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World War 1 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Chris Comber 2005

The memorial is in the form of a stone tablet with 9 names on within the Church of St. Andrew with a further 6 added for World War 2.

Photographs Copyright © Chris Comber 2005


Possibly Able Seaman Sussex 4/172 Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Lost when the armoured cruiser H.M.S. “Hampshire” Struck a mine off the Orkneys 5th June 1916. Aged 25. Next of kin Bishopstone. Included on Newhaven War Memorial. Buried in Lyness Royal Naval Cemetery
COLEMAN William Ernest
Private. 30332 144th Company The Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) Killed in action 24th April 1917. Aged 22. Son of James Henry & Esther Coleman of 2, Eastbridge Road, Newhaven. Husband od Lucy Coleman of 4, South View, South Heighton. Born and enlisted in Newhaven. Formerly with the Royal Sussex. Included on Newhaven War Memorial Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial
DUNN Robin Gaspar
Captain 1/5th Battalion The Lincolnshire Regiment. Died at home 18th March 1919. Aged 31. Son of Lt.Colonel Edwin Dunn and Mrs Helen Flora Dunn of Andenne Oaks, Southborough, Tunbridge Wells, Kent. Bishopstone connection unknown. Buried in Tunbridge Wells Cemetery, Kent.
FORD Harold Stanley
Guardsman 7933 1st Battalion The Scots Guards 1st Division. Killed in action near Ypres 11th November 1914. Aged 21. Son of Thomas & Mary Jane Ford of 137, Bishopstone Born in Lewes and enlisted in Newhaven. Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium.
Sergeant 14986 “D” Battery, 70th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 24th April 1917. Aged 24. Son of Amos & Elizabeth Kennard of 3, Tidemills, Bishopstone. Born and enlisted in Newhaven. Awarded the Military medal (M.M.). Buried in Feuchy British Cemetery.
Able Seaman Sussex 6/108 Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. SS “Halifax” Lost 16th December 1917. Aged 22. Son of George & Emily Rich. Born in Bishopstone. Included on Tarring Neville and Newhaven War Memorials Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial
SAUNDERS Frederick Stephen
Private 40397, 2nd Battalion, Middlesex Regiment 8th Division. Killed in action 17th November 1916. Aged 28 Son of Frank & Jane Saunders of Barcombe. Husband of Alice Louisa Saunders of 131 The Barracks Cottages, Bishopstone. Born in Balcombe and enlisted in Chichester. Buried in Guillemont Road Cemetery, Guillemont.
SIMMONDS Harold Thomas.
Gunner 198579, 82nd Company, Royal Garrison Artillery Died in India 7th November 1918. Aged 40. Son of Mr & Mrs J. Simmonds of Bishopstone. Husband of Lilian Rose Simmonds of 17, Lower Park Road, Hastings. Born in South Norwood, and enlisted in Canterbury, Kent. Commemorated on The Kirkee 1914/18 Memorial, India.
STACE Charles Edward
Fireman Mercantile Marine SS “Tweed” One of seven lost when the steamer was torpedoed by a U Boat off St. Catherines Point, Isle of Wight on the 13th March 1918. Aged 28. Son of Charles & Clara Stace. Husband of Ellen Lucy Stace of Bishopstone. Born in Newhaven. Included on Newhaven War Memorial Commemorated on The Tower Hill Memorial, London.


James William

Private, 4th. Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment. 14th. Army. Burma. Killed in action 4th June 1945. Aged 21. Son of James & Elsie May Denholm of Bishopstone. Buried in Rangoon War Cemetery, Burma.


Charles William

Civilian. Killed in an air raid on Newhaven 23rd March 1942. Aged 50. Husband of Mrs Margaret Gates of 11, Railway Road, Newhaven. Died when the Marine offices were hit. Buried in Newhaven Urban District Cemetery


Henry George

Private, Royal Army Ordnance Corps. Died at home 20th April 1943. Aged 39. Son of John & Annie Foale. Husband of Beatrice Mary Foale of Tottenham. Buried in Tottenham Cemetery


Alan Alastair Fraser

Commander, C/O of HMS “ Pelican”, Royal Navy. Killed in action when the Sloop was attacked by aircraft off Scotland 22nd April 1940. Aged 43. Buried at sea. Twice mentioned in Despatches Lt/Commander H G Thompson also killed Son of John & Cecily Ann Macliesh. Husband of Phyllis Macliesh of Bishopstone. Commemorated on Portsmouth Naval Memorial



Civilian. Killed during a flying bomb attack in Kensington 22nd August 1944. Aged 50. Died at 24 Harrington Road, Kensington. Wife of Henry Standish–Barry. Daughter of Major-General C.B. Lucie Smith and Mrs Lucie-Smith of Worthing. Buried in Kensington Metropolitan Borough Cemetery.


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