LEAVING CHELTENHAM ..............and all that was dear

 

 

   Commemorations of the Great War In Cheltenham Cemetery

Surnames G, H, I and J

Location:   Bouncers Lane, Cheltenham

Grid Reference:   SO 973232

Commemorations in Cemetery (G - J):   29

IWM War Memorial Refs:   In due course

Alphabetical list of those commemorated (G - J)

1.    Private Archibald Victor Gabb

2.    Pte Geoffrey Bower Hughes Games

3.    Pte Edgar Alan Gater

4.    Colonel Augustus David Geddes

5.    Brig John Gordon Geddes

6.    Pte Henry John Godsell

7.    Lt Elliot Blair Grasett

8.    LCpl Harold Gregory

9.    Leading Seaman Frederick Charles Grimes

10.  Captain George Rupert Hailstone

11.  LCpl Edward Basil Hanks

12.  Pte Henry Guy William Harper

13.  Lt Cyril Cazelet Harrison

14.  Captain Maurice Cazelet Harrison

15.  Lt Albert Victor Hawker

16.  2Lt Frederick James Hawker

17.  Pte Archibald Hawkins

18.  Lt Reginald Hawkins

19.  Lt Douglas Woulfe Hay, MC

20.  Pte Hugh Stowell Hellings

21.  Lt George Graham Hicking

22.  Lt Francis Joseph Hicking

23.  Pte Robert Beresford Hind

24.  Pte Arthur Thomas Hiron

25.  Pte Thomas Walter Hunt

26.  Pte William Henry Ireland

27.  Captain Francis Vallance Izard

28.  2Lt Stewart Spiers Jackson, MC

29.  Pte Albert Harold Jacobs

30.  Pte John Thomas James

31.  Major Hugh Bertie Henriques Johnston

32.  Pte John Wesley Jones

Private Archibald Victor GABB, 12th Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment, is commemorated on the grave of his mother and sister.

  

He was killed in action on 28th June 1918 in the Steenwerck area of France.   He is buried in the Aval Wood Military Cemetery, Vieux-Berquin, near Bailleul.

 

He is commemorated on the Cheltenham War Memorial and the St Stephen's Church Roll of Honour.

 

His parents, Thomas and Edith Gabb, resided at 7 Tivoli Street, Cheltenham.

 

Pte Geoffrey Bower HUGHES GAMES, 36th Battalion Machine Gun Corps of the 36th (Ulster) Division, is commemorated on the family plot.  

 

He was killed in action on 21st March 1918, in the area to the south-west of St Quentin, France on the opening day of the major German offensive, Operation Michael.

   

He has no known grave and is listed on the Pozieres Memorial To The Missing.

 

He is not commemorated on any local memorial.

 

His connection with Cheltenham is unknown and his parents may well have moved to the Cheltenham area after the Great War.

Pte Edgar Alan GATER, 2nd Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment, is commemorated on his father's grave.

  

He was killed in action on 18th September 1918 in the St Quentin area of France on the opening day of the Battle of Epehy.

  

He has no known grave and is listed on the Vis-en-Artois Memorial To The Missing.

 

He is commemorated on the Cheltenham War Memorial, the St Luke's Church Roll of Honour, the St John's Church War Memorial, the Cambray Baptist Church Roll of Honour and the Grammar School Roll of Honour.

 

His parents, Charles and Caroline Gater resided at 39 Grosvenor Street, Cheltenham.

The brothers Colonel Augustus David GEDDES, 2nd Battalion East Kent Regiment (The Buffs) and Brigadier John Gordon GEDDES, CB , CMG, late Royal Artillery, are commemorated on their father's grave.

  

Colonel Augustus Geddes was commanding the 2nd Battalion East Kent Regiment (The Buffs) when he was killed in action near St Jean, Belgium, on 29th April 1915.

  

He is buried in the Ypres Reservoir Cemetery, Belgium, and is commemorated on the Cheltenham War Memorial, the St James Church Roll of Honour and the Cheltenham College Roll of Honour

 

He was awarded a "Mentioned in Despatches" in Field Marshal Sir John French's Despatch dated 5th April 1915.

 

Brigadier General John Geddes was commanding the Shoreham Military District when he died of illness in Shoreham on 26th August 1919, aged 55.   He and buried in Shoreham Old Cemetery.  

 

He is commemorated on the Cheltenham War Memorial, the St James Church Roll of Honour and the Cheltenham College Roll of Honour.  

 

During his military service he was decorated with the Officer of the Legion of Honour (France) and Commander of the Order of the Crown (Roumania).   During the Great War, Brigadier Geddes was "Mentioned in Despatches" 5 times.

 

The brothers' parents, Colonel John Gordon Geddes and Madelaine Mary Geddes, resided at 4 Suffolk Square, Cheltenham.

