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KENN WAR MEMORIAL 1914 - 1918

Kenn war memorial outside the church

Kenn War 1914 - 1918 War Memorial

©Richard J. Brine

 

W.ALFORD
10399 Private William Alford of the 10th Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Mrs E. Alford of Kennford. Born in St. Thomas in March 1898. Died 13 October 1917 aged 19.
W.ASHPOLE
19751 Sergeant (William) Walter Ashpole of the 10th Battalion, the Hampshire Regiment; attached to the 23rd Battalion, the Manchester Regiment.  Husband of Lucy Mills of Kennford; Son of Arthur and Mary Ann of Kempstone , Bedfordshire. Born in the December Quarter of 1877. Died 1 September 1918 aged 41.
J.F. BANNATYNE
Major James Fitzgerald Bannatyne of the 11th Battalion (Prince Albert's Own) Hussars; attached to the 23rd Battalion, the Manchester Regiment. . Son of the late James Bannatyne of Haldon House and of Emily Bannatyne of Colliepriest Cottage at Tiverton. Born in 1884 but place of birth not known. Died 14 May 1916 aged 32.
H.CLEAL
2nd Lieut. Harry Cleal of the Essex Regiment. Son of Thomas and Louisa Cleal of Kennford; husband of Alice Cleal of Abbots Langley, Herts. Born in Wincanton in 1889. Died 10 December 1917 aged 27.
W.CROUT.
9783 William Crout of the Somerset Light Infantry.   Son of  William and Emma Crout. Born in Manaton in 1895.  Discharged wounded 2 March 1917. Silver badge issued 18 January 1918 and sent back to UK for 7 days leave. Died while on leave 20 January 1918 aged 22.
F.W.FARLEY
18942 Private Frederick William Farley of the 2nd Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of William and Mary Ann Farley. Born in Ticehurst, Kent in the September Quarter of 1884. Died 1 July 1916 aged 32.
G.FARLEY
8871 Private George Farley of the 2nd Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of George and Amy Farley. Born in Kennford in 1898. Died 1 July 1916 aged 18.
W.GOODWIN
184201 Petty Officer 1st Class William Goodwin of the Royal Navy, HMS Pegasus. Son of William and Elizabeth Goodwin. Born in Kenn in 1879. Injured under fire 20 September 1914 -  died when his ship was lost 6 October 1914 aged 35.
E.J.HATSWELL
7686 Private (Edwin) John Hatswell of the 2nd Battalion, the Canadian Infantry (The Eastern Ontario  Regiment). Parents not known. Born 29 September 1884. Died 22 April 1915 aged 31. Served under the name "Vincent" Hatswell. 
P.HOLE
16927 Private Philip Hole of the 9th Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Richard and Anne Hole of Church House, Kenn; brother of Robert (see below). Born in Kenn in 1891. Died 4 September 1916 aged 26.
R.G. HOLE
7275 Private Robert George Hole of the 1st Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Richard and Anne Hole of Church House, Kenn; brother of Philip (see above). Born in Kenn in 1887. Died 14 January 1915 aged 28.
F.W.HOLLAND
5421 Rifleman Francis Walter Holland of the 16th Battalion, the London Regiment.  Son of John and Agnes of the Seven Stars, Kennford. Born in Kenn in 1894. Died 27 April 1916 aged 22. Buried in Kenn Churchyard.
A.G.KEYNES
158 Private Albert George Keynes of the Royal Army Medical Corps. Son of George and Annie Keynes. Born in Kenn in 1884. Died 4 September 1916 aged 32. 
G.A.LEY
2nd Lieutenant Geoffrey Arthur Henry Ley of the 3rd Battalion (the Tank Corps) the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Arthur Henry Ley and his wife Violet; brother of Maurice (see below). Born in Ireland in 1880. Died 30 July 1917 aged 37.
M.LEY
2nd Lieutenant serving with the 2nd Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment.. Son of Arthur Henry Ley and his wife Violet; brother of Geoffrey (see above). Born in Devon in 1896. Died 1 July 1916 aged 20.
G.LUXTON
 16790 Private Gordon Luxton of the 9th Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment.  Son of Jane Luxton. Born in Cullompton in 1894 but lived in Kennford. Died 1 July 1916 aged 37.
S.L.MARCH-PHILLIPS
2nd Lieutenant Spencer Lisle March-Phillips (130290) of the Tank Corps, "A" Battalion, the Canadian Mounted Rifles. Born in 1894. Died 20 November 1917 aged 23. Mentioned in the CanadianTank Corps Roll of Honour.
A.H.MEDLAND
PLY 14915 Private Alfred Henry Medland of the Royal Marine Light Infantry serving with the East African Expeditionary Force. Son of Sidney and Elizabeth Medland of North Lew. Born in Dunchideock 19 March 1892. Died 24 January 1917 aged  25 of illness. Buried in Kenn Churchyard.
E.J. MEDLAND
117746 Private Ernest J. Medland of the 1st Wessex Field Ambulance, the Royal Army Medical Corps. Son of |Samuel and Mary Medland of Kennford; husband of Elizabeth Medland. Born in St Thomas in 1887. Died 1 November 1914 aged 27. Buried in the Higher Cemetery, Exeter.
J.C.MILFORD
20656 Private John Charles Milford of the 9th Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Charles and Mary Jane Milford of Clapham, Kenn. Born in Kenn in 1898. Died 1 July 1916 aged 18.
F.PITMAN
K/22231 Stoker 2nd Class Frank Pitman of the Royal Navy, HMS Monmouth. Son of Charles Pitman of Clapham. Kenn. Born in Exmouth 24 September 1893. Died 1 November 1914 aged 21
V.H.G.SOMERSET
20375 2nd Lieutenant Villiers Henry Plantaganet Somerset of the Canadian Infantry. Son of John and the late Mary de Chair Somerset. Born 16 August 1890. Died 22 April 1915 aged 24.
F.SPARKS
226431 Able Seaman Franks Sparks of the Royal Navy, HMS Triumph. Nephew of William and Annie Hollett who brought him up. Born in Kennford in 188. Died 25 May 1915 when his ship was accidentally struck by another vessel while on tow.
F.T.SPARKES
35958 Chief Officer's Cook 1st Class of the Royal Navy, HMS Empress of India. Son of Charles and Sarah Sparkes. Born in London in 1884. Died of illness 9 December 1916 aged 32.
P.V.STAPLETON
346099 Trooper Percy Victor Stapleton of the 16th (Royal Devon and Royal North Devon Yeomanry)Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of William and Harriet Stapleton; husband of Edith Stapleton of Cardiff. Born in Brixham in 1898. Died 10 September 1918 aged 23.
F.C.R.STUDD
Lt.Col Francis Cyril Rupert Studd DSO of the Buffs, the East Kent Regiment; attached to the 22 Battalion, the Northumberland Fusiliers. Son of Edward and Evelyn Studd of Oxton. Born in 1881 in Kenn. Died 13 April 1918 aged 37. 
P.F.W.STUDHOLME
2nd Lieut, Paul Francis William Studholme of the 1st Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment.  Son of William and Mabel of Perridge House, Ide. Born in Kenn in 1898. Died 4 October 1917 aged 19. He died in the first and only cavalry charge of the Great War. Awarded the DSO. 
J.TIDBALL
154902 Petty Officer Stoker John E. Tidball of the Royal Navy, HMS Prince Edward. Husband of Mary Tidball of Kennford; son of Henry and Charlotte Tidball. Born in Tiverton in 1898. Died 11 September 1918 aged 20. 
F.  L.TRACE
866146 Gunner Frank Leslie Trace of the 23 Siege Battery, the Royal Garrison Artillery. Son of Roland and Rebecca Trace. Born in Exeter St. Thomas 1887. Died 21 April 1917 aged 30.
F.T.TRIGGER
554433 Gunner Frederick T. Trigger of the Royal Field Artillery. Son of William and Ellen Trigger of Dadworth Cottage, Kennford. Born in Sandford in 1892. Died 1 November 1918 aged 27.
G.TRIGGER
29490 Private George Trigger of the 7th Battalion, the Somerset Light Infantry. Son of William and Ellen Trigger. Born in Exminster in 1900. Died 11 July 1918 aged 18.
C.H.WARD
235859 Trooper Charles Henry Ward of "A" Squadron,  the Gloucestershire Hussars. Son of Charles and Mildred Ward; husband of Edith Ward of Dawlish. Born in Islington, London in 1889. Died 29 May 1915 aged 26.
L.C.WARREN
PLY 18637 Marine Lewis Charles Warren of the Royal Marines Light  Infantry serving on HMS Louvain. Son of the late Louis Warren of Lower Thornton Cottage, Kenn. Born in 1899 in Kenn. Died 20 January 1918, at sea, aged 19.
C.H.WHIBORNE

