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World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © John Hendry 2013
additional information Kim Andrews

The memorial is inside the church of St Mary The Virgin, Little Sampford and takes the form of a wooden board with pediment and shelf. There are seven names listed for World War 1 and four for World War 2. The memorial was first unveiled by Major Walter Schwier in December 1924.
Photographs Copyright © Kim Andrews 2010

1914 - 1918

Private 17085, 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 14 April 1917. Aged 35. Born and resident Little Sampford, enlisted Chelmsford. Son of George and Emma Andrews, of Grange Cottage, Little Sampford, Braintree, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7.

COOTE Arthur
Private 19541, 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died in Egypt 22 February 1916. Born and resident Little Sampford, enlisted Warley. Husband of Annie May Coote, of Top Farm, Grafham, Hunts. Buried in SUEZ WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Section D. Grave 21.

Private 5605, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 1 November 1916. Aged 30. Son of Mrs. Rue Drane, of Little Bush, Little Sampford, Braintree, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A.

Private 19514, 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 1 July 1916. Aged 20. Born Great Sampford, resident Little Sampford, enlisted Saffron Walden. Son of Walter and Sarah Gowlett, of Millfield Cottage, Little Sampford, Essex. Buried in KNIGHTSBRIDGE CEMETERY, MESNIL-MARTINSART, Somme, France. Section G. Grave 7.
PHILLPOTT George Bowyer
[Listed as George Boyer PHILLPOTT on SDGW & CWGC] Private TF/260113, 13th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 2 August 1917. Aged 38. Born Great Sampford, enlisted Great Bardfield. Buried in NEW IRISH FARM CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XII. Row E. Grave 5.
RICHARDSON Herbert Laflin
Private 35864, Essex Regiment. Enlisted 6 December 1915, discharged 3 May 1917 due to sickness. Died in the October to December Quarter 1917, death registered in Dunmow Registration District, Essex. His birth was registered at Dunmow, Essex in the July to September Quarter 1885 (Vol 4A Pg 355). In the 1891 census he is listed as the son of Alfred & Julia A Richardson, aged 5, Scholar, born Gread Bardfield, Essex, resident High Street, Bardfield Saling, Stebbing, Essex.
Lance Corporal 34157, 2nd Battalion, The Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Died 14 November 1918. Aged 22. In the 1911 census he was a son, aged 15, of William and MAry Ann Suckling, a kitchen boy, born Finchingfield, Essex, resident Little Sampford. His death is recorded as a Civil Registration at Colchester Regstration Office, Essex (Vol 4A Pg 1670). Buried in COLCHESTER CEMETERY, Essex. Plot N. Row 6. Grave 41.
1939 - 1945
DAVEY Frederick James
Flight Sergeant (Air Gunner) 1873833, 83 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 13 August 1944. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Davey; husband of Elizabeth Joan Davey, of Fewcott, Oxfordshire. Buried in HANOVER WAR CEMETERY, Niedersachsen, Germany. Plot 1. Row B. Collective grave 1-4.
MALTBY, MiD Ralph Alexander
Lieutenant 73034, Royal Artillery attached to 2nd Wing, The Glider Pilot Regiment, A.A.C. Died 17 September 1944. Aged 26. Order of the Patriotic War (U.S.S.R.). Mentioned in Despatches. Son of Francis Brough Maltby and Enid Rosamond Maltby; husband of Jean Felicity Maltby (nee Beath), of Oxford. Buried in ARNHEM OOSTERBEEK WAR CEMETERY, Gelderland, Netherlands. Plot 3. Row C. Grave 18.
SWEETING Charles Macey
Private 6012290, 1/5th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died 1 December 1941. Aged 26. Son of John and Violet Blanch Sweeting of Little Sampford, Essex. Buried in KANTARA WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Section C, Grave 148A.
[Essex Regiment on memorial] Private 6021190, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died as a prisoner of war of the Japanese 1 September 1943. Aged 24. Son of John and Violet Blanche Sweeting, of Great Sampford, Essex. Buried in THANBYUZAYAT WAR CEMETERY, Myanmar (Burma). Plot B1. Row C. Grave 4.


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