St Symphorien Military Cemetery, Belgium

St Symphorien Military Cemetery

near Mons, Belgium

Location:  near Mons, Hainaut, Belgium
Visited:   October 2005 (see Notes) “Cheltonians” buried in the Cemetery:   1
CWGC Cemetery Information Sheet can be viewed here

“Cheltonians” buried in this Cemetery

2Lt Charles Barry GIBBONS, 2nd Battalion Royal Irish Regiment, is buried in Plot II, Row A, Grave 6.

He was killed in action on 24th August 1914 during the operations to stem the German advance in the Mons area of Belgium.   He was just 22 years of age.

He is commemorated on the St Gregory’s Church Roll of Honour.

His parents, Lt Col James Barry Gibbons and his mother, Mrs Aimee Annie Gibbons, resided at “Mellington”, London Road, Cheltenham and at “Ben Rhydding”, Charlton Kings.

The commemoration on his stone read, “God Keeps His Place in Eternal Life”.


1.  With thanks to Mr Mike Shingleton who took these photos in October 2005.


Page last updated: 24th December 2008

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