Blackmore Area Local History

Blackmore: Second World War

This page remembers those who served in the Second World War (1939 - 1945).  Their names are not recorded on the village War Memorial, which is dedicated only to those who died and who served in the Great War. The only commemoration to those who served is a handwritten list, in two frames, attached to a pillar near the entrance door to the Priory Church of St Laurence. 
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Each sheet is titled “ON ACTIVE SERVICE”, and at the foot, “FOR KING AND COUNTRY”. The writing has faded over the intervening years so the names of these local people are recorded here for posterity.

The first sheet contains sixty names. These are:

Name

Service

Other Detail not recorded on list

ALLEN Arthur William

RAF

 

ATKINSON Charles T

RAF

Charles Thomas Atkinson, buried Blackmore, age 61, 11th December 1982. Resided Billericay. *

BARRETT Ashley Bryan

10th Balochis

 

BEESON Peggy

WAAF

 

BLACKWELL Mary

ATS

 

BLACKWELL Robert

RA

 

BLACKWELL William

Pioneers

 

BURROWS Laurence

 

 

CHEEK Kenneth N

RE

 

CONN Arthur

Grenadier Guards

Arthur James Conn, born 4th September 1924. ^

CONN Charles

Grenadier Guards

Charles William Conn, born 23rd November 1902. ^ 

CONN Peter Robert

Grenadier Guards

 Peter Robert Conn, born 17th November 1917. ^

CORBEY Stanley

 

 

FLATT John Patterson

CMP

 

FLATT David Paterson

CRE

 

FLEGG W J

Maritime RA

 

GLESTER George

 

 

GLESTER William

RN

 

HARVEY Basil

 

 

HARVEY Reginald

 

 

HAWKINS George

KORB

 

HANCHETT Charles

Grenadier Guards

 

JOPSON E M

ATS

 

KNIGHT A J

RN

 

KNIGHT Leonard

RASC

 

LANE Albert

 

Albert William Lane, buried Blackmore, age 57, 29th June 1972. Resided Blackmore. *

LANE Edward

 

 

LANE Frank P

 

 

LIVINGS Harold John

RAF

 

MARDEN Jack Edward

Sherwoods

 

MARTIN Charles Adolphis

RAF

 

MARTIN Vernon Victor

RA

 

McANGUS William

Airborne

 

OVEL Edward

RAF

 

OVEL Jack

RAF

 

OVEL Reginald

RAF

 

PAGRAM Gerald

RAF

 

PAGRAM Percy

RASC

Percival William Pagram, buried Blackmore, age 77, 25th April 1974. Resided Blackmore. *

PASSFIELD Wm Henry

Essex

 

PENSON Charles F

RAF

 

PUDDEPHATT Frank

REME

Frank Eric Puddephatt, buried Blackmore, age 82, 16th September 1986, Resided Blackmore. *

POLLEY John James

RAF

Should read Joseph James Polley - information received from his son Colin.

REYNARD William

RAF

 

SANDERS Vera M

WAAF

 

STOCK Thomas

ROYLI

 

WARD Richard William

2nd Essex

 

WARDER Fred

RSF

 

WATTS A J

RTC

 

WEBB Charles

RSF

 

WELLER Thomas Hugh

RN

 

WHITTAKER William

MN

 

WHITTAKER John

MN

 

WOOD Arthur John

RM

 

WOOD David Arthur

RAF

 

WOOD John William

RAF

 

WOOD Joan Violet

WAAF

 

WOOD R F

RA

 

WOOD Theodore William James

RA

 

WOOLLARD J K

WAAF

Joy Kathleen Woollard died on 8th November 1943. She was Aircraftwoman 1st Class serving in the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force. She was buried in the churchyard at Blackmore.

WRIGHT Donald William

REME

 

The second list contains a further 28 names:

Name

Service

Other Detail not recorded on list

BIRD Ronald David

REME

 

PENSON Victor H

 

 

PEPPERELL K

WAAF

 Probably Cathy. ^

MATTOCKS Cpl.

WAAF

 

HINES P O

RN

 

HINES

RAF

 

WINGAR Gordon

RAF

 

NICHOLSON Bruce

REME

Bruce Nicholson, buried Blackmore, age 70, 12th November 1983. Resided Jericho Place, Blackmore. *

REYNARD Arthur

RAF

Arthur Reynard, buried Blackmore, age 67, 13th April 1972. Resided Blackmore. * 

FIELD Barbara May

ATS

 

RAISON William

RAMC

 

HODGE

RAF

 

MEADOWS J R

RAF

James Richard Meadows, buried Blackmore, age 61, 1st March 1967. Resided Blackmore. *

MEADOWS R J

RAF

 

MEADOWS Vera N

WAAF

 

RANKIN Eric J

RA

 

RANNS Thomas Cecil

RA

 

PAGRAM Eric Julian

RAF

 

CHEEK K

RE

 

ATKINSON T

LAC

 

MASON Albert (Robert)

CDRN

 

MATTOCKS T E

 

 

MOULES Sgt. A H

5th Ridg.

 

PETERS A R G

RAF

 

HAYES E D

WAAF

 

BRAZENDALE James D

RAF

 

COLLER W T

RCS

 


* Burial Register held in Church Safe, with grateful acknowledgement to the Vicar and churchwardens.
^ Coller, Mary. 'Blackmore. My 1920s Wonderland'
Last Updated: 7 January 2012