War Graves Ceremony

On Saturday November 3rd 2018 at 11am at Teignmouth Old Cemetery there was a unique historic event  – the first time ever that the war graves of Teignmouth Cemetery had been commemorated.  This marked the 100th anniversary of the end of World War 1 and recognised those who died in service and are buried in the 49 war graves scattered throughout the cemetery.

This was the culmination of the first phase of a project started by the Friends of Teignmouth Cemetery earlier this year – to clear and maintain the war graves in agreement with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

The programme for the ceremony was as follows:

Introduction Neil Howell, Chairman FOTC
Prayers and Blessing of Poppies Minister Jamie Redfern, Teignmouth Baptist Church
Exhortation Remembrance Committee/Royal British Legion
Last Post, two minute silence, Reveille Terry Aisthorpe, Trumpeter
Kohima Epitaph Remembrance Committee/Royal British Legion
Closing words and unveiling of the War Graves Commemorative Board
Dispersal to lay Poppies on War Graves. Trinity School CCF

There are a selection of photographs below from the ceremony together with some links to video footage and a Radio Devon interview prior to the ceremony.

Commemorative Board










Commemorative board prior to unveiling

Crosses to be placed on the war graves









Planting crosses


Planting crosses







Other Media Links:

(Note that links may expire with time)

VideoViv Wilson MBE

VideoTeignmouth Events

Interview – Radio Devon (fast forward to 2hrs 10 mins into the programme)