A BRIEF WHO WAS WHO OF THE ABOVE MENTIONED PEOPLE
Sir E. Prideaux, bart. 1
Sir Edmund Sanderson Prideaux was a Baronet, Magistrate and full Colonel who lived at Netherton Hall, Farway near. Honiton. He was born at Farway in 1794.
Percival Brown 2
Percival Brown was a half-pay Brigadier of the 62nd Foot Regiment whose retirement had brought him to live on the outskirts of Exeter in Alphington. He was a Yorkshire, born in Beverley around 1798.
Hon. W. W. Addington 3
The Hon.William Wills Addington was, in 1852, a County Magistrate. Born in Rickmansworth, Herts, around 1824, he lived at that time in Heavitree on the outskirts of Exeter.
Winslow Jones 4
Winlsow Jones was a local Exeter solicitor, born in Heavitree around 1816.
James Buller 5
James Wentworth Buller, wealthy and influential landowner and Magistrate, of Downes, near Crediton. He was born around 1799.
W. R. Crabb 6
Not yet identified as the name is spelt on the Memorial
H. V. Mules 7
Horace Vibart Mules was an attorney. He was a local councillor in Honiton and Deputy Superintendent Registrar to the Union Workhouse there. He was born in Honiton around 1820.
W. Dennis Moore 8
William Denis Moore was a respected Exeter solicitor who lived in Pennsylvania. He was born in Wellingborough around 1805.
J. W. Harris 9
John W. Harris was an Exeter man, born around 1812. He had a prosperous practice in Southernhay as a physician and surgeon as did his father before him.
H. Barron Rodway 10
(Detailed information kindly supplied by Arthur Rodway)
Henry Barron Rodway was born in 1809 in Northfield, Birmingham. Like so many others mentioned here, he was a medical man of local renown, running a dental practice in Torquay in the 1850s. He married Elizabeth Allin (Allen) in 1835 and brought up a family of 12 children including a son, Charles Allin Rodway, who also joined the Volunteers - rank not known.
Earl Fortescue, KG. 11
Hugh Fortescue, 3rd Earl Fortescue (April 4, 1818–October 10, 1905), known as Viscount Ebrington from 1841 to 1861, was a British peer and occasional politician. He entered the House of Commons in 1841 as a member for Plymouth. He lost this seat in 1852, but returned in 1854 for Marylebone, which seat he held until 1859, when he was called up to the House of Lords by a writ of acceleration. He succeeded to his father's earldom two years later.
Edward Woolmer 12
Edward Woolmer was a very well-known public figure in Exeter born in November 1790. He was a pillar of the Tory Establishment, Chair of Exeter's Improvement Commission, Sheriff of the City in 1831, Freeman, Vice President of Exeter's Dispensary and the City's Receiver. Very little happened without his involvement since he owned an important local newspaper - Woolmer's Exeter & Plymouth Gazette.
Colonel Harding 13
Sir Arthur Edward Hardinge (the usual spelling) was better known as Colonel Arthur Hardinge who had been Commandant at Balaklava during the Crimean War. He was born in 1828.
W. Tanner 14
William Tanner Esq. was a local landowner. He lived mainly in London but had local interests including the gift of various livings, among them that of Lapford. He was born around 1807.
Dr. Scott 15
Dr. David Scott, a retired Physician and Surgeon of Hills Court, Pennsylvania, Exeter.
H. L. Hertzel 16
Henry Hertzel was born in Exeter around 1795. He had a distinguished legal career and at the time of his appointment to this committee was Exeter's Receiver in Bankruptcy.
G. H. Haydon 17
George Henry Haydon was the Steward of the Devon County Lunatic Asylum. An architect by profession, he was a local man who had been born in Heavitree around 1823.
J. Arthur Locke 18
Son of a wealthy land-owning family, John Arthur Locke was born at Northmere House, Dulverton around 1832. He was eventually to marry Adele Drewe, daughter of Devon's High Sheriff, Edward Sincoe Drewe.
G. Pycroft 19
George Pycroft. Born in Corsham Wilts around 1820, he was a skilled and much-loved medical practitioner who lived in Kenton for many years. His interest in local history and all things to do with Devon brought him wider recognition.
W. G. Harris 20
Not yet identified - he may have been a contact of John Harris, one of the first officers commissioned by the Volunteers.
G. Woods 21
Not yet identified.
W. Cann 22
Believed to be William M. Cann, physician and surgeon, who, in 1852, lived not far from the Devon County Lunatic Asylum on the edge of Dawlish and would have been known to John Bucknill. He was born in Spreyton around 1812.
John C. Bucknill 23
John Charles Bicknell was, for some years, the physician in charge of the Devon County Lunatic Asylum in Exminster. He was born in Market Bosworth, Liecestershire, around 1819. He had an excellent reputation both as a medical man and as a public figure.