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BURWASH COMMON AND BURWASH WEALD WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Chris Comber 2006

The locations straggle along the A285. The memorial is located in St Philips Parish Churchyard (Burwash Weald). There are 32 names on memorial in the churchyard for WW1 and another 10 added for WW2. There are 4 burials in the Churchyard, of these two for WW1 one (J. Last) is not included on the Memorial

Photographs Copyright © Chris Comber 2006

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN MEMORY OF THE MEN OF THIS
PARISH WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR

1914-1918

BAIRD

(Arthur) Sydney

No further information currently available - remote possibility - Rifleman 555155, 1/16th. Battalion, The London Regiment. (Queens Westminster Rifles). Killed in action at Ypres 14 August 1917 Aged 32. Husband of Florence Mary Baird of "Ambleside" Ewhurst Green, Surrey. Enlisted in Wimbledon. Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial

BALDOCK

Benjamin

Private 48615. 8th. Battalion, The Welsh Regiment. 13th. Division Died in Mesopotamia 10 September 1917. Born Best Beech, Wadhurst and enlisted in Eastbourne. Formerly Royal Sussex. Bur, Amara War Cemetery, Iraq (Mesopotamia)

BRIGNALL

Frederick George

Private G.18379. 7th. Battalion, The Royal West Kent Regiment. 18th. Division. Killed in action 14 February 1917. Aged 30. Son of Frederick George & Isabel Brignell (Remarried Copper)of Schools Hill, Burwash. Husband of Louisa Emily Brignall (remarried) of Smarts Hill, Penshurst, Kent. Born in Burwash and enlisted in Hastings. Formerly Royal Sussex. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial

BROOK, MM

Arthur

Lance Corporal G.1920. 17th. Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 59th. Division. Died in military hospital in Dunkirk. after serving for 4 years in France with the 7th. Battalion, 22 February 1919.Aged 29 Son of Philip & Sophia Brook of Burwash Common. Born in Waldron. Buried in Dunkirk Town Cemetery

CORNWELL

Albert

Able Seaman 189092 (RFR/PO/B/2109) Royal Navy. HMS "Alcantara" Reservist. Lost with the Armed Merchant Cruiser in the Atlantic when the ship was sunk in action with the German raider" Grief" 29 February 1916. Aged 37. Son of Alfred & Sally Cornwell of Burwash Common. Husband of Mary Cornwell of 27, Wellington Gardens. Battle. Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial Southsea,

CORNWALL

Percy H

Lance Corporal G.2259. 8th. Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 18th. Division Killed in action 6 September 1917. Aged 24. Son of William & Ruth Cornwall of Down Oaks Cottage, Westfield. Born in Heathfield and enlisted in Eastbourne. Buried in Duhallow ADS Cemetery, Ypres, Belgium

DUNBAR

Robert

No further information currently available

FIELDWICK

William James

Private G.1344. 9th. Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 24th. Division. Killed in action at Loos 26 September 1915 Aged 23. Son of William & Martha Fieldwick of "Horsepits". Burwash Common. Born in Burwash and enlisted in Brighton. Commemorated on The Loos Memorial

FORD

Clement

Private G.3980. 2nd. Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st. Division Killed in action at Loos 25 September 1915. Aged 22. Son of Charles & Anne Ford of West End, Burwash Common. Born Burwash Common and enlisted in Hastings. Buried in Dud Corner Cemetery.

FULLER

James George

Lance Corporal L. 8163. 1st Battalion, The East Kent Regiment 5th Division. Killed in action 7 June 1915. Aged 34. Regular soldier with prior service in India. Son of Minnie Anne Willett (formerly Fuller) of The High Street, Burwash. & James George Fuller. Husband of Mrs Jane Fuller of Maidstone. Born in. Yalding and enlisted in Staplehurst. Burwash WM. Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium

GREENAWAY

Francis Whicker

Sapper 65277. 126th. Field Company The Royal Engineers. Died of wounds 4 May 1916. Aged 26. Son of Francis William & Fanny Greenaway of Heathfield. Born in Wooton Bassett, Wilts, and enlisted in Guildford. Resident of Farnham, Surrey. Buried in La Neuville Communal Cemetery, Corbie

HICKS

Thomas William

Private SD.2102. 12th. Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th. Division. Killed in action on the Rue de Bois 30 June 1916.Aged 18. Son of Mr & Mrs Hicks of Burwash Common. Born in Burwash and enlisted in Bexhill. Commemorated on The Los Memorial

HICKS

Alban Lawrence

Corporal L. 31151. "C" Battery 177th. Brigade The Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action during the March Retreat 30 March 1918 Aged 21. Son of Mr & Mrs Thomas Hicks of Burwash Common. Born in Heathfield and enlisted in London. Buried in Adelaide Cemetery, Villers Bretonneux

HICKS

Lancelot Victor

Able Seaman J/30319 Royal Navy. HMS "Mantis Died in Mesopotamia 4 September 1918. Aged 19. Serving on the gunboat flotilla on the Tigris. Born in Burwash Weald. Son of Mr & Mrs Thomas. Hicks of Burwash Common. Buried in Baghdad (North Gate)War Cemetery. Iraq. (Mesopotamia).

