Newsletter 2012

Raid on Marconi’s 1941

From Andy Begent, 3 July 2011

I have developed a website commemorating people from Chelmsford who lost their lives in the two World Wars. It can be found at:

I have recently added pages for the victims of the bombing of Marconi’s in May 1941:

Harold Walter Bevers, George Cousins,
Cecil Vall Roberts Cutts, David Easton Davidson,
Charles Thomas Franklin, Alfred Howard Griggs,
Harold Joseph Harvey, Hector Francis Head,
Victor Arthur Joslin, Cyril Edward Maggs,
Herbert Joseph Pearce, Benjamin George Reed,
William Henry Scotchman, John Kenneth Smith,
George Frederick Vowles, Sidney Victor White,
Harry John (Pearce) Woods

I am keen to add photographs of the victims and wondered whether through the Veterans Association an appeal could be made to relatives or colleagues of the victims of the bombing seeking photos. I know it’s a bit of a long shot, but even if only one or two photos can be found that would be progress. If you have any other suggestions as to how I might track down some photos that would be great.

Marconi Day, Sandford Mill Museum, Saturday 21st April 10am to 5pm.
Free entry - donations welcome