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HURSTPIERPOINT WAR MEMORIALS

World War 1 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Alan Seymour 2004

Listed here is information relating to the war memorials and rolls of honour within Hurstpierpoint. These include the village war memorial, the Church of Holy Trinity, the two cemeteries and Hurstpierpoint College.

Village War Memorial

The village war memorial is located on the south west side of the crossroads next to the Parish Church, it was unveiled on St. George's Day , Sunday 23rd April, 1922 by Colonel Champion. It records the 77 names of those 'who died for their country in the Great War 1914-1919' To this memorial was added the 17 men and one woman who lost their lives in the Second World War 1939-1945. On the east side of this memorial is the following inscription:

In remembrance of the men of this parish who died for their country in the Great War 1914-1919
"They were a wall unto us both night and day"

Under the inscription is listed 26 names followed by 13 on the north-side, 26 on the west-side and 12 on the south-side, a total of 77 names which are:-

ALLEN, Norman F.

COSTER, George E.

KNIGHT, William H.

RANDELL, Arthur E.

ANSCOMBE, Albert

CROCKFORD, Frederick C.

LEWRY, Ernest

SAYERS, John

ANSCOMBE, Arthur

DADSWELL, James E.

LOOP, Reginald T.

SIMTH, Ernest

BAILEY, William J.

DUNSTONE, Walter F.

MANSBRIDGE, Alfred

SPARSHOTT. George E.

BANKS, Edward S.

DYER, William S.

MANSBRIDGE, Frank

SPARSHOTT, William

BARNES, Ernest

FULLER, John R.

MARONA, Charles A.

SQUIBB, Hubert A.

BARTLEY, Richard H.

GANDER, Albert E.

MASKELL, John

STENNING, Reginald A.

BAXTER, William

GANDER, Charlie

MASKELL, Thomas

STREET, Thomas

BERRY, Ernest F.

GASTON, George W.

MEWETT, Walter

TAMLEY, Walter F.

BROAD, Richard B.

GOFF, Ernest C.

MILLER, Charles L.

WALKER, Hubert W.

BROWN, Albert E.

GREEN, Ernest W.

MITTEN, Ernest J.

WEEKS, Arthur N. H.

BROWN, Bramwell J.

GROVER, Albert E.

NORMAN, George O.

WILSON, Sydney

BROWN, William

GROVER, Walter J.

PARSONS, Ernest H.

WINTER, Thomas

BURT, Frederick E.

HEAVER, Harry

PARSONS, William

WITHYHAM, Arthur G.

BURTENSHAW, Arthur

HOLMAN, Alfred

PAYNE, George H.

WOOD, John Sendall

CAMPION, Edward

HOLLINGDALE, Maurice J.

PESKETT, John G.

WOOD, Michael

CARTER, Thomas W. R.

HUDSON, Claude G.

PIDGLEY, Obadiah

WOOD, Thomas

CHATFIELD, George

KEMP, Peter

PIERCE, Albert

CHATFIELD, Walter

KING, John R.

PIPER, Roger A.

CLARK, Harry

KNIGHT, Frederick

PITT, Frederick B.

The Church of the Holy Trinity

The Church of the Holy Trinity was built in 1843-5, to the designs of Sir Charles Barry, the builder was Thomas Wisden. It replaced an earlier church dedicated to St. Lawrence, which was pulled down to make way for it. The principal features (as at first built) are Tower and spire, Nave, Chancel, North Aisle and Transept, South Aisle and Transept. The cost which had been raised by public and private subscription to which over 200 people had contributed was 7,500, The church was consecrated 28th May, 1845, by Bishop Gilbert. There were two Rectors at this Church during the period of the Great War, they were Charles A. Marona 1910-1915 & Charles H. Piggott 1915-1926, both now lie buried next to one another in the Hurstpierpoint Old Cemetery on the south side of Holy Trinity Churchyard.

The Nave St. Lawrence Chapel

The Brass Plate under two of the Stained Glass Windows on the south wall carries the following dedication:-

To the dear memory of John Wood, 2nd Lieut 44th Merward Infy I.A.R.O. age 27 years. Killed near Nasiriyah Mesopotamia on February 7th 1916. While gallantly covering the retirement of a portion of the Regt. When attacked on three sides by hostile Arabs. Nearly all his men fell with him.

Tablet on the right side of the Altar near the East Window reads:-

To the honour and loved memory of Captain Arthur Nelson Hampton Weeks M.C. Royal Sussex Regiment, eldest son of Arthur and Jessie Weeks, who after serving in Gallipoli and Palestine, fell in action at Ouchy Le Chateau, France, on July 29th 1918 age 29 years, this tablet is here placed.

The Campion Chapel The War Memorial

The tablet on the west wall reads:-

In this Chapel ordered and embellished in pious memory of those who fell in the Great War 1914-1918 and of the mercies vouchsafed to the survivors we pray you remember withal the honoured name of Colonel William Henry Campion C.B. of Danny, who worshipped upon this very spot for more than 50 years and whose last work upon earth was associated with the despatch of Sussex Territorials to active service in France. Colonel Campion born 1 April 1836 died 3 December 1923 served in The Crimea and Indian Mutiny in H.M. 72nd Foot Seaforth Highlanders and was Honorary Colonel of the Fourth Territorial Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment for 21 years.

