Mr John Quick, who is a postman, was formerly employed for 30 years by a local glove factory.
He has given many years service to public work. During the last war he served with the 2nd Devons, being severely wounded at Neuve Chappelle in France in 1915. He is a past president of the local branch of the British Legion and for many years has been a representative on the Exeter and Barnstaple War Pensions Committee.
For some eight years he has been a member of Torrington Town Council and he has served on the Town Trustees for about 15 years, being this year’s chairman. He is also a Commons Conservator. In August 1939 he was appointed a magistrate for the Borough of Torrington.
Gazette article 13 July 1943