SOUTHEND + PRITTLEWELL "ROLLS OF HONOUR"


Last updated  14.10.2017                                                                           Contact email southend19141918@yahoo.co.uk


Chapters for this section:-

1.Southend "Roll of Honour" , Priory Park Refectory, Victoria Avenue , Southend.

2.Prittlewell "Roll of Honour", South Porch , St.Marys Church , Victoria Avenue , Prittlewell.


1.SOUTHEND “ROLL OF HONOUR”  hanging on internal wall, The Refectory, Priory Park,Southend.

 

ABBOTT George  Private, Lancashire Fusiliers. Had lived lived at Marine Parade , Southend. Husband of Emily Frances Abbott, 23, North Road, Westcliff-on-Sea.  Died  28.6.1915. Aged 28. With no known grave he is commemorated at HELLES MEMORIAL PANEL 58-72, or  218-219,GALLIPOLI,TURKEY. He is also commemorated on the Great War Memorial Board, St.Marks Church, Southend.

 

ABBOTT William  Private, 6th Battalion Essex Regiment . Died(16) 18.9.1915 Aged 20 at Pieta Hospital, Malta of wounds received at Gallipoli. Buried at GRAVE  B. XI. 3. PIETA MILITARY CEMETERY , MALTA. Malta was used as  hospital station for the forces  serving in  Salonika + Gallipoli.

 

ABLIN Charles W.  Sapper Royal Engineers. Only son of Ethel and the late William Ablin of  11, Leighton Avenue , Leigh-on-Sea. Died of pneumonia 11.11.1918 , the day the Ceasefire was declared and hostilities stopped. Aged 22. Buried at MONT HUON  MILITARY CEMETERY, Le Treport, France  GRAVE VII  N  11A. FRANCE. Le Treport, 25k north  east of Dieppe was used as a major hospital centre. He was a former pupil of Southend High School for Boys. He is commemorated on the family grave, Leigh Cemetery, London Road, Leigh-on-Sea.

 

ABREY James  Rifleman, 12th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles. Died of wounds 18.8.1917 aged 38(37). Husband of M.H.Abrey, 4 Bournes Green, Southchurch. Buried BRANDHOEK NEW MILITARY CEMETERY 3, BELGIUM, GRAVE II  E 23.

 

ACRES Stanley  Corporal, Army Service Corps. Son of Mr. + Mrs. Acres , 5, Gordon Road, Southend. Died 10.1.(1917)1918 Aged 31. Buried at ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION , ROUEN, GRAVE P  V  N  8A , FRANCE.

 

ADAMS Alfred   Boatswain, Mercantile Marine, ss “Bagdale”. Lived at 13, Maldon Road, Southend. Died 1.5.1917. Aged 22. He  is commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, LONDON.(See Chapter “Loss of Lives at Sea” for  ss “Bagdale” incident.)

 

ADAMS Fred  Sergeant, Essex Regiment. Son of Mrs. A. Adams, 13, Maldon Road, Southend. Died 23.10.1916. Aged 37. With  no known grave he is commemorated at THIEPVAL MEMORIAL , SOMME , PIER + FACE 10D , FRANCE.

 

ADAMSON Ernest Gramholt Bluck Larnie. Private, Royal Fusiliers. Son of  William + Amy Adamson ,”Innsbruck”, 37, Burdett   Avenue, Westcliff . Died 9.7.1916 Aged 20 and with no known grave is commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, SOMME ,  PIER + FACE 8C,9A + 16A.FRANCE.  On enlistment he used the alias “ GRAMOLT”. He is also commemorated on the family grave, Sutton Road Cemetery, Southend-on-Sea. His cousin CYRIL GRAMOLT CRICKETT - who is listed below - enlisted and served as SIDNEY GRAMOLT. Their mothers were sister whose maiden name was GRAMOLT.

 

AGER Albert James. Private, Welsh Regiment. Son of Mr.A. + Mrs. Jane Ager, 7 , Sutton Road, Southend. Died 14.9.1914 Aged 19. With no known grave he is commemorated on LA FERTE-SOUS-JOUARE MEMORIAL, FRANCE. He is also commemorated on the family grave, Sutton Road Cemetery, Southend.

 

AGER Morris G.  Private, Royal Fusiliers . Son of George Ager , 10, High Street , Southend . Died 9(10).7.1916  Aged 22. With no known grave he is commemorated on ARRAS MAMORIAL, Bay 3. FRANCE . His name is also included on a Memorial Plaque in the east porch entrance of the Central Baptist Church, Clarence Road.

 

ALABASTER William (MILITARY MEDAL) Sgt. Australian Infantry. He had emigrated to Australia prior to the outbreak of hostilities and then enlisted in the Australian Infantry to defend the “Mother” country. Son of Edwin + Elizabeth Alabaster, of Westcliff. Died 5.4.1918 aged 27. GRAVE DOURLENS COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXT.1. SOMME, FRANCE.  REF. VI  D  31.

 

ALDER Harold  B.  Sgt. London Regiment .Only  son of  Francis + Mary Alder ,”Roselea” 33, Anerley Road, Westcliff. Died of wounds 25.5.1915 Aged 23. GRAVE BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY , REF VIII  A  44. Boulogne was used  as the chief hospital area for casualties in the Flanders/France hostilities. He was a former pupil of Southend  High School for boys.

 

ALDRED  Albert E.  Private , Machine Gun Corps.  Lived in Westcliff-on-Sea. Died of wounds  24(26).10.1918 Aged 20. Buried at   ROCQUIGNY-EQUANCOURT ROAD BRITISH CEMETERY , MANANCOURT , GRAVE XIII  A  14  1, FRANCE.

 

ALDRIDGE Ernest J.  Rifleman, London Regiment. Died(25)27.12.1917 and is buried JERUSALEM WAR CEMETERY. GRAVE REF. O 42.  Palestine (now Israel) was part of the Ottoman Empire and not entered by the Allies until Dec.1916.

 

ALEXANDER  Arthur E. Rifleman, Royal Irish Rifles. Lived in Thorpe Bay. Died  22.11.1917  Aged 25. With no known grave he is commemorated at  CAMBRAI MEMORIAL , LOUVERVAL , PANEL 10 , FRANCE.

ALEXANDER David F.  Private, Prince of Wales’s Own Civil Service Rifles. Lived with his aunt Miss Fraser, “Doris Villa”, 44, Harcourt Avenue, Southend. Died 25.8.1918 Aged 19. Buried at BRAY VALE BRITISH CEMETERY , BRAY-SUR-  SOMME, GRAVE I. A. 6 , FRANCE. He is also commemorated on the family grave in Leigh Cemetery, London Road, Leigh. His mother's name was Frances.

 

ALEXANDER Harold John. 2nd Lieutenant,  London Regiment. Son of Mr. + Mrs. J. W. Alexander, “Arima” , Ailsa Road, Westcliff and husband of Laura Alexander, 101, Baxter Avenue , Southend. Died 25.7.1918 Aged 28. With no known Grave he is commemorated at POZIERES MEMORIAL, SOMME, FRANCE , PANELS 86 + 87.

 

ALLEN Percy 2nd Lieutenant, Royal Field Artillery , 59th Brigade. Son of Thomas + Frances Allen,“Allenholme” , Duke of Manchester Drive, Leigh. Died 4.10.1917 age 21.Having been wounded at Gallipoli he was transferred to the Army Service

Corps and died whilst manning  a forward observation post at Poelcappellle. With no known grave he is commemorated at TYNE COR MEMORIAL , BELGIUM. PANEL 4-6 + 62.

 

ANDERSON Cecil A. Private, 11th Battalion Essex Regiment. Son of John + Emily Anderson, 13, Pleasant Road, Southend. Died 21.8.1916.Aged 18. Buried at HAMEL MILITARY CEMETERY , BEAUMONT-HAMEL , SOMME. GRAVE  I  D  35.FRANCE.

 

ANDERSON Edward E.(Ernest E.) Sapper, Royal Engineers. Son of Charles Anderson , 263, North Road, Southend. Died (10)11.12.1915 aged 24. Buried at LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY,  GRAVE C  24A.BELGIUM.He was a former pupil of Southend High School for Boys and had played for Southend United F.C.

 

ANDERSON Walter Bernard. Private, Argyll + Sutherland Highlanders. Lived at “Taylorville” , Beach Avenue , Leigh-on-Sea. Died  26.3.1918  Aged 23. Buried at ARTILLERY WOOD CEMETERY , YPRES , GRAVE II  C  14 , BELGIUM.

 

ANDERSON William A.(Albert.W.) Private, Queens Royal West Surrey Regiment. Son of Mr + Mrs Anderson , 3, Mill Cottages , Prittlewell. Died of influenza , 23.11.1918 Age 42. Buried at MONTECCIO PRECALCINO COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION , GRAVE PLOT 9 ROW B GRAVE 2. ITALY.

 

ANDERSON  William C. Private 22nd Battalion London Regiment. Son of Samuel + Louisa Anderson, 27,Station Avenue, Prittlewell. Died 7.6.1917 aged 21. With no known grave he is commemorated at MENIN GATE, YPRES, BELGIUM , PANEL 52-54.

 

ANDREWS  George J. Private, Royal Fusiliers. Educated at Brewery Road School he lived at 72, Guildford Road , Southend. Died 17.2.1917  Aged 26. With no known grave he is commemorated at THIEPVAL MEMORIAL , SOMME , PIER+FACE 8C,9A+16A , FRANCE.

 

APPLETON  Richard  W. Private, The Buffs, East Kent Regiment. Son of Ernest + Rose Apleton, “Winters  Bungalow”, Oldbury Road, Southchurch.. Died 8.10.1918 Aged 19. Buried SUCRIERE CEMETERY, ABLAIN, ST.NAZAIRE  ,GRAVE VII   8. FRANCE.

 

ARBER  Archibald G.  2nd Lieutenant, Border Regiment , Highland Light Infantry. Son of Henry + Sophia Arber, 184, Shaftesbury Avenue, Southend. Died 21.10.1915 Aged 25. Buried PINK FARM CEMETERY , HELLES, GALLIPOLI , TURKEY. GRAVE  IV  A  15.

He is also commemorated on the family grave, Holy Trinity Church, Southchurch.

 

ARMITAGE Stanley  Sgt. 2nd. Canadian Mounted Rifles. Son of Mrs. H.A.Armitage of Southend. Husband of Florence Armitage, 5, Nelson Terrace, Westward Ho, Devon. Died 30.9.1906 Aged(26)27 Buried REGINA TRENCH CEMETERY, GRANDCOURT , SOMME. FRANCE, GRAVE  VI  C  27.

 

ARMSTRONG Victor S.  Private, Australian Infantry. Lived in Seaview Road , Leigh-on-Sea and later, Cromer Road,  Southend. Died 1.8.1915  Aged 27. With no known grave he is commemorated at LONE PINE MEMORIAL, GALLIPOLI ,  REF 21 , TURKEY.

 

ARNOLD Charles F.  Private, Royal Fusiliers. Son of Mr + Mrs R. Arnold , 39, Kilworth Avenue, Southend. Died  14.11.1916 Aged 24. With no known grave he is commemorated at THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, SOMME , PIER +  FACE 8C,  9A+ 16A, FRANCE.

 

ARRO(A)L James Harding.  Private, Machine Gun Corps. Son of William + Ruth Arral, 25, Dowsett Avenue, Southend Died 11.4.1917. aged 20. With no known grave he is commemorated at ARRAS MEMORIAL , FRANCE, BAY 10. He was a former pupil of Southend High School for boys and is also commemorated on the family garve, Sutton Road Cemetery, Southend.


ATTRIDGE  Albert B. Private, Essex Regiment. Son of James Attridge , Castle Terrace, Church Hill, Leigh. Died 1.7.1916 Aged 20. With no known grave he is commemorated at THIEPVAL MEMORIAL , SOMME, FRANCE, PIER + FACE 10D.

 

ATTWOOD Stanley A. Lieutenant London Regiment. Son of William + Deborah Sarah Attwood, 24, St.Vincents Road, Westcliff. Died 3.10.1918 Aged 28. Buried RATION FARM CEMETERY , LA CHAPELLE D’ARMENTIERES, FRANCE, GRAVE VI  D  10. He was a former pupil of Southend High School for boys. He is also commemorated on the family grave, Suttopn Road Cemetery, Southend-on-Sea.

 

AUSTING Ernest A.P. Private R.A.M.C. Lived in Westcliff-on-Sea. Died of wounds 5.6.1917. Aged 24. Buried POPERINGHE NEW MILITARY  CEMETERY, BELGIUM. GRAVE II  C  18. He was a former pupil of Southend High School for Boys.

 

AVERY Clare  H. Captain, Essex Regiment. Son of Mr. W.H.Avery , Bournemouth Park Road, Southend. Died of wounds, 11.4.1917.Aged 24. Buried at AUBIGNY COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, GRAVE VI A  5, FRANCE. He was a former pupil of Southend High School for Boys.

 

AYRIS Norman  Lieutenant, Royal Engineers.Lived at 11, Cambridge Road, Southend. Employee of Southend Waterworks Company. Died 31.12.1915 (1.1.1916) Aged 24. Buried at CHAPELE-D’ARMENTIERES NEW MILITARY CEMETERY ,GRAVE C 8 FRANCE.

 

AXCELL Arthur E. Lance Corporal, Essex Regiment. Son of Thomas Axcell, of Essex. Died 13(14).9.1915 Aged 20. Buried SUCRIERE CEMETERY COLINCAMPS, SOMME, FRANCE.GRAVE II  C  5

 

BACHELL William P. Gunner, Royal Garrison Artillery. Son of Mr + Mrs W.J.Bachell and husband of Grace Bachell, 10, St. Vincents Road, Westcliff. Died 1(2).2.1918 Aged 28. Buried at VLAMERTINGHE NEW MILITARY CEMETERY , BELGIUM , GRAVE XIII  H  9

 

BACON Arthur F. Corporal, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment.Son of  Walter + Minnie Bacon of Southend. Died of wounds 5.6.1917.  Aged  32. Buried at BAILLEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION (NORD) , GRAVE III  B  234 ,   FRANCE.

 

BACON Thomas   Private, Northamptonshire Regiment. Son of William J + Anne 134, North Road , Southend. Died 4.6.1915 Aged 19. With no known grave he is commemorated at PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL , PANEL 7 ,  BELGIUM.

 

BACON William  Rifleman, 25th Battalion King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Husband of M.C.Bacon , 129 , Glendale Gardens , Leigh. Died 9.9.1918 Aged 30. Buried ST.VENENT-ROBECQ ROAD BRITISH CEMETERY , FRANCE GRAVE IV  A  17

 

BACON William G. Private, Royal Sussex Regiment Son of Henry + Elizabeth Bacon, 31, Avenue Terrace Westcliff. Died 25.9.1917 Aged 19. With no known grave he is commemorated at TYNE COT MEMORIAL BELGIUM .PANEL 86-88.

 

BAILEY  Arthur H. Private, Queen’s Own  Royal West Kent Regiment. Only son of  Mrs Bailey, 12, Ilfracombe Road, Southchurch. Died of wounds  1.5.1918 Aged 19. Buried at CROUY BRITISH CEMETERY , CROUY-SUR SOMME, GRAVE  I  D  17 , FRANCE.

 

BAILEY George W. Musician, Royal Marines.Lived in Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 11.1.1918 having been taken ill aboard HMS “Malaya” Aged 39. The Roll of Honour records that  he is buried at SOUTHEND (SUTTON ROAD) CEMETERY  I can find no record of him on C.W.G.C. website..

 

BAKER  Albert   Essex Regiment. Son of Mr. + Mrs  J.A .Baker, of Southend. Died 13.9.1914.Aged 18. With no known grave he is commemorated at LA FERTE-SOUS-JOUARE MEMORIAL ,  SEINE-ET-MARNE , FRANCE.

 

BAKER  Albert  Private, 2nd Battalion Scots Guards.Brother of  Frederick John Baker who also fell. Son of Mr. + Mrs. G Baker 29, Park Street, Southend.  Died(3) 8.2.1917 Aged 25. Buried SAILLY-SAILLISEL  BRITISH CEMETERY, FRANCE.


BAKER  Albert C. Lance Sergeant, 2nd Battalion Scots Guards.Brother of  James T.Baker who also fell. Son of James + Ellen Baker, 14, Elmer Avenue, Southend. Died 18.12.1914 Aged (22) 23. With no known grave he is commemorated at PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL , BELGIUM , PANEL 1.His name also appears on a Memorial Plaque in the east entrance to the Central Baptist Church, Clarence Road.

 

BAKER  Benjamin  W.  Private, London Rifle Brigade. Former Classics master at Southend High School for Boys .Died 16.4.1917  Aged 36. Buried at WARLINCOURT-HAULTE BRITISH CEMETERY , HAULTE , GRAVE  VII H  14 , FRANCE.

 

BAKER Frederick  J. Rifleman, Rifle Brigade. Brother of Albert Baker who also fell. Son of Mr + Mrs. Baker, 29, Park Street , Southend.  Died 6.7.1915. Aged 21.Buried at TALANA FARM CEMETERY , YPRES , GRAVE  I  C  9 , BELGIUM.

BAKER  Horace M. Corporal, London Regiment. Son of Alfred + Edith Baker,”Rothwell” 306, Burnham Road, Leigh-on-Sea. Died (5) 6.5.1917 Aged 26. With no known grave he is commemorated at ARRAS MEMORIAL ,  BAY 9. FRANCE.

 

BAKER  James T. Sapper, Royal Engineers , Brother of  Albert C. Baker who also fell. Son of Mr. + Mrs. J.A Baker, Southend. Died 28.9.1917 Aged 28. Buried at BUFFS ROAD CEMETERY, BELGIUM GRAVE E 37. His name also appears on a Memorial Plaque in the east entrance of the central Baptist Church,Clarence Road.

 

BAKER John E. Private, Middlesex Regiment. Son of Willaim + Mary Baker, 40, Pleasant Road, Southend. Died 26.9.1917.Aged 28. With no known grave he is commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL , YPRES , BELGIUM. PANEL 113-115.

 

BAKER  William. Lance Sergeant, Royal Fusiliers. Lived in Leigh.Died 31.8.1918 Aged 43. Buried at H.A.C. CEMETERY, ECOUST-ST.MEIN, GRAVE 1  B  19, FRANCE.

 

BALCHIN William Henry. Gunner, Royal Field Artillery. Husband of Mrs. Balchin, 438, London Road, Southend. Died of wounds  27(30).11.1917  Aged 38. Buried at DOZINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, GRAVE   XIV E  22 , BELGIUM.

 

BANKS  Victor E.  Corporal, Essex Regiment. Son of Septimus + Miriam Banks, “Ascania”, Lynton Road  Hadleigh. Died 6.8.1915 Aged 18. Buried at TWELVE TREE COPSE CEMETERY  , GALLIPOLLI , TURKEY. MEMORIAL A 34.

 

BANWELL John  Lance Corporal, 4th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Son of Arthur + Caroline Banwell, 23, Tudor Road, Prittlewell. Died 12.5.1918 Aged 24. Buried MESNIL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, FRANCE.  REF  I   A.  2.

 

BARBER Sidney Morpeth. Lance Corporal, London Rifle Brigade. Son of William + Sarah Barber, 31, Britannia Road, formerly of 21, Pembury  Road, Westcliff . Died 14.10.1918 Aged 19. Buried LIEVIN COMMUNAL CEMETERY  EXTENSION , FRANCE. REF II  A  14. He is also listed on the LINDISFARNE COLLEGE MEMORIAL STONE, ST.MARY'S CHURCH, RUABON, CLWYDD, WALES.

 

BARBER  William (C.W.G.C. RECORDS THAT THIS WAS AN ALIAS AND THAT HIS TRUE SURNAME WAS  “COX.”  ACCORDING TO THE SOUTHEND ROLL OF HONOUR AND OTHER RECORDS THE SURNAME OF BARBER IS CORRECT) Corporal, Royal Scots Regiment.Lived at 14, Gossett Avenue, Prittlewell. Died 26.8.1914  Aged 25. With no known grave he is commemorated at LA  FERTE-SOUS-JOUARRE MEMORIAL , FRANCE. He is also commemorated on the LINDISFARNE COLLEGE MEMORIAL STONE, RUABON, WREXHAM, WALES. 


BAREHAM  Charles W. Private, Army Service Corps. Son of Mr. C.W.Bareham , 20, Richmond Street , Southchurch. Died of cerebro-meningitis, whilst in training at Woolwich, 11.5.1916  Aged 24.  Buried at GREENWICH CEMETERY, SCREEN WALL 3 , GEN. B 102, LONDON

 

BARKER  Ernest V. Private, Royal Army Medical Corps. Son of Mr.Barker, 25, St.Leonards Road, Southend. Died 28.11.1917 , Aged 25, having married Matilda Plummer in Greenwich whilst home on leave in September 1917. Buried at ORIVAL WOOD CEMETERY, FLESQUIERES, GRAVE  II  A  15, FRANCE.

 

BARKHAM Frank  A.  Gunner, Royal Garrison Artillery. Lived at 152, Salisbury Avenue, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died  of pneumonia 29.6.1918.Aged 32. Buried ESQUELBECQ  MILITARY CEMETERY, GRAVE  REF III  A 21, FRANCE.

 

BARK(H)AS  Frederick J.  Acting Corporal, Essex Regiment. Son of Mr.+ Mrs. Barkhas , 33, St.Helen’s Road, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 18.9.1918 Aged 21, Buried at EPEHY WOOD FARM CEMETERY , GRAVE  I  E  3  FRANCE.

 

BARLEY  Leslie W.  Private, Essex Regiment. Son of Mr + Mrs A.S.Barley, 10, Canewdon Road, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 18.10.1916. Aged 21. With no known grave he is commemorated at THIEPVAL MEMORIAL , FRANCE. PIER + FACE 10 D

 

BARNABY George  Driver, Royal Field Artillery. Son of  Mr. + Mrs. G.Barnaby of Rochford. Died 1.9.1916 Aged 20. Buried at ECOIVRES MILITARY CEMETERY , MONT-ST-ELOI, FRANCE. REF  III  E  8

 

BARNARD Frank  Private, Northamptonshire Regiment. Lived at 30, Lambert Street, Southend. Died of blood poisoning, 30.11.1917  Aged 18. Buried at TINCOURT NEW BRITISH CEMETERY , GRAVE III  B  2 , FRANCE.

 

BARNARD Joseph (Jack) Gunner, Royal Horse Artillery . Son of Joseph + Eliza Barnard, 24, Chelmsford Avenue, Southend. Died of septic poisoning in hospital at Shooters Hill,London.18.6.1916 Aged 24. Buried HORNDON – ON- THE – HILL (SS.PETER + PAUL CHURCHYARD)  ESSEX.

 

BARNES Clifford G.   Sergeant, Royal Garrison Artillery. Son of William + Suzie Barnes, 15, Ruskin Avenue, Southend. Died 12.6.1917. Aged 22. Buried PONT D’ACHELLES MILITARY CEMETERY, DIEPPE, FRANCE REF.  II  B  12.

 

BARNES  George   Private, Border Regiment. Son of William + Matilda Barnes. Husband of Eliza Barnes, “Arthur Villa” Shakespeare Drive, Westcliff. Died 23.4.1917 Aged 28(29). He has no known grave and is commemorated at ARRAS MEMORIAL , BAY 6.

 

BARNES  Herbert P.  Stoker, 1st Class, H.M.S. “Hawke”. Died 15.10.1914 and is commemorated at CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL REF. 4.  (See Chapter “Lives Lost at Sea” for H.M.S.”Hawke” incident).Also commemorated on a  PLAQUE,  ST. NICHOLAS CHURCH, CANEWDON.

 

BARNES  Leonard Harry  Rifleman, London Regiment. Son of Harry + Ada Barnes, 28, Cossington Road, Westcliff  Died 28.4.1915 (5.5.1915) Aged 20.With no known grave he is commemorated at YPRES(MENIN  GATE) MEMORIAL,  BELGIUM, PANEL 54. He is also listed on the LINDISFARNE COLLEGE MEMORIAL, ST.MARY'S CHURCH, RUABON, WREXHAM, WALES. He is also commemorated on the family grave, Sutton Road Cemetery, Southend.

 

BARNES  William   Private, The Buffs East Kent Regiment. Son of Mr. + Mrs. F.S.Barnes, 5, Meaford Terrace 117 , Southview Drive, Westcliff. Died 1.9.1917 Aged 20. Buried LARCHWOOD  (RAILWAY CUTTING) CEMETERY , YPRES , BELGIUM. Special Memorial A.28.


BARNET William G. Sergeant, Army Service Corps. Husband of Adelaide M. Barnet, "Willowbank", 24, Park Lane, Southend. Died, of malaria, 18.1.1918 Age 50. Buried at SOUTHEND(SUTTON ROAD) CEMETERY, GRAVE F.6200.

 

BARRETT John  W.  Drummer, Devonshire Regiment. Lived at 68, St.Ann’s Road, Southend. An employee  of Southend Corporation .Died of disease 20.3.1916. Age 43. Bureid at CAIRO WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY , GRAVE  F  9 , EGYPT.

 

BARRETT  William  Gunner, Royal Field Artillery. Lived in East Street, Prittlewell. Died 19.1.1916 Aged 18.  Buried at ERQUINGHEM-LYS CHURCHYARD EXTENSION , GRAVE  I  G  16 , FRANCE. 


BARRY John  Sapper, Royal Engineers. Husband of Edith Barry, 152, North Road, Prittlewell + later  40,  Ashburnham Road, Southend. Died 31.10.1918.,Aged 48 at Sandwich Military Hospital, Kent. .Buried at  SOUTHEND(NORTH ROAD) CEMETERY D 5  62.

 

BARTER  James H.  Lance Corporal, New Zealand Wellington Regiment. Son of Edwin + Mary Barter , 20, Britannia Road , Westcliff. Died of meningitis 3.8.1918 Aged 34. Buried at BROCKENHURST (ST.NICHOLAS) CHURCHYARD, HANTS. Due to it’s proximity to Southampton, Brockenhurst was a major Hospital centre handling sick or wounded troops who had been shipped home. He is commemorated on the family grave, Southend (Sutton Road) Cemetery.

 

BARTON   David  Private, The Buffs East Kent Regiment. Son of Alf + Mary Barton, 2 , North Street, Southend. Died, accidentally killed at Barham, Kent, 12.6.1917. Aged 20. Buried at BARHAM (ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST ) CHURCHYARD. KENT . LAST ROW   NO.6

 

BASS  Frederick A.  Private, Essex Regiment . Died 8.10.1916.Aged 27. With no known grave he is commemorated  on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL , FRANCE , PIER + FACE  D  10.

 

BAXTER William    Gunner, 3rd Battallion Tank Corps.  Husband of Elsie Baxter, 140, Tintern Avenue, Southend. Died of wounds 6.9.1917. Aged 21.Buried at MENIN ROAD, SOUTH MILITARY CEMETERY, BELGIUM GRAVE II  D  12.

 

BEADLE  William J.  Corporal, Royal Garrison Artillery. Lived at 41, Prittlewell Street, Southend. Died 19.5.1918  Aged 32(33). Buried at JERUSALEM WAR CEMETERY , ISRAEL , REF. O. 119

 

BEALE  William  Sub-Lieutenant,  Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve. ss “Fauvette”. Nephew of John Beale, “Ethelville”, Southbourne Grove, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 9.3.1916  Aged 28 (31). With no known grave he is commemorated   at CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL , REF 20 , CHATHAM.(See Chapter “Loss of Lives at sea” for ss “Fauvette” incident)

He was born in West Ham and in 1911 Census lived at 45, Dacre Road, Plaistow, West Ham with his wife Harriett (nee Wells) whom he had married in 1910. There is a child on the Census - Dorothy Isabel Beale, 4months. A second child, William E. Beale was born in West Ham in 1st Qtr 1912. At the time of Memorials being organised after the War his uncle was living in  Westcliff so William had no direct family link to the Southend area. However, his descendants now live in the Hockley area and they had no knowledge of their family link to William and The Great War (paragraph added September 2017)

 

BEARD  William J.A.  Private, Royal Fusiliers. Died(26) 27.9.1918  Aged 33. Buried at FLESQUIERES HILL BRITISH CEMETERY GRAVE  III  D  7 , FRANCE.

 

BEATTIE  James  J.  Rifleman, Queen Victoria’s Rifles. Only son of Mr + Mrs C.H.Beattie, 10, Woodgrange Drive, Southend. Died 27.5.1917 Aged 21. With no known grave he is commemorated at ARRAS MEMORIAL BAY  10 ,  FRANCE.

BECKETT Francis  Charles.  Private, Middlesex Regiment. Son of Charles + Lilley Beckett, 3 Grand Drive, Leigh. Died 18.11.1916  Aged 19. With no known grave he is commemorated at THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, FRANCE, PIER + FACE 12d + 13b.

 

BECKWITH  Archibald  F. Lance Sergeant, Middlesex Regiment. Son of Robert + Ellen Beckwith, 47 Boscombe Road, Southend, formerly of 50, Princes Street, Southend. Died (17)18.8.1916 Aged 21. With no known grave he is commemorated at THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, SOMME, PIER + FACE 12d + 13b , FRANCE.

 

BEDDING Thomas K.  Gunner, Royal Garrison Artillery. Husband of C.A .Bedding, “Rosalind”, Fairfax Drive, Westcliff. Died 21.1.1918, killed by a railtruck at Shoeburyness. Aged 34.Buried at NUNHEAD (ALL SAINTS) CEMETERY, SOUTHWARK, LONDON. SCREEN WALL 43. 8295.

 

BEECHAM (BEACHAM) William. Private, Machine Gun Corps. Husband of Mrs. Rosetta Beecham, Frances Villa, Lansdowne Avenue, Leigh-on-Sea. Died of wounds 18.8.1916  Aged 28. Buried at WARLOY-BAILLON COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION , GRAVE  VII  C  47 , FRANCE. He is also commemorated on the family grave, Sutton Road Cemetery, Southend where the surname is spelt Beacham.

 

BEETON Arthur  C. Lieutenant, 6th Battallion Essex  Regiment. Son of Charles + Bertha Beeton, “The Gables”, West Road, Shoebury. Died 23(24).8.1915 aged 23. With no known grave he is commemorated at HELLES MEMORIAL, GALLIPOLI, TURKEY. PANEL 144-150 OR 229-233. He was a former pupil of Southend High School for Boys.

 

BEDFORD Nicholas  Private, Royal Fusiliers. Lived at 10, Avenue Road, Southend. Died 11.3.1918  Aged 41. Buried at MERVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, GRAVE  II  D  18, FRANCE.

 

BE(R)GERNIE  E.9Arthur Etheriedge)  Private, London Scottish Regiment. Son of Mr. W. Be(r)gernie, 40, Grosvenor Road, Southend. Died  19.9.1916  Aged 19(20).  With no known grave he is commemorated at THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, SOMME, ADDENDA PANEL 2 FRONT TERRACE. He was a former pupil of Southend High School for Boys. He is also commemorated on the Roll of Honour, St.Alban's Church, Westcliff-on-Sea.

 

BELCHAM Hubert Arthur.  Private, 7th Battalion East Surrey Regiment. Son of Frances William +  Mary Ann Belcham, 9, Chelmsford Avenue, Southend. Died 19.10.1917 aged 32. Buried at FAUBOURG D’AMIENS CEMETERY, ARRAS, FRANCE.  GRAVE VI  A  12. He is also commemorated on the family grave, St. John's Church, Church Road, Southend.

 

BELL Horace A.  Private, Lincolnshire Regiment. Lived in Westcliff-on-Sea. Died(22)25.8.1918 Aged 18. With no known grave he is commemorated at VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, PANEL 4, FRANCE.

 

BENDIX Edward  Sergeant, Royal Field Artillery. Son of Mr + Mrs Bendix, 176, North Road, Southend. Died 13.10.1917 of gas poisoning  Aged 26. Buried at LARCH WOOD (RAILWAY CUTTING ) CEMETERY, YPRES, GRAVE  V  A  25, BELGIUM. He was a former pupil of Southend High School for Boys.

 

BENFIELD Gordon  V. Private, Royal Fusiliers.  Lived in Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 5(6).2.1917  Aged 19. Buried at KLEIN-VEERSTRAAT BRITISH CEMETERY, YPRES , GRAVE I  B  12, BELGIUM. He was a former pupil of  Southend High School for Boys.

 

BENNETT Frederick  Martin.  2nd Lieutenant, London Regiment. Son of Thomas Frederick + Julia Bennett, “Sterndale”, 17, Hildaville Drive, Westcliff. Died 10.9.1918 aged 22. With no known grave he is commemorated at VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, FRANCE. PANEL 10. He is also commemorated on the family grave, Sutton Road Cemetery, Southend-on-Sea.

 

BENNET William  H.  Private, Royal Fusiliers. Son of William + Rose Bennett, 369, Westborough Road, Westcliff Died 15.2.1916 aged 19(18). With no known grave he is commemorated on MENIN GATE MEMORIAL, YPRES, PANEL 6 + 8. BELGIUM

 

BENTALL Arthur  E.  Private, London Regiment Royal Fusiliers. Son of William + Emily Bentall, Southchurch Wick, Southchurch Brother of  William D.Bentall who also fell. Died as a prisoner of war in Germany, 3.7.1916 aged 24. Buried at DOUCHY-LES-AYETTE BRITISH CEMETERY, ARRAS, FRANCE. GRAVE III  F  17. He is also listed on the LINDISFARNE COLLEGE MEMORIAL STONE, ST.MARY'S CHURCH, RUABON, WREXHAM, WALES.

 

BENTALL William  D. 2nd Lieutenant, Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Son of William + Emily Bentall, Southchurch Wick, Southchurch. Brother of Arthur E.Bentall who also fell. Died 16.9.1916 aged 20. With no known grave he is commemorated at THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, SOMME, FRANCE. PIER + FACE  11C + 12A. He is also listed on the LINDISFARNE COLLEGE MEMORIAL STONE, ST.MARY'S CHURCH, RUABON, WREXHAM, WALES.

 

BERESFORD George H.  Corporal, 3rd Battalion Essex Regiment. Son of  George Henry + Caroline Kate Beresford.  Having been poisoned by gas in Belgium he was invalided home and died 5.11.1918. Aged 32. Buried at SOUTHEND (LEIGH-ON-SEA) CEMETERY , GRAVE Q  43  A. He is also commemorated on the St.Johns Chruch War Memorial, Mucking, essex.

 

BERRY   George W. 2nd Lieutenant, Durham Light Infantry. Died 25.8.1917  Aged 33. An employee of Brightwell’s, High Street Southend. Buried at VILLERS-FAUCON COMMUNAL CEMETERY, GRAVE E. 27 , FRANCE

 

BERRY Hedley Herbert.  Lieutenant, Royal Air Force. Son of Mr John + Mrs Lettice Berry, 1, Trinity Avenue, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died of wounds 27.9.1918 following a  mid-air collision whilst testing a new aircraft at Coventry. Aged 23. Buried SOUTHEND (SUTTON ROAD) CEMETERY GRAVE F5526.

 

BERRY Herbert M.  Lance Sergeant, King’s Rifle Corps. Son of Mr. H.Berry, Tudor Lodge, North Road, Prittlewell. Died  20.9.1917 Aged 21. With no known grave he is commemorated at TYNE COT MEMORIAL, YPRES, PANEL115-119 + 162A+163A.BELGIUM.

 

BERRY Wilfred.  Sapper, Australian Tunnelling Corps. Son of Mr + Mrs T.M.Berry, 152, North Road, Southend. He had emigrated to Australia and enlisted there. Died  11.2.1918  Aged 30. Whilst accompanying an officer by motor-cycle he was struck by a train, on a crossing, and died instantly. Buried at ROCQUIGNY- EQUANCOURT ROAD BRITISH CEMETERY, MANANCOURT, GRAVE IX  F  18 , FRANCE.

 

BERRY William.  Lieutenant, Army Service Corps. Son of Alderman James Berry, “St.Fort”, Dowsett Avenue, Southend. A former pupil of Southend High School for Boys. Died at Norfolk County War Hospital of gas poisoning and shell shock 4.7.1917.Aged 34. Buried at NORWICH  CEMETERY, GRAVE  A  96, NORFOLK.

 

BESSELL William C. Private, 1st Battalion Northampton Regiment. Lived at 67, Dalmatia Road, Southchurch. Died  9.5.1915. Aged 29. With no known grave he is commemorated at LE TOURET MEMORIAL, FRANCE, PANEL 28-30.

 

BEST  Ellis  Henwood. Private, East Riding Yeomanry. Son of John + Clara Best, Oxford Lodge, Crosby Road, Westcliff. Died 16.11.1917 Aged 25. With no known grave he is commemorated at JERUSALEM MEMORIAL, PANEL 7, ISRAEL.

 

BETCHLEY  Alfred  W. Private, Queens Royal West Surrey Regiment. Son of Mr + Mrs Betchley, 3, Grover Street, Southend. Died of tuberculosis 13.3.1917 Aged 34. and is buried at SOUTHEND (SUTTON ROAD) CEMETERY, GRAVE E.4155.

 

BEVERLEY Sidney  Ernest.  Having emigrated to Australia he enlisted in the Australian Infantry. Son of Ernest + Lizzie Beverley, “Bellair”, Woodfield Park Drive, Leigh. Died 31.5.1918 Aged 24. Buried at ALLONVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, SOMME, FRANCE. GRAVE B.13.

 

BEVIS Frederick H.  Lance Corporal, Army Service Corps. Lived at 24, St. Mary’s Road, Prittlewell. Died 27.9.1917  Aged 34. Buried at DOZINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, GRAVE  VI  H  11, BELGIUM.

 

BEWERS William John Cornelius. Chief Stoker, H.M.S. Submarine  “E.22”. Son of Mr. + Mrs. William Bewers  and Husband of Violet Bewers , 12 Pottery Cottages, Leigh Cliff Road, Leigh. As a regular in the Navy he had served in the South African War and was awarded the China Medal in 1900. He had received both Long Service and Good Conduct  Medals. Died 25.4.1916 when his submarine was sunk by German Submarine U.18. He is commemorated at CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL , KENT . REF.17.(See Chapter “Lives Lost at  Sea” for Submarine “E.22”  incident)

 

BICK Albert W. Private, Essex Regiment. Lived in Westcliff-on-sea. Died 10(11).4.1918  Aged 26. With no known grave  he is commemorated at TYNE COT MEMORIAL, YPRES, PANEL 98-99, BELGIUM.

 

BILLING(S)L(E)Frederick  W. Private, Royal Fusiliers.  Husband of Annie Billing(s)l(e)y, 12, Utton’s Terrace, Leigh-on-Sea. Died 9.4.1917  Aged(28) 29. Buried at NEUVILLE-VITASSE MILITARY CEMETERY, LONDON CEMETERY MEMORIAL PANEL 4, FRANCE.

 

BIRCH  Frederick G. Corporal, Royal Fusiliers. Only son of Robert + Catherine Birch, 23 Balmoral Road, Westcliff. Formerly of 27, Chelmsford Avenue, Southend. Died of pneumonia, 15.2.1917 Aged 20(21). Buried GROVE TOWN CEMETERY, MEAULTE, SOMME, GRAVE III  B  45. FRANCE.

 

BISHOP  Harry  Private, 7th Battalion London Regiment. Son of William + Edith Bishop, 150, Ramuz Drive, Westcliff. Died 28.7.1918 (27.8.1918) Aged 35. Buried at PERONNE ROAD CEMETERY, MARICOURT, SOMME, FRANCE. GRAVE II B 13

 

BISSET(T) Charles  W.  Private, Middlesex Regiment. Lived at 29, Pall Mall, Leigh-on-Sea. Died(21) 22.6.1917 Aged 22. Buried at BROWNS ROAD MILITARY CEMETERY, FESTUBERT, FRANCE. GRAVE III  A  16.

 

BLACKBURN  Sidney G.  Private, 10th Battalion Essex Regiment. Son of Mr + Mrs Blackburn, 119, East Street, Prittlewell. Died 23.3.1918. Aged 22. With no known grave he is commemorated at POZIERES MEMORIAL, SOMME, FRANCE. PANEL 51+ 52.

 

BLACKWELL  Frank T. Having emigrated to Canada he enlisted in the Saskatchawan Canadian Regiment. Son of Mr + Mrs F.W. Blackwell of Westcliff. Died 26.10.1916 Aged 23. Buried at ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, FRANCE, GRAVE VIII  C  16. He was a former pupil of Southend High School for Boys.

 

BLACKWOOD  William J. Able Seaman , Royal Navy , HMS “Mary Rose”  Lived at 75, South Avenue , Southend. Died 17.10.1917 Aged 34. With no known grave he is commemorated at CHATHAM MEMORIAL, REF 21 ,CHATHAM. (See Chapter “Loss of Lives at sea” for HMS “Mary Rose” incident.)

 

BLAKE  Reginald  J. A. Lieutenant East Lancashire Regiment. Son of Mr + Mrs P.A. Blake , “Heather Bank” Lower Bourne , Farnham , Surrey . Husband of Mrs. R. Blake 1 St. Benets Road, Prittlewell. Died 13.4.1918 Aged 25. With no known grave he is commemorated at PLOEGSTREET MEMORIAL , BELGIUM PANEL 5 + 6.

 

BLAKE  William J. Rifleman , Queen’s Westminster Rifles. Only son of Mrs. Elizabeth M. Blake , “Emdale”, St. Georges Park Avenue , Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 8.12.1917  Aged 28. Buried at JERUSALEM WAR CEMETERY , GRAVE U 107 , ISRAEL.

 

BLAND  Joseph  Corporal , Royal Engineers. Lived at 2, Duke of Manchester’s Drive , Leigh-on-Sea. Died 8.10.1916  Aged 22.  Buried at BERLES-AU-BOIS , GRAVE K  3 ,FRANCE.

 

BLAXLAND  Alfred  Lance Corporal 1st battalion Essex Regiment. Son of Mr + Mrs C. Blaxland 28 Ilfracombe Road , Southend. Died(14) 24.8.1915 Aged 34(35). With no known grave he is commemorated at HELLES  MEMORIAL , GALLIPOLI , TURKEY PANEL 144 – 150 + 229 – 233.

 

BLAZEBY  Arthur.   Rifleman , King’s Royal Rifle Corps.  Brother of Frederick Walter Blazeby + Stanley George Blazeby,who also fell..Son of Walter Blazeby , “Lynton”, Eastwood. Died 10.2.1917 Aged 32. in France.

 

BLAZEBY  Frederick W. Private 9th Battalion Essex Regiment. Died 28.4.1917 Aged 23. Brother of Arthur Blazeby +  Stanley George Blazeby, who also fell.Son of Walter Blazeby , “Lynton”, Eastwood.. With no known grave he is commemorated At ARRAS MEMORIAL , FRANCE  BAY 7.

 

BLAZEBY  Stanley G.  Private , Royal Berkshire Regiment . Son of Walter Blazeby , “Lynton” , Eastwood. Brother of Arthur Blazeby +  Frederick Walter Blazeby, who also fell. Died  3.5.1917 Aged  19. With no known grave he is commemorated at ARRAS MEMORIAL , BAY 7 , FRANCE.

 

BLISS  Ernest R.  Corporal , Norfolk Regiment. Lived at 37, Meteor Road , Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 13.10.1915 Aged 25. With no known memorial he is commemorated at LOOS MEMORIAL , PANEL 30+31 , FRANCE.

 

BLONDUN  Frank.  Sapper Royal Engineers . Husband of Rosetta Blondun , 35, Stornoway  Road, Southchurch. Died (2)3.5.1915 Aged 33. With no known grave he is commemorated at POTIZJE CHATEAU CEMETERY, SPECIAL MEMORIAL , NR. GREAT CROSS, BELGIUM.

 

BLOWS  Cyril S.G. 2nd Lieutenant London Regiment Royal Fusiliers. Son of George + Elizabeth , “The Briars” , 131, Elm Road, Leigh. Died 9.9.1916 Aged 19. With no known grave he is commemorated at THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, SOMME, FRANCE. PIER + FACE 9D + 16B.

 

BOCKETT  Harold A.P.  2nd. Lieutenant Honourable Artillery Company. Son of Arthur Bockett, “Fairview Lodge” , Fairview Gardens, Leigh. Died 3(4).5.1917.Aged 27. With no known memorial he is commemorated at ARRAS MEMORIAL, FRANCE, BAY 1

 

BODDINGTON   Frederick V. Private , Norfolk Regiment. Son of Mr. F. Boddington , “Rhondda” Macdonald Avenue , Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 14.7.1917 Aged 30 of sunstroke after being wounded. Buried at BAGHDAD (NORTH GATE) WAR CEMETERY , GRAVE  IV  L  8 , IRAQ.

 

BOLT    Phillip  D. Wireless Operator, Merchant Navy, HMT”Pomeranian”. Son of Daniel + Lucy Bolt , 59, Station Road, Leigh. Died 15.4.1918 Aged 18. He is commemorated at TOWER HILL MEMORIAL , LONDON.(See Chapter “Loss of Lives at Sea” for HMT “Pomeranian” incident)He was a former pupil of Southend High School for Boys.

 

BOLTON  John A. Gunner , Royal Field Artillery. Lived at “Lynbrook” , Southbourne Grove , Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 10.10.1917 Aged 25. With no known grave he is commemorated at TYNE COT MEMORIAL , YPRES, PANEL 4-6 + 162  BELGIUM. He is also commemorated on G.H.A.Morgan's grave, St.James the Less Church, Hadleigh, Essex.

 

BONALLACK  John W. Rifleman Kings Royal Rifle Corps. Son of Walter + Lena Bonallack , “Wyverstone Lodge”, Hadleigh Road, Leigh. Died 20.9.1917 Aged 19. With no known grave he is commemorated at YPRES ( MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL , BELGIUM. PANEL 51+53.

 

BONE Charles John.  2nd Lieutenant, Tank Corps. Son of Mr. + Mrs G. Bone, 22, Cobham Road, Westcliff. Died 9.8.1918 Aged 20. Buried at ROSIERES COMMUNAL CEMETERY, GRAVE  I B 11. FRANCE. He is also listed on the LINDISFARFNE COLLEGE MEMORIAL STONE, ST.MARY'S CHURCH, RUABON, WREXHAM, WALES.

 

BOOME Walter L.   Private, Northamptonshire Regiment. Only son of Mrs. Boome, 3, Kingston Terrace , Hainault  Avenue, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 22.3.1918  Aged 21. Buried at CAIX BRITISH CEMETERY, GRAVE  I  H  15, FRANCE.  


BOORMAN William J.  Private, Royal Fusiliers London Regiment. Son of Eliza Boorman, 5 Sutton Street, Southend. Husband of W.J.Boorman, 25, Prittlewell Street, Southend. Died 30.4.1918 Aged 38. Buried at PERNES BRITISH  CEMETERY, GRAVE II  A 23 FRANCE.

 

BOOTH  William Henry. Able Seaman, Royal Navy, HMS “Lennox”. Lived at 2, North Road, Prittlewell. Died 1.1.1916 (1.5.1916) Aged 35. Buried at SHEERNESS (ISLE OF SHEPPEY) CEMETERY, GRAVE PP  46A, KENT.(See Chapter “Loss of Lives at Sea for HMS “Lennox” incident).

 

BOUGHTON  George.  Corporal, London Regiment. Son of Mr. + Mrs. G. Boughton, 4 Oakleigh Avenue, Southend. Died 3.5.1917 Aged 19. With no known grave he is commemorated at ARRAS MEMORIAL, BAY 9, FRANCE.

 

BOUGHTWOOD Charles Edward.  Private, Royal Fusiliers. From Leigh-on-Sea. Died 15.9.1916. Aged 34. Buried at  A.I.F. BURIAL GROUND, FLERS, GRAVE  X  H  2, FRANCE. He is commemorated on the family grave, St.Nicholas Church, Rawreth, Essex.

 

BOULEZ Jean B. Sergeant, French Infantry. Lived in Wenham Drive, Westcliff. Joined the French Army on the outbreak of war. Died in hospital (6)7.7.1916, of wounds inflicted during the French attack at Bois-le-Pretre, Lorraine.

 

BOWRING  Arthur L. Corporal, Royal Engineers, Motor Cycle Section. Lived in Picketts Road, Eastwood. Died 15.5.1916 Aged 19 in France, after  colliding with another motor cycle and falling under a train. Buried at ESQUELBECQ COMMUNAL CEMETERY FRANCE. He was a former pupil of Southend High School for Boys. He is also commemorated on the Roll of Honour in St.Laurence + All Saints Church, Eastwoodbury Lane.

 

BOX Reginald G.  2nd Lieutenant, Essex Regiment. Son of George + Evangeline Box, 55, Baxter Avenue, Southend. Died 30.11.1917  Age 21. With no known grave he is commemorated at CAMBRAI MEMORIAL LOUVERVAL, PANEL 7 + 8. FRANCE.

 

BOYLE Percy Robert.  Sergeant ,“The Rangers” London Regiment. Son of Robert + Jane Boyle, “Tryst”, Westborough Road, Westcliff. Died of wounds 1.7.1916 Aged 28(29). With no known grave he is commemorated at THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, SOMME, FRANCE, PIER + FACE 9C. He was a former pupil of Southend High School for Boys.

 

BOYS  Edward Percival  2nd Lieutenant, Royal Engineers Wireless Section. Only son of Mrs. A. Boys, 65, Alexandra Road, formerly of Wimborne Road, Southend. Husband of Daisy Boys, “The Chalet”, Parkside, Westcliff. Died 21.3.1918 Aged 26. With no known grave he is commemorated at POZIERES MEMORIAL, PANEL 10-13 , FRANCE. He is also commemorated on the family grave, Sutton Road Cemetery, Southend. He is also commemoarted on the St. Johns Church War Memorial, Mucking, Essex.

 

BRADFORD  Arthur J.G.. Private, Australian Infantry. Son of Nurse Bradford, Valkyrie Road, Westcliff-on-sea. He had emigrated to Australia and enlisted there. Died(27.4.1915) 24.5.1915. With no known grave he is commemorated  at LONE PINE MEMORIAL, GALLIPOLI, REF 52, TURKEY.

 

BRADFORD  George A.  Gunner, Royal Garrison Artillery. Son of Joseph + Ellen Bradford. Husband of Mrs. Bradford, 16 Lambert Street, Southend. An employee of the Southend Standard Newspaper. Died (29)30.4.1918 Aged 30. Buried at LILLIERS COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, GRAVE A4 , FRANCE.

 

BRADFORD John.  Private, Welsh Regiment. Husband of Mrs. E.Bradford, 22, Hildaville Drive, Westcliff. Died 3.11.1917 Aged 36. With no known grave he is commemorated at JERUSALEM MEMORIAL, PANEL 30-32. ISRAEL.

 

BRADLEY Stanley Victor.  MILITARY MEDAL. Rifleman, London Regiment. Son of Frederick + Mrs Emma May Bradley ,”Stanley House” 5, Leighton Avenue, Leigh. Lived at 44/46, The Boroadway, Leigh-on-Sea. Died 30.11.1917. Aged(23)(24)25. Buried at MOEUVRES COMMUNAL CEMETERY, GRAVE III  A  29, FRANCE. He was a former pupil of Southend High School for Boys. He is commemorated on the family grave, Leigh Cemetery, London Road, Leigh-on-Sea.

 

BRADLEY Walter  H.  Private, Royal Munster Fusiliers. Son of Walter + Elizabeth Bradley, 23, Stromness Place, Southchurch. Died 21.8.1915. Aged 18  With no known grave he is commemorated at HELLES MEMORIAL, GALLIPOLI, PANELS 185-190, TURKEY.

 

BRAGG   Henry  G. Private, Army Ordnance Corps. Son of Mr + Mrs W. Bragg, 71, Princes Street, Southend. Died of injuries received during an air raid ,13.8.1918. Aged 30. Buried at  LIGNY-ST FLOCHEL BRITISH CEMETERY, AVERDOINGT, GRAVE II  B  11 FRANCE.

 

BRAIN Carl  Svend. Lieutenant, Royal Naval Reserve, HMS “Anchusa”.Son of Mr + Mrs G.D.Braine, “Kirkmichael”, Galton Road, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 16.7.1918  He is commemorated at PLYMOUTH  NAVAL MEMORIAL, REF 29.DEVON. (See Chapter “Lives Lost at Sea” for “H.M.S. “Anchusa” incident) He is also listed on the LINDISFARNE COLLEGE MEMORIAL STONE, ST.MARY'S CHURCH, RUABON, WREXHAM, WALES.

 

BRAND Francis  J.M.  Private, Bedfordshire Regiment. Son of Francis + Jane Brand, 28 Farringdom Place, Southend. Died 18.9.1918 Aged 18. Buried at ST.EMILIE VALLEY CEMETERY VILLIERS-FAUCON,GRAVE IV  A  1, FRANCE.

 

BRAND  Mark Harry. Private, New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Son of William + Sarah Brand, 70, Eastern Esplanade, Southend. He had emigrated to New Zealand and enlisted there. Died 25.8.1918 Aged 34. Buried at  L’HOMME MORT BRITISH CEMETERY, ECOUST-ST.MEIN, GRAVE II  B  11 , FRANCE. He is also commemorated on the family grave, Holy Trinity Church, Southchurch.

 

BREM  Thomas  F.(Frederick T.) MENTIONED IN DISPATCHES Private, Australian Army. Lived at “Eastcliff”, Cliff Parade, Leigh-on-Sea. Had lived in Australia for a few years and enlisted there. Died 17.7.1915  Aged 26.With no known grave he is commemorated at LONE PINE MEMORIAL,  GALLIPOLI,  REF 11 , TURKEY.

 

BRENCHLEY  George T.  Lance Sergeant, Grenadier Guards. Husband of Kate Brenchley, 99, Moseley Stree , Southchurch. Died 24.8.1918 Aged 26. Buried at MORY ABBEY MILITARY CEMETERY, MORY, GRAVE V D  3  FRANCE. As a  serving Police Officer he is commemorated on the PLAQUE, in the gardens, facing SOUTHEND POLICE STATION, VICTORIA AVENUE.

 

BRETT Herbert Edwin.  Colour Sergeant Major, Instructor, School of Musketry. Husband of Mrs. Ethel Mary Brett, “Netherfields” Westminster  Drive, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died of tuberculosis, 3.12.1915 Aged 45. Buried at SOUTHEND (SUTTON ROAD) CEMETERY , GRAVE F.5445

 

BRIDGE Alex(Alec) Ritchie.  Private, The Buffs, East Kent Regiment. Son of William Richmond a+ Mary Ann Bridge.Lived in Leigh-on-Sea. Died 7.9.1918  Aged 20(18). With no known grave he is commemorated at VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, PANEL 3 , FRANCE. He is commemorated on the family grave, Leigh Cemetery, London Road, Leigh-on-Sea.

 

BRIDGE  Cecil James.  Flight Cadet, Royal Air Force. Son of Henry + Emily James, 6, Trinity Road, Prittlewell.  Died 7.11.1918 Aged 19. Buried at SOUTHEND (SUTTON ROAD) CEMETERY. Ref E.4065. He is commemorated on the family grave, Leigh Cemetery, London Road, Leigh-on-Sea.

 

BRIDGE  Frank William. Private, Canadian Alberta Regiment. He had emigrated and enlisted in Canada. Son of George William + Sarah Bridge, 14d. High Street, Shoebury. Died (2)3.6.1916 Aged 28. With no known grave he  is commemorated at YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL PANEL 24-28 + 30, BELGIUM. He is commemorated on the family grave Leigh Cemetery, London Road, Leigh-on-Sea.

 

BRIDGE Frederick.  Sergeant, Royal Fusiliers. Son of Frederick + Martha Bridge, 35, Ronald Hill Grove, Leigh. Died 27.12.1917. Aged 24, of wounds received in the October 1917 offensive. Buried at CAUDEY BRITISH CEMETERY GRAVE IV  C  1 FRANCE. (His death details are alternatively listed as “Died of tetanus in Germany 30.11.1917.Aged 25 , having been taken prisoner at Cambrai”) He is also commemorated on the family grave, Leigh Cemetery, London Road, Leigh, upon which it is inscribed that he 'died of wounds in Germany, 27.12.1917 Age 25'

 

BRIGHT Albert L.. Corporal, Army Service Corps. Husband of Mrs. Bright, 68, Boston Avenue, Southend. Died 22.7.1918  Aged 36. Buried at BLARGIES COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, GRAVE III  B  1, FRANCE.

