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First World War Memorials

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FOX, Herbert

Memorial Parish Church HERBERT FOX. D.C.M. Memorial Hospital FOX H. 8829 Corporal Herbert Walton Fox. 2nd Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh’s  (Wiltshire Regiment). Born [c.1895. Croxton, Norfolk]. Enlisted Devizes, Wilts. Died 9 April 1917. Aged 22. Killed in Action. France Special Memorial 17. Bucquoy Road Cemetery, Ficheux. Commemorated in St. Andrew’s, Great Ryburgh, Norfolk. Son of Mrs A.E. Fox, Fakenham, Norfolk. In 1901 Census living in Great Ryburgh, Norfolk. Living in house near school, head of house Harry Fox (aged 34, born Brancaster, Norfolk), working as maltsters’ labourer. Also in house Amy E. Fox, wife (aged 31, born Great Ryburgh), son Herbert W. Fox (aged 6, born Gt. Ryburgh), daughter May V. Fox (aged 3, born Croxton) and son Cecil H. Fox (aged 1, born Gt. Ryburgh) In 1911 Census Herbert Walton Fox living at 18 Cecily Hill, Cirencester, working as domestic under gardener (aged 16, born Croxton, Norfolk). Nephew of the head of house, George Lionel Smith (aged 47, licensed victualler, born Ashwick, Norfolk). Also in the house: Hannah Elizabeth Smith, wife (aged 48, born Ryburgh, Norfolk); and daughter, Amy May Smith (aged 16, born London). George and Hannah Smith had been married 18 years, with 1 child. Wilts & Glos Standard, October 3 1914

A CICETER MAN IN THE BATTLE OF MONS

“Easier than shooting rabbits!” Private Herbert Fox, of the 2nd Wilts Regiment, son of Mrs G.L. Smith [?, see above], who formerly resided at the Dolphin Inn, Cecily Hill, Cirencester, spent a portion of his sick furlough at Cirencester last week, and had many thrilling stories to tell of his experiences at the front. Private Fox had shared in the early part of the campaign, and had been invalided home through being laid low with an attack of dysentery. He stated that at the declaration of war he was stationed with his regiment at Gibraltar, which fortress the now well-known German battleships, the Goeben and Breslau, passed less than ten minutes before the declaration of war. The news of the outbreak of the war was a signal for extra preparations of their station, and the men of the Wilts, with other regiments, were soon busily engaged in placing barb wire entanglements, charged with electricity, around their rocky fortress. This was chiefly for the purpose of interning German and other hostile prisoners, many hundreds of whom were soon taken from passing ships. Later, orders were received that two drafts of Private Fox’s battalion were required to complete the war strength of the 1st Wilts Regiment, and Private Fox was proud of the fact that he was included in the first draft. These were shipped to Southampton, where they joined the 1st Wilts, and crossed the Channel to Calais almost immediately. The day of the week and month was forgotten in excitement, and after a long train journey through “beautiful France,” the Wilts were detrained at point about 40 miles from the Franco-Belgian frontier. A forced march to the now historic village of Mons tried all ranks, but officers and men alike were in good spirits and all ready “to do or die.” Soon after arrival the Wilts, in conjunction with other regiments, had to entrench themselves, a work which Private Fox describes as a “bit thick” after such a forced march, but he added that the value of such precautions was untold when the enemy’s heavy artillery opened fire. The din was incessant all day – that was Sunday, August 23rd – and the British lines, who were hard pressed through the superior numbers of the enemy, waited in vain for expected reinforcements. This, said Private Fox, was very disappointing, and he understood that a French officer of high rank had suffered the full penalty for failing to carry out the orders for reinforcements. After fighting strenuously all day, the order was given next morning to retire, and this the British brigade did in a masterly manner. Private Fox had a great admiration for the Germans’ artillery fire and range, but great contempt for the German infantry’s musketry powers and methods of advance. He ridiculed the enemy’s close formation in attack, and with grim humour added “It was easier than shooting rabbits!” and he further expressed the opinion that the German losses must have been very heavy in the engagement at Mons. During the process of the retirement, Private Fox was seized with an acute attack of dysentery, and was conveyed in an ambulance to a rest-hospital, whence he was taken to one of the base hospitals in Paris. Whilst there, news was received that the enemy had been located within 16 miles of Paris. The hospital authorities at once took steps to remove the sick and wounded to safe quarters, and two days later Private Fox, with others, was landed at Southampton, where after a few days’ treatment, he was granted 14 days’ sick leave. He returned to his regimental depot on Monday last, and hopes to be included in a draft of his regiment which leaves for the front at a near date. Private Fox, before enlistment, was a member of the Ciceter Company of the Church Lads’ Brigade, and he paid a tribute to the value of the training he had received in that corps. With thanks to Steve Bushby for the photograph of Herbert Fox and sharing the Norfolk link: see also www.standrewsgreatryburgh.org.uk/world-war-1-commemorations for further details

