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EASTBOURNE CENTRAL MILITARY HOSPITAL WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Chris Harley - 2005

The memorial was located in the Chapel of St Mary’s Hospital (Central Military Hospital), Eastbourne until it was demolished in 1994 at which time it was relocated to the Redoubt Military Museum, Eastbourne. The names are listed by rank, surname, initial, Regiment and date of death. Although the memorial is in date sequence with officers first, then others, it has been re-ordered here for ease of access.

THIS MEMORIAL IS ERECTED TO THE
MEMORY OF THOSE WHO DIED IN THE
CENTRAL MILITARY HOSPITAL
EASTBOURNE
DURING THE GREAT WAR
1916 - 1919

GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN
THIS THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE
FOR HIS FRIENDS

ADDY

William [Henry]

Gunner 374561 Sussex Royal Garrison Artillery (TF) No 1 Company. Born Beckley, Sussex (SDGW) or Wittersham (CWGC) Enlisted Tenterdon. Died 26 February 1918. Age 25. Son of Henry Addy and Mary Addy; husband of Eveline Mary Paine (formerly Addy), of Church Gate, Udimore, Sussex. Buried WITTERSHAM CEMETERY Grave B.9. Cause of death acute bronco-pneumonia aggravated by chronic meningitis & possible concussion. The coroner’s report shows him as former gardener of Small Green Farm, Peplow, Market Drayton, Shropshire. Also remembered Roll of Honour - Kent - Wittersham

ASTLE

Arthur

Private 4741 9th Bn Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Born St Pauls, Birmingham Enlisted Birmingham. Died of wounds 26th August 1916. Buried BIRMINGHAM (WITTON) CEMETERY Grave 64. 08704.

BARNES

R S

[Memorial states Private] Corporal 201047 Royal Air Force Polegate. Formerly F1047 Leading Mechanic Royal Naval Air Service. Enlisted October 1914 as Air Mechanic 1. Died 1st November 1918. Buried EASTBOURNE (OCKLYNGE) CEMETERY Grave Z. 616. Rank on memorial is Private. Was an airship rigger at time of death.

BENNETT

A H

Probably A Bennett Private 60053 3rd Bn Essex Regiment. Died 11th March 1919. Buried MANOR PARK CEMETERY Screen Wall. 129. 616. Memorial shows Bn as 4th.

BERRY

E A

[Rank on memorial is Captain] Second Lieutenant Royal Air Force School of Photography. Died 6th August 1918. Buried EASTBOURNE (OCKLYNGE) CEMETERY Grave R. 321. Rank on memorial is Captain.

BONSELL

Alfred John

Private 21642 Royal Defence Corps formerly 20611 Leicestershire Regiment. Enlisted & Resident Leicester. Died 27th July 1918. Age 57. Husband of Charlotte Bonsell, of 9, Wolsey St., Leicester. Buried LEICESTER (GILROES) CEMETERY Grave GG. 1041.

BOOTH

George

Sapper 33859 Royal Engineers Signal Depot (Fenny Stratford). Born & Enlisted Ashton Under Lyne, Lancs. Died 7th May 1917. Age 27. Son of Frank and Ann Booth, of Ashton-under-Lyne; husband of Hannah Carus (formerly Booth), of 28, Portland St., Ashton-under-Lyne. Buried ASHTON-UNDER-LYNE AND DUKINFIELD JOINT CEMETERY Grave Ashton Ch. A. I. 1343. SDGW shows unit as Q Signal Company RE.

BRADSHAW

J

Rifleman, 1st Monmouths. Died 11 May 1918 possibly James Bradshaw 315466 Lance Corporal 4th Bn Monmouthshire Regiment. Born Accrington Lancs Enlisted Manchester. Died 11th May 1918. Buried MANCHESTER (PHILIPS PARK) CEMETERY Grave H. C.E. 719. Memorial shows rank as Rifleman & Bn as 1st.

BREAKSPEAR

Frank

Private C/5424 8th Bn Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Died 7th May 1917. Age 22. Son of Thomas and Mary Ann Breakspear, of Bank Cottage, West Hanney. Buried WEST HANNEY (ST JAMES THE GREAT) CHURCHYARD In east part, near south boundary.

BRIDGES

John

Private 4586 Oxford & Bucks Light Infantry. Born & Resident Chipping Norton, Oxon Enlisted Oxford. Died 4th January 1916. Age 40. Husband of Annie Louise Bridges of 5 Burford Terrace, Chipping Norton, Oxon. Buried EASTBOURNE (OCKLYNGE) CEMETERY Grave Z.572. CWGC shows Bn as 2nd/4th SDGW 2nd/1st

BROCKET

Herbert William

[Spelt BROCKETT on memorial] Corporal, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died 28 June 1919 cause nephritis & cardiac failure. Aged 45. Farmer & brickmaker by trade. Son of Samuel and Frances Elizabeth Brocket. He had eight brothers and a sister. Two of his brothers also served in the Army in the First World War. Albert Edwin Brocket was in the Pioneer Corp attached to the Royal Engineers and was at the Somme. Francis Samuel Brocket served with the Kings Royal Rifles. Both survived the war. The family came from Kimbolton and settled in Scredington, Lincolnshire where their father Samuel eventually became owner of a brickworks on the outskirts of the village. Commemorated BROOKWOOD (UNITED KINGDON 1914 – 1918) MEMORIAL.

