St John’s Church Cheltenham War Memorial

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



Roll of Honour Reredos

St John’s Parish Church, Cheltenham

This Roll of Honour Reredos is situated at St Luke’s Church, Cheltenham

Location:   St Luke’s Church, Cheltenham

Grid Reference:  SO 951219


Names on this Roll of Honour Reredos:   62

Date Visited:   July 2001

Imperial War Museum War Memorial Ref:  In due course

  Copyright:  David J James, 2001

(A photo of improved quality will be posted here in due course)

This Roll of Honour was originally located in St John’s Church, Berkeley Street,Cheltenham.   The church was demolished in 1967 and the Reredos wastransferred to St Luke’s Church.   A photo of St John’s Church, taken in 1929, and published in the “Cheltenham Chronicle and Gloucestershire Graphic” follows:


Inscriptions on this War Memorial:   To The Glory Of God and in Loving and Grateful Memory of the Men of this Parish who Died in the Great War 1914 – 1918 whose Names are Inscribed Hereon.

Alphabetical list of names on this Roll of Honour

Amery E J

Atkins E H

Bates H J

Bates W T

Beard F

Bowen G E

Bowles W J   *

Brasington W E

Brennan J H

Bryant J T

Burnell J C

Burnett A J

Butler H F A

Carpenter R W

Casey F

Coles C A

Cooke W J

Copestake F J V

Crabb J G

Cresswell F J

Dyer S E

Edwards A G

Fear F   *

Fisher W E

Gater E A   *

Glenny H Q

Gregory H   *

Griffin E F

Hall C A

Haycox B

Harper H G W   *

Hickman W P

Holtham F StC

Hooper A J

Humphrey J H

Jackson J E W

Jones W L

Kitz H W   *

Nind F A

Paynter F   *

Phillips J

Purnell F W

Randall S A

Reeves L H F

Ricketts G H

Rivers F E

Rivers W

Ruck R F   *

Skey W J   *

Skinner E C

Smith A C

Smith H G

Smith W J   *

Stephens W G

Stibbs J A

Tarone F   *

Taylor A E   *

Thornton G R H

Trinder L F

Ward B T

White A L

Woodward H W

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

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


1.   Bowles in commemorated on the grave of his mother in Cheltenham Cemetery.

2.   Fear is most probably George Francis Fear.

3.   Gater is commemorated on the grave of his father in Cheltenham Cemetery.

4.   Gregory is commemorated on the grave of his father in Cheltenham Cemetery.

5.   Harper is commemorated on the grave of his parents in Cheltenham Cemetery.

6.   Kitz is buried in Cheltenham Cemetery.

7.   Paynter is most probably Painter.

8.   Ruck is commemorated on the grave of a relative in Cheltenham Cemetery.

9.   Skey has yet to be identified.

10.  Smith W J is buried in Cheltenham Cemetery and is also commemorated on the Coberley (St Giles Church) Roll of Honour..

11.  Tarone is most probably Frederick Taroni.

12.  Taylor is commemorated on the grave of his mother in Cheltenham Cemetery.

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



Roll of Honour Reredos

St John’s Church Cheltenham (located at St Luke’s Church, Cheltenham)

