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PORT ISAAC AND ST ENDELLION WAR MEMORIALS

World War 1 & 2- detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Martin Edwards 2022

The takes the form of a roughly hewn, Celtic cross mounted on a roughly hewn trapezium shaped plinth that rests on a rectangular base upon which is fixed to plinth; upon this is a trapezium shaped plaque that contains the inscription and list of names for both World War 1 and World War 2. There are 29 names listed for World War 1 and 23 names for World War 2; these are listed with a . Within the St Endellion Chapel, Port Isaac Pottery, Roscarrock Hill, Port Isaac, is a further memorial to the parishioners who gave their lives in World War 1; there are 25 names listed; this memorial is in the form of a rectangular plaque with a nowy head and a wreath at the top and a decorative border with the inscription in raised lettering; these names are marked with a . A further memorial is to be found within St Peter’s Church, Port Isaac, listing 21 names of those who died in World War 2. The memorial takes the form of a pipe organ with scarlet curtain to right and a dedicatory brass plaque and slate tablet both bearing the same inscription; the slate tablet features a cross at centre top and the brass plaque is located on the left of organ; the names are marked with a •. A further White book containing the names and which war they fought in is to be found within St Peter's Church, Fore Street, Port Isaac; 30 names for World War 1 and 24 for World War 2, these are inidcated with a . There was a further plaque in the United Methodist Church on a bronze plaque on an oak base with 25 names listed, these are indicated with a , the plaque is now in Chapel cafe, Port Isaac.

Note: The main memorial and that with the organ have surnaes and initials only, the St Endellionmemorial has forenames and surnames. The names on the main memorial for World War 2 and the St Endellion World War 2 differ in order of initials in some places.

United Methodist Church:

Extract from Cornish Guardian - Friday 5 February 1926, page 5:

A PORT ISAAC WAR MEMORIAL.
UNVEILED BY ENG.-CAPT. T W. CLEAVE

"To the Glory of God and in grateful memory of the men of this parish who gave their lives in the Great War—1914-18."

This was the inscription on a bronze tablet on an oak base, which was unveiled on Wednesday afternoon in Port Isaac United Methodist Church in the presence of a very large gathering.

The Rev. M. Harvey (of Wadebridge, presided, supported by the Rev. W. T. Martin (Vicar of St. Peter's). who read the lesson. Engineer-Capt. T. W. Cleave. R.N., of Wadebridge, who unveiled the tablet which contains the names of 25 men who lost their lives, said:

You have given me the honour of unveiling this war memorial not through merits of mine. In days to come the people will ask what manner of men these were. They were heroes as we all now know, how much we owe them. What is the inspiration behind these men? Love for those at home and the beloved Homeland. During the war craft of every description were used—trawlers, drifters, and other kinds of sea-faring craft. We also owe a great deal to the women of the nation, since the men are what the women make them. I do not wish to glorify the war. War is a beastly thing, but surely it is the war that brought out the characteristics of the people and that utter lack of promotion of self. Generations yet unborn will tell their children what they died for. Men who were fighting rarely gave their reasons for fighting. These men died that the happy memory of the patter of the feet of childhood may last. I do not mourn for those who have gone as I don't believe in undue mourning. In the Navy burial service we march away with a quick step and a band plays lively airs. My closing words to you are "Honour the dead, but live for the living."

The names inscribed the tablet are as follow:—Ernest Bishop, James B. Haynes, William Honey, Richard J. Lobb, Edgar Mitchell, Thomas C. Mitchell, Valentine C. Mitchell, Albert Masters. William Oaten, William E. B. Phillips, Ernest Prout, Cyril R. Prout, Jonathan Remick, Frank Bate, William J. Blake, Richard Bradshaw, George Honey, Jonathan R. Lark, Adolphus Lark, Thomas Mutton, Thomas Bolton, Isaac Remick, Stanley Remick, Richard Saundry, Samuel R. Worden. (The first 13 were U.M. Sunday School boys). At the bottom of the tablet, which cost £80, the money for which has mainly been raised by a choir of carol singers over a period of several years, is the word "Remember."

