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

TANNER

Francis Eugene

Private SPTS/802, 23rd (Sportsmans) Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. 33rd Division Died at home 24 May 1915. Aged 45. Husband of Mrs A.J. Tanner of 4, Langney Road, Eastbourne. Born in Kensington and enlisted in Hampton Hill. Local Greengrocer. AS. Buried in Colchester Cemetery, Essex

TANNER

W

Unidentified. Resident of 44 Leslie Street Eastbourne (MB)

TAYLERSON

Ronald

Private G.19919, 12th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action on attachment to the Royal Engineers 11 June 1917. Aged 19. Son of George and Alice Taylerson of 29, Tideswell Road. Eastbourne. Born in Hastings and enlisted in Eastbourne. Employed locally as a pianoforte tuner. AS SS. Buried in Essex Farm Cemetery, Boesinghe, Belgium

TAYLOR

Alexander John

Second Lieutenant, 16th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 74th Yeomanry Division. Died of wounds 8 August 1918. Aged 25. Son of Mr and Mrs W.J. Taylor of 5, Grange Road, Eastbourne. Born in Landport, Hampshire. Rose from the ranks. SS, All Saints. EU? Buried in Aire Communal Cemetery

TAYLOR

Henry

Driver 64713, 65th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died in base hospital at Le Havre 6 April 1915. Aged 21. Son of Mr and Mrs Taylor of Eastbourne. Born and enlisted in Eastbourne. Not included on the main memorial St. Andrews, Norway, only. Buried in Ste. Marie Cemetery, Le Havre

TAYLOR

Herbert

Private 309335, 17th A.C. Battalion, Tank Corps. Killed in action 29 September 1918. Aged 31. Son of Mr and Mrs William Taylor of Hampden Park, Eastbourne. Husband of Mrs Hilda G. Taylor (remarried) of “Jevington” 18, Beaumont Road, Purley, Surrey. Born in West Coombe, Somerset and enlisted in Wimbledon. Educated at Portsmouth Grammar School. Formerly with the Royal Flying Corps. Showroom Manager for Wandsworth Gas Company, CH. Buried in Tincourt New British Cemetery

TAYLOR

Leoline Joseph

Corporal G.7067, 4th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. 21st Division. Killed in action on the Somme near Ovillers 2 July 1916. Aged 31. Born in Lewes and enlisted in Mill Hill. Resident of Hornsey. Builders Clerk and painter All Saints and SS. Buried in Gordon Dump Cemetery, Ovillers La Boiselle

TEAGUE

Stephen Henry

Gunner 82601, 163rd Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action near Ypres 24 May 1917. Aged 26. Husband of Mrs E.E. Teague of 9, Birling Street, Old Town, Eastbourne. Born and enlisted in Eastbourne. Labourer. SM. Buried in Poperinghe New Military Cemetery

TEE

Albert Edwin

Corporal G.24625, 7th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment. 18th Division. Died of wounds 29 September 1916. Aged 24. Son of Albert and Mabel Tee of Shelley Bakery, Shelley Road, Worthing. Husband of Alice Tee of 182, Latimer Road, Eastbourne. Born in Worthing and enlisted in Eastbourne. Formerly with the Royal Sussex. (G.2226). SAN. Buried in Contay British Cemetery, Contay.

TERRY

Albert Charles

Company Sergeant Major SD.120, 11th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action at Ypres 25 September 1917. Aged 27. Son of Mr and Mrs Charles Terry of 151, Seaside Eastbourne. Born and enlisted in Eastbourne. Employed as a clerk in Eastbourne. TWES HT EU. No known grave. Commemorated on The Tyne Cot Memorial

TERRY

Bert

Unidentified from CWGC and SDGW CH

TERRY

Frank Goodrich

Lieutenant Commander, Royal Navy, HMS ‘’Fortune‘’. Lost with the Destroyer during the night action of the Battle of Jutland 1 June 1916. Aged 33. Son of Henry Warwick and Edith Mary Terry of Truro, Cornwall. Husband of Isabel May Terry of 3, Evelyn Court, Cheltenham. Not included on main memorial St. Johns Church only. No known grave. Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea.

