Well know local character Richard Cale recalls
“In 1920 The War Memorial was erected in Quedgeley Churchyard and paid for by public subscription. My Grandparents, Uncle and Father were invited to the dedication. A few years ago the memorial was restored and once more our family stood just as they did all those years ago. It was a moving time for us as it was for the other families who have relatives on the memorial as well.
There are two other family names which stand out on Quedgeley’s memorial to me. My family knew them both; they were Becall and Carter. Mr Becall was Quedgeley’s first Headmaster; he came to Quedgeley in the late 1800’s and was Head to my father, aunty and uncle. His son’s name is on there. Mr Carter’s Family farmed Woolstrop Farm which is now replaced by houses but whose name lives on in the street name “Carter’s Orchard”. He finished haymaking then went and joined up his niece told me who now lives in Redmarley. The family are buried in Quedgeley Churchyard.”
There is a book of rememberance in Quedgeley Church written by Rev Stickland a previous Rector of the parish and a framed roll of honour to remember the fallen is just inside the church.
Please share with us your memories and any information you may have about the fallen who this memorial proudly remembers.