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HADLOW DOWN WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed information
Compiled & Copyright © Transcribed and researched Chris Comber 2006
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The Hadlow Down memorial is in the form of two brass tablets, one above the other, on the South wall of St. Marks Church. There are 46 names for World War 1 and 4 for World War 2. Those marked ** appear on the Memorial at Five Ash Down

Hadlow down St Marks Church
Photographs Copyright © Photographers Chris Comber 2006
St Marks Interior
Wall plaque
wall plaque 2

1914-1918

ALCE

Harry Earl

Lance Corporal TF.1984, 1/5th. Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st. Division Died of wounds at home 9. 6.15. Aged 25. Son of Harry Earl & Esther Alce of Bermuda Cottage, Hadlow Down. Born in Heathfield and enlisted in Hastings. Buried St. Marks Churchyard Hadlow Down

BACKHURST

Lawrence Arthur

Private G.291, 8th. Battalion The Royal West Surrey Regiment. 24th. Division Killed in action at Loos 25. 9.15 Aged 22. Son of Mr & Mrs Backhurst of Newcombe Street, Market Harborough, Leicestershire. Born in Buxted and enlisted in Redhill. Resident of Hadlow Down. Commemorated on The Loos Memorial

BALDOCK **

Lewis John

Private G.3571, 9th. Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment. 24th. Division Killed in action at the Battle of Loos 25. 9.16 Aged 24. Son of George & Emma Baldock. Born in Penshurst, Kent and enlisted in Uckfield. Resident of Hadlow Down. Included on Five Ashes Memorial Commemorated on The Loos Memorial

BEALE **

Harvey Maurice

Ordinary Seaman J/70671/CH, HMS Resolution, Royal Navy. Died of Influenza 14. 3.19 Aged 19. Son of Mrs Kate Beale & Mr Beale of Old Croust Farm, Five Ashes. Buried St. Marks Churchyard, Hadlow Down

BOTTING **

William Thomas

Private 10905, 8th. Battalion The East Surrey Regiment. 18th. Division. Killed in action 4. 4.18. Born in Little Horstead near Uckfield and enlisted in Chichester. Resident of Hadlow Down. Commemorated on The Pozieres Memorial

CARR

William

Private G.1563 2nd. Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st. Division Killed in action at Richebourg L'Avoue 9. 5.15. Aged 24. Son of Henry & Harriett Carr Born in Buxted and enlisted in Brighton. Included on Buxted and Distict W.M. and the Crowborough and District W.M.Commemorated on The Le Touret Memorial

CARTER **

John Henry

Private. G.15566 7th. Battalion The East Kent Regiment 18th. Division Died of wounds 27.10.16 Aged 20 Son of William & Harriett Carter of "The Bungalow" Broad Oak. Born Rushett Common, Surrey and enlisted in Tonbridge, Kent. Resident of Five AshesBuried Puchevillers British Cemetery

CARTER **

Henry Thomas

Private. 35218 9th. Battalion The East Surrey Regiment 24th. Division Killed in action during the March Retreat 27. 3.18 Aged 19 Son of William & Harriett Carter of "The Bungalow", Broad Oak. Born in Hankham near Eastbourne and enlisted in Park Royal, Middlesex. Resident of Five Ashes Formerly with the R.A.S.C. Commemorated on The Pozieres Memorial

CORNFORD

Horace George

Private. 3528 30th. Battalion The Australian Infantry 5th. Australian Division. Killed in action at Ypres 29. 9.17 Aged 23 Son of Mr & Mrs George Cornford of "Harlands" Newtown Hadlow Down, Born in Mayfield. Resident of Manley, New South Wales,Australia Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium.

CORNWALL

Geoffrey

Private. TF 1667 1/5th. Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment 1st. Division Killed in action at Richebourg L'Avoue 9. 5.15 Born in Hadlow Down and enlisted in Uckfield Included on Heathfield War Memorial Buried Rue De Bois Cemetery.

DANIELS

George Reginald

Private. TF.202287 1/5th. Battalion The Notts & Derby Regiment. 46th. Division Killed in action near Bethune 12. 7.18 Aged 41 Son of George & Sarah Anne Daniels of Hadlow Down Born Hadlow Down and enlisted in Horley, Nr.Banbury,Oxon. Buried Fouquieres Churchyard Extension, Bethune.

