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LITTLE BROMLEY WAR MEMORIAL

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Compiled and copyright © Martin Edwards 2015

The Little Bromley War Memorial is to be found in Church Road, Little Bromley and takes the form of a wheel cross of stone set on a tapering plinth that bears two stone tablets with the names and inscription. The plinth stands on a two-stepped stone base and is set on a paved area at the cross roads. There are 19 names for World War 1 and 3 for World War 2. The memorial was restored in June 2014 details of which appeared in the Colchester Gazette 11 June 2014.

Photographs Copyright © John Hendry 2015

TO THE MEMORY OF THE MEN
OF THIS VILLAGE WHO DIED FOR
US IN THE WAR 1914-1919

REMEMBER O LORD THE BRAVE
AND TRUE, WHO DIED THE DEATH
OF HONOUR

BARTON Reuben Frederick
Driver 67762, 23rd Division Ammunition Column, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 29 July 1917. Aged 24. Enlisted Colchester, resident Little Bromley. Only son of Fredrick and Emily Barton, of Bentley Rd., Little Bromley. Buried in DICKEBUSCH NEW MILITARY CEMETERY EXTENSION, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row F. Grave 5.
CHAPLIN Howard Menelson
Private 8473, 2nd Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died in Mesopotamia 20 September 1916. Aged 25. Born Lawford, Essex, enlisted Ipswich. Son of Henry and Eleanor Chaplin, of Rudkins Farm, Ardleigh Rd., Little Bromley. No known grave. Commemorated on BASRA MEMORIAL, Iraq. Panel 10.
COLE George
Lance Corporal 33373, 1st Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 23 April 1917. Aged 32. Born and resident Little Bromley, enlisted Warley. Son of Jonathan and Mary K. Cole, of Chequer Road, Little Bromley. Formerly 26902, Essex Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5.
COOPER Edgar Stanley
Private 622393, 27th Battalion, Canadian Infantry. Died 15 September 1916. Born 31 December 1880 at Little Bromley Hall, Manningtree . on of Anna Cooper. Clerk by trade. Unmarried. Attested and passed fit 9 April 1915 at Portage la Prairie, Canada. Height 5ft 9 inches, girth 35 inches, complexion fair, eyes grey, hair brown, religious denomination Church of England. No known grave. Commemorated on VIMY MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 1968 - 21

Plaque in church:

EDGAR STANLEY COOPER
5th SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO WAS KILLED IN ACTION AT THIEPVAL, FRANCE.
15TH SEPTEMBER 1916. AGED 38 YEARS.
***
May everlasting light shine upon him

DOVE W
No further information currently available
EASDELL Alfred George
[Spelt ESDELL on CWGC & SDGW] Corporal 45346, 1st Battery, 45th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 21 November 1916. Aged 26. Born and enlisted Colchester. Son of James and Lydia Esdell, of Meadow Cottage, Little Bromley. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 A and 8 A.
ELLIS Harry
Private 16229, 11th Battalion, Essexd Regiment. Died 27 August 1918. Born Lawford, Essex, enlisted Colchester, resident Little Bromley. Buried in COLOGNE SOUTHERN CEMETERY, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Plot XI. Row A. Grave 18.
FORSDYKE William James
Lance Corporal 3/1813, 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 14 April 1917. Aged 20. Born Otley, Ipswich, enlisted Colchester, resident Little Bromley. Son of Alfred and Elizabeth Forsdyke, of Lawford, Manningtree, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7.
FROSTICK James
Lance Corporal 16940 [CWGC] or 16910 [SDGW], 2nd Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 5 April 1918. Aged 38. Born and resident Little Bromley, enlisted Colchester. Son of William and Elizabeth Frostick, of Little Bromley, Manningtree; husband of Bertha Frostick, of Bottle Hall, Great Bromley, Colchester. Buried in ST. NICOLAS BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row D. Grave 9.
GLADWIN Sidney George
Private 24647, 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 1 June 1917. Born and resident Little Bromley, enlisted Colchester. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7.
GARROD Lewis Harold
Private 8855, 2nd Battalion, Essex regiment. Killed in action 21 October 1914. Born and resident Little Bromley, enlisted Colchester. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 7.
HOWE Arthur
Private 1411, 1/5th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died at sea 2 January 1916. Aged 25. Born and resident Little Bromley, enlisted Manningtree. Son of Joshua and Annie Howe, of Little Bromley. Buried in East MURDOS MILITARY CEMETERY, Greece. Plot III. Row F. Grave 166.
LUCAS Alfred B
Private 16467, 10th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 21 March 1918. Born Dovercourt, Essex, enlisted Colchester, resident Wix, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 51 and 52.
LUCAS Charles
Private 16425, 10th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 14 July 1916. Born Manningtree. enlisted Colchester, resident Little Bromley. No known gtrave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 10 D.
LUCAS E B
No further information currently available
MANNING Charles
Private 201948, 2nd [SDGW] or 21st [CWGC] Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 1 September 1917. Born Ardleigh, enlisted Colchester, resident Great Bromley. Buried in FEUCHY BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row D. Grave 15
PAYNE Albert
Private 16508, 10th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action in the Balkans 7 December 1915. Born and resident Bromley, Essex, enlisted Colchester. Son of Robert and Nora Payne, of Little Bromley. Formerly 54481, Royal Garrison Artillery. No known grave. Commemorated on DOIRAN MEMORIAL, Greece.
STUDD Charles [John]
Private 26492. 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action between 9 and 19 April 1918. Born Little Bromley, enlisted Colchester. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 3.
STUDD George Alfred
Private 56594, 18th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action 1 June 1918. Born Little Bromley, enlisted Colchester. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 32 to 34.

MAKE THEM TO BE NUMBERED WITH
THY SAINTS, IN GLORY EVERLASTING

ALSO OF THE MEN WHO FELL IN THE 1939-1945 WAR

GARROD Bertie Ambrose
Lance Serjeant 2611838, 5th Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Died 27 March 1943. Buried in BEJA WAR CEMETERY, Tunisia. Plot 1. Row A. Grave 11.
HOWE Eric Arthur
Lance Corporal 2667642, 2nd Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Died 23 April 1945. Aged 25. Son of Abraham Edward and Florence Howe, of Little Bentley, Essex. Buried in ARGENTA GAP WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot II. Row E. Grave 18.
RIX Ernest George Frederick
Private 5779295, 5th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died during the Japanese invasion of Malaya and Singapore 25 January 1942. Aged 27. Son of William Charles Rix, and of Ann Rix, of Little Bentley, Essex; husband of Irene Rix. Buried in KRANJI WAR CEETERY, Kranji, Singapore. Plot 18. Row D. Collective grave 13-16.

IN REMEMBRANCE

R.I.P.

Last updated 22 August, 2015

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