Christchurch, Great Malvern

With the increasing popularity of Great Malvern as a spa town in the first half of the 19th Century, hotels and large houses were built to accomodate the visitors taking the water. In 1860 the Great Western Railway station was opened and the company built the grandest of these hotels, the Imperial. A tree lined road was built between the station and the town, and was named Avenue Road.

By 1865 farmland below the railway had been sold for the development of cheaper housing. A temporary church was erected next to Mill Lane School (now Malvern Parish School) in 1866, but it quickly became apparent that a permanent structure was needed. So, in 1873 Lady Foley, the lady of the manor, donated a piece of land on Avenue Road for the builing a new church which would chiefly serve the working classes – including many of those in service at the large houses and hotels in the area.

The church, designed by Barry & Sons of Liverpool to seat 700 people was built at a cost of around £9000. It was consecrated on the 28th December 1875 by the Bishop of Worcester. By the First World War the parish was one of the largest in Malvern with many imposing Victorian properties, as well as the shops and businesses at Barnards Green and many smaller houses. St Andrews, Poolbrook was a daughter church to Christ Church at the time.

Christchurch, Great Malvern

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The Memorial

The memorial, which is located on the wall of the north aisle, was made by the Bromsgrove Guild in white marble with an alabaster surround; it was completed in December 1921.

Christchurch Memorial

WW1 Memorial

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William Bertrum Bennet

30905

2nd Bn, The Devonshire Regiment

DOW France 28/5/1918

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Thomas Bowley

71800

Royal Engineers

Worcester 27/12/16

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James Henry Boucher

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William Bridge

Charles Henry Butler

Charles Henry Butler

40452

Royal Army Medical Corps

Died France 22/5/18

William Butt of Great Malvern

William Frederick Handley Butt

14228

Royal Berkshire Regiment

KIA Somme 3/9/16

William Clements of Sherrards Green, Malvern

William Richardson Clements

TF/200215

The Royal Sussex Regiment

KIA Palestine 19/4/17

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Percy William Cooper

TF/292536

Middlesex Regiment

KIA Flanders 30/9/17

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Richard Dance

The Worcestershire Regiment

KIA Flanders 10/14

Edward Dash of Malvern Common.

Edward Walter Dash

73417

The Worcestershire Regiment

Killed India 11/7/20

Herbert Ellis Davison

Herbert Ellis Davison

52506

The Worcestershire Regiment

KIA France 3/9/18

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Alfred Samuel Foster

241541

The Worcestershire Regiment

KIA 24/3/18

Arthur Edgecoombe Gillam

Arthur Edgecoombe Gillam

M2/149975

Royal Army Service Corps

4/11/18

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James Henry Goodyear

2383

The Monmouthshire Regiment

KIA France 13/10/15

John Herbert Goodyear

John Herbert ‘Jack’ Goodyear

12156

The Worcestershire Regiment

DOW Gallipoli 7/5/15

Walter Henry Hale

Walter Henry Hale

20247/242291

The Worcestershire Regiment

KIA Belgium 15/4/18

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Francis Joseph Harrison

830072

Royal Field Artillery

4/3/18

John Hicks

John Hicks

9551

The Worcestershire Regiment

KIA Flanders 12/3/15

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Charles James Willoughby Hobbs

Notts and Derbyshire Regiment

DOW Flanders 16/10/16

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William Gardner Jeynes

R/7783

The Kings Royal Rifle Corps

KIA France 16/5/15

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Daniel James Jones

18836

The Royal Warwickshire Regiment

KIA Flanders 6/9/17

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William Jones

5511

The Worcestershire Regiment

DOW Gallipoli 6/8/15

Arthur Edwin Kyte

Arthur Edwin Kyte

17803

The Gloucestershire Regiment

DOW France 29/3/18

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Fred T. Lloyd

R/5643

Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve

KIA France 25/3/18

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Frederick George Nash

13922

The Worcestershire Regiment

KIA Gallipoli 10/8/15

Harold James Parker

Harold James Parker

The Worcestershire Regiment

KIA France 15/4/18

Ralph Pritchard

Ralph Pritchard

4460 later 241473

The Worcestershire Regiment

KIA France 3/12/17

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William Alfred Rendell

15066

Somerset Light Infantry

KIA France 28/4/17

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Herbert John Rodway

17808

The Gloucestershire Regiment

Belgium 2/5/18

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Reginald Rouse

17046

The Royal Warwickshire Regiment

KIA France 7/5/18

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George Ernest Smith

66819

Royal Army Medical Corps

31/12/1917

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Jesse Spragg

38277

The Worcestershire Regiment

KIA France 26/10/1917

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Horace Stanley Sudlow

The Worcestershire Regiment

KIA France 27/3/1918

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John Henry Tandy

251965

The Essex Regiment

KIA Flanders 28/5/18

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Frank Percy Tate

94930

Royal Garrison Artillery

KIA 31/7/17

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Victor Herbert Thompson

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The Royal Warwickshire Regiment

KIA Somme 23/7/16

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Martin George Timmins

26214

The South Staffordshire Regiment

KIA Marne 9/4/18

John Walter Tipton

John Walter Tipton

1989/240266

The Worcestershire Regiment

KIA France 5/4/17

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Charles Frederick Walford

327374

Worcestershire Yeomanry

Died Egypt 2/11/16

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Victor William Webb

391469

The London Regiment

KIA France 14/4/17

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William John Whittle

2764/240625

The Worcestershire Regiment

KIA Somme 31/3/18

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Edward William Wilkinson

The Duke of Wellington's

KIA Somme 7/7/16

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Lawson Williams

469

The Royal Warwickshire Regiment

KIA France 4/6/16

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Francis Cornwall Williamson

1833

Australian Field Engineers

Died Egypt 3/4/15

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Harry Martin Windsor

112th Regiment of Engineers

Died of pneumonia 20/11/18