WW2 D-Day Normandy 75th Anniversary Commemorations

We came to remember and honour all those who gave their lives to liberate Europe 75 years ago. On June 6th 2019 Arromanches beach in Normandy was filled once more with the sounds and smells of military jeeps and ambulances and amphibious vehicles emerging from the sea. Hundreds of onlookers, many dressed in 1940s costumes, enjoyed the spectacle and remaining veterans arrived to pay their respects. We were all grateful for peace.

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The Big Breakfast

The Big Breakfast. Many people in Bishopsteignton have enjoyed the 'Big Breakfasts' at the Community Centre, which have now been successfully taken on by a group of friends in the village, supported by the Scouts. The funds raised are donated to support various charitable causes. This is the story of how and why these breakfasts started.

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Charles Edward Koebel WW1

Captain Charles Edward Koebel was born on the 24th Jan 1878 in Croydon, Surrey and his attachment to Bishopsteignton came through his parents (father Oscar and mother Emma) who had moved to Murley Grange. He was a professional soldier with the 1st Royal Surreys and was wounded at the ill-fated landing of Suvla Bay in the Dardenelles leading a company of the 1st Lancashire Fusiliers. He died three days later and was buried at sea.

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George Frederick Parish WW1

24627 George Frederick Parish's relationship to the village of Bishopsteignton is a bit of an enigma. If the information on the memorial is correct, then it seems that he is George Parish of Colebrook, Devon and he is on the memorial in Colebrook as well. As a gardener living in Kingkerswell, perhaps he was working at Lindridge or one of the other large gardens in the village? He joined the 8th Battalion, Devonshire Regiment and was killed in France on the 9th May 1917.

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Ernest John Passmore WW1

20882 Lance Corporal Ernest John Passmore of the 10th Battalion, the York & Lancaster Regiment was the son of Alfred and Sarah Passmore, of Radway Street, Bishopsteignton. Born in Bishopsteignton in the March Quarter of 1890 and died 5th July 1916, at the age of 26, in France.

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Horton George Stamp WW1

404050 Private Horton George Stamp of the Royal Army Medical Corps. Son of Horton and Lavinia Stamp. Born in Bishopsteignton in 1898. He died 21st May 1920 aged 22 years at the Smyrna Sanatorium in Torquay. He is buried in St John's Parish Church in Bishopsteignton.

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