The plaque from the Strood describing the 51 memorial soldiers and sailors that were there for a year from 11 November 1918.



NOT JUST A NAME

Mersea Island's Fallen of the First World War



From 1914 onwards 320 men from Mersea signed up to the Army, Royal Navy, Merchant Marine
Reserve and Royal Naval Reserve from a population of approximately 1,908.

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The plaque from the Strood describing the 51 memorial soldiers and sailors that were there for a year from 11 November 1918.

NOT JUST A NAME
Mersea Island's Fallen of the First World War

From 1914 onwards 320 men from Mersea signed up to the Army, Royal Navy, Merchant Marine Reserve and Royal Naval Reserve from a population of approximately 1,908.
There is a total of 51 names appearing on East and West Mersea war memorials with the last name being recognised and added in 2000. Six of the names had strong Mersea connections, but were not living on Mersea and it is thought two of the names never set foot on Mersea as their families moved to Mersea near the end of the war, these are represented by the figures on the Peldon side of the Strood. Six from East Mersea were killed including two brothers less than 3 weeks apart. Ten West Mersea men were lost at sea, six of which were on the same day with the sinking of RFA Industry in the Irish sea 18 Oct 1918 by a torpedo A total of forty two men were killed in the trenches by gun fire or shell fire with thirteen having no known grave and their remains lay where they fell to this day.

About the silhouettes
Mersea Island silhouettes represent the 51 who gave their lives in World War One at the time referred to as the 'Great War' who's names appear on the East and West Mersea war memorials
These figures will be taken down after a year and auctioned off at a function to be announced with all monies raised going back to the Mersea Trusts and Chanties mentioned below *

Funded and supported by

Mersea Island Royal British Legion *
Mersea Education Trust *
Mersea Lions Club *
Rotary Club of Mersea Island *
Strood Trust *
Dabchicks Sailing Club *
Maydays Estate Services
Richard & Denette Matthews
Duncan & Faith Pittock
Pegasus Profiles
Instant Image Signs & Graphics
East Mersea Parish Council
West Mersea Town Council
Colchester Borough Council Cllrs

Ralph Cutts-Avis Navy22 Sep 191435
The Square, West Mersea
Thomas Funnell Navy22 Sep 191433
Coast Guard
Frederick Mussett Navy7 Oct 1915 34
Rainbow Road, West Mersea,
Hugh Smith Army15 Feb 191627
Mill Road, West Mersea
Frederick Bennett Army3 May 1916 20
Kingsland Road, West Mersea
Rowland Cook Army3 Jul 1916
The Square, West Mersea
Bertie Cundy Army5 Jul 1916 26
The Lane, West Mersea
Arthur Wade Army9 Jul 1916 21
Birch
George Hewes Army20 Jul 191620
Walmer Cottage, St Peters Road, West Mersea
Harry Cottrell Army27 Jul 1916
The Maples, East Road, West Mersea
Stanley Mason Army2 Sep 1916 22
Kingsland Road, West Mersea
James Cutt-Avis Army25 Sep 1916
Church Field, West Mersea
Harold Mole Army12 Jan 1917
South Hackney, Middlesex
Harris Hoy Army17 Feb 191722
Haycock's Farm, West Mersea
Alfred Pullen Army24 Feb 191727
May Cottage, Captains Lane, West Mersea
Harry Gardner Army14 Mar 191722
Queensville, West Mersea
Nathan Cudmore Army21 Mar 191730
Home Farm Cottage, East Mersea
George Cudmore Army9 Apr 1917 34
Walnut Tree Cottage, East Mersea
Ernest Green Army20 Apr 191739
19 Mersea Road, Colchester
Frederick White Army23 Apr 191738
Mill Road, West Mersea
John Howard Army28 Apr 1917
Church Road, West Mersea
Sidney Wright Army28 Apr 191727
High Street North, West Mersea
Clifford Farthing Army3 May 1917 20
Mersea Avenue, West Mersea
Thomas Marriage Army5 May 1917 20
Weir Farm, East Mersea
Arthur Whiting Army23 Jun 191721
41 New Park Street, Colchester
Bertie Woods Army11 Aug 191726
East Road, East Mersea
Albert Cudmore Navy11 Oct 191720
Fairlight Villa, Kingsland Road, West Mersea
Frederick Cutts-AvisNavy27 Oct 191720
Clarence Villa, Captains Road, West Mersea
Edward Green Army24 Dec 191724
Moss Cottage, Queens Corner, West Mersea
Edmund Roberts Army21 Mar 191824
Rosebank, Coast Road, West Mersea
Joseph Stacey Army21 Mar 191828
49 High Street, West Mersea
Christopher Brand Army27 May 191831
Waterside Cottage, Paglesham
Alfred Thursby Army19 Jul 191820
Orleans Cottage, West Mersea
Arthur Pullen Army23 Aug 191824
High Street, West Mersea
Thomas Powell Army14 Sep 191832
Golf House, East Mersea
Edward Parkin Army5 Oct 1918 21
5 Council Houses, Barfield Road, West Mersea
Bertie Lee Army16 Oct 191826
Near Fox Inn, West Mersea
Archibald Green Navy18 Oct 191824
Rainbow Road, West Mersea
Alfred Mole Navy18 Oct 191830
Laburnum Cottage, Seaview Avenue, West Mersea
Frederick Mole Navy18 Oct 191836
Fir Dene, City Road, West Mersea
Reginald Mole Navy18 Oct 191828
Clandon, Mersea Avenue. West Mersea
Henry Pullen Navy18 Oct 191841
May Cottage, Captains Road, West Mersea
Harold Stoker Navy18 Oct 191820
Firs Avenue, West Mersea
Albert Jordan Navy22 Oct 191818
Coast Guard Station, West Mersea
Ernest Hart Offi26 Oct 191829
Near Barrow Hill, West Mersea
Walter Beynon Navy2 Nov 1918 38
Coast Guard Cottages, West Mersea
Percy Whiting Army24 Nov 191824
Near Well House, West Mersea
Percy French Navy14 Dec 191827
Elm Dene, City Road. West Mersea
Alfred Russell Army23 Dec 191830
Old Rectory, East Mersea
Albert Hewes Navy31 Dec 191828
Smithfield Cottage, Firs Chase, West Mersea
Ezra Mussett Army12 Feb 191929
London

Date: 7 March 2020      

Photo: Mersea Museum - Tony Millatt
Image ID DIS2020_SOL_009
Category 1 War-->World War 1


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