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HAMPDEN PARK WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Chris Comber 2008

Hampden Park is part of Eastbourne. It was erected in 1920 in Hampden Park, where it still is and was paid for by private subscription. The Friends of the Hampden Park sourced sponsorship to completely restore the memorial a few years ago. The memorial contains 23 names and initials for the World War 1 and 18 for World War 2. Most of the World War 1 men appear on the Eastbourne Roll of Honour in The Council Offices. Those who do not are indicated *. The memorial takes the form of a stone obelisk set on a stone plinth that bears the inscription and names in black lettering. The plinth surmounts a three-stepped stone base and the whole is set on paved area in park.

Photograph (above) Copyright © Chris Comber 2008
Photograph (below) Copyright © Alan Stevens 2009

IN
GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE
OF THE
MEN OF HAMPDEN PARK
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR
THIS COUNTRY IN THE GREAT WAR
1914-1918

ARMENER

Frank W

Private G/69035, 1st Battalion, Royal West Surrey Regiment. 33rd Division. Killed in action 21 September 1918. Aged 18. Son of Albert & Charlotte Armener formerly of Woolwich. Born in Eastbourne and enlisted in Brighton. Resident of Hampden Park. Eastbourne. Buried in Villers Hill British Cemetery. Villers Guislain

AVARD

Harry

Sapper 532735, 490th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died of wounds in base hospital at Etaples 1 June 1918. Aged 31. Son of Mr & Mrs Avard of 6, Upwich Cottages, Eastbourne. Husband of Mrs Ellen Avard of 10, Hydney Street, Eastbourne. Born and enlisted in Eastbourne. Bricklayer. Buried in Etaples Military Cemetery.

BREACH

Charles James Percival

Sergeant 83458, 126 Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 5 July 1917. Aged 31. Son of Henry Thomas & Lucy Venus Breach. Husband of Marian Isabel Breach of "Littlecot" Hampden Park, Eastbourne. Born and enlisted in Eastbourne Schoolmaster. Buried in Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery, Belgium

COOMBS

Samuel Howard

Lance Corporal SD/2654, 13th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Died of wounds at St.Omer 12 July 1916. Son of Samuel & Sarah Mary Coombs of 163 New Park Road, Streatham, South London. Born in Dulwich and enlisted in Eastbourne. Buried in Longuenesse Souvenir Cemetery, St.Omer.

DAVIS

Ernest

Lance Corporal SD/1306, 12th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action at St,Julien near Ypres 31 July 1917. Aged 23. Son of Ernest & Charlotte Davis of Hampden Park, Eastbourne. Husband of Mrs Dorothy Davis of 3, Railway Road, Hampden Park. Employed as a hydroman. Born in Seaford and enlisted in Bexhill on Sea. Buried in Buffs Road Cemetery, Belgium

FRY

Richard

Private SD/2312, 12th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action on the Rue De Bois 30 June 1916. Aged 23. Son of Jesse & Mary Anne Fry of Eastbourne. Born in Hellingly and enlisted in Bexhill on Sea. Employed as a groom and gardener. Buried in St.Vaast Post British Cemetery

GORRINGE, MC

Edward Clifton

Captain, 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 12th Division attached "C" Company. Killed in action 5 September 1918. Aged 32. Son of Frank & Mary Gorringe of "Rowfant" Hampden Park, Eastbourne. Buried in Peronne Communal Cemetery Extension.

HENTY

Herbert Alfred

Private SD/1360, 12th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Died of wounds in military hospital in the United Kingdom 10 July 1916. Aged 19. "A" Company. Son of Mr & Mrs Herbert Henty of Hampden Park Lodge, Hampden Park, Eastbourne. Born All Souls, Eastbourne and enlisted in Bexhill on Sea. Employed in an Eastbourne factory. Buried in Eastbourne (Ocklynge) Cemetery

HUTCHINSON

Arthur John

possibly Trooper 2977 2nd Life Guards. Cavalry Division. Western Front. Killed in action during the March Retreat 28 March 1918 Born in Shepherds Bush and enlisted in London. Commemorated on The Pozieres Memorial.