BROCKLEHURST

Arthur Charles

Private 49733 (SDGW 49753) Depot Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (SDGW 2nd Bn) formerly 19792 South Lancs Corps. Born Rudgley, Staffs Enlisted Warrington. Died 29th November 1918. Age 21. Son of Richard and Gertrude Brocklehurst, of 126, Forster St., Warrington. Buried WARRINGTON CEMETERY Grave J. CE. 113.

BROMWICH

Arthur

Air Mechanic 223644 1st Class Royal Air Force. Formerly F23644 Air Mechanic 1 Royal Naval Air Service. Enlisted Nov 1st September 1916. Died 8th December 1918. Buried MORDIFORD BURIAL GROUND Grave 51. Unit on Memorial is TDS 50. Was an engineer in RNAS & fitter AE RAF.

BRYANT

Nelson Luther

Corporal G/4327 3rd Bn Royal Sussex Regiment. Enlisted Hastings. Died 18th February 1916. Age 32. Son of the late Richard and Ellen Bryant. Late Serjt. of the 1st Bn. Leicestershire Regt., in which he served seven years. Buried BREDE (BROADOAK) METHODIST CHAPELYARD Grave N. W. 22. At North end. Date of death on memorial is 17th February 1916. Also remembered Roll of Honour - Sussex - Brede

BUIST

Kenneth Watson

Sapper 505046 Canadian Engineers 1st Reserve Bn. Died 13th July 1918. Age 24. Born Glasgow, Scotland 2 April 1894. Enlisted Toronto, Ontario, Canada 23rd May 1916. Religion Presbyterian. Civilian Occupation Bank Clerk. Son of Mrs. Isabella Buist, of 17, Howland Avenue, Toronto, Ont. Buried TORONTO (MOUNT PLEASANT) CEMETERY Grave 12. Lot 21. Sec. 7. Died as a result of a concussed brain when thrown from a motor cycle at Golden Cross, Chiddingly, Sussex.

BURCHILL

F J

Driver, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 5 July 1919. Probably Frederick James Burchell (CWGC shows J Burchell) T/370861 RASC. Died 5th July 1919. Husband of E Burchill (CWGC spelling)(now Mrs Baxter of 25 Cressings Road, Essex). Buried CALNE (HOLY TRINITY) CHURCHYARD grave close to church.

CAPSTICK

T

Corporal 29969 2nd Garrison Bn Northamptonshire Regiment transf. to (242590) 610th Home Service Employment Company Labour Corps. Died 10th December 1918. Age 42. Husband of Elizabeth Ann Capstick, of 5, Springfield, Lower Crumpsall, Manchester. Buried MANCHESTER (PHILIPS PARK) CEMETERY Grave B. R.C. 600.

CARLYON

John Richard

Private T4/127419 Army Service Corps 40th Div. Supply Column. Enlisted Sunderland resident Ryhope, Durham. Died 24th February 1918. Buried SILKSWORTH (ST. MATTHEW) CHURCHYARD in south east part

CONWAY

Henry

Gunner 281337 Royal Garrison Artillery 63rd Company. Died 27th December 1917. Age 47. Son of Michael and Anne Conway. Born in Limerick. Buried EASTBOURNE (OCKLYNGE) CEMETERY Grave J.447.

COOK

Joseph

Private 161833 Labour Corps 611th HSEC (610th on Memorial) formerly 8580 Bedfordshire Regiment. Born St Paul’s, Middlesex Enlisted London Resident Tottenham, Middlesex. Died 8th May 1918. Age 52. Husband of Florence Louisa Barrett (formerly Cook), of 3, Beaconfield Rd., Tottenham. Served in the South African Campaign and in India. Buried TOTTENHAM AND WOOD GREEN CEMETERY Gen. 7343 (Screen Wall).

CROKER

James Richard

Rifleman C/9937 20th Bn King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Born Bermondsey, Surrey Enlisted Canning Town, Essex Resident Watford, Herts. Died of wounds 28th July 1918. Age 23. Son of William Charles and Edith Croker, of 59, Kensington Avenue, Watford. Buried WATFORD CEMETERY Grave D. 5. 298.

CULLIMORE

Percival J

Private 3051 2nd/4th Bn Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry. Died 22nd January 1917. Age 21. Son of Richard and Ellen Culimore of Chapel Lane, Littlemore. Buried LITTLEMORE (SS. MARY AND NICHOLAS) CHURCHYARD.

DIPLOCK

Henry William

Lance Corporal 532018 Royal Engineers 490th Field Company. Died 30th March 1919. Age 38. Territorial Efficiency Medal. Son of Walter Diplock; husband of Annie Hannah Diplock, of 11, Bradford St., Eastbourne. Served in France from Dec., 1914 to Feb., 1919. Born at Eastbourne. Buried EASTBOURNE (OCKLYNGE) CEMETERY Grave J. 876.

DIPPLE

Thomas Denis

Lieutenant, 1st Buckinghamshire Battalion (Territorial), Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Died 30th November 1918 of pneumonia following influenza & trench fever (contracted whilst on active service in France). Age 22. Son of Thomas R. and Fannie Dipper, of 30, Sinclair Rd, West Kensington, London (At the time of death his parents address is shown as 36 Culmington Road, Ealing). Buried EASTBOURNE (OCKLYNGE) CEMETERY Grave R.455.

Joined Inns of Court OTC 18th November 1915 as Service No 7582 & served in 6 & 3 Companies. To 14 Officer Cadet Bn 30th October 1916. To Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry as Lieutenant 28th February 1917. Wounded in France.

