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BRIGHTON WAR MEMORIAL (1914-1921)
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World War 1 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Chris Comber 2007

FAIRHALL

Charles Edward

Private 21286, 12th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. 40th New Army Division. Died in France 24th June 1918. Aged 38. Next of kin Brighton. Born and enlisted in Brighton. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book and on St. Luke’s Parish Church Mmeorial. Buried in Denain Communal Cemetery F. 1252.

FAIRHALL, (DCM)

Frederick Charles

Sergeant L/10228, 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 12th Eastern Division. Killed in action at Cambrai 25th November 1917. Aged 20. Son of George & Caroline Fairhall of 6, Arnold Street, Elm Grove, Brighton. Born in Brighton and enlisted in Chichester. Regular Soldier. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book under Sergeants and on St. Luke’s Parish Church Memorial. Commemorated on The Cambrai Memorial MR. 17.

FANE-BENETT STANFORD, (MC)

Vere

Major, Royal Field Artillery. Western Front Units. Served throughout the war on the Western Front, but died of tuberculosis in 1922. Aged 28. Twice wounded and mentioned in despatches. Son of Charles Thomas M. P. and Ellen Fane-Benett Stanford of Preston Manor, Brighton. Educated at Eton College. Buried East Hatch Cemetery, Wiltshire (to be confirmed)

FARLEY

Frederick Albert

Second Lieutenant, 1/2nd Battalion, London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers) 56th (1st London) Division. Killed in action at Gommecourt on the 1st July 1916. Aged 25. Son of Arthur Albert & Frances Eleanor Farley of 11, Warleigh Road, Brighton. Not included in St. Peters Memorial Book. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial MR. 21

FARMER

Walter Ernest

Driver 901319, 215th Brigade Ammunition Column, Royal Field Artillery. Mesopotamian Expeditionary Force. Died of disease in Mesopotamia 10th July 1917. Aged 29. Husband of Lily Louisa Farmer of 22, Hollingbury Road, Brighton. Born and enlisted in Brighton. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book under Ptes. Buried in Bagdhad (North Gate) War Cemetery. Iraq. 8.

FARRANT

Alfred Henry James

Private 52867, 9th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. 12th Eastern Division. Killed in action at Arras 10th April 1917. Next of kin, Brighton. Born and enlisted in Brighton. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book. Buried in Feuchy Chapel British Cemetery F. 531.

FARRANT

Frank Harold

Private 228195, 1st Battalion, London Regiment. (The Royal Fusiliers) 56th (1st London) Division. Died of wounds 28th August 1918. Aged 24. Son of Frank & Emily Farrant of 112, Ditchling Rise, Brighton. Born and enlisted in Brighton. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book. (F. H. Farrant) Buried in Esquelbecq Military Cemetery. F. 142.

FARRALL

J A

Private T1/1680, 3rd Horse Base, Royal Army Service Corps. Salonikan Units. Died of disease after the war on the way home from the Salonikan Front, in a rest camp near Lyons in France on the 19th December 1918. No record with SDGW. No next of kin identified with CWGC. Christian Names not recorded. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book. Identified by entry in Memoriam column in the Sussex Daily News. Buried in St. Germain Au Mont D’Or Communal Cemetery Extension Rhone. F. 1858.

FAULKNER

Thomas [Edward]

Private G/16635, 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 12th Eastern Division. Killed in action during The Battle of Arras 14th May 1917. Aged 37. Husband of Mrs. T. Faulkner of 13, Carisbrooke Road, Elm Grove, Brighton. Son of Mr. & Mrs. E. Faulkner of 146, Elm Grove, Brighton. Employee of the Brighton Gas Company for 24 Years. Left five children. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book. Enlisted in Brighton Buried in Dury Crucifix Cemetery F. 427

FAWCETT

John

Private 395141, 328th Home Service Works Company. Home Units. Died at home. 5th September 1917. Husband of Mrs. E. C. Fawcett of 21, Cavendish Street, Brighton. Enlisted in Brighton. Not included in St. Peters Memorial Book. Buried in Aylesbury Cemetery, Buckinghamshire.

