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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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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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William George Nicholas Manley VC

William George Nicholas Manley (17/12/1831 – 16/11/1901) was awarded the Victoria Cross for action during the Waikato-Hauhau Maori War on 29 April 1864 near Tauranga, New Zealand. The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 23 September 1864, Issue: 22896, Page: 455, reads: … Continue reading

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John Simpson Knox VC.

John Simpson Knox (30/09/1828 – 08/01/1897) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions during the Crimean War. The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 24 February 1857, Issue: 21971, Page: 662, reads: “2nd Bat. Rifle Brigade, Lieutenant John Knox. When serving as … Continue reading

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James Forbes-Robertson VC, DSO, MC, DL

James Forbes-Robertson, 07/07/1884 – 05/08/1955) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions on 11/12 April 1918 near Vieux Berquin, France. The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 21 May 1918, Supplement: 30697, Page: 6057 reads:  “Captain (A./Lt.-Col.) James Forbes-Robertson, D.S.O., M.C., Bord. … Continue reading

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Thomas de Courcy Hamilton VC.

Thomas de Courcy Hamilton (20/07/1825 – 03/03/1908) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions at Sebastopol in 1855. The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 24 February 1857, Issue: 21971, Page: 661, reads: “Captain T. De Courcy Hamilton. For having, on … Continue reading

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Cemetery Angels (6)

This page is a continuation of where we left off. The majority of angels on this page come from Prestbury Cemetery in Cheltenham. Images open in a new window and are generally 768×1024 because most are portrait images as opposed … Continue reading

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