The Chadwell War Memorial

Chadwell people in two World Wars

The War Memorial in Chadwell Churchyard
John Matthews
First World War CWG headstone erected in March 2012
John Matthews

The Chadwell war memorial was erected in the 1920s on the north side of the church. Originally there were eight names from the 1st World War. In 2005, the memorial was moved a small distance and access for wheelchairs was improved. At the same time, five names were added from the 2nd World War. These were restricted to names for which permission could be obtained from their families.

1st World War names

  • RC Ellis
  • E Gower
  • A Hornsby
  • L Littlechild
  • W Merchant
  • C Turner
  • RR Wells
  • J Young

2nd World War names

  • F Fittock
  • J Gent
  • E Mills
  • H Lawson
  • A Williamson

Although he is not listed on the memorial, a Commonwealth War Graves headstone was erected in March 2011, close to the war memorial in memory of Stanley Ansell who died in 1919.

In the graveyard to the south of the church there are 4 other CWG headstones – to Frederick James Baker, to Henry Woodury Bugler, to James Paterson and to James Wall, none of whom are on the war memorial. There is also a family memorial to William Alma Cooper on the west side of the church.

There are additional CWG headstones in the municipal cemetery on Brentwood Road.

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  • Bugler’s wargrave does not have a Commission Headstone-it is a Private Memorial.
    Other family commemorations to war dead in the churchyard are:
    Busby
    Coley
    Gubb
    Mustoe G
    Mustoe J

    Soon there will be another Commission Headstone commemorating William Ansell.

    By Geoff Gillon (20/11/2018)
  • Thurrocks Great War Memorials records that the Chadwell memorial was unveiled on 23rd May, 1920, by Champion B Russell and G H Silverwood.

    By John Matthews (09/09/2014)
  • All five wargraves can be seen, with some biographical detail on findagrave – Buglar should read Bugler and his is a Wargrave with Private Memorial – not maintained by CWGC. Chadwell churchyard on findagrave Full details of the war memorial can be found here Chadwell war memorial on findagrave 

    Some information about Stanley Ansell can be found on my findagrave memorial page. I discovered from the church’s burial register that he was interred in the churchyard but the records were not specific as to the precise plot. Stanley Ansell on findagrave

    By Geoff Gillon (13/04/2012)

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