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HAILSHAM WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Chris Comber 2007
additional information Dave Dyer

Hailsham war memorial stands in the Market Square and takes the form of a wheel cross of stone with Celtic-style relief on the head and down the shaft of the cross. The cross is set on a stone plinth with two tablets attached bearing the names of the fallen in World War 1, in black lettering. The whole monument is set on a three-stepped base. In addition there is a stone on one side of stepped base which bears names of the World War 2 fallen with the stone set in a low metal surround. There are 88 surnames and initials for World War 1 and 35 for World War 2. Dave Dyer has a book published about this memorial entitled "The Heroes of Hailsham" (ISBN 978-0-9569155-0-4).

Photographs Copyright © Chris Comber 2007

1914
IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF
1919
THE MEN OF HAILSHAM
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN
THE GREAT WAR
THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE

ALDERTON
Frederick
Private 104109, 3rd Battalion, Canadian Pioneers. Killed in action in France, 18 April 1916. Aged 20. Son of Frederick and Louisa Alderton of Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. Born in Bury St Edmunds, brought up in Hailsham. Buried at Menin Road South Military Cemetery.

ATKINS

Ernest William
Lance Sergeant SD/274, 11th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action on the Somme 3 September 1916. Aged 23. Son of Mr & Mrs Arthur Atkins of Hailsham. Born in Hailsham & enlisted in Eastbourne Local Schoolteacher, cricketer and footballer. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial

BARBER

Robert William
Private G/24512, 6th Battalion, Royal West Surrey Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action 9 October 1918. Aged 25. Son of Frederick & Jane Barber of Harebeating, Hailsham. Enlisted in Eastbourne. Formerly G/8713 Royal Sussex. Commemorated on the Vis en Artois Memorial

BERGAN

Otto Frederick
Lance Corporal 3962 ,24th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Died of wounds at home 2 September 1916. Aged 22. Son of Otto and Sophie Bergann of Hailsham. Buried in Exeter Higher Cemetery

BONIFACE

George
Private G/16483, 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action near Senlis Mill 5 April 1918. Aged 24. Born and enlisted in Eastbourne. Christchurch Parish Church Eastbourne WM. Commemorated on The Pozieres Memorial

BONIFACE

Louis Howard
Private 40909, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. 3rd Division. Killed in action 9 May 1917. Aged 34. Born in Hailsham and enlisted in Eastbourne. Buried in Feuchy Chapel British Cemetery Wancourt

BONIFACE

Martin John
Private SD/576, 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 12th Division. Died of wounds 27 April 1917. Aged 29. Husband of Mrs M. A. Boniface of 23, North Street, Hailsham. Born in Hailsham and enlisted in Herstmonceux. Local Postman Included on Eastbourne War Memorial. Buried in Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun.

BROOK

James Thomas
Private 60572, 17th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Killed in action 31 July 1917. Aged 40 Husband of Mrs Ellen Brook of "The Old Vicarage", Hailsham. Born in Hailsham and enlisted in Chichester. Formerly RASC. Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium

BUTLER

Frederick
Able Seaman (RFR/PO/B/1441), HMS "Good Hope", Royal Navy. Lost when the Armoured cruiser was lost in action off the coast of Chile 1 November 1914. Aged 34. Son of Thomas & Charlotte Butler. Husband of Lily Butler of 2, Bay Cottage, Hailsham Road, Polegate. Born in Hailsham Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial

BUTLER

Richard Charles
Sapper 154397, Royal Engineers.Discharged as medically unfit. Died at home on 23 June 1918. Aged 38. Son of Richard and Matilda Butler of 3 Bellbanks Road, Hailsham. Born in Hailsham. Died at home on 23 June 1918. Buried in Hailsham Cemetery.

CHARLES

William Edward
Gunner 651, Royal Field Artillery (TF). Died at home 16 December 1914. Aged 40. Born in Worthing and enlisted in Hailsham. Son of Jonathan and Emily Charles of Hailsham. Buried in Hailsham Cemetery

COLAROSSI

Gilbert
Private SD/581, 11th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Died of wounds at home 23 March 1918. Aged 19. Son of Mr & Mrs Albert Colarossi of "Dante" Danebury Road, Feltham, Middlesex. Resident of Hailsham Not included in SDGW Part 40. Buried in Hailsham Cemetery

COLBRAN

Charles Jesse
Sapper 217401, 504th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died in Germany (whilst on burial duties) on 30 May 1919. Age 32. Son of William and Sarah Colbran of Hailsham. Buried in Cologne Southern Cemetery

CARTER, VC

Nelson Victor
Company Sergeant Major SD/4, 12th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action on the Rue de Bois 30 June 1916. Aged 28. Son of Mr & Mrs Richard Carter of Harebeating, Battle Road, Hailsham. Husband of Kathleen Carter of 33, Greys Road, Old Town. Eastbourne. Born and enlisted in Eastbourne. Commissionaire Eastbourne War Memorial. Buried in Royal Irish Rifles Cemetery, Laventie

London Gazette: 8 August 1916.

