A new memorial which pays tribute to the men and women in Pilton who served in World War One has been unveiled.

The plaque in Rotary Gardens tells the stories of seven soldiers, and lists all 58 local men who died during, or as a result of their service, and was unveiled by the mayor of Barnstaple, Councillor Ian Roome.

The memorial comes after two years of work between local history group The Pilton Story and North Devon Council. Stories of those who fought and died in the war have been recognised on a plaque which sits on a memorial plinth in the middle of the gardens.

The tribute was originally suggested by the late Dave Butt, whose youngest daughter Amy helped mark the occasion.

Pilton ward member, Councillor Mair Manuel, said: “The commemorative plaque will remind us all of their sacrifice in World War One and the debt we owe them still.”

The Pilton Story team used the work of Brian Barrow, and information from the soldiers’ families, contemporary newspaper reports and regimental diaries and documents to prepare the plaque.

The full stories can be found on The Pilton Story archive.