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BRIGHTON WAR MEMORIAL (1914-1921)
SURNAMES EXTRAS

World War 1 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Chris Comber 2008

Stencilled into the metal rims of the main Memorial panels as additions,are 34 extra names. These have remained unchanged for many years, but quite recently some have been placed on the top rims and one further name added, that of W.Kefford, in 1998. L.A. Cole appears three times and Pilbeam A.E. and Titcomb E.L. are possibly duplications. The men are listed below in alphabetical order.

BLACK W J

HILLMAN G

RICHARDS F

COLE L A (3)

HUGGETT R

ROUTLEDGE F

COX W H

INWOOD W E

SMITH T C

DENNETT P M

KEFFORD W

STANDING C H

DUNTON C R

KENNARD E J

STANDING G W

DODDS B W P

KITE A V L

STUNNELL G

FARRANT G

LATHAM G E

TITCOMB E L

FINNELL G

OVERTON C H

WARING GILL E

GILLINGS E

POVEY C H

WINYARD C D

GUMBRELL E S

PULLEN E H J

 

BALCHIN

Ernest

Corporal G/13372, 1st Battalion, Royal West Surrey Regiment. 33rd Division. Killed in action at Arras 23rd April 1917. Aged 37. Son of Elizabeth & Frederick Balchin of 65, Ditchling Rise, Brighton. Born in Brighton and enlisted in Margate, Kent. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book under Corporals. Commemorated on The Arras Memorial MR.21

BLACK, MM

William James

Company Sergeant Major 7846, 4th Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Guards Division. Died on active service in France 9th February 1918. Born St. Bartholomews, Brighton and enlisted in Brighton. Listed on St. Bartholomews Parish Church Memorial. Not in St. Peters Mmeorial Book. Buried in Quatre Vents Military Cemetery F.573.

COLE

Leonard Alfred

Sergeant 550263, Base Depot Madras, Royal Engineers attached to 81st Pioneers, Indian Army. Died of disease in India 12th October 1918. Born Hampstead and enlisted Chelsea. Brighton connection not established. Not in St. Peters Memorial Book. This is the only L.A. Cole in CWGC records. Buried in St. Thomas’s Mount Cemetery. Commemorated on The Madras Memorial MR.66.

COX

William Herbert

Private 48000, 17th Labour Company, Royal West Surrey Regiment. Killed in action 8th June 1917. Aged 38. Son of Mr & Mrs Arthur H. Cox formerly Lord Mayor of Brighton. Born in Brighton and enlisted in London. London Resident. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book under Privates (W. Cox?). Buried in Bucquoy Road Cemetery. F.214.

DENNETT

Pruett Mullens

Lieutenant, 208 Squadron, Royal Air Force formerly Royal Naval Air Service. Killed in action flying Sopwith Camels over the Western Front 2nd June 1918. Aged 19. Son of Mr & Mrs R.M. Dennett of Brighton. Mrs Dennett remarried and lived at 71, Preston Road, Brighton. Commemorated on The Arras Memorial MR.20.

DODDS, MC

Benjamin William Pedley

Lieutenant, 34th Reserve Mountain Battery, Indian Army. Reserve Officer. Killed in action in Majurka Gorge, Kurdistan, Mesopotamia, on the 7th August 1918. Aged 30. Only son of Benjamin & Elizabeth Dodds of 5, Hanover Crescent, Brighton. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book under Lieutenants. Commemorated on The Basra Memorial, Iraq. MR.38.

DUNTON

Charles Richard

Gunner 592, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died at home 22nd April 1916. Aged 28. Son of Emma Pigeon of 85, Lincoln Street, Brighton and Richard Thomas Dunton. Not included in SDGW or St. Peters Memorial Book. Buried in Brighton and Preston Cemetery.

FARRANT

George

Private 37245, 2nd Garrison Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died at Sea 6th May 1917. Born in Brighton and enlisted in Chichester. Next of kin, Worthing. Recorded on St. Pauls Parish Church, Worthing War Memorial. Commemorated on The Kirkee Memorial, India MR.65.

