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Throughout 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.

During any conflict there are certain acts of bravery or defiance that are noticeable above others. For these acts citations and medals have been awarded.

If 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.

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On 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.

World War 1, 'C' Company, 5th Battalion, Essex Regiment.

These 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.

Current acknowledgements for assistance with these pages must go to Andy Pay and many others - thank you all.

Thank you,
Martin Edwards

Please 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.

Also 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.

World War 1 & 2 - Others Selection

Pre-1914 - Memorial Selection

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To gain an overview of all the towns and parishes covered, and hopefully to be covered, by this site there is an alphabetical index.

World War 1 & 2 - Essex
Alresford |
Althorne | Arkesden | Ashdon | Ashen | Barling | Beaumont-Cum-Moze | Belchamp Otten | Belchamp St Pauls | Boxted | Bradwell on Sea | Bradwell Bay - RAF Station | Bulmer | Burnham | Canewdon | Chappel | Chelmsford, King Edward VI | Chingford | Clavering | Colchester | Colne Engaine | Cornish Hall End | Cressing | Dedham | Dengie | Dovercourt, Upper | Epping | Ford End | Fordham | Foxearth | Gestingthorpe | Great Braxted | Great Chishill | Great Henny | Great Holland| Great Horkesley | Great Leighs | Great Oakley | Great Wakering | Greenstead Green | Hanningfield, East | Hanningfield, West | Harlow Mill Oddfellows | Harwich Co-Operative Society | Hempstead | Henham | Henham St Mary | Heydon | Helions Bumpstead | Hempstead | Horndon on the Hill | Horsley Cross | Kelvedon Hatch | Kirby Le Soken | Lamarsh | Langham | Langham St Mary's Church | Lawford | Little Bardfield | Little Bromley | Little Easton | Little Hallinbury | Little Horkesley | Little Leighs | Little Maplestead | Little Sampford | Little Thurrock| Little Wakering | Little Yeldham | Loughton | Maldon & Heybridge | Manningtree | Manuden | Marks Tey | Nazeing | North Fambridge | Paglesham | Pebmarsh | Plashet, United Synagogue Cemetery | Purleigh | Radwinter | Rickling | Romford | Saffron Walden, Memorial Cross | St. Lawrence | Southend-On-Sea County & Borough | Southend-On-Sea Postal District Officers | Southend on Sea United Reformed Church | Southminster | Stambridge | Stanford Le Hope | Steeple Bumpstead | Steeple Bumpstead Congregational | Sturmer | Tendring | Thorpe-le-Soken | Tillingham | Tiptree | Tollesbury | Tolleshunt Knights (WW2) | Vange | Walhamstow, Associated Equipment Company Ltd | Weeley | West Hanningfield | Wethersfield | Wormingford

St Edwards Church, Romford - Boer

External Links

For those of you with an interest in the World War 1 there is The British Army in the Great War, World War 1 - Trenches on the Web, The Western Front Association and The Regimental Warpath websites. There is a site containing a quick synopsis of the Bedfordshire Regiment 1914-18.

For 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.

Kitchener PosterThe 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.

Click here to visit Essex Police Memorial Trust

The 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.

The Essex Police Memorial Trust web site can be found at:

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This 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 here.

The Maple Leaf Legacy Project

A Millennium Project in Remembrance of Canada's War Dead

War Memorials Trust

Friends of War Memorials is a charity dedicated to promoting awareness of the debt we owe to those who gave their lives in the cause of freedom, by ensuring that their memorials are properly maintained and preserved.

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Links to other sites that you may find useful.

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Some of the cap badges are laid out, on a separate page.

Not all memorials were to people; there are memorials to various types of animal that served and fell in World War I for example, dogs.

The various memorials and cemeteries maintained by the War Graves Commission for the Western Front are described and pictured on the Internet. Details of Kranji War Cemetery and Taiping can be found in the Overseas section.

Soldiers Billetted at Southend-on-Sea during World War 1

Much 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:

The 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.

In 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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Last updated 18 June, 2023

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