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ASHINGTON WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Chris Comber 2004

The World War 1 Memorial is to be found in SS Peter & Paul Parish Church, Ashington and takes the form of a white marble tablet with decorative top with lettering in black and a gold, incised, cross above list of names. The whole memorial is mounted on a black marble backboard. There are 11 surnames with initials only. The World War 2 memorial (yet to be transcribed) is in the form of a rectangular stone tablet with a curved top and stone, supportive, brackets below. The lettering is in black with an incised cross, in gold, at the top. There are 18 names listed in two columns with inscription above and below. Unusually there are more names for World War 2 than World War 1. The Shelton-Palmers listed on the memorial are reputed to be mother and daughter who died in a concentration camp.

This Tablet/
is erected in Memory of
the following Men
who made the Supreme Sacrifice
in the Great War 1914 - 1919

BAKER

George Frederick

Lance Corporal 21461, 255 Company, The Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 1st December 1917. Son of Mr. & Mrs. A. Baker of “Wellers”, Ashington. Born in Ashington & enlisted in Worthing. Buried in Orival wood Cemetery, Flesquieres. F.1498

BROWN

Cecil Charles

Lance Corporal TF/200765, 1st/4th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 53rd Division. Killed in action at Third Gaza 6th November 1917. Enlisted in Horsham. Buried in Beersheba War Cemetery, Palestine

BROOKER

Ernest

Private G/3235, 9th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 24th Division. Killed in action at the Battle of Loos 25th September 1915. Aged 19. Son of Harry & Fanny Brooker of 19, Picts Cottages, Cowfold. Born in West Grinstead & enlisted in Worthing. Included on Cowfold War Memorial. Commemorated on The Loos Memorial MR.19.

DAY

Albert Edward

Private L/10955, 11th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action 21st October 1916. Son of Mrs. Lillywhite of Warminghurst. Born in Pulborough & enlisted in Brighton. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial MR.21

EVERSHED, M.S.M.

Percy

Sergeant G/4673, 13th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Died in France 28th May 1918. Aged 34. Son of Daniel & Sarah Jane Evershed of Rock, Washington. Husband of Mrs. Kate Evershed of Ashington. Born in Washington & enlisted in Hitchin, Herts. Included on Washington Parish Church War Memorial. Buried in Peronne Communal Cemetery Extension. F. 511

FLOATE

Alfred

Private 6263, 16th Battalion, Australian Infantry. 4th Australian Division. Killed in action 19th August 1917. Aged 28. Son of Henry & Eliza Caroline Floate of Ashington. Later of “Wilburton” Ashacre Lane, Salvington near Worthing. Buried in Trois Arbres Cemetery, Steenwerck. F. 297

HALLARD

Percy

Private 17434, 1st Battalion, The Bedfordshire Regiment. 5th Division. Died of wounds in England 25th February 1916. Aged 23. Son of Robert & Esther Annie Hallard of 1, The Cottage, Tempsford Road, Sandy, Beds. Born in Chatham, Kent & enlisted St. Albans, Herts. Buried in Leeds (Harehill) Cemetery, Yorkshire.

LEE

Percy

Private GS/55, 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action near Arras 10th February 1917. Aged 35 Special Reservist. Husband of Mrs. A. K. Lee of Ashington. Born in Bury (Sussex) & enlisted in Worthing. Buried in Avesnes Le Comte Communal Cemetery F. 45.

MORGAN

Thomas James

Sergeant TF/315183, 16th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 74th Division. Killed in action 18th September 1918. Aged 29. Son of George & Matilda Morgan of the High Street, New Romney, Kent. Enlisted in Horsham. Included on New Romney Parish Church W.M. Buried in St. Emille Valley Cemetery F. 365

PARIS

Henry T

Gunner. 212542 ‘D’ Battery, 150th Brigade, The Royal Field Artillery Died of wounds during the March Retreat. 21st March 1918. Aged 20. Son of Mr. Paris & Mrs. Emily Paris of Spring Pond Cottages, Warminghurst. Born in Steyning & enlisted in Worthing Commemorated on The Pozieres Memorial Mr.27.

SONGHURST

George Sendall

Corporal S4/143542, 363rd Supply Unit, Royal Army Service Corps. Drowned when the Italian Transport “Citte de Palermo” was mined off Brindisi, Italy 8th January 1916. Born in Rudgwick & enlisted in Petworth. Next of kin Ashington. Commemorated on The Hollybrook Memorial MR. 40

Lord Grant Them Thine Eternal Rest.
1939 - 1945
THIS TABLET IS ERECTED IN
MEMORY OF THOSE WHO MADE
THE SUPREME SACRIFICE.
     
THE ETERNAL GOD IS THY REFUGE
AND UNDERNEATH ARE THE EVERLASTING ARMS

Last updated 2 November, 2010

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