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PANEL 3   1914 - 1918 begins here:

HARRIS, H. C.

Corporal 8535 Herbert Harris, 2nd Battalion, Devonshire Regiment.  He was killed in action on the 9th May 1915 aged 24, and is commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium.  Son of Emily Ida Harris of 2 Cavendish Square, Lynton, and the late Harry Herbert Harris.  He is also listed on the Lee Road Cemetery 1914 – 18 Memorial PlaqueSoldiers Died in the Great War records that he was born in London; and enlisted at Barnstaple.

HOBBS, W.

Private 65592 William Hobbs, 52nd Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry).  Originally served as Private 29008, Devonshire Regiment.  He died of wounds on the 5th May 1917 aged 31, and is buried at the Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun, France.  Husband of Elizabeth Mary Hobbs of 18 Park Gardens, Lynton.  He is also listed on the Lee Road Cemetery 1914 – 18 Memorial PlaqueSoldiers Died in the Great War records that he was born at North Molton, Devon; lived at Lynton; and enlisted at Barnstaple.

HOLSGROVE, A.

Private 34903 Archibald Holsgrove, 12th (Service) Battalion (Bristol), Gloucestershire Regiment.  He died on the 30th June 1918 aged 19, and is commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium.  Son of James and Eda Holsgrove of 1 Tors Bridge Cottage, Lynmouth.  Brother to George Holsgrove below.  He is also listed on the Lynmouth War MemorialSoldiers Died in the Great War records that he was born at Lynmouth and enlisted at Exeter.

HOLSGROVE, G. H.

Private 201856 George Holsgrove, 2/4th (City of Bristol) Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment.  He died of wounds on the 29th May 1917 aged 32 and is buried at Grevillers British Cemetery, France.  Son of Mr and Mrs James Holsgrove of Tors Bridge, Lynmouth.  Brother to Archibald Holsgrove above.  He is also listed on the Lynmouth War MemorialSoldiers Died in the Great War records that he was born at Porlock, Somerset; and enlisted at Minehead.

HUME, R. O. C.

Lieutenant Colonel Robert Ouseley Cuthbert Hume, 1st Battalion, Border Regiment.  Mentioned in Despatches.  He died of his wounds on the 1st May 1915 aged 48, and is commemorated on the Helles Memorial, Turkey.  Son of the late Capt. Walter Hume (75th Regt.) and Henrietta Frances Hume (nee Cuthbert); husband of Juliana Florence Cecilia Hume (nee Bosanquet) of Rock Lodge, Lynton.  He is also listed on the Lee Road Cemetery 1914 – 18 Memorial Plaque.

His Medal Index Card states that he served at Gallipoli, and was awarded the 1914/15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal with Mention in Despatches oak leaf.  They were applied for on the 24th April 1919 by his widow, Mrs J. F. C Hume, of Rock Lodge, Lynton.

JARVIS, A.

Gunner 15640 Albert Jarvis, 6th Brigade, Australian Field Artillery.  He died on the 12th June 1917 aged 31, and is buried at the London Rifle Brigade Cemetery, Belgium.  Son of John and Sarah Ann Jarvis; husband of Mrs G. Richards (formerly Jarvis) of Seabreeze Cottage, Lynmouth.  Brother to Richard Jarvis below.  He is also listed on the Lynmouth War Memorial.

JARVIS, R. F.

Private 14163 Richard Francis Jarvis, 2nd Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment.  Originally served as Private 18159, Devonshire Regiment.  He died on the 26th May 1916 aged 24, and is buried at the Amara War Cemetery, Iraq.  Son of John and Sarah Ann Jarvis of ‘Torrs’, Lynmouth; husband of Hannah Harden Corney Read (formerly Jarvis) of 14 Ladysmith Row, Shipfield, Sprowston Road, Norwich.  Brother to Albert Jarvis above.  He is also listed on the Lynmouth War Memorial, as Pte. F. Jarvis, 6th Devons.  Soldiers Died in the Great War records that he was born at Tors (sic), Lynmouth; and enlisted at Lynton.

JEUNE, H St. H

Captain Hugo St. Helier Jeune, 12th (Service) Battalion (Bristol), Gloucestershire Regiment.  He died of his wounds on the 12th May 1917 aged 23, and is buried at the Bruay Communal Cemetery Extension, France.  Son of Lt. Col. E. B. Jeune and Mrs Jeune of The Manor House, Lynmouth.

He is also listed on the Lynmouth War Memorial; and a private plaque (below) within Lynton St Mary’s Church.

His Medal Index Card states that he landed in France on the 20th September 1915, and was awarded the 1914/15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.  It records his next-of-kin as his father, Col. E.B. Jeune of Whaddon Manor, Gloucester

 

Plaque to the memory of Captain Jeune in St. Mary's Church
© Duncan Brownlie

 

JOHNSTONE, T
Corporal 19282 Thomas Johnstone MM, 5th (Service) Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment.  Originally served as Private 2332, North Devon Hussars.  He was killed in action on the 16th August 1917 during the Third Battle of Ypres (Passchendaele - Battle of Langemarck 16th – 18th August), aged 22, and is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium.  Son of Mrs S. Johnstone of Milblane Cottage, Goodleigh, Barnstaple, Devon.  He is also listed on the Lee Road Cemetery 1914 – 18 Memorial PlaqueSoldiers Died in the Great War records that he was born and lived at Lynton; and enlisted at Barnstaple.
LEAN, H. H

Captain (Staff Brigade. Major) Hugh Henry Lean MC, Highland Light Infantry, 153rd Infantry Brigade. He was killed in action on the 29th July 1917 aged 29, and is buried at Poperinghe New Cemetery, Belgium.  Son of Maj.-Gen. K. E. Lean CB and Mrs Lean (nee Quin).  Four times previously wounded in the War.  He is also listed a private family plaque (below) within Lynton St Mary’s Church.

 

His Medal Index Card states that he originally served in the Intelligence Corps, before transferring in September 1914 to Temporary Lieutenant in the Royal West Surrey Regiment and Signalling Officer for the 3rd Infantry Brigade.  He was awarded the 1914 Star with Aug-Nov bar, British War Medal and Victory Medal with Mention in Despatches oak leaf, which were sent to his mother, Mrs G.E. Lean, at the Devonia Hall Hotel, Cliftonville, Margate; later of ‘Fairfield’, Walmer, Kent

 

Plaque dedicated to Captain Lean MC in St. Mary's Church
© Duncan Brownlie

 

LITSON, G

Private 13934 George Walter Litson, 4th Battalion, South Wales Borderers.  He was killed in action on the 9th August 1915, and is commemorated on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.  He is also listed on the Lynmouth War MemorialSoldiers Died in the Great War records that he was born at Middleham, Devon; lived at Minehead; and enlisted at Newport, Monmouthshire.

MACEY, C
No positive identification.
MILLMAN, J. S. S
Gunner 66692 James Stanley Millman, 118th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery.  He was killed in action on the 18th June 1917 aged 27, and is buried at La Plus Douve Farm Cemetery, France.  Son of William and Bessie Millman of 152 High Street, Ilfracombe, Devon.  Soldiers Died in the Great War records that he was born and lived at Ilfracombe, Devon; and enlisted at Lynton.  It also records his first name as Stanley Sanders James Millman.

 

THIS CONCLUDES THE NAMES ON PANEL 3

 

 

CONTINUED

Panel 2 on the Lynton War Memorial

©Duncan Brownlie

 

 

 

 
 
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