Amberley War MemorialAmberley War Memorial

Located on the village green Amberley, Gloucestershire, England

Photo by Deric Weaving.

Listing compiled by Alf Beard with additional data from the CWGC


Our Glorious Dead

The Great War

ALDER Frederick Pte 3028 1st Gloucestershire Regt killed in action, Sunday the 9 May 1915 age 35. Son of Emma of Woodchester, Glos  Commemorated on the Le Touret Memorial, France

BAKER Algernon Pte 202505, 2/5th Gloucestershire Regt,  killed in action on Friday 14/9/1917. Commemorated at Tyne Cot Memorial

BRINKWORTH Wilfred L/Cpl13656 8th Gloucestershire Regt killed in action on Monday 3/7/1916. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France

ELY Robert Pte 29991 8th Gloucestershire Regt died 21/3/1918 age 28. Son of Owen and Fanny Maria, nee Gardener of Amberley, husband of Emily Elsie, nee Knee 31 Bisley Old Road, Stroud, Glos. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial, France

EVERS-SWINDELL Ernest Frederick Pte, 10/2597 1st Wellington Regt,  New Zealand Army died 4/10/1917 age 22. Son of Wilfred and Alice Evers-Swindell of The Towers, Burleigh, Stroud, Glos. Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium

GRIFFIN Cecil Wilfred Driver T4/249080, 3rd Horse Transport Coy, Army Service Corps died 26/5/1917 age 21. Son of George and Alice of Kingswood, Glos. Buried in St Sever cemetery, Extension, Rouen, France

GRIFFIN Reginald Ernest L/Cpl 20823, 8th  Gloucestershire Regt, killed in action on Monday 15/10/1917. Son of George and Mary of Lower Slaughter, Glos. Buried in Voormezeele Enclosure No.3 Belgium. XIII.K.2  This memorial have him listed as Ernest

GUNTER Frank Pte 19906, 13th  Gloucestershire Regt killed in action, Friday 30/6/1916 age 44. Son of Henry Julius and Emma Gunter nee Davies, husband of Ellen, nee Stephens and a family of two children of Watledge, Nailsworth, Glos. Buried in St Vaast Post Military Cemetery, Richebourg-L’Avoue, France, III.T.3

HYDE Benjamin Watts Pte 3832 11th Australian Infantry A.I.F died between 22 and 25/7/1916 age 42. Son of Benjamin and Sarah Hyde, husband of Emily of Hillside Cottage, Amberly, Glos. Born at Yeovil, Somerset. Commemorated on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, France

KING  Benjamin Pte 23537 15th  Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regt) died 5/5/1916. Buried at Boulogne Eastern Cemetery. Additional information 1901 Census. Son of Thomas & Julia King of Pinfarthing Parish of Holy Trinity, Amberly

LAWRENCE Henry  Pte 13215, A Coy 1st Gloucestershire Regt killed in action 8/9/1915 age 21. Son of Robert and Elizabeth Lawrence of Houndscroft, Stroud, Glos. Commemorated on the Loos Memorial, France

MAISEY Francis Howard L/Cpl 49020 1/7th Lancashire Regt died28/8/1918 age 27. Son of George & Ellen Maisey and husband of Elsie C D Maisey of The Bank, Amberly. Buried at Bagneux British Cemetery, Gezaincourt, France  [ Memorial have him listed as Private Frank]

MELSOME Leonard Pte, 13651, 8th  Gloucestershire Regt died of wounds 7/7/1916 age 20. Son Bertha Rundle, formerly Melsome of Thorn Moor, Broadwood, Lifton, Devon. And the late William Melsome. Born at Kilburn, Middlesex. Buried at Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt-L’Abbe, France. I.F.15

PEGLER Alonzo Pte, 13755, 10th  Gloucestershire Regt killed in action 25/9/1915 age 19. Son of William and Annie Pegler of Amberley. Commemorated on the Loos Memorial, France

SCOTT Douglas Pte, Canadian Army   Unable to find the correct one.

