Iron Acton War MemorialIron Acton War Memorial

The memorial is inside St James the Less church, High Street, Iron-Acton, Avon, BS379UQ, England.

Listing and photograph courtesy of  Alf Beard

To the glory of God and in grateful remembrance of the men of this parish who   gave their lives for Justice, King and Country in the Great War 

This tablet is set up by their friends and neighbours 


BALL-ACTON Reginald Thomas Annesley Major, 7th, Kings Yorkshire Light Infantry died 22/5/1916 age 38. Son of Charles Ball-Acton, C.B. (Col of the K.O.Y.L.I) and Georgina Cecilia, husband of Isabel Diguis, nee La Touche of Kilmacurragh, Co Wicklow, Ireland. Buried at White House Cemetery, Belgium. Sp mem.9

BLANCH Alvan Digby On memorial as Trooper, Gloucestershire Hussars. (CWGC have him listed as Pte 40263, 2nd Worcestershire Regt,  died 5/11/1916. Commemorated on the  Thiepval Memorial, Somme. Birth registered at Chipping Sodbury, Glos 1891)

BRAIN William John Pte, 20138, 4th Grenadier Guards died 13/4/1918 age 22. Son of James and Mary Ann of Chain Gate Road, Iron Acton. Commemorated on the Ploegstreet Memorial, Belgium

COLBOURNE William Henry Pte, S/19, 1/6th Gloucestershire Regt died 15/8/1916 age 26. Son of Joseph and Mary Ann of Northmead Lane, Iron Acton. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial

JONES William Thomas Pte 3117, 8th Gloucestershire Regt died 9/7/1917. Son of Reuben and Selina Ann, nee Williams of  Chain Gate, Iron Acton. Commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium

PRITCHARD Frank  Pte 266705, 2/6th Gloucestershire Regt died 23/8/1917 age 20. Son of Charles and Elizabeth, or North Road, Yate  nr Bristol. Buried at new Irish Cemetery, Belgium. Previously served as Pte 4895, Gloucestershire Regt

RUMMINS S  Pte, Canadian Black Watch  (CWGC not listed)

REED Gilbert  Pte, 33338, 7th Norfolk Regt died 13/12/1917 age 25. Son of Robert of Chain Gate Lane, Iron Acton. Buried in Rocquigny-Equancourt  Road, British Cemetery, Manancourt, France. VI.E.16

THOMAS Percy George[On the memorial as Pte, Royal Engineers ] (CWGC have him listed as Pte 23578, 15th Royal Warwickshire Regt,  died 9/5/1917. Son of William Thomas of The Green, Iron Acton. Buried in Orchard Dump Cemetery, Arleux-En-Gohelle, France. III.C.11) 
WOLLEN Alfred George Pte, 202833 1st Wiltshire Regt died 30/8/1917 age 20. Son of  George and Caroline J of High Street, Iron Acton. Commemorated on the Tyne Cot  Memorial, Belgium


CULLUM Sidney Leading seaman, D/JX 132196. H.M.S. Glorious died 8/6/1940. Commemorated on the Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon

FORTUNE Frederick Charles Flt Lt, Pilot, 145670, 45 Sqdn, Royal Air Force, died 14/5/1945. Son of James George and Beatrice Alice of Rangeworthy, Glos. At rest in Gauhati War cemetery, India 4.F.13

MOORE Donald Norman Able Seaman, D/JX, 152298. H.M.S. Glorious died 8/6/1940. Commemorated on the Plymouth Naval Memorial

SMITH J L Petty Officer Supply, D/K1200, H.M.S. Drake, Royal Navy, died 6/12/1943, 50. Son of Enoch & Ellen of Iron Acton.  Buried at churchyard, St James the Less, Iron Acton