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Gloucester Post Office War Memorial

On Friday 12/01/2018 I went through to Gloucester to do some business at the post office, and as I was leaving I spotted a war memorial inside the post office. Fortunately I had my camera with and got permission to … Continue reading

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Prestbury War Memorial

The War Memorial in the village of Prestbury, Gloucestershire may be found at  Google Earth co-ordinates 51.913794°,  -2.042938°.  The memorial has plaques commemorating men from the village that served in both World Wars. There are a total of 41 names … 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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Sir Percival Scrope Marling VC CB DL

Percival Scrope Marling (06/03/1861 – 29/05/1936) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions during the Battle of Tamai in the Sudan in 1884. The Citation reads: “For his conspicuous bravery at the Battle of Tamai, on 13th March last, in risking his … Continue reading

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James Power Carne VC, DSO

James Power Carne  (11/04/1906 – 19/04/1986) was awarded  the Victoria Cross for his actions with the Gloucestershire Regiment during the Korean War in 1951. The Citation reads: “On 22/23 April 1951 near the Imjin River, Korea, Lieutenant Colonel Carne’s battalion was … Continue reading

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Francis George Miles VC

Francis George Miles (09/07/1896 – 08/11/1961), was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions during the First World War at Bois-l’Évêque, Landrecies, France. The Citation reads: “On 23 October 1918 at Bois-l’Évêque, Landrecies, France, when his company was held up by a … Continue reading

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Winchcombe War Memorial

The War Memorial in Winchcombe may be found on Abbey Terrace, it commemorates those from the parishes of Winchcombe and Sudeley that lost their lives during the Two World Wars. Nearby Winchcombe Cemetery contains 12 CWGC graves. © DRW 2016-2018. … Continue reading

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Twyning War Memorial. Church of St Mary Magdalene

This memorial to the men of the village of Twyning in Gloucestershire may be found inside the church of St Mary Magdalene at Church End. I could not help wondering whether there was only a World War One plaque and an … 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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