Tag Archives: Cheltenham

Former St Peter’s Cheltenham War Memorial

I first spotted the church from the 41 bus going to Cheltenham and was always tempted to climb out and take a closer look. The building just has the impressive look about it. However, do not be deceived because it … Continue reading

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Arthur Forbes Gordon Kilby VC

Arthur Forbes Gordon Kilby (03/02/1885 – 25/09/1915) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions on the first day of the Battle of Loos. The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 28 March 1916, Supplement: 29527, Page: 3409 reads:  “Captain Arthur Forbes Gordon Kilby, … Continue reading

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Anketel Moutray Read VC

Anketell Moutray Read (27/10/1884 – 25/09/1915 was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions on 25 September 1915 near Hulluch, France.   The Citation, published in the London Gazette of 16 November 1915,  Supplement: 29371, Page: 11447 reads: “Captain Anketell Montray Read, 1st Battalion, The … Continue reading

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War Memorials in Stroud

My visit to Stroud in September 2017 was somewhat of a disaster, although a number of goals were achieved. One of those goals was to photograph any war memorials that I would see on my way. Unfortunately the Stroud War … Continue reading

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War Memorials in Painswick

While attempting to visit Stroud last weekend I ended up in Painswick in Gloucestershire instead, and while I was there I photographed two War Memorials. The first was outside the parish church of Saint Mary in Painswick. The memorial is surrounded by Yew … Continue reading

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Cheltenham Crimean War Memorial

The Crimean War Memorial in Cheltenham may be found on a small island outside the Queen’s Hotel on the Promenade, Cheltenham,  (Google Earth  51.896628°,  -2.079972°).  It commemorates men from Cheltenham who lost their lives during the Crimean War and is a grade II … Continue reading

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The Drew Statue in Cheltenham

I saw this statue in Cheltenham from the top of a bus, and had to prematurely bail out on my way home to try get photographs of it.  The google Earth co-ordinates for it are:  51°53’41.20″N,   2° 4’57.28″W. Strangely … Continue reading

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Cheltenham Anglo Boer War Memorial

Again one of those “almost fell over it” occurrences while rushing for a bus in Cheltenham. Situated close to the Cheltenham War Memorial in the grounds of the Municipal office in Cheltenham, it is one of three memorials in this space. … Continue reading

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The Gloucesters Memorial in Cheltenham

One of the more poignant memorials to the casualties of the First World War may be found within Prestbury Cemetery in Cheltenham.  Passing through the gates of the cemetery, on the right hand side is the Gloucesters Memorial and Crosses. … Continue reading

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Richard Raymond Willis VC.

Richard Raymond Willis (13/10/1876 – 09/02/1966) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions during World War One at Gallipoli. The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 24 August 1915, Issue: 29273, Page: 8395,  reads: “His Majesty the KING has been graciously … Continue reading

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