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BEXHILL ON SEA , SUSSEX - WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Transcribed Janet Graves, researched Martin Edwards & Chris Comber 2004

The memorial stands on the sea front. The memorial lists the names of the those who died in World War 1 in the top most panels and those who died in World War 2 in the lower panels. The names are listed by the service they served in and then the division within that, e.g. Regiment, ship. The listing within these sections are by rank then alphabetical order. For the purpose of these pages the details have been split into World War 1 and World War 2 in alphabetical sequence.
Photographs Copyright © Janet Graves 2004

1914-1918

ADAMS Albert

Private G/465, 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Died of wounds 15th October 1915 with the British Expeditionary Force. Born St Stephen's, Sussex, enlisted Bexhill. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 69 to 73. - See also Bexhill-on-Sea - St Mary Magdelene

ADAMS Alfred Stephen

Private G/89200, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment. Died of wounds 6th January 1918 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Bexhill, enlisted Chichester. Buried in Mendinghem Military Cemetery, Belgium B.18

ADAMS Charles F

Sergeant G.131, 7th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action near Arras 25 July 1917. Aged 27. Brother of Miss D. Adams of 18 Bradford Street Old Town Eastbourne. Born in Bexhill and enlisted in Hastings. Resident of Ewhurst. Name included on Ewhurst and Staplecross War Memorials. Commemorated on The Arras Memorial MR. 20

ALLEN William H

Sapper 534035, 289th Army Troops Company, Royal Engineers [CGWC states Royal Field Artillery, SDGW and Bexhill memorial state Royal Engineers]. Died of wounds 3rd January 1918 in France & Flanders. Born and enlisted Bexhill. Buried in DUHALLOW A.D.S. CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave II. E. 21. - See also Bexhill-on-Sea - St Mary Magdelene

ATKINSON G

Sergeant, Royal Horse And Royal Field Artillery

ATKINSON George

Private 204528, "D" Company, 2nd Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment). Died 14th September 1918. Born 14th October 1896 in Hastings, Sussex. Enlisted and passed fit 22nd March 1916 at Saskatoon (sic), Canada, aged 20 years 5 months. Height 5 feet 4½ inches, girth 34 inches, complexion fresh, eyes brown, hair dark, religion Church of England. Son of George and Harriet Josephine Atkinson, of 1134, Avenue South, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Native of Bexhill, Sussex. Fireman by trade. Buried in SUN QUARRY CEMETERY, CHERISY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave G. 4. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 287 - 44

AUSTIN Albert Edward

[Memorial lists him as Sergeant] Corporal SD/3269, 12th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 2rd September 1916 with British Expeditionary Force. Born Hurstmonceux, enlisted Bexhill. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 7 C.

BAILEY Gilbert

Major, 104th Battalion, Wellesleys Rifles, Indian Army. Killed in action in Mesopotamia 22nd November 1915. Aged 45. Commemorated on The Basra memorial. MR.38

BAILEY Cyril Edward

Private G.4965. 8th Battalion, The East Kent Regiment. 24th Division. Killed in action at Loos 26 September 1915. Aged 19. Born in Hawkinge and enlisted in Dover. Son of Rowland & Emma Matilda Bailey of Cowgate Farm Hawkinge Kent. Commemorated on The Loos Memorial MR. 19

BAKER G O

Sapper 129500, 491st Field Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 22nd August 1918 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Bexhill-on-Sea, enlisted Hastings. Formerly 3546, 5th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Buried in Queens Cemetery, Bucquoy. F.514

BAKER G T

Private 5261, 3/5th Reserve Battallion, The Lincolnshire Regiment. Died at home 9 April 1916. No record with SDGW. Buried in Bexhill Cemetery.

BAKER Percy Alfred

Rifleman S.14467, 8th Battalion, The Rifle Brigade. 14th Light Division. Killed in action on the Somme 15 September 1916. Born in Bethnal Green and enlisted in Finsbury. Next of kin residents of Ramsgate Kent. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial MR. 21

BANKS Albert Arthur

[Listed as Lance Corporal on Bexhill memorial] Sapper 534199, 491st Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died of wounds 24th July 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 24. Born and enlisted BExhill-on-Sea. Native of Bexhill-on-Sea, Sussex. Son of Frederick and Ellen Banks. Buried in THIENNES BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Row E. Grave 6. - See also Bexhill-on-Sea - St Mary Magdelene

BARKER Frederick Ernest

Private SD.4806, 9th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 24th Division. Killed in action on the Sambre 4 November 1918. Aged 29. Born in Bexhill and enlisted in Hastings. Next of kin Bexhill. Formerly with the South Downs Battalions. Commemorated on The Vis en Artois Memorial MR. 16.

BEXHILL ON SEA OBSERVER - SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 1918

Private F. E. Barker

The Sorrows of War: Soldier, wife and baby die.

A threefold bereavement has taken place in regard to a Bexhill family. Private F. E. Barker, Royal Sussex Regiment was killed on the 4th inst. His wife had died of pneumonia on the 3rd, and a baby boy only about 11 weeks old, named after his father, died on Tuesday.

Private Barker, whose home was at Salisbury Road was the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. John Barker of 20 Chandler Road. He was 28 years of age and his wife was 27. They leave three children, Nellie, Louise, and Charlie, aged about, 7, 5, and 3 respectively. The message as to his wife’s serious illness had not reached Private Barker at the time of his death.

His Lieutenant wrote to Mrs. Barker “I deeply regret to convey to you the sad news that your husband, Private Frederick Barker was killed in action on the morning of the 4th November. He acted in a most gallant and brave manner during the advance, and assisted me greatly by his pluck and cheery spirit. His death was instantaneous and you can rest assured that he suffered no pain. In extending my sympathies in your bereavement I must add that all the officers and men feel the loss more than I can explain.

Joining up in 1914, Private Barker had been twice wounded and had had trench fever. This was his fourth time in France. He was formerly well known as a cricketer. Mr. and Mrs. John Barker had already lost another son and a son in law. Two other soldier sons, one sailor son and a son in law in Strathcona’s Horse are still serving.

BARLOW Charles [Ernest]

Second Corporal 964, 2nd Home Counties Field (491) Company, The Royal Engineers. Died of wounds 30 June 1915. Aged 24. Son of Joshua & Maria Barlow. Husband of Lilian Barlow of Walthamstow Essex. Born St. Annes Middlesex and enlisted in St. Leonards on Sea Sussex. Buried in Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension. F. 285.

BARNES Arthur John

Private G/16004, 13th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 5th June 1917 with British Expeditionary Force. Born Westfield, Sussex, enlisted Bexhill. Buried in VLAMERTINGHE MILITARY CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave VII. F. 14.

BARROW Alexander Egan

Lieutenant, "B" Company, 3rd/4th Battalion (Territorial), Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action 4th October 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 29. Younger son of Amy E. Barrow, of Springbank, Uplyme, Devon, and the late Rev. Kingston Egan Barrow. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 14 to 17 and 162 to 162A

BARTHOLEMEW William Thomas

Lance Corporal G.4353, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment 1st. Division. Killed in action at Loos 25 September 1915. Born in Lamberhurst Kent and enlisted in Hastings. Resident of Sidley. Included on Sidley Parish Church MemorialBur. Dud Corner Cemetery F. 219

BATTEL John Charles

Private 6830, 1st. Battalion, The Hampshire Regiment. 4th Division. Killed in action 2 May 1915. Aged 29. Born in Havant Hants and enlisted in Portsmouth Son of Mr & Mrs Battell of Stamshaw Hants. Husband of Mrs Daisy May Battell (Remarried) later of Great Yarmouth Norfolk. Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial Ypres Belgium MR. 29

BEAL Edgar

Private L.9964, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment 1st. Division. Killed in action at Richebourg L'Avoue 9 May 1915. Aged 20. Son of Mr & Mrs Beal of Lunsford Cross Bexhill. Born in Lewes and enlisted in Chichester. Regular Soldier. Included on Sidley Parish Church Memorial. Commemorated on The Le Touret Memorial MR. 22

BECKLAKE Arthur

Sergeant 350867, 1/7th Battalion, The London Regiment (City of London). 56th London Division. Killed in action 20 August 1917. Enlisted in Sun Street London. Next of kin residents of Upper Clapton. Buried in Poelcapelle British Cemetery Belgium B. 126

BEECHING James [Wallace]

Private G/18047, 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 9th April 1917 with British Expeditionary Force. Born Ninfield, Sussex, enlisted Bexhill. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 6.

BENFORD Charles George

2nd Lieutenant, 7th Battalion, Duke Of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Died 5th January 1918. Age 24. Son of Charles Benford, of Hove, Brighton; husband of Francis Benford, of 62, Windsor Rd., Bexhill-on-Sea. Buried in RAILWAY DUGOUTS BURIAL GROUND, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave VII. V. 4.

BERRY R H

Corporal, ???? Corps.

BERTRAM George [Stanley]

Private 8486, 2nd Battalion, The Coldstream Guards Second Division. Died of wounds 24 December 1914. Born and enlisted in Birmingham. Buried in Le Touret Military Cemetery Richebourg F. 727

BIGNELL Frederick Walter

Petty Officer Stoker 308618, H.M. Submarine C19, Royal Navy. Died 29th August 1915. Age 29. Son of Edward Bignell, of 19, Wickham Avenue, Bexhill-on-Sea; husband of Nelly Bignell, of 5, Dudley Rd., Eastbourne. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 8.

BLACKFORD Cecil Alfred

[Listed as Gunner on Bexhill memorial] Driver 905718, 1066th Battery, 220th Brigade. (Territorial Force), Royal Field Artillery. Died 15th February 1918 in Mesopotamia. Born and enlisted BExhill-on-Sea. Buried in BAGHDAD (NORTH GATE) WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Grave XII. J. 4. - See also Bexhill-on-Sea - St Mary Magdelene

BLACKMAN Charles William

Sergeant 8455, 2nd Battalion, The Rifle Brigade. 8th Division. Killed in action on the Somme 4 August 1916. Aged 34. Born in St. Leonards Sussex and enlisted in Hastings. Son of Thomas & Anne Blackman of St. Leonards. Husband of Mrs Harriett Elizabeth Blackman of Sprays Cottages Church Path Ninfield. Buried in Vermelles British Cemetery F. 423 - See also Little Common

BOTTING Achibald

Lance Corporal G.776. 11th Battalion, The Royal Sussex. Regiment 39th Division. Killed in action on the Rue de Bois 30 June 1916. Aged 26. Born in Worthing & enlisted in Bexhill. Next of kin Frederick & Kate Botting later of Burgess Hill Sussex. Buried in Cabaret Rouge British Cemetery F. 924.

BRADSHAW Arthur William [Archibald]

2nd Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action 25th September 1915 in France & Flanders. Age 20. Son of the late Arthur Evelyn Bradshaw and Elizabeth Bradshaw, of Osmington, Bexhill-on-Sea. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 13 to 15.

BRISTOW Frank Leopold

[Listed on National Archives of Canada as BRISTON] Private 790688, "A" Company, 47th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Western Ontario Regt.) Died 29th March 1917. Age 26. Born 19th September 1892 in Bexhill, Sussex. At enlistment he was living at 360, Sherbrooke Street, Sapperon, British Columbia. Enlisted 21st/22nd February 1916 at New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada, age 24 and past fit at the same time. Height 5 feet 9 inches. girth 37½ inches, complexion medium, eyes light blue, hair black, religion Church of England, mole on left cheek. Son of Thomas George and Eliza Bristow, of 44, Chandler Rd., Bexhill-on-Sea. By trade a baker. Member of the 104th Regiment of the Militia. Buried in VILLERS STATION CEMETERY, VILLERS-AU-BOIS, Pas de Calais, France. Grave VII. G. 6. Nation Archives of Canada Acxcession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 1077 - 28 - See also Bexhill-on-Sea - St Mary Magdelene

BRITT Ralph

Private G/4358, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 23rd November 1916 with British Expeditionary Force. Born St Peter's, Sussex, enlisted Bexhill. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 7 C.

BRITT Ward

Sapper 783, 1st/2nd (Home Counties) Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died of wounds 26th April 1915 in France & Flanders. Age 21. Born Robertsbridge, Sussex, enlisted Bexhill-on-Sea. Son of William and Julia Britt, of 5, Claremont Rd., Sidley, Bexhill-on-Sea. Buried in BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave VIII. A. 18. - See also Bexhill-on-Sea - St Mary Magdelene

BROOKE, DSO E

Lieutenant Commander, H.M.S. Strongbow, Royal Navy. Died 10th February 1919. Awarded the Distiguished Service Order (D.S.O.) Buried in ALMONDBURY CEMETERY, HUDDERSFIELD, Yorkshire. Grave K. "C." 3

BROWN George [Edelman]

Midshipman, H.M.S. Clan McNaughton, Royal Naval Reserve. Died 3rd February 1915. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 13.

Special note: On 3rd February 1915 H.M.S. Clan McNaughton foundered in a heavy gale off the north coast of Ireland.

BROWN William Cedric

Boy 2nd Class J/91417, H.M.S. Powerful, Royal Navy. Died 26th September 1918. Son of the late George and Mabel Brown. Born at Wadhurst, Sussex. Buried in BEXHILL CEMETERY, Bexhill-on-Sea, Sussex. Grave EF. N. 15.

BRYAN, DSO Cecil Clive

Major, 490th Field Company (Territorial), Royal Engineers. Killed in action 11th August 1917 in France & Flanders. Awarded the Distinguished Service Order (D.S.O). Buried in RENINGHELST NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave III. B. 2.

BRYANT George

Private L.8193, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Died of wounds on the Marne 19 September 1914. Born in Bexhill and enlisted in Chichester. Next of kin residents of Sidley. Regular Soldier. Included on Sidley Parish Church Memorial. Buried in Montreui aux Lions British Cemetery F. 1113

BURSTOW Frederick William

Rifleman 3762, 2nd Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Died in England 16th March 1916. Born Bexhill, enlisted Eastbourne, resident Faversham, Kent.

BURT Albert Ernest

Corporal 59086, 93rd. Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds 15 May 1917 Aged 26. Born and enlisted in Hastings. Son of Mr & Mrs H. Burt of 17 Belle Hill Bexhill. Buried in Buccquoy Road Cemetery Ficheaux. F. 214

BURTON R

Private, County And City Of London,

CAMP Charles

Corporal 52690, 26th Battalion, The Royal Fusiliers. 41st. Division. Killed in action near Ypres 20 September 1917. Aged 25. Born in Hampstead and enlisted in Chichester. Son of James & Anne Camp of 47 St. Leonards Road Bexhill. Formerly with the Essex Regiment. Commemorated on The Tyne Cot Memorial Belgium MR. 30.

CANNON Frederick Wilbur

Private G.18011, 13th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Taken prisoner and died in captivity 5 July 1918. Aged 29. Son of Mr Cannon & Mrs Mary Anne Cannon of 37 Station Road Bexhill. Born in Bexhill and enlisted in Hastings. Buried in Sedan (St. Charles) Communal Cemetery. F. 1617.

CAREY Allan Stewart

2nd Lieutenant, 45th Squadron (General List), Royal Flying Corps. Killed 27th May 1917. Buried in HARLEBEKE NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, Harelbeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave XVII. B. 11.

CAREY B

Private, Royal West Surrey - possibly Fredrick Carey, Private L.10466, 1st Battalion, The Royal West Surrey Regiment. 1st.Divison. Killed in action on the Marne 18th September 1914. Born in Sidley and enlisted in Eastbourne. Next of kin Sidley. Name included on Sidley Parish Church W.M. (F.Carey). Commemorated on The Ferte Sous Jouarre Memorial MR.15

CAREY Benjamin

Rifleman 7983, 4th Battalion, Kings Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 3rd October 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Hailsham, Sussex, enlisted Hastings, Sussex, resident Bexhill, Sussex. Son of Mr. J. Carey, of 59, Sidley St., Sidley, Bexhill-on-Sea. Buried in TEMPLEUX-LE-GUERARD BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Grave I. K. 7. - See also Bexhill-on-Sea - St Mary Magdelene

CAREY Percival William Lewis

Sergeant 16829, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 18th June 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 28. Born, resident and enlisted Bexhill. Son of Henry and Annie Carey, of 26, Beaconsfield Rd., Bexhill-on-Sea; husband of Elizabeth Maria Carey, of 464, 12th St. N.W., Hillhurst, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Buried in PHILOSOPHE BRITISH CEMETERY, MAZINGARBE, Pas de Calais, France. Grave I. R. 42. - See also Bexhill-on-Sea - St Mary Magdelene

CAREY, MM Albert Victor

[Listed as Corporal on Bexhill Memorial] Lance Corporal G/15855, 1st Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action 21st March 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 25. Born St Peter's, Bexhill-on-Sea, resident and enlisted Bexhill-on-Sea. Son of Henry and Anne Carey, of 26, Beaconsfield Rd., Bexhill-on-Sea. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). Formerly G/16837, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 2. - See also Bexhill-on-Sea - St Mary Magdelene

CAYLER F

Private, County And City Of London - probably Frank Cayler, Private 252991, 1/3rd Battalion, The London Regiment. 56th Division. Killed in action at Ypres 15th August 1917. Aged 27. Son of Albert & Martha Alice Gayler of 53, Cornwall Road, Bexhill. Born in Clapham and enlisted in Fulham. Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium MR.29

CHAPLIN Edward Robert

[Listed as R E on Bexhill Memorial] Stoker 1st Class 223109, H.M.S. Aboukir, Royal Navy. Lost in action in the North Sea 22nd September 1914. Age 27. Son of Samuel Chaplin, of Carr Terrace, Docking, Norfolk; husband of Ellen E. Tree (formerly Chaplin), of 107, Windsor Rd., Bexhill-on-Sea, Sussex. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 4. - See also Bexhill-on-Sea - St Mary Magdelene & Norfolk, Great Bircham- See also Samuel Thomas GRATTAGE

Note: H.M.S. Aboukir was a Cressy Class cruiser of the Royal Navy. Displacement of 12,000 tons. Armament: two 9.2 ins guns (bow & stern), twelve 6 ins quick-firers in a central battery and many more small quick-firers and machine guns. Speed: 21 knots. Launched 16th May 1900. HMS Aboukir, along with HMS Cressy and HMS Hogue, were all torpedoed by the German U-boat U9 on 22nd September 1914.

