South Hill Remembers Them

Victory Medal

The names of those on our war memorial
Private John Garfield Doney Aged 21 The London Regiment.
Son of William & Martha Doney, Wagmuggle. Read more

Private Thomas Drew Aged 29 The Somerset Light Infantry
Son of Mr & Mrs William Drew from Pensilva Read more

WWI Medal

Private Percy Jenkin Aged 22 The Duke of Cornwall’s
Light Infantry. Before enlisting, he lived at Manaton where he worked as a waggoner. Read more

Private William Gordon Landry Aged 24 The Essex
Regiment Son of William & Elizabeth Landry, Trevigro. Read more

2nd Lieutenant Herbert Gloyne Forster-Morris Aged 19 The South Wales Borderers Only son of the Reverend Herbert & Mrs Forster-Morris, the Rector of South Hill. Read more

Private William Nicholas Stephens Aged 28 The Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry. Son of Stephen & Harriet Stephens, of Pear Tree Row, Callington. Read more

Sapper Vernon William Buckingham Aged 21 The Royal Engineers Uncle of Jill Reynolds & Shirley Shears. Read more.

Also remembered from this parish, but not named on the war memorial.

Able Seaman Stanley Jenkin, brother of Percy. Aged 18 Lived at Trewassick where he looked after the cattle. Read more also

Chief Petty Officer John Henry Dennis Chief Stoker aboard HMS Earnest. Drowned aged 39 Read more and
Petty Officer Aaron Rogers on HMS Vivid died aged 40, awarded the Distinguished Service Medal for his part in the battle at Gallipoli. Both are buried in South Hill churchyard. Their graves can be found next to each other in the row of graves nearest to the road wall. Read more

Also remember not previously listed: Private Herbert Dawe Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry died aged 23 in France, son of Richard and Hannah of Trewoodloe Read more

Plus on 2nd April 1826 a baby by the name of George Symons was baptised in the font at St. Sampson’s. At the age of 30 he was one of the first people to be awarded the Victoria Cross for ‘conspicuous gallantry under terrific fire’ during the Crimean war.
Who has information or would like to help research these young men?
Thank you for those that have helped so far. Contact Ali if interested.