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BRIXHAM 1914 - 1918 WAR MEMORIAL

 

Panel 2 Column 2 - THE ARMY

C.H.HODSON
11293 Private Charles Henry Hodson of the 2nd Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Charles and Fanny Hodson of Avon House, Brixham. Born in Brixham in the March Quarter of 1895. Died 12 March 1915 aged 21
A. E. JAMES
Not yet confirmed
J.G.JEFFERY
Not yet confirmed
A.JOHNS
WR/501987 Second Corporal Albert Johns of the Royal Engineers, Inland Water Transport Unit. Son of John and Elizabeth Johns of Bolton Street. Born in Brixham in 1875. Died 5 January 1919 aged 44. 
G.A.JOHNSON
1673 Lance Corporal  George Archer Johnson of the London Regiment (The Prince of Wales Own Civil Service Rifles) Son of George and Ellen Johnson. Born in Brixham in 1894. Died 5 June 1916 aged 24.
S.J. JOHNSON
3206 Gunner Samuel J Johnson of "A" Bty, 156th Brigade the Royal Field Artillery. Son of William and Mary Ann Johnson. Born in Brixham in 1891. Died 27 September 1917 aged 26.
S.W.JOHNSON
(Initials should be W G)

3/6130 Private William George Johnson of the 2nd Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Eliezar and Sarah Johnson. Born in Brixham in 1892. Died 18 December 1914 aged 21.

