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ALTHORNE WAR MEMORIAL

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Compiled and copyright © Martin Edwards 2005

Althorne war memorial takes the form of a metal plaque in wooden surround that is build into a shelter with public seating. It stands at the crossroads of Main Road and Station Road. The memorial itself is very ornate with writing along the sides and the base as well as the main dedication in the centre.
Photographs Copyright © Andy Pay 2005

ALTHORNE ALSO SENT FORTH (...) TO FIGHT THAT YE MIGHT INHERIT FREEDOM AND PEACE WITH VICTORY HONOUR THEREFORE THOSE WHO DIED UNTO THIS END

1914 - 1919 /
THEY WERE A WALL UNTO US
BOTH BY DAY AND NIGHT

ALDOUS

E J W

Ordinary Seaman J/51025, H.M.S. "Pembroke", Royal Navy. Died 5th April 1916. Aged 20. Son of Mary Ada Aldous, of 93, Rose Valley, Brentwood, and the late Edwin Aldous. Born at Epping. Buried in LONDON ROAD CEMETERY, BRENTWOOD, Essex. Section M. Grave 43.

BOURNE

J H

No further information currently available

BURGE, MC MM

Philip Scott

[Listed as P G BURGE on memorial] Captain, Royal Air Force. Died 24th July 1918. Aged 23. Son of William A. and Grace Burge, of 82, Holbein House, Sloane Square, London. Native of Potters Bar, Middlesex. Brother of Leonard, below. Awarded the Miltary Cross (M.C.) and the Military Medal (M.M.). Buried in DUD CORNER CEMETERY, LOOS, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row C. Grave 1.

BURGE

Leonard Oliver

Sergeant STK/41, 10th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 11th July 1916. Aged 23. Born Potters Bar, enlisted London, resident Althorne. Son of William A. and Grace Burge. Native of Potters Bar, Middlesex. Brother of Philip, above. Buried in POZIERES BRITISH CEMETERY, OVILLERS-LA BOISSELLE, Somme, France. Plot III. Row E. Grave 5.

CHAPMAN

Charles Lemuel

Private 25973, 8th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action 12th October 1917. Aged 19. Born Leicester, enlisted Warley, resident Lower Althorne. Son of Walter and Alice Chapman, of Lower Althorne, Chelmsford. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 79 to 80 and 163A.

CLARKE

Joseph Richard

Rifleman 372328, 8th (City of Lodnon) Battalion (Post Office Rifles). Died of wounds 8th December 1917. ENlisted Burnham-on-Crouch, resident Upper Althorne. Buried in ACHIET-LE-GRAND COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row B. Grave 21.

COLE

John

Private 52326, 1st Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 21st March 1918. Aged 21. Born Althorne, enlisted Southend, resident Maldon. Son of William and Emma Cole, of Mayland, Endway, Upper Althorne, Maldon, Essex. Buried in JEANCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Aisne, France. Plot VI. Row B. Grave 6.

HALLS

Charles Ernest

Private 26517, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds 27th April 1918. Aged 31. Born Stratford, enlisted Warley. Son of Frederick Charles and Susan Jane Halls, of Stanleybank, Althorne, nr. Maldon, Essex; husband of A. J. Halls, of "Ivydene," Grove Hill, South Woodford, Essex. Buried in AIRE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row G. Grave 15.

HARVEY

W

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LOW

W

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MONK

W

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MONK

F

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SCRIVENER

W

probably Walter SCRIVENER, Private 8229, 2nd Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 23rd October 1914. Aged 29. Born Billericay, enlisted and resident Maldon. Husband of Christinia Scrivener, of 29, Church St., Maldon, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 7.

SPENCER-SMITH

Charles Owen

Captain, 16th (County of London) Battalion (Queen's Westminster Rifles), London Regiment attached 21st Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Died of wounds 3rd August 1917. Aged 37. Son of Charles Spencer-Smith, of The Dower House, Woldhurstlea, Ifield, Sussex. Buried in GODEWAERSVELDE BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot I. Row C. Grave 13.

SPENCER-SMITH

Martin

Second Lieutenant, 1st/16th (County of London) Battalion (Queen's Westminster Rifles). Killed in action 10th September 1916. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 13 C.

TAYLOR

James

Private 5738, 1st/23rd (County of London) Battalion, London Regiment. Killed in action 15th September 1916. Born Shammer, Norfolk, enlisted Southminster, resident Upper Althorne. Formerly 24703, Essex Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 9 D 9 C 13 C and 12 C.

TAYLOR

Herbert

Private T/202521, 10th (R. East Kent and West Kent Yeomanry) Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action 13th September 1918. Born at Watton, Norfolk, about 1890, resident Althorne, Essex and Malden, Essex, and enlisted at Southend-on-Sea, Essex. Buried in STE. EMILIE VALLEY CEMETERY, VILLERS-FAUCON, Somme, France. Plot III. Row A. Grave 7.

TWIN, MM

Jack Escott

[Spelt TWINN on SDGW and CWGC] Corporal B/200487, 13th Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Died of wounds 9th May 1918. Aged 31. Born Althorne, enlisted Maldon, resident Lower Althorne. Son of Annie Hazell, of Lower Althorne, Maldon, Essex. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). Formerly 21126, Essex Regiment. Buried in BAGNEUX BRITISH CEMETERY, GEZAINCOURT, Somme, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 1.

WHITING

E

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GOSLING

G F

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SAWYER

Frederick Charles Archibald

Pilot Officer 174215, 434 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 29th July 1944. Aged 22. Son of Frederick and Sarah Sawyer; husband of Patricia Sawyer, of Birmingham. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 212.

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