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1916

BRAIN Harold William. Private 23298, 10th Gloucestershire Regiment. Son of John and Mary Katherine Brain, nee Ladbrook. 1901 residing with his mother and siblings (Charles was not there) at Watery Lane, Chipping Campden. 1905 his mother passed away and his father remarried 10 December 1910 at St James Church Chipping Campden to Emma Cherry. 1911 aged 13 residing with his aunt and Uncle Annie and George William Preston at 3 Rockingham Parade, Uxbridge. occupation, schoolboy and part time newsboy. Killed in action 23 July 1916 age 18. His father was granted a war gratuity 13 June 1917 revised 7 October 1919. Commemorated on the same memorial as his brother, Charles at Thiepval.

BRAIN Charles Thomas. Private 13234, 10th Gloucestershire Regiment. Born 1897 to John and Mary Katherine Brain, nee Ladbrook of Littleworth. Chipping Campden. 1901 he was residing with his grandparents Thomas and Catherine Ladbrook at Lower High Street, Chipping Campden. 1905 his mother passed away and his father remarried 10 December 1910 at St James Church Chipping Campden to Emma Cherry. I911 aged 11 he was a plough boy to widow, Mrs Elizabeth Crump, farmer at Laverton, Broadway. Killed in action, 23 October 1916 age 20. His father was granted a war gratuity 31 October 1916 revised 30 August 1919. Commemorated Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France

BENNETT George Edwin. Private 17656, 8th Gloucestershire Regiment. Born 1878 to Henry and Ann Bennett, nee Southam of (1881) High Street, Chipping Campden. 1891 Residing with his parents and siblings at Watery Lane, Chipping Campden. 1901 he was boarding at the home of the Roberts family at Badsey, Worcestershire, occupation aged 24, labourer at a market garden. Killed in action 23/7/1916. His father was granted a war gratuity 29 November 1917, revised 15 December 1919. At rest in Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, France.

CALLAWAY Frederick James. Corporal 6560, 2nd Worcestershire Regiment, Born 1886 at Birkenhead, baptised 11 September 1886 at St Luke, Tranmere, both in Cheshire to James and Sarah Callaway of Worcester. 1891 residing with his parents and siblings at the Hare and Hounds Inn, Bridgenorth, Shropshire. Father was a licenced victualler. 1901 with his parents and siblings at Gillam Street, Rainbow Hill Worcester. Occupation aged 14, machine user. 1911 Drummer in the 2nd Worcestershire Regiment stationed in India. 7 April 1913 at St James Church, Chipping Campden he married Frances Emily Griffin. At date not recorded she resided at 51 Wade Street, Firth Park, Sheffield. Appointed Corporal 6 May 1916. Killed in action near Thiepval 5 August 1916 age 30. His widow who was residing at Gainsborough Terrace, Campden, Glos was granted a war gratuity 14 November 1916 revised 1 October 1919.
Some notes from what remains of his arm records -
18 November 1901 with his parents’ permission he joined as Boy into the Worcestershire Regiment and posted to the Regimental Depot at Norton Barracks, Worcester he was aged 15 years and 3 months. 19 May 1906 he was promoted to Drummer. He attained the age of 18 on the 18 April 1913 and placed on man’s service. 17 November 1913 he was discharged on the termination of his 1st period of engagement at Aldershot. He re-engaged the same day with the colours and gave his occupation as railway porter. 12 September 1914 posted to France returning to England 8 December 1915 then returned to France 13 July 1915 to his death.
Wound and sickness -
1 December 1914 he was admitted with frostbite into 13 General Hospital, Boulogne then to England on SS Nile 8 December 1914. No record as to hospital or treatment given. He was discharged fit for duty on the 12 January 1915. He was wounded in action at Hooge, of a gunshot to the head 12 September 1915. Treated at 17 Causality Clearing Station same day. 13 September admitted into 25 General Hospital, Hardelot-Plage. 25 September admitted into 7th Convalescent Depot. 22 October 1915 he was at 3rd Infantry Base Depot, Rouen for deployment to his regiment Killed in action near Thiepval, France 5 August 1916.
At rest in Knightbridge Cemetery, Mesnil-Martinsart, France

WILLIAMS Frank Private 4834, 1/5th Gloucestershire Regiment. Born 1887 to Joseph and Lucy Williams, nee Brotheridge of Chipping Campden. 1891-1901 residing with his parents and siblings at Watery Lane, Chipping Campden. 1911 residing with his parents and siblings at Lower High Street, Chipping Campden. Occupation, steam ploughman. Died of wounds at 1/3rd South Midland (S.M.) Field Ambulance, France 17 August 1916 age 29. His mother was granted a war gratuity 16 January 1917 revised 23 September 1919. At rest in Varennes Military Cemetery, France. He is commemorated on a family headstone in St James Churchyard, Chipping Campden.

