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EASTBOURNE WAR MEMORIAL
SURNAMES W

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

WADEY

Percy David

Lance Corporal G.3756, 9th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 24th Division. Killed in action at Loos 25 September 1915. Aged 22. Son of Isaac and Sarah Wadey of “Fernlea” Littlehampton Road, West Worthing. Born and enlisted in Eastbourne. Employed as a land evaluator in Eastbourne. Resident of 29, Greys Road, Old Town Eastbourne. SM. No known grave. Commemorated on The Loos Memorial

WAGSTAFF

Frederick George

Private SD.1486, 12th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Died of wounds in Bethune 15 May 1916. Aged 26. Son of Emily Wagstaffe of 2, Artillery Cottages, Seaside Road, Eastbourne. Born and enlisted in Eastbourne. Employed in the town as a grocery porter. CH. Buried in Bethune Town Cemetery

WAITE

Hugh Conyers

Second Lieutenant, 29th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (The British Columbia Regiment). 2nd Canadian Division. Killed in action near Vimy Ridge 6 April 1917. Aged 25. Formerly with the 2/8th Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Arthur Turner and Emily Waite. Born in Leeds. Resident of 7, Hurst Road, Eastbourne. Buried in H.A.C.Cemetery, Ecoust-St. Mein

WAKELY

Wilfred Ernest

[Listed on memorial as Wakeley] Private 776, 1/1st Battalion, Dorset Yeomanry. Killed in action in Egypt 26 February 1916. Aged 29. Son of James Wakely (Silversmith) and Mrs Maria Wakely of Camberwell Born in Camberwell and enlisted in Sherborne Eastbourne connection unknown. CH (L). Buried in Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt.

WALDER

Herbert Edwin

Private G.14229, 7th Battalion, Royal West Surrey Regiment. 18th Division. Killed in action on the Somme 8 November 1916. Aged 30. Son of Edwin and Emma Walder of Eastbourne. Husband of Hilda May Walder of 1, Chawnbrook Road, Eastbourne. Born and enlisted in Eastbourne. Coal Merchants employee. CH Regina Trench Cemetery, Grandcourt

WALDER

William Joseph

Private 25202, 12th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers 24th Division. (Attached 20th Manchesters). Killed in action on the Somme 20 July 1916. Aged 24. Son of Joseph and Jane Annie Walder of 19, Vicarage Road, Old Town, Eastbourne. SM. Born in Eastbourne and enlisted in Folkestone, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial

WALKER

Ernest George

Corporal SD.1624, 13th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action during the German Spring Offensive 23 March 1918. Born in Wandsworth and enlisted in Eastbourne. Resident of 20, Elms Avenue Eastbourne. HT. No known grave. Commemorated on The Pozieres Memorial

WALKER

Maurice John Lea

Second Lieutenant, 6th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action at Arras 3 May 1917. Aged 24. Son of The Rev. John William and Mrs Edith Anne Walker of 5, College Road, Eastbourne. Educated at Uppingham and Pembroke College, Cambridge. Included on Cambridge University War List. No known grave. Commemorated on The Arras Memorial

WALKER

Norton Albert James

Private G.12966, 8th Battalion, Royal West Surrey Regiment. 24th Division. Taken prisoner and died in captivity, of wounds suffered during the March Retreat 28 March 1918. Aged 37 Born in Hailsham and enlisted in Eastbourne. Resident of 29, St Mary’s Road Eastbourne. Local Carter. Buried in Le Cateau Military Cemetery

WALKER

Percy Edward

Private SD.255, 11th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action 8 October 1916. Aged 27. Son of Mr and Mrs Johnathan Walker of Sandrocks Cottages, Hailsham. Born and enlisted in Eastbourne. Included on Hailsham War Memorial. Not included on the main Eastbourne Memorial. Christchurch Parish Church only. Buried in Auchonvillers Military Cemetery

WALKER

Roland James

Private L.10160, 1st Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment. 5th Division. Died of wounds in Bethune 30 October 1914. Aged 18. Son of Rosabella McKillow (formerly Walker) of 2, Tower Street, Eastbourne. Formerly of Littlehampton. Born and enlisted in Eastbourne.CH. Buried in Bethune Town Cemetery