"For most conspicuous bravery. During an attack he was in command of the fourth wave of the assault. Under intense shell and machine gun fire he penetrated with a few men into the enemy’s second line and inflicted heavy casualties with bombs. When forced to retire to the enemy’s first line, he captured a machine gun and shot the gunner with his revolver. Finally, after carrying several wounded men to safety, he was himself mortally wounded and died a few minutes later. His conduct throughout the day was magnificent."

COUSENS

Alfred Stanley
Driver 611, 1/5th Sussex Battery. 2nd Home Counties Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died at home 6 May 1918. Aged 23. Son of Mr & Mrs Harry Cousens of 21, New Road, Hellingly. Born in Hailsham. Buried in Hailsham Cemetery

COX

Herbert (Bert)
Private 306917, 1st Battalion, Notts & Derby Regiment. (Sherwood Foresters) 23rd Division. Killed in action during the March Retreat 26 March 1918. Aged 36. Born in Swaffham, Norfolk and enlisted in Eastbourne. Resident of Hailsham Commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial.

DAVIS

Thomas
Private 30336, 123rd Company, Machine Gun Corps Died 29 November 1916. Aged 27. Formerly G/5368 Royal Sussex. Son of Thomas & Jane Davis of Hailsham. Born in Battle & enlisted in Eastbourne. Buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium

DEACON

Frederick
Lance Corporal G/12820, 6th Battalion, East Kent Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action. 22 September 1918. Aged 24. Son of Mr & Mrs Deacon of Hailsham. Husband of Elizabeth "Kit" Deacon of 8 Waterloo Place, Ryen. Born and enlisted in Hailsham. Formerly with the 1/5th Royal Sussex. Buried in Guillemont Road Cemetery

DIVALL

Charles H
Private 23867 1st Garrison Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died at home 5 January 1919. Aged 25. Formerly Private G/7942, Royal Sussex Regiment. Buried in Hailsham Cemetery.

ELPHICK

Walter
Private G/6354, 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action near Elehy Wood 18 September 1918. Aged 27. Son of Caleb & Rhoda Elphick of Vicarage Cottage, Hailsham. Born in Hailsham and enlisted in Hastings. Buried in Epehy Wood Farm Cemetery

FIRRELL

Frank Jabez
Lance Corporal SD/306, 11th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action near Cambrin 3 June 1916. Aged 26. Son of Moses Firrell (Greengrocer) and Mary Firrell of Hailsham. Born in Hailsham and enlisted in Eastbourne. Buried in Cambrin Churchyard Extension.

FOX

William Thomas Gordon
Private G/12509 7th Battalion the East Kent Regiment. 18th Division. Taken prisoner and died in captivity in Germany 10 November 1918. Aged 22. Son of William & Caroline Fox of 69, South Road, Hailsham. Born in Cinderford and enlisted in Eastbourne. Buried in Cologne Southern Cemetery, Germany

FUNNELL

Herbert Leonard

Son of Cornelius and Charlotte Funnell. Born in Hailsham. Husband of Ellen Elizabeth. Living in Willesden Green, Middlesex. Died at home on 26 March 1920. Age 46.

N.B. No Service records/details found. Possibly buried at Willesden Green,

GADD

James George
Private SD/4213 13th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action on the Rue de Bois. Aged 36. Son of Mr & Mrs Gadd of Magham Down Husband of Mrs J. Gadd of 9, Victoria Road Hailsham. Employee of Mr F. Langley, Coalmerchant of Hailsham. Born in Goudhurst, Kent and enlisted in London Commemorated on The Loos Memorial

GATER

Ernest Roland
Private 149635, 58th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 21 September 1918. Aged 19. Born in Eastbourne and enlisted in Lewes. Formerly Essex Regiment. Buried in Villers Hill British Cemetery Villers-Guislain

GOAD

Charles Samuel
Driver 905599, 62nd Battary, Royal Horse Artillery (TF) Died in Salonika 2 October 1918. Aged 24. Son of Mr & Mrs G. J. Goad of Longleys Cottages, Hailsham. Born and enlisted in Hailsham. Buried in Kirechkoi-Hortakoi Cemetery, Greece.

