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CUCKFIELD WAR MEMORIALS

World War 1 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Transcribed & researched Chris Comber 2004

There is a memorial tablet in Holy Trinity Church and a Memorial Cross in The Churchyard facing The South Downs. This list contains both sets of men. Those on the tablet are marked ‡, those on the cross are marked †. There is also a Boer War memorial

1914-1919

ANSCOMBE
Frederick Charles
Private 241769, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Warwickshire Regiment. 7th Regular Division. Killed in action 1st October 1917. Resident of Cuckfield. Born Cuckfield and enlisted in Haywards Heath. Commemorated on The Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium MR. 30 Note. Private Anscombe is not included on the Memorial in the Parish Church.

†‡

ANSELL
John Meredith
Lance Corporal 60666, 32nd Battalion, The Royal Fusiliers. Killed in action at Ypres 19th September 1917. Aged 20. Son of Mr & Mrs A. E. Ansell of Old Beech Farm. Cuckfield. Born in Cuckfield. Enlisted in Brighton. Commemorated on The Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium MR. 30.

†‡

ATTREE
James
Gunner 156088, 1st Trench Mortar Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action at Ramscapelle 27th June 1917. Born in Portslade and enlisted in Brighton Formerly with the Army Veterinary Corps. Buried in Ramscapelle Road Military Cemetery, Belgium. B173.

†‡

ATTWATER
Ernest
Second Lieutenant, 58th Company, The Machine Corps (Infantry). Killed in action during the German Spring offensive 22nd March 1918. Aged 29. Son of Alfred & Frances Attwater of Cuckfield. Husband of Mrs. A. E. Light (Formerly Attwater) later of Arundel. Buried in Foucaucourt Communal Cemetery. F1473.

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BATES
Frank
Aged 21. Private TF2020 1/4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. Died of disease at home. 31st January 1915 Son of William James & Sarah Bates of Ockenden Lane, Cuckfield. Born Cuckfield and enlisted in Horsham. Brother of Jack Bates. Buried in Cuckfield Cemetery.

†‡

BATES
Jack
Private 68386, 2/4th Battalion, The London Regiment. (City of London Regiment) 58th London Division. Died of wounds 16th April 1918. Aged 29. Born Cuckfield and enlisted in Haywards Heath. Son of William James & Sarah Bates of Balcombe. Husband of Marguerite Ethel Bates of Hope Cottage, Balcombe. Brother of Frank Bates. Buried in Chauny Communal Cemetery British extension F. 1893

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BALLARD
Arthur John
Private 44934, 2nd Battalion, The Lincolnshire Regiment. 21st Division. Killed in action near Soissons 27th May 1918. Aged 31. Born Basingstoke, Hampshire and enlisted in Brighton. Son of Mrs Jane Ballard Husband of Rose Florence Ballard (Later re married) of 6 Chatfield Road, Cuckfield. Formerly with the Royal Sussex Regiment. Commemorated on The Soissons Memorial MR. 18.

†‡

BENNETT
George Henry
Private TF1690, 1/4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. Died of disease at home 23rd March 1915. Aged 20. Son of Alfred and Anne Bennett of Cuckfield. Born Cuckfield and enlisted in Bolney. Buried in Cuckfield Cemetery.

†‡

BOTTING
George Ernest
Lance Corporal PO/1451/5, Royal Marines Light Infantry, 63rd Royal Naval Division. Killed in action near Bethune 23rd August 1917. Aged 29. Husband of Dora May Botting of 4, Jubilee Cottages, Broad Street, Cuckfield. Buried Lapugnoy Military Cemetery. F88

†‡

BOWELL
Cecil Alfred
Lance Corporal 2640, 71st Field Company, The Royal Engineers. Mesopotamian Expeditionary Force. 13th Division. Died of disease in Mesopotamia 23rd July 1917. Son of Henry & Anne Bowell of Woodcroft Villas Cuckfield. Born Cuckfield and enlisted in Chichester. Formerly G2031 with the 3rd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Buried in Bagdhad North Gate War Cemetery, Iraq.

†‡

BOWLEY
William Charles
Private G3391 9th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 24th New Army Division. Killed in action at Loos 25th September 1915. Aged 20. Born West Grinstead & enlisted in Haywards Heath. Son of Charles & Elizabeth Bowley of Church Street, Cuckfield. Commemorated on The Loos Memorial. Mr19.