CHESSELL Frederick

Private 628966, 14th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment). Died 4th June 1917. Age 28. Born 3rd January 1891 in Hastings. Enlisted 11th June 1915 at Vernon, British Columbia aged 24 years 5 months, passed fit on 10th June. Son of Charles and Jane Chessell, of 9, Starrs Cottages, Hastings, Sussex but attestation papers state next of kin to be Nrs J C Chessell of Bxehill, Sussex. Labourer by trade. Height 5 feet 6 inches, girth 36½ inches. Complexion dark, eyes blue, hair brown, religion Church of England. Buried in VIMY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, FARBUS, Pas de Calais, France. Grave E. 7. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 1669 - 34

CHUNN Erling Victor

Lance Corporal SD.2646, 7th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 12th Divsion. Killed in action near Monchy 3 May 1917. Born in Reading and enlisted in Hastings. Formerly with the South Downs Battalions. Name also included on the Chichester City Memorial and Swanage Dorset. Commemorated on The Arras Memorial MR. 20.

CHURCHILL Richard Charles

Sapper 10500, 56th Company, Royal Engineers. Died 24th March 1915. Age 35. Son of John and Eliza Churchill, of Taunton, Somerset. Buried in WIMEREUX COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave I. E. 15A.

CLARK Albert

Sapper 534260, 490th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 25th March 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 32. Enlisted Bexhill-on-sea. Husband of Ella Mary Clark, of 37, Havelock Rd., Bexhill-on-Sea. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 10 to 13. - See also Bexhill-on-Sea - St Mary Magdelene

CLARK John

Private SD/1013, 11th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 3rd September 1916 with British Expeditionary Force. Age 36. Born Ninfield, Sussex, enlisted Bexhill. Husband of Hannah M. Clark, of 7, Claremont Rd., Sidley, Bexhill-on-Sea, Sussex. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 7 C. - See also Bexhill-on-Sea - St Mary Magdelene

CLAY, DCM, Medialle Militaire (France), Cross of St. George 3rd Class (Russia) Charles Percy Parker

Sergeant L.157, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Killed in action at Richebourg L'Avoue 9 May 1915. Aged 29. Son of Mr Clay & Mrs Mary Ann Redmile-Clay of "Tweespruit" New Romney Kent. Born in Sutton Bridge Lincolnshire and enlisted in Rye. Regular Soldier. Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM), Medialle Militaire (France), Cross of St. George 3rd Class (Russia). Commemorated on The Le Touret Memorial. MR. 22

CLIFTON William George

Private 42280, 9th Battalion, The Royal Irish Fusiliers. 36th Ulster Division. Killed in action 24 August 1918. Aged 39. Husband of Mrs Anna Lavinia Clifton of 54 Western Road Bexhill. Born in Bexhill and enlisted in Hastings. Commemorated on The Ploegsteert Memorial Belgium MR. 32

CLYDE W J W

Private, County And City Of London,

COCKETT Herbert

Lance Corporal 427642, 16th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment). Died 9th April 1917. Age 27. Born 4th November 1888 in Bexhill, Sussex. Enlisted and passed fit 11th September 1915 at Moose Jaw, Saskatawan, aged 26 years 19 months (sic)?. Height 5 feet 9½ inches, girth 38 inches, complexion dark, eyes blue, hair dark brown, religion Church of England. Extra note on his enlistment states he needs his teeth seeing to. Son of Richard and Alice Cockett. Motorman by trade. Single man. Spent 3years serving with the Cinqueports Volunteers. Buried in NINE ELMS MILITARY CEMETERY, THELUS, Pas de Calais, France. Grave I. G. 30. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 1831 - 17

COCKS Willard Fleetwood

Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion, The Lincolnshire Regiment. (Attached) 21st. Division. Died of wounds suffered near Arras 9 April 1917. Aged 25. Son of Mr & Mrs F. A. Cocks of "Jesmond" Ryde Isle of Wight. Commemorated on The Arras Memorial MR. 20

COLEMAN Edward Charles

Lieutenant, Royal Artillery (TF) attached to 114th Brigade Trench Mortar Batteries. 26th Division. Macedonian Front. Killed in action 2 April 1917. Aged 26. Son of Mr & Mrs E. H. Coleman of "Whitefield" De La Warr Road, Bexhill. Husband of Mrs Dorithy Gwendoline Coleman of Eastbourne Sussex. Buried in Doiran Military Cemetery Greece. Gr. 5

COLEMAN Herbert Edward Evatt

Second Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Killed in action at Ginchy on the Somme 9 September 1916. Aged 23. Eldest Son of Mr & Mrs E. H. Coleman of De la Warr Road Bexhill. Commissioned in July 1916. Educated at Dulwich College. Included on Dulwich College Memorial. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial MR. 21

COLLINS John Stratford

Second Lieutenant (C.O. of "A" Company), 7th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action near Senlis Mill 5 April 1918. Formerly with the 12th Battalion. Next of kin residents of Bexhill. Buried in Bouzincourt Ridge Cemetery F. 516

COOK C P

[Name listed as P C COOK on records] Airman Second Class 60494, Recruits Depot, Royal Flying Corps. Died of Meningitis 13 March 1917. Aged 18. Son of Samuel & Mary Anne Cook of 8 Wilton Road Bexhill. Buried in Bexhill Cemetery

COPPARD George

Sergeant 741864, "B" Battery, 243rd Brigade (Territorial Force), Royal Field Artillery. Died in England 15th April 1918. Age 47. Born Forest Row, Sussex, enlisted Bexhill. Son of George and Ellen Coppard; husband of Naomi Coppard, of 23, Beaconsfield Rd., Bexhill-on-Sea. Buried in BEXHILL CENETERY, Bexhill-on-Sea, Sussex. Grave E. F. O18.

COPPARD Stuart Benjamin Hayes

Lieutenant, 57th Squadron, Royal Flying Corps (General List). Killed in action 20th Novmber 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 21. Son of Benjamin and Edith Charlotte Coppard, of Bexhill-on-Sea, and Tunbridge Wells. Buried in LONGUENESSE (ST. OMER) SOUVENIR CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave IV. F. 7.

CORKE Reginald F

Private SD/1875, 12th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 30th June 1916 with British Expeditionary Force. Born Hove, Sussex, enlisted Bexhill. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 69 to 73. - See also Bexhill-on-Sea - St Mary Magdelene

CORNEY Frederick

Private 33950, 1/6th Battalion, The Royal Warwickshire Regiment. 5th Division. Killed in action at Ypres 4 October 1917. Born in Marwood Devon and enlisted in Chichester. Next of kin Bexhill Formerly TF.203237, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Commemorated on The Tyne Cot memorial, Belgium MR. 30

COWDRAY Cecil

[Spelt COWDREY on St Mary Magdelene memorial] Gunner 119954. 20th Siege Battery, The Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 9 April 1918. Aged 32. Husband of Mrs Ethel Kate Cowdrey of 41 Sidley Street Sidley Bexhill. Born in Pimlico and enlisted in Chichester. Buried in Beuvry Communal Cemetery Extension F. 572 - See also Bexhill-on-Sea - St Mary Magdelene

CRISP Frederick

Private G.17670, 10th Battalion, The Royal West Kent Regiment. 41st. Division. Died 14 February 1917. Aged 40. Son of George & Mary Anne Crisp. Husband of Mrs Emily Crisp of 30 Silvester Road Bexhill. Born in Stopham Sussex and enlisted in Hastings. Formerly G. 12819 Royal Sussex. Buried in Gorre British & Indian Cemetery

CROSSINGHAM Henry

Private G.65312, 4th Battalion, The Royal Fusiliers. 3rd. Division. Killed in action near Arras 6 May 1917. Aged 40. Son of Mr & Mrs Crossingham of 1 Wrestwood Road Bexhill. Born and enlisted in Hastings. Formerly wiith The East Kents. Commemorated on The Arras Memorial MR. 20

CRUTTENDEN

Henry George G.

[Listed as H J CRUTTENDEN on memorial] Sergeant G.6428, 7th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action during the Battle of Amiens 26 August 1918. Born in Bulverhythe Sussex and enlisted in Hastings. Name included on Hastings War Memorial. Buried in Peronne Road Cemetery Maricourt F. 630

CULVER George Stephen

Private SD/1878, 12th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 22nd April 1916 with British Expeditionary Force. Age 27. Born Ramsgate, enlisted Bexhill. Husband of Mary A. Culver, of 3, Camperdown St., Sidley, Bexhill-on-Sea, Sussex. Buried in GUARDS CEMETERY, WINDY CORNER, CUINCHY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave III. Q. 6.

DANIELS, MM Howard Baker

Sergeant 7151. 261st. Siege Battery The Royal Garrison Artillery Killed in action near Ypres 23 August 1917. Aged 38. Son of Philip Baker & Mary Daniels. Born in Tooting Surrey and enlisted in London. Next of kin Upper Tooting. Awarded the Military Medal (MM). Buried in Belgian Battery Corner Ypres Belgium B. 34

DASH John Lusby

Lance Sergeant Tf.1872, 1/5th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 48th Division. Killed with 11 comrades by a single shell in Martinpuich Churchyard 14 November 1916 Aged 29. Son of Edward & Jane Lusby of St. Leonards. Husband of Mrs Snowdrop Dash of 39 Salisbury Road Bexhill. Born in St. Leonards & enlisted in Hastings. Name included on Hastings War Memorial. Buried in Martinpuich British Cemetery F. 392

DAWSON John Thomas Stephen

Rifleman. O/51, 12th Battalion, The Rifle Brigade. 37th Division. Killed in action during the March Retreat 30 March 1918. Aged 19. Son of Frederick William & Alice Amelia Dawson of 25 Beaconsfield Road Bexhill. Born in Cambridge and enlisted in Chichester. Commemorated on The Pozieres Memorial MR. 27. - See also Bexhill-on-Sea - St Mary Magdelene

DEEPROSE Henry John

Private G/3773, 8th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action 27th May 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 20. Born East Ham, Essex, enlisted and resident Bexhill-on-Sea. Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Deeprose, of 26, Silvester Rd., Bexhill, Sussex. Buried in BERKS CEMETERY EXTENSION, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Grave III. A. 41.

DEEPROSE Jesse

Sergeant 27147, 1st. Battalion, The East Surrey Regiment 5th Division. Killed in action 31 March 1918. Aged 27. Son of Mr & Mrs Jesse Deeprose of Ninfield. Husband of Mrs Annie Campbell Deeprose of "Bearside" Stirling Scotland. Born in Ninfield Sussex and enlisted in Maidstone Kent. Buried in Faureuil British Cemetery F. 563 See also Ninfield

DENNETT Charles Ronald

Sapper 1000, 2nd Home Counties Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died of wounds 10th June 1915 in France & Flanders. Age 30. Born and enlisted Bexhill-on-Sea. Son of Charles James and Blanche Dennett; husband of Edith Dennett, of 7, Alexandra Rd., Bexhill-on-Sea, Sussex. Native of Bexhill-on-Sea. Buried in BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave VIII A. 75.

DENNETT

William Alfred Harden

Sergeant G.304, 6th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). 12th Division. Killed in action 22 June 1915. Aged 27. Son of George & Alice Dennett of "The Lamb" Inn Hooe Sussex. Born in Bexhill and enlisted in Canterbury Kent. Buried in Erquinghem-Lys Churchyard Extension. F. 275

DODSON

Francis Ernest Stanley

Private 47900, 3/5th Battalion, The Lancashire Fusiliers. 11th Division. Killed in action at Ypres 14 November 1917. Aged 19. Only son of Ernest & Clara Dodson of "Woodlands" Mount Pleasant Bexhill. Born in Bexhill and enlisted in Hastings. Commemorated on The Tyne Cot Memorial Belgium. MR. 30

DOUGLAS

Kenneth Mackenzie

Captain, Kings African Rifles attached from the 7th Battalion, The Seaforth Highlanders. Died 9 December 1918. Aged 25. Son of Mr. D. S. M. & Mrs Edith Mackenzie of 33 Collingham Place Earls Court London. Born in London. Buried in Zomba Town Cemetery East Africa.

DUNK

David Thomas

Private SD.1026, 11th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action near Rue David 12 March 1916. First Battalion, casualty in France. Born in St. Andrews Hastings and enlisted in Hastings. Next of kin Bexhill. Buried in Rue David Military Cemetery F. 347

DUNK

Harry

Rifleman 375853, 8th Battalion, The London Regiment (The Post Office Rifles). Died of wounds. 11 August 1918. Aged 19. Son of Charles & Elizabeth Dunk of BexhillBorn in Bexhill and enlisted in Hastings. Buried in Pernois British Cemetery Halloy les Pernois. F. 69

DUNSTER, MM

Albert

Sergeant 45099. 39th Battalion, The Machine Gun Corps. (Infantry). Died of wounds 13 April 1918. Aged 24. Son of Ellen Packham of 5 Chandler Road Bexhill. Born in High Halden Kent and enlisted in Selby Yorkshire. Formerly with The East Yorks. Awarded the Military Medal (MM). Buried in Pernes British Cemetery F. 10

DURRANT

Frank Ba[r]ber

Private 41165, 7th Battalion, The Northamptonshire Regiment. 24th Division. Died of wounds 30 June 1918. Aged 18. Son of Horace & Ellen Durrant of 1 North Street BexhillBorn in Fordcombe Kent and enlisted in Hastings. Formerly with the Bedfords. Buried in Pernes British Cemetery F. 10

EARLES William Henry

Private 54990, 15th Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Killed in action 22nd April 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 36. Born ashford, Middlesex, enlisted Bexhill-on-Sea. Son of James and Annie Earles, of Ashford, Middx.; husband of M. L. Earles, of 26, Park Rd., Bexhill-on-Sea, Sussex. Buried in WARLOY-BAILLON COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Grave IV. F. 5.

ELDRIDGE

Ernest John

[A J ELDRIDGE on memorial] Private 46721, 11th Battalion, The Leicestershire Regiment. 6th Divisional Pioneers. Killed in action 12 October 1917. Aged 38. Son of Elijah & Anne Eldridge of Sidley. Husband of Mrs Ruth Amy Eldridge of 9 Camperdown Street Sidley. Born in Battle and enlisted in Chatham Kent. Formerly with the Royal Engineers. Buried in The Huts Cemetery Dickebusch Belgium B. 19

ELDRIDGE Herbert

Boy 1st Class J/37894, H.M.S. Queen Mary, Royal Navy. Died 31st May 1916. Age 16. Son of Frederick and Florence V. Eldridge, of 9, Reginald Rd., Bexhill. Born at Hastings. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 14. - See also Bexhill-on-Sea - St Mary Magdelene

Special Note: HMS Queen Mary was a Battle Cruiser, weighing 27,250 tons, she was launched in 1912, but was sunk at 16:25 on the 31st May 1916, after receiving direct hits from two Germans ships, Seydlitz and Derfflingerat at the Battle of Jutland. 1,266 men lost their lives.

ELDRIDGE William

Private TF.202102, 2/6th Battalion, The North Staffordshire Regiment. Killed in action 21 March 1918. Aged 35. Son of Mr & Mrs A. Eldridge of Sidley BexhillBorn in Battle and enlisted in Chichester. Commemorated on The Arras Memorial MR. 20

ELLIOTT Leonard William

Private 71499, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 9th November 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Shoreham, Sussex, enlisted Bexhill, resident Burgess Hill, Sussex. Husband of Mrs. B. Elliott, of 9, Claremont Row, Brighton. Formerly 1563, Royal Sussex Regiment. Buried in MAUBEUGE-CENTRE CEMETERY, Nord, France. Grave D. 64.

ELLIOTT W O

Private, ???? Corps.

ELLIS Charles Henry

Private G/18907, 6th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action 30th November 1917 in France & Flanders. Born, resident and enlisted Bexhill, Sussex. Commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France. Panel 3.

ELLIS

George

Private G.25422, 1/4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 34th Division. Killed in action at Grand Rozoy 29 July 1918. Son of Mr Ellis & Mrs M. J. Ellis of 11 Salisbury Road Bexhill. Born in Bexhill & enlisted in Hastings. Buried in Raparie British Cemetery Villemontoire F. 524

ELLIS

James William

Private L.9957, 2nd Battalion, The Royal West Kent Regiment. 6th Indian Division. Killed in action in Mesopotamia 24 July 1915. Regular Soldier. Born in Bexhill and enlisted in Eastbourne. Buried in Basra War Cemetery Iraq.

