John William Beer was born June 1922, in Bishopsteignton, Devon. Son of Willam Henry Beer and Mary Jane Beer (née Roberts). He served in the 4th Battalion of the Somerset Light Infantry (Prince Albert’s) as a Private, 5682633. He died in the Battle of Normandy, France on 6th July, 1944.
25581 Lance Corporal Charles Henry Payne of the 6th Battalion, the Somerset Light Infantry was the son of John and Ellen Louise Payne, of Cockhaven Road, Bishopsteignton and husband of Sarah Jane Payne, of 88, Orchard Portman, Taunton. Born in Shaldon in 1889, he died on 16 September 1916 aged 27 years.