Essex Regiment & Essex Militia History

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Memorials from Firms, Schools and Institutions

World War One

Braintree High School

Braintree Silk Factory

Colne Valley and Halstead Railway Company

Dunmow Congregational Church

Essex Association of Change Bellringers

Essex County Constabulary

Felsted School

Great Eastern Railway Stores, Gidea Park

Port of London Memorial at Tilbury Docks

Southend on Sea Constabulary

West Ham Pals at West Ham Football Club

Wilkins and Sons  better known as Tiptree Jam

World War Two

Hoffman Manufacturing Company, Chelmsford

The demands of the armed services at times of war meant that many local industries and organisations lost a high percentage of their workforce to volunteering or conscription.

Likewise senior schools, especially Public Schools, provided many men for the services at times of crisis.

After the war many of these groups held services of remembrance or erected memorials to their employees who never returned.

Most took the form of a memorial although some gave land or even buildings in the name of the fallen.

In World War Two some firms became targets of attack and lost their employees who were also commemorated. Although these casualties do not belong to the Essex Regiment or indeed any military service they are Essex related and as such have been included in this site.

Details of a few of these are listed above to give examples of the types of memorial to be found in Essex supplementing the Parish or Town War Memorials.