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FALFIELD - Pale brown or fallow open land'. Old English fecal + field.
Taken from A Dictionary of Place-Names Oxford University Press, © A.D. Mills 1998.

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Name:


Date Born:

Circa 1926 in Falfield (His birth was registered in Thornbury during the 3rd quarter of 1926)

Birth Place:

Unknown

Date of Death:

1st April 1945 aged 19 years

Fate:

Died on the battlefield

Rank

Private

Regiment:

King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. 1st Battalion Hereford Regement

Service No:

1480839

Duty Location:

Western Europe Campaign

Buried:

Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany Plot 61. F. 8.


Medals:


1939 - 1945 Star.  France and Germany Star. War Medal 1939 - 1945







The 1939–45 Star was a campaign medal of the British Commonwealth, awarded for service in the Second World War. The medal was awarded for operational service between 3rd September 1939 and 2nd September 1945. To qualify for this medal, members of the Royal Navy had to complete 6 months service in areas of active operations. For the Army, they had to have served 6 months in an operational command. If they were airborne troops, they could qualify by participating in an airborne operation, and had completed 2 months in a fully operational unit.

The France & Germany Star was awarded for operational service in France, Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, and Germany from 6/6/1944 (D-Day) to 8/5/1945.

The War Medal 1939–1945 was a British decoration awarded to those who had served in the Armed Forces or Merchant Navy full-time for at least 28 days between 3 September 1939 and 2 September 1945

Parents:

Herbert George and Edith Anstey (nee King)

Military Information:

Currently there is no detailed information available

Other Information

 Cuthbert’s father George Anstey was buried in St George’s Churchyard on 9th April 1955 aged 61 in Row N03

The following has been translated from a German web site: www.weltkriegsopfer.de
Son of Herbert George and Edith Anstey, from Falfield, Gloucestershire. The following 18 soldiers from the unit of Cuthbert Anstey also died on 04.01.1945 and was also buried in this cemetery: Private Carpenter, Private Chapman, Corporal Cole, Private Degenhard, Private Dowler, Lance Corporal Foster, Lance Corporal Longdon, Private Marshall, Lance Corporal Mitchell, Private Moloney, Private Onions, Private Portch, Serjeant Raines, Lance Corporal Redstone, Private Smith, Lieutenant Spittall, Private Sullens, Private Young.

Credits: St George’s  Burial Records, Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Ancestry website, forces-war-records.co.uk, If anyone believes that any of the information above is incorrect or has information to add to Cuthbert Anstey then please email webmaster@falfield.org.uk

CUTHBERT ANSTEY The Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany The headstone of Private Cuthbert Anstey The 1939-45 War Medal

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