GREEN

Ewart Victor
Rifleman 303088, 2/5th Battalion, London Regiment. Killed in action 30 October 1917. Aged 20. Son of James & Anne Green of Melbourne Villa, Hailsham. Born in Hailsham & enlisted in Eastbourne. Commemorated on The Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium

GUNTER

John
Private 9875, 149th Company, Machine Gun Corps. Killed in action 13 April 1916. Son of Mr & Mrs M. Gunter of Olveston, Bristol. Born in Mark, Somerset and enlisted in Eastbourne. Resident of Hailsham Formerly Somerset Light Infantry. Buried in La Laiterie Military Cemetery

HALL

John 'Jack' William
Private L/10089, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Killed in action at Hulluch 13 October 1915. Aged 19. Born in Mayfield and enlisted in Brighton. Buried in Phalempin Communal Cemetery

HARVEY

Richard Ernest
Captain (Adjutant), 9th Battalion, Royal Highland Regiment. (The Black Watch). 15th Scottish Division. Died of wounds at the Battle of Loos 25 September 1915. Aged 24. Son of Prebendary & Mrs F. Clyde Harvey of Hailsham Vicarage. Hailsham later of Mayfield. Buried in Fosse 7 Military Cemetery, Mazingarbe

HARVEY

Rollo D’Aubigne
Captain 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Killed in action at Ginchy on the Somme 9 September 1916. Aged 31. Son of Prebendary & Mrs Clyde Harvey of Hailsham Vicarage, Hailsham later of Mayfield. Born in Eastbourne. Buried in Caterpillar Valley Cemetery

HOLLEBON

Charles James
Private G/4688. 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Killed in action at Richebourg L’Avoue 9 May 1915. Aged 20. Son of Harriett Eleanor Hollebon of 12, Garfield Road, Hailsham. Born in Hailsham and enlisted in Eastbourne. Commemorated on The Le Touret Memorial

HOLLIBONE

Henry Walter
Ordinary Seaman J/57195, HMS "Laforey", Royal Navy. Lost when the destroyer was mined in the English Channel 23 March 1917. Born in Hailsham. Formerly Bombardier, 206, Royal Horse Artillery. Husband of Mrs H. Hollibone (remarried) of Park View, Coombe, Woodnesborough, Sandwich, Kent. Commemorated on The Chatham Memorial

HOLLIBONE

Charles
Private 93337, 200th Protection Company, Royal Defence Corps. Died of wounds 19 October 1920. Aged 21. Son of Charles & Alice Hollibone of Hailsham. Formerly Private, TR/1960, Lincolnshire Regiment. Buried in Hailsham Cemetery

HARRIOTT

James
Private 57830, 17th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died at home 29 October 1918. Aged 44. Born in Rodmell and enlisted in Brighton Resident of Hailsham. Buried in Horsham (Hills) Cemetery

JACKSON

Robert Harold
Lance Corporal TF/265312 2/6th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Indian Army. Died in India 9 October 1917. Aged 18. Born in Brighton and enlisted in Hailsham. Commemorated on the Karachi 1914/18 War Memorial. Pakistan

JONES

William James
Private SD/607 11th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action 3 September 1916. Aged 22. Son of Mr & Mrs William Jones of Gordon Place, Hailsham. Born in Hailsham and enlisted in Herstmonceux. Buried in Ancre British Cemetery

KERRIDGE

Charles Duncan
Private 763932,1/28th Battalion, London Regiment. (The Artists Rifles). Killed in action near Ypres 30 October 1917. Aged 30. Son of William & Annie Kerridge 7, The High Street, Hailsham. Born Hailsham & enlisted in Eastbourne. Commemorated on The Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium

KIBBLEWHITE

Arthur William
Private 60651, 7th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers 63rd Royal Naval Division. Killed in action 21 August 1918. Aged 23 Formerly G/6374 Royal Sussex. Son of Flora Kibblewhite of 27, North Street, Hailsham. Born in Hailsham and enlisted in Hastings. Buried in Achiet Le Grand Communal Cemetery Extension

KNIGHT

Alfred Freeman
Rifleman 371255 8th Battalion, London Regiment. (Post Office Rifles) Attached to the 17th Battalion. Died of wounds. 31 October 1918. Aged 31. Born in Hailsham and enlisted in London. Hailsham resident. Bur Rocquigney-Equancourt Road, British Cemetery, Manancourt

KNIGHT

Charles Henry
Private 7259 11th Battalion, Australian Infantry 1st Australian Division. Killed in action 27 September 1917. Aged 34. Son of Ambrose & Mary Anne Knight of Hailham. Born in Hailsham. Husband of Dorothy Pearl Knight of 8, Cullen Street, Subiaco, Western Australia Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium

LARKIN

William John
Private G/16237 12th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 29th Divisiom. Killed in action 10 October 1916. Aged 26. Son of William & Agnes Larkin. Enlisted in Brighton. Born in Shoreham, Kent. Included on Rottingdean W. M. Buried in Euston Road Cemetery, Colincamps

LEVETT

Joseph Richard
Corporal TF/202042 1/5th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Died at home after the war. 8. 7. 20. Aged 26. Son of Ben & Rebecca Levett of 86, South Road, Hailsham. Buried in Hailsham Cemetery.

