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   Observations

    Surnames - W

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".

 

(Observations here are being gradually investigated and corrected where necessary)

Name

Source

Observations

WAGHORNE Frederick

The Book, page 583

Birth registered in Cheltenham in Q1-1889.   Aged 27 at death.   Regimental number is M2/166392.   Buried in the Rawalpindi War Cemetery, Pakistan, Plot 3.C.20.   Not commemorated on the Delhi Memorial.

WAITT Reginald Charles

The Book, page 584

Date of death to be confirmed - either 22nd or 27th August 1917.

WAKEFIELD Albert Henry

The Book, page 584

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

WAKEFIELD Frank Edward

The Book, page 584

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

WALE Edmund Joseph

The Book page 585

Aged 33 at death.

WALKLEY Alfred

The Book, page 585

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

WALLACE Harry

The Book, page 585

Aged 39 at death.   Also commemorated on the St James' School Roll of Honour.

WALTER William Frederick

The Book, page 586

Date of death is 11th August 1915.   Aged 52 at death.

WALTERS Edward Charles

The Book, page 586

Date of death is 22nd December 1914.

WARD Charles Albert John

The Book, page 589

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

WARD Charles Henry

The Book, page 590

Also commemorated on the Salem Baptist Church Roll of Honour.

WARD Frederick

The Book, page 590

Birth registered as Frederick Arthur in Cheltenham in Q1-1887.   Also commemorated on the Salem Baptist Church Roll of Honour.

WARD Frederick Thomas

The Book, page 591

Aged 27 at death.

WARING Clarence Sydney

add to The Book, page 592

This commemoration on the Badgeworth (Holy Trinity Church) Roll of Honour (as Sidney), refers to 9729, Pte, 7th Battalion Royal Berkshire Regiment, killed in action in Salonika on 24th April 1917 and listed on the Doiran Memorial, Salonika.   Birth registered in Cheltenham in Q3-1897 as Clarence Sydney.   Aged 19 at death.   Parents Albert Henry and Annie Waring, resided at The Reddings, Cheltenham.

WARREN John Booker Brough

The Book, page 593

Also commemorated on the Highbury Congregational Church Roll of Honour.

WATKINS Gwilym

The Book, page 594

Listed in SDGW.

WATKINS Wilfred Adolphus

The Book, page 594

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

WEAVER Leonard Henry

The Book, page 595

Also commemorated on the St James' Church Roll of Honour.   Listed as Henry Leonard in SDGW and as Henry L in MIC.

WEAVER H

add to The Book, page 595

This commemoration on the St James' Church Roll of Honour has not yet been identified.

WEAVIN William Henry

The Book, page 596

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

WEBB Harry St Clair Clifford

The Book, page 597

Serving with 4th (Reserve) Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment at death.

WEBB Valentine

The Book, page 598

Birth registered as Valentine Ward Webb in Cheltenham in Q1-1879.   Aged 38 at death.   Serving with Rail Transport Depot Royal Engineers at death.   Wife, Mrs Amelia Sarah Webb, resided at 58 Rutland Street, Cheltenham.

WEBB William

The Book, page 598

Service number is PLY/10573.  

WEBBER Frank Bernard

The Book, page 598

Birth registered in Cookham (Berks) in Q3-1885.   Aged 30 at death.

WEBBER Jesse George

The Book, page 599

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

WELCH Arthur Joseph

The Book, page 599

Service number is R/5418.

WELLER Charles

The Book, page 600

Birth registered as Charles Henry Weller in Epsom in Q2-1894.

WELLS William White

The Book, page 601

Birth registered in Fulham in Q1-1886.   Aged 30 at death.

WHATLEY Walter

The Book, page 602

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

WHEELER Francis H

The Book, page 602

Birth registered as Francis Hubert in Cardiff in Q1-1883.   Aged 34 at death.

WHEELER Henry John

The Book, page 603

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

WHEELER Reginald Arthur

The Book, page 603

Also commemorated on parents grave in Cheltenham Cemetery.

WHEELER Thomas Gilbert

The Book, page 604

Also commemorated on the Holy Trinity School Roll of Honour.

WHEELER Thomas Henry

The Book, page 604

Killed in action in Palestine.

WHITE Alfred

add to The Book, page 605

Commemoration on the Charlton Kings (St Mary's Church) War Memorial refers to 9694, Sgt, Alfred White, 1st Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, killed in action in France on 21st October 1916, aged 26, and commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial.   Wife, Mrs Edith White, resided at 2 Hill View, Church Place, Charlton Kings.

WHITE Thomas Henry

The Book, page 605

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

WHITTINGHAM Frederick J

The Book, page 606

Birth registered as Frederick Charles Whittingham in Plymouth in Q4-1890.

WICKSEY Edgar Gideon

The Book, page 607

Also commemorated on the Bethesda Methodist Church Roll of Honour.   Not commemorated on the Cheltenham Parish Church Boys School Roll of Honour.

WIDDOWS Henry

The Book, page 607

Also commemorated on the Holy Trinity School Roll of Honour.

WIGLEY Charles John

The Book, page 608

Serving with 1st (South Midland) Sanitary Section RAMC at time of death.

WILKINS James

The Book, page 609

Birth registered in Leeds in Q2-1898.   Aged 18 at death.

WILKS Charles Peter

The Book, page 609

Also commemorated on the Order of St John of Jerusalem (Cheltenham Branch) Roll of Honour and on the St John's Ambulance Brigade (Cheltenham Branch) Roll of Honour.   Also commemorated on his widow's grave in Teddington (St Nicholas) Churchyard.

