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Compiled and copyright © Paula & Dave Kennington 2006

This unusual memorial is located in the grounds of St. James church, Jacobstowe.

Photograph Copyright © Paula & Dave Kennington 2006
Photograph Copyright © David Bayne 2018

In proud memory of

GODFREY Francis Arthur
Lance Corporal 24441, 6th Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Died 19 October 1918. Aged 21. Son of George Henry and Bessie Alma Godfrey, of The Mill, Jacobstowe, Exbourne, Devon. Buried in MONT HUON MILITARY CEMETERY, LE TREPORT, Seine-Maritime, France. Plot VIII. Row L. Grave 11B.
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KING Sydney Edward
Private 345776, 1st Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Killed in action 28 September 1918. Aged 26. Born Okehampton, Devon, resident Jacobstowe, Devon, enlisted Barnstaple. Son of Edward and Elizabeth King, of 8, Jacobstowe, Exbourne, Devon. No known grave. Commemorated at VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, on. Panel 4.
Sergeant 8804, 2nd Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Died 12 November 1916. Aged 27. Native of Jacobstowe, Devon. Son of Henry and Mary Tancock, of Exbourne, Devon. Buried at ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XII. Row D. Grave 7A.
Private 46452, 4th Battalion, Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment) formerly M/272317, Mechanised Transport, Royal Army Service Corps. Died of Broncho Pneumonia and Heart Failure in the 3rd General Hospital, Sheffiedl, 3:45pm, 14 January 1918. Born and resident Jacobstowe, Devon, enlisted Okehampton, Devon. Son of Richard and Sally Weeks, of North Piend, Jacobstowe. Attested 26 December 1915, aged 26 years 5 months, Farmer by trade, unmarried, resident Jacobstowe, height 5 feet 7 inches, chest 37½ inches, resident North Piend, Jacobstowe, religious denomination Church of England. In the 1911 census he was aged 23, born Drewsteignton, Devon, a Son Working On Farm, son of Richard and Sally Weeks, resident North Piend, Jacobstowe, Devon. Buried at the North of West end of the Church in JACOBSTOWE (ST. JAMES) CHURCHYARD, Devon.
Who gave their lives for their country in the war 1914-1918
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JACQUES Horace Samuel
Petty Officer Telegraphist D/J 112956, H.M. Submarine "Sterlet," Royal Navy. Died 27 April 1940. Aged 31. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas James Jacques; husband of Margery Lilian Jacques, of Dovercourt, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 39, Column 3.

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