IRONS

William

Private SD/1377, 12th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Reported. Killed in action on 1 July 1916. Aged 24. Son of William Charles & Agnes Irons of "The Stables" Hampden Park, Eastbourne. Born in Willingdon and enlisted in Bexhill on Sea. Local Coalman. Commemorated on The Loos Memorial

KING

William

Private SD/4886, 13th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action at Ypres 18 October 1917. Aged 30. Born in Eastbourne and enlisted in Cooden Beach, Bexhill on Sea. Eastbourne Cabbie. Next of kin, Polegate. Included on Polegate Parish Church War Memorial. Buried in Bedford House Cemetery, Belgium

MARSHAM

Horace William

Able Seaman J/18735, HMS "Queen Mary", Royal Navy. Lost with the Battlecruiser at the Battle of Jutland 31 May 1916. Aged 19. Former boot maker. Son of Harry & Frances Rowena Marsham of 6. Broderick Road, Hampden Park, Eastbourne. Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial

PARSONS

George W J

Gunner 67628, 117th Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Regular Gunner. Killed in action on the Marne 15 September 1914. Aged 23. Born and enlisted in Eastbourne. Formerly local coalman. Commemorated on The Ferte Sous Jouarre Memorial

PATTENDEN

William George

Private SD/1430, 12th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Died of wounds 9 June 1916. Aged 20. Son of George & Anne Pattenden of 19, Station Road, Hampden Park, Eastbourne. Born and enlisted in Eastbourne. Native of Willingdon. Employed as a hydroman. Buried in Bethune Town Cemetery

PENFOLD *

James Michael

Private (Drummer) L/9475, 1st Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. The Indian Army. Regular soldier Died of disease in India 15 June 1919. Aged 29. Son of John & Harriett Penfold of Fletton Cottages, Elm Grove, Hampden Park, Eastbourne. Born and enlisted in Eastbourne Buried in Ali Masjid Cemetery and commemorated on The Delhi Memorial, India.

PREBBLE

Frederick Charles

Private 030929, Royal Army Ordnance Corps attached to 254th P.O.W Company. Died in France 11 June 1919. Aged 36. Son of John & Sarah Prebble of Folkestone. Husband of Maude Prebble of 43, Glynde Avenue, Hampden Park, Eastbourne. Buried in Villers Bretonneux Military Cemetery

RUDKIN

Albert Thomas

Able Seaman J/26657, HMS "Invincible", Royal Navy. Lost with the Battlecruiser at The Battle of Jutland 31 May 1916. Aged 19. Son of Mr & Mrs E.G. Reynolds of 1, Brickfield Cottages, Hampden Park, Eastbourne. Former Groom/Gardener. Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial

SANDERS *

Reginald Horace

probably Second Lieutenant Royal Air Force 50th Training Depot Station Died at home 5 September 1918. Buried in Hampstead Cemetery

SMITH

Harry

Private G/5759, 9th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 24th Division. Killed in action near Ration Farm 9 July 1916. Aged 19. Son of George & Emma Smith of 1, Parks Terrace, Hampden Park, Eastbourne. Employed in Eastbourne as a timberman. Born in Hampden Park and enlisted in Eastbourne. Buried in Berks Cemetery Extension, Ploegsteert, Belgium

STEVENS

Mark

Private 42074, 22nd, Battalion, Manchester Regiment. 7th Division. Formerly The Royal Sussex Regiment. Died of wounds 12 October 1917. Enlisted in Eastbourne. Buried in Hooge Crater Cemetery, Belgium

TUGWELL

William George

Private SD/1481, 12th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action on the Rue De Bois 30 June 1916. Aged 18. Son of William & Eliza Tugwell of 7, Broderick Road, Hampden Park, Eastbourne. Born in Willingdon and enlisted in Bexhill on Sea. Employed in a Grocers shop in Eastbourne. Buried in St.Vaast Post Cemetery

TURTON

Stanley Arthur

Corporal G/19584, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Killed in action near Cambrin 19 August 1918. Aged 36. Son of Arthur & Maria Turton of Eastbourne. Husband of Grace Victoria Lomas Turton of 19, Mayfield Place, Upper Avenue, Eastbourne. Born in London and enlisted in Eastbourne. Hardware dealer. Buried in Cambrin Military Cemetery

WHITE, MM *

Henry William

Sergeant 56614, East African Imperial Signal Company, Royal Engineers.. Died at sea 21 November 1917. Aged 34. Son of James & Rose White of London. Husband of Mrs Mary White of 67, Welldon Crescent, Harrow, Middlesex. Born in Pinlico, London and enlisted in Eastbourne. Commemorated on The Mombasa Memorial, Kenya

TO THOSE WHO DIED
1939-1945
WE WILL REMEMBER THEM

ARCHER

Charles Thomas

Civilian. Killed by enemy action at 15, Pollards Hill, East Croydon on the 24 June 1944. Aged 54. Husband of Mrs May Archer of Hampden Park. Buried in Croydon County Borough Cemetery.