FEAST

Frank William

Private 302697, Central Workshops, Tank Corps. Western Front. Died of influenza at St. Pol. 5th November 1918. Aged 22. Son of George Alfred & Ruth Feast of 50, King Street. (Later of 20, Vine Street) Born and enlisted in Brighton. Employee of Cleggs of Southover Street, Brighton. Formerly with the Sussex Yeomanry. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book. Buried in St. Pol British Cemetery, St. Pol sur Turnoise F. 788.

FEAST

Henry Alfred

Private G/25494, 1/4th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 34th New Army Division. Killed in action on the Marne Front 1st August 1918. Aged 38. Husband of May Feast of 27, Church Road, Brighton. Born in St. Pancras, London and enlisted in Brighton. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book. Buried in Raperie British Cemetery. F. 524.

FEEST

Edgar Leslie

Private G/24563, 7th Battalion, Royal West Surrey Regiment. 18th Eastern Division. Killed in action near Thiepval in the closing stages of the Somme Offensive 18th November 1916. Born and enlisted in Brighton. Next of kin, Preston Park, Brighton. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book and St. Johns Parish Church, Preston Park. Buried in Stump Road Cemetery, Grandcourt. F. 535.

FIEST

Harold James

Private G/11539, 11th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment (1st South Dowms) 39th New Army Division. Died of wounds in a London Hospital 8th September 1917. Aged 20. Son of John Ambrose & Louisa Ada Fiest of 34, Viaduct Road, Brighton. Born and enlisted in Brighton. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book. Buried in Brighton Bear Road Cemetery.

FELLINGHAM

Albert Edward

Private 4900, 9th Lancers. 2nd Cavalry Brigade. Cavalry Division. Killed in action during 1st Ypres. 30th October 1914. Aged 20. Son of William & Matilda Fellingham of 2, Ross’s Gardens, Edward Street, Brighton. Born and enlisted in Brighton. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book under ranks unknown. Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres. MR. 29.

FELLINGHAM

William Ewart

Sergeant G/1558, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Regular Division. Died of wounds suffered on the Somme 1st August 1916. Aged 27. Husband of Mrs. K. Fellingham of 101, St. Andrews Road, Portslade. Employee of ‘The Old Ship Hotel’. Left two children. Son of William & Alice Fellingham of Brighton. Born St. Peters, Brighton and enlisted in Brighton. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book under Sergeants. Buried in Mont Huon Military Cemetery, Le Treport. F. 13.

FEWTRELL

Henry Ernest

Gunner 74416, 281st Siege Battery. Royal Garrison Artillery. Western Front Units. Killed in action in the Ypres Salient 17th August 1917. Aged 31. Husband of Evaline Rose Marion Fewtrell of 12, Pier Terrace, Kingston by Sea. Son of Mr. & Mrs. Henry Ernest Fewtrell of Brighton. Born in Brighton. Brighton Postman. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book under Gunners and Kingston By Sea Parish Church War Memorial. Buried in Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery, Belgium B. 10.

FIELD

Alfred

Bombardier 6827, Royal Field Artillery. Died at home, cause unknown, 13th October 1918. Next of kin resident in Brighton. Born and enlisted in Brighton. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book under Sergeants. St. Albans Parish Church Memorial, Coombe Road. Buried in Brighton Bear Road Cemetery.

FIELD

Albert Leonard

Gunner 95088, 59th Battery, 18th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Western Front Units. Killed in action in the Ypres Salient 20th September 1917. Aged 24. Son of Mr. & Mrs. Field of 76, Albion Hill, Brighton. Husband of Daisy Field who later remarried and lived at 41, Firle Road, Queens Park, Brighton. Born and enlisted in Brighton. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book under Gunners. Listed on memorial in St. Luke’s Parish Church. Commemorated on The Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium. MR. 30.

