To ensure that the fallen heroes including civilians of Ongar & District from WW1. WW11 and other conflicts are recorded and honoured.
Royal Marine Commando.
Killed in action in Afghanistan.
27 November 2008.
The war memorials erected in and around Ongar, Essex, UK are dedicated to honouring those who died in the two Great Wars.
This website records all those from the Ongar and the 31 surrounding villages, who died serving their country including civilians.
Our very own Heroes!
We hope that your visit to this website will help you better understand the enormous contribution these brave men and women have made to ensure the safety and security of those who follow in their footsteps.
We also hope you find this a place of healing should you continue to be affected by these most divisive of wars in our nation's history.
When you read the history and family details of the men and women, one cannot but wonder on the futility of war but the need to honour those that gave their lives to protect our own.
If you are able, save for them a place inside of you and save one backward glance when you are leaving for the places they can no longer go.
Be not ashamed to say you loved them, though you may or may not have always.
Take what they have taught you with their dying and keep it with your own.
And in that time when men decide and feel safe to call the war insane, take one moment to embrace those gentle heroes you left behind.
Major Michael Davis O'Donnell