GREEN WAR MEMORIAL
War 1 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Martin Edwards 2015
St James the Great Church, Greenstead Green, is a memorial plaque commemorating
World War 1 and 2, . The World War 1 and 2 memorial takes the form of
two linked tablets with black lettering, there are sevena names for
World War 1 and five for World War 2. There is also a Thanksgiving Window
which takes the form of a very large, three light, window with tracery;
the inscription reads:
“TO THE GLORY OF GOD IN HUMBLE THANKSGIVING FOR THE MERCIVAL
DELIVERANCE FROM THE PERIL OF WAR AND INVASION & DESTRUCTION IN
1939 - 1945 & IN HONOURED MEMORY OF THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR
THEIR COUNTRY 1914 - 1918 & 1939 – 1945”
There is also a commemorative plaque to an American serviceman killed
in a crash nearby.
Copyright © John Hendry 2015
GLORY OF GOD
AND IN MEMORY OF MEN
FROM THIS VILLAGE WHO
GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR
KING AND COUNTRY
LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES
FOR THEIR KING AND COUNTRY
IN THE GREAT WAR
3730, 3rd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment).
Killed in action 3 May 1915. Born, resident and enlisted Wood Green.
No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen,
Belgium. Panel 6 and 8.
3591, "D" Battery, 53rd Brigade, Royal Fierld Artillery.
Died 27 October 1915. Born Halstead, Essex, enlisted Ipswich, Suffolk.
Of Halstead. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE)
MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 5 and 9.
states Lance Corporal] Private 12036, 9th Battalion, Essex Regiment.
Killed in action 18 October 1915. Aged 21. Born Greenstead, Essex,
enlisted Chelmsford. Son of Mr. J. Harrington, of Brook Cottage,
Greenstead Green, Halstead, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated
on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais France. Panel 85 to 87.
G/43774, 1st Battalion, Duke of Cambridge’s Own (Middlesex Regiment).
Killed in action 4 November 1916. Aged 23. Born Earls Colne, enlisted
Ealing, Middlesex, resident Greenstead Green. Son of Charles and
Eleanor Rayner, of Riven's Hall, Greenstead Green, Halstead, Essex.
No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France.
Pier and Face 12 D and 13 B.
G/21340, 1st Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Killed
in action 25 September 1917. Born, resident and enlisted Halstead.
Of Halstead, Essex. Formerly 21053, East Surrey Regiment. No known
grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Panel 14 to 17 and 162 to 162A.
Serjeant 1747, 5th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died of wounds at
sea 18 August 1915. Born Halstead, enlisted Braintree, resident
Bocking. Son of Henry Wass of Stone Cottages, Greenstead Green,
Halstead, Essex. Buried at sea, no known grave. Commemorated on
HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 144 to 150
or 229 to 233.
Sergeant (Pilot) 748538, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died
17 January 1942. Aged 21. Son of Guy Cedric and Jessie Addy, of
Halstead, Essex. Awarded the Distiguished Flying Medal (D.F.M.).
Buried in JURBY (ST. PATRICK) CHURCHYARD, Isle of Man. Grave 340.
Officer (Pupil Pilot) 1566225, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.
Died 12 April 1944. Aged 31. Son of J. H. Brookes, and of Mary Winifred
Brookes, of Burtons Green, Essex. Buried in CHESTER (BLACON) CEMETERY,
Cheshire. Section A, Grave 409.
Officer (Navigator) 130518, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died
9 January 1943. Aged 28. Son of Sir Montagu Sherard Dawes Butler,
K.C.S.I., C.B., C.I.E., C.V.O., C.B.E., M.A. and Lady Butler, Kaisar-I-Hind
Medal 1st Cl. (nee Smith); husband of Mary Hermione Anne Butler
of Cambridge. M.A. (Cantab.). . Buried in GREENSTEAD GREEN (ST.
JAMES) CHURCHYARD, Essex.
648743, Royal Air Force. Died 7 April 1944. Aged 23. Son of Frederick
George and Edith Ella Cook, of Greenstead Green. Buried in GREENSTEAD
GREEN (ST. JAMES) CHURCHYARD, Essex.
6023279, 7th (H.D.) Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died 19 November
1940. Son of Mr. and Mrs. William James Larter, of Halstead. Buried
in HALSTEAD CEMETERY, Halstead. Grave 7697.
Lieutenant, U.S.A.A.F. Aeroplane mechanic before the war. Born 21
December 1919. From Ohio. Buried in OAK GROVE CEMETERY, Delaware,
Ohio, USA. [Thanks to the American War Cemetery, Madingley (Leslie)
for the additional information]
2nd Lt DWIGHT G. BELT U.S.A.A.F.
WHO AIRCRAFT CRASHED IN THE
FIELD ADJACENT TO THIS CHURCH
October 1st 1944
14 September, 2015