Great War Commemorations in

Charlton Kings Cemetery

Location:  Horsefair St, Charlton Kings Grid Reference:   SO 965202
Commemorations on Graves:   6
Last Visited:   23rd September 2011 UKNIWM Refs:  Will be noted in due course

Commemorations in the Cemetery

Pte William Matthias BROWN, 8th Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment, is commemorated on the grave of his mother.  

He was killed during heavy enemy shelling of the Stuff Redoubt area to the east of Thiepval during the Battle of the Somme, on 25th October 1916.   He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial To The Missing, France.   He was 28 years of age.

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

His parents, Matthias and Anne Jane Brown, resided at "Gilling", Gladstone Road, Charlton Kings.

 

Pte Thomas Charles Cherrington, 55th Battalion Machine Gun Corps, is commemorated on the grave of his father.

He died of wounds caused by accidental gunshot wounds on 23rd November 1918, 12 days after the commencement of the Armistice, aged 19.   He was wounded in the Leuze area on the Belgium-France border, to the east of Lille, and was taken to the 39th Stationary Hospital based in the town, where he died.

He is buried in the Lille Southern Cemetery, Plot I, Row C, Grave 24.

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

His parents, Thomas and Agnes Cherrington, resided at 2, Flaxley Hill Cottages, London Road, Charlton Kings.

 

 

Sgt Leslie Probyn DIGHTON, 2nd Canterbury Regiment, New Zealand Expeditionary Force, is commemorated on the family grave.  

He was killed in action in the Messines Ridge area of Belgium on 7th June 1917.   He has no known grave and is listed on the Messines Ridge New Zealand Memorial To The Missing.

He is commemorated on the Cheltenham War Memorial and the Cheltenham College Roll of Honour.

His parents, Dr Allen and Mrs Maud Dighton, resided at Warwick House, Portland Street, Cheltenham and he left a widow, Mrs Evelyn Dighton, of 8 Lansdown Terrace, Cheltenham.

2nd Lt William Sutton GARDNER, Royal Field Artillery and Royal Flying Corps, is commemorated on the grave of his parents.  

He was killed in aerial action over the Arras area of France on 6th March 1917.   He is buried in the Avesnes-Le-Compte Cemetery, France.   

He is commemorated on the Cheltenham War Memorial, the Grammar School Roll of Honour and the Dean Close School Roll of Honour.   He is also commemorated on a  plaque in the Chapel of Dean Close School.

His parents, William Joseph and Harriet Ann Gardner, resided at Laurel House, St George's Place, Cheltenham.

Pte Charles Ernest Sidney FRY, 1st Battalion Wiltshire Regiment, is commemorated on the grave of his father.  

He was killed in action in the Kemmel area of Belgium, to the south of Ypres,  on 26th April 1918.   He has no known grave is listed on the Tyne Cot Memorial To The Missing, Belgium.

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

His parents, Thomas and Julia Hannah Fry, resided at Chapel House, Ryeworth Road, Charlton Kings.

 

LCpl Arthur James LAWRENCE, 7th Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment, is commemorated on the grave of his widow.  

He died of wounds on 22nd December 1916 in the Kut-al-Amara area of Mesopotamia (now Iraq).   He is buried in the Amara War Cemetery.

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

His widow, Frances, resided at 2 Lantys Cottages, School Road, Charlton Kings.

Lt Charles George Rodney PHILLOTT, RN, is commemorated on the grave of his parents.  

He was serving in Submarine E6 when it was lost with all hands on 26th December 1915 after striking a mine near the Sunk Light Vessel, off Harwich.   His name is listed on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial.

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

His parents, George Henry and  Ethel Maud Phillott, resided at "Plas Trevor" Cudnall Street, Charlton Kings.

 

Notes:

1.   War Graves in the cemetery can be found here.

2.   Charlton Kings War Memorial can be seen here.

3.   Charlton Kings (St Mary's Church) War Memorial can be viewed here.

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

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

5.   Commemorations in St Mary's Churchyard can be seen here.

 

Page last updated:  22nd June 2013

 

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