This commemorative book has only been made possible through the assistance, financial and otherwise, of the following organisations and interested parties, to whom the author is very grateful.
Eastleach Parish Council
Cotswold District Council
Ernest Cook Trust
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The War Memorials Trust
The Soldiers of Gloucester Museum archivist David Read
Gloucestershire County Archives
Allison Murray and Jules Baskin for the cover design.
Nick Allen for his drawing of the war memorial.
Ted Adams, Julie Delamain, Maureen Bower, JudyBranston and Lucy O’Shaughnessy, who all contributed in their different ways tothe research.
Clive Reynard for his publishing expertise.
Paul O’Shaughnessy, a very long-suffering and patient husband, who has driven many miles through the battlefields of France and provided a great deal of emotional and technical support throughout this project.
Thanks should also go to Mr.& Mrs. Deryck Arkell for the use of Bouthrop Barn on Remembrance Sunday, 9th November 2014, when the restored War Memorial will be re-dedicated and this publication will be distributed to each household in the village and others who have an interest in the contents. Jackie has also worked tirelessly to organise the British Legion Poppy Appeal in the village for many years and has been successful in raising many thousands of pounds.
Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the brief biographies in this book but the author would be very grateful to be informed of any inaccuracies or significant omissions.