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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

SANDS

Moses David

Private GS.620, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Killed in action at Richebourg L’Avoue 9 May 1915. Aged 42. Special Reservist Son of George & Margaret Sands. Husband of Esther Sands (remarried) of Channel View Road, Eastbourne. Born in Hastings and enlisted in Eastbourne. Employed in Eastbourne as a stoker EG SAN. No known grave. Commemorated on The Le Touret Memorial

SARGENT

Robert

Private L.10050, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division Killed in action at Loos 25 September 1915. Aged 20. Born and enlisted in Eastbourne. Son of Mr & Mrs Sargent of Eastbourne CH. No known grave. Commemorated on The Loos Memorial

SAUNDERS

William James

Corporal SD.2246, 12th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action on the Rue De Bois 30 June 1916. Aged 27. Born Hollington and enlisted in Eastbourne. Son of Mr & Mrs George Saunders Blacksmith of Hollington. Included on Hastings War Memorial. Eastbourne resident of 19, Terminus Road (MB). No known grave. Commemorated on The Loos Memorial

SAVAGE

Alfred

Second Lieutenant, Royal Field Artillery. 4th Brigade Divisional Ammunition Column, Mesopotamia. Died of disease 7 October 1917. Aged 34. Husband of Harriett Hannah Griffith Savage 9, Annington Road, Whitley Road, Eastbourne. CH. Buried in Bagdhad (North Gate) War Cemetery

SAWARD

John Charles

Sergeant L.7632, 1st Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment. 5th Division. Killed in action at Ypres 18 April 1915. Age 33. Born in Swanscombe, Kent and enlisted in Gravesend. Resident of 1, Romney Street, Eastbourne. Insurance inspector SAN. No known grave. Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial Ypres,

SAYER

William

Unidentified from existing records.

SAYERS

Harry William

Able Seaman Sussex/3/298, RNVR, HMS “Vicknor”. Lost with the armed Merchant Cruiser off the Irish Coast 13 January 1915. Age 18. Son of David & Matilda Sayers of 59, Ashford Road, Eastbourne. Telegraph Messenger. Enlisted in 1913. Formerly with ‘Howe’ Battalion, R.N. Division in Antwerp. AS RNVR. No known grave. Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial,

SCHOOLEY

Charles Harry

Sapper T 2508, 1st Home Counties Company, Royal Engineers. Wounded and discharged in 1915. Died after the war 10 December 1920. (Sussex Daily News). Aged 31 CH. Medal Rolls only. Resident of 70, Dennis Road, Eastbourne. (MB). Born in Brighton. Included on Brighton War Memorial. (H.D. Schooley) Regimental number identical. Buried in Brighton & Preston Cemetery

SCOTT

John Ernest

possibly Private 21/166 2nd Battalion, Durham Light Infantry Died of wounds 17 May 1917. Resident of Walthamstow. CH Eastbourne connection unknown another possibility Captain, John Ellison Scott, 7th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. 8th Division Pioneer Battalion. Killed in action on the Marne 27 May 1918. Aged 38 Son of Thomas & Kathleen Scott of Whitley Bay, Northumberland No known Eastbourne links. No known grave. Commemorated on The Soissons memorial.

SENIOR

John Attenburrow

Private 1067 1/1st Sussex Yeomanry attached 42nd Division on Gallipoli. Died of dysentery on H.M. Hospital ship ‘Dunvegan Castle’ and buried at sea 23 November 1915. Aged 22. Resident of 2 Compton Street, Eastbourne. Born in Eastbourne and enlisted in Brighton. Employed in Eastbourne as a Chemist HT. No known grave. Commemorated on The Helles Memorial

SEYMOUR-ISAACS

Maurice

Second Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion, Border Regiment. 7th Division Killed in action at Ypres 26 October 1917. Aged 19 Son of The Rev Hubert Seymour-Isaacs and Mrs Margaret Isaacs of St Saviours Lodge, Alexandra Park Road, Wood Green. Born in Jamaica, West Indies. St Michaels only. Not included on main memorial. No known grave. Commemorated on The Tyne Cot Memorial

SHADBOLT

Thomas

Private 1584, 8th Kings Royal Irish Hussars. Killed in action 30 November 1917. Aged 30 Son of Alfred & Harriett Shadbolt of Park Street, Hamilton Mass., USA. Native of Eastbourne. (17 Leaf Road). Regular Cavalryman with 12 years service. Served in South Africa and India. Born and enlisted in Eastbourne. Buried in Gouzeaucourt New British Cemetery

SHARP

Alfred Ernest

Gunner 169087, 162 Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds at home 28 August 1918. Aged 34 Son of Mr & Mrs Walter Thomas Sharp of Old London Road, Hastings. Husband of Clara Sharp of 25, Beltring Road, Eastbourne. Born St Mary in the Castle, Hastings and enlisted in St. Leonards CH. Buried in Hastings Cemetery

