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

RADFORD

Francis Buckley

Second Lieutenant, 13th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. 37th Division. Killed in action at Ypres 25 March 1918. Aged 21. Son of William and Ethel Radford of 33, Pembridge Square, Paddington, London. St Michael and All Angels only. No known grave. Commemorated on The Tyne Cot Memorial

RAMSAY

Duncan Gavin

Second Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion, Royal West Surrey Regiment. 7th Division attached from 2nd Royal Sussex 13 November 1914. Killed in action near Bas Maisnil 19 December 1914. Age 21. Son of Alexander and Ada Ramsay of "The Cedars" Upperton Road, Meads, Eastbourne. Educated at Bradfield College and Sandhurst Military Academy. No known grave. Commemorated on The Scottish National Memorial, Edinburgh. SJ. Buried in Cabaret Rouge British Cemetery

RAMSEY

Percy Rufus

Able Seaman SS/135, Royal Navy, Reservist (RFR/PO/B/2832) Reservist. Enlisted 1901 HMS "Hampshire". Lost when the Cruiser was mined off the Orkney Islands 5 June 1916. Aged 33. Born in Hackney. Resident of 19, Firle Road, Eastbourne. Postman CH. No known grave. Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea.

RANDELL

Henry Arnold

Private G.53091, 23rd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. 33rd Division. Killed in action 7 September 1918. Aged 35. Son of Henry and Emily Randell of Heatherfield, Weybridge, Surrey. Born in Weybridge and enlisted in 1916 in Kensington. Educated at Bradfield and Queens College, Oxford. Not included on the main memorial. Eastbourne connection unknown St. Peters redundant church only (SS). No known grave. Commemorated on The Vis En Artois Memorial

RANGER

Charles Henry

Private TF.203955, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. 5th Division. Wounded at Ypres and died of wounds in CCS 25 October 1917. Aged 37. Son of David and Sarah Anne Ranger of 10, Western Road, Eastbourne. Born in Brighton and enlisted in Eastbourne. Formerly with the Suffolks. CH. Employed as a gardener by Eastbourne Corporation. Buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium

RAWSON

Stuart Milner

Lieutenant, 20th Battalion Royal Fusiliers 2nd Division. Killed in action on the Somme 20 July 1916. Aged 25. Son of Edward Cresswell Rawson and Marion Rawson of Ardmore, Asheldon Road, Torquay. Born in Ealing, West London St Michael and All Angels. No known grave. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial

RAYNER

Frank Edward

Possibly (RAYNOR ??) Rifleman 6107, 1/9th Battalion, London Regiment. (Queen Victoria’s Rifles) Died of wounds at Merville 23 January 1917. Aged 35. Son of Mr and Mrs Henry Rayner of Halstead. Born in Halstead and enlisted in London. Baker. Buried in Merville Communal Cemetery Extension.

READ

Reginald Frank

Private 94378 12th Battalion, Notts and Derby Regiment. (The Sherwood Foresters) Pioneer Battalion of the 24th Division. Killed in action 6 November 1917. Aged 20 Formerly with the Royal Engineers. Son of George and Lily Read of 5, Longstone Road, Eastbourne. Born and enlisted in Eastbourne. Employed as a watchmaker. AS M (C) EU. Buried in Roisel Communal Cemetery Extension.

REED

A

Not included on main memorial Christchurch Parish Church only Unidentified

REED

Edward George

Corporal 905586, 221 Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died of Tuberculosis in Tooting Military Hospital 6 April 1917. Aged 20 Contracted Malaria in Mesopotamia in 1916 Invalided home. Son of Edward and Mary Elizabeth Reed of 4, Gilbert Road, Seaside, Eastbourne. Born in Hastings and enlisted in Eastbourne. Grocer with Sainsbury’s. CH. Buried in Ocklynge Cemetery, Eastbourne.