GARDENER, Herbert

Memorial Parish Church HERBERT GARDENER. Memorial Hospital GARDENER H. 19474 Private Herbert Gardener. 5th Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh’s (Wiltshire Regiment). Born [Date. Cirencester]. Enlisted Devizes, Wilts. Died 9 April 1916. Aged 19. Killed in Action. Mesopotamia Panel 30 and 64. Basra Memorial. Notes: Correspondence with Derek Porch, Jan 2013

GARDINER, Walter (GARDNER)

Memorial Parish Church WALTER GARDNER. Memorial Hospital GARDINER W. 10626 Private Walter Gardiner. 2nd Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Born [c.1895. Cirencester]. Enlisted Cirencester. Died 29 September 1915. Aged 20. Killed in Action. France Panel 65 to 67. Loos Memorial. In 1911 Census age 16 living at 16 Cricklade Road, employed as grocer’s porter. Father, Joseph, and mother, Sarah. Wilts & Glos Standard 26 September 1914

NEWS OF CICETER MEN

Mr & Mrs J. Poulton of Apsley Terrace, Watermoor, have just received a letter and a post card from their son Pte. W. Poulton, R.A.M.C. with 13th Field Ambulance. On 14 September he wrote: “The weather has been rotten the last week, it is wet and cold, but it is something to be well and happy. You might try and send me some cigarettes, for they are very scarce here, and that is about the only thing you can’t get. I may be home for Christmas dinner.” In a post card dated the following day he says: “Will you tell Mrs Gardner that her son is wounded and sent to the base, but it is not serious. He wanted me to let her know.” This refers to Pte. Gardner of the East Surrey Regiment, son of Mr J. Gardner of Watermoor, who like Pte. Poulton’s father, is employed at the Gas Works. Source: FB image 1914 09 26 Ref. 088. Wilts & Glos Standard 5 February 1916

LOCAL WAR NOTES

On Friday last Mr and Mrs Joseph Gardner, of 16 Watermoor Road, Cirencester, were apprised that their son, Private W. Gardner, of the 2nd Battalion, East Surrey Regiment, had been killed in action at Loos on the 29th September last [1915]. After this engagement Private Gardner was posted as “wounded and missing,” and his friends, while fearing that he had fallen into the hands of the enemy, entertained hopes that he was still alive. Private Gardner, who joined the Army in December, 1912, was 20 years of age, and had received wounds on two previous occasions. Source: FB image 1916 02 05 Ref 222, with photo

GATLEY, Frank

Memorial Parish Church FRANK GATLEY. Memorial Hospital GATLEY F. 37437 Private Frank Gatley. 13th (Service) Battalion (Forest of Dean) (Pioneers), Gloucestershire Regiment. Born [c.1893. Ringway, Cheshire]. Enlisted Cirencester. Died 31 July 1917. Aged 24. Killed in Action. France Grave IV.F.6. New Irish Farm Cemetery. Formerly 27327, Southern Cavalry Depot. In 1911 Census Frank Gatley (age 19, c.1892, Ringway, Cheshire) was living at Yew Tree House, Ringway, Cheshire: occupation listed as nursery rose grower. Living with his parents and siblings.  Father, Robert, market gardener. All have Cheshire background except mother.

GETHING, Hugh B.

