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   Observations

    Surnames - M

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

Remarks

MABY Lionel Bruce

The Book, page 367

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

MACE Frederick James

The Book, page 367 and MIC

No age at death recorded.   Birth details not traced as yet.   Recorded on MIC as James F Mace.

MACKAY, Duncan Ronald Gordon

The Book, page 368

Also awarded "Mentioned in Despatches".

MAHON Sidney Albert

The Book, page 369

Birth registered in Cheltenham Q3 - 1895.   Age at death 21.

MAHON William Henry James

The Book, page 369

Birth registered in Cheltenham Q4 - 1892.   Age at death 21.

MALLETT Charles J

The Book, page 371

Birth registered in Cheltenham Q1 - 1899 as Charles John.   Also commemorated on the Holy Trinity School Roll of Honour.  79 Sqn RFC was stationed at Champrien at the time of his death.

MANSBRIDGE Sydney

The Book, page 371

Parents, Matthew and Cecelia Mansbridge, resided at 3 Pitville Villas, Holy Trinity, Cheltenham.

MANSELL Leigh

The Book, page 371

Birth registered in Winchcombe Q2 - 1888 as Lee.   Aged 30 at death.   Parents, Walter and Ann Mansell, resided at Main Street, Bishops Cleeve.

MANSELL William Daniel

The Book, page 372

Brother of Leigh, above.

MANSFIELD Edgar

The Book, page 372

Birth registered in Cheltenham Q1 - 1879.   Killed in action in Belgium on 10th June 1917.

MARGETTS Albert Victor Thomas

The Book, page 373

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

MARSDEN Edmund

The Book, page 374

Not commemorated as an official war casualty by the CWGC.   Case presented to MoD/CWGC on 9th June 2006 for him to be commemorated, and accepted.

MARSHALL Harry Alfred

The Book, page 376

Died of sickness at a POW camp at Niederbuhl, Rastatt, SW of Karlsruhe.

MARSHALL Henry Greville

The Book, page 376

Also commemorated on the Highbury Congregational Church Roll of Honour.

MARSHFIELD Ernest Alfred

The Book, page 377

Regimental number R/15659.   Commemorated on the St James School Roll of Honour.   Unit, 9th Bn KRRC was serving in France on the day of his death.

MARSHFIELD Ernest Alfred

SDGW

Surname recorded as MARSFIELD.

MARTIN Henry

The Book, page 378

Birth registered in Okehampton, Devon in Q2 - 1886, as Henry James.   Aged 31 at death.

MARTIN John Douglas

The Book, page 378

Also commemorated on the Bethesda Methodist Church Roll of Honour.

MASLIN Arthur George

The Book, page 379

Birth registered in Cheltenham Q2 - 1896.   Aged 20 at death.   Also commemorated on the St Mark's Methodist Church Roll of Honour.   His original battlefield grave marker is located in Cheltenham Cemetery.

MASLIN Arthur George

SDGW

Regimental number recorded incorrectly as 4400.   Should be 4490.

MASON B H

The Book, page 379

Not positively identified as yet.   Could be 10078, Pte, William Henry Mason, 2nd Bn South Wales Borderers, who died at sea off Gallipoli on 11th May 1915.   Birth registered in Cheltenham Q2 - 1887.   Enlisted into the Army in Newport.

MASON Ernest A

The Book, page 380

Birth registered in Cheltenham, Q3 - 1874 as Ernest.   Rank is Chief Steward.

MASON Ernest Charles

The Book, page 380

Birth registered in Cheltenham in Q4 - 1885.   Aged 30 at death.   Also commemorated on the Order of Oddfellows Roll of Honour.

MATTHEWS Francis G

The Book, page 384

Birth registered in Cheltenham Q3 - 1892 as Francis George.   Aged 25 at death.   Also commemorated on the Holy Trinity School Roll of Honour.

MATTHEWS Henry

The Book, page 385

Birth registered in Cheltenham in Q4 - 1891 as Horace Eli.   Aged 26 at death.

MATTHEWS Mervyn

The Book, page 385

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

MATTHEWS William Henry

SDGW

Recorded as died in UK.   Actually died in France and buried in the St Marie Cemetery, Le Havre, France

MAYALL George

The Book, page 387

Birth registered in Cheltenham Q1 - 1892.   Aged 23 at death.   Also commemorated on the Prestbury (St Mary's Church) War Memorial.   Parents, Herbert and Jane Mayall, resided at Lynworth Cottages, Noverton Lane, Prestbury.

MAYBREY Arthur James

The Book, page 387

Recorded as killed in action in France on 22nd July 1917.   Killed on 22nd July 1916, and there may well be evidence from the War Diary of 10th Bn Glos Regt that he was killed on 23rd July 1916.

MAYFIELD Charles Henry George

The Book, page 387

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

MAYO Albert Edward

The Book, page 388

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

MEAD Harry Edward

The Book, page 388

Birth registered in Cheltenham in Q2 - 1892.   Aged 26 at death.   Also commemorated on the St Mark's Methodist Church Roll of Honour.

MELHUISH Francis Albert

The Book, page 389

Birth registered in Bristol in Q3 - 1899.   Aged 17 at death.

