Devon Military History - Books and Articles

Aggett, W.J.P. The Bloody Eleventh: History of the Devonshire Regiment, Vol. 2, 1815-1914 Exeter: The Devonshire and Dorset Regiment (1994) 518pp. Illus., Maps. [ISBN 0-95-12655-1-2] [Index]

Aggett, W.J.P. The Bloody Eleventh: History of the Devonshire Regiment, Vol. 3, 1914-1969 Exeter: The Devonshire and Dorset Regiment (1995) 686pp. Illus., Maps. [Index]

Alexander, J.J. Irish invasion of Devon [1067-8]. Trans. Devon. Assoc. vol. 55 (1923).

Amery, P.F.S. Devon Muster Roll Time of the Armada. Devon Notes & Queries vol.1, Part 2 (1900). pp. 50-54. [Index]

Amery, P.F.S. A Chapter in Devonshire History: County Defence in 1794-97. Trans. Devon. Assoc. vol. 24 (1892). pp. 214-218. [Index]

Atkinson, C.T. The Devonshire Regiment 1914-1918. Naval & Military Press Ltd (2001) 752 pp.

Avery, John. A Hospital Ship with Devon Born Crew and Troops in the 1881 Census, Devon Family Historian, no. 125, (Feb 2008) pp.19-22. [Contains list of 20 crew and troops]

Bailey, Peter. 'Gone for a Soldier', Devon Family Historian, vol. 131, (August 2009) pp.35-36. [About the East India Company's armies - contains details of 35 Devon men from the embarkation returns in the mid-18th century.]

Blackmore, Edward Anthony. Rum, Sodomy and the Lash: A Devon Lad's Life in Nelson's Navy, E A Blackmore (2002) 150 pp. [DFHS Library]

Brayshay, Mark. Defence Preparations in Devon Against the Arrival of the Spanish Armada: 'So doth the state of this countrye rest quiet in orderlye readynes'. In Devon Documents (ed. T. Gray). Tiverton: Devon & Cornwall Notes & Queries, Special Issue (1996) [ISBN 0925836203] pp.20-26.

Brooke, Alan. Devon Seamen in the Royal Navy, Devon Family Historian, no. 151, (2014) p.35.

Buckton, Henry. Devon at War Through Time, Amberley Publishing (2012) 96 pp.

Campbell, Jamie and Mills, Allison, (Ed.). North Devon at War: Vol 1, the Home Front(1995). [ISBN 1855224550] [Devon FHS Library p942.35/NOR]

Cannon, Richard. Historical Record of the Eleventh or North Devonshire Regiment of Foot: containing an account of the formation ..., London, Parker, Furnivall, Parker (1844) viii, vi, 94pp, illus. [Index]

Cannon, Richard. Historical Record of the Twentieth or the East Devonshire Regiment of Foot: containing an account of the formation ..., London, Parker, Furnivall, Parker (1848) xxxvi, 79pp., 3 plates. [Index]

Cannon, Richard. Historical record of the Forty-sixth or the South Devonshire Regiment of Foot: containing an account of the formation ..., London, Parker, Furnivall, Parker (1851) xix, 76p, 2 col plates. [Westcountry Studies Library 356.11/DEV/CAN] [Index]

Cannon, R. Succession of Colonels of The Forty-Sixth, The South-Devonshire Regiment Of Foot: Originally Numbered The Fifty-Seventh Regiment.Historical Record of the Forty-sixth or the South Devonshire Regiment of Foot, London, Parker, Furnivall, Parker (1851) xix, 76p, 2 col plates. p. xxxv. [Transcript]

Caraman, Philip. The Western Rising 1549 - The Prayer Book Rebellion, Tiverton, Westcountry Books (1994) 140 p. [ISBN 189838603X]

Chalk, John H. and Tapley-Soper, H. Devon: the booke of all the geldings, armor and weapons within the east devysion 1569, Typescript (1912). [D&CRS Library, Exeter: P1569]

Chinneck, Antony. Devon Officers of the King's Cornish Regiment, 1642-46, Devon Family Historian, vol. 107, (2003) pp.5-6. [Forty three names, with ranks, and parish of origin]

Chope, R. Pearse. The Devonshire Regiment and Territorials, The Devonian Year Book, London: The Devonian Association, illus. pp. 86-101. [Index]

Coles, R.G. The Plymouth Blitz Recalled, Devon Family Historian, vol. 103, (2002) pp.26-28.

Cotton, Richard W. The North Devon Fleet in 1588. Trans. Devon. Assoc. vol. 11 (1879), pp. 168-179. [Index]

Cornish, Thomas H. Sketch of the rise and progress of the principal towns of the North of Devon, together with the scenery and local advantages, Bristol, T.J. Manchee (1828) 47 p. [Westcountry Studies Library sxDEV/1828/COR]

Dewey, M. Enlistment into the Navy in 1672/73, Devon Family Historian, vol. 121, (2007) pp.15-19. [Extracts from the Shaftesbury Papers at the PRO, recording Devonshire and (mainly) Dorset enlistees.]

