Tillingham War Memorial

 

Tillingham has a war memorial erected to commemorate the residents of Tillingham who died during the two world wars

The names are listed below

1914-1918

E W Aylett H A Byham C Bateman W O Boultwood
W J Bowtle O L Brown J A Coker H C Drakeford
P S Hubbard L M Harvey Humphreys  C King
F J Metcalf R C King E E Perrin C Rodda
A W Skeats C C Sams H Sandford W J Smith
C W Taylor A C Wright J S Wright  

1939-1945

E B Clibborn T W Cook G R Kemp E Lee
1956 - Cyprus
W G Wright      

Arthur Skeats drowned while serving in HMS Cressy when she was sunk drowned

Ernest Perrin suffered a similar fate in HMS Persia

 

 

Unveiling of war memorial in 1928

Tillingham War Memorial was unveiled on Sunday 2 September 1928.

The memorial was unusual in that subscriptions for the memorial were raised entirely by 40 ex-servicemen aided by the addition of surplus fund from the Tillingham Branch of the British Legion that had recently closed..

The fundraising was organised by a committee of  H S Hart, G H Raby, H Acaster, D C Taylor and K Cuthbe.

The memorial which was made from portland stone by mssr Wray and Fuller at Chelmsford was placed on the south wall of the church

It cost £21 and specifically included a ledge on which to place flowers.

30 Ex servicemen assembled in the Square and marched to the church where a service has held by the Vicar, Rev C G Gardner with an Orchestra led by Charles Chinnery.

A Union flag that had veiled the memorial was removed by Frank Wright, whose brothers Albert and Joseph had both died in the war.

A wreath was then laid by George Coker and Fred Rodda both of which had lost a brother in the war.

 

 

 

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