Blackmore Area Local History

First World War Commemoration:
Frederick Garnham

Died in the First World War.
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Frederick Garnham

War Memorial: Place and inscription
War Memorial: Highwood
War Memorial Tablet inside
Roxwell Church


Essex Regiment. 2nd Battalion.  Service No. 8086

Service Details:
Private Frederick Garnham
Essex Regiment. 2nd Battalion
Service No: 8086
Born: Chadwell Heath, Essex
Enlisted: Warley
Resident: Blackmore
[source: SDGW courtesy WFA]

Personal and family information:

Frederick Garnham, was born 25, September, 1887 in Chadwell Heath, Dagenham, Romford, baptised 22, July, 1894 in the Parish Church of Stondon Massey. His father was foreman at the Soaphouse Farm.

In 1914, the Electoral Roll for Mid Essex / Chelmsford Division records Frederick Garnham as a voter at 'Lightfoots' (the qualifying property), 'Radley Green via Blackmore' [ERO C/E 1/1/26]

Following the War Revd Edward Reeve, Rector of Stondon Massey, wrote of the deliberations of names to be included on the War Memorial at Stondon Massey:  “The six names are all that we could fairly include, though Ernest Maynard, a Blackmore lad who worked in the Rectory garden here up to the time of enlisting, was well known, and almost eligible; and Fred Garnham, who fell in the Mons retreat, had been brought up in the village, but had married and joined from Radley Green, Writtle.  R J Ellis was living at Norton [Mandeville] when he died, but was included as being a true Stondon lad, and with his old parents still in the parish” [ERO T/P 188/3 f860-863]

Extensive coverage of Frederick Garnham and his family may be found on a separate webpage.

Date of Death:
8th September 1914


Where died:
Killed in action: France and Flanders

Place of Burial or Commemoration:
Grave / Memorial Reference: IV. B. 2 
Montreuill-Aux-Lions British Cemetery

List of Sources:

Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Essex Record Office, Maureen Garnham-Lopez a descendant of Fred Garnham, Soldiers who Died in the Great War, Western Front Association.

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Last Updated: 10 October 2010