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WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Detailed information
Compiled and Copyright © Martin Edwards - 2017

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RAINER George Henry
[Also recorded as George Harry] Clerk, Bishopsgate Accounts - Lance Corporal 11944, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Killed in action 12 March 1915. Aged 18. Born Woodford, Essex. Resident Woodford Green, Essex. Son of Richard and the late Alice Rainer, of Woodford, Essex. Joined Great Eastern Railway October 1911. Enlisted 7 September 1914 in Finsbury, London. Buried in LA LAITERIE MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row B. Grave 6.
RAKER Charles Henry
Clerk, Audit Department - Private 2630, 1st/6th (City of London) Battalion (Rifles), London Regiment. Killed in action 8 October 1916. Born and resident Stratford. Joined Great Eastern Railway June 1907. Enlisted September 1914 in London. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 9 D.
RALPH John William
Porter, Ingatestone - Private 27017, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Killed in action 21 March 1918. Aged 20. Born, December 1897, and resident Ingatestone, Essex. Son of John and Emma Ralph, of Malting Cottages, Ingatestone, Essex. Joined Great Eastern Railway November 1914. Enlisted November 1916 in Warley, Essex. Formerly 33838, Essex Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 64.
RANDALL Leonard J
Fireman - Fireman, S.S. "Copenhagen", Mercantile Marine. Died 13 March 1917. Buried in DOVERCOURT CEMETERY, Essex. Chapel side. Plot/Section/Area 4. Row T. Grave 22.
RANDALL Oscar
Pantry Boy, Continental Marine Staff - Steward, H.M.S. "Newmarket", Mercantile Marine Reserve. Killed or died as a direct result of enemy action 17 July 1917. Aged 29. Son of Edith Randall, of 51, Fernlea Rd., Dovercourt, Essex. Joined Great Eastern Railway 24 June 1905. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 26.
RANDS Charles Frederick
Goods Porter, Bishopsgate - Sergeant 8606, 2nd Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment. Died of wounds 5 December 1917. Born Mile End, Middlesex. Resident Bethnal Green, Middlesex. Joined Great Eastern Railway 22 June 1914. Enlisted August 1914 in Stratford, Essex. Buried in ROCQUIGNY-EQUANCOURT ROAD BRITISH CEMETERY, MANANCOURT, Somme, France. Plot V. Row E. Grave 9.
RAWLING, MM Robert Ernest
[Listed as E R RAWLINGS on memorial] Clerk, Wisbech Goods Office - Sergeant 21955, 118th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 31 July 1917. Aged 24. Born Walsoken. Joined Great Eastern Railway June 1907. Enlisted 1914 in Wisbech. Formerly 2260, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 56. See also Walsoken, Norfolk

Extract from Wisbech Standard 1916:

AWARDS FOR BRAVERY.
MILITARY MEDAL FOR WALSOKEN
SOLDIER.
Comrade's Stirring Account of His
Bravery.

A stirring account of how a Walsoken soldier gained the Military Medal was given to our representative by a comrade, Pte. L. Fennilow, of Leverington, who is home on ten days' leave from the front. The brave soldier is Corpl. Robert Ernest Rawling, son of Mr. and Mrs. Rawling, of Ramnoth-road, Walsoken, whose three sons are all in the Army. Fred is in the Life Guards, Tom is in the Cambridgeshire Territorials, but attached to the Norfolks in France, while the one mentioned above is in the Machine Gun Corps. Mrs. Rawling had received a letter from her son to say he had won the Military Medal. Pte. Fennilow stated that he was in the same trench as Corporal Rawling in the big attack on Saturday, Oct. 14th, when the Cambridge Territorials made their name at the Schwaken Redoubt, their machine gun corps moving up with them. On the Sunday morning, he continued, "All our guns had been put out of action by the Germans with the exception of Corpl. Rawings'. The Germans attacked, but the Corporal with his gun succeeded in repulsing them on his own, and succeeded in driving them back. All our officers had been wounded, but one of the Cambridgeshire officers took us in charge, and lie recommended Rawlings for his gallantry. A day or two afterwards we were relieved, and Corpl. Rawlings went away, returning wearing the Military Medal. We were all proud of his success." It is a singular coincidence that Corpl. Rawling and Pte. Fennilow enlisted together on Sept. 4th, 1914, in the Cambs. Territorials, and went out to France together 21 months ago with the Machine Gun Section of the Cambs. Territorials, but were afterwards transferred to the Machine Gun Corps. They were the only two men from Wisbech district in their company. Before enlisting Corpl. Rawling was a goods clerk in the employ of the Great Eastern Railway Company.

