Essex there are various memorials and
rolls of honour dedicated to those men and women who fell
in various wars. These memorials and rolls cover many centuries
in some cases, most World War One and Two.
any conflict there are certain acts of bravery or defiance
that are noticeable above others. For these acts citations
and medals have been awarded.
anybody has information for those of the Second World War,
Boer War, or the like similar to those supplied for the First
World War then I would gladly post these as well.
STOP PRESS ***
May 10/11, 1915, Zeppelin LZ38, commanded by Hauptmann
Erich Linnarz, dropped an incendiary bomb at 02.45 hours
near the prison ship Royal Edward moored just off Southend.
It then proceeded to bomb Southend.
War 1, 'C' Company, 5th Battalion, Essex Regiment.
pages are available for transcripts of these memorials
and rolls of honour. If you have a transcription of,
or you are willing to transcribe, an Essex memorial
or roll of honour for these pages then please contact
me, the email address is below.
acknowledgements for assistance with these pages must
go to Andy Pay and many others - thank you all.
Note: Every attempt has been made to transcribe this information
accurately but there are occasions that the information supplied
is incorrect or errors occur during transcription. We do not
wish to cause offence to any families of the men detailed
here and will change the relevant information when informed.
note that places detailed on these memorials may appear in
the wrong county. This information has been transcribed from
the records given and, as the men were parochial, the information
supplied at enlistment was the view of the men and the county
they thought they resided in.
War 1 & 2 - Others Selection
- Memorial Selection
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gain an overview of all the towns and parishes covered, and hopefully
to be covered, by this site there is an alphabetical
those of you with an interest in the World War 1 there
British Army in the Great War, World
War 1 - Trenches on the Web, the Regimental
Warpath and the Western
Front Association. Andy Pay, Lynda Smith, Ann Thompson,
Chris Comber and Dave Edwards have generously added
detail to the names recorded for many of these memorials
giving details of those who died. These names are all
taken from the main local war memorial (i.e. the town
or village memorial). Some extra names are added on
the end when they crop up elsewhere in the town/village,
such as someone buried in the cemetery.
further reading when researching World War 1 relatives
then there is a book published by the Federation of
Family History Societies for family Historians entitled
"World War I Army Ancestry - Third Edition"
by Norman Holding ISBN 1 86006 056 2.
Essex Regiment can be researched at Chelmsford and
Essex Museum, Essex
Regiment Museum, Oaklands Park, Moulsham Street,
Chelmsford CM2 9AQ. Telephone (01245) 353066/260614.
The Museum has a surname database of Servicemen and
women from the County of Essex which may prove useful
and many sources can be viewed. Collections include
archives, of 44th and 56th Regiments, The Essex Regt
and other units raised in Essex including The Salamanca
Eagle, captured from the French 62nd Regiment.
site commemorates the officers and support staff who have
been killed on duty whilst serving in Essex Police or any
of the predecessor forces to Essex Police. The site also
commemorates those officers who lost their lives during
the two World Wars.
section contains various news reports and cuttings, old and new,
with reference to the memorials in and around Huntingdonshire.
To view the section please click
of the cap badges are
laid out, on a separate page.
all memorials were to people; there are memorials to various types
of animal that served and fell in World War I for example, dogs.
and cemeteries maintained by the War Graves Commission for
the Western Front are described and pictured on the Internet.
There is also another site that describes
these memorials. Details of Kranji War Cemetery and Taiping
can be found in the Overseas section.
Billetted at Southend-on-Sea during World War 1
information about soldiers who fell, were awarded medals and more
is to be found in old copies of the London
Gazette. Here is a brief resume:
London Gazette, first published in 1665, is the oldest, continuously
published newspaper in the United Kingdom and probably the world.
The London Gazette and its sister publications, the Edinburgh
and Belfast Gazettes, have a unique position in British publishing.
They are official newspapers of the Crown. The London Gazette
contains a wide range of office notices including State, Parliamentary
and Ecclesiastical notices, Transport and Planning notices as
well as Corporate and Personal Insolvency notices to name a few.
In addition, a number of Supplements are published covering Honours
and Awards, Premium Bonds, Armed Forces Promotions and Re-gradings,
Companies' information, etc. and a Quarterly Index.
the 17th century, it was believed that National efficiency depended
on the intelligence received by the Crown and that the reckless
publishing of news might endanger it. An embargo on the printing
of news other than reports of events abroad, natural disasters,
Royal declarations and sensational crime continued until 1640.
This had the effect of delaying the development of the press in
the UK. Censorship was introduced in 1643, followed by licensing
of news publications. The Gazette came about because of two momentous
events: the Great Plague and the decision of King Charles II to
remove his court - effectively the government of the time - to
Oxford. The London Gazette started life as the Oxford Gazette
and after a few months changed to its current title.
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