SHARPE

James

Private SD. 1095, 11th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action at Becourt 3 September 1916. Aged 22. Son of Mr & Mrs Samuel Sharpe of Uckfield, formerly of Eastbourne. Born in Eastbourne and enlisted in Uckfield. Included on Uckfield Parish Church War Memorial. CH Bue.Ancre British Cemetery

SHARPE

Sydney William

Second Lieutenant, 26th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. 41st Division. Died of wounds 25 March 1918. Aged 31. Resident of 159. Latimer Road, Eastbourne. Masterman?. Buried in Bac Du Sud British Cemetery Bailleulval

SHARVILL

James Alfred

Private 65539, 32nd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. 41st Division. Died of wounds suffered at Messines 9 June 1917. Age 40 Son of Mr & Mrs James Sharvill. Husband of Edith Annie Sharvill of 5, Upwick Cottages, East Dean Road, Old Town, Eastbourne. Born in Tunbridge Wells, Kent and enlisted in Eastbourne. SM. Employed in Eastbourne as a compositor. Buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery

SHAW

William Easterby

Lieutenant ,2nd Battalion, Kings Shropshire Light Infantry. 27th Division. Died of wounds in base hospital in Boulogne. 18 May 1915. Aged 27. Son of Henry Robert & Isabel Mary Shaw of 6, Granville Road, Eastbourne. Educated at Sherborne College. Born in Blackheath Regular Officer who enlisted in 1907, serving in India. St. Peters (SS). Buried in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery

SHEPPARD

Charles A

Sergeant 31268 “B” Battery 51st Brigade Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 5 December 1917. Aged 32 Son of Alfred & Susannah Sheppard of 44, Duke Street, Eastbourne. Born in Eastbourne and enlisted in Maidstone CH. Buried in Roisel Communal Cemetery Extension

SHEPPARD

Henry William

Sergeant L. 9008, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Killed in action at Richebourg L’Avoue 9 May 1915. Aged 23. “D” Company. Son of Alfred & Susannah Sheppard of 44, Duke Street, Eastbourne. Born and enlisted in Eastbourne. Regular CH. No known grave. Commemorated on The Le Touret Memorial.

SHOOSMITH

William Henry

Lance Corporal, L. 9698 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Wounded on the Marne and died in hospital at St. Nazaire 16 September 1914. Aged 19 Regular Soldier. Son of John & Harriett Shoosmith of 1, Harts Cottage, Meads, Eastbourne. Born in Meads Eastbourne and enlisted in Eastbourne. Employed as a bottle washer. SJ. Buried in St. Nazaire Toutes Aises Cemetery

SHORT

Alfred

Bombardier 45638, Royal Field Artillery. 61st Battery. Killed in action near Ypres 27 May 1915. Aged 27. Reservist. Enlisted in 1906 Son of Alfred & Fanny Short of 57, Gore Park Road, Eastbourne. Born & enlisted in Eastbourne. Local Gardener. No known grave. Commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial,

SHORT

William Charles

Able Seaman Z/21, RNVR, “Nelson” Battalion, Royal Naval Division. Killed in action on Gallipoli 5 September 1915. Aged 19. Son of Mr & Mrs Short of Eastbourne. Born in Eastbourne SAN Bur Skew Bridge Cemetery, Gallipoli

SHORTER

Percival Arthur

Private L. 7175, 1st Battalion, East Kent Regiment. 6th Division. Killed in action nead Radinghem 18 October 1914. Age 26. Husband of Mrs R.M. Shorter of Jersey Lodge, Ceylon Place, Eastbourne. Born in Eastbourne and enlisted in Dover. Telegraph Clerk. Reservist HT. No known grave. Commemorated on The Ploegsteert Memorial

SIFFLET

Herbert

Private G.24582, 7th Battalion, Royal West Surrey Regiment. 18th Division. Killed in action on the Somme near Thiepval 28 September 1916. Aged 29, Son of Isaac & Emma Sifflet of Eastbourne. Husband of Maud Sifflet of 91, Latimer Road, Eastbourne. Born and enlisted, Eastbourne.CH. Buried in Mill Road Cemetery, Thiepval

SIMMS

Horace

Private 32640, 16th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. 5th Division Killed in action 8 October 1917. Aged 35. Son of William & Catherine Simms of Lockner Holt, Chilworth, Surrey. Husband of Clara Simms of 45, Seaside, Eastbourne. Formerly with the Dragoons. Born in Southampton and enlisted in Eastbourne. Educated at Epsom. Chauffeur/Groom 5, Silverdale Garage. No known grave. Commemorated on The Tyne Cot Memorial

SIMMONS

Frederick William

Private SPTS/5414, 10th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. 12th Division. Killed in action at Arras 11 April 1917. Age 33. Born and enlisted in Eastbourne. Resident of 10 Belsize Garage, Cavendish Place, Eastbourne. Employed in Eastbourne as a car attendant AS M(C). No known grave. Commemorated on The Arras memorial

SIMPSON

William Horace

Able Seaman J/16745, Royal Navy, HMS “Black Prince”. Lost with the armoured cruiser at the battle of Jutland 31 May 1916. Aged 20 Foster son of Mrs M. Bishop of 1, Ship Cottages, Meads, Eastbourne. SJ. No known grave. Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial.