RAYLAND Frederick William
Erector, Stratford - Lance Corporal 12639, 5th Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Killed in action in Mesopotamia 16 January 1917. Born 24 May 1885 in West Ham, Essex. Resident Stratford, Essex. Joined Great Eastern Railway July 1899. Enlisted September 1914 in Barking, Essex. Buried in AMARA WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot XVIII. Row D. Grave 3.
RAYNER Reginald Alfred
Clerk, Liverpool Street, Hotels Department - Company Quartermaster Sergeant 301702, 1st/7th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died in Palestine of typhus as a prisoner of war 15 September 1917. Aged 25. Born Leyton, Essex. Resident Tottenham, Middlesex. Son of Augustus Richard and Elizabeth Lukes Rayner, of 11, Ripon Rd., West Green, Tottenham. Joined Great Eastern Railway 5 July 1906. Enlisted 28 February 1916 in Hackney, Middlesex. Called up with Terrirotials at the outbreak of war and returned to Great Eastern Railway 28 february 1916. Re-enlisted. Buried in BAGHDAD (NORTH GATE) WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot XXI. Row F. Grave 32.
RAYNER Robert
Number Taker, Bishopsgate Goods - Private 12628, 7th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Killed in action 25 September 1915. Aged 28. Born Stepney, London. Resident Mile End, London. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Rayner, of Stepney, London; husband of Lydia P. Dible (formerly Rayner), of 8, Hawarden Rd., Walthamstow, London. Joined Great Eastern Railway 1900. Enlisted in London. Buried in RUE-DU-BOIS MILITARY CEMETERY, FLEURBAIX, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 6.
READ Ernest
Extra Porter, Norwich Thorpe - Private B/200101, 10th Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Died 1 October 1916. Aged 31. Born and resident Norwich. Son of The late James Read and of Sarah Read (stepmother). Joined Great Eastern Railway circa 1915. Enlisted 30 March 1916 in Norwich. Formerly 5/5581, Norfolk Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 16 B and 16 C.
READ Frank
Lad Porter, Guyhirn - Private 20343, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 28 April 1917. Aged 19. Born Walsoken. Joined Great Eastern Railway September 1913. Enlisted May 1915 in March, Cambridgeshire. Buried in BROWN'S COPSE CEMETERY, ROEUX, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row H. Grave 28. See Guyhirn, Cambridgeshire, and also Walsoken, Norfolk.
READ George Richard
Acting Fireman, Stratford - Private 16336, 2nd Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Died of wounds 15 September 1916. Aged 23. Born and resident West Ham, Essex. Son of George Richard and Eliza Read, of 37, Eastbourne Rd., West Ham, London. Joined Great Eastern Railway March 1912. Enlisted June 1915 in Stratford, Essex. Buried in LA NEUVILLE BRITISH CEMETERY, CORBIE, Somme, France. Plot II. Row E. Grave 10.
REDWOOD Charles William
Labourer, Parkeston Quay, Electrical Engineering Department - Private 129019, 63rd Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died of wounds 21 August 1918. Born and resident Harwich, Essex. Son of Mr. J. Redwood, of 55, West St., Harwich, Essex. Joined Great Eastern Railway August 1912. Enlisted September 1917 in Colchester. Formerly 39803, Essex Regiment. Buried in MORY ABBEY MILITARY CEMETERY, MORY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row E. Grave 11.
