War 1 & 2 & Korean War - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Geoffrey Pugh 2021
Purleigh war memorial can be found in the graveyard extension opposite
All Saints Church, Church Hill. Purleigh, Maldon, Essex. It takes the
form of a stone obelisk, about ten feet high, mounted on a double plinth
on a stone, three step base, built by by Wray & Fuller of Chelmsford.
There are 15 names listed for World War 1, 9 names for World War 2 and
one for Korea.
Copyright © Geoffrey Pugh 2021
THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN GRATEFUL MEMORY
OF MEN OF THIS PARISH
WHO FOUGHT FOR
KING AND COUNTRY
IN THE GREAT WAR
THE NAMES OF THOSE WHO
RETURNED NOT AGAIN
ARE HERE INSCRIBED TO BE
HONOURED FOR EVERMORE.”
THEIR SOULS THROUGHT
THE MERCY OF CHRIST REST
IN PEACE AND MAY LIGHT
PEPETUAL SHINE UPON THEM
Corporal 10657 ‘A’ Coy 3rd Bn., formerly 9th Bn., Essex Regt. He
died on 10th March 1919 as a result of a gunshot wound to the head
in September 1915. Son of Joseph & Kate Carter of Lodge Lane, Purleigh.
Buried in Purleigh Churchyard.
59040, 111th Bty. 24th Bde., Royal Field Artillery. Died on 19th
September 1918. Son of Job & Sarah Ann Coolledge born in 1889 at
Maldon. Husband to Nellie Maisie Wingham and father to Aubrey George,
Leslie Jack and Maurice David William Coolledge. He died of wounds
received at Demuin on the Somme and buried at BRIE BRITISH CEMETERY
Stoker 305541(RFR/CH/B/4875). H.M.S. "Cressy", Royal
Navy who died at sea on 22 September 1914 aged 30. Son of Job
& Sarah, husband of Harriet Alice Carey and father of John Henry
Walter Coolledge. No known grave Remembered with Honour on CHATHAM
NAVAL MEMORIAL 4.
251277 5th Bn., Essex Regt., who died on 26th March 1917 in Syria
aged 20. Son of Mrs Alice Dunn of The Common, Purleigh, Essex. Remembered
with Honour on the JERUSALEM MEMORIAL Panels 32-38.
28270 6th Bn., Northamptonshire Regt., who died on 17th February
1917 aged 22. Son of Alice Mary Dunn of Purleigh, Essex. Killed
in action in Flanders and is commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL
Pier and Face 11A & 11D.
from Chelmsford Chronicle - Friday 1 February 1918,
Dunn, The Common, Purleigh, is notified that her son, Pt. George
J Dunn, Northants Regt., aged 22, reported missing on Feb 17,
1917, was killed on that date. This is the second son Mrs. Dunn
has lost in the war.
DM2/179592, Army Service Corps who died on 6th June 1918 aged 35.
Son of Samuel & Leah Hoare of Honiton, Devon and husband of Elizabeth
Julia Clarke and father to William Alfred Sam, George Francis and
John Hoare. Records show that he was in hospital and died of illness
in France and was buried at WIMEREUX COMMUNAL CEMETERY Plot XI.H.3.
Seaman 230663, (R.F.R.Dev.5711). H.M.Submarine E.30., Royal Navy.
Died on 7th April 1916 and killed by an explosion with three other
crew members. Born in Purleigh, son of Walter & Ann Carter and married
to Catherine Campbell (Strawbridge?) and father to Catherine, Olive
M and Edna Howard. Buried at BLYTH CEMETERY, Northumberland. C.73.
27694 3rd Bn., Essex Regt., Died 22 October 1918 from diabetes,
four months after being treated at Barnet Hospital. Son of Thomas
Joslin and Sarah Osborn of Howe Green, Purleigh. Buried at Purleigh
(All Saints) Churchyard Extension.
20004, 1st Bn., Essex Regt., Killed in action in Gallipoli on 22nd
October 1915. Son of Alfred Lincoln & Mary Clements and born on
9th October 1896 at Howe Green, Purleigh. Buried at TWELVE TREES
COPSE CEMETERY Xl.C.5.
20297 1st Bn., Essex Regt., who died on 27 November 1917, in the
Battle of Cambrai. Son of Alfred Lincoln & Mary Clements and born
on 15th April 1892. No known grave. Commemorated on the CAMBRAI
MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France.
from Essex Newsman - Saturday 14 October 1916, page 3:
W. Lincoln, Essex Regt., son of Mrs. Lincoln, Howe Green, Purleigh,
has been wounded for the second time. In the Dardanelles he had
half his thumb shot off, and now he has been wounded in the head.
His brother, Pt. E. Lincoln, was killed at the Dardanelles.