DREWELL

Albert Edward

Air Mechanic 3rd Class (2nd Class on memorial) 119909 Royal Air Force 2nd Balloon Training Wing. Died 16th June 1919. Age 17. Buried EASTBOURNE (OCKLYNGE) CEMETERY Grave Z.544. Rank shown on Memorial is 2AM.

DUPREY

George S

Private 235361 4th Bn King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (Memorial shows 4th Reserve Northumberland Fusiliers). Died 16th December 1917 aged 25. Son of John & the late Susanna Duprey. Buried NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE (BYKER AND HEATON) CEMETERY Grave XXII. U. 291.

DUSSAULT

R

Company Quartermaster Sergeant, 22nd Canadians. Died 2 April 1917 probably Romeo Dusseault 61682 Company Quartermaster Sergeant 22nd Bn Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment). Born Montreal, Quebec, Canada 11th April 1888. Enlisted Montreal 24th October 1914. Religion Roman Catholic. Died 2nd April 1917. Buried EASTBOURNE (OCKLYNGE) CEMETERY Grave I.585.

FEELEY

J

Serjeant 176231 Royal Air Forces 50th Training Depot Squadron Eastbourne. Died 2nd January 1919. Age 20. Son of James and Catherine Feeley, of 34, St. Thomas St., Claremount, Halifax. Buried HALIFAX (STONEY ROYD) CEMETERY Grave K.C 668

FISHER

Alfred [James]

Private 225478 South Wales Borderers. Born & Enlisted Chepstow, Monmouthshire. Died 6th Jaunuary 1919. Age 24. Son of Florence A & James Fisher. Buried CHEPSTOW CEMETERY Grave D.38. Both the Memorial & SDGW shows his Regiment as 1st Bn Monmouthshire Regiment.

FITCH

G B

[Listed as Corporal on memorial] Private 161891 Labour Corps 610th Home Service Employment Company formerly 7172 Suffolk Regiment. Died 11th February 1919. Buried WRITTLE ALL SAINTS CHURCHYARD

FUNNELL

Charles Walter

Private 11384 3rd Bn The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Died 28th January 1919. Age 41. Son of John Funnell, late of 139, Stonefield Terrace, Hastings. Buried HOLLINGTON (ST. LEONARD) CHURCHYARD in west part.

GALLOWAY

Robert Kirkwood

Acting Sergeant 120092, Lothian & Borders Horse (from 7 Letham Place, Dunbar, East Lothian) of No 50 Training Depot Station RAF attached as Flight Cadet, at Eastbourne, died on 23 August 1918 from injuries received the previous day when he crashed while flying Avro 504 D1624. Born & Enlisted Dunbar Resident Moniefieth, Forfar. He was a former printer. Buried DUNBAR CEMETERY Churchyard B.92.

GARVER

Roy O

[Listed as Garber elsewhere] Probably Roy O Garver US Army Officer Cadet attd No 3 Training Squadron RFC Shoreham of Martinsville, Illinois, USA aged 25 born 1892. Died 28th or 29th January 1918. Originally buried EASTBOURNE (OCKLYNGE) CEMETERY later exhumed. Aircraft (Sopwith Camel B9282) crashed after take off from Eastbourne Aerodrome. Son of George B Garver (Born 14 May 1859 Died 26 Feb 1912) & Mary Arizonia Jones (Born 27 Jan 1864 Died 22 Jan 1955). Roy is now buried in Bluegrass Cemetery, Dolson TWP, Clark County, Illinois, USA together with his parents.

GASCOYNE

William

Private 18133 Depot Lincolnshire Regiment. Born Hougham, Lincs Enlisted Newark Resident Nottingham. Died 4th April 1917. Age 44. Son of Edmund and Millicent Gascoyne, of Hougham. Buried EASTBOURNE (OCKLYNGE) CEMETERY Grave Z.544. Memorial & SDGW both show Bn as 6th.

GENTLE

Arthur George

Private 69781 Labour Corps 610th Home Service Employment Company formerly 3393 Middlesex Regiment. Born Hedley Wood, Herefordshire Enlisted Hornsey, Middlesex Resident New Southgate, Middlesex. Died 23rd July 1918. Husband of Ellen Gentle, of 95, Cromwell Rd., Muswell Hill, London. Buried NEW SOUTHGATE CEMETERY Grave AN.364.

GEORGE

John Alfred

Acting Bombardier 111669 Royal Garrison Artillery No 2 Depot formerly 238th Siege Battery. Born & Resident Plumstead, Kent Enlisted Woolwich. Died of wounds 25th January 1918. Age 28. Son of John E. and S. A. George, of 90, Maxey Rd., Plumstead. Buried PLUMSTEAD CEMETERY Grave H.58.

GOOCH

Phyliis Mary 'Muffy'

Nurse VAD BRCS. Died 5th November 1918 of pneumonia/influenza. Age 29. Younger daughter of the late David L Gooch (a surveyor & architect) & Kate Gooch of Freemantle, Anerley. Buried ELMERS END CEMETERY. Not on CWGC.

GOODY

James

Private 124719 Royal Army Medical Corps 9 Company Colchester. Born Stourbridge, Worcestershire Enlisted Brierly Hill, Staffs. Died 29th June 1916. Buried EASTBOURNE (OCKLYNGE) CEMETERY Grave Z.545.

