These website pages are part of an on-going project by the Museum to commemorate the sacrifice and endurance of Brixhamites during World War I.

We hope this project will contribute to a greater understanding of the impact of the Great War on Brixham, which suffered devastating losses to its fishing fleet and saw over a quarter of its population on active service. The loss of life experienced in WWI was amplified by Brixham's close-knit community, family connections and small population.

“To sorrowing homes the sympathies of Brixhamites go forth. War has not only struck that note of sorrow, but an epidemic visitation has bereft many a parent of a loving child. - To Flanders, to the Dardanelles, to other seats of this terrific struggle hundreds of Brixhamites each day prayerfully think of their loved ones. Brixham has contributed the wealth of her sonship to uphold the glorious traditions of British freedom”

Brixham Western Guardian.

The Museum hopes this Roll of Honour will become a lasting memorial for those who were either born or lived in Brixham, and who served or lost their lives during the conflict.

We welcome contributions and corrections to these pages.

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Brixham Heritage Museum

The Old Police Station

New Road




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01803 856267

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"Brixham in the Great War Project" these pages are supported by Heritage Lottery funding with The Friends of Brixham Library.

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