The Family History of Essex Military

This web site covers the Essex Military, in its various forms, from 1415 up to 1958 when the Essex Regiment was amalgamated into the Royal Anglian Regiment.

Naturally the main focus is the Essex Regiment  which is the largest and best known although details are provided on the Essex Yeomanry and the military predecessors, the 44th East Essex Regiment and the 56th West Essex Regiment plus a variety of Militia Groups going back to the English Civil War. To respect the various privacy laws in the UK no data is displayed after 1920 unless that person is known to have died.

Other factors like the effect of war on the Essex Population and support facilities like the WW1 VAD Hospitals in Essex are also covered.

As many of the visitors to this site will be people trying to find out about their Essex Military ancestors a series of useful guides to Essex Military research  and details of some surviving military buildings that can be visited are included.

As there are already some great web sites like the Long Long Trail which deal in a detailed way with campaigns, this site in not aiming to repeat their work but will concentrate on the family history aspect with the names, stories and everyday life of many of the men and officers who served Essex so well. Much of the information on this site is locally researched in Essex and is not found elsewhere of the web.

This website is not connected to the excellent Essex Regiment Museum at Chelmsford.

Contributions of photos, stories or information on Essex Military men and women have been very welcome and feature in the pages. We look forward to receiving more from the public to help share the stories of the soldiers who served our county.