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First World War Memorials

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Cirencester Memorials from STOCKWELL to THOMPSON

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STOCKWELL, Walter

Memorial Parish Church WALTER STOCKWELL Memorial Hospital STOCKWELL W. 20581 Private Walter Henry Stockwell. 7th (Service) Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Born [c.1898. Ciren]. Enlisted Cirencester. Died 25 Apr 1916. [Aged]. Died of Wounds. Mesopotamia, Grave VI.D.13. Amara War Cemetery Photograph as Shilham’s butcher’s boy in 1911 (Viner, D J “Cirencester As It Was, no. 38”) In 1911 Census, Walter Stockwell, age 13 (c.1898, Ciren) at 2 Cecily Hill with parents and siblings.

STONE, John V.

Memorial Parish Church JOHN V. STONE Memorial Hospital STONE J.V. 17613 Private John Valentine Stone. 8th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Born [c.1895. Frome, Somerset]. Enlisted [location]. Died 25 November 1916. Aged 21. Grave Q.38. Cirencester Cemetery Section 3 Only son of George and Alice Stone, 86 Gloucester Street. In 1911 Census aged 16 living at 60 Castle Street, cycle trade apprentice, with parents and sister. Wilts & Glos Standard 2 December 1916 A CIRENCESTER SOLDIER’S FUNERAL. On Wednesday afternoon the funeral of Private John V. Stone, 8th Gloucesters, only son of Mr and Mrs G. Stone, 161 Gloucester Street took place at Cirencester Cemetery. The deceased soldier was admitted into the Great Hermitage V.A.D. Hospital, Higham, near Rochester, on Wednesday, November 22, suffering from shrapnel wounds, and died on Saturday 25th. His body reached Cirencester on Tuesday morning and was met at the railway station by members of the Cirencester Red Cross detachment. Deceased was a former member of the Church Lads’ Brigade ... description of military honours, service, mourners. Private Stone, who was 21 years of age, enlisted in September 1914, having previously been employed at Cirencester Post Office as a telegraph messenger, at the Bingham Library, and later at Messrs. Preston and Co’.s Stores. Source: FB image 1916 12 02 Ref 035, 036 [Item 4

STRATFORD, Frederick George

Memorial Parish Church FREDERICK G. STRATFORD Memorial Hospital STRATFORD F.G. 20605 GDSN Frederick George Stratford. 4th Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Born [c.1883. Cirencester]. E nlisted Cirencester. Died 30 September 1916. [Aged]. Died of Wounds. France Grave XI.D.5A. Etaples Military Cemetery In 1911 Census, Frederick George Stratford, age 28 (c.1883, Ciren), single, farm labourer, living at 98 Gloucester Street with widowed mother and siblings. Wilts & Glos Standard 7 October 1916 CICETER GUARDSMAN DIES OF WOUNDS. On Saturday last, Mrs Stratford of 98 Gloucester Street, was notified by telegram that her third son, Private F.G. Stratford, of the Grenadier Guards was lying in the 20th General Hospital at Camiers, France, dangerously wounded. In quick succession came a post card from the matron of the hospital stating that he had passed a poor night and that his condition caused grave anxiety, and a letter, dated Sunday, to say that he had passed away during the night. The letter reads: He was very bad all day yesterday and passed peacefully away in the evening. He didn’t know he was dying and left no message. He will be buried in the British Military Cemetery at Etaples, where a wooden cross with his name, number and regiment will indicate the grave. Private Stratford was previously in the employ of Mr J.M. White, at Stratton, and enlisted in November 1914. He was 34 years of age and had been in France about a year. Source: FB image 1916 10 07 Ref 240 [Item 3]

SUFFOLK & BERKSHIRE, HENRY M.P.H., Earl of

Memorial Parish Church HENRY M.P.H. EARL OF SUFFOLK & BERKSHIRE. Memorial Hospital Not recorded Major Henry Molyneux Paget Howard. Cdg. 1st Wilts Battalion, Royal Field Artillery. Born [13 Sept. 1877, Place]. Enlisted [location]. Died 21 April 1917. Aged 39 Grave III.S.1. Basra War Cemetery 19th Earl of Suffolk and 12th Earl of Berkshire. See this reference from Winchester College  Married 1904 to Marguerite Hyde Leiter, Countess of Suffolk and Berkshire, of Charlton Park, Malmesbury.

