This website concerns

Which includes:

 

The Men, Women and Children of Colchester

who gave their lives during the

First and the Second World Wars.

 

Victoria Cross

holders from Colchester

(to follow)

 

The Colchester Men who fought at

The Battle of Trafalgar

 

Colchester men who fought and died

in other conflicts

(to follow)

The Men, Women and Children of Colchester

who gave their lives during the

First and the Second World Wars.

 

 

Most of their their names are taken from the town's War Memorials located at the Town Hall and outside the Castle Gates (shown above). There are no names on the actual monument. The names are on a board at the Town Hall.

There are also individual War Memorials at various locations around the town that record the names of specific casualties related to a particular parish or place of work. Also, there are casualties who are not shown on any Colchester War Memorial, who are also mentioned on these pages. We assume that their families did not come forward withe their names when the rolls of honour were being compiled.

If you know the family of any of those persons mentioned, would you please let us know some details of their lives and background, so that we may record their life in greater detail.

Some of the information given on these pages has been taken from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission's website, a link to which is provided below.

The aim of this site is to help ensure that those who died during the two wars, will never be forgotten. We would like to add other heroes from other conflicts - but we do not have the details. Can you help?

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The

CWGC

DEBT OF HONOUR REGISTER

provides personal and service details and places of commemoration for the 1.7 million members of the Commonwealth forces who died in the First or Second World Wars.

(A record of some 60,000 civilian casualties of the Second World War is provided without details of burial location.)

 The cemeteries and memorials where these names are commemorated, in perpetuity, are located in around 150 countries. This database makes it possible to identify the exact location, by cemetery plot or memorial panel, where any given name is commemorated.

These places of commemoration are maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

THEIR NAMES LIVETH FOR EVERMORE

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Search here by surname for the Colchester Hero who died during the

First World War

1914 to 1918

A - D ~ E - G ~ H - L ~ M - R ~ S - Z

Search here by surname for the Colchester Hero who died during the

Second World War

1939 - 1945

A - Z

other links

 

 

COLCHESTER's

WAR MEMORIAL

 

The Lexden Memorial 

by Mr Peter Potter (deceased 2013)

 

 The Shrub End Memorial

 

The Christchurch Memorial

 
The STANWAY War Memorial

in the form of the Lychgate at the entrance to St Albright's Church, has not been transcribed by us or specifically included within this site. However, it is probable that some Colchester Heroes are remembered there.

 

Mile End

 

St Leonards at the Hythe

 

ST GILES

 

ST BOTOLPHS

The Boxted Memorial
 

LANGHAM
Abberton, Berechurch, Langenhoe, Peldon, Rowhedge and The Wigboroughs
9OTH ANNIVERSARY

OF THE

BATTLE OF THE SOMME

please also visit
 

COMMONWEALTH WAR

GRAVES COMMISSION

 

War Memorial Trust

 

The South-East Essex War Memorials

& Monumental Inscriptions Project,

 or go to the

home page 

last updated

30th December 2013