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EASTINGTON NEAR STONEHOUSE WAR MEMORIAL

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Compiled and copyright © Val Taylor 2013

The Eastington near Stonehouse war memorial takes the form of a stone cross mounted on a two tier plinth with bronze plaques surrounding and stands in the churchyard of St Michael and All Angels Church, Eastington, Gloucestershire. 29 men are commemorated on this monument, 22 from World War 1 and 7 from World War 2. The memorial was unveiled by Brigadier J E Bush CB in August 1920; the Rt Reverend Bishop Foddam led the prayers.

The names appear twice; first carved on the four vertical sides of the plinth bearing the cross, then again, on bronze panels fixed horizontally round a lower step, which were added in 1995 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of VE Day.

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Val Taylor 2013

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF
LIEUT. H.G. DE LISLE BUSH M.C.
3RD GLOUCESTERSHIRE REGIMENT
CAPTAIN J.S. DE LISLE BUSH
3RD SOMERSET LIGHT INFANTRY & R.F.C
AND OTHER OFFICERS AND MEN CONNECTED WITH THIS PARISH WHO
GAVE THEIR LIVES
FOR KING & COUNTRY
IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 – 1918

CREED
Ernest [Lewis]
Private 19091, 9th (Service) Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Died in Salonika 1 August 1917. Aged 36. Born and enlisted Stroud. Husband of E. A. Ash (formerly Creed), of The Quay, Lower Westgate St., Gloucester. Went to France 20 September 1915. Buried in SALONIKA (LEMBET ROAD) MILITARY CEMETERY, greece. Grave 1113.
DAVIS
[Arthur] John
Private 17478, 8th (Service) Battalion attahced 57th Trench Mortar Battery, Gloucestershire Regiment. Killed in action 31 July 1916. Aged 20. Born Eastington, enlisted Bristol. Son of Oliver and Mary Jane Davis, of Millend, Eastington, Stonehouse, Glos. In the 1911 census he is listed a John Davis, son of Oliver and Mary Jane Davis, aged 14, born circa 1897, a Mill Hand, born Eastington and resident Millend, Eastington. Went to France 18 July 1915. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 5 A and 5 B.
DE LISLE BUSH, MC
Hugh Godfrey
Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Died 17 January 1917. Awarded the Military Cross (M C) and Mentioned in Despatches. Buried North West of church by boundary in EASTINGTON (ST. MICHAEL AND ALL ANGELS) CHURCHYARD, Gloucestershire.

Extract from De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour 1914-1918:

BUSH, H. G. DE LISLE, M.C., Lieut., The Gloucestershire Regt., eldest s. of G. de Lisle Bush, of Eastington Park, co. Gloucester educ. Park Hill Lyndhurst, and Eton: obtained a commission; served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders; was awarded the Military Cross for gallant conduct in the field, having rescued under heavy fire and brought again to action one of his machine guns with its complement of men, which had been buried by a shell; he was also mentioned in Despatches for gallant and distinguished service the field. He took part in the Battle of Loos in 1915, and received wounds from which he died 17 Jan. 1917, in the Military Hospital for Officers at Torquay. He was a keen sportsman, and enthusiastic rider to the late Lord Fitzhardinge's hounds, and an excellent shot; m.

