War Memorial Names
Published: 02 May 2020
Private Albert Charles COLLINS
Son of Annie and Nicholas COLLINS the latter a member of the large Menorlue family. Service Number 4882, The 3rd Regiment, South African Infantry. Fell in France 15 July 1916 aged 28. No known grave. Honoured on the Thiepval Memorial and locally at Penmarth Methodist Chapel and Wendron Parish Church. Named in Hendra Wesleyan Methodist Cemetery. Cousin of Charles Edwin COLLINS who also fell and nephews of the joint benefactor of Stithians College, Johannesburg and Stithians Playing Field amongst numerous bequests.
Lieutenant Charles Edwin COLLINS
Son of Johanna D. B. and Horatio COLLINS the latter a member of the large Menorlue family. Fell in Action 21 March 1918 aged 22 Officer of 24th Brigade The Royal Field Artillery. No known grave. Honoured on the Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais France. Educated at Truro School and remembered on the Chapel War Memorial. No other remembrance of him known. Named in Hendra Wesleyan Methodist Cemetery. Cousin of Albert Charles COLLINS who also fell and nephews of the joint benefactor of Stithians College, Johannesburg and Stithians Playing Field amongst numerous bequests.
Private William Thomas Ball (Willie) PETERS
The only son of Annie and Thomas PETERS . Fell in France 27 August 1918 aged 26 Service Number 72311 The 10th Battalion The Sherwood Foresters, Notts & Derby Regiment. Interred in Fienvillers British Cemetery, Somme, France. Remembered on War Memorial in Devoran Churchyard. Named in St. Stythian’s Lower Churchyard.
Private Arthur PROWSE
A son of Minnie and George E. PROWSE then of Sewrah Mill and formerly of Gilly. Fell during the advance on Guillemont, France on 3 September 1916 aged 20. Service Number 31776 The 1st Battalion The Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry. Private PROWSE rests in the Guillemont Road Cemetery, Somme, France and remembered on The Thiepval Memorial to the Commonwealth Dead and Gwennap Memorial. Named in the Lower Extension of St. Stythian’s Old Churchyard.
Private William PROWSE
A son of Elizabeth Ann and William PROWSE then of Manor Farm, Nancekuke and subsequently Tretheague Farm, Stithians. Service Number 155077 The 49th Battalion The Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed on active service 1st November 1918 aged 25. Interred in Auberchicourt British Cemetery, France. Remembered on Illogan Parish and St.Just War Memorials. Named in Hendra Wesleyan Methodist Cemetery.Information provided by Mrs Janet Ivey