Perranzabuloe – St. Piran Churchyard & War Memorial

On 7th July 1940 a lone Luftwaffe bomber flying at low altitude dropped its bombs on the nearby Penhale Army Camp at Perranporth, killing twenty two men, nineteen of whom are buried here.  To add to the tragedy, all had survived the evacuation at Dunkirk just a month earlier.

You can find details of all 25 identified Second World War burials in the churchyard here:

Perranzabuloe Churchyard

         

         

To the left of the Second World War plot, this single headstone, bearing the emblems of both the Mercantile Marine and the Royal Navy, marks the graves of seven men, all casualties of World War I.

COOK A. LANCASTERMERCANTILE MARINE S.S. "FALABA"3628/03/1915
GREASER J. THEUWKENSMERCANTILE MARINE S.S. "RAPPAHANNOCK"3708/11/1916*
MASTER J. W. MANNINGMERCANTILE MARINE S.S. "CHEVIOT RANGE"4821/02/1918
OFFICER'S STEWARD 1st CLASS G. MARMARAROYAL NAVY H.M.S. "PINCHER"4524/07/1918
UNKNOWN SAILORROYAL NAVY09/08/1918
UNKNOWN SAILOR10/08/1918
4th ENGINEER OFFICER A. RUNDLEMERCANTILE MARINE S.S. "POLESLEY"u/k21/09/1918

*The CWGC Casualty Details List gives his date of death as 17/11/1916.

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2 Responses to Perranzabuloe – St. Piran Churchyard & War Memorial

  1. Carole Kernick says:

    Being so far away – Australia – it is great to see the church and graveyard of my ancestors; many thanks

  2. Magicfingers says:

    And a very nice churchyard it is. You’re most welcome Carole.

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