Memorial Parish Church HUGH B. GETHING Memorial Hospital Not recorded. 2/Lieutenant Hugh Bagnall Gething. Royal Gloucestershire Hussars “D” Sqdn 1st/1st, Household Cavalry & Cavalry of the Line (incl. Yeomanry & Imperial Camel Corps). Born [c.1884. Llanddarog, Carmarthenshire]. Enlisted [location]. Died 21 August 1915. Aged 31. Killed in Action. Gallipoli, Turkey. Special Memorial C.1. Green Hill Cemetery, Turkey Notes: Killed by shellfire in advance over Salt Lake to Chocolate Hill – Green Hill. Son of Maria Llewellyn and the late J.E. Gething, of Hill House, Brackley. In 1911 Census, living on private means as lodger at 4 Bromley Terrace, Cirencester. Photograph published in D. Viner, Cirencester As It Was (1976, no. 47): Carnival fancy dress entry, c.1912. H.B. Gething participant. Wilts & Glos Standard 4 September 1915

LIEUTENANT H.B. GETHING KILLED IN ACTION

We learn with deep regret that official news was received on Saturday by Mr and Mrs James Edward Gething, of Siddington Hall, Cirencester, and late of Broadwell, Newport, Mon., that their son, Second- Lieutenant Hugh Bagnall Gething, R.G.H. Yeomanry, was killed in action at the Dardanelles on August 21. Deceased, who was exceedingly popular, was born on October 7 1883, and was therefore in his 32nd year. He was educated at Elstree (1892-97), Harrow (1897-1902), and Trinity College, Cambridge (1902- 6). He was captain of the Harrow Football XI., and won the Beale-During Cup in 1901. His other successes included the winning of the middleweight boxing in the Public Schools Competition at Aldershot in 1902, Middleweight Boxing Championship at Cambridge in 1901, and also the Cambridge v. Oxford Middleweight Boxing Championship in 1901-4. He hunted with the Old Berkshire, V.W.H. (Cricklade), and Lord Bathurst’s Hounds. He was an excellent polo player, and was in the Cirencester team which won the Novices’ Cup at Ranelagh in 1912. He was the winner of many cups in polo tournaments in various parts of the country. MR. GETHING AS A BOXER. The Morning Post says Lieutenant Gething “was a fine all-round sportsman at Elstree, Harrow, and Cambridge, and when his University days were over he became a hard rider to hounds in the Gloucestershire countries. He played polo for Cirencester and was in the team that won the Novices’ Cup at Ranelagh in 1912. Neither Harrow nor Cambridge has produced a more distinguished boxer than Gething, except, of course, the ever-famous John Hopley, now in the Service. Gething fought for Harrow in the Public Schools Boxing Competitions at Aldershot about the time when the Schools had a host of fine boxers, particularly J.W.J.T. Douglas (Felsted), H.B. Smith (St. Paul’s), E.A. Raw (Clifton, and John Hopley (Harrow). Gething was an ideal middleweight, with inches and reach, and he had a punch in both left and right.” A memorial service will be held at Siddington Church on Sunday next at 6 p.m. [His mother paid for the memorial at Siddington St. Peter] Source: FB image 1915 09 04 Ref 330, with photograph. Cheltenham Chronicle & Glos’ Graphic, 4 Sep 1915, with photo. 2nd Lieutenant H.B. Gething, Royal Glos Hussars Yeomanry, killed in action in the Dardanelles Aug 21, aged 31. Well-known polo player, boxer and steeplechase rider, and son of Mrs & Mrs James Edward Gething of Siddington Hall, Cirencester. Wills and Administration: Probate date 8 Dec 1915. H.B. Gething of Siddington Hall, 2nd Lieutenant Gloucester Hussars died 21 Aug 1915 at the Dardanelles. Administration London 8 Dec to James Edwards Gething, gent.. Effects £211 2s 6d. Article by Peter Grace, Wilts & Glos Standard, 26 Nov 2002. Lies in cemetery close to grave of William Niven

