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DOWN AMPNEY WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Detailed information
Compiled and copyright © John Swanton

The War Memorial is to be found at the Oak Road junction with Charlham Way, Down Ampney, Cotswold, Gloucestershire. It takes the form of a plinth surmounted by an obelisk with a dedicatory brass plaque attached to the 6 o'clock face of the base of the obelisk and a wreath at the top of the 6 o'clock face of the obelisk. There are 13 names listed for World War 1 only.

 
Down Ampney Obelisk - WW1 Mike Guttridge (WMR-20816)

ERECTED IN MEMORY OF
THE SAILORS & SOLDIERS
OF THIS VILLAGE
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
FOR KING & COUNTRY
IN THE GREAT WAR
1914 - 1919

BIRD Edward
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BUSBY William
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CUSS Arthur
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GIBBS Noel
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MARGETTS Alfred [John]
Private 18518, 1st Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Killed in action 3 September 1915. Aged 18. Born Kingston Lisle, Berkshire, resident Cricklade, Wiltshire, enlisted Devizes, Wiltshire. Son of Alfred and Elizabeth Margetts, of Down Ampney, Cricklade, Wilts. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 53.
MARGETTS George
Private 18517, Depot, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Died of wounds in United Kingdom 25 April 1917. Aged 20. Born Kingston Lisle, Berksshire, resident Down Ampney, enlisted Devizes, Wiltshire. Son of Alfred and Sarah Margetts, of Down Ampney, Cirencester. Buried North of church in DOWN AMPNEY (ALL SAINTS) CHURCHYARD, Gloucestershire.
MESSENGER Fred
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SMITH Arthur
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SMITH Charles
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SMITH Lancelot
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STEPP Victor [Oliver James]
Private 12074, "B" Company, 6th Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Killed in action 1 March 1917. Aged 21. Born Down Ampney, Gloucestershire, resident Cricklade, enlisted Swindon. Son of William Edward and Kate Matilda Stepp, of Down Ampney, Cricklade, Wiltshire. Buried in EUSTON ROAD CEMETERY, COLINCAMPS, Somme, France. Plot . Row H. Grave 18.
STEPP William [Henry]
Private 12611, 5th Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Killed in action at Gallipoli 10 August 1915 Born and resident Down Ampney, Gloucestershire, enlisted Swindon. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 156 to 158.
WOODLEY Charles
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