The War Memorials - Henham

War Memorial

As you drive through Henham, a small war memorials stands in the middle of the village.  However, these are not the only men and women who gave their lives for their country. The War Memorial was unveiled on Sunday 6th March 1921 by W. Foot Mitchell Esq of Quendon with the Revd J. Farley. The cost to erect the monument was from public donations. The plaque is of Sicilian marble and is on rustic granite.

There are 15 names on the War Memorial who never returned from World War I and one addition who never returned from World War II. Each year the villagers old a memorial service of rememberance for the fallen at the War Memorial.

There are a further two burials in St Mary's Church, Henham of two servicemen, one from each war.

Their Name Liveth


This page is dedicated to the men who fell. However, Henham villagers did survive.
Here is a list of people identified as enlisted for service in World War I.
Details of Henham residents enlisted in World War II
Useful websites for researching the World Wars.
Events and publications from nearby villages.
Memorial

(The photographs of the memorials are kindly provided by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission who were created to maintain all war graves around the world of British and Commonwealth Servicemen). Each person has a hyperlink for further details of their military service.

Jerusalem MemorialBENTLEY, William Arthur, Private, died 02/11/1917, aged 18, Service No. 250925 Essex Regiment 5th Battn. Son of William John and Amy Bentley, of High St, Henham, Essex. He is remembered Panels 33 to 39 Jerusalem Memorial.
CemetaryBRAND, William George, Private, died 04/09/1918, aged 18, enlisted, Saffron Walden, Essex. Service No.33201, East Surrey Regiment, 12th Battalion, Killed in action, France & Flanders, Memorial Voormezeele Enclosure No. 3, Belgium. Son of George and Elizabeth Brand of Woodend Green.
Albert CampCAMP, Albert W, Stoker 1st Class K/7386, Royal Navy. Last served on HMS ‘Bacchante’ died aged 24 on 27th Feb 1920. Albert was born 20 Mar 1892 in Debden son of Albert Camp and Jane Freeman, buried at Henham. Albert was a serving naval officer prior to the outbreak of war. Awarded the Victory Medal and the British War Medal.

