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NORTH HILL PARISH – World War 1 & World War 2

The War Memorial at Congdon’s Shop carries the names of fourteen servicemen who died in World War One and four service men who died in World War Two. The Roll of Honour in St Torney’s and the list of Coad’s Green Sunday and Day School members who fought in WW1 have additional names to whom we owe a debt of gratitude. The names of other casualties have also been made known to us. From this small parish we know of over 30 people with connections to the parish who lost their lives as a result of the two world wars. Our roll of honour is shown below.

World War 1

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The 4th of August 2014 marked the centenary of the outbreak of World War One. The North Hill Local History group have prepared a book, ”The Fallen of North Hill Parish”, to remember the men and the woman with connections to the parish who lost their lives in this conflict.

The book was launched on 3rd August 2014 at a presentation, display and book launch at North Hill Village Hall. Images of the day and the posters used can be seen here. Posters include some moving stories and posters about ‘our’ casualties and World War One. If you have an interest in memorabilia or war poetry then the Book Launch page is essential reading for you.

The panel below tells you how to get your copy.

 

The Fallen of North Hill Parish

This book is a ‘must have’ for anybody with an interest in the families of the area or the war. It has 36 pages packed with biographical details of the fallen showing you their life stories, images and connections with North Hill, Coad’s Green and other places in and around the parish. It has been researched and written by local people about local people.

The book is priced at “at least £3”.

Purchase of the book by post (including the book, postage and packing) will cost £4 to an address in the UK (second class post), £5 to an address in Europe and £6 to Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the USA. Please place your order by e-mail to northhillhistorygroup@gmail.com.

Proceeds from the sale of the book will be donated to the Royal British Legion (Launceston).

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We have identified the casualties shown below who have had an association with the parish. As well as the fourteen on the war memorial there are three more mentioned on the Roll of Honour in St Torney’s Church. Another three are shown on the members of Coad’s Green Day and Sunday School lists on the wall of Coad’s Green Church. Some are not recorded anywhere in the parish. If you have any knowledge, information, pictures or artefacts which would be useful in telling their story, please let us know. There are some questions we have yet to unravel for many of these people and any help you can give would be wonderful. Additional information will be published on this website. You can read additional information which has come to light since the book was printed by clicking on the links on the North Hill Parish Roll of Honour, below.

 

Those that fell in the service of their country from World War One who are associated with the parish (including two sets of brothers, Alfred & James Foott and Claude & George Snell):

 

NORTH HILL PARISH ROLL OF HONOUR – WORLD WAR ONE

Leonard Richard Bartlett (1889-1917)

312030; Driver; Canadian Field Artillery, 3rd Division; Ammunition Column

Click here to read more about Leonard Bartlett ...

Buried at St Torney, North Hill

North Hill Parish War Memorial

Roll of Honour in St Torney’s Church, North Hill

William Frederick Bettess (1889-1917)

203106; Lance Corporal; 2nd Battalion Wiltshire Regiment

Click here to read more about William Bettess ...

Buried at Torreken Farm Cemetery in Belgium

Lewannick War Memorial

Edred Buckingham (1876-1916)

269315; Chief Engine Room Artificer 1st Class; HMS Nottingham

Click here to read more about Edred Buckingham ...

Lost at sea

Plymouth Naval Memorial

North Hill Parish War Memorial

Roll of Honour in St Torney’s Church, North Hill

Coad’s Green Sunday and Day School Roll of Honour

Samuel John Buckingham (1897-1918)

27523; Private; Duke Of Cornwall’s Light Infantry

Click here to read more about Samuel Buckingham ...

Buried at St Sever Cemetery, Rouen, France

St Cleer War Memorial

Albert Colwill (1889-1918)

K/18812; Leading Stoker; HMS Anchusa

Click here to read more about Albert Colwill ...

Lost at sea

Plymouth Naval Memorial

North Hill Parish War Memorial

Roll of Honour in St Torney’s Church, North Hill

Mark Duance (1897-1916)

24198; Private; 7th Battalion, Royal Dublin Fusiliers

Click here to read more about Mark Duance ...

