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  1. I believe that the man on the far right with the pipe in his mouth is Alfred Vanstone. He was born in 1876 in Hartland, the family moved to Hatherleigh some time in the 1880`s. In the 1891 census they are living in Higher Street and Alfred was a builders labourer as was his father. Albert signed on with the Royal Navy as a stoker in 1894. 1901 census shows him married and living in Plymouth with his wife Bessie Jane.
    1911 census Alfred`s wife Bessie Jane is living in Park Cottages with Alfred`s widowed father and their two children, Bessie May 7 and William Edwin 2. Alfred is at sea, and an entry in “Some Hatherleigh Events 1911” states: Nov 22nd the King left for India and P.O. Alfred Vanstone on HMS Defence-one of the escorting ships.
    During WW1 he served on several ships but on 28.10.1916 he died from Pernicious Anemia and was buried in Dalmeny Parish Cemetery, South Queensferry, Linlithgowshire, Scotland. He is remembered on the Hatherleigh War Memorial.

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