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LYMPSTONE - THE WAR MEMORIAL

 

Lympstone War Memorial

Lympstone War Memorial

© Richard J. Brine

 

1914 - 1918 - LEFT HAND PANEL - LIVE YE FOR ENGLAND
A. T. BAMSEY
J/31882 Boy 2nd Class Albert Thomas Bamsey of the Royal Navy, HMS Impregnable. Son of William Frank and Martha Bamsey (née Ham) of Higher Lympstone; brother of Joseph (see below). Born in Exmouth 24 July 1898. Died 19 January 1915 aged 16. Buried in Ford Park Cemetery.
J.  F. BAMSEY
412677 Private Joseph Frank Bamsey of the 26th Battalion, the Canadian Infantry (New Brunswick Regiment). Son of William Frank  and Martha Bamsey (née Ham); brother of Albert Bamsey (see above). Born 9 January 1891. Died 17 April 1916 aged 25. Commemorated on the Canadian Virtual War Memorial.
W. L. CHOWN
Second Lieutenant William Leonard Chown of the 3rd Battalion, the Dorsetwhire Regiment, on attachment to the 2nd Battalion, the Oxford & Bucks Light Infantry. Son of William Henry and Lucy Chown (née Sanders), of Pinehurst, Exton. Born in Lympstone in the December Quarter of 1893. Died 30 June 1916 aged 22.
H. COVENTON
865006 Sergeant Harry Coventon of the 12th Div. Ammunition Col., the Royal Field Artillery. Son of John George and Martha Ann Coventon (née Fley) of Lympstone; husband of Mrs. Hannah Coventon (née Ware) of 27, Roman Rd., Cheltenham. Born in Lympstone in the June Quarter of 1879. Died 12 June 1917 aged 38.
H. S. DIMOND
320597 Private Henry Stephen Dimond of the 12th Battalion, the Norfolk Regiment. Son of Thomas and Charlotte Dimond (née Clegg),of Lympstone; husband of Mabel Louisa Dimond (née Pring) of 149, Wood St., Rugby. Born in Axminster in the June Quarter of 1890. Died 21 August 1918 aged 28. 
W. J. DUNHAM
J/47904 Able Seaman William John Dunham of the Royal Navy, HMS Vala. Son of Thomas and Emily Dunham, of Dennings, Lympstone. Born in Lympstone in the the December Quarter of 1896. Died 21 August 1917 aged 21.
H. D .ELLIS
291853 Private Herbert Douglas Ellis of the 2nd Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Ernest Edward and Edith Ellis. Born in Exmouth 13 May 1898. Died 5 January 1918 aged 19.
A. J. GREENSLADE
233268 Private Alfred John Greenslade of the 1st/2nd Battalion, the London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers). Son of  John and Catherine Greenslade of Harefield Lodge, Lympstone. Born in Sourton in the June Quarter of 1880. Died 24 November 1917 aged 37.
F. A. HOUSE
Not yet confirmed
W. J. V. HUTCHINGS
224640 Able Seaman William John Hutchings of the Royal Navy, HMS Broke. Son of William and Elizabeth Hutchings; husband of Lilian Hutchings (née Ford) of 11, Commercial Rd., Dawlish. Born in Lympstone 28 February 1887. Died 31 May 1916 aged 29.
F. W. KESLAKE
851180 Gunner Frederick William Keslake of the Royal Artillery. Son of William and Susannah Keslake. Born in Lympstone in the June Quarter of 1886. Died 12 April 1919 aged 33.
T. LITTON
PLY/13632 Private Tom Litton of The Royal Marine Light Infantry, HMS Defence. Son of Abraham and Martha Litton, of "Haldon View," Lympstone. Born in Lympstone 8 August 1888. Enlisted 13 February 1906. Died 31 May 1916 aged 27.
G. J. MARKS
349463 Pioneer George James Marks of 228th Field Coy, the Royal Engineers. Son of George and Eliza Marks. Born in Woodbury in the March Quarter of 1878. Died 20 May 1919 aged 31.
C. S.  NORTON
2465 Private Cecil Sheridan Norton of the 24th Battalion, the Royal Fusiliers. Son of Capt. J. S. Norton (N. Staffordshire Regt.); husband of Lilian Lucy Miller (née Norton), of Madeira Cottage, Lympstone. Born in Camberwell in the March Quarter of 1895, Died 9 March 1920 aged 25. Buried in Lympstone churchyard.

