Lewis Back

Lewis Back was born 6 August, 1905 in Bishopsteignton, Devon. Son of John Back and Lavinia Mary Back (née Widdicombe); he married Ivy Lillian Taylor in December 1928 in Newton Abbot, Devon. He served on H.M.S. Colombo, H.M.S.Furious, H.M.S. Terror and H.M.S. Renown in the Royal Navy as a Chief Stoker, D/K 62978. He survived WWII and passed away on 18 March, 1984 in Exeter, Devon.

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George Ambrose Warren WW1

160645 Chief Yeoman of Signals George Ambrose Warren served in the Royal Navy from 1893 until his death. Born in Bishopsteignton on 30th December 1875 he was the son of James and Emma Warren; husband of Jessie Grills Warren of 4, Orchard Terrace, Bishopsteignton. George died on 28th December 1918. He held Long Service and Good Conduct medals and served in the operations in the Persian Gulf (1909-1914) and also at the Battle of Jutland. He is buried in St John’s Churchyard, Bishopsteignton.

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Thomas James Kidston WW1

Thomas James Kidston was born in Bishopsteignton on the 28th March 1876 to John and Louisa Kidston. He was a Leading Stoker in the Royal Navy with the Service No 280054 serving on HMS Ariadne. He is described as 5’5″ with light brown hair, light blue eyes and a fair, fresh complexion. He lost his life at sea when the Ariadne was sunk off Beachy Head in July 1917.

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Charles Henry Back WW1

Charles Henry Back was the younger brother of William Ernest Back and is not on the Bishopsteignton War Memorial but was buried in St John’s churchyard, Bishopsteignton. He served in the Royal Navy – Service No K6263 – and was a Stoker Petty Officer during WW1. He was killed in an accident whilst serving on HMS Vivid II at Devonport on 7th January 1920.

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Frederick John Manning WW1

278881 Leading Stoker Frederick John Manning of the Royal Navy HMS Doris, was the son of the late William and Elizabeth P. Manning, of 6, Fore St, Bishopsteignton. Born in Bishopsteignton on the 18th Jan 1875 he lost his life on 31 May 1918 aged 43 years and is commemorated on the Plymouth Naval Memorial.

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