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    Surnames - S

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

SANDERS, John Emerton

The Book, page 496

Birth registered in Cheltenham in Q4-1896.   Aged 19 at death.   Also commemorated on the Highbury Congregational Church Roll of Honour and on the grave of his parents in Cheltenham Cemetery.

SANSOM, Frederick John

The Book, page 497

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

SAUNDERS, Alfred

The Book, page 497

Also commemorated on the St James School War Memorial.

SAUNDERS, Edward Charles Sims

The Book, page 498

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

SCAMELL, Henry Martin

The Book, page 499

Also commemorated on the Dean Close School Roll of Honour.

SCHUSTER, Christopher John Claud

The Book, page 500

Serving with 1st Battalion Rifle Brigade at death.   Parent unit was 5th (Reserve) Battalion Rifle Brigade.

SCOTT, John Stuart Binny

The Book, page 500

Born on 1st February 1888.   Aged 26 at death.

SCREEN, John

The Book, page 501

Serving with 109 Protection Company RDC at death, aged 52.

SEABORNE, Albert Edward

The Book, page 501

Birth registered as Albert Edward SEABORN in Cheltenham in Q3-1897.

SEALEY, Ernest James

The Book, page 501

Birth registered in Axbridge in Q4-1883.   Aged 34 at death.   Also commemorated on the Charlton Kings (St Mary's Church) War Memorial and on the Charlton King's Baptist Church Roll of Honour.

SEATES, Harry

The Book, page 502

Date of death is 29th January 1919.   Buried in Muranga (St James and All Martyrs) Churchyard, Fort Hall, Kenya.

SHARP Francis George

The Book, page 502

Birth registered in Southam, Warks, in Q3-1892.   Rank of Cpl at death.   Also commemorated on the Staverton War Memorial.

SHARP, Harry

The Book, page 503

Birth registered in Cheltenham in Q4-1884.   Aged 31 at death.

SHAW, Archibald

The Book, page 504

This commemoration on the All Saints Church War Memorial refers to 112243, Sgt, Archibald McDonnell Shaw, 'G' Special Company, Royal Engineers, who was killed in action on 6th May 1917, aged 27, and buried in Beaulencourt British Cemetery, Ligny-Thilloy (Plot III.E.28).

SHAW, Greville Havergal

The Book, page 504

Rank at death is Lt Col.

SHAW J

Add to The Book, page 504

Refers to a commemoration on the St James' Church War Memorial and on the St James' School War Memorial.   No details discovered of this serviceman as yet.

SHAW, Leslie George

The Book, page 505

Also commemorated on the St James' School War Memorial.

SHEEN, Michael

The Book, page 505

Birth registered in Cheltenham in Q3-1874.   Aged 44 at death.   Serving with 704th Labour Company at death.

SHEEPWAY, Dennis Norman

The Book, page 505

Regimental number is 2138513.  

SHERWOOD, Reginald

The Book, page 508

Birth registered as Reginald Vincent Sherwood in Cheltenham in Q2-1892.    Regimental number is TF/4547.

SHEWARD, Thomas Edward

The Book, page 508

Birth registered in Cheltenham in Q3-1895.   Aged 22 at death.

SHILLUM, Edwin Charles

The Book, page 508

Birth registered in Winchcombe in q-1895.   Aged 23 at death.   Also commemorated on the Charlton Kings (St Mary's Church) War Memorial.

SHIPWAY, Edwin Charles

The Book, page 509

Also commemorated in the County of Somerset War Memorial Book located in Wells Cathedral.

SIDDALL, Augustus Giles

The Book, page 510

Serving with Drake Battalion Royal Naval Division at death.   Also commemorated on the Leckhampton (St Peter's Church) Roll of Honour.

SIMPSON J

The Book, page 511

This commemoration refers to 14941, Pte, James Simpson, 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards, who was killed in action in Belgium, aged 22, on 27th October 1914.   Commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial.   Birth registered in Winchcombe in Q4-1892.

SIMS, Arthur Henry

The Book, page 511

Birth registered in Cheltenham in Q4-1887.   Aged 28 at death.   Also listed on a Roll of Honour for a commemorative service in St Matthews Church in 1917.

SIMS, Arthur William

The Book, page 512

Birth registered in Cheltenham in Q3-1895.

SIMS, Harry Greatorix

The Book, page 512

Birth registered as Henry Greatorex in Gloucester in Q2-1894.   Death occurred in 1st (Eastern) General Hospital RAMC, Cambridge, and death registered in Cambridge in Q3-1916.   Also commemorated on the Charlton Kings (St Mary's Church) War Memorial and on the Order of Oddfellows Roll of Honour.

SINGER, Frederick Charles

The Book, page 513

Also commemorated on the family grave in Cheltenham Cemetery.

SKEY, Charles

The Book, page 514

Birth registered in Cheltenham in Q2-1880.   Aged 38 at death.

SKINNER, Edward Victor

The Book, page 515

Regimental Number is R/37216.   Parents William and Harriett Skinner resided at 2 Bubbs Cottages, York Street, Cheltenham.   Also commemorated on the Holy Trinity School War Memorial.

SKIRTEN William

The Book, page 515

Birth registered as William Richard Skirten in Cheltenham in Q1-1897.   Resided at New Cottage, Barrow, Boddington.   Commemorated as SKIRTON on the Boddington (St Mary Magdalene) War Memorial.

SLATTER, Lionel Arthur

The Book, page 516

Also listed on a Roll of Honour for a commemorative service in St Matthews Church in 1917.   Also commemorated on the Charlton Kings (St Mary's Church) War Memorial.

SLEE, John William Lance

The Book, page 516

Serving as TR/7/27549, 51st (Young Soldier) Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment at death.   Buried in Plot 3/93 in Charlton Kings Cemetery.

SLEE, Thomas

The Book, page 516

Birth registered as Thomas James Slee in Barnstaple, Devon, in Q1-1880.   He accidentally shot himself whilst aboard HMS Fury.   Also commemorated on the Charlton Kings (St Mary's Church) War Memorial.

SMITH Albert Edgar

The Book, page 517

Service number is PO/15999.

SMITH Albert E

The Book, page 518

Not in fact commemorated on the Cheltenham War Memorial.

SMITH William James

The Book, page 524

Served as 1882, Cpl, 1/5th Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment.   Died in England on 18th February 1915.   No record of his death in SDGW.

STANLEY George Henry

The Book, page 529

Enlisted on 29th January 1916 and discharged from the Army, as a Private soldier, on medical grounds on 4th August 1916.   Awarded Silver War Badge serial number 204734 on List L749.

STEPHENSON Bernard Ernest

The Book, page 533

Served as 12238, Pte, 7th Battalion Gloucestershire regiment.   He is listed as STEPHENSON E on the Bishops Cleeve War Memorial and on the Southam War Memorial.   He was born ALBERT BERNARD SORRELL in Q1 - 1892.  In the DoHR his age at death and home address are not recorded.

STEVENS, Cyril Stanley Geoffrey

The Book, page 533

Enlisted into the Royal Fusiliers as a Private, regimental number 3228, prior to commissioning on 11th February 1915.

STRACHAN Aubrey Causton

The Book, page 538

Served as Lt, 70th Brigade Royal Field Artillery.   In ODGW the award of the MC and Bar has been omitted.   The Book records his rank as 2Lt.

 

 

Page last updated:   9th February 2018

 

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