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1st BATTALION, GLOUCESTERSHIRE REGIMENT

The British Expeditionary Force which went to France in 1914 was small compared to the French and German Armies, but in quality was superb. The spirit of the men, their fighting ability and marksmanship made it an incomparable little army. Their gallantry and self-sacrifice gave Britain time to muster and train her new armies, but the cost in the flower of Britain's manhood was tragic.

The 1st Glosters went into action on 26th August 1914 at Landrecies. By November 1918 it had won 31 Battle Honours, but at a cost of 62 Officers and 1044 men dead, and many more wounded.


26th August 1914       ROLL OF HONOUR   31st December 1914


Name                                                             Rank                                                                        Born

ALLEN,          Henry George            L/Cpl       died of wounds 16th Nov.     Thornbury, Glos.

AMES,            Arthur                        Private     Killed in action 23th Dec.      Norwich

ANNETTS,      Frank                          Pte.         Killed in action 14th Sept.     Worcestershire
ATKINSON,   Thomas Charles         Pte.          Killed in action 7th Nov.        Middlesex

ATTWOOD,    Arthur William          Pte.          Killed in action 2nd Nov.       Worcestershire

AVERY,          George                       Pte.          Killed in action 7th Nov.        Glos.

AVIS,              William                      Pte.          Killed in action 23th Dec.       Fulham, London

AWFORD,       Frederick                   Pte.           Killed in action 22nd Oct.       Newent, Glos.

BAKER,          Albert Eli             Pte.         Killed in action 5th Nov.        Blakley, Glos.

BAKER,          Dan                            Pte.          Killed in action 16th Sept.       Hillesley, Glos.

BAKER,          Francis Marvin           Pte.          Killed in action 26th Sept.       Bristol

BANNER,       George                 Pte.        Killed in action 21st Dec.         Cheltenham

BARBER,       William                        Pte.         Killed in action 7th Nov.         Glos.

BARGE,         Joseph Edward            Pte.           Killed in action 23rd Oct.        Middlesex

BARKER,      William                        Sgt.          Killed in action 23rd Oct.        Worcester

BARNETT,    Herbert John               Pte.           Killed in action 29th Oct.        Gorse, Glos.

BARNFIELD, William James        Pte.        Killed in action 29th Oct.      Tirley, Glos.

BARTHOLOMEW, George               Pte.           Killed in action 14th Sept.       London

BATES,          James                          Pte.            Killed in action 14th Sept.       Staffs.

BATES,         William Thomas       Pte.        died of wounds 28th Dec.       Cheltenham
aged 23.

BEAMES,       George                        Pte.           Killed in action 24th Nov.       Henbury, Glos

BECK,            Thomas                      Pte.            Killed in action 22nd Oct.       Somerset

BENDREY,     Arthur                        Pte.            Died 2nd Nov.                        Warmley, Glos

BENNETT,      William James           Pte.            Killed in action 23rd Oct.        Clifton

BEVAN,          Frederick                    Pte.           Killed in action 25th Dec.        Bedminster

BEVAN,          Thomas         Pte.      Killed in action 21st Dec.    May Hill, Glos.

BLACKMORE,  Joseph                    Pte.            died of wounds 16th Sept.       Liverpool

BLACKWELL,   Edwin                     Cpl.           Killed in action 21st Oct.       Winstone, Glos

BRADING,      Albert                 Pte.        Killed in action 16th Sept.     Gloucester

BROTHERS,    Charles                     Pte.            Killed in action 20th Sept.        Suffolk

BROWN,          Albert                        Pte.           died of wounds 2nd Nov.          Somerset

BROWN,      Arthur George    Pte.      Killed in action 23rd Dec.   Ruscombe, Glos

BROWN,         William                       Pte.          Killed in action 23rd Dec.    Quedgeley, Glos

BROWNING,   Frederick                    Pte.          died of wounds 19th Sept.        Gloucester

BURROWS,     Harry Heather            Sgt.          Killed in action 31st Oct.        Bombay, India

BURROWS,     Samuel                        Pte.         Killed in action 23rd Dec.          Stroud, Glos.

BUTLER,       Charles Albert Victor    Pte.         died of wounds 16th Sept.         Gloucester

CAIRNCROSS,  William                    Pte.         Killed in action 26th Dec.       Allington, Glos.

