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ILFRACOMBE WAR MEMORIAL 1939 - 1945

 

The War Memorial at Ilfracombe
       Ilfracombe War Memorial

©Richard J. Brine

 

T.E.BALMENT
872209 Sergeant Thomas E. Balment of "L" Bty, 2nd Regiment, the Royal Horse Artillery. Son of Ivy May Balment. Born in Ilfracombe in the March Quarter of 1919. Died 25 April 1943 aged 24.
J.H.BURFITT
J 97471 Gunner John Henry Burfitt of the Royal Navy, HMS Isis. Son of Charles and Mary Ann Burfitt; husband of Nigella Burfitt of Ilfracombe. Born  in Ilfracombe 14 September 1903. Died 20 July 1944 aged 40 when his ship was lost.
J.E.COMER
LT/JX 215878 Seaman John Ernest Comer of the Royal Naval Patrol Service, HM Trawler Cobbers. Son of John and Jane Comer; husband of Irene Comer of Ilfracombe. Born in Ilfracombe in the June Quarter of 1906. Died 3 March 1941 aged 34.
S.A.CONIBEAR
568019 Flight Sergeant Sydney Arthur Conibear of the RAF, 148 Squadron. Son of Arthur and Alice Conibear; husband of Eileen Conibear. Born in Launceston in the September Quarter of 1908. Died 30 September 1942 aged 22.
J.H.COOK
3rd Engineer John Henry Cook of the Merchant Navy, SS Clearton (Newcastle-on-Tyne). Son of Richard and Mary Jane Cook; husband of Ethel Cook of Ilfracombe. Born in Ilfracombe in the June Quarter of 1898. Died 1 July 1940 aged 45.
F.H. CORNEY
5t619395 Private Frederick H. Corney of the 9th Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Alfred and Maud Cook of Ilfracombe. Born in Ilfracombe in the March Quarter of 1921. Died 6 April 1941 aged 20. Buried in the churchyard at Heanton Punchardon. 
J.W.DANIELL
2666980 Guardsman John William Daniell. Son of William and Eliza Daniell of Ilfracombe. Born in Plymouth in the September Quarter of 1923. Died 12 March 1945 aged 18.
R.G.DAVEY
5630844 Private Reginald Gordon Davey of the 2nd/7th Battalion, Queen's Royal Regiment (the West Surrey). Son of Thomas and Winifred Davey of Ilfracombe. Born in Ilfracombe in May 1923. Died 19 September 1943 aged 20.
A.G.DAY
D/J 45127 Able Seaman Arthur George Day of the Royal Navy, HMS Matabele. Son of Douglas and Annie Day; husband of Evelyn Day. Born in Stroud in the September Quarter of 1900. Died 17 Januaryt 1942 aged 42.
H.R.DYER
5445061 Private Herbert Ronald Dyer of the 2nd Battalion the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Husband of Hilda Dyer of Woolacombe. Born in Ilfracombe in the December Quarter of 1912. Died 7 May 1943 aged 30.
B.ELLIS
567365 Flight Sergeant Bruce Ellis of the RAF, 117 Squadron. Son of William and Anne Ellis. Born in Ilfracombe in the March Quarter of 1919. Died 8 September 1945 aged 26 in Singapore.
W.R.FISHER
LT/KX 111023 Stoker 2nd Class William Richard Fisher of trhe Ropyal Navy Patrol Service, HM Trawler Relonzo. Son of William and Evelyn Fisher of Ilfracombe. Born in 1918. Died 20 January 1941 aged 23.
F.GEAR
1876956 Sapper Frank Gear of 580 Troops Coy, the Royal Engineer. Son of Walter and Susanna Gear. Born in Ilfracombe in the December Quarter of 1922. Died 24 April 1941 aged 20.
