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CHERITON BISHOP 1914 - 1918 WAR MEMORIAL

 

Cheriton Bishop's Memorial Garden

Cheriton Bishop's Memorial Garden

© Richard J. Brine

 

CHERITON'S 1914 WAR MEMORIAL
A.BEER
7879 Private Alfred Beer of the 1st Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of William and Eliza  of Hittisleigh Mill, Cheriton Bishop. Born in Cheriton Bishop in the March Quarter of 1885. Died 23 October 1914 aged 29.
W.H.BOLT
342272 Blacksmith William Henry Bolt of the Royal Navy, HMS Goliath. Son of Henry and Mary Ann Bolt. Born in Cheriton Bishop in 1877. Died 13 May 1915 aged 38.
S.G.CARTHEW
2nd Lt. Sydney George Carthew of the 2nd Battalion the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Henry and Elizabeth Carthew of Cross Cottage, Cheriton Bishop. Born in Cheriton Bishop in 1886. Died 26 March 1918 aged 32.
W. G. EDWARDS
R 484 Able Seaman William George Edwards of the RNVR, Nelson Battalion, the Royal Naval  Division. His next of kin was James Raymont of Melhuish Downs and he lived most of his short life in the household of James and Mary Raymont. Born 27 February 1898 in Torquay  - his parents are not known. Died 27 December 1917 in France aged 19.
T.DREW

Information kindly supplied by a family member:

14674 Private Thomas Drew of the 9th Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Thomas and Charlotte Drew; husband of Mary Ann Drew. Born in Holcombe in 1885. Died in September 1915 aged 30.

F.W.LAKE
11545 Private Fred William Lake of "C" Coy, 1st Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Edwin and Clara Lake. Born in Cheriton Bishop in 1890. Died 25 September 1916 aged 27 aged 27.
G.SAFFIN
7449 Private George Saffin of the 1st Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of James and Matilda Saffin; husband of Amanda Saffin of New House, Drewsteignton. By 1886 both his parents were dead so George, the eldest son, rented a home for the four surviving members of the family. Died 27 March 1915 aged 29.
D.PITTS
455 Private Daniel John Pitts of the 42nd Battalion, the Australian Infantry Force. Son of John and Jane Pitts of Honeyford, Cheriton Bishop. Born in Cheriton in 1891. Died 15 April 1917 aged 27.

 

CHERITON'S 1939 WAR MEMORIAL
S.H.HUTCHINGS

C/M 21215 Engine Room Artificer 1st Class Samuel Herbert Hutchings of the Royal Navy, HMS Niger. Son of Laura Hutchings. Born in Okehampton 8 November 1896. Died 6 July 1942 aged 46.

 

In dense fog on 5 July 1942 HMS Niger mistook an iceberg for Iceland's North Western Cape and led six merchant ships travelling from Murmansk to Reyjavik in convoy QP13 into minefield SN72 laid one month earlier by the British at the entrance to the Denmark Strait. Only seven men from HMS Niger, survived out of a crew of 127.

 

 

 
 
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