ST8897 : Avening War Memorial, Gloucestershire

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Avening War Memorial, Gloucestershire
Avening War Memorial, Gloucestershire
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This memorial has been compiled with additional information by kind permission of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, and from Ancestry.co.uk

AVENING WAR MEMORIAL
Located in The Holy Cross Church, Avening, Gloucestershire.

Greater love hath no man than this that a man lay down his life for his friends.

1914 - 1918

Frederick Robert POLLOCK. Lieutenant, Coldstream Guards killed in action 22nd October 1914 aged 29 at Langemarck, Belgium. Born on the 24th October 1885 at 74 Queens Gate, London, elder son of Robert Erskine Pollock and Mary Viner Pollock, nee Playne. Enlisted on the 13th August 1904. At rest in St. Julien Dressing Station Cemetery, Belgium.

Frederick James FLETCHER Guardsman 13303, 1st Grenadier Guards killed in action 29th October 1914 aged 26. Born at Tetbury, enlisted at Stroud, both in Gloucestershire. Son of John James and Ellen of Nags Head, Avening, Gloucestershire. His father was granted a war gratuity on the 7th March 1916, revised 31st July 1919. Commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium.

William Charles RICHINGS. Guardsman, 2nd Grenadier Guards, killed in action 17th March 1915. Born at Tetbury, enlisted in Stroud, both in Gloucestershire. Son of William and Kate of Westonbirt Cottages, Westonbirt, Gloucestershire, later of Longmans, Avening, Gloucestershire. In 1911 he was now in the army aged 18 at the Guards Depot, Caterham, Surrey. At rest in Guards Cemetery Windy Corner, Cuinchy, France.

John Herbert BRIDGEMAN. Private 1997, 1st Gloucestershire Regiment killed in action 9th May 1915. Native of Avening, son of Henry and Laura. In 1911 he was living at Nags Head, Avening, occupation, stable lad. Commemorated on the Le Touret Memorial, France.

Martin Viner POLLOCK. Lieutenant, 3rd, attached to the 1st South Wales Borderers killed in action 9th May 1915 at Richebourg St Vaast, France. Son of Robert Erskine and Mary Viner. In 1911 he was living with father, now a widower, at 74 Queens Gate, South Kensington, London. (Wills and Admin, Ancestry) He lived at Avening Court, Avening, Gloucestershire. His effects went to Hamilton Rivers Pollock, esquire. At rest in Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez, France

Richard AYRES Private 3724, 5th Gloucestershire Regiment. He was killed on a railway at Winchester while on military guard duty on the 30th July 1915 aged 51. Laid to rest on the 5th August 1915, His widow Mary Ann, (nee Jones) was granted a war gratuity on the 27th January 1916. In 1901 he was living with his wife and children at The Hill, Avening, Gloucestershire. 1911 they are now living at Star Lane, Avening, occupation, tree feller. His parents were called William and Martha and he was born at Frampton Mansell, Gloucestershire. On the 17th October 1919 their daughter, Mrs Amelia Maud Cuff was granted a war gratuity. At rest in Holy Cross Churchyard, Avening, Gloucestershire.

Hubert Vivian IND. Private 10726, 7th Service Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment killed in action 11th August 1915 aged 22. Son of Arthur and Ada. In 1911 he was living with his parents Arthur and Ada in High Street, Avening, occupation, stick maker. Commemorated on the Helles Memorial,
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Charles William FLETCHER. Private 13413, 10th Service Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment killed in action 25th September 1915 aged 30. Son of John and Ellen Fletcher, of Nailsworth, husband of Alice Fletcher, of Tetbury Hill, Avening, near Stroud, Gloucestershire. His widow, Alice Maud, nee Seaborn was granted a war gratuity on the 19th June 1916, revised on the 25th August 1919. He was married at King's Stanley, Gloucestershire on the 21st July 1912. Commemorated on the Loos Memorial, France.

Charles SMITH. Private 20743, 4th Grenadier Guards killed in action 27th September 1915 aged 20. Son of Albert William and Elizabeth Ann Smith, of Avening, Stroud, Gloucestershire. Commemorated on the Loos Memorial, France.

Samuel FLETCHER. Private 17398, 10th Service Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment killed in action 13th October 1915. Son of Esther Fletcher who was granted a war gratuity on the 24th June 1916, revised on the 14th August 1919. Commemorated on the Loos Memorial, France.

