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WORCESTER ST BARNABUS WAR MEMORIAL

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Compiled and copyright © 2005 - Sandra Taylor

The memorial is located outside St Barnabus Church, Church Road, Worcester. It has three tiered stone steps supporting the main memorial base with a stone Celtic cross above.

Photograph Copyright © Sandra Taylor 2005

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
THE GIVER OF VICTORY
AND TO THE HONOURED MEMORY
OF THE MEN OF THIS PARISH
WHO LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES
IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918
__________________

THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE

ANDREWS J.A.

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BRACE Harry

Lance Corporal, 4th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment. Service No 21620. Died aged 22 on 31st May 1917. Son of Andrew Brace, 17 Laslett St, Rainbow Hill, Worcester. Commemorated Arras Memorial Bay 6. Also appears on Worcester Guildhall Memorial.

BARKER William Arthur

Private, 2nd/7th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Service No 238011. Died aged 24 on 28th May 1917. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Barker, of 8, Brickfields Rd., Rainbow Hill, Worcester. Dainville Communal Cemetery A.16.

BRAY Frederick James

Private, Queen’s Own Worcestershire Hussars (Worcester Yeomanry). “D” Squadron. Service No 325578. Died aged 23 on 23rd April 1916. Son of James & Sophia Bray, Barn Close, St John’s, Worcester, husband of Lilian Bray, 41 Astwood Road, Worcester. Jerusalem Memorial Panel 3 & 5. Also appears on Worcester Guildhall (twice), Worcester St John in Bedwardine & Worcester Cathedral (Worcs Hussars) memorials.

CLIFFORD Albert Henry

Corporal, 8th Battalion Royal Berkshire Regiment. Service No 14742. Died aged 30 on 13th October 1915. Son of Mrs. Ellen Clifford, 27 Church Rd., Rainbow Hill, Worcester; husband of Margaret Clifford, 82 Nicholls St, Hillfields, Coventry. Loos Memorial Panel 93 to 95. Also appears on Worcester Guildhall memorial.

CLIFFORD Walter J.

No further information currently. Also appears on Worcester Guildhall memorial.

CLARKE Arthur

No further information currently. An A. Clarke appears on Worcester Guildhall memorial.

DOWLER John

Private, 1st/7th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment. Service No 203586. Died 7th March 1917. Assevillers New British Cemetery, X.A.4. Also appears on Worcester Guildhall memorial.

EVANS Philip B.

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FEAR Jeffery Beauchamp

Private, Queen’s Own Worcestershire Hussars (Worcester Yeomanry). Service No 3162. Died 23rd April 1916. Jerusalem Memorial Panel 13 & 5. Also appears on Worcester Guildhall & Worcester Cathedral (Worcs Hussars) memorials.

FULLICK Arthur

Private, 11th Battalion, The King’s (Liverpool Regiment). Service No 12110. Died aged 25 on 29th September 1917. Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Fullick, of 22, Woolhope Rd., Worcester. Kandahar Farm Cemetery II.G.25. 

GILES Howard Russell

Private, Queen’s Own Worcestershire Hussars (Worcester Yeomanry). Service No 2981. Died aged 20 on 23rd April 1916. Son of George Henry and Emily Giles, of 26, Belmont St., Rainbow Hill, Worcester. Jerusalem Memorial Panel 13 & 5. Also appears on Worcester Guildhall & Worcester Cathedral (Worcs Hussars) memorials.

GRIFFITHS George L.

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GRIMMER Victor G.

Possibly Private G.V. Grimmer, 1st/8th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment. Service No 204056. Died aged 23 on 24th October 1918. Son of Mr. and Mrs. T. Grimmer, of Worcester; husband of Mrs. G. V. Grimmer, of 98, Bromyard Rd., St. John's. Worcester. Pommereuil British Cemetery E.30. A G.V. Grimmer appears on Worcester Guildhall memorial.

