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HORSTED KEYNES WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Transcribed Chris Comber 2004

The Memorial Cross in to be found in the Parish Churchyard - 33 names.

AVIS Charles Herbert

Private 11120, 7th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment. 18th Division. Died of wounds sustained at Ypres 11th August 1917. Aged 35. Son of Mr. & Mrs. C Avis of Church Lane, Horsted Keynes. Husband of Jessie Beatrice Kate Avis of Withypitts, Turners Hill. Turners Hill Parish Church W M. Born in Fletching and enlisted in Croydon. Buried Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium B 11

BROWNING Charles

Private G3592, 9th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 24th Division. Killed in action at Loos 26th September 1915. Aged 22. Born Horsted Keynes. and enlisted in Haywards Heath. Son of Charles & Eliza Browning of Ash Grove Cottage, Horsted Keynes. Commemorated on The Loos Memorial. MR 19

COLE George

Gunner 101578, 230th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action on the 22nd September 1918. Son of Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Henry Cole Brother of Thomas Cole of Wheelwright Cottage, Chapel Lane, Horsted Keynes. Buried Trefcon British Cemetery, Caulaincourt F 835

COOK Albert

Private 140182, 30th Field Company Royal Engineers Died from wounds during the Messines operations on the 4th July 1917. Aged 29. Son of John & Sarah Anne Cook of 15 Taunton Street, Swindon, Wilts Apprentice at Great Western Railway works Came to Horsted Keynes. in 1907 with his sister Gladys, later Mrs. W Mighall. Born in Swindon, enlisted in Brighton Carpenter employed by Mr. Cohen of Courtlands . Buried in Bailleul Communal Cemetery F 285

COX Briton

Able Seaman 5701, 'Nelson' Battalion, Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve, 63rd Royal Naval Division reported missing during the second day of the German Spring Offensive on the 22nd March 1918. Aged 20. Son of Mrs. J Cox of 'The Green Man' Horsted Keynes. Commemorated on The Arras Memorial MR 20

CURD Arthur

Sapper 143891 15th Field Company Royal Engineers 8th Division Died of wounds 17th June 1918. Born Chiswick, . Enlisted Petworth Son of Mr. E Curd of Yew Tree Cottages, Horsted Keynes. Buried in Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille F34

DEACON George

Private G 5348, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment 1st Division Killed in action during a German counter attack on Bazentin la Petitit on the 17th August 1916. Aged 23. Son of Albert & Susan Deacon of Horsted Keynes. Brother of Jack. Born Horsted Keynes. . Enlisted Haywards Heath. Buried in Delville Wood Cemetery F 402

DEACON Jack

Private PO/17344, Royal Marine Light Infantry, Portsmouth Battalion, The Royal Naval Division Reported missing during the attack by the Royal Naval Division on Krithia, Gallipoli, 12th May 1915. Aged 17. Son of Albert & Susan Deacon of Horsted Keynes. Brother of George (Both George & Jack recorded on the Dane Hill Memorial). Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial, MR 3

FRANCIS Frederick Charles

Guardsman 289929, 3rd Battalion, Grenadier Guards The Guards Division Wounded on the 8th and died in military hospital in Rouen on the17th November 1918. Aged 20. Son of Joseph & Elizabeth Annie Francis of Cockhaise Farm. Born Danehill and enlisted in Brighton One of five Brothers Employed by Broadbridges, High Street, Lindfield. Bur St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen F 146

HOLLANDS Clement Arthur

Sapper 28687, 4th Field Squadron The Royal Engineers Reported missing during the German Spring offensive on the 30th March 1918. Aged 21. Born in Haywards Heath and enlisted in Brighton Son of Lewis & Jane Hollands of Cockhaise Villas, Horsted Keynes. Employed by Horace Finch Builders of Haywards Heath. Commemorated on The Pozieres Memorial MR 27

JAMES James Oliver

Bombardier 72691, 87th Battery 12th Brigade H Q Royal Field Artillery Killed in action during the Battle of Flers/Courcelette on the Somme 26th September 1916. Aged 21. Son of Thomas & Jane James of `Solvang`,Birch Grove Horsted Keynes. Mrs. James later married George Francis and lived at Hole House One of 6 sons See also Thomas and William. Bur Carnoy Military Cemetery F 513

