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EASTBOURNE WAR MEMORIAL
SURNAMES C

World War 1 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Chris Comber 2009

CALLOW

Benjamin

Private 5213 16th (Queens) Lancers. 2nd Cavalry Division Killed in action 21 January 1918. Aged 27 Stepson of Mrs Mabel Callow of 2, St. Andrews Terrace, Eastbourne. Born St. Andrews, Eastbourne and enlisted in Southampton. Draper by trade. SAN Buried in Hargicourt British Cemetery

CAMERON, MC

Charles Peter Gwydyr

[Listed on the war memorial as George P.] Captain Royal Garrison Artillery attached Staff 9th Corps Heavy Artillery. Died of wounds 30 April 1918. Aged 33. Son of Dr. & Mrs C.H.H. Cameron of Gildredge House, The Goffs, Eastbourne Husband of Dorothy Cameron of Ipswich, Suffolk. Educated at St Bede’s, Eastbourne College and the RMA Woolwich Regular Officer enlisted in 1905 Served 5 years in Hong Kong. Eastbourne College HT & SM Buried in Arneke British Cemetery

CAMPBELL

Thomas Pollock-

Private 6014 2nd Battalion The South African Infantry Killed in action at Delville Wood on the Somme 16 July 1916. Aged 17. Son of Captain & Mrs John Campbell Pollock of Far View, Nqutu, Zululand SAN. No known grave. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial

CANE

Victor Charles Howell

[Listed on war memorials as Victor C.] Sapper 2671 1/1st Home Counties Field Company The Royal Engineers. Killed in action near Bois Grenier 19 April 1915. Aged 17. Son of Charles Howell Crane and Mrs Beatrice Crane of 4, Cornfield Road Terrace, Eastbourne, formerly of Mangotsfield. Born in Clifton, Gloucestershire& enlisted in Eastbourne. REM.& SS Buried in Y Farm Military Cemetery, Bois Grenier

CANNON

Frederick Charles

Guardsman 8639 2nd Battalion The Scots Guards. The Guards Division Died of wounds 13 July 1917. Aged 22 Regular. Enlisted in 1911. Son of Frederick Thomas Cannon & Maria Mary Dunk (remarried) later of 3, Carlton Road, Eastbourne. Born in Southend and enlisted in Portsmouth Eastbourne resident. Employed as a conductor by the Eastbourne Motor Bus Company. CH Buried in Canada Farm Cemetery

CANNON

Sydney James

Bombardier 1794 3rd Australian Field Artillery Brigade Gallipoli Wounded at Gaba Tepe and died of his wounds on HMTS “Lutzow” 11 May 1915. buried at sea. Aged 28. Son of Frederick Thomas Cannon & Maria Mary Dunk (remarried) of 3, Carlton Road, Eastbourne. Husband of Mrs E.A.Cannon of 17, Curgill Street, Victoria Park, Perth, Western Australia. Reservist with the Dorsets and the Royal Horse Artillery Enlisted 1903. No known grave. Commemorated on The Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli

CANNON

William Arthur

Sergeant 1224 250th Brigade The Royal Field Artillery Died of wounds 4 December 1916. Aged 32. Son of Frederick Thomas & Maria Mary Cannon of 3, Carlton Road, Eastbourne. Husband of Martha Cannon of Blenheim Street, Newcastle on Tyne. Regular Gunner, enlisted in 1900. Left his widow with 2 children in Newcastle. Medal Rolls. Not included in SDGW CH Buried in Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension.

CAPELIN

David Charles John

Leading Seaman Sussex/3/215 RNVR. “Howe” Battalion Royal Naval Division Killed in action on Gallipoli 6 June 1915. Aged 19. Son of William & Annie Capelin of 9, Winter Street, Eastbourne. Born in Eastbourne. Served in Antwerp, Gallipoli and France. Local milkman CH RNVR No known grave. Commemorated on The Helles Memorial, Gallipoli

CAPELIN

George

Sergeant 967 1st Battalion The Rifle Brigade 4th Division Killed in action on the Somme 1 July 19 16. Aged 29. Son of Daniel & Harriett Capelin of 66, West Street, Crawley. Local police constable. Born in Shoreham and enlisted in Brighton. CH & SS No known grave. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial

CAPELIN

William Henry

Petty Officer Sussex/3/205 RNVR “Hood” Battalion 63rd Royal Naval Division Killed in action on the Somme 4 February 1917. Aged 26. Son of William & Annie Capelin of 9, Winter Street, Eastbourne. Resident of 50, Commercial Street, Eastbourne. Born in Eastbourne. Served in Antwerp, Gallipoli and France. Local fishmonger EU RNVR No known grave. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial

CARBERY

Miles Bertie Cunninghame

Captain 1st Battalion The Royal Irish Fusiliers. “C” Company 4th Division Killed in action near Le Ruage, Houplines 17 October 1914. Aged 37. Son of Mr & Mrs W.E.Carbery of 17, Hartington Mansions, Eastbourne. Husband of Elizabeth Dora Carbery of “Ringmore” Camberley, Surrey. Sandhurst Military Academy. Veteran of The Boer War 1899/1902 HT Buried in Houplines Communal Cemetery Extension

CARDWELL

Hugh Brodie

Lieutenant “B” Battery 256th Brigade (TF) Royal Field Artillery Died of wounds in base hospital at Rouen 9 August 1918. Age 41. Son of Colonel William Alexander Cardwell & Lilian Cardwell of “The Moat Croft,” Eastbourne. Husband of Alice Violet Cardwell of 103 South Street, Eastbourne. Educated at Clifton College. Brewer Enlisted August 4th 1914. Two years in France. SS Buried in St. Sever Cemetery, Rouen

CARLIN

William Thomas

Sergeant SD.1926 12th Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment 39th Division. Killed in action on the Rue de Bois 30 June 1916. Aged 42. Resident of Gore Park Road, Eastbourne. Schoolmaster (Science Master) employed in Eastbourne. Born in Myton on Swale, Yorkshire and enlisted in Eastbourne. Educated St Marks, Chelsea. Name recorded in Beverley Minster Memorial Chapel, Yorkshire Buried in Cabaret Rouge British Cemetery

CARPENTER

Richard George

Guardsman 16338 “A” Company 2nd Battalion The Grenadier Guards 2nd Division Killed in action action at Soupir on the Marne 14 September 1914. Aged 21. Son of Richard & Laura Harriett Carpenter of 9, Beach Road, Eastbourne. Shop assistant Born and enlisted in Eastbourne. CH & SAN Buried in Vailly British Cemetery

CARPENTER

Sydney

Rifleman 46253 2nd Battalion The Rifle Brigade 8th Division Died of influenza in Halle, Belgium after the Armistice 16 February 1919. Aged 19. Son of Richard & Laura Harriett Carpenter of 9, Beach Road, Eastbourne. Born and enlisted in Eastbourne. CH Buried in Halle Communal Cemetery, Belgium

CARR

James

Private L.10370 13th Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment 39th Division. Killed in action during the German Flanders offensive 16 April 1918. Born Christchurch, Eastbourne and enlisted in Chichester. No known grave. Commemorated on The Tyne Cot Memorial

CARR

John

Able Seaman S3/293 RNVR. “Hood” Battalion The Royal Naval Division. Died at home 11 February 1917. Aged 22. Son of Thomas & Ellen Carr of 213, Priory Road, Hastings. Buried in Kensal Green (St. Mary’s) Roman Catholic Cemetery.

CARTER

Benjamin Gabriel

Pioneer 247042 Railway Construction Company The Royal Engineers Died of wounds after the war 31 May 1919. Aged 39 Three years on the Western Front. Wounded by shrapnel Husband of Mrs R.E. Carter of 3, St. Anthony’s Avenue, Eastbourne. SAN Buried in Eastbourne (Ocklynge) Cemetery

CARTER

Charles D’Arcy

Corporal L. 8430 2nd Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment 1st Division. Killed in action at Richebourg L’Avoue 9 May 1915. Aged 28. Born and enlisted in Eastbourne. Residen t of 1, York Road Eastbourne. Employed as a bank clerk in the town by the Imperial Bank of Canada. No known grave. Commemorated on The Le Touret Memorial

CARTER, VC

Nelson Victor

Company Sergeant Major SD 4 12th Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment 39th Division. Killed in action on the Rue De Bois 30 June 1916. Aged 28. Son of Mr & Mrs Richard Carter of Harebeating, Battle Road, Hailsham. Husband of Mrs Kathleen Carter of 33, Guys Road, Old Town, Eastbourne. Born and enlisted in Eastbourne. Cinema Commisionaire. St. Mary’s Included on Hailsham War Memorial Buried in Royal Irish Rifles Cemetery. Laventie.

CARTER

Robert William

Private G.67587 6th Battalion The Royal West Surrey Regiment 12th Division Died of wounds 19 June 1918. Aged 18. Son of Mr & Mrs Robert William Carter of 29, Victoria Gardens, Eastbourne. Born in Kings Cross and enlisted in Eastbourne. Taxi Driver AS Buried in Varennes Military Cemetery

CARTER

William

Company Sergeant Major 186 5th Battalion The Royal Irish Regiment 10th Division (Pioneers) Killed in action on Gallipoli 16 August 1915. Aged 43 Long Service & Good Conduct Medal. Son of Milton & Eliza Carter of 6, Taddington Road, Seaside. Eastbourne. Husband of Sarah Carter of Stanhope Cottage Watch Oak, Battle. Veteran of the South African War Born in Eastbourne and enlisted in London. CH No known grave. Commemorated on The Helles Memorial

