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LITTLE HALLINGBURY WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Martin Edwards 2006

Little Hallingbury war memorial tis to be found in the grounds of the parish church and takes the form of a wheel cross of stone with Celtic-style carvings on the head and shaft. The cross stands on a tapering stone plinth on which the names are inscribed. There are 33 names from World War 1 and 8 names for World War 2. See also Little Hallinbury War Memorial
Photographs Copyright © John Meyer 2005

1914 - 1919

BAKER

Arthur William
Second Lieutenant, 1st/5th Battalion (Territorial), King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 28th July 1916. Aged 40. Son of the Rev. J. J. Baker and Mrs. E. J. Baker, of Little Hallingbury Rectory, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11 C and 12 A.

BAYFORD, MM

Frank William
Sergeant 15044, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 3rd May 1917. Aged 22. Born and resident Little Hallingbury, enlisted Hertford. Son of Mrs. Emily Bayford, of Little Hallingbury, Bishop's Stortford, Herts. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5.

Note: The list of recommendations for awards sent to the 54th Brigade on 2nd October 1916 included 15044, Private Frank Bayford. On 28th September 1916 he was a Sergeant with 'B' Company and was wounded in action during the attack on Thiepval and Schwaben Redoubt, 26th - 30th September 1916.

BRIDGEMAN

Sidney Victor
Private 235041, 8th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 10th October 1917. Aged 21. Enlisted Hertford, resident Bishops Stortford. Son of Mr. W.J. Bridgeman, of 54, Little Hallingbury, Bishop's Stortford, Herts. Formerly 265739, Hertfordshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 35 to 37 and 162 to 162A.

BUCKMAN

John
Private 31533, 13th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died of wounds 9th May 1917. Aged 36. Born Cranleigh, Surrey, enlisted Warley, resident Little Hallingbury. Son of James and the late Charlotte Buckman. Husband of M. Buckman, of Green Dene, East Horsley, nr. Leatherhead, Surrey. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XVIII. Row L. Grave 7A.

COCHRANE

David
Private G/23264, 1st Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Killed in action 5th July 1917. Born Hand Side (sic), Hertfordshire, enlisted Epping, resident Hallingbury. Formerly 11518, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). *** No record on CWGC ***

CRACKNELL

Frederick James
Private G/9189, 11th Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action 29th March 1918. Born and resident Little Hllingbury, enlisted Epping. Son of Frederick and Emily Cracknell, of Little Hallingbury, Bishop's Stortford; brother of Henry C and William G; cousin of herbert Revill and Frank Eldred. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 2.

CRACKNELL

Henry C
Private 19767, 2nd Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action 9th August 1916. Aged 26. Born Hallingbury, resident Little Hallingbury, enlisted Hertford, Hertfordshire. Son of Frederick and Emily Cracknell, of Little Hallingbury, Bishop's Stortford; brother of Frederick James and William G; cousin of herbert Revill and Frank Eldred. Formerly 17871, Bedfordshire Regiment. Buried in POTIJZE CHATEAU WOOD CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 27.

CRACKNELL

William G
Private 18188, 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 9th AUgust 1916. Born and resident Little Hallingbury, enlisted Hertford, Hertfordshire. Son of Frederick and Emily Cracknell, of Little Hallingbury, Bishop's Stortford; brother of Henry C and Frederick James; cousin of herbert Revill and Frank Eldred. Buried in DERNANCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot/Row/Section J. Grave 7.

CROZIER

Frederick
Rifleman A/203503, 1st Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 21st August 1918. Aged 19. Born Little Hallingbury, enlisted Epping, resident Hertford, Hertfordshire. Son of James and Susan Crozier, of 2, Flask Cottages, Flask Walk, Hampstead, London. Formerly TR10/7177, 22nd Training Reserve Battalion. Buried in BIENVILLERS MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XVIII. Row E. Grave 10.

DAY

Henry H
[Listed as Harry DAY on CWGC] Private 26278, 9th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died of wounds 16th October 1916. Aged 27. Born and resident Little HAllingbury, enlisted Bishops Stortford. Son of Mrs. G. Day, of 73, Woodside Green, Little Hallingbury, Bishop's Stortford, Herts. Buried in HEILLY STATION CEMETERY, MERICOURT-L'ABBE, Somme, France. Plot II. Row G. Grave 77.

DORRINGTON

Albert
Private SD/3875, 11th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 3rd September 1916. Aged 21. Born Spalbrook, Essex, enlisted Chelsea. Son of Alice Dorrington, of Waddesdon Cottage, Little Hallingbury Bishops Stortford, Herts, and the late Daniel S. Dorrington. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 7 C.

DORRINGTON

G
Gunner 102396, 3rd (East Riding) Company, Royal Garrison Artillery transferred to 547362, 496th Agricultural Company, Labour Corps. Died 22nd November 1918. Husband of Gertrude A. Dorrington, of 28, Catherine St., Romsey Town, Cambs. Buried in LITTLE HALLINGBURY BURIAL GROUND, Little Hallingbury, Essex.

