Their names are cast in bronze



Plaque Surnames

Temp. Sub Lt. William George Marshall CALLENDER R.N.V.R.
Howe Battalion, R.N.D.
Killed in action, 4th June 1915.

Redoubt Cemetery, Helles (Gi 2)

RND Roll of Honour gives:- ex-Tyneside Z/316 Leading Seaman RNVR (formerly 2nd Officer Mercantile Marine) & 217755 Ordinary Seaman RN.
In 1901 he was employed as an Ordinary Seaman in the Merchant Service and on November 22nd of that year, he enlisted in the Royal Navy as 217755 Boy 2nd Class. He was promoted to Boy 1st Class on February 21st 1902 & on June 5th 1902 was promoted Ordinary Seaman. One month later he deserted & was not recovered for service.
Enlisted in the RNVR 10/10/14 as Tyneside Z/316 ; Howe Bn. B/338 29/1/15-17/5/15 Promoted Temporary Sub Lieutenant RNVR at Cape Helles. b.South Shields 5/6/1884 ; Son of Peter and Mary Ann Callender of 29 Bath St., South Shields, Co. Durham, later of: 134 St. Vincent St., South Shields ; Brother of Tyneside Z/4413 Ordinary Seaman Peter Callender RNVR, enlisted 8/5/15-30/8/15 transferred to RN as Ch/M/15248 Engine Room Artificer 4th Class, KIA HMS "Invincible" 31/5/16, Battle of Jutland.

London Z/143 AB Leonard Richard Gilbert CAUNTER R.N.V.R.
Drake Battalion, R.N.D.
Died of wounds aboard Hospital Ship "Delta" (GSW Head) 31st August 1915.

Chatham Naval Memorial (MR 1)

RND Roll of Honour gives:- Enlisted RNVR 26/5/1910, re-enlisted 7/9/1914 ; Benbow Bn. A/16 22/2/15, transferred to Drake Bn. 12/6/15-31/8/15 DD. Born 2/1/1891. A Pianoforte Finisher. Son of Richard T.W. and Bessie Caunter, of 8 Howard Terrace, Lordship Lane, Tottenham, London, North. Resided with parents.

London Z/816 AB Alec Sydney CLARK R.N.V.R.
Hawke Battalion, R.N.D.
Died of wounds in 2nd (RN) Field Ambulance 6th June 1915.

(BW Head 5/6/15)
Skew Bridge Cemetery, Helles (Gi 14)

RND Roll of Honour gives:- ex-Public Schools Bn., enlisted 11/11/14 ; Hawke Bn. 'D' Company 3/5/15-6/6/15 DD.
A Salesman. Born 8/1/1890 in Foots Cray, Kent, the son of the late Henry James Clark, formerly a member of the Bromley Board of Guardians, and Sarah Nash Clark, of Otley House, Stafford Road, Sidcup, Kent.

CH/19403 Pte. John CLEGG R.M.L.I.
12th Platoon, 'C' Company, 1st Royal Marine Battalion, R.N.D.
Wounded & Missing, assumed died of wounds, 13th November 1916.
Thiepval Memorial (MR 21)

RND Roll of Honour gives:- Enlisted 10/11/14 ; Embarked RM Brigade 29/7/15, joined RM Cyclist Company 20/8/15-15/9/15 Dysentery, rejoined Cyclist Company 25/10/15-6/4/16 posted to Base Depot, joined 1st RM Bn. 'C' Company 12th Platoon 28/8/16-13/11/16 DD.
Mother, Elizabeth Anne Clegg, 19 Crompton Ave., Racecommon Rd., Barnsley, later of 43 Duke St., Glossop, & 1 Sheffield Rd., Glossop, finally from 24/9/19: 1 Strafford Colliery Yard, Barnsley. ; b.Dodworth, Barnsley 20/2/1896. An Electrician at Rob Royd Colliery, Dodworth, (& briefly at Church Lane Colliery, Dodworth, from October 1914). ; ADM/171 = St.V.B. not issued/claimed "DD 29.12.15".

CH/19403 Pte. John Clegg at Deal Barracks, November 1914.


Deal Barracks, April 1915: Members of "E5" Room. Jack Clegg is seated first left, middle row, with bandolier and white rifle sling. Photograph probably taken on the occasion of their passing out to their respective divisions (Chatham, Plymouth or Portsmouth).

Jack Clegg just prior to leaving for active service in 1915.


In July 1917 the Admiralty made the inevitable assumption that Jack had died of wounds on the 13th of November 1916.

Jack's body was never found and his name was inscribed on the Thiepval Memorial to the men who died on the Somme and have no known grave.

(Medal fanatics please note: late issue medals).

Temp. Sub Lt. James Archibald COOK R.N.V.R.
'B' Company, Hawke Battalion, R.N.D.
Wounded & Missing, later reported killed in action, 13th November 1916.

'Y' Ravine Cemetery, Beaumont-Hamel (FR 1490)

RND Roll of Honour gives:- ex-23rd Service Bn. Royal Fusiliers, Commissioned Temporary Sub Lieutenant RNVR 9/5/15 ; Draft for MEF 5/12/15, joined Hawke Bn. 7/2/16-13/11/16 DD.
Platoon Commander 'B' Company 7/2/16-13/11/16 ; Body found on the battlefield near 'Y' Ravine & buried by the 51st Highland Division 57D.Q.11.C.2.2 ; In photo (No.53) of RND Officers at Crystal Palace 1915 (RND Souvenir No.2). ; b.17/6/1887 ; Father, the Rev. Donald Cook, 27 Dalhousie Terrace, Edinburgh. ; ADM/171 = St.V.B. issued to Father.