SWANWICK, R. Kenneth

Memorial Parish Church R. KENNETH SWANWICK Memorial Hospital SWANWICK R.K. Lieutenant Russell Kenneth Swanwick. [3rd or 1st] Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Born 1884. Cirencester. Enlisted [location]. Died 14 September 1914. Aged 29. Killed in Action. Noyon Aisne, France Grave III.K.4. Vendresse British Cemetery Son of Russell & Clara Swanwick, R.A.C. Farm. In 1911 Census, assistant farm manager, living at R.A.C. Farm with parents and two siblings. Wills & Adminstrations: Probate 10 Oct 1914. Death 14 Sep 1914. Swanwick Russell Kenneth of the R.A.C. Farm, Cirencester, died at or near Noyon in the department of Aisne France. Probate London 10 Oct 1914 to Eric Drayton Swanwick and Frederick Bertrand Swanwick solicitors. Effects £2931 2s 3d. Wilts & Glos Standard 26 September 1914 LIEUTENANT R. KENNETH SWANWICK KILLED IN ACTION As announced in the Standard War Special of Saturday last, Mr Russell Swanwick, of the Royal Agricultural College Farm, received a telegram from the War Office on Friday afternoon, the 18th inst., that his son, Lieutenant R. Kenneth Swanwick, was reported “Killed in action.” Mr Russell Kenneth Swanwick was the third surviving son of Mr and Mrs Russell Swanwick. Born in 1884, he was educated at Uppingham and Trinity College, Cambridge, where he took his degree. After studying land agency with Messrs. Fisher and Bohun, he was for a time a student at the Royal Agricultural College. He was among the first to join the unit of the Officers’ Training Corps established at the College by the present Principal, Captain. J.R. Ainsworth-Davis, and passed therefrom into the Special Reserve of Officers, being attached to the 2nd Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment. He subsequently transferred to the Gloucestershire Regiment, in which he was gazetted 1st Lieutenant, and on the outbreak of the war was selected with eight others from the General Reserve of Officers to accompany the Expeditionary Force. The Gloucester Regiment was among the first to leave England, sailing on August 14th. Mr Kenneth Swanwick was well known to members of the V.W.H. Hunt as a keen sportsman and a rider of more than ordinary pluck and judgment. He devoted himself to his military duty with enthusiasm and ardour, distinguishing himself as a rifle shot by winning a regimental challenge cup last spring. Mr Swanwick was very popular with the men of his regiment, as he had been among his companions and colleagues at the Royal Agricultural College, where he was an active supporter of the Beagles and the Point-to-Point race meeting. His death is deeply regretted by a wide circle of friends, and the utmost sympathy is felt with Mr and Mrs Swanwick and family in their bereavement. Source: FB image 1914 09 26 Ref 091 (26 September 1914). With photograph. Source: FB image 1914 09 26 Ref 091; 1914 10 03 Ref 108; 1914 10 10 Ref 109. Wilts & Glos Standard 3 October 1914 DEATHS Killed in action at the battle of the Aisne, about Sept. 17, R. Kenneth Swanwick, Lieut. 1st Gloucestershire Regiment, third surviving son of Russell Swanwick and Mrs Swanwick. Source: FB image 1914 10 03 Ref 108 (3 October 1914). Wilts & Glos Standard 10 October 1914 LIEUTENANT SWANWICK’S DEATH News has come to the relations of the late Lieutenant Kenneth Swanwick, of Cirencester, of the manner in which he met with his death. Lieutenant Swanwick, who was with the 1st Gloucesters, was leading his men when he received a bullet through the arm, and shortly afterwards another bullet entered his neck, causing his death. Lieutenant Kershaw, of the Royal Agricultural College, was close at hand and saw his gallant comrade fall. Source: FB image 1914 10 10 Ref 109 (10 October 1914)

TALBOT-RICE, John A., MC C de G

Memorial Parish Church  JOHN A. TALBOT RICE, M.C., C. de G. Memorial Hospital TALBOT-RICE J.A. Captain John Arthur Talbot Rice. 5th Royal Irish Lancers, Household Cavalry & Cavalry of the Line. Born  3 Jan 1892 [Place]. Enlisted [location]. Died 14 April 1918. [Aged 26]. Died of Wounds. Grave VI.B.13. Grand-Seraucourt British Cemetery Following letters in the press 2016, a separate page has been created with more information

TANNER, C.

