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COLNE ENGAINE WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Martin Edwards 2015

The war memorial is inside the church of St Andrew affixed to the wall. It takes the form of a white marble plaque with a back marble backing with black lettering. The names here have been sorted into alphabetical order for ease of reading and research.

Photographs Copyright © John Hendry 2015

FAITHFUL UNTO DEATH
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
THE MEN OF THE PARISH WHO
FELL IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918

BOREHAM George Albert
Serjeant 250734, 10th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 23 March 1918. Aged 32. Born Holton St Mary, Colchester, enlisted Chelmsford, resident Colne Engaine. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter J. Boreham, of Holton St. Mary, Colchester. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 51 and 52.
BUTCHER Stanley
No further information currently available
CATTERWELL Charles
No further information currently available
COPPIN Stanley M
No further information currently available
DIXEY Bertram Walter
Driver 207833, 20th Reserve Battery, Royal Feld Artillery. Died in United Kingdom 4 March 1917. Aged 26. Born Colne Engaine, enlisted Colchester. Husband of Rosa K. Rule (formerly Dixey, of 75, De Laune St., Kennington, London. Buried north-west of the church in COLNE ENGAINE (ST. ANDREW) CHURCHYARD, Essex.
FORDHAM George W
No further information currently available
GARDNER Alfred James
Private 43849, 1st BattalIon, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Killed in action 6 May 1918. Born Hackney, Middlesex, enlisted Bury St Edmunds, resident Colne Engaine. Formerly 305248, Suffolk Yeomanry. Buried in BERLES NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 12.
HIBBLE Douglas Charles
Able Seaman J/27502, H.M.S. Mary Rose, Royal Navy. Died 17 October 1917. Son of Ellen Hibble, of Colne Engaine, Earls Colne, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 21.
HICKS George W
No further information currently available
QUARTERMAIN George
No further information currently available
REYNOLDS George C
No further information currently available
RIDGEWELL Ernest
[Spelt RIDGWELL on SDGW] Private 51769, 11th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Died of wounds 21 October 1917. Born Gt Maplestead, Essex, enlisted Halstead, resident Colne Engaine. Formerly 6758, 25th Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Buried in DOZINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XII. Row I. Grave 24.
RIDGEWELL Bert aka Bertie
[Spelt RIDGWELL on SDGW] Private 23805, 2nd Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 9 July 1916. Born Earls Colne, Essex, enlisted Colchester, resident Colne Engaine. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 10 D.
SMITH Harry W
There is a Harry George SMITH, Private 45166, 37th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Died of wounds 11 October 1916. Enlisted Colchester, resident Colne Engaine. Buried in LONGUEVAL ROAD CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 1.
WAKELING Ernest
Private 10740, "C" Company, 9th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died of wounds 22 October 1915. Aged 18. Born and resident Colne Engaine, enlisted Chelmsford. Son of George and Sarah Wakeling, of Elms Hall Cottage, Colne Engaine, Earls Colne, Essex. Buried in LILLERS COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row D. Grave 19.
WAKELING Percy [George]
Private 10213, 2nd Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died of wounds 6 January 1915. Aged 19. Born and resident Colne Engaine, enlisted Colchester. Son of George and Sarah Wakeling, of Elms Hall Cottage, Colne Engaine, Earls Colne, Essex. Buried in BAILLEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY, NORD, Nord, France. Plot/Row/Section G. Grave 17.
WILLSHER Frederick J
No further information currently available
WRIGHT James Frank
[SDGW & SDGW list him as Frank James WRIGHT] Private 250847, 5th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action in Palestine 26 March 1917. Aged 20. Enlisted White Colne, Essex, resident Colne Engaine. Son of James and Mary Emily Wright, of Brick House Rd., Colne Engaine, Earls Colne, Essex. Buried in GAZA WAR CEMETERY, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Plot II. Row G. Grave 8.
1939-1945
SCHOLEFIELD Edward Cotterill
Flying Officer 63211, 612 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 25 December 1941. Aged 33. Son of Ernest Edward Scholefield, J.P., and of Mary Olive Scholefield, of Colne Engaine, Essex. B.A., Hons. (Oxon.); Solicitor of the Supreme Court. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 30.
WATSON John Louie Colcough
Midshipman (S), H.M.S. Repulse, Royal Navy. Lost with his ship 10 December 1941. Aged 19. Son of Gerald Thomas Colclough Watson and Mary Henrietta Allen Watson, of Colne Engaine, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 45, Column 1.

The sinking of Prince of Wales and Repulse was a Second World War naval engagement that took place north of Singapore, off the east coast of Malaya, near Kuantan, Pahang, where the British Royal Navy battleship HMS Prince of Wales and battlecruiser HMS Repulse were sunk by land-based bombers and torpedo bombers of the Imperial Japanese Navy on 10 December 1941.

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