Corporal 16053 1st Bn., Essex Regt., Killed in action on 10th
December 1916 aged 28 on the Somme. Son of James Parchment & Jane
Harrington of Chelmsford Road, Purleigh. No known grave. Commemorated
on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier & Face 10D.
from Essex Newsman - Saturday 15 December 1917, page
—In loving memory our dear son, L.-Cpl. A. F. Parchment,
killed in action in France, December 10th. 1916, aged 28 years.
year has passed since that sad day
When our dear son was called away;
No mornings dawn, nights begin,
But what we always think him.
his sorrowing Father, Mother, and Sister. —Purleigh, Essex.
7458, 2nd Bn., Essex Regiment. Died on 13th October 1914 aged 30.
Born in Coggeshall, Essex on 1st February 1884. Son of Walter Payne
& Rachel Burton. Buried at METEREN MILITARY CEMETERY, France. Plot
Corporal 12461, 9th Bn., Essex Regt., who died on 30th November
1917 in the Battle of Cambrai aged 25. He was awarded the Military
Medal and Bar. Son of William Singer Smee & Florence Hazell of Round
Bush, Purleigh. No known grave commemorated on the CAMBRAI MEMORIAL,
LOUVERVAL on Panel 7 & 8.
12462, "C" Coy. 9th Bn., Essex Regt., died 29th March
1915 of pneumonia at Shorncliffe Military Hospital. Son of William
Singer Smee & Florence Hazell of Round Bush, Purleigh. Born 17 February
1894 at Purleigh. Buried at Purleigh (All Saints) Churchyard Extension.
1934, 5th Bn., London Regt., (London Rifle Brigade) died 16 July
1916 as a result of wounds at Gommecourt on 1st July. Son of Arthur
Burgess Soar and Clara Johnson and born 18th November 1894 at Hendon,
Middlesex. Buried at BRISTOL (CANFORD) CEMETERY Sec. V. Grave 4842.
Colonel 1A/773 Cdg.1st Bn.,17th Dogra Regt., OBE. Died on 2nd February
1943 aged 43. Born 2nd December 1899 at West Broughton, Lancaster,
son of the Revd. James Cropper,MA, & Ethel Frances Percival-Smith,
husband of Joyce Eileen Cradock-Watson. He was killed in action
with no known grave and is commemorated on RANGOON MEMORIAL Face
6020617, 4th Bn., Suffolk Regt., who died on 28 May 1943 aged
27. Son of James Edgar Harkness & Lily Hazell born 29th March
1916 at Purleigh, Essex. Buried in CHUNGKAI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand
6013081, 2nd Bn., Essex Regt., died 18th May 1940 aged 19. Son of
Henry Robert Heard & Ann Mott. He was buried at PONT-de-METZ CHURCHYARD
3kms southwest of Amiens. Plot 4 Row A Grave 18.
833206, 2nd Btn.,The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment). Died 1st
February 1945 aged 34. Son of Caleb & Eileen Holder and born in
Alderney, Channel Islands on 31 May 1921? Husband of Lillian Harkness
and father to Barry James, Jennifer A., & Terry G Holder. He was
buried at TAUKKYAN WAR CEMETERY, Myanmar. Plot 27.B.23.
6920330, 2nd Bn., Rifle Brigade, who died 23rd November 1941 aged
29. Son of William Hornett & Lucy Ogram Webb and husband of Rose
Kathleen Powles and father to Antony L Hornett. Buried at KNIGHTSBRIDGE
WAR CEMETERY, Acroma, Libya. Plot 1.B.13.
Steward S.S. Newton Ash (Newcastle-0n-Tyne) Merchant Navy died
8 February 1943 aged 22. Son of Ernest Edward Locke & Ethel Mary
Bettis. The vessel was torpedoed and sunk south of Iceland a total
of 38 crew were lost. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London,
Telegraphist P/JX 159055 H.M.S. Barham, Royal Navy died 25 November
1941 aged 43. Son of John Herbert Marsh & Harriet Ansell. Husband
of Gladys May Keeley and father to Joan G., Brenda Mary, and Patricia
Margaret Marsh. Barham was sunk off the Egyptian coast by the
U-boat U-331, with the loss of 862 crew. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH
NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 52, Column 3.
Officer D/JX129623, H.M.S. Defiance, Royal Navy died 7 January 1946
age 34. Son of Edward William Porter & Eileen Annie Griggs. Husband
of Winifred Grace Manning and father of Brian Reginald Henry Porter.
Buried at Purleigh (All Saints) Churchyard Extension Row 3.
Bombardier 6204875, 1 Bty.,1 Searchlight Regt., Royal Artillery
died 26 March 1945. Son of Arthur William Young & Maud Golding.
Husband of Constance Mary Bridgman of Heybridge, Essex. No known
grave, remembered with Honour DUNKIRK MEMORIAL, column 9.
6032239, Essex Regt., attached to The King’s Shropshire Light Infantry.
Died 3 October 1951 aged 20. Son of Robert Strathie & Mary Eadie.
Killed in action and buried in United Nations Memorial Cemetery,
Section 24, Row 12, Grave 1828.
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