The Wounded and Awarded of WW1

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Private Adams and Johns wounded notification, May 5th, 1917
Private Adams and Johns wounded notification, May 5th, 1917
Sapper A. Avery awarded Military Medal Jan 1918
Sapper A. Ayres awarded Military Medal Jan 1918

Warrant Officer S. Avery was awarded the D.S.M. in October 1917, for conspicuous gallantry in handling his gun in several engagements. He also won the French M.M. He was the third son of Mr J. Avery.

Private A. Badge of Launceston was wounded in October 1917.

E. D. Barclay death announcement June 9th, 1917
E. D. Barclay death announcement June 9th, 1917

E. D. Barclay Military Cross July 1917

Mr. Barker of Ashwater was wounded in March, 1918.

Corporal J. W. H. Baskerville, Devon Regt., of Launceston, wounded in May 11th, 1918.

Lance-Corp R. Bennett home on leave October 13th, 1917
Lance-Corp R. Bennett home on leave October 13th, 1917

Bombardier Berry Belben of the Royal Filed Artillery, son of Mr and Mrs H. Belben, Newport, Launceston, was wounded in the left eye, left left side of the neck and left shoulder, when a shell burst about five yards from him. As soon as he saw the flash of the shell, he had the presence of mind to fall first on the ground. One man and horse by his side and two men and four horses behind him were killed with many more being wounded. He had previously been gassed.

Sergeant Major Bennetts of Launceston was wounded in April. 1918.

Private Berryman being wounded on April 20th, 1918
Private Berryman being wounded on April 20th, 1918

Private Berryman formerly Police Constable of Pipers Pool was wounded in April, 1918.

 Private T. Bradshaw of Lifton was wounded in September 1917.

Private F. Brook of Lifton was wounded in August, 1918.

Sergeant S. Brookham, Devon Yeomanry, of West Druxton, Werrington, was wounded in September, 1918. 

Private Tom Brown, Royal berks Reg., of Launceston, was listed as missing on May 11th, 1918 and the on May 25, he is listed as a POW in Germany.

Signaller W. Brown from Altarnun was wounded in August,1917.

Private S. Burford, Worcester Regt., of St. Stephens, Launceston was wounded during fighting on the Western Front in September 1916. He enlisted at the outbreak of war and had been in France for eighteen months prior to this, He recuperated at Ramsgate Hospital. 

R. F. M. Buller, Middlesex Regt., son of former Rector of Lifton (Rev. Richard Buller) was killed in September, 1918.

Private Stephens John Burnard of Cardew Farm, Warbstow was slightly wounded in November, 1918, and recuperated in Torquay Hospital. 

2nd Lieutenant Fred Burnett awarded the M.C. in November 1917.
2nd Lieutenant Fred Burnett awarded the M.C. in November 1917.

Sergeant George Clements, D.C.L.I., formerly employed by Shuler and Reed, Launceston was killed in March, 1918.

Private Tom Collins, Oxford and Bucks L.I., of Launceston was wounded in May 18th, 1918.

Private John Colwill death announcement, September 8th, 1917
Private John Colwill death announcement, September 8th, 1917

Private W. J. Couch of Bolventor serving with the Cornwall Pioneers was wounded in August 1917.

Private Percy Cowling, Devon Regt., of Garracot Farm, Tremaine who joined the colours in June, 1918, was recuperating in a Leicester Hospital suffering from shrapnel wounds in the leg.

Private F. Danning from North Petherwin and of the D.C.L.I. was severely wounded in the ‘great push on Cambrai’ and was taken to hospital in a serious condition. November, 1917.

Chief Petty Officer (Service No. 164941) Frank Daw (HMS Goliath) of Egloskerry was listed as being a POW in German East Africa for over two years in February 1917. C.P.O. Daw was one of a party consisting of twenty officers and men who put off in a launch from HMS Goliath for a German wireless station on the German East Africa coast during November, 1914, and were taken prisoner. 

Private Arthur T. Deacon, Devon Regt., of Killikoff, Egloskerry, was wounded in October, 1918.

John Deacon, Gunnery Instructor in the Royal Navy was among those mentioned for good work on the list of distinction won during the Battle of Jutland. 1916. He later in November 1917 was gazetted to receive the bronze medal for valour by the King of Italy. 

