DURING 1916 Chudleigh lost twenty-two men, ten of them in the Battle of the Somme. In our church there is a pair of oak altar candlesticks commemorating the deaths of John and Robert McMurdo sons of Mr and Mrs McMurdo of Glen Cottage, Rock Road. Robert the younger son, was killed in the battle; his brother John was killed in April 1915, writes Alan Brunton.
Back home residents were saddened by the news of the death of Lord Lewis Henry Hugh Clifford, the 9th Baron Clifford of Chudleigh. Aged sixty-four he was held in great affection having been the first chairman of the town council, a position he held from 1894 to 1904. His funeral was held on 22nd July and he was laid to rest in the family vault at Ugbrooke.
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