People: War Memorials in Pensilva and St Ive

War Memorials in Pensilva and St Ive

War memorial in Pensilva church

War memorial in St Ive church

World War One 1914 – 18

BROWNING, Herbert John

2nd South African Rifles 491

Died 1/05/1918 Age 45

Mangochi Town Cemetery, Malawi. Contains 60 war graves

Son of John and Louisa Browning, Pensilva

b –June ’73, Liskeard

BUCKINGHAM, William Charles

Gunner  Royal Field Artillery 337th Bde, Ammunition Col. 128288

Died 5/11/1918

Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery, Iraq. Contains 4,450 war dead

b – Mar ’85, Liskeard

Enlisted Liskeard

CROCKER, Charles

Private, Yorkshire Regiment 3533

Died 30/10/1914 Age 25

Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium. Commemorates 54,000 soldiers who have no known grave.

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

Faubourg D’Amiens Cemetery, Arras Contains 2,650 war dead.

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

Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Contains the names of 72,000 soldiers with no known grave, 90% died between July and November 1916.

Son of William and Martha Doney, of Wagmuggle, South Hill, Callington, Cornwall.

b – June ’95, Liskeard (South Hill)

Enlisted Liskeard

Formerly 24375, 9th D.C.L.I.

DREW, Samuel

Private Somerset Light Infantry 6TH Bat 32389

Died 29/01/1917 Died of wounds Age 38

Wanquetin Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas De Calais, France Contains 230 war dead mainly from a clearing station.

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

Nine Elms British Cemetery, Belgium. Contains 1,500  who mainly died of their wounds.

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

Aix-Noulette Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas De Calais, France Contains 750 war graves.

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

Plymouth Naval Memorial Commemorates 7,250 sailors of WW1 and 16,000 of WW2

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

Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, Nord, France Contains names of over 7,050 war dead with no known grave who died in the Battle of Cambrai, July to November, 1917

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

Euston Road Cemetery, Colincamps, Somme France Contains 1,300 war graves.

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

MULLEN, William

Leading Stoker HMS Amphion 307070

Died 6/08/1914

Plymouth Naval Memorial Commemorates 7,250 sailors of WW1 and 16,000 of WW2

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

Tyne Cot Cemetery Belgium Contains 12,000 war dead. Largest war graves cemetery. Tyne Cot Memorial contains 35,000 names who have no known grave.

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

Helles Memorial,  Turkey Bears the names 0f 21,000 personnel who died around Gallipoli.

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.


James Polkinghorne in Pensilva Cemetery

Petty Officer Stoker, HMS “P 42” K/1492

Died 12/12/1918 Died from Disease Age 30

Pensilva Cemetery

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

Died 25/10/1918

Pommereuil British Cemetery, Nord, France Contains 170 War graves.

b - Mar. ’99, Liskeard

ROGERS, Herbert

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,

Frederick Warne in Anthony Cemetery

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.

Uncertain details

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

St Andre Communal Cemetery, Nord, France Contains 150 war graves.

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

Plymouth Naval Memorial Commemorates 7,250 sailors of WW1 and 16,000 of WW2

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

Railway Dugouts Burial Ground, Belgium Contains 2.500 war dead.

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

Longpres-les-Corps Saints British Cemetery, Somme, France Contains 78 war graves

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

Rocquigny-Equancourt Road British Cemetery, Manancourt, Somme, France Contains over 1,830 war graves.

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

Basra War Cemetery Iraq Contains 2,500 war dead. Around Basra there are 45,000 war dead.

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.

STRIKE, Thomas

Private Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infant., 1st /4th Bn. 200570

Died 27/10/1917

Kantara war Memorial Cemetery, Egypt (50kms south of Port Said) Contains 1,600 war dead.

Son of William and Catherine Strike

b – Sep. ’93, Liskeard

1911 census, a tin miner at Pensilva Enlisted at Bodmin

TREHANE, George 

Leading Stoker, HMS Good Hope K1240

Died 1/11/1914 Age 26

Plymouth Naval Memorial Commemorates 7,250 sailors of WW1 and 16,000 of WW2

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

Runneymede Memorial Contains the names of 20,300 airmen who have no known grave.

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

Dunkirk Memorial Contains the names of 4,500 who died at Dunkirk or in captivity and have no known grave.

Son of William Henry & Lucy Crocker, Pensilva

b – June ’19, Liskeard

DAVEY, Norman

Sapper,  Royal Engineers, 18, Field Park Coy. 2009057

Died 23/10/1944 Age 27

Coriano Ridge War Cemetery, Italy. Contains 1,930 Commonwealth war graves.

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

Plymouth Naval Memorial Commemorates 7,250 sailors of WW1 and 16,000 of WW2

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

Plymouth Naval Memorial Commemorates 7,250 sailors of WW1 and 16,000 of WW2

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

Died 17/9/1939

Plymouth Naval Memorial Commemorates 7,250 sailors of WW1 and 16,000 of WW2

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

Sai Wan Memorial Hong Kong Memorial contains 2,000 names, the cemetery 1,500 war graves.

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

Plymouth Naval Memorial Commemorates 7,250 sailors of WW1 and 16,000 of WW2

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

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