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GLOUCESTERSHIRE REGIMENT OFFICERS KILLED

1939

Lieutenant NIGEL MADAN BURNEY - 17th December 1939
Aged 23. Son of Rev. Doctor Charles (Oriel Professor at Oxford) and Ethel Burney. Educated at Oxford, gaining his degree in 1937. University OTC. Joined the Glosters, 2nd Lt. 1937. Promoted Lt. in January 1939. Buried at Beuvry Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais.

1940

2nd Lieutenant GERALD WILSON FRENCH - 29th May 1940 - 2nd Battalion.
Battalion Intelligence Officer. Killed by a mortar bomb at Cassel while on way to liaise with artillery.
Aged 21. Son of Charles and Isabel French, of Bristol. Buried at Cassel Communal Cemetery, Nord.

Lieutenant RICHARD FRANCIS OLIVE - 31st May 1940 - 2nd Battalion.
Aged 28. Son of Charles and Mary Olive, of Willaston, Cheshire. Listed on the Dunkirk Memorial, Nord.

2nd Lieutenant WILLIAM BORIS SANFORD - 10th July 1940 - 2nd Battalion.
Buried at Exeter Higher Cemetery, Devon.

Officer Cadet KENNETH BRIAN TYNDALL - 9th June 1940
Listed on the Brookwood Memorial, Surrey.

Major ANTHONY DURRANT WALLER - 29th May 1940 - 5th Battalion.
HQ Company. Shot in the head while checking an enemy patrol at the back of the Mairie (Battalion HQ) at Ledringhem. Aged 32. Son of Noel and Helen Waller. Husband of Florence, of Clifton, Bristol. Buried at Ledringhem Churchyard, Nord.

2nd Lieut. FRANCIS ALAN WAY - 19th May 1940
Aged 23. Son of Francis and Emily Way, of Laverstock, Wiltshire. Born 1917. Educated at Clifton College and Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge. Commissioned July 1939. Buried at Ath Communal Cemetery, Ath Hainaut.

2nd Lieutenant GEORGE WEIGHTMAN - 29th May 1940
Killed by shellfire while commanding No. 10 Platoon, "B" Company in an isolated farm just outside Cassel. Aged 27. Son of James and Anne Weightman, of Mossley Hill, Liverpool. Buried at Cassel Communal Cemetery, Nord.

1941

Lieutenant CLAUDE D'ARCY STRATTON DE LISLE BUSH - 22nd January 1941
Aged 47. Son of Alfred and Florence. Husband of Dorothy, of Stonehouse, Glos. Buried at Eastington Churchyard, Glos.

1942

Major RAYMOND HOWARD BRADFORD - 17th April 1942 - 1st Battalion.
Listed on the Rangoon Memorial, Burma.

2nd Lieutenant GLYNN NEVILLE FORREST - 27th March 1942
Killed in action at Paungde? Aged 22. Son of Neville and Marianne Forrest, of Exeter, Devon. Listed on the Rangoon Memorial, Burma.

2nd Lieutenant KENNETH ALAN HILL - 26-27th April 1942
Aged 21. Son of Clement and Olive Hill, of Bristol. Husband of Barbara. Buried at Bristol (Canford) Cemetery, Glos.

2nd Lieutenant ROBERT LUCKETT HOLLINGTON - 27th March 1942 - 1st Battalion.
Killed in action at Paungde? Aged 26. Son of Joseph and Marie, of Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol. Listed on the Rangoon War Memorial, Burma.

Captain RICHARD VICTOR GUY NEVILLE JOHNSON, M.C. - 19th April 1942 - 1st Battalion.
Aged 28. Son of Colonel Victor and Claire Johnson, of Upton-on-Severn, Worcs. Listed on the Rangoon War Memorial, Burma.

Captain ALAN JOHN LIVERSIDGE - 21st January 1942
Aged 27. Son of Lelsie and Adeline Liversidge, of Twickenham, Middlesex. Buried in the Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore.

2nd Lieutenant PETER HOWARD NEVILL MATTHEWS - 7th March 1942 - 1st Battalion.
Aged 20.
Killed in action at the road block near Taukyan. Son of Frank and Dorothy Matthews, of Oxshott, Surrey. Listed on the Rangoon War Memorial, Burma.