WALKER, DSO

Reginald Selby

Lieutenant Colonel, Royal Engineers, V1 Corps H.Q. Killed in action 30 September 1918. Aged 46. Son of Lt Col John Selby and Mrs Selby Walker. Husband of Mrs Ethel Bridges Walker of 7, The Grove, Sunderland. Served in France 1914/18. St Michael and All Angels. Buried in Flequieres Hill British Cemetery

WALKER

William

Unidentified

WALKER

William Edward

Private L.10122, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Killed in action at Richebourg 9 May 1915. Aged 23. Resident of Bullock Down Farm, Beachy Head, Eastbourne. Born in Sussex and enlisted in Chichester. Employed as a cowman. SJ?. No known grave. Commemorated on The Le Touret Memorial

WALLER

Henry

Corporal SD.130, 11th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action near Ypres 15 August 1917. Aged 23. Son of Harry and Mary Waller of 2, Norman Cottages, Worthing Road, Eastbourne. Born St. Andrews, Eastbourne and enlisted in Eastbourne. Employed in the town as a butcher. SAN. Buried in Bus House Cemetery, Voormezeele, Belgium

WALLER

James

Private 51523, 9th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. 12th Division attached 177th Tunnelling Company, Royal Engineers. Died of wounds 25 May 1917. Aged 32. Son of Thomas and Fanny Waller of Eastbourne. Husband of Laura Waller of 29, Leonards Street, St. Augustines, Norwich, Norfolk. Born and enlisted in Eastbourne. Employed as a butcher CH. Buried in Ljissenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium

WALLS

George Edward

Private SD.2199, 12th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action on the Rue De Bois 30 June 1916. Aged 39. Son of Frederick John and Maria Elizabeth Walls. Born in Lewisham and enlisted in Bexhill. Included on the Woolwich War Memorial Hospital Roll of Honour. Buried in Cabaret Rouge British Cemetery.

WARE

Royston Kenneth

Private SD.1492, 13th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Died of wounds in captivity 27 April 1918. Aged 22. Son of William and Sarah Ware of 63, Sidley Road, Eastbourne. Born and enlisted in Eastbourne. Employed in Eastbourne as a florist. SS and St Peters O.B. Guild. Buried in Harlebeke New British Cemetery, Belgium

WARNER

Sydney

Private G.16001, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Died of wounds 13 May 1918. Aged 27. Born and enlisted in Eastbourne. Resident of 55 Green Street, Old Town, Eastbourne. Employed as a grocers assistant in Eastbourne. SM. Buried in Cambrin Military Cemetery

WATERS

Charles A (H)

No included on main memorial Christchurch only (Probably Waters C H)

WATERS

Charles Henry

Private G.40460 1st Battalion the Middlesex Regiment. 33rd Division. Died of wounds 26 September 1918. Aged 29. Son of Mr and Mrs Waters of Eastbourne. Born in Eastbourne and enlisted in Chichester. Formerly G.12153 Royal Sussex. AS. Buried in Thilloy Road Cemetery, Beaulencourt

WATHEN

Albert Charles

Sapper 239335, 261st Railway Construction Company, Royal Engineers. Died of wounds 30 November 1917. Aged 26. Son of Thomas and Eliza Wathen of 32, Broomfield Road, Eastbourne. Born in Lower Edmonton, Middlesex and enlisted in Eastbourne. Employed as a barman at the Pier Hotel. CH. Buried in Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery

WATKINS

Joseph Adamson

Sapper 147450, 250th Tunnelling Company, Royal Engineers (Formerly Royal West Kents). Died 19 December 1916. Aged 36. Son of Joseph and Agnes Watkins of Eastbourne. Born and enlisted in Brighton. CH. Buried in Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension (Nord)

WATKINSON

E

Unidentified Resident of 91, Hurst Road, Eastbourne (MB)

WATSON

Alfred

Private G.4031, 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action near Hulluch 16 October 1915. Age 17. Son of William and Bessie Watson of 94, Susans Road. Eastbourne. Born and enlisted in Eastbourne. Employed in Eastbourne as a baker. AS. No known grave. Commemorated on The Loos Memorial

WATSON

Edward

M (WS) Royal Sussex Not positively identified

WATSON

George William Frederick

Lance Corporal SD.127, 11th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action at Becourt 3 September 1916. Aged 23. Son of George and Georgina Watson of 8, St. George’s Road, Eastbourne. Born and enlisted in Eastbourne. Florists assistant CH and HT. Buried in Bouzincourt Ridge Cemetery.

