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BISHOPS CLEEVE WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Jimmy & David James 2005

The War Memorial is to be found in Church Road, Bishops Cleeve. It was unveiled 25th September 1919. All those men listed on the Southam War Memorial and the Cleeve Hill (St Peter's Church) Roll of Honour are listed on this memorial. In St Michael's Church there is a Roll of Honour which lists all local men who served in the Great War.

Photograph Copyright © Jimmy & David James 2005
Compare the photo above, taken in the early fifties with the image above, left, of the War Memorial. The cross is atop a much longer shaft than in upper photo. It appears that when the memorial was moved to its present location the Army, who were called in to move it, were a little over-zealous (or careless) and managed to break the shaft.

To the greater glory of God
and in loving memory of
those men who laid down their lives
in the Great War.
May they rest in peace.

ALDRIDGE

[William] George

Private 28041, 14th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action France, Fresnes 27 September 1918. Aged 28. Born and resident Bishops Cleeve, enlisted Cheltenham. His family were associated with Osborne Farm, Bishops Cleeve. No known grave. Commemorated on the family grave in the Bishops Cleeve Cemetery. Commemorated on Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 3.

ASTON

Ernest

Lance Corporal 9274, 1st Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Killed in action France, Somme 30 November 1916. Aged 32. Born Bishops Cleeve, enlisted Cheltenham. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 5 A and 5 B.

BAILEY

Donald [William]

Second Lieutenant, 1st Battalion attached 12th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Killed in action Belgium, Broodseinde, 4 October 1917. Aged 23. Son of William Thomas and Mary Lizzie Annie Bailey, of Old Mill House, Lower Alstone, Cheltenham. Buried in Tyne Cot Cemetery, Belgium. Plot XLIV. Row C. Grave 4.

BARNES

Henry Thomas

Private 266870, 8th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Died of wounds France, Boulogne 2 November 1918. Aged 34. Born Upton St Leonards, Gloucestershire, enlisted Gloucester. Son of William and Mary Ann Barnes, of Longfurlong, Gotherington, Gloucestershire. Buried in Terlincthun Cemetery, Wimille, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VI. Row F. Grave 49.

BARNES

Raymond [Edward]

Rifleman R/15595, 8th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Died of wounds France, Doullens 21 March 1916. Aged 19. Born Upton St Leonards, enlisted Seaford, resident Cheltenham. Son of William and Mary Ann Barnes, of Longfurlong, Gotherington, nr. Cheltenham. Buried in Doullens Cemetery No. 1, Somme, France. Plot II. Row E. Grave 18.

BARNETT

Lionel

Lieutenant, 6th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment. Died in an accident UK, Whitchurch 6 February 1917. Aged 24. Husband of M. E. Barnett, of Mill House, Lower Alstone, Cheltenham. Buried in Cheltenham Cemetery, Gloucestershire. Plot G. Grave 7837.

BRIDGES

[Albert] George

Corporal 2301, 2nd Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Died of wounds Salonica Karadzadov-Bala 1 October 1916. Aged 20. Born Acot, Oxfordshire, enlisted Cheltenham. Son of Edward and Elizabeth Bridges, of Station Villa, Gotherington, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. Buried in Lahana Cemetery, Greece (Salonica). Plot I. Row B. Grave 7.

BURNETT

[William] Charles

Private 202522, 8th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Killed in action Belgium, Kemmel 5 August 1917. Aged 22. Born and enlisted Cheltenham. No known grave. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 22 and 34.

CHANDLER

Ralph

Private 3809, 2nd Battalion, Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action France, Fricourt 23 April 1916. Aged 25. Born Aston, Birmingham, enlisted Birmingham. Son of Richard and Martha Chandler, of Lower Farm, Dowdeswell, Cheltenham. Native of Bishop's Cleeve, Cheltenham. Buried in Citadel Cemetery, Fricourt, Somme, France. Plot IV. Row B. Grave 2. Also commemorated on the Woolstone Roll of Honour.

CHURCH

William [Edward]

Private 103321, "Z" Company, 15th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action France, Somme 22 April 1918. Aged 18. Born and enlisted Cheltenham. Son of Charles and Frances Sarah Church. Formerly 23828, Gloucesterhsire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France. Panel 52 to 54.

CLARK

George [Gilbert]

Private 203758, 7th Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Killed in action France, Cambrai 30 November 1917. Aged 27. Born Bishops Cleeve, enlisted Keynsham, Bristol, resident Bath. No known grave. Commemorated on Cambrai Memorial, Louveral, Nord, France. Panel 4 and 5.