FIELD

Charles

Corporal TF/260103, 1/6th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. 48th South Midland Division T. F. Italian Front Units. Killed in action in Italy 30th April 1918. Aged 31. Son of Joseph & Martha Field of Brighton of ‘The Founders Arms’, Spring Gardens, Brighton. Formerly with Suffolk Regiment. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book under Corporals. Buried in Granezza British Cemetery, Italy.

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FIELD

George

Sapper 536315, 432nd Field Company, Royal Engineers. 66th Division. Missing in Action during the March Retreat 22nd March 1918. Son of Joseph & Martha Field of ‘The Founders Arms’, Spring Gardens, Brighton. Brother of Charles Field. Born and enlisted in Brighton. Employee of Banfields of Brighton. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book under Sappers. Royal Engineers Memorial In St. Albans Parish Church. Commemorated on The Pozieres Memorial Mr. 27.

FIELD

Joseph Churchill

Private 26405, 1st Battalion, Grenadier Guards. The Guards Division. Killed in action on the opening day of the Third Battle of Ypres 31st July 1917. Aged 30. Born and enlisted in Brighton. Son of Joseph & Lily Field of 5, Finsbury Road, Brighton. Husband of Mildred L. Field. Listed on memorial in St. Luke’s Parish Church and in St. Peters Memorial Book. Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium. MR. 29.

FIELDER

Arthur James Maurice

Petty Officer 139353, H.M. Yacht ‘Aries’, Royal Navy. Lost when the ship was mined off North Foreland 31st October 1915. Aged 43. Son of Maurice & Mary Fielder of 68, Sidley Road, Eastbourne. Listed on Eastbourne Memorial (Council Offices). Brighton Resident. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book under Royal Navy Petty Officers. Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial. MR. 3

FIFIELD

William Charles

Lance Corporal TF/346, 6th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Home reserve Unit. Died of disease at home 14th March 1915. Born and enlisted in Brighton. Next of kin unknown. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book under Privates. Buried in Brighton Bear Road Cemetery

FIGGINS

Leslie James

Private 17534, 3rd Battalion, Coldstream Guards. The Guards Division. Killed in action near Cambrai 2nd December 1917. Aged 29. Son of James & Sarah Figgins of 73, Westmoreland Street, Pimlico. Born in Blandford, Dorset and enlisted in Croydon. Brighton resident. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book. Buried in Rocquigny Equancourt Road British Cemetery, Manancourt F. 398

FINCH

William Frederick

Lance Corporal G/37900, 1st Battalion, Royal West Surrey Regiment. 33rd New Army Division. Killed in action at Arras 23rd April 1917. Aged 36. Husband of Clara Jane Finch of 7, Devonshire Street, Brighton. Born Laughton near Lewes and enlisted in Brighton. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book under L/Cpls. Commemorated on The Arras Memorial MR. 20.

FINCHAM

Walter Gilbey

Sapper, Royal Engineers. Died of influenza after discharge on 4th March 1919. Aged 23. Son of Emily Ellen Fincham of 37 Clyde Road, Brighton who died in the same epidemic. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book under Sappers. Buried in Brighton Extramural Cemetery.

FINLAYSON

John

Gunner 70652, ‘A’ Siege Depot, Royal Garrison Artillery Home Units. Died of disease at home 19th May 1916. Aged 29. Husband of Bertha Finlayson. Son of William & Anne Finlayson of Brighton. Born and enlisted in Brighton. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book under Gunners. Buried in Brighton and Preston Cemetery.

