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LANGHAM WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Martin Edwards 2009

The Langham war memorial is to be found as part of a gateway at the entrance to Langham Primary School. It takes the form of a brick gateway with slate tablets set into the sides and a dedicatory inscription set into the top of the gable, the World War 1 plaque is on one pillar and the World War 2 plaque on the other pillar. There are 20 names for World War 1 and 5 for World War 2. The memorial was unveiled 23rd October 1921. In 1994 there was evidence of subsidence to the gate which meant it had to be permanently closed. In 2007 the arch and gateway were rebuilt and the memorial rededicated in November of that year. For details see the Langham Village website.

TO OUR
GLORIOUS DEAD
THE GREAT WAR
1914 - 1918
THE SECOND WORLD WAR
1939 - 1945
THEIR NAME LIVETH

ROLL
OF
HONOUR
WORLD
WAR I

ARNOLD

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BALFOUR

Alan Scott

Second Lieutenant, Royal Flying Corps amd Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 13th January 1918. Aged 23. Husband of Edna W. Balfour, of 47, Buckland Crescent, Belsize Park, Hampstead, London. Buried in TINCOURT NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot IV. Row E. Grave 18.

BARRELL

Charles

Private 241931, 1/5th (Territorial) Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment. Killed in action 28th September 1918. Aged 31. Born London, enlisted Colchester, resident Boxted. Son of P. and Clara Hines, of Gurlhill Cottages, Dedham, Colchester. Native of Langham, Essex. Buried in BELLICOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, Aisne, France. Plot II. Row I. Grave 10.

BEARDWELL

Harry

Private 62124, 29th general Hospiyal, Royal Army Medical Corps. Killed in action in Salonika 4th March 1917. Aged 23. Born Boxted, Essex, enlisted Croydon, Surrey. Son of Ester Beardwell, of Straight Rd., Boxted, Colchester. Buried in SALONIKA (LEMBET ROAD) MILITARY CEMETERY, Greece. Grave 943.

BROWN

Arthur J

Private 16402, 13th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 3rd May 1917. Aged 23. Born and resident Langham, enlisted Colchester. Son of Elizabeth Brown, of Green Lane, Cockelford Heath, Elmstead, Colchester, and the late William Brown. Brother of Frank Edward Brown (below). No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7.

BROWN

Frank Edward

Lance Corporal 599, 22nd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action in France and Flanders 14th November 1916. Born Lincoln, enlisted Shepherd’s Bush, resident Langham, Essex. Brother of Arthur J Brown (above). No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 8 C 9 A and 16 A.

DINES

Ernest George

Private 10715, 11th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died in United Kingdom 26th August 1915. Aged 19. Born and resident Langham, enlisted Colchester. Son of Alfred Henry and Harriet Dines, of Cooks Hill, Langham, Colchester. Buried in ST. MARY CHURCHYARD, LANGHAM, Essex.

GOODRIDGE

Albert

Driver 36395, "K" Battery, Royal Horse Artillery. Killed in action 19th October 1914. Aged 27. Born and enlisted Colchester. Son of David and Harriet Goodridge; husband of the late Sarah Caroline Goodridge. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 5 and 9.

GREEN

Ernest James

Private 15182 [SDGW] or 15183 [CWGC], 2nd Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 23rd October 1916. Aged 23. Born Langham, enlisted Colchester, resident Rushbrooke, Bury St Edmunds. Son of Charles and Emily Green, of Colchester; husband of Clara E. Green, of 20, Rushbrooke, Bury St. Edmunds. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 10 D.

OSBORN

William James Gould

Private 50238, 8th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 1st June 1917. Aged 30. Born Dedham, enlisted Chelmsford. Son of William and Eleanor Osborn, of Langham, Colchester; husband of Winifred Alice Osborn, of "Kou-en", Boreham, Chelmsford. Formerly 31472, Suffolk Regiment. Buried in ROOKERY BRITISH CEMETERY, HENINEL, Pas de Calais, France. Section C. Grave 13.