W.J.GODFREY
P/MX 56045 Engine Room Artificer 4th Class William John Godfrey of the Royal Navy, HMS Penelope. Son of Percy and Dorothy Godfrey of Berrynarbor. Born in 1922. Died 18 February 1944 aged 22.
F.W.GOULD
LT/JX 205237 Seaman Frederick William Gould of the Royal Navy Patrol Service, HM Trawler, Lady Shirley. Son of Mr and Mrs William Gould; husband of Elsie Gould. Born in Ilfracombe in the September Quarter of 1910. Died 11 December 1941 aged 31.
P.H.GROVES
182368 Pilot Officer (Pilot) Philip Henry RAF VR, 102 Squadron. Son of Philip and Edith Groves; husband of Eileen Groves of Luton, Beds. Born in Plymouth in the June Quarter of 1914. Died 12 September 1944 aged 31.
R.W.HAMMETT
6406056 Sergt. Reginald William Hammett of the 1st Battalion, the Royal Sussex Regiment. Son of William and Florence Hammett of Ilfracombe; husband of Violet Hammett of Ilfracombe. Born in Ilfracombe in the September Quarter of 1915. Died 20 March 1944 aged 29.
B.C.HOBBS
D/X 21136A Leading Seaman Bryan C. Hobbs of the RNR, HMS Mourne. Son of Bertie and Florence Hobbs of Ilfracombe. Born in Ilfracombe in the March Quarter of 1921. Died 15 June 1944 aged 23.
E.Y.HOLLOWAY
5628764 Corporal Ernest Yeoman of the 1st Battalion, the Wiltshire Regiment. Son of William and Louisa Holloway of Ilfracombe. Born in Ilfracombe in the September Quarter of 1915. Died 19 April 1944 aged 28.
E.JEFFERIES
129733 Flying Officer ( Navigator/ Wireless Operator) Edward James Jefferies of the RAF VR, 604 Squadron. Son of  Albert and Charlotte. Born in Ilfracombe in the December Quarter of 1912. Died 7 October 1943 aged 30. Buried in Ilfracombe's Marlborough Cemetery.  
D.H.B.JEFFERY
H/308986 Lt. Douglas Horace Bartlett Jeffery of the Royal Armoured Corps. Son of Bartlett and Ruby Jeffery of Ilfracombe.  Born in Ilfracombe in the December Quarter of 1921. Died 1 September 1946 aged 24. 
F.W.JOSLIN
1547198 Bombardier Frederick William Joslin of 75 Battery, the 44th Light Ack Ack Regiment, the Royal Artillery. Husband of Mary Joslin of Ilfracombe. Born in Ilfracombe in the June Quarter of 1881. Died 22 November 1941 aged 50. Buried in Ilfracombe's Marlborough Cemetery.  
I.R.KNILL
5621746  Private Ivor Richard Knill of the Devonshire Regiment, No 3 Commando. Son of William and Elizabeth Knill of Ilfracombe. Born in 1921. Died 23 August 1944 aged 23.
H.I.KNILL
5620534 Lance Corporal Horace I. Knill of the 30th Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of William and Hilda Knill; husband of Mary Knill of Ilfracombe. Born in Ilfracombe in the June Quarter of 1919. Died 15 January 1946 aged 26. 
R.A.LARCOMBE
927828 Sergt. Ronald Alfred Larcombe of the RAF VR, 502 Squadron. Son of Alfred and Emma Larcombe. Born in Salisbury in the June Quarter of 1916. Died 12 October 1942 aged 26.
H.E.LAWRENCE
Chiefg Engineer Officer Harry Edwin Lawrence of the Merchant Navy, SS Abukir* (London). Son of Louisa Lawrence (w). Born in Deptford, London in 1890. Died 28 May 1940 aged  50 when his ship was torpedoed and sunk by S 34.

