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    Surnames - C

Some apparent  inaccuracies and anomalies have been discovered in respect of the spelling of surnames, service/regimental records, details of birth and death events and other matters in The Book, the Debt of Honour Register at the CWGC, on local war memorials and in the publication "Officers and Soldiers Who Died In The Great War".

 

(It should be noted that the many Observations here are being gradually investigated and corrected where necessary)

Name

Source

Observation

CALDWELL William John Robert

The Book, page 83

Birth registered as William Caldwell in Q3, 1877 in Cheltenham.

CAMDEN Christopher Bernard

The Book, page 84

Killed in action in Belgium.

CAMPBELL Duncan Donald Heron

The Book, page 84

Rank is Major.  Mentioned in Despatches.   Father, Colonel Donald Archibald Campbell, resided at "St Oswald's", Tivoli Road, Cheltenham in the late 1890s.

CANDLER C W

The Book, page 85

This commemoration on the Cheltenham War Memorial (South Panel) has yet to be identified.

CANDY James David

The Book, page 85

Birth registered in Q3, 1875 in Cheltenham.   Aged 42 at death.   Killed in action in Belgium.

CANNOCK George Lombard

The Book, page 86

Birth registered as George Lumbard in Q4, 1893 in Cheltenham.   Aged 24 at death.

CARDEW, John Haydon

Add to The Book, page 86

Born on 24th March 1882.   Parents Cornelius and Flora Cardew, resided at 33, Montpellier Terrace, Cheltenham.  Attended Cheltenham College between September 1896 and July 1900.   Died of wounds in Belgium on 4th October 1917 (5th October 1917 according to his bio published in The Times on 18th October 1917) and buried in Dozinghem Military Cemetery, Plot II,B,1.

CARNEGY James

The Book, page 88

Also commemorated on family grave in Edge (St John The Baptist) Churchyard.

CARPENTER Raymond William

The Book, page 89

Birth registered as Reginald William in Q4, 1893 in Cheltenham.   Aged 24 at death.

CARTER Ernest

The Book, page 90

Birth registered in Q1, 1893 in Newent, Glos.   Aged 22 at death.   Not commemorated on the St John's Church War Memorial.

CARTER William Ernest Frank

The Book, page 91

Birth registered in Q1, 1889 in Stroud.   Aged 27 at death.   Served with 1/5th Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment.   CWGC record his unit as 15th Battalion.

CASCARINO Louis

The Book, page 91

Birth registered as Luigio Cascarino in Q3, 1888 in Cheltenham.

CASEY Frank

The Book, page 92

Correct surname is CASEY but also known as KEARSEY.   In his Will dated 31st August 1914 he states, "I swear that my correct name is Frank Casey but through an error years ago the name Kearsey was adopted".   Commemorated as CASEY and KEARSEY on the Cheltenham War Memorial and CASEY on the St John's Church War Memorial.

CASTLE John

The Book, page 92

Birth registered in Stow on the Wold in Q4 - 1884.   Aged 32 at death.   Serving with 8th Battalion Loyal North Lancashire Regiment at time of death.

CAUDLE William Henry

The Book, page 93

Regimental number is S/290589.   SDGW lists his surname as CANDLE.   DoHR and his official headstone in Leckhampton (St Peter's) Churchyard records his regimental number as 5/290589.   We have made the CWGC aware of this and they have indicated that amendment action will be carried out in due course.

CHALLENGER, Arthur Estwick

The Book, page 94

Also commemorated on the St Mark's Church Roll of Honour.

CHAMBERS, William Albert

The Book, page 96

Also commemorated on the St James' Church Roll of Honour.

CHANDLER, Ralph

The Book, page 96

Not commemorated on the Cheltenham Grammar School Roll of Honour.

CHANDLER, William Joseph

The Book, page 97

Rank is Sgt.   Also commemorated on the Charlton Kings (St Mary's Church) War Memorial.

CHAPMAN, George Ashley

The Book, page 97

Killed in action in Belgium.   Also commemorated on the Charlton Kings (St Mary's Church) War Memorial and on the Charlton Kings Working Mens Club Roll of Honour.   Also commemorated on the family grave in Charlton Kings (St Mary's) Churchyard.

