0082…The War Memorial

owlHISTORY OF STOKE GIFFORD
Edited by Adrian Kerton

The War Memorial

War_Memorial

 

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Robin Horsfall and 1st Stoke Gifford Scouts have been researching the names on the memorial.

In conjunction with the Royal British Legion, 1st Stoke Gifford Scouts were awarded their Poppy Badges for the research completed for 11th November 2014

If anyone has further information please contact the Parish Clerk at
01454 865202

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In Memory of
HARRY ADAMS
Private
M/402697
Royal Army Service Corps
Killed In Action
18/02/1919
Born c.1886
Parents: Alfred and Mary Ann Adams, of Stoke Gifford, Bristol; husband of Cecilia Adams, of 15, Maple Rd., Horfield, Bristol
Buried Cologne Southern Cemetery 11 D 25
He was awarded the British War Medal and the Victory Medal, also called the Inter-Allied Victory Medal
The British War Medal was issued for services between 5th August 1914 and 11th November 1918.
It was automatically awarded in the event of death on active service before the completion of this period.
Information researched by 1st Stoke Gifford

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In Memory of
ARTHUR JOSEPH BOND
Fusilier
14299822

2nd Bn., Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regt.)
who died on
Wednesday, 13th September 1944. Age 27.
Husband of Joan Irene Bond, of Stoke Gifford, Gloucestershire.
Cemetery: GRADARA WAR CEMETERY, Italy
Grave Reference/Panel Number: I, B, 76.
Location:Gradara War Cemetery is situated in the Commune of Gradara in the Province of Pesaro. It is located about 1.5 kilometres south of the SS16, midway between Pesaro and Riccione.
Historical Information:
The site for the cemetery was chosen in November 1944 and it contains the graves of casualties incurred during the advance from Ancona to Rimini (which broke the Gothic Line) and in the heavy fighting around Rimini, which was taken by the Allies on 21st September 1944. There are now nearly 1,200, 1939-45 war casualties commemorated in this site. Of these, a small number are unidentified.

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In Memory of
HERBERT BOWLEY
Corporal
1296

3rd Bn. Monmouthshire Regiment (Territorial Force)
who died Killed in action on
Tuesday, 11th May 1915. Age 21.
Son of Halford and Eliza Bowley, of Stoke Gifford
Born St. Thomas, 1886 Bristol Christened at Stoke Gifford Feb26 th 1888, Glos.
Enlisted Abertillery
Alfred Halford Bowley was a ‘Hewer of Coal at Powell’s Tillery Steam Coal Co Pit C in Abertillery The Vivian Pit
Cemetery: POELCAPELLE BRITISH CEMETERY, Langemark Belgium
Grave Reference/Panel Number: LV. C. 18.
Location: Poelcapelle British Cemetery is located 10 kilometres north east of Ieper town centre on the Brugseweg (N313)
Historical Information:

Poelcapelle (now Poelkapelle) was taken by the Germans from the French on the 20th October, 1914, entered by the 11 division on the 4th October, 1917, evacuated by the British in April 1918 retaken by the Belgians on the 28th September 1918, one of the battles of Ypres.
He was awarded the British War Medal and the Victory Medal, also called the Inter-Allied Victory Medal. The British War Medal was issued for services between 5th August 1914 and 11th November 1918. It was automatically awarded in the event of death on active service before the completion of this period. Also the 1914–15 Star, a campaign medal of the British Empire that was awarded to officers and men of British and Imperial forces who served in any theatre of World War I against the Central European Powers during 1914 and 1915. It was never awarded singly and recipients were also awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal, 1914 1915 Star
Medal Research by 1st Stoke Gifford Scouts

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In Memory of
HOWARD COOK
Rifleman
S/28492

Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort’s Own)
who died Killed in action on
31 July 1917
Born Alderton, Wilts
Enlisted in Bristol
He was awarded the British War Medal and the Victory Medal, also called the Inter-Allied Victory Medal  The British War Medal was issued for services between 5th August 1914 and 11th November 1918. It was automatically awarded in the event of death on active service before the completion of this period.
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Medal Research by 1st Stoke Gifford Scouts

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In Memory of
GEORGE THOMAS EVERETT
Gunner
RMA/13445