London 4/3282 AB Ernest Lawrence COOKE R.N.V.R.
Late of the Collingwood
Battalion, R.N.D.
Died in the Consumption Hospital, Kensington, from Pulmonary Tuberculosis 13th April 1926.
Burial place unknown.

RND Roll of Honour gives:- Enlisted 4/8/14 ; Collingwood Bn. A/21 & A/147 22/8/14-9/10/14 POW at Antwerp ; 12/4/15 Allotted "as much as possible" of his pay to his mother ; Repatriated POW arrived at Leith 14/12/18 ; To Leave 16/12/18-15/2/19 ; Demobbed by post, to commence 28 days demob. leave 16/2/19 & to be discharged to date 15/3/19.
A Bank Clerk ; b.21/6/1893 ; Next-of-Kin & Home address(1914-26): Father, Ernest, 70 Riggindale Rd., Streatham, London SW16 ; 1914 Star issued to Party 12/5/19, clasp issued 2/11/20 ; 5/4/21 Statement of Service to AG9a for Ministry of Pensions London Region ; 26/5/26 Mother reports death of man ; GRO = June Qr.26, age 32, Kensington, Vol. 1a page 142, a Bank Clerk, of 70 Riggindale Rd., Streatham, Mother, F.E. Cooke, present at death.

This is a superb example of a plaque that was issued for a death which occurred in 1926. His mother was issued the Bronze Memorial Plaque as his death was deemed attributable to War service. He undoubtedly contracted TB whilst a POW in Germany 1914-18. This plaque proves the fact that Memorial Plaques were still being issued for deaths of ex-servicemen up to 1926 (up to 1930 if reports are correct).

Reverse face of AB Cooke's 1914 Star

AB Cooke's POW badge & image from the Camp Magazine.

Deal/3585/S Pte. Thomas Pinkney COOPER R.M.
3rd (R.N.) Field Ambulance, Royal Marines Medical Unit, R.N.D.
Died of Dysentery aboard Hospital Ship "Devanha" 5th August 1915.

Pieta Military Cemetery, Malta (Europe 1)

RND Roll of Honour gives:- Enlisted 23/3/15 ; 3rd (RN) Field Ambulance draft for MEF 28/6/15, joined 3rd (RN) Field Ambulance 18/7/15-31/7/15 to Clearing Hospital, Vomitting & Diarrhoea.
Mother, Alice, 6 Abbey Terrace, West Cliff, Whitby, Yorks. ; ADM/171 = St.V.B. not issued/claimed "DD 5/8/15".

PLY/1132/S Pte. Edgar CRAWFORD R.M.L.I.
188th Brigade Light Trench Mortar Battery, R.N.D.
Killed in action, 2nd April 1918.

Forceville Communal Cemetery Extension (FR 2)

RND Roll of Honour gives:- Enlisted 8/10/15 age 19 ; Embarked RM Brigade 28/6/16 ; Draft for BEF 25/9/16, to 4th Entrenching Bn. 10/11/16, to 1st RM Bn. 13/11/16, later posted to 188th Brigade Light Trench Mortar Battery (undated). To UK Leave from 188th Brigade Light Trench Mortar Battery 3-17/12/17, rejoined 188th Brigade Light Trench Mortar Battery from UK leave 25/12/17-2/4/18 DD.
Not listed in "With Full & Grateful Hearts" ; Son of the late Alexander & Ellen Crawford, of South Shields, Co.Durham. ; Sister, Miss A. Crawford, 112 Marshall Wallis Rd., South Shields, Durham. ; ADM/171 = V.B. issued to Brother.

PO/2058/S Pte. George CRESSWELL R.M.L.I.
Anson Battalion, R.N.D.
Missing, later reported KIA or DOW on or shortly after 27th September 1918.

Vis-en-Artois Memorial (MR 16)

RND Roll of Honour gives:- Enlisted Army Reserve at Stratford-on-Avon 8/2/16, transferred to RMLI 6/4/17 ; Embarked RM Brigade 21/9/17 ; 1st RM Bn. Draft for BEF 3/12/17-15/1/18 Invalided to UK (sick) ; 1st RM Bn. Draft for BEF 23/7/18-27/9/18 DD.
CWGC incorrectly record his unit as "1st Royal Marine Bn." ; IWM Roll of Honour = Anson Bn. ; ADM/242 = Provisionally reported buried 57C E.13.c.7.8 about 7¾ miles West of Cambrai. A Thatcher ; b.3/11/1897 ; Son of Daniel & Elizabeth, Irons Cross, Salford Priors, Warks.

PLY/15984 L/Cpl. Cecil CULVERWELL R.M.L.I.
14th Platoon, 'D' Company, 2nd Royal Marine Battalion, R.N.D.
Missing, assumed killed in action, 28th April 1917.

Arras Memorial (MR 20)

RND Roll of Honour gives:- Enlisted Exeter 9/1/1913 ; HMS "London" 30/7/14-26/10/16 ; Embarked RM Brigade 2/12/16 ; Draft for BEF 1/2/17, joined 2nd RM Bn. 12/2/17-28/4/17 DD.
Appointed Paid Lance Corporal 14/2/17 ; A Brickyard Labourer ; b.Wembdon, Bridgwater, Somerset 13/8/1894 ; Son of Edward & Sarah Ann Culverwell, of 107 Clifton St., Bridgwater, Somerset.