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

DADSWELL

Sydney Hanbury

Private SD. 586 11th Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment 39th Division. Killed in action on the Rue De Bois 30 June 1916. Age 29. Son of Joseph & Hannah Dadswell of Eastbourne. Born in Brenchley, Kent and enlisted in Herstmonceaux. Formerly of Maidstone.EU Buried in St. Vaast Post Military Cemetery

DALE

Charles

Lieutenant 337 Brigade Royal Field Artillery Died of dysentery in Mesopotamia 16 October 1918. Aged 29 Served for 4 years in India and Mesopotamia. Son of Charles & Eliza Dale (Drapers) of 10, Chiswick Place, Eastbourne later of “Downsmead” Ottinge, Elham, Kent. Born in Eastbourne. Draper. Buried in Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery.

DALE

George Thomas William

Private G.14364 9th Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment 24th Division Killed in action 2 August 1917. Aged 19. Son of George & Elza Dale of 58, Tideswell Road, Eastbourne. Born and enlisted in Eastbourne. AS Greengrocer No known grave. Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial, Eastbourne.

DALLAS

William Edward Barnett

Lieutenant Royal Navy H.M. Armed Merchant Cruiser “ Arlanza” Injured when the ship was mined 29 September 1918 and died in hospital at Liverpool from influenza a few days later on the 6 October 1918. Aged 22. Son of Dr.J.G.Dallas of Pelsall, Staffs. And Mrs Louisa Jane Dallas (remarried) of 2, Hardwick Road, Eastbourne.Resident of 20, Lascelles Terrace, Compton Street, Eastbourne. Educated on the Training ship HMS Conway. Buried in Pelsall (St. Michael) Churchyard

DALY

Reginald Morgan

Lance Corporal G.40376 18th Battalion The Middlesex Regiment Pioneers 33rd Division Killed in action 13 April 1918. Aged 37. Son of John & Virginia Daly. Husband of Mrs Susie Daly of 120 Whitley Road, Eastbourne. Formerly G.12599 Royal Sussex CH & SP Born in Hemel Hempstead and enlisted in Eastbourne. No known grave. Commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial.

DANIELS

John William

Regimental Sergeant Major. SD.169 11th Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment 39th Division. Died of wounds 2 March 1917. Age 32. Son of Mr & Mrs Daniels of 3, West Terrace, Eastbourne. Husband of Mrs Ada Daniels of 55, Sydney Road, St. Margarets. London. Employed as a joiner. Born in Loughton, Essex, and enlisted in Eastbourne. Buried in Vlamertinghe Military Cemetery Belgiumj

DANN

Albert Victor

Unidentified Town Hall

DANN

George Victor

Private 27391 7th Battalion The Ox & Bucks Light Infantry 26th Division (Salonika) Killed in action 26 March 1917. Aged 36. Son of George & Leah Dann of 11, Lower Town, Old Town, Eastbourne. Husband of Esther Dann of 42, Brightland Road, Old Town, Eastbourne. Born & enlisted in Eastbourne Formerly Royal Sussex (G13257) Butcher St. Mary’s Buried in Doiran Military Cemetery, Greece.

DANN

Thomas Edward

Private 30504 1st Battalion, The Worcestershire Regiment. 8th Division. Killed in action 31 July 1916. Aged 27. Son of Hosea Dann of Jevington. Born in Willingdon and enlisted in Cirencester. SJ Buried in Cambrin Churchyard Extension

DARTNELL

William Henry

Sapper. 532671 124th Field Company The Royal Engineers. Died at home after the war 29 May 1919. Aged 36. Son of Frederick Charles & Jessie Dartnell Husband of Edith Dartnell of 46, Susans Roas, Eastbourne. M (C) Buried in Eastbourne (Ocklynge) Cemetery

DAVIDGE

Arthur James

Petty Officer Sussex Z/22 RNVR “Howe” Battalion 63rd, Royal Naval Division Died of wounds near Ypres 2 November 1917. Aged 20. Son of Frederick & Ellen Davidge (Tailors) of 10, Roselands Terrace, Eastbourne. Born & enlisted in Eastbourne. French polisher by trade. CH & M (W) & SAN Buried in Dozinghem Military Cemetery Belgium

