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World War 1 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
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ABBOTT

James
Private G/11518, 11th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment (1st South Downs). 39th New Army Division. Killed in action at St Julian on the first day of the Third Battle of Ypres 31 July 1917. Born and enlisted in Brighton. Next of kin unknown. Recorded in St Peters Memorial Book. Buried in Buffs Road Cemetery, Belgium B94

ABELL

Claude Edwin
Captain No 11 Training Squadron, Royal Air Force. Killed in a flying accident 14th November 1918. Aged 19. Son of Q.M.S. & Mrs P.J. Abell 87, Buckingham Road, Brighton. St. Peters Memorial Book under Captains. Buried in Salisbury (London Road) Cemetery, Wiltshire.

ABRAM

Edward A
Gunner 900905, 1086th Battery, Royal Field Artillery (Sussex T. F.) Died of heatstroke in Mesopotamia 20th July 1917. Aged 20. Born in South Shields, enlisted Haywards Heath. Son of Mrs. Abram of 20, Sussex Road, Haywards Heath. St. Peters Memorial Book under Gunners. included on Haywards Heath W. M. No known grave. Commemorated on the Basra Memorial Iraq MR. 38.

ADAMS

Frederick Thomas
Private 3423, 2nd Battalion, Rifle Brigade. 8th Regular Division. Killed in action at Ypres 19th November 1917. Born and enlisted in Brighton. Next of kin unknown. St. Peters Memorial Book under Privates. No known grave. Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium. MR30.

ADAMS

Percy Albert
Lance Corporal TF/241487, 11th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment (1st South Downs). 39th New Army Division. Killed in action at Ypres 27th September 1917. Son of Mr & Mrs Adams of 86 Elm Grove, Brighton. St. Peters Memorial Book under Lance Corporals. Born and enlisted Brighton, No known grave. Commemorated on The Tyne Cot Memorial Ypres MR30.

ADAMS

Jack Westcott
Private 78984, 1/4th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. 50th Northumberland Division. Taken prisoner during the German Spring offensive of March 1918 and died in captivity 17th September 1918. Born West Hampstead and enlisted in Brighton. Formerly with The Sussex Yeomanry. Buried in Worms (Hochein) Cemetery. Germany

ADCOCK

Frank
Lance Sergeant 42280, 2nd Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. 36th Ulster Division. Aged 28. Reported missing during the German Spring on the 21st March 1918. Son of Emily Adcock of 18, Rugby Place, Kemp Town, Brighton. Born Canterbury and enlisted in Brighton. Formerly with the Royal Army Ordnance Corps. St. Peters Memorial under Lance Sergeants and St. Marks Parish Church, Kemp Town Memorial (Redundant Church). No known grave. Commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial MR. 27.

ADDISON

Frederick Charles
Private G21578, 6th Battalion, Royal West Surrey Regiment. 12th Eastern Division. Killed in action 30th June 1918. Aged 20. Son of Mr & Mrs J. H. Addison of 31 Scotland Street, Brighton. Born Lewes and enlisted in Brighton. St. Peters Memorial and St. Lukes Parish Church. No known grave. Commemorated on The Pozieres Memorial MR. 27

AGATE

James
Private L/9983, 9th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 24th New Army Division. Killed on action 10th October 1918 during the final advance. Aged 19. Son of George and Lois Ann Agate of 65 Newmarket Street, Brighton. Born and enlisted in Brighton. Regular Soldier. St. Peters Memorial Book. Buried in St. Aubert British Cemetery F270.

AKEHURST

Edward
Lance Sergeant 498, 1st Battalion, Rifle Brigade. 4th Regular Division. Killed in action at Arras 9th April 1917. Son of Charles and Annie Akehurst of 40, Newmarket Road Lewes Road, Brighton. Born and enlisted in Brighton Not included in St. Peters Memorial Book. No known grave. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial MR. 20.

AKEHURST

John Robert
Private 41692. Aged 38 18th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. 30th New Army Division. Killed in action at Arras 12th April 1917. Aged 24. Husband of Ellen Akehurst of 87, Coleman Street, Brighton. Employee of the Bedford Hotel for 9 years. Formerly with the Royal Sussex Regiment. St. Peters Memorial Book. No known grave. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial MR. 20.

