Thursday, 15 November 2018

Blackmore. Remembrance 100. Twenty-one days. Twenty-one names. (15) James Roast

James Roast
War Memorial: Place and inscription
Blackmore War Memorial: Pte. J. Roast Essex;
Church Window: James Roast
War Memorial Tablet inside All Saints Church, Doddinghurst
Ongar & District War Memorial Hospital Roll of Honour (Blackmore & Doddinghurst) [ERO A10815]
Essex Regiment 13th Battalion. Service No: 23706 [CWGC]
Service Details:
Born: Norton Mandeville, Lived: Kelvedon Common, Enlisted: Epping [Essex Regiment Museum]
Medal card: Victory/British K/2/102 B9 p. 450 []
Personal and family information:
Son of James and Sarah Ann Roast, of Blackmore House Cottages, Hook End.  [CWGC]
Son of James & Sarah Ann Roast, Blackmore House Cottages, Kelvedon Common, Brentwood, Essex  [source: Essex Regiment Museum database]
Birth registered Q4 1891 Ongar. []
James Roast was baptised on 20th December 1891 at All Saints Church, Norton Mandeville. His parents were James, a groom, and Sarah Ann.  The family lived at Norton Mandeville [ERO 267/1/7].
1881 Census. No Roast in Blackmore. 
1891 Census. James and Sarah Ann living at Norton Mandeville
1901 Census.
Blackmore House, Coachman House
James Roast.  Head.  Married.  [Age] 42.  Gardener Domestic.  [Born] Writtle
Sarah Ann Roast.  Wife.  Married.  [Age] 40.  [Born] Norton Mandeville
Sidney R Roast.  Son.  [Age] 17.  Gardener Domestic.  [Born] Norton Mandeville
Edith Roast.  Dau.  [Age] 12.  [Born] Norton Mandeville
James Roast.  Son.  [Age] 9.  [Born] Norton Mandeville
Thomas Roast.  Son.  [Age] 6.  [Born] Norton Mandeville
Lily Roast.  Dau.  [Age] 4.  [Born] Norton Mandeville
Arthur Roast.  Son.  [Age] 1.  [Born] Blackmore
Kelly’s Directory 1908 lists a J Roast (father) as gardener to Captain Pigott.
1911 Census.
Forest Hall, Ongar, Essex.
James Roast (age 19) is a Groom domestic at the home of Stephen H King.
Date of Death:
28th April 1917
Where died:
Wounded 7/1916. Killed in action. France.
Buried: Not known [Essex Regiment Museum database]
Place of Burial or Commemoration:
Arras Memorial, France. Bay 7  [CWGC]
List of Sources:, Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Essex Record Office, Essex Regiment Museum, Ron West: who has researched those commemorated on the Doddinghurst War Memorial.

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