Chelmsford Civic Centre War Memorial:
The South Primrose Hill Boys
Chelmsford Great War Memorial contains names of twenty-two men who themselves or whose immediate families lived in South Primrose Hill, Chelmsford during the war.
This represents a disproportionately high number of fatalities bearing in mind the street, a typical Victorian road half a mile west of Chelmsford Station, only contained 83 households during the war.
One terrace of ten properties has four commemorated men - another of 24 has thirteen commemorated. They include one set of three brothers (Staines) and three sets of two brothers (Brown/Cox-Brown, Harris and Woodyard). Five died after the war - three of whom are not officially recognised by Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
Several other men whose families had left South Primrose Hill before the war are also commemorated by the memorial.
The South Primrose Hill Boys were:
Herbert William Cox-Brown; died 03/10/1914; from number 75
Alfred Harris, died 18/12/1915; from number 73
William Francis Dean; died 31/05/1916; from number 45
Alick George Horsnell; died 01/07/1916; from number 6
William Thomas Hoggart; died 03/07/1916; from number 27
Austin Ewart Staines; died 15/07/1916; from number 81
Percy Cardozo Martin; died 17/08/1916; from number 53
William James Whybrow; died 09/10/1916; from number 101
Leonard Raven Berry; died 12/10/1916; from number 39
Charles Edward Brown; died 24/03/1917; from number 75
Ernest Walter Staines; died 26/03/1917; from number 81
Bertie Holgate; died 04/08/1917; from number 41
Henry James Coppen; died 21/03/1918; from number 69
Arthur Monk; died 23/04/1918; from number 107
Thomas Harris; died 12/10/1918; from number 73
Benjamin Albert Woodyard; died 23/10/1918; from number 68
Albert Cyril Harris; died 08/11/1918; from number 67
Joseph Adams Woodyard; died 25/01/1919; from number 74
Harry Walter Berry; died 10/02/1919; from number 103
Arthur Edward Whybrow; died 25/11/1919; from number 47
Henry James Staines; died 24/02/1920; from number 81
Douglas Havelock Newman; died 07/05/1922; from number 99