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COLESHILL GRAMMAR SCHOOL WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 & Afghanistan - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Martin Edwards 2017

The memorial is to be found within The Coleshill School, Coventry Road, Coleshill, Warwickshire originally situated in Coleshill Grammar School which was sited at Church Hill, Coleshill, Warwickshire. It takes the form of a wooden tablet, the inscription being carved in the upper part and then the names laid out in two columns for each conflict. A single brass plaque has been added below containing the name of one man who fell in Afghanistan.

Photographs Copyright © Kevan Darby 2008

DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF
OLD BOYS WHO FELL IN TWO
WORLD WARS

1914-1918

BLACKSHAW

J

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BLEWITT, MiD

John Henry

Lieutenant, 53rd Sikhs (Frontier Force), Adjutant, attached 54th Sikhs (Frontier Force), Indian Army. Died 22 April 1917. Aged 19. Son of Mrs. B. A. Blewitt, of Sherbourne Cottage, Coleshill, Warwickshire. Mentioned in Despatches (MiD). No known grave. Commemorated on BASRA MEMRIAL, Iraq. Panel 53.

BLOOR

Percy

Private 17372, 2nd Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action 28 June 1917. Born and resident Over Whitacre, Warwickshire, enlisted Shustoke, Son of Mr. P. Bloor, of Holt Hall, Over Whitacre, Coleshill, Birmingham. Buried in MORY ABBEY MILITARY CEMETERY, MORY, Pas de Calais, France. PLot I. Row I. Grave 11.

BROOKES

Joseph Reginald

Private 131835, 59th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 15 April 1918. Aged 19. Born Princethorpe, Warwickshire, enlisted Birmingham. Son of Edward and Sarah Ann Brookes, of Lower High St., Coleshill, Birmingham. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 11.

BURMAN

Walter Insull

Private 523, 2nd/7th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action 25 April 1918. Aged 23. Born Coleshill, enlisted Birmingham. Son of John and Rosanna Burman, of Woodlands Farm, Bacon's End, Coleshill, Birmingham. Buried in ST. VENANT-ROBECQ ROAD BRITISH CEMETERY, ROBECQ, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row B. Grave 9.

COOMBS

C H

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CRAWFORD

A B

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CROOKE

Charles Croydon

Lieutenant, Labour Corps. Died 22 November 1918. Aged 20. Son of Charles Gibbins Crooke and Florence Gray Crooke, of High St., Coleshill. Buried in COLESHILL CEMETERY, Warwickshire. Plot/Row/Section 14. Grave 7.

DRAKEFORD

Harold Arthur

Second Lieutenant, 8th Battalion, Prince Albert's (Somerset Light Infantry). Killed in action 5 April 1918. Aged 26. Son of Charles and Mary Ann Drakeford, of Coleshill, Birmingham. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 4.

FOX

J F

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GREEN

L J

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HAYFIELD

J C

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DE HERIZ

[Francis] Gerald [Vane Smith]

Private 19657, 3rd Company, 2nd Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Died of wounds 15 October 1917. Aged 35. Born Erscall, Salop, enlisted Coleshill, resident Over Whitacre, Warwickshire. Son of the late Rev. Lionel Forbes Vane Smith de Heriz and Hannah Maria Vane Smith de Heriz, of High Ercall Vicarage, Wellington, Salop. Formerly resided at Over Whitacre, nr. Birmingham. One of four brothers who served in the Great War, three of whom were killed. Buried in DOZINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot X. Row I. Grave 1.

DE HERIZ

W

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KING

Herbert Ronald

Private 901291, 25th Battalion, Canadian Infantry. Killed in action 9 August 1918; while resting in an old trench he was struck in the head and instantly killed by shrapnel from an enemy shell that exploded near him. Aged 20. Born 24 February 1898 in Lapworth, England. Son of Mr. H. W. and Mrs. A. E. King, of Coleshill, Birmingham, England. Farmer by trade. Unmarried. Attested 4 April 1916 in Windsor, Nova Scotia, passed fit 3 April 1916, Canada, height 5 feet 8 inches, chest 33½ inches, weight 124 lbs, clear complexion, brown eyes, brown hair,religious denomination Church of England. Buried in ROSIERES COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot III. Row D. Grave 11. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 5168 - 33

MARSHALL

Philip

Serjeant 638, "C" Company, 16th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action 28 October 1917. Aged 20. Born and resident Coleshill, enlisted Birmingham. Son of William Edge Marshall and Alice M. Marshall, of High St., Coleshill, Birmingham. Buried in BEDFORD HOUSE CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Enclosure No. 2 Plot III. Row C. Grave3.

MASON

P B

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MELLISH

F J

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NEEDHAM

B

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NORBURY

F C

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PRATT

Stanley Eric

Private 235285, 1st Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Killed in action 27 May 1918. Aged 19. Enlisted Sutton Coldfield, Warwickshire, resident Coleshill. Son of Mrs. E. S. Pratt, of 18, High St., Henley-in-Arden, Birmingham. Buried in LA VILLE-AUX-BOIS BRITISH CEMETERY, Aisne, France. Plot II. Row A. Grave 11.

RICHARDS

J

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SHERWOOD

W B

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TRANTER

Alfred

Serjeant 312, 14th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Died of wounds 21 July 1916. Aged 25. Born and resident Coleshill, enlisted Birmingham. Son of Alfred and Martha Susannah Tranter, of The Swan Inn, Martin Hassington, Worcester. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 9 A 9 B and 10 B.

TYACKE

William Hannibal

Private 2557, 1st/1st Battalion, Warwickshire Yeomanry. Killed in action in Egypt 9 January 1917. Aged 21. Born and resident Coleshill, enlisted Warwick. Son of Richard and L. A. Tyacke, of Maxstoke Priory, Coleshill, Birmingham. Buried in KANTARA WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Section F. Grave 351.

WILLDEY

G B

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1939 - 1945

BRAYSHAY

O

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CROWLEY

H

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DEAKIN

R E

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HIBBERD

J E

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MACLAREN

Patrick Alastair

Staff Serjeant 5732673, 1st The Glider Pilot Regiment, A.A.C. Died 24 March 1945. Aged 22. Son of Frederick J. and Lillias M. Maclaren. of Coleshill, Birmingham. Buried in REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Plot 40. Row A. Grave 5.

MAYFIELD

W

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STOREY

G L

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SYMONDS

A J

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WRIGHT

H L K

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AFGHANISTAN

MUNDAY

James

Died 15 October 2008. Born 25 September 1987.

Last updated 8 June, 2017

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