CARVER

William

Private SD.1799 12th Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment 39th Division. Killed in action on the Rue De Bois 30 June 1916. Aged 33. Son of William & Phoebe Carver of Hailsham Husband of Mary J R Carver of 20, Winter Road, Eastbourne. Born in Hailsham and enlisted in Eastbourne. CH No known grave. Commemorated on The Loos Memorial

CATCHPOLE

Ernest George

Private 32406 7th Battalion The Wiltshire Regiment 26th Division (Salonika) Killed in action on the Salonikan Front 4 April 1917. Aged 37Son of Frederick & Annie Catchpole. Husband ofAlice Elizabeth Catchpole of 3, Grand Parade, Eastbourne. Born in Ipswich and enlisted in Eastbourne. Tailor by trade. Formerly with the Middlesex Regiment HT Buried in Doiran Military Cemetery

CATTERALL

James Henry

Private 23430 13th Battalion The Kings (Liverpool) Regiment 3rd Division Killed in action on the Somme 14 July 1916. Aged 34. Resident of 1, Dudley Road Eastbourne. Born and enlisted in Wigan. Son of Joseph and Margaret Catterall of Wigan. Husband of Mrs Margaret Catterall of 14, Chapel Lane, Wigan. CH No known grave. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial

CAWLEY

Jack

Private G.15797 11th Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment 39th Division. Killed in action at Thiepval 21 October 1917. Aged 20. Son of William & Fanny Cawley (Grocers) of 29, New Road, Eastbourne. Born St Saviours, Eastbourne and enlisted in Eastbourne. Grocers assistant CH & SS No known grave. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial

CELASCHI

Robert Peter Joseph

Private S4/161692 Royal Army Service Corps Att. Director of Transport 1st Echelon G.H.Q. Paris. Died of influenza ion a visit to Paris 5 January 1919. Aged 22. Son of Louis Paul & Evadna Celaschi of 30, South Hill Park, Hampstead London. Resident of Watts Lane, Eastbourne. Lloyds bank clerk SS St Peters OBG (SS) Buried in City of Paris Cemetery, Pantin

CAVENDISH

Godfrey Lionel John

Captain 97th Deccan Infantry 2nd Lahore Division Indian Army. Att. 9th Bhopal Infantry Regular officer enlisted from Sandhurst in 1903 Formerly with the Manchesters (Singapore) and the East Surreys. Killed in action in Flanders 22 December 1914. Aged 31. Son of Mr & Mrs J.J. Cavendish of 19, Silverdale Road, Eastbourne. Educated at Framlingham, Suffolk. Buried in Lillers Communal Cemetery.

CHAMBERLAIN

Stephen David

Shoeing & Carriage Smith The Royal Engineers. 68 Horse Airline Section Among 380 drowned when HMT SS “Aragon was torpedoed by a submarine off Alexandria 30 December 1917. Aged 38. Son of Mr & Mrs Chamberlain of Parsonage Road, Eastbourne. Husband of Mary Chamberlain of “Simla” Elm Grove, Hampden Park, Eastbourne. Enlisted in Eastbourne Local postman HT SM No known grave. Commemorated on The Chatby Memorial Alexandria, Egypt

CHAMPION

Charles Stanley

Private 737. 1st Battalion The Seaforth Highlanders.”D” Company 7th Indian Division. Died of wounds 6 May 1915. Age 21. Regular. Enlisted in 1911. Served in India and France. Son of George & Edith Champion of 2, Woodgate Road, Eastbourne. Born in Christchurch, Hampshire and enlisted in Eastbourne.CH& SAN Buried in Cabaret Rouge British Cemetery

CHANCE

Guy Ogden De Peyster

Lieutenant 1st Battalion The Royal Welsh Fusiliers 7th Division. Killed in action at Ypres 19 October 1914. Aged 22. Son of Mr & Mrs W.E. Chance of Thurston Grange, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk. Resident of 14, Granville Road, Eastbourne (MB) St. Peters (SS) No known grave. Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial Ypres, Belgium

CHANDLER

Benjamin Charles

Marine PO/3250/S Royal Marine Light Infantry (Portsmouth H.Q, ) Died at home 20 October 1918. Aged 44 Husband of Mrs E.E.Chandler of 304, Seaside, Eastbourne. All Saints. & All Souls Buried in Haslar Royal Naval Cemetery, Hampshire.

