WWII Roll of Honour

Last year Basildon Heritage produced a Roll of Honour for those who were killed in the First World War. This was presented to the local churches and libraries to go on display for the public to access.

We have decided that the time is right to prepare a Roll of Honour for World War II while it is still in living memory.

Your help would be greatly appreciated in collecting the names and especially photos of those killed due to enemy action either as a civilian or in the armed forces. They must have been born, were resident or had next of kin living locally between 1939 and 1945.

Information and photos can be sent to info@basildonheritage.org.uk or in person at the Green Centre, Wat Tyler Park, Pitsea SS16 4UH.

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  • Hi Alan.  Yes, we are also collecting names of those from the Basildon Borough who have lost their lives in conflicts since the Second War and previous names of those from conflicts prior to the First World War. We have very few so far.

    We would also like to produce a Roll of Honour for everybody from the Borough that served in the various conflicts.

    By Ken Porter (05/07/2016)
  • My mums brother Patrick Oneil died near the end of the war when his ship hit a mine. His name is on a cenotaph near Tower Bridge Station.  My mum’s family lived a few bungalows down from the Winston Club near to the Salvation Army Hall. Not sure, but believe the road was called Northumberland Avenue.

    By Yvonne Edwards nee Bartley (01/10/2015)
  • My cousin John Davies died during WW2 and is buried in St Nicholas churchyard. He was the eldest son of Jack and Daisy Davies of “Lilacs”, Beatrice Road, Laindon. His death occurred in 1941. Ken Porter can give you additional information regarding his burial plot if you need it.

    By Alan Davies (26/07/2015)
  • In due course we will be compiling a Roll of Honour for everybody who died on active service outside of WWI and II but for the next couple of years we will be working on WWII. Any contributions would be welcome irrespective of date and there is no time limit to additions or corrections to any of the Rolls of Honour.

    By Paul Sargeant (21/07/2015)
  • Are there any thoughts or plans to so honour those killed in later conflicts: Palestine, Korea, Cyprus, Kenya, Malaya, Falklands, etc?

    By Alan Davies (20/07/2015)

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