War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Researched Martin Edwards & Andy Pay
war memorial in village, but chapel dedicated in church. Here we have
St. Nicholas church, the full stained church in the chapel,on the
right hand side of the stained glass is a wooden plaque remembering
the World War 2 dead, at the bottom of the windows in the glass is
the names of the World War 1 dead.
Copyright © Andy Pay 2004
NO MAN THAN THIS
THAT A MAN LAY
DOWN HIS LIFE
FOR HIS FRIENDS
IN MEMORY OF
231005, 50th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Alberta Regiment).
Died 18th August 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 32. Born 17th
April 1886 in London. Chaffeur by trade. Part of Canadian Militia
when he enlisted 10th February 1916 at Edmonton, age 30 years,
passed as fit on 12th February 1916. Height 5 feet 9½ inches,
girth 36 inches, complexion clear, eyes brown, hair dark, religion
Church of England. Husband of Annie Barrett, of "Hyde Wood,"
Rochford, Essex (her address is given as 10733, 79th Avenue, Edmonton,
Alberta, Canada on his enlistment papers). Buried in TERLINCTHUN
BRITISH CEMETERY, WIMILLE, Pas de Calais, France. Grave 11. D.
4. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG
150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 462 - 58
Standard, obituary, 20/9/1918
Edwin Henry - Sergeant, No 234665, 50th Battalion, Canadian Contingent.
Barrett originally lived at Hyde Wood, Canewdon, working for four
years as Masters Clerk and Storekeeper at Rochford Workhouse.
He emigrated to Canada where he enlisted in early 1915. He had
already been wounded once in France, and upon recovery returned
to the front, dying in No. 83 General Hospital, Boulogne, on 18th
August 1918, after he had sustained enemy shrapnel wounds to the
chest while on duty with his Company near Fouquescourt on the
Amiens front. He was 32 years old.
Corporal 7799, 2nd Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died 3rd October
1916 in Mesopotamia. Born Southend, enlisted Warley, Essex. Commemorated
in NORTHGATE WAR CEMETERY, BAGHDAD, Iraq. Angora Memorial 36.
Standard, obituary, 21/6/1917
Johnathan - A/Cpl, No 7799, 2nd Battalion, Norfolk Regiment
Corporal Buxton was the youngest son of Mr.J.Buxton, formerly
of The Anchor Inn, Canewdon, and brother of Mrs.Potter of The
Woodsman, Thundersley. He had spent nine years in the Norfolk
Regiment, and was serving in India at the outbreak. He was sent
to Mesopotamia, and was with General Townsend during the defence
of Kut. On the surrender of Kut on 24th April 1916 he was taken
into captivity, and died of Tuberculous Entiritis on the 3rd October
1917 aged 25. He was buried in the Roman Catholic Cemetery, Angora.
as Charles KILWORTH on SDGW & Charles Victor KILWORTH on CWGC]
Private 12181, 9th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action
3rd July 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 20. Born and resident
Canewdon, enlisted Southend-on-Sea. Son of Mr. H. Kilworth, of
Canewdon, Rochford, Essex. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL,
Somme, France. Pier and Face 10 D.
Standard, obituary, 19/7/1917
Victor Charles - Private, No 12181, 9th Battalion, Essex Regiment
Killworth lived at Canewdon and enlisted in Southend in August
1914. He was killed in action near La Boiselle on 3rd July 1916,
as Henry LAZELL on CWGC and SDGW] Rifleman R/20374, 1st Battalion,
King's Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 17th February 1917
in France & Flanders. Born Canewdon, enlistd Southend, resident
Rochford, Essex. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France.
Pier and Face 13 A and 13 B.
Harry - Rifleman, No R/20347, 2nd Battalion, Kings Royal Rifle
at Canewdon, Rifleman Layzell lived at Flemings Farm, Eastwood,
and enlisted in Southend in April 1916. He was killed in action
in France on 17th February 1917, aged 20.
40851, 37th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment).
Killed in action 28th July 1916 in France & Flanders. Age
37. Enlisted Southend, resident Canewdon. Son of Edward and Eliza
Riley, of Canewdon, Essex; husband of Elizabeth Mary Riley, of
Burley Villa, Lansdowne Avenue, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex. Buried in
DARTMOOR CEMETERY, BECORDEL-BECOURT, Somme, France. Grave I. F.
