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WOTTON UNDER EDGE WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed information
Compiled & Copyright © Gill Cannell & Andrew Dishman 2017
researched Martin Edwards

The Wotton Under Edge war memorial is located at the crossroads in the centre of the town. It takes the form of a square, tapered, column set on a square base with pediments constructed from dressed Portland stone; an urn sits on top of column; the memorial has a set of three steps, with an inscription and names on bronze plaques set into square base with a separate bronze plaque added to commemorate those who fell in World War 2. There are 114 names listed for World War 1 and 15 for World War 2. The war memorial was erected after the end of the First World War, to a design by Percy Burnell Tubbs, RIBA, whose son, Captain S B Tubbs, is one of the men who lost their lives in the First World War that is commemorated on the memorial. It was carved by Henry Poole, RA (1873-1928), and was unveiled in a civic ceremony on 20 June 1920. A bronze plaque commemorating the men of the town who died in the Second World War was added after 1945.

Photographs Copyright © Gill Cannell & Andrew Dishman 2017

TO THE HONOURED MEMORY
OF THE BRAVE MEN OF
WOTTON-UNDER-EDGE
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN
THE GREAT WAR
1914-1919
GREAT LOVE HATH NO MAN
THAN THIS THAT A MAN LAY
DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS

ADAMS William Holloway
Captain, 7th Battalion, Canadian Infantry. Suffered wounds to the left eye. then seriously ill with a ruptured appendix, discharged from service due to peritonitis 4 September 1917; died at home in Seaford 15 April 1918. Aged 42. Born 1 June 1877 in Bristol. Son of William Townsend Adams and Elizabeth Mary Adams, of Bradley House, Wotton-under-Edge, Glos.; husband of Amy Ellen Adams, of The Bungalow, Gold Hill, Chalfont St. Peter, Bucks. Attested 3 July 1915 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, aged 38 years 7 months, an Accountant, married, height 5 feet 10¾ inches, chest 43½-48 inches, dark complexion, grey eyes, brown hair, religious denomination Church of England. Buried in SEAFORD CEMETERY, Sussex. Plot/Row/Section/Area A. Grave 2971. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 38 - 19
AMOS H
Private - Can find nothing about this man and cannot discern his details from the many available. No further information currently available
ANDREWS Lionel Frederick
Able Seaman J/26422, H.M.S. "Contest," Royal Navy. Killed when his ship was sunk 18 September 1917. Aged 20. Born 19 August 1897 in Badminton, Gloucestershire. Son of Richard and Clara Andrews, of Dyers Brook House, Wotton-Under-Edge, Glos.; husband of Phyllis Andrews, of Water Laner, Wotton Under edge, Glos. Married Edith McKenzie Davidson 20 August 1890 in St Anselm, Davies Street (Hanover Chapel), Regent Street, London W.; one son. In the 1901 census he was aged 3, born Hawkesbury, Gloucestershire, son of Richard and Clara Andrews, resident The Barton, Main Street, Hawkesbury, Chipping Sodbury, Gloucestershire. In the 1911 census he was aged 13, born Hawkesbury, Gloucestershire, a Farm Labourer, son of Richard and Clara Andrews, resident The Barton, Hawkesbury Upton Badminton S.O., Hawkesbury, Chipping Sodbury, Gloucestershire. Attested 19 August 1915 for 12 years, a Barker's Assistant, aged 18 years, height 5 feet 2¼ inches, chest 34½ inches, brown hair, blue eyes, fresh complexion. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 21.
ANNESLEY, DSO William Richard Norton

Major, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Died 29 November 1914. Aged 51. Born 12 June 1863 in Colchester. Baptised 4 August 1863 in Colchester, son of William Richard (William Richard Norton) and Isabelle Annesley. Son of Gen. William Richard Annesley; husband of Edith Mackenzie Annesley, of 16, Greyfriars Gardens, St. Andrews. In the 1881 census he was aged 17, born Colchester, Essex, a scholar, son of William Richard and Isabel Annesley, resident Shirley House, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. Trained at Military College. Spoke French, Spanish and Colloquial Arabic. Served in Cyprus 18 April 1884 to 3 September 1884.Egypt 4 September to 13 June 1885. Soudan 14 June 1885 to 31 January 1886, Egypt 1 February 1886 to 22 July 1886 (Egyptian Campaign - 1886), Gibraltar 23 July 1886 to 15 November 188, Egypt 16 November 1888 to 6 October 190. . Awarded the Distinguished Service Order (D.S.O.). Buried in ST. ANDREWS WESTERN CEMETERY, Fifeshire. Plot/Row/Section/Area E. Grave 106.

Extract from England & Wales Government Probate Death Index 1915:

ANNESLEY William Richard Norton of 48 Stanhope-gardens Kensington Middlesex died 29 November 1914 Administration London 28 January to Edith Mackenzie Annesley widow. Effects £549 16s. 1d.

Extract from The Distinguished Service Order, Volume II, page 14:

ANNESLEY, WILLIAM RICHARD NORTON, Lieut., was born at Colchester 12 June, 1863, eldest son of the late Major-General W. It. Annesley and Isabel, daughter of the late Hon. and Rev. James Norton, of Anningsly Park, Ottershaw. He was educated at Cheltenham College, and at the Royal Military College, Sandhurst., and joined the Yorkshire Regt, 6 Feb. 1884, as Lieutenant, and was transferred to the Royal West, Kent Regt. 27 Feb. 1884. He was employed in the Egyptian Army 27 Nov. 1888, to 6 Oct. 1890, and served in the Sudan in 1885 and 1886 with the Frontier Field Force, and was present at the attack on Ambigole Wells and the action at Ginniss. He was mentioned in Despatches, received the Medal, the Bronze Star, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 26 Nov. 1886] : " William Richard Norton Annesley, Lieut., Royal West Kent Regt. For the action at Ginniss." He was Stall Officer at Assouan for the operations at Toski. He became Captain 15 July, 1891, and Major 16 July, 1902, and retired 15 Dec. 1905, joining the Reserve of Officers. He died 29 Nov. 1914.

AVENELL John Edward
[Memorial lists him as AVENILL, SDGW lists him as AVENALL] Corporal 2050, 7th Battalion, The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action 21 October 1917. Aged 40. Born Gloucester, resident Wotton-Under-Edge, enlisted Guildford, Surrey. Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Avenell, of "Fernley," Newark, Wotton-under-Edge, Glos. In the 1881 census he was aged 3, born Ozleworth, Gloucestershire, a scholar, son of Thomas and Elizabeth Avenell, resident Village, Ozleworth, Tetbury, Gloucestershire. In the 1891 census he was aged 13, born Ozleworth, Gloucestershire, a Farm Servant, son of Thomas and Elizabeth Avenell, resident Woodmans Cottage, Village, Ozleworth, Tetbury, Gloucestershire. In the 1901 census he was aged 22, born Ozleworth, Gloucestershire, unmarried, resident Stables, Chipping Sodbury Road, Horton, Chipping Sodbury, Gloucestershire. Buried in NEW IRISH FARM CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot X. Row D. Grave 16.
BALLINGER MacArthur
[Memorial list him as BALLENGER] Able Seaman R/1102, Drake Battalion, Royal Naval Division, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Killed or died as a direct result of enemy action 21 August 1918. Born 14 November 1893 in Lydney, Gloucestershire. Son of Alica Ballinger, of Swinhay Farm, Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucester. Buried in ACHIET-LE-GRAND COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row D.Grave 5.
BECHER Henry Sullivan

Major Henry Sullivan Becher
IWM (HU 113577)
Major, 2nd Battalion, 2nd King Edward's Own Gurkha Rifles (The Sirmoor Rifles) attached to 34th Sikh Pioneers, Indian Army. Died 2 November 1914. Aged 38. Born 9 April 1876. Baptised 21 June 1876 in Mussoorie,Christ Church, Bengal. Son of Col. Sullivan Becher (died 5 August 1887) and Constantia Ann Becher, of Kingswood House, Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucs. Unmarried. No known grave. Commemorated on NEUVE-CHAPELLE MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 18 to 20.

Extract from De Ruvigny's Roll Of Honour 1914-1918, volume 2, page 23:

BECHER, HENRY SULLIVAN, Major, 1st Battn. 2nd (King Edward's Own) Gurkha Rifles, only s. of the late Col. Sullivan Becher ; b. 9 April, 1876: educ. Marlborough ; in Germany, and the Royal Military College, Sandhurst ; gazetted 2nd Lieut., Unattached List, 22 Jan. 1896 ; was posted to the Gurkha Rifles 3 April, 1897 ; promoted Lieut. 22 April, 1898, and Capt. 23 Jan. 1905: served on the North-West Frontier of India 1897-98 : took part in the operations on the Samana during Aug. and Sept. 1897 (Medal with two clasps) ; in the Tirali campaign 1897-98 ; took part in the actions of Chagru Kotal and Dargai, and capture of the Sampagha and Arhanga Passes ; operations in the Waran Valley and action of 16 Nov. 1897 ; operations at and around Dwatoi and action of 24 Nov. 1897 ; operations against the Khani Khel Chamkanis. and those in the Bara Valley 7 to 14 Dec. 1897 (Clasp) ; on the North-West Frontier of Indies, Waziristan, 1901-2 (Clasp) ; was A.D.C. to the Commander-in-Chief, East India, from 1 Nov. 1909 to 30 Sept. 1911 ; took part in the operations in the Abor country 1911-12 (mentioned in Despatches (London Gazette, 16 July, 1912); served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders, and was killed in action 2 Nov. 1914.

Extract from Londonderry Sentinel - Saturday 14 November 1914, page 8:

THE ROLL OF HONOUR.

Major Henry Sullivan Becher, the 2nd Gurkhas, who was nephew of Mrs Bruce, Crawford square, Londonderry, who was killed in Flanders on November 2, was thirty-eight years of age, received his first appointment in January, 1896. In the following year he took part in the operations on the Samana, on the North Western Frontier of India, receiving the medal with two clasps. He also saw active service in the Tirah campaign of 1897-8, being present at the actions Chagru Kotal and Dargai, the capture of the Sampagha and Arhanga Passes, and the operations in the Waran and Bara Valleys. For his part in these and other operations he received a third clasp, and a fourth was added for further service on the North West Frontier in 1901-2. Major Berber became captain in January, 1905, A.D.C. to the Commander in-Chief in the East Indies in November, 1909, and major in January last. He was the only son of the late Sullivan Becher and of, Mrs. Becher, of Kings wood House, Wotton under Edge, Gloucestershire. One who knew him well sends us the following tribute: “Sullivan Becher’s was widely known and universally beloved. He lived for, and has died, as he would have wished, leading the gallant Gurkhas of the regiment which his father, Colonel Sullivan Becher, raised in 1884. Major Becher was for several years A.D.C. to the late Commander in Chief in India, and only left that appointment to take part in 1912 in the expedition against the Abors with his regiment. In this short but arduous campaign he was mentioned in despatches, and was one of the few British officers in the casualty list, being struck on the head by a boulder hurled from above by the enemy defending a narrow pass. He excelled at every kind of sport, forming one of the polo team of his regiment when last year the 2nd Gurkhas won the Infantry Polo Cup for all India.”