 

BRIGHT  Joseph C.G.  Corporal, London Regiment.  Son of Joseph + Emma Bright, “Millfield”, Rectory Road, Hadleigh. Formerly of 32, Marine Parade, Southend. Died 15.9.1916 Aged 20. With no known grave he is commemorated at THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, SOMME, PIER + FACE 13C FRANCE. He was a former pupil of Southend High School for Boys. He is also commemorated on a PLAQUE,  Salvation Army Citadel, Clarence Road, Southend.

 

BROOK(E)S Albert G. Private, Border Regiment. Lived  at 30, Southview Drive, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 11.8.1917  Aged 26. With no known grave he is commemorated at  YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, PANEL 35 , BELGIUM.

 

BROOKS Cecil H.  Private, Queens Royal West Surrey Regiment. Brother of  Frederick O. Brooks who also fell. Son of T.J.Brooks 81, Burdett Avenue, Westcliff. Died (8)18.1.1919. Aged 19. Buried SOUTHEND (SUTTON ROAD) CEMETERY GRAVE E.4958

 

BROOKS Frederick O. Private, Machine Gun Corps. Brother of Cecil H. Brooks who also fell. Son of T.J.Brooks, 81, Burdett Avenue, Westcliff. Died of tuberculosis, the result of war service, 17.10.1920 Aged 23. Buried SOUTHEND (SUTTON ROAD) CEMETERY, GRAVE E.4958.

 

BROOKS  Maurice Edward. Company Quartermaster Sergeant, Essex Regiment. Son of Ernest + Minnie Brooks, 47, Woodfield Road, Leigh. Died 27.3.1917 Aged(23)24 .With no known grave he is commemorated at JERUSALEM MEMORIAL, PANELS 33-39 , ISRAEL

 

BROOKS Stanley  Private, 1st Battalion Essex Regiment. Husband of Alice Brooks, 94, St.Ann’s Road, Southend. Formerly of 40, Burnaby Road, Southend. Died 18.8.1916 Aged 25(26). Buried at POTIJZE BURIAL GROUND CEMETERY, GRAVE A20 , BELGIUM.

 

BROOKS William George.  Gunner, Royal Garrison Artillery. Husband of Mabel Brooks, “Mimosa”, Crescent Road, Leigh. Died 12.11.1918 of influenza at the Overcliff Hospital, Southend. Aged 33. Buried at SOUTHEND (SUTTON ROAD) CEMETERY, GRAVE C.128.


BROOMFIELD Robert J. Private, Australian Infantry. Native of Southend. Died 15.4.1918.With no known grave he is commemoarted at VILLERS-BRETONNEUX MEMORIAL, FRANCE.

 

BROWN  Arthur G. Private, Royal Army Medical Corps. Husband of Rosa Brown, 26, Wentworth Road, Southend. Died 26.2.1918 Aged (37)39. He was serving aboard the Hospital Ship “Glenart Castle”. He is commemorated at HOLLYBROOK MEMORIAL, SOUTHAMPTON , HAMPSHIRE (See Chapter “Lives Lost  at Sea” for ss “Glenart Castle” incident).

 

BROWN  Arthur L.  Private, Essex Regiment. Husband of  Mrs.Brown, 1 Warrens Cottages, North Street, Rochford. Died of wounds, 1.10.1918 Aged 35.  Buried at MOUNT HUON CEMETERY. LE TREPORT, GRAVE VIII  G  8A , FRANCE.

 

BROWN  Edward W.  Bombardier, Royal Field Artillery. Son of Mrs. Brown, 3, Armitage Road, Southchurch. Died 27.4.1918  Aged 24. Buried at CANADA FARM CEMETERY, YPRES, GRAVE IV  A  27 ,  BELGIUM.

 

BROWN  Frederick N.  Rifleman, Rifle Brigade. Son of Thomas + Ellen Rosa Brown, 3, Stromness Place, Southchurch. Brother of Thomas H. Brown who also fell.Died of wounds, 5(26).4.1918  Aged 19. Buried at VIGNACOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, GRAVE  I  F  12, FRANCE. He is commemorated on the family grave, along with his brother, Sutton Road Cemetery, Southend-on-Sea, Grave B1977.

 

BROWN  George  B. Yeoman of Signals, Royal Navy, HMS “Black Prince”. Lived at Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 31.5.1916. Aged 24. With no known grave he is commemorated at PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, REF 14 , HAMPSHIRE. (See Chapter 'Lives Lost at Sea' for details of HMS "Black Prince" incident)

 

BROWN  Herbert E. H. Corporal, King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Husband of Mrs. Brown, 62, Milton Street, Southend. Died 9.4.1917  Aged 34. Buried at FAUBORG D’AMIENS CEMETERY, ARRAS, GRAVE  III  P  18, FRANCE.

 

BROWN  James  W. Private, The Buffs, East Kent Regiment. Son of Janet Brown, 34, Inverness Avenue, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 12.10.1917 Aged(31)33. With no known grave he is commemorated at TYNE COT MEMORIAL, YPRES, PANEL 17, BELGIUM.

 

BROWN  Percy  J.  Gunner, Royal Garrison Artillery. Husband of Elizabeth Brown, 1, Lambert Street, Southend . Died 3.8.1917 Aged 33. Buried VLAMERTINGHE NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, GRAVE V  B  37,  BELGIUM.

 

BROWN  Stanley.  Gunner, Royal Field Artillery. Son of Charles + Emma Brown of Southend. Having been wounded 5 times he died 2.11.1918(13.6.1918) Aged 21. and is buried at PICQUIGNY BRITISH CEMETERY, SOMME, GRAVE F 7. FRANCE.

 

BROWN Thomas H.. Private, Essex Regiment. Son of Thomas + Ella Rosa Brown, 3, Stromness Place, Southend. Brother of Frederick N. Brown who also fell. Died of pneumonia in hospital at Tonbridge Wells 11.10.1918. Aged 21. and is buried at SOUTHEND (SUTTON ROAD) CEMETERY, GRAVE B 1977. He is commemorated, along with his brother.

 

BROWN Walter. Private, Royal Fusiliers. Lived in Hamlet Road, Southend. Died 22.3.1917  Aged 28. Buried at BULLY-GRENAY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, BRITISH EXTENSION,  GRAVE  II  C  8, FRANCE.

 

BROWN William R. Private, Oxford + Bucks Light Infantry. Lived at 43, North Avenue, Southend. Died 23.10.1917 Aged 20. With no known grave he is commemorated at TYNE COT MEMORIAL, YPRES, PANEL 96-98, BELGIUM.

 

BROWNE George E.M.  2nd Lieutenant, Royal Air Force. Son of George + Ada Browne, 102, Boscombe Road, Southend. Died having been shot down in flames behind enemy lines on 23.9.1918 Aged 19.With no known grave he is commemorated at ARRAS FLYING SERVICES MEMORIAL, FRANCE. He was a former pupil of Southend High School for Boys.

 

BRUCE Henry T. MERITORIOUS SERVICE MEDAL. Sergeant, Army Service Corps. Lived at 93, The Broadway, Leigh-on-Sea. Died 20.2.1919 of tubercular peritonitis, Aged 42. Buried at NUNHEAD (ALL SAINTS) CEMETERY, SCREEN WALL 115 – 11778, BROCKLEY.

 

BRUCE James  Q.  Private, London Scottish Regiment. Son of J.A.Bruce, 22, Ceylon Road, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 1.11.1914 Aged 19. With no known grave he is commemorated at YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, PANEL 54, BELGIUM.

BRUCE William H. Lance Corporal, Oxford + Bucks Light Infantry. Son of Mr. + Mrs. W.Bruce, “Kursdlani”, Glenwood Avenue, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 19.7.1916  Aged 19. With no known grave he is commemorated at LOOS MEMORIAL, PANEL 83-85, FRANCE. He was a former pupil of Southend High School for Boys.

 

BRUM Arthur W.  Rifleman, King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Son of Mrs. Brum, 2, Horace Road, Southend. Died 5.10.1917 Aged  20. With no known grave he is commemorated at TYNE COT MEMORIAL, YPRES, PANEL 115-119, 162A+163A, BELGIUM.

 

BRUNSDEN  Cecil   S. Corporal, Royal Air Force. Son of William + Alice Brunsden, 177, Stornoway Road, Southchurch. Died in France of pneumonia, 18.11.1918 Aged 31. Buried at AWOINGT BRITISH CEMETERY, GRAVE III G 28,  FRANCE.

 

BRYAN  Sidney A. 2nd Lieutenant, York + Lancaster Regiment. Adopted  son of John + Emma Bryan, 9 Oakleigh Park Drive, Leigh. Died 1.7.1916. Aged (20)21. With no known grave he is commemorated at THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, PIER + FACE 14A+B FRANCE. He was a former pupil of Southend High School for Boys.

 

BRYANT Robert Isaac. Corporal 6190, 1st Batallion, Canadian Overseas Expeditionary Force.Born 3.12.1890 he had emigrated  to Canada in 1912 and enlisted in there. Son of Robert + Lilly Bryant (nee Wiggins), 174 Eastern Esplanade, Southend. Died 15.6.1915 Aged 24 and with no known grave is commemorated on the CANADIAN VIMY MEMORIAL, VIMY, FRANCE.

 

BRYERS Henry J. Private, Essex Regiment. Died 9.12.1916 Aged 37. With no lnown grave he is commemorated at THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, SOMME, PIER + FACE 10D, FRANCE.

 

BUCKE Frederick  G.  Private, London Regiment. Only child of William + Louisa Bucke, 13, Portland Avenue, Southend. An employee of Southend Waterworks Company. Died 30.12.1917 Age 22 and is buried at BEERSHEBA WAR CEMETERY, GRAVE  J.14 ISRAEL.

 

BUDD Anthony S. Gunner, Royal Field Artillery. Husband of Ethel Budd, 32, Sutton Road, Southend. Died 11.10.1918 Aged 28 and is buried at HOOGE CRATER CEMETERY GRAVE XV  E  10  BELGIUM.

 

BULLEN Clifford G. Sergeant, Middlesex Hussars. Lived at 80, Lymington Avenue, Leigh-on-Sea. Died 27.10.1917 Aged 28. Buried at BEERSHEBA WAR CEMETERY, GRAVE Q 9, ISRAEL.

 

BUNDOCK Victor.  Airman First Class, Royal Flying Corps. Son of Alexander + Sarah Bundock, 29, Princes Street, Southend. Died of gunshot wounds at Casualty Clearing Station 27.6.1917. Aged 23 and is buried at LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, GRAVE XIV  C  3 BELGIUM. He is commemorated on the family grave, Sutton Road Cemetery, Southend-on-Sea.

 

BUNTING  Hubert E. Corporal, Royal Engineers. Son of Horace W.Bunting, “Maplethorpe”, Canewdon Road, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died of pneumonia, 19.2.1919 Aged 25. Buried at SOUTHEND (SUTTON ROAD) CEMETERY GRAVE B.1824.

 

BURNARD Sydney F. Private, Royal Sussex Regiment. Son of Mr. + Mrs. A. Burnard, 10, Prittlewell Street, Southend. Died 26.10.1916 . Aged 21.With no known grave he is commemorated at THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, SOMME, PIER + FACE 7 C, FRANCE.

 

BURR  Harry R. Corporal, Royal Sussex Regiment. Son of Mrs. Burr, 33, North Street, Leigh-on-Sea. Died 18.10.1918. Aged 20. With no known grave he is commemorated at VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, PANEL 6 ,FRANCE

 

BURRIDGE  Charles. Private, East Surrey Regiment. Lived at Leigh-on-Sea. Died 30.11.1917. Aged 19. With no known grave he is commemorated at CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, PANEL 6, FRANCE.

 

BURTON  Sidney George. MILITARY  MEDAL. Sergeant, Rifle Brigade.  Son of Mrs. Osborne, 12, Cliff Avenue, Westcliff- on-Sea. Died 2.12.1917  Aged 28. With no known grave he is commemorated at TYNE COT MEMORIAL, YPRES, PANEL 145-147, BELGIUM.

 

BURTON  William.  Private, Canadian Militia. Son-in-law of Mrs. Grant, 17, San Remo Parade, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 30.10.1917  Aged 55. Buried at NEW WESTMINSTER (FRASER) CEMETERY, GRAVE NORTH L 33  B 7 Sub b, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA.

 

BUSH  John  Joseph.  Private, Essex Regiment. Son of Mr. + Mrs. Bush, 713 , London Road, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 12.10.1916 Aged 21. With no known grave he is commemorated at THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, SOMME, PIER + FACE 10D, FRANCE.

 

BUTCHER Clement J.  Private, Lancashire Fusiliers. Son of Clement William + Mary Butcher, Cemetery Lodge, Sutton Road, Southend. Died 17(18).10.1918 Aged 19 Buried at LIJSSENHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, GRAVE XXX F  14, BELGIUM. He is commemorated on the family grave, Sutton Road Cemetery, Southend-on-Sea.

BUTLER William J. Rifleman, Royal Irish Rifles. Husband of Agnes Butler, 23, Church Road, Southend. Died 20.10.1918  Aged 30(31). Buried at  HARLEBEKE NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, GRAVE  X  B  4, BELGIUM.

 

BUTT Frederick A.P.  Private, Suffolk Regiment. Son of Frederick + Alice Butt, 83, Elm Road, Leigh. Died of Wounds 29.11.1915 Aged 22. Buried at MERICOURT-L’ABBE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, GRAVE I   A  13,  FRANCE.

 

BUXTON Bertram Reginald. 2nd Lieutenant, Royal Fusiliers. Lived in Fleetwood Avenue, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 1.7.1916 Aged 26 (25). With no known grave he is commemorated at THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, SOMME, PIER + FACE 9D + 16B, FRANCE.

 

BYRNE  E(a)rl  Stanley Frederick.  Midshipman, Royal Naval Reserve, HMS “Torrent”. Lived at Satanita Road, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died  23.12.1917  Aged 18. With no known grave he is commemorated at  PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL REF 27, HANTS. (See Chapter “Loss of Lives at sea” for HMS “Torrent” incident.) He is also listed on the LINDISFARNE COLLEGE MEMORIAL STONE, ST.MARY'S CHURCH, RUABON, WREXHAM, WALES.

 

BYRNE Frederick A.  Private, Essex Regiment. Brother of Leo J.Byrne who also fell. Son of Michael + Charlotte Byrne, 15, Christchurch Road, Southend. Died 15(25).6.1915 Aged 19(20). Buried at LA PLUS DOUVE FARM CEMETERY, GRAVE  II  B  10,  BELGIUM.

 

BYRNE  Leo J. Lance Corporal, Irish Guards. Brother of Frederick A. Byrne who also fell. Son of Michael + Charlotte Byrne, 15, Christchurch Road, Southend. Died 27.8.1918  Aged 19. Buried at MORY ABBEY MILITARY CEMETERY, MORY, GRAVE IV  B  7, FRANCE.

 

BYSOUTH  Arthur J. Private, Duke of Cornwall Light Infantry. Son of James Bysouth, 139 North Avenue, Southend. Husband of E.M.Bysouth, 21, Byron Avenue, Southend. Died 1.3.1916. Aged 32. With no known grave he is commemorated at THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, SOMME, PIER + FACE 6B, FRANCE.

 

CABLE Alfred  V. Private, Essex Regiment. Son of Mr + Mrs Cable, 87, Oban Road, Southend.  Died 26.9.1916 Aged 19. With no known grave he is commemorated at THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, SOMME, PIER + FACE 10D, FRANCE.

 

CADE Jack (John) Rifleman, Rifle Brigade. Lived in London Road, Leigh-on-Sea. Died (13)15.9.1916 Aged 20. With no known grave he is commemorated at THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, SOMME, PIER + FACE 16B+16C, FRANCE.

 

CALCRAFT Thomas. Rifleman, London Rifle Brigade. Son of Mr. James Calcraft, 125, Shaftesbury Avenue, Southend. Died 3.5.1917 Aged 20. With no known grave he is commemorated at ARRAS MEMORIAL, BAY 9, FRANCE.

 

CANSDALE Lionel.  2nd Lieutenant, Dorsetshire Regiment. Son of Capt. A Cansdale of Southend. Husband of  Marguerite Cansdale, 46, Marine Parade, Southend. Died 29(30).9.1918 Aged 35. With no known grave he is commemorated at VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, PANEL 7 FRANCE. He is also commemorated on the family grave, Sutton Road Cemetery, Southend.

 

CAREY Herbert J. Gunner, Royal Field Artillery. Lived at 2, Bell Cottages, Leigh-on-Sea. Son of Mr Oliver Carey, Billet Lane , Leigh-on-Sea. Died of wounds  6.11.1917  Aged 32. Buried at DOZINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, GRAVE XIII  B  21, BELGIUM.

 

CAREY  John Arber. Rifleman, London Rifle Brigade, Finsbury Rifles. Brother of Robert Arber Frederick Carey who also fell. Son of Robert + Agnes Carey, 6, The Broadway, Leigh-on-Sea. Died 19.4.1917 Aged 19(20).With no known grave he is commemorated at JERUSALEM MEMORIAL, PANELS 47-53, ISRAEL.

 

CAREY  Robert Aarber Frederick.  DISTINGUISHED CONDUCT MEDAL. 2nd Lieutenant, Royal Garrison Artillery. Brother of John Arber Carey who also fell. Lived at 6, The Broadway, Leigh-on-Sea. Died 25.7.1918  of blood poisoning. Aged 22 Buried at MERTON OLD CHURCHYARD, LONDON. (I can find no record of him on the C.W.G.C. website which may indicate that he had been previously discharged from the Military on medical grounds)

 

CARSE Arthur E(R). Private, Australian Infantry.  Died 8.5.1915 in Gallipoli Aged 25. Buried at ALEXANDRIA (CHATBY) MILITARY + WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, GRAVE  Q.432 , EGYPT.

 

CARTER  Andrew.  Private, Royal Fusiliers. Son of Mr. E. Carter, 8, Norman Place, Leigh-on-Sea. Died  14.4.1915 Aged 36. Buried at  BEDFORD HOUSE CEMETERY, YPRES, GRAVE  ENCLOSURE 2 V  A 47, BELGIUM.

 

CARTER Edward H. Private, 1st Battalion, Border Regiment. Son of Mrs. S.E.Carter, 30, North Avenue, Southend. Died 27.1.1917 Aged 21. Buried at SERRE ROAD CEMETERY NO.2, GRAVE XXXI  C  14/16, FRANCE.

 

CARTER  Ernest G.  Private, Royal Marine Light Infantry, HMS “Aboukir”. Lived at Pleasant Row, Southend. Died 22.9.1914  Aged 25. With no known grave he is commemorated at CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, REF 7, KENT. (See Chapter “Loss of Lives at Sea” for HMS “Aboukir” incident.)

CARTER Henry.  Private, Royal Fusiliers. Former resident of Southend. Died 21.3.1918  Aged 32. Buried at CHAUNY COMMUNAL CEMETERY BRITISH EXTENSION,  GRAVE 4  A  13, FRANCE.

 

CARTER Percy H.  Sapper, Royal Engineers. Lived at 38, Christchurch Road, Southend.( I can find no record of him on the C.W.G.C. website.) He had enlisted in 1913 and served in Singapore. Died 6.10.1915 Aged 33(32) following an operation.

 

CARTWRIGHT John Noel  Rifleman, Queen’s Westminster Rifles. Only son of John + Edith Cartwright, 78, Wimborne Road, Southend. Died 27.8.1916 Aged 20. Buried at MAROEUIL BRITISH CEMETERY, GRAVE III E  6, FRANCE. He is also commemorated on his grandparent's grave, Maldon Cemetery, Essex.

 

CASHIN  James. 2nd Lieutenant, Royal Field Artillery. Only child of James Cashin, The Golden Lion, Prittlewell. Died 13.10.1917. Aged 20. Buried at THE HUTS CEMETERY, YPRES, GRAVE XIII  A  18, BELGIUM.

 

CASSINI Reginald F.  Privale, Essex Regiment. Son of Frank + Edith Cassini, 72, Baxter Avenue, Southend. Died (17) 28.12.1915. Aged 17. Buried at BETHUNE TOWN CEMETERY , GRAVE IV  G  60, FRANCE.

 

CASSON Henry  MILITARY  MEDAL. Sergeant, Essex Regiment. Son of Mr + Mrs Edwin Casson, 70, High Street, Leigh-on-Sea. Died  31.7.1918  Aged (26)36. Buried at FONCQUEVILLERS  MILITARY CEMETERY, GRAVE III  B  10, FRANCE.

 

CATTELL Cecil Hubert Gray. Private, Essex Yeomanry. Son of Henry + Maude Cattell, 19, Leighton Avenue, Leigh-on-Sea. Died 14.5.1915. Aged 16. With no known grave he is commemorated at YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, PANEL 5, YPRES, BELGIUM. He had enlisted in 1914, aged 15, whilst still at school. He was a former pupil of Southend High School for Boys. He is also listed on the Essex Yeomanry Memorial Plaque, Chelmsford Cathedral, Chelmsford.

 

CAUSBY Lawrence F.  Rifleman, London Rifle Brigade. Son of  Frank + Charlotte Causby. “Tendring”, Leighton Avenue, Leigh-on-Sea. Died 1.7.16 Aged 28. Buried at HEBUTERNE MILITARY CEMETERY, SOMME, GRAVE IV  M  3, FRANCE.

 

CHALLENER Percival  C. 2nd Lieutenant, King’s Liverpool Regiment. Lived at Leigh Hall Road, Leigh-on-Sea. Died 12(13).12.1917  Aged 25. Buried at FAVREUIL  BRITISH CEMETERY, GRAVE  II  D  28 , FRANCE.

 

CHANDLER  Albert E.  Private , Middlesex Regiment. Husband of Mrs. Chandler, Queen Elizabeth Chase, Rochford.  Died 3.5.1917  Aged 30. With no known grave he is commemorated at ARRAS MEMORIAL, BAY 7, FRANCE.

 

CHAPMAN Frederick. Sergeant, Middlesex Regiment. Lived at Southchurch. Died (23) 25.11.1917. With no known grave he is commemorated at CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, PANEL 9, FRANCE.

 

CHAPPEL  Ernest R.  Lieutenant, Royal Garrison Artillery. Lived at Westcliff-on-Sea. Died of wounds 29.9.1918. Aged 37. Buried at HOUCHIN BRITISH CEMETERY, GRAVE III  D  31, FRANCE..

 

CHARLICK Percy.  Private, Princess Royal’s 7th Dragoon Guards. Lived at 20, Elmer Avenue, Southend. Died of wounds, 4.4.1918. With no known grave he is commemorated at POZIERES MEMORIAL, PANEL 2, FRANCE. He is also commemorated on Chelmsford Civic Centre War Memorial Plaque, Chelmsford, Essex.

 

CHAVE Herbert M.  Gunner, Royal Garrison Artillery. Husband of Ellen Chave, 18, Herbert Grove, Southend. Died of tuberculosis + the effects of gas poisoning. 20.12.1919. Aged 41. Buried at SOUTHEND (SUTTON ROAD) CEMETERY, GRAVE E.4586.

 

CHIGNELL William L. Lance Corporal, City of London Yeomanry. Son of William + Laura Chignell, “The Nest”, Marine Parade, Leigh. Having been wounded at Suvla Bay, Gallipoli, on 21.8.1915. he died at Gibraltar Military Hospital  30.8.1915. Aged 22. Buried at GIBRALTAR  (NORTH FRONT)  CEMETERY, GRAVE C 3063. He was a former  pupil of Southend High School for Boys. He is also commemorated on the family grave at St.John the Baptist Church, Church Road, Southend.

 

CHILD Robert V.  Private, East Surrey Regiment. Son of  George + Blanche Child, “Homeland”, Fleet Road, South Benfleet. Died(15)16.9.1916. Aged 20(22). Buried at BULLS ROAD CEMETERY, FLERS, SPECIAL MEMORIAL 13, FRANCE. He was a former pupil of Southend High School for Boys.

 

CHIN(N)ERY Harry W.  Private, Essex Regiment. Lived at 21, Cranleigh Avenue, Leigh-on-Sea. Died 11.3.1916 at Aylesbury Hospital. Aged(19) 20. Buried at BILDESTON (ST. MARY MAGADLENE) CHURCHYARD, SUFFOLK.

 

CHINN  Robert L. Able Seaman,(Stoker, 1st Class) Royal Navy, HM Submarine “E 5”. Son of Mr + Mrs W.H.Chinn, Heygate Avenue, Southend. Died  11.3.1916  Aged 21. With no known grave he is commemorated at CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, REF 17, KENT. (See Chapter “Loss of  Lives at Sea” for HMS/M “E 5” incident)

CHIVERS  Albert G.  Private, Royal Fusiliers. Son of Mrs Chivers, 21, Clifftown Road, Southend. Died 5.4.1918 Aged 18(19) With no known grave he is commemorated at ARRAS MEMORIAL,  BAY 3, FRANCE.

 

CHRISTMAS Harold Laws. Private, Honourable Artillery Company. Husband of Clara Christmas, 2, Silversea Drive, Westcliff. Formerly of 34, Grosvenor Road, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 9.10.1917 aged 33. With no known grave he is commemorated at TYNE COT MEMORIAL, PANEL 7, BELGIUM.

 

CHURCH Alfred William John.  Private, 9th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Son of Alfred Church + Rosa Church, 81, St. Mary’s Road, Prittlewell . Died 3.7.1916 aged 23. Buried at OVILLERS MILITARY CEMETERY, SOMME, GRAVE VII  K  2, FRANCE. He is also commemorated on the family grave, Sutton Road Cemetery, Southend.

 

CLAPPEN  Percival G, Private, London Scottish Regiment. Son of Edward + Florence Clappen, “Westholme”, The Cliffs, Westcliff-on-Sea, formerly of “Corinium”, Wickford Road, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 1.7.1916  Age 18. With no known grave he is commemorated at THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, PIER+ FACE 9c + 13c, SOMME, FRANCE. He is also remembered on the Glass Window in St.Alban’s Church, St.John’s Road, Westcliff-on-Sea.

 

CLARK Albert.  Petty Officer, Motor Mechanic , Royal Naval Air Service. Son of William + Mary Clark, The Old Brewery, Stambridge. Killed by shrapnel 4.9.1915 Aged 19. With no known grave he is commemorated at HELLES MEMORIAL, PANEL 2. GALLIPOLI, TURKEY.

 

CLARK Albert. Sergeant, London Regiment. Lived at 73, Hartington Road, Southend. Died 29.11.1917 Aged 21. With no known grave he is commemorated at CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, PANEL 12, FRANCE.

 

CLARK Arthur Rutherford. Rifleman, London Rifle Brigade. Only son of Samuel Rutherford & Charlotte Maye Clark, 13, Retreat Road, Westcliff- on-Sea. Died 16.8.1917 Aged (19)20. With no known grave he is commemorated at YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, PANEL 52-54, BELGIUM. He was a former pupil of Southend High School for Boys.

 

CLARK Edward J. S.  Private, Middlesex Regiment. Son of Mr. + Mrs. M. Clark, 37, Branksome Road, Southend formerly of 11, Rayleigh Avenue, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 7.2.1915 Aged 22. With no known grave he is commemorated at YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, PANELS 49+51, BELGIUM.

 

CLARK John H.  Private, Essex Regiment, 1st Battalion. Son of  Mr + Mrs D.W. Clark, 11, Leighville Grove, Leigh-on-Sea. Died 20.11.1916 Aged 25. Buried at GUARDS CEMETERY, LESBOEUFS, GRAVE XI D 2, FRANCE.

 

CLARK Robert J. T.  Gunner, Royal Field Artillery. Son of Mrs. S.A.Clark, 52, St.Helen’s Road, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 30.7.1916 Aged 25(24). Buried at DARTMOOR CEMETERY, BECORDEL-BECOURT, GRAVE I F 66. FRANCE.

 

CLARK William.  Private, Essex Regiment. Husband of Mrs. W. Clark , 29, East Street, Prittlewell. Died 12.10.1916 Aged 26. With no known grave he is commemorated at THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, SOMME, PIER + FACE 10D, FRANCE.

 

CLARKE Fred.  Private, Essex Regiment. Lived at “Tyllington”, Porters Grange Avenue, Southend. Died 19.10.1916 Aged (25)27. Buried at GROVE TOWN CEMETERY, MAULTE, GRAVE I  N  23, FRANCE.

 

CLARKE George W. Lance Corporal, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Husband of Mrs. L.R.V.Clarke, 2, Camper Road, Southend. Formerly of 19,Brighton Road, Southend. Died of pneumonia at Shoebury, 19(29).3.1919  Aged 45. Buried at SOUTH SHOEBURY (ST.ANDREW) CHURCHYARD, SHOEBURYNESS.

 

CLARKE Harry (Henry) E.  Private, Devonshire Regiment. Son of Mrs. E. Clarke, 20, Stromness Road, Southend. Died (7)21.5.1915  Aged  20. Buried at MAUROIS COMMUNAL CEMETERY, NORD, GRAVE III  F  5 , FRANCE.

 

CLARK(E) Samuel B.  Private, Essex Regiment. Son of Mr + Mrs Clarke, 10, Priory Avenue, Prittlewell. Died 19.9.1918  Aged 31. Buried at  RAMLEH WAR CEMETERY, GRAVE E 37,  ISRAEL.

 

CLAYTON  Alfred. Lance Corporal, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Lived at 256, Sutton Road, Southend. Died 25(26).9.1915. Aged (24)25 With no known grave he is commemorated at LOOS MEMORIAL, PANEL 46-49, FRANCE.

 

CLAYTON  George S.  Private, Australian Infantry. Lived in Westcliff. Died 4.7.1918  Aged 22. Buried at MERICOURT-L’ABBE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, GRAVE  III  D  13, FRANCE.

 

CLEMENTS Bertram Thomas James. (Thomas) Private, London Regiment. Son of Mrs  E. Clements, 164, Leigh Road West, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 1.10.1916  Aged 22. With no known grave he is commemorated at THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, SOMME , PIER + FACE 9C,9D,12C + 13C, FRANCE

 

CLEMENTS William Henry Edric. Private, Middlesex Regiment.  Lived at Victoria Pottery Cottages, Chalkwell. Died of wounds 1.10.1917 Aged 43. Buried at  LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, GRAVE XXV E 16, BELGIUM.

 

CLOW Frederick Henry Stanley. Sergeant, Northamptonshire Regiment. Only son of Frederick Webb+ Emma Elizabeth Clow of “Ilston Lodge”, Chalkwell Park, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 9(10).9.1916 Aged 23. With no known grave he is commemorated at THIEPVAL MEMORIAL SOMME , PIER + FACE 11A + 11D , FRANCE. He was a former pupil of Southend High school for Boys. He is also commemorated on the family grave, Sutton Road Cemetery, Southend.

 

CLUBB William E. Private, 1st Battalion Essex Regiment. Husband of Helen Clubb, 51, Whitefriars Crescent, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 22.11.1916 Aged 36. Buried at GUARDS CEMETERY, LESBOEUFS, GRAVE II H 2, FRANCE.

 

COATES Edwin H.  Private, Middlesex Regiment. Lived at Queen’s Hotel, Hamlet Court Road, Westcliff- on-Sea, where he was a chef. Died (10)14.3.1915 . With no known grave he is commemorated at  LE TOURET MEMORIAL, PANELS 31+ 32, FRANCE.

 

COCKERELL  Donald Chessum. 2nd Lieutenant, London Rifle Brigade. Son of Charles + Edith M. Cockerell, “Roseneath”, Burges Road, Thorpe Bay. Died 6.11.1918 Aged  22. Buried at ANGREAUI COMMUNAL CEMETERY, GRAVE  I  A  9, FRANCE.

 

COCKERILL C.F. Private, Essex Regiment. Son of Clarence + Marie Cockerill 73, Surbiton Road, Southend. Died, whilst a prisoner of War, 3.5.1918  Aged 19. Buried at GRAND-SERAUCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY AISNE, GRAVE  V111  D  1, FRANCE. He was a former pupil of Southend High School for Boys.

 

COLDWELL  Horace. Private, Machine Gun Corps. Son of R. Coldwell, 29, Torquay Drive, Leigh-on-sea. Died 14(17).8.1917 Aged 20. Buried at COXYDE MILITARY CEMETERY, GRAVE IV  A  22, FRANCE.

 

COLE Percy B. Private, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Son of Percy + Mabel Cole, of  Queen’s Road, Southend. Died 11.8.1918 Aged 18. Buried at AIRE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, GRAVE IV  A  22, FRANCE. As a former Railway employee he is to be included on the Great War Memorial to be installed at London Fenchurch Street Station.

 

COLEY William J.  Lieutenant, Dorsetshire Regiment. Son of Major + Mrs. A.Coley, of Enfield. Native of Leigh-on-Sea. Died 15.7.1916 Aged 25. Buried at BOUZINCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, GRAVE I  E 3, FRANCE.

 

COLLEN Norman  Owen. 2nd Lieutenant, East Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Mr.Charles Staples + Amelia Ferris Collen, 67, Victoria Avenue, Southend. Died  25.9.1916. Aged 18. With no known grave he is commemorated at WARREN COURT BRITISH CEMETERY,  SPECIAL MEMORIAL 16, FRANCE. He is also commemorated on the family grave, Sutton Road Cemetery, Southend.

 

COLLETT Francis (Frank) W.  Private, Essex Regiment. Lived at 22, Wesley Road, Southend. Died  6.8.1915 Aged 36. With no known grave he is commemorated at HELLES MEMORIAL, GALLIPOLI , PANEL 144-150 or 229-233, TURKEY.

 

COLLINS Alexander Frederick. Lance Corporal, Essex Regiment. Son of Lawrence + Mary Collins, 18, North Street, Leigh-on-Sea. Died  28.3.1918 Aged 20(21). With no known grave he is commemorated at ARRAS MEMORIAL, BAY 7, FRANCE.

 

COLLINS Leslie F. (Frank L.) Private, Lincolnshire Regiment. Son of  Frank + Mary A. Collins, 40, St.Mary’s Road, Prittlewell. Died 26.8.1918. Aged 19. With no known grave he is commemorated at  VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, PANEL 4, FRANCE. He is also commemorated on the family grave, Leigh Cemetery, London Road, Leigh-on-Sea, where his age is shown as 20.

 

COLLINS William W.  Bombardier, Royal Field Artillery. Lived at 37, Broadway, Leigh-on-Sea. Died 22.10.1918 Aged 33(25). Buried at BELLE VUE BRITISH CEMETERY, BRIASTRE, GRAVE  A.25, FRANCE.

 

COLLINSON  Arthur E.G.  Private, Machine Gun Corps. Lived at 6, Bellevue Avenue, Southchurch. Died 31.12.1917 Aged 21, aboard ss “Osmanieh”. With no known grave he is commemorated at  CHATBY MEMORIAL, ALEXANDRIA, EGYPT. (See Chapter “Loss of Lives at Sea” for ss “Osmanieh” incident)

 

COLLIS Albert. Private, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died of  pneumonia at Shoebury Hospital, 2.12.1918 Aged 40. Buried at SHOEBURY “ST.ANDREW’S” CHURCHYARD.

COLTMAN Walter A.  Private, Border Regiment. Husband of Sarah Coltman, 73, Guildford Road, Southend. Died of wounds 27.3.1917 in Crosby Military Hospital, Liverpool. Aged 41. Buried in SOUTHEND (SUTTON ROAD) CEMETERY, GRAVE D.3264.

 

COLVILLE Samuel. Petty Officer, 1st Class, Royal Navy, HMS “Formidable”. Former Coastguard at Leigh-on-Sea. Died 1.5.1915  Aged 39. With no known grave he is commemorated at CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, REF 9, KENT. (see Chapter “Loss of Lives at Sea” for HMS “Formidable” incident)

 

COLVIN George J.  Gunner, Royal Garrison Artillery. Son of Mrs. Colvin, 36, St. Helen’s Road, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 9(13).4.1918 Aged 31. With no known grave he is commemorated at PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, YPRES, PANEL 1, BELGIUM.

 

COOCH (GOOCH) Horace W.  Private, Border Regiment. Son of Arthur + Alice Cooch, of 57, Summercourt Road, Southend. Died 8(9).8.1918 Aged 28. With no known grave he is commemorated at GIAVERA MEMORIAL, ITALY.

 

COOK(E) Alfred. Private, Essex Regiment. Husband of  Alice M. Cook(e), 28, Colchester Road, Prittlewell. Died 5.3.1917  Aged (30)35. Buried at ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, GRAVE XXI  M  2A, FRANCE.

 

COOK Charles William.  Lance Corporal, Essex Regiment. Husband of Esther Cook, “The Nook”, 14, St. John’s Road, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 24.4.1917 Aged 34(35). Buried at WINDMILL BRITISH CEMETERY, MONCHY-LE-PREUX, GRAVE I  A  4, FRANCE.

 

COOK  Ernest S. (Sidney E.)  Private, Machine Gun Corps. Lived in Southend. Died  27.9.1916 Aged 21. Buried at PUCHEVILLERS BRITISH CEMETERY, GRAVE IV  E  22, FRANCE.

 

COOK  Horace H.  Private, Oxfordshire + Bucks Light Infantry. Brother of William H.Cook who also fell. Lived at 47, Surbiton Road, Southend. Died 1.11.1914  Aged 26. Buried at YPRES TOWN CEMETERY EXTENSION, GRAVE  II  A  5, BELGIUM.

 

COOK  Stanley  J. Private, Gloucester Regiment. Lived in Southend. Died 23.5.1918  Aged 22. Buried at MORBECQUE BRITISH CEMETERY, GRAVE  PLOT I ,ROW D , GRAVE 1, FRANCE.

 

COOK William. Private, Essex Regiment. Lived at 1, Price’s Yard, North Street, Prittlewell. Died 28.6.1915 Aged 30. Buried at TWELVE TREE COPSE CEMETERY, GALLIPOLI, GRAVE Sp. Mem. B 62, TURKEY.

 

COOK William H. Sergeant, Royal Marine Light Infantry. Brother of  Horace H.Cook who also fell. Lived at 7, Richmond Street , Southchurch. Died 7.4.1918 Aged 33. Buried at MESNIL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, GRAVE I  A  2, FRANCE.

 

COOKE Arthur T.  Rifleman, Queens Westminster Rifles. Lived at 111, London Road, Southend. Died 4.2.1918. With no known grave he is commemorated at TYNE COT MEMORIAL, PANEL 152, BELGIUM.

 

COOKE John F. N.  Sergeant, Essex Regiment. Son of  Mrs. Elizabeth Cooke, 141, Leighton Avenue, Leigh-on-Sea. Lived at Ivy Lodge, Oakleigh Park Drive, Leigh on Sea. Died 25.11.1917  Aged 25. With no known grave he is commemorated at JERUSALEM MEMORIAL, PANELS 33-39, ISRAEL.

 

COOLLEDGE George.  Gunner, Royal Field Artillery. Brother of John Henry Coolledge who also fell. Husband of Mrs. Coolledge 35,Stromness Road, Southend. Died 19.9.1918. Aged 26. Buried at BRIE BRITISH CEMETERY, GRAVE II  2  A  2, FRANCE. He is also commemorated on PURLEIGH WAR MEMORIAL, ESSEX. He is also commemorated on the Roll of Honour, All Saints Church, Purleigh, Essex where his name is mis-spelt at Coolige.

 

COOLLEDGE John H.  Leading Seaman, Royal Navy H.M.S.”Cressy”. Brother of George Coolledge who also fell. Husband of Alice Coolledge, 4, Reginald Cottages, High Street, Leigh-on-Sea. Died 22.9.1914, Aged 30. With no known grave he is commemorated at CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, PANEL 4. (See Chapter “Lives Lost at Sea” for H.M.S.”Cressy” incident) He is also commemorated on both HADLEIGH + PURLEIGH WAR MEMORIALS, ESSEX and on the ROLL OF HONOUR at All Saints Congregational Church, Purleigh, Essex and his name is mis-spelt as Coolige.

 

COOPER George W. MENTIONED IN DISPATCHES.  Lance Sargeant, The Queen’s Lancers. Lived at “Glen Rosa”, Hainault Avenue, Westcliff-on-sea. Died 12.10.1914  Aged 26. Buried at TERLINCTHUN BRITISH CEMETERY, WIMILLE, GRAVE JOINT XV F  13, FRANCE.

 

COOPER Harry  G.  Private, Royal Irish Fusiliers.  Lived at 11, Moseley Street, Southchurch. Died 20.11.1917  Aged 40. Buried at CROISILLES  BRITISH CEMETERY, GRAVE II D  8, FRANCE.

 

COOPER  Herbert Stanley Melbourne.  Private, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Lived at “The Haven”, 33, Beedell Avenue, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died  16.11.1918, whilst a prisoner of war, Aged 35. Buried at  BERLIN SOUTH-WESTERN CEMETERY,  GRAVE VII D  1, GERMANY.

 

COOPER James S. Lance Corporal , Highland Light Infantry. Husband of Jenny M. Cooper, 224, Victoria Road, Southchurch. Died 25.9.1915 Aged 27. With no known grave he is commemorated at LOOS MEMORIAL, PAS DE CALAIS, PANEL 108-1121, FRANCE.

 

COOPER Percy  Oliver. Corporal, Middlesex Regiment. Son of  John + Rose M. Cooper, 17, Ronald Park Avenue, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 18.8.1916 Aged 25(26). Buried at  LONDON CEMETERY + EXTENSION, LONGUEVAL, GRAVE  6  F  1, FRANCE.

 

COPELAND Eric Neville Van Der Ben. Lieutenant, Royal Naval Voluntary Reserve, 63rd Machine Gun Battalion. Only son of Henry + Emma Copeland , 1, Grand Drive, Leigh-on-Sea. Died 26.3.1918 Aged 21. Buried at MESNIL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, GRAVE I  A  14, FRANCE. He is also commemorated on a Memorial Table, Congregational Church, Pall Mall, Leigh-on-Sea.

 

COPPINGER Sydney. Private, Border Regiment. Lived at 110, Brightwell Avenue, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died  18.3.1917 Aged 39. Buried at  LE QUESNEL COMMUNAL CEMETERY,  GRAVE 3, FRANCE.

 

CORNWELL Charles W.  Private, Royal Fusiliers. Son of Thomas + Clara Cornwell of Great Wakering. Husband of Mrs.Cornwell, Albany Cottages, Great Wakering. Brother of  George Cornelius Cornwell who also fell. An employee of Southend Corporation. Died 24.5.1915  Aged 28. With no known grave he is commemorated at YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, PANEL 6+8, BELGIUM.

He is also commemorated on a Plaque, Holy Trinity Church, Southchurch Boulevard, Southchurch.


CORNWELL George C. Private, 24th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Son of Thomas + Clara Cornwell of Little Wakering. Husband of Mabel Cornwell , 59, Stornoway Road, Southchurch. Brother of Charles Walter Cornwell who also fell. He was a member of the Gospel Temperance Band. Died 13.11.1916 Aged 34. Buried at AUCHON VILLERS MILITARYCEMETERY, GRAVE II  J  13, FRANCE. He is also commemorated on a Plaque, Holy Trinity Church, Southchurch Boulevard, Southchurch.

 

CORRI  Eugene Patrick.  Apprentice, Mercantile Marine, ss “DWINSK”. Son of Edna Corri, Seaforth Road, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 18.6.1918 Aged 16. With no known grave he is commemorated at TOWER HILL MEMORIAL. (See Chapter on” Lives Lost at Sea” for ss “Dwinsk” incident) He is also listed on the LINDISFARNE COLLEGE MEMORIAL STONE, ST.MARY'S CHURCH, RUABON, CLWYDD, WALES.

 

COTGROVE Victor.  Private, Bedfordshire Regiment. Son of Mr. + Mrs. Cotgrove of Leigh-on-Sea. Died of wounds in Leeds Hospital 31.5.1917  Aged 20. Buried at SOUTHEND (SUTTON ROAD) CEMETERY, GRAVE E.3493. He is also commemorated on the Military Memorial in SOUTHEND (SUTTON ROAD) CEMETERY.

 

COTTEE Ernest. Gunner, Royal Garrison Anti-Aircraft Battery. Son of Joseph Cottee, 37, Coleman Street, Southend. Died of gas poisoning 28.10.1918 Aged 20. Buried at MAUROIS COMMUNAL CEMETERY, FRANCE, REF 67. He is also commemorated on a plaque, Salvation Army Citadel, Clarence Road, Southend.

 

COULTAS Percy  W.  Private, Royal Fusiliers. Son of Mr. E.C.W.Coultas, 14, Hillcrest Road, Southend. Died 15.5.1915 Aged 33. With no known grave he is commemorated at YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, PANEL 6+8, BELGIUM. His name also appears on a Memorial Plaque in the entrance to the Central Baptist Church, Clarence Road.

 

COX Charles W.  Private, 6th Dragoon Guards. Son of Edward + Isobel Cox, 4, Lawford Villas, Eastwood Lane, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died of wounds, 3.5.1915 Aged 28. Buried at BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY, GRAVE VIII  B 28, FRANCE. He is also commemorated on the “Roll of Honour”, St.Laurence + All Saints Church, Eastwoodbury Lane.

 

COX Edward C. Private, Essex Regiment. Lived at 86, Stromness Road, Southchurch. Died 31.10.1918  Aged 44. Buried at  HONNECHY BRITISH CEMETERY, GRAVE  II  B  13/19, FRANCE. 


COX  Theodore R.  Lieutenant, Durham Light Infantry. Son of H. Cox of Southend. Died(26) 27.9.1915 Aged  29. With no known grave he is commemorated at LOOS MEMORIAL, PANEL 106 + 107 , FRANCE. He was a former pupil of Southend High School for Boys.

 

COX Walter F.  Private, East Surrey Regiment. Son of George + Susan Cox , 97, York Road, Southend. Died 25.4.1915. Aged 22. With no known grave he is commemorated at YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, PANEL 34, BELGIUM.

 

CRACKNELL Herbert J. Private, Royal Army Medical Corps. Lived at 4, Rayleigh Avenue, Westcliff-on-sea. Died 27.10.1918 (1919) of influenza and pneumonia. Buried at MONTECCHIO PRECALCINO COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, GRAVE  PLOT 7, ROW D, NO.2, ITALY.

 

CRAME Frank G.  Private, Machine Gun Corps. Lived at 36, Station Avenue, Prittlewell. Died  28.11.1917  Aged 35. Buried at PORT SAID WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, GRAVE  C 11, EGYPT.

 

CRANE  Albert C.  Corporal, Machine Gun Corps. Lived at 31, Park Road, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 22(23).7.1916  Aged 22. With no known grave he is commemorated at THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, SOMME, PIER + FACE 5C + 12C, FRANCE. He was a former pupil of Southend High School for Boys.


CRANE Ernest. MILITARY MEDAL  Sergeant, Royal Fusiliers. A native of Southend. Died  29.4.1917 Aged 29. With no known grave he is commemorated at ARRAS MEMORIAL, BAY 3, FRANCE.

 

CRANMER Leonard G.  Private , Machine Gun Corps. Son of Mr + Mrs Charles Cranmer, 10, Guildford Road, Southend. Died(6)15.10.1918 Aged 20. Buried at  CEMENT HOUSE CEMETERY, LANGEMARK, GRAVE  XVII D  2, BELGIUM.

 

CRATHERN James  A.H. Corporal, Lincolnshire Regiment. Son of Mr. + Mrs. J. Crathern, 27, Fernbrook Avenue, Leigh-on-Sea. Died 25.9.1915, Aged 26(27). Buried at BREWERY ORCHARD CEMETERY, BOIS-GRENIER, GRAVE II  B  11, FRANCE.

 

CREASEY Arthur.  MILITARY MEDAL  Corporal, Essex Regiment. Lived at 116, North Road, Southend. Died 12.10.1916 Aged 22. Buried at BANCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, GRAVE XI  B  4, FRANCE.

 

CREEK  Rupert J.  Rifleman, 2nd Battalion, Rifle Brigade. Son of Jessie + Lydia Creek, 24, Elmer Avenue, Southend. Died (27)28.5.1918 Aged 19. With no known grave he is commemorated at SOISSONS MEMORIAL, FRANCE. His name also appears on a Memorial Plaque in the east entrance to the Central Baptist Church, Clarence Road, Southend.

 

CREW Wilfred Henry  Lance Corporal, London Regimant. Son of Mr.Arthur Crew, “Furze Cottage”, Branksome Road, Southend. Died 15.9.1916. Aged 19. With no known grave he is commemorated at THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, PIER AND FACE 9C, 9D, 12C + 13C. FRANCE. He was a former pupil of Southend High School for Boys. He is also commemorated on the family grave, Holy Trinity Church, Southchurch. He is also commemorated on the Great War Memorial Board, Holy Trinity Church, Southchurch.


CRICKE(I)TT Cyril  G. (ENLISTED AND SERVED AS SIDNEY C. GRAMOLT) Private, Royal Fusiliers. Son of Mrs Grace + the late John Cricke(i)tt, 17, Honiton Road, Southend. Died on the Somme 10.8.1916 Aged 24. Buried at QUARRY CEMETERY, MONTAUBAN, FRANCE. SPECIAL MEMORIAL. His cousin ERNEST JAMES ADAMSON - who is listed above - enlisted and served as ERNEST JAMES GRAMOLT. Their mothers were sisters whose maiden name was Gramolt.

 

CRISWICK Ivor J. Private, Gordon Highlanders. Born in Southend and a former Chorister at St.Mary’s Church, Princes Street, Southend. Died 26.10.1918 Aged 19. Buried at VALENCIENNES (ST,ROCH) COMMUNAL CEMETERY, GRAVE III  C  10, FRANCE.

 

CROCKER  Percival J.W. Lieutenant, Queen’s Own Royal West Kent Regiment. Husband of Maud Crocker,”Bercem”, 742 London Road, Leigh-on-Sea. Died of smallpox 16.11.1918 Aged 33. Buried at BAGHDAD (NORTH GATE) CEMETERY, GRAVE VII J  1, IRAQ.

He is also commemorated on the family grave, Sutton Road Cemetery, Southend.

 

CROCKETT Wallace Jack. Lieutenant, Royal Air Force.Son of Mr + Mrs Herbert G. Crockett, “Langore”, 80, Cotswold Road, Westcliff-on-sea. Died  19.9.1918 Aged  26. Buried at  MONTECCHIO PRECALCINO COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, GRAVE – PLOT 5, ROW B, NO.2, ITALY.

 

CROMPTON Percy E.  Corporal, Coldstream Guards.  Son of Mrs. Crompton, 10, Rayleigh Avenue, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 27.11.1917 Aged 21. With no known grave he is commemorated at CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, PANEL 2, FRANCE.

 

CRONK Joseph W.  Sergeant, Bedfordshire Regiment. Lived at 12, Rayleigh Avenue, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 23(27).3.1917. Aged 26. Buried at DERNANCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, GRAVE VI D  48, FRANCE.

 

CROSS Leonard C. Private, Essex Regiment.  Lived at 38, Cromwell Road, Southend. Died 14.4.1917  Aged 38. With no known grave he is commemorated at  ARRAS MEMORIAL, BAY 7, FRANCE.

 

CROUCHER Harold G. Corporal, Essex Regiment.  Lived at 45, Napier Avenue, Southend. Died 27.3.1917. With no known grave he is commemorated at JERUSALEM MEMORIAL, PANELS 33-39, ISRAEL.

 

CROWE Harry Roland. Sergeant, Essex Regiment. Lived at 343, London Road, Southend. Died 11(18).8.1916  Aged 19. With no known grave he is commemorated at THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, SOMME, PIER + FACE 10D, FRANCE.

 

CRYER Cecil Arthur. Lance Corporal, Honourable Artillery Company. Brother of  Harry (Henry) S.Cryer who also fell. Lived at “Norbury” , Fairmead Avenue, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 3.5.1917(1918) Aged 26. With no known grave he is commemorated at ARRAS MEMORIAL, BAY 1, FRANCE.

 

CRYER  Harry(Henry) Scott. Lance Corporal, West Yorkshire Regiment. Brother of Cecil Arthur Cryer who also fell. Son of Walter + Mary Cryer, “Meadowlee”, Chalkwell Avenue, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died (18)19.8.1915 Aged 28. With no known grave he is commemorated at YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, PANEL 21, BELGIUM.

 

CULHAM  Edward Ernest. Trimmer, Mercantile Marine, H..M.S.”Eaglet”. Son of Mr + Mrs. T. Culham, 23, Burnaby Road, Southend. Died 26.10.1918 having been taken ill and transferred to Belmont Hospital, Liverpool. Aged 19. Buried at SOUTHEND (SUTTON ROAD) CEMETERY, GRAVE D.3130.

 

CULLIFORD Oliver Duncan.  Sapper, Royal Engineers. Son of George + Eliza of Southend. Died of wounds 16.10.1915 Aged 24.(25) With no known grave he is commemorated at LOOS MEMORIAL, PANELS 4+5, FRANCE.

 

CULPIN George Barnett.  Boy Telegraphist, Royal Navy, H.M.S.”Defence”. Son of Henry + Alice Culpin of 132, London Road, Southend. Died 31.5.1916 at the Battle of Jutland, Aged 16. He is commemorated at CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, REF. 16. (See Chapter “Lives Lost at Sea” for H.M.S. “Defence” incident)

 

CUNDY   Frederick.   Deck Hand, Royal Naval Reserve, HMT “Ruby”. Lived at 5, Priory Avenue, Prittlewell. Died 17.10.1917 Aged 41. He is buried at OLD CHURCH CEMETERY, SCILLY ISLES. (See Chapter “Loss of Lives at Sea” for HMT “Ruby” incident)

 

CURD  John Leslie (Jack). Private, Royal Army Medical Corps. Only son of Mr + Mrs Curd, 7, Leigh Park Road, Leigh-on-Sea. Died (25)26.9.1917 Aged 20. Buried at DUHALLOW A.D.S. CEMETERY, GRAVE  I  C  48, BELGIUM. He is also commemorated on the family grave, Leigh Cemetery, London Road, Leigh-on-sea, where his age is shown as 19.

 

DAINES Horace William. Yeoman of Signals, Royal Navy, H.M.S. “Aboukir”. Son of Thomas + Emily Daines, 18, Pall Mall, Leigh-on-Sea. Brother of Mrs.Frith, 'Birchington', 1, Victoria Drive, Leigh-on-Sea. Died 22.9.1914, Aged 33. He is commemorated at CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, REF 3. (See Chapter “Lives Lost at Sea” for H.M.S.”Aboukir” incident) He is also commemorated on the family grave, Southend (Sutton Road) Cemetery.

 

DALE John  Cecil. Sergeant, Honourable Artillery Company. Husband of Ellen Dale, 14, Cobham Road, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 26.12.1914 Aged 35. With no known grave he is commemorated at YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, PANEL 9  BELGIUM.

 

DANIEL Harry T.  Flight Cadet, Royal Flying Corps. Son of Mrs. E. Daniel, 2, Alexcandra Road, Leigh-on-Sea. Killed in an air crash at Potterne, Wiltshire, 18.8.1917 Aged 18. Buried at  SOUTHEND (LEIGH-ON-SEA) CEMETERY, GRAVE Z 38.The family grave gives the date of death as 18.8.1918 but the War Grave Commission  headstone states 18.8.1917.

 

DARVILL Alfred Wallace.Able Seaman, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, Drake Batallion. Son of Mary Darvill, “Lynton” 68, Hillside Crescent, Leigh-on-Sea. Died 12.5.1915, from wounds received in the Dardanelles, on board H.M.Hospital Ship “Braemar Castle” Aged 22. With no known grave he is commemorated at CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, REF 15.

