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SOUTHEND-ON-SEA POSTAL DISTRICT OFFICERS SERVING 1914-1915

World War 1 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2004 Martin Edwards
research Martin Edwards and Andy Pay

This list is taken from an old postcard. The list starts in 1914 but has no end date but was created in 1915 so the span for the list covers from the outbreak of war to some point within 1915.

From an old postcard

List of Officers of the Southend-on-Sea
Postal District, who are serving with
His Majesty's Naval & Military Forces

ALDRIDGE

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ALEXANDER

W J

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ANSLOW

J E

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BANNERMAN

F A

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BARHAM

A

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BASSETT

J J

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BAXTER

J D M

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BEARCRAFT

W

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BEECHEY

W A

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BENSON

W

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BETSON

G

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BRADFORD

J

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BREWSTER

W

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BROWN

A J

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BUXTON

C E

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BUXTON

J G

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CABLE

[Frederick] James

[Name encircled on card - Listed as James CABLE on SDGW] Private 8704, 2nd Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 21st October 1914 in France & Flanders. Born Rayleigh, enlisted Warley, resident Deadwater, Hampshire (sic). Husband of Mrs. K. Cable, of 3, Hillside Cottage, Thundersley, Southend-on-Sea. Buried in LANCASHIRE COTTAGE CEMETERY, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Grave I. B. 1.

CABLE, Frederick James, Private # 8704, 2nd Essex Regiment

Private Cable was born at Rayleigh and was formerly a postman at Leigh On Sea, being called up with the reerve in August 1914. He was killed in action at La Gheer, Ypres on 21st September 1914, aged 26. His name was displayed on the Post Office Roll of Honour displayed in Southend Post Office in 1915.

Southend Standard newspaper 17-12-1914 for obituary

CAMPBELL

J F A

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CARR

E W

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CARTER

W J

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CHINERY

Harry Walter

Private 3091, 6th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died at home 11th March 1916. Age 20. Enlisted Westcliff-on-Sea, resident Leigh-on-Sea. Son of Walter and Agnes Frances Chinery, of High St., Bildeston. Buried in the new (East) ground of SY MARY MAGDALENE CHURCHYARD, BILDESTON, Suffolk.

CHINNERY, Harry Walter, Private, # 3091, 1/6th Essex Regiment.

Private Chinnery lived at 21, Cranleigh Drive, Leigh On Sea where he was employed as a postman, and was mobilised in August 1914. He died at Aylesbury Military Hospital on 11th March, 1916, aged 19.

Southend Standard 22-3-1916 for obituary & photograph, 1-12-1917 mentioned.

CLARKE

C

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CLARKE

H I

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CLEMENTS

W H

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COLE

A A

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COLEMAN

H G

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COLLINSON

P H

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CROMPTON

S H

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DUDLEY

H

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DUNN

W R C

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EARLE

R C

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EASTER

C

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EDWARDS

A W G

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EMERY

S

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FILLERY

E C

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FLOWERS

C J

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FOGG

B F

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FORSYTH

D

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FRAMPTON

H

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FRY

J

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GILLINGHAM

L W

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GOOSE

R G

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HANNANT

W

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HARRIS

C R

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HEARD

P

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HOWE

V G

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HUBBARD

L

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HUNT

E G

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JACKSON

W J

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JONES

E A

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KEARY

E H

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KING

H

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KIRBY

F T

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LAWRENCE

J W

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LEWIS

T

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LINEHAM

H

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LODGE

H S

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LONGLEY

C H

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LUPTON

C M

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MABER

H H

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MARTIN

J H J

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MERCER

John William Edward

Sergeant 202369, 2nd Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 6th August 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 33. Born Plaistow, enlisted and resident Southend-on-Sea. Son of Mr. and Mrs. John Mercer, of Westcliff-on-Sea; husband of Mary Mercer, of II, Tudor Rd., Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex. Buried in FEUCHY BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave I. D. 9.

MERCER, John William Edward, Sergeant, # 202369, 2nd Essex Regiment

Sergeant Mercer was born at Stock, Plaistow, and was brought to Southend as a boy, living with his wife Mary at 11, Tudor Road, Prittlewell. He was employed as a postman at Southend Post Office for fifteen years, and, was a private in the Territorials for eight. He was called up in August 1914, and served as an Instructor of Musketry prior to going abroad, serving four months in France with another Battalion. He was killed on the night of 6/7th August 1917, and was buried at Feuchy. Lieutenant A.C.Hyde wrote the following leeter to his wife: "It is my painful duty to inform you that your husband Sergeant Mercer was killed on the night of August 7th. He met his death bravely. I understand from Sergeant Page, who was with him when he died, that his last thoughts were of you and the children, and his last words were " Send this photograph to my dear wife and write to her." He was buried at ............. The officers and men of the Battalion will share your grief. He is a great loss to the Regiment and company, as he was a good and brave man and a soldier. Sergeant H.Walford wrote: " Ted had been my chum for eight years and out here he and I cheered each other in the hard times we had been through, and my own grief at his loss is deep. He met his death doing his duty." Sergeant A.Page wrote: "It is with the deepest regret and sympathy that i am writing to let you know of your husbands sudden end, and his last words "Chum, let my wife know, I am going with a good heart." It is mt duty as a comrade to let you know we were on a carrying party up to the trenches and the enemy turned a machine gun on us and caught us before he could get down. I heard him shout and ran back, got him under some cover and bandaged him up, but he was caught very badly and I could see, poor chap, that he was going. I sent for a stretcher, but before he could get there he passed away and I sat there behind him with a full heart. I can tell you! , as he had been my chum since he joined the Battalion, and we always got on well together. So you can realise how it made me feel."

He was 34 years old and is commemorated on the Prittlewell War Memorial and on the family grave in Sutton Road Cemetery.

Southend Standard 23-8-1917 for obituary and photograph.

MILLS

E W

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MONK

H W

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MONTANDON

F W

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MOODY

W G

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MURCH

W A

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NICHOLLS

G H

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ORMAN

E J

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OTTAWAY

R B

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PARROTT

T C S

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PAVITT

F A

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PLAYLE

T S

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POTTER

C E C

[Name encircled on card.]

PRATT

G

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PRESTON

G

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PROCTOR

H G

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PEDDER

D

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RANDALL

H A

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READ

F R

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RIX

P

There is a P RIX listed for Southend but there is no mention of him working for the Post Office. His details are:

Percival RIX, Private 275453, 6th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 27th March 1917 in Palestine. Age 21. Enlisted Westcliff-on-Sea, resident Leigh-on-Sea. Son of Robert and Hannah Rix, of Station Approach, Hockley, Essex. Commemorated on JERUSALEM MEMORIAL, Israel. Panels 33 to 39.

RIX, Percival, Private, # 275453, 1/6th Essex Regiment

Private Rix was the son of Mr. R. Rix of Railway Cottages, Hockley, and enlisted in November 1914. He had served in Egypt and Gallipoli before being sent to Palestine where he was reported missing on 27th, March 1917 during the First Battle of Gaza. He was subsequently presumed to have been killed on that date aged 21.

RIX

R R

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ROAST

E

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ROSS

E

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ROBINSON

E S B

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SANDY

P J

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SIBBETT

C

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SMITH

H H

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SMITH

W

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SORRELL

C R

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SPENCER

S

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SUTTON

A

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THOMPSON

W J

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THIRKELL

H V

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TITE

H W

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TOPSFIELD

R J

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TURNER

A

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TURNER

C M

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WADMAN

M C

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WEEKS

W J

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WHAYMAN

A

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WHYBROW

A

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WILLIS

A

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18 May 2004

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