War Graves in Badgeworth (Holy Trinity) Churchyard

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Holy Trinity Churchyard, Badgeworth, Glos


Location:   Holy Trinity Churchyard, Badgeworth

Grid Reference:   SO 902193

Last Visited:   April 2007

War Graves of the Great War in the Churchyard:   2

  Copyright:  Allan D James, 2001

War Graves of the Great War in the Churchyard

  Copyright:  Allan D James, 2007

Pte Jeffrey BEESLEY, 16th (Reserve) Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment and later of 94th Training Reserve Battalion is buried in the South-East of the Churchyard.


He died of illness at Chiseldon Camp on 7th April 1917, aged 18.


He is commemorated on the Cheltenham War Memorial, the St Mark’s Church Roll of Honour and the Badgeworth (Holy Trinity Church) War Memorial.


His parents, Edwin and Sarah Beesley, resided at 2 Hatherley Lane, Cheltenham.

2Lt Sidney Albert SCRIVEN, Royal Air Force, is buried in the South of the Churchyard.  


He died on 14th March 1920, aged 20, and was buried on 19th March 1920.   His home address in the Church Burial Register is recorded as 120 High Street, Merthyr.


His brother, LCpl Gilbert George SCRIVEN, is commemorated on the grave.  He was killed in action on 12th April 1917 during the Arras Offensive.   He is buried in Brown’s Copse Cemetery, Roeux, near Arras, France.


Sidney and Gilbert are not commemorated in Badgeworth or on any local war memorial.   Their father, Mr Charles John Scriven, resided at Godfrey House, The Reddings, Cheltenham.

  Copyright:  Allan D James, 2007

The following are commemorated on graves in the Churchyard which can be viewed here

Pte Percy George BALDWIN, 71st Aux MT Coy ASC, died of wounds, Boulogne, France, 5th November 1918

LCpl Jesse BLISS, 12th Bn Glos Regt, died of wounds, Godewaersvelde, France, 10th October 1917

Sgt Edward Pearce CRITCHLEY, 2/5th Bn Glos Regt, killed in action, East of Ypres, Belgium, 22 Aug 1917

Lt Gerald Alexander Clifford MOORE, 8th Bn Cameronians, died of wounds, Malta, 11th July 1915

LCpl Gilbert George SCRIVEN, Household Bn, killed in action, Arras, France, 11th April 1917


1.   Beesley’s grave is recognised by the CWGC and is listed in the Debt of Honour Register.

2.   Scriven’s grave is recognised by the CWGC and is listed in the Debt of Honour Register.

3.   Badgeworth (Holy Trinity Church) Roll of Honour Tablet can be viewed here.

4.   Commemorations in the Churchyard can be found here.






Page last updated:   18th June 2018


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