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   Commemorations in St Philip and St James Church, Leckhampton

 

Location:  Painswick Street,  Cheltenham

Grid Reference:   SO 945213

Commemorations on Graves:   Nil

Commemorations in the Church:   1 

Last Visited:   October 2004

IWM Register of WM Ref:   In due course

Commemorations in the Church

The memorial plaque to Lt Col Richard Chester CHESTER-MASTER DSO*, 13th Battalion Kings Royal Rifle Corps, situated in the St Philip and St James Church.  

He was killed in action leading his battalion in the Locre area of Belgium on 30th August 1917 aged 47.  

He is buried in the Locre Hospice Cemetery, Heuvelland, Belgium.

He is commemorated on the Cheltenham War Memorial, the St Philips and St James Church Roll of Honour and the Cirencester War Memorial.

He is also commemorated at Christ Church College, Oxford, at Harrow School, on the Almondsbury War Memorial, and in St Mary's Church, Almondsbury.

His family resided at "St Clair", The Park, Cheltenham and his widow, Mrs Geraldine Mary Rose Chester-Master, later resided at Querns Lance House, Cirencester.

 

Notes:

1.   St Philip and St James Church Roll of Honour can be viewed here.

 

 

Page last updated: 30th September 2017

 

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