Reginald Babbage

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Private Reginald "Reg" Babbage
Life dates
10 May 1902 - 15 Jul 1952
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His obituary in 1952 records him as a man who had identified himself with many good causes in his native parish. He was a keen churchman, a member of the Parochial Church Council as well as a sides man and bell ringer. He was a committee member of the Menheniot Co-Operative Society and the Parish Produce Association. He was an earlier member of the Athletic Association and won trophies for billiards. 2nd Lieutenant Bill Mewton attended his funeral and is is clearly stated in Reg's obituary that Mewton is representing Auxiliary Units. 

Unit or location Role Posted from until
Roseland Patrol Patrol member 01 Jul 1940 03 Dec 1944
National ID
WBHH 16/1
Commissioned or Enlisted
July 1940

Quarry worker

Polpinka, Menheniot, Liskeard, Cornwall
Other information

The son of Benjamin and Mary Babbage. In 1921 father and son both worked for Betty Steed at Menheniot Quarry. He married Mary Underwood in 1928.


TNA ref WO199/3391

1939 Register 

Roseland Patrol diary.

Cornish Guardian 24 July 1952