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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

LACEY
Herbert William
Private PW.6695 1st Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. 33rd Division. Killed in action at Arras 23 April 1917. Born in Norwich and enlisted in Chichester Eastbourne resident SAN. Buried in Heninel Croiselles Road Cemetery.
LAMB
Ernest
Gunner 906262 1087th Battery, Royal Field Artillery Mesopotamia. Died from heatstroke in Mesopotamia 11 July 1917. Aged 30. Son of Mr & Mrs Lamb formerly of 42 Manor Road, Hastings. Born and enlisted in Hastings. Hotel Porter. No known grave. Commemorated on The Basra Memorial, Iraq.
LAMBERT
Edward
Lance Corporal SD. 82 11th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action 3 September 1916. Aged 21. Son of Edward & Lily Lambert of 36, Channel View Road, Eastbourne. Born & enlisted in Eastbourne. Employed locally as a gardener Member of the Salvation Army, TWES. No known grave. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial.
LANE
Charles Robert Blanch
Colour Sergeant PO/8099 Royal Marine Light Infantry 2nd Royal Marine Battalion 63rd Royal Naval Division. Killed in action on the Ancre 13 November 1916. Aged 39 Husband of Mrs Alice Lane of 20, Greenfield Road, Old Town, Eastbourne. SM. Buried in Ancre British Cemetery Beaumont Hamel
LANE
Frank Noel
Captain 2/7th Battalion, Gurkha Rifles Indian Army. Died of Malaria in Palestine 11 August 1918. Aged 30 Served in Mesopotamia, Egypt and Palestine. Son of Mr J.H. Lane (Late Indian Telegraph Service) and Mrs Alice Lane of 10. Carlisle Road, Eastbourne. Educated at Wellington College and Sandhurst RMA. St. Peters (SS). Buried in Ramleh War Cemetery, Palestine.
LANE
John Austen Keane
Second Lieutenant Royal Garrison Artillery attached 542 Labour Corps Company. Died at home 27 October 1917. Aged 28 Resident of Hill Brow, Willingdon Road, Eastbourne. Educated at All Hallows, Honiton. Previously with the Sussex Yeomanry and The Cape Mounted Rifles. Buried in Eastbourne (Ocklynge) Cemetery
LANE
William Elliot Ward
Private 17741, 1st Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. 29th Division. Killed in action on the Somme 1 July 1916. Age 21. Born in Hampstead and enlisted in Holborn Next of kin Leigh on Sea Essex. Educated at Roborough School. Resident of 77, Royal Parade, Eastbourne. CH. Buried in Villers Bretonneux Military Cemetery
LANE-VERRALL
Harry Edward John
Rifleman 44822, 15th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles. 36th Ulster Division. Formerly Royal Sussex. Killed in action 22 November 1917. Aged 20. Son of Abrham & Martha Lane-Verrall of 2, Green Street, Eastbourne. Enlisted in Chichester boot repairer SM. No known grave. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial
LANGFORD
Edward William
Private 9104 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. 5th Division. Died of wounds at home 26 September 1914. Aged 23. Reservist. Enlisted in 1908. Son of Lewis Edward & Elizabeth Anne Langford of 2, Church Mews, Wellesley Road, Eastbourne. Born in Northampton. Employed as a vanman by the London, B, & SCR, AS. Buried in Eastbourne (Ocklynge) Cemetery
LANGFORD
Luther Lionel
Private 9276 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. 5th Division. Died of wounds 9 June 1915. Aged 22 Regular. Enlisted in 1908 Bandsman. Son of Lewis Edward & Elizabeth Ann Langford of 2, Church Mews, Wellesley Road, Eastbourne. Born in Northampton and enlisted in Eastbourne. AS. Buried in Dickebusch New Military Cemetery, Belgium
LARKING
Alfred George
[Listed on war memorial as Larkin] Midshipman Royal Naval Reserve HMS”Hampshire” Lost when the Cruiser was mined off the Orkney Islands 5 June 1916. Aged 20. Son of Alfred Charles & Margarette Maud Larking of 20, Hartfield Square, Eastbourne. Born in Brighton. No known grave. Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea.
