Winchcombe St Peter, War Memorial,Gloucestershire

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St Peter's Church, Winchcombe. Gloucestershire
ROLL of HONOUR.
The names of the Men and Women of this parish who have given their lives for their country.

All information is provided in good faith but, on occasions errors may occur. Should this be the case, if new information can be verified please supply it to the author and corrections will then be made.

This memorial has been compiled with additional information by kind permission of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, and from Ancestry.co.uk


BALLINGER Frederick Victor. Company Sergeant Major 13030, 9th Gloucestershire Regiment killed in action 25th April 1917. Born at Winchombe Gloucestershire, enlisted at Cheltenham and was killed at Serbia. His sister Lydia R was granted a war gratuity on the 15th November 1917, revised on the 20th October 1919. He was born in 1887 to ThomasFrederick and Elia Jane Lockyer, nee Reaford who in were living at Winey Street, Winchombe, Gloucestershire, in 1891 to 1911. Frederick, now called Victor in 1911 was a house painter and living with his brother, Thomas and his wife at The Lodge, Chipstead Place, Kent. Commemorated on the Doiran Memorial, Greece.

BIRD Francis Clifford. 2nd Lieutenant, 2nd King's Shropshire Light Infantry, killed in action near St Eloi, Flanders 2nd March 1915 aged 19. Elder son of Francis and Mary of Cotswold, Winchombe, in the parish. Commemorated on a memorial tablet in St Michael and All Saints Church, Broadway, Worcestershire and is at rest in Voormezeele Enclosure No 3, Belgium.

BLANDFORD Thomas. Private 4511, 3/5th Gloucestershire Regiment, later private 202927, 2/5th Gloucestershire Regiment. Born in 1898 at Winchcombe, Gloucestershire, son of Thomas and Emma. He died in 17th December 1919 aged 21 at 9 Council Cottages, Winchcombe.
Some notes from what remains of his army record.
He joined up aged 17 and 2 months on the 15th August 1915 at Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire and posted into the army reserve the same day. He was living with his parents Thomas and Emma at Irely Road Green, Winchcombe. On the 1st September 1916 he was sent to the Depot of the 3/5th Gloucestershire Regiment, Territorial Force. On the 1st September 1916 he was posted again (to where, not recorded) He was sent to France on the 30th June 1917 and on the 20th July 1917 he was posted again possibly to join the 2/5th with a new army number 202927. While in action at the front he was reported missing between 21st and 31st March 1918. He was later found that he was alive but a prisoner of war with the Germans. He was wounded in his left eye on the 25th March 1918 before his capture, he lost the eye. After his repatriation, date not known he was medically discharged from the army with a permanent disability on the 5th April 1919 to his home at 9 Station Road, Winchombe.

BOLTON A. Not been able to find the correct record held by the CWGC (Boulton also checked)

BROWN Harry Horace Charles. Private 14907, D Coy, 1st Hampshire Regiment killed in action 22nd December 1916 aged 24. Son of George Thomas (Tom) and Emma Maria Brown, of Gloucester Street, Winchcombe, Gloucestershire. His mother was granted a war gratuity on the 19th April 1917, revised on the 6th October 1919. At rest in Sailly-Saillisel British Cemetery, Somme, France.

BUTLER Frank. Lance Corporal 11152, 8th Service Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment killed in action 18th November 1916. Born at Winchcombe , enlisted at Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. Son of Ernest and Lilian of 27 Hailes Street, Winchcombe, Gloucestershire. His occupation in 1911 aged 13 was a gardener. His father was granted a war gratuity on the 30th March 1917, revised on the 7th October 1919. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

BUTCHER Arthur Lewis. Private 203075, 2/5th (Territorial) Gloucestershire Regiment died 21st March 1918. He was the son of George and Sarah Maria of (1911) Greet, Winchcombe, Gloucestershire. Occupation aged 13, working on a fruit plantation. His father was granted a war gratuity on the 31st May 1919. He is commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France.

CARE Arthur. (Military Medal) Private 11206, 8th Gloucestershire Regiment died 11th April 1918 aged 28. Son of Charles and Julia Care, of 11, Gloucester Street., Winchcombe, Gloucestershire Regiment. At rest in Harlebeke New British Cemetery, Belgium.

CLEGG Arthur Wincel. Private 17170, 9th (Service Battalion) Gloucestershire Regiment killed in action at Salonika 3rd October 1916 aged 21. Son of Louisa Clegg, of Corner Cupboard, Winchcombe, Gloucestershire. He was born on the 3rd September 1895, to Louisa Clegg, single woman, baptised on the 21st February 1895 at Sudley Church, Gloucestershire. His mother was living at the Union Workhouse, Sudley she was also granted a war gratuity on the 11th January 1917, revised on the 14th October 1919. At rest in Karasouli Military Cemetery, Greece.

CLEMENTS Arthur. Private 7460, 1st Gloucestershire Regiment died 4th November 1914 aged 26. Son of John and Emma of Vineyard Street, Winchcombe, Gloucestershire, husband of Elizabeth Clements, of 262, High Street, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. Commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium.

COMFORT Arthur Edward. Acting Leading Stoker K/7574, H.M.S. Dublin, Royal Navy died 8th January 1916 aged 23 of pneumonia. Born on the 21st February 1892 to Elijah and Louisa of 5 Greet Road, Winchcombe, Gloucestershire. When he was baptised on the 21st May 1892 at St Luke's Church, Cheltenham his parents were living at Naunton Terrace, Cheltenham, his father was working as a porter. He enlisted on the 22nd July 1910 for a period of 12 years, occupation gardener. His first ship was H.M.S Vivid II, last ship was H.M.S Dublin.
At rest in Winchcombe Cemetery, Greet Road, Winchcombe, Gloucestershire.

