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    There are supposed to be two memorials in the same place but I could only find this one. It is to a World War One crash.

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    Second one is to Capt Kynock O.S.map 178 ref 773915, standing at Capt Stroud memorial walk away from the Electric sub station parallel to the railway line it is a small square stone.

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    Hi Cliff

    Thanks for that, I was walking around the field for almost an hour hour looking for it, being a small memorial I probably walked straight over it!

    Good to see you on the forum too

    Richard

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    Just out of interest Capt Henry Clifford Stroud's grave is in St.Andrews Church Graveyard, Rochford.
    Not too far from this crash site and extremely close to where he took off from.
    It is located amongst other WW1 Graves and by a tree.
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    Martin, thanks for posting that up.

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    That is very nice - someone should clean it up - perhaps not on second thoughts as it might go AWOL!

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    Hi,

    With regards to your post about there being two memorials, there was two there, I used to play around that area when I was young (now 52). The picture you have taken of the propeller is right next to the Southend/Liverpool St line, I am reaonably certain that the second was in a field the other side of the railway. It was no way as elaborate as the one in your picture though. Another poster has mentioned a second memorial, this is a more modern one and is situated in Shotgate on a newish housing estate near to where my parents still live. If my memory serves me well the other memorial was just something like 4 small concrete blocks. I am going back approx 40 years here! Further down the railway line towards London there used to be some huge concrete locks, we were always led to believe these were to stop tanks in case of invasion during WW2. Hope this is of interest. Steve

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    Can anyone help with directions for these 2 memorials (not the modern one). Today i went over to Dollymans Farm, parked by the entrance and walked up the footpath/ bridle way. When i got to the railway end of the footpath i turned left and walked down past a filed with some horses in it. But in the end i couldnt find either of the memorials. I cant find them on google earth either. Any help would be appreciated.
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    Rob

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    Default Re: Dollymans Farm, Shotgate, Essex

    There is a thread on the Key Publishing aviation forum that may help you. Here is a link http://forum.keypublishing.com/showthread.php?t=118742

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