CAMP, Frank Percy, Private, died 01/07/1916 aged 24, enlisted Saffron Walden, Service No. 14477, Essex Regiment, 10th Battalion Killed in action, France & Flanders. Remembered on Thiepval Memorial, Somme France.
DENNISON, Arthur John, Gunner died 05/09/1917 aged 19, enlisted Saffron Walden. Service No. 326450, Royal Garrison Artillery, Clyde, Killed in action, France & Flanders. Zonnebeke, West Flanders, Belgium. Son of James and Mary Ann Dennison of  North Hall Farm Henham
DIXON, Joseph William, Private, died 04/09/1918, aged 20, enlisted Warley, Essex. Service No. 41854, Hertfordshire Regiment, Killed in action, France & Flander. Buried at Ruyaulcourt Pas-de-Calais. Son of Edward and Harriet Dixon of The Row
H Dunn's GravestoneH Dunn GraveDUNN Horatio James Rennie, died 01/06/1940 aged 23. Service No. 33411 Royal Air Force Pilot. Son of George Dunn and of Rose Hannah Dunn (nee Pearce) of Filton Bristol and husband of Denise Dunn (nee Foster). Buried at St Mary's churchyard, Henham.
Thiepval Memorial HEARD, Basil Claud Christmas, Private died 23/10/1916 aged 19, enlisted Henham. Service No. 40078, Essex Regiment 2nd Battalion Killed in action, France & Flanders. He was fighting at Les Beouf around Dewdrop and Zenith trenches in the afternoon. He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial.
INGOLD, Henry William, Private died 28/09/1918 aged 20 enlisted Henham, Service No. G/61270 Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment), 24th Battalion. Private, Killed in action, France & Flanders. He is buried at Flesquieres Hill British Cemetery. Formerly 3908, Essex. REGT,
William Johnson GraveJOHNSON William Hayden, Private, died 09/04/1917 aged 20, enlisted 20 Oct 1916. Warley, Essex, Service No. 32231, Essex Regiment 2nd Battalion, Killed in action, France & Flanders. He is buried at Fampoux British Cemetery.
KING, Frank, Private Died 24/12/15 Aged 31, enlisted Birmingham. Service No. 1321, Royal Warwickshire Regiment, 16th Battalion. Died of wounds, France & Flanders. Buried at Corbie Communal Cemetery.
SMITH, Clifford, Private, died 26/08/1918 aged 23, enlisted Colchester Service No. 355218 2nd/7th Bn London Regiment, killed in action (died of wounds). Buried at Daours Communal Cemetery
TURNER, Albert Thomas, Lance Corporal died 07/04/1918 aged 25 enlisted Saffron Walden. Service No. 34144 Essex Regiment 9th Battalion Died of wounds France & Flanders, Supplementary Notes : formerly 2611, Essex Yeomanry. He is buried at St. Hilaire Cemetery Extension, Frevent.
TURNER, Reginald Vincent, Private, died 30/04/1917 aged 20, enlisted Saffron Walden, Essex, Service No. G/43082, Duke of Cambridge’s Own (Middlesex Regiment), 4th Battalion. Killed in action, France & Flanders. Formerly 11947, Royal Flying Corps. Buried at Cemetery Etaples, France.
WARNER, Frederick, Acting Corporal died 28/04/1917 aged 26, enlisted Saffron Walden, Service no 14444, Essex Regiment, 13th Battalion. Killed in action, France & Flanders. He is commemorated on the Arras Memorial.
WHITE, Walter, Private, died 20/07/1916 aged 23. Enlisted Saffron Walden. Service No. 10764, Essex Regiment, 10th Battalion. Killed in action, France & Flanders. Remembered on Thiepval Memorial, Somme France. His two brother’s Ernest and Percy survived the war.
WILLETT, (Dick) Richard, Private, died 30/10/1914, aged 20. Enlisted Hertford. Service number 10019, 2nd Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment Killed in action, France & Flanders. Remembered at Menin Gate Memorial.
NAPIER Robert David died 23/05/1945 age 21 Sub-Lieutenant (A), Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, on board H.M.S. Ruler in the Pacific Ocean, Son of Henry Andrew Muter Napier and Catherine Frances Sydney Napier, of Henham, Essex. See World War II for more details. Commemorated on the memorial at Lee-on-the-Solent, Hampshire.

The Church Memorials

Inside the church of St. Mary's Henham, there are two rolls of honour and a marble memorial for those serving in World War I. There is also a plaque to commemorate all those that served during World War II. The marbble memoria was dedicated on Easter Sunday April 1920.

Church Memorial
CAMP Frank died 01/07/1916 also commemorated on the war memorial.
HEARD Claude died 23/10/1916 also commemorated on the war memorial.
BENTLEY William Arthur died 02/11/1917 also commemorated on the war memorial.
TURNER Reginald died 30/04/1917 also commemorated on the war memorial.
JOHNSON William died 09/04/1917 also commemorated on the war memorial.
WARNER Frederick died 28/04/1917 also commemorated on the war memorial.
FISHER Stanley, Private died 12/05/1917 aged 22. Enlisted Service no. L/16730 2nd Bn. Royal Fusiliers, formerly 19151, 9th Res. Cavalry. Buried at Duisans British Cemetery Etrun.
DENNISON Arthur died 05/09/1917 also commemorated on the war memorial.
WHITE Walter died 20/07/1916 also commemorated on the war memorial.
BENDALL Herbert Henry, Sergeant, died 28/04/1917 aged 23 born Newport, Essex resided at Ugley. Enlisted Service No. 12069 Essex Regiment. Remembered on Arras Memorial.
CAMP Albert died 27/02/1920 buried in Henham churchyard
TURNER Albert died 07/04/1918 also commemorated on the war memorial.
HAMMOND Arthur, Private, died 10/10/1917 aged 22. Enlisted 08/09/1914 Bishops Stortford. Service no. 8315 1st Battalion East Surrey Regiment. Remembered at Tyne Cot Memorial.
HAMMOND Walter, Lance Corporal, died 10/10/1918 aged 28. Enlisted Mill Hill on 05/06/1912 when he was 18 years and 7 months. Service No. L14106 Duke of Cambridge's Own 13th Battalion Middlesex Regiment. Buried at St. Aubert British Cemetery.
SMITH Clifford died 26/08/1918 also commemorated on the war memorial.
BRAND William died 04/09/1918 also commemorated on the war memorial.
DIXON Joe died 04/09/1918 also commemorated on the war memorial.
INGOLD Harry died 28/09/1918 also commemorated on the war memorial.
KING Frederick - This may be Frank KING alternatively it is Frederick Charles KING born Henham 1880. Still researching.
WILLETT Richard died also commemorated on the war memorial.
BENTLEY Frank Charles Private, died 25/03/1918 aged Service Record 17561 Bedfordshire Regiment 7th Battalion. Remembered at Pozieres Memorial
 

