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  • Gordon Charles Steele (1892 - 1981)
    Gordon Charles Steele Born 1 November 1891 Exeter, Devon, England Died 4 January 1981 (aged 89) Winkleigh, Devon, England Buried All Saint's New Cemetery, Winkleigh ...
  • Capt. Henry Singleton Pennell, VC (1874 - 1907)
    Henry Singleton Pennell VC (18 June 1874 – 19 January 1907) was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be a...
  • General George Nicholas Channer, VC CB (1843 - 1905)
    General George Nicholas Channer VC Born 7 January 1843 Allahabad, British India Eldest surviving son of eight children of George Girdwood Channer (1811–1895) and Susan (d. 1895), el...
  • Ed "Stewpot" Stewart (1941 - 2016)
    Edward Stewart Mainwaring Better known as Ed "Stewpot" Stewart British DJ and TV presenter Edward Stewart Mainwaring (23 April 1941 – 9 January 2016), known as Ed "Stewpot" Stewart, was an English ...
  • Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772 - 1834)
    Samuel Taylor Coleridge From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Samuel Taylor Coleridge (October 21, 1772 – July 25, 1834) (pronounced [ˈkəʊlərɪdʒ]) was an English poet, critic, and philosopher who w...

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  • Charles Babbage (1791-1871) born Teignmouth
  • Guy Burgess (1911-1963) born in Devonport; Recruited as Soviet agent in 1930s. Worked for BBC, wrote war propaganda, worked for MI5 and Foreign Office. Recalled from Washington DC for misconduct he disappeared turning up in Russia in 1956.

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  • Capt. Martin Pring (1580-c1626) Pring was a sea-captain and made voyages to America and India.

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  • Robert Falcon Scott, CVO (6 June 1868 – c. 29 March 1912) was a Royal Navy officer and explorer who led two expeditions to the Antarctic regions: the Discovery Expedition, 1901–04, and the ill-fated Terra Nova Expedition, 1910–13.
  • Sir Donald Sinden (1923- English Actor born in Plymouth

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