CAMDEN,     Christopher Bernard    Pte.   Killed in action 24th Nov.         Cheltenham
aged 26.

CAPENER,     William                        Pte.          Killed in action 26th Sept.   St. Luke's, Glos.

CASTELL,      Edward                        Pte.          died of wounds 1st Nov.        Henbury, Glos.

CASWELL,   Charles William Edward  Pte.  Killed in action 29th Oct.        Gloucester

CLARK,      Reginald Charles     Pte.      Died 29th Oct.                        Bredon, Glos.

CLEAVER,    Edward                         Pte.          Killed in action 29th Oct.        Tetbury, Glos.

CLEMENTS,  Arthur                 Pte.       Killed in action 4th Nov.            Worcester

CLEVELEY,    William            Pte.       Killed in action 2nd Nov.           Cheltenham
aged 31.

CLIFFORD,    Frederick                     Pte.          Killed in action 31st Oct.            Bristol

CLOSE,          Frederick                     Pte.           Died 30th Oct.                            Glos.

COLBORN,    William Henry             Pte.           Died 23rd Dec.                 Hawkesbury, Glos

COLE,           George Frederick          Pte.           died of wounds 26th Aug.  Hemstead, Glos.

COLLETT,     William                        Pte.           Died 1st Nov.                     Siddington, Glos.

COOKE,        Albert William             Pte.           Killed in action 29th Oct.   Tredworth, Glos.

COOPEY,      Charles Thomas           Pte.           Killed in action 23rd Dec.          Gloucester

COULSON,    Andrew Lewis             L/Cpl.        Killed in action 24th Nov.       South Shields
 
COVENEY,     Alfred Robert                Pte.         Killed in action 7th Nov.           Bristol

COX,              Arthur                        Pte.            Died 1st Nov.                             Glos.

COX,     William Charles Herman     L/Cpl.        Killed in action 29th Oct.          Bath

CRABB,         John Gerrard     L/Cpl.   Killed in action 29th Oct.  Aberdeen, Scotland

CRATCHLEY,  William           Pte.     died of wounds 24th Oct.       Stroud, Glos.

CROOK,        Arthur                        Pte.            Died 7th Nov.                     Cirencester, Glos.

CUMMINGS,  Arthur                       Pte.            Died 31st Oct.                          Bristol

DALLEY,       William                       L/Cpl.       Killed in action 7th Nov.           Glos.

DAVIS,          Ernest                         L/Cpl.        Killed in action 1st Nov.            Gloucester

DAVIS,          Frederick George        Sgt.      Killed in action 30th Oct.     Cheltenham

DAY,              Richard                      Pte.            Died 29th Oct.                           Tewksbury

DENMEAD,   Frederick                    Pte.            Killed in action 1st Nov.             Somerset

DENNY,         Maurice Ford             Cpl.          Killed in action 29th Oct.  Glasgow, Scotland

DOWSE,       Frederick George         Pte.            Killed in action 22nd Oct.          Bristol

DOWSE,       Thomas Henry             Pte.            Killed in action 7th Nov.            Glos.

DOYLE,        Edward                       L/Cpl.         Killed in action 21st Oct.            Glos.

DRAKE,        William Henry         Pte.         Killed in action 7th Nov.       Cheltenham
aged 31.

DREW,          George                       Pte.             Killed in action 21st Dec.             Gloucester

DURNELL,   Charles                       Pte.             Died 2nd Nov.                         Littleton, Glos.

EDDY,         Thomas Henry, DCM   Sgt.            Killed in action 7th Nov.              Bristol

EDNEY,        Alfred Phillip              Pte.            Killed in action 29th Oct.              Bristol

ELLINS,       Frederick William       Pte.             Killed in action 7th Nov.           Stroud, Glos.

EVANS,        Thomas Harry            Pte.             Killed in action 29th Oct.             Glos.