CONN Reginald William. Sergeant 29725, 1st Worcestershire Regiment died 14th October 1918 aged 19. Son of William and Martha Conn, of North St., Winchcombe, Gloucestershire. At rest in Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun, France.

CURTIS Norman Debuffe killed in action 25th October 1918 aged 34. Son of Edith Jane and William Decuffe Curtis. Commemorated on his parents memorial in Winchcombe Cemetery, Gloucestershire

DAVIS (Memorial has DAVIES) Frederick. Private 21499, 4th Worcestershire Regiment killed in action 6th August 1915 at Gallipoli.
Husband of Frances Annie Watford (formerly Davis, nee Hart), of 19, Wain Fach Street., Caerphilly, Cardiff. Commemorated on the Helles Memorial, Belgium.

DAVIES Lloyd. Private 16568, 2nd Field Company, Royal Engineers killed in action 10th March 1915. He was born on the 19 March 1887 at Winchcombe to Lydia Ballinger Davies, single woman living at Winchcombe. He was baptised on the 24th April 1887 at Winchcombe Church. He was living with his mother at his grandparents home in 1901, William Edward and Mary Davies, Gloucester Street, Winchcombe. 1911 he was a boarder at 2 Riland Road, Sutton Coldfield, Warwickshire the home of William Henry Higgs and his wife. His occupation, an electrician. Husband of Margaret Davies, of 6, Museum Road, Oxford. Commemorated on the Le Touret Memorial, France
Some notes from what remains of his army records.
He joined the Royal Engineers on the 13th June 1907 aged 20 and 3 months and given the rank of private 16568. He was living at Winchcombe and his occupation, carpenter and joiner. He had previously served with the 1st Glosters Royal Engineers Volunteers. On the 13th June 1910 he was transferred to the army reserve. His period of engagement had expired. He got married on the 14th January 1913 to Marguerite Collins at Sutton Coldfield, Warwickshire.
On the 7th August 1914 he was mobilized and posted to the Royal Engineers Depot at Chatham, as Sapper 16568. After he had finished his training he was posted to France on the 6th November 1914, and was killed in action at Neuve Chappelle on the 10th March 1915. His wife lived at The Three Gables, Winchcombe and 9 Coleshill Street, Sutton Coldfield. His next of kin were given as father, William Edward, mother Mary, and his correct mother Lydia and her siblings.

DEAKIN Robert Hartley. Lieutenant 10th Jats, (Indian Infantry Regiment) attached to 45th Squadron, Royal Flying Corps died 22nd July 1917 aged 22. Born in India in 1895 to William Robert and Mary Jane Deakin, of Norton Hall, Worcester. Gazetted to Indian Army from Sandhurst. Scholar of Cheltenham Grammar School. Captain of his house. Undergraduate at Jesus College, Oxford. Commemorated on the Arras Flying Service Memorial, France.
http://www.deakin.broadwaymanor.co.uk/deakin/robert-hartley-deakin.html

DOUGHTY Harry Cecil. Sapper 203107, 2/4th Royal Berkshire Regiment died of wounds 1st September 1917 aged 30. Son of John William and Emily Curtis, nee Gardner of (1901) Didbrook, Gloucestershire. In 1911 he was living with his wife Bertha, nee Nash at Gretton, near Winchcombe, occupation, general labourer. At rest in
Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium

DYDE Alfred . Guardsman 15877 Grenadier Guards died 28th December 1918 aged 24 at the Cottage Hospital, Winchcombe. He was the son of Charles William and Harriett Matilda of Gretton Road, Winchcombe. His father was granted a war gratuity on the 19th May 1920. At rest in Winchcombe Cemetery, Gloucestershire.

DYDE Charles. Lance Sergeant 15240, Royal Berkshire Regiment died of wounds 14th April 1918 in France. Born at Temple Guiting, Gloucestershire. His widow, Lily, was granted a war gratuity on the 20th June 1918, revised on the 20th December 1919.

EVANS Frederick James. Lance Corporal 8573, 2nd Worcestershire Regiment killed in action 24th October 1914. Born at Winchcombe, Gloucestershire, lived at Manchester, enlisted at Worcester. Commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium.

EVANS R C (may be the following) Charles Robert, Private 15319, 11th Royal Warwickshire Regiment killed in action 8th October 1917. Born at Winchcombe, Gloucestershire, enlisted at Nuneaton, Warwickshire.
Son of William who was granted a war gratuity on the 25th February 1918, revised on the 13th November 1919. Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium.

FISHER W It may be William Ernest. Private 203547, 1/4th Wiltshire Regiment, formerly 290423 Gloucestershire Regiment killed in action in Egypt, 10th May 1918. Born , lived in Cheltenham, enlisted at Horfield, Bristol.

