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Remembering the War Dead of Buckhurst Hill

This document provides photos of the war memorials in Buckhurst Hill with additional information for those listed below who appear on one of  the war memorial lists, plus information on those causalities with war graves at St john's but whom do not appear on the War Memorial.

St Stephen’s War Memorial

To the Glory of God and in Grateful Remembrance of those who have given their lives for GOD and the RIGHT

 

“Greater Love hath no Man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends”

Frederick Adams, Alfred T. Allen, William Andrews, George T.J. Auker

Albert E. Baker, William A. Balaam, Arthur E. Barlow, Henry C. Barrett, William E. Brewshear, John R. Bond, Reginald Bonshall, Christopher C. Bradley, Arthur G. Bird, Henry W. Brett, Frederick Brewer, Henry Bull, Thomas Bush

William T. Catling, Charles V. Cowler, Sidney.A.C. Crisp, William G.Croucher, Walter J.R. Curtis

George Dawkins, Alfred Day, William G. Driver

 

Alfred G. Ellis, Charles Eldred, Herbert J. Everett

Robert T. Foster, Percival G. Fuller

Thomas W. Gardiner, Alfred G Gardner, Alexander R. Gibbs, Charles Glasscock, Reginald Gratton, Walter G Gray, Edward Griffith, Thomas Griffiths, John Green

Albert L. Hales, Charles Harris, Frederick W. Harris, Richard Harris, Albert E. Heath, Herbert J. Hicks, Alfred J Hockley

Samuel Jefford

William C. Knight

Ernest Martin, Walter W. Mayes, William McCullum, Frederick C. Metson, Henry Montano, Thomas G. Morris

Albert Nicholls

William Palmby,  Richard Parrish, Isaac Pearson, John Poulton, Joseph Poulton

Reginald A. Raven, Herbert A. Ringe, Frederick D. Ringwood, Frederick Rose

Alfred W. Sampson, Henry A. Sampson, Henry Shuttle,  Arthur H. Simpson, Arthur P. Simmons, James H. Spencer,  Leonard A. Street

George F. Tanner, Thomas H. Tomblin,

Albert T. Vigar

John A. Watson,  Arthur M. Webb, Herbert F. Whitbread, James Whitworth, Samuel Whitworth,  Richard Whybrow, Alfred E. Woodward,  Albert  V. Wright, George W Wright,  

Alexander E. Young

War Memorial inside St James Church

To the Praise of God and in memory of our Glorious Dead who fell in the Great War 1914 – 1918

Percy Harold Chidgey aged 27 Years 2nd Lieut 200 Fld Core

Arthur Hennell aged 41 Years 2nd Lieut 14 Worc R

John Maurice Legge aged 26 Years L/CPL Sherwood Fs

Geoffrey O. Richardson aged 20 Years 2nd Lieut 1/4 Essex R

Clifford Vernon Tee aged 20 Years 2nd Lieut RGA

George Fredk Teverson aged 20 Years Rifleman LRB

Maurice Godfrey Wells aged 20 Years 2nd Lieut RFA

"They died that we might live"


Memorial Gate, St John's


Includes all those named on St Stephen’s and St James’ war memorials, plus

World War 1

Charles Alderton

A.G. Bond, F. Bowyer, George Brown

William Dexter

Frederick Ellis

E. Farmer, Frank Foster, Frank Freeman, William French

James Green, Laurence Gurten, Walter Gurten

Haley, Donald Harnett, Thomas Heath, Henry Hensman, William Heyward, E.G. Hill, Leonard Hirst

