Falfield War MemorialFalfield War Memorial

Falfield War Memorial, Gloucestershire, England.  Located near the parish church east side, beside the A38.

This listing covers both the First and Second World War and includes information from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Listing and photographs courtesy of  Alf Beard

In the memory of those brave men of Falfield who in the  Great Wars of 1914-1918 and 1939 – 1945 fell in their country cause


COLE Charles William Pte    Unable to locate the correct one

DOVE John Canning L/Cpl 70386 D Coy 4th Bn 3rd New Zealand Rifle Brigade died 26/10/1918 age 20. Son of John Clement & Blanche Mary. Born at Rockhampton Queensland.  Buried in Vertigneul Churchyard Romeries France.  (CWGC only this one listed. I note he was born at Rockhampton, Australia . I wonder if there has been a mistake as there is also a Rockhampton not to far from Falfield)

FISHER James (This may be the James Fisher.)  Pte 136903, 8th Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) died 27/5/1918 age 19. Son of Mark of Glenroy Cottage, Fairford, Gloucestershire. (No mother mentioned)  Commemorated on the Soissons Memorial, France.   Additional information Born 1899 birth registered in Thornbury. Son of Mark, Farm Labourer and Annie, who died in 1900 age 41. in Thornbury
1901 census.  James was being looked after by his aunt and uncle Mark & Elizabeth Webb in Shirehampton his father, widowed, was residing in Oldbury Lane, Oldbury on Severn, Glos.
Is it the same Mark or just a coincidence

HOLPIN Hubert George, Pte 16489 12th Gloucestershire Regt died 17/7/1917 age 23. Son of Charles & Sarah, Brinkmarsh Farm, Falfield. Buried in Roclincourt Military Cemetery France I.D.6

JENKINSON   John Banks, Capt Brigade Major, 3rd Inf Bde Rifle Brigade died 14/9/1914 age 33. Son of Sir George Banks Jenkinson 12 Bart, husband of Joan, now Mrs Langhorne, Bears House Wentworth Virgin Water Surrey. Buried in Vendresse British Cemetery France I.C.17

LEWIS Sidney Joseph  Pte 202936 2/4th Royal Berkshire Regt died 13/5/1918 age 29. Son of William Thomas & Lottie of Falfield, husband of Lizzie, Grovesend Thornbury Glos. Buried in Aire Communal Cemetery France. II.J.28

MOWER Arthur Edward, Sapper WR/286019 272nd Railway Construction Coy Royal Engineers died 2/3/1919. Buried in Haifa War Cemetery Israel A.58

MILLARD John Kingscott  Pte 7941 5th Oxford & Bucks Light Infantry died 25/9/1915 age 28. Son of Thomas & Harriet Ann of Hystfield nr Berkeley Glos. Commemorated on the  Menin Gate Memorial Ypres Belgium

NICHOLLS Victor George Pte.  CWGC no listed.  Listed on the Medal Roll as Victor G Sapper 74131 Royal Engineers   Additional information. Born 1911, son of James and Ellen Eugenie, nee Beckingham

ORGAN William Ewart  Pte 266672 2/6th Gloucestershire Regt died 2/12/1917 age 21. Son of Henry William & Eliza Annie of Falfield. Commemorated on the Cambrai Memorial Louverval France    (CWGC listed as W E D A Organ)

SELMAN Herbert  Q.M.S   Not listed on  CWGC or  Medal roll sites

STRANGE John (Jack)  Pte 240856 1/5th Welsh Regt died 28/3/1917 age 30. Son of John & Lucy of Falfield,  husband of P E (Nellie), Military Hospital Crowborough Camp Crowborough Sussex. Buried in Deir El Belah War Cemetery Israel A 7

WATKINS Leslie  Pte 24347 2Bn Royal Dublin Fusiliers died 14/6/1918 age 28. Son of Emanuel & Alma, Horse Shoe Farm, Falfield.  Buried in Lumbres Communal Cemetery France

1939 – 1945

ANSTEY Cuthbert  Pte 14808349 1st Bn The Herefordshire Regt,  King’s Shropshire Light Infantry died 1/4/1945 age 19. Son of Herbert George & Edith of Falfield. Buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery Germany 61.F.8

BUTCHER Grenville Kitchener  Cpl 7691852 Military Police  died 8/9/1944. Buried in  Florence War Cemetery Italy VIII.J.4

KEW Herbert Stanley  Sgt 421018 50th Royal Tank Regt Royal Armoured Corps died 30/10/1942 age 26. Son of Henry Fred & Mabel of Falfield. Buried in El Alamein War Cemetery Egypt III.E.4

MURRAY Stanley Digby  Flt/Officer 130784 62nd Sqdn Royal Air Force died 17/4/1943 age 23. Son of Archibald Digby & Rosamund of Whitfield Glos. Buried in Maynamati War Cemetery Bangladesh ( Archibald Digby Murray was a Major in the Royal Field Artillery  and was also Acting Lt Col at H.Q. Royal Artillery)