MORETONHAMPSTEAD 

DEVONSHIRE

St Andrew’s Church may be seen in the distance.

Here William John Underhill l is remembered, 

killed during the Battle of Loos in 1915

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The Doccombe name originates from a hamlet in the Dartmoor National Park near Moretonhampstead 

where our Managing Director’s father, William John Underhill ll was born. 

Jack (as he was more often known), a staunch family man, Football Association referee and carpenter 

by trade, often told tales of happy childhood memories spent at Great Doccombe Farm. 

Jack's untimely death precluded a final return to his 'favourite place on Earth'. 

 

The name of Doccombe is carried forward in memory of a father and friend whose strength of character, particular 

kindness and charity gave his family determination to uphold the traditional values of family life and service to others. 

 

William John Underhill ll 

1909 - 1966 

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