Not Forgotten

Memorial PlateShalford does not have a formal war memorial, but the following Memorial is on display within St Andrew's Parish Church

 

War Graves Commission web site http://www.cwgc.org

1914 -18 1939 - 45
 Albert Adams  Water Callow
 George Goodwin  Maurice Cook **
 Sidney Jeffrey  Edward Crumby
 Thomas Rumsey  Albert Dawson
 Frank Smee  Rodney Gold
 Sidney Whitehead  Edward Mason

 Athur Watkinson

 Eric Raviloius ***

 

1914 - 1918 Full Story

Men of Shalford lost in 1914 - 18, kindly provided by John Harvey

1914 - 1945 Update

Lost Men of Shalford 1914 - 45 , provided by Graham Herriot 

 

legion poppy  An Act of Remembrance Services :- 

St Andrew's Church Service:-  Sunday 11th November 2018

Remembering the Fallen, Finchingfield Village Green

Armistice Day :- Sunday 11th November 2018 10.45am 

 

** Maurice Cook | Not listed on War Graves Commission web site, listed on www.findagrave.com

Son of John and Bessie Cook, born 5/8/1925 and Christened  in Cottered ,Herts. In 1939 he was listed by Braintree Rural District Council as living in sub district 201 of Braintree and at school aged 14. He joined the 1st Battalion Suffolk Regiment as Private Maurice Anthony Cook 14437081.  He was killed on 12th October 1944, aged 19 in the Western European Campaign and is buried at Overloon War Cemetery, Overloon-Boxmeer Municipality, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands [Thanks to Pam Wenley for finding this information]  

 

*** Eric Ravilious | Additional Notes - Ref:- Shalford News - December 2003

In Spring 1941 Ravilious, his wife Tirzah, also an accomplised artist, and their three children moved to Iron Bridge Farm Shalford where he was to spend the last of his brief life when in England. The property was rented from John Strachey, MP, who suggested in a letter that the annual rent should be £70 in cash and £70 worth of paintings! This last home accounts for his name being on the Shalford War Memorial. Ravilious legacy was an extraordinary collection of work, especially his wartime water colours that create a haunting, lyrical record of his experiences that are quite devoid of violence.