MEREDITH Charles James

The Book, page 389

Buried in Plot A1/945 in Cheltenham Cemetery.

MERRITT Alfred

The Book, page 390

Birth registered in Tewkesbury in Q3- 1880 as Alfred MERRETT.

MEYRICKE Rupert John Chabbert

The Book, page 390

Serving with 58th Brigade Royal Field Artillery at time of death.

MIFLIN John

Cheltenham War Memorial

Listed on North panel as MIFFEN.

MIFLIN John

The Book, page 390

Serving with 5th (Reserve) Battalion Machine Gun Corps at time of death.

MILES Raymond

Cheltenham War Memorial

Commemorated twice on the North Panel.

MILES Hartlebury

The Book, page 391

Birth registered in Cheltenham in Q1 - 1892.   Aged 26 at death.

MILLER George William

The Book, page 391

Regimental number is 2/1244.

MITCHELL Stanley George

The Book, page 391

Birth registered in Cheltenham Q4 - 1894 as Stanley Lionel.   It appears he took his father's name of George for official purposes.

MITCHEM Harry J

The Book, page 394

Birth registered in Cheltenham Q1 - 1889 as Henry James.   Also commemorated on the Manchester Regiment Roll of Honour in Manchester Cathedral.

MITFORD Hector John

The Book, page 395

Birth registered in Chester Q3 - 1890 as Hector John D.   Aged 27 at death.

MONTAGNON Bernhard Cocure

The Book, page 395

Serving with 16th Machine Gun Company at time of death.   Awarded Military Cross (MC) - published in London Gazette on 2nd July 1918.

MOODY Jesse Arter

The Book, page 395

Birth registered in Worcester Q3 - 1885.   Aged 32 at death.

MOON Alfred Henry Victor James

The Book, page 396

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

MOORMAN Arthur

The Book, page 396

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

MORGAN Christopher George

The Book, page 397

Birth registered in Cheltenham Q2 - 1876.   Died in Cheltenham on 10th March 1920, aged 44 and buried in Cheltenham Cemetery, Plot K/8655.  Widow, Mrs Florence Louise Morgan, residing at 1 Angle Villa, Gratton Road, Cheltenham.   Regimental number 010660.  Served in France between 23rd January 1917 and 1st September 1917. Serving with 90th Company Army Ordnance Corps when discharged as no longer physically fit for war service on 17th November 1917.   Awarded Silver War Badge

MORGAN James Austin

The Book, page 397

Commemorated on St Peter's War Memorial but not recorded in Book.   Refers to CH/1596(S), Pte, Royal Marine Light Infantry, killed in action in France on 28th April 1917 serving with 'C' Company, 1st Royal Marine Battalion, Royal Naval Division.   Age at death 28 years.   Commemorated on the Arras memorial To The Missing.   Wife, Mrs Eva Morgan, resided at 15 Tewkesbury Road, Cheltenham.

MORGAN William Henry

The Book, page 398

Also commemorated on the Order of Oddfellows Roll of Honour.

MORRIS George Henry

The Book, page 398

Also commemorated on the Holy Trinity School Roll of Honour.

MORRIS James Ernest

The Book, page 399

Birth registered in Cheltenham Q1 - 1894.   Aged 22 at death.

MOSS H

The Book, page 400

Probably Harry Leslie MOSS, whose birth was registered in Cheltenham Q4 - 1890.   Served as L/9431, Pte, 1st Battalion Royal West Surrey Regiment.   Killed in action in Belgium on 31st October 1914 and commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial To The Missing.

MOTT Lewis Woodham

The Book, page 401

Christian name is Lewes.   Birth registered in Bishops Stortford Q4 - 1896.

MOURBEY Arthur James

The Book, page 403

Also commemorated on the Upton St Leonards War Memorial and on the Royal Gloucestershire Hussars War Memorial in Gloucester.

MOXEY Arthur Vincent Edward

The Book, page 403

Birth registered in Cheltenham Q2 - 1899.   Aged 19 at death.

MULHEARN William Edward

The Book, page 403

Born in Cheltenham on 21st March 1882.   Aged 35 at death.

MURPHY Frank Charles

The Book, page 405

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

MURPHY Thomas

The Book, page 405

Birth registered in Cheltenham Q4 - 1891.   Aged 24 at death.

MURRAY William James

The Book, page 406

Birth registered in Cheltenham Q1 - 1878.   Aged 39 at death.   Also commemorated on the Gloucester War memorial.

MUSGROVE George Henry Stuart

The Book, page 407

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

MUSTOE Daniel

The Book, page 407

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

MUSTOE Frederick

The Book, page 408

Birth registered in Cheltenham Q1 - 1893.   Aged 22 at death.

MUSTOE Harry

The Book, page 409

Birth registered in Cheltenham Q1 - 1875 as Harry William.   Aged 41 at death.

McCORMICK Edward

The Book, page 410

Commemorated on family grave in Cheltenham Cemetery.

McINTOSH Edward Francis

The Book, page 411

Buried in Cheltenham Cemetery Plot E/7261.   Unit serving with at death was 4th (Reserve) Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment TF.

 

 

 

Page last updated:   25th July 2018

 

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