SIMS

Lionel Wesley

Sergeant SD.115, 11th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Died of wounds in military hospital in Devonport 8 May 1918. Aged 25. Son of Mr & Mrs F.G.W. Simms of 45, New Road, Eastbourne. Born and enlisted in Eastbourne. Employed in Eastbourne as a carpenter. CH M (WS). Buried in Eastbourne (Ocklynge) Cemetery

SINGLE

Frank Alan

Sub Lieutenant, Royal Navy, HMS “Warspite”. Died of wounds during the Battle of Jutland 31 May 1916. Aged 19. Son of Hanley and Margaret Single of Dorking, Surrey, later of Petersfield, Hants. Born in Dorking. St Michaels & All Angels only. Buried in Dalmeny & Queensferry Cemetery, Edinburgh.

SITZLER

Gustavus Frederick

Private TF202909, 1st Battalion, East Kent Regiment. 6th Division Killed in action 28 April 1918. Aged 26. Son of Marie Sitzler of Highbury House, Ewell Road, Surbiton. Included of Wye Agricultural College Memorial, Kent, and Surbiton War Memorial. St Michaels & All Angels only. Buried in Esquelbecq Military Cemetery

SKINNER

Phyllis Annie

Chief Section Leader Steward G.6776, Women’s Royal Naval Service. Died of influenza 5 November 1918. Aged 23. Daughter of Philip and Annie Skinner of 108, Langney Road, Eastbourne. Nurse. Buried in Eastbourne (Ocklynge) Cemetery

SLIDEL

Sydney Robert

Second Lieutenant, 1/4th TF. Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. 59th Division. Killed in action 20 April 1918. Aged 36. Son of Charles & Emily Slidel of Portsmouth. Born in Portsmouth Teacher. Husband of Phillis W. Slidel of Vine Cottage, Warbleton, East Sussex. Not included on the main memorial. All Souls Church only. Buried in Haringhe (Bandaghem) Military Cemetery

SMITH

Albert Edward

Private SD.1847, 13th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action 2 March 1917. Son of Mr & Mrs Jeremiah Smith of Wintons Cottages, Peasmarsh. Born in Peasmarsh and enlisted in Eastbourne. Included on Peasmarsh Parish Churchyard War Memorial. M(C) (Possibility only). Buried in Maple Copse Cemetery, Zillebeke, Belgium

SMITH

Amos

Private G.15867, 11th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Died of wounds at home. Aged 23. SAN. Son of David & Alice Smith. Husband of Rose Smith of 202 Southbourne Road, Eastbourne. Born and enlisted in Eastbourne. L.B.& S.C. Railway Porter. Buried in Langney Cemetery, Eastbourne.

SMITH

Arthur

Private G.16074, 13th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action on Redan Ridge 23 September 1916. Born and enlisted in Eastbourne. All Saints M (Ws) SS. Buried in Euston Road Cemetery, Colincamps

SMITH

Bertram Frank Victor

Private G.14363, 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action near Epehy Wood 18 September 1918. Age 20. Son of Mr & Mrs Frank Smith of 13, Church Street, Old Town, Eastbourne. Born and enlisted in Eastbourne. Not included on the main memorial St. Marys Parish Church only. Buried in Epehy Wood Farm Cemetery

SMITH

D

Unidentified. Resident of 18 Monceux Road, Old Town Eastbourne. St. Mary’s Parish Church War Memorial.

SMITH

Frederick

Private 2163, 1/4th Battalion, Cameron Highlanders 8th Division. Wounded near Fauquissart and died of his wounds on the 9 May 1915. Aged 46 Enlisted in London. Resident of 28, Motcombe Road, Eastbourne. Buried in Estaires Communal Cemetery

SMITH

George Victor

Lance Corporal 532144, Royal Engineers. 490th Field Company. Killed in action during the March Retreat 25 March 1918. Aged 20. Resident of 34, Bourne Street, Eastbourne. Born and enlisted in Eastbourne. Employed locally as an electrician. REM HT REC. No known grave. Commemorated on The Pozieres Memorial