(2nd Lieut. bestowed posthumously) Charles Hobson Whidborne of the 4th Australian Infantry Battalion. He was the son of George and Mary Whidborne of Hill, Exeter. Born in Exeter in 1882. Died between 6 and 9th  of August 1915 aged 33.

Further Information about this man has been supplied by the International Red Cross:

"He was killed in action by rifle or machine gun bullets on the parapet of the Turkish trenches. A few days later, the informant was present when the body was got into our trenches, The informant thinks he was buried in "Brown's Dip" Cemetery. From the nature of the wounds, the informant considers that death was instantaneous. He received his commission a day or two before that action but was not gazetted until after his death."

G.W.WHIDBORNE
760425 Rifleman George Warren Whidborne of the Artists's Rifles. Son of George and Mary Whidborne; brother of Charles (see above). Born in France in 1886. Died 6 March 1917 aged 31. He had an executive post on Argentine Railways.
R.WOOLLACOTT
11275 Private Reginald Woollacott of the 1st Battalion, the Coldstream Guards. Son of William and Harriet Woollacott.  Born in 1897 in Kenn. Died 22 December 1914 aged 17.
W/WOOLLACOTT
10346 Private William Woollacott of the 8th Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of William and Harriet Woollacott; brother of Reginald (see above). Born in Kennford in 1891. Died 25 September 1915 aged 28.

 

 

 
 
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