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EAST GRINSTEAD WORLD WAR 1 MEMORIALS

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

War Memorial Cross dedicated to the men of 1914-1919 situated at the top of the High Street. On the following list, 93 men marked with an ** have their names included on the Memorial tablet in the Parish Church of St. Swithin’s. The two memorial has 204 surnames and initials only. The Church Memorial includes some Christian Names. ** Please Note ** World War 2 is listed separately
Photographs Copyright © Chris Comber 2004

1914-1918

ABRAHAMS
Montague
Major 16th Battalion, The Rifle Brigade. 39th Division. Killed in action at Becourt 3. 9.16. Included on Ashhurstwood Parish War Memorial. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial MR.21.

**

ADAMS
Harry Reginald
Gunner 76193 8th Battery 37th Brigade. Royal Field Artillery Died of wounds 13. 7.16. Born and enlisted in East Grinstead. Buried Carnoy Military Cemetery. F.513

AGATE
Arthur
Private G/8182 9th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 24th Division. Killed in action near Arras 13. 4.17. Aged 32. Son of James and Millicent Agate of Council Terrace, East Grinstead. Husband of Elizabeth Agate of Gassons Cottages, Baldwins Hill, East Grinstead. Commemorated on The Arras Memorial MR. 20

ALDERTON
James Alfred
Lance Corporal G/17766 7th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action near Aveluy Wood during the March Retreat 27. 3.18. Born in India and enlisted in East Grinstead. Commemorated on The Pozieres Memorial MR. 27.

**

ALLIN
Frederick
Private 24480 10th Battalion, The Somerset Light Infantry (Reserve Battalion) Died of sickness at home 7. 5.16. Aged 30. Son of Mr. and Mrs. W.H.Allin of 14, West Hill, East Grinstead. Born in East Grinstead and enlisted in Portsmouth Buried Mount Noddy Cemetery, East Grinstead.

**

ARGENT
Henry
Private G/42732 1st Battalion, The Middlesex Regiment. 33rd Division. Died 4.11.18. Born in Maresfield and enlisted in Chichester. Next of kin East Grinstead. Buried Mont Huon Military Cemetery F. 13.

**

ARNOLD
Edward
No further information currently available

**

ARNOLD
Henry
No further information currently available

ARNOLD
Frank
No further information currently available

BAGOT
Maurice John Hervey
Lieutenant Royal Navy. HMS “Monmouth” South Atlantic Squadron Lost with the cruiser during the Battle of Coronel Islands off the coast of Chile 1.11.14.age 23. Son of Colonel Charles Hervey Bagot (CB) Royal Engineers and Mrs. Alice Bagot of “Westfields” East Grinstead. Born in Dublin. Commemorated on The Plymouth Royal Naval Memorial MR.2.

BANGER
Charles
Private G/16798 7th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action 5. 4.18. Aged 32. Son of Henry and Eliza Banger. Husband of Lily Banger of 8, Durkins Road, East Grinstead. Born in Battersea and enlisted in Horsham. Buried Bouzincourt Ridge Cemetery F. 516

BARNES
Frank
No further information currently available

BARSON
John Best
Private 631649 20th Battalion, The London Regiment. (Blackheath and Woolwich). Killed in action on the Somme 15. 9.16. Born in Dormansland and enlisted in Blackheath Resident of Lee Green. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial MR.21.

**

BEADLE
William James
Sergeant 986 Royal Air Force Died 22. 4.18. Aged 25 Husband of Mr. F.K.Beadle of 14, Chequer Road, East Grinstead. Commemorated on The Hollybrook Memorial Southampton.

**

BECK
Frank Eric
Private 2345 51st Battalion, The Australian Infantry. 13th Brigade. 4th Australian Division. Killed in action on the Somme 3. 9.16 Buried Aveluy Wood Cemetery, Mesnil-Martinstart F.252

**

BENNETT
John
Corporal TF/200189 1/4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 34th Division. Died of wounds 27. 9.18. Aged 26. Son of John and Mary Elizabeth Bennett of East Grinstead. Born and enlisted in East Grinstead. Buried Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium B.11

BENSON
B. S.
No further information currently available

BERRY
William James
Private G/6820 8th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 18th Division. Died of wounds 20. 2.17. age 25. Son of William John and Emily Berry of 162, London Road, East Grinstead. Born in East Grinstead and enlisted in Brighton. Included on Brighton War Memorial. Buried Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension F.177

BILLINGS
Walter
Private L. 6177 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Died of wounds on the Somme 26. 6.16. Aged 36. Regular Soldier born in West Hoathly and enlisted in Brighton.Son of Mr. Billings and Mrs. Mary Isabel Billings of Birch Grove, near West Hoathly. Buried Maroc British Cemetery F. 149.

BINGHAM
Alec Henry
Private G/17787 12th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Died of wounds 19. 4.17. Aged 21. Son of Allan and Ellen Bingham of Chestnut Cottage, Crawley Down. Felbridge Estate Carpenter. Born and enlisted in Horsham. Included on Felbridge Parish Church War Memorial Buried Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium B. 11

BISH
Frank William Humphrey
Private 26215 105th Company The Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 31. 5.16. Aged 23. Son of Mr. and Mrs. F.H.Bish of “The Arundel Arms” The High Street, Shoreham. Born in Ditchling and enlisted in Hove. Formerly with The Royal Sussex. Included on Shoreham War Memorial and Parish Church. Buried St. Vaast Post Military Cemetery F. 631

BONNY
John
Sapper. 9261 56th Field Company The Royal Engineers. Killed in action 12. 3.15. Aged 34. Son of George and Esther Bonney of 21, Imberhorne Lane, East Grinstead. Husband of Grace Bonney (remarried) of 39, Copyhold Road, East Grinstead. Born and enlisted in East Grinstead. Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium. MR. 29

BOURN
Henry
Private G/4351 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Killed in action at Loos 25. 9.15. Aged 32. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Bourn of Slaugham. Husband of Louisa Bourn (remarried) of London Road, Balcombe. Born in Slaugham and enlisted in Brighton. Included on Balcombe Parish Church War Memorial. Commemorated on The Loos Memorial MR.19.

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BOYLETT
Herbert
Private 703129 1/23rd Battalion, The London Regiment. 63rd Division. Wounded in France and died at home 12. 4.17. Aged 25. Husband of Elsie Kate Boylett of 144, Queens Road, East Grinstead. Born in Purbright, Surrey and enlisted in Guildford Formerly with the Royal West Surreys. Buried Queens Road Cemetery, East Grinstead.

**

BREWER
John
Rifleman 211857 21st Garrison Battalion, The Rifle Brigade, Lost when the troopship SS”Aragon” was torpedoed by a submarine off Alexandria on the 30th December 1917. Aged 40. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Brewer of College Lane, East Grinstead. Husband of Ellen Agnes Brewer of 6, Station Road, Lingfield, Surrey. Enlisted in Guildford Formerly with the Royal West Surreys. Buried Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt.