HAYDON Gilbert. Private 2781, 1/5th Gloucestershire Regiment. Born 1889 to Robert Henry and Annie Haydon of Chipping Campden. 1891- 1901 residing with his parents at Church Street, Chipping Campden. 1911 boarding at the home of widow, Gertrude Mary Tomlinson of 11 Park Avenue, West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire. Occupation, bank clerk. Died 27 August 1916 age 27. His mother was granted a war gratuity 10 January 1917, revised 16 September 1919. Commemorated on his family headstone in Chipping Campden Churchyard, also on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France

PAYNE Thomas Henry. Lance Sergeant 19563, 1st Grenadier Guards. Born 1895 to Thomas and Sarah Ann Payne.nee Cherry. 1901 residing with his parents and siblings at Westlington, Chipping Campden. 1911 his parents and siblings were residing at Watery Lane, Chipping Campden. 1911 he was a footman to the Riddin family at Swinburn Barrasdord, Northumberland. At the time of his death his parents were residing at 7 Aston Road, Campden. Died 10 September 1916 age 21. His mother was granted a war gratuity 13 September 1917 revised 16 September 1919. At rest in Guillemont Road Cemetery, Guillemont, France.

JAMES Frank. Private 7511, 1/23rd London Regiment, Born 1895 at Chipping Campden to John and Elizabeth Lucy James. 1891 residing with his parents and siblings at Lower High Street, Chipping Campden, 1901 living with his siblings at his grandparents’ home in Chipping Campden. At the time of his death his parents were residing at 45 Stadium Street, Chelsea. His mother was granted a war gratuity 11 April 1817 revised 10 October 1919. Died 16 September 1916 age 21. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

1917

HANDS Leslie Hickman. Private B/23339, 11th Royal Fusiliers. Born 1896 to Henry Joseph and Rose Ellen Hands nee Roberts. 1901 residing with his parents and siblings at High Street, Chipping Campden. 1911 with his parents and sister, Winifred at 34 Drummond Road, Bourmouth. At time of his death his mother was residing of “Cotswold”. Keswick Road, Boscombe, Bournemouth. Died 4 March 1917 age 21. His father was granted a war gratuity 1 August 1917 revised 27 October 1919. At rest in St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, France

MERRIMAN Francis William. Private 7335, Worcestershire Regiment. Born 1884 at Chipping Campden to George and Elizabeth Merriman, nee Tracey. His parents were married 18 September 1864 at St James Church, Chipping Campden. 1891 residing with his parents and siblings at Broad Campden, Chipping Campden. 1901 residing with his widowed mother Elizabeth at Sheep Street, Chipping Campden. Occupation, farm labourer. Husband of Julia Merriman nee Higgins. 1911 residing with his wife and son, Francis William at 8 Sheep Street, Chipping Campden. Occupation, labourer, and army reservist. At date not known he was at the Regimental Depot prior to his death. He died at Voluntary Aid Detachments (VAD) Hospital, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire 12 April 1917 age 32. His widow was granted a war gratuity 2 August 1917 revised 30 October 1919. At rest in St James churchyard, Chipping Campden

KEELEY George Charles. Private 37851, B. Coy,12th Gloucestershire Regiment. Born 1885 to James and Mary Ann Keeling, nee Franklin. 1891-1911 residing with his parents and siblings at Lower High Street, Chipping Campden. 1901, occupation, teamster on a farm. (working with horses). 1911 occupation, carpenter on a farm. Husband of Mabel Margaret Keeley nee Biggerstaff of 6 Sheep Street, Campden. Killed in action 8 May 1917 age 31. His widow was granted a war gratuity 30 August 1917, revised 28 October 1919 and 10 January 1920. Commemorated on the Arras memorial, France

FORSTER Christopher Jack. Lieutenant Royal Field Artillery attached to 3rd Coy. Royal Engineers. Previously Able Seaman LZ1439 Royal Naval Divison, Hawke Battalion. Born 27 May 1895 at Chipping Campden to Reverend Francis Samuel and Lola P. Forster, of Frindsbury Cottage, Loose, Maidstone, Kent. 1911 aged 15, boarder at a Private School, at Redgate, Uppingham, Rutland. Died on active service Saturday 21 July 1917 aged 22. There are records that show he was in the Royal Flying Corps. At rest in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium.