DE LISLE BUSH
John Stewart
Captain, 3rd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry and 41 Squadron, Royal Flying Corps. Died 25 August 1917. Aged 21. Son of Mr. and Mrs. George de Lisle Bush, of Eastington Park, Stonehouse, Glos. Buried in HONNECHY BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 16.
DREW
Henry E
Private 11252, 1/4th (City of Bristol) Battalion (Territorial Force), Gloucestershire Regiment. Killed in action 10 July 1917. Born St. Mary-de-Crypt, Gloucester, enlisted Gloucester. Went to France 18 July 1915. Buried in POELCAPELLE BRITISH CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot IV. Row F. Grave 16.
DUXBURY
Lawrence
[Spelt DUXBERY on SDGW] Lance Corporal 44803, 1st Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Killed in action 8 October 1918. Aged 19. Born Turton, Lancashire, enlisted Stroud, resident Stonehouse. Son of Thomas and Mary Duxbury, of The New Inn, Newtown, Stonehouse, Glos. Buried in NOYELLES-SUR-L'ESCAUT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Nord, France. Plot II. Row C. Grave 6.
HARVEY
H
Private. In the 1911 census Herbert John HARVEY was the son of Annie Harvey, a Millhand, unmarried, born Bristol, resident Frocester Road, Eastington near Stonehouse, Gloucestershire. probably Herbert HARVEY, Private 21182, 7th (Service) Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Died in Mesopotamia 9 December 1917. Born Bristol, enlisted Dursley. Buried in BAGHDAD (NORTH GATE) WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot XX. Row B. Grave 11.
HOWELL
Thomas Albert
Private 260068, "D" Company, 1/8th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Killed in action 27 August 1917. Aged 19. Born and resident Eastington, enlisted Stroud. Formerly 241698, Norfolk Regiment. Son of Louisa Howell, of Windsor House, Eastington, Stonehouse, Glos., and the late John Edward Howell. In the 1911 census he is the son of Louisa Howell (a widow), aged 13, at School,born Eastington, resident Kings Head Hotel, Eastington (where his mother was Head Keeper). Buried in TRACK X CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot/Row/Section D. Grave 46.
HULBERT
Robert [James]
Lance Corporal 1798, Royal Gloucestershire Hussars, Yeomanry. Killed in action at Gallipoli 10 October 1915. Aged 28. Born Ross, enlisted Stroud, resident Easington. Son of Thomas W. and Annie Hulbert, of Claypitts Farm, Eastington, Stonehouse, Glos. In the 1911 census he is the son of Thomas and Annie Hulbert, aged 24, Farmer's Son working on the farm, born Frocester, resident Claypits Farm, Eastington. Buried in GREEN HILL CEMETERY, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Special Memorial C. 8.
KEENE
George
Private 235276, 2/4th (City of Bristol) Battalion (Territorial), Gloucestershire Regiment. Killed in action 31 October 1917. Aged 25. Born Cirencester, enlisted Stroud. Son of Leonard and Emily Mary Keene, of The Castle Inn, Eastington, Millend, Stonehouse, Glos. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 6.
KEENE
Arthur [Ernest]
[Listed as KEEN on SDGW] Private 15421, 1st Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Died 9 September 1915. Aged 21. Born Barnsley, Cirencester, enlisted Cirencester. Son of Leonard and Emily M. Keene, of The Castle Inn, Eastington, Stonehouse, Glos.Buried in LONGUENESSE (ST. OMER) SOUVENIR CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row A. Grave 27.
LEWIS
Thomas [Alfred]
[Memorial states Lance Sergeant] Corporal 4708, 1st Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Killed in action 9 May 1915. Born Eastington, enlisted Bristol. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 17.
MARLING
Herbert
Private 10480, 7th (Service) Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Killed in action at Gallipoli 8 August 1915. Born Eastington, resident Stroud. in the 1911 census he is the son of George and Emma Marling, aged 16, a Woolen Scourer Clothworker, born Eastington and resident Cress Green Eastington. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 101 to 104.
REYNOLDS
Samuel [Henry]
Private 5183, 54th Battalion, Australian Infantry, A.I.F. Died 23 September 1917. Living in Newtown, New South Wales, Australia. No known grave. In the 1911 census is a visitor to Nupend Farm near Stonehouse, aged 28, a farmer, born Nailsworth. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 7 - 17 - 23 - 25 - 27 - 29 - 31.
RUCK
Harold [James]
Lance Sergeant 12280, 1st Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Killed in action 26 September 1916. Born Painswick, enlisted Stroud. Buried in CATERPILLAR VALLEY CEMETERY, LONGUEVAL, Somme, France. Plot XXI. Row H. Grave 1.
SHILL
[Thomas] Maurice
[Memorial states Corporal] Lance Corporal 6633, 1st Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Killed in action 23 May 1915. Born Eastington, enlisted Gloucester. In the 1911 census he was the son of Sidney Tyhiomas and MAry Jane Shill, aged 17, Woollen Cloth Worker (Twisting), born Easington, resident Alkerton Farm, Eastington. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Addenda Panel 57.
