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GREAT HOLLAND WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Martin Edwards & Andy Pay 2004
additional information Simon Walls

All Saints Church Great Holland, plaques in church. The memorial is in the form of a drinking fountain, erected opposite the Church School (bombed in WWII) in The Street (now Rectory Road) after the Great War. The memorial contains an inscription but not the names of the men, which are on the brass tablet in the church. The inscription refers only to the Great War, the last line is elegible but the rest reads:

This Drinking Fountain was
Erected as a Memorial of the
Great War 1914-1918
and in memory of all who fought
and worked to obtain
Victory.
A Bronze Tablet in the Parish Church
Records the Names of the Men of
this Village who gave their Lives
for their Country.
Peace was signed June 28th 1919.

As a foot note to this

In addition to those who died in battle and had their names recorded, many died afterwards as a result of what they had suffered. Poor (in every sense of the word) Mrs. Woods, a widow living in an old cottage by the Village Hall, had three sons in their late teens and early twenties. All returned home but all died within two years. Sad it is that their names, and those of others like them, are not recorded.

Photographs Copyright © Andy Pay 2004

Great Holland
This Memorial is consecrated
To The
Glory of God
and
In Loving Memory of
The men of Great Holland
Who Died for Their Country
In The Great War 1914 - 1918

They Triumphed
In The Power of The Cross

BECKWITH Samuel
Lance Corporal 7936, 2nd Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment. Died 21 July 1915. Aged 29. Son of E. and J. Beckwith, of Gt. Holland, Kirby Cross, Essex. Buried in POPERINGHE NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row B. Grave 8.
BORLEY Frederick George
Private 37969, 1st/4th Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Killed in action 16th August 1917 in France & Flanders. Aged 19. Born and resident Great Holland, enlisted Warley, Essex. Son of Mr. and Mrs. James Borley, of Lower Farm, Great Holland, Kirby Cross, Clacton-on-Sea. Formerly 45514, Bedfordshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 105 to 106 and 162.
BRIDGES Alfred John
Lance Corporal 21098, 2nd Battalion, The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Died 2 April 1917. Aged 22. Son of Alfred John and Annie Bridges, of The Haven, Little Holland, Clacton-on-Sea. Buried in CROISILLES BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row C. Grave 28.
BRIDGES Arthur George
Private 16922, 5th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died 4 August 1915. Aged 18. Son of Alfred J. and Annie Bridges, of The Haven, Little Holland, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 144 to 150 or 229 to 233.
BYFORD Harry
Private 36254, 2nd Battalion, Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment). Killed in action 18th October 1916 in France & Flanders. Aged 21. Born and resident Great Holland, enlisted Colchester. Son of Mrs. Emily Byford, of 40, Mill Rd., Mile End, Colchester, Essex. Formerly 25406, 20th Hussars. Buried in WARLENCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row G. Grave 38.
DAVIS Reginald
Second Lieutenant 3rd Squadron, Royal Flying Corps and General List. Died 20 October 1916. Aged 26. Son of Mr. R. H. Davis, of Laron Cottage, Great Holland, Essex. Buried in HEILLY STATION CEMETERY, MERICOURT-L'ABBE, Somme, France. Plot V. Row A. Grave 8.
DIGBY Herbert
Trooper 80567, Essex Yeomanry. Killed in action 11th April 1917 in France & Flanders. Aged 43. Enlisted Clacton-on-Sea, resident Great Holland. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 1.
EASEY Robert
Stoker 1st Class, SS/111863, H.M.S. Scott, Royal Navy. Killed in action 15 August 1918. Aged 37. Born 4 November 1889 in Framlingham, Suffolk. Son of Annie Stannard, of Gt Holland Green, nr Kirby Cross, Essex. Draper's Porter before enlisting. Height 5 feet 2 inches, hair dark brown, eyes brown, complexion frssh. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 29.
GRAY Reginald Claude
[Listed as Signaller on memorial] Private G/95458, 2nd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Died of wounds 6th October 1918 in France & Flanders. Aged 29. Born Great Holland, enlisted Colchester, resident Harlesden. Formerly 5913, East Surrey Regiment. Buried in HARLEBEKE NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot III. Row C. Grave 2.