Ralph John DEE. Sapper 42073, 70 Field Coy, Royal Engineers killed in action near Bethune on the 8th December 1915 aged 19. Commemorated on a family memorial in Holy Cross Churchyard, Avening, Gloucestershire and is at rest in British Cemetery, Le Touret, France

George NEWMAN. Private 6799, Royal Army Medical Corps attached to 108th Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery killed in action 20th February 1916. Son of William and Cecelia Newman, of Old Hill, Avening, Stroud, Glos. At rest in Railway Chateau Cemetery, Belgium.

Jesse William ROBINS. Private 24207, 7th Gloucestershire Regiment killed in action at Mesopotamia on the 22nd April 1916. Son of Charles who was granted a war gratuity on the 14th September 1916. On the 20th September 1919 Hannah Janice was granted a war gratuity. Charles was not mentioned. In 1901, aged 8 years, he was living with his parents Charles and Elizabeth at Old Hill, Avening, Gloucestershire. In 1911 he was living with his uncle, William and aunt, Harriett Tenner at Fennell Cottage, Lypiatt, near Stroud, Gloucestershire, occupation, farm worker. He is commemorated on the Basra Memorial, Iraq.

Frank LOCKE Private 4812, 1/5th Gloucestershire Regiment killed in action 23rd July 1916. Native of Avening, enlisted at Stroud, both in Gloucestershire. Son of John who was granted a war gratuity on the 13th January 1917, revised on the 20th November 1919. At rest in Pozieres British Cemetery, Ovillers-La Boisselle, Somme, France.

Albert Harry CUFF. Private 7683, 7th Gloucestershire Regiment died 29th August 1916 at Mesopotamia. He was born in 1881 to Charles and Susannah Workman, Nee Phelps He was baptised on the 7th August 1887 at Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire and his parents were living at Tetbury Street, Minchinhampton. In 1911 he was now married and living with his wife Amelia Maud and their son, Harry, aged 1 month at Star Lane, Avening, Gloucestershire. He is commemorated on the Basra Memorial, Iraq.

Ernest Edward COOKE. Private 22973, 10th Gloucestershire Regiment killed in action 23rd July 1916. Son of Mrs. Louisa Cooke, nee Payne. His father Daniel Albert was granted a war gratuity on the 21st March 1917 revised on the 15th September 1919. In 1891 he was living with his parents and siblings at 14 Lower Hill, Stroud, Gloucestershire.
Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. The correct surname is Cook.

Arthur Charles STRATFORD. Private 27994, 10th Gloucestershire Regiment died 7th February 1917. Son of Mary who was granted a war gratuity on the 12th June 1917 revised on the 21st October 1919. Born in Avening and enlisted at Tetbury, Gloucestershire. At rest in Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension, France.

Albert Ernest C AYRES. Sergeant 9128, 7th Gloucestershire Regiment killed in action at Mesopotamia on the 25th February 1917. Stepson of Charles Robbin who was granted a war gratuity on the 5th February 1918, revised on the 15th October 1919. His mother was called Elizabeth Isabell, nee, Ornsby. His father was called James. He is commemorated on the Basra Memorial, Iraq.

Percy SHARP. Private G/24465, 7th West Kent Regiment killed in action 16th July 1917. Born in 1885 at Avening, enlisted at Tetbury, Gloucestershire. Son of Mark and Mary Ann who in 1901 were living at Woodstock, Avening. In 1911 he was now living with his parents at Tetbury Hill, Avening, his occupation, postman. He is commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium.

Joshua Albert FORD. Private 54737, Devonshire Regiment, formerly Private 100353 Labour Corps and Private 2884, King's Royal Rifle Corps killed in action 1st August 1917. Native of Avening, enlisted at Fermoy, County Cork, Ireland. Son of Daniel I and Emily Ford. In 1891 aged 19 he was living with his parents and siblings at Highleadon, Gloucestershire. Husband of Minnie Beatrice Louisa, nee Gubbins. In 1905 he was living with his wife and son, Albert William at Pontings Farm, France Lynch, Gloucestershire.
At rest in The Huts Cemetery, Belgium.
Army record

George John Rowland BLACKWELL. 2nd Lieutenant, 2/6th Manchester Regiment, formerly 153956, Royal Field Artillery killed in action 30th March 1918 aged 21. He was born in 1897 at Barton End, Nailsworth to John Howard and Mary Ann, nee Rowland. In 1901 he was living with grandmother Mary Ann at Church Farm, Avening.
In 1911 he was living with uncle and aunt, Frederick William and Bessie Rowland at Church Farm, Avening. (Wills and Admin, Ancestry) He lived at Court Farm, Barton End, Nailsworth, Gloucestershire. His effects went to John Howard Blackwell, farmer. Commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France.

