War Graves of The Great War in

St Peter's Churchyard, Leckhampton

Location:   St Peter's Churchyard, Leckhampton Grid Reference:   SO 943914
Last Visited:   4th February 2015 WW1 War Graves in the Churchyard:   8

War Graves of the Great War in the Churchyard

Pte William Henry CAUDLE, Army Service Corps, is buried in the West of the Churchyard.  

He died of illness in the Prees Heath Military Hospital, Shropshire, on 6th July 1918, aged 31.

He is commemorated on the Leckhampton War Memorial, the Leckhampton (St Peter's Church) Roll of Honour, the Cheltenham War Memorial and the Cheltenham Grammar School Roll of Honour.

His parents, John and Ellen Caudle resided at "Grantham", Leckhampton Road, Leckhampton and he left a widow, Mrs Florence May Caudle, who resided at 857 Garratt Lane, Tooting, London.

(We have informed the CWGC that his regimental number should properly be S/290589 and they will amend his record on the Debt of Honour Register and the regimental number on his headstone in due course.)

Colonel George Rainier CRAWFORD, Colonel Commandant of the 10th Battalion West Riding Regiment, is buried in the South of the Churchyard.

He died of illness in Cheltenham on 22nd August 1915, aged 53.

He is not commemorated in Cheltenham, Leckhampton or the local area.

His widow, Mrs Katharine Maud Crawford, resided at 2 Beechwood Villas, Hales Road, Cheltenham.

Captain James Ferrard DEARDEN, DSO, MC**, Mentioned in Despatches, 1st Battalion Royal Fusiliers, is buried in the South of the Churchyard.

He died of illness in Cheltenham on 6th October 1919, aged 23.

He is commemorated on the Cheltenham War Memorial.

His parents, Pereguine Robert and Annie Abbott Dearden, resided at Langton House, Bath Road, Cheltenham and later at The Hotel Curtis, Cheltenham.

The CWGC erected an official headstone on his grave in April 2006.

Lt George Frederick DELMAR-WILLIAMSON, 13 Training Squadron RAF, is buried in the South of the Churchyard.

He was killed in a flying accident in the UK on 12th July 1918, aged 19.   Also killed in this accident was Captain Douglas Ridley Clunes GABELL, who is buried in St Lawrence's Churchyard, Swindon Village.

He is commemorated on the Cheltenham War Memorial, the Leckhampton War Memorial, the Leckhampton (St Peter's Church) Roll of Honour and on the Christ Church Roll of Honour.

His parents, Frederick and Emily Delmar-Williamson, resided at 8 Lansdown Place, Cheltenham and at "Firs Lodge", Leckhampton.

Pte Frederick Walter HALL, 36th Training Reserve Battalion and 51st Battalion Hampshire Regiment (Training Reserve), is buried in the West of the Churchyard.

He died of illness at the Beaufort Military Hospital, Fishponds, Bristol on 20th November 1918, aged 23.

He is commemorated on the Leckhampton War Memorial and on the Leckhampton (St Peter's Church) Roll of Honour.

He resided at "Gritmore", Leckhampton Road, Leckhampton.

Pte Gilbert Charles HUNT, 6th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment, is buried in the West of the Churchyard.

He died of illness at the Devonport Military Hospital on 12th April 1917, aged 18.

He is commemorated on the Cheltenham War Memorial, the St Lukes Church Roll of Honour and on the Leckhampton War Memorial.

His parents, Thomas and Clara Hunt, resided at 1 Sandford Terrace, Cheltenham and later at 2, Mapledene Cottages, Naunton Lane, Cheltenham.

Captain Maurice Desmond QUILL, Royal Marine Artillery, is buried in the South-West of the Churchyard.

He died of accidental injuries, caused by being thrown from his horse, at the Royal Naval Hospital Haslar on 17th June 1918, aged 22.

He is commemorated on the Leckhampton War Memorial, the Leckhampton (St Peter's Church) Roll of Honour and on the Cheltenham College Roll of Honour.

His parents, Major General R. H. Quill, C.B., and Mrs Marion Muir Quill, resided at Craigleith House, Moorend Park Road, Cheltenham.

Pte Frederick Walter REILLY, Depot Gloucestershire Regiment, is buried in the South-West of the Churchyard.

He died in the UK on 22nd March 1919, aged 31.

He is commemorated on the Leckhampton War Memorial and on the Leckhampton (St Peter's Church) Roll of Honour.