* Not to be confused with the Royal Navy's HMS Aboukir.

A.J.LEWIS
D/MX 46380 Supply Chief Petty Officer Arnold Jenkin Lewis of the Royal Navy, HMS Hecla. Son of Cecilia Lewis and Arnold Jenkin. Born in Medrtyr Tydfil in the December Quarter of 1906. Died 12 November 1942  aged 36 when his ship was lost.
F.W.K.LEWIS
5683129 Private Frederick William Keeting Lewis of the 5th Battalion, the Sherwood Foresters. Son of Frederick and Bessie Lewis. Born in Ilfracombe in the September Quarter of 1917. Died 13 March 1943 aged 25. 
F.T.W.LEWIS
Master Frank Thomas Withers of the Merchant Navy, SS Jalapadma (Bombay). Son of Councillor and Mrs F. W. Lewis; husband of Mildred Lewis of Exeter. Died 14 April 1944 aged 37 when SS Fort Skine exploded in Bombay when the two vessels were moored alongside one another. 
L.W. LEWORTHY
2039216 Sergt Leonard Westley Leworthy of the 1st Battalion, the King's Regiment. Son of Leonard and Phyllis Leworthy. Born in Birmingham in the March Quarter of 1915. Died 6 March 1944 aged 29.
D.S.LLOYD
5t47593 Leading Airtcraftman Dennis Sinclair of the RAF, 204 Squadron. Son of William and Gladys Lloyd of Ilfracombe. Born in Liverpool in the December Quarter of 1920. Died 8 April 1940 aged 19.
T.G.MANNING
912481 Corporal Thomas George Manning of the RAF VR. Son of George and Bessie Manning. Born in Ilfracombe in the March Quarter of 1916. Died 8 June 1943 aged 27.
T.L.MASTERS
1872832 Lance Corporal Trevor Louis Masters of the 9th (Airborne) Field Company, the Royal Engineers. Son of Harry and Lucinda Masters; husband of Teresa Masters of Co. Cork. Born in 1917. Died 19 November 1942 aged 25.
E.H.McVEIGH
T/122659 Driver Edward Harold McVeigh of the Royal Army Service Corps. Son of Edward and Susan McVeigh. Born in Ilfracombe in the September Quarter of 1919. Died 27 May 1940 aged 20.
K.R.MOCK
5619406 Lance Corporal Kenneth Raymond Mock of the Royal Engineers. Son of Sydney and Ann Mock of Ilfracombe. Born in Ilfracombe in the December Quarter of 1922. Died 13 April 1942 aged 19. Buried in Ilfracombe's Marlborough Cemetery.
W.H.J.MENHINNITT
D/JX 345406 Ordinary Seaman William Henry John Menhinnitt of the Royal Navy, HM Mine Layer 530. Son of William and Rose Menhinnitt of Ilfracombe. Born in Ilfracombe in the June Quarter of 1923. Died 25 March 1944 aged 21. Buried in Ilfracombe's Marlborough Cemetery.
K. MOULE
D/JX 292650 Ordinary Seaman Kenneth Moule of the Royal Navy, HMS Spartan. Son of John and Harriet Monk.  Born in Kidderminster, Worcs in the September Quarter of 1927.  Died 29 January 1944 aged 17.
K.G.MOGRIDGE
901272 Lance Bombardier Kingsley George Mogridge of the 3rd Survey Regiment, the Royal Artillery. Son of George and Florence Mogridge; husband of Margaret Mogridge. Born in Ilfracombe in the March Quarter of 1912. Died 8 June 1945 aged 33.
R.NETHERCOTT
14436666 Private Ronald Nethercott of the 2nd Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Frank and Lorretta Nethercott. Born in Ilfracombe in the March Quarter of 1926. Died 14 July 1944 aged 18.
S.J.PARKIN
PLY/X 18 Corporal Sidney John Parkin of the Royal Marines, HMS Trinidad. Son of Philip and Emily Parkin; husband of Jennie Parkin of Ilfracombe. Born in Ilfracombe in the December Quarter of 1908. Died 14 May 1942 aged 33.
R.H.PATERSON
Ordinary Seaman Robert Henry Paterson of the Merchant Navy, SS Sulaco (Liverpool). Son of James and Lyly of Ilfracombe. Born in Kingston, Surrey in the September Quarter of 1921. Died 19 October 1940 aged 19.
T.W.PHILLIPSE
Able Seaman Thomas W Phillipse of the Merchant Navy SS Thurston (West Hartlepool). Son of Ernest and Ethel Phillipse; husband of Beatrice Phillipse of Balham, London. Born in Ilfracombe in the September Quarter of 1916. Died 4 March 1940 aged 24.
J.G.PICKARD
539009 Leading Aircraftman ( Wireless Operator) John George Pickard of the RAF VR. Son of Andrew and Ellen Pickard. Born in Gateshead in the March Quarter of 1919. Died 15 May 1940 aged 21.
W.A.PICKARD