WATSON

Hugh E

Private 33521, 1st Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. 3rd Division. Killed in action 31 July 1917. Age 28. Son of George and Catherine Watson of 62, Dairy Road, Edinburgh. Husband of Ella Shield Watson of 4, Ivy Terrace, Eastbourne. Born in Edinburgh and enlisted in Eastbourne. Buried in Lebucquiere Communal Cemetery Extension.

WAYMARK

Benjamin

Private SD.488, 11th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Died of wounds in military hospital near Ypres 24 March 1917. Aged 46. Son of Mr and Mrs James Waymark of Westham. Husband of Frances Mary Anne Waymark of 21, St, Jame’s Road, Bexhill. Born in Westham and enlisted in Bexhill. SAN. Buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery

WAYMARK

Bertram

Bombardier 73544, 51st Battery, 39th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action on the Marne 20 September 1914. Aged 19. Son of George Daniel and Millie Waymark of 92, Melbourne Road, Eastbourne. Shop Porter CH. No known grave. Commemorated on The Ferte Sous Jouarre Memorial

WAYMARK

Bertie Andrew

Private L.7388, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Killed in action at Richebourg 9 May 1915. Aged 30 Regular soldier. Born in Eastbourne and enlisted in Dover. Not included on any Eastbourne Memorials. No known grave. Commemorated on The Le Touret Memorial

WAYMARK

Charles William

Lance Corporal 554010, 1/16th Battalion, London Regiment. (Queens Westminster Rifles). 56th Division. Killed in action 17 June 1918. Aged 24. Son of Charles John and Sarah Anne Waymark of 22, Manifold Road, Eastbourne. Born in Eastbourne and enlisted in Holborn. Resident of Pimlico. Employed as a clerk. CH. Buried in Dainville British Cemetery

WEAVER

Horace William

Sub Lieutenant, RNVR, “Howe” Battalion, Royal Naval Division, Gallipoli. Died of wounds 15 July 1915. Aged 47. Enlisted in 1892. 23 years service. Son of Horace and Rose Weaver. Husband of Mrs E I Weaver of 11, Fairlight Road, Eastbourne. Born in Gillingham, Kent. RND SAN. Buried in Lancashire Landing Cemetery, Gallipoli.

WEAVER

Jesse

Private SD.2815, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Killed in action on the Sambre-Oise Canal crossings 4 November 1918. Aged 36. Husband of Mrs A.F. Weaver of 26, Springfield Road, Eastbourne. Born in Plumpton and enlisted in Eastbourne. Employed as a carman in Eastbourne. Formerly with the South Downs Battalions. CH. Buried in Premont British Cemetery

WEDDLE

Thomas Henry

Lance Corporal 8083, 2nd Battalion, Royal Berkshire Regiment. 8th Division. Killed in action at the Battle of Neuve Chapelle 15 March 1915. Aged 27. Regular Soldier. Enlisted in 1905. Served in India. Son of Mr and Mrs Thomas Weddle of 96, Longstone Road, Eastbourne. Born and enlisted in Eastbourne. AS. No known grave. Commemorated on The Le Touret Memorial

WEEKS

Sydney Charles

Lieutenant, 2/72nd Punjabis. Indian Army Died of influenza in India 28 November 1918. Aged 22. Enlisted in RNVR in 1912, serving in Antwerp, Gallipoli and India. Commissioned in India in October 1917. Son of Henry James and Mrs M.J.S Weeks of 7, Elms Avenue, Eastbourne. Accountant HT and SS (Weekes) EU? No known grave. Commemorated on The Kirkee 1914/18 Memorial, India.