 

DAVIDSON Frederick. May be Able Seaman Fred Davison, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Collingwood Batallion.  Son of William + Catherine Davidson, 15, New Road, Leigh-on-Sea. Died 4.6.1915. With no known grave he is commemorated at HELLES MEMORIAL, PANEL 8 - 15, GALLIPOLI, TURKEY There are gravestone + newspaper records of a 'Fred Davison' of Leigh being reported as missing at Mons and later confirmed as killed but the Regiment listed, East Surrey Regiment, cannot be confirmed

 

DAVIES Charles  R.  Rifleman, Royal Irish Rifles. Son of Minnie Davies, 9, Surbiton Road, Southend. Died 16.8.1917 Aged 25. With no known grave he is commemorated at TYNE COT MEMORIAL, ZONNEBEKE, PANEL 138 to 140, 162+162a and 163A, BELGIUM.

 

DAVI(E)S Harry J. Driver, Army Service Corps. Husband of  Ruby Alice Davies, 40, Rayleigh Avenue, Southend. Died(5)6.7.1918 of pleurisy + pneumonia. Buried at STAGLIENO CEMETERY, GENOA, GRAVE  I  B  28, ITALY.

 

DAVIES John Sewell. Rifleman, Monmouthshire Regiment.  Son of Thomas + Mary Davies of Southend. Died 24.4.1915 Aged 30. With no known grave he is commemorated at YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, PANEL 54 , BELGIUM  and at SOUTHEND (SUTTON ROAD) CEMETERY , PLOT D.

 

DAVIS Charles W.J.  Flight Cadet , Royal Air Force. Son of Charles + Sophie Davis, 34, Quebec Avenue, Southend. Died in flying accident, Cirencester, Gloucestershire. 13.10.1918 Aged 19. Buried at CIRENCESTER CEMETERY, GRAVE R70, GLOUCESTERSHIRE.

 

DAVIS Edward S. Private, Royal Berkshire Regiment. Son of Edward + Louisa Davis, 5, Honiton Road, Southend. Died of wounds  4.4.1917 Aged 25(26). With no known grave he is commemorated at THIEPVAL MEMORIAL , PIER + FACE 11D, FRANCE.

 

DAVISON  Robert C.J.  Private, Royal Garrison Artillery. Lived at 42, Wenham Drive, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died from pneumonia 8.10.1916 following home service. Buried at PRITTLEWELL CEMETERY. I can find no record of him on C.W.G.C. records.

 

DAWES Benjamin T.  Rifleman, London Rifle Brigade. Son of  Sunny + Kate Dawes, 211, West Road, Prittlewell. Died (12)20.6.1918 Aged 19. Buried at CABARET-ROUGE BRITISH CEMETERY, SOUCHEZ, GRAVE XX1  AA 28, FRANCE.

 

DAWSON Frederick C.B.  2nd Lieutenant, Royal Fusiliers. Son of William + Ellen Dawson of Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 3(10).5.1917 Aged 27. With no known grave he is commemorated at ARRAS MEMORIAL, BAY 3, FRANCE.

 

DAWSON  William. Private, Machine Gun Corps. Son of Mr + Mrs G. Dawson, 10, Queens Road, Southend. Died 10.7.1917 Aged 19. buried at COXYDE MILITARY CEMETERY, GRAVE  III  K  13, BELGIUM

DAY Charles  E. F.  Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers. Lived at Leigh-on-Sea. Died 17.8.1917  Aged 20. With no known grave he is commemorated at TYNE COT MEMORIAL, YPRES, PANEL 66-68, BELGIUM.

 

DEAN  Louis S.  Rifleman, London Artist’s Rifles Regiment. Lived at 177, Southchurch Road, Southend. Died 30.12.1917  Aged 25. With no known grave he is commemorated at THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, SOMME, PIER+FACE 12C, FRANCE.

 

DEATH Henry  Private, Grenadier Guards. Lived at 42, North Avenue, Southend. Died 8.11.1914  Aged 27. Buried at NEW  IRISH FARM CEMETERY,YPRES, GRAVE XXXIII  A  8, BELGIUM.

 

DEED Benjamin J. Lance Corporal, Essex Regiment. Son of Walter + Elizabeth Deed, 12, Utton Terrace, Leigh-on-Sea. Died 28.4.1917 Aged 22. Buried at FEUCHY BRITISH CEMETERY, GRAVE I  C  19, FRANCE.

 

DEED Horace. Lance Corporal, Essex Regiment. Son of James + Emma Deed, 1, North Street, Prittlewell. Died 12(13).3.1917 Aged 21. Buried at FAUBOURG D’AMIENS CEMETERY, ARRAS, FRANCE.

 

DEER Alonzo J. Private, Royal Fusiliers. Died(19.9.1916) 22.9.1917. Aged 21. With no known grave he is commemorated at TYNE COT MEMORIAL, PANELS 18-30, 162, 162A + 163, BELGIUM.

 

DELL George A.L. Leading Telegraphist, Royal Navy, H.M.S. “Hydra”. Son of  Levi + Fanny Dell 3, Old Southend Road,  Southend. Died 13.10.1918 from influenza Aged 33.  Buried at STAGLIENO CEMETERY, GENOA, GRAVE I  C  11, ITALY

 

DELL Willaim  H.  Lance Sergeant, Queen’s Royal Lancers. Husband of Edith, “Patterdale”, Branksome Road, Southend. Died 21.8.1918  Aged 27. Buried at BAC-DU-SUD BRITISH CEMETERY, BAILLEUVAL, GRAVE  III  A  8, FRANCE.

 

DENMAN  Edgar Eustace. Private, Essex Regiment. Husband of Ethel Denman, South Street, Rochford. Died 20(22).11.1917 Aged 33. With no known grave he is commemorated at CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, PANEL 7+8, FRANCE.

 

DICKERSON Paul.  Private, Army Service Corps, Mechanical Transport. Husband of Mary Dickerson of  98, Park Road, Southend. Died 10.3.1918 of malaria Aged 25(27) Having been buried at sea he is commemorated at MOMBASA BRITISH WAR MEMORIAL, KENYA.

 

DICKSON  John  I. Corporal, East Surrey Regiment. Son of Bames I. Dickson, Ashburnham Road, Southend. Died of wounds 26.10.1918  Aged 26. Buried at DELSAUX FARM CEMETERY, BEUGNY, GRAVE  II  E  22, FRANCE.

 

DILLIWAY  Alfred R. Corporal, Essex Regiment. Employee of Barclays Bank, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 1.7.1917 Aged 20. With no known grave he is commemorated at THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, SOMME, PIER+FACE 10D, FRANCE.

 

DINE  Frederick P. Private, King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment. Husband of Roberta Dine, 1, Hill Cottages, Prittlewell. Died of wounds 28.3.1918 Aged 38. Buried at DUISANS BRITISH CEMETERY, ETRUN, GRAVE  V  F  46, FRANCE.

 

DINES Harry F.  Private, Machine Gun Corps. Lived at Westcliff-on-Sea. Died of pneumonia as a prisoner of war in Germany 18.11.1918  Aged 24. Buried at NIEDERZWEHREN CEMETERY, GRAVE  VI  J  14, GERMANY.

 

DINES Percy Francis John.  2nd Lieutenant, Devonshire Regiment. Son of  Mr T.P. + Mrs. B.H.Dines, “Berwyn”, 91, Lansdowne Avenue , Leigh-on-Sea. Died 1.7.1916 Aged 24. Buried at CARNOY MILITARY CEMETERY, GRAVE SP.MEM.8, FRANCE. He was a former pupil of Southend High School for Boys.

 

DISNEY Arthur W. 2nd Lieutenant, Devonshire Regiment. Lived at “Tenby”, Westleigh Avenue, Leigh-on-Sea. Died 30.11.1917. Aged 34. Commemorated at  CARNOY  MILITARY  CEMETERY, SPECIAL  MEMORIAL 8, FRANCE.

 

DOBELL  Newman B.  Lance Corporal, Royal Fusiliers. Lived at Preston Road,  Westcliff-on-Sea. Died (13) 19.12.1915 following an operation  Aged 21. Buried at HIGHGATE CEMETERY, GRAVE 94.40417, LONDON.

 

DODD  Stanley T.  Private, Royal Fusiliers. Only son of Mr + Mrs Dodd, 27, St. Ann’s Road, Southend. Died, of pneumonia, at Cannock Military Hospital, 17.11.1918. Aged 18. Buried at SOUTHEND( SUTTON ROAD) CEMETERY, GRAVE  E.4039.

 

DODRIDGE Percy C. Corporal, Alberta Regiment, Canadian Infantry. Son of Harry + Eliza Dodridge, 34, Quebec Avenue, Southend. He had emigrated to Canada and enlisted there. Died 3.5.1917 Aged 31. With no known grave he is commemorated at VIMY MEMORIAL  FRANCE.


DOLE Charles L Private, Machine Gun Corps. Husband of Florence Dole, 16,Windsor Road, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died of wounds in German hospital 10.4.1918 Aged 26. Buried at VIEILLE-CHAPELLE NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, LACOUTRE, GRAVE V  E  8, FRANCE.

 

DOOLAN Frederick W.J  Sergeant, Royal Field Artillery. Son of Mrs M.A.Doolan, 2,Essex Street, Prittlewell. Died 19.12.1918(1915) Aged 22. With no known grave he is commemorated at YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, PANELS 5+9, BELGIUM

 

DOUGLAS Leslie S. Corporal, Royal Engineers Signal Corps. Son of James + Florence Douglas, “Kia Ora”,  12, Palmeira Avenue, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 24.9.1915 Aged 21. Buried at CHOCQUES MILITARY  CEMETERY, GRAVE I  D  121, FRANCE.

 

DOW James S. Private, Middlesex Regiment. Lived at “Conway”, 3, Bellevue Road, Southchurch. Died 19.7.1917 Aged 28. Buried at BARD COTTAGE CEMETERY,  YPRES, GRAVE  III  E  11, BELGIUM.

 

DOWLING  Geoffrey Frank.  Private, Queen’s Own West Kent Yeomanry. Son of Mr+Mrs Dowling, 122, Ramuz Drive, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 31.8.1916  Aged 24. With no known grave he is commemorated at THIEPVAL  MEMORIAL, SOMME, PIER + FACE 1A, FRANCE. He was a former pupil of Southend High School for Boys.

 

DOWNER Herbert  Private, Essex Regiment. Son of Edward + Anne Downer, 69, North Avenue, Southend-on-Sea. Died 22.3.1918 Aged 19. With no known grave he is commemorated at ARRAS MEMORIAL, BAY 7, FRANCE.

 

DOWNHAM (DOWNMAN) Leonard  J. Private, Royal Sussex Regiment. Lived at Westcliff-on-Sea. Died  8.8.1918 Aged 26. With no known grave he is commemorated at VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, PANEL 6, FRANCE.

 

DOWNIE Edward  Cecil Hunter.  Corporal, Royal Fusiliers. Son of Mr + Mrs Downie, Ronald Park Avenue,  Westcliff-on-sea. Died 5.8.1916  Aged 20. Buried at WARLOY-BAILLON COMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION,  GRAVE  VII  E  17, FRANCE.

 

DOWNING Harry W.  Pantry Man, Mercantile Marine, ss “Royal Edward”. Born in Southend. Died 13.8.1915  Aged 38. With no known grave he is commemorated at TOWER HILL MEMORIAL. (See Chapter “Lives Lost at Sea for ss “Royal Edward” incident)

 

DOWNS  William.  Gunner, Royal Garrison Artillery. Husband of Mrs. Downs, 46, Maldon Road, Southend. Died 9.4.1918 Aged 39(40). With no known grave he is commemorated at PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, PANEL  1, BELGIUM.

 

DOWSETT Thomas W. Sergeant, Honourable Artillery Company. Son of  Thomas + Mary Dowsett  J.P.,  “Oakhampton”, Thorpe Hall Avenue. Died 30.1.1915 Aged 22(23). Thomas  was the first Southend High School for Boys Old Boy to fall in the Great War and was the Grandson of Southend’s first Mayor Councillor Thomas  Dowsett. He is buried at KEMMEL CHATEAU MILITARY CEMETERY, YPRES, GRAVE B 33, BELGIUM. He is also commemolrated on the family grave, North Road Cemetery, Southend.

 

DRAKE Samuel Bingham. Private, London Scottish Regiment. Husband of Martha Drake, 29, Ramuz Drive,  Westcliff-on-Sea, Died 11.10.1916 Aged 27. Buried at MAROEUIL BRITISH CEMETERY, GRAVE III  H  4, FRANCE. He is also commemorated on the family grave, Southend (Sutton Road) Cemetery.

 

DRAPER Claud(e) Private, Essex Regiment, Son of Thomas + Harriet Draper, 67, Elm Road, Leigh-on-Sea. Died  30.11.1917 Aged 25. With no known grave he is commemorated at CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, PANELS 7+8, FRANCE.

 

DREW  Herbert. Sergeant, Durham Light Infantry. An employee of Southend Corporation. Died 5.11.1916. Aged 24. With no known grave he is commemorated at THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, SOMME, PIER+FACE 14A+15C, FRANCE.

 

DUDLEY  Herbert Edward. 2nd Lieutenant, Somerset Light Infantry. Son of Herbert + Louisa Dudley, 4, Cranley Drive, Westcliff-on-Sea. Lived at 51, Cranley Road, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died  23.8.1917  Aged 21. He is buried at SOUTHEND (SUTTON ROAD) CEMETERY. PLOT F. He was a former pupil of Southend High School for Boys.

 

DUDLEY  Percy  W. Rifleman, Monmouthshire Regiment. Son of Annie Dudley, 81, East Street, Prittlewell. Husband of Ellen Dudley, 120, Salisbury Avenue, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died of pneumonia  19(20).2.1919 Aged 31. Buried at  SOLESMES BRITISH CEMETERY, GRAVE II  F  I, FRANCE.

 

DUNK(E)LEY  Alexander  2nd Lieutenant, Worcestershire Regiment.  Died 9.4.1916 Aged 24. With no known  grave he is commemorated at BASRA MEMORIAL, PANEL 18+63, IRAQ. He was a former assistant teacher  of Southend High School for Boys.


DUNLOP  Eric  A.  Private, Canadian Infantry, Alberta Regiment. Son of Arthur + Nellie Dunlop, 68, St. Helen’s Road, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died of wounds in St.George’s Hospital, London. 20.4.1918 Aged 23. He had emigrated to Canada and enlisted there. Buried at HORNCHURCH (ST.ANDREW) CHURCHYARD, ESSEX GRAVE REF. V. He was a former pupil of Southend High School for Boys.

 

DUNLOP Percy  Alexander.  Lance Corporal, London Scottish Regiment. Son of Charles + Emma Dunlop. Husband of Bertha Dunlop “Ventnor”, 32, St. George’s Park Avenue, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 28.10.1918 Aged 43(44). Buried at MIKRA BRITISH CEMETERY, KALAMARIA, GRAVE REF 697, GREECE. He is also commemorated on the Hornchurch War Memorial.

 

DUNN Albert  J. Sergeant, Post Office Rifles, London Regiment. Husband of Clara Dunn, 29, Branksome Road, Southend. Died 25.5.1915 Aged 38. With no known grave he is commemorated at LE TOURET MEMORIAL, PANEL 4, FRANCE. As a former Railway employee he is to be commemorated on the Great War Memorial to be erected aty London Fenchurch Street Station.

 

DUNN((E) Herbert  E.  Lance Sargeant, Suffolk Regiment. Son of Emily + Joseph Dunn, 3, Stanley Road, Southend. Died 13.10.1915 With no known grave he  is commemorated at LOOS MEMORIAL, PANEL 37+38, FRANCE. There is also a gravestone in SOUTHEND (SUTTON ROAD) CEMETERY, where he is described as “Private, Suffolk Regiment. – killed at Hohenzollern”

 

DUN(N)AGE David  George. Sapper, Royal Engineers. Died, accidentally shot, 6.11.1915  Aged 36. Buried at BAILLEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY (NORD), GRAVE  B. 20, FRANCE.

 

DUNNAGE Thomas. Corporal, Gloucestershire Regiment. Son of Mr + Mrs Dunnage, 5, Bournes Green, Southchurch. Died 22.8.1916 Aged 36. Buried at  DELVILLE WOOD CEMETERY, LONGUEVAL, GRAVE XXIX  L  4, FRANCE.

 

DUNNETT Albert J. Rifleman, Royal Irish Rifles. Son of C. + Emma Dunnett, Daines Farm, Southchurch. Died 13.12.1917 Aged 20. Buried at  ROCQUIGNY-EQUANCOURT ROAD BRITISH CEMETERY, MANANCOURT, GRAVE VIII  A  14, FRANCE. As an employee of Southend + District Gas Company he is also commemorated on their PLAQUE located  on the internal south wall at SOUTHEND CREMATORIUM, SUTTON ROAD.

 

DURRANT Frederick  G.  Private, Essex Regiment. Husband of Kate Durrant, 28, Ruskin Avenue, Southend. Died 21.8.1918. Aged 34. With no known grave he is commemorated at VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, PANEL 7, FRANCE.

 

DURRANT Rowland A. Private, Prince of  Wales’s Own Civil Service Rifles, London Regiment. Son of Fred + Lillian Durrant “Fransham”, Kingswood Chase, Leigh-on-Sea. Died 7.10.1916 Aged 18. With no known memorial he is commemorated at THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, PIER + FACE 13C, FRANCE. He is also listed on the LINDISFARNE COLLEGE MEMORIAL STONE, ST.MARY'S CHURCH, RUABON, WREXHAM, WALES.

 

DYE Samuel  L.  Corporal, Essex Regiment. Lived in St.Anns Road, Southend. Died 24.11.1918  Aged 24. Buried at  ISLEWORTH CEMETERY, GRAVE  W  CB  20, MIDDLESEX.

 

DYER Arthur  G.  Sergeant, London Regiment. Son of Mrs. M.Dyer, 28, Queens Road, Leigh-on-Sea. Died 1.9.1918 Aged 22. Buried at COMBLES COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, GRAVE II  B  27, FRANCE.

 

DYER Wilfred  E.  Private, Royal Fusiliers. Son of Rev. E. Dyer, 1, Claremont Road, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 27.9.1917  Aged 22. With no known grave he is commemorated at TYNE COT MEMORIAL, PANEL 28-30, 162,162A+163A, BELGIUM.

 

DYKE Frederick J. Sapper, Royal Engineers. Former resident of Southend. Died  8.10.1915. Aged 39. With no known grave he is commemorated at LOOS MEMORIAL, PANEL 4+5, FRANCE.

 

DYSON Fred   Private, Essex Regiment. Lived at 35, Leigh Hill, Leigh-on-Sea. Died  12.10.1916. Buried at BANCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, GRAVE  IX  L  10, FRANCE.

 

EAGLETON Frank. Private, Lancashire Fusiliers. Son of George + Jane Eagleton, High Street, Leigh-on-Sea. Died  21.3.1918  Aged 21. With no known grave he is commemorated at POZIERES MEMORIAL, PANEL 32-34, FRANCE.

 

EASLEA Walter Allen.  Private, Stretcher Bearer, Hertfordshire Regiment. Husband of Mrs. Easlea, “Crowdown”, Eastwood Lane, Westcliff-on-Sea. Son of Walter + Ada Easlea, Danes Croft, Eastwood.. Died  21(24).9.1917 Aged  29. With no known grave he is commemorated at  TYNE COT MEMORIAL, YPRES, PANEL 153, BELGIUM. He is also commemorated on “Roll of Honour”, St.Laurence + All Saints Church, Eastwoodbury Lane, Eastwood Memorial Hall, Rayleigh Road, Eastwood and Baptist Church, Marguerite Drvie, Leigh-on-Sea. He is also commemorated on the family grave , Leigh cemetery, London Road, Leigh-on-Sea.

EASTMENT Ernest  Samuel.  Corporal, London Regiment. Son of Ernest + Elizabeth Eastment, 46, Valkyrie Road, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died of wounds 20.7.1916 Aged (24)25. Buried at ECOIVRES MILITARY CEMETERY, MONT-ST.ELOI, GRAVE III  A  25, FRANCE. He is also commemorated on the family grave, North Road Cemetery, Prittlewell.

 

EATON  Charles  George.  Rifleman, King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Son of Charles + Sarah Eaton, “Ernest Villa” 20, Westcliff Park Drive, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 6.10.1915 Aged 37. With no known grave he is commemorated at YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, PANEL 51 + 53, BELGIUM.

 

EATON Paul.  Rifleman, London Rifle Brigade. Son of Charles + Margaret Eaton, 20a, Milton Avenue, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 1.7.1916 Aged 24. With no known grave he is commemorated at THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, SOMME, PIER + FACE 9D, FRANCE.

 

EATON  Sidney Stanley Cyril.  Lance Sergeant, London Regiment. Son of James + Hannah Eaton, 1, Mardy Villas, West Street, Leigh-on-Sea. Died 7.6.1917 Aged 25. Buried at VOORMEZEELE ENCLOSURE NO.3, GRAVE XVI  A  1, YPRES, BELGIUM. He is also commemorated on the family grave, Leigh Cemetery, London Road, Leigh-on-Sea.

 

EDWARD Robert C. G. Sub-Lieutenant, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, Hawke Battalion. Son of Mr + Mrs R.F.S.Edward, “Aveley” Leighton Avenue, Leigh-on-sea. Died 13.11.1916 Aged 21. With no known grave he is commemorated at THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, SOMME, PIER+ FACE 1A, FRANCE.

 

EDWARDS John.  Private, Essex Regiment. Lived at 33, Vicarage Terrace, East Street, Prittlewell. Died 23.3.1916 Aged 33. With no known grave he is commemorated at  LOOS MEMORIAL, PANEL 85-87, FRANCE.

 

EDWARDS  Lawrence James. Rifleman, The Rangers, London Regiment. Son James + Mary Edwards, 'Chaseside', Tintern Avenue, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died, of wounds, 12.8.1918 Aged 20. Buried at MONT HUON MILITARY CEMETERY, LE TREPORT, GRAVE V  O  6A , FRANCE. He is also commemorated on the family gravestone at SOUTHEND (SUTTON ROAD)CEMETERY, PLOT D. He was a former pupil of Southend High School for Boys. He is also commemorated at St.Saviours Church, Kings Road, Westcliff-on-Sea.

 

EEDE Lawrence H.  Private, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Lived at Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 15.10.1915 Aged 29. With no known grave he is commemorated at  YPRES (MENIN GATE0 MEMORIAL, PANEL 22, BELGIUM.

 

EFFORD  C. – see KENDLE  Cecil.E.H.

 

EHRET  Edward.  Private, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Son of Mr. + Mrs. Ehret, 124, South Avenue, Southend. Died 15.11.1917 Aged 21.  With no known grave he is commemorated at TYNE COT MEMORIAL, PANEL 102-104, BELGIUM.

 

ELLIOTT Herbert. Privale, Machine Gun Corps. Husband of Alice Elliott, 98, Park Road, Southend. Died of wounds and gas poisoning  24.4.1918 Aged 27. Buried at ST.SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, GRAVE IX  N  5B, FRANCE.

 

ELLIS  Edward. Private, Essex Regiment. Lived at Cliff Cottages, Billet Lane, Leigh-on-sea. Died  1.9.1918. Aged 25. Buried at  FEUCHY CHAPEL BRITISH CEMETERY, WANCOURT, GRAVE  I  A  7, FRANCE.

 

ELLIS Thomas. Private, 11th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Lived at 34, Dolphin Terrace, Eastwick Road, Southend. Died (4) 5.10.1915. Aged 34. Buried at ST. SEVER CEMETERY, ROUEN, GRAVE A  12  2, FRANCE.

 

ELLIS Thomas. Private, 26th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Lived at 24, Billet Lane, Leigh-on-Sea. Died (24.3.1918) 2.4.1918. Aged 21. With no known grave he is commemorated at ARRAS MEMORIAL, BAY 3, FRANCE.

 

ELLIS  William J. Private, South Staffordshire Regiment. Son of Alice Ellis, 8, Brighton Avenue, Southchurch. Died 26.10.1917 Aged 18. With no known grave he is commemorated at TYNE COT MEMORIAL, PANELS 90-92 + 162-162a, BELGIUM.

 

ELMS  Frederick  C. Privale, Royal Fusiliers. Son of Mr. + Mrs. C. Elms , 11, Ambleside Drive, Southend. Died 9.12.1918 from pneumonia whislt a prisoner of war. Aged 20. Buried at BERLIN SOUTH WESTERN CEMETERY, GRAVE II  D  2 , GERMANY.

 

ELSEY  Fredrick Richard.  Rifleman, Rifle Brigade.  Son of Arthur + Louisa Elsey, “Highlands”, Carlingford Drive, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 1(2).7.1917 Aged 19. With no known grave he is commemorated at YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, PANELS 46-48 + 50, BELGIUM. He is also commemorated on the family grave, Sutton Road Cemetery, Southend-on-Sea.

 

EMERSON  Frank.  2nd Lieutenant, London Rifle Brigade. Brother of R.B.Emerson, 12, Hamlet Court Road, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died  26.8.1918. Aged 21. Buried at PERONNE ROAD CEMETERY, MARICOURT, GRAVE II  C  17, FRANCE.

 

EMERY  Frank  A.  Private, Essex Battalion.  Husband of K. Emery, 20, Balmoral Road, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 19.9.1918 Aged 34. Buried at RAMLEH WAR CEMETERY, GRAVE U 99, ISRAEL.

 

EMERY  George   Private, Norfolk Regiment. Son of Harry Emery, and lived at Westcliff-on-Sea. Died  15.4.1918 Aged 32. With no known grave he is commemorated at TYNE COT MEMORIAL, YPRES, PANEL 34-35 + 162A, BELGIUM.

 

EMMETT  Geoffrey  Cuthbert Bissenden.  Lance Corporal, Royal Engineers. Son of W. + F. Emmet, Glendale House School, 37-39, Anerley Road, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died of pneumonia 4.3.1919 Aged 22. Buried at ST.MARIE CEMETERY, DIV. 64,  LE HAVRE, GRAVE  VIII  H  5, FRANCE.

 

ENGLISH  Sidney C. Private, Australian Infantry. Lived at 52, Summercourt Road, Southend and emigrated to Australia before the war. He enlisted there. Died  7.6.1917  Aged 21. With no known grave he is commemorated at YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, PANELS 7,17,23,25,27,29 +31, BELGIUM.

 

ESPURY  Arthur  Russel.  Lance Corporal, Essex Regiment. Son of William + Catherine Espury, 42, Westleigh Avenue, Leigh-on-Sea. Died 12.8.1916 Aged 24. With no known grave he is commemorated at THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, PIER + FACE 10D, FRANCE.

 

EVA  Frederick  M.  Private, Norfolk Regiment.  Son of Mrs.Amy Letitia Eva, 36, Stromness Road, Southend.  Died 7.11.1918 Aged 19. Buried in HASTINGS CEMETERY, GRAVE L  D  J  21, SUSSEX. He is also commemorated on the family grave, Sutton Road Cemetery, Southend.

 

EVA  Laur(r)ie.  Private, Essex Regiment. Died 1.7.1916. Aged 22. Buried at ANCRE BRITISH CEMETERY, BEAUMONT-HAMEL, GRAVE VIII  D  43, FRANCE. He is also commemorated at Holy Trinity, Southchurch, Memorial Board.

 

EVANS  Alfred.  Private, Essex Regiment. Son of Clara Julia Evans, 26, St.Anns Road, Prittlewell. Died 23(28).11.18 Aged 27.

uried at BEIRUT WAR CEMETERY, LEBANON, GRAVE 192.

 

EVANS  Ronald  Ernest John. Private, West Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Ernest & Mrs Evelyn Evans, “Merlin Haven”, Southborough Drive, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died  9.10.1917(9.11.1917). Aged (20)21. With no known grave he is commemorated at TYNE COT MEMORIAL, YPRES, PANEL 42-47 + 162, BELGIUM.

 

EVERE(I)TT  Jesse.  Petty Officer, Royal Naval Air Service. Son of Elijah + Julia Evere(i)tt, of Southend . Died of wounds at Gallipoli  6.6.1915  Aged 26. With no known grave he is commemorated at CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL REF 13 , CHATHAM, KENT.

 

EVERETT  Frederick  J. Private, Essex Regiment. Son of Mr. W.J.Everett, 35, Sutton Road, Southend. Died 23.10.1916. Aged  29. With no known grave he is commemorated at  THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, SOMME , PIER+ FACE 10D, FRANCE.

 

EVERINGHAM  James.   Private, 11th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died 9.10.1916. Aged 25. With no known grave he  is commemorated at THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, PIER + FACE 10D, FRANCE.

 

EVERI(E)TT Samuel.  Private, Middlesex Regiment.. Only son of Mrs. Everitt, 86, North Avenue, Southend. Died  28.4.1917 (18.8.1917). Aged 21. With no known grave he is commemorated at ARRAS MEMORIAL, BAY 7, FRANCE.

 

EWER  Harold T.   Private, Essex Regiment.  Worked at the Capital + Counties Bank, High Street, Southend. Died 23.10.1916. Aged 22. With no known grave he is commemorated at THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, PIER + FACE 10D, FRANCE.

 

EWING Gordon C. MILITARY CROSS  2nd Lieutenant, Royal Fusiliers. Son of Mr+Mrs James Ewing, 22, Inverness Avenue, Southend. Died 20.9.1918. Aged 25. Buried at EPEHY WOOD FARM CEMETERY, EPEHY, GRAVE  I  F 22, FRANCE.

 

EWINGS  Harold Walter Hardy.  Lance Corporal, London Rifle Brigade. Son of Hannah Ewings, 37, Valkyrie Road, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 1.7.1916 Aged (22) 23. With no known grave he is commemorated at THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, PIER + FACE 9D, FRANCE. He was a former pupil of Southend High School for Boys. He is also listed on the LINDISFARNE COLLEGE MEMORIAL, ST.MARY'S CHURCH, RUABON, WREXHAM, WALES.

 

FAIRBAIRN John  E. Able Seaman, Plumbers Mate, Royal Navy, H.M.S. “Black Prince”. Son of William + Beatrice Fairbairn, 54, Princes Street, Southend. Died 31.5.1916 Aged 22. Commemorated at PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, REF 20. (See Chapter “Loss of Lives at Sea” for H.M.S. “Black Prince” incident.)

 

FAIRCLOUGH JOHN  G.  C. Lance Corporal Middlesex Regiment. Died 7.2.1915.Aged 22. With no known grave he is commemorated at YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, PANELS 49+51, BELGIUM.

 

FAKER Frank L.  2nd Lieutenant, East Yorkshire Regiment. Lived at 9, The Broadway, Leigh-on-Sea. Died 13.11.1916. Aged 24. With no known grave he is commemorated at THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, SOMME, PIER+FACE 2C, FRANCE.


FARBRIDGE Thomas.  Sergeant, Royal Fusiliers. Lived in Southend and was employed at the Royal Hotel. Died  10(11).1.1916. Aged 31(34). Buried at HOOGE CRATER CEMETERY, GRAVE  II  G  1, BELGIUM.

 

FARR Albert E. (Edwin A.) Private, Essex Regiment. Lived at 3, Western Cottages, Southchurch. Died, in Winchester        Hospital from the effects of gas,17.6.1918.  Aged 35. Buried at WINCHESTER (WEST HILL) OLD CEMETERY, GRAVE 1952, HANTS.

 

FARROW Alexander.  Private, Essex Regiment. Lived at “The Cottage”, Nelson Mews, Southend. Died 12.12.1916. Aged 32. With no known grave he is commemorated at THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, SOMME, PIER+ FACE 10D, FRANCE.

 

FEAKINS Robert. Private, King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Son of James + Elizabeth Feakins, 6, St.Ann’s Road, Southend. Died 7.10.1916. Aged 19. With no known grave he is commemorated at THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, PIER + FACE 11C + 12A, FRANCE.

 

FELL G.C. Huntley.  2nd Lieutenant, Royal Field Artillery. Lived at Leigh-on-Sea. Died 24.7.1917 Aged 23. Buried at DICKEBUSCH NEW MILITARY CEMETERY EXTENSION, GRAVE I  A  3, BELGIUM.

 

FELTON Stephen  G. Private, Northamptonshire Regiment. Son of Mr J.G.Felton, 35,Chinchilla Road, Southend. Died 13.10.1915. Aged 26. With no known grave he is commemorated at LOOS MEMORIAL, PANEL 91-93, FRANCE.

 

FIELD Charles Laurence  Rifleman, London Regiment. Husband of Elizabeth Field, "Milford", Eastwood Lane, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 27.9.18 Aged (30)32. Buried at CHAPEL CORNER CEMETERY, GRAVE B 5, SAUCHY-LESTREE, FRANCE.

 

FILBY Richard C.L.  Private, Essex Regment. Son of Mr R.T.Filby, Elm Road, Leigh-on-Sea. Died of malaria, 22.12.1917. Aged 22. Buried at RAMLEH WAR CEMETERY, GRAVE  G 52, ISRAEL.

 

FINCH Henry  S. Private, Essex Regiment. Lived at 17, Grover Street, Southend. Died,of wounds, 3.7.1916 Aged 19(20). Buried at  BEAUVAL COMMUNAL CEMETERY, GRAVE  B  30, FRANCE.

 

FINDEN Walter George.  Sapper, Royal Engineers. Son of Charlie + Alice Finden.Husband of Daisy Finden, 13, Shakespeare Drive, Southend. Died by drowning 30.12.1917. Aged 25. Buried at ALEXANDRIA (HADRA) WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, GRAVE F.68, EGYPT.( See Chapter “Loss of Lives at Sea” for ss “Aragon” incident) He is also commemorated on the family grave, Leigh Cemetery, London Road, Leigh-on-Sea. As a former Railway employee he is to be commemorated on the Great War Memorial, London Fenchurch Street Station.

 

FINE Solomon.  Lieutenant, Royal Air Force. Son of Mr. + Mrs. H. Fine, 24, Southchurch Road, Southend. Died in a flying accident in France caused by a violent thunderstorm, 18.5.1918, Aged 19. Buried at CONTAY BRITISH CEMETERY, CONTAY, GRAVE V111  A  21. FRANCE. He was a former pupil of Southend High School for Boys.

 

FINLAY Archibald.  Captain, Royal Army Medical Corps. Husband of Jessie Finlay, “Bryngelly”, Hastings Road, Southend. Died in Epsom Hospital having been invalided home, 5.6.1918. Aged  34. Buried at REIGATE CEMETERY, GRAVE S. 3.6307, SURREY. He was a former pupil of Southend High School for Boys.

 

FINN William.  Private, Gloucester Regiment. Son of John + Sarah Finn, 6, Napier Avenue, Southend + Husband of Lillie Finn, 49, Ashburnham Road, Southend.  Died 26.4.1918 Aged (34)35. With no known grave  he is commemorated at TYNE COT MEMORIAL, PANEL 72-75, BELGIUM.

 

FISHER  Herbert J. Private, Essex Regiment. Lived at 13, Rayleigh Avenue, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 14.4.1917. Aged 35(36). With no known grave he is commemorated at ARRAS MEMORIAL, BAY 7, FRANCE.

 

FISHER John (Jack)  Sapper, Royal Engineers. Brother of Robert Fisher who also fell. Son of John A. + Annie E. Fisher, 13, Valkyrie Road, Westcliff-on-Sea. Husband of Nora Fisher. Died 16.8.1918 of influenza + pneumonia Aged  29. Buried at SOUTHEND (SUTTON ROAD) CEMETERY, GRAVE  E.3985. He is also commemorated on a separate family grave, Sutton Road Cemetery, Southend.

FISHER  Robert   2nd Lieutenant, South Staffordshire Regiment. Brother of John (Jack) Fisher who also fell. Son of John A. + Annie E. Fisher, 13, Valkyrie Road, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 14(15).11.1916. Aged 19. With no known grave he is commemorated at  THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, SOMME, PIER+FACE 7B, FRANCE. He is also commemorated on the family grave, Sutton Road Cemetery, Southend.

 

FITT  Thomas  H.H.  Private, Royal Sussex Regiment. Son of Mr. W.H.Fitt, 21, Windsor Road, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died  9.4.1917. Aged 21. With no known grave he is commemorated at ARRAS  MEMORIAL, BAY 6, FRANCE.

 

FLACK  Edwin G.J.   Corporal, Royal Garrison Artillery. Brother of Frederick C.Flack who also fell. Lived at 37, Central Avenue , Southend. Died 28.3.1918. Aged  34.Buried at ST.NICOLAS BRITISH CEMETERY, GRAVE II D  6, FRANCE.

 

FLACK  Frederick  C.  Private, Essex Regiment.Brother of Edwin George Jack Flack who also fell. Son of Eliza Flack, 21, Stromness  Road, Southend. Died 20.12.1917 Aged (27)30. Buried at MORY ABBEY MILITARY CEMETERY, MOREL, GRAVE II  D  10,  FRANCE.

 

FLEMING  Reginald  Henry.  2nd Lieutenant, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Lived at 53, Elderton Road, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died (10)11.7.1916. Aged 24. With no known grave he is commemorated at THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, SOMME, PIER + FACE 4A, FRANCE.

 

FLORY  Stanley  B. Corporal, The Buffs, East Kent Regiment.  Son of Benjamin + Rosa Emma Flory of Westcliff-on-Sea. Died  18.9.1918 Aged 22. With no known grave he is commemorated at VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, PANEL 3, FRANCE.

 

FOSKETT Henry John (Harry).  Musician, Royal Navy, Royal Marine Band, HMS “Indefatigable”. Lived at 136, Central Avenue, Southend. Died 31.5.1916. Aged 27. With no known grave he is commemorated at PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, REF 22 HANTS.(See Chapter “Loss of Lives at Sea” for HMS Defatigable incident)

 

FOSTER  Alfred  Rifleman, Rifle Brigade. Lived at 157, Salisbury Avenue, Souithend. Died  9.8.1916 of gas poisoning. Aged (30)31. Buried at  LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, GRAVE  VII  D  36, BELGIUM. As a former Railway employee he is to be commemorated on the Great War Memorial, London Fenchurch Street Station.

 

FOWLES  Reginald Lawrence.  Private, Honourable Artillery Company. Born in Battersea he was the son of Reginald Allen + the late Lilian Fowles, Grand Parade, Leigh. Husband of Elena Constance Fowles, Warbro’ Cottage, Hillside Crescent, Leigh-on-Sea. Died  18.7.1917. Aged 38. Buried at  MORY ABBEY MILITARY CEMETERY, MORY, GRAVE  II  I 4, FRANCE. He is also commemorated on the family grave, Leigh Cemetery, London Road, Leigh-on-Sea.

 

FOX  Richard W.  Private, East Surrey Regiment. Brother of Robert Henry Fox who also fell. Son of Mr + Mrs Fox, Hillside Crescent , Southend. Died 3.8.1917. Aged (28)29. With no known grave he is commemorated at YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL PANEL 34, BELGIUM.

 

FOX  Robert Henry.  Rifleman, Rifle Brigade. Brother of Richard William Fox who also fell. Son of Mr + Mrs Fox , Hillside Road , Southend. Died  23.6.1917(1918). Aged 29. Buried at LE VERTANNOY BRITISH CEMETERY, HINGES, GRAVE D  1, FRANCE.

 

FRANKLIN  Fredrick.  Private, Machine Gun Corps. Son of F. Franklin, 146, Salisbury Avenue, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 29.4.1917. Aged 26. Buried at  SAILLY-LABOURSE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, GRAVE R  2, FRANCE.

 

FRASER  Norman  W.G. Private, Canadian Infantry. Lived at “Elmfield”, 17, Crowstone Road, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 24.4.1915. Aged 23. With no known grave he is commemorated at YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, PANEL 18,28 + 30, BELGIUM.

 

FREEMAN  Digby Mark. Rifleman, London Rifle Brigade. Son of Mr + Mrs W. Freeman, 28, Genesta Road, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 9.9.1916(12.10.1916). Aged 20. Buried at GROVE TOWN CEMETERY, MEAULTE, GRAVE I  0  35, FRANCE.

 

FREEMAN  Harry.  Private, Norfolk Regiment. Son of Maria Potton Freeman.Husband of Annie Freeman, 5, Branksome Road, Southend. Died of malaria 22.12.1917. Aged 36. Buried at KANTARA WAR MEMORIAL, REF E225, EGYPT. He is also listed on the LINDISFARNE COLLEGE MEMORIAL STONE, ST.MARY'S CHURCH, RUABON, WREXHAM , WALES.  He is also commemorated on the family grave, Sutton Road Cemetery, Southend.

 

FRIEND  Frederick  S. Private, Machine Gun Corps. Brother of Percy William Friend who also fell.  Son of William + Eliza Friend of “Loylea” , 27,  Anerley Road, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died of wounds  17.5.1917. Aged 25.Buried at  BEDFORD HOUSE CEMETERY, GRAVE, ENCLOSURE 4,  I  H  43,  BELGIUM. He is also commemorated on the family grave, Southend (Sutton Road) Cemetery.

 

FRIEND  Percy  W.   Private, Royal West Kent Regiment. Brother of Frederick Stanley Friend who also fell. Son of  William + Eliza Friend of  27, Anerley Road, Westcliff-on-Sea. Southend. Died 23(26).6.1917. Aged 26. Buried at AUBIGNY  COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, GRAVE  III  H  48, FRANCE. He is also commemorated on the family grave Southend (Sutton Road) Cemetery.

 

FRIPP  John T.   2nd Lieutenant, Lincolnshire Regiment. Son of John T.Fripp, Torquay Drive, Leigh-on-Sea. Died  13.10.1915. Aged 27.With no known grave he is commemorated at LOOS MEMORIAL, PANEL 31-34, FRANCE.

 

FRITH  Reginald  William.  Lieutenant, Hertfordshire Regiment. Only son of Reginald Percy & Helena Frith, 287, London Road, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died, of wounds, 7.2.1918, in Latchmere House Military Hospital, KIngston, Surrey. Aged 21. Buried at SOUTHEND  ( LEIGH-ON-SEA) CEMETERY, REF. T33. He was a former pupil of Southend High School for Boys.

 

FROST  Alfred J.  Driver, Army Service Corps. Husband of Lily Frost, 49, Southsea Avenue, Leigh-on-Sea. Died in hospital of trench fever, 31.7.1918. Aged 31. Buried at  SOUTHEND (SUTTON ROAD) CEMETERY, GRAVE  F.5974.

 

FROST  Arthur  J.  Corporal, Essex Regiment. Lived at 19, Oakleigh Avenue, Southchurch. Died 6.9.1918. Aged 34. With no known grave he is commemorated at VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, PANEL 7, FRANCE.

 

FROST  Bertie  C. (Cecil B.) Private, Middlesex Regiment. Lived at “St.Margarets“, Grange Road, Leigh-on-Sea. Died 14.(9)10.1916. Aged 27. Buried at  DELVILLE WOOD CEMETERY, LONGUEVAL, GRAVE  XXV  H  3, FRANCE.

 

FROST  Ernest  G.W.  Private, Essex Regiment. Lived at 50, Summercourt Road, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died (1)5.2.1918 whilst a Turkish prisoner of war. Aged 32. Buried at BAGHDAD (NORTH GATE) CEMETERY, GRAVE XXI  U 33, IRAQ.

 

FRY  George  F.  Private, Gloucester Regiment. Son of Frederick Fry, 29, Stromness Place, Southend. Died 12.8.1915 Aged 25(27). With no known grave he is commemorated at HELLES MEMORIAL, PANEL 101-104, GALLIPOLI, TURKEY.

 

FRYER  Edgar A.  Corporal, Royal Fusiliers. Son of Edgar + Harriett Fryer. Husband of Mabel Fryer, West Street, Rochford. Died, of wounds, in hospital in Havre, France. 16.10.1916 Aged(21) 25. Buried at ETRETAT CHURCHYARD, GRAVE II  C  3, FRANCE. He was a former pupil of Southend High School for Boys.

 

FULCHER  Frederick  E.  Stoker, 1st Class, Royal Navy. “H.M.S. Pembroke” Chatham Base. Died  of pneumonia + heart failure 22.2.1919. (3 days after being demobilised) Buried at SOUTHEND (SUTTON ROAD) CEMETERY, GRAVE F.3499

 

FULCHER  Harold G. Private, Durham Light Infantry. Son of George A. Fulcher, Chief Clerk, Southend Corporation Electricity Dept. Died of pneumonia, 14.5.1918.Aged 26. Buried at VAILLY BRITISH CEMETERY, GRAVE  I  AA  3, FRANCE.

 

FULLER  Alfred E.  Private, Essex Regiment. Lived at 35, Tudor Road, Southend. An employee of Southend Corporation. Died  3.5.1917. Aged 41(43). With no known grave he is commemorated at ARRAS MEMORIAL, BAY 7, FRANCE.

 

GALE  George H. MENTIONED IN DISPATCHES.  Sergeant, Essex Regiment. Discharged  wounded  in 1915, he died of pneumonia (27.10.1918) 17.11.1918 . Aged 31. I can find no record of him on C.W.G.C. web-site. It is recorded that at his time of death he was a civilian. It is therefore probable that he had been invalided out of the army and the authoroties did not consider that his death was in consequence of the war. He is buried in Aylesbury, Bucks.

 

GALER  Leonard  A. Private, Essex Regiment.  Son of Lydia Galer, 7, Lambert Street, Southend. Died 12.10.1916 Aged 19. With no known grave he is commemorated at THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, PIER + FACE 10D, FRANCE.

 

GALLEY  Frederick  T. Sergeant, Middlesex Regiment. Husband of  Mrs F.S.Galley, 32,St.Ann’s Road, Southend. Died 24.11.1917. Aged 34.  With no known grave he is commemorated at CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, PANEL 9, FRANCE. He is also listed on St.Clements Church War Memorial, West Thurrock, Essex.

 

GALPIN  Leonard Charles. Lance Sergeant, Royal Fusiliers. Lived at 43, Claremont Road, Hockley. Died 2.7.1916. Aged 22. Buried at LA NEUVILLE BRITISH CEMETERY, CORBIE, GRAVE  I  A  24, FRANCE. He is also Commemorated on the HOCKLEY WAR MEMORIAL, ESSEX. Son of James T.H. + Elizabeth Caroline Galpin he is commemorated on the family grave, City of London Cemetery, Grave 75931.

 

GARD  William  J. Private, Essex Regiment.  Died 23.5.1915. Lived at 18, Coleman Street, Southend. Died 23.5.1915. Aged 29. With no known grave he is commemorated at YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, PANEL 39, BELGIUM.

 

GARDINER  Lawrence.  Private, Norfolk Regiment.  Son of Benjamin + Rosina  Gardiner, “The Hut”, 217, South Avenue, Southend. Formerly of 41, Gordon Road, Southend. Died 13.10.1915. Aged (18)19. With no known grave he is commemorated at LOOS MEMORIAL, PANEL 30+31,  FRANCE. His name appears on a Memorial Plaque in the east entrance to the Central Baptist Church, Clarence Road.

 

GARDNER  Edward.  Private, Suffolk Regiment. Lived 53, Farringdon Street, Southend. Died 26.9.1917. Aged 26. With no known grave he is commemorated at TYNE COT MEMORIAL, PANEL 40-41+ 162,162A, BELGIUM.

 

GARDNER  George  C.  Private, Queen’s Bays 2nd Dragoon Guards. Son of Rose Gardner, 59, Boston Avenue, Southend. Died of pneumonia whilst on home leave in Southend  27.12.1918. Aged 35. Buried at SOUTHEND (SUTTON ROAD) CEMETERY, GRAVE C.729. He is also commemorated on the Essex Yeomanry Memorial, Chelmsford Cathedral, Essex, where his surname is spelt GARDINER

 

GARLAND  Ronald  G.  Private, Essex Regiment. Son of George + Rose Garland, 78, Darnley Road, Southend. Died, of wounds, 26.9.1916 Aged 21. Buried at GROVE TOWN CEMETERY, MEAULTE, GRAVE I  E  28, FRANCE.

 

GARNER  William  A.  Private, Essex Regiment. Son of John + Florence Garner, 17, Rayleigh Avenue, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 2.9.1918. Aged 20(21). Buried at FAUBOURG  D’AMIENS CEMETERY, ARRAS, GRAVE VI  F  33, FRANCE.

 

GARNISH  Thomas  F.  Private, Royal Fusiliers. Husband of T. Garnish, 21, Maldon Road, Southend. Died ,of wounds, 29.4.1917 Aged 33. With no known grave he is commemorated at ARRAS MEMORIAL, BAY 3, FRANCE.

 

GATES  Frederick  P.  Private, Machine Gun Corps. Brother of William Thomas Gates who also fell. Son of Mrs E. Gates, 28, Nursery Place, Southchurch Road, Southend. Died of wounds  6.11.1918 Aged 19. Buried at AWOINGT BRITISH CEMETERY, GRAVE III  B  6, FRANCE.

 

GATES  William T.  Private, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment. Brother of Frederick Percy Gates who also fell. Son of Mrs Gates, 28, Nursery Place, Southchurch. Died(23) 24.9.1918. Aged 36. Buried at UNICORN CEMETERY, VEND’HUILE, GRAVE II  B  21, FRANCE.

 

GAY  Albert  John.  Sergeant, Royal  Fusiliers. Lived at Grove Road, Rayleigh. Died (27)30.3.1916. Aged 29. With no known grave he is commemorated at YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, PANEL 6+8, BELGIUM.

 

GEAR  Magnus.  DISTINGUISHED CONDUCT MEDAL. Lance Corporal, Border Regiment. Lived at 70, Darnley Road, Southend. Died of wounds in King Georges Hospital, London. 7.6.1917. Aged 36. Buried at ALL SAINTS (NUNHEAD) CEMETERY, GRAVE, SCREEN WALL, 89.32843. SOUTHWARK.

 

GEORGE  Harold W.  Private, Bedfordshire Regiment. Lived in Southend. Died 22.3.1918. Aged 22. With no known grave he is commemorated at POZIERES MEMORIAL, PANEL 28+29, FRANCE.

 

GERRARD  Arthur E.  Rifleman, Kings Royal Rifle Corps. Employed at Southend Post Office. Died 1.7.1917. Aged 23. Buried at MESSINES RIDGE BRITISH CEMETERY, GRAVE II  E  50, FRANCE.

 

GIBBS Ernest A.  Private, Australian Infantry. Son of Henry + Emily Gibbs, 34, Princes Street, Southend. He had emigrated to Australia and enlisted there. Died 3(4).10.1917. Aged 29. Buried at BHUTTES NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, POLYGON WOOD , GRAVE XXVI  B  4/6, BELGIUM.

 

GIBSON  Charles J.  Gunner, Royal Garrison Artillery. Brother of  George T.(J) Gibson who also fell. Lived at 35, Southsea Avenue, Leigh-on-Sea. Died 29.4.1918. Aged 21. Buried at CABARET-ROUGE BRITISH CEMETERY, SOUCHEZ, GRAVE  XIX  E  4, FRANCE.

 

GIBSON  George  T(J).  Private, Essex Regiment. Brother of Charles J. Gibson who also fell. Son of Mr. G.J. + Mrs. C. Gibson, 35, Southsea Avenue, Leigh-on-Sea. Died of pneumonia(23) 25.11.1918. Aged(25)26. Buried at BEIRUT WAR CEMETERY, REF 208 LEBANESE REPUBLIC.

 

GIBSON  Herbert.  Sapper, Royal Engineers. Son of James + Fanny Gibson of Southend. Died 18(20).11.1915 Aged 22 in Serbia. He is reported as being the first local man to die in the Balkans Campaign. Buried at SALONIKA (LEMBE ROAD) MILITARY CEMETERY, REF 1601, GREECE.

 

GILL  William  MILITARY MEDAL. Gunner, Royal Garrison Artillery. Lived in Weston Road, Southend. Died 21(30).3.1918. Aged 21. With no known grave he is commemorated at ARRAS MEMORIAL, BAY 1, FRANCE.

GILLINGS Charles W.  Corporal, Black Watch. Died 18.7.1916 Aged 26. With no known grave he is commemorated at THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, PIER + FACE 10A, FRANCE. As a serving Police Officer he is also commemorated on the PLAQUE in the garden memorial facing the entrance to SOUTHEND POLICE STATION, VICTORIA AVENUE.

 

GILSON George.  2nd Lieutenant, London Rifle Brigade. Son of Mrs. Gilson, 131, Alexandra Road, Southend. Died 1.9.1918. Aged 38. With no known grave he is commemorated at VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, PANEL 10, FRANCE.

 

GLADWELL Albert E.  Private, Royal Fusiliers. Brother of Bertie Gladwell who also fell. Son of  Mr + Mrs Charles Gladwell, 1, Barnard’s Cottages, New Road, Leigh-on-Sea and Husband of Eliza Gladwell, 50, Burnaby Road, Southend. Died 29.9.1915 Aged 25(30). Buried at BAILLEUL ROAD EAST CEMETERY, ST.LAURENT-BLANGY, GRAVE IV  E  14, FRANCE.

 

GLADWELL Bertie. Private, Welsh Regiment. Brother of  Albert Ernest Gladwell who also fell. Son of Mr. + Mrs. Charles Gladwell, 1, Barnard’s Cottages, New Road, Leigh-on-Sea. Died 20.2.1915. Aged 33. With no known grave he is commemorated at YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, PANEL 37, BELGIUM.

 

GLEDHILL Alfred V.  Private, London Regiment. Lived at 27, Tylers Avenue, Southend. Died 27.12.1917. Aged 42. Buried at JERUSALEM WAR CEMETERY, GRAVE P133, ISRAEL.

 

GLOVER Frank. Private, Middlesex Regiment. Husband of Ethel Glover, “Eaglesfield”, 95, Fleetwood Aveune, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 31.8.1916 Aged 33(34). With no known grave he is commemorated at THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, PIER + FACE 12D+ 13B, FRANCE.

 

GLOVER Lawrence Vivian. Rifleman, Rifle Brigade. Husband of Mary Glover 31, Satanita Road, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died(19)21.2.1917. Aged 33. Buried at CAMBRAI EAST MILITARY CEMETERY, GRAVE Sp.Mem.6, FRANCE

 

GODDARD Arthur. Lance Corporal, Northumberland Fusiliers. Son of Arthur + Elizabeth Goddard, 55, The Grove, Southend. Died 27.10.1918. Aged 20. Buried at TEZZE BRITISH CEMETERY, PLOT 2, ROW D, GRAVE 5, ITALY.

 

GODWARD Cyril  Francis.  Able Seaman, Royal Navy , Submarine E.8. Son of Frank + Priscilla Godward, 68, Avenue Road, Southend. Died 11.6.1916 Aged 23. Commemorated at CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, REF 16. I can find no details of any action on or around 11.6.1916 involving Submarine E8. This submarine was scuttled at sea on 4.8.1918 to avoid capture by advancing German forces. If he had been serving  on Submarine E18, as opposed to E 8, this submarine was lost in May 1916. Although E18 was sunk in May 1916 the 'official' date was listed as 11.6.1916. The story of Submarine E.18 and it's crew can be found on http://www.hmse18.org and C.F.Godward is included in the crew photographs.

 

GODWARD Frederick A.  Private, Royal Army Medical Corps. Husband of Mrs E.F. Godward, 19, Summercourt Road, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died of tuberculosis at Nayland Sanatorium, Essex 29.4.1917 Aged 37. Buried at SOUTHEND (NORTH ROAD) CEMETERY, GRAVE A  7  15.

 

GOFFE Reginald C.  Sapper, Royal Engineers. Lived at Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 30.3.1918. Age 38. With no known grave he is commemorated at POZIERES MEMORIAL, PANEL 10-13, FRANCE.

 

GOGAY Archibald  W.N.  Captain, Canadian Army Service Corps. Son of Mr. H.R.Gawen Gogay, “Dongola”, Heygate Avenue, Southend. Died of pneumonia 2(7).11.1918. Aged 32. Buried at ETAPLES MILITARY  CEMETERY, GRAVE  XLVIII  D  3, FRANCE.

 

GOLDING Frederick W. Sapper, Royal Engineers. Husband of Mary Golding, Grover Street, Southend. Died 10.8.1918. Aged 33. Buried at ST.SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, GRAVE  Q  IV  F 22, FRANCE.

 

GOLDING George. Private, Essex Regiment. Son of Mary Golding, 35, Ilfracombe Road, Southend. Died 2.11.1917. Aged (25)26. Buried at DIER EL BELAH WAR CEMETERY, GRAVE B  22 , ISRAEL.

