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GESTINGTHORPE WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Martin Edwards 2014

The Gestingthorpe memorial can be found in the grounds of St Mary's Church, Church Street, Gestingthorpe. It takes the form a a very simple, rough hewn, Celtic cross on an irregular sjaped plinth with a single step. There are twelve names listed for World War 1 and two for World War 2. Within the church is a Roll of Honour board made from oak with incised names in two columns listing 49 names, 39 who served and returned and 10 who gave their lives in World War 1.

 
Photographs Copyright © John Hendry 2014

IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF
THOSE OF THIS PARISH
WHO GAVE THEIR LUVES IN THE GREAT WAR
1914-1918

COE
[Nathan] William
Private 2067, Berkshire Yeomanry. Died in United Kingdom 10 December 1915. Born gestingthorpe, enlisted Reading, resident Halstead.
CORDER
William
No further information currently available
FELTON
Harry
Private 13987, 11th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 4 February 1916. Born and resident Gestingthorpe, enlisted Chelmsford.
FELTON
Walter
Private 13290. Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 3 May 1917. Born and resident Gestingthorpe, enlisted Sible Hedingham. Formerly 24513, Essex Regiment.
FINCH
Thomas
No further information currently available
LE BEAU
Harry
No further information currently available
MARTIN
Charles
No further information currently available
NICE
Walter
Sapper 216212, "G" Depot Company, Royal Engineers. Died in United Kingdom 29 April 1918. Born Gestingthorpe and resident Castle hedingham, enlisted Sible Hedingham.
SURRIDGE
John
Private 13981, 10th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 15 July 1916. Born and resident Gestingthorpe, enlisted Chelmsford.
TAYLOR
Frederick [Joseph] aka Fred
Private 279088, 3rd (City of London) Battalion (royal Fusiliers), London Regiment. Killed in action 30 December 1918. Born Gestingthorpe and resident Brockley, enlisted Camberwell. Formerly 656174, 21st Battalion, London Regiment.
WALFORD
Harry
No further information currently available
DOWNS
Sybil
Voluntary Aid Detachment (V.A.D.) No further information currently available
1939-1945
MEEKING
D W
No further information currently available
PHILP
J S
No further information currently available

Last updated 25 August, 2014

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