REED

Ernest Arthur

2nd Corporal 532205, 490th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action during the March Retreat 27 March 1918. Age 22. Son of Gordon Lewis and Frances Anne Reed of 42, Whitley Road, Eastbourne. Born and enlisted in Eastbourne. Employed as a fitter by the Eastbourne Gas Company. RE CH REC. No known grave. Commemorated on The Pozieres Memorial

REED

Frederick Gravett

Sapper Deal/5370 (S), Royal Marines. Royal Marine Divisional Engineers. 63rd Royal Naval Division. Died of dysentery at home 27 June 1917. Aged 19 Served in The Dardanelles. Resident of 42, Whitley Road, Eastbourne. Employed as a Tinsmith in Eastbourne. Buried in Eastbourne (Ocklynge) Cemetery

REED

James Henry

[Also spelt REID] Private 7192, 1st Canadian Infantry, 1st Canadian Division. Killed in action near Vimy 15 June 1915. Aged 21 Eldest son Mr and Mrs Reid,of Eastbourne. Commemorated on Vimy Memorial

REEDS

William Benjamin

Private TF.201663, 2/5th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. 28th Division. Macedonia. Died in military hospital in Taranto, Italy after hostilities 12 December 1918. Aged 34. Son of Mr and Mrs Benjamin Reeds of 1, South Cliff Garage, Silverdale Road, Eastbourne. Husband of Maud Lilian Reeds of the same address. AS. Buried in Taranto Town Cemetery Extension

REEVE

George Lovelock

Private 2547, 1/13th Battalion, London Regiment. (Kensington Battalion) 8th Division. Killed in action 9 May 1915. Aged 23. Son of Peter and Letitia Mary Reeve of 43, Cavendish Place, Eastbourne. Born in Peckham and enlisted in Kensington. Outfitter. HT. No known grave. Commemorated on The Ploegsteert Memorial

REED

Nelson John

[Also spelt REID] Private SD1906, 12th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action on the Rue De Bois 30 June 1916. Aged 19. Son of John and Emily Reed of 10, Eshton Road, Eastbourne. Born in Eastbourne and enlisted in Bexhill. CH. No known grave. Commemorated on The Loos Memorial

REID

E H

Unidentified. Not included on the main memorial St. Marys Parish Church only

REID

James Lestock Ironside

Lieutenant 2/2nd Battalio,n King Edwards Own Gurkha Rifles. Garwhal Brigade, Meerut Indian Division. Killed in action 2 November 1914. Aged 27. Son of Colonel J.H.E. Reid (KOSB) and Mrs Reid, of 52, Sedlescombe Road, St. Leonards on Sea. Not included on the main memorial St. Marys Parish Church only. No known grave. Commemorated on The Neuve Chapelle Memorial

REID

Lestock Henry

Second Lieutenant, New Zealand Pioneer Battalion. New Zealand Division. Killed in action 20 May 1916. Husband of Muriel G. Reid of Kilkefernan, Clonmel, Eire. Son of Arthur Ironside and Mary Sidney Reid 122 Richardson Street, Opawa, Christchurch New Zealand Landed at Anzac Cove 25 April 1915. Served in Egypt. Gazetted in France 7 March 1916. Not included on main memorial. St. Marys Parish Church only. Buried in Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery, Armentieres.

REID

William Macnab

Lance Corporal R/8987, 4th Battalion, Kings Royal Rifle Corps. 27th Division. Killed in action near Ypres 10 May 1915. Aged 27. Son of James and Annie Macnab. Born in Gunnersbury, London and enlisted in London. Resident of Woodlands, Kings Avenue, Hampden Park. Merchant. No known grave. Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial Ypres, Belgium

RELF

George Thomas

Able Seaman Sussex 3/319, RNVR, "Howe" Battalion, Royal Naval Division. Gallipoli. Killed in action 4 June 1915. Aged 20. Son of Frank and Annie Relf of 4, Borough Lane, Eastbourne. Born in Westham East Sussex. Employed in Eastbourne as a Confectioner. RNVR and SM. No known grave. Commemorated on The Helles Memorial

RELF

Henry

Private GS. 695 (Special Reservist), 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action at Arras 25 July 1917. Aged 42 Husband of Florence Relf of 8, Fairlight Road, Eastbourne. Born in Hawkhurst, Kent and enlisted in Eastbourne. Former regular with 9 years service with the East Kents. Employed for 16 years by the Eastbourne Gas Company, as a stoker. EG. SAN. No known grave. Commemorated on The Arras Memorial

RELF

Thomas William Asher

Private S.2351 (Reservist), 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Killed in action at Hulluch 13 October 1915. Aged 42. Son of Mr and Mrs Thomas Relf of Cross in Hand Husband of Gertrude Relf of 51, Parsonage Road, Eastbourne. Employed locally as a gardener. Born in Heathfield and enlisted in Eastbourne. SM. No known grave. Commemorated on The Loos Memorial

