Today we especially commemorate Leonard Webb Hearn
Dartmouth's Great War Fallen
Researching the Dartmouth men who died in the First World War

Individual Stories

These are the individual stories we have published so far. Click on a person’s surname to view his individual story plus the information on this person held on our database.

Surname Forenames Military Unit Age Died Action Resulting in Death Cause of Death
AlexanderJackHMS Majestic3427 May 1915Dardanelles Campaign, Cape HellesKilled in action
AlgarHarry1/2nd Devon Battery Royal Field Artillery3610 Sep 1915Hyperpyrexia and heart failure
AshFrederick ArthurHMS Indefatigable2531 May 1916Battle of JutlandKilled in action
BatesLewis GeorgeRoyal Warwickshire Regiment, attached 6th Bn East Lancashire Regiment2124 May 1917Battle of Band-i-Adhaimdied of wounds
BatesWilliam J F2nd Bn Devonshire Regiment3631 Jul 1917Third Battle of YpresKilled in action
BeadonJohn EffordSS Lorca Mercantile Marine3515 Nov 1916SS Lorca sunk by U-boatLost at sea
BellFrederick1/7th Cyclist Battalion Devonshire Regiment1605 Apr 1915Disease
BellWilliam John24th Bn Royal Fusiliers3013 Nov 1916Battle of the AncreKilled in action
BlakeWilliam RobertHMS Musketeer2406 Jan 1916Rescue of crew of HMS King Edward VIIWashed overboard and drowned
BlankWilliam John HenryHMS Monmouth3801 Nov 1914Battle of CoronelKilled in action
BowhayHarry8th Bn Devonshire Regiment2028 Mar 1917Advance on EcoustKilled in action
BrownCecil Alfred1/6th Bn Gloucestershire Regiment2013 Jul 1916Battle of the SommeKilled in action
BuckpittGeorge Kenny12th Bn Australian Infantry, Australian Imperial Force2905 Jun 1915ANZAC action at GallipoliDied of wounds
BurnellEdwin John1st Bn Devonshire Regiment2504 Oct 1917Third Battle of YpresKilled in action
BurnellGeorge8th Bn Devonshire Regiment2710 Feb 1916Sentry dutyKilled in action
BurnellWilliam Robert10th Bn Rifle Brigade3414 Aug 1917Third Battle of YpresKilled in action
CallardSydney Abraham1st Bn Devonshire Regiment3605 Jan 1917Battle of the SommeDied of wounds
CarderFrederick HMS Broke2320 Apr 1917Second Battle of Dover StraitKilled in action
CarderJames3rd Bn Devonshire Regiment3729 Jul 1916Suicide
CarderRichard Henry Goodman1/8th Bn Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders3931 Jul 1917Third Battle of YpresKilled in action
CarpenterHenry Ernest2nd Bn Coldstream Guards2001 Feb 1915Cuinchy 1st Feb 1915Killed in action
CarpenterWilliam Marks8th Bn Devonshire Regiment2004 Sep 1916Battle of the SommeKilled in action
ChaseAlfred ThomasMachine Gun Section 6th Bn Dorsetshire Regiment3609 Nov 1916Battle of the SommeKilled in action
ChaseCharles8th Bn Devonshire Regiment3225 Sep 1916Battle of the SommeDied of wounds
ChorleyWilliam RichardHMS Goliath5213 May 1915Naval support to military operationsKilled in action
ColesBertie James8th Bn Devonshire Regiment2016 Jun 1917Trench dutyKilled in action
ColesFrederick George1/8th Bn Worcestershire Regiment3013 Dec 1916Battle of the SommeDied of wounds
CourtmanSamuel9th Bn Devonshire Regiment3002 Apr 1917Advance on EcoustKilled in action
CriddleAlfred26th Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps2002 Nov 1916Battle of the SommeDied of wounds
Dixon-WrightHenry DixonHMS Barham4601 Jun 1916Battle of JutlandDied of wounds
EvansHarry8th Bn Devonshire Regiment1825 Sep 1915Battle of LoosKilled in action
EvansWilliam John6th Bn Dorsetshire Regiment2425 Apr 1917Battle of ArrasKilled in action
FleetThomasHMS Vivid (Devonport)3813 May 1917Died from disease