AKEHURST

William Henry
Private G/20185, 7th Battalion, East Kent Regiment. 18th Eastern Division. Killed in action at Bullecourt 3rd May 1917. Next of kin unknown. Born Portslade and enlisted in Hove. St. Peters Memorial Book and St. Martins Parish Church. No known grave. Commemorated on The Arras Memorial MR. 20

AKEHURST

William Robert
Private 78628, 2nd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. 29th Regular Division. Killed in action on the 19th September 1918. Son of Mr and Mrs E. E. Akehurst of Brighton Enlisted in Brighton. St. Peters Memorial Book. No known grave. Commemorated on The Ploegsteert Memorial Belgium MR. 32.

AKERS

Frederick William
Flight Lieutenant, Royal Naval Air Service. Squadron unknown. Shot down and killed over Ostende, Belgium on 20th July 1917. Brighton connection uncertain. There is an J. F. W. Akers recorded on Brighton College Memorial. No other F. W. Akers appear with CWGC. Not recorded on St. Peters Memorial Book. Buried in Oostende New Communal Cemetery, Belgium.

AKIN

Ernest
Gunner 9766, 123rd Battery, 26th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. 37th New Army Division. Killed in action at Arras 17th May 1917. Next of kin unknown. Born and enlisted in Brighton. St. Peters Memorial Book under Gunners. Buried in Bois Carre British Cemetery, Thelus. F1321

ALBURY

William James
Leading Seaman 6486, H. M. Trawler 'Euripedes', Royal Naval Reserve. Drowned in Milford Haven Harbour, Pembrokeshire, when a whaler capsized on the 11th July 1918. Aged 37. Son of James Albury. Husband of Hannah Lucy Albury of 34, Laurel Row, Brighton. Born in Henfield. Buried in Brighton and Preston Cemetery.

ALDERTON

Frederick George
Private 52637, 2nd Garrison Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Mesopotamian Expeditionary Force. Died of Disease in Mesopotamia 27th July 1917. Aged 41. Husband of Fanny Jane Alderton of 17 Millers Road, Preston Park, Brighton. Born and enlisted in Brighton. Formerly with the East Kent Regiment. St. Peters Memorial Book. Buried in The Basra War Cemetery. Iraq.

ALDERTON-ELLIOTT

Harry
[Listed as ALDERTON on memorial] Bombardier 141580, Trench Mortar Battery, Royal Field Artillery. 38th New Army Division. Died of Influenza on 20th November 1918. Aged 29. Son of William Alfred & Cordelia Anne Alderton-Elliott of 181 Ditchling Rise, Brighton. St. Peters Memorial Book under Drivers. Buried in Hove Old Cemetery

ALEXANDER

Thomas William
Private 4115, 1/13th Battalion, London Regiment (The Kensingtons). 56th (1st London) Division. Killed in action at Gommecourt on the opening day of the Somme offensive 1st July 1916. No apparent connection with Brighton. Not recorded in St. Peters Memorial Book. No known grave. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial MR. 21. Note: CWGC records hold one other T. W. Alexander. He was Major Thomas Wedderspoon Alexander. Royal Artillery Who had next of kin in Rothesay, Scotland

ALLEN

Albert John
Private G17668, 8th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 18th Eastern Division. Killed in action during the Battle of Amiens 13th August 1918. Born and enlisted in Brighton. Next of kin unknown. St. Peters Memorial Book. No known grave. Commemorated on The Vis en Artois Memorial MR. 16.

ALLEN

Frederick John
Private L/10072, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Regular Division Severely wounded at Loos and died in Military Hospital at Boulogne 3rd October 1915. Aged 23. Regular soldier. Son of John and Elizabeth Allen of 25, Paradise Street, Kemp Town, Brighton. St. Peters Memorial Book and St. Marks Parish Church, Kemp Town. Brother of George Henry and Richard Frederick. Born and enlisted in Brighton. Buried in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery. F102.

