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Castle

Following the end of World War One, St. Mawes Castle was handed over from the military to the Department of Works. It was landscaped and opened to the public. However, when war came again, in 1939,...

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Philip Dark

Professor Philip John Crosskey Dark 1918 - 2008 Prisoner of War Sub-Lieutenant Philip Dark, a resident of St. Mawes, became a prisoner of war following capture when participating in the raid on St....

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Shepler

Dwight Shepler was born on 11 August 1905 in Everett, Massachusetts. He graduated from Williams College in 1928. In 1942 he received a commission from the US Navy's officer-artist program and was initially...

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Charles Pears

Charles Pears was born in the quiet market town of Pontefract, Yorkshire on 9 Sept. 1873. A professional illustrator from the time he was 17, Charles did his duty in the Royal Marines as an officer...

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Newspaper Articles

The following articles all appeared in the Western Morning News between 1939 and 1945. They all relate to St. Mawes and St. Just in Roseland in some way, either directly or by being about someone connected...

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Evacuees

During the Second World War, this parish was a haven for children evacuated from the many towns and cities which were heavily bombed. The children arrived by train with their suitcases and gas masks....

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Glorious

Richard Frank Michell was born on 31 August 1916. He was the son of John and Amelia Michell of Truro, Cornwall. Frank was a shipwright in 4th class on the aircraft carrier HMS Glorious and perished...

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Trevennel

Trevennel Gun Site During the war Falmouth docks were crammed with naval vessels and ships of all types which had been damaged and were in the docks for repair. This made Falmouth a target for German...

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Home Guard

St Just and Philleigh Home Guard Report from Peter Teague about his father - Home Guard Henry Teague This Home Guard group was formed in 1940. The object was to protect the area and resist a German...

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Fred Hamling

Frederick Charles Hamling and the Venture Boats At the outbreak of World War II, Fred was posted to Newlyn and was charged with protecting the harbour. Whilst serving as a Chief Petty Officer Engineer...

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Gloria Bullen

Gloria Bullen nee Webber Deported and Interned in Germany Gloria - Back row, second from right Gloria was born and brought up in Jersey in the Channel Islands. After the fall of France the Germans...

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Messack House

A War Time Story  Messack House St. Just- in- Roseland During WW2 Falmouth was an important target for Germany as the docks were full of Naval vessels of all types in for repairs. This is the...

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Allan MacKenzie

 Allan MacKenzie was born in 1894, the son of John and Christina MacKenzie, husband of Esther Mildred MacKenzie of St. Mawes, Cornwall. Allan MacKenzie was an able seaman in the Merchant Navy....

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A F Carlisle

Anthony Francis Carlisle was a pilot in Bomber Command. Initially a 2nd Lieutenant in the Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry he transferred to the RAF as a pilot officer on 2 November 1940. He survived...

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Henderson

Ian Bernard Henry Henderson was born in 1911, the son of Arthur and Ethel Rose Henderson of Greystones, St. Just in Roseland and husband of Norah Clennell Henderson of Dousland, Devon. In 1931 I. B....

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Minesweepers

Two local men were lost while serving aboard Hunt Class Minesweeping Sloops during World War II. Both held the rank of Petty Officer Stoker. Edward Joseph Maurice Dorrington, born 1906, was the son...

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Sharp & Hitchings

Patrick Duart Sharp was a Flying Officer in the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. He was killed in an accident on 8 Oct 1940 and is buried in St. Just in Roseland Churchyard. The title of the accident...

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Sylvia Dash

Sylvia Maud Dash was born in 1905, daughter of the late Orphew Jame Dash and Maud Dash of St. Mawes. She was killed on the night of 13 November 1944 at 81 Portland Avenue, Gravesend, Kent. She was one...

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