The Rev. M. Harvey gave a most appropriate address, based on Joshua 24. Members of the British Legion attended, including Capt. T. E. Blight. Mr. G Honey (secretary), Mrs. Cox (hon. secretary of the Relief committee). Staff-Sergt. L. C. Ashton, and several others.

Following the service at which the hymns "O God our help in ages past," "For all the Saints," and Stainer's well-known anthem "What are these arrayed in white?" were sung. There was a very largely attended public tea, presided over by Mesdames Hancock, W. Brown, G. Honey, O. Honey, T. Collins. W. Cowling, R. Rowe, S. Bunt. Misses Short and O. Cann.

Under the direction of Mrs. G. M. Tucker, L.R.A.M., Stainer's "Crucifixion" was rendered in the evening in a most praiseworthy manner by the choir, who were assisted by Mr. and Mrs. H. P. Cardell, Mr. G. Isbell and Mr. M. H. Bowes, Bodmin, the latter presiding at the organ. These artistes also rendered a miscellaneous programme in which Mr. Nancarrow (Port Isaac) also assisted. Mr. W. E. Menhinick, of Hendra, St. Kew, presided over a crowded gathering.

Organ Plaque:

THIS ORGAN WAS INSTALLED
BY THE PARISHONERS OF PORT ISAAC
IN SACRED MEMORY OF
THE MEN AND WOMEN OF THIS PARISH
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE WORLD WAR
1939-1945

Chapel inscription:

Photographs St Endellion Chapel - WW1
Simon James (WMR-69222)

1914 1918
TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN GRATEFUL AND
HONOURED MEMORY OF
THE MEN OF THIS PARISH
WHO MADE THE SUPREME
SACRIFICE IN THE GREAT WAR

REMEMBER

Organ Tablet:

Photographs Parishoners Of Port Isaac
Peter Forrester (WMR-52731)

THIS ORGAN WAS INSTALLED
BY THE PARISHONERS OF PORT ISAAC
IN SACRED MEMORY OF
THE MEN AND WOMEN OF THIS PARISH
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE WORLD WAR
1939-1945

Main memorial:

Photographs Port Isaac And St Endellion
Peter Forrester (W M R-52994)

IN MEMORIAM
GREAT WAR
1914-1918

BATE Frank

Second Mate, H.M.T. Pollensa, Mercantile Marine. Died in Hospital at Dunkirk 7 February 1919. Aged 29. Born 1891 in Cornwall. Son of Harry and Mary Bate, of Port Isaac; husband of Jennie Burton Bate, of Bellevue, Port Isaac, Cornwall. Buried in DUNKIRK TOWN CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot IV. Row E. Grave 29.

Extract from England & Wales Government Probate Death Index 1919:

BATE Frank of 3 Emma-place Stonehouse Devonshire second officer Mercantile Marine died 7 February 1919 at No. 8 Canadian Military Hospital Dunkerque France Administration Exeter 16 June to Jenefer Burton Bate widow.
Effects £440.