The tablet on the north wall reads:-

In loving memory of Colonel Sir William Robert Campion K.C.M.G. D.S.O. of Danny and of his wife Katherine Mary Byron who loved this Church and worshipped here for many years.

(Lt.-Col. W. R. Campion, was 3rd July, 1870; son of Col. W. H. Campion; married 1894, educated at Eton and New College, Oxford; M.P. (Con.) for Mid-Sussex Division, since 1910; Lt.-Col., The Royal Sussex Regiment, 26.3.17; served in the Great War in France and Gallipoli. He had been wounded and was Mentioned-In-Dispatches three times, he was awarded the D.S.O. (London Gazette 1.1.18).)

The War Memorial in the Campion Chapel is of 'Derbyshire Alabaster' and records the names of those who died in the Service of their Country in the two World Wars. The Altar Table is inscribed:-

To God and to those his servants who fought for the right be the eternal tribute of our grateful memory and thanksgiving 1914-18

The memorial records 78 names for the Great War one more that the village memorial the difference is due to the addition of Cornelius King, to the later memorial, which was unveiled some four years later by the Colonel's widow, Mrs. Gertrude Campion. To this memorial was added the 17 men and one woman who lost their lives in the Second World War. The following letter from the Parish Magazine, October, 1919 is also on display in the Campion Chapel:-

Dear Rector,

The Crucifix hanging on the wall near the pews in the Campion Transept was found in a window of a curiosity shop in Brighton amidst much rubbish. It had been brought there by a soldier from the battlefields of France. I brought it knowing it would be treasured and cared for in the Parish Church I love so well, and in the hope that some day it might form part of a Church Memorial to all our dear sons who have fallen. It had been a symbol of life to many a souls in France and as such our own lads had learned to love it. Coming from France it seems also to unite us to all our brothers in the allied armies.

Yours very sincerely

Gertrude Champion

The Tablets on either side of a Rose Marble Crucifix are inscribed with the names of the fallen:-

ALLEN, Norman F.

COSTER, George E.

KNIGHT, Frederick

PITT, Frederick B.

ANSCOMBE, Albert

CROCKFORD, Frederick C.

KNIGHT, William H.

RANDELL, Arthur E.

ANSCOMBE, Arthur

DADSWELL, James E.

LEWRY, Ernest

SAYERS, John

BAILEY, William J.

DUNSTONE, Walter F.

LOOP, Reginald T.

SIMTH, Ernest

BANKS, Edward S.

DYER, William S.

MANSBRIDGE, Alfred

SPARSHOTT. George E.

BARNES, Ernest

FULLER, John R.

MANSBRIDGE, Frank

SPARSHOTT, William

BARTLEY, Richard H.

GANDER, Albert E.

MARONA, Charles A.

SQUIBB, Hubert A.

BAXTER, William

GANDER, Charlie

MASKELL, John

STENNING, Reginald A.

BERRY, Ernest F.

GASTON, George W.

MASKELL, Thomas

STREET, Thomas

BROAD, Richard B.

GOFF, Ernest C.

MEWETT, Walter

TAMLEY, Walter F.

BROWN, Albert E.

GREEN, Ernest W.

MILLER, Charles L.

WALKER, Hubert W.

BROWN, Bramwell J.

GROVER, Albert E.

MITTEN, Ernest J.

WEEKS, Arthur N. H.

BROWN, William

GROVER, Walter J.

NORMAN, George O.

WILSON, Sydney

BURT, Frederick E.

HEAVER, Harry

PARSONS, Ernest H.

WINTER, Thomas

BURTENSHAW, Arthur

HOLMAN, Alfred

PARSONS, William

WITHYHAM, Arthur G.

CAMPION, Edward

HOLLINGDALE, Maurice J.

PAYNE, George H.

WOOD, John Sendall

CARTER, Thomas W. R.

HUDSON, Claude G.

PESKETT, John G.

WOOD, Michael

CHATFIELD, George

KEMP, Peter

PIDGLEY, Obadiah

WOOD, Thomas

CHATFIELD, Walter

KING, Cornelius

PIERCE, Albert

CLARK, Harry

KING, John R.

PIPER, Roger A.

Hurstpierpoint Old Cemetery
This cemetery is located on the south-side of Holy Trinity Churchyard, and belongs to the Parish Council. It was made in 1877. There are five registered CWGC 1st World War graves in this cemetery - these are the service-men who had died of wounds or sickness in this country and their bodies had been returned home for burial. The following graves are located in this cemetery:-
ANSCOMBE, Pte. Albert, 6349. 8th Prov. Coy. Royal Defence Corps. 5th Dec., 1916. Age 53. Son of the late Parker Anscombe; and husband of Agnes Clara Anscombe, Fern Villa, Hurstpierpoint. inscribed on base of stone "Rest in Peace" - (Grave ref: F.60., CWGC headstone)

BALCOMBE, Pte. C. M., 703557. 23rd Bn. London Regt., 19th March, 1919. Son of Thomas Balcombe and his wife Alice Lashmar, Born at Brighton. - (Grave ref:- D.62., CWGC registered private headstone)

The headstone records the following details:- Thomas, youngest son of William & Francis Balcombe, of Brighton, who died at Hurst Wickham, Oct. 31 1805, age 38 years, "Thy will be done" Also recorded are his four sons lost in the war, one of whom Cecil, is buried here:- Thomas Balcombe, A.B. killed on HMS "Invincible" at Jutland May 31st, 1916. - Pte. Arthur Balcombe, died at the siege of Kut-El-Amara, July 4th, 1916. Age 27. - Corpl. John Balcombe, 1st Batt. Coldstream Guards, killed at Cambrai, Nov 27th 1917. Age 29. - Rfn. Cecil Balcombe, 1st Batt. Queen's Westminster Rifles, died at Brighton, March 19th 1919, Age 28, from disease contracted on active service in Salonica and buried here.

