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   Observations

    Surnames - G

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

Observations/Remarks

GABB, Archibald Victor

The Book, page 205

Also commemorated on the family grave in Cheltenham Cemetery.

GAGE, Frank William

The Book, page 206

Also commemorated on the Holy Trinity School Roll of Honour.

GAMMON, Austin

The Book, page 208

Birth registered in Tewkesbury in Q2-1894.   He was a pupil at St Peter's School and his father, Alfred Gammon, resided at 3, St Peter's Place, Swindon Road, Cheltenham.   Commemorated on the Cheltenham Roll of Honour (LB).

GAMMON, Edward Thomas

The Book, page 208

Birth registered in Tewkesbury in Q2-1885.   Aged 30 at death.   Also resided at 3 Moreton Terrace, Brookway Road, Charlton Kings.   Also commemorated on the Charlton Kings (St Mary's Church) Roll of Honour.

GARDNER, James

The Book, page 211

Resided at 2 Hill View, Hambrook Street, Charlton Kings.   Also commemorated on the Charlton Kings (St Mary's Church) Roll of Honour.

GARDNER, Samuel Henry

The Book, page 211

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

GARDNER, William

The Book, page 212

Birth registered in Lambeth in Q2-1898.   Aged 19 at death.

GARDNER, William Sutton

The Book, page 212

Also commemorated on the Dean Close School Roll of Honour.

GARFIT, Thomas Noel Cheney

The Book, page 213

Relations, Francis Boyle Garfit (uncle) and Emma Hannah Garfit (aunt) resided in the Montpellier area of Cheltenham.

GARNER, Edward

The Book, page 213

Also commemorated on the St James' Church War Memorial and on the St James' School Roll of Honour.

GARNER, Horace

The Book, page 213

Also commemorated on the St James' Church War Memorial and on the St James' School Roll of Honour.   Parents resided at "Albuera", Painswick Road, Cheltenham.

GARRAWAY, Percy Goddard

The Book, page 214

Also commemorated on the family grave in Prestbury (St Mary's Church) Churchyard.

GASTRELL, George Norton

The Book, page 214

Also commemorated on the Hucclecote War Memorial.

GAY, G

The Book, page 215

This soldier is not yet identified.

GEDDES, Augustus David

The Book, page 216

Also commemorated on the St James' Church Roll of Honour.   Awarded "Mentioned in Despatches" in London Gazette of 18th June 1915.  

GEDDES, John Gordon

The Book, page 217

Buried in Shoreham Cemetery.   Also commemorated on the St James' Church Roll of Honour.

GEGG, Frederick Robert

The Book, page 217

Birth registered as Robert Frederick in Cheltenham in Q3-1897.   Aged 19 at death.

GIBBINS, Albert Edwin

The Book, page 218

Birth registered as Albert Edward in Chipping Norton in Q3-1897.   Aged 19 at death.   Commemorated in the Somerset Book of Remembrance in Wells Cathedral.   Also commemorated on father's grave in Prestbury (St Mary's) Churchyard.

GIBBONS, Augustus Frederick

The Book, page 219

Enlisted into 3/4th Bn Glos Regt on 25th March 1916 and was posted to 1/4th Bn Glos Regt on 2nd September 1916.   Wounded in action in November 1916 during the Battle of The Somme and evacuated to the Mill Road Infirmary, Liverpool on 30th November 1916 for treatment for GSW to right knee and shrapnel wounds to hands, legs and back.   At this hospital he was also diagnosed with heart disease.   He was then transferred to the Beaufort War Hospital, Bristol, on 1st August 1917, being discharged on 11th September 1917 to the Southern Command Depot, Ballyvonare Camp, Co Cork, He was then posted to 154 (Territorial Force) Depot, Bristol, on 28th September 1917 being finally discharged from the Army on 23rd November 1917 as physically unfit for war service due to heart disease.   He was awarded a Silver War Badge on discharge, and later awarded the British War Medal and Allied Victory medal.

GIBBS, Ivan Richard

The Book, page 220

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

GILDER, George Richard

The Book, page 221

Service number is PLY/780(S) and was serving with Deal Battalion, Royal Naval Division at death.

GILES, Charles W

The Book, page 222

Birth registered as Charles William in Cheltenham in Q1-1893.   Father, Mr W H Giles, resided at 6 Avenall's Parade, Old Bath Road, Cheltenham.   Buried in Plot A1/848 in Cheltenham Cemetery.

GILL Frank William

The Book, page 223

Also commemorated on the Elms War Memorial and on the Highbury Congregational Church Roll of Honour.   Parents Harry and Rose Gill, resided at 401 High Street, Cheltenham.

GILLESPIE Guy Billie

The Book, page 223

Born in Canada on 23rd November 1894, fourth child of James Price Gillespie and Julia Gillespie (nee Edwards).   Married Nora Wright on 22nd October 1912.

GLOSTER, Gerald Charles Edward

The Book, page 226

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

GODDARD William

The Book, page 227

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

GODSELL, Frank

The Book, page 228

Also commemorated on the Holy Trinity School Roll of Honour.

GODWIN, Percy Edwin

The Book, page 228

Birth registered as Percy Edward in Stroud in Q1-1893.   Regimental number is TS/10690.