Name on Memorial Actual Name Number Rank Regt/Corps/Unit Died Age Cause Location Cemetery/Memorial Notes
AMERY E J Ernest John 3084 Pte 1/5th Bn Glos Regt 23-Jul-16 20 KIA France – Ovillers Thiepval Memorial, France  CH   WE   GR
ATKINS E H Ernest Henry 37160 Pte 12th Bn Somerset LI 06-Nov-17 21 KIA Palestine – Beersheba Beersheba Cemetery, Israel CH
BATES H J Herbert James 153364 Pte 43rd Bn Canadian Inf 26-Oct-17 23 KIA Belgium – Passchendaele Poelcapelle Cemetery, CH
BATES WT William Thomas 10020 Pte 1st Bn Glos Regt 28-Dec-14 23 DOW France – Boulogne Boulogne East Cemetery,  
BEARD F Frederick 30628 Pte 12th Bn South Wales 22-Nov-17 27 KIA France – Cambrai Cambrai Memorial, France  
BOWEN G E George Edwin 37319 LCpl 2nd Bn South Lancs Regt 08-Jun-17 32 KIA Belgium – Messines Menin Gate Memorial, CH
BOWLES W J William Joseph 11747 LCpl 19th Hussars 25-Mar-18 21 KIA France – Bapaume Pozieres Memorial, CH   HA   HC
BRASINGTON W E Walter Edgar 173709 Gnr 151st Siege Bty RGA 19-May-18 39 KIA France – Arras Noeux-les-Mines Cemetery, CH
BRENNAN J H John Henry Capt 1st Bn Royal Welsh Fusiliers 19-Oct-14 45 KIA Belgium – Zonnebeke Menin Gate Memorial,  
BRYANT J T John Thomas 242404 Pte 6th Bn East Kent Regt 02-Oct-18 29 POW Germany – Hamburg Hamburg Military Cemetery, CH
BURNELL J C John Charles 23139 Cpl 10th Bn Glos Regt 20-Aug-16 37 KIA France – Mametz Wood Thiepval Memorial, France CH
BURNETT A J Albert James 9364 Pte 13th Bn Glos Regt 31-Jul-17 24 KIA Belgium – Pilckem Ridge Buffs Road Cemetery, CH   HT   SA
BUTLER H F A Hubert Frederick 12495 Pte 10th Bn Glos Regt 25-Sep-15 17 KIA France – Loos Loos Memorial – France CH   AS
CARPENTER R W Reginald William 45535 Pte 2/5th Bn Lancs Fusiliers 26-Mar-18 24 DOW France – St Omer Longuenesse Souvenir CH   CA
                    Cemetery, France  
CASEY F Frank KEARSEY 2548 Pte 1st Bn Glos Regt 09-May-15 36 KIA France – Aubers Ridge Le Touret Memorial, France CH
COLES C A Charles Arthur 240171 Pte 1/5th Bn Glos Regt 15-Jun-18 24 KIA Italy – Magnaboschi Magnaboschi Cemetery, CH   PA   HC
COOKE W J William Joseph 13394 Pte 7th Bn Glos Regt 07-Aug-15 33 KIA Gallipoli – Anzac Cove Helles Memorial, Turkey CH   PR   PRC
COPESTAKE F J V Frederick John 18443 Pte 8th Bn Devon Regt 26-Oct-17 20 KIA Belgium – Gheluvelt Tyne Cot Memorial, CH
    Victor               Belgium  
CRABB J G John Gerrard 7129 LCpl 1st Bn Glos Regt 29-Oct-14 31 KIA Belgium – Gheluvelt Menin Gate Memorial, CH
CRESSWELL F J Francis Joseph PLY/8617 Pte RMLI att HMS Monmouth 01-Nov-14 35 KIA At Sea – Jutland Plymouth Naval Memorial CH
DYER S E Sydney Ernest 52 Pte Army Cyclist Corps 19-Jul-16 32 KIA France – Pozieres Thiepval Memorial, France CH   HTS
EDWARDS A Alexander 16571 Pte 10th Bn Worcs Regt 23-Jul-16 23 KIA France – High Wood Thiepval Memorial, France CH   SM
FEAR F George Francis 1998 Pte 1/5th Bn Glos Regt 21-Jul-16 19 KIA France – Ovillers Thiepval Memorial, France CH   AS
FISHER W E William Ernest 203547 Pte 1/4th Bn Wilts Regt 10-May-18 28 KIA Palestine – Ramleh Ramleh War Cemetery, CH   SM
GATER E A Edgar Alan 15720 Pte 2nd Bn Royal Sussex Regt 18-Sep-18 29 KIA France – Epehy Vis-en-Artois Memorial, CH   LU   CA   GR
GLENNY H Q Henry Quinn Lt Special List – Nigeria Regt 18-Nov-14 35 DOW Nigeria – Bakundi Bakundi Military Cemetery, CH   COL
GREGORY H Harold 20661 LCpl 11th Bn Royal Warks Regt 24-Apr-17 40 KIA France – Arras Arras Memorial, France CH   MKM
GRIFFIN E F Ernest Frederick 31427 Pte 8th Bn Devon Regt 27-Oct-18 20 KIA Italy – River Piave Tezza Cemetery Vazzola, CH   PE   MK
HALL C A Charles Albert 109487 Dvr 119th Heavy Bde RGA 04-Nov-18 27 DOW UK – Cheltenham Cheltenham Cemetery CH
HARPER H G W Henry Guy William 2702 Pte 1st Bn Glos Regt 01-Jul-15 39 KIA France – Vermelles Le Touret Memorial, France CH   HTS
HAYCOX B Bertie 38168 Pte 1st Bn Dorset Regt 15-Apr-17 22 KIA France – St Quentin Thiepval Memorial, France CH
HICKMAN W P William Phinehas 22283 Pte 7th Bn Glos Regt 30-Mar-17 21 DOW Mesopotamia – Basra Basra Memorial – Iraq CH