William FREEMAN. Private 23452, 7th Gloucestershire Regiment killed in action at Mesopotamia on the 29th March 1918 aged 27. Son of William Freeman and Sarah A, of Sapperton, Gloucestershire. In 1911 his parents were living at Williamstrip Farm, Coln St Aldwyns, Gloucestershire. He in 1911 was a boarder aged 20 at the home of James and Emily Russell of 29 Hathrop, Gloucestershire, occupation, waggoner. Commemorated on the Basra Memorial, Iraq.

Arthur George KING Private 27855, 6th Wiltshire Regiment , formerly 30719, Dorsetshire Regiment, died of wounds 20th April 1918. Born at Hampton Fields, lived and enlisted at Stroud, Gloucestershire. His widow Sarah M was granted a war gratuity on the 2nd October 1918. At rest in Mendinghem Military Cemetery,

George M M HILL It may be the following. George HILL. D.C.M., Private 202091,2nd Seaforth Highlanders died of wounds on the 3rd May 1918. Native of Avening, Gloucestershire, enlisted at Cricklewood, Middlesex. Son of George Richard and Frances Emily Anne Hill. His widow was granted a war gratuity on the 11th July 1918, revised on the 16th November 1918 and again on the 2nd December 1919. Husband of Ethel J Hill, nee Collier of 11, Mora Road., Cricklewood, London.
No birth, or military record could be found for a George M.M.Hill
His D.C.M. citation reads.
Private 202091 H G HILL (Cricklewood) For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. As Lewis gunner he fought his gun in an exposed position. He poured drum after drum into the enemy, who overwhelmed his team. After lying wounded, he escaped from the enemy in the dark. At rest in Etaples Military Cemetery, France.

Hubert Charles AYRES. Corporal 20482, 10th South Wales Borderers died of wounds on the 9th June 1918. He was the son of John and Lucy of 1901, Church Street, Avening. In 1911 he was living with his father, widower and his siblings at Bell Corner, Avening. Born at Evening, enlisted at Cwm, Monmouthshire. He died with the rank of sergeant at Cardiff War Hospital, and lived at Bell Corner, Avening. He was laid to rest in Holy Cross Churchyard, Avening, Gloucestershire.

Albert Henry CHIPP. Private 4090, 28th Australian Infantry killed in action 10th June 1918 aged 28. Son of William Henry and Elizabeth of West End, Avening. He joined up on the 5th January 1916 in Perth, Australia aged 25 and 8 months, occupation, painter. He had previously served as an apprentice for 5 years as an engineer A E Drysdale, at Nailsworth. His army records show that he was buried at Rancourt and Sailly, France. It appears that his body was not found after the war. Commemorated on his parents memorial in Holy Cross Churchyard, Avening, Gloucestershire and also on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Somme, France.

Rowland FOWLES Private 96562 52nd General Hospital, Royal Army Medical Corps died on active service in France 1st July 1918 aged 29. Son of Rowland and Maria. Commemorated on his parents memorial in Holy Cross Churchyard, Avening, Gloucestershire and is at rest in Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille, France.

Augustus CLAPTON. Private CH/2314(S), 1st Royal Marine Light Infantry. 63rd Royal Navy Division died of disease as a P.O.W., in hospital, 15 July 1918 aged 29. Born on the 20th March 1889 at Avening to Sydney and Harriett of Barn Row, Avening. Commemorated on his parents memorial in the Holy Cross churchyard, Avening, Gloucestershire. At rest in St Roch Communal Cemetery, Valenciennes France

Harold Henry NEWMAN. Private 29022, 1/5th Territorial Force, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, formerly 44743, Devonshire Regiment killed in action 19th August 1918. Born at Avening, enlisted at Bristol, possible Horfield Barracks. Son of Thomas William and Mary Rebecca nee Mead of (1901) Bubblewell, Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire. On the 17th June 1908 at the Holy Cross Church, Avening he married Daisy Loiusa nee Vincent. He was aged 21, cloth worker and living at Minchinhampton, she was aged 24, cloth worker, living in Avening, daughter of William. In 1911 he was now living with his wife and two children at Tetbury Hill, Avening, still working as a cloth worker. His wife remarried and was called Medcroft. He is commemorated on the Vis-En-Artois Memorial, France.

