World War 1 &
2 - Detailed information
and copyright © Gill Cannell & Andrew Dishman 2015
memorial is situated in the churchyard of St Mary’s Church, Hemyock.
It has a square base surmounted by a tapering plinth, a shaft and a
wheel cross with the inscription on bronze plaques on one side of the
plinth and on the step, with a low brick wall behind it; the side of
the cross has a Celtic knotwork design on it. An additional palque has
been added on the wall behind the memorial dedicated to the celebration
of peace from 1945-1995. There are 20 names listed fro World War 1 and
4 for World War 2.
Copyright © Gill Cannell & Andrew Dishman 2015
THE GLORY OF GOD
GRATEFUL AND AFFECTIONATE
PO/16677, H.M.S. Glatton, Royal Marine Light Infantry. Injured at
sea and subsequently died of those injuries 2 October 1918. Aged
23. Born at Stockland, Honiton (Hemyock) 22 August 1895. Son of
Henry James and Hannah Charity Boyland, of Lower Oddle, Upottery,
Honiton, Devon. In the 1901 census he was aged 5, son of henry J
and Hannah Boyland, born Stockland, Devon, resident Truances Cottage,
Gittisham, Honiton, Devon. In the 1911 census he was a servant,
worker on road, aged 15, born Stockland, resident Four Elms, Yarcombe
Chard, Yarcombe, Devon. In 1900 he was admitted to Gittisham School,
Gittisham, Devon then in 1905 he was admitted to Luppitt National
School, Luppitt, Devon and then in 1908 he was admitted to Dunkeswell
Abbey School, Dunkeswell, Devon, Enlisted in the Royal Marines 6
January 1913 at which time his mother Hannah lived at Grey Walls
Cottage, Hemycock. Height 5 feet 4 inches, fresh complexion, hazel
eyes, brown hair. Buried in HEMYOCK CEMETERY, Devon. Grave 264.
24959, 1st Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Died 2 April 1918. Aged
29. Son of John and Sarah Browning, of Hemyock; husband of M. Georgina
Browning, of Cornhill, Hemyock. In the 1901 census he was aged 12,
son of John and Sarah Jane Browning, born Hemyock, resident Egypt,
Hemyock. Buried in HEMYOCK CEMETERY, Devon. Grave 284. * Not on
21194, 2nd Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Killed in action 31 May
1918. Aged 35. Born Hemyock, enlisted Tiverton. Son of William and
Margaret Clist, of Culmstock Rd., Hemyock, Collumpton, Devon. No
known grave. Commemorated on SOISSONS MEMORIAL, Aisne, FRance.
7172, Inns of Court Officers' Training Corps. Died from Acute Appendicitis
in Aylesbury Military Hospital, Aylesbury, United Kingdom 30 June
1916. Born Hemyock, enlisted London. In the 1891 census he was aged
1, son of Samuel and Mary Farrant, born Hemyock, resident Higher
Westown, Hemyock. In the 1901 census he is aged 11, a schoolboy,
born Hemyock, resident Higher Westown Farm, Hemyock. Attested 3
November 1915 at Lincoln's Inn, London. Surveyor by trade. Heoght
6 feet ½ inch, weight 168lbs, girth 38 inches. Suffered from
Scarlet Fever 8 January 1916 to 22 January 1916, in isolation ward
at Tring Hospital. Husband of Ethel Calire Farrant (nee Peers),
of Station Road, Hewyock, Devon; married 1915. Buried in HEMYOCK
CEMETERY, Devon. Grave 116.
detailing his death:
To:- 0.i/c Central Branch,
Report on death of Pte Farrant Percy.
Inns of Court. O.T.C.
Pte Farrant was admitted to this hospital on June 28th 1916 in
the afternoon, suffering from Acute Appendicitis . An operation
was performed on the following morning; a gangrenous appendix
and generalised peritonitis were found; the appendix was removed
and the abdomen drained.
The patient died of Toxaemia on the evening of June 30th 1916.
(sd) W.Briggs. Capt. R.A.M.C.(T).
July 1st. 1916.
London Z/3880, H.M.S. Chepstow, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Died
from disease 12 October 1918. Aged 28. Born 26 May 1890, baptised
22 Juner 1890 at Dukeswell Abbey, Devon. Son of George and Alice
Forbear, of Mackham Farm, Hemyock, Cullompton, Devon. In the 1911
census he is aged 20, resident with his aunt and unclue, a butcher's
assistant, born Hemyock, Devon, resident 63 Alexandra Road, Hornsey,
Middlesex. Butcher before enlisting. Enlisted 8 November 1915. Height
5 feet 4 inches, girth 35 inches, fresh complexion, brown hair,
grey eyes. Religious Denomination Church of England. Buried in HASLAR
ROYAL NAVAL CEMETERY, Gosport, Hampshire. Plot E. Row 33. Grave
26399, 6th Battalion, Prince Albert's (Somerset Light Infantry).
Killed in action 16 September 1916. Aged 36. Born Clayhanger, Devon,
enlisted Taunton, resident Hemyock. Husband of Ada Amelia Fussell,
of Ivy Cottage, Ham, Wellington, Somerset. No known grave. Commemorated
on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 A.
30619 [SDGW} or 30169 [CWGC], 1st Battalion, Prince Albert's (Somerset
Light Infantry). Killed in action 24 January 1917. Born and resident
Hemyock, enlisted Exeter. Formerly 10827, Devonshire Regiment. Buried
in PERONNE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot I. Row
A. Grave 36.
37141, 2nd Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Killed in action 26 May
1918. Born Cardiff, enlisted Exeter, resident Hemyock. No known
grave. Commemorated on SOISSONS MEMORIAL, Aisne, France.
