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Kelly College War Memorial


All of the young men listed below came, not from a single village, but from a single school. This is what the BBC has to say about the school on its Domesday website.

"The founder of Kelly College was Benedictus Marwood Kelly,who was born at Holsworthy in 1785.After he died in 1807 he left money to found a school for "descendants of the Kelly family and the sons of naval officers and other gentlemen."  The foundation stone was laid on June 4 1875. The college was opened in October 1877 with 12 boys.The school has since grown and changed a great deal and girls were admitted into the Sixth Form in 1970. Kelly now has science laboratories music rooms,a gymnasium, workshops and extensive playing fields. Its heated swimming pool and squash courts were opened in 1977 by H.R.H.Prince Charles.The school now has its own swimming squad whose members have often been included in the British Olympic Swimming Team, two of these being Sharon Davis and Robin Brew. "

The fine tradition, exemplified by the service of the men below, is in the hands of nearly 500 young people today


Major Rheinheld Meitzen Adams of  the 51st Sikhs of the Indian Frontier Force; att. 53rd Sikhs. Son of William and Clara Adams; husband of Nancy Adams of Budleigh Salterton. Born in Plymouth in 1887. Died 22 April 1917 aged 31.


Captain Alexander Clairmonte Anderson of the 6th Jat Light Infantry (Indian Army). Son of Lt. Colonel Clairmonte Anderson and his wife Kate of Otter View, Harpford, Ottery St Mary. Born in Simla, India in 1885. Died 23 November 1914 aged 29.
Lt Elphinstone D'Oyley Aplin of the 2nd Battalion, the Gloucestershire Regiment. Son of Lt. Colonel Hugh Aplin and his wife Annie of Clinton Lodge, Budleigh Salterton. Born in Penzance in the December Quarter of 1876. Died 13 May 1915 aged 22.
Lt. Colonel Hugh Edward Richard Boxer, commanding the 1st Battalion, the Lincolnshire Regiment. Son of Edith Boxer of Thorpe Lodge, Sandown, Isle of Wight, and the late Lt. E. W. F Boxer RN. Born in Kingston, Surrey in 1871. Died 16 June 1915 aged 44.
Paymaster Richard Hector Carter , civilian employee of the Royal Navy, HMS Defence. Served also as Secretary to Rear Admiral Sir Robert Arburthnot. Son of Richard and Alicia Carter. Born in Stoke Damerel in the March Quarter of 1883. Died 31 May 1916 aged 33 at the Battle of Jutland.
2nd Lt John Maurice Chellow of the 23rd Siege Battery, the Royal Garrison Artillery. Son of Thomas and Maude Chellow of St Ives, Cornwall. Born in 1898. Died 26 May 1917 aged 19.
Lt. Frank Stennett Cocking of the 3rd Battery the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry; att. to the 1st Battalion. Son of Frank and Annie Cocking of Falmouth. Born in Sheffield in 1895. Died 23 July 1916 aged 21.
Captain Hugh Lefroy Crofton of the 1st Battalion, the Royal Iniskilling Fusiliers. Son of Captain Duke Arthur Crofton RN and his wife Augusta of County Leitrim, Ireland. Born in Rochester, Kent in 1885. Died 22 May 1915 aged 30.
Engineer Lt. Commander Thomas Morgan David, RN, of HMS Hawke. Son of Thomas and Caroline; husband of Eleanor David of Plymouth. Born 24 October 1875 in Laugherne, Wales. Died 15 October 1914 aged 38 when his ship was torpedoed by U9. Also commemorated on the Carmarthen County War Memorial.
Lt. Thomas Owen Bulteel Ditmas of the 1st Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Leonard and Margaret Ditmas. Born in Plymouth in the March Quarter of 1888. Died 14 January 1915 aged 27.
Brigadier Turville Douglas Foster, General Inspector of the Army Service Corps. Son of Joseph and Letitia Foster; husband of Madeleine Foster of Salcombe. Born in Nailsea in the December Quarter of 1865.  Died 8 January 1915 aged 50. 
2nd Lt Owen Gurney Fox of the 3rd Battalion, the Dorsetshire Regiment. Son of Lt-Colonel W. R. Fox of the Royal Field Artillery and his wife Geraldyne; husband of Maude Fox. Born in Capetown, SA in 1870. Died 6 February 1917 aged 47.
Captain Rodney Gransmore of the 3rd Battalion, the Middlesex Regiment. Son of Captain Frederick Gransmore and his wife, of Belle View Lodge, Paignton. Born in Ivybridge in 1891. Died 28 September 1915 aged 25.
8911 Trooper Lionel Hughes of Wellington Mounted Rifles, the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Son of Kathleen Hughes and the late Rev. William H. Hughes. Born in Marazion, Cornwall  in 1889. Died 30 May 1914 aged 26.
Major John Noble Jephson of the 6th Battalion, the Royal Munster Fusiliers. 2nd Son of the late Deputy Inspector General William Holmes; husband of Lilian Jephson of Paignton. Born in Glossop, Derby in 1865. Died 15 October 1915 aged 50.
Captain Waldo Alington Gwennap Moore of the 2nd Battalion, the Welsh Regiment.  Son of John and Mary Moore. Born in Launceston, Cornwall in 1877. Died 31 October 1914 aged 37
