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DENTON, ST. LEONARDS, WAR MEMORIAL

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Compiled and copyright © Chris Comber 2005

Denton is a small parish on the outskirts of Newhaven. The memorial is located within St Leonrd's Parish Church and contains 17 surnames each with one christian name.

Photograph Copyright © Chris Comber 2005

1914-1919

ANDERSON

George James

Fireman, Mercantile Marine, SS 'Sea Serpent' (London). Lost at sea 23rd March 1916. Aged 24. Son of Charles & Emma Anderson. Husband of Mrs Alice Anderson of Beresford Lodge, Denton. Born at Poplar, East London. Included on Newhaven War Memorial. Commemorated on The Tower Hill Memorial, London.

ASKEW

John

No further information currently available

ATKINS

John

No further information currently available

BARROW

Frederick William

Second Lieutenant, 13th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action at Becourt 3rd September 1916. Aged 31. Son of William & Emma Barrow of 50, Hollingbury Park Avenue Brighton. Born in Woking. Included on Brighton War Memorial. Buried in Ancre British Cemetery

BROOKS

Haziel J

Gunner 171022, 'B' Battery, 64th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action near Ypres 18th October 1917. Aged 20. Son of Henry & Rosa Brooks of 2, Beck Yard, Baxtergate, Whitby, Yorkshire. Enlisted in Brighton. Resident of Newhaven. Included on Newhaven War Memorial. Commemorated on The Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium

BUSH

Robert Bucknull

Private 41366, 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. 8th Division. Died of wounds 31st May 1918. Aged 31. Son of Mr & Mrs P. R. Bush of 'Fairlight' Mount Pleasant, Newhaven. Born in Kentish Town, and enlisted in Brighton. Formerly with the Essex Regiment. Buried in Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille

CAREY

Ralph Frank

Able Seaman, Sussex 4/189, HMS ' Duke of Albany', Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Lost when a U-Boat in the North Sea sank the armed trawler. 24th August 1916. Aged 22. Son of George & Mary Matilda Carey of 10, New Road, Denton. Included on Newhaven War Memorial. Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea.

DRAY

Henry

Fireman, HMT 'Alt', Mercantile Marine. Died in France near Calais 6th October 1917. Aged 27 Son of Mr & Mrs T. Dray of Bridgefoot House, Denton. Included on Newhaven War Memorial. Buried in La Baraques Military Cemetery Sangatte.

MILLER

George Verny

Private G/61658, 23rd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. 33rd Division. Died of wounds 5th May 1917. Aged 18. Son of James & Mary Anne Miller of 19, Sefton Terrace, Riverside, Newhaven. Born in Dane Hill and enlisted in Newhaven. Formerly Royal Sussex. Included on Newhaven Memorial. Buried in Douai Communal Cemetery.

PITTAM

Joseph

Unidentified in CWGC records. Son of Joseph and Jane Pittam of South Heighton. Born in Newhaven. Age in 1901 census, 5. Included on Newhaven War Memorial

RICHARDS

Joseph

Signalman, Sussex 6/30, SS 'Ilston', Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. One of 6 lost when the ship was torpedoed off the Lizard on the 30th June 1917. Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea.

SAUNDERS

Charles Andrew

Private 398215, 788th Area Employment Company, Labour Corps. Formerly with the 2nd Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment (G/8146). Died in Abbeville after the war 18th February 1919. Aged 39. Son of Andrew Charles Thomas & Caroline Saunders of 14, Sefton Terrace, Denton Island. Included on Newhaven War Memorial. Buried in Abbeville Communal Cemetery.

SMYTH

Sydney Doulton Percival

Able Seaman, SS 'Coath', Mercantile Marine. Died at sea 13th December 1916. Aged 30. Son of Bertram & Mary Anne Smyth Husband of Mrs Edith Maude Smyth of 4, Denton Terrace, Newhaven. Born in London. Commemorated on The Tower Hill Memorial, London.

WHITE

Frederick Stephen

Private G/860, 9th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 24th Division. Killed in action at Messines 11th June 1917. Aged 27. Son of Alfred & Sarah Jane White of 1, Lewes Cottage, Denton. Born and enlisted in Newhaven. Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium.

WHITE

John James David

Able Seaman Sussex 6/119, 'Howe' Battalion, Royal Naval Division, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Killed in action on Gallipoli 9th May 1915. Aged 18. Son of John James Davis White and Julia Elizabeth White of 31, Elphick Road, Newhaven. Included on Newhaven War Memorial. Commemorated on The Helles Memorial, Gallipoli. Turkey

WINDER

William David Henry

Able Seaman Sussex 6/10/, HMS 'Alcantara', Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Lost with 72 other members of the crew when the Armed Merchant Crusier was sunk in action with the German raider 'Greif' in the Skaggerak on 29th February 1916. Aged 22. Served as KING. Husband of Mrs A .Winder of 1, The Huts, Denton Island. Included on Newhaven War Memorial Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea.

WOOLFORD

Alfred J

No further information currently available. Included on Newhaven War Memorial

24 June 2005

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