Not Forgotten

Shalford does not have a formal war memorial, but the following Memorial is on display within St Andrew’s Parish Church

War Graves Commission web site

1914 – 18                                   1939 – 45

Albert Adams                                   Water Callow

George Goodwin                              Maurice Cook **

Sidney Jeffrey                                   Edward Crumby

Thomas Rumsey                              Albert Dawson

Frank Smee                                       Rodney Gold

Sidney Whitehead                           Edward Mason

Arthur Watkinson                           Eric Raviloius ***




** Maurice Cook | Not listed on War Graves Commission web site, listed on

Son of John and Bessie Cook, born 5/8/1925 and Christened  in Cottered ,Herts. In 1939 he was listed by Braintree Rural District Council as living in sub district 201 of Braintree and at school aged 14. He joined the 1st Battalion Suffolk Regiment as Private Maurice Anthony Cook 14437081.  He was killed on 12th October 1944, aged 19 in the Western European Campaign and is buried at Overloon War Cemetery, Overloon-Boxmeer Municipality, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands [Thanks to Pam Wenley for finding this information]  

*** Eric Ravilious | Additional Notes – Ref:- Shalford News – December 2003

In Spring 1941 Ravilious, his wife Tirzah, also an accomplished artist, and their three children moved to Iron Bridge Farm Shalford where he was to spend the last of his brief life when in England. The property was rented from John Strachey, MP, who suggested in a letter that the annual rent should be £70 in cash and £70 worth of paintings! This last home accounts for his name being on the Shalford War Memorial. Ravilious legacy was an extraordinary collection of work, especially his wartime water colours that create a haunting, lyrical record of his experiences that are quite devoid of violence.

1914 – 1918 Full Story

Men of Shalford lost in 1914 – 18, kindly provided by John Harvey

1914 – 1945 Update

Lost Men of Shalford 1914 – 45 , provided by Graham Herriot 

An Act of Remembrance Services

2021 St Andrew’s Church Service:-  Details when known

Remembering the Fallen, Finchingfield Village Green

2021 Armistice Day – 11th November – Details when known