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     PANEL 2  1914 - 1918 continued from the previous page

COPP, W
Private 18440 Walter Copp, 8th (Service) Battalion, Devonshire Regiment.  He died of wounds on the 2nd July 1916 aged 20, and is buried at Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt-L’Abbe, France.  Son of Mr. R. J. Copp of Sycomer Cottage, Lynton.  He is also listed on the Lee Road Cemetery 1914 – 18 Memorial Plaque; and the Wesleyan Methodist Church Plaque within the Lynton United Reform Church on Lee Road.  Soldiers Died in the Great War records that he was born and enlisted at Lynton.
COTTERELL, E. E.
Private 32160 Ernest Edward Cotterell, 1/5th Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry.  He was killed in action on the 13th November 1917 aged 31, and is commemorated on the Jerusalem Memorial, Israel.  Son of John and Sarah Jane Cotterell of Chard, Somerset; husband of Florence E. Cotterell of Lynvale House, Lynton.  Soldiers Died in the Great War records that he was born and lived at Winsham, Somerset; and enlisted at Chard, Somerset.
COX, E. R. A

Captain Eustace Richard Allen Calthrop Cox MC, Devonshire Regiment.  He died on the 18th March 1917, and is buried at the southwest corner of Bradfield (St Andrews) Churchyard, Berkshire.  He was born in the Barnstaple district (which at the time included Lynton) in the June 1887 quarter.  The 1901 Census records him as a 13 year old student, having been born in Lynton, and living at the time in Hertfordshire.

 

His Medal Index Card states that he landed in France on the 23rd March 1915, and was awarded the Military Cross, 1914/15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.  It records his next of kin as Mrs Cox (widow), of Raleigh House, Ottery St Mary, Devon

CROCOMBE W. J. 
Private PLY/15301 William John Crocombe, HMS Carnarvon, Royal Marine Light Infantry.  He died on the 19th October 1918 aged 24, and is buried at Haslar Royal Naval Cemetery, Hampshire.  Son of George and Mary Crocombe, of Woolhanger, Parracombe, Barnstaple, Devon.  He is also listed on the Lee Road Cemetery 1914 – 18 Memorial Plaque.
DAVEY, H. G. 
Private 18441 Horace George Davey, 9th (Service) Battalion, Devonshire Regiment.  He was killed in action sometime between the 4th – 6th September 1916 during the Battle of the Somme (Battle of Guillemont 3rd – 6th September)’ aged 20, and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, France.  Son of Thomas Richard and Mary Jane Davey of 3 Carlton Villas, Lynton.  He is also listed on the Lee Road Cemetery 1914 – 18 Memorial Plaque, which records his date of death as the 4th September; the Wesleyan Methodist Church Roll of Honour within the Lynton United Reform Church on Lee Road; and the Wesleyan Methodist Circuit Plaque within the old Methodist Church on Lee Road.  Soldiers Died in the Great War records that he enlisted at Lynton and gives his date of death as 6th September.
DAWE, R

There are two possibles:

Private 82718 Reginald Thomas Dawe, 75th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry).  Killed in action 23rd August 1918 aged 24; and buried at Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel.  Son of John Henry and Alice Jane Dawe of 2 Sevenfield Terrace, Laira, Plymouth.  Soldiers Died in the Great War records that he enlisted at Plymouth.

Private 18986 Ronald Dawe, XIX Corps Cyclist Battalion, Army Cyclist Corps.  Died of wounds on the 19th June 1917 aged 24; and buried at Mendinghem Military Cemetery, Belgium.  Son of William Henry and Emily Dawe of Lew Trenchard School, Lew Down, Devon.  Soldiers Died in the Great War records that he was born and lived at Lewtrenchard, Devon; and enlisted at Exeter.

DELBRIDGE, W
Private 11094 William Delbridge, 1st Battalion, Devonshire Regiment.  He died of wounds on the 28th July 1916, and is buried at Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt-L’Abbe, France.  He is also listed on the Lee Road Cemetery 1914 – 18 Memorial PlaqueSoldiers Died in the Great War records that he was born at Lynton; lived at Lynbridge; and enlisted at Barnstaple.
ESSERY, A
Officer's Steward 3rd Class L/6339 Albert Edward Essery, HMS Recruit, Royal Navy.  He died on the 9th August 1917 aged 21, and is commemorated on the Plymouth Naval Memorial.  Son of William Henry Essery of 7 Alford Terrace, Lynton.  He is also listed on the Lee Road Cemetery 1914 – 18 Memorial Plaque, though this incorrectly gives his date of death (month and year only) as July 1917
GARDINER, A. H.
Private 9602 Albert Henry Gardener, 8th (Service) Battalion, Devonshire Regiment (note difference in surname).  He was killed in action on the 5th April 1917, and is buried at Euston Road Cemetery, Colincamps, France.  He is also listed on the Lee Road Cemetery 1914 – 18 Memorial Plaque, under the name Gardener.  There are two Devon Regiment men of this service number on the National Archives; Private 9602 Albert H. Gardiner; and Private 9602 A. H. Gardener, 1st Battalion.  Soldiers Died in the Great War records that he was born and lived at Lynton; and enlisted at Exeter.  It also incorrectly records his service number as 9652
GLOVER, A. E. C

Lance Corporal 19837 Archibald ("Archie") Everad Charles Glover, 3rd Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Attested on 20th May 1916, posted to the 3rd Devon Regiment on the 1st February 1917. He died on the 25th October 1919 aged 21, and is buried at the old Lynton Church Cemetery.  Son of James and Jennifer (sic) Glover of 1 Waverley Place, Lynton.  Note that the CWGC gives incorrect day of death.

He is also listed on the Wesleyan Methodist Church Plaque within the Lynton United Reform Church on Lee Road.  He is not recorded in Soldiers Died in the Great War.

His service and pension records are available at the National Archives and show the following:

Home address: 1 Waverley Place, Lynton.

Occupation: Tailors Apprentice.

Age on enlistment: 18

For more details see below:

 

The grave of Archie Glover at Lynton

Served in France 21st April 1917 – 29th March 1918. He was transferred to a Military Hospital, Sycamore Road, Nottingham with shrapnel wound to right thigh 30th March 1918 – 13th April 1918.

On 11th December 1918 was admitted to Norfolk War Hospital with TB.  Discharged 3rd February 1919 with 100% disability due to TB of the lungs ‘aggravated by service during present war’.  He was awarded the Silver War Badge (B111798) in February 1919 and the British War Medal and Victory Medal pair in October 1921.
©Duncan Brownlie

 

GOSS, J. H.

Private 72489 James Henry Goss, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry).  Originally served as Private 11262, Devonshire Regiment.  He was killed in action on the 4th October 1917 during the Third Battle of Ypres (Passchendaele) and is buried at Tyne Cot Cemetery, Belgium. 

He is also listed on the Lee Road Cemetery 1914 – 18 Memorial Plaque, under his original regiment.  Soldiers Died in the Great War records that he was born at Northam, Devon; lived at Lynton; and enlisted at Exeter.

THIS CONCLUDES THE NAMES ON PANEL 2

 

 

Panel 2 on Lynton's War Memorial

©Duncan Brownlie

 

 

 
 
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