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SS Philip and James' Church, Cheltenham

Location:  Painswick Street,  Cheltenham Grid Reference:   SO 945213
Commemorations on Graves:   Nil Commemorations in the Church:   1 
Last Visited:   October 2004 UKNIWM 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 Ypres 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 Church Roll of Honour and the Cirencester War Memorial.

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 Philips Church Roll of Honour can be viewed here.

 

Page last updated: 3rd August 2013

 

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