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GREAT HORKESLEY WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2004 Martin Edwards
document supplied by Lynne Langford

The Great Horkesley memorial is to be found in the grounds of All Saints Church, London Road, Great Horkesley and takes the form of a base surmounted by tapered plinth, shaft and wheel cross in rough hewn granite; the inscription is on two faces of the plinth. There are 6 names for World War 2 and 16 for World War 1. The memorial was unveiled 21st October 1920 and dedicated 24th October 1920. Details appeared in the Essex Chronicle Friday 29 October 1920. When the World War 2 inscription was added an ‘AND’ was added to the front of the World War 1 inscription.

Photographs (above & bleow) Copyright © John Hendry 2015

AND IN MEMORY OF THE MEN OF GREAT HORKESLEY
WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR
1914 - 1918

ALLEN Thompson
Corporal 964, Essex Yeomanry. Died 6 May 1915. Aged 21. Son of Edgar and Sophia Allen, of "The Laurels," Great Horkesley, Colchester. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen Beglium. Panel 5.
BITTEN Frederick aka Fred
Officer's Steward 3rd Class L/4948, H.M.S. Hawk, Royal Navy. Died 15 October 1914. Aged 20. Son of Elizabeth Ann Bitten, of 8, Horkesley Crescent, Great Horkesley, Colchester. Native of Pidley, Huntingdonshire. No known grave. Commemorate d on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 7.
CRANE Cyril Edward
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LEACH Charles
Private 34147, 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 14 April 1917. Aged 23. Enlisted Colchester, resident Great Horkesley. Son of Golden Leach and Alice Leach, of Old House, Great Horkesley, Colchester. Formerly 2615, Essex Yeomanry. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7.
PAGE Arthur Herbert
Second Lieutenant, 8th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 19 july 1916. Aged 25. Son of Mr and Mrs. Herbert Page, of Ridgnalls, Great Horkesley, Colchester. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A.
PARTRIDGE William
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PEPPER William John
Driver 40352, 108th Division Ammunition Column, Royal Field Artillery. Died 28 November 1918. Aged 25. Son of Herbert and Clara Pepper, of Brick Kiln Farm, Great Horkesley, Essex. Buried in TERLINCTHUN BRITISH CEMETERY, WIMILLE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XI. Row E. Grave 34.
SMITH Frederick
Private 15563, 1st Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Died 25 September 1916. Aged 31. Son of Henry Smith; husband of Nellie Smith, of Causeway, Great Horkesley, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 6 B and 6 C.
THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE

IN MEMORY OF THE MEN OF THIS PARISH
WHO FELL IN THE WAR OF
1939 - 1945
BAKER Frank Henry
Sergeant (Navigator) 1399299, 40 Squadron, Royal Airforce Volunteer Reserve. Killed on 25th May 1944 while on active duty over Italy. Son of Henry and Alice Baker of Great Horkesley and husband of Doreen Mary Baker (nee Hume) of Sanquhar, Dumfriesshire. Buried in SALERNO WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot II. Row D. Collective grave 41-43.
ELLWOOD Donald Frank
Sub-Lieutenant (A), H.M.S. Ravager, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Died 4 July 1943. Aged 23. Son of Cyril and Florence May Ellwood. of Great Horkesley, Essex. Buried in PORTSMOUTH (EVERGREEN) MEMORIAL PARK, Hampshire. Section. F. Lot 15. Grave 6.
JONES P C
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TYLER E E
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WILBY Frank Paul
Sergeant 1452153, 49 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 6 September 1943. Son of Frederick Charles and Jessie Elizabeth Wilby, of Great Horkesley, Essex. Buried in DURNBACH WAR CEMETERY, Bayern, Germany. Plot 2. Row G. Grave 17.
WINCHESTER, M.C. Charles Campbell
Major 8777, 1st Battalion, Royal Scots. Died 24 May 1940. Aged 45. Son of William Grant Lumsden Winchester and of Margaret Elizabeth Robertson Winchester (nee Campbell); husband of Margaret Isobel Winchester, of Great Horkesley, Essex. Buried in BEUVRY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave 143.

WE WILL REMEMBER THEM

Last updated 27 March, 2016

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