SMITH

Harold Ernest

Lance Corporal TF.320259, 16th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 74th Yeomanry Division. Killed in action at Sheria in Palestine 6 November 1917. Aged 19. Son of Mr Smith & Beatrice Katherine of 14, Gildridge Road, Eastbourne. Born in Eastbourne and enlisted in Brighton. Employed in Eastbourne as a clerk. SS. Buried in Beersheba War Cemetery, Palestine

SMITH

Harry

Private G.4607, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Killed in action at Richebourg L’Avoue 9 May 1915. Born and enlisted in Eastbourne. CH only (H Smith) Not listed on the Main Memorial. No known grave. Commemorated on The Le Touret Memorial

SMITH

Henry (Harry)

Private G.5759, 9th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 24th Division. Killed in action near Ration Farm 9 June 1916. Age 19. Son of George & Emma Smith of 1, Parks Terrace, Hampden Park. Born in Hampden Park and enlisted in Eastbourne. Employed locally as a timberman. HP. Buried in Berks Cemetery Extension, Ploegsteert, Belgium

SMITH

Leonard Harry

Private 46371, Royal Fusiliers transferred to 197 Company, Labour Corps based at Abancourt (117717). Accidently drowned at Abancourt 24 October 1917. Aged 33. Born in Lewisham and enlisted in Eastbourne. Resident of 73, Latimer Road, Eastbourne. Employed as a bootmaker. CH. Buried in Blargies Communal Cemetery Extension

SMITH

Percy Claude Jacomb

Second Lieutenant 1st Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. 21st Division. Killed in action on the opening day of the Somme Offensive 1 July 1916. Aged 19 Son of Mr & Mrs Sydney Smith of ‘Endwood’ 18, Grassington Road, Eastbourne. Not included on the Main Memorial All Saints Church only. No known grave. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial

SMITH

Royston Percy

Rifleman 47905, 12th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles. 36th Ulster Division. Killed in action 12 April 1918. Aged 19. Son of Katherine Annie Smith of 35, Brightland Road, Old Town, Eastbourne. Formerly with the Rifle Brigade. Enlisted in Eastbourne. Gardener SM. No known grave. Commemorated on The Tyne Cot Memorial

SMITH

Stanley

Private 25435, 2/4th Battalion, Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. (The West Riding Regiment) Killed in action 2 September 1918. Age 20. Resident of 20, Carlton Road, Eastbourne. Born and enlisted in Eastbourne. Formerly with the Suffolk Regiment. Employed as a gas fitter in Eastbourne with the Eastbourne Gas Company. CH EGC St. Philips. No known grave. Commemorated on The Vis en Artois Memorial

SMITH

William Charles

Private G.1453, 9th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 24th Division. Wounded at Ration Farm, Ypres and died 17 June 1916. Aged 31. Husband of Lilian Smith of 39, Avondale Road, Eastbourne. Born and enlisted in Eastbourne. Employed as a carman in Eastbourne. CH. Buried in Dranoutre Military Cemetery, Belgium

SMITH

William Frederick

Private SD. 1203, 12th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division Wounded on the Rue De Bois and died at Merville on the 1 July 1916. Aged 36. Husband of Beatrice Alice Smith of 11, Tachbrook Street, Westminster. Born in Westminster and enlisted in Bexhill on sea. SM. Buried in Merville Communal Cemetery

SNATT

George

Private 153599, Royal Army Medical Corps, No 8 Company (York). Died at home 19 October 1918. Aged 43. Husband of Olive Snatt of 7, Victoria Garage, Susans Road, Eastbourne. Born in Eastbourne and enlisted in Brighton. Employed as a decorator in Eastbourne.CH. Buried in Eastbourne (Ocklynge) Cemetery

SNELLING

Henry William

Gunner 88600, 6th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Severely injured in a road accident and died of influenza in Reading Hospital 9 November 1918. Aged 39. Served for over 2 years in France. Husband of Mrs F. Snelling of 22, Commercial Road, Eastbourne. Born in St. Leonards and enlisted in Eastbourne. Greengrocer. CH (L) Bur, Eastbourne (Ocklynge) Cemetery

SODDY

James

Second Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 5th Division Killed in action at Arras 23 April 1917. Aged 27. Son of Mr & Mrs Soddy of 22, Upperton Gardens, Eastbourne. Born in Eastbourne. All Saints. No known grave. Commemorated on The Arras Memorial

SOMERVILLE, MC

Henry Arthur

Second Lieutenant (Observer), Royal Flying Corps, No. 82 Artillery. Observation Squadron (Armstong Whitworth FK 8’s) Killed in action 28 March 1918. Aged 22. Formerly Private 9th Lancers and Commissioned with the Royal Sussex Regiment. Enlisted in 1911. Son of Mr & Mrs Somerville of 20 Leaf Road, Eastbourne. Born in Eastbourne AS. Buried in Dompierre French National Cemetery