Standard, obituary, 31/8/1916
Frederick Alfred - Private, No 40851, 37th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers
Riley lived at 4 West Cottages, Canewdon with his wife and six
children. He enlisted in the Labour Battalion of the Royal Fusiliersat
Southend three months before his death, and had been in the line
for six weeks when he was killed in action on 28th July, aged
37. He was buried in Dartmoor Cemetery, Becordel, east of Albert.
His officer wrote that he was "A splendid worker. He would
have received promotion at the first opportunity."
as SALMONS on CWGC and SDGW] Bombardier 32369, 32nd Siege Battery,
Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 13th July 1916 in France
& Flanders. Age 27. Born Southminster, Essex, enlisted Southend-on-Sea,
resident Southchurch, Essex. Son of J. John and Mary Ann Salmons,
of Earls Hall Cottages, Prittlewell, Southend-on-Sea. Born at
Southminster. Buried in PERONNE ROAD CEMETERY, MARICOURT, Somme,
France. Grave I. B. 3.
9897, 2nd Battalion, East Lancashire Reiment. Killed in action
12th March 1915 in France & Flanders. Age 27. Born and resident
Lockford, Essex, enlisted London. Son of Elizabeth Smoothey and
the late William R. Smoothey, of Canewdon, Rockford, Essex; husband
of Fredricka Anna E. Smoothey, of Heatherlea Estate, Claremont,
South Africa. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais,
France. Panel 18.
Standard, obituary, 1/4/1915
William Alfred - Private, No 9897, 2nd Battalion East Lancashire
at Rochford,Private Smoothey lived at Canewdon, and was a regular
who had served in India and South Africa. He was killed in action
at Neuve Chapelle on 11th(12th) March 1915 aged 28. His officer
wrote that "He died while bravely performing his duty, repulsing
a counter attack of the Germans. He was a good soldier much liked
by his comrades".
1st Class, 48th Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 10th May 1918.
Age 19. Son of Mrs. Hannah Taylor, of Firtree Dairy, East St.,
Rochford, Essex. Buried in HEATH CEMETERY, HARBONNIERES, Somme,
France. Grave VI. F. 10.
Charles Vickers - Royal Air Force
Taylor lived at 2, Oak Villas, Stambridge Road, Rochford, and
was killed in action in France on the 11th May 1918 aged 20. A
letter from Major Park, R.A.F. told how Taylor was flying with
a pilot who was seen to go down slowly out of control while in
combat with several German scouts.The Germans subsequently dropped
a message into our lines reporting his death.
THORN on CWGC and SDGW] Private 33912, 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment.
Killed in action 23rd August 1918 in France & Flanders. Age
38. Born Eastwood, Essex, enlisted Stratford, Essex, resident
Forset gate, Essex. Son of Edward and Louisa Thorn, of Canewdon,
Rochford, Essex; husband of Lily Jane Thorn, of Mill House, Canewdon,
Rochford, Essex. Formerly 2761, Essex Yeomanry. Buried in FONCQUEVILLERS
MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave II. A. 5.
41009, 1st Battalion, Royal Dublin Fusiliers. Killed in action
18th August 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Canewdon, enlisted
Southend-on-Sea. Formerly 281769, Royal Army Service Corps. Commemorated
on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel
144 to 145.
Standard, obituary, 20/9/1917.
Ernest Albert - Private, No 41009, 1st Battalion, Royal Dublin
Woolf lived at 18, Tudor Road, Prittlewell. He was born and educated
at Canewdon where his parents still lived, and had lived in Southend
for about ten years, employed by Mr. Frank Course, butcher of
North Road. He enlisted in the Army Service Corps (No 281769)
at Southend in January 1917, and was killed in action in France
on the 18th August 1917 aged 36. His officer wrote that he was
"Always willing to do more of his share of work". One
brother, Pearl Woolf was a stoker on H.M.S.Conquest, and another
brother was engaged in munition work.
further information currently
THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918
HONOURED MEMORY OF
Seaman P/JX 330413, H.M.S. Tynwald, Royal Navy. Died 12th November
1942. Age 20. Son of Harold and Rosalind Bradley, of Canewdon,
Essex. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel
65, Column 2.