FosterStephen GeorgeInland Water Transport, Royal Engineers2020 Aug 1917Accidental drowning
FryerSamuel Edward8th Bn Devonshire Regiment1825 Sep 1915Battle of LoosKilled in action
GibbsCharlesHMS Indefatigable3631 May 1916Battle of JutlandKilled in action
GiffordAlbert Patrick8th Bn Somerset Light Infantry2430 Apr 1917Battle of ArrasDied of wounds
GoreAlfred Francis24th Bn Canadian Infantry2807 Jun 1916Battle of Mount SorrelKilled in action
HannafordAlfred William3rd Bn Gloucestershire Regiment3424 Jan 1917Suicide
HannafordRichard HenryHMS Goliath4313 May 1915Naval support to military operationsKilled in action
HardingThomas9th Bn East Surrey Regiment1830 Jun 1916Died of wounds
HatchRobert Anderson2nd Bn Royal Irish Regiment2105 Sep 1916Battle of the SommeDied of wounds
HearnLeonard Webb6th Bn Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry2718 Oct 1917Kiled in action
HearnRobert Prowse22nd Bn (Kensington) Royal Fusiliers3028 Jul 1916Battle of Delville Wood (Somme)Died of wounds
HenleyJoe4th Bn Worcestershire Regiment2321 Apr 1917Battle of ArrasDied of wounds
HowardLionel2nd Bn Devonshire Regiment2617 May 1915Battle of Aubers RidgeDied of wounds
HoweWilliam Henry3rd Bn Coldstream Guards2515 Oct 1914Battle of the MarneDied of wounds
HuntGeorgeRoyal Fusiliers. Labour Corps5003 Jul 1917Stricture of oesophagus
HuntRobert J T Machine Gun Corps2301 Jul 1916Battle of the SommeKilled in action
KeastWilliam GeorgeHMS Arabis3411 Feb 1916HMS Arabis torpedoed and sunk whilst minesweeping, Dogger BankKilled in action
KingFrederick George8th Bn Devonshire Regiment2425 Sep 1915Battle of LoosKilled in action
KingGeorge Henry14th Bn Welsh Regiment3910 Jul 1916Battle of the SommeKilled in action
LakePercy JohnHMS Monmouth1901 Nov 1914Battle of CoronelKilled in action
LeeAubrey Frederick Samuel 8th Bn Devonshire Regiment1925 Sep 1915Battle of LoosKilled in action
Lewis Percy9th Bn Devonshire Regiment06 Sep 1916Killed in action
LightGeorge HMS Defence2831 May 1916Battle of JutlandKilled in action
Lock(e)CyrilHMS Monmouth2401 Nov 1914Battle of CoronelKilled in action
Lock(e)Ronald1st Bn Devonshire Regiment1926 Sep 1914Disease: Appendicitis
LuscombeWilliam GeorgeHMS Monmouth2401 Nov 1914Battle of CoronelKilled in action
LyonsPatrick2/8th Bn Worcestershire Regiment2507 Aug 1916Patrol dutyKilled in action
MandleyHarold MontagueXV Corps Cyclist Bn, Army Cyclist Corps2625 Apr 1917Accidentally shot
MarcusJohn PhilipSS Luciline, Mercantile Marine4213 Mar 1917Attack by enemy submarineExplosion following torpedo hit
McLeanWalter GeorgeHMS Defence3531 May 1916Battle of JutlandKilled in action
MemoryErnest Leonard9th Bn Devonshire Regiment06 Sep 1916Killed in action
MoriartyJames Henry8th Bn Somerset Light Infantry2223 Apr 1917Battle of ArrasKilled in action
NewlandThomas SamuelHMS Motor Launch 272622 Oct 1916Drowning in accident
NewmanGeorge HenryHMS Laurentic3125 Jan 1917HMS Laurentic hit a minefieldLost at sea
OdamCecil Wilfred6th (City of London) bn (Rifles) London Regiment1915 Sep 1916Battle of the SommeKilled in action
PartridgeAlfred Charles1st Bn Devonshire Regiment3323 Apr 1917Battle of ArrasKilled in action
PepperellAlfred John8th Bn Devonshire Regiment2725 Sep 1915Battle of LoosKilled in action
PetersGeorge1st Bn Devonshire Regiment2526 Sep 1916Battle of the SommeKilled in action
PetersPercy Cyril8th Bn Devonshire Regiment1825 Sep 1915Battle of LoosKilled in action
PillarLangmead FarrierHMS Monmouth2201 Nov 1914Battle of CoronelKilled in action
