War Veterans - Road Names - Dry Street Development

Photo:St Mary's Church - Langdon Hills - Roll of Honour

St Mary's Church - Langdon Hills - Roll of Honour

By Ken Porter

The first phase of the housing development at Dry Street is very imminent and the Developers and Council have decided to name the streets after Veterans from the various conflicts since World War 1. Emphasis to date has been placed on those Veterans that had a close connection or lived near the Dry Street area.

The developers and Council via Laindon and District Communuity Archive would like to contact any descendant of the following Veterans to obtain their acceptance. If you are aware of any possible descendants please get in touch ldca.editor@gmail.com or 07968 313614.

  • Frank Flack – Kings Royal Rifle Corps – Rifleman – Killed 06/08/1016 – Langdon Hills.
  • Reginald Hammond – Royal Fusiliers – Private – Killed 10/08/1917 – Langdon Hills.
  • Walter A Jay -  Grenadier Guards – Guardsman – Killed 13/04/1918
  • George R Jay – Machine Gun Corps – Killed 22/04/1917 – Langdon Hills – Brothers
  • Ernest E Bebington – Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve – Air Gunner- Killed 16/03/1944
  • John Harry Bebington – Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve – Pilot Officer – Killed 12/11/1944 – Langdon Hills  - Brothers
  • Albert William Palmer – Royal Navy – Killed 09/05/1940
  • Charles J Palmer – Royal Navy – Killed 14/10/1940
  • Edward S Palmer – Royal Navy – Killed 14/10/1941 – Laindon and Brothers.
  • Arthur Judge – Middlesex Regiment/Gloucester – Korean War
This page was added by Ken Porter on 15/08/2016.
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I'm sure I speak for the rest of our family in agreeing with my brother Mick's sentiments. None of the boys were married but - as members of a family of 9 children - their memory was always kept alive for us in the warmest and most positive way. I know my mother and her brothers and sisters would be so proud of any proposals to honour the sacrifice of their beloved brothers.

I would like to confirm the following details from the Commonwealth War Grave Commission records.

Charles John Palmer, Able Seaman : HMS Royal Oak : Died Saturday, 14th October 1939.

Albert William Palmer, Leading Telegraphist : HMS Kelly : Died Thursday, 9th May 1940

Edward Stanley Palmer, Leading Seaman : HMS Fleur de Lys : Died Tuesday, 14 October 1941.

The boys are recorded as the sons of Albert William and Jessie Emma Palmer, of Laindon, Essex.

My Grandparents moved to "Lyndhurst" in Wash Road, Laindon in the 1930's and this was the boys family home. All 3 had joined the Royal Navy in the years preceding the 2nd World War and were consequently in the front line from the very beginning of the conflict.

By Rob Merrison
On 26/08/2016

I see from the website that you want relatives of the listed veterans to contact you.

I am the nephew of the three Palmer brothers listed (Charles, Albert & Edward). I have quite an amount of data regarding "the boys" if you would like any more information. I am, I believe, their eldest living relative and would be delighted and proud to know that they might be remembered in this manner. I believe that my brother has already contacted you. Michael Merrison. (ex. of "Westralia", Wash Road, Laindon.)

By Michael Merrison
On 24/08/2016
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