Sergeant 1873487 (Wireless Operator/Air Gunner). 178 Squadron,
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 22nd March 1945. Buried
in KLAGENFURT WAR CEMETERY, Austria. Collective grave 7. D. 1-13.
14306638, 154 (The Leicestershire Yeomanry) Field Regiment, Royal
Artillery. Died 15th February 1944. Age 21. Son of Edward J. Clowery
and Lucy Clowery, of Plaistow, Essex. Buried in RAMLEH WAR CEMETERY,
Israel. Grave 5. H. 15.
2nd Class 135042, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 7th March 1941. Age 18. Son of Charles and Marion Alice Locker, of
Rush Green, Romford. Buried in ST NICHOLAS CHURCHYARD, CANEWDON,
6756882, 140 Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 13th April
1942. Age 38. Son of Albert Edward and Mary Ann Smith; husband
of May Ruth Smith, of Canewdon. Buried in ST NICHOLAS CHURCHYARD,
1870009, 7 Field Company. Royal Engineers. Died 27th May 1940.
Age 27. Son of William and Julia Whitwell, of Rochford, Essex.
Buried in COMINES (KOMEN) COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Comines-Warneton,
Hainaut, Belgium. British Plot. Grave 9.
FELL IN THE GREAT WAR
on memorials but resident of Canewdon
Morley. She was born in, and came from, Canewdon but she was killed
by an incendiary bomb which landed on the house when dropped from
a Zeppelin while visiting her daughter in North Avenue, Southend,
in 1915. She was the first woman to be killed in mainland Britain
and received a "heroine's" funeral. The event was widely
reported in the papers of the time.
from Belfast News-Letter - Wednesday 12 May 1915, page
Inquest on the Southend Victim.
A SON’S BAD STORY.
inquest on Mrs. Agnes Frances Whitwell, aged 60, the victim of
the Zeppelin raid at Southend, when 100 bombs wore dropped on
the town, was held yesterday morning. Mrs. Whitwell was in bed
with her husband, a carpenter, employed by the Southend Corporation,
when an incendiary bomb crashed through the roof of thelr house
in North Road, Prittlewell, and fell on the bed. The woman was
burned to death, and her husband was seriously injured about the
head. He lies in hospital, and was reported yesterdayto be improving.
Whitwell identified deceased as her mother, and Crispin Whitwell,
a son, gave evidence that his father and mother retired about
10-30 Sunday night. At 2-45 a.m. witness, who slept at the back
of the house, heard rattling of slates. “I opened the door,”
continued, “but all I could see was smoke. My father was
on the landing, and called out ' Oh, mother!' My mother did not
Dolphin, a special constable, spoke to going to deceased’s
house. After taking out the furniture he got into the front bedroom.
The body of Mrs. Whitwell was lying in a corner the room about
four feet from the bed, covered with debris.
Coroner—Was it known anyone was in the house —We were
given to understand no one was in the house.
Cassett, another special constable and member of the jury, said
the remains of an incendiary bomb were handed to him by a man
who picked up at the side of the bed.
remains of the bomb, which were produced in court, consisted of
a twisted metal tube with wire attachment. It was stated to have
pierced the ceiling directly over the bed.
Coroner remarked that there was only one thing the jury could
do in the circumstances, and that was return verdict that the
woman died from burns as the result of an incendiary bomb dropped
from hostile air-craft.
Foreman—Cannot we return a verdict of murder?
Coroner—l don’t think it would do any good.
jury returned a verdict as the coroner had suggested, and added
an expression of sympathy with the relatives of the deceased.
from Pall Mall Gazette - Monday 10 May 1915, page 1:
Killed and Injured
Whitwell, the woman killed, was a member of the Salvation Army,
and sixty-two years of age. Corporal Hanney, of the Border Regiment,
was in bed with his wife and child at 198, York-road, Southend.
A bomb set fire to the house, and he was burned on the face and
is an uncorroborated that two lives were lost. It is stated that
a Zeppelin passed over Tilbury before Southend was raided.
report from Romford says an airship flew over there at half-past
three, coming from the direction of Southend and Purfleet. The
airship seemed to be in difficulties.
27 October, 2022