JAMES Thomas

Private G 1347, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment 1st Division Reported killed in action on the 17th May 1916. Aged 33. Son of Thomas & Jane James 'Solvang', Birch Grove, Horsted Keynes. One of 6 sons See also James and William. Born in Horsted Keynes. and enlisted in Haywards Heath. Bur St Patricks Cemetery, Loos F 551

JAMES William

Private G 1341, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment 1st Division Killed in action at Richbourg on the 9th May 1915. Aged 25. Son of Thomas & Jane James of 'Solvang', Birch Grove, Horsted Keynes. One of 6 sons. See also James and Thomas. Born Horsted Keynes. Enlisted Haywards Heath. Commemorated on The Le Touret Memorial MR 22.

JESSOP Robert Charles

Rifleman 46285, 1st Battalion, The Rifle Brigade 4th Division Killed in action on the 23rd April 1918. Aged 18. Son of William & Margaret Alice Jessop Freshfield Crossways, Horsted Keynes. Born in Chailey and enlisted in Brighton. Commemorated on The Loos Memorial MR 19

LANGRIDGE John Henry

Private 110, 28th Battalion, Australian Infantry (Western Australia) 2nd Australian Division 7th Brigade Killed in action on the Somme 29th July 1916. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Langridge of Ashgrove, Horsted Keynes. Emigrated to Australia with his brother Herbert in 1912 Both served in Gallipoli and Egypt before going to France Herbert wounded in 1916 also with 7th Infantry Brigade Eldest son Prominent Cricketer and all-round athlete. Commemorated on The Villers Brettonneaux Memorial MR26 .

MANNERS William

Private TF 241175, 1st/5th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment 48th Division Killed in action near Ypres 12th October 1917. Aged 38. Son of James & Caroline Manners Husband of Agnes Manners of Horsted Keynes. Born Danehill . Enlisted Uckfield Local Postman Name recorded on Dane Hill Memorial. Bur Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery Belgium B 10

MILLER George Verney

Private G 61658, 23rd Battalion, The Royal Fusiliers 2nd Division Died of wounds 5th May 1917. Aged 18. Son of James & Mary Jane Miller late of Chelwood Gate Formerly,Royal Sussex Reg. Born Dane Hill . Enlisted in Newhaven Resident of Newhaven (Newhaven War Memorial). Bur Douai Communal Cemetery F 1276

NEWNHAM Herbert William

Stoker 1st Class SS113378PO, Royal Navy H.M.S. Queen Mary. Killed in action during the Battle of Jutland 31st May 1916. Lost when the Battle Cruiser Queen Mary blew up in action with the German Battlecruisers Only son of William & Alice Beatrice Newnham of 7,Belton Road, Brighton (Brighton W M ). Commemorated Portsmouth Naval Memorial Southsea MR 3

PEARS Maurice Loraine

Lieutenant Colonel, 17th Regiment Northumberland Fusiliers 32nd Division Wounded in France and died at home on the 20th October 1916. Aged 44. Husband of Mrs. Eva M Pears of Horsted Keynes. Awarded CMG Served on North West Frontier in Tirah Campaign and throughout The South African War. Buried Brighton (extra Mural) Cemetery `Behold we count them happy who endure'

PERRIN George

Private 203947, 1st Bedfordshire Regiment 5th Division Killed in action 28th June 1917. Born in East Grinstead and enlisted in Uckfield. Commemorated on The Arras Memorial MR 20 (Bay 5)

RANDALL George

Private 103357, 10th Battalion, Notts & Derby Regiment (The Sherwood Foresters) 17th Northern Division Died of wounds on the 17th August 1918. Aged 18. Born in Havant, Hampshire, and enlisted in Brighton Son of Mr. & Mrs. G Randall of Horton Villa, Horsted Keynes. Bur Daours Communal Cemetery Extension F 119

RUEWELL Jesse

Lance Corporal G 1873, 7th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment 18th Division Died of wounds on the 31st October 1918. Aged 32. 7th Son of Mr. & Mrs. William Ruewell of Freshfield Crossways Mrs. J Ruewell is of Winkhurst Green, Ide Hill, Kent Brother of Thomas. Born Lindfield . Enlisted Tonbridge Sept 1914. Bur Premont British Cemetery F 441

