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   Observations   -   Surnames - H

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

HAILSTONE, George Rupert

The Book, page 248

Commemorated on stained glass window in St Stephen's Church and also on the family grave in Cheltenham Cemetery.

HALE, Charles Ernest John

The Book, page 250

Birth registered in Cheltenham in Q4 - 1896.   Aged 19 at death.

HALE, Frederick George

The Book, page 250

Birth registered in Cheltenham Q1-1893.   Aged 22 at death.   Buried in Plot 2675, Seaford Cemetery.   Also commemorated on the Charlton Kings (St Mary's Church) War Memorial.

HALEY J

The Book, page 250

Commemoration on the Cheltenham War Memorial possibly refers to Pte John Thomas Haley, 4491, 1/6th Bn Glos Regt.   He was born in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada in 1881 and enlisted into the British Army (3/6th Bn Glos Regt) at Bristol on 5th July 1915.   He served in France with 1/6th Bn Glos Regt between 13th April 1916 and 22nd June 1916 but was returned to the UK as no longer physically fit for service.   He was discharged from the Army on 19th September 1916 and awarded a service pension.   His wife, Mrs Elizabeth Emma Haley nee Plested), whom he married in Cheltenham in early 1916, resided at 51a Jersey Street, Cheltenham and later at 8 Clare Place, Bath Road, Cheltenham.   Details of death and burial have not yet been traced.

Further research indicates that he married Miss Violet Beatrice Donnelly in St John, NB, on 25th June 1914.

HALL, Alfred John

The Book, page 251

Birth registered in Cheltenham Q1-1898.   Aged 29 at death.   Parents James and Annie Hall, resided at 1 Moorend Cottage, Moorend Road, Cheltenham.   Also commemorated on the St James' Church Roll of Honour.   Not commemorated on the Charlton Kings War Memorial.

HALL, Arthur James

add to The Book, page 251

Birth registered in Winchcombe in Q1-1894.   Served as 17007, Pte, 10th Bn Worcs Regt.   Killed in action in France on 22nd March 1918, aged 24.   No known grave and commemorated on the Arras Memorial.   Parents William and Alice Hall, resided at 2 Gravel Pits, East End, Charlton Kings.   Commemorated on the Charlton Kings War Memorial and on the Charlton Kings (St Mary's Church) War Memorial.

HALL, Charles Albert. 

The Book, page 251

Birth registered in Cheltenham in Q3-1891.   Aged 27 at death.   Widow, Mrs Maud Hall, resided at 5 Hewlett Place, Cheltenham and later at Furze Cottage, Elmstone Hardwicke.

HALL, Edward J

add to The Book, page 251

Commemorated on the Elms Roll of Honour, and is possibly commemorated on the St James' School Roll of Honour.   No serviceman with this name has been traced as yet.

HALL  F W

The Book, page 253

Refers to Frederick Walter Hall, 51st Battalion Hampshire Regiment.   Also commemorated on the Leckhampton (St Peter's Church) Roll of Honour.

HANCOX, Bertie

The Book, page 255

This commemoration on the St John's Church War Memorial refers to Pte Bert HAYCOX, 381689, 1st Bn Dorset Regt who was killed in action in France  on 15th April 1917.   He is also commemorated on the Cheltenham War Memorial.

HANDLEY, Guy Frederick Beckham

The Book, page 256

Also commemorated on the Prestbury (St Mary's Church) War Memorial.   Awarded "Mentioned in Despatches".

HANKS, Edward Basil

The Book, page 256

Also commemorated on the family grave in Cheltenham Cemetery.

HANN, Francis Arthur

The Book, page 257

Birth registered in Clifton in Q4-1894.   Aged 21 at death.   Also commemorated on the Prestbury (St Mary's Church) War Memorial.

HANWELL, Maynell Osborne

The Book, page 257

Birth registered as Meynell Osborne in Cheltenham Q2-1900.

HARDING, Charles William

The Book, page 258

Also commemorated on the St James' School Roll of Honour

HARFORD, Maurice

add to The Book, page 260

Commemorated on the Elms War Memorial.   Refers to Pte, 52425, 12th Bn Somerset Light Infantry.   Died of illness at 4th Northern General Hospital, Lincoln, on 3rd April 1919, aged 20.  As he is listed on The Elms War Memorial he was in some way connected to the Cheltenham Union Workhouse.   He was apprenticed as a tailor to Mr Thomas Cook and resided with the Cooks at 1, Keynsham Terrace, Hales Road, Cheltenham and later at "Berverston" Keynsham Street, High Street, Cheltenham.   He is buried in the Newport Cemetery, Lincoln.  His death was reported in the Lincolnshire Chronicle published on Saturday 19th April 1919.  According to the British War Medal and Allied Victory Medal Rolls prepared by the Record Office of the Somerset Light Infantry in the 1920's,  Pte Harford served in the 6th Battalion Somerset Light Infantry and these medals were retained and later scrapped by the Army Medal Office due to no next of kin being traced.

