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EAST HOATHLY WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Transcribed & Researched Janet Graves2004
additional information Jane Seabrook

The Memorial stands within the churchyard of the Parish Church (The United Benefice of Chiddingly with East Hoathly). There is also a large Memorial inside the Church. The inscription from the Church Memorial is below. The names are the same for both Memorials. The memorial was dedicated Sunday 16 October 1921 as can be seen by the order of service below.

 
Photographs Copyright © Janet Graves 2004

FOR GOD FOR KING FOR COUNTRY
TO THE GLORIOUS MEMORY OF
THE MEN OF
EAST HOATHLY
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR
OUR EMPIRE
IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918

1914-1918

BEAL

Robert William

Driver 162727, 2nd Pontoon Park, Royal Engineers. Possibly died of wounds 12th October, 1917. Age 24. Son of Robert and Rose Beal, of Lower Honeys Green Farm, Framfield, Sussex. Buried in the Huts Cemetery, near Ypres, Belgium, XIII. A. 3.

Note: This cemetery takes its name from a line of huts strung along the road from Dickebusch (now Dikkebus) to Brandhoek, which were used by field ambulances during the 1917 Allied offensive on this front. Much of the cemetery was filled between July and November 1917 and nearly two thirds of the burials were of gunners from nearby artillery positions.

BISHOP

Alfred John

No further information currently available

BROOKER

Albert Amos

Private 43994, 9th Battalion, King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 9th April, 1917. Born East Hoathly, enlisted Eastbourne. Son of Mrs. Brooker, of Mount Pleasant, Mill Lane, East Hoathly, Sussex. Formerly 164579, Royal Field Artillery.Buried in the Wancourt British Cemetery, France, VII. H. 12.

BURGESS

Reuben [Frederick]

Private 41839, 26th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Killed in action 7th June, 1917. Age 35. Son of Mrs. Mary Burgess, of Beaconsfield Terrace, Cross-in-Hand, Sussex; husband of Annie Millicent Burgess, of South St., East Hoathly, Sussex. Commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ypres, Belgium, Panel 6 and 8.

Photographs Copyright © Graham Burgess 2008

CARLEY

W. G.

Probably Private 40951, 4th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. Killed in action 23rd April, 1917. Buried in the Sunken Road Cemetery, Fampoux, France, II. B. 3.

COLBRAN

Charles John

Petty Officer 208778, H.M. S/M. H5, Royal Navy. Died 2nd March, 1918. Age 34. Awarded the DSM. Son of the late Thomas and Jane Colbran, of Hastings, Sussex. Commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, 28.

Note: The St. Nicholas Memorial Chapel at Fort Blockhouse, also known as HMS Dolphin until its decommissioning in 1998, had been home to the Submarine Service for almost a century. The memorial chapel was built in 1917 on the North Bastion to commemorate all the submariners lost in World War I. It is dedicated to Saint Nicholas, the patron saint of sailors. It is home to the Book Of Remembrance, which lists the name of every submariner lost since 1904. The memorial chapel is now under the custodianship of the Royal Navy Submarine Museum. It is available to visit by appointment only. If you wish to do so then please contact Miss Alexandra Havelock, the Keeper of Artefacts, on 02392 510354 ext 227 or email artefacts@rnsubmus.co.uk. Please note that it is only possible to view the chapel during the working hours of 9 am to 5 pm Monday to Friday. Visits must be booked in advance as Fort Blockhouse remains a working military base, so visitor's details must be registered in advance.

CORKE

[Alfred] Harry

[Listed as Lance Corporal on CWGC] Private SD/1675, 12th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 30th June 1916. Age 25. Born East Hoathly, enlisted Worthing. Son of Sam Corke, of Middle Rd., Kingston-by-Sea, Southwick, Brighton. Baptised Alfred Harry but known as Harry hence H CORKE on memorial. Buried in St. Vaast Post Military Cemetery, Richebourg-L'Avoue, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row Q. Grave 9.

ELLIS

Leonard

Stoker 1st Class K/8084, H.M.S. Hogue, Royal Navy. Killed in action on the 22nd September, 1914, when the Cressy class armoured Cruiser was torpedoed by the German submarine U9. Age 22. Son of Alfred and Caroline Ellis, of Halland, Sussex. Commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, 4.

GOLDSMITH

G. T.

Private G/6217, 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 9th April, 1917. Age 39. Husband of E. H. Goldsmith, of Ivy Cottage, Mill Lane, East Hoathly, Sussex. Buried in the Faubourg D’Amiens Cemetery, Arras, Arras, France, III. P. 2.

HARBORD

Stephen Gordon

Captain, D Battery, 153rd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 14th August, 1917. Awarded the MC. Son of the Revd. Harry and Ellen J. Harbord, of Colwood Park, Bolney, Sussex. Native of East Hoathly, Buried in the Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery, West Flanders, Belgium, VI. E. 7.

HURD

Ernest Nigel

Lance Corporal 532202, 490th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Possibly died of wounds on the 27th March, 1918. Age 22. Son of Albert Ernest and Mary Martha Hurd, of South St., East Hoathly, Sussex. Buried in the St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, France, P. VII. C. 6B.

Note: Eight general, five stationary, one British Red Cross and one labour hospital, plus the No. 2 Convalescent Depot hospital were stationed on the southern outskirts of Rouen, and almost all of them remained there for practically the whole of the war. The great majority of the dead were taken to the city cemetery of St. Sever. In September of 1916, it was found necessary to begin an extension.

