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LAWFORD WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Martin Edwards 2019

The Lawford War Memorial takes the form of a square-set column with white lettering on black background. It stands on the A137 through Lawford, Tendring, Essex. There are 8 names listed as having made the ultimate sacrificed in World War 1 and 5 names for World War 2; also listed as World War 1 served and returned are 42 names. This is not the original memorial, the original had 7 names for World War 1 and was made from Portland stone.

Photograph Copyright © Nikki Marple 2011

1914-1918
THESE
MEN OF LAWFORD
GAVE THEIR LIVES
FOR THEIR COUNTRY

BAALHAM Ernest
Private 40020, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment formerly 28653, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 31 October 1916. Aged 18. Born and resident Lawford, Essex, enlisted Warley, Essex. Brother of Mrs. E. A. Rogers, of Wignal St., Lawford, Manningtree, Essex. Buried in LE TOURET MILITARY CEMETERY, RICHEBOURG-L'AVOUE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row B. Grave 35.
BARTON Bertie
Private 92337, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) Posted st//3rd Battalion, London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers) formerly TR/13/61053, 53rd Battalion, King's Royal Rifles. Killed in action 1 September 1918. Born Lawford, resident Manningtree, enlisted Chelmsford. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 3.
BRUCE J
Died - No further information currently available
DENNY James
Acting Corporal 10747, 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 27 January 1917. Aged 23. Born and resident Lawford, Essex, enlisted Colchester. Son of Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Denny, of Kennel Cottages, Lawford, Manningtree, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 10 D.
GARDINER Arthur
Gunner 50189, 29th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 5 July 1917. Born Boxted, Essex, resident Manningtree, Essex, enlisted Colchester. Son of George and Martha Gardiner, of Dale Hill Cottage, Lawford, Manningtree, Essex. Attested 5 September 1914 in Colchester, aged 24 years, height 5 feet 9½ inches, chest 38 inches, weight 168lbs, fresh complexion, brown eyes, brown hair, religious denomination Church of England. In the 1911 census he was aged 21, born Newton, Suffolk, a farm labourer, son of George and Caroline Gardiner, resident near Dale Hall, Lawford near Manningtree, Essex. Went to France 31 August 1915. Buried at DICKEBUSCH NEW MILITARY CEMETERY EXTENSION, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row C. Grave 25.
LAMB Percy [Parmenter]
Corporal 12124, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 28 April 1917. Aged 29. Born Manningtree, Essex, enlisted Ipswich. Son of Charles Henry and Sarah Elizabeth Lamb, of Lawford, Manningtree, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 4.
RUDGE Charles Theophilus
Corporal of Horse 3102, Household Battalion formerly 3102, 1st Life Guards. Killed in action 11 April 1917. Aged 25. Born Lawford, resident Maningtree, enlisted London. Son of James and Letitia Rudge, of Lawford, Manningtree, Essex. Buried in ATHIES COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Row H. Grave 3.
RUDGE William
Gunner 98757, 65th Howitzer Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 12 May 1917. Born Manningtree, Essex, enlisted Ipswich, Suffolk. In the 1911 census he was aged 15, born Lawford, Essex, working on farm, grandson of James and Myria Rudge, resident Hungerdown's Lane, Lawford near Manningtree, Essex. Buried in ROCLINCOURT MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row B. Grave 9.
THIS IS
THE RECORD
OF THEIR HONOUR
AND OF OUR
GRATITUDE

AND OF THE
1939-1945
WAR
ASKEW Harold
Corporal T/71805, Royal Army Service Corps. Died as a result of an accident 23 February 1942. Aged 22. Born and resident Essex. Son of Frederick James Askew and Maud Laura Askew, of Lawford, Manningtree, Essex. Buried in KHAYAT BEACH WAR CEMETERY, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Plot A. Row A. Grave 8.
BAALHAM A [E]
Colour Sergeant 5824835, Hampshire Regiment. Died 12 September 1946. Aged 37. Son of Charles and Louisa Baalham; husband of Doris N. Baalham, of Lawford, Manningtree, Essex. Buried in LAWFORD (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD, Essex.
HAMMOND James [Felix]
Private 6011425, 9th Battalion, The Parachute Regiment, A.A.C. Died 19 August 1944. Aged 23. Born and resident Essex. Son of Albert John and Emily Went Hammond, of Lawford, Manningtree, Essex. Buried in RANVILLE WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Plot IIA. Row L. Grave 4.
HAWKINS Edward [William]
Aircraftman 1st Class 1202247, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 30 August 1941. Born 4 October 1909. Son of Edward William and Leah Louisa Hawkins, of Lawford, Manningtree, Essex. In the 1939 Register he was single, Transport Loader Cattle Food, living with his parents, Edward and Lead Hawkins, at Kings Arms Public House, Wignall Street, Tendring R.D., Essex. Buried in LAWFORD (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD, Essex.
SMITH E G C
Died
WARD Frederick [William]
Sergeant (Wireless Operator (Air)) 1866600, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 5 March 1945. Aged 20. Son of Frederick William and Edith Amy Ward, of Lawford, Manningtree, Essex. Buried in LAWFORD (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD, Essex.
THESE MEN
ALSO SERVED
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ADDISON H G
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BAALHAM S W
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BARHAM E
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BARTON E W
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BETTLES C
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BLOYCE H
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BLOYCE S A
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BLOYCE W P
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BRUCE F
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BURROWS J P
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BURROWS A W
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CAREY F
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CHAPLIN A
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CHAPLIN F
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CONWAY C S
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CONWAY G F
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COOK A
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CRICK H
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CURTIS B
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DANIELS W H
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DALE D
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DENNY E C
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DURRANT E G
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EDWARDS J
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GARDENER E C
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GARDENER R
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GARDENER W
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GARWOOD G T
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HAMMOND A J
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HAMMOND J
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HARVEY W
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JOHNSON C E
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LAMB A S
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LAMB C
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LAWRENCE C J
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LICENCE B W
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LING D
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MALTBY J H
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MARVEN F
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MARVEN G
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MEADOWS H C
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MEADOWS J E
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MEADOWS W
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MERCHANT T B A
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MINNS E A
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MINNS F
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MINNS F A
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MINNS F E
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MULLETT B E J
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NICHOLS P B B
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NICHOLS B/R M B
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OXBORROW O C
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PEPPER B
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PEPPER C A
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PERKS E K
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PINNER E C
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REDMAN F D
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RICHARDSON A
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RICHARDSON E
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RICHARDSON P
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ROLFE B H
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ROLFE H W
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AMITH A
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AMITH A A
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SMITH F R
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SMITH H L
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SMITH T G
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WMITH W
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SMITH W J
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USHER D E
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WALTING G
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WARD F W
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WATERMAN E F
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WATERMAN S H
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WATERMAN A W F
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WRIGHT A
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WRIGHT W
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