quarter 1916 In St. Columb Registration District, Cornwall. Enlisted 19 January 1909 for 12 years, a Groom by trade, height 5 feet 7¼ inches, chest 36 inches. brown hair, brown eyes, fresh complexion. In the 1891 census he was newborn, born Averton Gifford, Devon, son of Thomas and Irena Edgcombe, resident Higher Stadbury, Aveton Gifford, Kingsbridge, Devon. In the 1901 census he was aged 11, born Averton Gifford, Devon, son of Thomas and Irena Edgcombe, resident Aveton Gifford, Kingsbridge, Devon. In the 1911 census he was aged 20, born Averton Gifford, Devon, unmarried, Stoker 1st Class, aboard H.M.S. Cumberland. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 15.
EDWARDS Charles [H]
Private 101583, Labour Corps formerly 24030, Devonshire Regiment. Died in St. Columb Registration District, Cornwall, United Kingdom 1 October 1918. Aged 34. Born and enlisted Padstow, Cornwall. Son of Charles and Elizabeth Edwards, of Padstow; husband of Florence Kate (nee Dunn) Edwards (aka Fanny), of Church Lane, Padstow, married July to September Quarter 1911 in St. Columb Registration District, Cornwall. Buried in PADSTOW CEMETERY, Cornwall. Section A. Grave 76.
EDYVANE Charles Mitchell

[Listed as EDGVANE on SDGW and CWGC and EDYVEANE on Church Memorial and in Cornish Guardian - Friday 29 September 1922] Private 28101, 1st Battalion, Duke Of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment) formerly 17212, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Killed in action 1 September 1918. Born Padstow, Cornwall (Paddington on SDGW), resident Walsall, enlisted Bodmin, Cornwall. Buried in BEAULENCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, LIGNY-THILLOY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row D. Grave 17.

Extract from Cornish Guardian - Friday 11 October 1918, page 5:

A memorial service was held in the Parish Church on Sunday afternoon for Edward Glanville Taylor, only son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Taylor, and Charles Edyvane, son of Mr. G. Edyvane and the late Mrs. Edyvane, who were recently killed in action. The Vicar (Rev. T. H. Skinner, M.A.) conducted the service. Psalm 23 and the hymns. "On the resurrection morning" and "Jesus lives no longer now," were sung. Those present included Mr. and Mrs. J. Taylor and Miss Mitchell (father and mother and fiancee of the late Sergt. Taylor)..Members of No. 10 Platoon, 2nd Vol. Batt., D.C.L.I., were present, under the command of Capt. W. S. Allport. Sergt. Trythall represented the police. Mr. S. M. Ravenhill. A.R.C.O., presided at the organ, and played Chopin's "Funeral March" at the commence and Handel’s Dead March in "Saul," and Beethoven’s "Funeral March" at the conclusion.
EDYVEAN John

Gunner 321004, 302nd Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 21 March 1918. Aged 23. Born and enlisted Padstow, Cornwall. Son of John and Elizabeth Edyvean, of Padstow, Cornwall. Buried in PADUA MAIN CEMETERY, Italy. Row B. Grave 4.

Extract from Cornish Guardian - Friday 5 April 1918, page 2:

We regret to hear of the death of Gunner J. Edyvean from wounds received in a blasting operation on the 18th inst.. whist (sic) serving with the British Expeditionary Force in Italy. His commanding officer, writing of him, says that he recognised in Edyrean one of the best men, hardest workers, and most honest men in his section. He felt his absence keenly as his comrades, by whom he was much beloved. Jack, who was 23 years of age, joined the Parish Church Choir when a boy, and remained a member until called to the Colours at the outbreak of war still taking his place when home on leave. He will be much missed by his fellow choristers, whose sympathies go out to his sorrowing relatives.
ENGLAND Robert
Private 15176, 6th Battalion, Prince Albert's (Somerset Light Infantry) formerly 15590, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Killed in action 23 August 1917. Aged 27. Born and resident Padstow, Cornwall, enlisted Bodmin, Cornwall. Son of Robert and Cordelia Ann England, of Public Rooms, Church Lane, Padstow, Cornwall. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 41 to 42.
FRAZER Frank Alban
Corporal 49015, 1st Company, 1st Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Died 3 November 1918. Aged 42. Son of John David and Kate Frazer, of Clerkenwell, London; husband of May Frazer, of Middle St., Padstow, Cornwall. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Section S. Plot III. Row H. Grave 23.
FULLER Edgar

Lance Corporal 15592, "C" Company, 7th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Killed in action 31 August 1916. Aged 25. Born and resident Padstow, Cornwall, enlisted Bodmin, Cornwall. Son of Joseph Enos and Selina Jane Fuller, of Treator; husband of Lilian May Fuller, of Treator, Padstow, Cornwall. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 6 B.

GREENAWAY Edward John

Lance Corporal 24332, 7th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Killed in 16 August 1917. Born and enlisted Padstow, Cornwall. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 80 to 82.

Extract from Cornish Guardian - Friday 28 September 1917, page 4:

PADSTOW.

DEATH OF LANCE-CORPL. "TED"
GREENAWAY.

The burden of war has again fallen heavily on another Padstow family by the death of Lance-Corpl. "Ted" Greenaway. About a month ago Pte. Nugent brought home with him from France the sad news of his death on Aug. 16th at Langemarck, but later his parents received an official notification that he had been wounded, with present location uncertain. Still later a letter was returned with the mark "wounded" it.