 

GOOD Henry J.  Private, Essex Regiment. Son of Edwin + Bessie Good, 4, Gossitt Avenue, Prittlewell. Died 12.3.1915. Aged 18(19). Buried at CALVAIRE (ESSEX) CEMETERY, GRAVE I  J  8, BELGIUM.

 

GOOD Morton Handlay. Rifleman, King’s Rifle Corps. Son of William + Ellen Good, “Hazlemere”, Bread + Cheese Hill, Thundersley. Died 2.5.1917. Aged 21. Buried at WARLINCOURT HALTE BRITISH MILITARY CEMETERY, SAULTE, GRAVE  X  G  8, FRANCE.

 

GOODALE  James  F.  Private, Royal Berkshire Regiment. Son of Frederick + Lydia Goodale, 20, Colchester Road, Prittlewell. Died 26.4.1917. Aged 20. With no known grave he is commemorated at ARRAS MEMORIAL, BAY 7, FRANCE.

 

GOODMAN  Albert T.  Lance Corporal, Essex Regiment. Son of George Goodman, 56, Maldon Road, Southend. Died, in Malta, from enteric fever contracted in Gallipoli, 7.11.1915. Aged 21. Buried at PIETA MILITARY CEMETERY, GRAVE  D  III  5, MALTA.

 

GOODRUM  William  H.  Pioneer, Royal Engineers Railway Construction. Husband of Mary Goodrum, “Carisbrooke”, 145, Hainault Avenue , Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 18.1.1919, of trench fever in Shoebury Garrison Hospital, Aged 35. Buried at SOUTH SHOEBURY (ST.ANDREW) CHURCHYARD.

 

GOODWIN Leslie Herbert. Lance Corporal, Essex Regiment. Son of Arthur + Sarah Goodwin ,“Lytton”, Southbourne Grove, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died, from the effects of gas, 26.10.1917. Aged 27(26). Buried at WIMEREUX COMMUNAL CEMETERY, GRAVE  VI  E  20. FRANCE.

 

GOODY  Leonard.   Sergeant, Essex Regiment. Lived at 22, Stornoway Road, Southend. Died  2.11.1917. Aged 21. Buried at GAZA WAR CEMETERY, GRAVE  XXIX  D  15, ISRAEL.

 

GOOD(E) Mark  E.  Private, Norfolk Regiment. Son of Mr. Goody, 15, Shakespeare Drive, Prittlewell. Died 13.10.1915. Aged 19. With no known grave he is commemorated at LOOS MEMORIAL, PANEL 30+31, FRANCE.

 

GORE  Francis S. C.  2nd Lieutenant, Middlesex Regiment. Lived at 13, Lydford Road, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died, of wounds, 26.3.1917. Aged 38. Buried at LIJSSENTHOEK  MILITARY CEMETERY, GRAVE  X  A  18, BELGIUM.

 

GORMAN  Thomas Benjamin.  Private, Royal Fusiliers. Son of Thomas + Florence Gorman, 24, Electric Aveune, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 10.8.1918  Aged 18. Buried at VIGNACOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, GRAVE V E  8, FRANCE.

 

GOSLING  Charles F. Private, Essex Yeomanry. Son of Mrs. C.Gosling, 11, Glenmore Street, Southchurch. Died 11.4.1917 Aged 19. With no known grave he is commemorated at ARRAS MEMORIAL, BAY 1, FRANCE. He is also commemorated on the Essex Yeomanry Memorial Plaque, Chelmsford Cathedral, Chelmsford.

 

GOSS Frederick  J. Private, Essex Regiment. Son of Mrs Goss, 31,St.Mary’s Road, Prittlewell. Died 28.3.1918. Aged 21. With no known grave he is commemorated at ARRAS MEMORIAL, BAY 7, FRANCE.

 

GOULD  Laurence  Lill.  Private, County of London Yeomanry. Son of Douglas + Florence Gould, 16, Meteor Road, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 21.8.1915. Aged 23. Buried at  GREEN HILL CEMETERY, GALLIPOLI, GRAVE  II C  2, TURKEY. He is commemorated on the family grave, Sutton Road Cemetery, Southend.

 

GRADY  Thomas  A.  Private, Norfolk Regiment. Lived in Southchurch. Died  18.10.1918. Aged 18. Buried at RUE-PETILLON MILITARY CEMETERY, FLEURBAIX, GRAVE  II  D  69, FRANCE

 

GRANT  Herbert  S.  Rifleman, London Rifle Brigade. Lived at Bellevue Road, Southchurch. Died  20.5.1916., having drowned whilst in training on River Gipping, at Ipswich. Aged 22. Buried at  LANGDON HILLS (ST.MARY + ALL SAINTS) OLD CHURCHYARD, ESSEX.

 

GRANT  Sydney R. 2nd Lieutenant, Machine Gun Corps. Son of E. Grant, “Lynmouth”, Eastwood. Died 18.4.1918 Aged 24. Buried at GORRE BRITISH + INDIAN CEMETERY, GRAVE VI  B  19, FRANCE.

 

GRAY  Harry.   Private, Northamptonshire Regiment. Lived in Central Avenue, Southend. Died  22.12.1914. Aged 29. With no known grave he is commemorated at LE TOURET MEMORIAL, PANEL 28-30, FRANCE.

 

GRAY  James I.  Gunner, Royal Garrison Artillery. Son of Mr + Mrs Gray, 31, Central Avenue, Southend. Died 2.5.1919. Aged 24.  I can find no record of him on the C.W.G.C. website. His death is recorded as a Civil Death in Rochford District which indicates that he had been discharged from the Army prior to his death.

 

GREEN  Frederick  Sergeant, Royal Field Artillery. Brother of William Green, 43, New Road, Leigh-on-Sea. Died 14.11.1916 (15.3.1916)Aged 29. With no known grave he is commemorated at THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, PIER + FACE 1A + 8A, FRANCE.

 

GREEN Edward G. Rifleman, London Rifle Brigade. Only son of Mr + Mrs. John  Green, 8, Quebec Avenue, Southend. Died  18.12.1915. Aged(19)20. With no known grave he is commemorated at  YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, PANEL  52+54, BELGIUM. His name also appears on a Memorial Plaque in the entrance to the Central Baptist Church, Clarence Road.

 

GREEN George C. Private, Lincolnshire Regiment. Son of Mr. + Mrs. Green, 137, North Road, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 3.7.1916 Aged 27. Buried at WARLOY-BAILLON COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, GRAVE I  C  34, FRANCE.

 

GREEN James.  2nd Lieutenant, Middlesex Regiment. Lived in Southchurch. Died,of wounds, 27.9.1918. Aged 29. Buried at LA TARGETTE BRITISH CEMETERY,  NEUVILLE-ST.VAAST, GRAVE  IV  C  20, FRANCE.

 

GREEN Joseph.  Private, King’s Liverpool Regiment. Lived in Duke of Manchester Drive, Leigh-on-Sea. Died 15.10.1916. Aged 34. Buried at  BULLS ROAD CEMETERY, FLERS, GRAVE  II  L  11, FRANCE.

 

GREEN Robert J. Private, Middlesex Regiment. Husband of Harriett Green, 2, Public Halls, Castle Hadleigh, Southend. Died 2.8.1917 Aged 35. Buried at LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, GRAVE VVII  A 16A, BELGIUM.

 

GREEN Walter.  Private, Queen’s Own Royal West Kent Regiment. Son of William + Mary Green, 4, Elmore Villas, Glenbervie Drive, Leigh-on-Sea. Died 9.4.1917 Aged 21(25). With no known grave he is commemorated at ARRAS MEMORIAL, BAY 7, FRANCE.

 

GREENHAM Arthur.  Gunner, Royal Field Artillery. Brother of George Greenham who also fell. Lived at 8, Station Avenue, Prittlewell. Died  23.2.1918. Aged 36. Buried at FINS NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, SOREL-LE-GRAND, GRAVE  IV  C  6, FRANCE.

 

GREENHAM George.  Stoker, 2nd Class, Royal Navy, HMS “Brisk”. Brother of  Arthur Greenham who also fell. Lived at 60, Milton Road, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 2.10.1917. With no known grave he is commemorated at PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL,  Ref 22, HANTS. (See Chapter “Loss of Lives at Sea” for HMS “Brisk” incident)

 

GRIFFITH  Oswald. Lieutenant, Royal Field Artillery. Lived in Southend. Died 27.2.1915. Aged 27. He had only left England on 22.2.1915 for 2 weeks training in France. Buried at NIEUWKERKE CHURCHYARD, GRAVE  P.4, BELGIUM.

 

GRIMES William. Private, Northamptonshire Regiment. Husband of Kate Grimes, 14, Coleman Street, Southend. Died 31.7.1917 Aged 30(32). With no known grave he is commemorated at YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, PANEL 43+45, MENIN GATE, BELGIUM.

 

GROOMBRIDGE Clement T.  Lieutenant, Leicestershire Regiment.Son of Mr + Mrs C.Groombridge, 99,St.Helen’s Road, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 23.11.1915. Aged 20, as a result of a tragic accident. Whilst riding his new motor-cycle, at the junction of York Road and Southchurch Avenue, he attempted to return a salute given to him by a soldier on sentry duty. He lost control of his motor-cycle and fell off, fracturing his skull. He died in Glen Hospital, Southend. Buried SOUTHEND(SUTTON ROAD) CEMETERY GRAVE E. 4219. He was a former pupil of Southend High School for Boys.

 

GROPPLER Hubert. Private, Essex Regiment. Died 13.8.1915. Aged 30. With no known grave he is commemorated at HELLES MEMORIAL, PANEL 144-150 or 229-233, GALLIPOLI, TURKEY (See Chapter “Loss of Lives at Sea” for H.M.T.”Royal Edward” incident).

 

GUEST Alfred R.  Stoker, 1st Class, Royal Navy,  H.M.S. “Lilac”. Son of Alfred + Louisa Guest, 11, Queens Road, Southend. Died 18.8.1915 Aged 22. He is commemorated at CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, REF 11. ( See Chapter “Loss of Lives at Sea” for HMS “Lilac” incident.)

 

GUIVER Herbert.  Sergeant, Essex Regiment. Died 17.2.1916 Aged 33. Buried at SUCRERIE MILITARY CEMETERY, COLINCAMPS, GRAVE III  H  11, FRANCE. As a serving Police Officer he is commemorated on a PLAQUE in the garden opposite the entrance to SOUTHEND POLICE STATION, VICTORIA AVENUE.

 

GUIVER Sidney Ernest. Private, Essex Yeomanry.  Son of Frederick + Ellen Guiver, 41, Princes Street, Southend. Died 11.4.1917 Aged 21. With no known grave he is commemorated at ARRAS MEMORIAL, BAY 1, FRANCE. He is also commemorated on the family grave, Sutton Road Cemetery, Southend. He is also commemorated on the Essex Yeomanry Memorial Plaque, Chelmsford Cathedral, Chelmsford.

 

GUNN  Angus R. ( Roy A.)  Private, Royal Fusiliers. Employee of Southend Borough Surveyor’s Department. Died 17.2.1917. Aged 29. Buried at REGINA TRENCH CEMETERY, GRANDCOURT, GRAVE  IV  G 14, FRANCE.

GUNN Harold J. 1st Mate, Mercantile marine , ss “Vienna”(or H.M.T.”Vermont”). Son of Samuel Gunn, 10, Hadleigh Road, Leigh-on-sea. Died 11.9.1917 Aged 31. He is commemorated at TOWER HILL MEMORIAL .( See Chapter “Loss of Lives at Sea “ for ss “Vienna”/ H.M.T.”Vermont” incidents.)


GURTON Ernest F. Driver, Royal Engineers. Son of Harry + Emily Gurton, formerly of Blue House Farm, Lambourne, Romford. Husband of Francis K. Gurton(nee Yeldham) whom he married in Rochford District Oct/Nov/Dec 1914. Died 7.10.1918 Age 27. Buried at TARANTO TOWN CEMETERY EXTENSION, GRAVE III  C  8, ITALY.

 

GUTTERIDGE Richard C. Lieutenant, Durham Light Infantry. Lived at Leigh-on-Sea. Died 28.5.1918. Aged 25. Buried at HERMONVILLE MILITARY CEMETERY, GRAVE  I  E  6, FRANCE.

 

HADDOCK Joseph Henry.  2nd Lieutenant, Royal Irish Rifles. Husband of May Haddock, 22, Beach Avenue, Leigh-on-Sea. Died 24.3.1918. Aged 28. Buried at HAM BRITIISH CEMETERY, MUILLE – VILLETTE,  GRAVE  II  A  26, FRANCE.

 

HADINGHAM Bertie G. Private, Essex Regiment. Lived in Holyrood Drive, Westcliff-on-Sea. Employed as a teacher at Chalkwell Hall Boy’s School. Died of dysentery, contracted in Gallipoli, on  17.12.1915. Aged 24. Buried at ALEXANDRIA  (CHATBY) MILITARY + WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, GRAVE C.98, EGYPT.

 

HAINES George H. Lance Corporal, Essex Regiment. Worked at Great Eastern Railway, Southend (Victoria) Station. Died  18(20).10.1915. Aged 26. With no known grave he is commemorated at LOOS MEMORIAL, PANEL 85-87, FRANCE.

 

HAINSWORTH Thomas. Corporal, Royal Garrison Artillery. Lived in New Road, Leigh-on-Sea. Died 7.10.1918. Aged 29. Buried at  NOYELLES-SUR-L’ESCAUT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, GRAVE  I  C  8, FRANCE.

 

HALL Albert George.  Stoker, 1st Class, Royal Navy, H.M.S/M “E8”(E.18). Lived in Southend. Died 11.6.1916. With no known grave he is commemorated at  CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, REF 17, KENT. (See Chapter “Loss of Lives at Sea” for H.M.S/M “E8” incident and H.M.S/M E 18. incident)  Submarine E 8 was scuttled at sea in 1918 and, although E.18 sank in May 1916 the 'official' date recorded is 11.6.1916.

 

HALL Harford G.  Lientenant, Sherwood Foresters (Notts + Derby Regiment). Only child of St. John Greville + Ada Hall, 139, Pall Mall, Leigh-on-Sea. Died 4.3.1917 Aged 25. With no known grave he is commemorated at THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, PIER + FACE 10C,10D + 11A, FRANCE.

 

HALL(I)MORE Frederick John.  Gunner, Royal Garrison Artillery. Lived in Southend. Died of tuberculosis  at Hither Green Hospital, 30.7.1918. Aged 37. I can find no record of him on C.W.G.C.records, nor is there a Civil Death listed.

 

HALLS  Frederick J.J.  Private, Essex Regiment. Husband of Lily Halls, 69, Southchurch Avenue, Southend . Died 26.8.1915(1918)  Aged 24(26), Buried at SHRINE CEMETERY, BUCQUOY, GRAVE II  A  2, FRANCE.

 

HAMBL(E)Sidney N.(V)  Private, Essex Regiment. Lived at 171, The Beach, Thorpe Bay. Died 24.4.1918. Aged (19) 20. With no known grave he is commemorated at LOOS MEMORIAL, PANEL 85-87, FRANCE.

 

HAMILTON George. Private, The Buffs, East Kent Regiment. Husband of Minnie Hamilton  14, Fairleigh Drive, Southend. Died at Windsor, of wounds suffered in a grenade accident in France, 13.6.1917 Aged 39. Buried at SOUTHEND (LEIGH-ON-SEA) CEMETERY, GRAVE K63.

 

HAMMETT William J. Private, Royal Fusiliers. Lived at 20, Maldon Road, Southend. Died 1(2).7.1916. Aged 29. With no known grave he is commemorated at THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, SOMME, PIER+FACE 8C,9A+16A, FRANCE. He is also commemorated at Foulness Church.

 

HAMMOND Arthur Joseph  Private, London Regiment. Husband of Adelaide Hammond, 14, Fernleigh Drive, Leigh-on-Sea. Died 26.5.1915 Aged (28)29. With no known grave he is commemorated at LE TOURET MEMORIAL PANELS 45+46, FRANCE.

 

HARDY Gathorne. 2nd Lieutenant, Royal Irish Fusiliers. Son of William + Geraldine Hardy, The White Lodge, St.Vincent’s Road, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 30.4.1918 Aged 19 whilst a prisoner of war. Buried at KORTRIJK (ST.JAN) COMMUNAL CEMETERY, GRAVE C  23, BELGIUM.

 

HARENS Theodore S. Private, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 10.11.1920 from the effects of the war. Aged 48. I can find  no record of him on the C.W.G.C. website.He is recorded as a Civil Death, Age 47 in Rochford District in 1920 which would indicate that ther authorities did not attribute his death to any consequence of the war.

 

HARLEY Richard. Sergeant, Suffolk Regiment. Lived at Prittlewell. Formerly employed as a Porter at Prittlewell Station. Died  9.4.1917. Aged 26. Buried at BAILLEUL ROAD EAST CEMETERY, ST.LAURENT-BLANGY, GRAVE I  A  10, FRANCE.

 

HARPER Francis James. Lance Corporal, Royal Fusiliers. Brother of George William Harper who also fell. Son of Mr + Mrs Harper, “Whyteleaf”,Westminster Drive, Westcliff-on-Sea.  Died of wounds following discharge from the Army, 3.11.1918. Aged 25. Buried at SOUTHEND (SUTTON ROAD) CEMETERY GRAVE E.4107. He was a former pupil of Southend High School for Boys.

 

HARPER George William. Lance Bombardier, Royal Field Artillery. Brother of  Francis James Harper who also fell. Son of Mr. + Mrs Charles Harper + Husband of Daisy Harper of Southend. Died(7) 8.8.1918 Aged 24. Buried at HEILLY STATION CEMETERY, MERICOURT L’ABBE, GRAVE VII  B  98, FRANCE. He is also commemorated on his brother's grave E4107, Sutton Road Cemetery, Southend.

 

HARRIS Ernest R. Private, East Surrey Regiment. Son of Philip + Ellen Harris, 79, Guildford Road, Southend. Died (26)31.5.1917 Aged 23(24). Buried at STRUMA MILITARY CEMETERY, GRAVE IX  D  1, GREECE.

 

HARRIS Victor C. Lance Corporal, East Kent Regiment, The Buffs. Lived at Bluebell Villa, 5, Stromness Place, Southchurch. Died 19.9.1918. Aged 25.Buried at CHAPELLE BRITISH CEMETERY, HOLNON, GRAVE  III  E  2, FRANCE.

 

HARRISON George W. (William G.) Able Seaman, Royal Navy, HMS “Aboukir”. Husband of Amy S. J. Harrison, 59, Oban Road, Southend. Died 22.9.1914 Aged 35. With no known grave he is commemorated at CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, REF 2, CHATHAM. (see Chapter “Loss of Lives at Sea” for HMS “Aboukir” incident.)

 

HARRISON Norman F. Rifleman, London Regiment. Son of Mr + Mrs F.F.Harrison, “Ellesmere”, West Road, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 9.9.1916. Aged 21. With no known grave he is commemorated at  THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, SOMME, PIER + FACE 9C, FRANCE.

 

HARRISON William. Private, Royal Fusiliers. Lived at Bellevue Place, Southchurch.  Died  9.10.1918. Buried at FLESQUIERES HILL BRITISH CEMETERY, GRAVE  IV  B  31, FRANCE.

 

HARROD Harry R. (Reginald  H.) Private, The Buffs, East Kent Regiment. Son of Henry W. + Ellen Harrod, 1, Arthur’s Cottages, Bournes Green, Southchurch. Died of wounds 31.7.1917. Aged 31 (32). Buried at  LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, GRAVE   XVI  G  1A, BELGIUM.

 

HART Stanley Frank. Private, Essex Regiment. Lived at 172, Victoria Avenue, Southend. Died of wounds, 28.11.1916, whilst a prisoner of war, Aged 28. Buried at BERLIN SOUTH-WESTERN CEMETERY, GRAVE VI  E  2, GERMANY. He is commemorated on BRAINTREE WAR MEMORIAL, ESSEX, his parents having lived in Rayne, Essex.

 

HART William F.C.N. Flight Lieutenant, Royal Air Force. Lived at 22, Warrior Square, Southend. Died during a bombing raid 1.4.1918. Aged 23. With no known grave he is commemorated at  ARRAS FLYING SERVICES MEMORIAL, FRANCE.

 

HART William G.A.  Private, Northamptonshire Regiment. Lived at Lawn Road, Southchurch. Died 20.4.1918. Aged 29. Buried at POST OFFICE RIFLES CEMETERY, FESTUBERT, GRAVE III  F  4, FRANCE.

 

HARTLEY Owen. Company Quarter Master Sergeant, Royal Army Service Corps. Brother of Truscott Arthur Hartley who also fell. Son of Mrs. Hartley, “Kynance”, Warrior Square, Southend.. Died  23.1.(1918)1919  whilst returning home from Egypt. Aged 30. Buried at KANTARA WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, GRAVE  E.327, EGYPT.

 

HARTLEY Truscott A. (Arthur T.)  Driver, Canadian Field Artillery. Brother of Owen Hartley who also fell. Son of Mrs. Hartley , “Kynance”, Warrior Square, Southend. Had emigrated to Canada, after serving in Boer War, and enlisted there. Died  24.3.1917. Aged 35(39). Buried at  ECOIVRES MILITARY CEMETERY,  MONT-ST.ELOI, GRAVE  IV  G  10, FRANCE.

 

HARVEY Albert E. Private, Essex Regiment. Son of Emma Foster, 39, Stromness Road, Southchurch. Formerly employed at Southend by Great Eastern Railways as a carriage washer. Died 4.11.1915. Aged 21. BURIED AT AZMAK CEMETERY, SUVLA, GRAVE II  B  11, GALLIPOLI, TURKEY.

 

HARVEY Albert V. Rifleman, London Regiment, Post Office Rifles. Son of Mrs. E. Harvey, 64, Silversea Road (Drive), Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 19.10.1918(3.11.1918) in Shoebury Military Hospital of pneumonia. Aged 22.  BURIED AT SOUTH SHOEBURY (ST.ANDREW’S) CHURCHYARD.

 

HARVEY Alfred W. Captain, Royal Army Medical Corps. Lived in Valkyrie Road, Westcliff-on-sea.  Died of wounds 7.9.1916. Aged 46. Buried at AMARA WAR CEMETERY, GRAVE  IX  F  16, IRAQ.

 

HARVEY Frederick. Driver, Royal Engineers. Son of Mrs H.F.Harvey, 8, Queen Elizabeth Chase, Rochford. Died 12.8.1918. Aged 24, following an accident whist repairing a vehicle. Buried at VILLERS-BRETONNEUX MILITARY CEMETERY, GRAVE  XIX  BB  8, FRANCE.

 

HARVEY George L. Assistant Motor Engineer, Mercantile Marine, Royal Fleet Auxilliary “Thrush”. Son of William + Ellen Harvey, 27, High Street, Southend.  Died 11.4.1917 Aged 21. Buried at SOUTHEND (SUTTON ROAD) CEMETERY GRAVE E.5350.(See Chapter “Loss of Lives at Sea” for R.F.A ” Thrush” incident.)

 

HARVEY William C. DISTINGUISHED CONDUCT MEDAL. Sergeant, Royal Engineers. Employed at Southend Railway Station. Died 21.8.1917. Aged 28. Buried at ARTILLERY WOOD CEMETERY, GRAVE  VII  A  11, BELGIUM.

 

HARVEY William  J. Rifleman, Rifle Brigade.  Son of George + Martha Harvey of Osborne Road, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 12.9.1915 Aged 25. Buried at WATOO CHURCHYARD, GRAVE 7, BELGIUM.

 

HARWOOD J. Rifleman, Rifle Brigade. Lived in The Broadway, Southend. Died 1.7.1916. Aged 20. With no known grave he is commemorated at THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, THE SOMME, PIER + FACE  16B+ 16C, FRANCE.

 

HATT C.H.  MILITARY MEDAL Corporal, Australian Infantry. Brother of Thomas Edgar Hatt who also fell. Son of Thomas + Elizabeth Hatt, Furzefield Lodge, Eastwood Road, Leigh-on-Sea. Died 17.8.1918. Aged 25. Buried at HEATH CEMETERY, HARBONNIERES, GRAVE  V  F  19 , FRANCE.  He had emigrated to Australia and enlisted there.

 

HATT   Thomas  Edgar.  MILITARY MEDAL. Sergeant, London Irish Rifles. Brother of C.H.Hatt who also fell. Son of Thomas + Elizabeth  Hatt, Furzefield Lodge, Eastwood Road, Leigh-on-sea. Died  21.3.1918. Aged 23. With no known grave he is commemorated at ARRAS MEMORIAL, BAY 10, FRANCE.

 

HAVES Stanley  Alfred. Private, Royal Sussex Regiment. Son of Alfred + Amy Haves, “Hawthorn” 41, Sandleigh Road, Leigh-on-Sea. Died 26.9.1917 Aged 19. With no known grave he is commemorated at TYNE COT MEMORIAL, PANEL 86-88, BELGIUM. He was a former pupil of Southend High School for Boys. He is also commemorated at St.James the Less Church, Hadleigh where he was a former chorister. He is listed on their Great War Memorial in the porch and on an individual plaque inside the church which states that he was wounded and reported missing in action at Tower Hamlets, Ypres, Belgium.

 

HAYCRAFT  Alan M. Lieutenant, Royal Fusiliers. Lived at “Alva”, Salisbury Avenue, Leigh-on-Sea.  Died 1.7.1916. Aged 35 Buried at HAWTHORN RIDGE, CEMETERY NO.2, AUCHONVILLERS, GRAVE B 44, FRANCE.

 

HAYWARD  Bertram  B.  Private, Essex Regimant.  Husband of Jean Hayward, 120, Brightwell Aveune, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 28.4.1917  Aged 36(37). With no known grave he is commemorated at ARRAS MEMORIAL, BAY 7, FRANCE.

 

HAZELWOOD (HASSELWOOD) Walter  Herbert. Private, Royal Fusiliers. Lived in Westcliff-on-Sea. Died of wounds, 27.8.1918. Aged 18. Buried at  DAOURS COMMUNITY CEMETERY EXTENSION, GRAVE  VII  B  5, FRANCE.

 

HEAD Wilfred A.  Private, London Regiment. Son of Henry + Alice Head, 33, Old Southend Road, Southend. Died 16.9.1916  Aged 22. Buried at DERNACOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, GRAVE II C  15, FRANCE.

 

HEASMAN Alec  J. Gunner, Royal Field Artillery. Husband of Sarah Heasman, 11, Salisbury Avenue, Westcliff-on-Sea, formerly of 7, North Road, Southend. Died 20.4.1918  Aged 24. Buried at DUISANS BRITISH CEMETERY, ETRUN, GRAVE  V  G  25, FRANCE.

 

HEAS(E)MAN John Valentine. Private, Honourable Artillery Company. Only son of Mr + Mrs G.V.Heasman, 10, Grosvenor Road, Southend. Died 17.11.1916. Aged 20. Buried at  CONTAY BRITISH CEMETERY, GRAVE  VIII  B  26, FRANCE.

 

HEATH Thomas N.  Rifleman, London Rifle Brigade. Son of Mr + Mrs Heath, “Llanberis”, Westcliff Avenue, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died of wounds ,4.6.1917. Aged 24. Buried at GREVILLERS BRITISH CEMETERY, GRAVE  V  C  15, FRANCE. He is also listed on the LINDISFARNE COLLEGE MEMORIAL STONE, ST.MARY'S CHURCH, RUABON, WREXHAM, WALES.

 

HEDGLEY Thomas  E. Private, South Wales Borderers. Son of John + Sarah Hedgley, 5, Stromness Place, Southend. Died 1.7.1916  Aged 21. Buried at “Y” RAVINE CEMETERY, BEAUMONT-HAMEL, GRAVE C.29, FRANCE.

 

HEELEY Valentine.  Private, Essex Regiment. Lived at 47,Colchester Road, Southend. Died 5.10.1915. Aged 32(33). Son of Alfred + Charlotte Heeley. With no known grave he is commemorated at LOOS MEMORIAL, PANEL 85-87, FRANCE. He is also commemorated on the family grave, Sutton Road Cemetery, Southend.

 

HENNESS(E)Y Percy  D. Rifleman, Rifle Brigade. Lived at 34, Leigh Hill, Leigh-on-Sea. Died 13.4.1915. Buried at YPRES TOWN CEMETERY EXTENSION, GRAVE  I  G  9, BELGIUM.


HERD James F. 2nd Engineer Junior, Mercantile Marine,  ss “Minnehaha”. Husband of Lillian Herd, 17a,Uttons Lane, Leigh-on-Sea. Died 7.9.1917 Aged 34. Commemorated at TOWER HILL MEMORIAL.( See Chapter “Loss of Lives at Sea” for ss “Minnehaha” incident.)

 

HERTSLET  Harold C.  2nd Lieutenant, Middlesex Regiment. Lived in Thorpe Bay. Died 1.7.1916.  Aged 27. Buried at  AUCHONVILLERS MILITARY CEMETERY, GRAVE  II E  21, FRANCE.

 

HIBBLE Herbert C. Private, Royal Marine Light Infantry. Son of Charles + Mary Hibble, “Durgan”, Oakleigh Park Drive, Leigh-on-Sea. Died 13.7.1915  Aged 22. Buried at LANCASHIRE LANDING CEMETERY, GRAVE D 111, GALLIPOLI, TURKEY.

 

HICKLENTON Donald S. 2nd Lieutenant, Royal Field Artillery. Son of  Herbert + Margaret Hicklenton, 8, Ditton Court Road, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 24.8.1918  Aged 21. Buried at VILLERS-BRETONNEUX MILITARY CEMETERY, GRAVE XV11  A  3, FRANCE. He was a former pupil of Southend High School for Boys.

 

HICKS Bertie J. Lance Corporal, Essex Regiment.  Son of Thomas Hicks, 92, Fairfax Drive, Southend. Died 28.3.1918 Aged 21. With no known grave he is commemorated at ARRAS MEMORIAL, BAY 7, FRANCE.

 

HICKS WalterS. Rifleman, London Regiment, The Rangers.  Son of Samuel + Louisa Hicks, Eastwood Road, Prittlewell. Died 8.5.1915  Aged 25(27). With no known grave he is commemorated at YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, PANEL 54, BELGIUM.

 

HICKSON William V. Lance Corporal, Bedfordshire Regiment. Lived at 54, Hamlet Court Road, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 18.4.(1917)1918. Aged 32. With no known grave he is commemorated at LOOS MEMORIAL, PANEL 41, FRANCE.

 

HILL Claud J. Private, Essex Regiment. Lived at Westleigh Grange Farm, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died  22.4.1918. Aged 39. Buried at LAPUGNOY MILITARY CEMETERY, GRAVE  VII  E  1, FRANCE.

 

HILL George. Private, Bedfordshire Regiment. Son of Mr + Mrs Hill, 66, Milton Street, Prittlewell.  Died of wounds,  (21)25.11.1917. Aged 19. Buried at  ABBEVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETRY EXTENSION, GRAVE  III  E  12, FRANCE.

 

HILLMAN Richard Edward. Rifleman, London Rifle Brigade. Son of Mr + Mrs Hillman, “San Remo”, San Remo Parade, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 1.7.1916. Aged 17. With no known grave he is commemorated at THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, SOMME, PIER + FACE 9D, FRANCE. He was a former pupil of Southend High School for Boys.

 

HILLS Ernest. Lance Corporal, Essex Regiment. Brother of Vincent Hills who also fell. Lived at 9, Osborne Road, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died  3(4).5.1915. Aged (21)23. Buried at KLEIN-VEERSTRAAT BRITISH CEMETERY, GRAVE  V  C  15, BELGIUM.

 

HILLS George. Private, Royal Canadian Highlanders. Brother of William Hills who also fell. Lived at 60, Park Street, Southend-on-sea. Died 15.6.1916(13.6.1915). Aged 22. I can find no details on C.W.G.C. website.

 

HILLS Henry T. Private, Army Service Corps.  Husband of Mrs. E. Hills, 3, Workhouse Cottages, Rochford. Died of bronchial pneumonia 13.10.1918. Aged (33)34. Buried at TEHRAN WAR CEMETERY, GRAVE III  E  3, IRAN.

 

HILLS Thomas F. Private, West Yorkshire Regiment. Lived at 41, Oban Road, Southchurch. Died  26.3.1918. Aged 36. With no known grave he is commemorated at ARRAS MEMORIAL, BAY 4, FRANCE.

 

HILLS Vincent. Private, Machine Gun Corps. Died of wounds 4.5.1917. Aged 21.  Brother of Ernest Hills who also fell. With no known grave he is commemorated at ARRAS MEMORIAL, BAY 10, FRANCE.

 

HILLS William. Private, Royal Canadian Highlanders. Brother of George Hills who also fell. Lived at 60, Park Street, Southend. Died “July 1915”. Aged 20. I can find no record of him on C.W.G.C. website.

 

HIMPETT William Edward. Private, Bedfordshire Regiment. Husband of Mrs. L. Himpett, 8, Albert Square, Southend. Died of wounds 22.3.1918  Aged 31(32). With no known grave he is commemorated at POZIERES MEMORIAL, PANEL 28-29, FRANCE. He is also commemorated on HOCKLEY WAR MEMORIAL, ESSEX.

 

HINDS Arthur Edward. Company Sergeant Major, Kings Royal Rifle Corps. Native of Westcliff. Husband of Millicent Hinds, 12, Madresfield Road, Grerat Malvern, Worcestershire.  Died 2.3.1915 Age 37. With no known grave he is commemorated at YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, PANEL 51 + 53, BELGIUM.

 

HINDS Arthur E. Company Sergeant Major, King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Lived in Hainault Avenue, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died  2.3.1915. Aged  37. With no known grave he is commemorated at YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, PANEL 51+53, BELGIUM.

 

HINE Ernest  Edward. Gunner, Royal Fleet Auxillary. Son of William Arthur + Annie Maria Hine, “Nithsdale”,The Cliffs , Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 13.10.1918  Aged(31) 32. Buried at DELSAUX FARM CEMETERY, BEUGNY, GRAVE I  E  6, FRANCE. He is also commemorated on the family grave, Sutton Road Cemetery, Southend.

 

HOAD Algernon L. Private, Essex Regiment. Son of Mrs. F.K.Hoad, 9, Portland Avenue, Southend. Died 24.7.1917. Aged 22. Buried at DUISANS BRITISH CEMETERY, ETRUN, GRAVE V  A  27, FRANCE.

 

HOARE Percy E. Private, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Lived at  41, Stanley Road, Southend. Died of wounds  25.7.1918. Aged 39.  Buried at LONGUENESSE (ST.OMER)  SOUVENIR CEMETERY, GRAVE  V  D  3, FRANCE.

 

HOBBS  Reginald G.  2nd Lieutenant, King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Assistant Master at Leigh North Street Schools. Died  20(21).9.1917. Aged 33. Buried at CEMENT HOUSE CEMETERY, LANGEMARK,  GRAVE  I  D  4, BELGIUM.

 

HOBBS William G. Lieutenant, Royal Berkshire Regiment. Lived in Cliff Town, Southend. Died  25.9.1915. Aged 24. With no known grave he is commemorated at LOOS MEMORIAL,  PANEL 93-95, FRANCE.

 

HOCKEY Edwin PERCY.  Lance Corporal, Australian Infantry. Son of Albert + Elizabeth Hockey, “Mentmore”, Victoria Avenue, Southend. Died 25.4.1915 Aged 20. With no known grave he is commemorated at LONE PINE MEMORIAL, REF 20, GALLIPOLI, TURKEY. He had emigrated to Australia and enlisted there. He was a former pupil of Southend High School for Boys. He is also commemorated on the family grave, Sutton Road Cemetery, Southend.

 

HOCKLEY  Peter.  MILITARY MEDAL Gunner, Royal Field Artillery. Lived at 8, Burnaby Road, Southend. Died 8.5.1917. Aged 24. BURIED AT CABARET-ROUGE BRITISH CEMETERY, SOUCHET, GRAVE  VIII  C  5, FRANCE.

 

HODGES Albert Ernest. Private, Yorkshire Regiment. Brother of  Frederick George Hodges who also fell. Son of Mr + Mrs Hodges, 10, North Avenue, Southend. Died of wounds 12.10.1917(1918). Aged 25. Buried at ETRETAT CHURCHYARD EXTENSION, GRAVE   II  H  4, FRANCE.

 

HODGES  Frederick  G.  Private, Essex Regiment. Brother of Albert Ernest Hodges who also fell.Son of Mr+Mrs Hodges, 10 , North Avenue, Southend. Died 12.10.1916 Aged 26. Buried at LONDON CEMETERY EXTENSION, LONGUEVAL, GRAVE 2  B  17, FRANCE.

 

HODGSON Arthur G. Lance Corporal, City of London Yeomanry. Lived at5, Silverdale Avenue, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died  21.8.1915. Aged 20. Buried at GREEN HILL CEMETERY, GALLIPOLI, GRAVE  II  F  8, TURKEY.

 

HODGSON  Robert Valentine.  Rifleman, London Regiment, London Irish Rifles. Son of Christopher & Florence Hodgson, 20, Pembury Road, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 31.5.1918  Aged 22 whilst a prisoner of war. Buried at PERONNE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, GRAVE III  G  17, FRANCE.

 

HOFFMAN Joseph  W. Private, Border Regiment. Lived at 9, Herbert Grove, Southend. Died 31.10.1916 (1.11.1916). Aged 25.With no known grave he is commemorated at THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, SOMME, PIER+FACE  6A+7C, FRANCE.

 

HOLLAND  Frank.  Rifleman, London Regiment, Queen’s Westminster Rifles. Son of Willam + Ellen Holland, 863, London Road, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 7.9.1916 Aged 31. Buried at DANTZIG ALLEY BRITISH CEMETERY, MAMETZ,  GRAVE XI  V  1, FRANCE.

 

HOLLAND Prince G. (George P.) Private, Bedfordshire Regiment. Lived at 31, Stromness Place, Southend. Died  23.10.1918. Aged 23. Buried at  MONTAY BRITISH CEMETERY, GRAVE B 3, FRANCE.

 

HOLLIS William Thomas. Petty Officer, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. HMS “President”. Lived at 1, St.George’s Park Drive, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died  25.4.1916., killed in an air raid on Lowestoft. Aged 36. Buried at  RYDE BOROUGH CEMETERY, GRAVE  OG. C. 379, ISLE OF WIGHT.

 

HOLMES Rowland O.R. Private, Honourable Artillery Company. Son of Samuel D. Holmes, 160, Southchurch Road, Southend. Died of wounds(30.11.1916) 1.12.1916. Aged 22. Buried at VARENNES MILITARY CEMETERY, GRAVE  I  G  48, FRANCE.

 

HOOD  Lewis  R. Private, Royal Marines Light Infantry. HMS “Hawke”. Son of Samuel + Louisa Hood, 196, Shaftesbury Avenue, Thorpe Bay. Died 15.10.1914  Aged 20. Commemorated at CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL,  REF.7.( See chapter “Loss of Lives at Sea” for HMS “Hawke” incident.)

HOOKER  Alfred.  Leading Signalman, Royal Navy , HMS “Hawke”. Lived in Southend. Died 15.10.1914. With no known grave he is commemorated at  CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, REF 1, KENT. (See Chapter “Loss of Lives at Sea” for HMS “Hawke” incident.)

 

HOPE Herbert  A.  2nd Lieutenant, Royal Flying Corps. Son of Emma Hope, 108, Hamlet Court Road, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 28.7.1916  Aged 26. Buried at LAPUGNOY MILITARY CEMETERY, GRAVE V  A  11, FRANCE.

 

HORLEY  William.  2nd Baker, Mercantile Marine, HMS “Viknor”. Husband of Leonis Horley, 3 North Street, Prittlewell. Died 13.1.1915  Aged 42. Commemorated at PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL  REF 10. (See Chapter “Loss of Lives at Sea” for HMS “Viknor” incident.)

 

HORNING  Albert  F.  Private, Royal Fusiliers. Died of wounds 26.10.1918  Aged (21)22. Buried at AWOINGT BRITISH  CEMETERY, GRAVE I  D  19, FRANCE.

 

HORNSBY  James  H. Gunner, Royal Garrison Artillery. Son of John + Sarah Hornsby, Bournes Green, Southend. Died of pneumonia 13.12.1916. Aged 37. Buried at ST.MARIE CEMETERY, LE HAVRE, GRAVE DIV.3,  A  18, FRANCE.

 

HORSNELL  Ernest W. Private, Northumberland Fusiliers. Employed at the bakery, 49, Milton Road, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died (10)18.10.1917. Aged 22. With no known grave he is commemorated at  TYNE COT MEMORIAL, YPRES, PANEL 19-23 + 162, BELGIUM.

 

HOSIE  William John.  Leading Stoker, Royal Navy, HMS “Pathfinder”. Only son of Mrs Hosie living in Beedell Avenue, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died  5.9.1914. Aged 26. With no known grave he is commemorated at CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, REF 4, KENT.(See Chapter “Loss of Lives at Sea” for HMS “Pathfinder” incident)

 

HOSKINS  Henry  R. Private, Essex Regiment. Lived at 69,Gordon Road, Southend. Died 2.12.1916. Aged 32. With no known grave he is commemorated at THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, PIER + FACE 10D, SOMME, FRANCE.

 

HOUGHTON  Charles  J.  Lance Corporal, Essex Regiment. Husband of Emily Houghton, 180,Brightwell Avenue, Westcliff-on-Sea. He had previously served in the South Africa Campaign (Boer War). Died 28.4.1915 Aged 34(35) With no  known grave he is commemorated at HELLES MEMORIAL, PANEL 144-150+229-233, GALLIPOLI, TURKEY.

 

HOWARD  Frank Albert. (Francis Albert.)  Private, Machine Gun Corps. Brother of Reginald Douglas Howard who also fell. Son of  Archibald + Emma Howard, 22, Wenham Drive, Westcliff-on-Sea. He had emigrated to Australia and returned to enlist in 1914.  Died 23.4.1917. Aged 25(26). With no known grave he is commemorated at ARRAS MEMORIAL, BAY 10, FRANCE. He is also listed on the PITSEA WAR MEMORIAL, ESSEX.

 

HOWARD  Reginald Douglas. Private, Machine Gun Corps. Brother of Frank (Francis) Albert Howard who also fell. Son of Archibald + Emma Howard, 22, Wenham Drive, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died of wounds 4.10.1918. Aged 22. Buried at VADENCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, MAISSEMY, GRAVE  III  C  20, FRANCE. He is also commemorated on the PITSEA WAR MEMORIAL, ESSEX


HOWARD  Jack A.  Private, Cameronian Scottish Rifles. Husband of  Etta Howard, 106, Salisbury Avenue, Southend. Died from gas poisoning 12.6.1918. Aged 20. Buried at  ESQUELBECQ MILITARY CEMETERY, GRAVE  III  B   9, FRANCE.

 

HOWE  Albert H.  Private, Royal Fusiliers. Died of heart disease after demobilisation, 24.9.1919. Aged 39. I can find no record of him on C.W.G.C. website. There is a Civil Death listed for an Albert H. Howe, age 39, at West Ham in September 1919.

 

HOWSE (HOUSE)  Frederick. Private, King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Lived at 35, Old Southend Road, Southend. Died (17)20.9.1917. Aged 31. With no known grave he is commemorated at TYNE COT MEMORIAL, YPRES, PANEL 115-119 +  162A +163A, BELGIUM.

 

HUBBARD  Ronald  E.  Private, Lancashire Fusiliers. Son of former Southend Mayor, Chalton Hubbard. Died of wounds, in hospital at Lyme Regis, 22.5.1918  Aged 18. Buried at SOUTHEND (SUTTON ROAD) CEMETERY, GRAVE E3319/20.

 

HUDSON  Arthur  H.  W.. 2nd Lieutenant, King’s Own Lancaster Regiment. Son of Arthur Hudson, 341, Fairfax Drive, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 1.7.1916 Aged 19. With no known grave he is commemorated at THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, PIER + FACE 5D + 12B,  SOMME, FRANCE.

 

HUDSON  John.  Driver, Royal Field Artillery. Husband of Mrs. E.J.Hudson, “Devonia”, 28, Central Avenue, Southend. Died of tubercular peritonitis in Mile End Hospital,London, 20.11.1917.  Aged 26. Buried at SOUTHEND (SUTTON ROAD) CEMETERY, GRAVE E.4106


HUGHES  Aloysius. Private, East Surrey Regiment. Lived at 32, Balmoral Road, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died  29.3.1915. Aged 23. Buried at  VOORMEZEELE  ENCLOSURE NO.3., GRAVE  II  B  4, BELGIUM.

 

HULBERT Victor O. Private, Royal Fusiliers. Lived in Westcliff-on-Sea. Died  29.9.1915. Aged 18. With no known grave he is commemorated at LOOS MEMORIAL, PANEL 25-27, FRANCE.

 

HULL Edmund F. Sergeant, Worcestershire Regiment. Brother of Horace Henry Hull who also fell. Son of Mr + Mrs Hull, “Avondale”, London Road, Southend. Died  25.1.1917. Aged 36. Buried at AMARA WAR CEMETERY, GRAVE  XVIII  B  9, IRAQ.

 

HULL Horace H. Lance Corporal, Royal Fusiliers. Brother of Edmund Francis Hull who also fell. Son of Mr + Mrs Hull, “Avondale" London Road, Southend. Died  23.4.1917. Aged 32. With no known grave he is commemorated at ARRAS MEMORIAL, BAY 3, FRANCE.

 

HUME Leonard  C. Private, Northamptonshire Regiment. Son of Mr + Mrs Charles Hume, Fox Hall Farm, Southchurch. Died 7.11.1916. Aged 21. With no known grave he is commemorated at THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, PIER + FACE 11A+D,SOMME, FRANCE.

 

HUNT Arthur W.  2nd Lieutenant, Essex Regiment. Husband of Dorothy Hunt, 39, St.Helen’s Road, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died of wounds, 28.4.1918  Aged 30. Buried at ESQUELBECQ MILITARY CEMETERY, GRAVE  I  A  29, FRANCE.

 

HUNT Leonard L. Private, Australian Infantry. Son of Mr H.J.Hunt, 42, Chelmsford Avenue, Southend. He had emigrated to Australia and enlisted there. Died  25.4.1915. Aged 22. With no known grave he is commemorated at  LONE PINE MEMORIAL, GALLIPOLI, REF 31, TURKEY.

 

HUNT Walter F.  Able Seaman, Royal Naval Voluntary Reserve, Hood Battalion. Son of William Hunt, Star Corner, North Shoebury. Died 14.11.1916. With no known grave he is commemorated at THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, SOMME, BAY 8, FRANCE. Also commemorated on Memorial Plaque, St.Marys Church, North Shoebury Road, N.Shoebury.

 

HURRELL Albert E. Gunner, Royal Field Artillery. Lived at 35, St.Leonards Road, Southend. Died  10.8.1917 of malaria. Aged 30. Buried at KARASOULI MILITARY CEMETERY, GRAVE C.253, GREECE.

 

HYDE Ernest  James. Private, Royal Fusiliers/ 105th Labour Corps. Lived at 75, East Street, Prittlewell. Died in France of influenza and pneumonia  8(4).3.1919. Aged 33 .I can find no record of him on C.W.G.C. website.


HYNDS Philip  R. Lance Corporal, Hampshire Regiment.  Son of William + Sarah Hynds, 104, Boscombe Road, Southend. Died 4.3.1917 of (wounds) cerebro-spinal  meningitis, aged 20. Brother of William Edward Hynds who also fell. Buried at SOUTHEND (SUTTON ROAD) CEMETERY GRAVE B.1793.

 

HYNDS William  Edward. Rifleman, Queen’s Westminster Rifles. Son of William + Sarah Hynds, 104, Boscombe Road, Southend. Died 25.8.1918 Aged 18. Brother of Philip Robert Hynds who also fell.. With no known grave he is commemorated at VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, PANEL 10, FRANCE. He is also commemorated on his brother's grave, B1793, Sutton Road Cemetery, Southend.

 

HYRONS Francis  Austin.  2nd Lieutenant, Sherwood Forresters, Notts + Derby Regiment. Son of Mr. + Mrs. F.E.Hyrons, “Monteith”, Trinity Avenue, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 13.9.1916  Aged 24. With no known grave he is commemorated at THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, PIER + FACE 10D+11A, SOMME, FRANCE. He was a former pupil of Southend High School for Boys

 

INGRAM George  Felix.  Armourers Crew (Wireman), Royal Navy, H.M.S.”Natal”. Son of Felix + Eleanor Ingram. Husband of Beatrice Ingram, 2, Wellington Aveune, Westcliff-on-sea.  Died 30.12.1915  Aged 29. Commemorated at PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, REF 9.( See Chapter “Loss of Lives at Sea” for details of HMS “Natal” incident.)

 

IN(N)SKIP(P) Douglas  2nd Lieutenant, Machine Gun Corps. Brother of  Humphrey Inskipp who also fell. Son of Mr + Mrs Peter Inskipp, “Aniwa”, Canewdon Road, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died  16.4.1917. Aged 34(35). Buried at SAULCOURT CHURCHYARD EXTENSION, GUYENCOURT-SAULCOURT, GRAVE  B. 4, FRANCE.

 

IN(N)SKIP(P) Humphrey (Humfrey)  MILITARY MEDAL Private, Royal Army Medical Corps. Brother of Douglas Innskip who also fell. Son of Mr + Mrs Peter Innskip, “Aniwa”, Canewdon Road, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 21.8.1918. Aged 22, from blood poisoning in Margate Hospital. Buried at  MARGATE CEMETERY, GRAVE 13318, KENT.


ISNARDI(O)-BRUNO Louis. Gunner, Italian Field Artillery. Lived at “Carlingford”, Park Road, Southend. Enlisted with the Italian Army and died 24.5.1917 at Goriza, Italy. Aged 22(24). Buried at OSLAVIA CEMETERY, GRAVE 8133, GORIZIA, ITALY. He was a former pupil of Southend High School for Boys.

 

JACKSON Charles  F. S.  2nd Lieutenant, Royal Air Force. Only son of Mr + Mrs Jackson, 67,St.Mary’s Road, Prittlewell. Died 30.4.1918, after crashing at Enfield, Aged.23. Buried at SOUTHEND (NORTH ROAD) CEMETERY. GRAVE C.2. 36.

JACKSON Edgar A. Private, Australian Infantry. Son of Mr + Mrs John Jackson, “Overstrand”, Marine Parade, Leigh-on-Sea. Died 29.7.1916. Aged (23)24. With no known grave he is commemorated at VILLERS-BRETONNEUX MEMORIAL, FRANCE.

 

JACKSON Eric Douglas (Duggie). Private, Australian Infantry, Machine Gun Corps. Brother of Stanley Walker Jackson who also fell. Son of Robert+ Ada Jackson,18, Palmerston Road, Westcliff-on-Sea. He had emigrated to New South Wales in February 1914. Died (23)25.7.1916. Aged (22)23. With no known grave he is commemorated at  VILLERS-BRETONNEUX MEMORIAL, FRANCE. He is also listed on the LINDISFARNE COLLEGE MEMORIAL STONE, ST.MARY'S CHURCH, RUABON, WREXHAM, WALES. He is commemorated on both the family grave and his brother Stanley's grave, Sutton Road Cemetery, Southend.

 

JACKSON Edward George Oliphant. Flight Sub-Lieutenant, Royal Naval Air Services, H.M.Airship C7.(C17) Son of Frederick C.P.+ Emily J. Jackson, 24, Satanita Road, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died in Airship disaster in English Channel 21.4.1917. Aged 26. Commemorated at CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, REF 25. He was a former pupil of Southend High School for Boys and is listed on their Memorial Board. He is also commemorated at St.Saviours Church, Kings Road, Westcliff-on-Sea.

 

JACKSON Stanley  Walker.  Driver, Honourable Artillery Company. Brother of Eric D. Jackson who also fell. Son of Robert + Ada Jackson, 18, Palmerston Road, Westcliff-on-Sea. Accidentally killed 26.2.1915  Aged 26 at Gayton, Kings Lynn, Norfolk. Buried at SOUTHEND (SUTTON ROAD) CEMETERY, GRAVE B.1790. He was a former pupil of Southend High School for Boys.

 

JAMES Cecil A.  Lieutenant, Canadian Infantry. Lived in Westcliff-on-Sea before emigrating to Canada where he enlisted. Died  15.6.1915. Aged 23. Buried at BEUVRY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, GRAVE 50, FRANCE.

 

JAMES Charles William.  Private, Essex Regiment. Lived at “Heatherdene”, Marguerite Drive, Leigh-on-Sea. Died of wounds  13.8.1917. Aged 37. Buried at BRANDHOEK NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, GRAVE  VI  D  8, BELGIUM.

 

JAMES Edward.  Private, Essex Regiment. Son of Mr + Mrs T. James, “Carbery”, Westminster Drive, Southend. Died  25.4.1915. Aged 24. With no known grave he is commemorated at HELLES MEMORIAL, GALLIPOLI, PANEL 144-150,OR 229-233, TURKEY.

 

JAMES George Lewis.  Lance Corporal, Army Service Corps. Son of Mrs James, “Danun”, Crowstone Road, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died from the effects of exposure 17.5(12).1915. Aged 30 after ill-health discharge. I can find no record of him on C.W.G.C..

 

JAMES Hartley.  Private, London Scottish Regiment. Son of Edward + Sarah James of Southend. Died 7.10.1916.  Aged 20. With no known grave he is commemorated at THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, PIER + FACE 9C + 13C, SOMME, FRANCE. He is also commemorated on the family grave, Sutton Road cemetery, Southend.

 

JAMES Henry F. Assistant  Steward, Royal Navy, HMS “Laurentic”. Son of Mr + Mrs H. James, 56, Heygate Avenue, Southend. Died 23.1.1917. Aged 25. With no known grave he is commemorated at  PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, REF 26, DEVON. (See Chapter “Loss of Lives at Sea” for HMS “Laurentic” incident)

 

JAMES Herbert. Corporal, Royal Field Artillery. Lived in Southend. Died  14.10.1918. Aged 29. Buried at  ST.SEVER CEMETERY  EXTENSION, ROUEN, GRAVE  S  II  X  15, FRANCE.

 

JAMES Rupert F. Lieutenant, East Yorkshire Regiment. Lived at Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 27.3.1918. Aged 35. Buried at DOUCHY-LES-AYETTE BRITISH CEMETERY, GRAVE  II  H  4, FRANCE.

 

JAQUES Rupert(Robert) W. Gunner, Royal Field Artillery. Son of Mr. R.Jaques, 103, The Broadway, Leigh-on-Sea. Died  20.10.1917. Aged 24. Buried at  LAPUGNOY MILITARY CEMETERY, GRAVE  VII  A  4, FRANCE.

 

JAY William Ernest.  Gunner, Royal Garrison Artillery. Lived at Battlesbridge. Died from accidental drowning 13.7.1917. Aged 20. With no known grave he is commemorated at BASRA MEMORIAL, PANEL 4 + 6, IRAQ. Born in Rettendon, he is also commemorated on the War Memorial, All Saints Church, Rettendon, where he is listed as 'JAY E'.

 

JEFFERY Albert V. Sapper, Royal Engineers. Lived at 74, North Avenue, Southend. Died  31.12.1917. Aged 31. He was lost when HMT”Aragon” was torpedoed and sunk off Alexandria, Egypt. Buried at ALEXANDRIA (HADRA) WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, GRAVE 143, EGYPT (See Chapter “Loss of Lives at Sea” for HMT “Aragon” incident).

 

JEFFERY Percy  Private, Australian Infantry. Son of  William + Christine Jeffery, 3, Herbert Grove, Southend. Died 20.5.1915  Aged 23. Buried at SHELL GREEN CEMETERY, GRAVE I  C  22, GALLIPOLI, TURKEY. He was a former pupil of Southend High School for Boys.

 

JEFFERYS (JEFFREYS) Arthur.  Sergeant, Royal Marine Light Infantry. Born in Bow he had been employed as a reporter at The Observer office in Southend. Lived at “Lomond Villa”, 102, North Road, Southend. Died  13.11.1916. Aged 25. Buried at ANCRE BRITISH CEMETERY, BEAUMONT-HAMEL, GRAVE  IV  E  4, FRANCE.