Captain John James MIDDLETON-WEST - 7th March 1942 - 1st Battalion (Adjutant).
Aged 26.
Killed in action at the road block near Taukyan. Son of Lt.-Col. S.H. Middleton-West, I.M.S.(Retd.), of Clifton, Bristol. Listed on the Rangoon War Memorial, Burma.

Major ARTHUR VICTOR MORTON - 29th March 1942 - 1st Battalion.
Killed in action at Schwedaung. He was helping the wounded and trying to rescue another wounded man when he was "riddled with bullets and down he went. I was close enough to hear his last dying words: "Get these lads to Prome as best you can. Good-bye and good luck to the Gloucesters." In his own quiet, unassuming way he faced his end like the gallant soldier that he was. His last thoughts were of his men, and were expressed in his last words. His men meant everything to him, and they in return thought the world of him." (Capt. A. Donald, Burma Police, attached 28th Regt.) Aged 47. Born 21 March 1895, son of Alfred and Alice Morton. Husband of Joan. Commissioned 5 Nov. 1914. Served in Macedonia and Serbia. April 1918 joined the Royal Flying Corps to Nov. 1919. Served as RTO (staff-Lieut. - Movement) with the Rhine Army 1923-24, Staff-Lt 1st class 1924-26, staff-Capt. 1926-27. Listed on the Rangoon War Memorial, Burma.

Lieutenant DONALD LAPAGE NORRIS - 24th August 1942 - 5th Battalion.
"D" Company. Wounded at Arneke, 27th May 1940. Could not be evacuated due to his wounds and was captured. Buried at Hanover War Cemetery, Germany.

2nd Lieutenant CHARLES JACK PITCHFORD - 7th March 1942
Aged 25. Missing, believed killed
in action at the road block near Taukyan. Son of Walter and Frances Pitchford. Husband of Margaret, of Gloucester. Listed on the Rangoon War Memorial, Burma.

1943

2nd Lieutenant JOHN ROGER BATHGATE - 8th April 1943
Attached 1st Bn. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Aged 21. Son of John and Daisy Bathgate, of Westbury-on- Trym, Bristol. Listed on the Rangoon Memorial, Burma.

Captain LINCOLN LEESE - 5th October 1943
Buried at Sangro River War Cemetery, Italy.

Lieutenant DESMOND ARTHUR RICHINGS - 11th November 1943
Aged 28. Son of Arthur and Ada Richings. Husband of Mildred, of Pinner, Middlesex. Buried at Minterno War Cemetery, Italy.

Lieutenant FRANCIS DAVID ROSS SEATON - 9th September 1943
Aged 30. Son of William and Ethel Seaton. Buried at Salerno War Cemetery, Italy.

Captain ROBERT ALLAN NORRIS STEVENSON - 8th March 1943
Attached 1st Bn. Parachute Regt. Aged 22. Son of Captain Allan Stevenson, MC. and Barbara, of Avening, Glos. Buried at Tabarka Ras Rajel War Cemetery, Tunisia.

1944

Captain JOHN ALLEN - 17th August 1944 - 10th Battalion.
Aged 25. 'D' Company. Son of Rev. Victor and Eva Allen, of Angersleigh, Somerset. Killed near Taungni in a Japanese ambush. Buried at Taukyan War Cemetery, Burma.

Lieutenant GILES DE VISMES BERNARD ATHERTON - 24th November 1944 - 10th Battalion.
Aged 22. Third and last surviving son of Rev. William and Eva Atherton, of Cheltenham, Glos. Educated at Christ Church, Oxford (BA). (His brother, Brian Atherton, died in a Japanese prisoner of war camp in Thailand in 1943.) Buried at Taukyan War Cemetery, Burma.

Lieutenant JACK PHILIP LAURENCE BANGS. - 3rd November 1944
Royal Sussex Regt. Attached to the Glosters. Aged 20. Son of Arthur and Stella, of Brighton, Sussex. Killed in action near Stampersgat. Buried at Geel War Cemetery, Geel, Antwerpen.

Lieutenant-Colonel FRANCIS WYNDHAM ARTHUR BUTTERWORTH, DSO, MBE - 6th November 1944
West Yorkshire Regt. Commanding 2nd Glosters. Aged 37. Son of Colonel R. Butterworth, CMG, DSO (Royal Engineers) and Margaret, of Fareham, Hampshire. Mortally wounded at Stampersgat. Husband of Alison. Buried at Bergen-Op-Zoom War Cemetery, Netherlands.

