Pte Francis George Miles VC
On The 100th Anniversary Of The Day His Gallant Actions Earned Him The
The Memorial Plaque
The Villagers, Family & Friends
Gather Prior To The Unveiling
Maj (Retd) A H (Tony) Ayres Rifles County Colonel Gloucestershire meets
the RBL- Glosters - RGBW Standard Bearers
Maj General Robin & Mrs Grist
Tony Linker Bob Townley and Alan Putteril.
Gloucester & Somerset Branch Members
Robert Walker Chairman Forest Branch (Right) with Mike
Yours truly posing with Scott McBryde
Standard Bearers From Lydney - Stroud
-Gloucester - Forest of Dean Branch
Brig. Gen. Retd) Martin Vine OBE The Last CO of 1 Glosters
With Major(Retd) Tony Ayres Meet The Current Generation
Major General Robin Grist Gave An Interesting Account Relating The Service Of Francis Miles
Children of Clearwell School Sang
'It's A Long Way To Tipperary'
These Young Descendants of The Miles
Family Who Performed the Unveiling Of The Memorial Are Interviewed By BBC
BACK BADGE REUNION 24th MARCH
Captain Manley James VC
Odiham 22 June 2018
Left - Tony Walsh Salisbury Branch. Right - Harry North
Representing the Regimental Association at the Dedication of a
Captain Manley James VCOn The 100th Anniversary
of The day his gallant actions earned him the
Henry John Waylen was a member of the
Territorial Force who fought with 1st/5th Glosters in France and
subsequently joined one of the two Glosters battalions that went to
Macedonia. There he contracted tuberculosis. He returned home, was
discharged from the Army and died in 1917. His grave was never given a
Tewkesbury Historical Society alerted the CWGC who subsequently made a
headstone which was installed by Pte Waylen’s grave in May of this year.
On 10 October the local Community officially welcomed Pte Waylen home and
a service was conducted at the graveside by the Reverend Charles Whitney.
John Sidebottom, Pte Waylen’s only surviving relative, had travelled over
from Australia and laid a floral wreath at the grave. He gave a short
talk during which he informed everyone that after shortly after their son
Henry’s death Mr and Mrs Waylen also passed away. This was in all
probability from the flu epidemic which swept the UK at the time.
Royal British Legion and Association Standards were paraded at the
Service. Wreaths were laid by the RBL, The Rifles (on behalf of the
Association) and the local community. Mr Sidebottom also laid a wooden
cross with the Glosters Back Badge at the grave.
J Waylen's relative Mr John Sidebottom
Reverend Charles Whitney officiated
3 Standard Bearers of The Rifles and RGBW
Daniel Burges VC DSO
Photos from of the unveiling (18th September 2018) of a VC Paving
Stone commemorating the actions of Lt Col Dan Burges VC DSO on 18th
September 1918 while in command of 7th Battalion, The South Wales
Borderers. Photos show Soldiers from the 1st Battalion The Royal Welsh and
Riflemen from 6 RIFLES || Major James McArthy OC A Coy 1 RIFLES ||
Brigadier James Daniel Head of Soldier Training and Special Programmes at
MOD Abbey Wood || Major General Robin Grist, alongside the Deputy Lord
Mayor of Bristol delivering his talk on Lt Col Dan Burges VC DSO || Lt Col
Gareth Davies RTR HQ South West. For the script of Major General Robin Grist’s talk read on>>>>.
Family Time To Remember As Our
Regimental Family Gather On Remembrance Sunday 2017
HRH spent Several Minutes At Our Memorial
Gathering at Horse Guards
Remembrance Sunday 2017
Gathering at Horse Guards for
Cenotaph Parade 2017
NORTHERN IRELAND VETERANS'
OPERATION BANNER ANNUAL SERVICE OF COMMEMORATION
16th September 2017
Lieutenant Hardy Parsons VC. Rishton Lancs. 21st. August 2017
On Monday 21st August 2017 a ceremony was held at Rishton,
Lancashire to mark the centenary of Second Lieutenant Hardy Parsons
of the Gloucestershire Regiment being awarded the Victoria Cross.
The ceremony culminated with the unveiling of the Parsons VC paving
In attendance were:
Vice Lord Lieutenant of Lancashire, Colonel Alan Jolley OBE TD DL.
Deputy Mayor of Hyndburn, Clr. Mohammad Ayub.
Major General(Retd) Robin Grist OBE Gloucestershire Regiment.
Contingent from Bristol University Officers Training Corps.
David Warry R&RGBW Somerset Branch – Glosters wreath layer.
John Gallager DERR.
Joe Eccles Glosters.
Chairman and Members Rishton RBL.
Standards representing RBL – Glosters – Rifles Assoc. And Standards
from other organisations.