GEYTON Percy 

Memorial Parish Church PERCY GEYTON Memorial Hospital GEYTON P. [ 2/Lieutenant Percy Geyton. Machine Gun Corps. Born [c.1892. Stow on Wold]. Enlisted [location]. Died 29 July 1919. Aged 27. Grave/Memorial [Ref]. Cemetery/Memorial [Ref]. Notes: In 1901 Census living at 21 Gosditch Street, aged 8. Father William R. Geyton, hotel proprietor; and mother Mabel. Children: Percy (8), Bernard (7), and Richard (4). In 1911 Census William Richard Geyton, age 43 (c.1868 Devon) living in Cirencester at 6 Cricklade Street, wine merchant’s manager. National Probate Calendar: Percy Geyton of Cirencester, 2 Lieutenant Machine Gun Corps died 29 Jul 1919. Administration Gloucester 24 Feb 1920 to William Richard Geyton wine merchant’s manager. Effects £601 14s 7d. Death Certificate for Percy Geyton: birth c.1892. Death Jul-Aug-Sep 1919 age 27. Ciren Glos 6a 339. In November 2014 members of the Society were privileged to meet Mrs Wiltsher, niece of Percy Geyton, when she visited the town to attend the Armistice Day Service of Commemoration marking the end of World War 1. Mrs Wiltsher brought with her a dented George V penny which had saved Percy’s life. A penny can stop a bullet but it could not stop the gas which ultimately claimed his life. He was buried on 2 August 1919 in Chesterton Cemetery in a family plot. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission is looking to help towards the repair and future maintenance of his grave, encouraged by local members of the Western Front Association. Article by Aileen Anderson from Cirencester Parish News 2014

GIBBONS, Alfred

Memorial Parish Church ALFRED GIBBONS. Memorial Hospital GIBBONS A. 20578 Private Alfred Raymond Gibbons. 1st Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Born [c.1898. Ampney Crucis]. Enlisted Cirencester. Died 9 September  1916. Aged 18. Killed in Action.France Grave XII.G.7. Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval. Son of Charles and Mary Gibbons, 20 Cricklade Street. Brother of Charles Gibbons, q.v.. In 1911 Census Alfred (age 13, c.1898 Ampney Crucis), grocer’s errand boy was living with parents and siblings at 109 Gloucester Street

GIBBONS, Charles

Memorial Parish Church CHARLES GIBBONS Memorial Hospital GIBBONS C. 1189 Lance Corporal Charles Gibbons. 1st/5th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Born [c.1893. Ampney Crucis]. Enlisted [location]. Died 21 August 1916. Aged 23. Grave Q.27. Cirencester Cemetery. Son of Charles & Mary Gibbons, 20 Cricklade Street. Brother of Alfred Gibbons, q.v.. In 1911 Census Charles (age 18), working as grocer’s porter, was living with his family at 109 Gloucester Street. Wilts & Glos Standard 22 July 1916 ANOTHER CIRENCESTER MAN WOUNDED Lance-Corporal Charles Gibbons, of the 1/5th Gloucesters, son of Mr Charles Gibbons, of the Bishop Blaize Inn, Cirencester, has been wounded in the head. He joined the Cirencester Territorials on their formation and his term of service expired last August, but he patriotically rejoined and went back to the front. The following brief notes give all the information at present available: - 1/2 South Midland Field Ambulance, 48 Division, B.E.F. 10/7/1916 Dear Mrs Gibbons, - I am sorry to have to tell you that your son, L/C. Gibbons, has been wounded and is at present in this hospital. He is rather badly wounded in the head, but everything possible is being done for him and we can only hope for the best. He is quite conscious and says you are not to worry; he also sends his love. I will write to you again shortly and give you all news of him. Yours most sincerely E.R. Sloan, Sister. 1/5 Bn. Gloucestershire Regt. July 11th [1916] Dear Mr and Mrs Gibbons, - I am writing to tell you that your son, L.Cpl. Gibbons, is suffering from wound in his forehead. He is doing very well. I saw his wound being dressed this morning, and I do not think that you need have any anxiety. He will be going down to the base shortly, and will then be writing to you himself. Yours sincerely G.F. Helm 13/7/16. Dear Sir, - I am glad to inform you that your son, who was wounded in the head by shrapnel on Friday last, is going on famously. I saw him in hospital last night, and he was expecting to go farther back to-day, and should be in England before many days now. We are very sorry to lose him, all of us, and hope he well make a very speedy recovery. Yours faithfully R.J.C. Little, Capt., 1/5 Glos. Regt. Source: FB image 1916 07 22 Ref 265 Wilts & Glos Standard 29 July 1916 LANCE-CORPORAL CHARLES GIBBONS Lance-Corporal Charles Gibbons, Gloucesters, who was wounded three weeks ago, writes to his father, Mr. C. Gibbons, Bishop Blaize Inn, Cirencester, to say he is still in the Field Hospital, but is feeling a little better and hopes to be in Old England again. Source: FB image 1916 07 29 Ref 299 Wilts & Glos Standard 19 August 1916 WOUNDED CIRENCESTER SOLDIERS We have received the following letter:- “King George’s Hospital, Stamford Street. Dear Sir,- I am writing this to let you know my son, Lance-Corporal C. Gibbons, of the Gloucesters, reported in the official lists to have died of wounds, was brought over from France on August 8th to King George’s Hospital. He was operated on for the third time on Saturday for fractured skull and shrapnel on the brain, so has been in danger since, so that his mother and myself have not been able to return yet. I have been able to see Rifleman Harding, of Sheep Street, daily. He is getting on nicely now, but not able to see yet. This is a fine hospital for the poor chaps, holding about 1,500 cases. Yours respectfully Charles Gibbons.” Source: FB image 1916 08 19 Ref 134 [Item 3]

