Roll of Honour

They Also Served

Names P - Z of Felsted Residents who also served in World War 2

 
Charles Cubitt Page Appears on the Service Voters List for 1945. Normally resident at Leighs Priory Cottage
 
Francis Sommerville Palmer Appears on the Service Voters List for 1945. Normally resident at The Waterings
 
Stanley George Partner Appears on the Service Voters List for 1945. Normally resident at Willow Cottage, Gransmore Green
 
Richard Horace Payne Appears on the Service Voters List for 1945 & 1946. Normally resident at 1 Watch House Villas
 
Irene Marion Peet Appears on the Service Voters List for 1945.
 
William Richard Prady Born in the West Ham registration district in 1908, he married Rose D. Ross in 1933 also in the West Ham registration district.

Appears on the Service Voters List for 1945. Normally resident at Stannox, 2 Station Road
 

Kenneth Harold Reed Appears on the Service Voters List for 1945. Normally resident at Pond Park
 
Leslie Albert Reed Appears on the Service Voters List for 1945. Normally resident at Old School Room
 
Frederick Charles Reeve Appears on the Service Voters List for 1945. Normally resident at 1 Bannister Green Villas

Frederick Charles Reeve was born in 1915. To George and Lillie S. Reeve (ne Holgate) who had married at the end of 1910.

Frederick Charles Reeve is possibly the nephew of Frederick and Charles Reeve who were both killed in World War One.
 

John Athelstan Richards Appears on the Service Voters List for 1945. Normally resident at Yeoveney
 
Edward Cooper Robbins Appears on the Service Voters List for 1945 & 1946. Normally resident at Holmstead, Chelmsford Road
 
Trevor Sydney Rogers Appears on the Service Voters List for 1945 & 1946. Normally resident at Langton, Chelmsford Road
 
Eric Rose Appears on the Service Voters List for 1945. Normally resident at Willows Green
 
Albert Edward Rule Appears on the Service Voters List for 1945 & 1946. Normally resident at Weavers Cottage, Braintree Road
 
Bernard Edward Sewell Appears on the Service Voters List for 1945 & 1946. Normally resident at 7 Bury Villas, Station Road
 
Murray Mundell Simpson Born on 7th September 1910. He appears on the 1911 census for Skirlaugh district, in the East Riding of Yorkshire.

He married Thora May Cloughton in the Dunmow registration district in 1939.

He appears on the Service Voters List for 1945. Normally resident at Kerrys

He and Thora are buried in the churchyard of the Parish Church of St. Mary in Winterbourne Strickland, Dorset. The gravestone inscription reads:
Murray Mundell Simpsn
Born 7th Sept 1910 - Died 2nd June 1985
 

William Rufus Slater Appears on the Service Voters List for 1945. Normally resident at 2 Watch House Villas
 
Reginald Smith Appears on the Service Voters List for 1945. Normally resident at Blackley Lane, London Road
 
Walter Samuel Smith Appears on the Service Voters List for 1945 & 1946. Normally resident at 12 Oxney Villas
 
George Staines Appears on the Service Voters List for 1945. Normally resident at Drapers Farm
 
James Stone Appears on the Service Voters List for 1945 & 1946. Normally resident at 3 Station Road

Brother of John William Stone
 
William Stoddard Appears on the Service Voters List for 1945. Normally resident at 6 Crix Green Villas
 
Robert Stubbings Appears on the Service Voters List for 1945. Normally resident at Braintree Road
 
Henry Taggart Appears on the Service Voters List for 1945. Normally resident at Causeway End
 
Edward Vernon Palfrey Taylor Appears on the Service Voters List for 1945. Normally resident at Hartford End
 
John Taylor Appears on the Service Voters List for 1946. Normally resident at 6 Watch House Villas
 
Frederick Devereux Townson Frederick Devereux Townson was born in the Chelsea registration district of London in 1918. He was the son of Joseph Charles Towson and Emma Townson (ne) Devereux who had married in 1903.

Frederick married Margaret N. West in the Dunmow registration district in March 1942.

Appears on the Service Voters List for 1945. Normally resident at Camoxon, Molehill Green
 

Frederick Leonard Babington Train Appears on the Service Voters List for 1945 & 1946. Normally resident at Bramblings

Entires in the London Gazette reveal the Frederick Train served in the Territorial Army as a Major with the Royal Artillery:
29th August 1939 - Commands and Staff Appointments are made: Royal Artillery.
Major F.L. Train to be Major & Admin. Officer. effective 8th May 1939
14 March 1946 - The King has been graciously pleased to confer "The Efficiency Decoration" upon the following officers of the Territorial Army.
Royal Artillery. Major F.L.B. Train (40326)

In 1958 the London Gazette reported that Major Train had been transferred to the Reserve list:
Essex.
Maj. Frederick Leonard Babington Train (40326) (T.A. Res. of Offrs., R.A.) to be Lieutenant., 14th July 1951.
 