TERRY

G

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

TERRY

John Ashley

Private SD.4243, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Killed in action near Oost Dunkerke 9 July 1917. Born and enlisted in Eastbourne. CH SM. Buried in Ramscappelle Road Military Cemetery, St. Georges, Belgium.

TERRY, MVO, DSO

Robert Joseph Atkinson

Lieutenant Colonel, Royal Sussex Regiment. Brigade Major. 2nd Infantry Brigade. Died of wounds 3 October 1915. Aged 45. Son of Robert and Rose Terry of “Graysmeade” Eastbourne. Husband of Kathleen Terry, later of Upper Norwood. Educated at Charterhouse and Trinity College, Cambridge. Veteran of the South African War and the N.W. Frontier of India. Included on Charterhouse School Memorial and The Cambridge University War List. Not included on the main memorial St. Saviours Memorial only. Buried in Nouex les Mines Cemetery. See also Charterhouse School War Memorial

THOMAS

Alfred

Unidentified

THOMAS

Arthur John

Lance Corporal SD.3031, 11th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Died following an operation for appendicitis in base hospital Etaples 13 August 1916. Aged 19. Son of William Henry and Eliza Thomas of Eastbourne. Born and enlisted in Eastbourne. Employed in Eastbourne GPO.as a telephone operator. AS M(C) EU. Buried in Etaples Military Cemetery

THOMAS

Ernest Christopher Percival

Private SD. 248, 11th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action near Cambrin 10 June 1916. Aged 22. Son of William Henry and Eliza Thomas of 6, Cricketfield Coattages, Ashford Road, Eastbourne. Born and enlisted in Eastbourne. Employed in Eastbourne as a printer AS M(C). Buried in Cambrin Churchyard Extension

THOMPSON

Charles

Sergeant 30130, 3rd Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Injured during a zeppelin raid and died in hospital 29 September 1916. Aged 44. Husband of Mrs C. Thompson (remarried) of 41, Cavendish Place, Eastbourne. Educated at Edinburgh University .HT. Buried in Eastbourne (Ocklynge) Cemetery

THOMSON

George

[Also spelt THOMPSON] Possibly Second Lieutenant, 9th Battalion, Argyle and Sutherland Highlanders attached to 1/14 Londons (London Scottish). Killed in action near Guillemont 11 September 1916. Aged 38. Son of Mr and Mrs James Rodger Thomson of Clydebank, Glasgow. MB. Buried in Guillemont Road Cemetery, Guillemont.

THOMPSON

Howard West

Private TR/10/181817, 52nd (Training) Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Died at home of influenza 1 July 1918. Aged 18. Resident of ‘’Killarney’’ Summerdown Road, Old Town, Eastbourne. Born in Wandsworth and enlisted in Eastbourne. Employed in Eastbourne as a Clerk at the London Provincial Bank. SM. Buried in Thetford Cemetery, Norfolk

THOMPSON

Maurice West

Second Lieutenant, Royal Flying Corps. Killed in action 1917. (Date?) aged 19. Resident of ‘Killarney’’ Summerdown Road, Eastbourne. SM Grave location unknown. No record with CWGC Brother of Howard Thompson

THOMPSON

Percy

Rifleman 3677, 4th Battalion, Rifle Brigade. “B” Company. 27th Division. Regular soldier, enlisted 1900, who served in India, and Ireland pre war and later Salonika and France. Injured in a railway accident, hospitalised, and died in Military hospital near Versailles 17 January 1917. Aged 23. Son of Mr and Mrs John Thompson of 61, Dudley Road, Eastbourne. Born and enlisted in Eastbourne. CH. Buried in Les Gonards Cemetery, Versailles

THORNE

Foster Newton

Lieutenant Colonel, 6th Battalion, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. 13th Division Mesopotamian Front. Formerly 1st Battalion, Royal Sussex. Killed in action in Mesopotamia 18 April 1917. Aged 37. Son of Mr and Mrs Joseph Thorne of Southover Grange, Lewes. Husband of Sylvia Thorne of Breckton, Harrogate, Yorkshire. Veteran of South Africa and Sierra Leone. Educated at Brighton and Shrewsbury College. Listed on Brighton and Shrewsbury College Memorials. St. Peters redundant church only (SS) Not included on the main memorial. No known grave. Commemorated on the Basra Memorial Iraq

THORNCROFT

Frank

Private SD.1478, 12th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action near Cambrin 3 June 1916. Aged 22. Son of Frank and Carrie Thorncroft of 57, Elm Grove, Brighton. Born in Tunbridge Wells, Kent and enlisted in Eastbourne. Salvation Army bandsman. Included on Brighton and Tunbridge Wells War Memorials. Buried in Cambrin Churchyard Extension.