FALCONER,   Alexander Ernest     Pte.            Killed in action 22nd Dec.     Woolwich, Kent

FERGUSON,  Richard                    Pte.             Killed in action 23rd Oct.             Liverpool

FISHER,         Walter                     Pte.              died of wounds 25th Oct.              Worcester

FITZ,           William Norman        Pte.              Killed in action 29th Oct.              Somerset

FLOWERS,   Albert                       Pte.              Killed in action 29th Oct.              Bristol

FOSTER,       William                    Pte.              Killed in action 21st Dec.               Bristol

FRANKLIN,    Alfred Henry         Pte               Killed in action 7th Nov.                Gloucester

GENT,           George Alfred          Pte.              died of wounds 27th Dec.               Swindon

GILLMAN,    Frank                      Pte.              Killed in action 1st Nov.                Cirencester

GINGELL,    William                    L/Cpl.          died of wounds 16th Sept.           Oland, Glos.

GOODHIND, James Thomas        Pte.               Killed in action 15th Sept.             Bristol

GOLDSWORTHY, John Charles  Sgt.               Killed in action 7th Nov.         Bombay, India

GORDON,     William                   Pte.               Killed in action 21st Oct.               Bristol

GRAY,         Albert Harvey           L/Cpl.           died of wounds 16th Sept.              Surrey

GREEN,       Arthur                      Pte.               died of wounds 29th Oct.                Glos.

GRIFFITHS,  Thomas                  Pte.               Killed in action 22nd Oct.      Ross, Hereford.

GUBBINS,    Percy William         Pte.               Killed in action 24th Oct.              Glos.

HACKLING,  Charles                 L/Cpl.            Killed in action 26th Aug.             Bristol

HANSBROW, Thomas                Sgt.                Died 29th Oct.                               Liverpool

HART,           William         Cpl.       Killed in action 29th Oct.          Cheltenham

HAWKINS,   Arthur William      Pte.                died of wounds 18th Nov.              Gloucester

HAYWARD,  Arthur George    Pte.      Killed in action 21st Dec.          Gloucester

HAZELWOOD, Tom                   Pte.                Killed in action 27th Aug.             Coventry

HEMMING,   Albert Edward        Pte.              Killed in action 26th Sept.          Ebley, Glos.

HEWER,     Albert Edward          Pte.               Died 23rd Dec.                              Wiltshire

HICKS,      Ernest William         Pte.                 Killed in action 29th Oct.              Cirencester

HICKS,      William                    Pte.                 Killed in action 29th Oct.              Bristol

HILL,        Arthur Alexandra      Pte.                died of wounds 16th Nov.        Berkeley, Glos.

HILL,     Leonard Richard         Pte.                 Killed in action 29th Oct.               Cam, Glos.

HOBBS,     Henry Thomas       Pte.        Died 7th Nov.                Cheltenham
aged 33.

HOCKING,  Clifton Samuel       Pte.                Killed in action 14th Sept.               Cornwall

HODGES,    William Ralph        Pte.                 Killed in action 29th Oct.                Swindon

HOGG,        Frederick         Pte.        Killed in action 16th Sept.    Hardwick, Glos.

HOOLEY,    William                  Pte.                died of wounds 31st Oct.           Manchester

HOUSE,      William                   Pte.                Killed in action 14th Sept.               Bristol

HUNT,      Reginald Alfred        Pte.                 Killed in action 27th Sept.               Dorset

HUNT,     Thomas George         Pte.                 Killed in action 30th Oct.                 London

HURCOMBE,  Henry                Pte.                 Died 23rd Oct.                                 Gloucester

HURCOM,    Sidney                 Pte.                  died of wounds 29th Oct.                 Glos.

HUTTON,  William Henry        Pte.                 Killed in action 5th Nov.                   Bristol

IRELAND,  William Henry       Pte.       died of wounds 25th Dec.        Cheltenham
aged 29.

IRISH,       Harry                     L/Cpl.              died of wounds 29th Oct.                Worcester.

JAMES,     George           Pte.         Killed in action 31st Oct.             Glos.

JAMES,      Henry Ernest         Sgt.                  Killed in action 21st Dec.              Cirencester

JAMES,      John                     Pte.                   Killed in action 20th Oct.                Glos.

JEENES,   Walter              Pte.        Killed in action 5thNov.                 Cheltenham
aged 32.

JEENES,   Albert              Pte.       Killed in action 21stOct.               Cheltenham
  aged 22.

