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World War 1 & 2 - Detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Jimmy & David James 2005

The War Memorial is to be found in Holy Trinitry Church, Badgworth.

Photograph Copyright © Jimmy & David James 2005

This tablet is dedicated
to the men of Badgeworth
who gave their lives
in the cause of freedom
1914 - 1918.

BEACH William [George]

Leading Seaman 216952, HMS Indefatigable. Died at sea at the Battle of Jutland 31st May 1916. Aged 29. Commemorated on Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon. Panel 11.


Private TR7/10107, 94th Training Reserve Battalion. Died of illness at Chiseldon 7th April 1917. Aged 18. Son of Edwin J. and Sarah Beesley, of 2, Hatherly Lane, Cheltenham. Buried in south-east of the church in Holy Trinity Graveyard, Badgeworth.


Lance Corporal 240908, 12th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Died of wounds at Messines, Belgium, 10th October 1917. Aged 21. Son of William Walter and Eliza Ann Bliss, of Bramley Villa, Ewlyn Rd., Leckhampton, Cheltenham. Commemorated on family grave in Badgeworth Churchyard. Buried in Godewaersvelde Cemetery, Nord, France. Plot I. Row H. Grave 23.

CRANE [Charles] Edward

Second Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Died of wounds at Aisne, France 18th September 1914. Aged 22. Son of Charles Arnold Crane, of "The Reddings," Cheltenham; husband of Georgina Frances Sherbrooke (formerly Walker), of Abbots Morton, Worcs. Born at Birlingham, Worcestershire. Buried in Vailly British Cemetery, Aisne, France. Plot II. Row G. Grave 13.

This extract taken from "de Ruvigny's Roll of Honour 1914-1918 - Part One", page 99.

CRANE, CHARLES EDWARD, 2nd Licut., 1st Battn. Duke of Cornwall’s LI., eldest s. of Charles Arnold Crane, of The Reddings, Cheltenham, by his wife, Georgina, dau. of the Rev. Thomas Walker, Rector of Abbots Morton, Worcestershire; b. Birlingham, co. Worcester, 18 Feb. 1892; educ. Oakfield, Rugby, Cheltenham CoIlege, and Sandhurst; gazetted to the 1st Battn. Duke of Cornwall’s LI. 4 Sept. 1912, and served with his regt. in Ireland in the spring of 1914 in connection with the troublous time in Belfast. On the outbreak of war he went with his regt. to the Front, was wounded in the Battle of the Aisne, 14 Sept. 1914, and died from wounds, at Mont de Soissons Farm, four days later, being burled near Mont de Soissons, between the villar of Nampteullsous-Muret and Serches, 7 miles from Soissons, and 1 mile from Serches, overlooking the Valley of the Aisne; unm. His comnianding officer, Lieut.-CoI. H. N. Turner, in writing to his father, paid a high tribute to his worth and courage: “Your boy was absolutely brave and good. We were all so very fond of him, and he was such an excelIent officer. He was absolutely fearless, and one of the best.” An officer wrote: “He was hit on 14 Sept. when doing real good, brave work. He did his work before he was hit, and it took a bit of doing. Another good soldier and leader, and another gallant officer! We miss him very much; we all liked him so tremendously.” Sergt. Blaclock declared that “Be was always to the front in the call of duty, and the men who have had the honour to serve with him at home or on the battIefieId will, I am sure, always feel pround of him, and he will always be remembered as one of the bravest and best.” And L.-Corpl. J. Moran, 1st Duke of Cornwall's LI., wrote: “I had the pleasure of serving with your gallant son. All through the famous retreat trom Mons it will always live in my memory his kindness to me; that was when we started the advance. He picked me up where I was lying by the road one night and put me in an ambulance wagon, and also another Private; we both owe our Iives to him. He was most kind and considerate in all his orders, and would never ask his men to go to any place he would not go himself. We had trying times, especially on 26 Aug., when he took us out of the village Le Chateau. I don’t remember him losing any of his platoons. It was a dreadful ordeal, for they were firing upon us in all directions. His conduct was brilliant in the extreme; it was his coolness that got us out of it. I cannot express his kindness, for on the retreat I have seen him carrying the men’s rifles. He would give us chocolates and cigarettes, or whatever he had he would give to any one. 1 cannot speak too highly of him.” Numerous other letters refer to him in like terms of admiration and respect.

NUNNEY Harry [Victor C]

Private 43528, 73rd Company, Labour Corps. No further information currently available. No details found on CWGC or SDGW.

NUNNEY [James] Sidney

Driver 17746, 14th Reserve Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Died of illness at Portsmouth 30th January 1915. Aged 22. Born and enlisted Cheltenham. Son of Sarah Nunney, of Hope Villa, Upper Hatherley, Cheltenham, and the late James Nunney. Buried in Eastney or Highland Road Cemetery, Portsmouth, Hampshire. Plot K. Row 13. Grave 2.

RIMMELL Reginald [Ivor]

Corporal 241130, 2nd/5th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Died of wounds at Ypres 12th September 1917. Aged 20. Son of Ivor and Kate Rimell, 3 Ivy Terrace, The Reddings, Cheltenham. Buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium.

ROBERTS Albert [Edward]

Private 2563, "B" Company, 1st/5th Battalion (Territorial), Gloucestershire Regiment. Killed in action 6th July 1916. Aged 22. Born Badgeworth, enlisted Cheltenham. Son of Mary Roberts, of Badgeworth Cross, Cheltenham, and the late John Roberts. Buried in Hebuterne Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row E. Grave 17.

WARING [Clarence] Sidney

Private 9729, 7th Battalion, Royal Berkshire Regiment. Killed in action 24th April 1917. Aged 19. Son of Albert Henry and Annie Waring, of The Reddings, Cheltenham. No known grave. Commemorated on the Doiran Memorial, Greece


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20 March 2005

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