Devon - Military History

Listing of books and articles on Devon Military History.

The Keep - Military museum of Devon and Dorset, which provides an information service.

The Devonshire Regiment and the War - 1899, transcribed by Beverley Edmonds.

Devon Militia and Volunteer Listings, transcribed from the Exeter Flying Post.

North Devon Yeomanry 1803, transcribed by Leonard Collum.

Deserters from the Training of East Devon Militia (1811)North Devon Militia (1825), and South Devon Militia (1825) transcribed from the Exeter Flying Post by Lindsey Withers.

Devon Volunteers For The Front, transcribed from the Western Times, of 12 Feb. 1900,  by Lindsey Withers.

1715 Militia Assessments and related documents - transcripts by Paul Luscombe of "militia assessments for the southern and western parts of Devon recording the names of property owners required to contribute in 1715 towards the costs of maintaining the militia" provided by the Friends of Devon's Archives (FODA).

The Devonshire Regiment in 1914-18, from Chris Baker's "The Long, Long Trail.

Devonshire Regiment photographs and obituaries, from the World War One Photos website.

War Memorials - from the Devon Heritage website.

Devon section of Roll of Honour - Martin Edward's war memorials website.

Devon section of the Memorial Database - a large war memorials website.

War Memorial - Swansea Devonian Society, transcribed by Jeff Coleman.

HMS VICTORY Prize List (archived copy) from 1805, of over four hundred names, transcribed by the late Ray Osborn.

The Wartime Memories Project - South West - stories and photographs.

Devon Auxiliary Units And Operational Bases (locations, and in some cases personnel lists) - provided by Coleshill House, "home of the British Resistance, Winston Churchill's Secret Auxiliary Units".

More than 1500 Devon-born Men that served in the Napoleonic Wars - an index provided by John Lerwill (archived copy).

The Devon Remembers Heritage Project's archived files. This was a project that aimed "to tell the distinctive story of Devon during the First World War."

Bruce, Adrian. The Story of a Spoon, Devon Family Historian, vol. 182, (2022) p.10. [See Macdougall, Sally (2022).]

Davies, Patricia. An Offer and a Reqest - from France, Devon Family Historian, vol. 176, (2020) pp.37-38. [Concerning the WW1 and WW2 battlefields in Northern France.]

Gilham, Daphne. The story of another spoon, Devon Family Historian, vol. 182, (2022) p.11. [ Belonged to Arthur Bryant.See Macdougall, Sally (2022).]

Hawker, J. Manley & Dymond, Robert (Eds.). Forces of the County of Devon in the Armada Year in  Third Report of the Committee on Devonshire Celebrities. Trans. Devon Assoc., 1879, Vol XI, p. 113. [Transcript]

Hess, S.J. Civilian Evacuation to Devon in the Second World War. PhD Thesis, University of Exeter (2006) [Volume 1, Volume 2]

Macdougall, Sally. The Story of a Spoon, Devon Family Historian, vol. 181, (2022) p.20. [The attempt to identify a WW1 regimentally-marked spoon bearing the inscription "DVN 6676"]

Selley, Maureen. US Servicemen in North Devon - a new Devon FHS Database, Devon Family Historian, vol. 167, (2018) pp.11-13.

Vickery, Robert; Lavers, Alick and Taylor, Robert. The Unknown Seaman - a follow up, Devon Family Historian, vol. 186, (2023) pp.54-55. [Perhaps Petty Officer Stoker Richard Henry Congdon]

Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-19: The Devonshire Regiment Pt. 16. Naval & Military Press Ltd; New Ed edition (Jun 1999) 60pp. [ISBN 1897632452]

East India Company-Soldiers Enlisted - 1789 To 1793, Exeter, Devon Family History Society, (Booklet & PDF D093). [Foreword]

US Army/Army Air Force: Units from UK Station List, Devon Family Historian, vol. 170, (2019) p.48. [Listing of US bases in Devon & Cornwall May 1943 - June 1944.]