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COLCHESTER
WAR MEMORIAL

 

FIRST WORLD WAR

 

Hakes, A

Hales, L W

Halls, Albert Lewis

Halls, George Herbert

Hallum, Edward Joselyn

Hamblion, Henry William

Hamblion, Walter Charles

Hamblion, W

Hamilton, E F

Hammond, G C

Hammond, Sidney Frank

Hansford, William Henry

Harber, Frederick W

Harden, A Humphrey

Harden, H H

Harding, John

Hare, H V

Hariner, Albert John

Harknett, W(illiam)

Harper, Harold

Harper, H (D.C.M.)

Harrington, Arthur

Harrington, S

Harris, George Henry

Harrison, Edward George

Harrison, Eric

Harrison, James

Harrison, Robert Percy

Harsum, George F

Hart, Arthur

Hart, R C

Harvey, Arthur G

Harvey, B H E

Harvey, Edward

Harvey, R

Harvey, Sidney R

Harvey, Sidney

Harvey, William Henry

Hatch, Henry

Hawgood, C B

Hawkes, B

Hawkins, B

Hawkins, Claude

Hawkins, E H

Hawkins, John Bawtree

Hawley, E

Haycroft, Thomas W W

Hayward, Charles Maurice

Hayward, Harry B

Hazell, Ernest John*

Hazell, Fredk Pung

Hazell, William

Hazell, William

Head, Mark

Heap, Wilfred Herbert

Hebington, W H

Hempson, John R

Hendry, C

Herbert, Harry Ernest

Hewes, Herbert Fredk

Hewitt, Theophilus

Hibbs, George S

Hicks, Stanley

Hicks, W T

Higginbotham, Charles

Hill, Herbert James

Hilliard, Fredk

Hilliard, William

Hobrough, Alfred charles

Hobrough, Frederick C

Hodgson, Ernest Walter

Hogan, Michael

Hogg, Herbert

Holden, Edward

Holliman, John

Hollick, Charles Leonard

Hollick, L

Holington, William Henry

Holmes, S

Hooker, F

Hooker, Fredk G

Horrigan, S

Horwood, Ronald Bentall

Howard, H

Howard, Wm Fredk

Howell, Henry

Howell, Richard

Howiss, F C

Howlett, Henry E

Hudson, Jack

Hudson, John

Hughes, Harry

Humm, A E

Humm, H E

Humm, Henry George

Humm, -

Hunt, A R

Hunwick, Percy

Hunwick, J P

Hunwick, William Charles

(Hurley, Ernest)

Hussey, Frank William

Hutton, Alfred Ernest

Hyman, T

Ife, Ernest G

Ilett, Wm Edward

Insull, Arthur Charles (M.M.)

Isaacs, Alfred

Isom, Stanley Charles

Jackman, R G

Jackson, -

Jackson, Edward F

Jackson, Joab

Jacobs, George Thomas

Jacobs, Hathy

James, Alfred Edward

James, William Layer

Jarman, Frank Albert

Jarmin, Raymond Victor

Jarrett, A G

Jarvis, Harry

Jay, Arthur

Jay, Charles

Jay, Fredk Arthur

Jay, James

Johns, P L

Johns, Samuel

Johnson, Edgar

Johnson, Fredk Charles

Johnson, John

Johnstone, J H W

Jones, Arthur Harry

Jones, Clement Daniel

Jones, George Henry

Jones, R C

Jowers, Harold Edwin

Juniper, Bertie

Keatley, C Reeve

Keatley, Jack Douglas

Keeling, Frederic Hillersden (M.A., M.M.)

Keeping, C J

Keigwin, Henry David

Kelly, H

Kemp, R G

Kemp, Robert O

Kempson, John Reginald

Kent, J W

Kernaghan, G H

Kerr, William

Kerry, S G

Kett, Ernest Charles

Kettle, Daniel

Kettle, Edgar

Kettle, George Edward

Kittle, J P (M.M.)

