Budleigh Salterton

About Budleigh Salterton

A coastal community, Budleigh Salterton provided men for all three branches of the armed forces: the Royal Navy, the army and what was to become the Royal Air Force.

Men originally from the parish also served in the forces of the Commonwealth nations that had become their new homes after they emigrated, such as Canada and New Zealand.

Seventy-nine Budleigh Salterton men are recorded as having given their lives in the service of Britain and her Empire in the Great War, as well as two women who were members of the VAD, the Voluntary Aid Detachment.

Fifteen of the men who signed up to fight from 1914 to 1918 joined the Devonshire Regiment, others from Budleigh Salterton saw action in Scottish, Indian and Irish regiments on battlefields far and wide.

The Fallen from the community are honoured on the War Memorial, on a brass plaque in St Peter’s Church, and in the churchyard. 

Research on the Honoured of Budleigh Salterton by Sheila Jelley and Margaret Brett.

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