BIGGOTT, Charles Henry, Priest, Rector of this Parish from 1915 to 1926. Chaplin to the Forces in France from 1915 to 1919 died 8th Oct. 1926. Charles Henry Biggott, took over the role of Chaplin to the Forces from the Rev. Marona when he died in 1915 - (Grave ref:- Non CWGC registered).

CAMPION, Lt. Col. E., Seaforth Highlanders, 25th Feb., 1916 - (Grave ref:- D.108., CWGC registered private grave)

PIPER, A.B. Roger Alan, H.M. Yacht "Mekong" Mercantile Marine Reserve. 12th March, 1916. - (Grave ref:- CWGC headstone)

MARONA, Rev. C. A. Chaplin to the Forces, 3rd Class. 28th Feb., 1915 - (Grave ref:- CWGC registered private headstone).

The headstone records the following details:- "The Reverend Charles Antonio Marona A.K.C. Rector of this parish and Chaplin to the Garrison at Newhaven Sussex. Died 28th Feb. 1915 age 56. "Resurgam! Jesu Mercy!"

Hurstpierpoint (South Avenue) Cemetery

This cemetery was opened in 1900, and is located on the South-East side of the town in South Avenue. There are nine registered CWGC 1st World War graves in this cemetery - these are the service-men who had died of wounds or sickness in this country and their bodies had been returned home for burial. There’s also 16 dedication’s found on other headstones in this cemetery to the memory to family members who had served / or lost their lives in the Great War, and whose bodies are buried in cemeteries or names commemorated on memorials in other countries. All the following names appear the north section of this cemetery:-

C.W.G.C. Registered Graves

BARTLEY, Pte Richard Henry, 12761. 10th Bn Royal Sussex Regt. 8th Apr 1917, age 39. Husband of Edith Bartley, 2, Green Lees, Western Road, Hurstpierpoint, Sussex. “Until day breaks” - (Grave ref:- C.165 CWGC headstone). His wife Edith is buried in the same plot d.19.6.1960, age 82.

GASTON, Pte. G. W. 241969. 1st / 5th Bn. Royal West Kent Regt. 7th Apr. 1919, age 42. Husband of Catherine Ellen Gaston, Gladstone Cottage, Western Road, Hurstpierpoint, Sussex. “To live in the hearts he has left behind” - (Grave ref:- C.189 CWGC headstone). His wife Catherine Ellen 1877-1954 is buried in the same plot.
KEMP, Sergt., Peter, 7925. Royal Army Veterinary Corps. Died of sickness 6th Sep 1920, age 49. Husband of K. E. Kemp of Holthye Villa, Hurst Wickham, Hassocks, Sussex - (Grave ref:- C.I30 CWGC headstone). MASKELL John, A.B. who died in R.N. Hospital Hasler 2nd Sep 1918 age 37 years. “For Britain’s Freedom his life he gave sleep now in peace. Mariner Brave”. Details recorded in CWGC Register, MASKELL Jack, 198264 (RFR.PO/B/4202) RN HMS Victory. Son of William Maskell, of Hurstpierpoint - (Grave ref:- C.193 CWGC registered private headstone).
MASKELL Thomas, who died 19 Jun 1917 age 33. “He died for his country” also his wife Kate, d. 2nd Nov 1953, age 69. The following details are recorded in the CWGC Register MASKELL Gnr Thomas, 90218. Clearing Office, Royal Garrison Artillery, formerly 182nd Siege Bty. 19 Jun 1917, age 34. Son of William & Annie Maskell , of Hurstpierpoint, Sussex; husband of Kate Wells (formerly Maskell), of 12, Manor Cottages, Hurstpierpoint, Sussex - (Grave ref: C.159 CWGC registered private headstone). OST, James George, Lieut. Cmdr. R.N. H.M.S. “VERNON” 27th Jul, 1918 - (Grave ref:- B.10. CWGC registered private headstone). "In ever loving precious memory of James George OST Lieut Commander RN whod died in the service of his country."
PAYNE, S/Serjt, George Henry, F/24086. “Q” Coy. Forage Depot, Army Service Corps. 24th Nov., 1918. Age 32. Son of James & Ross Payne, of Hurstpierpoint; husband of Ester Moore (formerly Payne), of 2, Gordon Villas, Cuckfield Rd., Hurstpierpiont, Sussex. ‘Until the day breaks and the shadow flee away’ - (Grave ref:- D1. CWGC headstone - his parents are buried in the grave in front). SPARSHOTT, Dvr. George Ernest, T4/038634, H.T. Royal Army Service Corps. Died of Phthisis 10th Sep 1920, age 30. Son of George and Lenda Sparshott; husband of Mary Sparshott of Caprone, Lewes, Sussex. “In ever loving memory from Mary his wife” - (Grave ref:- C.29 CWGC headstone).
WINTER Thomas, who died 2nd Jan 1919 age 25 “Peace perfect peace” The following details are recorded in the CWGC register WINTER, Pte. 20309, Machine Gun Corps (Inf.). Died 2nd Jan 1919 of wounds received in France, age 26. Son of Richard & Rosa Winter, of West Town Cottages, Hurstpierpoint Sussex - (Grave ref:- C.203 CWGC registered private headstone)
Family or private graves:-