REED Albert Victor
Clerk, Wickford - Private 51040, 1st/5th Battalion, King's (Liverpool Regiment). Died of wounds 5 May 1918. Aged 19. Born Chelmsford, Essex. Resident Burnham-On-Crouch. Son of Walter Wright Reed and Harriett Reed, of Lower Pontlands, Great Baddow, Chelmsford. Joined Great Eastern Railway April 1913. Enlisted February 1917 in Warley, Essex. Formerly 3402, 7th Yeomanry Cyclist Comapny. Buried in BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IX. Row B. Grave 38.
REED Charles
Engine Stripper, Stratford Works - Private L/7879, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 9 May 1915. Aged 28. Born 19 April 1887 in Billinghurst, Sussex. Husband of Mrs. Emily Reed, of 20, Queen St., New Town, Stratford, London. Joined Great Eastern Railway 1909. Reservist. Enlisted in Chichester. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 20 and 21.
REEVE Ernest
Labourer, Bishopsgate (Hydraulic Department) - Rifleman 585, 3rd Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Killed in action 13 October 1914. Born and resident Romford, Essex. Reservist. Enlisted in Warley, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 10.
REEVE Stanley Payne
Lad Porter, Saxmundham - Private 12012, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 19 September 1915. Born Ipswich, Suffolk. Joined Great Eastern Railway 1910. Enlisted August 1914 in Ipswich, Suffolk. Buried in GUNNERS FARM MILITARY CEMETERY, Hainaut, Belgium. Row C. Grave 5.
REEVES F W
No further information currently available
RENNIE T
Thomas Rennie. In the 1911 census he was aged 23, born Stratford, Essex, a Railway Labourer, resident with his widowed mother, Jean, at 110, Leyton Road, Stratford, West Ham, London & Essex. *** No further information currently available ***
REYNOLDS Henry William
Store Porter - Lance Corporal 43691, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 26 September 1917. Aged 33. Born Bethnal Green, Middlesex. Son of Sidney John and Elizabeth Reynolds, of 46, Valentine Rd., Wood St., Walthamstow, London. Enlisted in Romford. Formerly 24579, Northamptonshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 40 to 41 and 162 to 162A.
RICE Frederick Arthur
Lad Porter - Private 30117, 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 28 April 1917. Aged 20. Born Diss, Norfolk. Son of Isabella Hubbard (formerly Rice), of 15, Mission Rd., Diss, Norfolk, and the late Alfred Rice. Joined Great Eastern Railway circa 1912/1913. Territorial. Enlisted 1914 in Diss, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 3. See also Diss, Norfolk
RIDER Job Arthur
Labourer, Parkeston Quay - Stoker 1st Class 292920, H.M.S. "Hogue", Royal Navy. Killed when his ship was sunk by submarine in North Sea 22 September 1914. Aged 39. Born 21 August 1876 in Wroxham, Wales. Son of William Rider, of Birmingham; husband of Ellen E. Rider, of 3, Main Rd., Upper Dovercourt, Harwich. Joined Great Eastern Railway 31 August 1911. In the 1911 census he was aged 33, married to Ellen Elizabeth Rider with one daughter, born Wroxham, Wales, a Stoker, resident 121, High Street, Mile Town, Sheerness, Kent. Admitted to the Harwich Railway Workers Branch of the National Union of Railwaymen in 1913, aged 38. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 5.
RIDGEON Nelson
Goods Porter, Snape - Private 3/10008, 8th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 18 July 1916. Aged 27. Born Thorpe, Essex. Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Ridgeon, of 1, Bradfield Terrace, St. Osyth Rd., Clacton-on-Sea, Essex. Joined Great Eastern Railway circa 1911. Enlisted August 1914 in Snape, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A. See also Snape, Suffolk
RISEBROOK Ernest [Dudley]
Porter - Private 201229, 2nd/4th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died of sickness 27 July 1917. Aged 18. Born 13 November 1898 in Hardingham, Norfrolk, baptised 7 October 1900 in Haridngham, son of Thomas William and Charlotte Christiana Risebrrok. Son of Thomas William and the late Charlotte Risebrook. Admiited to Hardingham Church of England School in 1903. In the 1911 census he was aged 12, born Hingham, at school, resident with his parents, Thomas and Charlotte Risebrook, in Hardingham, Norfolk. Discharged suffering from sickness, King's Regulation 392, 23 May 1917, awarded silver badge no. 177439, 24 May 1917. (xvi). Buried in HARDINGHAM (ST. GEORGE) CHURCHYARD, Norfolk.
