Bishopsteignton War Memorial

Bishopsteignton’s War Memorial is “listed” and stands at the top of a raised platform adjacent to the pavement on Fore Street, Bishopsteignton. It was first erected to commemorate those who died during the First World War. Later a stone plaque and flower vase were added at the base of the memorial to commemorate the Fallen of the Second World War.

War Memorial

Bishopsteignton’s War Memorial is “listed” and stands at the top of a raised platform adjacent to the pavement on Fore Street, Bishopsteignton. It was first erected to commemorate those who died during the First World War. Later a stone plaque and flower vase were added at the base of the memorial to commemorate the Fallen of the Second World War.[1]

Bishopsteignton War Memorial
Bishopsteignton War Memorial
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War Memorial Bishopsteignton
Bishopsteignton War Memorial
©Jess Gibby 2018

First World War

WWI Inscription

Memorial Inscription
Memorial Inscription
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The War Memorial  has the following inscription:

“To the Glory of God, and the Immortal Memory of the Brave Men of Bishopsteignton who fell in the Great War 1914 -1919.”

“Greater love Hath no man than this. That a man lay down His Life for his friends”

 

WWI Names

Here are the names of the men of Bishopsteignton recorded on the memorial who lost their lives in World War I.

For their individual biographies follow the link on their names.

Lest We Forget.

1915 / 1916

Bishopsteignton Memorial 15/16 Names
Memorial Names
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1917 / 1918 / 1919

Memorial Names1917-19
Memorial Names 1917-1919
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Others

There are two other serving men not listed on the memorial but who are buried in St John’s Churchyard, Bishopsteignton.

C. BACK
H. STAMP

 

Second World War

The re-dedication of the WWII memorial took place on 29 February, 1948.

WWII Inscription

The Second World War Memorial  has the following inscription:

“ALSO TO THE MEMORY OF THOSE WHO FELL IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR 1939 – 1945 “

 

WWII Memorial
WWII Memorial

WWII Names

Here are the names of the men of Bishopsteignton recorded on the memorial who lost their lives in World War II.

For their individual biographies follow the link on their names.

Lest We Forget.

1939 – 1945

J.W. BEER 
H. BIFFEN
J.M. DIXON
R.G. DYER
R. EVANS
G.T. GARRATT
J.E. HULLAND
F.C. PAGET
T.H. SAUNDERS
R.A. SLATER
S.A. TREEN
G. VALENTINE
J.H. McGREGOR

 

 

References and credits

1.  The war memorial listing is at www. historicengland.org.uk/

War Memorials Online