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VANGE WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Charles Mead 2010

The Vange war memorial is to be found outside St Chad's Church, Clayhill Road, Vange, Basildon, Essex. It takes the form of a Celtic cross on a tapering shaft atop a plinth with a single stepped base. The inscription is inset into the front face of the plinth. There are 16 names listed for World War 1 only. The cross was moved to current site in Clay Hill Road after the site at Paynters Hill was built over.

Photographs Copyright © Charles Mead 2010

TO THE HONOURED MEMORY OF
THE MEN OF THIS PARISH WHO
FELL IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1919

AVERY Frederick William
Private 31130, 1st Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Died of wounds 11 October 1918. Aged 37. Born Plaistow, Essex, enlisted Kynocktown, Essex. Husband of Edith Marion Avery, of Kent View Villas, Vange, Pitsea, Essex. Buried in CARNIERES COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Nord, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 5.
BLAKE Thomas
Corporal R/10301, 12th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 20 February 1916. Born Islington, Middlesex, enlisted Southend-on-Sea, resident Vange. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 51 and 53.
BLANKS Charles
Private 19509, 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died of wounds 15 April 1917. Born West Thurrock, Essex, enlisted Southend-on-Sea, resident Vange. Stepson of Mrs. J. Blanks, of Pretoria Lodge, Vange, Pitsea, Essex. Buried in DUISANS BRITISH CEMETERY, ETRUN, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row B. Grave 4.
BROWN W H
No further information currently available
BROWNJOHN Frederick J
Mechanician 291651, H.M.S. Vanguard, Royal Navy. Killed when his ship was sunk 9 July 1917. Aged 36. Born 28 December 1880 in Battersea, London. Husband of Elizabeth Brownjohn, of 4, Nevendon Rd., Vange, Pitsea, Essex. Prior to enlistment he was a paper hanger. Completed 12 years service from 21 March 1899 and then re-enlisted 12 Janaury 1911. height 5 feet 8¼ inches, light brown hair, blue eyes, fresh fair complexion. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 23.
CARTER, MM J
Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.) - No further information currently available
CLARKE John
[Spelt CLARKE on SDGW] Private 10499, 9th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 3 July 1916. Aged 18. Born Vange, enlisted Warley, resident Pitsea, Essex. Son of George and Lizzie Clark, of 8, Thamesville Drive, Vange, Pitsea, Essex. Also served at Gallipoli. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 10 D.
CRANFIELD Reginald John
Private 235153, 8th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 31 July 1917. Aged 28. Born Sible Hedingham, Essex, enlisted Rynochtown, Essex, resident Vange. Son of Mrs. J. Cranfield, of 2, Clarance Cottages, Vange, Pitsea, Essex, and the late John Cranfield. Formerly 9136, Cambridgeshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 21.
DOE Leonard William
Stoker 1st Class K/41405, H.M.S. Rhododendron, Royal Navy. Lost on duty 5 May 1918. Aged 22. Born 26 June 1895 in Chelmsford. Son of Mrs. Dorcas Doe, of 13, Vange Hall Cottages, Vange, Pitsea, Essex. In the 1911 census he was aged 15, born Vange, son of John and Dorcas Doe, of Vange Hall, Vange, Essex. Prior to enlisting he was a Munition Worker. Enlisted 22 February 1917 for the duration of the hostilities. Heoght 5 feet 10¾ inches, chest 40 inches, brown hair, blue syses, ruddy complexion. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 29.
EDWARDS William J
Gunner 3241, "C" Battery, 62nd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 3 May 1917. Born Southend, Essex, enlisted Shoeburyness, Essex. Son of Mrs. S. Edwards, of 3, Vange Villas, Vange, Pitsea, Essex. Buried in BUNYANS CEMETERY, TILLOY-LES-MOFFLAINES, Pas de Calais, France. Plot/Row/Section C. Grave 7.
HARRIS Emmanuel
Lance Corporal 27310, 2nd Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died of wounds 5 July 1917. Aged 22. Born Barking, Essex, enlistd Grays, Essex, resident Vange. Son of Henry and Brittania Harris, of Sherbourne Cottage, Vange, Pitsea, Essex. Buried in DUISANS BRITISH CEMETERY, ETRUN, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row O. Grave 1.
HISCOX Frederick Herbert
[Spelt HISCOCK on SDGW] Rifleman C/6093, 18th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Died of wounds 15 September 1916. Born Dulwich, Surrey, enlisted Romford, Essex, resident Vange. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 13 A and 13 B.
HOOKER James
Private 5267, 1st Battalion, Hertfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 20 January 1917. Enlisted Cheshunt, Herts., resident Vange. Husband of S. S. Hooker, of The Bungalow, School Rd., Wickford, Essex. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot X.Row D. Grave 25.
HULL A
No further information currently available
JIGGINS E
No further information currently available
JOHNSON F
No further information currently available
JOHNSON James
Private 28756, 11th Battalion, Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action 26 September 1917. Aged 27. Born and resident Vange, enlisted Reading, Berkshire. Son of Elijah and Ellen Johnson, of Vange, Pitsea, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 23 to 28 and 163A.
McLACHLAN, MM Sidney James
Private 919867, 24th Battalion, Canadian Infantry. Died 8 November 1918. Aged 29. Born 18 December 1888 in Brixton, Surrey. Son of James and Emma McLachlan, of "Sidneydale," Nevenden Rd., Vange, Pitsea, England. By trade a Nitroglycerine Operator. Umarried. Attested and passed fit 15 August 1916 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, aged 27 years 5 months, height 5 feet 2 inches, chest 33½ inches, fair complexion, blue eyes, brown hair, religious denomination Church of England. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). Buried in AUBERCHICOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot I. Row C. Grave 5. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 7028 - 14
METHUEN St John Arthur Paul
Driver 42713, 9th Brigade, Canadian Field Artillery. Died 20 July 1918. Aged 25. Born 19 November 1892 in Punkunol, Dorset. Son of the Rev. St. John and Mrs. Methuen, of Vange Rectory, Pitsea, Essex. Educated at King's School, Canterbury. Attested 24 September 1914 at Valcartier, Quebec, Canada, aged 21 years 10 months, height 5 feet 9 inches, chest 36½ inches, dark complexion, brown eyes, black hair, religious denomination Church of England. Buried in BAGNEUX BRITISH CEMETERY, GEZAINCOURT, Somme, France. Plot III. Row F. Grave 2. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 6143 - 51
MOTTANT A
No further information currently available
RUST Frederick Charles
Gunner 121086, "A" Battery, 113th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 26 October 1916. Born Vange, enlisted Southend, Essex. Buried in BAPAUME POST MILITARY CEMETERY, ALBERT, Somme, France. Plot I. Row D. Grave 9.

THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE

IN MEMORY OF ALL THOSE WHO HAVE
FALLEN IN THE SERVICE OF THEIR COUNTRY

Last updated 28 August, 2016

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