11003, 7th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Killed in action
at Gallipoli 8 August 1915. Aged 21. Born Hemyock, enlisted Bristol.
Son of Samuel and Eva Hill, of Station Rd., Hemyock, Cullompton,
Devon. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including
Gallipoli). Panel 101 to 104.
16823, 9th Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Died of wounds 5 September
1916. Aged 21. Born and resident Hemyock, enlisted Tiverton. Son
of Henry and Bessie Hold, of Shoebrooks, Hemyock, Devon. Buried
in LA NEUVILLE BRITISH CEMETERY, CORBIE, Somme, France. Plot II.
Row C. Grave 12.
25521, 2nd Garrison Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light
Infantry. Died 2 September 1920. Son of William Lowman of Westown,
Hemyock, Cullompton, Devon. Buried in HEMYOCK CEMETERY, Devon. Grave
94, 51st Battalion, Australian Infantry, A.I.F. Died of wounds in
hospital at Boulogne, France, 4 May 1917. Aged 33. Born Hemyock,
Devon. Farmer by trade. Son of Edward and Emily Lutley, of Whitehall,
Hemyock. Educated at County School, Hemyock, Devon. Emigrated aged
29. Had previously served in the Dorset Regiment (Territorials).
Buried in WIMEREUX COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot
II. Row J. Grave 13. See Australian
490547, 1st Battalion, Canadian Infantry. Died 29 July 1917. Aged
39. Son of Edward and Emily Lutley, of Whitehall, Hemyock, Cullompton,
Devon. Born at Hemyock 27 February 1878. Resident Henningville,
British Columbia, Canada. Bridgeman by trade. Unmarried. Attested
and passed fit 1 May 1916 at McBride, British Columbia, Canada,
aged 38 years 3 months. Height 5 feet 7 inches, girth 35 inches,
fair complexion, light blue eyes, brown hair; religious denomination
Church of England. Buried in BULLY-GRENAY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, BRITISH
EXTENSION. Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row D. Grave 11. National
Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG
150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 5801 - 9
Corporal 202038, 1/5th Battalion (Territorial), Royal Warwickshire
Regiment. Killed in action 6 October 1917. Born Keynsham, Somerset,
enlisted Tiverton, resident Hemyock. Buried in DUHALLOW A.D.S. CEMETERY,
West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row D. Grave 28.
William Henry NORTH, Serjeant S1/1262, Royal Army Service Corps
attached to 50th Railhead Supply Depot. Died of wounds 7 May 1917.
Born Bermondsey, enlisted Exeter, resident Cullompton. Buried in
ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Section
P. Plot I. Row D. Grave 12B.
RIDGWAY on CWGC] Driver 102276, "A" Battery, 55th Brigade,
Royal Field Artillery. Died 24 March 1918. Aged 19. Son of Sarah
Ridgway, of Hemyock, Devon. Buried in DOULLENS COMMUNAL CEMETERY
EXTENSION NO.1, Somme, France. Plot V. Row B. Grave 55.
as ROWSELL on memorial] Private 6350, 1st Battalion, Prince Albert's
(Somerset Light Infantry). Killed in action 20 October 1916. Born
Hemyock, enlisted Taunton. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL
MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 A.
315303, 2nd Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Died of wounds in
Germany 8 June 1918. Born and resident Hemyock, enlisted Exeter.
Buried in RETHEL FRENCH NATIONAL CEMETERY, Ardennes, France. Grave
30117, 1st Battalion, Prince Albert's (Somerset Light Infantry).
Killed in action 4 October 1917. Born Hemyock, enlisted Tiverton.
Formerly 27199, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. No known grave.
Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel
41 to 42 and 163A
G/17914, 6th Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment).
Died of wounds 5 December 1917. Born Hemyock, enlisted and resident
Chiswick, Middlesex. Formerly 3256, Royal Fusiliers. No known grave.
Commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France. Panel
GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1919‘
LEST WE FORGET’
GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE 1939-45 WAR
77504, 2 Regiment, Royal Horse Artillery. Died 31 May 1942. Aged
23. Son of Capt. Florence Romaine Elmes, J.P., and Lilian Bryham
Elmes, of Hemyock, Devon. Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.). Buried
in KNIGHTSBRIDGE WAR CEMETERY, ACROMA, Libya. Plot 3. Row E. Grave
14224809, H.Q. Squadron, 13th/18th Royal Hussars, Royal Armoured
Corps. Died 10 June 1944. Aged 23. Son of Thomas William and Janet
Mary Hine, of Hemyock, Devon. Buried in RANVILLE WAR CEMETERY, Calvados,
France. Plot IA. Row F. Grave 1.
Leader (Pilot) 44404, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 20
June 1945. Aged 28. Son of Richard and Eleanor Hannah Pooley, of
Hemyock, Devon. Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (D.F.C.),
Mentioned in Despatches. Buried in CAMBRIDGE CITY CEMETERY, Cambridgeshire.
3rd Class D/MX 51352, H.M.S. Exeter, Royal Navy. Died 31 December
1939. Aged 37. Son of James and Alma Beatrice Small; husband of
Flora Ann Small, of Hemyock, Devon. No known grave. Commemorated
on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 34, Column 3.
PLAQUE SET INTO WALL
22 June, 2016