 

I STAND

TO THE MEMORY OF THE

MEN OF LYMPSTONE

WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN

THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918

 

1914 - 1918 - RIGHT HAND PANEL - WE FOR ENGLAND DIED

C.A.PANNELL
PLY/13354 Private Charles Augustus Pannell of the Royal Marine Light Infantry, Chatham Division. Son of Charles Thomas and Elizabeth E. Pannell, of Old Bridge House, Lympstone. Born in Lympstone 7 February 1887. Died 14 March 1915 aged 28. Buried in Lympstone Churchyard.
E.T.PANNELL
8793 Private Edward Thomas Pannell of the 2nd Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Thomas and Ellen Pannell. Born in Lympstone in the December Quarter of 1878. Died 24 June 1916 aged 37.
R. H. PARKER
Not yet confirmed
F. G. SEARLE
45029 Rifleman Frederick George Searle of the 1st Battalion, the King's Royal Rifle Corps. Son of the late Robert Searle and Annie Searle (née Parsons) of 10 Harefield Cottages, Lympstone. Born in Lympstone in the March Quarter of 1899. Died 29 September 1918 aged 19.
T. G. SHEPPARD
387067  Sapper Theodore George Sheppard of the 7th Army Troops Coy., the Royal Engineers. Son of Samuel and Eliza Sheppard née Sanders). Born in Lympstone in the June Quarter of 1890. Died 31 March 1918 aged 27.
E. E. SKINNER
237349 Private Ernest Edward Skinner of the 3rd Battalion, the Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment). Son of William James and Amelia Frances Skinner (née Challis). Born in Lympstone in the June Quarter of 1884. Died 6 November 1917 aged 33. He had Canadian nationality and is commemorated on the Canadian Virtual War Memorial.
T. H. SMITH
PLY/15990 Sergeant Thomas Henry Smith of the 1st Royal Marines Battalion, Royal Naval Division, the Royal Marine Light Infantry. Son of William and Bessie Smith, of Undercliff House, Lympstone. Born in Lympstone 29 November 1895. Enlisted 7 January 1913. Died 14 July 1917 aged 21.
W. E. SNOW
290518 Private William Edgar Snow of the 8th Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of William John and Florence Mary Snow (née Summerhays) of Lympstone. Born in Exeter in the December Quarter of 1896. Died 26 October 1917 aged 21. 
C. M. SUMNER

Colonel Charles Maunoir Sumner of the South Lancashire Regiment. Son of the Rev. John Sumner, of Buriton Rectory, Petersfield, Hants; husband of Florence H. Sumner, of Morval, Cornwall. Died 30 June 1916 aged 59. Buried in the churchyard at Morval.

(His connection with Lympstone is not yet known.)

E. H. VINNICOMBE
Believed to be Ernest Henry Vinnicombe who was born in Lympstone in the June Quarter of 1897. He was the son of William and Bessie Vinnicombe. His military history has not yet been traced.
E. H. WESTLAKE
27474 Private Ernest Henry Westlake of the Royal Army Medical Corps. Son of William and Mary Westlake (née Rice) of Saddlers Arms Cottage, Lympstone. Born in Lympstone in the March Quarter of 1882. Died 16 March 1919 aged 37. Buried  in the churchyard at Lympstone.
W. J. WHITE
142848 Petty Officer 1st Class William James White of the Royal Navy, HMS Albion. Son of Mrs. Amelia White (his father was a seaman); husband of Lily White, of Harnetts Cottage, Lympstone. Born in Stoke Damerel 11 February 1874. Died 9 January 1921 aged 48 of wounds received during attacks on HMS Albion . Buried in the churchyard at Lympstone.
A. J. WILLSMAN
43530 Private Albert James Willsman of the 1st/5th Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Thomas and Jessie Willsman, of 118, Redden Hall Rd., Babbacombe, Torquay. Born in Lympstone in the March Quarter of 1892. Died 4 December 1917 aged 25.

 

1939 - 1945

 

G. E. CORNISH
PLY/X 15992 Marine George Edward Cornish of the Royal Marines, HMS Courageous. Husband of Mabel Helena Cornish, of Lympstone. Born 29 September 1894. Enlisted 8 January 1913. Died 17 September 1939 aged 45 when Courageous was torpedoed by a U-Boat..
I. NORTON
D/WRX 16 Telegraphist Ivor John Squires Norton of the Royal Naval Volunteer (Wireless) Reserve, HMS Courageous. Son of Jack and Beatrice Norton; husband of Gladys Mary Norton of Exmouth. Born in Lympstone in the June Quarter of 1910. Died 17 September 1939 aged 29.
B. C. PALFREY
14518970  Fusilier Bernard Colin Palfrey of the 1st Battalion, the Lancashire Fusiliers. Son of Samuel and Eva Mary Palfrey (née Randle), of Shute, Ottery St. Mary. Born in Lympstone in the March Quarter of 1924. Died of wounds 13 June 1944 aged 20. Served with the "Chindits." in Burma.
L. J. SOPER

5671562 Sapper Leonard James Soper of 16 Fortress Coy., the Royal Engineers. Son of George Frank and Bertha Mary Soper (née Horn) of Lympstone. Born in Lympstone in 1920. Died 20 April 1942 aged 22.

A former member of the Lympstone Boys’ Brigade was killed while serving with the Royal Engineers. Leonard Soper, 22, died in combat.

 

NOT INCLUDED ON THE MEMORIAL
R. BENNETT
Private Ralph Duncan Bennett of the 7th Battalion, the Parachute Regiment. Former member of Lympstone Football Club. Son of Duncan and Violet Bennett. Born in Lympstone in the march Quarter of 1921. Died 29 July 1944 aged 23.

 

 

 
 
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