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SOUTHEND-ON-SEA UNITED REFORMED CHURCH

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Compiled and copyright © Martin Edwards 2014

The United Reformed Church stood in Chelsmford Avenue, Southend on Sea but has since been reused as a mosque and the plaque has been plastered over. It took the form of a marble plaque mounted on a board affixed to the wall of the church. There are 10 names listed as hving died and a further mention is made of 19 who returned; a 33% attrition rate for the church.

Photographs Copyright © Patick Betson 2014

TO THE
GLORY OF GOD
AND IN
SACRED MEMORY
OF THE UNDERMENTIONED MEMBERS OF THIS CHURCH AND
COMGREGATION WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE CUASE OF
FREEDOM DURING THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918

BUTCHER

Clement [James]

[Listed as Lance Corporal on memorial] Private 52500, 18th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Died of wounds 17 October 1918. Aged 19. Born Prittlewell, Essex, enlisted Southend. Son of Clement William and Mary Butcher, of Cemetery Lodge, Sutton Rd., Southend-on-Sea. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XXX. Row F. Grave 4.

COOK

Alfred

Private 31571, 13th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died of wounds 5 March 1917. Aged 35. Born Braintree, enlisted and resident Southend-on-Sea. Husband of Alice Mary Cook, of 28, Colchester Rd., Prittlewell, Essex. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XXI. Row M. Grave 2A.

FREEMAN

Harry

Private 27177, 12th (Norfolk Yeomanry) Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died in Egypt 22 December 1917. Aged 36. Born Prittlewell, Essex, enlisted Southend. Husband of Edith Annie Freeman, of 5, Branksome Rd., Southend-on-Sea, Essex. Native of Southend-on-Sea. Buried in KANTARA WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Section E. Grave 225.

FULLER

Alfred [Edward]

Private 35420. 2nd Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 3 May 1917. Aged 40. Born Felstead, Essex, enlisted Southend-on-Sea, resident Prittlewell, Essex. Husband of Kate Sarah Fuller, of Lanhams Green, Cressing Braintree, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7.

JACKSON

[Charles] Frederick [Steven] aka Fred

Second Lieutenant, 207th Training Depot Station, Royal Air Force. Died 30 April 1918. Buried in SOUTHEND-ON-SEA (NORTH ROAD) CEMETERY, Essex. Plot C. Row 2. Grave 36.

LAYZELL

Ephraim Leonard

[Listed as Trooper on memorial] Private 16353, 1st (Royal) Draggons. Killed in action 26 March 1918. Aged 23. Enlisted Colchester, resident Prittlewell. Son of Ephraim and Annie Layzell, of 5, Wallis Avenue, Prittlewell, Southend-on-Sea. Formerly 1938, Essex Yeomanry. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL. Somme, France. Panel 2.

LOCKWOOD

Clifford Frederick

Private 28299, 11th BattalIon, Border Regiment. Killed in action 10 July 1917. Born Canewdon, Essex, enlisted Southend-on-Sea, resident Westcliffe-on-Sea, Essex. Formerly 32726, Essex Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on NIEUPORT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

PHILLIPS

Bertie

Private 49116, 32nd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 7 June 1917. Born Prittlewell, enlisted and resident Southend. Husband of M. A. Phillips, of 49, Maldon Rd., Southend-on-Sea. Buried in DICKEBUSCH NEW MILITARY CEMETERY EXTENSION, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot III. Row B. Grave 31.

STEBBING

Leonard [C]

[Listed as Bombardier on memorial] Lance Corporal 20972, 4th Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Died of wounds 26 October 1917. Aged 21. Born and enlisted Southend. Son of William and Sarah Jane Stebbing, of 15, Avebury Rd., Southend-on-Sea. Buried in BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VIII. Row I. Grave 82.

WATERMAN

Alfred [Percy]

Gunner 68517, "C" Battery, 46th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds 17 September 1916. Enlisted and resident Southend. Husband of N. Waterman, of 214, West Rd., Prittlewell, Southend-on-Sea, Essex. Buried in DARTMOOR CEMETERY, BECORDEL-BECOURT , Somme, France. Plot II. Row A. Grave 83.

AND ALSO IN
GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE OF FAITHFUL SERVICE
RENDERED TO KING AND COUNTRY BY 19 OTHERS
WHO WENT OUT FROM THIS CHURCH, AND WHO, BY
THE MERCY OF GOD RETURNED TO GIVE THANKS
FOR THE GREAT PEACE

Last updated 14 August, 2014

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