A large stone plaque listing the names of all those in the parish who served in the Great War hangs in the inner porch of St. Paul's Church, Filleigh. The plaque is headed with this inscription:
The following from this Parish served their King and Country in the Great War 1914 - 1918:
W. H. Blight
Miss R. Smyth Richards*
G. W. Anstey
Miss A. M. Rodd*
C. F. Francis
Miss B. Smyth Richards*
*The Smyth-Richards sisters were daughters of George Cobley Smyth-Richards who played a prominent part in the Great War as Surveyor to the Devon War Agricultural Executive Committee - a group formed to supervise food production in the County as part of the war effort.
The Rodd sisters - Hilda and Audrey - were daughters of Thomas Rodd who had a saddlery business in North Devon.