SOUTHALL

James Donalds

Private TF.203527, 2/4th Battalion, Ox & Bucks Light Infantry. 61st Division. Formerly with the Bucks Hussars Killed in action during the German March Offensive 21 March 1918. Aged 35. Son of Harry Southall (Wallpaper Manufacturer) and Mrs Sarah Southall of Hackney. Born in Muswell Hill and enlisted New Court, Middlesex. Resident of Eastbourne. Employed as a Shipping Clerk. Not included on the main memorial. Christchurch Parish Church only. No known grave. Commemorated on The Pozieres Memorial

SOUTHON

Hugh Victor

Private 231181, Dorset Yeomanry (Queens Own) Cavalry Division. Egypt. Died in military hospital in Alexandria, Egypt after hostilities 1 December 1918. Aged 21. Son of Alfred & Caroline Southon of 107, Langney Road, Eastbourne. AS. Buried in Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery

SPRAKE

Herbert Arthur

Gunner 118382, 278th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 6 May 1917. Aged 34. Son of Mr & Mrs Herbert Sprake 3, East Dean Road, Eastbourne. Formerly of Stoke Newington. Born in Islington and enlisted in Missenden, Berkshire SM. Buried in Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension.

SPRANGE

Alfred

Private SD.1551, 12th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Died of wounds in base hospital at Boulogne 14 July 1916. Aged 32. Husband of Eva Sprange of 5, Neville Road, Eastbourne. Born in Eastbourne and enlisted in Bexhill on Sea. Employed locally as a motor car driver. CH. Buried in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery.

SPRINKS

Ralph Cecil

Second Lieutenant, Royal Field Artillery. “B2 Battery, 83rd, Brigade. Killed in action near Ypres, 7 August 1917. Aged 26. Son of Robert & Philadelphia Sprinks of 37, Ringwood Road, Eastbourne. Born in Eastbourne. Employee of Barclays Bank CH SP EU. Buried in The Huts Cemetery, Ypres, Belgium

STACE

George Harold

Driver 538595, Royal Engineers. Signals GHQ. Salonika Greece Died on active service after hostilities 2 January 1919. Aged 29. Son of Mr Stace and Elizabeth Stace of Eastbourne. Husband of Annie Stace of 4, Sandwich Street, Eastbourne. EG. SAN. Buried in Mikra British Cemetery, Kalamaria, Greece.

STAMPE

Herbert William

Private G.3734, 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action at Ovillers 7 July 1916. Son of Ada Stampe of Birmingham. Solicitor’s Clerk. Born in Llanon, Cardiganshire, and enlisted in London. Next of kin St John’s Wood, West London. No known grave. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial

STANDEN

William George

Private SE/6904, Royal Army Veterinary Corps, Convalescent Horse Depot, Gournay En Bray, Normandy. Died 19 December 1915. Aged 43. Son of William & Ellen Standen of 14, Belmore Road, Eastbourne. Born in Playden near Rye and enlisted in Eastbourne. CH. Buried in Gournay En Bray Communal Cemetery

STANDING

William

Private 95475, Royal Defence Corps. Died at home 4 April 1919. Aged 49. Born in Eastbourne. Resident of 10, Winchelsea Road, Eastbourne. Employed as a bricklayer. SAN. Buried in Eastbourne (Ocklynge) Cemetery

STANFORD

Jesse C

Private SD.364, 11th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action at Becourt 3 September 1916. Aged 31 Son of Henry & Sarah Stanford of 30, Brightland Road, Old Town, Eastbourne. Husband of Kathleen Stanford (remarried) of Seaford. Born in Ringmer and enlisted in Eastbourne. Included on Seaford War Memorial. Not included on the main memorial St. Marys Parish Church only. No known grave. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial

STAPLEHURST

Robert George

Private SD.1466, 13th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action 26 April 1918. Aged 26. Son of George & Elizabeth Staplehurst of 3, Romney Street, Seaside, Eastbourne. Born & enlisted in Eastbourne. Employed in Eastbourne as a milk carrier. No known grave. Commemorated on The Tyne Cot Memorial

STAPLES

Frederick William

Gunner 156317, 111th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 16 October 1918. Aged 36 Served in Egypt. Son of Mr & Mrs H. Staples of Eastbourne. Husband of Mrs R.E. Staples of 15, Sydney Road, Eastbourne. Born and enlisted in Eastbourne. Employed in Eastbourne as a fireman. CH M (WS). Buried in Dadizeele New British Cemetery, Belgium

STEADMAN

William

Sergeant P/1287, Corps of Military Police, Foot Branch (Traffic). Killed in action by shellfire near Ypres 5 November 1917. Aged 29. Son of Mr & Mrs William Steadman of Brighton. Born in Brighton and enlisted in Eastbourne. Resident of Whitesmith. Employed locally as a Gardener. Buried in Ypres Reservoir Cemetery, Ypres, Belgium