HARKER, William George

The Book, page 261

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

HARPER, Clement Horace

The Book, page 261

Buried in Plot M/1376 in Cheltenham Cemetery.

HARPER, Henry Guy William

The Book, page 261

Also commemorated on the Holy Trinity School Roll of Honour.

HARRIS, Leonard Benjamin

The Book, page 262

Resided at 55 Alma Place, Gloucester.

HARRIS, Thomas William

The Book, page 262

Birth registered in Cheltenham Q2-1886.   Aged 30 at death.

HARRIS, Windham

The Book, page 263

Birth registered as Windham Wallace Harris in Shepton Mallet in Q4-1886.   Aged 30 at death.

HARRISON, Cyril Cazelet

The Book, page 264

Commemorated on a plaque in St Stephen's Church.

HARRISON, Maurice Cazelet

The Book, page 264

Commemorated on a plaque in St Stephen's Church.

HART, Charles

The Book, page 265

This commemoration remains unidentified.

HART, William

The Book, page 265

Birth registered in Cheltenham in Q1-1879.   Aged 35 at death.

HARVEY, Alfred T

The Book, page 265

Birth registered as Alfred Thomas Harvey in Winchcombe in Q2-1887.   Aged 27 at death.   Commemorated on a Roll of Honour in Sevenhampton (St Andrew's Church).

HARVEY, George Edward

The Book, page 266

Birth registered in Cheltenham in Q4-1883.   Aged 34 at death

HAWKER, Frederick James

The Book, page 267

Awarded "Mentioned in Despatches" in Despatch of Field Marshall Haig dated 13th November 1916 and published in the London Gazette, Issue 29890, dated 4th January 1917.

HAWKINS, Archibald

The Book, page 269

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

HAWKINS, Reginald

The Book, page 270

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

HAY, Douglas Woulfe

The Book, page 272

Commemorated on a brass plaque in St Mary's Church, Cheltenham.   Also commemorated on the family grave in Cheltenham Cemetery.

HAYCOX, Bert

The Book, page 272

Birth registered as Bertie Haycox in Cheltenham in Q1-1895.   Aged 22 at death.

HAYWARD, Arthur

add to The Book, page 273

Commemoration on St James's School Roll of Honour may well refer to 8335, Pte, 1st Bn Glos Regt, who was killed in action in France on 12th September 1915.   No known grave and commemorated on the Le Touret Memorial.   Enlisted in Cheltenham.

HAYWARD, George Henry

The Book, page 273

Aged 29 at death.   Not commemorated on the Charlton Kings (St Mary's Church) War Memorial.

HEBERDEN, Arthur Clements

The Book, page 275

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

HEEKS, Albert

The Book, page 275

Birth registered in Cheltenham in Q1-1890.   Aged 26 at death.   Also commemorated on the St James' Church Roll of Honour and on the St James' School Roll of Honour.

HELLINGS, Hugh Stowell

The Book, page 276

Date of birth 27th February 1886.   Aged 30 at death.

HEMMINGS, George

The Book, page 276

Birth registered as Alfred George Hemmings in Cheltenham in Q4-1897.   Aged 19 at death.

HENNELL, Arthur Samuel

The Book, page 276

Address of parents is "Springfield", London Road, Charlton Kings.   Also commemorated on the Charlton Kings (St Mary's Church) War Memorial.

HENNESSY,  Christopher

The Book, page 277

Birth registered as Christopher Hugh Hennessey in Cheltenham in Q1-1887.

HICKMAN, William Phinehas

The Book, page 277

Birth registered in Cheltenham in Q1-1896.   Aged 21 at death.

HICKS F W

The Book, page 277

The commemoration on the Cheltenham War Memorial refers to Frederick William Hicks whose birth was registered in Cheltenham Q2-1899.   Son of Raymond and Edith Hicks of 5 Brunswick Street North, St Paul's, Cheltenham.

HICKS, Alfred

The Book, page 277

Birth registered in Cirencester in Q4-1891.   Resided at 17 Lewis Lane, Cirencester.   Details of death and burial have not yet been traced.

HICKS W

The Book, page 278

Birth registered as William Charles in Cirencester in Q4-1894.   Served as 235427, Pte, Worcs Regt.   Resided at 17 Lewis Lane, Cirencester.   Details of death and burial have not yet been traced.   Brother of Alfred, above.

