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ST. OLAVE'S WAR SHRINE IN FORE STREET, EXETER

 

Panel 1 on St. Olave's War Shrine

Panel 1 on St. Olave's War Shrine, Fore Street, Exeter

© Richard J. Brine

 

JAMES BALSOM

Identified as

JAMES BALSON

J31999 Ordinary Seaman Aaron James Balson of the Royal Navy, HMS Invincible. Son of James and Kate Balson of 4 Hertford Place, Bartholomew St., Exeter. Born 15 February 1898. Died 31 May 1916 aged 18.
HERBERT CHAPMAN
15863 Private Herbert Chapman of the 9th (Service) Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of John and Caroline Chapman (née Wilson). Born in Exeter in the September Quarter of 1882. Killed in action 3 October 1915 aged 33.
JOHN CLAPP
Not yet confirmed
WILLIAM CLAPP
Not yet confirmed but believed to be William Clapp ("Willie") of 11 Mary Arches Street, Exeter.
THOMAS EDWARDS
11317 Private Thomas Augustus Edwards of "D" Coy, 2nd Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Thomas Augustus and Alice Edwards (née Evans). Born in Exeter in the December Quarter of 1894. Died 5 July 1915 aged 19.
JOHN  GODFREY
2595 Ordinary Seaman John Godfrey of the Royal Navy HM Paddle Minesweeper Kylemore, serving with the Royal Naval Reserve. Believed to have been born in London but brought up with his sister in Devon by his grandparents; husband of E. Godfrey of St. Leonard's-on-Sea. Born in 1874. Died 11 July 1916 aged 42.
WILLIAM HUISH
PLY/2037(S) Private William Huish of the 2nd Royal Marine Battalion, the Royal Naval Division - enlisted 24 November 1915 on a short service contract. Son of William and Susan Huish of Mary Arches Street, Exeter. Born in Exeter 19 May 1887. Died 26 October 1917 aged 30.
ERNEST HEYWOOD
28064 Private Ernest Heywood of the 1st Battalion, the Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment); formerly 1235 Private Heywood of the Devonshire Regiment. Son of John and Jessie Heywood of Market Street, Exeter. (His father was a local dairyman). Born in Whitestone, nr. Exeter in the December Quarter of 1896. Killed in action 18 September 1918 aged 22.
WILLIAM JONES
Not yet confirmed.
JOHN  LOCK
J34321 Ordinary Seaman John Lock of the Royal Navy, HMS Invincible. His parents died when he was a child and he (then 13) and his brother Frank (then 11) are to  be found in the City Workhouse in the 1911 census. John became a Boy Entrant to the Royal Navy. He was born in Exeter 15 December 1898. He died in the Battle of Jutland 31 May 1916 aged 18.
LEONARD LUCRAFT
36605 Private Leonard Lucraft of the 2nd Battalion (Labour Corps), the Hampshire Regiment; transferred to 826 Area Employment Company as 107039 Private Lucraft. Son of the late John Lucraft and his wife Jane (née Heard); husband of Bertha Lucraft (née Jerrett). Born in Exeter in the December Quarter of 1890. Died 6 December 1918 aged 29.

 

Panel 2 on St. Olave's War Shrine

Panel 2 on St. Olave's War Shrine, Fore Street, Exeter

© Richard J. Brine

 

THOMAS MOORE
A/201769 Rifleman Thomas Moore of the 18th Battalion, the King's Royal Rifle Corps; formerly M/302428 Private Moore  of the Royal Army Signals Corps. Son  of the late Stephen Moore and Sophia Moore. Born in Ottery St. Mary in the September Quarter of 1882 but brought up in Exeter. Killed in action 21 September 1917 aged 34. (He had a men's outfitting and tailoring business in Fore Street, Exeter.)
HEDLEY POTTER
7739 Private Hedley Thomas Potter of the 1st Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of George and Mary Jane Potter. Born in Bideford in the March Quarter of 1886. Died 30 October 1914 aged 28. (A regular soldier who enlisted in 1901 - prior to this he may have worked in this area as a shoemaker).
WILFRED PINNIGER
2nd Lieutenant Wilfred James Pinniger of "D" Battery, 91st Brigade, the Royal Field Artillery. Son of Charles John and Annie Eliza Pinniger (née Herridge); brother of Reginald (see below). Born in Exeter in the June Quarter of 1897. Died 4 October 1917 aged 20.
REGINALD PINNIGER
Lieutenant Reginald Charles Pinniger of the Indian Army's Reserve of  Officers attached to the 26th Punjabis. Son of Charles John and Annie Eliza Pinniger (née Herridge); brother of Wilfred (see above). Born in Exeter in the March Quarter of 1894. Died 20 January 1920 aged 25.
WILLIAM PYLE
21834 William Henry Pyle of the 16th (Royal and Royal North Devon Yeomanry) Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Mrs. Philadelphia Pyle of 21 Friernhay Street, Exeter; husband of Maud Pyle (née Davey). Born in Exeter in the June Quarter of 1889. Died 2 September 1918 aged 29.
CHARLES SNELGROVE
81637 Driver Charles W. Snelgrove of the 119th Battery, the Royal Field Artillery. Husband of Amy Snelgrove (née Pragnall) living in Looe Road, Exeter. Died 27 September 1915 aged 28.
REGINALD SULLIVAN
11404 Private Reginald ("Reggie") Lawrence Sullivan of the 1st Battalion, the Devonshhire regiment. Son of Patrick Joseph and Bessie Barnes (formerly Sullivan) (née Francis) of Mary Arches Street, Exeter. Born in Alphington in the September Quarter of 1892. Died 22 April 1915 aged 23.
JOHN SAMPSON
20944 Corporal John Thomas Sampson of "C" Company, the 2nd Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of John and Alice Beatrice Sampson (née Skinner) of St. Sidwell's Avenue, Exeter. Born in 1896.  Died 10 August 1917 aged 20.
WILLIAM STOYLE
865192 Gunner William Edward Stoyle of "B" Battery, the 3rd Wessex Brigade, the Royal Field Artillery. Son of the late William Stoyle and Mary Stoyle of Mount Dinham Road, Exeter.. Born in Exeter in the March Quarter of 1894. Died of wounds 11 June 1920 aged 26. Buried in the cemetery at St. Thomas. (Grave V94).
HAROLD WADE
2284 Private Harold John W. Wade of the 1st/4th Battalion, the Devonshire regiment. Son of Mr. and Mrs. John Wade of Bath Road, Exeter. Born in Plymouth in the March Quarter of 1896. Died 13 July 1916 aged 20. Buried in the Baghdad North gate Cemetery.

 

 

 
 
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