Category Archives: Cornwall

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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Newlyn War Memorial

We’re flying around the country at the moment in these Back in Blighty posts, so here’s another Cornish war memorial for your pleasure. Nearby:

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St. Blazey War Memorial

 

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Mawnan – St Mawnan and St Stephen’s Church & Churchyard

From the Highlands of Scotland to the far south west of England, we now find ourselves in Mawnan, on the south Cornish coast, only about thirty miles from Land’s End. The churchyard is quite extensive, so we shall have a … Continue reading

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