ww1 servicemen (General)

by valley50, Tuesday, February 25, 2020, 19:31 (137 days ago)

hi iam going to the somme area of france
does anybody know of servicemen from forest of dean mainly
cinderford killed on the somme
has anybody done that research?

ww1 servicemen

by nimrod, Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 15:18 (136 days ago) @ valley50

Try 'The Forest at War - Life in the Forest of Dean during World War One' produced by the Forest of Dean Local History Society. - Excellent book - available from the library.

nimrod

ww1 servicemen

by valley50, Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 15:25 (136 days ago) @ nimrod

thankyou

ww1 servicemen

by MPGriffiths @, Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 16:58 (136 days ago) @ valley50

There is a previous thread

Sidney SMITH 1898-1916 RIP, Somme


and the Forest of Dean War Heroes (dean.web)

has lots of information.


There are other websites with lots of information regarding Forest of Dean Men and the Somme

Malvern Members.org.uk

Raising of the Forest of Dean Pioneers

13th Gloucestershire Regiment

ww1 servicemen

by Jefff @, West London, Middlesex, Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 18:21 (136 days ago) @ valley50

Hi Valley and welcome to the forum and website.

As MPG has posted it's well-worth your searching this forum for old posts as questions like yours have been raised in the past, especially these last few years. There have been several on the general subject of WW1 soldiers including from the Cinderford area. Enter phrases like "Cinderford WW1" in the search box at top right of this page and the hits will come. It's quite possible I've been involved as military history is an interest of mine and Cinderford is my home town.


Some of these prior posts will include links to the Double View School Memorial, see
https://forum.forest-of-dean.net/index.php?id=43700


Among the many useful sets of reference material available within this site is the "WW1 Servicemen" database , which I suspect Admin used to compile the list given earlier today.
See the blue menu banner at the top of the website homepages, then find the drop-down menu from the "Resources" heading.
https://forest-of-dean.net/joomla/index.php/resources/forest-of-dean-ww1-servicemen


The names on the Memorial statue in Cinderford Triangle are listed here.
http://www.memorialtranscripts.co.uk/Compressed/gloucestershire_ww1.html


An excellent source of reference for men from the Cinderford area who died in WW1 is the Laura Morse Scrapbook, available on a cd-rom from the FoD Local History Society, see
https://www.forestofdeanhistory.org.uk/publications-for-sale/reprints/product/the-great...


I'm sure you will already know the CWGC website is excellent for researching those who gave their lives in wartime service, and also for useful reference information when visiting the Cemeteries themselves. For example this is the Thiepval Memorial on the Somme which I'm sure is on your list of places to visit. However please note it is undergoing restoration work this year starting in April, I hope that won't affect your visit too much.
https://www.cwgc.org/find/find-cemeteries-and-memorials/80800/thiepval-memorial

All the best with your researches and your visit to France,
Jeff.

ww1 servicemen - Casualties Part 1

by admin ⌂, Forest of Dean, Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 17:32 (136 days ago) @ valley50

We have accessed the database and have been able to extract a list of servicemen who were Killed in Action at the time of the Battle of the Somme. The names and details follow and as this list is long it will extend to a second posting.

Surname COLWELL
Forename Lewis
Rank Private
Regiment 1/7th Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Service Number 5243
Residence Drybrook/Cinderford
Notes 1 Enlisted 03_May_1916 KIA 28_August_1916 Remembered or Buried in Thiepval Memorial Pier and Face 9A 9B and 10B
Notes 2 _

Surname ADAMS
Forename Charles Leonard
Rank Private
Regiment 1st Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment
Service Number 23137
Residence Cinderford
Notes 1 Enlisted 10_June_1915 KIA 20_August_1916 Remembered or Buried in Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, XI A 7
Notes 2 _

Surname DAVIS
Forename Alfred
Rank Private
Regiment 10th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment
(List as whilst attached to Royal Berkshire Regiment)
Service Number 21320
Residence Cinderford/Soudley/ Blakeney
Notes 1 KIA 23_July_1916 Remembered or Buried in Thiepval Memorial, Pier and Face 5 A and 5 B
Notes 2 _

Surname HOPKINS
Forename William James
Rank Private
Regiment 10th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment
Service Number 18643
Residence Cinderford
Notes 1 Enlistedby 04 September_1914 KIA 04_September_1916 Remembered or Buried in DRANOUTRE MILITARY Cemetery - Belgium I H 6
Notes 2 _

