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BECKLEY WAR MEMORIAL

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

Beckley village memorial cross stands on the green outside the church of All Saints. There is another list in the Parish Church of All Saints plus details on the Lych Gate, some other details inside the church and on the lych gate, Larkin and Goodsall, do not appear on the memorial on the green. There are 22 names and surnames only for World War 1 and 13 added for World War 2.

Photographs Copyright © Chris Comber 2007

IN PROUD AND GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE
OF THE MEN OF BECKLEY
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN
THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1919

ALEXANDER

Walter Lorenzo

Lieutenant Colonel 2nd Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment 7th Division. Killed in action near Festubert 14th May 1915. Buried in Le Touret Military Cemetery

BATES

Albert John

Private G/18003, 13th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment 39th Division. Killed in action at Becourt 3rd September 1916. Son of Charles Ernest and Mary Bates of Lime Court, Beckley. Born in Ebony, Kent and enlisted in Hastings Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial

BATES

Reginald Ernest

Private 28302, 13th Battalion, Essex Regiment 2nd Division. Wounded at Arras and died 19th April 1917. Aged 20. Son of Charles Ernest and Mary Bates of Lime Court, Beckley. Born in Ebony, Kent and enlisted in Chichester. Buried in Aibigny Communal Cemetery Extension

BLUNDELL

Robert H

Private TF/3642, 1/5th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment 48th Division. Died of wounds 17th January 1917. Born and enlisted in Beckley. Next of kin Beckley residents. Buried in Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension

BLANCHE

Alfred Charles

Private SD/1868, 11th Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action 3rd April 1918. Born in Beckley and enlisted in Hastings Buried in St. Emille Valley Cemetery.

BLUNT

John T

No further information currently available

BRYANT

Ernest

Private SD/1872, 8th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment Pioneer Battalion, of the 18th Division. Killed in action during the March retreat 30th March 1918. Born in Rye and enlisted in Hastings. Commemorated on The Pozieres Memorial

BUTLER

Arthur

Private SD/1280, 12th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment 39th Division. Killed in action on the Rue De Bois 30th June 1916. Son of Mrs Fanny Eldridge of Old Lane, Hollington, near Hastings. Born in Beckley and enlisted in Hastings. Commemorated on The Loos Memorial.

CARTER

Jesse

Rifleman 6338, 1/18th Battalion, London Regiment (The London Irish Rifles) 47th London Division. Killed in action on the Somme 3rd October 1916. Aged 25. Son of Jesse & Henrietta Carter of Clay Hill "The City" Beckley. Husband of Mrs Eva Annie Carter (remarried) later of Methersham Cottages, Beckley. Born in Beckley and enlisted in Canterbury, Kent. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial

CARTER

Charles

Private G/1386 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment 1st Division. Killed in action 29th March 1918. Aged 24. Son of Jese & Henrietta Carter of Clay Hill "The City" Beckley. Brother of Jesse Carter. Born in Beckley and enlisted in Hastings. Buried in Buffs Road Cemetery, Belgium

CATT

Bertie

Private TF/ 2641, 1/5th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment 1st Division. Killed in action near Festubert 20th March 1915. Aged 17. Son of William & Elizabeth Catt of Beckley. Born in Beckley & enlisted in Hastings. Included in the Woolwich War Memorial Hospital Book of Remembrance (Greenwich Library) Buried in Post Office Rifles Cemetery, Festubert.

EDGELL

Richard Fayrer Arnold

Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion, Kings Own Scottish Borderers 5th Division. Killed in action near Ypres 5th May 1915. Aged 19. Son of The Rev Richard Arnold Edgell (Schoolmaster) and Mrs Diana Edgell of "The Rectory" Beckley. Born in Leamington, Warwickshire. Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial Ypres, Belgium

FAUTLY

Edward

Private 14752, 6th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment 12th Division. Died of wounds at Arras 14th May 1917. Aged 31. Son of Mr & Mrs J Fautly of Nightingale Cottage, Conghurst Road, Hawkhurst Born in Beckley and enlisted in Hawkhurst. Included on Hawkhurst War Memorial (Not on the War Memorial, spellings vary) i.e. Faultly, Faultley, Fautley !!) Buried in Duisans British Cemetery Etrun

FIELD

Reginald Edgar

Private G/12886, 1st Battalion, East Kent Regiment 6th Division. Killed in action on the Somme 18th October 1916. Aged 27. Son of Mr & Mrs E H Field of Shepherds Cottage, Peasmarsh. Born in Peasmarsh and enlisted in Hastings, Formerly with the 2/5th, Reserve Battalion, of The Royal Sussex. Included on Peasmarsh War Memorial Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial

FIELDER

Albert Edward

Leading Stoker 299691, HMS "Aboukir", Royal Navy. Lost when the armoured cruiser was torpedoed by U 9 off the Dutch coast on 22nd September 1914. Aged 34. Son of Mr & Mrs Fielder of Bromley, Kent. Husband of Mrs Ellen Fielder (remarried) later of Southsea. Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea.

GOODSELL

Richard

Private G/2531, 8th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment 18th Division. Killed in action at Ypres 31st July 1917. Born in Westfield and enlisted in Rye. Included on Brede Parish Church War Memorial Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial Ypres, Belgium (Not included on the War Memorial)

GOLDSMITH

Frederick

No further information currently available

HARVEY

Hyland Jesse

Private 1659, 49th Australian Infantry 4th Australian Division. Killed in action near Moquet Farm near Delville Wood on the Somme 5th September 1916. Aged 23. Son of Stephen & Alice Jane Harvey of "Milltown," Beckley. Emigrated to Australia in 1913. Plumber by trade. Resident of Brisbane Commemorated on The Villers Bretonneux Memorial

LARKIN

R

Not on the War Memorial - No further information currently available

MILLS

Frank Allen

Private G/1387, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment 1st Division. Killed in action at Loos 25th September 1915. Aged 21. Son of George & Susan Mills of Beckley. Born in Peasmarsh and enlisted in Hastings. Included on Hastings War Memorial. Commemorated on The Loos Memorial.

