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KENN 1939 - 1945 WAR MEMORIAL

 

The 1939 Plaque in the church

The 1939 Plaque in Kenn Church

© Richard J. Brine

 

D.P.CHRISTOPHER
5619648 Private Private Donald Percy Christopher of the 2nd Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Percy and Louisa Christopher; husband of Mary Christopher of Charleton Kings, Nr Cheltenham. Died 13 August 1944 aged 25.
W.J.CHRISTOPHER
6919196 Trooper Walter John Christopher of the 5th/3rd Battalion, the Tower Hamlets Rifles Reconnaissance Corps. Son of Percy and Louisa Christopher. Born in Merthyr Tydfil in the September Quarter of  of 1901. Died 4 June 1944 aged 30.
F.COLLINS
OS/244 Captain Frederick Collins of the Royal Indian Army Ordnance Corps.  His parents are not known. Born in India in 1898, he died 27 June 1943 aged 45.
H.FACEY
D/KX 91062 Stoker 1st Class Charles Herbert Facey of the Royal Navy, HMS Glorious. Son of Charles and Annie Facey of Kennford. Born in 1917 in Kenn. Died 8 June 1940 aged 23 when his ship was sunk.
J.GALE
Petty Officer Writer John Gale RN, HMS Forth. Son of John and Elizabeth Gale of Kennford. Born in the St. Thomas District in the December Quarter of 1916. Died 1 January 1943 aged 27. Mentioned in Despatches.
R.H.A. REMINGTON
Temporary Lieutenant Raymond Harrison Arthur Remington (The name on the war memorial is Reginald but he was baptised as above) of the Royal Navy, HM Drifter Receptive. Son of Mr and Mrs Arthur Harrison Remington' husband of Evelyn Remington of Countess Wear. Born in Lewisham in the March Quarter of 1914. Died 3 July 1941 aged 27. Buried in Kenn Churchyard.
P.SUMMERTON*

*Note this is not the spelling used on the memorial

1168375 Sergeant Peter Cyril de Bank Summerton of the RAF VR. Son of Frederick and Gladys de Bank Summerton of Kennford, Devon. Born in Devises, Wilts in 1922. Died 15 November 1941 aged 19.
J.STONE
65515 Pilot Officer Jack Stone of the RAF VR. Son of Mr and Mrs F.P.Stone of Kenn. Born In Newton Abbot in the December Quarter of 1917 . Died 9 May 1941 aged 23.
F.WISE
252178 Private Frederick Wise of the Army Catering Corps. Son of Frederick and Mary Wise; husband of Evelyn Wise. Born in Islington in the September Quarter of 1921. Died 6 October 1942 aged 21.

 

 
 
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