CHARLOTTES, Sidney

The Book, page 98

Also commemorated on the Holy Trinity School Roll of Honour.

CHERRINGTON, Frank

The Book, page 98

Birth registered in Gloucester in Q3-1890.   Aged 26 at death.   Regimental number DM2/179446.   Also commemorated on the Leckhampton War Memorial.

CHERRINGTON, Thomas Charles

The Book, page 98

Also commemorated on the Charlton Kings (St Mary's Church) War Memorial and on the Charlton Kings Baptist Church Roll of Honour.

CHESHIRE, George Woodford

The Book, page 99

Also commemorated on the family grave in Cheltenham Cemetery.

CHESHIRE, James Richard

The Book, page 99

Also commemorated on the Leckhampton (St Peter's Church) Roll of Honour and on the Order of Oddfellows Roll of Honour.   Also commemorated on the grave of a relative in Leckhampton (St Peter's) Churchyard.

CHESTER-MASTER Richard Chester

The Book, page 100

Also commemorated on a brass plaque in St Philip's and St James Church.

CHICK, Walter

The Book, page 100

Also commemorated on the Charlton Kings (St Mary's Church) War Memorial.

CHIDLEY, Edward

The Book, page 101

Parents resided at 9 Brandon Terrace, Gratton Road, Cheltenham.  Not commemorated on the All Saints Church War Memorial or on the Salem Baptist Church Roll of Honour.

CHIVERTON, Robert

The Book, page 101

Enlisted into the RAMC on 10th September 1914 and served in France until being diagnosed with TB in early 1916.   He was returned to the UK and was discharged from the Army on 8th July 1916 whilst serving at the Depot RAMC.   He was awarded a Silver War Badge and an Army Pension.   He died of TB in Enfield on 24th February 1917 and is buried in Plot 102B Lavender Hill Cemetery, Enfield.   Birth registered in Bolton in Q4-1892.   Aged 24 at death.   A case has been presented to the MoD/CWGC for him to be classified as a war casualty.

CHRISTIAN, Harold

The Book, page 102

Not commemorated on the All Saints Church War Memorial.

CLAPHAM, Arthur George

add to The Book, page 102

The commemoration on the Elms Roll of Honour refers to TR/8/30964, Pte, Arthur George Clapham, 53rd (Young Soldiers) Battalion Hampshire Regiment who died of illness in the Fargo Hospital, Durrington, Wilts, on 19th October 1918.   His birth was registered in Cheltenham in Q3-1900 and he was aged 18 at death.   He is buried in Plot 3/100 in Charlton Kings Cemetery, which is unmarked.   He is commemorated with an official CWGC headstone which is located at Plot 3/106.   Also commemorated on this headstone is LCpl Frederick John Addis who is buried in Plot 3/103 who may be related.

CLAPHAM, John Charles

The Book, page 102

Also commemorated on the Charlton Kings (St Mary's Church) War Memorial.

CLARK, George Gilbert

The Book, page 104

Birth registered in Cheltenham in Q4-1890.   Aged 27 at death.   Also commemorated on the Somerset County War Memorial in Wells Cathedral.

CLARE, Henry Vansittart

The Book, page 104

Killed in action in France.

CLARK, Leonard Harry Hudson

The Book, page 104

Killed in action in Belgium

CLARK P

Add to The Book, page 105

This commemoration on St Peter's Church War Memorial refers to 6002, Pte, Percy Thomas Clark, 12th Battalion Royal Fusiliers, killed in action in France on 4th September 1916.   No known grave and commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial.   Birth registered in Kingston in Q2 - 1880.   Married Gertrude M Booth, of Arle, Cheltenham , in Pontypridd, Q3-1914.Aged 26 at death.   Enlisted at Ferndale, South Wales.   Parents resided at Arle Village Road, Cheltenham.

CLARKE, Leonard Brummel

The Book, page 105

Birth registered as CLARK in Cheltenham in Q2-1891.

CLAYDON, A

The Book, page 106

The commemoration on the Salem Baptist Church Roll of Honour refers to 8386, Pte, Arthur Thomas Claydon, who was killed in action in Belgium on 1st November 1914.   He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium.   His name was mentioned in the 1915 Annual Report of the Gas Green Chapel and Sunday School but other connections with Cheltenham have yet to be determined.   He was born in Northampton in Q4-1889.