ALLEN Norman, lost in the ‘Lusitania’ May 7th 1915, age 24. (Son of Frederick d. Mar 4 1909 age 57 & Susan Gray Allen d. Jul 23 1940, age 85)

CALVERT, Thomas Frederick Parker, C.B., D.S.O., M.V.O. Commander, Royal Navy, buried at sea.

CARTER, Thomas, son of Clara, killed in action Palestine 6th Nov 1917 "Peace"

CLARKE, Harry, killed in action 2nd March, 1916, age 22 years. ‘Gone but not forgotten’ (Harry was the Grandson of Alfred, d.13 Nov 1920 age 89 & Mary Clarke, d.17 Nov 1903 age 72)

CLARKE, Samuel James, who fell in action in France 1st July, 1916 age 27years "Gone but not forgotten" - Samuel was brother of Constance Olive Clarke, (d, 31st Aug. 1912 age 21)

CROCKFORD, Frederick Charles, (Grandson of June Mitchell d. 29 Nov 1923) died of wounds 18th Aug 1918 at Lehtreport, France 'Peace Perfect Peace'

DYER William Seafield, killed in action France, 30th Jun 1916 – found on grave of Albert (d. 2nd Sep 1926, age 76 & Mary Smith (d.16th Jun 1937 age 84 – also Edith wife of William Dyer (d. 26th Mar 1958 age 75)

GROVER, Jack and Bert, killed in France 1915 and 1916. (Their mother d.1914)

HOLLINGDALE, Maurice, Pte. who died of wounds 18th Oct. 1917, age 20 years. Son of Austin Richard d. 19th June 1921, age 51 & Louisa Agnus Hollingdale d. 30th March 1941, age 68.

HOLMAN Alfred, killed in action in Mesopotania Apr 6th 1916. Age 22 years. Son of Alfred (d. Sep. 27th 1928, age 73) & Ester Holman (d. Oct. 2nd 1938, age 78)

MANSBRIDGE Frank, died of wounds 1st Apr 1918, age 21 “Gone from us but not forgotten” & Alfred Mansbrigde, killed in action France, 27th Oct 1916, age 38 years. Other family members mentioned ( brother & sister?) Emily, d. 10th Jul 1906, age 26 & Horace Edward Mansbridge d. 11th Apr 1957, age 74

PIERCE Albert, age 26, 1/6th Hants Regt. Wounded at Kut, died 7th Aug 1916, at Yarbaschi, Turkey. “Gone but not forgotten”. (Son of ?) of Frederick George d. 24th Jul 1940 age 77 & Isabella Pierce d. 9th May 1947 age 85

SMITH Ivo,, Gnr. Heavy Howitzer Brigade, killed in action in the Ypres Salient, 10th Jul 1918, age 22 years. Interred in Lijssenthoek Cemetery “not gone from the memory of love” Also his brother? Gilbert Smith F/ Sgt. RAF who crashed at Hehiopolis on 24th Aug 1927 died 26th Aug.1927 interred in old Cario Cemetery

STREET Thomas, Segt, Royal Sussex Regt., killed in action France, 31st Aug. 1916, age 22, “They will be done”. Son of Thomas d. 23.12.15, age 44 & Lillen Street. d. 20.12.35

WALKER, Hubert William Walker, Lt. RAF who was killed in action 23rd July 1918 age 24. Interred at Thorigny, France "Peace Perfect Peace"

WEST, George Frederick, who died 9th Aug 1926, age 48, served 2 years in the late war in England and France

HURSTPIERPOINT COLLEGE

Hurstpierpoint College was founded at Shoreham, Sussex in 1849 and moved to its present buildings in 1853. It was one of several schools in Sussex founded by Nathaniel Woodard. 'Hurst' was probably the most important and certainly the largest school in Woodard's grand scheme to provide a good Church of England education, at affordable fees for the middle classes, in fine buildings.

Some years after the end of the Great War, the Science Master, H. B. I. Pocock, compiled a war record, and this heavy volume containing the combatants and the dead is the most sombre book in the college archives. The book contained 895 names of which about six hundred and fifty saw war service. Of these 108 were killed, and 117 'invalided out', some to die later, others to spend the rest of their lives suffering. Eighty-two of the deaths were in the army. Thirty-seven received British, and 26 foreign decorations for services the war time, and 90 received military decorations including 62 Military Crosses, one with two bars, and three with one bar, three Distinguished Service Crosses, one with two bars, and three Distinguished Flying Crosses.

