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CORNISH HALL END WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Kim Andrews 2011

Cornish Hall End is on the B1057 three miles north of Finchingfield, Essex, and four miles south of Steeple Bumpstead. The main part of the village consists of about 60 houses on either side of the road with many outlying farms, hamlets and individual houses. It is approximately 11 miles from Braintree, Great Dunmow and Saffron Walden in Essex, and about 7 miles from Haverhill in Suffolk. The memorial stands on the corner of the main road and Hearns Lane, outisde St John the Evangelist Church, within the church grounds beside the entrance path. It takes the form of a plain worked Celtic wheel cross on a tapering plinth with a two stepped base. There are eight names listed for World War 1 and two for World War 2. Further Rolls of Honour can be found within the church for WorldWar 1 and 2 plus a Home Guard Roll of Honour (30 names).

Photographs Copyright © Kim Andrews 2011

RIP
THESE GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY
1914 - 1918

WHITBREAD

John [Willett]

Private 2689, 2nd Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Died of wounds at Ypres 28 May 1915. Aged 25. Son of John and Grace Eleanor Whitbread, of Stowe, Northamptonshire. Born Northampton, enlisted Chelmsford. Buried in WIMEREUX COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row I. Grave 8A.

Also commemorated within St John the Evangelist Church (the plaque differs in detail from his actual records):

TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
JOHN WILLETT WHITBREAD
(4TH EAST SURREY REGIMENT)
WHO WAS KILLED IN ACTION
AT YPRES MAY 29TH 1915
AGED 25 YEARS
THE WALLS OF THIS CHANCEL HAVE BEEN
DECORATED BY HIS SORROWING PARENTS

FOSTER

Thomas [Hardy or Harry]

Private 16792, 2nd Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died of wounds 1 July 1915. Aged 20. Born Great Sampford, enlisted Colchester, resident Fichingfield. Son of Ebenezer and Annie Foster, of Rose Cottages, Cornish Hall End, Braintree, Essex. Buried in HOSPITAL FARM CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Section A. Grave 15.

DREW

Ernest

Private 17036, 9th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died of wounds 20 October 1915. Born and resident Stambourne, enlisted Colchester. Buried in LAPUGNOY MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 8.

RALLINGS

Walter [James]

[Listed as RALLING on CWGC] Private 14811, 11th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 26 April 1916. Aged 21. Born and resident Fichingfield, enlisted Chelmsford. Son of Frederick and Fanny Ralling, of Spain's Hall Lodge, Finchingfield, Braintree. Buried in ESSEX FARM CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row L. Grave 25.

HARRINGTON

George

Private 7928, 1st Battalion, Prince of wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment). Died of wounds 22 June 1916. Born and resident Finchingfield, enlisted Haverhill. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row A. Grave 51A.

DREW

Harry [Albert]

Private 16929 [SDGW] or 1692 [CWGC], 2nd Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 23 October 1916. Born and resident Stambourne, enlisted Colchester. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 10 D.

GOULDSTONE

Hugh [Robert Curtis]

Shoeing Smith Corporal 80563, 2nd/1st Battalion, Essex Yeomanry. Died in United Kingdom 14 April 1917. Resident Finchingfield, enlisted Colchester. Buried in CORNISH HALL END CEMETERY, Cornish Wall End, Essex.

COLLAR

Ernest [Albert]

Acting Corporal 19028, 11th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 4 June 1917. Aged 24. Born and resident Finchingfield, enlisted Colchester. Son of Harry and Elizabeth Collar, of Cornish Hall End, Braintree. Buried in PHILOSOPHE BRITISH CEMETERY, MAZINGARBE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row Q. Grave 44.

1939-1945

MICKLEY

Wilfred [Lawson]

Warrant Officer Class III (P.S.M.) 5879884, 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died 23 May 1940. Aged 36. Son of Albert and Margaret Ellen Mickley; husband of Sarah Mickley, of Rostrevor, Co. Down, Northern Ireland. Buried in AVION COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Collective grave 1-8.

GARNER

Jack [ Leslie]

Seaman LT/JX 196984, H.M. Trawler Bredon, Royal Naval Patrol Service. Died 8 February 1943. Aged 23. Son of Herbert William Garner and of Elsie Clothida Garner, of Sudbury, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on LOWESTOFT NAVAL MEMORIAL, Lowestoft, Suffolk. Panel 11, Column 3.

Last updated 5 August, 2013

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