GIBBS, Bertram

Memorial Parish Church BERTRAM GIBBS Memorial Hospital GIBBS B 25196 GDSN Bertram E. Gibbs. 3rd Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Born [c.1897. Cirencester]. Enlisted Cirencester. Died 28 March 1918. Aged 21. Killed in Action. France Bay 1. Arras Memorial. Son of Edward and Lucy Gibbs, 79 Watermoor Road. In 1911 Census , Bertram E.L. Gibbs, age 14, scholar. Father occupied as a coach builder

GILES, Reginald S.

Memorial Parish Church REGINALD S. GILES. Memorial Hospital GILES R.S. 23057 Private Reginald Giles. 1st Battalion,  Gloucestershire Regiment. Born 1896, Cirencester. Enlisted Birmingham. Died 20 August 1916. Aged 19. Killed in Action. France Pier and Faces 5A and 5B. Thiepval Memorial. Son of Stephen and Fanny Giles, 30 Lewis Lane. In 1911 Census aged 14, living at 30 Lewis Lane with parents and siblings. Peter Grace, text submitted to Wilts & Glos Standard, 29 Aug 2000: died Sunday 20 August 1916, reportedly at the age of 14. Subsequent research has confirmed that Private Reginald Giles was 19 at the time of death. [Research by Jessica Wise and Christopher Fear. Article published in The New Chequers, “Private Reginald Giles, 1st Btn. Gloucestershire Regiment 1896-1916”, by Jessica Wise (date?)] The Regimental Diary contains a description of the attack on High Wood (10-21 August 1916) in which Reginald Giles was killed, (information courtesy of Graham Gordon). Giles went to France on 27 October 1915. Wilts & Glos Standard 23 September 1916 YOUNG CIRENCESTER SOLDIER KILLED IN ACTION Official information has been received by Mr and Mrs Stephen Giles, of 30 Lewis Lane, Cirencester, that their youngest son, Private Reginald Stephen Giles, aged 19 years, of the Gloucestershire Regiment, was killed in action in France on August 20th. Private Giles enlisted in August, 1915, and after undergoing the necessary training, was drafted to France, where he had been some months, and had seen much heavy fighting. Mr and Mrs Giles have two other sons and a son-in-law in the Army. Source: FB image 1916 09 23 Ref 211-3 with photo [Item 3]

GILLMAN, Ernest

Memorial Parish Church ERNEST GILLMAN Memorial Hospital GILLMAN E. 12418 Private Ernest Gillman. 10th (Service) Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Born [c.1897. Daglingworth]. Enlisted Cirencester. Died 4 April 1918. Aged 24. Died. France Panel 40 and 41. Pozieres Memorial. Son of Mary Ann Gillman, 132 Gloucester Street. Brother of Frank Gillman, q.v.. In 1911 Census, Ernest, aged 14, errand boy, living with parents and siblings at 20 Park Street. Memorial in Cirencester Cemetery (photo D22/1190)

