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Stourton had been part of the neighbouring parish of Whichford until the two villages of Cherington and Stourton were united in 1910. Cherington and Stourton still retain their own identities, the War Memorial standing on the boundary between them, at the top of Featherbed Lane. The inscription gives the list of those who were killed or who died of wounds: "..." for the rank means "ditto", Rfln=Rifleman, Gnr= Gunner, Tpr=Trooper.

Note: The information about "Resident" is taken from the SDGW CD which is taken from the attestation papers. This does not necessarily mean the actual place but moreover the area.

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Sergeant 12425, 11th (Service) Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died of wounds sustained when wire cutting 8 May 1916. Aged 22. Born Stourton, enlisted Warwick, resident Shipston-on-Stour. Son of John & Mary Elizabeth (née Allen) of Stourton. Formerly 6680, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Buried in Abbeville Communal Cemetery, the Somme, France.



Sergeant 242474, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Died of wounds 19 July 1918. Aged 25. Born and resident Cherington, enlisted Warwick. Fifth son of Richard (d. 23 May 1913 aged 63) & Harriet (d. 13 Feb. 1959 aged 102). Buried in Cherington (St. John the Baptist).



Lance Corporal 57214, 51st Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 14 July 1917. Aged 26. Born Cherington, enlisted Battersea. Son of Walter and Julia Anna Dyer, of Stourton: probably the "Infant, 12 hours [old]" recorded on the Cherington census of Apr. 5 1891. Formerly R/28442. King's Royal Rifle Corps. Buried in Sunken Road Cemetery, Fampoux, Pas de Calais, France.



Private 23663, 10th (Service) Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Killed in action 27 June 1916. Aged 21. Born Stourton, enlisted Stow-on-the-Wold. Son of David & "Bess" (née Elizabeth Hunt) of Stourton and first cousin of Harry Bailey. Buried in Loos British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. See also Sutton-under-Brailes


Francis [William]

Private 13006, 9th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 9 August 1915 at Gallipoli. Aged 24. Born and resident Cherington, enlisted Worksop, Nottinghamshire. Brother of Allen Fletcher below. No known grave. Commemorated on the Helles Memorial, on the tip of the Gallipoli Peninsula.



Rifleman S/6039, 8th Battalion, Rifle Brigade. Killed in action 3 December 1915. Aged 23. Born Cherington, enlisted St Paul's Churchyard, London, resident Clapham, Surrey. Son of Frank [1901: painter, glazier & paper hanger] & Annie Julia Fletcher, of Cherington. Brother of Francis (above) and Louis (below). Buried in La Brique Military Cemetery No.2, Ieper (Ypres), West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.


Louis [Charles]

Gunner 301538, Ross Mountain Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 31 March 1917 in the Balkans. Aged 23. Born Cherington, enlisted Lochcarron. Brother of Allen Fletcher above. Buried in Sarigol Military Cemetery, Kriston, Thessalonika, Greece.



Private 10026, 11th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action 9 October 1917 in 3rd battle of Ypres. Born and resident Cherington, enlisted Stratford-on-Avon. Brother of Joseph below. No known grave. Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. See also Sutton-under-Brailes



Private 10025, 11th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment, Killed in action with his brother Albert (above) on 9 October 1917 in 3rd battle of Ypres. Born Snowshill, Gloucestershire, resident Cherington, enlisted Stratford-on-Avon. No known grave. Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. See also Sutton-under-Brailes


Arthur [William]

Private 12410, "D" Company, 14th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action 17 September 1917. Aged 24. Born Stourton, enlisted Warwick, resident Shipston-on-Stour. Son of Josiah [1901: a shepherd] and Helen Ivens [1901 census "Jane E."], of Stourton Hill. Formerly 6177, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.



Private 10018, 14th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Died of wounds 3 September 1916 in the Battle of the Somme, (July to Nov. 1916). Born Cherington, enlisted Stratford-on-Avon, resident Shipston-on-Stour.[1901: poss. son of Charles & Sarah A. Jarrett.] Unknown grave. Commemorated with more than 72,000 others on the Thiepval Memorial. See also Sutton-under-Brailes


Fred[erick] [Stephen]

Private 51014, 12th (West Somerset Yeomanry) Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry (Prince Albert's). Died of wounds 24 October 1918. Aged 18. Born Cherington, enlisted Stratford-on-Avon, resident Shipston-on-Stour. "Son of the late Thomas Jarrett of Stourton" [1901, haulier, wife Elizabeth][1901, aged "2".]. Buried in Estaires Communal Cemetery Extension, nr. Armentieres, France. See also Sutton-under-Brailes


Harold [Ernest]

Aka Harry. Private 242095, 1st/6th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Died 1st April 1917. Born St George's, Birmingham, enlisted Birmingham, resident Handsworth, Staffordshire. Son of Harry, who lived in Steele's Lane, Cherington. Buried in Epehy Wood Farm Cemetery, Epehy, the Somme, France. The surname appears in records as Joiner or Joyner.



