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CROWHURST WAR MEMORIALS

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

Crowhurst is a small village between Hastings and Battle. The memorials are to be found within St. George’s Parish Church in the form of large tablet for both wars. There are 15 names for World War 1 and 7 added for World War 2. One extra burial can be found in the Churchyard for World War 2.

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1914-1918

BURTON

Hedley John

Corporal SD. 1006. 11th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action at Beaucourt Ridge on the Somme 3 September 1916. Aged 24. Son of John & Mary Buton of Merriments Farm. Hurst Green. Born in Alfriston and enlisted in Hastings. Buried in Ancre British Cemetery

DANN

Frederick Walter

Private SD.4013. 13th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action on the Rue De Bois 30 June 1916. Aged 17. Son of Mr & Mrs George Dann of New Coghurst Farm, Crowhurst Born in Crowhurst and enlisted in Hastings. Commemorated on The Loos Memorial

BASSETT

William Grahame

Private DM/2/163084. 730 Motor Transport Company. The Royal Army Service Corps, Mesopotamia. Died in Mesopotamia 2 May 1918. Husband of Mrs Edith Mary Bassett of "The Rough" Cooden Drive, Bexhill on Sea. Eldest son of Mr & Mrs John Lee Bassett of New Zealand & Bath,Somerset. Born in Crowhurst and enlisted in Hastings. Resident of Crowhurst Buried in Baghdad North Gate War Cemetery Iraq.

GRANT

Ferris Nelson

Captain "B" Company. 1/5th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. Att. to the 1st Division. Killed in action at Richebourg L’Avoue 9 May 1915. Aged 39. Son of Ferris & Mary Grant. Late Lieutenant of the Royal Navy. Born in British Guiana. Individual brass Memorial in the Church. Included on the Scottish National War Memorial, Edinburgh. Commemorated on The Le Touret Memorial

HARMER

Alfred James

Private G.3537. 8th Battalion, The East Kent Regiment 24th Division. Killed in action at Loos 26 September 1915. Aged 27. Son of Henry & Harriett Harmer of Shop Cottage Crowhurst. Husband of Lucy Harmer of 184, Silverdale Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent. Born in Burwash and enlisted in Hastings. Buried in Pont-A-Vendin Communal Cemetery

HARMER

Harold Edwin

Private G. 15823. 11th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action at the Schwaben Redoubt 21 October 1916. Aged 33. Son of Henry & Harriett Harmer of Shop Cottage, Crowhurst Born in Burwash and enlisted in Hastings. Buried in Grandcourt Road Cemetery.

HARMER

Herbert Henry

Private G.5924. 7th Battalion, The East Kent Regiment 18th Division. Died of wounds on the Somme 6 October 1916. Aged 23. Son of Henry & Harriett Harmer of Shop Cottage Crowhurst Born in Crowhurst and enlisted in Hastings. Buried in Puchevillers British Cemetery

HAYLER

Ernest John

Driver 1082. 1st Sussex Battery 3/2nd Home Counties Brigade. The Royal Field Artillery, Indian Army. Died of disease in India 13 August 1916 Aged 21. Son of Alfred & Fanny Hayler of Crowhurst, later of Bexhill Road, Bulverhythe. Born in Battle and enlisted in St. Leonards. Commemorated on The Kirkee 1914/18 Memorial, India

JONES

Hugh Douglas (Dudley)

Private 10727. 1st Battalion, The East Surrey Regiment 5th Division. Killed in action on the Somme 25 September 1916. Aged 23. Son of Henry James & Anne Jones of Forwood Lane Cottage, Crowhurst Born in Crowhurst and enlisted in Chichester. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial

PHILCOX

William Arthur

Private G.22025. 7th Battalion, The East Kent Regiment. 18th Division Killed in action at Amiens 22 August 1918. Aged 18. Son of Charles & Alice Philcox of Crowhurst Born in Catsfield and enlisted in Hastings. Buried in Bouzincourt Ridge Cemetery, Albert

THOMPSETT

Charles William

Private. The Worcestershire Regiment. No further information currently available. Not found in CWGC SDGW or Medal Rolls.

