Chipping Sodbury War Memorial

Chipping Sodbury War MemorialLocated in the High Street, south end of the Chipping, Gloucestershire, England

The original Chipping Sodbury Market Cross was erected about 1553 near this site. It was finally removed to the Presbytery remaining there for many years.

The existing portions were reunited to the town when it was restored and re-erected by public subscription in the year 1920


In grateful memory of the GALLANT SOLDIERS of this town who gave their lives in the Great War 1914-1919 , and World War 1939-1945

We will remember them by day and in the night season we will not forget

The Great War

ANDREWS Richard Leonard L/Cpl 29380, 8th East Surrey Regt died 6/8/1918 age 20. Son of George and Mary Jane Andrews of High Street, Chipping Sodbury, Glos. Buried at beacon Cemetery, Sailly-Laurette, France

ARNOLD Thomas Percy Cpl, 1908 5th Australian Infantry, A.I.F. died 10/5/1917. Commemorated on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, France

BEZER Percy William Pte, G/22855, 7th  The Queens Royal West Surrey Regt Died 26/4/1918. Buried at Hangard Wood British Cemetery, France. Additional information, courtesy of the 1901 census Son of James and Louisa, of Acton Lane, Iron Acton, Glos This memorial had him listed as Beazer, correct spelling is BEZER

BELL Charles Francis [listed on memorial as Charles Bell ]. Cpl. 527 16th Royal Warwickshire Regiment, died on 17th October 1916 age 29. Son of William Samuel and Elizabeth Bell of 13 Fairlawn Ave., Filton. Buried plot IV. B. 33. Le Touret Military Cemetery, Reichebourg-L'Avoue, France.
Charles Francis Bell was born in Bristol in 1887, parents Elizabeth and William Samuel Bell. They were married in 1882. Elizabeth (nee MORGAN) was born in 1863 and on the 1871 Census was aged 8 and living with her parents Charles Francis and Elizabeth Morgan in Horse Street, Chipping Sodbury. In 1911 Charles "Frank" Bell was living with his grandmother Elizabeth Morgan in Horse Street, Chipping Sodbury. He was a Mechanical Engineer's Assistant. William and Elizabeth Bell moved to Mangotsfield and eventually to Filton where they erected a memorial to Charles Francis Bell in St. Peter's Churchyard in Filton. [Information provided by Jan. Hazelby]

CRANE William John  Shoeing Smith, RTS/8710, 10th Remounts, Army Service Corps, died 9/10/1918 age 41. Son of William and Elizabeth Crane of Wraxall, Bristol and husband of Emily Crane of Rouncival Street, Chipping Sodbury, Buried at Cremona Town Cemetery, Italy

DASH Percy Thomas D Pte 15859, 1st Grenadier Guards, died 29/10/1914 age 21, Son of Thomas and Edith of The Folly, Old Sodbury, Glos. Buried at Zantvoorde British Cemetery, Belgium

GREENAWAY William Charles Pte 26951, 13th Gloucestershire Regt, killed in action in France 26/8/1916 age 24. Son of Charles and Annie of Hatters Lane, Chipping Sodbury and husband of Edith m Greenaway of High Street, Chipping Sodbury. Buried at Blighty Valley Cemetery, Authuile Wood, France

ILES John Richard    L/Cpl 42730, 2nd Essex Regt, died 5/9/1918 age 19. Son of John and Rhoda Iles of Horton, Glos. He was the son of a soldier on service and Grand Nephew of a Crimean veteran. Buried at Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille, France

MARSHALL Frederick George Pte 11708, 1st Somerset Light Infantry, died 8/7/1915 age 20. Son of George and Eliza Marshall of Rouncivel Street, Chipping Sodbury. Buried at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium

MOORMAN Joseph Richard Pte 30890, 14th Gloucestershire Regt, killed in action 30/4/1917 age 31. husband of Edith Annie Moorman of Brook Street, Chipping Sodbury, Buried at Chapelle British Cemetery, Holnon, France Native of Latton Wilts. Additional information courtesy of the 1891 census Son of James and Alice of Dean Farm Cottage, Hatherop, Glos

PRIOR Gilbert Edward Pte 30754, 1st Gloucestershire Regt, killed in action 24/9/1918. Husband of Mrs Lilly V Prior nee Amos of 34 Churchill Road, Brislington, Bristol.. Buried at Bellicourt British Cemetery, France. Additional information courtesy of the 1901 census Son of  James and Mary of Chipping Sodbury. His occupatiuon prior to enlisting was a Stable Boy

