War Graves of The Great War in

St Lawrence's Churchyard, Swindon Village

Location:   St Lawrence's Churchyard, Swindon Grid Reference:   SO 934249
Last Visited:   24th April 2005 WW1 War Graves in the Churchyard:   2

War Graves in the Churchyard

Captain Douglas Ridley Clunes GABELL, 13 Training Squadron, Royal Air Force, is buried on the South boundary of the Churchyard.  

He was killed in a flying accident near Chippenham on 12th July 1918, aged 20.

He is commemorated on the Cheltenham War Memorial and the Swindon Village War Memorial.

His father, the Reverend Arthur Charles Gabell was Rector of St Lawrence Church, Swindon Village.

Pte William Henry Nelson KEYTE, 10th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment is buried in the cemetery, although the actual location of his grave is unknown.

He died of illness on 25th October 1918 and was buried in this cemetery on 30th October 1918.  The burial is recorded as number 772 in the Churchyard Burial Register.

He is commemorated on the St Peter's Church War Memorial.

At the time of his death his parents, Mr and Mrs William Keyte, resided at "Woodbines", Swindon Village.   They had previously resided at 4 Swindon Road, Cheltenham.

A photograph of the grave will hopefully be posted here in due course when the exact location of the grave is discovered.

Those commemorated on graves in the churchyard can be viewed here

Sgt George Lombard CANNOCK, Household Cavalry, KIA in France, 8th August 1918

LCpl Charles Gordon WINSTONE, Cameron Highlanders, KIA in France, 18th May 1915


1.   Captain Gabell was killed in the same aircraft accident as Lt Delmar-Williamson (see Leckhampton War Memorial).   He is buried in a  civilian grave which is listed in the Debt of Honour Register at the CWGC.

2.   Pte Keyte's burial is not recorded on the Debt of Honour Register at the CWGC and he is not listed as an official war casualty.

3.   Swindon Village War Memorial can be viewed here.

4.   Commemorations in St Lawrence Church and Churchyard can be found here.


Page last updated: 11th January 2009


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