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TEIGNMOUTH MEN WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR

 

A - C

 

E. ANDREWS
Private Elisha Andrews of the 1st Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Elisha and Eliza Ann Andrews of Teignmouth and husband of Beatrice Florence Andrews (née Milton) of 10, Boscawen Place, Teignmouth. Born in Teignmouth in the June Quarter of 1885. Died 4 October 1917 aged 32.
G. H. ATTWOOD

Private George Henry Attwood of the 3rd Battalion, the Canadian Pioneers. Presumed to be the son of George and Elizabeth Attwood of Shaldon. Born in 1879 in Shaldon. Died 23 May 1915 aged 35. He was a Canadian citizen.

W. BARGE 

Leading Seaman William Barge of the Royal Navy. Son of Robert and Susan Barge. He was born 13 March 1889 in West Teignmouth and died 6th Jul 1918 on board Submarine C25.

See separate Teignmouth article for the full story of this incident.

H. B. BARTRAM
Captain Harry Brocklesby Bartram of E Battery, the Royal Horse Artillery. Son of the Rev. Henry Bartram and his wife Amy and husband of Alice Eugenie (née Smith). Born in Tunbridge in  the December Quarter of 1877. Died 16 September 1914 aged 36.
T. BASS
Believed to be Thomas Bass but not yet confirmed.
E. J. BENNETT

From The Western Times

Saturday 12 May 1917

"Private E. J. Bennett of the Devons, who, it is officially reported, died of wounds, was the landlord of the White Hart Hotel, Higher Brook Street, Teignmouth, and formerly licensee of the Dawlish Inn. The deceased had served 18 years in the Army and was called up under the Derby system. He served in India and through the South African War for which he possessed two medals and four bars. He leaves a widow but no family. Private Bennett formerly resided at Exeter, his relatives having kept the Exonia Inn there."

Private Edward John Bennett of the 9th Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of John and Fanny Bennett of Exeter and husband of Lucy Ann Bennett later of 13 Model Cottages, Teignmouth. Born in  Exeter in the March Quarter of 1879. Died 6 April 1917 aged 38.

W. H. BENNETT

Name not on sea front memorial. 

Bombardier William Henry Bennett of the Royal Field Artillery. Son of William Henry Bennett of Teignmouth and husband of Lilian Frances Bennett, of 12, Devonshire Place, Teignmouth. Born in Teignmouth in the June Quarter of 1885. Died 14 July 1919 aged 33. 

Buried in Teignmouth Cemetery.

R. BERRY

Private Robert Berry of the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Frederick and Louisa Berry and husband of Harriet (née Grindrod) of Terra Nova, French Street, Teignmouth. Born in the March Quarter of 1886. Died 5 April 1920 aged 34.  

Buried in Teignmouth Cemetery.

W. J. BERRY
William John Berry Son of John and Sarah Jane Berry of Daimonds Lane,Teignmouth. Born in Teignmouth in the December Quarter of 1889. His military record is not yet confirmed but it is believed that he served with the Gloucestershire Regiment and died on 17 April 1916.
J. H. BETSWORTH
Petty Officer 2nd Class John Henry Betsworth of the Royal Navy, HMS Victory. Son of John Gilbert Betsworth of 2 Stanley Street, Teignmouth. Born in Portsmouth in the March Quarter of 1871. Died 26 March 1915 aged 44.
L. A. E. S. BILTON
Second Lieutenant Lewis Albert E. S. Bilton of the 1st Battalion, the Buffs (The East Kent Regiment). Son of George and Annie Bilton of Forest Gate, London. Born in Cardiff in the June Quarter of 1895. Died 23 April 1917 aged 22.
C. BOUGHTON
Private C. Boughton of the 3rd Hussars.

Not yet confirmed but possibly connected to Charles E. Boughton, for many years the Congregational Minister at Shaldon.

J. E.  BOYNE

Name in triangle above main panel on sea front memorial. 

Seaman John Edward Boyne of the Royal Navy Reserve, HMS President III. Son of John and Bridget Boyne of Globe Lane, Teignmouth. Born in the September Quarter of 1890 in Teignmouth. Died 9 December 1918 aged 28. 