HOLTHAM F StC Frank St Clair 232264 LS RN – HM Submarine E50 31-Jan-18 29 KIA At Sea – North Sea Plymouth Naval Memorial; CH
HOOPER A J Alfred James 119519 Pte 35 Sqn RAF 05-Dec-18 21 DOI France – Rouen St Sever Cemetery Rouen, CH   SJS
HUMPHREY J H Joseph Herbert Lt 8th Bn Glos Regt 20-Sep-17 24 KIA Belgium – Hollebeke Oxford Road Cemetery, CH
JACKSON J E W Jesse Edward 26931 LSgt 40th CCS RAMC 20-Oct-17 29 DOI Salonica – Lahana Lahana Cemetery, Greece CH   OStJ   SJAB
JONES W L Walter Loveridge 201166 PO RN – HMS Indefatigable 31-May-16 34 KIA At Sea – Jutland Plymouth Naval Memorial CH   PA
KITZ H W Henry William 7050 Cpl 4th Bn Glos Regt 21-Dec-16 30 DOI UK – Birmingham Cheltenham Cemetery CH OD
NIND F A Frederick Arthur 276726 LCpl 15th Bn Durham LI 09-Oct-18 30 DOW France – Ligny-Thilloy Beaulencourt Cemetery, CH   PA   HT   HTS
PAYNTER F Frederick PAINTER 15455 Pte 9th Bn Glos Regt 12-Nov-15 24 A France – Dijon Dijon Cemetery, France CH   HT   HTS
PHILLIPS J James 8602 Pte 2nd Bn Royal Irish Regt 27-Oct-15 18 DOW France – Beauval Beauval Cemetery, France CH  HTS   HC
PURNELL F W Francis William 31249 Pte 2/4th Bn Glos Regt 27-Aug-17 32 KIA Belgium – Steenbeeck Tyne Cot Cemetery, Belgium CH
RANDALL S A Sidney Albert 13315 Pte 8th Bn Glos Regt 28-Jul-17 25 KIA Belgium – Oosttaverne Menin Gate Memorial, CH   HA   CA
REEVES L H F Lionel Hubert Frank 203478 Pte 2/6th Bn Glos Regt 15-Mar-17 19 KIA France – Ancre River Assevillers British Cemetery, CH
RICKETTS G H George Hume 2562 Cpl 1/5th Bn Glos Regt 21-Jul-16 30 KIA France – Ovillers Thiepval Memorial, France CH   GR   PAC
RIVERS F E Edgar Frank 23807 Pte 1st Bn Glos Regt 01-Jan-17 19 DOW France – Dernacourt Dernacourt Communal CH
                    Cemetery, France  
RIVERS W William 13311 Pte 10th Bn Glos Regt 25-Sep-15 22 KIA France – Loos Loos Memorial, France CH
RUCK R F Reginald Francis M2/119703 Pte 596 MT Coy ASC 03-Nov-15 25 KAS At Sea  –  Gibraltar Gibraltar Memorial CH
SKEY W J William J                  
SKINNER E C Ernest Charles 238816 Pte 12th Bn Glos Regt 25-Sep-16 31 KIA France – Morval Guards Cemetery, Lesbouefs, CH   HT   HTS
SMITH A C Arthur Charles 137325 Gnr 147th AA Section RGA 19-Oct-18 31 DOI France – Calais Les Baraques Cemetery, CH
                    Sangette, France  
SMITH H G Harry George 2168 LCpl 1st Bn Glos Regt 09-Sep-16 23 KIA France – High Wood Thiepval Memorial, France CH   SM   SJ   
SMITH W J William James 1882 Cpl 1/5th Bn Glos Regt 18-Feb-15 37 DOI UK  –  Cheltenham Cheltenham Cemetery CH   CK   CKC
STEPHENS W G William George 16107 Pte 10th Bn Glos Regt 17-Jul-16 23 A France – Meaulte Meaulte Cemetery, France CH   HC
STIBBS J A James Arthur 240243 Pte 2/1st Bucks Bn Ox & Bucks 22-Aug-17 33 KIA Belgium – Steenbeeck Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium CH   CA   SM
          Light Infantry            
TARONE F Frederick 86106 Spr 170th Tunnelling Coy RE 03-Jun-15 28 KIA France – Aubers Le Touret Memorial, France CH   AS   HT   HTS
TAYLOR A E Arthur Ernest 29434 Pte 45th Coy MGC 23-Aug-17 26 KIA Belgium – Langemarck Tyne Cot Cemetery. Belgium CH   CA
THORNTON G R H George Rowland 2Lt 16th Heavy Bty RGA 09-Apr-18 35 KIA France – Laventie Loos Memorial, France CH   AS   COL
TRINDER L F Leslie Frederick 240940 LCpl 1/5th Bn Glos Regt 06-Aug-17 22 KIA Belgium – Ypres Menin Gate Memorial, CH   CA
WARD B T Bertie Thomas 16410 Cpl 10th Bn Welsh Regt 23-Jan-16 28 DOW France – Merville Merville Cemetery, France CH   PE
WHITE A L Albert Leonard 2982 Pte 2/5th Bn Glos Regt 17-Feb-17 19 KIA France – Ablaincourt Assevillers British Cemetery, CH   PO
WOODWARD H W Harold William 45187 Pte 2nd Bn Royal Inniskilling 16-Nov-18 19 DOW France – Boulogne Terlincthun Cemetery, CH   SH   HC
          Fusiliers         France  


ARoll of Honour Published in St John’s Parish Magazine of July 1920

Additional names to those above which were inscribed on the Reredos











Smith A C






Page last updated:   18th July 2018


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