Ringmore – All Hallows Church

One of the most beautiful memorials in Devon is this stained-glass window (above and below) at Ringmore church, the background of which pays tribute to all three services with, above the kneeling figure, soldiers crossing No Man’s Land and a British biplane circling above, while to the right the Royal Navy waits offshore (and what’s the betting there’s a tank hiding behind the Royal British Legion flag?).  Pity I din’t get better photos really.

Three men, out of only eight in total, who died on the Passchendaele Ridge on the same date, 26th October 1917.

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7 Responses to Ringmore – All Hallows Church

  1. Claire Stoyle says:

    at last I have found my great uncle’s memorial – it’s a mystery to its place as so far as I know he never lived in this area.

    • Magicfingers says:

      Sometimes it is really really difficult to find out the reasons that a name appears on a particular memorial. I know of one name on a memorial that is only there because the deceased’s wife owned a property in the area! And you didn’t mention which name is your Great Uncle’s?

  2. Julie Price says:

    William Cox is my great-grand uncle, or great-great uncle, brother of my great-grandmother. It does get confusing. The family was from the Ringmore area. My mother speculates that it was William that introduced his sister, Alice to my great-grandfather, Edwin.

  3. Julie Price says:

    Thank you, Magicfingers. I will look that up.
    I am connected to another name on the window. Turns out George William James Freeman is my 1st cousin 3x removed, cousin to my great-grandmother, Alice Cox, nephew of my great-great grandmother, Agnes Freeman.
    I must check out the Triggs, too, as my great-great-great grandfather’s sister married a William Triggs.
    I’m thinking a visit to Ringmore might be fun, when Covid is well and truly gone. Until then, the internet does all my travelling for me.

    • Magicfingers says:

      You are welcome Julie. Yes, much as I want to be roaming churchyards or Flanders cemeteries – is that weird? – I too am not doing so yet awhile.

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