FISHER

Benjamin

Private 493881, 1/13th Battalion, London Regiment (The Kensingtons). 56th (1st London) Division. Killed in action on the Somme 9th September 1916. Enlisted in Brighton. Next of kin Brighton resident. Not included in St. Peters Memorial Book. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial MR. 21

FISHER

Frank George

Sapper 31592, 26th Field Company, Royal Engineers. 1st Regular Division. Killed in action on the Ancre 28th November 1916. Aged 38. Husband of Sarah Anne Fisher of 111, Albion Hill, Brighton. Son of William & Sarah Fisher of Royston Hertfordshire. Born Royston and enlisted in Brighton. Listed on St. Luke’s Parish Church Memorial. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book under Sappers. Buried in A. I. F. Burial Ground, Flers. F. 744.

FITZGERALD

Sidney Gerald

Private 703308, 102nd Battalion, Canadian Infantry. (2nd Central Ontario Regiment) 4th Canadian Division. 11th Brigade. Killed in action 25th August 1917. Son of Mr. & Mrs. J. M. Fitzgerald of 91, North Road, Brighton. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book under ranks unknown. Buried in Villers Station Cemetery F. 81.

FLEET

Albert [Edwin]

Private 1219, 1st Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. 3rd Regular Division. Killed in action at La Basse 28th October 1914. Aged 27. Son of Ephraim & Emma Fleet of 61, Southampton Street, Brighton. Regular soldier born and enlisted in Brighton. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book and on St. Luke’s Parish Church Memorial. Commemorated on The La Touret Memorial. MR. 22.

FLEET

Albert Benjamin

Private G/16710, 11th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment (1st South Downs). 39th New Army Division. Killed in action in the Ypres Salient 13th February 1917. Aged 28. Son of Alfred & Edith Fleet of Brighton. Born Brighton and enlisted in Hove. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book and on St. Luke’s Parish Church Memorial. Buried in Vlamertinghe Military Cemetery, Belgium. B. 4.

FLEET

Alfred Edward

Private L/10334, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Regular Division. Killed in action at Richebourg 9th May 1915. Aged 19. Son of Mr. & Mrs. W. Fleet of 39, Carlyle Street, Brighton. Born in Brighton and enlisted in Chichester. Regular. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book. Commemorated on The Le Touret Memorial MR. 22.

FLEET

Alfred Sydney

Rifleman 47042, 1/12th Battalion, London Regiment (The Rangers) 56th (1st London) Division. Killed in action on the Somme 9th September 1916. Aged 27. Husband of Annie Kate Fleet of 14, Stanley Street, Brighton. Son of Mr. & Mrs. Fleet of 7, Stanley Street, Brighton. Born and enlisted in Brighton. Listed on St. Luke’s Parish Church Memorial. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial MR. 21.

FLETCHER

Harold

Private L/10199, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Regular Division. Killed in action at The Battle of Loos 25th September 1915. Aged 25. Son of Mrs. Fletcher of 1, Southampton Street, Brighton. Born and enlisted in Brighton. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book. The Loos Memorial MR. 19

FOAT

William Thomas

Private SD/5026, 11th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment (1st 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 St. Vaast Post Military Cemetery. F. 631

FOORD

Arthur Elliott

Private M2/131023, 83rd Company. Royal Army Service Corps. Western Front Units. Died in Military Hospital Le Treport 1st February 1916. Aged 18. Son of Arthur & Annie Marie Foord of Brighton. Born and enlisted in Brighton. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book. Buried in Le Treport Miltary Cemetery. F. 1.

FOORD

Alfred

Private TF/315309, 6th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Home Reserve Unit. Died at home after the war 21st September 1919. Aged 44. Son of James & Mary Foord Husband of Emma Louisa Foord of 29, Whichelo Place, Brighton. Buried in Brighton Bear Road Cemetery.

FOORD

Ernest

Private G/16020, 13th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment (3rd South Downs). 39th New Army Division. Killed in action near Thiepval 21st October 1916. Born and enlisted in Brighton. Next of kin unknown but resident In Brighton. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial MR. 21.

FORD

Ernest W

Cook 358695, H.M.S. ‘Carnarvon’, Royal Navy. North America & West Indies Squadron. Died of disease in Halifax, Canada 6th December 1915. Husband of Mrs. E. Ford who re-married and lived in Plymouth. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book under Royal Navy Seamen. Brighton connection unknown. This is the only E. Ford in CWGC Records for the Royal Navy. Buried in Halifax St. Johns Cemetery, Canada. 745.