CHANDLER

Frederick William

Lance Corporal SD.1583 12th Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment 39th Division. Killed in action on the Rue De Bois 30 June 1916. Aged 36. Resident of 112, Langney Road, Eastbourne. Born St. Mary’s Eastbourne & enlisted in Eastbourne. Employed in the town as an upholsterer. AS& HT Buried in St. Vaast British Cemetery

CHANDLER

Harold James

Sergeant SD.578 11th Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment 39th Division Killed in action during the Menin Road offensive 18 September 1917. Aged 25. Son of Charles & Elizabeth Chandler of Eastbourne. Husband of Maude Chandler of 107, Langney Road, Eastbourne. Employed in Eastbourne as a Chemist’s Assistant. Born in Rotherfield and enlisted in Herstmonceux. All souls Buried in La Clytte Military Cemetery, Belgium

CHANDLER

Stuart

Stoker 1st Class K/13082 Royal Navy HMS “Caribbean” (Naval receiving ship) One of 15 men drowned when the ship sank in heavy weather off Cape Wrath 27 September 1915. Aged 22. Son of Alfred & Edith Chandler of 98, Ashford Road, Eastbourne. Shop assistant AS No known grave. Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea,

CHAPMAN

Frank Maccabe

Ordinary Seaman J/64174 Royal Navy HMS “Raglan” One of 127 lost when the Monitor was destroyed in harbour at Imbros by the “Goeben” and “Breslau” 20 January 1918. Aged 19. Resident of 76, Susans Road, Eastbourne. Former plumber in Eastbourne. All Souls No known grave. Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial

CHAPPLE

Thomas George

Private SD.1287 2nd Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Died of wounds 19 September 1918. Age 26. Resident of 17, Terminus Place, Eastbourne. Born in Westham and enlisted in Eastbourne Previously with the South Downs Battalions. Employed as a vanman. AS. Buried in Brie British Cemetery.

CHARMAN

Cecil George

Private 27190 2nd Battalion The Suffolk Regiment 3rd Division Died of wounds 16 August 1916. Aged 22. Resident of 18, Channel View Road, Eastbourne Born in Worthing and enlisted in Eastbourne. Local bus conductor and police constable Grave lost No known grave. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial

CHASE, DSO

Archibald Alderman

Major Royal Engineers attached Cdg 8th Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment (Pioneers) 18th Division. Killed in action 11 March 1917. Aged 32. Son of Mr & Mrs W H Chase. Husband of Mrs A.A. Chase. Resident of 99, Vicarage Road, Old Town Eastbourne. Regular Officer who enlisted in 1904 Educated at Bedford College and the RMA Woolwich. SM Buried in Aveluy Communal Cemetery Extension.

CHATFIELD

Albert Edward

Private L.6835 2nd Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment 1st Division. Killed in action near Troyon 4 October 1914. Aged 27 Reservist with 7 years service Born in Hastings and enlisted in Chichester. Resident of the Soldier & Sailors Home 77, Upperton Road, Eastbourne. Nursing assistant No known grave. Commemorated on The La Ferte Sous Jouarre Memorial

CHATFIELD

Harry George

Corporal 4798 1st Battalion The Scots Guards 1st Division Wounded on the Marne and died in Netley Military Hospital 25 September 1914. Aged 30. Son of Henry & Frances Chatfield of 4, Mill Green Road, Haywards Heath Husband of Mrs Margaret Chatfield of “The Vineries” Lanfney, Eastbourne. Born in Haywards Heath and enlisted in Cuckfield. Included on Haywards Heath War Memorial Buried in Netley Military Cemetery, Hound, Hampshire.

CHATFIELD

Herbert Dixon

Sergeant TF. 320094 16th Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment 74th Yeomanry Division. Killed in action near Mouislaines 2 September 1918. Aged 28. Resident of 18, Cornfield Terrace, Eastbourne. Born and enlisted in Eastbourne. SS No known grave. Commemorated on The Vis En Artois Memorial

CHITTY

Ernest Richard Ingles

Lieutenant Colonel Commanding the 105th Battalion The Mahratta Light Infantry. Att 6th Indian Division, Mesopotamia Died in Mesopotamia 25 March 1917. Aged 48 SJ No known grave. Commemorated on The Basra Memorial, Iraq

CHRISTIAN

Arthur James

Private G.16591 9th Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment 24th Division. Killed in action at Arras 13 April 1917. Aged 19. Son of George & Mary Christial of 32, The Village, Meads, Eastbourne. Grocers Assistant. Born in Eastbourne and enlisted in Brighton SJ No known grave. Commemorated on The Arras Memorial

CHRISTIAN

Wallace Edward

Sapper. 4995 5th Field Company The Royal Engineers. Died of wounds 13 May 1916. Aged 39 Husband of Mrs E.E. Christian of 2, Taddington Road, Seaside, Eastbourne. Born & enlisted in Eastbourne. Bricklayer. CH Buried in Barlin Communal Cemetery Extension

CHURCH

Ernest John

Corporal 263 1st Battalion The Machine Gun Corps (Motor Section) Taken prisoner and died of wounds in captivity in Germany 20 May 1918. Aged 26. Son of Thomas & Emma Church of 59, Cavendish Avenue, Eastbourne. Born and enlisted in Eastbourne. Formerly Royal Sussex. CH Buried in Cologne (Southern) Cemetery

CIRCUITT

Charles Reginald

Private SD.151 11th Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment 39th Division. Killed in action 23 April 1918. Aged 29. Son of Mr & Mrs Circuit of 7, Langney Road, Eastbourne. Born and enlisted in Eastbourne. Employed as a barber HT Buried in Villers Faucon Communal Cemetery Extension.