BENGOUGH John Crosbie
[Listed on memorial as Lieutenant] Captain, A.D.C., Berkeley Troop, "B" Squadron, Royal Gloucestershire Hussars attached to Dorset Yeomanry (Queen's Own). Killed in action 26 February 1916. Aged 27. Born at Wotton-under-Edge, Glos. Eldest son of John A. G. and Rosa M. Bengough, of Tocknells House, Painswick, Glos. A.D.C. to Gen. Peyton. Mentioned in Despatches. In the 1891 census he was aged 2, born Wiltshire, son of John Alenger Bengough, grandson of John Charles and Caroline Augusta Bengough, resident Upton House, Upton, Canford Magna, Poole, Dorset. In the 1901 census he was aged 12, born Wotton Under Edge, a scholar, a boarder at Bigshotte Rayles, Wokingham Without, Berkshire. In 1908 he was admitted to Emmanuel College, Cambridge. In the 1911 census he was aged 22, born Wotton under Edge, Gloucestershire, a boarder, resident 6, Golf Terrace, Newquay, Cornwall. Buried in ALEXANDRIA (CHATBY) MILITARY AND WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Section G. Grave 35. Also listed on the Emmanuel College War Memorial, Cambridge.
BIGNELL Lambert Jack
Private 20187, 10th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Died of wounds 8 August 1917. Born and enlisted Wotton-Under-Edge, Glos. In the 1911 census he was aged 13, born Wotton Under Edge, Gloucesterhsire, a Mill Hand Braid Hand, son of John and Alice Bignell, resident The Steep, Wotton under Edge, Gloucestershire. Buried in BAILLEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, NORD, Nord, France. Plot III. Row E. Grave 257.
BOW Cyril
Private 77063, 1st/7th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry formerly Sapper 180672, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 25 October 1917. Born Wotton-Under-Edge, resident Gloucester, enlisted Stroud. Son of Hannah Bow, of Potter's Pond, Wotton-Under_edge, and the late John Bow (died 20 August 1908). Birth registered in the July to September Quarter 1881 in the Dursley Registration District, Gloucestershire. In the 1891 census he was aged 9, born Wotton-Under-Edge, Gloucestershire, a Carpenter, son of John and Hannah Bow, resident The Cloud, Wotton under Edge, Dursley, Gloucestershire. In the 1901 census he was aged 19, born Gloucestershire, a scholar, son of John and Hannah Bow, resident The Cloud, Wotton under Edge, Dursley, Gloucestershire. Married Ada Emily Honeybone in 2 May 1903 in Wotton-Under-Edge, Gloucestershire. On 24 July 1905 he was admitted to Amalgamated Society of Carpenters & Joiners, Stroud Branch, aged 24. On 5 August 1910 his son, John Charles Bow, was born in Stonehouse. In the 1911 census he was aged 29, born Wotton-Under-Edge, Gloucestershire, a Carpenter and Joiner, married to Ada Emily Bow with one son, resident Regent Buildings, Regent Street, Stonehouse, Gloucestershire. In 1916 he was excluded from the Amalgamated Society of Carpenters & Joiners, Stroud Branch, due to arrears (he was serving with the Army). Attested 6 December 1915 in Stroud, resident Queens Road, Stonehouse, Gloucestershire, aged 24 years 191 days, a Carpenter, married, height 5 feet 6 inches, weight 128 lbs, chest 36-38 inches. Mobilised 15 June 1916, transferred to Durham Light Inafntry 28 June 1917 at Newark, embakred at Folkestone 17 Septmber 1917, posted 11th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry, reposted 7th Battalion, Durham Lightm Infantry 21 September 1917. Buried in CEMENT HOUSE CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XV. Row D. Grave 24.
BOYCE James Ferguson
Trooper James Ferguson Boyce
IWM (HU 114190)

[Listed as J F BOYCE on memorial] Trooper 1701, No. 1 Company, Household Battalion formerly 3224, Kent Yeomanry. Died of wounds as a German Prisoner of War (PoW 12 May 1917) at Limburg, Germany, from a grenade wound to the head, forearm and left side of chest, 26 May 1917. Aged 22. Born Wotton-under-Edge, Glos., resident Maidstone, enlisted Cranbrook. Son of James G. and Augusta Clara Boyce, of The Willows, Biddenden, Kent. In the 1901 census he was aged 6, born Wotton, Gloucestershire, son of James and Augusta Boyce, resident The Chipping, Wotton under Edge, Dursley, Gloucestershire. Attested 14 January 1916 at Cranbrook, aged 21 years 10 days, resident The Willows, Biddenden, Kent, a Farmer by trade, single, height 6 feet, weight 175 lbs, chest 39 inches, religious denomination Church of England. To Army Reserve 15 January 1916, mobilized 13 February 1916, posted 3/1 Royal East Kent Mounted Reserve 14 February 1916, appointed Lance Corporal 5 July 1916, transferred to Household Battalion 28 October 1916, posted 1st Battalion as Trooper 4 November 1916, missing in action 11 May 1917, Prisoner of War Limburg, germany. Buried in TOURNAI COMMUNAL CEMETERY ALLIED EXTENSION, Hainaut, Belgium. Plot V. Row G. Grave 16.

Extract from England & Wales Government Probate Death Index 1918:

BOYCE James Ferguson of The Willows Biddenden Kent trooper Household Battalion died 26. May 1917 in France on active service Probate London 10 January to Augusta Clara Boyce widow. Effects £487 17s. 8d.

BROODBANK Percival Ernest aka Percy
Private 266142, 2nd/6th Battalion (Territorials), Gloucestershire Regiment. Died on service 2 December 1917. Aged 31. Born Woodford, Essex, enlisted Bristol. Baptised 13 June 1886 in Leyton, Essex. Son of Ernest Alexander and Ellen Maria Broodbank, of 4, Manor Park, Redland, Bristol; husband of Nellie Jones (formerly Broodbank), of Calcot, Tetbury, Glos. In the 1891 census he was aged 4, born Leyton, Esswex, grandson of John and Clara E Brett, son of Ernest A and Ellem Broodbank, resident Clinton Villa, Maybank Road, Woodford, West Ham, London & Essex. In the 1911 census he was aged 24, born Leyton, Essex, a Directory Canvasser, son of Ernest Alexander and Ellen Maria Broodbank, resident 4, Manor Park, Redland, Bristol, Gloucestershire. Attested 2 September 1914 in Wotton Under Edge as 01717, Storeman, Army Ordnance Corps, discharged 30 October 1914 at Aldershot, as 01717, 14th Company, Army Ordnance Corps, aged 28, height 5 feet 8 inches, weight 122 lbs, chest 33½-36 inches, fresh complexion, blue eyes, fair hair, civilian trade Storeman, intended place of residence Silver Street, Rignell, Wotton Under Edge, Gloucestershire; reason for discharge as not being likely to become an efficient soldier due to palpitaion and shiortness of breathe. Re-enlisted or called up at a later date. No known grave. Commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France. Panel 6.
BROWN Francis Charles

Private TF/242337, 1st/8th Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 16 August 1917. Aged 30. Born Berkeley, Gloucestershire, resident Thornbury, Gloucestershire, enlisted Bristol, Gloucestershire. Son of James and Elizabeth Brown, of Black Hall, Berkeley, Glos., husband of Georgina Eleanor Brown, of Parsonage St., Dursley, Glos. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.Panel 113 to 115.

Extract from England & Wales Government Probate Death Index 1917:

BROWN Francis Charles of Uley Gloucestershire a private in the 8th Middlesex regiment died 16 August 1917 in France Probate Gloucester 13 November to Georgina Elenor Brown widow. Effects £166 12s. 2d.

BURFORD George
Private 204596, "X" Company, 2nd Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died 6 September 1918. Aged 35. Son of Mr. and Mrs. William Blizzard Burford, of Wotton-under-Edge, Glos.; husband of Frances E. Burford, of Pine House, Stow-on-the-Wold, Glos. Buried in ARNEKE BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot VIII. Row A. Grave 13.
BUTCHER William [Lewis]
Private 9852, 2nd Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Killed in action 10 May 1915. Born St. Mary's, Wotton-Under-Edge, Glos., enlisted Bristol. Buried in SANCTUARY WOOD CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot IV. Row F. Grave 17.
BUTLER Ambrose [H]
Private 240076, 2nd/1st Bucks Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Died of wounds 31 March 1918. Aged 21. Born and enlisted Wotton-Under-Edge, Glos. Son of James and Amelia Butler, of The Cloud, Wotton-under-Edge, Glos. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Section P. Plot IX. Row G. Grave 10B.
BYE A W
Stoker - Notes: In the 1901 census Alfred William Bye was aged 3, born Wotton-Under-Edge, son of Charles and Annie Bye, resident Potters Pond, Wotton under Edge, Dursley, Gloucestershire. In the 1911 census Alfred Williie Bye was aged 13, born Wotton-Under-Edge, Coal Holing, son of Charles and Annie Bye, resident Sinwell, Wotton under Edge, Gloucestershire. There is an Alfred William BYE who served in the Machine Gun Corps resident Wotton-Under-Edge. There was an Albert Walter BYE killed serving with the Australian Infantry but this is not him.
CANDY Francis [Wilfred]

Private 9629, "C" Company, 1st Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Killed in action 6 April 1915. Born Kingswood, Gloucestershire, enlisted Bristol. In the 1901 censsu he was aged 7, born Kingswood, Gloucestershire, son of Albert and Julia Candy, resident Crow Meadow, Kingswood, Dursley, Gloucestershire. In the 1911 census he was aged 17, born Kingswood, Wotton under Edge Gloucestershire, a Painter, boarding at Valley Road, Wotton under Edge, Gloucestershire. Memorial states he was awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 17.

Extract from Gloucester Journal - Saturday 17 April 1915, page 7:

DIED FOR THEIR COUNTRY.

The following letter has been received from an officer at the front by the relatives of Private F. Candy, C Co., 1st Gloucester Regiment, who was killed in action:— "April 7th, 1915. I very much regret to inform you that your son was killed in the trenches while on duty as sentry at about 1.30 a.m. this Wednesday, April 7th. Your son’s death was instantaneous, and he suffered no pain. We deeply regret his loss, he has been with the regiment throughout this terrible war, and has always done his duty manfully, and has proved himself a true British soldier. Myself and comrades assure you of our profound sympathy in your loss.—Yours faithfully. N. Wagan.”

Another Wottonian, 9629 Pte. Frank A. Candy, 1st Gloucester Regiment, is reported killed in action. Deceased was just over 20, and had been in the Army nearly two years. He went through all the fighting from August until April 6th without a scratch. He was highly spoken of by his comrades, and was marked out for speedy promotion. Corporal Duncan Ridler, of the Royal Engineers, who joined the Colours some 15 months ago from Newark Park, is also reported killed in action.

CANDY [Alfred] George
Private 202628, 8th (Service) Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Died on service 13 September 1918. Aged 31. Born berkeley, Glos., enlisted Wotton-Under-Edge. Husband of Elizabeth Mary Candy, of Old Town, Wotton-under-Edge, Glos. Buried in TERLINCTHUN BRITISH CEMETERY, WIMILLE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XVI. Row F. Grave 22.
CHAPPELL H
Private - possibly Henry CHAPPELL. Baptised 29 October 1899 in Tortworth, Gloucestershire, son of Francis Henry and Grace Chappell. In the 1901 census he was aged 1, born Tortworth, North Nibley, Gloucestershire, son of Francis Henry and Grace Chappell, resident Avenny Green, North Nibley, Dursley. In the 1911 census he was aged 11, born Tortworth, North Nibley, Gloucestershire, son of Francis Henry and Grace Chappell, resident The Green, North Nibley, Dursley (Wotton-Under-Edge Registration District). *** No military details currently found ***
CLISSOLD Edward Victor
Private G/17073, 12th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Died 24 September 1917. Aged 19. Son of Edward and Alice Clissold, of Ludgate Hill, Wotton-under-Edge, Glos. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 86 to 88.

Extract from Gloucestershire Echo - Saturday 27 October 1917, page 4 :

WOTTON SOLDIERS KILLED.

Two more Wotton-under-Edge soldiers have given their lives in the war: Ptes. Victor Clissold (of the Sussex Regt.), killed in action Sept. 24th, and Bert Jotcham (R.A.M.C.), died at a hospital at the front from severe wounds received two days previously. The first-named had only been in France a fortnight, having just attained his birthday. From his school days he was employed at the local post-office. He was the elder son the late P.C. Clissold, late of Fairford. Pte. Jotcham had seen over two years' active service. He was the eldest of three soldier sons of Mr. F. Jctcham, of Haw-street, Wotton-under-Edge.

