New digital archive tells Great War stories

09:22 01 August 2014

The fallen who hailed from Clinton Estates in North and East Devon are remembered with a new online memorial.

A digital memorial has been created to remember the fallen of World War One who hailed from Clinton estates, which includes Heanton Estate at Merton.

The stories of North and East Devon men who went to fight have been retold thanks to teams of volunteers and historians plus a website provided by Lord Clinton’s Charitable Trust and Clinton Devon Estates, in association with the Fairlynch Museum, Budleigh Salterton.

They have produced www.devonremembers.co.uk – Honouring the 1914 Generation, which lists the fallen from several villages, including Merton, whose section was compiled by volunteer Philip Collins.

Also revealed to the public for the first time is the wartime diary of the Honourable John Trefusis, who was to become the youngest Brigadier General of his day in the British Army.

Known to his troops as Jack Tre, he was a younger brother of the current Lord Clinton’s grandfather and was killed by a sniper on the Western Front in October 1915, aged 37.

The website can be seen at www.devonremembers.co.uk. People can add their own stories and photographs on the site, or by emailing mail@devonremembers.co.uk.

It is part of the Devon Remembers project being co-ordinated by Devon County Council at www.devonremembers.info

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other North Devon Gazette visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by North Devon Gazette staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique North Devon Gazette account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Other News Stories

Yesterday, 09:39
Work on Barnstaple's new TK Maxx store is continuing to progress. Picture: Andy Keeble

TK Maxx has announced that its new shop in Barnstaple will create 35 jobs.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:37
Labour candidate for North Devon, Mark Cann

In the latest of our series of profiles, we meet Labour’s candidate for North Devon, Mark Cann

Read more
Yesterday, 08:47
The dolphin washed up on Putsborough beach. Picture: Amanda Baldwin.

Dead dolphin found washed up on North Devon beach yesterday (Wednesday).

Read more
Yesterday, 07:00
Marlene May with her new book. Picture: Sarah Howells

Marlene May, 77, is selling her new book at charity shop where she has worked for 18 years.

Read more
Yesterday, 07:00
The Trumpton bonfire in Torrington is coming together.

Torrington Cavaliers get set for giant charity bonfire in August.

Read more
Wed, 16:09
Dave Garrett and Mark Edwards getting ready for the 100 mile challenge.

Bideford man prepared for epic 36-hour non-stop walk in aid of the Chemotherapy Appeal.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 12°C

min temp: 8°C

Most Read News

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
North Devon Football League
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Family Notices 24

Digital Edition

Image
Read the North Devon Gazette e-edition today E-edition



North Devon's trusted business finder