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HAYWARDS HEATH, ST WILFRID'S SCHOOL WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright ©
Transcribed Jill Harwood; researched Chris Comber 2007

Roll of Honour board for the First World War was transferred from the old St Wilfrid's school to the current one in the 1950's. The board is located in a corridor which means it's impossible to get a 'full frontal' . While this board is seen by the pupils and staff every day it is little known outside the school community. Document here is the list of the 75 ex-pupils who died. Kindly Allison Goodfellow, the Headteacher, is happy for anyone to make an appointment to see the board, the school phone number is 01444 413707. The email address at the school can be used so that individual photos of entries can be sent to anyone who would like them, this is jharwood1@wsgfl.org.uk

Photographs Copyright © Jill Harwood 2007

1914-1919
ST WILFRID'S SCHOOL
ROLL OF HONOUR
FOR GOD<FOR KING, FOR COUNTRY
GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THEN THIS
THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE
FOR HIS FRIENDS.

AUSTEN

Henry

No further information currently available

AUSTEN, DCM

Ernest

Second Lieutenant, 14th Hussars The Indian Army. Died of Enteric Fever at Meerut, India 25th August 1916. Aged 46. Son of Mr. & Mrs George Austen of The Heath Hotel, Haywards Heath. Served for 27 Years including the South African War. Husband of Mrs E. Austen. Left his widow with four children. (DCM). Commemorated on The Delhi Memorial India MR.69. See also Haywards Heath

AUSTEN

Leon Guy

Private M2/052240, Royal Army Service Corps Died at home on the 3rd November 1918. Aged 38. Son of Mr & Mrs George Austen of ‘The Heath Hotel’ Haywards Heath. A widower with three children. Born in Haywards Heath. Enlisted London. Buried at Haywards Heath. (WesternRoad) Cemetery. See also Haywards Heath

AWCOCK

Edmund

Able Seaman R/3313, 'Nelson' Battalion, 63rd Royal Naval Division., Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Killed in action near Ypres 2nd November 1917. Son of Mr, & Mrs Awcock of 2, Grove Cottages, New England Road, Haywards Heath. Employed by Mr Denman, Cuckfield. Commemorated on The Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium MR.30. See also Haywards Heath

AWCOCK

John

Guardsman 15474, 2nd Battalion, The Scots Guards. Guards Division. Killed in action during the Final Advance 12th October 1918. Born Lindfield. Enlisted Haywards Heath. Son of Mrs Awcock of Mill Green Road, Haywards Heath. Employed by a Horace Finch. Buried Romeries Communal Cemetery Extension F.206. See also Haywards Heath

BACKSHALL

Bernard Bernard

Private TF.266076, 6th Battalion, The Suffolk Regiment (Reserve Battalion) Died at home on the 3rd April 1917. Son of Mr. & Mrs Backshall of Haywards Heath. Born in Ardingly and enlisted in Brighton. Buried St. Wilfreds Churchyard, Haywards Heath. See also Haywards Heath

BACKSHALL

Reginald

Corporal 5530, 2/6th Battalion, The Royal Warwickshire Regiment 61st Division. Killed in action on the 8th July 1916. Son of Mr & Mrs B. Backshall of 8, Triangle Road, Haywards Heath. Enlisted in Haywards Heath. Commemorated on The Loos Memorial MR.19. See also Haywards Heath

BARNETT

Arthur Charles

Private 21629, 1st Battalion, The Wiltshire Regiment.25th Division. Killed in action at The Aisne Front 27th May 1918. Aged 19. Born Haywards Heath. Enlisted Brighton. Son of Alfred of 17 Wolesley Road, Portslade. Commemorated on The Soissons Memorial MR.18. See also Haywards Heath

BINGLE

Edward Percy

Private 20827, 12th Battalion, The West Yorkshire Regiment 3rd Division. Killed in action 12th December 1917. Aged 19. Foster son of Mrs J Marchant of 97, New England Road, Haywards Heath. Employed by Mssrs. Martin, Motor Engineers of Lewes & Lindfield. Born Brickfield ? Sussex. Enlisted in Chichester. Commemorated on The Arras Memorial MR.20. See also Haywards Heath

