Commemorations in Dean Close School, Cheltenham

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

Commemorations of the Great War

Dean Close School, Cheltenham


Location:  Shelburne Road,  Cheltenham

Grid Reference:   SO 947226

Commemorations in Chapel:  2  (1 Cheltonian)

Commemorations outside Chapel:   1

Last Visited:   April 2003

IWM War Memorial Refs:   49607

Commemorations in the Chapel

2Lt William Sutton GARDNER, Royal Field Artillery attached to Royal Flying Corps, was killed in action in his aircraft on 6th March 1917 in the Arras area of France.  

He is buried in the Avesnes-Le-Compte Communal Cemetery, France.

He is commemorated on the Cheltenham War Memorial, the Grammar School Roll of Honour, the Dean Close School Roll of Honour and on the grave of his parents in the Charlton Kings Cemetery.

His parents, William and Harriet Gardner, resided at “Laurel House” St Georges Place, Cheltenham.

The Dedication Stone at the Chapel of Dean Close School.  

“This Dedication Stone was laid by Sir James Tynte Agg-Gardner MP, November 1922, in memory of the Old Boys of the School who laid down their lives in the Great War”

UKNIWM Ref:   49607



1.  Dean Close School  Roll of Honour can be viewed here.

2.  The plaque commemorating Dean Close School located at the St George’s Chapel, Ypres, can beviewed here.





Page last updated:   11th September 2018


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