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HURST GREEN WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Chris Comber 2009

Hurst Green village is on the A21, East of Etchingham. Hurst Green mmeorial can be found at Holy Trinity Parish Church, on the Lych Gate, at the entrance to church, beside the main road. There are 31 names, initials and units, for Wrold War 1 and 7 for World War 2.

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1914 - 1918

BALDOCK-APPS

Charles George

Rifleman 3115, 4th Battalion, Rifle Brigade. 27th Division. Killed in action at Ypres 4TH May 1915. Aged 24. Born in Salehurst and enlisted in Tonbridge. Son of Mr & Mrs Baldock-Apps of Hurst Green Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial

BALDOCK-APPS

Herbert Edward Vincent

Private TF/315357, 16th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 74th Division. Died of wounds 14TH September 1918. Aged 23. Born in Salehurst and enlisted in Bexhill on Sea. Son of Mr & Mrs Baldock-Apps of Hurst Green. Buried in Etretat Churchyard Extension

BALDOCK-APPS

Horace

Rifleman 2725, 4th Battalion, Rifle Brigade 27th Division (Salonika). Lost at sea in transit in the Mediterranean 21st February 1917. Aged 29. Born in Salehurst and enlisted in Hawkhurst. Son of Mr & Mrs Baldock-Apps of Hurst Green Commemorated on The Mikra Memorial Greece.

BALDOCK-APPS

Percy Davis

Private SD/2075, 12th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action near Ypres 2nd March 1917. Aged 25. Born in Salehurst and enlisted in Hastings. Son of Mr & Mrs Baldock Apps of Hurst Green. Buried in Maple Cemetery, Zillebeke Belgium

BALDOCK-APPS

William J

Guardsman 14215, 3rd Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Guards Division. Died of wounds near Loos 30th September 1915. Aged 29. Husband of Hilda Baldock Apps of 16, Bohill, Penryn, Cornwall. Born in Luton and enlisted in Warley. Buried in Bethune Town Cemetery

BISHOP

Henry George

Private TF/202730, 1/5th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 48th Division. Killed in action near St Julian Ypres 2nd August 1917. Aged 27. Son of Thomas & Hannah Bishop of Comber’s Farm Dallington. Born in Ticehurst and enlisted in Hastings. Included on Dallington Parish War Memorial. Buried in White House Cemetery, Ypres. Belgium

BOVIS

Albert Edward

Sergeant TF/1061, 1/5th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Killed in action at Richebourg L’Avoue 9th May 1915. Aged 29. Son of Frank & Harriett Bovis. Husband of Mrs Alice Bovis of Station Road, Hurst Green. Born and enlisted in Hurst Green Commemorated on the Le Touret Memorial

BOVIS

Frank

Company Sergeant Major L/8438, 2nd Battalion the Royal West Kent Regiment. Died of wounds in Mesopotamia 30th October 1918. Born in Hurst Green and enlisted in Maidstone Regular soldier. Buried in Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery.

CROFT

Clement Bernard

Lance Corporal TF/1957, 1/5th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Killed in action at Richebourg L’Avoue 9. 5.15. Aged 22. Son of Clarence & Ada Croft of Hurst Green. Born in Hastings and enlisted in Ticehurst Commemorated on The Le Touret Memorial

CROUCH

Arthur Alfred

Driver 208676, 6th Field Squadron, Royal Engineers. Died of disease in Military Hospital in Alexandria, Egypt, 25th October 1918. Aged 28. Son of Mr & Mrs H. Crouch of Station Road, Hurst Green. Enlisted in Gillingham. Buried in Alexandra (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt

GODLEY

Charles Henry

Private G/6367, 8th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 18th Division. (Pioneers). Killed in action near Ypres 16th October 1917. Aged 28. Son of Richard & Esther Godley of Hurst Green. Born in Burwash and enlisted in Hurst Green. Included on Frant Parish Church War Memorial. Buried in Minty Farm Cemetery, Belgium

GOODSELL

Sidney John

Private 43252, 75th Company The Machine Gun Corps Formerly East Kents. Killed in action near Messines 7th June 1917. Aged 20. Son of Henry & Edith Goodsell of Forsten Green Farm, Biddenden, Kent. Born in Biddenden and enlisted in Ashford Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial

HARMER

Sydney Herbert

Private TF/1956, 1/5th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Killed in action at Richebourg L’Avoue 9th May 1915. Aged 19. Son of Mr & Mrs Charles Harmer of Benenden. Born in Benenden and enlisted in Ticehurst Included on Hastings War Memorial Commemorated on The Le Touret Memorial

HUTCHINSON

William Thomas

Telegraphist J/32683 Royal Navy HMS ‘Bombala; ‘Q’ Ship Left Gibraltar for Sierra Leone. Sunk by the gunfire of two U Boats off the Cape Verde Islands 3rd May 1918. Aged 19. Born in Newington, South London Commemorated on The Hollybrook memorial, Southampton.

HOBBS

James Thomas

Trooper 2028, Household Battalion, Cavalry Division. Killed in action near Ypres 12th October 1917. Born in Ticehurst and enlisted in Hastings. Resident of Hurst Green. Commemorated on The Tyne Cot Memorial

HOBBS

William

Corporal 20331, 12th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) Formerly with the Royal Sussex. Died of wounds 6th April 1918. Aged 23. Son of Mr & Mrs F R Hobbs of Brighton. Born in Brighton and enlisted in Hastings. Resident of Sevenoaks. Buried in Gezaincourt Communal Cemetery Extension

HOPE

Arthur William

Gunner 163807, 5th Battery, 45th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds 28th March 1918. Husband of Mrs H.E, Hope of London Road, Hurst Green. Enlisted in Hastings. Buried in Namps AU Val British Cemetery

JEFFERY

George William

Private SD/2107, 12th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action near Railway Wood 3rd February 1917. Aged 31. Husband of Mrs Edith Miriam Jeffery of Lime Tree House, Burwash. Born in Salehurst and enlisted in Hastings. Included on Burwash War Memorial. Buried in Vlamertinghe Military Cemetery, Belgium

LINDRIDGE

Victor William

Guardsman 5087, 2nd Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Guards Division. Died 29th January 1917. Aged 31. Son of Alfred & Margaret Lindridge. Born in Cranbrook, Kent and enlisted in Guildford Railway Porter, resident of Horsell, Surrey. Buried in Grove Town Cemetery Meaulte

OSBORNE, MM

Walter Jesse

Sergeant G/415, 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 12th Division. Died of wounds 24th November 1917. Aged 26. Son of Walter Jesse and Emma Osbourne of 5, Howe Cottages, The Moor, Hawkhurst, Kent. Born in Hawkhurst and enlisted in Hastings. Included on Hawkhurst War Memorial and St. Lawrence Parish Church. Buried in Tincourt New British Cemetery

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Alfred

Possibility only. Connection with Hurst Green not established Leading Seaman J/25970, HMS "Vanguard", Royal Navy. Lost when the dreadnought blew up in Scapa Flow 9th July 1917. Aged 25. Born at Yalden, Kent. Commemorated on The Chatham Naval Memorial

PENFOLD

Frederick

Possibly Gunner 110577, A Battery, 94th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action near Ypres 4th October 1917 (More details required) Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial

POWELL

Frederick Harry

Private L/8413, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Killed in action at Vendresse 14th September 1914. Aged 28 Regular soldier. Son of William & Emily Powell of "The Miners Arms" Wadhurst. Born and enlisted in Ticehurst Commemorated on The Ferte Sous Jouarre Memorial

RATCLIFF

Sidney Charles

Bombardier 1517, 14th Battery, 4th Brigade Royal Field Artillery. Died of disease in Mesopotamia 16th May 1917. Aged 24. Son of Mr & Mrs R J Ratcliff of 38, Alexandra Road, St Leonards on Sea. Born in Bexhill and enlisted in St. Leonards. Included on Hastings War Memorial. Buried in Amara War Cemetery Iraq.