BRINKHUST
John
Private 440061 14th Battalion, The Canadian Infantry. (Royal Montreal Regiment) 3rd Brigade, 1st Canadian Division. Wounded on the Somme and died in base hospital at Boulogne 28. 9.16. Aged 28. Son of Mr. and Mrs. George Brinkhurst of 68, Moat Road, East Grinstead. Buried Boulogne Eastern Cemetery F. 102

BROADLEY
Thomas Harding
Lieutenant No 62 (F) Squadron The Royal Air Force. (Bristol Fighters). Killed in action 15. 9.18. Aged 19. Son of George and Elsie Broadley of Lonsdale House, East Grinstead. Buried Chili Trench Cemetery, Gavrelle F. 1193

**

BROOKER
Victor George
Sapper. 177182 (WR/255213) Royal Engineers. (Railway Companies) 38th Miscellaneous Transport Company. Died 15. 5.18. age 31. Son of George and Annie Brooker of East Grinstead. Husband of Mrs. Bertha Brooker (remarried of Brighton) Born in Ashford, Kent and enlisted in East Grinstead. Buried Les Baraques Military Cemetery, Sangatte. F. 65

**

BROOM
Raymond J. C.
Sapper. 70242 Royal Engineers. 3rd Army Corps, Signals Company. Died in France 14.12.16. Son of Mr. and Mrs. William Broom of 29, De la Warr Road, East Grinstead.Born in Bromley, Kent and enlisted in Westminster. Buried St. Pol Communal Cemetery Extension

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BUCKLAND
William Robert
Guardsman 6875 1st Battalion, The Coldstream Guards 1st Division. Died of wounds near Troyon on the Aisne 16.9.14, first battle of the Aisne, wounded in the attack on the Chemin Des Dames. Regular Soldier. Born in Horley, Surrey and enlisted in Guildford Buried Vendresse British Cemetery F.1329

**

BUDGEN
George
Private G/4759 7th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 12th Division. Died of wounds 14.1.16. Aged 27 So of Mr. and Mrs. James Budgen of East Grinstead. Husband of Mrs. Alice Budgen of Saint Hill Green. Keeper on the Saint Hill Estate. Born in East Grinstead and enlisted in Brighton. Buried Chocques Military Cemetery F. 98

BUDGEN
G.
No further information currently available

BURCHETT
Sydney
Private G/5411 9th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 24th Division. Killed in action near Ypres 8.8.17. Aged 24. Son of Ezekiel and Anne Burchett of North End, Felbridge.Employed locally as a groom. Born in East Grinstead and enlisted in Brighton.Included on Felbridge Parish Church War Memorial. Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium MR. 29

**

BURGESS
Percy Charles
Private TF/200804 1/4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 53rd Division. Killed in action during the 1st Battle of Gaza 26. 3.17. Aged 19. Son of Robert and Lucy Burgess of West Street, East Grinstead. Born in East Grinstead and enlisted in Tonbridge, Kent. Employee of Woods, the Butcher of East Grinstead. Commemorated on The Jerusalem Memorial, Palestine MR. 34

**

CARTER
John Thomas
Private G/78636 2nd Battalion, The Royal Fusiliers. 29th Division. Died of wounds 5. 9.18. Born in London and enlisted in Brighton. Next of kin residents of East Grinstead. Buried Le Grand Beaumart British Cemetery, Steenwerck, Belgium.

CREASEY
Ernest Stanley
Lance Corporal SD/4899 11th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action at Becourt 3.9.16. Aged 23. Son of John and Fanny Creasey of 7, Model Cottages, Felbridge. Born in Godstone, Surrey and enlisted in East Grinstead. Included on Felbridge Parish Church War Memorial. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial MR. 21

CREASEY
Frederick
Private G/1494 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Killed in action at Loos 25. 9.15. Aged 25. Son of John and Fanny Creasey of 7, Model Cottages, Felbridge. Born in Godstone Surrey and enlisted in Chichester. Included on Felbridge Parish Church War Memorial Commemorated on The Loos Memorial MR. 19.

**

COLLINS
Edgar Horatio
Guardsman 27190 2nd Battalion, The Grenadier Guards. The Guards Division. Killed in action 14. 10.17. Born in Northleigh, Oxfordshire and enlisted in East Grinstead. Commemorated on The Arras Memorial Mr.20

COMMERFORD
Thomas James
Sergeant L.7271 6th Battalion, The Royal Fusiliers. Died at home 28. 9.17. Aged 34. Son of John and Susan Commerford Husband of Mary Commerford (remarried) later of Hounslow. Regular Soldier. Buried Brentford and Chiswick (New Brentford) Cemetery.

**

COOMBER
Albert William
Sergeant L.9162 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. The Indian Army Killed in action on attachment in Persia 25.9.18. Aged 28 Regular. Son of George and Maria Coomber of 5, Mill Cottages, Dunnings Road, East Grinstead .Born and enlisted in East Grinstead Buried Tehran War Cemetery, Persia (Iran) Asia 82

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COOMBER
Gilbert Harold
Private TF/200698 1/4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 34th .Division. Killed in action near Grand Rozoy on the Marne 29. 7.18 Aged 20. Son of George and Maria Coomber of 5, Mill Cottages, Dunnings Road, East Grinstead. Born and enlisted in Horsham. Brother of Sergeant Albert Coomber. Commemorated on The Soissons Memorial.MR. 18.

COOPER
Francis James
Private G/21791 10th Battalion, The Royal West Surrey Regiment. 41st Division. Killed in action 26. 3.18. Aged 25. Son of Mr. and Mrs. James Cooper of “The Rocks” Ashurstwood. Born in Slough, Bucks and enlisted in East Grinstead. Formerly with the Northamptons. Commemorated on The Arras Memorial MR. 20

**

COOPER
George A.
Private G/4679 7th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 12th Division. Died of wounds 11. 8.16. Son of Mr. Cooper and Mrs. M.A.Cooper of 4, Council Cottages East Grinstead. Born and enlisted in East Grinstead Buried Bouzincourt Communal Cemetery Extension F.296.

**

COOPER
Harry V.
Rifleman 5325 2nd Battalion, The Rifle Brigade. 8th Division. Died of wounds 23. 5.15. Born and enlisted in East Grinstead. Next of kin, residents of East Grinstead. Buried Laventie Military Cemetery, La Gorgue F. 1887

COOPER
Sydney Gordon
Second Lieutenant 1st Battalion, The Royal Warwickshire Regiment. 4th Division. Died of wounds 17. 9.15.age 32. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Cooper of Spring Place, Bexley, Kent. Buried Mailly-Maillet Communal Cemetery Extension F. 344

COPPARD
William Frederick
Private L.10386 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Died of wounds. 28. 1.15. Grave lost Aged 22. Son of Mrs. Mary Warburton of St. Andrews Cottage Laundry, Ashurstwood. Born in West Hoathly and enlisted in Horsham. Commemorated on The Le Touret Memorial MR. 22

CRICK
W.L.
No further information currently available

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CURTIS
Percy
Private G/7659 7th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 12th Division. Died of wounds 6. 2.18. Aged 19. Son of William and Lucy Curtis of 16, De La Warr Road, East Grinstead. Born in East Grinstead and enlisted in Guildford, Surrey. Buried Estaires Communal Cemetery Extension. F. 769

DANIELS
Albert
Rifleman 44826 15th Battalion, The Royal Irish Rifles 36th Ulster Division. Died of wounds 7. 6.17. Aged 20Son of Richard and Caroline Parks of Welgars Cottage, Newchapel.Husband of Mrs. Emma Daisy Parks. Born in Crawley Down and enlisted in East Grinstead. Formerly with the Royal Sussex Regiment. Buried Westhof Farm Cemetery Belgium.

DEACON
Gilbert .T .F.
Private 14114 1st Battalion, The Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 1. 4.18. Aged 21. Son of Frederick and Caroline Deacon of Chelwood Gate near East Grinstead. Buried Peronne Communal Cemetery Extension F.551

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DEACON
William George
Guardsman. 8903 1st Battalion, The Coldstream Guards 1st Division. Killed in action on the Aisne, first battle of the Aisne, 14.9.14. Regular. Born in East Grinstead and enlisted in Croydon. Next of kin Ash, near Martock, Somerset. Commemorated on The Ferte Sous Jouarre Memorial MR.15

**

DEVITT
Guy Francis Ormand
Second Lieutenant 7th Battalion, The Rifle Bigade. 14t. Light Division. Killed in action near Ypres. 30. 7.15 Aged 23. Son of Andrew and Jane Dales Devitt of “Coldshott” Oxted, Surrey. Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium MR. 29

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DICKINS
Wyndham Harold
Captain 12th Battalion, The Notts and Derby Regiment. (The Sherwood Foresters) Pioneer Battalion, of the 24th Division. Died of wounds after the Battle of Loos. 28. 9.15. Aged 45. Son of Colonel and Mrs. H.F. Dickins. Husband of Mrs. Beatrice Dickins of 2, Belzize Road, Hampstead, Middlesex. Buried Abbeville Communal Cemetery.F. 51

DILLEY
Frederick George
Private TF/243402 2nd Battalion, The Hampshire Regiment. 29th Division. Killed in action in Belgium 11. 4.18. Son of Mr. Dilley and Mrs. Charlotte Dilley of 45, Adelaide Road, Shepherds Bush, West London. Commemorated on The Ploegsteert Memorial MR.32

**

DIXON
Walter Robert
No further information currently available

DOLLERY
Frederick Harry
Lance Corporal 1896 The 1/1st Sussex Yeomanry Att. to 42nd Division. Gallipoli. Killed in action on Gallipoli 20.12.15. Aged 23.Son of William Albert and Ada Dollery of “The Cloisters” Bishops Sutton, Hampshire. Born in Bishops Sutton and enlisted in Brighton. Included on Bishops Sutton Parish Church War Memorial. Commemorated on The Helles Memorial MR.4.

