Cheltonians Who Died In The Great War
Whilst Serving With The Labour Corps
|Ref||Name||Rank||Number||Unit and Previous Regt/Corps||Date Died||Cause||Loc||Age||Memorials|
|1||ARNOLD George||Pte||44441||75 Coy (Liverpool Regt)||8th August 1917||DOW||BE||34||CH HT|
|2||BARNETT Edward William||Pte||173147||315 Home Service Coy (Glos Regt)||22nd October 1918||DOI||UK||23||CH|
|3||BRAZENER George Edwin Arthur||Pte||100246||168 Coy (Devon Regt)||28th February 1919||DOI||FR||31||CH CK CKC|
|4||COUSINS Thomas Frederick||Pte||90729||659 Employment Coy (Devon Regt)||27th June 1918||DOI||FR||26||CH PE SM|
|5||CREED William Charles||Pte||4090||648 Labour Coy (Glos Regt)||7th December 1918||DOI||UK||–||PE|
|6||CROWTHER Charles William||Sgt||708395||Chinese Labour Corps (Welsh Regt)||11th December 1920||DOI||UK||41||SM|
|7||FISHER Evelyn Vernon Randolph||Pte||104559||175 Coy (Devon Regt)||20th February 1918||DOI||UK||34||CH AS PJ|
|8||GOULDING Austin John Bert||Pte||140585||659 Employment Coy (Glos Regt)||22nd September 1918||DOI||UK||33||CH CC|
|9||HALL Mark William||Pte||144796||3 Labour Bn (Devon Regt)||31st July 1917||DOI||UK||19||CH|
|10||HALLING Henry Francis||Pte||83630||140 Coy (Northants Regt)||19th October 1918||DOI||BE||44||CH PE|
|11||HART Charles Richard||Pte||596625||Not known||Not known||–||–||–||CH PA PE (Note 2)|
|12||HUMPHRIES William Charles||Pte||641051||Not known (Glos Regt)||21st January 1921||DOI||UK||24||CH BE|
|13||JORDAN William Henry||Cpl||246112||440 Agricultural Coy (Glos Regt)||5th November 1918||DOI||UK||28||CH|
|14||NUNNEY Harry Victor Cripps||Pte||43528||73 Coy (Liverpool Regt)||Not known||–||–||.||BA (Note 3)|
|15||PAGE John||Pte||102314||171 Coy (Glos Regt)||7th October 1917||KIA||BE||.||CH AS HT HTS|
|16||PARKER George Frederick||Pte||101147||169 Coy (Devon Regt)||18th July 1917||DOW||FR||35||CH PR PRC|
|17||RALPH Harold Edgar||Pte||102355||171 Coy (Devon Regt)||15th April 1918||KIA||FR||25||CH CC|
|18||SHEEN Michael||Pte||292296||704 Coy (RE)||8th October 1918||DOW||FR||44||CH PE|
|19||STRACHAN Albert||2Lt||–||att Chinese Labour Corps (Spec List)||30th October 1918||
1. The Labour Corps involvement in the Great War can be viewed here.
2. HART’s death and burial details have yet to be confirmed.
3. NUNNEY died in Gloucester in Q1 – 1971.
Official Headstones Provided for Labour Corps Soldiers.
Army Council Instruction (ACI) 68 of 1919 stated:
1. It has been decided that the memorial erected to the memory of any member of the Labour Corps who dies whilst serving in that Corps and who has previously served in any other unit, should record his connection with his previous regiment.
2. In future, therefore, in the inscription to be placed on the headstone or temporary wooden cross, the deceased’s previous regiment will be recorded, and he will not be shown as having belonged to the Labour Corps.
3. Before any inscription is recorded, reference will be made to the Officer i/c Labour Corps Records to ascertain the previous regiment in which the deceased served, and that regiment and his regimental number therein will be inscribed on the headstone or temporary cross.
4. If a man has served in more than one unit, the one in which he last served previous to transfer to the Labour Corps will be selected as his regiment. No alteration need to be made on temporary wooden crosses already erected, but care will be taken that all permanent headstones are properly inscribed. In theatres of war it may not be possible to ascertain at once the deceased’s previous regiment and in such cases there is no objection to the title Labour Corps being used as a temporary means of record.
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