DORRINGTON

Thomas Charles
Private 19347, 11th (Service) Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died in United Kingdom 8th October 1917. Aged 26. Born Spellbrook, Hertfordshire, enlisted Winchester, resident Little Hallingbury. Son of Mrs. Alice Dorrington, of Burstead Farm, Little Hallingbury. Buried in LITTLE HALLINGBURY BURIAL GROUND, Little Hallingbury, Essex.

ELDRED

Frank Lionel
Private 27011, 6th Battalion, Prince Albert's (Somerset Light INfantry). Killed in action 16th September 1916. Born and resident Little Hallingbury, enlisted Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire; cousin of Frederick James, Henry C and William G Cracknell. Formerly 2431, Hertfordshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 A.

GULLIVER

W
probably William Edward GULLIVER, Private 91776, 1st/6th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Killed in action 27th May 1918. Aged 18. Born Takeley, Essex, enlisted Romford, resident Hatfield. Son of Mrs. M. Gulliver, of 94, Copeland Rd., Peckham, London. No known grave. Commemorated on SOISSONS MEMORIAL, Aisne, France.

GUNN

William
Private 7986, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 26th August 1914. Aged 34. Born and resident Little Hallingbury, enlisted Hockerill, Hertfordshire. Buried in LA FERTE-SOUS-JOUARRE MEMORIAL, Seine-et-Marne, France.

JENNINGS

Cyril John
Acting Lance Corporal 265278, Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 27th September 1917. Aged 21. Born and resident Little Hallingbury, enlisted Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire. Son of William and E. J. Jennings, of Lower Rd., Little Hallingbury, Bishop's Stortford, Herts. Buried in DIVISIONAL COLLECTING POST CEMETERY AND EXTENSION, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row C. Grave 14.

JENNINGS

George William
Private 225145, 1st (City of London) Battalion (Royal Fusiliers), London Regiment. Killed in action 11th August 1917. Aged 27. Born and resident Little Hallingbury, enlisted Sawbridgeworth. Son of Mr. E. J. and Mrs. W. Jennings, of Lower Rd., Little Hallingbury, Bishop's Stortford. Formerly 203763, East Kent Regiment posted to 2nd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 52.

JOCELYN

Robert
[Spelt JOSCELYN on SDGW and CWGC] Private 19782, 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 1st July 1916. Aged 22. Born and resident Little Hallingbury, enlisted Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire. Son of Mr. and Mrs. F. Joscelyn, of Wright's Green, Little Hallingbury, Bishop's Stortford, Herts. Buried in KNIGHTSBRIDGE CEMETERY, MESNIL-MARTINSART, Somme, France. Plot/Row/Section G. Grave 37.

LIVERMORE

Thomas W
Corporal 26035, 10th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Killed in action 23rd August 1917. Aged 25. Born Bishop Stortford, Hertfordshire, enlisted Hounslow, Middlesex, resident Little Hallingbury. Son of Thomas and Sarah Grace Livermore, of Gaston Green, Little Hallingbury, Bishop's Stortford, Herts. Formerly 15478, Hussars. Buried in TYNE COT CEMETERY, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XLVI. Row E. Grave 13.

PATON, VC, MC

George Henry Tatham
Lieutenant (Acting Captain), 4th Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Killed in action 1st December 1917. Aged 22. Son of George William and Etta Tatham Paton, of Wolviston House, Whyteleafe, Surrey. Buried in METZ-EN-COUTURE COMMUNAL CEMETERY BRITISH EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row E. Grave 24.

Note: On 1st December 1917 at Gonnelieu, France, when a unit on Captain Paton's left was driven back, thus leaving his flank in the air and his company practically surrounded, he walked up and down adjusting the line, within 50 yards of the enemy, under a withering fire. He personally removed several wounded men and was the last to leave the village. Later he again adjusted the line and when the enemy counter-attacked four times, each time sprang on to the parapet, deliberately risking his life, in order to stimulate his men. He was eventually mortally wounded.

An extract from the "London Gazette,'' dated 12th Feb., 1918, records the following:- " For most conspicuous bravery and self-sacrifice. When a unit on his left was driven back, thus leaving, his flank in the air and his company practically surrounded, he fearlessly exposed himself to re-adjust the line, walking up and down within fifty yards of the enemy under a withering fire. He personally removed several wounded men, and was the last to leave the village. Later, he again re-adjusted the line, exposing himself regardless of all danger the whole time, and when the enemy four times counter-attacked he sprang each time upon the parapet, deliberately risking his life, and being eventually mortally wounded, in order to stimulate his command. After the enemy had broken through on his left, he again mounted the parapet, and with a few men, who were inspired by his great example, forced them once more to withdraw, thereby undoubtedly saving the left flank."

PRIOR

George
Private 201193, 4th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action in Palestine 26th March 1917. Aged 21. Born and resident Great Hallingbury, enblisted Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire. Formerly 20758, Bedfordshire Regiment. Son of James and Ruth Prior, of Beggars Hall, Great Hallingbury, Bishop's Stortford. No known grave. Commemorated on JERUSALEM MEMORIAL, Israel. Panels 33 to 39.