Lieutenant Christopher Jack Forster (Royal Flying Corps) is killed at age 22. He is the son of the Reverend Francis Samuel Forster Rector of Frindsbury.
Notes taken from naval records (three cards) on National Archives, London web site -
27 April 1915 with A Coy 1st Hawke Battalion. Royal.
4 May 1915 Drafted from 1st Battalion Depot to Blandford, Dorset.
10 May 1915 embarked with Hawke Battalion for (M.E.F). Mediterranean Expeditionary Force.
23 July 1915 to Lowland Casualty Clearing Hospital, Mudron suffering from pyrexia.
24 August 1915 admitted to Hospital Ship Ionian with diarrhoea
9 August 1915 admitted to Red Cross Hospital, Giza, Cairo suffering from defective vision.
11 August 1915 admitted to Grand Hotel, Cairo
24 August 1915 invalided to England on Hospital Ship Demosthenes
9 September 1915 admitted into Royal Naval Haslar Hospital with disease of eyes (possible conjunctivitis)
14 September 1915 discharged from Haslar Hospital to duty.
13 November 1915 discharged from 3rd Reserve Battalion, Blandford, Dorset in order take up temporary commission in the Regular Army.
Supplement to London Gazette 1December 1915.
War Office, 1st December 1915. Special Reserve Officers of the Royal Field Artillery. The undermentioned to be Second Lieutenants (on probation). Dated 27th November 1915 Christopher Jack Forster and others.

KEELEY Thomas Kilby. Lance Sergeant 238010, 2/4th Gloucestershire Regiment. Son of James and Mary Keeling. 1891-1911 residing with his parents and siblings at Lower High Street, Chipping Campden. 1901, occupation, baker’s porter. 1911 occupation, plumber. Husband of Agnes Ellen Keeley nee Sharpe of church Cottage, Campden. Killed in action 19 August 1917 age 29. At rest in New Irish Farm Cemetery, Belgium,

ROBERTS Frederick Gordon. Corporal 106554, D Battery, 11th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Born 1889 at Chipping Campden. Gloucestershire to Francis Edward and Annie E Roberts. 1891 residing with his parents and siblings at High Street, Chipping Campden. 1901 residing at the same address with his widowed father and siblings. 1911 his father and siblings were residing at Station Road. 1911 he was stationed in India with the 62nd Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Died on active service at 61st Field Ambulance, RAMC, 20th (Light) Division at Flers/Gueudecourt sector, 24 September 1917 age 28. His aunt Mrs Elizabeth J Hallows was granted a war gratuity 8 April 1918 revised 10 November 1919. At rest in Bleuet Farm Cemetery, Belgium.

DYDE John. Private 9668, 1st Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Born 1895 in Chipping Campden, to William Albert Rimell and Anna Maria Dyde, nee James. 1895 to his death resided at Lower High Street, Chipping Campden. 1911, occupation, farm labourer. Died 4 October 1917. His mother was granted a war gratuity 28 October 1918 revised 10 November 1919. Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium.

DYDE Joseph Henry. Able Seaman R/960 Howe Battalion. Royal Naval Division. Born 23 March 1898 at Chipping Campden to William Albert Rimell and Anna Maria Dyde, nee James. 1901- 1911 residing with his parents and siblings at Lower High Street, Chipping Campden. Occupation 1911 aged 13, plough boy. (1901 parents gave his name as Harry, 1911 name Joseph Henry). Joined 2nd Reserve Battalion, Blandford 26 March 1917. Drafted to Howe Battalion from 2nd Reserve Bn, Blandford. Posted to the BEF in France 2 August 1917. Joined Howe Bn from Base Depot, France 7 August 1917. Killed in action 26 October 1917. Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium
N.B. all service records and CWGC list his name as Henry Joseph. Birth registered as Joseph Henry