 

Pte Henry John (Harry) GODSELL, who served as 919284, Pte, 199th Battalion (Irish Canadian Rangers) Canadian Infantry, is commemorated on his parent's grave.

  

The commemoration states that he died in Canada on 11th July 1922 due to wounds received in the Great War.

 

As he died in 1922, he was too late to be commemorated by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission,  and he is not commemorated on any memorial in Cheltenham or local area.

 

His parents, Albert Charles and Eliza Jane Godsell, resided at 6 Bath Parade, Cheltenham.

   

He left a widow, Mary Ellen Wood Godsell, who resided at 304 Adams Street, Maisonneuve, Montreal, Canada.

 

Lt Elliot Blair GRASETT, 28th Punjabis, Indian Army, is commemorated on the grave of his parents.

  

He was killed in action on 25th September 1915 whilst attached to the 33rd Punjabis who were engaged in a diversionary attack at Pietre, in the Neuve-Chapelle area, on the first day of the Battle of Loos.  

 

He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Neuve Chapelle Indian Memorial.

 

He is commemorated on the Cheltenham War Memorial and the St Stephen's Church Roll of Honour.

 

His parents, the Rev James Elliot Grasett and Mrs Juliet Maria Grasett resided 5 Lypiatt Terrace, Cheltenham.

 

LCpl Harold GREGORY, 11th Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment, is commemorated on his father's grave.

  

He was killed in action in the Arras area of France on 24th April 1917, during the Battle of the Scarpe (1917) part of the Arras Offensive.  

 

He has no known grave and is listed on the Arras Memorial To The Missing.

 

He is commemorated on the Cheltenham War Memorial, the St John's Church War Memorial and the St Mark's Methodist Church Roll of Honour.

 

His parents, Benjamin Gregory FRS and Harriet Gregory resided at 50 Leighton Road, Cheltenham.   His widow, Mary Louise, also resided here.

Leading Seaman Frederick Charles GRIMES, Royal Navy, HMS Viknor, is commemorated on his parents grave.

  

He was killed in action at sea off the coast of Ireland on 13th January 1915.  

 

He has no known grave but the sea and is listed on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial.

 

He is commemorated on the Cheltenham War Memorial.

 

His parents, Isaac and Rose Grimes, resided at 23 St Paul's Street North, Cheltenham.

Captain George Rupert HAILSTONE, 1/7th Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers, is commemorated on the family grave.

  

He was killed in action on 6th November 1917 at the Battle of Gaza in Palestine and is buried in Beersheba War Cemetery.

 

He is commemorated on the Cheltenham War Memorial and on the St Stephen's Church Roll of Honour.  

 

He is also remembered on a stained glass window in St Stephen's Church.

 

His parents, Commander Walter Hailstone RN and Mrs Mary Beatrice Hailstone, resided at 21 Lansdown Terrace, Cheltenham.

LCpl Edward Basil HANKS, 2/5th Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment, is commemorated on the grave of his parents.

  

He was killed in action in the Wieltje area of Belgium on 22nd April 1917.  

 

He has no known grave and is listed on the Tyne Cot Memorial To The Missing.

 

He is commemorated on the Cheltenham War Memorial, the St Luke's Church Roll of Honour and the Prestbury (St Mary's Church) War Memorial.

 

His father, the late Edward Hanks resided at Kilburn House, Leckhampton Road, Cheltenham.

Pte Henry Guy William HARPER, 1st Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment, is commemorated on the family plot. 

 

He was killed in action on 1st July 1915 in the "Y1 Trench" near Vermelles, France.  

 

He has no known grave and is listed on the Le Touret Memorial To The Missing.

 

He is commemorated on the Cheltenham War Memorial, the St John's Church War Memorial and the Holy Trinity School Roll of Honour.

 

His parents Samuel and Harriet Harper resided at the Boar's Head Inn, Cheltenham, and his widow Edith May Harper, resided at 7 Sherborne Street, Cheltenham and later at 4 Marlborough Place, Prince's Street, Cheltenham.

 

Pte Hugh Stowell HELLINGS, 1st Canadian Pioneers, is commemorated on the grave of his parents.

 

He died of wounds at a Casualty Clearing Station in the Lijssenthoek area of Belgium on 23rd June 1916 aged 30.   He is buried in the Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium.

 

He is commemorated on the Cheltenham War Memorial and on the Grammar School Roll of Honour.

 

His parents, Robert and Eliza Hellings resided at 35 Clarence Square, Cheltenham.

A photo of this commemoration will be posted here in due course.

The Harrison brothers are commemorated on the family plot.

  

Lt Cyril Cazelet HARRISON, 3rd Battalion Worcestershire Regiment, was killed in action near Vailly on the Aisne Canal, France, on 19th September 1914. 

