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1914-1918 Gloucester Rugby "#ThankYou100"
Citations commemorating the armistice at the end of the Great War
A list of Gloucester RFC Gallantry & Military Medal Winners
The Gloucester players listed below were awarded the honours shown alongside their names. Charles Winston A’Bear, 1916-1985 Military Medal (M.M.) Albert E. ...
A'BEAR, Charles Winston, 1916-1985 Military Medal (M.M.)
Military Medal (M.M.)
BARNES, Albert Edward (1890 – 1950), Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM)
Albert Edward Barnes was born at Gloucester on 7 June 1890. He worked as a Hotel Porter but joined the ...
BARNES, Hubert (‘Bert’) Charles (1891 – 1961), Military Medal (MM)
Hubert Charles Barnes was born at South Hamlet Gloucester in 1891. He initially worked as an Engineer’s Clerk but by ...
CARLETON, Cornelius Asgill Shaw, 1884-1964, Distinguished Service Order (DSO) and Mentioned in Despatches (4 times)
Cornelius Carleton was born in Newnham in 1884, the son of the local doctor. He was educated at the Crypt ...
COLLETT, Gilbert Faraday (1879 – 1945), Distinguished Service Order (DSO). Mentioned in Despatches (three times)
Gilbert Faraday Collett was born on 18 July 1879 at South Hamlet, Gloucester. Gilbert was educated at Cheltenham College and ...
COOK, Charles,1887 – 1959, Military Medal (MM) 1917
Charles Cook, Gloucester full back, was awarded the Military Medal for ‘bravery in the field’ during the Third Battle of Ypres (Passchendaele) on 16 August 1917.
EGERTON, William (‘Bill’) (1887-1961), Mentioned in Despatches (MiD)
Bill Egerton was born in 1887 at St Mary de Lode, Gloucester. After leaving school aged 13 years Bill worked ...
GIDNEY, Nigel Arthur (1919 – 1942), Mentioned in Despatches (MiD) (twice)
Nigel Arthur Gidney was born in 1919 at Headington, Oxfordshire, the son of a Schoolmaster. After leaving school at the ...
HORDERN, Peter Cotton, 1907-1988, Air Force Cross (AFC)
Military Highlights Peter Hordern, brother of stage, TV and film actor Sir Michael Hordern, won the Air Force Cross (AFC) for ...
LANE, Henry “Harry” William, 1884-1918, Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM)
Henry “Harry” Lane was born in South Hamlet, Gloucester in 1884. After finishing school, Henry worked initially as a Labourer ...
LEWIS, Alexander Henry Tudor, Military Cross (M.C.) and Bar
Military Highlights: During World War 1 Alexander Lewis served initially as a Lance-Corporal with the Gloucestershire Regiment in France. After being ...
PARKER, Grahame Wilshaw, (1912 – 1995), Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (Military Division) (OBE)
Grahame Wilshaw Parker was born in Gloucester on the 11 February 1912. He became a Schoolmaster but enlisted in the ...
SAUNDERS, Arthur, 1891 – 1916, Military Medal (MM) 1916
Arthur Sauders, second row/back row forward, was awarded the Military Medal (MM) for ‘bravery in the field’ at La Boisselle on 3 July 1916.
STOUT, Frank Moxon, 1877-1926, Military Cross (M.C.)
Military Highlights With the outbreak of World War I, Frank Stout joined the British Army and was posted to the 20th ...
STOUT, Percy Wyfold, Died 1937, Distinguished Service Order (D.S.O)
Military Highlights In September 1914, Percy and his brother Frank (see separate entry) were both promoted to acting Second Lieutenant. During ...
TANNER, Christopher Champain "Kit", 1909-1941, Albert Medal (A.M.), Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve (R.N.V.R)
Military/Naval Highlights: The following is the citation, published in the London Gazette edition dated 28th April 1942 (page 1849), for the ...
Unsung Heroes: Allen Lodge and Edwin Wootton
Throughout the research conducted on the military contribution of Gloucester Rugby Club players, instances were found whereby heroic actions on ...
WASHBOURNE, William Philip Woodman (‘Quedge’), (1891 – 1977), Military Medal (MM)
William Washbourne was born in South Hamlet, Gloucester on 9 May 1891. William served an Engineering apprenticeship at Messrs Fielding ...