WELCHMAN

Robert Stanley

Sergeant SD.131, 11th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Died of wounds in captivity 13 September 1916. Age 21. Son of Stanley and Lucy Welchman of West Lydford, Somerset. Born in Belper, Derbyshire and enlisted in Eastbourne. Employed in Eastbourne as a solicitors clerk. Resident 43, Cavendish Avenue Eastbourne. HT. Buried in Achiet le Grand Communal Cemetery Extension

WELLARD

John Caleb

Private 34000, 1/7th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. 48th Division. Died of wounds near Ypres (Grave lost) 8 October 1917. Aged 25. Son of Mrs E.L. Wellard of 53, Church Street, Eastbourne. Born in Battersea and enlisted in Chichester. Formerly East Kents. M (G). No known grave. Commemorated on The Tyne Cot Memorial

WELLS

Frederick Neville

Lieutenant, Royal Army Service Corps, Horse Transport and Supply. Died in military hospital in Le Havre 7 November 1918. Aged 38. Son of Rev. Harry and Mrs Ellen Wells of Scarletts, Twyford, Berkshire. Born at Prestwood Vicarage, Prestwood, Bucks. St Michael and All Angels only. Buried in Ste. Marie Cemetery, Le Havre

WENHAM

Frederick Peter

Private SD.261, 9th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 24th Division. Died of wounds 30 July 1917. Aged 21. Son of Mr and Mrs H.S. Wenham of 13 Meads Road, Eastbourne. Born and enlisted in Eastbourne. Previously with the 11th Battalion. TWES SJ EU. Buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium

WESCHE

Ernest Brocklesby

Captain, South Lancashire Regiment attached to the Nigeria Regiment, West African Field Force Died in Nigeria 19 October 1914. St Michaels and All Angels only. No known grave. Commemorated on the Ibadan Memorial, Nigeria

WEST

James Henry

Private SD.4166, 13th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action near the Schawben Redoubt 21 October 1916. Aged 21. Son of George and Ellen West of 177, Langney Road, Eastbourne. Born and enlisted in Eastbourne. Employed as a cycle mechanic in Eastbourne. No known grave. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial

WEST, MM

Leonard

Private SD.2189, 13th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action on the opening day of the third battle of Ypres 31 July 1917. Aged 22. Son of George and Ellen West of 177, Langney Road, Eastbourne. Born and enlisted in Eastbourne. Employed as a motor mechanic in Eastbourne. CH. No known grave. Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial,

WEST

Thomas Harvey

Private SD.484, 11th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action on the Somme 3 September 1916. Aged 23. Son of Harvey and Emma West of 52, Beach Road, Eastbourne. Born in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, and enlisted in Eastbourne. CH. No known grave. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial

WESTON

Herbert

Able Seaman 205055, Royal Navy, HMS “Lancaster”. Died on active service in the Pacific Ocean on 3 October 1918. Aged 34, and buried in Peru. Born in Eastbourne and enlisted in 1900 as a regular E.Gas. Buried in Bellavista Old British Cemetery, Callao, Peru

WESTON

William

Bombardier 15648, “A” Battery, 58th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 24 April 1917. Born in Polegate and enlisted in Eastbourne. Resident of 108. Longstone Road, Eastbourne. Painter. AS and HT. Buried in Croisilles British Cemetery

WHATFORD

George Lumley

Captain, 66th Punjabis, 16th (Poona) Brigade, of the 6th Indian Division. Indian Army. Regular officer, enlisted in 1899. Mesopotamian front. Killed in action during the Battle of Ctesiphon 22 November 1915. Age 37. Son of Jack Henry Whatford and Emily Rose Whatford of 12, Seaside Road, Eastbourne. Born in Eastbourne. Brother of Stuart Whatford. Played cricket for Sussex. 1904 HT. No known grave. Commemorated on The Basra Memorial, Iraq.