Buried at Struma Military Cemetery, Greece

North Hill Parish War Memorial

Roll of Honour in St Torney’s Church, North Hill

Coad’s Green Sunday and Day School Roll of Honour

Alfred Edward Foott (1896-1917)

M/16360;  Carpenters Crew; HMS Vanguard

Click here to read more about Alfred Foott ...

Lost at sea

Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent

North Hill Parish War Memorial

Roll of Honour in St Torney’s Church, North Hill

James Aunger Foott (1892-1917)

M/15887; Carpenter’s Crew; HMS Vala

Click here to read more about James Foott ...

Lost at sea

Plymouth Naval Memorial

North Hill Parish War Memorial

Roll of Honour in St Torney’s Church, North Hill

Elsie Margaret Humphrey (1889-1920)

Sister; Territorial Force Nursing Service

Click here to read more about Elsie Humphrey ...

Buried at St Torney, North Hill

John Henry Hutchings (1882-1918)

33969; Private; D Coy, 13th Battalion Yorkshire Regt. (Green Howards)

Click here to read more about John Henry Hutchings ...

Buried at Mory Abbey Cemetery near Arras , France

Launceston War Memorial (as ‘I’ Hutchings)

North Petherwin War Memorial

Ernest Albert Jasper (1882-1917)

13th Battalion Hants and 34th Training Battalion

To read more about Ernest Jasper on the “South Petherwin WW1 - 100” website, click on the link ...

Buried at the Wesleyan Church, Coad’s Green, North Hill

South Petherwin War Memorial

Lezant War Memorial

Frank Jasper (1893-1917)

36436; Private; 1st Worcestershire Regiment

Click here to read more about Frank Jasper ..

Body never identified or recovered

Thiepval Memorial, France

Lewannick War Memorial

Coad’s Green Sunday and Day School Roll of Honour

John Jasper (1888-1918)

1947; Private; 2nd/7th Cyclist’s Battalion, Devonshire Regiment

Click here to read more about John Jasper ...

Buried at St Torney, North Hill

Roll of Honour in St Torney’s Church, North Hill

Linkinhorne War Memorial

Ernest Jeffery (1886-1916)

4520. Private. B Coy. 52nd Battalion, Australian Imperial Forces (AIF)

Click here to read more about Ernest Jeffery ...

Buried at Lebucquiere Communal Cemetery Extension, Bapaume, France

North Hill Parish War Memorial

Roll of Honour in St Torney’s Church, North Hill

Cecil William Kelly (1891-1916)

10/3620 (alternatively 628493) Private. 2nd Battalion, Wellington Regiment, New Zealand Expeditionary Force (NZEF)

Click here to read more about Cecil Kelly ...

Body never identified or recovered

Caterpillar Valley (NZ) Memorial at Longueval, France

North Hill Parish War Memorial

Tikokino War Memorial, New Zealand.

Roll of Honour in St Torney’s Church, North Hill

William Werry Landrey (1897-1918)

92871; Private; 11th Battalion, Royal Tank Corps

Click here to read more about William Werry Landrey ...

Buried at Windmill British Cemetery, Monchy-le-Preux, France

North Hill Parish War Memorial

Roll of Honour in St Torney’s Church, North Hill

Claude John Hoskin Mitchell (1894-1914)

1453; Private; 5th Battn, Duke Of Cornwall’s Light Infantry

Click here to read more about Claude John Hoskin Mitchell …

Buried at Seaton Valley (Cramlington New) Cemetery, near Blyth, Northumberland

North Hill Parish War Memorial

Roll of Honour in St Torney’s Church, North Hill

Sydney Perry (1895-1916)

17268; Private; 1st Battalion Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry

Click here to read more about Sydney Perry …

Buried at Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt-L’abbe, France

Roll of Honour in St Torney’s Church, North Hill

Coad’s Green Sunday and Day School Roll of Honour

Lewannick War Memorial

Linkinhorne War Memorial

Lewis Reed (1896-1918)

K/30424; Stoker 1st Class; HMS Active

Click here to read more about Lewis Reed …

Buried at St Torney, North Hill

North Hill Parish War Memorial

Roll of Honour in St Torney’s Church, North Hill

George Sargent (1892-1919)

VR/772 CPO Engine Room Artificer 4th Class; HMCS Niobe

Click here to read more about George Sargent …

Buried at Halifax (St. John's) Cemetery, Nova Scotia, Canada

Roll of Honour in St Torney’s Church, North Hill

Linkinhorne War Memorial

John Sloman (1896-1916)

105088; Gunner; Royal Field Artillery; ‘B’ Battery 51st Brigade

Click here to read more about John Sloman

Body never identified or recovered

Thiepval Memorial, France

Coad’s Green Sunday and Day School Roll of Honour

Claude Snell (1884-1918)

14693; A/Lance Corporal; Royal Engineers

Click here to read more about Claude Snell ...