 

JEFFERYS Harold George (Harry George). Private, Suffolk Regiment. Lived at Leigh-on-Sea. Died 19.4.1918. Aged 26. Buried at SUFFOLK CEMETERY, LA ROLANDERIE FARM, ERQUINGHEM-LYS, GRAVE  II  A  5, FRANCE.


JEFFREYS  Ernest G.  Private, Royal Fusiliers. Lived at Leigh-on-Sea. Died (21)24.3.1918. Aged 19. Buried at LEBUCQUIERE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, GRAVE  Sp.Mem. A.5, France.

 

JEHRING  William  Ernest.  Sub-Lieutanant, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, Nelson Battalion. Son of Annie Jehring, 134, Alexandra Road, Southend. Died 28.10.1917  Aged 26. With no known grave he is commemorated at TYNE COT MEMORIAL, PANEL 2-3, BELGIUM. He is also commemorated on the family grave, Sutton Road Cemetery, Southend.

 

JENKINSON  George  L.  Rifleman. Rifle Brigade. Lived at 4, Rose Cottages, Nelson Mews, Southend. Died 23.8.1916. Aged 21. With no known grave he is commemorated at THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, PIER + FACE 16B+16c,SOMME, FRANCE.

 

JENKYN  Lewis  H.  Private, Princess Royal’s Royal Dragoon Guards. Son of John + Charlotte Jenkyn, 20, Kenwood Avenue, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died of bronchial pneumonia 27.11.1918  Aged 26. Buried at ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN , GRAVE B  III  A  3, FRANCE. Rouen was used as a major hospital centre for the duration of the war.

 

JENNER  Stanley  A.  Rifleman, London Regiment. Son of Archer Jenner, 7, Chester Avenue, Southend. Died 8.8.1918. Aged 26. Buried at HEATH CEMETERY, HARBONNIERES, GRAVE  VI  B  6, FRANCE. He was a former pupil of Southend High School for Boys.

 

JESSUP  Francis  R.  Captain, Border Regiment. Son of George + Emma Jessup of Southend. Died 1.7.1916  Aged (28) 29. With no known grave he is commemorated at THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, SOMME, PIER + FACE 6A + 7C, FRANCE.

 

JOHNSON  Charles  V.  Trimmer, Mercantile Marine, H.M.S. “Heroic”. Only son of Mr + Mrs E.K. Johnson, “Melcombe”, 67, Leighton Avenue, Leigh-on-Sea. Died 28.1.1918  Aged 16. Buried at TARANTO TOWN CEMETERY, GRAVE III  E  3 , ITALY. I can find no record of HMS “Heroic” having been sunk or damaged in action. Her only claim  to fame was to be involved in the rescue of survivors following the sinking of ss”Britannia” (sister ship of “Titanic”) in 1916.There is another Charles V. JOHNSON listed as Private, Australian Contingent and lived in Southend. He died 22.7.1916. Aged 22 and was buried in France but I can find no record of him on C.W.G.C. Website either.

 

JOHNSON  Godfrey.  Rifleman, London Regiment. Son of Charles + Emily Johnson of Westcliff-on-sea Died 11.6.1917 at hospital in Woolwich, Aged 30, having been invalided home. Buried at SOUTHEND (SUTTON ROAD) CEMETERY, GRAVE 4367. He was a former pupil of Southend High School for Boys.

 

JOHNSON  Herbert E.  Private, Middlesex Regiment. Husband of Lily Johnson, 6, Clark’s Villa, Tunbridge Road, Prittlewell. Died  23.10.1916. Aged 30. With no known grave he is commemorated at THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, SOMME, PIER + FACE  12D + 13B, FRANCE.

 

JOHNSON  James.  Lance Corporal, Border Regiment. Son of Mr + Mrs. J.R. Johnson, 140, North Road, Southend.  Died (10)11.4.1918  Aged (26)27. With no known grave he is commemorated at PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, PANEL 6, BELGIUM.

 

JOHNSON  Monce.  Private, Essex Regiment. Lived at Leigh-on-Sea. Died 20.7.1916. Aged 21. With no known grave he is commemorated at THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, PIER + FACE 10D, SOMME, FRANCE.

 

JOHNSON Rowland  B.  Private, Heavy Artillery Corps. Son of Henry + Harriet Johnson, 89, Oban Road, Southend. Died 3.5.1917 Aged 26. With no known grave he is commemorated at ARRAS MEMORIAL, BAY 1, FRANCE.

 

JOHNSTONE  Joseph  F. Lance Corporal, Middlesex Regiment. Brother of Richard Walter Johnstone who also fell. Son of Joseph + Elizabeth Johnstone, 29, Hartington Road, Southend. Husband of Constance Johnstone, 83, Cambridge Road, Southend. Died 31.5.1917  Aged 28. With no known grave he is commemorated at ARRAS MEMORIAL, BAY 7, FRANCE.

 

JOHNSTONE  Richard W. Lance Corporal, King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Brother of Joseph Frank Johnstone who also fell. Son of Joseph + Elizabeth Johnstone, 83, Cambridge Road, Southend. Died of tuberculosis 27.9.1920. Aged 26. Buried at  SOUTHEND (SUTTON ROAD) CEMETERY.

 

JOLLY  Alexander Christie. Mate, Mercantile Marine, ss “Meriddo”. Lived at Shoeburyness. Died  10.1.1918. Aged 50. With no known grave he is commemorated at TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, LONDON. (See Chapter “Loss of Lives at Sea” for ss “Meriddo” incident) He isd also listed on SHOEBURY WAR MEMORIAL, SHOEBURY, ESSEX.

 

JONES  Alfred E.  Private, Royal Irish Fusiliers. Lived at 11, Warrior Square, Southend.  Died 12.1.1917. Aged 42. Buried at  PONT-DU-HEM MILITARY CEMETERY, LA GORGUE, GRAVE  IV  H  9, FRANCE.


JONES Charles John William.  Private, Royal Marine Light Infantry. H.M.S.”FORMIDABLE”.  Son of John + Kate Jones, 2, Whitegate Road, Southend. Died 1.1.1915.  Commemorated at CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, REF 13. (See Chapter “Loss of Lives at Sea” for HMS “Formidable” incident.) He is also commemorated on “Roll of Honour” St.Laurence + All Saints Church, Eastwoodbury Lane. He is also commemorated on the family grave, St.Peter + St.Paul Church, Hockley, Essex.

 

JONES Gerald George James. Corporal, Machine Gun Corps. Lived at 45, Chelmsford Avenue, Southend. Died  11.4.1917. Aged 21. With no known grave he is commemorated at ARRAS MEMORIAL, BAY 10, FRANCE. He is also commemorated on the ESSEX YEOMANRY GREAT WAR MEMORIAL, CHELMSFORD CATHEDRAL.

 

JONES  James. Sapper, Royal Engineers. Lived in Southend. Died of tuberculosis, 14.7.1917. Aged 30. I can find no record of him on C.W.G.C. website.

 

JONES  Leonard H. 2nd Lieutenant, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Lived in Cranley Road, Westcliff-on-Sea.  Died 16.5.1915. Aged 23. With no known grave he is commemorated at  LE TOURET MEMORIAL, PANEL 13+14, FRANCE.

 

JONES  Leslie  E.  Gunner, Honourable Artillery Company. Lived in York Road, Southend. Died 3.9.1917. Aged 27(28). Buried at  TRACK “X” CEMETERY, GRAVE  C  1, BELGIUM.

 

JOSLIN Robert L.  Stoker,1st Class, Royal Navy, HMS “Marmion”. Only child of Robert C.Joslin, “Phoenix House”, Dundonald Drive, Leigh-on-Sea. Died  21.10.1917. Aged 20. With no known grave he is commemorated at PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, REF 22, DEVON. (See Chapter “Loss of Lives at Sea” for HMS “Marmion” incident).

 

JOYCE  Thomas G.  Lance Corporal, Coldstream Guards. Lived at Howard’s Chase, Prittlewell. Died 11.5.1916. Aged 22. Buried at POPERINGHE NEW CEMETERY, GRAVE  I  A  34, BELGIUM.

 

JU(C)KES  William J. Driver, Royal Field Artillery. Lived at 94, Shaftesbury Avenue, Southend. Died  in Athlone, Ireland 4.4.1917. of cerebro-meningitis. Aged(35) 37. Buried at  CORNAMAGH CEMETERY, GRAVE  K 9, REPUBLIC OF IRELAND.


KATES  Ernest Albert.  Private, Honourable Artillery Company. Son of George + Elizabeth Kates, 10, Weston Road, Southend. Died 29.6.1918 Age 19. Buried at GIAVERA MEMORIAL, ITALY. He is also commemorated on the family grave, Southend (Sutton Road) Cemetery.

 

KEER  George  Lance Corporal, Royal Engineers. Born in High Wycombe he was the only son of George + Margaret Keer, 11, Scratton Road, Southend. Died 7.10.1916. Aged 18. With no known grave he is commemorated at THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, SOMME, PIER + FACE 8C,9A+16A, FRANCE. He was a former pupil of Southend High School for Boys.

 

KEITH  William  Angus.  Rifleman, King’s Royal Rifle Corps.  Son of William + Ellen Keith, “Kia Ora”, Westborough Road, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 26.6.1918  Aged 18. Buried at AUBIGNY COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, GRAVE IV  L  52, FRANCE.

 

KEMBLE  Albert. Private, Royal Fusiliers. Lived at 14, Oban Road, Southchurch. Died of wounds 30.11.1915. aGE 19. With no known grave he is commemorated at HELLES MEMORIAL, PANEL 37-41 OR 328, GALLIPOLI, TURKEY.

 

KEMP  Frank.  Private, Suffolk Regiment. Brother of Roy Kemp who also fell. Son of William Kemp, 22, North Street, Leigh-on-Sea. Died  9(11).4.1917. Aged 27. Buried at  TILLOY BRITISH CEMETERY, TILLOY-LES-MOFFLAINES, GRAVE IV  H  14, FRANCE.

 

KEMP  Roy. Private, Bedfordshire Regiment. Brother of Frank Kemp who also fell. Son of William Kemp, 22, North Street, Leigh-on-Sea. Died of wounds whilst a prisoner of war, 10.4.1918. Aged 19(20). Buried at PREMONT BRITISH CEMETERY, GRAVE  IV  B  26, FRANCE. He was a former pupil of Southend High School for Boys.

 

KEMPTON  Thomas.   Civilian. Lived at Myrtle Villa, Sutton Road, Southend. Whilst returning to Marseilles from Japan he was killed when “ Ville de Ciotat” was torpedoed  by U.34 near Crete in the eastern Mediterranean. He was 31 years old.

 

KENDLE Cecil H.E. (Entered as alias  “EFFORD  Cecil” on C.W.G.C.) Lance Corporal, Middlesex Regiment. Lived at Lake House, Church Road, Southend. Died 14.10.1914. Aged 33. With no known grave he is commemorated at LE TOURET MEMORIAL, PANELS 31+32, FRANCE.

 

KENNY  Hilary  A. H. S. Sub-Lientenant, Royal Naval Voluntary Reserve, Anson Battalion. Died 26.3.1918 . With no known grave he is commemorated at ARRAS MEMORIAL, BAY 1, FRANCE. He is also commemorated in a special window in St.Alban’s Church, St.John’s Street, Westcliff-on-Sea.

 

KENT  Henry.  Rifleman, King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Son of Ellen Kent, “The Haven”, 603, London Road, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 30.11.1917 Aged 21. With no known grave he is commemorated at CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, PANEL 9, FRANCE.


KENT Lawrence. Private, East Lancashire Regiment. Lived at 48, Argyll Road, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died  31.7.1917. Aged  29. With no known grave he is commemorated at YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, PANEL 34, BELGIUM.

 

KERRY Edward.  Deck Hand, Royal Naval Reserve, H.M.Drifter “Forward III”. Son of Nathaniel + Mrs. M. Kerry, 21, New Road, Leigh-on-Sea. Died 31.3.1917 Aged 24 . Commemorated at CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, REF 26. Brother of  George James Kerry who also fell. (See Chapter “Loss of Lives at Sea” for HM Drifter “Forward III” incident)

 

KERRY  George  J.  Deck Hand, Royal Naval Reserve, H.M.Drifter “Nexus”. Son of Nathaniel + Mrs. M. Kerry, 21, New Road, Leigh-on-Sea. Died 13.3.1918  Aged 26. Buried at SOUTHEND (LEIGH-ON-SEA) CEMETERY, REF. K64. Brother of  Edward Kerry who also fell. (See Chapter “Loss of Lives at Sea” for HM Drifter “Nexus” incident)

 

KERSHAW  Walter  S. Lance Corporal, Gordon Highlanders. Son of Mr. + Mrs J.W. Kershaw, 92, South Aveune, Southend. Died of wounds 26.7.1918 Aged 19. Buried at SEZANNE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, GRAVE B13, FRANCE. He was a former pupil of Southend High School for Boys.

 

KETLEY Charles  William. Private, Essex Regiment.  Son of Mr. + Mrs. H.E.Ketley, 11, Scratton Road, Stanford-le-Hope, Essex. Died  of wounds 10.7.1916  Aged (22)24.  Buried at ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, GRAVE II  A  73A, FRANCE. He is also listed on STANFORD-LE-HOPE WAR MEMORIAL, ESSEX. He is also commemorated on the St. Johns Church War Memorial, Mucking, Essex.

 

KETTELEY Percy.  Private, Machine Gun Corps. Son of Mr. Ketteley, Billet lane, Leigh-on-Sea. Died 17.10.1917. Aged 25. Buried at DAR ES SALAAM WAR CEMETERY, GRAVE Spec. Mem. 10, TANZANIA.

 

KIDD Cecil  C. Captain, Royal Engineers. MENTIONED IN DISPATCHES. Employed at Borough Surveyors Department, Southend  Council. Died 28.2.1918. Aged 25(26). Buried at DEIR EL BELAH WAR CEMETERY, GRAVE B. 140. ISRAEL.


KILMI(N)STER John W.  Corporal, Royal Fusiliers. Employed as a reporter by the ‘ Southend Standard ‘ Died 1(16).11.1916. Buried at SERRE ROAD CEMETERY NO.2, GRAVE  VIII  A  3, FRANCE.

 

KING George M. Bombardier, Royal Garrison Artillery. Husband of Ethel King, 10, Queen’s Road, Leigh-on-Sea. Died of wounds 23.10.1917 Aged 39. Commemorated at GODEWAERSVELDE BRITISH CEMETERY, GRAVE I  K  20, FRANCE.

 

KING  Herbert G. Private, Essex Regiment. Son of Herbert + Lydia King, “Kingsville”, Wickford Road, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 9(10).10.1917 Aged 21. With no known grave he is commemorated at TYNE COT MEMORIAL, PANEL 98-99, BELGIUM. He was a former pupil of Southend High School for Boys.

 

KING Hugh  Denham. 2nd Lieutenant, London Regiment. Son of Hugh John + Edith Jane King, 181, Hildaville Drive, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died (3)13.3.1917  Aged 19.  Commemorated at LE FERMONT MILITARY CEMETERY, RIVIERE, GRAVE  II  A  3, FRANCE. He is also listed on the LINDISFARNE COLLEGE MEMORIAL STONE, ST.MARY'S CHURCH, RUABON, WREXHAM, WALES. He also commemorated on the family grave, Sutton Road Cemetery, Southend.

 

KING Stacey  B. Private, Honourable Artillery Company. Organist at St.John the Baptist Church, Church Road, Southend. Died (3) 8.12.1916. Aged 28. Buried at BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY, GRAVE  VIII  C  201, FRANCE.

 

KINGCOMBE Alexis R. Lieutenant, Royal Dublin Fusiliers. Lived in Southend. Died  28.6.1915. Aged 22. Buried at TWELVE TREE COPSE CEMETERY, GALLIPOLI, GRAVE  XI  B  5, TURKEY.

 

KIRBY Frederick W. Lance Corporal, Essex Regiment. Son of Mr + Mrs Kirby, 72, Mosely Street, Southchurch. Died 13.9.14. Aged 20. With no known grave he is commemorated at LA FERTE-SOUS-JOUARRE MEMORIAL, FRANCE. This memorial was erected in memory of the 4000 Servicemen of the British Expeditionary Force who died in August/September 1914 and had no known grave.

 

KIRBY William B. Private, Royal Fusiliers. Lived at 19, Fairleigh Drive, Leigh-on-Sea. Died, whilst a prisoner of war, 3.8.1918. Aged 43. Buried at TOURNAI COMMUNAL CEMETERY, ALLIED EXTENSION, BELGIUM.

 

KIRBY William H. C  Private, Essex Regiment. Son of Edward + Minnie Kirby, 67, North Avenue, Southend. Died 20.7.1917  Aged 19. With no known grave he is commemorated at ARRAS MEMORIAL, BAY 7, FRANCE.

 

KLEMP Albert. Sergeant, Wiltshire Regiment. Brother of Charles Thomas Klemp who also fell. Son of Charles + Cordelia Klemp, 24, Park Road, Southend. Died (7)8.7.1916  Aged 19(20). With no known grave he is commemorated at THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, PIER + FACE 13A, SOMME, FRANCE. He was a former pupil of Southend High School for Boys.

 

KLEMP Charles T. Lieutenant, Royal Naval Reserve , H.M.Submarine “E 41”. Brother of Albert Klemp who also fell. Son of Charles + Cordelia Klemp, 24, Park Road, Southend. Died 15.8.1916 Aged 25. He is commemorated at PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL , REF 22. ( See Chapter “Loss of Lives at Sea” for HMS “E 41” incident.)

 

KNIGHT Leonard  Ivan (Ivon)(Ivor). Rifleman, London Rifle Brigade. Husband of Mary Knight, 349, Westborough Road, Westcliff-on-Sea. Son of George J.(Baptist Minister) & Esther Knight, 69, St.Helen's Road, Westcliff. Died 21.9.1918  Aged(37)38. Buried at UNICORN CEMETERY, VEND’HUILLE, GRAVE III J  1/7, FRANCE.

 

KNIGHT William Torrence.  Private, Honourable Artillery Company. Lived in Southend. Son of William Torrence + Elizabeth Knight. Died 12.2.1917. Aged 33. Buried at  ANCRE BRITISH CEMETERY, BEAUMONT-HAMEL, GRAVE  VII  F  37, FRANCE. He is also commemorated on the family grave, Sutton Roiad Cemetery, Southend.

 

KNOTT Harry F. Private, Wiltshire Regiment. Son of Mr + Mrs J.H.Knott, 37, Farringdon Place, Southend. Died  31.7.1917. Aged 19. With no known grave he is commemorated at YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, PANEL 53, BELGIUM.

 

KNOX Charles Duncan.  2nd. Lieutenant, Observations, Royal Flying Corps. Son of Mr. + Mrs Knox of Westcliff-on-Sea. Died, shot down over enemy lines, 17.3.1917 Aged 21. Buried at CABARET-ROUGE BRITISH CEMETERY, SOUCHEZ, GRAVE  XVI  A  27, FRANCE.

 

KOTZ Arthur F. Private, Queen’s Royal West Surrey Regiment. Only son of Mr + Mrs Kotz, 52, London Road, Southend. Died whilst a prisoner of war, 26.3.1918. Aged 21. Buried at ONTARIO CEMETERY,  SAINS-LES-MARQUION, GRAVE  II  E  14, FRANCE.

 

LACEY Dudley. Driver, Royal Field Artillery. Son of Emma  Lacey, 7, Stornoway Road, Southchurch. Died of pneumonia 28.11.1918.  Aged(26) 27. Buried at ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, GRAVE L  I  D  1, FRANCE. Etaples was a major hospital area for the duration of the war.

 

LAMB Patrick  James. Lieutenant, Royal Garrison Artillery. Son of David + Minnie Lamb, 140, Ramuz Drive, Westcliff-on-Sea.  Died 31.7.1918 Aged 23. Buried at SANDPIT BRITISH CEMETERY, FOUQUEREUIL, GRAVE III  E  10 , FRANCE. He is also commemorated on a plaque, Salvation Army Citadel, Clarence Road, Southend. He is also listed on the LINDISFARNE COLLEGE MEMORIAL STONE, ST.MARY'S CHURCH, RUABON, WREXHAM, WALES. He is also commemorated on the family grave, Leigh Cemetery, London Road, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex.

 

LANDQUIST Thorsten E. Private, Australian Infantry. Son of Justus F. + Florence L. Landquist, “Fridhem”, Rochford Road, Prittlewell. Died 28.6.1915  Aged 20(28). With no known grave he is commemorated at LONE PINE MEMORIAL, GALLIPOLI, REF 34, TURKEY. He is also listed on the LINDISFARNE COLLEGE MEMORIAL STONE, ST.MARY'S CHURCH, RUABON, WREXHAM, WALES, where his surname is spelt 'LANQUIST'

 

LANE Percy William. Private, East Surrey Regiment.  Son of Lewis + Mildred Lane, 100, Leigh Road, Leigh-on-Sea. Died 23.7.1917 Aged 23. With no known grave he is commemorated at YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, PANEL 34, BELGIUM.

 

LANE William  Elliot Ward. Private, Hampshire Regiment. Son of Mr + Mrs W.E.Lane, “Bulbrook”, Harley Street, Leigh-on-Sea. Died 1.7.1916. Aged 20(21). Buried at VILLERS-BRETONNEUX  MILITARY CEMETERY, GRAVE  VIA  E  5, FRANCE.

 

LANGLEY George W. Private, Hertfordshire Regiment. Son of Mr G. + Laura Langley, 245, North Road, Prittlewell. Died 28.4.1918  Aged 20(22). With no known grave he is commemorated at TYNE COT MEMORIAL, PANEL 153, BELGIUM.

 

LANGMEAD Horace. Sapper, Royal Engineers. Died 2.2.1918 at the Overcliff Hospital, Westcliff-on-Sea. Aged 39. Buried at SOUTHEND (SUTTON ROAD) CEMETERY, GRAVE F 5708.

 

LARKINS William Herbert. Private, Essex Regiment.  Husband of Nellie Larkins, 136, Westminster Drive, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 9.4.1917 Aged 38(39). With no known grave he is commemorated at ARRAS MEMORIAL, BAY 7, FRANCE.

 

LAST Herbert J. Private, Essex Regiment. Lived at 67,Colchester Road, Prittlewell. Died of wounds, 13.6.1915  Aged 25. He is buried at LANCASHIRE LANDING CEMETERY, GRAVE B.103, GALLIPOLI, TURKEY.

 

LAST Sidney F. Private, Essex Regiment. Son of Mr + Mrs F.C.Last, 251, North Road, Prittlewell.  Died 30.10.1915. Aged 20. With no known grave he is commemorated at LOOS  MEMORIAL, PANELS 85-87, FRANCE.

 

LAVER Alfred. Private, Dorsetshire Regiment. Lived at 7, Albion Road, Southend. Died 3.10.1918. Aged 24. Buried at CERISY-GAILLY MILITARY CEMETERY, GRAVE  III  M  1, FRANCE.

 

LAVER  Arthur  G. Private, Essex Regiment. Lived at 20, Maldon Road, Southend. Died  15.9.1916. Aged 37. Buried at FLATIRON COPSE  CEMETERY, MAMETZ, GRAVE Sp. Mem. 26, FRANCE.

 

LAWRENCE Ernest. Private, Queen’s Royal West Surrey Regiment. Lived at “Gurney”, Gainsborough Drive, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 26.4.1918. Aged 26. Buried at  JERUSALEM WAR CEMETERY, GRAVE L 34, ISRAEL. He is also commemorated on the family grave, Sutton Road Cemetery, Southend.

 

LAWTHER Arthur Leonard. 2nd Lieutenant, Royal Field Artillery. Lived at Westcliff-on-Sea. Son of Marmaduke + Emily Lawther. Died 23.5.1916. Aged(23) 25. Buried at  BARLIN COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, GRAVE  I  J  67, FRANCE.

 

LAY Arthur G. Private, Middlesex Regiment.  Son of Arthur + Annie Lay, 1, The Colonies, Prince Avenue, Prittlewell. Died 27.3.1918  Aged 21. With no known grave he is commemorated at POZIERES MEMORIAL, PANEL 60+61, FRANCE. He is also commemorated on the “Roll of Honour”, St.Laurence + All Saints Church, Eastwoodbury Lane.

 

LAYZELL Ephraim  L. Private, 1st Royal Dragoons. Son of Ephraim + Annie Layzell, 5, Wallis Avenue, Prittlewell. Died (21)26.3.1918  Aged 23(24). With no known grave he is commemorated at POZIERES MEMORIAL, PANEL 2, FRANCE.

 

LEDGER Robert. Lance Corporal, The Buffs (East Kent) Regiment. Husband of A.Ledger, Pleasant Terrace, Leigh-on-Sea. Died of pneumonia following influenza  10.11.1918. Aged 28. Buried at ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, GRAVE XLIX  E  23, FRANCE.

 

LEE  Reginald  A. Private, Bedfordshire Regiment. Son of Joseph + Adelaide Lee, 3 Hamburgh Terrace, Lambert Street, Southend. Died 3.2.1917  Aged 19. Buried at VERMELLES BRITISH CEMETERY, GRAVE V  D  29, FRANCE.

 

LE GRICE Ernest R. Private, East Surrey Regiment. Lived at 10, Guildford Road, Southend. Died  16.10.1918. Aged 20. Buried at  ROMERIES COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, GRAVE  III  B  13, FRANCE.


LE GROVE Walter. 2nd Lieutenant, London Regiment. Husband of  Leonora A. Le Grove, 3, Canonsleigh Crescent, Leigh-on-Sea. Died (24)25.4.1918. Aged 26. With no known grave he is commemorated at POZIERES MEMORIAL,  PANEL 88, FRANCE.

 

LE MAITRE  A.H. Sapper, Royal Engineers. Husband of Gertrude E. Le Maitre, 140, North Road, Southend. Died 5.8.1916  Aged 30. Buried at QUARRY CEMETERY, MONTAUBAN, GRAVE V  C  12, FRANCE.

 

LETHIEULLIER  Lewis  Lesser.  General Servant, Mercantile Marine, ss “Minehaha”. Husband of Florence Lethieullier, 4 , Runwell Terrace, Southend. Died 7.9.1917  Aged 38. Commemorated at TOWER HILL MEMORIAL.( See Chapter “Loss of Lives at Sea” for ss “Minehaha” incident.) He is also commemorated on the family grave, Sutton Road Cemetery, Southend.

 

LETTON (Frederick) Fred.  Private, Norfolk Regiment.  Son of William Fern + Clara  Letton, 27, Boscombe Road, Southend. Died 21.3.1918 Aged 20. With no known grave he is commemorated at ARRAS MEMORIAL, BAY 3 , FRANCE. He is also commemorated on a plaque, Salvation Army Citadel, Clarence Road, Southend. He is also commemorated on the family grave, Sutton Road Cemetery, Southend.

 

LEWIS  Ernest  W. Gunner, Royal Field  Artillery. Husband of Ethel Lewis, 104, Park Street, Southend. Died 26.12.1917 Aged 29. Buried at CEMENT HOUSE CEMETERY, GRAVE I  F  3, BELGIUM

 

LEWIS Philip. Gunner, Royal Garrison Artillery. Son of Edward + Mary Elizabeth Lewis.  Died 15.10.1918. Age 32. Buried at LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, GRAVE XXX  D  11, BELGIUM.  As an employee of Southend + District Gas Company he is also commemorated on their PLAQUE on the INTERNAL SOUTH WALL, SOUTHEND CREMATORIUM, SUTTON ROAD. He is also commemorated on the family grave, North Road Cemetery, Prittlewell, Essex.

 

LEWIS Thomas. DISTINGUISHED CONDUCT MEDAL. Corporal, Rifle Brigade. Lived at 21, Cranleigh Drive, Leigh-on-Sea. Died 17.1.1917. as a result of a train, carrying troops, crashing in France. Aged 30. Buried at LES GONARDS CEMETERY, VERSAILLES, GRAVE  5   19, FRANCE.

 

LIBBS Frederick. Private, Royal  Marine Light Infantry. Lived at 10, Beresford Mansions, Beresford Road, Southend. Died in hospital at Alexandria, EGYPT, 17(27).12.1915. from wounds received at Gallipoli Aged 20. I can find no record of him on C.W.G.C. website. He was a former pupil of Southend High School for Boys. It is recorded that he was the last local man to die from the Gallipoli campaign.

 

LILEY Harold Frederick. Rifleman, London Rifle Brigade. Lived at North Avenue, Southend. Died 9.9.1917. Aged 20. With no known grave he is commemorated at YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, PANEL 52+54, BELGIUM.

 

LINDSA  (LINDSEY) Phillip E. Lance Corporal, Rifle Brigade. Lived at North Road, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died  (18)22.4.1918. Aged 23. Buried at  LE VERTANNOY BRITISH CEMETERY, HINGES, GRAVE A  11, FRANCE.

 

LINDSAY William H. MILITARY CROSS. Captain, East Surrey Regiment. Lived at Westcliff-on-Sea. Died  3.9.1918. Aged 23. Buried at AIX-NOULETTE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, GRAVE II  G  20, FRANCE.

 

LITTLE George  Alexander. Private, Machine Gun Corps. Son of Robert + Elizabeth Little, 65, Prittlewell Street, Southend. Died 20.11.1916  Aged 22. Buried at GUARDS CEMETERY, LEBOEUF, GRAVE  V11  B  4, FRANCE.

 

LITTLE George A. T.  Private, Border Regiment. Only son of George Little, Cromwell Nurseries, Cromwell Road, Southend .Died (8) 9.8.1918. Aged 26. Buried at BOSCON BRITISH CEMETERY, GRAVE PLOT 2, ROW D, GRAVE 4, ITALY.

 

LITTLE John (Jack) T. Corporal, South Staffordshire Regiment. Lived at “The Myrtles”, 6, Milton Street, Southend. Died 20.7.1918. Aged 19. Buried at BOSCON BRITISH CEMETERY, GRAVE PLOT 1, ROW  C, GRAVE 2, ITALY.

 

LITTLE Thomas S. Gunner, Royal Field Artillery. Son of Mr + Mrs Robert Little, 31, Queen’s Road, Southend. Died whilst a prisoner of war 21.8.1916. Aged 21. Buried at BAGHDAD (NORTH GATE) WAR CEMETERY, GRAVE   XXI  E  9, IRAQ.

 

LLOYD Albert S. Private, Somerset Light Infantry  Husband of Mrs. M.Lloyd of Southend.  Died of enteric fever (6)7.4.1915. Aged 25. Buried at WIMEREUX COMMUNAL CEMETERY, GRAVE I  E  24A, FRANCE.

 

LLOYD Harry. Able Seaman, Royal Naval Voluntary Reserve, Drake Battalion. Brother of James Lloyd who also fell. Son of William + Jane Lloyd, 16, Summercourt Road, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 1.5.1917  Aged 27. Buried at ETAPLES  MILITARY CEMETERY, GRAVE  XVIII  F  12A, FRANCE.

 

LOCKWOOD Clifford  F. Private, Border Regiment. Son of Mrs. E.Lockwood, 8, Albany Avenue, Southend. Died  10.7.(1917)1918. Aged 22. With no known grave he is commemorated at NIEUPORT MEMORIAL, BELGIUM.

 

LONG Dennis E.  2nd Lieutenant, London Regiment. Employed by Southend Corporation, Borough Surveyors Department.  Died 28.5.1916(1918). Aged 26(27). Buried at DAINVILLE  BRITISH CEMETERY, GRAVE I  D  2, FRANCE.

 

LONG John C. Lance Corporal, Royal Army Ordnance Corps. Lived at Southend. Died of malaria 16.1.1918. Aged 33. Buried at BASRA WAR CEMETERY, GRAVE  I  G  16, IRAQ.

 

LORNE Ebenezer  F.  Lance Corporal, Princess of Wales Own Yorkshire Regiment. Lived at 3, Arnold Avenue, Southend. G.W.G.C. shows that “LORNE” was an alias and the true name was “STEVENSON”. Details indicate “Private, Yorkshire Regiment. Died 15.6.1915. Aged 38. With no known grave he is commemorated at LE TOURET MEMORIAL, PANEL 12, FRANCE.

 

LOVE Cecil.  Private, New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Lived in Burnaby Road, Southend and emigrated to New Zealand in 1912 where he enlisted. Died of wounds, 4.10.1917. Aged 37. With no known grave he is commemorated at TYNE COT MEMORIAL, YPRES, REF: N.Z.APSE, PANEL 6, BELGIUM.

 

LOWEN  George J .J. Sergeant, Middlesex Regiment. Lived at 15, Osborne Road, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died  (20.6.1915)19.7.1915. Aged (26)27. With no known grave he is commemorated at YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL,  PANEL 49+ 51, BELGIUM.

 

LYONS Ernest E. Rifleman, Rifle Brigade. Son of  Mrs. Lyons, 48, Summercourt Road, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died  (24)25.8.1916. Aged 21. With no known grave he is commemorated at LOOS MEMORIAL, PANEL  129, FRANCE.

 

MABBS Herbert G. Corporal, London Scottish Regiment. Son of Thomas + Mary Mabbs, 10, Prittlewell Square, Southend. Died 23.1.1917  Aged 23. Buried at RUE-DU-BACQUEROT, NO.1 MILITARY CEMETERY, LAVENTIE, GRAVE  II  K  12, FRANCE. He was a former pupil of Southend High School for Boys.

 

MABER Charles T. Private, Essex Regiment. Lived at 90, St. Ann’s Road, Southend. Died 13.11.1916. Aged  30. With no known grave he is commemorated at THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, SOMME, PIER + FACE 10D, FRANCE.

 

MACDONALD Alexander John (Alex J.).  Able Seaman, Royal Navy, HMS “Invincible”. Husband of Lottie E. Macdonald 21a, St.Leonards Road, Southend. Son of John + Julia Florence MacDonald, "Glencoe", London Road, Leigh-on-Sea. Died 31.5.1916. Aged 30. With no known grave he is commemorated at PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, REF 13, HANTS. (See Chapter “Loss of Lives at Sea” for HMS “Invincible” incident) He is listed on CWGC as 'McDonald'.

 

MACE Charles Edwin Eggleton. Private, Essex Regiment. Son of Edwin + Lucy Mace, 100, South Avenue, Southend. Died of wounds, 15.11.1916 Aged 20. Buried at ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, PAS DE CALAS, GRAVE XII  E  16, FRANCE. He was born in Acton and had been employed as a shop assistant at Garons, Southend. His name also appears on a  Memorial Plaque in the east entrance to the central Baptist Church, Clarence Road. He is also commemorated on the family grave, Sutton Road Cemetery, Southend.


MACEY  Charles. DISTINGUISHED CONDUCT MEDAL. Regimental Sergeant Major, Suffolk Regiment. Son of Edgar Macey, “The Mount”, Southsea Avenue, Leigh-on-Sea. Died  23.5.1917. Aged (46)47. Buried at LA CHAPELETTE BRITISH + INDIAN CEMETERY, PERONNE, GRAVE I  E  8, FRANCE.

 

MACGREGOR Colin.  Private, London Scottish Regiment. Son of Lewis + Harriette  Macgregor, “The Hut”, Leigham Court Drive, Leigh-on-Sea. Died of typhoid 18.10.1918  Aged 26.  Buried at AIRE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, GRAVE IV  E  14, FRANCE.

 

MACHIN Percy Charles Bertram. Gunner, Honourable Artillery Company. Lived at Westcliff-on-Sea. Son of Percy James Machin. Died of septic pneumonia the result of exposure, 9.3.1917. Aged 32. Buried at  HUTTON (ALL SAINTS) CHURCHYARD, ESSEX.

 

MACKECHNIE (McKECHNIE) Angus D. Private, Australian Infantry. Lived at “ANZAC”, Chapel Terrace, Fairfax Drive, Prittlewell. Had emigrated to Australia in 1914 and enlisted there. Died 18.9.1917. Aged 45(46). With no known grave he is commemorated at YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, PANEL 7 ,17 ,23,25,27,29 +31, BELGIUM

 

MACKENZIE Alec D. 2nd Lieutenant, Royal Air Force. Lived at Leigh-on-Sea. Died 15.9.1918. Aged 19. Buried at CHAMBIERES  FRENCH NATIONAL CEMETERY, METZ, GRAVE  384/385, FRANCE. He was a former pupil of Southend High School for Boys.

 

MACKIE Harold. Lieutenant, Rifle Brigade. Husband of H.Mackie,”Ringlinloe”, Marguerite Drive, Leigh-on-Sea. Died 18.11.1917. Aged (22)23. Buried at DOZINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, GRAVE XIV  C  16, BELGIUM. He was a former pupil of Southend High School for boys. He is also commemorated on the family grave, Southend (Sutton Road) Cemetery. He is alsocommemorated at St. Saviours Church, Kings Road, Westcliff-on-Sea.

 

MACKINNON Charles Alexander. Rifleman, Queen’s Westminster Rifles. Son of Charles + Anna  Mackinnon, 26, Elderton Road, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 19.8.1917  Aged 19.  Buried at LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, GRAVE XVII H  15, BELGIUM. He is also commemorated on the family grave, Sutton Road Cemetery, Southend.

 

MACLEAN Dugald  Fitzroy.  2nd Lieutenant, Shropshire Light Infantry. Died 23.7.1916.Aged 18. With no known grave he is commemorated at THIEPVAL  MEMORIAL, PIER + FACE 12A+ 12D, FRANCE. He is also listed on the LINDISFARNE COLLEGE MEMORIAL STONE, ST.MARY'S CHURCH, RUABON, WREXHAM, WALES.

 

MACKRELL Frank W. Able Seaman, Royal Navy, HMS “Cornwallis”. Died 4.1.1921. Aged 26. from wounds suffered on HMS “Cornwallis”in the Dardanelles (1915). I can find no record of him on C.W.G.C. website. There is a Civil Death recorded in Rochford District for Frank W. Mackrell, died 1st Qtr 1921, age 25.

 

MAHONEY Frank. MILITARY CROSS,  2nd Lieutenant, Border Regiment. Son-in-law of Mr + Mrs. Bright, 32, Marine Parade, Southend. Died  6.10.1917. Aged 23. Buried at BEDFORD HOUSE CEMETERY, GRAVE  ENCLOSURE NO.2,  VI  A  4, BELGIUM.

 

MALLISON William. Lance Corporal, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Lived at 23, Southchurch Road, Southend. Died  2.9.1918. Aged 36. Buried at  ECOUST-ST.MEIN BRITISH CEMETERY, GRAVE A.16, FRANCE.

 

MALONEY Charles A. – see  MOLONEY Charles A.

 

MANBY Frank. Sergeant, Royal Garrison Artillery. Lived at 72, North Road, Southend. Died of wounds 26.7.1916. Aged 22(28). Buried at  BERKS CEMETERY EXTENSION, GRAVE  II  C  3, BELGIUM.

 

MANN Arthur G. Rifleman, London Regiment. Lived at 63, Wimborne Road, Southend. Died  7.10.1916. Aged 19. With no known grave he is commemorated at THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, SOMME, PIER + FACE 9C, FRANCE.

 

MANN Frank. Gunner, Royal Garrison Artillery. Lived at 67, Glendale Gardens, Leigh-on-Sea. Died 31.5.1917. Aged 32. Buried at HENIN COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, GRAVE  I  D  3, FRANCE.

 

MANN  Harry B. Gunner, Royal Horse Artillery. Died 30.11.1917  Aged 29.  With no known grave he is commemorated at CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, FRANCE. As a serving Police Officer he is also commemorated on the PLAQUE in the gardens facing SOUTHEND POLICE STATION, VICTORIA AVENUE.

 

MANN  Henry W. Lance Sergeant, Canadian Infantry. Had lived at North Avenue, Southend and  emigrated to Canada where he enlisted. Died of wounds, 8.10.1916. Aged 18. Buried at ST.SEVER CEMETERY, ROUEN, GRAVE  B  16  52, FRANCE.

 

MARCH Alfred  J. J.  2nd Lieutenant, Royal Engineers. Lived at Southend. Died 24.10.1918.  Buried at ST.SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, GRAVE  S  V  J  9, FRANCE.

 

MARDEN Laud  Gerald. (LAUD Gerald Marden)(LORD Gerald Marden) (LAND Gerald Marden)  Leading Seaman, Royal Naval Reserve, Nelson Battalion. Son of Alfred + Mary Marden(LAUD)(LORD)(LAND), 13, Chelmsfrod Avenue, Southend. Died 14.11.1916  Aged 23. Buried at PUCHEVILLERS BRITISH CEMETERY, GRAVE VI  A  29 , FRANCE.

 

MARIS Ernest A. Private, East Surrey Regiment. Lived at 9, Cheltenham Road, Southend. Died whilst a prisoner of war 29.3.1918. Aged 29. With no known grave he is commemorated at ARRAS MEMORIAL, BAY 6, FRANCE.

 

MARK(S) Leonard  H. Able Seaman, Royal Navy , HMS “Invincible”. Son of Louisa Mark, 49, South Avenue, Southend. Died 31.5.1916  Aged 23. Commemorated at PORTSMOUTH  NAVAL MEMORRIAL, REF 13. (See Chapter “Loss of Lives at Sea” for HMS “Invincible” incident.)

 

MARSH Albert H.W.P.  Stoker, 1st Class, Royal Navy, HMS “Natal”. Lived at “Oakwood”, Branksome Road, Southend. Died from severe burns 10.1.1916. Aged 31. Buried at LYNESS ROYAL NAVAL CEMETERY, GRAVE B 31, HOY (see Chapter “Loss of Lives at Sea” for HMS “Natal” incident)

 

MARSH  Alfred J. Private, Queen’s Royal West Surrey Regiment. Son of John + Harriet Marsh, “Alma” , 3, Dalmatia Road, Southchurch. Died 23.8.1918  Aged 19. Buried at BECOURT  MILITARY  CEMETERY, BECORDEL-BECOURT, GRAVE II  D  7, FRANCE.

 

MARSH  Ernest  Arthur. Corporal, Machine Gun Corps. Son of Mr + Mrs E.A.Marsh, 17, Gordon Road, Southend. Died 22.8.1917. Aged 23. With no known grave he is commemorated at TYNE COT MEMORIAL, PANEL 105-106 + 162, BELGIUM. Also commemorated on SOUTHEND + DISTRICT GAS COMPANY PLAQUE on the internal, south wall, at SOUTHEND CREMATORIUM, SUTTON ROAD. He enlisted in Machine Gun Corps , later transferring to the Royal Berkshire Regiment.

 

MARSH James. Rifleman, Rifle Brigade. Husband of Rosa Marsh, 1, Cliff Cottages, Billet Lane, Leigh-on-Sea. Died (27)28.5.1918  Aged 31. With no known grave he is commemorated at SOISSONS MEMORIAL, FRANCE. He is also commemorated on the BULPHAN WAR MEMORIAL, ESSEX


MARSTON  Edward (Edwin). Private, Northumberland Fusiliers. Lived in Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 21(24).3.1918 Age 32. With no known grave he is commemoarted at ARRAS MEMORIAL, BAY 2+3, FRANCE.

 

MARTIN Arthur.  2nd Lieutenant, Middlesex Regiment.  Son of Arthur + Jane Martin, “Montano”, 36, Honiton Road, Southend. Died 28.6.1916  Aged 25(28). With no known grave he is commemorated at ARRAS MEMORIAL, BAY 7, FRANCE.

 

MARTIN Eric Tomlinson.  2nd Lieutenant, Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry. Lived at Westcliff Avenue, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died  1.10.1916. Aged 19. With no known grave he is commemorated at THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, SOMME, PIER + FACE 6 B, FRANCE. He is also commemorated on a Bronz Plaque, St.Albyn the Martyr Church, St.Johns Road, Westcliff-on-Sea.

 

MARTIN Ernest.  Private, Queen’s Own Royal West Kent Regiment. Lived at 114, Beedell Avenue, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died of nephritis in hospital in France, 18.2.1917. Aged (41)42. Buried at ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, GRAVE  XXI  G  6, FRANCE.

 

MARTIN William  J. Private, Queen’s Royal West Surrey Regiment. Son of William + Sarah Martin, 16, North Road, Southend. Died of wounds. 12.4.1917  Aged 20. Buried at BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY, GRAVE IV  D  5, FRANCE.

 

MASKELL  Ernest A.  Private, South Wales Borderers. Lived at 68, North Street, Prittlewell. Died  21.8.1915. Aged 30. With no known grave he is commemorated at HELLES MEMORIAL, GALLIPOLI, PANEL 80-84 or 219+ 220 TURKEY.

 

MASON  Edwin V. Able Seaman, Royal Navy, HMS “Q 36”. Lived at 3, Leamington Road, Southend. Died  30.3.1917. Aged 29. With no known grave he is commemorated at  WEST NORWOOD CEMETERY + CREMATORIUM, Memorial 120, 33247, LAMBETH. (See Chapter “Loss of Lives at Sea” for HMS “Q 36” incident).

 

MATTHEWS Albert  F. Private, East Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Albert + Maudie Matthews, 158, Central Avenue, Southend.  Died 24.8.1918  Aged (20) 21. Buried at BAGNEUX BRITISH CEMETERY, BEZAINCOURT, GRAVE VI  A  35, FRANCE.

 

MATTHEWS Ralph. Bombardier, Royal Field Artillery. Son of Mr + Mrs Matthews, “Crofts Villa”, 109, East Street, Prittlewell. Died  6.8.1917. Aged 25. Buried at THE HUTS CEMETERY, GRAVE  I  D  8, BELGIUM.

 

MAY Victor N. Leading Seaman, Royal Navy, HMS “Scott”. Brother of Wilfred Lawrence May who also fell. Lived at 9, Alexandra Street , Southend. Died  15.8.1918. Aged  21. With no known grave he is commemorated at  CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, REF 28, KENT.(See Chapter  “Loss of Lives at Sea” for HMS “Scott” incident)

 

MAY Wilfred L. Private, Dragoon Guards. Brother of  Victor Norman May who also fell. Lived at 9, Alexandra Street, Southend. Died (8)26.3.1918. Aged 24. With no known grave he is commemorated at  POZIERES MEMORIAL,  PANEL 2, FRANCE.


MAYES John Alfred. Private, Royal Fusiliers.  Son of James + Ellen Mayes, 140, Westcliff Park Drive, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 12.9.1918  Aged 19.  With no known grave he is commemorated at VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, PANEL 3, FRANCE.

 

MAYS (MAYES)  Sidney William Ggeorge. (William G.S.)  Private, Hertfordshire Regiment. Son of Mr + Mrs G. Mays, 893, London Road, Leigh-on-Sea. Died 14.3.1917. Aged  28(29). Buried at VLAMERTINGHE  MILITARY CEMETERY, GRAVE  VI  B  15,  BELGIUM.

 

McCABE John S. P. Private, Northumberland Fusiliers. Died of wounds 1.4.1918. Aged 20. Buried at CABARET-ROUGE

BRITISH  CEMETERY, SOUCHEZ, GRAVE  XIX  A  9, FRANCE.

 

McCRAITH Francis V.J.I.  Private, Essex Regiment. Son of Patrick + Ellen McCraith, 65, Avenue Road, Southend. Died of wounds, 4.7.1916  Aged 24. Buried at PUCHEVILLERS BRITISH CEMETERY, GRAVE  I  C  10, FRANCE.

 

McCREARY Harry C. Lieutenant, Royal Air Force. Born in Southend.  Died  in aerial combat over German lines, 2.7.1918

Aged 20(21). Buried at HARLEBEKE NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, GRAVE  XIV  A  16, BELGIUM. He was a former pupil of Southend High School for Boys.

 

McLELLAN William.  Sergeant, South Lancashire Regiment. Lived at Eastwood. Died of wounds  30.6.1915. Aged 24. Buried at  GRAVE  III  D  10A, LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, BELGIUM. He is also commemorated on the “Roll of  Honour”, St.Laurence + All Saints Church, Eastwoodbury Lane.

 

MEAD Francis Edward. Gunner, Tank Corps. Husband of Elizabeth Mead, 73, Brightwell Avenue, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 20.9.1917 Aged 29. Buried at DUHALLOW A.D.S. CEMETERY, GRAVE VII  G  2, BELGIUM.

 

MEAD George. Private, King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Husband of Anna Mead, 13, Windsor Road, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died of wounds, 8.5.1915  Aged 33. Buried at BALLIEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION (NORD), GRAVE II A 138, FRANCE.

 

MEAD James. Lance Corporal, Grenadier Guards. Son of Mr + Mrs C. Mead, 20, Newlands Road, Southend. Died 24.7.1917, Aged 22(23), of enteric fever. Buried at BLEUET FARM CEMETERY, GRAVE I  B  3, BELGIUM.

 

MEAD John R.S. Able Seaman, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, Hawke Battalion. Died  27.12.1915. Aged 27. With no known grave he is commemorated at HELLES MEMORIAL, GALLIPOLI, PANEL 8-15, TURKEY. He was a former teacher at Southend High School for Boys.

 

MEDDLE Alfred J. Acting Bombardier, Royal Field Artillery. Son of Samuel Meddle, Manchester Drive, Leigh-on-Sea.  Died (27)28.4.1917. Aged 24. Buried at DUISANS BRITISH CEMETERY, ETRUN,GRAVE IV  H  31, FRANCE.

 

MEDDLE Thomas.  Deck Hand, Royal Naval Reserve , H.M.P.M.S.”Newbury”. Husband of Elsie Meddle, 8, Hadleigh Road, Leigh-on-Sea. Died 15.2.1918  Aged 34, following an enemy Naval attack on Dover Patrol vessels. Commemorated at CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, REF 30. The “Newberry” was a Paddle Steamer Mine Sweeper launched in 1916 having been built by the Ailsa Shipping Company, Troon, Scotland but I can find no records of a naval incident involving this vessel.

 

MERCER Frank Irvine. Corporal, Northamptonshire Regiment. Husband of Ethel Rose Mercer, 21, Elderton Avenue, Westcliff-on-Sea, formerly of 'Lauristone', Silverdale Avenue, Westcliff. Died 30.4.1917  Aged 35. Buried at SOUTHEND (SUTTON ROAD) CEMETERY, GRAVE D3090.

 

MERCER John W.E. Sergeant, Essex Regiment. Husband of Mary Mercer, 11, Tudor Road, Westcliff-on-Sea. Buried at FEUCHY BRITISH CEMETERY, GRAVE I  D 9, FRANCE.

 

MERRYFIELD Frederick  S. Private, Machine Gun Corps. Son of James Merryfield, “Carlton”, Gainsborough Road, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died of wounds (3)6.9.1916  Aged 21. Buried at ST.SEVER CEMETERY, ROUEN, GRAVE B  23  26, FRANCE.

 

METCALFE Robert L. Private, Canadian Infantry. Had emigrated from Southend to Canada where he enlisted. Died in Weston Sanatorium, Canada, following an accident, on 30.7.1916. I can find no record of him on the C.W.G.C. website. 


MEYER Arthur P.F. Lieutenant, Australian Infantry. Son of Arthur + Mary Meyer, 379, London Road, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died of wounds, 16.4.1918  Aged 36. Bureid at HAZEBROUCK COMMUNAL CEMETERY, GRAVE  III  E  15, FRANCE. He had emigrated to Australia and enlisted there.


MIDDLETON  Charles S.  Lance Corporal , London Regiment. Son of Mr S. + Mrs E. Middleton of Southend Died of pneumonia 1.11.1918  Aged 21. Buried at TERLINGTHUN BRITISH CEMETERY , WIMILLE , GRAVE VI  F  24 , FRANCE.

 

MILES  Harold Gordon.  2nd Lieutenant , Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry. Only son of William + Emily Miles, 26, Anerley Road, Westcliff-on-Sea.Died 4.8.1916. Aged 24. With no known grave he is commemorated at THIEPVAL MEMORIAL , FRANCE. He is also remembered at SOUTHEND (SUTTON ROAD) CEMETERY , GRAVE REF PLOT N + O.

 

MILES  John H.  Private , Essex Regiment.  Son of Samuel + Mary Miles , 190, Trinity Road, Southend. Died 14.4.1917 Aged 35(36). With no known grave he is commemorated at ARRAS MEMORIAL , BAY 7 , FRANCE.

 

MILLER  Albert E.  Private , London Regiment. Lived in Southend. Died (21)24.3.1918. Aged 39. With no known grave he is commemorated at  POZIERES MEMORIAL , PANEL 85+86 , FRANCE.

 

MILLER  Ernest  F. MILITARY MEDAL. Company Sergeant Major , Canadian Infantry. Emigrated to Canada where he enlisted. Died  3.6.1917. Aged (28) 30. With no known grave he is commemorated at VIMY MEMORIAL ,  FRANCE.

 

MILLER  Henry W.  Sergeant , Bedfordshire Regiment.  Son of Henry + Ada Miller, 12, Central Avenue, Southend. Died 13.11.1916 Aged 26. Buried at ANCRE BRITISH CEMETERY , BEAUMONT-HAMEL , GRAVE IVE  11 , FRANCE.

 

MILLS  Ernest H.  Lance Corporal , Essex Regiment. Lived at 165, Brightwell Avenue , Westcliff-on-Sea. Died  13.5.1915. Aged 29. With no known grave he is commemorated at YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL , PANEL 39 , BELGIUM.

 

MILLS  Fred   Private , Bedfordshire Regiment. Lived at 1 , Fairleigh Drive , Leigh-on-Sea. Died (13)15.9.1916. Aged 23. With no known grave he is commemorated at THIRPVAL MEMORIAL , SOMME , PIER + FACE 2C , FRANCE.

 

MILLS  Leonard C.  Private , The Buffs, East Kent Regiment. Son of Mr.C + Mrs J.Mills, 49,Broadway, Southchurch Road, Southend.(Broadway ran east from the Sutton Road junction to the Bournemouth Road junction – now Bournemouth Park Road) Died 9.8.1918  Aged 18. Buried at FRANVILLERS COMMUNAL CEMETERY , GRAVE  II  C  13 , FRANCE

 

MILLS  Richard E.  Private , Essex Regiment. Lived at Heygate Avenue , and Hastings Road , Southend .Died in Egypt  16.12.1917(26.1.1918). Buried at GAZA WAR CEMETERY , GRAVE  XXII  E  4 , IRAQ.

 

MILLS  Willie  Private , Essex Regment. Born in Southend. Died 17.9.1918 Aged 23. Buried at TREFCON BRITISH CEMETERY , CAULAINCOURT , GRAVE  A  36 , FRANCE.

 

MITCHELL  Charles  J. Corporal , Royal Fusiliers. Brother of Mrs. Sellick, 17, Southsea Avenue , Leigh-on-Sea. Died  7.10.1916. Aged 36. With no known grave he is commemorated at THIEPVAL MEMORIAL , PIER + FACE  8C,9A + 16A , FRANCE.

 

MITCHELL  Herbert R. Lance Corporal , Royal Engineers. Son of Mrs A.Mitchell, 13, Lancaster Gardens ,

Southend. Died 22(24).3.1917.Aged 31. Buried at BEAURAINS ROAD CEMETERY , BEAURAINS , GARVE  C 20 ,

FRANCE

 

MITCHELL Percy  J.  Sergeant , Bedfordsahire Regiment. Son of W.H.Mitchell , “Tillingbourne”, Leigh Cliff Road,

Leigh-on-Sea, Brother of  William Mitchell who also fell.. Volunteered whilst studying Chemistry at the Children’s

Hospital, London. Died 12.10.1916 ,Aged 20(21), one month after his younger brother . Buried at WARLENCOURT

BRITISH CEMETERY, GRAVE V  B 12 , FRANCE

 

MITCHELL  William E.  Private , Royal Fusiliers, London Regiment. Son of W.H.Mitchell, “Tillingbourne”, Leigh Cliff Road, Leigh-on-Sea. Brother of Percy James  Mitchell who also fell.. Died 15.9.1916,Aged 18(19), 1 month before his elder brother. Buried at COMBLES COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION , GRAVE V  B  9 , FRANCE.