WHATFORD, CMG. DSO and Bar Croix de Guerre with Palm and Croce di Guerra (Italy)

Stuart Lumley

Lieutenant Colonel, 8th Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment. Killed in an accident in Fiume Northern Italy after the war 30 September 1919. Aged 40. Enlisted in 1900. Son of Jack Henry Whatford (Dentist) and Emily Rose Whatford of 12 Seaside Road, Eastbourne. Educated at St Laurence College, Ramsgate, Kent. Born in Eastbourne. HT. Cross in St. Peters (St. Saviours). Buried in Arquata Scrivia Communal Cemetery Extension, Italy.

WHEELER

Henry Thornton Camden

Captain, Gold Coast Regiment. West African Frontier Force attached from 3rd Battalion, Kings Liverpool Regiment. Regular officer. Died of yellow fever in The Gold Coast 30 October 1916. Aged 42. Son of Luke and Margaret Elizabeth Wheeler formerly of York. Husband of Mabel Wheeler of “Ardentallen” Upper Sea Road, Bexhill. Born in Torquay, Devon. Buried in Gambaga European Cemetery, Ghana

WHELAN, MM

Frank Burnelle George

Sergeant 925628, “A” Battery, 290th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds 26 April 1918. Aged 29. Son of Harry and Grace Whelan of Hampstead. Born St. Pancras and enlisted West Hampstead. Eastbourne connection unknown Resident St Leonards Road (MB). Buried in Crouy British Cemetery, Crouy-sur-Somme

WHITE

Charles Henry

Private 41324, 9th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. 12th Division. Killed in action on the Somme 7 October 1916. Aged 37. Born in Hastings and enlisted in Eastbourne. Resident of 31, Ceylo Place, Eastbourne. Labourer. HT. No known grave. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial

WHITE

Harry Saunders

Driver 170095, 1035th Area Labour Company, Labour Corps Formerly 130th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died of influenza in Greece 3 January 1919. Aged 39. Husband of Mary Louisa White of 107, Sydney Road, Eastbourne. CH. Buried in Bralo British Cemetery, Western Greece.

WHITE

Vivian Robert

Possibly Lance Sergeant 51694, Machine Gun Corps (Cavalry). 9th Squadron. Killed in action 9 August 1918. Aged 34. Son of Mr and Mrs Robert White of Bedford. Born in Albourne, Sussex and enlisted in Bedford. Formerly with the Bedford Yeomanry. Bank Clerk. No known grave. Commemorated on The Vis en Artois Memorial

WHITEHEAD

Harry

Airman 2nd Class 44469, Royal Flying Corps, School of Technical Training (Reading). Died at home 14 January 1918. CH. Buried in Eastbourne (Ocklynge) Cemetery

WHITEHORN

Aubrey

Private L.7691, 3rd, Reserve Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment. Died of gas poisoning after the war 30 January 1920. Aged 37. Son of Mr and Mrs Samuel Whitehorn. Husband of Emily Alice Whitehorn (remarried) of 9, Winter Road, Eastbourne. Born in Lewes. CH (MB) 85, Pevensey Road, Eastbourne. Buried in Eastbourne (Ocklynge) Cemetery

WHITEMAN

Edward Musgrave

Trooper 1780, Household Cavalry, Household Battalion. Killed in action near Arras 3 May 1917. Aged 22. Son of Mr and Mrs Alexander Musgrave Whiteman of 2, Desmond Road, Eastbourne. Born in Eastbourne and enlisted in Brighton. Formerly with Sussex Yeomanry. Employed locally as a butcher. SAN. No known grave. Commemorated on The Arras Memorial

WICKENS, Croix De Guerre (Belgium)

Albert Henry

Battery Sergeant Major 50495, “A” Battery, 16th Brigade, Royal Horse Artillery. Cavalry Division. Died of Wounds 5 April 1918. Aged 28. Regular enlisted in 1908. Served in Africa and India. Son of Albert Edward and Mary Alice Wickham of 381, Seaside Road, Eastbourne. Born at Castle Keep, Dover and enlisted in Brighton. Eastbourne Grocer. SAN. Buried in Picquigny British Cemetery

