Westley Gardens Development – Dry Street, Langdon Hills – Part 2
Following my article date 21st June 2018, the Redrow development at the east end of Dry Street have named two more roads honouring veterans who lost their lives in the various conflicts over the last century.
- Frederick William Parker – killed on ‘D Day’ – 6th June 1944 (age 31) possibly on Juno Beach – he was a driver with the Royal Army Service Corps and attached to 398 (Airborne) Company. He is remembered on Bayeux Memorial, France. He was the son of Frederick and Minnie Parker and husband of Lilian Parker of Pound Lane, Laindon.
- Leslie George Llewellyn was a private with the 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. A Territorial Army Unit that had been sent to strengthen the defence of Singapore after Japan entered the war in December 1941. The British forces surrendered on the 15th February 1942 and the POWs, which included Leslie were forced to participate in the construction of the Burma Railway. He died on the 15th September 1943, cause of death – Colitis, Tropical Ulcer – He is honoured on the Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery Memorial, Myanmar. He was the son of Ernest Robert and Esther Llewellyn – Kashmir, Suffolk Road, Laindon.
There are many more Roads to be named.