STEDMAN

Edward Albert

Driver T/289896, Royal Army Service Corps. 668th Heavy Transport Company. Died at home of pneumonia 8 March 1917. Aged 36. Husband of Hettie Y. Stedman of 4, Clarence Road. Eastbourne. Enlisted in Eastbourne. Bakers roundsman for the Co-OP Stores. CH. Buried in Eastbourne (Ocklynge) Cemetery

STEDMAN

Sydney Edwin Barkshire

Private 68599, Royal Army Medical Corps, 1st Field Ambulance. Died of wounds 18 April 1918. Aged 42. Husband of Mrs B. Stedman of 39, Ringwood Road, Eastbourne. Former G.P.O. Clerk. Born in Reading and enlisted in London St. Philips. Buried in Fouquieres Churchyard Extension

STEEAR

Richard Charles

Private G. 70258, 7th Battalion, Royal West Surrey Regiment. 18th Division Killed in action 26 April 1918. Aged 18. Son of Charles & Kate Steear of 7, St. George’s Road, Eastbourne. Born and enlisted in Eastbourne. Employed as a milkman with Simmonds Dairy.CH. No known grave. Commemorated on The Pozieres Memorial

STEEL

Cecil James

Private G.16104, 12th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Died of wounds 26 October 1916. Aged 26. Son of William & Clara Steel of Parkstone in Dorset. Born in Kinson, Dorset and enlisted in Eastbourne. Included on St. Osmonds Church War Memorial, Parkstone (C. Steele) CH. Buried in Lonsdale Cemetery, Aveluy & Authuille

STEEL

Leonard Stanley

Private 3285, 20th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers 2nd Division. Killed in action near Arras 16 April 1917. Aged 33. Son of William & Marian Steel of 120, Victoria Drive, Eastbourne. Resident of 17, Hartington Place, Eastbourne. Born in Camden Town and enlisted in London. Clerk in the GPO engineering Dept. HT. Buried in Heninel-Croisilles Road Cemetery

STEELE, CMG

George Frederick

Lieutenant Colonel, 1st Royal Dragoons, 3rd Cavalry Division. Wounded at the second battle of Ypres and died in military hospital at Bailleux 22 May 1915. SJ. Resident of Meads, Eastbourne. Buried in Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension.

STEERE

George Frederick

Private G.97008, 2nd Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. 8th Division. Taken prisoner in March 1918 and died of influenza in captivity in Belgium 12 November 1918. Aged 19. Son of Mr & Mrs Edwin Steere of 5, Russells Cottage, Watt Lane, Eastbourne. Born in Eastbourne and enlisted in Chichester. Employed as a dental mechanic. SM. Buried in Tournai Communal Cemetery Allied Extension, Belgium

STEPHENS

John Richard (Jack)

Gunner 39087, 24th Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action on the Aisne 27 September 1914. Age 22. Son of John & Clara Stephens of Eastbourne. Born in Eastbourne and enlisted in Cambridge. Eastbourne resident. Regular Artilleryman CH. Buried in Buzancy Military Cemetery, Aisne.

STEVENS

Arthur

Private 60661, 8th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers 12th Division. Killed in action at Arras 9 April 1917. Aged 32. Born in Bedhampton, Hants and enlisted in Eastbourne. Resident of 97, Melbourne Road, Eastbourne. Formerly Royal Sussex Regiment. Gardener. CH. Buried in Gourock Trench Cemetery, Tilloy Les Mofflaines

STEVENS

Frederick Thomas

Private G. 1408, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Wounded at Hulluch and died in hospital near Vermelles 13 October 1915. Aged 23. Born and enlisted in Eastbourne. Resident of 25, Bradford Street, Old Town, Eastbourne, Employed locally as a gardener. SM. Buried in Vermelles British Cemetery.

STEVENS

Henry William George

Private 39359, 9th Battalion, Essex Regiment. 12th Division Killed in action at Amiens 9 August 1918. Aged 19. Son of George Benjamin and Florence Emma Stevens of 18, Firle Road, Eastbourne. Born and enlisted in Eastbourne. Formerly Suffolks. Employed as a porter by dry cleaning Company CH. Buried in Ville sur Ancre Communal Cemetery Extension

STEVENS

Joseph

Corporal 532187, 20th Special Force Depot, Royal Engineers. Died at home 30 December 1918. Aged 35. Served in France for 3 years Son of Mr & Mrs Stevens of 265, Seaside, Eastbourne. Husband of Mrs E. Stevens of 79, Whitley Road, Eastbourne. Carriers Clerk with the Eastbourne Motor Bus Company for 12 years. CH. Buried in Eastbourne (Ocklynge) Cemetery

