Captain William Cecil Hammond of the 8th Battalion, the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Son of the Reverend Henry Benjamin Hammond and his wife Catherine Davidson Hammond (née Ponsford). Born in Callington, Cornwall in the December Quarter of 1897. Killed in Action 24 April 1917 aged 19.
K/9620 Leading Stoker William Henry Reed of the Royal Navy, HMS Nottingham. Son of Samuel and Emmalina Reed (née Garland). Born in Poughill, Crediton 29 September 1892. Died 19 August 1916 aged 23.
21811 Private Albert Ashmore of the 6th Battalion, the Somerset Light Infantry. Son of William and Eliza Ashmore (née Spear). Born in Sandford in the September Quarter of 1895. Died 20 July 1916 aged 21.
345680 Private Samuel Andrew Reed of the 16th ( Royal Devon and Royal North Devon Yeomanry) Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Parents not yet identified. Believed to have been born in Halwill in 1889. Died 3 December 1917 aged 29.
11250 Private Ernest Lee Richards of the 1st Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of William Lee and Francis Richards (née Howard). Born in Stockleigh Pomeroy in 1889. Died 3 April 1915 aged 26.
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1031854 Gunner William Coombs of 152 Battery, 51 Light AckAck Regiment of the Royal Artillery. Son of Albert Edwin and Elizabeth Ann Coombs; husband of Elizabeth Mary Coombs of South Molton. Died aged 36 some time between 29 May 1940 and 2 June 1940. His body was never found and he is remembered on the Dunkirk Memorial.
Captain Henry Hammond did not lose his life in a war but is commemorated adjacent to the War Memorials. He was the older brother of Captain William Hammond (see above), saw service throughout the Great War and was the eldest son of the Rev. Henry Benjamin Hammond who was then Vicar of this church - he retired in 1935.