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EDBURTON WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Transcribed Chris Comber

There is a stone tablet set in the North Wall of St Andrews Parish Church bearing the names of nine men from the First War and three from the Second.

1914-1918

BAKER

James

Private G/12944, 1st Battalion, The East Kent Regiment. 6th Division. Killed in action 10th December 1916. Aged 26. Husband of Mrs Annie Edith Baker of Edburton (remarried Backshall); later of ‘The Old School House’, Nep Loun, Henfield. Born in Hangleton and enlisted in Henfield. Formerly with The 1/4th Royal Sussex. Buried in Guards Cemetery, Windy Corner, Cuinchy. F.279

BAKER

Samuel

Private G/16288, 12th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment 39th Division. Killed in action on the Somme 22nd October 1916. Husband of Mrs S. Baker of Stable Cottage, Albourne. Born on Portslade and enlisted in Worthing. Buried in Connaught Cemetery F. 215

BAKER

William

Not positively identified, but possibly either William Baker, Private L/8948, 1st Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Died in Mesopotamia 10th October 1916 or William Baker, Private S/2066, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment Killed in action at Richebourg 9th May 1915.

BALDEY

Charles [William]

Corporal 39955, 1/21st Battalion, The London Regiment (The Surrey Rifles). 63rd Division. Killed in action 25th August 1918. Aged 21. Son of Charles & Maria Baldey of High Croft, Nep Tower, Henfield. Formerly with the Royal Sussex Regiment. Born in Brighton and enllisted in Chichester. Resident of Fulking. Commemorated on The Vis en Artois Memorial MR.16.

BROWN

Arthur William

Private SD/4950, 11th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action on the Rue de Bois 30th June 1916. Aged 33. Son of James Arthur & Mary Anne Brown of Edburton. Born in Westmeston and enlisted in Brighton. Buried in St. Vaast Post Military Cemetery F.631

LUCAS

James Edward

Private G/9194, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Killed in action near Bazentin 7th August 1916. Aged 23. Son of Mr & Mrs Oliver Lucas of Fulking. Born in Fulking and enlisted in Hove. Buried in Brewery Orchard Cemetery F. 83

LUFF

Elias

Private L/4705, 3rd Home Reserve Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. Died at home 18th April 1916. Aged 40. Son of Mr Luff & Mrs Susan Luff of Fulking. Old regular soldier recalled to the colours in 1914. Buried in Portslade Cemetery

WEARN

Richard[Percival]

Private 2040, 4th Battalion, The Australian Infantry. 1st Australian Division. Killed in action 15th May 1916. Aged 26. Son of Mr W.H. & Mrs May Anne Wearn of Fulking. Buried in Merville Communal Cemetery F.345

SHEPPARD

Charles Edward

Shoeing Smith 123947, ‘C’ Battery, 187th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds in Belgium 6th October 1918. Aged 26. Husband of Mrs F. S. F. Sheppard of Shaveswood Farm, Albourne. Born in Fulking and enlisted in Hove. Buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium B.11.

1939-1945

LUCAS

James [William]

Flight Sergeant 751653, 55 Squadron (Bristol Blenheim Mk.1Vs), Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Killed in action 12th September 1941. Age 20. Son of Percival Walter & Jane Mabel Lucas of Fulking. Commemorated on The Alemein memorial, Egypt.

RIDGE

John [Alfred]

Chief Officer, SS “Punta Gorda” (London), Merchant Navy. Died 18th September 1944. Aged 46. Husband of Mrs J. E. Ridge of Fulking. Commemorated on The Tower Hill Memorial, London.

SMITH

Henry

Unidentified. One of 412 in CWGC records. Local inquiries needed

23 May 2004

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