2nd Lt. Wilfred Bernard O'Shea of the 1st Battalion, the 69th Punjabi Regiment. Son of  Winifred O'Shea (w); brother of Dermot O'Shea who also died in the war.  Born in Lahore, India 12 February 1896. Died 23 May 1916 aged 20.
2nd Lt. H.B. Paull of "C" Coy, 6th Battalion, the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Son of Henry and Catherine Paull of St Ives, Cornwall. Born in 1899. Died 21 August 1916 aged 27.
Captyain Arthur Hugh Penny of the 1st Battalion, the East Lancashire Regiment. Son of Charlotte and the late Arthur Penny. Born in Tezpon, Assam, India in 1893. Died 1 July 1916 aged 23.
479 Private Henry Ernest Perkin of the 8th Battalion, the Canadian Infantry (90th Winnipeg Rifles). Son of Annie Perkin of Gulworthy and the late Henry Rendle Perkin. Born in Tavistock in the March Quarter of 1880.
3095 Private Hubert Alex Montgomerie Pringle of the Inns of Court Officer's Training Corps. Son of Edith Kerr (formerly Pringle) and the late Rev. Alex Montgomerie Pringle MA.. Born in 1894. Died in the UK 30 April 1915 aged 21.
Lt William Rennie Montgomerie Pringle of the 7th Battalion, the Lancashire Regiment. Son of Robert and Enid Pringle of Bedford, Cape Province, SA. Born in South Africa in 1892. Died 22 July 1916, aged 24.
Lt. William Reginald Pryn of the 9th Field Ambulance, the Royal Army Medical Corps. Son of James and Susan Pryn. Born in Plymouth in 1893. Died 27 June 1915 aged 22.
Temp. 2nd Lt. Norman Frederick Kynaston Richards of the 12th Battalion, the Gloucestershire Regiment. Son of Thomas and Jane Richards. Born in Chile in 1877. Died 24 July 1916 aged 39.
Captain Leslie John Robinson of the 2nd Battalion, the Northamptonshire Regiment. Son of the Rev. W. Robinson and his wife; husband of Louisa Robinson of Oxford.  Born in Holme, Westmorland in 1887. Died 12 March 1915 aged 31.
Captain John Ardlen Savage of the 1st Battalion, the Northamptonshire Regiment. Son of the Rev. Canon Herbert Savage and his wife Ethel of Flushing Vicarage, Falmouth. Born in Probus, Cornwall in 1883. Died 17 September 1914 aged 31. Also served in the South African War.
2nd Lt. Francis Joseph Marshall Shaw of the 1st Battalion, the Sherwood Foresters. Son of Marmaduke and Sophie Shaw. Born in Halberton in the December Quarter of 1892. Died 5 July 1916 aged 24.
Lt. Arthur Egerton Spencer of the 3rd Battalion, the Sherwood Foresters; att. to the 10th Battalion. Son of Dr. Edward Spicer of Builth Wells. Born in Holsworthy in 1894. Died 2 July 1916 aged 20.
6355 Private Folliott Arthur Stokes of the 2nd Battalion, the East Surrey Regiment.  Son of retired Major-General Folliott Stokes and his wife Alice Stokes of Littleham. Born in Farnham, Surrey in 1883. Died 8 May 1915 aged 32.
2nd Lt Max Teglio of the Devonshire Regiment, att. to the Worcestershire Regiment. Son of William and Jane Teglio of Plymouth. Born in Plymouth in 1896. Died 11 April 1917 aged 21.
Temp. Lt-Colonel Horace Gordon Tozer of the 3rd Battalion, the Yorkshire Regiment; attached to the 2nd Battalion. Son of James and Henrietta Tozer. Born in the December Quarter of 1895. Died 1 October 1915 aged 21.
Captain Arthur Owen Trefusis of the 9th Battalion, the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment.  Son of the Right Reverend Trefusis, Bishop of Crediton and his wife Alice; brother of Haworth Trefusis who also died in the Great War. Born in Chittlehampton in 1884. Died 7 July 1916 aged 32.
Captain Haworth Walter Trefusis of the 1st Battalion, the Northamptonshire Regiment. Son of the Right Reverend Robert Trefusis, Bishop of Crediton and his wife Emma. Born in 1882. Died 7 November 1916 aged 34.
Temp Captain James Parke Tucker of the 3rd Battalion Sherwood Foresters; att. to the 10th Battalion.  Son of William and Margaret Tucker of Paignton, Devon. Born in 1895. Died 23 April 1917 aged 22.
2028 Private Lionel Narramore Were of the Ceylon Planters Rifle Corps. Son of the late Captain Walter Were and his wife Selina. Born 28 July 1890. Died 12 May 1915 aged 24.
Lt Frederick James Willson of the Indian Army Reserve of Officers; att. otoo the 3rd Coy of Sappers and Miners. Son of James and Alice Willson of County Galway, Ireland. Born in 1890. Died 10 January 1917 aged 27.
2nd Lt Eric Western Wilson of the West Yorkshire Regiment. Son of John and Caroline Wilson. Born in Thornton-le-Moor, Yorkshire 12 July 1893. Died 20 September 1914 aged 21.
S/12216 Corporal Jack Robert Young of the 5th Battalion, the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders. Son of Henry and Elizabeth Young. Born in East Grinstead, Sussex in 1886. Died 25 September 1915 aged 29.


2nd Lt. Christopher Henry Hoskins-Abrahall of the Royal Field Artillery. Younger son of Major Christpher Hoskins-Abrahall of the Royal Marines Light Infantry. Born in 1871. Died in a plane accident in the UK on 22 December 1917.


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