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ALFRISTON WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Chris Comber 2007

Alfriston is a large downland village in the Cuckmere valley near Eastbourne. The memorial is within the parish church of St. Andrews, Alfriston. It takes the form of a decorated tablet with 25 names for World War 1. There is a stone tablet for World War 2 with this is a service list for World War 2 with the 6 casualties picked out in red from a list of 94 names.

Photographs Copyright © Chris Comber 2007

IN GLORIOUS MEMORY
OF THE MEN OF ALFRISTON WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
IN THE SERVICE OF THEIR COUNTRY DURING THE GREAT WAR

1914-1918

BAKER

Horace John

Private T/389773 Royal Army Service Corps 348th Motor Transport Company Formerly G.5833 Royal Sussex Died at home 10 January 1918. Born in Alfriston and enlisted in Chichester. Resident of Alfriston Buried in St Andrews Churchyard, Alfriston.

BAKER

Arthur Stanley

Sapper 203, Sussex Fortress Company, Royal Engineers. Died at home 17 June 1916. Aged 19. Son of Horace Gladman & Lucy Anne Baker of East View, Alfriston. Buried in St Andrews Churchyard, Alfriston

BAKER

Frank

Sergeant L/8710, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment 1st Division. Killed in action near Loos 30 June 1916. Born in Alfriston and enlisted in Eastbourne.nNext of kin Alfriston. Regular. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial

BRENCH

Frederick Charles

Gunner 135444 "D" Battery 175th Brigade. Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 10 June 1917. Aged 27. Son of Mr & Mrs William Brench of Upper Dicker. Husband of Mrs Julia Mabel Brench (remarried) of High Street, Alfriston. Born in Alfriston and enlisted in Eastbourne Buried in London Rifle Brigade Cemetery

BRADEN

Henry Alfred

Private 4089, 26th Battalion, Australian Infantry 2nd Australian Division. Killed in action at Amiens 8 August 1918. Aged 35. Son of Henry & Jane Braden of Alfriston. Husband of Eliza Braden of Battersea. Born in Alfriston Buried in Villers-Bretonneux Miltary Cemetery

CAPELIN

Charles Frederick

Private G/5706, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment 1st Division. Killed in action 16 December 1916. Aged 20. Son of Henry & Marjorie Capelin of Lewes. Born in Lewes and enlisted in Newhaven. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

CARTER

Edward

Sergeant 8564, 1st Battalion, Cameronians 6th Division. Killed in action at Le Boutilliere 4 November 1914. Aged 28. Son of Mr & Mrs M A Carter of High Street, Alfriston. Born in Falmer and enlisted in Eastbourne. Resident of Polegate. Regular. Commemorated on Ploegsteert Memorial

CHRISTMAS

William James

Private TF/238186, 21st Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment. (4th Divisional Pioneers). Killed in action 5 January 1918. Formerly Royal Engineers. Born in Brighton and enlisted in Seaford Buried in Tilloy British Cemetery Tilloy Les Mofflaines

CROWHURST

Albert Edward

Private 41247, 11th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. 25th Division. Battalion, disbanded in August 1918. Formerly with the Royal Fusiliers. Died 6 October 1918. Born in Wilmington and enlisted in Eastbourne. Resident of Polegate. Buried in Perreuse Chateau Franco-British National Cemetery.

FARMER

Frederick George

Rifleman 48741, 2/10th Battalion, London Regiment. 58th London Division. Killed in action 21 September 1918. Aged 18. Son of Mr W.G. & Mrs Bessie Farmer of 2, West Street, Alfriston. Born in Southampton and enlisted in Chichester Buried in Epehy Wood Farm Cemetery, Epehy

FOORD

Alfred

Private L/6210, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment 1st Division. Killed in action at Bodmin Copse near Ypres 30 October 1914. Aged 35. Regular. Son of William & Matilda Foord of High Street, Alfriston. Born in Alfriston and enlisted in Eastbourne. Commemorated on Menin Gate Memorial Ypres, Belgium

FOORD

Albert (Herbert)

Private SD/1591, 12th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment 39th Division. Killed in action on the Rue De Bois 30 June 1916. Aged 35. Husband of Mrs Ettie Julia Foord of 5, New Cottages, Beachy Head Road, Meads Eastbourne. Born in Alfriston and enlisted in Eastbourne Employed as a local Carter. Included on Eastbourne War Memorial Buried in Royal Irish Rifle Cemetery, Laventie

HUMPHREY

George Henry

Lance Corporal 32301, 1st Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment 1st Division. Killed in action 15 September 1918. Aged 34. Son of Josiah & Ellen Rebekah Humphrey of Alfriston. Husband of Alice Mabel Humphrey of Prospect House, Westham, Pevensey. Born in Ashburnham and enlisted in Aldershot. Formerly with the Royal Engineers. Buried in Savy British Cemetery

KEATING

Harold

Rifleman 46559, 3rd Battalion, Rifle Brigade. 24th Division. Died of wounds 19 October 1918. Born in Brighton and enlisted in Eastbourne. Resident of Alfriston Buried in Delsaux Farm Cemetery, Beugny

