South Petherwin's Fallen

In memory of those brave men from the Parish that gave their lives to enable us to live in a free democratic  country. They paid the ultimate sacrifice, may they rest in peace.

The above is a cutting from the Western Times on the 28th August, 1917, for Quarter Master- Sergeant F. E. Day. He served with the 1st Battalion of the Somerset Light Infantry (Regimental No. 4339). He was assumed dead on the 1st July, 1916. There is no further information as to his life in South Petherwin or how he won the awards. What is for certain is that he deserves a mention on this page.


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Arthur Edward Wonnacott

Arthur Edward Wonnacott1892-1915 Arthur Edward Wonnacott was born in Daws House Lane in 1892, he was the son of Edward …
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Charles Medland

Charles Medland1890-1916 With  Thanks to Peter Bailey  for this research.  Charles, or Charlie as he was known, was born in …
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Ernest Albert Jasper

Ernest Albert Jasper 1893-1917 With  Thanks to Peter Bailey  for this research. Ernest was born in 1893 at Ruses Mill, …
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Frederick Jasper

Frederick Jasper 1893-1917 With  Thanks to Peter Bailey  for this research Fred was born at Lewannick in 1893 to Richard …
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George Harris

George  Harris 1890-1916 George was born in 1890 to Thomas and Eliza Harris (Nee Jenkin) of the village, South Petherwin. …
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Harold Anson Gunner

Harold Anson Gunner 1891-1916 With  Thanks to Peter Bailey  for this research. Harold was born at Stukeley, Huntingdonshire  in August …
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Harold Hodge

Harold Hodge 1892-1918 With  Thanks to Peter Bailey  for this research Harold Hodge was born in 1892 at Thorveton, Devon …
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Harry Walters

Harry Walters 1890-1915 Harry was born in 1890 at what was known as School Hill, South Petherwin (what is now …
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Henry H Hocking

Henry H Hocking 1893-1918 Henry was born in 1893 at Tregillis, South Petherwin to Daniel and Mary Hocking. On leaving …
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Horace Frank Hicks

Horace Frank Hicks 1906-1943 Horace or Frank as he was known, was born in October 1906 to Robert and Minnie …
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Horace Robert Westlake

Horace Robert Westlake 1895-1915 Horace was born  at Landlake Farm in November 27th 1895 to  William and Florence Westlake (Nee …
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Ronald Gordon Creber

Ronald Gordon Creber1920-1944Ronald was born at Strand Cottage, South Petherwin and was one of seven brothers and one sister.   Ronald …
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William Jasper

William Jasper 1899-1918 William Jasper was born in 1898 to Thomas and Alice Jasper at Treguddick Cottage, South Petherwin. He …
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William Oswald Theobald

William Oswald Theobald 1897-1916 With  Thanks to Peter Bailey  for this research. William was born at Cape Colony, South Africa …