Some Memorial Inscriptions - Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Chesterton Cemetery and War Graves

Latest Additions New 7th June 2009 [collected 6 Apr 2008]
War Graves

The following MIs were kindly contributed by Alf Beard, 19th September 2005. Entries supply name, date of death, and age. Abbreviations: w=wife; h=husband; s=son; d=daughter; &c.
CHESTERTON CEMETERY
A1. Florence Levenia BEARD, 3 June 1949, 63
Albert Harry 25 Feb 1978, 90
Winifred Olive RANDELL, d,
23 Feb 1975

A2. Samuel BEARD, 30 June 1927, 83
Sophia, w, 15 April 1919, 78

A3. Sgt Harry WATERS,
Prince Albert's Somerset Light Infantry,
Who died of wounds received while serving
his country in France, 25 Oct 1914, 27
Florence, his sister, 23 Dec 1913, 29
L/Cpl Jack WATERS, Post Office Rifles,
Killed in Action at St Quentin, 23 March 1918, 25

A4. Henry GILLMAN, 2 Oct 1915, 55
Frank, s, Killed in Action in France,
1 Nov 1914, 26
Ernest, s, Killed in Action 3 April 1918, 21
Mary Ann, w/o Henry, 5 April 1955, 95

A5. John Henry JACKSON, 25 Jan 1916, 54
Edith Ellen, w, 6 Nov 1924, 64
Also their grandson,
Major Harry Wilfred JACKSON, R.A.O.C.
Died on active service in Italy 24 Dec 1943, 34

A6. Sgt, Albert Edward WINCHOMB A.V.C,
Died on active service, at Gallipoli,
23 Nov 1918, 39

A7. Walter William MASSEY,
4th York Territorials, Killed in Action in France,
17 Sept 1916, 26
Selina Annie, his sister, 31 Oct 1918, 26
Lilian Emma, his sister, 11 Feb 1898, 4yrs
Children of Henry Walter & Hannah MASSEY

A8. Sub. Lieut Hedley Goldsmith BROWNE, R.A.F,
Who was suddenly summoned to "High Service"
Whilst doing a solo Flight near Cirencester 8 April 1918
After active service in France since Aug 1914 as a Despatch Rider

A9. 2nd Lieut, Archibald James CATHIE R.F.C,
eldest s, of Commander R.A. & Mrs CATHIE,
Corrig House, Dalkey,
Accidentally killed while flying, 11 July 1917, 28

A10. Geoffrey STURT, 19 August 1941, 26
Norman WILDING, cousin of above,
R.A.F.V.R. who so gallantly gave all
for his country, 27 Aug 1942, 26

A11. Albert Edward BARRETT, 18 Sept 1935, 72
Eva Annie, w, 3 May 1939, 67
Richard Edward, s, Killed in Action,
(H.M.S. Goliath), torpedoed 13 May 1915, 23

A12. Clara Ann, w/o Thomas CURTIS,
29 Dec 1907, 50
Thomas, above, 27 Sept 1922, 62
2nd Lieut Thomas Britt, only son,
Killed in Action in France 28 Oct 1917, 22
Buried in the British Military Cemetery, Bethune

A13. Susan (Susie), d/o John & Elizabeth WINTER,
5 Dec 1905, 20
Youngest son, Cpl Percy WINTER, h/o Harriet D,
Who died of wounds received in action 15 Nov 1917, 34
Interred in Lijssenthoek Cemetery, Belgium
Elizabeth, above, 22 Jan 1932, 74
John, above, 28 April 1944, 89

A14. Letitia Emily (Letty), w/o William TRINDER,
29 June 1912, 43
Alan John (Jack) TRINDER, M.M.
Killed in France, 27 Aug 1916, 20
William TRINDER, 7 June 1931, 62

A15. Master Pilot Julian MALENCZK, A.F.C,
11 August 1952, 38
Dorothy Joan, w, 29 Aug 2000, 81

A16. Ellen, w/o William BROWN, 21 April 1901, 59
William, above, 30 Nov 1919, 77
William Frederick POLLARD, grandson,
Killed in Action in France, 28 June 1918, 18yrs & 8 months