GREY

H

Private 101928 Machine Gun Corps (Cavalry). Died 1st January 1919. Buried EASTBOURNE (OCKLYNGE) CEMETERY Grave J.447. Cause of death blood poisoning from carbuncle. Coroner’s report shows him as being at Summersdown Convalescent Camp.

GURR

A E

Private 249124 Labour Corps 169th Labour Company. Died 18th February 1919. Buried EASTBOURNE (OCKLYNGE) CEMETERY Grave Z.533.

HADLEY, MC

Peyton Sheldon

Captain 7th Bn Northamptonshire Regiment. Died of pneumonia whilst convalescing from severe wounds 24th October 1918. Age 23. Son of W. S. Hadley (Master of Pembroke College, Cambridge) and Edith, his wife, of The Master's Lodge, Pembroke College, Cambridge, and at Heacham, Norfolk. London Gazette of 22nd September 1914 shows to be Temporary 2nd Lieutenant 19th September 1914 (Cadet or ex Cadet OTC). Buried HEACHAM (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD in north west part. Also remembered Roll of Honour - Norfolk - Heacham & Roll of Honour - Cambridgeshire - Cambridge, Perse School

HAMILL

Hugh [D]

Private US Army 321st Aero Squadron attached 50 Training Depot Station RAF Eastbourne. From Pueblo, Colorado. Died 10th November 1918. Age 19. Buried BROOKWOOD AMERICAN CEMETERY Grave Plot D Row 3 Grave 15. Originally buried EASTBOURNE (OCKLYNGE) CEMETERY later exhumed. The death index & burial register has his name has Hugh Hancock Hamill. Cause of death was blood poisoning to wounds in his legs.

Was serving with the American Air Service at the Eastbourne airfield as an engine fitter. His duties were to assist in taking aircraft out onto the runways and swinging the propellers to start them. On 7 Nov Pvt Hamill was swinging the propeller of an aircraft which was waiting to ascend when it threw him up and struck him on the legs. On admittance to the Military Hospital, examination revealed serious injuries to both legs. By 9 Nov gas gangrene had developed in both wounds and despite amputation of his left leg, the organism had got into his blood stream and Pvt Hamill died the next day. Ground staff and the pilot confirmed that the engine switch had been in the off position at the time of the accident and nothing faulty had been found in the wiring system. The jury of the Coroner’s Court found that the accident was unavoidable and that death was due to gas gangrene in the leg wounds.

HAMMOND

Herbert Edward

Serjeant 1404 Sussex Yeomanry. Born, Enlisted & Resident Horsham, Sussex. Died 29th November 1916. Buried HORSHAM (HILLS) CEMETERY Grave J.62.

HAMSTEAD

W H

Private, 19th Londons. Died 3 October 1916. Probably William Henry Hampsted 6625 19th Bn London Regiment (formerly 26845 6th Bn Royal Fusiliers). Born Wanstead Enlisted & Resident Enfield. Died of wounds received in France & Flanders 3rd October 1916 age 33. Son of Henry & Susannah Hampsted of 21 Sydney St, Enfield. Buried ENFIELD (LAVENDER HILL) CEMETERY Grave B.14

HARFORD

Edward Bridges

Captain 2/4th Bn Somerset Light Infantry. Died 15th July 1918 of rheumatic fever following being wounded. Age 46. Son of the late Rev. Canon Harford, of Wells Cathedral & Mrs Harford of 2 Marlborough Buildings, Bath; husband of Violet Harford, of 2, Upperton Mansions, Eastbourne. Buried EASTBOURNE (OCKLYNGE) CEMETERY Grave Y.1246.

HINTON

W

Corporal, 3rd Buffs. Died 3 April 1919. Probably William Hinton L/11256 Corporal 3rd Bn The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 5th April 1919. Age 27. Son of William and Annie Hinton; husband of Bessie Hinton, of Dunton Rd., Stewkley, Leighton Buzzard. Born at Manor Park. Buried MANOR PARK CEMETERY Screen Wall. 129. 612. Memorial shows date of death as 3rd April 1919.

KIDD

James Alexander W

[Listed as Lieutenant on mmeorial] Second Lieutenant Royal Air Force Polegate formerly F2814 Royal Naval Air Service. Enlisted RNAS 29th November 1914. Born 26th November 1883 at Poplar. Promoted to WO2 on 1st December 1915. Served with Russian Armoured Cars from September 1916. Died 31st October 1918 of pneumonia. Age 34. Order of St. George 4th Class (Russia); Order of St. Stanilas 3rd Class (Russia). Son of James McFarlane Kidd and Mary Eliza Kidd, of London; husband of Miriam Annie Kidd, of The British Queen, Lower Willingdon, Sussex. Buried CITY OF LONDON CEMETERY, MANOR PARK Grave 51. 65791.

LANE

John Austen K

Second Lieutenant Royal Garrison Artillery attached 542nd Company Labour Corps. Died 27th October 1917. Buried EASTBOURNE (OCKLYNGE) CEMETERY Grave V.494.

LANG

A F

Gunner, 2/3 Royal Field Artillery. Died 26 February 1919. Probably A F Long 1536 Gunner 2nd Battery 3rd Brigade Royal Field Artillery. Died 26th February 1919. Buried EASTBOURNE (OCKLYNGE) CEMETERY Grave R.234.

