Devoran Roll of Honour WW1

The Roll of Honour  in Devoran Village Hall lists all those Devoran men who served in WW1 including the casualties.

The Roll of Honour and names can be found on this blog post.

Devoran Roll of Honour 1914-18,  Devoran village hall (photographed : Mark Norris, 2013)

Devoran Roll of Honour 1914-18, Devoran village hall (photographed : Mark Norris, 2013)

The newly unveiled handmade poppies made by Ann, Esther and others garland the Roll of Honour,  Poppies Coffee morning, Devoran Village Hall, 19 July 2014

The newly unveiled handmade poppies made by Ann, Esther and others garland the Roll of Honour, Poppies Coffee morning, Devoran Village Hall, 19 July 2014

These  pictures were taken at the ‘Poppies Coffee Morning’, 19 July 2014  celebrating the Devoran Roll of Honour in the Devoran Village Hall and marking the WW1 centenary.

Shortly afterwards the Roll of Honour went off for paper conservation as part of the Village Hall restoration project. It had become damaged by damp over many years.

The lost first draft 1914 – 1916

During restoration a lost first draft from 1914 to 1917 was found tucked behind the familiar one. This first draft was not compiled in alphabetical order, unlike the finished one that we see today. It was written in the order that people enlisted or were conscripted up to mid 1916. https://devoranwarmemorial.wordpress.com/2015/09/26/the-first-draft-of-devoran-parish-roll-of-honour-revealed/

Who created or wrote the Devoran parish Roll of Honour? 

We think the GLB whose initials are at the bottom of the Roll of Honour are the initials of the local woman who compiled it and did the beautiful calligraphy or lettering on both the first draft and the finished Roll of Honour.

 

She must have completed this alphabetical Roll of Honour when she returned form Ambulance Driving in France 1916-17 to get married in the village church https://devoranwarmemorial.wordpress.com/2016/10/13/gwendoline-edwards-drives-off-to-war-13-october-1916/

The Roll of Honour names only the men who served from Devoran. Read our blog post about “Life In Devoran in WW1” for a glimpse of what ‘national service’ several Devoran women were involved in.

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