Dud Corner Cemetery, Loos, France

Location:  Loos-en-Gohelle, near Lens, Pas de Calais, France.
Visited:   See Notes below "Cheltonians" buried in this Cemetery:   7

"Cheltonians" buried in this Cemetery

Sgt Ernest Richard ARTUS, 10th Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment, is buried in Plot IV, Row H, Grave 10.   He was killed in action on 25th September 1915, the first day of the Battle of Loos.   

He is commemorated on the Cheltenham War Memorial and the St Paul's Church War Memorial.   

He left a widow and six children at 3 Granville Street, Cheltenham.

Sgt Ernest Richard Artus

10th Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment

1881 - 1915

Private William BARNFIELD, 10th Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment, is buried in Plot III, Row K, Grave 6.   He was killed in action on 9th October 1915 in the Hohenzollern Redoubt during the Battle of Loos.   He was 25 years old.   He is commemorated on the Cheltenham War Memorial and on the St Luke's Church Roll of Honour.  His parents, George and Adelaide Barnfield, resided at 13 Kew Place Bath Road, Cheltenham and his brother, Frank, was killed in action in France on 13th November 1916 whilst serving with the Nelson Battalion, Royal Naval Division.

Sgt Ernest Betteridge

10th Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment

1891 - 1915

Sergeant Ernest Linden Howard "Dick" BETTERIDGE, 10th Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment, is buried in Plot VII, Row D, Grave 1.   He was killed in action on 25th September 1915 the first day of the Battle of Loos.   He was 24.

He is commemorated on the Cheltenham War Memorial, the St Stephen's Church Roll of Honour, the Cheltenham Parish Boys School Roll of Honour and the St James Church Roll of Honour.

His parents, Richard and Mary Betteridge, resided at 36 Hatherley Street, Cheltenham

He was centre forward for Cheltenham Town Football Club between 1911 - 1914.

Cpl Arthur HARRISON, 10th Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment, is buried in Plot IV, Row H, Grave 17.   He was killed in action on 25th September 1915, the first day of the Battle of Loos.   He was 45.

He is commemorated on the Cheltenham War Memorial.

Cpl Harrison left a widow, Mrs Annie Elizabeth Harrison at 2 Newbury Cottages, Tewkesbury Road, Cheltenham.

Arthur Harrison was an assistant teacher at the Holy Trinity School, Cheltenham, between 1905 and 1914.

Cpl Arthur Harrison

10th Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment

1870 - 1915

Pte David Hawling

10th Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment

1882 - 1915

Private David HAWLING, 10th Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment, is buried in Plot V, Row A, Grave 13.  

He was killed in action on 25th September 1915, the first day of the Battle of Loos.   He was 33.

He is commemorated on the Cheltenham War Memorial and on the St Paul's Church War Memorial.

He left a widow, Beatrice Caroline Hawling, residing at 11 Nailsworth Terrace, Cheltenham.

Captain Edmund Griffith HEATH, 97th Brigade Royal Field Artillery, is buried in Plot IV, Row F, Grave 1.  

He was killed in action on 25th September 1915 during the Battle of Loos.  

Capt Heath is commemorated on the St Paul's Church War Memorial.  

He left a widow, Irene Margaret, who resided at 28 Lansdown Place, Cheltenham.

 

(Photo of Captain Heath was provided by his grandson, Mr M C C Heath, and we are extremely grateful for his permission to show it here)

 

Captain Anketell Moutray READ, VC, 1st Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment is buried in Plot VII, Row F, Grave 19.   He was killed in action on 25th September 1915 the first day of the Battle of Loos.   He was awarded a posthumous Victoria Cross for most conspicuous bravery during the first attack near Hulloch.

He is commemorated on the Cheltenham War Memorial.

He resided at Beaumont House, Shurdington Road, Cheltenham and his mother later resided at 17 Albany Road, St Leonard's-On-Sea.

Captain Anketell Moutray Read, VC

1st Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment

1884 - 1915

Notes:

1.    Mr Marc Thompson is acknowledged and thanked for allowing the photo of Capt Read's headstone, taken in February 2004, to be used here.

2.  Mr M C C Heath is acknowledged and thanked for allowing the photo of his grandfather, Capt E G Heath, to be used here.

 

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