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MORTONHAMPSTEAD 1914 - 1918 WAR MEMORIAL

1914 - 1918 War Memorial
© Richard J. Brine

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G.BENNETT
PLY 11509 Private George Bennett of the Royal Navy, The Royal Marine Light Infantry, HMS Champagne. Son of George and Hannah Bennett. Born in Okehampton 19 January 1884. Died in the UK 5 October 1917 aged 31.
F.W.ENDICOTT
183550 Chief Yeoman of Signals Frederick Woodley, the Royal Navy, HMS Colossus. Son of Lewis and Sarah Endicott. Born in Moretonhampstead in the December Quarter of 1878. Died 5 February 1915 aged 36. Buried in Moretonhampstead churchyard.
F.HUXTABLE
CH/19290 Private Francis (Frank) Huxtable of the Royal Marine Light Infantry, serving on HMS Formidable.  Son of William and Emma Huxtable. Born in Chagford 13 June 1887. Died 1 January 1915 aged 28 when his ship was lost.
ARMY
H. ABRAHAM
9341  Lance Corporal Hubert Abraham of the 1st Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of William and Elizabeth Abraham. Born in Moretonhampstead in the June Quarter of 1895. Died 24 November 1914 aged 19.
W.H.AGGETT
34560 Lance Corporal William Henry Aggett of the 2nd/4th Battalion, the Ox and Bucks Light Infantry, formerly 9281 of the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Daniel and Alice Aggett. Born in Moretonhampstead in the December Quarter of 1895. Died 1 November 1918 aged 23.
S.AGGETT
240473 Sergeant Samuel Aggett of "D" Coy, the 1st/54th Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of William and Elizabeth Aggett. Born in Chagford in 1887. Died 30 September 1918 aged 32. Buried in St. Andrews churchyard.
H.AGGETT
267745 Private Herbert Aggett of the 1st/6th Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of William  and the late Sarah Aggett. Born in Doccombe in 1896. Died 5 February 1918 aged 22.
C. H. N. BEER
9507 Lance Sergeant Charles Howard Nelson Beer of the 1st Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of James and Janetta Beer. Born in Bideford in the June Quarter of 1892. Died 17 May 1915 aged 23. Buried in France.
F.J. BEER
8251 Private Frederick James Beer of the 2nd Battalion, the Coldstream Guards. Son of James and Elizabeth Beer. Born in Moretonhampstead in 1891. Died 5 November 1914 aged 23.
 
