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George BLOWS

GEORGE BLOWS was born on the 27 May 1895 in Great Waltham, the son of George William and Eliza Elizabeth Blows (née Poulter). His parents were married on the 25 September 1885 in the Parish Church in Great Waltham. Eliza was residing in Great Waltham and was employed as a servant, whilst George was a Labourer who was born in Chignal Smealy, but was living in Writtle at the time of his marriage.

Herbert BONNETT

HERBERT BONNETT was born on the 11 July 1896 in Barrack Road, Great Waltham, the son of John and Sarah Bonnett (nee Tunbridge). His  parents  were  married  on  the  20 October 1877 in  the Parish  Church  in  Great  Waltham.  John  was  20  years  old  and  a  Labourer  and  Sarah  of  full  age,  both residing in Great Waltham at the time of their marriage.

George Wilson BRADLEY

GEORGE WILSON BRADLEY was born in May 1897 in Great Waltham, the son of Thomas and Flora Bradley (née Rogers).  His parents were married on the 3 October 1885 in the Parish Church in Great Waltham. Eliza was residing in Great Waltham, whilst George was a Labourer.

Percy BROWN

Percy enlisted as a Private, in the 3rd Battalion, 6th Essex Regiment, Regimental No. 6141. He transferred prior to March 1917 as Regimental No. 5575, to the Border Regiment, 2nd Battalion and was renumbered as Regimental No. 27490 (20th Brigade in the 7th Division.) The 2nd Battalion fought on the Western Front from October 1914.

Ernest CLARK

Ernest enlisted at Chelmsford with the 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment as a private, Regiment No. 30364. The Regiment formed part of the 88th Brigade in the 29th Division. The Battalion took its place on the Western Front in April 1916 and from July 1916 until November 1916 it participated in the Battle of The Somme.  He went in September to the Western Front after training at Felixstowe.

Ernest John CLARK

Ernest John Clark was born in 1884 and baptised at the Parish Church in Great Waltham on the 5th October 1884. He was one of 11 children born to Simon and Eliza Clark (nee Poulter) who lived in Barrack Road, Great Waltham.  Ernest had seven brothers and three sisters and was the third youngest child. His parents were married in the Parish Church on the 29th October 1865, Simon was an Agricultural Labourer in farming and by 1911, Ernest and three of his brothers were also Agricultural Farm Labourers.

Albert CLIFT

Albert Victor Clift (known as Victor) was born in 1887at Bocking, Braintree and baptised at the Parish Church in Great Waltham on the 4th September 1887. He was one of 9 children born to James and Emily Clift (née Gowers) who lived at Waterfall Lodge, Langleys, Great Waltham.  James was on the household staff at Langleys. Albert had six brothers and two sisters and was the second youngest child. His parents were born in the village and were married in the Parish Church on the 6th December 1871.  James’ occupation was given as a Labourer.

Herbert CLIFT

Herbert  John  Clift was  born  in December 1883 and  baptised  at  the Parish  Church in  Bocking,  Braintree  on  the  6th January 1884. His parents  were  married  in  the  Parish  Church in  Great  Waltham on  the 16th December 1871, James’ occupation given as a Labourer. Herbert was  one  of 9 children  born  to James and Emily Clark (née Gowers) who were  living in Bocking  at  the  time  of  his  birth,  his  father  was employed  as  a  Coachman  to Colonel Nevill  and  Eleanor  Tufnell.  Herbert had two sisters and six brothers and was the fourth youngest child.

Arthur CROWE

Arthur Crow (sometimes Crowe) was born in the spring of 1884 in Great Waltham and baptised at the Parish Church on the 2nd March 1884. He was one of 9 children, five sons and four daughters, born to John and Mary Ann Crow (née Tyler) who lived in Barrack Road, Great Waltham.  John, a labourer and Mary,both lived in the village and were married on the 23rd October 1869 in the Parish Church.

Thomas W DAY

Thomas William  Day was  born on the 18 January 1890  in  Great  Waltham and baptised at the Parish Church on the 4th May. His parents, George Thomas and  Harriett  Day  (née  Scott)  were  married  on  the  28th July 1877  at  the  Parish  Church,  North  Weald  Bassett,  Essex.  George’s occupation was  given  as  a  Carrier, and  residing in  Great  Waltham  at the  time  of  his  marriage.  Harriett  was  born  in  North  Weald,  the daughter of George Scott, a labourer.

James DEVENISH

JAMES DEVENISH was born in the summer of 1892 in Great Waltham, the son of Jo(h)nathan and Emily (also known as Emma) (née Wallis). His parents were married in the summer of 1877 in the Chelmsford area. Emily was born in Felsted and Jonathan was born and lived in Brick Cottage, Chatham Green, Great Waltham.  Jonathan was employed for many years by Mr Lewis Campen at Stonage Farm.

John DEVENISH

In 1911, John Devonish, is shown on the Census as being in the Military, aged 26 years (he was 31 years old), as a Private, Regimental No. 7991, serving with the 2nd Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment in India. The Regiment was sent to India in 1905 and arrived home in the UK in December 1914. At some point John was transferred to the 8th Battalion, which had recently formed at Beverley on 22 September 1914 as part of K3 and came under orders of 62nd Brigade, 21st Division. On the 9th September 1915 the Brigade landed at Boulogne.

William J DEVENISH

William James Devenish was born in May 1884 in Great Waltham and baptised on the 1st June in the Parish Church. He was the first child of nine children born to James and Alice Devonish (née Wallis). His parents were married on the 1st March 1884 in the Parish Church in the village, James’s occupation was given as a Labourer and Alice, was a Servant and they both lived in Chatham Green, Great Waltham.

Reginald E DIXON

REGINALD EDWARD DIXON was born on the 12th April 1888 in Great Waltham, Essex, the tenth child and fourth son of George Gainsford and Emma Matilda Dixon (née Harvey). His parents were married on the 29th August 1866 in the Parish Church, Great Waltham. George was a Bricklayer, the son of a Schoolmaster and Emma the daughter of a Blacksmith.

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