Kidman, Charles Robert

Kidman, William James

King, C

King, Charles

King, Charles William

King, G

King, John Hedley

King, Thomas

King, Walter Charles

King, William Hugh

Kirby, Edward

Kirwin, Edward C

Lamb, Stanley Victor

Lanaghan, Joseph Henry

Lancaster, J

Lardner, D

Lawrence, Albert

(Lawrence, Eric Walter)

Lawson, Charles Henry

Leatherdale, Jabez

Leatherdale, J G

Lee, Arthur William

Lee, B H

LeGros, Charles Aubyn (M.M.)

Levitt, W P

Levin, Thomas

Lewis, Edgar Harry

Lilley, Frank D

Linnington, A

Linnington, R

Locke, Harold Walter

Lorraine, Alfred W

Lott, George

Lott, M

Loven, William E

Lower, Thos Richard

Lowther, E F

Loyd, J W

Luckman, William

Lyons, Basil

Lyons, Alfred Stanley

 

 

* not on the Colchester War Memorial  

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In Memory of

H W HAMBLION

Sapper

554733

Royal Engineers

who died on

Sunday, 23rd March 1919. Age 46.

Additional Information: Husband of Ada Kate Hamblion, of High St., Manningtree, Essex.

Commemorative Information

Cemetery: COLCHESTER CEMETERY, Essex, United Kingdom

Grave Reference/ Panel Number: E. 5. 6.

Historical Information: Colchester Cemetery was opened in 1856 and now belongs to the Corporation. It originally covered about 30 acres, but was enlarged in 1940 to 67 acres. The newer part is on the western side of the original burial ground, and behind it is the site of a Roman Way. There are war graves of both world wars in this cemetery. The 1914-1918 burials total over 300, of which 50 are in the War Plot, while 11 Australian graves are together in a group nearby, the remainder being scattered. After the war a Cross of Sacrifice was erected on a site overlooking both the plot and the group of war graves, in honour of all the servicemen buried here. In the early months of the 1939-1945 War, shortly after the enlargement of the cemetery, land was set aside in the newer part for service war burials. This is now the War Graves Plot. Among these casualties are men who were killed at sea after being evacuated from Dunkirk. The non-war graves are those of a man of the Merchant Navy and two ex-servicemen who were buried in the War Graves Plot although their deaths were not due to war service. The plot is enclosed by a hedge of cotoneaster frigida and a Cross of Sacrifice stands on the western side. The graves are set in level mown turf, with continuous flower borders along the rows of headstones in which are polyantha roses and other seasonal flowers.

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In Memory of

WALTER CHARLES HAMBLION

Private

1816

5th Bn., Essex Regiment

who died on

Wednesday, 8th September 1915. Age 18.

Additional Information: Son of Caroline Hamblion, of 57, Maldon Rd., Colchester, Essex, and the late Jeremiah Hamblion.

Commemorative Information

Memorial: HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey

Grave Reference/ Panel Number: Panel 144 to 150 or 229 to 233

Location: The Helles Memorial stands on the tip of the Gallipoli Peninsula. It takes the form of an obelisk over 30 metres high that can be seen by ships passing through the Dardanelles.

Historical Information: The Helles Memorial bears over 20,000 names and is both the memorial to the Gallipoli campaign and to men who fell in that campaign and whose graves are unknown or who were lost or buried at sea in Gallipoli waters (other than Australian, New Zealanders and Newfoundlanders who are named on other memorials). Inscribed on it are the names of all the ships that took part in the campaign and the titles of the army formations and units which served on the Peninsula.

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In Memory of

WILLIAM HARKNETT

Private

30634

2nd Bn., Suffolk Regiment

who died on

Saturday, 28th October 1916. Age 32.

Additional Information: Son of William Harknett; husband of Ada Beatrice Harknett, of 29, New Park St., Colchester. Served in France with the Royal Field Artillery in 1914. Born at Bermondsey, London.

 Commemorative Information

Cemetery: COLCHESTER CEMETERY, Essex, United Kingdom

Grave Reference/

Panel Number: N. 6. 14.

