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This blog was previously at:
http://perranporthveteransmissing.posterous.com/

The blog continues to receive enquiries. These are forwarded to Stuart Gray, who has been able to help the families of several soldiers who were stationed at Perrranporth at the time of the attack.

Heads up! STV and SWTV

July 6, 2010
Hullo All,
  
I am told that BBC Scotland will interview on Tuesday afternoon, then air footage on “Reporting Scotland” News TV from 6.30 p.m. on Wednesday evening.

 
They are also hoping to broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland “NewsDrive” which airs from 4 to 6 p.m.
 
Summary of Scottish TV and radio coverage due for Wednesday 7th July (the 70th anniversary of the Penhale Camp bombing)
 
  • BBC Radio Scotland, “Newsdrive” Programme 4 to 6 p.m.
  • STV News Programme from 6 p.m.
  • BBC TV “Reporting Scotland” from 6.30 p.m.
 
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STV are right now in talks with Grenada, Central TV, and some Welsh stations, etc. to see if they want the feed too.

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ITV Wales are picking up the Penhale story, and adapting it to give a Welsh slant.
 
It too will probably air tomorrow, Wednesday.

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Note that we have only four sets of relatives remaining out of the initial 22 to make any contact with.

  • Three of these are the Welshmen, (Thomas Edward Charles Evans, Arthur Tysilis Jones, John Samuel O’Sullivan), who are proving resistant to all efforts to find their relatives. Perhaps ITV Wales will have better luck!

  • Also missing are the relatives of Clarence Harrison, of Nottingham.
  
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Regards,
Stuart Gray
 
 

The Welsh Connection – still trying to make contact with closest remaining relatives of Thomas Charles Edward Evans, Arthur Tysilis Jones and John Samuel O’Sullivan . . .

July 6, 2010

The South Wales Echo ran a story last October. The relatives of several other soldiers have been found as a result of similar local publicity. Bargoed library did a pretty thorough search and came up with nothing.  Welsh radio and newspapers gave good coverage of the story, mentioning the three Welsh boys lost on 7th July 1940.

Swalesecho

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

Genes Reunited “Trying To Find” topic thread for Thomas Edward Charles Evans: http://www.genesreunited.co.uk/boards.asp?wci=thread&tk=1227501


Name:JONES, ARTHUR TYSILIS (born ISLE OF ANGLESEY)***Now looking for his son, also Arthur Tysilis Jones, born South Wales 1940***
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

Genes Reunited “Trying To Find” topic thread for Arthur Tysilis Jones: http://www.genesreunited.co.uk/boards.asp?wci=thread&tk=1227502


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 (born 1918, South Wales)
Service No:1494270
Additional information:Son of Samuel Michael and Elizabeth Louisa (maiden name Angell)
O’Sullivan, of GRANGETOWN, CARDIFF.
Cemetery: PERRANZABULOE (ST. PIRAN) CHURCHYARD

Mother: Elizabeth Louise (or Louisa) Angell, born 1893, Bristol area/Gloucestershire
Father: Samuel Michael O’Sullivan, (possibly born Liverpool 1901 – only birth of a Samuel O’Sullivan in the right age range in FreeBMD)

Genes Reunited “Trying To Find” topic thread for John Samuel O’Sullivan: http://www.genesreunited.co.uk/boards.asp?wci=thread&tk=1227503

Still trying to make contact with closest remaining relatives of Howard Panton . . .

July 6, 2010
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One of Howard’s more distant relations in Stakeford, Northumberland, has kindly sent photo’s. Over the years, this gentleman has unfortunately has lost touch with Howard’s relatives in Scotland. Stuart Gray is still looking for these relatives, who are thought to have come from the Glasgow area. The relation in Stakeford recalls that Howard had a middle name beginning with “M” although there is no trace of a middle name in any official records found so far.

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

Mother’s Maiden Surname: Oliver (Margaret)

 

Possible record of mother’s death:

 

Name: Margaret Panton
Death Registration Month/Year: 1968
Age at death (estimated): 82 = dob c1886
Registration district: Northumberland Central

 

Possible record of father’s death:

 

Name: John Panton
Death Registration Month/Year: 1954
Age at death (estimated): 62 = dob c1892
Registration district: Newcastle Upon Tyne
Inferred County: Northumberland

 

Still trying to make contact with closest remaining relatives of Charles Henry . . .

July 5, 2010
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Although some more distant relations of Charles Henry (born Liverpool and raised in Dingle) have been found, the organisers of the memorial service have not been able to make contact with his twin sister, great-nephew or great-niece. Many thanks to the Liverpool Echo for providing some much-needed publicity and their detailed coverage of this story!

THREE DOWN – FOUR TO GO!

June 30, 2010

Relatives of another of the soldiers have now been been found!

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Many thanks to all who helped so enthusiastically on the Genes Reunited “Trying To Find” Community Message Board:

http://www.genesreunited.co.uk/boards.asp?wci=board&bk=2

Without their help we would not have found the cousins of William McColl Jones:

Name:JONES, WILLIAM MCCOLL (born GLASGOW) ***RELATIVES FOUND***
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.)

Son of Charles Edward Jones and Margaret Stalker McRae.

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A Genes Reunited member has confirmed that William’s grandmother is in his family tree and that he will contact William’s cousins in the UK and USA.

Urgent search for remaining relatives of Dunkirk soldiers bombed 7th July 1940 at Penhale Camp

June 30, 2010

I have been helping Stuart Gray to publicise his search for relatives, in order to invite them to the 70th and last remembrance service and memorial parade on July 17th and 18th at Perranporth in Cornwall. Please check to see if any of your relatives are listed and pass this on.

 

Many thanks,
Liz

TWO DOWN – FIVE TO GO!

June 29, 2010

Relatives of two of the soldiers have now been been found.

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Name: HENRY, CHARLES (born LIVERPOOL) ***RELATIVES FOUND AND CONTACTED***

Many thanks to all who helped so enthusiastically on the Genes Reunited “Trying To Find” Community Message Board:

http://www.genesreunited.co.uk/boards.asp?wci=board&bk=2

Without their help we would not have found the nephew and niece of Charles Henry:

Name: HENRY, CHARLES (born LIVERPOOL) ***RELATIVES FOUND AND CONTACTED***
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

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Name:PANTON, HOWARD (born CUMBERLAND/NORTHUMBERLAND)

***RELATIVES FOUND AND CONTACTED***

Stuart Gray emailed the Primary School in Northumberland that he guessed Howard would have attended in the 1920’s.

The current Head Teacher has rung back to say they know of a local relative, possibly a cousin.

The school has contacted the cousin, given him Stuart’s details and the cousin is going to contact Stuart.

Name:PANTON, HOWARD (born CUMBERLAND/NORTHUMBERLAND)

***RELATIVES FOUND AND CONTACTED***
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