Further enquiries from his chaplain in France have solicited the indisputable facts of his death from the following letter:

D.C.L.I., Sept. 19th, 1917.

Dear Mr. Greenaway, — The site of your brave boy's grave has been carefully marked, and a temporary cross erected; later on (D.V.) when things are quieter we shall be able to show the respect we want so much to show to our dear, brave boys. I should say that it was a burial party from another unit who took your son's funeral."

The latter part of the letter explains, perhaps. the inability of the War Office to trace anything about him.

'Ted." was a cheery person, an optimist of the first water, a generous and kindhearted man and a good son. Any sport whateoever claimed his attention, and was his delight—a man of the open air and of the green fields—a lover of the cliffs. He had seen previous active service, having been on the Somme last year, and sustained serious wounds to his head, which entailed several months in hospital. He was a good and brave soldier, always looking on the bright side of things and perceiving the silver lining to every cloud, however dark and forbidding. When last home not even to his parents did he intimate that it was his draft leave, and he left with a smile for a second departure on the great adventure.

Sincerest sympathy is with his parents, brother. and all his relatives in their great bereavermnt.

GRUBB Edwin

Sergeant 15588, 7th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Killed in action 16 September 1916. Aged 23. Born and resident Padstow, Cornwall, enlisted Bodmin, Cornwall. Husband of May Grubb, of St. Saviours Lane, Padstow, Cornwall. Buried in GUARDS' CEMETERY, LESBOEUFS, Somme, France. Plot XI. Row M. Grave 8.

Extracts from Cornish Guardian - Friday 27 September 1918, page 1:

IN MEMORIUM

GRUBB.—In loving memory of Sergt. E. Grubb, dearly-beloved husband of May Grubb, of St. Saviouris Lane, Padstow, who was killed in action somewhere in France, Sept. 16th, 1916. Never forgotten by his wife and two little sons.

All is sad within my memory,
Lonely is my heart to-day.
For the one I love so searly
Is for ever called away.
GRUBB.—In loving memory of our dear brother, Sergt. E. Grubb, who was killed in action somewhere in France, Sept. 16th, 1916. Never forgotten by his brothers and sisters.
A soldier's grave is a touching thing.
Where loving hands no flowers can bring,
But Jesus in His loving care
Will guard our brother lying there.
HARDING Colin
Private 12168, 3rd Battalion, Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment). Died on service in United Kingdom 26 October 1918. Aged 27. Born Kettering, Northampton, resident Starkholm, Derbyshire, enlisted Glasgow. Son of Elizabeth Jane Harding, of Kettering, Northants. Buried in BALLYGLASS CEMETERY, Republic of Ireland. Plot/Row/Section B. Grave 9. [Can find no direct link to Padstow except for the details on the church memorial]
HENWOOD Percy
Private 44396, 2nd Battalion, South Wales Borderers formerly 167103, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 19 May 1917. Aged 26. Born Padstow, Cornwall, enlisted Newquay, Cornwall. Husband of Eliza Jane Henwood, of "Primrose", St. Merryn, Padstow, Cornwall. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 6.
HENWOOD William John
Lance Corporal 200361, 1st/4th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Killed in action in Palestine 22 November 1917. Aged 24. Born and resident Padstow, Cornwall, enlisted Truro, Cornwall. Son of John Henwood and Ellen Henwood (stepmother), of New St., Padstow, Cornwall. No known grave. Commemorated on JERUSALEM MEMORIAL, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Panel 25.
HOCKING Preston Wallis Gumma
Leading Seaman 214603 (Dev.), H.M.S. Monmouth, Royal Navy. Killed in action when hsi ship was sunk in action off the Chilean Coast 1 November 1914. Aged 30. Born 10 October 1885 in St. Columb, Cornwall. Son of Mary Dalley (formerly Hocking), of Carloggas St., St. Stephen's, Grampound Road, Cornwall, formerly of Commercial Terrace, Padstow, Cornwall. Enlisted 16 October 1903 for 12 years, height 5 feet 4½ inches, dark brown ahir, hazel eyes, a freckled and ruddy complexion, a Farm Boy prior to enlisting. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 1.
HORE John Courtenay

Private 1476, 1st/4th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Killed in action at Gallipoli 8 December 1915. Aged 19. Born 1897 in Kingswarn, Dartmouth, Devon, enlisted West Kirby, Cheshire. Son of Philip Henry Hore and Henerietta (nee Courtenay) Hore, of 11, Ferndale Rd., Hoylake, Birkenhead formerly, Hoylake, Birkenhead; brother of William (below). Buried in GREEN HILL CEMETERY, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Plot I. Row F. Grave 12.

Note: Link to Padstow not yet established.

HORE William Courtenay

Ship's Assistant Steward M/1598, H.M.S. Cressy, Royal Navy. Drowned in the North Sea when submarine U9 torpeoded and sank her 22 September 1914. Aged 19. Born 25 August 1894 in Dartmouth, Devon. Son of Philip Henry Hore and Henrietta (nee Courtenay) Hore, of 11, Ferndale Rd., Hoylake, Birkenhead formerly, Hoylake, Birkenhead; brother of John (above). In the 1911 census he was aged 16, a Ship's Steward Boy, born Dartmouth, Devon, Accountant Staff, resident Sheppey, Kent,. Enlisted 25 August 1912 for 12 years, at Greenwich School, aged 18, height 5 feet 5 inches, chest 35 inches, dark hair, hazel eyes, fresh complexion. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 6.

Note: Link to Padstow not yet established.