THOROGOOD

Albert Edward

Rifleman R/39016, 18th Battalion, Kings Royal Rifle Corps .41st Division. Killed in action at Amiens 26 August 1918. Aged 19. Son of William and Mary Thorogood of 235, Seaside Road, Eastbourne. Enlisted in Eastbourne. Formerly with the RASC. Employee of Bassetts Motor Works. CH. Buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery

THURET, Chevalier De La Legion D’Honneur

P G T E A

Lieutenant, The Army of France. Not included on main memorial. St. Peters redundant church only (SS) No other details found.

THURSTON

Robert

Private 46114, 22nd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. 33rd Division. Killed in action 17 February 1917. Aged 38. Husband of Frances Thurston of St. Vincent’s Lodge, Silverdale Road, Eastbourne. Born in London and enlisted in Eastbourne. Employed locally as a porter. CH. Buried in Regina Trench Cemetery, Grandcourt.

TICKNER

James Frederick

Sergeant L.5471, 9th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 24th Division. Died of wounds 11 March 1917. Aged 36. Son of William and Ellen Tickner of Eastbourne. Husband of Kate Tickner of 15, St. Anthony’s Avenue, Eastbourne. Born in Chobham, Surrey and enlisted in Chichester. Veteran of the South African War. Regular, formerly with the 2nd Battalion. (SDGW 2nd Batt) AS Included on memorial in Chobham Parish Church. Buried in Barlin Communal Cemetery Extension

TIFFIN

Frederick Baxter

Private G.197, 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action near Houplines 26 July 1915. Aged 27. Son of Mr and Mrs Charles Tiffin of 20, Redoubt Road, Eastbourne. Husband of Mrs F. Tiffin of Eastergate. Born in Christchurch, Eastbourne and enlisted in Eastbourne. Included on Eastergate War Memorial CH. Buried in Houplines Communal Cemetery Extension.

TINGLEY

Albert Edward

Private 37963, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. 34th Division. Killed in action during the German Spring Offensive 22 March 1918. Aged 22. Son of Mr and Mrs Harry Tingley 14, of Vine Square Eastbourne. Born and enlisted in Eastbourne Fishmonger. SAN. No known grave. Commemorated on The Arras Memorial

TINGLEY

Arthur

Private SD.1912, 12th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action on the Rue De Bois 30 June 1916. Aged 18. Son of Mr and Mrs Harry Tingley of 14, Vine Square, Eastbourne. Born and enlisted in Eastbourne. Employed as a Laundryman in the Town. SAN EU. No known grave. Commemorated on The Loos Memorial

TINGLEY

William John

Leading Seaman Sussex/3/195, RNVR, “Howe” Battalion, Royal Naval Division. Gallipoli. Killed in action on Gallipoli 31 May 1915. Aged 23 Enlisted in 1908. Son of Mr and Mrs Harry Tingley of 14, Vine Square, Eastbourne. Born in Eastbourne. Gas Company employee. EG SAN. Buried in Skew Bridge Cemetery, Gallipoli

TOLHURST

Edwin William

Able Seaman 229481, Royal Navy, HMS “Christopher”, Fleet Destroyer based on the Humber. Accidently drowned 9 December 1915. Aged 28. Son of Mr and Mrs Tolhurst of 450 Seaside, Eastbourne. Born in Hastings. Employed as a baker in Eastbourne. SAN. No known grave. Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea.