BOTTING

Allen Gaston

[Spelt Allan on Haywards Heath WM] Driver 45704, 43rd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds. 3rd November 1914. Aged 29. Born Haywards Heath. Enlisted Brighton. Son of Philip Allan and Annie Maria of Scaynes Hill. Also on Scaynes Hill War Memorial. Buried Wimereux Communal Cemetery.F.64. See also Haywards Heath

BREADING

Herbert William

Private G.69410, 6th Battalion, The Royal West Surrey Regiment 12th New Army Division. Killed in action 23rd August 1918. Aged 18. Son of William and Fanny Breeding of Southlands Cottages, Kents Road, Haywards Heath. Born in Cuckfield and enlisted in Brighton. Buried Morlancourt British Cemetery No.2.Ville sur Ancre F.633. See also Haywards Heath

BURTENSHAW

Vernon G

Private DM2/163148, 403rd Mechanical Transport, Royal Army Service Corps (Attached to the 11th Anzac Regiment). Killed in action 1st August 1917. Aged 30. Son of Mr & Mrs W.Burtenshaw of New England Road, Haywards Heath. Husband of Mrs Esther Matilda Burtenshaw of 3, Seaton Terrace, Lancing, St.James The Less Parish Church W.M, Lancing. Born in Cuckfield and enlisted in Worthing. Buried Brandhoek New Military Cemetery, Belgium B.7. See also Haywards Heath

CAREY

William

Private The East Surrey Regiment. Wounded on The Somme in 1916 with the East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action or Died later with another unidentified Regiment. Next of kin unknown. Details required. See also Haywards Heath

CHATFIELD

Harry George

Corporal 4798, 1st Battalion, Scots Guards 1st Division. Died of wounds at Netley Military Hospital 25th September 1914. Aged 30. Husband of Mrs M Chatfield of 'The Vineries', Langney, Eastbourne. Son of Henry and Frances Chatfield of 4 Mill Green Road, Haywards Heath. Born in Haywards Heath and enlisted in Cuckfield. Also on Eastbourne War Memorial. Buried Netley Military Cemetery, Hound, Hampshire. See also Haywards Heath

COMPTON

James

Corporal TF200404, 1/4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment 34th Division. Died of wounds in Belgium 16th October 1918. Aged 22. Son of James and Caroline of 53 Gower Road, Haywards Heath. Employee of George Hilton. Born in Southwater and enlisted in Haywards Heath. Buried Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium B.11. See also Haywards Heath

COOK

Arthur George

Private TF 1146, 1/4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment 53rd Welsh Division. Died of Peritonitis in Military Hospital, Egypt 23rd September 1915. Son of Frederick and Minnie Cook of Franklyns Road, Haywards Heath. Joined T.F. in 1910.Born and enlisted in Haywards Heath. Buried Chatby War Memorial Cemetery Alexandria, Egypt 6. See also Haywards Heath

COOMBS

Reginald

Lance Sergeant 2719, 2nd Battalion, The Rifle Brigade 8th Division. Killed in action at Ypres 25th September 1915. Son of Mr J Coombs of New England Road, Haywards Heath. Born in Haywards Heath and enlisted in Brighton. Resident of Aylesbury, Bucks. Commemorated on The Ploegsteert Memorial Belgium MR.32. See also Haywards Heath

CORDERY

Herbert Thomas

Private 5644, 6th Dragoons (Inniskillings) Cavalry Division attached to The 1st Life Guards. Killed in action at Ypres 11th February 1915. Aged 29. Only son of Thomas and Alice Corderey of 1 Henley Villas, New England Road, Haywards Heath. Born in Reigate and enlisted in London. Buried Ypres Town Cemetery Extension Belgium B.58. See also Haywards Heath

COTTINGHAM

Frederick [George]

Gunner 101954, 230th Seige Battery, The Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 23rd August 1917. Aged 32. Husband of Kate Edith Cottingham of 16 Mill Green Road, Haywards Heath. Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Cottingham of Haywards Heath. Born and enlisted in Haywards Heath. Employed by Captain Speer at Nether Walstead, Lindfield. Buried Bedford House Cemetery Enclosure No.2 Belgium.B165. See also Haywards Heath

COWDREY

George Edward

Private G5007, 9thBattalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 24th Division. Killed in action at Hooge on the 14th February 1916. Son of Mrs J R Cowdrey of 2 Sydney Villas, Sydney Road, Haywards Heath. Born in Portslade and enlisted in Brighton Employed by Messrs Golding of Station Hotel. Buried Hooge Menin Road (South) Military Cemetery, Ypres, B.72. See also Haywards Heath