Captain JOHN ANGUS CUMMING - 21st May 1944
Aged 23. Born 21 November 1920, only son of Robert and Winifred Cumming, of Prestbury, Cheltenham. Educated at Cheltenham College. Buried at Imphal War Cemetery, India.

Lieutenant GERALD ALFRED JOSEPH DODSON - 22nd November 1944 - 10th Battalion.
Aged 23. Son of Charlea and Irene Dodson, of Leadenham, Lincolnshire. Killed at Pinwe. Buried at Taukkyan War Cemetery, Burma.

Lieutenant WILLIAM LIONEL EDWARDS - 1st July 1944
Aged 25. Son of Ernest and Ethel Edwards. Buried at Assisi War Cemetery, Italy.

Lieutenant JAMES BRUNS EVANS - 11th June 1944 - 2nd Battalion.
Aged 22. Son of William and Olga Evans, of Maidenhead, Berkshire. Killed whilst attempting to hit a German tank with a piat, during the assault on Tilly. Buried at Tilly-Sur- Seulles War Cemetery.

Lieutenant THOMAS WILLIAM GARDINER - 16th December 1944
Lancaster Regt. Attached 10th Battalion Glosters. Aged 30. Son of Alexander and Ellen. Husband of Dorothy, of Hayes, Kent. Buried at Taukkyan War Cemetery, Burma.

Lieutenant HENRY LANGSTON GORDON - 18th November 1944 - 10th Battalion.
Killed during a patrol near Pinwe. Listed on the Rangoon Memorial, Burma.

Lieutenant DOUGLAS TIMOTHY GRANT - 9th December 1944 - 2nd Battalion.
Aged 23. Son of William and Gladys, of Sonning Common, Oxfordshire. Killed in action at Elst. Buried at Jonkerbos War Cemetery, Netherlands.

Major LESLIE CHARLES HAUTING - 9th March 1944
Aged 38. Son of Charles and Sarah Hauting, of Gloucester. Husband of Edna. Mentioned in Despatches. Buried at Kaduna Civil Cemetery, Nigeria.

Lieutenant THOMAS JAMES HAWKER - 23rd December 1944
Attached 2nd Duke of Cornwall Light Infantry. Aged 31. Born 5th December 1923, second son of Henry and Rose Hawker, of Cheltenham, Glos. Killed by a sniper at 9.30 on the morning of the 23rd December 1944. Buried at Phaeleron War Cemetery, Greece.

Lieutenant GEOFFREY DONALD HOOPER - 10th August 1944
Son of Cyril and May Hooper. Died of wounds when Bn area was heavily shelled near Courmeron. Buried at Bayeux War Cemetery.

Major JOHN OLIVER HOPPER - 30th July 1944
2nd London (Artist's Rifles). Attached to 2nd Glosters as 2i/c of Battalion. Aged 32. Son of John and Mary. Husband of Joy, of Tunbridge Wells, Kent. Killed in the assault on Les Fouqueries. Burried at Hottot-Les-Bagues War Cemetery, France.

Lieutenant KENNETH STEPHEN TIMOTHY HUGHES - 26th July 1944 - 2nd Battalion.
Aged 21. Son of T. Hughes, of Alderley, Glos. Scholar of Rugby and Trinity College, Cambridge. Buried at Bayeux War Cemetery. He was shot in the head by a sniper while on patrol near La Roussellerie.

Lieutenant HERBERT JENNER-FUST - 23rd April 1944
Aged 21. Son of Rev. Denton and Florence, of Falfield, Glos. Buried at Ranchi War Cemetery, India.

Major FREDERICK JAMES JOB - 6th February 1944
Aged 34. Son of Ernest and Annie Job. Husband of Edith, of Clifton, Bristol. Buried at Minterno War Cemetery, Italy.

Lieutenant CHRISTOPHER RICHARD AVERAY JONES. - 15th May 1944 - 10th Battalion.
Attached 2nd King's Own Royal (Lancaster) Regt. Aged 22. Born in Northern Rhodesia, only son of Edgar Jones, MBE, of Prestbury, Cheltenham. December 1943 he volunteered for 'special service' with the 2nd King's Own Regt. Killed in action at Pinbaw. Buried at Taukkyan War Cemetery, Burma.

Major JOHN KENNETH LANCE, M.C. - 11th September 1944 - 2nd Battalion
'A' Company. Killed in the attack on the fortress at Le Havre. Buried at Ste. Marie Cemetery, Le Havre.

