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LINDFIELD WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Chris Comber 2004

Lindfield Parish Memorial stands in the churchyard of the parish church. The names for World War 1 and 2 are inscribed on the wall behind the memorial. There is a second Roll of Honour for World War 1 in the church.

Photographs Copyright © Chris Comber 2006

1914-1919

AYLING

Leslie Wallace
Private 703279, 1st/3rd Battalion The London Regiment. City of London Royal Fusiliers. 47th (London) Division Killed In Action at Cambrai on the 7th Dec 1917. Aged 24. Husband of Elizabeth Mary of Spring Cottages, Lyoth Lane, Lindfield Parents resident Catford, Enlisted Finsbury He was a battalion Lewis Gunner. Left a 13 month old child whom he would never see. Commemorated on The Cambrai Memorial MR. 17

BAKER

Jesse
Private 16891 2nd Battalion The Hampshire Regiment. 29th Division Died of wounds on 3rd July 1916 suffered on the first day of the Somme offensive. Aged 21. Born Lindfield Enlisted Reading Son of Jesse and Margaret of 17 West View, Lindfield Served in The Dardanelles and Egypt. Buried Gezaincourt Communal Cemetery Extension F. 169

BALDOCK

Charles
Private G 3258 Aged 20 9th Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment, 24th Division Killed In Action on the first day of the battle of Loos, 25th September 1915 Son of Edward and Annie of 15 West View, Lindfield Born Purley, Enlisted Lindfield. Brother of William (Drowned 21/8/15). Employed at 'The Star', Haywards Heath Commemorated on The Loos Memorial MR. 19

BALDOCK

William Newton
Driver 886 Aged 28 The Australian Army Service Corps Son of Edward and Annie of 15 West View, Lindfield Jumped overboard from the transport ship S. S. 'Port Lincoln' after becoming ill on Gallipoli and drowned on 21st August 1915 Emigrated to Australia in 1907 with his brother Harry. One of 4 brothers. Brother of Charles (KIA 25/9/15). Former Pupil of Lindfield School. Commemorated on Chatby Memorial, Alexandria, Egypt MR. 41

BLUNDEN

Walter James
Lance Sergeant 745607 Aged 24 116th Battalion The Canadian Infantry 3rd Canadian Division. 9th Brigade. Killed on Passchendale Ridge during the final stages of the Third battle of Ypres. 27th October 1917 Husband of Mrs A Blunden of 'The Three Furnaces' Inn, Madeley, Shropshire Son of Mr & Mrs Blunden of Eastern Road, Lindfield. Brother of Percy (KIA 7/10/16) Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres Belgium MR. 29

BLUNDEN

Percy Charles
Lance Corporal G 86 Aged 21 6th Battalion The East Kent Regiment. 12th Division Killed in action during the Somme offensive at Guedecourt 7th October 1916 Born Portfield, Enlisted Haywards Heath Son of Mr. & Mrs Blunden of Eastern Road, Lindfield, Brother of Walter (KIA 27/10/17). Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial MR. 21

BOURNE

William Edward
Private G. 1284 2nd Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division Killed In Action, during the defence of 'The Brickstacks' at Cuinchy near Festubert 27th January 1915 Born Slaugham. Enlisted Haywards Heath Husband of Mrs M Bourne of 6 Albert Cottages, Sunte Avenue, Lindfield An early volunteer. Buried Woburn Abbey Cemetery, Cuinchy F. 721

BURLONG

Edwin Charles
Private 46339 Aged 23 1st Battalion The Royal Fusiliers. 24th Division Killed in action on the first day of the Third Battle of Ypres 31st July 1917 Son of Henry and Eliza of Dens Cottages, Buckshalls, Lindfield Born Lindfield. Employed as a Baker by Mr T E Charman of The High Street. Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres Belgium. MR. 29

