St Agnes World War Two

These names were taken from the war memorial that is located near the parish church in St Agnes.

The additional information about rank, serial number, age, family etc. is taken from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission on line database.


Bn. - Battalion

Coy. - Company

DCLI - Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry

MC - Military Cross

RAMC - Royal Army Medical Corps

RE - Royal Engineers

Regt. - Regiment

RNR - Royal Naval Reserve

RNVR - Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve



World War Two

Frank Beard

Charles Ewart Butson

Trooper     HQ Sqdn. Staffordshire Yeomanry, Royal Armoured Corps  No. 5443136

 23.3.1945  Age 31

Son of Arthur and Eliza Dunstan Butson of St Agnes, husband of Gwendolin Ethel Butson of St Agnes

Buried at Reichwald Forest War Cemetery  Germany

Richard Henry Bennallack

Private  2nd Bn.   South Wales Borderers,    No. 14585051

8.7.1944   Age 19

Buried at Bayeux War Cemetery, France

Dennis Donahue

Leading Aircraftsman  RAF Volunteer Reserve    No. 1269423

13.11.1941  Age 30

Son of Dennis and Ada Elizabeth Donohue of St Agnes, Cornwall

Buried at Mount Hope (St Paul's Anglican) Cemetery, Ontario, Canada

L/A/man Donahue died whilst training at No.33 Air Navigation School, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Thomas John Dyer

Sapper   Royal Engineers     No. 1990866

4.6.1946  Age 33

Son of Thomas and Margaret Dyer, husband of Doris May Dyer of Cubert, Cornwall

 Buried at Cubert Cemetery, Cornwall

 Reginald Ellis

Sergeant   RAF Volunteer Reserve    775 Squadron   No. 1153272

1.6.1942    Age 29

Son of Edward and Annie Maud Mary Ellis, husband of Doreen G Ellis of St Agnes, Cornwall

Commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial,Surrey

William Henry Fiddock

Aircraftsman 2nd Class    RAF   204 Squadron    No. 619855 1

5.10.1939    Age 18

Son of Henry James Fiddock and Mary Fiddock (nee Jenkin) of St Agnes, Cornwall

Commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial, Surrey

Edward Foote

Thomas Henry Geake

Major    10th Bn.,     Punjab Regt.      No. A/1/701

6.6.1942    Age 43

Indian.   Son of William and Irene M Geake, husband of Jessie Eveline Geake of Killara, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Commemorated on the Rangoon Memorial, Myanmar (Burma)

Francis Lewis Hancock

Private    2nd Bn., Royal Sussex Regt.      No. 5626312

25.10.1942   Age 22

Son of John Herbert and Emily Blanche Hancock of Kingsand, Cornwall

Buried at El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt

William Edward Johnson

Chief Stoker   RN   HMS Courageous   No. D/K/61710

17.9.1939   Age 39

Son of Albert Edward and Sarah Johnson, husband of Edith Kathleen Johnson of Churchtown St Agnes, Cornwall

Commemorated on the Plymouth Naval Memorial

William Cecil Luke

Private    2/5th Bn.,Leicestershire Regt.    No. 319502

6.12.1943   Age 29

Son of William and Frances Ann Luke, husband of Dorothy Alberta Luke of Handsworth, Birmingham

Buried at Minturno War Cemetery, Italy

Eric L Fletcher Mitchell

Guardsman   2nd Bn., Grenadier Guards  No.2622849

18th July 1944   Age 22

Son of James Gordon Mitchell and Minnie Gladys Mitchell of Trevellas, Cornwall

Commemorated on the Bayeux Memorial, France

Frank Stanton Newman

George Edgar Pascoe

Sergeant (Air Gunner)   RAF Volunteer Reserve, 100 Squadron    No. 1585869

15.4.1943    Age 20

Son of Mr and Mrs B G Pascoe of Mingoose House, Mingoose, Mount Hawke, Cornwall

Buried at Bohain Communal Cemetery, Aisne, France

William Henry Peskitt

Stoker 1st Class   RN    HMS Courageous   No. D/K/26020

17.9.1939  Age 45

Also Peskett  Husband of Florence Maud Peskett of St Agnes, Cornwall

Commemorated on the Plymouth Naval Memorial

William Austin Richards

Lance Corporal  8th Bn.,Worcestershire Regt.   No. 5252387

Died between 29.5.1940 - 5.6.1940

Son of Walter Austin Richards and Katrine Clarice James Richards of Mount Hawke, husband of P M Richards

Buried at Dunkirk Town Cemetery

John C/G Smith

James Henry Solomon

Gunner 141 (The Queen's Own Dorset Yeomanry) Field Regt., Royal Artillery  No. 14377772

1.11.1943   Age 19

Son of Mr and Mrs A E Solomon of St Agnes, Cornwall

Buried at St Agnes Cemetery, Cornwall

Thomas Harold Thomas

Stoker 1st Class  RN   HMS Bonaventure   No. D/K/66439

31.3.1941   Age 44

Son of William Joseph and Elizabeth Jane Thomas, husband of Ellen Elizabeth Thomas of Devonport

Commemorated on the Plymouth Naval Memorial

Albert Lewis Treloar

Lieutenant    Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve


Buried at St Agnes Cemetery, Cornwall

Frowyse Trotter


Last update: 1st May 2007