Dig For Victory

The ‘Dig for Victory’ campaign was vital to help keep the country fed well and healthy during both of the World Wars and also during the years after.This is the story of the campaign and its relevance on a local level.

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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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