St Kew, Cornwall
IN MEMORY OF THE MEN OF ST KEW
WHO LOST THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR
ANDREW RICHARD H HAWKEN PERCY
BATE THOMAS HARRIS REGINALD
BENTON GEORGE HOSKIN JOHN CLEAVE
BRAY JOE KEAT SAMUEL
CRAHART THOMAS N LONG DOUGLAS
CRAHART WILLIAM LYLE FRANCIS
CRAHART FRED MAY PERCY
DUNSTAN JOHN SMITH EDGAR
HAWKE WILLIAM THYER A E GEO
WARNE THOMAS OWEN
"TRUE LOVE BY LIFE. TRUE LIFE BY DEATH IS TRIED.
LIVE THOU FOR ENGLAND. WE FOR ENGLAND DIED
AND IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO LOST THEIR LIVES
IN THE WORLD WAR
BEARE ERIC KENT FRANK
BUSCUMB ALFRED GEORGE LYLE HORACE
BUSCUMB JACK VEREKER DEREK M
COLEMAN WILFRED VEREKER JOHN M
GROSE MONICA VEREKER PATRICK M
The Fallen from WW1
Richard Henry ANDREW
Private, 2nd Battalion, The Devonshire Regiment, 23 Brigade, 8th Division. Army no. 45606
He was killed in action on 31 May 1918 in the Battle of the Aisne. He was 26.
He was the son of the late William and Thurza Andrew and the husband of Lilian Andrew of Amble, St Kew.
He is remembered on the Soissons Memorial
Leading Seaman, HMS Monmouth, Royal Navy. RN no. 155853
He died in action on 1 November 1914. He was 39.
He was the husband of Beatrice Ann Runnalls formerly Bate, Marsh Cottage, Egloshayle, Wadebridge and the son of Annie
He is remembered on panel 1 of the Plymouth Naval Memorial
HMS Monmouth was sunk at the Battle of Coronel off Chile. There were no survivors
Private 7th Battalion, The North Staffordshire Regiment. Army no 24767
He was killed in action on 29 March 1917. He was 34
He is remembered on panel 34 of the Basra Memorial
He was the son of Thomas and Catherine Benton
Carpenter's Crew, HMS Vivid II, Royal Navy. RN no. M/19615 (Dev)
He died on 7 May 1916. He was 19.
He was the eldest son of Joe and Bessie Bray of St Kew.
He is buried in in the churchyard of St James the Great, St Kew
Vivid II was a shore base at Devonport
Thomas N CARHART
I suspect that it was Thomas Henry Carhart born in
Lanteglos. He was the son of John and the late Annie Treharrock Cottage, St Kew.
He was a Canadian soldier who served in the Winnipeg Regiment. But he was only conscripted in April 1918 and there is no evidence of his death
William John CRAHART
Private, 2nd Battalion, Auckland Regiment, NZEF. Army no. 20972.
He was killed in action on 7 June 1917 on the first day of the Battle for Messines Ridge. He was 27.
He was the son of John Crahart, Tregildern, St Teath and the late Annie Crahart.
He is buried in grave I F 14 Messines Ridge British Cemetery. Additional information
He was a native of Pendoggett, St Kew.
Frederick CRAHART MM
Private, 5th Battalion, Canadian Infantry. Army no. 925147.
He was killed in action on 28 April 1917 in the fighting at Arleux part of the Battle for Arras. He was 22.
He was the son of John Crahart, Tregildern, St Kew.
He is remembered on the Vimy Memorial
John Henry DUNSTAN
Driver, D Battery, 87th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Army no. 109486.
He was killed in action on 5 November 1918. He was 23.
He was the son of John and Mary V Dunstan.
He is remembered on panel 3 & 4 of the Vis en Artois Memorial
Private, 1st Battalion, the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry¸ 95 Brigade, 5th Division. Army no. 17393.
He was killed in action on 9 June 1915. He was 36.
He is buried in grave A 8 First DCLI Cemetery, The Bluff Born Wadebridge
Sapper, 300th Electrical and Mechanical Company, Royal Engineers. Army no. 160342. He was formerly with
the Royal Navy Division.
He died from natural causes on 28 July 1917. He was 27
He was the son of Ellen Mabel Hawken and the grandson of Henry and Charlotte Hawken
He is buried in grave XII B 15 North Gate War Cemetery, Baghdad
Private, A Company, 7th Battalion, The Duke of Cornwall's
Light Infantry, 61 Brigade, 20th Division. Army no. 202289
He was killed in action in the fighting at the Somme crossing on 24 March 1918. He was 23.