WICKHAM

James

Private 26805, 7th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. 63rd Royal Naval Division. Killed in action on the Ancre 13 November 1916. Aged 32. Son of Mr and Mrs Wickham of Eastbourne. Born and enlisted in Eastbourne. CH. Buried in Ancre British Cemetery, Beaumont-Hamel

WICKHAM

Walter John

Private 8252, 2nd Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. 29th Division, Gallipoli. Killed in action on Gallipoli 6 August 1915. Aged 27. Regular. Enlisted 1908. Served in South Africa and India. Son of Mr and Mrs Wickham of 39, Tideswell Road, Eastbourne. Born in East Grinstead and enlisted in Eastbourne. Employed as a milkman by The Sussex Dairy Company. AS. No known grave. Commemorated on The Helles Memorial Gallipoli, Turkey.

WIGHTWICK

Herbert M

Private 13691, 5th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (The Saskatchewan Regiment). 1st Canadian Division. Killed in action near Ypres 5 May 1915. Aged 29. Son of Emily H. Wightwick formerly of Loose in Kent. Born in Tonbridge. Not included on main Memorial All Souls Church only. Buried in Duhallow ADS Cemetery, Belgium

WILBREY

Edgar John Charles

Lance Corporal 28175, 8th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. 18th Division. Killed in action at Ypres 12 October 1917. Aged 22. Son of John and Sarah Wilbrey of Handsworth. Born in Wolverhampton and enlisted in Lewes. Resident of 35, Ceylon Place, Eastbourne. Educated at Wolverhampton Grammar School. Journalist. Formerly G. 9215, Royal Sussex Regiment. HT. No known grave. Commemorated on The Tyne Cot Memorial

WILCOCKSON

Jack Kingsley

Private (Gunner) 76112, “C” Heavy Battery (Tanks), Tank Corps. Killed in action near Ypres 4 July 1917. Aged 20. Only son of Arthur Edward and Marian Wilcockson of 26, Susans Road, Eastbourne. Born and enlisted in Eastbourne. Formerly with the London Regiment (Civil Service Rifles). AS SP. Buried in Gwalia Cemetery, Ypres, Belgium.

WILEY

George Percy

Lance Corporal 1033245, Royal Canadian Regiment. 3rd Canadian Division. Killed in action at Vimy Ridge 9 April 1917. Aged 24. Son of Samuel and Agnes Wiley of 42, Dudley Road, Eastbourne. Later of Falmouth, Massachusetts. No known grave. Commemorated on The Vimy Memorial

WILKINS

Charles Edward

Private 21411, 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. 37th Division. Killed in action at Arras 12 April 1917. Aged 30. Son of Mr and Mrs Henry Wilkins of 82, Church Street, Old Town, Eastbourne. Husband of Bessie Wilkins of 4, Alfrey Road, Seaside, Eastbourne. Born and enlisted in Eastbourne. Formerly with the Royal Field Artillery. Groundsman. SM SAN. Buried in Feuchy Chapel British Cemetery, Wancourt

WILKINSON, MC

James Fischer

Major, Royal Field Artillery, 54th Battery, 39th Brigade. Died of wounds 29 October 1918. Aged 23. Son of Alfred Maximillian and Ione Mary Wilkinson of Wittersham, Kent. Educated at Sandroyd School, Cobham, Surrey, Harrow, and Royal Military Academy, Woolwich. Included on Wittersham Parish War Memorial. Not included on main memorial St. Johns Church only. Buried in La Vallee-Mulatre Communal Cemetery Extension.

WILLIAMS

Frederick Thesiger

Lieutenant Colonel, 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. 8th Division. Died of wounds in base hospital at Rouen 12 July 1916. Aged 38. Enlisted in 1895. Educated at Cheltenham and Sandhurst RMA. Born at Abbeyfield, Colchester, Essex. Son of Major General Henry Ernest Thesiger Williams and Mary Elizabeth Williams. Resident of 30, Arlington Road, Eastbourne. HT. Buried in St. Sever Cemetery, Rouen

WILLOUGHBY

Alfred Herbert

Lieutenant, Royal Navy, HMS “Ghurka”. Destroyer mined off Dungeness 8 February 1917. Aged 33. Only 5 survivors. Son of Mr and Mrs H. Willoughby of 142, Ashford Road, Eastbourne. Regular who enlisted in 1899. Husband of Beatrice Elizabeth Willoughby of “The Laurels”, 36, Warren Avenue, Milton, Portsmouth AS. No known grave. Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea.