COWLEY

Frederick [Thomas]

Private 36464, 3rd Battalion, Essex Regiment. M.E.F. Lost with SS 'Transylvania' in The Adriatic Sea 4th May 1917. Aged 19. Adopted. Son of Mrs Green of Queens Road, Haywards Heath. Employed by Lindfield Laundry. Enlisted in Brighton. Buried Savona Town Cemetery, Italy. See also Haywards Heath

DOWNER

Frank

Private G.4294, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment 1st Division. Killed in action at Loos 12th April 1916. Aged 22. Born Cuckfield and enlisted in Haywards Heath. Son of George and Rhoda Downer of 1, Grove Cottages, New England Road, Haywards Heath. Buried St. Patricks Cemetery, Loos F.551. See also Haywards Heath

EVEREST

Edward Anscombe

Driver 136694, 72nd Field Company The Royal Engineers Died of Pneumonia In Mesopotamia 12th October 1918. Aged 36. Son of Mr. & Mrs Edward Everest of St. John's Road, Haywards Heath. Born Haywards Heath. Enlisted Brighton. Employed by The Co-op. Commemorated on The Basra Memorial Iraq. MR.38. See also Haywards Heath

FERMOR

Nelson

Private TF. 3279, 1/4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment 53rd Welsh Division. Killed in action at Suvla Bay, Gallipoli 29th August 1915. Aged 23. Son of Mr & Mrs James Fermor of 28 College Road, Haywards Heath. Born in Haywards Heath and enlisted in Horsham Employee of Bannisters. Buried Green Hill Cemetery, Suvla Bay, Galipoli. Gal 5. See also Haywards Heath

FIGG

Walter George

Private G.17817, 12th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action at Ypres on the 22nd October 1917. Aged 20. Born and enlisted Haywards Heath. Son of Albert Edward and Emily Figg of 28 Western Road, Haywards Heath. Employed by Mr Thomas, The Broadway. Commemorated on The Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium MR.30. See also Haywards Heath

FINN

Newitt Manison

Corporal TF. 1842, 1/4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment 53rd Welsh Division. Died of wounds on board HMT ‘Arcadian’ at Suvla Bay, Gallipoli and buried at sea on the 8th September 1915. Aged 19. Son of Mr. & Mrs Finn of 10, Mill Green Road, Haywards Heath. Born and enlisted in Haywards Heath. Choirboy at St.Wilfreds Parish Church Employed as a Photographer in Franklyns Road. Commemorated on The Helles Memorial, Gallipoli MR.4. See also Haywards Heath

FLESHER

Herbert

Private G.1296 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment.1st Division. Killed in action at Cuinchy on the 29th January 1915. Born and enlisted in Haywards Heath. Next of Kin unknown. Commemorated on The Le Touret Memorial MR.22. See also Haywards Heath

GASSON

Edward [James]

Private TF.200814, 1/4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 53rd Welsh Division. Killed in action at The 1st Battle of Gaza on the 26th March 1917. Aged 21. Son of Mr. & Mrs W.E. Gasson of 16, Petlands Road, Haywards Heath. Born and enlisted in Haywards Heath. Commemorated on The Jerusalem Memorial MR.34. See also Haywards Heath

HARRISON

Cyril Arthur

Private G.1374, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Killed in action at Richebourg on the 9th May 1915. Aged 21. Son of Arthur James and Lizzie Harrison of 'Iona' 8, Western Road, Haywards Heath. Born in St Ives, Hunts. Enlisted in Haywards Heath. Commemorated on The Le Touret Memorial MR.22. See also Haywards Heath

HOADLEY

Albert

Sergeant 7249, 1st Battalion, The Kings Royal Rifle Corps. 2nd Division. Killed in action on the 16th May 1915. Aged 27. Born and enlisted in Brighton. Son of Albert and Ruth Hoadley of 15 Western Road, Haywards Heath. Former regular, employed as an attendant at St Francis Hospital. Recalled to the colours in 1914. Previously wounded in France. Buried Aire Communal Cemetery F.31. See also Haywards Heath

