North Tawton Railway Station Booking Clerk

Does anyone recall the name, or any detail, of a young man who worked as a booking clerk at North Tawton Railway Station during the late 1940’s.

It is thought he was from the Plymouth area and lodged in North Tawton.

During his National Service in the Army he was killed during the Malayan Emergency. It is uncertain if he has been commemorated on any War Memorial – if not then perhaps this could be rectified.

If you have any information please contact:

David Bale.

Barry Ware 01837 82499

The Royal British Legion North Tawton Branch.

North Tawton Railway Station

North Tawton railway station was originally opened by the London and South Western Railway (LSWR) in 1865. Services on the line were extended further west to Okehampton Road by 1867 and then on to Lydford railway station with the inauguration of Meldon Viaduct in 1874.

Constructed to rival the South Devon Railway route to Plymouth, the completion of the London and South Western Railway’s own route to Plymouth saw this line become an important route with lines to Padstow and Bude as well as Plymouth.

You may be interested in reading About North Tawton and North Tawton History – Part 1.