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FOLKINGTON WAR MEMORIAL

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Compiled and copyright © Chris Comber 2010

The Folkington War Memorial can be found in St Peters Church, Folkington. Folkington is a small downland hamlet just south of the A27 in a remote location. The memorial takes the form of a marble tablet bearing the names of those who served and the five men who did not return. There are no names listed for World War 2.

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ALL YE WHO LIVE IN ENGLISH PASTURES GREEN REMEMBER THEM AND THINK WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN.

TO THE GLORY OF GOD IN PROUD AND GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE OF THE MEN OF THIS PARISH WHO LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918

CLARK Bertie
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HUGHES Lawrence Edward
Private G/1412, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Killed in action at Loos 25 September 1915. Aged 19. Son of Mr & Mrs Hughes of 12, Flint Cottages, Folkington. Born in Folkington and enlisted in Eastbourne. Employed at the Smithy on Folkington Estate. Commemorated on The Loos Memorial
NEWTON Benjamin Thomas
Private S/1879, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Reservist. Killed in action at Richebourg L’Avoue 9 May 1915. Aged 19. Son of Frederick Charles & Emma Newton of 4 Fife Road, Canning Town, London. Born in Bermondsey and enlisted in Eastbourne. Resident of Folkington. Employed as a Waiter in Eastbourne. Included on Eastbourne Memorial. Commemorated on The Le Touret Memorial
NEWTON Frederick Ernest
Private 881, 1st Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders. Meerut Division. Indian Corps. Reservist. Employed as a painter. Killed in action near Festubert 9 December 1914. Aged 23. Son of Frederick Charles & Emma Newton of 4, Fife Road, Canning Town, London. Born in Bermondsey and enlisted in Eastbourne. Brother of Benjamin Newton Included on Eastbourne War Memorial Buried in Browns Road Military Cemetery, Festubert
WICKER Albert
Gunner 73431, 82nd Field Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Mesopotamia. Taken prisoner at Kut El Amara and died in captivity 4 February 1917. Aged 24. Son of Mr J. P. & Martha Wicker of 6, Frederick Gardens, Brighton. Resident of Folkington Included on Wilmington Memorial Buried in Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery, Iraq.

AND IN THANKFULNESS TO THOSE WHO WENT FORTH TO FIGHT FOR KING AND COUNTRY AND TO WHOM WAS GRANTED A SAFE RETURN

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PRESENTED TO THE CHURCH AND PARISH IN FULFILMENT OF THE WISH OF MARY EARLE GWYNNE OF FOLKINGTON MANOR THAT HER MEMORY MAY BE EVER LINKED WITH THIS TRIBUTE BY HER SON ROLAND.

Last updated 4 July, 2010

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