ELLIS

Thomas

Rifleman 5295, 3rd. Battalion, The Rifle Brigade. 24th Division. Killed in action 17 January 1915 Born in Bexhill and enlisted in Hastings. Next of kin Bexhill. Commemorated on The ploegsteert Memorial Belgium MR. 32

ELPHICK Ernest Alan

[Listed as Lance Corporal on Bexhill Memorial] Private G/1713, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 9th May 1915 with British Expeditionary Force. Age 22. Born Westham, Sussex, enlisted Bexhill. Son of Mr. J. and Mrs. L. Elphick, of 13, Springfield Rd., Bexhill-on-Sea, Sussex. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 20 and 21.

ESDAILE

George Augustus Churchill

Second Lieutenant, 261st. Brigade, Royal Field Artillery (TF). Killed in action near Ypres. 10 August 1917. Aged 25. Son of George & Georgina Esdaile of 4 The High Street Bexhill Buried in The Huts Cemetery Dickebusch. Belgium B. 19

EVANS Vernon Arthur Martin

Trimmer 606961, H.M.S. Stephen Furness, Mercantile Marine Reserve, Royal Navy. Died 13th December 1917. Age 25. Son of Mr. and Mrs. William Evans, of Dulwich, London; husband of Emily Evans, of 51, Shenley Rd., Camberwell, London. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 25. - See also Little Common

Note: H.M.S. "Stephen Furness" was built at West Hartlepool in 1910. 1712 gross tonnage. Owned by the Tyne-Tees Shipping Co. Ltd., King Street, Newcastle upon Tyne. Ship No.34 129,753. Type: Auxiliaries - Armed Boarding. Sunk by submarine UB64 in Irish Sea, west of the Isle of Man; six officers and 95 men lost 13rd December 1917.

EVENDEN Ernest

Private SD.5129, 9th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment 24th Division. Died of wounds in Netley Military Hospital Hampshire 1 September 1916. Aged 19. Born in Eastbourne and enlisted in Hastings. Next of kin Bexhill. Formerly with the South Downs Battalion, s. Buried in Netley Military Cemetery Hound Hampshire - See also Bexhill-on-Sea - St Mary Magdelene

FELTON Arthur Robert

[Listed as Private on Bexhill Memorial] Lance Corporal SD/1317, 12th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 14th November 1917 with British Expeditionary Force. Age 21. Born Holingbourne, Kent, enlisted Bexhill. Son of Alfred James and Caroline Frances Felton, of 54, Cornwall Rd., Bexhill-on-Sea, Sussex. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 86 to 88.

Le FAUVRE Walter Thomas

[Spelt FEURVE on memorial and as a Captain] Lieutenant, The Royal Engineers, late of the 491st. (2nd Home Counties) Company T. F. Died at home 8 January 1917. Aged 42. Son of Walter & Janet Le Feuvre of Bexhill. Husband of Mrs Blanche Florence Le Feuvre 23 Cyril Mansions Battersea Park London. Born in Jersey. Buried in in St. Agnes Churchyard Conway North Wales.

FIELD J F

Private, Duke Of Cornwall's Light Infantry.

FILMER Albert Edward

Sapper 1519, 1st/2nd Home Counties Field Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 20th April 1915 in France & Flanders. Age 37. Born Rye, Sussex, enlisted bexhill-on-Sea. Son of the late William Henry and Harriett Filmer; husband of Florence Filmer, of 52, Chandler Rd., Bexhill-on-Sea. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 9.

FISK

Charles Frederick

Private G.36605, 4th Battalion, The Royal Fusiliers 3rd. Division. Killed in action during the March Retreat. 31 August 1918. Born and enlisted in Twickenham. Next of kin Twickenham Middlesex. Twickenham Parish Church War Memorial. Connection with Bexhill unknown. Buried in H. A. C. Cemetery Ecoust St. Mein F. 568

FITCH-JONES

George Edward

Sergeant M2/028011, The Army Service Corps attached to No 2 Anti Aircraft Wokshops. Died of wounds 6 January 1916. Aged 31. Son if Edward & Maude Fitch-Jones of 7 Dorset Road Bexhill. Born Finsbury Park and enlisted in London. Buried in Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension F. 285

FITCH-JONES

Owen Edward

Lieutenant, Royal Field Artillery B Battery 275th Brigade. Killed in action 13 May 1917. Aged 34. Son of Edward & Maude Fitch-Jones of 7 Dorset Road Bexhill Buried in Vlamertinghe Military Cemetery. Belgium B. 4

FOX, DSO

Arthur Caluse

Lt. Colonel, The Royal Army Medical Corps. Drowned 15 April 1917 when the troopship "Arcadian" was torpedoed in the Aegean Sea off Melos. Aged 49. Son of Lt. Colonel W. S & Mrs Sarah Edith Fox of 95 Dorset Road Bexhill. Awarded the Distinguished Service Order (DSO). Commemorated on The Mikra Memorial MR. 35

FREEMAN

Albert Henry

Corporal 3313, 9th Battalion, The Rifle Brigade 14th Division Killed in action near Ypres 9 August 1915. Aged 28. Son of Mr & Mrs Freeman of 2 Railway Cottages Cooden Bexhill. Born in Bexhill and enlisted in Hastings. Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial Ypres Belgium. MR. 29 - See also Little Common

FREEMAN

George

Corporal 76165,"F" Battery 14th Brigade The Royal Horse Artillery Died of wounds 27 September 1918. Aged 25. Son of Mr Freeman and Mrs Ellen Freeman of 2 Sidley Road, Sidley, Bexhill. Born in Bexhill and enlisted in Hastings. Buried in Ruyaulcourt Military Cemetery F. 756

FREEMAN

John Alfred

Private G.34508, 23rd. Battalion, The Middlesex Regiment. 41st. Division. Killed in action 7 June 1917. Born in Bexhill and enlisted in Hastings. Son of Mr & Mrs G Freeman of 57 Sidley Street Bexhill. Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial Ypres Belgium MR. 29 - See also Bexhill-on-Sea - St Mary Magdelene

FRIEND

James

Private G.8725, 4th Battalion, The Royal Fusiliers. 3rd. Division. Died in military hospital at Etaples 3 December 1916. Aged 39. Born in Sydenham and enlisted in London. Next of kin residents of Blackfriars. Bexhill connection unknown. Buried in Etaples Military Cemetery F. 40 - See also Bexhill-on-Sea - St Mary Magdelene

FROST Frederick

Gunner 93109, 155th Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killled in action 8th February 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Buxted, Sussex, enlisted Bexhill. Buried in GUARDS' CEMETERY, LESBOEUFS, Somme, France. Grave XII. D. 2. - See also Little Common

FULLER

Frank

Private 17575, 8th Battalion, The Royal Fusiliers. 12th Division attached to the 7th Royal West Surreys (18th Division). Killed in action at Montauban 1 July 1916. Born in Sidley and enlisted in Hastings. Next of kin resident Battle. Buried in Dantzig Alley British Cemetery Mametz. F. 397

FULLER

William [George]

Rifleman 4724, 2nd Battalion, The Rifle Brigade. 8th Division. Killed in action 14 March 1915. Aged 22. Son of Mr Fuller & Mrs Esther Fuller of 15 Havelock Road Bexhill. Born in Leatherhead Surrey Enlisted in Eastbourne. Commemorated on The Le Touret Memorial MR. 22

GARDINER

Alec

Major, The Royal Engineers. Killed in action at Givenchy 20 December 1914. Aged 41. Son of Col. R. Gardiner & Agnes Hay Gardiner. Husband of Mrs Edith May Gardiner. Served in Egypt 1896. Decorated for St. John Ambulance work in India 1913. Officiating Agent Oude & Rohilkund Railway India. Commemorated on The Le Touret Memorial MR. 22

From the Marquis de Ruvigny's Roll of Honour Volume 1 Page 147.

Major, R.e.,, elder son of Lieutenant-Colonel Richard GArdiner, of 28, Barkston Gardens, S.W., R.E.(ret), by his wife, Agenes Hay, daughter of Major-General Alexander Irving, C.B., Royal Artillery, who served right through the Siege of Sebastopol from start to finish; born Ulwar, Rejputanan, India, 28 June, 1873; educated privately and at the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich; gazetted 2nd Lieutenant to the R.E., 24 July, 1891, and promoted Lieutenant, 24 July, 1894, Captain, 24 July, 1902, and Major, 24 July, 1911. After completing the usual course at Chatham he was ordered to India, and joined the Railway Branch of the Government of India, and continued to serve on the Construction and Administration of Railways up to the outbreak of the present War, with a short interval of war sservice at Suakin (British and Egyptian medals). When War was declared in AUgust 1914, Major Gardiner was officiating Agent (Chief Administrative Officer) of the Oudh and Rohilkund State Railway, and had been since 1909 Lieutetant-Colonel commanding that railway's Volunteer Rifle Corps, devoting bis spare time to training the Corps to a recognised state of efficiency ehile under his command. The services of Major Gardiner were placed at the disposal of the Military Department, and he was ordered to England, but was intercepteed in the Mediterranean, and sent straight to the Front, where he was appointed a field engineer, and was mentioned in Despatches by F.M. Sir John (Now Lord) French [London Gazette, 22 June, 1915]. He was reported to have been last spoken with near the fighting kine of the morning of 20 Dec. 1914, when the Grermans broke through and carried the British lines up to Givenchy village. He was included in the list of missing, and it was long hoped he might be in the enemy's hands, but his fate was ultimately set at rest through the discovery of his body by the 176th Mining Company, R.E., during operations carried on by them in front of Givenchy. The body was exposed by the explosion of one of the German heavy shells, was identified, and was buried near the Red House, on the sunken road to Givenchy. All who knew him spoke highly of his untiring devotion to his work and duty. One of his senior officers wrote: "No braver or better soldier fought for England, and so nobly died - I knew him well - absolutely fearless for himself, his whole mind concentrated on the success of the undertaking, he nobly met his death. Not only at the Front but through the whole of his career work and duty came first. No man ever maintained such untiring zeal or devoted his life more unselfishly to the work he undertook for his country. His death is a grievous loss to all who jnew him officially and unofficially." He was a keen rifle shot, and interested himself in the members of his Volunteer Corps becoming first-class shots. In Oct. 1913 he was appointed to the Executive Council of the Bengals Presidency Rifle Association in recognition of his interest and work in connection with musketry. He attended the Annual Meetings held at Meerut, won the Field Officers' Cup in 1912, and his teams of Volunteers won the Army versus Volunteers Competition. Major Gardiner was also conspicuous in connection with the work of St. John Ambulance Association in India, especially in the training of the men of the O.R. Ry. Vol. Rifles, teams of whom successfully carried off the Railway Shield in 1911, 1912 and 1913. In recognition of his srvices he was made a Serving Brother of the order of St. John of Jerusalem and received the decoration of the order from the Viceroy of India. In the English Railway World Major Gardiner was known as having, in 1908, brough forward a system of cab signals and the automatic electrical control of moving trains as a safeguard against the failure of the human machine. He was a member of the Institution of civil Engineers and also of the Institute of Electrical Engineers. He married at Lucknow, 24 March, 1897, Edith May (The Retreat, Sutherland Avenue, Bexhill), daughter of Campbell Thompson, M.I.C.E., late Chief Engineer of the N.W. of India State Railway, and had three children: Richard, born 28 Oct. 1900; John campbell, born 20 Nov. 1905; and Dorothy Agnes, born 11 April, 1903.

GAYLER

Ernest

Private G.11246, 11th Battalion, The Royal West Kent Regiment. 41st. Division Killed in action 15 September 1916. Born in Clapham and enlisted in Bromley Kent. Next of kin West Wickham Kent. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial MR. 21

GAYLER

Robert

Deck Hand 17210/DA/PO, Royal Naval Reserve. H.M. Minesweeping Trawler "Balfour". Killed in action 28 November 1917. Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial Southsea MR. 3.

GIBSON Robert Bowness

Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died 11th July 1916. Age 21. Son of Thomas William and Frances Georgina Gibson, of 29, Linden Gardens, Bayswater, London. Buried in PERONNE ROAD CEMETERY, MARICOURT, Somme, France. Grave I. C. 31.

GILHAM

Frederick Stephen Michael

Sergeant GS.127, 7th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 12th Division. Wounded in action during "The Battle of the craters" in the Hohenzollern Redoubt and died on the 4 March 1916. Aged 25. Son of Stephen & Ellen Gillham of Peach Cottage Little Common. Born in Little Common and enlisted in Bexhill. Special Reservist. Buried in Bethune Town Cemetery F. 80 - See also Little Common

GOLDSMITH

Frederick James

Private 931347, 54th Battalion, The Canadian Infantry (The Central Ontario Regiment) 11th Brigade. 4th Canadian Division. Killed in action 28th September 1918. Aged 36. Born 23rd August 1882 at Hastings. Enlisted and passed fit 1st May 1916 at Nelson, British Columbia, Canada, aged 32 years and 8 months. Height 5 feet 5 inches, girth 36 inches, complexion fair, eyes blue, hair brown. member of the Salvation Army. Resident Nelson, British Columbia, Canada. Carpenter and Motorman by trade. Prior to his enlisted ment he had spent 4 years in the Royal Engineers. Son of Frederick James & Rebecca Goldsmith. Husband of Mrs Catherine Goldsmith of Nelson, British Columbia. Buried in Queant Communal Cemetery British Extension F. 686. Nation Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 3615 - 6

GOLDSMITH G A

Private, Royal Fusiliers. - See also Bexhill-on-Sea - St Mary Magdelene

GOODWIN

Harold Desborough

Lieutenant, 16th Battalion, The Middlesex Regiment. 33rd. Division Killed in action on the Somme 1 July 1916. Aged 25. Son of Albert & Alice Goodwin Buried in Hawthorn Ridge Cemetery No. 1 Auchonvillers. F. 1500 - See also Little Common

GOWER Albert Robert

Private GS/799, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 25th January 1915 with British Expeditionary Force. Age 29. Born Ramsgate, enlisted Bexhill. Son of Mrs. J. Freeman, of 10, Edinburgh Rd., Bexhill-on-Sea; husband of A. Gower, of 20, Salisbury Rd., Bexhill-on-Sea, Sussex. Served in the South African Campaign. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 20 and 21.

GRANTHAM Edward

Private TF.1524, 1/5th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 48th Division. Died of wounds on the Somme 19 July 1916. Aged 26. Son of The Rev. Herbert & Mrs Grantham of Halton Rectory Tring Hertfordshire. Born in Tring and enlisted in Tewkesbury. Resident of Bexhill. Buried in Warloy-Baillon Communal Cemetery Extension. F. 44 - See also Bexhill-on-Sea - St Mary Magdelene

GRATTAGE Samuel Thomas

Leading Stoker 299157, H.M.S. Aboukir, Royal Navy. Lost in action in the North Sea 22nd September 1914. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 4. See also Edward Robert CHAPLIN.

Note: H.M.S. Aboukir was a Cressy Class cruiser of the Royal Navy. Displacement of 12,000 tons. Armament: two 9.2 ins guns (bow & stern), twelve 6 ins quick-firers in a central battery and many more small quick-firers and machine guns. Speed: 21 knots. Launched 16th May 1900. HMS Aboukir, along with HMS Cressy and HMS Hogue, were all torpedoed by the German U-boat U9 on 22nd September 1914.

GRAVENEY William Killeen

[Listed as Sergeant Major on Bexhill memorial, National Archives of Canada spelt name GRAVENY] Sergeant 75004, 29th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (British Columbia Regiment). Died 26th September 1916. Age 28. Son of Elizabeth Green, of 12, Stodart Rd., Anerley, London, and the late William Graveney; mother was cited as living at 40 Leonard Road, Penge, London at time of his enlistment. Born 15th November 1887 in Upper Norwood, Surrey. Enlisted at Vancouver, 6th November 1914, aged 37 (anomalie with his age at death), passed fit 7th November 1914, height 5 feet 10 inches, girth 35 inches. complexion fair, eyes blue, hair light brown, religion Church of England. Mechanical engineer by trade. Buried in ADANAC MILITARY CEMETERY, MIRAUMONT, Somme, France. Grave VII. E. 15. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 3745 - 5

GRIFFITHS F

Private, Bedfordshire.

GRIFFITHS Harold

possibly Private G.5050, 9th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 24th Division. Killed in action at Loos 28 September 1915. Born in Kilburn and enlisted in Portslade Sussex. Commemorated on the Loos Memorial MR. 19

GRIFFITHS Richard E

Private 10/1505, Hawkes Bay Company, Wellington Regiment, New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Died 8th August 1915 at Gallipoli. Age 27. Son of Eveline S. M. Griffiths, of "Glebeside," Bexhill-on-Sea, and the late Herbert T. Griffiths, M.D. Commemorated on CHUNUK BAIR (NEW ZEALAND) MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 20.

GRIFFITHS William Henry

Captain, 1/6th Battalion, The Lancashire Fusiliers. 11th Division. Killed in action at Suvla Bay Gallipoli 7 August 1915. Commemorated on The Cape Helles Memorial Gallipoli Turkey MR. 4

GURR Jesse [Albert Victor]

Private 28331, 8th Battalion, The Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. 36th Ulster Division. Died of wounds 7 August 1917. Aged 19. Son of Thomas & Florence Gurr of 6 Alexandra Road Bexhill Enlisted in Bexhill. Formerly G.7397 Royal Sussex Regiment. Buried in Brandhoek New Military Cemetery Vlamertinghe Belgium B. 7

HADOW T M S

Lieutenant, R. W. Fusiliers.