Raymond Keefe

Harry Landsdell

James Martin,

Frederick L. Nash, Herbert M. Nash, R.A. Nethercott, W.M. Norden,  C.O. Nutt

T.N. Palmer, F. Pearce, Arthur S. Piper, A.W. Powlis

Thomas Radmall, Charles E. Robertson, G. Robertson

S.A. Smith, Arthur Stock

Arthur Taylor,  J.K. Thurlow, Geoffrey R.Y. Thurlow, William Trundle

Cyril H. Underwood

Joseph Wakelin, Charles Woollard,  Herbert Woollard, William Wright

World War 2


Dudley Ballaam, Joseph Barber,  Gordon Beer,  Anthony Borradaile, John Brand, Robert Brittain,  Donald Brooks, Henry Brown

Douglas Catlin, Joseph Coffey,  Stafford Crossman,  James Chinnery

Henry Gardner,  Bernard Goatley, Frederick Goddard

Arthur Hemmings, Lloyd Howard,  Raymond Hanser, Percival Hawkins, 
John Huskisson, Stanley Hyde

Elizabeth Jackson

Ivor Laughlin, Leslie Lissette, Ernest Leftwich

Cyril Nicholls

Jack Payne

Ernest Rix

John Salter,  Arthur Street,  Hamish Skelton-Smith,  Douglas Street, Donald Street, Ernest Seager, Stanley Snashall,  Donald Smith

William Tanner, John Taffs

George Wilson, Albert Withy, Sidney Wilson, George Wilson, Florence Williams

More information on some of the Casualties with graves/memorials at St John's Church

The following information has been collected from a variety of sources including the actual gravestone, CWGC, Service Records, Death Registers & Census Returns

Charles Walter Alderton, Private, Non Combatant Corps, 4076
Died 29th October 1918 aged 29


 

Record of Service 17 May 1917

Charles Walter Alderton of 50 Shaftesbury Rd, Romford, 28, Insurance Superintendent, EXEMPT FROM COMBAT SERVICE ON CONSCIENTIOUS GROUND, If the recruit has been exempted by a Tribunal on conscientious grounds from serving as a combatant it is so stated here - from combatant service only

Next of Kin Mary Ann Harriett Alderton 2 Beech Lane, High Road, Buckhurst Hill, Mother

Religion - Plymouth Bretheren

 

Medical History

Ht: 5ft 8 inches Wt:125lb Chest measurement: 35 inches

Complains of Asthma

Hospital admissions

02.08.1917 - 02.08.1917 'Extreme of hand', note - detained for treatment

31.07.1918 - 17.08.1918 'Ins f stomach' notes - Vomiting, milk, biscuits, ?wood,

18.10.1918 - 29.10.1918 'Influenza' notes - Pneumonia, Oxygen, Brandy, ? Camph Oil

 

Died at Military Hospital Gravesend, 29th October 1918

 

George Thomas John Auker, Private, 2nd Bn. Essex Regiment, 26243

Died 1st July 1916 aged 21

George was born in 1894, the son of Richard and Kate Auker of 53 Palace Gardens, Buckhurst hill.  George's birth was registered in the district of West Ham, Essex

George Auker is also remembered on the Theipval Memorial, France.

 

The CWGC states that "On 1 July 1916, supported by a French attack to the south, thirteen divisions of Commonwealth forces launched an offensive on a line from north of Gommecourt to Maricourt. Despite a preliminary bombardment lasting seven days, the German defences were barely touched and the attack met unexpectedly fierce resistance. Losses were catastrophic and with only minimal advances on the southern flank, the initial attack was a failure."

http://www.cwgc.org/search/certificate.aspx?casualty=771491

 

 

Leonard Alfred Aylott, Sergeant  W. Op, RAF Volunteer Reserves, 233 Sqdn, 747979
Died 15th April 1941 aged 32

Leonard Alfred Aylott was born 1908, his birth was registered in the district of West Ham in the county of Essex.

The 1911 census shows Len aged 2, born Leyton living 5 Aukland Road, Leyton with his parents Harry Herbert Aylott, a railway goods guard from Hillingdon and Ellen Aylott (nee Tarling) form Buckhurst Hill. 

The census also shows a younger daughter Nellie Fanny Julia aged 3 months and says that they had had 3 children one of whom had died.