E. JONES
20543 Private Edgar Jones of the 9th Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. No family information available. Died 26 October 1917. 
R. H. KENNER
Robert Henry Kenner was for some years Brixham's Harbour Master. A child of the same name was born in his family in the December quarter of 1888. A death certificate was issued in this name in the March quarter of 1919 recording a death at the age of 30 but no record of military service has yet been found. The father died in 1937. 
W. T. KING
865408 Gunner William Thomas King of 1105th Bty, the Royal Field Artillery. Son of Randle and Olive King. Born in Brixham in 1896. Died 16 June 1918 aged 22.
A. LAND
17937 Private Albert Edward Land of the 10th Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Husband of Emma Jane Land. Born in Torquay in 1868. Died 20 February 1917 aged 49.
W. P. LEAR
14406 Private William Preston Lear of the 1st Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of William and Caroline Lear.  Born in Brixham in 1899. Died 26 April 1915 aged 16.
W. H. LEGGE
872 Private William Henry Legge of the 1st Battalion, the Railway Pioneer Regiment. Son of John and Elizabeth Legge. Born in Paignton in 1886. Death date not yet found.
J. L. LEVETT
S/1153 Private James John Levett, "A" Coy, 2nd Battalion, the Royal Sussex Regiment. Son of John Jones of Polhearne, Brixham. Born in Wandsworth in the March Quarter of 1894. Died 25 September 1915 aged 21.
A. E. LIFFORD
30054 Private Albert Edwin Lifford of the 8th Battalion, the Somerset Light Infantry; formerly 1503 of the Devonshire Regiment. Son of William Lifford. Born in Dorking in the September Quarter of 1883. Died 6 March 1917 aged 34.
W. LIGHT
15105 Private William Light of the 1st Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of William and Louisa Light of Drew Street; husband of Nellie Light. Born in Brixham in 1889. Died 13 September 1916 aged 27.
T. LITTLER
2nd Lieutenant Tom Littler of the Royal Flying Corps. Son of John and  Clothilda Littler of "Simla", Berry Head Road. Born in Chesterton, Staffs, in 1898. Died 3 July 1917 aged 19. 
R.E.MADDOCK
330292 Cadet Ralph Evelyn Maddock of No 4 RA Cadet School, the Royal Garrison Artillery. Son of James and Ellen Maddock of Aysh Ford, Brixham. Born in Broadclyst in the June Quarter of 1898. Died 25 February 1917 aged 18. Buried in St Mary's cemetery. 
W.G.MARTIN
6106 Corporal William George Martin of the Royal Army Medical Corps. Son of Robert and Agnes Martin. Born in Brixham in 1894. Died 18 January 1917 aged 22. Buried in St Mary's cemetery. 
H.R.MAY
268381 Private Harry Robert May of the 2nd/6th Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment.Son of Henry and Asenath May of Fore Street, Brixham. Born in Brixham  in 1884. Died 29 September 1917 aged 34.
A.H.MAYLAND
515923 Sapper Arthur Henry Mayland of the 3rd Field Survey Coy, the Royal Engineers; formerly 1088 of the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Henry and Harriet Mayland of New Road, Teignmouth. Born in Teignmouth in the March Quarter of 1894. Died in England 12 April 1918 aged 25. Buried in Teignmouth Cemetery. 
H. T. MEDWAY
31336 Private Hubert Thomas Medway of the 14th Battalion, the Gloucestershire Regiment. Son of Thomas and Ellen Medway. Born in Brixham in the June Quarter of 1881. Died 1 July 1917 aged 36. 
E. V. MITCHELL
23448 Private Ernest Victor Mitchell of the 9th Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Ina Mitchell of Middle Street. Born Died 26 October 1917 aged 19. 
S. C. OAKFORD
865377 Sergeant Samuel Collier Oakford of the 221st Bde, the Royal Field Artillery. Son of Betsy Oakford of King Street. Born in Brixham in the March Quarter of 1887. Died 25 March 1919 aged 33. 
W. F. PEARCE
69545 Private William Forward Pearce of "D" Coy, 10th Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of William and the late Ellen Pearce.  of Exeter. Born in Exeter in 1897 but lived with his grandmother in Drew Street, Brixham. Died 5 October 1918 aged 21.
W. H. PECKINS
15043 Private William Henry Peckins of the 2nd Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of the late Lucy Peckins. Born in Newton Abbot in the March Quarter of 1897. Died 1 July 1916 aged 19.
H. J. PETERS
202148 Private Herbert John Peters of the 10th Battalion, the Worcestershire Regiment. Son of Bessie and the late John Peters. Born in Ashprington in the June Quarter of 1891. Died 20 September 1917 aged 26. 
W. J. PINSENT
T4/071331 Private William John  Pinsent of the Army Service Corps. Son of John and Ann Pinsent. Born in Bovey Tracey in 1900. Discharged as medically unfit 6 June 1916. 
J. J. POOLE
3/6878 Private James J. Poole of the 2nd Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of James and Eliza Poole of Drew Street.  Born in Brixham in 1897. Died 24 October 1916 aged 19.
H. REYNOLDS
14572 Private Harry Reynolds of the Coldstream Guards.  Son of William and Mary Ann Reynolds of St Mary's Square.  Born in Dartmouth but  lived in Higher Brixham, Died 19 November 1916 aged 25.
F. C. RICHARDS
43882 Frederick Charles Richards of the 5th Battalion, the Royal Berkshire Regiment; formerly 316081 of the Devonshire Regiment.  Son of William and Annie Richards. Born in Brixham in 1899. Died 25 August 1918 aged 19. 
 (G) H, M, RICHARDS
45048 Private George Howard Martin Richards of the 5th Battalion, Princess Charlotte's (Royal Berkshire) Regiment. Son of Charles and Rhoda Richards of Westbourne Grove, Ilfracombe. Born in Ilfracombe in the June Quarter of 1899. Died 31 May 1918 aged 19
A. ROAN
Not yet confirmed
F. W. ROWE
638 Private Frank Woodley Rowe of the 13th Battalion, the Cheshire Regiment. Son of James and Matilda Rowe. Born in Brixham in 1897. Died 7 July 1916 aged 19. 
H. P. ROWE
Captain Henry Price Rowe of the 3rd, 1st (Wessex) Division, the Signal Coy, the Royal Engineers. Son of William and Mary; husband of Josephine Rowe of Gorse Cottage, Brixham. Born in Brixham in 1889. Died 6 November 1918 aged 29. Buried in St Mary's cemetery. 
J. W. F. SAMPSON
21316 Private William Francis Sampson of the 11th Battalion, the Cheshire regiment. Son of Sam Sampson. Born in Michigan, USA in 1877. Died 15 July 1916 aged 39. Enlisted in Brixham. 
S. SEALLY

(also spelt SILLEY)

292016 Private Sidney John Seally of the 9th Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of William and Mary Ann Seally of 72 Drew Street. Born in Brixham in the September Quarter of 1898. Died 5 October 1917 aged 19. 
J. SHARPE
748 Acting Bombardier Jack Richard Sharp(e) of the 2nd Devon Bty, the 4th battalion, the Wessex Brigade; attached to the 15th Division Signal Company. Son of Charles and the late Louisa Sharpe. Born in Islington in 1895. Died 15 August 1916 aged 21.
H. SHELDON
11069 Lance Sergeant Harold Edward Sheldon of the 5th Royal Berkshire Regiment. Son of the late Charles and Charlotte Sheldon. Harold became an orphan early in life and was boarded out in various places. . He is  believed to have been born in Kingsbridge in 1884. . Died 5 March 1916 aged 32.
F. SHIPLEY
t/30481 Driver Frank Shipley of the Heavy Transport Division, the Army Service Corps. T/30481 Driver Frank Shipley of the Army Service Corp, Heavy Transport Division. Son of Francis and Alice Shipley of St Mary's Square. Born in Dartmouth in 1889. Died 27 November 1917 aged 28. Buried in St Mary's cemetery. 
A. SMITH
Not yet confirmed
A. H. SMITH
242697 Lance Corporal Arthur Hiram Smith of 24 Battalion, the Royal Welsh Fusiliers; formerly 2673, the Royal Engineers. Son of George and Maria Smith of Drew Street.  Born in Brixham in the March Quarter of 1892. Died 6 March 1918 aged 26.