HAMMOND E C

Private, Royal Fusiliers. - See also Little Common

HARMER Richard Carruthers

Lance Corporal 27132, 8th Battalion, The Royal Fusiliers. 12th Division. Killed in action at Arras 3 May 1917. Born & enlisted in Hastings. Next of kin Bexhill Commemorated on The Arras Memorial MR. 20

HARMER Wilfred

Trooper 1649, Household Battalion, (Cavalry) Cavalry Division Killed in action at Monchy 3 May 1917. Aged 29. Son of Mr Harmer & Mrs Esther Harmer of 4 Sprays Cottages, Sidley Green, Bexhill. Born in Hove and enlisted in Hastings. Commemorated on The Arras Memorial MR. 20

HARRIS P E

Private, Machine Gun Corps.

HARRIS Walter William

Rifleman 44895, 1st Battalion, The Kings Royal Rifle Corps. Second Division. Killed in action 9 May 1918. Aged 25. Son of John Joshua & Hannah Harris of 14 London Road Bexhill. Born in Bexhill and enlisted in Hastings. Formerly with the RASC. Commemorated on The Arras Memorial MR. 20

HARVEY George

Captain, The Royal Garrison Artillery, 336th Siege Battery. Killed in action 21 June 1917. Husband of Mrs Gladys Harvey of Worcester Cottage Seaton Devonshire Buried in Cambrin Military Cemetery F. 163 - See also Bexhill-on-Sea - St Mary Magdelene

HARVEY-JONES, MC Francis Maynard

Second Lieutenant, 6th Battalion, The Worcestershire Regiment attached to the 8th Battalion, The Border Regiment. 11th Division. Died of wounds 18 June 1917. Aged 20. Son of Arthur & Edith Harvey-Jones of 22 Manor Road Bexhill. Awarded the Military Cross (MC). Buried in Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension. F. 285

HAWKINGS Bert

HMS Formidable[Spelt HAWKINS on Little Common] Ordinary Seaman SS/4984, H.M.S. Formidable, Royal. Died 1st January 1915. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 10. - See also Little Common

Note: HMS "Formidable" sunk by torpedo from German submarine U24 off Portland Bill, in the English Channel, on 1st January 1915. Formidable battleship, 15,000 tons. Launched 17th November 1898, Portsmouth. Heaviest gun, 12 in, 50 tons.

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HAYLER Henry

Private SD.5196. 9th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 24th Division. Born in Alfriston Sussex and enlisted in Hastings. Formerly with the South Downs Battalion, s. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial MR. 21

HAYLER Richard

Sergeant 46295, "B" Battery, 103rd Brigade, The Royal Field Artillery. 23rd. Division. Killed in action 21 July 1916. Aged 26. Husband of Mrs Martha Hayler of 21 Moorhall Street Preston Lancashire. Born in Haywards Heath and enlisted in Hastings. Buried in Peake Wood Cemetery Fricourt. F. 151

HAYLER Thomas

Private 11018, 1st. Battalion, The Royal Scots Fusiliers. 3rd. Division. Died 4 April 1915. Born in Burwash Sussex and enlisted in Hastings. Next of kin Bexhill. Buried in Poperinghe Old Military Cemetery Belgium B. 151

HAYLER W A

Guardsman, Grenadier Guards.

HAYWARD Charles Morris

Lance Sergeant 16070, 2nd Battalion, The Grenadier Guards, The Guards Division. Killed in action 18 August 1915. Aged 25. Son of Mr & Mrs John Hayward of Cirencester Gloucestershire. Husband of Mrs Violet May Hayward who later emigrated to Niagara Falls Ontario Canada. Born in Crudwell Wiltshire and enlisted in Cirencester Buried in Bethune Town Cemetery F. 80

HEMMING Edward George

[Spelt HEMMINGS on Little Common, listed as Army Cyclist on memorial] Private 36539, 11th Battalion, The East Yorkshire Regiment, 31st. Division. Killed in action at Arras 3 May 1917. Aged 20. Son of Mr & Mrs W. I. Hemming of Colvin Cottages Meads Road Little Common Bexhill. Born in West Ewell Surrey and enlisted in Whitehall. Formerly 11420 A. C. C. Commemorated on The Arras Memorial MR. 20 - See also Little Common

HENLEY Alfred

Rifleman Tf. 206636, 24th Battalion, The Rifle Brigade. Died of disease in India 30 May 1918. Enlisted in Hastings. Resident of Bexhill. Formerly with 1/5th Royal Sussex. Commemorated on The Kirkee 1914/18 Memorial India MR. 65

HENLEY A H T

Gunner, Royal Horse And Royal Field Artillery

HENSHAW William Frederick

Sapper 1617, 2nd Home Counties Field Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 20th April 1915 in France & Flanders. Age 40. Enlisted Bexhill-on-Sea. Son of George and Sarah Henshaw, of Crowborough; husband of Lilian Mary Henshaw, of 23, Cornwall Rd., Bexhill-on-Sea, Sussex. Buried in BEDFORD HOUSE CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Enclosure No.2 Grave V. A. 30.

HEWITT Ernest

Private SD.3146, 13th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action on the Rue de Bois 30 June 1916. Aged 30. Born in Tunbridge Wells Kent and enlisted in Eastbourne. Employed as a bricklayer. Included on Eastbourne War Memorial. Commemorated on The Loos Memorial MR. 19.

HEWITT Robert Edward Talbot

2nd Lieutenant, 2rd Battalion attached 6th Battalion, Royal Irish Regiment. Killed in action 7th June 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 29. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Hewitt, of Lowlands, Barnham, Bognor. Buried in KEMMEL CHATEAU MILITARY CEMETERY, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave X. 77.

HIDE William Henry

Corporal 56081, 74th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 2nd September 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Marlborough, Wiltshire, enlisted Bexhill. Formerly 1526, Susses Yeomanry (Territorial Force). Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 10.

HILLS Reginald

Private G.4709, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st. Division. Killed in action at Richebourg L'Avoue 9 May 1915. Aged 31. Son of Henry George & Louisa Hills of 19 Willingdon Road Eastbourne. Born in Walworth South London and enlisted in Hammersmith Resident of Bexhill Commemorated on The Le Touret Memorial MR. 22

HOAD, MM Frederick Thomas

Sapper 534248, 491st Field Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 24th July 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 24. Enlisted Bexhill-on-Sea. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). Son of Mr. and Mrs. E. Clarence, of Bexhill-on-Sea, Sussex. Husband of J. N. Hoad, of Old Hall Road, Mattishall, E. Dereham, Norfolk. Buried in THIENNES BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Row E. Grave 8.

HOCKIN Stuart Roy Luxmoore

Trooper 622, 10th Australian Light Horse Regiment. Died of sickness at sea 25th July 1915. Age 21. Son of Charles Luxmoore Hockin and Catherine Mary Hockin, of 17, Devonshire Rd., Bexhill, Sussex. Native of Darlington, Co. Durham. Enlisted Balingup, Western Australia. Commemorated on LONE PINE MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 10.

HOLLEBONE Frederick George

[Listed as HOLLOBONE on CWGC & SDGW] Sapper 1625, 2nd Home Counties Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died of wounds 26th April 1915 in France & Flanders. Age 42. Enlisted Bexhill-on-Sea. Son of John and Charlotte Hollobone, of 18, Stanley Rd., Eastbourne. Buried in LONGUENESSE (ST. OMER) SOUVENIR CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave I. A. 90.

HONEYSETT Cecil

Private SD/2706, 13th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 30th June 1916 with British Expeditionary Force. Age 29. Born Brightling, Sussex, enlisted Bexhill. Son of Edward and Clara Honeysett, of 5, Beaconsfield Rd., Bexhill-on-Sea. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 69 to 73.

HONEYSETT Frank Victor

Private G/1711, "D" Company, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 25th September 1915 with British Expeditionary Force. Age 26. Born Sidley, Sussex, enlisted Bexhill in August, 1914. Son of Mrs. E. A. Honeysett, of Kite Eye Farm, Sidley, Bexhill-on-Sea, and the late Mr. W. Honeysett. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 69 to 73.

HONEYSETT James George

Private SD/2707, 13th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 30th June 1916 with British Expeditionary Force. Age 36. Born Brightling, Sussex, enlisted Bexhill. Husband of Alice Ethel May Abbott (formerly Honeysett), of 2, Laburnum Cottages, Sidley, Bexhill-on-Sea. Buried in ST. VAAST POST MILITARY CEMETERY, RICHEBOURG-L'AVOUE, Pas de Calais, France. Grave III. Q. 4. - See also Bexhill-on-Sea - St Mary Magdelene

HONEYSETT William

Private G/1099, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 9th May 1915 with British Expeditionary Force. Born Sidley, Sussex, enlisted Bexhill. Commemorated on TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 20 and 21

HOOK Albert Henry

Private SD.1052, 11th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action during the attack on Beaucourt on the Somme 3 September 1916. Aged 28. Husband of Mrs Emma Hook of 9 Sackville Road, Bexhill. Born in Tonbridge Kent and enlisted in Hastings. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial MR. 21

HOPE George William

Private G/3541, 8th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action 26th September 1915 in France & Flanders. Born High Halden, Kent, enlisted and resident Bexhill-on-Sea. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 15 to 19.

HOPPER George William

Lance Sergeant 12831, 26th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 18th October 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 29. Born St Peter's, Bexhill, Sussex, enlisted Bexhill. Son of Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Hopper, of Sidley, Bexhill-on-Sea; husband of Alice Hopper, of Hambleden, Henley-on-Thames. Formerly 1057, Royal Sussex Regiment. Buried in WARLENCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave VI. F. 7. - See also Bexhill-on-Sea - St Mary Magdelene

HOUSHAM George Graham

Private 9373, 2nd Battalion, Royal Berkshire Regiment. 8th.Division. Killed in action at Ypres, 25th September 1915. Aged 26. Son of John & Elizabeth Housham of 96, Reginald Road, Bexhill. Born in Stepney and enlisted in Stratford,East London. Buried in Ypres Reservoir Cemetery, Belgium B. 84.

HOWARD, MC Dennis Brook

Captain, Royal Field Artillery, 12 Battery. 35th Brigade. Killed in action near Ypres 22 October 1917. Awarded the Military Cross (MC). Buried in The Huts Cemetery Dickebusch Belgium B. 19

HOWARD, DSO Guy Robert

Major, 1st/2nd Battalion, Essex and 18 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 23rd October 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 32. Son of Col. William Howard and Mrs. Lily Margaret Seymour Howard, of Glebeside, Crowhurst, Sussex. Awarded the Distguished Service Order (D.S.O.). Buried in DUISANS BRITISH CEMETERY, ETRUN, Pas de Calais, France. Grave VIII. B. 24.

BEXHILL ON SEA OBSERVER - SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7, 1918

Major G. R. Howard, D.S.O.

Major Guy R. Howard, D.S.O., Essex Regiment, commanding 18th Squadron R.A.F., died of wounds in France on 23rd October. He had served from August 1918, and went out with the 2nd Battalion Essex Regiment to France, was present at the retreat from Mons (for which he received the Mons Star, 1914), and various actions at Ypres (where he was wounded), the Marne and the Somme. He also saw a great deal of fighting in the air. He received on of the first dozen D.S.O’s in the war. He was the younger son of Colonel W. Howard, East Lodge, Bexhill, late commanding 14th Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment.

HUMPHREY Arthur William

Private 10730, 1st. Battalion, The East Surrey Regiment. 5th Division. Died of wounds 26 September 1916. Nephew of Mr Charles Humphrey of 14 Windsor Road Bexhill. Born in Islington and enlisted in Chichester. Resident of Bexhill. Buried in Grove Town Cemetery Meaulte. F. 105

HUMPHREY Henry Joseph

Corporal TF.240974, 1/5th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 48th Division. Died of wounds in base hospital at Etaples 24 August 1917. Nephew of Charles Humphrey of 14 Windsor Road Bexhill. Enlisted in Hastings. Buried in Etaples Military Cemetery. F. 40

ISAACS E D

Able/Ordinary Seaman Royal Naval Air Service, Royal Navy - cannot find any details for him on CWGC.

ISTED George

Private G/40398, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Died of wounds 13th October 1916 in France & Flanders. Born Ashburnham, Sussex, enlisted Chichester, Sussex, residetn Redhill, Surrey. Formerly G/12143, Royal Sussex Regiment. Buried in LONGUENESSE (ST. OMER) SOUVENIR CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave IV. A. 64. - See also Bexhill-on-Sea - St Mary Magdelene

ISTED George Albert

Private 8340, "B" Company, 2nd Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action 3rd May 1915 [SDGW states 28th April] at Gallipoli. Age 26. Born and resident Sidley, Sussex, enlisted Hastings. Son of Charlotte Naomi Isted, of 1, Laburnum Cottages, Sidley, Bexhill-on-Sea. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 125-134 or 223-226 228-229 & 328

ISTED Sidney John

Private SD/1077, 11th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 24th July 1916 with British Expedtionary Force. Age 21. Born Sidley, Sussex, enlisted Bexhill. Son of George and Charlotte N.Isted, of 1, Laburnum Cottages, Sidley, Bexhill-on-Sea. Buried in ST. VAAST POST MILITARY CEMETERY, RICHEBOURG-L'AVOUE, Pas de Calais, France. Grave III. P. 13. - See also Bexhill-on-Sea - St Mary Magdelene

JAMES Edward

Company Sergeant Major SD.3790, 13th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Died of wounds at home 7th July 1916. Husband of Mrs Jane James of 108, Windsor Road, Bexhill. Born in Sandhurst, Kent and enlisted in Hastings. Veteran of The Sudan and the South African War. Buried in Chichester Cemetery. - See also Little Common

JAMES Frank

Sergeant L.4737, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Killed in action near Klein Zillebeke near Ypres 8th November 1914. Born in Sandhurst ,Kent and enlisted in Tunbridge Wells. Regular Soldier. Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial,Ypres, Belgium MR.29 - See also Little Common

JAY Sidney Augustus

Private TF.202120. 1/4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 34th Division. Killed in action 2 September 1918. Aged 21. Son of Mr Jay & Mrs Emma Jay of 40 Sackville Road Bexhill. Enlisted in Hastings. Commemorated on The Tyne Cot Memorial Belgium MR. 30

JEFFERY Charles James

Corporal G.1403, 7th Battalion, The East Kent Regiment. 18th Division. Killed in action near Thiepval 30 September 1916. Born in Tunbridge Wells Kent and enlisted in Camberwell. Next of kin residents of Camberwell. Buried in Mill Road Cemetery, Thiepval. F. 383

JEWHURST Sidney George

Rifleman R/47037, 18th Battalion, Kings Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 3rd October 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 35. Born and enlisted Bexhill. Son of William and Margaret Jewhurst, of Bexhill-on-Sea; husband of Minnie Jewhurst, of 48A, Reginald Rd., Bexhill-on-Sea. Buried in VICHTE MILITARY CEMETERY, Anzegem, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave V. D. 9.

JONES Harry

Driver 905203, 1087 Battery, 215th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery (Mesopotamia) (TF). Died in Mesopotamia 19 July 1917. Aged 22. Son of Horace & Harriett Jones of Beals Barn Farm, Cousley Wood, Sussex. Born in Battle and enlisted in Hastings. Buried in Baghdad North Gate War Cemetery

KENDALL Hugh Lawrence

Private TF/2005, 1st/5th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 9th May 1915 in France & Flanders. Born and enlisted Bexhill. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 20 and 21

KIFF Herbert [Bertie]

HMS FormidablePetty Officer Stoker 298725, H.M.S. Formidable, Royal Navy. Died 1st January 1915. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 11.

Note: HMS "Formidable" sunk by torpedo from German submarine U24 off Portland Bill, in the English Channel, on 1st January 1915. Formidable battleship, 15,000 tons. Launched 17th November 1898, Portsmouth. Heaviest gun, 12 in, 50 tons.

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KING Harold Burgess

Private G.68659, 24th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. 2nd Division. Died of wounds 26th April 1918. Son of Frederick George & Florence Henrietta King of 32, St.Leonards Road, Bexhill. Born in Tunbridge Wells, Kent and enlisted in Hastings. Buried in Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension No.1. F.62

LANGDON William Chappell Crocker

Lieutenant, Royal Garrison Artillery attached 3rd Field Survey Company, The Royal Engineers. Died of wounds 10th MArch 1917. Aged 33. Son of George & Kathleen Louisa Langdon of West Lodge, Hastings Road, Bexhill. Born in Barnstaple, Devonshire. Buried in Warlincourt Halte British Cemetery,Saulty. F.120

LANGMAID Albert Thomas

Private SD.5156, 11th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment 39th Division. Killed in action near Richebourg 13 May 1916. Aged 22. Son of Albert & Maude Langmaid of 24 Cornwall Road Bexhill. Born in Bexhill and enlisted in Hastings. Buried in Le Touret Military Cemetery. F. 727

LANGRIDGE H F

Driver, Royal Army Service Corps probably Frederick Henry Langridge, Private SS.13211, Royal Army Service Corps. Died at Home 15th January 1919. Aged 36. Husband of Mrs Sarah Langridge of 23, Stanley Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent. Included on Tunbridge Wells War Memorial. Buried Tunbridge Wells Cemetery.