BISHOP Ernest
Private 345295, 16th (Royal Devon and Royal North Devon Yeomanry) Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Killed in action in Egypt with the E.E.F. 3 December 1917. Aged 26. Born Port Isaac, Cornwall, enlisted Bodmin. Son of Mark Thomas and Susan Bishop, of Port Caverne, Port Isaac, Cornwall. Buried in JERUSALEM WAR CEMETERY, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Section A. Grave 16.
BLAKE William Josiah
Able Seaman, H.M. Yacht Liberty, Mercantile Marine Reserve. Died in Naval Hospital, Haslar, 30 November 1918. Aged 23. Born Port Isaac, Cornwall. Resident North Hill Terrace, Port Isaac, Cornwall. In the 1901 census he was aged 5, born Port Isaac, Cornwall, son of Nicholas T and M O Blake, resident Port Isaac, Endellion, Bodmin, Cornwall. In the 1911 census he was aged 16, born Port Isaac, Cornwall, a Coast Fisherman, son of Nicholas and Mary Blake, resident Port Isaac, St Endellion, Cornwall. Buried in ST. ENDELLION (ST. ENDELLIENTA) CHURCHYARD, Cornwall.
BOLTON Thomas
No further information currently available
BRADSHAW Richard Mitchell
Private 2883, 30th Battalion, Australian Infantry, A.I.F. Died of wounds 11 August 1918. Aged 26. Born Port Isaac, Cornwall. Son of John and Mary Jane Bradshaw, of Sea View, Port Isaac, Cornwall. Resident Chatswood, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Mrine Motor Driver by trade. Emigrated aged 29. On the Nominal Roll for Australian Infantry he is listed as a Deck hand, aged 24, unmarried, care of Mrs. Hardy, Fig-street, Longue Vile, South Sydney, New South Wales, religious denomination Methodist. Embarked for Europe at Sydney aboard H.M.A.T. Nestor A71 on 9 April 1916. Buried in VIGNACOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot IV. Row B. Grave 5. Australian Circular
CURTIS George
No further information currently available
CURTIS Richard
Leading Boatman (Coast Guard, Able Seaman) 148477, H.M.S. Monmouth, Royal Navy. Killed when his ship was sunk by "Scharnhorst" and "Gneisenau" off Valparaiso, 1 November 1914. Aged 40. Born 16 July 1873 in Lansallow, Cornwall. Husband of E. Lily Curtis, of 110, Par Green, Par, Cornwall, formerly of Coast Guard Station, Port Isaac, North Cornwall. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 1.
HAYNES James Barret
Leading Seaman (Acting Leading Deck Hand) 4370B, H.M. Trawler Remindo, Royal Naval Reserve. Killed when his ship was blown up at sea 2 February 1918. Born 2 July 1886 in Port isaac, Cornwall. Son of John Haynes, of Rose House, Port Isaac, Cornwall. In the 1901 census he was aged 14, born Port Isaac, Cornwall, a Fisherboy, son of John and Eliza Haynes, resident Rose House, Port Isaac, Endellion, Bodmin, Cornwall. In the 1911 census he was aged 24, born Port Isaac, Cornwall, a Mariner coasting trade in sailing ship, son of John and Eliza Haynes, resident Rose House Port Isaac, St Endellion, Cornwall. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 29.
HILL Thomas
Private 874799, 27th Battalion, Canadian Infantry. Killed in action 29 March 1917. Aged 37. Born 9 October 1879 in Cornwall. Son of William and Sarah Hill. Native of Trelights, Port Isaac, Cornwall; brother of Elizabeth Ann Hill and Emily Sarah Hill, of Trelights, Port Isaac, Cornwall. Attested 13 March 1916 in Winnioeg, Manitoba, Canada. Painter by trade, single, aged 36 years 5 months, height 5 feet 6 inches, chest 32½ inches to 35 inches, fair complexion, blue eyes, fair hair, religious denomination Church of England. Embarked Canada 31 October 1916aboard Empress of britain, disembarked England 11 November 1916. Buried in ECOIVRES MILITARY CEMETERY, MONT-ST. ELOI, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row K. Grave 9. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 4360 - 59
HOCKING Richard
No further information currently available
HONEY George
Private 1291, 32nd Battalion, Australian Infantry, A.I.F. Killed in action 19 July 1916. Aged 30. Son of William J. and Thirza Honey, of Port Isaac, Cornwall, England; husband of Ann Brown Honey, of Bayswater, Western Australia. Resident Bassendean, Perth, Western Australia, Australia. Embarked for Europe at Adelaide 18 November 1915 aboard H.M.A.T. Geelong A2. Buried in FROMELLES (PHEASANT WOOD) MILITARY CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot III. Row D. Grave 1.
HONEY William
No further information currently available
LARK Adolphus
Driver 20599, 54th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died on service 30 October 1918. Aged 32. Born Port Isaacs, Cornwall, enlisted Bodmin, Cornwall. Husband of J. J. Lark, of Priory Row, St. Austell. uried in STAGLIENO CEMETERY, GENOA, Italy. Plot I. Row D. Grave 18.
LARK Jonathan R
[Listed as R LARK on main memorial] probably Ralph LARK, Corporal 8268, 36th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) formerly 19056, Devonshire Regiment. Killed in action 21 March 1918. Aged 25. Born and resident Port Isaac, Cornwall, enlisted Shoreditch. Son of Mark B. and Rose Lark, of Glenthorne, Port Isaac, Cornwall. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 90 to 93.
LOBB James R
[J LOBB on main memorial] No further information currently available
LOBB Ralph
No further information currently available
LOBB Richard James
Leading Carpenter's Crew M/2882, H.M.S. Highflyer, Royal Navy. Killed in action between Highflyer and the german Auxiliary "Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse" 26 August 1914. Aged 21. Born 1 October 1892 in Wadebridge, Cornwall. Son of Francis Ede Lobb and Mary Annie Lobb, of Hill Cottage, Port Isaac, Cornwall. Enlisted 8 March 1911 for 12 years, height 5 feet 6¾ inches, chest 37 inches, light brown hair, blue eyes, fair complexion. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 4.
MASTERS Albert
[Listed as Alfred on St Peter's memorial or Albert main Memorial] Private 19672, 1st Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Killed in action 23 April 1917. Aged 23. Born and resident Port Isaac, Cornwall, enlisted Bodmin. Son of Joseph and Elizabeth Masters, of Chapel Amble, St. Kew, Wadebridge, Cornwall. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 4.
MASTERS Robert