TITCHENER

Harold

Lance Corporal SD.1913. 12th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Died of wounds at home 9 May 1916. Aged 19. Son of Frederick & Harriett Titchener of Hollington. Born in Hollington and enlisted in Hastings. Included on Hastings War Memorial and Hollington Parish Church Memorial. Buried in St. Leonards Churchyard, Hollington.

TYLDEN-PATTENSON

Arthur Dagnall

Lieutenant. 2nd Battalion, The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry 2nd Division. Killed in action near Richebourg on the Rue De Bois 5 January 1915.Aged 20. Only son of Major A.H. Tylden-Pattenson DSO and Mrs Tylden –Pattenson of Biddenden, Kent. Buried in Vieille-Chapelle New Military Cemetery, Lacoutre....

WALTERS

Thomas William

Gunner 52599. "K" Battery The Royal Horse Artillery. Attached to the 38th Welsh Division. Died of wounds 10 October 1918 Aged 28. Son of Thomas & Jane Walters of Rose Cottage, Crowhurst Born in Battle and enlisted in Woolwich. Buried in Troisvilles Communal Cemetery, Le Cateau.

WEST

Robert Leslie

Private TF.241177. 1/5th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 48th Division. Died of wounds at home 22 August 1917. Aged 26. Son of Robert & Minnie West of. "The Post Office", Crowhurst. Born in Catsfield and enlisted in Hastings. Buried in St. George’s Churchyard, Crowhurst

1939-1945

CARRINGTON

John Bodman

Midshipman Royal Naval V.R. HMS "Nigeria. Died and buried at sea on active service. 26 March 1942 Aged 19. Son of Hugh Bodman & Mary Helen Casterton Carrington of Crowhurst Commemorated on The Chatham Naval Memorial

ELLIS

Frederick Charles

Private 7th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action during the retreat to Dunkirk between the. 20 May 1940 to 9 June 1940 Aged 21. Son of John & Florence Annie Ellis of Crowhurst Buried in Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension

ELLIS

George William

Private. 5th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. Att. From The Army Catering Corps. Killed in action at El Alamein 27 October 1942 Aged 22. Son of John & Florence Annie Ellis.of Crowhurst. Husband of Louisa Ellis. Buried in El Alamein War Cemetery

HANKEY

Stephen Alers

Flight Lieutenant Royal Air Force. 161 Special Duties Squadron (Lysanders). Operating fron RAF Tangmere, Sussex. Killed in action returning from Special Agent operations in France 17 December 1943, crashed at Ford, Sussex. Aged 28. Son of Cecil George Herbert Alers and Gertrude Clare Hankey. Husband of Elizabeth Anne Hankey of South Kensington. Buried in St. George’s Churchyard Crowhurst

HEASMAN

Leslie Ernest

Private 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action in Tunisia 28 April 1943 Aged 24. Son of Ernest & Edith Florence Heasman of Crowhurst Buried in Enfidaville War Cemetery, Tunisia

WILSON

Dorrien Guy Corbin

Flying Officer. Royal Canadian Air Force. Killed in action in the Middle East 17 August 1944. Commemorated on The Alamein Memorial

WREN

Roy Victor

Able Seaman Royal Navy. No record with CWGC. No further information currently available.

WW1 BURIAL IN THE CHURCHYARD Not included on the Memorial

ASPDEN

John Walter

Private 42835. 3rd Battalion, The Lancashire Fusiliers. Died at home 16 October 1917 Aged 29. Son of John & Sarah Jane Aspden of Rawtenstall, Lancashire. Husband of Mary Bertha Aspden of. 104, Milward Road, Hastings. Buried in St. George’s Churchyard, Crowhurst.

Last updated 23 December, 2006

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