PrettyjohnAndrew8th Bn Devonshire Regiment1908 Sep 1915Shot by sniperKilled in action
PrivettAlbert WilliamHMS Queen Mary2531 May 1916Battle of JutlandKilled in action
PrivettCyril George1st Bn Devonshire Regiment2130 Jan 1917Killed in action
PurdieGeorgeHMS Monmouth2401 Nov 1914Battle of CoronelKilled in action
PymFrederick RoyHMS Monmouth1901 Nov 1914Battle of CoronelKilled in action
PyneJackHMS Arabis4011 Feb 1916HMS Arabis torpedoed and sunk whilst minesweeping, Dogger BankKilled in action
RendleThomas8th Bn Devonshire Regiment4004 Oct 1917Third Battle of YpresKilled in action
RidgesCharles Edward9th (Queens Royal) Lancers2215 Sep 1916Battle of the SommeKilled in action
RidgesHarry2nd Bn Devonshire Regiment2203 Jan 1915Neuve Chapelle, 18th Dec 1914Died of wounds
RoopeRoyal WilliamHMS Goliath2913 May 1915Naval support to military operationsKilled in action
RoweWilliam JamesHMS Indefatigable2331 May 1916Battle of JutlandKilled in action
SantilloFrederick JohnHMS Dublin4309 Jun 1915Ship torpedoedKilled in action
ShattockHarold Claude126th Field Company, Royal Engineers3012 Jul 1916Battle of the SommeKilled in action
SmithJohn Henry8th Bn Devonshire Regiment3025 Sep 1915Battle of LoosKilled in action
SquareRichard Cleland33rd Siege Battery Royal Artillery2506 Aug 1917Third Battle of YpresKilled in action
StaffordCyril Francis24th Bn Royal Fusiliers2214 Apr 1917Battle of ArrasDied of wounds
StoneWilliam Elliott1st Bn Devonshire Regiment3823 Apr 1917Battle of ArrasKilled in action
StoneWilliam Richard9th (Queens Royal) Lancers2013 May 1915Second Battle of YpresMissing, presumed killed in action
StumblesFrederick EdmondsHMS Indefatigable2131 May 1916Battle of JutlandKilled in action
SampsonAlbert FrederickHMS Impregnable1513 Feb 1916Disease: Peritonsilar abscess
TaylorCharles GeraldHMS Tiger5124 Jan 1915Battle of Dogger BankKilled in action
TuckerCharles1st Bn Devonshire Regiment3723 Apr 1917Battle of ArrasKilled in action
TuckerWilliam HenryHMS Goliath4913 May 1915Naval support to military operationsKilled in action
TurnerCecil HallHM Torpedo Boat 103110 Jun 1915Sunk by mineKilled in action
TurnerHarry Cresswell6th Bn Bedfordshire Regiment3516 Nov 1916Battle of the AncreKilled in action
WalmsleyJohn HenryHMS Indefatigable4131 May 1916Battle of JutlandKilled in action
WarrenThomas JamesSS Umaria, Mercantile Marine2726 May 1917Attack by German submarine U-65Gunfire from German submarine
WebberJohn Samuel8th Bn Devonshire Regiment2507 Oct 1917Third Battle of YpresKilled in action
WebberWilliam Charles2nd Bn Devonshire Regiment2619 Oct 1916Not known - see storyDied of wounds
WellingtonWilliam HenryC Company, Anson Battalion, Royal Naval Division1905 Feb 1916Disease: dysentery
WestlakeWilfred GreyHMS Impregnable1520 Feb 1916Disease: meningitis
WestlakeWilliam JamesHMS Monmouth1901 Nov 1914Battle of CoronelKilled in action
WiddicombeFrederick John 1st Bn Somerset Light Infantry2504 Oct 1917Third Battle of YpresKilled in action
WillingAlfred Edgar9th Bn Devonshire Regiment2930 Sep 1915Battle of LoosKilled in action
WillingRobert Phillips9th Bn Devonshire Regiment2301 Jul 1916Battle of the SommeKilled in action
WoodJohn BellettHMS Vala3821 Aug 1917Died at sea following U-boat attack
WordenFrederick George8th Bn Devonshire Regiment3504 Oct 1917Third Battle of YpresKilled in action
FergusonDouglas DavidsonHM Trawler Merisia2925 Feb 1916Accidentally drowned
ClarkeJoseph11th Bn East Surrey Regiment2810 Jan 1915Accident
