Roll of honour

  • Theme - WW1, WW2 & Military
  • Year - 1919
  • Location - Colchester
  • Filmmaker - Unknown


This 'Roll of Honour', produced in 1919, was intended to commemorate the men of Braintree who served in World War I. Individual soldiers are identified by name and rank, with further details such as 'wounded' or 'gassed' occasionally added. Those honoured served in various ranks across the whole of the armed services, from mounted brigades through to the Royal Navy.

The film includes a facsimile of Lance Corporal B. Boyton's Distinguished Service Medal and a portrait of a Royal Medical Army Corps driver, P. Gage, who stands proudly in front of a Kathiawa States Ambulance in western India.

In the aftermath of World War I various memorials, plaques and rolls of honour were produced throughout Britain, in dedication to those men and women who fell serving the country. In order to honour the men of Braintree who served between 1914 and 1918, this film was compiled and presented in the local cinema.


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