HUNT Harold Henry

Private 2nd Battalion Welsh Regiment. Service No 9957. Died aged 25 on 4th November 1915. Son of William Henry and Louisa Hunt, of 6, Green Lane, Astwood Rd., Worcester. Les Gonards Cemetery, Versailles Grave 5. 3. Also appears on Worcester Guildhall memorial.

HARRIS Godfrey

Possibly Godfrey Jubilee Harris, Private, 1st/1st Queen’s Own Worcestershire Hussars (Worcester Yeomanry). Service No 2930. Died aged 19 on 16th August 1916. Son of George and Ellen Harris, 75 Church Rd, Rainbow Hill, Worcester. Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery, Grave XXI. L. 19. Also appears on Worcester Guildhall & Worcester Cathedral (Worcs Hussars) memorials.

HUBAND Horace

Bombardier, Royal Field Artillery "B Battery. 306th Brigade. Service No 830025. Died aged 27 on 2nd May 1917. Son of Mr. A. V. and Mrs. M. J. Huband, of 20, The Goss, Worcester. ST. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen Grave P.I.E. 6B. Also appears on Worcester Guildhall, Worcester St Stephens (twice) & Worcester St Matthew’s memorials.

HUCKFIELD Herbert W.

Corporal, 18th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers. Service No 16110. Died aged 25 on 26th July 1916. Son of William and Elizabeth Huckfield; husband of Laura Huckfield, of 3, Court, Pheasant St., Worcester. Thiepval memorial Pier and Face 3C and 3D.

HARRINGTON Tom

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HARDWICK William

Possibly Driver William Henry Hardwick, 61st (South Midland) Division. Ammunition Col. Royal Field Artillery. Service No 1626. Died 1st June 1916. Son-in-law of Mrs. E. A. Jones, of 5, Northfield St., Worcester. Ste. Marie Cemetery, Le Havre Div. 19. DD. 4.

HOOPER James C.

Private, 6th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment. Service No 10496. Died aged 32 on 2nd April 1921. Son of George and Jane Hooper; husband of Alice Hooper, of 53, Checketts Lane, Barbourne, Worcester. Born at Leigh Sinton, Malvern. Grimley (St. Bartholomew) Churchyard.

JONES Thomas

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LEWIS Harry

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MUNSLOW Frederick W.

Possibly Gunner Frederick William Munslow, Base Details, Royal Garrison Artillery. Service No 150133. Died aged 43 on 24th February 1919. Son of James and Charlotte Munslow. Bristol (Arnos Vale) Cemetery Screen Wall. Reference 5. 724

MITCHELL Bert

Private, 1st attached 8th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment. Service No 4213. Died on 6th March 1916. Sucrerie Military Cemetery, Colincamps, Grave I. F. 54. Also appears on Worcester Guildhall memorial.

The following report appears in the Worcester Daily Times of Tuesday March 14th 1916.

Mr C Mitchell of 114 Astwood Rd, Worcester, Post Office Inspector of Telephones has received news of the death of his son, Pte Bert Mitchell, a member of the 8th Battalion Worcesterahire Regt. His Commanding Officer, Col Peake, writing to Mr Mitchell says:-

“I very much regret to inform you that your son, Pte B. Mitchell, of this battalion was killed on the evening of the 6th inst. He was on sentry in the front line trenches and was hit on the head by a bullet, so death was instantaneous. He was buried on the night of the 7th, in our military cemetery, immediately behind our portion of the front line. I very much regret his loss, as he was a good soldier and I deeply sympathise with you.” The Chaplain of the Regiment, the Rev Frank S Neatfield, has also written to Mr Mitchell saying: “We laid his body to rest last night (in the dark for fear of shells, and amid snow), with the rights of the Church. A letter to me at Christ Church, Oxford, after the war is over, will secure full particulars of the place of the grave. May the Master who has called him to higher service elsewhere give you His own true comfort.”

Deceased’s parents had two letters from him last week. He was 23 years of age last October. Before enlisting he was in the smiths shop at the Vulcan Works. He joined the 8th Battalion last Easter Tuesday, was with the force at Malvern and left Portsmouth on the 2nd of last month; so he had had only a brief experience at the front.