In the 1901 census he was aged 13, born Cornwall. Son of John and Ann Masters, resident Trelights Village, Trelights, Endellion, Bodmin, Cornwall.

*** Can find no other information for this man ***

MITCHELL Valentine Charles
[Listed as Charles V MITCHELL on St Peters Memorial and C V MITCHELL on main memorial but Valentine C MITCHELL on St Endellion Memorial] Leading Seaman 3176A, S.S. Hansley, Royal Naval Reserve. Killed or died as a direct result of enemy action 9 April 1917. Aged 25. Born 18 Septemeber 1891 in Port Isaaqc, Cornwall. Son of Valentine Mitchell, of May House, Port Isaac, Cornwall. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 23.
MITCHELL Edgar
Corporal 205000, 5th (P.O.W.) Battalion (Territorials), Devonshire Regiment. Killed in action 27 Septeber 1918. Aged 29. Born St. Teath, Cornwall, resident Delabole, Cornwall, enlisted Bodmin. Son of Thomas and Kate Mitchell, of Lake View Avenue, Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A.; husband of Albertha Mitchell, of Lower Pengelly, Delabole, Cornwall. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 4.
MITCHELL Thomas Carew
Corporal S/10594, 16th Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Killed in action 31 July 1917. Aged 29. Born Port Isaac, Cornwall, resident Swansea, Glamorganshire, enlisted St. Paul's Churchyard, Middlesex. Son of Thomas and Annie Mitchell, of 112, Milton Terrace, Swansea; husband of the late Elizabeth B. Mitchell. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 46.
MUTTON Thomas
Leading Seaman 230864, H.M. Submarine E37, Royal Navy. Lost in North Sea on duty, cause unknown, 3 December 1916. Aged 27. Born 21 May 1888 in Port Isaac, Cornwall. Enlisted 21 May 1906 for 12 years, a Farm Labourer, height 5 feet 5¾ inches, dark brown hair, grey eyes, fair complexion. Son of Ellen Eliza Mutton, of 1, Church Hill, Port Isaac, Cornwall, and the late Thomas Mutton. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 11.
OATEN Thomas
Able Seaman, H.M.T. Liberty, Mercantile Marine. Died of dysentery at Mudros, Greece, 14 September 1915. Aged 40. Born Port Isaac, Cornwall. Resident Port Isaac, Cornwall. In the 1881 census he was aged 8, born Port Isaac, Cornwall, a scholar, son of Thomas and Kate Oaten, resident Port Isaac, Endellion, Bodmin, Cornwall. In the 1911 census he was aged 38, born St Endellion, COrnwall, a Coast Fisherman, unmarried, son of Thoas and Catherine Jane Oaten, resident Port Isaac, St Endellion, Cornwall. In January to March Quarter 1914 he married Julia Oliver in the Bodmin Registration District, Cornwall. Engaged on ship's crew 20 January 1915 at Calcutta. Buried in EAST MUDROS MILITARY CEMETERY, Greece. Plot II. Row O. Grave 253.

