Category Archives: Cornwall

Towednack – Church of St Tewennocus

It’s lonely up here, a bit grey, and a little chilly. And after all the effort, the 13th Century church is closed.  Grrrrr. But over in a corner of the churchyard,… …a single memorial remembers Private Hugh William Dunstan, D.C.L.I., … Continue reading

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Lelant War Memorial & Carbis Bay Memorial Hall

Here’s an unusual war memorial, I think you’ll agree. Inaugurated in May 1921,… …the names of eight Great War casualties, a few letters now sadly missing, are listed on this granite plinth,… …above which… …sixteen Second World War casualties have … Continue reading

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Mousehole War Memorial

Now that’s quaint, isn’t it? And over on the right, beyond those colourful boats and canoey things,… …I spy a war memorial. Nothing more to be said.

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Hayle – St. Elwyns Church

Private George Sleeman’s name can be found on the Vis-en-Artois Memorial, a few miles south east of Arras. Sergeant John Richards, South African Service Corps, is buried in Taveta Military Cemetery (the link is to the CWGC website, where you’ll … Continue reading

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Falmouth – Operation Chariot Memorial

What’s the collective noun for Victoria Crosses, I wonder, because we appear to have a scattering of them here,… This is the memorial, on what is now the Prince of Wales Pier in Falmouth harbour, to the men who participated … Continue reading

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Lelant – St. Uny Churchyard

The church itself was closed,… …which still leaves the churchyard to explore.  Conformists,… …and non-conformists.  Now you & I know that there’s a war grave over there,… …but for those less familiar with such things, there’s a handy stick bearing … Continue reading

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Biscovey – St. Mary’s Church & Churchyard

Above & below: A man of the Seaforth Highlanders, the most northern of all the British regiments, remembered in a churchyard in Cornwall, the most southerly of all the counties. Private Harold George Louth, Seaforths, died on 9th May 1915 … Continue reading

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