World War One 1914 – 18
BROWNING, Herbert John
2nd South African Rifles 491
Died 1/05/1918 Age 45
Son of John and Louisa Browning, Pensilva
b –June ’73, Liskeard
BUCKINGHAM, William Charles
Gunner Royal Field Artillery 337th Bde, Ammunition Col. 128288
b – Mar ’85, Liskeard
Private, Yorkshire Regiment 3533
Died 30/10/1914 Age 25
Son of Mrs Ellen Beer of West Warlinton, Crediton, Devon 1901 living at Great Leys, St Ive Keason, born Templeton Devon
(m – Rose Hocking March 1913)
DAVY, Frederick Percival
Gunner Royal Field Artillery 4th Div. Ammunition Col. 86520
Died 22/03/1918 Age 30
Son of Emma Davy, of Turran Terrace, Pensilva, Liskeard, Cornwall, and the late Henry Davy.
b – Dec. ’87, Liskeard
DONEY, John Garfield
Private London Regiment 1ST/7th Bat 6390
Died 15/09/1916 Killed in action Age 21
Son of William and Martha Doney, of Wagmuggle, South Hill, Callington, Cornwall.
b – June ’95, Liskeard (South Hill)
Formerly 24375, 9th D.C.L.I.
Private Somerset Light Infantry 6TH Bat 32389
Died 29/01/1917 Died of wounds Age 38
Son of William and Elizabeth Drew, of Pensilva, Liskeard, Cornwall; husband of Kate Drew, of "The Laurels," Bow St., Langport, Somerset.
b – June ’78, Liskeard
m – Kate Evans 1904, Langport
Enlisted at Castle Carey, Somerset
Formerly 27580, Devonshire Regiment
Lance Corporal Australian Infantry, A.I.F. 41st Batt. 177
Died 4/10/1917 Age 30
Son of George and Christiana Gregory, of Venn Farm, St. Ives, Liskeard, Cornwall, England.
b- June’87, Liskeard
HOSKING, Herbert Henry
Gunner Royal Garrison Artillery 142nd Siege Bty 95371
Died 9/04/1917 Died of wounds Age 36
Son of William and Maria Hosking, of Pensilva, Liskeard, Cornwall.
b - Dec.’80, Liskeard
Enlisted at Liskeard
HOSKIN, Emmanuel John
Petty Officer Stoker HMS Monmouth 300936
Died 1/11/1914 Age 30
Husband of S. M. Hoskin, of Church St. North, Liskeard, Cornwall.
Notified widow Sylvia Hoskin, Middle Hill, Pensilva
Sunk at the Battle of Coronel, off the coast of Chile.
b – 26/12/1883, Liskeard (North Woolston, St. Ive) m - Mar ’06, Liskeard, to Silvia May
HORNABROOK, Richard Kelly
Lance Corporal East Surrey Regiment, 7th Bn. 21142
Died 30/11/1917 Killed in action 22
Son of William James and Emily Hornabrook, of Alfred Rd., Farnham, Surrey.
b - Dec. ’94, Lambeth
1911 census, living at Keason St. Ive, a scholar
Enlisted at Canterbury
KELLY, William John
Private Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry, 10th Btn 24857
Died 3/09/1916 Killed in action Age 23
Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Kelly, of Tokenbury, Pensilva, Liskeard, Cornwall.
b - Sep. ’93, Liskeard m - June ’13, Liskeard to Maud Mitch
1911 census, a farm worker at Tokenbury.
Enlisted at LIskeard
Leading Stoker HMS Amphion 307070
Notified wife Edith Mullen, Truan’s Terrace, Pensilva
Light cruiser, hit by a mine and sank in the North Sea.
b – 20/8/86 Tavistock
OLVER, John Hodge
Private East Surrey Regiment, 1st Bat 28531
10/10/1917 Died of wounds Age 20
Son of William and Ann Olver, of Hay Ford, St. Ive, Liskeard, Cornwall.
b - Jun. ’97, Liskeard
1911 census, at school Enlisted at Bodmin
Formerly 6814 Middx Regt.
PAYNTER, Samuel John
Serjeant Queen Victoria’s Royal Irish Fusiliers, 5th Bn. 14925
Died 16/08/1915 Killed in action Gallipoli Age 23
Son of Mr. J. H. Paynter and Mrs. H. Paynter, of Jubilee Farm, Pensilva, Liskeard, Cornwall.
b - Jun. ’91, Liskeard
1911 census, working in family butchers business.
Enlisted at Liskeard
Formerly 16008 D.C.L.I.
Petty Officer Stoker, HMS “P 42” K/1492
Died 12/12/1918 Died from Disease Age 30
Husband of Gladys Thomas (formerly Polkinghorne)
2 Wesley Terrace, Pensilva. Notified wife Gladys M Polkinghorne, Princess Row, Pensilva.
b – 5/11/1888, Bere Alston, Devon m - Sep. ’15, Liskeard to Gladys Thomas
Private Devonshire Regiment, 9th Bn. 25352
b - Mar. ’99, Liskeard
Private Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry, 6th Bn. 240501
Died 25/4/1918 Killed in Action
Born in Pensilva
Son of Joseph Rogers,
1901, Lower Road, St Ive
b – 1892 St Ive Cornwall Enlisted at Bodmin
WARNE, Frederick Ernest,
Corporal, Royal Garrison Artillery, ‘Z’ Anti aircraft Bty. 132372
Died 22/02/1919 Age 26
Antony Cemetery, Cornwall
Son of Simon and Jessie Warne, of Torpoint.
b - Mar. ’93, St Germans
1911 census, living at 10 Ferry Street, Torpoint, a grocer
Sapper, Canadian Engineers 3rd Tunnelling Cy. 2006803
Died 8/11/1918 Age 28
Husband of Nellie Reynolds, of 422, North Green St., Tupelo, Miss., U.S.A. Native of Pensilva, Liskeard, England.