Memorial Parish Church Not recorded Memorial Hospital TANNER C. S/34276 Rifleman Cecil Oscar Tanner. 9th “D” Coy., Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consorts Own). Born [c.1899. Ciren]. Enlisted Cirencester. Died 4 April 1918. Aged 19. Killed in Action. France Panel 81 to 84. Pozieres Memorial Formerly 28125, Glos. Regt. Son of the late W.G. Tanner and Mrs Tanner, 81 Cricklade Street. In 1911 Census, aged 13, errand boy, living at 81 Cricklade Street with parents and siblings.

TARRANT, Percy

Memorial Parish Church PERCY TARRANT Memorial Hospital TARRANT P. 28216 Private Percy Tarrant. 8th Battalion, Royal Dublin Fusiliers. Born [c.1898. Ciren]. Enlisted Shirehampton. Died 16 August 1917. Aged 19. Killed in Action. France Panel 144 to 145. Tyne Cot Memorial Formerly R/H/065778, A.S.C. Son of Mr & Mrs James Tarrant. In 1911 Census Percy Tarrant, age 13, stable boy living at 70 Lewis Lane with parents and siblings.

TAYLOR, Thomas H.

Memorial Parish Church THOMAS H. TAYLOR Memorial Hospital TAYLOR T.H. Private Thomas Henry Taylor. 1st/4th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Born [Date. Place]. Enlisted [location]. Died 5 April 1917. [Aged] Grave II.E.32. Bray Military Cemetery Husband of R.H. Taylor, 136 Cumberland Road, Bristol.

TAYLOR, Wilfred W.

Memorial Parish Church WILFRED W. TAYLOR Memorial Hospital TAYLOR W.W. 13600 L/Corporal Wilfred William Taylor. 1st/6th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Born [Date. Ciren]. Enlisted Cirencester. Died 9 Oct 1917. [Aged]. Killed in Action. France Grave XXXVIII.E.15. Poelcapelle British Cemetery.

THOMAS, Willoughby V.

Memorial Parish Church WILLOUGHBY V. THOMAS Memorial Hospital THOMAS W.V. 1149 Private Willoughby Victor Thomas. 1st Battalion, Gloucestershire  Regiment. Born [c.1891. Cheltenham]. Enlisted Cirencester. Died 7 November 1914. Aged 23. Killed in Action. France Addenda Panel 58. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial In 1911 Census W.V. Thomas age 17 at 145 Cricklade Street, groom, living with step-father and mother. See entry for Ralph Keene.  W.V.Thomas was step-son of Ralph Keene Senr. married to Lucy Jane Keene. Wilts & Glos Standard 4 March 1916 CIRENCESTER RESERVIST KILLED Private W.V. Thomas, 1st Gloucestershire Regiment, formerly of Cricklade Street, Cirencester, who has been missing since November 7th 1914, is now reported as killed in action on that date. Private Thomas was a reservist and rejoined the colours at the outbreak of war. He leaves a widow, and one child. Private Thomas’s step brother, Private R. Keen, of the same regiment, was killed in an accident at Woowich in the early part of February, and his father-in-law, Private R.C. Curtis, of the 3rd Worcesters, after being reported missing from November 12th 1914, is now also reported killed. Source: FB image 1916 03 25 Ref 336-7, 338 photo

THOMPSON, George

Memorial Parish Church GEORGE THOMPSON Memorial Hospital THOMPSON G. 204404 Private George Francis Thompson. 3rd/4th Battalion, Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Born [c.1879. London, Middx]. Enlisted Cirencester, Died 8 September 1917. [Aged]. Killed in Action. France Grave I.E.20. Sunken Road Cemetery, Fampoux Formerly 7960, Norfolk Regiment. In 1901 Census, George (22, c.1879, London) at 66 Chester Street, worker at flour mill; living with widowed mother and two siblings. In 1911 Census, George Thompson (age 32, c.1879, London) at 84 Chester Street, miller labourer in flour mills, living with widowed mother and sister

