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AWLISCOMBE WAR MEMORIAL 1914 - 1918

 

The War Memorial and part of the village hall
There are dozens of memorials in Devon which are said to have been designed by the famous Devon sculptor Harry Hems.  Sadly this one is not his - Harry Hems died many years before it was commissioned from his former workshop. 

Not all the money raised to put it up was used in this way - the village made the decision to create a new and much-needed village hall which can be glimpsed to the right of the memorial. It has been much enlarged and improved in recent years by the addition of  a lottery grant to the original funding.

©Richard Brine

 

G.. WELDON
Captain Geoffrey Weldon of "D" Battery, 48th Brigade, the Royal Field Artillery. Son of Edward and Gertrude Weldon of Tracey House, Awliscombe. Born in Awliscombe in 1886. Died 25 September 1916 aged 30.
J. TUCKER
130392 Driver John Tucker of the Royal Horse and Field Artillery. Son of John and Lucy Tucker. Born in Awliscombe in 1896. Died 3 December 1917 aged 21.
H. L. PENNELL
Commander Harry Lewin Lee Pennell, of the Royal Navy, HMS Queen Mary. Son of the late Mr and Mrs R. L. Pennell of Awliscombe; husband of Catherine Pennell of The Chestnuts, Minchinhampton, Glos. Born in Northampton in the March Quarter of 1883. Died 31 May 1916 aged 34 in the Battle of Jutland.. Served in the last South Pole expedition with Captain Scott.
F. L. GARDNER
Captain Frederick Lee Gardner of the Royal Navy, the Naval Transport Office (Dieppe). Husband of Constance Gardner. Born in Hornsey in 1881. Died 28 May 1917 in France of illness aged 36.
B. H. BESLEY
Captain Barton Hope Besley of the 1st Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of the Rev. William Blundell Besley and his wife Margaret (née Chichester). Born in Torrington in the June Quarter of 1879. Served in South Africa - present at the Relief of Ladysmith. Saw action at Colenso, Spion Kop, Vaal Kranz, Tugela Heights, Pieters Hill and Laings Nek. Held both medals and 7 clasps. . Died 25 October 1914 aged 35. Mentioned in Despatches
F. PIKE
14478 Private Fred Pike of the 1st Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Annie Pike (widow. Born in Ottery St Mary in 1898. Died 22 August 1915 aged 17.
S. ROWLAND
3/6805  Private of Sidney Rowland of the 1st Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Brother of Mr. J. Rowland of High Street, Honiton. Born in Awliscombe in 1896. Died 17 July 1915 aged 19.
W. HAWKINS
17727 Private William Hawkins of the 8th Battalion, the Somerset Light Infantry. Son of Matt and Elizabeth Hawkins. Born in Upton, Seavington, Somerset in 1893. Died 15 April 1916 aged 23.
J. BISHOP
14807 Private John Bishop of "D" Company, the 8th Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of John and Agnes Bishop of 1 Cooper's Cottage, Awliscombe; husband of Florence Bishop of the Post Office, Awliscombe. Born in Upottery in 1881. Died 25 September 1915 aged 35.
G. HINE
14830 Private George Hine of the 8th Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of James and Emma Hine of Awliscombe. Born in Membury in 1893. Died 14 July 1916 aged 23. 
R. HELLIER
85272 Private Reginald Hellier of the 3rd (London) Battalion, the Royal Fusiliers. Son of William and Bessie Hellier. Born in Uplyme in 1898. Died 24 August 1918 aged 20.

 

 
 
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