Lost at sea

Chatby Memorial, Alexandria, Egypt

North Hill Parish War Memorial

Roll of Honour in St Torney’s Church, North Hill

Launceston War Memorial

George Snell (1884-1918)

314912; Corporal, RAF

Click here to read more about George Snell ...

Buried at All Saints New Churchyard, Nafferton, Yorkshire

North Hill Parish War Memorial

Roll of Honour in St Torney’s Church, North Hill

Launceston War Memorial

Ernest Thompson (1892-1916)

G/6708; Private; 6th (Service) Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment)

Click here to read more about Ernest Thompson …

Body never identified or recovered

Loos War Memorial, Dud Corner Cemetery, near Loos in France

North Hill Parish War Memorial

Roll of Honour in St Torney’s Church, North Hill

Eric Claude Tucker (1889-1917)

14886; Rifleman; New Zealand Rifle Brigade "D" Coy. 2nd Bn.

Click here to read more about Eric Claude Tucker …

Body never identified or recovered

Tyne Cot Memorial, France

Clive, NZ, War Memorial

 

Frederick Tucker (1872-1918)

50113; Trooper; Wellington Mounted Rifles, N.Z.E.F.

Click here to read more about Frederick Tucker …

Body never identified or recovered

Jerusalem Memorial, Israel

Clive, NZ, War Memorial

 

Joseph Tucker (1887-1918)

43118; Trooper; Imperial Camel Corps (New Zealand) 16th New Zealand Coy

Click here to read more about Joseph Tucker …

Buried at Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel

Clive, NZ, War Memorial

 

 

Alfred Wallis (1879-1917

234598; Private; 44th Battalion Canadian Infantry

Click here to read more about Alfred Wallis …

Buried at Canadian Cemetery No. 2, Neuville-St. Vaast, France

 

Alfred James Wills (1895-1918)

Second Lieutenant; Royal Garrison Artillery, 182nd Siege Battery

Click here to read more about Alfred James Wills …

Buried at Highland Cemetery, Le Cateau, France

Stoke Climsland War Memorial

 

 

Only two, Albert Colwill and Edred Buckingham, of the twenty four were married and only one of those two had a child. Edred Buckingham had a daughter but in turn she had no children. This means that there is no direct descendant of any of the twenty four. How they would be remembered in 100 years time without this book is difficult to imagine.

 

The railings protecting the war memorial were replaced in February 2015. On 13th April 2015 it was reported to the parish council that the war memorial had been listed by English Heritage as a Grade II structure.

 

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Memorial window in St Torney’s Church

 

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The Coad’s Green Sunday and Day School Roll of Honour for World War 1. The fallen have been outlined in black.

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The Roll of Honour in St Torney’s Church, North Hill

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World War 2

 

NORTH HILL PARISH ROLL OF HONOUR – WORLD WAR TWO

Clifford Marsden Brodersen

28903; Gunner; New Zealand Artillery 5 Field Regt.

Click here to read more about Clifford Brodersen …

Buried at Prague War Cemetery, Prague, Czech Republic

Clive, NZ, War Memorial

Joyce Chapman

Click here to read more about Joyce Chapman …

Roll of Honour in St Torney’s Church, North Hill

Altarnun War Memorial

Leslie Daniel

Nothing is known about Leslie Daniel; can you help? Please get in touch.

North Hill Parish War Memorial

Vernand Archie Doney (1904-1944)

D/KX77613; Petty Officer Stoker; HMS Sultan

Click here to read more about Vernand Doney

Lost at sea

Plymouth Naval Memorial

William Russell Doney (1901-1941)

Civilian War Dead

Click here to read more about William Doney

Buried in Plymouth

William Evans

Nothing is known about William Evans; can you help? Please get in touch.

