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War Memorial Bishopsteignton

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 James Sharland WW1

Early Life 12022 Private William James Sharland of the 10th Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment was the only son of James and Emma Elizabeth Sharland, of Fore St, Bishopsteignton. He was born in Pembroke in the March Quarter of 1893.[1] In 1901 the family were living...

Charles Henry Back WW1

Early Life Charles Henry Back was born on the 7th Jan 1892. In 1901 Charles was 8 years old, at school and was living in Radway Street with his parents Robert (an agricultural labourer) and Eliza, (née Yeoman) along with his sister Florence aged 22 years (a domestic...

William Ernest Back WW1

Early Life William was born in Bishopsteignton in 1887 and lived in Radway Hill. His parents were Robert James Back, a farm labourer and Eliza Back (née Yeoman). In the 1911 census William was living in Radway Hill, not far from Arthur Apps who was also killed in...

H.G.(Fred) Burgess. WW1

Early Life Trayton Charles Douglas Burgess was Fred's proper name but he seems to have been known as Fred and he even enlisted in the army with this name. It is not clear where the initials H. G. arise. Fred was born in Kensington, London in the first quarter of 1898...

Frederick George Cole WW1

Early Life Frederick George Cole was born in 1891 and was living with his parents Alfred, a farmer, and his mother Emma (née Roberts) at 17, West Street, Abbotskerswell. The 1891 census indicates Alfred was born in South Brent and Emma in Christow, where Frederick was...

George Pickersgill Cable WW1

Early Life George was born on the 5th Dec 1891, the son of Baron Ernest Cable (1st Baron Ideford) and Lilian Sarah Sparkes whose family home was Lindridge, Bishopsteignton from 1913.  The birth was registered in Newton Abbot, George was educated at Harrow College...

Arthur Apps WW1

Early Life Arthur Apps was born in 1898 in Bishopsteignton and lived in Radway Hill, Bishopsteignton with his father John and his mother Emma Apps (née Parish). From the information supplied by the 1911 census Arthur Apps was 13 years old at the time of the census. At...

John William Cawcutt WW1

Early Life Private John William Cawcutt M2/181850 of the Royal Army Service Corps served in BE Africa and was the son of John William and Jane Cawcutt (née Hallaway). He was born in Reading in 1885. In the 1891 census his parents were “poor law schoolmasters and...

Richard Ernest Gill WW1

Early Life Richard Gill was born in Bishopsteignton in June, 1883 to his father James and mother Sarah Jane and there is a record of his baptism on the 20th June that year in St John’s church. He married Elizabeth Anne Townsend (born in Bishopsteignton in 1887) at St...

Frederick John Manning WW1

Early Life Frederick John Manning was born in Bishopsteignton on the 18th Jan 1875 to William Manning and Elizabeth P Manning. His father William was born in the village and was noted in the 1851 census as a shoemaker at aged 15 years . His grandfather John Manning...