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

 

 

 

Roll of Honour

Great Western Railway, Chester Railway Station

Location:   Chester Railway Station

Grid Reference:  SJ 413669

Visited:

"Cheltonians" listed on this Roll of Honour:   12

Full details of this Roll of Honour can be found here

IWM War Memorial Ref:   21195

Inscriptions on this Roll of Honour:   On this Roll of Honour are shown the names of members of the staff of the Great Western Railway Company who gave their lives in the Great War. Many of the men were called upon to participate in some of the fiercest fighting of the campaign; they upheld the best traditions of their Country, and their memory is revered alike by the Company and their comrades.

The number of Great Western men who joined His Majesty's Forces was 25,479, representing thirty-three per cent of the Company's staff.  Those who gave their lives in the war numbered 2,524.

"Cheltonians" commemorated on this Roll of Honour

Traffic Department - Cheltenham

Hopkins G

Weaver L H

 

Goods Department - Cheltenham

Workman F Y

 

Locomotive and Carriage Department - Cheltenham

Webb H W

 

Engineering Department - Cheltenham

Banning W

Davis S

Gibbs O

Joynes J

Knight E

 

Charlton Kings

Bloxsome W J

Bubb F

Howes WS

Notes:

1.   Gibbs is probably Pte Oliver Stephen GIBBS, 9th Bn Cheshire Regt, who was killed in action on 24th March 1918.   He was born in Winchcombe and enlisted in Cheltenham.   He is not commemorated in Cheltenham.

 

2.   With grateful thanks to Mr Carl Rogerson and the excellent information in his website http://www.carlscam.com/chester/gwrmem.htm

 

 

 

 

 

Page last updated:   9th April 2014

 

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