OSBORNE

E G

Not on the War Memorial - No further information currently available

PHIPPS

Edwin Benjamin

Private SD/1434 12th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment 39th Division. Died of wounds in base hospital at St. Omer 3rd July 1916. Aged 18. Son of Benjamin & Annie Phipps of Bowlers Town, Playden. Born in Iden and enlisted in Hastings. Included on Iden Parish Church War Memorial Buried in Longuenesse Souvenir Cemetery.

PLAYFORD

Edward

Bombardier 53880, 19th Battery, Royal Field Artillery Killed in action on the Marne 5th September 1914. Regular artilleryman. Born in Rye and enlisted in Battle. Next of kin residents of Beckley. Buried in Hautrege Military Cemetery

SCOTT

Charles Herbert

Private TF/203283, 8th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment 18th Division. Killed in action at Ypres 10th August 1917. Aged 23. Son of Henry John & Helena Mary Scott of Glasseye Farm, Beckley. Husband of Mrs Lucy Scott of Little Douce Grove, Northiam. Born in Beckley and enlisted in Chichester Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium

SKINNER

Albert Edwa Albert Edward

Private 8666 2nd Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment 6th Indian Division. Died in Mesopotamia 17th September 1916. Aged 32. Son of Albert & Annie Skinner of Church Cottage, Northiam. Born in Icklesham and enlisted in Hastings. Included on Northiam Parish War Memorial. Commemorated on The Basra Memorial, Iraq.

REMEMBER ALSO THOSE WHO DIED FOR US IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR 1939 - 1945

BATES

Roger Edward

Sergeant Observer Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 40 (Bomber) Squadron (Wellington 1Cís) Lost when his aircraft was shot down over Bavaria 15th Ocotber 1941 Buried in Durnbach War Cemetery, Bavaria

CHACKSFIELD

Alfred W

No further information currently available

CORNWALLIS

Peter Brownell

Flight Lieutenant (Pilot) 138 (Special Services) Squadron Tempsford, Bedfordshire, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Lost with the rest his the crew (7) in Stirling LK 272 NF-P when the Bomber was shot down over the North sea near the Norwegian coast 27. 2.1945. Aged 24. Son of Sir Kinahan Cornwallis GCMG. CBE. DSO and Gertrude Cornwallis of North Warnborough, Hampshire. Husband of Babette Johanna Cornwallis of Chelsea Commemorated on The Runnymede Memorial

DE PREE

John Bourlon

Lieutenant 2nd Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders Taken prisoner and died in captivity in Germany 30th August 1942. Aged 24. Son of Major General Hugo De Pree CB. CMG. DSO. & Mrs Diones De Pree of Beckley. Husband of Veronica Hope De Pree of Blair Drummond, Stirlingshire. Buried in Hanover War Cemetery, Germany

FREHNER

John Robert

Sergeant Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 139 Squadron (Hudson 111ís) Lost over South East Asia 18th April 1942. Aged 21. Son of John & Alice Frehner of Beckley Commemorated on The Singapore Memorial

JUDEN

Thomas M Arthur

Marine Royal Marines Died on active service in Egypt 15th August 1941. Aged 22. Son of Mr & Mrs E Juden of Beckley Buried in Cairo War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt

MOORE

Horace John

Able Seaman Royal Navy HMS "Trelawney" Died 13th September 1941. Aged 22. Son of Edward John & Emily Moore of Wittersham, Kent Buried in Lochalsh Churchyard, Ross & Cromarty, Scotland

PADGHAM

William Jenkin

Lance Corporal Royal Corps of Military Police 53rd, Provost Company Died in Germany 6th May 1945. Aged 33. Son of Alfred & Caroline Padgham. Husband of Olive Frances Padgham of Northiam. Buried in Hamburg Cemetery, Germany

PAINE

Reginald Harry

Marine Royal Marines Died in captivity in Germany 18.12.1941. Aged 24. Son of Albert & Hilda Jane Paine of Beckley. Brother of Sidney Paine. Buried in Berlin 1939/45 Cemetery Germany

PAINE

Sidney Brian

Private 6th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment Killed in action on the River Sangro in Italy 19th January 1944. Aged 20. Son of Albert & Hilda Jane Paine of Beckley. Brother of Reginald Paine. Buried in Sangro River War Cemetery, Italy

POILE

Sidney Thomas

Leading Aircraftman Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Killed in action during operations around Antwerp, Belgium 16th December 1944. Aged 23. Son of Thomas Walter & Edith Poile of Beckley Buried in Schoonselhof Cemetery, Antwerp Belgium

SHEATHER

Wilfred Ethelbert

Corporal The Royal Army Service Corps 55th Infantry Brigade, Company. Singapore. Taken prisoner at Singapore and died in captivity 2nd February 1944. Aged 25. Son of Wilfred Ethelbert & Edith Marie Sheather of Beckley Buried in Kanchanaburi War Cemetery

VENNER

Norman

Private 1st Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment Killed in action near Pesaro on the Adriatic Coast of Italy, during the assault on the Gothic Line. 30th August 1944. Aged 31. Son of William & Alice Venner of Beckley. Buried in Montecchio War Cemetery, Italy

Last updated 1 September, 2007

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