Cecil Charles James Estop
Cecil Charles James Estop was born on 16 May 1890 in Slimbridge, the fourth son of Henry Estop, a domestic gardener, and Elizabeth Emily née Powell. Home was on the Dursley road at Cambridge and by 1911 Cecil was a builder's labourer. On 6 September 1914, just a month after the outbreak of war, he married Emily Ann Hayward Meadows at St Mary's, Frampton, his occupation then being a fireman (perhaps a stoker).
The date of Cecil's enlistment with the Gloucestershire Regiment has not been traced, but it is known that he served as a private with the 10th (Service), 8th (Service) and 1/4th (City of Bristol) Battalions and was awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal. His war service is commemorated on the plaque in the village hall.
Cecil was recorded as an absent voter from a property in The Street, Frampton, throughout 1919, but had returned by 1920, the year that his wife, Emily, died. Four years later, during the summer of 1924, he married Louisa May Cripps. Cecil Charles James Estop later lived at 6 Chipman's Platt, Westend, Eastington, and he was buried in his parish churchyard of St Michael and All Angels on 5 November 1969.