H.M.S. Invincible. Royal Marine Artillery
who died at the Battle of Jutland
Wednesday, 31st May 1916. Age 21.
Son of Henry and Louisa J. Everett, of Greenwood Stoke Gifford.
Memorial: PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire
Grave Reference/ Panel Number, 21. The Memorial is situated on Southsea Common promenade, and is accessible at all times.
Killed on the Invincible Location: North Sea, off the Jutland Peninsula,
Class: Battle cruiser 57 UN, 06 0711 Built: 13 April 1907
Cause: Gunfire
CO: Capt Arthur Cay RN, flagship of Rear Adm the Hon. Horace Hood CR WO DSO
Casualties- 1026
Survivors – 6
War record
He was awarded the British War Medal and the Victory Medal, also called the Inter-Allied Victory Medal. The British War Medal was issued for services between 5th August 1914 and 11th November 1918. It was automatically awarded in the event of death on active service before the completion of this period. Also the 1914–15 Star, a campaign medal of the British Empire that was awarded to officers and men of British and Imperial forces who served in any theatre of World War I against the Central European Powers during 1914 and 1915.

It was never awarded singly and recipients were also awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal
British War Medal
Victory Medal
1914 1915 Star
Medal Research by 1st Stoke Gifford Scouts

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In Memory of
WILLIAM A EVERETT
Private
36858

1st Bn., Gloucestershire Regiment
who died on Thursday, 7th March 1918.
Enlisted Hereford
Cemetery: Cement House Cemetery, Langemarck, Lan West‑V., Belgium
Grave Reference/ Panel Number: VII F. 17.
Location: Langemark is located north of the town of Ieper off the N313
He was awarded the British War Medal and the Victory Medal, also called the Inter-Allied Victory Medal. The British War Medal was issued for services between 5th August 1914 and 11th November 1918. It was automatically awarded in the event of death on active service before the completion of this period.

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In Memory of
FREDERICK F GUPWELL
Gunner
135397
Royal Field Artillery
B Battery 51st Brigade
Killed In Action
16/05/1917. Age 28.
Born in Stoke Gifford, Gloucestershire
Husband of Florence Gupwell of Stoke Gifford
Parents Fredrick and Selena Gupwell of Stoke Gifford
Buried French British War Cemetery 11 E 15
He was awarded the British War Medal and the Victory Medal, also called the Inter-Allied Victory Medal
The British War Medal was issued for services between 5th August 1914 and 11th November 1918.
It was automatically awarded in the event of death on active service before the completion of this period.

These three medals were sometimes irreverently referred to as Pip, Squeak and Wilfred. Eligibility for this award consisted of having been mobilised, fighting, having served in any of the theatres of operations, or at sea, between midnight 4th/5th August, 1914, and midnight, 11th/12th November, 1918.

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In Memory of
HERBERT HENRY HARTNELL
Private
51836

2nd/7th Bn., West Yorkshire Regt. (Prince of Wales’s Own)
who died on Friday, 29th March 1918. Age 32.
Born Stoke Gifford, Glos.  Enlisted Bristol
Son of John and Mary Jane Hartnell, of Stoke Gifford, Bristol.
Previous Units: 2/7 W. York. R. 51836 Pte., 12th Lab. D. of Corn. L.I. 25503, 156 Lab. Corps. 93239, 2/7 W. York. R. 51836
He was awarded the British War Medal and the Victory Medal, also called the Inter-Allied Victory Medal. The British War Medal was issued for services between 5th August 1914 and 11th November 1918. It was automatically awarded in the event of death on active service before the completion of this period.
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Medal Information researched by 1st Stoke Gifford Scouts

Memorial: ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Reference/ Panel Number: Location: Bay 4
The Arras Memorial is in the Faubourg‑d’Arniens Cemetery, which is in the Boulevard du General de Gaulle in the western part of the town of Arras. The cemetery is near the Citadel, approximately 2 kilometres due west of the railway station. The Memorial commemorates almost 35,000 casualties of the British, New Zealand and South African Forces who died between Spring 1916 and 7th August 1918, with the exception of casualties of the Battle of Cambrai in 1917, and who have no known grave.

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In Memory of
HENRY BOLTON HOOPER
Private
30465

Worcestershire Regiment
B Battery 51st Brigade
Killed In Action
17/08/1917 Age 24
Born Iddlesleigh, Devon c.1893
Son of Henry Tripp Hooper, of The Cottage, Stoke Park, Stapleton, Bristol
He was awarded the British War Medal and the Victory Medal, also called the Inter-Allied Victory Medal
The British War Medal was issued for services between 5th August 1914 and 11th November 1918. It was automatically awarded in the event of death on active service before the completion of this period.
British War Medal
Victory Medal
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In Memory of
NORMAN OAKHILL
Private
25194

