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If there is anyone else, who rightly belongs on our Roll Of Honour, please let us know. We can be contacted 

Saint Andrew's PCC, c/o Abberton Post Office, Abberton Colchester, Essex UK. We regret we no longer have an E-mail link.


Traditionally on Remembrance Sunday in November the list of the Fallen is read in Saint Andrew’s. This list covers the young men of our own villages and those who died here during the Second World War along with 7 Germans, who died here.


In preparing this roll of Honour, we have had considerable help from a number of people and organizations, who have provided information, pictures or guidance . These include the following:-

The families of Roland Behn, Robert Coppin, Ernest Fryer, Clifford Greenleaf, Stanley Neville, David Bawtree, Peter Rogers, Claude Sawkins, Benjamin Wendon,  (Arthur) Edward Felgate, Clifford Wyncoll, Arthur Radford, Alpha Wilkin,  and Clarence Whitfield;

The senior members of the community,

The Common Wealth War Graves Commission,

The Royal British Legion , West Mersea Branch,

The Editor of "The Eagle", Journal of the Essex Regiment Association.

Portsmouth City Ranger Service,

The Regimental Museum of The Black Watch

The Regimental Museum of the Green Howards at Richmond

The Museum of The Brigade of Guards at Wellington Barracks

The Dean & Chapter of York Minster,

The Essex County Standard,

Air Historical Branch (RAF) MOD,

Naval Pay & Pensions, Gosport,

Maritime Photo Library, 8 Jetty Street, Cromer NR27 9HF

The Essex Regiment Museum, Chelmsford

Durham County Record Office

The Royal Engineers’ Library & Museum, Chatham

The Northamptonshire Regimental Museum

Regimental HQ Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment

Navy News

The Royal Fusiliers Museum & Archives, H. M. Tower of London

76 Squadron Association of the RAF.

The Royal Grammar School, Colchester 

West Mersea School.

Naval Historical Branch , M OD,

Royal Engineers Association , local branch

Essex Record Office, Colchester & Chelmsford Branches,

Essex Libraries, Colchester Branch,

Wallace Arnold Tours Ltd.

The Royal Artillery Museum

The British Library, Picture Library.

The Museum of the Queen's Dragoon Guards, Cardiff Castle

The Queen's Dragoon Guards Catterick

The Association of H.M.S, Charybdis and H.M.S. Limbourne

Worcestershire Medal Service Ltd.

Imperial War Museum

Trustees of the Scottish National War Memorial, Edinburgh Castle.

Suffolk County Council Record Office, Bury St. Edmunds

& many other Organizations and members of the public.

We are also very grateful to the many other websites throughout the World, who have graciously allowed us to borrow material.

Thank you all.



Religious broadcast on Remembrance Sunday, 12th November 2000. A reading was made of the World War 1 section of "The Story" page of this site.

On Remembrance Sunday 10th November 2002 a further broadcast was made comprising a twelve minute interview on the Roll of Honour, featuring in particular the Radford Family and the Airmen.

The Essex County Standard featured the wreath laying ceremony on Remembrance Sunday 2000 in its edition for 17th November 2000.

The November 8th 2002 edition had a centre page article devoted to the Roll of Honour. It featured Percy Mortlock, Claude Sawkins, Rowland Radford and Oswald Theobald from World War 1. Roland Behn, Robert Coppin, Clarence Whitfield and Stanley Neville were those selected from the Second World War.

The Essex Magazine for March 2001

The April 2001 edition of the "Gallipolian" had a four page article, featuring Arthur Radford and Ernest Fryer.

The Western Front Association's April 2001 edition of their magazine "Stand To" gave a complimentary report. In particular the stories of Edward Felgate & Claude Sawkins were featured.

The December 2001 edition of "Family History Monthly" mentions the website. 

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These pages are dedicated to the memory of the Fallen from the two World Wars, who lived in Abberton & Langenhoe.. Prepared by Saint Andrew's Parochial Church Council. November 11th 2000

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