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CREDITON WAR MEMORIAL 1914 - 1918

 

Donna Egan's research relating to the Crediton War Memorial has been lengthy and extensive. She has collected far more information than we have room to print here and has set up an e-mail address so that anyone who would like to extend their enquiry or can help with information about missing men can contact her:

 

degan@fsmail.net

 

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A. PARKER
90036 Private Albert Parker transferred to  the 2nd/4th Battalion, the London Regiment from the Somerset Light Infantry. Son of Samuel and Susan Parker of 2, Mannings, Crediton. Born in Crediton in the June Quarter of 1899. Died 25 April 1918 aged 20.
J. PARKYN
9196 Sergeant John Parkyn of the 2nd Battalion,  the Devonshire Regiment. Son in law of George Moore of 10 Mill Street, Crediton. Reported in the Crediton Chronicle in December 1917 as being in hospital in Halifax having been badly wounded in the back. Died 28 June 1918. Buried in Holy Cross churchyard, Crediton.
J. PARR
8881 Private James Parr of the 2nd Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of the late James Parr and Bessie Parr (née Burridge) of Kiddicott, High Street, Crediton. Born in Crediton in the March Quarter of 1891. Died 10 March 1915 aged 24.
D. PASSMORE
9585 Private Daniel Passmore of the 2nd Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of William Passmore of Cockwell, Crediton. Born in Crediton in the June Quarter of 1893. Died 18 December 1914 aged 21.
A. PHILLIPS
44956 Private Alfred John Phillips of the 1st Battalion,  the Devonshire Regiment. Son of William and Bessie Phillips of Sandford, nr. Crediton; husband of Amy Lock (formerly Phillips; née Steer). Born in Morchard Bishop in the December Quarter of 1889. Died 4 October 1917 aged 26.
J. PHILLIPS
291873 Private James Cecil Phillips of "B" Company, the 8th Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of the late James Phillips and  Mary Phillips (née Radford) of 115 High Street, Crediton (his father had a hairdressing business).  Born in Crediton in the December Quarter of 1880. Died 30 March 1917 aged 37.
A. PINEY
34809 Private Arthur George Piney of the 11th Battalion, the Worcestershire Regiment. Son of William and Sophia Piney; husband of Bessie Piney (née Hill) of Park Street, Crediton. Born in Lewisham in 1886. Died 18 September 1918 aged 32.
H. PITTS
7781 Lance Sergeant Hubert Holway Pitts of the 3rd Battalion, transferred to the 639th Home Service Employment Company (353727) from the Devonshire Regiment Labour Corps. Son of William and Hannah Pitts (his father was High Bailiff of the County Court). Born in Crediton in the December Quarter of 1893. Died 1 November 1918 aged 25. Buried in Holy Cross churchyard.
E. POPE
Believed to be Ernest Pope, son of Richard and Charlotte Pope who farmed at Poughill and who was born in 1898. Military information not yet confirmed.
C. PORTER
8187 Sergeant Charles Daniel Porter of the 2nd Battalion, the King's Shropshire Light Infantry. Son of Henry Charles and Mary Porter of 52 Kingsley Road, Wimbledon. Born in Coldridge in the September Quarter of 1892. Died 7 August 1915 aged 23.
E. PURSE
8911 Company Quartermaster Sergeant Edgar Charles Purse of the 1st Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Samuel and Eliza Purse of Crediton; brother of Leonard (see below). Born in Ottery St. Mary in the June Quarter of 1891. Died 18 April  1918 aged 27. As a memorial to their sons, his parents gave an organ to the Methodist Church in Crediton.
L. PURSE
9360 Lance Sergeant Leonard Samuel Purse of the 1st Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Samuel and Eliza Purse; brother of Edgar (see above). Born in Crediton in the September Quarter of 1893. Died 22 April 1915 aged 21.  As a memorial to their sons, his parents gave an organ to the Methodist Church in Crediton.
G. RALPH
George Ernest Edward Ralph said to be of the King's Royal Rifle Corps - died in 1917? - not yet confirmed.
T. REED
Thomas Reed was the son of John and Annie Reed of Exeter Road, Crediton. (His father was a coach builder). He was born in Crediton in the September Quarter of 1887. His military history is not yet confirmed.

 

 

 
 
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