END OF ARMY NAMES IN COLUMN 2

START OF COLUMN 3 OF PANEL 2

C. E. SMITH
115226 Gunner Charles Edgar Smith of the Royal Garrison Artillery. Son of George and Maria Smith of Drew Street.  Born in Brixham in 1885  but lived in Bugle, Cornwall. Died 23 July 1917 aged 32. 
J. SMITH
Not yet confirmed
S. J. SMITH
Sidney John Smith. Born in Brixham Son of George and Maria Smith of Drew Street; brother of Charles and Arthur (see above). His military record has not yet been found. 
S. J. STABB
112369 Sapper Samuel George Stabb of 72 Field Coy, the Royal Engineers. Son of John and Elizabeth Stabb of Milton Street. Born in Brixham in 1889. Died 20 May 1916 aged 27.
H. STAPLETON
30190 Private Harry Stapleton of the Somerset Light Infantry; formerly 22036 of the 1st Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Harry and Lucy Stapleton of higher Street. Born in Brixham in 1898. Died 3 September 1916 aged 18.
P. STAPLETON
346099 Private Percy Victor Stapleton of the 16th Battalion( The Royal Devon Yeomanry and Royal North Devon Yeomanry) the Devonshire Regiment. Son of William and Harriet Stapleton of Brixham; husband of Emily Stapleton of Llandaff, Wales. Born in Brixham in 1894. Died 10 September 1918 aged 23. 
S. J. STAPLETON
11539 Private Samuel James Stapleton of the 1st Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of George and Mary Stapleton. Born in Brixham in the December Quarter of 1892. Died 22 April 1915 aged 23.
S. J. B. STAPLETON
20993 Private Sidney John Buckingham Stapleton of the 1st Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Mark and Mary Stapleton of Mill Tye, Brixham. Born in Brixham in the March Quarter of 1888. Died 4 September 1916 aged 28. 
J. W. J. STEER
316084 Private John William James Steer of the 1sr Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of William and Olive Steer. Born in Brixham in 1890. Died 30 October 1917 aged 27.
H. THOMAS
14630 Private Harry Howe Thomas of the 9th Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Mary Thomas and the late Henry. Born in Brixham in the December Quarter of 1895. Died 1 July 1916 aged 21.
G. C. THOMPSON
Not yet confirmed
W. THOMPSON
Not yet confirmed
F. T. TILLER
0349 Private Frederick Thomas Tiller of the 1st/4th Battalion, the Duke of Cornwall's Light infantry. Son of  George and Elizabeth Tiller. Born in 1883. Died 30 March 1919 aged 36. 
C. A. TOZER
13991 Sapper Charles Alfred Tozer of the 12th Field Coy, the Royal Engineers. Son of William and Mary Jane Tozer of Milton Street. Born in Gosport, Hants in 1882. Died 21 August 1915 aged 32. 
S. P. TOZER
Lieut, Sydney Prout Tozer of the 9th Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of the late Henry and Susan Tozer of Rock House. Born in Stepney in 1895. Died 8 October 1918 aged 23.
S. H. L. TRIBBLE
28974 Lance Corporal Samuel Henry Lemilling Tribble of the 7th battalion, the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Son of William Tribble and the late Susan; husband of Mary Tribble of 29 Higher Street. Born in Brixham in 1886. Died 27 September 1917 aged 32, Awarded the Military Medal.
E. G. VASS
11491 Private Ernest George Vass of the 2nd Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Arthur and Maria Vass of Ranscombe Road. Born in Brixham in 1894. Died 1 July 1916 aged 23.
C. J. WAKEHAM
20787 Private Charles James Wakeham of the 2nd Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Susan Wakeham of Brixham. Born in Paignton in 1884. Died 1 July 1916 aged 32.
H. WESTLAKE
14662 Private Horace Robert Westlake of the 8th Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment.  Born in Launceston, Cornwall in 1896. Died 25 September 1915 aged 19.
F. WILLIAMS
203920 Private Frank Upham Williams of the 10th Battalion, the Sherwood Foresters. Son of Peter and Florrie Williams  of Fore Street, Brixham. Born in Brixham in 1890. Died 17 September 1918 aged 28. 
C. J. WILLS
17552 Lance Corporal Charles Jeffery Wills of the Machine Gun Infantry. Son of Henry and Mary Ann Wills. Born in Marldon in 1885. Died 23 October 1916 aged 31.
C. H. WILLIE
11536 Private C. Harold Willie of the 2nd Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Parents not yet known. Born in London in 1894. Died 27th July 1916 aged 22. Buried in St Mary's Cemetery.
S. J. W. WOODMAN
15798 Sergeant Samuel John Woodman of the 9th Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment . Son of John and Lena Woodman. Born in Brixham in 1892. Died 4 September 1916 aged 24.
C. H. WOTTON
205224 Rifleman Charles Henry Wotton  of the 22nd Battalion, the Rifle Brigade. Son of William and Elizabeth Wotton. Born in Brixham  in 1880. Died 19 October 1918 aged 38. 
R. E. WROTH
345026 Sergeant Reginald Ernest Wroth of the 16th (Royal 1st Devon Yeomanry and Royal North Devon Yeomanry) Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Ernest and Blanch Wroth. Born in Halberton in the September Quarter of 1892. Died 3 December 1917 aged 25.
H. WYATT
S4/217642 Private Henry William Wyatt of the 8th Lines of Communication Supply Coy, the Army Service Corps. Son of Samuel and Martha Wyatt of North View Road; husband of Caroline E. Wyatt. Born in Bowes Park, Edmonton in 1897. Died 20 February 1918 aged 27.

