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A list of grave monuments in St Catherine’s Church burial ground, The Leigh, Gloucestershire, England

St Catherine’s Church burial ground
The Leigh

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St Catherine’s Church burial ground, The Leigh

Notes about this burial ground

The GPR holds 100 grave and 186 person records for this cemetery.

There have been 13 requests for photographs from this cemetery.

The latest graves details for this cemetery were added on 08 November 2011

Grave Monument Photographs

Below are the names that appear on the photographs held by the GPR for St Catherine’s Church burial ground, The Leigh, Gloucestershire, England.

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The ages given on tombstone monuments are often incorrect and so dates of birth should be consided as probable rather than actual. Please also note that all ages and dates of birth in red have been calculated and are not on the monument.

The postcode for this cemetery is GL19 4AF - if you have a GPS this might be useful to locate this cemetery!

The view statistics shown below are from 8 Jan 2014 when collection of these statistics started.

Monuments 1 to 50 for St Catherine’s Church burial ground, The Leigh surnamefull namerelationshipbirth
agenotesGPR ref.viewsrequests

1AnderharHenry R Anderhar1872193967161962880
Ann Anderharwife of Henry R Anderhar1953

2ArnoldCyril Arnold19091987781619931560
Barbara Lacy Arnoldwife of Cyril Arnold1903198986

3AttwoodArther George Attwood18921947551619791670
Gladys Mary Attwoodwife of Arther George Attwood1893196269

4BevanWilliam John Bevan190310Mths161956470

5BirdJosiah Gordon Bird18871974871620161530
Malcolm John Freemangrand son of Josiah Gordon Bird1954199743

6BlagdonClara Blagdon1806186559161966490

7BrooksAnnie Brooks1854191359161968590

8BrooksMajorie Joan Brooks19231984611619982410

9BrownAlfred Brown18491877281620231180
Mary Ann Vaughanwife of Alfred Brown1852188028
Ellen Barkerson of Alfred Brown1866188014

10BrownEmma Brown1830189565161965640
John Hicks Brownhusband of Emma Brown1831189867

11BrownJoseph Brown1801186564161967730
Elizabeth Brownwife of Joseph Brown1796188286

12BuckmanJohn Buckman161960900
Mary Buckmanwife of John Buckman59

13BurstonBill Burston1920199373162034460

14ChandlerAnn Chandler18131874611619741120
James Chandlerhusband of Ann Chandler1809187869

15ChandlerHenry James Chandler18421857151619731700
James Chandlerfather of Henry James Chandler
Ann Chandlermother of Henry James Chandler
Harriett Surmansister of Henry James Chandler1844186420

16ChandlerSidney Maurice Surman Chandler1933161978490

17ClementsEllen Elsie Clements1918200284162007890
George Clementshusband of Ellen Elsie Clements1915200388

18ClissoldMartin William Clissold18351892571620222640
Emma Clissoldwife of Martin William Clissold1825189671
James Charles Clissoldson of Martin William Clissold1867188316
Cathrine Maria Paynedaughter of Martin William Clissold1857191154
Daniel Paynehusband of Martin William Clissold1845191065

19CobbGlilbert Charles Cobb1903196865162010850
Elizabeth Cobbwife of Glilbert Charles Cobb1903199592

20CoulstonAnn Coulston1813187057161954640

21CrumpGeorge Crump1921200685162005430

22DavisDavid Davis1879161946690
Mary Ann Daviswife of David Davis1870

23DruryEllen Jane Drury1880194464161935870

24DysonAlan Wedmore Dyson19001921211619751791
Dora Irena Dysonsister of Alan Wedmore Dyson1904191814
Winifred Olive Dysonsister of Alan Wedmore Dyson190719081
Florence Nightingale Dysonsister of Alan Wedmore Dyson1902193331

25FaulknerJames Faulkner1917199376162004390

26FinchJames Finch17811861801619551100
Susannah Finchwife of James Finch1773185077
John Finchson of James Finch1803183734

27FinlayKenneth Finlay19141984701619361510
Mary Elizabeth Finlaywife of Kenneth Finlay1919199273

