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Devon County

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War Memorials



Before the boundary changes of 1966, Werrington had been a Devonshire parish for centuries. After 1966 the village became part of  Cornwall for administrative  purposes.


St Martins Church, Werrington
Originally built in the grounds of Werrington Park, this fine "Devon" Church was taken down, stone by stone, and moved to another site in the village of Werrington where it was rebuilt in the 18th century.It has now come full circle and is a fine "Cornish" Church.




Private John Thomas Baker of the *USA Expeditionary Force. Son of William and Ann Baker. Born in Werrington in 1896. Died 21 October 1918 aged 22.


* This body of men was first  sent to Europe in 1917 under the command of General  "Black Jack" Pershing. Many requests had been made to the American Government for help as the war dragged on and on but these were for men who were to be  one-for-one replacements within individual regiments. General Pershing made it quite clear that he would only send fully-trained men in recognisably American - led units. It took until the start of 1918 for this to happen but it was later to be acknowledged that the assistance of these fully trained men had been vital in bringing the war to an end in that year.

26267 Private Claude Baskerville of the 1st Battalion , the Duke of Cornwall's Light infantry. Son of  William and Betsy Baskerville of Camborne. Born in Werrington in 1887. Died 12 February 1917 aged 31.
56315 Private William George Benoy of the 5th Battalion, the Essex Regiment. Son of Sarah and the late John Benoy. Born in Launceston in the June Quarter of 1889 but lived in Lifton, Devon. Died 19 September 1918 aged 29.
SS/11013 Petty Officer Samuel B Brown of the Royal Navy, HMS Vivid, as a pensioner. Son of the late George and Eliza Brown; brother of Mrs E.M. Cole of Boyton. Born in Boyton 10 October 1870 Died 26 May 1918 aged 47.
81239 Private William Earle of the 8th Battalion, the Canadian Infantry. Son of the late John and Matilda Earle. Born in Werrington in 1889. Died 21 May 1915 aged 26.
4935 Private Alfred Cooper Horrell of the 2nd/4th Battalion , the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Son of Alfred and Blanche Horrell. Born in Warbstow, Cornwall in 1895. Died 26 September 1916 aged 21 in  India.
16340 Guardsman Henry Samuel Jessup ("Harry") Grandson of George and the late Emma Jessup; son of the late Frank Jessup of Yeolmbridge. Born in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire  in 1896. Died 25 September 1916 aged 20.
114836 Private Jack Dunn Lillecrapp of the 9th Regiment, the Canadian Military Forces. Son of Ellen and the late John Lillecrapp of Launceston.  Born in Werrington 18 October 1894. Died 11 January 1916 aged 21. Buried in Werrington Churchyard.
2nd Lieutenant James Pearce of the 1st Garrison Battalion, the Worcestershire Regiment. Husband of Frances Pearce of Stoke Damerel.  Born in Devonport in 1889. Posted to Poona, India in 1918 where he died of heatstroke. Died 4 July 1889 aged 29.
232533 Leading Seaman Wilfred John Vanstone of the Royal Navy HM Trawler Bombardier. Son of Benjamin and Mary Vanstone of Werrington. Born 16 December 1888. Died 27 March 1919 aged 30.
Lieut. John Francis Williams of the Royal Navy HMS Russell. Son of Francis and Sarah Ann Williams. Born in St Levan, Cornwall in 1872. Died 27 April 1916 aged 44 when his ship was lost.

2nd Lieut  Robert Core Williams of the 2nd Battalion, the Grenadier Guards. Son of John Charles and Mary Williams of *Caerhays Castle, Gorran, Cornwall. Born at Caerhays in the June Quarter of 1887. Died 9 October 1915 aged 28.

* One of the most beautiful gardens in Cornwall, created by his father over an entire lifetime. He was their only son.



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