FRY Albert George. Killed in the Dardanelles 8 August 1915, 32. Son of William and Elizabeth. Commemorated on his parents memorial in Winchcombe Cemetery, Gloucestershire. Check, Edward James, s, 7 February 1919, 37

FRY W. Unable to find the correct record for this person held by the CWGC

GARNER Charles. Killed in action October 1918 aged 22. Son of Charles and Annie. Commemorated on his parents memorial in Winchcombe Cemetery, Gloucestershire

GILES Arthur. Sapper 138612, 118th Railway Company, Royal Engineers, killed in action 21st July 1916. Born at Kingham, Oxford, enlisted at Winchcombe, Gloucestershire. Son of Thomas and Maria Giles, of Daylesford, near Chipping Norton, Oxford. His widow, Edith Mary was granted a war gratuity on the 6th October 1916, revised on the 19th September 1919. In 1909 he was married to Edith Mary Stephens at Winchcombe. In 1911 he was living with his wife and daughter and mother in law, Emma Stephens at Greet, Winchcombe, occupation, railway porter. At rest in Calais Southern Cemetery, France

GOODALL F. Unable to find the correct record for this person held by the CWGC .
There was a Fred Goodall, born in 1898 at Winchcombe, to Frank and Mary living with his parents at Hailes Street, Winchcombe, in 1901 and 1911. No H.M.Forces connection could be made.

GREENING Arthur. Quartermaster Sergeant, Farrier,
Royal Horse Artillery. Served with honour, and was disabled in the Great War 1914, Died 15 Aug 1922, 42. At rest in Winchcombe Cemetery, Gloucestershire. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial, France.

GREENING Leonard George. Private PLY/1258(S) 2nd Royal Marine Light Infantry died 28th April 1917 aged 19. Son of Thomas and Edith Greening, of Bull Lane, Winchcombe, Glos.

HACKMAN Clifford. 2nd Lieutenant, 92 Squadron Royal Air Force died 7th April 1918 aged 20. Son of Edwin F. and Mary Hackman, of 73A, Hythe Road, Swindon, Wiltshire. At rest in Winchcombe Cemetery, Greet Road, Winchcombe, Gloucestershire.

HALL E. Unable to find the correct record for this person held by the CWGC

HALL Frank Leslie. Corporal 96636, 156th Field Coy, Royal Engineers died 4th March 1917 aged 20. Son of Alfred Lee and Elizabeth Hall, of Winchcombe, Gloucestershire. He had a brother, Edgar Lee, but he was not in the army he died on the 31st October 1918, occupation, bank agent. At rest in Dranoutre Military Cemetery, Belgium.

HENNEY Charles died on service In Ireland as Corporal Mechanic 247684, R.A.F. 14 August 1921 aged 21 Born on the 1st June 1900 to Joseph and Dorcas Eliza nee Kettel and grandson of Charles Townshend Henney and Lucy of Postlip Mill. In 1901 he was living with his parents at Gloucester Street, Winchcombe, In 1911 he was living with his parents at Postlip Cottages, Winchcombe. On the 24th January 1918 he joined the Royal Navy as ?? F47684 for a period of 4 years. His first ship was HMS President II, Shore Base, next and last ship was H.M.S. Tregantle RNAS training base. His occupation on enlistment was a motor mechanic. He is commemorated on his grandparents memorial in Winchombe Cemetery, Gloucestershire and is at rest in Bohermore New Cemetery, Galway

HOLDER Sidney Charles. Private 15254, 16th Lancashire Fusiliers killed in action 10th March 1916 aged 26. Son of George Jeans and Annie Elizabeth Holder, of Winchcombe, Gloucestershire. His sister, Elsie Kate was granted a war gratuity on the 12th May 1916, revised on the 28th August 1919. At rest in Authuile Military Cemetery, Somme, France.

HOLMES Alwyn Robert. Private 240363, 1/5th Gloucestershire Regiment died 6th August 1917 aged 21. Born at Winchombe to John and Florence Kate. Holmes, of Raymeadow Cottages, Dumbleton, Evesham, Worcestershire, formerly of Gretton Road, Winchcombe. At rest in New British Farm Cemetery, Belgium.

HUMPHRIES A. Unable to find the correct record for this person held by the CWGC

JACKSON Richard. Sergeant 8391, 1st Worcestershire Regiment died 14th March 1915. Son of George and Jane Jackson, of Castle Street., Winchcombe, Gloucestershire. Commemorated on the Le Touret Memorial, France.

JEFFRIES George Henry . Private 241627,2/5th Gloucestershire Regiment killed in action 22nd August 1917. Born 17th March 1888 in Winchcombe, enlisted at Cheltenham, both in Gloucestershire. Son of William and Emma Jane, of Gloucester Street, Winchcombe. Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium.

JONES Ernest James. Lance Corporal 139636, 12th Field Coy, Royal Engineers died 21st April 1918 aged 33. Husband of Mrs. E. Johnston (formerly Jones), of Gretton Rd., Winchcombe, Gloucestershire. At rest in Ramparts Cemetery, Lille Gate, Belgium.

KING T (May be this person) Thomas. Private G24660, 7th West Kent Regiment, formerly Private 25230, Somerset Light Infantry killed in action 13th July 1917. Born and enlisted in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. He was the son of John and Emily of Leckhampton, Gloucestershire He was married on the 10th May 1910 at St James Church, Cheltenham , to Ethel Maud Onion aged 19, labourer of 17 Commercial Street, Cheltenham. She was aged 20 and living at the same adddress. Her father was called George Henry. In 1911 he was living with his wife and daughter, Violet aged 3 months at 10 Exmouth Street, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, occupation, brick maker. At rest in China Wall , Perth Cemetery, Belgium.