LEESON

Albert Edward
Private 698105, 1/22nd Battalion, London Regiment. Killed in action 23 March 1918. Aged 19. Born and enlisted in Stepney. Next of kin Stepney. Working in Hailsham. Commemorated on The Arras Memorial

LIMON

Henry
Private 6511, 2nd Battalion, Honourable Artillery Company 7th Division. Killed in action 12 January 1917. Aged 25. Son of Mr & Mrs Henry J. Limon Enlisted in Armoury House, London. Buried in Ancre British Cemetery, Beaumont Hamel

LUSTED, DCM

Alfred Thomas
Sergeant 320496, 16th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Born in Hailsham. Son of Alfred and Sarah Lusted. Died at home 26 March 1922. Age 27. Buried Hailsham Cemetery

MARRILLIER, DCM

Frederick Charles Jennens
Second Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Killed in action at Bodmin Copse near Ypres 30 October 1914. Aged 27. Son of Mr & Mrs Ernest Frank Jennens Marillier of High Croft, Seaford Local Schoolmaster. Resident of Hailsham Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium

MARYAN

Ernest
Private L/7419, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Killed in action at Ypres 1 November 1914. Aged 31. Regular Soldier. Born in Hailsham and enlisted in Eastbourne. Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium

MARYAN

Wilfred James
Gunner 226263, Royal Field Artillery. Died at home on 17 May 1922. Aged 31. Born in Hailsham. Son of James and Mary Maryan. Husband of Mercy Catt. Buried in Hailsham Cemetery.

MATTHEWS

Frederick K
Sergeant 180928 Railway Troops Depot, Royal Engineers. Born in Hailsham. Son of Henry and Caroline Matthews. Husband of Lilian Matthews. Died at Alexandra, Egypt on 28 December 1919. Age 36. Buried in Kantara War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt.

MATTHEWS

David H
Private SD/616 11th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Aged 24. Son of Mr Matthews & Mrs Mary Matthews of 8, Windsor Road, Hailsham. Born in Hailsham and enlisted in Herstmonceux. Buried in Grandcourt Road Cemetery.

MILWARD

Frank
Private 17095, 11th Battalion, Essex Regiment. 6th Division. Killed in action 27 September 1916. Aged 29. Born in Hailsham and enlisted in Eastbourne. Hailsham resident. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial

MORSE

Corrie
Private 50375, 11th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers 18th Division. Killed in action 17 February 1917. Aged 19. Son of Sidney & Alice Morse of Bridge House, Hailsham. Born in Hailsham and enlisted in Eastbourne. Buried in Regina Trench Cemetery Grandcourt

MURRELL

George
No further information currently available

NOAKES

Percy John
Private SD/2978, 9th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 24th Division. Killed in action at Messines 11 June 1917. Aged 24. Son of Mr & Mrs Alfred John Noakes of 1, Eastwell Place, Hailsham. Born in Hailsham and enlisted in Hastings. Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium

PARSONS

David (1)
Private SD/1427, 12th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action on the Rue de Bois 30 June 1916. Aged 32. Born in Hailsham and enlisted in Eastbourne. Next of kin Hailsham. Commemorated on The Loos Memorial

PARSONS

David (2)
Private TF/240032, 1/5th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 48th Division. Killed in action near Ypres 12 October 1917. Aged 25. Son od Aaron & Annie Parsons of 64, South Road, Hailsham. Born in Hellingly and enlisted in Hailsham. Buried in Solferino Farm Cemetery, Belgium

PARSONS

George
Private P/O 1938, 2nd Battalion, Royal Marines Light Infantry. Killed in action 8 October 1918. Aged 21. Born at Hellingly. Son of Aaron Parsons. Buried at Forenville Military Cemetery, Nord, France

PELLING

Ernest Alfred
Private L/7327, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 14 September 1914. Aged 33. Born Hailsham, enlisted Eastbourne. No known grave. Commemorated on La Ferte-Sous-Jouarre Memorial, Seine-et-Marne, France.

POTTER

Charles

Born at Eastbourne. Son of Charles and Eliza Potter. Husband of Sophia Potter.

There are two possibilities on his military service but nothing found to indicate which: -
Either – Bombardier, L/11867 Royal Field Artillery
Or – Private, M2/078011, Royal Army Service Corps

PYE

Arthur
Private 2696, 7th Battalion, London Regiment. Killed in action on the Somme 7 October 1917. Aged 26 Husband of Ethel Pye (remarried) of Burchetts Farm, Whitesmith, Halland Born in Westerham, Kent, and enlisted in Sun Street, London. Buried in Warlencourt British Cemetery.