Extract from England & Wales Government Probate Death Index 1916:

OATEN Thomas of Belle Vue-terrace Port Isaac Endellion Cornwall died 14 September 1915 at sea Administration Bodmin 28 March to Julia Oaten widow.
Effects £206 16s. 9d.

OATEN William
Private 240552, 1st/5th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Killed in action 21 March 1918. Aged 21. Resident Port Isaac, Cornwall, enlisted Bodmin, Cornwall. Son of Robert and Lavinia Oaten, of Port Isaac, Cornwall. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 45.
PHILIPS William Edward Brown
Rifleman 473911, 12th (County of London) Battalion (The Rangers), London Regiment formerly 5083, 21st Battalion, London Regiment. Killed in action 8 September 1917. Aged 37. Born Port Isaac, Cornwall, resident Camberwell, enlisted London. Son of John and Elizabeth Phillips, of "Valencia," Port Isaac, Cornwall. Buried in MORCHIES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Row A. Grave 14.
PROUT Cyril [Richard]
Private 108164, 200 Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) formerly 25429, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action 20 December 1917. Aged 19. Born St. Endellion, Cornwall, resident Port Isaac, enlisted Bodmin. Son of Richard and Sybella S. Prout, of Fernlea, Port Isaac, Cornwall. Buried in RIBECOURT ROAD CEMETERY, TRESCAULT, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row C. Grave 25.
PROUT Ernest
Private 16077, 7th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Killed in action 21 November 1917. Born and enlisted Bodmin, Cornwall, resident Trewetha, Cornwall. No known grave. Commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France. Panel 6.
REMICK Isaac [Broad]
Private 2615, 12th Battalion, Australian Infantry, A.I.F. Killed in action 23 April 1918. Aged 41. Born Port Isaac, Cornwall. Son of Isaac Remick, of Rose Cottage, Port Isaac, Cornwall; brother of Louisa Remick. Educated Board School, Port Isaac. Emigrated aged 30. Trade Mariner. No known grave. Commemorated on VILLERS-BRETONNEUX MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Australian Circular.
REMICK Jonathan
Petty Officer 188412, H.M.S. Monmouth, Royal Navy. Killed when his ship was sunk by "Scharnhorst" and "Gneisenau" off Valparaiso, 1 November 1914. Aged 33. Born 27 October 1880 in Port Isaac, Cornwall. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Remick, of Port Isaac, Cornwall; husband of Emily M Remick, of 9 Greendale Terrace, Saltash, Cornwall. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 1.
REMICK Stanley
2nd Corporal 500573, 7th Field Company, Canadian Engineers. Killed in action by High Explosive (H.E.) shelll near at Pozieres, France, 26 September 1916. Aged 28. Born 28 January 1888 in Port Isaac, Cornwall. Son of the late Isaac and Amelia Remick, of Rose Cottage, Port Isaac, Cornwall. Attested 18 September 1915 at Montreal, at 27 years 8 months, height 5 feet 2¾ inches, chest 34-36¼ inches, weight 129½ lbs, medium complexion, brown eyes, dark brown hair, religious denomination Church of England, Carpenter by trade. Buried in LONDON CEMETERY AND EXTENSION, LONGUEVAL, Somme, France. Plot 9. Row D. Grave 13. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 8188 - 32
SAUNDRY Richard

Seaman 8412/A, H.M.S. Edgar, Royal Naval Reserve. Died in Royal Naval Hospital, Plymouth, from Pyelitis Nephrectomy 25 August 1917. Born 26 December 1895. Discharged from the Navy 8 August 1917. Son of Richard Isaac, of Port Isaac, Cornwall. Buried in ST. ENDELLION (ST. ENDELLIENTA) CHURCHYARD, Cornwall.

Note: Pyelitis is an inflammation of the kidney caused by bacterial infection, principally E-coli, but also streptococci or staphylococci. Now easily treatable with sulphonamides or in more serious cases antibiotics, but neither were available at the time. Nephrectomy is the removal of the kidney. His death may have been the result of complications in the surgical procedure.