Mr. George Doidge, Church Street, Launceston, reported as missing on May 25th, 1918.

Private Frank Duke or Yeolmbridge was taken prisoner by the German’s in May, 1918.

Acting Sergeant A. J. Dyer  (D.C.L.I. 11390) eldest son of Mrs J. Dyer of Lifton who served his apprenticeship with the Cornish and Devon Post was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal for conspicuous gallantry in action. On October 1st, 1916, during operations at Guedecourt, he led his patrol under intense fire with great courage and skill, gaining his objective. Later, he maintained his position for two days until relieved.

Red Cross Nurse, Minnie Edgecombe, of Newport Launceston, was wounded in the face, September, 1919.

Private T. Ellacott of Ashwater was wounded in March, 1918. 

Two wounded Lifton Soldiers May 1917
Two wounded Lifton Soldiers May 1917

Private J. Evans of Egloskerry, was reported missing in July, 1918.

Lance-Corporal A. Finnimore, of Beardon, Boyton, was a POW in Germany, May 11th, 1918.

Private J. T. Fry of Warbstow was wounded in November 1917.

Private Maurice Fuge of  Coombeshead, Lewannick who had enlisted in 1914, was wounded in the face by gunshot on October 26th, 1917. He recuperated at Reading.

Gunner S. B. Fuge, R.G.A., of Coads Green, was wounded in May, 1918.

Private J. Gay, of Warbstow was listed as missing, May 11th, 1918.

Private G. Glanville of Lifton was wounded in November, 1918. 

Private F. Gliddon, of Warbstow was a POW in Germany, May 11th, 1918.

Private Lewis Goodman, son of Mr and Mrs Goodman, East Penrest, Lezant, was wounded in France March, 1918. He was hit in four places in the right leg. He was at the time of enlisting working for the Cornish and Devon Post.

Captain H. Gotto, of Werrington (wounded in September, 1916 and again in April, 1918.)

Sergeant Richard Gynn of Overwood Farm, Langore, who enlisted in the Royal Devon Yeomanry in November, 1914 (attached to the 9th Devons) was wounded in the left shoulder in May, 1917, and recuperated in the Canadian Hospital, Boulogne.

Private M. B. Hardy of the Walk, Launceston was wounded in October 1917. 

Private Herbert L. Hardy of the South African Infantry, was taken prisoner during the German Spring Offensive of 1918. 

Private Maurice Hart of Launceston (wounded in November 1917 and again in September 1918 this time in the neck)

Private L. C. Herring of Egloskerry, was taken prisoner by the Germans, June, 1918.

 

Private J. Hawke home on leave November 10th, 1917
Private J. Hawke home on leave November 10th, 1917

Private F. Hicks, of Race Hill, Launceston, was wounded in May, 1918.

Private Cecil Hicks, Royal North Lancs., of Race Hill, Launceston was wounded in September, 1918.

Gunner C. Hillman of St. Thomas, Launceston, was wounded in March, 1918.

W. Hillman of Launceston was wounded in August 1917.

Private A. Hodge missing January 19th, 1918
Private A. Hodge missing January 19th, 1918

William Horrell wounded October 1917

Private J. H. Horrell, D.C.L.I., of Launceston, was wounded April 27th, 1918.

Private William Horrell of Boyton was wounded in October 1917 and again in March, 1918.

Sergeant J. H. Jasper, M.G.C., of Werrington was wounded in July, 1918.

Private S. J. Jeanes of 5, Western Terrace, Launceston, serving with the Lanour Battalion was laid up in hospital in April, 1918, suffering with trench fever. 

Private Thomas Jenkin Home on Leave February 1918
Private Thomas Jenkin Home on Leave February 1918

Thomas was taken prisoner during the German Spring Offensive of 1918.

Gunner W. T. Jenkin September 4th, 1917
Gunner W. T. Jenkin September 4th, 1917
North Petherwin Lads home on leave, March 30th, 1918
North Petherwin Lads home on leave, March 30th, 1918

Staff-Sergeant Arthur Lea of North Hill was wounded in November 1917, the second time of being wounded. In December, 1918 he was awarded the Military Medal for conspicuous bravery. He had enlisted in September, 1914 and had fought in most of the major battles.