†‡

BOURNE
Thomas Charles
Private S.414, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Regular Division. Killed in action near Ypres 31st October 1914. Born in Bolney and enlisted at Horsham. Special Reservist. Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres. MR. 29

†‡

BURNESS
Alfred Richard
Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion, The Seaforth Highlanders. 4th Regular Division. Killed in action near Langemark 25th April 1915. Aged 27. Son of Isabella J. Farquharson (formerly Burness) of Northlands, Haywards Heath and Mr. A. J. Burness. Buried in Seaforth Cemetery, Cheddar Villa, Belgium B. 124

†‡

CARD
Joseph
Able Seaman Sussex 2/293, Nelson Battalion, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. 63rd Royal Naval Division. Died of disease on Gallipoli 13th July 1915. Aged 30. Son of Robert Baxter & Marion Card. Born in Stroud, Gloucestershire. Buried Beach Cemetery. Anzac Cove. Gallipoli G30.

†‡

CARTNER
Herbert William
Private G.1477, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Regular Division. Killed in action at Ginchy on 9th September 1916. Aged 20. Son of James & Dinah Cartner of Knightsbridge. Born in Keswick & enlisted in Haywards Heath. Reported missing and commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial Mr. 21

†‡

CHATFIELD
Frank
Lance Corporal G.1475, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Regular Division. Killed in action at Richebourg L’Avoue 9th May 1915. Aged 28. Son of George Richard & Clare Ellen Chatfield of Pickwell Lane, Cuckfield. Born and enlisted in Haywards Heath. Reported missing and commemorated on The Le Touret Memorial, Richebourg. Mr22.

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CHINNERY
Albert Edward
Sapper 57278, 106th Field Company. The Royal Engineers. Killed in action 5th August 1917. Aged 32. Son of Thomas Chinnery of The High Street, Cuckfield Husband of Charlotte Chinnery of Kippilaw, St. Boswells, Roxboroughshire. Born Staplefield. Listed on Memorial as W. Chinnery. Buried in Belgian Battery Corner Cemetery, Ypres B34

†‡

CROUCHER
Albert
Private G.2664 8th Battalion (Pioneer Battalion), The Royal Sussex Regiment. 18th Eastern Division. Killed in action at Bernafay Wood 14th July 1916. Born and enlisted in Cuckfield. Next of kin not recorded by CWGC. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial Mr21.

†‡

DANCE
Thomas Henry
Corporal 5842, No 58 Company, The Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Reported missing in action during the German Spring offensive 22nd March 1918. Aged 22. Son of Mrs Emily Dance of Barrack Cottage, Brook Street, Cuckfield. Born in Shoreham. Enlisted in Haywards Heath. Commemorated on The Pozieres Memorial Mr. 27.

†‡

DANCY
Ellis Albert
Private G.7341 6th Battalion, The Royal West Kent Regiment. 12th Eastern Division. Died of wounds suffered during the Arras offensive 9th May 1917. Aged 33. Enlisted in Haywards Heath. Husband of Nellie Dancy of Brainsmead, Cuckfield. Formerly with the Royal Sussex Regiment. Buried in Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun. F. 113

†‡

DANCY
William Henry
Private TF3219, 1/4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 53rd Welsh Division. Killed in action at Suvla Bay, 26th August 1915. Aged 19. Son of William & Eunice Dancy of Brainsmead, Whitemans Green, Cuckfield. Enlisted in Horsham. Employed at Holmstead Place. Buried in Azmak Cemetery, Suvla Bay. Gallipoli. G4.

†‡

DOICK
Charles Frank
Able Seaman J/9484, H.M.S. Black Prince, Royal Navy. Killed in action when the Armoured Cruiser was lost with all hands at the Battle of Jutland 31st May 1916. Age and next of kin unknown. Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea. Mr3.

†‡

ETHERTON
Harry
Private 499177, 409th Company, The Labour Corps. Formerly G.6940 The Royal Sussex Regiment. Died at home 30th June 1918. Aged 46. Husband of Mrs A. Etherton of 1, Jubilee Cottages Broad Street, Cuckfield. Enlisted in Haywards Heath. Buried in Cuckfield Churchyard.

