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Bishopsteignton and World War I


Read about the people and events connected to Bishopsteignton from World War One.

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Remembrance 2023

Spotlight featureSocial media trailerSaturday 11th NovemberSunday 12th NovemberAnimals in Conflict - They Also Served Today, whilst we all take time to honour and remember those who gave their lives in two world wars and later conflicts, it’s fitting that we also...

James William Taylor

Military Experience James joined the 1/6th Battalion, Devonshire Regiment which was a Territorial Force as a private (Service Nr 267973). This division was ordered to India to replace the regular British and Indian armies who were being deployed to the western front,...

Commemorating the WWI Centenary

On November 11th, 2018, the community of Bishopsteignton, Devon processed along the stunning Road of Remembrance , past the new memorial bench to St John’s Church to witness a moving commemoration service acknowledging the lives of all those who were lost  in World War I. This service marked the culmination of four years of Bishopsteignton events and research marking the centenary of the Great War which are recorded here.

Charles Edward Koebel WW1

Early Life Charles Edward Koebel was born on the 24th Jan 1878 in Croydon, Surrey. He lived at various addresses around London. His attachment to Bishopsteignton came through his parents (father Oscar and mother Emma) who had moved to Murley Grange. The Koebel family...

George Frederick Parish WW1

Early Life When George Frederick Parish was born in 1878 in Colebrook, Devon, his father, George, was 30 years old and his mother, Sarah, was also 30 years old. He married Kate Susan Parish (née Marks) in 1901. They had one child during their marriage -  Frederick...

Ernest John Passmore WW1

Early Life Ernest John Passmore was born in Bishopsteignton in the March Quarter [1] of 1890. In 1891 he was living with his parents (Alfred and Sarah Passmore) and sisters (Florence, Annie, Mary, Caroline and Lily) at 9, Radway Street, Bishopsteignton and was still...

Horton George Stamp WW1

Early Life In 1881 Horton George Stamp's grandfather George (a nurseryman from Exeter) and grandmother Elizabeth Stamp were living in Cross Cottage, Bishopsteignton with their fifteen year old son George (Horton's father) who was a scholar. They also had the curate...

George Ambrose Warren WW1

Early Life 160645 Chief Yeoman of Signals George Ambrose Warren of the Royal Navy was born on 30th December 1875 to James (a porter, born in Crediton, Devon)  and Emma Warren (born in Bishopsteignton). He married Jessie G. Lamacroft in 1908 who was born in...