ROBERSON Percy John
Porter, Chigwell - Private 19561, 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 12 October 1916. Aged 20. Born Crumplesham, Norfolk. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Roberson, of Wereham, Norfolk. Joined Great Eastern Railway July 1914. Enlisted June 1915 in Ilford, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated at THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 1 D.
ROBERTS Benjamin James
Clerk, General Manager's Office - Rifleman 531295, 1st/15th (County of London) Battalion (Prince of Wales' Own Civil Servie Rifles). London Regiment. Killed in action 7 June 1917. Aged 19. Born 24 August 1897. Resident Wembley. Youngest son of Mary Elizabeth Roberts, of 51, Stanley Rd., South Harrow, and the late William James Roberts. Joined Great Eastern Railway March 1914. Enlisted April 1915 in Somerset House, London. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 54.
ROBERTS Fredrick George
Relayer/Permanent Way Labourer - Private 3/10544, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died of gas poisoning 5 May 1915. Aged 37. Born Fundenhall, Norfolk. Husband of Ellen Elizabeth Roberts, of Church Lane, Fundenhall, Norwich. Joined Great Eastern Railway 1904. Enlisted in Norwich, Norfolk. Buried in BLAUWEPOORT FARM CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Row B. Grave 5.
ROBERTS F W
No further information currently available
ROBERTS Walter Perriam
Goods Clerk, Bishopsgate - Private 200572 [CWGC] or 2269 [SDGW], 1st (City of London) Battalion (Royal Fusiliers), London Regiment. Killed in action 7 October 1916. Aged 20. Resident Tottenham. Son of Edwin Henry and Ella Fanny Roberts, of 142, West Green Rd., Tottenham, London. Joined Great Eastern Railway 21 February 1910. Enlisted 3 September 1914 in Handel Street, London. Buried in GUARDS' CEMETERY, LESBOEUFS, Somme, France. Plot V. Row T. Grave 4.
ROBERTSON Ronald
Lad Porter, Battlesbridge - Acting Corporal G/11115, 11th Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 11 December 1915. Born Prittlewell, Essex. Foster son of Mrs. M. Quy, of Beeches Cottage, Battle Bridge, Essex. Joined Great Eastern Railway August 1912. Enlisted September 1914 in Southend, Essex. Formerly Trooper 23441, Hussars of the Line. Buried in GORRE BRITISH AND INDIAN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row C. Grave 14.
ROBINSON C
No further information currently available
ROBINSON J
Porter, Bishopsgate Goods - Private, 4th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Died February 1916. Aged 36. Joined Great Eastern Railway circa 1910. *** No further information currently available ***
ROBINSON Percival
Chief Engineer, Continental Marine Staff - Engineer Lieutenant, H.M.S. "Newmarket", Royal Naval Reserve. Lost with his ship 7 July 1917. Aged 45. Son of the late Charles Arthur and Letitia Robsinson of Ipswich. Joined Great Eastern Railway April 1887. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMROIAL, Devon.
ROBINSON William James
Porter, Elmswell - Private 24253, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 16 August 1916. Aged 22. Born Culford, Suffolk. Joined Great Eastern Railway October 1914. Enlisted January 1916 in Bury St. Edmunds. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A. See also Elmswell, Suffolk
ROBINSON William John Frederick
Coach Painter - Private 34445, 44th Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps. Killed in action 6 August 1915. Aged 26. Born Wolverton, Bucks. Son of Mr. W. Robinson, of 48, Wolverton Rd., Stony Stratford, Bucks. Enlisted in Stratford. Buried in POPERINGHE NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row C. Grave 7. See also Stony Stratford, Buckinghamshire. See also Stony Stratford.
