Blackmore Area Local History

First World War Commemoration:
Edwin James Alexander

Died in the First World War.
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Edwin Alexander

War Memorial: Place and inscription
Blackmore War Memorial: A/B E. Alexander RN
Church Window:  Edwin Alexander

Ongar & District
War Memorial Hospital
Roll of Honour (Blackmore) [ERO A10815]

Able Seaman

H.M. Submarine "E36."  Service No:J/12975 [CWGC]

Service Details:

Personal and family information:
Foster son of Emma Bass, of Vine Cottage, Blackmore, Ingatestone, Essex. [CWGC]

Little is known about Edwin Alexander. The most local Birth is Sep 1895. Alexander Edwin James. Hackney. 1b 540. [statutory register]

1901 Census: Emma Bass (aged 44, born Radwinter), foster mother to Edwin Alexander, is recorded as living in ‘Cottage’ somewhere near to the Post Office in Blackmore village.  She was married to Jabez Bass (aged 54, born Little Dunmow) and at that time had two foster children: Horton Wright (age 7, born Blackmore) and Dora Lynn (age 1, born

Emma Bass,
Chelmsford Road, was baptised as an adult at The Baptist Church, Blackmore, on 31st May 1896 and received into membership the following week [ERO T/B 324/1].

Emma Bass listed as voter (for the first time) in the Electoral Register for Blackmore in 1918.  Emma recorded as living in ‘The Village’. The other Bass named is Jabez (husband). [ERO C/E

It is not clear whether the fostering arrangement implied any relationship.

Date of Death: 
19th January 1917


Where died:
HMS E36 was sunk in a collision with HMS E43 off Harwich in the
North Sea. There were no survivors.

Place of Burial or Commemoration:
Chatham Naval Memorial. Grave No: 21 [CWGC]

List of Sources: 
Commonwealth War
Graves Commission (CWGC), Essex Record Office,

War Memorial

Church Window

Great War Gallery

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Last Updated: 24 July 2010