COOPER F
Private - probably Frederick Ernest COOPER, Private 17413, 2nd Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Died of wounds 18 May 1915. Resident Nibley, Gloucestershire, enlisted Bristol. In the 1891 census he was aged 7, born Gloucestershire, son of John and Mary Ann Morris, resident Combe, Wotton under Edge, Dursley, Gloucestershire. In the 1901 census he was aged 17, born Combe, Gloucestershire, a Tea Dyer, stepson of John and Mary Ann Mrris, resident Combe, Wotton under Edge, Dursley, Gloucestershire. In the 1911 census he was aged 28, born Wotton-Under-Edge, a General farm Labourer, married to Rosina with one son and one daughter, resident Coombe, Wotton under Edge, Gloucestershire. Buried in BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VIII. Row D. Grave 18.
CORNOCK Archibald Alexander
Sergeant 8540, 1st Battalion, Border Regiment. Killed in action at Gallipoli 14 May 1915. Aged 26. Born Wotton-Under-Edge, Glos., resident Carlisle, enlisted Dursley, Glos. Son of Ruth Cornock, of Bearpacker's Cottages, Wotton-under-Edge, Glos., and the late Charles Cornock; husband of the late Mrs. Cornock. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 120 to 126 or 222 and 223.
CORNOCK Albert Edward
Private 15531, 10th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Died 9 April 1919. Aged 40. Son of John Cornock; husband of Bessie (nee Carter) Cornock, of Silver St., Sinwell, Wotton-under-Edge, married July to September Quarter 1903 in Dursley Registration District, Gloucestershire. . In the 1881 census he was aged 2, born Gloucestershire, a possible scholar, son of John and Hannah Cornock, resident Sinwell, Wotton under Edge, Dursley, Gloucestershire. In the 1911 census he was aged 33, born Wotton-Under-Edger, a general labourer, married to Bessie Cornock with 6 daughters, resident Potters Pond, Wotton under Edge, Gloucestershire. Buried North-East of church in WOTTON-UNDER-EDGE (ST. MARY THE VIRGIN) CHURCHYARD, Gloucestershire.
CORNOCK Ernest [Charles]

Able Seaman J/23989, H.M.S. "Vivid," Royal Navy. Died in hospital 14 April 1919. Aged 22. Born 16 June 1896 in Wotton under Edge, Gloucestershire. Son of Charles and Millicent Cornock, of Valley Rd., Wotton-under-Edge. In the 1901 census he was aged 4, born Gloucestershire, son of Charles and Millicent D Cornock, resident 2, Springfield Terrace, Rodborough, Stroud, Gloucestershire. In the 1911 census he was aged 14, born Butts, Wotton Under Edge, Gloucestershire, son of Charles and Millicent Cornock, resident Valley Road, Wotton under Edge R.S.O., Wotton under Edge, Gloucestershire. Prior to enlistment he was a Ruibber Winder. Enlisted 16 June 1914 for 12 years, aged 18, height 5 feet 3 inches, chest 34 inches, brown hair, grey eyes, fresh complexion. His last assignment was ro H.M.S. Vivid I from 2 January 1919 until 19 February 1919 when he was discharged, cause unnown. Buried North of church in WOTTON-UNDER-EDGE (ST. MARY THE VIRGIN) CHURCHYARD, Gloucestershire.

Extract from Cheltenham Chronicle - Saturday 26 April 1919, page 3:

A well known Wotton-under-Edge family has been bereaved by the death of Mr. Ernest Cornock, who was recently discharged from the Navy on medical grounds, and passed away at a sanatorium. Mr. Cornock, who was 22 years of age, saw considerable service during the war, serving on H.M.S. Lion in the Jutland and other battles. He was the eldest son Mr. and Mrs. Charles Cornock, of Valley-road. Wotton-Under- Edge, and grandson of Mrs. Ruth Cornock, who a little while ago received a message from the King congratulating her on the fact that nine of her sons had served with the colours.

CORNOCK Ralph [Ernest]
[Listed as Petty Officer on memorial] Able Seaman 142188, H.M.S. "Monmouth," Royal Navy. Killed in action when his ship was sunk at the Battle of Coronel 1 November 1914. Aged 44. Born 24 June 1871 in Wotton-Under-Edge, Gloucestershire. Son of Mrs. Charles Cornock, of Bear Packers Almshouses, Wotton under Edge, Glos.; husband of Mary Rosina (nee Ferriss) Cornock, of La-Bassee Cottage, Potter Pond, Potters-Pouch, Wotton-under-Edge, Glos., married in the October to December Quarter 1898 in Chipping Sodbury Registration District, Gloucestershire. Long Service and Good Conduct Medal. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 1.
CORNOCK Sidney
Private 18310, "C" Company, 13th (Service) Battalion (Forest of Dean) (Pioneers), Gloucestershire Regiment. Killed in action 25 October 1916. Aged 32. Born Wotton-Under-Edge, enlisted Cinderford, Glos. Son of Charles and Ruth Cornock, of Wotton-under-Edge, Glos; husband of Agnes Maud Cornock, of Church Lane, High St., Berkeley, Glos. Buried in SERRE ROAD CEMETERY No. 1, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VIII. Row C. Grave 21.
DANDO Henry Mortimer
Lance Corporal 30646, 14th (Service) Battalion (West of England), Gloucestershire Regiment. Died on service 17 July 1918. Born Old Sodbury, Glos., enlisted Wotton-Under-Edge. Buried in COLOGNE SOUTHERN CEMETERY, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Plot XII. Row F. Grave 25.
DAVIS James
Lance Corporal 34075, 62nd Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps. Killed in action 26 August 1916. Aged 34. Born Hillesley, Glos., enlisted Wotton-Under-Edge. Son of Jesse and Bessie Davis, of Hillesley; husband of Ethel B. Davis, of "Westview," Hillesley, Wotton-under-Edge, Glos. Buriedm in CARNOY MILITARY CEMETERY, Somme, France. Row H. Grave 24.
DEACON Edward
Private 2627, 27th Battalion, Australian Infantry, A.I.F. Killed in action at Pozieres, France, 5 August 1916. Aged 25. Born Wotton-Under-Edge, Gloucestershire. Birth recorded July to September Quarter 1891 in Dursley Registration District. Son of James Thomas and Eliza Deacon, of 215, Melbourne St., North Adelaide. Electrical Engineer by trade. Educated Forsdene Roaf School, Charlton, Kent. Emigrated aged 21. In the 1901 census he was aged 9, born Wotton-Under-Edge, Gloucesteershire, son of James T and Eliza Deacon, resident 71, Victoria Road, Charlton and Kidbrooke, Woolwich, London & Kent. In the 1911 census he was aged 19, born Wotton-Under-Edge, Gloucesteershire, son of James and Eliza Deacon, resident 30 Halstow Road Greenwich S E, Greenwich, London & Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on VILLERS-BRETONNEUX MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Australian Circular
DICKENSON Henry
Private 267023, 1st/7th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action 8 October 1917. Born Evesham, Wocestershire. resident Charfield, Gloucestershire, enlisted Wootton-Under-Edge, Worcestershire. Son of Mrs. Fanny Mann, of Old Plough, Charfield, Glos. In the 1911 census he was aged 28, born Leighterton, Gloucestershire, a Waggoner. stepson of James and Fanny Mann, resident Huntingford near Charfield, Wotton under Edge, Gloucestershire. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 23 to 28.
DOLMAN William
Corporal 9446, 1st Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Killed in action 9 September 1916. Aged 24. Born Ozleworth, Glos., enlisted Wotton-Under-Edge, Glos. Son of Thomas and Eliza Dolman, of Coombe Wotton-under-Edge, Glos. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 5 A and 5 B.
ELLIOTT Harold
Private 4740, 1st/4th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Killed in action 9 July 1916. Aged 18. Born St. george's, bristol, resident Wotton-Under-Edge, enlisted Bristol. Son of Alfred Thomas and Harriett Elliott, of Valley Rd., Wotton-under-Edge, Glos. In the 1901 census he was aged 4, born Wotton-Under-Edge, Gloucetsershire, scholar, lodger at Dyers Brook, Grammar School Road, Sinwell & Bradley, Wotton under Edge, Dursley, Gloucestershire. In the 1911 census he was aged 14, born Wotton-Under-Edge, Gloucetsershire, a Barker's Assistant, son of Alfred and Jane Elliott, resident Valley Road, Wotton under Edge, Gloucestershire. Buried in SUCRERIE MILITARY CEMETERY, COLINCAMPS, Somme, France. Plot I. Row E. Grave 28.
EXCELL George Edward
Private 18644, 11th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Died on service in Salonika 12 October 1918. Aged 22. Born and enlisted Wotton-Under-Edge, Glos. Son of Edwin and Elizabeth Excell, of Wotton-under-Edge, Glos. In the 1901 census he was aged 4, born Wotton-Under-Edge, Gloucestershire, son of Edwin and Elizabeth Excell, resident Wortley Road, Sinwell & Bradley, Wotton under Edge, Dursley, Gloucestershire. In the 1911 census he was aged 14, born Wotton-Under-Edge, Gloucestershire, son of Edward (sic) and Elizabeth Excell, resident Wortley Road, Wotton-Under-Edge, Gloucestershire. Buried in DOIRAN MILITARY CEMETERY, Greece. Plot V. Row H. Grave 28.
EXELL George [Henry]
Private PLY/8584, Plymouth Battalion, Royal Naval Division, Royal Marine Light Infantry. Killed or died as a direct result of enemy action 25 April 1915. Born 7 February 1878 in Wotton Under Edge, Gloucestershire. Son of William and Mary Exell, of 3, Gloucester Road, Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire. Enlisted 5 May 1897; saw action in South Africa for which he was entitled to Queen's South Africa Medal without clasp (H.M.S. "Monarch"); saw action with Plymouth Battalion at Ostend, Dunkirk & Defence of Antwerp 1914; with Mediterranean Expeditionary Force 6 February 1915 until his death. In the 1891 census he was aged 13, born Gloucesershire, a scholar, son of William and Mary Exell, resident Gloucester Row, Wotton under Edge, Dursley, Gloucestershire. In the 1901 census he was aged 23, a Member of Ship's Crew, born Wotton Under Edge, Gloucestershire, aboard H.M.S. "Monarch." No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 2 to 7.
EXELL Percy [Herbert]
Private 1789, 1st Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Died on service 15 February 1915. Aged 18. Born Wotton-Under-Edge, Glos, enlisted Bristol. Son of Mrs. Chillman, of 7, Bradley St., Wotton-under-Edge, Glos. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 17.
EXELL, MM William
Corporal 235382, 3rd [SDGW] or 2nd [SDGW] Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment formerly 249127, Gloucestershire Regiment. Killed in action 10 April 1918. Aged 23. Born and enlisted Wotton-Under-Edge, Glos. Husband of Elizabeth Exell, of Gloucester St., Wootton-under-Edge, Glos. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). Buried in CABARET-ROUGE BRITISH CEMETERY, SOUCHEZ, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XX, Row B. Grave 19.
FARMILOE Francis Frank
[Listed as Able Seaman on memorial] Ordinary Seaman J/35987, H.M.S. "Anchusa," Royal Navy. Killed in action when his ship was sunk by SM U-54 off Ireland on 16 July 1918. Aged 18. Born 12 October 1899 in Hawkesbury Upton, Gloucestershire. Son of Mrs. Emma Farmiloe, of 69, Gloucester Street, Wotton-under-Edge, Glos. Formerly a Machinist Flock Works. Enlisted 12 October 1917 for 12 years, height 5 feet 2½ inches, chest 33½ inches, brown hair, hazel eyes, fresh complexion. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 27.
FAY William Basil
Private 10061, 1st Battalion, The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Died of wounds 15 September 1914. Born Cavan, Ireland, enlisted Gloucester. Son of Ann Byett (formerly Fay), of Bradley St., Wotton-under-Edge, Glos., and the late Thomas Fay. No known grave. Commemorated on LA FERTE-SOUS-JOUARRE MEMORIAL, Seine-et-Marne, France.
FITZ W N
Private - possibly William Norman FITZ, Private 8120, 1st Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Killed in action 29 October 1914. Aged 30. Born Portishead, Somersetshire, enlisted Gloucester. Son of the late William Goddard Fitz and Emily Ellen Fitz. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Blegium. Panel 22 and 34.
FORD Albert Edward
Private 20662, 14th (Service) Battalion (West of England), Gloucestershire Regiment. Killed in action 27 July 1916. Born and enlisted Wotton-Under-Edge, Glos. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 5 A and 5 B.
FRAPE Henry George

Private 202009, 2/4th (City of Bristol) Battalion (Territorial), Gloucestershire Regiment. Killed in action 25 April 1917. Born Charfield, Gloucestershire, enlisted Bristol. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 5 A and 5 B.

Listed in Gloucestershire Echo - Monday 28 May 1917, page 4 as Gloucestershire Regiment, killed in action, Frape. Private H. G. Wotton-Under-Edge.