CLAYTON, George Edward

The Book, page 106

Birth registered in Wolverhampton in Q4-1892.   Aged 26 at death.   Also commemorated on the Highbury Congregational Church Roll of Honour.

CLEE, Douglas H

The Book, page 107

Birth registered as Douglas Henry Clee in Q1-1887.  He served in the RAMC and in the Army Ordnance Corps prior to serving in the Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force.   He was admitted to the Queen Alexandra Military Hospital in London in August 1917 whilst on leave and after some treatment was discharged from the RAF on 9th July 1918.   He died in a hospital in Brentwood, Essex, on 3rd February 1919 but the details of his burial have not yet been traced.   A successful case was submitted to MoD/CWGC for him to be classified as a war casualty.

CLEMENTS, Charles Frederick

The Book, page 108

Parents resided at 2 Oolite Cottage, New Street, Cheltenham.

CLEMENTS, Louis Walter

The Book, page 108

Killed in action in Belgium.

CLIFFORD Frank

The Book, page 109

Birth registered as James Frank Clifford in Cheltenham in Q4-1896.   Aged 19 at death.

CLIFFORD, William John

The Book, page 110

Also commemorated on the Charlton Kings (St Mary's Church) War Memorial.

CLIFT Robert Charles

The Book, page 110

Also commemorated on the St James' School Roll of Honour.

CLISSOLD, Gilbert John

The Book, page 110

Also commemorated on the Charlton Kings (St Mary's Church) War Memorial and on the St James' School Roll of Honour.

CLISSOLD, Leonard

The Book, page 111

Also commemorated on the St Paul's Church War Memorial.   Not commemorated on the Cheltenham Parish Church Boys School Roll of Honour.

COLE, Reginald William

The Book, page 111

Also commemorated on the St Paul's Church War Memorial and on  the family grave in Cheltenham Cemetery.

COLES, Charles Arthur

The Book, page 112

Also commemorated on the Highbury Congregational Church Roll of Honour.

COLLINS, Harry

The Book, page 112

Birth registered in Amersham in Q2-1877.   Regimental number is 2358.   Killed in action in Belgium on 26th July 1915.   Parents also resided at 14 St Philips Terrace, Cheltenham.   Not commemorated on the Salem Baptist Church Roll of Honour.

COLLINS, Morgan John Burchett

The Book, page 112

Regimental number is 10253.   Parents also resided at 35 Bath Terrace, Cheltenham.   Not commemorated on the Salem Baptist Church Roll of Honour.   Also commemorated on the St James' Church Roll of Honour and on the St James' School Roll of Honour.

COLLINS-WILLIAMS, Cecil H

The Book, page 113

Birth registered as Cecil Horace Williams in Bideford in Q3-1890 (20th June 1890).

COLQUHOUN, Robert Crostwaite

The Book, page 114

Not commemorated on the Salem Baptist Church Roll of Honour.   Also commemorated on the St James' Church Roll of Honour.

COMLEY, Arthur Charles

The Book, page 114

Birth registered in Cheltenham in Q4 - 1890.   Aged 22 at death.

COMPTON, Charles

The Book, page 115

Birth registered as Charles Edward Compton in Cheltenham in Q1 - 1887.   Enlisted into 10th Battalion Gloucestershire Battalion on 11th September 1914 but was discharged as unfit for further service 6 weeks later.   He was called up for Home Service and enlisted into 11th (Reserve) Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment on 23rd June 1915 but was subsequently discharged because of illness, not related to service, on 18th May 1916.   Awarded Silver War Badge and Army pension.   Died of illness in Cheltenham on 4th July 1917, age 30, and is buried in an unmarked grave in Plot N/1739 in Cheltenham Cemetery.   His mother, Mrs Maria Compton, resided at 21 Queen Street, Cheltenham and at 27 Sun Street, Cheltenham.

COOK Albert Reginald

The Book, page 115

Actual date of death to be confirmed - DoHR records date as 22nd March 1916 but Book states 21st March 1916.   Parents resided at "The Rowans", Rowanfield Road, Cheltenham.   Buried in Plot B1/192 in Cheltenham Cemetery.

COOK, Charles Reynolds

The Book, page 116

Also commemorated on the Order of Oddfellows Roll of Honour.