War Memorial

The architect of the Chapel Memorial Tablet was Mr. Temple Moore, and it is located in the North Transept of the Chapel.. The panels bearing the names of the One Hundred and eight who fell was installed in August 1920. The inscription reads

"1914. Pro Patria. 1918 Vitam dederunt."

and the names recorded are:-

ADAMS, G. A. FARNDEN, F. LASCELLES, R. M. SHATTOCK M. M.
ADAMSON, T. F. FLINDT, L. H. R. LEAVER, H. W. SIDLEY, J. W.
ADENEY, R. E. GALE, R. G. LE MESURIER, T. F. SMITH, A. C.
ALFORD, F. W. CAMPBELL, D. C. LEE, H. V. STARK, B. G.
ALLFREE, P. R. H. GASPAR, J. M. LINTOTT, STEVENS, . W.
AXE, A. C. GEPP, C. E. LUKYN, C. M. STONIER, W. J.
BARNEY, M. M. GOOD, E. A. LYS, F. G. B. STRANACK, F. G.
BATES, R. E. GOODWIN, B. W. MAGGEE, W. STRAUGHAN, T. A.
BENTLEY, E. F. GRAY, MACKAY, J. STREET, T. A.
BLACKETT, W. C. GRUBY, T. W. MELLINFIELD, C. B. STUART, C. T.
BOSHER, F. N. GUMBLEY, D. C. B. MIGHELL, P. TAYLOR,
BROAD, R. B. HAYWARD, J. S. NEWMAN, C. F. THICKE, F. V.
BROWN, T. D. HEBERT, NICOLLS, D. W. L. THOMAS, W. B. O.
BUTLER, HELDMAN, B. M. NIXON, L. M. TOWNSHEND, D.
CARTER, F. L. HERSEE, PALMER, J. G. TURNER, R.
CATLING, B. HOLMES, PAYNE, J. A. K. WAGNER, C. H. G.
CLEAVER, D. C. HOOKE, J. C. PILE, C. J. WAKEFORD, E. F.
COPEMAN, E. H. HOOKE, U. L . POOLE, D. A. WEBB, H. R.
CORBETT, H. HOWIS, POOLE, S. G. WESTMORLAND, C. H.
CRAWLEY, T. H. O. JAMES, POTTER, H. A. WHITEHORNE COLE, L. W. A.
DAVIES, JEAFFRESON, R. P. PRING, H. P. D. WHITMORE-SEARLE, B.
DEANE, JENKINS, C. H. PRING. F. R. WIATT, C. B.
DIMMOCK, E. H. JOHNSTONE, H. E. REES, H. A. WILKINSON, F.
ECCLES, J. V. W. KELLY, J. L. REEVES, H. C. WILLIS, R.
EDWARDS, KENT, G. E. ROBERTSON, F.A. WILTSHIRE, C. R.
EDWARDS, W. I. KENWARD, R. ROE, C. C. WOLSTENCROFT, W. H. B.
ELMES, R. W. LANAWAY, F. C. SANGSTER, F.C. WALKER, H. W.

In the Chapel are other memorials; the panel behind the alter is in memory of Mr. F. G. B. Lys, the screen is in memory of W. H. B. Wolstencroft, and the stalls in memory of Mr. D. S. Campbell.

Other School Memorials

The Cricket Pavilion is a further Great War Memorial designed by Mr. J. Hunt, and is situated on the playing fields adjacent to the School. The inscription on the plaque in the Pavilion reads:-

“This Pavilion was given by the Old Boys, in memory of the Fellows, who gave their lives in the Great War 1914-1918"

The day the Memorial opened July 23rd, 1921, commenced at 7.30 a.m. with the Requiem Eucharist held by Provost Edwin Lance. At 11.30 a.m. there was a cricket match between the School and a team of ex-Service Old Boys, and a luncheon was given to the subscribers to the War Memorial Fund. Also commemorated by the Pavilion clock given by the P.G.C. after the war are the four masters of the school who lost their lives, A. C. AXE, H. V. LEE, T. A. STRAUGHAN, and R. WILLIS.

Three other masters - C. B. WILLIAMS, W. S. BELL, and N. E. ROBINSON - were invalided out of the forces. Robinson had only been in the school a term before he volunteered. He returned in 1918 but after two years he had to leave and he died from his wounds in 1922. Six school captains also died T. F. ADAMSON, F. L. CARTER, H. CORBETT, R. M. LASCELLES, R. TURNER, and W. H. B. WOLSTENCROFT.

Other visible memorials to the war were two trophies. Richard Lintott's parents gave the Lintott Cup in the shape of a 17th-century porringer awarded for house shooting, and John Sidley's parents gave a two-handed cup with a winged figure holding a wreath for the house gymnastic competition. The College also granted a Scholarship. In upper school a portrait of Major-General R. Hutton Davies, Hurt's only brigade commander, was placed. Since 1909, Amos Davey, Tom Davey's son, had been carpenter at the school. He continued panelling hall and upper school and the house day rooms. Each room had a wooden frieze containing pictures of the war dead which remained in place until the 1970's

Danny

Danny house, part of which date back to the 16th Century is the home of the Campion family. It stands about 1 mile south-south-east of the parish church, in its own park. The house is of brick with stone dressings, and of E-shaped plan facing east, with later additions at the back. The house was the scene of one very important event in modern history. It is recorded on a panel in the great hall as follows:

'In this room a meeting of the Imperial War Cabinet was held on the 13th October 1918 at which the following were present:- Mr. Lloyd George, Mr. Bonar Law, Mr. A. J. Balfour, Viscount Milner, The Earl of Reading, Mr. W. S. Churchill, Admiral Sir R. Wemyes, General Sir Henry Wilson, Lt.-Col. Sir M. P. A. Hankey, Mr. Philip Kerr. A cable was sent to President Wilson authorising him to proceed with negotiations for an Armistice with Germany.'