FRY Reginald Fred aka Reggie

Private 452429, 2nd Battalion, Canadian Infantry. Killed in action in the trenches near Courcelette, 5 October 1916. Born 11 December 1887 in Wotton-Under-Edge, Gloucestershire. Son of Mrs. Eliza E. Fry, of Combe R. House, Wotton-Under-Edge, Gloucestershire; husband of Nellie Fry, of Bradley Street, Wotton-Under-Edge formerly 81, Erie Avenue, Brantford, Ontario, Canada. In the 1891 census he was aged 3, born Gloucestershire, son of Fred W and Eliza Emily Fry, resident Merlin Haven, Wotton under Edge, Dursley, Gloucestershire. Farmer by trade. Attested 6 July 1915 in Niagra, Ontario, Canada, aged 27 years, height 6 feet, weight 160 lbs, chest 34½-36½ inches, fair complexion, light blue eyes, light brown hair, religious denomination Church of England. Sailed from Montreal to England aboard S.S. Hisperian 17 August 1915. Transferred to 2nd Battalion, C.E.F. at Shorncliffe, England 30 November 1915. Previously wounded in right arm from general shrapnel wound 20 May 1916, Buried in 2ND CANADIAN CEMETERY, SUNKEN ROAD, CONTALMAISON, Somme, France. Row B. Grave 8. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 3326 - 7

Extract from Western Daily Press - Tuesday 7 November 1916, page 4:

WOTTON-UNDER-EDGE SOLDIER
KILLED IN ACTION.

We regret to record the news that Mr R. F. Fry (Reggie), the eldest son of Mr and Mrs F. W. Fry, of Holywell Lodge, Wotton-under-Edge, has been killed in action. He joined the 1st Infantry Brigade, Canada, and came to England in the early summer last year, and after being in France for some months, was wounded in April by a bullet which passed through his right arm. After being in the London and County Hospital for some weeks, he returned to France, and has since been killed in action. He was educated at the K.L.B. Grammar School, Wotton under Edge, under the Rev. F. W. Morris, M.A., head-master, who, after resigning, was appointed rector of Harnhill, Cirencester. Mr Fry won a scholarship at the school, and passed the Oxford examination with honours; in addition he was the recipient of many certificates and prizes. On leaving school he served three years with the National and Provincial Bank, at Hanley, Staffs.; but clerical work not suiting him, he, like his brother (Mr Leonard N. Fry, who is a lieutenant in the R.N.), having a love for the sea and travel, went to the West Indies, Australia, New Zealand, and the United States, and the Rocky Mountains, Canada, and other parts of the world. He was the first of the old hoys of the Grammar School to be wounded and the first killed action. His parents have received very many letters and expressions of sympathy.

GORDON Frederick [Arthur]
[Listed as Corporal on memorial] Private 1409, Depot formerly 1st Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Died in United Kingdom of wounds 22 February 1916. Aged 21. Born Croydon, Surrey, enlisted Wotton-Under-Edge. Son of Frederick George Edward and Helen Kathleen Gordon, of "Sefton," Hewlett Rd., Cheltenham. In the 1911 census he was aged 16, born South Norwood, Surrey, a groom, son of Helen Kathlenn Gordon, resident Ludgate Hill the Steep, Wotton under Edge, Gloucestershire. Buried at the East end of Church in HORFIELD (HOLY TRINITY) CHURCHYARD, Gloucestershire.
GRANT W C
Sergeant - cannot locate any information relating to Wotton-Under-Edge for this man - No further information currently available
GRIMES Edward
Private 36771, 1st Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Killed in action 4 November 1918. Aged 26. Born and enlisted Wotton-Under-Edge, Glos. Son of Thomas and Rose Grimes, of 9, Bryn Terrace, Pontnewynydd, Pontypool, Mon. In the 1901 census he was aged 8, born Wotton-Under-Edge, Gloucestershire, son of Thomas an Rose Ellen Grimes, brother of George (below), resident Water Lane, Sinwell & Bradley, Wotton under Edge, Dursley, Gloucestershire. In the 1911 census he was aged 18, born Wotton-Under-Edge, Gloucetsershire, an Elastic Weaver, son of thomas and Rose Ellen Grimes, resident The Old Brickyard, Wotton under Edge, Gloucestershire. Buried in CROSS ROADS CEMETERY, FONTAINE-AU-BOIS, Nord, France. Plot II. Row I. Grave 19.
GRIMES George
Private 7808, 1st Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Killed in action 9 September 1916. Born Wotton-Under-Edge, Glos., enlisted Bristol. In the 1901 census he was aged 13, born Wotton-Under-Edge, Gloucestershire, a Rubber Winder, son of Thomas and Rose Ellen Grimes, brother of Edward (above), resident Water Lane, Sinwell & Bradley, Wotton under Edge, Dursley, Gloucestershire. Reservist. Originally enlisted 19 September 1904 in Dursley agted 17 years 10 months as 7878, 3rd Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment, born and resident Wotton-Under-Edge, a General Labourer, single, height 5 feet 4 inches, weight 115 lbs, chest 32-34 inches, fresh complexion, grey eyes, brwn hair, religious denomination Church of England, parents Thomasand Rosaline Grimes, of Potters Pond, Wotton-Under-Edge. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 5 A and 5 B.
GRIMES Reginald Charles
[Listed as Richard Charles GRIMES on SDGW] Private 72624, 19th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) formerly 22529, Gloucester Regiment. Killed in action 21 March 1918. Aged 21. Born Wootton-Under-Edge, Glos., enlisted Midsomer, Norton. Son of George and Mary E. R. Grimes. In the 1901 census he was aged 4, born Gloucestershire, son of G and Mary Grimes, resident Sym Lane, Wotton under Edge, Dursley, Gloucestershire. In the 1911 census he was aged 14, born Wotton Under dge, a Grocer's Apprentice, son of George and Mary E Grimes, resident Rosemerry Lane, Wotton under Edge, Gloucestershire. Religious denomination baptist. Admitted to and discharged from 139th Field Ambulance 21 September 1917 with shrapnel wounds to the wrist. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 10.
HEATH William Rufus Kennard
Second Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Killed in action 25 February 1916. Aged 29. Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Heath, of Bradley House, Bradley St., Wotton-Under-Edge, Glos. In the 1901 census he was aged 15, born Wotton-Under-Edge, a school boy, Cadet, based in Swanscombe, Dartford, Kent. Buried in ST. PATRICK'S CEMETERY, LOOS, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row C. Grave 32.
HOLLISTER Edward Albert
Sergeant 15151, 10th (Service) Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Killed in action 9 September 1916. Aged 19. Born Kingswood, Glos, enlisted Wotton-Under-Edge. Son of William and Louisa Hollister, of The Steep, Wotton-under-Edge, Glos. I(n the 1901 census he was aged 5, born Kingswood, Gloucestershire, son of William Hollister (a widower), resident Golden Lane, Kingswood, Dursley, Gloucestershire. In the 1911 census he was aged 15, born Kingswood, Gloucestershire, a Butcher's Boy, son of William and Mary janet Hollister, resident Ludgate Hill the Steep, Wotton under Edge, Gloucestershire. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 5 A and 5 B. (Note difference in mother's name]
HYNER Frederick Charles
Private 28943, 10th (Service) Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Died of wounds 3 December 1916. Born Ledbury, Herefordshire, enlisted Wotton-Under-Edge. In the 1911 census he was aged 25, born Ledbury, Hereford, an Insurance Agent and Collector, married to Sarah Hyner with two sons, resident Homend, Ledbury, Herefordshire. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Section O. Plot III. Row I. Grave 5.
JOTCHAM Cyril Reginald

[Listed as Trooper on memorial] Private 235464, 1st/1st Royal Gloucestershire Hussars. Died on service in Egypt from malaria 16 June 1918. Aged 26. Son of Arthur and Eliza Jotcham, of Baden House, Wotton-under-Edge, Glos. Buried in KANTARA WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Section F. Grave 31.

Extract from De Ruvigny's Roll Of Honour 1914-1918, volume 5, page 98:

JOTCHAM, CYRIL REGINALD, Trooper, 1/1st Battn. Gloucestershire Yeomanry (Royal Gloucestershire Hussars), yst. s. of Arthur Jotcham, of Wotton-under-Edge, by his wife, Eliza, dau. of Edward Ricketts Long ; and brother to 2nd Lieut. Walter Morse Jotcham (q.v.); b. Wotton-under-Edge, co. Gloucester, 23 May, 1892; educ. Katherine, Lady Berkeley's School there ; joined the Gloucestershire Yeomanry 12 Jan. 1915: went to Egypt the following Aug., and subsequently saw service in the Dardanelles; was invalided home in Dee. 1915, suffering from dysentery; rejoined his regiment in Egypt In May, 1916 ; served with the Expeditionary Force in Palestine from that date, and died at El Kantara Hospital 16 June, 1918, of malaria, contracted while on active service ; unm.

JOTCHAM Fred
Second Lieutenant, 4th Special Company, Royal Engineers. Died of wounds 27 September 1918. Aged 25. Son of Frederick John and Elizabeth Jane Jotcham, of Haw St., Wotton-under-Edge, Glos. In the 1901 census he was aged 7, born Gloucestershire, son of Frederick and Elizabeth Jotcham, resident Gloster Street, Town, Wotton under Edge, Dursley, Gloucestershire. In the 1911 census he was aged 17, born Wotton under Edge, a Chemist Apprentice, resident with his sister and her husband, Charles Stuart and Elizabeth Jane Smith, at 37, Sherrard Street, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire. Buried in LE GRAND BEAUMART BRITISH CEMETERY, STEENWERCK, Nord, France. Plot I. Row D. Grave 14.

Extract from Cheltenham Chronicle - Saturday 22 September 1917, page 3:

BERKELEY VALE CLEANINGS.

The gazetting of Mr. Harold Oakhill, of Wotton-under-Edge, to the Royal Field Artillery, has been greeted with much satisfaction in his native town, the residents of which have followed with great interest his rapid rise from the ranks since joining the Army. His most noteworthy exploit was, of course, the capture, single-handed, of 47 Germans, for which smart piece of work he was awarded the Distinguished Conduct. Medal. He has also been twicc mentioned in despatches, his capabilities also gaining for him well-merited promotions, until he attained the rank of sergeant. After serving close upon two years in France he was recommended for a commission in the same branch of the Service in which he had distinguished himself. Another Wotton-undcr-Edge soldier to receive a commission is Sergt. Fred Jotcham, youngest of the three soldier sons of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Jotcham. of Haw-street.

JOTCHAM Herbert
Private 419227, 1st/2nd (North Midland) Field Ambulance (Territorial Force), Royal Army Medical Corps. Died of wounds 21 October 1917. Aged 29. Enlisted Leicester, Leicestershire. Son of Fred and Elizabeth Jane Jotcham, of Haw St., Wotton-under-Edge, Glos. Buried in FOUQUIERES CHURCHYARD EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row D. Grave 1.

Extract from Gloucestershire Echo - Saturday 27 October 1917, page 4 :

WOTTON SOLDIERS KILLED.

Two more Wotton-under-Edge soldiers have given their lives in the war: Ptes. Victor Clissold (of the Sussex Regt.), killed in action Sept. 24th, and Bert Jotcham (R.A.M.C.), died at a hospital at the front from severe wounds received two days previously. The first-named had only been in France a fortnight, having just attained his birthday. From his school days he was employed at the local post-office. He was the elder son the late P.C. Clissold, late of Fairford. Pte. Jotcham had seen over two years' active service. He was the eldest of three soldier sons of Mr. F. Jctcham, of Haw-street, Wotton-under-Edge.

JOTCHAM Walter Morse

Second Lieutenant, 1st/8th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Killed in action 19 August 1917. Aged 28. Son of Arthur and Eliza Jotcham, of Baden House, Wotton-under-Edge, Glos. Buried in NEW IRISH FARM CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XIII. Row B. Grave 5.

Extract from British Army, De Ruvigny's Roll Of Honour 1914-1918, volume 5, page 98:

JOTCHAM, WALTER MORSE, 2nd Lieut., 8th (Territorial) Battn. The Worcestershire Regt., 2nd s. of Arthur Jotcham, of Wotton-under-Edge, by his wife, Eliza, dau. of Edward Ricketts Long ; and brother to Trooper Cyril Reginald Jotcham (q.v.); b. Wotton-under-Edge, co. Gloucester. 2 Dec. 1888 ; educ. Katherine, Lady Berkeley's School there ; went to U.S.A. in June, 1914, and settled in Washington State as a Fruit Farmer; volunteered for foreigh service in Sept. 1914, and joined the 29th Vancouver Regt., Canadian Expeditionary Force ; served with his regiment in France and Flanders from Aug. 1915 ; came to England to receive a commission, and was gazetted 2nd Lieut. The Worcestershire Regt. 7 July, 1016 ; returned to France in March, 1917, and was killed In action near Ypres 19 Aug. following. Buried at St. Julien ; unm.