HOLE

Albert Henry

Private G. 17946 13th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action near Ypres 26th April 1918. Born Haywards Heath and enlisted in Maidstone, Kent. Son of Mr & Mrs Hole of Kents Road, Haywards Heath. Husband of Mrs A. H. Hole of 'Merrows' Oathall Road, Haywards Heath. Former Postman. 1 child. Commemorated on The Poziers Memorial. MR.27. See also Haywards Heath

HUNT

Sidney John

Private G.15827, 11th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Died of wounds on The Somme 22nd October 1916. Aged 35. Son of John and Louisa of 2 Lyndhurst Cottages, Kents Road, Haywards Heath. Gasworks employee. Born and. Enlisted Haywards Heath. Buried Blighty Valley Cemetery, Authuile Wood. F.246. See also Haywards Heath

JENNINGS

George T M

Able Seaman J/22016, HMS ‘Hampshire’ Royal Navy Lost when the Armoured Cruiser struck a mine off the Orkney Islands on the 5th June 1916. The ship was carrying over 900 men including Lord Kitchener. All hands were lost Only 7 bodies were ever recovered, one of which was George Jennings. Son of Mr & Mrs William Jennings of ‘‘Shortfield ‘ Perrymount Road, Haywards Heath. Buried Lyness Royal Naval Cemetery, Hoy, Orkney Islands. See also Haywards Heath

JONES

Harry [Stanley]

[Listed as Private Canadian Infantry] Sergeant 424162, 5th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Saskatchewan Regiment). Died 16th August 1917. Born 16th April 1891 in Haywards Heath, Sussex. Next of kin George Jones of Eden, Manitoba, Canada. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). Labourer by trade. Enlisted and passed fit 25th January 1915 in Minnedosa, Canada. Unmarried. Height 5 feet 9 inches, girth 35½ inches, complexion dark, eyes gree, hair balck. Relgion Church of England. No known grave. Commemorated on Vimy Memorial, Pas de Calis. France. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 4939 - 37. See also Haywards Heath

JONES

Leonard Claude

Lance Corporal TF 200120, 1/4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 53rd Welsh Division. Killed in action in 3rd Battle of Gaza 4th November 1917. Aged 22. Born Brooke, Rutlandshire and enlisted in Haywards Heath. Son of Mr.& Mrs. Jones of Western Road, Haywards Heath. Gardener at Sandrocks and Franklynns. Buried Beersheba War Cemetery, Palestine. Palestine. 1. See also Haywards Heath

KNIGHT, VC

Arthur George

Sergeant 426402, 10th Battalion, The Canadian Infantry (Alberta Regiment). 2nd Brigade. 1st Canadian Division. Died of wounds 3rd September 1918. Aged 32. Born 26th June 1886, Haywards Heath (Mead Vale, Redhill on attestation papers). Enlisted and passed fit 19th December 1914 at Regina, Saskatewan, Canada. Carpenter by trade. Son of Edward Henry and Ellen of 1 Somerset Road, Meadvale, Redhill, Surrey. Carpenter. Single. Height 5 feet 9 inches, girth 37½ inches, complexion fair, eyes blue, hair fair. Relgion Church of England. Buried Dominion Cemetery, Hendecourt Les Cagnicourt F.687. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 5223 - 5. See also Haywards Heath

Extract taken from The London Gazette 12th November 1918 (No 31012) records the following:

“For the most conspicuous bravery, initiative and devotion to duty when after an unsuccessful attack Sgt. Knight led a bombing section forward, under very heavy fire of all descriptions and engaged the enemy at close quarters. Seeing that his party continued to be held up, he dashed forward alone, bayoneting several of the enemy machine-gunners and trench mortar crews and forcing the remainder to retire in confusion. He then brought forward a Lewis Gun and directed his fire on the retreating enemy party which was opposing the advance of his platoon, inflicting many casualties. In the subsequent advance of his platoon in pursuit, Sgt. Knight saw a party of about thirty of the enemy go into a deep tunnel which led off the trench. He again dashed forward alone and having killed one officer and two NCOs, captured twenty other ranks. Subsequently he routed, single-handed, another enemy party which was opposing the advance of his platoon. On each occasion he displayed the greatest valour under fire at very close range and by his example of courage, gallantry and initiative was a wonderful inspiration to all. This very gallant NCO was subsequently fatally wounded.”

See Chapter One web site for more details of this man.

