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DEVON OFFICERS WHO DIED IN THE GREAT WAR

 

S - V

 

SANDOE
Captain Charles Frederick Sandoe of the 1st Battalion, the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Son of Dr. John Worden Sandoe MD and his wife Mary Elizabeth Sandoe (née Jackman); brother of Montague William Sandoe (see below). Born in Broadclyst in the June Quarter of 1898. Died 30 August 1918 aged 20.
SANDOE
2nd Lieutenant Montague William Sandoe of the 9th Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Dr. John Worden Sandoe MD and his wife Mary Elizabeth Sandoe (née Jackman); brother of Charles Frederick Sandoe (see above). Born in Broadclyst in the September of 1895. Died 8 May 1917 aged 21.
SANFORD
2nd Lieutenant Walter Henry Sanford of the Devonshire Regiment attached to the 2nd/4th Battalion, the Devon and Cornwall Light Infantry. Son of Charles Wesley and Susan Elizabeth Sanford; husband of Mary Sanford (née Steward). Born in Exeter St. Thomas in the December Quarter of 1891. Died 11 February 1919 aged 28.
SARGENT
2nd Lieutenant Reginald William Henry Fitzgerald Sargent of 220 Battery, the Machine Gun Corps. Son of the Rev.John Fitzgerald Sargent, Vicar of Salcombe and his wife Clara, (née Gibbings). Born in Exeter in the September Quarter of 1882. Died 5 October aged 35.
SCARBROUGH
Major Michael Claud Scarbrough of the 12th Battalion, the Middlesex Regiment. Son of Elijah Impey and Margaret Blanche Scarbrough (née Gilliland). Born in Colyton in the March Quarter of 1883. Died 26 September 1916 aged 33.
SCARBROUGH
Captain Reginald John Scarbrough of the 3rd Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of John Impey and Mary Helen Scarbrough ( née Chope). Born at Colyford in the June Quarter of 1880. Died of wounds 2 November 1917 aged 37.
SCOTT
2nd Lieutenant Frank Scott of the 5th Battalion, the King's Liverpool Regiment. Son of John ("Jack") Scott of Canal House, Kingsteignton and his wife Mary Jane (née Vanstone). Born in Kingsteignton in the September Quarter of 1897. Died 8 October 1918 aged 21.
SEARLE
Lieutenant Alec Searle of 202 Field Company, the Royal Engineers. Son of Milton Ambrose and Ann Elizabeth Searle (née Ellis) of 3 Hillsborough, Mannamead, Plymouth. Born in Plymouth in the September Quarter of 1889. Associate of the Institute of Civil Engineers. Died 23 April 1917 aged 27.
SHAW
Captain Marmaduke Marshall Shaw of the 3rd and 2nd Battalions, the Sherwood Forresters. Son of the Rev. Marmaduke Spicer Shaw and his wife Sophie Elsie (née Marshall). Born in Tiverton in the September Quarter of 1896. Died 21 March 1918 aged 21. Awarded the Military Cross.
SHORTO
Lieutenant Martin Hubert Shorto of the West Lancs Royal Engineers. Son of George Roberts Shorto (Town Clerk of Exeter 1890 - 1905) and his wife Jessy. Born in Exeter in the September Quarter of 1889. Educated at Heles School. Qualified as an engineer (AMICE) and went to Shanghai as Assistant Surveyor of Public Works. Died 27 July 1917 aged 28.
SKARDON
Lieutenant Herbert John Skardon of the 3rd Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Andrew and Jessie Skardon (née Lethbridge). Born in Plymouth in the December Quarter of 1891. Died of wounds 31 October 1918 aged 26. Buried in Acton Cemetery.
SKYNNER
Lieutenant William Walter Skynner of the Royal Navy, HMS Hampshire. Son of William Price and Marie Louise Skynner (née Walker). Born at Welcombe, nr. Bideford in the March Quarter of 1889. Died 5 May 1916 aged 27. No known grave - commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial.
SLATER
Captain Richard Henry Slater of the 1st Battalion, the King's Royal Rifle Corps. Son of Richard and Mary Ann Slater (née Cannington). Born in Tiverton in the September Quarter of 1882. Died 27 July 1916 aged 34. Awarded the Military Cross and twice Mentioned in Despatches.