FORD

Frederick Harry

Private G/26417, 11th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment. 41st New Army Division. Killed in action on the first day of Third Ypres 31st July 1917. Aged 21. Son of Mrs. Elizabeth Lily Ford of 2, Grant Street, Brighton. Born and enlisted in Brighton. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book. Buried in Zantevoorde British Cemetery. Belgium. B. 116.

FORD

George Henry Robert

Able Seaman J/11431, H.M.S. ‘Gurkha’, Royal Navy. Lost when the destroyer struck a mine In the English Channel 8th February 1917. Aged 22. Son of George William & Annie Ford of 16, Round Hill Crescent, Brighton. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book under Ranks Unknown. Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea. MR. 3.

FORD

Henry Edwin

Private G/3041, 9th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 24th New Army Division. Died of wounds sustained at Loos 2nd October 1915. Born and enlisted in Brighton. Next of kin unknown. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book. Buried in Wimereux Communal Cemetery F. 64.

FORD

John

Private G/8238, 9th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 24th New Army Division. Killed in action at Messines 17th June 1917. Son of Mr. H. Ford of 25, Richmond Hill, Brighton. Enlisted in Brighton. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book. Buried in Ration Farm Annexe Cemetery, Belgium. B. 49.

FORD

William Welfare [M C Williams]

Private 12736, 1st Battalion, Irish Guards. The Guards Division. Killed in action 27th September 1918. Aged 24. Son of Mr. & Mrs. Isaac Welfare Ford of 128, Hythe Road, Brighton. Husband of Edith Kate Ford of 28, Hollingbury Road, Brighton. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book. (William Williams Ford) Buried in Sanders Keep Military Cemetery. F. 1497

FOREMAN

William John

Private M2/188247, 714th Motor Transport Company, Royal Army Service Corps. Died at home 21st November 1918, cause unknown. Aged 39. Husband of Mrs. Georgina Foreman of 24, The New Steine, Brighton. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book under Privates. Buried in Brighton Extramural Cemetery.

FOSSEY

Thomas Albert

Gunner 69030, 56th Battery, Royal Field Artillery Western Front Units. Killed in action during the 1st Battle of Ypres 3rd November 1914. Aged 19. Son of John & Edith Jane Fossey of 126, Havelock Road, Preston Park, Brighton. Born and enlisted in Brighton. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book under Gunners. Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium. MR. 29.

FOSTER

Alfred James

Private SD/926, 11th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment (1st South Downs). 39th New Army Division. Killed in action on the Rue de Bois 30th June 1916. Son of Mr. & Mrs. Foster of 3. Albion Place, Brighton. Born and enlisted in Brighton. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book. Buried in St. Vaast Post Military Cemetery F. 631.

FOSTER

Alfred Sydney Arthur

Able Seaman J/11816, H.M.S. ’Bulwark’, Royal Navy. Channel Squadron. Lost when the Battleship blew up off Sheerness 26th November 1914. Aged 19. Son of Fanny Elizabeth Foster of 74, Newmarket Road, Brighton. Born in Brighton. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book under Royal Navy Seamen. Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea MR. 3.

FOSTER

Frederick John

Private TF/202371, 1/7th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. 56th (1st London) Division. Died at home of pneumonia 21st November 1915. Aged 27. Son of John & Emily Foster of 27, Carlton Row, Brighton. Not included in St. Peters Memorial Book or SDGW. Buried in Brighton and Preston Cemetery.

FOSTER

George

Private 57403, 1/8th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. 42nd (East Lancs) Division. Died of wounds 8th November 1918. Born and enlisted in Brighton. Next of kin, Brighton. Formerly with The Royal Sussex Regiment. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book. Buried in Caudrey British Cemetery F. 658.

