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Posted by Stuart Gray on June 4, 2010, 16:06:07
78.148.117.215

Dear Sir/Madam,

On 7th. July 1940, Penhale Army Camp, Cornwall, was bombed by a lone German
plane. Twenty-two men, newly returned from the horrors of Calais and Dunkirk
were killed, 19 being subsequently interred in a local Cornish graveyard. My
father survived this raid. Most of the victims belonged to the 58th. Light
Anti-Aircraft Regiment which was originally headquartered in Clydebank, but
had men from all parts of the U.K. within its ranks.

Every year since, the local Perranporth community has commemorated this
event, but this year, being the 70th. Anniversary, will be the last, and a
very special Remembrance service will be staged 17-18 July (full details at
bottom of page).

I have undertaken to try to contact relatives of all of the victims of the
1940 bombing, with some success. However, I have been unable to find all of
them, and wondered if you could provide help in finding some of those I have
been unable to locate?

Many thanks for any assistance you are able to provide.
Should you need further information, photographs of the regiment and
individuals, personal memories of the bombing, etc., I can supply these.
Yours faithfully,
Stuart Gray.

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SCOTLAND
1.
Name: KEENAN, ALEXANDER (born DOWN, NORTHERN IRELAND)
Rank: Gunner
1489618
Regiment/Service: Royal Artillery
Unit Text: 58 Lt. A.A. Regt.
Age: 19
Date of Death: 07/07/1940
Service No: 1489618
Additional information: Son of Catherine Keenan, of DUMBARTON.
Cemetery: PERRANZABULOE (ST. PIRAN) CHURCHYARD

2.
Name:RICE, JOHN (born GLASGOW)
Rank:Gunner
1483973
Regiment/Service:Royal Artillery
Unit Text:173 Bty., 58 Lt. A.A. Regt.
Date of Death:07/07/1940
Service No:1483973
Cemetery: PERRANZABULOE (ST. PIRAN) CHURCHYARD

3.
Name:JONES, WILLIAM MCCOLL (born GLASGOW)
Rank:Signalman
2582142
Regiment/Service:Royal Corps of Signals
Age:23
Date of Death:08/07/1940
Service No:2582142
Cemetery:GLASGOW (RIDDRIE PARK) CEMETERY
(His mother had him brought home for burial.)
4.
Name: MUNRO, ROBERT (born DUNDEE)
Rank: Private
7617771
Regiment/Service: Royal Army Ordnance Corps (born DUNDEE)
Secondary Regiment: Royal Artillery
Secondary Unit Text: attached 58 Lt. A.A. Regt.
Age: 35
Date of Death: 07/07/1940
Service No: 7617771
Additional information: Son of Robert and Martha Munro, of DUNDEE.
Cemetery: PERRANZABULOE (ST. PIRAN) CHURCHYARD

5.
Name: SMITH, HERBERT (born BUCKIE)
Rank: Gunner
1471070
Regiment/Service: Royal Artillery
Unit Text: 174 Bty., 58 Lt. A.A. Regt.
Date of Death: 07/07/1940
Service No: 1471070
Additional information: Son of Christina Smith, of BUCKIE, BANFFSHIRE.
Cemetery: PERRANZABULOE (ST. PIRAN) CHURCHYARD

WALES
1.
Name:EVANS, THOMAS EDWARD CHARLES (born MONMOUTHSHIRE)
Rank: Private
4077528
Regiment/Service:King’s Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster)
Unit Text:7th Bn.
Age:27
Date of Death:07/07/1940
Service No:4077528
Additional information:Son of Thomas and Sarah Olwen Evans, of BARGOED,
GLAMORGAN.
Cemetery: PERRANZABULOE (ST. PIRAN) CHURCHYARD

2.
Name:JONES, ARTHUR TYSILIS (born ISLE OF ANGLESEY)
Rank:Signalman
2313458
Regiment/Service:Royal Corps of Signals
Age:34
Date of Death:07/07/1940
Service No:2313458
Additional information:Son of Owen and Margaret Jones; husband of Dorothy
Ada Jones.
Cemetery: PERRANZABULOE (ST. PIRAN) CHURCHYARD

