Broadwell War Memorial

Photo of Broadwell War MemorialLocated inside the parish church, St Paul, Broadwell (near Stow), Gloucestershire, England
This memorial would also cover the adjoining village of Donnington which is part of the same parish and does not have its own memorial.

To the glorious memory of the men of Broadwell who gave their lives in the Great War.


LEIGH John Egerton. Capt, 10th Kings Royal Rifle Corps died 4/4/1917. Buried in Metz-En-Couture Communal Cemetery British Extension, France III.F.3

BENNETT Frederick Thomas. Sgt 16014, 7th Wiltshire Regt, died 5/10/1918 age 27. Son of Thomas & Emily of Broadwell.Buried in Epehy Wood Cemetery, Epehy, France III.I.9. Mentioned in Despatches

ADAMS Edwin J. L/Cpl 19146, 14th Royal Warwickshire Regt died 4/10/1917. Buried in Tyne Cot Cemetery, Belgium. LVII.C.47

BENNETT Spencer Charles. Pte 33952, 2/4th Royal Berkshire Regt died 22/8/1917. Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium

BROOKS Milan. Pte 3188, 1st Gloucestershire Regt, died 25/8/1916 age 38. Son of Thomas & Elizabeth Burrows Brooks of Broadwell, husband of Harriet Brooks, 9 Council Houses, Kingham, Oxon. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme

GODDARD Reginald. Pte 9340, 1st Oxford & Bucks Light Infantry, died 23/4/1916. Buried in Kut War Cemetery, Iraq. J.15

MILLS Harry E. Pte 31603, 2/5th Gloucestershire Regt, died 24/4/1918. Commemorated on the Loos Memorial, France

NEWBURY Arthur. Pte 41214, 2nd South Wales Borderers, died 21/11/1917. Buried at Marcoing British Cemetery, France, Sp Mem 20

STEPHENS Frederick C. Gunner/Signaller 194624, 135th Heavy Bty, Royal Garrison Artillery, died 17/10/1918. Buried at Rocquigny-Equancourt Road British Cemetery, Manancourt, France. XIV.D.16 (This memorial has Gunner)

TIMMS Robert Edmund. Trooper Royal Horse Guards. (Not recorded as inscribed with the CWGC) CWGC have him listed as Gunner 197833, 521st Seige Bty, Royal Garrison Artillery died 29/6/1918 age 35. Son of Francis & Helen Timms of Broadwell, husband of Maud Mary of Earlswood, Old Bath Road, Leckhampton, Glos. His brother Walter also fell. Buried in Aire Communal Cemetery, France III.F.14

TIMMS Walter. Trooper 288935, Queens Own Oxfordshire Hussars, died 10/8/1918. Son of Francis & Helen of Broadwell. His brother Robert also fell. Buried in Warvillers Churchyard Extension, France A.8 Previously served as Pte 40300, Oxfordshire Yeomanry

VECK Arthur. Pte 46673, 18th Lancashire Fusiliers, died 12/5/1918. Buried in Le-Cateau Military Cemetery, France I.B.86

WATTS Thomas. Pte 12792, 8th Gloucestershire Regt. Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium

Their names liveth for evermore

Note 1. There is another large elaborate tablet bearing the Leigh family crest. Much abridged version of the inscription:-

Edward Egerton Leigh lieutenant Queens Bays of Broadwell Manor House, July 1 1851 - June 25 1913.
John Egerton Leigh captain 10th batt: Kings Royal Rifles elder son of the above. Born March 11th 1876 killed while leading his company into action at Metz En Couture, France, April 4th 1917

Listing and photograph courtesy of Alf Beard. Additional information provided by E. Lewis