FOSTER

Peter Thomas

Private SD/3347, 13th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment (3rd South Downs) 39th New Army Division. Killed in action during the German Flanders offensive 26th April 1918. Aged 22. Son of Mr. & Mrs. T. P. Foster of 19, Essex Place, Brighton. Born in Brighton and enlisted in Hove. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book. Commemorated on The Tyne Cot Memorial Belgium MR. 30.

FOSTER

William George

Sergeant 93772, No. 4 Artillery Observation Squadron, (R.E.8’s), Royal Air Force. Western Front Unit. Killed in an accident near Bois Grenier 26th October 1918. Born in Ditchling. Resident of ‘The Twitten’, Ditchling. Formerly of Brighton. Listed on Ditchling War Memorial. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book under under Airmen. Buried in ‘Y’ Farm Military Cemetery, Bois Grenier. F. 276

FOWERAKER

Gordon Hamilton

Lance Sergeant 026084, Royal Army Ordnance Corps. Died at home on the 9th May 1915, cause unknown. Aged 33. Husband of Rosina Foweraker of 9. Wellington Road, Brighton. Not included in St. Peters Memorial Book or SDGW. Buried in Brighton Bear Road Cemetery.

FOWLE

Frank

Private L/7300, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Regular Division. Died of wounds suffered during the Battalions first engagement near Priez on the Marne 13th September 1914. Regular Soldier born and enlisted in Brighton. Next of kin, unknown. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book. Buried in Moulins Churchyard F. 1347.

FOWLER

David

Private SD/2348, 9th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 24th New Army Division. Reported killed in action on the 29th November 1917. Probably missing earlier and recovered and buried on this date. Born and enlisted in Brighton. Next of kin, Brighton. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book. Buried in Roisel Communal Cemetery Extension F. 528.

FOWLER

Sidney Downton

Private 531827, 1/15th Battalion, London Regiment. (Prince of Wales’s Own, Civil Service Rifles) 47th (2nd London) Division T.F. Died on the 1st November 1918. Aged 31. Born in Southsea. Son of George Henry & Agnes Fowler of 56, Cleveland Road, Brighton. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book. Buried in Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille F. 34.

FOX

[William] Henry [Charles]

Private 3982, Royal Defence Corps. Died at home after the war 3rd June 1919. Aged 52. Husband of Mrs. M. E. Fox of 11, Bedford Buildings, Brighton. Born in Brighton. Not listed in St. Peters or SDGW. Buried in Brighton Bear Road Cemetery.

FRANCIS

Leonard

Private G/3752, 8th Battalion, East Kent Regiment. 24th New Army Division. Killed in action at the Battle of Loos 26th September 1915. Aged 17. Son of Mr. & Mrs. T. Francis of 33, Quebec Street, Brighton. Born and enlisted in Brighton. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book under ranks unknown. Commemorated on The Loos Memorial. MR. 19.

FRANCIS

William James

Private 52424, 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. 8th Regular Division. Killed in action during the Final Advance 14th October 1918. Born Tunbridge Wells and enlisted in Brighton. Next of kin, Brighton. Formerly with Suffolk Regiment. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book. Buried in Douai British Cemetery. F. 1277

FRAPE

William

Sergeant L/8074, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Regular Division. Killed in action at Bazentin Le Petit 16th August 1916. Regular soldier. Born St. Luke’s, Brighton and enlisted in Brighton. Next of kin Queens Park, Brighton. Listed on St. Luke’s Parish Church Memorial. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book under Sergeants. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial. MR. 21

FRASER, (DSO)

Arthur William

Second Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, Border Regiment. 29th Regular Division. Killed in action near Beaumont Hamel 1st July 1916. Aged 39. Son Captain J. K. & Mrs. Fraser of 39, Southdown Avenue, Brighton St. Peters Memorial Book under Lieutenants. Buried in Hawthorn Ridge Cemetery No. 2. Auchonvillers. F. 1501