ALLEN

George Henry
Private 25170, 10th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. 31st New Army Division Reported missing during the German offensive in Flanders 12th April 1918. Son of John and Elizabeth Allen of 25, Paradise Street, Kemp Town, Brighton. St. Peters Memorial Book and St. Marks Parish Church, Kemp Town. Brother of F.J. & R.F. Allen. Born and enlisted in Brighton. No known grave. Commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium MR. 32

ALLEN

Richard Frederick
Private 65121, 13th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. 37th New Army Division. Killed in action at Ypres 5th October 1917. Son of John and Elizabeth Allen of 25 Paradise Street, Kemp Town, Brighton St. Peters Memorial Book and St. Marks Parish Church, Kemp Town. Brother of G. H. & F. J. Allen. Born and enlisted in Brighton. No known grave. Commemorated on The Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium. MR. 30

ALLEN

Samuel Trace
Seaman 6473A. H.M.S. ’Clan McNaughton’ (Armed Merchant Cruiser), Royal Navy. Lost when the ship foundered in the North Atlantic on the 3rd February 1915. Aged 20. Son of Benjamin and M. A. Allen of 34, Laurel Row, Brighton. Not recorded in St. Peters Memorial Book. No known grave. Commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea. MR. 3.

ALLEN

William Alfred
Private G/12879, 8th Battalion, Royal West Surrey Regiment. 24th New Army Division. Killed in action on the opening day of the Third Battle of Ypres 31st July 1917. Next of kin resident in Brighton. Born Brighton. St. Peters Memorial Book. No known grave. Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres. Belgium MR. 29.

ALLFREY

Charles
Private G3226, 9th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 24th New Army Division. Killed in action on the Somme. 18th August 1916. Next of kin unknown. Born Withdean and enlisted in Brighton. St. Peters Memorial Book. No known grave. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial MR. 21

ALLFREY

Charles Edwin
Private 79201, 9th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. 12th Eastern Division. Died of wounds 25th September 1918. Aged 18. Son of Charles Edward and Elizabeth Allfrey of 48, Grosvenor Street, Brighton. Born and enlisted in Brighton. St. Bartholomew’s Parish Church. Employee of the Kings Cliff Garage. St. Peters Memorial Book. Buried in Epehy Wood Farm Cemetery F369

ALLFREY

Herbert William
Private 38205. 15th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. 32nd New Army Division. Killed in action at Ypres 17th November 1917. Aged 32. Husband of Elizabeth Naomi Allfrey of 86, Whippingham Road, Brighton. Son of Emma Allfrey of 24, Carlyle Street, Brighton. Born and enlisted in Brighton. Formerly with the Royal West Surrey Regiment. Not listed in St. Peters Memorial Book. No known grave. Commemorated on The Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium. MR. 30. Allfrey. V. A.

ALLFREY

Victor A
Private 37932, 2/4th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. 61st South Midland Division. Killed in action at Cambrai 3rd December 1917. Born and enlisted in Brighton. Next of kin unknown. Formerly Royal Army Service Corps. St. Peters Memorial Book. No known grave. Commemorated on The Cambrai Memorial Mr17.

ALLMAN

Walter A S
Rifleman RS/16528, 2nd Battalion, Rifle Brigade. 1st Regular Division. Killed in action during the Somme offensive 23rd October 1916. Born Norwich and enlisted in Walthamstow. No apparent connection with Brighton. St. Peters Memorial Book under Lance Corporals. No exact match with CWGC records. No known grave. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial MR. 21

ALMOND

Joseph Austin
Engine Room Artificer 5th Class, H.M.S. ‘Emperor of India’, Royal Navy. Mediterranean Fleet. Died of disease in Istanbul, Turkey 28th December 1920. Aged 20. Son of Joseph Austin and Annie Almond of 15, Clyde Road, Brighton. Not included in St. Peters Memorial Book. Buried in Haidar Pasha Cemetery, Istanbul. Asia 51.

ALWYNNE

Edward
Sapper 532399, 50th Signal Company, Royal Engineers. Western Front Units. Died of wounds in military hospital in Laon 25th July 1918. Aged 39. Born Brighton and enlisted in Eastbourne. Royal Engineers Memorial, St. Albans Parish Church (Alwyne). St. Johns Parish Church Preston Park (Aylwin). Old Steine (Alwynne) CWGC. (Aylwin) Next of kin unknown. To put it mildly there appears to be some doubt as to the correct spelling of Edwards Surname! Buried in Sissonne British Cemetery F1755.

ANDREWS

George John William
Private G/2056, 8th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 18th Eastern Division (Pioneer Battalion). Killed in action at Flers, on the Somme 14th July 1916. Aged 20. Son of Mrs. Andrews of Brighton. Born Bittern, Hampshire and enlisted in Hove. St. Peters Memorial Book. No known grave. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial MR. 21.