†‡

FISHER
Wilfred Frederick
Second Lieutenant, 12th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th New Army Division. Missing during a trench raid prior to the Third Battle of Ypres, near St. Julian 24th July 1917. Son of Canon & Mrs. Fisher, The Bishop of Chichester. Commemorated on Groombridge Memorial, The Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres. Belgium Mr. 29.

†‡

FRANKS
George Samuel
Private TF265403 2/6th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. Indian Army based in India. Died of disease 17th August 1917. Born and enlisted in Brighton, Buried in Tank Cemetery, India. Commemorated on The Delhi Memorial Mr43. Also listed on Crawley War Memorial and Ifield Parish Church War Memorial.

†‡

FUNNELL
Leonard Thomas
Private 1000261, 78th Canadian Battalion, (Manitoba Regiment), 4th Canadian Division. Killed in action at Passchendaele 30th October 1917. Aged 28. Son of William Funnell of Lauriston House, Cuckfield. Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres. Mr. 29

†‡

GANDER
Jesse
Bombardier 23501, 60th Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of disease in India 28th December 1915. Aged 28. Son of Albert and Annie Gander of Jesamine Cottage Brook Street, Cuckfield. Born in Cuckfield. Enlisted in Haywards Heath. Buried in Roorkee Cemetery, India. Commemorated on the Madras Memorial Mr66.

†‡

GIBSON
George.
Private G.2779, 8th Battalion (Pioneer Battalion), The Royal Sussex Regiment. 18th Eastern Division. Died of wounds on the Somme 14th July 1916. Son of William and Kate Gibson of Cuckfield. Born Cuckfield and enlisted in Haywards Heath. Buried in Peronne Road Cemetery, Maricourt. F. 630

†‡

HAYWARD
John Edward Thomas
Private G.2448, 8th Battalion (Pioneer Battalion), The Royal Sussex Regiment. 18th Eastern Division. Killed in action during the Battle of Selle on the 23rd October 1918. Aged 31. This was the last action fought by the Battalion, Son of John & Eliza Hayward of Cuckfield. Born and enlisted in Cuckfield. Buried in Pommereuil British Cemetery. F. 231.

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HENLEY
Ambrose Wilfred
Private G.25409, “C” Company, 7th Battalion, The Royal West Surrey Regiment. 18th Division. Killed in action 23rd March 1918. Aged 19. Son of Henry & Susan Henley of Merrifields, Cuckfield. Commemorated on The Pozieres Memorial MR. 27

†‡

HENLEY
Albert J.
Sapper WR/21333, 307th Road Construction Company, The Royal Engineers. Died at home. 20th November 1918. Aged 43. Husband of Mrs S. Henley of Cuckfield, who later re married and resided at, 8 Chatfield Road Cuckfield. Buried in Cuckfield Churchyard

†‡

HENLEY
Ernest
Private G.3583, 9th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 24th New Army Division. Killed in action at Loos 25th September 1915. Son of Edith Henley of 1 Lavender Cottage, Ansty Lane, Ansty. Born Cuckfield and enlisted in Haywards Heath Commemorated on The Loos Memorial. Mr. 19

†‡

HENLEY
Frank
Private L.1119, 9th Queens Royal Lancers. Regular Cavalry Division. Died of wounds in captivity of wounds sustained at the First Battle of Ypres 8th November 1914. Born in Brighton and enlisted in Hurstpierpoint. Regular Soldier. Husband of Rosina Henley, who re-married and moved to Canterbury in Kent. Buried in Cologne Southern Cemetery, Germany.

†‡

HENLEY
Thomas
Private SD.3142, 13th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th New Army Division. Killed in action at Rue de Bois 30th June 1916. Aged 40. Son of Charles William & Faith Caroline Henley of ‘Hazeldene’ Ansty. Born Ansty. Enlisted Brighton. Buried in Cabaret Rouge British Cemetery. F. 924

†‡

HOLDEN
Arthur Edward
Private G.9592, 11th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th New Army Division. Died in Military Hospital at St. Omer 16th June 1917. Aged 33. Son of William & Augusta Martha Holden of 11, Glebe Road, Cuckfield. Born Cuckfield, and enlisted in Haywards Heath. Buried in Longuenesse Souvenir Cemetery St. Omer F134.