Combined Research List of All Memorials    

To identify the memorial on which the names can be found the following notations have been used:

V = Village Memorial, C = Church Memorial, S = Hurstpierpoint Collge

S

ADAMS

G A

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S

ADAMSON

T F

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S

ADENEY

R E

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S

ALFORD

F W

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VC

ALLEN

Norman F

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ALLEN Norman, lost in the ‘Lusitania’ May 7th 1915, age 24. (Son of Frederick d. Mar 4 1909 age 57 & Susan Gray Allen d. Jul 23 1940, age 85). Inscription on Family or private grave in Hurstpierpoint (South Avenue) Cemetery

S

ALLFREE

P R H

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VC

ANSCOMBE

Albert

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ANSCOMBE, Pte. Albert, 6349. 8th Prov. Coy. Royal Defence Corps. 5th Dec., 1916. Age 53. Son of the late Parker Anscombe; and husband of Agnes Clara Anscombe, Fern Villa, Hurstpierpoint. inscribed on base of stone "Rest in Peace" - (Buried in Hurstpierpoint Old Cemetery, Grave ref: F.60., CWGC headstone)

VC

ANSCOMBE

Arthur

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S

AXE

A C

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VC

BAILEY

William J

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VC

BANKS

Edward S

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VC

BARNES

Ernest

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S

BARNEY

M M

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VC

BARTLEY

Richard Henry

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BARTLEY, Pte Richard Henry, 12761. 10th Bn Royal Sussex Regt. 8th Apr 1917, age 39. Husband of Edith Bartley, 2, Green Lees, Western Road, Hurstpierpoint, Sussex. “Until day breaks” - (Buried in Hurstpierpoint (South Avenue) Cemetery, Grave ref:- C.165 CWGC headstone). His wife Edith is buried in the same plot d.19.6.1960, age 82.

S

BATES

R E

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VC

BAXTER

William

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S

BENTLEY

E F

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VC

BERRY

Ernest F

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S

BLACKETT

W C

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S

BOSHER

F N

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SVC

BROAD

Richard B

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VC

BROWN

Albert E

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VC

BROWN

Bramwell J

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S

BROWN

T D

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VC

BROWN

William

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VC

BURT

Frederick E

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VC

BURTENSHAW

Arthur

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S

BUTLER

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S

CAMPBELL

D C

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CAMPION

Edward

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CAMPION, Lt. Col. E., Seaforth Highlanders, 25th Feb., 1916 - (Buried in Hurstpierpoint Old Cemetery, Grave ref:- D.108., CWGC registered private grave)

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CARTER

F L

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CARTER

Thomas W R

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CARTER, Thomas, son of Clara, killed in action Palestine 6th Nov 1917 "Peace". Inscription on Family or private grave in Hurstpierpoint (South Avenue) Cemetery

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CATLING

B

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CHATFIELD

George

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CHATFIELD

Walter

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CLARK

Harry

[Spelt with an 'E' 9Clarke) on family grave] No further information currently available

CLARKE, Harry, killed in action 2nd March, 1916, age 22 years. ‘Gone but not forgotten’ (Harry was the Grandson of Alfred, d.13 Nov 1920 age 89 & Mary Clarke, d.17 Nov 1903 age 72). Inscription on Family or private grave in Hurstpierpoint (South Avenue) Cemetery.

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CLEAVER

D C

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COPEMAN

E H

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CORBETT

H

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COSTER

George E

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CRAWLEY

T H O

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CROCKFORD

Frederick Charles

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CROCKFORD, Frederick Charles, (Grandson of June Mitchell d. 29 Nov 1923) died of wounds 18th Aug 1918 at Lehtreport, France 'Peace Perfect Peace'. Inscription on Family or private grave in Hurstpierpoint (South Avenue) Cemetery.

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DADSWELL

James E

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DAVIES

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DEANE

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DIMMOCK

E H

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DUNSTONE

Walter F

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DYER

William Seafield

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DYER William Seafield, killed in action France, 30th Jun 1916 – found on grave of Albert (d. 2nd Sep 1926, age 76 & Mary Smith (d.16th Jun 1937 age 84 – also Edith wife of William Dyer (d. 26th Mar 1958 age 75). Inscription on Family or private grave in Hurstpierpoint (South Avenue) Cemetery.

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ECCLES

J V W

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EDWARDS

W I

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EDWARDS

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ELMES

R W

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FARNDEN

F

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FLINDT

L H R

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FULLER

John R

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GALE

R G

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GANDER

Albert E

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GANDER

Charlie

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GASPAR

J M

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GASTON

George W

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GASTON, Pte. G. W. 241969. 1st / 5th Bn. Royal West Kent Regt. 7th Apr. 1919, age 42. Husband of Catherine Ellen Gaston, Gladstone Cottage, Western Road, Hurstpierpoint, Sussex. “To live in the hearts he has left behind” - (Buried in Hurstpierpoint (South Avenue) Cemetery, Grave ref:- C.189 CWGC headstone). His wife Catherine Ellen 1877-1954 is buried in the same plot.