BYRD William. Private 94864 159th Coy, Labour Corps. Formerly Private 24344 10th Royal Berkshire Regiment. Born 1878 to Benjamin Henry and Alice Byrd, nee Beavington of Broad Campden. 1881 residing with his parents and siblings at Chipping Campden, 1891 -1901 with his parents and siblings at Broad Campden. 1901 his occupation was agricultural worker. 1911 with his widowed mother and siblings at Broad Campden, same occupation. He joined the Royal Berkshire Regiment 23 May 1916 at Horfield Barracks, Horfield, Bristol aged 37 years and 10 months. His occupation was labourer and inn keeper of The Angel Inn, Broad Campden. 9 May 1917 he was transferred to the Labour Corps.
Died from shrapnel wounds to his right side, arm and back 1 November 1917 age 39. His mother was granted a war gratuity 15 October 1918. His sisters Martha and Mary were granted a war gratuity the next day. His mother’s gratuity was revised 3 December 1919. At rest in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium.
(On Army form, Statement of names, relatives’ etc.) it shows his brother Henry served as Private 29811, 15/19th Kings Royal Hussars at Aldershot, Hampshire in WW1. No medal card was found.
Another brother Samuel Byrd joined the 3rd attached to 7th Gloucestershire Regiment 23 May 1916 at Horfield Barracks, Horfield, Bristol aged 32 years and 3 months He was allotted regimental number 28360. Occupation, farm carter, resided at The Angel Inn, Chipping Campden. After he had completed his training, he was posted to Mesopotamia 5 September 1916 to join the 7th Battalion. 22 December 1916 he was invalided to England on SS Egypt, from Persian Gulf as ‘mental sick’, admitted into the Royal Victoria Hospital, Netley, Hampshire. No record as to what date he was transferred to the Lord Derby War Hospital. The 31 March 1917 he was sent home to Broad Campden from Lord Derby War Hospital, Warrington to await discharge from the army. He was on a medical board on the 24 March 1917 as no longer physically fit for war service. 14 April 1917 he was discharged.

JAMES James Richard. Private 9194, 6th Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Born 28 August 1885, baptised 20 December to Jesse and Jane James nee Saunders of Leysbourne Street, Chipping Campden. 1901 with his widowed mother and siblings at Workhouse Bank known as Gainsborough Terrace, Sheep Street, Chipping Campden. 1911 his widow mother was residing at 134 Floyer Road, Small Heath, Birmingham, Aston the home of the Bladen family where she worked a maternal nurse. He died of wounds 2 December 1917. His mother was granted a war gratuity 27 May 1918. At rest in St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, France

1918

GIBBINS Arthur Frederick. Private 241705, "C" Coy. 13th Gloucestershire Regiment. Born 1891 to Francis John and Clara Gibbins, nee Prue 1891-1901 residing with his parents and siblings at Lower Farm, Todenham, Gloucestershire. 1911 boarding at the home widow Mrs Mary Eliza Bucker of High Street, Chipping Campden. Occupation, grocer’s assistant. 1918 his parents were residing at Mollington Mill, Banbury, Oxon. Died on active service 9 April 1918 age 27. His mother was granted a war gratuity 15 February 1919 revised 26 May 1919 and 12 December 1919. At rest in La Chapelette British and Indian Cemetery, Peronne France.
Wills and Admin, Ancestry - Arthur Frederick Gibbins of Mollington, Oxfordshire, private in stated regiment ad died on date stated. His effects went to his mother.
N.B. Memorial states March 1918

WILLIAMS Walter. Private Ply/2047(S) 1st Royal Marine Light Infantry. Died 27 March 1918. Born 2 November 1886. Son of Richard and Margaret Williams (nee Dyde) of Broad Campden. Parents resided at Watery Lane, Broad Campden. 1891 residing with his sister at the home of his widowed Grandmother Elizabeth Keen? 1901 residing with his siblings at the home of his Grandparents Richard and Sarah Williams (nee Keen) at Broad Campden. 1911 still with his Grandparents at Broad Campden, occupation aged 24, Farm Labourer. Enlisted in Royal Marine Light Infantry 21 December 1915 aged 21 years and 1 month, occupation Carter. Mobilized 9 April 1917 and posted to Royal Marine Depot, Deal, Kent. 1 January 1918 he joined his unit in France. At rest in Cambrai East Military Cemetery, Nord France.

