Personal and family information:
James Monk was baptised 7th October 1894 at All Saints Church,
Doddinghurst. His parents were John, a labourer, and Caroline. The family
lived in Doddinghurst [ERO D/P 112/1/5].
sibling, Frederick Walter, was baptised at Blackmore on 28th March 1897 which suggests a move during the intervening
period [ERO D/P 266/1/11].
Monk is recorded in the Sunday School ‘Scholars’ Admission Book’, age “29/8/1894” [ERO D/P 266/28].
Census: James Monk, age 6, born Doddinghurst; son of John, ag lab, and
Caroline, Fingrith Hall Rd.
James Monk (aged 24) married Priscilla Jennings, of Ongar, at Blackmore on 29th August 1918. He described his profession as “Corporal in Essex
Regt.” [ERO D/P 266/1/12].
Electoral Register. Listed as “Monk.
Frank James. Fingrith Hall Road” but recorded as ‘absent’ [ERO
The Parish Register records the baptism of Violet Constance,
daughter of Frank James and Priscilla Monk on 25th
April 1920. Frank’s profession given was ‘Labourer’. [ERO
James Monk (first name entered incorrectly) died in Charing Cross Hospital and was buried 9th
March 1921. He was 26 years old. [Burial Register in Church Safe]
Place of Burial or Commemoration:
Laurence, Churchyard, Blackmore.
Pointed top headstone and footstone and kerb now badly
weathered, but recorded in 1997 as: “To / the memory / of / Corporal Frank
James Monk / (line unreadable) / who died from wounds received in the Great
War (January) 1921 / aged (-ye)ars /”.
Footstone: “FJM / 1921 /” [ERO T/Z 151/109]. The month ‘January’ is transcribed