Essex Regiment & Essex Militia History

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Books are a great way to find out how your ancestor lived and in some cases how he died.

Some of the books are available online from book sites although sadly many are out of print.

Items underlined have a review or more information on this site which is accessed by clicking on the link.

44th Essex

Historical Record of the 44th or East Essex Regiment by Thomas Carter

Pall of an army: A short account of the 44th Regiment in Afghanistan in 1841 & 1842 by Frederick Dixon

56th Essex

Historical record of the 56th or West Essex Regiment by Richard cannon

Essex Regiment in Boer War

1st Battalion Essex Regiment in South Africa 1899 to 1902

Essex Regiment in World War One

A major soldier- career of Frank Bailey by Ted Bailey(1st Essex)
Brothers in Arms by Karen Farringdon ( 2nd Essex)
Essex Regiment in WW1 series of books
Men of Essex series of books
Up the Hammers-The West Ham Battalion in the Great War by Elliot Taylor
With the 1/5th Essex in the East by T Gibbons
With the 10th Essex in France by Lt Col Banks and Captain Chell

Essex Regiment in World War Two

1/4th Essex - A  Battalion of the Eight Army by Dennis Beckett
2nd Battalion The Essex Regiment from D Day to VE Day by A A Vince
Memories of a soldier 1940 -1946 by Charles Coudry (9th Essex)
Essex Regiment 1920-1950 by Col T A martin

Essex Yeomanry
The 10th Royal Hussars and the Essex Yeomanry by Lt Col Whitmore
Essex Yeomanry a short history by Col Foakes and Major McKenzie

Armed Services in World War One
Publication of official lists of men who died in Great War

Essex in World War One
The impact of catastrophe by Paul Rusecki
Essex in the First World War by Michael Foley

Specific area of Essex during the Great War
Billericay in the Great War by Stephen John Wynn & Kenneth Frederick Porter
Castle Point
Castle Point in the Great War by Ken Porter & Stephen Wynn
Chelmsford in the Great War by Jonathan Swann
Great Leighs
Echoes of the Great War- Diary of the Rev Andrew Clark
Laindon in the Great War by Ken Porter & Stephen Wynn
Maldon, Heybridge and the Great War by Stephen P Nunn
Rochford Great War memories compiled by Mark A Roberts
Southend on Sea
Southend on Sea in the Great War by Frances Clamp
Southend in the Great War by Ken Crowe
Thurrock in the Great war by Roger Reynolds

Essex at War

Defending Essex by Mike Osborne

Essex at War from old photographs by Michael Foley

Essex at war throughout time by Michael Foley

Essex ready for anything by Michael Foley

Essex under arms by Ken Smith

Frontline Essex by Michael Foley

More Front Line Essex by Michael Foley

Essex in the Air

Essex airmen 1910 -1918 by John Barfoot

Essex and its race for the skies by Graham Smith


This list is not exhaustive- The website would like to hear of any books that relate to the Essex Regiment, Essex Yeomanry and related forces that are not listed..