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Robert Clark The Father of Henry Martyn-Clark - A missionary out in the North-West Frontier of India. One of the first Europeans to set foot in Afganistan
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A small village north of Bury, Lancashire, I can trace many of my immediate ancestors from there. On the Roman Road, Watling Street
Andrew Martyn-Clark My Father and his part in my World. Also my mother and his parents too.
Henry Martyn-Clark My Great Grandfather, his roots and his achievements. Discusses malaria but also his confrontations with Islam.

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Saturday, 11 February 2012

Perranporth Memorial Hall








The inscriptions briefly describe how these memorials came to be together. The memorial hall seems quite an unlikely place to find these memorials. Facing a car park about 400 yards from the main thoroughfare in Perranporth, it is easy to miss. It is possible to go through the hall and descend to the shops below. Many people seem to do this! Like most halls there were activities going on at the same time. These are the plaques and the inscriptions.

The entrance to the hall is on the left-hand side just below the orange roof






The view from just outside the door,
The door goes down steps and down to the village street.
The left panel, made of slate.       

 IN MEMORY OF THE MEN OF 
PERRANZABULOE PARISH
WHO LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES 
FOR THEIR COUNTRY 
IN THE WORLD WAR 
1914 -1918
W. READ
E. HALL
J. BENNETT
W. SOLOMON
A. HARDING
T. ROBERTS
R. TIPPETT
C. MAY
G. ROBERTS
W. HARVEY
L. STEPHENS
T.ROWLAND
J. MENHENNETT
A. ELEY
T. SALMAON
C. COWLING
C. TREBILCOCK
J. TRESIZE
J. JOHNS
E. KEMPTHORNE
R.MENADUE
J. LITTLE
S. DUST
P. BLEWETT
S.E. MITCHELL
S. WHITFORD
J.H. HARVEY
H. GRIGG


 AIRCREW LOST FLYING FROM 
RAF PERRANPORTH 1941 -1945

19 SQUADRON
SGT A L RIDINGS
SGT E A BLORE
PLT OFF W CIECHANOWSKI
SGT W H SLOAN RNZAF

66 SQUADRON
FLT SGT C A PARSONS
SGT F H M GREEN
W O! D R C MACE
FLT LT D T BAKER

141 SQUADRON
SQN LDR W G JOY AFC
PLT OFF J C SEMPLE
SGT W F AMBLER
SGT A HAIGH

310 CZECH SQUADRON
FLT LT M KREDBA
FLT SGT S HALAMA
FLT LT S ZIMPRICH

340 FREE FRENCH SQUADRON
SGT P TUMMERS
LT ANDRE
LT P BOROSSI

341 FREE FRENCH SQUADRON
CAPT G M LAYEC
SOUS LT R CHEVALIER
SGT CHEF D P E FRY

602 SQUADRON
SGT S SMITH
SGT G S HOLME
SGT H STARZYNSKI  POLAND
FG OFF J C YATES

610 SQUADRON
FLT SGT K HAYES
FG OFF A S BARRIE
FG OFF P J N EVERARD

65 SQUADRON 
FLT LT E W BITMEAD  DFC
SGT C C WATTS
SGT V R SMITH RNZAF

130 SQUADRON
SGT G COX
PLT OFF R WIGINTON
SGT C BRENNAN   RAAF
SGT R FARMER
FG OFF W H HOGGARD

143 SQUADRON
SGT D T RICHIE
FG OFF L L F DE VRYE

234 SQUADRON
FLT J HENDERSON  DFC
317 POLISH SQUADRON
SGT E KOSTANSKI
FG OFF M CIACH
PLT OFF Z MAKOWSKI

412 RCAF SQUADRON
FG OFF L W JONES
WO1 E J V LEVESQUE
FG OFF H E HOLBROOK

453 RAAF SQUADRON 
FLT SGT M F NOLAN
FG OFF H M PARKER

816 FAA SQUADRON
L A D C KEMP
SUB LT E FRETWEL
SUB LT A M JACKSON
3RD OFF T JACKSON WRNS

849  FAA SQUADRON
LT J J NIXON




 130 SQUADRON
SGT A W UTTING

412 SQUADRON
FLT OFF L W POWELL DFC  RCAF



PENHALE TRAINING CAMP - ROYAL ARTILLERY 
IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO LOST THEIR LIVES AS A 
RESULT OF THE BOMBING OF PENHALE CAMP ON 
JULY 7 1940