COOMBES

Wilfred [James]

Private 241526, 14th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Killed in action Belgium, Passchendaele 21 October 1917. Aged 20. Born Woodmancote, Gloucestershire. Son of Mrs. G. Coombes, of Gambles Lane, Woodmancote, Cleeve Hill, Cheltenham. No known grave. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 72 and 75.

COUPLAND-SMITH

Frederick Vyvyan

Lieutenant, 173 Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action Belgium, Ypres 2 July 1917. Aged 21. Son of Mr. F. G. Coupland-Smith, of The Slades, Cleeve Hill, Gloucestershire. Buried in Lone Tree Cemetery, Mesen, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row D. Grave 1.

DRAPER

Ralph [Piercy]

Private 13348, 10th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Killed in action France, Hohenzollern 13 October 1915. Aged 19. Born Redford, Nottinghamshire, enlisted Cheltenham. Son of John Ralph Draper, of "Sunnycroft", Bishop's Cleeve, Cheltenham. No known grave. Commemorated on Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 60 to 64.

EAGAR

Denis [Godfrey]

Second Lieutenant, 160th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action Belgium, Ypres 28 September 1918. Aged 19. Son of Ada Franks (formerly Eagar), of The Priory, Bishops Cleeve, Glos., and the late Capt. E. B. Eagar (Northumberland Fusiliers). Brother of Francis below. No known grave. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 4 to 6 and 162.

EAGAR

Francis [Russell]

Second Lieutenant, 36th Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action France, Fleurbaix 9 May 1915. Aged 21. Son of Ada Franks (formerly Eagar), of The Priory, Bishops Cleeve, Glos., and the late Capt. E. B. Eagar (1st Bn. Northumberland Fusiliers). Brother of Denis above. Buried in Rue Petillon Military Cemetery, Fleurbaix, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 6.

EAST

William [John]

Private G/24603, 7th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment. Killed in action France, Cerisey-Fontaine 1 June 1917. Aged 25. Born Cleeve Hill, Cheltenham, enlisted Cheltenham. No known grave. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7.

ETHERIDGE

William

Sergeant 202762, 1st Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Killed in action France, Arras 28 March 1918. Born Bishops Cleeve, enlisted Cheltenham. No known grave. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5.

GILDER

George [Richard]

Private PLY/780(S), Royal Marine Light Infantry, Deal Battalion, Royal Naval Division. Killed in action Gallipoli, Achi Baba 13 July 1915. Aged 24. Brother of Miss L. Gilder, of The Gravel Path, Southam, Cheltenham. No known grave. Commemorated on Helles Memorial, Turkey. Panel 2 to 7.

GOODALL

John [Astley]

Private 16195, 10th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Killed in action France, Loos 13 October 1915. Aged 22. Born Southam, Gloucestershire, enlisted Cheltenham. No known grave. Commemorated on Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 60 to 64.

GORING

John [Lawrence]

Private 9155, 1st (Royal) Dragoons. Died of wounds Belgium, Ypres 21 November 1915. Aged 24. Born and resident Bishops Cleeve, enlisted Cheltenham. Son of Harry and Elizabeth Staite Goring, of Bishop's Cleeve, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. Buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row D. Grave R.

HALL

Ernest [Albert]

Private 39153, 1/4th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Died of wounds France, Somme 23 March 1918. Aged 30. Born Bishops Cleeve, enlisted Cheltenham. Husband of Maria G. Hall, of 42, Ann St. West, Widnes, Lancs. Formerly R/4/064176, Royal Army Service Corps. Buried in Choques Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row P. grave 3.

HAMBLIN

Robert

Private 21756, 4th Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Died of wounds France, Calais 2 February 1916. Aged 25. Born Atherton, Lancashire, enlisted Ligh, Lancashire. Son of Joseph and Keziah Hamblin, of Woods Cottages, East End Road, Charlton Kings, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. Buried in Calais Southern Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Plot B. Row 3. Grave 1.

HOLDER

Arthur [William]

[Listed as Albert on the memorial] Private 266814, 14th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Killed in action Belgium, Passchendaele 21 October 1917. Aged 21. Born Brockhampton, Gloucestershire, enlisted Bristol. Son of Arthur and Mary Holder, of Brockhampton, Cheltenham. No known grave. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 72 to 75.