ISTED

William Richard

Private G.40399. 2nd. Battalion, The Middlesex Regiment. 8th. Division. Died of wounds 29 May 1918. Born in Hastings and enlisted in Chichester. Formerly Royal Sussex. Buried in Marfaux British Cemetery

KEELEY

Herbert

Private SD.3798. 13th. Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th. Division Killed in action during the March Retreat. 23 March 1918. Aged 21 Son of Henry & Annie Keeley of Rough Hill, Burwash Weald. Born Burwash, enlisted in Hastings. Commemorated on The Pozieres Memorial

KEMP

Albert Leonard

Private 120169. No 18 Company The Machine Gun Corps. Died of wounds 26 October 1918. Aged 28. Son of Robert & Mary Kemp of Burwash Weald. Born Burwash Weald and enlisted in Hastings. Formerly RAVC. Buried in Premont British Cemetery

KEMP

Charles Henry

Private 27733. 9th. Battalion, The Royal Fusiliers 12th. Division. Died of wounds in base hospital at Boulogne 6 September 1916. Aged 19 Son of Mr & Mrs Edgar Kemp of Burwash Common later of "The Kennels" Ringmer,. Born in Heathfield and enlisted in Hastings. Buried in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery

KEMP

Jabez

Private TF.241492. 11th. Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th. Division Killed in action at Ypres 25 September 1917. Aged 19. Son of William James & Emily Kemp of Great Bigknowle Farm, Swife Lane, Burwash Common. Born in Heathfield and enlisted in Eastbourne. Heathfield War Memorial. Buried in Hooge Crater Cemetery, Zillebeke, Belgium

MADDISON

Lionel Bertram

Lieutenant Colonel. 8th. Battalion, The York & Lancaster Regiment. 8th. Division. attached From 2nd. Yorkshire. Killed in action on the Somme 1 July 1916. Buried in Blighty Valley Cemetery, Authuile Wood.

MOON

Charles Daniel

Private G.2212. 8th. Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 18th. Division Killed in action on the Somme 20 September 1916 Aged 31. Son of Samson & Ellen Moon of Burwash Common. Born in Burwash and enlisted in Hastings. Buried in Aveluy Communal Cemetery.

NASH, MM

Edward

No further information currently available

OLIVER

Albert John

Corporal L 8772. 2nd. Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st. Division Died of wounds in base hospital in Boulogne May 1911.14. Aged 26. Regular Son of Mr Oliver & Mrs J C Oliver of Gloucester Place, Wadhurst. Born in Burwash Common and enlisted in Wadhurst. Buried in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery

O’NEILL, MC

Henry DuBois

Captain. 3rd. Battalion, The Bedfordshire Regiment. attached To the Middlesex Regiment. Died at home 2 June 1918. Aged 43. Son of Mr & Mrs Henry Edward O’Neill. Husband of Margaret Theodora O’Neill. Buried in Bexhill Cemetery.

PATTENDEN

George

Private 5873. 13th. Battalion, The Royal Fusiliers 37th. Division. Killed in action on the Somme 9 July 1916. Born in Burwash and enlisted in London. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial

PATTENDEN

James

Private G.4359. 2nd. Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st. Division Killed in action at Loos 25 September 1915. Aged 28. Husband of Mrs Ada Pattenden (remarried) of The Barn House, Burwash Common. Born in Burwash and enlisted in Bromley, Kent. Commemorated on The Loos Memorial

POLLENTINE

John

Not identified on CWGC, SDGW or Attestation papers or Medal Cards. Following information will probably identify the man.

Birth registered in the July to September Quarter 1893 in Haverfordwest Registration District, Pembrokeshire. In the 1911 census he was a Servant to George Lester, aged 17, a Domestic gardener, born Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire and resident Southover, Burwash, Sussex. In the 1901 census he is listed as John Charles POLLENTINE, aged 7, son of Thomas (a Coachman) and Selina Jane Pollentine, born Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, resident St Brides, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales (search engines have him as PALLENTINE but this is a misreading of the original census).