Buried in Teignmouth Cemetery.

L. BREWER
Private Leonard Lewis Brewer of 1/5 Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Lilian Northcott (formerly Brewer) of 7 Bitton Crescent, Teignmouth. Born in the March Quarter of 1900 in Teignmouth. Died 30 August 1918 aged 18.
F. J. BROOM
Able Seaman Frederick John Broom of the Royal Navy, HMS Berwick. Born in the June Quarter of 1878 in Teignmouth.  Died 18 October 1914 aged 36.
R. E. BROOM
 Not yet confirmed.
W. J. BROOM
William James Broom. Son of John H. and Mary Broom of Teignmouth. Born in the March Quarter of 1893 in Teignmouth. His military record is not yet confirmed.
W. BRUFORD
Deck Hand William Bruford of the Royal Naval Reserve, H.M. Trawler Lord Roberts. Son of Henry and Jane Bruford of Watchet and husband of Mary Elizabeth (née Pile) of 5 Brookdale Terrace, Teignmouth. Born in the September Quarter of 1878 in Watchet. Died 26 October 1916 aged 38.
F. BUDGE

Lance Corporal Frederick W. Budge of 64 Division, M.T. Coy., Royal Army Service Corps. Son of William and Margery Budge of Plymouth and Husband of Alice Leah Budge of Elm Cottage, Coombe Vale, Teignmouth. Born in the September Quarter of 1886 in Plymouth. Died 2 August 1919 aged 33.

G. B. BULLEN
Lance Corporal George Brooks Bullen of 1/6 Battalion, the Gloucestershire Regiment. Son of John Brook  and Kate Bullen of 5 Dawlish Road, Teignmouth. Born in the September Quarter of 1893 in Teignmouth. Died 21 July 1916 aged 22.
T. A. BUSH
Private Thomas Alfred Bush of the 2nd Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Died 13 August 1918. It is believed that he was born in Salisbury but his connection with Teignmouth is not known.
C. CARTER
Private Charles Carter of the 8th Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Died 14 July 1916. He enlisted in Teignmouth and may  be connected with Charles Edward Carter of Shaldon but the remainder of his history is not yet confirmed.
R. S. CAUSLEY
Private Reginald Stanley Causley of the 5th Auxiliary Petrol Company, the Royal Army Service Corps. Son of Henry and Emma Causley of Teignmouth and husband of Dorothy Alice Causley of 25 Regent Street, Teignmouth. Born in the June Quarter of 1896 in Teignmouth. Died 21 August 1919 aged 23.
S. A. CHAPPLE

Name not on sea front memorial. 

Private Samuel Alfred Chapple of the 4th (Reserve) Battalion, the Devonshire regiment. Son of Samuel and Ellen Chapple of Ilfracombe and husband of Florence Emily Chapple of 23 Fore Street, Teignmouth. Born in the December Quarter of 1890 in Ilfracombe. Died 8 January 1917 aged 26.

Buried in Teignmouth Cemetery.

F. J. CHURCHILL

Leading Stoker Frank John Churchill of the Royal Navy, HMS Vivid. Son of Samuel (the local postman) and Mary Churchill of Teignmouth and brother of Leonard (see below). Born in the March Quarter of 1877. Died 14 May 1917 aged 40.

Buried in Teignmouth Cemetery.

L. A. CHURCHILL

Petty Officer Leonard Arthur Churchill of the Royal Navy, HMS Marlborough, then transferred to HMS Vivid. Son of Samuel (the local postman) and Mary Churchill of Teignmouth and brother of Frank (see above). Born in Teignmouth in the December Quarter of 1878. Died 14 April 1915 aged 35.

Buried in Kingskerswell Churchyard.