DAVIDGE

Thomas William

Rifleman 7829 1/12th London Regiment (The Rangers) 56th London Division Killed in action on the Somme 9 September 1916. Aged 28. Son of Frederick & Ellen Davidge (Tailors) of 10, Roselands Terrace, Eastbourne. Born & enlisted in Eastbourne. Porter Formerly G.9133 Royal Sussex SAN CH& M (W) No known grave. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial

DAVIS

Cyril Vincente

Private 800651 2nd Battalion The London Regiment (The Royal Fusiliers) 56th London Division Killed in action 3 June 1918. Aged 32 Husband of Mrs Kathy Davis of 4, Bolton Road, Eastbourne. Enlisted Armoury House, London. Parents Highgate residents. Former H.A.C. No known grave. Commemorated on The Ploegsteert Memorial Belgium

DAVIS

Ernest

Lance Corporal SD.1306 12th Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment 39th Division Killed in action at St. Julien, Ypres 31 July 1917. Age 23. Son of Ernest & Charlotte Davis of Hampden Park Eastbourne. Husband of Dorothy Davis of 2, Railway Road, Hampden Park, Eastbourne. Employed as a Hydroman. HP Born in Seaford & enlisted in Bexhill Buried in Buffs Road Cemetery Belgium

DAVIS

Harold George

(Not positively identified but possibly, ) Trooper 16942 13th Hussars. Mesopotamian Cavalry Division Killed in action in Mesopotamia 25 February 1917 Eastbourne Connection not found CH No known grave. Commemorated on The Basra Memorial.

DAW

A G

Unidentified (Possibility) Lance Corporal Arthur Guy Daw. Aged 25 4th Battalion The New Zealand Rifle Brigade N.Z. Div. Died of wounds 6 November 1918. Age 25. Son of Arthur & Alice Daw of 3, Clifton Road, Herne Bay Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand HT Buried in Caudrey British Cemetery

DAW

Raymond Stephen

Private G.68219 8th Battalion The Royal West Surrey Regiment 24th Division Wounded, gassed and eventually succumbed to Influenza 18 November 1918. Aged 19. Son of Stephen & Florence Daw of 29, Longstone Road, Eastbourne. Born and enlisted in Eastbourne. Grocer HT Buried in Mont Huon Military Cemetery Le Treport

DAWES

Herbert William

Corporal of Horse 2350 1st Life Guards 3rd Cavalry Division Killed in action near Ypres 30 10.14. Aged 33. Son of George Henry & Sarah Jane Dawes of 48, Channel View Road, Eastbourne. Formerly of Pevensey & Westham. CH& SAN No known grave. Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial Ypres, Belgium

DAWES

Thomas Richard

Private 5315 3rd Dragoon Guards 3rd Cavalry Division Killed in action near Ypres 31 October 1914. Aged 31. Son of George Henry & Sarah Jane Dawes of 48, Channel View Road, Eastbourne. Born in Tunbridge Wells, Kent enlisted in Eastbourne TWES & SA No known grave. Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial Ypres, Belgium.

DAWSON

Thomas Ernest

Private G.3481 9th Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment 24th Division Died of wounds 5 May 1916 Born Berwick Station and enlisted in Brighton Buried in Dranoutre Military Cemetery, Belgium.

DAY, MM, Croix de Guerre (Belgium)

Harold

2nd Corporal 532198 490th Home Counties Field Company The Royal Engineers. Killed in action during the German Spring Offensive. 27. 3 18. Aged 22. Resident of Bergholt, 9, Ringwood Road, Eastbourne. Clerk with Caffyns Eastbourne. Born London & enlisted in Eastbourne REC, REM& CH No known grave. Commemorated on The Pozieres Memorial

DEACON

Alfred Thomas

Private 33720 1/4th Battalion The Hampshire Regiment 14th Indian Division, Mesopotamia Died in of cholera in Persia 16 September 1918. Aged 20. Resident of 45, Avondale Road, Eastbourne. Born and enlisted in Eastbourne. Milk Carrier CH & EU Buried in Tehran War Cemetery, Persia.

DEACON

Ernest Arthur

Private G.5428 2nd Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment 1st Division Killed in action on the Somme near Ginchy 9 September 1916. Age 24. Resident of 254, Seaside, Eastbourne. Born in Eastbourne and enlisted in Brighton Milk Carrier CH Buried in Caterpillar Valley Cemetery

DEACON

Thomas Henry

Private L.7326 2nd Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment 1st Division Died of wounds in military hospital at St. Nazaire 14 September 1914. Aged 34. Resident of 4, Alma Road, Eastbourne. Born & enlisted in Eastbourne. Regular. Veteran of the South African War. Theatre doorkeeper CH Buried in St. Nazaire Toutes Aides Cemetery

DEADMAN

David

Private TF. 201943 3/4th Battalion, The Royal West Kent Regiment (Pioneer Batt. 17th Division.) Killed in action near Fampoux 9 September 1917. Aged 26 Enlisted in Hastings. Resident of 19, Alma Road, Eastbourne. Educated at St. Josephs Roman Catholic School. Labourer. CH Buried in Sunken Road Cemetery, Fampoux.