RICHARDSON

Henry Jesse
Private 493179, 1/13th Battalion, London Regiment. Killed in action 16 August 1917. Aged 29. Son of Mr & Mrs William Richardson of 3, Palmers Row, Hailsham. Born in Hailsham & enlisted in Purfleet, Surrey. Resident of Hailsham. Buried in Divisional Collecting Post Cemetery & Extension, Belgium.

RIPLEY

George
Private, G/14223, 8th Battalion, Queen’s (Royal West Surrey). Born at Brighton. Son of George and Nancy Ripley. Died of wounds 2 August 1917. Aged 22. Buried at Poperinghe New Military Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, Belgium

RIGGLESFORD

Edgar
Private TF/2604, 1/5th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Killed in action at Richebourg L’Avoue 9 May 1915. Aged 23. Son of George & Frances Rigglesford of Harringay, London. Enlisted in Lewes. Hailsham resident Commemorated on The Le Touret Memorial

RIGGLESFORD

Thomas Ernest
Private L/8652, 1st Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Indian Army. Died in India 26 July 1915. Aged 26. Son of Mr & Mrs Thomas Rigglesford of Waverley House, Sackville Road, Hailsham. Born in Hailsham and enlisted in Eastbourne. Buried in Murree New Cemetery. Commemorated on The Rarachi Memorial, Pakistan.

RIPLEY

Abraham (1)
Private G/40970, 4th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. 37th Division. Killed in action at Ypres 31 July 1917. Aged 23. Son of Moses & Matilda Ripley of Magham Down, Hailsham. Born in Hollington and enlisted in Chichester. Formerly with the Royal West Kents. Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial Ypres Belgium

RIPLEY

Abraham (2)
Lance Corporal 51313, 7th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers 63rd Royal Naval Division. Killed in action 29 September 1918. Aged 29 Husband of Mrs A. Ripley of Harebeating, Hailsham. Born in Battle and enlisted in Bromley, Kent. Parents Biggin Hill. Kent. Buried in Quarry Wood Cemetery, Sains-Les-Marquion

SAUNDERS

Charles
Private 27516, 9th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers 12th Division. Killed in action 7 October 1916. Aged 38. Born in Hailsham and enlisted in Eastbourne. Hailsham resident. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial

SAUNDERS

Ernest S
Private 50631, 2nd Battalion the Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds in base hospital at Etaples 22 May 1917. Aged 31. Born in Hailsham and enlisted in Aldershot Formerly RASC. Buried in Etaples Military Cemetery

SAUNDERS, MM

John
Sergeant 52182, "B" Battery, 15th Brigade, Royal Horse Artillery Died of wounds in base hospital at Rouen 20 October 1917. Aged 29. Born in Hailsham and enlisted in Eastbourne. Buried in St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen

SEAMER

Frederick Charles
Private, (Service No unknown) Coldstream Guards. Formerly Gunner, 613, Royal Field Artillery. Born at Seaford. Son of Charles Seamer. Died at some time prior to August 1919 but no details have yet been found

SHAW

Edward Lockhart
2nd Lieutenant, Queen’s (Royal West Surrey). Killed in action 5 August 1916. Aged 26. Formerly Corporal, R/13196, Hon. Royal Artillery Company. Born in China. Son of Edward and Esther Shaw of Ireland. Husband of Gwendoline Shaw of Los Angeles, California. Buried at Aveluy Communal Cemetery Extension, France

SMITH

Frank Charles
Private T/649, Royal Army Service Corps. Home Counties Division. Died at home 11 September 1915. Aged 24. Born at Hailsham. Son of Sidney and Maria Smith.Buried in Hailsham Cemetery

SMITH

George
Private S/2146 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Reservist Killed in action at Richebourg L’Avoue 9 May 1915. Aged 18. Born in Chiddingly and enlisted in Hailsham Son of Robert and Eliza Smith. Commemorated on The Le Touret Memorial

SMITH

John
Private 28191, 6th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry 14th Light Division. Killed in action 16 September 1916. Aged 25. Son of John & Emma Jane Smith of 34, Bell Banks Road, Hailsham. Husband of Emily Clara Esther Smith of 3, Cobden Place, Hailsham. Born in Hailsham and enlisted in Eastbourne. Formerly Royal Field Artillery Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial

SMITH

Samuel
Gunner, 30098, No. 1 Depot, Royal Field Artillery. Died at home on 24 July 1918. Aged 37. Son of Samson and Ruth Smith. Enlisted at Eastbourne in 1903 for 12 years, 3 in South Africa, 9 on Reserve. Husband of Rhoda Smith. Buried in Hailsham Cemetery.

