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FLIMWELL WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Chris Comber 2009

Flimwell is a village Flimwell on the A21, west of Hawkhurst. The mmeorials are to be found in St. Augustines Church, Flimwell. There are 18 names and units for World War 1 and 9 for World War 2. The World War 1 memorial is in the form of a nowy-headed, brass, plaque and the World War 2 memorial is in the form of a wooden board set onto a wooden shelf.

Photographs Copyright © Chris Comber 2009

IN HONOURED MEMORY OF THOSE
WHO SACRIFICED THEIR LIVES FOR
THEIR GOD THEIR KING AND COUNTRY
IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918

BAILEY

William Burgis

Gunner 130277, 32 Battery, 33rd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 3rd April 1918. Aged 34. Son of Harry Walter & Alice Bailey of Flimwell. Husband of Ellen Bailey of Lower Gate, Ticehurst. Born in Flimwell and enlisted in Worthing. Buried in Moreuil Communal Cemetery Allied Extension.

BAILEY

Harry Walter

Private SD/1002, 11th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action at Beaucourt 3rd September 1916. Aged 26. Son of Mr & Mrs A.Bailey of Flimwell. Born in Flimwell and enlisted in Hastings. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial

BALDWIN

William

Lance Corporal G/20438, 11th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division Killed in action St Julien, Ypres 1. 6.17. Aged 21. Son of George & Mary Baldwin of “The Village” Ticehurst. Born and enlisted in Ticehurst. Buried in New Irish Farm Cemetery, Belgium

CLIFTON

William

Private L/8323, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division Killed in action at Cuinchy Brickstacks 25th January 1915. Aged 34. Son of James & Annie Clifton of Ticehurst. Born and enlisted in Ticehurst. Commemorated on The Le Touret Memorial

COLVIN

Frederick James

Private 61621, 15/17th Reserve Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 12th April 1918. Aged 18. Son of David & Elizabeth Colvin of Parknook Cottage, Flimwell. Born in Ticehurst and enlisted in Hastings. Buried in La Grand Beaumart British Cemetery, Steenwerck

COLVIN

Daniel

Private G/4574, 2nd Battalion, East Kent Regiment. 28th Division. Died of wounds near Ypres 3rd April 1915. Aged 18. Grave lost. Son of David & Elizabeth Colvin of Parknook Cottage, Flimwell. Born in Birkenhead and enlisted in Canterbury. Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial Ypres, Belgium

GOLDING

Frank

Private G/2526, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division Died of wounds 13th June 1918. Aged 27. Son of Mr. & Mrs C.W.Golding of ‘The Mount,’ 1, Sunny Bank, Flimwell. Born in Flimwell and enlisted in Hastings. Buried in Cambrin Military Cemetery

GOLDING

Fredrick

Lance Corporal G/8089, 9th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 24th Division Killed in action near Ypres 18th April 1916. Aged 22. Son of Mr & Mrs C.W. Golding of ‘The Mount,’ 1, Sunny Bank, Flimwell. Born in Flimwell and enlisted in Cranbrook. Included on Hawkhurst Parish Church War Memorial. Buried in Ration Farm Annexe, Belgium

GOSCHEN

The Honourable George Joachim

Second Lieutenant, 1/5th Battalion, East Kent Regiment. Mentioned in despatches. Died of wounds in Mesopotamia 19th January 1916. Aged 22. Son of George Joachim 2nd Viscount Goschen and Evelyn his wife of Seacox Heath, Flimwell. Buried in Amara War Cemetery Iraq.

KEMP

Charles Alber

Private GS699, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Killed in action at Richebourg L’Avoue 9th May 1915. Aged 49. Son of Henry & Rebecca Kemp of Clarehurst Cottage, Union Hill, Flimwell. Born in Ticehurst and enlisted in Hastings. Commemorated on The Le Touret Memorial

LUCK

John Ernest

Private L/0227, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division Killed in action at Loos 25th September 1915. Aged 22. Son of Mr Luck and Mrs Harriett Luck of Flimwell. Nephew of Mrs Stanbridge of The High Street, Flimwell. Born in Hawkhurst and enlisted in Willeigh (SDGW)? Flimwell. Commemorated on The Loos Memorial

OLIVER

Stanley

Sapper 541143, 495th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died in Palestine 9th December 1917. Aged 22. Son of George & Frances Oliver of Sunny Bank, Flimwell. Born in Wadhurst and enlisted in Gillingham, Kent. Buried in Ramleh War Cemetery, Palestine.

