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EAST BUCKLAND 1914 - 1918 WAR DEAD

 

East Buckland is a very small village - even by Devon's standards. Its population (including the elderly, women  and children) in 1901 was just 96 and by the 1970s, the total had dropped to 55.

A century ago, the villages of East and West Buckland combined to produce a joint Memorial which is sited in West Buckland. The two local brothers named below appear to have been missed off the joint memorial* which contains some names of young men from West Buckland School who were not  from East or West Buckland.

 

F.BLIGHT
12586 Private Frederick Blight of "A" Coy, the 8th Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Caroline Blight (and the late Frederick Blight). Caroline by now, lived at near-by Filleigh in the Almshouses there, having worked in the village as a charwoman to support her children for virtually all of her working life. Frederick was born in Langtree in 1891. He died 25 September 1915 aged 24.
W.BLIGHT
265932 Private Walter Blight of the 1st/6th Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Caroline Blight as above and brother of Frederick. He was born in East Buckland in the June Quarter of 1897 and died 18 July 1917 aged 20.

 

*There is a photo of the joint memorial on the West Buckland page.

 

 
 
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