Charles NURDING. Private PLY/1729(S) 1st Royal Marine Light Infantry, Royal Naval Division Born on the 6th December 1893, enlisted on the 13th November 1916 and died on the 25th August 1918. Son of Charles and Elizabeth of High Street, Avening. Husband of Sarah Marley Wood, Nailsworth, Gloucestershire. His brother Samuel John fought in the war as Private 24751, Gloucestershire Regiment and survived. He did suffer from shell shock on the 11th August 1917. Discharged on the 6th January 1919.
At rest in Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France

Charles ELDRIDGE. Private 35859, 14th Royal Warwickshire Regiment died of wounds 31st August 1918 aged 18. Born at Avening, enlisted at Stroud, Gloucestershire, son of Robert and Olive of Nags head, Avening, Gloucestershire. At rest in St.Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, France.

Frederick TOWNSEND. Private 32214, 2nd Devonshire Regiment killed in action 27th September 1918. Born in 1900 to James and Elizabeth of (1901 and 1911) Tetbury Hill, Avening, Gloucestershire. His mother was granted a war gratuity on the 5th April 1919, revised on the 10th December 1919. At rest in Bois-Carre British Cemetery, Thelus, France

Percy Lynn HILL. D.C.M. Sergeant 35069 6th Siege Batter, Royal Garrison Artillery killed in action 8th October 1918. Son of William Griffin and Mary Ann nee Lynn of Tetbury Hill, Avening He was married on the 17th November 1917 at Holy Cross Church, Avening to Esther MAY. He was aged 25, sergeant in the army, and was stationed at Winchester son of William Griffin Hill, deceased. Esther was aged 23 from Avening, daughter of Alfred May. At rest in Templeux-Le-Guerard Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France.
His D.C.M. citation reads.
35069 Sergeant P L Hill, R.G.A. (Avening) London Gazette September 1918) For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When an enemy shell burst under his gun and destroyed half his detachment, the N.C.O., although knocked of his feet and badly shaken, collected the rest of the men and continued firing the gun. It was entirely owing to his example under this heavy fire that the section remained steady.

Frederick Ernest Restal TANNER. Private 43344, 1st Worcestershire Regiment killed in action 14th October 1918, aged 19. Born at Marston Meysey, Wiltshire in 1899 and lived at Minchinhampton , Gloucestershire.
He was the son of William and Harriett who in 1911 were living at Fennell Cottage, Lypiatt, near Stroud, Gloucestershire. His father was granted a war gratuity on the 27th March 1919, revised on the 6th December 1919. At rest in Douai British Cemetery, Cuincy, France.

George DICKERSON Sergeant 12620, Royal Engineers attached to 15th Brigade, Signal Sub Section, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died on the 27th October 1918 aged 32. Son of John and Mary Ann Dickerson, of
Woodbridge, Suffolk. 1901 he was living with his parents at Sutton Road, Bromeswell, Suffolk 1911 Census. George DICKERSON, born 1886 at Hemley, Suffolk. Working as a Chauffeur at The Institute, Avening aged 25.
He was married on the 6th September 1913 to Emily Gother Rowles at Holy Trinity, Brimscombe, Gloucestershire. He was aged 28, chauffeur, living at Avening, son of Jonathan. Emily was aged 28, and she lived at Brimscombe, daughter of Robert Rowles His widow Esther Emily was granted a war gratuity on the 15th May 1919, revised on the 19th August 1920. He left a wife and daughter, Emily Enid Sybil born at Avening on the 12th September 1917. He wife was living at Burleigh, near Stroud, Gloucestershire. At rest in Giavera British Cemetery, Arcade, Italy
Army records.
He joined up on the 8th March 1904 aged 18 and 4 months, occupation, butchers assistant. He was posted to the Royal Engineers Depot, Chatham as Private 12620. He was posted South Africa on the 24th December 1904 to 4th March 1907, the he returned to England to be discharged to the Army Reserve on the expiration of his period in the army on the 8th March 1907. He was called back to the colours on the 6th August 1914, promoted to sergeant on the 1st May 191. He posted to France on the 18th August 1914, wounded whilst in action and was invalided back to England on the 18th September 1914. On the 21st January 1917 he was sent back to France and died at 39 Casualty Clearing Station, Italy of Bronco Pneumonia on the 27th October 1918.