LEWIS Samuel

Private G/17951, 1st Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Kent Regiment). Killed in action 3rd October 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 35. Born Eastbourne, enlisted and resident Bexhill. Husband of Annie Lewis, of 1, Arncliffe Terrace, Sidley, Bexhill-on-Sea. Formerly 6014, Sussex Regiment. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 106 to 108. - See also Bexhill-on-Sea - St Mary Magdelene

LISTER, MC Frederick William

Major, The Tank Corps. Died after the war 24 February 1919. Aged 26. Son of Mr & Mrs Wooldridge Lister of Northfield. Born in Northfield. Formerly with the Worcstershire Yeomanry. Awarded the Miitary Cross (MC). Buried in St. Laurence Churchyard Northfield.

LOCK John Robert

Private Tf.235202, 2/7th Battalion, The Notts & Derby Regiment (Sherwood Foresters). 11th Division. Killed in action near Ypres 26 September 1917. Aged 19. Son of Robert & Sarah Lock of 11 Havelock Road Bexhill Enlisted in London. Formerly with the London Regiment. Buried in New Irish Farm Cemetery Belgium B. 96

LONG Ernest P

Private SD/1071, 11th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Died of wounds 2nd August 1917 with British Expeditionary Force. Age 28. Born New Cross, Kent, enlisted Bexhill. Son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Long, of London. Buried in BRANDHOEK NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave IV. C. 10. - See also Bexhill-on-Sea - St Mary Magdelene

MACKENZIE

Boyce Mackey Scobie

Captain, 8th Battalion, The Royal West Surrey Regiment. 24th Division. Killed in action during the March Retreat 22 March 1918. Aged 29. Son of Mr & Mrs M. D. S. Mackenzie of 14 Fairmount Road, Bexhill. Commemorated on The Pozieres Memorial MR. 27

MAILLON George

Private 27131, 9th Battalion, The Royal Fusiliers. 18th Division. Killed in action on the Somme 7 October 1916. Born St. Pancras and enlisted in Hastings. Next of kin Bexhill. Buried in Beaulencourt British Cemetery Ligny-Thilloy F. 560

MANN Lawrence George

SeSergeant M2/114699, 406 Mechanical Transport Company The Army Service Corps attached to the 1Xth Corps Heavy Artillery. Killed in action near Ypres 31 October 1917. Aged 32. Son of Daniel & Constance Mann of Bexhill. Husband of Mrs J. L. Mann of 23 Monkswell Road Mount Pleasant Exeter Devonshire. Born in Pevensey Bay and enlisted in Southampton. Buried in Bluet Farm Cemetery Belgium B. 13 - See also Bexhill-on-Sea - St Mary Magdelene

MANSFIELD Herbert

Private 9862, 20th Hussars, "A" Squadron, Cavalry Division. Killed in action 4 September 1914. Aged 20. Regular Soldier. Son of James Walter & Sophia Mansfield of Dove House New Park Road Cambridge. Born and enlisted in Cambridge. Bexhill connection unknown. Buried in St. Cyr sur Morin Communal Cemetery.

MANT Henry George

Private G/6272, 9th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 13th Arpil 1917 with British Expeditionary Force. Born Westergate, Sussex, enlisted Bexhill. Buried in LIEVIN COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Grave I. A. 5.

MARSDEN Albert Marmaduke

Private G.11909, 7th Battalion, The Royal West Kent Regiment. 18th Division. Killed in action at Arras 3 May 1917. Born in Bexhill and enlisted in Tonbridge Kent. Next of kin Welling Kent. Commemorated on The Arras Memorial MR. 20 - See also Little Common

MAYER Emile

Bombardier 109340, No. 3. Fire Command, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died at home 15th January 1918. Born in Eccles,near Lancaster and enlisted in Kensington. Next of kin residents of Bexhill. Buried in Bexhill Cemetery.

MAYNE Leonard Everard

[Listed as Lance Corporal on Bexhill memorial] Private 19257, 2nd Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Eastern Ontario Regiment). Died 10th July 1916. Son of Edith Everard Mayne, of "Conmer," 34 Holliers Hill, Bexhill-on-Sea, and the late Henry W. Mayne, L.D.S. Born 25th October 1893 at Plymouth. Bank clerk by trade. Single man. Passed fit 4th September 1914. Enlisted 23rd September 1914 at Valcartier, Canada, age 20. Height 5 feet 10 inches, girth 37 inches, complexion light brown, eyes brown, hair brown, religion Church of England. Two vaccination marks on left arm. Buried in WOODS CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave II. B. 8. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 6078 - 28

McCREEDY Bernard Henry

Private 6244, 9th Battalion, Canadian Infantry. Died 20th February 1915. Age 31. Born 14th October 1883 at Cowes, Isle of Wight. Shipper by trade, married. Had previously served 10 years 3 months with the Royal Navy. Passed fit 31st August 1914. Enlisted 18th September 1914 at Valcartier, Canada, age 30 years 10 months. Height 5 feet 7 inches, girth 35½ inches, complexion dark, eyes greenish-grey, hair black, religion church of England. Tattoo on right forearm of two Cupids, Japanese left forearm, Japanese lizard and ten dancing girls, slight varicose veins. Son of John and Elizabeth McCreedy, of Cowes, Isle of Wight, England; husband of Minnie Rosetta McCreedy, of 732, 53, St. North West, Sunnyside, Calgary, Alberta. Buried in ALL SAINTS CHURCHYARD, NETHERAVON, Wiltshire. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 6666 - 37

MELLO Arnold

2nd Lieutenant, 1st/14th (County of London) Battalion (London Scottish), London Regiment. Died of wounds 17th November 1915 in France & Flanders. Age 29. Son of Adolphe A. E. and Blanche Mello, of 52A, Devonshire Rd., Bexhill-on-Sea. Buried in LILLERS COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave V. A. 1. - See also Bexhill-on-Sea - St Mary Magdelene

MELLO Peter [P F]

Captain, H.M. Transport A21, Royal Navy. *** Cannot find any entires for this man on CWGC *** - See also Bexhill-on-Sea - St Mary Magdelene

MERCER Harry

Private SD.4810. 11th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action on the Rue de Bois 30 June 1916. Aged 18. Son of Charles & Caroline Mercer of Steers Green Catsfield. Born in Bexhill and enlisted in Hastings. Included on Catsfield Parish Churchyard War Memorial. Buried in St. Vaast Post Military cemetery Richebourg F. 631

MITCHELL D

Private, Royal Fusiliers.

MOODY Adrian

Corporal 993, The Royal Flying Corps, No. 59 Artillery Observation Squadron. (RE 8's). Died 16 February 1917. Aged 26. Son of Alexander & Mary Moody. Buried in Boisguillaume Communal Cemetery F. 16

MORGAN William J

Lance Corporal L/12113, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 4th January 1915 in France & Flanders. Born Brede, Sussex, enlisted Bexhill. Buried in RUE-PETILLON MILITARY CEMETERY, FLEURBAIX, Pas de Calais, France. Grave IV. B. 10.

MORLEY Harold Bertram

Gunner 169086, "A" Battery, 190th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds on the Somme, grave lost, 27 October 1916. Born in Pevensey and enlisted in St. Leonards. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial MR. 21

MORLEY James William Ernest

Lance Corporal G/26525, 6th Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Killed in action 30th June 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 33. Born and enlisted Bexhill. Adopted son of John and Hannah Morley, of Bexhill-on-Sea; husband of Alice Jennie Morley, of 25, Arthur Rd., Bexhill-on-Sea, Sussex. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 58 and 59.

MORLEY Thomas

Private 29772, 10th Battalion, The Duke of Cornwalls Light Infantry. 66th Divsion. Killed in action 25 March 1918. Aged 41. Husband of Mrs Mabel Frances Morley of 3 Little Common Road Bexhill Born in Boreham Street Sussex and enlisted in Hastings. Formerly with the Royal West Surreys. Commemorated on The Arras Memorial MR. 20

MORLEY William C

Sapper 909, 2nd Home Counties (491) Field Company, The Royal Engineers. Died of wounds in base hospital at Boulogne 6 May 1915. Aged 39 Husband of Mrs Louisa Gertrude Morley of 8 Salisbury Road Bexhill. Born in Battle and enlisted in St. Leonards. Buried in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery F. 102 - See also Bexhill-on-Sea - St Mary Magdelene

MORRIS George

Sapper 903, 2nd Home Counties (491) Field Company, The Royal Engineers. Killed in action 20 April 1915. Born in Sidley Sussex and enlisted in St. Leonards. Next of kin Bexhill Bedford House Cemetery Enclosure No. 2. Belgium B. 165 - See also Bexhill-on-Sea - St Mary Magdelene

MORTON J J

Private, County And City Of London. - See also Little Common

MULLENS Arthur [James]

Private L.7608, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st. Division. Killed in action at Shrewsbury Forest Ypres 30 October 1914. Aged 28. Son of William & Amelia Mullins later of 10 Bedford Row, Worthing, Sussex. Born in Westminster and enlisted in Chichester. Regular Soldier. Included on the memorial in Rowlands Castle Hampshire. Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial Ypres. MR. 29.

MUNN P

Gunner, Royal Horse And Royal Field Artillery

MUNN Reginald

Private G/8653, 11th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 3rd April 1918 with British Expeditionary Force. Born Hastings, enlisted Bexhill. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 46 and 47. - See also Bexhill-on-Sea - St Mary Magdelene

MUNN Stephen Harry [Henry] [Listed as Harry Stephen on Ninfield memorial] Private G/15847, 12th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 31st July 1917 with British Expeditionary Force. Age 34. Born Ninfield, Sussex, enlisted Bexhill. Son of Samuel and Ann Munn, of Lower St., Ninfield, Sussex; husband of Annie Elizabeth Evernden (formerly Munn), of 2, Cromere Avenue, The Honies, Bexhill-on-Sea. Buried in NEW IRISH FARM CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave II. C. 9. See also Ninfield
MURRELL Percy John

Able/Ordinary Seaman H.M.S. Alcantara, Royal Naval Reserve. Died 29th February 1916. Age 20. Son of Thomas and Harriet Maria Murrell, of 86, Reginald Rd., Bexhill-on-Sea. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. - See also Bexhill-on-Sea - St Mary Magdelene

Note: From Royal Mail Steam Packet Company, she was converted to an Armed Merchant Cruiser in 1915 and was fitted with eight 6 inch guns, two 6 pounders anti-aircraft guns and depth charges. On the 29th of February 1916 while under the command of Captain T. E. Wardle in the Skagerrak she was signalled to intercept an alleged disguised Merchant Ship steaming northwards. At 08:45 a ship was subsequently sighted and was identified as the Norwegian Ship Rena, Andes who was on patrol with Alcantara confirmed that the Rena was the suspected ship and ordered Captain Wardle to intercept and search. Alcantara closed to within 800 yards and a boarding party set out, within minutes the German raider Greif raised the German flag lowered false bulkheads concealing her guns and opened fire. The Alcantara was mortally wounded and soon developed a port list, the Greif was also on fire but was still able to loose torpedoes at Alcantara and Andes, fortunately both missed. At 09:15 the order to abandon Alcantara was issued, the list was so great that many of the ship's complement walked down the ship's side. The Cruiser Comus and Destroyer Munster arrived to pick up survivors and at 11:08 the Alcantara sank. By this time the Greif was well ablaze and at 13:00 she also sank losses on the Alcantara were 72 crew, the Greif 280.

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NEIGHBOUR Walter Bayard

Second Lieutenant, 4th Battalion, The Royal Fusiliers. 3rd. Division. Died of wounds 16 August 1916. Aged 20. Grave lost. Son of Walter & Margaret Neighbour of 1 Parkhurst Road, Bexhill. Educated at Christs Hospital Horsham and Pembroke College Cambridge. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial MR. 21.

De NEUFVILLE, DSO, Croix De Guerre (Belgian) Eustace Charles

Major, 262nd Siege Battery The Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 21 March 1918. Grave lost. Husband of Mrs E. De Neufville of Henstridge Combe Martin North Devon. Awarded Distinguished Service Order (DSO) and Croix de Guerre (Belgium). Commemorated on The Arras Memorial MR. 20

NICHOLLS, DCM, MM Frank Victor

[Spelt NICHOLS on CWGC] Private G/124, 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 4th August 1916 with british Expeditionary Force. Born Kensington, Middlesex, enlisted Bexhill. Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal (D.C.M.) and the Military Medal (M.M.). Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 7 C.

NOAD Charles Stephen Gaisford

Private G.18905, Depot, Middlesex Regiment attached to the Agricultural Company. Died at home 26th June 1917. Husband of Mrs Florence Noad of 12, St.Mary`s Terrace, Ninfield Road, Bexhill. Born in Bishop Auckland,Durham and enlisted in Chichester. Formerly with the East Surreys. Buried in Kensal Green (All Souls) Cemetery.

NORTH, MC [Arthur] Jewell

Captain, 1/4th Battalion, The Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in action 27 September 1918. Aged 34. Son of Colonel & Mrs North of Eltham Kent. Husband of Mrs Adelaide North of "Vale Mascal" Bexley Kent. Awarded the Military Cross (MC). Buried in Fins New British Cemetery Sorel le Grand F. 439

OLIVER Walter

Corporal L.10309, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment 1st. Division. Killed in action near Cambrin 13 August 1918. Aged 20. Son of Walter & Emily Jane Oliver of 22 Cambridge Road Bexhill. Born in Bexhill and enlisted in Chichester. Buried in Cambrin Military Cemetery F. 163

ORCHARD George

Private 203397, 1/1st Battalion, The London Regiment (The Royal Fusiliers). 56th London Division. Killed in action at Arras 3rd May 1917. Aged 31. Son of James & Clara Orchard of Brockley, South London. Husband of Mrs Edith Harriett Orchard of 6, Hillside Road, Bexhill. Born The Old Kent Road and enlisted in Woolwich. Commemorated on The Arras Memorial MR.20.

ORD Ralph

Lieutenant, 10th Battalion, The Rifle Brigade. 20th Light Division. Killed in action on the Somme 18 September 1916. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial MR. 21

ORMSBY Francis James

Second Lieutenant, 13th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment 39th Division. Killed in action at Becourt on the Somme 3 September 1916. Aged 32. Son of Colonel John Becher & Mrs Ormsby of "Overbury" Middlesex Road Bexhill. Buried in Hamel Military Cemetery F. 701

ORSMBY Horation Nelson

Lieutenant, 1/7th Battalion, The Cameronians (The Scottish Rifles) 52nd Lowland Division Gallipoli. Killed in action on Gallipoli 4 June 1915. Commemorated on The Cape Helles Memorial Gallipoli Turkey MR. 4.

OSBORNE Arthur [Frederick]

Private 427657, 46th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Saskatchewan Regiment). Died 11th November 1916. Age 26. Born 9th December 1892 in Bexhill-on-Sea, Sussex. Enlisted and passed fit 14th September 1915 at Moose Jaw, Saskatawan, Canada, age 23 years. Height 5 feet 9½ inches, girth 38 inches, complexion ruddy, eyes brown hair dark brown, religion Church of England. Son of Mrs. Eliza Osborne, of 48, Belmore Rd., Eastbourne who was living at 97 Windsor Road, Bexhill-on-Sea when he enlisted. Native of Mountfield, Sussex. Butcher by trade. Served 2½ years in Cinqueport Rifles, Militia. Single man. Buried in ADANAC MILITARY CEMETERY, MIRAUMONT, Somme, France. Grave VI. E. 1. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 7492 - 57

PAGE Edward

Lance Corporal SD.3417, 13th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action on the Rue de Bois 30 June 1916. Aged 24. Son of Daniel & Nellie Page of 56 Gore Park Road, Eastbourne. Born in Bexhill and enlisted in Canterbury Kent. Commemorated on The Loos Memorial MR. 19

PANNIFER Edward

Private L.7564, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment 1st. Division. Killed in action near Shrewsbury Forest Ypres 31 October 1914. Son of Mr & Mrs Pannifer of Wanganui New Zealand. Husband of Mrs L. R. Pannifer (remarried) later of Birmingham. Born in West Ham East London and enlisted in Eastbourne. Regular Soldier. Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial Ypres Belgium MR. 29 - See also Bexhill-on-Sea - St Mary Magdelene

PARBER[R]Y John Henry

[Spelt PARBERY on CWGC and PARBERG on National Archives of Canada with an additional service number of 43639. There are two sets of attestation papers for him with slight differences. Listed as Private on Bexhill Memorial.] Sapper 925817, 2nd Battalion, Canadian Railway Troops. Died 20th December 1918. Age 24. Born 18th June 1894 (second attestation paper gives 1893) at Bexhill-on-Sea. Served previously 12 months with the 1st Battalion, Div. Ammunition Column. Enlisted and passed fit 18th May 1916 at Regina, Canada according to 2nd set of papers but 30th September 1914 at Valcartier, passed fit 3rd September, according to the first. His details according to the first set of papers give him as enlisted age 21 years and 4 months, height 5 feet 7 inches, girth 35 inches, complexion fair, eyes blue, hair black, religion Church of England. His details according to the second set of papers gives him as enlisting aged 22 years 11 months, height 5 feet 7 inches, girth 34½ inches, complexion ruddy, eyes bluehair light brown, religion Church of England. Son of Mr. John W. and Mrs. A. Parbery, of 36, Windsor Rd., Bexhill-on-Sea. According to attestation papers set 1 he was a plumber by trade and attestation paers set 2 a motorman. Buried in BUSIGNY COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Nord, France. Grave VIII. A. 82. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 7568 - 2

PARSONS, (? C) George

[Listed as Sapper on Bexhill Memorial] Driver 534058, 499th Reserve Field Company), Royal Engineers. Died in England 24th September 1917. Age 28. Born Worthing, Sussex, enlisted Bexhill-on-Sea. Husband of Ellen Kate Parsons, of Oakville, Ontario, Canada. Buried in BEXHILL CEMETERY, Bexhill, Sussex. Grave E. F. P18.