WILLOUGHBY

Frank

Rifleman 653343, 1/21st Battalion, London Regiment (Surrey Rifles). 47th London Division. Killed in action at Messines 7 June 1917. Aged 22. Son of Walter and Maria Willoughby of 11, Bakers Road, Old Town, Eastbourne. Born in Eastbourne and enlisted in West London. Resident of Fulham. Formerly with the East Surreys. Chemist. SM. No known grave. Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium

WILSON

T

Unidentified HT

WILSON

William George

Private 18892, 18th Battalion, Kings (Liverpool Regiment) 66th Division. Died of wounds 8 October 1918. Aged 28. (MB) 18, Tideswell Road, Eastbourne. Son of Mr and Mrs J. Wilson of Liverpool. Husband of Mrs D E Wilson of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Born and enlisted in Liverpool. Educated in Liverpool. AS. Buried in Busigny Communal Cemetery Extension.

WINCHESTER

Philip George Dalton

Flight Cadet 45514, 63rd Training Squadron, Royal Air Force. Killed while flying training in the United Kingdom 29 August 1918. Aged 24. Son of Philip and Mary Winchester of 182, Seaside, Eastbourne. Husband of Rosina Maud Winchester (remarried) 4, Winchelsea Road, Eastbourne. Born at Eastbourne. Formerly with 2nd King Edwards Horse in France. Employed in Eastbourne as a bakers confectioner. CH. Buried in Eastbourne (Ocklynge) Cemetery

WINGARD

Frederick Herbert

Able Seaman Sussex 3/104, RNVR, SS “Argus”. Lost at Sea 21 October 1917. RNVR Memorial and EU. No known grave. Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea.

WINGFIELD

Frederick James

Bombardier 68210, Royal Field Artillery, 36th Trench Mortar Battery. Killed in action near Ypres 31 July 1917. Aged 34. Son of Mr Wingfield and Mrs Jane Wingfield of Ide Hill, Sevenoaks, Kent. Husband of Mrs M.Wingfield (remarried) later of Lincoln. Born in Plymouth and enlisted in Pinner. Pinner resident. Eastbourne connection unknown. Included on Pinner War Memorial. SM. No known grave. Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial,

WOOD

Alfred Walter

Sergeant 36231, 8th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. 18th Division. Killed in action at Ypres 12 October 1917. Aged 24. Son of Alice Martha Wood of 12, St. George’s Road, Eastbourne. Born in Eastbourne and enlisted in Battersea. CH. No known grave. Commemorated on The Tyne Cot Memorial

WOOD

Arthur Thomas

Lance Corporal 1321, 8th Divisional Cycle Company, Army Cyclist Corps. Formerly with The Rifle Brigade. Killed in action near Levantie 12 March 1915. Aged 21. Son of Alfred and Susan Wood of 114, Bourne Street, Eastbourne. Born and enlisted in Eastbourne. AS. Buried in Royal Irish Rifles, Graveyard, Laventie

WOOD

Charles Horace Percival

Lieutenant, RNVR, HMS “Victory”, Portsmouth. Died at home 1 April 1917. CH. Buried in Eastbourne (Ocklynge) Cemetery

WOOD

Charles William

Private G.27836, 23rd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. 33rd Division. Killed in action at Arras 3 May 1917. Aged 21. Son of Mr Wood and Mrs Harriett Wood of 46, Seaford Road, Eastbourne. Born and enlisted in Eastbourne. M (S). No known grave. Commemorated on The Arras Memorial

WOOD

Hubert Kenneth

Lieutenant 2/2nd Battalion, Kings African Rifles. Killed in action in German East Africa 16 May 1917. Aged 30. Son of Herbert John and Alice Wood of Walton on Thames, Surrey St Michael and All Angels only. Buried in Morogoro Cemetery Tanzania

WOOD

William

Stoker 1st Class K/14950, Royal Navy, HMS “Achillies”. Died on active service 1 February 1915. Aged 24. Son of Stephen and Martha Wood of 31, Eshton Road, Eastbourne. Born in Eastbourne. CH. Buried in Inverness (Tomnahurich) Cemetery.

