Westley Green

A further three Road Names have been added to the Westley Green, development behind St Lukes Hospice in honour of those hero’s from Laindon and Langdon Hills who lost their lives in the First and Second World Wars.

Hazel Road – In honour Rowland Herbert Hazel private of the 10th Battalion, Essex Regiment, serial number 35508. died at home of wounds on 24 January 1918, aged 29 and is buried in St Nicholas Church, Laindon church yard. Son of Georgina and John, husband of Jessie of ‘Hazeldene’, Gladstone Road. Remembered on the Laindon and Langdon Hills Churches Roll of Honours.

Swan Grove – In honour of Henry George Swan, private in the 2nd Battalion, Essex regiment, serial number 10028. Killed in action in Belgium on 22 November 1914, aged 23. Son of Walter and Ellen, ‘Thatched Cottage’, Oxford Road (now Lee Chapel Lane), Langdon Hills. Remembered on the Ploegsteert memorial, Belgium panel 7.

Pittman Drive – In honour of Eileen Florence Pittman, private in the Auxiliary Territorial Service, attached to the 172 (M) HAA Regiment Royal Artillery. Died on 28 February 1945, aged 23. Buried in St Nicholas Church, church Yard. Daughter of Louisa of Langdon Hills.

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