Newspaper article Mid Sussex Leader, Thursday, March 9, 2006

Forgotten VC hero to be honoured in home town

A forgotten hero of the First World War is to be remembered.

Sgt Arthur George Knight was awarded a posthumous Victoria Cross, the highest award for bravery in the British Commonwealth, but there is no mention of him anywhere in his home town of Haywards Heath.

He was born there in 1886 but later moved to Saskatchewan in Canada where he worked as a carpenter.

The town council has agreed to give him the recognition her deserves by naming a road after him and inscribing his name on the war memorial in Muster Green.

Mr Knight received the VC for leading a bombing section at Viller-les-Cagnicourt in France in September 1918. When the section was held up he went on alone, killing several enemy machine-gunners and taking 20 German prisoners. The enemy was forced to retreat. Mr Knight was fatally wounded during the attack.

LINFORD

Frederick Henry

Private 21630, 12th Battalion, The Suffolk Regiment.40th Division. Killed in action on the Somme 31st July 1916. Aged 22. Born in Maids Moreton, Buckinghamshire and enlisted in Brighton. Son of Thomas Henry and Barbara Ann Linford of 57, Gower Road, Haywards Heath. Buried Philosophe British Cemetery, Mazingarbe F.115. See also Haywards Heath

MANVELL, MM

Ernest James

Sergeant G.2519, 8th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment Pioneer Battalion, of the 18th (Eastern) Division. Killed in action during the German Spring Offensive 23rd March 1918. Aged 24. Son of Mr.& Mrs S.R. Manvell of Steeple Cottage, Butler's Green, Haywards Heath. Born and enlisted in Haywards Heath. Buried Chauny Communal Cemetery, British Extension F.1893. See also Haywards Heath

MARCHANT

Abner

Private 92645, 1st Garrison Battalion, The King's Liverpool Regiment Died of Influenza in Egypt 24th November 1918. Aged 34. Husband of Mrs Isabel Marchant. Son of Mr.& Mrs J. Marchant of 1, Wood View, New England Road, Haywards Heath. Employed by The Haywards Heath Post Office. Buried Cairo War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt. Eg 9. See also Haywards Heath

MILLS

Alick

[Spelt Alec on Haywards Heath] Private 28721, 8th Battalion, The East Surrey Regiment.18th Division. Killed in action at Arras on the 4th May 1917. Aged 32. Brother of William Mills of 50, Sussex Road, Haywards Heath. Born in Wivelsfield and enlisted in Brighton. Buried Bucquoy Road Cemetery F.214. See also Haywards Heath

MITCHELL

John McG

probably John McGeorge MITCHELL, Second Lieutenant, 5th Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 25th September 1915. No known grave. Commemorated on Ypres (menin gate) Memorial, Belgium. Panel 37 and 39.

MOSS

William George

Lance Corporal G3564, 9th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 24th Division. Killed in action at Loos 25th September 1915. Born in Redhill and enlisted in Haywards Heath. Next of kin unknown. Commemorated on The Loos Memorial MR.19. See also Haywards Heath

NASH

Frank Henry

Private 20514, 10th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Alberta Regiment) 2nd Brigade. 1st Canadian Division. Killed in action at Ypres 26th April 1915. Aged 22. Born 9th July 1893, Haywards Heath, Sussex. Son of Arthur and Ellen Nash of 64, Sussex Road, Haywards Heath. Enlisted Valcartier, Quebec, 23rd September 1914, passed fit the 5th September. Employed as a woodwork machinist. Unmarried. Height 5 feet 11 inches. girth 39 minches, complexion ruddy, eyes brown, medium fair hair. Relgion Church of England. Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, MR.29. Nartional Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 7236 - 8. See also Haywards Heath

NICHOLAS

George Arthur

Private TF 2101, 1/4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment.53rd Welsh Division. Killed in action at Suvla Bay.11th September 1915. Aged 20. Son of Mr.& Mrs J. Nicholas of Limehurst Lodge, Paddockhall Road, Haywards Heath. Butchers Assistant. Brother of James Nicholas. Born in Wivelsfield and enlisted in Haywards Heath. Buried Azmak Cemetery, Suvla Bay, Gallipoli Gal. 5. See also Haywards Heath