TIMBRELL, Edward

Memorial Parish Church EDWARD TIMBRELL Memorial Hospital TIMBRELL Ed. 5228 Private Edward Timbrell. 1st/6th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Born [Date. Place]. Enlisted [location]. Died 25 August 1916. [Aged]. Grave VIII.B.165. Boulogne Eastern Cemetery Wilts & Glos Standard 2 September 1916 CIRENCESTER SOLDIER’S DEATH IN FRANCE Mrs Randall, of 114 Cricklade Street, Cirencester, has been officially notified by letter and by telegram that Private E. Timbrell, Gloucester Regiment, died in France on Saturday night. The matron of the hospital in which he died wrote that Private Timbrell was very badly wounded in the leg and had the gas gangrene that has carried away so many of our men. His end was peaceful, and he would be buried in the Eastern Cemetery, Boulogne. The deceased soldier, who was 29 years of age and single, was employed by the Cirencester Urban Council as a roadman. It is only about four months ago that he joined the Gloucesters, and was sent to France eight weeks ago. He is a son of the late Mr and Mrs Charles Timbrell, formerly of Cirencester. A brother of deceased is in the 3rd Gloucesters, and lodged with Mrs Randall at the address given above. He went to Gallipoli and was invalided to England in consequence of frost- bitten feet and legs and enteric fever. After five months in a hospital in Reading he was allowed to return to Cirencester. When he had completed six weeks’ rest in his native town he had to rejoin his regiment. Source: FB image 1916 09 02 Ref 162 [Item 3]

TIMBRELL, E. Richard

Memorial Parish Church E. RICHARD TIMBRELL Memorial Hospital TIMBRELL E.R. 86941 Driver Edward Richard Timbrell. “D” Bty. 153rd Bde., Royal Horse Artillery and Royal Field Artillery. Born [c.1895. Ciren]. Enlisted Cirencester. Died 19 June 1917. [Aged]. Killed in Action. France Grave B.28. Irish House Cemetery. Brother of Ernest Timbrell. In 1911 Census Edward Richard Timbrell (age 16, c.1895, Ciren) living at 14 Black Jack Street, morning newsboy for W.H. Smith & Son. Also in the house father Edward Richard Timbrell, age 44; mother Maria; and 6 siblings. Parents married 21 years with 11 children (2 deceased).

TIMBRELL Ernest

Memorial Parish Church ERNEST TIMBRELL Memorial Hospital See TIMBRELL-WAITE (not yet published).  Enquire if you have an interest.
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First World War Memorials

in Cirencester

This page contains information about

names on the Cirencester Memorials from

STOCKWELL to THOMPSON

STOCKWELL, Walter

Memorial Parish Church WALTER STOCKWELL Memorial Hospital STOCKWELL W. 20581 Private Walter Henry Stockwell. 7th (Service) Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Born [c.1898. Ciren]. Enlisted Cirencester. Died 25 Apr 1916. [Aged]. Died of Wounds. Mesopotamia, Grave VI.D.13. Amara War Cemetery Photograph as Shilham’s butcher’s boy in 1911 (Viner, D J “Cirencester As It Was, no. 38”. In 1911 Census, Walter Stockwell, age 13 (c.1898, Ciren) at 2 Cecily Hill with parents and siblings.

STONE, John V.

Memorial Parish Church JOHN V. STONE Memorial Hospital STONE J.V. 17613 Private John Valentine Stone. 8th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Born [c.1895. Frome, Somerset]. Enlisted [location]. Died 25 November 1916. Aged 21. Grave Q.38. Cirencester Cemetery Section 3 Only son of George and Alice Stone, 86 Gloucester Street. In 1911 Census aged 16 living at 60 Castle Street, cycle trade apprentice, with parents and sister. WGS report on PC version

STRATFORD, Frederick George

Memorial Parish Church FREDERICK G. STRATFORD Memorial Hospital STRATFORD F.G. 20605 GDSN Frederick George Stratford. 4th Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Born [c.1883. Cirencester]. E nlisted Cirencester. Died 30 September 1916. [Aged]. Died of Wounds. France Grave XI.D.5A. Etaples Military Cemetery In 1911 Census, Frederick George Stratford, age 28 (c.1883, Ciren), single, farm labourer, living at 98 Gloucester Street with widowed mother and siblings. WGS report on PC version

SUFFOLK & BERKSHIRE, HENRY M.P.H., Earl of

Memorial Parish Church HENRY M.P.H. EARL OF SUFFOLK & BERKSHIRE. Memorial Hospital Not recorded Major Henry Molyneux Paget Howard. Cdg. 1st Wilts Battalion, Royal Field Artillery. Born 13 Sep 1877, Place. Enlisted [location]. Died 21 April 1917. Aged 39 Grave III.S.1. Basra War Cemetery 19th Earl of Suffolk and 12th Earl of Berkshire. See this reference from Winchester College  Married to Marguerite Hyde Leiter, Countess of Suffolk and Berkshire, of Charlton Park, Malmesbury.