DOWNER
James
Private G/1137 2nd Battalion, The Middlesex Regiment. 8th Division. Died of wounds 20. 2.18. age 32. Son of Mr. and Mrs. James Downer of 145, West Street, East Grinstead. Born in East Grinstead and enlisted in Fulham. Buried Nine Elms British Cemetery, Poperinghe, Belgium. B.3.

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DRAPER
Charles
Rifleman. A/205307 7th Battalion, The Kings Royal Rifle Corps. 14th Light Division. Died of wounds 13. 5.18.age 19. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Draper of 48, Queens Road, East Grinstead. Born in East Grinstead and enlisted in Chichester. Buried Guise (LaDesolation) French National Cemetery, Flavigny-Le-Petit.

**

DRAPER
Thomas James
Gunner 95855 Royal Field Artillery 1/36th Division. Ammunition Col. Died 29. 9.18. Aged 25. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Draper of 9, Highfield, Forest Row.Born and enlisted in East Grinstead. Buried Ypres Reservoir Cemetery, Belgium B. 84

DYKES
Alfred Baverstock
Private G/42003 24th Battalion, The Royal Fusiliers. 2nd Division. Killed in action at Arras 14. 4.17. Aged 38 Husband of Mrs. Rhoda Dykes of North Cottage, Limpsfield, Surrey.Included on Limpsfield Parish Church War Memorial. Born in London and enlisted in Faversham, Kent. Resident of East Grinstead. Commemorated on The Arras Memorial MR. 20.

EDWARDS
William F
Private G/4210 13th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Dvision. Killed in action 3. 4.17. Born in East Grinstead and enlisted In Brighton. Buried Railway Dugout (Transport Farm) Cemetery, Zillebeke, Belgium. B.127

ELLIS
Ernest George
Private G/16319 12th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action 8.10.16. Aged 26. Son of Mr. and Mrs. T. Ellis if Great Missenden, Bucks.Husband of Mrs. E.Ellis of 24, Dormans Park Road, East Grinstead. Born in Great Missenden and enlisted in East Grinstead. Buried Auchonvillers Military Cemetery. F. 35/

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ELLIS
George
Lance Corporal G/3687 11th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action near Ypres 26. 9.17. Aged 24. Son of Mr. and Mrs. W.H.Ellis of 4, Mill Cottages, Dunning Road, East Grinstead. Born in Lingfield, Surrey and enlisted in Chichester. Commemorated on The Tyne Cot Memorial Belgium MR.30.

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ELPHICK
Frederick
Lance Corporal 31236 The Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) No 61 Company. Died of wounds 8. 8.17.age 20. Son of Frederick James and Amelia Elphick of”The Lodge” Barton St. Mary, East Grinstead. Born and enlisted in East Grinstead. Formerly with the Royal Sussex Regiment.Buried Dozinghem Military Cemetery, Belg. B.16.

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FARRAR
Lewis
Private 33927 16th Battalion, The Royal Warwickshire Regiment. 5th Division. Died of wounds in Italy 7. 2.18. Aged 23. Son of Herbert and Elizabeth Farrar of East Grinstead.Born in East Dulwich, London and enlisted in London. Formerly with The Royal Army Service Corps.Buried Giavera British Cemetery, Acade. Italy.

FIELD
Charles
Private 70118 16th Battalion, The Notts and Derby Regiment. (The Sherwood Foresters) 39th Division. Killed in action near Ypres. 22. 9.17.age 24. Son of Mr. H. and Mrs. Elizabeth Field of “Felcourt” East Grinstead. Born in Warlingham, Surrey and enlisted in Petworth Commemorated on The Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium MR. 30

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FOLLINGTON
William George
Private 5229 5th Battalion, The Royal Irish Regiment. Pioneer Battalion, of the 50th Division. Killed in action near Le Cateau 22. 10.18. Aged 42. Son of George and Sarah Anne Follington of Eastbourne. Husband of Mrs. Edith Kate Follington of 6, Stockwell Road, East Grinstead, Enlisted in London. Formerly with the Royal Sussex Reg. Buried Highland Cemetery, Le Cateau F. 190

FOSTER
Arthur
No further information currently available.

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FOSTER
John Ephraim
Corporal 33531 The Royal Engineers Wireless Depot Company Died in base hospital at Etaples 23. 7.17. Son of John and Mary Foster. Husband of Mrs. Ishtar Foster of Bugle Farm, Forest Row. Native of Walsall, Staffs. Born in Darlaston and enlisted in Horsham. Buried Etaples Military Cemetery F. 40

GARWOOD
Ernest
Private 21015 26th Battalion, The Royal Fusiliers. 41st Division. Killed in action 18. 9. 16. Born in East Grinstead and enlisted in St. Pauls Churchyard Resident of Wanstead, Essex. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial MR.21

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GASSON
Lewis Victor
Private G/1499 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Killed in action at Givenchy 30. 1.15 Aged 24. Son of Clement and Esther Gasson of 161, London Road, East Grinstead. Born in Crowhurst and enlisted in Chichester. Commemorated on The Le Touret Memorial MR. 22.

GILLICK
Ernest G.
No further information currently available.

GILROY
J.
Stoker 1st Class 55462 Royal Navy HMS “Caesar” Died 28. 9.19. Buried Haidar Pasha Cemetery Istanbul, Turkey. (Possibility Only)

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GODWIN
Alexander Harold
Private G/20438 1st Battalion, The East Kent Regiment. 6th Division. ‘D’ Company Killed in action 6. 6.17. Aged 23. Son of James and Mary Godwin of The Cottage, Fonthill, East Grinstead. Born and enlisted in East Grinstead. Formerly with the Royal Sussex Regiment. Buried Philosophe British Cemetery, Mazingarbe. F.115

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GODWIN
Benjamin George
Private TF/201066 1/4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 53rd Division. Killed in action near Jerusalem 17.12.17. Aged 20. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Goodwin of 87, West Street, East Grinstead, Enlisted in Chichester. Bur, Jerusalem War Cemetery, Palestine.

GODWIN
James Henry
Private G/7431 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Died of wounds 17. 10. 15. Born in Dublin and enlisted in East Grinstead. Next of kin, East Grinstead. Buried Chocques Military Cemetery. F. 98

GODWIN
John Charles Raymond
Second Lieutenant 7th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 12th Division. (‘B’ Company). Killed in action at Ovillers 7. 7.16. Aged 27. Born in Umtata South Africa on 18 July 1888. Son of Robert Herbert Godwin (a missionary) born 1848, and Alicia Frances Charlotte Godwin (nee Orpen) born Coleburg South Africa, 1858. He had a sister Constance Mary Geraldine born 3rd August 1890, and a brother Edgar Harold born 3rd March 1895, both born in South Africa. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial MR. 21.

Note: Census documents dated March 1901 indicate that Alicia and her three children had returned to England and were living in Margate. There is no record that her husband was still with her because she is listed as the head of a household, occupation laundry manageress. Her husband was buried in St. Peter and St Pauls cemetery in Lingfield in 1913.