TOLLEMACHE

John Eadred

Lieutenant, 8th Battalion, Royal West Surrey Regiment. 24th Division. Killed in action on the Somme near Fricourt 21 August 1916. Aged 24. Son of Mr. L.F.C.E. and Mrs H.H.D. Tollemache of 24, Selwyn Road, Old Town Eastbourne. Educated at Eastbourne College, and Magdalen College, Cambridge. Included on Eastbourne College Memorial and the Cambridge University War List. SM and AG. Buried in Citadel New Military Cemetery, Fricourt.

TOMPSETT

Edwin William Henry

Lance Corporal SD. 3676, 11th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action near Cambrin 3 June 1916. Aged 22. Son of Albert Edward and Hannah Tompsett of 1, Langney Fort Villas, Langney, Eastbourne. Born in Willingdon and enlisted in Eastbourne. SAN (Thompsett). Buried in Cambrin Churchyard Extension

TOSSWILL

John Spears

Corporal 72726, Royal Engineers. R.E. Northern Signal Training Depot, Dunstable, Beds. Died in the Eastern General Hospital, Brighton, 28 September 1915. Aged 24. Son of John Speare and Mary Tosswill of 59, Victoria Drive, Old Town Eastbourne. Born and enlisted in Eastbourne. Professional Footballer with Coventry City Football Club. SM. Buried in Eastbourne (Ocklynge) Cemetery

TOWNER, DCM

Joseph Robert

Battery Sergeant Major 53299, “A” Battery, 14th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds 10 August 1918. Aged 37. Boer War Veteran. France 1915, Salonika 1916, invalided out with Malaria. Rejoined in 1917. Son of Robert and Anne Towner 28, Melbourne Place, Eastbourne. Husband of Mrs D.A. Towner of 10, Dacre Road, Old Town, Eastbourne. Born and enlisted in Eastbourne Captain of the Post Office Football Team. Post Office employee CH EU. Buried in Pernois British Cemetery, Holloy-Les-Pernois

TOWNSEND

Henry Charles Pelham

Private G.23735, 8th Battalion, Royal West Surrey Regiment. 24th Division. Killed in action during the German Spring Offensive 21 March 1918. Aged 19. Son of Henry Pelham and Charlotte Townsend of 192. Whitley Road, Eastbourne. Born and enlisted in Eastbourne. Gardener TWES SS. No known grave. Commemorated on The Pozieres Memorial

TOWNSEND

R

Not on main memorial Christchurch Parish Church only

TOWNSEND

Walter George

Private 2532, 3rd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. 50th Division. Killed in action near Le Cateau 17 October 1918. Aged 26. Son of Mr and Mrs Townsend of 12, Dacre Street, Eastbourne. Husband of Alice Townsend of 28, Railway Approach, East Grinstead. Born and enlisted in Eastbourne. Served in Salonika. Upholsterer. SM. Buried in Highland Cemetery, Le Cateau

TRAVERS-SMITH

Robert Montgomery

Second Lieutenant, 15th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Lost at sea when the ship he was on was torpedoed by a U boat 4 October 1918. Aged 21. Resident of 4, Hartfield Road, Eastbourne. CH. No known grave. Commemorated on the Hollybrook Memorial Southampton.

TROTMAN

Arthur

Leading Seaman Sussex/3/325, RNVR, SS “Barrister”. One of 30 lost when SS ”Barrister ” (4,952 tons) was torpedoed by a U boat off Chicken Rock, Isle of Man 19 September 1918. Aged 45. Enlisted in 1914. Served in Antwerp Expedition and the Dardanelles, where he was wounded. Resident of Desmond Road, Eastbourne. Formerly a local Postman SAN (A. Tratman). No known grave. Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea.

TRUMBLE

Frederick Hugh Geoffrey

Lieutenant, Royal Navy, HMS “Warwick”. Killed in action during the raid on Ostende 10 May 1918. Aged 24. Son of Frederick and Ada Trumble formerly of Tunbridge Wells, later ‘The Old House,‘ Haywards Heath. Eastbourne connection unknown. Born in Sandown Isle of Wight. Included on the Haywards Heath War Memorial. Not included on main memorial St. Johns only. Buried in Dover (St. James’s) Cemetery.