GILLMAN, Frank 

Memorial Parish Church FRANK GILLMAN Memorial Hospital GILLMAN F. 8316 Private Frank Gillman. 1st Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment Born [c.1888. Cirencester]. Enlisted Cirencester. Died 1 November 1914. Aged 26. Killed in Action. France Panel 22 and 34. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Brother of Ernest Gillman, q.v.. Memorial in Cirencester Cemetery. In 1891 Census living at 1 Chester Street, aged 3, with father Henry (shoeing & general smith); mother, Mary Ann; and sister, Lily, aged 1.
Herbert Fox DCM photo courtesy Steve Bushby, Norfolk Walter Gardner Hugh B Gething Reginald S Giles
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First World War Memorials

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FOX, Herbert

Memorial Parish Church HERBERT FOX. D.C.M. Memorial Hospital FOX H. 8829 Corporal Herbert Walton Fox. 2nd Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh’s (Wiltshire Regiment). Born [c.1895. Croxton, Norfolk]. Enlisted Devizes, Wilts. Died 9 April 1917. Aged 22. Killed in Action. France Special Memorial 17. Bucquoy Road Cemetery, Ficheux. Commemorated in St. Andrew’s, Great Ryburgh, Norfolk. A long WGS story in our wide version

GARDENER, Herbert

Memorial Parish Church HERBERT GARDENER. Memorial Hospital GARDENER H. 19474 Private Herbert Gardener. 5th Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh’s (Wiltshire Regiment). Born [Date. Cirencester]. Enlisted Devizes, Wilts. Died 9 April 1916. Aged 19. Killed in Action. Mesopotamia Panel 30 and 64. Basra Memorial. Notes: Correspondence with Derek Porch, Jan 2013

GARDINER, Walter (GARDNER)

Memorial Parish Church WALTER GARDNER. Memorial Hospital GARDINER W. 10626 Private Walter Gardiner. 2nd Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Born [c.1895. Cirencester]. Enlisted Cirencester. Died 29 September 1915. Aged 20. Killed in Action. France Panel 65 to 67. Loos Memorial. In 1911 Census age 16 living at 16 Cricklade Road, employed as grocer’s porter. Father, Joseph, and mother, Sarah.

GATLEY, Frank

Memorial Parish Church FRANK GATLEY. Memorial Hospital GATLEY F. 37437 Private Frank Gatley. 13th (Service) Battalion (Forest of Dean) (Pioneers), Gloucestershire Regiment. Born [c.1893. Ringway, Cheshire]. Enlisted Cirencester. Died 31 July 1917. Aged 24. Killed in Action. France Grave IV.F.6. New Irish Farm Cemetery. Formerly 27327, Southern Cavalry Depot. In 1911 Census Frank Gatley (age 19, c.1892, Ringway, Cheshire) was living at Yew Tree House, Ringway, Cheshire: occupation listed as nursery rose grower. Living with his parents and siblings.  Father, Robert, market gardener. All have Cheshire background except mother.

GETHING, Hugh B.

Memorial Parish Church HUGH B. GETHING Memorial Hospital Not recorded. 2/Lieutenant Hugh Bagnall Gething. Royal Gloucestershire Hussars “D” Sqdn 1st/1st, Household Cavalry & Cavalry of the Line (incl. Yeomanry & Imperial Camel Corps). Born [c.1884. Llanddarog, Carmarthenshire]. Enlisted [location]. Died 21 August 1915. Aged 31. Killed in Action. Gallipoli, Turkey. Special Memorial C.1. Green Hill Cemetery, Turkey Notes: Killed by shellfire in advance over Salt Lake to Chocolate Hill – Green Hill. Son of Maria Llewellyn and the late J.E. Gething, of Hill House, Brackley. In 1911 Census, living on private means as lodger at 4 Bromley Terrace, Cirencester.