FREELAND

Charles Joseph

Stoker 1st Class K/18145, H.M.S. ‘Queen Mary’, Royal Navy. 1st Battlecruiser Squadron. The Grand Fleet. Lost when the ship blew up in action with German Battlecruisers at the Battle of Jutland 31st May 1916. Aged 21. 1266 lost Only 9 saved. Son of Arthur John & Mary Elizabeth Freeland of 30, Sloan Street, Brighton. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book under Royal Navy Stokers. Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial Southsea. MR. 3

FREELAND

William Charles

Corporal G/6827, 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 12th Eastern Division. Killed in action near Fleurbaix during a German raid on the Battalions Trenches at Pensan Post 4th February 1918. Aged 19. Son of Mr. & Mrs. William Henry Freeland, 26, Station Road, Brighton. Listed on St. Bartholomew’s Parish Church Memorial. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book under Corporals. Buried in Croix Du Bac Cemetery, Steenwerck. F. 1092.

FREEMAN

Harry

Bombardier 374019, 248th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery (Sussex T.F.) Western Front Units. Killed in action at Ypres 12th October 1917. Aged 40. Husband of Mrs. H. Freeman (who later re-married.) of 12, Lincoln Cottages, of Brighton. Born and enlisted in Brighton. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book under Bombardiers. Buried in Hooge Crater Cemetery, Belgium B. 112

FRENCH

John Frederick

Sapper 276327, 96th Light Railway Operating Company, Royal Engineers. Egyptian Expeditionary Force. Died of disease in Alexandria 30th December 1917. Son of Mr. & Mrs. Luther French of 27, Picton Street, Brighton. Born and enlisted in Brighton. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book under Sappers and on St. Martin’s Parish Church Memorial. Buried in Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt.

FRENCH

Philip King

Private, Rank and name from St. Peters Memorial Book under Privates. Also St. Johns Parish Church Preston Park. No record with CWGC or SDGW. Regiment unknown. Next of kin probably in Preston Park. Died after discharge during/after the war? No local burial traced to date. Further inquiries needed.

FRENCH

Samuel Young

Private G/19801, 16th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 74th Yeomanry Division Egyptian Expeditionary Force. Wounded during the Third Battle of Gaza. Died 25th November 1917. Born and enlisted in Brighton. Next of kin Brighton. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book. Listed on memorial in St. John’s Parish Church, Preston Park. Buried in Cairo War Memorial Cemetery. Egypt 9.

FRY

Herman Luke George

Private 60061, 8th Battalion, Royal West Surrey Regiment. 24th New Army Division. Killed in action 11th October 1918 during the final advance. Born in Anerley, South London and enlisted in Brighton. Next of kin Brighton. Listed on St. Albans Parish Church Memorial and in St. Peters Memorial Book. Buried in Wellington Cemetery, Rieux F. 612

FRY

Walter Edward

Private 419047, 42nd Canadian Infantry (The Royal Highlanders), 3rd Canadian Division. 7th Brigade. Killed in action at Ypres 12th April 1916. Aged 37. Son of Alfred & Lucy Fry of Brighton. Listed on memorial in St. Martin’s Parish Church. Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium (Canadian Section MR. 29.

FULGONEY

Dominic [Thomas]

Private G/24012, 2nd Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. 7th Regular Division. Italian Expeditionary Force. Died of wounds in Italy 30th October 1918. Aged 24. Son of Louis & Elizabeth Fulgoney of 19, Cavendish Street, Brighton. Born and enlisted in Brighton. Twice wounded. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book. Buried in Giavera British Cemetery British Cemetery Italy 7.