S.BENNETT
81386 Private Samuel Bennett of 32 Coy, the Machine Gun Corps; formerly 24471 of the Dorsetshire Regiment. Son of George and Hannah Bennett; brother of George ( see above). Born in 1898. Died 7 August 1917 aged 19.
A.L.BOND
14204 Private Anthony Lambert Bond of the 2nd Battalion, the Dorsetshire Regiment; formerly 18087 of the Devonshire Regiment. husband of Alice Bond. Born in Blackawton in the December Quarter of 1892. Died 14 February 1916 aged 24.
G.BRAY
32747 Private George Bray of the 2nd Battalion, the South Lancashire Regiment. Son of Thomas and the late Bessie Bray; husband of Louisa Bray. Born in Ashburton in 1890. Died 28 April 1918 aged 28.
A.W.BRIMBLECOMBE
107901 Gunner Albert William Brimblecombe of "X" Coy, the 55th Trench Mortar Battery of the Royal Field Artillery. Son of George and Hannah Brimblecombe. Born in Moretonhampstead in 18i98. Died 30 November 1917 aged 19.
G.CROUT
9783 Private George Crout of the 2nd Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of William and Mary Crout of the rear of Court Street, Moretonhampstead. Born in Moretonhampstead in 1897. Died 19 December 1914 aged 17
A.J.EAST
240471 Lance Corporal Albert John East of the 1asty/5th Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Frank and Louisa East; brother of Percy (see below). Born in Hambeldon, Berks in 1889. Died 23 November 1917 aged 28.
P.W.EAST
A/200151 Rifleman Percy William East of the 17th Battalion, the King's Royal Rifle Corps. Son of Frank and Louisa East; brother of Albert (see above.) Born in Moretonhampstead in the December Quarter of 1892.aged 24.
A.T.ENDICOTT
25828 Lance Corporal Alfred Tom Edniscott of the 1st Battalion,, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of  Lewis and Sarah Endicott; brother of Frederick (see above). Born in Moretonhampstead in the December Quarter of 1878. Died 5 February 1915 aged 36. Buried in Moretonhampstead churchyard.
J. C. GRIFFIN
5411 Corporal John Charles Griffin of the 17th Signal Coy, of the Royal Engineers. Born in Newbridge, Co, Kildare, Eire  in 1873. Died 12 April 1917 aged 44. Spent much of his career as an instructor with the Air Battalion of the Royal Engineers at Farnham, Surrey - the 1st Flying unit of the British Army.
W.A.HANNAFORD
8638 2nd Lt. William Alan Hannaford of the 5th Battalion of the Somerset Light Infantry. Son of William and Bessie Hannaford. Born in Newton Abbot in 1899. Died 23 November 1917 aged 18.
T.HARDING
123767 Corporal Thomas Harding of the 10th Labour Battalion, the Royal Engineers. Husband of Alice Harding of Ford Street, Moretonhampstead. Born in Moretonhampstead in the March Quarter of 1868. Died 13 March 1916 in an accident  aged 48.
W.J.HILLMAN
T/21339 Lance Corporal William John Hillman of the Royal Army Service Corps.  Son of Fanny (w); husband of Jane Hillman. Born in Launceston in 1886. Died 21 October 1918 aged 32.
F HUXTABLE
Private Francis (Frank) Huxtable of the Royal Marine Light Infantry serving on HMS Formidable. Son of William and Emma Huxtable. Born in Chagford 13 June 1887. Died 1 January 1915 aged 28 when his ship was sunk.
A.T. HYETT
33163 Private Arthur Tom Hyett of the 16th Battalion, the Royal Warwickshire Regiment; formerly 13769 of the R. N. D. Hussars. Son of William and Ruth Hyett. Born in Moretonhampstead in 1892. Died 23 August 1918 aged 26.
F. R. JACKMAN
25345 Private Felix Rowe Jackman of the 9th Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Rebcca and the late John Jackman. Born in Chagford in 1898. Died 23 August 1918 aged 20.
G. H. LAKE
5350 Private George Herbert Lake of the 6th Dragoon Guards (The Carabineers) of the Household Cavalry. Son of Hannah and the late Alfred Lake. Born in Exeter in 1895. Died 23 March 1918 aged 23.
R.MILLER
27075 Corporal Richard Miller of the 1st Battalion, the Somerset Light Infantry; formerly 23775 of the Devonshire Regiment. Son of William and Emma Miller. Born in Moretonhampstead in 1886. Died 5 December 1916 aged 30.
W.H.SLEE
38059 Private William Henry Slee of the 9th Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of William and Mary Slee. Born in Moretonhampstead in 1884. Died 26 October 1917 aged 33.
F.P.SNELL
45607 Private Frank Parker Snell of the 1st Battalion, the Royal Scots Fusilers. Son of Henry and Edith Snell; brother of William Snell  (see below). Born  in Drewsteignton in the June Quarter of 1887. Died 26 September 1917 aged 33.
W.SNELL
240096 Private William Snell of the 5th |(Prince of Wales) Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Henry and Edith Snell; brother of Frank (see above).  Born in Torquay in 1883. Died 13 November 1917 aged 34.
W.E. STOCKMAN
G/20856 Private William Ewart Stockman of the 1st Battalion, the Buffs. Son of William and Augusta Stockman. Born in Cardiff in 1898. Died 1 December 1917 aged  19.
E.W.SUSSEX
Lt.  (acting Captain) Edgar William Sussex of the 3rd Battalion, the Scottish Rifles. Son of William Augusta Sussex; brother of Reginald (see below). Born in Dartmouth in 1890. Died 25 August 1917 aged 24. Awarded the Military Cross.
R.A.SUSSEX
2nd Lt Reginald Arthur Sussex of the 4th Battalion, the Prince of Wales Own; attached to the Yorks and Lancs Regiment.  Son of William and Augusta Sussex; brother of Edgar (see above). Born in Dartmouth in 1890. Died 20 March 1917 aged 27.
J.B.TOWNSHEND
345843 Private John Blamey Townshend of the 16th  Battalion (Royal 1st Devon Yeomanry/ Royal North Devon Hussars) the Devonshire Regiment. Son of John and Martha Townshend. Born in Moretonhampstead in 1889. Died 4 September 1918 aged 22.
W.J.UNDERHILL
10690 Lance Sergeant William John Underhill of the 8th Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of William and Emma Underhill. Born in Chagford in 1890. Died 25 September 1915 aged 25.
E.WANNELL
11651 Private Ernest Wannell of the 10th Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of George and Susan Wannell. Born in Moretonhampstead in 1897. Died 10 February 1917 aged 20..
W.WILLCOCKS
34619 Private William Willcocks of the 9th Battalion, the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Nephed of William and Elizabeth Willcocks of Moretonhampstead. Born in North Tawton in 1884. Died 8 June 1917 aged 33.
AIR FORCE
O.B.W.WILLS
Lt. Oliver Byerly Walters of the Royal Flying Corps (later the RAF) Son of George Wills; husband of Ursula Wills. Born in Finchley in 1893. Died 10 November 1918 in Suffolk aged 26. Awarded the Military Cross.

 

 
 
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