LEAVING CHELTENHAM ..............and all that was dear

 

 

"Remember the men of Cheltenham who gave their lives for you in the Great War 1914 - 1919.   If they were strangers to one another here in their common home, they served and wrought and died in many lands near and far as a Band of Brothers.   Learn from them so to live and die that, when you have followed them and are no more seen, you may, like them, be remembered and regretted".

Inscription on the Cheltenham War Memorial

 

Cheltenham Roll of Honour of the Great War

Surnames  -  D

Ref

Surname

Names

Rank

Decs

Service/Regt/Corps

Number

Died

Age

Cause

Loc

Memorials

1

DAFFURN

Arthur Leonard

Pte

-

11th Bn Royal West Kent Regt

9992

071016

19

KIA

FR

CH  SM

2

DALE

Stanley Gilbert

Pte

-

att 5th Bn Ox & Bucks LI

2090

040418

19

KIA

FR

CH  PA  LB

3

DANBY

James Lionel

Pte

-

1/6th Bn Glos Regt

5218

040217

20

KIA

FR

CH  LB

4

DANCE

Henry Albert W

Pte

-

13th Bn Glos Regt

241402

220318

23

KIA

FR

CH  PE  SA  LB

5

DANIELS

George Thomas

Sgt

-

1st Bn Glos Regt

9635

080916

23

KIA

FR

PE

6

DARTNALL

Henry Thomson

Sgt

MSM, MiD

RAMC att HQ 1st Army

38630

191218

27

A

FR

CH  AS  GR   LB

7

DARTNALL

William James

Pte

-

2/5th Bn Glos Regt

3195

250916

19

KIA

FR

CH  AS   LB

8

DAUBENEY

George Henry J

Lt

-

2nd Bn Worcs Regt

-

260915

28

KIA

FR

CK  CKC  COL

9

DAVIES

Albert Henry

Sgt

-

2nd Sanitary Coy RAMC

3070

030516

.

KIA

EG

CH   LB

10

DAVIES

John 

Pte

-

10th Bn Royal Welsh Fusiliers

40086

200716

29

KIA

FR

EH

11

DAVIS

Albert Edward

Tpr

-

1/1st Royal Glos Hussars

2933

230416

27

KIA

PA

CH  PR  PRC   LB

12

DAVIS

Albert Ernest

Pte

-

1/5th Bn Glos Regt

241310

210716

23

KIA

FR

CH  SM   LB

13

DAVIS

Alfred John

Cpl

-

9th Bn Norfolk Regt

34109

300518

21

KIA

BE

CH  LU  SJS   LB

14

DAVIS

Ernest

Pte

-

Army Service Corps

-

251018

29

DOI

UK

PA            (Note 1)

15

DAVIS

Ernest

Pte

-

10th Bn Glos Regt

13345

250915

19

KIA

FR

CH  PA  SM   LB

16

DAVIS

Ernest Albert

Pte

-

1st Bn Glos Regt

10019

100115

22

DOW

FR

CH  LU  SJS  OD   LB

17

DAVIS

Frederick George

Sgt

-

1st Bn Glos Regt

6496

301014

31

KIA

BE

CH  AS   LB

18

DAVIS

Sidney

LCpl

-

3td Bn Coldstream Guards

3154

260616

34

KIA

BE

PR  PRC   LB

19

DAVIS

Thomas

Pte

-

18th Bn Machine Gun Corps

129351

230818

19

KIA

FR

CH  SM   LB

20

DE LA BERE

Cyril John Baghot

2Lt

-

10th Bn Glos Regt

-

180816

20

KIA

FR

PR  PRC  COL  (Note 2)

