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FIVE ASHES WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Transcribed & researched Janet Graves 2004

The Memorial is on the small village green. It has an octagonal shape and the WW1 names are carved in pairs all around the stonework. The World War 2 names are on a small metal plaque attached to base of the cross. The original stone cross has been replaced with a gold coloured metal cross.

Photographs Copyright © Janet Graves 2004

1914 – 1918
THE GREAT WAR
TO THE GLORIOUS MEMORY OF

1914-1918

BALDOCK

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BEALE

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BOTTING

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CARTER

Henry [Thomas]

Private 35218, 9th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action 27th March 1918. Aged 19. Born Hankham, enlisted Park Royal, Middlesex, resident Five Ashes. Formerly 326473, Royal Army Service Corps. Son of William and Harriette Carter, of 9, Bungalow, Broad Oak, Heathfield, Sussex. No known grave. Commemorated on Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France. Panel 44 and 45.

CARTER

John [Henry]

Private G/15566, 7th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died of wounds 27th October 1916. Aged 20. Born Rushett Common, Surrey, enlisted Tonbridge, resident Five Ashes. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Carter, of Heathfield, Sussex. Buried in Puchevillers British Cemetery, Somme, France. Plot V. Row E. Grave 15.

CORNFORD

Elam

Driver T/35084, 273rd Company, Army Service Corps. Died in Egypt 11th July 1915. Age 19. Born Mayfield, enlisted Weymouth, resident Five Ashes. Son of Horace Cornford. Of Harlands Farm, Uckfield. Buried in the Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt. Section K. Row 167.

DANN

Herbert

Gunner 103660, "A" Battery, 56th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds 26th August, 1918. Age 27. Born Hadlow Down, Sussex, enlisted Lewes. Son of Albert Thomas and Fanny Dann, of Criers Cottage, Five Ashes, Sussex. Buried in the Bac-du-Sud British Cemetery, Bailleulval, France. PLot III. Row E. Grave 16.

Note: The cemetery was made in March 1918 by the 7th, 20th and 43rd Casualty Clearing Stations, but when the German advance began at the end of that month, their place was taken by field ambulances of the units fighting on the Arras front. In August and September, when the Germans had been pushed back, the 45th and 46th Casualty Clearing Stations were posted to the neighbourhood.

DANN

[Charles] S

Private S/18269, 5th Battalion, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders. Killed in action 18th April 1918. Aged 21. Born and resident Mayfield, Sussex, enlisted London. Son of Albert Thomas and Fanny Dann, of Criers Cottage, Five Ashes, Mayfield, Sussex. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 136 to 138.

DAWSON

Herbert 'Bert'

Private G/11191, 8th Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Killed in action 1st September 1916. Aged 27. Born Cripps Corner, Sussex, enlisted Tunbridge Wells, resident Five Ashes. Son of Caleb and Louisa Dawson, of Fir Toll Cottage, Mayfield, Sussex. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11 C.

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GRANT

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HALL

Percy

Private SD/322, 11th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 9th July, 1916. Age 23. Son of George and Mary Ann Hall, of Five Ashes, Sussex. Buried in the Cambrin Churchyard Extension, France, O. 23.

HALL

Sidney

Private G/5744, 7th Battalion, The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action 28th August, 1915. Age 26. Born Five Ashes, enlisted Guildford, Surrey, resident Outwood, Surrey. Son of William and Elizabeth Hall, of Roundabout Cottage, Five Ashes, Sussex. Buried in the Norfolk Cemetery, Becordel-Becourt, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 17.

HUMPHREY

Albert George

Private G/6412, 8th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Possibly died of wounds 5th September, 1917. Age 21. Son of Jabez and Mary Jane Humphrey, of Summer Hill Lodge, Five Ashes, Sussex. Buried in the Duhallow A.D.S. Cemetery, I. C. 2.

Note: Duhallow Advanced Dressing Station, believed to have been named after a southern Irish hunt, was a medical post 1.6 kilometres north of Ypres. The cemetery was begun in July 1917.

SLOWMAN

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WESTON

Albert John

Private G/5377, 9th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 17th January, 1917. Age 20. Son of James and Elizabeth Weston, of 5, Springfield Cottage, New Rd., Rotherfield, (Sussex), near Tunbridge Wells, Kent. Buried in the Philosophe British Cemetery, Mazingarbe, France, I. L.17.

WICKENS

William

Private 204052, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 24th March, 1918. Age 27. Son of Mr. and Mrs. A. S. Wickens and husband of Eleanor Louise Wickens, of The Cottage, Stonehurst, Five Ashes, Mayfield, Sussex. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial, France, Bay 5.

WORLD WAR

1939-1945

BRITT

Percy

Serjeant 7882327, 3rd Royal Tak Regiment, Royal Armoured Corps. Died 28th June 1944. Aged 32. Son of Eli and Annie Britt; husband of Mary Annie Britt, of Sandford, Dorsetshire; older brother of Stanley Britt. No known grave. Commemorated on Bayeux Memorial, Calvados, France. Panel 8, Column 2.

BRITT

Stanley

Probably Lance Corporal 6402919, 4th Battalion, Royal Sussex. Killed in action 28th October, 1942. Age 25. Son of Eli and Annie Britt, of Cross in Hand, Sussex. Buried in the El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt, XIX. A. 12.

HUTCHINS

Arthur Francis

Petty Officer Stoker C/KX 77934, H.M.S. Orion, Royal Navy. Killed in action 29th May, 1941 after being bombed during the evacuation of Crete. Age 42. Husband of Leah May Hutchins, of Five Ashes, Sussex. Commemorated on the Chatham Naval Memorial, 46. 3.

RICHARDSON

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THE PRESENT CROSS
WAS ERECTED IN 1988
TO REPLACE THE ORIGINAL
STONE CROSS
DESTROYED IN
THE GREAT STORM
OCTOBER 1987

Last updated 7 July, 2009

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