BONIFACE

Thomas Albert

Mess Room Boy, SS "Corvus" (Norway), Merchant Navy. Died at sea 27 February 1945. Aged 16. Son of Charlie Arthur and Kate Eliza Boniface of Hampden Park, Eastbourne. Commemorated on The Tower Bridge Memorial

COLE

Leonard Anthony

Sub Lieutenant, HMS "Implacable", Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Lost serving as a Fleet Air Arm Officer on the Aircraft Carrier 9 December 1944. Aged 23. Son of Charles Walter & Caroline Cole of Eastbourne. Commemorated on The Lee on Solent Memorial

CREED

Stanley Foster

Apprentice, M.V. "Glenmoor" (London), Mechant Navy. Lost 27 November 1940. Aged 18. Son of Walter Foster & Louisa Amelia Creed of Eastbourne. Buried in Magheragallon Catholic Cemetery,Eire.

DENTON

Bertram C. B.

Driver, Royal Army Service Corps. Died during operations in Libya 15 September 1942. Aged 35. Son of George & Kate Denton of Eastbourne. Husband of Mrs B. Denton of Hampden Park. Buried in Heliopolis War Cemetery, Egypt

FAULKNER

Hugh Robert

Ordinary Seaman, HMS "Airedale", Royal Navy. One of 44 lost when the Hunt Class Destroyer was bombed and sunk by German aircraft south of Crete in the Mediterranean 15 June 1942. Aged 16. Son of Howard Bertram & Dorothy Edith Faulkner of Hampden Park, Eastbourne. Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial

GATES

Charles Edward

Driver, Royal Army Service Corps. Died at home 23 February 1943. Aged 39. Son of James & Edith Gates of Berwick Husband of Grace Helena Gates of Hampden Park. Buried in Berwick Churchyard

GOLDSMITH

Roland George Hood

Private, 7th Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in Normandy 7 August 1944. Aged 28. Son of David & Florence Goldsmith of Eastbourne. Husband of Gladys Joan Goldsmith of Eastbourne. Buried in Bayeux War Cemetery

HAGGAR

Charles Roy

Bombardier, 118th Field Regiment, Singapore, Royal Artillery. Taken prisoner at Singapore and died in captivity in Thailand 22 December 1943. Aged 24. Buried in Chungkai War Cemetery, Thailand

HOOKHAM

Violet M

Auxilliary Territorial Service (ATS). Died at home 25 June 1940. Daughter of Sidney & Bessie Hookham of Hampden Park Eastbourne. Buried in Eastbourne (Ocklynge) Cemetery

HULBERT

Kenneth John

Apprentice, Motor Vessel "Diala" (London), Merchant Navy. Lost at sea 15 January 1942. Aged 20. Commemorated on The Tower Hill Memorial

HURT

Leonard Arthur

Despatch Rider, National Fire Service. Died at Eastbourne 22 September 1943. Aged 22. Son of William Thomas & Edith Rose Hurt of Hampden Avenue, Hampden Park. Buried in Eastbourne County Borough Cemetery

PALLOT

Cecil Francis Kenneth

Leading Stoker, HMS "Emerald", Royal Navy. Died at sea 15. 6. 1941. Aged 23. Husband of Mrs Marjorie Gwendoline Mabel Pallot. Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial

REYNOLDS

John Edward

Able Seaman, HMS "Worcester", Royal Navy. Killed in action when the Destroyer was damaged during the Dunkirk evacuation 1 June 1940. Aged 19. Son of Edward George & Jessie Evelyn Reynolds of Eastbourne. Buried in Dover (St. James) Cemetery

SCOTCHER

Peter

Sub Lieutenant (A), HMS St Angelo (Malta), Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Killed in action in Sicily 4 June 1943. Aged 20. Son of Alfred Edward & Amelia Scotcher. Nephew of Mabel Matthewes of Lindfield. Buried in Syracuse War Cemetery, Sicily

TINGLEY

Reginald Alfred

Private, 12th Airborne Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Killed in action during the Rhine crossings 24 March 1945. Buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

WATTS

Henry George

Able Seaman, HMS "Victory" Portsmouth, Royal Navy. Died at home 17 April 1941. Aged 21. Son of Henry & Lydia Watts of Hampden Park. Buried in Haslar Royal Naval Cemetery

WOODWARD

Vincent Arthur James

Warrant Officer (Navigator), Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 6 October 1944. Aged 32. Son of James Vincent & Florence Gertrude Woodward Husband of Gwendoline Edith Mary Woodward of Hampden Park, Eastbourne. Buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery, Yorkshire.

Last updated: 25 June, 2014

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