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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Cheltenham
Town
Cheltenham
County
Gloucestershire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
20654
Current location

ST STEPHENS CHURCH
St Stephens Rd
Cheltenham
Cheltenham
Gloucestershire
GL50
England

OS Grid Ref: SO 940 220
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Plaque with Regimental badge carved at top left.
Inscription
IN/ LOVING MEMORY/ OF/ JOHN EDWARD GRESSON/ 2ND LIEUT. 3RD BATTALION/ CHESHIRE REGIMENT/ KILLED IN ACTION AT YPRES/ IN BELGIUM WHEN ATTACHED/ TO THE 2ND BATTALION/ 25TH MAY 1915. AGED 33/ YOUNGEST SON OF THE LATE/ W.H. GRESSON, MAJOR. (27TH)/ INNISKILLING FUSILIERS AND/ (65TH) YORK & LANCASTER/ REGIMENTS
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Gresson, John Edward
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Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: rank,year died,regiment,place of death,forename,manner of death,age of death,relationships,additional
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: height C 1000MM, width C 500MM
    Materials: Bronze
  • Backboard
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble - Green
Listing information
  • Church of St Stephen
  • Grade II*
  • This memorial is protected, and listed on the National Heritage List for England maintained by Historic England. View list entry
  • More about listing and the protection of historic places can be found on the Historic England website
  • Historic England
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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