ANDREWS, (MM)

Henry James
Private F3112, 23rd Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. 41st New Army Division. Killed in action during the German Spring offensive 25th March 1918. Aged 23. Son of Richard and Mary Jane Andrews of 24, Baxter Street, Elm Grove, Brighton. St. Peters Memorial Book and St. Lukes Parish Church Memorial. Born and enlisted in Brighton. No known grave. Commemorated on The Arras Memorial MR. 20.

ANDREW

Ernest Harold
Private 46634. 4th Battalion, North Staffordshire Regiment. 35th New Army Division. Killed in action at Ypres 28th February 1918. Aged 30. Husband of Mrs. May Andrew. Son of George and Emma Andrew both of 89, Ditchling Rise. Brighton. Formerly with the Royal Army Ordnance Corps. St. Peters Memorial Book. Born Brighton and enlisted in Lewes. No known grave. Commemorated on The Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium. MR. 30.

ANGER

Frank
Private 26772, 2nd Battalion, Wiltshire Regiment. 30th New Army Division. Killed in action at Arras. 24th April 1917. Aged 30. Husband of Emily Anger of 43, Rugby Place, Kemp Town, Brighton. Son of Mr & Mrs James Anger of 14, Barrells Down, Bishops Stortford Hertfordshire. Born Bishops Stortford and enlisted in Rottingdean. St. Peters Memorial Book and St. Marks Parish Church Kemp Town CWGC. Records F. Auger. All local Memorials and newspapers Anger. F. No known grave. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial MR. 20

ANSCOMBE

Percy
Stoker 1st Class SS/117400, H.M.S. ‘Ariel’, Royal Navy. Grand Fleet Destroyers. Lost when the Flotilla leader was mined in the North Sea with H.M.S. ‘Vehement’ 2nd August 1918. Aged 27. Son of John William and Bertha Anscombe of 37, Belgrave Street, Brighton. St. Peters Memorial Book under Stokers R.N. No known grave. Commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea MR. 3.

ANSELL

Charles Percy
Private TF/203179, 4th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. 21st New Army Division. Died of wounds sustained on the opening day of the Third Battle of Ypres 31st July 1917. Aged 32. Husband of Mrs C. Ansell of 55, Cobden Road, Brighton. Son of Mr & Mrs George Ansell of 110, Church Street, Brighton. Left five children. Employee of Barnards, Middle Street, Brighton. Born and enlisted in Brighton. St. Peters Memorial Book. Buried in Hazebrouck Communal Cemetery F200.

APTED

Arthur
Private 34746, 7th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. 13th Western Division Mesopotamian Expeditionary Force. Died of a fever in military hospital 18th September 1918. Aged 23. Born and enlisted in Brighton. St. Peters Memorial Book. Formerly with the Royal Sussex Regiment. Buried in Bagdhad (North Gate) War Cemetery, Iraq. 8.

ARMSTRONG

Albert William
Private 8303, 1st Battalion, Scots Guards. 1st Regular Division. Killed in action at Givenchy 25th January 1915. Aged 31. Son of Albert William and Gertrude Ellen Armstrong 33, Stanley Road, Brighton. Regular Soldier. Not included in St. Peters Memorial Book. No known grave. Commemorated on The Le Touret Memorial, MR. 22.

ARNOLD

Albert Edward
Private TF/201022, 1/4th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 53rd Welsh Division. Egyptian Expeditionary Force. Killed in action at Gaza 19th April 1917. Aged 25. Son of Mr & Mrs H. J. Arnold of 14, Bute Street, Kemp Town, Brighton. Born Brighton and enlisted in Hove. St. Peters Memorial Book. Buried in Gaza War Cemetery, Palestine.

ARNOTT

Frederick John
Private 28993, 12th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. 18th Eastern Division. Killed in action 17th February 1917. Aged 27. Son of Frederick Thomas and Sarah Elizabeth Arnott of 36, Springfield Road Brighton. Born and enlisted in Brighton. St. Peters Memorial Book. Buried in Regina Trench Cemetery. F314

ASHDOWNE

Harry
Private 30791, 14th Battalion, Highland Light Infantry. 40th New Army Division. Killed in action 4th July 1917. Next of kin unknown. Born and enlisted in Brighton. St. Peters Memorial Book. Buried in Fins New British Cemetery, Sorel Le Grand F. 439

ASHTON

Frederick
Private G/16315, 12th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment (2nd South Downs). 39th New Army Division. Killed in action near Thiepval 17th October 1916. Born West Ham and enlisted in Doncaster. St. Peters Memorial Book. Brighton connection unknown. Sussex Daily News refers to F. Ashton of Brighton. Buried in Varennes Military Cemetery. F41.