LAFFORD F (Only one L Lafford listed with the CWGC) Private 27801 Frederick Charles LAFFORD. 16th Royal Warwickshire Regiment , formerly 24767 Shropshire Light Infantry died of wounds 10th April 1917 aged 25. He was born in 1894 at Ross Hereford to Charles and Elizabeth . In 1901 he was living with his parents at 52 Over Ross Street, Ross, Herefordshire. His mother remarried and was
Elizabeth Bishop, formerly Lafford. of 10, Brookend Street., Ross, Herefordshire. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial, France.
OR this person) Private 2096, John Lafford, 2/5th Gloucestershire Regiment killed in action 25th September 1916. Born at Quenington, enlisted at Winchcombe, both in Gloucestershire. Son of Sarah J who was granted a war gratuity on the 12th May 1917, revised on the 15th October 1919. He is at rest in Pont-Du-Hem Military Cemetery, La Gorgue, France.

LAUNCHBURY James Frederick. Private G/24624, 7th Royal West Kent Regiment, formerly 4591, Somerset Light Infantry, killed in action 8th August 1917. His widow, Ellen, was granted a war gratuity on the 10th January 1918, revised on the 20th February 1920, Commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium.

LANE Henry Frederick. Private 25741, 14th Worcestershire Regiment died at home on the 29th June 1917. Born and lived in Winchcombe, enlisted at Tewkesbury, all in Gloucestershire.

MAJOR Arthur. Private 11386, 7th Gloucestershire Regiment died 8th August 1915 aged 22. He was born at Winchcombe on the 3rd February 1893 to Charles and Sarah Ann Major, of 94, Gloucester Street, Winchcombe, Glos. Commemorated on the Helles Memorial, Turkey (including Gallipoli)

MAJOR Edwin John. Corporal 11199, 7th Gloucestershire Regiment died of wounds 11th August 1915 aged 22. Son of John and Emma Major, of 68, Gloucester Street, Winchcombe, Gloucestershire. His mother was granted a war gratuity on the 24th November 1916, revised on the 21st August 1919. Commemorated on the Helles Memorial, Turkey (including Gallipoli)

MARTIN A. It may be Alfred Henry, Gunner 17932 Royal Field Artillery, 159 Brigade died of wounds at 3rd General Hospital, France, 6th July 1918.
Son of Henry Edward and Harriek Martin, of Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. Husband of Florence who was granted a war gratuity on the 25th September 1918, revised on the 11th October 1918 and 24th December 1919. At rest in Mont Huon Military Cemetery, Le Treport, France

MINCHIN Thomas Henry. Private 23289, 1/4th formerly the 10th Gloucestershire Regiment died of wounds on the 24th July 1916. Born in Winchcombe, enlisted at Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. Born on the 16th December 1886 to Thomas and Annie. In 1911 he was living with his parents at Hailes Street, Winchcombe, Gloucestershire, occupation, farm labourer. His father was granted a war gratuity on the 21st November 1916, revised on the 10th September 1919. At rest in Puchevillers British Cemetery, Somme, France

OAKEY Walter George. Private, PLY/1256(S) 2nd Royal Marine Light Infantry died 28th April 1917 aged 22. Born on the 27th October 1893 at Winchcombe to William Thomas and Louisa Jane Oakey, of 52, Hailes Street, Winchcombe, Gloucestershire. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial, France.

PARKER W It may be the following. William James Maisey. Private 10302, 7th Gloucestershire Regiment killed in action at Gallipoli 26th July 1915 aged 23. Son william Masey and Laura Parker, (nee King), of 118, High Street, Tewkesbury, husband of Rosaline Parker, of 48, Waterloo Street, Cheltenham. His wife was granted a war gratuity on the 27th October 1915, revised on the 12th July 1919 now called Mrs Rosaline Craynor. Commemorated on the Helles Memorial, Turkey (including Gallipoli)

PEACEY Howard George. Sergeant 2100, Royal Gloucestershire Hussars Yeomanry. killed in action 23rd April 1916. Born in 1889 at Charlton Kings Gloucestershire to Frederick John and Kate of (1911) Manor Farm, Greet, Winchcombe, Gloucestershire. Occupation aged 22, assistant farmer to his father. Commemorated on the Jerusalem Memorial, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza)

PEARCE C H. It may be the following. Private 111116, Charles Henry Willy PEARCE. 7th Gloucestershire Regiment killed in action at Mesopotamia on the 10th February 1917. Son of Joseph Walter and Salbrah Edith Pearce, of Cheltenham. His sister Salinah Shelton Pearce was granted a war gratuity on the 5th July 1917. At rest in Amara War Cemetery, Iraq.

PRICE George. Private 240391 Gloucestershire Regiment died 21st October 1920 aged 23. Son of Charles Henry and Annie Elizabeth, ne Ballinger l of 64, Gloucester Street., Winchcombe. At rest in Winchcombe Cemetery, Greet Road, Winchcombe, Gloucestershire.