12th Bn., Gloucestershire Regiment
Who Died of wounds, Wednesday, 6th December 1916. Age 21.
Born Eastville, Bristol Enlisted Bristol
Son of George and Emily Oakhill, of Stoke Gifford, Bristol.
Previous Units: 12th. Bn. Glouc. Regt. 25194. Pte.
He was awarded the British War Medal and the Victory Medal, also called the Inter-Allied Victory Medal
The British War Medal was issued for services between 5th August 1914 and 11th November 1918.
It was automatically awarded in the event of death on active service before the completion of this period.
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Medal Information researched by 1st Stoke Gifford Scouts
Cemetery: MERVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Nord, France
Panel Number/Grave Reference: II. A. 7.
Location: Merville is a town 15 kilometres north of Bethune and 20 kilometres south‑east of Armentieres. The Communal Cemetery is on the north­east side of the town to the north side of the road to Neuf‑Berquin.
Historical Information:
Merville was the scene of fighting early in October, 1914, between French and British Cavalry and the Germans, but from the 9th of that month to the 11th April, 1918, it remained in British hands. In October, 1914, and in the autumn of 1915, it was the Headquarters of the Indian Corps. It was a rail head until May, 1915, and a billeting and hospital centre from 1915 to 1918. The 6th and Lahore Casualty Clearing Stations were there from the autumn of 1914 to the autumn of 1915; the 7th from December, 1914, to April, 1917; the 54th (1st/2nd London) from August, 1915, to March, 1918; and the 51st (Highland) from May, 1917, to April, 1918; and practically all the British burials were those of men who died in these hospitals. On the evening of the llth April, 1918, in the Battles of the Lys, the Germans forced their way into Merville; and the place was not retaken until the 19th August. During the 1939‑45 War the river Lys was the southern end of a deep but narrow area held by British

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In Memory of
FREDERICK GUY PITT
Gunner
10301

25th Bty. 35th Bde… Royal Field Artillery
Born 1896 in Bristol
Who Died of wound Friday 2nd November 1917. Age 21.
Born Bristol 1896, Enlisted Bristol, Glos.
Son of Mr. and Mrs. S. Pitt, of Fairview, Stoke Gifford, nr. Bristol.
Late of Great Western Railway (Traffic Dept.)
Previous Units: R.F.A. 10301. A/Bdr.
He was awarded the British War Medal and the Victory Medal, also called the Inter-Allied Victory Medal
The British War Medal was issued for services between 5th August 1914 and 11th November 1918.
It was automatically awarded in the event of death on active service before the completion of this period.
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Medal Information researched by 1st Stoke Gifford Scouts
Cemetery: ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France
Panel Number/Grave Reference: XXX. J. 6A.
Location: Etaples is a town about 27 kilometres south of Boulogne.
The Military Cemetery is to the north of the town, on the west side of the road to Boulogne.
Historical Information:
During the 1914‑18 war, the neighbourhood of the Cemetery became the scene of immense concentrations of British reinforcement camps and of British hospitals. It was remote from attack, except from aircraft, and it was accessible by railway from either the northern or the southern battlefields. In 1917, 100,000 troops were camped among the sand dunes, and the hospitals (which included eleven General, one Stationary and four Red Cross Hospitals and a Convalescent Depot) could deal with 22,000 wounded or sick. In September 1919, ten months after the Armistice, three hospitals and the Q.M.A.A.C, Convalescent Depot remained. The earliest burial in the Cemetery dates from May 1915.

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In Memory of
JESSE HALFORD WICKS
Lance Corporal
21344

Princess Charlotte of Wales’s (7th Bn.) Royal Berkshire Regiment
who died in Salonica on Wednesday, 25th April 1917. Age 26.
Son of John and Minnie Wicks, of Stoke, Gifford, Bristol.
He was awarded the British War Medal and the Victory Medal, also called the Inter-Allied Victory Medal The British War Medal was issued for services between 5th August 1914 and 11th November 1918. It was automatically awarded in the event of death on active service before the completion of this period.
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Medal Information researched by 1st Stoke Gifford Scouts
Memorial: DOIRAN MEMORIAL, Greece
The Doiran Memorial stands near Doiran Military Cemetery, which is situated in the north of Greece close to the Yugoslav frontier and near the south‑east shore of Lake Doiran. It is approximately 2 kilometres behind the village of Doiran and is reached via a farm track after turning left in the village by a large taverna.
Doiran, can be seen from a distance and is a landmark. It serves two purposes: It is the Battle Memorial of the British Salonika Force, for which a large sum of money was subscribed by the officers and men of that Force; and it is the Commonwealth War Graves Commission’s Memorial to the British dead in Macedonia whose graves are not known. The Memorial takes the form of an obelisk, 12 metres high, guarded by two recumbent stone lions. It stands on a square platform, the sides of which are marked by shorter piers, and the names of the dead are inscribed on marble panels sunk in these piers. The architect was Sir Robert Lorimer and was the monument was sculptured by Waiter Gilbert. The Memorial was unveiled by Sir George Macdonogh on 25 September 1926. The Memorial is roughly in the centre of the line occupied for two years by the Allied troops in Macedonia, but close to the West end of the British part of this line. It marks the scene of the fierce fighting in 1917‑1918, in which the majority of British casualties on the field occurred. From October, 1915 to the end of November, 1918, the British Salonika Force suffered some 2800 deaths in action 1400 from wounds and 4200 from sickness.