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GEPP

C E

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GOFF

Ernest C

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GOOD

E A

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GOODWIN

B W

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GRAY

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GREEN

Ernest W

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GROVER

Albert E [aka Bert]

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GROVER, Jack and Bert, killed in France 1915 and 1916. (Their mother d.1914). Inscription on Family or private grave in Hurstpierpoint (South Avenue) Cemetery.

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GROVER

Walter J [aka Jack]

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GROVER, Jack and Bert, killed in France 1915 and 1916. (Their mother d.1914). Inscription on Family or private grave in Hurstpierpoint (South Avenue) Cemetery.

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GRUBY

T W

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GUMBLEY

D C B

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HAYWARD

J S

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HEAVER

Harry

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HEBERT

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HELDMAN

B M

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HERSEE

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HOLLINGDALE

Maurice J

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HOLLINGDALE, Maurice, Pte. who died of wounds 18th Oct. 1917, age 20 years. Son of Austin Richard d. 19th June 1921, age 51 & Louisa Agnus Hollingdale d. 30th March 1941, age 68. Inscription on Family or private grave in Hurstpierpoint (South Avenue) Cemetery.

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HOLMAN

Alfred

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HOLMAN Alfred, killed in action in Mesopotania Apr 6th 1916. Age 22 years. Son of Alfred (d. Sep. 27th 1928, age 73) & Ester Holman (d. Oct. 2nd 1938, age 78). Inscription on Family or private grave in Hurstpierpoint (South Avenue) Cemetery.

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HOLMES

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HOOKE

J C

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HOOKE

U L

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HOWIS

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HUDSON

Claude G

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JAMES

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JEAFFRESON

R P

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JENKINS

C H

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JOHNSTONE

H E

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KELLY

J L

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KEMP

Peter

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KEMP, Sergt., Peter, 7925. Royal Army Veterinary Corps. Died of sickness 6th Sep 1920, age 49. Husband of K. E. Kemp of Holthye Villa, Hurst Wickham, Hassocks, Sussex - (Buried in Hurstpierpoint (South Avenue) Cemetery, Grave ref:- C.I30 CWGC headstone).

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KENT

G E

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KENWARD

R

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KING

Cornelius

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KING

John R

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KNIGHT

Frederick

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KNIGHT

William H

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LANAWAY

F C

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LASCELLES

R M

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LE MESURIER

T F

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LEAVER

H W

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LEE

H V

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LEWRY

Ernest

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LINTOTT

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LOOP

Reginald T

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LUKYN

C M

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LYS

F G B

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MACKAY

J

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MAGGEE

W

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MANSBRIDGE

Alfred

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MANSBRIDGE Frank, died of wounds 1st Apr 1918, age 21 “Gone from us but not forgotten” & Alfred Mansbrigde, killed in action France, 27th Oct 1916, age 38 years. Other family members mentioned ( brother & sister?) Emily, d. 10th Jul 1906, age 26 & Horace Edward Mansbridge d. 11th Apr 1957, age 74. Inscription on Family or private grave in Hurstpierpoint (South Avenue) Cemetery.

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MANSBRIDGE

Frank

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MANSBRIDGE Frank, died of wounds 1st Apr 1918, age 21 “Gone from us but not forgotten” & Alfred Mansbrigde, killed in action France, 27th Oct 1916, age 38 years. Other family members mentioned ( brother & sister?) Emily, d. 10th Jul 1906, age 26 & Horace Edward Mansbridge d. 11th Apr 1957, age 74. Inscription on Family or private grave in Hurstpierpoint (South Avenue) Cemetery.

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MARONA

Charles A

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MARONA, Rev. C. A. Chaplin to the Forces, 3rd Class. 28th Feb., 1915 - (Buried in Hurstpierpoint Old Cemetery, Grave ref:- CWGC registered private headstone).

The headstone records the following details:- "The Reverend Charles Antonio Marona A.K.C. Rector of this parish and Chaplin to the Garrison at Newhaven Sussex. Died 28th Feb. 1915 age 56. "Resurgam! Jesu Mercy!"

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MASKELL

John

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MASKELL John, A.B. who died in R.N. Hospital Hasler 2nd Sep 1918 age 37 years. “For Britain’s Freedom his life he gave sleep now in peace. Mariner Brave”. Details recorded in CWGC Register, MASKELL Jack, 198264 (RFR.PO/B/4202) RN HMS Victory. Son of William Maskell, of Hurstpierpoint - (Buried in Hurstpierpoint (South Avenue) Cemetery, Grave ref:- C.193 CWGC registered private headstone).

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MASKELL

Thomas

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ASKELL Thomas, who died 19 Jun 1917 age 33. “He died for his country” also his wife Kate, d. 2nd Nov 1953, age 69. The following details are recorded in the CWGC Register MASKELL Gnr Thomas, 90218. Clearing Office, Royal Garrison Artillery, formerly 182nd Siege Bty. 19 Jun 1917, age 34. Son of William & Annie Maskell , of Hurstpierpoint, Sussex; husband of Kate Wells (formerly Maskell), of 12, Manor Cottages, Hurstpierpoint, Sussex - (Buried in Hurstpierpoint (South Avenue) Cemetery, Grave ref: C.159 CWGC registered private headstone).

