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HORNDON ON THE HILL WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Martin Edwards 2005

The Hordon war memorial is situated in the grounds of St Peter and St Paul Church, Hordon on the Hill and takes the form of a base surmounted by plinth, tapered shaft and Celtic cross with the World War 1 inscription on the front face of the plinth and the World War 2 inscription on a tablet placed at the foot of the shaft of the cross. The whole is set within a walled enclosure with a wrought iron gate at the entrance. A sword of sacrifice on the front face of the cross. There are 14 names for World War 1 and 11 for World War 2. Currently only the World War 1 names have been transcribed.

Photographs Copyright © Steve Fifer 2008

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN HONOURED MEMORY OF
THE MEN OF THIS VILLAGE
WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 18

ARCHER

Charles Walter

Private G/21140, 7th Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action 28 September 1916. Born and resident Horndon-on-the-Hill, Essex, enlisted Warley, Essex. Formerly 26999, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). ** Cannot locate a CWGC entry for this man ***

EVANS

Arthur

Private 20377, 1st Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action 2 September 1916. Aged 29. Born Horndon-on-the-Hill, Essex, enlisted Warley. Son of Mrs. Matilda Barber (formerly Evans), of 7, High St., Horndon-on-the-Hill, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 6 B and 6 C.

GIGGENS

Frederick

[Listed as Frederick GIGGENS on memorial but Frank GIGGINS on CWGC and SDGW] Private 15933, 2nd Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 24 May 1915. Aged 22. Born South Ockendon, Essex, enlisted Warley, Essex, resident Hordon-on-the-Hill. Son of James and Emma Giggins, of The Bungalow, Baker St., Orsett, Grays, Essex. His brother William George Giggins also fell. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 39.

GRAVES

John W

Killed in action - No further information currently available

LAYZELL

James William

Able Seaman London Z/4359, Nelson Battalion, Royal Naval Division, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Killed in action 23 October 1916. Aged 19. Born 8 December 1896. Son of Edward and Emma Layzell, of 3, The Square, Horndon-on-the-Hill, Stanford-le-Hope, Essex. Prior to enlistment employed as a Fitter. Height 5 feet 8 inches, chest 32-35 inches, fresh complexion, brown hair, grey eyes. Enlisted 20 November 1915, with draft for British Expeditionary Force 25 July 1916, joined Nelson Battalion 28 August 1916 until his death. Attended Stokes Gun course at Perham Down 6 to 14 June 1916. Buried in HAMEL MILITARY CEMETERY, BEAUMONT-HAMEL, Somme, France. Plot II. Row B. Grave 21.

LAVER

James

Serjeant 7774, 2nd Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 23 October 1916. Born and resident Horndon-on-the-Hill, Essex, enlisted Warley. Buried in A.I.F. BURIAL GROUND, FLERS, Somme, France. Plot III. Row M. Grave 8.

MACKLIN

George

Private 55185, 14th Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Died of wounds 18 October 1918. Born and resident Horndon-on-the-Hill, Essex, enlisted Southend. Formerly 20778,l East Surrey Regiment. Buried in ST. SOUPLET BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot I. Row D. Grave 26.

MEAD

Walter J

Died of sickness - No further information currently available

MITCHELL

Frederick G

Killed in action - No further information currently available

NUNN

William

Private 1189, Essex Yeomanry. Killed in action 14 MAy 1915. Enlisted Colchester, resident Horndon-on-the-Hill, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 5.

RAVEN

Arthur [Edward]

Private 23943, 2nd Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 1 July 1916. Born and resident Horndon-on-the-Hill, Essex, enlisted Grays, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 10 D.

REEVE, MM

George Alfred

Private 22395, 8th Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Killed in action 28 August 1918. Born Horndon-on-the-Hill, enlisted Grays, Essex. Son of William and Charlotte Reeve, of 4, High St., Horndon-on-the-Hill, Essex; husband of Daisy Martha Lambert (formerly Reeve), of Holborough House, Holborough Rd., Snodland. Kent Formerly 23376, Suffolk Regiment. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). Buried in H.A.C. CEMETERY, ECOUST-ST. MEIN, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row C. Grave 28.

TYLER

Arthur George

Private 17065, 1st Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Killed in action 10 March 1915. Aged 25. Born Southend, Essex, enlisted London. Son of the late Fredrick and Emma Tyler, of Horndon-on-the-Hill, Stanford-le-Hope, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 2.

TYLER

Percy James

Rifleman 46525, 3rd Battalion, Rifle Briagde (The Prince Consort's Own). Killed in action 12 October 1918. Born Corringham, Essex, enlisted Grays, Essex, resident Horndon-on-the-Hill, Essex. Brother of Mrs. E. Harrod, of 2, Pound Lane, Orsett, Leigh-on-Sea. Buried in ST. AUBERT BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot III. Row C. Grave 10.

WESTWOOD

John Windle

Private 240684, "D" Company, 5th Battalion attached to Trench Mortar Battery, Seaforth Highlanders. Died of wounds in United Kingdom 8 April 1917. Aged 20. Enlisted London. Son of George Samuel and Frances Jane Westwood, of Horndon-on-the-Hill. Buried in HORNDON-ON-THE-HILL (SS. PETER AND PAUL) CHURCHYARD, Essex.

WILLIS

Alfred H

Killed in action - No further information currently available

THEEDOM

John Frederick

[Added later.] Private 71536, 35th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 30 November 1917. Aged 23. Born Canvey Island, Essex, enlisted Grays, Essex. Son of Walter James Theedom, of 8, Pump St., Horndon-on-the-Hill, Stanford-le-Hope, Essex. Formerly 12367, Essex Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France. Panel 12 and 13.

THEY DIED THAT WE MIGHT LIVE

1939-1945

HACKER

Albert Edward

Aircraftman 1st Class 1228792, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 27 May 1942. Aged 32. Husband of Hilda Maud Hacker, of Horndon-on-the-Hill. Buried in HORNDON-ON-THE-HILL (SS. PETER AND PAUL) NEW CHURCHYARD, Essex. Plot 9. Row 9. Grave 223.

HUBBARD

Stanley Oliver

Signalman 14566817, 13 Air Form. Signals, Royal Corps of Signals. Died 23 March 1944. Aged 19. Son of Robert and Mary Hubbard, of Horndon-on-the-Hill, Essex. Buried in STONE CEMETERY, DARTFORD, Essex. Grave 3533.

RAVEN

Arthur John Edward

Sergeant 1873868, 76 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 20 January 1944. Aged 21. Son of John Edward and Ethel Mary Raven, of Horndon-on-the-Hill, Essex. Buried in BERLIN 1939-1945 WAR CEMETERY, Berlin, Germany. Plot 9. Row E. Collective grave 21-24.

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Last updated 27 August, 2016

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