HUTCHINGS Frank Walton
Private 6223, 1st/4th (County of London) Battalion (London Scottish), London Regiment. Killed in action 6 September 1916. Aged 23. Resident and enlisted London. Son of Capt. and Mrs. William Hutchings, of Walton House, Padstow, Cornwall; husband of Florence Edith Hutchings, of "Padstow," 96, Silverdale Avenue, Westcliff-on-Sea. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 9 C and 13 C.
LANGFORD, DSO Martyn Henry

Lieutenant-Commander Surgeon, H.M.S. Challenger, Royal Navy. Died at 84 Military Hospital, Dar-es-Salaam, from influenza, 15 December 1918. Aged 34. Born 25 July 1884, baptised 27 August 1884 in Padstow, Cornwall. Son of Henry Johnson Langford and Mary Emma Martyn Langford, of Frement, Queen's Road, Plymouth. Awarded the Distinguished Service Order (D.S.O.). In the 1901 census he was aged 16, born Padstow, Cornwall, son of Henry J and Mary E M Langford, resident Trenant, Queens Road, Plymouth, Devon. Listed in Medical Register 1913 as having registered with the Royal College as qualifying 1 October 1909, Member of Royal College of Surgeons England 1909 and Licenced Royal College Physicians London 1909. In the 1911 census he was aged 26, born Padstow, Cornwall, a Surgeon, serving aboard H.M.S. Collingwood, resident Devonport. Buried in DAR ES SALAAM (UPANGA ROAD) CEMETERY, Tanzania. Plot VIII. Row B. Grave 7.

Extract from England & Wales Government Probate Death Index 1923:

LANGFORD Martyn Henry of Trenant Queen's-road Plymouth died 15 December 1918 at Dursalaam Zanzibar Administration London 17 April to Richard Braginton Johns and Samuel Burridge solicitors. Effects £1776 2s. 4d.

Distinguished Service Order (D.S.O.) Citation 1915:

The KING has been graciously phased to give orders for the following appointments to the Distinguished Service Order and for the award of the -Distinguished Service Cross to the undermentioned Officers in recognition of their services as mentioned :—

To be Companion of the Distinguished Service Order.
Engineer-Commander Harry Lashmore, C.B., RN.
Engineer-Lieutenant-Commander Arthur Ellis Lester, R.N.
Engineer Lieutenant Rey, Griffith Parry, R.N. Surgeon Martyn Henry Langford, RN.

During the time "Inflexible" was steaming to Tenedos—after having struck by a mine—the engine-room being in semi-darkness and great heat, the ship in possible danger of sinking on passage, a high standard of discipline was called for in the Engineer Department, a call which was more than met. Engineer-Commander Harry Lashmore, responsible for the discipline of the engine-room department, was in the starboard engine-room throughout the passage, and set a fine example to his men.

Engineer-Lieutenant-Commander Lester was in the port engine-room carrying out the same duties as Engineer-Commander Lashmore did in the starboard engine room.

Engineer-Lieutenant Parry went twice through the thick fumes to the refrigerator flat to see if the doors and valves were closed ; he also closed the escape hatch from the submerged flat, fumes and vapour coming up the trunk at the time.

Surgeon Langford brought up the wounded from the fore distributing station in the dark. Fumes permeated the place, rendering five men unconscious. Surgeon Langford, though partially overcome by the fumes, continued his work.

MARTYN Edgar Spear
Captain Edgar Spear Martyn
IWM (HU 118015)
Captain, 6th Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Killed in action 30 November 1917. Aged 21. Born Bilbao, Spain. Son of S. T. and Helena Martyn, of 2, Park Rd., Penarth, Glam. Twice previously wounded. No known grave. Commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France. Panel 8.

Extract from England & Wales Government Probate Death Index 1918:

MARTYN Edgar Spear of 2 Park-road Penarth Glamorganshire captain R.W. Kent regiment died 30 November 1917 in France Administration London 5 July to Samuel Thomas Martyn shipowner. Effects £452 4s. 5d.

Note: Link to Padstow not yet established.

MASTERS William George
Able Seaman 181926, H.M.S. King Alfred, Royal Navy. Died 13 September 1917. Aged 40. Son of Samuel and Kate Masters; husband of Laura Jane Masters, of Fentonluna, Padstow. Buried in PADSTOW CEMETERY, Cornwall. Section C. Grave 40.
MILLAR James Henry Bright
Lance Corporal SP/3310, 24th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 28 April 1917. Born and resident Padstow, Cornwall, enlisted Wadebridge. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 3.
MILLER Ernest
Private 34662, 2nd Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Died on serviceprobably by natural causes or as the result of an accident 31 August 1918. Aged 33. Born Torquay, enlisted Porth, Glamorganshire. Son of Frederick Miller, of Winnipeg, Manitoba; husband of the late Ada Miller (born Padstow), married 1906 and lived in South Wales where Ernest worked as a Brake fitter at the Rhondda Tramway Company. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Section R. Plot II. Row G. Grave 22.
NEALE Francis James
Coastguard - In the 1911 census there is a Francis G NEAL, aged 34, born Fortworth, Gloucestershire, a Coast Guardsman, married to Jane E Neal, with one daughter, resident Coast Guard Station, Padstow, Padstow Rural, Cornwall.
OLDHAM Thomas Francis
Private 6775, 12th Battalion, Australian Infantry, A.I.F. Died of wounds 16 April 1917. Aged 24. Son of Thomas Henry Oldham and of Evelyn Hooper, of Queenstown, Tasmania. Born at Port Pirie, South Australia. Buried in GREVILLERS BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 15. Australian Circular [Can find no direct link to Padstow except for the details on the church memorial]
OLDHAM Thomas Lovering
Private 21210, 1st Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Killed in action 29 September 1918. Aged 20. Born, resident and enlisted Padstow, Cornwall. Son of Edward and Janie Oldham, of Lanadwell St., Padstow, Cornwall. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 6.
PRIDEAUX-BRUNE Edmund Nicholas