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MELLINFIELD

C B

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MEWETT

Walter

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MIGHELL

P

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MILLER

Charles L

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MITTEN

Ernest J

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NEWMAN

C F

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NICOLLS

D W L

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NIXON

L M

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NORMAN

George O

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PALMER

J G

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PARSONS

Ernest H

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PARSONS

William

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PAYNE

George Henry

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PAYNE, S/Serjt, George Henry, F/24086. “Q” Coy. Forage Depot, Army Service Corps. 24th Nov., 1918. Age 32. Son of James & Ross Payne, of Hurstpierpoint; husband of Ester Moore (formerly Payne), of 2, Gordon Villas, Cuckfield Rd., Hurstpierpiont, Sussex. ‘Until the day breaks and the shadow flee away’ - (Buried in Hurstpierpoint (South Avenue) Cemetery, Grave ref:- D1. CWGC headstone - his parents are buried in the grave in front).

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PAYNE

J A K

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PESKETT

John G

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PIDGLEY

Obadiah

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PIERCE

Albert

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PIERCE Albert, age 26, 1/6th Hants Regt. Wounded at Kut, died 7th Aug 1916, at Yarbaschi, Turkey. “Gone but not forgotten”. (Son of ?) of Frederick George d. 24th Jul 1940 age 77 & Isabella Pierce d. 9th May 1947 age 85. Inscription on Family or private grave in Hurstpierpoint (South Avenue) Cemetery.

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PILE

C J

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PIPER

Roger Alan

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PIPER, A.B. Roger Alan, H.M. Yacht "Mekong" Mercantile Marine Reserve. 12th March, 1916. - (Buried in Hurstpierpoint Old Cemetery, Grave ref:- CWGC headstone)

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PITT

Frederick B

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POOLE

D A

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POOLE

S G

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POTTER

H A

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PRING

H P D

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PRING

F R

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RANDELL

Arthur E

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REES

H A

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REEVES

H C

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ROBERTSON

F A

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ROE

C C

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SANGSTER

F C

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SAYERS

John

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SHATTOCK

M M

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SIDLEY

J W

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SMITH

Ernest

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SMITH

A C

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SPARSHOTT

George Ernest

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SPARSHOTT, Dvr. George Ernest, T4/038634, H.T. Royal Army Service Corps. Died of Phthisis 10th Sep 1920, age 30. Son of George and Lenda Sparshott; husband of Mary Sparshott of Caprone, Lewes, Sussex. “In ever loving memory from Mary his wife” - (Buried in Hurstpierpoint (South Avenue) Cemetery, Grave ref:- C.29 CWGC headstone).

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SPARSHOTT

William

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SQUIBB

Hubert A

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STARK

B G

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STENNING

Reginald A

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STEVENS

W

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STONIER

W J

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STRANACK

F G

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STRAUGHAN

T A

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STREET

T A

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STREET

Thomas

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STREET Thomas, Segt, Royal Sussex Regt., killed in action France, 31st Aug. 1916, age 22, “They will be done”. Son of Thomas d. 23.12.15, age 44 & Lillen Street. d. 20.12.35 Inscription on Family or private grave in Hurstpierpoint (South Avenue) Cemetery.

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STUART

C T

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TAMLEY

Walter F

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TAYLOR

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THICKE

F V

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THOMAS

W B O

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TOWNSHEND

D

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TURNER

R

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WAGNER

C H G

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WAKEFORD

E F

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WALKER

Hubert William

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WALKER, Hubert William Walker, Lt. RAF who was killed in action 23rd July 1918 age 24. Interred at Thorigny, France "Peace Perfect Peace". Inscription on Family or private grave in Hurstpierpoint (South Avenue) Cemetery.

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WEBB

H R

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WEEKS

Arthur Nelson Hampton

No further information currently available

In St Lawrence Chapel:

To the honour and loved memory of Captain Arthur Nelson Hampton Weeks M.C. Royal Sussex Regiment, eldest son of Arthur and Jessie Weeks, who after serving in Gallipoli and Palestine, fell in action at Ouchy Le Chateau, France, on July 29th 1918 age 29 years, this tablet is here placed.

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WESTMORLAND

C H

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WHITEHORNE COLE

L W A

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WHITMORE-SEARLE

B

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WIATT

C B

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WILKINSON

F

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WILLIS

R

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WILSON

Sydney

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WILTSHIRE

C R

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WINTER

Thomas

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WINTER Thomas, who died 2nd Jan 1919 age 25 “Peace perfect peace” The following details are recorded in the CWGC register WINTER, Pte. 20309, Machine Gun Corps (Inf.). Died 2nd Jan 1919 of wounds received in France, age 26. Son of Richard & Rosa Winter, of West Town Cottages, Hurstpierpoint Sussex - (Buried in Hurstpierpoint (South Avenue) Cemetery, Grave ref:- C.203 CWGC registered private headstone)

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WITHYHAM

Arthur G

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WOLSTENCROFT

W H B

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WOOD

John Sendall

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In the nave:

To the dear memory of John Wood, 2nd Lieut 44th Merward Infy I.A.R.O. age 27 years. Killed near Nasiriyah Mesopotamia on February 7th 1916. While gallantly covering the retirement of a portion of the Regt. When attacked on three sides by hostile Arabs. Nearly all his men fell with him.

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WOOD

Michael

No further information currently available

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WOOD

Thomas

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23 June 2004

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