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St Michael and All Angels Churchyard

Bishops Cleeve

Location:  St Michael and All Angels Churchyard, Bishops Cleeve

Grid Reference:   SO 965202

Last Visited:   15th June 2018

War Graves of the Great War in the Churchyard:   3

CWGC Cemetery Information Sheet can be viewed here:

 

  Copyright:  Allan D James, 2018

  Copyright:  Allan D James, 2018

War Graves of the Great War in this Churchyard

LCpl Harry Fielder MERRETT, 29th Company Machine Gun Corps, is buried in the South-West corner of the Churchyard.  

Harry Merrett had enlisted into the 3/1st Scottish Horse at Dunkeld, Scotland on 12th November 1915 and transferred to the Machine Gun Corps on 5th September 1916.

He was posted to 29th Coy MGC serving in Salonica and Egypt but was taken ill with malaria and medically evacuated to the UK on 4th August 1919.

He died of the effects of malaria and pneumonia at Bishops Cleeve on 2nd October 1919, aged 33.

He is commemorated on the Bishops Cleeve War Memorial.

His parents, Mr Henry Fielder Merrett and Mrs Constance Kate Merrett, resided at "Lystonville", Bishops Cleeve and previously at "Cotswold Lodge", Woodmancote, Glos.

 

  Copyright:  Allan D James, 2001

 

 

  Copyright:  Allan D James, 2018

Pte Donald PAGE, 2nd Works Company, Wiltshire Regiment, is buried in the South-West corner of the Churchyard.

 

He died of illness in the Portsmouth area on 9th July 1916, aged 38.

 

He is commemorated on the Bishops Cleeve War Memorial.

 

His father, Mr William Page, resided at Fieldgate Farm, Bishops Cleeve.

 

Cpl Sidney PITMAN, 'D' Company, Depot, Royal Engineers, is buried in the South-West corner of the Churchyard.

 

He was discharged from the Army on 14th May 1918 due to illness and died of TB, contracted whilst on active service, in the Connaught Military Hospital, Aldershot on 27th January 1919, aged 22.

 

He is commemorated on the Bishops Cleeve War Memorial and the Gotherington War Memorial.

 

His parents, Mr and Mrs Joseph Pitman, resided at "Woodbine Cottage", Gotherington, near Cheltenham, Glos.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Copyright:  Allan D James, 2018

The following are commemorations on graves in the Churchyard, which can also be viewed here

Pte William George ALDRIDGE, 14th Bn Royal Warks Regt, killed in action, Somme, France, on 27th September 1918

Pte George Frederick LARGE, PPCLI, killed in action, Passchendaele, Belgium, on 30th October 1917

Pte William LARGE, PPCLI, died of illness in Saskatchewan, Canada, on 25th October 1921

2Lt George Francis JUCKES, 1st Bn Rifle Bde, killed in action, Ypres, Belgium, on 6th July 1915

Lt Thomas Roland JUCKES, 2nd Bn Royal Sussex Regt, killed in action, Aubers, France, on 9th May 1915

Capt Hugh Vincent Corbett TURNBULL, 2nd Bn KOSB, killed in action, Hooge, Belgium, on13th November 1914

Notes:

1.   All those buried in War Graves in the cemetery are commemorated on the Bishops Cleeve War Memorial.

2.   Merrett and Pitman are buried in civilian graves which are recognised by the CWGC.

3.   Commemorations in the cemetery can be viewed here.

 

 

 

 

 

Page last updated: 17th June 2018

 

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