Lieutenant JOHN ORRELL LEVINE - 2nd July 1944
Royal Canadian Infantry Corps. Attached 2nd Glosters. Aged 23. Son of Maurice and Lena, of Inverness, Nova Scotia, Canada. Educated at Acadia University, Nova Scotia. Battalionn area at Larfouru L'Eclin was heavily mortared this day and he may have been killed during this. Buried at Hottot-Les-Bagues War Cemetery, France.

Lieutenant GEOFFREY LIONEL MACEY - 30th June 1944
Aged 22. Son of Horace and Katie Macey, of Port Talbot, Glamorgan. Buried at St. Manvieu War Cemetery, Cheux.

Lieutenant DOUGLAS HENRY MEEK - 4th July 1944
Aged 30. Son of Godfrey and Clara Meek. Husband of Florence, of Clapham Common, London. Buried at Foiano Della Chiana War Cemetery, Italy.

Lieutenant ARTHUR ANTHONY MOON - 20th November 1944
Attached to the Worcestershire Regt. Buried at Brunssum War Cemetery, Netherlands.

Captain WILLIAM EDWARD NICHOLAS - 10th December 1944.
Royal Canadian Infantry Corps. Attached Gloster Regt. Killed by a shell on the railway sidings at Elst. Aged 29. Son of Edward Nicholas. Husband of Grace, of Surrey. Buried at Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery, Netherlands.

Lieutenant ALBERT JOHN FREDERICK PARISH - 19th December 1944
Aged 27. Son of Albert and Florence Parish. Husband of Barbara. Buried at Santerno Valley War Cemetery, Italy.

Lieutenant RANDALL EMERSON CONNOP PRICE - 9th January 1944 - 7th Battalion.
Son of Rev. Connop and Frances Price, of Cardiff, Wales. Buried at St. Mellons Churchyard, Monmouthshire.

Captain ALAN MICHAEL ROGERS - 30th July 1944 - 2nd Battalion.
Aged 30. Son of Frederick Rogers. Husband of Olga, of Bournemouth, Hampshire. Killed at 0500 when a German plane bombed the battalion near Saint-Germain d'Ectot. One bomb hit an ammunition truck inflicting several casualties. Buried at Hottot-Les-Bagues War Cemetery.

Lieutenant ROBERT ALFRED SMITH - 1st Septmeber 1944
Attached 13th Bn. Nigeria Regiment, Royal West African Frontier Force. Aged 20. Son of Robert and Elsie Smith, of Plymouth. Listed on the Brookwood Memorial, Surrey.

Lieutenant JOHN RICHARD MICHAEL TYLER - 16th June 1944
Aged 27. Son of Frank and Frances Tyler, of Exeter. Buried at Chittagong War Cemetry, Bangladesh.

Captain OWEN MICHAEL SCHRYVER, M.C. - 22nd November 1944 - 10th Battalion.
Aged 24. Son of Joseph and Rosa, of West Kensington, London. Killed at Pinwe, by a sniper while trying to pull a wounded man into cover. Buried at the Taukkyan War Cemetery, Burma.

2nd Lieutenant JACK SHAW - 5th October 1944
'A' Company. Aged 27. Son of John and Edith Shaw, of Peverell, Devon. Buried at Lier Belgian War Cemetery, Lier, Antwerpen.

Major ANTHONY CLIFFORD STEADMAN - 22nd November 1944 - 10th Battalion.
Aged 37. Son of Clifford and Elizabeth, of Clifton, Bristol. Husband of Beatrice. Killed in action at Pinwe. Buried at Taukkyan War Cemetery, Burma.

Major LESLIE ROY THOMAS - 4th October 1944.
Attached 1st Dorsetshire Regt. Aged 23. Son of Reginald and Ellen. Husband of Molly, of Cheltenham, Glos. Buried at Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery, Netherlands.

Lieutenant CYRIL WALTERS - 31st October 1944
Aged 28. Son of William and Annie Walters, of Rugby, Warwickshire. Husband of Beryl. Killed in action during an attack near Stampersgat. Buried at Geel War Cemetery, Geel, Antwerpen.

Major GUY ERNEST FITZGERALD WETHERED - 22nd November 1944
10th Battalion. Aged 24. Son of Colonel Joseph Wethered, CMG, DSO, and Dorothy, of Marlow. Killed at Pinwe while trying to help some wounded men back. International athelete, Oxford Blue. Buried at Taukkyan War Cemetery, Burma.

