Ashchurch War MemorialAshchurch War Memorial

This memorial is located beside the village hall and opposite the lane to the parish church, Ashchurch, Gloucestershire England

The list covers the First and Second World War and includes information from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Original listing and photograph courtesy of  Alf Beard.
Information on Jesse Thomas Nind provided by Wendy Snarey

This cross is erected to the glory of God and in grateful remembrance of the following who gave their lives for their country


ATTWOOD William Abel  Pte 2290, 1st Herefordshire Regt died 6/12/1915. Buried in Addolorata Cemetery, Malta E.EA.A.682

CARTLAND James Bertram Faulkner Major, 1st Worcestershire Regt died 27/5/1918 age 42. Husband of Mary Hamilton Cartland of Amere Court, Pershore, Worcester. Commemorated on the Soisson Memorial, France

DAY Arthur Charles   2nd Cpl 141603, 203rd Field Coy Royal Engineers, died 16/7/1918 age 42. Son of George & Eliza of Tewkesbury, husband of Emily Mary of 1 Stanhope Road, East Street, Littlehampton. Buried in Godewaesvelde British Cemetery, France I.S.19

GRIFFITHS Harold Frederick Pte 11420, 8th Gloucestershire Regt killed in action on Monday  3/7/1916. Commemorated on the Thiepval memorial, Somme. Born 1895 Tewkesbury area

HALLING William Able Seaman 221206 Royal Navy H.M.S. Monmouth died 1/11/1914 age 27. Son of Thomas & Jane of Ashchurch Road, Tewkesbury. Commemorated on the Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon

HENRY John James  Pte 2384, 3rd Worcestershire Regt [Not listed with the CWGC, army number taken from the Medal Roll

HOPTON Charles William  Sgt, 17627 7th Gloucestershire Regt died 17/8/1915 age 24. Son of John Charles & Annie of The Glebe, Twyning, Glos. Commemorated on the Helles Memorial, Turkey.

HUTCHINGS Charles F 2nd Lt, Royal Garrison Artillery died 15/1/1919. Buried in St Nicholas Churchyard, Ashchurch  Holder of the M.M.

HUTCHINGS Ernest Harold Driver T4/110226 Royal Army Service Corps died 2/9/1918 age 26. 800th Horse Transport Coy. Son of Mrs Amelia Hutchings of Ashchurch and the late Charles Joseph Hutchings and husband of Ivy, 10 Leasowe Street, Hurslet Carr, Leeds. Buried in Lahana Military Cemetery, Greece III.C.25

MAITLAND Alfred Henry The Honourable, Major 1st, Cameron Highlanders died 14/9/1914 age 41. Son of Frederick Henry, 13th Earl of Laiderdale and Charlotte Sarah, nee Sleigh. Husband of Edith, daughter of Sanford George T Scobell. Commemorated on the Le Ferte-Sous-Jouarre Memorial, France

MALLETT George  Pte 8104 2nd East Yorkshire Regt died 9/8/1915. Commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium

NIND Jesse Thomas. Private 27761 Worcestershire Regiment 1st/7th Bn. Died:11/10/1918, age 33. Buried at Barenthal Military Cemetery Italy, Plot 2, row B, grave 11. Husband of Mrs. A. J. Nind, of Myrtle Cottage, Eckington, nr. Pershore, Worcestershire. He is also commemorated on the Village War Memorial at Eckington. [Note 1]

NUNNEY Ernest Victor Stephen Pte 16068 10th Gloucestershire Regt, killed in action Saturday 25 September 1915 age 21. Son of James & Helen, Church Road, Bredon, Glos. Commemorated on the Loos Memorial, France

PAGE William Pte 29990, 5th East Lancashire Regt died 21/3/1918 age 24. Son of Joseph & Jane of Northway, Ashchurch. Commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial, France

PARSON William Frederick  Pte 2838 Royal Gloucestershire Hussars died 23/4/1916 age 19. Son of Charles John & Emily of 65, New  Street, Tamworth. Commemorated on the Jerusalem Memorial, Israel. [CWGC listed as PARSONS]

POTTER Henry John Pte 16057, 10th Gloucestershire Regt killed in action on Wednesday 13 October 1915 age 35. Son of Elizabeth of Ashchurch, husband of Ada Elizabeth Jenkins, formerly Potter, nee Short, of 9 Deri, Tylorstwon, Rhondda, Glamorgan. Commemorated on the Loos Memorial, France

SALLIS Leonard James  Pte 182532, Machine Gun Corps died  4/11/1918 age 32. Son of Charles & Harriet, husband of  Elizabeth, 7 Vine Avenue, Runcorn Road, Ballsal Heath, Birmingham. Born at Parmington, Ashchurch. Brother of Allen who also fell.  Buried in Brandwood End Cemetery, Birmingham

SALLIS Allen Victor Pte 30045,Kings Shropshire Light Infantry died 17/10/1918 age 19. Son of Charles & Harriot of Malton, Ashchurch, brother of Leonard who also fell. Buried in High Tree Cemetery, Montbrehain, France. A.14

STICKLEY Lionel Frank Pte 29354, Duke of Cornwall Light Infantry died 16/10/1917. Son of Frank & Harriet nee Fisher of  Stow on the Wold, Glos. Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium

STREET Frank (Francis) Sgt, 1st Gloucestershire Regt [Not listed with the CWGC, Medal Roll nor with the Soldiers of Gloucestershire web site (soldiers that served in the Glosters’ WW1)

TRAPP Joseph Albert  Sgt G/547, 11 Middlesex Regt died 10/10/1916 age 25. Son of Charles & Ellen of The Cottage, Ashchurch, His mother had passed away prior to his death. Buried in Longueval Road Cemetery, France. A.6

WITTS Arthur Pte 8112,1st Gloucestershire Regt killed in action, Wednesday 21 October 1914. Commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium.

WOOLLEY Charles Henry  Pte 16352, 2nd Gloucestershire Regt killed in action on Sunday 27 June 1915. Son of Mr & Mrs F Woolley, 7 Midland Cottage, Ashchurch. Buried in Ration Farm Military Cemetery, La Chapelle-D’Armentieres, France. VIII.B.1


JONES Thomas Joseph  Guardsman, 2665802,  Coldstream Guards died 23/4/1945 age 33. Son of Mr & Mrs Thomas Jones of Ashchurch, husband of Frances Lilian Mary of Ashchurch. Buried in Argenta Gap War Cemetery, Italy. Coll grave, II.E.14-16

LANE Alfred Percy Craftman 1789609 6th Tank Brigade Workshop, Royal Electrical Mechanical Engineers died 24/6/1944 age 38. Son of Arthur E & Kate A, husband of Maude Elizabeth of Ashchurch. Buried in Lenham Cemetery, Kent. Grave 10


Note 1.

Jesse Thomas Nind was born in Oxenton in 1885, son of Thomas Nind and Harriet nee Mustoe.
1891 – he was living in Oxenton with his parents and 2 brothers Frederick and Richard
1911 – Now a Farm Labourer he was living in Kinsham lodging with Thomas Wiggins
1915 - Jesse married Amy Perks – Amy was the daughter of Charles and Ann Perks of Eckington
Jesse enlisted into the 1/7th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment at Worcester giving his residence as Pershore.