Magnaboschi British Cemetery, Italy

MagnaboschiBritishCemetery, Italy

Location:  2 kilometres south of the village of Cesuna in the Commune of Roana, Italy
Visited:   August 2007 (see Notes) “Cheltonians” buried in the Cemetery:   2
CWGC Cemetery Information Sheet can be viewed here

Magnaboschi British Cemetery

 Copyright and source – Commonwealth War Graves Commission

“Cheltonians” buried in this Cemetery

Private Charles Arthur COLES, 1/5th Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment, is buried in Plot I, Row F, Grave 8.

He was wounded in action on 15th June 1918 and was killed by a shell whilst on his way for treatment at a Dressing Station.   He was 24 years of age.

He is commemorated on theCheltenham War Memorial, theSt Paul’s Church War Memorial, theSt John’s Church War Memorial, theHighbury Congregational Church Roll of Honour and on the Cheltenham Roll of Honour.

He left a widow, Mrs Amelia Coles, who resided at “Thatch Cottage”, 16 Duke Street, Cheltenham.   His parents, Joseph Henry and Jane Amelia Coles, resided at 26 Granville Street, Cheltenham.

The inscription at the foot of his headstone reads “Nobly he lived, nobly he died”.

Pte Albert Edward HARRISON, 1/6th Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment, is buried in Plot I, Row F, Grave 2.

He was killed in action near Casa Magnaboschi on 16th June 1918, aged 20.

He is commemorated on theCheltenham War Memorial.

His father, Alfred Harrison, resided at 2 Havilah Cottages, Bamfurlong, near Cheltenham.


1.   I wish to acknowledge and express my thanks to Catherine Switzer, who took the photos of these headstones in August 2007.




Photo and bio taken from the Cheltenham Chronicle and Gloucestershire Graphic published on 3rd August 1918


Page last updated: 9th March 2009

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