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BRIGHTON ST PETER WAR MEMORIALS

World War 1 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Janet Graves 2005

The Church of St. Peter stands in the Old Steine, Brighton, close to the Royal Pavilion. The Book of Remembrance, which records all the names of those who fell in two world wars is kept at this Church. There are also number of individual and group memorials to those who died during the Boer and First World War.

Photographs Copyright © Janet Graves 2005

REMEMBER
BEFORE GOD
THE SACRIFICE MADE BY YOUR
BROTHERS AND SISTERS OF BRIGHTON
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR
COUNTRY IN THE GREAT WAR
OF 1914 - 1918

Names recorded in the Book of Remembrance

Photographs Copyright © Janet Graves 2005

BRIGHTON INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL
NOW FAWCETT SCHOOL
IN PROUD AND GRATEFUL MEMORY OF
THE OLD BOYS OF THIS SCHOOL WHO
GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE WORLD WAR
1939 – 1945

BEARD

Frank William

Trooper 6352586, 15th Scottish Regiment, Reconnaissance Corps, R.A.C. Possibly died from wounds 1st July, 1944. Age 24. Son of Frank William and Ada Florence Beard, of Brighton, Sussex. Buried in the Bayeux War Cemetery, France, XVIII. E. 3.

Note: Several military hospitals were established here, and many of the burials in the cemetery are from these.

BEATTIE

Donald George

Gunner 888200, 98th (The Surrey and Sussex Yeomanry) Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Killed in action 25th May, 1940. Age 21. Son of Mr. and Mrs. R. G. Beattie, of Brighton, Sussex. Commemorated on the Dunkirk Memorial, France, Column 18.

BISHOP

Ronald William

Flight Sergeant (Air Bomber) 1334892, 630th Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Killed in action 18th August, 1944. Sussex Son of William James Bishop and Alice Elizabeth Bishop, of Brighton, Sussex. Buried in the St. Crepin Communal Cemetery, France.

BRANSDEN

Paul Dennis

Able Seaman P/JX 159522, H.M.S. Hood, Royal Navy. Killed in action 24th May, 1941. Age 18. Son of William and Lillian Bransden, of Preston, Brighton, Sussex. Commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 47. Column 2.


See http://www.hmshood.com/index.html

BUCKLAND

Frank William

Pilot Officer (Pilot) 84959, 74th Squadron, Royal Air Force. Killed in action 8th October, 1940. Age 20. Son of Herbert Harry and Bessie Mary Buckland, of Brighton. Commemorated at the Woodvale Borough Crematorium, Brighton, Sussex, Panel 1.

CALWAY

Frederick George

Sergeant (W.Op/Air Gunner) 1337068, 218th Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Killed in action 9th October, 1943. Age 20. Son of Bert Stephen and Madeline Daisy Calway, of Brighton, Sussex. Buried in the Becklingen War Cemetery, Germany, 14. A. 3.

CAPLIN

Leon

Probably Sergeant 3250454, 5th (3rd Battalion, The Tower Hamlets Rifles), reconnaissance Corps, R. A. C. Killed in action 31st May, 1944. Age 27. Son of Raphael and Fanny Alice Caplin and husband of Marjorie Eileen Caplin, of Liverpool. Buried in the Beach Head War Cemetery, Anzio, Italy, III. B. 10.

CHAMBERS

Douglas Edward Cyril

Sergeant (W.Op/Air Gunner) 1330903, 419th (R.C.A.F.) Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Killed in action 12th June, 1943. Buried in the Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Germany, 1. G. 7.

CHAMBERS

K C

No further information currently

CLEMENTS

J F

No further information currently

COOPER

James Daniel

Sergeant (W.Op/Air Gunner) 1291784, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 3rd January, 1943. Age 22. Son of William Andrew and Louisa Florence Cooper, of Brighton, Sussex. Age 22. Commemorated at the Woodvale Borough Crematorium, Brighton, Sussex, Panel 1.

DEEKES

Stephen Thomas

Ordinary Seaman P/JX 430511, H.M.S. Chanticleer, Royal Navy. Killed in action 18th November, 1943. Age 18. Son of Thomas Abraham Deekes and Elsie May Deekes, of Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire. Commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 76, Column 2.

