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Ball Herbert Charles

Lightpill. Stroud News 23/4/1915 enlisted

Ball William R

Stroud News 26/11/1915. Enlisted Reserve. Rodborough

Bassett A.E

Serving with 5th Glos Rgt.  (Stroud and The Great War, published by Stroud News 1920).

Bassett  E.E

Serving with RN (Stroud and The Great War, published by Stroud News 1920).

Bassett G.E

Bassett S

Sidney?

Serving with RFA Reserves (Stroud and The Great War, published by Stroud News 1920)

Baxter A.H

Listed as serving by Stroud News 28/5/15

Bingle Allen

Bennett Alec

2nd Lt RFA. Brother of E.P. Bennett V.C.

Bennett Eugene Paul Major V.C

Worcs Rgt.

On November 13th 2017 following the late afternoon Remembrance service at St Matthew’s Church in Cainscross, the Peace Garden in Victory Park was officially opened. A memorial paving slab commemorating Eugene Paul Bennett who was awarded a V.C on 5th November 1916 lies at the centre of the Victory Cross-shaped garden. Born in Cainscross, ‘Paul’ moved with his family to Rodborough. Tragically they lost three of their sons and the family grave is in Rodborough Churchyard.

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Dedication of the Peace Garden in Victory Park, 13th November 2016
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Commemorative stone Eugene Paul Bennett V.C.

Bishop Frank Harry

Of Dudbridge.  Stroud News 261/1917. A discharged wounded soldier. Bishop was found guilty at Gloucester Assizes of attempted murder of his girlfriend, Alberta Young, who was the sister of Rosa the widow of Lionel Phipps (Rodborough War Memorial).

Bishop Henry

Blanch A.T.H

Rodborough men serving Stroud News 28/5/1915

(1930s directory Blanch T.H Beechcroft, Bath Rd, Rodborough)

Blaine E. William

Rodborough men serving Stroud News 28/5/1915

Blandford C.E

Serving with 5th Glos Rgt. (Stroud and The Great War, published by Stroud News 1920)

Blandford Arthur Henry

Both A. H. And G. Blandford served in the Yorkshire Regiment, both having moved from Stroud to Leeds before WW1 – the family moved back to Stroud after the war, living first at Cainscross before moving to Rodborough Hill, just below the Prince Albert and finally to 12 Middle Spillmans.

Serving with Yorks LI (Stroud and The Great War, published by Stroud News 1920) Moved from Stroud to Leeds before WW1 and remained in Leeds after the war.

Bloodworth John A

Serving with 5th ASC Re Depot (Stroud and The Great War, published by Stroud News 1920)

Stroud News April 1915. Rodborough. Enlisted Remount Depot

Box Charles. E

Serving with 5th Glos Rgt. (Stroud and The Great War, published by Stroud News 1920)

Box Walter F

Listed as serving 28/5/15 by Stroud News

Stroud News 29/6/1917 Corpl W, F Box of Spillmans Rd, Rodborough was awarded the Military Medal (Stroud and The Great War – published by Stroud News 19

Bowcott Leonard Charles

Serving with 2nd Worcs (Stroud and The Great War, published by Stroud News 1920)

Bradley Ernest

Park Cottages, Spillmans Rd enlisted aged 25, RAMC, printers warehouseman, previous military service.

Bradley George James

Enlisted 11/12/15 of Swells Hill, aged 29, lathe hand.

Braine Wm

Serving QMS. (Stroud and The Great War, published by Stroud News 1920

Brightwell Henry

Listed as serving by Stroud News 28/5/15

Serving with ASC. (Stroud and The Great War, published by Stroud News 1920)

Brooker George

Colour Sergeant serving with the National Res. 1914-15 ( Stroud and The Great War, published by Stroud News 1920)

Brookes Thomas

serving with the RAMC 1914-15

(Stroud and The Great War, published by Stroud News 1920)

Brotheridge Alan Timothy

Born Twyning Nr Tewkesbury. Enlisted 21/7/1916, of Cleveland, Rodborough Ave, aged 29 accountant and auctioneer, married with children.  Enlisted July 1916.

Stroud News 27/10/1916 (with the Colours) – I have been shown a picture of Mr A.T Brotheridge of the from Messrs Carter & Brotheridge of Rowcroft, with a machine gun section. Always alert and smart, the army training he has undergone has had the effect of considerably improving his physique

Discharged 1/11/1917 medically unfit

Brown Albert

Listed as serving by Stroud News 28/5/1915

Brown Charles William

Enlisted aged 19, labourer, single. Regular soldier joined up 1907

Brown Frank

1918  Labour corps. Aged 27. Gastrells.

Attended Kingscourt School (log books), born 1891, formerly a carter,

Browne Edgar Charles

1916 invalid, mental health issues.

Browning Alan (or Allen)

Serving with T.F. (Stroud and The Great War, published by Stroud News 1920)

Browning Arthur George

Browning Francis William

Browning J.T

Listed as serving 28/5/1915 (Stroud News)

Browning Reginald

Nailsworth war memorial

Browning William Henry

Lightpill

Burford Albert Lewis

Loom hand of Montserrat. Known by the family as ‘Lew’. Lew Burford was well-known around Stroud after the war as a local taxi driver. His brother Alfred Charles Burford was killed in action at the Battle of the Somme, 30 days after the Battle commenced.  His date of death was 30 July 1916. He was Private No 23872 of 8th Service Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment.  Born on 26th May 1896, he was age 20 when killed. The family know he was already serving in the army in 1915 because they have a set of Christmas cards sent home by him at Christmas 1915.  He is also commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial  for those killed in action with no known grave.

Charlie was the twin brother of , Edith May Wyman nee Burford.  Her daughter recounts, any mention of her Uncle Charlie was discouraged, as Edith was never able to talk about her twin brother or his death.  We can only surmise that this could possibly be why his name was not on Rodborough’s war memorial.

Burroughs Richard

Rodborough men serving Stroud News 28/5/1915

Born 1892. Brother of Charles Henry (now recognised by C.W.G.C. as war death). Of Court Bank Butterrow. Married Florence Cowley in 1923

Burroughs William

Serving with 3rd  Glos Rgt (Stroud and The Great War, published by Stroud News 1920).

Born 5th Nov 1896 in Rodborough. Brother of Charles Henry (now recognised by CWGC as war death).Of Court Bank Butterrow. Married Winifred Ellen Smith in 1935

Butler Hermon

Rodborough men serving Stroud News 28/5/1915

Butler James

Rodborough men serving Stroud News 28/5/1915

Burton Thomas Charles

Born in 1900. Lived at The Butts.

Thomas Charles Burton & his father Thomas James Burton

 

Thomas Charles Burton standing 2nd left. Unknown date & location.
Thomas Burton’s soldier’s prayer book.
Paperweights brought from Germany after the war by Tom Burton