TUCKER

John Ayre

Second Lieutenant, 115th Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action in Ypres 1 November 1914. Aged 20. Mentioned in despatches. Son of Wallace and Charlotte Tucker of 20, Bute Street, London. Resident of 8, Hurst Road, Eastbourne. Educated at Uppingham and The RMA Woolwich. Enlisted in 1913. Buried in Ypres Town Cemetery.

TUGWELL

Samuel James

Airman 1st Class 1934, Royal Flying Corps, No 3 Squadron. Killed in an accident when a bomb exploded on Merville Aerodrome 13 February 1915. Aged 20. Son of Mr and Mrs G.J. Tugwell of 33, Broomfield Road, Eastbourne. Employed as a Motor Mechanic. M(G). Buried in Chocques Military Cemetery

TUGWELL

William George

Private SD. 1481, 12th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action on the Rue De Bois 30 June 1916. Aged 18. Son of William and Eliza Tugwell of 7, Broderick Road, Hampden Park, Eastbourne. Born in Willingdon and enlisted in Bexhill on Sea. HP. Employed in Eastbourne as a grocer. Buried in St. Vaast Post British Cemetery

TUPPEN

James

Private SD.1569, 12th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action on the Rue De Bois 30 June 1916. Aged 21. Son of Mr and Mrs George Albert Tuppen of 13, Dudley Road, Eastbourne. Born Meads and enlisted in Eastbourne. (SDGW Tupper) CH. No known grave. Commemorated on The Loos Memorial

TUPPER

William

Private 21313, 2nd Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. 29th Division. Killed in action on the Somme 10 July 1916. Aged 36. Formerly with the Royal Sussex. (G.5600). Born in Storrington and enlisted in Brighton. Railway Porter. Buried in Knightsbridge Cemetery, Mesnil-Martinsart

TURK

Reginald Thomas

Rifleman S/33810, 1/10th Battalion, London Regiment (The Rifle Brigade, Prince Consorts Own) 54th Division. Killed in action in Palestine 2 November 1917. Aged 19. Son of Mr and Mrs Frederick Robert Jones Turk of 8, Spring Terrace, Old Town, Eastbourne. Born in Eastbourne and enlisted in Chichester. SM. No known grave. Commemorated on The Jerusalem Memorial

TURNER

Charles Norton

Private SD. 1620, 12th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Died of wounds in base hospital at Etaples 3 July 1916. Aged 20. Son of Charles and Kate Turner of 120, Hurst Road, Eastbourne. Born Christchurch Eastbourne and enlisted in Eastbourne. Employed locally as a plumbers assistant. EU. Buried in Etaples Military Cemetery

TURNER

Ernest Henry

Private 21339, 2nd Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. 29th Division. Killed in action at Arras 23 April 1917. Aged 35. Husband of Mrs L.L. Turner of 11, Beach Road, Eastbourne. Born in Ashburnham and enlisted in Eastbourne. Formerly with the Royal Sussex (G.7168) CH Ashburnham Estate Carter. Buried in Windmill British Cemetery Monchy Le Preux

TURNER

John Henry

Gunner 661431, 376th Battery, 169th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds 16 October 1917. Aged 35. Husband of Mrs Mabel Turner (Remarried Sutton) later of ‘The Bulls Head Hotel,’ Boreham Street. Born and enlisted in Eastbourne. Hotel Manager of ‘The Lion Inn’ Seaside. SAN. Buried in Erquinghem-Lys Churchyard Extension.

TURTON

Stanley Arthur Reith

Corporal G. 19584, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Killed in action near Cambrin 19 August 1918. Aged 36. Son of Arthur and Maria Turton of 22, Glynde Avenue, Hampden Park, Eastbourne. Husband of Grace Victoria Lomas Turton of 19, Mayfield Place, Upper Avenue, Eastbourne. Born in London and enlisted in Eastbourne. Hardware dealer. HP. Buried in Cambrin Military Cemetery

TUTT

Frederick

Private 41678, 1st Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment. 7th Division. Killed in action at Ypres 26 October 1917. Aged 19. Son of Harry Dennis and Rose Tutt of 66, Beach Road, Eastbourne. Shop assistant. CH. No known grave. Commemorated on The Tyne Cot Memorial

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