Category Archives: Gloucestershire

Bristol Civilian War Dead Memorial

Bristol has 3 churches that were damaged by bombs in World War 2, and two of them have been left as they were (with minor strengthening) as a memorial to the bombing of the city between 24 November 1940 and 11 … Continue reading

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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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Back to the park

Miss Emily had been hinting that it was time to go to the park again because she needed to have some exercise after her long winter hibernation. “Miss Emily, dolls do not hibernate”  “Well I did, Winter was soooooo long … 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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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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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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