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Leonard Stanley Parish Council

Serving the people of Leonard Stanley

Village Hall

Clerk: Mrs Irena Litton
34 Dozule Close, Leonard
Stanley, Stroud
Gloucestershire GL10 3NL

Tel: 01453 822287

In a prominent position in nearly every city, town or village, in the United Kingdom is the War Memorial. The memorials were erected as a response to the carnage of the First World War (1914-18). Of the great number of young men who died sixteen came from Leonard Stanley and are named on our village War Memorial.

Given the cost in human life and misery it seemed, at that time, beyond comprehension that there could ever be another conflict on such a scale and the war was perceived to be "the war that ended all wars", and those who died as the heroes who sacrificed their lives to establish that 'reality'. The War Memorials were therefore a tribute to those who had paid the price for, and a symbol of commitment to, a lasting peace.

Tragically the village has since seen the addition of three village servicemen killed since the "First World War".


HISTORY - LEONARD STANLEY WAR MEMORIAL - DETAILS OF THOSE WHO DIED

FIRST WORLD WAR

H. ERIC DIXON

19 August 1917.Captain Royal Flying Corps.

Buried Fulwood (Christ Church) churchyard, Sheffield

ALFRED THOMAS SPARROW

Captain Royal Engineers

CYRIL MAXFIELD DIXON

30 August 1915. Lieutenant 4th Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment

Son of Mr. A. E & Mrs. H. B. Dixon, of Downton House.

Buried at the Talana Farm Cemetery, Belgium

Age 20.

GEORGE SMITH

Sgt. Gloucester Regiment.

A. C. SMITH

Cpl. Gloucester Regiment.

WILLIAM G BOND

11th Gloucester Regiment.

GEORGE JASPER ALDER

22 November 1917. Rifleman, 12th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles

Son of Myra Rachel and Henry Cornish Alder of The Marsh, Leonard Stanley.

Buried Cambral Memorial Cemetery, Louerval, France

Age 24. Service No: 42341

JOSEPH LONG

13th Gloucester Regiment.

THOMAS HENRY LUSTY

29 April 1918. Gunner 11th Siege Battery Royal Garrison Artillery.

Son of Gilbert and Susannah Lusty, of The Street, Leonard Stanley.

Buried in the Crouy British Cemetery, Crouy-sur-somme

Age 20. Service No: 322556

HUBERT ROBERT MALPASS POWELL

14 March 918. Private 2nd Home Service Garrison Battalion, Labour Corps. Devonshire Regiment.

Son of Enos and Elizabeth Powell, of Leonard Stanley. Husband to Lily Beatrice Powell.

Buried in the Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun, France

Age 37. Service No:45174

GILBERT R. BARNARD

July 22nd 1918. Lieutenant. 1st Battalion Cape Corps.

Died suddenly of malignant cerebral malaria.

Buried at British War Cemetery, Yerushalayim (Jerusalem District), Israel. Plot: P. 77.

PERCY SMITH

Sgt. Gloucester Regiment.

ALEC CHARLES GODSELL

25 September 1916. L/Cpl 2nd/5th Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment.

Son of William and Elizabeth Godsell, of Downton Farm.

Buried Pont-duhem Military Cemetery, La Gorgue, France

Age 21. Service No:3342

ALBERT E. CLUTTERBUCK

04 July 1918. Private 51st (Graduated) Battalion South Wales Borderers.

Son of Mrs. Eda May Clutterbuck, of The Marsh, Leonard Stanley.

Buried St. Swithun churchyard, Leonard Stanley.

Age19. Service No:TR4/6860

M. E. (FRANK) HOPKINS

26 August 1918. Sapper Royal Engineers

Buried St. Swithun churchyard, Leonard Stanley.

Service No:193189

FREDERICK STANLEY STAFFORD

14 March 1919. Gunner Royal Garrison Artillery.

Son of Alfred and Ellen Stafford, of The Marsh, Leonard Stanley

Buried St. Swithun churchyard, Leonard Stanley.

Age 28. Service No:128907

Military personnel buried in St. Swithun churchyard not recorded as Killed or Died of Disease on PLATE 1

FREDRICK R. WYMAN

2 March 1916 Royal Marine Light Infantry

Son of Watson and Frances Wyman of Seven Waters Leonard Stanley.

Buried St. Swithun churchyard, Leonard Stanley.

Age 29 Service No: PO/14182

STANLEY WEBB

29 April 1920 Hampshire Regiment

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Webb of Hill Crescent, High Street, Stonehouse.

Buried St. Swithun churchyard, Leonard Stanley.

Age 21 Service No:42712

WILLIAM H. PAYNE

24 Feb 1920 Gloucester Regiment.

Died after WW1 - circumstances unknown.

Buried St. Swithun churchyard, Leonard Stanley.

Age 33 Service No:4352.

Appears on the memorial plate 5). "GLOS. REGT."

SECOND WORLD WAR

WILFRED LUSTY

17th June 1940. Aircraftman 1st Class - Royal Air Force. Perished when the troopship HMT Lancastria was sunk by enemy bombs off St. Nazaire.

Buried Prefailles Communal Cemetery, Loire-Atlantique, France

Aged 20.

DONALD LAPAGE-NORRIS

24th August 1942. Lieutenant "D" Company. 5th Gloucestershire Battalion. Wounded at Arneke, 27th May 1940 as Allied troops withdrew to Dunkirk. Could not be evacuated due to his wounds and was captured.

Buried at the Hanover War Cemetery, Germany

NORTHERN IRELAND

LYNDON MORGAN

26th April 1988. Gunner Royal Regiment of Artillery. Pupil of Leonard Stanley School and Maidenhill. Killed by an IRA booby trap in Carrickmore, Northern Ireland.

Memorial plaque at St. Swithun churchyard, Leonard Stanley.

Aged 20.