Note: At 15.24 hours on 18th November, 1943, the HMS Chanticleer (U 05) was struck by a Gnat from the U boat, U-515.

EDWARDS

J R T

No further information currently

EVANS

George Charles

Gunner 912223, 57th Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Killed in action between 30th May and 4th June, 1940. Age 20. Son of Joseph Bertie and Agnes Rebecca Evans, of Hove, Sussex. Buried in the Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille, France, Plot 15. Row E. Grave 33.

FAULKNER

Dennis Edwin

Sergeant (W.Op./Air Gunner) 1336161, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 2nd June, 1943. Age 20. Son of George Edwin and Marjorie K. Faulkner, of Brighton. Buried in the Borough Cemetery, Bear Road, Brighton, Sussex, Section Z.G.L. Grave 6.

FAULKNER

Ronald Herbert

Ordinary Seaman D/JX 366668, H.M.S. Vincent, Royal Navy. Died 13th March, 1943. Age 20. Son of Herbert and Kate Faulkner, of Brighton, Sussex. Commemorated on the Plymouth Naval Memorial, Panel 80, Column 2.

Note: H.M.S. Vincent was a training base at Gosport, Hampshire.

FISHER

Ronald Victor

Flying Officer (Navigator) 124316, 431st (R.C.A.F.) Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Killed in action 9th October, 1943. Age 23. Son of Albert Victor and Adelaide Annie Fisher, of Brighton, Sussex. Buried in the Hanover War Cemetery, Germany, 3. D. 11.

GALE

Stanley Charles

Flying Officer (W.Op./Air Gunner) 176940, 526th Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 22nd March, 1945. Age 28. Son of Harry Horace and Ellen Gale, of Brighton and husband of Ursula Jean Evelyn Gale, of Portslade, Sussex. Buried in the New Cemetery, Hove, Sussex, Block 2. Grave 1078.

GAVIN

Charles Dennis

Sergeant (Observer) 580393, 105th Squadron, Royal Air Force. Killed in action 15th November, 1940. Age 23. Son of Charles and Anne Gavin, of Brighton, Sussex. Buried in the Brussels Town Cemetery, Belgium, Joint Grave X. 2. 12-13.

GROVES

Denis John

Ordinary Telegraphist P/JX 580095, H.M.S. Byrsa, Royal Navy. Died 18th July, 1944. Age 18. Son of Frederick Walter and Dorothy May Groves, of Brighton, Sussex. Buried in the Naples War Cemetery, Italy, I. B. 12.

GUY

Frank

Sergeant 1335916, 196th Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Killed in action 29th April, 1943. Age 22. Son of Albert Norton Guy and Kathleen Guy, of Brighton, Sussex. Commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial, Panel 151. Son of John and Lydia York Hamilton, of Brighton and husband of Susan Margaret Hamilton, of Hove, Sussex. Buried in the New Cemetery, Hove, Sussex, Block 2. Grave 86.

HAMILTON

William

Flying Officer (Air Bomber) 129614, 426th (R.C.A.F.) Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 16th December, 1943. Age 22. Son of John and Lydia York Hamilton, of Brighton; husband of Susan Margaret Hamilton, of Hove, Sussex. Buried in the New Cemetery, Hove, Sussex, Block 2. Grave 86.

HARTLEY

John Douglas

Sergeant (Observer) 580655 61st Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 12th March, 1940. Age 20. Son of John and Helen Hartley, of Brighton, Sussex. Buried in the Brighton and Preston Cemetery, Brighton, Sussex, Section XC. Grave 165.

HATTON

Noel

Sergeant 1396651, 626th Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Killed in action 4th May, 1944. Age 21. Son of William Charles and Beatrice Eveline Hatton, of Rottingdean, Sussex. Buried in the Montigny-le-Guesdier Communal Cemetery, France, Grave 6.

HAZELGROVE

John Cyril

Sergeant (W.Op./Air Gunner) 1283370, 142nd Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 14th July, 1942. Age 21. Son of Henry and Edith Bessie Hazelgrove, of Brighton, Sussex. Commemorated at the Woodvale Borough Crematorium, Brighton, Sussex, Panel 1.

