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:
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. LANCASTER||MERCANTILE MARINE S.S. "FALABA"||36||28/03/1915
|GREASER J. THEUWKENS||MERCANTILE MARINE S.S. "RAPPAHANNOCK"||37||08/11/1916*
|MASTER J. W. MANNING||MERCANTILE MARINE S.S. "CHEVIOT RANGE"||48||21/02/1918
|OFFICER'S STEWARD 1st CLASS G. MARMARA||ROYAL NAVY H.M.S. "PINCHER"||45||24/07/1918
|UNKNOWN SAILOR||ROYAL NAVY||09/08/1918|
|4th ENGINEER OFFICER A. RUNDLE||MERCANTILE MARINE S.S. "POLESLEY"||u/k||21/09/1918
*The CWGC Casualty Details List gives his date of death as 17/11/1916.
Being so far away – Australia – it is great to see the church and graveyard of my ancestors; many thanks
And a very nice churchyard it is. You’re most welcome Carole.