PASSIFUL

Leonard

Private 2066, 1st/1st Battalion, Essex Yeomanry. Died of wounds 2nd February 1916. Aged 17. Enlisted and resident Colchester. Son of William S. and Emma Passiful, of 31, Culver St., Colchester. Native of Felixstowe, Suffolk. Buried in BETHUNE TOWN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row H. Grave 84.

PETTICAN

Charles William

Private G/18995, 6th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action 30th November 1917. Aged 37. Born and resident Langham, enlisted Colchester. No known grave. Commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France. Panel 3.

SMITH

Albert A

Private 19356, 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died of wounds 24th November 1916. Born Langham, enlisted and resident Colchester. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XX. Row B. Grave 17A.

SMITH

Alfred Thomas

Private 43314, 10th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 22nd October 1916. Enlisted Colchester, resident Langham. Buried in POZIERES BRITISH CEMETERY, OVILLERS-LA BOISSELLE, Somme, France. Plot I. Row E. Grave 31.

SMITH

Frank

Private 81173, Essex Yeomanry. Killed in action 11th April 1917. Aged 22. Enlisted Colchester, resident Langham. Son of Frank and Alice Smith, of The Moor, Langham, Colchester. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 1.

SMITH

Frederick Eugene

Sergeant 17891, 10th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 4th December 1915. Aged 30. Born and resident Langham, enlisted Colchester. Husband of Millie Gertrude Frances Smith, of 26, Albion Grove, Colchester. Buried in ALBERT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot I. Row D. Grave 9.

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TATUM

George Edward

Lance Corporal 8971, 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 9th May 1915. Born Shelly, Suffolk, enlisted Colchester. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 7.

THURLOW

William

Private 43383, 10th (Service) Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Killed in action in Salonika 25th April 1917. Aged 27. Born Blakenham, Suffolk, enlisted Warley, Essex. Son of Caroline Thurlow, of Wick Rd., Langham, Colchester, and the late Robert Thurlow. Buried in DOIRAN MILITARY CEMETERY, Greece. Plot V. Row A. Grave 31.

WATSON

Douglas Arthur

Private 31866, 10th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 12th August 1917. Aged 24. Born Dedham, enlisted and resident Colchester. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Watson, of Langham, Colchester; husband of Mrs. M. Fitt (formerly Watson), of 39, Brook St., Colchester. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 39.

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OF
HONOUR
WORLD
WAR II

GREENALL

Peter Michael [Benson]

Lieutenant 307862, 1st Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Died 21st September 19144. Born London, W., resident Essex. Buried in JONKERBOS WAR CEMETERY, Gelderland, Netherlands. Plot 22. Row G. Grave 3.

PRUDHOE

Ernest

Lance Sergeant 812411, 21 Anti Tank Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 3rd August 1944. Aged 34. Born and resident Co. Durham. Son of George and Mary Eleanor Prudhoe; husband of Gladys Eleanor Prudhoe, of Braintree, Essex. Buried in ST. CHARLES DE PERCY WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Plot V. Row C. Grave 11.

SHARPE

Frederick Arthur

Private 5828152, 5th Battaolion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 20th November 1943 as a prisoner of war of the Japanese working on the Burma railway. Aged 25. Born Suffolk, resident Essex. Son of Arthur and Eva May Sharpe, of Langham, Essex. Buried in THANBYUZAYAT WAR CEMETERY, Myanmar. Plot B6. Row W. Grave 1.

STANCOMB

David

Major 73155, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infanrtry attached 2nd Battalion, King's Shropshire Light Infantry. Died 12th June 1944. Aged 26. Born Fifeshire, resident Essex at time of enlistment. Son of Captain A. M. Stancomb, R.N., and Mrs. Stancomb; husband of Anne Stancomb, of Kempston Bury, Bedfordshire. Buried in HERMANVILLE WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Plot 1. Row L. Grave 9.

WALKER

Albert Edward

Private 5837292, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 28th June 1944. Aged 21. Born Suffolk, resident Essex. Son of William John and Ethel Alice Walker, of Langham, Essex. Buried in LA DELIVRANDE WAR CEMETERY, DOUVRES, Calvados, France. Plot VIII. Row G. Grave 9.

Last updated 3 October, 2009

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