NICHOLAS

James Clifford

Lance Corporal 33172, 8th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment.18th Division. Died of wounds at Ypres 29th September 1917. Son of Mr.& Mrs J. Nicholas of Limehurst Lodge, Paddockhall Road, Haywards Heath. Employed at Haywards Heath. Gasworks. Brother of George Nicholas. Born in Haywards Heath and enlisted in Chichester. Buried Nine Elms British Cemetery, Belgium B.3. See also Haywards Heath

NORRIS

William

Lance Corporal TF 1391, 1/4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment.53rd Welsh Division. Killed in action at Suvla Bay on the 10th August 1915. Aged 22. Son of Henry and Jane Norris of 'Dunston', 53 Western Road, Haywards Heath. Gardener at Cuckfield Park, TF for 4 years. Brother of Eric Norris. Born and enlisted in Haywards Heath. Commemorated on The Helles Memorial, Gallipoli.MR.4. See also Haywards Heath

NYE

Albert Cecil

Lance Corporal 200815, 2/4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment Died at home on the 6th May 1918. Aged 19. Son of Mr.& Mrs Nye of 17, Triangle Road, Haywards Heath. Buried St. Wilfreds Churchyard, Haywards Heath. See also Haywards Heath

NYE

Albert

Private 477678, Royal Canadian Regiment. 7th Brigade. 3rd Canadian Division. Killed in action at Hooge, Ypres 2nd June 1916. Aged 29. Born Haywards Heath. Enlisted Halifax, Nova Scotia 22nd Aug 1915. Son of John and Jemima Nye of 8, West View Cottages, Lewes Road, Lindfield. Gardener. (Lindfield Parish Church War Memorial). Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, MR.29 (Canadian Section). See also Haywards Heath

ORTON

Charles William

Private TF 201187, 1/4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment 53rd Welsh Division. Killed in action in First Battle of Gaza 26th March 1917. Aged 19. Son of Mrs Alice Mileham of 11, Sheen Cottages, Gordon Road, Haywards Heath. Employed by Gander & Maynard Dairies, Haywards Heath. Enlisted in Haywards Heath. Commemorated on The Jerusalem Memorial.Palestine.MR34. See also Haywards Heath

OVERTON

William Arthur

Private, 1st Battalion, The Coldstream Guards. The Guards Division. Died at home 28th June 1917 from the effects of wounds received in France. Aged 21. Son of Mr. & Mrs Overton of Franklynns Road, Haywards Heath. Discharged April 1915, married for 4 months. Resident of Preston Park. Buried Preston Park Cemetery. See also Haywards Heath

PACKHAM

Ernest

Shoeing Smith 13152, 6th Dragoon Guards (Carabineers) Killed in action on the 26th August 1918. Aged 28. Son of Mr. & Mrs Charles Packham of Holly Farm, Ardingly St. Wilfred's Old Boy. Included on West Hoathly, Ardingly and Highbrook War Memorials as his home was at the top of Cobb Lane, skirting all 3 parishes. Born Lindfield. Enlisted Battersea. Buried Delville Wood Cemetery, Longueval F.402. See also Haywards Heath

PAXTON

Albert Edward

Private 57232, 15th Battalion, The Lancashire Fusiliers.32nd Division. Died of wounds on the 16th May 1918. Aged 18. Son of Mr. & Mrs Pattenden of 12, Triangle Road, Haywards Heath. Employed at the Thermogene Factory. Born and enlisted in Haywards Heath. Buried Cabaret Rouge British Cemetery. F.924. See also Haywards Heath

PAYNE

William Frank

Private TF 1839, 1/4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment.53rd Welsh Division. Killed in action at the Suvla Bay Landings 9th August 1915. Aged 20. Son of Richard and Mary Payne of 40, College Road, Haywards Heath. Employed by Horace Finch, Engineers of Haywards Heath. Born in East Grinstead and enlisted in Haywards Heath. Commemorated on The Helles Memorial, Gallipoli.MR.4. See also Haywards Heath

PREVETT

Robert

Private 46504, 11th Battalion, The Leicestershire Regiment Died of wounds 7th December 1917 Husband of Mrs R. Prevett of Haywards Heath. Formerly with The Royal Engineers. Painter. Left 3 children. Excellent local Footballer. Born and. Enlisted Haywards Heath. Buried Ruyaulcourt Military Cemetery F.756. See also Haywards Heath