PELLING William Wickens

Private SD.2248, 12th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th.Division. Killed in action on the Rue de Bois 30th JUne 1916. Born in Brightling and enlisted in Hastings. Name included on Brightling Parish Church War Memorial. Commemorated on The Loos Memorial MR.19

PENFOLD Edgar [Thomas]

Private G/2548, 8th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 31st July 1917 with British Expeditionary Force. Age 23. Born Adisham, Kent, enlisted Bexhill. Son of Isaac and Eliza Penfold, of Blooden, Adisham, Canterbury. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 20.

PERRY Ernest

Private G/144, 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Died of wounds 9th October 1915 with British Expeditionary Force. Born Ramsgate, enlisted Bexhill. Son of Mr. W. and Mrs. F. Perry, of 14, Suffolk Rd., Sidley, Bexhill-on-Sea. Buried in BETHUNE TOWN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave IV. F. 56. - See also Bexhill-on-Sea - St Mary Magdelene

PHILP Frederick Thomas Burdett

Lance Corporal G.1102, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st. Division. Killed in action at Richebourg L'Avoue 9 May 1915. Next of kin residents of Bexhill. Born in Hendon Middlesex and enlisted in Hastings. Commemorated on The Le Toret Memorial MR. 22

PHIPPS Edwin Wilfred

Private G.21458. 1st. Battalion, The East Kent Regiment. 6th Division. Died of wounds. 25 September 1917. Aged 19. Son of Mr & Mrs Edwin Phipps of Bexhill later of 3 Eastholm Mansions Highbury Road Weston super Mare. Born in Maidstone Kent and enlisted in Dover. Buried in Bethune Town Cemetery F. 80

PICKNELL Albert Edward

Corporal 73690, 28th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Saskatchewan Regiment). Died 6th June 1916 in France & Flanders. Born 29th October 1877 in Sussex. Enlisted and passed fit 24th October 1914 at Regina, Canada, aged 37. Height 5 feet 6½ inches, complexion dark, eyes brown, hair dark, religion Church of England. A Union Jack the initials B.P. tattooed on right forearm. Husband of Martha Picknell, of 95, McMichael Avenue, East Toronto but at time of enlistment 23 Sidley Street, Bexhill-on-Sea. Gardener by profession. Spent 7 years with Territorial 1st Sussex Royal Engineers. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 18 -26 -28. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 7816 - 15

PIPER, MC Ronald Leslie

[Listed as Lieutenant on memorial] Captain 57th Wilde's Rifles (Frontier Force) attached to 129th Duke of Connaught's Own Baluchis, Indian Army. Died 11th October 1917. Age 21. Son of Towry and Ada Piper, of 3, Cooden Drive, Bexhill-on-Sea, Sussex. Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.). Buried in DAR ES SALAAM WAR CEMETERY, Tanzania. Grave 6. E. 4.

PITTOCK Herbert Frank

Lieutenant, Machine Gun Corps. Died after the war, 27th August 1919. Aged 26. Son of William & Louisa Pittock. Husband of Mrs Celia Mary Pittock of 28, Manor Road, Bexhill. Born in Deal, Kent. Buried in Bexhill Cemetery. - See also Bexhill-on-Sea - St Mary Magdelene

POPE Archie Walter

Private TF.202934, 2/4th Battalion, The Royal Berkshire Regiment 61st. Division. Killed in action at Ypres 22 August 1917. Aged 30. Son of Mr Pope & Mrs Sarah Jane Pope of "Wrestholme" Kinfield Road Bexhill. Husband of Mrs Beatrice Jane Pope (remarried) of Newport Monmouthshire. Born St. Leonards on Sea and enlisted in Bristol. Resident of Newport. Commemorated on The Tyne Cot Memorial Belgium MR. 30

POPHAM-BLYTH Reginald Crommelin

Captain, Gloucestershire Regiment attached Royal Fusiliers. Died 4th June 1915. Son of the Rt. Rev. G. F. Popham Blyth, Bishop in Jerusalem and the East; husband of Norah Blyth, of Beach Towers, Bexhill-on-Sea. Attd. to the Egyptian Army for work under the Sudan Government from 1908-1915. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 101 to 104.

PRESCOTT George Crooke

Corporal 990, 2nd Home Counties Field company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 20th April 1915 in France & Flanders. Born Dublin, enlisted Bexhill-on-Sea, resident Edinburgh. Buried in BEDFORD HOUSE CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Enclosure No.2 Grave V. A. 29.

PRESTON H J C

The only Preston H. J. with R. W. Surreys was this unlikely candidate although he did enlist in Croydon: Private G.974 Preston Harry James 2nd Battalion, The Royal West Surrey Regiment 7th Division. Killed in action at Festubert 16 May 1915. Son of James George & Martha Elizabeth Preston of Tewkesbury Gloucestershire. Born in Bourton on the Water and enlisted in Croydon. Commemorated on The Le Touret Memorial MR. 22

PRYOR Charles John

Private Deal/11646(S), Calais Company, Royal Marine Labour Corps, Royal Navy. Died 2nd December 1918. Age 43. Husband of C. M. Pryor, of 47, Cornwall Rd., Bexhill-on-Sea, Sussex. Buried in LES BARAQUES MILITARY CEMETERY, SANGATTE, Pas de Calais, France. Grave VII. B. 1A.

BEXHILL ON SEA OBSERVER - SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7, 1918

Charles J. Prior

On December 1st, 1918, at 30th General Hospital, France, of bronchitis following influenza. Private Charles J., beloved husband of Clara Prior of 17, Cornwall Road, Bexhill on Sea. Aged 43 years.

PYM, DCM John Scarlett

Second Lieutenant, 6th Battalion, The Royal West Surrey Regiment 12th Division. Killed in action 5 December 1916. Aged 25. Son of Water Pym (Paymaster Captain Royal Navy & Mrs Flora Pym of "Shelwood" Saltash Cornwall. Awarded te Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM). Buried in Wailly Orchard Cemetery F. 174

QUAIFE E

Probably George Henry QUAIFE, Lance Corporal G. 712, 7th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment 12th Division. Killed in action near Guedecourt 7 October 1916. Aged 31. Born in Bexhill and enlisted in Hove. Included on Hastings War Memorial Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial MR. 21.

RANSOM A

Sapper, Royal Engineers

RANSOM A G

[Spelt RANSOME on Little Common] Private, Surrey Yeomanry, Calvary - See also Little Common

RANSOM Alfred William

[Spelt RANSON on CWGC] Private G/8654, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Died of wounds 28th November 1916 with British Expeditionary Force. Age 21. Born and enlisted Bexhill. Son of Alfred Ranson, of 36, Beaconsfield Rd., Bexhill-on-Sea. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Grave O. III. Q. 5. - See also Bexhill-on-Sea - St Mary Magdelene

RANSOM, DCM, MM, Croix De Guerre Frederick James

Sergeant G/574, 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Died of wounds 8th October 1918 with British Expeditionary Force. Age 27. Born Sidley, Sussex, enlisted Bexhill. Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal (D.C.M.), Military Medal (M.M.) and Croixe de Guerre. Son of Fredrick and Caroline Ransom, of 9, North Rd., Sidley, Bexhill-on-Sea. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Grave S. II. I. 20. - See also Bexhill-on-Sea - St Mary Magdelene

RANSOME Arthur W

[Spelt without the E - RANSOM on St Mary memorial] Lance Corporal 55315, 2nd Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Killed in action 20th April 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 22. Born Sidley, Sussex, enlisted Bexhill. Son of Mr. and Mrs. F. Ransom, of 9, North Rd., Sidley, Bexhill-on-Sea. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 77 and 78. - See also Bexhill-on-Sea - St Mary Magdelene

READ Charles Fordham

Sergeant 6152, The Scots Guards Guards Division. Died of wounds in base hospital at Etaples 27 September 1916. Aged 28. Son of George Fordham & Eliza Read of Bexhill. Husband of Mrs Emily Rosa Fordham Read of 122 Guiness Buildings Draycott Avenue Chelsea. Born in Bexhill and enlisted in St. Leonards. Buried in Etaples Military Cemetery F. 40

READ William Albert

Gunner 134740, 59th Siege Battary, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 30th October 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 35. Born Southborough, Kent, enlisted Bexhill.Husband of Florence Kate Read, of 26, Windsor Rd., Bexhill-on-Sea. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave LXVI. M. 4.

BEXHILL ON SEA OBSERVER - SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 1918

Gunner W. A. Read

Butcher Dies of Wounds.

A member of a highly respected Southborough family, gunner William A. read, R. G. A. of Windsor Road, has succumbed to wounds received on the Western Front.

The sad news was conveyed through the Record Office, the earlier intimation being that he was at a base hospital, and that he had a fractured spine. Gunner Read leaves a wife and one child. He had a long record of excellent work as a butcher in civil life to his credit. For about ten years he worked for Messrs. Waghorn at Tunbridge Wells, and afterwards for nine years for Mr. E. P. Waghorn at Western Road. His father was in business at Southborough, and has now retired. A brother worked at Western Road for four or five years. Gunner Read joined up about two years ago.

RELPH J

Sapper, Royal Engineers probably Jonathan Relph, Sapper 554360, 70th Field Company, The Royal Engineers. 12th Division. Died of wounds 24th September 1917. Aged 30. Son of Edwin & Mary Anne Relf of Eastbourne. Husband of Mrs Alice Relf of 1, Hobney Houses Pevensey. Enlisted in Victoria Park, Middlesex. Buried in Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun. F.113.

RICE Frederick Henry

Guardsman 29448, 3rd. Battalion, The Grenadier Guards, The Guards Division. Killed in action at Cambrai 27 November 1917. Born in Wimbledon and enlisted in Hastings. Commemorated on The Cambrai Memorial MR. 17.

ROBARDS William Edwin

Lance Corporal 3763, 2nd Battalion, The Rifle Brigade. 8th Division Killed in action at Aubers Ridge. 9th May 1915. Aged 24. Son of Charles & Kate Robards of 28 Western Road Bexhill. Born Bexhill, enlisted Eastbourne. Buried in Ration Farm Military Cemetery La Chapelle D" Armentieres. F. 82

ROGERS

Alfred

Private 19749, The Coldstream Guards. Guards Division. Killed in action near Langemarck 9 October 1917. Aged 37. Son of James & Elizabeth Rogers of Enfield Middlesex. Husband of Mrs Alice Rogers of Bexhill. Born & enlisted in Enfield Middlesex. Buried in Ruissseau Farm Cemetery Langemarck Belgium B. 87

RUNACRE

Reginald James

Gunner 905892, "C" Battery, 107th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 2 November 1918. Aged 21. Son of James & Jemima Runacre of 10 Belmont Terrace Sidley. Born and enlisted in St. Leonards. Buried in Cross Road Cemetery Fontaine au Bois F. 521

BEXHILL ON SEA OBSERVER - SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7, 1918

Signaller R. J. Runacre

One of the last local victims of the war was Signaller Reginald James Runacre, R.F.A., youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. James Runacre, of Belmont Terrace, Sidley. He was killed in action on the 2nd November, but the sad news was only received by his parents on Thursday morning of last week in a letter from a comrade who was next to him at the time, and was himself wounded. The official news was received the same night. The chum has kindly written giving details of Signaller Runacre’s burial, and the assurance that he did not suffer in his death.

Signaller Runacre was only 21 years of age. He was in the grocery business at Sidley before joining up in 1915. He was a young man of fine physique, and his loss in almost the last fighting is much regretted. A brother, Gunner G. Runacre is now in England, in hospital, sick. Another brother (Percy) in France with the Royal West Kent Regiment, has just rejoined his battalion after illness.

SACKVILLE Gilbert George Reginald

Lieutenant, H.M.M.L. "California.", Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Died 16th December 1915. Age 46. (Served as DE LA WARR). 8th Earl De La Warr. Son of the late Reginald Windsor Sackville, 7th Earl De La Warr; husband of Hilda, Countess De La Warr (now Mrs. John Dennis). Buried in MESSINA TOWN CEMETERY, Italy. Section 2. Row 2. Grave 4.

SANSOM Alfred John

Lieutenant Colonel, 5th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Died 5th JUly 1917. Age 50. Son of James and Phebe Sansom; husband of Ivy Sansom, of 5, Brassey Rd., Bexhill, Sussex. Buried in FAUBOURG D'AMIENS CEMETERY, ARRAS, Pas de Calais, France. Grave V. J. 1.

SAUNDERS J

Lance Corporal, Royal Berkshire Regiment.

SCOTCHER George

Lance Corporal 4016, 9th Lancers, Cavalry Division. Killed in action 29 September 1914. Born and enlisted in Hastings. Resident of St. Leonards. Buried in LONGUEVAL COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Aisne, France. Grave B.7. - See also Bexhill-on-Sea - St Mary Magdelene

SCOTCHER Thomas Ernest

Driver 92367, 211th Field Company, The Royal Engineers. Died in military hospital at Sangatte Calais 3 November 1918. Aged 22. Husband of Mrs T. E. Scotcher (remarried) later of St. Leonards on Sea. Born in St. Leonards and enlisted in Hastings. Buried in Les Baraques Military Cemetery Sangatte Calais. F. 65 - See also Bexhill-on-Sea - St Mary Magdelene

SCOTT Arthur Ernest Mortimer

Lieutenant, 4th Battalion, The Royal Fusiliers. 3rd. Division. Killed in action on the Somme 7 November 1916. Aged 22. Only son of Frederick & Ella Mortimer Scott. Born in India. Educated at Eastbourne College. and London University. Enlisted Sept. 1914. Gazetted 1915 Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial MR. 21.

SEWELL Frederick Charles

Corporal 33440, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 15th March 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 36. Born Keston, Kent, enlisted and resident Bexhill. Son of Richard and Fanny Sewell; husband of Mrs G. W. Robinson (formerly Sewell), of Langham Rd., Robertsbridge, Sussex. Founder of The Bexhill Tradesmen's Stretcher Bearer Coy. for wounded soldiers. Formerly 25022, Northamptonshire Regiment. Buried in ACHIET-LE-GRAND COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Grave III. J. 24. - See also Bexhill-on-Sea - St Mary Magdelene

SHANNON William Arthur

Private G.27179, 4th Battalion, The Royal Fusiliers 3rd. Division. Killed in action on the Somme 16 August 1916. Aged 20. Son of Mr & Mrs William Shannon of 68 Amhurst Road, Bexhill. Born in Boston USA. and enlisted in Hastings. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial MR. 21. - See also Bexhill-on-Sea - St Mary Magdelene

SHARPIN Frank Lloyd

2nd Lieutenant, 9th Battalion attached 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died 14th Ocotber 1916. Age 33. Son of Archdeacon F. L. Sharpin (late of Bombay) and Helen Georgina, his wife, of 37 Eversley Rd., Bexhill-on-Sea. Volunteered for H.A.C. from the staff of the London County and Westminster Bank in Aug., 1914. Wounded March, 1915 at St. Eloi. Gazetted Sept., 1915. Born at Bombay. Buried in GROVE TOWN CEMETERY, MEAULTE, Somme, France. Grave I. B. 4.

SHEPHERD James Harper

Private TF.2393 [SDGW 2293], 1st/5th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Killed in action near Richebourg L`Avoue, 9th May 1915. Aged 18. Son of Charles & Mary Shepherd of 15, Alexandra Road, Bexhill. Born in Leytonstone and enlisted in Hastings. Commemorated on The Le Touret Memorial MR.22.

SHEPHERD, MM Harold Ralph

Gunner 4914, 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, Australian Field Artillery. Died of wounds 17th August 1917. Age 29. Born London, enlisted Pentland, Queensland, Australia. Son of Charles and Mary Elizabeth Shepherd, of 15, Alexander Rd., Bexhill-on-Sea, Sussex. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.) - date of London Gazette: 28 September 1917, page 10038, position 75 - date of Commonwealth of Australia Gazette: 24 January 1918, page 84, position 57. Buried in BRANDHOEK NEW MILITARY CEMETERY No.3, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave II. B. 33.

SHOESMITH David William

Private G.16070, 7th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment 12th Division. Killed in action at Aveluy Wood during the March Retreat 28 March 1918. Born in Bexhill and enlisted in Hastings. Commemorated on The Pozieres Memorial. MR. 27. - See also Bexhill-on-Sea - St Mary Magdelene

SIMCOX Charles Grovesnor

Private 6626, 1/28th Battalion, The London Regiment (The Artists Rifles) 63rd. Royal Naval Division. Died in military hospital at St. Omer 13 April 1916. Enlisted in London. Next of kin residents of Sidley Bexhill. Buried in Longuenesse Souvenir Cemetery St. Omer F. 134.