 

MOCKFORD  Joseph  2nd Lieutenant , Royal Fusiliers. Died of wounds  8.4.1917. Aged 27. Buried at  WARLINCOURT HALTE BRITISH CEMETERY , SAULTY , GRAVE  VV  J  4 , FRANCE.(He is listed as living in Basildon )

 

MOIR  John  A. A.  2nd Lieutenant , Argyll + Sutherland Highlandres. Nephew of Alfred S. Vining, 36, Dowsett Avenue,  Southend. Died 6(16).6.1915. Aged 17. Buried at RATION FARM MILITARY CEMETERY , LA CHAPELLE-D’ARMENTIERES , GRAVE  VI  L  28 , FRANCE.

 

MOLONEY (MALONEY)  (MOLONY)  Charles  Albert.  Lieutenant, King’s Liverpool Regiment. Lived at Woodfield Road, Leigh-on-Sea. Died 14(16).7.1916. With no known grave he is commemorated at THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, SOMME, PIER + FACE, 1D,8B+8C, FRANCE.

 

MONK Jack. Private, Essex Regiment. Son of John Monk, 5, North Avenue, Southend. Died 3.5.(1916)1917 Aged(21) 22 .With no known grave he is commemorated at ARRAS MEMORIAL, BAY 7, FRANCE.

 

MOORE Harold J. Quartermaster, Mercantile Marine Reserve, H.M.Yacht “Iolaire”. Died 1.1.1919.Age 30. Buried at SOUTHEND (ST.JOHN the BAPTIST) CHURCHYARD. (See Chapter “Loss of Lives at Sea” for H.M.Yacht “Iolaire” incident.)

 

MOORE James H.  Air Mechanic, 2nd Class. Royal Air Force. Lived at 18, Shaftesbury Avenue, Southchurch. Died at Queen Marys Royal Naval Hospital, Southend  9.11.1918. Aged 33 having been taken ill with double pneumonia whilst on leave. Buried at SOUTHCHURCH (HOLY TRINITY) SOUTHCHURCH, GRAVE  I  35.

 

MOORE Philip  C.  Able Seaman, Royal Navy, HMS “Formidable”. Husband of Mrs. F.E.Moore, 6, Lovelace Cottages, Shoeburyness. Died 1.1.1915 Commemorated at CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, REF 9.( See Chapter “Loss of Lives at Sea” for HMS “Formidable” incident.)

 

MORETON Norman H. Lieutanant, Royal Air Force. Son of Harriette + Frederick Moreton, 48, Inverness Avenue, Westcliff-on-Sea. Killed whilst flying over Austrian lines 16.5.1918  Aged 19. Buried at MONTECCHIO PRECALCINO COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, PLOT 1, ROW D, GRAVE 6, ITALY. He is also commemorated on the family grave, Southend (Sutton Road) Cemetery.

 

MORGAN Herbert E. Gunner, Royal Field Artillery , Son of Mr + Mrs Morgan, West Road, Prittlewell. Died of pneumonia whilst a prisoner of war 8.2.1919  Aged(25) 26. Buried at COLOGNE SOUTHERN CEMETERY, GRAVE IX  F  5, GERMANY.

 

MORGAN Joseph  J. Corporal, Middlesex Regiment. Son of George Morgan, “Deepinghurst”, Stornoway Road, Southend. Died  15.7.1916. Aged 34. With no known grave he is commemorated at THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, SOMME,  PIER + FACE 12D + 13B, FRANCE.

 

MORING Bernard W.  Private, Oxfordshire + Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Son of Ernest + Emma Moring, 78, Balmoral Road, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 6.4.1916  Aged 18. With no known grave he is commemorated at BASRA MEMORIAL, PANEL 26+63, IRAQ.

 

MORRELL William S. Private, Honourable Artillery Company. Son of William + Frances Morrell, 19, Colman Street, Southend. Died 15.5.1917  Aged 28. With no known grave he is commemorated at ARRAS MEMORIAL, BAY 1, FRANCE.

 

MORRIS  Frank (Frederick) S.  Private, Worcestershire Regiment. Son of Thomas Morris, 4a, Elizabeth Terrace, Trinity Road, Southend. Died 5.5.1915. Aged 39. I can find no record of him on C.W.G.C. website.

 

MORTIMER Thomas W.  Private, Royal Fusiliers. Son of Andrew + Emily Mortimer, “Villa de Sovia” North Avenue, Southend. Died of gas poisoning, 26.8.1918 Aged 18. Buried at MONT HUON MILITARY CEMETERY, LE TREPORT, FRANCE.

 

MOSEL(E)Y Michael Samuel Cecil. Private, Border Regiment. Son of Maurice + Ethel Mosel(e)y, Crosby Lodge, Crosby Road, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 23.4.1917 Aged 20. With no known grave he is commemorated at ARRAS MEMORIAL, BAY 6, FRANCE.

 

MOSES  Frank  S. Lieutenant, Royal Garrison Artillery. Lived at London Road, Southend. Died of wounds 31.8.1918.(1.9.1918) Aged 21. Buried at  FAUBOURG  D’AMIENS CEMETERY, ARRAS, GRAVE VII  E  49, FRANCE.

 

MOSS  A.R.  Private, Northamptonshire Regiment. Husband of Mrs.G.Moss, 23, Oakleigh Avenue, Southchurch. , Southend. Died 27.5.1918(11.7.1918) Aged(23)27. Buried at ST.AMAND BRITISH CEMETERY, PAS DE CALAIS, GRAVE  IV  A  19, FRANCE.

 

MOSS Charles.  Private, Essex Regiment. Son of Celia Moss, Bohemia Estate, Eastwood. Died 9.8.1915 Aged(18)22. Buried at BAILLEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION (NORD), GRAVE I  C  62, FRANCE. He is also Commemorated at “Roll of Honour”, St.Laurence + All Saints Church, Eastwoodbury Lane.

 

MOSS Major A.D.(Major is his first name, not his rank) Private, Queen’s Bays, 2nd Dragoon Guards. Son of Mr + Mrs C.G.M.Moss, 11, Bryant Avenue, Southchurch. Died 22.3(4).1918 Aged 20. With no known grave he is commemorated at POZIERES MEMORIAL PANEL 1, FRANCE.

 

MOSS Percy C.  Private, Queen’s Royal West Surrey Regiment. Son of Mr + Mrs. Moss, 13, Summercourt Road, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died of wounds in King Georges Hospital, London, 9(19).9.1918 Aged 18, having been invalided home.  Buried at SOUTHEND (NORTH ROAD) CEMETERY, GRAVE B  8  12.

 

MOSS  Reginald B.  Sergeant, Durham Light Infantry. Son of Edwin J + Mary L. Moss, The Triangle, Daws Heath, Thundersley. Died 1.10.1916. Aged 22. With no known grave he is commemorated at THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, PIER + FACE  14A + 15C, FRANCE.

 

MOSS  Reginald  S.  Gunner, Royal Garrison Artillery. Son of Stanley Moss, 8, Weston Road, Southend. Died of wounds  4.8.1917. Aged 25. Buried at LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, GRAVE  XVII  G  18, BELGIUM.

 

MOXHAY  Fred.  Lance Corporal, Royal Fusiliers. An employee of the Maypole Dairy, Southend. Died 10.3.1916.With no known grave he is commemorated at YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, PANEL 6+8, BELGIUM.

 

MULRANEY  E – see MURPHY Harry E.

 

MURPHY  Harry E. Sapper, Royal Engineers. G.W.G.C. lists “MURPHY” as an ALIAS – the true family name being “MULRANEY” Died of wounds 12.8.1918. Buried at  MONTIGNY COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, SOMME, GRAVE  A. 20, FRANCE.

 

MURLIS Frank W.  Private, Northamptonshire Regiment. Husband of Emily Murlis, “Padina”, 76, Leamington Road, Southend. Died 24.4.1918 Aged 32(33). With no known grave he is commemorated at POZIERES MEMORIAL, PANEL 54-56, FRANCE.

 

MURRELL  Bertram G.  Private, Royal Fusiliers. Son of George + Annie Murrell, 192, York Road, Southend. Died of dysentery 31.7.1918  Aged 22. Buried at HEATH CEMETERY, HARBONNIERES, GRAVE  VIII  I  6, FRANCE.

 

MURRELL  George E.  Private, 3rd County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters). Son of Mr + Mrs Murrell, 23, Argylle Road, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died of wounds 21.11.1917  Aged 34. Buried at JERUSALEM WAR CEMETERY, GRAVE A 36, ISRAEL.

 

MYALL Albert L. Able Seaman, Mercantile Marine Reserve, H.M.Yacht “Zaida”. Brother of William Christopher Myall who also fell. Son of James + Bertha Myall, 18, Hartington Road, Southend. Died of typhus whilst a prisoner of war 21.2.1917.Aged 26. Buried at BAGHDAD (NORTH GATE) MILITARY CEMETERY, GRAVE XXI  Y  33, IRAQ. As an employee of Southend + District Gas Company he is also commemorated on their PLAQUE AT INTERNAL SOUTH WALL, SOUTHEND CREMATORIUM, SUTTON ROAD. H.M.Yacht “Zaida” was sunk in August 1916 and he was taken prisoner.

 

MYALL  Frank. Sapper, Royal Engineers. Lived at 7, Lambert Street, Southend. Died of dysentery 18.9.1918. Aged 24. Buried at  VALENCIENNES (ST.ROCH) COMMUNAL CEMETERY,  GRAVE  V  F  8, FRANCE.

 

MYALL William C.  Able Seaman, Mercantile Marine, H.M.Yacht “Zaida”. Brother of Albert Lawrence Myall who also fell. Son of James + Bertha Myall, 18,Hartington Road, Southend. Died 17.8.1916  Aged 24. Commemorated at PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL REF 20 ( See Chapter “Loss of Lives at Sea” fro HMY “Zaida” incident.)

 

NAISH  Ernest  Private, Australian Infantry. Lived at 37, St.Leonards Road, Southend. Died 4.10.1915. Aged 24. Buried at SHRAPNELL VALLEY CEMETERY, GALLIPOLI, GRAVE  I D  14, TURKEY.

 

NANCARROW  Percy.  Lance Corporal, Bedfordshire Regiment. Son of John + Sarah Nancarrow, 23, Cambridge Road, Southend. Died 12.2.1917  Aged(24) 27. With no known grave he is commemorated at THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, PIER + FACE 2C, FRANCE. He had been English Master at Southend High School for Boys.

 

NASH  Thomas W.  Sergeant, Lancashiire Fusiliers. Lived at 1, Hope Villas, Fairfax Drive, Prittlewell. Died  16.5.1917. Aged 41. With no known grave he is commemorated at ARRAS MEMORIAL, BAY 5, FRANCE.

 

NEALE  Harry.  Private, King’s Liverpool Regiment. Lived at Southchurch Avenue, Southend. Died 4.11.1918. Aged 35. I can find no record of him on C.W.G.C. website. Nor is there any Civil Death record for Rochford + District for November 1918.

 

NEEDLESTITCHER  Nathan. Private, Royal Fusiliers. Lived at Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 24.10.1920 from wounds received in France  Aged 24. I can find no record of him on C.W.G.C. website. There is a Civil Death recorded in Rochford District for the last quarter of 1920. On the 1911 Census the family were living in Commercial Road, East London, the parents having been born in Poland in 1868.(then part of Russia)

 

NETHERCOTE  Walter H. Gunner, Royal Garrison Artillery. Husband of Marguerite A. Nethercote, 7, Carlton Drive, Leigh-on-Sea. Died of influenza 17.11.1918. Aged 24. Buried at AWOINGT BRITISH CEMETERY, GRAVE  III  C  26, FRANCE.


NETHERCOT(T) Herbert Anselm. Rifleman, Canadian Mounted Rifles. Lived at 28, Elderton Road, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died  17.5.1916. Aged 36. Buried at  MENIN ROAD SOUTH, MILITARY CEMETERY, GRAVE  II  M  2, YPRES, BELGIUM.

 

NEWMAN Charles Robert. Private, Gloucestershire Regiment. Lived at 49, Richmond Street, Southchurch. Enlisted on 1.1.1915. and went to Cheltenham for training. Contracted a chill which developed into pneumonia and he died in a Cheltenham hospital 18.2.1915. Aged 19. Buried at  MINCHINHAMPTON (HOLY TRINITY) CHURCHYARD, NORTH OF CHURCH, GLOUCESTERSHIRE.

 

NEWMAN  Percival A.I. Ordinary Seaman, Royal Navy, HMS “Russell”. Lived at 15, Clifftown Road, Southend. Died 8.1.1916  Buried at LANCASHIRE LANDING CEMETERY, GRAVE K 61, GALLIPOLI, TURKEY. (See Chapter “Loss of Lives at Sea” for HMS “Russell” incident.)

 

NEWMAN Thomas W. Corporal, Gloucestershire Regiment. Son of Mrs. Newman, 3, Aplin Terrace, Hamstel Road, Southchurch.  Died 15(19).8.1916. Aged 19. With no known grave he is commemorated at THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, SOMME,  PIER + FACE 5A+ 5B, FRANCE.

 

NEWSON Reginald W. Private, Royal Fusiliers, Son of Walter + Emily Newson, 87, South Avenue, Southend. Died 26.4.1915  Aged 19. With no known grave he is commemorated at YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, PANEL 6+8, BELGIUM.

 

NICHOLLS  Alfred. Lance Corporal, Essex Regiment. Lived in Southend. Died 21.3.1918. Aged 21. With no known grave he is commemorated at ARRAS MEMORIAL, BAY 7, FRANCE.

 

NICHOLLS  Harold W. Lance Bombardier, Royal Garrison Artillery. Son of Mr + Mrs A.Nicholls of Southend. Died 11.5.1918  Aged 31. Buried at BRANDHOEK NEW MILITARY CEMETERY NO.3, GRAVE III  D  5, BELGIUM.

 

NIGHTINGALE Reginald J. Lance Corporal, Seaforth Highlanders. Lived in Southchurch Road, Southend. Died 20.6.1916(1917). Aged 29. With no known grave he is commemorated at BASRA MEMORIAL, PANEL 37 + 64, IRAQ.

 

NISBET Alexander G. Lance Corporal, Grenadier Guards. Only son of  Alice G. Eady, 132, North  Road, Southend. Died(14)26.10.1914. Aged 20. With no known grave he is commemorated at YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL,  PANEL 9+ 11, BELGIUM.

 

NISBET Cecil  A. Captain, Suffolk Regiment. Son of Charles + Amelia Nisbet of Southend. Died 21.6.1916  Aged 28. Buried at BARLIN COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, GRAVE I  J  65, FRANCE.

 

NOAKES George W. (William G.) Private, Essex Regiment. Nephew of Mrs. Robinson, 68, Rectory Grove, Leigh-on-Sea. Died  21.3.1918. Aged 23. With no known grave he is commemorated at ARRAS MEMORIAL, BAY 7, FRANCE.

 

NOAKES Harry. Private, Essex Regiment. Son of Mr + Mrs C.Noakes, 87, Hainault Avenue, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died of wounds 4.6.1917  Aged 19. Buried at DUISANS BRITISH CEMETERY, ETRUN, GRAVE  IV  F  7, FRANCE.

 

NORMAN Douglas H. Private, Royal Fusiliers. Son of Mr + Mrs Norman, “Acacia” , 52, The Grove, Southend. Died of wounds at Reading Hospital, 11.8.1916  Aged 18(19). Buried at SOUTHEND (SUTTON ROAD) CEMETERY, GRAVE D3171.

 

NORTH Ercildourne W. Private, East Surrey Regiment. Died (25)26.9.1915.Aged 32. With no known grave he is commemorated at LOOS MEMORIAL, PANELS 65-67, FRANCE.

 

NORWOOD Charles. Sergeant, Royal Garrison Artillery. Husband of Amy Norwood, 24, Cromwell Road, Southend. Died 4.6.1917  Aged 27. Buried at TROIS ARBRES CEMETERY, STEENWERCK , GRAVE  I  0  3, FRANCE

 

NUNN James F. Private, Royal Army Medical Corps. Husband of Lillian Nunn, 230, Sutton Road, Southend. Died 7.6.1917 Aged 27. Buried at RAILWAY DUGOUTS BURIAL GROUND, YPRES, GRAVE III  S  1 BELGIUM.

 

OBRIEN William T. Driver, Royal Field Artillery.  Died 17.7.1916(1917) Aged 19. Buried at FLATIRON COPSE CEMETERY, MAMETZ GRAVE III  H  2, FRANCE. He was a former pupil of Southend High School for Boys.There are differing reports of his year of death but the day and month are constant.


OREILLY Fleming Pinkston. MILITARY CROSS  Captain, Canadian Motor Machine Gun Brigade, Died 27.9.1918 Aged 38. Buried at BUCQUOY ROAD CEMETERY, FICHEUX, GRAVE  IV  A  26, FRANCE. He had emigrated to Canada and enlisted there.

 

OAKE Harold S. Private, Royal Fusiliers. Died 15.7.1916. Aged 20. Buried at POZIERES BRITISH CEMETERY, OVILIERS-LA BOISELLE, GRAVE III  D  18, FRANCE.

 

OAKENFULL Herbert J.  2nd Lieutenant, London Regiment. Lived at Dulwich House, Hamlet Court Road, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 7.10.1916. Aged 31. Buried at SERRE ROAD CEMETERY NO.2, SERRE, GRAVE  XLI  A  5, FRANCE.

 

OLDREY  Montague.  2nd Lieutenant, London Regiment, Royal Fusiliers. Brother of Vernon Roy Oldrey who also fell. Son of  Mr + Mrs H. Oldrey, 24, Seaforth Road, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 26(28).10.1917. Aged 25. With no known grave he is commemorated at TYNE COT MEMORIAL, PANEL 148-150, BELGIUM.

 

OLDREY Vernon. Lieutnenant, London Regiment, Royal Fusiliers. Brother of Montague Oldrey who also fell. Son of Mr + Mrs. H. Oldrey, 24, Seaforth Road, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 31.8.1918. Aged (25)35. Buried at QUEANT ROAD CEMETERY, BUISSY, GRAVE  I  F, FRANCE.

 

OLIVER Fred  A. Corporal, Essex Regiment.  Husband of Violet Oliver, 157, Westcliff Park Drive, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 11.11.1914  Aged(24)26.  With no known grave he is commemorated at PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, PANEL 7, BELGIUM.

 

OLLETT Alfred O.  2nd Lieutenant, Essex Regiment. Lived at Leigh-on-Sea. Died  27.4.1916. Aged 21. Buried at  BULLY-GRENAY  COMMUNAL CEMETERY, FRENCH EXTENSION, GRAVE B 3, FRANCE.

 

OSBORN Thomas J.  Rifleman, Rifle Brigade. Lived at 102, South Avenue, Southend. Died of wounds, 4.7.1916. Aged (37) 38. Buried at BETHUNE TOWN CEMETERY,  GRAVE  V  F  47, FRANCE.

 

OSBORNE Frank L.  2nd Lieutenant, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died  21.3.1918. Aged(27)28. With no known grave he is commemorated at  ARRAS MEMORIAL, BAY 3+4, FRANCE. He was a former pupil of Southend High School for Boys.

 

OSBORN(E) Harry Cecil.  Private, Royal Sussex Regiment. Son of Mr + Mrs Charles Osborne, 344, Westborough Road, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 9.4.1918. Aged 23. Buried at SENLIS COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, GARVE  I  B  5, FRANCE.

 

OSBORNE Jack  M. H.  Private, Bedfordshire Regiment. Lived at Southend. Died  6.8.1918. Aged 19. With no known grave he is commemorated at POZIERES MEMORIAL, PANEL 28+29, FRANCE.

 

OSBORNE Stephen J. Private, Essex Regiment. Son of George + Sarah Osborne, 6, Bell Cottages, Leigh-on-Sea. Died 5.2.1917 Aged 21. With no known grave he is commemorated at THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, PIER + FACE 10D, FRANCE.

 

OVER E. A. Private, Grenadier Guards. Son of Edward + Emily Over, 3, Cliff Cottages, Billet Lane, Leigh-on-Sea. Died 13.10.1918  Aged 28(29). Buried at ST-UAAST COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, GRAVE B  9, FRANCE.

 

OVERTON Frank.  Musician, Royal Marine Band, HMS “Queen Mary”. Son of Alexander + Matilda Overton, “Overdale”, 41, Macdonald Avenue, Westcliff-on-Sea. Brother of  Harold Overton who also fell. Died 31.5.1916  Aged 26. Commemorated at PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, REF 22.( See Chapter “Loss of Lives at Sea” for HMS “Queen Mary” incident.)


OVERTON Harold. Musician, Royal Marine Band, HMS “Natal”. Son of Alexander + Matilda Overton, “Overdale”, 41, Macdonald Avenue, Westcliff-on-Sea. Brother of Frank Overton who also fell. Died 30.12.1915 Aged 24. Commemorated at PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, REF 9.( See Chapter  “Loss of Lives at Sea” for HMS “Natal” incident.)

 

OVITTS Percy  G. Private, Norfolk Regiment. Son of George Ovitts, Westbourne Grove, Westcliff-on-Sea.  Died 26.9.1915. With no known grave he is commemorated at LOOS MEMORIAL, PANEL 30+31, FRANCE.

 

OWEN Fred. Private, Essex Regiment. Cousin of George William Owen who also fell. Lived at 6, Brighton Avenue, Southend. Died of wounds, 26.10.1915. Aged 20. Buried at BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY, GRAVE  VIII  C  52, FRANCE

OWEN George W. Sergeant, King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Cousin of Fred Owen who also fell. Son of Mr + Mrs George T. Owen 64, Whitegate Road, Southend. Died 7.10.1916. Aged 19. With no known grave he is commemorated at THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, SOMME, PIER + FACE  13A+ 13B, FRANCE.

 

OWEN Harry. Lance Corporal, Royal Fusiliers. Lived at 2, Horace Road, Southend. Died  13.3.1916. Aged 34. Buried at LIEVIN COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, GRAVE  IV  F  14 , FRANCE. A former footballer with Southend United F.C.

 

PACKER Harry (Henry) H.  Sergeant, Royal Fusiliers.  An employee of Percy Raven, Mens Tailors, Southend. Died  of wounds 27.5.1916. Aged 24(27). Buried at BAILLEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION (NORD), GRAVE  II  B  116, FRANCE.

 

PADLEY Charles W.  Private, Essex Regiment. Lived at Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 28.4.1917. Aged 23. With no known grave he is commemorated at ARRAS MEMORIAL, BAY 7, FRANCE.

 

PAINTER  Edgar.  Driver, Royal Field Artillery. Stepson of Mr + Mrs Barker, 41, London Road, Southend. Died (20)22.4.1917. Aged 39. With no known grave he is commemorated at ARRAS MEMORIAL,  BAY 10, FRANCE.

 

PAINTER Walter S. Rifleman, London Irish Rifles. Lived at 10, Grange Gardens, Southend. Died  21.3.1918. Aged 26. With no known grave he is commemorated at  ARRAS MEMORIAL, BAY  10, FRANCE.

 

PALMER John W.  2nd Lieutenant, Royal Air Force. Lived in Southend. Died 25.12.1918.(1917) Aged 22. Buried at GENECH  COMMUNAL CEMETERY, NORTH END,  FRANCE. He was a former pupil of Southend High School for Boys.

 

PALMER Leslie. Signalman, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, HM Trawler “Yesso”. Son of James + Alice Palmer, 10, Ilfracombe Avenue, Southend.  Died 9.2.1917. Aged 17. Commemorated at CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, REF 27. (See Chapter “Loss of Lives at sea” for HM Trawler “Yesso” incident.) He was a former pupil of Southend High School for Boys.

 

PALMER  Percy Vyvyan. Sub-Lieutenant, Royal Naval Reserve.  Lived at 69, Elderton Avenue, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 17.5.1918. following an illness, because of which he had been invalided out of the services. I can find no record of him on C.W.G.C. website. Nor is there a Civil Death listed for him in the Rochford District for 1918.

 

PANTON William G. Private, Essex Regiment. Lived at 22, Ruskin Avenue, Southend. Died  13.8.1916. Aged 23. With no known grave he is commemorated at THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, SOMME, PIER + FACE  10 D, FRANCE.

 

PARCHMENT John Day  Private, Royal Fusiliers. Son of William + Emma Parchment 74, Chinchilla Road, Southend. Died of wounds, 30.6.1915. Aged 37. With no known grave he is commemorated at HELLES MEMORIAL, PANEL 37-41 OR 328, GALLIPOLI, TURKEY.

 

PARKER Arthur  Nathaniel  Private, Royal Garrison Artillery. Employed at J.Sellar + Co., Timber Merchants, London Road, Southend. Son of Nathaniel Parker.Died in Scotland of cerebro-meningitis, 4.2.1917. Aged 39.  Buired at SHENFIELD (ST.MARY) CHURCHYARD, SHENFIELD, ESSEX. He is also commemorated on the Shenfield, St.Mary's Church War Memorial and the Brentwood War Memorial, Essex.

 

PARKER George Charles.  Able Seaman, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, HMS “Simoom”. Son Joseph W. & Louisa Jane Parker, 14, Silverdale Avenue, Westcliff-on-Sea. Husband of Marie Parker, 82, Ramuz Drive, Prittlewell. Died 23.1.1917. Aged 38. Commemorated at CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL. (See Chapter “Loss of Lives at Sea” for HMS “Simoom” incident.)

 

PARKER William.  Private, Royal Fusiliers. Son of Mrs. Parker, 35, Whitegate Road, Southend. Died 16.6.1917.  Aged 39. With no known grave he is commemorated at ARRAS MEMORIAL, BAY  9, FRANCE.

 

PARRY  William George.  Trainee Flight Officer, Royal Flying Corps. Royal Naval Air Service, HMS “President”. Lived in Westcliff-on-Sea. Died during a training flight accident 12(16).6.1917. Aged 26. Buried at  SMETHWICK (UPLANDS) CEMETERY,  GRAVE  16. CE. C 7081, WEST MIDLANDS.

 

PARTON Albert. MILITARY  MEDAL. Private, Queen’s Royal West Surrey Regiment. Lived in Southend. Died  1.7.1916. Aged 41. With no known grave he is commemorated at LOOS  MEMORIAL, PANEL 13-15, FRANCE.

 

PARTRIDGE Thomas. Lance Corporal, Royal Fusiliers. Lived at 130, London Road, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died  3(4).9.1916. Aged 33. With no known grave he is commemorated at THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, SOMME, PIER + FACE,  8C , 9A + 16A, FRANCE.

 

PASCOE Robert T.  Private, Essex Regiment. Died 27.3.1917 Aged 19.  Son of Thomas + Alice Pascoe, 5, Cromer Road, Southend. With no known grave he is commemorated at JERUSALEM MEMORIAL, PANEL 33-39, ISRAEL.


PEGGS  Arthur  C.  Wireless Operator, Mercantile Marine, ss “Greatham”. Son of Arthur Peggs, “Seascape”, Grand Parade, Leigh-on-Sea. Died 22.1.1918  Aged 18. Commemorated at TOWER HILL MEMORIAL.( See Chapter “Loss of Lives at Sea” for ss “Greatham” incident.)

 

PASK  Isaac  A.J.  Captain, Royal Field Artillery. DISTINGUISHED SERVICE ORDER, MILITARY CROSS, MENTIONED IN DISPATCHES. Husband of Evelyn Pask of  Southend. Died 1.9.1916  Aged 35. Buried at DANTZIG ALLEY BRITISH CEMETERY, MAMETZ, GRAVE  I  C  25, FRANCE.

 

PATMAN  Frank  J. (Listed on C.W.G.C. as E.J.Patman) Private, Grenadier Guards. Lived at 2, Sydney Villas, Fairfax Drive, Prittlewell. Died  6.5.1916. Aged 21. Buried at  MENIN ROAD SOUTH MILITARY CEMETERY, GRAVE I  E  36, BELGIUM.

 

PATRICK  Felix J.  Sergeant, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Son of G.Patrick, The Rectory, Leigh-on-Sea. Died of wounds, 12.4.1917 Aged 26. Buried at DUISANS BRITISH CEMETERY, ETRUN, FRANCE.

 

PATTEN  Percy.  Private, The King’s Liverpool Regiment. Son of James +Ada Patten, 7, Eastwick Road, Southend. Died 9.4.1917  Aged 24. Buried at NEUVILLE-VITASSE ROAD CEMETERY, GRAVE A 5, FRANCE.

 

PATTENDE(O) Albert. Leading Stoker, Royal Navy, HMS “Hampshire”. Lived at 3, Rochford Avenue, Southend. Died  5.6.1916. Aged 23. With no known grave he is commemorated at PORTSMOUTH  NAVAL MEMORIAL,  REF 17, HAMPSHIRE. (See Chapter “Loss of Lives at Sea” for HMS “Hampshire” incident).

 

PAYNE  Alfred  Rifleman, King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Son of Mr + Mrs Alfred Payne, 6, Silverdale Road, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 25.7.1917. Aged 19. With no known grave he is commemorated at YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL,  PANEL 51 + 53, BELGIUM.

 

PEACOCK  Charles  Gunner, Royal Field Artillery. Son of William + Ada Peacock, 1, Central Avenue, Southend. Died 7.9.1918  Aged 21. Buried at  VIEILLE-CHAPPELLE NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, LACOUTRE, FRANCE.

 

PEACOCK  Edwin R.G. Sergeant, Machine Gun Corps. Son of Mr + Mrs Peacock of Southend. Died  3.9.1918. Aged 27. Buried at VARENNES MILITARY CEMETERY, GRAVE  III  D  21, FRANCE.

 

PEARCE  William  Private, Royal Sussex Regiment. Lived at 143, East Street, Prittlewell. Died 6.9.1916. Aged 18. I can find no record of him on C.W.G.C. website

 

PEARMA(I) George Pathrick  Rifleman, King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Son of George + Ellen Pearmain, 84, Hartington Road, Southend. Died of wounds, 4.5.1917. Aged 38. Buried at  LA CHAPELETTE BRITISH + INDIAN CEMETERY, GRAVE   II  C  6, FRANCE. He is Also commemorated on the family grave, Sutton Road Cemetery, Southend, where the spelling of his 2nd Christian name is confirmed as 'Pathrick'.

 

PEELING  Arthur  W.  Private, The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Son of Mr + Mrs Robert Peeling, 8, Colchester Road, Southend. Died(21)22.9.1918  Aged (27)28. Buried at GROOTEBEEK BRITISH CEMETERY, GRAVE  H  2, BELGIUM.

 

PENGELL(E) William A.  2nd Lieutenant, Middlesex Regiment. Husband of Mrs A.C.Pengelly, “Oakfield”, 2, Ditton Court Road , Westcliff-on-Sea. Died  19.5.1917. Aged 30. With no known grave he is commemorated at ARRAS MEMORIAL, BAY  7, FRANCE.

 

PENN  Alfred.  Corporal, Royal Sussex Regiment.  Lived at 8, Canonsleigh Crescent, Leigh-on-Sea. Died  6.11.1917. Aged 36. With no known grave he is commemorated at JERUSALEM MEMORIAL,  PANELS 26+27, ISRAEL.

 

PEPPER  James. Private, Queen’s Royal West Surrey Regiment. Son of William + Rose Pepper, 58, Queen’s Road, Southend. Died 20.5.1917  Aged 22. With no known grave he is commemorated at ARRAS MEMORIAL, BAY 2, FRANCE.

 

PERFECT  Reginald  S. Private, London Regiment. Son of Mr + Mrs E. Perfect, 18, Burdett Avenue, Westcliff- on-Sea. Died 5.4.1917  Aged 26. Buried at KARASOULI MILITARY CEMETERY, GRAVE C 504 , GREECE. He was a former pupil of Southend High School for Boys.

 

PERKINS  Edward  J. Pioneer, Royal Engineers. Son of John + Emily Perkins, 5, Albion Road, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died of pneumonia 26.11.1918. in Kempston Military Hospital, Bedford, Aged 19. Buried at SOUTHEND (SUTTON ROAD) CEMETERY, GRAVE  E.3993.

 

PERRY  Wilfred J. Private, Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry. Son of Mary Perry, 99, Central Avenue, Southend. Died of wounds, 24(25).5.1918  Aged (24)25. Buried at BERLES NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, FRANCE.


PETERS Richard G. Lance Sergeant, 5th Royal Irish Lancers, Husband of Emily Peters, 366, Sutton Road, Southend. Died 23.3.1918  Aged 36(37). With no known grave he is commemorated at POZIERES MEMORIAL, PANEL 3, FRANCE.

 

PETT William  J. Private, Royal Munster Fusiliers. Husband of Jessie Pett, 28, North Road, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died of pneumonia whilst a prisoner of war 11.11.1918  Aged 33. Buried at BELGRADE CEMETERY, GRAVE  IV  D  10, BELGIUM.

 

PETTIT Percy M. Private, Royal Fusiliers. Lived at 1, Bellevue Place, Southend. Died  26.4.1915. With no known grave he is commemorated at  YPRES (MENIN GATE0 MEMORIAL, PANELS 6+8, BELGIUM.

 

PHILLIMORE Stanley. Private, Grenadier Guards  Lived in Southend. Died 20(24).10.1914. Aged 22. With no known grave he is commemorated at  YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, PANEL 9+11, BELGIUM.

 

PHILLIPS Bertie. Private, Royal Fusiliers. Husband of Mrs H.M.A.Phillips, 49, Maldon Road, Southend. Died 7.6.1917 Aged 26. Buried at DICKEBUSH NEW MILITARY CEMETERY EXTENSION, GRAVE  III  B  31, BELGIUM.

 

PHILLIPS Cecil ( William Francis C.) Private, Seaforth Highlanders. Son of Frank Phillips, 46, Elderton Road, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died  29.6.1915. Aged 18. Buried at ROYAL IRISH RIFLES GRAVEYARD, LAVENTIE, GRAVE  I  E  2, FRANCE.

 

PHILLIPS Clarence. Lance Corporal, Royal Fusiliers. Son of Mr A.Phillips, 50, Christchurch Road, Southend. Died of heart failure in a Yorkshire Hospital, 19.6.1917. Aged 29. Buried  KEIGHLEY (MORTON) CEMETERY,  YORKSHIRE.

 

PHILPOTT John Reginald. MILITARY CROSS. Captain, Royal Flying Corps. Only son of Canon J.N.Philpott, Rector, Holy Trinity Church, Southchurch. Died of dysentery whilst a prisoner of war 15.1.1918. Aged 24. Buried at  BAGHDAD (NORTH GATE) CEMETERY,  GRAVE  XXI  A  3, IRAQ. He is also commemorated on the Holy Trinity Church, Southchurch, Memorial Window.

 

PHIPPEN Frederick  George. Private, Worcestershire Regiment. Son of Frederick + Sarah Phippen, 9, Richmond Street, Southchurch. Died (2)3.12.1917  Aged 19. With no known grave he is commemorated at CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, PANEL 6, FRANCE. He is also commemorated on the family grave, Sutton Road Cemetery, Southend.

 

PICKESS Henry A.  Private, Machine Gun Corps. Died 13.7.1916. Aged 26. With no known grave he is commemorated at THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, PIER + FACE 5C + 12C, SOMME, FRANCE.

 

PIERCE Ronald K.(H) M. 2nd Lieutenant, Prince of Wales Own West Yorkshire Regiment. Adopted son of Canon F. Dormer Pierce, Vicar of St.Mary’s,  Prittlewell. Died 14(16).9.1916. Aged 20. With no known grave he is commemorated at THIEPVAL MEMORIAL PIER + FACE 2A,2C+ 2D, SOMME, FRANCE

 

PIGOTT Arthur L. Private, Essex Regiment. Son of Minnie Pigott, 3, The Broadway, Southchurch Road, Southend.(The Broadway ran from Sutton Road, eastwards to the junction of Bournemouth Road – now  Bournemouth Park Road) Died 5.4.1917 Aged 21. Buried at PHILOSOPHE BRITISH CEMETERY, MAZINGARBE, GRAVE I  N  27, FRANCE.

 

PINCHEN James C. General Servant, Mercantile Marine, ss “Persia”. Husband of Edith Pinchen, 31, Lymington Avenue, Leigh-on-Sea. Died 30.12.1915. Aged 32. With no known grave he is commemorated at TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, LONDON.(See Chapter “Loss of Lives at Sea” for ss “Persia” incident.)

 

PIPER Charles Diamond. Corporal, Essex Regiment. Son of Charles + Sarah Piper, 5, St.Mary’s Road, Prittlewell. Died 22.3.1918  Aged (20)21. With no known grave he is commemorated at ARRAS MEMORIAL, BAY 7, FRANCE. He is also commemorated on the family grave, Sutton Road Cemetery, Southend, where his age is shown as 20.

 

PIPER Ernest. Sergeant, Royal Field Artillery. MILITARY MEDAL. Son of William + Gertrude Piper, 1, Belle Vue Place, Southend. Died 13.10.1918  Aged 23(24). Buried at AUBERCHICOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, GRAVE  II  A  1,  FRANCE.

 

POLLARD  Angelo (Dick)  Lance Corporal, Bedfordshire Regiment. Son of Angelo + Sophia Pollard, 33, Salisbury Avenue, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 15.1.1918 Aged 19. With no known grave he is commemorated at TYNE COT MEMORIAL, PANEL 48-50+162A, BELGIUM.

 

POND Thomas G.  Driver, Army Service Corps. Son of Hilda Pond, 7, Myrtle Road, Southend. Died at home from the effects of gas poisoning , 8.11.1918. Aged 38. Buried at SOUTHEND (SUTTON ROAD) CEMETERY, GRAVE E.3494.


POND William. Private, Essex Regiment. Lived at 9, Beresford Road, Southend. Died(4)5.7.1917. Aged 38. Buried at FEUCHY BRITISH CEMETERY,  Sp.Mem. 2, FRANCE.

 

PONDER Richard. Rifleman, King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Lived in Southend. Died  21.3.1918. Aged 29. With no known grave he is commemorated at POZIERES MEMORIAL, PANEL 61 – 64, FRANCE

 

POPPLEWELL Harold Frederick. Private, Royal Fusiliers. Son of William + Alice Popplewell, 24, Princes Street, Southend. Died 4.8.1916  Aged 18. Buried at POZIERES BRITISH CEMETERY, OVILLERS-LA BOISELLE, GRAVE  IV  H  43, FRANCE. He is also commemorated on the family grave, Sutton Road Cemetery, Southend.

 

PORTCH Henry H. Lieutenant, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, HMS “Prize”. Son of Samuel + Sarah Portch of Southend. Died 14.8.1917 Aged 34. Commemorated at PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL. (See Chapter “Loss of Lives at Sea” for HMS “Prize” incident.)

 

PORTER Albert C. Private, Essex Regiment. Son of Albert + Ruth Porter, 29, St.George’s Park Avenue, Westcliff- on – Sea. Died 9.9.1915  Aged 21. Buried at 7th FIELD AMBULANCE CEMETERY, SPECIAL MEMORIAL A52, GALLIPOLI, TURKEY.

 

PORTER Albert Victor. Private, Essex Regiment. Brother of Ernest James Porter who also fell. Son of Samuel + Maria Porter, 14, Chancellor Road, Southend.  Died  of pneumonia at Dovercourt, contracted whilst training at Felixstowe, Suffolk, 14(15).3.1916 Aged 26. Buried at SOUTHEND (ST.JOHN THE BAPTIST) CHURCHYARD, CHURCH ROAD. He was a former pupil of Southend High School for Boys. He is also commemorated on the family grave, along with his brother Ernest, St. John's Churchyard, Church Road, Southend.

 

PORTER Ernest James. Lieutenant, London Regiment. Brother of Albert Victor Porter who also fell. Son of Samuel + Maria Porter 14, Chancellor Road, Southend. Died of wounds, whilst a prisoner of war, 22.9.1916. Aged 32. Buried at PORTE-DE-PARIS CEMETERY GRAVE II  B  23, FRANCE. He was a former pupil of Southend High School for Boys. He is also commemorated on the family grave, along with his brother Albert, St. John's Churchyard, Church Road, Southend.

 

POTTER Claude E.C. Sapper, Royal Engineers. Husband of Mabel Potter, “Clovelly”, 6, Boston Avenue, Southend. Died of wounds 31.5.1917. Aged 31(30). Buried at CHOCQUES MILITARY CEMETERY, GRAVE  I  C  86, FRANCE.

 

POTTER Cyril. Engine Room Artificer, 2nd Class, Royal Navy. HM Submarine “L55”. Son of  Mrs Potter of Leigh-on-Sea. Died 4.6.1919 Aged 30. Commemorated at HASLAR ROYAL NAVAL CEMETERY, GOSPORT SCREEN WALL “L55”(See Chapter “Loss of Lives at Sea” for “L55” incident.)

 

POTTON Arthur L. Private, Machine Gun Corps. Lived at 1, Western Terrace, Southchurch Road, Southend. Died  of wounds 12.5.1917. Aged 25. With no known grave he is commemorated at  ARRAS MEMORIAL, BAY 10, FRANCE.

 

POTTS Leonard G. Able Seaman, Royal Navy. HM Submarine “E6”. Lived at 6, Moseley Street, Southchurch. Died 26.12.1915. Aged 25. Commemorated at CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, REF 10. As an employee of SOUTHEND + DISTRICT GAS COMPANY  he is also commemorated on their PLAQUE on the INTERNAL SOUTH WALL, SOUTHEND CREMATORIUM, SUTTON ROAD.(See Chapter “Loss of Lives at Sea” for HM Submarine “E6” incident.)

 

PRICE Gerald  W.T.  Company Sergeant Major, London Rifle Brigade. Husband of Isobel Price, “Trenance”, 64, Dundonald Drive, Leigh-on-Sea. Died 29(30).8.1918  Aged 35(36). Buried at H.A.C. CEMETERY, ECOUST-ST. MEIN, GRAVE V  F  5, FRANCE. He is also commemorated on the Brentwood, Essex, War Memorial and at Christ Church, Warley, Essex.

 

PRICE Robert. Private, Middlesex Regiment. Only son of Frank + Sarah Price, 24, Hamlet Road, Southend. Died of wounds, 4.9.1915 Aged 21. Buried at ABBEVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, GRAVE  II  C  13, FRANCE.

 

PRIOR Thomas F. Private, Machine Gun Corps. Son of David + Alice Price of 2, Bournes Green, Southchurch. Died 5.11.1918 Aged 19. Buried at KOOIGEM CHURCHYARD, GRAVE A 1, BELGIUM.

 

PRITCHARD Frank. Private, Australian Infantry. Son of Thomas + Mary Pritchard, 23, Park Street, Southend. Died between 3rd and 6th November 1916. Aged 29. With no known grave he is commemorated at VILLERS-BRETONNEUX MEMORIAL, FRANCE.

 

PUDNEY Alfred G. H. Private, Worcestershire Regiment. Son of Alfred + Mary Pudney of Southend. Died of the effects of gas, 2.8.1918 Aged 19.  Bureid at LIGNY – ST.FLOCHEL BRITISH CEMETERY, AVERDOINGT, GRAVE   II  A  10, FRANCE.

 

PURCELL Charles F. Private, 19th Queen Alexandra’s Own Royal Hussars. Son of Lily Purcell, 65, Beaufort Street, Southchurch. Died of influenza and pneumonia  11.11.1918  Aged 29. Buried at ST.SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, GRAVE S  II  G  G  11, FRANCE.

 

PUNT William T. DISTINGUISHED SERVICE MEDAL  Petty Officer, Stoker,  Royal Navy, HMS “Laertes”. Son of Mr Thomas Punt, 48, Salisbury Avenue, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died from burns 6.5.1916. Aged 34. Buried at CHATHAM CEMETERY, GRAVE  HH 921, KENT. (See Chapter “Loss of Lives at Sea” for HMS “Laertes” incident.)

 

PYE Arthur. Private, London Regiment. Lived at Southend. Died  7.10.1916. Aged 26. Buried at WARLENCOURT  BRITISH CEMETERY, GRAVE  I  F  12, FRANCE.

 

RABY Laurence F.  2nd Lieutenant, Royal Air Force. Son of Frederick + Edna Raby, 2, Rochford Avenue, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 9.10.1918  Aged 19. Buried at LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, GRAVE XXX  B  4, BELGIUM. He was a former pupil of Southend High School for Boys. He is also commemorated on the family grave, Southend (Sutton Road) Cemetery. He is also commemorated on ther Memorial Board, Avenue Road Baptist Church, Westcliff-on-Sea.

 

RADFORD Albert V. Private, Essex Regiment. Son of Thomas + Eliza Radford, 10, Colchester Road, Southend. Died 12.10.1916  Aged 24. With no known grave he is commemorated at THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, PIER + FACE 10D, SOMME, FRANCE.

 

RADFORD James Alfred Theodore.  Private, Royal Fusiliers. Lived at 7, Electric Avenue, Westcliff-on-Sea.  Died 16.4.1917. Aged 29. With no known grave he is commemorated at ARRAS MEMORIAL, BAY 3, FRANCE.

 

RAISON (RASIN) Charles V.  Private, Yorkshire Regiment. Lived at Southchurch. Died of pneumonia  27.1.1916. Aged  26. Buried at  RAWALPINDI WAR CEMETERY, GRAVE  3  C  16, INDIA.

 

RAMSEY Ernest W. Lance Corporal, Devonshire Regiment. Lived at 8, Albion Road, Westcliff-on- Sea. Died of dysentery  28.9.1917. Aged 28. With no known grave he is commemorated at KIRKEE 1914-1918 MEMORIAL, FACE C, INDIA.

 

RAMSEY Frederick V. Rifleman, King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Lived at 3, Nursery Place, Southchurch. Died  10.9.1917. Aged 20. Buried at  ARTILLERY WOOD CEMETERY, BOEZINGE, GRAVE  III  E  13, BELGIUM.

 

RAMSEY Walter.  Private, Border Regiment. An employee of Luker + Wiseman, Brewers, Southend. Died  23.4.1917. Aged 35. Buried at  FEUCHY CHAPEL  BRITISH CEMETERY, WANCOURT, GRAVE  IV  I  7, FRANCE.

 

RAMUZ Leo(n)  Henry. Corporal, Essex Regiment. Son of Frederick Francis J.P.,+ Marie Ramuz, 8, San Remo Parade, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 23.10.1918 . Aged 26. Buried at QUIETISTE MILITARY CEMETERY, LE CATEAU, GRAVE C 16, FRANCE. He was a former pupil of Southend High School for Boys. He is also commemorated on the family grave, Sutton Road Cemetery, Southend, where his age is shown as 27.

 

RANCE William G.  Private, Bedfordshire Regiment. Lived at Southchurch. Died  24.4.1918. Aged 33. Buried at CRUCIFIX CORNER CEMETERY, VILLERS-BRETONNEUX, GRAVE  V  D  8, FRANCE.

 

RANSON Stanley  C. Gunner, Royal Garrison Artillery. Lived at 159, Hamlet Court Road, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died  27.5.1918. Aged 30. Buried at RIBEMONT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, SOMME, GRAVE  III  E  7, FRANCE.

 

RAPLEY Thomas Gunner, Royal Garrison Artillery. Son of Henry + Ellen Rapley and Husband of Mrs L.A.B. Rapley, 11, Beresford Road, Southend. Died of wounds 2.10.1917  Aged 37. Buried at LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, GRAVE XX  F  20, BELGIUM.

 

RAVEN Fred  Private, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Manager of his brother’s (Percy Raven) outfitters. Died  18.9.1918. Aged  39. Buried at SAULCOURT CHURCHYARD EXTENSION, GUYENCOURT-SAULCOURT, GRAVE  A  8, FRANCE.

 

RAYNER  Reginald W. Private, Essex Regiment. Son of Mr + Mrs W.Rayner, 1, Lydurin Villas, Prittlewell. Died12.4.1918. 8 Aged 21. Buried at POZIERES MEMORIAL, PANELS 51 + 52, SOMME, FRANCE. FRANCE.  He was a former pupil of Southend High School for Boys. He is also commemorated on a SOUTHEND + DISTRICT GAS BOARD PLAQUE, SOUTH INTERNAL WALL, SOUTHEND CREMATORIUM, SUTTON ROAD, SOUTHEND. He also appears on Memorial Plaques at St. Marks Church, Southend, St.Johns Church, Southend and the Gas Board memorial at Southend Crematorium. He is noted as either Reginald W., Rayner W.R., Rayner W., Rayner William Reginald and Rayner Reginald on these memorials. On the 1911 Census he is Aged 14, living with his family at 38, Faringdon Place, Southend.

 

READ Cecil  E. Gunner, Royal Garrison Artillery. Son of Mrs. Read, 57, Southchurch Road, Southend. Died of wounds  8.9.1917. Aged 29. Buried at DOZINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, GRAVE  VI  A  7, BELGIUM.


READ Henry C. Private, Royal Army Service Corps. Died at home from the effects of shell shock and war service, 21.5.1920. Aged 41. I can find no record of him on C.W.G.C. website. Nor can I locate a U.K. Civil Death which matches these details

 

REDFORD Walter D. Sergeant, Royal Engineers. Husband of Jeannie Redford, 46, Hainault Avenue, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 14.5.1916  Aged 34(35). Buried at DRANOUTRE MILITARY CEMETERY, GRAVE I  E  12, BELGIUM. He is also commemorated on the family grave, Sutton Road Cemetery, Southend, where his age is shown as 33.

 

REDGWELL William. Private, Essex Regiment. Son of Henry + Kate Redgwell, 42, Victoria Road, Southend. Died 13.6.1917 Aged 23(24). Buried at GAZA WAR CEMETERY, GRAVE XXII  C  10, ISRAEL.

 

REED Frank  H. Private, Essex Regiment. Lived at 32, Maldon Road, Southend. Died of wounds  25.6.1917. Aged 31(32). Buried at DUISANS BRITISH CEMETERY, ETRUN, GRAVE  IV  N  1, FRANCE.

 

REED Vernon. Private, Essex Regiment. Son of Mr + Mrs Lancelot Reed, 81,Colchester Road, Prittlewell.  Died 19.10.1915  Aged 22. With no known grave he is commemorated at  LOOS MEMORIAL, PANEL 85-87, FRANCE.

 

REEKS Jack  A. Private,South Staffordshire Regiment. Lived at The Strand, Southchurch. An employee at Southend Gas Works. Died from blood poisoning 11.5.1918. Aged 18(19). Buried at ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, GRAVE  LXVII  B  33, FRANCE.

 

REEVE William L. Sergeant, Royal Air Force. Son of Ellen Reeve, 5, Clarence Road, Southend. MEDAILLE  D’HONEUR, MENTIONED IN DISPATCHES. Died from bronchial pneumonia following influenza 23.12.1918.  Aged 30. Buried at MIKRA BRITISH CEMETERY, KALAMARIA, GREECE.

 

REVELL Henry. Private, Army Service Corps. Husband of B.E.Revell, 16, Central Avenue, Southend. Died of wounds following an accident in a dock at Dieppe  22.10.1917  Aged(47) 48. Buried at JANVAL CEMETERY, DIEPPE, GRAVE I  K  3, FRANCE.

 

REYNOLDS Christopher G. Gunner, Royal Field Artillery. Lived at 17, Napier Avenue, Southend. Died  16.8.1917. Aged 27. With no known grave he is commemorated at TYNE COT MEMORIAL, PANEL 4 – 6 + 162, BELGIUM.

 

RHODES (WALTERS) John. Stepson of Harry Rhodes. Telegraphist, Royal Navy , HMS “Eden”. Died 16.6.1916. Aged 22. O n C.W.G.C. website he is listed as WALTERS , George John Colwill. Leading Telegraphist H.M.T.D. "Eden". Died 17.6.1916 Age 22. Step-son of Harry Rhodes, 2, Lancaster Gardens, Southend. Buried sat STE. MARIE CEMETERY, LE HAVRE, GRAVE Div 19, FF  6, FRANCE. On 1911 Census there is a Harry Rhodes + Harry Rhodes junior living in Southend and they have an unmarried servant , surname, Walters. His declared age is 7 which would make him 12 on death , not 22. (See Chapter “Loss of Lives at Sea” for HMS “Eden” incident”.)

 

RICHARDS Bernard V.  Private, Prince of Wales Own Civil Service Rifles. Son of Thomas + Kate Richards, 11, Leigh Hall Road, Leigh-on-Sea. Died 7.6.1917  Aged 29. With no known grave he is commemorated at YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, PANEL 54, BELGIUM.

 

RICHARDS Robert. Rifleman, King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Brother of William Richards who also fell. Lived at 4, Cheltenham Drive , Leigh-on-Sea. Died (11)16.10.1917. Aged 21. With no known grave he is commemorated at  TYNE COT MEMORIAL, PANELS 145-147, BELGIUM.

 

RICHARDS William G. Lance Corporal, Lancashire Fusiliers. Brother of Robert Richards who also fell. Lived at 4, Cheltenham Drive, Leigh-on-Sea. Died  23.8.1915. Aged 26. With no known grave he is commemorated at HELLES MEMORIAL, GALLIPOLI,  PANELS 58-72 or 218-219, TURKEY.

 

RICHARDSON William J. Lance Bombardier, Royal Garrison Artillery.  Son of  Martha Richardson, 12, Windsor Road, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died of wounds 22.3.1918  Aged 33. With no known grave he is commemorated at ARRAS MEMORIAL, BAY 1, FRANCE.

 

RICHES Benjamin. Private, Middlesex Regiment. Son of Mr + Mrs Edgar Riches, 121, Salisbury Avenue, Southend. Died 31.7.1917. Aged 21. With no known grave he is commemorated at  YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, PANEL 49 + 51, BELGIUM.

 

RIDG(E)WELL Harry.  Lance Corporal, Essex Regiment. An employee at Victoria Hotel, Southend. Died  26.9.1915. Aged 27. With no known grave he is commemorated at LOOS MEMORIAL, PANEL  85-87, FRANCE.

 

RILEY Joseph N. Corporal, London Regiment. Son of Mr + Mrs Riley, 81, Stornoway Road, Southchurch. Died of wounds, 8.4.1918. Buried at ST.SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, GRAVE  P  XI  S  4  A, FRANCE.

 

RITCHIE Richard. Gunner, Royal Garrison Artillery. Son of Harry + Emma Ritchie of Leigh-on-Sea. Died in an accident 17.11.1916 Aged 23. Buried at MAILLY WOOD CEMETERY, MAILLY-MAILLET, FRANCE.

 

RIVERS Christopher J. Private, Border Regiment. Brother of George William Rivers who also fell. Son of George + Amelia Rivers, 12, St.Ann’s Road, Southend. MENTIONED IN DISPATCHES. Died 29.10.1914. Aged 23. Buried at HARLEBEKE NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, GRAVE XVIII  A  2, BELGIUM.

 

RIVERS Frederick J. Private, Bedfordshire Regiment. Lived at 31, Kilworth Avenue, Southend.  Died 24.4.1918 Aged 19. With no known grave he is commemorated at POZIERES MEMORIAL, PANELS 28+29, FRANCE.

 

RIVERS George W. Sergeant, Border Regiment. Brother of  Christopher John Rivers who also fell. Son of George + Amelia Rivers 29, Coleman Street, Southend. Died 10.8.1915. Aged 25. Buried at TWELVE TREE COPSE CEMETERY, GALLIPOLI, GRAVE  VII  F  2, TURKEY.

 

RIVERS Leonard H. Private, King’s Own Shropshire Light Infantry. Lived at “Treharwith”, St. Benet’s Road, Prittlewell. Died of wounds, 21.3.1917. Aged 29(30). Buried at  AVESNES-LE-COMTE  COMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, GRAVE  II  C  9, FRANCE.

 

ROBERE Louis A.  Private, Royal Sussex Regiment. Son of Mr + Mrs Robere, 9,Woodgrange Drive, Southend. Died 9.9.1916.  Aged 21. With no known grave he is commemorated at THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, PIER + FACE 7C, SOMME, FRANCE.

 

ROBERTS Sidney Arthur. Able Seaman, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, Nelson Battalion. Son of Richard + Elizabeth Roberts, Shorefield Road, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 13.7.1915 Aged 23. With no known grave he is commemorated at HELLES MEMORIAL, PANEL 8-15, GALLIPOLI, TURKEY. He was a former pupil of Southend High School for Boys. He is also commemorated on the family grave, Sutton Road Cemetery, Southend.