Sometime in his twenties John went to Canada where he served in the Royal North-West Mounted Police from Sep 3rd, 1912 to Apr 7th, 1913. The original discharge paper indicates that he purchased his discharge and that his conduct during service was "very good". He held a certificate of proficiency "First Class" in Radiotelegraphy granted to him by the Dept. of Naval Service on 6th October 1913, probably he was a radio operator in Fort William Ontario (now called Thunder Bay).

At some point he returned to England to enlist in the war effort. Back in England he married Linda Beamon. The marriage was registered in the second quarter of 1916.

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GREENAWAY
Alfred
Private SD/2692 13th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action on the Rue de Bois 30. 6.16. Aged 24. Son of William George and Emma Greenaway, of 25, Glen View Road, East Grinstead. Born in East Grinstead and enlisted in Hastings. Buried Cabaret Rouge British Cemetery F. 924

GROVE
William Henry
Private 22440 3rd Battalion, The South Lancashire Regiment. 55th Division. Died at home 8. 3.17. Aged 30. Son of William and Caroline Grove of East Grinstead. Husband of Mrs. Eugenie Beatrice Grove of 58, Plashet Grove, East Ham. Born in East Grinstead and enlisted in Colwyn Bay, Denbighshire, North Wales. Buried Kirkdale Cemetery, Liverpool.

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HARDY
Phillip Ernest Radford
Second Lieutenant 2nd Battalion, The Royal Marine Light Infantry 63rd Royal Naval Division. Killed in action in action at Arras 28. 4.17. Aged 22. Son of William James and Emily Hardy of 9, Langport Road, Weston Super Mare. Commemorated on The Arras Memorial MR.20

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HARMAN
Arthur Thomas
Private TF/505144 2nd Battalion, The Kings Royal Rifle Corps. 1st Division. Died of wounds 7. 9.18. Aged 40. Son of Thomas and Ellen Harman of East Grinstead. Born and enlisted in East Grinstead. Formerly with the 5th Londons. Buried Ligny-St. Flochel British Cemetery, Averdoignt F. 14

HARMAN
F.
No further information currently available

HARRIS
Cecil Keith
Private TF/2115 1/4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 53rd Division. Died of diptheria in military hospital in Ismailia, Egypt. 8.11.16. Aged 19. Son of Joseph and Alice Harris of West Hoathly. Born in Horstead Keynes and enlisted in Horsham. Buried Ismailia War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt.

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HEASMAN
George H.
Lieutenant. The Royal Flying Corps. Died in an accident in the United Kingdom 20. 1.18. Buried Mount Noddy Cemetery, East Grinstead.

HEASMAN
Henry
Private 46212 19th Battalion, The Lancashire Fusiliers. Pioneer Battalion, of the 49th Division.Killed in action 25. 4.18.age 42. Son of Mr. and Mrs. John Heasman of 11, Pheonix Terrace, Ashurstwood. Husband of Mrs. Harriett Humphrey of 1, Sunrise Villa, Queens Road, Crowborough. Formerly with the Royal Engineers. Born in Forest Row and enlisted in East Grinstead Included on Ashurstwood Parish War Memorial. Commemorated on The Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium MR. 30

HILL
Alfred James
Corporal G/2669 8th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. Pioneer Battalion, of the 18th Division. Killed in action 1. 6.17. Aged 23 ‘D’ Company. Son of James and Jane Hill of Acacia Cottage, Felbridge. Born in East Grinstead and enlisted in Chichester. Included on Felbridge Parish Church War Memorial. Buried Sunken Road Cemetery, Boisleux St. Marc F.1184

HILLER
Francis James
Private G/31137 1st Battalion, The Royal West Kent Regiment. 5th Division. Killed in action 26. 9.18. Aged 18. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Hiller of 43, West Street, East Grinstead. Born in East Grinstead and enlisted in Brighton. Commemorated on The Vis en Artois Memorial MR. 16.

HILLS
Edmund
Able Seaman J/4111 Royal Navy. HMS.’Bulwark” Lost when the battleship blew up off Sheerness 26.11.14. age 21. Son of Mr. Hills and Mrs. Alice Hills of 9, Old Road, East Grinstead. Commemorated on The Portsmouth Royal Naval Memorial, Southsea. MR. 3.

HINVEST
George Samuel
Corporal 132117 197th Siege Battery The Royal Garrison Artillery Killed in action during the March retreat 23. 3.18. Aged 36 Husband of Mrs. Louisa Hinvest of 3, Jellicoe Avenue, Gravesend, Kent. Born in Eastleigh, Hants and enlisted in Gravesend Connection with East Grinstead, unknown. Buried Mindel Trench British Cemetery, St. Laurent-Blagny F. 729

HOLCOMBE
Albert William
Private G/8014 9th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 24th Division. Died of wounds in military hospital at Rouen 15. 9.16. Born in Forest Row and enlisted in East Grinstead.Buried St. Sever Cemetery, Rouen F. 145

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HOSKEN
Wilfred
Second Lieutenant 6th Battalion, The East Yorkshire Regiment. Pioneer Battalion, of the 11th Division. Killed in action near Suvla Bay, Gallipoli 21.8. 15 Aged 28. Son of Mr. and Mrs. William Hosken of ‘School House’ East Grinstead. Husband of Mrs. Ethel Hosken of “Fernlea” East Grinstead. Commemorated on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli. Turkey MR.4.

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HUGGETT
Sydney George
Second Lieutenant ‘A’ Company 7th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 12th Division.Killed in action at Epehy Wood 18. 9.18. Aged 31. Son of Sydney and Emma Huggett of London Road, East Grinstead. Husband of Mrs. Bessie Huggett of 120, Tilehurst Road, Reading, Berks. Buried Epehy Wood Farm Cemetery F. 369

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HUMPHREY
Charles William
Private 36825 12th Battalion, The Norfolk Regiment. 31st Division. Killed in action 24. 7.18. Aged 18. Son of Arthur and Sarah Humphrey of 30, Stockwell Road, East Grinstead. Born in East Grinstead and enlisted in Brighton. Buried Le Grand Hasard Military Cemetery, Morbcque F. 19

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INGRAM
George Catland
Private TF/ 201166 1/4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 53rd Division. Killed in action during the first battle of Gaza 26. 3.17. Son of Mr. and Mrs. J.Ingram of Queens Road, East Grinstead. Born in East Grinstead and enlisted in Horsham Member of East Grinstead Football Club. Commemorated on The Jerusalem Memorial MR. 34.

JAMES
Thomas
Private G/1347 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Killed in action near North Maroc 17. 5.16. Aged 33. Son of Thomas and Jane James of Horsted Keynes. Born in Horsted keynes and enlisted in Haywards Heath Included on Horsted Keynes and Staplefield Parish War Memorials. Buried St. Patricks Cemetery, Loos. F. 551

JARRETT, DSO
Aylmer Vivian
Captain 2nd Battalion, The York and Lancaster Regiment. 16th Division. Died of wounds 22. 6.15. age 35. Son of Colonel H.S.Jarrett (CTE) and Mrs. Agnes Jarrett of South Lodge, East Grinstead. Buried Hop Store Cemetery, Belgium B.2.

JARRETT
Charles Harry Brownlow
Major 1st Battalion, The Royal Munster Fusiliers. 29th Division. Killed in action on ‘V’ beach during the Gallipoli Landings 25. 4.15. age 40. Son of Colonel H.S.Jarrett (CTE) and Mrs. Agnes Jarrett of South Lodge, East Grinstead. Buried Lancashire Landing Cemetery, Gallipoli.

JELF
Gordon W.
Lance Corporal 15/1313 15th Battalion, The Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action near Arras. 4. 6.16. No record with SDGW. Buried Faubourg D’Amiens Cemetery, Arras F.1182

JENNER
Alfred
Bombardier 11546, 'D' Battery, 83rd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 6 May 1917. Born Croydon, Surrey, enlisted Reading, Berkshire. Living at 23 Durkin’s Road in East Grinstead in the 1911 Census and was listed as being born in Croydon. He was also living in East Grinstead in 1901. No known grave. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 1.

