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
WE WILL REMEMBER THEM
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