Dean Close School, Cheltenham, War Memorial

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



Roll of Honour

Dean Close School, Cheltenham


Location:   The Chapel, Shelburne Road,  Cheltenham

Grid Reference:   SO 928215


“Cheltonians” listed on this Roll of Honour:   9

Last Visited:   April 2003

IWM War Memorial Ref:  In due course

Inscriptions on this Roll of Honour:  Roll of Honour 1914 – 1919

Dean Close School is a boarding school so the majority of its pupils were not Cheltonians.   In the windows below is the alphabetical list of “Cheltonians”  (i.e. those who are commemorated on other memorials in the Cheltenham area).

Alphabetical list of “Cheltonians” on this Roll of Honour

Brain W J B

Fosbery F S T

Gardner W S   *

Jones C L

Jones W S

Marshall A N

MacGregor A M   *

Poynder R H

Scammell H M   *

Those marked with * should be linked with the notes against their name below


1.   Gardner is commemorated on the grave of his parents in Charlton Kings Cemetery and also on a commemorative plaque in the Dean Close School Chapel.

2.   MacGregor was also known as Murray-MacGregor.

3.   Scammell is most probably Scamell.

4.   Lt I D Claughton, 11th Bn Suffolk Regt, a master at the school, was killed in action in France on 2nd March 1916, but not commemorated on the Roll of Honour.

5.   Cpl Harry Clement Seates RAMC, a gardener at the school, was accidentally killed in East Africa on 29 January 1919.   He is commemorated on the Chedworth (St Andrew’s Church) Roll of Honour.

6.   Commemorations at Dean Close School can be seen here.

7.   A Plaque to commemorate the School is located at St George’s Chapel, Ypres.

8.   All are commemorated in the Roll of Honour pages.

Below is a list of former pupils commemorated on the Roll of Honour who are associated with a specific address in Cheltenham but who are not commemorated elsewhere in the town:

Bowman M O

Hopkins W F

Panes A B

Panes E P M

Shaw C A

Thorne C E

Tunbridge G C



Roll of Honour

Dean Close School, Shelburne Street, Cheltenham

Name on Memorial Actual Name Number Rank Regt/Corps/Unit Died Age Cause Location Cemetery/Memorial Notes
BRAIN W J B Walter John 8/2851 Pte 1st Bn Otago Regt NZEF 14-Jul-16 25 KIA France – Armentieres Cite Bonjean Military SJ   
    Bennett               Cemetery (II.E.16)  
FOSBERY F S T Frank Sidney 2Lt 21st Bn Machine Gun Corps 21-Mar-18 20 KIA France – Villers-Guislain Pozieres Memorial, CH  CC
    Thomas               (Panel 90/93)  
GARDNER W S William Sutton 2Lt RFA att 57 Sqn RFC 06-Mar-17 19 KIAA France – West of Arras Avesnes-le-Compte Communal CH  GR
                    Cemetery (I.C.12)  
JONES C L Charles Lambert Lt 10th Bn Glos Regt 15-Jun-16 19 A France – Double Crassier, Maroc British Cemetery, CH  GR
                  near Loos (I.A.12)  
JONES W S William Saville Lt 1/4th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers 27-May-18 23 KIA France – Pontavert, Soissons Memorial, CH
                  Aisne France  
MARSHALL A N Arthur Norris 2Lt 4th Bn Bedford Regt 31-Jul-16 20 KIA France – Longueval, Thiepval Memorial CH  HT  
                  Somme (Pier 2C)  
MURRAY-MacGREGOR A Atholl Maj 172nd Siege Bty RGA 07-Dec-18 34 DOI Italy – CCS at Montecchio Montecchio Precalcino CH
                  Precalcino Communal Cemetery (9.C.6) MC, MiD
POYNDER R H Robert Hamilton Lt 2nd Bn South Staffs Regt 24-Mar-18 26 KIA France – Flesquieres Arras Memorial, CC  SS
                    (Bay 6)  
SCAMELL H M Henry Martin 554131 Rfn 1/16th Bn London Regt 17-Aug-17 40 DOW Belgium – CCS at The Huts Cemetery, CH
                  Dickebusch Dickebusch (IV.A.18)  





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