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EXWICK WAR MEMORIAL

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Compiled and copyright © Paula & Dave Kennington 2006

The memorial is in the grounds of St Andrew's Church, at the corner of Station Road and St Andrew's Road, Exwick, Exeter, Devon. It takes the form of a plain cross mounted on aplintrh with a three-stepped base. There are 14 names listed for World War 1 and 4 for World War 2. A further Roll of Honour can be found within the church and this contains 15 names, one more than the memorial. The memorial was originally unveiled on 26 June 1920 by Captain S.R.E. Snow and was dedicated Archdeacon of Exeter and the Vicar, the Rev. H C Brenton.

Photograph Copyright © Paula & Dave Kennington 2006

TP COMMEMORATE
THE GREAT WAR OF 1914-1919,
AND IN GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE
OF THE MEN OF EXWICK
NAMES HEREON,
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
THAT OTHERS MIGHT LIVE

BLACKMORE

Reginald James

Private 41648, 9th Battalion, North Staffordshire Regiment. Died 26 June 1918. Son of John and Elizabeth Blackmore, of Exwick, Exeter. Buried in BIENVILLERS MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XXI. Row D. Grave 14.

CANN

Henry aka Harry

Private 220223, 6th Battalion, Princess Charlotte Of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment) formerly 31680, Worcestershire Regiment. Died of wounds 22 November 1917 wounded and gassed in France. Aged 30. Born Exwick, Devon, enlisted Exeter. Son of Samuel and Emma Cann, of Exeter; husband of Alice Maud Cann, of 9, Barnfield Rd., Exeter. Buried in MENDINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row G. Grave 17.

CROCKER

Cecil

Gunner 66597, 126th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 24 August 1918. Aged 23. Son of Gilbert John and Annie Matilda Crocker, of 6, St. Andrew's Rd., Exwick, Exeter. Buried in BEACON CEMETERY, SAILLY-LAURETTE, Somme, France. Plot V. Row J. Grave 7.

DE VIELL

William John

Driver T4/250441, Horse Transport, Army Service Corps attached to 2nd/1st (Wessex) Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps formerly 2074, 1st Wessex Field Artillery. Killed in action 9 November 1918. Aged 20. Born Exwick, Devon, resident and enlisted Exeter, Devon. Son of Walter and Annie de Viell, of 2, Exwick Hill, Exwick, Exeter. Buried in CHERCQ CHURCHYARD, Hainaut, Belgium. Row A. Grave 2.

GRACEY

Horace Charles

Captain, 1st Battalion, Rifle Brigade. Died 18 October 1916. Aged 23. Son of Robert Gracey of Exwick House, Exeter, and the late Edith Georgina Gracey. Buried in THIEPVAL ANGLO-FRENCH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot II. Row K. Grave 14.

GRATTON

William Stanley

Private TR/8/14341, 36th Battalion, Training Reserve transferre4d to 378371, 256th Company, Labour Corps. Died 22 April 1918. Aged 19. Son of Mrs. Charlotte Ellen Gratton, of 18, Exwick Hill, Exwick, Exeter. Buried in EXETER (EXWICK OR ST. THOMAS) CEMETERY, Devon. Section W. Grave 262.

GREEN

Herman

Killed in action November 1917.

HILL

Reginald

Private 204572, 15th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died 20 September 1917. Aged 19. Son of Robert J. and Mary Ann Hill, of 6, Exwick Hill, Exwick, Exeter. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 88 to 90.

JACKMAN

Percy

Killed in action in France, 1914.

JEAL

William [James Charles]

Able Seaman Bristol/Z/1597, S.S. "Renfrew", Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Torpedoed off South Wales, 24 February 1918. Born 2 March 1897. Son of William J Jeal, of 11, Telcarne Road, Newquay. In the 1911 census he was aged 13, born Reigate, Surrey, son of William james and Caroline Jeal, resident The Square, Penryn, Cornwall. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 29.

Extract from De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour 1914-1918, Volume 4, page 93:

JEAL, WILLIAM JAMES CHARLES, Gunner, B.Z./1597, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, eldest s. of William James Jeal, of 11, Tolcarne Road, Newquay, co. Cornwall, by his wife, Caroline, dau. of Charles Harris, of Hove ; b. Reigate, co. Surrey, 2 March, 1898 ; educ. Earlswood, co. Surrey, and at Penryn, co. Cornwall ; joined the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve 11 June, 1916 ; trained at the Crystal Palace, where he quickly got his seamanship badge ; was appointed to S.S. Renfrew 19 Dec. 1916, and was lost at sea, seven miles off Milford Raven, 24 Feb. 1918, when that ship was torpedoed by enemy submarine. Gunner Jeal was a keen pigeon-fancier and an enthusiastic Boy Scout ; unm.

RIDGWAY

James

Private 03880, 51st Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died 3 April 1919. Aged 19. Son of Mrs. Annie Ridgway, of Cott Cottage, Exwick, Exeter. Buried in EXETER (EXWICK OR ST. THOMAS) CEMETERY, Devon. Section V. Grave 173.

ROWLAND

Emmanuel

Bombardier 22467, No. 3 Depot, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died in a Plymouth hospital 23 April 1915. Born Ide, Exeter, enlisted Exeter. Buried in PLYMOUTH (EFFORD) CEMETERY, Devon. Church section C. Grave 4600.

SCRIVEN

Ernest John

Gunner 43324, 168th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 1 July 1917. Aged 26. Son of W. Scriven; husband of E. Scriven, of 6, Exwick Hill, Exeter. Born Chard, Somerset. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XIV. Row C. Grave 20A.

TANCOCK

Arthur [Charles]

[Only appears on the internal church roll not on the memorial] Lance Corporal 5690, 1st/21st Battalion, London Regiment (First Surrey Rifles). Died 15 September 1916. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 13 C.

TELLING

Charles

Sergeant 21466, 39th Div. Signal Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 9 November 1917. Aged 25. Husband of M. P. Telling, of 5, Shelton Place, Heavitree, Exeter. Buried in GODEWAERSVELDE BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot I. Row K. Grave 49.

1939-1945

FULFORD

R

No further information currently available

GREENSLADE

Tom

Private 5631235, 1st Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Died 2 January 1946. Aged 22. Born and resident Exeter. Son of Tom Greenslade, D.C.M., and Mabel Alice Greenslade, of Exwick, Exeter. Buried in EXETER (EXWICK OR ST. THOMAS) CEMETERY, Devon. Section AX. Grave 101.

HUCKER

S

No further information currently available

TUCKER

H

No further information currently available

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