SMITH

Thomas Henry
Private 153300, Labour Corps formerly with the Middlesex Regiment. Died at home 2 November 1918. Aged 20. Son of John & Emma Smith of 34, Bell Banks Road, Hailsham. Buried in Hailsham Cemetery

STICKLAND

Alfred Augustus
Private G/15975, 13th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action 24 October 1917. Aged 37. Son of Henry & Martha Stickland of 9, Elmsdown Place, Hailsham. Born in Lewes & enlisted in Eastbourne. Buried in Godewaersvelde British Cemetery

TINGLEY

John Henry
Rifleman 5531, 2nd Battalion, Rifle Brigade. 8th Division. Killed in action. 9 May 1915. Aged 19 Formerly G/1869 Royal Sussex. Son of Henry & Georgina Tingley in 3, Windsor Road, Hailsham. Born in Brighton and enlisted in Chichester. Resident of Hailsham. Commemorated on The Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium

TOYE

Claude Leonard
Lance Corporal SD/3034, 13th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action on the Rue de Bois 30 June 1916. Aged 27. Son of Alfred & Rosamond Toye. Born in Haywards Heath and enlisted in Bexhill Haywards Heath, Hastings and Blacklands Parish Church , Hastings War Memorials. Bur, Cabaret Rouge British Cemetery.

VINE

Bert
Private TF/202989, 1/5th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action at Ypres 12 October 1917. Aged 25. Son of Mr Vine & Mrs Caroline Vine of 37, Station Road, Hailsham. Born in Hailsham and enlisted in Chichester. Buried in Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery Belgium

VINE

James Uriah
Gunner 212574, "C" Battery, 110th brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died 23 January 1918. Aged 37. Born Hailsham, enlisted Eastbourne. Son of George and Ellen Vine; husband of A. C. Emily Vine, of "Llanberis," 53, Summerheath Rd., Hailsham, Sussex. Buried in Grevillers British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Plot X. Row D. Grave 7.

WALKER

Percy Edward
Private SD/255, 11th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action 8 October 1916. Aged 27. Son of Mr & Mrs Johnathan Walker of Sandrocks Cottages, Hailsham. Born and enlisted in Eastbourne. Christchurch Parish Church Eastbourne War Memorial. Buried in Auchonvillers Military Cemetery

WALKER

Arthur
Private SD/3812, 11th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Died of wounds at Ypres 8 September 1917. Aged 22. Born in Hailsham and enlisted in Eastbourne. Buried in Larchwood (Railway Cutting) Military Cemetery, Belgium.

WILLARD

Albert Ellis
Lieutenant, "D" Company, 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action near twin copse Arras 4 July 1917. Aged 25. Son of Police Superintendent Albert Willard & Mrs Mary Willard of "La Roseraie" 59, Summerheath Road, Hailsham Commemorated on The Arras Memorial.

WOOD

Frank
Corporal TF/243039, 2/6th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. 61st Division. Killed in action 24 October 1918. Aged 41. orn and enlisted in Hailsham Formerly Private, 1394, Royal Sussex Regiment. Buried in Crucifix Cemetery, Vendegies sur Ecailon

WOOD

John
Petty Officer (Chief Stoker), 170070, HMS “Flirt”. Born at Herstmonceux. Son of John and Harriett Wood. Drowned 27 October 1916. Aged 26. Commemorated on Portsmouth Naval Memorial.

WOODHAMS

Albert John
Private 50449, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. 3rd Division. Died of wounds 27 September 1918. Aged 23. Son of Albert Edward & Anne Woodhams of Havelock House, Battle Road, Hailsham. Born in Hellingly and enlisted in Eastbourne. Buried in Sunken Road Cemetery, Boisleux-St. Marc
1939 - 1945
OUR GRATITUDE IS
GIVEN ALSO TO THOSE BRAVE
SONS OF HAILSHAM WHO DIED
TO VINDICATE THE SACRIFICE OF THEIR FATHERS
WE SHALL AWLAYS REMEMBER

BAYLEY

Edward Alan
Sergeant (Pilot) 741004, 249 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 10 october 1940. Aged 29. Son of Edward George and Edith Bayley; husband of Josephine Adele Bayley, of Hailsham, Sussex. buried in BROMLEY (ST. LUKE'S) CEMETERY, Kent. Section K. Grave 198.

BEARDMORE

Clement Maxton
Lance Corporal 6410619, 10th Battalion, The Parachute Regiment, A.A.C.. Died 21 September 1944. Aged 22. Son of Charles Edward Arthur Bernard and Minnie Beardmore, of Hailsham, Sussex. Buried in ARNHEM OOSTERBEEK WAR CEMETERY, Gelderland, Netherlands. Plot 5. Row A. Grave 14.

