TL7116 : War Memorial, St John the Evangelist Church, Little Leighs, Essex

taken 4 years ago, near to Little Leighs, Essex, Great Britain

War Memorial, St John the Evangelist Church, Little Leighs, Essex
War Memorial, St John the Evangelist Church, Little Leighs, Essex
Included within Church Grade II* Listing: LinkExternal link and LinkExternal link (Archive LinkExternal link ) (p35)
IWM War Memorials Archive No. 22314 LinkExternal link
War Memorials Online Ref #:WMO169977 LinkExternal link
Roll of Honour LinkExternal link

Unveiled 10th October 1920 by Mr M. E. Hughes-Hughes†, High Sheriff of Essex
with local clergy and dignitaries in attendance: LinkExternal link

Mounted on the inside south wall of St John the Evangelist Church
this rectangular brass plaque measures 910mm x 650mm, and is decorated
with red and black lettering and a border of engraved oak leaves and acorns.

It records the men of the Parish of Little Leighs
who gave their lives in the World War of 1914~1918.

The text reads:

A M D G ¹
In Proud and Loving Memory of

CAPT. W. M. HUGHES HUGHES.² D: LinkExternal link C: LinkExternal link (Archive LinkExternal link ) G: LinkExternal link
CPL. E. V. CARPENTER. D: LinkExternal link C: LinkExternal link M: LinkExternal link
PTE. W. BROWN. D: LinkExternal link C: LinkExternal link G: LinkExternal link
PTE. C. DIGBY.³ D: LinkExternal link C: LinkExternal link G: LinkExternal link
PTE. A. JARVIS. D: LinkExternal link C: LinkExternal link M: LinkExternal link
PTE. A. LIVERMORE. D: LinkExternal link C: LinkExternal link G: LinkExternal link
PTE. F. MANSFIELD. D: LinkExternal link C: LinkExternal link M: LinkExternal link
PTE. J. MARSHALL. D: LinkExternal link C: LinkExternal link G: LinkExternal link
PTE. J. NICHOLLS. D: LinkExternal link C: LinkExternal link G: LinkExternal link
PTE. J. PARKE. (not yet identified)
PTE. F. SEARLES. D: LinkExternal link C: LinkExternal link G: LinkExternal link
PTE. J. H. SEARLES. D: LinkExternal link C: LinkExternal link M: LinkExternal link

Who gave their lives for King & Country
in the Great War 1914-1918

FAITHFUL UNTO DEATH

where:
"D:" are the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) Casualty Details;
"C:" the CWGC Memorial Certificate and,
"G:" or "M:" the Grave or Memorial Inscription, and Cemetery or Memorial photographs.

† Father of Capt. W. M. Hughes-Hughes²

¹A.M.D.G. is "Ad maiorem Dei gloriam" or "Ad majorem Dei gloriam": To the Greater Glory of God

²Also see "His Body Rests in a Soldier's Grave" by Julia Able Smith as published in
the Great & Little Leighs Magazine, November 2005 : LinkExternal link (Archive LinkExternal link )
Capt. W. M. Hughes-Hughes also has a dedicated memorial:
TL7116 : Memorial Plaque to Captain William Montagu Hughes~Hughes

³Thought to be Cpl. C.J. Digby who, together with Pte. F. Mansfield, are also
commemorated on the Great Leighs War Memorial:
TL7315 : War Memorial, St Mary the Virgin Church, Great Leighs, Essex

For more information on St. Johns, see here: LinkExternal link and
TL7116 : St. John the Evangelist Church, Little Leighs, Essex


Research based on:
“Echoes of the Great War - The Diary of the Reverend Andrew Clark 1914-1919”
Oxford University Press 1985. Edited with an introduction by James Munson. ISBN 0-19-212984-8

I am most grateful to Pat Watkinson for her research, Julia Able Smith,
the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, The War Graves Photographic Project and Oxford University Press.

"They shall grow not old as we who are left grow old.
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them."
Laurence Binyon, For the Fallen

"When you go home, tell them of us and say, for their tomorrow we gave our today."
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Thursday, 27 March, 2014   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 8 April, 2014
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WGS84: 51:49.3757N 0:29.5719E
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