This web site is dedicated to those people of Winkleigh who took an active part in the armed and associated forces during World War One. In particular, to those who gave their lives at this time, most of whom are recorded on the Winkleigh Memorial Cross. There are descriptions of their time in service together with their early life and schooling. In addition, there are descriptions of the battles in which these men took part, and the campaigns that set the stage for these battles, together with a descriptions of the life and community of Winkleigh that they left behind and a picture of life in the schools there.
The Memorial Cross page is a representation of the plaques on the Winkleigh Memorial Cross commemorating the Winkleigh men who died in the armed forces. For the first time, there are complete descriptions of each man’s involvement, together with some genealogy. There are links to these descriptions of their military service; just click on any man’s name or any associated box for the full description of his involvement in the war. Also included at the end are J. MEDLOCK and R. MITCHELL who are not mentioned on the memorial cross. In addition, C. H. STEPHENS has been added to the Roll of Honour because he was eligible to be there but judged at the time to be “not really a Winkleigh man” although he lived here with his wife at the time.
There is also the history of the construction of the Memorial Cross which can be seen by clicking on the image on the right or following the History of the Cross link on the left.
The Roll of Honour page is a representation of the Roll of Honour in Winkleigh church. There are descriptions are far as it has been possible to discover about each person listed. Although for some of them full service records have been found, most do not have the detail that is associated with those that died in the war. Click on any name to see their stories.
These pages are continually being expanded as additional sections are completed, together with occasional amendments as further information is discovered. It is anticipated that there will also be sections describing the schooling within the parish together with a section about daily life during this period. The last addition or amendment was made on 28th February 2018. The researcher and author welcomes any further contributions and comments by Email at firstname.lastname@example.org
The information on these pages are the result of the most thorough and complete research on this subject to date, carried out by Robert Side for, and with the help of, the people of Winkleigh. A full acknowledgements page is being prepared. Additional research, genealogy and web site preparation have been provided and any comments or amendments to any of these are most welcome by Email at email@example.com