COOK George Edward

The Book, page 116

Birth registered in Cheltenham in Q4 - 1900.   Aged 18 at death.   Served as TR/7/27512, 51st (Young Soldier) Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment.

COOKE, Archibald William

The Book, page 117

Birth registered as Archibald William COOK in Cheltenham in Q1-1892.   Recorded as COOKE in the DoHR.   Death Certificate states COOK and this has been forwarded to MoD/CWGC.

COOKE, Henry George

The Book, page 118

Also commemorated on the Prestbury (St Mary's Church) War Memorial.

COOK William Joseph

The Book, page 118

Birth registered as William Joseph COOKE in Northleach in Q1-1882.   Also commemorated on the Prestbury (St Mary's Church) War Memorial.

COOKLEY, Percy Talbot

The Book, page 119

Also commemorated on the family grave in Cheltenham Cemetery.

COOLE, Frederick Albert

The Book, page 119

Birth registered as Frederick Alfred Coole in Cheltenham in Q2-1894.   Aged 22 at death.

COOMBE William

The Book, page 119

Birth registered in Plymouth in Q4-1876.   Aged 41 at death.   Regimental number R/356950.   Widow, Mrs Kate Coombe, resided at Ham Green, Ham Road, Charlton Kings.   Buried in Plot 4, Grave 4 in Charlton Kings Cemetery.   Commemorated as COOMBES on the Charlton Kings (St Mary's Church) War Memorial.

COOMBES Wilfred James

The Book, page 120

Also commemorated on the Cleeve Hill (St Peter's Church) Roll of Honour.

COOMBEY, Thomas

The Book, page 120

Commemorated as COOMBY in the DoHR.   Index to Overseas War Deaths (1914 - 1921) lists surname as COOMBEY.

COOPER Arthur M

The Book, page 121

Not commemorated on the St Mark's Church Roll of Honour.   Serving with 1st Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment.

COOPER, Frederick

The Book, page 121

Also commemorated on the Highbury Congregational Church Roll of Honour.

COOPER, George Stanley

The Book, page 122

Birth registered in Clifton in Q4-1895.   Aged 20 at death.   Buried in Bristol (Greenbank) Cemetery and as it is no longer possible to mark many of the graves individually, the names of the dead now appear on screen walls and other special memorials in two commemorative plots.   Pte Cooper is commemorated on Screen Wall PAA.78.

COOPER, Henry T

The Book, page 122

Birth registered as Henry Thomas Cooper in Cheltenham in Q4-1893.

COOPER William Henry

 

In the DoHR and in SDGW his date of death is recorded as 2nd April 1917.   In a "In Memoriam" notice in the Gloucestershire Echo dated 11th April 1918 his date of death is given as 11th April 1917.   Also commemorated on the St James's School Roll of Honour and on the Salem Baptist Church Roll of Honour.

CORBYN, Vernon Hector

The Book, page 124

Commemorated on the family grave in Leckhampton (St Peter's) Churchyard.

CORKE, Hubert William

The Book, page 124

Not commemorated in St Matthew's Church.   His original battlefield grave marker is displayed in Cheltenham Cemetery.

COSIER, William

The Book, page 125

Birth registered as William Reuben J Cosier in Cheltenham in Q4-1880.

COSSENS, William Thomas

The Book, page 125

Also commemorated on the Holy Trinity School Roll of Honour.

COUPLAND-SMITH Frederick Vyvyan

The Book, page 125

Also commemorated on the Cleeve Hill (St Peter's Church) Roll of Honour.

COWELL, Herbert Stanley

The Book, page 126

Not commemorated on any War Memorial in Cheltenham.

COWLEY, Frederick

The Book, page 127

Birth registered as Frederick George in Gloucester in Q3-1892.   Aged 24 at death.

COX, Alexander Arnold

The Book, page 127

Birth registered as Arnold Alexander in Cheltenham in Q4-1894.   Aged 21 at death.

COX, Charles

The Book, page 128

Also commemorated on the Gotherington War Memorial.   Not commemorated on the St Peter's Church War Memorial.

COX, Cyril Henry

The Book, page 129

Also commemorated on the St Peter's Church War Memorial and on the Salem Baptist Church Roll of Honour.  

