The plans for the commemoration of the new War
Memorial are now well advanced.
The Memorial has been manufactured and the on site construction work will be
carried out by Bloomfield Construction Limited during the next two months,
ready for the unveiling ceremony and service of commemoration on Sunday 18th
June at 4.30 p.m. The steps have been put in place and the obelisk will be
installed week commencing 29th May.
There will be a parade along the High Street by a detachment of the Royal
Anglian Regiment, the Girl Guides, Brownies, Scouts and representatives of the
British Legion and The Western Front Association. We have now found the oldest
Ingatestone Veteran of the War, Mr Jack Nichols, who will lay a wreath at the
The service will be conducted by Rev. Patrick Sherring, assisted by local
church leaders. Music will be by The Essex Yeomanry Band, conducted by Band
Leader, Murray Smith.
The unveiling will be undertaken by Lord Petre, the Lord Lieutenant of
Essex, and the names of those who died in the service of their country will be
read by representatives of the four parish churches, with the Last Post played
by a bugler of the Royal Anglian Regiment. The salute will be taken by The Lord
The Brentwood Video Club will be recording the event, and similarly the
Ingatestone Camera Club, and a programme will be published when the
arrangements have been finalised.
All are welcome to attend the ceremony and, although car parking within the
immediate vicinity will probably prove to be inadequate, there is a large car
park at the railway station, which is only a short distance away
A book containing further details of those whose
names will be on the Memorial has been
compiled by Gill Beach of the Ingatestone and Fryerning Historical and
Archaeological Society and if anyone has photographs or other details which may
be of interest she would like to hear from them.
We would like to thank those who have donated so generously towards the
cost of the project and would remind others who may wish to contribute that
they should contact any member of the Ingatestone Rotary Club.