THE WAR MEMORIAL 1914 - 1918
A small marble plaque hangs above the Roll of Honour on a wall in the Church of St. Mary at Churchstow. It bears the inscription:.
"THE LOVING GIFT OF CHURCHSTOW IN MEMORY OF
CHURCHSTOW MEN WHO DIED IN THE GREAT WAR."
The names follow and underneath is another inscription
"MORE THAN CONQUERORS THROUGH HIM THAT LOVED US"
The names of the three men commemorated are:
|PRIVATE GEORGE AUGER
Private George Augustus Albert Auger of the 8th Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Auger, of Buckland-Tout-Saints, Kingsbridge; husband of Emmie Auger formerly Lee, of 4, Hood Cottages, Dartington, Totnes (married in 1914). Born in Kingsbridge in 1895. Died 25 September 1915 aged 20.
|PRIVATE WILLIAM LUSCOMBE
Private William Andrews Luscombe of the 1st Battalion, the King's Royal Rifle Corps. Son of Garland and Lucy Luscombe of Higher Holditch, Churchstow. Born in Churchstow in the March Quarter of 1899. Died 3 April 1918 aged 19.
|SAPPER ALFRED CLARK
Sapper Alfred Edward Clark of the Royal Engineers. Son of Richard and Grace Clark, of Churchstow; husband of Elizabeth Mary Clark, formerly Wilton, of 102, Fore St., Kingsbridge. Born in Churchstow in the June Quarter of 1883. Died 1 March 1919 aged 36. Buried in St Mary's churchyard, Churchstow.