Essex Regiment & Essex Militia History

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Memorial at Braintree Silk Factory

In January 1920 Lady Warner unveiled a memorial stone in the factory yard to the seven former employees who had fallen in World War One.

Private Arol W Compton killed 23 April 1917

Private Herbert H Watson killed 14 July 1917

Private Frank Beresford killed 11 August 1917

Lieut Geo. H Grimshaw killed 8 July 1918

Private Ernest A Hodson killed 27 September 1918

Private Sidney Turner killed 4 October 1918

Private Walter Godfrey killed 7 October 1918

The memorial was designed by Mr Geo Leonard formerly of Braintree.

An address was given by Sir Frank Warner, head of Braintree Silk factory.