HUGHES

C A

No further information currently

HUGHES

John Arthur

Leading Supply Assistant, P/MX 67998, H.M.S. Cossack, Royal Navy. Killed in action 23rd October, 1941. Age 21. Son of John and Rosina Hughes, of Brighton, Sussex. Commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 57, Column 2.

Note: During the night of 23rd October, 1941, the Cossack, while escorting a UK bound convoy from Gibraltar, was hit just forward of the bridge by a torpedo fired by U-563. Captain Berthon and 158 of his Officers and men were killed.


See http://www.hmscossack.freeserve.co.uk/

JOHNSON

Edward

Flight Sergeant 1395353, 576th Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Killed in action 13th May, 1944. Age 21. Son of Robert and Ethel Johnson, of Brighton, Sussex and husband of Rose Ann Johnson, of Brighton, Sussex. Commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial, Panel 219.

LYNN

Ernest George

Signalman 2387644, 4th Division Signals, Royal Corps of Signals. Killed in action 16th May, 1944. Age 21. Son of Ernest and Florence Lynn, of Brighton, Sussex. Buried in the Sangro River War Cemetery, Italy, X. D. 12.

MATTHEWS

Alfred Albert J.

Sergeant 1154787, 82nd Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Killed in action 26th August, 1941. Age 21. Son of Andrew and Julia M. L. Matthews, of Brighton, Sussex. Commemorated on the Runnymede memorial, Panel 48.

MEARS

Verdun Harold Alfred

Able Seaman P/JX 382011, H.M.S. Laforey, Royal Navy. Killed in action 30th March, 1944. Age 27. Son of James and Alice Mears; husband of Dorothy Bertha Mears, of Horley, Surrey. Commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 82, Column 3.

Note: H.M.S. Laforey was sunk north of Palermo, Italy, by a torpedo from U-223, commanded by Ober Lieutenant Peter Gerlach. Consequently, the u-boat was destroyed, according to German records, by depth charges from Destroyers H.M.S. Leander and H.M.S. Tumult and Destroyer Escorts H.M.S. Hambledon and Blencartha.

MILLARD

Anthony William

Ordinary Seaman P/JX 235487, H.M.S. Cossack, Royal Navy. Killed in action 23rd October, 1941. Age 19. Son of George and Mabel Alice Millard, of Brighton, Sussex. Commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 51, Column 3.

Note: During the night of 23rd October, 1941, the Cossack, while escorting a UK bound convoy from Gibraltar, was hit just forward of the bridge by a torpedo fired by U-563. Captain Berthon and 158 of his Officers and men were killed.


See http://www.hmscossack.freeserve.co.uk/
and
http://www.memorials.inportsmouth.co.uk/churches/cathedral/cossack.htm

MILLARD

George Kenneth

Able Seaman P/SD/X 1147, H.M.S. Hood, Royal Navy. Died 24th May, 1941. Age 21. Son of George and Mabel Alice Millard, of Brighton, Sussex. Commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 61, Column 1.


See http://www.hmshood.com/index.html

MUNDAY

J. V. W.

Possibly Able Seaman, John Valentine, S.S. Fort Athabaska (London), Merchant Navy. Died 2nd December, 1943. Age 19. Commemorated on the Tower Hill Memorial, London, Panel 50.

Note: The merchant ship was lost in an air raid at Bari Docks, in Italy. In total, 17 ships were lost.  Several were carrying ammunition and blew up causing extensive damage to nearby ships.  Over 1000 men died as a result of the air attack. Fort Athabaska was a total loss, and 44 men out of her crew of 56 were killed.

Or

Private 5503241 John Victor, 7th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action 10th July, 1944. Age 27. Son of William Robert and Alice Munday, of Basingstoke, Hampshire. Commemorated on the Bayeux Memorial, France, Panel 15, Column 1.

PAINTER

K

No further information currently

PALMER

Walter

Gunner 2023112, 7th Medium Regiment, Royal Artillery. Killed in action 22nd July, 1944. Age 34. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick John Palmer and husband of Celia Georgina Palmer, of Brighton, Sussex. Buried in the Bayeux War Cemetery, France, XXI. E. 18.

PIPER

James Henry

Flight Sergeant (Pilot) 576355, 70th Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 19th September, 1946. Son of William Herbert and Sophia Piper, of Moulsecoomb, Brighton, Sussex. Buried in the Tripoli War Cemetery, Libya, 13. A. 2.