28FreemanWilliam Charles Freeman1920200686162012820
Audrey Elizabeth Freemanwife of William Charles Freeman1923200683

29GarwareR D Garware1920194525
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WO Ramo Digamber Garware 1190419 RAFVR was an Indian Hindu who had connections with Mrs Wilson, an elderly lady who lived at Old Well Cottage in The Leigh through the Second World War. Our only memories of him are of him walking down in uniform to visit her. The Palfrey family tell how he would stunt and wave to her over her house and Wellcroft farm buildings, so giving her concern. Little is known of Mrs Wilson but she organised knitting groups there with school children making items for servicemen and left around the end of the war. WO Garware’s grave is marked with a headstone placed in The Leigh churchyard in the 1950s and is maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Church records show that Mrs Wilson died some three months afterwards but has an unmarked grave which is probably alongside his. However, more information has been found from the internet which confirms that he was forced to crash land in Spitfire P8547 after engine failure in Scotland and died in hospital the following day – 23 December 1943 aged 25. He was at the time attached to RAF 58 Operational Training Unit at RAF Kinross, Sheerdale, Clackmannon and is named on the memorial panel amongst those lost there. Other postings show that he was in the UK for studying and joined the RAF on the outbreak of the war. Also that he had UK nationality and that he was the son of Digamber Chantanan Garware and Mathubia Garware and husband of Margaret Garware of Coombe Hill. His marriage was not known of in the village but we find that he married a Margaret Mary McLaren in the Calderhead District of Lanarkshire, Scotland, sometime in 1943. This means that he was only married for a few months before his death and, as nothing can be traced for a link at Coombe Hill, it seems possible that it comes from Mrs Wilson’s address that would have been “The Leigh, Coombe Hill” in those days. It would be expected that they lived in married quarters in Scotland. Another interesting postingappears to come from the USA and refers to someone’s father’s wartime diary which reads :- Sunday 9th November 1941 Ternhill. Poor old Garware told us his woes. His father is Indian, made a lot of money and owns a car factory. G’s father has given two Spitfires to the British Government, sent G to England to join the RAF (which cost £1000) and yet G cannot get a commission although he has a degree from Bombay University. Research of the Garware name shows that Bhalchandra Diginbar G was the pioneering industrialist not Diginbar Chatanam buit Ramo may have been closely related to the famous Bhalchandra who became Sheriff of Bombay in 1959 and founded many charitable trusts, schools and colleges. The Garware group of companies can be found thriving today around the Mumbai area. Another interesting link comes from the fact that Spitfire P8547 was a presentation aircraft known as “Indian Posts”. Ternhill is still an airfield in Shropshire.

30GilderHazel Louise Gilder1982199513161988950

31GreenBeryl Green19221977551619891000
Derek Haddon Greenhusband of Beryl Green1922198765

32HR H1664162032620
E Hunknown1649

33HackforthJane Diane Hackforth1948200052162026500

34HamptonAnn Hampton17681830621619531060
John Vernonson of Ann Hampton1806184741

35HancockJames Hancock17601828681619451942
Elizabeth Hancockwife of James Hancock72

36HarrisJoan Harris1938199254162008760

37HawkinsJane Hawkins1952200250162011820

38HiggsHarris Higgs1725180176161943521

39HiggsMary Higgs1723179875161942950

40HollowayA A L Holloway1921199877162018540

41HopkinsEliza Hopkins18241894701620291081
George Hopkinshusband of Eliza Hopkins1825190378

42HoweHenry Thomas Howedied 186? Aged 4mths161940530

43HoweWilliam Howe1800186666161938360

44HunterAlan Baird Hunter19212009881620061060

45JeffriesTed Jeffries1922198664162009530

46JonesTabitha Dorcas Jones1819184728161963560

47LaitHarry Lait1891196170161990500

48LakeWilliam John Lake18801911311620241110
Mary Ann Lakenot given of William John Lake1855193075

49LeachRichard Leach1770183767161941910
Elizabeth Leachwife of Richard Leach1831

50MillsColin Henry Mills19551619921670
Florence Virginia Millsnot given of Colin Henry Mills1965
Vera Lilian Haywardnot given of Colin Henry Mills1995

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