BONIFACE

Jack
Able Seaman P/JX 158220, H.M.S. Hood, Royal Navy. Lost with his ship 24 May 1941. Aged 18. Son of Charlie and Ivy Emma Boniface, of Hailsham, Sussex. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 47, Column 2.

BROOK

Charles Thomas
Able Seaman C/J 38858, H.M.S. Willamette Valley, Royal Navy. Died 29 June 1940. Aged 40. Son of Thomas and Ellen Brook, of Hailsham, Sussex. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 35, Column 1.

Note: His ship was renamed H.M.S. “Edgehill” (X39) and turned into a decoy ship, after it was requisitioned by the Royal Navy

BROWN

Edward Evan
Warrant Officer II, Royal Tank Corps. Died 25 July 1944 aged 27 years Husband of Doris Elvy of Hailsham, in Sussex. Buried in RANVILLE WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Plot IX. Row B. Grave 8

ERRIDGE

Frank Alfred
Telegraphist P/JX 151516, H.M.S. Hood, Royal Navy. Lost with his ship 24 May 1941. Aged 20. Son of Robert and Elizabeth Julia Erridge, of Hailsham, Sussex. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 52, Column 3.

FEARS

Leonard Frank
Private 6403429, 1st Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment Died 26 September 1944. Aged 26. Son of Emma Grace Fears; husband of Iris Alice Fears, of Hailsham, Sussex. Buried in CORIANO RIDGE WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot XVII. Row B. Grave 6.

FITZGERALD

Michael Papillon
Sub Lieutenant, H.M.S. “Esk”, Royal Navy. Died 31 August 1940. Age 20. Son of Major N. and Mrs K Fitzgerald, latterly of Hailsham. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 37 Column 1

FULLER

[Frederick] Mark
Private, Royal Sussex, 6397322. Died 20 May 1940. Age 33. Son of Walter and Ruth Fuller of Hailsham, Sussex. Husband of Nellie Saunders of Hailsham, Sussex. Buried at ABBEVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, France. Plot 9. Row D. Grave 11.

FUNNELL

Kenneth George
Ordinary Seaman P/JX 158107, H.M.S. Hood, Royal Navy. Lost with his ship 24 May 1941. Aged 18. Son of Edith Mabel Funnell, of Hailsham, Sussex. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 50, Column 2.

HAFFENDEN

Maurice Ernest
Sergeant 911279, 77 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 23 September 1943. Aged 25. Son of Clifford L. and Mabel Rose Haffenden, of Hailsham, Sussex. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 151.

HELSDON

Raymond Athol
Captain 313592, General List. Died 15 october 1944. Aged 35. Son of Horace John Helsdon, F.R.I.B.A., and Flora Jane Helsdon; husband of Charity Lydia Helsdon, of Hailsham, Sussex. Formerly Divisional Inspector, Sussex Constabulary. Buried in HOTTON WAR CEMETERY, Luxembourg, Belgium. Plot II. Row C. Grave 2.

HIDE

Henry
Lieutenant, Royal Artillery. Died 15 February 1945. Age 32. Son of Charles and Mildred Hide of Hailsham, Sussex. Buried in HAILSHAM CEMETERY, Grave Space 2537.

JARVIS

Robin
Private 14753002, 1st Battalion, Highland Light Infantry (City of Glasgow Regiment). Died 5 April 1945. Aged 19. Son of Robert and Dora Kathleen Jarvis, of Hailsham, Sussex. Buried in REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Plot 61. Row B. Grave 5.

KAUTER

Herman Joseph
Captain, Royal Tank Corps. Died 21 May 1940, Age 31. Husband of Elizabeth. Buried at LONGUENESSE (ST OMER) SOUVENIR CEMETERY, St Omer, France. Plot 8. Row B. Grave 6.

KING

George Edward
Private 14804695, 5th Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Died 29 April 1945. Aged 18. Son of George Henry and Annie Ethel King, of Hailsham, Sussex. Buried in BECKLINGEN WAR CEMETERY, Niedersachsen, Germany. Plot 2. Row D. Grave 1A.

LANGLEY

Walter
Sergeant, Royal Marines. Died 29 February 1944. Age 36. Son of Alfred and Edith Langley of Hailsham, Sussex. Married (wife’s name unknown). Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL. Panel 79. Column 1.

LOVELL

Wilfred Amos
Private, Queen’s (Royal West Surrey), 6105918. Died 18 June 1944. Age 35. Son of Amos and Winifred Lovell of Hailsham, Sussex. Buried in TILLY-SUR-SEULLES WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Plot XI. Row F. Grave 5

MITCHELL

Kenneth Thomas William
Sergeant Air Gunner, 570372, 36 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 23 June 1941. Age 21. Son of Mr & Mrs Tom Mitchell of Hailsham, Sussex. Buried in KRANJI WAR CEMETERY, Singapore. Plot 37. Row C. Grave 2.