KEATING

Walter Francis

Rifleman 10414, 1st Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles 8th Division. Died of wounds 5 April 1915. Born in Eastbourne and enlisted in Belfast Resident of Brighton. Buried in Merville Communal Cemetery

MARCHANT

Frederick

Private G/8976, 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action at Senlis Mill 5 April 1918. Aged 29. Son of Mr & Mrs Marchant of Lullington. Born in Brunthouse and enlisted in Eastbourne. Recorded on the Memorial as "of Lullington" Buried in Bouzincourt Ridge Cemetery

MARCHANT

James

Private G/3345, 9th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment 24th Division. Killed in action at Hooge 14 February 1916. Aged 27. Son of Mr & Mrs James Marchant of 10 West Street, Alfriston. Born in Alfriston and enlisted in Lewes. Buried in The Menin Road Military Cemetery Ypres, Belgium

MASKELL

Gilbert Harry

Private L/10522, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Killed in action at Richebourg LíAvoue 9 May 1915. Born in Heathfield and enlisted in Worthing Included on Heathfield War Memorial Commemorated on Le Touret Memorial

MUDDLE

William

Private 83122, 139 Company, Labour Corps. Formerly West Surrey Regiment and Northamptonshire Regiment, Labour Company. Died of wounds near Ypres 6 August 1918. Aged 43. Son of Albert & Lucy Muddle of Alfriston. Husband of Mrs Ellen Muddle of High Street, Alfriston. Born in Buxted and enlisted in Eastbourne. Buried in Hagle Dump Cemetery Ypres, Belgium

PETTITT

Louis

Corporal G/43851, 13th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment 24th Division. Killed in action 20 July 1918. Aged 32. Son of David & Mary Pettitt of High Street, Alfriston. Enlisted in Chichester. Buried in Bully-Grenay Communal Cemetery, British Extension

RUSSELL

Ernest

Sapper 228, 14th Corps Depot, Royal Engineers. Died of wounds 20 October 1916. Aged 23. Son of Mr & Mrs E Russell of Cottage, Pingles, Alfriston. Enlisted in Seaford Buried in Albert Communal Cemetery Extension

RUSSELL

Frank

Mechanician 284204, HMS "Good Hope", Royal Navy. Killed in action at the Battle of the Coronel Islands 1 November 1914. Aged 36. Son of Jabez & Sally Russell of Alfriston. Husband of Elizabeth Russell (remarried) of High Street, Alfriston. Commemorated on Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea.

STICKLEY

Walter

Petty Officer 196856, HMS" Black Prince", Royal Navy. 1st Cruiser Squadron. Killed in action when the armoured cruiser was lost at the Battle of Jutland 31 May 1916. Commemorated on Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea.

TURRELL

Walter William Gibson

Private 72435, 121st Company, Labour Corps Formerly 13th Infantry Labour Company, Royal West Surrey Regiment. Died of wounds 26 July 1917. Aged 34. Son of Walter & Susan Turrell of Whykcombe House, 1, Marine Terrace, Seaford. Born in Shoreham and enlisted in Eastbourne. Resident of Alfriston. Buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium

WOOLLER

George Thomas

Sapper 359478, 4th Field Survey Company, Royal Engineers Formerly SD/377, 11th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 25 April 1918. Aged 22. Son of Mr & Mrs G. M. Wooller of Frog Firle, Alfriston. Born in Alfriston and enlisted in Eastbourne. Buried in Westoutre British Cemetery, Belgium

IN THANKFUL REMEMBRANCE OF
THOSE MEN FROM THIS PARISH
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN
THE WORLD WAR 1939-1945

BATTEN, DFC

Charles

Flight Lieutenant Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died at home 24. 9.1945. Aged 25. Son of Elijah & Jessie Eugenia Batten of Alfriston Buried in Alfriston St Andrew Churchyard

DOBSON

Joseph Adlington Ballantyne

Flight Lieutenant, 60 Squadron (Singapore) (Blenheim Mk 1ís), Royal Air Force. Lost on operations over Malaya 9 December 1941. Aged 21. Son of Edward Joseph & Isobel McKenzie Dobson of Purley, Surrey. Commemorated on Singapore Memorial

FULLER

Sydney Richard Peter

Gunner, 1st Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Killed in action in Italy near Cassino 16 March 1944. Aged 20. Son of William Sydney & Lillian Jessie Fuller of Alfriston Buried in Cassino War Cemetery, Italy

MERRITT

Anthony George

Pilot Officer 33 Squadron, Western Desert, (Hurricane 11cís), Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Killed in action 4 July 1942. Aged 19. Son of Bertram Thomas Barnett & Phyliss Merritt. Commemorated on Alamein Memorial,

PAGE

Ronald James

Gunner, 15th Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Killed in action in Italy 12 June 1944. Aged 31. Son of Harry & Dorcas Page of Alfriston. Buried in Moro River Canadian War Cemetery Italy

VINES

Albert James

Gunner, 22nd Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Killed in action in Italy 16 September 1944. Aged 35. Son of Albert & Eleanor Vines. Husband of Mrs Evelyn Vines of Alfriston. Buried in Gradara War Cemetery, Italy.

Last updated 11 November, 2007

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