WILKS Joseph William

The Book, page 610

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

WILLIAMS Albert John

The Book, page 611

Also commemorated on the Charlton Kings (St Mary's Church) War Memorial.   Parents resided at 2 Lemon Cottages, East End, Charlton Kings.

WILLIAMS Albert John

The Book, page 611

Age 27 at death.

WILLIAMS Alfred

The Book, page 612

Also commemorated on the Cheltenham Parish Church Boys School Roll of Honour.

WILLIAM Edward

The Book, page 613.

Buried in Cheltenham Cemetery, plot A1/941, with a CWGC headstone.   Aged 30 at death.

WILLIAMS Frank

The Book, page 613

Regimental number is M2/048255.

WILLIAMS Frank

The Book, page 613

Also commemorated on the Charlton Kings War Memorial.

WILLIAMS Frank Andrew

The Book, page 614

Birth registered in Cheltenham in Q3-1883.   Age 32 at death.   Also commemorated on the Charlton Kings (St Mary's Church) War Memorial.

WILLIAMS Frederick

The Book, page 614

Not commemorated on the St Peter's Church War Memorial or on the Charlton Kings War Memorial.   He is commemorated on the Cheltenham Parish Church Boys School Roll of Honour.

WILLIAMS Frederick Benjamin

The Book, page 615

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

WILLIAMS George William

The Book, page 615

Actually commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial To The Missing, Panels 19 to 32 and 162.

WILLIAMS Harry

The Book, page 615

Birth registered in Cheltenham in Q4-1890.   Aged 28 at death.   Also commemorated on the Cheltenham Parish Church Boys School Roll of Honour.

WILLIAMS Jesse

The Book, page 616

Birth registered in Cheltenham in Q2-1893.   Age 25 at death.

WILLIAMS Lewis

The Book, page 616

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

WILLIS Hugh Duberly

The Book, page 618

Commemorated on the Charlton Kings (St Mary's Church) War Memorial but not on the Charlton Kings War Memorial.

WILLIS Sidney

The Book, page 618

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

WILLIS William

The Book, page 619

Rank is Sgt.   Not awarded MM but the MSM.

WILLOUGHBY Edwin Charles

The Book, page 619

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

WILLS A H

The Book, page 620

Christian names Arthur Herbert.

WILSON William George Henry

The Book, page 621

Birth registered in Cheltenham in Q3-1879.   Age 37 at death.

WINSTONE Albert Edward John

The Book, page 622

Birth registered in Cheltenham Q4-1894.   Age 24 at death.  Commemorated on the Charlton Kings (St Mary's Church) War Memorial but not on the Charlton Kings War Memorial.

WINSTONE Charles Gordon

The Book, page 622

Birth registered in Cheltenham in Q4-1894.   Age 20 at death.   Served with 1/4th Battalion Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders.   Also commemorated on the Leckhampton (St Peter's Church) Roll of Honour.

WINSTONE Walter Wilfred

The Book, page 623

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

WINTER Wilson Barrett

The Book, page 623

Birth registered as Wilson Frank H Winter in Bridgwater in Q3 - 1893.   Buried in Cheltenham Cemetery on 29th March 1919.

WINTERBOTHAM Cyril William

The Book, page 624

Also commemorated on the Highbury Congregational Church Roll of Honour.   Commemorated on the family grave in Cheltenham Cemetery.

WIXEY William John

add to The Book, page 625

Commemoration on the Cheltenham Parish Church Boys School Roll of Honour refers to PO/2438(S), Pte, William John Wixey, Royal Marine Light Infantry, 2nd Royal Marine Battalion, who was taken as a POW by the Germans on 28th March 1918.  He returned to Cheltenham in January 1919.   He was born in Cheltenham on 7th June 1889 and enlisted into the RMLI on 8th September 1917.   At enlistment, his wife, Mrs Olive Elizabeth Wixey, resided at 6 Henrietta Street, Cheltenham.   He died in Cheltenham on 2nd October 1947 and is buried in Cheltenham Cemetery.   At the time of his death, he resided at 57 St Pauls Street, Cheltenham.

WOOD Lionel Waterhouse

The Book, page 635

Served with 51st Battery/13th Australian Field Artillery Brigade.   Aged 22 at death.   His mother, Mrs C E Wood, resided at Hope Street, South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

WOODWARD Harold

The Book, page 627

Birth registered as Harold William Woodward in Cheltenham in Q1-1899.   Also commemorated on the Highbury Congregational Church Roll of Honour.   Date of death to be confirmed.

WOOLLCOMBE-BOYCE Harold Courtenay

The Book, page 628

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

WOOLNOUGH Frederick James

The Book, page 628

Also commemorated on the family grave in Cheltenham Cemetery.

WOORE Alfred George

The Book, page 629

Birth registered in Cheltenham in Q3-1883.   Age 34 at death.   Also commemorated on the St Luke's Church Roll of Honour.

WOORE William Arthur

The Book, page 630

Birth registered in Cheltenham in Q1-1895.   Age 23 at death.

WORKMAN Richard

The Book, page 631

Birth registered in Cheltenham in Q1-1893.   Age 23 at death.

WRIGHT Frederick

The Book, page 632

Birth registered in Stratford in Q1-1895.   Age 22 at death.

WRIGHT Stephen Raymond

The Book, page 633

Birth registered as Stephen Reginald in Wantage in Q4-1891.   Age 24 at death.

 

Page last updated:  20th February 2018

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