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FAIRWARP WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Chris Comber 2005

The Parish Church of Christchurch stands in a beautiful woodland setting on the edge of Ashdown Forest. The Fairwarp War Memorial is in the Churchyard and lists the 25 men of WW1 by name, and Regiment. The 6 men from WW2 have been added. There are also two burials in the Churchyard, Lance Sgt. Manton is not included on the War Memorial.

Photographs Copyright © Chris Comber 2005

1914 – 1918

ALLEN

Henry John

Sergeant L/8479, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment 1st Division. Died of wounds at home 15th July 1916. Aged 31. Husband of Mrs G. Allen who later remarried and moved to Canada, Regular soldier. Born in Fletching and enlisted in Uckfield. Buried in Hastings (Ore) Cemetery

BURRELL

Frank Henry

Guardsman 20198, 4th Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Guards Division. Killed in action at Loos 27th September 1915. Aged 26. Son of Mr & Mrs Henry Burrell of Wood’s Nursery, Maresfield. Born in Uckfield and enlisted in Chelsea. Commemorated on The Loos Memorial

BURRELL

William

Rifleman 44818, 15th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles 36th Ulster Division. Formerly 5053 The Royal Sussex Regiment Died in France 21st November 1918. Aged 30. Son of Albert & Emily Burrell of Fairwarp. Husband of Catherine Annie Burrell of Red Cottage, Fairwarp. Enlisted in Chichester. Buried in Selestat (Schlestadt) Communal Cemetery, Bas-Rhin, France.

CONSTABLE

Percy

Private G/40303, 1st Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. 33rd Division. Killed in action 16th April 1918. Aged 31. Husband of Bessie Constable of Rose Cottage, Horney Common. Enlisted in Chichester. Formerly with The Royal Sussex Regiment (G/12253) Buried in Meteren Military Cemetery, France.

EVANS

Herbert Clyde

Lieutenant Commander, “Nelson” Battalion, Royal Naval Division, Royal Navy. Gallipoli. Killed in action on Gallipoli 5th June 1915. Aged 32. Son of Mr & Mrs J. T. Evans of Gisborne, New Zealand. Husband of Constance Evans of 16, Blenheim Park Road, South Croydon. Connection with Fairwarp, unknown Buried in Skew Bridge Cemetery, Gallipoli.

FAULKNER

Thomas Edward

Private G.16635 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment 12th Division Killed in action 14th May 1917. Aged 37. Son of Mr & Mrs E. Faulkner of 146 Elm Grove, Brighton. Husband of Mrs T. Faulkner of 13, Carisbrooke Road, Elm Grove, Brighton. Employee of the Brighton Gas Company for 22 years. Left 5 children Born and enlisted in Brighton. Included on Brighton War Memorial. Connection with Fairwarp Unknown. Buried in Dury Crucifix Cemetery.

FAULKNER

William

Private SD/3108, 13th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action on the Rue de Bois 30th June 1916. Son of Mrs Bourne of Nutley. Born in Fairwarp and enlisted in Bexhill on sea. Commemorated on The Loos Memorial.

GRANT

Ralph M

Private G/4109, 9th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment Died of wounds 23rd August 1916. Aged 19. Son of James & Annie Grant. Born in Maresfield and enlisted in Eastbourne. Included on Five Ash Down, Tidebrook and Mayfield War Memorials Buried in Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension.

LEWIS

George Frederick

Private G/229, 8th Pioneer Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 18th Division. Died of wounds 22nd October 1917. Born in Fairwarp and enlisted in Lewes. Buried in Dozinghem Military Cemetery, Westvletren, Belgium

NORMAN

Frank

Private G/8647, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment 1st Division. Killed in action near Loos 30th June 1916. Aged 32. Son of Henry & Frances Norman of Gable Cottage, Fairwarp. Born in Uckfield and enlisted in Holborn, London. Commemorated on The Arras memorial.

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Eli

Private G/1642, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment 1st Division Killed in action at Loos 25th September 1915. Aged 29. Son of Mr & Mrs Jesse Page of Toll Farm, Horney Common, near Isfield. Born in South Malling and enlisted in Lewes. Included on Isfield Parish Church War Memorial. Commemorated on The Loos Memorial

REED

Thomas John

Private G/16679, 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action at Arras 9th April 1917. Aged 34. Son of Thomas & Jane Reed of Hastings. Husband of Bessie Maude Reed of 15, School Road, Ore., Hastings. Included on Hastings & Ore Parish Church W.M. Connection with Fairwarp unknown. Buried in Faubourg D’Amiens Cemetery, Arras.

RIDLEY

Urban Charles

Private G/17224, 13th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment 39th Division. Killed in action in Polygon Wood 24th September 1917. Son of Mr & Mrs H. J. Ridley of Whitehouse Farm, Horney Common, near Fairwarp. Born in Maresfield and enlisted in Uckfield. Commemorated on The Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium.

ROBERTS

Frederick

Private G/17870, 13th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment Died of wounds 2dn April 1917. Enlisted in Lewes. Resident of Fairwarp. Buried in Vlamertinghe Military Cemetery, Belgium.

