Southam War Memorial

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



Southam and Cleeve Hill War Memorial

Location:   Old Road, Southam, Glos

Grid Reference:    SO 973256

Unveiled:   16th May 1920

Names commemorated on War Memorial:   15

Last Visited:   15th June 2018

Imperial War Museum War Memorial Register Number:   20872

Further information from GlosGen can be viewed here.


  Copyright:  Allan D James, 2018

Inscriptions on this War Memorial:  In Glorious memory of the men of Southam and Cleeve Hill who fell in the Great War 1914 – 1918.

Alphabetical list of names inscribed on this War Memorial

Bailey D

Barnett L  *

Coombes W

Coupland-Smith V

Gilder G

Goodhall J

Holder R

Hopcraft Paul

Hopcraft Peter

Large G  *

Pearce H

Robinson R  *

Smith E

Stephenson E

Surman L

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

Full service details of those named on the War Memorial can be seen at the foot of this page.


1.   Barnett is buried in Cheltenham Cemetery.

2.   Large is commemorated on the family grave in Bishops Cleeve (St Michael’s) Churchyard.

3.  Robinson is most probably George Robinson known as Dick.   He is buried in Cheltenham Cemetery.

4.   All are listed on the Bishops CleeveWar Memorial.

5.   All, less Pearce, are listedon the Cleeve Hill (St Peter’s Church) Rollof Honour.

6.   All are commemorated in the Roll of Honourpages.



Southam and Cleeve Hill War Memorial

Old Road, Southam, Glos

Name on Memorial Actual Name Number Rank Ship/Regt/Corps/Unit Died Age Cause Location Cemetery/Memorial Notes
BAILEY D Donald William 2Lt 1st Bn Glos Regt 04-Oct-17 23 KIA Belgium – Broodseinde Tyne Cot Cemetery, BC  CL
BARNETT L Lionel  Lt 6th Bn Yorks Regt 06-Feb-17 24 A UK – Whitchurch Cheltenham Cemetery CH  LU  BC  CL
COOMBES W Wilfred James 241526 Pte 14th Bn Glos Regt 21-Oct-17 20 KIA Belgium – Passchendaele Tyne Cot Cemetery, CH  BC  CL
COUPLAND-SMITH  V Frederick Vyvyan Lt 173 Bde RFA 02-Jul-17 21 KIA Belgium – Ypres Lone Tree Cemetery, BC  CL
GILDER G George Richard PLY/780(S) Pte RMLI – Deal Bn RND 13-Jul-15 24 KIA Gallipoli – Achi Baba Helles Memorial, BC  CL
GOODALL J John Ashley 16195 Pte 10th Bn Glos Regt 13-Oct-15 22 KIA France – Hulluch Loos Memorial, BC  CL
HOLDER R Reginald Charles 41011 Pte 2/7th Bn Warks Regt 18-May-18 18 DOW France – Aire sur Lys Aire Cemetery, BC  CL
HOPCRAFT P Peter Lt 97 Sqn RAF 28-Oct-18 19 KIA France – Vosges Charmes Military BC  CL
                    Cemetery, France  
HOPCRAFT P George Paul Mids RN – HMS Queen Mary 31-May-16 16 KIA At Sea – Jutland Portsmouth Naval BC  CL
LARGE G George Frederick 105351 Pte PPCLI 30-Oct-17 26 KIA Belgium – Passchendaele Passchendaele New BC  CL
                    Cemetery, Belgium  
PEARCE H Harold Wilfred 44077 Sgt 5th Bn Canadian Inf 18-Jul-17 27 DOW France – Arras Noeux les Mines CH  AS  BC
                    Cemetery, France  
ROBINSON  R George (Dick) T/291142 Dvr RASC Clearing Office 27-Feb-19 37 DOI UK – Cheltenham Cheltenham Cemetery BC  CL
SMITH E Edward 13369 LSgt 10th Bn Glos Regt 05-May-17 19 DOW France – Chuignolles Bray Military BC  CL
                    Cemetery, France  
STEPHENSON E Bernard Ernest 12238 Pte 7th Bn Glos Regt 08-Aug-15 NK KIA Gallipoli – Chunuk Bair Helles Memorial BC  CL
SURMAN L Leslie Howard 40549 Sgt 4th Bn Worcs Regt 14-Oct-18 21 KIA Belgium – Ledeghem Ledeghen Cemetery, BC  GR  CL
                    Belgium MM and Bar





Page last updated: 16th June 2018

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