Herbert Trevor Trusler Herbert Trusler was born in the West Ham registration district in 1917. His parents Edward Trusler and Maude H.E. Shirley married in the Marylebone registration district in 1911.

Herbert married Marjorie L. Hare in the Hendon registration district in the first quarter of 1940.

Appears on the Service Voters List for 1945. Normally resident at Alyth, Hollow Road
 

Hubert Joseph Tyrell

Hubert Tyrell
 

Born in 1916. The youngest son of William and Alice Tyrell. The youngest brother of James and Percy Tyrell who were both killed during World War 1.

Hubert was known to family as Bert and married Eileen Brett in 1942 in Croydon.

He served as a Gunner in the Royal Artillery and met Eileen whilst she was serving with the ATS as a radio operator.

He appears on the Service Voters List for 1945 as normally resident at Ladysmith Cottages, Causeway End, Felsted.

After the war Hubert and Eileen moved to the Isle of Wight, Eileen's home, where they had five sons and one daughter.

He became a shepherd and for years would spend days and nights in the fields with the traditional shepherd's hut; when eventually he had to change his job he worked in building before going into engineering. He worked hard to support his family and was always happy to give anyone a hand.

Hubert died on 1st September 1983.

Stanley Ronald Wager Appears on the Service Voters List for 1945 & 1946. Normally resident at 4 Leighs Priory Cottages, Hartford End
 
Frederick Cyril Watkinson Appears on the Service Voters List for 1945. Normally resident at Milch Hill Cottage, Willows Green
 
Richard Hugh Weaver Appears on the Service Voters List for 1945. Normally resident at The Rookery, Stebbing Road
 
Jack Eric Webb Appears on the Service Voters List for 1945 & 1946. Normally resident at 2 Watch House Villas

Brother of  Hubert K. Webb

Jack lived at Saint Mary's Place, Little Dunmow until his death on 15th January 2009 aged 86.
 

William George West Appears on the Service Voters List for 1945. Normally resident at The Hollies, Braintree Road
 
Reuben Charles Jack Wheeler Reuben Charles Jack Wheeler was born in the Midhurst Registration District on 5th August 1914.
He married Annie H. Willis in the Dunmow Registration District in the 3rd quarter of 1943.

Appears on the Service Voters List for 1945. Normally resident at 4 Ladysmith Cottages

He died on 21st November 1993 and is buried at Holy Cross Church, Felsted.
 

Robert Charles Willis Robert Charles Willis was born in 1922. The fourth child of Thomas and Bertha Willis. Thomas Willis and Bertha S. Clark married in 1915, and had seven children.

Robert appears on the Service Voters List for 1945 & 1946. Normally resident at 4 Ladysmith Cottages

Robert married Edna Nellie Hawkes in the first part of 1951.

Robert died on 7th July 1972 aged 50.
 

Philip Wilson-Smith Philip Wilson-Smith, also known as Philip Smith was educated at Felsted School. He was the brother of Roy S. Wilson-Smith (below) and Douglas Wilson-Smith.

During the war he served as a Lieutenant with the Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve.

Felsted School archive includes the following CV: Prefect. Athletics, boxing, gym, running (capt), swimming (capt). Leaving Exhib. Emmanuel College Cambridge, BA. Formerly Dir Kayser Bondor; Mng Dir JS Blair. War II: Lt RNVR

Roy Seaton Wilson-Smith Roy Wilson-Smith was educated at Felsted School.

He served as a Lieutenant, with the Royal Engineers.
Brother of  Douglas Wilson-Smith

The London Gazette of 11 July 1939 included the following:
Royal Engineers.
The undermentioned to be 2nd Lts. 12 July 1939:-
Spr. Roy Seaton Wilson SMITH (late cadet Corpl., Felsted Sch. Contgt. Jun. Div., O.T.C.).
 

Lawrence Christopher Woodley

Appears on the Service Voters List for 1945. Normally resident at The Garage

Lawrie Woodley was born in Felsted in 1920. The son of Leonard Woodley.

Lawrie volunteered for the Royal Air Force in 1939 and trained as an aircraft fitter, serving on Wellington and Lancaster Squadrons amongst others.

Lawrie is well known locally in Felsted having taken over the local Garage business from his father. Woodley's Garage is remembered in the name of a house now on the site.

Frank Frederick Thomas Yuill Appears on the Service Voters List for 1945. Normally resident at Chelmsford Road