PLANK

Harold Henry

Company Sergeant Major PLY/X 3504, No. 47 R. M. Commando, Royal Marines. Killed in action 2nd November, 1944. Age 26. Son of William and Lottie Plank and husband of Anita Plank, of New Malden, Surrey. Buried in the Bergen-op-Zoom War Cemetery, Netherlands, 5. A. 3.

REED

Ronald Frederick

Private 6410881, 4th Battalion, Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment. Killed in action 15th February, 1944. Age 19. Son of Charles Fredrick and Doris Anna Reed, of Brighton, Sussex. Commemorated on the Rangoon Memorial, Burma, Face 16.

ROAKE

Herbert Charles

Sergeant (Pilot) 1331750, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Killed in action 17th September, 1942. Age 21. Son of Charles and Mabel Annie Roake, of Brighton, Sussex. Buried in the Heverlee War Cemetery, Leuven, Belgium, 7. K. 2.

ROLLINGS

C E

No further information currently

SEMARK

Bernard Martin

Sergeant (W.Op./Air Gunner) 1311346, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 8th September, 1943. Age 25. Son of William Arthur and Winifred Myrtle Semark; husband of Evelyn Joan Semark, of Hove. Buried in the Churchyard extension of All Saints, Patcham, Brighton, Sussex.

SHEPPARD

Ronald W. L.

Petty Officer P/JX.139678, H.M.S. Wooloomooloo, Royal Navy. Died 8th February, 1946. Age 27. Son of William Walter and Esther Charlotte Sheppard, of Brighton, Sussex, England; husband of Hilda Margaret Jane Sheppard, of Hove, Sussex. Buried in the Sydney War Cemetery, Australia, 3A. B. 13.

SIMPSON

George Arthur

Pilot Officer (Pilot) 85244, 23 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Killed in action 10th April, 1941. Age 23. Son of Frank Simpson, and of Elsie Amelia Simpson, of Brighton, Sussex. Buried in the Avelin (Ennetieres) Communal Cemetery, Avelin (Ennetieres) Communal Cemetery,        Grave 4.

SINDEN

Robert

Sergeant 577701, 467 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Killed in action 19th February, 1943. Age 18. Son of Ernest Herbert Sinden and Iris Guinevere Sinden, of Brighton, Sussex.. Commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial, Panel 164.

SLOWLY

Brian Clifford

Sergeant (W.Op./Air Gunner) 1254845, 103 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 31st May, 1942. Age 20. Son of William Elias and Mary Ann Slowly, of Brighton, Sussex. Buried in the Brighton and Preston Cemetery, Brighton, Sussex, Section X.C. Grave 510.

SMITH

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No further information currently

STRINGER

Horace

Sapper 2093882, 263rd Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died between 20th May and 12th June, 1940. Age 19. Son of William and Ethel Maria Stringer, of Hove, Sussex. Buried in the Pont-de-Metz Churchyard, The Somme, France, Plot 4. Row A. Grave 13.

TAPNER

Roy

Aircraftman 1st Class 904596, 64th Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 18th August, 1940. Age 21. Son of Ernest and Hilda Tapner, of Brighton, Sussex. Buried in the Churchyard of St. Luke, Whyteleafe, Brighton, Sussex, Row F. Grave 33C.

TOFT

William Eric

Sergeant (W. Op./Air Gunner) 1268610, 44th Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Killed in action 2nd March, 1943. Age 18. Son of William Henry and Nellie Elizabeth Toft, of Brighton, Sussex. Buried in the Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery, Germany, Coll. Grave 14. C. 1-9.

WAITE

Henry George Charles

Sergeant 577724, 15th Squadron, Royal Air Force. Killed in action 24th May, 1943. Age 18. Son of Henry Patrick and Edith Louisa Waite, of Brighton, Sussex. Commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial, Panel 168.

WHITLEY

R. A.

Possibly Sergeant 903706, Robert Arthur 53 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Killed in action 26th June, 1941. Commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial, Panel 54.

Or

Sergeant (Air Gunner), 1604580 Ronald Alfred, 12th Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 17th December, 1943. Age 21. Son of Alfred Whitley, and of Rosa Florence Whitley, of Chineham. Hampshire. Buried in the Churchyard of the United Reformed Church, Throop, Hampshire, Grave 55.