PINNELL

George

Private D/91605, Royal Marine Labour Corps attached to ‘Deal’ Battalion, 63rd Royal Naval Division. Died in France 1st July 1918. Aged 47. Husband of Mrs Agnes Selina Pinnell of 24, Holland Street, Brighton who died in 1938 and is buried in Brighton & Preston Cemetery. Not included in St. Peters Memorial Book. (Finnell G. on War Memorial) Buried in Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille. F.34.

GILLINGS

Edward

Private 602843, 2nd Canadian Infantry (Eastern Ontario Regiment) 1st Brigade. 1st Canadian Division. Killed in action 10th September 1916. Aged 18. Son of Mr.Gillings and Mrs Charlotte Gillings of 137, Ditchling Road, Brighton. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book. Commemorated on The Vimy Memorial. MR.23.

GUMBRELL

Ernest Samuel

Private SD/3770, 13th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment(3rd South Downs) 39th New Army Division. Killed in action on the Rue De Bois 30th June 1916 Born and enlisted in Brighton. Next of kin, Brighton. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book. Buried in Cabaret Rouge British Cemetery F.924

HANSOME

Charles James

Fireman, S.S. ‘Unity’, Merchant Navy. Lost when the ship was attacked by a ‘U’ Boat 2nd May 1918. Aged 18. Son of Charles James & Rosanna Hansome of 35, Chapel Street, Newhaven. Born in Brighton. Not listed in St. Peters Memorial Book but listed on Newhaven War memorial and in St. Michaels Parish Church. Commemorated on The Tower Hill Memorial, London. MR.39.

HILLMAN

Thomas George

Private 5380, 11th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. 18th Division. Killed in action at Arras 3rd May 1917. Aged 27. Son of Thomas & Catherine Hillman. Husband of Annie Hillman of 37, Spring Gardens, Brighton. Born and enlisted in Brighton. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book. Commemorated on The Arras Memorial MR.20.

HUGGETT

Ruby

Signalman J/17499, H.M.S. ‘Egmont’, Royal Navy. Died of influenza in Bighii Royal Naval hospital, Malta on the 4th October 1918. Regular sailor of 8 years service. Son of Mr & Mrs Huggett of 8, Caledonian Road, Brighton. Not included in St. Peters Memorial Book. Buried in Malta Naval Cemetery. Eur.6.

INWOOD

William Ewatt

Ward Attendant, H.M. Hospital Ship ‘Glenert Castle’, Merchant Navy. Lost when the ship was torpedoed in the Bristol Channel 26th February 1918. Aged 30. Born in Mitcham, Surrey. Son of Thomas George & Grace Inwood of 58, Egremont Place, Brighton. Not in St. Peters Memorial Book. Commemorated on The Tower Hill Memorial MR.39.

KEFFORD

William

Private G/40394, 2nd Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. 8th Regular Division. Killed in action on Transloy Ridge 23rd October 1916. Born Barton in the clay, Bedfordshire. Enlisted in Chichester. Next of kin, Brighton. Formerly with the 7th Royal Sussex. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book (W.Kifford). Name added to War Mmeorial in 1998. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial. MR.21.

KENNARD

Edward J

Private L/10360, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Regular Division Wounded during the First Battle of Ypres and died on the 8th November 1914. Aged 20. Buried off the Staats Weldherd. Grave lost. Regular Soldier. Born and enlisted in Brighton. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book under ranks unknown. Commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium MR.29.

KITE

Algernon Victor Leopold

Private PS/1562, 16th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. 33rd Division. Died of wounds at home 7th July 1916. Born in Brighton and enlisted in London. Next of kin residents of Pimlico. Brighton connection unknown. Not included in St. Peters Memorial Book. Buried in Arnos Vale Cemetery, Bristol.

LATHAM

C (G) E

No positive identification made with existing records. The Sussex Daily News October 1920 records the suicide of Pte. Herbert Edward Latham of the 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment, resident of Hollingdean Road, Brighton. Private Latham was severely wounded in May 1915 and discharged. Not included in St. Peters Memorial Book. Buried in Brighton Cemetery.

OVERTON

Charles Henry

Private GS/795, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Regular Division. Killed in action on the Rue de Bois 25th March 1915. Special Reservist. Born in Brighton and enlisted in Chichester. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book. Commemorated on The Le Touret Memorial. MR.22.

