Local news stories

World War One project approved

More than 100 names to be added to Memorial

Poppy Appeal Raises £85,000

GCHQ Launches Month of Remembrance

GCHQ Launches 2014 Poppy Appeal

Cheltenham Racecourse VAD hospital

Former Echo Staff Were Amongst Those Killed in the First World War

Cheltenham pensioner hopes the grave of his First World War hero uncle helps unite him with long-lost family members and Unknown cousins tending grave of war hero meet

Cheltenham woman’s pride at grandfather’s World War I heroics

Antique pots found under war memorial

Book to be written about Gloucestershire’s role in the First World War

Was Cheltenham born teacher the first casualty of WW1?

Story of Private George Reginald Wright first to be told to new website about Cheltenham’s fallen during the First World War

First World War heroes from Cheltenham to be documented in new project

Cheltenham Rugby Club remembers fallen of the First World War

Cheltenham historian Peter Simkins stumbles upon his own family’s link to the First World War


Share your own family/ local history stories of the First World War. Email hannah.wright@cheltenham.gov.uk, use the contact form below, or call 01242 775156. We can scan for you any hard copies (photographs, letters etc) which you would like to share on the website.

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