GEYTON Percy

Memorial Parish Church PERCY GEYTON Memorial Hospital GEYTON P. [ 2/Lieutenant Percy Geyton. Machine Gun Corps. Born [c.1892. Stow on Wold]. Enlisted [location]. Died 29 July 1919. Aged 27. Grave/Memorial [Ref]. Cemetery/Memorial [Ref]. Notes: In 1901 Census living at 21 Gosditch Street, aged 8. Father William R. Geyton, hotel proprietor; and mother Mabel. Children: Percy (8), Bernard (7), and Richard (4). In 1911 Census William Richard Geyton, age 43 (c.1868 Devon) living in Cirencester at 6 Cricklade Street, wine merchant’s manager. National Probate Calendar: Percy Geyton of Cirencester, 2 Lieutenant Machine Gun Corps died 29 Jul 1919. Administration Gloucester 24 Feb 1920 to William Richard Geyton wine merchant’s manager. Effects £601 14s 7d. Death Certificate for Percy Geyton: birth c.1892. Death Jul-Aug-Sep 1919 age 27. Ciren Glos 6a 339. Article by Aileen Anderson from Cirencester Parish News 2014  
Herbert Fox DCM photo courtesy Steve Bushby, Norfolk Hugh B Gething Percy Geyton
GIBBONS, Alfred Memorial Parish Church ALFRED GIBBONS. Memorial Hospital GIBBONS A. 20578 Private Alfred Raymond Gibbons. 1st Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Born [c.1898. Ampney Crucis]. Enlisted Cirencester. Died 9 September  1916. Aged 18. Killed in Action.France Grave XII.G.7. Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval. Son of Charles and Mary Gibbons, 20 Cricklade Street. Brother of Charles Gibbons, q.v.. In 1911 Census Alfred (age 13, c.1898 Ampney Crucis), grocer’s errand boy was living with parents and siblings at 109 Gloucester Street

GIBBONS, Charles

Memorial Parish Church CHARLES GIBBONS Memorial Hospital GIBBONS C. 1189 Lance Corporal Charles Gibbons. 1st/5th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Born [c.1893. Ampney Crucis]. Enlisted [location]. Died 21 August 1916. Aged 23. Grave Q.27. Cirencester Cemetery. Son of Charles & Mary Gibbons, 20 Cricklade Street. Brother of Alfred Gibbons, q.v.. In 1911 Census Charles (age 18), working as grocer’s porter, was living with his family at 109 Gloucester Street. Widescreen version includes several newspaper articles

GIBBS, Bertram

Memorial Parish Church BERTRAM GIBBS Memorial Hospital GIBBS B 25196 GDSN Bertram E. Gibbs. 3rd Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Born [c.1897. Cirencester]. Enlisted Cirencester. Died 28 March 1918. Aged 21. Killed in Action. France Bay 1. Arras Memorial. Son of Edward and Lucy Gibbs, 79 Watermoor Road. In 1911 Census , Bertram E.L. Gibbs, age 14, scholar. Father occupied as a coach builder

GILES, Reginald S. 

Memorial Parish Church REGINALD S. GILES. Memorial Hospital GILES R.S. 23057 Private Reginald Giles. 1st Battalion,  Gloucestershire Regiment. Born 1896, Cirencester. Enlisted Birmingham. Died 20 August 1916. Aged 19. Killed in Action. France Pier and Faces 5A and 5B. Thiepval Memorial. Son of Stephen and Fanny Giles, 30 Lewis Lane. In 1911 Census aged 14, living at 30 Lewis Lane with parents and siblings. Peter Grace, text submitted to Wilts & Glos Standard, 29 Aug 2000: died Sunday 20 August 1916, reportedly at the age of 14. Subsequent research has confirmed that Private Reginald Giles was 19 at the time of death. [More on widescreen version]

GILLMAN, Ernest 

Memorial Parish Church ERNEST GILLMAN Memorial Hospital GILLMAN E. 12418 Private Ernest Gillman. 10th (Service) Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Born [c.1897. Daglingworth]. Enlisted Cirencester. Died 4 April 1918. Aged 24. Died. France Panel 40 and 41. Pozieres Memorial. Son of Mary Ann Gillman, 132 Gloucester Street. Brother of Frank Gillman, q.v.. In 1911 Census, Ernest, aged 14, errand boy, living with parents and siblings at 20 Park Street. Memorial in Cirencester Cemetery (photo D22/1190)

GILLMAN, Frank 

Memorial Parish Church FRANK GILLMAN Memorial Hospital GILLMAN F. 8316 Private Frank Gillman. 1st Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment Born [c.1888. Cirencester]. Enlisted Cirencester. Died 1 November 1914. Aged 26. Killed in Action. France Panel 22 and 34. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Brother of Ernest Gillman, q.v.. Memorial in Cirencester Cemetery. In 1891 Census living at 1 Chester Street, aged 3, with father Henry (shoeing & general smith); mother, Mary Ann; and sister, Lily, aged 1.