RELTON

Gerald Lyons

Second Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. 5th Division. Killed in action at St Marguerite on the Aisne 14 September 1914. Aged 23. Son of Mr and Mrs A.J. Relton 179, Oakwood Court, Kensington. St Michael and All Angels only. Buried in Vendresse British Cemetery

RENNIE

Guy J

Captain 1st Battalion, Grenadier Guards, No 3 Company. 7th Division. Died of wounds near Ypres 29 October 1914. Aged 28. Son of Randolph and Elizabeth Rennie of Eastbourne. Born in London. Educated at Eton. Eton College Memorial. Not included on the main memorial. St. Peters redundant church only (SS). No known grave. Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial,

REVELEY

Bertram George

Private STK/1093, 10th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers.12th Division. Killed in action near Ovillers 15 July 1916. Aged 25. Son of George and Louisa Reveley, Ironmongers of Portsmouth Born in Portsmouth and enlisted in London. Resident of Cricklewood and Charleston Road, Eastbourne. Electrician. No known grave. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial

REYNOLDS

James Henry

Lance Corporal 8201, 11th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. 18th Division. Formerly with The Middlesex Regiment. Killed in action near Montauban 1 July 1916.aged 21. Son of Mr and Mrs H.J. Reynolds of Abbey Wells, Woolton Hill, Newbury, Berkshire. Born in Eastbourne and enlisted in Uxbridge.SM. Buried in Dantzig Alley British Cemetery, Mametz

RICHARDS

Bernard Medhurst

Private 7122, 19th Battalion, Australian Infantry (New South Wales) 2nd Australian Division. Died after the war in Australia 30 September 1919.aged 25. Son of Mr Richards and Mrs Catherine R. Richards of Eastbourne. Born in Hastings St Peters (SS). Buried in Katoomba General Cemetery New South Wales, Australia

RICHARDS

Leslie Elmo

Private G.15860, 11th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action near Thiepval 21 October 1916. Aged 34. Son of William and Lily Richards of ‘St Neots,’ South Street, Eastbourne. Born in Bristol and enlisted in Eastbourne. Employed in Eastbourne as a buyer for Bobbys. Buried in Grandcourt Road Cemetery.

RICHARDS

Ernest Harry

Second Lieutenant, 21st Battalion, Manchester Regiment. 7th Division. Killed in action near Arras 2 April 1917. Aged 20. Son of Ernest Harry and Bessie Richards of ’Verona’ Upper Avenue, Eastbourne and later 108, Dartmouth Road, Cricklewood, London. Born in Eastbourne. Educated at Eastbourne College Eastbourne College Memorial. Medical student at Guys Hospital. Buried in Croiselles Railway Cemetery.

RICHARDS

Frank

Private SD.1614, 12th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action on the Rue De Bois 30 June 1916. Aged 20. Son of Mr Richards and Mrs Betsy Richards of 27, Watts Lane, Eastbourne. Born and enlisted in Eastbourne. Railway conductor on the London Brighton and South Coast Railway. AS. No known grave. Commemorated on The Loos Memorial

RICHARDS

Frederick

Unidentified AS

RICHARDSON

Harold James

Lance Corporal G.20180, 23rd Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. 41st Division. Taken prisoner and died in captivity 3 June 1918. Aged 23. Son of Mr and Mrs Richardson of ‘Summerdown’ Firle Road, Eastbourne. Born in Eastbourne and enlisted in Chichester. CH. Buried in Denain Communal Cemetery, Valenciennes

RICHARDSON

Walter

Private (Drummer) 11372, 4th Battalion, Kings Liverpool Regiment. 33rd Division. Died of wounds 15 April 1916. Aged 19. Born and enlisted in Eastbourne, Next of kin Eastbourne residents. Boot finisher. SAN. Buried in Cambrin Churchyard Extension.