HOLDER

Reginald [Charles]

Private 41011, 2/7th Battalion, Warwickshire Regiment. Died of wounds France, Aire St Lys 18 May 1918. Aged 18. Born Rockhampton, enlisted Cheltenham. Son of Mr. and Mrs. George Holder, of Wistling Down House, Cleeve Hill, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. Buried in Aire Communal Cemetery, France. Plot II. Row J. Grave 29.

HOPCRAFT

[George] Paul

Midshipman, HMS Queen Mary, Royal Navy. Killed in action At Sea, Jutland 31 May 1916. Aged 16. Son of George P. and M. F. Hopcraft, of Old Gable House, Southam, Cheltenham. Brother of Peter below. Native of Portsmouth. No known grave. Commemorated on Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire. Panel 11.

HOPCRAFT

Peter

Lieutenant, 97 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Killed in action France, Vosges 28 October 1918. Aged 19. Son of George and Mildred F. Hopcraft, of Southam, Prestbury, Glos. Brother of George above. Buried in Charmes Military Cemetery, Vosges, France. Plot I. Row D. Grave 4.

KINGSTON

Charles [Robert Miles]

Private 16276, 10th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Killed in action France, Maroc 4 April 1916. Aged 36. Husband of Bridget Kingston, of 4, Portland Parade, Pittville, Cheltenham, Glos. Buried in Maroc British Cemetery, Grenay, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 23.

KITCHEN

William [Henry Jubilee]

Private 8216, 1st Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Killed in action Belgium, Gheluvelt 1 November 1914. Aged 27. Born Southam, enlisted Cheltenham. Son of William Henry and Lucy Kitchen; husband of Laura Moxom (formerly Kitchen), of Woodmancote, Green Lane, Stanmore, Middx. Buried in Hagle Dump Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot III. Row F. Grave 15.

KNIGHT

William

Private 2306, 7th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Died of illness Greece, Lemnos 7 December 1915. Aged 21. Born Gotherington, enlisted Cheltenham. Son of William and Sarah Ann Knight, of Gotherington, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. Buried in Portianos Military Cemetery, Greece. Plot V. Row D. Grave 155.

LARGE

George [Frederick]

Private 105351, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (Eastern Ontario Regiment). Killed in action Belgium, Passchendaele 30 October 1917. Aged 26. Born 30 October 1892. in Woodmancote. Son of Mrs. and Mrs. William Large, of Bushcombe Lane, Woodmancote, Cheltenham. Resident Kenlis, Saskachwan. Farmer by trade. Single man. Enlisted and passed fit 17th November 1915 at Regina, Canada, aged 23. Height 6 feet 2½ inches, girth 39 inches, eyes blue, hair brown. Religion Church of England. Commemorated on the family grave in Bishops Cleeve Cemetery. Appears on the Southam War Memorial. Buried in Passchendaele New British Cemetery, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot X. Row D. Grave 2. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 5402 - 42

LARGE

William

Private 105352, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (Eastern Ontario Regiment). Died Canada, Saskatchewan 23 October 1921. Aged 36. Born 2 August 1888 in Woodmancote. Farmer by trade. Son of Mrs. and Mrs. William Large, of Bushcombe Lane, Woodmancote, Cheltenham. Single man. Enlisted and passed fit 17 November 1915 at Indian Head, Canada, aged 26 years, height 5 feet 8¼ inches, girth 38 inches, complexion fair, eyes blue, hair brown. Religion Church of England. Medically discharged as unfit 10 August 1918. Previously had served in the 5th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Commemorated on family grave in Bishops Cleeve Cemetery. Buried in Saskatchewan, Canada. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 5402 - 64

LEWIS

E

Probably John Edward LEWIS Gunner 161892, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds France, Foucaucourt 31 August 1918. Aged 27. Buried in Foucaucourt Cemetery, France *

LLOYD

Thomas [David]

Private 29329, 14th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Killed in action France, Bois de Hallot 23 March 1918. Aged 35. Buried in Chauny Cemetery, France

LONG

William [James]

Gunner 109986, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds France, Steenwerck 3 July 1917. Aged 35. Buried in Trois Arbres Cemetery, France

MANSELL

[William] Daniel

Corporal 9142, 2nd Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Killed in action Salonica, Doiran 23 September 1918. Aged 28. Buried in Bralo Cemetery, Salonica

MANSELL

Leigh

Private 13327, 8th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Killed in action France, Les Fourrieres 23 October 1918. Aged 30. No known grave. Commemorated on Vis-en-Artois Memorial, France

MERRETT

Henry [Fielder]

Lance Corporal 74498, 29th Company, Machine Gun Corps. Died United Kingdom 3 October 1919. Aged 33. Buried in Bishops Cleeve Cemetery.