†‡

HUCKETT
Oliver Sharman
Rifleman 48084, 1/8th Battalion, The Rifle Brigade. 14th Light Division. Killed in action 27th April 1918. Son of the Rev. Walter & Mrs Margaret Huckett of ‘Meadfoot’ Cuckfield. Born Samoa and enlisted in Bishops Stortford, Herts. Commemorated on The Pozieres Memorial. Mr 27.

†‡

HUCKETT
Arnold Walter
Lieutenant, 1/5th Battalion, The Wiltshire Regiment. 13th Western Division. Killed in action at Suvla Bay 10th August 1915. Next of kin details possibly the same as Oliver Sharman. Commemorated on The Helles Memorial, Gallipoli. MR. 4.

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IZZARD
George
Private 40814 The Royal Fusiliers. (Battalion, unknown) Died of wounds during the Somme offensive at Dernancourt 5th August 1916. Aged 38. Husband of Mrs. C. E. Izzard of Mill Lane, Sheet, Hampshire. Son of Mr H. Izzard of East Horsley. Born East Horsley, Surrey and enlisted in Cuckfield. Buried in Dernancourt Communal Cemetery F. 176.

†‡

KEEP
Albert
Private G.1286 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Regular Division. Killed in action on the Somme 23rd July 1916. Aged 31. Son of Mr & Mrs Keep of Letcombe Regis, Berkshire. Husband of Mrs. M. E. Keep of Durnford House, Cuckfield. Born in Wantage and enlisted in Haywards Heath. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial. MR. 21.

†‡

KNAPP
Henry Thomas
Private TF200857, 1/4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 34th New Army Division. Killed in action near Soissons 23rd July 1918. Son of Mr W. G. Knapp of 60 The School House, Borde Hill, Cuckfield. Born Staplefield and enlisted in Haywards Heath. Buried in Raparie British Cemetery, Villemontoire F. 524.

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LANDER
Ernest John
Gunner 22703, “D” Battery, 74th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action near Bienvillers 2nd June 1918. Aged 30. Grandson of Mrs. L. A. Lander of 1, Woodcroft Villas Whitemans Green, Cuckfield. Enlisted in Brighton. Buried in Bienvillers Military Cemetery. F. 745

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LELLIOTT
William Ralph
Private 207772, 1st Battalion, The Middlesex Regiment. 33rd New Army Division. Died of wounds. 29th September 1918. Aged 35. Son of Mark and Sarah Lelliott of Cuckfield. Born in Twineham and enlisted in Brighton. Resident of Hove. Formerly Royal West Kents. Buried in Villers Hill British Cemetery F. 407.

†‡

LONGHURST
Mark
Private SD.2958, 13th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th New Army Division. Died of wounds suffered the previous day on the Rue de Bois 1st July 1916. Aged 32. Born Cuckfield and enlisted in Haywards Heath. Buried in Merville Communal Cemetery F. 345.

†‡

LOWNDES
Edward Whitaker
Trooper 80, The Australian Light Horse, The Anzac Army Corps, Gallipoli. Died of disease on Gallipoli 28th May 1915. Aged 30. Son of Robert and Marion Baxter. Born in Stroud. Buried in Beach Cemetery, Anzac, Gallipoli. Gal. 30.

†‡

LYON
Edward Lycett
Major, 18th Queen Marys Own Hussars. Killed in action at Flers Courcelette 17th September 1916. Aged 39. Served in the South African War. Buried in Corbie Communal Cemetery extension. F. 23.

†‡

MARKWICK
Joseph William
Private TF202801, 8th Battalion, The Royal West Kent Regiment. 24th New Army Division Died of wounds suffered at Cambrai 8th December 1917. Aged 19. Son of Alfred & Elizabeth Annie Markwick of Providence Cottage, Brainsmead, Cuckfield. Born in Cuckfield. Enlisted Haywards Heath. Formerly with the Royal Sussex Regiment. Buried in Tincourt New British Cemetery F. 446,

†‡

MATTHEWS
James
Lance Corporal G.3587, 9th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 24th New Army Division. Died of pneumonia at home 7th March 1915. Aged 20. Son of James & Elizabeth Matthews of Diss, Norfolk. Resident of Cuckfield. Born Cuckfield. Enlisted in Haywards Heath. Buried in Cuckfield Churchyard

