The Rayleigh Survivors




If you go to the Rochford District Community Archive here, you will find the full-size version of photo of 113 Rayleigh men who survived World War 1, together with their names and details about some of them:


One person written about is Ernest Long – who enlisted at the age of 47! :

Ernest Edward Long born 1871 in Bow. Married 1890 to Jeanette Cohen & 2nd time to Charlotte Bartlett in 1918. 1911 living Viola Villa, Lancaster Rd as Accountants clerk. 3 children attended Rayleigh (Love Lane) School.

He enlisted age 47 in 1918 to Essex Regt. & served in France. He has 2 more children by then. Two of sons Ernest William born 1893 & Harold Bernard born 1896 also served but not in photo.

In 1933 & 1938 living ?Millfield? 84 Eastwood Rd.

Died 1946 age 74.

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