CAPLIN

Jack
Private L. 10030 Aged 18 2nd Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division Killed In Action at Aubers Ridge 9th May 1915 Born Lindfield. Enlisted Chichester Son of Thomas and Betty of 1 Prospect Place, Lewes Road, Lindfield – Later of 1 Black Hill Cottages. Lindfield School and Church Lads Brigade. Joined regulars in 1913, Wounded in the foot on The Marne in September 1914. His brother Harold was taken prisoner from HMS Crusader in the English Channel on the 8th of May 1915 Commemorated on The Le Touret Memorial MR. 22

CORMACK

Alfred Herbert
Company Sergeant Major 5460 Aged 37 1st Battalion The Border Regiment. 29th (Regular) Division Killed In Action near Thiepval 6th April 1916 Husband of Mrs H Cormack of Somerset Cottages, Lindfield Common 19 Years Service, in Burma, India, Egypt and Mudros. Veteran of The Boer War. Wounded in the Dardanelles. Arrived from Egypt on 17th March 1916. Born in Camberwell and enlisted in Kingston on Thames Became a Trench Casualty on the Somme front. Buried Auchonvillers Military Cemetery F. 35

FAWCETT

Edward Bartram
Captain 92nd Punjabi Regiment, Indian Army Killed in action during the operations to relieve General Townshend at Kut el Amara in Mesopotamia, 22nd April 1916 Son-in-law of Major Henry Graham-Taylor of 'Lyndcote' West Common, Lindfield. Well known in the village and played cricket locally. Commemorated on The Basra Memorial, Iraq. MR. 38

FITZMAURICE

Alexander L
The Camel Corps (Att) Aged 28 Died of disease in British Somaliland sometime in 1914. Son of Richard and Alexina of 'Everyndens', High Street, Lindfield Attached to The Camel Corps in British Somaliland at the time of his death, he was a Tropical Disease Specialist His father was the village doctor for many years, later retiring to Littlehampton. Brother of Richard (KIA 25/9/15) and Lindsay (KIA 18/11/16). Buried British Somaliland (?Somalia) Civilian Burial ?

FITZMAURICE

Lindsay
Captain. Aged 24 8th Battalion The Somerset Light Infantry 37th (New Army) Division Killed In Action in Ancre Valley 18th November 1916 during the final days of the Somme offensive 5th Son of Dr Richard and Mrs Alexina Fitzmaurice of 'Everyndens', High Street, Lindfield later of 29, St. Floras Road, Littlehampton. Brother of Richard (KIA 25/9/15) and Alexander (Died 1914). Previously wounded at Loos with the 21st Division. Buried Ancre British Cemetery, Beaumont Hamel. F. 339 Also commemorated on Littlehampton War Memorial.

FITZMAURICE

Richard
Private 3404 Aged 25 1st / 14th Battalion The London Regiment (The London Scottish) Killed In Action at the Battle of Loos 25th September 1915 Born Lindfield enlisted Blackheath Youngest son of Richard and Alexina Fitzmaurice of 'Everyndens' The High Street, Lindfield. Brother of Lindsey (KIA 18/11/16) and Alexander (Died 1914). Buried Dud Corner Cemetery, Loos F. 219 Also commemorated on Littlehampton War Memorial.

FORD

Charles Edward
Private G. 2390 Aged 31 8th Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment. 18th Division Killed in action at Bernafay Wood, Flers, Somme 14th July 1916 Husband of Mrs Daisy Ford of Crawley Born Lindfield Enlisted Horsham Son of Mrs Emily of 12 Albert Cottages, Sunte Avenue. He was employed as a Gardener and left 2 children. Served as a Pioneer with the 18th Division. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial MR. 21

FOX

Herbert William
Private G 19136 Aged 31 9th Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment. 24th Division Killed In Action 10th October 1918 during the final advance to the river Selle during the 2nd Battle of Cambrai. Born in Danehill and enlisted in Brighton. Nephew of Miss M Fox of 1 West View, Lewes Road, Lindfield Bur. St Aubert British Cemetery F. 270

GASTON

Frank
Private G 12151 Aged 30 16th Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment. 74th (Yeomanry) Division Died of wounds received when the 74th Division assaulted the Hindenburgh Line on the 18th September 1918 Husband of Mrs A S Gaston of 4 Frederick Cottages, Lewes Road, Lindfield, Born in Lindfield and enlisted in Haywards Heath Gardener at 'Finches'. Cousin of Harry (KIA 20/10/18). Buried Doingt Communal Cemetery Extension F. 194.