Freeman, Benson. The Yeomanry of Devon 1794-1927, London, St. Catherine Press (1927) [19], 301p, plates: ill, maps. [Westcountry Studies Library 355.22/DEV/FREBar]

Gaunt, Peter. Civil Wars of the Seventeenth Century. In Historical Atlas of South-West England, ed. R. Kain and W. Ravenhill, pp.147-157, Exeter, University of Exeter Press, (1999).

Gehrhardt, Marjorie. Devon Soldiers in the First World War, Devon Family Historian, vol. 150, (2014) pp.15-16. [A search for information about eleven named soldiers who suffered facial injuries]

Goodman, Norman. The Devonshire Regiment and Mesopotamia, Jauary-March 1916, Devon Family Historian, vol. 157, (2016) pp.16-18.

Gosling, Ted and Chapple, Roy. East Devon at war, Stroud, Alan Sutton (1995) 128p: chiefly ill. [ISBN 0750909145] [Westcountry Studies Library sDEV/1939/GOS] [World War 2. Illustrations. 1939-1945]

Gray, Todd. Lest Devon Forgets: Service, Sacrifice and the Creation of Great War Memorials. The Mint Press, Stevensbooks, Taddyforde House South, Taddyforde Estate, New North Road, Exeter, Devon. EX4 4AT (2010) 248 pp. ISBN 978-1903356562. [Index]

Greenstreet, Anthony. Parole Prisoners of War around Dartmoor, Dartmoor Magazine 48 (1997) pp.14-15.

Hamilton, A.H.A. State of the Volunteers of Devonshire in the year 1803. Trans. Devon. Assoc. vol. 11 (1879), pp. 348-351. [Index]

Hannaford, Nina. Guerrilla Warfare in Devon, Devon Family Historian, vol. 137, (2011) pp.13-14.

Harding, B.J. Corps of Sea Fencibles: Teignmouth to Rame Head District, Devon Family Historian, no. 95, (2000) pp.7-10.

Higham, Robert. Security and Defence in South West England Before 1800 (1987). [ISBN 085982093] [Devon FHS Library 942.3]

Holloway, Grahame. Battles, Bullets and Mayhem: Devon's Turbulent Past, (2001). [ISBN 0953901513] [Devon FHS Library 942.062]

Hore, Liz and Tamblin, Stuart (transcr.) Musters of the Devon East, North and South Militia 1781-82 (PRO WO 13). Family History Indexes,14 Copper Leaf Close, Moulton, Northampton (1999) [3 Microfiche or diskette]. [Lookups]

Hoskins, W.G. A County Divided: The Civil War in Devon, Ilfracombe, Ilfracombe Museum.

Howard, A.J. and Stoate, T.L. (Eds.) The Devon Muster Roll for 1569. Almondsbury: (1977) 302pp.

Jacson, Col. M. The Record of a Regiment of the Line: Being a Regimental History of the 1st Battalion Devonshire Regiment during the Boer War 1899-1902. London: Hutchinson & Co. (1908) 226pp.[Full text]

James, Trevor. Prisoners of War in Dartmoor Towns, French & American Officers on Parole 1803 - 1815, Newton Abbot, Orchard Publications (2000) 55p. [ISBN 1 898964 39 4]

Lee, Col. J.W. Devon on Guard 1759-1815, Trans. Devon Assoc., vol. 40, (1908) pp.222-248. ["Preparations of Devon for repelling the often anticipated French invasion during more than half a century---"] [Index]

Lega Weekes, E. County Armaments in Devon in the Sixteenth Century, Reprinted from the Transactions of the Devonshire Association (1909) 17 pp.

MacBride, Hugh and Stead, Angela. Sibling's Haven: Safe in Wartime Devon, Halsgrove (2013) 224 pp. [ISBN 9781906551360}.

Mallett, Richard. South Devon Militia Memorials in Waterford City, Devon Family Historian, no. 151, (2014) p.12.

Morton Palmer, F.W. The Second Duke of Ormond and Devonshire. Devon & Cornwall Notes and Queries vol. IX, (January 1916 to January 1917), pp. 13-16. [Transcript]

Pascoe, W.H. The Spanish Armada Passes Devon, Devon Family Historian, vol. 103, (2002) pp.21-23.