CLACK

Percy Dumbrill

Private SD. 156 16th Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment 74th Division. Killed in action 18 September 1918. Aged 21. Son of Mr & Mrs C.S, Clack of 10, Clarence Road, Eastbourne. Born All Souls Eastbourne and enlisted in Eastbourne. Employed in the town as a salesman with Bobby’s Dept Store. Enlisted in 1914 with the South Downs Battalions. Buried in St. Emille Valley Cemetery

CLARK

Albert ?Bertram (Bert)

Sapper 534260 490th Field Company The Royal Engineers. Killed in action during the March retreat 25 March 1918. Aged 32 Husband of Ella Mary Clark of 37, Havelock Road, Bexhill. R.E. Mem Book. All Souls. Enlisted in Bexhill on Sea. REC. Included on Bexhill W.M. & St Magdalenes Church. Salvation Army Member. (MB) Date of death 10 October 1917. So we may have the wrong man. Confusing info here. No known grave. Commemorated on The Pozieres Memorial

CLARK

Arthur George Richard

Able Seaman Sussex 3/313 RNVR. HMS “Pembroke” R.N. Shore Establishment Chatham. Died of Influenza in Chatham Royal Naval Hospital 3 November 1918. Aged 22. Son of Mr & Mrs Clark of 2, Addingham Road, Eastbourne. Served in the Dardanelles on HMS Princetowm, & HMS Mars. Buried in Eastbourne (Ocklynge) Cemetery

CLARK

Frederick Laurence

Able Seaman Sussex Z/18 RNVR. “Howe” Battalion The Royal Naval Division. Gallipoli. Killed in action on Gallipoli 6 June 1915. Aged 17. Son of Mr & Mrs Alfred Harris Clark of 17 Neville Road, Eastbourne. Plumber. CH & SP No known grave. Commemorated on The Helles memorial

CLARK

George

Shoeing Smith 4172 17th Lancers (Duke of Cambridge’s Own) “D” Squadron Enlisted in 1912. Part of the Indian Expeditionary Force to France 1914/15 Died of diphtheria in captivity 17 April 1918. Aged 25. Son of James & Alice Clark of 32, Commercial Road, Eastbourne Born and enlisted in Eastbourne. Employed as a blacksmith Buried in Maubeuge Centre Cemetery

CLARK

George Reginald Heylin

Lieutenant 7th Battalion The North Staffordshire Regiment 13th Division. Killed in action in Mesopotamia 26 August 1918. Aged 22. Son of Charles James & Jane Clark of 9, West Heath Avenue, London. Educated at Highgate School and Clare College Cambridge. Cambridge University War List Engineer. CH No known grave. Commemorated on The Basra Memorial, Iraq.

CLARK

Reginald Charles

Private 43763 6th Battalion The Lincolnshire Regiment 11th Division. Killed in action 6 November 1918. Aged 19. Son of Mr & Mrs Frederick Clark of 5, Victoria Gardens, Eastbourne. Born and enlisted in Eastbourne. Butler. CH No known grave. Commemorated on The Vis En Artois Memorial

CLARK

Robert Charles

Private TF. 203177 4th Battalion The Middlesex Regiment 37th Division. Killed in action at Arras 28 April 1917. Aged 34. Son of Mr & Mrs Alfred Harris Ckark of 17, Neville Road, Eastbourne. Born in Greenwich and enlisted in Chichester. Bookbinder. CH & SP No known grave. Commemorated on The Arras Memorial

CLARKE

Ernest Edward

Private G.8682 2nd Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment 1st Division. Killed in action on the Somme during an attack on Munster Alley. 23 July 1916. Born in Heathfield and enlisted in Eastbourne. Next of kin, Eastbourne, SS No known grave. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial

CLARKE

Herbert George

Private G.6449 9th Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment 24th Division. Killed in action near Hargicourt 24 October 1917.aged 23. Son of Herbert & Elizabeth Mary Clarke of 102, Longstone Road, Eastbourne. Born in Ilford, Essex and enlisted in Eastbourne. Porter. All Souls Buried in Roisel Communal Cemetery Extension.

CLARKE

John Caleb

Private TF.251938 1/2nd Battalion The London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers) 56th London Division. Died of wounds 2 April 1918. Aged 22 Footman. Son of John Ernest & Ellen Clarke of Eastbourne. Husband of Eva Bessie Clarke of 427, Seaside, Eastbourne. Born in Eastbourne. SAN Buried in Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension

CLARKE

Walter

Lance Corporal 10401 1st Battalion The Essex Regiment 29th Division. Killed in action on the Somme 12 October 1916. Aged 19 Served in the Dardanelles and Gallipoli. Son of Mr & Mrs Clarke of 2, Church Street, Old Town, Eastbourne. Born and enlisted in Eastbourne. Barman SM Buried in Serre Road Cemetery Number 2.