ASSENHEIM

Philip
Gunner, Royal Field Artillery. No record with CWGC. Recorded under Gunners in St. Peters Memorial Book. Gunner, Royal Artillery attached Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action at the Battle of Passchendaele. Son of the late Jospeh and Leah Assenhiem.

ATFIELD

Arthur Richard
Lance Corporal S/12047, 9th Battalion, Rifle Brigade. 14th Light Division. Killed in action near Ypres 25th September 1915. Born and enlisted in Brighton. St. Peters Memorial Book under Lance Corporals. No known grave. Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial. Ypres, Belgium. MR. 29.

ATKINS

Frank Swaffield
Private 28078, 1st Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. 5th Regular Division. Killed in action near Guillemont 3rd September 1916. Son of Mr Samuel Atkins of 40, Beaconsfield Road, Brighton. Born and enlisted in Brighton. St. Peters Memorial Book. No known grave. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial. MR. 21.

ATKINSON

Edward
Private TF/4930, 1/4th T.F. Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment. Died at home 19th July 1916. Aged 39. Born and enlisted in Brighton. Not included in St. Peters Memorial Book or SDGW. Buried in Brighton Bear Road Cemetery.

ATTRELL

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ATTRELL

Charles
Private G/53924 29th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers transferred to 101st Labour Company, Labour Corps. Western Front Units. Died of wounds 14th May 1918. Born Brighton and enlisted in Chichester. St. Peters Memorial Book. Buried in Bagneux British Cemetery, Gezaincourt. F84,

AUSTIN

Charles
Gunner 44085, 83rd Battery, 11th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action at Ypres 4th October 1917. Aged 31. Son Nathan and Fanny Spencer-Austin of 24, Shaftesbury Road, Brighton. Husband of Gwendoline Austin. St. Peters Memorial Book under Gunners. Born and enlisted in Brighton. Buried in Bleuet Farm Cemetery, Belgium. B. 13.

AUSTIN

Robert George
Second Lieutenant, 257th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Mesopotamian Expeditionary Force. Killed in action in Mesopotamia. 26th October 1918. Aged 23. Son of Robert John and Harriett Austin of 2, Chatsworth Road, Brighton. St. Peters Memorial Book under 2/Lts. No known grave. Commemorated on the Basra Memorial Iraq. MR. 38.

AUSTIN

William James
Private 738038, 24th Battalion, London Regiment (The Queens). 47th (2nd London) Division. Killed in action during the German Spring offensive 21st March 1918. Aged 26. Son of Mr & Mrs E. J. Austin of Brighton. Born New Cross. Enlisted in Piccadilly. St. Peters Memorial Book. Buried in Metz en Coutre Communal British Cemetery Extension F662.

AVIS

George James
Second Corporal 101500, 7th Company, Royal Engineers. 11th Division. Killed in action 24th October 1917. Aged 30. Son of Alfred and Emily Avis of 58, Clyde Road, Brighton. Born and enlisted in Brighton. St. Peters Memorial Book under 2nd/Cpls. Buried in Loos British Cemetery. F550.

AWCOCK

George
Private L/10437, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Regular Division. Killed in action at Richebourg 9th May 1915. Aged 20. Son of Matthias Edmund Awcock of 44 Arnold Street, Brighton. Born and enlisted in Brighton. Regular Soldier. St. Peters Memorial Book and St. Lukes Parish Church No known grave. Commemorated on the Le Touret Memorial MR. 22.

AYLWARD

James William
Gunner 156087, 113th Battery, 25th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. 25th Division. Died of wounds 5th May 1917. Aged 34. Husband of Ellen Aylward of 18, Roedale Road, Brighton. Born and enlisted in Brighton. St. Peters Memorial Book under Gunners. Buried in La Chaplette British and Indian Cemetery, Peronne F. 1468

AYLWIN, (MM)

Arthur John
Sergeant 50767, Machine Gun Corps (Cavalry). Western Front Units. Killed in action during the German Spring offensive 22nd March 1918. Aged 28. Son of Arthur and Clara Aylwin of 39, Baker Street, Brighton. Born Elstead in Surrey, and enlisted in Brighton. St. Peters Memorial Book under Sergeants and St. Martins Parish Church. No known grave. Commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial MR. 27.

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