RACHAEL Albert Victor. Private 3rd Wiltshire Regiment died 25th February 1919. Son of Philip and Georgina Maria West. In 1911 he was living with his parents and siblings at Wyck Hill, near Bourton -on-the-Water, Gloucestershire. At rest in Winchcombe Cemetery, Winchcombe, Gloucestershire
Also his brother (not on the memorial)
Lance Corporal 14441 Ernest Edward RACHAEL 10th Royal Warwickshire Regiment died of wounds, 3 July 1916, 24. Son of Philip and Georgina Maria West. In 1911 he was living with his parents and siblings at Wyck Hill, near Bourton -on-the-Water, Gloucestershire.
Commemorated on his brother's memorial in Winchcombe Cemetery, Gloucestershire, also on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

RESTALL Sidney Edward. Private 16416, 12th Gloucestershire Regiment died 3rd September 1916 aged 23. Son of William and Mary Ann of Gloucester Street, Winchcombe. Husband of Annie Restall, of 50, Hailes Street, Winchcombe, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

RICHINGS Tom. Private 26042, 10th Durham Light Infantry, formerly 15359, Hussars killed in action 7th April 1916. Born on the 3rd December 1892 at Winchcombe, Gloucestershire to Tom and Mary Ann of Footbridge, Winchcombe. In 1911 he was living with his parents at Bull Lane, Winchcombe, occupation, factory hand. He was married on the 20th December 1914 to Annie Jeffries at Winchcombe Parish Church, Gloucestershire. He was aged 21, soldier, living at Winchcombe. Annie was aged 26, daughter of James Jeffries, deceased at the time of the wedding. His wife also lived at Bull Lane, Winchcombe. He is at rest in Agny Military Cemetery, France.

SEABRIGHT John Franklin. Sergeant 7409, 10th Gloucestershire Regiment died of wounds 1st October 1915. He was born on the 22nd April 1886 to William and Elisabeth of Winchcombe. In 1911 he was serving with 1st Gloucestershire Regiment at Cambridge Barracks, Portsmouth. At rest in Etaples Military Cemetery, France.

SHILLUM Edwin Thomas . Private 17313, 9th Gloucestershire Regiment killed in action 27th October 1918. Born in 1899 to Edwin Frank and Annie of Stanway Grounds Stanway, Gloucestershire. In 1911 he was living with his parents and siblings at Wineyard Street, Winchcombe. His father was granted a war gratuity on the 20th March 1919, revised on the 11th December 1919. At rest in Le Cateau Military Cemetery, France.

SMITH Alfred Thomas. Private 8/106 Otago Regiment, New Zealand Expeditionary Force died between 6 and 7th August 1915 aged 28. Son of Thomas and Sarah Smith, of Winchcombe, Gloucestershire. Commemorated on the New Zealand Memorial, Chunuk Bair, Turkey (including Gallipoli)
Some notes from his army records.
He joined up on the 13th August 1914 aged 27, occupation Mental Hospital attendant at Seacliff, New Zealand. He had previously served 5 years with the 5th Gloucestershire Territorials, discharged to go to New Zealand. His next of kin was his brother George E Smith of Lower Guiting, North, Gloucestershire, formerly of 20 Vauxhall Street, Gloucester City. He embarked from New Zealand on the 15th October 1914, disembarked at Alexandria, Egypt on the 3rd December 1914. Presumed killed in action at the Dardanelles between the 6th and 7th August 1916. He had a brother Harry was serving as Sergeant 67707, 127th Field Coy, Royal Engineers, 22nd Division, B.E.F.

SPRINGFIELD Thomas Osborn. Corporal 1927, 1/1st Royal Gloucestershire Hussars died 14th May 1916. Born in 1892 Peckham, London lived at Winchcombe. Son of Thomas Osborne and Alice Eliza of(1911) 113 Landseer Avenue, Manor Park, West Ham, Essex. At rest in Kantara War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt.

STEPHENS Edgar William. Sergeant 13631, 10th Gloucestershire Regiment killed in action 20th April 1916 aged 24, born at Hailes, Gloucestershire to Mrs. Ellen Maria Stephens, (nee James) of 4, Horsefair Street, Charlton Kings, Gloucestershire. Born at Gretton, Gloucestershire. In 1901 he was living with his parents William Job and Ellen Maria and siblings at Winchcombe. In 1911 he was boarder at the home of James and Elizabeth Ruck, Newtown, Toddington, near Winchcombe, occupation, railway porter. At rest in St Patrick's Cemetery, Loos, France. His brother, Job, also fell, in 1917.

STEPHENS Job. Private 25742, 14th Worcestershire Regiment killed in action 3rd September 1917. In 1901 he was living with his parents William Job and Ellen Maria and siblings at Winchcombe. In 1911 he was living with his brother, Jesse, at Gretton Field, Winchcombe. He was a grocers errand boy, aged 13. At the time or near to his death his mother was now living at 4, Providence Place, Charlton Kings, Gloucestershire, his father was deceased. His brother Thomas also fell, in 1916.

STEWART Ernest Henry. Private 13496, 10th Gloucestershire Regiment, killed in action 13th October 1915. Born on the 26th May 1885 to Charles and Mary Ann, (nee Newitt) at Winchcombe, Gloucestershire. In 1901 he was living with his parents and siblings at Cheltenham Road, Winchcombe. 1911 he was now a boarder at the home of John and Annie Waterhouse of 33 Grange Road, Frindsbury, Rochester, Strood, Kent. Working for the government in a magazine department. He was married on the 27th February 1915 to Hilda Mary Hopkins at St John's Church, Cheltenham. He was aged 29, private with the 5th Glosters, home address Lansdown Crescent Cheltenham. She was aged 23, spinster, living at Sydenham Road, Cheltenham, daughter of Alfred John Hopkins. His widow was granted a war gratuity on the 23rd October 1916, revised on the 15th September 1919, now Mrs Hilda Mary Wilko. Commemorated on the Loos Memorial, France.

STYLES W. Unable to find the correct record for this person held by the CWGC. (Stiles also checked)

TAYLOR George William. Gunner 82301,177th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery killed in action 11th October 1916. Born at Holt, Worcestershire, lived at Winchcombe, Gloucestershire. Husband of Alice Gertrude Taylor, (nee Hawker), of Old Road, Hartpury, Gloucestershire. His widow was granted a war gratuity on the 16th April 1917, revised on the 20th September 1919. At rest in Bienvillers Military Cemetery, France.

