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HOVE LIBRARY WORLD WAR 1 WAR MEMORIAL
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UPWARD
Frederick
Stoker 1st Class 302944 Royal Navy HMS "Majestic" On the 27th May 1915 the Battleship was torpedoed by U 21 off West Beach, Gallipoli. She capsized and sank with the loss of 40 men Stoker Upwards death is recorded by CWGC as 14 June 191915. Husband of Caroline Upward of 96, Goldstone Road, Hove. Son of George & Caroline Upward of 8, Victoria Cottages, Hove. He was 30. Buried in Beach Cemetery Anzac.
VALLINT
Thomas
Master Mercantile Marine "John Miles" Lost at sea 22 February 1917. Aged 41. Son of Captain Thomas Vallint and Mrs Vallint of North Shields. Husband of Charlotte Ellen Vallint of 4, St. Leonards Terrace, Hove. Commemorated on The Tower Hill Memorial
VANDELEUR
William Mountcharles Crofton
Captain 2nd Battalion, Essex Regiment. 4th Division. Killed in action near Esnes during the Battle of Le Cateau 26 August 1914. Aged 44. Son of Lt Colonel William and Mrs Emma Vandeleur of Hove. Buried in Esnes Communal Cemetery.
VICKERS
Frank Henry
Driver 4/222/B Number 1 Field Company The New Zealand Engineers. New Zealand Division. Died of disease in military hospital Imtarfa, Malta after service on Gallipoli 31 May 1915. Aged 19. Son of Henry & Caroline Vickers of Hove. Buried in Imtarfa Military Cemetery
VOMECOURT
J F S de J Baron
Lieutenant 6th Artillery Regiment. French Army No other details.
WAKEFIELD
Benjamin James
Private 149888 301 Company The Labour Corps 29th Labour Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. Died at home 10 March 1918. Aged 52. Son of Benjamin & Helena Wakefield of Hove. Husband of Mary Wakefield of 87, Montgomery Street, Hove. Enlisted in Brighton. Formerly with the RAS. Corps. Awarded the Volunteer and Long Service Medal,. Buried in Hove Old Cemetery.
WAKEHAM
Ernest
Private L. 6028 2nd Battalion, Royal Susex Regiment. 1st Division. Killed in action at Richebourg L’Avoue 9 May 1915. Aged 33. Son of Mr & Mrs Thomas Wakeham of 92, Shirley Street, Hove. Husband of Caroline Charlotte Wakeham of 12, Mortimer Road. Hove. Born in Hove and enlisted in Brighton. Regular Commemorated on The Le Touret Memorial
WALES
Albert Edward
Private 29166 9th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers 12th Division. Killed in action 4 August 1916. Aged 19. Son of John & Sarah Wales of 31, Blatchington Road, Hove. Born in Hove & enlisted in Chichester. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial
WALKER
Henry Arthur
Rifleman 881050 34th Battalion, London Regiment. 16th Irish Division. Killed in action 2 September 1918. Aged 19. Born in Malden and enlisted in Hove Commemorated on The Loos Memorial.
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WALSH
Joseph Bernard
Private 25072 11th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers 18th Division. Killed in action near Ypres 10 August 1917. Aged 28. Son of Richard & Margaret Walsh of Hove. Born and enlisted in Hove. Hove resident. Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium
WARDLE
Joseph Walter
Staff Sergeant 9469 11th The Royal Warwickshire Regiment. 37th Division. Died of pneumonia in military hospital at Hazebrouck 17 February 1918. Aged 37. Son of Joseph Walter & Maude Wardle. Husband of Ellen Marion Wardle of 31, Duke Street, Brighton. Born in Rusholme, Manchester and enlisted in Portslade. Formerly Sussex Yeomanry which he joined in 1904. Included on Brighton War Memorial. Buried in Hazebrouck Communal Cemetery
WARREN
Reginald Douglas
Private. 2058 The Royal East Kent Yeomanry, Gallipoli. Killed in action on Gallipoli 6 December 1915. Aged 20. Son of Mr E. G. & Mrs Elizabeth Warren of 19, Frith Road, Hove. Born in Chesterton and enlisted in Canterbury. Resident of Hove. Buried in Twelve Tree Copse Cemetery, Gallipoli
WASHER
George F V
Lance Corporal SD. 3720 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action 3 July 1918. Aged 20. Son of William & Elizabeth Washer of 26, Cowper Street, Hove. Born and enlisted in Hove. Buried in Harponville Communal Cemetery Extension
WASHER
William Charles
Lance Corporal 66042 306 Company The Machine Gun Corps, formerly Middlesex Regiment. Killed in action 20 September 1917. Aged 31. Son of William & Elizabeth Washer of 26, Cowper Street, Hove. Born in Hove and enlisted in Brighton. Husband of Mrs Edith Washer (remarried) of 47, Old Shoreham Road, Southern Cross, Portslade. Commemorated on The Tyne Cot Memorial Belgium
WATERS
Arthur George
Private, G. 3408 9th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 24th Division. Killed in action near Kemmel 28 June 1916. Aged 21. Son of Eliza Waters of Rutland Road, Hove. Born in Hailsham and enlisted in Hove. Buried in Kemmel Chateau Military Cemetery.
