A First World War project is bringing communities across the UK together to mark the centenary of the Gallipoli landings.continue reading..
The team behind the Devon Remembers website, based at Budleigh Salterton’s Fairlynch Museum and supported by the Lord Clinton Charitable Trust, has appealed for help with any information people may have about an old photograph they were sent.continue reading..
Tributes to more than 80 men from the East Devon village of Beer who fought in the Great War can now be found on this site. You can listen to researcher Richard Scott talk about the project..continue reading..
Five sons of artist John White and his wife Rosetta served in the First World War, two in the same regiment. All survived the conflictcontinue reading..
The surrender of 2,600 British and more than 9,000 Indians troops is regarded by some as possibly the greatest humiliation ever inflicted upon the British Army. Stanley Westlake from Beer was among those taken prisoner.continue reading..
To qualify for the Mercantile Marine Medal, a seaman had to have served at sea for at least six months during the war and to have undertaken at least one voyage through a danger zone.continue reading..
The Volunteer Training Corps was the First World War forerunner of the Home Guard.continue reading..
Men of the Royal Naval Reserve were called up by the Admiralty on 3 August 1914, just before war was declared between Great Britain and Germany. continue reading..
Town remembers those who survived the conflictcontinue reading..
He was known as the youngest Brigadier General in the British Army, but what is less well known is that the Hon John Trefusis, son of the 20th Baron Clinton, also kept his own diary throughout a large part of the Great War.continue reading..
Four brothers served, three came homecontinue reading..
VADs in Budleigh Salterton and beyond. Prior to the outbreak of the war, the Government and bodies including the Red Cross instigated the Voluntary Aid Detachments across the country, to provide field nursing services should hostilities break out.
The story of Joyce Dennys' Great War. Artist and writer Joyce Dennys’ connections with Budleigh Salterton are well recorded, and she is also known more widely as the author of Henrietta’s War, a series of letters subtitled News from the Home Front 1939-1942.continue reading..