Nostalgia: Former Exmouth butcher gets medal for gallantry

PUBLISHED: 16:36 24 November 2017 | UPDATED: 16:36 24 November 2017

Making the news in the Exmouth Journal on this week in 1944. Ref exe War Journals Nost 18-11-1944-1. Picture: Journal Archives

Making the news in the Exmouth Journal on this week in 1944. Ref exe War Journals Nost 18-11-1944-1. Picture: Journal Archives

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From the War Journals: Making the news in the Exmouth Journal on this week in 1944.

Exmouth Journal, printed November 18, 1944. Ref exe War Journals Nost 18-11-1944-2. Picture: Journal ArchivesExmouth Journal, printed November 18, 1944. Ref exe War Journals Nost 18-11-1944-2. Picture: Journal Archives

Acting temporary corporal, Leaonard James Ireland, of Knowle Villas, Exmouth, has won the Distinguished Service Medal for gallantry, skill, determination and devotion to duty during D day operations in Normandy. Members of Exmouth Company and Home Guard will be particularly proud

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More: Each week we bring you clippings taken from the Journal, printed on this week in 1944. To see more from the War Journal archives, join our Facebook nostalgia group, Devon Memories.

Distinguished Service Medal for Corpl. Ireland. Ref exe War Journals Nost 18-11-1944-7. Picture: Journal ArchivesDistinguished Service Medal for Corpl. Ireland. Ref exe War Journals Nost 18-11-1944-7. Picture: Journal Archives

For sale: £2500 Budleigh Salterton detached house. Ref exe War Journals Nost 18-11-1944-8. Picture: Journal ArchivesFor sale: £2500 Budleigh Salterton detached house. Ref exe War Journals Nost 18-11-1944-8. Picture: Journal Archives

Poppy Day results for Budleigh. Ref exe War Journals Nost 18-11-1944-6. Picture: Journal ArchivesPoppy Day results for Budleigh. Ref exe War Journals Nost 18-11-1944-6. Picture: Journal Archives

Adverts: Tupman's Garage and Cornish & Co. Ref exe War Journals Nost 18-11-1944-4. Picture: Journal ArchivesAdverts: Tupman's Garage and Cornish & Co. Ref exe War Journals Nost 18-11-1944-4. Picture: Journal Archives

Flying officer Robert Alan Marshall awarded a bar to his Distinguished Flying Cross. Ref exe War Journals Nost 18-11-1944-16. Picture: Journal ArchivesFlying officer Robert Alan Marshall awarded a bar to his Distinguished Flying Cross. Ref exe War Journals Nost 18-11-1944-16. Picture: Journal Archives

Exmouth and Budleigh savings. Ref exe War Journals Nost 18-11-1944-9. Picture: Journal ArchivesExmouth and Budleigh savings. Ref exe War Journals Nost 18-11-1944-9. Picture: Journal Archives

Bring and Buy sale for Rotary Inner Wheel. Ref exe War Journals Nost 18-11-1944-3. Picture: Journal ArchivesBring and Buy sale for Rotary Inner Wheel. Ref exe War Journals Nost 18-11-1944-3. Picture: Journal Archives

Wanted: Motor Car urgently required. Ref exe War Journals Nost 18-11-1944-5. Picture: Journal ArchivesWanted: Motor Car urgently required. Ref exe War Journals Nost 18-11-1944-5. Picture: Journal Archives

Exmouth's new Head Postmaster. Ref exe War Journals Nost 18-11-1944-17. Picture: Journal ArchivesExmouth's new Head Postmaster. Ref exe War Journals Nost 18-11-1944-17. Picture: Journal Archives

300 birds on view at the 17th annual Cage Bird Society show. Ref exe War Journals Nost 18-11-1944-15. Picture: Journal Archives300 birds on view at the 17th annual Cage Bird Society show. Ref exe War Journals Nost 18-11-1944-15. Picture: Journal Archives

The Devons are doing their stuff! Ref exe War Journals Nost 18-11-1944-14. Picture: Journal ArchivesThe Devons are doing their stuff! Ref exe War Journals Nost 18-11-1944-14. Picture: Journal Archives

Littleham Poppy Day results. Ref exe War Journals Nost 18-11-1944-11. Picture: Journal ArchivesLittleham Poppy Day results. Ref exe War Journals Nost 18-11-1944-11. Picture: Journal Archives

The Shepherd. Ref exe War Journals Nost 18-11-1944-10. Picture: Journal ArchivesThe Shepherd. Ref exe War Journals Nost 18-11-1944-10. Picture: Journal Archives

Card design should be popular with old and young. Ref exe War Journals Nost 18-11-1944-13. Picture: Journal ArchivesCard design should be popular with old and young. Ref exe War Journals Nost 18-11-1944-13. Picture: Journal Archives

Legionnaire will not 'ave it. Ref exe War Journals Nost 18-11-1944-12. Picture: Journal ArchivesLegionnaire will not 'ave it. Ref exe War Journals Nost 18-11-1944-12. Picture: Journal Archives

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