LEDGER

Arthur Crumbie

Private, 24359 20th Bn The King's (Liverpool Regiment). Born, Enlisted & Resident Liverpool. Died of wounds 8th November 1917. Age 22. Son of Margaret A. Ledger, of 10, Cedardale Rd., Walton, Liverpool, and the late William Ledger. Buried LIVERPOOL (TOXTETH PARK) CEMETERY Grave L. C.E. 473. His home address is listed 171 Rice Lane, Walton, Liverpool.

LEGGE

Robert Henry

Sapper 35594 Royal Engineers Postal Section. Born & Resident Tooting, Surrey Enlisted London. Died 11th March 1918. Buried WANDSWORTH (STREATHAM) CEMETERY Grave S.976

LLOYD

J

Serjeant 50 4th Bn The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Born Abingdon, Berks Enlisted Crystal Palace, Kent Resident Upper Norwood, Surrey. Died 3rd December 1916. Age 43. Son of George and Elizabeth Lloyd, of South Norwood, London; husband of Florence Lloyd, of 12, Beverley Mansions, Thaxted, Essex. Buried CROYDON (QUEEN'S ROAD) CEMETERY Grave G. 8. 15586.

LOCKLEY

G

Private 112595 Royal Army Medical Corps 35th Company. Died 19th July 1919. Son of Mrs. Lockley, of 14, Gladstone Avenue, Chester; husband of Mary Elizabeth Chaloner (formerly Lockley), of 38, Suffolk St., Chester. Buried CHESTER GENERAL CEMETERY Grave 4607.

LOCKWOOD

Tom

Private R4/062832 Army Service Corps. Died 18th October 1916. Husband of Ann Lockwood of Oldham, Lancs. Possibly a member of a New Army Remount Unit. Served in France from 3rd April 1915. Died of hemiplegia & pneumonia. His civilian trade was builder & carter. Buried OLDHAM (CHADDERTON) CEMETERY Grave 01-68

LORIMER

Herbert Cowan

Lieutenant 4th Bn Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry. Died 27th November 1918. Buried PAIGNTON CEMETERY Grave 1920.

Joined Inns of Court OTC 19th July 1915 as Service No 4937 & served in 4, 6, & 2 Companies. To Duke of Cornwall’s LI 12th December 1915. Wounded

LUB

M E

Captain, RN Lancs. Died 10 July 1919 probably Mercer Eric Leeb Captain The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Died 10th July 1919. Age 26. Son of Mr. J. G. and Mrs. M. A. H. Leeb, of 24, Chalfont Court, Clarence Gate, London. Buried EASTBOURNE (OCKLYNGE) CEMETERY Grave X.1 10.

LYON

Herbert [SDGW] or Bteram [CWGC]

Private 241533 1/5th Bn Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Enlisted Bolton. Died of wounds 10th May 1917 aged 21. Son of Henry and Ellen Lyon, of 3, Bottom-O'th'Moor, Harwood. Buried HARWOOD (CHRIST CHURCH) CHURCHYARD North 13.8.

MACKENZIE

I

[Listed as Sister on memorial] Nurse 2/Res/M/1473 Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service. Died 2nd November 1918. Buried MELNESS CEMETERY, TONGUE.

MARTIN

Charles Frederick

Private 154274 Labour Corps 160th HSEC formerly G/71218 29th Bn Middlesex Regiment (SDGW also shows him as formerly 2163 Royal Engineers). Enlisted Richmond, Surrey. Died 20th September 1918. Age 39. Husband of Ethel Rose Brown (formerly Martin), of 28, Camac Rd., Twickenham, Middx. Buried RICHMOND CEMETERY, SURREY Grave K.1762.

MARTIN

Thomas Henry

Private 34347, Depot, North Staffordshire Regiment. Died 13th December 1918 aged 25 of influenza & double pneumonia. Civil trade Waggoner. Son of Francis and Sarah Martin, of Dunston Heath, Stafford. Buried PENKRIDGE (ST. MICHAEL) CHURCHYARD grave west of church. Memorial & death certificate incorrectly show him as a member of 1st/6th Bn Northamptonshire Regiment

MASTER

Sergeant, 24th Londons. Died 25 October 1916 probably Ernest William Masters 3170 Serjeant 24th Bn The London Regiment. Enlisted Kennington Resident Southwark. Died of wounds 25th October 1916. Buried NUNHEAD (ALL SAINTS) CEMETERY Screen Wall. 89. 32487.

MAXWELL

William J

Private 11160 Depot Bn Royal Irish Rifles (Memorial & SDGW show Bn as 6th). Born & Enlisted Lurgan, Co Armagh Resident Belfast. Died 30th October 1918. Buried LURGAN (SHANKILL) GRAVEYARD Grave 196. (in North-West part).

MAY

Wilfred

Rifleman A/200168 17th Bn King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Born Carlton On Trent, Notts Enlisted Newark, Notts Resident Radcliff On Trent. Died of wounds 2nd January 1917. Age 27. Son of the late Daniel and Sarah Hannah May, of The Lodge, Carlton-on-Trent. Buried CARLTON-ON-TRENT (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD east of church

McLEOD

C H

Sergeant, 58th Canadians. Died 5 February 1919. Probably Duncan J McLeod 648616 Sergeant 58th Bn Canadian Regiment (Central Ontario Regiment). Born North Bay, Ontario, Canada 27th December 1886. Enlisted North Bay, Ontario 11th February 1916. Resident of North Bay, Ontario. Former member of the Active Militia (97th Regiment). Civilian occupation Labourer. Religion Presbyterian. Died 5th February 1919 aged 23. Son of Roderick & Agnes McLeod of Nipissing Junction, Ontario. Awarded the Military Medal. Buried SEAFORD CEMETERY Grave A.560.