MATTHEWS Francis O. T.

Possibly Private F.O.T. Matthews 72nd Battalion Canadian Infantry (British Columbia Regiment). Service No 700957. Died aged 20 on 30th October 1917. Son of the late Rev. George James and Kate Hodges, his wife. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial Panel 18 - 28 - 30

NEWELL George Albert

Lance Corporal, 10th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment. Service No 17927. Died aged 24 on 28th October 1915. Son of Edward and Eliza Newell, of 29, Vauxhall St., Rainbow Hill, Worcester. St. Sever Cemetery, Rouen. Grave A. 14. 7.

PAYTON William J.

Private, 2nd Battalion Worcestershire Regiment. Service No 8214. Died aged 25 on 24th October 1914. Husband of Florence Jane Payton, 48 Gillam St, Worcester. Perth Cemetery (China Wall), Grave X. A. 11. Also appears on Worcester Guildhall memorial.

PITT John B.

No further information currently. A J.B. Pitt appears on Worcester Guildhall memorial.

PRICE William

Probably Private William Price, "X" Company 4th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment. Service No 21552. Died aged 30 on 6th August 1915. Son of the late William and Charlotte Price, 12 Court, Copenhagen St, Worcester; husband of Mary Price, 300 Astwood Rd, Worcester. Helles Memorial, Panel 104 to 113. Possibly the W. Price appearing on Worcester Guildhall memorial.

PHILLIPS Herbert William

Corporal, 1st/8th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment. Service No 241616. Died aged 32 on 5th October 1918. Son of Robert and Eleanor Phillips, of 159, Wylde Lane, Worcester. Beaurevoir Communal Cemetery British Extension Grave B. 4. Also appears on Worcester Guildhall memorial.

STONE Frederick C.

Possibly Private F.C. Stone 1st/8th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment. Service No 20300. Died 5th November 1916. A.I.F. Burial Ground, Flers Grave II. F. 2. Also appears on Worcester Guildhall memorial.

SHAKESPEARE Stanley J.

Probably Gunner James Stanley Shakespeare, 306th Brigade Royal Field Artillery. Service No 3675. Died aged 21 on 16th December 1916. Son of James and S. E. Shakespeare, of 41, Albany Rd., Worcester. Aveluy Communal Cemetery Extension. Grave L. 27.

WILDING Benjamin

Private, 10th Battalion attached 1st Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment. Service No 12541. Died aged 22 on 25th September 1915. Son of William Wilding, of 12, Mayfield Rd., Rainbow Hill, Worcester, and the late Jane Elizabeth Wilding. Loos Memorial Panel 60 – 64. Also appears on Worcester Guildhall memorial.

WALDRON William

Rifleman, 2nd Battalion Rifle Brigade. Service No S/28572. Died aged 28 on 5th March 1917. Son of William and Ellen Waldron, of 65, Church Rd., Astwood Rd., Worcester. Thiepval Memorial Pier and Face 16 B and 16 C. Possibly, also appears on Worcester St Clement’s memorial.

GIBBS WAR MEMORIAL

A bronze plaque located inside St Barnabus Church, Church Road, Worcester on the right hand side of the rood screen.

To The Glory of GOD
AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF
2nd Lieuts. Gilbert Fincher Gibbs
and Archibald Edward Gibbsformerly of this Parish, who fell
in action during the Great War
the one in France on the 28th of
April 1917, aged 25, and the other
in the Balkans on the 25th of the
same month, aged 22, this screen
was erected by their parents

GIBBS Gilbert Fincher

2nd Lieutenant, 8th Battalion Somerset Light Infantry. Died aged 25 on 28th April 1917. Son of Harry James and Fanny Gibbs of 26 Sunnyside Rd, Worcester. Arras Memorial Bay 4

GIBBS Archibald Edward

2nd Lieutenant, 11th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment. Died aged 22 on 25th April 1917. Son of Harry James and Fanny Gibbs of 26 Sunnyside Rd, Worcester. Doiran Memorial

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