POVEY

Cecil Herbert

Private 42398, 2nd Battalion, Inniskilling Fusiliers. 36th Ulster Division. Killed in action during the German Spring offensive 21st March 1918. Aged 23. Adopted son of Frederick & Esther Nunn of 140, Calabria Road, Highbury, London. Born in Brighton. Formerly with the Royal Army Service Corps. Not included in St. Peters Memorial Book. Commemorated on The Pozieres Memorial MR.27.

PULLEN-BURRY

Hilary John

Private 10906, 2nd Battalion, Wiltshire Regiment. 30th Division. Killed in action at Neauve Chapelle 12th March 1915. Aged 19. Son of Horace John & Alma Anna Rosa Pullen-Burry of 53, Beaconsfield Villas, Brighton. Born in Sompting and enlisted in Westminster. Listed on Sompting Parish Church War Memorial (Lych Gate) but not included in St. Peters Memorial Book. Commemorated on The Le Touret Memorial. MR.22.

PILBEAM

A E

No positive identification made. This could be a duplication of Alfred Edmund Pilbeam in the main text. There are other A.E. Pilbeams with CWGC records, but none with Brighton connections. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book records one Albert Ernest Pilbeam.

RICHARDS

Frederick

Private 26274, 5th Battalion, Wiltshire Regiment. 13th Division. Killed in action in Mesopotamia 1st June 1917. Born and enlisted in Brighton. Next of kin, Brighton. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book. Buried in Bagdhad North Gate War Cemetery. Iraq. 8.

ROUTLEDGE

Frank

Private L/10429, 1st Battalion, Royal West Surrey Regiment. 33rd Division. Killed in action during the First Battle of Ypres 31st October 1914. Aged 23. Son of Mr & Mrs A. Routledge of 30, New Road, Brighton. Regular Soldier. Born and enlisted in Brighton. Not included in St. Peters Memorial Book. Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium. MR.29.

SMITH

Thomas Charles

Private 3467, 11th Battalion, Australian Infantry (Western Australia). 3rd Brigade. 1st Australian Division. Killed in action at The Battle of Amiens, 10th August 1918. Aged 39. Born in Brighton. Son of Thomas Carter & Frances Smith of Brighton. Husband of Marion Lily Smith of 74, Stephen Street, Freemantle, Western Australia. Not included in St. Peters Memorial Book Buried in Heath Cemetery, Harbonnieres F.526.

STANDING

Charles Henry

Rifleman S/24166, 2nd Battalion, Rifle Brigade. 8th Regular Division. Killed in action during the German Spring offensive 31st March 1918. Born and enlisted in Brighton. Next of kin, Brighton. Not Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book. Commemorated on The Pozieres Memorial. MR.27.

STANDING

George William

Private G/6333, 10th Battalion, Royal West Surrey Regiment. 41st Division. Killed in action at Flers on the 15th September 1916. Aged 28. Son of Mr & Mrs A.L. Standing of 34, New York Street, Brighton. Born in Brighton. Husband of Mabel Standing. Not included in St. Peters Memorial Book. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial MR.21.

STUNELL

George

Private 8019, 1st Battalion, Coldstream Guards. 1st Regular Division. Killed in action on The Marne 7th September 1914. Born and enlisted in Brighton. Next of kin, Brighton. Not included in St. Peters Memorial Book. Buried in Perreuse Chateau Franco British National Cemetery, Seine et Marne F.1445.

TITCOMB

Edgar Lawrence

Pioneer 538986, Royal Engineers. This is a duplication from the main text. See under Titcomb E.L.

WARING-GILL

Erold

Lieutenant, 86th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. 19th Western Division. Killed in action near High Wood 25th July 1916. Aged 25. Son of Harry & Annie Waring-Gill of Broadwater Road, Worthing. Brighton connection unknown. Not included in St. Peters Memorial Book. Buried in Mericourt L’Abbe Communal Cemetery F.207

WINYARD

C D

CWGC records, and SDGW do not record a Winyard C.D. however these records, and St. Peters Memorial Book refer to a Winyard W. whose details are: WINYARD, William, Private G/9042, 9th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 24th Division. Wounded on the Somme and died of his wounds in base hospital at Abbeville on the 1st October 1916. Born and enlisted in Brighton. Buried in Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension. F.52.

Last update 17 May, 2008

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