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.


Sunday, 16 June 2013

REGINALD TOON (1885 - 1916)

Reginald Toon was the son of Thomas George Toon and his wife Elizabeth Mary Toon and was born in Nunhead, Surrey (now South London) on 7 January 1885 and baptised at St. Saviour's Southwark (now Southwark Cathedral) on 25 March 1885. Thomas, a Shipping Clerk, and his wife also had a daughter, Elsie. The family moved to Westcliff on Sea, living originally at 30 Genesta Road and later moving to 31 Cranley Rd.  Reginald enlisted in the 13th Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment at St. Paul's Churchyard, London. He was killed in action 30 June 1916 and is buried in plot III.S.2 at St. Vaast Post Military Cemetery, Richebourg-L'Avoe, France. He left £162 8s 7d to his father.

St. Vaast Post Military Cemetery

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