MIERS

J W

Private US Army 321st Aero Squadron. Died 30th November 1918. No further information currently.

MILES

Thomas Robert [Harold]

Private 4864 46th Bn Australian Infantry, A.I.F. Wounde din the Battle of Bullencourt, France. Died of wounds 16th May 1917. Age 23 years 9 months. Son of John and Bessie Miles, of Lexton, Avoca, Victoria, Australia. Born at Tambuk, Victoria. Labourer by trade. Educated Tambuk State School. Buried EASTBOURNE (OCKLYNGE) CEMETERY Grave Y.1491.

MILLS

Arthur

Private 29871 Depot Lancashire Fusiliers (Memorial & SDGW show Bn As 10th). Born & Enlisted Rochdale, Lancs. Died 2nd April 1917. Buried ROCHDALE CEMETERY Grave HH.29025.

NORRY

F

Driver, Royal Field Artillery. Died 2 August 1918. Probably Frederick Walter Norrey 78911 Driver Royal Field Artillery 42nd Divisional Ammunition Column. Died 9th August 1918 aged 25(date on memorial is 2nd August 1918). Son of William and Ann Norrey, of Stoneleigh, Old Birmingham Road, The Lickey, Worcs. Buried THE LICKY (HOLY TRINITY) CHURCHYARD EXTENSION Grave 94.

O'GRADY

James Edward

Private L/13942 3rd Bn Royal Fusiliers (Memorial shows Bn as 6th). Died 18th February 1918. Son of John O'Grady, of Chelsea, London. Buried EASTBOURNE (OCKLYNGE) CEMETERY Grave J.447.

OVERTON

S V

Lance Corporal, 5th Notts & Derbys. Died 19 May 1918. Probably Thomas Osbert Overton 268130 Lance Corporal 7th Reserve Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys Regiment)(Memorial shows 5th Bn) formerly 7451 Royal Sussex Regiment. Enlisted Hastings Resident Lymington. Died 19th May 1918. Buried LYMINGTON CEMETERY 2503.

PAGE

F J

Sapper 54793, Royal Engineers. Died 4th August 1917 (1st August on Memorial). Buried SOUTH MALLING (ST MICHAEL) CHURCHYARD.

PENNY

E

Warrant Officer, Royal Navy. Died 27 April 1917 probably Edward Penney Boatswain (Bosun) Royal Navy HMS Thetis. Died 26th April 1917(date on Memorial is 27th). Husband of Lucy Ellen Penney, of 83, Ashford Rd., Eastbourne. Buried EASTBOURNE (OCKLYNGE) CEMETERY Grave D.370.

PIERCE

T

Private, 5th East Yorks. Died 5 October 1916. Probably Thomas Burlinson Pearce 14962 Private 8th Bn East Yorks. Died 5th October 1916. Buried SILKSWORTH (ST MATTHEW) CHURCHYARD Grave in south east part. Memorial shows bn at 5th.

PURDAM

Walter Robertson

[Rank on Memorial is SM] Serjeant 7348 Royal Air Force 50th Training Depot Squadron. Died 12th December 1918 (date on Memorial is 11th December). Son of Joseph and Barbara Purdam, late of 4, Albany St., Leith, Edinburgh. Born at Leith, Edinburgh. Buried EDINBURGH (ROSEBANK) CEMETERY Grave P. W/458.

REED

W

Private Royal Sussex Regiment attached Royal Engineers. Died 5th February 1917. Probably William Read 77995 Private 29th Bn Middlesex Regiment (formerly 2722 Royal Sussex Regiment)(Memorial shows Royal Sussex Regiment attached Royal Engineers). Born & Resident Willingdon, Sussex Enlisted Eastbourne. Son of Joseph and Elizabeth Read, of South Down Cottages, Red Lion St., Willingdon. Died 5th February 1917 aged 21. Buried WILLINGDON (ST MARY) CHURCHYARD

ROURKE

Walter Watson

Gunner 1792, 2nd Warwickshire Battery, 3rd South Midland Brigade, Royal Field Artillery of 84 Osborne Rd, Sparkbrook, Birmingham aged 19. Son of Mr. W. H. Rourke, of 84, Osborn Rd., Sparkbrook, Birmingham. Died 2nd December 1916 aged 20 in Fairfield Court VAD Hospital, Eastbourne cause of death heart failure & dilation of abdomen. Buried BIRMINGHAM (YARDLEY) CEMETERY Grave B. 12988.

SALVAGE

Arthur Percival

Bombardier 291631 Royal Garrison Artillery 155th Siege Battery formerly 87 129th Bristol Heavy Battery Royal Garrison Artillery. Born Bishopston, Glos Enlisted Bristol Resident Clifton, Bristol. Died 16th September 1918. Age 27. Son of John and Mary Ann Salvage, of 46, Granby Hill, Clifton, Bristol. Buried BRISTOL (ARNOS VALE) CEMETERY Screen Wall. 1. 678.

SCAIFE

John

Private 20002 3rd Bn Coldstream Guards. Died 12th April 1919. Age 29. Son of John and Rachel Scaife, of Healy, Ripon. Buried HEALEY (ST. PAUL) CHURCHYARD south east of entrance path.

