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HORSLEY CROSS WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Transcribed Andy Pay 2005

There are two memorial plaques and Roll of Honour to those who served which now resides in St. Lawrence Church, Bradfield, presumbly these were removed from St. Johns Church in Horsley as the only church in Horsley is now a house. Note that William Sidney AINGER appears both in the Army and Navy lists of the Roll of Honour. The only Navy man on the Roll of Honour who has RIP beside his name is not on the main memorial but has a separate one above the main memorial.
Photographs Copyright © Andy Pay 2005

To the Glory of God and in memory of
Thye brave men of this Hamlet
who lost their lives in the Great War

1914-1918

SOUTER

William Stanley

Private 3/1937, 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 30th May 1915 in Gallipoli. Aged 19. Born and resident Mistley, enlisted Colchester. Son of James and Eliza Souter, of Horsley Cross, Mistley, Manningtree, Essex. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 144 to 150 or 229 to 233.

CARR

Bertram George

[Listed as Bert CARR on SDGW] Private 19383, 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died of wounds 12th July 1916, in France. Aged 28. Born Henley, Suffolk, enlisted Colchester, resident Mistley. Son of Joseph and Harriett Carr, of "Ivy Villa," Horsley Cross Rd., Mistley, Manningtree, Essex. Buried in BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VIII. Row D. Grave 106.

AINGER

Wilfred

Private 250327, 1st/5th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 26th March 1917, in Palestine. Born Horsley Cross, Manningtree, enlisted and resident Chelmsford. Buried in GAZA WAr CEMETERY, Israel. Plot X. Row C. Grave 16.

CARR

Ernest William

Lance Corporal 250197, 5th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 26th March 1917, in Palestine. Born and resident Mistley, enlisted Manningtree. No nown grave. Commemorated on JERUSALEM MEMORIAL, Israel. Panels 33 to 39.

LAFFIN

William

Died 17th May 1917, in France - No further information currently available

On separate plaque above

AINGER

Harold

Boy 1st Class J/27513, H.M.S. "Hawke". Drowned in the North Sea 15th October 1914. Aged 16. Born 17th November 1897. Son of Charles and Annie E. Ainger, of Horsley Cross, Mistley, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 3.

Their name liveth for evermore

1939 - 1945

PEARSON

Ellis James

Gunner 1548933, 49 Battery, 49 Light A.A. Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died at Java, 23rd February 1942. Aged 25. Son of Horace James and Annie Pearson, of Mistley, Essex. Buried in JAKARTA (ANCOL) NETHERLANDS FIELD OF HONOUR, Indonesia. Mass Grave I. Symbolic Marker 152-153.

To the Glory of God and in honour of the men of Horsley Cross
Hamlet who went forth to serve their King and Country during the Great War
of 1914 - 1919

Navy

 

AINGER

Alfred Leonard

No further information currently available

AINGER 

Harold

(RIP) - See above    

AINGER

William Sidney

See also Army list below - No further information currently available

BRUCE

Ernest Walter

No further information currently available

CARR

Archibald Joseph

No further information currently available

CARR

Cyril Brian

No further information currently available

CLARKE

William

No further information currently available

EAGLE

Ephraim

No further information currently available

GARDINER

Leonard Victor

No further information currently available

HOWLETT

William

No further information currently available

SAWYER

Harold

No further information currently available

Army

AINGER

Frank Asten

No further information currently available

AINGER

Wilfred

(RIP) - See above

AINGER

William Sidney

See also Navy list above - No further information currently available

BARBER

William

No further information currently available

BOND

William Charles

No further information currently available

BRUNNING

William David

No further information currently available

CARR

Betram George

(RIP) - See above

CARR

Ernest William

(RIP) - See above

CLARKE

Walter

No further information currently available

DAVIE

Sidney

No further information currently available

DAY

Herbert Arther

No further information currently available

EAGLE

Albert

No further information currently available

EAGLE

Arthur

No further information currently available

EAGLE

Frederick

No further information currently available

FORDHAM

Herbert

No further information currently available

GARDINER

Reginald A.T.

No further information currently available

LAFFIN

William

(RIP) - See above

MANNING

Clifford Arthur

No further information currently available

PEEN

Albert

No further information currently available

SAWYER

Charles

No further information currently available

SAWYER

George

No further information currently available

SAWYER

William

No further information currently available

SIMONS

George

No further information currently available

SMOOTHEY

Charles Everett

No further information currently available

SOUTER

James Frederick

(RIP) - See above

VINCENT

Clifford

No further information currently available

WEBB

George Stanley

No further information currently available

Be Brave for the help of man and just for the love of God.

27 November 2005

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