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ETCHINGHAM WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Chris Comber 2006

The Etchingham Memorial stands in the Churchyard of St. Mary & St. Nicholas Parish Church and takes the form of a three stepped base mounted upon an octagonal plinth with a shaft and cross. It contains 15 names with initials only for World War 1 on the plinth and 5 futher names added for World War 2 on an additional tablet. The memorial was dedicated on 8th April 1920 and was unveiled the same day by Rudyard Kipling.

Photograph copyright © Chris Comber 2006

UNTIL THE DAY DAWN
AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN
AND IN THE MORNING
WE WILL REMEMEBER THEM
MCMXIC - MCMXIX
TO THE
GLORY OF GOD AND IN MEMORY
OF MEN OF ETCHINGHAM WHO GAVE
UP THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR

CHANDLER

Albert Henry

Private TF/1554, 1/5th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Killed in action at Richebourg 9th May 1915. Aged 19. Son of George & Alice Chandler of Fontridge Lane, Etchingham. Born in Burwash and enlisted in Robertsbridge. Included on Burwash War Memorial. Buried in Woburn Abbey Cemetery, Cuinchy

EASTWOOD

Frank

Private G/22809, 6th Battalion, The Royal West Kent Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action 17th July 1917. Aged 19. Son of Mr & Mrs Eastwood of Sheep Street, Etchingham. Born in Etchingham and enlisted in Chichester. Formerly with The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Buried in Vis-En-Artois British Cemetery Haucourt.

ELLIS

Sidney William

Private 81297, 149th Company, The Machine Gun Corps. Wounded, taken prisoner and died in captivity in Germany 23rd May 1918. Aged 31 Son of William John & Harriett Ellis of 'Englefield', Etchingham. Born in Burwash & enlisted in Woolwich. Formerly RAOC. Buried in Berlin South West Cemetery, Germany.

FUNNELL

Charles Henry

Lance Corporal SD/3768, 13th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action on the Rue de Bois 30th June 1916. Aged 32. Son of James & Sylvia Funnell of Robertsbridge. Husband of Mrs Charlotte Funnell of 'Brands Cottage' Frontridge, Etchingham. Born in Etchingham and enlisted in Hastings. Commemorated on The Loos Memorial

GUEST, MM

Augustus B

Private 42351, 2nd Battalion, The Yorkshire Regiment. 11th Division. Died of wounds 2nd November 1918. Aged 25. Son of Joseph James & Sarah Guest of Brookside, Etchingham. Born in Hawkhurst, Kent and enlisted in Hastings. Formerly Royal Field Artillery. Buried in Cambrai East Military Cemetery

HAYWARD

Albert Henry

Private S/3307, 9th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 24th Division. Killed in action near Ypres 28th January 1916 Aged 19 Son of John & Harriett Hayward of 'Yew Tree Cottage' Etchingham. Born in Salehurst and enlisted in Etchingham. Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial Ypres, Belgium

LOUGH

Frederick George

Second Lieutenant, 'B' Battery, 88th Brigade, The Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action during the German Spring Offensive 21st March 1918. Aged 31. Son of George Herbert & Annie Lough Husband of Mrs Kate Lough of 'Killarney' Etchingham Buried in Neuville-Bourjonval British Cemetery

PAYNE

Henry John

Private TF/ 2553, 1/5th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 48th Division. Died of wounds 9th October 1915. Son of Mr & Mrs Payne of Park Farm, Etchingham. Enlisted in Hastings. Buried in Beauval Communal Cemetery

PENNELLS

Charles

Private TR/Lon/138862, 52nd Battalion, The Royal Fusiliers. Died at home 5th November 1918. Aged 18. Son of George & Minnie Pennells of Holton Hill, Burwash Buried in St. Bartholomew Churchyard, Burwash.

STEVENS

Harry

Lance Corporal G/2131, 8th (Pioneer) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 18th Division. Killed in action 14th July 1916. Aged 30. Son of the late Mrs. S. Courtney. Born in Tillington and enlisted in Hastings. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial

SWEATMAN

John Henry

Private TF/240349, 1/5th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 48th Division. Killed in action at Ypres 15th September 1917. Aged. 24 Son of Mr & Mrs William Sweatman of Hurst Green. Born in Burwash and enlisted in Ticehurst. Included on The Hurst Green War Memorial. Buried in Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery, Belgium

TESTER

Arthur Ernest

Private TF/2819, 1/5th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 48th Division. Killed in action 16th August 1916. Enlisted in Hastings, Next of kin residents of Etchingham. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial

WALLIS

Charles

Private 41398, 1st Battalion, The Cambridgeshire Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action near Ypres 15th November 1917. Aged 19. Son of George & Fanny Wallis of Ivy Cottage, Hurst Green. Born in Etchingham and Enlisted in Hastings. Commemorated on The Tyne Cot Memorial Belgium

WALLIS

Harry

Private, TF/2021 1/5th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Killed in action at Richebourg 9th May 1915. Aged 35 Son of Thomas & Mary Wallis. Born in Cousley Wood, & enlisted in Ticehurst Commemorated on The Le Touret Memorial

WHITE

James William

Private 75003, 1st Battalion, The Tank Corps. Killed in action at the Battle of Amiens 8th August 1918. Aged 44. Son of Mr & Mrs James White. Husband of Florence Annie White of Brookside, Etchingham. Born in Kilburn, East London and enlisted in Hastings. Commemorated on The Vis En Artois Memorial

IN MEMORY
OF THOSE WHO
GAVE THEIR LIVES
1939-1945

DICKSON, MC

Murray James Angus

Captain, 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action in Italy near Arezzo 13th July 1944. Aged 25. Son of John James & Evelyn Dickson of Etchingham. M.A. Educated at Cambridge Univ. Buried in Arezzo War Cemetery

ROFF

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Not listed on CWGC Database.

SAMPSON

Arthur Howard

Sergeant, 2 Ordnance Field Park, Royal Army Ordnance Corps, Died at home 1st May 1941. Husband of Zylpha Lang Sampson. Buried in St. Mary & St.Nicholas Churchyard, Etchingham

STEVENS

Ronald Victor John

Aircraftman 1st Class, 211 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Lost on operations in South East Asia 18th September 1944. Aged 22. Son of James Victor and Martha Jane Stevens of Etchingham. Commemorated on The Singapore Memorial.

SYNDERCOMBE

Rupert Richard

Lance Corporal, Lines of Communication Motor Transport, The Royal Army Service Corps. Lost during the retreat to Dunkirk between 16th and 20th May 1940. Aged 30. Son of Walter & Winifred Syndercombe. Husband of Doris Syndercombe of Upper Dicker. Buried in Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension

Last updated 21 September, 2006

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