As part of the national commemoration of the Centenary of the end of the First World War, St George’s Church is producing an exhibition next year to record the details of the 37 men from both World Wars listed on the Town war memorial.
Our aim is to bring their names to life for future generations by researching their family background, where they lived, when they served and where they fell and are buried. We will be working with many agencies, including local societies and the Primary School. As many of those who fell came from local families who still live in the area, we are particularly keen to obtain family information and photographs so that we can keep their memory alive. We would also like to put a commemorative poppy on the door of the homes they left to act as a visual reminder to the community.
We are planning to produce a booklet of all the information collected that will be given to all the children in the School and a presentational copy will be held with the Roll of Honour in the Remembrance Chapel in St George’s Church. If you can assist in any way or have any information, photographs or memories about those Modbury men who gave their lives for their country, please email us or speak with Robin Chambers.
Those that made the ultimate sacrifice:
Harry Blight ~ John Borne ~ John Bunker ~ Walter Coyte ~ Maurice Davis ~ William Dulton ~ Wallace Hannaford ~ Arthur Haskell ~ Charles Hill ~ Sidney Hill ~ Edward Hoskin ~ James Howard ~ Alfred Hurrell ~ Allen Kendle ~ Warwick Kendle ~ James Kennard ~ Sidney Kennard ~ John Lakeman ~ Sidney Luscombe ~ Charles Martin ~ Horace Mitchelmore ~ Harry Mortimore ~ Samuel Rogers ~ Stephanus Shute ~ Reginald Weekes ~ Ernest Woods ~ William Wood ~ Henry Wyatt
William Dare ~ Victor Deville ~ William Fox ~ Harry Lowry ~ George Miles ~ Fred Toms ~ Edgar Watts ~ James Young