JEFFRIES,  George                Sgt.                   died of wounds 28th Dec.               Glamorgan

JELLY,  Harry James            Pte.                    Died 23rd Dec.                                 Monmouth

JORDAN,  Albert                   Pte.                    Killed in action 14th Sept.               London

JORDAN,   Bertie Edwin        Pte.                Killed in action 16th Sept.          East Dean, Glos

JOYCE,    Donald McNiell      L/Cpl.                died of wounds 1st Nov.                 Bristol

KENNINGTON, Frederick      L/Sgt.            Killed in action 29th Oct.               Grantham

KENT,   Albert          Cpl.         Killed in action 21st Dec.             Kemble, Glos.

KEYLOCK,  William George  Pte.         died of wounds 15th Nov.      Gloucester

KING,   Edward                      Pte.                 Died 30th Sept.                               Bristol

KING,   John                          Pte.                  died of wounds 9th Nov.                 Tewksbury

KING,   William                      Pte.                Killed in action 15th Nov.         East Leach, Glos

KING,   William Leonard        Pte.       Killed in action 21st Dec.        Yorkshire
aged 19.

KITCHIN, William Henry J.    Pte.                 Killed in action 1st Nov.            Southam, Glos.

KNIGHT,  Thomas Joseph, DCM   L/Sgt.        Killed in action 29th Oct.              Bristol

LADBROOKE, Albert Tom     Sgt.                   Killed in action 7th Nov.               Glos.

LANDER,  James Richard       Pte.                   died of wounds 27th Aug.              Cirencester

LAVELLE,  Andrew Joseph    Pte.                    Killed in action 22nd Dec.             Lancashire

LEAMON,  George                  Pte.                   Killed in action 12th Nov.              Bristol

LEE,  Alfred Ernest                  Pte.                   Killed in action 21st Dec.               Bristol

LESLIE,  George Vincent         Pte.                  Died 29th Oct.                                Middlesex

LEWIS,  Arthur William          Pte.                   Killed in action 21st Oct.                Bristol

LEWIS,  Edwin Millard           L/Cpl.               Killed in action 21st Dec.                Lichfield

LOCKE,  Henry                      Pte.                  Killed in action 29th Oct.             Cork, Ireland

LONG,  Ernest Walter            Pte.                     Killed in action 5th Nov.                Somerset

LONG,  Henry                        Pte.                     Killed in action 29th Oct.               London

LOVEGROVE, William James   Sgt.                 Killed in action 5th Nov.                 Wiltshire

MALLETT,  George                Pte.                     Killed in action 1st Nov.                  Glos.

MARSHALL, William Frank    L/Cpl.              died of wounds 1st Nov.                   Oxon

MAULE,  William                   Pte.                 died of wounds 26th Oct.          Nailsworth, Glos

McCARTHY,  Henry James    Pte.                   Died 23rd Dec.                                 Bristol

MERRIOTT,  Arthur Frederick   Pte.               Killed in action 23rd Dec.                 Southsea

MERRIOTT,  Stephen             Cpl.                  Killed in action 22nd Dec.                London

MIDGLEY,  John William       Pte.                Killed in action 17th Nov.                Manchester

MILLS,  Alfred William          Pte.                   Killed in action 21st Oct.               Tredworth, Glos

MILTON,  Henry Frank          Pte.         Killed in action 21st Oct.            Glos.

MONK,  John                         Pte.              Killed in action 21st Oct.             Stonehouse, Glos

MOORE,  Reginald John        Pte.                 Killed in action 5th Nov.          Dursley, Glos.

MORLEY,  Ernest Edward      Pte.                Killed in action 7th Nov.              Southampton

NEATE,  Sidney                      Cpl.                   Killed in action 23rd Dec.             Somerset

OBERN,  Ernest                     Pte.                   Killed in action 23rd Oct.               Somerset

OSGATHORP, Thomas John   Pte.                Killed in action 7th Nov.                Oxford

OZARD,  John Philip              Pte.                  died of wounds 30th Nov.              Jersey

PANTER,  Henry                     Cpl.                 Died 1st Nov.                                 Gloucester

PARKES,  William Charles      Pte.                 Killed in action 29th Oct.               Middlesex

PARRY,  Edward James           Pte.       Killed in action 14th Sept.          Gloucester

PATRICK,  Harry          Pte.        died of wounds 2nd Dec.          Cheltenham
aged 18.

