Alveston War Memorial
Located in the Parish Churchyard Alveston, Nr Thornbury, Gloucestershire England
A complete listing covering both the First and Second World Wars, including information from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
Original listing courtesy of Alf Beard. Information on Charles Clements and Edward Curtis supplied by Adrian Hockedy. Correct date for John Sandes Barnwell provided by Diane Barnard. Memorial photographs and information on Frank Rugman provided by Alan Potter
To the Glory of God and in memory of the men who fell in the Great War 1914-1918 and 1939-1945
Their names liveth for evermore
ALWAYS Arthur L/Cpl 127580 42nd Canadian Inf (Quebec Regt) died 31/10/1917 age 22. Son of George and Annie of Marlwood Lodge, Thornbury, Native of Alveston. Commemorated at Tyne Cot Memorial Belgium, XII.B.16
BIDDLE Herbert George Pte 5298, 10th Prince of Wales Own Royal Hussard died 1.6.1915 age 28. Born in Rudgeway, Bristol. Commemorated at Vlamertinghe Military Cemetery Belgium
CLEMENTS Charles 17068, Private, 6th South Wales Borderers.Born: Alveston. Residence: Aberbeeg, Monmouthshire, enlisted: Newport, Monmouthshire. Killed In Action, 20th Feb 1916. Buried: Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension. Grave Reference: II. C. 160.
CLOUGH Ernest Rowan Butler 2nd Lt, 1st Devonshire Regt attached to 11th Bn, Durham Light Infantry died 27/6/1916 age 22. Son of Alfred Herrick Butler Clough C.B.,M.V.O and Gertrude Matilda, 24 Royal York Crescent, Clifton, Bristol. Commemorated at Brandhoek Military Cemetery, Belgium II.G.2
CURTIS Edward 10562, Private, 7th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Born: Alveston, enlisted: Bristol. Died of Wounds, 19th April 1916. Buried: Amara War Cemetery, Iraq. Grave Reference: XXI. D. 15.
CURTIS William Pte 24291, Welsh Regt attached to 254th Coy, Rioyal Engineers. Died 8/4/1817 age 20. Son of Georgina Curtis of Rock House, Alveston. Commemorated at Bethune Town Cemetery, France VI.C.75
FELTHAM Frederick Charles Pte 266280, B.Coy, 2/6 Gloucestershire Regt killed in action on Wednesday 19/7/1916 age 24. Son of Charles & E of Lower Hazel, Rudgeway, Bristol. Commemorated at Loos Memorial, France
HURN Walter James Pte 16663 C Coy, 12th Gloucestershire Regt killed in action on Sunday 3/9/1916/ Commemorated at Guillemont Road Cemetery Guillemont Somme XII.K.6
JONES William George Sapper 139049 180th Tunnelling Coy Royal Engineers. Formerly 18538 South Wales Borderers died 26/9/1916 age 26. Son of Mrs Mary Ann, of Alveston Down, Bristol brother of Frederick Samuel killed 1918. Commemorated at Thiepval Memorial, Somme
JONES Frederick Samuel Pte 769793 Canadian Inf (Western Ontario Regt) died 8/8/1918 age 21. Son of Mrs Mary Ann Jones of Alveston Down, Bristol and brother of William George killed 1916. Commemorated at Crucifix Corner Cemetery Villers-Bretonneux, Somme I.D.1
LEWIS Edward Unable to find correct one
PARKER Percy William L/Cpl 25389 8th Somerset Light Infantry died 11/4/1917 age 19. Son of Henry of Angers Cottage, Earthcott Alveston. Commemorated at Happy Valley British Cemetery Fampoux France A 16
PREWETT Ernest Sapper 2358 2/2 Field Coy Royal Engineers died 20/7/1916 age 32. Husband of Mrs E of Plumb Tree Cottage Rudgeway, Bristol. Commemorated at Aubers Ridge British Cemetery Aubers, France VI.B.5
RUGMAN, Frank Private 20225 1/4th City of Bristol Battalion, Gloucestershire Regt. Born Alveston. Killed in action 11/10/1916 in Flanders. Buried Hebuterne Cemetery.