REED Ernest Pte 261998, 1st Hertfordshire Regt, Killed in Action 5th October 1917 age 32. Son of John & Elizabeth, of Back Lane, Chipping Sodbury, husband of Eva of Bristol Buried at Belgian Battery Corner Cemetery, Belgium

TAYLOR Hugh Noble L/Cpl 235389, 1/1st  Herefordshire Regt, died 6/11/1917 age 22.. Son of John and Harriett Maria Taylor of Yate Lawn Cottage, Yate, Glos. Buried at Beersheba War Cemetery, Israel

TILY Leonard Leslie Pte 3775, 1st Welsh Guards, died 1/12/1917. Commemorated on the Cambrai  Memorial, Louverval, France Note the CWGC have him listed as Tiley  Additional information courtesy of the 1901 census Son of Alfred and Rosa of The Parade, Chipping Sodbury

TROTMAN John Pte 2550, 5th Dorsetshire Regt, died 1/10/1918. Husband of Eva Trotman of Lymington  Road, Torquay. Buried at  Sucrerie Cemetery, Epinoy France. Additional information courtesy of the 1901 census Son of William Robert and Elizabeth Jeens Trotman of Walter Lane, Chipping Sodbury

VIZARD George Sapper 1079, 1/2nd S.M. Field Coy, Royal Engineers. Died 20/8/1916 age 19. Son of Albert Henry and Edith Mary of Rock House, Chipping Sodbury. Buried at Varennes Military Cemetery, France

WILSON Frank Unable to find the correct one

WYNN Wallace William Sgt 53337, Royal Field Artillery,28/10/1916 in Military Hospital Whally Lances from wounds received in France. Buried at St John the Baptist Churchyard Extension, Chipping Sodbury. Additional information courtesy of the 1901 census Son of William and Susan of Chapel Lane, Chipping Sodbury

The World War

HORLOCK Herwin Henry  Driver T/193954, 7th Armoured Brigade Coy, Royal Army Service Corps, died 6/3/1942, age 23. Son of Thomas and Adeline F. Horlock. Commemorated on the Rangoon Memorial, Burma

HORNE Charles William Bertram     Aircraftman 2nd Class 1275851, Royal Air Force, died 5/4/1945 age 41. Son of Bertram and Ellen Horne of Chipping Sodbury. Buried at Jakarta War Cemetery, Indonesia

JONES Claude Bowen  Lt 119912, Royal Army Medical Corps, died 21/5/1940 age 25. Son of William Bowen Jones and Edith Emily Jones of St Clears, Carmarthenshire, M.B., Ch.B. Buried at St Omer Souvenir Cemtery, Longuenese, France

LOADES Alfred  John Cpl 5180084, 1st Gloucestershire Regt died between 7th & 8th/3/1942 age 27. Son of William George and Alice Louisa Loades of Chipping Sodbury. Commemorated on the Rangoon Memorial, Burma

MACDONALD Alan Ross   Squadron Leader 70422, Royal Air Force, died 11/9/1945 age 46. Commemorated at Arnos Vale Crematorium, Bristol Born 1899 at Popular, Middlesex

STUMP Harold A Sgt 5183375, 50th Royal tank Regt, died 14/7/1943 age 22. Son of Alfred and Beatrice May Stump of Chipping Sodbury. Buried at Syracuse War cemetery, Sicily, Italy.  CWGC have him listed as Harold J

TIMBRELL Arthur Henry Leslie    Pte 5179784, 2nd Gloucestershire Regt died between 10/5/1940 and 6/2/1941 age 28. Son of late Pte Surlina John Thomas George Timbrell of the Wiltshire regiment who died of wounds 28/11/1916 and of Ethel May Niblett formerly Timbrell, Chipping Sodbury. Husband of F A Timbrell. Buried at Winnezeele Churchyard, France

WATERS Roger Claud Vaughan     Flt Lt, 142344, 47 Sqdn, Royal Air Force, died 15/5/1945. Commemorated on the Singapore Memorial, Singapore. Additional information courtesy of the Free BMD. Son of Claud Dallinger and Madeline Waters nee Stockbridge of Cambridgeshire

Listing and photograph courtesy of  Alf Beard.
Additional Information on Charles Bell provided by Jan. Hazelby