 

He has no known grave and is listed on the La Ferte-sous-Jouarre Memorial To The Missing.

  

Captain Maurice Cazelet HARRISON, MC, 1st Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment, was killed in action near "Hazy Trench", Lesboeufs, on 12th October 1916, during the Battle of The Somme.  

 

He has no known grave and is listed on the Thiepval Memorial To The Missing.

  

Both are commemorated on the Cheltenham War Memorial, the St Stephen's Church Roll of Honour, the Christ Church Roll of Honour and the St Mark's Church Roll of Honour.

 

Their parents, Harry Cazelet and Hilda Beaumont Harrison, resided at "Elston", Gloucester Road, Cheltenham.

The Hawker brothers are commemorated on the family plot.

  

Lt Albert Victor HAWKER, 9th Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment, died of illness in Marseilles, France, on 23rd December 1918 and is buried in the Mazargues Cemetery.

  

2Lt Frederick James HAWKER, 8th Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment, died of wounds in a hospital at Etaples, France, on 16th July 1916 and is buried in Etaples Cemetery.   He was wounded during an attack on La Boisselle on 3rd July.

 

The brothers are commemorated on the Cheltenham War Memorial, the Cambray Baptist Church Roll of Honour and the Salem Baptist Church Roll of Honour.  

 

Albert is also commemorated on the All Saints Church War Memorial and the Grammar School Roll of Honour.

  

Their parents, John and Sarah Hawker, resided at 2 Iddlesleigh, St Georges Square, Cheltenham.

The HAWKINS brothers are commemorated on the grave of their parents.

 

Pte Archibald HAWKINS, 1/5th Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment, was killed in action in the Ploegsteert area of Belgium on 6th June 1915 and buried in the Ploegsteert Military Cemetery.

  

Lt Reginald HAWKINS, Royal Air Force, was killed in aerial action on 29th July 1918 in the St Omer area of France and buried in the Longuenesse Souvenir Cemetery, France.

  

They are both commemorated on the Cheltenham War Memorial, the Cambray Baptist Church Roll of Honour, the Holy Apostles Church Roll of Honour, the Grammar School Roll of Honour, the Charlton Kings War Memorial and the Charlton Kings (St Mary's Church), Roll of Honour Tablet.

 

Their parents, George Albert and Florence Jane Hawkins, resided at Ashley House, Battledown, Cheltenham.

Lieutenant Douglas Woulfe HAY, MC, 1st Battalion Middlesex Regiment, is commemorated on his father's grave.

 

He was killed in action on 29th September 1918 at Villers Guislain, during the Battle of the St Quentin Canal, France.   He is buried in the Villers Hill British Cemetery, Villers Guislain, France.

 

He is commemorated on the Cheltenham War Memorial and the Cheltenham College Roll of Honour.  He is also commemorated on a brass plaque in St Mary's Church, Cheltenham.

 

His parents, Lt Col Henry Thomas Horatio Hay and Mrs Mary Margaret Hay resided at Stanley Lodge, Battledown, Cheltenham.

 

 

Lt George Graham HICKING and Lt Francis Joseph HICKING are commemorated on their parent's grave.

  

Both were killed in action on 1st July 1916, the first day of the Battle of the Somme.

 

George was serving with 6th Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment and was killed near Maricourt.     He has no known grave and is listed on the Thiepval Memorial To The Missing.

      

Francis is was killed in action near Fricourt serving with 10th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment and buried in Fricourt New Military Cemetery.

 

They are not listed on any local memorial but their parents resided at Halsey House, Pitville, Cheltenham, formerly of Ruddington, Notts.

 

Pte Robert Beresford HIND, 1/6th Battalion Manchester Regiment, is commemorated on the family grave.

  

He was killed in action in Gallipoli on 11th December 1915 and is believed to be buried in Twelve Tree Copse Cemetery, Gallipoli, Turkey, being commemorated on Special Memorial C326 in that cemetery.

 

He is not commemorated on any memorial in Cheltenham or the local area.

 

His parents, Robert Anderson Hind and Sarah Hind, resided at 149, Cheadle Old Rd., Cheadle Heath, Cheshire after the war

His connection with the town is unknown and it may well be that his parents moved to Cheltenham later.

 

Pte Arthur Thomas HIRON, 1/6th Battalion North Staffordshire Regiment, is commemorated on the grave of his parents.

  

He died of wounds at a hospital at Le Treport, France, on 15th October 1918 and is buried in Mont Huon Cemetery, Le Treport.

 

He is commemorated on the Cheltenham War Memorial, the St Paul's Church War Memorial and the Holy Apostles Church Roll of Honour.  