HALES Osborne
[Listed as HALE on CWGC] Private 30016, 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died 14 October 1917. Aged 39. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 3.
HOWARD William
Private 250756, 5th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 26th March 1917 in Palestine. Aged 26. Enlisted Chelmsford, resident Great Holland. Son of Samuel and Phoebe Howard, of The Stile, Great Holland, Clacton-on-Sea. No known grave. Commemorated on JERUSALEM MEMORIAL, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Panels 33 to 39.
LOTT Horace
Private G/10880, 7th Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Killed in action 30th September 1916 in France & Flanders. Aged 29. Born Kirby Cross, Essex, enlisted Colchester, resident Great Holland. No known gtrave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11 C.
PAMMENT Frank
Private 21480, 5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 22nd December 1917 in Palestine. Aged 21. Born and resident Great Holland, enlisted Warley. Son of Mr. C. and Mrs. F. Pamment, of The Common, Great Holland, Kirby Cross, Essex. Buried in RAMLEH WAR CEMETERY, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Section C. Grave 23.
PARTRIDGE Charles William
Private 250654, 1/5th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 26th March 1917 in Palestine. Aged 27. Enlisted Clacton-on-Sea, resident Great Holland. Son of Joseph and Sarah Partridge, of Great Hollands, Clacton-on-Sea. Buried in GAZA WAR CEMETERY, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Plot XXII. Row F. Grave 6.
RAINBIRD Frederick aka Fred
Private 40247, 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 16 August 1917. Aged 22. Son of Benjamin and Susan Rainbird, of Church Lane, Great Holland, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 35 to 37 and 162 to 162A.
RIX George Sidney
Private 235207, 8th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 31st July 1917 in France & Flanders. Aged 22. Born great Holland, enlisted Colchester, resident Lower Kirby, Essex. Formerly 9164, Cambridgeshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 21.
RIX Henry James
Private 400146, 2nd Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 26th October 1918 in France & Flanders. Aged 21. Born, resident and enlisted Great Holland. Buried in QUERENAING COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot/Row/Section B. Grave 5.
ROUSE Robert
Private 250755, 5th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 26th March 1917 in Palestine. Aged 33. Enlisted Chelmsford, resident Great Holland. No known grave. Commemorated on JERUSALEM MEMORIAL, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Panels 33 to 39.
SADLER William Henry
[War memorial lists him as Bandsman] Rifleman B/203741, 11th Battalion, Rifle Brigade. Died 22 November 1918. Aged 28. Son of George Henry and Emma Sadler; husband of Mary Sadler, of 23, Canfield Place, Hampstead, London. Born at Great Holland, Essex. Buried in COLCHESTER CEMETERY, Essex. Plot I. Row 15. Grave 88.
SHARP Thomas Alfred
Private 18626, 2nd Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Died of wounds 30th September 1915 in France & Flanders. Aged 19. Born West Mersea, Essex, enlisted Colchester, resident Great Holland. Son of Alfred and Jane Sharp, of Manor Farm Cottages, Great Holland, Clacton-on-Sea. Native of West Mersea, Colchester. Buried in BETHUNE TOWN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row E. Grave 67.
1939
In
Grateful Memory of
those from this village
who fought in the cause
and freedom and made
the supreme sacrifice
1945
BUGG Arthur John
Lance Corporal 6018514, 5th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died 23 November 1943. Aged 24. Son of Arthur George and Ellen Alice Bugg, of Great Holland, Essex. Buried in SANGRO RIVER WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot XVII. Row D. Grave 2.
CRAMPIN Charles Lequesny
Royal Norfolk Regiment
MULLENGER Stanley Gordon
Sergeant (Wireless Operator / Air Gunner) 1251152, 49 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 18 November 1941. Aged 21. Buried in BERGEN GENERAL CEMETERY, Noord-Holland, Netherlands. Plot 1. Row EE. Grave 2.
WILDNEY Charles Harold
Private 14371065, 7th Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Died 15 March 1945. Aged 35. Buried in HAMBURG CEMETERY, Hamburg, Germany. Plot 8A. Row E. Grave 9.

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