 

ROBERTS William. Ordinary Seaman, Mercantile Marine. H.M.T.”Savon”. Lived at 19, Osborne Road, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died in hospital in St.Lucia, West Indies, 13.4.1917. Aged 30. I can find no record of him on C.W.G.C. website.

 

ROBERTSON Alexander Wwinton.  Major, Royal Garrison Artillery. MILITARY MEDAL. Son of Alexander + Ellen Robertson, “Glencarse” , Chalkwell Avenue, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died of wounds 23.4.1918  Aged 29. Buried at DOULLENS COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION NO. 1, GRAVE  VI  A  38, FRANCE. He is also listed on the LINDISFARNE COLLEGE MEMORIAL STONE, ST.MARY'S CHURCH, RUABON, WREXHAM, WALES.

 

ROBINSON  Aubrey  A. Private, Suffolk Regiment. Lived at Stromness Road, Southend. Died 11.4.(1916)1917. Aged 21. With no known grave he is commemorated at ARRAS MEMORIAL, BAY 4, FRANCE.

 

ROBINSON Frederick Hubert. Captain, Mercantile Marine, ss “Lux”.  DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CROSS. Lived at 30, Elderton Road, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 8.2.1917. Aged 31. With no known grave he is commemorated at TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, LONDON. (See Chapter “Loss of Lives at Sea” for ss ”Lux” incident)

 

ROBINSON Sidney H(A). Private, Australian Infantry. Lived at Balmoral Road, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 16.4.1918. Aged 23. With no known grave he is commemorated at VILLERS-BRETONNEUX MEMORIAL, FRANCE.

 

ROBINSON William. MILITARY MEDAL. Lance Corporal, Essex Regiment. Son of Sarah Robinson, 102, Sutton Road, Southend. Died 1.7.1918  Aged 20. Buried at HARPONVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, GRAVE E 10, FRANCE.  

 

RODGER Norman G. Lance Corporal, Cheshire Regiment. Nephew of Miss Rodger, 141, Southchurch Avenue, Southend. Died  7.7.1916. Aged 23(24). With no known grave he is commemorated at THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, SOMME, PIER + FACE 3C + 4A,FRANCE

 

ROE Sidney C. 2nd Lieutenant, London Scottish Regiment. Lived at 72, Station Road, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died  5(6).5.1917. Aged 27. Buried at TILLOY BRITISH CEMETERY, TILLOY-LES-MOFFLAINES, GRAVE  I  B  11, FRANCE.

 

ROGERS Charles H. Private, Middlesex Regiment. Lived at 72, Station Road, Westcliff-on-Sea. Son of Charles H. Rogers, 25, Silverdale Avenue, Prittlewell. Died (2)6.5.1917. Aged 27(33). Buried at  BAILLEUL ROAD EAST CEMETERY, ST.LAURENT-BLANGY, GRAVE  I  H  21, FRANCE.

 

ROGERS George Robert. Company Sergeant Major, London Regiment, Artists Rifles. Son of Robert + Louisa Rogers, 10, Crowstone Road North, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died from phthisis (tuberculosis) 14.10.1918  Aged 28. Buried at SOUTHEND(SUTTON ROAD) CEMETERY, GRAVE E3980.

 

ROLLINSON Edward  Private, Royal Fusiliers. Lived at “Bessie Villa”, Gainsborough Drive, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 23(25).5.1917. Aged 29. With no known grave he is commemorated at ARRAS MEMORIAL, BAY 3, FRANCE.

 

ROOT Joseph.  Private, Essex Regiment. Lived at 25, Oban Road, Southchurch. Died 11.1.1916. Aged 26. With no known grave he is commemorated at  LOOS MEMORIAL, PANELS 85-87, FRANCE.

 

ROPER Alfred.  Gunner, Royal Garrison Artillery. Husband of Elizabeth Roper, 14, Grover Street, Southend. Died of influenza + bronchial pneumonia in hospital at Cologne 30.3.1919  Aged 38. Buried at COLOGNE SOUTHERN CEMETERY, GRAVE  III  E  6, GERMANY. He is also commemorated on a PLAQUE, Salvation Army Citadel, Clarence Road, Southend.

 

ROSENBROCK John  H. Rifleman, Rifle Brigade. Lived at 35, Clarence Road, Southend.  Died 26.4.1915 Aged (32)35. With no known grave he is commemorated at YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, PANELS 46-48 + 50, BELGIUM. He is also commemorated on a PLAQUE, Salvation Army Citadel, Clarence Road, Southend.

 

ROUSE Eusebius John. Private, City of London Yeomanry. Only son of Mrs. Rouse, “Denehollow”, Lord Robert’s Avenue, Leigh-on-Sea. Died 19.11.1917. Aged 23(22). Buried at KANTARA WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, GRAVE  E  14, EGYPT.

 

ROWDEN  Alfred W.  Lieutenant, Royal Flying Corps. MENTIONED IN DISPATCHES. CROIX DE GUERRE.  Lived at Leigh-on-Sea. Died 10.5.1916(1917). Aged 21(23). He is listed on C.W.G.C. as Alfred William Rowdon.

 

ROWE William  H. Lance Corporal, Essex Regiment. Lived at 8, Prittlewell Street, Southend. Died of wounds  28.3.1918. whilst a prisoner of war. Aged 36(37). Buried at BROWN’S COPSE CEMETERY,  ROEUX, GRAVE , VITRY-EN-ARTOIS COMMUNAL CEMETERY, GERMAN EXTENSION, Memorial 1, FRANCE.

 

ROY John C.  Sergeant, London Regiment. Son of Mr.James Roy, “St.Fillans”, Leigh Hall Road, Leigh-on-Sea. Died (8)11.8.1918. Aged 26. Buried at VILLERS-BRETONNEUX MILITARY CEMETERY, GRAVE  XIII  E  3, FRANCE.

 

RUDD Edmund  W. Corporal, Essex Regiment. Lived at “Dalkey”, Central Avenue, Southend. Died 20.7.1916. Aged 42. Buried at LONDON CEMETERY, EXTENSION, LONGUEVAL, GRAVE 10  F  45, FRANCE.

 

RULE Austin George.  Rifleman, Prince of Wales Own Civil Service Rifles. Lived at 32, Genesta Road, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 7.9.1916. Aged 18(17). Buried at AUBIGNY COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, GRAVE I  E  20, FRANCE.

 

RUSH Edgar (Wilfred Edgar).  Corporal, Queen’s Westminster Rifles. Son of James + Rose Rush, 9, Silverdale Avenue, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 1.7.1916  Aged(27)28. With no known grave he is commemorated at THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, PIER + FACE 13C, SOMME, FRANCE. He is also commemorated on the family grave, Sutton Road Cemetery, Southend, where his age is shown as 28.

 

RUSSEL  Harold  C.W.  Private, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Lived at Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 10.4.1918. Aged 19. With no known grave he is commemorated at PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, PANEL 7, BELGIUM.

 

RUTGERS  Bernard  A. (Barend  A.)  Private, Essex Regiment. Died 23.10.1916 Aged 25. With no known  grave he is commemorated at THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, PIER + FACE 10D, SOMME, FRANCE.

 

SABAN Philip  G.  Gunner, Royal Horse Artillery. Lived at Electric Avenue, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died of wounds  2.11(12).1917  Aged 24. Buried at GREVILLERS BRITISH CEMETERY, GRAVE IX  A  1, FRANCE. As a serving Policeman he is also commemorated on a PLAQUE in the gardens opposite the entrance to Southend Police Station, Victoria Avanue. He is also commemorated on the War Memorial, St.Giles Church, Great Hallingbury, Essex.


SACH Frederick J.  Private, London Regiment. Son of Mr + Mrs John Sach 52, Gordon Road, Southend. Died (5)6.6.1915  Aged 23. Buried at CAMBRAI CHURCHYARD EXTENSION, GRAVE D 11 FRANCE. As a serving Policeman he is also commemorated on a PLAQUE in the gardens opposite the entrance to Southend Police Station, Victoria Avenue.

 

SALISBURY Charles  T. Sergeant Major, East Surrey Regiment. Lived at 64, Queen’s Road, Southend. Died at home,26.7.1917., of pneumonia having been invalided out of the services, Aged 33. Buried at SOUTHEND(SUTTON ROAD) CEMETERY. He is recorded in the Civil Deaths, Rochford + District, 3rd Quarter, 1917.

 

SAMUEL Kenneth Clifford. Private, Royal Fusiliers. Son of Harry T.Samuel, 149, Beedell Avenue, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 21.2.1916  Aged 20. Buried at VERMELLES BRITISH CEMETERY, GRAVE  II  D  7, FRANCE.

 

SANDBROOK Gerald F.  Lance Corporal, Essex Regiment. Son of Mr.+ Mrs. Frank Sandbrook, 64, Boston Avenue, Southend. Died 23.4.1916  Aged 20(21). Buried at ESSEX FARM CEMETERY, GRAVE  II  L  21, BELGIUM. As an employee of SOUTHEND + DISTRICT GAS COMPANY he is also commemorated on their PLAQUE, INTERNAL SOUTH WALL, SOUTHEND CREMATORIUM, SUTTON ROAD.

 

SAUNDERS  Albert  J.  Lieutenant, Royal Garrison Artillery. Lived at 72, Bellevue Road, Southend. Died  26(27).6.1917. Aged 30. Buried at FERME-OLIVIER CEMETERY, PLOT 3, ROW G, GRAVE 2, FRANCE.

 

SAUNDERS Edward  B. Private, Hampshire Regiment. Lived at 22, Osborne Road, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 26.7.1917. Aged 36. Buried at KARASOULI MILITARY CEMETERY,  GRAVE  B.431, GREECE.

 

SAUNDERS R. Frank.  Lance Corporal, Prince of Wales Own Civil Service Rifles.  Only son of Daniel + Lucy Saunders, 14, Chancellor Road, Southend. Died 14.5.1917  Aged 21.  Buried at KARASOULI MILITARY CEMETERY, GRAVE F.1333, GREECE.

 

SAVILL Albert E.(Ernest A.)  Private, Essex Regiment. Brother of  Mrs. Carter, 60, Ashburnham Road, Southend. Died  28.4.1917. Aged 41. With no known grave he is commemorated at ARRAS MEMORIAL, BAY 7, FRANCE.

 

SAVILL(E) Leslie Spencer. Sub-Lieutenant, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, Howe Batallion. Son of Mr + Mrs Savill, “Hardwick Lodge”, 9, Westborough Road, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died  24.4.1917. Aged 18. With no known grave he is commemorated at ARRAS MEMORIAL, BAY 1, FRANCE. He is also commemorated on the family grave, Sutton Road Cemetery, Southend where his name is spelt SAVILL


SAWYER Edwin Blackmore.  Private, Bedfordshire Regiment. Lived at 114, Ronald Park Avenue, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 30.10.1917 Aged 30(33). With no known grave he is commemorated at TYNE COT MEMORIAL, PANELS 48-50 + 162A, BELGIUM.

 

SAXTON Frederick W. Private, Highland Light Infantry. Son of Mr + Mrs F.W. Saxton, 19, The Grove, Southend. Died  29.9.1918. Aged 20. Buried at TARGELLE RAVINE BRITISH CEMETERY, VILLERS-GUISLAIN, GRAVE F 1, FRANCE.

 

SAYER Leonard  C. 2nd Lieutenant, Royal Fusiliers. Lived in Southend. Died  4.7.1916. Aged (24) 25. Buried at BARLIN COMMUNAL  CEMETERY EXTENSION, GRAVE I  J  63, FRANCE.

 

SCOTT Ernest. Private, Machine Gun Corps. Brother of John Scott who also fell. Son of John + Lucy Scott, 82, London Road, Leigh-on-Sea. Died (16)26.11.1916 Aged 19. Buried at PHILOSOPHE BRITISH CEMETERY, MAZINGARBE, GRAVE II  F  7, FRANCE.

 

SCOTT Harold G.  2nd Lieutenant, Royal Air Force. Son of James + Fanny Scott, “Braemar”, 110, South Avenue, Southend. Died 30.7.1918  Aged 24. With no known grave he is commemorated at ARRAS FLYING SERVICES MEMORIAL, FRANCE. He was a former pupil of Southend High School for boys.

 

SCOTT John.  Private, Essex Regiment. Brother of Ernest Scott who also fell. Son of  John + Lucy Scott, 75, London Road Southend. Died of smallpox in Cairo, 31.5.1919. Aged 25. Buried at  CAIRO WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, GRAVE  P  28, EGYPT.

 

SCRAGGS (SCAGGS) Bertie.G.  Private, Lincolnshire Regiment. Born in Prittlewell. Died(6)16.4.1918. Aged 36. With no known grave he is commemorated at TYNE COT MEMORIAL, PANEL 35-37+162,162A, BELGIUM.

 

SCUTCHINGS Leslie J.  Private, Essex Regiment. Son of Elizabeth Scutchings, 34, Tudor Road, Prittlewell. Died 26.3.1917 Aged(19)20. With no known grave he is commemorated at JERUSALEM MEMORIAL, PANEL 33-39 ISRAEL.

 

SEAGER Charles  E.R.  Private, Border Regiment. Son of Mr + Mrs J. Seager, 4, Honiton Road, Southend + Husband of Ethel Seager, 44, Oban Road, Southchurch. Brother of Stanley Sidney Seager who also fell. Died 25.10.1915(14)  Aged 28(29). Buried at ZANTVOORDE BRITISH CEMETERY, GRAVE VI  L  13, BELGIUM.

 

SEAGER Stanley S.  Private, Essex Regiment. Son of  Mr + Mrs J. Seager, 4, Honiton Road, Southend. Brother of Charles Edward Renwick Seager who also fell. Died 20.11.1917. Aged 25. With no known grave he is commemorated at CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, PANEL 7+8 , FRANCE. As an employee of SOUTHEND + DISTRICT GAS COMPANY he is commemorated on their PLAQUE, INTERNAL SOUTH WALL, SOUTHEND CREMATORIUM, SUTTON ROAD.

 

SEAMAN Harry.  Private, Royal Fusiliers. Lived at 1, Salisbury Avenue, Southend. Died of wounds 7.9.1918. Aged 19. Buried at   ST.SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, GRAVE  R  II  H  22, FRANCE.

 

SEARING Eldred E.  Private, West Riding Regiment. Lived at Southend. Died of wounds  25.4.1918. Aged 18. Buried at LILLE SOUTHERN CEMETERY, GRAVE  III  C  14, FRANCE.

 

SEARING Henry W.  Private, Essex Regiment. Son of Henry + Evelyn Searing, 38, Hartington Road, Southend. Died 27.5.1916  Aged 16. Buried at BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY, GRAVE VIII  A  117, FRANCE.


SEARS Charles James. Sergeant, London Regiment. Son of James & Elizabeth Sears, 82, Wimborne Road, Southend.  Died 7.10.1916 Aged 23.  Buried at WARLENCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, GRAVE  VI  K  14 , FRANCE. He was a former pupil of Southend High School for Boys

 

SEDWELL Alfred C.  Stoker, 1st Class, Royal Navy, HMS “Vanguard”. Brother ofJohn James Sedwell who also fell. Died 9.7.1917. Commemorated at CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, REF 24. (See Chapter “Loss of Lives at Sea” for HMS “Vanguard” incident.)

 

SEDWELL John  J. Stoker, 1st Class, Royal Navy, HMS “Albacore “. Brother of Alfred Clarence Sedwell who also fell. Died 9.3.1917. Commemorated at CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, REF 24. (See Chapter “Loss of Lives at Sea” for details of HMS “Albacore” incident.)

 

SEEBOLD Frederick (Bobbie). Private, London Regiment. Son of Adam Seebold, “Finedon”, 16, Victoria Avenue, Southend. Died(25)26.5.1915  Aged 21. With no known grave he is commemorated at LE TOURET MEMORIAL, PANEL 45+46, FRANCE. He is also commemorated on the family grave, Sutton Road Cemetery, Southend.

 

SELBY Frank. 1st Engineer, Mercantile Marine, ss “War Grange”. Lived at 10, First Avenue, Southend.  Died 16.5.1918. Aged 45. Buried at  NEWQUAY NEW CEMETERY, GRAVE C 334, CORNWALL.(See Chapter “Loss of Lives at Sea” for ss “War Grange “ incident.)

 

SERGEANT J. (SARGEANT Thomas Percival) Saloon Barman, Mercantile Marine, ss”Persia”. Lived at London Road, Leigh-on-Sea. Died 30/31.12.1915 when his ship was torpedoed off Crete. The local records have 'Sergeant J. but C.W.G. have Sargeant T.P. but as this is the only local loss recorded on ss. "Persia" I have assumed it is the same man.

 

SETON Arthur  B. Corporal, London Irish Rifles. Son of George + Maria Sexton, 17, Ramuz Drive, Westcliff-on-Sea.  Died 29.6.1916 Aged 30. Buried at TRANCHEE DE MECKNES CEMETERY, AIX-NOULETTE, GRAVE G 13, FRANCE.

 

SEYMOUR William. Private, Royal Army Medical Corps. HMHS “Salta” Lived at 10, Southchurch Road, Southend  Died 10.4.1917. Aged (20)23. With no known grave he is commemorated at  STE. MARIE CEMETERY, LE HAVRE, “SALTA” MEMORIAL. (See Chapter “Loss of Lives at Sea” for HMHS “Salta” incident)

 

SHACKLEFORD Edward  J.  Rifleman, London Rifle Brigade. Husband of Amy Shackleford, 38, Torquay Drive, Leigh-on-Sea. Died 1.7.1916 Aged 34(35). With no known grave he is commemorated at THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, PIER + FACE 9d, SOMME, FRANCE.

 

SHARP Ernest V.  Rifleman, King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Cousin of  Maurice Sharp + Reginald William Clifford Sharp who both also fell.  Lived at Napier Avenue, Southend. Died 15.7.1916. Aged 19. Buried at  DELVILLE WOOD CEMETERY, LONGUEVAL, GRAVE  XVIII  G  10, FRANCE.

 

SHARP Maurice.  Private, Canadian Infantry . Brother of  Reginald William Clifford Sharp and cousin of Ernest Victor Sharp who both also fell. Son of Herbert W. + Fanny Sharp, 15, Park Street, Southend. Died  8.10.1916. Aged 19(20). With no known grave he is commemorated at VIMY MEMORIAL, FRANCE.

 

SHARP(E) Reginald C.W.  Private, Brother of  Maurice Sharp  and cousin of  Ernest Victor Sharp who both also fell. Son of Mr + Mrs Sharp, 15, Park Street, Southend.  Died 15.8.1917. Aged 21. With no known grave he is commemorated on VIMY MEMORIAL, France.

 

SHARPE William Charles Johnson. Lance Corporal, Lincolnshire Regiment. Son of Mr William Kirby + Amelia Ann Johnson 18, Cranley Road, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 13.10.1915. Aged 30. With no known grave he is commemorated at LOOS MEMORIAL, PANELS 31-34, FRANCE. He was a former pupil of Southend High School for Boys. He is also commemorated on the family grave, Sutton Road Cemetery, Southend.

 

SHEARS Reginald – No definite information found. -  May be Reginald Shears, Rifleman, London Regiment. Died 1.7.1916. Aged 28 at Gommecourt, France. With no known grave he is commemorated at THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, PIER + FACE 9C, SOMME, FRANCE

 

SHELLEY Harry L.  Private, Norfolk Regiment. Son of Joseph + Louisa Shelley of Southend. Had moved to Epping, Essex, where he enlisted. Died 24.10.1917 Aged 33. Buried at MENDINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, GRAVE VI  D  46, BELGIUM. He is also commemorated on the EPPING WAR MEMORIAL.


SHEPHERD Alexander G. Sergeant, East Kent Regiment, The Buffs. Lived at Cobham Road, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died of wounds 16.1.1916 Aged 21. With no known grave he is commenorated at BASRA MEMORIAL, PANEL 6, IRAQ.


SHEPHERD  Alfred J.  Rifleman, Rifle Brigade. Lived at Albert Square, Eastern Esplanade, Southend. Died  20.10.1914. Aged 32. With no known grave he is commemorated at PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, PANEL 10, BELGIUM.

 

SHIELDS Joseph  B. Private, Bedfordshire Regiment. Lived in Leigh-on-Sea. Died  24.5.1918. Aged 39. With no known grave he is commemorated at POZIERES MEMORIAL,  PANELS 28+29, FRANCE.

 

SHIPGOOD George C.  Private, Essex Regiment. Lived at 35, Bellevue Road, Southend. Died(2)3.7.1916. Aged 26.With no known grave he is commemorated at THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, PIER + FACE 10D, SOMME, FRANCE. As a serving Policeman  he is also commemorated on a PLAQUE in the gardens opposite the entrance to Southend Police Station, Victoria Avenue.

 

SHIRLEY William  H.(Henry W.) Rifleman, Rifle Brigade. Only son of Mrs. Shirley, 52, Chinchilla Road, Southend. Died of wounds  5.12.1915. Aged 17. Buried at  LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, GRAVE  IV  C  19A, BELGIUM.

 

SHORT George  Edward  Private, Suffolk Regiment. Born in Cambridgeshire. Son of John + Mary Short, 30, Oban Road,, formerly of 22, Stromness Road, Southend-on-Sea. Died  following an air raid on Felixstowe, Suffolk, 6.7.1917 Aged 24. Buried at SOUTHEND (SUTTON ROAD) CEMETERY, GRAVE B.5412. He is also commemorated on the Roll of Honour Board, Holy Trinity Church, Southchurch Boulevard, Southend.

 

SIMMONDS Alfred  C.  Sapper, Royal Engineers.  Husband of Alice Simmonds, 5, Branksome Road, Southend. Died 17.8.1918  Aged(38) 39. He was mounting a lorry when his foot slipped and he fell, a wheel going over his head and killing him. Buried at BOVES WEST COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, GRAVE  A 22, FRANCE. He is also commemorated on a PLAQUE, Salvation Army Citadel, Clarence Road, Southend.

 

SIMMONDS John  V.  Private, Border Regiment. Son of Mr + Mrs J. Simmonds, Adelphi House, 66, Princes Street, Southend. Died  1.10.1916. Aged 22. With no known grave he is commemorated at THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, SOMME, PIER + FACE  6A +7C, FRANCE. He is also commemorated on a PLAQUE, Salvation Army Citadel, Clarence Road, Southend.

 

SIMMON(D) Ernest  William.  Sergeant, Army Service Corps. Husband of Jessie Simmonds, “Dalehurst” , 150, West Road, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died  3.5.1917. Aged 41. Buried at FABOURG D’AMIENS  CEMETERY, ARRAS, GRAVE  IV  F  20, FRANCE. He is also commemorated on the family grave, Sutton Road Cemetery, Southend, where his name is spelt Simmons.

 

SIMMON(D)Harold Alfred.  Private, King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Son of  Alfred R. + Mary A. Simmon(d)s , “Levuka”, 13, Elderton Road, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died of wounds 29.4.1915. Aged(23) 24.  Buried at BAILLEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY (NORD), GRAVE  I  C  69, FRANCE.

 

SIMPSON Harold. Private, Middlesex Regiment. A dentist at 108, West Road, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died  11.4.1917. Aged 27. With no known grave he is commemorated at ARRAS MEMORIAL, BAY 7, FRANCE.

 

SIMPSON Sidney  Frank.  Sapper, Royal Engineers. Husband of Elizabeth Simpson, 17, Chinchilla Road, Southchurch. Died 21.8.1917 Aged 30. Buried at RENINGHELST NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, GRAVE  III  B  26, BELGIUM. He is also listed on the Great Wakering War Memorial, St. Nicholas Church, Great Wakering.

 

SIMS Edward  Victor. Able Seaman, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, Drake Batallion. Son of Rev. A.Sims, Chalkwell Methodist Church. Lived at Grand Drive, Leigh-on-Sea. Died  15.7.1915. Aged 19. With no known grave he is commemorated at  HELLES MEMORIAL, PANELS 8-15, GALLIPOLI, TURKEY. He was a former pupil of Southend High School for Boys. He is also commemorated on a Plaque, Chalkwell Park Methodist Church,

 

SKINNER Frank  W.  Lieutenant, Canadian Infantry. Son of William + Helen Skinner, “Tecumseh”, 44, Albion Road, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died of wounds  5.5.1916  Aged 24. Buried at LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY,  GRAVE  V  A  32, BELGIUM.

 

SKINNER Frederick  Charles.  Gunner, Royal Garrison Artillery. Lived at “Beta”, Fleetwood Avenue, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died  29.11.1917. Aged 26. With no known grave he is commemorated at TYNE COT MEMORIAL, PANELS 6-7 + 162, BELGIUM.

 

SKIPPER  Sidney   Sergeant, London Regiment. Lived at Southchurch. Died of wounds 11.4.1917  Aged 22. Buried at WARLINCOURT HALTE BRITISH CEMETERY, GRAVE VIII  D  13, FRANCE.

 

SLADE Cyril  Corporal, Canadian Infantry. Son of Mrs Slade, 69, Oban Road, Southend. Died of wounds 11.11.1918 Aged 26. It was reported that he had been wounded at 10.55, 5 mins before the cease-fire, and died later that day. Buried at AUBERCHICOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, GRAVE I  C  7, FRANCE.

SLATER Walter C. Bombardier, Royal Field Artillery. Lived at 50, Wenham Drive, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died  (27)28.9.1915. Aged 23. With no known grave he is commemorated at  LOOS MEMORIAL, PANEL 3, FRANCE.

 

SLATTER Percy  Douglas. Lance Corporal, Prince of Wales Own Civil Service Rifles. Son of Alfred & Fannie Hannah Slatter, 32, Station Road,Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 15.9.1916. Aged 30. With no known grave he is commemorated at  CATERPILLAR VALLEY CEMETERY, LONGUEVAL, SPECIAL MEMORIAL  33, FRANCE.

 

SMELLIE John O.  Lieutenant, King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment. Son of William + Annie Smellie, Georgetown, British Guiana. Died, of wounds in Ellerman’s  Hospital, Regents Park, London. 8.8.1917. Aged 21.Buried at SOUTHEND (SUTTON ROAD) CEMETERY, GRAVE E.3922

 

SMITH Arthur W.  Private, London Regiment. Son of John + Edith Smith, 5, Ambleside Drive, Southend. Died of pneumonia at camp in Swindon, Wiltshire, 16.12.1918  Aged 18. Buried at SOUTHEND (SUTTON ROAD) CEMETERY, GRAVE F.6125. He was a former pupil of Southend High School for Boys.

 

SMITH Cecil. Rifleman, London Rifle Brigade. Lived at  28, Lovelace Gardens, Southend. Died  20.9.1917. Aged 22 With no known grave he is commemorated at YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, PANEL 52+54, BELGIUM.

 

SMITH Frederick J. Private, East Surrey Regiment. Lived at Park Street, Southend. Died  9.5.1915. Aged 21. Buried at  BEDFORD HOUSE CEMETERY, GRAVE, ENCLOSURE 4, ZONNEBEKE BRITISH CEMETERY NO.1, MEMORIAL 14, BELGIUM.

 

SMITH Frederick J.L.  Signaller, Essex Regiment. An employee of W.S.Savage, Bootmaker, High Street, Southend. Died  14.4.1917. Aged 28. With no known grave he is commemorated at ARRAS MEMORIAL, BAY 7, FRANCE.

 

SMITH Fred  P.  Rifleman, King’s Rifle Corps. Only son of Frederick + Winifred Smith of Southend . Died 6(7).9.1916  Aged 19. Buried at AUCHONVILLERS MILITARY CEMETERY, GRAVE  II  H  15, FRANCE.

 

SMITH George.  Gunner, Royal Field Artillery. Son of Mr. + Mrs. George Smith, 57, Chinchilla Road, Southend. Died 2.9.1918  Aged 20. With no known grave he is commemorated at VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, PAS DE  CALAIS, PANEL 3+4, FRANCE.

 

SMITH Herbert  George.  Gunner, Honourable Artillery Company. Husband of Winifred Smith, 106, Westbourne Grove, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 19.11.1918  Aged 31(32). Buried at VALENCIENNES (ST.ROCH) COMMUNAL CEMETERY, GRAVE  I  D  29, FRANCE.

 

SMITH Sidney. Private, Essex Regiment. Lived at The Broadway, Leigh-on-Sea. Died  2.10.1915. Aged 28. Buried at POTIJZE  BURIAL GROUND CEMETERY, GRAVE K 12, BELGIUM.

 

SMITH Sidney J.  Lance Corporal, Military Police Corps. Husband of Fanny Smith, 2, Dock Cottages, High Street, Leigh-on-Sea. Died of malaria in Mesopotamia  10.8(10).1919  Aged 38. Buried at BASRA WAR CEMETERY, GRAVE II  D  23, IRAQ.

 

SMITH T.  Private, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Son of Mrs. E. Smith, 10, South Avenue, Southend. Died 27.2.1917.Aged 26. Buried at BEAURAINS ROAD CEMETERY, BEAURAINS, GRAVE  E. 18, FRANCE.

 

SMITH William. Private, Army Ordnance Corps. Son of William Henry + Ellen Smith, 15, Eastern Esplanade, Southend. Died of malaria + pneumonia in Chatham, Kent, 15.11.1918. Aged 23.  As an employee of SOUTHEND + DISTRICT GAS COMPANY, he is commemorated on their PLAQUE, INTERNAL SOUTH WALL, SOUTHEND CREMATORIUM, SUTTON ROAD.

 

SMITH William Samuel. Private, Suffolk Regiment. Father of  William Thomas Smith who also fell. Husband of  Annie E.Smith, 882, London Road, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died, of pneumonia, 17.2.1917. Aged 46. Buried at CALAIS SOUTHERN CEMETERY, GRAVE  PLOT F, ROW 4, NO.7. FRANCE.

 

SMITH William T.  Private, Northamptonshire Regiment. Son of  William Samuel Smith who also fell. Lived at 882, London Road Westcliff-on-Sea. Died  10.7.1917. Aged 23. With no known grave he is commemorated at  NIEUPORT  MEMORIAL, BELGIUM.

 

SMITHER Harold . 2nd Lieutenant, Royal Flying Corps. Son of Henry + Louisa  Smither, 10, Elderton Road, Westcliff-on- Sea. Died  6.7.1917  Aged 24(25). Buried at CAMBRAI EAST MILITARY CEMETERY, GRAVE VII  A  5, FRANCE.

 

SMOOTHY Albert V.  2nd Lieutenant, London Regiment.Lived at 43, Princes Street, Southend. Died of wounds 9.11.1918  Aged (27) 28. Buried at  FRETIN COMMUNAL CEMETERY, REF. 17, FRANCE.

 

SMYTH Bernard Arthur de Plumley.  Boy, 1st Class , Royal Navy, HMS “Formidable” Son of Reginald + Emily de Plumley Smyth, “Berwyn” , 53, Silversea Drive. Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 1.1.1915  Aged 17. Buried at LYME REGIS CEMETERY, GRAVE D14/17 , DORSET.( See Chapter “Loss of Lives at Sea” for HMS “Formidable” incident.)

 

SNAPE Alexander. Private, Suffolk Regiment. Son of Farnham + Elizabeth Snape , 81, Cambridge Road, Southend. Died of pneumonia in hospital, Salonika, 18.(1)11.1919  Aged 33. Buried at MIKRAH BRITISH CEMETERY, KALAMARIA, GRAVE 1320, GREECE.

 

SOAL Francis.  Private, Leicestershire Regiment. Son of Samuel + Ellen Soal, Scratton Lodge, Brook Road, Prittlewell. Died 5.9.1918  Aged 19.  Buried at BAGNEUX BRITISH CEMETERY, BEZAINCOURT, FRANCE.

 

SOLLY John  A. Rifleman, Queen Victoria’s Rifles. Lived at 16, Whitegate Road, Southend. Died 29(30).4.1915. Aged 30(32). Buried at HAZEBROUCK  COMMUNAL CEMETERY, GRAVE  I  C  30, FRANCE.

 

SORRELL Bernard  Louis. Private, Royal Fusiliers. Son of David + Caroline Sorrell, 19, Boston Avenue, Southend. Died  9.9.1917. Aged 21(22). With no known grave he is commemorated at DOIRAN MEMORIAL, GREECE. He was a former pupil of Southend High School for Boys.

He is also commemorated on the family grave, Sutton Road Cemetery, Southend.

 

SOWDEN William Richard. Midshipman, Royal Naval Reserve, HMS “Hampshire”. Son of Capt. William + Charlotte Sowden, “Cliffside”, Cliff Gardens, Leigh-on-Sea. Died 5.6.1916  Aged 19. Commemorated at PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, REF 22.( See Chapter “Loss of Lives at Sea” for HMS “Hampshire” incident.)

 

SPARKS Frank E. Lance Corporal, London Rifle Brigade. Lived at 63, Guildford Road, Southend. Died 13.5.1915. Aged 30. With no known grave he is commemorated at  YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, PANEL 52+54, BELGIUM.

 

SPELLS Edward E. Private, The Buffs, East Kent Regiment. Son of Walter + Louisa Spells of Southend. Died of wounds 11.8.1918  Aged 18. Buried at PERNOIS BRITISH CEMETERY, HALLOY-LES-PERNOIS, GRAVE  III  D  2, FRANCE.

 

SPIEGL Alfred W.  Enlisted using alias “WINTERFORD” Private, Grenadier Guards .Son of Alfred + Adeline Spiegl, 6, Whitegate Road, Southend. Died 17.10.1915  Aged 23. With no known grave he is commemorated at LOOS MEMORIAL, PANEL 5-7, FRANCE

 

SPRAGUE Cyril  H.A.  Gunner, Royal Field Artillery. Lived at Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 25.(4)7.1918. Aged 29. With no known grave he is commemorated at TYNE COT MEMORIAL, PANEL 4-6 + 162, BELGIUM.

 

SPRINGTHORPE Charles. Private, Bedfordshire Regiment. Lived at 32, North Avenue, Southend. Died 1.7.1917.Aged 36.  With no known grave he is commemorated at YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, PANEL 31-33,  BELGIUM.

 

SQUIER M. Arthur. MILITARY MEDAL. Lance Corporal, Essex Regiment. Son of Charles + Florence Squier, 25, Elderton Road Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 28.6.1917  Aged 19. With no known grave he is commemorated at LOOS MEMORIAL, PANEL 85-87, FRANCE.

 

SQUIRE Leslie  C.H.  2nd Lieutenant, London Regiment. Son of George + Agnes Squire, 12, Marine Avenue, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 13.5.1915  Aged 22. Buried at BETHUNE TOWN CEMETERY, GRAVE  II  G  9, FRANCE. He was a former pupil of Southend High School for boys.

 

SQUIRES Edward  Constable (Conn). MILITARY  CROSS. Captain, Prince of Wales Own West Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Edward + Ann Squires, 25, Cliff  Parade, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 18.8.1916  Aged 27. Buried at FLATIRON COPSE CEMETERY, MAMETZ, GRAVE  III  I  5, FRANCE. He is also commemorated on the family grave, Sutton Road Cemetery, Southend.

 

STAINES Charles  W. Private, Royal West Kent Regiment. Lived at 14, Wallis Avenue, Prittlewell. Died  8.4.1917. Aged 36.  Buried at DICKEBUSCH NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, GRAVE  A 31, BELGIUM.

 

STAMMERS Sidney  G. Sergeant, King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Son of John + Jane Stammers of Prittlewell. Died of wounds 19.8.1917  Aged(24) 25. Buried at MONT HUON MILITARY CEMETERY, LE TREPORT, GRAVE   IV  L  7B, FRANCE.


STANESBY Walter  H.  Sergeant, 1st Surrey Rifles. Lived in Southend. Died of wounds 25.7.1919. Aged 22(23). Buried at SOUTHEND (SUTTON ROAD) CEMETERY. I can find no record of him on C.W.G.C. website. He was a former pupil of Southend High School for Boys. There is a Civil Death record for him in Rochford District, 3rd Quarter 1919.

 

STANLAKE Sidney  Arthur. Private, Prince of Wales Own Civil Service Rifles. Son of Arthur + Alice Stanlake, 17, Leigham Court Drive, Leigh-on-Sea. Died 20.6.1918  Aged 19. Buried at DERNANCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, GRAVE III  I  13, FRANCE. He is also commemorated on the family grave, Sutton Road Cemetery, Southend.

 

STANTON William C.F.  Sergeant, London Regiment. Son of Mr + Mrs W. Stanton, “Stalford Villa”, Kingswood Chase, Leigh-on-Sea. Died 3.5.1917. Aged(27) 28. Buried at WANCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, GRAVE III  G  17, FRANCE.

 

STAPLETON Bernard. Private, Hertfordshire Regiment. Son of  Edward + Clara  Stapleton, 21, Lindisfarne Avenue, Leigh-on-Sea. Died 31.7.1917  Aged 23. With no known grave he is commemorated at YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, PANEL 54 + 56, BELGIUM.

 

STAPLEY Lawrence  d’A. (D’Arcy L.) 2nd Lieutenant, Suffolk Regiment. Son of George Maitland + Lucy Jane Stapley, 37, Preston Road, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died  12.10.1916. Aged 23. With no known grave he is commemorated at THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, SOMME, PIER + FACE 1C + 2A, FRANCE. He is also commemorated on the family grave, Sutton Road Cemetery, Southend.

 

STARLING Frederick W. Private, Essex Regiment. Son of Mr + Mrs Starling, 215, North Road, Prittlewell. Died 22.4.1917 Aged 19. With no known grave he is commemorated at LOOS MEMORIAL, PANEL 85-87, FRANCE.

 

STEBBING Leonard C.  Lance Corporal, Grenadier Guards. Son of William + Sarah Stebbing, 15, Aylesbury Road, Southend. Died of wounds 26.10.1917  Aged 21(22). Buried at BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY, GRAVE VIII  I  82, FRANCE.

 

STEED Alfred. Lance Corporal, Essex Regiment. Lived at 8, Grange Road, Leigh-on-Sea. Died  15.10.1916. Aged 21. With no known grave he is commemorated at THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, SOMME, PIER + FACE 10D, FRANCE.

 

STEVENS Josiah. Lieutenant, Assistant Paymester, Royal Naval Reserve, HMS “President”. Lived at “Blackmore”, Albion Road, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died  25.1.1918. Aged 39. With no known grave he is commemorated at CHATHAM  NAVAL MEMORIAL, REF 30, KENT. (See Chapter “Loss of Lives at Sea” for HMS “President” incident.)

 

STEVENS William  J. Private, East Kent Regiment, The Buffs. Lived at 27, South Avenue, Southend. Died  12.3.1916. Aged 21. With no known grave he is commemorated at LOOS MEMORIAL, PANEL 15-19, FRANCE.


STEVENSON Ebenezer F. – see  LORNE  Ebenezer F.

 

STEVENSON F. General Servant, Mercantile Marine, ss “Persia”. Husband of Ellen Stevenson, “The Briars”, 131, Elm Road, Leigh-on-Sea. Died 30.12.1915  Aged 36. Commemorated at TOWER HILL MEMORIAL (.See Chapter “Loss of Lives at Sea” for ss “Persia” incident.)

 

STEWARD Frederick W.  MILITARY MEDAL. Rifleman, King’s Rifle Corps. Died 3.5.1917. Aged 21. With no known grave he is commemorated at ARRAS MEMORIAL, BAY 7, FRANCE.

 

STIFF  George. Private, Essex Regiment. Husband of Mary Stiff, “Holton”, Softwater Lane, Hadleigh. Died 20.7.1916  Aged 37. With no known grave he is commemorated at THIEPVAL  MEMORIAL, PIER + FACE 10D, SOMME, FRANCE. He is also commemorated on the Hadleigh War Memorial, Essex.

 

STONE Arthur G. Private, Essex Regiment.  Son of  Henry + Emma  Stone, “The Cottage”, Marguerite Drive, Leigh-on-Sea. Brother of  Christopher Edward Stone who also fell. Died 20.10.1918  Aged (20)21. Buried at LOOS BRITISH CEMETERY, GRAVE  XIII  H  14, FRANCE.

 

STONE Charles. Sergeant Major, Prince of Wales Own Dragoon Guards. Died in an air raid on Liverpool Street Station, London. 13.6.1917. Aged 58. Buried at SOUTHEND  LEIGH-ON-SEA) CEMETERY, GRAVE BB 47.

 

STONE Christopher Edward.  Private, Essex Regiment. Son of  Henry + Emma Stone, “The Cottage”, Marguerite Drive, Leigh-on-Sea. Brother of Arthur George Stone who also fell. Died 14.1.1916. Aged 20. Buried at GUARDS CEMETERY, WINDY CORNER, CUINCHY, GRAVE  III  E  9, FRANCE

 

STONE Henry  Private, Essex Regiment. Lived at 46, Pleasant Road, Southend. Died  6.8.1915. Aged 34. Buried at TWELVE TREE COPSE CEMETERY, GALLIPOLI, GRAVE  VII  E  11, TURKEY.


STONE Henry  R.  Lieutenant, London Regiment. Son of Henry Stone, 79, Woodgrange Drive, Southend. Died of wounds  whilst a prisoner of war, 17.4.1918. Aged 20(21). Bureid at VALENCIENNES (ST.ROCH) COMMUNAL CEMETERY, GRAVE  V  D  27, FRANCE. He was a former pupil of Southend High School for Boys

 

STOVIN Frederick  Cecil.  Lieutenant, Royal Air Force. Son of Cornelius + Mary Stovin, “Sevenhirst”, 42, Chalkwell Avenue, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 24.4.1918  Aged 19. With no known grave he is commemorated at ARRAS FLYING SERVICES MEMORIAL, FRANCE.

 

STRATFORD Sydney  E.C. Rifleman, London Regiment. Lived at “Wanganui”, Hadleigh Road, Leigh-on-Sea. Died 14.12.1917. Aged 19. Buried at RAILWAY DUGOUTS BURIAL GROUND, YPRES, GRAVE  I  P  3, BELGIUM.

 

STUART Herbert  Gordon.  2nd Lieutenant, Royal Fusiliers. Son of  Herbert + Annie Stuart, 6, Palmerston Road, Westcliff-on-Sea. Husband of Erica Annie Stuart, 'Lyncroft', Chalkwell Avenue, Westcliff. Wounded in France 26.8.1918.  Died 7.7.1919  Aged 26 in Grays Inn Hospital, London from influenza + pneumonia. Buried at SOUTHEND (SUTTON ROAD) CEMETERY , GRAVE F 5513. He is also commemorated on a family grave (F.5672) at Southend Sutton Road Cemetery. He is also commemorated at St.Saviours Church, Kings Road, Westcliff. He is also commemorated at Crowstone St. Georges URC, Kings Road, Westcliff.

 

STUTEL(E)Y Frederick.  Lance Corporal, Essex Regiment. Lived at Westcliff-on-Sea. Died  26.4.1918. Aged 26(27). With no known grave he is commemorated at POZIERES MEMORIAL, PANEL 51+52, FRANCE.

 

STURT William. Sergeant, Royal Engineers. Lived at 69, Hartington Road, Southend. Died of wounds and septic pneumonia in a Manchester hospital, 15.5.1918 Aged 25.  Buried at SOUTHEND (SUTTON ROAD) CEMETERY, GRAVE  E 3494.

 

SUCH Sidney  J. Private, Royal Fusiliers. Son of Joshua + Julia Such, 8, Cheltenham Road, Southend. Died 27.7.1916  Aged 36(37). Buried at MILL ROAD CEMETERY, THIEPVAL, SOMME, GRAVE  I  I  12 , FRANCE.

 

SULLY Douglas G.  Private, London Scottish Regiment. Died 1.11.1914. Aged 20. With no known grave he is commemorated at YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, PANEL 54, BELGIUM.

 

SURMAN Herbert C.  Private, Northamptonshire Regiment. Son of Mrs Surman, 44, Summerourt Road, Westcliff-on-Sea.  Died 13.4.1917  Aged 39(40). Buried at LIEVIN COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, GRAVE  IV  B  2, FRANCE.

 

SUTHERLAND  William  U. Sergeant, Argylle + Sutherland Highlanders. Lived in Leigh-on-Sea and was a player with Southend United F.C.. Later appointed as groundsman at Jones Memorial Ground, Southend. Died 26.8.1914. Aged 30. With no known grave he is commemorated at  LA FERTE-SOUS-JOUARRE MEMORIAL, FRANCE.

 

SWAN James B. J. Private, Leinster Regiment. Son of Benjamin + Emily Swan, 53, Farringdon Place, Southend. Died 10.1.1917  Aged 20(30). With no known grave he is commemorated at LOOS MEMORIAL, PAS DE CALAIS, PANEL 127, FRANCE.

 

SWIFT Percy  Cecil Stirtevant.  Gunner, Canadian Field Artillery. Son of Thomas + Isabella Swift, “Le Chateau”, London Road, Leigh-on-Sea. Died 13.8.1918  Aged 24. Buried at BEAUCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, REF C 3, FRANCE.

 

TAYLOR Albert E.  Lance Corporal, The Queen’s Royal West Surrey Regiment. Died 24.8.1916.  With no known grave he is commemorated at THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, PIER + FACE 5D + 6D, SOMME, FRANCE.

 

TAYLOR Arthur  G.D.  2nd Lieutenant, The Queens Royal West Surrey Regiment. Son of William Taylor, “Mariboga”, Flemming Avenue, Leigh-on-Sea. Died 26.4.18 Age 21.With no known grave he is commemorated at POZIERES MEMORIAL, PANEL 14+15, FRANCE.

 

TAYLOR Douglas  V.  Private, Coldstream Guards. Son of Mr. Herbert Taylor, 43, Southchurch Road, Southend. Died  27.8.1918. Aged 22. Buried at MORY STREET MILITARY CEMETERY, ST. LEGER, GRAVE C 6, FRANCE.

 

TAYLOR George. Private, Suffolk Regiment. Lived at Southend. Died 10.5.1917. Aged 36. Buried at FEUCHY CHAPEL  BRITISH CEMETERY, GRAVE  I  E  15, WANCOURT, FRANCE.

 

TAYLOR George Thomas R.  Private, Worcestershire  Regiment. Son of George T + Constance Taylor, 8, Oakleigh Avenue, Southchurch. Died 7.8.1915. Aged 19. With no known grave he is commemorated at  HELLES MEMORIAL, PANEL 110-113, GALLIPOLI, TURKEY. He is also commemorated on the family grave, Holy Trinity Church, Southchurch Boulevard, Southend.


TAYLOR Henry Walter. Sergeant, Royal Field Artillery. Lived at Southend. Son of James + Ellen Taylor. Died  6.5.1917. Aged 23. Buried at VLAMERTINGHE MILITARY CEMETERY, GRAVE  VI  K  9, BELGIUM. He is also commemorated on the family grave, Ilfoed Cemetery, Ilford, Essex.


TAYLOR  John A.  PRIVATE, Bedfordshire Regiment. Lived at 66, St.Ann’s Road, Southend. Died 13.11.1916. Aged 36. Buried ANCRE BRITISH CEMETERY, BEAUMONNT-HAMEL, GRAVE  V  D  29, FRANCE.

 

TAYLOR  John  Private, Machine Gun Corps. Lived in Southchurch. Died of wounds, in Cannock Chase Military Mospital in Staffordshire, 8.11.1918. Aged 31. Buried at CANNOCK CHASE WAR CEMETERY, GRAVE  4  H  17, STAFFORDSHIRE.

 

TAYLOR  Murray  C. 5th Engineer Officer, Mercantile Marine HMHS “Llandovery Castle”. Son of John + Margaret Taylor, 188,Westborough Road, Westcliff. Died 27.6.1918  Aged 28. Commemorated at TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, LONDON. (See Chapter “Loss of Lives at Sea” for HMHS “Llandovery Castle” incident.)

 

TAYLOR  Reginald  E.  Private, Army Service Corps. Lived at 27, Wellington Avenue, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 4(5).3.1917. Aged 20. Buried at LA NEUVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, CORBIE, GRAVE  B 89, FRANCE.

 

THEEDOM(N)  Harry  Private, Sherwood Forresters. Lived at North Road, Southend. Died 1.10.1916. Aged 29. With no known grave he is commemorated at TYNE COT MEMORIAL, PANEL 99-102,162,162A, BELGIUM.

 

THEOBALD  Thomas  Rifleman, Rifle Brigade. Son of Mr + Mrs Theobold, 129, Salisbury Avenue, Westcliff-on-sea. Died  27.2.1917. Aged 28. Buried at  FAUBOURG D’AMIENS CMETERY, ARRAS, GRAVE  III  D  27, FRANCE.

 

THIPTHORP(E)  Frederick C.  Sergeant, Canadian Infantry. Son of Mr + Mrs Thipthorp(e), 80, North Street, Prittlewell. He had emigrated to Canada and enlisted there.  Died  21.8.1917. Aged 27. With no known grave he is commemorated at VIMY MEMORIAL, FRANCE.

 

THIPTHORPE  Frederick G.  Private, Royal Fusiliers. Lived at 10, Sutton Road, Southend. Died 15.11.1916. Aged 25(26).  With no known grave he is commemorated at THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, PIER + FACE 9A+16A, SOMME, FRANCE.

 

THOMAS  George  H.  Deck Hand, Mercantile Marine , HMS “Eileen”. Son of Edward + Eliza Thomas, 5,Hartington Road, Southend, formerly of 6, Elderton Road, Westcliff. Died 30.10.1918 from pneumonia in the West Indies, Aged 28. Buried at BASSETERRE (SPRINGFIELD) CEMETERY, ST.KITTS, WEST INDIES.

 

THOMAS  Reginald Ernest. 2nd Lieutenant, Royal Garrison Artillery. Son of Ernest & Florence Thomas, 64, Genesta Road, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died of wounds 13.9.1918. Aged 20. Buried at  MINDEL TRENCH BRITISH CEMETERY, ST.LAURENT–BLANGY, GRAVE  E 16, FRANCE.

 

THOMSON  James W.  Private, London Scottish Regiment. Brother of William Lewis Thomson who also fell. Son of Arthur + Lucy Thomson of “Woodford”, 12,Westborough Road, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 1.7.1916.. Aged 23. With no known grave he is commemorated at THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, SOMME, PIER + FACE 9C+13C, FRANCE.

 

THOMPSON  William  James. Private, Machine Gun Corps. Lived in Lymington Avenue, Leigh-on-Sea. Died 3.7.1916. Aged 27. I can find no record of him on C.W.G.C. Website.

 

THOMSON  William L.  Private, East Surrey Regiment. Brother of James Wilfred Thomson who also fell. Son of James + Annie Thomson, “Woodford”, 12, Westborough Road, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 22.3.1918  Aged 20. Buried at CHAUNY COMMUNAL CEMETERY BRITISH  EXTENSION, GRAVE  B 17, FRANCE.

 

THORBY  Frank Louis.  Private, Royal Fusiliers. Son of Robert + Eliza Thorby, 203, York Road, Southend. Died 28.9.1915 Aged 24. With no known grave he is commemorated at LOOS MEMORIAL, PANEL 25-27, FRANCE. He is also commemorated on the family grave, Sutton Road Cemetery, Southend.

 

THOROGOOD  Arthur  James. Private, Queen’s Own Royal West Kent Regiment. Son of Arthur + Caroline Thorogood, 66, Christchurch Road, Southend. Husband of Mona Thorogood, 51, Oban Road, Southend. Had been previously invalided out but re-enlisted in 1916.  Died of wounds 16.2.1917 Aged 29. Buried at BETHUNE TOWN CEMETERY, GRAVE  VI  B  58, FRANCE. He is also commemorated on a plaque, Salvation Army Citadel, Clarence Road, Southend. He is also commemorated on a gravestone in St.Peters Churchyard, Paglesham Church End.

 

THOR(R)INGTON  Leonard  E. J.  Private, Royal Berkshire Regiment. Died of wounds in hospital at Ipswich 12.11.1918 Aged 20. Buried at SOUTHEND (NORTH ROAD) CEMETERY, GRAVE B  3  64.

 

TID(E) Alfred  H.  Lance Sergeant, Essex Regiment. Lived at Marguerite Drive, Leigh-on-Sea. Died(1)3.7.1916. Age 23. With no known grave he is commemorated at THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, PIER + FACE 10D, SOMME, FRANCE.

 

TILLBROOK  Arthur  Private, Northamptonshire Regiment. Lived at Westcliff-on-Sea. Died  18.9.1918. Aged 19. With no known grave he is commemorated at VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, PANEL 7, FRANCE.


TINKLER Charles Gordon.  Private, London Regiment. Born in Agra, India. Royal Fusiliers. Son of Alfred Charles  + Laura Eliza Tinkler, 41, Eastwood Boulevard, Westcliff-on-Sea.  Died 1.8.1917  Aged 21. With no known grave he is commemorated at YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, PANEL 54, BELGIUM.

 

TITE Henry W. Company Sergeant Major, Queen’s Own Royal West Kent Regiment. Son of Mr + Mrs H.W.Tite, 21, Grover Street, Southend. Died  13.12.1917. Aged 32. With no known grave he is commemorated at TYNE COT MEMORIAL, PANEL  106-108, BELGIUM.

 

TOLHURST Bernard  J. Lieutenant, Royal Flying Corps. Son of Solicitor + former Southend Mayor Mr. B.W.Tolhurst. Died  22.4.1917. Aged 25. Buried at  VIS-EN-ARTOIS BRITISH CEMETERY, HAUCOURT, GRAVE  XI  E  7, FRANCE.

 

TOMPKINS Ernest E.  Private, Essex Yeomanry. Son of Herbert + Martha Tompkins, 8, Cromer Road, Southend. Died 10.8.1918  Aged 20. Buried at WARVILLERS CHURCHYARD EXTENSION, GRAVE B 11, FRANCE. He is also commemorated on the Essex Yeomanry Memorial Plaque, Chelmsford Cathedral, Chelmsford.

 

TOMS Horace  J.  H. 2nd Lieutenant, Notts + Derby Regiment, Sherwood Foresters. Lived at Kelvedon Lodge, Marine Parade , Leigh-on-Sea. Died 9(11).4.1917. Aged 20. Buried at RAILWAY DUGOUTS BURIAL GROUND, ZILLABEKE, GRAVE  VII  J  31, BELGIUM.

 

TOOKEY Joseph  H.  Private, Essex Regiment. Husband of Ada Tookey, 27, Guildford Road, Southend.Died 19.10.1915. Age 38. With no known grave he is commemorated at LOOS MEMORIAL, PANEL 85-87, FRANCE.

 

TOON Reginald.  Private, Sussex Regiment. Lived at 31, Cranleigh Road, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died  30.6.1916. Aged 31. Buried at ST.VAAST POST MILITARY CEMETERY, RICHEBOURG-L’AVOUE, GRAVE  III  S  2, FRANCE.

 

TOOTH James  G.  Sergeant, Royal Garrison Artillery. Lived at 50, Wenham Drive, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died, in a military hospital, in Luton, 16(18).1.1918. Aged 27. Buried at  LUTON CHURCH BURIAL GROUND, GRAVE  W  24, BEDFORDSHIRE.

 

TREBY Samuel Edward.  Private, Machine Gun Corps.  Son of Henry + Harriet Treby, “Woodlands”, Chalkwell Gardens, Leigh-on-Sea. Died of wounds  21.4.1918  Aged 27. Buried at DIVION COMMUNAL CEMETERY, GRAVE 4, FRANCE. He is also commemorated on the family grave, Leigh Cemetery, London Road, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex.

 

TRINDER Frederick. Lance Corporal, Cameronian Scottish Rifles. Brother of Mr J. Trinder, 150, The Broadway, Southend. Died  22.10.1916. Aged 37. With no known grave he is commemorated at THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, PIER + FACE 4 D, SOMME, FRANCE.

 

TRUEFITT Cecil. Private, Essex Yeomanry. Son of Mr. Edward Truefitt, Preston Road, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died (13)14.5.1915. Aged 23. With no known grave he is commemorated at YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, PANEL 5, BELGIUM.

 

TUCK Harry  Frederick. Private, Royal Army Medical Corps. Lived at 32, Lansdowne Avenue , Leigh-on-Sea. Died  (25)26.9.1917. Aged 20. Buried at  LARCH WOOD (RAILWAY CUTTING) CEMETERY, GRAVE  IV  H  16, BELGIUM.

