Cheltonians Buried In Charmes Miltary Cemetery, France

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



Cheltonians Buried In

Charmes Military Cemetery, Essegney, France


Location:  South of Nancy, France.

Visited:   See Note below

“Cheltonians” buried in this Cemetery:   1


Copyright and source:  Commonwealth War Graves Commission

“Cheltonians” buried in the Cemetery

Lieutenant Peter HOPCRAFT, 97 Squadron RAF, is buried in Plot I, D, 4.


He was killed in aerial action on 28th October 1918, whilst flying a Handley Page heavy bomber of the Independent Force.   He was 19 years old.


He is commemorated on the Bishops Cleeve War Memorial, the Southam War Memorial and on theCleeve Hill (St Peter’s Church) Roll of Honour.


His parents, George and Mildred Hopcraft, resided at Old Gable House, Southam.   His brother, George Paul Hopcraft, was killed in action on HMS Queen Mary during the Battle of Jutland on 31st May 1916.


1.   Thanks to Mr Marco Hoveling for his kind permission to use the photo of Lt Hopcraft’s headstone here.




Page last updated:  9th April 2014


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