SHIPWAY Joseph Ewart Pte,13663, 10th Gloucestershire Regt killed in action 25/9/1915 age 19. Son of Joseph J and Caroline Shipway of The Nooke, Ebley, near Stroud, Glos. Commemorated on the Loos Memorial, France [This memorial have him named Ewart]

TRUSSLER Albert James    The following information is on the memorial “Pte, Training Reserve 1917 age 18” [Not listed with the CWGC.]Additional information 1901 census Son of Abel & Louisa Anne Trussler of Amberley and brother of Percy & Thomas who also fell

TRUSSLER Percy Edward Signaller 121144, 170th  Royal Field Artillery died 13/3/1917 age 24. Son of Abel Elliot and Louisa Anne Trussler nee Clark of Amberley and husband of Edith M Trussler nee Risby from Birkenhead residing at 34 Victoria Street, Stapleton Road, Bristol, also brother of Albert & Thomas who also fell Buried at Puchevillers British Cemetery, France VI.E.35

TRUSSLER Thomas Wyndham Sgt 12451 10th Gloucestershire Regt, died of wounds 27/10/1915 age 21. Son of Abel Elliot and Louisa Ann Trussler  of St Chloe Green, Amberly and brother of Albert & Percy who also fell. Native of Mells Somerset. Buried at Ataples Military Cemetery, France III.E.15

TURNER Warren Geoffrey Dalton Lt, 11th Sqdn, Royal Flying Corps died 24/5/1917. Commemorated on the Arras Flying Services Memorial, France

World War 2

ELTON John Phillips Capt 71061, Royal Engineers died 6/5/1945 age 29. Son of John Frederic and Kathleen Eliza Elton and husband of Shiela Rosemary Elton of Ripon, Yorkshire. B.A.(Cant) Buried at Becklingen War Cemetery, Germany. 3.B.8

JONES Godfrey James Frew Flt Lt 89062, 181 Sqdn,Royal Air Force died 16/6/1944 age 26. Son of Frederick Edwin William & Emily Hugo Jones, husband of betty Katherine Jones of Amberly. Buried at St Manview War cemetery, Cheux, France. V.A.17

FOSTER James Ronald Flight Lt 101921, Royal Air Force, died, 9/9/1945. Son of Frederick and Emily Jane Foster; husband of Marjorie Letitia Foster of Amberley. Buried at Amberley Church Cemetery.

HACKETT Ernest Edward Lt 224619, Kings Own Royal Regt, (Lancaster) attached to 1st West Yorkshire Regt, died 12/3/1944 age 31. Son of George Edward and Laura Hackett, husband of Anne Craig Hackett nee Bayuel of Jordanhill, Glasgow. M.A. Hons (Cantb). Commemorated on the Rangoon Memorial, Burma

HOOPER Frederick Henry   Guardsman 2664401Coldstream Guards killed in action 23/7/1944 age 23. Son of Henry & Emily Mabel of Rodborough, Glos Commemorated on a family memorial at Amberly Church Cemetery and is buried at Florence War Cemetery, Italy

MARMONT Alan Lewis L/Sgt, 2615471, 2nd  Grenadier Guards died 1/8/1944 age 25. Son of Lewis and Alice May Marmont of Nailsworth, Glos and husband of J Marmont. Buried at St Charles De Percy War Cemetery, France

MARTIN Gerald Noel Lt-Commander Surgeon, HMS Drake, Royal Navy died 30/6/1945 age 58. Son of John Wise Martin and Louisa Martin, nee White and husband of Agnes Margaret Martin nee Hunt of Amberley. M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P. Buried at Weston Mill Cemetery, Plymouth

RICHARDSON Colin Philip Capt, 177983 M.C., 99, The Royal Bucks Yeomanry, Field Regt, Royal Artillery, died 3/2/1945 age 24. Son of Arthur Harry and Margaret Alice Barton Richardson of Minchinhampton, Glos. Scholar of Eton College and of Balliol College, Oxford. Buried at Taukkyan War Cemetery, Burma.18.B.15

SPRY Alfred John Able Seaman, D/JX 186884, HMS Kite, Royal Navy died 21/8/1944. Commemorated on the Plymouth Naval Memorial