SMITH
Lieut. Reuben Hinton Smith of the 14th Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of George and Gertrude Smith. Born in Plymouth in the March Quarter of 1898. Died 10 January 1918 aged 20. 
SMYTHE
Major Andrew Graham Conran Smythe of the 10th Siege Battery, the Royal Garrison Artillery. Son of Captain William W. Smythe RN of Plympton St. Mary and his wife Robina Augusta Smythe (née Conran); husband of (Mabel) Ivy Smythe (née Hogge); brother of Ralph Smythe (see below).  Born in Plympton in the September Quarter of 1882. Killed in action 7 September 1917 aged 35.
SMYTHE
Major Ralph Conran Smythe of the 2nd Siege Battery, the Royal Garrison Artillery. Son of Captain William W. Smythe RN of Plympton St. Mary and his wife Robina Augusta Smythe (née Conran); brother of Andrew Smythe (see above). Born in Plympton in the June Quarter of 1880. Died aged 35  on 24 November 1915 of wounds received Monday 22 November 1915. Held the Victoria Long Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. His medals were mounted within an oak frame and presented to his father - they were ultimately auctioned by Bearnes 22 February 2005.
SNOW
Lieutenant Vincent Graham Snow of the Royal Navy, HMS Hampshire. Son of Lieut-Col Edmund Graham Snow of the North Staffs Regiment and his wife Beatrice Elizabeth C. Snow (née Soltau). Born in Stoke Damerel in 1894. Died 5 June 1916 aged 23.
SPARROW
Captain Benjamin Charles Sparrow of the 1st Battalion, the 39th Garhuwal Rifles. Son of Benjamin Sparrow (merchant) and his wife Mary (née Hutchings) of Cleeve House, Ermington. Born in Ermington in the March Quarter of 1882. Educated at North Hill House Boy's School, Plymouth. Saw active service in South Africa. Held the Queen's Medal with five clasps.  Died 10 March 1915 aged 33.
SPOONER
Captain Charles Norman Spooner of the 5th Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Edwin Charles Spooner ( a well-known Plymouth business man) and  his wife Alice Mary Spooner (née Tucker). Born in Plymouth in the June Quarter of 1878. Died 10 April 1918 aged 39.
STIDSTON
Captain William Popkiss Stidston of the 5th/2nd Battalion, the Leinster Regiment. Son of Samuel Stidston ( owner of the Plymouth department store) and his wife Isabella (née Popkiss); husband of Louisa W. Stidston (née Emerson). Born in Plymouth in the March Quarter of 1884. Died 3 August 1917 aged 33.
STIRLING
Lieutenant Richard Kellock Stirling of the 5th and 1st  Battalions, the Royal Fusiliers. Son of Richard and Jane Emily Stirling (née Kellock) of South Brent. Born in South Brent in the March Quarter of 1893. Died 21 August 1915 aged 22.
STRANGER
Captain John Sercombe Stranger of the 6th Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of John Henry and Lilian Irene Stranger (née Fairbourn) Born in Holsworthy in the September Quarter of 1886. Died 3 March 1916 aged 29. Commemorated on the Basra Memorial.
STUDD
Lieutenant Colonel Francis Cyril Rupert Studd of the Buffs, attached to the 22nd Battalion, the Northumberland Fusiliers. Son of Edward Fairfax Studd of Oxton nr. Kenton and his wife Evelyn Studd (née Chichester); husband of Edith Julia Studd (née Short). Born in Kenton in the March Quarter of 1881. Educated at Blundells School and Sandhurst. Died 13 April 1918 aged 37. He has no known grave. Mentioned in Despatches twice and awarded the DSO.
SUSSEX

Captain Edgar William Sussex of the Scottish Rifles, attached to the Third Army Musketry School. Son of William and Augusta Norah Sussex (née Sillick); brother of Reginald Sussex (see below).. Born in Dartmouth in the September Quarter of 1892. Died 25 August 1917 aged 25. Awarded the Military Cross.