WORDEN Samuel [Reuben]
Gunner (Fitter) 147782, 19th Division Ammunition Column, Royal Field Artillery. Died on service 21 November 1916. Born St. Endelin, Cornwall, enlisted Finchley, Middlesex. In the 1911 censu he was aged 14, born Port Isaac, Cornwall, working at home, son of William Moyse Worden and Jessie Worden, resident Port Isaac, Endellion, Cornwall. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 A and 8 A.

WORLD WAR
1939-1945

ATKINSON Trevor [Marsh]
†• Apprentice, S.S. Berwickshire (Glasgow), Merchant Navy. Supposed drowned at sea 20 August 1944. Aged 20. Resident Port Isaac, Cornwall. No known grave. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London. Panel 16.
BROWN Hedley
Sergeant (Air Gunner) 643275, 9 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Killed when his aircraft crashed into the sea off Clacton beach while day training flying out of R.A.F. Honigton in a Vickers Wellington III, serial number X3398, 15 February 1942. Aged 20. Son of Arthur and Doris Brown, of St. Endellion. Buried in ST. ENDELLION (ST. ENDELLIENTA) CHURCHYARD, Cornwall.
BROWN Leonard [John]

†• Seaman LT/JX 400240, H.M.S. President III (Shore based Administrive unit for the Defensive Equipped Merchant Ships)(S.S. Carlier), Royal Naval Patrol Service. Died at sea 11 November 1943. Aged 19. Born 25 April 1924 in Port Isaac, Cornwall. Son of Thomas John and Gertrude May Brown, of Port Isaac. Cornwall. No known grave. Commemorated on LOWESTOFT NAVAL MEMORIAL, Suffolk. Panel 11. Column 2.

Extract from England & Wales Government Probate Death Index 1946:

BROWN Leonard John of Lenhareen Port Isaac Cornwall died on or since 11 November 1943 on war service Administration Bodmin 11 November to Thomas John Brown fish packer.
Effects £227 18s. 7d.

CHADBAND Robert Henry
†• Private 5613872, 30th Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Died on service in the United Kingdom 9 April 1943. Aged 35. Born Devonshire, resident Cornwall. Baptised 14 February 1908 in Devonport, St Stephen, Devon. Son of Thomas and Mary Elizabeth Chadband; husband of Florence Ethel Jane Chadband, of Wadebridge. Buried in ST. ENDELLION (ST. ENDELLIENTA) CHURCHYARD, Cornwall.
GIFFORD Ronald
†• Guardsman 2660072, 3rd Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Killed in action in Italy 7 December 1943. Aged 24. Born 24 November 1919 in Devonshire, resident Cornwall. . Son of Ernest Alfred and Florence Elizabeth Gifford, of Port Isaac, Cornwall. In the 1939 Register he was unmarried, a Gardener, son of Ernest A and Florence E Gifford, resident West Cottage Westcott,Trewetha Lane, Port Isaac, Wadebridge R.D., Cornwall. Buried in CASSINO WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot VII. Row D. Grave 7.
HONEY [Stanley] John
†• Sapper 5437986, 112 Workshop Company, Royal Engineers transferred from Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry 20 January 1940. Died on service in United Kingdom 14 June 1940. Aged 23. Born 12 April 1917 in Cornwall, resident Scilly Isles. Son of Samuel John and Barbara Constance Honey, of 6, Tintagel Terrace, Port Isaac. Buried in ST. ENDELLION (ST. ENDELLIENTA) CHURCHYARD, Cornwall.
HONEY Rosswyn
†• No further information currently available
HOSKIN John [Morcombe]
†• Private 5436103, West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own). Died in Chester from Pulmonary Tuberculosis 31 October 1943. Aged 30. Born 25 May 1912, baptised 6 December 1912 in Kelly, Cornwall. Son of Ernest Alfred and Susan H. Hoskin of Port Isaac. Buried in ST. ENDELLION (ST. ENDELLIENTA) CHURCHYARD, Cornwall.
KEAT Albert aka Bert
†• Marine PLY/X 3488, H.M.S. Dorsetshire, Royal Marines. Died at sea 5 April 1942. Aged 21. Born 8 February 1921 in Port Isaac, Cornwall. Son of Albert Edwin and Lilian Florence Keat, of Port Isaac, Cornwall. In the 1939 Register he was a Butcher's Assistant, unmarried, resident with his parents, Albert E and Lillian F Keat, at No 2 Council Houses, Port Isaac, Wadebridge R.D., Cornwall. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 74, Column 3.
KEAT Samuel [Phillips]
†• Carpenter, H.M.S. Wilna, Naval Auxiliary Personnel (Merchant Navy). Killed at sea when his ship was bombed 8 August 1940 (one of three casualties). Aged 34. Born 4 April 1906 in Port Isaac, Cornwall. Son of Samuel Phillips Keat and Mary Anna Keat; husband of Isobel Jago Keat, of Port Isaac, married April to June Quarter 1937 in Stratton Registration District, Cornwall. On 26 February 1931 his Merchant Navy card shows him as R96046 aboard S.S. Trevose, joined S.S. Wilna 8 January 1940. The 1939 Register shows him as a Seaman, aboard H.M.Y. (His Majesty's Yatch) Maid Marion located in Marvins Yard, Cowes, Isle of Wight. Buried in ST. ENDELLION (ST. ENDELLIENTA) CHURCHYARD, Cornwall.
KENT [Richard] Cecil [Hermon]
†• Private 7397491, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died on service in United Kingdom 18 January 1943. Born 20 February 1902, and resident, Cornwall. Marrie Emmeline J Glover in the January to March Quarter 1926 in the Bodmin Registration District, Cornwall. In the 1921 census he was resident Falmouth, Cornwall. In the 1939 Register he was a Comcrete Block Maker Heavy Weight, married to Emmeline J Kent with one son, resident 3 Hartland Road, Port Isaac, Wadebridge R.D., Cornwall. Buried in North-West part of new ground to west of church in ST. ENDELLION (ST. ENDELLIENTA) CHURCHYARD, Port Isaac.
LOBB James aka Jim