SILVEY
Artemus
[Spelt SILVY on SDGW] Private 241703, 1/5th Battalion (Territorial), Gloucestershire Regiment. Killed in action 4 October 1917. Born Eastington, enlisted Stroud. In the 1911 census he was the son of Daniel and Ruth Silvey, aged 13, born Eastington, resident Nupend, Eastington. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 72 to 75.
SLEEMAN
James
Private 2306, 1/5th Battalion (Territorial), Gloucestershire Regiment. Killed in action 21 May 1918. Born Taunton, enlisted Gloucester. Buried in PLOEGSTEERT WOOD MILITARY CEMETERY, Hainaut, Belgium. Plot III. Row C. Grave 9.
TUDOR
Thomas [George]
Corporal 1827, 2nd Battalion, Australian Light Railway Operating Company. A.I.F. Died 26 October 1917. Resident Enmore, Australia. Buried in VOORMEZEELE ENCLOSURES NO.1 AND NO.2, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row L. Grave 35.
UNDERWOOD
[Alfred] Maurice [Savage]
Private 6641, 1st Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Killed in action 23 October 1914. Aged 30. Born Eastington, enlisted Gloucester. Son of the late John Underwood, of Westend, Stonehouse; husband of Mary Louisa Underwood, of Cossington, Slimbridge, Stonehouse, Glos. Went to the Front 13 August 1914. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 22 and 34.
WOTHERS
John
Private 15962, 9th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Died 25 April 1917 in Salonika. Aged 24. Born Harvington, Worcestershire, enlisted Stroud. Son of R. G. and Harriett Wothers, of Eastington, Stonehouse, Glos. Went to France 20 September 1915. In the 1911 census he is the son of Richardb George and Harriett Wothers, aged 16, a Domestic Gardener, born Cropthorpe, Worcestershire, resident Eastington. No known grave. Commemorated on DOIRAN MEMORIAL, Greece.
YOUNG
Gilbert
Private 28072, 4th Battalion, King’s (Liverpool Regiment). Died 23 July 1916. Aged 34. (Served as WATSON). Son of Mr. and Mrs. H. Young, of Eastington, Stonehouse, Glos. In the 1891 census he is the son of Henry and Jane Young, aged 7, a Scholar, born Kingstanley, Glos., resident Church End, Eastington. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Plot A. Row 34. Grave 7.
Sacred also to the Memory of
Those who fell in the
1939 – 1945 War
DE LISLE BUSH
Claude [D'Arcy Stratton]
[Listed as Major on memorial] Lieutenant 144790, Gloucestershire Regiment. Died 22 January 1941. Aged 47. Son of Alfred George and Florence Katharine de Lisle Bush; husband of Dorothy Joan de Lisle Bush, of Stonehouse. Buried in West of the porch in EASTINGTON (ST. MICHAEL AND ALL ANGELS) CHURCHYARD, Gloucestershire.
BARNES
Harold Walter
Private 5105225, 8th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Died 31 December 1945. Aged 39. Son of Walter and Florence Barnes; husband of Beatrice Elsie Barnes, of Eastington. Buried North of the church in EASTINGTON (ST. MICHAEL AND ALL ANGELS) CHURCHYARD, Gloucestershire.
COWLEY
Cyril [Arthur]
Flight Sergeant 639559, Royal Air Force. Died 30 October 1942. Birth registered April to June Quarter 1920 in the Wheatenhurst Registration District, Gloucestershire; mother's maiden name was COOPER. No known grave. Commemorated on ALAMEIN MEMORIAL, Egypt. Column 249.
EVERETT
Marston John
Craftsman 14419649, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. Died 15 July 1944. Aged 19. Son of John Henry Colman Everett and Constance Mary Everett, of Eastington. Birth registered in the January to March Quarter 1925 in the Wheatenhurst Registration District, Gloucestershire; mother's maiden name WARNER. Buried North-West of the church in EASTINGTON (ST. MICHAEL AND ALL ANGELS) CHURCHYARD, Gloucestershire.
KING
Ernest [John]
[Listed as Private on memorial] Rifleman 5183793, 9th Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). Died 8 February 1945. Aged 25. Birth registered in the April to June Quarter 1920 in the Wheatenhurst Registration District, Gloucestershire; mother's maidne name TRAVELL. Buried in REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Plot 58. Row C. Grave 16.
KNIGHT
Ernest John
Warrant Officer (Observer) 523537, 521 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 4 October 1942. Aged 28. Son of Ernest and Beatrice Elsie Knight, of Eastington. Birth registered in the July to September Quarter 1914 in Gloucester Registration District, Gloucestershire; mother's maiden name WATKINS. Buried North-West of the church in EASTINGTON (ST. MICHAEL AND ALL ANGELS) CHURCHYARD, Gloucestershire.
WINFIELD
Francis [Harry]
Private 5189351, Gloucestershire Regiment attached 12th (10th Bn. The Green Howards [Yorkshire Regt.]) Battalion, The Parachute Regiment, A.A.C. Died 19 August 1944. Aged 29. Son of Harry and Elizabeth Winfield; husband of Peggy Winfield, of St. Pauls, Llanelly, Carmarthenshire. Buried in PUTOT-EN-AUGE CHURCHYARD, Calvados, France. Row A. Grave 6.

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