RUSSELL

Ernest Walter

Private TF 3184 1/5th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division Killed in action at Richebourg L’Avoue 9th May 1915. Aged 20. Resident of Flimwell. Born in Flimwell and enlisted in Hastings. Commemorated on The Le Touret Memorial

STACEY

James

Lance Corporal Royal Army Service Corps. (Memorial) No satisfactory match with CWGC data base and SDGW.

THATCHER

Charles Adrian

Private F/3149, 23rd Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. 41st Division. Taken prisoner and died in captivity at Denain 20th July 1918. Aged 24. Son of Alfred Eustace & Susanna Thatcher of London Road, Flimwell. Born in Flimwell and enlisted in Chichester. Buried in Denain Communal Cemetery

THIRKELL

Ernest Arthur

Private (Shoeing Smith) 120752, 19th Squadron, Machine Gun Corps (Cavalry). Died in Egypt after hostilities 26th January 1919. Aged 26. Son of Mr A Thirkell and Mrs Ellen Thirkell of Elm Hill Farm, Seacox Heath, Flimwell. Buried in Kantara War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt

TURNER

James

Lance Corporal SD/1105, 11th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division Killed in action near St Julian, Ypres during a trench raid 29th July 1917. Aged 22. Son of Mr Turner & Mrs Elizabeth Turner of Sunny View, Flimwell. Born in Binenden, Kent and enlisted in Hastings. Commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial.

WELLS

Harold George

Private 6339, 2/6th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. 61st, Division. Killed in action near Loos 19th July 1916. Aged 22. Formerly 3094 Royal Sussex. Son of George and Mary Elizabeth Wells of Sunny Bank, Flimwell. Enlisted in Hastings. Commemorated on the Loos Memorial

THANKS BE TO GOD WHO GIVETH US THE
VICTORY THROUGH JESUS CHRIST OUR LORD

 

IN HONOURED MEMORY
OF THE MEN OF THIS PARISH
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN
THE WORLD WAR 1939 – 1945

ACRES

Barnard Henry John

Private ,7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. BEF France. Killed in action during the Battle of France 18th May 1949. Aged 20. Son of Walter & Rosa Acres of Wallcrouch, Flimwell. Buried in Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension

COLVIN

Cecil

Sapper, 279 Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died at home 26th April 1944. Aged 24. Son of Frederick & Kate Colvin of Flimwell. Buried in Flimwell (St.Augustine of Canterbury) Churchyard

GOLDING

Albert

Private, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 8th Army. Killed in action at El Alamein 1st November 1942. Aged 24. Son of Frank & Catherine Golding of Flimwell. Commemorated on The Alamein Memorial

ORPIN

Anne

Civilian. Killed by a Flying Bomb at 2, Elmfield Villas, Malling Road, Snodland, Kent. Daughter of Mr & Mrs L. Orpin of Bedgebury Lodge, Flimwell. Buried in Malling Rural District Cemetery

PAIGE

Eric

Flight Sergeant (Bomb Aimer/Air Gunner), Ni 149 Squadron (Lancasters), Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Killed when his aircraft crashed in France just after the war 5th June 1945. Aged 21. Son of Frederick Jesse and Gwendoline Doris Paige of Flimwell. Buried in Lille (Southern) Cemetery

PILLMAN

Charles Hastings

Lieutenant, 4/7th Royal Dragoon Guards, Royal Armoured Corps. Killed in action on ‘D’ Day in Normandy 6th June 1944. Aged 23. Son of Charles Henry & Agnes Hastings Pillman of Flimwell. Buried in Bayeux War Cemetery

PILLMAN

Robert Hastings

Second Lieutenant, 4/7th Royal Dragoon Guards, Royal Armoured Corps. Died at home 16th April 1944. Aged 19. Son of Charles Henry and Agnes Hastings Pillman of Flimwell. Commemorated at Bournemouth Crematorium

STOKES

Bernice Etheline

Civilian. Killed by a Flying Bomb at 2 Elmfield Villas, Malling Road, Snodland, Kent, on the 5th August 1944. Aged 14. Daughter of L/Sgt Joseph Stokes and Dorothy Stokes of Engleside, Flimwell. Buried in Malling Rural District Cemetery, Kent

STOKES

Joseph Alfred

Lance Sergeant, 3 Corps Petrol Park Company, Royal Army Service Corps. Died on active service 13th October 1942. Husband of Dorothy Stokes of Engleside, Flimwell. Commemorated on The Brookwood Memorial

ALSO KILLED BY ENEMY ACTION

Last updated 8 January, 2009

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