Harry and Ellen had 2 more daughters after 1911, Dorothy and Elsie.

 

Leonard was killed, along with his crewmen Douglas Green, Pilot, Fredrick Lown, Co-Pilot and Wilfred Rooks, Wireless Operator/Air Gunner, when their plane crashed on Ben Lui in Central Scotland during the evening of 15th April 1941 in poor weather conditions.

(statutory deaths 394/BO 006 © Crown Copyright)

For more information see Aircraft Crew Death Records  

 

Name & Surname/Rank or Profession and whether single, married or widowed

Leonard Alfred Aylott, 747979, Sergt: Wireless Operator, Royal Air Force (Single)

When and where died

1941 April fifteenth, 10h 40m PM, on Ben Lui, Parish of Killin - (usual residence - 10 Monmouth Avenue, South Woodford Essex)

 

Sex M

 

Age 32 Years

Name, Surname and Rank or Profession of Father/Name and Maiden Name of Mother

- / E Aylott

Cause of Death, Duration of Disease and medical attendant by whom certified

Flying Accident, compound fracture of skull, multiple injuries, ? - Jon R ? M.R.C.S.L.R.C.P RAF Arrangements

Signature and Qualification of Informant and Residence.  If out of the house in which the Death occurred

?? F/O Medical Officer RAF Station ??

 

When and Where Registered

1941 April 24th ??

 

For information of the deaths of the other 3 crew members see ‘Air Crew Death Records’

 

For more information and photographs of the plane crash visit http://www.peakdistrictaircrashes.co.uk/awayt9432.htm

 

Leslie Gordon Black, Sub-Lieutenant, Royal Navy Vol. Reserves, "Hawke" Bn. R.N. Div.
Died 13 December 1916 aged 32 of wounds received in the advance on the  Ancre
Son of Charlotte Black, of 9, The Terrace, Woodford Green, Essex, and the late George Ralph Black

 

Lesley Gordon Black died of wounds at 9.30am in 3rd Southern General Hospital, Oxford, (SW face & right thigh, compound fracture femur 13/11/16, Septicaemia) Mother present

 

Service History

Re-enlisted RNVR 4/8/14
Benbow Bn. D/652 22/8/14-2/11/14 to Crystal Palace 
12/12/14 drafted to Deal, Armed Guard for Merchant Ships
Commissioned 30/9/15 
Draft for MEF 5/12/15, j
joined Hawke Bn. at Mudros 7/2/16-13/11/16 wounded, Invalided to UK

 

 

Platoon Commander 'A' Company 7th Feb 1916 0 13th Nov 1916

1914 Star issued to mother 15th May 1919

 

Also, William Thomas Black, Lieutenant, Essex Regiment, 4th Battalion Royal Engineers, Died 24th September 1917 aged 38, buried Voornezeele, Belgium
Son of Charlotte Black, of 9, The Terrace, Woodford Green, Essex

Lesley was born c1885 in Buckhurst Hill.  The 1891 census shows  Lesley and his older brother William (born c1879) as living  at Munton Villa, Buckhurst Hill with his parents George R G Black  (aged 49 born Pendleton, Lancashire) and Charlotte (aged 38 born Salford).  The census shows siblings Ellen 18, George 13, Charlotte H 8, Annie H 3 and Arthur G 4 months.  Georges occupation is recorded as Clerk with ?Chemical Broker

 

By 1901 George has died and Charlotte is recorded as a widow living at 1 St Johns Terrace, Buckhurst Hill.  George Airta 23, William Thomas 21, Charlotte Hurst 18, Annie Hurst 13 and Arthur Glover 10 are living there with her.  Lesley is recored as Gordon Lesley Black aged 16, a pupil at Bancrofts School, Walthamstow.