SAXTON William Harold Pte 16367 2nd Gloucestershire Regt died 10/5/1915 age 36. Son of George & Edith of Hazel Cottage Rudgeway, husband of Florence Lucinda Nee Frankcon of Brook Cottage, Ozleworth, brother of Charles Edward killed 1915 and James William killed 1916. Commemorated at Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres. Belgium
SAXTON Charles Edward Pte PLY/7942 2nd Royal Marine Bn Royal Navy Div, Royal Marine Light Infantry died 30/12/1915 age 36 Son of George & Edith, Hazel Cottage Rudgeway brother of James William & William Henry. Commeorated at Capuccini Naval Cemetery Malta. Awarded the Long Service & Good Conduct Medal
SAXTON James William Pte 24803 1st Royal Berkshire Regt died 14/11/1916 age 33. Son of George & Edith, Hazel Cottage Rudgeway husband of Margaret, of seconds House Lancing Cottage Shoreham Sussex. Brother of William Harold and Charles Edward. Commemorated at Thiepval memorial, Somme
SMITH Albert Unable to find the correct one
The World War
BARNWELL Richard Anthony Flt Lt 36163 102nd Sqdn Royal Air Force died 29/10/1940 age 24. Son of Frank Sowter & Marjorie (nee SANDES) of Fleet, Hampshire. B.Sc. His brothers Pilot Officer John Sandes and David Usher, D.F.C also died on service. Commemorated at Runnymede Memorial Surrey.
BARNWELL John Sandes Pilot Officer 33432 29th Sqdn Royal Air Force died 19/06/1940 age 20. Son of Frank Sowter & Marjorie (nee SANDES) of Stoke Bishop, Bristol and brother os Richard Anthony & David Usher. Buried at Scopwick Church Burial Ground Lincolnshire Row 2 Grave 31. Awarded The King’s Medal, R.A.F., College Cranwell 1939
BARNWELL David Usher Pilot Officer 61052 607 Sqdn Royal Air Force died 14/10/1941 age 19. Son of Frank Sowter & Marjorie (nee SANDES) of Stoke Bishop, Bristol and brother of Richard Anthony & John Sandes. Commemorated at Malta Memorial, Malta. Awarded the D.F.C
BURBRIDGE Peter D’Arcy Lt 170562 22 Dragoon Royal Armoured Corps died 26/7/1944 age 23. Son of Edward D’Arcy & Ednid of Alveston. Commemorated at La Delivrande War Cemetery Douvres France VIII.B.9
DUNCAN Robert Grant Flt Sgt 507828 Royal Air Force. Died 21.2.1947. Buried in Devizes Cemetery, Wiltshire Sec X.C grave 88
GILES John Frederick Capt 68678 Royal Tank Regt Royal Armoured Corps No 3 Commando Died 27/12/1941 age 23 son of Frederick William & Margaret Maud Palin Giles. He was Army Heavyweight Champion, Southern Commend. Commemorated at Brookwood Memorial Surrey
HENDY Henry Edgar (Sonny) Gnr 1446100 236th Bty, 76th H.A.A. Regt Royal Artillery died 3/4/1941 age 23. Son of Mr & Mrs W E of Earthcott Bristol. Buried in Alveston Churchyard
LOCKE Edward Stanley Sgt pilot 1058906 Royal Air Force died 30/9/1941 age 19. Son of Edward Meadows Locke & Katherine Ruth, of Oxton Birkenhaed. Buried in Alveston Churchyard
MEAD Timothy Austen Capt 67005 10th Field Regt Royal Artillery died 25/5/1940 age 23. Son of Stephen & Beatrice Eleanor Nee William. Of Hindhead Surrey. Commemorated at Esquelmes war Cemetery Belgium V.B.30
MERCER Paul Thomas Richard Flying Officer 127883 262 Sqdn Royal Air Force. Died 24/10/1943. Commemorated at Runnymede Memorial Surrey
MILLS William Howard Drv T/1062830 Royal Army Service Corps died 29/5 – 2/6/1940 age 32. Son of Gilbert & Minnie of Thornbury Glos husband of Laura of Rudgeway. Commemorated on the Dunkirk Memorial
PRITCHARD Robert George Sgt Air/Gnr 1511162 35 Sqdn Royal Air Force died 24/5/1943 age 19. Son of Robert Edmund & Esther of Higher Tranmere, Birkenhead. Commemorated at Reichswald Forest war Cemetery, Germany. 25.D.10
TURNER Arthur H Unable to find correct one
WILLIAMS Alfred Henry Drv T/264540 Royal Army Service Corps died 12/6/1944 age 23. Son of Alfred Charles & Eliza of Thornbury Glos. Commemorated at Ranville War Cemetery France IV.A.27