Goldhanger residents who served in the armed forces

during World War Two

from the Essex Newsman of 26th February 1946...

those that have been identified to date are listed below in alphabetic order

  some of these men moved to the village after the war and are marked *

 

Bill

Appleton

Army

served with the Essex Regiment & 14th Army in Burma,  Maldon Rd.

Ernest

Appleton

Army

John, Pioneer Corps

Harry

Appleton

Navy

on Arctic convoys,  Maldon Rd.

Balter

Army

L/Cpl, Tunis

Arthur

Berry

RAF

Rector in 1938,  became an RAF Chaplain

Jack

Blighton

Navy

Edward

Bowring

Army

at Dunkirk

Bob

Brazier

Army

in the “Desert Rats” in North Africa

Dick

Brazier

Army

 

Jack

Brazier

 

 

Walter

Brewer

Army

Quarter Master Sergeant, Blind Lane

Charles

Briggs

Army

Head St   *

Keith

Bunting

 

Highams Farm

Pat

Bunting

 

Highams Farm

Paul

Crawley

Army

Officer in the Parachute Regiment   *

Challis

Army

BAOR Germany

Percy

Chapman

Army

Guards Regiment

Ted

Edward

Everitt

Army

gunner

David

Frost

RAF

DSO, Mosquito pilot, Swedish Cottages, Maldon Rd

Charles

Fuller

Army

Maldon Rd

Len

Golding

 

Stan

Harkness

Army

Served in India

Henry

Hawkins

Army

killed in Italy, married to Joan Campe nee Sweetland of Falcons Hall

John

Hayne

Army

Major, Follyfaunts

Charles

Hockley

Army

served in North Africa, badly burned

Bill

Hopwood

Army

Commando, later married Winsome Page of The Old Rectory  *

Bill

Ingle

RAF

RAF pilot, later lived in Head St.    *

“Boots”

Johnson

RAF

Sydney

Johnson

Navy

 

Charles

Jordan

Army

Royal Berks Regt, with 14th Army in Burma

Joe

Kempen

Army

during the advance on Germany

Eric

Kempson

RNVR

MC, Killed at Sumatra, Corner Cottage, Goldhanger/T-Major

Jimmy

Lane

 

Family owned the The Cricketers Inn

Percy

Lamb

 

Thomas

Lodge

Army

Church St.

John

McMullen

Army

Lt-Col. Royal Engineers, France, Egypt, Germany, Follyfaunts

John

Moulton

 

 

Ben

Neville

RAF

Mill House, Fish St

Ted

Neville

RAF

Mill House, Fish St

Robert

Norton

Navy

Served on Russian Arctic convoys, lived on the Maldon Rd

Roy

Philips

Army

Maldon Road.  

Joe

Pledger

Navy

Cobbs farm

Barry

Rose

RNAS

later farmer at Hall Farm    *

Chris

Ruffle

RAF

Served in Africa, Bounds Gatehouse

Alfred

Scobell

Navy

at D-Day landings, Fish St.

Frank

Smith

Army

stationed at Goldhanger search light camp    *

Eric

Southgate

Army

gunner

Fred

Southgate

Navy

and the London Fire Brigade

Ivan

Southgate

Army

Herbert

Stokes

RAF

in Italy

John

Wakeling

Fleet Air Arm   Head St

Ron

Weaver

 

 

Westwood

Army

Royal Artillery

Alan

White

RAF

Served in Austria, Maldon Rd

Peter

White

Fleet Air Arm   Japan 1945, Maldon Rd

John

Wilkin

RAF

Bounds Farm, served 1942-46, was at Belson prison at end of the war

Jack

Willis

Army

5th Essex  Regt, PoW in Italy for four years

C

Wright

Army

Gunner

Total identified to date: 59  ( 6 of these came to the village after the war )

If you can add more names, first names or other info. please email: david<at>churchside1<dot>plus<dot>com

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A summary of conscription regulations and the effects on the village is at...  Memories of World War Two - Conscription

Local Casualties

In contrast to Goldhanger’s involvement the Great War, and to Maldon district’s involvement in WW-2, there are no recorded losses of either service personnel or civilians from the village between 1939 and 1945. Here is a summary of those who lost their lives nearby in the district during WW-2...   ( courtesy of...  www.roll-of-honour.com/Essex )

Althorne

1  serving

Maldon

37 serving  & 10 civilians

Bradwell On Sea

2  serving

Southmister

2   serving  &   3 civilians

Great Totham

1  serving

Tillingham

4   serving

Heybridge

4  serving

Tiptree

27 serving

Heybridge Basin

1  serving  & 6 civilians

Tolleshunt Knights

5   serving

This same website does not identify any casualties from Goldhanger, nor Lt. Totham or Tolleshunt Major,

however, Eric Kempson and Henry Hawkins who had strong local connections lost their lives.

 

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