WATSON
Phillip George
Private 25510 7th Battalion, Royal Berkshire Regiment. 26th Division. Killed in action in Salonika 24 April 1917. Born in Hove and enlisted in Grantham, Lincs. Resident of Brighton Commemorated on The Doiran Memorial, Greece.
WATTS
George Frederick
Private. G 968 7th, Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 12th Division. Died of wounds 28 September 1915. Son of Mr & Mrs Charles Watts of South Road, Haywards Heath, later of Hove. Born in Haywards Heath and enlisted in Hove. Member of the battalion machine gun section. Haywards Heath War Memorial. Buried in Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension
WATTS
Victor H
Lance Corporal 60714 8th Battalion The Royal Fusiliers 12th Division. Died of wounds 9 April 1917. Aged 19. Son of Mr & Mrs Ernest Watts of 54, Church Road, Hove. Formerly Royal Sussex. Born and enlisted in Brighton. Buried in Faubourge D’Amiens Cemetery, Arras.
WAY
Henry James
Private S. 1819 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Killed in action at Loos 25 September 1915. Aged 23. Son of Mr Way & Mrs Phoebe Way of 72, Coleridge Street, Hove. Born in Shepherds Bush and enlisted in Brighton Reservist Commemorated on The Loos Memorial
WEARNE
Kenneth Martin
Second Lieutenant 10th, Battalion, Royal West Surrey Regiment. 41st Division. Killed in action at Ypres 20 September 1917. Aged 20. Son of Mr & Mrs Hammon Wearne of 13, Fourth Avenue, Hove. Commemorated on The Tyne Cot Memorial Belgium
WEBB
William
Private. 50452 9th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. 24h. Division. Died 15 February 1917. Aged 34. Son of Mr & Mrs Thomas Philip Webb Husband of Florence Mary Webb of 20, Belfast street, Hove,. Born in Paddington and enlisted in Hove. Buried in Lillers Communal Cemetery
WELLING
Sidney Thomas George
Private, TF. 241506 11th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action near Polygon Wood, Ypres 27 September 1917. Aged 32. Son of Mr & Mrs Sydney Welling of 30, Lansdown Road, Hove. Husband of Mrs Evelyn Welling of Brighton. Born in Brighton and enlisted in Hove. Territorial. Brighton W. M. Commemorated on The Tyne Cot Memorial Belgium
WELLS
Thomas
Possibly Private G. 16602 22nd Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. Trans, to Labour Corps (138444) Died at home 26 November 1918. Aged 44. Son of Mr & Mrs Wells. Husband of Mrs Frances Wells (remarried) of 37, Gladsone Place, Lewes Road, Brighton. Born in Brighton. Included on Brighton W. M. Buried in Bear Road Cemetery, Brighton.