Second Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). illed in action at Maisnil Bouche, near Arras, 22 May 1918. Aged 19. Son of Col. Charles Robert Prideaux-Brune and The Hon. Mrs. Katharine Cecilia Prideaux-Brune, of Prideaux Place, Padstow, Cornwall. He was due to start studies at Christ Church College, Oxford University 20 December 1917 but was gazetted 2nd Lieut. The Rifle Brigade 21 December 1917. Buried in VILLERS STATION CEMETERY, VILLERS-AU-BOIS, Pas de Calais, France. Plot X II. Row B. Grave 16.

Extract from De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour 1914-1918, volume 4, page 21:

PRIDEAUX-BRUNE, EDMUND NICHOLAS, 2nd Lieut., 3rd Battn. The Prince Consort's Own (Rifle Brigade), yst. s. of Colonel Charles Robert Prideaux-Brune, of Prideaux Place, Cornwall, by his wife, the Hon. Katharine Cecilia Knatchbull, dau. of Edward Hugessen, 1st Baron Pra-bourne; b. Welwyn, co. Hertford, 8 Oct. 1898; educ. St. Aubyn's School, Rottingdean; Gresham's School, Holt, and at the Royal College of Mines, Camberley; gazetted 2nd Lieut. The Rifle Brigade 21 Dec. 1917; served with the Expeditionary Force in France from 19 April, 1918, and was killed in action near Lens 22 May following. Buried at Villers-au-Bois, near Cambrai. His Commanding Officer wrote; "He had not been with us long, but in him I knew we had lost a valuable officer," and the Chaplain: "We are all very distressed at your son's death, for although he bad been with the battalion but a few weeks, he had made himself very popular with all." He was Page of Honour to Major the Earl of Liverpool at the Coronation of His Majesty King George V., and received the Coronation Medal. Second Lieut. Prideaux-Brune was possessed of considerable musical talent, and his compositions, which commenced at the early age of eleven, were considered by the Professor under whom he studied to show remarkable promise; unm.

Extract from Cornish Guardian - Friday 31 May 1918, page 5:

LIEUT. PRIDEAUX-BRUNE KILLED.
THE FAMILY'S WAR RECORD.

News has been received that Second-Lieut. Edmund Nicholas Prideaux-Brune, of the Rifle Brigade, was killed in action on May 22nd, in France. Lieut. Prideaux-Brune was the youngest son of Colonel and the Hon. Mrs. Prideaux-Brune, of Prideaux Place, Padstow. He was educated at St. Anbyn's School, Rottingdean, Gresham School, Holt, and the Royal Military College, and was gazetted to the Rifle Brigade on the 21st December, 1917. Deceased was nineteen years of age, and took a great interest in music, several of his compositions having been reviewed and favourably commented on in the "Musical News."

Great sympathy is felt for both Colonel and the Hon. Mrs. Prideaux-Brune in their sad bereavement. Their eldest son. Capt. Fulk N. Prideaux-Brune, is wounded and a prisoner of war in Germany; Lieut.-Colonel Dennis, of the Rifle Brigade, is in France; Miss Eva and Miss Sybil are also in France; and Miss Winnifred, is a hospital nurse at Netley.

PRIOR Edward Percy

Private 306223 [CWGC] or 39622 [SDGW], "A" Company, 8th Battalion, Tank Corps formerly 512609, Cornwall (F), Royal Engineers. Died 30 July 1918. Aged 29. Enlisted Falmouth, Cornwall. Son of William James and Florence Prior, of Padstow; husband of Minnie Prior, of 4, The Crescent, Fowey, Cornwall. Buried in LONGUEAU BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot IV. Row A. Grave 11.

Extract from Cornish Guardian - Friday 9 August 1918, page 7:

A FOWEY SOLDIER DROWNED.

We regret to report that news has been reeceived from the front by Mrs. Prior, of The Crescent, Fowey, that her husband. Gunner Edward Percy Prior has been drowned while on bathing parade on July 30th last. It appears that the deceased, with others of his unit, had entered the water (a large pool, near a famous river) which was thick with weeds, and shortly afterwards he shouted for help. Two of his comrades went to his asssatance, but he sank immediately, and his body was recovered about ten minutes afterwards by an Australian who also ran a great risk, and was nearly overcome himself. It was found that artificial respiration would have been of no avail. The body was accorded a military funeral the day after.

The deceased was 29 years of age, and had been married 2½ years. He joined at Falmouth with the Penryn Co. of the R.E.'s in 1915, and soon afterwards was sent to Scotland, where he worked at his trade as a carpenter. He transferred to the Tank Corps in January, and in February was sent across to France. it is stated that deceased was a good swimmer, but that he had recently had an attack of influenza. Much sympathy is felt for his young widow and friends at Fowey; also at Padstow, where his father and mother still live.

Previous to his joining up be was in partnership with the late Mr. J. Copplestone at North Street, Fowey.