58 LIGHT ANTI AIRCRAFT REGIMENT ROYAL ARTILLERY
W BLAYLOCK
G C DAVIES
J GILFILLAN
G A GAULD
W T HAMILTON
G HARRISON
C HENRY
A KEENAN
 W MITCHELL
R MUNRO
J S O'SULLIVAN
H PANTON
J RICE
H SMITH
 D TUMILTY
T B WOODS

ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
A T JONES
W McCOLL JONES

KINGS OWN REGIMENT
T E C EVANS

ROYAL ARMY ORDNANCE CORPS
S TYRER
J D BRADLEY



Dedication Plaques

IN MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH SOPHIA KNIGHT
WHOSE LEADERSHIP 
ENTHUSIASM AND 
GENEROSITY LED TO THE 
COMPLETION OF THIS WALL

IN GRATEFUL APPRECIATION OF 
CHARLES LESLIE BRYANT 
WHOSE VISION WAS REALIZED 
WHEN THIS HALL WAS OPENED 
ON 20TH APRIL 1957

The right hand section of the panel
IN MEMORY OF THE MEN OF 
PERRANZABULOE PARISH
WHO LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES 
FOR THEIR COUNTRY 
IN THE WORLD WAR
1939 - 1945

R. ASHARD
G.B. AUNGIERS
S. BALL
W. BAXTER
W. COLLINS
J. HIGGINS
G. HINGSTON
J.S. HODGE
C. HOUSE
F.J. KEAST
W.C. McCAMERON
A.B. REYNOLDS
H. THOMAS
T.R. THOMAS
D. WATERS
E. WATERS
A.D. WATSON
B.F. WHITESTONE
J.C. WHITFORD
F.J.G. WILLIAMS
H.G. YEOMAN
A.H. CLEAVE
W.A. PARRIS
J.R. HARRISON

There seems to be very little on line about the origins of the hall. Any comments will be most welcome.

Another link relating to the bombing but with a lot more personal information is here

However a link to the BBC article on the Penhale Training Camp Bombing can be found here.

The transcript from the BBC is below:

Last Penhale Camp bombing memorial held in Perranporth

The camp was a rest and recuperation centre for those who had survived Dunkirk
A memorial service for 22 military personnel who died when Cornwall was bombed in World War II has been held.
The service marked the 70th anniversary of the Penhale bombing in which the first military personnel were killed in Cornwall.
Four bombs were dropped in 1940 onto the rest and recuperation centre for soldiers who had survived Dunkirk.
Relatives of those affected attended the memorial, which is the final service to be held for the incident.
Commander Ian Hiskip, from the Royal British Legion, said: "The 58th Light Anti Aircraft Regiment had been accommodated in Penhale having suffered some fairly horrific experiences at Dunkirk. 

William Moffatt
William Moffatt
 
William Moffatt survived the bombings of Penhale Camp in which 22 men were killed
"A lone German bomber, who we believe was looking for RAF St Eval, stumbled across Penhale Camp and dropped its four bombs.
"Twenty-two soldiers were killed and a number of others were seriously injured."
William Moffatt, who survived the bombings, said: "One of my colleagues, said that 'plane is pretty close', and as he said that 'bang, bang, bang' and that was it.
"We all dived out to see what damage had been done, or if any of the lads had been killed, and they had.
"The following weeks we all slept out on the beach and on the sand dunes because everybody got scared stiff."
Bob Andrew, from the Cornish Aviation Society, who was 10 at the time of the bombing, said: "We didn't know what had been done and we were rather taken a-back that somewhere had been bombed.
"He [Mr Andrew's father] was terribly upset and knew soldiers had been killed, and he went to the church and saw these coffins, he came back with tears streaming from his eyes saying 'those poor boys, they're all dead and in one grave'."
Most of the 22 men who were killed in the incident were buried in Perranporth, but many of their families were unable to attend their funerals because they were based in Scotland, Wales and the north of England.

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