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LITTLE MAPLESTEAD WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Kim Andrews 2015

St John the Baptist Church, Little Maplestead, Essex, is known locally as "The Round Church", and has long been associated with the Knights Hospitallers, the Order of St. John of Jerusalem. Although there was a priest in Little Maplestead in 1086 the earliest part of the current building dates from 1335, and it was extensively restored in the Victorian era. The memorial in Little Maplestead is to be found in St John the Baptist Church, Little Maplestead, to the left of the entrance door and takes the form of brass plaque mounted on a black marble backing. There are three men named who lost ther lives in World War 1. A further elaboarte Roll of Honour shows those who served in World War 1 and returned as well as the three who made the ultimate sacrifice.
Photographs Copyright © Kim Andrews 2015

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF
THE MEN FROM THIS PARISH WHO GAVE
THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1919

LAYZELL Cecil John
Leading Stoker K/7795, H.M.S. "Invincible", Royal Navy. Lost with his ship at the Battle of Jutland 31 May 1916. Aged 25. Born 10 October 1890 in Halstead, Essex. Son of John and Emma Layzell, of School Rd., Little Maplestead; his father was listed as next of kin originally of Cock Inn, South Maplestead, Halstead, Essex; his brother Frederick Alfred also died (see below). In the 1911 census he was serving with the Royal Navy at Sea and in Ports Abroad. In the 1901 census he was the son of John and Emma Layzell, aged 10, attending school, born Halstead, resident Victory Inn, Wickham St Paul, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hamshire. Panel 16.
LAYZELL Frederick Alfred
Able Seasman J/14692, H.M. Submarine "H5", Royal Navy. Lost when Submarine H5 was rammed and sunk 2 March 1918. Aged 22. Born 15 February 1896 in Wickham, Essex. Son of Mr. and Mrs. John Layzell, of Little Maplestead, Halstead, Essex; husband of Lillias Maria Layzell, of 35, Livingstone Rd., Lower Tranmere, Birkenhead; his brother Cecil John also died (see above). In the 1901 census he was the son of John and Emma Layzell, aged 5, attending school, born Wickham St Paul , resident Victory Inn, Wickham St Paul, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 28.

HM Submarine H5, was a British H-class submarine of the Royal Navy. She was sunk after being rammed by the British merchantman Rutherglen, mistaken for a German U-boat, on 2 March 1918. All on board perished. See Holyhead War Memorial to H5

TURNER Frank
Private 41957, 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 16 August 1917. Born and resident Little Maplestead, enlisted Halstead. Formerly 27186, Nortfolk Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 98 to 99.

THEIR NAME SHALL LIVE FOR EVERMORE

The Roll of Honour contains the following names which have been sorted into alphabetical order for ease of reading and research.

Little Maplestead
Roll of Honour

ABBOTT Alfred
No further information currently available
ARGENT Reuben
R.N. - No further information currently available
BINKS Frank
R.N. - No further information currently available
BISHOP George
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BOCKING C Sidney
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BOCKING Ernest
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BOCKING Robert
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BRAGG Lewis
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CHAPMAN Dick
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COCK Samuel
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COE William
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COOK Walter
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DIXEY Arthur
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EAREY Arthur
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FLOWERS Arthur
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HEARN George
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HOLDEN James
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HOLLAND Alfred
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JEGGO W
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JENNINGS Walter G
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KING Maurice F
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LAYZELL Cecil J
LAYZELL Fredk A
R.N. See above
LEWIS Stanley
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MAYES George
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PILGRIM Robert H
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PLAMPLIN Edward
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PLAMPLIN Harry
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RICHBELL Alfred
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RICHBELL Arthur
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RICHBELL Ernest
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SEARLE William
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TURNER Arthur
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TURNER Frank
See above
TURNER Jno
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TURNER Js
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WISEMAN Ar.
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WISEMAN George
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1914-1919

Last updated 31 August, 2015

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