REVILL

Herbert
Private 16479, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 20th April 1915. Born Little Hallingbury, enlisted Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire, resident Great Hallingbury; cousin of Frederick James, Henry C and William G Cracknell.. Buried in OOSTTAVERNE WOOD CEMETERY, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot VIII. Row L. Grave 11.

ROBINSON

Frederick [Alfred]
Private 16566, 11th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 15th September 1916. Born and resident Little Hallingbury, enlisted Warley.

ROBINSON

Walter
Private 19238, 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 14th April 1917. Born and enlisted Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire, resident Little Hallingbury. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 10 D.

SARGISSON

Norman Henry
Signalman J/19070, H.M.S. Invincible, Royal Navy. Lost at the Battle of Jutland 31st May 1916. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 16.

Note: HMS Invincible was an Invincible Class Battlecruiser built at Elswick, laid down April 1906, completed March 1909, cost £1,767,515. Invincible herself was originally fitted with experimental electrically powered gun turrets. After trials these were found to be a disappointment as training was slower then hydraulic turrets and there were maintenance problems. In 1914 the turrets were re-fitted for conventional hydraulic power.

On 6th August 1914 she was completely refitted and dispatched to Queenstown for trade protection duties. On 9th August 1914 she was ordered to return to become flagship on 2nd Battlecruiser Squadron and on 28th August 1914 took part in the Battle of Heligoland Bight. In September 1914 she was transferred to 1st Battlecruiser Squadron and then in October 1914 rejoined 2nd Battlecruiser Squadron. On 4th November she was ordered to South American waters to hunt Admiral Graf Spee then on 11th November 1914, after short refit at Devonport, set sail as flagship of Vice-Admiral Sturdee. On the 8th December 1914 took part in the Battle of the Falkland Islands and on 16th December 1914 left the Falkland Islands for home. Between January-February 1915 she underwent a refit at Gibraltar then joined 3rd Battlecruiser Squadron. She was sunk at the Battle of Jutland on 31 May 1916, by SMS Derfflinger and Lützow but managed to inflict fatal damage on Lützow. HMS Invincible sank with the loss of 1,026 of her crew; only 5 men survived.

SMITH

H
No further information currently available

SMITH

Percy J
Private 41799, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died 15th November 1917. Aged 19. Born Little Hallingbury, enllisted Epping. Son of W. G. and A. E. Smith, of Little Hallingbury, Bishop's Stortford. Formerly TR/10/6069, Training Reserve Ballation. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XXII. Section D. Row D. Grave 12.

TAYLOR

Victor [Charles]
Private 14692, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 27th September 1916 during the attack on Thiepval and Schwaben Redoubt, 26th-30th September 1916. Born and resident Little Hallingbury, enlisted Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C.

THURGOOD

G
No further information currently available

WATERMAN

Albert
Private 5438, Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 13th November 1916. Enlisted Hertford, resident Little Hallingbury. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 12 C.

WATERMAN

George W
Private 18191, 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 19th July 1916. Born and resident Little Hallingbury, enlisted Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire. Buried in HEILLY STATION CEMETERY, MERICOURT-L'ABBE, Somme, France. Plot II. Row D. Grave 49.

WILSON

Frederick George
Private 20136, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 31st March 1916. Born and resident Little Hallingbury, enlisted Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire. Buried in FAUBOURG D'AMIENS CEMETERY, ARRAS, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 11.

1939-1945

GUNN

H
possibly Harold George GUNN, Driver T/254647, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 3rd September 1942. Aged 38. Son of Charles and Mary Ann Gunn; husband of Eileen Frances Gunn, of Stansted, Essex. Buried in CASERTA WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot II. Row E. Grave 7.

HARROP

R
probably Roland Hill HARROP, Able Seaman, S.S. City of Guildford (Liverpool). Died 27th March 1943. Aged 48. No known grave. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London. Panel 29.

HOOD

J
No further information currently available

HUMPHREY, MM

Benjamin Waller
Orivate D/32802, 7th (H.D.) Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died 25th April 1946. Aged 47. Husband of Ella Franklin Humphrey, of Little Hallingbury. Mmeorial lists him as being awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). Buried near the West boundary in ST. MARY CHURCHYARD, LITTLE HALLINBURY, Essex.

NICHOLSON

A
No further information currently available

PALMER

Eric [William]
Private 5836234, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died as a Prisoner of War at Takanun, Thailand of cholera 29th May 1943. Aged 22. Son of William and Elizabeth Palmer, of Little Hallingbury, Essex. Buried in KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Plot 2. Row O. Grave 47.

QUICK

Maurice Reginald
Private 14604069, 2nd/4th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died 3rd July 1944. Aged 27. Son of Reginald Charles and Jessie Lena Quick; husband of Elise Lilian Quick, of Elstree, Hertfordshire. Buried in BOLSENA WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot I. Row E. Grave 10.

JOCELYN

Thomas Henry
Stoker 1st Class C/KX120708, H.M.S. Minos, Royal Navy. Died 16th June 1945. Aged 33. Son of Thomas Henry and Alice Minnie Jocelyn, of Little Hallingbury. Buried near the West boundary in ST. MARY CHURCHYARD, LITTLE HALLINBURY, Essex.

7 January 2006

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