Lelant soldiers who died in World War II
Maxwell Adams 2003-2009
Version 1 February 2009
� Much of the information is from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and is their copyright, reproduced here with permission. Ted Lever also provided some of the information.
Sixteen men (marked *) are commemorated on the Lelant war memorial, along with men from World War I. Harry SMITH, Robert Ramsay TETT, and Hugh Kingsley TREWHELLA are also recorded in this list.
Newton Edward ANDERSON *
Military Cross, lieutenant 66670 Royal Engineers, died 39 August 1944, buried Evreux communal cemetery, row B, grave 29 (CWGC).
James Edward ASQUITH *
Lieutenant 128991 Royal Army Pay Corps, died 8 December 1942 aged forty five. Son of Joshua and Eva ASQUITH, husband of Nellie ASQUITH of Leeds, Yorkshire. Buried Lelant Eastern Cemetery (CWGC).
Thomas Edward CURNOW *
Lieutenant 224183 Royal Army Service Corps, died 4 December 1942 aged forty one. Buried Yaba cemetery, Lagos, Nigeria, plot 4, row E, grave 6 (CWGC). Born in St Ives; he and his wife lived in Lelant then Carbis Bay. Died of illness. He is commemorated on the plaque at Carbis Bay Memorial Hall (Ted Lever).
Hugh Diarmid Sherbrooke
Flying officer 40215 pilot, 21 Bombing Squadron, Royal Air Force, died 8 June 1940 aged twenty six. Son of Joseph and Margaret McNaughton (Meta) DUNFORD-WOOD, husband of Peggy Joan DUNFORD-WOOD, nee FARLOW, of Clapham Park, London. Buried Abbeville communal cemetery, plot 8, row A, joint grave 8-9 (CWGC). His mother, a widow, lived at Duluth, Lelant (now called Towans Farmhouse, Church Road, Lelant) during the war. The Times has in memoriam notices 22 March 1941 and 8 June 1942 and a birth notice for his daughter 24 August 1940.
Daniel EDWARDS *
Corporal 14247740 1/4th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment, died 8 October 1944 aged twenty six. Son of Richard R and Hettie L EDWARDS of St Ives. Buried Assisi cemetery, 11.B.2 (CWGC).
Gillichrist MacNAGHTEN *
Lieutenant 642 Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Died 9 June 1943. Commemorated Portsmouth Naval Memorial, panel 80, column 1 (CWGC). Lived at Rosedale, 4 Mount Pleasant, Lelant.
Richard John Harold MUDGE *
Second lieutenant 126764 Royal Artillery, died 30 June 1940, aged twenty. Son of Richard Harold and Evelyn Gwendoline MUDGE of Lelant (CWGC). Accidentally shot (St Ives Times 5 July 1940). Buried in the Eastern Cemetery, Lelant.
James Kitchener Wendle PAUL *
Sergeant 1380882, 218 Squadron, RAF Volunteer Reserve, RAF Marham. Wireless operator and gunner (CWGC). Killed when his aeroplane, Stirling W7473, crashed in Ingram's Field, Clenchwarton, Norfolk 23 April 1942; memorialised at Clenchwarton (information from Douglas Thomas). He was twenty seven (St Ives Times 27 April 1942). His parents, Francis Angwin and Fanny Evelyn PAUL, lived at St Erth and he is buried in the churchyard there.
William B PAUL*
James Stevens PAYNTER *
Leading steward LT/S 63705, HM Trawler Ellesmere, RN Patrol Service, died 24 February 1945 when his boat was sunk in the English Channel; he was twenty six (St Ives Times 9 March 1945). His wife, Hazel Paynter, lived at Chapel Cottages, Lelant. Commemorated Lowestoft Naval Memorial, panel 17, column 3 (CWGC).
Oliver TM RAYMOND
Osborne REYNOLDS *
Lieutenant 87033, 200 Field Company, Royal Engineers, died 7 May 1940. Son of Henry Osborne and Dora REYNOLDS. Buried Lille Southern Cemetery, plot 6, row C, grave 10 (CWGC).
Richard Henry REYNOLDS
Lieutenant 172243, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry, King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (1st Battalion), died 2 April 1944 aged twenty three. Son of Henry Osborne and Dora REYNOLDS of Carbis Bay. Buried Beach Head War Cemetery, Anzio, VIII.G.8(CWGC).
Joseph RUSHBROOKE *
Born 20 December 1921. Pilot officer 60816, 105 Squadron, RAF Volunteer Reserve, killed in action 25 May 1941. Commemorated Runnymede Memorial, panel 34 (CWGC); Carbis Bay Memorial Hall, Cornwall (Ted Lever); and on the grave of his parents in southern burial ground of St Uny's church, Lelant. His parents were Major Charles Joseph Rushbrooke HAC (Honorable Artillery Company) and Elizabeth Winifred Rushbrooke. PRO AIR27/826 gives details of the operations of 105 Squadron and Rushbrooke (Ted Lever).
Sergeant 5247955, Worcester Regiment, died 13 April 1942 (CWGC). His grave is in the Eastern Cemetery, Lelant. He is commemorated on the Plaque at Carbis Bay Memorial Hall (Ted Lever).
Robert Ramsay TETT
Midshipman, Royal Naval Reserve, on HMS Wild Swan , killed on active service on 1 March 1940. He is commemorated on panel 44, column 1 of the Royal Naval Memorial, Portsmouth (CWGC). He is also commemorated on the grave of his parents, George William and Avis Kathleen TETT of Carbis Bay in the Eastern cemetery, Lelant.
Hugh Kingsley TREWHELLA
Flight-Sergeant 614269, W.Op./Air Gnr., 150th Squadron, RAF. Killed in action, aged twenty one, buried in the British Military Cemetery, Germany (gravestone at Lelant of his parents, Harry Benny and Olivia Winifed Maddern TREWHELLA, on which he is commemorated). Died 11 May 1941, buried in Becklingen War Cemetery, Soltau, Lower Saxony, Germany (CWGC).
William T UREN
The name on the village war memorial is William J UREN. However, I think he is William T UREN who was a stoker petty officer D/KK 77861 on HMS Gipsy, a Royal Navy destroyer. Died 21 November 1939 aged thirty when the ship struck a mine off Harwich, Suffolk. Buried in the naval cemetery at St Mary's church, Shotley, Suffolk: section N, grave 17. His wife was Winfred UREN of Penzance and his parents James B and Alice UREN (CWGC).
John Charles WILTON *
Aircraftman 1st class 1407563 RAF Volunteer Reserve, died 13 July 1945, aged thirty four. Son of John Henry and Beatrice Grace WILTON; husband of Sarah Ann WILTON of St Ives. Commemorated Jakarta War Cemetery, Indonesia, 3.G.6 (CWGC). Died while a prisoner of the Japanese (Cornishman 11 October 1945 page 7).
Men of Lelant parish who served in World War I and survived
The lions of Lelant
Lelant war memorial