JENNER
James
Private SD/4029 13th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action on the Rue de Bois 30. 6.16. Aged 19. Son of Mr. and Mrs. W.Jenner of 12, Council Terrace, East Grinstead. Born in East Grinstead and enlisted in Hastings. Buried St. Vaast Post Military Cemetery F. 631

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JOHNSON
Sidney
Private TF/ 200239 1/4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 34th Division. Killed in action near Ypres 2. 9.18. Aged 21. Son of Herbert and Kate Johnson of 11, Green Hedges Avenue, East Grinstead. Born in Lodsworth and enlisted in East Grinstead. Commemorated on The Tyne Cot Memorial Belgium MR.30

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KEMP
Alfred Thomas
Private 18016 The Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) No. 11 Company Killed in action on the Somme 1. 7.16. age 21. Son of Alfred and Agnes Kemp of 1, Railway Cottages, East Grinstead. Born and enlisted in East Grinstead. Formerly with the Rifle Brigade. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial MR.21

KENT
Charles
No further information currently available

KENT
Herbert William
Rifleman 43847 1/13th Battalion, The London Regiment. 56th London Division. Died of wounds at home 16. 9.18. Enlisted in Lingfield, Surrey. Formerly with the Royal West Surreys. Buried Bear Road Cemetery, Brighton.

KENTON
Harry
Private G/52520 4th Battalion, The Royal Fusiliers 3rd Division. Killed in action near Arras on the .3.5.17. Born in Shelford, Surrey and elisted in Guildford Resident of East Grinstead. Formerly with the Middlesex Regiment. Commemorated on The Arras Memorial MR. 20

KILLICK
Percy John
Private G/63596 8th Battalion, The Royal West Surrey Regiment. 24th Division. Killed in action 11.10.18. Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Killick of 13, Council Terrace, East Grinstead. Born in East Grinstead Buried St. Aubert British Cemetery. F. 270

KING
George
Private G/571 ‘C’ Company. 7th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action at Houplines 13. 6.16. Born in East Grinstead and enlisted in Bexhill. First fatal casualty of the 7th Battalion, on the Western Front. Buried Houplines Communal Cemetery Extension. F. 1140

KNIGHT
Charles Henry
Stoker 1st Class K/15736 Royal Navy. HMS “Victory” Died at home 23. 6.15. Aged 18. Son of Frederick and Caroline Knight of 89, Dunning Road, East Grinstead. Buried Rosskeen Parish Churchyard Extension. Ross and Cromarty, Scotland

KNIGHT
Frederick
No further information currently available

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KNIGHT
Horace
Lance Corporal 2097 1st Battalion, The Rifle Brigade. 4th Division. ‘C’ Company Killed in action 23.10.16 Aged 27. Son of Horace and Alice Knight of 4, Sackville College, East Grinstead.Born and enlisted in East Grinstead. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial MR.21

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LAWS
Morden Edward
Rifleman 9775 4th Battalion, The Kings Royal Rifle Corps. 27th Division. Died of wounds 18. 3.15. Aged 23. Son of Mr. and Mrs. W.E.Laws of 28, Chequers Road, East Grinstead. Born in Croydon and enlisted in Gosport, Hants. Buried Dickebusch New Military Cemetery, Belgium

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LAWSON, MM
George
Sergeant 17650 2nd Battalion, The Royal Berkshire Regiment. 8th Division. Killed in action 2. 4.18. Enlisted in Deptford Resident of East Grinstead. Commemorated on The Pozieres Memorial MR. 27.

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LEDWORD
Charles
Private G/8834 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Died of wounds 23. 7.16. Born and enlisted in East Grinstead. Next of kin, East Grinstead. Buried Albert Communal Cemetery Extension F. 430

LEGGATT
Alfred
Private TF/1780 1/5th Battalion, The East Kent Regiment. Mesopotamia. Killed in action in Mesopotamia 7. 1.16. Born on Howden, Yorkshire and enlisted in Ashford , Kent. Resident of East Grinstead. Buried Amara War Cemetery, Iraq

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LEPPARD
Herbert Frederick
Guardsman 6982 3rd Battalion, The Coldstream Guards. The Guards Division. Killed in action 30. 8.17. Aged 29. Son of William and Elizabeth Leppard of 5, Carlton Cottages, Wellington Town Road, East Grinstead. Born and enlisted in East Grinstead. Buried Bluet Farm Cemetery, Belgium B.13

LINFIELD
Percy Frank
Private G/16044 13th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action nr Ypres 15.10.17. Aged 31. Son of Mr. and Mrs. John Linfield of Storrington. Husband of Mrs. Esther Barbara Linfield of Whitehorse Yard, Storrington Enlisted in East Grinstead. Included on Storrington and Copthorne War Memorials. Buried Kemmel Chateau Military Cemetery, Belgium B.1.

LITTLEWOOD
Arthur Francis Bewicke
Corporal 1603 1st Battalion, The Honourable Artillery Company (Infantry) 3rd Division. Died of wounds in base hospital at Etaples 7.7.15. Aged 31. Son of The Rev.E.H. and Mrs. J.F.Littlewood of Lingfield Lodge, East Grinstead. Enlisted, Armoury House, Tower of London. Buried Etaples Military Cemetery. F.40

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LUFF
Cecil
Private TF/ 3312 1/4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 53rd Division. Died in military hospital in Alexandria, Egypt. 28. 6.16. Son of Mr. Luff and Mrs. Elizabeth Luff of 3, Chequers Road, East Grinstead. Born in Plaistow, West Sussex and enlisted in Bognor. Buried Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt.

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LUFF
Ernest W
Air Mechanic 2nd Class 66516 45th Kite Balloon Section The Royal Air Force. Western Front Units. Killed in action 12.10.18. Aged 19. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Luff of 3, Chequers Road, East Grinstead. Buried Bevillers Communal Cemetery.

LULHAM
George.
Gunner. 237057 53rd Battery. 2nd Brigade. The Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 1.11.18. Aged 34. Husband of Mrs. Florence Lulham of “Norcott” North End, East Grinstead. Enlisted in Chichester. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Lulham of Guildford, Surrey. Buried Highland Cemetery, Le Cateau F. 190

MARDEN
Frederick
Private TF/ 1505 1/4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 53rd Division. Killed in action at Suvla Bay 29. 8.15. Born in Lingfield, Surrey and enlisted in East Grinstead. Included on Lingfield War Memorial Buried Green Hill Cemetery, Suvla.

MARTIN
Aylmer Richard Sancton
Lieutenant Colonel The Kings Own Royal Lancaster Regiment. Killed in action near Ypres 9. 5.15. Aged 44 Husband of Mary Beatrice Martin of 3, St. Albans Mansions Kensington Court Place, London. W.8. Served in the South African War. Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium MR.29.

MARTIN
Edward Godfrey
Private L.8272 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Killed in action at Richebourg L’Avoue 9. 5.15. Regular. Born and enlisted in East Grinstead. Commemorated on The Le Touret Memorial MR.22.

MARTIN
Edgar
No further information currently available

MARTIN
Luther
Driver 88560 ‘H’ Batttery The Royal Horse Artillery. Died in Germany after the war 2. 3.19. Aged 23. Son of Johnh and Lucy Martin of “The Hollies”, London Road, East Grinstead. Enlisted in November 1914. Buried Cologne Southern Cemetery.Germany

MARTIN
Walter
Private G/2380 8th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 18th Division. Killed in action 22. 3.18. Born in East Grinstead and enlisted in Guildford Surrey. Commemorated on The Pozieres Memorial MR. 27

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MASSER
Arthur Joseph
Lance Corporal G/17130 13th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action near Ypres 18. 1.18. Aged 19. Son of Mr. Masser and Mrs. Elizabeth Masser of 27, Stockwell Road, East Grinstead. Born in Cowes, Isle of Wight and enlisted in Guildford, Surrey. Commemorated on The Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium MR. 30.