His Military Cross citation, published in December 1916, reads as follows:

"For conspicuous gallantry in action. He showed marked courage and initiative in leading his men over the parapet on the flank of the attack in order to stop a machine gun which was enfilading the line of attack."

SUSSEX
2nd Lieutenant Reginald Arthur Sussex of the 4th Battalion, the Yorkshire Regiment (formerly Private 224 of the RAMC), attached to the 1st Battalion, the York and Lancs Regiment. Son of William and Augusta Norah Sussex (née Sillick); brother of Edgar Sussex (see above). Born in Dartmouth in the September Quarter of 1889. Missing,  believed killed in action, 20 March 1917 aged 24. 
TARBET
2nd Lieutenant Victor Tarbet of the 4th Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of William Henry and Annie Tarbet (née Huxham). Born in Heavitree in the September Quarter of 1897. Died 4 October 1917 aged 18.
TALL
2nd Lieutenant John Jeffrey Tall of the 4th Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of George Jeffery and Elizabeth Ann Tall. Born in Totnes in September 1889. Died 15 February 1918 aged 28.
TEGLIO
Second Lieutenant Max Teglio of the Devonshire Regiment, attached to the Worcestershire Regiment in Mesopotamia. Son of William Charles and Jane ("Jenny") Teglio (née Paddon) of Redcott, Lockington Avenue, Plymouth. Born in Plymouth in the December Quarter of 1895. Died 11 April 1917 aged 21. Buried in Baghdad North Gate War Cemetery.
TIZZARD
2nd Lieutenant George Tizzard of "A" Coy., 6th Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of George and Elizabeth Tizzard (née Spiller) of "Merthen", Ashleigh Rd., Barnstaple. Born in Barnstaple in the September Quarter of 1888. Died 8 March 1916 aged 27. Commemorated on the Basra Memorial.
TOMLINSON
2nd Lieutenant Thomas Henry Tomlinson of the 1st Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of James and Mary Ann Tomlinson; husband of Elizabeth Anne Tomlinson. Born in Devonport in the March Quarter of 1890. Died of wounds 23 July 1916 aged 27.
TOZER
2nd Lieutenant Horace Gordon Tozer of the 2nd Battalion, the Yorkshire Regiment, attached to the 3rd Battalion. Son of James Clark Tozer ( a well-known Plymouth draper) and his wife Henrietta ("Hetti") Tozer (née Matthews). Born in Stoke Damerel in the December Quarter of 1895. Killed in action 1 October 1915 aged 20.
TRACEY

Lieutenant Geoffrey Eugene Tracey of the 9th Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Dr. Henry Eugene Tracey MD and his wife Emily Alice Tracey (née Martin). Born in Willand 25 October 1895 at Beaufoy House, Willand. Educated at Blundells School. Killed in Action between 25 and 27 September 1915 aged 20.

 

See also The Presention of the Loos Guns

 

TREFUSIS
Captain Arthur Owen Trefusis of the 9th Battalion, the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Son of Dr. Robert Edward Trefusis , Bishop of Crediton and his wife Alice Marjorie Trefusis (née Angel); brother of Haworth Trefusis (see below). Born in Chittlehampton in the September Quarter of 1884. Died 7 July 1916 aged 32.
TREFUSIS
Captain Haworth Walter Trefusis of the Loyal North Lancs Regiment. Son of Dr. Robert Edward Trefusis , Bishop of Crediton and his wife Alice Marjorie Trefusis (née Angel); brother of Arthur Trefusis (see above). Born in Chittlehampton in the September Quarter of 1882. Served in the South African War and awarded the Queen's Medal with two clasps. Killed in action 7 November 1916 aged 34.  
TREMLETT
Temp Lieutenant Elias Tremlett of the 9th Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment attached to 208 Coy, the Machine Gun Corps. Son of William and Grace Herring Tremlett (née Norrish) of Hollocombe, Crediton. Born in Crediton in the June Quarter of 1890. Died of wounds 23 May 1917 aged 27.
TRIPE

