Remembrance Day in Coverack

A remembrance service took place in Coverack today in honour of those who lost their lives in conflict.

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Below are names from the memorial in Coverack Church, commemorating the service personnel from Coverack and the parish who lost their lives in World War I and World War II.

Those who lost their lives in World War I:

Zoe Kathleen Bryan-Daunt, Nurse, who died on 02 October 1918, aged 25.

Navy

Thomas John Eustace, Boatswain, who died on 31 May 1916, aged 35.

Frederick John Freathy, Petty Officer 2nd Class, who died on 01 November 1914, aged 46. His son, Frederick Charles Freathy, also fell.

John Carey, Boy, who died 09 February 1917, aged 17.

Army

William Henry Bonfield, Lieutenant, who died in Belgium on 26 October 1917, aged 37. His son, Frank Bonfield, later fell in World War II.

William M. Edwards, Private, who was killed in action in France and Flanders on 24 October 1917, aged 20.

Frederick Charles Freathy, Private, who was killed in action in France and Flanders on 11 December 1917, aged 22. His father, Frederick John Freathy, also fell.

William James Hocking, Private, who died on 07 March 1916, aged 20.

Those who lost their lives in World War II:

Frank Bonfield, Master at Arms, who died on 02 October 1942 as a prisoner of war in Japan, aged 41.

Richard Simon Bowden, Able Seman, who drowned in Libya on 07 February 1945, aged 35.

John Cruze, Boatswain, who died when MV Scottish Minstrel was torpedoed on 16 July 1940, aged 57.

Annette Bamford Hunter, Warden, who died on 17 August 1942, aged 46.

George Herbert White, Chief Petty Officer, who died in bombing on 09 April 1942, aged 40.

We also remember the many people whose lives’ were cut short by the physical and mental impact their service had on their health. Many returned later from prisoner of war camps and military hospitals and died shortly after the wars as a result of their sacrifices.

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