Laindon - A-B

By Ken Porter

We have spent two years researching those person with a connection to Laindon who sacrificed their lives, so that we could be free from tyranny – we have to date traced forty names – If you are descendant or can help with additional information or aware of others we have not traced please get in touch.

Alfred William Ackers – 2nd Battalion, Essex Regiment – Corporal – 43504 Killed in Action 22nd April 1918 – age 28 – Cemetery, Chocques Military France – Victory and British War Medals - Son of the late William and Frances Ackers, Brook House, Laindon Common – Billericay War Memorial and St Nicholas Church Memorial.

John Andrews – 72nd Field Company, Royal Engineers –Acting Lance Corporal – 37312 – Died of wounds 29th April 1916 – age 33 – Cemetery, Amara War, Iraq – Victory and British War Medals – St Nicholas Church Memorial.

Benjamin Barker – Royal Navy, HMS Humber (River Monitor) – Able Seaman- Drowned 22nd November 1914 – age 37 – 1914 Star, Victory and British War Medal – Brother in Law of Mrs Elizabeth Barker, 4 Bedford Road, Laindon – Chatham War Memorial and St Nicholas Church War Memorial.

William John Branch – 11th Battalion, Essex Regiment – Lance Corporal – 28663 – Died 13th June 1918 – age 19 – Cemetery, Longuenesse (St Omer) Souvenir, France – Victory and British War Medals – Son of William and Hannah Branch, 7 Florence Cotages, Brightlinsea – St Nicholas Church Memorial.

Edward Bright – 19th County of London Battalion, London Regiment -  Private- 6605 – Died of wounds 2nd August 1916 – age 32 – Cemetery, Couin, France – Victory and British War Medals – Son of Alfred and Racheal Bright, Church Road, Laindon – St Nicholas Church Memorial.

Frederick Bright – 2nd Battalion, Essex Regiment – Private – 3/1816 – Killed in Action 12th June 1915  age 24 –1914/15 Star, Victory and British War Medals – Son of Alfred and Racheal Bright, Church Road, Laindon – Ypres Menin Gate Memorial and St Nicholas Church Memorial.

Frederick Brockwell – 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment – Private – 10483 – Ded of Wounds 7th June 1916  age 27 – Cemetery, Etaples Military, France – 1914 Star, Victory and British War Medals – Son of George and Caroline Brockwell, York House, High Road, Laindon – St Nicholas Church Memorial.

William John Brockwell – Machine Gun Corps Infantry) – Private – 65883 – Killed in Action 25th May 1916 age 24 – Cemetery, Cambrin Military, France – Victory and British War Medals – Son of Gorge and Caroline Brockwell, York House, High Road, Laindon – St Nickolas Church Memorial.

William Brooks – on of George and Bertha Brooks, Winsor Huse, Winsor Road, Laindon – St Nicholas Church Memorial.

Benjamin Bruce – 1st Battalion, Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry – Corporal – 7406 – Killed in Action 9th September 1914 age 29 – 1914 Star, Victory and British War Medals – Son of Joseph and Rosetta Bruce, Rose Cottage, Nightingale Avenue, Langdon Hills – Laferta-sous-Jouarre Memorial, France, St Mary’s Church, Langdon Hills Memorial and St Nicholas Church Memorial.

This page was added by Ken Porter on 17/09/2014.
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