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A list of the North Devon Militia, 1800 includes John Vanstone, Private 349.

World War I

Medal records give details of 125 Vanstones in the British Army:

Devonshire Regiment 13
Army Service Corps 7
Royal Engineers 11
Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry 6
Royal Army Medical Corps 5
Royal Field Artillery 5
Royal Garrison Artillery 5
Machine Gun Corps 3

Commonwealth War casualties

This is a list of the Vanstone dead, from Britain and the Commonwealth in the course of the two world wars. More details can be found at the Commonwealth war graves site. The list includes civilians killed in bombing raids on Exeter in May and December 1942. A description of the Exeter Blitz can be found at Exeter Memories

Winkleigh Heroes - A history of Private William Charles Vanstone, who died of Leukemia at the start of World War I.

Holne War Memorial gives details of (Charles) Douglas Vanstone and Stanley Vanstone, twin sons of Frederick Vanstone and Charlotte Elliott

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