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
E W Aylett
H A Byham
W O Boultwood
W J Bowtle
O L Brown
J A Coker
H C Drakeford
|P S Hubbard
||L M Harvey
|| C King
|F J Metcalf
||R C King
||E E Perrin
|A W Skeats
||C C Sams
||W J Smith
|C W Taylor
||A C Wright
||J S Wright
E B Clibborn
T W Cook
||G R Kemp
|1956 - Cyprus
|W G Wright
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
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
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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