BARDFIELD WAR MEMORIAL
World War 1 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Kim Andrews 2015
memorial is to be found in St Katharine’s Church, Little Bardfield.
The church, and the war memorial, underwent a restoration programme
in 2007. The main tablet is white veined red marble within a wooden
surround. Carved and gilded. The flags to each side of the memorial
are carved wood, painted and gilded. The 1914-1918 war memorial commemorates
one-fifth of the men of military age from Little Bardfield who died
in the Great War. The names have been sorted into alphabetical order
here for ease of reading and research.
Copyright © Kim Andrews 2015
THANKFUL REMEMBRANCE OF THE MAN OF
LITTLE BARDFIELD WHO LAID DOWN THEIR
LIVES SERVING ENGLAND IN THE GREAT WAR.
130700, 150th Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 8 November
1918. Born Little Sampford, Essex, enlisted Wandsworth, Surrey,
resident Tooting, Surrey. Husband of Mrs. L. A. Coe, of 44, Westcote
Rd., Mitcham Lane, Streatham, London. Buried in TERLINCTHUN BRITISH
CEMETERY, WIMILLE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot X. Row C. Grave 24.
had been invalided out before his death. Died 17 April 1917. Aged
20. In the 1901 census he was aged 4, son of George and Eliza A
Coote (nee Burgess), born Great Bardfield, Essex, resident Marks
Wood, Little Bardfield. In the 1911 census he was the son of George
and Eliza Coote, aged 14, Farm Labourer, born Littler Bardfield,
resident Markswood, Little Bardfield. His death was registered in
the Dunmow District, Essex, in the April to June Quarter 1917. His
attestation papers give him as attesting in 1913 as Private 1706,1/5th
Battalion, Essex Regiment, aged 17, born Great Bardfield. He was
discharged from Tooting Military Hospital 13 November 1916 as being
no longer physically fit for War Service. Aged 20. Height 6 feert,
girth 36 inches, complexion dark, eyes brown, hair dark brown, trade
Labourer, discharged to Markswood Farm, Little Bardfield. He had
served abroad between 3 June and 11 Ocotber 1916. He had disembarked
at Alexandria 13 June 1916, joined his battalion at Sgallufa 20
June 1916;he was admitted to hospital 14 July 1916 at Shallufa,
then admitted N.Y.D., Suez the same day. He had an abcess on his
neck in August 1916, admitted to N.Y.D. Suez 2 September 1916 before
finally being admitted to 27th General Hospital with Tubercule of
Lung 22 September 1916. He was invalided to England on the "Gloucester
Castle" from Alexandria 7 October 1916. His employer at Markswood
Farm is listed as Major Marsham, of Little Bardfield. He was finally
discharged 13 November 1916.
Mechanic 2nd Class 291256, 6th Balloon Section, Royal Air Force.
Died of wounds 22 February 1919. Buried in TERLINCTHUN BRITISH CEMETERY,
WIMILLE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XIII. Row E. Grave 31.
4049, 32nd Battalion, Australian Infantry, A.I.F. Died of wounds
29 July 1918. Aged 27. Bord Little Bardfield. Agricultural Farm
Worker. Emigrated to Australia aged 20. Son of Moses and Emily Drane,
of Church End, Little Bardfield, Braintree, England. Buried in MERICOURT-L'ABBE
COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot III. Row G. Grave
5804, 4/7th Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment)
transferred to 255568, 426th Agricultural Company, Labour Corps.
Died in United Kingdom 17 July 1917 (18 July on CWGC0. Aged 28.
Born Great Dunmow, Essex, enlisted Enfield, Middlesex, resident
Bush Hill Park, Middlesex. Son of Charles F. Gunn, of Merks Hill,
Great Dunmow; husband of Elizabeth May Sams (formerly Gunn), of
Oxen End, Little Bardfield. Buried in LITTLE BARDFIELD (ST. KATHERINE)
13181, 10th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 20 July
1916. Born Belfast, enlisted Camberwell, Surrey, resident Little
Bardfield. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme,
France. Pier and Face 10 D.
Lieutenant, 10th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 14
July 1916. Aged 23. Son of the Rev. Edward Mears and Mary Florence
Mears, of Little Bardfield Rectory, Braintree, Essex. No known grave.
Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face
Corporal G/18973, 6th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment).
Killed in action 7 September 1918. Aged 40. Born Little Bardfield,
enlisted Norwood, Surrey, resident South Norwood, Surrey. Son of
William and Ann Perry, of Little Bardfield, Essex; husband of Alice
Perry, of 9, Estcourt Rd., Woodside, Croydon. No known grave. Commemorated
on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 3.
T3/028762, Royal Army Service Corps attached to 48th Company, Labour
Corps. Died of wounds 1 January 1919. Aged 26. Son of Walter and
Elizabeth Perry, of Little Bardfield, Braintree. Buried in LONGUENESSE
(ST. OMER) SOUVENIR CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot V. Row
F. Grave 1.
40230, 2nd Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 23 October
1916. Aged 23. Born and resident Great Bardfield, enlisted Bardfield.
Son of the late Walter and Ellen Sams. No known grave. Commemorated
on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 10 D.
Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment) attached
111th Company, Machine Gun Corps. Died of wounds 6 October 1916.
Aged 24. Son of the late George Blake Spicer and Agnes Spicer, of
Eastbourne; husband of Margaret E. Spicer, of 47, Perham Rd., West
Kensington, London. Buried in BARLIN COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION,
Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row J. Grave 59.
250176, 1/5th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action in Plaestine
26 March 1917. Aged 20. Born and resident Little Bardfield, enlisted
Thaxted, Essex. Son of John and Emma Stock, of Marks Wood, Little
Bardfield Braintree, Essex. Buried in GAZA WAR CEMETERY, Israel
and Palestine (including Gaza). Plot XVIII. Row D. Grave 1.
31 August, 2015