Commemorations in St Matthew’s Church Cheltenham

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Commemorations of the Great war

St Matthew’s Church , Cheltenham


Location:  St Matthew’s Church, Cheltenham

Grid Reference:   SO 945225

Unveiled:   May 1921

Commemorations in the Church:  1

Last Visited:   May 2002

Imperial War Museum War Memorial Ref:   20700

Commemorations in the Church

  Copyright:  WMR-20700 (Mark Newton 30th June 2017)

Commemorative plaque to Captain (RN) Frank BRANDT, HMS Monmouth, who was killed in action at sea on 1st November 1914 at the Battle of Coronel off the coast of Chile.   The plaque states:


In Memory of Frank Brandt Capt RN

Who on 1st November 1914

off Coronel Chili died at

his post in Command of HMS

Monmouth a unit of the Squadron

led by Admiral Craddock HMS

Good Hope against an overpowering

German Squadron.  Both vessels

sank in flame, with them perished

Admiral, officers and men all

willing to die rather than surrender.


Born in 1871, elder son of Francis Brandt, ICS and of Lucy Sophia his wife.


He is commemorated on the Cheltenham War Memorial, the All Saint’s Church War Memorial.   His parents Francis and Lucy Brandt resided at “Kirkella”, Pitville Circus Road, Cheltenham.


1.   A Roll of Honour was published on 24th June 1917 for a Service of Commemoration for those who had fallen in the war.  This can beviewed here.






Page last updated:   19th July 2018


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