Memorial to Hoffman's, Chelmsford
Hoffman Manufacturing Company at Chelmsford contributed greatly to the war effort in World War Two and as such was attached by the Germans on several occasions.
These attacks on 19 July 1942, 19 October 1942 and 19 December 1944 cost lives of 36 employees of Hoffman's.
The 19th December 1944 saw a V2 rocket crash directly onto the factory during the night shift causing a major loss of life.
On 19 December 1946 a memorial service for the employees was held at Chelmsford Cathedral.
Relatives and friends then went to Hoffman's factory to inspect a plaque that had been erected in their memory.
The list is a reminder that civilians as well as soldiers sometimes made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.
The casualties were