ROCK George
Weighbridgeman, Norwich (Victoria) - Private 3/10423, 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 13 October 1915. Aged 47. Born St. Paul's, Norwich, Norfolk. Joined Great Eastern Railway April 1890. Enlisted 29 August 1914 in Norwich. In the 1891 census he was aged 22, a Railway Porter, resident with his mother, Maria Rock, in Balaclava Terrace, Norwich, Norfolk. In the 1901 census he was aged 31, born Thorpe St. Andrew, a Railway Porter, married to Elizabeth with 2 daughters, resident 61, Quebec Road, Norwich, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 30 and 31.
ROE, DCM, MM Charles [William]
Porter, Wroxham - Sergeant 21372, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Died of wounds 22 October 1918. Aged 23. Born Carlton, Colville. Son of Herbert James and Emma Roe, of Gate House, Marsh Lane, Carlton Colville, Lowestoft, Suffolk. Joined Great Eastern Railway June 1912. Enlisted February 1915 in Norwich. Formerly 19565, 4th Hussars. Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal (D.C.M.) and the Miltary Medal (M.M.). Buried in DUHALLOW A.D.S. CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot IV. Row J. Grave 35.
ROE Harold Edward
Bricklayer's Labourer, Beccles - Private 1141, 1st/5th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of dysentery at sea 31 August 1915. Aged 22. Born Beccles, Suffolk. Son of Albert and Alice Roe, of 22, Ballygate St., Beccles, Suffolk. Joined Great Eastern Railway 6 April 1914. Enlisted 10 August 1914 in Beccles, Suffolk. Buried in GIBRALTAR (NORTH FRONT) CEMETERY, Gibraltar. Row C. 3067.
ROE Herbert James
Porter/Shunter, Forncett - Private 13987, 2nd Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds in Mesopotamia 26 February 1917. Aged 23. Born Gillingham, near Beccles, Suffolk. Son of Herbert J. and Emma C. Roe, of 118, Old Palace Rd., Norwich. Joined Great Eastern Railway June 1911. Enlisted in Norwich, Norfolk. Buried in AMARA WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot XXIX. Row B. Grave 57/66.
ROGERS Arthur
Porter, Goods, Devonshire Street - Able Seaman 203989, H.M.S. "Cressy", Royal Navy. Drowned when his ship was torpedoed by German submarine U9, in the North Sea, 22 September 1914. Aged 32. Born 21 October 1882 in Bethnal Green, London. Son of William and Mary Ann Rogers, of 4 Wilmot House, Mansford Street, Bethal Green, London N.E. Joined Great Eastern Railway 27 February 1913. Originally enlisted 21 October 1900 for 12 years, joined Reserve 26 October 1912, recalled 2 August 1914; prior to enlisting he was a Vanguard, height 5 feet 6 inches,, dark brown hair, grey eyes, dark, ruddy, complexion. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 3.
ROGERS A J
Fireman - Trooper, 4th (Royal Irish) Dragoon Guards. *** No further information currently available ***
ROGERS Herbert Percy
Engine Cleaner, Stratford - Private 11878, 3rd Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Killed in action 1 June 1918. Aged 24. Born East Ham, London. Resident West Ham, Essex. Joined Great Eastern Railway circa 1912. Enlisted 1914 in Stratford. Buried in ANZAC CEMETERY, SAILLY-SUR-LA-LYS, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row N. Grave 1.
ROOT [Christian] Henry
Porter, Bishopsgate, Goods Department - Private 12144, 6th Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Killed in action 27 March 1916. Aged 23. Born and resident Bethnal Green, Middlesex. Joined Great Eastern Railway March 1907. Admitted 1912, aged 20, to the Bethnal Green Railway Workers Branch of the Amalgamated Society of Railway Servants. Admitted 1913, aged 21, to the Stratford (1) Railway Workers Branch of the National Union Of Railwaymen. Enlisted in Finsbury, Middlesex. Married Mary Hayes 1914 in Bethnal Green. Buried in CERISY-GAILLY MILITARY CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot II. Row D. Grave 15.
