Dunheved College’s fallen from WW1
DUDLEY C D BENNETT
Dudley was born 1897 to Daniel and Gertrude Bennett at Lowestoft, Suffolk. His Father was a Baptist Minister which brought the family to Launceston sometime between 1902 and 1911 taking up residence at Melrose, St. Thomas Road. On leaving school Dudley, became a Chemists Assistant.
Dudley enlisted with the Royal Army Medical Corps (Regimental No. 74133) in 1915 at Bodmin but was transferred to the London Regiment on the 15th of May 1916 (Regimental No 702247) serving in the 23rd Battalion. He saw service in France for 6 months in 1916 before embarking to Salonika in December 1916 until June of 1917 whereby he his Battalion were transferred to Egypt on the 15th of June 1917.
He was killed in action in the Egyptian theatre on the 7th of November 1917. He is buried at the Jerusalem Memorial, Yerushalayim. Israel.
ARTHUR CECIL BUDDEN
Arthur served in the Merchant Navy and died of enteric fever in Iran on the 22nd of September 1918 whilst serving as Forth Officer aboard the H.M.T. “Sofala,” part of the Mercantile Marine. He was interred at the Tehran War Cemetery, Iran.
CHARLES Edward BUTT
Charles was born in 1886 . He was serving as a 2nd Lieutenant with the Gloucestershire Regiment 10th Battalion when he was killed in action in France on the 4th of April 1918. In his will it was stated that he resided at Westbury-on-Trym, Somerset and he left his effects totaling £3,434 1s. 3d. To John Pittman Curtis ironmonger and his father Robert Henry Coate Butt merchant and one time mayor of Weston-super-Mare.
HARRY ATHELSTAN CHUTER
Harry was born in 1895 to George and Dorothy Chuter at Stamford Hill, London. His father was an architect and surveyor. Having attended Dunheved College he left to work as a Chartered Accountant’s Clerk. He enlisted with the Royal Fusiliers 2nd Battalion (Regimental No. 1992). He was transferred to the Royal Flying Corps as a Lieutenant flying with 70 Squadron. He was reported as missing on the 25th March 1917 and was confirmed as having died on that date through a German newspaper report from the 2nd of June 1917.
GEORGE JAMES CUNNACK
George was born in 1896 to George E. and Annie Cunnack at Helston. His father was a member of a long running Helston family business of Tanners and Curriers. He attended Dunheved College and is shown in the 1911 Census at the College. He initially enlisted with the Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry but was transferred to the Corps of Royal Engineers and rose in the ranks to Temporary Lieutenant. He was badly injured in battle whilst Acting Captain and died of his wounds at home on October 17th, 1918. He was interred at Helston Parish Churchyard.
William was born in 1896 to William and Anna Ruth Dingley at Barnet, Hertfordshire. His father was a colonial buyer who originated from Sherborne. After his education at Dunheved College he joined Guys Hospital in London on August 23rd, 1913 to study Dental Pupilage and Chemistry and Physics. Joined the U.P.S. in September, 1914, went with the Brigade to France, November, 1915, was gazetted to the 7th Suffolks, July 1916. After fighting on the Somme, he was killed near Arras gallantly leading his platoon, April 29th, 1917. He was interred at the Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun.
JACK A J EVANS
No information available.
ERNEST GRAINGER EVELEIGH
Ernest was born in 1892 to Charles and Esther Eveleigh at Western Villas, Launceston. His Father was a Wholesale Stationer. He had 6 siblings. He was educated at Dunheved College and was a member of the Castle Street Church being a Sunday School Teacher for many years. On leaving school he joined his Fathers business as an assistant before taking up a position working in the City of London in 1914. It was on his way home for two week’s leave, in 1915, that he came upon a recruitment centre and realising that many men were already fighting, decided to enlist there and then with the 1st London Regiment as a Private (Regimental No. 4587). He was instantly killed whilst on sentry duty in his companies trench by a shell that exploded near him on the evening of the 16th of July 1916.
