LEAVING CHELTENHAM ..............and all that was dear

 

 

Commemorations In The

Crematorium Chapel, Cheltenham Cemetery

 

Location:   Bouncers Lane, Cheltenham

Grid Reference:   SO 968231

Commemorative plaques in the chapel:   1

Last Visited:   27th March 2010

Imperial War Museum War Memorial 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 Cheltenham Cemetery can be found here.

2.   War Graves of the Great War in Cheltenham Cemetery can be viewed here.

3.   Cheltenham War Memorial can be viewed here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Page last updated:   17th July 2018

 

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