MOORE

Frederick John
Leading Motor Mechanic C/MX550303, H.M.L.S.T. 413, Royal Navy. Died 13 May 1944. Aged 19. Son of Frederick and Mercy Moore, of Hailsham. Buried in HAILSHAM CEMETERY, Sussex. Grave 3428.

NEWNHAM

Thomas Harold
Lance Sergeant, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire Regiment. Died 28 June 1944. Age 36. Son of Henry and Annie Newman. Husband of Nancy Cousens of Hailsham, Sussex. Buried in ASSISI WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot 1. Row E. Grave 11.

PERRIN

Alfred James
Cook (S) P/MX 56031, H.M.S. Hood, Royal Navy. Lost with his ship 24 May 1941. Aged 29. Son of Ethel Perrin, of Hawkswood, Hailsham, Sussex. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 57, Column 3.

PETTIGREW

Herbert
Sergeant, 875663, Royal Artillery. Died 12 February 1944. Age 30. Married (wife’s name unknown). Lived in Hailsham, Sussex. Commemorated on EAST AFRICA MEMORIAL, in Nairobi. Column 2.

PIPER

William Patrick
Private. S/6403808, 6th Airborne Division, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 7 June 1944. Age 28. Son of Albert and Frances Piper of Hailsham, Sussex. Husband of Stella Hunnisett of Hailsham, Sussex. Buried in RANVILLE WAR CEMETERY, France Plot IVA, Row E, Grave 20

RAWLINGS

Eric Frank
Sergeant (Wireless Operator/ Air Gunner) 1306695, 150 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 22 February 1942. Aged 21. Son of Frank and Lilian Alice Rawlings, of Hailsham, Sussex. Buried in MANBY (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD, Lincolnshire. Grave 7.

REYNOLDS

Reginald [Henry]
Seaman P/X 17833A, H.M. Trawler Northern Rover, Royal Naval Reserve. Died 5 November 1939. Aged 25. Son of George H. and Agnes F. Reynolds, of Hailsham, Sussex. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 36, Column 2.

ROBINS

John Henry Walter
Private 6406987, 5th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died 15 September 1943. Aged 31. Son of George Alfred and Amelia Mercy Robins, of Hailsham, Sussex. Buried in SALERNO WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot II. Row E. Grave 6.

RUSSELL

Frank Cecil
Gunner, 1696533, 61 Light AA Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 20 January 1942. Age 32. Son of Elizabeth Russell. Husband of Jean. Buried in BENGHAZI WAR CEMETERY. Plot 3, Row E. Grave 13.

SARGENT

Charles William
Private, 14712219, 5th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry. Died 22 November 1944. Age 18. Son of Charles and Annie Sargent of Hailsham, Sussex. Buried in REICHSWALD WAR CEMETERY, Germany. Plot 57, Row E. Grave 7

SAUNDERS

Alan Benjamin Robert
Gunner 877147, Royal Artillery attached to H.Q. 50th Division. Died 14 July 1943. Aged 26. Son of Alan Robert and May Annette Saunders, of Hailsham, Sussex. Buried in SYRACUSE WAR CEMETERY, SICILY, Italy. plot VII. Row C. Grave 7.

SEA-MAYS

Henry Thomas
Second Officer, Merchant Navy, S.S. “Empire Moat”. Married and living in Hailsham, Sussex. Died 21 September 1941. Age 65. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, Panel 44

SKINNER

Albert Jack
Leading Aircraftman, 1389009, Royal Air Force, Initial Training Wing. Died 16 February 1942. Age 24. Son of Albert and Mabel Skinner of Hailsham, Sussex. Married Constance Waite of Southampton, Hampshire. Buried in SOUTHAMPTON (HOLLYBROOK) CEMETERY, Hampshire. Section K, Row 10, Grave 205.

STAPLEY

William Ftank George
Sergeant, 1902127, Docks Operating Company, Royal Engineers. Died 20 July 1943. Age 26. Son of William and Maud Stapley of Hailsham, Sussex. Buried in SYRACUSE WAR CEMETERY, Sicily. Plot I. Row F. Grave 12.

STONESTREET

Frederick William
Corporal 874587, 2nd Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). Died 21 April 1945. Aged 23. Son of Vincent and Lucy Eleanor Stonestreet, of Hailsham, Sussex. Buried in BECKLINGEN WAR CEMETERY, Niedersachsen, Gwermany. Plot 18. Row C. Grave 10.

WAKEHAM

Norman John
Flying Officer (Navigator) 160593. 166 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 28 May 1944. Aged 23. Son of John and Grace Wakeham; husband of Jean Iris Wakeham, of Hailsham, Sussex. Buried in REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Plot 21. Row C. Collective grave 5-8.

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