Extract from Gloucestershire Echo - Saturday 27 August 1917, page 1:

LIEUT. W. JOTCHAM.

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Jotcham. of Baden House, Wotton-under-Edge, have received news that their son, Lieut. W. M. Jotcham, has been killed in action. The deceased officer was at one time engaged with the National Provincial Rank, but afterwards went to America and carried on a fruit farm in Washington State. When the war broke out he offered his services and came to England, proceeding to the front as a private in 1915. Ho afterwards obtained a commission in the Worcester Regiment. Deceased's two brothers are serving in the Army.

Extract from England & Wales Government Probate Death Index 1918:

JOTCHAM Walter Morse of Baden House Wotton-under-Edge Gloucestershire a second lieutenant 8th battalion Worcestershire regiment died 19 August 1917 in Belgium killed in action Administration Gloucester 5 January to Arthur Jotcham gentleman. Effects £152.

Extract from Gloucester Journal - Saturday 18 October 1919, page 5:

To Mr. A. Jotcham, of Baden House, Wottoin-under-Edge, for the erection of a mural tablet in marble on the north wall of the nave of St. Mary's Church, Wotton-under Edge, scribed:—

To the glory God and in proud and loving memory of Walter Morse Jotcham 2nd Lieutenant Worcester Regiment, who gave his life for his country, August 19th. 1917, aged 28 years, and lies buried at St. Julien, near Ypres. Also of Cyril Reginald Jotcham. trooper R. Glos. Hussars Yeomanry, who gave his life for his country June 16th, 1918, aged 26 years and lies buried in the military cemetery at El Kantara. Egypt. The second and youngest sons of Arthur and Eliza Jotcham, of this town.

"There no death ! What seems so is transition;

This life of mortal breath is but a suburb of the life elysian.

Whose portal we call death. "

JOTCHAM William
Lance Corporal 26447, 12th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action 25 March 1918. Aged 26. Born Wootton-Under-Edge, Glos., resident Woodford, Essex, enlisted Warley, Essex. Son of Mr. Jotcham, of Haw St., Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucester; husband of Agnes Ellen Jotcham, of 26, Carnarvon Rd., Woodford, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 6.
KEYNTON William John
[Listed as Lance Corporal on memorial] Private 44579, 8th Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment) formerly 26547, Royal Warwickhire Regiment. Killed in action 8 August 1918. Aged 19. Born and resident Wootton-Under-Edge, Glos., enlisted Bristol. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Keynton, of Haw St., Wotton-under-Edge, Glos. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 7.
KING Henry
Private 12996, 4th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Killed in action at Gallipoli 29 April 1915. Son of Edmund and Elizabeth King of Bradley Street, Wotton-under-Edge, Glos. Born and residet Wotton-Under-Edge, Glos., enlisted Gloucester. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 104 to 113.
KINSON Albert E
[Listed as Lance Corporal on memorial] Private GS/53123, 20th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers formerly S4/086065, Army Service Corps. Died on service 28 November 1917. Brother of Mrs. Durn, of Silver St., Sinwell, Wotton-under-Edge, Glos. While with Army Service Corps he was previously admitted to 2nd General Hospital 29 February 1916, transferred 9 March 1916 back to duty. Buried in TYNE COT CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XV. Row C. Grave 11.
KNIGHT William Charles
Private 17731, 8th (Service) Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Killed in action 18 November 1916. Born and enlisted Wotton-Under-Edge, Glos. In the 1901 census he was aged 7, born Wotton-Under-Edge, Gloucester, son of James and Louisa Knight, resident Potters Pond, Wotton under Edge, Dursley, Gloucestershire. In the 1911 census he was aged 17, born Wotton-Under-Edge, Gloucester, a Postman, son of James and Louisa Knight, resident Ragnall, Wotton under Edge, Gloucestershire. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 5 A and 5 B.
LACEY James
Private 203779, 5th Battalion, North Staffordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 9 April 1918. Aged 34. Born in Wootton-Under-Edge, Glos, resident Bardon Hill, Leicestershire, enlisted Coalville, Leicestershire. Son of John Lacey, of Wotton-under-Edge, Glos; husband of Ellen Elizabeth Lacey, of 446, Moseley Rd., Birmingham. Buried in TOURNAI COMMUNAL CEMETERY ALLIED EXTENSION, Hainaut, Belgium. Plot V. Row M. Grave 16.
LAINCHBURY James [Eli]
Private 40864, 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 27 March 1918. Aged 36. Born Cromhall, Glos., enlisted Wotton-Under-Edge, Yorks. Husband of Florence Lainchbury, of 4, Orchard St., Wotton-under-Edge, Glos. Buried in BOUZINCOURT RIDGE CEMETERY, ALBERT, Somme, France. Plot II. Row M. Grave 1.
LEONARD [Evan] John
Private 203250, 2nd/6th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Died on service 16 January 1919. Aged 23. Son of Evan John and Ann Leonard, of Gloucester Rd., Wotton-under-Edge, Glos. In the 1911 census he was aged 15, born Wotton-Under-Edge, Gloucestershire, a Farm Apprentice, son of Evan John and Ann Leonard, resident Bradley Street, Wotton under Edge, Gloucestershire. Buried in the far end of the cemetery, right of the main path in ENSCHEDE EASTERN GENERAL CEMETERY, Overijssel, Netherlands.
LEONARD Maurice
[Listed as H LEONARD on memorial] Private 31492, 2nd/4th (City of Bristol) Battalion (Territorial), Gloucestershire Regiment. Died on service 3 December 1917. Aged 36. Born Gloucesterm, enlisted Wotton-Under-Edge. Son of Mrs. Mary Ann Leonard, of Tabernade Rd., North Nibley, Wotton-under-Edge, Glos. No known grave. Commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France. Panel 6.
LEWIS Maurice Walter Freeth
Private 2193323, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (Eastern Ontario Regiment), 196th (Western Universities) Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force. Killed in action during an attack near Parvillers, he was instantly killed by enemy shell fire, 12 August 1918. Born Kingswood Gloucestershire 4 May 1893. Son of William Tom and Elizabeth Lewis, of 13, Long Street, Wotton-Under-Edge. Book Keeper by trade. In the 18911 census he was aged 18, born KIngswood, Wotton-Under-Edge, an Overlooker Cotton Winding, son of William T and Elizabeth Lewis, resident Vineyard Lane, Kingswood Wotton-Under-Edge, Gloucestershire. Attested 14 April 1917 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, aged 23 years, height 5 feet 5½ inches, weight 109 lbs, chest 34-36¾ inches, dark complexion, brown eyes, dark hair, religious denomination Church of England. Emabrked Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada 2 June 1917, disembarked Liverpool 9 June 1917, taken on Reserve Battalion strenght at Seaford 10 June 1917, proceeded overseas 9 September 1917, left to join unit in the field 2 November 1917, joined unit in field 4 November 1917. Buried in BOUCHOIR NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot IV. Row B. Grave 52. National Archives of Canada Accession eference: Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 5626 - 61
MARSH Albert
Private 308273, 1st Tanks Carrier Unit, Tank Corps formerly 202333, Norfolk Regiment. Reported dangerously sick, died 24 December 1918. Aged 26. Birth recorded in the April to June Quarter 1892 in the Dursley Registration District, Gloucestershire; mother's maiden name Organ. Son-in-law of Jane Marsh, Gloucester St., Wotton-under-Edge, Glos. [This entry is confusing, son-in-law probably does not mean by marriage; there is an entry for Albert Marsh marrying Jane Farmiloe in the January to March Quarter 1914 in the Dursley Registration District, Gloucestershire] In the 1901 census he was aged 9, born Gloucestershire, son of Charles and Elizabeth Marsh, resident Gloster Street, Wotton under Edge, Dursley, Gloucestershire. In the 1911 census he was aged 19, born Gloucestershire, a Farm Labourer, son of Charles and Elizabeth Marsh, resident Gloster Street, Wotton under Edge, Dursley, Gloucestershire. Buried in DUISANS BRITISH CEMETERY, ETRUN, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VIII. Row B. Grave 59.
MAY Henry George
Corporal 18645, 1st Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Killed in action 1 April 1918. Born and enlisted Wotton-Under-Edge, Glos. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 41.
MAY William Nun
Private 34351, 12th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Killed in action 14 April 1918. Aged 27. Born Weston-Super-Mare, enlisted Bristol. Husband of Elsie Florence May, of Rose Cottage, Kingswood, Wotton-under-Edge, Glos. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 5.
MEADOWS Thomas
Private 24393, 8th (Service) Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Killed in action 3 July 1916. Born Podington, Wellingborough, enlisted Wotton-Under-Edge. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 5 A and 5 B.
NEALE Frederick George
Private 240654, 1st/5th Battalion (Territorial). Gloucestershire Regiment. Died on service 16 August 1916. Born Plymouth, enlisted Wotton-Under-Edge. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 5 A and 5 B.
NOYES Ralph Elliot

Major, 10th Battalion, Alexandra, Princess of Wales's (Yorkshire Regiment). Killed in action 27 September 1915. Educated Cheltenham College. Baptised 24 December 1873 in Steynton, Pembrokeshire, Wales, son of George Augustus and Helena Noyes. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 44 and 45.

Extract from Gloucestershire Echo - Wednesday 6 October 1915, page 4:

MAJOR B. E. NOYES (O.C.)

The death has occurred at the front, in action, of Major Ralph Elliot Noyes, of the 10th Yorkshire Regiment, second surviving son of Col. G. A. Noyes, of Parkfield Lawn, St. Stephen’s-road, Cheltenham. The deceased was born in November, 1873, and went as a day boy to Cheltenham College. He proceeded to Sandhurst, entering seventh on the list, with honours, and in 1893 received a commission in the Yorkshire Regiment. He took part in the Tirah Campaign 1897-8, made a reconnaissance of the Saran Sar, and was action on Nov. 9th, 1897. He was engaged in the operations ..{illegible}.. and around Dwatol and in action on ..{illegible}.. and in operation against the Khani ..{illegible}.. Chamkanis, in the Bazar Valley, Dec. 25-30. 1897, and received the medal with two clasps. He was promoted major in 1910 and retired in 1911, being placed in the Reserve of Officers. At the outbreak of war he volunteered for service and was attached to the 10th Batt. Yorkshire Regt. He married few years ago, and for short time lived at Stow on-the-Wold. He leaves two young children.

ORGAN Frederick
Private 241692, 1st/5th Battalion (Territorial), Gloucestershire Regiment formerly 4836, Gloucestershire Regiment, attached 9th Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Died on service 4 September 1916. Aged 26. Born and enlisted Wotton-Under-Edge, Glos. Son of Mr. G.S. and Mrs. Organ, of Market St., Wotton-under-Edge, Glos. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 5 A and 5 B.
PAGETT Walter George
[Served as ARTHURS.] Private PO/485(S), Portsmouth Battalion, Royal Naval Division, Royal Marine Light Infantry. Killed in action in the Dardenelles28 May 1915. Aged 22. Born 26 May 1893 in Woolwich, Kent. Son of George Simpson Pagett and Kate Pagett, of The Chipping, Wotton-under-Edge, Glos. In the 1911 census he was aged 18, a Packing case Maker, son of george S and Kate Pagett, resident The Chipping Wotton under Edge, Wotton under Edge, Gloucestershire. Fitter by trade. Religious denomination Church of England. Enlisted 22 September 1914 in Southampton. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 2 to 7.
PARKER A
Private - possibly Albert Parker, born 1871 in Wotton-Under-Edge, enisted as Private 4445, Gloucestershire Regiment attesting 9 November 1894 in Bristol, aged 23 years, a Labourer by trade, single, height 5 feet 5½ inches, weight 122lbs, chest 34-36 inches, fresh complexion, grey eyes, brown hair, religious denomination Church of England. Posted 2nd Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment 9 January 1895. Discharged as medically unfit for further service 31 October 1895 due to diabetes. Son of James Parker, of 2, Bradley Street, Wotton-Under-Edge, Gloucestershire. In the 1901 census he was aged 30, born Wotton-Under-Edge, a Sandow Worker, son of James and Jane Parker, resident Bradley Street, Wotton under Edge, Dursley, Gloucestershire.
PARKINSON Joe Anthony Francis

Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Killed in action 13 October 1914. Aged 26. Son of Thomas and Ada Blanche Parkinson, of Newent Court, Newent, Glos. In the 1911 census he was aged 23, born Kidwilly, Carmarthenshire. a Professional Soldier, 2nd Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, Dorset Regiment, unmarried, billetred Alma Barracks, Blackdown, Farnborough, Hampshire. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France.Panel 22 and 23.