RULE, Ernest Alfred
Stoker 1st Class HMS Monmouth K/1327
Died 1/11/1914 Age 24
Son of John Charles Rule, Wesley Terrace, Pensilva.
Notified mother, Mary J Rule, Fernleigh Cottage, Pensilva
Sunk at the Battle of Coronel, of the coast of Chile.
b – 20/08/90, Calstock
1911 census, Stoker 1st class on HMS Daring
SPILLER, William Henry
Private The King's (Liverpool Regiment) 20th Bn. 50266
Died 19/12/1917 Killed in Action Age 39
Son of William and Mary Spiller, of St. Ive Cross, Liskeard; husband of Mary Elizabeth Brooking (formerly Spiller), of 10, Belford St., Burnley.
b - Jun. ’80, St Germans m - Jun. ’00, Liskeard to Mary Elizabeth Dunn
Enlisted at Burnley
Private, Australian Pioneers, 5th 1055
Died 23/04/1918 Age 26
Son of William Henry and Sarah Ann Spiller, of Butchers House, Pensilva, Liskeard, Cornwall. Native of St. Ives, Cornwall.
b – Sep.,’89, St Germans
Private Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry, 10th Bn. 26546
Died 15/02/1918 Killed in Action Age 38
Son of John T. and M. A. Snowdon, of Quarry Rd., Pensilva, Liskeard, Comwall.
b – Dec. ’79, Liskeard
1911 census, living at St Ive Cross, a mason. Enlisted at Liskeard.
Son of Fernands and Ellen Seymour ? b – Mar. ’77, Liskeard 1911 census, a gold miner, aged 34, living at Pensilva.
SARGENT, Oliver Anthony
Lance Sergeant, Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infant., 2nd/4th Bn. Cps. of Milit. Acc. 2902
Died 22/09/1916 Age 33
Son of the late Mr & Mrs Thos Sargent of 28 Brook St., Tavistock, husband of Ida Emily Sargent of 8 Sharbally Terrace, Torpoint, Cornwall
b – Dec. ’83, Tavistock m – Mar. ’08, Devonport to Emily Pengelly
1911 census, Head Teacher at Pensilva Elementary School.
Private Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infant., 1st /4th Bn. 200570
Son of William and Catherine Strike
b – Sep. ’93, Liskeard
1911 census, a tin miner at Pensilva Enlisted at Bodmin
Leading Stoker, HMS Good Hope K1240
Died 1/11/1914 Age 26
Son of Harry and Elizabeth Trehane, of "Byewood," Pensilva, Liskeard, Cornwall. Notified mother as above.
Sunk at the Battle of Coronel, of the coast of Chile.
b – 30/5/1888 Pensilva.
World War Two 1939 – 45
CALLARD, William Andrew James
Aircraftsman 2nd Cl. RAF Volunteer Res. 1156424
Died 29/08/1940 Age 27
Son of James and Maud Callard, husband of Doris Edna, Pensilva, Cornwall
b – June ’14, Plymouth.
CROCKER, Frederick Arthur
Sergeant, Royal Engineers, 253 Field Coy. 1873842
Died 30/05/1940 Age 21
Son of William Henry & Lucy Crocker, Pensilva
b – June ’19, Liskeard
Sapper, Royal Engineers, 18, Field Park Coy. 2009057
Died 23/10/1944 Age 27
Son of Herbert and Bessie Davey, Liskeard
b –sep ’20 Truro
GUNDRY, William Gerald
Petty Officer Stoker HMS Neptune D/KX 85154
Died 19/12/1941 Age 26
Son of Joseph and Minnie Gundry; husband of Gweneth Noreen Gundry, of Moorswater, Cornwall.
HMS Neptune sunk with the loss of 750 crew after sailing into a mine field off Tripoli and hitting at least 4 mines.
b – Dec. ’16, Liskeard. m – Dec. ’40, Liskeard to Gweneth Noreen Bray.
POOK, Ivor Leslie Ray
Leading Seaman HM Submarine Triton D/JX 141206
Died 18/12/1940 Age 21
Son of Mr & Mrs William J Pook, husband of Betty Pook of Hartley, Plymouth
Submarine lost 6/12/1940, possibly lost to a mine in the Strait of Otranto, Italy.
b – Mar. ’20, Arlston, Cheshire m – Dec. ’39, Plymouth to Betty Toombs
VINCENT, Gideon George Lansdowne
Chief Petty Officer HMS Courageous D/M 37649
Son of Gideon & Phoebe Ellen Vincent, husband of Rhoda Vincent, Pensilva
Aircraft carrier, sunk by German U-boat U29 in Western Approach, 150 miles WSW of Ireland.
b –Mar., ’00, Devonport m – Dec., ’22, Liskeard to Rhoda Davis.
SHORT, Leslie Charles
Bandsman 796168, Middx. Regt., 1st Batt.
Died 1/10/1942 Age 27
Son of Edwin Short and Georgina Bow of St Ive, Cornwall
Leslie Charles b – Dec, 1914 Plymouth
Japanese POW on board the Lisbun Maru when sunk by US submarine, Grouper, off Shanghai, with loss of over 1000 lives
WILCOCKS, Rodney Charles Gruzilier
Marine HMS Glorious PLY/X 1834
Died 8/06/1940 Age 24
Son of Isaac and Jane Wilcocks, of St. Ive, Liskeard, Cornwall.
Aircraft Carrier sunk in the Norwegian Sea by Scharnhaust with loss of 1500 lives.
b – Mar. ’16, Liskeard