Great War Commemorations in the

Crematorium Chapel, Cheltenham Cemetery

Location:   Bouncers Lane, Cheltenham Grid Reference:   SO 968231
Commemorative plaques in the chapel:   1
Visited:   September 2005 UKNIWM Ref:  In due course

Commemorative plaques in the Chapel cloisters

The commemorative plaque to Major Richard Willis, VC, 1st Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers, who died in Cheltenham on 9th February 1966.

He was awarded the Victoria Cross for outstanding bravery on 25th April 1915 at the landing at Cape Helles, Gallipoli.   Full details of the award can be viewed here.

Richard Willis was born at Woking in 1876.

Notes:

1.   Commemorations in the cemetery can be found here.

2.   War Graves in the cemetery can be viewed here.

3.   Cheltenham War Memorial can be viewed here.

 

Page last updated: 8th April 2014

 

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