Charfield War MemorialCharfield War Memorial

Located in Charfield, Gloucestershire, England

Listing and photograph courtesy of  Alf Beard, with corrections and additional information provided by Alex Threlfall


To the men of Charfield who fought in the Great War

AYRES Arthur Rodney  Pte51590, 1/5th Gloucestershire Regt died 16/11/1918. At rest in Ste Marie Cemetery, Le Harve, France. DW62 IV.B.6

CLARK Ernest Albert Berry, Pte 29401, 1st Somerset Light Infantry, died 30/8/1918 age 19. Son of Erenest S T & Annie Alice, Mill Road, Charfield. Commemorated on the Vis-en-Artoise Memorial, France

COLBORN William H  Pte 741, 1st Gloucestershire regt died 23/12/1914 age 26. Son of George & Hannah, Station View, Charfield. Commemorated on the Le Touret Memorial, France

FOWLER Arthur Thomas Pte 18677. Son of Thomas & Emily. Not listed on CWGC. Died 1916 following discharge, believed buried in Charfield (Grave yet to be located). [Additional information provided by Alex Threlfall]

HUGHES Albert Alexander Pte 17778, A Coy, 2nd Gloucestershire Regt died 10/5/1915 age 19. Son of George & Annie, of The Wye, Charfield and brother of Harry who also fell the same day in battle. Commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium along with his brother

HUGHES Harry  Pte 17777, A Coy 2nd Gloucestershire Regt who died 10/5/1915 age 18 Son of George & Annie of The Wye, Charfield and brother of Albert who also fell in the same battle. Both are commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial.
[Service number corrected - information provided by Alex Threlfall]

MILLARD, Charles E,  Pte 15271, 8th Gloucestershire Regt died 18/11/16. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme

MILLARD Joseph , Gunner 65315, 31st heavy Bty, Royal Garrison Artillery died 27/5/1917. At rest in Citejean Military Cemetery, Amenties France, VII.B.33

NEAL Francis G Lance Bombardier,  89467 D Bty, 46 Bde, Royal Field Artillery died 19/9/1916 age 24. Son of Thomas & Sarah Jane of Birdingbury Wharf, Warwickshire. At rest in Dartmoor Cemetery, Becordel-Becourt, Somme II.A.92

RICHARDS Albert James Pte. L/4975, 9th Queens Royal Lancers, 5/11/1914 age 21. George & Deborah of Charfield. At rest in Elsene Communal Cemetery, Ixelles, Belgium IV.D.6

YOUNG Francis Edward  Sgt 240115, 2/5 Gloucestershire Regt died 2/12/1917. Son of James & Eliza Jane, New Town, Charfield, Commemorated on the  Cambrai Memorial, Louveral France

1939 -1945

COLBORN Percy William Gunner 1511144, 85th Anti-Tank Regt, Royal Artillery, died 11/9/1943 age 24. Son of Percy & Emily Kate of Charfield. At rest at Chungkai War Cemetery, Thailand, 5.B.4

DAVIS Herbert Percy   W.O, 626837 (W/Op/Air Gnr)  101 Sqdn, Royal Air Force, died 17/12/1943 age 25. Son of Herbert Joseph & Emily Rhoda of Charfield, husband of Joan Mabel of Middlewich, Cheshire. Buried in St James Churchyard, Charfield

STARKEY Francis Charles  L/Cpl 5182195, 49th Divisional Provost Coy, Corps of Military Police died 15/7/1944 age 29. Son of Francis Charles & Fanny, husband of Gwyneth Ann, of Mill Hill, Middlesex. At rest in Tilly-Sur-Seulles War cemetery, France IV.F.9

TOWNSEDN  Kenneth Pte 14656343, 2nd Gloucestershire regt, died 29/5/1944 age 18. son of Lillian of Charfield. At rest in St John Churchyard, Boldre, Hampshire Row 4, Grave 1