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          PANEL 4  1914- 1918 begins here:
MURLEY, P. D
Private 18557 Percy Douglas Murley, 8th (Service) Battalion, Devonshire Regiment.  He was killed in action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme, 1st July 1916 (Battle of Albert 1st – 13th July), and is buried at Devonshire Cemetery, Mametz, France.  Son of Mr E. K. Murley of The Fernery, 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.
MURLEY, T. S
Private 45628 Thomas Stanley Murley, 8th (Service) Battalion, Devonshire Regiment.  He was killed in action on the 2nd April 1917, and is commemorated on the Arras Memorial, 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 Stithians, Cornwall; lived at Callington, Cornwall; and enlisted at Exeter.
PENNICOTT, W. H

Warrant Officer II 142369 Worthington Pennicott DCM, 110 Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery.  He was awarded the British War Medal, Victory Medal and Distinguished Conduct Medal (London Gazette entry 30th October 1918).  The correspondence address on his Medal Index Card is his widow, Mrs Pennicott of ‘Glenville’, Lynton.  He has a recorded date of death during the June 1921 quarter, in the Barnstable district (which at the time included Lynton).  He is not listed on the CWGC Register or in Soldiers Died in the Great War.

PULKINGHORNE, L. B
Serjeant 11260 Leopold Bray Pulkinghorne, 1st Battalion, Devonshire Regiment.  He was killed in action on the 23rd April 1917 during the Battle of Arras (Second Battle of the Scrape 23rd – 24th April), and is commemorated on the Arras Memorial, France.  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 at Lambeth, London; lived at Lynton; and enlisted at Barnstaple.
RICHARDS, W. N
Private 11043 William Nathenial Richards, 9th (Service) Battalion, Devonshire Regiment.  He was killed in action on the 6th September 1916 during the Battle of the Somme (Battle of Guillemont 3rd – 6th September), and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, France.  He is also listed on the Lee Road Cemetery 1914 – 18 Memorial Plaque, which gives his date of death as the 4th September.  Soldiers Died in the Great War records that he was born and lived at Lynton; and enlisted at Barnstaple.
RIDD, R

Private 30346 Richard Ridd, 8th (Service) Battalion, Devonshire Regiment.  He died on the 17th October 1919 aged 28, and is buried at Instow (St John the Baptist) Churchyard, Devon.  Husband of Winifred M. Ridd of Worlington, Instow, Devon.  He is also listed on the Wesleyan Methodist Church Roll of Honour within the Lynton United Reform Church on Lee Road.  He is not recorded in Soldiers Died in the Great War.

RIDD, S.
Private 202522 Sidney Ridd, 1/4th Battalion, Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry.  He was killed in action on the 5th April 1917, and is buried at Templeux-le-Guerard British Cemetery, France.  He is also listed on the Lee Road Cemetery 1914 – 18 Memorial Plaque, which appears to gives him the incorrect initial ‘C’; and the Wesleyan Methodist Church Roll of Honour within the Lynton United Reform Church on Lee Road.  Soldiers Died in the Great War records that he was born at Kentisbury, Devon; lived at West Ashford, Devon; and enlisted at Barnstaple.
RIDGE, F.
Private 34312 Fred Ridge, 1/6th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment.  He died on the 20th November 1918 aged 34, and is buried at Montecchio Precalcino Communal Cemetery Extension, Italy.  Son of Arthur and Eva Ridge, of 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.  He is not recorded in Soldiers Died in the Great War.
RIDLER, W
Gunner 168400 William Ridler, 82nd Anti-Aircraft Section, Royal Garrison Artillery.  Originally served as Private 842, Devon Royal Garrison Artillery.  He died on the 6th November 1918, and is buried at Roisel Communal Cemetery Extension, France.  He is also listed on the Lynmouth War MemorialSoldiers Died in the Great War records that he was born and lived at Lynmouth; and enlisted at Lynton.
SHEPPARD, F. H.

Gunner 1092 Frank Henry Sheppard, 1/1st Devon Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery.  He died on the 25th June 1916 aged 20, and is buried at Mombasa Cemetery, Kenya.  Son of Henry Charles and Rachel Annie Sheppard of ‘Devonia’, Lynton. He is also listed on the Lee Road Cemetery 1914 – 18 Memorial Plaque; the Wesleyan Methodist Church Roll of Honour within the Lynton United Reform Church on Lee Road; and the Wesleyan Methodist Circuit Plaque and a private plaque (opposite) both within the old Methodist Church on Lee Road.  Soldiers Died in the Great War records that he was born and lived at Lynton.  His mother is on a plaque within the same church, listing among those who laid foundation stones when the church was built in 1909.

 

His Medal Index card states that he was awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal, which were not applied for by his family, and in June 1922 a requested was made to the issuing authorities for there disposal.

 

Plaque dedicated to Frank Sheppard.
©Duncan Brownlie

 

SQUIRE, A. J.

Corporal 200063 Arthur John Squire, ‘A’ Battalion, Tank Corps.  He was killed in action on the 20th November 1917 aged 21, and is commemorated on the Cambrai Memorial, France.  Son of Mrs Bessie A. Squire of Castle Hill, 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 Lynton; and enlisted at Coventry.

VOGEL, J. T.

Staff Sergeant (Armourer) 427174 John Theodore Vogel, Canadian Ordnance Corps, attached to the 46th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Saskatchewan Regiment).  His Canadian army service record states that he was born on the 16th February 1888 in Hern Hill, London.  He attested on the 6th May 1915 at Moose Jaw, Canada.  His occupation was given as a Rancher, and his next of kin a F. W. C. Vogel of Oaklands, Lynton, Devon.  He was not married.  The Commonwealth War Graves Commission register confirms that he died on the 21st April 1918, and is buried at Roclincourt Military Cemetery, France.  He is also listed on the Lee Road Cemetery 1914 – 18 Memorial Plaque.

WATTS, P. A.
Private 285192 Philip Andrew Watts, 1/1st (Buckinghamshire) Battalion, Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry.  Originally served as Private 30245, Devonshire Regiment.  He was killed in action on the 4th October 1917 during the Third Battle of Ypres (Passchendaele - Battle of Broodseinde 4th October), aged 21, and is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium.  Son of Philip and Alice Watts of Manor Farm, Ilkerton, Lynton.  He is also listed on the Lee Road Cemetery 1914 – 18 Memorial PlaqueSoldiers Died in the Great War records that he was born and enlisted at Lynton; and records his service number as being 285102.
WHITE, E. J.

Private 3045 Ernest James White, 2/1st Royal North Devon Hussars.  Later transferred to Private 432189, Labour Corps.Son of William and Elizabeth White of Lynbridge Cottage, Lynton. He died on the 12th November 1920, and is buried at the old Lynton Church Cemetery.  He is not recorded in Soldiers Died in the Great War.

 

THIS CONCLUDES THE NAMES ON PANEL 4

 

CONTINUED
Plaque 4 on Lynton's War memorial
©Duncan Brownlie

 

 
 
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