Charles Barnett PAYNE. Private G/21753, 1st Royal West Kent Regiment, formerly 203575 Gloucestershire Regiment and 3725, Gloucestershire Yeomanry. Killed in action 19th October 1918. Born at Nailsworth, lived in Minchinhampton, enlisted at Stroud, all Gloucestershire. Born 1888 Avening, son of John Payne and Cecilia nee Underwood. In 1901 and 1911 he was living with his parents at Iron Mills, Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire, occupation, (1911) Clerk at a local cloth mill. He was married on the 22nd May 1915 at Shortwood Chapel, Nailsworth, Gloucestershire, to Cissie Edith Watts. Both were living at Hernlea, Avening, They had a daughter, Mary, born on the 16th February 1917. At rest in St. Souplet British Cemetery, France.
Some notes from his army records. He attested into the army on the 27th November 1915 into the 3/1st Gloucestershire Hussars Yeomanry as private 3725 and posted to the Army Reserve aged 21 and 61 days, occupation, clerk. He was mobilised on the 29th May 1916 and posted to Horfield Barracks (Depot) Bristol. After he had completed his training he embarked from Southampton for France on the 16th December 1916, disembarked at Rouen the following day and marched into Base Depot, Rouen. On the 31st December 1916 he was sent to join the 2/6th Gloucestershire Regiment as private 203375. While at the front he fell ill with trench feet on the 4th April 1917. He was treated at 2/3rd Field Ambulance, on the 6th April at 107 Field Ambulance, the at O General Hospital, Rouen on the 8th April. He was invalided to England on 2nd May 1917 and admitted into 3rd London General Hospital, Wandsworth. He was discharged to sick leave fit for war service. On the 25th July 1918 he was posted back to France, embarking from Folkestone and disembarking the same day at Boulogne and marched into Infantry Base Depot. On the 28th July 1918 sent to 2/5th Gloucestershire Regiment and on the 31st July 1918 posted to the 12th Battalion. He was transferred as Private 21753 into the 1st Royal West Kent Regiment on the 6th October 1918 and was killed in action on the 19th October 1918. His wife at one stage left Gloucestershire and was living at 7 Falmouth Avenue, Otley Road, Bradford, Yorkshire. She the returned to Gloucestershire and was living about 1918 at Longfords Valley, Minchinhampton.

Adolphus William SHARP . Born on the 17th July 1860 at Avening, Gloucestershire as Adolphus William Clatterbuch Sharpe to Rosa and Cordelia Sharp of Avening. Baptised at the Holy Cross Church, Avening, Gloucestershire on the 20th July 1862. In 1881 he was boarding at 4 Bristol Road, Gloucester City, occupation, engine fitter, turner. 1891, living with his wife at 42 Clive Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire, occupation, Engine Room Artificer. In 1901 he was living with his wife at 130 Telephone Road, Portsmouth, He was serving in the Royal Navy as Artificer Engineer, aged 40 Served in the Royal Navy as 122409. Enlisted on the 1st February 1883 on HMS Asia, his last ship on the 31st March 1898 was HMS Victory II with the rank of Artificer Engineer He had served on many other ships in between. (Wills and Admin, Ancestry) Adolphus William Sharp of 41 Victoria Road, South Sea, Hampshire died 2nd April 1916. His effects went to his wife Mary, (nee Kimber).
HMS Asia. LinkExternal link

