War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Chris Comber 2010
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.
Copyright © Chris Comber 2010
YE WHO LIVE IN ENGLISH PASTURES GREEN REMEMBER THEM AND THINK WHAT MIGHT
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
further information currently available
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
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
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
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.
IN THANKFULNESS TO THOSE WHO WENT FORTH TO FIGHT FOR KING AND COUNTRY
AND TO WHOM WAS GRANTED A SAFE RETURN
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.
4 July, 2010