FULLER

George

Private G/15785, 1st Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment. 5th Regular Division. Killed in action in the Ypres Alient 26th October 1917. Aged 37. Husband of Lilian Fuller of 30, Nesbitt Road, Brighton. Born and enlisted in Brighton. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book and on memorial in St. Alban’s Parish Church, Coombe Road. Buried in Hooge Crater Cemetery, Belgium B. 112

FULLER

Victor Hubert

Private PS/1506, 23rd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. (1st Sportsmans Battalion). 2nd Regular Division. Killed in action at Arras 3rd May 1917. Aged 19. Son of Henry & Clara Fuller of 8, College Street, Brighton. Born and enlisted in Brighton. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book. Commemorated on The Arras Memorial MR. 20.

FUNNELL

Albert Victor

Private TF/267721, 2/7th. Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action near Ypres 27th September 1917. Aged 26. Husband of Catherine Funnell of 23,Crystal Palace Road, East Dulwich. Born in Brighton and enlisted in Southwark. Buried in New Irish Farm Cemetery

FUNNELL

Ernest

Private 13472, 9th Battalion, Notts & Derby Regiment (Sherwood Foresters). 11th Northern Division. Killed in action in the Ypres Salient 21st July 1917. Son of Mr. & Mrs. Funnell of Brighton. Born in Hove and enlisted in Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book. Buried in La Belle Alliance Cemetery, Boesinghe, Belgium B. 95.

FUNNELL

George Thomas

Private G/40424, 2nd Battalion, Middlesex Regiment 8th Regular Division. Killed in action near Thiepval 23rd October 1916. Eldest son of Mrs. Hopkins of 15, Park Street, Brighton. Born Brighton and enlisted in Chichester. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book. Formerly with The Royal Sussex Regiment. Buried in Bienvillers Military Cemetery. F. 745.

FUNNELL

Henry Robert

Pioneer 182757, Base Signals Depot, Royal Engineers. East African Units. Died of enteritus in military hospital 2nd March 1917. Aged 31. Husband of Edith Funnell of 5, Stanford Road, Brighton. Son of Henry & Mary Funnell of Brighton. Enlisted in Brighton. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book under Pioneers. Buried in Dar Es Salaam (Sea View) Cemetery. Later transferred to The Dar Es Salaam War Cemetery, Bagamoyo, Tanzania 1.

FUNNELL

Job

Sergeant 32012, Royal Army Medical Corps attached to H.M. Hospital Ship ‘Aquitania’. Died at home of enteric fever 11th January 1916. Aged 48. Husband of Lizzie Funnell of 6, Franklin Road, Lewes Road, Brighton. Son of Henry Williamson & Pauline Funnell. Born and enlisted in Brighton. Not included in St. Peters Memorial Book. Buried in Brighton Bear Road Cemetery.

FUNNELL

John Edward

Private SD/2672, 13th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment (3rd South Downs) 39th New Army Division. Killed in action on the Rue De Bois 30th June 1916. Born in Brighton and enlisted in Hove. Next of kin, Brighton. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book. Commemorated on The Loos Memorial MR. 19.

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John George

Lance Corporal 2069, Royal Scots Greys. Cavalry Division. Killed in action during the German Spring Offensive 23rd March 1918. Aged 23. Son of Albert & Elizabeth Funnell of 43, Mighell Street, Brighton. Born in Brighton and enlisted in London. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book under L/Cpls, Commemorated on The Pozieres Memorial MR. 27.

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Robert

Lance Corporal SD/3842, 11th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment (1st South Downs). 39th New Army Division. Killed in action during the German Spring offensive 3rd April 1918. Aged 29. Born and enlisted in Brighton. Next of kin, Brighton. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book under L/Cpls. Commemorated on The Pozieres Memorial MR. 27.

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Richard David

Lance Corporal G/3660, 7th Battalion, Royal West Surrey Regiment. 18th Eastern Division. Killed in action during the Battle of Arras 3rd May 1917. Aged 20. Son of Mr. & Mrs. E. Funnell of 44, Gladstone Place, Lewes Road, Brighton. Born in Brighton. Employee of The Post Office. Member of Lewes Road Congregational Church Boys Brigade. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book under Lance Corporals. Commemorated on The Arras Memorial MR. 20.

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