RIDDELL

Henry James

Major, Indian Army, 48th Indian Pioneers, 6th (Poona) Division. Killed in action at the battle of Ctesiphon in Mesopotamia 21 November 1915. Aged 45 Regular Gunnery Officer who enlisted in 1890 Husband of Mrs Avery Riddell of West Lodge, 44, Sidley Road, Eastbourne. Born in Crook, Durham. Educated at Fettes College, Edinburgh and RMA Sandhurst. SJ. No known grave. Commemorated on The Basra Memorial

RIDLEY

James

Private 507, 5th Battalion, Australian Infantry ANZAC Gallipoli. Killed in action between 8 and 12 May 1915. Aged 19. Son of George and Rose Hannah Ridley of 42, Desmond Road, Eastbourne. CH. No known grave. Commemorated on The Helles Memorial

RIGGALL

Frederick Henry

Private 57274, 9th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers 12th Division. Killed in action at Cambrai 20 November 1917. Born in Bermondsey and enlisted in London. Resident of Peckham. Connection with Eastbourne unknown. Formerly with The A.P. Corps. No known grave. Commemorated on The Cambrai Memorial

RILEY

Arthur

Not included on main memorial St. Andrews Norway only

RITCHIE

Edwin Gerald

Rifleman 653555, 3/21st Reserve Battalion, London Regiment. (The Surrey Rifles) Wounded in March 1918 losing his right arm. Died at home from influenza in Reading hospital on 31 December 1918. Aged 36 Husband of Minnie Elizabeth Clements Ritchie of 3, Whatlington Street, Reading. Berks. House decorator of 29 Meads Street, Eastbourne, SJ. Buried in Reading Cemetery

RITCHIE

Francis James Dickson

Second Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, Cameronians 33rd Division. Killed in action on the Somme 20 July 1916. Aged 19. St Michaels and All Angels. No known grave. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial

RITCHIE

Oliver

Lance Corporal 8183, 2nd Battalion, Ox and Bucks Light Infantry. 2nd Division. Killed in action during an attack near Elverdinghe, Ypres 21 October 1914. Aged 23. Regular Soldier. Enlisted 1915 Bandsman. Son of James and Elizabeth Jane Ritchie of "Maisonette" Meads Street, Eastbourne. Born in Lewisham and enlisted in Tidworth, Hampshire. SJ. No known grave. Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium

ROBERTS

Alfred Henry

Petty Officer ZP/1146, RNVR, "Hood" Battalion. 63rd Royal Naval Division. Died of wounds near Ypres 28 October 1917. Aged 24. Son of Mrs Andrea Marchant of 35, Avondale Road, Eastbourne. Previously served 6 years in The Royal Field Artillery. Hall Porter CH. Buried in Dozinghem Miltary Cemetery

ROBERTSON

Frederick Morgan

Driver 2555, 1st Home Counties Field Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 16 April 1915. Aged 20. Son of David Jeffery and Isabella Murray Robertson of 5, Gorringe Road, Eastbourne. Born in London and enlisted in Eastbourne. AS RE REC. Employed as an engineer. Buried in Cabaret Rouge British Cemetery Souchez.

ROGERS

Reginald

Second Lieutenant, 7th Battalion, Rifle Brigade 14th Division. Killed in action at Flers/Courcelette 15 September 1916. Aged 34. Son of Mr and Mrs Reginald N. Rogers of Carwinion, Falmouth, Cornwall. Schoolmaster. Resident of Kent House, Eastbourne. Educated at Malvern College and Worcester College, Oxford SJ. Buried in Serre Road Cemetery No 2.

ROOKS

Edgar Thomas

Lance Corporal G.1436, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Died of wounds 4 February 1915. Aged 20. Son of Thomas and Kate Rooks of 15, New Upperton Road, Eastbourne. Born and enlisted in Eastbourne. Employed as a furniture salesman SM. Buried in Choques Military Cemetery

ROUQUETTE, OBE

Stewart Henry

Son of George and Margaret Rouquette of 3, Grassington Road, Eastbourne. Born in Germany in 1886 died in 1919. Aged 33 Member of the Royal College of Surgeons Brother of Douglas George. St. Peters (SS) No record with CWGC Medal Rolls of SDGW

ROUQUETTE

Douglas George

Second Lieutenant, Royal Flying Corps. 21 Artillery Observation Squadron (RE 8’s) Formerly RASC. Killed in action 26 September 1917. Aged 26. Son of George and Margaret Rouquette of 3, Grassington Road, Eastbourne. Born in Germany. Educated at Eastbourne College and Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge. President of The Cambridge Union (Lent 1914) Eastbourne College Memorial St. Peters (SS) Cambridge University War List No known grave. Commemorated on The Arras Flying Services Memorial