HUTSON

Alfred George

Private 27837, 9th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 4th August, 1916 in France & Flanders. Born East Hoathly, enlisted Uckfield, resiodent Laughton. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, The Somme, France, Pier and Face 8 C 9 A and 16 A.

JONES

P. S. C.

Lance Corporal SD/2443, 12th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 8th October, 1916. Age 21. Son of Mr. and Mrs. William John Jones. Buried in the Euston Road Cemetery, Colincamps, The Somme, France, IV. M. 6.

KEMP

Charles Jesse

Private 18827, 4th Company, 3rd Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Possibly died of wounds 19th March, 1916. Age 24. Son of C. W. and F. A. Kemp, of Belmont Farm, East Hoathly, Sussex. Buried in the Calais Southern Cemetery, Plot B. Row 4. Grave 18.

Note: The 30th, 35th and 38th General Hospitals, No 9 British Red Cross Hospital and No 10 Canadian Stationary Hospital were stationed in the town, providing about 2,500 beds. From May 1915 to March 1918, burials were made in the cemetery.

KEMP

William George

Private 48371, 12th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Died 30th October 1918 in France & Flanders. Son of Walter and Fanny. Commmoarted on the addenda panel of Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

MORLEY

Edward

Lance Corporal 82609, Royal Fusiliers. Secondary Regiment, 2nd/2nd Battalion, London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers). Killed in action 24th April, 1918. Son of William and Caroline Laura Morley, of Jesamine Cottage, Mill Road, East Hoathly, Sussex. Commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial, The Somme, France, Panel 19 to 21.

PESKETT

Guy Eastcott Harry

Second Lieutenant, 4th Battalion, Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding) Regiment. Killed in action 3rd May, 1917. Age 28. Son of the late Dr. A. W. Chalmers Peskett, M.A., M.B.(Cantab.), and of Mrs. Peskett, late of Simla, Halland, Sussex. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial, France, Bay 6.

PIPER

Harold Mark

Private TF/2966, 1st/5th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 14th November, 1916. Age 21. Enlisted Uckfield. Son of William Henry and Rhoda Piper, of Greywood, East Hoathly, Sussex. Buried in the Martinpuich British Cemetery, France, E. 18.

RUSSELL

David

Lance Corporal G/1416 [CWGC] or G/1412 [SDGW], 8th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 22nd September, 1917. Age 28. Born Hoathly, enlisted Eastbourne. Son of the late George and Emily Russell. Buried in the Duhallow A.D.S. Cemetery, Belgium, I. C. 38.

Note: Duhallow Advanced Dressing Station, believed to have been named after a southern Irish hunt, was a medical post 1.6 kilometres north of Ypres. The cemetery was begun in July 1917.

WOODHAMS

William Walter

Corporal 50th T.M. Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 30th November, 1915. Age 38. Husband of Annie Woodhams, of Chapel Cottage, East Hoathly, Sussex. Commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate), Belgium, Panel 9.

TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND TO THE GALLANT MEMORY OF
THE MEN OF EAST HOATHLY
WHO FELL FIGHTING FOR KING AND COUNTRY IN THE
GREAT WAR 1914 – 1918
THEIR NAMES ARE RECORDED ABOVE

 

1939-1945

SERVICE PERSONNEL

DRAKE

David John

Sergeant (Air Gunner) 1897319, 355 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 16th September 1944. Buried in Taukkyan War Cemetery, Myanmar (was Burma). Collective grave Plot 28. Row F. Grave 18-24.

GOODHART

Jack

Group Captain, Royal Air Force. Died 21st January, 1944 along with his family, as a result of enemy action. Age 35. Son of Albert Thomas Nelson Goodhart and Harriet Amy Goodhart, of Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand; husband of Christina Goodhart. Buried in the Churchyard of East Hoathly United Benefice Church.

Note: CWGC show his wife as Christina, but the family gravestone records her as Christobel.

HUNTING

Richard Alexander

Probably Lieutenant, H.M.S. Repulse, Royal Navy. Killed in action 10th December, 1941, when the Repulse was torpedoed. Commemorated on the Plymouth Naval Memorial, Panel 44, Column 3.

Note: The Repulse and Prince of Wales were attacked by Japanese high-level bombers and torpedo planes. Repulse was moderately damaged by bombs early in the action and was later hit by several torpedoes. After receiving this heavy underwater damage, she sank rapidly, followed less than an hour later by the Prince of Wales.

QUESTED

Connell George

Sergeant 6402154, 2nd Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster). Killed in action 31st May, 1944. Age 27. Son of George Quested, and of Kathleen Quested, of Halland, Sussex. Commemorated on the Rangoon Memorial, Burma, Face 5.

SOMERSET

Arthur

Apprentice, M. V. Oilfield (Newcastle), Merchant Navy. Died 28th April, 1941. Age 18. Son of John and Henrietta Somerset, of East Hoathly, Sussex. Buried in the Londonderry City Cemetery, Sec. S. Class B. Grave 1216.

TOMLINSON

Anthony (aka Tony)

No further information currently

TURNER

Valentine

No further information currently

CIVILIANS

GOODHART

Christobel Alice

Wife of Jack Goodhart, died 21st January, 1944, killed by enemy action. Age 43.

GOODHART

Michael John

Son of Jack and Christobel Goodhart, died 21st January, killed by enemy action. Age 9.

SMITH

Alice Maud

Mother of Christobel Goodhart, died 21st January, 1944, killed by enemy action. Age 67.

SOMERSET

[Beatrice] Grace

Killed by enemy action when East Grinstead Cinema received a direct hit on 21st January, 1944.

Last updated 6 March, 2014

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