BENNETT Richard. Private 722597, 1/24th London Regiment (The Queens). Born 1892 to Noah and Sarah Bennett of Park Road, Chipping Campden. 1901 residing with his parents and siblings at Watery Lane, Chipping Campden. 1911 his parents and siblings still at same address, 1911 he was boarding at the home of the Ballard family at 34 Gloucester Road, Peckham, Camberwell, London S.E., occupation, compositor. He married 14 November 1914 Nelly Norris at St Mary, Newington, London. He was aged 22 occupation, compositor. He enlisted at Whitehall, London 1 May 1916 aged 24 and posted the London Regiment. He was residing at 206 Amelia Street, Walworth, London with his wife, same occupation. Embarked for France 19 December 1916. Killed in action in France 5 April 1918 aged 26. His widow was granted a war gratuity 20 July 1918 revised 3 September 1918. His parents 26 September 1919 were residing at Park Road, Chipping Campden. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial, France.
Wills and Admin, Ancestry - He resided at 206 Amelia Street, Walworth. His effects went to his widow.


BOULTER Robert Frank. Private 39353, 8th Gloucestershire Regiment. Died 12 April 1918. Born 1899 Kelmscott, Oxfordshire to James and Clara Jane Boulter, nee Allen. 1901-1911 residing with his parents and siblings at Clanfield Oxfordshire. His father James was granted a war gratuity 25 February 1919 revised 11 December 1919. At rest in Pont-Neuville Communal Cemetery, Tourcoing, Nord France.

PAYNE Frederick R (George) Gunner 42513, 11th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Born 1893 to Thomas and Sarah Payne nee Cherry. 1901 residing with his parents and siblings at Westlington, Chipping Campden. 1911 his parents and siblings were residing at Watery Lane, Chipping Campden, occupation, farm labourer. At the time of his death his parents were residing at 2 Deben Cottages, Park Road, Campden. Died from the effects of gas at 47 Casualty Clearing Station, France 30 May 1918 age 25. His mother was granted a war gratuity 30 December 1918, revised 28 November 1919. At rest in Crouy British Cemetery, Crouy-Sur-Somme, France.
(CWGC record. Served as James. Research on BMD for a Frederick R. Only one was found for the period 1890 -1895 for the registration that his birth would have been registered ‘Shipston’ that was Frederick George 1893).
Some notes from his first army record -
He Joined the 1st Gloucestershire Regiment at Horfield Barracks, Horfield, Bristol 1 January1912 aged 18 years and 7 months. Occupation, stained glass worker. He was posted to the 1st Battalion 4 April 1912. His next of kin was his parents, Thomas and Sarah Payne of Chipping Campden. Stationed at Portsmouth, 11 April 1913 to 26 September 1913. Bordon Camp, Hampshire 27 September 1913, Discharged from the army 18 July 1914.
Note from his conduct sheet -
22 April 1914 In detention in the regimental guardroom awaiting trial by District Court Martial (DCM) on the 28 April 1914. He was sentenced to 56 days imprisonment for stealing goods the property of a comrade. Sentenced commuted the 56 days detention by General Officer Commanding (G.O.C). 63rd Infantry Brigade on 2 May 1914 to 6 days. 18 July 1914 from the army having been convicted by a civil power of theft. Authority, GOC 63rd Infantry Brigade No510/38 of t July 1914.
His brother Thomas fell in 1916.

JAMES George Enoch. Private 15144 Gloucestershire Regiment. Born 1894 to Enoch and Fanny Son of Enoch and Fanny James. 1901-1911 residing with his parents and siblings at Watery Lane, Chipping Campden. 1911, occupation, baker. At the time of his death his parents were residing at The Garden, Park Road, Chipping Campden, Glos. Died at Norton Hall (Campden) VAD hospital 3 June 1918 age 24. His mother was granted a war gratuity 26 October 1918 revised 26 November 1919. At rest in St James churchyard, Chipping Campden. His brother Harry also fell in action.

BAKER Henry Charles. (Memorial has Harry) Corporal 37356, 1/5th Gloucestershire Regiment. Born 1883 to Joseph and Eliza Baker, nee Keen of Chipping Campden. Formerly a bugler in the Volunteer Corps. 1891 residing with his parents and siblings at Draycott, nr Broad Campden. 1901 his parents and sister Lillie were residing at Watery Lane, Chipping Campden. 1911 with is parents at High Street, Chipping Campden, occupation, house painter. Killed in action in Italy 15 June 1918 age 35. He served about 19 years. His mother was granted a war gratuity 14 October 1918, revised 3 December 1919 and 2 September 1920. At rest in Magnaboschi British Cemetery, Italy.