END OF THE BRITISH ARMY NAMES

 

Panel 3 continued - OVERSEAS CONTINGENTS
AUSTRALIA
W. ACKRELL
Not found on the Australian Roll of Honour.
J. FRY
6338 Private James Fry of the 22nd Battalion, the Australian Infantry Force. Son of Charles and Mary Ann Fry. Born in Brixham in 1875. Died 3 October 1917 aged 42.
W.H.S.PEARCE
3237 Lance Corporal William Henry Srodzuski Pearce of the 4th Battalion, the Australian Machine Gun Corps. Son of William and Beatrice Pearce of Fore Street. Born in Brixham in 1897. Died 27 April 1918 aged 21.

 

CANADA

E. BASTARD

This entry may have been an error. Name not found on the Canadian Virtual War Memorial.

The only man with this name that could be found is 207705 Petty Officer Ernest Edward Bastard  of the Royal Navy HM Submarine G9. Son of William and Mary Ann Bastard. Born in Torquay 22 October 1884. Died 16 September 1917 aged 32. Awarded the DCM. 

J. G. DOWNTON
Lieutenant John Gibson Downton of "D" Coy, the 49th Battalion, the Canadian Infantry. Son of William and Annie Downton of Bolton Street. Born in Brixham in the March Quarter of 1887. Died 9 June 1917 aged 30.
L.J.ENDICOTT
A/10456 Private Leonard James Endicott of the 2nd Battalion, the Canadian Infantry.  Son of Samuel and Jemima Endicott; husband of Etta Endicott. Born in Brixham 18 July 1889. Died 25 April 1916 aged 26.
H. HOWE
464502 Private Harry Howe of the 7th Battalion, the Canadian Infantry.   Son of Alexander and Sarah Howe of New Road.  Born in Brixham in the September Quarter of 1895. Died 6 October 1918 aged  23. 
N. S. D. MUTTER
502862 Private Nicholas Smith Drew Mutter of  52 Battalion, the Canadian Infantry. Son of James and Elizabeth Mutter of Rocklands, Brixham. Born in the December Quarter of 1882. Died 19 August 1918 aged 36. Emigrated 28 June 1911. 
E. WILCOX
129974 Private Ernest Wilcox of the 16th Battalion, the Canadian Infantry. Son of John and Lucy Wilcox of Brixham. Born in Brixham 12 November 1883. Died 6 September 1916 aged 34.

 

NEW ZEALAND

R. .MATTHEWS

(Not MUTTHEWS)

26/1154 Rifleman Robert Matthews of the New Zealand Rifle Brigade. Son of (Mary)  Jane and the late Robert Matthews. Born in Brixham  in 1874.  Died 16 March 1916 aged 42. 
T. D. S. OLDRIDGE
56831 Rifleman Thomas Smart Davey Oldridge of the New Zealand Reinforcement Division. The New Zealand Roll of Honour has no further information about him. Died 27 March 1918. 
J. WALKER
9/227 Corporal James Alexander Walker of the New Zealand Pioneer Battalion. Son of George and Margaret Walker. He was born in NZ. Died 28 May 1917 aged 36.

 

 

 
 
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