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GALMPTON - THE 1939 - 1945 WAR MEMORIAL

 

The 1939 Memorial in Galmpton

The1939 Memorial seat in a quiet corner by the churchyard in Galmpton

The men's names are on the plaque behind the seat (see below)

© Richard J. Brine

 

 

A.B.HILL
Lt. Alan Beaumont Hill, RNVR, HMS Neptune. Son of Thomas and Kathleen Hill. Born  in 1917. Died 19 December 1941 aged 24.
J.W.HILL

P/JX 313443 Able Seaman John William Hill, a DEMS Volunteer serving on board an American-owned steam ship, the Jack Carnes.. Son of Thomas and Amy Hill; husband of Mavis Hill.. Born in Galmpton in 1921. Died 31 August 1942 aged 21. Missing and presumed killed when his ship was shelled and torpedoed off the American coast.

DEMS = Defensively equipped merchant ship. An acronym used to describe British Merchant ships which carried guns and military volunteers to man those guns and were supported by British shore establishments.

R.G.HODGE
Lt. Richard George Hodge of the RNR, HMS Scourge. Son of William and Annie Hodge of South Huish. Born in South Huish in 1921. Died 31 August 1943 aged 22. Buried in Galmpton Cemetery.
A.J.PILDITCH
Ship's Master Arthur John Pilditch of the Merchant Navy, MV Empire Stanley. Son of James and Mary Pilditch; husband of Florence Pilditch of Hope Cove. Born in Kingsbridge in  1902. Died 17 August 1943 aged 41.

 

The 1939  plaque

 

 

 
 
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