21

DEAKIN

Robert Hartley

2Lt

-

10th Jats att 45 Sqn RFC

-

220717

22

KIA

FR

GR

22

DEAN

Sidney Leonard

Pte

-

1st Bn Dorset Regt

31611

270818

21

KIA

FR

CH  HT   LB

23

DEANE

Ernest

Pte

-

4th Bn Worcs Regt

42594

311016

20

DOW

FR

CH   LB

24

DEARDEN

James Ferrard

Capt

DSO, MC**, MiD

1st Bn Royal Fusiliers

-

061019

23

DOI

UK

CH  COL   LB

25

DELANEY

Cecil James

Pte

-

10th Bn Glos Regt

19253

250915

16

KIA

FR

CH  PE  SG   LB

26

DELMAR - WILLIAMSON

George Frederick

Lt

-

13th Trg Sqn RAF

-

120718

19

A

UK

CH LK LKC CC COL LB

27

DENCHFIELD

Harry James

Pte

-

15th Bn Royal Warks Regt

911

230516

23

KIA

FR

CH PE SA SM  LB

28

DENLEY

Edward

Pte

-

1st Bn Dorset Regt

10235

020616

21

KIA

FR

CH  SS  LB

29

DENNETT

Frank

Cpl

-

8th Div Train ASC

49420

091118

32

DOI

FR

CH   LB

30

DENNIS

Cecil

Pte

-

XIX Corps Cyclist Coy

2716

210418

39

POW

FR

CH  LU  SJ  COL  LB

31

DERRICK

John Leslie

Capt

-

7th Bn East Yorks Regt

-

270817

26

KIA

BE

CH  GR   LB

32

DESAGES

Owen Loftus

2Lt

-

1st Bn Wilts Regt

-

270518

28

KIA

FR

CH  COL   LB

33

DESAGES

Wilfred Ronald

Capt

-

1/24th Bn London Regt

-

210318

34

KIA

FR

CH  COL   LB

34

DICKS

Edward

Pte

-

2nd Bn Glos Regt

16161

140515

39

KIA

BE

CH  PA  LB

35

DICKS

Ernest Geoffrey

Sig

-

RN - SS Queen

22294

280618

18

KIA

SEA

CH  LU

36

DICKS

Francis James N

2Lt

-

2/8th Bn Worcs Regt

-

270518

21

DOW

FR

CH  LU  LB

37

DIGBY

John Henry

Sgt

-

2nd Bn Grenadier Guards

6036

061114

36

KIA

BE

HTS

38

DIGHTON

Lesley Probyn

Sgt

-

2nd Bn Canterbury Regt NZEF

25150

070617

28

KIA

FR

CH  LB

39

DISNEY

Brabazon Thomas

Maj

-

166th Siege Bty RGA

-

171017

33

KIA

BE

HT

40

DISTON

Dennis William

LCpl

-

10th Bn Glos Regt

17261

220716

29

KIA

FR

PR  PRC  LB

41

DISTON

Sidney

Pte

-

8th Bn Glos Regt

11429

181116

19

KIA

FR

CH

42

DISTON

William

Pte

-

10th Bn Glos Regt

13349

250915

20

KIA

FR

AS

43

DIX

Albert

LCpl

-

1/2nd Bn Monmouth Regt

266067

180818

20

DOW

FR

CH  PA  LB

44

DIX

Alfred

Pte

-

10th Bn Glos Regt

19070

200716

31

KIA

FR

CH  PA

45

DODWELL

Henry Richard

LCpl

-

8th Bn Glos Regt

16009

120918

31

DOW

FR

CH  BE  LB

46

DODWELL

Joseph Henry

Pte

-

2/5th Bn Glos Regt

241005

300417

24

KIA

FR

CH  SM  LB

47

DOHERTY - HOLWELL

Raymond Vernon

Lt Col

DSO, MiD ****

CRE Staff HQ VIII Corps

-

090117

34

KIA

BE

CH  COL                  (Note 3)

48

DOPSON

William Henry

Pte

-

25th Bn Royal Welsh Fusiliers

355769

301117

32

KIA

PA

SH

49

DOUGHERTY

John Joseph

Rfn

-

11th Bn Royal Irish Regt

40257

200920

38

DOI

UK

CH  LU

50

DOWDESWELL

Robert James

Dvr

-

Depot ASC

312437

200417

24

DOI

UK

PR  PRC  OD

51

DOWDING

Sidney

AB

-

RN - HMS Defence

16179

310516

19

KIA

SEA

CH  LB

52

DOWNES

William Norman

Pte

-

1/5th Bn Glos Regt

4797

181116

20

KIA

FR

CH  LB

53

DRAKE

William Henry

Pte

-

1st Bn Glos Regt

6294

071114

31

KIA

BE

CH  CK  CKC

54

DRAKE

William Spencer

Sgt

-

2nd Bn Ox & Bucks LI

6776

250915

30

KIA

FR

CH  PA  LB

55

DRAPER

Frederick Melville

Pte

-

1/5th Bn Glos Regt

240857

050417

24

KIA

FR

LB

56

DRAPER

Ralph Piercy

Pte

-

10th Bn Glos Regt

13348

131015

19

KIA

FR

BC  PJ

57

DREW

Ernest

Sgt

MM

205th Coy Machine Gun Corps

6550

111017

28

KIA

BE

CH  PA  LB

58

DREW

William Ernest

Pte

-

10th Bn Glos Regt

24266

180716

33

DOW

FR

CH  PA

59

DRINKWATER

John Edward Percival Stroud

Pte

-

1/5th Bn Glos Regt

241488

-

.