COX, Frank Ernest Sidney

The Book, page 130

Date of death is 29th September 1918.

COX, John Charles

The Book, page 130

Birth registered in Cheltenham in Q1-1891.   Aged 26 at death.

COX, John George

add to Page 130, The Book

Name added to Cheltenham War Memorial on 16th September 2016.   Serving (in Class W Reserve) as 34461, Pte, 1st (Reserve) Garrison Battalion Worcestershire Regiment.   Died of flu/pneumonia at home, 3 Hamilton Place, St Pauls' Road, Cheltenham, on 27th October 1918.   Buried in CWGC Grave at Cheltenham Cemetery in Plot 0.2108.   Aged 35.   Wife, Mrs Ada Lillian Cox of above address, later remarried Mr G F Lockey.

COX, John Ramsey

The Book, page 130

Second Christian name is Ramsay.

CRADDOCK, Hebert Charles

The Book, page 132

Birth registered as Hubert Charles Craddock in Cheltenham in Q4-1894.   Aged 24 at death.

CRANE, Charles Edward

The Book, page 133

Commemorated on the Badgeworth (Holy Trinity Church) Roll of Honour.

CRATCHLEY, William Albert

The Book, page 134

Died of wounds in France.   Also commemorated on the Holy Trinity School Roll of Honour.

CREECH, Alfred Edgar

The Book, page 134

Birth registered in Cheltenham in Q3-1894.   Aged 22 at death.   Parents Walter and Ellen Creech, resided at 17 Queens Street, Cheltenham and at 2 Richmond Cottages, Sherbourne Street, Cheltenham.   Also commemorated on the Holy Trinity School Roll of Honour.   Brother of Reginald (below).

CREECH, Reginald Albert John

The Book, page 135

Birth registered in Cheltenham in Q4-1897.   Aged 19 at death.   Killed in action in France.   Also commemorated on the Holy Trinity School Roll of Honour.   Brother of Alfred (above).

CREED, Thomas Edgar

The Book, page 136

His Death Certificate records the place of death as India.   Also commemorated on the Charlton Kings (St Mary's Church) War Memorial and on the Charlton Kings Baptist Church Roll of Honour.

CREED William

The Book, page 136

DoHR states date of death is 18th April 1918 - in SDGW he is recorded as dying of wounds on 19th April 1918.   The 18th April 1918 the Germans attacked the lines in and around Festubert where the 1st Battalion was stationed.  The actions are now known as the Battle of Bethune and lasted for all of the 18th April.   It may well be that Pte CREED was wounded on the 18th April, evacuated to one of the two Canadian Casualty Clearing Station located near Pernes, and died there being buried in Pernes British Cemetery.

CREED William Charles

add to The Book, page 136

There are two CREED W commemorated on the St Peter's Church War Memorial.   One is as listed above and the other is most probably William Creed, who served as 4090, Pte, 1/5th Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment before transferring to 648th Company Labour Corps.   He died on 7th December 1918 and is buried in Plot A1/974 in Cheltenham Cemetery.   He may have been the father of the above.

CRESSWELL, Alfred Sackville

The Book, page 136

Aged 36 at death.   Also commemorated on the family plot in Leckhampton (St Peter's) Churchyard.

CRESSWELL, Francis Joseph

The Book, page 137

Service number is PLY/8617.

CRIBB, Phillip

The Book, page 137

Birth registered as Phillip Edward Cribb in Cheltenham in Q4-1893.

CRISP, Thomas

The Book, page 137

Birth registered in Cheltenham in Q3-1879.   Aged 38 at death.   Also commemorated on the Holy Trinity School Roll of Honour.

CROOK, William Henry

The Book, page 138

Birth registered in Tewkesbury in Q2-1879.   Aged 35 at death.

CROWTHER C W

The Book, page 140

Birth registered as Charles William Crowther in Cheltenham in Q2-1878.   Also served as 708375, Sgt Maj, Labour Corps attached to Chinese Labour Corps.   Died on 11th December 1920, aged 42, in the Mount Pleasant Hospital, Monmouth,  and is buried in Plot N/58 in Merthyr Dyfan Cemetery, Barry, South Wales.   Married in Cheltenham in Q4-1899.

 

 

 

 

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