St.Alban's is a living church which serves the community and on this blog and its attached pages you will find details of the church both past and present and how to contact us. Some pages are still under construction so please bear with us for a while.

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Another purpose of this blog is to provide a genealogical guide to the church of St.Alban the Martyr which is situated in St.John's Road, Westcliff on Sea, Essex. Like many churches it contains a wealth of material of interest to people studying local history and family history. It is our intention to provide, as best we can, information about the many people who are commemorated in this beautiful church. Obviously this is a work in progress and the project has only just begun so we ask for your patience. If you have, or think you might have, historical connections with the church, we'd love to hear from you.

Wednesday, 8 May 2013


Cecil Stuart Brunsden was born in London and came to Westcliff when his parents moved here in 1894. He lived with his parents at 47 Milton Road, where they ran a linoleum store, until his marriage at which time he moved to "Redcot" in Silverdale Avenue. He enlisted in the Army in October 1914 and served with the Royal Flying Corp where he was promoted to Corporal (2nd airman) and continued to serve when the corp became the Royal Air Force in 1918. He came home on leave for the first time in October 1918 but on his return to France he developed pneumonia and died on November 18 - just seven days after the end of the war.

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