Mr.  H. E. C. Lewis, Tank Corps, of Hendra, Launceston, was taken prisoner by the Germans, July, 1918.

Private W. M. J. Llewellin of Launceston was reported missing on September 7th, 1918. It was later confirmed that he had been killed.

Private James Logg, of Northgate Street, Launceston was wounded in September, 1918. 

Private Stanley Martyn, of Newhay, Altarnun was reported to be a POW in Germany, September, 1918. 

 

Trooper R S Mason of Athill in 1914
Trooper R S Mason of Athill in 1914
Trooper R S Mason wounded article
Trooper R S Mason wounded article

George Mason of Egloskerry was wounded and taken to hospital in September 1917.

Private A. J. Mildren, D.C.L.I., of Launceston, was wounded May, 1918.

Private Cyril J. Morcom, M.G.C., of Coads Green, was wounded in May, 1918.

Private R. J. Moss
Private R. J. Moss

Son of Mr and Mrs Moss, of Hendra, Dunheved Road, he won the Military  Medal in August 1917. He was in Canada when was broke out, and, like many, immediately enlisted with the Battalion of Winnipeg and after six months training returned with the Battalion to England. It was whilst fighting at Vimy Ridge that he gained the award through a recommendation by Colonel R. D. Davies and Brig-Gen. Hillman. He had undertaken dangerous work and displayed wonderful coolness and courage under heavy shell fire whilst carrying messages in connection with the capture of the notorious Vimy Ridge.

Private J. Mutton of the D.C.L.I. from Thorn House, Five Lanes, had been admitted to hospital in September 1917, after suffering from gun shot wounds in the left arm. He had previously wounded badly in May of the same year and spending time back in England to recuperate. He was again wounded in May, 1918.

Private Tom Northcott of Trekenner, Lezant, was sounded in the arm in April, 1918.

Private T. L. Oke, London Regiment, of Launceston, was wounded April 27th, 1918.

Dunheved College old boys September 1917
Dunheved College old boys September 1917

J. Oliver was wounded in September 1917.

Samuel Parson, Aeroplane Accident, August 4th, 1918.
Samuel Parsons, Aeroplane Accident, August 4th, 1918.
2nd Lieut Patch December, 1917.
2nd Lieut Patch December, 1917.

Private Charlie E. Paul, son of Mr and Mrs T. Paul, of Truscott and formerly in the employ of Barriball and Sons, was wounded on March 28th in France. He had joined the army in November, 1915. He was wounded in the right foot with a gunshot. An operation was performed at the War Hospital, Dundee, owing to poisoning having set in, and it was found necessary to open the leg from heel to knee.

Driver S. J. Pearce home on leave November 3rd, 1917
Driver S. J. Pearce home on leave November 3rd, 1917

Captain Leslie H. Peter, R.F.C. (son of Mr and Mrs C. H. Peter, Craigmore) was awarded the Military Cross in May 1917. He had taken part in several aerial reconnaissance far over the German lines.

Cecil Pethick of Torr, Egloskerry was wounded in October 1917 and was evacuated to hospital in England to recuperate. He returned to the front but was reported as being missing on May 18th, 1918. On July 27th, he was reported as being a POW in Germany. 

Rifleman W. J. Prouse, son of Mr and Mrs Prouse, No 1, Hill Park, Launceston, was wounded on July 27th, 1918.

Major F. S. Pyne of the Royal Filed Artillery, son of Mr and Mrs R. H. Pyne, of Ercildoune, was wounded by shell fire in France during April, 1917. He had proceeded to the Front on October 1st, 1914, and took part in many of the subsequent battles. This was the second time he had been wounded, the first occasion coming during the second battle of Ypres in May, 1915.

Private Frank Rawle, D.C.L.I., son of the late Mr J. F. Rawle and Mrs Rawle, of Egloskerry, was wounded in May, 1917, being admitted to hospital in England. 

Private T. Reddlcliffe, of Launceston was wounded in May, 1918.

