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 aged 25. He has no known grave, and his name can be found on the Le Touret Memorial, a few miles north east of Béthune.
Stoker 2nd Class Walter Percival Massey, H.M.S. “Cumberland”, who died on 25th July (the CWGC database says 26th) 1915 in Bermuda aged 20. He is buried in Bermuda Royal Naval Cemetery, along with another thirty four Great War casualties, and forty one from the Second World War.
Nicholas William Hitchins Rundell was a mate aboard S.S. “Galgorm Castle” (inset) who was drowned when the ship, travelling from Buenos Aires to Queenstown in Ireland, was shelled and sunk by the German submarine U-49 on 27th February 1917 with the loss of eleven crew. He was 57 and is remembered on the Tower Hill Memorial in London.
Sapper Leonard Morshead, 101st Field Company, Royal Engineers, who died on 23rd August 1918 aged 22, and is buried in Montecchio Precalcino Communal Cemetery Extension, about eight miles north of Vicenza in north eastern Italy.
The grave of Second Lieutenant Richard Carter Pellow, R.A.F., killed whilst flying (presumably in an accident) on 9th July 1918, aged 21. His brother, Lieutenant Edward Charles Pellow, Army Education Corps, who died in 1927 aged 34, is buried in the same grave.
And finally another mining casualty, one of so many to be found in Cornish churchyards.