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Cullompton War Memorial
Cullompton War Memorial


137195 Captain John Paul Barkell Bennett of the Royal Engineers. Parents not yet confirmed. Born in Warrington, Bucks in 1919. Attended Camborne School of Mines  until 1919. Died 24 April 1945 aged 26. Awarded the Military Cross. 

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50968 Major Charles Frederick Gordon of the Wiltshire Regiment, attached to the Special Air Services Regiment. Son of Major and Mrs Bond; husband of Evelyn Bond of Kilne, Somerset. Born in Kingston, Surrey in 1945 aged 33.
D/MX 61147 Leading Supply Assistant Richard Carter of HMS Illustrious. Son of Richard and Mary Jane Carter of Cullompton. Born in Barnstaple in the September Quarter of 1921. Died 10 January 1941 aged 19.
1852449 Flight Sergeant/Air Gunner Charles Havill Cockram of 37 Squadron, RAF VR. Son of Charles amd Elsie Cockram of Cullompton. Born in the December Quarter of 1924. Died 23 November 1944 aged 20.
1606353 Sergeant Edward Harold George Dyer of 51 Squadron, RAF VR. Son of Harold and Edith Dyer of Cullompton. Born in Tiverton in the June Quarter of 1924. Died 22 November 1943 aged 19.
1016353 Sergeant Arthur J. Elworthy of 40 Squdron, RAF VR. Son of Stanley and Kathleen Elworthy of Down St. Mary. Born in Cullompton in the December Quarter of 1923. Died 11 July 1944 aged 20.

115749 Pilot officer Leonard John Endicott of 502 Squadron, RAF VR. Son of William and Annie Endicot, husband of Eileen Endicott of Mawgan Porth, Cornwall. Born in Tiverton in 1912. Died 30 July 1942 aged 30.

5735350 Corporal George Robert Goss of the 1st Battalion, the Hertfordshire Regiment. Son of Mr and Mrs J.E . Goss of Cullompton. Born in Cullompton in the March Quarter of 1925. Died 28 November 1944 aged 19.
564185 Flight Lietenant Walter Stewart Grant of the RAF. Son of James and Minnie Grant of Cullompton. Born in Merthyr Tidfil in the June Quarter of 1916. Died 25 August 1945 aged 30. Buried in St. Andrew's Churchyard.
Lt-Commander Robin Julian Grant-Sturgis RNVR of the Royal Navy, HMS Saker. Son of Sir Mark Grant-Sturgis and his wife Lady Ellen Grant-Sturgis of Hillersdon House, Cullompton. Born in 1920  Died when a plane he was piloting during training failed to pull out of a dive over Florida, 16 February 1944 aged 24.
5619506 Driver Francis James Heale of the 78th division of the  Royal Corps of Signals. Son of William and Laura Heale of Cullompton. Born in Cullompton in the March Quarter of 1921. Died 3 November 1943 aged 22.
5615574 Private Walter George Tree Hillman of the 2nd Battalion the Devonshire Regiment. Husband of Elsie Hillman of Knowle, Cullompton. Born in Westbury, Wiltshire in the September Quarter of 1909. Died 23 June 1942 aged 33.
D/JX 205800 Telegraphist Lionel Albert Hooper of the Royal Navy  serving on hired MV Athel Sultan. Son of Albert and Florence.; husband of Phyllis Hooper  of Hemyock. Born in Exeter in the June Quarter of 1920. Died 22 September 1942 aged 21.
D/KX 86366 Stoker 1st Class, of the Royal Navy, HM Sub. Seahorse. Son of Alfred and Rosalie Perham. Born in Pontypridd, Glamorgan in 1917. Died 12 January 1940 aged 23.
D/JX 156755 Ordinary Seaman Robert C. Pring of the Royal Navy, HMS Gloucester. Son of Tom and Florence Pring. Born in Cullompton in the December Quarter of 1921. Died 22 May 1941 aged 20.
D/KX 94034 Leading Stoker Thomas John Stone of the Royal Navy, a Japanese PoW on board a captured vessel, HMS Tamar. Son of William and Fanny Stone. Born in 1920. Died as a Prisoner of War 2 October 1942 aged 22.
D/JX 166617 Boy 1st Class William James Symonds of the Royal Navy, HMS Repulse. Son of Mr and Mrs James Symonds. Born in Chard in the March Quarter of 1920. Died 10 December 1941 aged 21.



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