Private Albert Reed, D.C.L.I., of Troswell was wounded in the legs during April, 1918. He recuperated in Hospital in Manchester. 

Sergeant E. J. Rendle of Lezant was awarded the D.C.M. in September 1916. ‘For conspicuous gallantry when leading his platoon on the morning of August 22nd, 1916, in the trenches south of Thiepval. He succeeded in holding up the enemy with his bombing parties and then captured a barricade with the bayonet, dealing with the whole of the enemy holding it.’

Sergeant W. G. Robbins, connected to Launceston was killed October 1917.

Second-Lieutenant Grenville Robbins, son of Sir Alfred Robbins was wounded, September 1918.

April, 1918

Private S. C. Rundle of the Devon Regiment from Oakleigh, Launceston, was awarded the Military Medal in August, 1917. 

Private W. Sandercock of Altarnun (wounded in September, 1916 and again in May, 1918)

Elias Sanders MM June 1917
Elias Sanders MM June 1917

Private W. J. Savage, of St. Giles in the Heath, wounded May 25th, 1918.

Mr. W. K. Shopland, late of Launceston, was wounded in May, 1918.

Private W. Sleeman of Ashwater was wounded in March, 1918.

Private J. P. Smale of Brazacot, North Petherwin, was gassed in August, 1918.

Private Percy Smith of Crossgate, Werrington (wounded September 1916)

Private William Spry of Ashwater, was reported missing in April, 1918, later confirmed as being a POW in Germany.

Private F. Squire, of Warbstow was POW in Germany, May 11th, 1918.

Lance Corporal Frank Steed of Penglos, Lezant was wounded in March, 1918. His elder brother was killed in action on September 21st, 1918

Mr. Leighton C. Toms, Yeolmbridge was reported as being a POW in Germany, May 18th, 1918.

Lance-Corporal Mark Tremlett, of Launceston, was wounded in March, 1918.

John Symons, Egloskerry, C&D 1916
John Symons, Egloskerry, C&D 1916

Private J. Horswell Treleaven, Tank Corps. of Launceston was reported to be missing on September 7th, 1918 but it was later confirmed in October that he was a POW in Germany.

W. Trewin of Launceston(wounded in August 1916)

Edwin Uglow of Troswell, North Petherwin was wounded on March 25th, and was recovering in hospital in France at the beginning of April, 1918.

Lance-Corporal G. Tucker, D.C.L.I., of Launceston, was wounded in May, 1918.

Private Venning of Launceston (wounded in September 1916)

Gunner Horace Vosper of Bamham, Launceston (wounded in November 1917)

Private F. Wakem of the D.C.L.I. was wounded and admitted to hospital on August 18th, 1917. He had been engaged in a bayonet charge, and received a flesh wound in the leg. He succeeded in bringing in his assailant as a prisoner. For this he was awarded the Military Medal on the recommendation of Captain R. W. Whitely.

Second-Lieutenant C. T. Walters of Launceston was wounded in March, 1918.

Lane Corporal W. Watters was promoted to Corporal, May 5th, 1917.

Private F. Way of Hart’s Farm, Lifton was wounded in September 1917.

Private W. H. Webber of Launceston, was wounded  June 8th, 1918.

Gunner S. P. Wenmouth son of Mr A. G. Wenmouth, ironmonger, etc., of Broad Street, Launceston was wounded on September 26th, 1916 and was sent back to base to recuperate. At the time it was reported that Gunner Wenmouth was connected with one of the British land dreadnoughts, better known as the ‘tanks,’ and he was taking part in the Battle of the Somme. 

Sergeant Cecil Westlake, Western Road, Launceston, was reported as being a POW in Germany on May 18th, 1918.

Private A. Whitford Wounded October 20th, 1917
Private A. Whitford Wounded October 20th, 1917
Drummer G. Wicks winning the Croix de Gurre February, 1918
Drummer G. Wicks winning the Croix de Guerre February, 1918
Drummer Wick's Honoured March 9th, 1918
Drummer Wick’s Honoured March 9th, 1918

Private C. Williams, Lifton was wounded in July, 1918.

William Wilton son of Mr and Mrs T. Wilton of the Sportsmans Arms, Treburley, was wounded in March, 1918.

 

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