DEADMAN

Reginald Arthur

Private SD.1927 12th Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment 39th Division. Killed in action near the Schwaben Redoubt 17 October 1916. Aged 18. Son of Mr & Mrs Deadman of Eastbourne, Born and enlisted in Eastbourne. Not included on the main memorial. St. Philips Parish Church only No known grave. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial

DEADMAN

William Herbert

[Listed on SDGW as Heslett] Private 34893 1st Battalion The Essex Regiment 29th Division Killed in action at Arras 23 April 1917. Aged 31 Husband of Beatrice Deadman of 114, Ashford Road, Eastbourne. Born in Cheam & enlisted in Reigate. Formerly with the Suffolks AS. No known grave. Commemorated on The Arras Memorial

DEAN

Wesley William

Private G.7610 7th Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment 12th Division. Killed in action on the Somme 4. 8. 16. Age 27. Youngest son of Mr & Mrs H. Dean of 80, Langney Road, Eastbourne. Employed in the Town as an upholsterer. Born in Dagnall, Berks, & enlisted in Eastbourne. No known grave. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial

DE LA MOTHE

Claude Douglas Fenelon

Lieutenant RNVR “Howe” Battalion The 63rd Royal Naval Division Killed in action on the Ancre 13 November 1916. Aged 28. Son of Rev. Claude Haskins De La Mothe and Mrs Jecholiah De La Mothe of Eastbourne, Born in London. Individual Brass in St. Johns, Meads. St. Johns Memorial. Buried in Ancre British Cemetery, Beaumont Hamel.

DENNIS

John

Private SD 53 9th Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment 24th Division Killed in action at Messines 6 June 1917. Aged 24. Son of Mr & Mrs Dennis of 33, Dudley Road, Eastbourne. Born & enlisted in Eastbourne. Employed as a gardener. Former South Downs Battalion. CH No known grave. Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial Ypres, Belgium

DICKINSON

George Sidney

Captain 7th Battalion The Lincolnshire Regiment 17th Northern Division. Killed in action on the Somme 2 July 1916. Aged 25. Son of Mr & Mrs Septimus Dickinson formerly of Hornsey. Born in Wood Green. Buried in Peronne Road Cemetery, Maricourt.

DILBEROGLUE

Augustus

Lieutenant 3rd Kings Own Hussars. 2nd Cavalry Division Killed in action during the German Spring Offensive. 1 April 1918. Aged 24. Son of Plato & Julia Dilberoglue of “The Lodge” 19, Southfields Road, Eastbourne Educated at Ascham Eton College, Christchurch, Oxford and Sandhurst AG Buried in Hourges Orchard Cemetery, Domart-Sur-La-.

DILBEROGLUE

Richard Nicholas

Lieutenant 1st Battalion The Coldstream Guards The Guards Division Killed in action at Flers 15 September 1916. Aged 20. Son of Plato & Julia Dilberoglue of “The Lodge” 19, Southfields Road, Eastbourne Educated at Ascham Gate, Eton, Christchurch Oxford and Sandhurst AG Buried in Guards Cemetery, Lesboeufs

DINNAGE

Thomas

Sapper 187480 35th Army Troops Company, The Royal Engineers. Died in Egypt 6 November 1918. Aged 31. Son of Solomon & Fanny Dinnage of 55, Greys Road, Eastbourne. Born & enlisted in Eastbourne SM Buried in Jerusalem War Cemetery, Palestine (Israel)

DIPLOCK

Harold

Private SD 51 11th Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment 39th Division Killed in action near windy corner 21 April 1916.age 20. Son of Harold & Caroline Diplock of 38, The Village, Meads, Eastbourne. Employed in the Town as a swimming instructor. Born & enlisted in Eastbourne SJ Buried in Guards Cemetery, Windy Corner

