Roll of Honour

George Lanham

George Lanham was born in Felstead in 1893. He was the son of James and Alice Lanham, of Cock Green, Felsted.

In 1901 the family are recorded living at Cock Green:
James Lanham - 35 - Miller's Carman
Alice Lanham - 30
Lucy 11
James 9
George 7
Rose 4
Daisy 1

By 1911 the family had grown, but were still living at Cock Green, Felstead.
James Lanham - age 45 - Carman - Born Felstead.
Alice Lanham - age 40 - born Felstead.
James Lanham junior - age 19 - Labourer - born Felstead.
George Lanham - age 17 - Stockman - born Felstead.
Daisy Lanham - age 11 - at school - born Felstead.
Horace Lanham - age 8 - born Felstead.
Jessie Lanham - age 6 - born Felstead.
Charley Lanham - age 4 - born Felstead.
Violet Lanham - age 2 - born Felstead.

George Lanham served as a Private soldier with the 2nd Battalion, the Royal Welsh Fusiliers.

He died age 25 on 27th October 1918.  He is remembered at the Montay-Neuvilly Road Cemetery.

The Essex Weekly News of 29th November 1918 carried the following item in its Roll of Honour:

Pte. George Lanham, Royal Welsh Fusiliers, second son of Mr. And Mrs. James Lanham, Felsted, was killed instantly by a shell while in action on Oct 27. Deceased, who was 25 years of age, joined the R.W.F. in 1915. He had twice been wounded, and only returned to France on Oct. 7 from a leave, making the third time of going out. His parents received letters of sympathy from the officers and men of his company, who express sorrow at losing so good a comrade. Another son, Cpl. J. Lanham, who served since 1914, has been badly wounded in the hand, and is still in a Manchester hospital. He has gained the Military Medal for bravery in the field.