Sussex there are various memorials
and rolls of honour dedicated to those men and
women who fell in various wars. These memorials and
rolls cover many centuries in some cases, most World
War One and Two.
any conflict there are certain acts of bravery or
defiance that are noticeable above others. For these
acts citations and medals have been awarded.
anybody has information for those of the Second World
War, Boer War, or the like similar to those supplied
for the First World War then I would gladly post these
and cemeteries maintained by the War Graves Commission
for the Western Front are described and pictured on
the Internet. There is also another site that describes
these memorials. Details of Kranji War Cemetery
and Taiping can be found on MyFarEast
of the cap badges
are laid out, on a separate page.
all memorials were to people; there are memorials to various
types of animal that served and fell in World War I for
Note: Every attempt has been made to transcribe this information
accurately but there are occasions that the information
supplied is incorrect or errors occur during transcription.
We do not wish to cause offence to any families of the men
detailed here and will change the relevant information when
note that places detailed on these memorials may appear
in the wrong county. This information has been transcribed
from the records given and, as the men were parochial, the
information supplied at enlistment was the view of the men
and the county they thought they resided in.
pages are available for transcripts of these memorials
and rolls of honour. If you have a transcription of,
or you are willing to transcribe, a Sussex memorial
or roll of honour for these pages then please contact
me, the email address is below.
acknowledgements for assistance with these pages must
go to Christopher Comber, Janet Graves, Alan Seymour,
Guy Voice and many others - thank you all.
War 1 & 2 - Others Selection
- Memorial Selection
an overview of all the towns and parishes covered, and
THAT ARE BEING COVERED, by this site there is an
is a separate statistical
overview for Sussex kindly provided by
following locations have been visited and
to the best of our knowledge do not have war
memorials. They are mainly very old and very
bare Churches with very plain featurless interiors.
Botolphs, Coombes, Didling, Earnley, Egdean,
Ford, Hardham, North Stoke, South Stoke, Southease
and Tortington. Warningcamp has no churchand
is included in Burpham. Middleton (Modern)
comes under Felpham. East Wittering is modern
but proclaims proudly that all its men returned.
Tuxlith and Binderton no longer exist.
are many volunteers working on the memorials
listed here. None is more hard working than
Chris Comber the main contributor and researcher
of the Sussex pages.
Maple Leaf Legacy Project
Millennium Project in
Remembrance of Canada's
War Memorials Trust is a
charity dedicated to promoting
awareness of the debt we
owe to those who gave their
lives in the cause of freedom,
by ensuring that their memorials
are properly maintained
our on-line bookstore
site is maintained solely by volunteers and is funded by them as private
individuals. This includes the purchase of photographs, books, rolls of
honour plus the running costs of the site. We have always intended to
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information about soldiers who fell,
were awarded medals and more is to be
found in old copies of the London
Gazette. Here is a brief resume:
London Gazette, first published in
1665, is the oldest, continuously
published newspaper in the United
Kingdom and probably the world. The
London Gazette and its sister publications,
the Edinburgh and Belfast Gazettes,
have a unique position in British
publishing. They are official newspapers
of the Crown. The London Gazette contains
a wide range of office notices including
State, Parliamentary and Ecclesiastical
notices, Transport and Planning notices
as well as Corporate and Personal
Insolvency notices to name a few.
In addition, a number of Supplements
are published covering Honours and
Awards, Premium Bonds, Armed Forces
Promotions and Re-gradings, Companies'
information, etc. and a Quarterly
the 17th century, it was believed
that National efficiency depended
on the intelligence received by the
Crown and that the reckless publishing
of news might endanger it. An embargo
on the printing of news other than
reports of events abroad, natural
disasters, Royal declarations and
sensational crime continued until
1640. This had the effect of delaying
the development of the press in the
UK. Censorship was introduced in 1643,
followed by licensing of news publications.
The Gazette came about because of
two momentous events: the Great Plague
and the decision of King Charles II
to remove his court - effectively
the government of the time - to Oxford.
The London Gazette started life as
the Oxford Gazette and after a few
months changed to its current title.
12 February, 2017