Peacock, M.G.W. An Index of the Names of the Royalists Whose Estates Were Confiscated During the Commonwealth, Devon Family Historian, no. 95, (2000) pp.5. [List of 19 names, reprinted from an 1878 publication]

Prickman, J.D. Fragmentary notes on the French Prisoners in the West of England and other places in the early part of the 19th Century, Trans. Devonshire Ass., vol. 33, (1901) pp.309-321. [Index]

Robinson, R.E.R. The Bloody Eleventh: History of the Devonshire Regiment, Vol. 1 1685-1815 Exeter: The Devonshire and Dorset Regiment (1988). [ISBN 0951265504] [Devon FHS Library 355.30942] [Index]

Rodway, Arthur. Exeter & South Devon Volunteer Rifle Corps, Devon Family Historian, vol. 103, (2002) pp.28-33. [Includes 1852 muster list]

Roots, Ivan. The Monmouth Rising: Aspects of the 1685 Rebellion in the West Country (1986). [ISBN 0861147790] [Devon FHS Library 942.067]

Rose-Troup, Frances. Western ("Prayer Book") Rebellion of 1549: An account of the insurrections in Devonshire and Cornwall against religious innovations in the reign of Edward VI, London, Smith, Elder & Co. (1913) 520p. pp.

Rowe, John. The North Devon Yeomanry, North Devon District Council (n.d.) 28 pp. [ISBN 1-85522-343-0] [Index]

Slee, Arthur H. This North Devon of Ours, Barnstaple, North Devon Jnl. (1935) 89p: ill, maps. [Westcountry Studies Library DEV/0001/SLE]

Smart, Nick. Devon and the Second World War, The Mint Press (2003) 96 pp.

Southern, Henry & Nicholas Harris (Eds). (1825). Memorials of the Civil War in the County of Devon. In, The Retrospective Review, London: Payne & Foss; Baldwyn, Craddock & Joy. Vol. XII, Part II, pp. 179-216. [Index]

Stapley, Shirley. Ancestors at the Battle of Jutland, Devon Family Historian, vol. 159, (2016) p.7. [On the bombing of an air raid shelter in Central Park, Plymouth.]

Sullock, Jason. The Elizabethan Militia Of South Devon, lulu.com (2011) 66 pp.

Taylor, J. The Devons: A History of the Devonshire Regiment 1685-1945, (1951) [DFHS 355.30942]

Tegg, Thomas. Dreadful Explosion of His Majesty's Frigate Amphion, of Thirty-Two Guns,in the Hamoaze, Plymouth Dock, September 22, 1796. Isreal Pellew, Esq, Commander. Including the Melancholy Consequences and Remarkable Preservation of the Captain, Boatswain and a Few Others as Communicated by One of the Survivors. Also the Loss of a Spanish Frigate on the Coast of Mexico in 1678. London: Cheapside, Printed for Thomas Tegg (1809), illus, pp. 28, (71). [Index]

Towey, Peter J. Devon World War One Roll of Honour Project, Devon Family Historian, vol. 145, (2013) pp.18-19.

Tremlett, E.H. Second Anglo-Boer War Graves of the Devon and Dorset Regiments [in South Africa] (1996). [Devon FHS Library p929.34235]

Walrond, Colonel H. Historical Records of the 1st Devon Militia (4th Battalion the Devonshire Regiment). With a Notice of the 2nd and North Devon Militia Regiments, London, Longmans, Green & Co (1897) xv + 444 pp. [Westcountry Studies Library s355.37/DEV/WAL] [Online version] [Index to Introduction and Chapter I, and Index to Chapters II-XV]

Wasley, Gerald. Devon in The Great War 1914-1918, Tiverton, Halsgrove Press 160 pp. [ISBN 1855227428]

Wasley, G. D. Devon at War 1939-1945, Tiverton, Devon, Devon Books (1994) 202 pp. : ill., maps. [ISBN 95073580]

Wasley, Gerald. Prelude to D-Day: Devon's Role in the Storming of Hitler's Europe, Halsgrove (2014) 160 pp.

Wigfield, W.M. The Monmouth Rebels, 1685 Somerset Record Society, vol. 79 (1985). [An alphabetical rollcall] [Lookups1] [Index]

Wigg, Len. Casualty Clearing Station Admission Registers: At Puchevilliers behind the Somme Front July 1st-2nd 1916 - List of Men of the 2nd Devonshire Regiment, Devon Family Historian, vol. 96, (Nov 2000) pp. 25-26. [49 soldiers listed]

Wolffe, Mary. A Devon Muster in June 1639. In Devon Documents (ed. T. Gray). Tiverton: Devon & Cornwall Notes & Queries, Special Issue (1996) [ISBN 0925836203] pp.204-207.

Annals of the Militia: being the records of the South Devon Regiment, prefaced by an account of militia organisation, Plymouth, Brendon [1874?] 116 pp. [Westcountry Studies Library s356.11/DEV/ANN]

Devon Against the Armada, (c1988). [Devon FHS Library p942.35055] [over 350 names listed]

Soldiers Who Died in the Great War, 1914-19, Pt. 16: The Devonshire Regiment (1989). [ISBN 187150516X] [Devon FHS Library 929.5]

Muster Roll of The North Devon Yeomanry 1803, Exeter, Devon Family History Society N036.

A Short History of the Devonshire and Dorset Regiment. [DFHS Library p355]