Special County Hall Remembrance plaque commemorates ultimate sacrifice made by council staff

New plaque unveiled at County Hall, Chelmsford, commemorating Essex County Council staff who died in

New plaque unveiled at County Hall, Chelmsford, commemorating Essex County Council staff who died in the First and Second World Wars. (L-R) Cllr John Aldridge, Cllr Derrick Louis, Cllr Norman Hume - Credit: Archant

A plaque commemorating those at Essex County Council who lost their lives during the two world wars has been unveiled at County Hall.

The board lists the names of 95 staff who died during the conflicts.

It was commissioned by council cabinet member Derrick Louis, who is chairman of the Essex Civil Military Partnership Board and an Army Reservist.

Mr Louis said: “As part of the council’s Remembrance events I am honoured to be unveiling this plaque. Situated outside of the council chamber it will act as a reminder to us all of the sacrifice made to allow us to practice democracy.”

Three years ago local authorities, emergency services, the armed forces and others signed the Essex Armed Forces Community Covenant to cement collaboration to support military personnel leaving active service as well as a veterans.


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