MERRIMAN Ernest Mark Louis. Lance Corporal 241992, 1/6th Gloucestershire Regiment. Born 1889 to William and Anne Maria Merriman, nee Freeman 1891-1911 residing with his parents and siblings of Watery Lane, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire. 1911, occupation gold and silver enameller. Husband of Francie Beatrice, nee Webb. Killed by a bullet to his head whilst in action in Italy 16 June 1918 aged 29. His widow was granted a war gratuity 24 September 1918, revised 5 December 1919 and 10 May 1920. At rest in Boscon British Cemetery, Italy

FISHER Edgar. Private 250191, 544th Home Service, Employment Coy, Labour Corp, formerly Private 9906, 1st Welch Regiment. Born 1889 to Mrs Fanny Fisher of Broad Campden. 1891 The family are recorded as Irvins and residing with James Irvins, Baker, at Broad Campden. His widowed mother was a dressmaker 1901 with his widowed mother (now called Fisher) and siblings residing at the home of widower James Irvins, at Kitchen Lane, Broad Campden, Gloucestershire. His mother was his housekeeper. 1911 aged 20 serving in Egypt with the 1st Welch Regiment. Died in Hales Military Hospital, 27 June 1918 age 29 possible from the Spanish Flu (Influenza Pandemic 1918-1919). His mother was granted a war gratuity 30 September 1918, revised 11 December 1918 and 6 February 1920. At rest in St Margaret Churchyard, Bodelwyddan, Flintshire, now the County of Denbighshire
It appears that Fanny Fisher was a spinster and the daughter of John and Elizabeth Fisher of Chipping Campden. The 1881 she was residing with her parents and her four children; her occupation was a dressmaker.

GRIFFIN William Henry. Private 33607, 12th Service Battalion (Bristol) Gloucestershire Regiment. Born 1883 to Thomas and Leah, nee Surman. 1891 residing with his parents and siblings at Silk Mills Yard, Chipping Campden. 1901 still residing at the same location as 1891. His occupation, aged 18, apprentice basket maker, name recorded as Harry. 1911 residing with his parents and siblings at Gainsboro Terrace, Chipping Campden. Occupation aged 28, Journeyman baker. Husband of Eliza A Evans who he married in 1904 at West Ham, London. Killed in action 28June 1918. His widow was granted a war gratuity 1 January 1919, revised 28 November 1919. Commemorated on the Ploegstreet Memorial, Belgium

BRUCE Oscar. Lance Corporal 24004 Oscar, 1/5th Gloucestershire Regiment. Born 1889 to Charles and Rose Ellen Bruce, 1891-1901 he was residing with his parents and siblings at Cider Mill Lane, Chipping Campden and later of Berrington, Chipping Campden. 1911 with his parents and siblings at Church Row, Chipping Campden, occupation farm labourer. Later in 1911 he married Lizzie Edith Taylor. Died in Italy 17 July 1918 aged 30. His widow was granted a war gratuity 28 October 1918 revised 14 November 1919. At rest in Dueville Communal Cemetery Extension, Italy

BENNETT Ernest. Private 26222, C. Coy 2nd Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Formerly Private 26876 3rd Gloucestershire Regiment. Born 1897 at Broadwell, Gloucestershire to Noah and Sarah Bennett Park Road, Chipping Campden. 1897-1911 residing with his parents at Watery Lane, Chipping Campden. 1911 occupation, bakers apprentice. He enlisted into the Gloucestershire Regiment 25 November 1915 aged 18 years and 300 days, occupation, baker and posted to the army reserve to await his mobilization. 28 March 1916 he was called to the colours and posted the Regimental Depot at Horfield Barracks, Horfield, Bristol where he was posted into 3rd Battalion as Private 2622. 8 July 1916 transferred to the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. He embarked from Devonport with 2nd Battalion for East Africa, disembarking at 29 September 1916. Embarked from Dar Es Salaam, East Africa for Suez 24 December 1916 on H.T. (Hired Transport) Disembarking 18 January 1917. Embarked Port Said, Egypt 18 May 1918, disembarking Marseille 27 May 1918. Killed in action 29 July 1918 age 21. His father was granted a war gratuity 31 October 1918, revised 10 May 1920. At rest in Raperie British Cemetery, Villemontoire, France.


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