PEARCE,  Frank                     Pte.                Killed in action 5th Nov.                  Glos.

PITMAN,  Ernest James          Pte.               Killed in action 1st Nov.                   Glos.

PITTS,  Oliver                         Pte.                Killed in action 31st Oct.              Tetbury, Glos.

POULSTON,  Alfred Patrick   Pte.               Killed in action 31st Oct.                 Bristol

POWELL,  George Emanuel    Pte.              Killed in action 7th Nov.                  Portsmouth

POWELL,  William                 Pte.                Died 7th Nov.                                  Lidney, Glos.

PRICE,  Charles                      L/Cpl.          Killed in action 31st Oct.                 Gloucester

PRICE,  Thomas                     Pte.              Killed in action 1st Nov.                   Mexham

PRIDAY,  Charles                   Pte.              Killed in action 21st Dec.                  Gloucester

RADBURN,  Ernest Victor      Pte.             Killed in action 28th Dec.              Chalford, Glos

RAINES,  Ernest Frederick     Pte.             Killed in action 25th Nov.                 Glos.

RANDS,  Thomas James         Pte.             Died 14th Sept.                                 Surrey

REDSHAW, Sidney James       Pte.           Died 29th Oct.                                  London

REDWOOD, Charles                Pte.           Died 29th Oct.                                  Bristol

REECE,  Charles                      Pte.            Killed in action 7th Nov.                   Goodrich

REES,  Harold                         Pte.             died of wounds 25th Dec.                 Warwickshire

RHYMES,  Louis                     Pte.            Killed in action 25th Dec.                 Oxon

RICKARDS,  Edward George   Pte.          Killed in action 7th Nov.                  Glos.

RIDDLE,  John                         Pte.           Killed in action 31st Oct.                  Oldown, Glos

ROBINSON, James                  Cpl.           Died 29th Oct.                                  Birmingham

ROGERS,  Andrew                   Pte.              died of wounds 22nd Oct.                 Plymouth

ROGERS,  Arthur                    Pte.              Died 29th Oct.                                 Bristol

ROGERS,  James Charles        Pte.             Killed in action 29th Oct.                 Glos.

RUSSELL,  George                  Pte.              Died 7th Nov.                                    Glos.

SHIPTON,  Frederick               Pte.            died of wounds 11th Nov.                Horsley, Glos

SHORE,  Albert Edward           Pte.                Killed in action 7th Nov.                    Berkshire

SIMS,  Fred                              Pte.                Killed in action 21st Dec.                    Glos.

SKINNER, Charles Christian Alderbert   Pte.     Died 29th Dec.                                Bristol

SMITH,  Archibald                  Pte.                 Killed in action 24th Sept.                  Glos.

SMITH,  Frederick                   Sgt.             Killed in action 30th Oct.                   Middlesex

SMITH,  James                        Pte.                 Killed in action 31st Oct.                    Glos.

SMITH,  Walter                       Pte.                 Died 29th Oct.                                    Herts.

SMITH,  William Henry          Pte.      Killed in action 23rd Oct.     Staverton, Glos

SMITHERAM, Ernest             Pte.                  died of wounds 26th Aug.                  Somerset

SNELL,  Arthur                      Pte.                  Killed in action 29th Oct.                   Glos.

STAFFORD,  George              Pte.                   died of wounds 5th Nov.                    Swindon

STEERE,  Joseph                    Pte.                  Killed in action 31st Oct.                    Bristol

STEPHENS,  Arthur William   Pte.              Killed in action 29th Oct.                  Worcester.

STEVENS,  Charles James      Pte.              Killed in action 29th Oct.                  Guildford

STEVENS,  James                   Pte.                Killed in action 14th Sept.                 Cardiff

STINCHCOMBE, Walter        Pte.                 Killed in action 7th Nov.                   Glos.

STOCKWELL,  Frederick       Pte.                 Killed in action 29th Oct.                   Glos.