Lieutenant Alfred King Tripe of the Royal Garrison Artillery, attached to the Tank Corps. Son of Walter Delamaine and Marianne Tripe (née Edwards). Born in Plymouth in the June Quarter of 1887. Died 23 November 1917 aged 39 at Cambrai - the first battle in which tanks took part. Commemorated on the gravestone of Linnaeus Tripe in Ford Park Cemetery, Plymouth. Visit this site to see a photo of the grave:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ewan_osullivan/2597659146/

TUCKER
Captain James Parke Tucker of the Sherwood Foresters. Son of William Edward and Margaret Tucker (née Parke) of "Lindley", Paignton. Born in Paignton in the March Quarter of 1895. Educated at Kelly College, Tavistock. Died while leading his company into action 23 April 1917 aged 22.
TURNER
2nd Lieutenant Richard Radford Turner of the 3rd and 12th Battalions, the Royal Sussex Regiment. Son of Richard Turner (late Vicar of Barnstaple) and his wife  Lydia Lucy (née Radford). Born in Plympton in the June Quarter of 1896. Died 3 February 1917 aged 20.
TWINING
2nd Lieutenant Richard Wake Twining of the 1st Battalion, the Devonshire regiment. Son of Dr.Vincent Wing Twining of Salcombe and his wife Kate (née Nelson). Born in Salcombe in the June Quarter of 1895. Enlisted in August 1914 and gazetted to the 101st Dragoons in November 1914 then exchanged to the Devonshire Regiment. Killed in action 1 July 1916 aged 21.
UNIACKE
Lieutenant Colonel Henry Percy Uniacke CB, officer commanding the 2nd Battalion, the Gordon Highlanders. Son of Henry Turner and his wife  Isabella Louisa  Uniacke (née Fortescue); husband of Flora Alexandra Lucy Uniacke (née Schuster). Born in Newton Abbot 13 September 1862. Served with his Regiment in the Tirah Campaign. Severely wounded in the head 29 October 1914 at Ypres. Resumed command of his Battalion 26 January 1915. Mentioned in Sir John French's Despatches and awarded the CB (Companion of the Order of the Bath). Died 13 March 1915 as a result of his wounds aged 52.
VAUGHAN
:Lieutenant Harold Vaughan of the Royal Field Artillery, Adj. "A" Battery, 74th Brigade. Son of Lieutenant Colonel Edward H. Vaughan of Penhayes, Kenton and his wife Catherine. Born in Kenton in the June Quarter of 1877. He was an Inspector for the Board of Agriculture. Died 31 July 1917 aged 40.
VEITCH

Major John Leonard Veitch of the 7th Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment, attached to the 1st Battalion. Son of Peter Christian and Harriet Veitch (née Drew). Born in Exeter in the December Quarter of 1887. Died 21 May 1908 aged 31. Mentioned in Despatches and awarded the Military Cross.

His Military Cross citation, dated 13 September 1918, reads as follows:

"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He and another officer, with their companions, defended a bridge-head against five enemy attacks by an armoured car. Under heavy shelling, they displayed courage and skill of a high order and did most valuable service."

VICARY
Captain Gilbert Doke Vicary of "C" Coy, 1st/5th Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Charles Gilbert and Octavia Vicary (née Palmer) of Dyrons, Newton Abbot, Born in Newton Abbot in the March Quarter of 1885. Died 10 November 1917 aged 33.
VINCENT
2nd Lieutenant Leslie Arthur Walter Vincent of the 4th Battalion, the Bedfordshire Regiment. Son of Albert Reginald and Blanche Vincent (née Peach). Born in Exeter in the March Quarter of 1895. Died 31 March 1918 aged 22,

 

 

 
 
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