War Graves of the Great War in

Charlton Kings Cemetery

Location: Horsefair Street, Charlton Kings Grid Reference:   SO 965202
Last Visited:   November 2010 WW1 War Graves in the Cemetery:   10

 

War Graves of the Great War in the Cemetery

LCpl Frederick John ADDIS, 1st Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment, is buried in Block 3, Plot 116 which is unmarked.  

He is commemorated on a CWGC Special Memorial Headstone in Block 3, Plot 102 with Pte Arthur George Clapham (see below).   The headstone is marked "Buried in this Cemetery".

LCpl Addis died of illness on 2nd May 1920, aged 39, in the City Hospital, Over, Gloucester.

He is commemorated on the Charlton Kings War Memorial and on the Charlton Kings (St Mary's Church) War Memorial.

He left a widow, Mrs Alice Addis, who resided at 1 Chestnut Terrace, Charlton Kings.

Sapper John Joseph BARROW, Railway Troops Royal Engineers, is buried in Block 3, Grave 54.

He died of illness in Charlton Kings on 6th May 1921, aged 39.

He enlisted in 1915 and served for three years in the Railways Operating Department of the Royal Engineers, mainly in Egypt.

He is commemorated on the Cheltenham War Memorial, his name being inscribed on the memorial after it was unveiled in October 1921.

His wife Edith and family resided at 14 Croft Road, Charlton Kings.

 
  Pte Arthur George CLAPHAM, 53rd (Young Soldiers) Battalion Hampshire Regiment, is buried in Block 3, Plot 100 which is unmarked.  

He is commemorated on a CWGC Special Memorial Headstone in Block 3, Plot 102 with LCpl Frederick John Addis (see above).   The headstone is marked "Buried in this Cemetery".

Pte Clapham died of illness in the Fargo Military Hospital, Durrington, Wilts on 20th October 1918, aged 18.

He is commemorated on the Elms Roll of Honour.

He resided at "Noah's Ark", East End, Charlton Kings.

Pte William COOMBE, Army Service Corps, is buried in Block 4, Grave 4.

He died whilst serving at Remounts Depot ASC, Shirehampton, Bristol, on 11th May 1918, aged 42.

He is commemorated on the Charlton Kings War Memorial and on the Charlton Kings (St Mary's Church) War Memorial.

He left a widow, Mrs Kate Coombe, who resided at Ham Green, Ham Road, Charlton Kings.

Pte Robert George FRY, 7th Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment, is buried in Block 3, Grave 124. 

He had been discharged from the Army on 25th April 1917 due to wounds sustained in Mesopotamia.

He died of illness at Charlton Kings on 7th February 1919, aged 22.

He is commemorated on the Cheltenham War Memorial.

His parents, Cornelius and Harriet Fry, resided at 1 Northwick Terrace, Suffolk Road and later at 6 Andover Street, Park Place, Cheltenham.

 

Pte Alfred Tom KING, Army Service Corps, is buried in Block 3, Grave 91.

He died of illness in the UK on 22nd October 1918, aged 31.

He is commemorated on the Charlton Kings War Memorial and the Charlton Kings (St Mary's Church) War Memorial.

His parents William and Clara King resided at 20 Bath Terrace, Cheltenham and he left a widow, Mabel, residing at "Maythorpe", Gladstone Road, Charlton Kings.

 

  Lieutenant Mervyn MATTHEWS, Royal Engineers, is buried in Block 4, Grave 211.

He was wounded in action in the Bethune area of France on 6th January 1915.   Evacuated through the Army medical services he was eventually admitted to Guy's Hospital, London.   He died there on 28th January 1915, aged 21.

He is commemorated on the Holy Apostles Church Roll of Honour, the Charlton Kings War Memorial and the Charlton Kings (St Mary's Church) War Memorial.

His parents, Colonel John Charles Matthews and Mrs Helena Susanna Matthews, resided at Glenure House, Cirencester Road, Charlton Kings.

 

Pte William Uriah NEWCOMBE, Army Veterinary Corps, is buried in Block 3, Grave 99.   The grave is unmarked and not recognised by the CWGC.

He died of illness in Cheltenham on 26th October 1918, aged 29.

He is commemorated on the Holy Trinity Church Roll of Honour and on the Holy Trinity School Roll of Honour.

His parents, William and Clara Newcombe, resided at 6 Berkeley Avenue, Cheltenham.

Pte Harry Greatorex SIMS, 10th Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment, is buried in Block 4, Grave 91.

He was wounded in France during the Battle of the Somme and was evacuated to a hospital in the UK where he died on 26th September 1916, aged 22.

He is commemorated on the Cheltenham War Memorial, the Charlton Kings War Memorial, the Charlton Kings (St Mary's Church) War Memorial and the Order of Oddfellows Roll of Honour.

His parents, Thomas Francis and Martha Agnes Sims, resided at Royal Cottage, Horsefair Street, Charlton Kings.

 

Pte John William Lance SLEE, 51st (Young Soldier) Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment, is buried in Block 3, Grave 93.

He died of illness in the Norwich Military Hospital, Thorpe St Andrew, on 24th October 1918, aged 18.

He is commemorated on the Charlton Kings War Memorial and the Charlton Kings (St Mary's Church) War Memorial.

His parents, William and Priscilla Slee, resided at 3 Croft Road, Charlton Kings.   He lost a brother, Thomas, who was drowned in the Orkney Islands on 28th November 1914 whilst serving on HMS Fury.

The following commemorations on graves in the Cemetery can be viewed here

Pte William Matthew BROWN, 8 Bn Glos Regt, KIA, Somme, France, 25th October 1916

Sgt Lesley Probyn DIGHTON, 2 Bn Canterbury Regt, NZEF, KIA, Messines, Belgium, 7th June 1917

2Lt William Sutton GARDNER, Royal Flying Corps,  KIA, Arras, France, 6th March 1917

Pte Charles Ernest FRY, 1 Bn Wilts Regt, KIA, Kemmel, Belgium, 26th April 1918

LCpl Arthur James LAWRENCE, 7th Bn Glos Regt, DOW, Mesopotamia, 22nd December 1916

Lt Charles George Rodney PHILLOTT RN, KIA at sea 26th December 1915

Notes:

1.   Clapham, Fry and Newcombe are not commemorated on any of the Charlton Kings war memorials.

2.   Matthews and Sims are buried in civilian graves which are officially recognised by the CWGC.

3.   Newcombe's grave is not marked and it is not recognised by the CWGC.

4.   Charlton Kings War Memorial can be viewed here.

5.   Charlton Kings (St Mary's Church) War Memorial can be found here.

6.   Charlton Kings Working Mens Club Roll of Honour can be viewed here.

7.   Charlton Kings Baptist Church Roll of Honour can be viewed here.

8.   Commemorations in St Mary's Churchyard can be found here.

Page last updated: 11th March 2016

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