Ypres Town Cemetery, Belgium

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





Cheltonians Buried in

Ypres Town Cemetery,  Belgium

Location:  Ypres, Belgium

Visited:   See Note below

“Cheltonians” buried in this Cemetery:   1

Cheltonians buried in this Cemetery

Major John Gwynne GRIFFITH, 32nd Lancers, Indian Army, attached to 6th Cavalry Brigade, Indian Army, is buried in Row G, Grave 8.  

He was killed in action on 24th May 1915 during the Battle of Bellewaarde, Belgium.   He was 40 years of age.

He is commemorated on the Cheltenham War Memorial.   His wife, Florence Ethel Griffith, resided at 29 Park Place, Cheltenham.  

Major Griffith is commemorated on the his parents grave in Leckhampton (St Paul’s) Churchyard and his original battlefield grave marker is located near to the entrance of Cheltenham Cemetery.


Major John Gwynne Griffith

1874 – 1915


1.   The inscription on Major Griffith’s headstone reads “The Was A Man Sent From God Whose Name Was John”.

2.   Mr Aurel Sercu is acknowledged and thanked for taking the photos of the cemetery and headstones in November 2004.




Page last updated:   11th January 2009

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