SWANWICK, R. Kenneth

Memorial Parish Church R. KENNETH SWANWICK Memorial Hospital SWANWICK R.K. Lieutenant Russell Kenneth Swanwick. [3rd or 1st] Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Born 1884. Cirencester. Enlisted [location]. Died 14 September 1914. Aged 29. Killed in Action. Noyon Aisne, France Grave III.K.4. Vendresse British Cemetery Son of Russell & Clara Swanwick, R.A.C. Farm. In 1911 Census, assistant farm manager, living at R.A.C. Farm with parents and two siblings. Wills & Adminstrations: Probate 10 Oct 1914. Death 14 Sep 1914. Swanwick Russell Kenneth of the R.A.C. Farm, Cirencester, died at or near Noyon in the department of Aisne France. Probate London 10 Oct 1914 to Eric Drayton Swanwick and Frederick Bertrand Swanwick solicitors. Effects £2931 2s 3d.

TALBOT-RICE, John A., MC C de G

Memorial Parish Church  JOHN A. TALBOT RICE, M.C., C. de G. Memorial Hospital TALBOT-RICE J.A. Captain John Arthur Talbot Rice. 5th Royal Irish Lancers, Household Cavalry & Cavalry of the Line. Born [3 Jan 1892. Place]. Enlisted [location]. Died 14 April 1918. [Aged 26]. Died of Wounds. Grave VI.B.13. Grand-Seraucourt British Cemetery Decorations and Medals. Military Cross, Croix de Guerre Son of Mr & Mrs H.C. Talbot Rice, Oddington House, Moreton in Marsh. On finding more information, a new page about Captain Talbot-Rice has been made.

TANNER, C.

Memorial Parish Church Not recorded Memorial Hospital TANNER C. S/34276 Rifleman Cecil Oscar Tanner. 9th “D” Coy., Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consorts Own). Born [c.1899. Ciren]. Enlisted Cirencester. Died 4 April 1918. Aged 19. Killed in Action. France Panel 81 to 84. Pozieres Memorial Formerly 28125, Glos. Regt. Son of the late W.G. Tanner and Mrs Tanner, 81 Cricklade Street. In 1911 Census, aged 13, errand boy, living at 81 Cricklade Street with parents and siblings.

TARRANT, Percy

Memorial Parish Church PERCY TARRANT Memorial Hospital TARRANT P. 28216 Private Percy Tarrant. 8th Battalion, Royal Dublin Fusiliers. Born [c.1898. Ciren]. Enlisted Shirehampton. Died 16 August 1917. Aged 19. Killed in Action. France Panel 144 to 145. Tyne Cot Memorial Formerly R/H/065778, A.S.C. Son of Mr & Mrs James Tarrant. In 1911 Census Percy Tarrant, age 13, stable boy living at 70 Lewis Lane with parents and siblings. TAYLOR, Thomas H. Memorial Parish Church THOMAS H. TAYLOR Memorial Hospital TAYLOR T.H. Private Thomas Henry Taylor. 1st/4th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Born [Date. Place]. Enlisted [location]. Died 5 April 1917. [Aged] Grave II.E.32. Bray Military Cemetery Husband of R.H. Taylor, 136 Cumberland Road, Bristol.  

TAYLOR, Wilfred W.

Memorial Parish Church WILFRED W. TAYLOR Memorial Hospital TAYLOR W.W. 13600 L/Corporal Wilfred William Taylor. 1st/6th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Born [Date. Ciren]. Enlisted Cirencester. Died 9 Oct 1917. [Aged]. Killed in Action. France Grave XXXVIII.E.15. Poelcapelle British Cemetery.

THOMAS, Willoughby V.

