On Tuesday 16th June, Cheltenham Borough Council’s cabinet approved plans to restore the war memorial and to add missing names, including those of women who fit the criteria. Read more on the Gloucestershire Echo website.
To mark the centenary of the First World War, and the 70th anniversary of VE Day, Cheltenham Borough Council is working with the University of Gloucestershire to record local history from within the community. Continue reading “First and Second World War memories to be digitally archived”
At 11am on Friday 25th September 2015, an open service will be held at the War Memorial to commemorate the battle of Loos. Continue reading “Unveiling of Commemorative Paving Stones For Captain Arthur Forbes Gordon Kilby and Captain Anketell Moutray Read”
By Patrick Anderson, nephew of Lt Anderson, and wife Diane Anderson, relative of Lt Delmar – Williamson. Continue reading “Lt George Frederick Delmar-Williamson, Captain Douglas Ridely Clunes Gabell and Lt Patrick Wright Anderson”
There has been a lot of media interest in the events which took place around Christmas 1914. It had been anticipated that the war would be over by Christmas, and during this period there were various temporary truces in the trenches, where opposing sides were often just metres apart. Continue reading “The Christmas Truce”
The 2014 Poppy Appeal in Cheltenham raised £85,000 in just two weeks. Read more.
The family of Captain Kilby reveal an insight into the life of the Cheltenham VC winning Captain, who died at Loos in 1915.
An account of the life of a Cheltenham war hero by his Granddaughter on our VC pages.