PREVETT

Edward J

Private 2106, 1st/4th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Died 15th September 1915. Aged 21. Son of Herbert and Alice L. Prevett, of 23, Western Rd., Haywards Heath, Sussex. Buried in Pieta Military Cemetery, Malta. Plot B. Row X. Grave 1

RANDALL

William Ernest

Private 6117, 2/6th Battalion, The Royal Warwickshire Regiment 61st Division. Killed in action 19th July 1916. Aged 23. Son of John Henry and Thurga Ida Randall of 2 Franklynns Place, St John's Road, Haywards Heath. Employed by Mr Box The Grocers, South Road. Born Wivelsfield. Enlisted in Haywards Heath. Formerly with the Royal Sussex. Buried Aubers Ridge British Cemetery.F.567. See also Haywards Heath

RASELL

Robert

Private 47365, The 20th Hussars The Cavalry Division. Killed in action 26th December 1917. Aged 30. Son of John and Catherine Rasell of 7, Triangle Road, Haywards Heath. (Inscription on Memorial reads W.M. Rasell 14th Hussars.). Born Haywards Heath. Enlisted in Brighton. Buried Hargicourt British Cemetery F.1461. See also Haywards Heath

RIST

William

Private TF.200314, 1/4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 34th Division. Killed in action at Grand Rozoy, on the Marne 29th July 1918. Adopted son of George and Catherine Rist of ‘ Rosedene ‘ Ashenground Road, Haywards Heath. Born in Cuckfield and enlisted in Haywards Heath. Commemorated on The Soissons Memorial MR.18. See also Haywards Heath

SANDS

Frederick

Private 7000, 2nd Battalion, The East Surrey Regiment. 28th Division. Killed in action at Ypres 4th June 1915. Born in Frant, resident of Mitcham. Next of kin unknown. Buried Elzenwalle Brasserie Cemetery, Belgium.B.105. See also Haywards Heath

SMITH

Charles Edward

Able Seaman J/14923, Royal Navy. H.M.S. ‘Bulwark’ Channel Fleet. Lost when the Battleship H.M.S. Bulwark blew up off Sheerness, Kent on the26th November 1914. Aged 19. Son of George Alfred and Annie Smith of 71, Queens Road, Haywards Heath. Brother of Albert Smith. Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea MR.3. See also Haywards Heath

SMITH

Albert

Private TF.241424, 1/5th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment.48th Division. Killed in action at St. Julien, Ypres 30th September 1917. Aged 19. Born and enlisted in Haywards Heath. Son of George Alfred and Annie Smith of 71, Queens Road, Haywards Heath. Brother of Charles. Employed by Mr. Lyle the Baker at Walstead, Lindfield. Buried Duhallow A.D.S. Cemetery, Ypres, Belgium B.20. See also Haywards Heath

SPENCER

Frank

Leading Signalman 231810, Royal Navy H.M.S. ‘Black Prince’ 1st Cruiser Squadron. The Grand Fleet. Lost with the Armoured Cruiser at the Battle of Jutland 31st May 1916. Aged 29. Son of John and Maria Spencer of Boltro Road, Haywards Heath. Regular sailor with 11 years service in The Royal Navy. Commemorated Portsmouth Naval Memorial. Southsea.MR.3. See also Haywards Heath

STAPLES, MM

Herbert [Edward] Grant

Lieutenant, 54th Australian Infantry Battalion, 14th Brigade. 5th Australian Division. Died of wounds 22nd April 1918. Aged 28. Son of Herbert Jonas and Elizabeth Grace Staples of Haywards Heath, later of 7 South Cliff Garage, Silverdale Road, Eastbourne. Educated at New College, Oxford. Born in Clifton. Buried Namps Au Val British Cemetery.F.185. See also Haywards Heath

STEMP

Allen

Private 35022, 8th Battalion, The East Surrey Regiment. 18th Division. Killed in action during the German Spring Offensive 23rd March 1918. Born in Crawley and enlisted in Brighton. Next of kin, unknown. Commemorated on The Poziers Memorial. MR.27. See also Haywards Heath

STONE

Alfred Lovell

Private G 1482, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Killed in action at Givenchy on the 25th January 1915. Aged 20. Born and enlisted in Haywards Heath. Son of Richard and Lucy Stone of 7, Gower Road, Haywards Heath. Brother of John Stone. Born and enlisted in Haywards Heath. Commemorated on The Le Touret Memorial MR.22. See also Haywards Heath