 

TUCK Thomas  J.  Private, Essex Regiment. Son of Mrs. Tuck, 33, Cobham Road, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 1.7.1916.  With no known grave he is commemorated at THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, PIER + FACE 10D, SOMME, FRANCE.

 

TUCK Wesley E. R.  Lance Sergeant, Norfolk Regiment. An employee of  Brightwell Ltd, High Street, Southend. Died of wounds in hospital at Oxford 25(26).10.1916. Aged 26. Buried at DERSINGHAM (ST.NICHOLAS) CHURCHYARD, NORFOLK.

 

TUCKER Frederick  W. Rifleman, London Regiment. Lived at 61, Chelmsford Avenue, Southend. Died, of heart failure during training at Salisbury, 7.6.1916.(29.4.1916) Aged 39. Buried at SOUTHEND (NORTH ROAD) CEMETERY. He is not listed on C.W.G.C. but is listed in the Civil Deaths, 2nd Quarter 1916 @ Rochford, Essex.

 

TURFFREY Joseph J. Private, Royal Fusiliers. Son of Joseph + Caroline Turffrey, 21, Grover Street, Southend Died 17.10.1917      Aged (35)36. With no known grave he is commemorated at TYNE COT MEMORIAL, PANELS 28-30,162,162A+163A, BELGIUM.

 

TURNER Frederick  H. Leading Stoker, Royal Navy , HMS “Hampshire” Lived at 30, Scratton Road, Southend. Died 5.6.1916. Aged 24. With no known grave he is commemorated at PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, REF 17, HAMPSHIRE.(See Chapter “Loss of Lives at Sea” for HMS “Hampshire” incident)


TURNER George C.  Private, Essex Regiment. Son of Mr + Mrs William Turner, 10, Belle Vue Place, Southchurch. Husband of Louise Turner, 134, Sutton Road, Southend. Died 10.3.1917  Aged 29. Buried at ADANAC MILITARY CEMETERY, MIRAUMONT, GRAVE III  F  18, FRANCE.

 

TURNER Percy. Private,  City of London Rifles. Lived at 43, Bournemouth Park Road, Southend. Died  25.9.1915. Aged 23(26). With no known grave he is commemorated at LOOS MEMORIAL, PANEL 130, FRANCE.

 

TURNHAM Douglas H.  Private, Royal Fusiliers. Brother of  George K.Turnham who also fell. Son of George + Ethel Turnham, “Hazlemere”, Bournemouth Park Road, Southend. Died of wounds in Mile End Hospital, London, 3.8.1918. Aged 38. Buried at  CITY OF LONDON CEMETERY + CREMATORIUM, MANOR PARK, GRAVE 235.90936, LONDON.

 

TURNHAM George K. Private, Royal Scots Regiment. Brother of Douglas Houlden Turnham who also fell.  Son of George + Ethel Turnham, “Hazlemere”, Bournemouth Park Road, Southend. Died of dysentery + bronchitis 14.12.1918  Aged 30. Buried at  MIKRA BRITISH CEMETERY, KALAMARIA, GREECE.

 

TURNNIDGE Ernest V. Deck Hand, Royal Naval Reserve, HMS “Victory”. Son of George + Sarah Turnnidge, 39, Leigh Hill Road, Leigh-on-Sea. Died of pneumonia, 10.9.1918  Aged 42. Buried at SOUTHEND (LEIGH-ON-SEA), CEMETERY, GRAVE BB 67.  The family gravestone  in Leigh Cemetery gives his age at death as 41.The gravestone also confirms that he died “In Barracks”.

 

TWEEDIE-SMITH  Alan Morton. 2nd Lieutenant, Queen’s Royal West Surrey Regiment. Brother of  Douglas Tweedie-Smith who also fell. Son of Robert + Harriett Tweedie-Smith, “Normanhurst”, The Cliffs, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 13.10.1915  Aged 21. With no known grave he is commemorated at LOOS MEMORIAL, PANEL 13-15, FRANCE. Also commemorated on a Plaque, Essex County Bowls Club, Imperial Avenue, Westcliff-on-Sea. His father became Mayor of Southend and opened Cliff Town Memorial Hall, Southend, in 1925. He is also commemorated on his brother's grave, B.2119, Sutton Road Cemetery, Southend. He is also commemorated on the St. Johns Church War Memorial, Mucking, essex.

 

TWEEDIE-SMITH  Douglas  Lieutenant, Royal Flying Corps. Brother of Alan Morton Tweedie-Smith who also fell. Son of Robert + Harriett Tweedie-Smith, “Normanhurst”, The Cliffs, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died, following a flying accident at St.Omer, France,  in Netley Hospital, 10.4.1916. Aged 19. Buried at SOUTHEND (SUTTON ROAD) CEMETERY. He is also commemorated on a Plaque, Essex County Bowls Club, Imperial Avenue, Southend-on-Sea. His father became Mayor of Southend and opened Cliff Town Memorial Hall, Southend, in 1925. He is also commemorated on the St. Johns Church War Memorial, Mucking, essex.

 

TWYMAN Geoffrey. Private, Inns of Court Officer Training Corps. Lived at “Westfield”, Hadleigh Road, Leigh-on-Sea. Died of  pneumonia, 16(20).11.1918. Aged 18 Buried at SOUTHEND (LEIGH-ON-SEA) CEMETERY, GRAVE AA 2.

 

TYLER Frank. Sergeant, Australian Infantry. Son of Emily + Frank Tyler, 39, Quebec Avenue, Southend. Brother of George  W. Tyler, who also fell. Died 5.7.1918 Aged 34. Buried at VILLERS-BRETONNEUX CEMETERY, FRANCE. He had emigrated to Australia and enlisted there. He is also commemorated on the ESSEX YEOMANRY GREAT WAR MEMORIAL, CHELMSFORD CATHEDRAL.

 

TYLER George William.  Private, Royal Army Mediacal Corps.  Son of Emily + Frank Tyler, 39, Quebec Avenue, Southend. Brother of Frank Tyler who also fell. Died 15.9.1916 Aged 27(28). With no known grave he is commemorated at THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, PIER + FACE 4C, SOMME, FRANCE. He is also commemorated on the family grave, St.John's Church, Church Road, Southend where his age is given as 28.

 

UNDERHILL Cyril  S. 2nd Lieutenant, King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. A teacher at Eton House School, Victoria Avenue, Southend. Died of wounds 21.1.1916. Aged 25. Buried at FERME-OLIVIER CEMETERY, GRAVE, PLOT 2, ROW  J, NO.6, FRANCE.

 

UNDERWOOD Roy  G. Lieutenant, Royal Air Force.  Son of Mrs. B.H.Underwood, 14, Hamlet Road, Southend. Died 25.9.1918  Aged 19. Buried at SOUTHEND (SUTTON ROAD) CEMETERY, GRAVE E. 5329.

 

UTTING Philip  E. Sergeant, Australian Infantry. Lived at Southend. Died  9.10.1917. Aged 28. With  no known grave he is commemorated at  YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, PANELS  7,17,23,25,27,29 +31, BELGIUM.

 

UTTON Benjamin  A.  Private, Tank Corps. Son of Henry + Theresa Utton, 37, Ruskin Avenue, Southend. Died 21.8.1918 Aged 20. Buried at ACHIET-LE-GRAND COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, GRAVE  III  G  8, FRANCE.

 

VENTRIS Albert  L. Private, Tank Corps. Son of Mr. A.Ventris, 18, Bijou Villas, Bellevue Avenue, Southend. Died 27.8.1918. Aged 19. With no known grave he is commemorated at  VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, PANEL  11, FRANCE.

 

VENUS Albert  F.  Private, Essex Regiment. Husband of Ethel E.A. Venus, 9, North Avenue, Southend. Died 10.8.1917  Aged (27)28. Buried at DUISANS BRITISH CEMETERY, ETRUN, GRAVE  VI  B  31, FRANCE.


VERINI Basil  H.  Private, Army Service Corps. Son of Mr + Mrs J.H.Verini, Hermitage Road, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died of heart failure 24.8.1918 whilst a prisoner of war. Aged 20. Buried at COLOGNE SOUTHERN CEMETERY, GRAVE  XIV  E  2, GERMANY.

 

VIDLER Kenneth  A. Able Seaman, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, Nelson Battalion. Son of Charles + Alice Vidler, 9, Cobham Road, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 3.5.1915 Aged 22. With no known grave he is commemorated at HELLES MEMORIAL, PANEL 8-15, GALLIPOLI, TURKEY. He was a former pupil of Southend High School for Boys.He is also listed on the LINDISFARNE COLLEGE MEMORIAL STONE, ST.MARY'S CHURCH, RUABON, WREXHAM, WALES.

 

VINCE John. Gunner, Royal Field Artillery.  Son of William Vince, 60a, Princes Street, Southend.  Died 4.7.1916 Aged 19(20). Buried at LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, GRAVE  VIII  C  1  A, BELGIUM.

 

VINE Arthur.  Private, Essex Regiment. Lived at 108, Leigh Hill, Leigh-on-Sea. Died  13.3.1917. Aged 32(34) With no known grave he is commemorated at THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, PIER + FACE  10D, SOMME, FRANCE.

 

VINE William. Lance Corporal, Canadian Infantry. Lived at 8, Salisbury Avenue, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died  14.7.1916. Aged 28. Buried at LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, GRAVE  VIII  C  22, BELGIUM.

 

WAGSTAFF Harold  A.  Private, Leicestershire Regiment. Son of  Thomas + Julia Wagstaff of Southend. Died 27.9.1917  Aged 26. Buried at DOCHY FARM NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, GRAVE  V  B  26, BELGIUM.

 

WALFORD Henry. Sergeant-Major, Essex Regiment. Lived at 117, South Avenue, Southend. Died  10.10.1917. Aged 32. With no known grave he is commemorated at TYNE COT MEMORIAL, PANEL 98-99, BELGIUM.

 

WALKER George. Lieutenant, Bedfordshire Regiment. Son of Mr + Mrs Henry G. Walker, “Mount Dol”, Chalkwell Avenue, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died of wounds  28.11.1915. Aged 25. With no known grave he is commemorated at ZARIA MEMORIAL, NIGERIA.

 

WALLER Thomas C. Gunner, Royal Field Artillery. Son of Joseph + Mary Waller, 68, Pall Mall, Leigh-on-Sea. Died, killed during a German bombing raid, 1.10.1917  Aged 23.  Buried at MERVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, GRAVE III  B  6, FRANCE.

 

WALPOLE Lewis C. Private, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Son of Mr + Mrs A.Walpole, 4, South  Avenue, Southend. Died  29.8.1916. Aged 25. With no known grave he is commemorated at THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, PIER + FACE  11A, SOMME, FRANCE.

 

WALSH William  J. Bombardier, Royal Field Artillery. Lived at 2, Woodgrange Drive, Southend. Died, of pneumonia (9)10.11.1918. Aged (29) 34. Buried at ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, GRAVE  L  A  27, FRANCE.

 

WALSHAM Harold. 2nd Lieutenant, King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Son of Alfred + Emma Walsham of Prittlewell. Died of wounds 18(26).9.1915  Aged 21. Buried at ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, GRAVE I  A  4, FRANCE.


WALTERS George John Colwill - see RHODES John.

 

WARD George H.  2nd Lieutenant, Manchester Regiment.  Son of  Councillor Herbert + Lucy Ward, 18, Boscombe Road, Southend. Died 4.6.1915  Aged 26(27). With no known grave he is commemorated at HELLES MEMORIAL, PANEL 158-170, GALLIPOLI, TURKEY.

 

WARD Peter.  Private, Northamptonshire Regiment. Lived at 38, Moseley Street, Southchurch. Died  24.9.1918. Aged 42. Buried at BERTHAUCOURT  COMMUNAL CEMETERY, PONTRU, GRAVE A 7, FRANCE.

 

WARDILL Amos. Private, Machine Gun Corps. Son of George + Emily Wardill, 11,Lancaster Gardens, Southend. Died 21.3.1918. Aged 24. With no known grave he is commemorated at ARRAS MEMORIAL, BAY 10, FRANCE.

 

WARMAN Edward John. Private, Prince of  Wales Own Civil Service Rifles. Son of  Edward + Beatrice Warman, 41, Southchurch Road, Southend. Died 15.9.1916  Aged 20. With no known grave he is commemorated at THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, PIER + FACE 13C, SOMME, FRANCE. He was a former pupil of Southend High School for Boys. His name also appears on a Memorial Plaque in the east entrance to the Central Baptist Church, Clarence Road, Southend. He is also commemorated on the family grave, Sutton Road Cemetery, Southend.

 

WARREN Frederick J. Private, Lancashire Fusiliers. Lived at 111, Park Street, Southend. Died  13.4.1918. Aged (41) 42. Buried at EBBLINGHEM  MILITARY CEMETERY, GRAVE  I  C  1, FRANCE.

 

WARREN Major  A. (Major is the first name, not the rank) Private, Grenadier Guards. Son of Mrs A.J.Wheals, 16, Wallis Avenue, Southend. Died(24) 27.9.1915  Aged 21. With no known grave he is commemorated at LOOS MEMORIAL, PANELS 5-7, FRANCE


WATERMAN Alfred Percy.  Gunner, Royal Field Artillery. Husband of Mrs. N. Waterman, 214, West Road, Prittlewell. Son of George + Elizabeth Waterman. Died (7)17.9.1916, Aged 22. Buried at DARTMOOR CEMETERY, BECORDEL-BECOURT, GRAVE  II  A  83, FRANCE. He is also commemorated on the family grave, St.John's Church, Church Road, Southend.

 

WATKIN(S) Charles A.  Rifleman, King’s Rifle Corps.  Brother of Mrs Ada Camies, 1, Cashiobury Terrace, Southend. Died,accidentally shot, 24.8.1915  Aged(33) 34. Buried at WATOU CHURCHYARD, GRAVE 8, BELGIUM.

 

WATKINS Frederick  Augustus. 2nd Lieutenant, East Yorkshire Regiment.  Son of Alfred + Alice Watkins, 137, Ramuz Drive, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 24.3.1918 Aged(35)36. With no known grave he is commemorated at ARRAS MEMORIAL, BAY 4+5, FRANCE.

 

WATKINS Horace. Private, Machine Gun Corps. Lived at Prittlewell. Died (21)22.3.1918. Aged 22. With no known grave he is commemorated at POZIERES MEMORIAL, PANEL 90-93, FRANCE.

 

WATSON Richard. Private, Royal Fusiliers. Lived at 6, St. Ann’s Road, Southend. Died  28.4.1917. Aged 33. With no known grave he is commemorated at ARRAS MEMORIAL, BAY 3, FRANCE.

 

WATT George. Sergeant, Grenadier Guards. Lived at 7, Victoria Avenue, Southend. Died  28.9.1915. Aged (23)24. With no known grave he is commemorated at  LOOS MEMORIAL, PANEL 5 – 7, FRANCE.

 

WATTS  W. F. M.  Private, Canadian Infantry. Son of  Doctor + Mrs Watts, “Ingleboro”, Victoria Avenue, Southend. Died  26.9.1916. Aged 35. Buried at ADANAC MILITARY CEMETERY, MIRAUMONT,  GRAVE  II  D  12, FRANCE.

 

WEARE Dudley William Ernest.  Stoker, 1st Class , Royal Navy, HMS “Antrim”. Son of Corporal William + Euphemia Weare, ”Highbury”, 17, Cliff Road, Leigh-on-Sea. Died (5)15.6.1917  Aged 20. Commemorated at CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, REF 24. (See Chapter “Loss of Lives at Sea” for details of HMS “Antrim” incident.) He was a former pupil of Southend High School for Boys.

 

WEAVERS Ernest G.  Private, Middlesex Regiment. Died 28.9.1915  Aged (25)26. With no known grave he is commemorated at  LOOS MEMORIAL, PANELS 99-101, FRANCE. As a serving Policeman he is also commemorated on a PLAQUE, in the gardens, opposite the entrance to Southend Police Station, Victoria Avenue..

 

WEBB John T. Gunner, Royal Field Artillery. Son of Mr + Mrs Webb, “Maybank”, Fairfax Drive, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died of wounds in hospital, 23.2.1915. Aged 21. Buried at BAILLEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY (NORD), GRAVE J 4, FRANCE.

 

WEBBER Harold  W.T.  Bombardier, Royal Field Artillery. Son of Mr.A.Webber of Westcliff-on-Sea. Died of wounds, 14.10.1915 Aged 21. Buried at LAPUGNOY MILITARY CEMETERY, GRAVE I  C  5, FRANCE.

 

WEBSTER William. Lance Corporal, Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry. Father of Mrs. E.Matthews, 130,York Road, Southend. Died of wounds 2(4).8.1915 Aged 40. Buried at LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, GRAVE I  D 9, BELGIUM.

 

WEEDE(O) Arthur James.  Gunner, Royal Garrison Artillery. Son of Charles & Sarah Elizabeth Weeden, 22, Grosvenor Road, Southend, formerly of Hornsey, London. Husband of Madeleine Edna Weeden.Died  23.1.1917, Age 34, when run down by an Army Service Corps vehicle. Aged 34. Buried at DARTMOOR CEMETERY, BECORDEL-BECOURT, GRAVE  I  A 7, FRANCE.

 

WEEDON Arthur. Lance Corporal, Essex Regiment. Son of Albert + Emma Weedon, 77, South Avenue, Southend. Died 20.10.1915  Aged 20.  With no known grave he is commemorated at LOOS MEMORIAL, PANEL 85-87, FRANCE.

 

WELCH George  F.  Leading Seaman, Royal Navy, HMS “President III” Lived at 54, Colchester Road, Prittlewell. Died of double pneumonia, following malaria, at Belmont Military Hospital, Liverpool,  22.10.1918. Aged  36. Buried at CHINGFORD  MOUNT CEMETERY, GRAVE  C  9  C  R   7583, ESSEX.

 

WELLINGS Thomas  Fitch.  Lieutenant, Royal Garrison Artillery.  Husband of Edith Wellings, 89, Electric Avenue, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died of wounds 16.7.1918  Aged 33. Buried at AUBIGNY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, GRAVE V  B  2, FRANCE

 

WHEELER Edwin  G.  Driver, Royal Field Artillery. Son of Mr. + Mrs. E. Wheeler, 152, Glenwood Avenue, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died of meningitis 2.3.1915  Aged 17, having been kicked by his horse. Buried at SOUTHEND (SUTTON ROAD) CEMETERY, GRAVE B 1971.


WHITE Alfred  A. DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CROSS  Lieutenant, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Son of William + Sarah White, “Overdune”, Pall Mall, Leigh-on-sea. Died of influenza 4(5).2.1919  Aged 26. Buried at LEIGH (LONDON ROAD) CEMETERY, GRAVE  AA 45. (The influenza epidemic also took his wife, sister and mother-in-law)

 

WHITE Arthur. Private, Middlesex Regiment. Husband of Winifred White, 60, Milton Street, Southend. Died of wounds 2.1.1918 Aged 31. Buried at KANTARA WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, GRAVE E 344, EGYPT.

 

WHITE Francis W.  Gunner, Royal Field Artillery.  Son of Francis + Anna White, 197, North Road, Southend. Died 14.10.1917  Aged 19. Enlisted in 1914 , aged 16. Buried at DUHALLOW A.D.S. CEMETERY, GRAVE  I E  13, BELGIUM.

 

WHITE James H.  Rifleman, King’s Rifle Corps.  Husband of Nellie White of Southend. Died of wounds 30.11.1917 Aged 30 Buried at ROCQUIENY-EQUANCOURT ROAD BRITISH CEMETERY, MANANCOURT, GRAVE III  C 3, FRANCE.

 

WHITE Robert  C.H.  Private, Royal Fusiliers. Husband of Ivy White, 10, Wallis Avenue, Prittlewell. Died(4)7.8.1917 Aged 27. With no known grave he is commemorated at YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, PANEL 6+8, BELGIUM.

 

WHITEHEAD David. Private, King’s Liverpool Regiment. Son of Mr + Mrs P. Whitehead, 5, Station Avenue, Prittlewell.  Husband of Esther Whitehead, 2, Mill Hill Cottages, Sutton Road, Southend. Died 30.9.1918 Aged 27. Buried at ANNEUX BRITISH CEMETERY, GRAVE  I  A  11, FRANCE.

 

WHITMILL George Harris.  Lieutenant, Royal Air Force. Son of George + Eliza Whitmill, 26, Britannia Road, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 21.4.1918  Aged 19 having only been in France for 9 days. Buried at DUNKIRK TOWN CEMETERY, GRAVE  IV  A  13, FRANCE. He is also listed on the LINDISFARNE COLLEGE MEMORIAL STONE, ST.MARY'S CHURCH, RUABON, WREXHAM, WALES. He is also commemorated on the family grave, Sutton Road Cemetery, Southend.

 

WHUR Percy  S.J.  Private, Cavalry Machine Gun Corps. Son of Frederick + Frances Whur of Southend. Died of dysentery in Mesopotamia, 6.10.1918. Aged 23. With no known grave he is commemorated at TEHRAN MEMORIAL, PANEL 5, CENTRAL COLUMN, IRAN.

 

WHYBROW Ernest  G. Leading Seaman, Royal Navy, HM Submarine L10. Brother of Thomas John Whybrow who also fell. Lived at 33, North Avenue, Southend. Died  4.10.1918. Aged 23. With no known grave he is commemorated at  CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, REF  28, KENT.

 

WHYBROW Thomas J.  Stoker, 1st Class, Royal Navy, HMS “Cressy”. Brother of Ernest George Whybrow who also fell. Husband of Ivy Whybrow, “Penang”, Sutton Road, Southend. Died 22.9.1914 Aged 22. Commemorated at CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, REF 6. (See Chapter “Loss of Lives at Sea” for details of HMS “Cressy” incident.)

 

WICKER  Alfred  John.  Private, East Surrey Regiment. Son of Mr + Mrs Wicker, 174, Westcliff Park Drive, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died (23)25.3.1918. Aged 28. With no known grave he is commemorated at ARRAS MEMORIAL, BAY 6, FRANCE.

 

WICKS Walter  H. Corporal, Oxfordshire + Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. An employee of Southend Council, Borough Surveyor’s Department. Died  26.8.1918. Aged 28. Buried at  BARO CEMETERY, NIGERIA.

 

WICKS William  A.C.  Able Seaman, Royal Navy, HMS “Searcher”. Son of Selina Wicks, 28, Elizabeth Villa, Fairleigh Drive, Leigh-on-Sea. Died, drowned having fallen from a gangplank whilst transferring ammunition in Scotland, 20.1.1919. Aged 23. His body was never found. With no known grave he is commemorated at  PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL,  REF 31, DEVON.

 

WIGGINS Albert  E. Private, Canadian Light Infantry. Brother of Reginald Harrold Wiggins who also fell. Son of E.H.Wiggins 99, Guildford Road, Southend. Died 15.4.1916. Aged 23. Buried at MENIN ROAD SOUTH MILITARY CEMETERY, GRAVE  I  J  21, BELGIUM.

 

WIGGINS Reginald  H. Private, Essex Regiment. Brother of Albert E.Wiggins who also fell. Son of E.H.Wiggins, 99,Guildford Road, Southend. Died  2.11.1917. Aged 19(20). Buried at GAZA WAR CEMETERY, GRAVE  XXII  B  5, ISRAEL.

 

WILDER James  R. Able Seaman, Royal Navy, HMS “Vanguard”. Son of William G. + Annie Wilder, 19, Cranleigh Drive, Leigh-on-Sea. Died  9.7.1917. Aged 19. With no known grave he is commemorated at  CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, REF 22 KENT. (See Chapter “Loss of Lives at Sea” for HMS “Vanguard” incident.)

 

WILDING  Walter  Private, Essex Regiment. Lived at 49, Old Southend Road, Southend. Died, from apoplexy,  at Mundesley 5.12.1915  Aged 56(58).  Buried at SOUTHEND (SUTTON ROAD) CEMETERY, GRAVE 3937.

WILKIN Edward  R.  Leading Seaman, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, Drake Battalion. Son of Robert + Mary Wilkin of Leigh-on-Sea. Died 9.7.1915  Aged 26. Buried at SKEW BRIDGE CEMETERY, SPECIAL MEMORIAL A 33, GALLIPOLI, TURKEY.

 

WILKINSON Henry. Private, Northamptonshire Regiment. Lived at 11, Maldon Road, Southend. Died  4.3.1917. Aged 23. With no known grave he is commemorated at THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, PIER + FACE  11A+11D, SOMME, FRANCE.

 

WILLIAMS Ernest Stanley. Rifleman, Queen’s Westminster Rifles. Born in Walthamstow he was the son of Edward + Rosa Williams, 9, St.Helen’s Road, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 1.7.1916  Aged 19. Buried at HEBUTERNE MILITARY CEMETERY, GRAVE  IV  J  6, FRANCE.

 

WILLIAMS John  L.  Sergeant, Machine Gun Corps. Lived at Westcliff-on-Sea. Died  20.9.1917. Aged 33. With no known grave he is commemorated at TYNE COT MEMORIAL, PANEL 154-159 + 163, BELGIUM.

 

WILLIAMS Walter  R. Private, Lincolnshire Regiment. Son of Mr + Mrs Williams, 86, St.Ann’s Road, Southend. Died  4.3.1917. Aged 19(20). With no known grave he is commemorated at THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, PIER + FACE  1C, SOMME, FRANCE.

 

WILLINGALE Frederick  Albert. Private, London Regiment. Lived at 41, Summercourt Road, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died  8.8.1918. Aged 20. With no known grave he is commemorated at VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, PANEL 10, FRANCE. He is also commemorated on the ESSEX YEOMANRY GREAT WAR MEMORIAL, CHELMSFORD CATHEDRAL.

 

WILLIS Cecil  George.  Rifleman, Queen’s Westminster Rifles. Son of Doctor George + Florence Willis, 35, Cobham Road, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 18.3.1915  Aged 21. Buried at HOUPLINES COMMUNAL CEMETERY  EXTENSION, GRAVE III  C  11, FRANCE. He was a former pupil of Southend High School for Boys.

 

WILLIS Walter G. Corporal, Middlesex Regiment. Son of Eliza Willis, 144, Salisbury Avenue, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 31.8.1918  Aged 27. With no known grave he is commemorated at VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, PANEL 8-9, FRANCE.

 

WILLOUGHBY Douglas H. Lance Corporal, Queen’s Own West Kent Regiment. Husband of Florence Willoughby, “Erlesmere”, Pembury Road, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 28.3.1918. Aged 34(35). With no known grave he is commemorated at POZIERES MEMORIAL, PANEL 58+59, FRANCE.

 

WILLSMER Reginald  C.  Rifleman, Rifle Brigade.  Son of H.W.Willsmer, 24, Eastwick Road, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died of pneumonia in a Northampton hospital, 27.10.1918. Aged 18. Buried at SOUTHEND (NORTH ROAD) CEMETERY, GRAVE D 317.

 

WILLSON Sydney  F.  Yeoman of Signals, Royal Navy, HMS “Black Prince”. Son of Thomas + Elizabeth Willson, 30, St.Mary’s Road, Prittlewell. Died 31.5.1916  Aged 34. Commemorated at PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, REF 14. (See Chapter “Loss of Lives at Sea” for details of HMS “Black Prince” incident.)


WILLSHER Victor G.  Rifleman, Royal Irish Rifles, Son of W.Wilsher, 30, Old Southend Road, Southend. Died 23.4.1916 Aged 18. Buried at ECOIVRES MILITARY CEMETERY, MONT-ST.ELOI, GRAVE I  F  5, FRANCE. He is also commemorated on a PLAQUE , Salvation Army Citadel, Clarence Road, Southend.

 

WILSHIN Frederick  S.  Private, London Regiment. Husband of Violet Wilshin, Tudor House, Ashleigh Drive, Leigh-on-Sea. Died 9.7.1916  Aged 36. Buried at TRANCHEE DE MECKNES CEMETERY, AIX-NOULETTE, GRAVE G 4, FRANCE.

 

WILSON Alfred. Lance Sergeant, Rifle Brigade. Died 20.9.1917. Aged 27. With no known grave he is commemorated at TYNE COT MEMORIAL, PANELS 145-147, BELGIUM. As a former serving Policeman he is also commemorated  on a PLAQUE in the gardens facing Southend Police Station, Victoria Avenue.

 

WILSON Charles W.  Private, Queen’s Royal West Surrey Regiment. Son of William Wilson, 24, Milton Road, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died of wounds 11.10.1918 Aged 19. Buried at ST.AUBERT BRITISH CEMETERY, GRAVE III  C  22, FRANCE.

 

WILSON John (Jack) Private, Essex Regiment. Lived at 193, North Road, Southend. Died,from exposure suffered at Dardanelles, on H.M.Hospital Ship “Massalia” 2(3).12.1915, Aged 26. With no known grave he is commemorated at HELLES MEMORIAL  PANEL 144-150 or  229-233, GALLIPOLI, TURKEY.

WILSON  Leonard  Edgar. Private, Royal Fusiliers. Lived at “Holborough”, Southbourne Grove, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died  19.3.1917.(16.4.1917) Aged 21. Buried at BEAURAINS ROAD CEMETERY, BEAURAINS, GRAVE D 12, FRANCE.

 

WILSON  Lewis Cyril. Private, Prince of  Wales Own Civil Service Rifles. Son of A.F. Wilson, 324a, Station Road, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 2.9.1918. Aged 19. Buried at PERONNE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, GRAVE V  L  30, FRANCE. He is also commemorated on the family grave, Leigh Cemetery, London Road, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex. He is also commemorated on an individual cross in St.Albans Church, St.Johns Road, Westcliff. He is also commemorated on the MEMORIAL PANELS, ST.SAVIOURS CHURCH, KING'S ROAD, WESTCLIFF-ON-SEA.

 

WILSON  Thomas  R. (T.Rowling) Lieutenant-Commander, Royal Naval Reserve, ss “Galicia”. Lived at “Wyvenhoe”, Silverdale Avenue, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 17.10.1917 from effects of exposure suffered during the sinking of ss”Galicia” on 12.5.1917. Buried at  BRAUNTON (ST.BRANNOCK) CHURCHYARD, SOUTH WEST OF CHURCH, DEVON.

 

WILTSHIRE  Thomas B.  Air Mechanic, 2nd Class, Royal Air Force. Son of Ernest W. Wiltshire, 10, Leigh Park Road, Leigh-on-Sea. Died 4.4.1918. Aged 24. Buried at GENTELLES COMMUNAL CEMETERY, GRAVE 10, FRANCE.

 

WINTER  Donald Gunn.  Staff Quartermaster Sergeant, Army Service Corps. Son of James +  Elspeth Winter, 2, Westborough Road, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died of heat stroke, 17.7.1917  Aged 32. Buried at BASRA WAR CEMETERY, GRAVE  VI  O  22, IRAQ. He is also commemorated on the family grave, Southend (Sutton Road) Cemetery. He is also commemorated on the following memorials:- Avenue Road Baptist Church, Westcliff-on-Sea; St.Saviours Church, Kings Ro0ad, Westcliff-on-Sea; London Road School Memorial (Hamlet Court School) Mayflower Public House, leigh-on-Sea.

 

WINTERFORD Alfred W. – see “SPIEGL Alfred.

 

WOOD  Evelyn  A.  Lance Sergeant, Australian Infantry. Son of Mr C.H.Wood, “White Heather”, Rectory Grove, Leigh-on-Sea. He had emigrated to Australia and enlisted there. Died  12.10.1916. Aged 39. Contracted a cold at training camp which developed into pneumonia. Buried at TIDWORTH MILITARY CEMETERY, GRAVE C.207, WILTSHIRE.

 

WOOD  Frederick  T. (Thomas  F.) Rifleman, King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Lived at 41, New Road, Leigh-on-Sea. Died 17.9.1916. Aged 32. With no known grave he is commemorated at THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, PIER + FACE  13A + 13B, SOMME, FRANCE.

 

WOOD  George J.  Private, Essex Regiment. Son of Mr + Mrs H.E.Wood, 77, Hartington Road, Southend. Died 1.7.1916  Aged 20. Buried at KNIGHTSBRIDGE CEMETERY, MESNIL-HARTINSART, GRAVE D  42, FRANCE.

 

WOOD  Gordon  Private, Australian Infantry. Lived at Rectory Road, Leigh-on-Sea. Died  18.3.1918. Aged 34. Buried at LARCH WOOD (RAILWAY CUTTING) CEMETERY, GRAVE Sp.Mem. A.13, BELGIUM.

 

WOOD  James  J.  T.  Lance-Sergeant, Essex Regiment. Son of Mrs E.Wood, 82, Salisbury Avenue, Prittlewell. Died  3.4.1917. Aged 20. Buried at PHILOSOPHE BRITISH CEMETERY, MAZINGARBE, GRAVE  I  N  29, FRANCE.


WOOD  James Thomas George. Rifleman, Kings Royal Rifle Corps. Only son of Thomas George + Elizabeth Townsend Wood. Died 21.3.1918 Age 22. With no known grave he is commemorated at POZIERES MEMORIAL, PANEL 61-4, SOMME, FRANCE.

 

WOOD  Reginald G.  Private, East Kent Regiment, The Buffs. Lived at Leigh-on-Sea. Died 3.9.1916. Aged 19. With no known grave he is commemorated at THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, PIER + FACE  5D, SOMME, FRANCE.

 

WOOD Sydney  Edgar. Private, Royal Fusiliers. Son of Mr + Mrs J. Wood, 37, Southview Drive, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died of dysentery 15.7(8).1917. Aged 27. Buried at DAR-ES-SALAAM WAR CEMETERY, GRAVE 3  C  7, TANZANIA.

 

WOODS  Albert  E.  Private, Machine Gun Corps. Lived at Salisbury Avenue, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died  4.8.1916. Aged 26. Buried at DIVE COPSE BRITISH CEMETERY, SAILLY-LE-SEC, GRAVE  II  D  39, FRANCE.

 

WOODS  Bert.  Rifleman, King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Husband of Agnes Woods, 502, London Road, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 24(25).6.1917  Aged 24. Buried at LAGNICOURT HEDGE CEMETERY, GRAVE  I  B  12, FRANCE.

 

WOODS  W.B.   Lance Corporal, Canadian Field Artillery. Lived at Southchurch Beach, Southchurch.  Died  23.6.1916. Aged 23. Buried at  BEDFORD HOUSE CEMETERY, ENCLOSURE NO.4, GRAVE  I  Q  1, BELGIUM.

 

WOOLF  Ernest  Edward. Private, Royal Dublin Fusiliers. Lived at 18, Tudor Road, Prittlewell. Died  18.8.1917. Aged 36(38). With no known grave he is commemorated at  TYNE COT MEMORIAL, PANEL  144-145, BELGIUM. He is also commemorated on the Memorial Window, St.Nicholas Church, Canewdon, Essex.

 

WOOL(L)HEAD  William  A.  Private, London Regiment. Son of Albert Woolhead, “Crawford”, 6, Hainault Avenue, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 7.10.1916  Aged (26)27. With no known grave he is commemorated at THIEPVAL MEMORIAL PIER + FACE 9C, 9D, 12C +13C, FRANCE.


WOOLVERTON Arthur Wellesley. Private, Royal Army Medical Corps. A native of Southend he died 4.6.1917 Aged (24)26. Buried at ST. LEGER BRITISH CEMETERY, PAS DE CALAIS, GRAVE  E.  26, FRANCE. He is also commemorfated on the Billericay War memorial, Billericay, Essex.

 

WORDLEY James  Thomas. George.  Private, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Lived at Fairfax Drive, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died  4.10.1917. Aged 19. With no known grave he is commemorated at TYNE COT MEMORIAL, PANEL 23-28 + 163A, BELGIUM. He is also commemorated on the family grave, Sutton Road Cemetery, Southend.

 

WORDSWORTH Roderic G.  Private, Essex Regiment. Lived at Leigh-on-Sea. Died 10.8.1918 Aged 31. With no Known grave he is commemorated at VIS-EN-ARTOI MEMORIAL, PANEL 7, FRANCE.

 

WRAITH  A. Private, Canadian Infantry. Formerly lived in Southend, having emigrated to Stratford, Ontario in 1911 and enlisted there. Died 16.6.1915. Aged 19. Buried at LILLERS COMMUNAL CEMETERY, GRAVE  II  C  32, FRANCE.

 

WREN  Edward. Sapper, Royal Engineers. Son of Frederick + Kate Wren, 1, Scratton Road, Southend. Died 1.8.1917 Aged 18(19). With no known grave he is commemorated at YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, PANEL 9, BELGIUM.

 

WRIGHT Alan Henry. Able Seaman, Mercantile Marine Reserve, HM Yacht “Rhiannon” Son of Henry + Ellen Wright , 24, Old Southend Road, Southend. Died 20.7.1915 Aged 27. Commemorated at PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, REF 9 (See Chapter “Loss of Lives at Sea” for H.M.Y.”Rhiannon” incident.) He was a former pupil of Southend High School for Boys. He is also commemorated on the family grave, St. John's Church, Church Road, Southend.

 

WRIGHT Alfred T.  Private, Essex Regiment. Lived at 10, Essex Street, Southend. Died 21.10.1914. Aged 21. Buried at STRAND MILITARY CEMETERY, GRAVE  IX  E  4, BELGIUM.

 

WRIGHT Frank Horatio. Private, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Lived at Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 2.5.1917. Aged 38. I can find no record of him on C.W.G.C. Website.

 

WRIGHT George. Private, Essex Regiment. Son of Herbert + Mary Wright , formerly of 31, Coleman Street, Prittlewell. Husband of Victoria Wright (nee Brooks), 10, Newlands Road, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 30.11.1917 Age 31. Commemorated at SPECIAL MEMORIAL, MARCOING COMMUNAL CEMETERY, NORD, FRANCE.

 

WRIGHT Lawrence L.  Private, Queen’s Own Royal West Kent Regiment. Son of Frederick + Thora Wright, 67, Hartington Road, Southend. Husband of Nellie Wright, 21, Hartington Road, Southend. Died 31.7.1917  Aged(31) 33. With no known grave he is commemorated at YPRES (MENIN GATE( MEMORIAL, PANEL 45-47, BELGIUM.

 

WRIGHT Sidney. Rifleman, Queen Victoria’s Rifles. Brother of Wilfred Edward (Edward W.) Wright who also fell. Lived at 10, Avenue Road, Southend. Died  20.4.1915. Aged 26. With no known grave he is commemorated at  YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, PANEL 54, BELGIUM.

 

WRIGHT Wilfred  E.( Edward W.) Private, Bedfordshire Regiment. Brother of Sidney Wright who also fell. Lived at 3, Park Street, Southend. Died 13.11.1916(1917). Aged 36. Buried at ANCRE BRITISH CEMETERY, BEAUMONT-HAMEL, GRAVE  VII  E  51, FRANCE.

 

WRIGHT William H.  Private, Essex Regiment. Son of George + Harriett Wright, 53, Colchester Road, Southend. Died of wounds 22.4.1917  Aged 20. Buried at DUISANS BRITISH CEMETERY, ETRUN, GRAVE II  P  17, FRANCE.

 

WRIGHT William  W. Private, Norfolk Regiment. Lived at Southend. Died 18.9.1918. Aged 22. Buried at BRIE BRITISH CEMETERY, GRAVE  I  B  8, FRANCE.

 

WYLIE James  H. Sapper, Royal Engineers. Lived at 12, Leigh Hall Road, Leigh-on-Sea. Died  19.8.1916. Aged(25)32. With no known grave he is commemorated at ARRAS MEMORIAL, BAY 1, FRANCE.


Since I began this researchc project an additional Plaque has been placed with the original one in Priory Park. It lists the following 'ADDITIONS TO SOUTHEND WAR MEMORIAL , THE GREAT WAR' It lists the following information:-


Private WILLIAM JAMES OLIVER, 1st Batallion, Essex Regiment.

Corporal PEARL VICTOR HARROD, 1st/4th Batallion, Essex Regiment, Age 36.

Sapper GEORGE HENRY NINNES, Royal Engineers, Age 24

Sergeant ALFRED TANNER, Royal Garrison Artillery, Age 30

Driver ARTHUR SIDNEY BLACKSHAW, 119th Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery, Age 29.


The last four namwes listed all have gravestones in Holy Trinity Churchyard, Southchurchand their full details appear in that section.


William james OLIVER was born in Maldon and on 1911 census he is an unmarried Lodger, living at 97a, East Street, Prittlewell.

In 1912 he married Jane Grinham @ Rochford District and in 1913 their only child Kathleen Oliver was born.

                                                                                      

2.PRITTLEWELL "ROLL OF HONOUR" St.Marys Church , Victoria Avenue,Prittlewell.

The Names listed thereon:-

ABBOTT W.,ANDERSON E.E.,ANDERSON W.A.,ANDERSON W.C.,AXCELL A.E.,BACON P.W.,BACON T.,BAKER A.,BAKER T.* BANWELL J.,BARBER H.*,BARBER W.,BARKER W.*,BARKHAM F.A.,BARNES C.G.,BARNES H.,BARNARD J.,BARRETT W.,      BARTON D.,BAXTER W.,BEATWELL A.*,BENDIX E.,BENFIELD G.V.,BERRY H.M.,BERRY W.,BEVIS F.H.,BIRCH E.C.*,        BLACKBURN S.G., BLAKE R.J.A.,BODDINGTON F.V,.BOOTH W.H.,BOULEZ J.,BOX R.G. BOYLE P.,BRADFORD A.J.G., BRIDGE C., BROWN A.L., BROWN J.W.,BURNARD F., BUTCHER C.J.,BYSOUTH A.J.CARTWRIGHT F.*,CASHIN J.CASSINI R.F.,CHURCH A.W.J.,CLARK A.,CLARK A.J.S., CLARK W., CLARKE S.B.,CLAYTON A.,COLLINS L.F.,COLLIS A.,COMPTON(no initial)*,COOK A.,COOK W.,COOKE A.,COOPER G.W., COOPER J*.,CORBET R.*, CRACKNELL H.,CRAME F.G.,CREASEY A.,CROSS L.C.,CULHAM E.,CULPIN G.,DAVISON R.C.J.         DAWES B.T.,DAWSON W.,DEATH H.,DEED H.,DEER A.J.,DINE F.P.DOWNMAN L., DRUITT H.*, DUMPER R.,  DUNN D.*,DUNN E.* DURRANT F.G.,EDWARDS J., ELSEY F.R., EVA F.,EVERINGHAM J.,EVERETT J.,FIELD C.L.,FINDEN W.J., FRANKLIN F.,     FREEMAN H..,FULLER A.E.,GAME R.F.*, GAY H.*, GODDARD A.,GOOD H.J.,GOODALE J.F.,GOODY M.E.,GOSS F.J., GRANT S.R., GRAY H., GREENHAM A.,GRIFFITHS O., GUARD J.* ,GURTON E.,HARLEY R.,HARPER F.J.HARRISON G.,HARRISON N.F, HART S., HAYLETT J.*,HAYWARD B.B.HEASMAN A.J.,HEELEY V.,HICKLENTON D.S.   HICKS B.J.,HICKS W.S.,HILLIARD P.J.,  HINDS A.E., HODGSON A.G.,HOOKER A.,HORLEY W., HOUGHTON C.J.,HOUGHTON E.J. *, HOWARD J.A., HOWE A.H., HUDSON A.H.W., HUGHES A.,HUNT A.W.HUNT L.L.HUNT W., HYDE E.J.,HYNDS P.R. HYNDS W.E.,JACKSON C.F.S.,JAMES H.,JAY M.H.,JEFFERY P.,JEFFREYS A.,JENKYN L.H., JOHNSON H.E., JOLLY W.H. JONES G.G.,JOYCE T.G.,KATES A.E.(E.A.)KETLEY C.W.,KING H.D.,LAMB P.,LANDQUIST T.E.,LANE J.* LANGLEY G.W.,  LAST H. LAST S.F. LAYZELL E.L., LEMAITRE A.H.,LILEY H.F.,LINDSAY W.H.,LITTLE G.A.,LOVELL W.*,MANN H.W, MARLOW A.,MARLOWE E.H..,MARTIN E.,MASKELL E., MATTHEWS R.,MCKAY A.T.*,MCKAY F.C.*,MERCER J.W.E. MERRYFIELD F. MILLS E.H., MILLS S.F.*,MITCHELL O.J.,MORETON N.H., NEWSON R.W., NORWOOD C.,OVITT C.*,OVERTON F.,OVERTON H., OVITTS P.G., PANTON W.G.,PARKER G., PATMAN J.F., PATTENDEN A.,PAYNE A.,PEARCE W.,PEELING A.W.,PETT W.J. ,   PIERCE R.H.M.,  PIPER C.D.,POLLARD A.,PONDER R.  PUNT W., PUNT W.G.*,RADFORD A.V.,RABY L.F.,RANSON S.C.,  RASMUSSEN J.*,REED V., RIVERS L.,ROBINSON T.,ROLLINSON E.,SARGENT A.* ,SAUNDERS R.F.,SAVILL L.S., SHELLEY H.L., SIDWELL J.J.* SIMMONS E.W., SIMONS G.*,SIMPSON L.R.*,SKINNER F.W.,SLATER W.C., SMITH F.P,SMITH W. SOAL F.,  STAMMERS F.G.,STARLING F.W.,   STAINES C.W. STEBBING T.G.*,STEWARD F.W., TANNER A., TAYLOR D.V., TAYLOR H.W.,TAYLOR M.C., THEEDOM H.,THEOBALD T., THIPTHORPE F.E.TOOKEY J.H.,TOON R.,TRUMAN A.,TUCKER F.W.,UTTING P.E., UTTON B.A., VIDLER K.A.,WALSHAM H. WATKINS H.,WATTS W.F.M.,WATERMAN A.P.,WEBB J.T.,WEBBER H.W.T.,WHITE R.C.H.,  WHITEHEAD D.,WHYBROW T.,WILLIS W.G., WILLSON S.F., WILSON J., WITNEY J.*, WOOD J.,WOODS J.C.*, WOODS A.E.,   WOODS W.,WOOLF E.A.,WRIGHT A.G.*,WRIGHT W.H.   

The  names denoted by * are not on the Southend “Roll of Honour”. For the remainder please see the "Southend Roll of Honour” Section above for their details.

 

Herewith the  names listed only on the Prittlewell, St.Mary’s Church, “Roll of Honour”:-

 

BAKER  T.    No definite details found – May be T. Baker, 2nd Lieutenant, London Regiment. Died 10.4.1917.

 

BARBER  H.  Private, Essex Regiment. Lived in Prittlewell. Died 12.10.1916. With no known grave he is commemorated at          THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, PIER + FACE 10D, SOMME, FRANCE.

 

BARKER  W.  No definite details found. May be William Barker formerly of 7, Swanage Road, Prittlewell.

 

BEATWELL  A   Lance Corporal, Essex Regiment. Died 18.11.1914. Aged 28. Buried at TROIS ARBRES CEMETERY, GRAVE II  R 4-5, STEENWERCK, FRANCE.

 

BIRCH  F.G.   Corporal, Royal Fusiliers. The only son of Robert George + Catherine Mary Birch, 23, Balmoral Road, Southend. Died, in France, of pneumonia  15.2.1917. Aged 21. Buried at GROVE TOWN CEMETERY, MAULTE, GRAVE  III  B  45, FRANCE.


BRIDGE  C. (Charles)  No details found.

 

BRYANT C. Rifleman, Rifle Brigade. Died 30.3.1918. With no known grave he is commemorated at POZIERES MEMORIAL PANELS 81-84, FRANCE.

 

CARTWRIGHT  F. Sergeant, Lancashire Fusiliers. Lived in Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 25.8.1918. Buried at ADANAC MILITARY CEMETERY, MIRAUMONT, GRAVE VII  C  1, FRANCE.

 

COMPTON   May be John HughCompton, Private, East Surrey Regiment. Son of Hugh + Flora Compton,“Rosedale”, Central Avenue,  Southend. Died 25.4.1915. Aged 17. With no known grave he is commemorated at YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, PANEL 34, YPRES, BELGIUM. He is also commemorated on the Hadleigh (Essex) War Memorial.

 

COOPER James. Private, Essex Regiment. Lived at Leigh-on-Sea. Died 6.8.1915 at Gallipoli, Aged 38.

 

CORBET  R.   No details found

 

DRUITT  H.   No definite details found. May be H.Drew, Sergeant, Durham Light Infantry. Died 5.11.1916, Somme, France.

 

DUMPER Robert. Private, 16th Queens Lancers. Died 8(18).11.1916 Aged 30. Buried at BAZENTIN-LE-PETIT MILITARY CEMETERY, GRAVE C 8, FRANCE.

 

DUNN  D.     No details found

 

DUNN  E.      Sergeant, Suffolk Regiment. Lived in Hadleigh. Died 4.12.1914. Aged 32. With no known grave he is commemorated at YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, PANEL 21, YPRES, BELGIUM.

 

EVA Frederick M. Private, Royal Army Ordnance Corps. Son of  Mrs. Eva, 36, Stromness Road, Southend. Died of pneumonia in Hastings Military Hospital, 7.11.1918. Buried at HASTINGS CEMETERY, GRAVE II DD J21, SUSSEX.

 

GAME  R.F.   2nd Lieutenant, Royal Highlanders. Husband of Lilian Game, 15, Albion Road, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died  10.10.1918. Aged 35. Buried at RAMLEH  WAR CEMETERY, GRAVE CC 12, ISRAEL.

 

GAY  H.         No definite details found. May be A.Gay, Sergeant, Royal Fusiliers. Died 27.3.1916. in Belgium.

 

GUARD  J.     No details found

 

HAYLETT  James.  Private, Royal Fusiliers. Son of Robert + Emily Haylett of Southend. Died 30.8.1915. Aged 30. Buried at BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY, PAS-DE-CALAIS, GRAVE VIII  B  75, FRANCE.


HILLEARD (HILLIARD) Paul James. Rifleman, London Regiment, The Rangers. Son of James + Eva Hilleard, 17, Winter Street, Southchurch Beach, Southchurch. Died 24.4.1915  Age 21. With no known grave he is commemorated at YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, PANEL 54, YPRES, BELGIUM.

 

HOUGHTON  E.J.  Lance Corporal, Essex Regiment. Husband of Emily Houghton, 180,Brightwell Avenue, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died  28.4.1915. Aged 35. With no known grave he is commemorated at HELLES MEMORIAL PANEL 144-150 or 229-233, TURKEY.

 

JAY  Michael Henry. (Birth surname 'JACOBS') Rifleman, Kings Royal Rifle Corps. Only son of Joseph + Abigail Jacobs. Died 3.9.1916 Age 18. With no known grave he is commemoarted at THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, PIER + FACE 13a + 13B, SOMME, FRANCE.


LANE  J.       No definite details found. May be James Lane formerly of Glenmore Street, Southend.

 

LOVELL  W.    No definitive details found. May be William Lovell formerly of 21, St.Ann’s Road, Southend. 

 

MARLOW Arthur. Private, Essex Regiment. Lived in Southend. Died 3.7.1918 Aged 20. With no known grave he is commemorated at THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, PIER+FACE 10D, SOMME, FRANCE.

 

MCKAY  A.T.   Company Sergeant Major, London Regiment. Husband of Lilian Mary McKay, Wenham  Drive, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died 26.9.1917. Aged 32. With no known grave he is commemorated at TYNE COT MEMORIAL, PANEL 151-152 + 163A, BELGIUM. 

 

MCKAY  F.C.   Bombardier, Royal Field Artillery. Died 31.5.1915. Buried at HOOGE CRATER CEMETERY, GRAVE  XVI  A  10, BELGIUM.

 

MILLS  S.F.      There is  one “MILLS  S.F.” on C.W.G.C. :- Private, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 13.11.1919. Buried at GLASNEVIN (ST.MOBHIS) CHURCH OF IRELAND CHURCHYARD, GRAVE IN  NORTH WEST PART, EIRE.

 

NOVITT  C.     No details found       

 

PUNT  W.G.    DISTINGUISHED SERVICE MEDAL. Petty Officer, Stoker, Royal Navy, HMS “Laertes”. Son of Mr.T.Punt, 48, Salisbury Avenue, Westcliff-on-Sea. Died  6.5.1916. Aged 34. He is buried at CHATHAM CEMETERY, GRAVE HH 921, KENT. (See Chapter “Loss of Lives at Sea” for HMS “Laertes” incident.)

 

RASMUSSEN  J.   Sergeant, Rifle Brigade. Died 18.5.1915. With no known grave he is commemorated at YPRES (MENIN GATE)  MEMORIAL, PANEL 46-48 + 50, YPRES, BELGIUM.

 

ROBINSON Thomas J. Private, Royal Army Medical Corps., Son of Thomas + Maud Robinson, 36, Ilfracombe Road, Southend. Died of wounds 2.10.1918 Aged 22. Buried at DADIZEELE NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, MOORSLEDE, GRAVE III  E  12, BELGIUM.

 

SARGENT  A.    No definitive details found. May be Arthur Sargent formerly of 4, Needham Villas, Gainsborough Drive, Prittlewell

 

SIDWELL  J.J.   No details found

 

SIMONS  G.      No definite details found. May be Guy Simons formerly of 25, St.Mary’s Road, Prittlewell.

 

SIMPSON  L.R.  Private, Worcestershire Regiment. Died 18.10.1916. Aged 23. With no known grave he is commemorated at THIEPVAL MEMORIAL,  PIER + FACE 5A + 6C, SOMME, FRANCE.

 

STEBBING  T.G.  No details found


TANNER Alfred. Gunner, Royal Garrison Artillery. Born in Ham, Surrey, in the 1911 Census he was serving at Shoeburyness barracks with the Royal Garrison Artillery. Husband of Jessie Emily Tanner (nee Skingsley) and father of Robert D. Tanner (Born in 1918), 'Welcombe', Lonsdale Road, Southchurch. Died 10.1.1920 Age 30. He is buried at HOLY TRINITY CHURCHYARD, SOUTHCHURCH BOULEVARD, SOUTHCHURCH and is listed on their Memorial Board inside the church.

 

TRUMAN  Arthur C. Wireless Operator, Mercantile Marine, ss "Minniehaha". Died 7.9.1917 Aged 31. (See Chapter "Loss of Lives at Sea" for ss "Minniehaha" incident.

 

WITNEY  Harold  C.   Lance Sergeant, Royal Fusiliers. Son of William Jesse + Minnie Sophia Witney, 26, Park Avenue, Chelmsford. Lived at Westcliff. Died in France 18.11.1916. With no known grave he is commemorated at THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, PIER+FACE 8C, 9A + 16A, SOMME, FRANCE. He is also commemorated on the Civic Centre Memorial, Chelmsford and the Chelmsford Parish Great War Memorial, Chelmsford Cathedral

 

WOOD J. Lance Sergeant, Essex Regiment. Son of Mrs.E.Wood, 82, Salisbury Avenue, Southend. Died 3.4.1917. Buried at PHILOSOPHE BRITISH CEMETERY, MAZINGARBE, GRAVE I  N  29, FRANCE.

 

WOOD  J.G. Private, Essex Regiment. Lived at North Street, Prittlewell. Son of H. + Mrs. E. Wood, 77, Hartington Road, Southend. Died 1.7.1916. at Beaumont-Hamel. Aged 20. Buried at KNIGHTSBRIDGE CEMETERY, MESNIN-MARTINSART, GRAVE D.42, FRANCE.

 

WOOD(S)  W. Lance Corporal, Canadian Infantry. Son of Thomas Wood(s) of Southend. Died 23.6.1916 Aged 22. He had emigrated to Canada and enlisted there. Buried at RENINGHELST NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, POPERINGE, GRAVE I  H  9, BELGIUM.

 

WRIGHT  W.H.  Private, Essex Regiment. Son of George + Harriett Wright,  53, Colchester Road, Prittlewell. Died  22.4.1917. Age 20.  Buried at  DUISANS CEMETERY, GRAVE II  P  17,  ETRUN, FRANCE.

 

"They went with songs to the battle, they were young.Straight of limb, true of eyes, steady and aglow.They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted,They fell with their faces to the foe.


They shall not grow old as we that are left grow old. Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning we will remember them."