CurtisEdward CharlesHM Drifter Hastfen2111 Feb 1915Disease: blood poisoning
DennisCharleyHMS Alarm3307 Sep 1915Unclear - see story
TaylorJamesHM Trawler Benton Castle3210 Nov 1916HMT Benton Castle hit by mineDied of injuries
BarnardReuben GeorgeHMS Hogue3222 Sep 1914Action with submarine in North SeaKilled in action
BawdenReginald Pritchard2nd/1st Bn Oxford and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry1916 Aug 1917Third Battle of YpresKilled in action
BickfordSamuel Frederick8th Bn Somerset Light Infantry2628 Apr 1917Battle of ArrasMissing presumed killed
BrewsterFrederick CharlesHMS Indefatigable3131 May 1916Battle of JutlandKilled in action
BurtonWilliam JamesHM Trawler Mary (minesweeper)3205 Nov 1914Mine explosion Killed in action
CarrollJamesHMS Defence4031 May 1916Battle of JutlandKilled in action
CarrollWilliamHMS Defence3331 May 1916Battle of JutlandKilled in action
CharlesThomas9th Bn Devonshire Regiment2101 Jul 1916Battle of the SommeKilled in action
CuthbertRalphHMS Laurentic3825 Jan 1917Killed by mine explosion
GregoryPhilip PickeringRoyal Military College Sandhurst1926 Sep 1915Disease: Nephritis
HannafordCharles FerrisSS Hummersea4630 Dec 1915UnknownLost at sea
JarwoodF R F3rd Bn Royal Welsh Fusiliers2412 Feb 1917Pneumonia and bronchitis
LeachWilliam WalterHM Yacht Conqueror II2826 Sep 1916Sunk by German submarine U-52 off Fair IsleKilled in action
RolfeLeonard6th Bn Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry3013 Oct 1916Battle of the SommeDied of wounds
SmithThomas Alfred9th Bn Devonshire Regiment4113 Jan 1917Septaecaemia
ToddRichard GilesHMS Indefatigable2131 May 1916Battle of JutlandKilled in action
JamesWilliam DouglassTrench Mortar Battery Royal Garrison Artillery2326 Sep 1915Battle of LoosDied of wounds
JamesDouglass Charles3rd Bn South Staffordshire Regiment2030 Sep 1915Battle of LoosDied of wounds
SimpsonWalter AnthonyC Squadron 3rd Regiment Canadian Mounted Rifles2901 Dec 1915Shell fireKilled in action
SpryNicholas HenryC Coy, 8th Bn Devonshire Regiment1825 Sep 1915Battle of LoosKilled in action
BurnArthur Herbert Rosdew!st (Royal) Dragoons2230 Oct 1914First Battle of YpresKilled in action
ElliotErnest Haden2nd/3rd North Midland Field Ambulance, RAMC2201 Oct 1917Third Battle of YpresDied of wounds
BastardWilliam2nd Bn Bedfordshire Regiment2326 Oct 1914First Battle of YpresKilled in action
WiltonHarold2nd Devon Battery, 4th Wessex Brigade, RFA2428 Nov 1914Shooting accident
AndrewsHarry PineHMS Vivid (for Naval Transport Office)5416 Feb 1915Disease: Cerebral Haemorrhage
LidstoneThomas Coxon16th (Public Schools Battalion) Middlesex Regiment2525 Feb 1915Disease: Meningitis
TuckermanJames Maddick Moses2nd Bn Devonshire Regiment2412 Mar 1915Neuve Chapelle, 10-12 March 1915Killed in action
ExellNoel Jardine9th Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps2431 Jul 1915Second Battle of YpresDied of Wounds
TurnorPercy EdwardWellington Mounted Rifle Regiment, New Zealand Expeditionary Force2527 Aug 1915Battle of Hill 60, GallipoliKilled in Action
ColeThomas Creber8th Battalion Devonshire Regiment and Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)2925 Feb 1916Not knownDied of Wounds
Crocker nee SkedgelBeatriceNone2627 Feb 1916Shock and exposure
ButterisJohn ("Jack") George 7th Battalion The Queen's (Royal West Surrey) Regiment1902 Jul 1916Battle of the SommeDied of Wounds
LangworthyWilliam Southmead1st Bn Devonshire Regiment2204 Oct 1917Third Battle of YpresKilled in action