3.
Name:O’SULLIVAN, JOHN SAMUEL (born CARDIFF)
Rank:Gunner
1494270
Regiment/Service:Royal Artillery
Unit Text:58 Lt. A.A. Regt.
Age:21
Date of Death:07/07/1940
Service No:1494270
Additional information:Son of Samuel Michael and Elizabeth Louisa
O’Sullivan, of GRANGETOWN, CARDIFF.
Cemetery: PERRANZABULOE (ST. PIRAN) CHURCHYARD

ENGLAND
1.
Name: HARRISON, CLARENCE (born NOTTINGHAM)
Rank: Gunner
1496827
Regiment/Service: Royal Artillery
Unit Text: 172 Bty., 58 Lt. A.A. Regt.
Age: 22
Date of Death: 07/07/1940
Service No: 1496827
Additional information: Son of Sidney and Eliza Ellen Harrison; husband of
Marjorie Ivy Harrison.
Cemetery: PERRANZABULOE (ST. PIRAN) CHURCH
2.
Name: HENRY, CHARLES (born LIVERPOOL)
Rank: Gunner
1494119
Regiment/Service: Royal Artillery
Unit Text: 174 Bty., 58 Lt. A.A. Regt.
Age: 21
Date of Death: 07/07/1940
Service No: 1494119
Additional information: Son of William Owen Henry and Sarah Henry, of
DINGLE, LIVERPOOL.
Cemetery: PERRANZABULOE (ST. PIRAN) CHURCHYARD

3.
Name: PANTON, HOWARD (born CUMBERLAND/NORTHUMBERLAND)
Rank: Private
7614981
Regiment/Service:Royal Army Ordnance Corps
Secondary Regiment:Royal Artillery
Secondary Unit Text:attd. 58 Lt. A.A. Regt.
Age:21
Date of Death:07/07/1940
Service No:7614981
Additional information:Son of John and Margaret Panton, of STAKEFORD,
NORTHUMBERLAND.
Cemetery: PERRANZABULOE (ST. PIRAN) CHURCHYARD
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PERRANPORTH VETERANS’ DAY PROGRAMME, SATURDAY, 17TH. JULY, 2010

Both the Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall, and the High Sheriff will be in
attendance. Two bands will march in the parade, and events on the Inner
Green during the afternoon are shaping up. Redruth Town Band appear at the
evening concert in the Memorial Hall.Both the RBL county Standard Bearer,
and the Deputy Standard Bearer will be present, together with an unknown
number of other RBL Standards and Standards from other organisations.
Frances White is working on the media so I hope we will get decent coverage.

The outline programme is as follows:

1130 – Parade forms outside the Fire Station in Station Road, Perranporth.
1140 – Parade marches off, up St Pirans Road to the Inner Green.
1200 (approx) – Flypast by 771 Squadron SAR Duty Sea King helicopter from
RNAS Culdrose. There may also be a flypast by a Spitfire, and a Cherokee
Piper Cub still in its WW II livery.
1200 – Service on the Inner Green and an address by the Lord Lieutenant,
Lady Mary Holborow.
1230 – Parade marches back to the Fire Station, with Lady Mary taking the
Salute.
1300 – Lunch in the Memorial Hall.
1300 – 1600 – Entertainments on the Inner Green.
1930 – 2130 – Concert in the Memorial Hall.

The concert will comprise of two 45 minute performances with a 30 minute
interval. During the interval a raffle will be held and there will be a 15
minute slot for a short talk from a veteran on the Penhale Army camp bombing
raid victims.

SUNDAY, 18TH. JULY, 2010

Church Service – St. Piran’s Church, Perranzabuloe.
– Re-dedication of Penhale bombing Memorial (relocated from Penhale Army
Camp to St. Piran’s churchyard)
– Wreath laying.
– Bugler – Last Post.
– Piper – Lament.

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