MEPPEM
Ormond Edwin
Private TF/225100 12th Battalion, The Royal Fusiliers 24th Division. Killed in action near Messines 15. 6.17. Son of Ormond Edwin and Isabella Meppem of Rose Villa, Imberhorne Lane, Felbridge, East Grinstead. Husband of Mrs. Lilian Meppem. Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium MR.29

MEPPEM
Sydney Clarence
Private 6192 1/22nd Battalion, The London Regiment. 63rd Division.Killed in action on the Somme 8. 10.16. Aged 21. Son of Ormond Edwin and Isabella Meppem of Rose Vllla, Imberhorne Lane, Felbridge, East Grinstead. Brother of Ormond Buried Warlencourt British Cemetery. F. 385

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MIGHALL
Cecil Charles Newman
Sergeant 560 1/16th Battalion, The London Regiment. (Westminster Rifles) 6th Division. Killed in action 7. 2.15. age 27. Son of William and Mary Anne Mighall of East Grinstead.Born in East Grinstead and enlisted in Westminster. Resident of Kensington. Buried Houplines Communal Cemetery Extension. F.1140

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MONRO
Kenneth Edward
Lieutenant 1st Battalion, The Northamptonshire Regiment. 1st Division.Died of wounds in the base hospital at Boulogne 14. 5.15.Son of Henry Theodore and Constance Monro of “Templecrone” East Grinstead. Born in Chislehurst, Kent. Buried Boulogne Eastern Cemetery F.102

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MUSGRAVE, DSO
Herbert
Major Royal Engineers. Staff. 11th Corps Headquarters Killed in action 2. 6.18. Aged 42. Son of Sir Anthony Musgrave GCMG. and Lady Musgrave. Husband of Mrs. Georgeanna Musgrave of Lantern House, Fairlight, Nr.Hastings. Buried Esquelbecq Military Cemetery F. 142

NEALE
Charles
No further information currently available

O’DONNELL
Patrick Joseph
Private TF/ 2111 1/4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 53rd Division. Killed in action at Suvla Bay , Gallipoli 17th August 1915. Age 24. Son of John and Mary O’Donnell of 53, York Road, Aldershot. Born in Dublin and enlisted in East Grinstead. Commemorated on The Helles Memorial, Gallipoli. MR.4.

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PANKHURST
William Robert
Private L.10765 1st Battalion, The Royal West Kent Regiment. 5th Division. Killed in action at Ypres 4.10.17. Aged 19. Son of William and Caroline Pankurst of 11, College Lane, East Grinstead. Born in East Grinstead and enlisted in Dover. Commemorated on The Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium MR. 30

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PANNELL
Alfred
Private 44276 22nd Battalion, The Manchester Regiment. 30th Division. Killed in action 11. 1.17. Aged 33. Son of Henry and Hannah Pannell of 8, Glen View, East Grinstead. Born and enlisted in East Grinstead. Formerly with The Royal Sussex Regiment. Buried Frankfurt Trench British Cemetery F. 533

PARKS
George Albert
Rifleman B.202241 12th Battalion, The Rifle Brigade. 37th Division. Died of wounds 10. 4.18. Husband of Mrs. J. Parks of Oast Cottage, Hackenden. Born in Herstmonceux and enlisted in East Grinstead. Formerly with the Royal Army Service Corps. Buried Mont Huon Military Cemetery. F. 13

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PAVETT.
Frederick
Private TF/ 1523 1/4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 53rd Division. Killed in action at Suvla Bay 10. 8.15. age 32. Son of Henry and Mary Pavitt of 9, Nesbitt Road, Brighton. Husband of Mrs. Daisy Pavett of East Grinstead. Born in Brighton and enlisted in East Grinstead. Commemorated on The Helles Memorial, Gallipoli MR. 4.

PAYNE
George
No further information currently available

PEARLESS, DCM
Hugh Nisbet
Sergeant 16246 7th Battalion, The Canadian Infantry (British Columbia Regiment) 1st Canadian Division. Killed in action near Ypres 24. 4.15. Aged 30. Son of Reginald Wilson and Alice Pearless later of “Heatherlea” Gratwicke Road, Worthing. Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium MR. 29

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PEARSON
Clarence Ernest
Private 1764 15th Battalion, The London Regiment. (The Civil Service Rifles) 47th London Division. Died of wounds 23. 5.15. Aged 27. Son of John and Christiana Pearson of 12, London Road, East Grinstead. Born in Manningtree, Essex and enlisted in Somerset House, London. Resident of Streatham.Buried Hinges Military Cemetery F410

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PELLING
William
Battery Quartermaster Sergeant 13621 29th Siege Battery The Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action near Ypres. 5. 7.17. Aged 34. Son of William and Rosa Pelling of 94, Queens Road, East Grinstead. Born in Horsham and enlisted in Haywards Heath Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium MR.30

PIPER
George
Private G/17891 12th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action near Ypres, 25. 9.17. age 20. Son of William and Ellen Piper of Hoskins Cottage, East Grinstead. Enlisted in East Grinstead Commemorated on The Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium MR. 30

PLEDGE
Albert Edward
Private G/13158 6th Battalion, The East Kent Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action at Arras 9. 4.17 Aged 40 Husband of Mrs. Alice Pledge of Hillside Cottages, Tandridge. Born in East Grinstead and enlisted in Oxted, Surrey. Formerly with the West Surreys.Buried St. Catherines British Cemetery. F. 96

RAM
George Edward
Captain 4th Battalion, The North Staffordshire Regiment. (A Coy) Died at home 25. 3.16. Aged 37. Son of The Rev.Robert Digby Ram (MA) late Vicar of Hampton and Prebendary of St. Pauls Cathedral and Mrs. Ram. Husband of Mrs. Millicent Grace Ram of 19, Hove Park Villas, Hove. Buried Brompton Cemetery, London.

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RAVEN
Leslie Douglas Harold
Private TF/2112 1/4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 53rd Division. Killed in action at Suvla Bay 10. 8.15. Born in Brighton and enlisted in East Grinstead. Commemorated on The Helles Memorial, Gallipoli MR.4.

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RICE, MM
Charles William
Lance Corporal 4301 1st Battalion, The Rifle Brigade. 4th Division. Killed in action on the Somme 1. 7.16. age 21. Son of Charles and Emma Rice of 74, West Street, East Grinstead. Born in Bermondsey and enlisted in East Grinstead. Buried A.I.F.Burial Ground, Flers. F. 744

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RICE
Ernest James
Private G/4377 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Killed in action at Loos 25. 9.15. Born in East Grinstead and enlisted in Poplar, East London. Next of kin East Grinstead. Commemorated on The Loos Memorial MR. 19

RICHARDSON
W.
No further information currently available

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ROWE
Benjamin
Private 19680 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Killed in action near Ypres, 14.11.17. age 32. Son of Mr. and Mrs. A.A.Rowe of 49, Cantelupe Road, East Grinstead. Husband of Mrs. Ellen Road of 21, Rush Hill Road, Lavender Hill, Battersea. Born and enlisted in East Grinstead. Commemorated on The Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium MR.30

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RUSSELL
William Jesse.
Private .24126 1st Garrison Battalion, . The Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of disease in India 18. 8.16. Born and enlisted in East Grinstead. Next of kin East Grinstead. Formerly with the Royal Sussex Regiment. Buried Delhi War Cemetery, India.

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SANDERS
Frederick
Lance Corporal G/28411 7th Battalion, The Royal West Kent Regiment. 18th Division. Killed in action 23.10.16. Aged 19. Son of Robert and Eliza Sanders of 36, Glen View Road, East Grinstead.Born in East Grinstead and enlisted in Chichester. Buried Highland Cemetery, Le Cateau F. 190

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SANDERS
Harry
Private TF/200156 1/4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 53rd Division. Killed in action during the fist battle of Gaza 26. 3.17. Aged 20. Son of Robert and Eliza Sanders of 36, Glen View Road, East Grinstead. Born in Lewes and enlisted in East Grinstead. Commemorated on The Jerusalem Memorial, Mr.34

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SAVAGE
Albert Edward.
Private 27472 32nd Battalion, The Royal Fusiliers 41st Division. Killed in action 4.10.16. Born in Crawley and enlisted in East Grinstead. Resident of East Grinstead.