EDWARD SIDNEY HAIN
Edward was born in 1895 at St. Ives, Cornwall to Edward and Margaret Hain. He was a Second Lieutenant with the King’s Royal Rifle. He was killed in action on November 21st, 1917. His body was never identified but his name is commemorated on the Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, Departement du Nord, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France, Plot: Panel 9.
Benjamin was born in 1885 to Benjamin and Sarah Hardy in Hampshire. His Father was the Headmaster for Dunheved College from 1896 to 1929. Benjamin married Elizabeth and lived at no 6, Bolan Street, Bridge Road, Battersea, London, at the time of his death in 1918. He enlisted at Woolwich with the East Kent Regiment (Regimental No 4621) but later transferred to the Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) (Regimental No. 14643) serving with the 18th Battalion. He died of his wounds on the 25th of April 1918. He is buried at the St. Acheul French National Cemetery, Amiens.
JOHN HAROLD KEEBLE
John was born on February 20th, 1898 to John and Caroline Keeble at Hall, Brantham, Samford, Suffolk. His father was a farmer. He enlisted as 2nd Lieutenant on July 6th, 1917 with the Royal Flying Corps. He was killed in an aeroplane accident over Dover on October 27th 1917. ‘2 Lt J H Keeble and 2 Lt Leslie Sidney Hudson (formerly 1st Bn, Glos Regt) of No 49 Sqn RFC were killed in an accident while flying in DH4 A7693 on 27 October 1917. The aeroplane side-slipped after a vertical bank too near the ground.’ He left a widow in Florence Mae Keeble. He was interred at St Michael the Archangel’s Church Cemetery, Brantham.
MANLEY ROY LORY
Manley was born in 1891 to James and Elizabeth Lory at Cury, Helston, Cornwall. His father was a farmer although he died before Manley was ten by which time the family had moved to Truro. He enlisted with the Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort’s Own) (Regimental No. S/3796) as a rifleman.
He was killed in action September 25th, 1915 whilst serving in France.
FRED WESLEY LEWIS
Fred was born in 1899 to Frederick and Hester Lewis at New Maldon, Surrey. His father was a foreman of a composing room. He initially enlisted at Launceston with the Dorset Yeomanry (4th Field Survey Company, R.E.)(Regimental No. 2540) but was later transferred to the Royal Engineers (Regimental No. 361452) where he served as a Sapper. He was killed in action on October 11th, 1918.
BERTRAM CHURCHWARD MURTON
Bertram was born in 1897 to S. Churchward and Grace Murton at Werrington, Devon. His Father was a Gardener on the Werrington Park Estate, but by 1915 had moved to Church Street, Launceston. He attended Dunheved College.
He enlisted at Launceston with the DCLI 6th Battalion as a Private (Regimental No 26763). He died on the16th of September 1916 after a battle at Geudecourt. His name is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Thiepval, Departement de la Somme, Picardie, France, Plot: Pier and Face 6 B.
LESLIE ALFRED OAKEY
Leslie was born in 1894 to William and Elizabeth Oakey at Christchurch, Hampshire. His father was a draper. He enlisted at Lincoln initially with the Royal Fusiliers (Regimental No. PS/3055) as a private, but was later transferred to the Machine Gun Corps as a 2nd Lieutenant serving with the 214th Battalion. He was killed in action on June 15th, 1917.
LESLIE NOEL PERKIN
Leslie was born in 1894 to John and Evangeline Perkin at Lamerton. His father was a farmer at Ottery Farm, Lamerton. After attending Launceston College, Leslie emigrated to Canada along with his elder brother Henry. Whilst in Canada he played for the Canadian Pacific Cricket Club of Winnipeg. When war broke out he and his brother both enlisted with the Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment) (Service No. 735) serving with the 8th Battalion. He was killed in action at Vimy Ridge on May 22nd, 1915 just a month after his brother Henry had been killed. His body was never identified but his name is commemorated on the Vimy Ridge memorial.
