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CRESSING WAR MEMORIAL

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The memorial stands in the grounds of All Saints Church, Cressing. It takes the form of a tall rough hewn Celtic style wheel cross on a square plinth. The names are listed on the shaft of the cross and the dedication on the front face of the plinth. There are nineteen names for World War 1 and one for World War 2. The memorial was dedicated and unveiled by Col Evelyn Wood, DSO, 8 May 1921. Details appeared in the Essex Chronicle Friday 13 May 1921.

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TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN
MEMORY OF
OF THIS PARISH
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE CAUSE OF FREEDOM AND RIGHT
IN THE GREAT WAR
1914 – 1918
GREAT LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS
THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS

ADAMS Walter [Sidney]
Gunner 30572, 205th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison artillery. Died 17 September 1917. Aged 27. Son of Henry and Eliza Adams, of Witham Rd., Cressing, Braintree. Buried in KANTARA WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Section D. Grave 67.
CLAYTON John aka Jack
Private 250509, 5th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died in Palestine 18 Decmber 1917. Enlisted Chelmsford, resident Cressing. Buried in BAGHDAD (NORTH GATE) WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot XXI. Row U. Grave 26.
CROZIER Bertie
Private 45262, 2nd Battalion, South Wales Borderers. Killed in action 3 December 1917. Born Cressing, enlisted Battersea. No known grave. Commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France. Panel 5.
DRORY Frank [J]
[Transcribed as DRURY] Driver 208729, 4th Field Squadron, Royal Engineers. Died 15 March 1919. Aged 28. Son of Joseph and Emma Drory, of Lanham's Green, Cressing, Braintree, Essex. Buried in BEIRUT WAR CEMETERY, Lebanese Republic. Grave 269.
HALLS Arthur
Private 250485, 1/5th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action in Palestine 2 November 1917. Enlisted Chelmsford, residenr Cressing. Buried in GAZA WAR CEMETERY, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Plot XXII. Row B. Grave 13,.
HOWLETT John H
Private 15847, 11th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died of wounds 5 January 1916. Born Maldon, enlisted Chelmsford, resident Cressing. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VI. Row B. Grave 12.
JOSLIN [William] Walter
Private 251163, “A” Company, 1/5th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died of wounds in Palestine 3 November 1917. Aged 30. Enlisted Chelmsford, resident Cressing. Son of Thomas and Emma Joslin, of Links Cottages, Cressing, Braintree, Essex. Native of Riverhall, Essex. Buried in DEIR EL BELAH WAR CEMETERY, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Section B. Grave 87.
LATHAM B Stanley
No further information currently available
MOSS George
Gunner 2123, 20th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 25 September 1915. Aged 39. Born and resident Cressing, enlisted Chelmsford. Son of George and Sarah Moss, of Witham Road, Cressing, Essex. He joined the Army at Great Yarmouth on 3rd September 1901 and spent a total of 12+ years in the Royal Artillery; from 1901-1904 then he re-enlisted until 1914. His height was given as 5’ 7’’ as having grey eyes, brown hair and of fair complexion. He did not marry. He then seems to have re-enlisted once again on 7th September 1914. He served in France in 1915 as a Gunner in the Royal Garrison Artillery and was awarded the British War and Victory medals. Brother of John (below). Buried in HOP STORE CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row B. Grave 8.
MOSS John
Private 9202, "B" Company, 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action at Gallipoli 6 August 1915. Regular soldier. Born and resident Cressing, enlisted Braintree. Son of George and Sarah Moss, of Cressing. Brother of George (above). Buried in TWELVE TREE COPSE CEMETERY, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Plot I. Row C. Grave 11.
NEWMAN John
No further information currently available
PHONEY? D Barnard
No further information currently available
PHILLIPS Harry [W]
Private 525203, 2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles Battalion. Died 9 April 1918. Aged 40. Born 27 April 1878. Son of William and Susie Phillips, of Cressing, Braintree, Essex, England; husband of Gertrude Mary Phillips, of (Rear) 1517, Graveley St., Vancouver, British Columbia. Buried in AUBIGNY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row B. Grave 4. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 7796 - 52
SUTTON Frank
Acting Corporal 7911, 2nd Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 13 May 1915. Bornn and resident Cressing, enlisted Braintree.
SUTTON  Stanley George
Private T/202546, 7th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 12 October 1917. Aged 19. Son of J. A. and Esther Sutton, of Temple Cottage, Cressing, Braintree, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 17.
STONE Charles
No further information currently available
TOKLEY Alfred Charles
Gunner 93328, 283rd Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 26 July 1917. Born Cressing, enlisted Cambridge. Buried in HAZEBROUCK COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Wisbech. Plot III. Row F. Grave 2.
WATSON Albert I
No further information currently available
1939-1945
INCE Claude Alfred
Cook (S) C/MX 122241, H.M.S. Boadicea, Royal Navy. Died 13 June 1944. Aged 19. Son of Ernest W. and Winifred Ince, of Cressing, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 78, Column 3.

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