SCANES

John

Lance Corporal 413088, 21st Bn Canadian Infantry (Eastern Ontario Regiment) (Memorial refers to unit as 6th Canadian Reserve Pioneer). Died 6th May 1918. Age 42. Son of Mr. and Mrs. John Scanes; husband of Mary Ellen Scanes, of 15, Ewart Rd., Chatham. Born at Witney, Oxon 2nd April 1877. Enlisted Lindsay, Ontario, Canada 24th March 1915. Civilian occupation carpenter. Religion Methodist. Previous military service with the Oxfordshire Light Infantry for 8.5 years. Buried EASTBOURNE (OCKLYNGE) CEMETERY Grave I.387. Died of a result of a fractured skull having being thrown from a sidecar. Based at Seaford.

SCOFIELD

E

Private, 7th Royal West Kents. Died 12 March 1917. Probably Edward William Noel Schofield G/2168 Private Depot Royal West Kents. Born Horley, Surrey Enlisted Tunbridge Wells Resident Tonbridge. Died 12th March 1917 aged 21. Son of Samuel Reuben & Kate Schofield of South View, Powder Mill Lane, Tunbridge Wells. Buried TUNBRIDGE WELLS CEMETERY Grave C.14.103. Memorial shows bn as 7th.

SEMPERS

Arthur Harry

Driver 53299 Royal Engineers "A" Signal Depot (Bedford). Born Ilkeston, Derbyshire Enlisted Birmingham Residence Plumstead, Kent. Died 14th July 1918. Age 30. Son of Emma Sempers, of 6, Station Rd., Whitstable, Kent, and the late Charles Sempers. Buried PLUMSTEAD CEMETERY Grave B. 1529.

SHUBROOK

J L

Private, 3rd Sai. Died 30 October 1917 probably 8804 J L Shurbrook. 3rd Regiment South African Infantry. Died 30th Oct 1917. Buried EASTBOURNE (OCKLYNGE) CEMETERY Grave Y.1503.

SMETHURST

S R

[Listed as Corporal on memorial] Private 338272 Labour Corps 610th Home Service Employment Company formerly 49 1st Bn Manchester Regiment. Died 25th November 1918. Age 30. Son of Robert Henry and Mary Barday Smethurst, of "Holmlea", 48, Bignor St., Cheetham, Manchester. Alternative Commemoration - buried in Cheetham Hill (St. Luke) Churchyard. Commemorated Special Memorial MANCHESTER SOUTHERN CEMETERY

SMITH

Francis Edwin

[Listed as Lieutenant on memorial] Captain 1st Bn Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died 18th November 1918. Age 29. Son of Frances Smith, of 14, Wedgnock Green, Cape Rd., Warwick, and the late Joseph Smith. Wounded at Festubert May, 1915. Buried WARWICK CEMETERY Grave 26A. "C." 13.
Additional information courtesy of Cliff Brown:
Attended Fitzwilliam Hall, Cambridge (1909).
Wounded Festubert 1915, as Pte, 2185, Cameron Highlanders.
Pte, The Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders, to be 2nd Lt, Cambs Regt, 2-10-15 (LG 1-10-15), posted to 2/1st Bn Cambs Regt.
To 4/1st Bn 8-12-15.
2nd Lt to be T/Lt 15-3-16 (LG 14-6-16).
2nd Lt (T/Lt) to be T/Capt 15-3-16 (LG 10-10-16).
To 1/1st Bn 24-6-17 from Base.
2nd Lt (T/Capt) relinquishes temp rank, 29-8-17 (LG 28-8-17).
2nd Lt (A/Capt) to be Lt precedence from 1-6-17 (LG 13-11-17).
Returns from Base 24-11-17.
Lt (Acting Capt) relinquishes acting-Capt (additional) 11-2-18 (LG 21-3-18).
Wounded March 1918.
Lt, died (UK) 18-11-18, age 29

SMITH

Frederick James

Lieutenant, 115th Bn London Regiment (Prince of Wales' Own Civil Service Rifles). Died 30th October 1918. Age 34. Son of Frederick and Esther Smith, of 56, Fielding Rd., Bedford Park, London. Born at Bicester. Buried BICESTER CEMETERY

STANDING

W

Private 95475 Royal Defence Corps. Died 4th February 1919. Age 49. Buried EASTBOURNE (OCKLYNGE) CEMETERY Grave Z.545. Memorial gives unit details as 32nd Middlesex attd Labour Corps

THOMAS

J

Private, 21st Manchesters. Died 4 December 1916. No further details currently.

THOMAS

L G

Private 4606 2nd Regiment South African Infantry. Died 23rd February 1917. Buried EASTBOURNE (OCKLYNGE) CEMETERY Grave Y.1502.

TIMMS

Wilfred Amey

[Listed as Sergeant on memorial] Lance Serjeant 3711 1st Bn Honourable Artillery Company. Enlisted Armoury House Resident Forest Gate. Died of wounds 3rd December 1916. Age 26. Son of William and Martha Timms, of 47, Godwin Rd., Forest Gate. Buried CITY OF LONDON CEMETERY, MANOR PARK Screen Wall. 235. 48A. Date of death on Memorial is 4th December.

TOWER

William Claude Cecil

[Listed as Lieutenant on memorial] Captain Royal Air Force formerly 10th (R. East Kent and West Kent Yeomanry) Bn The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 30th November 1918. Buried EASTBOURNE (OCKLYNGE) CEMETERY Grave R.290.