RUSSELL

Frank

Private G/42580, 11th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. 12th Division. Former West Kents. Killed in action near Arras 12th May 1917. Aged 28. Son of Mr & Mrs Frank Russell (Plumber) of Hurst Green. Husband of Mrs F. Russell (remarried) of Folkestone, Kent. Born in Hurst Green and enlisted in Tenterden, Kent. Commemorated on The Arras Memorial

RUSSELL

Frederick William John

Private G/40316, 16th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. 29th Division. Formerly Royal Sussex. Killed in action on the Somme 20th October 1916. Aged 31. Son of MR & Mrs Frank Russell of Hurst Green. Husband of May Hope Russell of Station Road, Hurst Green. Born in Hurst Green and enlisted in Chichester. Buried in Bulls Road Cwemetery, Flers.

SMALL

Archibald Harry

Trooper 2317, Household Battalion, Cavalry Division. Killed in action near Ypres 12th October 1917. Aged 20. Born in Hurst Green and enlisted in Hastings Resident of Hurst Green Commemorated on The Tyne Cot memorial

SMALL

Bert

Gunner 177570, No 4 Depot, Royal Field Artillery. Died at home 4th October 1916. Aged 47. Son of Mr Small & Mrs Fanny Small of Silver Hill, Hurst Green. Born in Hurst Green and enlisted in Worthing. Buried in Salehurst (St. Mary) Churchyard

SMITH

Richard Vidgen

Lance Sergeant 39152, 1/5th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. 25th Division. Killed in action 4th November 1918. Aged 24. Son of John Mortley Smith and Ellen Mary Smith of ‘The Woolpack Inn’ Hurst Green. Born in Hurst Green and enlisted in Chatham. Buried in Landrecies British Cemetery

SNEPP

Henry James

Private 55450, 24th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Pioneer Battalion 7th Division. Killed in action near Ypres 4th October 1917. Aged 20. Formerly with the Royal Engineers. Commemorated on the Tynr Cot Memorial

SWEATMAN

John Henry

Private TF/240309, 1/5th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 48th Division. Killed in an air raid near Ypres. 15th September 1917. Aged 24. Son of Mr & Mrs William Sweatman of Station Road, Hurst Green.Born in Burwash and enlisted in Ticehurst Included on Etchingham War Memorial. Buried in Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery, Belgium

1939-1945

DENNIS

John Ronald

Lance Sergeant, HQ and Assault Regiment, Royal Armoured Corps. Killed in action in Italy 16th July 1944. Aged 34. Son of John & Caroline Dennis of Hurst Green. Husband of Anne Eleanora Dennis of Aldershot. Buried in Arezzo War Cemetery

LANE

Arthur John

Sergeant (Wireless Operator/Air Gunner), 90 Bomber Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died at home 22nd September 1943. Aged 20. Son of Arthur Edward John & Clara Frances Lane of Hurst Green. Buried in Hurst Green (Holy Trinity) Churchyard

MOTT

Francis William Paul

Corporal, 3rd Royal Tank Regiment. Royal Armoured Corps. Killed in action in Tunisia 7th April 1943. Aged 26. Son of Owen Edwin and Frances Margaret Mott of Hurst Green Commemorated on the Medjez-El-Bab Memorial

RUSSELL, MM

Ernest Frederick William

Sergeant (Pilot), No 263 Squadron (Gladiator II), Royal Air Force. Operating from Norway. Squadron survivors landed on the Carrier ‘Glorious’ which was sunk by German Battlecruisers. All the aircraft went down with the ship and most of the pilots were drowned, including Sgt. Russell, 9th June 1940. Aged 25. Son of Frederick William & May Hope Russell of Hurst Green. Commemorated on the Runnynede Memorial

STANDEN

Frank

Signalman, Royal Corps of Signals. Second Army Algeria. Killed in action 31st August 1944. Aged 34. Buried in Banneville-LA-Campagne War Cemetery

UNDERHILL

Harry

Corporal, 196th Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps. Taken prisoner by the Japanese and died in captivity in Burma 5th August 1943. Aged 23. Son of Frank & Lilly Underhill of Robertsbridge. Buried in Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery, Burma

WOOLLARD

John David Edwin

Ordinary Seaman, HMS "Fidelity", Royal Navy. Killed in action when the ship was lost 1st January 1943. Aged 26. Son of Edwin James & Dorothy Evelyn Woollard of Acton, Middlesex. Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea.

Last updated 8 January, 2009

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