George William HICKS. Lance Corporal 6569, Gloucestershire Regiment. Born in 1883 to Ernest and Lizzie, nee Dee, of Star Lane, Avening. In 1901 he was living at Culver House Stables, Minchinhampton. 1911 living with his parents at Star Lane. He married Eliza Jane Owen on the 21st March 1914 at Tetbury Registry Office, Gloucestershire. Died on the 5th March 1920 age 37 in the Registration District of St George, Hanover Square, London. Burial location not known.
Some notes from what remains of his army records.
He joined the Gloucestershire Regiment on the 16th September 1902 at Horfield (Glosters) Depot, Bristol aged 19 and 7 months, occupation, groom He was later posted on the 30th December 1902 to the 5th Battalion, then the 2nd Battalion of the 6th January 1903 and finally the 1st Battalion of the 25th March 1904. On the 15th September 1905 he was transferred to the Army Reserved on the termination of his first period of engagement with the colours. He was called to the colours on the 5th August 1914 and posted to the Glosters Depot at Horfield Barracks, Bristol. On the 3rd June 1915 His next of kin was his stepfather Edwin Newman and his mother, Elizabeth of Star Lane. he was promoted to Lance Corporal. He was wounded at St Lazare, France, shrapnel wound to his right knee and back between the 14th and 15th September 1914. He was invalided to England on S.S. Caronia on the 21st September 1914. from 3rd General Hospital, Le Havre, France. He was discharged fit for duty and on the 4th December 1914 he was sent back to the front. He fell ill while at the front suffering from tonsillitis and was admitted and treat at No 4 Casualty Clearing Station, Lillers, on the 21st January 1915. He was invalided to England now with the diagnosis of Pleurisy on Hospital Ship, St Patrick
Overseas posting, excluding home postings (England)
South Africa, 6th January 1903 to 24th March 1904. India, 25th March 1904 to 8th February 1905. France 13th August 1914 invalided to England on the 21st September 1914. France 4th December 1914, invalided to England 31st January 1915.
He was discharge aged 35 with the rank of Lance Corporal on the termination of his first period of service with the colours on the 15th September 1915 to his home at Star Lane, Avening. On the 20th December 1918 he under went a Nation Service Medical Board at Shirehall, Gloucestershire where it was found that he was suffering from permanent Pulmonary Phthisis (lung disease) with no cure.

Walter IND Gunner 95270, Royal Garrison Artillery . Joined up on the 23rd November 1915 at Horfield Barracks, Bristol aged 22 and 5 months. Born at Avening, Gloucestershire, occupation, groom, cowman. He lived at Queen Ann Cottage, Doynton, Gloucestershire. Enlisted at Horfield Barracks, Bristol on the 22nd November 1915 aged 22 and 5 months. Born in 1893 at Avening to Paul and Elizabeth. In 1901 he was living with his parents at New Inn Lane, Avening, Gloucestershire, 1911 living with his parents at Bell Corner, Avening. Died on the 9th April 1920 of acute pulmonary tuberculosis and cardiac failure at Cranham Sanatorium, near Stroud, Gloucestershire aged 26. Laird to rest in Avening Churchyard 15th April 1920.
Please note there was another Walter Ind, who lived at 2 Gothic Villas, Avening, with his wife Florence Emma . Private 62386, Cheshire Regiment. He was discharged on the 6th February 1919. Son of Walter and Minnie NOT THE SAME PERSON

William George TANNER. Born in 1895 at Cirencester, Gloucestershire. Son of George Henry and Lucy Ann, nee Newman In 1901 he was living with his parents and siblings at Star Lane, Avening. In 1911 He was living with his parents in Avening near the Post Office. (High Street, Tetbury Hill and Hampton Hill junction. ), occupation, labourer aged 12. He died at his home, Nags Head, Avening, October 1921 and was laid to rest on the 22nd October 1921 aged 28.
Some notes from what remains of his army records.
He joined the Gloucestershire Regiment at the depot, Horfield, Gloucestershire on the 24th August 1914 aged 19 as Private 70712, occupation, baker, and lived at Avening, Gloucestershire. His next of kin was his father, (name given as George William), mother, Lucy Ann and brother Albert Victor. After he had completed his training he was posted to the 1st Battalion at Gallipoli from the 19th June 1915 to 22nd August 1915, then he returned to England. On the 3rd February 1916 posted to France, returning on the 19th May 1916.
He was wounded twice in action. Received a gunshot wound at Gallipoli, to his hand right hand and side of face. Again gunshot wound to a hand in the field at Loos on the 14th May 1916. He was medically discharged to pension as being no longer physically fit for war service.
Note. There was only one Lucy Ann Newman who married a Tanner in Gloucestershire Her husband was called George Henry. Albert Victor and his siblings mother's maiden name was NEWMAN. The census also shows George William Tanner, with wife called Lucy Ann, and children including William George and Albert Victor and his sons all living at Avening.
It is the same family


1939 - 1945
Joseph Leslie FLETCHER. Trooper 7886862, 2nd Royal Gloucestershire Hussars, Royal Armoured Corps died in Egypt on active service on the 3rd August 1942 aged 31. Son of George and Lizzie. Commemorated on his parents memorial in Holy Cross Churchyard, Avening, Gloucestershire and is at rest in Hadra War Memorial Cemetery, Alexandria, Egypt.