He was the son of Daniel and Ellen Harris, Weens, St. Minver.
He is remembered on panel 45 of the Pozières Memorial
John Cleave HOSKIN
Petty Officer Stoker, HM Submarine E22, Royal Navy. RN no. 300765.
He died at sea on 25 April 1916. He was 34.
He was the son of Richard and Elizabeth Hoskin, of St Kew Highway and the husband of Madeline Hoskin, 12 Carlton Terrace, East Stonehouse, Plymouth.
He is remembered on panel 14 of the Plymouth Naval Memorial
HMS E22 was involved in experiments in the North Sea to
intercept Zeppelins on 24 April 1916. She carried two Sopwith Schneider seaplanes on her casing.
The boat would submerge in calm waters and the planes would float on the surface before taking off and returning to Felixstowe. The trials were not repeated. HMS E22 was torpedoed by the German U-boat UB-18 off Great Yarmouth in the North Sea. There were no survivors.
Samuel Nute KEAT
Private, 52nd Battalion, (Manitoba Regiment) Canadian Infantry. Army no. 2379059
He was killed in action during the Battle of the Scarpe trying to capture the Bois du Vert on 28 August 1918. He was 30
He was the son of James and Ann Keat, Trewethern, St Kew.
He is buried in grave V J 15 Vis-En-Artois British Cemetery,
Private, Training Reserve 34th Battalion, The Hampshire Regiment. Army no.TR/8/4858
He died on 7 March 1917 whist he was still under training,
He is buried in the churchyard of St James the Great St Kew
Frances Lewis LYLE
Private, 7th Battalion, The Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry, 61 Brigade, 20th Division. Army no. 35240.
He died of natural causes on 16 October 1918. He was 22.
He was the son of Lewis Lyle, Lower Tynes, St. Teath.
He is buried in grave C 10 Sarralbe Military Cemetery
Private, 1st/4th Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales’s (Royal Berkshire Regiment), 145 Brigade, 48th Division. Army no. 202118.
He was killed in action on 8 August 1917. He was 28.
He was the son of the late John and Bessie May.
He is remembered on panel 45 of the Menin Gate Memorial
Private, 1st/4th Battalion, The Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry, Army no. 2634.
He died from natural causes on 21 December 1914. He was 20.
He was the son of Charles J and Janie B Smith, St Kew Highway.
He is remembered on face 16 of the Madras 1914-1918 War
Memorial, Chennai. Plus He is buried in Lucknow Cantonment Military Cemetery.
Alfred Edward George THYER
Ordinary Seaman, HMS London, Royal Navy. RN no. J/18861
He died at sea when his ship was supporting the Gallipoli landings on 2 May 1915. He was 18.
He was the son of George H and Sarah J Thyer, Pendoggett, St. Kew Highway.
He is remembered on panel 6 of the Plymouth Naval Memorial
Thomas Owen WARNE
Sergeant 13th Bn. Quebec Regiment Canadian Infantry Army no 150687
He was killed in action on 9 April 1917. He was 29
He is remembered on the Vimy Memorial
He was the son of Thomas Warne of St. Kew
The Fallen from WW2
Eric Sydney BEARE
Sergeant, 51 Squadron, Royal Air Force. RAFVR no. 1609756. He died on 21 July 1944. He was 21.
He was the son of Sydney and Florance Loveday Beare of
He is remembered on panel 224 of the Runnymede Memorial.
Halifax MZ821 took off from RAF Snaith at 23.05 hours on an operation to Bottrop in the Ruhr industrial area of Germany. The aircraft was lost without trace.
All the crew are remembered on the Runneymede Memorial
Alfred George BUSCUMB
Petty Officer, Motor Mechanic, HMS Byrsa, Royal Navy. RN no. P/MX 66706.
He died from natural causes on 3 November 1943. He was 23.
He was the son of Harry and Olive Buscumb of Wadebridge and the husband of Betty May Buscumb of Wadebridge.
He is buried in grave 1 E 3 La Reunion War Cemetery.
As the Allied Forces captured enemy occupied Ports, the Royal Navy were detailed to take command. HMS Byrsa was such a command and he died in Djedjelli in Algeria as part of the Hamilcar, Combined Operations base
Ordinary Seaman, HMS Drake, Royal Navy. RN no. D/JX
He died on 13 April 1941. He was 18.
He was the son of Harry and Olive Buscumb of Chapel Amble.
He is buried in grave 73 in the churchyard of St James the Great, St Kew.