Private 33181, 15th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action 20 October 1918. Born Stourton, enlisted Stratford-on-Avon, resident Shipston-Stour. [1901:Son of John (cattleman) & Sarah J. Randall of Stourton.] Unknown grave. Commemorated on the Vis-En-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.


[George] Aubrey

Private 131897, 40th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died 29 November 1918. Aged 19. Born Stretton-on-Fosse, enlisted Stratford-on-Avon, resident Shipston-on-Stour. Son of Richard Southam, of Stourton, Warwickshire. Buried in Cologne Southern Cemetery, Koln (Cologne), Nordrhein-Westfal, Germany. Plot XII. Row G. Grave 25.


John [Edward]

Aka Jack. Private 12415, 11th (Pioneer/Service) Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died 1st May 1916. Aged 41. Born and resident Mount Sorrell, Leicestershire, enlisted Warwick. Son of Alfred Henry and Sarah Ann (nee Bailey) and first cousin of Sgt Harry Bailey. Formerly 6671, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Buried in Mazingarbe Communal Cem. Extension, Pas De Calais, France. He is also commemorated on the Mount Sorrell war memorial. See also Sutton-under-Brailes



Private 45813, 20th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Killed in action 23 July 1917. Aged 28. Born Cherington, enlisted Darlington, resident Staindrop. Son of Frederick [1901:Ag Lab] and Louisa Woolliams. Buried in Hedge Row Trench Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.




[William] James

Aka Jim. Trooper, Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action 18 June 1944. Aged 23. Son of Harry (Henry) and Nell(ie) Compton. Nephew of James Bailey above. Buried in Orvieto Cemetery, Perugia, Italy. [Memorial in the Parish Church].

On memorials in the church

Pre-World War 1



Lieutenant, Bengal Artillery. Died in the Indian Mutiny 27 July 1857. Aged 25. Son of William and Lucy Dickins. Buried in Delhi, India.



Francis Howard

Aka Frank. Lieutenant, 24th Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 8 February 1944 at Anzio Bay. Son of Rev. Gerald Savory, M.A., and Ruth Margaret Savory, of Cambridge. Grandson of William Park Dickins. [Memorial in the Parish Church]. Not a parishioner.

Names of those who served and survived, from the Memorial
in the Parish Church of St John the Baptist, Cherington

James Simms
William Holtom
Frederick Mace
Alfred Simms
Bernard Ivins
Francis Southam
Samson Smith
Albert Joiner
Jacob Southam
Herbert Taylor
Thomas Lewingdon
Walter Walker
Ernest Simms
Albert Woolliams
Herbert Simms
Fred Bailey
Frank Woolliams
Albert Taylor
Frank Bailey
Frank Taylor
George Bailey
Arthur Taylor
Riley Brewer
Godfrey Dickins
Eli Wells
Anthony Dickins
Walter Dyer
Frank Clark
Sidney Gardner
Thomas Greenway
Ernest Simons
Frank Gillett
Joseph Holtom
Leslie Taylor
Harry Godson
Norman Southam
Ernest Ivins
Alexander Taylor
Herbert Jarrett
Harold Bartlett
Alfred Joiner
George Bryan
Alfred Simkins
William Castle
Harry Simkins
Charles Godson
David Bailey
Fred Simkins
Percy Godson

Casualties appear separately on the church memorial, the names being the same as on the outdoor memorial, except for these differences in spelling:

Spellings on the church memorial: Alan Fletcher, Arthur Ivins, Harold Joiner. The first named appears on his parents' gravestone as "Allen". In all, sixty-three soldiers are named, of whom seventeen (27%) gave their lives for their country.

Five more names appear on a newspaper Roll of Honour, now online, of those who had enlisted by the date of publication of the Cherington and Stourton list on 26 Sep. 1914. However, for unknown reasons, these five names are not on any of the memorials. They are:

Pte H. Canning, Pte J. Horn, Pte W. Joyner (should be H.?), Pte J. Thornill, Pte E. Webb. 

See Malcolm Farmer's indexed transcription of over 3,000 names from this Evesham Journal and Four Shires Advertiser Roll of Honour 1914-15

16 October 2004

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