†‡

MERTENS
Hugh Grier
Private 495707, 1/13th Battalion (The Kensingtons), The London Regiment. 56th London Division. Died of wounds suffered at Amiens on the 9th August 1918. Born Ardingly and enlisted in Brighton. Next of kin residents of St. Pancras, London. Buried in Beacon Cemetery, Sailly-Laurette. F. 247

†‡

MITCHELL
Thomas
Guardsman 9989, 3rd Battalion, The Coldstream Guards. 2nd Regular Division. Died of wounds 14th February 1915. Aged 20. Son of Mr. F. W. Mitchell of ‘The Danes’, Broadclyst, Devonshire. Born in Cuckfield. Enlisted in Exeter. Buried in Choques Military Cemetery, F. 98.

†‡

MITCHELL
William Holford
Lieutenant, 4th Battalion, The East Surrey Regiment attached to the 2nd Battalion, with the 28th Division on the Salonikan Front in Greece. Killed in action in Greece 15th April 1917. Aged 19. Son of Edward Mitchell of The Grange, South Park Reigate, Surrey. Commemorated on The Mikra Memorial, Greece. MR. 35

†‡

MITCHELL
William Walter Henry
Private 40333, 16th Battalion, The Middlesex Regiment. 33rd New Army Division. Killed in action at Ypres 19th July 1917. Aged 32. Son of Edward & Amy Mitchell of Cuckfield. Husband of Jane Mitchell of Staplefield Road, Handcross. Born Uckfield & enlisted in Chichester. Buried Bard Cottage Cemetery, Boesinghe, Belgium B. 24. Also listed on Staplefield Parish Church Memorial

†‡

MONRO
David Henry Carmichael
Lieutenant, 29th Battalion, The Canadian Infantry, (British Columbia). 2nd Canadian Division. Killed in action near Ypres 4th May 1915. Aged 31. Son of David Carmichael and Elizabeth Josephine Monro of Chestnuts, Lindfield. Buried in Reninghelst New Military Cemetery, Poperinghe, B. 15.

†‡

MORFEE
Percival Edward
Able Seaman R/25, Nelson Battalion, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. 63rd Royal Naval Division Killed in action 25th January 1917. Age 39. Son of Elizabeth & Edward Morfee. Husband of Adeline E. Morfee of Wivelsfield. Buried in Varennes Military Cemetery. F. 41.

†‡

MURRELL
George Henry
Private G.24536, 7th Battalion, The Royal West Surrey Regiment. 18th Eastern Division. Died in captivity 7th January 1917. Aged 30. Son of George & Elizabeth Mary Murrell of Brainsmead, Cuckfield. Born in Cuckfield and Enlisted in Haywards Heath Buried in Ronssoy Communal Cemetery

†‡

PATEMAN
Samuel Ernest
Gunner 26494, 104th Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died in Mesopotamia 24th July 1917. Aged 32. Son of Samuel Lewis & Eliza Pateman of 11, Gladstone Road, Ashstead, Surrey. Born in Cuckfield. Formerly with the 9th Lancers. Buried in The Basra War Cemetery. Iraq.

†‡

PELLING
Jesse.
Private LC/74702, Eastern Command Labour Corps. Died at home 14th August 1918. Aged 41. Son of Frederick & Hannah Pelling of Saddlescombe. Formerly with the 14th Royal Sussex. Born Balcombe & enlisted in Brighton. Cuckfield resident Buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery, Surrey.

†‡

PENNIFOLD
Alfred Uwins
Rifleman 371123, 2/8th Battalion (The Post Office Rifles), The London Regiment. 58th London Division. Killed in action at Bullecourt 11th June 1917. Aged 22. Son of John & Hannah Pennifold of 2 New Road Cottages, Cuckfield. Born & enlisted in Cuckfield. Commemorated on The Arras Memorial Mr. 20.

†‡

RANDELL
Charles Westley
Petty Officer 1st Class 196243, H.M.S. ‘Good Hope’, Royal Navy. South Atlantic Squadron. Lost when the Armoured Cruiser was sunk by German Cruisers at the Battle of Coronel Islands, off Chile, 1st November 1914. Son of Austin James & Margaret Randell. Husband of Celia Randell of 113 Waldegrave Road, Brighton. Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial. MR. 3.