Memorial Parish Church WILLOUGHBY V. THOMAS Memorial Hospital THOMAS W.V. 1149 Private Willoughby Victor Thomas. 1st Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Born [c.1891. Cheltenham]. Enlisted Cirencester. Died 7 November 1914. Aged 23. Killed in Action. France Addenda Panel 58. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial In 1911 Census W.V. Thomas age 17 at 145 Cricklade Street, groom, living with step-father and mother. See entry for Ralph Keene.  W.V.Thomas was step- son of Ralph Keene Senr. married to Lucy Jane Keene. Wilts & Glos Standard 4 March 1916 CIRENCESTER RESERVIST KILLED Private W.V. Thomas, 1st Gloucestershire Regiment, formerly of Cricklade Street, Cirencester, who has been missing since November 7th 1914, is now reported as killed in action on that date. Private Thomas was a reservist and rejoined the colours at the outbreak of war. He leaves a widow, and one child. Private Thomas’s step brother, Private R. Keen, of the same regiment, was killed in an accident at Woowich in the early part of February, and his father-in-law, Private R.C. Curtis, of the 3rd Worcesters, after being reported missing from November 12th 1914, is now also reported killed. Source: FB image 1916 03 25 Ref 336-7, 338 photo

THOMPSON, George

Memorial Parish Church GEORGE THOMPSON Memorial Hospital THOMPSON G. 204404 Private George Francis Thompson. 3rd/4th Battalion, Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Born [c.1879. London, Middx]. Enlisted Cirencester, Died 8 September 1917. [Aged]. Killed in Action. France Grave I.E.20. Sunken Road Cemetery, Fampoux Formerly 7960, Norfolk Regiment. In 1901 Census, George (22, c.1879, London) at 66 Chester Street, worker at flour mill; living with widowed mother and two siblings. In 1911 Census, George Thompson (age 32, c.1879, London) at 84 Chester Street, miller labourer in flour mills, living with widowed mother and sister

TIMBRELL, Edward

Memorial Parish Church EDWARD TIMBRELL Memorial Hospital TIMBRELL Ed. 5228 Private Edward Timbrell. 1st/6th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Born [Date. Place]. Enlisted [location]. Died 25 August 1916. [Aged]. Grave VIII.B.165. Boulogne Eastern Cemetery Wilts & Glos Standard 2 September 1916 CIRENCESTER SOLDIER’S DEATH IN FRANCE Mrs Randall, of 114 Cricklade Street, Cirencester, has been officially notified by letter and by telegram that Private E. Timbrell, Gloucester Regiment, died in France on Saturday night. The matron of the hospital in which he died wrote that Private Timbrell was very badly wounded in the leg and had the gas gangrene that has carried away so many of our men. His end was peaceful, and he would be buried in the Eastern Cemetery, Boulogne. The deceased soldier, who was 29 years of age and single, was employed by the Cirencester Urban Council as a roadman. It is only about four months ago that he joined the Gloucesters, and was sent to France eight weeks ago. He is a son of the late Mr and Mrs Charles Timbrell, formerly of Cirencester. A brother of deceased is in the 3rd Gloucesters, and lodged with Mrs Randall at the address given above. He went to Gallipoli and was invalided to England in consequence of frost- bitten feet and legs and enteric fever. After five months in a hospital in Reading he was allowed to return to Cirencester. When he had completed six weeks’ rest in his native town he had to rejoin his regiment. Source: FB image 1916 09 02 Ref 162 [Item 3]

TIMBRELL Ernest 

Memorial Parish Church ERNEST TIMBRELL Memorial Hospital TIMBRELL E. See TIMBRELL-WAITE (not yet published).  Enquire if you have an interest.

TIMBRELL, E. Richard

Memorial Parish Church E. RICHARD TIMBRELL Memorial Hospital TIMBRELL E.R. 86941 Driver Edward Richard Timbrell. “D” Bty. 153rd Bde., Royal Horse Artillery and Royal Field Artillery. Born [c.1895. Ciren]. Enlisted Cirencester. Died 19 June 1917. [Aged]. Killed in Action. France Grave B.28. Irish House Cemetery. Brother of Ernest Timbrell. In 1911 Census Edward Richard Timbrell (age 16, c.1895, Ciren) living at 14 Black Jack Street, morning newsboy for W.H. Smith & Son. Also in the house father Edward Richard Timbrell, age 44; mother Maria; and 6 siblings. Parents married 21 years with 11 children (2 deceased).