We remember those former Gloucester City players who gave their tomorrows so that we may have our today.

These were volunteers or conscripts who had hopes and aspirations like many young supporters today. All participants of war bid farewell to their loved ones. This is the truth about remembrance, behind every name that falls is a mother, father, wife, children, siblings or friends, to whom that person was or remains extremely precious. They all died serving their country.

There are 24 Gloucester City players among them.


Corporal John ACTON, Australian Corps Signal Company

Private Archibald BARRETT, Army Cyclist Corps

2nd Corporal Archibald BLAND, Australian Engineers

Lieutenant Reginald DANKS, Royal Flying Corps

Corporal Henry DAVOLL, Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry

Lieutenant Herbert ELLIS, Royal Gloucestershire Hussars

Corporal William INGLES DCM, Gloucestershire Regiment

Private John LANE, Gloucestershire Yeomanry Corps of Hussars

Staff Quartermaster Sergeant Martin LEWIS, Canadian Army Pay Corps

Private Oliver LUCAS, Devonshire Regiment

Lance Corporal John MACFARLANE, Royal West Kent Regiment

2nd Lieutenant Thomas TRUMAN, Royal Army Service Corps

2nd Lieutenant Ronald TURNER, Essex Regiment


Frederick FIGGURES, Civilian

Driver Ernest FOOTE, Royal Army Service Corps

Sergeant Clifford HARTSHORNE, Royal Engineers

Private James NEALE, Gloucestershire Regiment

Private Wilfred SHAW, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders

Sapper George SILVEY, Royal Engineers


Private John CHADBORN, Cape Town Police

Captain Brian LANE, Army Veterinary Corps

Private Alexander SPENCE, Gloucestershire Imperial Yeomanry

Driver Harold WAKEMAN, Royal Army Service Corps


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