H. M. COLE
Major Henry Munroe Cole of the 4th Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Ralph Henry and Margaret Cole of Fell Court, Torquay and husband of Emily Dorothea of The Cedars, Sidmouth. Born in the September Quarter of 1877 in Newton Abbot. Died 4 December 1918 aged 41.
H. K. COLSTON
Major Harold Kelway Colston of the 1st Battalion, the Yorks and Lancaster regiment. Son of Charles Kelway Colston, Deputy Surgeon General and his wife Emily. Born in the East Indies in 1873. Died 23 April 1915 aged 42. After her husband's death, Emily retired to live in Teignmouth.
R. W. COLLINS
Private Robert William Collins of the Saskatchewan Regiment, the Canadian Infantry. Son of Daniel and Ellen Collins of West Teignmouth. Born in the March Quarter of 1890 in Teignmouth. Died 12 April 1917 aged 27. He was a Canadian citizen.
R. E. COOKE
Richard Ernest Cooke. Son of Richard and Sarah Cooke who retired to live in Teignmouth. Believed to have been born in Yorkshire in 1881 and to have been Captain R. E. Cooke of the Royal Irish Fusiliers. 
W. J. COOMBES
Private William James Coombes of 2/1st Wessex Field Ambulance, the Royal Army Medical Corps. Son of William Henry and Ellen Maria Coombes of 11 Hollands Road, Teignmouth. Born in Teignmouth in the June Quarter of 1893. Died 14 August 1916 aged 23.

From The Teignmouth Post

Friday 25 August 1916

"This morning, Mr. W. Coombes of Hollands Road, received a letter from the Lieutenant Colonel commanding, informing him of the death, at the front, of his only son and child, Private William Coombes of the Royal Army Medical Corps.

In his letter to Mr. Coombes, the officer commanding says that Private Coombes was at the advanced dug-out dressing station, attending to the wounded, when a German shell hit the dug-out and exploded in the middle of it, killing and wounding about a dozen men. A party of his comrades dug out his remains which were buried by the Chaplain in a trench not far from the spot where he was killed.

Private Coombes was in the employ of his father, a coach builder, and was a well-known member of the Swimming Club."

H. CORBETT
Second Lieutenant Harry Arthur Corbett of the 1st Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Henry and Margaret Corbett. Born in Plymouth in the March Quarter of 1894. Died 23 July 1916 aged 22. Mrs Corbett, whose husband was a surgeon at Teignmouth Hospital,  was widowed in 1907, but continued to live at St. Clair, Dawlish Road, Teignmouth.
J. H. CORNELIUS

Private James Henry Cornelius ("Harry") of 2/5 Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of William and Mary Jane Cornelius of Teignmouth. Born in Teignmouth in the December Quarter of 1880. Died 24 March 1915 aged 35.  

Buried in Teignmouth Cemetery.

P. S. CORNISH
Private Percy Sampson Cornish of the 9th Battalion, the Royal Fusiliers. Son of Robert Sampson and Emma Ann Cornish of 2 Grosvenor Terrace, Teignmouth. Born in Teignmouth in the December Quarter of 1896. Died 7 October 1916 aged 19.
G. COUSINS
Private George Thomas Cousins of the 8th Battalion, the Royal Berkshire Regiment. Son of (the late) Thomas and Maud Cousins of 10 Mulberry Street, Teignmouth. Born in Teignmouth in the September Quarter of 1898. Died 5 December 1918 aged 20.
G. H. COUSINS
Private George Henry Cousins of the 1st Battalion, the Somerset Light Infantry. Son of Thomas and Maria Cousins, of 25, Bickford Lane, Teignmouth. Born in the March Quarter of 1898 in Teignmouth. Died 30 August 1918 aged 20.
F. CROSS

From The Western Times

Saturday 12 May 1917

"Yesterday, Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Cross of Chorista, Bitton Street, Teignmouth, received official news that their son, Sergeant Fred Cross of the Sportsman's Battalion, the Royal Fusiliers, was killed in action on 31st July 1916. Sergeant Cross, who was well known locally for his bright and genial disposition, was reported missing some months since, but hopes were entertained that he might have been taken prisoner. The Army Council sent an expression of sympathy to the bereaved family."

Frederick Daniel Cross was born in Teignmouth in the December Quarter of 1888; he died at the age of 28.

J. R. CUMMING
Able Seaman John Richard Cumming of the Royal Naval Reserve, SS Nascupie. Son of John R. and Annette Cumming of 4 Parson Street, Teignmouth. Born in Teignmouth in the September Quarter of 1883. Died 16 November 1916 aged 33.

 

 
 
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