 

 

Sidney A C Crisp, Boy 2nd Class, Royal Navy, HMS Powerful, J/92427

Died 25th September 1918 aged 17

Son of Albert and Elizabeth Crisp, of 23, Alfred Rd, Buckhurst Hill

Birth reference:

Sidney Albert C Crisp Apr-May-June 1901 Epping Essex Vol 4a Page 479

Death reference:

Sidney A C Crisp July-Aug-Sep 1918 age 17 East Stonehouse Devon Vol 5b page 368

 

The 1901 census finds Albert recorded as 'Infant not named' aged under 1 month living at 3 Iris Cottages, Allbert Road North, Buckhurst with his parents Albert 38 General Labourer and Elizabeth 37 (both born Wethersfield) along with siblings Violet (11), Dorothy Mabel (4) and Martha (2)

 

Scanning through the CWGC records there seem to be at least 10 other young men who died on HMS Powerful between September & December 1918.  This possibly could have been as a result of the Influenza Pandemic of 1918-19

  

Thomas Edward Stafford Crossman, Pilot Officer (Pilot), Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

Died on active service 31 May 1940 aged 22


Thomas E S Crossman's death is registered in Rugby, Apr/May/June 1941, Vol 6d, page 1257


There is a entry in the birth register for Thomas E S Crossman Oct-Nov-Dec 1917 Epping Vol 4a Page 655, mothers maiden name Howard

Interestingly Richard Howard Stafford Crossman born 1907, MP, is said to have grown up in Buckhurst Hill, Thomas' brother perhaps? 

There is a birth entry for a Richard Howard S Crossman  Oct-Nov-Dec 1907 Epping Vol  4a Page 516. 

However, this information is contrary to various websites stating that Richard Howard Stafford Crossman was born 15th December 1907, Cropredy, Oxfordshire or London.

NB Tam Dalyell's "Dick Crossman: A Portrait" published by Weidenfeld & Nicholson in 1989. His brother's death is mentioned on page 53.

Alfred Day, Private, Bedfordshire Regiment, 11th Bn, 62338

Died 27th November 1918 aged 49

Son of Robert and Emily Day, of Buckhurst Hill


Bernard Sydney Ford
, Private, Essex Regiment, 2/4th Bn, 6014813

 

Died 30th July 1940 aged 19

Son of Robert Walter and Florence May Ford, of Buckhurst Hill

  

Charles Glasscock, Private, Essex Regiment, 4th Bn, 2743

Died 8th May 1915 aged 29

Son of Mr. and Mrs. D. Glasscock, of 31, Alfred Rd., Buckhurst Hill

 

 

Reginald Ernest Gratton

Second Lieutenant, Lancashire Fusiliers, 5th Bn.,

Died 31st July 1917 aged 26

Son of George Ernest and Amelia Emma Gratton, of "Watcombe," Westbury Lane, Buckhurst Hill Essex.

Reginald is also remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium

http://www.cwgc.org/search/certificate.aspx?casualty=907551

 

Reginald Ernest Gratton's birth was registered Apr-May-Jun 1891 Epping Essex.  The 1901 census shows him living in Buckhurst Hill with his parents George E Gratton aged 42 (Schoolmaster Head) and his mother Ameila E Gratton aged 42, plus siblings George HT (17 years) and Gertrude M (14 years)

 

Edward Charles Griffith, Private, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment), 3rd Bn, G/10488

Died 31 October 1918 aged 27

Husband of Mary Lee (formerly Griffith), of 40, Albert Rd., Buckhurst Hill

Service Record

Edward Charles Griffith

Age: 24 years 1 month

Height: 7 feet 7⅝ inches

Distinctive marks: Scar above left eyebrow and back of neck

Next of Kin: Mary Griffith, 2 Regent Cottages, Queens Road, Buckhurst Hill, Wife

Particulars of marriage: Mary Millington, spinster, St Johns Church, Buckhurst Hill, Essex, July 12th 1913