Extract from Bond of Sacrifice: Officers Died in the Great War 1914-1916, volume 1, page 298:

LIEUT. JOE ANTHONY FRANCIS PARKINSON, 1st BATTN. DORSETSHIRE REGIMENT, was struck by shrapnel and killed instantaneously on the 13th October, 1914, near Bethune. He was the son of Thomas Parkinson, Esq., J.P. for Carmarthenshire, and was born on the 28th February, 1888, and educated at Rossall, 1901-05. He joined the Dorsetshire Regiment from the Special Reserve in December, 1910, becoming Lieutenant in March, 1912.

He was a keen sportsman, being especially fond of hunting, fishing, and shooting.

Extract from Gloucestershire Echo - Friday 23 October 1914, page 3 also Cheltenham Chronicle - Saturday 24 October 1914, page 4:

LIEUT. J. A. F. PARKINSON.

Lieut. Joseph A. F. Parkinson, of the Dorsetshire Regt, killed in action on Oct. 13, was the son of Mr. T. Parkinson, of The Ridge, Wotton-under-Edge, and late of Castle Pigyn, near Carmarthen. The deceased was well known in Carmarthen, and was a keen sportsman. He frequently rode to bounds, and in 1907 won the silver cup by the Carmarthenshire Point-to-Point Races.

PEARCE Frank
Private 7316, 1st Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Killed in action 5 November 1914. Born Wotton-Under-Edge, Glos., enlisted Stroud. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 22 and 34.
PEARCE R J
Private - possibly Reginald John Pearce. In the 1911 census he was aged 18, born Chacewater, Cornwall, a Hairdresser, boarding with Frank Wyatt at Gloster Street, Wotton under Edge, Gloucestershire,
PERRY Francis
[Listed as Bombardier on memorial] Corporal 76104, 56th Brigade Ammunition Column, Royal Field Artillery. Died on service in Mesopotamia 22 July 1916. Aged 20. Born and enlisted Cardiff, Glamorganshire. Son of John and Annie Perry, of Cardiff; husband of Isadora Ellen Perry, of Market St., Wotton-under-Edge, Glos. Buried in BASRA WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot VI. Row E. Grave 11.
POULTON Albert William
Sergeant 18108, 13th (Service) Battalion (Forest of Dean) (Pioneers), Gloucestershire Regiment. Died of wounds 23 May 1916. Born Long Eaton, Derbyshire, resident Wootton-Under-Edge, Glos., enlisted Bristol. Married Annie Kate Lewis in the October to December Quarter 1905 in Dursley Registration District, Gloucestershire. In the 1911 census he was aged 28, born Long Heaton (sic), Derbyshire, a Mason, married to Annie Kate Poulton with one son and one daughter, resident Bradley Green, Wotton under Edge, Gloucestershire. Buried in GORRE BRITISH AND INDIAN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row D. Grave 19.
PROSSER Heber William
Acting Bombardier 825670, "C" Battery, 240th (South Midland) Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds 16 August 1917. Born Wotton-Under-Edge, enlisted Gloucester. Birth registered in the April to June Quarter 1887 in the Dursley Registration District, Gloucestershire. In the 1911 census he was aged 24, a Coachman, a servant working for John Faller, resident Market Street, Wotton under Edge, Gloucestershire. Buried in DUHALLOW A.D.S. CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgiumow B. Grave 9.
RICHINGS John aka Jack
Sergeant 235048, 1st/1st Royal Gloucestershire Hussars. Died on service in Palestine 12 October 1918. Aged 24. Born Ozleworth, resident Wooton-Under-Edge, enlisted Berkeley. Son of John B. and Mary Richings, of 20, Long St., Wotton-under-Edge, Glos. In the 1901 census he was aged 8, born Gloucestershire, son of John B and Elizabeth Richings, resident Long Street, Wotton under Edge, Dursley, Gloucestershire. [Note different mother's name] In the 1911 census he was aged 18, born Ozleworth, Gloucestershire, son of John and Mary Richings, resident Long Street, Wotton under Edge, Gloucestershire. Buried in DAMASCUS COMMONWEALTH WAR CEMETERY, Syria. Plot A. Grave 96.
RICHINGS Elton Maurice
[Listed as M E RICHINGS on memorial and Elton Maurice RITCHINGS on SDGW] Lance Corporal 20651, 10th Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment formerly 23867, 14th Reserve Cavalry Regiment (Hussars). Killed in action 16 May 1916. Aged 22. Born and enlisted Wotton-Under-Edge, Glos. Son of Albert and Blanche M. Richings, of 10, Long St., Wotton-under-Edge, Glos. In the 1901 census he was aged 7, born Gloucestershire, son of Albert and M Blanche Richings, resident Long Street, Wotton under Edge, Dursley, Gloucestershire. In the 1911 census he was aged 17, born Wotton-Under-Edge, Gloucestershire, a Butcher, son of Albert and Blanche Maud Richings, resident Long Street, Wotton under Edge, Dursley, Gloucestershire. Attested 31 August 1914 in Wotton-Under-Edge, aged 20, as 23867, 14th Reserve Cavalry Regiment (Hussars), a Butcher by trade, single, born Wotton-Under-Edge, height 5 feet 9 inches, weight 186lbs, chest 40-42½ inches, blue eyes, brown hair, religious denomination Church of England. Transferred to 3rd Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment 7 June 1915, posted "D" Company, 2nd Battalion 14 July 1915, posted Depot 19 August 1915, posted 3rd Battalion 21 September 1915, posted 10th Battalion 12 October 1915, appointed Lance Corporal 13 November 1915. Hospitalised in Wharncliffe War Hostital, Sheffield, 19 August 1915 to 3 September 1915 with gun shot wounds to the right arm. Buried in NORFOLK CEMETERY, BECORDEL-BECOURT, Somme, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 53.
RIDLEY Henry Lancelot
Private 14768, 12th (Service) (Bristol) Battalion., Gloucestershire Regiment. Killed in action 29 July 1916. Born 11 March 1888 in Chute, Wiltshire, enlisted Bristol. Baptised 11 April 1888 in Chute, son of Rev. Lancelot and Alice Margaret Ridley, resident Chute Vicarage, Wltshire. Educated at Epsom College, Surrey. In the 1911 ensus he was aged 23, born Chute, Wiltshire, an Assistant Master in a Private School, son of Alice Margaret Chute (a widow), resident Valley View, Wotton under Edge, Gloucestershire. Buried in LONDON CEMETERY AND EXTENSION, LONGUEVAL, Somme, France. Plot 4. Row C. Grave 20.
ROBINSON W
Corporal - possibly died out of service, William G Robinson, born 1892, died October to December Quarter 1918 in Dursley registration District, Gloucestershire, aged 26. In the 1901 census he was aged 9, born North Nibley, Gloucestershire, son of Thomas and Julia Robinson, resident Waterly Bottom, Wotton under Edge, Dursley, Gloucestershire. In the 1911 census he was aged 19, born Wotton-Under-Edge, Gloucestershire, a Bricklayer, son of Thomas and Julia Robinson, resident Apple Tree Farm, Waterleigh Bottom, Wotton under Edge, Gloucestershire. Married Winifred M Bloodworth in the April to June Quarter 1917 in the Dursley Registration District.
RODMAN Frederick
Drummer 13608, 1st Garrison Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment formerly 23343, Gloucestershire Regiment. Died on service 26 December 1916. Aged 32. Born Berkeley, Glos., enlisted Wootton-Under-Edge, Glos. Son of John and E. Rodman, of Sinwell, Wotton-under-Edge, Glos; husband of Lucy Rowland (formerly Rodman), of the Potteries, Tortworth, Falfield, Glos. Buried in CAIRO WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Plot F. Grave 174.
RUDGE John Creed
Able Seaman J/15444, H.M.S. "Torrent," Royal Navy. Killed when his ship ran into a German minefield, struck two mines, and sank, 23 December 1917. Aged 22. Born 3 August 1895 in Wotton-Under-Edge, Gloucestershire. Son of Mr. C. Rudge, of Bradley St., Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire. Friend of Nellie Fryer, resident of Coombe, Wotton-Under-Edge, Gloucestershire. In the 1901 census he was aged 5, born Wotton Under Edge, Gloucestershire, son of Charles and Emily Rudge, resident Bradley Street, Wotton under Edge, Dursley, Gloucestershire. In the 1911 census he was aged 15, born Wotton Under Edge, a into a German minefield, son of Charles and Emily Rudge, resident Bradley Street, Wotton under Edge, Gloucestershire. Enlisted aged 18, 3 August 1913 for 12 years, formerly an Errand Boy, height 5 feet 4 inches, chest 33½ inches, auburn hair, grey eyes, frsh complexion. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 25.
SARGENT William [Thomas]
Private 17318, 10th (Service) Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Killed in action 25 September 1915. Born and enlisted Wotton-Under-Edge, Glos. Buried in DUD CORNER CEMETERY, LOOS, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VII. Row D. Grave 9.
SAUNDERS Walter Charles
Able Seaman R/1694, Anson Battalion, Royal Naval Division, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Wounded and died of those wounds 1 January 1918. Aged 27. Born 25 May 1890 in Cradwell, Wiltshire. Son of Mrs. Dora Saunders, of Middle Street, Uplands, Stroud, Glos., and the late Charles Saunders. Member of Cheltenham Division of the Gloucestershire Constabulary. Native of Eastcourt, Wilts. Religious denomination Church of England. Enetred Army Reserve 2 March 1916, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve for Royal Naval Division 13 June 1917. Joined 3rd Reserve Battalion 13 June 1917, Anson Battaion, Royal Naval Division with B.E.F. 11 October 1917. Buried in SUNKEN ROAD CEMETERY, VILLERS-PLOUICH, Nord, France. Row A. Grave 28.
SAXTON William Harold
Private 16367, 2nd Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Killed in action 10 May 1915. Aged 36. Born Wortley, Wotton-Under-Edge, Glos, enlisted Bristol. Son of George and Edith Saxton, of Hazel Cot, Rudgeway, Bristol; husband of Florence Lucinda Frankcon (formerly Saxton), of Brook Cottages, Ozleworth, Wotton-under-Edge, Glos. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 22 and 34.
SHORT Henry Lambert
Gunner 16333, "D" Battery, 93rd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds 5 October 1916. Aged 22. Born and enlisted Wotton-Under-Edge, Glos. Son of Frank and Olive Short, of Rockville, Bradley St., Wotton-under-Edge, Glos. Died in GROVE TOWN CEMETERY, MEAULTE, Somme, France. Plot I. Row M. Grave 29.
SMITH Archibald Edward
Private 9683, 1st Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Killed in action 24 September 1914. Aged 19.Born Wotten-Under-Edge, Glos, enlisted Bristol. Son of Alfred Edward Rodomont Smith and the late Rhoda Jane Smith (formerly Derrett), step son of Hannah Smith (formerly Rudman) of Wotton-Under-Edge, Gloucester. No known grave. Commemorated on LA FERTE-SOUS-JOUARRE MEMORIAL, Seine-et-Marne, France.
SMITH Frederick
Rifleman R/35612, 16th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 26 June 1917. Born Wotton-Under-Edge, Gloucestershire, resident Chelsea, Middlesex, enlisted West London. Buried in CROISILLES BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row G. Grave 11.
SMITH George Henry
Private 1574, 1st/5th Battalion (Territorial), Gloucestershire Regiment. Died of wounds 17 August 1916. Aged 23. Born and enlisted Wotton-Under-Edge, Glos. Son of Henry and Annie Smith, of Ludgate Hill, Wotton-under-Edge, Glos. Buried in GEZAINCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot II. Row B. Grave 16.
SPENCER Stanley
Private 357296, 2/4th (T.F.) Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action 30 September 1918. Born and resident Wotton-Under-Edge, Glos, enlisted Stroud, Glos. In the 1901 census he was aged 2, born Wotton-Under-Edge, Gloucestershire, son of Frances Spencer, resident Ragnalt, Wotton under Edge, Dursley, Gloucestershire. In the 1911 census he was aged 12, born Wotton-Under-Edge, Gloucestershire, at school, resident with his brother Harry Specncer and his wife Lily, also with his mother Frances Spencer, resident Ludgate Hill, Wotton-Under-Edge, Gloucetsershire. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 6.
STEVENS Charles William
Private 10047, 1st Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Killed in action 9 May 1915. Born Wotton-Under-Edge, Gloucestershire, enlisted Bristol. In the 1901 census he was aged 4, born Gloucestershire, son of Henry and Elizabeth Stevens, resident Baptist Cottage, Wotton under Edge, Dursley, Gloucestershire. No known grave. Commemorated onLE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 17.
STINCHCOMBE Wilfred [George]
Private 18676, 10th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Killed in action 18 June 1918. Born and enlisted Wotton-Under-Edge. In the 1901 census he was aged 4, born Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire, son of Albert and Maria Stinchcome, resident Ragnalt, Wotton under Edge, Dursley, Gloucestershire. Buried in CHAMBRECY BRITISH CEMETERY, Marne, France. Plot VII. Row B. Grave 7.
TANNER Richard Harold
[Listed as Corporal on CWGC] Sergeant 313, 4th Battalion, Australian Infantry, A.I.F. Wounded at Pozieres Ridge, died of those wounds 24 August 1916. Aged 32. Born Leighterton, near Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire, resident Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Son of Charles and Charlotte Tanner. Native of Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire; next of kin his brother Walter Jaems Tanner, of The Cloud House, Wotton-Under-Edge, Gloucestershire; brother of Private J Tanner. Schoolmaster by trade. Educated at Colston School, Bristol. Emigrated aged 27. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IX. Row F. Grave 16. Australian Circular
TILLEY Arthur L
Private 2719, 1st/5th Battalion (Territorial), Gloucestershire Regiment. Killed in action 21 July 1916. Born Wotton-Under-Edge, Glos., enlisted Gloucester. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 5 A and 5 B.