TUCKER

Charles Harold

Gunner 40223 Royal Field Artillery. Born Plymouth Enlisted Marylebone. Died 16th September 1918. Son of Mrs M E Tucker, of 217 Portnall Road, Paddington. Commemorated BROOKWOOD (UNITED KINGDOM 1914-1918) MEMORIAL

VERRALL

Thomas Henry

Lance Corporal 1954 8th Bn The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Born West Norwood, London (CWGC) or Paddington, Middlesex (SDGW) Enlisted Croydon, Surrey Resident Penge, Surrey. Died 22nd October 1916. Age 28. Son of Mrs. Caroline Verrall; husband of Ethel Lily Verrall, of 32, Brading Rd., Brixton, London. Buried LAMBETH (TOOTING) CEMETERY Screen Wall. W.3. 3.

WALSH

T

[Listed as Private on mmeorial] Lance Corporal 5487 5th Bn Connaught Rangers. Died 22nd February 1919. Son of Michael and Annie Walsh, of Tempenroe, Dungannon. Born at Laghey. Buried LAGHEY (ST. PATRICK) ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCHYARD west of church.

WARR

John

[Listed on memorial as Lance Corporal] Private 10606 1st Bn Dorsetshire Regiment. Died 13th February 1919. Son of Fred and Louisa Warr, of Westrow, Holwell. Buried HOLWELL (ST. LAURENCE) CHURCHYARD EXTENSION Grave I.22.

WEAVER

George Robert

Gunner 85467 Royal Field Artillery "B" Bty. 72nd Bde. Born & Enlisted Battersea, London. Died 6th December 1917. Buried WANDSWORTH (EARLSFIELD) CEMETERY Screen Wall. F.B. 18. 12. Unit shown on memorial is 8th Bde RFA.

WHITE

Alfred

Private 30764 Depot Welsh Regiment. Born St John’s Wood, Middlesex Enlisted Shepherd’s Bush, Middlesex Resident South Ealing, Middlesex. Died 15th June 1917. Buried SOUTH EALING CEMETERY H. Q. 21. (Screen Wall). Bn shown on Memorial is 2nd.

WILLIAMS

James Sydall

Private 3892 29th Bn Australian Infantry, A.I.F. Born Allendale, Victoria, Australia. Enlisted North Carlton, Victoria, Australia 20th July 1916 to 2nd Bn Geelong (his address was 681 Nicholson Street, Carlton, Victoria). Transferred to 9th Reinforcements 29th Bn Australian Imperial Force. Embarked HMAT Commonwealth (A73) 19th September 1916 at Melbourne. Disembarked Plymouth 14th November 1916. 17th December 1916 embarked for France on the Troopship Golden Eagle at Folkestone. Marched into 5th ADBD 18th December 1916. Taken on strength of 29th Bn 22nd December 1916. 13th April 1917 awarded 2 days field punishment for the crime of eating emergency rations; he also had to pay for the cost of the rations. Wounded in action 22nd November 1917. Embarked for England on Hospital Ship St David 16TH December 1916. Admitted to Eastbourne Central Military Hospital 16th December 1917 suffering from wounds to both legs – both legs were amputated – right 23rd November 1917 & left 25th November 1917. Son of Mrs Ellen Williams of 248 Glenlyon Road, East Brunswick, Victoria, Australia. Civil occupation driver. Religion Church of England. Died of wounds 25th January 1918 at 9.05pm. Buried 31st December 1918. Buried EASTBOURNE (OCKLYNGE) CEMETERY Grave Y.1455.

WINCHESTER

Charles

Private 44319 13th Bn Devonshire Regiment attached Army Service Corps. Born & Enlisted Bristol. Died 7th April 1917. Son of Henry and Sarah Winchester, of 44, Tyler St., St. Philip's, Bristol. Buried BRISTOL (GREENBANK) CEMETERY Screen Wall (GBB. 197). Died as a result of injuries received in a fall at Michelham Priory, Arlington, Sussex.

WOOD

Charles

Gunner 120266 Royal Garrison Artillery Clearing Office. Born & Enlisted Dover Resident Buckland, Dover. Died 16th July 1918. Age 32. Husband of Gertrude Wood, of 7, Charlton Avenue, Dover. Buried DOVER (BUCKLAND) CEMETERY Grave D.2750.

YOUNG

Archibald George

Serjeant 10105 4th Dragoon Guards (Royal Irish). Born Hazelmere Enlisted London. Died 2nd May 1917. Buried MITCHAM (CHURCH ROAD) BURIAL GROUND Grave L.1.

YOUNG

Frederick [James]

Driver 1064 Royal Field Artillery 2nd/2nd Sussex Home Counties Brigade. Died 29th January 1917. Age 19. Son of Mr. F. A. Young, of 22, Winter Rd., Eastbourne. Buried EASTBOURNE (OCKLYNGE) CEMETERY Grave Z.558.

YOUNG

T W

Private 89147 Royal Army Medical Corps 96th Field Ambulance. Born Westerhope (SDGW) or Gateshead (CWGC) Enlisted Gateshead. Died of wounds (gas) 25th July 1918. Son of Mary Ann Porteus (formerly Young), of 2, Long Row, Widdrington, Morpeth, and the late Andrew Young. Buried WHORLTON (ST. JOHN) CHURCHYARD EXTENSION Grave I.19.3. Unit shown on Memorial is 90th Field Ambulance.

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