SCOTT
R.
No further information currently available

SHEPHERD
George.
Corporal S. 8117 9th Battalion, The Rifle Brigade. 14th Light Division. Killed in action at Loos 25. 9.15. Born in Newtimber and enlisted in Horsham Resident of East Grinstead. Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium MR. 29

SHERIFF
W.
No further information currently available

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SKATES
Harry
Private G/19629 12th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action near Ypres 25. 9.17. Born in Hammersmith and enlisted in East Grinstead Buried Zantevoorde British Cemetery, Belgium B. 116

SLOMAN
Charles Henry
Private 4564 2nd Battalion, The Wiltshire Regiment. 19th Division. Died in captivity in Hamburg, Germany, 26.9.18. Aged 37. Son of Mr. J.H. and Mrs. Emma Sloman of 18, Council Terrace, East Grinstead. Born in East Grinstead. Enlisted in London. Buried Hamburg Cemetery, Germany

SLOMAN
Francis James
Private TF/200178 1/4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 53rd Division. Killed in action during the First Battle of Gaza 26. 3.17. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Sloman of East Grinstead. Employee of Rice Brothers. Born in Midgham, Berkshire, and enlisted in East Grinstead. Commemorated on The Jerusalem Memorial, Palestine. MR. 34

SLOMAN
George Gilbert
Private 21211 10th Battalion, The Hampshire Regiment. 27th Division. Died in military hospital in Malta 15. 5.16. Aged 28 Husband of Daisy Mary Sloman of 9, Charlwoods Row, East Grinstead. Born and enlisted in East Grinstead. Formerly with the Royal Sussex Regiment. Buried Pieta Military Cemetery, Pieta, Malta.

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SMEED
John Lancelot
Private A/2685 1st Battalion, The Canadian Infantry 1st Canadian Division. Killed in action 28. 9.18. Aged 24. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Smeed of East Grinstead. Buried Ontario Cemetery, Sains les Marquion F. 481

SMITH, DCM
Henry
Private L.9987 2nd Battalion, The Royal West Surrey Regiment. 7th Division. Killed in action 5.11.14. Regular. Born in West Norwood and enlisted in East Grinstead. Resident of East Grinstead. Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium MR. 29

SMITH
Leslie Reginald
Rifleman S/37071 1/8th Battalion, The London Regiment. (The Post Office Rifles) 58th London Division. Died of wounds 15.10.18. age 18. Son of Mr. and Mrs. G/J.T.Smith of 16, Queens Road, East Grinstead. Enlisted in Blackdown, Hampshire. Formerly with The Royal Flying Corps. Buried Houchin British Cemetery F. 106

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STENNER
William [George]
Lance Corporal G. 904 7th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action 17. 3.16. Aged 26. Son of James and Emma Stenner of Binfield Heath, Henley on Thames. Born in Midgham, Berkshire (but listed as Mitcham, Surrey on SDGW) and enlisted in Horsham. Buried Vermelles British Cemetery F. 423

STEWART
Henry Edward
Captain ‘D’ Company. 8th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. (Pioneer Battalion, ) of the 18th Division. Killed in action near Arras 1. 6.17. Son of Lt Colonel E. Stewart (JP) and Lady Phillipa Stewart of “Brook House” East Grinstead. Graduate of Oxford University (BA) Employed by Cammell and Laird, Shipbuilders.Resident of Sheffield. Included on Sheffield City Roll of Honour. Buried Sunken Road Cemetery, Boisleux St. Marc. F. 1184

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STRIPP
Albert John
Bombardier 66690 26th Battery Royal Field Artillery Killed in action on Gallipoli 20. 6.15. Aged 22. Son of Paul Alonzo and Fanny Stripp 16, Anatola Road, Upper Holloway London. Enlisted in Islington. Buried Redoubt Cemetery, Helles, Gallipoli, Turkey.

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SYMONS, DFC
Thomas Stewart
Captain Royal Air Force. Killed in action 29. 9.18. Aged 26. Son of Alfred and Helen Symons of West Tarring near Worthing. Included on the War Memorials of Durrington, West Tarring and Worthing. Buried Fifteen Ravine British Cemetery, Villers Plouich F. 379

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THOMPSETT
Owen
Private 27456 9th Battalion, The Royal Fusiliers 18th Division. Killed in action near Thiepval 7.10.16. Born in Iford near Lewes and enlisted in East Grinstead. East Grinstead, resident. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial MR. 21

THOMPSON
William George
Sergeant. G/3707 9th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 24th Division. Died of wounds 12.4.17.age 20. Son of George and Annie Thompson of East Grinstead Born and enlisted in East Grinstead Buried Fosse 10 Communal Cemetery Extension F. 570.

THORPE
Arthur
Private PS/3499 17th Battalion, The Middlesex Regiment. 33rd Division. Killed in action near Arras 28. 4.17. Born in Forest Row and enlisted in East Grinstead. Resident of Ashurstwood. Included on Ashurstwood Parish War Memorial. Commemorated on The Arras Memorial Mr. 20.

THORPE
Frederick George
Private G/28117 15th Labour Battalion, The Royal West Surreys. Att. 98th Company The Labour Corps. Died in Greece 25.12.18. Aged 42. Son of William and Elizaorpe of East Grinstead. Husband of Mrs. Mildred Anne Thorpe of 39, Durkins Road, East Grinstead. Buried Mikra British Cemetery, Kalamaria, Greece.

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TITE
Joseph Harry
Private G/28337 The Royal West Surrey Regiment. (15th Labour Company) (Salonikan Front) Died of wounds 28. 2.17 Aged 37 Husband of Mrs. Martha Tite of 21, College Lane, East Grinstead. Born in Willesden, Middlesex and enlisted in East Grinstead. Formerly with the 13th Royal Sussex. (SD/3144) Buried Lambet Road Cemetery, Salonika, Greece.

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TIZZARD.
William Stanley
Private TF/ 200181 1/4th Battalion, Thessex Regiment. 34th Division. Killed in action at Grand Rozoy on the Marne 29. 7.18. Aged 21. Son of George and Mary Anne Tizzard of 7, Railway Approach, East Grinstead. Born and enlisted in East Grinstead. Buried Raparie British Cemetery, Villemontoire F. 524

TREE
Charles James
Lieutenant 9th Battalion, The Worcestershire Regiment. 13th Division. Killed in action on Gallipoli 20. 7.15 age 25. Son of Warren Williams Arrowsmith and Juliana Bevan Tree of 4, Landsdowne Crescent , Worcester. Local connection unknown. Buried Lancashire Landing Cemetery, Gallipoli.

TRUCKLE
Thomas Frederick
Private 38269 2nd Battalion, The Royal Berkshire Regiment. 8th Division. Killed in action near Ypres 2.12.17. Aged 23. Son of Mr. and Mrs. William James Truckle of Longley Cottages, London Road, East Grinstead. Commemorated on The Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium MR. 30

TURNER
Harry
No further information currently available

UNDERWOOD
George
Private 47963 25th Battalion, The Northumberland Fusiliers (Tynside Irish) 59th Division. Killed in action 31. 5.17. Aged 41 Husband of Mrs. B.Underwood of 33, Durkins Road, East Grinstead. Born and enlisted in East Grinstead. Formerly with the Royal Engineers. Buried Bailleul Road (E) Cemetery St. Laurent Blagny F. 644

UNDERWOOD
Henry
Lance Corporal 21835 1st Battalion, The East Surrey Regiment. 5th Division. Died of wounds 1. 7.18. Born in East Grinstead and enlisted in Kingston on Thames Buried Aval Wood Military Cemetery, Vieux Berquin F. 352

VENN
Edward Noah
CSM. L.9049 7th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 12th Division. Regular, formerly with the 2nd Battalion. Killed in action at the battle of Amiens 9. 8.18 Aged 25. Born St. Mary’s and enlisted in Chichester. Next of kin West Grinstead. Connection with East Grinstead, unknown. Included on the Parish Church Memorials of West Grinstead and Partridge Green. Commemorated on The Vis en Artois Memorial MR. 16.