RAE James Edmond Pringle

Captain Acting Major, 7th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Killed in action 30 November 1917. Aged 25. Son of James Edmond and Constance Eileen Mary Rae, of Rosevanion, Padstow, Cornwall. Scholar of Worcester College, Oxford. On active service from Aug., 1914, without a break and was killed when in command of, and rallying his Battalion. No known grave. Commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France. Panel 6.

Extract from England & Wales Government Probate Death Index 1918:

RAE James Edmond Pringle of Rosevanion Padstow Cornwall died 30 November 1917 in France Administration London 15 June to James Edmond Rae cattle exporter.
Effects £344 14s. 1d.
ROSEVEAR William Henry aka Dick
Chief Petty Officer 126623, H.M.S. Vivid, Royal Navy. Died 23 August 1914. Aged 46. Son of Richard and Mary Rosevear, of Padstow, Cornwall; husband of Eliza Ann Rosevear, of 8, Egerton St., Liverpool. Buried in PLYMOUTH (FORD PARK) CEMETERY, Devon. Grave reference: Church S. 31. 7.
SARGENT Edwin John Gostwyck
Surgeon, H.M.S. Topaze, Royal Navy. Died 25 June 1918. Aged 25. Son of William Gostwyck and Hilda Sargent, of Polyphant House, Padstow, Cornwall. In the 1911 census he was aged 17, born Blackwood, Monmouthshire, a medical Student. son of William and A H B Sarget, resident Cross Street, Padstow, Cornwall. No known grave. Commemorated on KIRKEE 1914-1918 MEMORIAL, India. Face A.
SKINNER George J
Cook’s assistant, SS Princess Ena, Mercantile Marine Reserve. Died of Spansh Flu 13 December 1918. Aged 21. One month after the war, aboard a Royal Navy Fleet Auxiliary vessel, the Princess Ena. Son of Charles Stanley and Emily Jane Skinner In December 1918, as the Spanish Flu was killing millions worldwide, the ship was working as a Fleet Messenger in the Mediterranean moving continually from port to port, Ena’s crew of 41 stood a high risk of catching the disease. Born 1897 in St Wenn, Cornwall. George was 17 when the war started. He decided to serve at sea and joined the Maritime Marine Reserve. Prior to 1914 the Admiralty made important changes to ensure ships were manned in time of war. These included forming the Royal Naval Reserve from men of the Maritime Marine, today’s Merchant Navy, the establishment of the Royal Fleet Reserve where retired naval men agreed to return to sea in wartime, and setting up an RNR trawler force using skippers and skilled crew from the fishing industry. Men from the Maritime Marine usually manned Mercantile Fleet Auxiliaries, merchant ships used in the war effort. These were operated either by the owners or the navy and both had different rates of pay and operating regulations. But this dual system hampered efficient crewing of MFAs and in August 1916 a pool of essential crewmen was set up called the Mercantile Marine Reserve on which the Navy could always draw. It was to the Mercantile Marine Reserve that George belonged when in 1916 he arrived on board the Princess Ena, a one-time railway ferry which the navy commandeered. It had a brief career as a U-boat decoy ship, then it was sent for use at Gallipoli. In 1916 Ena became a Fleet Messenger operating between Salonika and Mudros. George’s unremarkable war was fought with pots and pans amid the stifling steamy heat of a cramped ship’s galley. Unheroic it may have been, but without George Skinner, and many thousands like him, the Great War could not have been fought and won. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 31. Also commemorated on Trevone War Memorial, Cornwall.
SLAWSON Arthur Oswald
Gunner 321049, 331st Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 1 May 1918. Aged 33. Born and enlisted Padstow, Cornwall. Son of Sarah Sybella and the late Thomas Slawson, of Padstow, Cornwall. Buried in LONGPRE-LES-CORPS SAINTS BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Row B. Grave 14.
SLUMAN Arthur Clarence
Corporal 43532, 10th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Killed in action 10 April 1918. Aged 29. Born and enlisted Padstow, Cornwall. Son of Frank and Emily Sluman, of Middle St., Padstow, Cornwall. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 75 to 77.
STONE John [Edward]
Stoker 1st Class K/18080 (Dev.), H.M.S. Blake, Royal Navy. Died from disease 15 November 1918. Aged 25. Born 10 April 1894 in Torquay, Devon. Husband of Sarah Jane Males Edith (nee Juliff) Stone, of The Caerwilliam Hotel, Cabres Bay formerly of Middle Street, Padstow, Cornwall, married April to June Quarter 1917 in St. Columb Registration District, Cornwall. Buried in PADSTOW CEMETERY, Cornwall. Section B. Grave 66.
TAYLOR Edward Glanville
Staff Sergeant, C.E.F. *** Military details not found *** Birth registered in 1889 in the October to December Quarter in Camelford Registration District, Cornwall. In the 1911 census he was aged 21, born Trevalza Cornwall, a Farmer's son working on farm, son of John and Bessie Taylor, resident Trevalga near Boscastle, Trevalga, Cornwall.