His parents, George and Elizabeth Reilly resided at 4 Moorend Terrace. Leckhampton and he left a widow, Annie Reilly, of Cheltenham who resided at 2, Cotswold Cottages, Leckhampton.

Notes:

1.   Crawford, Dearden, Delmar-Williamson and Quill have civilian headstones which are all officially recognised and listed in the Debt of Honour Register at the CWGC.

2.   Crawford is not listed an any War Memorial or Roll of Honour in the Cheltenham area.

3.   Leckhampton War Memorial can be viewed here.

4.   Leckhampton (St Peter's Church) War Memorial can be viewed here.

The following commemorations on graves in the Churchyard can be viewed here

Pte Ernest Charles BATTEN, 4th Bn South African Infantry, KIA, Ypres, 21st September 1917.

Cdr Stephen BOWLE-EVANS RN, DOI, Cape Town, South Africa, 15th October 1918.

Lt Alan James CARLES RN, HM Submarine E22, KIA at sea, 25th April 1916.

Pte James Richard CHESHIRE, 2nd Bn Glos Regt, KIA, Armentieres, France, 6th July 1915.

Midshipman Vernon Hector CORBYN, HMS Cressy, KIA at sea, 22nd September 1914.

Capt Alfred Sackville CRESSWELL, 2nd Bn East Kent Regt, KIA, St Eloi, Belgium, 13th March 1915.

Col Arthur Houssemayne DU BOULAY, RE, DOI, Fillievers, France, 25th October 1918.

2Lt Hubert Lionel DU BOULAY, 3rd Bn Wilts Regt, KIA, Somme, 3rd September 1916.

Cpl Howard Alan FARRAR, 9th Bn London Regt, KIA, Ypres, Belgium, 24th April 1915.

Lt Cyril Egremont GAITSKELL, 2nd Bn Leinster Regt, DOW, Armentieres, France, 19th October 1914.

Lt Gerald Charles Edward GLOSTER, 1st Bn Devon Regt, KIA, Polderhoek, Belgium, 6th November 1917.

Maj John Gwynne GRIFFITH, 32nd Lancers, KIA, Ypres, Belgium, 24th May 1915.

Lt Rupert Vardon deBurgh GRIFFITH, 3rd Bn Royal Fusiliers, KIA, Ypres, Belgium, 12th March 1915.

Lt Col William Walter Gilbert GRIFFITH, 32nd Lancers, KIA, Mesopotamia, 22nd April 1917.

Capt Harry Norman LEE, 59th Scinde Rifles, Indian Army, KIA, Givenchy, France, 19th December 1914.

Capt Bertie Charles LOUSADA, 1st Bn York and Lancs Regt, KIA, Ypres, Belgium, 9th May 1915.

Lt Edward Arthur LOUSADA, 2nd Bn Royal Sussex Regt, KIA, Ypres, Belgium, 2nd November 1914.

Pte Frank Charles MURPHY, 2/5th Bn Glos Regt, KIA, Loos, France, 16th April 1918.

Captain Douglas REYNOLDS VC, Royal Field Artillery, DOW, Le Touquet, France, 3rd February 1916.

Lt Robert Stratford Howard SAUNDERS, Royal Field Artillery, DOW, Rouen, France, 12th April 1918.

Capt Templer Henry SCOTT, 47 Sikhs, KIA, Ypres, Belgium, 26th April 1915.

2Lt John Lancelot Walmsley STOCK, 3rd Bn Dorset Regt, DOW, Arras, France, 3rd May 1917.

Lt James Muloch Thompson STOCK, 8th Bn East Lancs Regt, KIA, Somme, France, 16th November 1916.

Col Ernest Robert Rainier SWINEY, 39th Garhwal Rifles, killed at sea, Crete, 30th December 1915.

CQMS Ernest John THOMPSON, 1st Bn Grenadier Guards, KIA, Ypres, 29 October 1914

Sgt Maj Sydney Barnard THOMPSON, 21st Lancers, KIA, Ypres, Belgium, 28th October 1914.

Cpl Henry William YEANDLE, 14th Bn Royal Warks Regt, KIA, Arras, France, 20th May 1917

 

Page last updated:  14th March 2016

 

Return to Cemeteries Home Page

 

| Home Page | Area Covered | War Memorials | Roll of Honour | Uncommemorated | Cemeteries | Investigations | Observations

| Commemorations | Images | Facts and Figures | Victoria Crosses | The Book | Memorial Scroll | Links | Acknowledgements |

 | Latest News | Timeline | VAD Hospitals | Site Map |