Surname ADAMS
Forename Wintour Maurice
Rank Sergeant
Regiment 3rd Tunnelling Coy, Canadian Engineers,
Service Number 79360
Residence Cinderford
Notes 1 Enlisted 15_November_1914 KIA 28_November_1916 Remembered or Buried in Berks Cemetery Extension, I J 2
Notes 2 Also known as 'Winty'


Surname HATTON
Forename Herbert William
Rank Private
Regiment 10th (Service) Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment
(Attached to Devonshire Regiment when listed as wounded, August 1916)
Service Number 26714
Residence Newnham/Cinderford
Notes 1 KIA 20_July_1916 Remembered or Buried in Thiepval Memorial (Pier and Face 5A and 5B)
Notes 2

Surname GABB
Forename Ernest Theophilus
Rank Private/Bugler
Regiment 13th (Forest of Dean) Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment
Service Number 18241
Residence Cinderford
Notes 1 Enlisted By February 1915 KIA 30_June_1916 Remembered or Buried in Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery Souchez (XXVII B 33)
Notes 2 Otherwise Theo E J

Surname PARRY
Forename William
Rank Private
Regiment No16 Platoon, D Company, 8th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment
Service Number 12202
Residence Cinderford
Notes 1 Enlisted 03_September_1914 KIA 03_July_1916 _.Remembered or Buried in Thiepval Memorial (Pier and Face 4 A).
Notes 2 _

Surname MOUNTJOY
Forename Joseph
Rank Private
Regiment Royal Army Medical Corps
Service Number 47192
Residence Cinderford
Notes 1 KIA 16_August_1916 _ Remembered or Buried in BAILLEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, NORD II. F. 159.
Notes 2 _

Surname BYETT
Forename Albert John
Rank Gunner
Regiment D Battery, 102 Brigade, Royal Field Artillery
Service Number 121024
Residence Soudley/Cinderford
Notes 1 Enlisted _November_1915 KIA 24_July_1916 Remembered or Buried in Flatiron Copse Cemetery, Mametz, I D 3
Notes 2 _

Surname WILLIAMS
Forename John
Rank Private
Regiment 3rd Battalion Grenadier Guards
Service Number 27110
Residence Cinderford
Notes 1 Enlisted _April_1916 KIA 23_July_1917 Remembered or Buried in WHITE HOUSE Cemetery, STJEAN-LES-YPRES IIIO9
Notes 2 _

Surname COOPER
Forename William John
Rank Private
Regiment 13th (Forest of Dean) Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment
Service Number 19893
Residence Cinderford
Notes 1 Enlisted 07_June_1915 KIA 30_June_1916 Remembered or Buried in Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery Souchez (XV O 27)
Notes 2 Wounded, July_1915

Surname GAZZARD
Forename William John
Rank Corporal
Regiment 13th (Forest of Dean) Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment
Service Number 18195
Residence Cinderford
Notes 1 Enlisted _January_ 1915 KIA 05_August_1916 Remembered or Buried in Gorre British and Indian Cemetery (II B 13)
Notes 2 _

Surname ROGERS
Forename Philip James
Rank Private
Regiment 2nd Battalion Grenadier Guards
Gloucestershire Regiment
Service Number GD56/15060
Residence Cinderford
Notes 1 KIA 14_September_1916 Remembered or Buried in Thiepval Memorial, Pier and Face 8 D
Notes 2 _

Surname EVANS
Forename Charles L
Rank Private
Regiment 10th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment,
Gloucestershire Regiment
Service Number 21734
Residence Cinderford
Notes 1 Enlisted 02_September_1914 KIA 04_July_1916 Remembered or Buried in Thiepval Memorial, Pier and Face 5 A and 6 C
Notes 2 _

Surname EVANS
Forename James
Rank Private
Regiment Gloucestershire Regiment
Service Number 13507
Residence Cinderford
Notes 1 Enlisted 07_September_1914 KIA 17_August_1916 _ Remembered or Buried in Thiepval Memorial, Pier and Face 5 A and 5 B
Notes 2 _

Surname JONES
Forename Charles Spencer
Rank Private/Sapper
Regiment 4th Siege Company, Royal Monmouthshire Royal Engineers
Service Number 387379
Residence Cinderford
Notes 1 Enlisted _December_1914 KIA 30_March_1916 Remembered or Buried in Voormezeele Enclosures No 1 and No 2 I D 13
Notes 2 _

