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Memorial

The carved stone set in to the front of the hall bears the following words, 

"THIS HALL WAS ERECTED IN 1924 AS A MEMORIAL OF THE PATRIOTISM AND DEVOTION OF THE MEN OF THIS PARISH WHO SERVED IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918."

 

Those men of the village who gave their lives during that conflict are listed on the memorial tablet (shown below) in St. James' church, which is now a private residence.  A full list, along with those who died in World War 2, is shown here.

1914 to 1918 

HERBERT PLUME BARNES

SS/106968 Stoker 1st Class, Royal Navy H.M.S. Hawke

Died 15th October 1914

No known grave, commemorated on Chatham Naval Memorial

 

HENRY GEORGE HONEY

1410 Private, 7th Battalion, The Queen's Royal West Surrey Regiment

Died 3rd July 1916 Age 22

Buried Corbie Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France

 

STANLEY CAVE CHIPPERFIELD

21572 Private, Royal Sussex Regiment

Died of wounds 21st May 1918, Age 20

Buried Acheux British Cemetery, Somme, France

CHARLES FRANK HYDE

TF/202292 Private, 1st/7th Battalion, The Middlesex Regiment

Killed in action 10th April 1917  

No known grave. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Bay 7. Pas de Calais, France

 

JAMES HENRY DIPROSE

39482 Private, 10th Battalion, The Essex Regiment

Killed in action 24th August 1918

Buried Albert Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France

 

STEWART ARCH JACOBS

SO/5519 Private, 11th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment

Died 3rd April 1918

No known grave. Commemorated on Pozieres Memorial Panel 46 and 47. Somme, France

 

EDWARD GEORGE PERKINS

609530 Fireman, Mercantile Marine Reserve H.M.S. Bostonian

Died 10th October 1917

No known grave commemorated on Plymouth Naval Memorial

 

ALEXANDER VICTOR EMMERSON

61665 Driver, 26th Battery 17th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery

Died 17th October 1917, Age 26

Buried Dozinghem Military Cemetery,  West-Vlaanderen, Belgium,

WILLIAM ERNEST SPARROW

Trimmer, Mercantile Marine H.M.T.  S.S. Orsova

Died 14th March 1917, Age 19

Buried Plymouth (Efford) Cemetery

1939 to 1946

 

CHARLES FREDERICK  BOORE

C/KX 151398 Stoker 1st. Class – H.M.S. Warspite

Died 16th September 1943. 

No known grave. Commemorated on Chatham Naval Memorial

GEORGE VICTOR COKER

6014279 Gunner 446 Bty., 65 (2/6th Bn. Essex Rgt.) Searchlight Regiment R.A.

Died 3rd March 1941. Age 20

Buried St. James’ Church, West Tilbury

 

ROBERT JOHN THOMPSON

6394883 Private 2nd Bn. Royal Sussex Regiment

Died 6th December 1943 Age 37

Buried Malbork Commonwealth War Cemetery, Poland

 

FRANK WILLIAM WILSON

1264036 Sgt. W.Op/Air Gnr. 295 Squadron RAFVR

Died 19th May 1943 Age 21

Buried Chadwell St Mary Cemetery

As part of the commemoration of 100 years since the armistice of 1918, an event at the hall was organised for 10th November with a talk on the war dead from the parish of West Tilbury.  The picture shows some of the memorabilia and a memorial slab brought along on the evening. 

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