LEST WE FORGET
Frank Harry Bowstead, Able Seaman on HMS Powerful, son of Charles and Sabina Bowstead of Arle Cottage, Tewkesbury Road, Cheltenham. He died on 6th October 1918, aged 18 John Charles Faulkner, Sgt. in the Infantry. Prior to the War, he and his brothers were miners in Wales and they enlisted when war broke out and were all killed within four months of each other. The family formerly lived at The Old School House, Arle. John was killed on the Somme but has no known grave. He left a widow, Mary, who later remarried.
Victor Charles Godwin
Albert F. Ivin
Victor Charles Godwin, R.M.L. was wounded in action in October 1917 and hospitalised. When he recovered, he rejoined and was killed in action on September 27th 1918. He was the son of Mr and Mrs A. Godwin of Tichborne Villa, Hesters Way and sadly missed.
Driver E. Howell, R.F.A. was wounded on May 20th 1917 and was sent to Tardebigge Hospital, Reddich. He was the husband of Mrs Howell and the only son of Mr and Mrs T. Howell of Hesters Way
Private H. Humphries, 11th Essex Regiment (late R.F.A.) was invalided from France with bronchitis and Bright's Disease and moved to Reading Hospital. He was the only son of Mr and Mrs W. Humphries of Arle. He had a brother, also in the army.
John Hutchings, Commander R.N. (H.M.S. Natal) had lived at The White House in Arle and was the son of Mr C. Hutchings. He was accidentally killed along with 25 officers and 380 ratings on 30th December 1915 when a fire broke out on board and the ship was blown up in the explosion which followed. Sadly Mrs Hutchings who was on board died too.
Albert F. Ivin, Pte. 8th Glos. Regt. was killed in action in France on 3rd July 1916. He was the son of William and Emily Ivin of Hesters Way. Private George Partridge of the 10th Glos. Regt. was wounded on October 13th 1915 in France and sent to Lord Derby's Hospital in Warrington, Lancs. He was the son of Mr and Mrs Partridge of Hesters Way.
Private W. A. Peart of the 10th Glos. Regt. was officially reported missing since 13th October 1915 whilst in action in France. He was one of four serving sons of Mr and Mrs Peart of Bank Cottages, Arle, and husband of Mrs. Peart of 41 Burton Street, Cheltenham.
Private Harry Peart of the 5th Batt. (CEF) formerly of Bank Cottages, Arle, was killed in action in France on 30th September 1916, aged 35. He had emigrated to Canada prior to the war and volunteered at Regina, Saskatchewan for the Canadian Expeditionary Force on 13th November 1915. He was the brother of the above.
Driver F. Peart, Motor Transport, brother of the above fortunately survived the war. Corporal J. Peart, also brother of the above, served in France, but he too survived the war.
Stephen Betteridge & Charlie Booth
Private Sidney Thomas Stephens, Royal West Kent Regt. Served in France and was wounded in action and died at the stationary hospital at Bethune. He was son of William and Florence Stephens of Arle End Cottages.
Another Arle man, Chief P.O. John William Booth, son of Mr and Mrs S Booth of Arle in April 1916 married a neighbour's daughter, Alice Isabell Betteridge and returned to Arle after the war.
We should never forget these brave men of Arle, many of whom gave their lives in that first terrible war, 'the war to end all wars'. Sadly this was not to be and their sacrifices were in vain.