-

UNK

SA                         (Note 4)

60

DRISCOLL

Frank Maurice

Sgt

-

10th Bn Glos Regt

13347

250915

20

KIA

FR

CH  PA  SG  LB

61

DRISCOLL

John Patrick

Pte

-

2/4th Bn Glos Regt

201995

270817

33

KIA

BE

CH  PA  SG  LB

62

DRIVER

Albert Ernest

Pte

-

7th Bn Glos Regt

36779

230918

28

DOI

ME

CH  PE  LB

63

DRIVER

Harry

LCpl

-

1st Bn Royal Warks Regt

29866

121017

28

DOW

BE

CH

64

DU BOULAY

Arthur Houssemayne

Lt Col

DSO, MiD*****

AQMG HQ 3rd Army

-

251018

38

DOI

FR

CH  AS  COL  LB   (Note 5)

65

DU BOULAY

Hubert Lionel Houssemayne

2Lt

-

1 Bn Wilts Regt

-

030916

19

KIA

FR

CH  AS  COL  LB

66

DUNFORD

Cyril Ernest

Pte

-

RMLI - 4th Royal Marine Bn

CH/2609(S)

250818

19

KIA

FR

CH

67

DUNN

Henry Arthur Packer

Pte

-

1/5th South Lancs Regt

54063

170918

19

KIA

FR

CH  PA  LB

68

DUNN

Reginald Theodore

Sgt

-

48th Div Cyclist Coy

1485

180816

26

KIA

FR

CH AS LU SA SM GR  LB

69

DUTFIELD

Ernest

Pte

-

1st Bn Glos Regt

9700

311018

23

POW

GE

CK  CKC

70

DUTTON

Charles

Pte

-

1st Bn Glos Regt

36798

260418

33

DOW

FR

CH  PA  LB

71

DYER

Herbert Arthur

2Lt

-

65th Sqn RFC

-

071217

39

KIA

FR

CH  COL  LB

72

DYER

Sydney Ernest

Pte

-

48th Div Cyclist Coy

52

190716

32

KIA

FR

CH   JN   HTS  LB

Notes:

1.   DAVIS was a civilian at the time of his death.

2.   DE LA BERE is known in official records as BAGHOT-DE LA BERE.

3.   DOCHERTY-HOLWELL was Mentioned in Despatches 5 times.

4.   DRINKWATER was taken POW by the Germans on 16th July 1916 and survived the war, returning to Cheltenham in December 1918.   He died at Bristol during Q1 - 1954.

5.   Lt Col A H DU BOULAY was Mentioned in Despatches 5 times.

 

 

 

Analysis of Casualties

 Cause

BE

EG

FR

GE

ME

PA

SEA

UK

UNK

TOTAL

Killed in Action  (KIA)

11

1

37

 

 

2

2

 

 

53

Died of Wounds  (DOW)

1

 

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

Died of Illness  (DOI)

 

 

2

 

 1

 

 

4

 

5

Accidental Death  (A)

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

1

 

2

Died as POW  (POW)

 

 

1

1

 

 

 

 

 

2

Unknown  (UNK)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

1

TOTALS

12

1

47

1

1

2

2

5

1

72

 

Uncommemorated in the Cheltenham Area

The following officers, sailors and soldiers had a family or other association with the Cheltenham area but were never commemorated on any local memorial.  It is now unlikely that the reasons for their non-inclusion will ever be fully discovered.

Ref

Surname

Names

Rank

Decs

Service/Regt/Corps

Number

Died

Cause

Loc

Notes

U1

DEE

Ralph John

Spr

-

70th Fd Coy RE

42073

081215

KIA

FR

Cheltenham

U2

DEVEREUX

Oliver William

Pte

-

10th Bn Glos Regt

26551

300816

KIA

FR

Cheltenham

U3

DOWDING

Alfred Ivan

LCpl

-

3rd Coy Australian MGC

2140

301216

KIA

FR

Cheltenham   (Note 1)

Notes:

1.   DOWDING is listed on a Roll of Honour for a service of commemoration at St Matthew's Church, Cheltenham held on 24th June 1917.

 

 

 

Page last updated:  2nd March 2018

 

 

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