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  • Ralph Vaughan Williams, DMus OM (1872 - 1958)
    Ralph Vaughan Williams From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Ralph Vaughan Williams OM (pronounced /ˌreɪf ˌvɔːn ˈwɪliəmz/)[1] (12 October 1872 – 26 August 1958) was an English composer of symphonie...
  • Marshal of the Royal Air Force Sir Arthur Travers Harris, 1st Baronet, GCB, OBE, AFC (1892 - 1984)
    Marshal of the Royal Air Force Sir Arthur Travers Harris, 1st Baronet, GCB, OBE, AFC (13 April 1892 – 5 April 1984), commonly known as "Bomber" Harris by the press, and often within the RAF as "Butch...
  • Raymond Edward Priestley (1886 - 1974)
    PRIESTLEY, Sir RAYMOND EDWARD (1886-1974), scientist and vice-chancellor, was born on 20 July 1886 at Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, England, second son of Joseph Edward Priestley, headmaster of Tewk...
  • Ernest Henry Wilson (1876 - 1930)
    Ernest Henry Wilson Birth date: 15 Feb 1876 Birth Place: Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire, England Date of Death: 15 Oct 1930 Place of Death: Parents Father: Henry Wilson a Railway signa...
  • Isaac Rosenberg (1890 - 1918)
    Isaac Rosenberg (1890 – 1918) "Isaac Rosenberg’s poems, such as ‘Dead Man ‘s Dump’ and ‘Break of Day in the Trenches’, have been included in every significant war anthology and have earned him a ...

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  • Gustav Theodore Holst (born Gustavus Theodore von Holst; 21 September 1874 – 25 May 1934) was an English composer, famous for his orchestral suite The Planets.
  • Edith How-Martyn (1875-1954) Born in Cheltenham; English suffragette.



  • Edward anthony Jenner (1749-1823) Born in Berkeley. The discovery of vaccination by Edward Jenner has arguably been responsible for saving more lives than any other medical advance in history. Thanks to Jenner the scourge of smallpox has been eradicated, samples of the disease now carefully stored in secure laboratories for research purposes only.



  • Laurie Lee (1914-1997) Born in Slad. English poet and writer.
  • Sir Bernard Charles Lovell (1913- ) Born in Oldham Common, Gloucestershire English astronomer and pioneer of RADAR.





  • Frederick Handley Page (1885-1962) Born in Cheltenham – Aircraft designer.
  • Captain Mark Phillips (1948 - ) Born in Tetbury, former husband of Princess Anne.



  • Robert Raikes the Elder (1690–1757), "the printer of Gloucester", founder of the Gloucester Journal, early pioneer of press freedom, buried in church of St Mary de Crypt


  • Dick King-Smith (1922- ) Born in Bitton, English author.
  • Fitzroy Somerset (1788-1855) Born in Badminton Died - English field marshal. Fought at Waterloo (1825) losing his sword arm.
  • Joseph Sturge (1793 – 14 May 1859) was an English Quaker, abolitionist and activist. He founded the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society (now Anti-Slavery International).


  • William Tyndale (c1493-1536) – Translator of the Bible into English and Martyr




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