Discharge papers J C Pollintine, Private 240322, 5th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Silver badge number 379815, enlisted 10 August 1914, discharged 20 July 1918, aged 25, due to 392 xvi King's Regulation Wounds.

RELF

Harry

Lance Corporal. SD.3666. 11th. Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th. Division. Killed in action at "Stuff Trench". 21 October 1916. Born in Burwash and enlisted in Hastings. Resident of Burwash Common. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial

ROWELL

Charles John

Corporal S/10272. 1st. Battalion, The Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). 1st. Division. Died of wounds 18 April 1918. Born in Edinburgh and enlisted in Hastings. Formerly Royal Field Artillery. Buried in Guards Cemetery, Windy Corner, Cuinchy

SOUTHALL

Frederick William

Private G.2204. 7th. Battalion, The Royal West Kent Regiment. 18th. Division. Died of wounds at home 5 February 1917. Aged 22. Son of William & Edith Southall of 6, Dagnall Park, South Norwood. Born in Croydon and enlisted in Tunbridge Wells, Kent Resident of Burwash Weald. Buried in St. Philips Churchyard Burwash Weald.

WATSON

Charles Percy

Private SD. 3711. 16th. Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 74th. Yeomanry Division. Killed in action 24 September 1918. Born in Burwash and enlisted in Hastings. Resident of Burwash Common. Commemorated on The Vis en Artois Memorial

WHITE

Alfred William

Rifleman O/179. 16th. Battalion, The Rifle Brigade 66th. Division. Killed in action 29 August 1918.Born in Mayfair, London and enlisted in Hastings. Resident of Burwash Common. Commemorated on The Pozieres Memorial

1939-1945

BANKS

John Charles Lyon Wilson

Sergeant RAFVR. No.7 Bomber Squadron (Wellingtons) Lost on operations over Northern Europe 28 March 191942 Aged 22. Son of William George Wilson Banks and Violet Gladys Banks of Broad Oak. Commemorated on The Runnymede Memorial

BRUCE

Ernest

Private 4th. Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action during the retreat to Dunkirk 28 May 191940 Aged 21. Son of George & Honor Bruce of Burwash. Buried in Caestre Communal Cemetery near Hazebrouck France.

CLARK

George

Private 1/4th. Battalion, The Essex Regiment. Killed in action at El Alamein 30 October 191942 Aged 23. Son of Richard & Mary Ann Clark of Broad Oak. Buried in El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt

DAW

Austen Bernard

Trooper Royal Armoured Corps. 11th. Hussars Killed in action in Normandy 18. 7. 1944 Aged 26. Son of Daniel & Hephzibah Daw. Husband of Doris Kathleen Daw of Holloway, London. Banneville La Campagne War Cemetery

DIXON

Edwin

Corporal RAFVR. Died at home post war 10 February 191946 Aged 23. Son of Clifford & Alice May Dixon of Burwash Common. Buried in Hawkhurst Cemetery, Kent

EVANS

Roger S

Corporal 2nd. Battalion, The Royal Fusiliers. Killed in action at Cassino in Italy 13 May 191944 Aged 28. Son of John & Margaret Evans. Husband of Ruby Evans of Burwash Common. Buried in Cassino War Cemetery

HEMSLEY

Edward John

Stoker 1st. Class Royal Navy HMS "Cornwall" Lost when the Cruiser was attacked and sunk by Japanese Navy dive bombers in the Indian Ocean south of Ceylon 5 April 191942 Aged 32 Son of Ernest John & Ellen Hemsley of Burwash Common. Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial

NOAKES

Samuel Henry

Aircraftman 2nd. Class RAFVR. Died at home 8 December 191941 Aged 32. Son of George & Mildred Noakes. Husband of. Beatrice May Noakes of Burwash Common. Buried in St. Philips Churchyard, Burwash Weald.

PETTITT

Geoffrey Leslie

Sergeant Navigator RAFVR. Died at home 10. 4. 1944 Aged 20. Son of Frank Robert & Maud Elizabeth Pettitt. Buried in St. Philips Churchyard Burwash Weald

RIX

Harry Rodway

Captain General List Singapore. Killed in action in the defence of Singapore 14 February 191942. Buried in Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore.

ONE WW1 BURIAL Not on Memorial

LAST

Janet ?

Worker 19726 Queen Mary’s Army Auxiliary Corps attached Motor Transport Depot, Lee. Royal Army Service Corps. Died at home 15, 2.19 Born in Chelsea. ?. Buried in St Philips Churchyard Burwash Weald

Last updated 23 December, 2006

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