5629523 Private William Albert Pickard of the 2nd Battalion, the Border Regiment. Son of Albert and Maud Pickard of Exeter. Born in Ilfracombe in the June Quarter of 1913. Died 18 March 1944 aged 30.
A.D.POLLARD
T/91402 Lance Sergeant Albert Douglas Pollard of the Royal Artillery Service Corps; attached to the 2nd Special Air Service Regiment. Son of Walter and Ethel Pollard. Born in Elham, Kent in the September Quarter of 1916. Died 21 July 1943 aged 27.
H.E.PUGSLEY
53447 Flying Officer Harold Edward Pugsley of the RAF 224 Squadron. Son of Bert and Florence Pugsley of Ilfracombe. Born in Ilfracombe in the March Quarter of 1915. Died 7 June 1944 aged 29.
H.R.RAINBOW
5621163 Private Harold Ralph Rainbow of the 9th Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Montague and Mabel Rainbow of Ilfracombe. Born in Hitchin in the June Quarter of 1920. Died 28 December 1939 aged 19.
E.J.RALPH
5t619383 Sapper Ernest Joe Ralph of the 2nd Field Company, the Royal Engineers. Son of Mr and Mrs A. M. Ralph of  Ilfracombe. Born in Ilfracombe in the December Quarter of 1921. Died 15 April 1940 aged 20
E.H.REEVES
Sub :Lt. Ernest Alfred Reeves of the RNR, HMS Garlies. Son of Herbert and Dora Reeves Buried in Ilfracombe's Marlborough Cemetery. of Ilfracombe. Born in 1921. Died 30 July 1944 aged 23. Buried in Ilfracombe's Marlborough Cemetery.  
K.I.ROBINS
7902759 Trooper Kenneth Ivor Robins of the Royal Tank Regiment, the RAC. Son of William and Mabel Robins of Ilfracombe. Born in the December Quarter of 1912. Died 22 March 1943 aged 30.
G.R.SAMPSON
1200961 Aircraftman 1st Class George Richard Sampson of the RAF VR. Son of Richard and Octavia Sampson; husband of Beryl Sampson. Born in the March Quarter of 1911.Died 28 April 1944 aged 33.  Buried in Ilfracombe's Marlborough Cemetery.
V.SLADE
5338904 Rifleman Vivian Adrian Slade of the 12th Battalion, the King's Royal Rifle Corps. Son of Albert and Nellie Slade; husband of Kathleen Slade.  Born in Ilfracombe in the March Quarter of 1918. Died 26 June 1944 aged 26.
F.A.SMYTH
Lieutenant Commander Frederick Arthur Smyth of the RNR, HM Landing Ship 80. Son of Arthur and Alice Smyth; husband of Dorothy Smyth of Ilfracombe. He was a Master Mariner. Born in Ilfracombe in the December Quarter of 1905. Died 26 June 1944 aged 26. Mentioned in Despatches.
H.T. THOMAS
1566397 Gunner Harold T. Thomas of the Royal Artillery. Son of Walter and Alice Thomas, Born in Ilfracombe in the September Quarter of 1912. Died 16 October 1940 aged 28. Buried in Ilfracombe's Marlborough Cemetery.
B.Z.TUCKER
W/99910 Private Zena Barbara Tucker of the ATS. Daughter of Frederick and Eva Tucker of Ilfracombe. Born in Ilfracombe in the June Quarter of 1912. Died 27 February 1944 aged 31.
J.B.WATKINS
562w4861 Lance Corporal John Berry Watkins of the 10th Battalion, the Lancashire Fusiliers. Son of James and Eliza Watkins of Ilfracombe. Born in Merthyr Tydfil in the June Quarter of 1917.  Died 7 June 1943 aged 26.
J.FG.WELSFORD
5620879 Trooper James Fairchild of the 7th Royal Tank Regiment . Son of Herbert and Mildred Welsford of Ilfracombe. Born in Ifracombe in the March Quarter of 1916. Died 26 June 1944 aged 28.
K.F.WILSON
572032 Sergeant (Pilot) Kenneth Frederick Wilson of the RAF, No 7 Squadron. Son of Frederick and Emily Wilson of Ilfracombe. Born in Ilfracombe in the June Quarter of 1922. Died 3 May 1941 aged 19. Buried in Ilfracombe's Marlborough Cemetery.
H.J.B.YOUNG
1606879 Aircraftman 2nd Class (Air Gunner) Herbert John Balch Young of the RAF. Son of Charles and Edith Young of Ilfracombe. Born in Ilfracombe in the June Quarter of 1925. Died 28 June 1944 aged 19.
G.H.JOLLIFFE

An addition from the stone "book" below the other

names:

D/KX 93520 Leading Stoker George Henry Jolliffe of the Royal Navy, HMS Hussar. Son of Thomas and Annie Jolliffe; husband of Winifred Jolliffe of Heavitree, Exeter. Born in Ilfracombe in the March Quarter of 1915. Died 27 August 1944 aged 29.

 

 
 
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