WETHERHEAD
Arthur
Gunner (Fitter) 147352 The Royal Field Artillery "B"Battery 150th Brigade Died of wounds during the March retreat 21 March 1918 Grave lost. Born and enlisted in Hove. Commemorated on The Pozieres Memorial
WHALE
Arthur
Lance Corporal 4555 8th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers 12th Division. Killed in action near Ovillers 3 August 1916. Aged 28. Son of George & Isabel Whale of 20, Denmark Villas, Hove. Born in Crewe, Cheshire and enlisted in London. Resident of Rickmansworth, Herts. Educated at Shrewsbury & Pembroke College, Cambridge. (BA Cambs) Soccer Blue Goalkeeper for Cambridge University V Oxford 1908. Shrewsbury School Memorial and Cambridge University War List Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial
WHEELER
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Private F. 1170 17th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. 33rd Division. Died at home 6 November 1917. Aged 25 son of Mr A. Wheeler and Mrs Mary Wheeler of 8, St. Leonards Avenue, Hove. Not listed in SDGW. Buried in Hove Old Cemetery
WHITE
George Charles David
Lance Corporal G. 3298 9th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 24th Division. Killed in action during the March retreat 21 March 1918. Aged 22 Husband of Mrs Emily White of 96, Montgomery Street, Hove. Born in Whitton, Middlesex and enlisted in Brighton. Commemorated on The Pozieres Memorial
WHITE
Eric Joseph
Possibly Lance Corporal 1st Battalion, Grenadier Guards The Guards Division. Killed in action at Flers 25 September 1916. Born in Ramsgate & enlisted in London Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial
WHITE
Herbert Wakely
Private. 751093 Princess Patricias Canadian Light Infantry (The Eastern Ontario Regiment) 3rd Canadian Division. Killed in action near Passchendaele 30 October 1917. Aged 32. Son of Samuel & Florence White of 12, Sillwood Street, Brighton. Husband of Florence White of 3, Spring Gardens, Southwick. Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium. (Canadian Section)
WHITEMAN
George Worley
Second Lieutenant, 3rd/4th (London) Howitzer Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 30th July 1917. Aged 21. Born 29 August 1895 in Bedford. Son of Hazer and Caroline Whiteman, of 1, Westmill Villas, Stotfold, Baldock, Herts. Educated Bedford Modern School (1905-11). In the 1901 census he was aged 5, born Bedford, resident with his parents at 62, Queens Street, Bedford. In the 1911 census he was aged 15, born Bedford, at school, resident with his parents at 62 and 64, Queens Street, Bedford. At the outbreak of war he was a resident of Hove, Sussex. Buried in LA CLYTTE MILITARY CEMETERY, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row F. Grave 1. See also Bedford Modern School and Bedford St Peters
WHITEMAN
Montague Ambrose
Corporal 1825 25th Battalion, Australian Infantry 2nd Australian Division. Killed in action 6 March 1917. Aged 28. Son of William & Elizabeth Whiteman of 46. Sackville Road, Hove. Buried in Adanac Military Cemetery Miraumont.
WHITING
Robert
Private F. 74 17th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. 33rd Division. Killed in action 28 April 1917. Aged 34. Son of Mr & Mrs N. Whiting of 3, Albion Square, Tunbridge Wells, Kent. Born in West Ham and enlisted in London. Resident of Hove. Tunbridge Wells War Memorial Commemorated on The Arras Memorial
WICKEN
Walter
Private. 115887 67th General Hospital The Royal Army Medical Corps (Salonika Died in Salonika 19 November 1917. Aged 30. Son of Henry & Clara Wicken of 19. North End Road, Portsmouth. Born in Hove and enlisted in Brighton. Buried in Salonika (Lambet Road) Cemetery.
WILCOX
George Reginald
Private. L. 10518 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Killed in action at Richebourg L’Avoue 9 May 1915. Aged 18. Son of Harry & Elizabeth Wilcox of 114, Wordsworth Street, Hove. Born and enlisted in Hove. Buried in Woburn Abbey Cemetery, Cuinchy
WILKINSON
Albert
Possibly Private. 5761 The Royal Army Veterinary Corps. Number 4 Veterinary Hospital. Died on active service in base hospital at Etaples after the war 8 July 1919. Aged 36 Brother of Mrs Ellen Pont 100 East Road, Kemp Town, Brighton. Buried in Etaples Military Cemetery.
WILKINSON
Frank
Corporal 5967 20th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers 2nd Division. Killed in action at High Wood 20 July 1916. Aged 40. Son of Thomas & Elizabeth Wilkinson of 7, York Avenue, Hove. Born and enlisted in Brighton. Included on Brighton War Memorial. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial.
WILLIAMS
John Beevor
Private. 3816 1st Battalion, Honourable Artillery Company (Infantry) 63rd Royal Naval Division. Killed in action at Arras 21 April 1917. Aged 23. Son of Frederick & Emily Williams of 13, Wolstonbury Road, Hove. Enlisted Armoury House, London. Resident of Balham. Commemorated on The Arras Memorial
WILLIAMS
Leslie John
Lance Corporal L. 10293 6th Battalion, Royal West Surrey Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action 14 October 1917. Born in Hove & enlisted in Brighton. Hove resident. Buried in Monchy British Cemetery Monchy Le Preux
WILLIAMS- FREEMAN
Harry Peere
Captain 1/5th Battalion The Royal Warwickshire Regiment. 48th Division. Killed in action in Italy 9 August 1918. Aged 38. Son of Fracis Peere and Ada Williams-Freeman of 29, Selborne Road, Hove. Buried in Barenthal Military Cemetery. Italy
WILLMER
Percy Leonard
Private SD. 3712 13th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Died of wounds 22 June 1916. Aged 20. Son of Arthur & Elizabeth Willmer of 47, Shakespeare Road, Hove. Born & enlisted in Hove. Buried in Merville Communal Cermetery.