The Wooden Roll of Honours
1914 to 1918

,Wooden Roll of HonourWooden Roll of Honours part 1 Wooden roll of Honour part 2
The Roll of Honour board can be found in numerous villages around the country, it was to show which villagers enlisted, so there are some who are also commemorated on the War Memorials. The Essex newspaper would also print the roll of honour for the county.
BARLTROP F. possibly Felix Reuben
BENDALL Herbert Henry. commemorated on the marble memorial in the church
BENTLEY Charles.
BENTLEY Frank Charles commemorated on the marble memorial in the church
BENTLEY William A commemorated on the war memorial
BLACKWELL, G probably George Edward- born March 1894 in Henham son of Charles Blackwell and Martha Camp. No further details found
BOLDEN, J, No further details found
BRAND William. commemorated on the war memorial
BUSH, C probably Charles Bush son of John (died 1900) and Mary Agnes Bush born about 1894. Service No. 14471 Essex Regiment
BUSH, W probably William J. Bush son of John (died 1900) and Mary Agnes Bush born about 1887.
CAMP, Able William, Lance Corporal and Private served with Essex Yeomanry from 10th May 1902, enlisted at Stansted at the age of 27 years and 3 months. He resigned on April 8th 1908. Essex Yeomanry. Signed up again aged 33 years and 2 months, Service No. 551 Essex Yeomanry. He rose to the rank of acting Lance Corporal 26 Jun 1915.
CAMP Albert William buried at Henham churchyard
CAMP, Frank Percy - born 13 Dec 1891 son of Thomas and Mary Anne Camp died in the Battle of the Somme (see memorial above)
CAMP, Frederick Charles born 6 Nov 1889 at Burnt House, Henham son of Thomas and Mary Anne Camp nee White.
CAMP William Arthur, Private. died 13/05/1917, enlisted Saffron Walden service no. 17088 Essex Regiment, 10th Battalion born Debden
CHAMBERLAIN, E not identified
CHAPMAN, J not identified
CLARK C. not identified
CLARK W. not identified
COOPER David born in Eday, Orkneys in 1888, lived in the High Street with his wife Rose Suckling. The cottage is now named Cooper Cottage.
DENNISON A. possibly Alfred aged 18 years and 6 months when first applies for enlistment. Joins 19/01/1917, service no. 48114, Royal Fusiliers. Employed at Little Henham Hall as a farm labourer. Alternatively it is Arthur Dennison commemorated on the war memorial.
DIXON, F possibly Fred son of Edward and Harriett Dixon, The Row, Henham
DIXON, G possibly George son of Edward and Harriett Dixon, The Row, Henham
DIXON Joseph William commemorated on the war memorial
ENDERSBY F. not identified
FISHER F. not identified
FISHER, Stanley commemorated on the church memorial
FOSTER, P not identified
FOSTER, R