STEVENS

Mark

Private 42074, 22nd Battalion, Manchester Regiment. 7th Division. Died of wounds near Hooge 12 October 1917. Aged 36. Born in Willingdon and enlisted in Eastbourne. Resident of Battle. Grocer. Formerly with the Royal Sussex. HP. Buried in Hooge Crater Cemetery, Belgium

STEVENS

Percy

Lieutenant, 7th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment. 18th Division. Killed in action 23 September 1918. Aged 22. Son of Mr & Mrs B. Stevens of 49, Willingdon Road, Eastbourne. Architect. Buried in Villers-Faucon Communal Cemetery Extension

STEVENSON

Thomas Norton

Corporal SD.239, 11th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action near Cambrin 4 June 1916. Aged 32 Son of Norton Luther and Elizabeth Stevenson of 12, Bedford Well Road, Eastbourne. Born and enlisted in Eastbourne. Not included on any Eastbourne Memorials. Buried in Cambrin Churchyard Extension.

STEWART, MC

William Alfred Lindsay-

Captain, 4th Battalion, Grenadier Guards, Guards Division Killed in action on the Somme 25 September 1916. Aged 25. Son of William & Harriett Lindsay-Stewart formerly of Sketchley, Worcestershire. Born in London. Educated at Eton. Eton College Memorial. Not included on the main memorial. St. Peters redundant Church only (SS). Buried in Guards Cemetery Lesboeufs

STILLWELL

William Charles

Private G. 83468, Middlesex Regiment. Resident of 40, Dennis Road, Eastbourne. Formerly regular with the Royal Sussex Regiment. Enlisted in 1889. Served in the South African War. Decorated with the Queens Medal 1900 and the Kings Medal 1902. Discharged 2 April 1917 and died of nephritis in the Military Hospital, Old Town, Eastbourne, 22 February 1918. Aged 44. Porter L.B.& S.C. Railway. Burial location unknown

STOCKBRIDGE

Alan Abel

Private 3207, 1/1st Battalion, Hertfordshire Regiment attached 4th Guards Brigade. 2nd Division. Killed in action during an attack on Vour L’Avoine on the Rue De Bois, 18 May 1915. Aged 19. Son of Thomas & Mary Stockbridge of Victoria House, Walkern, Herts. Born in Stapleford and enlisted in Hertford Eastbourne connection (resident of 4, Mill Road,). His brother died on the same day. Listed as a brewery employee. SM. No known grave. Commemorated on The Le Touret Memorial

STOCKBRIDGE

Gordon Cedric

Private 2617, 1/1st Battalion, Hertfordshire Regiment attached 4th Guards Brigade. 2nd Division. All details as above. Aged 18. SM. No known grave. Commemorated on The Le Touret Memorial

STOFER

Arthur Percival

Private G.3150, 9th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 24th Division. Killed in action at Loos 25 September 1915. Aged 17. Son of Charles & Priscilla Stofer of 52, Ashford Road, Eastbourne. Born in Eastbourne and enlisted in Hove. Employed as a Telegraph Messenger in Eastbourne. AS. No known grave. Commemorated on The Loos Memorial.

STOKES

Charles Leonard

Lieutenant, 19th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) attached from the 6th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action at Ypres 26 September 1917. Aged 21. Son of Charles William (Manager, Borax Company) & Elizabeth Jackson Stokes of 32, Nelson Road, Southsea, Hampshire, formerly of Hornsey. Born in Southsea. Not included on the main memorial. St. Peters redundant Church only (SS). No known grave. Commemorated on The Tyne Cot Memorial

STONE

Oliver John

Second Lieutenant, 2nd Battery, 41st Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds 22 September 1916. Aged 29. Son of Edward Mulread & Alice Maria Stone of “Cumnor,” The Drive, Sydenham, Kent. St Michael & All Angels. Buried in Gezaincourt Communal Cemetery Extension.

STONEHAM

Frederick James

Able Seaman Sussex/3/327, R.N.V.R., “Nelson” Battalion, Royal Naval Division. Killed in action on Gallipoli 13 July 1915. Aged 17. Son of John & Emily Stoneham of 196, Latimer Road, Eastbourne. Eastbourne fisherman. CH (L) RNVR. No known grave. Commemorated on The Helles Memorial

STONEHAM

James R

Lance Corporal S.2194, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Killed in action at Richebourg L’Avoue 9 May 1916. Aged 31. Reservist. Son of James & Mary Stoneham. Husband of Ellen Stoneham of Hanover Street, Eastbourne. Born and enlisted in Eastbourne. Eastbourne fisherman. CH EU. No known grave. Commemorated on The Le Touret Memorial

STONER

James

Private SD.240, 11th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Died of wounds In CCS near Warloy-Baillon 31 October 1916. Aged 29. Enlisted in Eastbourne. Resident of Station Parade, Eastbourne. EU. Buried in Warloy-Baillon Communal Cemetery Extension.