CLOSE-BROOKS, MC

Arthur

Captain 1st Battalion The Manchester Regiment 3rd (Lahore) Indian Division. Mesopotamian Front Died of wounds in Mesopotamia 10 January 1917. Aged 32. Son of John & Emily Close-Brooks of Birtles Hall, Cheshire.Husband of Frances Mary Close-Brooks of Glemham Grove, Saxmundham, Suffolk Not included on the main memorial St Peters redundant Church only (SS) Buried in Amara War Cemetery

COBDEN

Richard

Lance Corporal 29780 7th Battalion, The Norfolk Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action near Arras 28. 4. 17. Aged 17. Son of Richard (Dairy Farm Baliff) & Mary Cobden of 31, Langley Road, Eastbourne, formerly of Rustington, Born in Rustington & enlisted Maidstone, Kent. AS. No known grave. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial.

COLE

Harry Eli

Private L.9386 2nd Battalion The Royal West Kent Regiment “A” Company. 6th Indian Division, Mesopotamia Killed in action 24 July 1915. Aged 23. Regular soldier. Son of Eli & Elizabeth Cole of 44, Avondale Road, Eastbourne. CH TWFS Born in Eastbourne and enlisted in Hastings. Buried in Basra War Cemetery, Iraq

COLES

Percival Frederick

Private 931715 2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles Killed in action 6 November 1918. Aged 19 Born St. Georges, Hanover Square, London. Eastbourne connection unknown Not included on the main memorial St. Peters redundant Church only (SS.) Buried in Quievrain Communal Cemetery, Belgium.

COLGATE

Robert

Captain 114th Company The Machine Gun Corps Died of wounds 13 July 1916. Aged 35 Previously wounded at Gallipoli. Son of Lt. Colonel Henry Colgate VD. RAMC. & Mrs Ethel Dobell Colgate of Eastbourne. Educated at Winchester Engineer. HT Buried in La Neuville British Cemetery, Corbie

COLLINS

John Albert James

Enlisted March 1917. Rank and unit unknown. Royal Field Artillery ?. Son of Elizabeth Collins, Fishmonger. Resident of 38, South Street. Employed as a fishmonger. Discharged and died in Haywards Heath Asylum with severe inflammation of the brain. 8 January 1918. Aged 39. No record with CWGC or SDGW. Burial location unknown.

COLWELL

Frederick

Private, G, 12265 1st Battalion The Royal West Kent Regiment 5th Division Killed in action 22 July 1916. Aged 25. Son of Mr & Mrs Colwell of 109, Ashford Road, Eastbourne. Born and enlisted in Eastbourne. Employed by Fry & Co. All Souls No known grave. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial

COMPTON

Richard

Private 48262 10th Battalion The Royal Warwickshire Regiment 19th Division Taken prisoner and died of wounds in captivity in Germany 12 October 1918. Aged 24 All Souls Husband of Mrs Lillian J. Compton of 60, Tideswell Road, Eastbourne. Born in Hoxton and enlisted in Kingston on Thames Formerly with the RASC.AS Buried in Niederzwehren Cemetery, Germany

CONNELL

Francis Ernest

Private G.22243 4th Battalion The Middlesex Regiment 37th Division. Killed in action at Arras 28 April 1917. Aged 32 Husband of Mrs M.B. Connell of 4, Grove Road, Willesden, London. Born St. James, London and enlisted in Mill Hill. Next of kin Kilburn. Residence 19, Greenfield Street, Eastbourne (MB) No known grave. Commemorated on The Arras memorial

COOK

James

Private SD.406 11th Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment 39th Division. Killed in action on the Somme 21 October 1916.aged 24. Son of Mr & Mrs J. Cook of 20, Tower Street, Eastbourne. Born and enlisted in Eastbourne. News vendor CH & EU Buried in Grandcourt Road Cemetery

COOMBE

Edward

Corporal SD. 1585 12th Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment 39th Division. Killed in action on the Somme 31 October 1916. Aged 40. Son of Mr & Mrs Joseph Coombe. Husband of Laura Jane Coombe of 30, Bradford Street, Old Town, Eastbourne. Born and enlisted in Eastbourne. SM Buried in Serre Road Cemetery Number 2.

COOMBE

Thomas William

Lance Corporal 21684 The Royal Irish Rifles Formerly KRRC & 1/18th London Regiment. Died of wounds 28 March 1918. Aged 19. Son of Joseph Henry & Mary Elizabeth Coombe of 48, Meads Street, Eastbourne. Enlisted in Eastbourne Gardener SJ No known grave. Commemorated on The Arras Memorial

COOMBER

Thomas Henry

Rifleman A/202595 4th Battalion The Kings Royal Rifle Corps (SDGW 18th Battalion) 50th Division. Formerly RASC. Died of wounds in base hospital at Rouen 8 March 1918. Aged 35 Husband of Mrs E.E. Coomber of 69, Hurst Road, Ocklynge, Eastbourne. Born St. Leonards and enlisted in Eastbourne. Buried in St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen

COOMBS

Francis Marshall

Private SD.1293 12th Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment 39th Division. Killed in action on the Rue De Bois 30 June 1916. Aged 21. Son of Mr & Mrs Marshall J. Coombs of 21, Carlton Road, Eastbourne. Born in Lee Green, Kent and enlisted in Eastbourne. Employed as a Butcher. CH Buried in Cabaret Rouge British Cemetery.

