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SOUTHAM WAR MEMORIAL

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

The War Memorial is to be found on the Old Road, Southasm (Grid Reference: SO 973256) and is in the form of a Celtic Cross.

Photographs Copyright © Jimmy & David James 2005

In Glorious memory of
the men of Southam and Cleeve Hill
who fell in the Great War
1914 - 1918.

BAILEY Donald [William]

Second Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Killed in action at Broodseinde, Belfium 4 October 1917. Aged 23. Also listed on the Cleeve Hill (St Peter's Church) Roll of Honour. Commemorated on TYNE COT CMETERY, Belgium.

BARNETT Lionel

Lieutenant, 6th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment. Accindetally killed at Whitchurch 6 February 1917. Aged 24. Also listed on the Cleeve Hill (St Peter's Church) Roll of Honour. Buried in CHELTENHAM BOROUGH CEMETRY.

COOMBES Wilfred [James]

Private 241256, 14th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Killed in action at Passchendaele, Belgium, 21 October 1917. Aged 20. Also listed on the Cleeve Hill (St Peter's Church) Roll of Honour. Commemorated on TYNE COT CMETERY, Belgium.

COUPLAND-SMITH Frederick [Vyvyan]

Lieutenant, 173 Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action at Ypres 2 July 1917. Aged 21. Also listed on the Cleeve Hill (St Peter's Church) Roll of Honour. Buried in LONE TREE CEMETERY, Belgium.

GILDER George [Richard]

Details. Private PLY/780(S), Royal Marine Light Infantry, Deal Battalion, Royal Naval Division. Killed in action at Achi Baba, Gallipoli 13 July 1915. Aged 24. Also listed on the Cleeve Hill (St Peter's Church) Roll of Honour. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey.

GOODALL John [Astley]

Private 16195, 10th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Killed in action at Loos, France, 13 October 1915. Aged 22. Also listed on the Cleeve Hill (St Peter's Church) Roll of Honour. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, France.

HOLDER Reignald [Charles]

Private 41011, 2nd/7th Battalion, Warwickshire Regiment. Died of wounds at Aire sur Lys, France, 18 May 1918. Aged 18. Also listed on the Cleeve Hill (St Peter's Church) Roll of Honour. Buried in AIRE CEMETRY, France.

HOPCRAFT [George] Paul

Midshipman, HMS Queen Mary, Royal Navy. Killed in action at the Battle of Jutland 31 May 1916. Aged 16. Also listed on the Cleeve Hill (St Peter's Church) Roll of Honour. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire.

HOPCRAFT Peter

Lieutenant, 97 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Killed in action at Voseges, France, 28 October 1918. Aged 19. Also listed on the Cleeve Hill (St Peter's Church) Roll of Honour. Buried in CHARMES MILITARY CEMETERY, France.

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. Also listed on the Cleeve Hill (St Peter's Church) Roll of Honour. 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 .

PEARCE Harold [Wilfred]

Sergeant 105351, 5th Battalion, candian Expeditionary Force. Died of wounds at Arras, france, 18 July 1917. Aged 27. Buried in NOEUX-LES-MINES CEMETERY, France.

ROBINSON R

probably George Robinson known as Dick, Driver T/291142, Clearing Office, Royal Army Service Corps. Died of illness at Cheltenham 27 February 1919. Aged 37. Son of William and Eliza Robinson, of Hillside, Cleeve Hill; husband of Rose Annie Robinson, of Rose Cottage, Mill Lane, Feckenham, Redditch. Also listed on the Cleeve Hill (St Peter's Church) Roll of Honour. Buried in CHELTENHAM BOROUGH CEMETERY, Cheltenham. Row N. Grave 1901.

SMITH Edward

Lance Sergeant 13369, "B" Company, 10th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Died of wounds on the Somme, France, 5 May 1917. Aged 19. Son of John Edward and Bessie Smith, of Hinchcomb Green, Dursley, Glos. Also listed on the Cleeve Hill (St Peter's Church) Roll of Honour. Buried in BRAY MILITARY CEMETERY, France. Plot II. Row G. Grave 20.

STEPHENSON E

probably Bernard Ernest Stephenson, Private 12238, 7th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Killed in action at Chunuk Bair, Gallipoli, 8 August 1915. Also listed on the Cleeve Hill (St Peter's Church) Roll of Honour. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turksey. Panel 101 to 104.

SURMAN, MM Leslie [Howard]

Sergeant 40549, 4th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Killed in action at Ledeghem, Belgium 14 octrober 1918. Aged 21. Son of James and Annie Surman, of Roseville, Woodmancote, Cheltenham. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). Also listed on the Cleeve Hill (St Peter's Church) Roll of Honour. Buried in LEDEGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, Ledegem, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Row A. Grave 20.

30 March 2005

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