WILSON
Edwin Erle Philip Sterling
Signaller Sussex Z/167 Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. H. M. Trawler "Lydian" Lost when the trawler was mined off South Foreland 18 September 1915. Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea. ’
WINKWORTH
Henry Edward Vernon
Second Lieutenant 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. 18th Division. Died of wounds 16 February 1917. Aged 21. Son of Edward & Sarah Winkworth of 7, Wilbury Gardens, Hove. Buried in Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension
WISE
Reuben
Possibly only Company Sergeant Major 13459 7th Battalion, Royal Berkshire Regiment. 26th Division. Died of wounds in Salonika 30 November 1917. Born and enlisted in Bow. Buried in Salonka (Lambet Road) Cemetery, Greece.
WISEMAN
George William
Corporal M2/153820 No 5 Motor Transport Company The Royal Army Service Corps. Died in France after hostilities. Aged 24. Son of George Albert & Lydia Wiseman. Husband of Rose Wiseman of 2, Hanover Place, Hove. Buried in Lille Southern Cemetery
WOOD
Albert
Private L. 10950 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 12th Division. Died of wounds 19 March 1916. Aged 17. Son of Harry & Caroline Wood of Hove. Born & enlisted in Hove. Buried in Vermelles British Cemetery.
WOOLF
Samuel (E)
Rifleman (Signaller) C/3059 17th Battalion, Kings Royal Rifle Corps 39th Division. Killed in action 20 September 1917. Born and enlisted in Hackney Resident of Hove. Commemorated on The Tyne Cot Memorial Belgium
WOOLGAR
Arthur James
Private. 27503 1st Battalion The Royal Fusiliers 24th Division. Killed in action at Messines 7 June 1917. Born in Steyning and enlisted in Hove. Resident of Fishersgate. Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial Ypres, Belgium.
WRAY
Alfred Edward
Private TF. 265262 2/6th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. The Indian Army. Died of disease in India 23 November 1918. Aged 18. Born. Buried in Bareilly Cemetery Commemorated on The Madras Memorial, India.
WYATT
John Moses
Private 42033 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. 18th Division. Killed in action 18 September 1918. Aged 18. Son of John Moses & Elizabeth Jane. Wyatt of 10, Victoria Cottages, Hove. Born in Hove and enlisted in Brighton Formerly with the Bedfords. Commemorated on The Vis en Artois Memorial
WYATT
Samuel
Leading Seaman. Sussex Z/45 Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve "Nelson" Battalion, 63rd Royal Naval Division. Killed in action at Beaumont Hamel 13 November 1916. Buried in Ancre British Cemetery Beaumont Hamel
WYATT
William
Private CH/907/S 1st Battalion, Royal Marine Light Infantry Died at home 21, 1. 17. Aged 19. Son of John Moses and Elizabeth Jane Wyatt of 10 Victoria Cottages, Hove. Born in Hove. Buried in Hove Old Cemetery.
WYNDOW
Harry Ernest
Private. G. 21264 4th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. 3rd Division. Died of wounds in base hospital at Etaples 13 May 1917. Aged 34. Son of Alfred & Annie Wyndow of Clapham, South London. Husband of Beatrice Annie Wyndow of 27, St. Leonards Avenue, Hove. Born in Clapham and enlisted in Brighton. Buried in Etaples Military Cemetery
YOUNG
C V
Private The Royal Sussex Regiment. Not identified in Royal Sussex Records.
YOUNG
Frederick George Victor
Air Mechanic 1st Class 5416 The Royal Flying Corps Died of influenza at home 23 October 1918. Aged 30. Son of Mr G. H. & Mrs Emily Young of 41, Coleridge Street, Hove. Buried in Hove Old Cemetery.
YOUNG
Alfred William
Sapper 892 No 2 Home Counties Field Company The Royal Engineers. Died of wounds 23 October 1918. Aged 31. Son of Richard Harry & Jane Helen Young of Hove. Husband of Mary Jane Young of 87, Clarendon Road, Hove. Born in Brighton and enlisted in Eastbourne. Buried in Longuenesse Souvenir Cemetery, St, Omer.
YOUNG
Charles Stanley
Private. TF. 336 1/6th (Reserve) Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Died at home 14 September 1915. Born in Hove and enlisted in Brighton. Buried in Hove Old Cemetery

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