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World War 1 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2004 Martin Edwards
document supplied by Lynne Langford

There 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.

Photographs (above & bleow) Copyright © John Hendry 2015

To the Glory of God, and in Memory of
the Men of Little Horkesley who fell in the
Great War, 1914-1918

"Lest we forget".

The 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.

GREAT WAR 1914 – 18

CULHAM Alfred Ezekeil
Private 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.
GUSTERSON Ernest Reginald
Private 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.
HOWLETT Russell George
Private 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.
Private 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.
Private 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.
[Spelt 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.
SARGEANT William Horace
[Listed 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.
WORTH Ernest
Private 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.
WYATT Ernest
Lance 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 26.

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