HMS Drake is the RN terminology for Devonport. In fact he died in a road traffic accident
The military records show Wilfred COLMAN
Private, 5th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry, Army no. 5438162. He was killed in the fighting near Caen after the invasion of Normandy on 1 July 1944. He was 28 He was the son of Frank Herbert and Bessie Colman of Rowe.
He is buried in grave XIII C 1 S Manvieu War Cemetery, Cheux near Caen
Monica Nancy Jane GROSE
Corporal, Women's Auxiliary Air Force, WAAF no. 2066200
She died on 9 September 1945. She was 25
She was the daughter of Ambrose W and Endeleine H Grose of Chapel Amble
She is buried in grave 71 Dyce Old Churchyard, near Abereen, Scotland
She was travelling from the USAF Base at Stonehaven to Aberdeen when the RAF lorry in which she was travelling hit a wall.
Leading Stoker, HMS Anking, Royal Navy. RN no. D/KX 85740
He died at sea on 4 March 1942. He was 24
He was the son of Frank and Ella Kent and the husband of Issy Kent, of Wadebridge, Cornwall.
He is remembered on panel 69, Column 3. of the Plymouth Naval Memorial
He died when HMS Anking was lost. HMS Anking and HMAS Yarra were sunk on 4 March 1942, south of central Java (now Indonesia). Yarra was escorting a convoy of three ships, a tanker, a small minesweeper and a depot ship, HMS Anking, away from the fighting during the Japanese invasion of Java. Although his convoy was vastly outnumbered by the enemy warships, Yarra's commanding officer, positioned his ship between the convoy and the enemy and put up a brave fight. 90 minutes later Yarra was on fire, listing heavily to port. The three ships in the convoy had been sunk. Rankin ordered his crew to abandon ship and moments later he and those on the bridge were killed by a salvo of Japanese shells.
25 RAN ratings and an officer were lost in the Anking.
Horace John LYLE
Leading Aircraftman, Royal Air Force. RAF no. 1205847.
He died on 11 February 1946. He was 33.
He was the husband of Gladys Beryl Lyle of Higher Compton,
He is buried in grave 11 C 11 Kranji War Cemetery
I have not established the circumstances of his death but there is no record that he had been a PoW
Derek Standish MEDLICOTT-VEREKER
Major, 2nd Battalion, 4th Prince of Wales' Own Gurkha Rifles. Army no. EC/6407
He was killed in action on 18 July 1944 in the fighting following the capture of Rome
He was the last surviving son of Major John C Medlicott-Vereker, MC and Dulce Medlicott-Vereker, Trewarne Manor
He is buried in grave X H 9 Assisi War Cemetery
John Herbert Radcliffe MEDLICOTT-VEREKER
Lieutenant, 819 Squadron, HMS Illustrious, Royal Navy
He was posted missing on 21 December 1940. He was 26
He was the son of Major John C Medlicott-Vereker, MC and Dulce Medlicott-Vereker, Trewarne Manor and the husband of Betty E G Medlicott-Vereker.
He is remembered on bay 1, panel 2 of the Lee-On-Solent Memorial
Fleet Air Arm, air crash all the crew were posted as missing over the Mediterranean
Patrick Brian MEDLICOTT-VEREKER
Midshipman, HMS Neptune, Royal Navy
He died at sea when HMS Neptune was lost on 19 December 1941. He was 17
He was the son of Major John C Medlicott-Vereker, MC and Dulce Medlicott-Vereker, Trewarne Manor
He is remembered on panel 44, coumn 3 of the Plymouth Naval Memorial
HMS Neptune was leading a Cruiser raiding squadron tasked with destroying enemy convoys carrying troops and supplies to Libya. On 18 December the squadron was despatched to intercept an enemy convoy bound for Tripoli. The three cruisers HMS Neptune, Aurora and Penelope, supported by the destroyers HMS Kandahar, Lance, Lively and Havock, were steaming south, in single line ahead on a dark, stormy night when at 01.06 hours HMS Neptune struck a mine.
The Aurora was her next astern but a minute later she too exploded a mine; two minutes later an explosion buffeted Penelope's port side abreast the bridge. The Neptune going full astern hit another mine, which wrecked her steering gear and propellers and brought her to a standstill.
The cruiser force had run into a minefield in a depth of water and at a distance from land which made it utterly unexpected.
Only one seaman survived.
Not mentioned on the War Memorial
Sidney Ernest SPILLER
Private, 5th Battalion, The Dorsetshire Regiment. Army no. 5730331
He died on 7 June 1943. He was 28.
He was the son of Andrew and Matilda J Spiller and the husband of Ethel Spiller.
He is buried in grave 99 in the churchyard of St James the Great, St Kew.