ROSCOE

Thomas Le Breton

Private 10742, 1st Regiment. South African Infantry. South African Brigade of the 9th Scottish Division. Killed in action at Ypres 20 September 1917. Aged 39. Born in British Columbia. Former Schoolmaster in Penarth, Glamorgan. Resident of Grahamstown, South Africa and 97, South Street, Eastbourne. Educated at Bath College and Clare College Cambridge. Cambridge University War List Barrister. No known grave. Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial Ypres, Belgium

ROSE

Alfred Alexander

Lance Corporal 5041, 3rd Battalion, Rifle Brigade. 24th Division. Killed in action near Ypres 18 June 1915. Aged 21. Son of John and Margaret Rose of 1, Rylstone Road, Eastbourne. Born and enlisted in Eastbourne. CH. Buried in Vlamertinghe Military Cemetery, Belgium

ROSE

John Henry

Lance Corporal 3753, 1st Battalion, Rifle Brigade. 4th Division. Killed in action 2 May 1915. Aged 24 Regular. Enlisted in 1910. Son of John and Margaret Rose of 1, Rylstone Road, Eastbourne. Born in Dungannon, Tyrone, Ireland and enlisted in Eastbourne. CH. No known grave. Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial,

ROUSE

James

Private O/5200, Royal Army Ordnance Corps. Number 2 medium workshop. Died 17 May 1917. Aged 31. Son of Charles and Alice Rouse. Husband of Henrietta Rouse of Broomfield Street, Old Town, Eastbourne. Born in St. Pancras and enlisted in Finsbury Park. SM. Buried in Bapaume Australian Cemetery

RUDKIN

Albert Thomas

Able Seaman J/26657, Royal Navy, HMS "Invincible". Lost with the battlecruiser at the Battle of Jutland 31 May 1916. Aged 19 regular enlisted 1913. Son of Mr and Mrs E.G. Reynolds of 1, Brickfield Cottages, Hampden Park, Eastbourne. Employed as a Groom/Gardener HP. No known grave. Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial

RUSSELL

Charles Edward

Guardsman 17739, 1st Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Killed in action at Neuve Chapelle 10 March 1915. Aged 25. Son of William Edward and Mary Russell of 88, Latimer Road, Eastbourne. Schoolteacher with the London County Council. Born in Eastbourne and enlisted in London. AS CH. No known grave. Commemorated on The Le Touret Memorial

RUSSELL

George

Private 8232, 2nd Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. 29th Division. Killed in action on Gallipoli 6 August 1915. Aged 25. Regular. Enlisted in 1908. Son of Owen and Harriett Russell of 515 Seaside Eastbourne. Born and enlisted in Eastbourne. Employed locally as a cowman SAN. No known grave. Commemorated on The Helles Memorial.

RUSSELL

Percy Albert

Private TF.204914, 11th Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment. 25th Division. Pioneer Battalion. Killed in action 4 November 1918. Aged 34. Son of George Russell (Goldsmith) and Annie Russell formerly of Islington. Husband of Florence May Russell of 39, St. Nicholas Lane, Lewes. Included on the War Memorial in Thomas A Becket Parish Church, Lewes. Born in Uxbridge and enlisted in Kensington. Eastbourne connection unknown. Not included on the main memorial St Philip’s Church only. Buried in Cross Roads Cemetery, Fontaine au Bois.

RUSSELL

William George

Private 495689, 1/13th Battalion, London Regiment. (The Kensingtons) 56th London Division. Taken prisoner and died in captivity in Poland (Possibly) brother of Percy Russell. Also included on St. Thomas a Becket Church Memorial, Lewes. Enlisted in Kensington. SP. Szczypiorno POW Cemetery Memorial. Buried in Poznan Old Garrison Cemetery, Poland

RYLEY

Albert

Private TF 235875, 7th Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment. (Pioneer Battalion, 17th Division). Killed in action 21 April 1918. Aged 24. Son of Margaret Riley of Greenwich. Born in Greenwich and enlisted in Chichester. Resident of Eastbourne. Formerly with The Durham Light Infantry. Buried in Forceville Communal Cemetery Extension.

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