†‡

REID, MC
Stuart Keppell
Captain, 1/4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 34th New Army Division. Died of wounds suffered at Grand Rozoy 29th July 1918. Aged 30. Son of Percy and Florence Reid of Mill Hall, Cuckfield. Educated at Eton. Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.). Listed on Eton College Memorial and the Scottish National Memorial in Edinburgh. Buried in Vauxbin French National Cemetery. F. 864.

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RHODES
William
Private 27864, 2nd Battalion, The Bedfordshire Regiment. 30th New Army Division. Killed in action at Ypres 2nd August 1917. Born Bitteswell, Leicester. Enlisted in Bedford. Next of kin Hatfield, Herts. Commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres MR. 29.

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ROBINSON
Arthur William
Lance Corporal 9561, 2nd Battalion, The Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry. 27th Regular Division. Killed in action at Ypres 20th April 1915. Aged 20. Son of James & Ellen Robinson of 5, Albany Villas, Broad Street, Cuckfield. Born Papworth, Cambridgeshire. Volunteered as a Marine on H.M.S. ‘Triumph’ in China from May 25th August 1914. Buried in Bedford House Cemetery, Zillebeke. Enclosure No2. B. 165/7

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RIDLEY
James Frank
Private G.18154, 7th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 12th Eastern Division. Killed in action at Arras 9th April 1917. Husband of Margaret Ridley later remarried and living at Hapstead Farm, Ardingly. Born East Chiltington. Enlisted in Lewes. Commemorated on The Arras Memorial Mr. 20

†‡

ROWLAND
Frank Sidney
Rifleman 1490, 4th Battalion, The Rifle Brigade. 27th Regular Division. Died of wounds 17th January 1917. Born Cuckfield and enlisted in London. Next of kin residents of Battersea. Buried in Les Gronards Cemetery, Versailles F473.

†‡

ROWLAND
James
Private G.1463 13th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th New Army Division. Killed in action at Ypres 26th September 1917. Aged 26. Son of Mr & Mrs. E. Rowland of South Street, Cuckfield. Born Cuckfield & enlisted in Haywards Heath. Buried in Perth Cemetery, China Wall, Belgium. B115.

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SCOTT
Sydney
Private G.2419 8th Battalion (Pioneer Battalion), The Royal Sussex Regiment. 18th Eastern Division. Killed in action 6th June 1918. Next of kin not recorded. Born Cuckfield. Enlisted in Haywards Heath. Buried in Annois Communal Cemetery F1064

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SELBY, MM
Albert Edward
Sergeant G111. 7th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 12th Eastern Division. Killed in action at the Battle of Amiens 8th August 1918. Aged 24. Son of Edward & Caroline Selby of ‘Longacre’ Cuckfield. Born Cuckfield & enlisted in Haywards Heath. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). Buried in Beacon Cemetery, Sailly Laurette F. 247.

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SELBY
Charles
Private 31542, 7th I. W. Works Company, Royal Fusiliers, The Labour Corps. Died in Belgium 18th August 1918. Born and enlisted in Cuckfield. Next of kin residents of Cuckfield. Formerly The Royal Fusiliers. Buried in Woods Cemetery, Zillebeke, Belgium. B. 120

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SELBY
Percy Harold
Lance Corporal 241868, 1/6th Battalion (TF), The Royal Warwickshire Regiment. 48th South Midland Division. Killed in action at Ypres 4th October 1917. Born in Cuckfield & enlisted in Haywards Heath. Next of kin residents of Cuckfield. Formerly Royal Sussex Regiment. Commemorated on The Tyne Cot Memorial, MR. 30

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SELBY
William George
Private L.8311, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Regular Division. Killed in action at Ypres 30th October 1914. Aged 26. Son of Henry & Susan Selby of Brook Street, Cuckfield Husband of Sarah Selby of Shankhill Road, Belfast. Born Cuckfield and enlisted in Chichester. Regular Soldier. Listed on Irish National Memorial. Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, M. 29

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SMITH
Alfred Ernest
Private GS.297, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Regular Division. Killed in action at Richebourg L’Avoue 9th May 1915. Aged 42. Son of Frederick & Mary Smith of 9, Highlands, Cuckfield. Born Handcross and enlisted in Haywards Heath. Commemorated on The Le Touret Memorial. MR. 22

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SMITH
Cyril Ralph
Private G.1663, 8th Battalion (Pioneer Battalion), The Royal Sussex Regiment. 18th Eastern Division. Killed in action 17th May 1916. Aged 26. Son of Samuel Lewis Smith of Highlands, Cuckfield. Born and enlisted in Cuckfield. Buried in Carnoy Military Cemetery. F. 513.