Extract from Cornish Guardian - Friday 11 October 1918, page 5:

A memorial service was held in the Parish Church on Sunday afternoon for Edward Glanville Taylor, only son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Taylor, and Charles Edyvane, son of Mr. G. Edyvane and the late Mrs. Edyvane, who were recently killed in action. The Vicar (Rev. T. H. Skinner, M.A.) conducted the service. Psalm 23 and the hymns. "On the resurrection morning" and "Jesus lives no longer now," were sung. Those present included Mr. and Mrs. J. Taylor and Miss Mitchell (father and mother and fiancee of the late Sergt. Taylor). Members of No. 10 Platoon, 2nd Vol. Batt., D.C.L.I., were present, under the command of Capt. W. S. Allport. Sergt. Trythall represented the police. Mr. S. M. Ravenhill. A.R.C.O., presided at the organ, and played Chopin's "Funeral March" at the commence and Handel’s Dead March in "Saul," and Beethoven’s "Funeral March" at the conclusion.
THOMAS William Henry
Private SPTS/3143, "C" Company, 24th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 28 July 1916. Aged 23. Born Padstow, Cornwall, enlisted Redruth, Cornwall. Son of Mrs. C. Truman, of Barry's Lane, Padstow, Cornwall; husband of Ethel Thomas, of 9, Hyr Bellevue, Redruth, Cornwall. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 8 C 9 A and 16 A.
TIPPETT James Horswell

Private 155583, 156th Company, Royal Army Medical Corps. Death registered July to September Quarter 1919 in St. Columb Registration District, Cornwall, aged 49. Born 24 September 1869, baptised 20 October 1869 in Padstow, son of James and Selina Tippett. Husband of Laura Tippett, of Church Lanr, Padstow, married 28 April 1895 in Padstow; one son born 24 August 1906. Attested 6 July 1918 in Truro, aged 48 years 11 months, height 5 feet 4 inches, chest 33½-35 inches, Tailor and Sailmaker. Transferred to 'Z' Class Army Reserve 1919. In the 1911 census he was aged 41, born Padstow, Cornwall, a Tailor, married to Laura with one son and one daughter. resident Church Lane Padstow Cornwall, Padstow Urban, Cornwall.

TONKIN, MC, DSO Frederick Cuthbert

Lieutenant Temporary Captain and Adjutant, 7th Battalion, East Yorkshire Reiment. Died of wounds 4 November 1918. Aged 24. Son of William Henry and Emma Tonkin, of 13, George Rd., West Bridgford, Notts. Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.) and the Distinguished Service Order (D.S.O.)[London Gazette 11 January 1919]. Buried in FOREST COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nord, France. Row C. Grave 34.

Distinguished Service Order Citation - London Gazette 11 January 1919:

TONKIN, FREDERICK CUTHBERT, M.C., Temporary Lieut. (Temporary Capt.), East Yorkshire Regt., attached 7th Battn. For conspicuous gallantry end devotion to duty during an attack. He led his men with great skill and determination, and personally under heavy machine-gun fire reconnoitred the only crossing across a canal, after which he led his company across and covered the crossing for the remainder of the battalion. Throughout the whole of the operations he displayed great initiative and energy.

Extract from England & Wales Government Probate Death Index 1919:

TONKIN Frederick Cuthbert of 31 William-road West Bridgford Nottinghamshire captain in H.M. Army died 4 November 1918 in France Administration Nottingham 4 February to William Henry Tonkin auditor. Effects £287 3 3s.
Further Grant P.R. 16 December 1919.

TONKIN Frederick Cuthbert of 31 William-road West Bridgford Nottinghamshire captain in H.M. Army died 4 November 1918 in France Administration Nottingham 16 December to Emma Tonkin widow. Effects £201 10s. 6d.
Former Grant February 1919.

Note: Link to Padstow not yet established.

WILLCOCK Kenneth Harding
[Listed as WILLCOCKS on CWGC and SDGW] Rifleman 653323, 1st/21st (County of London) Battalion (First Surrey Rifles), London Regiment formerly 5th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action 8 October 1916. Born and enlisted Wimbledon, resident Raynes Park. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 13 C. [Link to Padstow not yet established].
WILLIAMS Alfred James
Leading Signalman 236410, H.M.S. Monmouth, Royal Navy. Died 1 November 1914. Son of Joseph and Amelia Williams, of Padstow, Cornwall; husband of Bessie Williams, of 23, Tollox Place, Laira, Plymouth. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 2.
WOOD George Douglas [Harry]

Midshipman, H.M.S. India, Royal Naval Reserve. Lost when his ship was sunk by a submarine torpedo in the North Sea 8 August 1915. Born 7 December 1897 in Edinburgh. Aboard H.M.S. Conway Training Ship, Liverpool, from May 1912 to April 1915, son of Mrs. A. C. Wood, of 22, West Preston Street, Edinburgh; formerly educated at Edinburgh Academy. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 13.

Extract from De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour 1914-1918, Volume 1, page 383:

WOOD, GEORGE DOUGLAS HARRY, Midshipman, Royal Naval Reserve, and A.D.C. to Capt. Kennedy, H.M.S. India, yr. s. of the late George Wood, of Gordon Terrace, Edinburgh, Wholesale Boot Factor, by his wife, Annie Champion (9, Fountainhall Road, Edinburgh), dau. of Capt. William Bastard, of Padstow. Cornwall; b. Edinburgh, 7 Dec. 1897; educ. Edinburgh Academy and H.M.S. Conway; was appointed Midshipman (temp.), R.N.R., 24 March, 1915, and posted to H.M.S. India, and was lost when that ship was sunk in the North Sea, 8 Aug. 1915.

