Category: People behind the Names


Richard James Trebble (1926-1945)

Richard James Trebble was born in 1926 to Arthur and Minnie of Woolacombe. The family lived at WaveCrest. Richard along with his friends, Ray Easterbrook, Alf Yeo, Jeff Skinner and Jack Watts joined the Marine Cadets, which they attended in…

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Sub-Lieut Derek Worth

The Worth family lived in Woolacombe, Frederick, Derek’s father,  worked at the Woolacombe Bay Hotel during the second world war, as their own house had been taken over by the army when Woolacombe was used as a training base for…

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William John Cousins

William John Cousins was the eldest son of William and Charlotte Cousins, born in Mortehoe in 1884. William’s parents married in Lee on Christmas Eve 1878, they would only spent one week apart during their long marriage. William and Charlotte…

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Thomas Randall (1879-1916)

Thomas Randal was born on the 5th February 1879 to Richard and Jane Randall (nee Rose). Thomas was one of seven children, when he was born the family were living at Lily Cottages which can be found opposite the Chichester…

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Herbert Perryman (1885-1915)

Herbert Perryman was born in 1885 to Alfred and Mary Perryman. He would marry Ella Moule in 1908, where following their marriage they would live in Georgeham. Prior to his service in the first World War, Herbert worked with George…

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Kenneth Vernon Dodgson (1891-1915)

Kenneth Vernon Dodgson was born in Harrow on the 25th June 1891 to Reverend Francis Vivian and Constance Mary Dodgson. His father, Reverend Francis Vivian, had previously been the Chaplain to Dr Barnardo’s Home. Kenneth was educated at King’s School…

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Thomas Henry Nicholls (1892-1917)

Thomas Henry Nicholls was born in 1892 in Worcestershire to Samuel and Eva (nee Butler) Nicholls. Samuel and Eva married on the 25th March 1886 in the Parish Church at Shipston in Worcestershire. On their wedding certificate Samuel is shown…

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Eustace Edward Faull

Eustace Edward Faull was born in Glamorgan, Wales his was the son of Joseph and Eleanor Faull. Eustace’s father Joseph would die when Eustace was just six years old, he would then go on to lose a brother and two…

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Ulysses & James Harris Mortehoe Brothers

The People behind the Names – Ulysses & James Harris Mortehoe Brothers Private James Harris and his brother, Sapper Ulysses Marfleet Harris, were from Mortehoe and both lost their lives in the First World War. William Bale Harris was born in…

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William John Cowler (1897-1916)

William John Cowler was born in 1897 to John and Ellen Cowler (nee Hewitt). The family lived in Woolacombe at Holmesdale House, where they took in summer boarders and his father John worked as a Carriage Driver. William was an…

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