Historical Information: Colchester Cemetery was opened in 1856 and now belongs to the Corporation. It originally covered about 30 acres, but was enlarged in 1940 to 67 acres. The newer part is on the western side of the original burial ground, and behind it is the site of a Roman Way. There are war graves of both world wars in this cemetery. The 1914-1918 burials total over 300, of which 50 are in the War Plot, while 11 Australian graves are together in a group nearby, the remainder being scattered. After the war a Cross of Sacrifice was erected on a site overlooking both the plot and the group of war graves, in honour of all the servicemen buried here. In the early months of the 1939-1945 War, shortly after the enlargement of the cemetery, land was set aside in the newer part for service war burials. This is now the War Graves Plot. Among these casualties are men who were killed at sea after being evacuated from Dunkirk. The non-war graves are those of a man of the Merchant Navy and two ex-servicemen who were buried in the War Graves Plot although their deaths were not due to war service. The plot is enclosed by a hedge of cotoneaster frigida and a Cross of Sacrifice stands on the western side. The graves are set in level mown turf, with continuous flower borders along the rows of headstones in which are polyantha roses and other seasonal flowers.

for more details contact ronald.castle@ntlworld.com

MORE INFORMATION

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In Memory of

HAROLD HARPER DCM

Serjeant

17530

8th Bn., North Staffordshire Regiment

who died on

Thursday, 6th July 1916. Age 25.

Additional Information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. John A. Harper, of Little Madeley, Crewe.

Commemorative Information

Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France

Grave Reference/ Panel Number: Pier and Face 14 B and 14 C

Location: The Thiepval Memorial will be found on the D73, off the main Bapaume to Albert road (D929).

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In Memory of

JOHN BAWTREE HAWKINS

Captain

Adjt.

18th Infantry Base Depot., Special List

who died on

Wednesday, 30th August 1916. Age 47.

Additional Information: Son of C. H. and S. J. Hawkins, of Colchester; husband of G. Mabel Hawkins, of 3, Priory Rd., Keynsham, Somerset.

Commemorative Information

Cemetery: ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference/ Panel Number: I. A. 46.

Location: Etaples is a town about 27 kilometres south of Boulogne. The Military Cemetery is to the north of the town, on the west side of the road to Boulogne.

Historical Information: During the 1914-18 war, the neighbourhood of the Cemetery became the scene of immense concentrations of British reinforcement camps and of British hospitals. It was remote from attack, except from aircraft, and it was accessible by railway from either the northern or the southern battlefields. In 1917, 100,000 troops were camped among the sand dunes, and the hospitals (which included eleven General, one Stationary and four Red Cross Hospitals and a Convalescent Depot) could deal with 22,000 wounded or sick. In September 1919, ten months after the Armistice, three hospitals and the Q.M.A.A.C. Convalescent Depot remained. The earliest burial in the Cemetery dates from May 1915. There are now nearly 11,000, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site and over 100 from the 1939-45 War. The cemetery covers an area of 59,049 square metres. The graves lie below three terraces, the midmost of which carries the War Stone and two pylons, and the highest is dominated by the Cross

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In Memory of Corporal E. [Ernest] Hurley 43491 11th Bn., Suffolk Regiment who died on Saturday 28th April 1917. Corporal Hurley, husband of E. [Elizabeth] Hurley of 3 Childwell Alley, Priory Street, Colchester. Remembered with honour, Brown's Copse Cemetery, ROEUX, Pas de Calais, France.

Ernest was the son of Charles Hurley & Eliza nee Humm who ran the Army & Navy pub in Magdalen Street.

NOT ON COLCHESTER'S WAR MEMORIAL

Information provided by Pauleen Hurley

6th June 2005

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In Memory of

Private ERNEST JOHN HAZELL

160206, 54th Bn., Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment)

who died age 36

on 01 March 1917

Son of William and Sarah Ann Rayner Hazell.

Remembered with honour

VILLERS STATION CEMETERY, VILLERS-AU-BOIS

Ernest John Hazell was born in Colchester in 1880, the son of William Hazell, cabinet maker of Northgate Street and Sarah Ann Rayner Hazell (nee Brewster). He emigrated to Canada before the outbreak of the First World War, and enlisted into the Canadian Army at Calgary on the 21st September 1915. He was killed in action in France on 1st March 1917, and was buried at Villers Station Cemetery (grave ref VI.E.8). His brother, George William Brewster Hazell, was Mayor of Colchester in 1931-32.

glynneandpeter@ntlworld.com April 2007

(Not on Colchester's War Memorial)

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In Memory of

FREDERICK HILLERSDON KEELING MM

Company Serjeant Major

12347

6th Bn., Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry

who died on

Friday, 18th August 1916.