HILES, William Henry

The Book, page 278

Also commemorated on the Holy Trinity School Roll of Honour.

HILES, William James

The Book, page 278

Also commemorated on the Holy Trinity School Roll of Honour.

HILL, Herbert George

The Book, page 280

Service number is 351649.

HIRON, Arthur Thomas

The Book, page 280

Also commemorated on the Holy Trinity School Roll of Honour.

HOBSON A

The Book, page 282

No details of this commemoration on the Salem Baptist Church Roll of Honour have been found.

HODGSON, Eric Godfrey

The Book, page 282

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

HODSON, Hubert Bernard

The Book, page 283

Regimental number is 15256.   Only commemorated on the Charlton Kings (St Mary's Church) War Memorial.   Also commemorated on father's grave in Charlton Kings (St Mary's) Churchyard.

HOLDER Reginald Charles

The Book, page 284

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

HOLLAND, Ernest Harry

The Book, page 286

Birth registered in Cheltenham in Q2-1896.   Aged 20 at death.   Also commemorated on the St James' Church Roll of Honour and on the St James' School Roll of Honour.

HOLLOWAY, Harry

The Book, page 286

Birth registered in Cheltenham in Q2-1897.   Aged 19 at death.

HOLMES Thomas Gerald

The Book, page 287

Serving as 2Lt, Royal Horse Artillery.   ODGW records his date of death as 24th June 1916, and the DOHR lists his death as 27th March 1918.   In a notice published in the Gloucestershire Echo on 8th April 1918 his date of death was given as 29th March 1918.

HOLTHAM, Charles E

The Book, page 288

Refers to Charles Edward Holtham.   The birth of a Charles Edward HOLTAM was registered in Cheltenham in Q1-1888.

HOLTAM William Thomas Benjamin

 The Book, page 289

Commemorated on the Cheltenham War Memorial, the St Stephen's Church Roll of Honour and the St James' School Roll of Honour as HOLTHAM.   Birth registered in Cheltenham in Q1 of 1897 as HOLTAM.   Listed as HOLTAM in the DoHR.

HOOPER, Bert

The Book, page 289

Birth registered as Bertie Charles in Cheltenham in Q1-1897.   Also commemorated on the St James' Church War Memorial.   Death registered in West Derby (Liverpool) in Q4-1918 indicated that he may have died of illness (? flu) at the 1st (Western) General Hospital, Fazakerley, Liverpool.

HOPCRAFT, George Paul

The Book, page 290

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

HOPCRAFT, Peter

The Book, page 291

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

HOPKINS, Albert Edward

Add to The Book, page 291

This commemoration on the Staverton (St Catherine's Church) War Memorial refers to 12301, Pte, 12th Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment.   Died of wounds on 31st August 1918, aged 34, and buried in the Achiet-le-Grand Cemetery, France.   Fourth son of Thomas and Mary Hopkins of Hayden, Glos and husband of Lizzie Maria Hopkins who resided at 4 Malvern Road, Worcester.

HOPTON William Aisles Charles Job

The Book, page 293

Listed twice on the Cheltenham War Memorial, once as CJ and again as W.   Listed as CJ on the Holy Trinity Church Roll of Honour and as Joe on the St Paul's Church War Memorial.  Also commemorated on the Holy Trinity School Roll of Honour.

HOWES, Walter Sidney

The Book, page 296

Parents, William and Fanny Howes, resided at 3 Melville Terrace, Swindon Road, Cheltenham.   He is listed on the Great Western Railway (GWR) Roll of Honour.

HOWLETT, Albert Edward

The Book, page 296

Birth registered in Cheltenham in Q2-1889.   Aged 30 at death.   Regimental number is 28862.

HOWMAN Henry Roger

The Book, page 297

Birth registered in Tamworth in Q2-1878.   Aged 40 at death.

HUDSON, Albert

The Book, page 297

Serving with "G" Company RAMC based at the Sutton Veney Military Hospital, near Warminster.

HUMPHRIES William Charles

The Book, page 299

Also commemorated on the Bethesda Methodist Church War Memorial.

HUNT, Alfred Frederick William

The Book, page 299

Third forename is Victor.

HUNT, Thomas Walter Sidney

add to The Book, page 301

This commemoration on St James' School Roll of Honour refers to 11072, Pte, 7th Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment.   Killed in action at Gallipoli on 8th August 1915, aged 29, and commemorated on the Helles Memorial To The Missing.   Second son of Thomas and Ann Hunt of 13, Bath Terrace, Cheltenham.

 

 

 

 

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