†• Private 5445354, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Killed in action in North Africa 7 May 1943. Aged 22. Born 12 June 1920, and resident, Cornwall. Son of William John Lobb, and of Lizzie Durham Lobb, of Port Isaac, Cornwall. In the 1939 Register he was unmarried, a Mason & Slater, resident with his widowed mother, Lizzie D Lobb, at 2 Fore Street, Boscastle, Wadebridge R.D., Cornwall. No known grave. Commemorated on MEDJEZ-EL-BAB MEMORIAL, Tunisia. Face 21.

Extract from England & Wales Government Probate Death Index 1943:

LOBB Jim of East Cliff Fore-street Port Isaac Cornwall died 7 May 1943 on war service Probate Bodmin 23 December to Lizzie Durham Lobb widow. Effects £222 12s. 3d.

NICHOLLS Arthur
†• probably Arthur James NICHOLLS, Private 5437989, 5th Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment formerly The Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Died of wounds in action 30 July 1944. Aged 27. Born and resident Cornwall. Son of James Arthur and Florence May Nicholls; husband of Irene (nee Provis) Nicholls, of Corfe Castle, Dorsetshire, married October - December Quarter 1939 in Bodmin Registration District, Cornwall. Buried in HOTTOT-LES-BAGUES WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Plot III. Row C. Grave 13.
OATEN [Thomas] Raymond

†• Air Mechanic 3rd Class FAA/SFX 582, H.M.S. Illustrious, Royal Navy (Fleet Air Arm). Killed abaord the aircraft carrier H.M.S. Illustrious which was damaged during an enemy air raid when escorting a convoy east of Sicily 10 January 1941. Aged 25. Born 14 August 1915 in Port Isaac, Cornwall. Son of Thomas and Julia Oaten, of Port Isaac, Cornwall. No known grave. Commemorated on LEE-ON-SOLENT MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Bay 2, Panel 5.

Extract from England & Wales Government Probate Death Index 1941:

OATEN Thomas Raymond of Bellevue-terrace Port Isaac Cornwall died 10 January 1941 on war service Administration Bodmin 7 November to Julia Oaten widow. Effects £352 5s. 4d.