DIPLOCK

Henry William

Lance Corporal 532018 490th Field Company The Royal Engineers. (T.F. Efficiency Medal) Died of wounds (gas) after the war 30 March 1919. Aged 38. Son of Mr & Mrs Walter Diplock. Husband of Annie Hannah Diplock of 11, Bradford Street, Eastbourne. Served in France from December 1914 to February 1919 Born in Eastbourne. Carman. St, Mary’s Buried in Eastbourne (Ocklynge) Cemetery

DIPLOCK

Stanley

Driver L. 43514 No 3 “C” Reserve Brigade Royal Field Artillery Died at home as the result of an operation 25 March 1919. Aged 24. Son of Harry & Caroline Diplock of 38 The Village, Meads, Eastbourne. Bath Assistant SJ Buried in Eastbourne (Ocklynge) Cemetery

DIPLOCK

Thomas J

CQMS L.6868 2nd Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment 1st Division Wounded at Troyon and died 8 October 1914. Aged 29. Son of Mr & Mrs Diplock of Eastbourne. Born and enlisted in Eastbourne. SAN Buried in Villers En Prayers Communal Cemetery

DIPLOCK

William Charles

Leading Seaman Sussex/3/202 RNVR “Howe” Battalion The Royal Naval Division Killed in action on Gallipoli 4 June 1915. Aged 23. Son of Harry & Caroline Diplock of 38, The Village, Meads, Eastbourne. Engineer.RNM & SJ EU No known grave. Commemorated on The Helles Memorial

DOIDGE

George Charles

Private G.2258 8th Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment 18th Division Killed in action 5 May 1917. Aged 24. Son of William Doidge (Ex Royal Marines) and Mrs Ellen Doidge formerly of Alverstoke of 48. Bourne Street, Eastbourne. Born and enlisted in Eastbourne. Porter for Bobby’s Dept. Store. AS St. Martin Calvaire British Cemetery

DORIS

Samuel

Unidentified from existing records.

DORMER

Cecil

Private MS/4625 410th Motor Transport Company The Royal Army Service Corps Killed in action near Arras 11 September 1918. Age 24. Son of Frank & Kate Dormer of “The Dewdrop”, South Street, Eastbourne. Born in Croydon and enlisted in London. Eastbourne resident Motor Mechanic employed by Mr Volk at Brighton. SS Buried in Ecoust St. Mein British Cemetery

DORSETT

James William

Private L. 6810 2nd Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment 1st Division Died of wounds in Chatham Military Hospital 12 October 1915. Aged 31. Son of James William & Mary Anne Dorsett of 72, Beach Road, Eastbourne. Husband of Ruth Dorsett of 2, West Terrace, Herstmonceux formerly of 16, Carlton Road, Eastbourne. Born Old Town Eastbourne & enlisted in Chichester. Regular. Labourer. CH Buried in Eastbourne (Langney) Cemetery

DORSETT

Thomas Henry

Private 43546 2nd Battalion The Hampshire Regiment 29th Division Killed in action 14 October 1918. Aged 20. Son of Mr Dorsett & Mrs Mary Anne Dorsett of 72, Beach Road, Eastbourne. Born in Willingdon and enlisted in Eastbourne. Butcher. CH Buried in Dadizeele New British Cemetery, Belgium

DOUCH

Patrick Francis

Rifleman 572867 2/17th Battalion The London Regiment 60th London Division, E.E.F. Palestine Killed in action in Palestine. 27 November 1917. Aged 23. Son of Alfred & Ellen Douch of 15, Cavendish Avenue, Eastbourne. Born & enlisted in Eastbourne Buried in Jerusalem War Cemetery, Palestine (Israel)

DOUCH

Reginald Gordon

PrivateG.25128 8th Battalion The Royal West Surrey Regiment 24th Division Killed in action during the German Spring Offensive. 21 March 1918. Aged 19. Son of Albert & Alice Douch of 32, Seaford Road, Eastbourne. Born and enlisted in Eastbourne. Waiter SAN No known grave. Commemorated on The Pozieres Memorial

DOVE

Allan John Local (Alleyn)

Guardsman 10101 3rd Battalion The Coldstream Guards The Guards Division Died of wounds in base hospital at Rouen 24 September 1916. Aged 24. Son of Mr & Mrs John Dove of Eastbourne. Born and enlisted in Eastbourne SAN Buried in St. Sever Cemetery, Rouen

