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Moreton in Marsh and Batsford Roll of Honour

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Reference D8736
Covering dates 20th century
Held by Gloucestershire Archives
Extent 5 files
Source of acquisition Documents donated by Mr K Fowler, 14 November 2000
Creators Fowler, Ken, fl 1999-2000, author of Gloucestershire; Stapleton, Guy, fl 1999-2000, author of Gloucestershire
Supplementary information (See also the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website for the debt of honour register with personal details, service details and places of commemoration)

Administrative history:
This book was written by Ken Fowler and Guy Stapleton (a copy is available in the Record Office library). They began work on the book in July 1999 and completed it in 2000. This collection consists of five folders of research notes, copy photographs and photocopies of personal papers of the individual soldiers killed.
Mr Fowler and Mr Stapleton tell the story of the 106 men who lived, worked or trained locally and whose names appear on the memorials in Moreton's High Street and church and in the RAF cemetery. These include 44 men who died in World War One, 8 men who died after their return, 7 men killed in World War Two, and 41 aircrew buried in the RAF cemetery at Moreton.
Details of the men include unit, rank, regimental number, awards, name and address of parents, date and place sent on active service, date and cause of death, and details about the place of commemoration.

Research notes for book 'Moreton in Marsh and Batsford roll of honour, a commemoration of the men of two parishes who lost their lives in twentieth century conflicts'

"Volume One (1914-1918)"  D8736/1  20th cent

1 file

List of men of Moreton and Batsford who gave their lives in World War One and notes about the war memorial at Moreton-in-Marsh
The men's details are arranged alphabetically: with notes on their active service and regiments; a typed sheet with service details; a sheet filled in by the authors giving unit, rank, regimental number, medals won (roll and page), where they first served, date of entry into the war, and date, place and cause of death; a copy of the scroll issued to next of kin; printouts from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website showing commemorative information about the soldier and cemeteries; and personal papers
Personal papers differ for each individual, including copy photographs; copies of entries of births and marriages in registers; copies of wills; printouts of entries in census and IGI; copies of family trees; notes on their backgrounds; copies of correspondence between military establishments and soldiers' families; and contact names and addresses of their families
Includes military records such as copies of attestation papers, casualty forms, rolls of individuals entitled to decoration and extracts from war diaries
Also includes relevant extracts from books, newspapers and journals, and related correspondence between Mr Fowler and various organisations
Names of the men included in this volume are: Alfred Allen, William Beacham, George Bishop, Charles Bowden, Arthur Brown, Edward Burden, Ronald Carter-Selwood, Howard Clayton, Charles Drew, Charles Driver, Ernest Dyer, George Dyer, James Gardner, Norman Garrett and Francis Gibbs

"Volume two (1914-1918)"  D8736/2  20th cent

1 file

Same details as in "volume one", names included are: David Gillett, Frederick Gillett, Isaac Gillett, William Gillett, George Handy, John Hardiman, Henry Hicks, James Hinson, Frederic Horne, William Howe, William John Irvine (or Invine), Ernest Lootes, William Lootes, Clement Freeman-Mitford, Oswald Oliver, John Pye and John Riddey

"Volume three (1914-1922)"  D8736/3  20th cent

1 file

Same details as in "volume one", names included are: Walter Rolph, Leon Sharp, Oscar Sharp, Frederick Simms, George Skelcher, Percy Timms, Hubert Tudor, Percy Walker, Reginald Walker, Cecil Webb, Robert Wheeler and James Yelf
Also includes list of names on Moreton-in-Marsh and Batsford war memorials; a photocopy of Stow-on-the-Wold roll of honour from the Stow Deanery Magazine; a photocopy of a list of Barclays Bank local directors and members of staff killed in action 1914-1918; a copy of a list of North Cotswold military men of World War One by parish, including Moreton; and a photocopy of recruitment poster, (c. 1914)
Copy photographs of territorials on the up platform at Moreton railway station, (1914); Moreton's first war memorial on the Curfew tower, (1920); unveiling the war memorial at Moreton, (1921); civilians ("comrades") of Moreton, 1921; Moreton war memorial (featured on the front cover of the book), (c. 1921) ;and coronation committee, (c. 1921)
Extract from Evesham Journal about the unveiling of the Paxford war memorial, (1920), and Bourton-on-the-Hill war memorial, (1922); and a copy of names on the war memorials at Paxton, Stretton-on-Fosse and Todenham, (c. 1922)
Print-outs of commemorative information about William Brown, Oscar Bruce, Walter Hopkins, A Newbury and W Peach

"Volume four (1914-1926)"  D8736/4  20th cent

1 file

Same details as in "volume one", but these men died after their return to England and their names are on the war memorial at Lady Chapel, St David's Church, Moreton-in-Marsh; their names were Matthew Davenport, George Eldridge, Charles Foden, Percy Kench, Albert Lamb, George Lootes, Alfred Tarplett and Frank Tarplett
Also includes list of soldiers killed from Moreton-in-Marsh, giving place of birth, residence and enlistment, regimental number, rank, regiment, battalion, and cause, place and date of death
Copy of scroll and commemorative information about James Baldwin, Frederick Bennett, Walter Blake, Ernest Cook, Walter Eastbury, Joe Fairbrother, Charles Hyatt, Alfred Jacques, George Mason, James Nash, Edgar Parker, Wilfred Parker, Phillip Pethrick, James Pike, Charles Righton, Harry Rumbold, Albert Seal, Alfred Spragg, Alfred Todd, Lewis Tropman, William Walker, Ralph Williams, Archibald Wyatt, Cyril Webb, Frederick Webb and George Wheeler; these men are not included in the book and died 1914-1918

"Volume five (1939-1953)"  D8736/5  20th cent

1 file

Photograph of the panel on Moreton-in-Marsh war memorial with the names of those who fell in World War Two and information about them; their names were Dennis Arthurs, Timothy Clifford, Richard Hoare, John Hooper, Stuart Parkes, Geoffrey Perry and Frederick Walker
Includes copy photographs, information on their regiments, commemorative information, correspondence (of Mr Fowler and the soldiers' families), copies of entries of births and marriages, copies of extracts from war diaries and extracts from Evesham Journal containing personal details
Information about the RAF cemetery at Moreton, a list of who died and how, and photocopies of reports on flying accidents
Includes commemorative information about John Jones, Charles Catterson, John Duggan, Joshua Laxton, Douglas Winstanley, Harold Winstanley, Leslie Duncan, Kenneth Watson, Christopher Tierney, Sidney Crump, Ian Grant, Reginald Williams, Clive Rice, Joseph Kirk, Harry Waugh, Richard Anderson, William Gorman, Arthur Jaeckels, Thomas Fitzjohn, Theodore Dutton, Lewis Cowell, Hugh Marillier, Ernest Brocklebank, Thomas Worley, Godfrey Ardley, Charles Harris, Walter Jerman, William Carey, Donald Gilmour, Charles O'Halloran, Ernest Sale, Cecil Kippen, Eric Martin, Douglas McIntosh, Laurie McGuire, Arthur Baldry, Robert Perceival, William Boundy, William Douglass, George Hall, James McConnell, Edmond Tew, Francis Barber, Orval Dunn, Reginald Miller, William McCormack, Anthony Ross
Also includes information about Albert Knight (post war fallen): notes on personal details, certificate of his service in the Royal Navy and a copy photograph

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