GASTON

Harry
Private 56209 Aged 29 13th BattalionThe Royal Welsh Fusiliers 38th (Welsh) Division Killed In Action 20th October 1918 during the Final Advance. Husband of Mrs Annie Gaston of 'The Cot' The High Street, Rottingdean Born Lindfield Enlisted Haywards Heath Son of Mr. & Mrs P. Gaston of 5 Frederick Cottages, Lewes Road, Lindfield. Cousin of Frank (DoW 18/9/18). Buried Cross Roads Cemetery Ref: F 521 Also recorded on Rottingdean War Memorial.

GORRINGE

John William Henry
Rifleman. C. 9853 Aged 18 20th Battalion Kings Royal Rifle Corps 3rd (Regular) Division Killed in action The Somme 18th July 1916 Born Haywards Heath Enlisted Woolwich Next of kin unknown Came home from Australia to enlist Served in The Pioneer Battalion of the 3rd Division. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial MR. 21

GRAHAM-TAYLER

Jervoise
Second Lieutenant Aged 22 2nd Battalion Leicestershire Regiment 2nd (Regular) Division Killed in action at Festubert 15th May 1915 Son of Major Henry Graham-Tayler of 'Lyndcote' (Chieveley), West Common, Lindfield. Former member of the Church lads brigade Educated at Winchester and New College, Oxford Major Henry Graham-Tayler was Commanding Officer in charge of Prisoners of War at Portsmouth. Buried Le Touret Military Cemetery Ref: F 727

GRUNDY

Rueben Henry
Private TF. 500131 Aged 24 Royal Army Medical Corps Died in France. 29th September 1918 Enlisted Brighton, December 1914 Son of Mrs L Willie of Sunte Avenue, Lindfield. Buried Grevillers British Cemetery F. 512

HILL

Reginald George
Private A 215 Aged 48 1st Battalion Canadian Infantry (Western Ontario) 1st Canadian Division. 1st Brigade. Killed in action at Hooge, Belgium 26th April 1916 during the First Battle of Ypres. Son of Capt E N Hill of 'Neilgherry' Sunte Avenue, Lindfield. Captain Hill was late of the 30th Regiment of Foot and a veteran of Sebastopol and the Crimean War. He was 81 years old in 1916. Private Hill had lived in Canada for 8 years. Buried Hooge Crater Cemetery, Belgium B. 112

HILL

Malcolm
Private 574. Aged 27 2nd City Of London Field Ambulance Royal Army Medical Corps, T. F. Died of wounds in Salonika, Greece on the 27th February 1917 Enlisted Lindfield in 1915. Son of Arthur William and Emma Ann of 'St Romolo' Sunte Avenue, Lindfield. Enlisted in Lindfield. Buried Salonika (Lambet Road) Military Cemetery, Greece GR 7

HILLMAN

Frederick George
Gunner 103665 Aged 25 13th Divisional Artillery. Royal Field Artillery Died Of Disease in Egypt 23rd October 1915 Husband of Mrs Fanny Hillman of Lyoth Lane, Lindfield later of 43a Mill Green Road, Haywards Heath Born in Lindfield and enlisted in Haywards Heath Employed as a Vanman for Messrs. Box. Buried Chatby War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt E. 6.

HOBDEN

George Herbert
Private F. 206 Aged 24 37th Battalion The Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) Died of wounds 4th November 1918 Born Lindfield Enlisted Holborn. Husband of Mrs Agnes Hobden of Chislehurst Road, Orpington, Kent. Son of Mr & Mrs H Hobden of 4 Alma Road, Lindfield. Also Orpington W. M. Buried Romeries Communal Cemetery Extension F. 206.

