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War Memorial - Frampton Cotterell, Gloucestershire

The Memorial is situated on the Southern side of the churchyard of the Parish Church of St Peter, Frampton Cotterell

It consists of a tall plinth surmounted by a decorated cross all constructed in concrete.

The inscription is on the upper west face of the plinth and reads:-

TO THE
GLORY
OF GOD

A THANK OFFERING
FOR PEACE
AND IN
HONOURED MEMORY
OF
THOSE FROM THIS PARISH
WHO FELL IN
THE GREAT WAR
1914-1918
Those who fell in the First World War are listed on the lower West face of the plinth:-

CHARLES ROGERS   HENRY HALE
CHARLES REVELEY   CHRISTOPHER STRUGNELL
VICTOR WARWICK   WILLIAM ROBBINS
LEONARD HOLDER   HERBERT WHEELER
HENRY STONE   GEORGE GIFFORD
GARNET STIFF   FRANCIS DREW
ROY STIFF   EDEN SHORT
ALBERT HOBBS   FREDERICK BRACY
PERCY EBSWORTH   HAROLD MILLETT
RONALD EACOTT   GEORGE ABRA
REGINALD STONE    
  R I P  

Those who fell in the Second World War are listed on the South face of the plinth:-

A BRESSINGTON
R G RICHARDSON

Some notes on the Memorial Inscriptions

I am indebted to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission for much of the information appearing in these notes. The Commission's records do not always match the Memorial inscriptions in some minor details.

Private Charles Rogers served in the 8th Bn. Gloucestershire Regt. and died on Thursday 30 May 1918. He has no known grave but is commemorated on the SOISSONS MEMORIAL, Aisne, France.

Private Charles Reveley served in 2nd Bn. South Wales Borderers and died at Gallipoli on Monday 26 April 1915. He has no known grave but is commemorated on the HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey.

Lance Corporal Victor Albert Ernest Warwick served in 3rd Bn. Northumberland Fusiliers and died on Friday 5 May 1916 aged 33 yrs. He is buried in SUNDERLAND (BISHOPWEARMOUTH) CEMETERY, Durham. He was the son of William and Rose Warwick of Bromley, Kent and husband of Mabel Warwick of Frampton Cotterell. He enlisted in 1908, served in India and was wounded in France in 1915.

Private Leonard George Holder served in 7th Bn. Somerset Light Infantry and died on Tuesday 13 June aged 20 yrs. He is buried in VLAMERTINGHE MILITARY CEMETERY Ieper, West Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Gunner Henry Alfred Stone served in 49th Bty, 40th Bde. Royal Field Artillery and died on Saturday 12 May 1917. He has no known grave but is commemorated on the ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France.

Private Cecil Garnet Stiff served in the 44th Bn. Canadian Infantry (New Brunswick Regt.) and died on Sunday 6 May 1917 aged 31 yrs. He is buried in Frampton Cotterell churchyard. He was the son of William Edmund and Cecilia Rebecca Stiff of Frampton Cotterell.

Serjeant Horace Roy Stiff served in 61st Bty. Royal Field Artillery and died on Tuesday 18 December 1917 aged 23 yrs. He is buried in the churchyard at Frampton Cotterell. He too was the son of William and Cecilia Stiff of Frampton Cotterell.

Private Albert Hobbs served in 1st Btn. Gloucestershire Regt. and died on Tuesday 4 June 1918. He has no known grave but is commemorated on the Loos Memorial Pas de Calais, France.

Private P. Ebsworth served in 8th Btn. Somerset Light Infantry and died on Monday 23 April 1917. He is buried in BROWN'S COPSE CEMETERY, ROEUX, Pas de Calais France.

Private Christopher George Strugnell served in the 7th Bn. Royal Fusiliers and died on Tuesday 30 October 1917. He has no known grave but is commemorated on the TYNE COT MEMORIAL. Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Private William Robbins served in 7th Bn. Gloucestershire Regt. and died on Saturday 22 July 1916 aged 20 yrs. He has no known grave but is commemorated on the BASRA MEMORIAL, Iraq. He was the son of William and Sarah Robbins of 16 Unity Street, St Philips, Bristol.

Private Herbert Wheeler served in 8th Bn. Somerset Light Infantry and died on Thursday 4 October 1917. He has no known grave but is commemorated on the TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Private George Gifford served in the 1st Bn. Wiltshire Regt. and died on Saturday 4 August 1917 aged 22 yrs. He has no known grave but is commemorated on the YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. He was the son of George and Eliza Gifford of Harris Barton, Frampton Cotterell.

Private F Drew served in 1st/6th Bn. Gloucestershire Regt. and died on Monday 5 February 1917. He is buried in HEATH CEMETERY, HARBONNIERES, Somme, France.

Private E T Short served in 1st Bn. Wiltshire Regt. and died on 28 October 1917 aged 32 yrs. He is buried in GORRE BRITISH AND INDIAN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. He was the husband of Emily L Short of 33 Thicket Road, Fishponds, Bristol.

Private Harold Millett served in 9th Bn. Army Cyclist Corps and died on Saturday 19 October 1918 aged 22 yrs. He is buried in HIGHLAND CEMETERY, LE CATEAU, Nord, France. He was the son of Albert and Elizabeth Millett of 4, School Road, Frampton Cotterell.

Private George Abra served in 2nd/4th Bn. Gloucestershire Regt. and transferred to Labour Corps. He died on 8 November 1918 aged 19 yrs. He is buried in BRISTOL (ARNOS VALE) CEMETERY. He was the son of George and Susanna, Abra of Bristol Road, Frampton Cotterell.

Able Seaman Percy Frederick Bressington served in H M S Gloucester and died on Thursday 22 May 1941. He has no known grave but is commemorated on the PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL,Devon. He was the son of Albert Cecil and Beatrice Bressington of Weston -Super-Mare.

Driver Ronald George Richardson served in the Royal Army Service Corps and died on Monday 28th August 1944 aged 32 yrs. He is buried in FRAMPTON COTTERELL CHURCHYARD. He was the husband of K M Richardson of Filton, Bristol.

[This information was kindly contributed by George H. Hall on 24 Apr 2001. The sources for his notes were Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt of Honour Register, and Parish Burial Records]