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ST GILES IN THE WOOD 1914 - 1918 WAR MEMORIAL

 

First World War, memorial plaque

The War Memorial in the Church to the war dead of the 1914 - 18 War.

©Richard J. Brine

 

J.O.CLEMSON
Captain John Oliver Clemson of the Royal North Devon Hussars. Husband of Mary Clemson of Stevenstone House. Born Crumpsall, Lancashire in 1883. Died 9 December 1915 aged 32.
H.V.COUCH
2348 Private Herbert Victor Couch of the 1st/6th Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Thomas and Lucy Couch. Born in St Giles in 1888. Died 17 November 1916 aged 28.
L.COUCH
30382 Private Lawrence Couch of the 1st Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Charles and Lucy Couch of High Bullen. Husband of Ellen Couch. Born in St Giles in 1894. Died 23 April 1917 aged 23.
P. FRIEND
2129 Private Philip Friend of the 4th Battalion, the Seaforth Highlanders. Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Ann Friend of Kingscott. Born in St Giles in the December Quarter of 1893. Died 11 March 1915 aged 22
J. HOYLE
19305 Private John Hoyle of the 5th Battalion, the Dorsetshire Regiment; formerly 2358 of the Royal North Devon Hussars. Husband of Ellen Hoyle. Born in St Giles in 1885. Died while a German PoW 5 January 1918 aged 33.
E.W.JOHNS
267 Sergeant Ernest William Johns of the 8th battalion, the Canadian Infantry. Son of Fanny and the late Hugh Johns of Huntsham Wood. Born in Great Torrington in 1882. Died 22 July 1916 aged 35.
T. J. KELLY
15446 Private Thomas James Kelly of the 16th Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of James and Mary Kelly; husband of Edith (formerly Kelly). Born in St Giles in 1891. Died 19 April 1917 aged 26.
A. J. ROW
34277 Private Arthur James Row of the 2nd/4th Battalion, the Ox and Bucks Regiment. Son of Charles and Ann Row of Higher House; brother of Charlie (see below). Born in St Giles in 1900. Died 14 April 1918 aged 18.
C. E. ROW
202044 Private Charlie Edward Row of the 15th Battalion, the Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Son of Charles and Ann Row of St Giles in the Wood; brother of Arthur (see above) Born in Braunton in 1898. Died 5 May 1917 aged 19.
C. E. SANDERS
16788 Private Charles Enos Sanders of the 2nd Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of John and Rosa Sanders. Born in St Giles in 1895. Died 15 September 1916 aged 21.
F. W. SUSSEX
8540 Corporal Fred W. Sussex of the 2nd Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of  Joseph and Mary Sussex of Buckgrove. Born in St Giles  in 1888. Died 22 April 1916 aged 28.
F. WITHECOMBE
44109 Private Frank Withecombe of the 10th Battalion, the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Son of Charles and Mary Withecombe of Great Huish. Born in Buckland Brewer in 1896. Died 4 October 1917 aged 21.

Family memorial to John Clemson

The memorial to John Oliver Clemson,  owner of Stevenstone, was placed in the church by his wife and family.

©Richard J. Brine

 

 
 
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