Cyril Reginald JOTCHAM


Cyril Reginald JOTCHAM

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Private Cyril Reginald JOTCHAM No. 235464 1st/1st Royal Gloucestershire Hussars
Died 16 June 1918 aged 26

Third son of Arthur and Eliza Jotcham, of Baden House, Wotton-under-Edge, Glos.

At rest at Kantara War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt.

JOTCHAM, Trooper Cyril R. 2714 later 235464

Extract from Unit War Diary for 16th June 1918

Location: Jordan Valley, Front Line

“The regiment was relieved in front line at 2030 by the 18th Bengal Lancers, and moved to back area lead horse camp in 113Z25. Sick evacuations 6 O.Rs.”

There were many evacuations to Field Hospital during this period within the Jordan Valley with “found Mosquito Party” being a daily entry into the War Diary as Malaria was a constant problem. There were upward of 30 evacuations each month although the only significant enemy action was the occasional bombing of HQ locations and no casualties were recorded as a result of these.

Trooper Jotcham’s name appears alongside all those men of the Royal Gloucestershire Hussars Yeomanry who fell during WW1 on the Memorial at College Green, Gloucester Cathedral and is Remembered by the Regiment on Remembrance Sunday in November and “Katia Day” each April.

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