DANIELS

Gilbert Joseph

Lance Corporal TF. 320083 16th. Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment 74th. Division Killed in action at Quennet Copse 21. 9.18 Aged 19 Son of James & Edith Daniels Born in Headcorn, Kent and enlisted in Eridge. Buried Hargicourt Communal Cemetery Extension

DANN **

Charles Stanley

Private. S.18269 5th. Battalion The Cameron Highlanders 9th. Scottish Division Killed in action 18. 4.18 Aged 21 Son of Albert Thomas & Fanny Dann of Criers Cottages, Five Ashes. Born in Mayfield and enlisted in London.Commemorated on The Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium

DANN **

Herbert

Gunner 103660 A Battery 56th. Brigade, Royal Field Artillery Died of wounds 26. 8.18 Aged 27 Son of Albert Thomas & Fanny Dann of Criers Cottages, Five Ashes.Born in Hadlow Down and enlisted in Lewes. Buried Bac-Du-Sud British Cemetery, Bailleulval

DAWSON **

Herbert

Private. G. 11191 8th. Battalion The Royal West Kent Regiment 24th. Division Killed in action on the Somme 1. 9.16. Age 27 Son of Caleb & Louisa Dawson of Fir Toll Cottage, Five Ashes. Born Cripps Corner near Ewhurst and enlisted in Tunbridge Wells, Kent. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial.

DAWSON **

Leonard

Lance Sergeant GS 2283 7th. Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment 12th. Division Died of wounds during the Battle of Amiens 9. 8.18 Aged 22 Son of Caleb & Louisa Dawson of Fir Toll Cottage,Five Ashes. Born Cripps Corner near Ewhurst and enlisted in Eastbourne. Buried Pernois British Cemetery

DIVALL

Frank

Private. SD.1028 11th. Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment 39th. Division Killed in action at Becourt Ridge on the Somme 3. 9.16 Aged 23 Son of Stephen & Ellen Divall of Hadlow Down Born in Buxted & enlisted in Uckfield. Included on Buxted Parish Church War Memorial Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial

EASTWOOD

Charles Edmund Framfield

Private. L.10255 1st. Battalion The Royal West Surrey Regiment 1st. Division. Regular. Killed in action near Ypres 31.10.14 Aged 20 Son of Charles Edmund & Ruth Eastwood of Buxted Wood. Born in Uckfield and enlisted in Chichester. Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial Ypres, Belgium

EASTWOOD

Frank

Boy 2nd. Class J/92268 Royal Navy HMS Powerful (Stokers Training Ship) Died of influenza 28.12.18 Aged 18 Son of Charles Edmund and Ruth Eastwood of Buxted Wood, Buried St.Mary's Churchyard, Buxted.

FENNER

Thomas William

Private. TF.203944 1/7th. Battalion The Middlesex Regiment 56th. London Division Killed in action on the Somme 7.10.16 Aged 34 Son of William Thomas & Ann Fenner of 1, Meadow View, Rotherfield.Enlisted in Chichester. Resident of Hadlow Down Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial

GARTON

Herbert

Private. TF. 2152 1/5th. Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment 48th. Division Killed in action at Martinpuich Church on the Somme 14.11.16. Age 23 Son of Walter & Sarah Garton of Hadlow Down. Born in Tunbridge Wells ,Kent and enlisted in Hastings. Buried Martinpuich British Cemetery

HALL **

Percy

Private. SD.322 11th. Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment 39th. Division Killed in action on the Rue de Bois 9. 7.16 Aged 23 Son of George & Mary Anne Hall of Five Ashes Born in Uckfield and enlisted in Eastbourne Buried Cambrin Churchyard Extension

HALL **

Sidney

Private. G.5744 7th. Battalion The Royal West Surrey Regiment 18th. Division Killed in action 28. 8.15 Aged 26 Son of William & Elizabeth Hall of Roundabout Cottages, Five Ashes. Born in Five Ashes and enlisted in Guildford, Surrey. Resident of Outwood, Surrey. Buried Norfolk Cemetery, Becordel- Becourt

HEASMAN

Charles

Private 8376 2nd. Battalion The East Lancashire Regiment 8th. Division Died of wounds 11. 5.15. Aged 28 Son of Abel & Sarah Heasman of Hastingford, Hadlow Down. Husband of Emily Louisa Heasman later of Hamilton, Ontario Canada. Born in Uckfield and enlisted in Lewes. Buried Merville Communal Cemetery

HOATH

Frank

Private.SD.315 11th. Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th. Division Died of disease 31. 1.17. Age 23 Son of James and Mary Anne Hoath of Hastingsford Farm, Hadlow Down. Born in Hadlow Down and enlisted in Uckfield Buried St.Marks Churchyard, Hadlow Down

HOLDING

Archibald

Private. G.3567 9th. Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment 24th. Division Killed in action at the Battle of Loos 28. 5.15 Aged 20 Son of Mrs Dinah Cornford of P.C.Cottage, Hadlow Down Born in East Hoathly and enlisted in Uckfield Commemorated on The Loos Memorial

