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Baker Arthur Richard

1918 absent voter (Butterrow)

Ball Herbert Charles

Lightpill. Stroud News 23/4/1915 enlisted

1918 absent voter

Ball William Richard

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

1918 absent voter (Bath Rd)

Barnfield Thomas

1918 absent voter (Spillmans Pitch)

Barrett John

1918 absent voter (Bath Rd)

Barrett Wesley Mendelssohn

1918 absent voter (Butterrow)

Bassett Alfred Edward

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

1918 absent voter (Butterrow)

Bassett  E.E

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

Bassett Charles Reginald

1918 absent voter (Butterrow)

Bassett G.E

Bassett Norris William

1918 absent voter (Butterrow)

Bassett S

Sidney?

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

Bassett William

1918 absent voter (Butterrow)

Bateman George

1918 absent voter (Bath Rd)

Baxter Aubrey Horatio

Listed as serving by Stroud News 28/5/15

1918 absent voter (Spillmans Rd)

Bidlake Alexander

1918 absent voter (Houndscroft House)

Bingle Allen

Beard George Henry

1918 absent voter (Fir Tree Place)

Beard William

1918 absent voter (The Butts)

Beard William

1918 absent voter (Kingscourt)

Bearne Jonathan Vaughan

1918 absent voter (The Firs)

Beavis Cyril Charles

1918 absent voter (Glen Isla, Rodborough Lane)

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 Charles Richard

1918 absent voter (Wallbridge)

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 Arthur Thomas Henry

Rodborough men serving Stroud News 28/5/1915

1918 absent voter (Spillmans Pitch)

Lieut. Arthur Blanch R.E. of Beechcroft, Rodborough was awarded the Military Cross on 23rd April (1918) (Stroud Journal 05/07/1918)

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

Blaine E. William

Rodborough men serving Stroud News 28/5/1915

Blake “Buster”

of 1/5th Gloucesters was home at Lightpill on a month’s leave from Italy. He was with “Pongo” Butcher, or in his section when the latter was supposed to have gone under, but Buster couldn’t believe he was dead and he and Joe Huxford searched the ground and found no trace of him. Buster joined up at the war’s beginning, so has indeed done his whack. (Arms & the Man, Stroud Journal 16/08/1918)

Blandford Charles

1918 absent voter (Middle Spillmans)

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.

Blandford Gilbert

1918 absent voter (Middle Spillmans)

Bloodworth John Arthur

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

Stroud News April 1915. Rodborough. Enlisted Remount Depot

1918 absent voter (Butterrow)

Bloodworth Percival John

1918 absent voter (Butterrow)

Box Charles Edward

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

1918 absent voter (Spillmans Rd)

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)

1918 Charles Bowcott absent voter (Bagpath)

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.

Bradley James

Bath Rd. Enlisted RAMC (Stroud Journal 20/08/1915)

Braine Wm

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

Brewer Reginald

1918 absent voter (Butterrow)

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)

1918 absent voters (South Lightpill)

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

1918 Albert Edward absent voter (Montserratt)

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,

Brown Frank

1918 absent voter (Rooksmoor)

Brown Percy

1918 absent voter (Spillmans Rd)

Brown William Alfred

1918 absent voter (7 Bath Rd Terrace)

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)

Edward Allen 1918 absent voter (Frome Terrace)

Browning Arthur George

1918 absent voter (Cromwell Terrace)

Browning Ernest 

Bath Rd. Private. Late of Apperly & Curtis. Home on leave. Stationed on east coast with 17th Glos labour Btn. “He is one of the best and quite a character with his “Don’t thee bother”, “Theese got no idea at all” and “Thee stand off”, invariable remarks of his and brought out in the richest of dialects.”  (Stroud Journal 20/07/1917)

of Bath Rd is home on sick leave and we hope to hear his cheerful accents telling us on enquiry: “Doan’t thee bother”. (Stroud Journal 10/05/1918)

Browning Francis William

Browning J.T

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

Browning Reginald

Nailsworth war memorial

Browning William Henry

1918 absent voters (South Lightpill)

Bruton Walter Edward

1918 absent voter (Lower Spillmans)

Buckland George William Telling

1918 absent voter (North Lightpill)

Buckland Walter Scott

1918 absent voter (Ashdon, Bath Rd)

Buckler Walter Russel

1918 absent voter (The Cedars)

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

Butt Harold Joseph

1918 absent voter (Golden Cross)

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