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War Memorial, Looe, Cornwall

War Memorial, Looe, Cornwall
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Name: BUTLAND, ROBERT RALPH
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Service No: 10773
Date of Death: 25/09/1915
Age: 22
Regiment/Service: Devonshire Regiment, 8th Bn.
Grave Reference: I. B. 36
Cemetery: VERMELLES BRITISH CEMETERY, FRANCE
Additional Information: Son of John Robert and Mary Jane Butland, of Runnaford Coombe, Buckfastleigh, Devon.

Name: CAMP, ALBERT
Several possible entries at CWGC.

Name: CLEMENTS, ARTHUR
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Sapper
Service No: 146805
Date of Death: 06/04/1917
Age: 28
Regiment/Service: Royal Engineers, No. 2 Spec. Coy
Grave Reference: VI. C. 5
Cemetery: ECOIVRES MILITARY CEMETERY, MONT-ST. ELOI, FRANCE
Additional Information: Son of John and Angelina Clements of West Looe. Sapper Clements was killed by an exploding shell during the attempt to capture the Vimy Ridge near Calais. His commanding officer wrote to his parents saying that Clements was a most promising man who was marked out for early promotion.

Name: COX, JOSEPH
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Deck Hand
Service No: DA/22152
Date of Death: 20/10/1918
Regiment/Service: Royal Naval Reserve, H.M.S. Pembroke
Grave Reference: 2. 6
Cemetery: ST. MARTIN-BY-LOOE (ST. MARTIN OF TOURS) CHURCHYARD AND CEMETERY, CORNWALL

Name: COX, RICHARD
Several possible entries at CWGC.

Name: DAWE, BERTIE
A couple of possible entries for Albert Dawe at CWGC.

Name: DOVE, JOHN E
No record at CWGC.

Name: FLETCHER, THOMAS
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Service No: 491027
Date of Death: 06/11/1917
Regiment/Service: London Regiment, 13th Kensington Bn.
Grave Reference: XX. C. 5
Cemetery: GAZA WAR CEMETERY, PALESTINE

Name: GEACH, ARNOLD
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Gunner
Service No: 303
Date of Death: 13/12/1914
Age: 17
Regiment/Service: Royal Garrison Artillery, 3rd Coy. Cornwall Bde.
Grave Reference: A. 22
Cemetery: LOOE CEMETERY, CORNWALL
Additional Information: Son of Albert Oliver Geach, of Pitt, Duloe. Arnold Geach had signed up to be a gunner with the Duke of Cornwall Territorials 3rd Company at the start of 1914. It was to be a short career. He was stationed, like many of the Looe boys, at Pendennis Castle, Falmouth and on November 21st took part in a route march out around the Roseland, returning to St Mawes around 4.30. Details from then on are unclear but it seems Geach at some point fell into the water, how and why being unknown. His father, Albert Geach, a milkman living at Pitt in the West Looe valley, believed it to be as one of the steamers from Falmouth drew up to the quay, but nobody at the inquest held in mid December could confirm this. Geach’s body was found floating off St Anthony Head on the 13th December 1914 by a boatman, he was at the tender age of 17.
His body was brought back to Looe for burial. Capt. R A Peter of The Klymairven, and commanding officer of the 3rd Company, who had said at the inquest that Geach was a very quiet sober young man and a staunch teetotaller, attended the funeral alongside two NCOs from Pendennis. The coffin, draped in the Union Jack, was carried by six gunners also from Pendennis whilst a platoon of men stationed in Looe assisted. Floral tributes to the young gunner came from not only his garrison at Falmouth and the one at St Anthony Head but also from the Worcester Regiment who now had around 700 men stationed in Looe. His body was laid to rest in West Looe cemetery after a service at the United Methodist Church.

Name: GEORGE, ROBERT
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Service No: 357147
Date of Death: 17/04/1918
Age: 19
Regiment/Service: Hampshire Regiment, 2nd Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 6
Memorial: PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, BELGIUM
Additional Information: Son of Robert E. and Georgina George, of Fore St., West Looe.

Name: HONEY, SAMUEL STUART
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Signalman
Service No: Bristol Z/1664
Date of Death: 25/01/1917
Age: 19
Regiment/Service: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, H.M.S. Laurentic
Cemetery: UPPER FAHAN (ST. MURA'S) CHURCH OF IRELAND CHURCHYARD, IRELAND
Additional Information: Son of John Henry and Fanny Honey, of Chapel Ground, West Looe. Samuel Stuart Honey, like many Looe boys was a naval reserve volunteer. He found himself at the age of 19 serving as a signalman on the former White Star liner Laurentic. It was his first voyage having just completed his training at Crystal Palace and had been home on leave in Looe only a week before, playing the organ at the Wesleyan Church. Before signing up he had been a teacher at both the Wesleyan Sunday school and the Council school.
On the 23rd of January 1917 the Laurentic left Liverpool and headed out into the freezing north Atlantic bound for Halifax, Nova Scotia. After a brief stop on the Irish coast she pressed on out into the ocean but had not gone far before she hit a newly laid minefield. The ship stood no chance and sunk with the loss of over 350 men, those that did not drown died of exposure in the icy waters. Samuel Honey was one of those men. In a letter home to his parents the navy stated there would be no chance of retrieving his body. However it seems his body was later recovered and buried in the graveyard at Upper Fahan, Co Donegal.

