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'The Hero of the Rope': Cpl Gordon Seeley, 2nd KRRC

Gordon John Seeley was, in 1914, an ordinary clerk, working in a small legal office of a rural town. In 1918 he returned to home to Dursley a war hero, with a parade in his honour and his actions celebrated in the national pre…

Uley War Memorial

The war memorial in Uley is an interesting one as the stone cross on the church lawn is dedicated only to 'the men of this parish' and bears no individual names. The names of the 20 Uley fallen, as well as 13 from the…

The Dursley Gazette in the First World War

Besides the official war records and medals records, the archives of the Dursley Gazette have been my most useful resource in researching local soldiers in the First World War. Although nominally the 'Dursley' Gazette, ed…

Cam War Memorial

In the immediate aftermath of the Armistice, proposals were suggested by Cam Parish Council for a war memorial on the top of Cam Peak. A tower was suggested with flagpoles, to be made of white Portland Stone, the material favoure…

Upper Cam and St. George's Church

St. George's Church in Upper Cam is the older of the two Anglican churches in Cam. It doesn't have a war memorial of its own (it is located just down the road from the main village memorial) but does have individual me…

Lower Cam and St. Bartholomew's Memorial

War Memorial The Lower Cam war memorial was organised mainly by St. Bartholomew's Church, at the same time as the Parish Council was planning the village's main memorial. It was originally located in front of the churc…

Stinchcombe War Memorial

The war memorial in Stinchcombe is the focal point of what could be described as the centre of the small village, at the centre of the three-way junction between Echo and Wick Lanes, in front of the church. Despite the prominence…