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In Memory of
ALFRED JOHN WINSTONE
262ND RLY. CONSTN. COY., R.E.

Died of wounds 6th of September 1917
Name: Alfred John Winstone
Birth; abt 1886 Birth Place: Stoke Gifford, Glos.
Residence: Stoke Gifford, Glos.
Death Date: 6 Sep 1917 Death Place: France and Flanders
Enlistment Place Bristol Enlistment Age 30
Regiment Name: Railway Troops
Rank: Sapper
Regiment Royal Engineers
Regimental Number 239289
Type of Casualty: Died of wounds
Theatre of War Western European
Marriage 5 Jun 1915 – Parish Church Stoke Gifford
Spouse: Emma Causon Phillips
Child: Doris Mary Winstone
He was awarded the British War Medal and the Victory Medal, also called the Inter-Allied Victory Medal. The British War Medal was issued for services between 5th August 1914 and 11th November 1918. It was automatically awarded in the event of death on active service before the completion of this period.
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Medal Information researched by 1st Stoke Gifford Scouts

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In Memory of
FRANK WOOD
Private
9960

North Staffordshire Regiment Killed In Action at Ypres
25/09/1915 Age 24. Born in Litchurch, Derby c.1893
Frank married Kate Phillips from Stoke Gifford at St. Michael’s Church on the 1st January 1912. Kate was baptised at St. Michael’s Church on the 10th January 1886.
It is very possible that Frank Wood was awarded the 1914-15 Star campaign medal of the British Empire for his service in World War One. This Star is identical to the 1914 Star in every respect except that the centre scroll bears the dates ‘1914-15” and the two small scrolls bearing ”Aug” and “Nov” are omitted.

He was awarded the British War Medal and the Victory Medal, also called the Inter-Allied Victory Medal  The British War Medal was issued for services between 5th August 1914 and 11th November 1918. It was automatically awarded in the event of death on active service before the completion of this period.

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WORLD WAR 2

These soldiers were awarded the War Medal and the 1939-1945 Star.
See illustrations below.

In Memory of
CHARLES WILLIAM HISCOX

Born in 1920 Charles grew up in Stoke Gifford He was the son of Charles and Mabel Hiscox of Stoke Gifford.
Died 10th of December 1941 age 21.
Service number D/MX69785.
Charles William was in the Royal Navy serving on HMS Repulse
Rank: Engine Room Artificer 4th class.
He is recorded on the Plymouth Naval Memorial. Panel 51 Column 1.
HMS Repulse was sunk by Japanese air Attack of Kuantan South China Sea
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In Memory of
CHARLES EDWIN FINCH

Charles was born in Glamorgan 1919.
The son of Edwin and Elsie May Finch and the husband of Margaret Joan Finch of Stoke Gifford.
Rank: Corporal, Durham Light Infantry 8th battalion.
Charles he was killed in action at the age of 25 on the 2nd of July, 1944 and was involved in the D Day landings on Gold Beach on the 6th of June 1944 part of the second wave of troops. They passed Bayeux on the way to Caen and were passing Tilly-Sur-Seulles after encountering a German Panzer division. Charles was buried at Hottot-les-Bagues.
His was the only death on the day.

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In Memory of
CHARLES GODFREY BALL

Date of birth circa 1919 in Gloucestershire.  The son of Mr and Mrs Charles ball of Stoke Gifford.
Somerset Light Infantry (Prince Albert’s)
Killed in action age 25 on the 20th of June 1944 in France.
Rank private, service number 5673956.
Regiment, the Somerset Light Infantry. 4th Battalion.
He is remembered at the Bayeux war cemetery. 1056/1A/8 V.E.25 91.
Many a silent tear.
Always a beautiful memory,
Of one we loved so dear.
Good-night.

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In Memory of
WILLIAM JAMES BROWN

Son of John and Maud Brown.
Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry.
Died 21st of June 1949 in Stoke Gifford.
Rank private 5441110

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