Name: HOSKIN, SAMUEL
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Service No: 35024
Date of Death: 28/02/1918
Regiment/Service: Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry, transf. to (317644) 643rd Coy. Labour Corps
Grave Reference: I. 3.
Cemetery: ST. MARTIN-BY-LOOE (ST. MARTIN OF TOURS) CHURCHYARD AND CEMETERY, CORNWALL
Additional Information: Son of Capt S. Hoskin of Ifor, West Looe Hill and husband of Emily Hoskin. Before the war he had worked as a telegraphist in Rhodesia where he contacted an illness and returned home to England. When war broke out, despite not being fully fit, he signed up to the Labour Corps. Despite his proud patriotism he found he could not cope and ended up back in hospital. He died at Devonport on the 28th February 1918.

Name: BASSETT, JACK
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Stoker 1st Class
Service No: D/KX 90141
Date of Death: 08/06/1940
Age: 21
Regiment/Service: Royal Navy, H.M.S. Glorious
Panel Reference: Panel 40, Column 3
Memorial: PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, DEVON
Additional Information: Son of William and Annie Martha Bassett, of West Looe.

Name: DAVEY, RAYMOND JOHN
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Telegraphist
Service No: D/JX 208374
Date of Death: 11/03/1942
Age: 29
Regiment/Service: Royal Navy, H.M.S. Naiad
Panel Reference: Panel 68, Column 2
Memorial: PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, DEVON
Additional Information: Son of William John and Beatrice Sarah Jane Davey; husband of Betty Rose Davey, of East Looe.

Name: ENDEAN, FREDERICK HILL
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Aircraftman 1st Class
Service No: 1015693
Date of Death: 24/06/1942
Age: 31
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Grave Reference: Sec. C. Grave 43
Cemetery: ST. MARTIN-BY-LOOE (ST. MARTIN OF TOURS) CHURCHYARD AND CEMETERY, CORNWALL
Additional Information: Son of Richard Harry and Margaret Edith Endean; husband of Dorothy Endean, of West Looe.

Name: FLETCHER, JACK VIVIAN
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Service No: 5440368
Date of Death: 29/06/1944
Age: 24
Regiment/Service: Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry, 5th Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 15, Column 1
Memorial: BAYEUX MEMORIAL, FRANCE

Name: FRENCH, JAMES ALFRED WILLIAM
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lieutenant
Date of Death: 23/11/1939
Age: 54
Regiment/Service: Royal Navy, H.M.S. Rawalpindi
Panel Reference: Panel 33, Column 1
Memorial: PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, DEVON
Additional Information: Son of James and Louisa French; husband of Sarah Elizabeth Minnie French, of Looe.

Name: GILES, EDWIN DAVID
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Leading Aircraftman, Pilot U/T
Service No: 922869
Date of Death: 16/08/1940
Age:18
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Grave Reference: Block E. Grave 587
Cemetery: LOOE CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of William Frank and Blanche Giles, of Looe; nephew of Mrs. A. Toady, of Looe.

Name: HANCOCK, ROBIN HUGH MELISS
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lieutenant
Date of Death: 14/07/1940
Age: 23
Regiment/Service: Royal Navy, H.M. Submarine Salmon
Awards: D S C
Panel Reference: Panel 36, Column 3
Memorial: PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, HAMPSHIRE
Additional Information: Son of Comdr. Reginald Lionel Hancock, D.S.O., R.N., and Millicent George Hancock; husband of Effie Rosemary Hancock, of Cheriton Bishop, Devon.

Name: HORNE, WILLIAM EDWIN
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: SapperService
No: 2117644
Date of Death: 26/09/1944
Age: 33
Regiment/Service: Royal Engineers
Grave Reference: Block C. Grave 292
Cemetery: LOOE CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of Thomas and Edith Horne, of Looe.

Name: JAGO, FRANCIS JOHN
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Ordnance Artificer 3rd Class
Service No: D/MX 48590
Date of Death: 08/06/1940
Regiment/Service: Royal Navy, H.M.S. Glorious
Panel Reference: Panel 42, Column 1
Memorial: PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, DEVON

Name: JAGO, LESLIE MAY
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Shipwright 4th Class
Service No: D/MX 70132
Date of Death: 10/12/1941
Age: 21
Regiment/Service: Royal Navy, H.M.S. Prince of Wales
Panel Reference: Panel 54, Column 2
Memorial: PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, DEVON
Additional Information: Son of Charlie Brake Jago and Mary Ann Jago; husband of Betty Jago, of Pelynt, Cornwall.

Name: JAY, WILLIAM ALBERT
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Corporal
Service No: 5444928
Date of Death: 19/06/1944
Age: 29
Regiment/Service: Durham Light Infantry, 8th Bn.
Grave Reference: XV. H. 17
Cemetery: BAYEUX WAR CEMETERY, FRANCE
Additional Information: Son of Henry and Florence Jay, of East Looe; husband of Jean Jay, of West Looe.

Name: JOHNS, WILLIAM FRANCIS
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Able Seaman
Service No:D/J 112070
Date of Death: 19/01/1942
Age: 32
Regiment/Service: Royal Navy, H.M.S. Drake
Grave Reference: Block B. Grave 244
Cemetery: LOOE CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of John Francis and Martha Johns; husband of Clarice Johns, of Looe.

Name: JEFFERY, PHILLIP B
No record at CWGC.

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