STONE

John

Private G 16721, 11th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment.39th Division. Killed in action at St. Julian on the opening day of the Third Battle of Ypres. 31st July 1917. Aged 20. Born and enlisted in Haywards Heath. Son of Richard and Lucy Stone of 7, Gower Road, Haywards Heath. Brother of Alfred Stone. Carpenter employed by Mr. E J Kent. Buried New Irish Farm, Belgium.B.96. See also Haywards Heath

STONER

Cyril Ernest James

Telegraphist J/48880, Royal Navy H.M.S. ‘Vehement’ Killed when the Destroyer was mined in the North Sea 2nd August 1918. Aged 18. Son of Ernest Austin and Annie Catherine Stoner of 13, Gravelye Cottages, Haywards Heath. Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea. MR.3. See also Haywards Heath

TOYE

Claude Leonard

Lance Corporal SD3034, 13th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action on the Rue de Bois 30th March 1916. Son of Mrs C. Toye of The Post Office, New England Road, Haywards Heath. Born in Haywards Heath and enlisted in Bexhill. Also on Hailsham Town Memorial and Blacklands Parish Church, Hastings. Buried Cabaret Rouge British Cemetery. F. 924. See also Haywards Heath

UMPLEBY

Edward John

Lance Corporal G1274, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Killed in action at Richebourg L’Avoue on the 9th May 1915. Aged 20. Son of Thomas and Emma Umpleby of 24, Western Road, Haywards Heath. Born in Clayton and enlisted in Haywards Heath. Commemorated on The Le Touret Memorial.MR.22. See also Haywards Heath

VENESS

William Knight

Private TF.295184, 2/7th Battalion, The Manchester Regiment. 66th Division. Killed in action on the 21st March 1918. Aged 19. Son of Mr.& Mrs Veness of 13, College Road, Haywards Heath. Formerly of Royal West Kent Regiment. Employed at The Station Bookstall. Born in Haywards Heath, and enlisted in Guildford. Commemorated on The Poziers Memorial MR.27. See also Haywards Heath

WATTS

George Frederick

Private G 968, 7th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 12th Division. Wounded near Loos and died on the 28th September 1915. Son of Mr. & Mrs Charles Watts of South Road, Haywards Heath, later of Blatchington Road, Hove. Born in Haywards Heath and enlisted in Hove. Member of the Battalion, machine gun section. Also on Hove War Memorial. Buried Bailleul. Communal Cemetery Extension.F. 285. See also Haywards Heath

WATTS

Albert James

Private G 70275, 7th Battalion, The Royal West Surrey Regiment 18th Division. Killed in action 26th April 1918. Aged 18. Son of Mr, G. A. Watts and Ellen Watts of South Road, Haywards Heath. Employed by George Hilton. Born Haywards Heath. Commemorated on The Poziers Memorial MR.27. See also Haywards Heath

WHEELER

James William

Private 203317, 1/4th Battalion, The Northamptonshire Regiment. 54th Division. Killed in action in Palestine 19th April 1917. Aged 31. Husband of Ellen Wheeler of 'Franks', St Helens, Isle of Wight. Son of Charles Wheeler of Haywards Heath. Born in Haywards Heath, and enlisted in Towcester, Northants. Buried Gaza War Cemetery, Palestine. Pal. 8. See also Haywards Heath

WHITE

Harry Walter

Corporal TF.1159, 1/4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 53rd Division. Killed in action at Suvla Bay on the 11th August 1915. Aged 20. Son of Harry and Mary White of Franklynns Road, Haywards Heath. Born and enlisted in Haywards Heath. Commemorated on The Helles Memorial, Gallipoli. MR.4. See also Haywards Heath

WILLEY

Francis [Henry Gibson]

Private L0181, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment.1st Division. Killed in action at Vendresse, Marne 14th September 1914. Aged 19. Son of Frank and Julia Willey of 'Lorna Doone', 69, New England Road, Haywards Heath. Regular Soldier. Born in Cuckfield and enlisted in Chichester. Commemorated La Ferte Sous Jouarre Memorial MR.15. See also Haywards Heath

GRANT UNTO THEM O LORD WITH ALL THE
FALLEN, REST AND PEACE

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