RUEWELL Thomas

13th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers 37th Division Killed In Action at Arras 11th April 1917. Aged 42. . Enlisted Lingfield Son of Mr. & Mrs. William Ruewell of Freshfield Crossways Elder Brother of Jesse Ruewell Husband of Mrs. T Ruewell. Commemorated on The Arras Memorial MR 20

SLAUGHTER John

Gunner 265436, Royal Garrison Artillery Attached 21st Trench Mortar Battery Died 29th October 1918. Aged 33. Husband of Mrs. A D Slaughter of 'Guys', Woodhem Walter, Maldon, Essex. Born in Horsted Keynes. and enlisted in Brighton. Bur Grevillers British Cemetery F 512

SPAIN Leonard William

Private G 4749, 1st Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment 5th Division Killed in action Hill 60, Ypres 18th April 1915. Aged 25. . Enlisted in Guildford,Surrey Resident of Rolvenden in 1915 Son of Mr. & Mrs. G Spain of 308 Cheriton Rd, Folkestone, Kent Former resident of Horsted Keynes. Commemorated Menin Gate Memorial Ypres, Belgium MR 29

TESTER Mark

Private G 79022, 17th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers 2nd Division Formerly of The Royal Sussex Regiment Killed in action on the 29th September 1918. Aged 17. Son of Mr. Trayton Tester of Ashgrove Cottage, Horsted Keynes. Born in Horsted Keynes. . Enlisted Brighton. Bur Noyelles Sur L'Escaut Communal Cemetery Extension

WALDER Edward James

Private G 40968, 114th Company The Labour Corps (Formerly 6th Royal West Kent) Killed in an Air Raid on the 15th August 1917. Aged 26. Son of Jesse & Susanne Walder of The Green, Horsted Keynes. Born Horsted Keynes. . Enlisted Horsham Married to Florence Walder of 12 Fourth Avenue, Hove Employed by Miss Meyer of Birch Grove. Bur Huts Cemetery, Dickebusch, Belgium B 19

WHEELER Charles Henry

Private 41800, 1/1st Battalion,The Hertfordshire Regiment 39th Division (Formerly with the Bedfordshire Regiment) Killed in action during the German spring offensive in Flanders on the 25th April 1918. Aged 19. Son of John & Alice Wheeler of 4, Leighton Villas, Horsted Keynes. Born in Horsted Keynes. and enlisted in Brighton. Commemorated The Tyne Cot Memorial Belgium MR30

WICKENS Walter John

Private SD 5204, 12th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment 39th Division Killed in action on the Rue de Bois 30th June 1916. Aged 19. Son of Walter & Harriett Wickens of 15,Gladstone Terrace, West Hill Hastings. Born Tunbridge Wells . Enlisted Hastings. Bur St Vaast Post British Cemetery F631

WOOLLVEN Arthur George

Private Tr/9/6921, 26th Training Reserve Battalion, Died of Meningitis 17th March 1917. Aged 18. Son of Charles Morris & Edith Mary Woollven of Blacksmith Cottage, Horsted Keynes. Buried Dovercourt(All Saints) Cemetery, Essex

WOOLLVEN Charles Morris

Corporal TF 200308, 1st/4th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment 34th Division Reported missing presumed killed during the Regiment`s first action in France at Grand Rozoy 29th July 1918. Aged 27. Son of Mr. & Mrs. Charles M Woollven of 'Sunnybank', Horsted Keynes. Born in Cowfold and enlisted in Horsham Served in Egypt and the Dardanelles. Commemorated on The Soissons Memorial MR 18

WOONTON George Samuel

Sergeant 70059, 26th Battalion, Canadian Infantry(New Brunswick) 5th Brigade 2nd Canadian Division Killed in action near Mount Kemmel on the 10th October 1915 Emigrated to Canada before the war,date unknown. Buried La Laiterie Military Cemetery, Kemmel,Belgium B 60

WYATT Godfrey Louis

Second Lieutenant, 6th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers 29th Division Wounded on Gallipoli during the landings & died of wounds on the 24th May 1915. Aged 33. Son of Capt Louis and Mrs. Wyatt of Horsted Keynes. Served in South Africa. Bur Lancashire Landing Cemetery, Gallipoli Gal 1

2 May 2004

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