1939-1945
BENNETT G
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BENNETT L
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BLUETT H
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BROWN John [Arthur]
Aircraftman 1st Class 1091151, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 31 October 1945. Aged 39. Buried in PADSTOW CEMETERY, Cornwall. Section K. Grave 59.
CLEMO Richard
[Not listed on CWGC] Able Seaman, S.S. Lurigethan out of Belfast, Merchant Navy. Died due to immersion, presumed drown, sharks see in vicinity of lifebuoys 13 February 1940 at sea of Brest, aged 53. Born Padstow, Cornwall, resident Padstow, Cornwall. In the 1891 census he was aged 5, born Padstow, Cornwall, a scholar. son of Joseph and Anna Clemo, resident Work House Hill, Padstow, St Columb, Cornwall. In 1910 he was listed in the Crew Lists as born 1886 in Padstow, a Cook and Able Seman aboard "Mary Seymour."
DELF Jack [William]
Seaman LT/JX 195779, H.M. Trawler Rosevean, Royal Naval Patrol Service. Fractured his skull due to accidental fall into Dry Dock, Falmouth. died in Royal Navy Sick Quarters, Falmouth, Cornwall, 9 December 1944. Born 28 June 1921 in Lowestoft, Suffolk. Baptised 22 July 1921 in Lowestoft St John. Son of Arthur James Delf and Olive Emma Delf, of Padstow. Buried in PADSTOW CEMETERY, Cornwall. Section H. (Allies Plot). Grave 3.
ENGLAND John
Son of William John and Bessie Jane England. In the 1929 and 1930 Register of Electors for Padstow he was resident Avery's Row, Horsmill, Padstow.
ENGLAND Leonard [Nelson]
Able Seaman SD/SSX 20438, H.M. Submarine P. 514, Royal Navy. Died at sea 21 June 1942. Aged 22. Born 10 April 1920 in St. Columb, Cornwall. Son of Mabel England, of Padstow, Cornwall; brother of Ronald England (below). No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 65, Column 1.
ENGLAND Ronald
Ordinary Seaman D/JX 152288, H.M.S. Glorious, Royal Navy. Died 8 June 1940. Aged 21. Son of Mabel England, of Padstow, Cornwall; brother of Leonard Nelson England (above). No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 38, Column 3.
HARVEY Ronald Marshall

Lieutenant 253261, Royal Army Service Corps attached to Sudan Defence Force. Died 16 August 1944. Aged 32. Son of Frank Benjamin and Beatrice Fanny Harvey, of Padstow, Cornwall; husband of Inez Helena Harvey, of Padstow. Buried in KHARTOUM WAR CEMETERY, Sudan. Plot 8. Row D. Grave 2.

Extract from England & Wales Government Probate Death Index 1945:

HARVEY Ronald Marshall of Dracaena Fentonluna Padstow Cornwall died 16 August 1944 on war service Probate Bodmin 28 April to Inez Helena Harvey widow. Effects £685 10s. 3d.
HORN [Samuel Peter] Basil
Ordinary Seaman D/JX 418578, H.M.S. Gould, Royal Navy. Died at sea 1 March 1944. Born 9 March 1925 in Padstow, Cornwall. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 88, Column 1.
JERMYN William [John]

Leading Seaman D/6960 C, H.M.S. Courageous, Royal Naval Reserve. Died 17 September 1939. Aged 36. Son of William Ellis Jermyn and Ann Maria Jermyn, of Padstow, Cornwall; husband of Lilian Jermyn, of Padstow. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 35, Column 3.

Extract from Cornish Guardian - Thursday 28 September 1939, page 1:

JERMYNS.—On the 16th September, 1939, William John Jermyns, of 7, Avery's Row, Padstow, Cornwall, gave his life for his country on board H.M.S. Courageous.— Sadly missed by his sorrowing Wife and Children.
We miss you most who loved you best.
Extract from Gloucestershire Echo - Friday 26 January 1940, page 5:

The body of Mrs. Ann Jermyn, of the Strand, Padstow, Cornwall, whose son, Reservist William John Jermyn, died in the Courageous, was found in the breakers at Trevone, two miles from her home, yesterday.

JURY J
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KINSMAN William Arnold
Chief Stoker D/KX 79824, H.M.S. Aldenham, Royal Navy. Died 14 December 1944. Aged 35. Son of William Charles and Lydia Jane Kinsmen, of Padstow, Cornwall; husband of Winifred May Kinsmen, of Padstow. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 89, Column 2.
LAWRENCE Percy
Private 5440081, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Died 18 February 1940. Aged 22. Son of John James Lawrence and Emily Lawrence, of Padstow. Buried in PADSTOW CEMETERY, Cornwall. Section M. Grave 51.
LENNEY Gordon [William]
Private 5442615, 1st Battalion, The Herefordshire Regiment, King's Shropshire Light Infantry. Died 30 July 1944. Aged 32. Son of Albert and Louisa Lenney; husband of Gwendolin Constance Lenney, of Padstow, Cornwall. Buried in ST. CHARLES DE PERCY WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Plot III. Row B. Grave 13.
MACGILLIVRAY John David Robert

Sergeant (Observer) 922684, 75 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Shot down by flak at Niederhochstadt near Frankfort-on-Main during a raid on Nuremberg flying out of Mildenhall, Suffolk, in a Wellington III, serial number X3389, 29 August 1942. Aged 24. Born Padstow 26 April 1918. Son of David Young MacGillivray and Lillian (nee Hawken) MacGillivray, of Tarring, Worthing, Sussex. Buried in DURNBACH WAR CEMETERY, Bayern, Germany. Plot 9. Row K. Joint grave 21-22.

Extract from England & Wales Government Probate Death Index 1944:

MacGILLIVRAY John David Robert of Sleepy Hollow Woldingham Surrey died on or since 29 August 1942 on war service Administration Llandudno 5 June to David Young MacGillivray engineer surveyor. Effects £393 13s. 11d.