Particulars of children: Jeanie May, 9th July 1914, Chigwell

Died from Pneumonia in military hospital 31.10.18

Medals 1914-15 Star, British War & Victory medal

 

Stanley George Hall, Flying Officer Navigator, Royal Canadian Air Force, 427 Sqdn, J/39298

Died 25 November 1944 aged 22

 

Son of Norman Ambrose Hall and Eleanor Kathleen Hall, of Shaunavon, Saskatchewan, Canada

 

Herbert Cecil Harniman, Sergeant, Royal Artillery, 929875

Died 29 March 1946 aged 26

Son of Cecil Harry and Elizabeth Harniman, of Buckhurst Hill

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Hebert Cecil Harniman was the second son of Cecil Harniman (born 1890 Hoxton) and Elizabeth Hutchinson (born 1885 Epping). he had one older brother Harry (born 1918 West Ham)
Cecil Harniman was in the army and served in Egypt during World War One.
(Submitted by James Harniman in 2008)

 

Frederick Harris, Private, East Surrey Regiment, 1st Bn, G15555

Died 30th September 1916 aged 39

Son of Annie Harris


Arthur Hennell,
Second Lieutenant, Worcestershire Regiment, 14th Bn.

Died 3rd January 1918 aged 41
Son of John and Bessie Hennell, of Wandsworth, London, husband of Fannie Hennell, of Rose Cottage, Appleby, Westmorland
At this time it is not clear what Arthur's connection with St James, Buckhurst Hill was.
Arthur Hennell is buried at Sunken Road Cemetery, Villers-Plouich, France Grave reference B. 3.

http://www.cwgc.org/search/certificate.aspx?casualty=315811


Raymond Conrad Murray Keefe, Captain, 9th Bn, Manchester Regimant
Died 27th March 1918 aged 23
Son of John and Augusta Keefe of Eastney, Buckhurst Hill, Essex

Raymond is also remembered on the Pozieres Memorial, France which
relates to the period of crisis in March and April 1918 when the Allied Fifth Army was driven back by overwhelming numbers across the former Somme battlefields, and the months that followed before the Advance to Victory, which began on 8 August 1918
http://www.cwgc.org/search/certificate.aspx?casualty=1583659


Douglas A King

Died 21st May 1940 aged 50


 

Grave inscription reads "In Memory of Douglas A King died 21-5-1940 aged 50 erected by his colleagues at RAF Chigwell


John Maurice Legge, Lance Corporal, Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment), 9th Bn. 14050
Died 9th August 1915 aged 26
John is also remembered at Helles Memorial, Turkey
http://www.cwgc.org/search/certificate.aspx?casualty=690297

 

John Murice Legge, born 1889, Marple, Cheshire was the son of John R and Jessie A Legge, both from Scotland. John senior was a Congregational Minister and in 1891 lived at 2 St johns Terrace, High Road, Buckhurst Hill with his wife Jessie, son John aged 2 and daughter Ethel aged 3.

By 1901 the Legge family are living in Queens Road and have a thrid child, a daughter named Gwen. Birth records show that Gwen Aikenhead Legge was born in Buckhurst Hill in 1892.

 

Ernest Sidney Martin, Able Seaman, Royal Navy, J/12137


Died 23rd April 1918 aged 30 of wounds received on board HMS Vindictive in the attack on Zeebruge harbour

Son of Mrs. Annie Martin, of 24, King's Place, Buckhurst Hill


Henry Montano, Serjeant, Royal Berkshire Regiment, 8th Bn., 14436
died 25th September 1915 aged 33
Son of William and Frances Annie Montano, of 2, Salmon's Terrace, Princes Rd., Buckhurst Hill, Essex
Also remebered at the Loos Memorial, France

http://www.cwgc.org/search/certificate.aspx?casualty=1765048

 

Henry can be found on the 1891 census aged 8 living with his parents William and Frances A Montano at 2 Salmon Terrace Buckhurst Hill.  William and Francis have 9 children in total living with with them in 1891, William C (24), Sarah Ann R (23), Francis H L (19), Jane (17), Hannah C (15), Norah K (14), Edward G (12), Margaret E (10) and Henry A (8)

 

By 1901 Henry, now 19 and a painters labourer is living as a lodger at 1 Chestnut Cottages Lower Queens Road.  The head of the house is Daniel Grisenthwaite a house painter.  Henry's elder brother Francis, a baker aged 29 is also lodging with the Grisenthwaite family.