LAWES
Ernest Alexander
Private G.9710 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 12th Division. Died of wounds 29 March 1918. Age 21. Son of Harry & Ada Lawes of 18, Clarence Road, Seaside, Eastbourne. Born and enlisted in Eastbourne. M (G). Buried in Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension No 1
LAWES
Frank
Private L.10157 1st Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment. 5th Division. Killed in action 28 October 1914. Aged 18. Son of Harry & Ada Lawes of 18, Clarence Road, Seaside, Eastbourne. Born and enlisted in Eastbourne. (Not included on Eastbourne Memorials). No known grave. Commemorated on the Le Touret Memorial
LAWES
Thomas Eric
Second Lieutenant 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. 3rd Division. Killed in action 18 June 1917. Aged 20. Son of Mr Thomas Lawes & Mrs Dorothy S Lawes, of Reigate, Surrey. St Michaels & All Angels only. Buried in Vis-en-Artois British Cemetery, Haucourt
LAWRENCE
George Thomas
Lance Corporal SD.1389 12th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action on the Rue De Bois 30 June 1916. Age 33 Husband of Fanny Kate Lawrence of 145, Seaside Road, Eastbourne. Born and enlisted in Eastbourne. CH drayman. No known grave. Commemorated on The Loos Memorial
LAWRENCE
J N
Unidentified CH Memorial Book & Town Hall MB Address 35, St Marys Road, Eastbourne.
LAWRENCE
W
Unidentified Ditto MB Address 75, Sydney Road, Eastbourne.
LEACH, Albert Medal
Grey DE Leche
Second Lieutenant 1st Battalion, Scots Guards The Guards Division Battalion Bombing Officer. Killed in a bombing accident 3 September 1916. Aged 22. Son of Charles Frederick & Jessie Leach of Vale Lodge, Leatherhead, Surrey. Included on Leatherhead War Memorial and has a individual tablet in the Parish Church of All Saints St Michaels & all Angels only. Buried in Corbie Communal Cemetery Extension
LE MOTTEE, DSO
Edward D’Albert
Major The Gloucestershire Regiment attached as G.S.O.2 to 9th Divisional Staff. Killed in action at Loos 25 September 1915. Aged 41. Son of Colonel John & Laura Le Mottee of St. Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands. Husband of Mrs Charlotte M. Le Mottee Not included on the main memorial St. Marys Parish Church only. No known grave. Commemorated on The Loos Memorial
LEANEY
John
Private SD.1392 12th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action at Becourt 3 September 1916. Aged 26. Son of William & Ruth Leaney of Plumpton. Husband of Mrs N. Leaney (remarried) of Avondale Road, Eastbourne. Born in Seaford and enlisted in Bexhill on Sea. Motor driver. Included on Plumpton Green Parish Church Memorial. Buried in Aveluy Wood Cemetery.
LEAR
Sydney Leonard
Stoker 1st Class K/9272 Royal Navy. HMS “Amethyst”. Died in the attack on The Narrows in the Dardanelles operations and buried in Malta. 31 March 1915. Aged 23 Regular. Enlisted in 1910 Resident of 89, Avondale Road, Eastbourne. Born in London Former farm labourer CH. Buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery.
LEE
Jack
Corporal G.6617 13th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action 8 March 1918. Aged 23. Only son of Alice Lee of 2, Romney Street, Eastbourne. Born in Watford Herts, & enlisted in Eastbourne. Bus conductor Watford Library Roll of Honour. Buried in Fins New British Cemetery, Sorel Le Grande
LEGGE
Henry Herbert
[Legge on the memorial but also spelt Legg] Private SD.4222 13th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action on the Rue De Bois 30 June 1916. Age 26. Son of Mr & Mrs George Legg, of 11, Winter Road, Eastbourne. Born and enlisted in Eastbourne. CH valet. Buried in St. Vaast Post Military Cemetery
LEWIS
Archibald Ernest
Second Lieutenant 1st Battalion, Kings Shropshire Light Infantry 6th Division Formerly Private 5285 The Honourable Artillery Company. Killed in action 28 September 1917. Aged 20. Son of Mr & Mrs Lewis of 87, Royal Parade, Eastbourne. Architect SS (Lewes) CH. No known grave. Commemorated on The Loos Memorial
LEWIS-LAWSON
Graham
Lieutenant 2nd Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. 4th Division. Died of wounds at Le Treport 9 July 1916. Aged 24. Son of Fred Lawson & Edith Augusta Lawson-Lewis of St Swithens, Eastbourne and St Cypriens, Lewes. Educated at Harrow. Buried in Le Treport Military Cemetery.
