St Mawes Heritage Group provides information in Memory of those who died in World War I

The St Just and St Mawes Heritage group researched those who gave their lives in World War I as part of the memorial to mark 100 Years of the end of World War One.
They used two telephone boxes as information points The local Heritage used two old phone boxes to provide details of the lives of those who died during World War I

This old phone box served to provide information of those from the local are who died during WWI

The local Heritage group used two old phone boxes to provide details of the lives of those who died during World War I with this poster

This old phone box served to provide information of those from the local are who died during WWI

The local Heritage group used two old phone boxes to provide details of the lives of those who died during World War I with detailed information of their service

It provides depth to lives that are otherwise only listed on a War Memorial and is a poignant memory of the sacrifices made.

 

 

We Will
Remember
Them

Hamoaze Dockyard Transcript 1709

These are to direct and Require you to discharge Charles Bunce foreman of the Sailmakers from the extra bookes of this yard, his being appointed Mas. [Master] Sailmaker at Lisbon; also to discharge Thomas Stevens from being Serv. [Servant]  to Mr. Newell & enter him as Sailmaker, & in his rooms enter Wm.[William] Newell as a Servant to the said  Mr Newell, at the Wages established  until further Order, And for so Doing this shall be your Warrant, Dated in Her Maj.[ Majesty’s Yard at Hamoaze the 28 March 1709

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Dockyard Warrant Book 1709

Excerpt from a page of the Dockyard Warrant Book for 1709

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One aspect of maritime history that the site will reflect is the transcript of the Dockyard Warrant Book for Her Majesty’s Dockyard at Hamoaze for 1709. The contract for the Dockyard was signed in December 1690. Buildings from 1790 have survived to the present.

It is the office copy of all the orders  to supply materials, for the purchase of supplies and  the appointment of men to positions in the dockyard in Devonport and elsewhere.  The Dockyard even today employs men from Devon and Cornwall and Cornwall has always supplied materials and supplies to the Dockyard..

For Family Historians, Stoke Damerel Church Devonport had a reputation of being an easy church to get married in. If you can’t find the marriage you are looking for it is sometimes worth checking Stoke Damerel