HORKESLEY WAR MEMORIAL
War 1 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2004 Martin Edwards
document supplied by Lynne Langford
are two memorials within Little Horksley, one within the church and
another in the village. The village memorial is to be found at the crossroads
in the village opposite pub. It takes the form of a Latin cross on tapered
shaft atop a plinth with a one step base surrounded by iron railings
and contains the same names as the church plaque; there are no names
for World War 2 just World War 1. It was unveiled and dedicated 30th
May 1920, the builders were Messrs. Deaves and Son. These details were
originally taken from the original dedication sheet used for the unveiling
of the memorial. The war memorial, located at the parish church, was
unveiled by W. OTTER-BARRY, Esq., on Sunday 30th May 1920 after the
3 o'clock service.
the Glory of God, and in Memory of
the Men of Little Horkesley who fell in the
Great War, 1914-1918
memorial in the church takes the form of a wooden plaque with the inscription
and names in black and red lettering. The church of St Peter and Paul
was destroyed by a land mine in 1940 and has been completely rebuilt.
TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN MEMORY OF THE MEN
OF LITTLE HORKESLEY
WHO FELL IN THE
GREAT WAR 1914 – 18
20421, 9th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 14th October
1916 in France & Flanders. Age 19. Born Little Horkesley, enlisted
Colchester. Son of Walter and Alice Sarah Culham, of Lower Daisy
Cottage, Little Horkesley, Nayland, Colchester. Buried in GROVE
TOWN CEMETERY, MEAULTE, Somme, France. Plot I. Rpw L. Grave 22.
248086, 2nd (City of London) Battalion (Royal Fusiliers), London
Regiment. Killed in action 19th September 1918 in France & Flanders.
Age 21. Born Little Horkesley, enlisted Warley, resident Great Horkesley.
Son of Albert and Eliza Gusterson, of Hey Farm, Great Horkesley,
Colchester. Formerly 11763, 1st Reserve Battalion, Hertfordshire
Regiment. Buried in EPEHY WOOD FARM CEMETERY, EPEHY, Somme, France.
Plot II. Row A. Grave 9.
21092, 8th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 26th September
1916 in France & Flanders. Born Little Horkesley, enlisted Colchester.
Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face
1 C and 2 A.
20497, "W" Company, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed
in action 28th March 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 21. Born
Little Horkesley, enlisted Colchester. Son of John and Mildred Munson,
of School Cottage, Little Horkesley, Colchester. Enlisted in June,
1915. Previously wounded. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de
Calais, France. Bay 4.
9976, 2nd Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 22nd January
1915 in France & Flanders. Age 21. Born and resident Great Horkesley,
enlisted Colchester. Son of Henry and Laura H. Potter, of Field
Cottage, Little Horkesley, Colchester. Buried in CALVAIRE (ESSEX)
MILITARY CEMETERY, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Plot I. Row
E. Grave 10.
SARGENT on CWGC] Private 16234, 11th Battalion, Essex Regiment.
Died in England 25th May 1915. Age 23. Born and resident Little
Horkesley, enlisted Colchester.Son of George and Elizabeth Sargent,
of Malting Farm Cottage, Bures St. Mary'S, Suffolk. Buried in PORTSLADE
CEMETERY, Sussex. Plot R. Row C. Grave 15.
as Horace on SDGW] Gunner 145984, 401st Battery, 14th Brigade, Royal
Horse Artillery. Died of wounds 16th May 1918 in France & Flanders.
Age 20. Born and enlisted Colchester. Son of George and Elizabeth
Sargeant, of Little Horkesley, Colchester. Buried in DOULLENS COMMUNAL
CEMETERY EXTENSION No.2, Somme, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 6.
23278, 1st/6th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died 29th July 1918 in
Palestine. Born Little Horkesley, enlisted Colchester, resident
Great Horkesley. Buried in RAMLEH WAR CEMETERY, Israel. Section
C. Grave 54.
Corporal 7078, 13th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died
of wounds 27th May 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 23. Born Woodbridge,
Suffolk, enlisted Colchester, resident Little Horkesley. Son of
Jane Wyatt, of Hay Green, Great Horkesley, Colchester. Formerly
20552, Suffolk Regiment. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION,
ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Section Q. Plot III. Row F. GRave
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