ROSCOE A
No further information currently available
ROSE Frederick Noel
Carriage Washer, Stratford - Rifleman C/3716, 17th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 3 September 1916. Aged 29. Born and resident Buckhurst Hill, Essex. Son of John Job and Lucy Rose, of Sunny Dale, Broomfield, Chelmsford. Husband of Elizabeth Isabel Rose, of 177, Queens Road, Buckhurst Hill, Essex; one son. Joined Great Eastern Railway 21 September 1914. Enlisted June 1915 in Stratford, Essex. Attested 5 June 1915, aged 28, married man, Railwayman, religious denomination Church of England, 5 feet 10 inches, weight 136 lbs, chest 36½ inches. In the 1901 census he was aged 13, born Buckhurst Hill, Essex, resident with his parents, John Job and Lucy Rose, in Trent Cottages, 1, Trent Road, Buckhurst Hill, Epping, Essex. In the 1911 census he was aged 24, born Princes Road, Buckhurst Hill, a Club Steward, married to Elizabeth Isabel, esiding at 43 Meadow Road, Loughton, Essex. Buried in HAMEL MILITARY CEMETERY, BEAUMONT-HAMEL, Somme, France. Plot II. Row A. Grave 14.
ROUS John Henry
Porter, Snaresbrook - Private 42669, 2nd Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 7 July 1918. Aged 19. Born Edmonton, Middlesex. Resident Forest Gate, Essex. Joined Great Eastern Railway September 1914. Enlisted May 1917 in Stratford, Essex. Formerly 37590, Norfolk Regiment. Buried in MONT-BERNANCHON BRITISH CEMETERY, GONNEHEM, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row J. Grave 12.
ROWLAND Ernest Joe
Lad Porter, Epping - Private 13206, 8th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 26 September 1915. Aged 17. Born and resident Epping, Essex. Joined Great Eastern Railway circa 1912/1913. Enlisted Stratford, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 31 to 34.
RUDDICK James John
Labourer - [Served as WILLIAMS] Stoker 1st Class SS/106664, H.M.S. "Cressy", Royal Navy. Drowned when his ship was torpedoed by German submarine U9, in the North Sea, 22 September 1914. Born 26 December 1886 in Tottenham, London. Husband of Rebecca Ruddick, of 78, Windmill Lane, Angel Lane, Stratford E. Joined Great Eastern Railway 20 January 1914. Oringally enlist6ed 17 February 1908 for 5 years plus 7 years Reservist, a Packer by trade, height 5 feet 4¾ inches, chest 38 inches, dark brown hair, grey eyes, fresh complexion; recalled 20 July 1914. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 5.
RUGG Arthur Henry William
[Listed as A W H RUGG on memorial] Porter, Spitalfields - Private 8035, 13th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 28 April 1917. Aged 38. Born Poplar, Middlesex. Resident Walthamstow, Essex. Son of Harry and Agnes Rugg, of 6, Spruce Hill Rd., Walthamstow, Essex; husband of Sarah Whitbread (formerly Rugg), of 51, Treadway St., Hackney Rd., London. Joined Great Eastern Railway March 1910. Enlisted 3 August 1914 in Barking, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7.
RUSHEN Charles
Porter, Bishopsgate - Private 13273, 8th Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Died of wounds 1 June 1916. Aged 36. Born East Ham, Essex. Resident Forest Gate, Essex. Son of Mrs. M. A. Rushen, of 22, Stafford Rd., Katherine Rd., East Ham, London. His brother W. Rushen also fell. Joined Great Eastern Railway May 1906. Enlisted in Stratford, Essex. Buried at NOEUX-LES-MINES COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row N. Grave 25.
RUTTER Aubrey John
Clerk, Park - Sapper 100468, 33rd Signal Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 19 April 1918. Aged 30. Resident Broxbourne, Hertfordshire. Husband of Agnes Rutter, of The Nursing Home, Bideford, Devon. Joined Great Eastern Railway August 1902. Enlisted June 1915 in Tottenham, Middlesex. In the 1901 census he was aged 13, born Broxbourne, Hertfordshire, resident with his mother, Ann M Rutter, at Rear Broxbornebury, Broxbourn, Ware, Hertfordshire. Buried in METEREN MILITARY CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot IV. Row K. Grave 865.

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