War Memorial

Bishops Cleeve, near Cheltenham, Glos

Location:   Church Road, Bishops Cleeve

Grid Reference:   SO 961277

Unveiled:  25th September 1919

Names listed on this War Memorial:   55

Last Visited:   April 2005

UKNIWM Index Number:   20785

 

 

 

Inscriptions on this War Memorial:   To the greater glory of God and in loving memory of those men who laid down their lives in the Great War.   May they rest in peace.

 

Alphabetical list of names on this War Memorial

 

Aldridge G  *

Aston E

Bailey D

Barnes H

Barnes R

Barnett L  *

Bridges G

Burnett C

Chandler R  *

Church W

Clark G

Coombes W

Coupland-Smith V

Draper P

Eager D

Eager F

East W

Etheridge W

Gilder G

Goodall J

Goring J

Hall E

Hamblin R

Holder A

Holder R

Hopcraft Paul

Hopcraft Peter

Kingston C

 

Kitchen W

Knight W

Large G  *

Large W  *

Lewis E  *

Lloyd T

Long W

Mansell D

Mansell L

Merrett H  *

Norris R

Oakey H

Page D  *

Pearce H

Pitman S  *

Price J

Price P  *

Robbins R

Robinson R  *

Shipway C

Simpson A

Smith E

Stephenson E  *

Surman L

Tarling R

Webb F

Windiate B

Full service details of those named on the War Memorial can be viewed here.

 

Those marked with * should be linked with the notes against their name below.

 

Notes:

1.   Aldridge is commemorated on the family grave in the Bishops Cleeve (St Michael's) Churchyard.

2.   Barnett is buried in Cheltenham Cemetery.

3.   Chandler is commemorated on the Woolstone (St Martin's Church) Roll of Honour.

4.   Large G is commemorated on the family grave in Bishops Cleeve (St Michael's) Churchyard.

5.   Large W died of illness in Canada on 23rd October 1921 and is buried in Saskatchewan.

6.   Lewis E is probably John Edward Lewis.

7.   Merrett is buried in Bishops Cleeve (St Michael's) Churchyard.

8.   Page is buried in Bishops Cleeve (St Michael's) Churchyard.

9.   Pitman is buried in Bishops Cleeve (St Michael's) Churchyard.

10.  Price P is probably Alfred Percy Price.

11.  Robinson is most probably George Robinson known as Dick.   He is buried in Cheltenham Cemetery.

12.  Stephenson E is probably Bernard Ernest Stephenson.

13.  All those listed on the Southam War Memorial are commemorated on this memorial.

14.  All those on the Cleeve Hill (St Peter's Church) Roll of Honour are listed on this memorial.

15.  In St Michael's Church there is a Roll of Honour which lists all local men who served in the Great War.

16.  Commemoration in Bishops Cleeve (St Michael's) Churchyard can be found here.

17.  All are commemorated in the Roll of Honour pages.

 

Compare this photo, taken in the early fifties with the upper image of the War Memorial.   The cross is atop a much longer shaft than in upper photo.

It appears that when the memorial was moved to its present location the Army, who were called in to move it, were a little over-zealous (or careless) and managed to break the shaft.

 

 

Page last updated: 28th November 2015

 

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