COOMBS

Samuel. Howard

Lance Corporal SD. 2654 13th Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment 39th Division. Died of wounds in hospital at St. Omer 12 July 1916. Son of Samuel & Sarah Mary Coombs of 163, New Park Road, Streatham Hill, South London. Born in Dulwich and enlisted in Eastbourne. HP Buried in Longuenesse Souvenir Cemetery St. Omer

COOPER

Frederick William

Gunner 275012 8th Siege Battery Royal Garrison Artillery Died 12 December 1916. Son of James & Elizabeth Cooper of 63, Crawley Road, Horsham. Born Eastbourne and enlisted in Newhaven. EU & SAN Buried in Englebelmer Communal Cemetery Extension

COOPER

Tom Bert

Private G. 48706 8th Battalion, The Royal West Surrey Regiment. 24th Division. Formerly Royal Sussex. Killed in action 8 April 1917. Aged 19. Son of Mr & Mrs J Cooper of 44, Eshton Road, Eastbourne. Born & enlisted in Eastbourne. Gas fitter employed by the Eastbourne Gas Company. EG. CH TWFS Buried in Bully Grenay Communal Cemetery, British Extension.

COPELAND

Richard

Lance Corporal. Sd.1586 12th Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment 39th Division. Killed in action on the Somme 21 October 1916.aged 23. Resident of 7, Winter Road, Eastbourne. Born & enlisted Eastbourne.Employed as a warehouseman CH No known grave. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial

CORDELL

David

Private G.61372 23rd Battalion The Royal Fusiliers. 33rd Division Formerly with the Middlesex Regiment Died of wounds 9 March 1917. Aged 39 TWFS. Son of John & Harriett Cordell Fly carriage operators of Eastbourne. Born in Addlestone, Surrey and enlisted in Eastbourne. Resident of 7, Railway Terrace, Eastbourne. Porter LB&SCR. All Souls Buried in Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension

CORDER

Charles

Private G.3985 7th Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment 12th Division. Killed in action 5 April 1918. Aged 35. Son of Frank & Nora Corder of 49, Channel View Road, Eastbourne. Resident of 11, Kilder Street, Eastbourne. Born and enlisted in Eastbourne. Housepainter Buried in Bouzincourt Ridge Cemetery

CORDER

Ernest Edward

Ordinary Seaman Sussex 3/297 RNVR. HMS “Hawke” Lost with most of the crew when the Cruiser was torpedoed by U 9 in The North Sea. 15 October 1914. Aged 18. Son of Frank & Nora Corder of 49, Channel View Road, Eastbourne. Local Postman CH No known grave. Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial Southsea

CORNFORD

Charles Thomas

Private 47229 12th Battalion The West Yorkshire Regiment 21st Division. Killed in action near Arras 10 May 1917 Husband of Mrs Elizabeth H. Cornford of 20, Dennis Road, Eastbourne. Formerly Royal Artillery. Born and enlisted in Eastbourne. CH No known grave. Commemorated on The Arras Memorial

CORNWALL

F G

St. Marys only Not recorded in MB.

CORNWELL

James

Private L. 7838 2nd Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment 1st Division. Regular Soldier Killed in action at Richebourg L’Avoue 9 May 1915. Aged 31. Son of Mr Cornwell and Mrs Caroline Cornwell of 12, Alma Road, Eastbourne. CH Born in Eastbourne and enlisted in Chichester No known grave. Commemorated on The Le Touret Memorial

CORRIS

William Henry

Captain 1st Battalion The Rifle Brigade. 4th Division Died of wounds 31 August 1918. Aged 29 Regular. Enlisted in 1910 and rose from the ranks. Son of Richard & Kathleen Corris of Rock Ferry, Cheshire. Husband of Mrs Sarah Corris of Toronto Road, North End Portsmouth Memorial book gives address as 5, Sidley Villas, Sidley Road, Eastbourne. CH Buried in Ligny St. Flochel British Cemetery.

