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ALRESFORD WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Transcribed and Researched Ernie Rusdale 2004

The Arlesford memorial takes the form of a wheel cross on a tapering shaft atop a plinth with a single-step base. The whole is surrounded by a chain link fence and stands beside the road. The inscription is on the front face of the shaft and the World War 1 and 2 inscriptions on the plinth. The names here have been sorted intom alphabetical order for ease of reading and research.

Photograph Copyright © John Hendry 2015

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN HONOURED
MEMORY OF
THE ALRESFORD MEN
WHO FELL IN THE
GREAT WAR
1914-1919

ARNOLD Herbert
Private SD/5872, 11th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 21 October 1916. Born Alresford, enlisted Colchester. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 7 C.
BACON [Sidney] Roger [Claude]
Rifleman 552660, 1/16th Battalion (Queens Westminster Rifles), London Regiment. Killed in acion 28 March 1918. Aged 24. Born Alresford, enlisted Westminster, resident Clapton. Son of Charles William and M. Bacon, of Alresford, Colchester, and 62, St. Albans Rd., Seven Kings. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 10.
BUTTON Leslie George
Private 23533, 11th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 23 April 1916. Born Thorrington, enlisted Colchester, resident Alresford. Buried in ESSEX FARM CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row L Grave 20.
FRANKLIN John [Edward]
Private 202154, 4th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died 27 October 1918. Aged 25. Son of Mrs. Susan Sadler, of Dormer Cottage, Alresford, Colchester. Buried in ST. PETER CHURCHYARD, ALRESFORD, Essedx.
GARRAD William
Ordinary Seaman J/37841, H.M.S. Indefatigable, Royal Navy. Lost with his ship at the Batte of Jutalnd 31 May 1916. Aged 18. Son of Charles and Sarah Ann Garrad, of Marsh Farm, Alresford, Colchester, Essex. No known grave, Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 13.
GRIMWOOD John Chisnell
Lieutenant 5th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment attached to 2nd/5th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Died 3 December 1917. Aged 28. Son of William and Mary Elizabeth Grimwood, of Alresford, Essex; husband of Alice Grimwood, of 96, Military Rd., Colchester. No known grave. Commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France. Panel 4.
McKINLEY Percy Edward
Private 16957, 9th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 17 July 1917. Aged 22. Born Fulham, Middlesex, enlisted Colchester, resident Alresford. Son of Mrs. E. McKinley, of Station Rd., Alresford, Colchester. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7.
MITCHELL Percy [George]
Private 15399, 11th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died of wounds 18 November 1915. Born and resident Alresford, enlisted Colchester. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 39.
PRICHARD [Frederick] Giles
Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Died 9 August 1915. Aged 23. Son of the Rev. Charles Collwyn Prichard, M.A., Rector of Alresford. His brother Rowland George Prichard also fell (see below). Buried in ST. PETER CHURCHYARD, ALRESFORD, Essex.
PRICHARD Rowland [George]
Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 24 April 1915. Aged 19. Son of the Rev. Charles Collwyn Prichard, M.A., Rector of Alresford, Essex His brother Frederick Giles Prichard also fell (see above). No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 21.
RICE Charles
Essex Regiment probably Charles Henry RICE, Private 16573, 9th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 18 October 1915. Aged 35. Born Hawkswell, Essex, enlisted Southend-on-Sea, resident EastWood, Essex. Husband of Celia Rice, of Stanley Lodge, Eastwood, Southend-on-Sea. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 85 to 87.
RICE Frederick
Private 40585, 9th [SDGW] or 11th [CWGC] Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 30 December 1916. Aged 31. Enlisted Colchester, resident Alresford. Son of Arthur James Rice, of Alresford Ford, Colchester. Buried in CAMBRIN CHURCHYARD EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Plot/Row/Section T. Grave 8.
1939 45 WAR
COX Harry Douglas
Gunner 1141219, 56 Heavey Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 27 April 1943. Aged 24. Son of Charles H. and Martha M. Cox, of Alresford, Essex. Buried in MEDJEZ-EL-BAB WAR CEMETERY, Tunisia. Plot 4. Row H. Grave 12.
ELLIS Jack William
Sapper 2158878, 702 Artisan Works Company, Royal Engineers. Died 19 February 1943. Aged 26. Son of Frank and Ellen Ellis; husband of Nancy May Ellis, of Alresford, Essex. Buried in MEDJEZ-EL-BAB WAR CEMETERY, Tunisia. Plot 6. Row E. Grave 19.
HART Kenneth David
Private 14392193, 4th Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Died 10 July 1944. Aged 19. Son of James William Crabb Hart and Rebecca Hart, of Alresford, Essex. Buried in BANNEVILLE-LA-CAMPAGNE WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Plot Xi. Row E. Grave 7.
PRYKE Harry Robert
Sapper 1890845, 560 Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died as a Prisoner of War of the Japanese 12 September 1944. Aged 25. Son of Samuel Frederick and Mabel Miriam May Pryke, of Alresford, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Column 41.
WERNHAM Robert George
Sergeant 924112 (Observer), 115 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 26 September 1941. Buried in SAGE WAR CEMETERY, Niedersachsen, Germany. Plot 4. Row D. Grave 4.

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