WOODGATE

Cyril Lloyd

Private 26809, 7th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers 63rd Royal Naval Division. Killed in action on the Ancre 13 November 1916. Aged 22. Son of Jacob and Emily Woodgate of 26, Mayfield Place, Eastbourne. Born and enlisted in Eastbourne. Accountant. St. Philips. No known grave. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial

WOODGATE

William

Private 21334, 1st Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. 5th Division. Killed in action 31 August 1918. Aged 22. Born in Eastbourne and enlisted in Eastbourne. Eastbourne resident of 10, Woodgate Road. Grocers assistant. Formerly with Royal Sussex Regiment. Wounded four times and gassed. No known grave. Commemorated on The Vis en Artois Memorial

WOODS

Charles Wesley

Private 34732, 8th Battalion, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. 25th Division. Killed in action 29 May 1917. Aged 30. Son of Mr and Mrs Woods of 29, Sydney Road, Eastbourne. Husband of Ruby Rose Woods of 19, Desmond Road, Eastbourne. Born in Whetstone, Leicestershire and enlisted in Chelsea. Formerly with, Royal Engineers. Master Baker. SAN and M(C). Buried in St. Quentin Cabaret Military Cemetery

WOODWARD

Edward Seymer

Lieutenant, 97th Deccan Infantry, 35th Infantry Brigade, Indian Army. Killed in action in Mesopotamia during the operations to relieve Kut El Amara 6 January 1916. Aged 31. Son of The Rev. Richard Salisbury Woodward M.A. of All Saints Vicarage Eastbourne, later of 17, Canynge Road, Clifton, Bristol and Mrs Mary Louisa Woodward. Husband of Mrs Norah Frances Woodward Regular officer formerly with the Royal Sussex and The Kings Liverpool. Joined Deccan infantry in 1909 All Saints. No known grave. Commemorated on The Basra Memorial

WOOLLEY

Alfred John

Private S.2302, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Special reservist. Killed in action on the 9 May 1915 at Richebourg. Aged 35. Son of Henry and Emily Woolley of Hastings Resident of 1, Firle Road, Eastbourne. Born in Hastings and enlisted in Eastbourne. CH. No known grave. Commemorated on The Le Touret Memorial

WOOLGAR

Frederick James

Rifleman 9415, 1st Battalion, Kings Royal Rifle Corps. 2nd Division. Killed in action near La Basse 24 December 1914. Age 23 Born in Poplar, London and enlisted in New Cross. Regular Soldier. (MB) Address given 8, Guestling Road, Eastbourne. SAN. No known grave. Commemorated on The Le Touret Memorial.

WRIGHT

A H

Unidentified Resident of 1, Cavendish Place Eastbourne (MB)

WRIGHT

Herbert Thomas

Gunner 238418, “C” Battery, 155th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Gassed and died in hospital in Herne Bay 11 October 1918. Age 30. Son of Mr and Mrs E.Wright. Husband of Naomi Wright of 120, Bourne Street, Eastbourne. Born and enlisted in Eastbourne. LB and SC Railway Employee. AS CH and SP. Buried in Eastbourne (Ocklynge) Cemetery

WRIGHT-INGLE

Cecil Hubert

Second Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion, Leinster Regiment. 24th Division. Formerly with the Royal Fusiliers. Killed in action 30 April 1916. Aged 32. Son of Mr and Mrs G.W. Wright-Ingle of “ Linkwood “ Compton Place Road, Old Town Eastbourne. MA (Cambridge). Educated at Malvern College, and Pembroke College, Cambridge. Barrister. SM Included on The Cambridge University War List Buried in Ration Farm (La Plus Douve) Annexe

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