St Agnes World War One
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 One

William Henry Bennetts

Seaman, RNR  HMS Goliath   No. 2094D

13th May 1915

Plymouth Naval Memorial

Charles John Colbran

Sapper, Royal engineers 504th Field Coy. No. 217401

30th May 1919

Buried at Cologne Southern Cemetery, Germany

James Cortis

Corporal, 29th Battery, 2nd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery   No. 57993

14th August 1917

Husband of Mrs Cortis, Blackwater Hill, Blackwater, Cornwall

Buried at Lebucquiere Communal Cemetery Extension

Stephen Cortis

John Cowling

Chief Stoker, RN   HMS Vivid

18th January 1917


Buried at St Agnes Cemetery

Leonard James Gowling or Cowling

Private  6th Bn. Dorsetshire Regiment  No. 40639

27th September 1918 age 22

Son of John Cowling of Rose Cottage, Trevellas, St Agnes, Cornwall

Buried at Gouzeaucourt New British Cemetery

Stephen Davey

Sapper,183rd Tunnelling Coy., Royal Engineers   No. 121844

1st December 1915  Age 42

Husband of Bessie Davey of British Road, St Agnes, Cornwall

Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial

Robert Gilpin

Lieutenant,  63rd Battery  Royal Field Artillery

3rd July 1915  Age 25

Son of Major George and Mrs R M Gilpin of Goonown House, St Agnes, Cornwall

Buried at Basra War Cemetery, Iraq

Bernard Gribben

Private,  B Coy.   8th Regt. South African Infantry  No. 2267

31st July 1917  Age 28

South African national   Son of Harry and Bessie Gribben of 1 Goonbell Terrace, St Agnes, Cornwall

Buried at Dar es Salaam Cemetery, Tanzania

Stephen Clarence Harris

Gunner,  C Battery 87th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery   No. 148789

3rd February 1917  Age 20

Son of Stephen and Louisa Jane Harris of Water Lane, St Agnes, Cornwall

Buried at Puchevillers British Cemetery

William Stanley Harris

Private   3rd Regt.,South African Infantry.   No. 9101

20th September 1917  Age 27

South African   Son of the late Thomas Henry and Louisa Harris, husband of Charlotte Jane Webber (formerly Harris) of Alma Cottages, Higher Town, Truro, Cornwall

Commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial

Harold Alfred Hoare

Private,  2nd Bn. Devonshire Regt.   No. 30958

25th March 1918   Age 19

Son of Kate Hoare of Rose Mundy, St Agnes, Cornwall and the late John Hoare

Commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial

Edwin Lewis Jones

Private,  17th Bn.Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)  No. 131868.

26th May 1918   Age 19

Son of Arthur W and Annie Jones of Peterville, St Agnes, Cornwall

Buried at St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen

John Langdon

Arthur John Lobb

Private,  Labour Corps  Devonshire Regt, no. 55269, transferred to 168th Labour Company with service no. 100456

17th November 1918  Age 27

Son of John Henry and Mary Lobb of St Agnes, Cornwall

Buried at St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen

Harold Gordon Menadue

Armourer, Royal Navy  HMS Gloucester  No. M/19912

21st August 1918 Age 22

Son of William Thomas and Mary Ann Menadue of Tenniside, Perranporth, Cornwall

Buried at Gibraltar (North Front Cemetery, Gibraltar.

William John Mills

Corporal,  7th Bn, DCLI  No. 16611

24th June 1917  Age 20

Son of Mrs Kate Carveth of British Road, St Agnes, Cornwall

Buried at Noreuil Australian Cemetery

Henry Nankivell

Lance Corporal,  251st Tunnelling Coy. R.E.   No. 132361

20th February 1916  Age 32

Son of Henry and Frances Nankivell, husband of Annie Gladys Nankivell of Goonown, St Agnes, Cornwall

Buried at Cambrin Military Cemetery

Thomas John W?

Alfred Quick Noall

Private,  4th Bn.  Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Reg.)    No. 739138

12th September 1917   Age 22

Canadian    Son of A Q and G W Noall of Chapel St, St Ives, Cornwall

Buried at Aix - Noulette Communal Cemetery Extension

Matthew Charles Parkin

Private,  1st Bn., DCLI,    No. 17123

1st October 1917

Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial

John Parkin

Reginald Spencer Pearce

Private,  31st Bn. Canadian Infantry (Alberta Reg.)    No. 79294

27th December 1915


Buried at Kemmel Chateau Military Cemetery

Samuel Radcliffe

Gunner, Royal Navy  HMS Laurel  No.

28th August 1914

Commemorated on the Plymouth Naval Memorial

Alfred Rickard

George Roberts

Acting Bombardier, Royal Garrison Artillery, 289th Siege Bty. No. 137581

11th June 1917 age 20

Son of George and Mary Louisa Roberts of St Agnes, Cornwall

Buried at Vlamertinghe Military Cemetery

Martin James Roberts

Private,   Army Pay Corps    No. 22974

4th November 1918  Age 27

Son of Martin George and Clara Roberts of St Agnes Cornwall, husband of Enid Roberts of The Firs, 22 Gladys Avenue, North End, Portsmouth

Buried at Portsmouth (Kingston) Cemetery, Hampshire

Harold John Rogers 

Armourer's crew  Royal Navy HMS Discoverer  No. M/19252

1st July 1918 age 24

Son of Mrs Emily Rogers of Beacon, St Agnes, Cornwall

Buried at St Agnes Cemetery, St Agnes, Cornwall

Ernest Strike

Ordinary Seaman  RNVR,   4th Bn., Royal Naval Division   No. BristolZ/621

12th February 1915  Age 19

Son of the late John and Elizabeth Strike of Quay, St Agnes, Cornwall

Buried at Beckenham Crematorium and Cemetery, Kent

Sydney Strike

Private   2nd Bn., DCLI,    No. 240626

27th September 1918   Age 23

Son of John and Elizabeth Strike of Cornwall

Buried at Kirechkoi-Hortakoi Military Cemetery, Greece

Henry Wilson Thomas

Sapper   251st Tunnelling Coy. R E    No. 132352

25th December 1917   Age 23

Son of Ellen James Thomas of Atlantic View, Trevellas, St Agnes, Cornwall

Buried at Bethune Town Cemetery

William Thomas Trounce

Private, 1st Bn, DCLI,    No. 29064

31st August 1918   Age 21

Son of Mrs Bessie Trounce of Peterville, St Agnes, Cornwall

Buried at Vaulx Hill Cemetery, France

Harold Llewellyn Twite

Lieutenant,9th Battery 1st/3rd (London) Brigade, Royal Field Artillery, attached 183rd Tunnelling Coy., R.E.

1st December 1915  Age 36

Son of Charles Septimus Hedley Twite and Anna Twite of St Agnes, Cornwall, husband of Lucy Muriel Twite of 7 Gyllyngvase Terrace, Falmouth. Mining and Consulting Engineer of 65 London Wall ARSM MIMM

Buried at Citadel New Military Cemetery, Fricourt

William Albert Whitfield

Sergeant,  24th Bn.,Royal Fusiliers   No. 2468

1st July 1916

Buried at Zouave Valley Cemetery, Souchez

Henry Parks Whitworth

Captain  RAMC, attached 6th Bn. King's Own Scottish Borderers

29th October 1918  Age 29

Son of Dr W Whitworth of St Agnes, Cornwall   Awarded MC

Buried at Duhallow Advanced Dressing Station Cemetery, Belgium

Last update 1st May 2007