Coggeshall Roll of Honour
For Coggeshall men who lost their lives in two World Wars
These books of Rememberance have been complied by Malcolm and Shirley Ratcliffe. They are a small tribute to the men whose names are inscribed on the war memorial in Coggeshall so they will be remembered and to give just a brief insight into their lives.
Coggeshall’s war memorial was erected in 1920 and paid for by public subscription. The granite obelisk is topped by a bronze winged figure holding a trumpet and a garland. The field in which the memorial stands was bought at the same time and designated as an ‘open space in perpetuity’ as part of Coggeshall’s war memorial. Both are in the care of Coggeshall Parish Council.
Research has led to the discovery of several men not on the war memorial but whose names are inscribed on family memorials in the burial grounds. Further research revealed that the omission of the names was mainly because they had moved away from Coggeshall, even though some of their family had remained here.
To make research easier these men are listed in a separate section at the end of the war in which they died.