At 11am on Friday 25th September 2015, an open service will be held at the War Memorial to commemorate the battle of Loos. 44 Cheltenham men were killed at Loos, including two who were awarded the Victoria Cross; Captain Anketell Moutray Read and Captain Arthur Forbes Gordon Kilby.
The Department for Communities and Local Government has commissioned commemorative paving stones to be produced for each VC recipient in WW1, to be installed by local governments where the recipients were born.
The paving stones for Kilby and Moutray Read will be unveiled during the service, on the centenary of the battle and their deaths. There will also be an accompanying exhibition, open to the public.
Further details will follow in due course. Contact us if you have any enquiries or interest in this event.