Killed in Action 1916. Not Commemorated Locally.

Born, resided or with links to Benfleet

Robert Vivyan Child. Special Memorial.
Copyright. Mr Alan Cooper.
Bulls Road Cemetery. France.
Copyright. Mr. Alan Cooper.
H. J. Russell.
Copyright. Mr. Alan Cooper.
Caterpillar Valley Cemetery. France.
Copyright. Mr. Alan Cooper.
Henry Watson.
Copyright. Mr. Alan Cooper.
Hem Farm Military Cemetery. France.
Copyright. Mr. Alan Cooper.

Those listed here, although born, resided or had links with Benfleet, their connection with the area did not fit the criteria for adding their names on the War Memorial in Essex Way.

FRANK CHARLES GELLARD.  Service No. 10548.
Rank.  Lance Corporal.
Regiment/Service.  East Lancashire Regiment.
Unit Text.  6th Battalion.
Died.  5 July 1916.
Grave.  IX. J. 10.  Amara War Cemetery.  Iraq.

W. L. CLEMENTS.   Service No. C/3354.
Rank.  Sergeant.
Regiment/Service.  King’s Royal Rifle Corps.
Unit Text.  17th Battalion.
Died.  3 September 1916.
Grave.   V.C. 5.  Ancre British Cemetery. Beaumont-Hamel.  France.

Husband of.  Gertrude Clements, of “Monty” Hope Road.  South Benfleet.  Essex.

Son of.  Harry and Alice Clements, of 96 Gibbon Road.  Nunhead.  London.

HENRY JAMES RUSSELL.  Service No. R/22675.
Rank.  Rifleman.
Regiment/Service.  King’s Royal Rifle Corps.
Unit Text.  2nd Battalion.
Died.  9 September 1916.
Grave.  X. B. 4.  Caterpillar Valley Cemetery.  Longueval.  France.

ROBERT VIVYAN CHILD.  Service No. 14851.
Rank.  Private.
Regiment/Service.  East Surrey Regiment.
Unit Text.  “B” Coy. 12th Battalion.
Died.  15 September 1916.  Age 20.
Memorial.  Special Memorial 13.  Bulls Road Cemetery.  Flers.  France.  (Believed to be buried in the cemetery).

Son of.  George Charles Child and Blanche M. Child of, ‘Homeland.’  Fleet Road.  South Benfleet.  Essex.

Note.  Ref.  Crystal Palace Local.  27 January 2012.  In Remembrance Article.  From the information featured it would appear that Private Robert Vivyan Child was a resident of Gypsy Hill, Crystal Palace.

PERCY JAMES BRITTAIN.  Service No. 5286.
Rank.  Private.
Regiment/Service.  London Regiment.
Unit Text.  1st/24th Battalion.
Died.  18 September 1916.  Age 21.
Grave.  6. F. 22.  London Cemetery and Extension.  Longueval.  France.

Son of.  Francis William Brittain and Sarah Ann Brittain of, “Kempston.”  Jotmans Lane.  South Benfleet.  Essex.

HENRY WATSON.  Service No. 40115.
Rank.  Private.
Regiment/Service.  Essex Regiment.
Unit Text.  2nd Battalion.
Died.  31 December 1916.  Age 37.
Grave.  II. D. 17.  Hem Farm Military Cemetery.  Hem-Monacu.  France.

Son of.  Mrs Alice Watson, of Thatched Cottage.  Bowers Gifford.  Essex.


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