Tag Archives: Cheltenham

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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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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