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CLAVERING WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Transcribed Kim Andrews; Researched Martin Edwards 2016

The Clavering memorials are to be found within the Church of St Mary & St Clement, Clavering, Essex. The World War 1 Memorial is opposite the mkain door, inside the church, and takes the form of a brass plaque with red and black enamelling. There are 28 names listed. Next to these two plaques are two framed parchments with black ink calligraphy; both are headed “Dedicated to the people of Clavering who served their country”. They list all the men and women who were serving from the village. On the World War 1 list are 150 names listed and on the World War 2 list are 109 names; these have NOT been documented here.

 
Photographs Copyright © Kim Andrews 2010

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND HONOURED MEMORY OF
CLAVERING MEN WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR
LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY IN THE
GREAT WAR 1914-1918.
THIS TABLET WAS ERECTED BY THE
INHABITANTS OF THIS PARISH.

ANDREWS
Eric [Osterfield] Arliss
[Listed as E O A Andrews on CWGC] Flight Sub-Lieutenant F7693, Royal Naval Air Service. Stationed at Royal Naval Air Station Dundee. Accidentally killed at sea 8 November 1917. Aged 27. Born 30 November 1892 in Harrow, Middlesex. Son of Charles Arliss Andrews and Katie Josephine Andrews; husband of Dorothy Nellie Reynolds Andrews, of "Monteric," Clavering, Newport, Essex. Born at Harrow, Middx. Height 5 feet 9½ inches, chest 34½ inches, hair brown, eyes blue, complexion fresh. Married Dorothy Nellie Reynolds Hayman in the October to December Quarter 1916 in the Hampstead Registration District, London. Flying Certificate (5280) taken on Sopwith Biplane at Royal Naval Air Station, Cranwell, 18 July 1917. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 25.
BARKER
Philip
Corporal 40107, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 12 November 1918. Born and resident Clavering, enlisted Warley. Formerly 3849, Essex Regiment. In the 1911 census he was aged 20, son of William and Ellen Barker, a Farm Labourer, born Clavering, resident The Chequers, Clavering Nr Newport, Essex. Buried in VALENCIENNES (ST. ROCH) COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot I. Row C. Grave 31.
CAKEBREAD
George
Private 12438, 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 15 July 1916. Aged 23. Born and resident Quenton (sic - Quendon), Essex, enlisted Watford, Herts. Son of Elias and Emily M. Cakebread, of London Road, Newport, Essex. Native of Quendon. Buried in POZIERES BRITISH CEMETERY, OVILLERS-LA BOISSELLE, Somme, Franc. Plot III. Row D. Grave 15.
CHAPMAN
Arthur
Private 109841, Labour Corps. Died in the United Kingdom 24 September 1918. Aged 37. Enlisted Bedford, resident Waltham Cross. Son of John and Susan Chapman, of Clavering, Essex; husband of Jessie R. Chapman, of 3, Cross Rd., Waltham Cross. Formerly 16283, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Buried in CHESHUNT BURIAL GROUND, Hertfordshire. Grave 17. FH.
CHAPMAN
Charles
Private 21312, 1st Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Died 20 August 1916. Aged 22. Born Clavering, enlisted Saffron Walden, resident Newport, Essex. Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Chapman, of Starlings Green, Clavering, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 8 C 9 A and 16 A.
CHAPMAN
Walter
Private G/19628, 8th Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Killed in action 21 September 1918. Aged 29. Born Clavering, enlisted Hertford, resident Waltham Cross. Son of John and Susan Chapman; husband of Thirza Fanny Chapman, of 31, Eleanor Rd., Waltham Cross, Herts. Born at Clavering, Essex. Formerly 45382, Suffolk Regiment. Buried in AIX-NOULETTE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row H. Grave 6.
CLARK
Arthur William
[Spelt CLARKE on SGDW & CWGC] Private 201167, 1/5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action in Palestine 19 September 1918. Born Meesden, Bishops Stortford, enlisted Hatfield, Hertfordshire, resident Clavering. Buried in RAMLEH WAR CEMETERY, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Section E. Grave 58.
CLARK
Edgar
Air Mechanic 3rd Class 286665, North-East Area, Royal Air Force. Died 23 October 1918. Aged 18. Son of James and Alice Clarke, of Clavering. Buried in CLAVERING CONGREGATIONAL CHAPELYARD, Essex. Plot/Row/Section G. Grave 16.
GOODWIN
James [William]
Private 56629, 2/5th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Died of wounds 6 September 1918. Aged 19. Born and resident Clavering, enlisted Saffron Walden. Son of William and Mary Ann Goodwin, of Clavering, Newport, Essex. Buried in PERNES BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VI. Row A. Grave 20.
HOLLAND
Bertie Cecil
No further information currently available. In the 1911 census Cecil Holland was aged 22, son of John and Martha Holland, brother of Ernest Holland, aged 14 (see below), a Farm Labourer, born Clavering and resident Wicken Road, Clavering.
HOLLAND
Ernest Arthur
Private 80415, "C" Squadron, Essex Yeomanry. Killed in action 11 April 1917. Aged 20. Born Wicken, Bonhurst, enlisted Saffron Walden, resident Newport, Essex. Son of John Edward and Martha Holland, of Upper Wicken, Newport, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 1.
JEFFREYS
Frank
No further information currently available
KEMP
William
No further information currently available
LAW
Sidney George
Private 21170, 7th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 21 August 1918. Aged 25. Born Clavering, enlisted Saffron Walden, resident Newport, Essex. Husband of Bessie Law, of Wicken Rd., Clavering, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 3.
LAW
George