SIMMONS Alfonso

Sapper 145830, 57th Field Company The Royal Engineers. 49th Division. Died 28 October 1916. Aged 30. Son of William & Sarah Simmons of 69 Sidley Street Sidley Bexhill. Born in Ninfield Sussex and enlisted in Hastings. St. Pol Communal Cemetery Extension. F. 787

SIMMONS Newton

Private G.12593, 9th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 24th Division. Died of wounds 7 December 1916. Aged 25. Son of William & Sarah Simmons of Sidley. Born in Ninfield and enlisted in Tonbridge Kent. Included on Sidley Parish Church Memorial (8th Batt. in SDGW Part 40) Buried in Barlin Communal Cemetery Extension F. 12

SINNETT Charles

Private 5550, 1st. Battalion, The Border Regiment. 29th Division. Killed in action in Belgium 11 April 1918. Aged 36. Son of Rosalin Sinnett of 1 St. Mary's Cottages Ninfield Road Sidley Bexhill. Born and enlisted in London. Resident of Plaistow. Commemorated on The Ploegsteert Memorial Belgium MR. 32

SLATER Ronald Mortimer

Lieutenant, The Worcestershire Regiment (Battalion, not recorded but either 1 2 or 3rd.) Died of wounds at Merville 21 November 1914. Son of Major M. J. Slater Royal Engineers and Mrs Hilda Slater of "The Vicarage", Chudleigh Knighton, Devonshire. Buried in Merville Communal Cemetery F. 345.

SLOANE, MM Nelson

Listed as SOANE on memorial] Corporal G.16696, 6th Battalion, The Royal West Kent Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action near Monchy 17 September 1917. Aged 36. Son of Mr & Mrs Thomas Soane of Rotherfield. Husband of Mrs F. H. Soane of Town Road Rotherfield. (Not on Rotherfield W. M.) Born in Buxted, Sussex and enlisted in Tunbridge, Wells Kent. (Connection with Bexhill a mystery!). Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). Buried in Windmill British Cemetery Monchy F. 155.

SNELLING Stanley Morris

Private 129925, "D" Company, 72nd Battalion, Canadian Infantry (British Columbia Regiment). Died 24th November 1916. Age 42. Born 29th July 1873 in London. Enlisted 5th October 1915 in Vancouver, British Columbia aged 42 years and 3 months, passed fit on 4th October. Height 5 feet 6 inches, girth 41 inches, complexion fair, eyes light blue, hair brown, religion church of England. Brown birthmarks on front left arm. Son of the late Edward and Elizabeth Snelling, of Bexhill-on-Sea, Sussex; brother of Mrs Marion Martin (nee Snelling), Glibe Lodge, Shalford Road, Guilford. Store keeper by profession. Served with the Royal Sussex Regiment in South Africa (Boer War). Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave XX. C. 4. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 9135 - 12

SOUTHGATE Robert W

Private 13519, 8th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. 21st Division. Killed in action at Arras 3rd May 1917. Aged 38. Husband of Mrs Agnes Louisa Southgate of 1, Stone Cottage, White Hill, Bexhill. Born in Melton Mowbray and enlisted in Westminster. Commemorated on The Arras Memorial MR. 20

SPRAY Ernest

Private 34988, 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 24th April 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 31. Born, resident and enlisted Bexhill-on-Sea. Son of Nelson and Elisabeth Spray, of Collington Lane, Little Common, Bexhill-on-Sea; husband of Mabel Spray, of 20, Sidley St., Sidley, Bexhill-on-Sea. Formerly 31271, Suffolk Regiment. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7. - See also Little Common

SPRAY Frank

Gunner 56567, No 36 Siege Battery, The Royal Garrison Artillery (T.F.) Died of wounds. 3 May 1917. Born Bexhill, enlisted Stratford Essex. Resident of Bexhill. Buried in Athies Communal Cemetery Extension F. 451 - See also Bexhill-on-Sea - St Mary Magdelene

STEVENS Mark

Private 42074, 2nd Battalion, The Manchester Regiment. 30th Division. Wounded in action near Ypres and died 12 October 1917. Born in Eastbourne and enlisted in Battle. Formerly Royal Sussex. Buried in Hooge Crater Cemetery Zillebeke Belgium B. 112

STEVENS W George

[Spelt STEPHENSON on St Mary's Memorial] Guardsman 16675, 2nd Battalion, The Scots Guards. Died at home January 1919. Buried in Bexhill Cemetery.

STEVENSON Leonard Percival

[Spelt STEPHENSON on St Mary's Memorial] Private G/3774, 8th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action 18th August 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 19. Born, resident and enlisted Bexhill. Son of Walter and Emily Stevenson, of 73, Reginald Rd., Bexhill-on-Sea. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 5 D. - See also Bexhill-on-Sea - St Mary Magdelene

STONE William George

Private SD/1471, 12th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 3rd september 1916 with British Expeditionary Force. Born Little Common, Sussex, enlisted Bexhill. Buried in HAMEL MILITARY CEMETERY, BEAUMONT-HAMEL, Somme, France. Grave I. E. 33.

SUMMERS William [James]

Lance Corporal, 7371, "A" Company, 1st. Battalion, The Dorsetshire Regiment 5th Division. Killed in action near La Basse 13 October 1914. Aged 29. Son of Josiah & Elizabeth Summers. Born in Fratton Hants and enlisted in St. Leonards. Commemorated on The Le Touret Memorial MR. 22.

SWINEY Ernest Robert Rainier

Brevet Colonel, 1st Battalion, 39th Garhwal Rifles, Indian Army. Died 30th December 1915. Age 52. Husband of Mabel Swiney. Commemorated on the CHATBY MEMORIAL, Egypt.

Note: In April 1887, the raising of the 2/3 Gorkha Rifles was ordered with a class composition of six Garhwali and two Gorkha companies. In 1891, the two Gorkha Companies were separated and the remaining six Garhwali companies were re-designated as the 39th Garhwal Regiment of the Bengal Infantry. Another battalion was added to the Regiment and both took part in the Great War. The Garhwalis were the 'find' of the period and proved themselves in Flanders and other battles in Europe, despite the heavy casualties suffered. Later these battalions also served in Mesopotamia (present-day Iraq) and Salonika.

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TARRANT George Frederick

Lance Corporal 3835, 1/9th Battalion, The London Regiment (Queen Victorias Rifles) 56th London Division. Killed in action near Gommecourt 1 July 1916. Aged 22. Son of George & Mria Theresa Tarrant of 68 Station Road Bexhill Enlisted in London. Resident of Fulham. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial MR. 21

TAYLOR Edward Charles

Private Sd/864, 11th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Died of wounds 1st July 1916 with British Expeditionary Force. Born St Pancras, Middlesex, enlisted Bexhill. Buried in MERVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nord, France. Grave VI. Q. 73.

TAYLOR Gilbert Charles

Private 26289, 5th Battalion, The Wiltshire Regiment. 13th Division. Killed in action in Mesopotamia 11 January 1917. Born in Wimbledon and enlisted in Hastings. Resident of Bexhill. Formerly with the Royal Field Artillery. Buried in Amara War Cemetery Iraq. 5. - See also Little Common

TAYLOR Henry Young Cameron

Captain, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died at home 25 August 1917. Aged 44. Son of Alexander & Jennie Taylor. Husband of Mrs Eothen Taylor of "Lochiel" Watford Road Northwood Middlesex. Qualifications MB, CM, FRCS ED. Buried in Morningside Cemetery Edinburgh.

TAYLOR Norman Willis

Midshipman, H.M.S. Bulwark, Royal Navy. Died 26th November 1914. Buried in WOODLANDS CEMETERY, GILLINGHAM, Kent. Naval. 15. 763.

Note: HMS Bulwark, a battleship of 15,000 tons, was moored to No.17 buoy in Kethole Reach on the River Medway, almost opposite the town of Sheerness, Isle of Sheppy, Kent. She had been there for some days. On the morning of 26th November 1914 around 7:30 she blew up.

For more details see the The Accidental Death of HMS Bulwark (1914)

THORNE Guy Stafford

Captain, The Royal Flying Corps, Number 13 Artillery Observation Squadron (BE 2c's) Killed in action 18 March 1917. Commemorated on The Arras Flying Services Memorial.

THORNE Harold Underhill Hatton

Lt. Colonel, 12th Battalion, Royal Scots. 15th Scottish Division. (Formerly with the Royal Berkshires). Killed in action at Arras 9 April 1917. Son of Colonel & Mrs Edwin Thorne of Wolverhampton. Husband of Mrs Evelyn May Thorne of 60 Courtfield Gardens London. Buried in St. Nicholas British Cemetery F. 97

TICKNER A G

Sergeant Major, Royal Horse And Royal Field Artillery

TIPPETT Henry

Lance Corporal G/1712, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Died of wounds 29th January 1915 with British Expeditionary Force. Age 26. Born St Pancras, Middlesex, enlisted Bexhill. Son of John and Ellen Tippett. Buried in CHOCQUES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave I. A. 8.

TOMBLINGS Eric Honton Griffith

Lieutenant. The Royal Engineers. Died at home 21 January 1916. Aged 27. Son of Lt. Colonel & Mrs F. G. Tomblings. (A.M.I.C.E.). Buried in Campsall Old Cemetery Yorkshire.

TRULUCK Bertie

Private 291169, 9th Battalion, The Royal Fusiliers. 18th Division Killed in action on the Somme 4 August 1916. Born in Hastings and enlisted in Chichester. Resident of Bexhill. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial MR. 21

TUCKWELL Humphrey Ansell Henry

Lieutenant, No. 65 Squadron, Royal Air Force. (Sopwith Camels). Killed in action 4th July 1918. Aged 22. Son of Philip Edward & Agnes Tuckwell. Born at Woodbridge, Suffolk. Buried in Heath Cemetery, Harbonnieres. F.526. - See also Bexhill-on-Sea - St Mary Magdelene

TURK Percy Cyril

Private 25699, 13th Battalion, The East Surrey Regiment. 40th Division Died of wounds 13 December 1917. Son of Mr & Mrs Stephen Turk of Bexhill. Aged 40. Husband of Mrs Annie Louisa Turk of 38 Cornwall Road, Bexhill. Born St. Johns and enlisted in Hastings. Buried in Bucquoy Road Cemetery Ficheaux F. 214 - See also Bexhill-on-Sea - St Mary Magdelene

TURNER William Arthur

Sapper 1500, 1st/2nd Home Counties Field Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 14th August 1915 in France & Flanders. Born tunbridge Wells, Kent, enlisted Bexhill-on-Sea. Buried in BRONFAY FARM MILITARY CEMETERY, BRAY-SUR-SOMME, Somme, France. Grave I. B. 32. - See also Bexhill-on-Sea - St Mary Magdelene

TUTTIETT Laurence William

Captain, 12th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Died 3rd September 1916. Age 26. Only Son of Laurence Rayner Tuttiett; husband of Frances Alice Tuttiett, of 89 The Avenue, West Ealing, London. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 7 C. - See also Bexhill-on-Sea - St Mary Magdelene

UNICOMBE William [Ernest]

Private G/5054, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Died of wounds 12th February 1916 with British Expeditionary Force. Age 20. Born Breckley, Sussex, enlisted Bexhill. Grandson of Mrs. E. Unicombe, of 24, Sackville Rd., Bexhill-on-Sea. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Grave A. 17. 17.

VENESS William Sydney

Private 60730, 8th Battalion, The Royal Fusiliers. 12th Division. Killed in action at Arras 3 May 1917. Born Bodle Street Green and enlisted in Eastbourne. Resident of Bexhill Commemorated on The Arras Memorial MR. 20 - See also Little Common

VINCETT George John [H] [Jack]

[Listed as Jack on St Mary Memorial] Sapper 962, 2nd Home Counties (491) Field Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 20 April 1915. Born in Hastings and enlisted in St. Leonards. Next of kin Bexhill Buried in Bedford House Cemetery Enclosure No. 2. Belgium B 165 - See also Bexhill-on-Sea - St Mary Magdelene

VONBERG Leslie Cyril

Private 1054208, 14th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment). Died 27th September 1918 in France & Flanders. Son of Clement Von Berg, I.S.O., and Miriam Maud Von Berg, of 28, Dorset Rd., Bexhill-on-Sea. Born at Croydon. Buried in SAINS-LES-MARQUION BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave I. C. 27. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 9967 - 40

WAITE Edwin Charles

Private L/8495, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 13th November 1914 with the British Expeditionary Force. Age 27. Born catsfield, Sussex, enlisted Hastings. Son of James and Charlotte Waite, of 14, North Rd., Sidley, Bexhill, Sussex. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 20. - See also Bexhill-on-Sea - St Mary Magdelene

WAITE Eldred

Private 60855, 101st Company, Labour Corps. Died of wounds 13th May 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 37. Born Catsfield, Sussex, enlisted Bexhill, resident Sidley, Sussex. Son of James and Charlotte Waite, of 14, North Rd., Sidley, Bexhill-on-Sea. Formerly 31812, Royal Fusiliers. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Grave P. XI. I. 11A. - See also Bexhill-on-Sea - St Mary Magdelene

WAKELY Walter

Lance Sergeant 18930, 4th Battalion, The Grenadier Guards The Guards Division. Killed in action on the Somme 15 November 1916. Aged 27. Son of Richard & Mary Wakely. Husband of Mrs Alice J. Wakely of "Eversley" 15 Mitten Road Bexhill. Born and enlisted in Brighton. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial MR. 21

WALKER Alfred Joseph

Private G/3521, 8th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action 6th July 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 19. Born Eastbourne, enlsited and resident Bexhill-on-Sea. Son of Joseph William and Emma Walker, of 30, Reginald Rd., Bexhill-on-Sea, Sussex. Buried in POND FARM CEMETERY, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave B. 20.

WAREBURTON Samuel

Private TF.204143, 7th Battalion, The Royal West Kent Regiment. 18th Division. Died of wounds 26 April 1918. Aged 36. Son of Ebeneezer & Harriett Warburton of Bexhill Born in Buxted Sussex and enlisted in Canterbury Kent. Buried in Crouy British Cemetery Crouy sur Somme F. 29

WARNER E W

Private, Royal Sussex Regiment. - Have not identified this man in the ranks of the Royal Sussex

WATSON Alfred John

Private 30241, 1st/6th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Died of wounds 24th June 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 21. Born and enlisted Bexhill-on-Sea. Son of Alfred John and Florence Susie Watson (step-mother), of 5, Belmont Terrace, Sidley, Bexhill. Buried in MONTECCHIO PRECALCINO COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Italy. Plot 3. Row B. Grave 8. - See also Bexhill-on-Sea - St Mary Magdelene

WEBSTER-JONES Alfred Owen

Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion, The Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. 2nd Division. Killed in action on the Somme 13 November 1916. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial MR. 21.

WHALEY Oswald Stanley

Second Lieutenant, 10th Battalion, The Hampshire Regiment. 10th (Irish) Division. Killed in action near Anzac Cove 10 August 1915. Aged 25. Son of The Rev. & Mrs Oswald Whaley of 32 Sutherland Avenue Bexhill. B. A. Christs College Cambridge. Commemorated on The Cape Helles Memorial Gallipoli Turkey. MR. 4.. - See also Little Common

WHITEMAN Harold Ernest

[Listed as WHILEMAN on memorial] Second Lieutenant, 8th Battalion, The Hampshire Regiment attached to the Royal Flying Corps. Killed while flying 23 October 1916. Aged 21. Son of Ernest & Annie Whiteman of Janebrooke Midland Junction, Western Australia. A Rhodes Scholar. Buried in Bexhill Cemetery.