GODWIN, Victor Charles

The Book, page 229

Serving with 1st Royal Marine Battalion at time of death.  Regimental number is PO/1990(S).

GOODALL, Arthur James

The Book, page 229

Birth registered as Arthur James GOODHALL in Cheltenham in Q1-1884.   Recorded as GOODHALL in the DoHR but as GOODALL in SDGW.   Mother, Mrs Ellen Goodhall, resided at 59 Stanhope Street, St Peter's, Cheltenham.   Brother of Frank, below.

GOODALL, John

The Book, page 229

Birth registered as John Astley Goodall in Winchcombe in Q4-1893.   Aged 22 at death.   Also commemorated on the Cleeve Hill (St Peter's Church) Roll of Honour.

GOODALL, William Melville

The Book, page 230

Also commemorated on the Prestbury (St Mary's Church) Roll of Honour.

GOODHALL, Frank

The Book, page 231

Birth registered in Cheltenham in Q2-1887.   Aged 31 at death.   Serving with 1/5th Battalion Devonshire Regiment at death.   Resided at 59 Stanhope Street, St Peter's Cheltenham.   Brother of Arthur James, above.

GOSLING, Percy Albert George

The Book, page 231

Also commemorated on a Roll of Honour for a Service of Remembrance held at St Matthew's Church on 24th June 1917.

GOULD, K

Add to The Book, page 232

This commemoration on the St James' School Roll of Honour refers to a Keneth Edward Reginald GOULD who birth was registered in Cheltenham in Q4-1894.   At the 1901 Census, Keneth then aged 6, and his family were residing at 9 Upper Park Street, St James', Cheltenham.   His father, Edward Samuel Gould, died in Cheltenham in 1909.   According to the International Genealogical Index, Keneth died in the UK in 1915 but no proof of this has been found in the GRO Deaths Index.   To date, no service or other personal details have been found.

GRASSETT, Elliot Blair

The Book, page 233

Surname is GRASETT.

GRAY, Arthur Henry

The Book, page 233

Service number is PLY/8598.

GRAY, Beresford John

The Book, page 233

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

GRAY, Ernest

The Book, page 234

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

GREEN, A E

The Book, page 234

This commemoration refers to Albert Edward Green whose birth was registered in Cheltenham in Q1-1888.   His mother, Mrs Sarah J Parsons, resided at 126 Naunton Crescent, Cheltenham.   He is also commemorated on the St James' School Roll of Honour.

GREEN, Alfred Edwinson

The Book, page 234

Birth registered as Alfred Edwin Green in Cheltenham in Q3-1874.   Aged 41 at death.   He was an assistant steward of the Mercantile Marine Reserve aboard the HMY Zarefah.

GREEN, Alwyn Frederick

The Book, page 235

Birth registered as Alwyne Francis Green in Tavistock in Q2-1894.   Aged 23 at death.

GREEN, Frank Edward

The Book, page 235

Birth registered as Frank Ernest Green in Cheltenham in Q3-1892.   Aged 22 at death.

GREEN, Sebald Walter Bluett

Add to The Book, page 236

This commemoration on the St Stephen's Church Roll of Honour and in the Book of Remembrance at the Church, refers to Commander Sebald Walter Bluett Green, DSO, RN, of HMS Glowworm.   He died of wounds, aged 38, on 26th August 1919 when the ship was involved in an explosion on a barge she had gone to assist..   He is commemorated on a Special Memorial stone in Archangel Allied Cemetery, Russia being actually buried in Semenovka (Bereznik) Cemetery.

GREEN, William Joseph

The Book, page 236

Regimental number is WR/255645.

GREGORY, Harold

The Book, page 237

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

GREGORY, John

The Book, page 238

Regimental number is 546.

GRENOW, Stanley

The Book, page 238

Birth registered as George Stanley Grenow in Cirencester in Q3-1898.   Aged 19 at death.   Also commemorated on the Somerset War Memorial Book at Wells Cathedral.

GREY, Lionel Victor

The Book, page 239

Surname is GRAY.

GRIFFITH, John Gwynne

The Book, page 241

Commemorated on the grave of his parents in Leckhampton (St Peter's) Churchyard.  Awarded "Mentioned in Despatches" in May 1915.   His brother, Lt Col William Walter Griffith, 32nd Lancers Indian Army, who was killed in action in 1915 is also commemorated on this grave.   Major Griffith's original battlefield grave marker is on display in Cheltenham Cemetery.

GRIFFITH, Rupert Vardon deBurgh

The Book, page 241

Aged 22 at death.   He is also commemorated on a remembrance plaque in Christ Church, Cheltenham.

GRIMES, Fredrick Charles

The Book, page 242

Also commemorated on the family grave in Cheltenham Cemetery.

GUISE, Reginald Ewart

The Book, page 246

Also commemorated on the Prestbury (St Mary's Church) Roll of Honour.

GULLAND, Alexander Falkland

The Book, page 247

Also commemorated on the Prestbury (St Mary's Church) Roll of Honour.

GURNEY, Kenneth Gerrard

The Book, page 247

Also commemorated on the Highbury Congregational Church Roll of Honour.   His original battlefield grave marker is on display in Cheltenham Cemetery.

 

 

 

Page last updated:   15th February 2018
 

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