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 World War 1 Memorial Soldiers and Sailors at Mersea Museum. 51 soldiers and sailors were displayed along the Strood for a year from 11th November 2018, organised by Duncan Pittock. They were then auctioned/raffled in aid of the founding charities, who had financed the project. 



The left hand sailor is in memory of Ralph Cutts Avis - Yeoman of Signals on HMS CRESSY Royal Navy. Ralph died ...
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World War 1 Memorial Soldiers and Sailors at Mersea Museum. 51 soldiers and sailors were displayed along the Strood for a year from 11th November 2018, organised by Duncan Pittock. They were then auctioned/raffled in aid of the founding charities, who had financed the project.

The left hand sailor is in memory of Ralph Cutts Avis - Yeoman of Signals on HMS CRESSY Royal Navy. Ralph died after his ship was torpedoed by Uboat 22 on 22nd September 1914. He was 35. This soldier was successfully bid for at the MICA on 25th January 2020 and was made possible by public subscription, donations by Museum members and monies from Museum's reserves.

The right hand soldier is in memory of Bertie Woods - Acting Bombardier in The Royal Garrison Artillery.
Bertie was killed in action in France on 11th August 1917 aged 26. This soldier was donated by Carol Dixon as a tribute to Brian Jay whose vision had been to provide a tangible symbol of those Mersea men who sacrificed their lives in the service of their country during WW1.

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Ralph Cutts Avis
Bertie Woods


Date: 7 March 2020      

Photo: Tony Millatt
Image ID DIS2020_SOL_005
Category 1 War-->World War 1


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This image is part of the Mersea Museum Collection.