Commemorative Information

Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France

Grave Reference/ Panel Number: Pier and Face 6 B

Location: The Thiepval Memorial will be found on the D73, off the main Bapaume to Albert road (D929).

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not recorded on the war memorial

FLIGHT SERGEANT NAVIGATOR/BOMBER

ERIC WALTER LAWRENCE

1392140 142 SQDN., ROYAL AIR FORCE VOLUNTEER RESERVE

DIED ON 24TH NOVEMBER 1943 AGED 21

SON OF WALTER AND DOROTHY MAY LAWRENCE OF 1, ANDERTON ROAD, COLCHESTER.

Eric Lawrence was a pupil at East Ward School and went on to be come an articled clerk with a firm of accountants.

Apparently, young though he was, he was a deeply religious man and became a preacher and a member of the Railway Mission in North Station Road. He was a keen swimmer and cricketer and had volunteered for the RAF as he did not want to wait to be called up.

He had been part of a 5-man crew sent on a factory-bombing raid to Turin in a Wellington Bomber in November 1943. Their mission was aborted due to bad weather and the last anyone heard of them was a message saying they were returning to base. Two of the crew were from the UK and three were from Australia.

Flight Sergeant Lawrence's name should be on the Bomber Command Memorial which is to be built in Green Park and unveiled later this year (2012).

This information was related to me by Dr Marco Sogghetto in December 2009. The plane crashed at a very high altitude in the Italian Alps which is only accesible for two months of the year. Whether the bodies of the crew were ever recovered I have no idea. On the certificate from the CWGC it just says remembered with honour. No grave no at all.

There was a full page piece on Flt Sgt Lawerence in the Standard in April 2010.

(this information supplied by Joan Soole by email 20th April 2012)

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In Memory of

CHARLES AUBIN LEGROS MM

Company Sergeant Major

701124

13th Bn., Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regt.)

who died on

Tuesday, 1st October 1918.

Commemorative Information

Memorial: VIMY MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France

Location: Canada's most impressive tribute overseas to those Canadians who fought and gave their lives in the First World War is the majestic and inspiring Vimy Memorial, which overlooks the Douai Plain from the highest point of Vimy Ridge, about eight kilometres northeast of Arras on the N17 towards Lens. The Memorial is signposted from this road to the left, just before you enter the village of Vimy from the south. The Memorial itself is someway inside the memorial park, but again it is well signposted. The Memorial does more than mark the site of the engagement which Canadians were to remember with more pride than any other operation of the First World War. It stands as a tribute to all who served their country in battle in that four-year struggle, and particularly to those who gave their lives. At the base of the Memorial, these words appear in French and in English: TO THE VALOUR OF THEIR COUNTRYMEN IN THE GREAT WAR AND IN MEMORY OF THEIR SIXTY THOUSAND DEAD THIS MONUMENT IS RAISED BY THE PEOPLE OF CANADA Inscribed on the ramparts of the Memorial are the names of over 11,000 Canadian soldiers who were posted as "missing, presumed dead" in France. The land for the battlefield park, 91.18 hectares in extent, was (as stated on a plaque at the entrance to the Memorial) "the free gift in perpetuity of the French nation to the people of Canada". Eleven thousand tonnes of concrete and masonry were required for the base of the Memorial: and 5,500 tonnes of "trau" stone were brought from Yugoslavia for the pylons and the sculptured figures. Construction of the massive work began in 1925, and 11 years later, on July 26, 1936, the monument was unveiled by King Edward VIII. The park surrounding the Memorial was created by horticultural experts. Canadian trees and shrubs were planted in great masses to resemble the woods and forests of Canada. Around the Memorial, beyond the grassy slopes of the approaches, are wooded parklands. Trenches and tunnels have been restored and preserved and the visitor can picture the magnitude of the task that faced the Canadian Corps on that distant dawn when history was made.

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