WILLS

William Joseph

Pilot Officer (Navigator), 173115, 613rd Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Killed in action 13th March, 1944. Age 28. Son of William Henry and Beatrice Hilda Wills, of Brighton, Sussex. Buried in the Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension, France, Plot 6. Row H. Grave 5.

WOOD

Kenneth Roy

Sergeant (Flight. Engineer) 1606542, 408th (R.C.A.F.) Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 16th December, 1943. Age 19. Son of Frederick Horace and Louise Wood, of Brighton, Sussex. Buried in the Brighton and Preston Cemetery, Brighton, Sussex. Sec. W. Grave 1508.

Boer War


1ST VOL. BTTN. ROYAL SUSSEX REGIMENT
TO THE MEMORY AND HONOUR OF

WELLS

Harry

Lance Corporal, 1st Sussex Volunteer Active Service Company. See also Brighton Boer War Memorial

HOLLINGDALE

Harry

Private, 1st Sussex Volunteer Active Service Company. See also Brighton Boer War Memorial

SMITH

George Henry

Private, 1st Sussex Volunteer Active Service Company. See also Brighton Boer War Memorial

ANGELL

Walter Robert

Private, 1st Sussex Volunteer Active Service Company. See also Brighton Boer War Memorial

OWLES

Frederick William

Private 13452, Royal Army Medical Corps. Resident Leiston. Died of disease 27th November 1900 at Bethlehem. Also commemorated on the Ipswich Boer War Memorial and on RAMC Memorial, Gun Hill, Aldershot.

NEWNHAM

George [T T]

Royal Army Medical Corps. Also commemorated on RAMC Memorial, Gun Hill, Aldershot.

MARTIN

Albert Ernest

Private, Imperial Yeomanry

WHO DIED WHILST SERVING IN SOUTH AFRICA
MAY 1900 TO MARCH 1902.
PLACED BY THE OFFICERS, NON COMMISIONED OFFICERS
AND MEN OF THE BATTALION

     

Indiviudal Memorials

1914-1918

NEEDHAM

Robert Laurence Laurie

IN PROUD AND LOVING MEMORY
OF ROBERT LAURENCE NEEDHAM
LIEUTENANT, 5TH BATTALION, HAMPSHIRE REGIMENT.
BORN APRIL 10, 1889 – FELL JANUARY 21,
1916, IN MESOPOTAMIA, WHILE
WHILE GALLENTLY LEADING HIS MEN.
“A KEEN SOLDIER AND DIFFICULT
TO REPLACE” COLONEL, 5TH BATTALION.
“GREATLY RESPECTED AND LOVED
BY ALL HIS MEN”, COLONEL, 4TH BATTALION.
THIS TABLET IS HERE PLACED
BY HIS MOTHER IN WHOSE HEART
HIS BEAUTIFUL MEMORY WILL LIVE
FOREVER.

Lieutenant, 5th Battalion, 1st/4th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action 21st January, 1916. Age 26. Son of Lillian Pauline Needham, and the late Fredrick Burgess Needham. Commemorated on the Basra Memorial, Iraq, Panel 21 and 63.

Boer War

CAMPION

Charles

TO THE BRIGHT DEAR MEMORY OF
CHARLES CAMPION LIEUTENANT IMPERIAL YEOMANRY
WHO GAVE HIS LIFE FOR HIS COUNTRY
AT VLAKFONTEIN, S. AFRICA, MAY 29TH, 1901
HIS FRIENDS IN BRIGHTON HAVE CARVED
THIS STONE

HANNAH

William Maitland Julius

IN LOVING MEMORY OF WILLIAM
MAITLAND JULIUS HANNAH, LIEUT.
LEICESTERSHIRE REGIMENT KILLED IN
ACTION WHILE GALLANTLY FIGHTING
FOR HIS COUNTRY NEAR GLENCOE
SOUTH AFRICA IN THE BOER WAR, 1899
HIS SORROWING FRIENDS IN BRIGHTON
HAVE BUILT THIS PILLAR BY PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION

Also commemorated on the Leicestershire Boer War Memorial

Last update 26 December, 2013

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