Surname EVANS
Forename Percival Charles
Rank Private/Sapper
Regiment 1st (?7th) Labour Battalion Corps of Royal Engineers
Service Number 125687
Residence Cinderford
Notes 1 Enlisted _May_1916 KIA 20_October_1916 Remembered or Buried in WIMEREUX COMMUNAL Cemetery IR14A
Notes 2 _

EVANS
Forename William Henry
Rank Private
Regiment D Company 8th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment
Service Number 12201
Residence Cinderford
Notes 1 Enlisted 06_October_1914 KIA 30_July_1916 _ Remembered or Buried in Thiepval Memorial, Pier and Face 5 A and 5 B
Notes 2 -

ww1 servicemen - Casualties Part 2

by admin ⌂, Forest of Dean, Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 17:33 (136 days ago) @ admin

Part 2:Surname TAYLOR
Forename Wilfred
Rank Corporal(Lance Corporal)
Regiment 8th battalion Bedfordshire Regiment
Service Number 23678
Residence Cinderford
Notes 1 Enlisted _October_1915 KIA 15_September_1916 Remembered or Buried in Thiepval Memorial, Pier and Face 2 C
Notes 2 _

Surname UNDERHILL
Forename George Rupert
Rank Private
Regiment C Company, 14th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment
Service Number 26949
Residence Cinderford
Notes 1 Enlisted _August_1914 KIA 15_August_1916 Remembered or Buried in BARLIN COMMUNAL Cemetery EXTENSION Reference: IC20
Notes 2 Also known as 'Gussie'

Surname BENNETT
Forename Ernest J
Rank Private
Regiment 11th Battalion, South Wales Borderers
Service Number 21771
Residence Cinderford
Notes 1 KIA 07_July_1916 Remembered or Buried in Thiepval Memorial pier and face 4A [see DFM1002]
Notes 2 _

Surname NICHOLAS
Forename William Robert
Rank Private/Rifleman
Regiment 12th (County of London) Rangers
(formerly service number 26562 11th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment)
Service Number 473974
Residence Cinderford
Notes 1 KIA 09_September_1916 _ Remembered or Buried in Thiepval Memorial, Pier and Face 9 C
Notes 2 _

Surname HARRIS
Forename Amos George
Rank Private/Sapper
Regiment 173 Tunnelling Company, SPR Corps Royal Engineers
(formerly service number 405 D Company, Barnsley Battalion, York and Lancashire Regiment)
Service Number 86721
Residence Cinderford
Notes 1 Enlisted 20_September_1914 KIA 17_February_1916 Remembered or Buried in Loos Memorial, panel 4 and 5
Notes 2 Wounded, February_1916

Surname JACKSON
Forename Percy
Rank Private
Regiment No15 Platoon, 8th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment
Service Number 11575
Residence Cinderford
Notes 1 Enlisted 05_October_1914 KIA 26_October_1916 Remembered or Buried in Thiepval Memorial, Pier and Face 5 A and 5 B
Notes 2 Otherwise Frank Percy

Surname THOMAS
Forename Wyndham Edward
Rank Private
Regiment 12th Battalion Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment)
Service Number G/40080
Residence Cinderford
Notes 1 KIA 26_September_1916 Remembered or Buried in Thiepval Memorial, Pier and Face 12 D and 13 B
Notes 2 _

Surname LEE
Forename William Frank
Rank Private/Sapper
Regiment 183rd Tunnelling Company Corps of Royal Engineers
Service Number 139447
Residence Cinderford
Notes 1 Enlisted _August_1914 KIA 08_February_1916 Remembered or Buried in Citadel New Military Cemetery Fricourt V B 10
Notes 2 _

Surname BANKS
Forename Robert Christopher Robert
Rank Private
Regiment 6th Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Regiment
Service Number 19690
Residence Cinderford
Notes 1 KIA 15_September_1916 Remembered or Buried in Thiepval Pier and Face 11 C and 12 A
Notes 2 _

Surname FORTEY
Forename Alfred
Rank Corporal
Regiment 1st Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment
Service Number 7498
Residence Cinderford
Notes 1 KIA 22_September_1916 Remembered or Buried in Flatiron Copse Cemetery, Mametz (I H 53)
Notes 2 _