VICKERY
William Frederick Victor
Private G/37223 3rd (Reserve) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. Died at home 9.11.18. Aged 24. Son of George and Annie Vickery of 20, Durkins Road, East Grinstead. Born and enlisted in East Grinstead. Buried Queens Road Cemetery, East Grinstead.

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WALDER
Arthur
Private L.10388 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Killed in action at Givenchy 8. 2.15. age 20. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Walder of Hampton House, The High Street, East Grinstead. Born in East Grinstead and enlisted in Horsham. Commemorated on The LeTouret Memorial MR22

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WALDER
Edward
Private G/52561 4th Battalion, The Royal Fusiliers. 3rd Division. Killed in action 21. 3.17. Born in East Grinstead and enlisted in Harlesden. Resident of Harlesden. Formerly with the Middlesex Regiment. Buried .Faubourg D’Amiens Cemetery, Arras F.1182

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WALLIS
Edward Percy
Captain 8th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. Pioneer Battalion, of the 18th Division. Killed in action on the Somme 18.10.16. age 22. Son of Dr and Mrs. P.E.Wallis of East Grinstead. Formerly with the Kings Own Royal Lancaster Regiment. Buried Bapaume Post Military Cemetery, Albert. F. 150

WELLER
Henry
Private SD/2425 12th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action near Ypres 25. 9.17. age 28 Husband of Bertha Kate Weller of 6, West Street, East Grinstead. Born in Forest Row and enlisted in East Grinstead. Commemorated on The Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium MR.30.

WEST
Albert
Private 40351 4th Battalion, The Worcestershire Regiment. 29th Division. Killed in action on the Somme 7.12.16. Born in Lamberhurst, Kent, and enlisted in East Grinstead. East Grinstead resident. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial MR.21 See also Lamberhurst Memorial

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WESTGATE
Frederick
Private G/16183 12th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Died of wounds in base hospital at Rouen 26.11.16. Aged 21. Son of Mr. and Mrs. E.M.Westgate of 24, Stockwell Road, East Grinstead. Born and enlisted in East Grinstead, Buried St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen F. 146.

WHITE
Arthur James
Lance Corporal G/7319 9th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 24th Division. Killed in action on the Somme at Guillemont 18. 8.16. Born in Lingfield, Surrey and enlisted in East Grinstead Buried Serre Road Cemetery Number 2. F. 1890

WHITE
Arthur Thomas
Private 30315 10th Battalion, The East Yorkshire Regiment. 31st Division. Killed in action 12. 4.18. Born in Richmond, Surrey and enlisted in Horsham. East Grinstead resident. Commemorated on The Ploegsteert Memorial MR.32

WHITE
Wilfred James
[In some references he is listed as William James] Private TF/260003 1/5th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. Pioneer Battalion, of the 48th Division. Killed in action 26. 2.17. Aged 22. Son of Mr. and Mrs. White of 16, Glen View, East Grinstead. Husband of Harriett White (remarried) of 26, Glen View, East Grinstead. Born and enlisted in East Grinstead. Buried Herbecourt British Cemetery F. 627

WHITING.
W.P.
Shoeing Smith TS/8365 Royal Army Service Corps. No 4 Company 41st Divisional Train. Died at home 3. 4.17 Buried Queens Road Cemetery, East Grinstead.

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WHITTINGTON
Albert William George
Private 24848 23rd Battalion, The Middlesex Regiment. 41st Division. Killed in action at Messines 7. 6.17. Aged 18. Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Whittington of ‘The Studio’ Cantelupe Road, East Grinstead.Born in Arundel and enlisted in East Grinstead. Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial Ypres, Belgium MR. 29

WILLIAMS
Percy
Corporal 8656 1st Battalion, The South Wales Borderers. 1st Division. Died of wounds 14. 7.17. age 28. Son of Charles and Rebecca Williams. Husband of Emily Williams of 3, Frith Park, East Grinstead. Born, Worth near Crawley and enlisted in Brecon, Wales in August 1914. Buried Coxyde Military Cemetery, Belgium. B. 24.

WILLSON
Laurence H.
Lance Corporal G.3683 9th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 24th Division. Died of wounds 25. 8.16. age 20. Son of William and Anne Amelia Willson of “Oaklands”, Baldwins Hill, East Grinstead. Born in Dalson, East London and enlisted in Brighton. Buried La Neuville British Cemetery, Corbie F. 66.

WINKWORTH
Reginald Charles
Private 3242 ‘A’ Company 12th Battalion, The Royal Fusiliers. 24th Division. Killed in action at Loos 28. 9.15. Aged 20. Son of Richard and Fanny Winkworth Commemorated on The Loos Memorial MR. 19

WINKWORTH
William J.
No further information currently available.

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WINSER
Frederick Albert
Sergeant 8639 2nd Battalion, The South Lancashire Regiment. 3rd Division. Killed in action 21.10.14. Regular. Born in East Grinstead and enlisted in London. Commemorated on The Le Touret Memorial MR. 22.

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WOODLAND
Clement Arthur
Lieutenant 6th Battalion, The Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry 14th Light Division. Died of wounds at base hospital in Etaples 1. 4.18. Aged 33. Son of The Rev.Clement Colby Woodland and Mrs. Frances Woodland of Hammerwood, East Grinstead. Formerly with the 4th North Staffords. Buried Etaples Cemetery. F. 40

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WOODLAND
Herbert Lancelot
Second Lieutenant 1/10th Battalion, The Kings Liverpool Regiment. 3rd Division. Killed in action on the Somme 9. 8.16.age 32. Son of The Rev Clement Colby Woodland and |Mrs. Frances Woodland of Hammerwood, East Grinstead. Served in the South African War. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial MR. 21

WREN
Alfred
Private 22629 1st Battalion, The Border Regiment. 29th Division. Killed in action 15. 7.17 Aged 23. Son of Henry and Elizabeth Wren of 105, Dunnings Mill, East Grinstead. Born in East Grinstead and enlisted in Tunbridge Wells, Kent. Buried Bard Cottage Cemetery, Belgium.B.23

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WREN
James
Private 47002 Number 48 Field Ambulance Company. Royal Army Medical Corps. Died 30.11.17. Born in East Grinstead and enlisted in Horsham. Commemorated on The Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium MR.30

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WRIGHT
Albert William
Private 0282 7th Battalion, The Royal West Surrey Regiment. 18th Division. Killed in action 26. 4.18. Aged 18. Son of George Albert and Edith Florence Wright of 19, Old Road, East Grinstead. Born in Thornton Heath, Surrey and enlisted in Chichester. Commemorated on The Pozieres Memorial MR. 27.

WRIGHTON
Josiah Garland W.M. J.A.
Private TF/200628 9th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 24th Division. Killed in action during the March Retreat 24. 3.18. Aged 23. Son of Alfred and Martha Wrighton of 3, Florence Villas, Torr Park, Ilfracombe, North Devon. Born in Ilfracombe and enlisted in Horsham. Included on Ilfracombe War Memorial. (4th Batt. SDGW Part 40.) Commemorated on The Pozieres Memorial MR.27.

WYATT
George Alexander
Sapper 30851 Royal Engineers Base Supply Depot. Att. 1st H.C. Signals Coy. Killed in action near Ypres 8. 5.15. Aged 21. Son of George Alexander and Ellen Agnes Wyatt of 111, Haslemere Road, Southsea.Born and enlisted in Portsmouth Resident of East Grinstead, formerly with the Royal Sussex. Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium MR. 29

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