STONES

Thomas Frederick

Second Lieutenant, 10th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment. 41st Division. Killed in action at Flers Courcelette 17 September 1916. Aged 19. Son of Mr & Mrs Herbert Stones of 40, Victoria Street, Paignton, Devon. Born in Gillingham. Clerk. Buried in Longueval Road Cemetery.

STONEY

Francis George Duncan

Lieutenant, Royal Engineers. 204th Company. Died of wounds 25 August 1916. Aged 23. Son of Edward Duncan & Ellen Naomi Stoney of 23, Arlington Road, Eastbourne. Civil Engineer. Buried in Dive Copse British Cemetery, Sailly Le Sec

STREETER

John Victor

Private G. 6575, 13th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action 26 April 1918. Aged 27. Son of Mr & Mrs John Streeter of 2, Commercial Road, Eastbourne. Born in St. Leonards and enlisted in Shepherds Bush, West London. Employed in Eastbourne as a florist. CH (L). No known grave. Commemorated on The Tyne Cot Memorial

STRONG

Albert Henry

Ordinary Telegraphist T/43722, Royal Navy, HMS “Attentive”. Accidently killed in an explosion on board the ‘Attentive’ at Ramsgate 26 May 1917. Aged 17. Son of Albert Henry and Jane Emma Strong of 10, Furness Road, Eastbourne. Apprenticed Engineer with Caffyns. CH St. Philips SS. Buried in Ramsgate & St. Lawrence Cemetery, Kent.

STURDY, MC

Arthur Carlile

Captain, Royal Army Medical Corps attached Indian Army. Died of dysentery in Bombay, India 1 May 1919. Aged 36. Son of the Rev. H.C. Sturdy MA. and Mrs Florence Sturdy. MB. BS. (London) & FRCS. Born in Dorking, Surrey. Resident of ‘’Arosa’’ Rowsley Road, Meads, Eastbourne. Educated at Pembroke College, Cambridge. Included on Cambridge University War List. Won his MC at Arras in 1917. Served in France, Basra and India. Horsham Doctor. SJ. No known grave. Commemorated on The Kirkee 1914/18 Memorial

SUMNER

Robert Charles

Private G.79013, 17th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. 2nd Division Killed in action 29 September 1918. Aged 18. Son of Albert James & Ellen Elizabeth Sumner of 120 Seaside Road, Eastbourne. Born in Sutton, Surrey and enlisted in Brighton. Shop assistant. Formerly Royal Sussex. HT SS. Buried in Flesquieres Hill British Cemetery

SWAIN

Albert Ewart

Lance Corporal G.31750, 6th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action 7 September 1918. Aged 30. Husband of Amelia Hannah Swain of 6, Greystone Buildings, South Street, Eastbourne. Born in Brighton and enlisted in Chelsea. Formerly with the Royal Flying Corps. SS. Buried in Unicorn Cemetery Vend ’Huile

SWAIN

Thomas Henry

Gunner RMA/10612, Royal Marine Artillery, HMA “Natal”. One of 404 men lost when the armoured cruiser blew up in Cromarty Forth 30 December 1915. Aged 31. Husband of Annie Swain of 51, Channel View, Eastbourne. CH. No known grave. Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial,

SWAINSON, MC

Francis Gibbon

Captain, 1/16th Battalion, London Regiment (Queens Westminster Rifles). 56th London Division. “A” Company. Killed in action at Gommecourt 1 July 1916. Aged 21. Younger son of Mr & Mrs G, A. Swainson of “Rosebank” Knowsley, Prescot, Lancs. St Michaels & All Angels only. No known grave. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial

SWIFT

George

Private S.2249, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Killed in action at Bazentin La Petit 17 August 1916. Age 19. Reservist. Son of Thomas & Eliza Swift of 60 Ashford Road, Eastbourne. Born and enlisted in Eastbourne. Employed in Eastbourne as a porter. AS. No known grave. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial

SWORD

Frederick William

Private S/3308, 1/14th Battalion, London Regiment (The London Scottish). 56th London Division. Killed in action at Arras 11 May 1917. Aged 28. Born in Edinburgh and enlisted in London. Educated at Merton College, Oxford. Eastbourne resident. SJ St. Michaels & All Angels. No known grave. Commemorated on The Arras Memorial

SWORD

James Hubert

Lieutenant, 4th Queens Own Hussars. 2nd Cavalry Division. Killed in action on the Aisne 10 September 1914. Aged 22. Son of Frederick Steuart & Catherine Brash Sword of “Teneriffe” Carlisle Road, Meads, Eastbourne. Educated at Sandhurst. SJ & St Michael & All Angels. Buried in Gandelu Communal Cemetery

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