EXTRACT FROM CORNISH AND DEVON POST WEEK ENDING SATURDAY AUGUST 20th 1921
WARBSTOW WAR MEMORIAL.
The unveiling of the War Memorial at Warbstow Cross took place on Sunday afternoon. There was a large number present and the service was impressive throughout. The unveiling was done by the Rev Owen Thomas, Vicar of Tresmeer who was an officer in the army during the war and who gave a beautiful address emphasizing the heroic spirit of the men that served their King and Country.
The hymns, O God our help in ages past, Lead Kindly Light, Jesu lover of my Soul were sung and short addresses given by the Vicar and Rev M Hoare, The Memorial is a Cornish Cross of octagonal shape. The front polished panel bears the inscription – the following men gave their lives to maintain the sacred ideals of Christian Civilisation-
W Buckingham DCLI. W Gregory DCLI. J Stapleton AIF. F Thomas DCLI.
The other panels contain the names of those who served. Wreaths laid around the base by Mr Tabb representing the ex-service men, Mr CC Uglow chairman of the Parish Council and my Mr R H Bluet.
At the close of the service the Last Post was sounded by a comrade of the Great War from Launceston, Mr Oke. The memorial is fixed in a most prominent place close to the National Schools and a piece of land was kindly given by Mrs Orchard. The arrangements and preparations were in the hands of a strong committee of which the Vicar Rev Mugford was chairman, Mr J Uglow secretary and Mr R H Bluet treasurer. Praise is due to the farmers who carted the materials free of cost especially to Mr H Gynn.
EXTRACTED FROM CONVEYANCE OF LAND TO PARISH COUNCIL DATED OCTOBER 12th 1923.
Land for memorial given by one Thomas Orchard then residing Trelash for an inheritance then known as Knapdown otherwise 100 acres.
Warbstow Parish Home Guard
Warbstow Home Guard men and the local women in the Red Cross.
Photo taken during World War 11 at Warbstow Bury.
Miss Amy Bolt, in the front row and later Mrs Jim Dawe named the people in the photo.
Front Row – left to right
Nelson French, Arch Boundy, Jim Dawe, Tom Bolt, Raymond Sleep,
Amy Bolt (red cross), Fred Gimblett, Keith Botteral, Edward Bayly snr.
Alan Dawe, Hedley Hockin.
Second Row – left to right
W. Uglow, W. Heard, George Smith, Harry Bolt, Edward Bayly, S. J. Burnard,
J. Uglow, Alfred Mason, Percy Box, N. Rundle, Ernest Davey, Jethro Bolt,
George Burnard, W. Harris.
Third Row – left to right
Mrs. Metheral, Kitty Uglow, Marjorie Bayly, Betty Grigg, Hedley Knight,
Robert Rundle, Frank Statton, William Fry, F. Dawe, Clifford Statton, Jim Statton, William Fry, F. Dawe, Clifford Statton Jim Statton, Bertha Gliddon, B Fry,
Vera Burnard, Doreen Gynn.
Fourth Row – left to right
Richard Bold, Gerald Parsons, Philip Bowden, Charles Cottle, Russell Perkin, (unknown) Frank Statton, Bert Hawkins, William Baker, William Grigg,
John Smale, Jack Bray.
Fifth Row – left to right
James Wilson, Bill French, Stan Knight, William Hockin.