War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Transcribed and Researched Ernie Rusdale
Arlesford memorial takes the form of a wheel cross on a tapering shaft
atop a plinth with a single-step base. The whole is surrounded by a
chain link fence and stands beside the road. The inscription is on the
front face of the shaft and the World War 1 and 2 inscriptions on the
plinth. The names here have been sorted intom alphabetical order for
ease of reading and research.
Copyright © John Hendry 2015
THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN HONOURED
THE ALRESFORD MEN
WHO FELL IN THE
SD/5872, 11th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action
21 October 1916. Born Alresford, enlisted Colchester. No known grave.
Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face
552660, 1/16th Battalion (Queens Westminster Rifles), London Regiment.
Killed in acion 28 March 1918. Aged 24. Born Alresford, enlisted
Westminster, resident Clapton. Son of Charles William and M. Bacon,
of Alresford, Colchester, and 62, St. Albans Rd., Seven Kings. No
known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France.
23533, 11th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 23 April
1916. Born Thorrington, enlisted Colchester, resident Alresford.
Buried in ESSEX FARM CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II.
Row L Grave 20.
202154, 4th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died 27 October 1918. Aged
25. Son of Mrs. Susan Sadler, of Dormer Cottage, Alresford, Colchester.
Buried in ST. PETER CHURCHYARD, ALRESFORD, Essedx.
Seaman J/37841, H.M.S. Indefatigable, Royal Navy. Lost with his
ship at the Batte of Jutalnd 31 May 1916. Aged 18. Son of Charles
and Sarah Ann Garrad, of Marsh Farm, Alresford, Colchester, Essex.
No known grave, Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon.
5th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment attached to 2nd/5th Battalion, Royal
Warwickshire Regiment. Died 3 December 1917. Aged 28. Son of William
and Mary Elizabeth Grimwood, of Alresford, Essex; husband of Alice
Grimwood, of 96, Military Rd., Colchester. No known grave. Commemorated
on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France. Panel 4.
16957, 9th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 17 July 1917.
Aged 22. Born Fulham, Middlesex, enlisted Colchester, resident Alresford.
Son of Mrs. E. McKinley, of Station Rd., Alresford, Colchester.
No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France.
15399, 11th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died of wounds 18 November
1915. Born and resident Alresford, enlisted Colchester. No known
grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen,
Belgium. Panel 39.
2nd Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Died of wounds in hopsital
9th August 1915. Aged 23. Born 23 August 1891. Son of the Rev Charles
Collwyn Prichard (1846 – 1918) and Mrs Margaret Jane Prichard
(1853 – 1921) (née McConnel, eldest daughter of William
McConnel of Manchester and Knockdolian); brother of Francis and
Rowland (below). Foundation Scholar of Marlborough College, RMA
Sandhurst, commissioned in 1911 into The 15th (East Yorkshire Regiment).
After serving a year at Aldershot he spent 3 years in India. On
return to England he went immediately to France. He was invalided
with frost bite but returned to France in late April 1915. He was
severely wounded on 3 May 1915 as he was moving up to the trenches
near Zillebeke, Ypres. He was brought to the hospital at Boulogne
and then to Queen Alexandra’s Military Hospital at Millbank,
London (13 May 1915). His head wound in particular was inoperable.
He died peacefully at Millbank. Buried in ST. PETER CHURCHYARD,
ALRESFORD, Essex. Also commemorated on memorials at Marlborough
College and Colmonell,
1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. After only 11 days in France he
was mortally wounded on 27th April 1915 leading his men into action
near Gravenstafel, Ypres. [CWC and SDGW state Killed in action 24th
April 1915.] Born 23rd September 1895. Son of the Rev Charles Collwyn
Prichard (1846 – 1918) and Mrs Margaret Jane Prichard (1853
– 1921) (née McConnel, eldest daughter of William McConnel
of Manchester and Knockdolian); brother of Francis and Frederick
(above) .Philpott Scholar of Hereford Cathedral School and accepted
for matriculation at Brasenose College Oxford, but instead, after
three years in the OTC he joined the Special Reserve and was commissioned
into The Suffolk Regiment in September 1914 and served initially
at Felixstowe. In April 1915 he went France. No known grave. Commemorated
on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Panel 21. Also commemorated on memorials at Hereford Cathedral;
Brasenose College, Oxford; and Colmonell,
Charles Henry RICE, Private 16573, 9th Battalion, Essex Regiment.
Killed in action 18 October 1915. Aged 35. Born Hawkswell, Essex,
enlisted Southend-on-Sea, resident EastWood, Essex. Husband of Celia
Rice, of Stanley Lodge, Eastwood, Southend-on-Sea. No known grave.
Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 85 to
40585, 9th [SDGW] or 11th [CWGC] Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed
in action 30 December 1916. Aged 31. Enlisted Colchester, resident
Alresford. Son of Arthur James Rice, of Alresford Ford, Colchester.
Buried in CAMBRIN CHURCHYARD EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Plot/Row/Section
T. Grave 8.
1939 – 45 WAR
1141219, 56 Heavey Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 27 April 1943.
Aged 24. Son of Charles H. and Martha M. Cox, of Alresford, Essex.
Buried in MEDJEZ-EL-BAB WAR CEMETERY, Tunisia. Plot 4. Row H. Grave
2158878, 702 Artisan Works Company, Royal Engineers. Died 19 February
1943. Aged 26. Son of Frank and Ellen Ellis; husband of Nancy May
Ellis, of Alresford, Essex. Buried in MEDJEZ-EL-BAB WAR CEMETERY,
Tunisia. Plot 6. Row E. Grave 19.
14392193, 4th Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Died 10 July 1944.
Aged 19. Son of James William Crabb Hart and Rebecca Hart, of Alresford,
Essex. Buried in BANNEVILLE-LA-CAMPAGNE WAR CEMETERY, Calvados,
France. Plot Xi. Row E. Grave 7.
1890845, 560 Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died as a Prisoner
of War of the Japanese 12 September 1944. Aged 25. Son of Samuel
Frederick and Mabel Miriam May Pryke, of Alresford, Essex. No known
grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Kranji War Cemetery,
Singapore. Column 41.
924112 (Observer), 115 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.
Died 26 September 1941. Buried in SAGE WAR CEMETERY, Niedersachsen,
Germany. Plot 4. Row D. Grave 4.
21 July, 2021