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Soldiers pictured in the Cheltenham Chronicle & Gloucester Graphic

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dink999

I have recently completed the indexing of all the soldiers whose photograph appears in "The Graphic". The index includes various details about individuals, family groups and small/large soldiers groups and totals some 7500 names

The names have now been uploaded into the Gloucestershire Archives online catalogue

http://ww3.glouceste...sqCmd=Index.tcl

If you click on Search Local Studies Only and then enter Cheltenham Chronicle and Gloucestershire Graphic in the finding reference box(See below) and click Search you will get a page with Click to see overview of records on. Click on Overview of records and you will get the full A to Z list of names.

If you then click on the number next to the surname you will see further details about the soldier as shown with Private Frank Adams below.

You can of course enter a surname as well in the AnyText box to reduce the number of search results

AnyText Author Title ISBN Date FindingRef Format HeldAt

Finding Ref Cheltenham Chronicle and Gloucestershire Graphic
Held At Gloucestershire Archives
Title ADAMS, Frank M, Private,
Date 1915
EnrichingChars b&w
Format Photograph
Source Cheltenham Chronicle & Gloucestershire Graphic, 04 December
Notes 10th Gloucesters, Wounded in the knee at Loos 27 Sept 1915 now in White Cross Hospital, Warrington
Location of photograph not known Lived in Northleach,

 

The Index has now been uploaded to the Gloucestershire Remembers WW1 site within the Archives website at

 

https://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/archives/working-with-us/partnership-projects/gloucestershire-remembers-ww1/help-with-your-research-into-ww1/information-sheets-about-gloucestershire-in-ww1-compiled-by-other-researchers/

 

 

and the complete list of 7523 names can be downloaded as an excel file both in chronological order or in A to Z form. and will look like the following. There are no images online, if you find a soldier and want the image just post the details

HARRISON, C C, 2nd Lieut, Aged 23 1914 Cheltenham Chronicle & Gloucestershire Graphic, 03 October Worcestershire Regiment, KIA in France Location of photograph not known Lived in Cheltenham, HODGETTS, John William, Able Seaman, 1914 Cheltenham Chronicle & Gloucestershire Graphic, 03 October HMS Pegasus, KIA aboard HMS Pegasus Location of photograph not known Lived in Newent,

29/08/1914 POPE Critch _ Mr Cotswold Troop, Glos Yeomanry _ _ Kingscote Pictured with his wife to be, Married in Kingscote Church 25/12/1915 WILLIAMS T _ Private 2nd Gloucesters _ _ Cheltenham Wounded near Ypres 11 May 1915 still in V.A.D. Hospital, Kettering 29/08/1914 ROTHWELL _ _ _ Royal Artillery _ Cheltenham _ Cavendish House Employees joining Kitchener's Army

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museumtom

I could find names but not photographs, are they online also? Is this a catalogue of photographs available to purchase?

Cheers.

Tom.

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dink999

Sorry, no the archives are not that organised. I do have the full page images of the pictorial paper, so could easily find the photo of someone for you

Dave

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museumtom

I am a bit confused Dave, sorry about that, I do it a lot. What you are saying is that the names on that site are soldiers photographs that you have available, and will send them to whoever requests them as they are not yet online? Will they be online in the future? Will they be free?

Sorry for all the questions, old geezers like me can get away with it.

Kind regards.

Tom.

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dink999

Tom,

Yes your correct, and the way the Archives work I don't think the images will be online anytime soon, if ever and if the were the Archives would not send them out for free.

I'm happy to send an image free to any one who requests one

Dave

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museumtom

Thank you Dave. I now see where you are coming from.

Cheers.

Tom.

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Kate Wills

Hello Dave,

I wonder if you can help me.

I have used the search in combination with the British Newspaper Archive, which has digitised editions of the Cheltenham Chronicle up to 1950.

I entered 'concert party' into the search box via your link, which returned 37 results. So far so good; but none of the results concur with the available copies of the digitised Cheltenham Chronicle. Here are three examples:

FindingRef Cheltenham Chronicle and Gloucestershire Graphic

Title CAMPBELL, R J, Staff-Sergt,

Date 1917

Format Photograph

Source Cheltenham Chronicle & Gloucestershire Graphic, 05 May

Notes R.A.M.C. (T.), Named Concert party group

Photographed in Cheltenham Town Hall Abode not known,

HeldAt Gloucestershire Archives

FindingRef Cheltenham Chronicle and Gloucestershire Graphic

Title SIMPSON, H , Sergeant,

Date 1918

Format Photograph

Source Cheltenham Chronicle & Gloucestershire Graphic, 02 March

Notes D.A.G. Basrah, Pictured in an unnamed group in a concert party

Photographed in Mesopotamia Lived in Cheltenham,

HeldAt Gloucestershire Archives

FindingRef Cheltenham Chronicle and Gloucestershire Graphic

Title DREDGE, J, Lance-Corporal,

Date 1917

Format Photograph

Source Cheltenham Chronicle & Gloucestershire Graphic, 06 October

Notes Gloucesters, Named Concert Party Group

Location of photograph not known Lived in Cheltenham,

HeldAt Gloucestershire Archives

I have done word searches and looked through the printed page images, but in these and other examples from the 37 results, there are no published photographs, and no mentions so far of the names returned among the 37 promised results.

I'd really appreciate your help here, as the search results are very valuable.

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dink999

Hello,

The Cheltenham Chronicle and Gloucestershire Graphic was a weekly pictorial sister publication to the Cheltenham Chronicle newspaper that you refer to that is being digitised on the British Newspaper Archive.The Graphic as it is better known locally was published from 1901-1942.

