Friday 18th June 1915

The Route March of the 3rd Battalion of The Devonshire Regiment.

From Sir Robert Thesiger Watkin-Williams’ Diary – “A lovely hot day. The soldiers
arrived at 4 pm (at Stockland). Col. Harding, Captain Vaughan, Major Gill, Lt.
Larder and Miss Hake and Mr. Talbot all had tea here, (White House), then to the
school room where the soldiers tea was given. Lt. Larder went to the stream and
fished with me and afterwards Miss Rowan, Miss Hake, Capt. Vaughan, Major
Gill, Lt. Larder and Mr. Talbot dined with us. Capt. Vaughan and Lt. Larder stayed
the night and the troops left at 8.30 am the next morning for Upottery, Exeter and
Plymouth”.