Extract from Western Morning News - Wednesday 30 August 1944, page 2:

Memorial Cot Dedicated
TRURO SERVICE
Sergeant Observer
Of Padstow

The Bishop of Truro dedicated a cot in the children's surgical ward, Royal Cornwall Infirmary, Truro, yesterday, which had been endowed by his parents "In loving and ever-grateful remembrance" of John David Robert MacGillivray, sergeant observer, R.A.F. of Padstow, who with four others lost his life at Frankfort-on-Main. The Bishop was assisted by Rev. H. W. Orton, vicar of St. George's, and hospital chaplain, and among those present were Mr. Acton Davis, president of the infirmary; Mrs. Johnstone (Friends of the infirmary), the matron, Miss Peake, and relatives of the deceased.

The tablet over the cot, which was unveiled by the Bishop, contained the name of the deceased, and the words "Endowed by his parents in loving memory of their only child. Born Padstow, Cornwall, 26.4.18. Died in battle. 29.8.42. Sergeant Observer. R.A.F. God gave us memories so that we could have roses in December."

HIS GREAT FRIEND.

In the service remembrance with gratitude was made of the men of the aircraft who joined MacGillivray in making the supreme sacrifice—Sgt. E. Perks, New Zealand; Sgt. R. G. A. Lee. Grimsby (John's great friend); Sgt. W. H. Irvine, Canada; and Sgt. P. Oaten.

In a brief address the Bishop said they had met to honour and perpetuate a brave man who gave his service for country and in the cause of freedom, and his parents had chosen that appropriate form of memory. When he thought of the gallant men who laid down their lives for them his thoughts turned to the words "He saved others, himself he cannot save."

These men made the great sacrifice to save them, and through the mercy of God they saved them, and that work was perpetuated in that little cot. They gave thanks for the brave work thus commemorated.

MAGOR George [Joseph Walter]
Private 5441638, 6th Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Died 21 July 1943. Aged 28. Son of Annie Ada Magor, and stepson of Patrick O'Keefe, of Padstow, Cornwall. Buried in MADRAS WAR CEMETERY, CHENNAI, India. Plot 1. Row H. Grave 2.
MARTYN Samuel [George]
Leading Aircraftman 930263, 990 Balloon Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 20 October 1942. Son of Samuel Thomas Martyn and Sybil Florence Martyn, of Padstow, Cornwall. Buried in NUWARA ELIYA (HOLY TRINITY) CHURCHYARD, Sri Lanka. Grave 703.
MAYNE R
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MOORE Francis [John Brooks]
Flight Sergeant 364144, Royal Air Force. Died 1 November 1939. Aged 31. Son of Albert and Ada Moore, of Padstow; husband of Alice Katherine Mary Moore, of Fraserburg, Aberdeenshire. Buried in PADSTOW CEMETERY, Cornwall. Section N. Grave 32.
MORGAN William Clifford
Seaman D/JX 167029, H.M. Trawler Argyllshire, Royal Naval Patrol Service. Died 1 June 1940. Aged 23. Son of William and Ethel Morgan, of Padstow, Cornwall. No known grave. Commemorated on LOWESTOFT NAVAL MEMORIAL, Suffolk. Panel 2. Column 3.
MOYSE E
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MURT [William] Arnold
Able Seaman D/SSX 19480, H.M.S. Lively, Royal Navy. Died 11 May 1942. Aged 25. Son of Frederick A. and Mary A. Murt, of Padstow, Cornwall. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 66, Column 1.
NUGENT Alfred
Able Seaman D/X 9969B, H.M.S. Moonstone, Royal Navy. Died 6 August 1941. Aged 29. Son of Harry and Janie Nugent, of Padstow, Cornwall. Buried in DURBAN (STELLAWOOD) CEMETERY, South Africa. Block F. Grave 218.
PHELPS Ernest [George]
Trooper 7924791, Royal Tank Regiment, Royal Armoured Corps. Died 19 November 1944. Aged 32. Son of Harry George and Lily May Phelps; husband of Sybil Arras Phelps, of Padstow, Cornwall. Buried in POZNAN OLD GARRISON CEMETERY, Poland. Plot 8. Row A. Grave 9.
PORTER J
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STEVENS A
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THOMPSON G
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THOMPSON W
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TWIST Brian Patrick Wynn

Died 20 December 1941 in Kensington, London. Aged 36. Born 17 March 1905. In the 1939 Register he was a Motoring Journalist, unmarried, son of Emilie Twist (widow), resident Caon Ingli Trevone, Trevone, Padstow U.D., Cornwall.

Extract from England & Wales Government Probate Death Index 1943:

TWIST Brian Patrick Wynn of Carn Ingli Trevone near Padstow Cornwall died 20 December 1941 on war service Probate Llandudno 24 April to Frederick Kropp Sander nurseryman and Isabel Sander (wife of the said Frederick Kropp Sander).
Effects £4145 4s. 9d. - Resworn £3826 11s. 4d.

UDY W
possibly Walter James UDY, Able Seaman D/222314, H.M.S. Forte, Royal Navy. Died 15 September 1942. Buried in ST. ISSEY NEW CHURCHYARD, Cornwall. Row 2. Grave 141.

Extract from England & Wales Government Probate Death Index 1942:

UDY Walter James of Manor Cottage St. Issey Wadebridge Cornwall died 15 September 1942 on war service Administration Bodmin 22 July to Lily Annie Audy widow.
Effects £842 7s. 3d.

VEALE R
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WILLIAMS A
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WRIGHT S
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