 

The 1871 census shows that William and Frances had a child born before William C.  A daughter Frances A aged 8.

 

Cyril Sydney Nicholls, Lieutenant, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, H.M.S. Patia

Died 27 April 1941 aged 35 ‘Killed in Action’

 

 

Son of Sydney and Ethel Nicholls, of Buckhurst Hill; husband of Renee S. Nicholls, of Epsom Downs, Surrey

 

Commr William Norman RNR

Torpedoed in Irish Sea 18th October 1918



Casualty Lists of the Royal Navy and Dominion Navies, World War 1 Researched & compiled by Don Kindell, all rights reserved

1st - 31st OCTOBER 1918 - in date, ship/unit & name order

 

Friday, 18 October 1918

Industry, Royal Fleet Auxiliary, submarine action

AMBRIDGE, Benjamin, Fireman, MMR, 912971

BARLOW, Arthur, Ordinary Seaman, MMR, 882966

BERRIDGE, Victor C, Fireman, MMR, 881783

CARNEY, John J, Ordinary Seaman, MMR, 836789

CHARLICK, Richard, Steward's Boy, MMR, 968576

COLEMAN, Humphrey P, Ty/Sub Lieutenant, RNR

FOREMAN, Thomas H, Leading Fireman, MMR, (no service number listed)

GARRICK, John R, Ordinary Seaman, MMR, 955637

GODDARD, Charles, Stoker, MMR, 801031

GREEN, Percy, Able Seaman, MMR, (no service number listed)

JONES, John A, Stoker, MMR, 862937

LINDSEY, James H, Private, RMLI, 8056 (Ply)

MACKAY, William G, Ty/Engineer Sub Lieutenant, RNR

MASON, William R, Able Seaman, MMR, 857858

MOLE, Alfred J, Fireman, MMR, (no service number listed)

MOLE, Frederick W, Able Seaman (Cook), MMR, (no service number listed)

MOLE, Reginald J, Able Seaman, MMR, (no service number listed)

NORMAN, William, Ty/Lieutenant, RNR

PULLEN, Henry, Quartermaster, MMR, (no service number listed)

STOKER, Harold F, Able Seaman, MMR, (no service number listed)

TAIT, Joseph C, Ty/Engineer Lieutenant, RNR

 

Geoffrey Oliver Richardson, Second Lieutenant, Essex Regiment, 1st/4th Bn. 

Died 26th March 1917 aged 20
Son of Oliver Archer Richardson and Ada Wilson Richardson, of "Birnam," Buckhurst Hill, Essex.
Geoffrey is also remembered in the Gaza War Cemetery,Israel
http://www.cwgc.org/search/certificate.aspx?casualty=651163

Ernest Edward Rix, Lance Sergeant, Royal Artillery, 362 Bty. 41 (5th Bn. The North Staffordshire Regt.) Searchlight Regt, 1597735

Died 3rd May 1943 aged 27

Son of Ernest Edward and Ethel Annie Rix; husband of Eileen Elizabeth Rix, of Buckhurst Hill

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Clifford Vernon Tee

Clifford, son of Samuel C & Rolinda Tee was born in 1887 and lived as a boy in Kings Place Road, Buckhurst Hill.  The 1901 census shows one sibling, a six month old sister Rosaline.  Cliffords father was an Auctioneer & Surveyor  from London.  His mother Rolinad was born in Clifton, Bristol
Cliffords father Samuel Clifford Tee owned his own business and the 1901 census shows him as an employer.  His company is still in existance and is now called Clifford Tee & Gale. Samuel Clifford Tee set up practice on "1 January 1895 in Moor-gate, City of London.  Initially, work focused on industrial develop-ment in the Lea Valley - clients were given a complete service from site acquisition to building design, construction management and rating appeals."
http://www.ctg.co.uk/about_us_history.htm

