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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George Pickersgill Cable WW1

George Pickersgill Cable was the son of Baron Ernest Cable (1st Baron Ideford) and Lilian Sarah Sparkes whose family home was Lindridge, Bishopsteignton, from 1913. He was killed in action at Fromelles, during the second battle of Ypres, possibly in the Battle of Aubers Ridge in France on 9th May 1915 aged 23 years.

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