Listed below are men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country in WW1, WW2 and other conflicts. Also those who were serving in H.M. Forces at their demise.
Unless stated, they are individual graves.
A17. 9962 Rifleman J.B. WRIGHT The Rifle Brigade 26 August 1921
A18. G/49078 Cpl W. GARDINER Middlesex Regt 13 May 1921, 37
A19. 3436 Sgt C. HOOPER Gloucestershire Regt 19 June 1921, 60
A20. 1683591 Aircraftman 1st Cl C.A. REECE Royal Air Force 9 Aug 1943, 37
A21. Lieut P.E. THOMPSON Royal Army Service Corps 11 Sept 1944
A22. 12174 Flight Sgt M.B. FETTELL Royal Australian Air Force 17 June 1943, 27
A23. R/150150 Flight Sgt G.E. BOOTH, Pilot, Royal Canadian Air Force 8 Nov 1942, 22
A24. 1331280 Sgt R.N. LEUTSCHER, Pilot, Royal Air Force 26 Sept 1942, 22
A25. 657271 Sgt A.H.S. HENDERSON, Pilot, Royal Air Force 21 July 1942, 30
A26. 776058 Sgt G.B. COWEN, DFM, Pilot, Royal Air Force 4 Jan 1942, 21
A27. Pilot Officer H.J. CLEMENTS Royal Air Force 1 March 1941, 59
A28. 7883352 Gunner T.A. MITCHELL Royal Artillery 21 Dec 1940
A29. 403408 Sgt A.W. HUNTER Royal Australian Air Force 10 Dec 1941, 20
("Bill" s/o Arch & Almyra HUNTER)
A30. Flying Officer A.K.C. HOLDER, Instructor, 16 July 1942, 26
A31. 942787 Sgt E. KUREEN, Pilot, Royal Air Force, 14 Sept 1942
A32. Flying Officer J.C. LAWTON, Pilot, Royal Air Force, 15 Oct 1942, 26
A33. R/125923 Flight Sgt J.O. MUNRO, Pilot, Royal Canadian Air Force, 19 April 1943, 19
A34. 992629 Ldg Aircraftman T. MARSHALL Royal Air Force 7 Aug 1944
A35. 574688 Sgt L.H. DURRANT, Pilot, Royal Air Force, 29 Aug 1943, 21
A36. 1316196 Sgt P.E. FARREN, Navigator, Royal Air Force, 29 Jan 1943
A37. 613110 Sgt H. MORTON, Pilot, Royal Air Force 14 Oct 1942
A38. 580109 WO, R.T.F. SAUNDERS, Pilot, Royal Air Force 21 Aug 1942, 28
A39. 1120344 Sgt S.G. HAINES, Pilot, Royal Air Force 24 May 1942, 28
A40. 1033282 Ldg Aircraftman H.D. HAMILTON U/T Pilot, Royal Air Force, 25 Sept 1941, 31
A41. 124217 Aircraftman 1st Cl T.F. SAUNDERS Royal Air Force 25 July 1940, 41
A42. 4799484 Sgt R.A. GUTTRIDGE The Lincolnshire Regt 14 July 1940, 26
A43. 911012 Sgt G.C. TRELAWNY Wireless Operator Royal Air Force (Late Lieut R.N. (Ret'd)), younger son of Lt Col & Mrs L.C. TRELAWNY and brother of John, Captain, The Suffolk Regt, Killed in Action 21-5-1940
A44. R/86347 Sgt B. JEFFERY, Pilot, Royal Canadian Air Force 5 April 1942, 22
A45. Flying Officer A. James MARSH, BA. BJ. Wireless Operator, Royal Canadian Air Force, 16 Aug 1942, 26 - In your own words Jim "Goodbye for now"
A46. 411619 Sgt S.F. SMITH Royal Australian Air Force 13 Oct 1942, 23
A47. R/144237 Sgt W.C. SCOTT Air Bomber, Royal Canadian Air Force 19 April 1943, 19
A48. 813092 Sgt L.W. CORDY, Pilot, Royal Air Force, Auxiliary Air Force 21 Aug 1943, 28.
