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EXBOURNE WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Paula & Dave Kennington 2006

The memorial is located in the grounds of St. Marys Church, Exbourne which is situated on the B3217. It takes the form of a two-stepped base surmounted by square plinth, shaft and Latin cross with the inscription in relief on the front face of the plinth and the top step. There are five names for World War 1 and two for World War 2.

Photograph Copyright © Paula & Dave Kennington 2006

In revement and tender memory of Exbourne lads who died for their country during the Great War 1914-1918

BROCK

Richard

Gunner 75338, 100th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 31 March 1917. Born and resident Exbourne, Devon, enlisted Okehampton. Buried in ST. NICOLAS BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row C. Grave 5.

CHAPPLE

Harry [Darke]

Private 44152, 2nd Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Killed in action 27 March 1918. Born Membury, Devon, resident Exbourne, Devon, enlisted Newton Abbot. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 24 and 25.

CHARD

William

Private 20035, 2nd Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Killed in action 23 March 1917. Born Plymouth, resident Exbourne, Devon, enlisted Exeter. Buried in PERONNE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot V. Row H. Grave 10.

LEWIS

William

No further information currently

MADGE

Frederick [William Paddon]

Private 29925, 7th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Formerly 8/1637, Training Reserve Battalion. Killed in action 2 April 1918. Aged 19. Born and resident Exbourne, Devon, enlisted Okehampton, Devon. Son of John W. and Mary Louisa Madge, of Townsend, Exbourne, Devon. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 45.

1939-1945

KETTLE

Laurence Henry

Lieutenant, H.M. Submarine "Tarpon," Royal Navy. Died 22 April 1940. Aged 26. Son of William Henry Arundell Kettle and Florence Winifred Mary Kettle, of Exbourne, Devon. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 36, Column 3.

PYKE

John Augustus

Gunner 1645953, 239 Battery, 77 Heavy A.A. Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died as a japanese Prisoner of War being used as a slave in Japan 29 November 1943. Aged 33. Son of William J. and Emma Pyke, of Exbourne, Devon. Commemorated on YOKOHAMA CREMATION MEMORIAL, Japan. Panel 3.

Last updated 20 January, 2019

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