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Bishopsteignton War Memorial
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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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William Taylor WW1

Early Life There is only a little information about William's family and currently his link  with Bishopsteignton is yet to be fully discovered. He is believed to have been born in 1893 in Kingsteignton, Devon. William's parents were George and Elizabeth Taylor who in...

Thomas Warren-Swettenham WW1

Early Life Thomas Robert Eaton Wybault Warren-Swettenham was born on 10th October 1867 in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. His parents were Robert and Amelia Marion Warren-Swettenham and the family home was Swettenham Hall, Congleton, Cheshire. He studied at Cheltenham...

William Henry Newton WW1

Early Life William Henry Newton was born in Colaton Raleigh near Ottery St Mary on September 21st 1894. There is a record of his baptism on 18th Oct 1894. According to the 1901 census he lived with his father Henry Francis Newton who was an agricultural cattle man,...

Thomas James Kidston WW1

Early Life Thomas James Kidston was born in Bishopsteignton on the 28th March 1876 to John and Louisa Kidston. According to the 1881 census he was living with his mother Louisa  (shown as a sailors wife) and his elder brother William and his grandmother Sarah Morritt...

Stephen George Ridgeway WW1

Early Life 44301 Private Stephen George Ridgeway of the 2/4th Battalion, the Royal Berkshire Regiment was the son of Charles and Minnie Amelia Ridgeway, of Mount Radford, Bishopsteignton. He was born in Bishopsteignton in the June Quarter of 1899.[1] According to the...

Charles Henry Payne WW1

Early Life 25581 Lance Corporal Charles Henry Payne of the 6th Battalion, the Somerset Light Infantry was the son of John and Ellen Louise Payne, of Cockhaven Road, Bishopsteignton. Charles was born in Shaldon in 1889. At the age of 1 year old  he was living at...

Clifford E Wallis WW1

Early Life 42625 Private Clifford Edward Wallis of the 2nd Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment was the eldest son of Clifford B. and Eleanor Ann Wallis (née Swain), of School House, Bishopsteignton. He was born in Bishopsteignton on 16th Jan 1896. According to the 1911...

Harry Martin WW1

Early Life Harry Martin's birth was registered in the June Quarter of 1880, at Bishopsteignton.[1] According to the 1881 census, when Harry was 1 year old, he lived with his father George Spear Martin who was a painter and his mother Frances (née Hawkins) who was born...

Harry Garland Vanstone WW1

Early Life Private Harry Garland Vanstone of the 2/4th Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment was the son of Thomas and Amelia Vanstone, of 2, Fore St, Bishopsteignton. He was born in Bishopsteignton in the December Quarter of 1893.[1] According to the 1901 census Harry...