In God's own time we'll meet again - your loving wife, Vera
A49. 478663 A.C.W. 1st Cl, E.D. HOBBS Womens Auxiliary Air Force, 1 Oct 1944
A50. F/23806 Pte H. MEADEN Royal Army Service Corps 6 July 1916
A51. 1189 L/Cpl C. GIBBONS Gloucestershire Regt 21 Aug 1916, 23
A52. 6475 Pte J. BARRETT Essex Regt 14 Nov 1916
A53. 17613 Pte J.V. STONE Gloucestershire Regt 25 Nov 1916, 21
A54. 3/6244 Cpl J. FRASER Cameron Highlanders 23 Feb 1915, 57
A55. 9890 Pte G.D. THOMAS Wiltshire Regt, 10 Jan 1915
A56. 4471 Sgt-Major F.W. RICHINGS Gloucestershire Regt 17 Feb 1919, 42
A57. Capt C.P.G. GORDON South Staffordshire Regt, Attch Royal Flying Corps, 21 March 1918
A58. 2nd Lieut A.F. McCULLOUGH Royal Flying Corps 16 August 1917, 23
A59. Double
13588 Pte F.W. JAMES Royal Kent Regt 5 Nov 1918, 35
also his son Station Officer F.W. JAMES, N.F.S. 28 Jan 1948, 38
A60. Flight Cadet C.W.J. DAVIS, Royal Air Force, 13 Oct 1918, 19
A61. 20511 Pte W.E. BOOTH Gloucestershire Regt, 23 June 1917
A62. 95448 L/Cpl A. BERRY Gloucestershire Regt, 15 May 1918
A63. 5980 Pte S. LUKER Gloucestershire Regt, 2 May 1918, 41
A64. Squadron Leader R.N. BROCKMAN, DFC. Pilot, Royal Air Force, 9 Jan 1947, 25
A65. 1803978 Sgt R. BRITTO (of Trinidad) Pilot, Royal Air Force, 2 Jan 1943, 25
A66. Lieut T. MURPHY Royal Signals 4 Sept 1941, 32
A67. 346960 Flt Sgt E. LEACH Royal Air Force 30 July 1941, 41
A68. Flt Lieut H.A. SMITH, Pilot, Royal Air Force, 20 March 1941
A69. 527461 Sgt F.H. BROCKLEHURST Royal Army Medical Corps 21 June 1918, 27
A70. 1476159 Flt Sgt J.H. SANDERSON, Pilot, Royal Air Force, 25 March 1944, 21
A71. Squadron Leader W. WILSON Royal Air Force 25 May 1943, 54
A72. 1008479 Sgt G.H. CORNISH Wireless Operator/Air Gunner, Royal Air Force 27 Nov 1941, 24
A73. Squadron Leader H.S. DAVIS Royal Air Force 1 Aug 1941, 63
A74. Flt Lieut F.C.B. HARRISON, Pilot, Royal Air Force, 14 Jan 1943, 23
A75. Pilot Officer R KIRKPATRICK, Pilot, Royal Air Force, 22 Sept 1943, 27


Latest Additions New
The following MIs were kindly contributed by Alf Beard, 6th April 2008. Abbreviations: w=wife; h=husband; s=son; d=daughter; &c.
CHESTERTON CEMETERY - POLISH WAR GRAVES
B1. Oldrich FIALA, Rtm, Let, V.Zal
Sgt R.A.F. 24.6.1919 - 7.2.1941

B2. Frantisek DOLEZAL, Get, Sgt R.A.F
8.5.1919 - 7.2.1941

B3. Por. J. MIELCAREK, FTC Polish Forces
24 March 1941, 23

B4. Szer E.R. JANOWICZ, 3 FTS Polish Forces
27 October 1941, 20

B5. Por, K.R. STEFANUS 3 AFU, Polish Forces
23 March 1942, 32

B6. Unknown Polish Soldier 9 August 1944

B7. Kpl, M. GMITER, 3 FTS, Polish Forces
3 January 1942, 21

B8. Szer, W. SKRZYPEK 3 FTS, Polish Forces
27 October 1941, 21

B9. Master Pilot Julian MALENCZUK
A.F.C. 11 August 1952, 38
Dorothy Joan, w, 29 August 2000

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