NORRIS

Reginald [Charles]

Corporal 13035, 9th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Killed in action Salonica, Doiran 4 October 1916. Aged 25. Buried in Karasouli Cemetery, Salonica

OAKEY

Harry

Private M2/176874, Royal Army Service Corps. Died Germany as POW 3 November 1918. Aged 31. Buried in Cologne Cemetery, Germany

PAGE

Donald

Private 24817, 2nd Works Company, Wiltshire Regiment. Died Hilsea, UK 9 July 1916. Aged 38. Buried in Bishops Cleeve Cemetery.

PEARCE

Harold [Wilfred]

Sergeant 440770, 5th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force. Died of wounds France, Bethune 18 July 1917. Aged 27. Buried in Noeux-les-Mines Cemetery, France

PITMAN

Sidney

Corporal 92142, Depot, Royal Engineers. Died of illness Aldershot, United Kingdom 27 January 1919. Aged 22. Buried in Bishops Cleeve Cemetery.

PRICE

John

Rifleman 7752, 12th Battalion, London Regiment. Killed in action France, Somme 9 September 1916. Buried in Delville Wood Cemetery, France

PRICE

P

Probably Alfred Percy Price, Private 12103, 18th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Killed in action France, Bethune 11 September 1918. Aged 29. Buried in Sailly Labourse Cemetery, France

ROBBINS

Richard [Insall]

Private 22343, 1st Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Killed in action France, Somme 30 April 1918. Aged 23. Buried in Bienvillers Cemetery, France

ROBINSON

R

Probably George Robinson aka Dick Robinson Driver T/291142, Royal Army Service Corps Clearing Office. Died of illness in United Kingdom, Cheltenham 27 February 1919. Aged 37. Buried in Cheltenham Borough Cemetery.

SHIPWAY

[Edwin] Charles

Private 29299, 6th Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Killed in action France, Somme 16 July 1918. Aged 20. Buried in Chauny Cemetery, France

SIMPSON

Alexander [D]

No further information currently available.

SMITH

Edward

Lance Sergeant 13369, 10th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Died of wounds France, Chuignolles 5 May 1917. Aged 19. Buried in Bray Military Cemetery, France

STEPHENSON

E

Probably Bernard Ernest Stephenson, Private 12238, 7th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Killed in action Gallipoli 8 August 1915. No known grave. Commemorated on Helles Memorial, Turkey

SURMAN, MM

Leslie [Howard]

Sergeant 40549, 4th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Killed in action Belgium, Ledeghem 14 October 1918. Aged 21. Military Medal (M.M.) and Bar. Buried in Ledeghen Cemetery, Belgium.

TARLING

Richard

Lance Sergeant 17868, 13th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Killed in action France, Richebourg L'Avoue 30 June 1916. Aged 41. No known grave. Commemorated on Loos Memorial, France

WEBB

Francis [Herbert]

Private 12159, 14th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Died of wounds France, Rouen 24 May 1918. Aged 25. Buried in St Sever Cemetery, France

WINDIATE

Bertram [Frank]

Private 128333, 61st Battalion, Machine Gun Corps. Killed in action France, River Sambre 29 October 1918. Aged 20. Buried in Romeriers Cemetery, France

Commemorated in the Graveyard but not on memorial

JUCKES

Thomas Roland

Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action on 9 May 1915 during the Battle of Aubers Ridge in France. Born in Horsham, Sussex. No known grave. Commemorated on the Le Touret Memorial . Commemorated on the grave of his father and mother, Ambrose and Henrietta Juckes; his brother is below. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, France.

JUCKES

George Francis

Second Lieutenant, 1st Battalion Rifle Brigade. Killed in action on 6 July 1915 north of Ypres in Belgium. Born in Horsham, Sussex. Commemorated on the grave of his father and mother, Ambrose and Henrietta Juckes; his brother is above. Buried in the TALANA FARM CEMETERY, Ypres.

TURNBULL

Hugh Vincent Corbett

Captain, 2nd Battalion King's Own Scottish Borderers. Killed in action in the Ypres area of Belgium on 13th November 1914. His family were associated with "Murvagh", Sandford Road, Cheltenham and Upper Colletts, Cleeve Hill. Commemorated on the grave of his parents in St Michael's Churchyard. He has no known grave. Commemorated on the YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Belgium.

30 March 2005

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