 

George Fredk Teverson, Rifleman, London Regiment (First Surrey Rifles), 2nd/21st Bn. 5953
Died 2nd August 1916 aged 20
Son of George Abrey Teverson and Fanny Maria Teverson, of "Roemont," Russell Rd., Buckhurst Hill, Essex.

Buried at Louez Military Cemetery, France

http://www.cwgc.org/search/certificate.aspx?casualty=29581

 

George was born in 1896 and lived with his parents George and Fanny in Buckhurst Hill.  The 1901 census finds them living in Queens Road and shows George Frederick and six brother and sisters.

 

Maurice Godfrey Wells, 2nd Lieutenant, Royal Field Artillery, "C" Bty. 211th Bde.
Died 28th March 1918 aged 20
Son of Alfred George and Annie Wells, of "Lawnside", Buckhurst Hill, Essex
Buried at Bienvillers Military Cemetery Grave reference I. A. 6. http://www.cwgc.org/search/certificate.aspx?casualty=266511

Maurice Godfrey Wells born 1898 in Buckhurst Hill was the son of Alfred Wells from Camden Town and Annie Wells from Hackney.  The 1901 census shows Maurice aged 3 living at Lawnside, Hills Road with his parents Alfred (38) & Annie (39) and siblings Muriel (13), Alfred Kingsley (11) and Eva (9)

 

George Victor Wilson, Pilot Officer, Observer, RAF, 64290

Died 21 May 1941 aged 22

Son of Joseph and Elizabeth Wilson; husband of Iris May Nellie Wilson, of Chigwell

For more information see Aircraft Crew Death Records  

 

 

Colonel Harold Rene Wilson DSO TD DL, Home Guard, 54th Essex Bn

Born 8th February 1890, Died 28th January 1941 aged 50

Son of Arthur Needham Wilson, A.R.I.B.A. and Augustine Amante Lodoiska Wilson; husband of Alice Isabella Wilson (nee Duff), of Buckhurst Hill.

Mentioned in dispatches whilst serving as Capt. in the Royal Artillery in the 1914-18 War. D.L. (Essex)

Also His Wife Alice Isabella 13th January 1890 – 23rd July 1973



1901 Census Class: 

RG13; Piece: 1637; Folio: 152; Page: 17, 2 St John’s Terrace, Buckhurst Hill

Art Needham Wilson, Head, age 37, Worker & Own Acc, born Lancs, Manchester

Amante A L Wilson, Wife, age 41, born Paris (French Subject)

Harold Rene Wilson, Son, age 11, born Essex, Leytonstone

 

 

Comments (5) for "War Memorials"

Unknown

I am researching the history of my Uncle, Flt Sgt Douglas Green. He was the pilot of a Lockheed Hudson T9432 which crashed on 15th Aapril 1941.
One of his crew was Sgt Len Aylott.
I would be very interested in hearing from any surviving relatives of Len, or anyone who knows anything about him

By Chris Eldridge - 1/9/2009 7:44 PM

jo gilks

Hi Chris

I don't know of any living relatives, but i will ask around

By jo gilks - 1/9/2009 8:13 PM

 

Unknown

Hi Jo, thanks very much for responding. I would be really grateful for any information you may be able to find for me. If you are comfortable with it please send me your e mail address for further correspondence.

By Chris Eldridge - 1/11/2009 5:33 PM

jo gilks

Hi Chris, I have added the death records of Len Aylott and the other 3 crew

By jo gilks - 1/15/2009 5:41 AM

 

 


 

 






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