COSHAM

Edith

Womens Royal Air Force Died of influenza in Coventry 5. November 1918. Aged 19 Daughter of Mr & Mrs Cosham of 79, Sidley Road Eastbourne. Buried in Coventry

COUCHMAN

Frederick John

Sapper. 481 1/1st Home Counties Field Company The Royal Engineers Died of wounds 10 April 1915. Aged 25. Son of William & Edith Louisa Couchman of 55, Clarence Road, Eastbourne. REM CH Born in Willingdon and enlisted in Eastbourne. Buried in Sailly Sur La Lys Canadian Cemetery

COWARD

Richard

Private 7675 2nd Battalion The Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry 2nd Division. Killed in action in The Somme 30 July 1916. Age 28. Resident of the Soldiers & Sailors Home 77, Upperton Road. Born in Westminster and enlisted in Kingston on Thames Regular with 7 years service. Rejoined 4.8.14. Manservant in Eastbourne. No known grave. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial

CRAMP

Albert Sidney

Son of Mr & Mrs Harry Cramp of 170, Whitley Road, Eastbourne. Died 6 November 1916. Aged 31 Ex Regular enlisted in 1904 with Royal Sussex. No record with CWGC or SDGW Burial location unknown. CH

CRAMP

Ernest Walter

Private 1037 4th Dragoon Guards (Royal Irish) Cavalry Division. Killed in action near Ypres 20 October 1914. Aged 27. Son of Mr & Mrs Harry Cramp of 170, Whitley Road, Eastbourne. Born and enlisted in Eastbourne. Employed as a carman in the Town CH No known grave. Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium

CREASEY

Fred William

Lance Corporal SD.1303 12th Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment 39th Division. Killed in action on the Rue De Bois 30 June 1916. Aged 22. Son of Mr & Mrs Creasey of 2, Summerdown Road, Eastbourne. Born and enlisted in Eastbourne. Employed as a grocers assistant. SM No known grave. Commemorated on The Loos Memorial

CREASEY

Sidney

Lance Corporal SD. 47 11th Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment 39th Division. Killed in action near Cambrin 3 June 1916. Aged 21. Son of J. & Alice Creasey of 8, Upwich Cottages, East Dean Road, Eastbourne. Born and enlisted in Eastbourne. Not included on the main memorial St Marys Parish Church only Buried in Cambrin Churchyard Extension.

CREGAN

John Edward

Private, 283450 2/4th Battalion The London Regiment (the Royal Fusiliers) 56th London Division. Killed in action 19 September 1918. Aged 29. Son of Mr & Mrs Arthur Charles Cregan formerly of Fulham. Born in Bloomsbury and enlisted in Eastbourne. Employed as a Footman in Eastbourne. Resident of 193, Seaside, Eastbourne. CH Buried in Epehy Wood Farm Cemetery, Epehy.

CREIGHTON

William Thomas

Private SD.166 7th Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment 12th Division Killed in action at Amiens 8 August 1918. Aged 26. Son of Mr & Mrs William Thomas Creighton of 9, Clarence Road, Eastbourne. Husband of Mrs Hilda Mary Creighton of 39, Willoughby Crescent, Eastbourne. Born in Brixton and enlisted in Eastbourne. Formerly with the 12th Battalion. Buried in Beacon Cemetery, Sailly Laurette

CRESWELL

John Lancashire

Lance Corporal 6546 2nd Battalion The Honourable Artillery Company 7th Division Died of wounds 3 April 1917. Aged 24. Son of Frank & Emily Creswell of 17, Darleston Road, Wimbledon, Surrey. Enlisted Armoury House. St Michael & All Angels only Buried in Euston Road Cemetery, Colincamps

CRICK

Charles William

Corporal 37820 No 34 Company The Machine Gun Corps. Formerly with the Ox & Bucks L.I. Killed in action during the German spring offensive 21 March 1918. Age 21 Employed locally as a clerk resident of 10, Belmore Road, Seaside, Eastbourne Born in Bexleyheath and enlisted in Aylesbury. CH No known grave. Commemorated on The Arras Memorial

CRICKMERE

Sydney

Able Seaman Clyde Z/6414 RNVR. “Anson” Battalion The 63rd Royal Naval Division Killed in action near Ypres 26 October 1917. Aged 22. Son of John Rivers & Frances Crickmere of Queen Alexandra Cottage, Homes, 11, Gilbert Street, Eastbourne Ships Carpenter. Employee of the Eastbourne Pier Company (6 years) Enlisted in Glasgow. Educated at Newmarket, Cambs. CH No known grave. Commemorated on The Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium

CROOKSHANK

Wilfred Plassey

Captain 1/1st King George’s Own Gurkha Rifles Att. From 123rd Outrams Rifles Mesopotamia Killed in action in Mesopotamia 8 March 1916. Aged 37. Son of Colonel A C W Crookshank CB. & Mrs Crookshank. No known grave. Commemorated on The Basra Memorial

CROSS

E J

Unidentified Town Hall. Resident of 4, Howard Square, Eastbourne (MB)

CROWHURST

George

Bombardier 2114 2nd London Brigade The Royal Field Artillery Died at home 9 February 1916. CH Buried in Eastbourne (Ocklynge) Cemetery

CURWEN

Henry Stanley

Second Lieutenant 7th Battalion The Norfolk Regiment 12th Division. Killed in action at Hulluch 13 October 15. St Michael & All Angels only No known grave. Commemorated on the Loos Memorial

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