E HARRY PRIOR
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MONTAGUE GUY PETHICK
Montague or ‘Montie’ as he was known was born in 1898 to Richard and Amy Pethick at Egloskerry. He enlisted at Salisbury with the Devonshire Regiment (Regimental No. 290785) as a Private with the 9th service Battalion. He was killed in action on October 26th, 1917 whilst fighting in France. The family had moved to Milton Abbott and he is remembered on the villages war memorial.
IAN C ROBERTSON
Ian was born in 1895 at Selkirk, Scotland. I cannot find any information on his military service.
LESLIE HICKS ROLSTON
Leslie was born in 1896 to George and Elizabeth Rolston at Stoke Damerel. His father was a surgeon. After attending Garfield House and Dunheved College, Leslie went to London to study for the Indian Civil service. He enlisted with the R.G.A. as a 2nd Lieutenant. H e was promoted Lieutenant on March 5th, 1918. He was taken part with the 182 Siege Battalion at Vimy Ridge, Messines and around Ypres where he was wounded by a shell exploding in his mess. He was taken to No. 5 Casualty Clearing Station where he died of his wounds on April 1st, 1918. He was interred at the Picquigny British Cemetery.
GEORGE R RIDELY
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Leonard was born in 1882 to Thomas and Mary Roseveare at St. German. His father was a farmer. On leaving Dunheved College, Leonard was studying Electrical engineering. Leonard married Margaret Wevill at St. Mary’s Church in 1913. He enlisted with the Royal Garrison Artillery as a 2nd Lieutenant. He was mentioned in dispatches for gallantry. I have no other information on him.
JOHN R SHARP
Jack was born in 1895 to Charles Orchard and Louisa Sharpe at Islington, London. His Father was a Journalist and in 1904 was the Editor for the Cornish and Devon Post in Launceston. Jack had attended Dunheved College (now Launceston College) by 1911 the family had moved to Plymouth.
On leaving school, Jack began work in the National Provincial Bank at the Brixham branch where he was still working as a Bank Clerk when he enlisted at Paignton in 1914.
He was Acting Bombardier (No. 748) of the 2nd Devon Battery, the 4th battalion, the Wessex Brigade; attached to the 15th Division Signal Company. He died on the 15th of August 1916 in a drowning accident whilst on a steamer travelling up the Euphrates River.
Tom was born at Tooting, London . He enlisted with the Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders as a private (Regimental No. 2204) serving with the 4th Battalion. He was killed in action on June 16th, 1915 whilst fighting in France.
John was born in 1898 at Tooting, London (quite likely to have been the brother of Thomas above). He enlisted with the 14th (County of London) Battalion (London Scottish) as a private (Regimental No. 511054). He was killed in action on November 11th, 1917.
WILLIAM P STIDSON
No information available.
JOHN TROLOVE SHARPLEY
John was born in 1895 at Launceston to Clement and Edith (nee Eggins) Sharpley. His father, hailing from Lincoln, was a Bank accountant and by 1811 was a Bank Manager in Holsworthy. After leaving Dunheved College John worked as a Bank Clerk in Weymouth. He enlisted in August 1916 with the Middlesex Regiment (Regimental No. G/40131) as a private. He joined the 12th Battalion on September 1st, 1916 and was wounded whilst fighting at Thiepval on September 26th, 1916 and died later that day from his wounds. His name is commemorated on the Holsworthy War memorial.
Arnold was born at Cape Colony, South Africa to Eliza H L Theobald and the Rev L A Theobald in 1890. His Father was a Methodist missionary whose early death prompted William’s Mother , Eliza, to return to London with her three children. They arrived on the ‘ Tantallon Castle’ in August 1897 and settled in the suburbs of Tooting. On leaving Dunheved College, Arnold returned to live with his mother and sister Agnes at Wandsworth, London and working as a shipping clerk. He enlisted with the Welsh Horse Yeomanry (Regimental No. 493). It appears that he was transferred later to the Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment) as a Lieutenant serving with the 7th Battalion (Territorial). He died on June 29th, 1918. His younger brother William Oswald Theobald (who is remembered on the South Petherwin War Memorial) also perished in the war.