TOWNSEND Edward James. Private 201999, 1/4th (City of Bristol Battalion) Gloucestershire Regiment died 13th April 1917. Born in 1881 to James and Matilda A Townsend, (nee Williams of Chapel Lane, Winchcombe, Gloucestershire. In 1911 he was employed as a groom. His mother was granted a war gratuity on the 25th October 1917, revised on the 27th November 1919. At rest in Templeux-Le-Guerard British Cemetery, Somme, France.

TOWNSEND C It may be, Charles Sidney. Lance Corporal WR/253954, 119th Railway Company, Royal Engineers died 25th October 1918. At rest in Tincourt New British Cemetery, Somme, France
Some notes from what remains of his army records
Son of James and Mary Eliza of Hereford House, Leckhampton, near Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. He was married to Glady Eve Grubb on the 25th December 1915 at St Philips Church, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.
Joined up on the 19th January 1916 aged 23 and 11 months at Railway Troops Depot, Royal Engineers, Longmoor , occupation, carpenter. later posted to the His wife was his next of kin of Hereford House, Suffolk Street, Leckhampton, near Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. He embarked for the British Expeditionary Force, France on the 30th May 1916 and posted to the 119th Railway Coy, Royal Engineers . He was promoted to Lance Corporal in the field on the 11th August 1917. On the 25th October 1918 he died at the 58th Casualty Clearing Station, France from Broncho Pneumonia

TRIPP Hubert Charles. Sergeant 17260, 8th Gloucestershire Regiment died of wounds 14th June 1918 aged 21. Born at Bibury, Gloucestershire to George William and Rachel Tripp, of Culls Meadow, Toddington, Winchcombe, Gloucestershire. Commemorated on the Soissons Memorial, France.

TUSTIN George. Able Seaman R/584, Hood Battalion, Royal Naval Division, Royal Navy, reported missing, body found and exhumed. He was identified by a cap badge and two numerals. Presumed died 16th July 1917 aged 29. Born on the 26th April 1886 to John Tustin and Lucy of (1891) Gloucester Street, Winchcombe.
Husband of Annie Elizabeth Tustin,(nee Barrett) of Chandos Street, Winchcombe, Gloucestershire. He enlisted up on the 15th April 1917, joined Hood Battalion on the 5th June 1917. Son of John Tustin and Lucy nee Tustin of (1891) Gloucester Street, Winchcombe. His next of kin was his wife, Annie Elizabeth of Bull Lane, Winchcombe, occupation timber haulier. At rest in Orchard Dump Cemetery, Arleux-En-Gohelle, France.

WASLEY Tom. Private 24454, 1st Gloucestershire Regiment killed in action 28th April 1916 aged 16. He was born on the 31st January 1900 at Winchcombe to Charles Henry and Ellen Wasley, (nee Smith). Baptised on the 27th May 1900 at Winchcombe Church. In 1901 - 1911 they were all living at Gretton Road, Winchcombe. At rest in St Patrick's Cemetery, Loos, France

WHITTINGHAM Albert Edward. Private 13404, 8th Gloucestershire Regiment killed in action on the 3rd July 1916. Son of Elizabeth who was granted a war gratuity on the 18th January 1917, revised on the 1st September 1919, now Mrs Elizabeth Follett Born at Plymouth, Devon, enlisted at Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. He was granted a war gratuity on the 24th March 1915 on the death of his brother Frederick. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France

WHITTINGHAM Frederick. Drummer L/8356 Royal West Surrey Regiment killed in action 1st November 1914 aged 23. Son of Mrs. Elizabeth Follett, (formerly Whittingham) of Sidney Lodge, Overton Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. Born at Plymouth, Devon, lived in Cheltenham, He enlisted at Plymouth on the 8th April 1905, occupation, messanger. His mother, brother's William and Albert Edward (he fell in 1916) sisters, Elizabeth and Kate, were all granted a war gratuity on the 24th March 1915. Only his mother had her gratuity revised on the 23th July 1919, Now Mrs Elizabeth Tollett, wife of Walter James Follett Commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium.

WHITE Walter James. Private 9970, 4th Worcestershire Regiment killed in action at Gallipoli on the 6th August 1915. Born at Aston Magna, Worcestershire, lived at Winchcombe, Gloucestershire and enlisted at Evesham, Worcestershire. Son of John and Sarah of (1901) Ridon Lane, Charlton, Worcestershire. In 1911 he was serving with the 4th Worcestershire Regiment stationed in India. On the 6th September 1913 he was married to Fanny Broad Gosling at Winchcombe Church, Gloucestershire. He was aged 26, occupation, labourer and he was living at Syde near Cheltenham. She was aged 30, spinster, domestic servant, living at Langley Cottage, Winchcombe, father, James. His widow, Fanny Broad, nee Gosling was granted a war gratuity on the 2nd June 1916, revised on the 18th August 1919. Commemorated on the Helles Memorial, Turkey (including Gallipoli).

WILLETT William John. Rifleman 47608, 2nd Royal Irish Rifles, formerly T4/035788 Army Service Corps died 24th March 1918 aged 24. Son of Joseph Thomas and Hannah E. Willett, of 11, Greet Road, Winchcombe, Gloucestershire. Commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France.