James Patrick Arthur Gore GRAHAM, Mentioned in Despatches. Major 6859, 4th Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry died 30th May 1940 (Wills and Admin, Ancestry) He lived at Sandford House, Avening, Gloucestershire. His effects went to his mother, Isabel Margaret Graham, widow, attorney of Barbara Elizabeth Gore Graham, spinster. (Newspaper Index Cards, Ancestry) GRAHAM, Previously reported miss, now known to have been killed in action on the 30th May 1940 near Hondschute, Belgium. Major James Patrick Arthur Gore Graham, The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, elder son of the late Perceval Gore Graham and Mrs Graham of Sandford House, Avening, Glos. Commemorated on the Dunkirk Memorial, France

Percy Charles HILL, lost at sea 10 January 1943 aged 20, 3rd Radio Officer, Merchant Navy M.V. British Dominion [London] Born on the 12th October 1922 to John Wakefield and Henrietta Lavinia. Commemorated on his parents memorial in the Holy Cross Churchyard, Avening, Gloucestershire. Commemorated on the Tower Hill Memorial

Robert William PEARSE 223710, 54 Infantry Brigade Group Transport Coy, Royal Army Service Corps. Born 1908 at Gloucestershire to Walter Henry and Nellie Rose Pearse, nee Watts, baptised on the 31 January 1909 at St George, Nailsworth, home address, Market Street, Nailsworth, Gloucestershire. Died 16th December 1942 aged 34. He was the husband of Norah Evelyn Mary Pearse, nee Bingham of Spondon, Derbyshire. She was married in 1941 at the Holy Cross, Avening, Gloucestershire. At rest in Kanchanaburi War Cemetery , Thailand. (Memorial has Pearce, true surname is Pearse)

Percy Norman PORTER. Gunner 171689, 7/4th Maritime Regiment, Royal Artillery died 21st October 1941 aged 33. Son of Arthur Samuel and Florence Maud Porter, husband of Iris May Porter, of Avening, Gloucestershire. Commemorated on the Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon.

Frank Cecil RICHINGS. Lance Sergeant, 802962, Royal Artillery died 23rd August 1940 aged 26. At rest in Colchester Cemetery, Essex.

Arthur ROBINS. Private 5677852, Royal West Kent Regiment died 11th August 1943 aged 26. Son of Thomas and Harriet Robins, husband of Phyllis Robins, of Frampton Mansell, Gloucestershire. At rest in Catania War Cemetery, Sicily, Italy.

Kenneth John ROBINS (ROBBINS) Born in 1924 at Thornbury, Gloucestershire He may have been the son of Alfred C Robbins and Mabel B Parsons. (No Kenneth J Robins listed with the CWGC, only Kenneth Thomas.

Robert Allan Norris STEVENSON. Captain 114092, Gloucestershire Regiment attached to 1st Parachute Regiment, died 8th March 1943 aged 22. Born 1920 at Upton on Severn Worcestershire Captain Allan Frederick Martin Stevenson, M.C. , and Barbara Joan Stevenson, of Woodhouse Farm, Avening, Gloucestershire.
At rest in Tabarka Ras Rajel War Cemetery, Tunisia
London Gazette dated 5th January 1940.
The undermentioned Cadets (ex-Gentlemen Cadets, Royal Military College) from Officer Cadet Training Unit, Sandhurst, to be 2nd Lieutenant. 31st December. 1939. Gloucestershire Regiment. Robert Allan Norris STEVENSON (114092). Plus three others.


Donald Howarth WHITE. Private S/935701, Royal Army Service Corps, formerly Royal Artillery died 26th November 1942 aged 24. Born in 1918 at Avening, Gloucestershire to George and Mabel White, nee Fletcher of Leeds Yorkshire. At rest in Holy Cross Churchyard, Avening, Gloucestershire.



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Percy SHARP. Private G24465, Royal West Kent Regiment. Born in Avening in 1885 to Mark and Mary Ann, nee Drew In 1891 he was living with his parents in Tetbury Hill, Avening, 1901 new with his parents at Woodstock, near Avening, Gloucestershire. In 1911 he returned with his parents to Tetbury Hill, Avening, Gloucestershire. His effects went to his father (source Wills and Admin, Ancestry). Commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium.
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