Rifleman 10954, 1st Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 31 October 1915. Aged 23. Born and resident Clavering, enlisted London. Son of Frank and Maria Law, of Sticklands Green, Clavering, Newport, Essex. Buried in WOBURN ABBEY CEMETERY, CUINCHY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row G. Grave 14.
MATTHEWS
Frederick
Private G/28906, 1st Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Died 28 June 1918. Aged 19. Son of Mrs. Annie Matthews, of Ponds Cottage, Clavering, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 8.
MATTHEWS
Walter
Private G/21311, 7th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 14 November 1916. Born and resident Clavering, enlisted Saffron Walden. Buried in ANCRE BRITISH CEMETERY, BEAUMONT-HAMEL, Somme, France. Plot III. Row C. Grave 58.
PIGGOTT
Daniel
possibly Alfred Daniel PIGGOTT's birth was registered in the April to June Quarter 1886 in the Sarron Walden Registration District, Essex. In the 1911 census he known as Alfred Piggott and is aged 25, son of Robert and Esther Piggott, a Farm Labourer, born Langley, Essex, resident Sticklings Green, Clavering, Via Newport, Essex. Alfred Piggott is listed as Private 7712, 2nd Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 1 July 1916. Born and resident Langley, Newport, Essex, enlisted Warley, Essex. Son of R. Piggott, of Stricklings Green, Clavering, Essex. Buried in SERRE ROAD CEMETERY No. 2, Somme, France. Plot I. Row H. Grave 44.
REED
Ephraim
Lance Corporal 83003, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 21 March 1918. Aged 34. Born Clavering, enlisted Saffron Walden, resident Newport, Essex. Son of Charlie and Naomi Reed; husband of Elizabeth Ann Reed, of Arkesden Rd., Clavering, Newport, Essex. Born at Clavering, Newport. Formerly 32697, Essex Regiment. Buried in GRAND-SERAUCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, Aisne, France. Plot IX. Row A. Grave 17.
ROGERS
Arthur
possibly Arthur ROGERS, Private 331044, 10th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action 25 August 1918. Enlisted Hertford, resident Newport, Essex. Formerly 266894, Hertfordshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 5 and 6.
SQUIRES
Hubert [G S]
Private 103431, 10th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment). Died 22 April 1918. Age 18. Son of George and Rosa Squires, of Clavering, Newport, Essex. Buried in BAGNEUX BRITISH CEMETERY, GEZAINCOURT, Somme, France. Plot I. Row C. Grave 20.
WHYMAN
Herbert
Private 33721, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 12 April 1918. Born and resident Clavering, enlisted Saffron Walden. Formerly 23625, Suffolk Regiment. Buried in AVELUY WOOD CEMETERY, (LANCASHIRE DUMP), MESNIL-MARTINSART, Somme, France. Plot III. Row G. Grave 1.
WHYMAN
Alfred Nathan
Private 80556, 1/1st Battalion, Essex yeomanry. Died 14 February 1919. Aged 32. Son of James Whyman, of Sheep Croft Green, Clavering, Newport, Essex. Buried in COLOGNE SOUTHERN CEMETERY, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Plot II. Row C. Grave 12.
WHYMAN
Frank
Private 307154, 2/8th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Died of wounds 2 May 1917. Born Calvering (sic - Clavering), enlisted St Pancras, Middlesex, resident Kentish Town, Middlesex. Buried in LA CHAPELETTE BRITISH AND INDIAN CEMETERY, PERONNE, Somme, France. Plot II. Row C. Grave 5.
WILSON
Dennis [Harry]
Private 28267, 11th Battalion, Border Regiment. Killed in action 10 July 1917. Aged 19. Born Langley, Essex, enlisted Saffron Walden, resident Newport, Essex. Formerly 31718, Essex Regiment. Buried in RAMSCAPPELLE ROAD MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot VI. Row D. Grave 40.
WRIGHT
Arthur George [William]
Private 14592, 10th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died of wounds 19 September 1916. Aged 20. Born Elmdon, Essex, enlisted Saffron Walden, resident Clavering. Son of Arthur and Caroline Ann Wright, of Clavering, Newport, Essex. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Plot B. Row 22. Grave 58.
WOMBWELL
Alfred [Frederick]
Private 329365, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 31 July 1917. Enlisted Saffron Walden. Formerly 4381, Essex Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 50 and 52.
WOMBWELL
Arthur
No further information currently available
THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE
1939-1945
IN MEMORY OF
THE MEN OF CLAVERING
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN
THE WORLD WAR
BELOE
Stephen Edward
Pilot Officer 89857, 45 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 28 April 1941. Aged 36. Son of Edward Milligen Beloe and Edith Anne Beloe, of Cooden, Bexhill-on-Sea, Sussex. No known grave. Commemorated on ALAMEIN MEMORIAL, Egpy. Column 241.
MARTIN
William Lawrie or Laurie
Flight Sergeant (Pilot) 742098, 55 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 27 May 1941. Aged 26. Son of Charles E. and Agnes L. Martin, of Clavering, Essex. Buried in EL ALAMEIN WAR CEMETERY, Egypt. Plot XI. Ropw F. Grave 2.
MATTHEWS
Sidney Raymond
Driver T/155461, 384 General Transport Company, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 15 February 1942. Aged 25. No known grave. Commemorated on ALAMEIN MEMORIAL, Egpy. Column 76.
NEWLAND
Alfred John
Private 1517940, 16th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Died 13 September 1944. Aged 25. Son of James and Gertrude E. Newland, of Starling's Green, Essex. Buried in CORIANO RIDGE WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot IV. Row G. Grave 6.
WRENN
Frederick
Sapper 2003295, 991 Port Operating Company, Royal Engineers. Died 9 April 1945. Aged 27. Son of Ernest and Lucy Wrenn; husband of Winnifred Joan Wrenn, of Forest Gate, Essex. Buried in BARI WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot XIV. Row F. Grave 29.
GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS

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