Extract from Gloucester Journal - Saturday 5 August 1916, page 6:

News has reached Wotton-under-Edge that Pte. A. L. Tilley has been killed in action. Deceased a popular young fellow, was apprenticed at Messrs. Mawdsley’s Engineering Works, Dursley, when war broke out, and he at once joined the Gloucesters, training at Chelmsford, where he became the crack shot of his battalion. He had been selected as sniper, and was very highly spoken of for his fearless courage. He was a good sportsman, and represented his town at cricket football, tennis, billiards, etc., and no one will be more sincerely mourned.

TOWNSEND Lewis Herbert
[Listed as H L TOWNSEND on memorial] Lance Corporal 1031, 5th Battalion, Royal Irish Regiment formerly 11828, Somerset Light Infantry. Killed in action at Gallipoli 20 September 1915. Born Hawkesbury, Glos., resident Wotten-Under-Edge, Glos., enlisted Bristol. In the 1911 census he was aged 16, born Hawkesbury, Gloucestershire, a Clerk, son of Alfred Twoensend, resident High Street, Wickwar, Gloucestershire. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 56.
TROTMAN Victor [Vincent]

Corporal 21572, 14th (Service) Battalion (West of England), Gloucestershire Regiment. Killed in action 19 July 1916. Born Dursley, Glos, enlisted Wotton-Under-Edge. In the 1901 census he was aged 1, born Dursley, Gloucestershire, son of George A and Agnes A Trotman, resident Long Street, Dursley, Gloucestershire. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 5 A and 5 B.

Extract from Gloucester Journal - Saturday 5 August 1916, page 6:

Corpl. Victor Trotman, of the Gloucester Bantams, is also reported killed. He was only 15½ years of age but enlisted older. His father, Pte George Trotman, is in Exeter Hospital, suffering from wounds.

In an extract from Gloucester Journal - 2 September 1916, page 6, the list of casualties includes "21572, Cpl. V. Trotman, Wotton-under-Edge".:

TUBBS Seymour Burnell
Middlesex, Harrow School
Photographs Of Pupils
& Masters 1869-1925

Captain, 5th Battalion (Territorial), Gloucestershire Regiment. Killed in action 22 August 1917. Educated Harrow School. In the 1911 census he was aged 16, born Finchley, Middlesex, at school, a boarder, resident 70, High Street, Harrow-On-The-Hill, Middlesex. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 72 to 75.

Extract from Gloucestershire Echo - Monday 3 September 1917, page 4:

Capt. Seymour Burnell Tubbs, Gloucestershire Regiment, killed instantaneously while leading his company into action August 22, was the second son of Mr. and Mrs. Percy B. Tubbs, member of a family well-known in the world of golf. Educated at St. Cyprian’s, Eastbourne, he was captain of the school XI. for three seasons, the last which yielded him batting average of 79. He was also captain of the Soccer team and head of the school. Later, when at Harrow, he was in his House XI. from his first season, and played for the school in many important matches, including the I, Zingari match. He was only 23 years of age.

Extract from Cheltenham Chronicle - Saturday 8 September 1917, page 3:

BERKELEY VALE GLEANINGS.

The Wotton-under-Edge district has had many grievous losses since the war, but none will seem more crushing than that of Capt. Seymour Burnell Tubbs, second son of Mr. and Mrs. Percy B. Tnbbs, of 2 Moore-street, Cadogan-square, London, and nephew of Mr. S. W. Tubbs, J.P., of Ellerncroft, Wotton-under-Edge, who was killed by a shell in action in France as was in the act of cheering on his men. A letter from one of his men states that the company has lost a gentleman and brave officer, and his death has caused them profound grief. The deceased officer, who was about 24 years of age, came to the Wotton district in 1912, when he joined the firm of Messrs. Tubbs, Lewis, and Co.. Kingswood. A young man of great personal charm, singleness of purpose, and sweetness of nature, coupled with a keen sense of humour, he soon became very popular in the district, and regret is general at the sudden termination to what would have been a most useful life. The late Captain Tubbs took a great interest in all forms of manly sport, and in peace days was the captain of the Wotton-under-Edge Cricket Club. He was very fine batsman, and gave many dashing displays with the willow which will not soon be forgotten by those who had the privilege of witnessing them.

Extract from Cheltenham Chronicle - Saturday 1 September 1917, page 2:

CAPT. S. B. TUBBS.

Captain Seymour Burnell Tubbs, Gloucestershire Regiment (killed instantaneously by a shell while leading his company into action on August 22) was the secoud son of Mr. and Mrs. Percy B. Tubbs, and was bom in 1893. He was educated at St. Cyprian's School, Eastbourne, and Harrow, where he distinguished himself at fives (playing for the school) and at cricket. He enlisted at the outbreak of war, and received his commission about a month later, became captain, and went out France with his battalion in May, 1916. He fought on the Somme in the autumn, and was invalided home with trench fever, after being recommended for the M.C. Returning to duty in May of this year, he was acting adjutant for some months. The officer second in command of his battalion writes: "He was loved by all, both officers and men, aud we have never had in this battalion since it was formed a more popular, sounder, or more cheerful officer than he was. He was given a new company to form less than six weeks ago, and it is already acknoledged by all to be quite the best in the battalion, which says a great deal for his powers of leader ship and control of men. . . . His company did wonderfully good work, as did the rest his regiment."

TURNER Charles

Private 24498 [SDGW] or 24497 [CWGC], 8th (Service) Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Killed in action 18 November 1916. Born Wotton-Under-Edge, enlisted Dursley. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 5 A and 5 B.

TURNER Henry Walter William
Private PO/16512, H.M.S. "Black Prince," Royal Marine Light Infantry. Killed in action dring the Battle of Jutland 31 May 1916. Born 22 February 1895 in Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire. Son of Henry and Ruth Turner, of Lord Bradley Road, Wotton-under-Edge, Glos.; brother of Lily E. Dauncey, of 20 Rosebery Terrace, Dursley, Glos. Carter by trade, Religious denomination Wesleyan. Enlisted 23 September 1918 in Bristol, height 5 feet 4 inches, fresh complexion, blue eyes, brown hair. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 22.
UPSTONE Cedric Donovan

Second Lieutenant, 1st/4th Battalion (Territorial), Devonshire Regiment. Died of paratyphoid in a war hospital at Colaba, India, 11 July 1916. Aged 23. In the 1901 census he was aged 8, born Gloucestershire, son of Philip and Mary Upstone, resident Sym Lane, Wotton under Edge, Dursley, Gloucestershire. Buried 12 July 1916 in Sewri Cemetery, Bombay. His remains were brought from Bombay (Sewri) Cemetery for re-interment in Kirkee in 1962, and are buried in the grassed area between the Memorial and the Cross of Sacrifice. Commemorated on KIRKEE 1914-1918 MEMORIAL, India. Face C.

Extract from Cheltenham Chronicle - Saturday 29 July 1916, page 3:

The already formidable "Roll of Honour" for Wotton-under-Edge—a parish which did splendidly in sending voluntary soldiers and sailors to the Services—now contains another name—Pte. Alfred Elliott, of the Gloucestershire Regiment, who was killed in the trenches on July 8. The same shell which was responsible for his death also accounted for an officer, a sergeant, and four other men. He was the son of Mr. Alfred Elliott, of Wotton-under-Edge, and was only 19. Pte. William Robert Holborow, late Scots Gerys, attached to the Gordon Highlanders, fell on July 1. He was the son the late Mr. Daniel Holborow, and of Mrs. Holborow, of Tresham, Wotton-under-Edge, and was only 21. News has also been received that Lce.- Corpl. George Gingell. of the R.F.A., son Mr. and Mrs. John Gingell, of Hawkesbury Upton, and Lce.-Corpl. Victor Trayburn, of the Royal Sussex (Pioneers), who was for years employed, as compositor at the "Gazette" office, Dursley, have also made the great sacrifice. The latter, a young man, who was very popular with all who knew him, was "turned down" twice before being accepted for the Army in the early days of the war. A wide circle of friends will mourn the death of Sec.-Lieut. Cedric Donovan Upstone, only son of the late Rev. Philip Upstone, formerly curate Wotton-under-Edge, and afterwards vicar of Coaley, near Dursley. The gallant officer was 23 years of age and belonged to the Devons. He was serving in Mesopotamia when he was attacked by a fever, and passed away in a war hospital at Colaba, India. He spent his boyhood in Wotton-under-Edge, and news of his untimely end has aroused the greatest sympathy for his widowed mother.

VENN Tom
Private 21837, 8th Battalion, Princess Charlotte Of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Killed in action 21 March 1918. Born Wotton-Under-Edge, enlisted Bristol. Birth registered in the January to March Quarter 1894 in Dursley Registration District, Gloucestershire. In the 1901 census he was aged 7, born Gloucestershire, son of George and Fanny Venn, resident Bradley Road, Wotton under Edge, Dursley, Gloucestershire. In the 1911 census he was aged 17, born Wotton-Under-Edge, Gloucestershire, employed in Postal Work/Gardening, son of George and Fanny Venn, resident High Street, Wotton under Edge, Dursley, Gloucestershire. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 56 and 57.
VINES Wilfred

[No details on SDGW] Private 20921, 15th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Died out of service 5 November 1917. Aged 21. Son of John and Emma E. Vines, of Bradley St., Wotton-under-Edge. In the 1911 census he was aged 14, born Wotton-Under-Edge, Gloucestershire, a Mill Hand Bobbin Collector, son of John William and Emma Elizabeth Vines, resident Potters Pond, Wotton under Edge, Gloucestershire. Enlisted 25 May 1915, discharged due to Sickness Para 392 (xvi) King's Regulations, issued Silver War badge 16771 26 October 1916. Buried North-East of the church in WOTTON-UNDER-EDGE (ST. MARY THE VIRGIN) CHURCHYARD, Gloucestershire.