LIDDELL
Ernest
Deck Hand Royal Naval Reserve H.M. Trawler “Hirose” Lost at sea with the Trawler off the British Isles 29 June 1916. Aged 21. Son of Arthur Harvey & Ethell Liddell of “Ravensworth” College Road. Eastbourne CH (LR). No known grave. Commemorated on The Chatham Naval Memorial
LINDSAY
Bernard Wilfred
Captain “B” Battery, 187th Brigade The Royal Field Artillery. Died 22 November 1918. Aged 24. Son of Benjamin & Mary Gertrude Lindsay of Lucknow, India. Educated at Rugby and Queens College, Oxford Served in India, Mesopotamia and France. Resident of ‘Craiginsh’ Baslow Road, Eastbourne. SJ & RED. Buried in Terlincthun British Cemetery Wimille
LOYD
Alwyne Travers
Captain (Flight Commander) Royal Flying Corps 32 (F) Squadron (D.H.5’s) Destroyed 6 German Aircraft. Shot down over Ypres 28 September 1917. Aged 23. Son of Llewellyn Foster and Rebecca Olive Loyd of St. Margarets Cross, Hawkhurst, Kent. Educated at Eton. Formerly East Kents SJ Included on Eton College Roll of Honour. Buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery
LLOYDS
Cyril Edwin Fowler
Second Lieutenant Royal Garrison Artillery. Died at home 9 January 1919. Aged 20. Son of Mr & Mrs Arthur Lloyds formerly of Henley on Thames. Born in Henley. Buried in Henley on Thames Cemetery, Oxfordshire
LOCK
Frederick
Chief Motor Mechanic MB/761 RNVR. HMS “Hermione” (Motor Boat Reserve). Died in Germany after the war during the occupation of the Rhineland 12 May 1919. Aged 36. Son of George & Maria Lock of 70, Bourne Street, Eastbourne. AS. Buried in Cologne Southern Cemetery
LONGHURST
James
Private 27682, 9th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers 12th Division. Killed in action 7 October 1916. Aged 24. Born and enlisted in Eastbourne. Resident of 25, Greenfield Road, Eastbourne. SM. Buried in Beaulencourt British Cemetery Ligny-Thilloy
LOVELAND
William Joseph George
Private 44695, 12th Battalion, North Staffordshire Regiment. 40th Division. Killed in action 29 August 1918. Aged 36. Son of Mr & Mrs J C. Loveland of 8, Church Street, Eastbourne. Born in Haslemere, Surrey and enlisted in Eastbourne. Formerly with the Essex Regiment. Chimney sweep SM EU. No known grave. Commemorated on The Ploegsteert Memorial
LOVERIDGE
Thomas Cyril
Royal Navy F5158 Rank unknown. Born in Eastbourne 13 December 1885. Not included on the main memorial St. Peters redundant Church only (SS) Naval Records. He was based at the shore base HMS President II as P.O. mechanic 5086 from 1 May 1915 to 11 December 1915. He was 5 feet 7½ inches, chest 33 inches, hair light brown, eyes light brown, complexion fresh. He was a Motor Mechanic by trade. Burial location unknown
LOWER
John Henry
Private TF.291084 8th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 18th Division. Died of wounds in base hospital at Rouen 30 March 1918. Aged 35. Son of John & Eliza Lower of 7, Star Road, Eastbourne. Resident of 7, Spring Terrace, Old Town, Eastbourne. Born and enlisted in Eastbourne. Painter SM. Buried in St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen.
