Poperinghe New Military Cemetery,

West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

Location:  Poperinghe, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Visited:   November 2004 (see Notes) "Cheltonians" buried in the Cemetery:   2
CWGC Cemetery Information Sheet can be viewed here

"Cheltonians" buried in this Cemetery

Lt Col Raymond Vernon DOHERTY-HOLWELL, DSO, Royal Engineers

Lt Col Herbert STONEY-SMITH, DSO, 1st Battalion Leicestershire Regiment

Lt Col Raymond Vernon DOHERTY-HOLWELL, DSO, Royal Engineers, is buried in Plot II, Row B, Grave 12.   He was killed in action on 9th January 1917 in the Ypres area of Belgium.

He is commemorated on the Cheltenham War Memorial and the Cheltenham College Roll of Honour.

He attended Cheltenham College between 1896 and 1899, but other connections with Cheltenham have yet to be traced.

Lt Col Raymond Vernon Doherty-Holwell

Royal Engineers

1882 - 1917

Lt Col Herbert STONEY-SMITH, DSO, 1st Battalion Leicestershire Regiment, is buried in Plot I, Row E, Grave 23.

He was killed in action on 22nd October 1915, aged 47, in the Ypres area of Belgium.

He is commemorated on the St Stephen's Church Roll of Honour and on the family grave in Cheltenham Cemetery.

He left a widow, Mrs Mabel Sophia Stoney-Smith who resided at "Burnbrae" Leckhampton Road, Cheltenham.

Notes:

1.   Sincere thanks to Mr Aurel Sercu who took the photo of the cemetery and headstones in November 2004 and permitted their use here.

 

Page last updated: 7th January 2009

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