North Hill Parish War Memorial

 

Leslie Maunder (1924-1945)

D/JX164033; able seaman; HMS Exeter

Click here to read more about Leslie Maunder ...

Buried at Ambon Cemetery, Ambon, Indonesia

North Hill Parish War Memorial

 

Maurice Sewell Peters (1917-1942)

5438316; Serjeant; Royal Artillery 4 Maritime Regiment

Click here to read more about Maurice Peters ...

Lost at sea

Plymouth Naval Memorial

Boyton Church Memorial Plaque

Allan Joseph Tucker (1918-1943)

44622; Corporal; New Zealand Army Service Corps

Click here to read more about Allan Joseph Tucker …

Buried at Heliopolis Cemetery, Cairo, Egypt

Clive, NZ, War Memorial

 

Harry Buckingham Wakem

Royal Navy

Click here to read more about Harry Buckingham Wakem

North Hill Parish War Memorial

 

 

Can you help tell the stories of our WW2 fallen? We need your help fill in the gaps.

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The Roll of Honour in St Torney’s Church (shown above) also lists Joyce Chapman as having given her life in the service of her country. Joyce is remembered on the Altarnun War Memorial, shown right.

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Churchill's British Resistance - The Auxiliary Units

The British Resistance Archive has a detailed page of the “Coad’s Green Auxiliary Unit Patrol” which mentions the following members:

·       Sergeant Walter Tucker

·       A Douglas Murray

·       S Jack Gribble

·       W Leonard Brent

·       S Jack Creber joined H M Forces April 1943

·       F Alan Gillbard

·       Arthur F Harris

·       and possibly Sydney T Palmer –

Read more ...

North Hill Home Guard

This picture has been kindly loaned to us by Barbara Lake. Some of the men have been identified by John Panter, Pat Bartlett and Derry Maunder. If you can add to any of the names so far identified, make corrections, or indicate family connections, please do let us know. E-mail to northhillhistory@gmail.com .

Click on the photo for a larger image.

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FRONT ROW: (Positions counter L-R)

1 - Edgar Brent; 4 - Jack Brent (father of Edgar Brent, both of Coad’s Green); 5 - William Panter (great-uncle of John Panter of Lewannick); 7 - Arthur Lea (Trewanta near Trevadlock); 8 - Stuart Dymond (Coad’s Green); 10 - Sid Daniel (Bathpool, grandfather of David); 11 - Garfield Stephens (Trefrize); 12 - Jack Alford (Ashwell)?

SECOND ROW:

6 - Frank Finnamore (Coads Green, grandfather of Joyce); 9 - Ron Lake; 11 - Harold Harris (Bathpool, proprietor of R.Harris & Sons, blacksmiths and machinery)

THIRD ROW

3 - Alfred Burden (Bladder Cottage, Waycross)?; 7 - John Landrey (Way Cross); 8 - Albert Williams; 11 - Ernie Parsons (Illand); 12 - Clifford Hocking (Trefuge)

BACK ROW:

1 - Fred Snook; 4 - Wilfred Lake (Pryors, father of Barbara Lake); 5 - Joe Batten; 7 - Arthur Finnemore; 9 - Jack  Jenkins; 8 - Jack Andrew (Illand); 10 - Basil Palmer (Coad’s Green); 11 -Sid Palmer (uncle of Basil Palmer)

North Hill Women’s Institute in World War II

The Women’s Institute Minute Book which covered the Second World War was destined to be taken away with the rubbish but was saved and has been tucked away in a drawer for some years. The book was passed to the North Hill History Group and some extracts on the ladies’ exploits are shown in this document .. WI in WW2 (pdf file).

The saving of the book and its loan to Coad’s Green WI was reported in the Cornish and Devon Post of 28 May 2015. The article has been extracted and can be seen here.

 

Can you add to our knowledge of our brave service men and women? Contact the webmaster, address below.

 

The four images that make up the banner at the top of this page are (L-R): The parish war memorial at Congdon’s Shop; the fourteen servicemen whose names are remembered on the war memorial at Congdon’s Shop; the Chatham Memorial where the names of sailors whose body was never recovered are remembered; the iconic silhouette from the opening credits of the BBC programme, The Great War.

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