SCOTT

Charles Walter

Lance Corporal G/4078, 8th Pioneer Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 18th Division. Died in base hospital at Etaples 11th June 1917. Aged 22. Son of Mr & Mrs H. Scott of Coffe Hall, Duddleswell near Fairwarp. Buried in Etaples Military Cemetery.

SOUTHON

William George

Private SD/3689, 12th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action at Polygon Wood 20th September 1917. Aged 28. Son of Mr & Mrs Ellis Southon of Fairwarp. Born in Rotherfield and enlisted in Eastbourne. Included on Crowborough and District War Memorial. Commemorated on The Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium.

TAYLOR

James Samuel

Private G/12890, 1st Battalion, East Kent Regiment. 6th Division Killed in action 30th September 1917. Aged 22. Son of George Edward & Mary Jane Taylor of Fairwarp. Enlisted in Lewes. Formerly with the 1/5th Battalion Royal Sussex. Commemorated on The Loos Memorial

WALTER

C or G ??

Listed under Royal Sussex. Unidentified with Royal Sussex

WALTER

Ernest

Private TF/282544, 2/7th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. 11th Division. Died of wounds 10th October 1917 Enlisted in Hammersmith, West London. Formerly with the Bedfordshire Regiment. Buried in Nine Elms British Cemetery, Belgium.

WALTER

Henry John

Private 166708, Number 32 Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Formerly with the East Surrey Regiment. Died of wounds 16th April 1918. Aged 19. Son of Henry & Kate Walter of Fairwarp. Born in Maresfield and enlisted in Eastbourne Buried in Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension. Number 1.

WALTER

James

Rifleman S/16530, 16th Battalion, Rifle Brigade. 39th Division Killed in action on the Somme 3rd September 1916. Aged 19. Son of Sarah Walter of Steelcross, near Crowborough. Born in London and enlisted in St. Pancras. Buried in Ancre British Cemetery, Beaumont Hamel

WALTER

Walter George

Lance Corporal L/9124, 9th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 24th Division. Died of wounds 6th September 1916. Aged 26 Born in Maresfield and enlisted in Uckfield Regular, formerly with the 2nd Battalion. Included on the Croydon Roll of Honour. Buried in Christchurch Churchyard, Fairwarp.

WHITEWOOD

Frank

Lance Corporal TF/320459, 16th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 74th Yeomanry Division. Died of wounds 5th October 1918. Aged 24. Son of James William & Frances Whitewood of Fairwarp, later of Bexhill on Sea (87, Reginald Road) Born in Fairwarp and enlisted in Brighton. Buried in Le Cateau Military Cemetery.

WICKENS

Percy Richard Samuel

Private G/1066, “C” Company, 7th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment. 18th Division Died of wounds in base hospital at Rouen 23rd July 1916. Aged 30. Son of Rosa Streeter and the Late Samuel Wickens of Forge Cottage, Eridge Green. Born Hornhurst near Rotherfield. Enlisted in Tunbridge Wells, Kent. Buried in St. Sever Cemetery, Rouen

WOOD

Donald

Lieutenant Colonel, C/O of the 1st Battalion, Rifle Brigade. 11th Brigade. 4th Division. Killed in action on the opening day of the Somme Offensive 1st July 1916. Resident of Fairwarp. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial

1939-1945

ALLITT

Harold Frederick

Sergeant, 9th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Died in military hospital in Assam 11th December 1944. Aged 28. Son of Alfred & Louisa Jane of Horney Common. Buried in Gauhati War Cemetery, Assam, India.

GIBBINS

William Thomas

Private, 1st Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Killed in action in Libya 29th July 1943. Aged 33. Son of Thomas & Ada Gibbins. Husband of Mrs E. E. Gibbins of Horney Common. Buried in Tripoli War Cemetery, Libya

HARVEY

Alexander Charles

Trooper, The Royal Tank Regiment, 7th Battalion, Royal Armoured Corps. Killed in action near Knightsbridge, Libya 29th May 1942. Aged 21. Son of Kenneth & Amy Harvey of Fairwarp. Buried in Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma, Libya

HORSCROFT

James William

Stoker 1st Class, H.M.S. ”Grenville”, Royal Navy. One of 77 lost when the Flotilla Leader was mined in the Thames Estuary on a minefield laid by German Destroyers 19th January 1940. Aged 31. Son of John & Alice Horscroft, Husband of Margery Horscroft of High Hurstwood. Commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial

SCOTT

Charles William

Private, 5th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment Killed in action near Cassino, Italy 30th October 1943. Aged 31. Son of Alfred & Mary Scott of Fairwarp. Husband of Marjorie Emily Jesse Scott of Scaynes Hill. Included on St. Augustines Memorial, Scaynes Hill. Buried in Cassino War Cemetery.

TESTER

Ernest George

Lance Corporal, 1st Battalion, East Surrey Regiment Died in Italy 12th December 1944. Aged 27. Husband of Ivy Tester of Seaford Buried in Naples War Cemetery.

BURIED IN CHRISTCHURCH CHURCHYARD

MANTON

H J

Lance Sergeant 2308038, Royal Corps of Signals. Died at home 10th June 1921. Buried in Christchurch Churchyard, Fairwarp.

14 August 2005

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