Surname EAGLES
Forename Arthur William
Rank Private
Regiment 1/5th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment (Territorial)
Service Number 5355 (201816)
Residence Coleford/Cinderford
Notes 1 Enlisted 29_February_1916 KIA 23_July_1916 Remembered or Buried in Thiepval Memorial Pier and Face 5A and 5B
Notes 2 _

Surname FORTEY
Forename Alfred
Rank Private/Corporal
Regiment 1st Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment
Service Number 7498
Residence Cinderford
Notes 1 KIA 22_September_1916 Remembered or Buried in Flatiron Copse Cemetery, Mametz IH53
Notes 2 Otherwise FORTY

Surname BARNARD
Forename Albert Richard
Rank Private
Regiment 10th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment
Service Number 18652
Residence Cinderford
Notes 1 Enlisted 02_September_1914 KIA 03_July_1916 Remembered or Buried in SERRE ROAD Cemetery No 2 XXXVE12
Notes 2 _

Surname WILCE
Forename Sidney
Rank Private
Regiment 2nd Battalion Worcestershire regiment
Service Number 40216
Residence Cinderford
Notes 1 KIA 05_November_1916 Remembered or Buried in Thiepval Memorial Panel and Face 5A and 6C
Notes 2 Wounded, November_1916

Surname EDWARDS
Forename Arthur
Rank Private
Regiment 8th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment
Service Number 19740
Residence Cinderford
Notes 1 Enlisted 29_March_1915 KIA 09_July_1916 Remembered or Buried in Heilly Station Cemetery, MERICOURT-L'ABBE II A 28
Notes 2 _

Surname BULL
Forename Gilbert Harding
Rank Private
Regiment B' Company, 8th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment
Service Number 13813
Residence Cinderford
Notes 1 Enlisted 07_September_1914 KIA 18_November_1916 Remembered or Buried in Thiepval Memorial, Pier and Face 5 A and 5 B
Notes 2

ww1 servicemen - Casualties Part 2

by HarryBrook @, Friday, February 28, 2020, 17:15 (134 days ago) @ admin

I would add, from Cinderford War Memorial and Somme area burials or commemorations:-

Gnr. 158513 George Frederick COX, 128th Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery, 21.3.1918 - Pozieres Memorial.

Sergt. 17927 Thomas DORRINGTON, M.M., 13th Battn. Glouc. Regt., 30.3.1918 - Pozierees Memorial.

Pte. 16425 Alec H. EDWARDS, 8th Battn. Glouc. Regt., 3.7.1916 - Thiepval Memorial (Brother of Arthur Edwards).

Pte. 45343 (Alfred) Thomas EDWARDS, 14th Battn. Royal Irish Rifles, 24.3.1918 - Pozieres Memorial.

Pte. 25683 Epher GREEN, 2/5th Battn. Glouc. Regt., 31.3.1918 - Pozieres Memorial (Son of F.E. Green the Cinderford photographer).

Pte. 13673 Charles HARDWICK, 2/5th Battn. Glouc. Regt., 31.3.1918 - Pozieres Memorial.

Pte. 26255 Lawrence Christy MURRAY, 10th Battn. Glouc. Regt., 22.7.1916 - Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt l'Abbe.

Pte. 203504 Gilbert MUSTOE, 2/5th Battn. Glouc. Regt., 25.3.1918 - Pozieres Memorial.

Pte. 20862 Thomas William PARTRIDGE, 1st Battn. Dorset Regt., 29.9.1918 - Cerisy Gailly Mil. Cemetery.

Sergt. G21501 Miles John STERRY, D.C.M., M.M. and Bar, 7th Battn. Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regt., 27.10.1918, Delsaux Farm Cemetery, near Bapaume.

Pte. 240951 Francis TRIGG, 2/5th Battn. Glouc. Regt., 31.3.1918 - Pozieres Memorial.

Pte. 20872 Albert WOOD, 1st Battn. Dorset Regt., 4.10.1918 - Tincourt New British Cemetery.

ww1 servicemen - Casualties Part 1

by JSannwald @, Thursday, March 19, 2020, 23:23 (114 days ago) @ admin

James Adams , brother of Charles died in 1915 in the Gallipoli campaign in Turkey
Name: ADAMS, JAMES
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Worcestershire Regiment
Unit Text: 9th Bn.
Date of Death: 10/08/1915
Service No: 18693
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 104 to 113.
Memorial: HELLES MEMORIAL

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