LOWER
Roy William
Corporal SD.81 11th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action at St. Julien 1 August 1917. Age 25. Son of Mrs A.H. Green of 2, Gloster Place, Dane Road, Seaford. Born in Seaford and enlisted in Eastbourne. Seaford War Memorial EU. No known grave. Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres,
LOWTH
John Leslie
Second Lieutenant 12/13th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers 21st Division. Killed in action at Ypres 4 October 1917. Aged 27. Son of Colonel F.R. Lowth (CB) & Mrs Lowth of Clarence House, 8, Granville Road, Eastbourne, St Michaels & All Angels only. No known grave. Commemorated on The Tyne Cot Memorial
LOWTH
Francis Robert Leslie
Captain 9th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers 11th Division. Killed in action at Suvla Bay Gallipoli 22 August 1915. Aged 27 Mentioned in Despatches. Son of Colonel F.R. Lowth (CB) & Mrs Lowth of Clarence House, 8 Granville Road, Eastbourne. St Michael & All Angels only. No known grave. Commemorated on The Helles Memorial
LOXLEY
Arthur Noel
Captain Royal Navy HMS “Formidable “ Lost when the Battleship was torpedoed and sunk with the loss of 547 men, in Lyme Bay by U 24 1 January 1915. Captain Loxley enlisted in 1888 and by 1911 was Commanding the new Battlecruiser “Inflexible” He took over the “Formidable” in September 1914. He was the son of The Rev Arthur and Mrs Alice Loxley of “The Little Cloisters” Gloucester. Born in Lamport, Northants, he was 39. Eastbourne connection unknown. Two of his brothers also fell. SS. No known grave. Commemorated on The Chatham Naval Memorial.
LOXLEY
Charles Eric Smart
Captain Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) Formerly with the Essex Regiment. Died in Military hospital in Cairo 18 December 1918. Aged 22. Son of Herbert Charles and Frances Emily Loxley of St Johns Wood, London. SS Eastbourne connection unknown. Buried in Cairo War Memorial Cemetery Egypt
LOXLEY
Reginald Victor Byron
Captain The Royal Air Force. Died 18 October 1918. Son of The Rev. Arthur & Mrs Alice Loxley of “The Little Cloisters” Gloucester. SS. Buried in City of Paris Cemetery. Batignolles, Clichy, Paris.
LOXLEY
Vere Duncombe
Captain Royal Marine Light Infantry 1st Royal Marine Battalion, 63rd Royal Naval Division. Served on Gallipoli. Killed in action on the Ancre 13 November 1916. Aged 43. Son of Rev Arthur & Mrs Alice Loxley of “The Little Cloisters” Gloucester. SS. Buried in Knightsbridge Cemetery Mesnil-Martinsart
LUDBY
William James
Gunner 59796 19th Battery, 9th Brigade Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 30 September 1918. Aged 26 Regular gunner who enlisted in 1909. Served for 3 years in Mesopotamia. Son of Mr Ludby and Mrs J Ludby of 31, Bourne Street, Eastbourne. Born and enlisted in Eastbourne. HT. No known grave. Commemorated on The Vis En Artois Memorial
LUDLOW
Lionel
Second Lieutenant 1/9th Battalion, London Regiment. (Queen Victoria’s Rifles) 56th London Division. Killed in action on the Somme 8 October 1916. Aged 28 Resident of 3, Pevensey Road, Eastbourne. Dental Surgeon. No known grave. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial
LYDDIARD
Francis Alfred
Lieutenant Royal Garrison Artillery. Died after the war 22 April 1919. Not included on main memorial St. Philip’s Church Memorial only. Buried in Croydon (Mitcham Road) Cemetery
LYONS
Herbert Robert
CQMS Royal Army Service Corps 78th Auxilliary Petrol Company. Died in France after the war 19 April 1919. Aged 29. Son of Frank Adam Maurice and Ada Annie Lyons of 3, Edensor Road, Eastbourne. SJ. Buried in Bois Guillaume Communal Cemetery Extension.
LYTE-NEVILLE
Owen
Lieutenant Royal Army Service Corps. 6th Division Mechanical Transport Company. Died of influenza in France 31 October 1918. Aged 33. Son of Alfred Owen & Clara Lyte of 23, Lewes Road, Eastbourne. Born Sparsholt near Winchester. Educated at Eastbourne College. CH (LR) Eastbourne College Memorial, AG. Buried in Premont British Cemetery

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