Extract from De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour 1914-1918, volume 4, page 220:

VINES, WILFRID, Private, No. 20921, 14th (Service) Battn. The Gloucestershire Regt., s. of John William Vines, of The Cloud, Wotton-under-Edge, by his wife, Emma (—); b. Kingswood, near Wotton-under-Edge, co. Gloucester, 19 March, 1897 ; educ. there ; enlisted in the Gloucestershire Regt 31 May, 1915, and died at Wotton-under-Edge 5 Nov. 1917, from injuries accidentally received during training at Chisledon. Buried in St. Mary's Churchyard, Wotton-under-Edge ; unm.

WALKER Daniel
Sergeant 16577, 8th (Service) Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Killed in action 28 July 1917. Born Wotton-Under-Edge, enlisted Bristol. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 22 and 34.
WATKEN Walter
Private 2312, 1st Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Died of wounds 9 May 1915. Aged 20. Born and enlisted Wotton-Under-Edge, Glos. Son of Mr. and Mrs. F. Wathen, of Bear St., Wotton-under-Edge, Glos. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 17.
WEBB Tyrell Frederick
[Listed on memorial as Private] Aircraftman 2nd Class (Air Mechanic) 6649, Royal Flying Corps. Died of Anaesthesia Tumour of Spinal cord 8 July 1919. Aged 35. Born at Charfield, Bristol. Son of E. T. and F. Webb; husband of Rhoda Gladys (nee Collins) Webb, of Hillmorton, Ashford, Derbyshire, married 14 May 1910 in Prestwick Register Office. In 1883 Tyrell Frederick WEBB's birth was registered in the April to June Quarter in Dursley Registration District, Gloucestershire. In the 1891 census Tyrell F Webb was aged 7, born Gloucestershire, son of Frederick and Louisa Webb, resident Church Street, Wotton under Edge, Dursley, Gloucestershire. In the 1901 census Tyrell F Webb was aged 17, born Gloucestershire, son of Frederick and Louisa Jane Webb, resident Church Street, Wotton under Edge, Dursley, Gloucestershire. In the 1911 census Tyrell Frederick Webb was aged 28, born Wotton-Under-Edge, Gloucesterhsire, a Commercial Clerk, married to Rhoda Amy (sic) Webb, resident 7, Park Place, Eastville, Bristol, Gloucestershire. Attested 30 June 1915 at Matlock, Derbyshire, aged 32 years 1 month, Motor Driver by trade, resident Church Street, Ashford, Bakewell, Derby, married. Discharged from service as no longer physically for for War Service para 392 XVI King's Regulations 3 July 1916. Buried in DERBY (NOTTINGHAM ROAD) CEMETERY, Derbyshire. General grave 49857.
WELLICOME W C
Sergeant - only man listed on CWGC but with no obvious connection is probably Willie or William Cecil Wellicome, Sergeant 3625, 1st/5th Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders. Killed in action 13 [CWGC} pr 14 [SDGW] November 1916. Aged 27. Enlisted London, Middlesex. Son of Emily Wellicome, of "West View," Marlow-on-Thames. In the 1901 census he was aged 11. born Marlow, Buckinghamshire, son of Richard and Emily Wellicome, resident 5, High Street, Marlow Urban, Wycombe, Buckinghamshire. Buried in MAILLY WOOD CEMETERY, MAILLY-MAILLET, Somme, France. Plot I. Row H. Grave 22.
WICKS Frederick James
Private 15459, 10th (Service) Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Died of wounds 20 September 1916. Born Wotton-Under-Edge, Glos., enlisted Berkeley, Glos. Buried in FLATIRON COPSE CEMETERY, MAMETZ, Somme, France. Plot I. Row F. Grave 24.
WILLCOCK Herbert
Private 2913, "A" Company, 58th Battalion, Australian Infantry, A.I.F. Killed in action at Ploygon Wood, Ypres, 24 September 1917. Aged 30. Born Wotton Under Edge, Gloucestershire, resident Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Son of Elizabeth Willcock, of Church St., Wotton-under-Edge, England, and the late Walter Willcock. Formerly a Sailor in Merchant Navy. Educated Blue Coat School, Wotton Under Edge, Gloucestershire. Emigrated aged 21. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 7 - 17 - 23 - 25 - 27 - 29 - 31. Australian Cicular
WOOD W B
Second Lieutenant William Bryan Wood
IWM (HU 127866)

Lieutenant - cannot locate anyone in locality nearest is possibly WOOD William Bryan. Second Lieutenant, “B” Company, 8th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Killed in action 23 July 1916. Aged 22. Son of William Gent and Kate Annie Wood, of The Hawthorns, Langley Road, Chippenham, Wiltshire. Commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMROIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 5 A and 5 B.

Extract from England & Wales Government Probate Death Index 1917:

WOOD William Bryan of The Hawthorns Chippenham Wiltshire second-lieutenant 8th Service battalion Gloucestershire regiment died on or since 23 July 1916 in France Administration London 29 August to Kate Annie Wood widow.
Effects £2665 in. 6d.

WOODLANDS Albert Henry
Private PLY/1805(S), 2nd Royal Marine Battalion, Royal Naval Division, Royal Marine Light Infantry. Killed in action 27 March 1918. Born 25 April 1876. Husband of Sarah Jane (nee Thompson) Woodlands, of Rope Walk, Wotton-Under-Edge, Gloucestershire, married July to September Quarter 1900 in Chipping Sodbury Registration District, Gloucestershire. Mill Hand by trade. In the 1901 census he was aged 24, born Oxleworth, Gloucestershire, an Elastic Weaver, married to S J Woodlands, resident Sym Lane, Wotton under Edge, Dursley, Gloucestershire. Enlisted 27 November 1915 in Wotton-Under-Edge. Religious denomination Baptist. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 1.
1939-1945
BURROWS [John] Stanley
Aircraftman 1st Class 539683, 18 Squadron, Royal Air Force. When flying a reconnaissance over Germany in a Bristol Blenheim I, serial number L6694, he was killed when his plane was shot down by Me109's, crashing close to the Rhine 30 October 1939. Aged 20. Son of Frederick Charles and Daisy Blanch Burrows, of Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire. Buried in COLOGNE SOUTHERN CEMETERY, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Plot 4. Row AA. Collective grave 16-18.
COLLINS Wilfred Arthur
Flight Sergeant 1312970, 203 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 20 March 1945. Aged 23. Son of Gordon and Mary Collins; husband of Cynthia F. E. (nee Burch) Collins, of Gloucester, married July to September Quarter 1943 in Glocester City egistration District, Gloucestershire. . No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Column 449.

Extract from Gloucester Citizen 27 March 1945, page 1:

FLT.-SERGT. WILFRED COLLINS, husband of Mrs. Cynthia Collins, of 26, Finlay Road, Gloucester, and second son of Mr. and Mrs. G. Collins, of 36, Philip Street, Gloucester, who is reported missing and believed to have lost his life as the result of air operations while serving as a wireless operator-air gunner with the RAF, in Ceylon, Flt.-Sergt. Collins has been serving in the Indian theatre of war for the 'past 15 months, and prior to joining the RAF, in 1940 was employed by the Bristol Tramways Company.

COOK Richard John
Private 5729432, 4th Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Accidentally killed 5 December 1940. Aged 22. Born 22 March 1918, and resident, Gloucestershire. Son of William A. Cook and Ethel M. Cook, of Wotton-under-Edge. In the 1939 Register he was a General Post Office Sorting Clerk & Telegraphist, unmarried, living with his parents, William A and Ethel M Cook, resident Gloucester Street, Wotton-Under-Edge, Dursley R.D., Gloucestershire. Buried in WOTTON-UNDER-EDGE CEMETERY, Gloucestershire. Grave 938.
COOKE John [James]
Stoker 1st Class D/SKX 988, H.M. Submarine "Sickle," Royal Navy. Died at sea 18 June 1944. Aged 20. Born 8 January 1924 in Swindon, Wiltshire. Son of James and Susan Annie Cooke, of Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 89, Column 3.
DYSON John Bernard

Volunteer, 6th Gloucestershire (South Gloucester) Battalion, Home Guard. Died 27 February 1941. Aged 30. Born 6 August 1910. Son of Maud Dyson; husband of Elsie Dyson, of Wolton-under-Edge. In the 1939 Register he was an Advertising Artist, married to Elsie May Dyson, resident Coxs Cabin, Coombe, Wotton-Under-Edge, Dursley R.D., Gloucestershire. Cremated and commemorated in BRISTOL (ARNOS VALE) CREMATORIUM, Gloucestershire. Panel 1.

Extract from England & Wales Government Probate Death Index 1941:

DYSON John Bernard of Venns Acre Wotton-under-Edge Gloucestershire died 27 February 1941 at The Royal Infirmary Bristol Administration Gloucester 9 April to Elsie May Dyson widow.
Effects £272.

FAULKNER Francis [Robert] aka Frank

[Spelt FAULKENER on memorial] Aircraftman 1st Class 1408176, 242 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died as a Japanese Prisoner of War 11 October 1943. Born 23 December 1921 in Wotton-Under-Edge, Gloucestershire. Son of Jack and Emily Falkner, of Meadow View, Coomb Road, Wotton-Under-Edge, Gloucestershire. Gamekeeper by trade. Buried in KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Plot 2. Row A. Grave 73.

KNIGHT H
Royal Air Force - No further information currently available
LEACH H
Army - No further information currently available
MAUNDERS Jack [Silvester]
Lance Corporal 5185423, 9th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry formerly The Gloucestershire Regiment. Killed in action 21 January 1945. Aged 23. Born and resident Gloucestershire. Buried in NEDERWEERT WAR CEMETERY, Limburg, Netherlands. Plot III. Row E. Grave 5.
MUTTER Lewis Henry
Sergeant 612326, 95 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 19 June 1943. Aged 22. Son of Frederick and Mary Mutter; husband of Olive Mary Mutter, of Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire. Buried in DAKAR (BEL-AIR) CEMETERY, Senegal. Section 6. Row 8. Grave 3.
OLIVER [Henry] George
Stoker 1st Class D/K 18839, H.M.S. "Prosperine," Royal Navy. Died 10 August 1943. Aged 48. Son of Harry and Ellen Oliver, of Wotton-under-Edge. Buried in WOTTON-UNDER-EDGE CEMETERY, Gloucestershire. Grave 876.

Extract from England & Wales Government Probate Death Index 1943:

OLIVER Henry George of Ludgate Hill Wotton-under-Edge Gloucestershire died 11 August 1943 Administration Bristol 29 November to Pamela Day, (wife of John Day).
Effects £115 4s: 10d.

SMITH Nigel [Thomas]
Guardsman 14692612, 3rd Battalion, Welsh Guards. Killed in action 1 January 1945 in Italy. Born and resident Gloucestershire. Born 31 December 1908. In the 1911 census he was aged 2, born Sinwell, Wotton-Under-Edge, son of Thomas Edward and Rose Emily Smith, resident Sinwell, Wotton under Edge, Gloucestershire. In the 1939 Register he was a Road Stone Quarry Worker, married, resident 8 Mitre Pitch, Wotton-Under-Edge, Dursley R.D., Gloucestershire. Buried in SANTERNO VALLEY WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot II. Row A. Grave 3.
TWINNING Frederick [Albert]
Aircraftman 1st Class 543541, Royal Air Force. While flying a reconnaissance over the Dutch-German border area in a Bristol Blenheim I, serial number L1145, he was shot down by a Me109, crashing near Mainz, 6 November 1939. Aged 19. Son of Alfred and Florence Thursa Twinning, of Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire. Buried in RHEINBERG WAR CEMETERY, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Plot 18. Row D. Grave 5.
URQUHART [Alexander] Roy

Sub-Lieutenant (A), H.M.S. "Heron" (Fleet Air Arm), Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Died on service 26 November 1942. Buried North of Baptist Church in WOTTON-UNDER-EDGE BAPTIST BURIAL GROUND, Gloucestershire.

Extract from Western Daily Press 30 November 1942, page 4:

ON ACTIVE SERVICE.

URQUHART—In November; Sub-Lieut. Alexander Roy Urquhart, Fleet Air Arm. R.N.V.R., youngest son of Mr A. N. Urquhart, of Portishead. Interment at Wotton-under-Edge 'Baptist Church, Tuesday, December 1, at 2:30.

Extract from England & Wales Government Probate Death Index 1943:

URQUHART Alexander Roy of Regnal Down-road Portishead Somersetshire died 26 November 1942 on war service Administration Bristol 7 May to Alexander Neville Urquhart electrical engineer. Effects £181 12s. 9d.

WAKEFIELD F
Royal Air Force - No further information currently available

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