PEACH Owen
† No further information currently available
REMICK Dorothy
†• Civilian, of The Terrace, H.M. Dockyard. Daughter of Thomas and Ethel Remick, of Geldenhuis, Port Isaac, Cornwall; sister of Tom Remick (below). Died at The Terrace 22 April 1941. Aged 43. Born 30 April 1898. In the 1911 census she was aged 13, born Devonport, Devon, at school, daughter of Thomas and Ethel Remick, resident St Endellion, Port Isaac, Cornwall. In the 1939 Register she was employed as a Domestic Servant, resident 1 Trevorlick, Plymouth, Plymouth C.B., Devon. Commemorated in PLYMOUTH, COUNTY BOROUGH Book.
REMICK Tom
†• Chief Yeoman of Signals D/J 45240, H.M.S. Exeter, Royal Navy. Died at sea 13 December 1939. Aged 39. Born 10 March 1900 in Wadebridge, Cornwall. Son of Thomas and Ethel Remick, of Port Isaac, Cornwall; husband of Anne Remick, of Port Isaac; brother of Dorothy (above). Originally enlisted 10 March 1918 for 12 years, height 5 feet 1 inch, chest 31 inches, dark brown hair, brown eyes, fresh complexion. In the 1911 census he was aged 11, born Devonport, Devon, at school, son of Thomas and Ethel Remick, resident St Endellion, Port Isaac, Cornwall. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 34, Column 1.

Extract from England & Wales Government Probate Death Index 1940:

REMICK Tom of 7 Hartland-road Port Isaac Cornwall died 13 December 1939 on war service Administration Bodmin 4 September to Annie Remick widow. Effects £473 17s. 10d.

RICHARDS Thomas
†• No further information currently available
SHRIMPTON Francis aka Frank
†• Corporal 7890, Federated Malay States Volunteer Force. Died between 13 February 1942 and 14 February 1942 during the Japanese invasion of Singapore. Son of Robert J. Shrimpton and Marian Shrimpton, of Port Isaac, Cornwall. Buried in KRANJI WAR CEMETERY, Singapore. Plot 7. Row E. Grave 19.
THOMAS George
†• No further information currently available
THOMAS George Brewer
†• Petty Officer D/6105D, H.M.S. President III (Shore based Administrive unit for the Defensive Equipped Merchant Ships)(H.M.S. Forte), Royal Naval Reserve. Died from accidental gunshot wounds 2 September 1941. Aged 41. Born 17 August 1900 in Port Isaac, Cornwall. Son of Joseph and Rachel Thomas, of Port Isaac; husband of Ora Sybil Thomas, of Port Isaac. In the 1911 census he was aged 11, born Port Isaal Thomas, resident St Endellion, Port Isaac Cornwall. Buried in ST. ENDELLION (ST. ENDELLIENTA) CHURCHYARD, Cornwall.

Extract from England & Wales Government Probate Death Index 1941:

THOMAS George Brewer of Tregarthen Port Isaac Cornwall died 2 September 1941 on war service Probate Bodmin 27 October to Sybil Ora Thomas widow. Effects £569 17s. 5d.

TOWNSEND William [Johnson]
†• Chief Steward, M.V. Scottish Minstrel (London), Merchant Navy. MIssing presumed killed at sea when his ship was torpedoed by enemy action 16 July 1940. Aged 48. Born Newcastle 12 May 1892. Son of Septimus and Isabella Townsend; husband of Kate May Townsend, of The Sibbys, Port Isaac, Cornwall. Height 5 feet 9 inches, blue eyes, brown hair, fesh complexion. In the 1939 Register he was a Chef at Hotel, married to Kate M Townsend, resident 6 Cross Lane, Boscastle, Wadebridge R.D., Cornwall. No known grave. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London. Panel 93.
WILLIAMS James
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OF PORT ISAAC AND ST ENDELLION
WHO DIED SERVING THEIR COUNTRY
THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE

These are in the St Peter's Book but cannot ascertain conflict

HONEY Charles No further information currently available
PINCH Gwen No further information currently available
THOMAS John H No further information currently available

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