Only very occasionally were articles/photos linked with either publication. For example the image of Pioneer W H DENHAM refers to a letter published in the Chronicle. I found the article and recorded both for reference. So you are unlikely to find many references in the Cheltenham Chronicle to the soldiers photos that I have indexed.

Hope that explains things a little better

Dave

FindingRef Cheltenham Chronicle and Gloucestershire Graphic

HeldAt Gloucestershire Archives

Title DENHAM, W H, Pioneer,

Date 1916

EnrichingChars b&w

Format Photograph

Source Cheltenham Chronicle & Gloucestershire Graphic, 16 September

Notes R.E. ex 5th Gloucesters, Letter in the Chronicle referring to picture published

Photographed in Somewhere abroad Abode not known,

FindingRef Cheltenham Chronicle and Gloucestershire Graphic

HeldAt Gloucestershire Archives

Title DENHAM, W H, Pioneer,

Date 1916

EnrichingChars b&w

Format Photograph

Source Cheltenham Chronicle & Gloucestershire Graphic, 30 September

Notes R.E. ex 5th Gloucesters, Pictured with 3 other named ex 5th Gloucesters

Photographed in Somewhere abroad Lived in Cheltenham,

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simon2

Thats quite a feat Dave.

Certainly helps with with research time. How quickly could you supply a photo of each page of the publication.

I live 5 mins away from the Archives and sometimes have to wait a week or two to find time to get over there.

Simon.

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bigronhartley

Hello Dave

I am interested in Sgt John Ashmead Grimes , I would be most grateful for a copy of the photo listed below. Thanks

Regards

Ron

FindingRef Cheltenham Chronicle and Gloucestershire Graphic

HeldAt Gloucestershire Archives

Title GRIMES, J,Sergeant,

Date 1917

EnrichingChars b&w

Format Photograph

Source Cheltenham Chronicle & Gloucestershire Graphic, 28 July

Notes Gloucesters, Pictured with 2 other named Sergeants

Location of photograph not known Lived in Gloucester,

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SteveE

Dave

Would you be able to supply a copy of the photo as described below?

FindingRef Cheltenham Chronicle and Gloucestershire Graphic

HeldAt Gloucestershire Archives

Title BROOKS, Jesse, Private,

Date 1915

EnrichingChars b&w

Format Photograph

Source Cheltenham Chronicle & Gloucestershire Graphic, 27 November

Notes 25th Royal Fusiliers, Pictured with unnamed group

Location of photograph not known Lived in Charlton Kings.

Many thanks in advance

Regards

Steve

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dink999

Sergeant J Grimes pictured in The Cheltenham Chronicle & Gloucester Graphic 28 July 1917

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dink999

Private Jesse Brooks pictured in The Cheltenham Chronicle & Gloucester Graphic 27 Nov 1915

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SteveE

Dave

Many thanks for posting the image, it's much appreciated.

Could I possibly impose on your generosity for a second time and ask for the following as well?

FindingRef Cheltenham Chronicle and Gloucestershire Graphic

HeldAt Gloucestershire Archives

Title BALDWIN, Frederick J, Private, Aged 41

Date 1915

EnrichingChars b&w

Format Photograph

Source Cheltenham Chronicle & Gloucestershire Graphic, 10 April

Notes Driscoll's Frontiersmen ex Royal Marine Light Infantry, Died in London from Spotted Fever 3 April 1915

Location of photograph not known Lived in Cheltenham,

Regards

Steve

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dink999

Private Fredk J Baldwin

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bigronhartley

Hello Dave

Many thanks for posting the image, it is much appreciated.

Regards

Ron

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Kate Wills

My thanks to Dave for images from the Gloucester Graphic.

I think we should all give him a big hand for completing a very valuable indexing project.

Any more WW1 projects in the pipeline Dave?

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SteveE

Dave

Many thanks for posting the additional image of Frederick Baldwin.

Regards

Steve

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Jim Strawbridge

Are there any obituaries or photographs re :-

Kathleen Cecilia F, BENNETT, VAD, died 16/12/20

Eleanor BREWIS, VAD, died 21/10/18

Robina Emma BREWIS, VAD, died 30/4/21

Olive FAWKES, VAD, died 26/7/16

Gertrude GEM, VAD, died 5/16

Gladys Mary GILLER, Aux.Hospitals, died 11/6/17

Helena MATTHEWS, VAD, died 4th quarter 1917

Ada Betty PARRY, VAD, died 30/6/17

Elizabeth Hannah Jane ROBERTS, WRAF, died 28/10/18

Anna Madeline SHAW, nurse, died 1st quarter 1917

Lilian Annie STEVENS, VAD, died 30/11/18

I have searched the Gloucestershire Archives to no avail. Most, but not all, I am searching for graves or anything of background information on the women.

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nicktamarensis

Hello,

I have just spotted your thread after posting something about a relative I have just discovered through researching my family on Ancestry.

I note from the Cheltenham and Gloucester records there is a photo of the man pictured with his brothers held within their archive file.

Is it possible for you to scan the pic from your own record?

He is LEONARD HENRY COX, 26, Pte. 47215 2nd Bn. Essex Regt. K.I.A. 1/9/1918.

I realise you must be inundated with requests of this nature but it would be quite something if in a sense I could 'bring back to life' someone who up to now has been quite forgotten.

Best regards,

Nick.

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dink999

Nurse Ann Madeline Shaw died 1917

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dink999

Private Leonard Cox and Brothers

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Jim Strawbridge

David, I am most grateful for your finding Anna Shaw for me. Every little helps and a photograph of her is most welcome, Jim

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dink999

Private J Rayer, MM Gloucester Regiment

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nicktamarensis

Dave,

Thank you so very much. I can't tell you how much this means.

Very best wishes to you.

Nick

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