HUMPHREY **

Albert George

Private. G. 15834 11th. Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment 39th. Division Killed in action in the attack on the Schwaben Redoubt 21.10.16. Aged 27 Son of Mrs Ellen Cook of "Woodgates" Hadlow Down. Born in Hadlow Down and enlisted in Tonbridge, Kent. Buried Bouzincourt Ridge Cemetery

KIDD

Frank Richard

Private. G.13228 7th. Battalion The East Kent Regiment 18th. Division Killed in action at Arras 3. 5.17 Aged 25 Son of Ezra & Eliza Kidd. Born in Framfield and enlisted in Redhill. Resident of Redhill Commemorated on The Arras Memorial

KINGSLAND

Albert

Private. G.18117 7th. Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment 12th. Division Died of wounds during the Arras offensive 3. 5.17. Aged 36 Son of David & Frances Kingsland of Hastingford, Hadlow Down.Husband of Nellie Kingsland of Tunbridge Wells, Kent Born in Hadlow Down and enlisted in Sevenoaks.Kent. Included on Sevenoaks War Memorial Buried Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun

LAING

Gilbert James

Second Lieutenant Indian Army. Att.1st. Battalion The Royal Irish Rifles 8th. Division. Killed in action at The Orchard, Neuve-Chapelle 12. 3.15 Aged 19 Son of George & Annie Laing (later of 28, The Avenue Eastbourne.& Reading, Berkshire ) Born Glendale Northumberland Commemorated on The Neuve Chapelle Memorial

LAING

Harry George Stobart

Lieutenant Royal Navy HMS Indefatigable 1st. Battlecruiser Squadron Lost with the ship at the Battle of Jutland 31. 5.16. Aged 24 Son of George & Annie Laing. (later of 28, The Avenue Eastbourne.& Reading, Berkshire ) Commemorated on The Plymouth Naval Memorial

LANGRIDGE

Frederick Handsford

Private. TF.240997 1/5th. Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment 48th. Division. Killed in action near Slaughter Wood, Ypres 7. 7.1917 Aged 26 Son of James & Eliza Langridge of Hadlow Down. Native of Allington Road, Newick. Born in Newick and enlisted in Lewes. Included on Newick Parish Church War Memorial. Buried Gwalia Cemetery, Poperinghe, Belgium

LEE

Frederick

Corporal TF.3630 2/4th. Battalion The Royal West Kent Regiment 53rd, Division Died on Gallipoli. 20.10.15 Grave lost Enlisted in Tonbridge, Kent. Resident of Tunbridge Wells Connection with Hadlow Down not established Possibility only Commemorated on The Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.

LEEVES

Frank

Private. SD, 4183 13th. Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment Died of sickness at home 10. 2.15 Aged 19 Son of Edward & Emily Maria Leeves of Spoods Farm Hadlow Down. Born in Heathfield and enlisted in Eastbourne Buried St.Marks Churchyard, Hadlow Down

LEEVES

Wallace

Private. TF. 1987 1/5th. Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment 48th. Division Killed in action on the Somme 6. 7.16. Aged 23 Son of Edward & Emily Maria Leeves of Spoods Farm, Hadlow Down Born in Heathfield and enlisted in Hastings. Buried Knightsbridge Cemetery

MITCHELL

Frederick Harold

Private. 30489 1st. Battalion The Kings Own Royal Lancaster Regiment 4th. Division Killed in action 29. 5.18 Aged 29 Son of Marchant & Annie Mitchell of Hadlow Down. Husband of Mrs F.Mitchell of School Lane, Hadlow Down. Enlisted in Uckfield. Buried Le Vertannoy British Cemetery, Hinges.

NOAKES

Henry Frederick

Private. 304446 13th. Battalion The Tank Corps. Killed in action at the Battle of Amiens 23. 8.18 Aged 20 Son of William Albert & Elizabeth Noakes of Tully's Farm, Hadlow Down. Born in Hadlow Down and enlisted in Uckfield. Formerly with the Royal Sussex. Commemorated on The Vis en Artois Memorial

PACKHAM

Arthur Charles

Private. 151580 The Labour Corps. Eastern Command Labour Center Formerly Royal Sussex Regiment Died at home 11. 6.18 Aged 20 Son of Owen & Clara Packham of Burghill Cottage, Hadlow Down. Buried St.Marks Churchyard, Hadlow Down

POPE

Henry William (MC)

Captain Attached to 21st. Battalion The Machine Gun Corps from 7th. Dragoon Guards. Killed in action during the March retreat 24. 3.18 Aged 39 Born in Wilton, Somerset. Serving as a Corporal in the Cavalry in 1901 and rose from the ranks via Staff Sgt Major Dragoon Guards Buried Miracourt L'Abbe Communal Cemetery Extension