WHITE

Harry William

Private 44707, 10th Battalion, The South Wales Borderers 38th Welsh Division "D" Coy. Killed in action 8 October 1918. Aged 21. Son of Henry & Florence White of 63 Chandler Road Bexhill Enlisted in St. Leonards. Formerly with the Royal Engineers. Buried in Guizancourt Farm Cemetery. Gouy. F. 845

WHITELEY

Laurence

Lieutenant, 1/5th Battalion, The Royal Highlanders (The Black Watch) 51st. Division attached to the Machine Gun Corps. Killed in action at Ypres 31 July 1917. Aged 32. Son of Seth & Annie Elizabeth Whiteley of 30 Collegiate Crescent Sheffield. B. A. Durham University. Buried in Wieltje Farm Cemetery Belgium. B. 93

WHORK

Alexander [James]

Sergeant 39436, 288th Siege Battery The Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 28 March 1918. Aged 22. Son of Mr & Mrs James Whork of Manchester Husband of Mrs Winifred Alice Whork (remarried Saunders) later of 130 St. Georges Road Reading. Born in Salford Lancs and enlisted in Ashton under Lyne. Buried in Mindel Trench British Cemetery, St. Laurant Blangy. F. 729

WHYBORN

Clement William

Bombardier 67081, Royal Field Artillery, 31st. Battery. 37th Brigade. Killed in action on The Marne 15 September 1914. Aged 22. Son of Mr & Mrs Whyborn of 14 Sylvester Road, Bexhill. Born & enlisted in Hastings. Commemorated on the Ferte Sous Jouarre Memorial MR. 15

WILEMAN Gerald Watkins Brett

Captain, 2nd Battalion, The South Wales Borderers. 29th Division. Killed in action near Fricourt 8 September 1916. Buried in Peake Wood Cemetery Fricourt F. 151 - See also Bexhill-on-Sea - St Mary Magdelene

WILLIAMS David Marmaduke

Lieutenant, Second Battalion, The South Staffordshire Regiment. Second Division. Killed in action near Loos 25 September 1915. Aged 25. Born in Hereford. Son of Frederick John & Amelia Mary Williams of 6 Buckhurst Road Bexhill. Buried in Cabaret Rouge British Cemetery F. 924

WILSON William

[Listed as Sapper on Bexhill Memorial] Pioneer 534173, 491st Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died of wounds 22nd August 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Eastbourne, enlisted Bexhill-on-Sea. Buried in BAGNEUX BRITISH CEMETERY, GEZAINCOURT, Somme, France. Grave VI. A. 3. - See also Bexhill-on-Sea - St Mary Magdelene

WINBORN Norman Kenward

Bombardier 135614, "B" Battery, 107th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. 24th Division. Died of wounds suffered near Ypres 1 August 1917. Aged 28. Son of Mr & Mrs Amos Winborn of Bexhill. Husband of Mrs Annie Agnes Winborn (remarried) later of Canada. B. Bexhill and enlisted in Hastings. Buried in Godeswaersvelde British Cemetery F. 139

WINCHESTER Charles [Charlie]

[Listed as Gunner, Royal Horse And Royal Field Artillery on memorial] Private SD.752, 16th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 74th. (Yeomanry) Division. Killed in action during the final advance 14th October 1918. Aged 27. Son of Mark & Lucy Winchester of 14, Ringwood Road, Bexhill. Born in Ashburnham and enlisted in Horsham Formerly with the 11th Battalion. Included on Warnham (near Horsham) War Memorial and Ashburnham Place Parish Church and Ninfield War Memorials. Burired in Cambrin Military Cemetery F.163

WOOD A C

[Listed as Lieutenant on Bexhill memorial] Second Lieutenant 4/178A, 2nd Battalion, 3rd New Zealand Rifle Brigade. Son of Helen Wood, of 55, Harrow Rd., Bexley, Sydney, Australia, and the late Charles Wood; husband of Mrs. J. B. Wood, of 31, Eversley Rd., Bexhill-on-Sea, Sussex. Also served at Gallipoli with No. 1 Coy. New Zealand Engineers. Born in New South Wales, Australia. Buried in LE QUESNOY COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Nord, France. Grave I. A. 8.

WOOD H C

Gunner, Royal Horse And Royal Field Artillery either Herbert Oliver Wood, Gunner 14231, C Battery, 92nd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 2nd June 1916. Born in Bexhill and enlisted in Bexhill. No other CWGC details. Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial,Ypres, MR.29. or Harold Wood, Sergeant 43820, 17th Heavy Battery, The Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 17th December 1916. Born in Ewhurst,Sussex and enlisted in Bath. Residence Bexhill on Sea. (Parents ?). Buried in Peronne Road Cemetery, Maricourt. This latter man does not appear at Ewhurst and enlisted in Bath so the former seems favourite.

WOOD Herbert Lewis

Gunner 233790, "C" Battery, 315th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds in base hospital at Rouen, 26th MAy 1918. Aged 29. Son of Thomas & Elizabeth Wood of Bexhill. Husband of Mrs Edith Wood of "Sunnyside", Belle Hill, Bexhill. Enlisted in London. Buried in St.Sever Communal Cemetery Extension,Rouen F.146. - See also Bexhill-on-Sea - St Mary Magdelene

WOOD Milton

Private L.7877, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st. Division. Wounded on the Somme near Bazentin and died on the 26 August 1916. Aged 27. Son of Mr & Mrs Wood of Sidley. Born in Hollington Hastings and enlisted in Hastings. Regular Soldier. Included on Sidley Parish Church Memorial Buried in Heilly Station Cemetery F. 833

WOOD Samuel

Private L.8277, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st. Division. Wounded near Ypres and died at Wimereux 22 November 1914. Aged 33. Born in Ringmer Sussex and enlisted in Chichester. Regular Soldier. Next of kin Bexhill. Buried in Wimereux Communal Cemetery F. 64

WOODS Cecil Joseph

[Listed as Corporal on Bexhill memorial] Acting 2nd Corporal, 491st Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died of wounds 19th May 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 22. Enlisted Bexhill-on-Sea. Son of Amelia Ann Woods, of Bexhill-on-Sea, Sussex. Buried in LAPUGNOY MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave IV. A. 14.

WOOLLCOMBE Charles Stephenson

Second Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion, The Kings Own Scottish Borderers 5th Division. Killed in action near Festubert 12 October 1914. Aged 18. Son of Lt. General Sir C. L. Woollcombe KCB. KCMG & Dame Agnes Meade Woollcombe of "Chat Moss" Bexhill Buried in Browns Road Military Cemetery Festubert F. 260

WRINCH Harry Durrill

Lieutenant, Royal Field Artillery, "B" Battery, 115th Brigade. Salonikan Units. Died of wounds in Greece 20 August 1916. Aged 25. Son of Henry Cordy & Janet Wrinch of Dingley Dell Felixstowe Suffolk. Formerly of Bexhill. Buried in Karasouli Military Cemetery Gr. 6.

IN PROUD AND GRATEFUL MEMORY OF
THE MEN AND WOMEN OF BEXHILL WHO GAVE
THEIR LIVES IN THE FIGHT FOR FREEDOM
1939 - 1945
AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN AND IN THE
MORNING WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.
ADAMS William Ronald

Bombardier 929221, 114 Fied Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 3rd April 1944. Aged 30. No known grave. Commemorated on RANGOON MEMORIAL, Myanmar. Face 2.

ARSCOTT Gordon Owen

Pilot Officer (Pilot0 41145, 59 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 4th May 1940. Aged 19. Son of Owen and Beatrice Arscott, of Bexhill-on-Sea. Buried in DIEPPE CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY, HAUTOT-SUR-MER, Seine-Maritime, France. Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 65.

BAKER, DSM Frank Ernest

Supply Assistant P/MX 70240, H.M.S. Anking, Royal Navy. Died 4th March 1942. Aged 29. Son of Walter John and Caroline Mary Arm Baker; husband of Grace Ellen Baker, of Littlemore Oxfordshire. Awarded the Distinguished Service Medal (D.S.M.) according to the memorial. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 69. Column 3.

BALL James [Alan]

[Memorial states Able Seaman] Sailor, S.S. Manaqui (London), Merchant Navy. Died 15th March 1942. Aged 21. Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Ball, of Bexhill-on-Sea, Sussex. No known grave. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London. Panel 67.

BARKER K A

Flying Officer, Royal Air Force - *** Cannot locate on CWGC ***

BARNES Charles Clarence

Sergeant (Air Gunner) 1803398, 101 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 12th June 1944. Aged 19. Son of Clarence and Patience Barnes, of Colliers Green, Sussex. Buried in EVREUX COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Eure, France. Row B. Collective grave 31-37.

BARTHOLEMEW Eric Albert Rudloph

Private 6410093, 70th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Died 27th June 1943. Aged 20. Son of John Rudolph and Ethel Mary Bartholomew, of Bexhill-on-Sea. Buried in BEXHILL CEMETERY, Sussex. Division C. Section D. Row G. Grave 23.

BILDERBECK Anthony

Pilot Officer 33535, 224 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 9th December 1940. Aged 20. Son of Colonel Alured Charles Lowther O'shee Bilderbeck, I.M.S., and Josephine Christine Bilderbeck, of Bexhill-on-Sea, Sussex. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 7.

BIRNIE John Richard Michael

Lieutenant 256106, Rifle Brigade attached 1st Battalion, Green Howards (Yorkshire Regiment). Died 4th February 1944. Aged 20. Son of John Richard and Josepha Birnie, of Bexhill-on-Sea, Sussex. Buried in MINTURNO WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot III. Row E. Grave 25.

BLACK John Kenneth Osborne

Lieutenant 160578, 2nd Battalion, Wiltshire Regiment. Died 4th April 1944. Aged 27. Son of John and Olive G. Black; husband of Mary Patience Black, of Burton, Hampshire. B.A.(Cantab.). Buried in BEACH HEAD WAR CEMETERY, ANZIO, Italy. Plot IX. Row D. Grave 1.

BOLD F R

Sergeant, Royal Air Force *** Cannot locate on CWGC ***

BRUCE A L

Lieutenant, Army Recce Corps.

BURCHETT Walter V

Leading Seaman P/J 104592, H.M.S. Transylvania, Royal Navy. Died 10th August 1940. Age 34. Son of Walter and Aida Burchett; husband of Queenie Victoria Joan Burchett. Buried in GREENOCK CEMETERY, Renfrewshire, Scotland. I. Recess. Queen Victoria Ground. Collective grave 41B.

BURT A D

Lance Corporal, Army Royal Hampshire Regiment.

BUSH R H A

Private, Army Royal Sussex Regiment.

CANE G T

Leading Aircraftman, Fleet Air Arm

CHESSON K C D

Signalman, Army Royal Corps Of Signals.

CHRISMAS C

Private

COLE, DSM F S

Leading Seaman, Royal Navy

COLEMAN F G

Able Seaman, Royal Navy

CORNELIUS L A

Air Fit (O), Fleet Air Arm

CRANE R F

Private, Army The Buffs.

CROWHURST N J

Private, Army Auxillary Territorial Service,

DALE, DFC L G E

Wing Commander, Royal Air Force

DALLAS-SMITH, MC A C

Captain, Army K.E.O. Gurkha Rifles.

DENCH Arthur Thomas

Guardsman 2617852, Grenadier Guards and 'B' Sqadron, 2nd Battalion, Special Air Service Regiment, A.A.C. Killed in action 5th October 1943 in the battle for Termoli as part of 'Operation Jonquil' rescuing Allied prisoners-of-war behind enemy limes.. Aged 33. Son of Arthur and Kate Dench; husband of Marjorie Joyce Dench, of Bexhill-on-Sea, Sussex, father of Paul. No known grave. Commemorated on CASSINO MEMORIAL, Italy. Panel 3.

DOUGLAS K C

Captain, Army Sherwood Rangers,

DUNCAN A F

Rifleman, Army Rifle Brigade.

DUNCAN, GC C A

Private, Army Parachute Regiment.

ERREY N W

Gunner, Army Royal Artillery.

EVETT S

Leading Air, Fleet Air Arm

FAULKNER W H

Private, Army Royal Norfolk Regiment.

FLINT G

2nd Off, Merchant Navy

FLOWERS J G R

Lt. (A), Fleet Air Arm

FRENCH H W

Lt. (A), Fleet Air Arm

FULLER E H

Private, Army Royal Sussex Regiment.

FULLER, (P.F.) F T

Sergeant, Royal Air Force

GREEN H

L/Sergeant, Army Royal Artillery.

GREEN H

Sergeant, Army Royal Corps Of Signals.

GREEN W

Sapper, Army Royal Engineers.

GRONCHEY H R

Sergeant, Royal Air Force

GURR D H

Off Stwd, Royal Navy

HALL L E

Qs, Royal Navy

HARMER R S

Private, Army Queens Royal Regiment.

HARPER L K

S/Lt (A), Fleet Air Arm

HARRIS A

Gunner, Army Royal Artillery.

HARRISON R G B

Sergeant, Royal Air Force

HENLEY, MM V G

Flight Lieutenant, Royal Air Force

HOLMES H H L

S/Lt (A), Fleet Air Arm

HUTCHINS W F

Company Sergeant Major, Army Royal Hampshire Regiment.

HUTCHINSON A B

Gunner, Army Royal Artillery.

JENSEN J H

Lieutenant, Army Royal Berkshire Regiment.

JONES ST M

Sergeant, Royal Air Force

JORY J

Lieutenant, Army Coldstream Guards.

KEARN T

Corporal, Army The Buffs.

KEMR Mcl

Lt. N, Fleet Air Arm Dsc

KING A W A

Trooper, Army Recce Corps.

KING J K

Sergeant, Royal Air Force

KING S C J

Gunner, Army Royal Artillery.

KORTRIGHT N H

Sergeant, Royal Air Force

LEE D A

Pilot Officer, Royal Air Force

LENNARD F

Sergeant, Royal Air Force

LONGLEY, DFC C D N

Squadron Leader, Royal Air Force

LUNT F G

Sapper, Army Royal Engineers.

MANTLE R W

Private, Army Royal Army Veterinary Corps.

MARTIN, DSO L G

Captain, Army Royal Gurhka Rifles.

MARTINDALE Frank M

Able Seaman [more memorial states Leading Seaman] C/JX 145767, H.M.S. Pelican, Royal Navy. Died 22nd April 1940. Age 20. Son of Reuben Walter and Mary Martindale, of Bexhill-on-Sea. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 35, Column 3.

McCARTNEY P

Sergeant, Royal Air Force

McCARTNEY J

Private, Army Royal Army Medical Corps.

McDONALD R H

Flying Officer, Royal Air Force

McIVER E D

Captain, Royal Marines

MEPHAM, (P.F.) Harry Kenneth

Flight Lieutenant (Navigator) 138802, 614 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 21st february 1945. Aged 23. Son of Thomas Henry and Florence Maud Mepham, of Bexhill-on-Sea, Sussex; husband of Edith Mabel Mepham, of Bexhill-on-Sea. Buried in UDINE WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot I. Row C. Collective grave 10-13.

MILES F S

Trooper, Army 4/7th Royal Dragoon Guards.

MILLIARD J H

Gdsm, Army Grenadier Guards.

MORRIS A G

Sergeant, Royal Air Force

MURDOCH Anrew Robert

Lieutenant 214792, Royal Engineers attached 77 Field Company, Indian Engineers. Died as a prisoner of war of the Japanese 14 February 1945. Aged 22. Son of Maj. A. R. F. Murdoch, R.A.O.C., and Ivy M. Murdoch, of Earl's Court, London. Buried in TAUKKYAN WAR CEMETERY, Myanmar (Burma). Plot 21. Row J. Grave 9.

NORMAN J

Sergeant, Royal Air Force

OATEN K

Private, Army Royal Hampshire Regiment.

PARKER A K

Sergeant, Royal Air Force

PARSONS W C H

Gunner, Army Royal Artillery.

POOLE James Warlters

Captain 105355, Royal Artillery attached 25 Mountain Regiment, Royal Indian Artillery. Died 19th April 1942. Son of James Neame Poole and Isabel Marion Price Poole, of Bexhill-on-Sea, Sussex. Commemorated on RANGOON MEMORIAL, Myanmar. Face 2.

POPE R E J

Private, Army Oxfordshire And Buckinghamshire Light Infantry.

PRATT A F J

Private

RENNIE J

Sapper, Army Royal Engineers.

RIDGEWAY A J

Sergeant, Royal Air Force

RIDGWAY J R

Private, Army Royal Sussex Regiment.

RIGGLESFORD Arthur Presley

Stoker 1st Class [listed as Leading Sts] P/KX 97421, H.M.S. Hood, Royal Navy. Died 24th May 1941. Age 20. Son of Albert Ernest and Emma Riggiesford, of Bexhill-on-Sea. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL. Hampshire. Panel 55, Column 3.

ROGERS A E

Corporal, Army Royal Hampshire Regiment.

ROGERS R J

Chief Petty Officer, Royal Navy

ROGERS R W G

Leading Tel, Royal Navy

RUSSELL J E

Stoker, Royal Navy

SAINTHOUSE B

Sergeant, Royal Air Force

SARGENT H

Sergeant Pilot, Army Glider Pilot Regiment.

SARGENT H W

Pilot Officer, Royal Air Force

SAUNDERS W F

Gunner, Army Royal Artillery.

SCOTCHER S

Driver, Army Royal Army Service Corps.

SHAW R T

Lieutenant, Army Queens Royal Regiment.

SIBERRY E G

Flying Officer, Royal Air Force

SMITH R A

Private, Army Royal Sussex Regiment.

STONER Reginald Ernest

Petty Officer C/J 109677, H.M.S. Vimiera, Royal Navy. Died 9th January 1942. Age 34. Son of William George and Florence Stoner; husband of Peggy Gwendoline Stoner, of Southsea, Hampshire. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 52, Column 1.

STUBBERFIELD J E J

Gunner, Army Royal Artillery.

THOMAS F R G

Private, Army Suffolk Regiment.

THOMAS D A

Sergeant, Royal Air Force

TRIBBECK Herbert Reginald

Flying Officer (Navigator) 154642, 418 (R.C.A.F.) Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 9th September 1944. Aged 28. Son of James Henry and Gertrude Tribbeck; husband of Doris Maud Tribbeck, of Bexhill-on-Sea, Sussex. Buried in LIMMEN PROTESTANT CHURCHYARD, Noord-Holland, Netherlands. Grave 78.

VENN-ELLIS W K

Captain, Army K.G.O. Sikh Regiment.

VERRALL A L

Corporal, Army Royal Sussex Regiment.

WELLMAN G T

Flying Officer, Royal Air Force

WELLS R J

Captain, Army Royal Artillery.

WHITE H

Poc, Royal Navy

WHITING W G F

Sergeant, Royal Air Force

WILLARD T R

Flight Sergeant, Royal Air Force

WILLETT R J

Lance Corporal, Army Royal Engineers. (? R. I.)

WILLIAMS D R

Sergeant, Royal Air Force

WILLING P F

Flying Officer, Royal Air Force

WINBORN A H D

Private, Army Royal Army Ordnance Corps.

WOOD T M J

Private

WOODHEAD R G

Lieutenant, Army Hong Kong And Singapore Royal Artillery.

WOODROFFE G C B

Flying Officer, Royal Air Force

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