 

His original battlefield grave marker is located near the entrance to Cheltenham Cemetery.

 

He left a widow, Emily, who resided at 4 Melrose Cottages, Rosehill Street, Cheltenham.

Pte Thomas Walter HUNT, 7th Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment, is commemorated on the family plot.

  

He was killed in action at Gallipoli on 8th August 1915.   He has no known grave and is listed on the Helles Memorial To The Missing, Turkey.

 

He is commemorated on the St James' School Roll of Honour.

 

His parents, William Henry and Emily Elizabeth Hunt, resided at 9 Upper Norwood Street, Cheltenham.

Pte William Henry IRELAND, 1st Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment, is commemorated on the family plot.

  

He died of wounds at a Casualty Clearing Station near Lillers in France on 25th December 1914 and is buried in Lillers Communal Cemetery, France.

 

He is commemorated on the Cheltenham War Memorial and the All Saints Church War Memorial.

 

His parents Harry George and Mary Jane Ireland, resided at 20, All Saints Road, Cheltenham.

 

Captain Francis Vallance IZARD, Royal Garrison Artillery, is commemorated on the grave of his parents.

  

He was murdered by mutineers in Singapore on 16th February 1915 and was originally buried in Bidadari Christian Cemetery, Singapore.   In 1959 his remains, with others, were moved to the Kranji War Cemetery and interred under CWGC headstones.

 

He is commemorated on Cheltenham War Memorial.

 

His parents, Francis Henry and Emily Beatrice Izard resided in the Imperial Square area of Cheltenham.

 

2Lt Stewart Spiers JACKSON, MC, 2/8th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment, is commemorated on the family grave.

  

He was killed in action on 21st March 1918, aged 28, at Ham, near St Quentin, France.  

 

He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial To The Missing.

He is commemorated on the Cheltenham War Memorial.

 

His father, the Reverend Samuel Jackson, was Vice Principle of St Paul's Teacher Training College, Cheltenham.

 

 

Pte Albert Harold JACOBS, 15th Battalion Hampshire Regiment, is commemorated on the family plot.

  

He was killed in action in the "British Advance in Flanders" in the Kemmel area of Belgium on 4th September 1918, aged 19.   He is buried in the Vormezeele Enclosure No 3 Cemetery, Belgium.

 

He is commemorated on the Cheltenham War Memorial, the St Luke's Church Roll of Honour, the Holy Apostles Church Roll of Honour, the Salem Baptist Church Roll of Honour and the Grammar School Roll of Honour.

 

His parents, Albert and Mary Annie Jacobs, resided at "Killarney", London Road, Cheltenham and later at 20, Carlton Street, Cheltenham.

 

Pte John Thomas JAMES, 1/5th Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment, is commemorated on the family plot.

  

He was killed in action near Pozieres in the Somme area of France on 21st July 1916.   He has no known grave and is listed on the Thiepval Memorial To The Missing.

 

He is commemorated on the Prestbury War Memorial, the Prestbury (St Mary's Church) Roll of Honour Tablet and the Cheltenham Grammar School Roll of Honour.

 

His father, Mr Thomas James resided at Home Farm, Prestbury, and his grandfather Mr Thomas James resided at Pigeon Farm, Southam, near Cheltenham.

 

Pte John Wesley JONES, 6th Battalion Somerset Light Infantry, is commemorated on the family plot.

  

He was killed in action in the St Quentin area of France on 21st March 1918, aged 27.   He is buried in the Ribemont Communal Cemetery, France.

 

He is commemorated on the Cheltenham War Memorial and on the Bethesda Methodist Church Roll of Honour.   He is also commemorated in the County of Somerset Book of Remembrance.

 

His parents, John and Mary Jones, resided at Farndon House,16 Great Norwood Street, Cheltenham.

 

A photo of this commemoration will be posted here in due course.

Major Hugh Bertie Henriques JOHNSTON, DSO, 21st Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery is commemorated on the family grave.

  

He died of wounds in a Dressing Station in the Mametz area of the Somme, France on 24th October 1916 and is buried in the Flatiron Copse Cemetery, Mametz, France.

 

He is commemorated on the Cheltenham War Memorial and the Holy Apostles Church Roll of Honour.

 

His father, Lt Col James Taylor Johnston resided at 8 Bayshill Terrace, Cheltenham, and later at 3 Blenheim Parade, Cheltenham.

 

Maj Johnston was posthumously "Mentioned in Despatches" in General Haig's Despatch of 7th November 1916.

Notes:

1.   War Graves of the Great War in Cheltenham Cemetery can be viewed here.

2.   Cheltenham War Memorial can be found here.

3.   Other commemorations in the cemetery can be viewed here.

 

 

 

 

Page last updated: 11th March 2016

 

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