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SMITH
Henry Frederick
Able Seaman 173538 (RFR/PO/B/1463), H.M.S. `Glory`, Royal Navy. Died of enteric fever on board H.M. Hospital ship `Aquitania` September 18th 1915 after serving on Gallipoli attached to The Royal Naval Division. Aged 37. Reservist, recalled in 1914 having enlisted in 1894, aged 16. Youngest son of Henry James & Mary Ann Smith of Brook Street. Husband of Matilda Gertrude Smith of The High Street, Cuckfield. Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea MR. 3.

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STEVENS
George Eric
Private PS.5691, 20th Battalion (3rd Public Schools Battalion), The Royal Fusiliers. 33rd New Army Division. Killed in action near Cambrin 13th March 1916. Aged 27. Son of William & Grace Stevens of ‘Garnalds’ Cuckfield. Solicitor and LLB (London). Born Preston Park, Brighton. Enlisted in Brighton. Brighton residents. Buried in Cambrin Churchyard Extension F114. Also listed on Brighton War Memorial.

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TURNER
Harcourt Charles
Lieutenant, 6th Battalion, The Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry. 14th Light Division. Killed in action at Langemark, nr Ypres 23rd August 1917. Aged 32. Son of Montague and Augusta Turner of ‘Hortons’ Cuckfield. Commemorated on The Tyne Cot Memorial. MR. 30

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UPTON
Horace William
Rifleman 7250, 2nd Battalion, The Kings Royal Rifle Corps. 1st Regular Division. Died of wounds near Ypres 31st October 1914. Aged 26. Son of William & Mary Upton of Cuckfield. Born in Balcombe and enlisted in Brighton. Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres. Mr29.

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UPTON
Lawrence
Private 63055, 97th Company, The Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action at Ypres 18th September 1917. Aged 25. Son of Charles & Esther Upton of 43 Hatchgate Cottage Cuckfield. Born Cuckfield. Enlisted in Woolwich. Resident of Plumstead. Formerly the London Regiment. Buried in Coxyde Military Cemetery. Belgium. B. 24.

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UPTON
Nathan
Private 13121, 8th Battalion, The Royal Berkshire Regiment. 1st Regular Division. Killed in action at Loos 25th September 1915. Aged 25. Son of Charles & Esther Upton of 43 Hatchgate Cottage, Cuckfield. Born Cuckfield. Enlisted in Reading. Commemorated on The Loos Memorial. Mr. 19.

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VICKERS
George William
Private M2/035363, 19th Ammunition sub park, Army Service Corps. Killed in action 14th March 1916. Aged 25. Son of William Bampton & Rebecca Vickers of Myton House Stables, Warwick. Born in Cuckfield. Enlisted in Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk. Buried in St. Venant Communal Cemetery. F. 495.

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WEBBER
Charles Henry
Able Seaman PO/B/3852, Royal Fleet Reserve, H.M.S. ‘Good Hope’, Royal Navy. South Atlantic Squadron. Killed in action at the Battle of Coronel Islands off the coast of Chile, when the Armoured cruiser was lost with all hands in action with German Cruisers on the 1st November 1914. Aged 34. Son of James John & Agnes Emily Webber of Balcombe. Reservist. Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea. Mr3.

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WILLIAMS
Henry Edward
Private L.10302, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Regular Division. Killed in action at Loos 25th September 1915. Aged 19. Born Cuckfield & enlisted in Haywards Heath. Son of Henry & Ellen Williams of ‘The Old Thatched Cottage’, Whiteman’s Green, Cuckfield. Commemorated on The Loos Memorial Mr19.

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YOUNG
Albert Franklin
Air Mechanic 1st Class 9177, Wireless School, Royal Air Force. Home Command. Died of disease at home 9th June 1918. Son of Albert & Kathleen Young of ‘The Studio’ Cuckfield. Born in London. Buried in Cuckfield Churchyard

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