Located in the parish church, Didbrook, Gloucestershire England.
Listing and photograph courtesy of Alf Beard.
Amendment to Harry Cecil Doughty entry courtesy of Mark Scott.
He that loseth his life for my sake shall save it. Matthew X39
To the glory of God and in loving memory of
ALCOCK Alfred 2nd Lieut 1st Gloucestershire Regt died 21/8/1916 age 31. Son of Alfred and Mary of Didbrook. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme
BUTTELL William Charles Pte 40959, 10th Lincolnshire Regt died 22/3/1918. Son of John and Ann of Didbrook. Born in 1891. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial, France
CLEMENTS Arthur Pte 7460, 1st Gloucestershire Regt, killed in action on Wednesday 4 November 1914 age 26. Son of John and Emma of Vineyard Street, Winchcomb, husband of Elizabeth of 262 High Street, Cheltenham. Born at Stanton Worcestershire. Commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium.
DOUGHTY Harry Cecil Pte, 203107, 2/4 Royal Berkshire Regt died 1/9/1917. Son of John William and Emily C of Didbrook. Buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium. XVIII.F.7A
GISSING Arthur Leonard Pte 16395 20th Hussars died 26/3/1918 age 23. Son of George and Alice G of Wormington Grange Lodge, Broadway, Worcs. Commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial, France
HOLMES William Edgar Pte 16796 Grenadier Guards V.C Son of Mrs E E Holmes of Didbrook. Buried in Carniers Cemetery Extension, France. I.B.3
An extract from "The London Gazette," No. 31082, dated 24th Decmber 1918, records the following:-"For most conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty at Cattenieres on the 9th October1918. Pte. Holmes carried in two men under the most intense fire, and, while he was attending to a third case, he was severely wounded. In spite of this, he continued to carry wounded, and was shortly afterwards again wounded, with fatal results. By his self-sacrifice and disregard of danger he was the means of saving the lives of several of his comrades
HUTCHINSON John Clifford Lt, 6th, att to the 4th, East Surrey Regt, died 22/3/1918. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial, France
INNES Edward Joseph Pte 2598, 2nd Gloucestershire Regt, killed in action 9 May 1915. Son of Edward J and Sarah J of 22 Foley Street, Ledbury, Hereford. Commemorated on the Le-Touret Memorial, France
JONES Edgar Frederick Pte 24188, 2nd Royal Worcestershire Regt died 24/4/1918 age 29.Husband of Ivy D Jones, nee Holmes of Berkeley House, Berkeley Street, Cheltenham, Glos. Buried in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, France. IX.A.18
LANCHBURY Wilfred William Pte 242505, 8th Gloucestershire Regt, killed in action on Sunday 18 November 1917 age 36. Son of Robert and Hannah of Toddington, Glos, husband of Laura Ann Wiggett, formerly Lanchbury of Toddington. Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium
MINCHIN Thomas Henry Pte 23189, 10th Gloucestershire Regt, died of wounds on Monday 24 July 1916. Son of Thomas and Annie of Foley Road Cottages, Hailes parish of St George, Didbrook. Buried in Puchevillers British Cemetery, France. II.A.26 This memorial has him as Herbert, correct name is Thomas Henry. CWGC listed as being in the 1/4th Glosters
SIMPSON Charles Edward Sapper WR/269551, 116 Rail Co, Royal Engineers died 12/11/1918. Son of Henry and Mary A of Whitehill, Winchcomb, brother of Charles ,John and Wilfred who also fell. Buried in Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel. D.D.38
SIMPSON John Ernest Pte 26647, 7th Gloucestershire Regt, killed in action on Saturday 10 February 1917 at Mesopotamia Son of Henry and Mary A of Winchcomb, and brother of Charles, Thomas and Wilfred who also fell. Buried in Amara War Cemetery, Iraq. XXIX.B. 1/40
SIMPSON Thomas Pte 13309, 10th Gloucestershire Regt, killed in action on Monday 25 September 1916. Son of Henry and Mary A of Whitehill, Winchcomb, Glos and brother of Charles, John and Wilfred who also fell. Buried in Dud Corner Cemetery, Loos, France. V.A.3
SIMPSON Wilfred M Pte CH/21002, H.M.S.Hussar, Royal Marine Light Infantry died 24/10/1918 son of Henry and Mary of Winchcomb and brother of Charles, John, and Thomas who also fell. Buried in Staglieno Cemetery, Genoa, Italy. I.C.31
WRIGHT Denis Frank Cpl 11122, 7th Gloucestershire Regt killed in action on Sunday 8 August 1915 age 26 at Gallipoli. Son of Joseph and Mary of Didbrook. Commemorated on the Helles Memorial, Turkey
WYNNIATT Frank Charles Pte 13301,10th Gloucestershire Regt killed in action Saturday 25 September 1915 age 23. Son of Charles J and Amy of Didbrook. Commemorated on the Loos Memorial, France
World War II
SPENCER William Grove Sgt/Air Bomber, 1587146 Royal Air force, died 13/6/1944 age 21. Son of Harry William and Lily of Didbrook Fields. Buried in the churchyard of St George, Didbrook