Remembrance Sunday

REMEMBRANCE DAY - November 11, 2020 | National Today

As the Lockdown means we cannot have a service in Church for Remembrance Sunday, I will be watching the National Rembrance Ceremony from the Cenotaph. I will also be remembering our war dead from Mawnan. Click on the link to hear Libby read the names from our Memorial. The biographical details below were provided by Sylvia King. If you are going to observe the two minutes silence on your doorstep than on Sunday you might hear Tony Grimmer tolling the bell at St Mawnan. On Wednesday the bell at St Michael’s will chine to mark the end of the silence.

Those we remember from Mawnan


William Cowling: Petty Officer William Osborne Cowling – 51 years, Coastguard Cottages, Helford Passage. Drowned off Salonika. His wife and five young children moved back to St Merryn.

Norman Downing: Rifleman Norman Dowling, Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry – 24 years, Durgan. Glendurgan gardener.

Peter Eddy: Lance Corporal Peter Eddy – 38 years, Durgan. Head gardener at Glendurgan. Left a wife and 5 young children.

Hugh A Finch: 2nd Lieutenant Hugh Adair Finch – 18 Years. Grenadier Guards. Grandson of Mr & Mrs Finch, Rosewarne, Old Church Road.

Philip G Finch: Lieutenant Philip Gerard Finch, Military Cross – 20 years. 1st Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers.

Nevil Fox: 2nd Lieutenant Neville Fox – 23 years. Grandson to Mr & Mrs Rogers of Carwinion.

Ivor Mann: Private Ivor Mann – 22 years. Skilled horseman from Penwarne Barton.

Frederick Matzen: Sapper Frederick Adolph Matzen – 23 years. Son of a Danish sailor who settled in Old Church Road.

Samson Pascoe: Private Sampson Thomas Pascoe – 22 years. Sampys Hill was named after his grandfather.

Hugh Passey: Signalman Hugh Arthur Duncan Passey, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, – 33 years. Married Susie Lawrie of Ladn Vean. Left two children.

Gordon Rogers: Captain Edward Ambrose Gordon Rodgers, 93rd Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery – 29 years. Son of Mr & Mrs Rogers, Carwinion. Died April 9th 1916. Buried in Mawnan Cemetery.

Reginald Rogers: 2nd Lieutenant Reginald Rogers – 33 years. Son of Mr & Mrs Rogers, Carwinion.

Walter Sara: Private Walter Sara, Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry – 25 years. From Penpol. Killed in Deauville Wood on 18 August 1918.

James Stockton: Captain James Godfrey Stockton – 25 years. From Tides End, Trenarth Bridge. Son of a local estate agent, whose wife bred Red Setters.

Edward Thomas: Private Edward George Thomas, Machine Gun Corps – 28 years. Head Gardener at the Crag, Maenporth. He left a widow and three young children.

Francis Ward: Captain Francis Ward, 4th Battalion the Gloucester’s – 30 years. Only Son of Mr & Mrs Ward of Bosloe, and grandson of the Rogers at Carwinion. He left a widow and baby girl.


Edward Eddy: Able Seaman Edward Christopher Eddy – 21 years. Hawthorne Cottage, Mawnan Smith. Killed in action at Anzio.

Francis Hodge: Guardsman Francis Ivor Hodge, 5th Battalion Coldstream Guards. – 24 years. He was a valued member of Mawnan Cricket Team & Tennis Club.

John Sadler: Sergeant John Russell Sadler, flight engineer – 22 years. Son of the popular landlord of the Red Lion.

Anthony Terry: Lieutenant–Commander Anthony Hunter Terry, Distinguished Service Cross – 32 years. From Maenporth Hill. Lost in the Battle of Java Sea.

George Wilmett: Bombardier George Wilmett, Distinguished Service Medal – 26 years. Lived in the Thatched Cottage, Mawnan Smith. George was a member of the clandestine group whose headquarters were in the Helford River. He was killed off Algeria and buried in Dely Ibrahim War Cemetery.

Ernest Lewarne: Ernest Lewarne, Ordinary Seaman, HMS Dulverton – 19 years. From Helford Passage, his name was omitted from Mawnan War memorial as he had moved to Mylor, but he was still remembered by his former school friends at Mawnan School.

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