WOODWARD Hubert Grove. Corporal 19985, 25th Machine Gun Corps, (Infantry), formerly 11986, Somerset Light Infantry, killed in action 23rd October 1918 aged 27. Born in 1892 at Barton Regis, Bristol, Gloucestershire to Hubert Densham and Louisa Woodward , Nee Grove of (1901) North Street, Winchcombe.Husband of May Woodward, nee Balmond of John Street, Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset.
(Wills and Admin, Ancestry) He lived at Catherine Villas, 21 Beach Road, Bedminster, Bristol. Corporal with the Machine Gun Corps died 23rd October 1918. His effects went to his wife. At rest in Pommereuil British Cemetery, France

YIEND James Henry Edward. Private 241291, 2/5th Gloucestershire Regiment died of wounds 3rd June 1918, 25.Son of Albert Andrew and Margaret Yiend of (1891) Gloucester Street, Winchcombe. In 1911 his mother was now a widow and still living in Gloucester Street, Winchcombe. Later at 7, Seagrave Place, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. James was living with his aunt and uncle, Henry Frederick and Emma Elizabeth Yiend at 24 Albert Street, St Pauls, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, occupation aged 18, commercial clerk. At rest in Winchcombe Cemetery, Winchcombe, Gloucestershire

1939 - 1945

BARTLETT William. Sapper 5186073, 6th Field Squadron, Royal Engineers died 28th October 1942 aged 27. Son of Rose Bartlett, of Winchcombe, Gloucestershire, He was married in 1935 at Winchcombe Methodist Chapel, to Dorothy Beryl Davis. of Winchcombe. At rest in El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt.

CARTER A (It may be the following. Arthur Kitchener. Private 6096614 4th The Buffs, Est Kent Regiment died between 23rd and 24th October 1943 aged 28. Son of Arthur and Annie Carter, nee Colston of Gloucester. Commemorated on the Athens Memorial, Greece,

COOPER Geoffrey Edmund. Flight Sergeant 613902, 228 Squadron, Royal Air Force died 25th April 1941 aged 21. Born in 1919 at Winchcombe, to George and Annie Priscilla Cooper, nee Durham of Kingham, Oxfordshire. Commemorated on the Alamein Memorial, Egypt.

COOPER Samuel George. Pilot Officer, Pilot 42301, 80 Squadron, Royal Air Force died 19th December 1940 aged 24. Born 1916 at Winchcombe, to George and Annie Priscilla Cooper, nee Durham of Nether Westcote, Kingham, Oxfordshire. At rest in Phaleron War Cemetery, Greece.

EVANS F J. Unable to find the correct record for this person held by the CWGC.

EVANS R C. Unable to find the correct record for this person held by the CWGC.

FORTY Mowbray Ronald. Sergeant Wireless Operator 927159, 12th Squadron, Royal Air Force died 22nd October 1941 aged 23. Son of Charles and Edith Ellen, nee Neale. At rest in Winchcombe Cemetery, Greet Road, Winchcombe, Gloucestershire.

MARSH Arthur. Lance Corporal 7364329, Royal Army Medical Corps died 16th March 1946 aged 27. Husband of Barbara Mary Marsh, of Winchcombe. (Wills and Admin, Ancestry) He lived at 8 Cheltenham Road, Winchcombe and died at the City General Hospital, Gloucester City. His effects went to his wife. At rest in Winchcombe Cemetery, Winchcombe, Gloucestershire.

MASON Robert Edward. Pilot Officer, Air Bomber, 100 Squadron, Royal Air Force (VR) died 16th December 1943 aged 21. Son of Edward Parr Mason and Ruth Mason, of Winchcombe. At rest in Winchcombe Cemetery, Winchcombe, Gloucestershire.

MUIR Ian Kay. Lieutenant 69084, 10th Royal Hussars, Royal Armoured Corps, died on Monday 27th May 1940 aged 23. Born in 1916 at Marylebone, London to Mathew William and Clara Gardner Muir. (Wills and Admin, Ancestry) He lived at Lynes House, Bishops Cannings, Wiltshire. His effects went Gillian Rachel Williams, wife of Evan Morgan Williams. At rest in Hodeng-Au-Bosc Communal Cemetery, France.
http://www.fallenheroesofnormandy.org/Servicemen/Detail/23222

NOLAN William. Sergeant 3766982, 5th Liverpool Regiment died 12th February 1941 aged 24. Son of John and Mary Nolan, of Dublin, Irish Republic, husband of Mary Nolan, of Dublin. At rest in Winchcombe Cemetery, Winchcombe, Gloucestershire. (IRISH SITE)

PUMPHREY Maurice John. Leading Aircraftman, Pilot, under training, Royal Air Force (VR) died 29th September 1940 aged 21 as the result of and accident. Son of George and Alice May Pumphrey, of Winchcombe. At rest in Winchcombe Cemetery, Winchcombe, Gloucestershire

ROGERS P H There are only two P.H.Rogers listed with the CWGC, neither with an obvious connection to Winchcombe and surrounds and Gloucestershire.
Pilot Officer, Observer 107914, Patrick Heron Thorold Rogers. 86 squadron, Royal Air Force (VR) died 12th March 1942 aged 31. He was born and lived in London.

Trooper 7948809, Peter Henry Gordon Rogers. 3rd Carabiniers, (Dragoon Guards) died 6th May 1945 aged 22. Son of Martin G. Rogers and Gladys Florence Rogers, of Ilford, Essex. At rest in Taukkyan War Cemetery, Burma.