STONE, Edward William Henry    Pte.         Killed in action 7th Nov.                    Bristol

STUDLEY, Reginald               Pte.             died of wounds 31st Oct.                    Bristol

TANSILL,  Sidney William     Sgt.            Killed in action 4th Nov.                    Warwickshire

TAYLOR,  Evan                     L/Cpl.                died of wounds 21st Dec.                   Ross

TAYLOR,  William James      Pte.                    Killed in action 2nd Nov.                   Glos.

THOMAS, Frederick Albert George   Pte.      Killed in action 21st Oct.           Glos.

TOWNSEND, Albert Henry Reed     L/Cpl.  Killed in action 23rd Dec.     Cirencester

TRENFIELD, Henry Richard         Pte.      Killed in action 21st Dec.              Glos.

TRINDER, Ernest                    Pte.                  Died 1st Nov.                                      Glos.

TROTMAN,  James                 Pte.                  Killed in action 22nd Oct.                   Glos.

TWINING,  Sydney                 Pte.                  Killed in action 29th Oct.                    Glos.

UNDERWOOD, Alfred Maurice Savage    Pte.    Killed in action 23rd Oct.                Glos.

VICK,  frederick William        Pte.              died of wounds 30th Dec.                Throp, Glos.

VINE,  Thomas Bailey            Pte.                   Killed in action 29th Oct.              Corse, Glos.

WAKEFIELD, Thomas           Pte.                  Killed in action 23rd Oct.                 Berkeley

WAKEFIELD,  William          Pte.                 Killed in action 7th Nov.               Dunfield, Glos

WARE,  John                         Pte.                 Killed in action 14th Sept.                    Bristol

WARING,  Ernest                  Pte.                 Killed in action 22nd dec.                     Bristol

WATSON,  George                L/Cpl.             Died 7th Oct.                                  Portsmouth

WELLBELOVE, Harold        Pte.               Killed in action 7th Nov.        Kingston-on-Thames

WELLS, William Stephen      Pte.               Died 31st Oct.                              Worcestershire

WHITTAKER,  Henry           Pte.                   Killed in action 21st Oct.                    Bristol

WHITTINGTON, George      Sgt.                   Killed in action 31st Oct.                     Bristol

WILKEY,  Arthur                  Pte.                  Killed in action 23rd Dec.                    Bristol

WILLAVISE, Hubert William   Pte.               Killed in action 23rd Oct.                    Glos.

WILLIAMS, Alec Morgan      Pte.                 Killed in action 11th Nov.                    Glos.

WILLIAMS,  Henry             Pte.          Killed in action 7th Nov.            Cheltenham
aged 22.

WILLIAMS,  James               Pte.                  died of wounds 10th Nov.                     Glos.

WILLIAMS,  John                L/Cpl.               Killed in action 22nd Dec.                    Oswestry

WILLMOT,  Arthur              Pte.                   Killed in action 29th Oct.                      Bristol

WILLMOTT, Frederick William    Pte.           died of wounds 7th Nov.                       Bristol

WILLS,  William Henry         Pte.                  Died 29th Oct.                                      Devon

WILSON,  Ernest                  Cpl.                   Killed in action 14th Sept.                     London

WILSON,   James, DCM       Sgt.                Died 30th Oct.                             Calcutta, India

WILTSHIRE,  Clifford          Pte.                   Killed in action 22nd Dec.                    Glos.

WINSTONE,  William            Pte.                Killed in action 22nd Dec.              Bisley, Glos.

WINSTONE,  Walter Wilfred   Pte.       Killed in action 7th Nov.         Cheltenham
aged 20.

WINTLE, Thomas                  Pte.           died of wounds 18th Nov.            Glos.

WITTS, Arthur                    Pte.          Killed in action 21st Oct.             Glos.

WOOD, Albert Edward          Pte.                  Killed in action 31st Oct.                      Glos.

WORKMAN, Arthur Bertram    Pte.         died of wounds 4th Dec.                Glos.

WORKMAN, William George    Pte.             died of wounds 25th Dec.       Stroud

WORRALL, Archibald             Pte.              Died 1st Nov.                                        Glos.

WRIGHT, George Henry          Pte.              died of wounds 24th Nov.                      Warwick

WRIGHT, William Edward      Pte.               Killed in action 23rd Oct.               Brentwood

YOUNG, Arthur                      Pte.               Died 23rd Dec.                                  Bisley, Glos.


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