Lieutenant ROYCE WRIGHT - 17th August 1944
Royal Artillery. Attached 10th Glosters. 'D' Company. Killed in a Japanese ambush near Taungni. Aged 21. Son of John and May, of Hull. Buried at Taukkyan War Cemetery, Burma.

1945

Lieutenant HAROLD EDGAR COTTLE - 11th July 1945
Wiltshire Regt. Attached 1st Glosters. Aged 29. Son of Percy and Clara. Husband of Unice, of Keynsham, Somerset. Buried at Ranchi War Cemetery, India.

Major JOHN DEAVILLE - 10th June 1945 - 10th Battalion.
Aged 33. Husband of D. Deaville, of Barnehurst, Kent. Listed on the Rangoon Memorial, Burma.

Major STEPHEN MORIER EVANS - 28th June 1945
Aged 41. Son of Thomas and Beatrice Evans. Husband of Joan, of Musbury, Devon. Buried at the Delhi War Cemetery, India.

Lieutenant ROBERT THOMAS EDWARD JACOBS - 10th February 1945
Attached 4/5th Royal Scots Fusiliers. Son of William and Mary Jacobs. Buried at Venray War Cemetery, Netherlands.

Lieutenant FRANCIS RYALL LAWSON - 22nd November 1945
Aged 32. Son of Thomas and Emily, of Dublin. Husband of Barbara, of Cheltenham. Buried at Gloucester Old Cemetery, Glos.

Lieutenant REGINALD JOHN MEREDITH - 14th September 1945
Aged 26. Son of Evan and Violet Meredith. Husband of Nora. Buried at Madras War Cemetery, Chennai, India.

Captain KENNETH ALYSON MOLYNEUX - 25th May 1945
Aged 32. Son of Major Edward Molyneux, CMG, DSO, and Mary, of Walmer, Kent. Buried at Chittagong War Cemetry, Bangladesh.

Major EDWARD MILLS NASH, M.M. - 11th July 1945
Aged 47. Born in Cheltenham, second son of Paul and Sarah Nash. Served in World War One and won the Military Medal in 1918 with 'H' Battalion, Tank Corps. Husband of Winifred, of Sutton Coldfield, Warwickshire. Died after falling from a window in a building he was working in while serving in Italy as Assistant Provost Marshall. Buried at Naples War Cemetery, Italy.

Lieutenant DAVID FORTUNE PARKINSON - 27th February 1945
Buried in Reichwald Forest War Cemetery, Germany.

Lieutenant NGAIRE ANTONY BOYD PEMBERTON - 13th April 1945
Attached 7th York & Lancaster Regt. Aged 22. Son of Thomas and Jessie, of Redland, Bristol. Buried at Taukkyan War Cemetery, Burma.

Captain WILLIAM LAUDER RIDDEL - 27th May 1945
Aged 24. Son of Robert and Phyllis Riddel, of Edinburgh, Scotland. Buried in Delhi War Cemetery, India.

Lieutenant JOHN JAMES ROBERTS - 15th February 1945
Lancaster Regt. Attached 10th Gloster Regt. Aged 23. Son of Charles and Margaret. Husband of Dorothy, of Dundas, Ontario, Canada. Killed at Myitson. Buried at Taukkyan War Cemetery, Burma.

Lieutenant BERNARD HARRY SMITH - 14th April 1945
Aged 29. Son of Henry and Nelie Smith. Husband of Patricia, of Gloucester. Buried at Becklingen War Cemetery, Germany.

Lieutenant THOMAS OLIVER TURNER - 3rd February 1945
Attached Border Regt. Aged 28. Son of Thomas and Lysbeth, of Clapham, London. Buried at Taukkyan War Cemetery, Burma. Nephew of Lt. T.E. Rendle, VC, of Cape Town.

Lieutenant DEREK JOHN WALMSLEY - 13th February 1945
Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Attached 10th Glosters. Killed at Myitson. Aged 21. Son of Dorothy. Buried at Taukkyan War Cemetery, Burma.

1946

Captain FRANK HIBBERD - 28th May 1946
Aged 55. Son of George and Emily. Husband of Gladys, of Williton. Also served in the First World War. Buried at Bicknoller Cemetery, Somerset.


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