SMITH Cyril Woodyear. Leading Aircraftman 1394906, Royal Air Force (VR) died 9th April 1943 aged 28. Son of Arthur Victor Woodyear Smith and Aileen Smith, of Winchcombe, Gloucestershire, England. At rest in Red Deer Cemetery, Alberta, Canada.

SLATTER Dudley Malins. Pilot Officer 44597, 141 Squadron, Royal Air Force died 19th July 1940 aged 26. He was born in 1914 in Gloucester to Wilfred Thomas Slatter, and of Valletta Matilda Slatter, (nee Brinkworth) of Southsea, Hampshire. His parents were married at St Michael's Church, Gloucester City in 1910. His father died on the 30th November 1949, home address was 52 Festing Grove Southsea. (Wills and Admin, Ancestry) He lived at 38 High Street, Emsworth, Hampshire. His effects went to Ronald Arthur Orchard, solicitor. Commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial, Surrey

SODEN G S. No J S listed with the CWGC . It is the following
Frank Graham SODEN , Lieutenant, Army in Burma Reserve of Officers died in Burma 18th May 1942. Born in 1915 at Pancras, London to Wilfred Scovil Soden and Dorothy Maud Soden, nee Graham. (Wills and Admin, Ancestry) He was living/serving at Bhamo, Burma and died 18th May 1942 on war service. His effects went to his mother, widow.
At rest in Imphal War Cemetery, India

SODEN Ivan Scovil. D.S.O. Flight Lieutenant, Pilot 33289, 56 Squadron, Royal Air Force died 18th May 1940 aged 23. Son of Wilfred Scovil Soden and Dorothy Maud Soden, of Combe Down, Bath, Somerset. Wills and Admin, Ancestry) He lived at Irwell Winchcombe, Gloucestershire. His effects went to his mother, Dorothy Maud Soden, nee Graham. His father served as Captain in the Royal Army Medical Corps, in Egypt 7th February 1917. Retired from the army on the 25th June 1921, his medals were sent to him at Tudor House, Winchcombe.
At rest in Biache-St Vaast Communal Cemetery, France.

SODEN J S. No J S listed with the CWGC It is the following.
Flight Lieutenant 42903, John Flewelling Soden, Royal Air Force. Died 12th September 1942. Born in 1921 at Winchcombe to Wilfred Scovil Soden and Dorothy Maud Soden, nee Graham. Commemorated on the Alamein Memorial, Egypt.
Short extract from the book. Men of the Battle of Britain
He joined the RAF as pupil pilot on the 14th August 1939. He was killed at sea on the 16th September 1942 while on troop ship SS Laconia which was sunk by U-Boat U.156.
http://www.bbm.org.uk/airmen/Soden.htm

STRATFORD Henry James. Private 4919937, Pioneer Corps, died 29th May 1943 aged 27.Born in 1916 at Winchcombe, Gloucestershire to James Pittman Stratford and Rose Elizabeth Stratford, (nee Hall, of Coventry. At rest in Moascar War Cemetery, Egypt.

THOMAS E It may be the following. Private 14757680, Eric Thomas, 1/5th Welch Regiment died 14th April 1945 aged 18. Son of Wallace Ivor and Matilda Frances Thomas, of Upton, St. Leonards, Gloucestershire. At rest in Becklinghem War Cemetery, Germany.

WASLEY Edward Thomas George. Lance Corporal 11254950, 1st East Surrey Regiment died 20th April 1945 aged 23. Son of Edward and Ethel May Wasley, of Winchcombe, Gloucestershire. At rest in Argenta Gap War Cemetery, Italy

WEBBER Hubert Edward. Sergeant 7891890, A Squadron, 8th King's Royal Irish Hussars, Royal Armoured Corps died 8th Augusy 1944 aged 24. Son of Joseph Marshall Webber and Gertrude Maud Webber, of Winchcombe. Gloucestershire. At rest in Bayeux War Cemetery, France.

WIGGETT John. Gunner 14303415, 91st Anti Tank Regiment, Royal Artillery, attached to 5th Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders died 26th November 1944 aged 20. He may have been the son of Harold Jim and Grace Elizabeth, nee Oakey of Winchcombe, Gloucestershire. There is a John Wiggett born in 1924 at Winchcombe, Gloucestershire. At rest in Mierlo War Cemetery, Netherlands.

Since 1945

Army Death, Northern Ireland
Lance Corporal 24078868 Ian Roy BRAMLEY 1st Gloucestershire Regiment, 28th 61st of Foot, killed by a sniper at the barrier on the 1 February 1972, 25 at Hastings Street, Belfast At rest in Winchcombe Cemetery, Gloucestershire.

BRIDGES Oliver Alfred Maynard. Stoker Mechanic, SKX 832096 Royal Navy on H.M.Submarine Affray. Born 26th May 1929 died 19th April 1951 aged 21. Born in Edmonton, Middlesex to Alfred Henry and Dorothy Sarah H Maynard of Edmonton.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Affray_(P421)

CLEMENT-HUNT Roger Timothy P. Sergeant 24686779, Royal Logistic Corps . Born 21st July 1968 died 8th March 2001 aged 32. at rest in Winchcombe Cemetery, Winchcombe

LANCHBURY John Edward. Private 22988102, Gloucestershire Regiment. Born 27th December 1933, died 9th May 1955 Died in the Mau Mau Uprising , Kenya. Son of Alfred Edward Lanchbury and Norah Alice nee Seabright of Winchcombe. His father died 2nd March 1956. He was living at 65, Abbotts Leys Road, Winchcombe

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