possibly Robert Foster son of William and Emily Foster
GOODWIN, David, Private. Age at enlistment 45 years 8 months (born 1872), enlisted at Chelmsford on 26 July 1918, Service No. 15666 Royal Army Service Corps. Demobbed 1920.
HAMMOND Arthur, on the church marble war memorial
HAMMOND Walter, on the church marble war memorial
HARTGROVE Albert George, brother of Walter William born in Dublin,
HARTGROVE Walter William, T/Warrant Officer, born in Aldershot, aged 14 years 6 months when he enlists at Scarborough on 7 Sept 1895. He is posted to the Royal Artillery service no. 11164. He is demobbed on 3 April 1920.
HEARD Claude commemorated on the war memorial
HENDERSON A.
HUTCHINSON not identified
JOHNSON Frederick Harwood, (brother of William)
KING Frank, commemorated on the war memorial (brother of Walter).
KING Walter brother of Frank, married Maud Marshall
MARSHALL Charles born in Thaxted 1895 son of Robert Harry and Jane Annie nee Fish
MARSHALL Ernest born in Henham 1897 known as Sandy son of Robert Harry and Jane Annie
nee Fish
MARSHALL William born 11 Dec 1892, West Wickham, Cambridgeshire, son of Robert Harry and Jane Annie nee Fish, lived in the village until his death in 1971 and married Alice Maud Camp
NEVILLE Arthur.
NEVILLE  C.

NEVILLE George William, Private, enlisted 11 Dec 1915 at Saffron Walden Private, aged 31 years, with the 14th Essex Regiment.
NEVILLE H.
NEVILLE M.
NEVILLE  Walter Charles. gunner army.  He married in 1921 and died in 1974; his sons Arthur and Spencer served in WWII
NEVILLE W.
SANDFORD H.
SANDFORD J. possibly Joseph
SANDFORD T.
SIMONS Reginald.
SMITH A.
SMITH Clifford son of William (Postman) Smith and Celia nee White died in action (see memorial above)
SMITH G possibly George lived in Church Cottages
SNOW Herbert James, Private, Enlisted 29 Dec 1914 at Warley,Essex aged 31 years 9 months. He had 6 children  He was demobbed in 1919.
SNOW L. probably Leonard Charles born 1898 son of Arthur Snow and Sarah nee Camp
SNOW S
SNOW W.
SQUIRES C

SUCKLING John
TIMMINS J.
TURNER Albert Thomas commemorated on the war memorial
TURNER A.
TURNER Ralph Victor of Wyndies in Royal Flying Corps photograph
TURNER W. possibly Walter
TURNER
WARNER Frederick on the war memorial or WARNER Leonard
WHITE A.
WHITE Ernest brother of Percy and Walter born 1886. Son of Alfred and Annie White formerly of Henham.
WHITE Percy, Service No. 10763, Essex Regiment born 1895  brother of Ernest and Walter

Other Servicemen Who Were Born In Henham Who Lost Their Lives During World War I

 
CAMP Edward Charles, Private, died 28/04/1918. Enlisted Saffron Walden service no. T/203263 Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment), 6th Battalion. Buried at Conde-Sur-L'escaut Communal Cemetery. 
CHILDS Albert, Private, died 10/09/1918 aged 18. Enlisted Saffron Walden service no. 84174 Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) 4th London. Buried Epehy Wood Farm Cemetery Epehy.
CLARK Henry Frederick George, Private, died 25/09/1915, aged 21. Enlisted service no. 4/6893 Bedfordshire Regiment 2nd Battalion. Remembered at Loos Memorial. His brother was Robert Clark
CLARK Robert, Private, died 22/10/1914 aged 32. Enlisted Bishops Stortford service no. 7485 Bedfordshire Regiment 1st Battalion. 22nd October 1914. He is remembered at Le Touret Memorial.
HARMAN Ernest E, Private, Northumberland Fusiliers. Reported as a prisoner of war.
MASTERS Frederick, Private, died 31/08/1918, aged 40. Enlisted Nottingham, service no.  37786 Leicestershire Regiment, 7th Battalion. Remembered at Vis-En-Artois Memorial.
RUSE George Benjamin, Private, died 18/09/1918 aged 32. Enlisted Warley Service No. 20370 East Surrey Regiment 8th Battalion. Buried at Peronne Communal Cemetery Extension.
SPELLER Augustus, Private, died 26/10/1914. Enlisted Hertford, service no. 9088 Bedfordshire Regiment 2nd Battalion. Remembered at Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial
WILSON Thomas George, Sergeant died 17/06/1917, aged 28. Enlisted Saffron Walden, service no. 56002, Royal Welsh Fusiliers, 10th Battalion. Formerly 13214, Essex Regiment. Remembered at Arras Memorial.
 
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