SAUNDERS

Frank

Lance Corporal TF.1629 1/5th. Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment 1st. Division Killed in action at Richebourg L'Avoue 9. 5.15. Aged 26 Son of Mr & Mrs Trayton Saundes of Eastmount Cottages, Maidstone Road, Staplehurst, Kent. Born in Heathfield and enlisted in Wadhurst. Commemorated on The Le Touret Memorial

SMITH

Edmund Spencer

Sapper 143747 The Royal Engineers. 138th. A.T. Company Died of wounds in No 44 CCS Poperinghe 28.10.17 Aged 43 Son of John Preston & Sally Smith of Hadlow Down. Husband of Mrs E. Smith of "The Porch" New Road, Buxted. Born in Hadlow Down and enlisted in Uckfield. Resident of Blackboys. Buried Nine Elms British Cemetery, Poperinghe, Belgium

SMITH

Jack

Private. G. 3579 9th. Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment 24th. Division Killed in action at The Battle of Loos 25. 9.15. Aged 26. Son of Mr & Mrs Smith of Hadlow Down Born in Hadlow Down and enlisted in Uckfield Commemorated on The Loos Memorial

WICKENS **

William

Private. TF. 204052 1/4th. Battalion The Bedfordshire Regiment 63rd. Royal Naval Division. Killed in action 24. 3.18 Aged 27. Son of Mr & Mrs A.S. Wickens of Kingston on Thomas.Husband of Eleanor Louise Wickens of The Cottage, Stonehurst, Five Ashes. Enlisted in Kingston. Commemorated on The Arras Memorial

WINTER

Charlie

Private. 9370 The Labour Corps 177977 Formerly Royal Sussex Regiment Died at home 20.11.18 Aged 22 Son of James & Lucy Winter of Upper Spoods Farm Hadlow Down. Buried St.Marks Churchyard, Hadlow Down

WOOD

Ernest

Private. SD. 253 11th. Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment 39th. Division Died of Meningtitus in base hospital at Rouen 21. 4.16 Aged 26 Brother of Me W.Wood of High Common Cottage, Buxted. Born in Framfield and enlisted in Uckfield Buried St.Sever Cemetery, Rouen

1939-1945

BAILEY

Andrew

No further information currently available

DABSON

Cyril Claude

Sergeant Wireless Op/Air Gunner RAFVR. 100 Bomber (Lancasters) Squadron Killed in action over Belgium 17. 6.1943 Aged 30 Son of Arthur William & Zora Leanora Dabson. Husband of Mrs C.C.Dabson of Framfield Buried Schoonselhof Cemetery, Antwerp, Belgium

DUNCANSON

Jerome Pender

Lieutenant 1st. Battalion The Rifle Brigade. Killed in action during the defence of Calais 28. 4.1940 Aged 26 Son of Thomas & Violet Duncanson of Hadlow Down Buried Calais Southern Cemetery.

HAZELDEN

Francis Joseph Mitchell

Lance Corporal 6th. Battalion The Kings Own Scottish Borderers Killed in action in Holland 26.11.1944 Aged 24 Son of Frank Richard & Frances Elizabeth Hazelden, Hadlow Down Buried Mierlo War Cemetery, Holland

KINGSLAND

Allan

No further information currently available

PARDOE

Thomas Martin Homfray

Captain The Worcestershire Regiment Killed in action during the defence of Singapore 14.12.1941 Aged 29 Son of Lt Colonel Thomas Kenyon Pardoe DSO. Formerly of the Worcesters and Mrs Harriett Jenson Pardoe. Husband of Rosemary Patricia Pardoe. Buried Sai Wan War Cemetery, Singapore.

ROGERS

Frederick William

Sapper The Royal Engineers. Killed in action in Italy 2. 9.1944 Aged 26 Son of William & Sarah Daisy Rogers Buried Bolsena War Cemetery, Italy

SIVERS

Thomas George

CSM. Warrant Officer Class 2 1st. Battalion The East Kent Regiment Died in captivity in Austria 29.10.1944 Buried Klagenfurt War Cemetery, Austria

THEOBALD

Edmund Hugh Craft

Pilot Officer RAFVR. 30 (Fighter) Squadron (Hurricane 1's) Desert Air Force Killed in action over Libya 28.12.1941 Aged 26 Son of Hugh Whittard Theobald & Edith Mary of Hadlow Down Buried Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery

WOOD

John

No further information currently available

COLLINS

Ethel Vera

Private. Auxilliary Territorial Service Died at home 2.11.1944 Aged 35 Daughter of Arthur & Ethel Collins of Barcombe Buried St.Marks Churchyard Hadlow Down

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