DOWSETT

Archibald Sidney

Private 4311 8th Battalion The Royal Fusiliers. 12th Division Killed in action at Cambrai 30 November 1917. Aged 27. Son of William & Elinor Dowsett of 3, The Goffs, Eastbourne. Born in Chislehurst, Kent and enlisted in London. SJ No known grave. Commemorated on The Cambrai Memorial

DOYLE, CMG, DSO, Legion of Honour, France

John Francis Innes Hay

Brigadier General Royal Field Artillery. Third Corps R.A.H.Q. Died of influenza in Belgium 19. 2. 19. Aged 45. Son of Charles Altemont & Mary Josephine Doyle of Edinburgh. Husband of Mrs Clara Doyle of “Holywell” Cliff Road, Eastbourne. Educated at Richmond and Woolwich R.M.A. Buried in Halle Communal Cemetery, Belgium

DRIVER

Collis

Gunner 9737 16th Battery The Royal Field Artillery Died of wounds 5 October 1918. Aged 22. Son of Mr & Mrs Charles Driver of Uckfield. Husband of Mrs Constance Driver of Eastbourne. Born in Framfield and enlisted in Lewes. Included on Uckfield Parish Church War Memorial. SM Buried in Grevillers British Cemetery.

DRUMMOND

John Cecil George

Second Lieutenant 59 Squadron Royal Air Force R.E.8 (Artillery Observation) Killed in action 8 October 1918. Aged 19. Son of John Andrew Blake & Eda Veronica Mary Drummond of “Elmthorpe” Bexley Road, Eltham Born in Chiswick, Middlesex. The Arras Flying Services Memorial

DUKE

George Wilfred

Private SD.3560 13th Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment 39th Division Killed in action 21 October 1916. Aged 19. Son of Sgt Charles Duke and Elizabeth Duke of Eastbourne. Brother of John James Duke of Eastbourne. Born & enlisted in Eastbourne MB residence 19, Stanley Road, Eastbourne. CH No known grave. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial

DUKE

William Henry

Private SD 170 11th Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment 39th Division Killed in action 3 September 1916. Aged 21. Son of Sgt Charles Duke and Elizabeth Duke of Eastbourne. Born & enlisted in Eastbourne. MB address 19, Stanley Road, Eastbourne. Labourer No known grave. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial

DUNLOP

Frank Samuel

Rifleman A/205481 13th Battalion The Kings Royal Rifle Corps. 37th Division. Killed in action 13 September 1918. Aged 19. Son of Edwin & Agnes Dunlop of 14, Sydney Street, Eastbourne. Born in Eastbourne & enlisted in Chichester. Eastbourne resident. Clerk CH No known grave. Commemorated on The Vis En Artois Memorial

DUNN

Harry Cecil

Private 4239 1st Regiment The South African Infantry “A” Company attached 6th Division Killed in action near Le Cateau 18 October 1918. Aged 21. Son of Mr & Mrs H. Dunn. Husband of Mrs Violet Dunn of 26, Winchelsea Street, Eastbourne. Buried in Ors British Cemetery, Le Cateau.

DURRANT

Arthur Reginald

Private G.2283 8th Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment. Pioneer Battalion 18th Division. Killed in action at Bernafay Wood on the Somme 14 July 1916. Aged 20. Son of William & Caroline Durrant of 8, St. Leonards Place, Old Town, Eastbourne. Born and enlisted in Eastbourne. Not included on the main memorial. St. Marys Parish Church only No known grave. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial

DURRANT

Edward Thomas

Private 5840 110th Company The Machine Gun Corps (Inf) Died in Military hospital at Etaples 20 July 1916 Husband of Mrs R A Durrant of 8, Dennis’s Cottage, Firle Road, Eastbourne Born in Heathfield & enlisted in Eastbourne. Formerly Royal Sussex. CH& HT Buried in Etaples Military Cemetery

DUTTON

Ernest A T

Temp/Captain West Yorkshire Regiment. Son of John & June Dutton of Eastbourne. Husband of Mary H Dutton of 29, Marine Parade, Eastbourne. Born in Wolverhampton in 1868. Agent. Medal Rolls. No record with SDGW or CWGC Burial Location unknown.

DYER

William

Gunner 90549 Special Ammunition Column The Royal Artillery Died of dysentery in Mesopotamia 10 May 1916. Aged 30. Son of Mr & Mrs William Dyer of 74, Longstone Road, Eastbourne. Labourer. Born and enlisted in Eastbourne. AS Buried in Amara War Cemetery, Iraq.

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