Thursday, 2 October 2008

Blackmore: Remembering ... James Roast

Private James Roast of Hook End served in the 13th Essex Regiment. He was killed in action at Oppy, France on 28th April 1917, aged 26, and was buried at Arras Memorial.

His name can be found on the War Memorials at both Blackmore and Doddinghurst, and also on the commemorative window inside Blackmore Church.

The ‘Commonwealth War Graves Commission’ includes the following citation:

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