JEFFERY

John Henry
Lance Corporal 4163 Aged 39 9th Battalion Queens Royal Lancers Died from gas poisoning near Ypres. 24th May 1915 Born Lindfield Enlisted Cuckfield. Son of Mr. & Mrs. Henry Jeffery of Lewes Road, Lindfield (his mother was Esther Jeffery, Henry's first wife, who died in 1890; the Mrs Jeffery listed would be his stepmother). Sister Emily L of 27 Bedford Square, Brighton. Pupil of Lindfield School. Regular Soldier with 21 years service. Badly gassed fighting as infantry during the Second Battle of Ypres. Buried Hazebrouck Communal Cemetery F. 200

KING

Harry Arthur
Private L. 7952 Aged 31 2nd Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Killed In Action at Vendresse on The Marne 14th September 1914 Born in West Hoathly and enlisted in Woolwich. Husband of Alice Florence of Porters Cottage, Eastern Road, Lindfield. Remarried (Granger), resident of Philpot's Lodge, West Hoathly. Left children Aged 6 and 2. Employed by Mrs Savill at Kenwards Farm. Former regular soldier, serving in Crete and Malta recalled to the colours in 1914. Buried Chauny Communal Cemetery British Extension F. 1893

LAKER

William Charles Cuthbert
Private G. 15839 Aged 18 11th Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment 39th (New Army) Division Killed In Action near Sanctuary Wood, Ypres 25th January 1917 Born Lindfield Enlisted Horsham Son of Mr. & Mrs Laker of The Grocery Stores, Walstead. Buried Vlamertinghe Military Cemetery Belgium B. 4

LEDBURY

Joseph
Lance Corporal TF. 2759 Aged 29 1/4th Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment Died of Spotted Fever at home 1st February 1915 Born Barkham, Berkshire. Enlisted Haywards Heath Son of Mr & Mrs. H. A. Ledbury of Ball Hill, Woolton Hill, Newbury, Berkshire Buried Brighton Borough Cemetery, Bear Road

LEGGE

Reginald Charles
Lieutenant Aged 34 Machine Gun Corps (Heavy Branch) Tanks Died of wounds on the 16th September 1916 Son of Mr JV Legge of 'Greenwoods' High Beeches Lane, Lindfield Tank Commander. Captured during the first use of tanks at Flers on 15th September 1916. Died of his wounds the following day. Left estate valued at £2, 511. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial MR. 21

LEPPARD

Ernest
Private G. 5561 Aged 25 1st Battalion The Royal West Surrey Regiment 33rd (New Army) Division Killed In Action on the first day of the Third Battle of Ypres 31st July 1917 Born in Ardingly and enlisted in Guildford Resident of Cobham. Son of Mary Ann of 8 Albert Cottages, Sunte Avenue, Lindfield Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres Belgium MR. 29

LONGLEY

Leslie Gordon
Lieutenant Aged 22 19th Lancashire Fusiliers (Pioneer Battalion) 49th Division Killed In Action on The Somme 12th July 1916 Son of Mr Richard Longley of 'Ingleside' Sunte Avenue, Lindfield Brother of Richard (KIA 15/9/16). Wounded in May 1915 Educated at Belvedere School, Haywards Heath. Buried Bouzincourt Communal Cemetery Extension F. 296

LONGLEY

Richard Ferguson
Lance Sergeant. A. 326 DCM. Aged 22 7th Battalion The Kings Royal Rifle Corps. 14th (Light) Division Killed In Action during the battle of Flers/Courcelette on the 15th September 1916. Born in Croydon and enlisted in Guildford Son of Richard of 'Ingleside' Sunte Avenue, Lindfield Brother of Leslie (KIA 12/7/16). Resident of 'The Shanty' Portsmouth Lane, Lindfield. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial MR. 21

MANSBRIDGE

William
Private G. 1578 Aged 26 7th Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment 12th (New Army) Division Killed In Action during the battle of Cambrai, 20th November 1917 Born Cuckfield Enlisted Haywards Heath Next Of Kin unknown Resident of 2 Alma Cottages, Alma Road, Lindfield. Commemorated on The Cambrai Memorial MR. 17

MARKWICK

Harry George
Corporal G 77540 Aged 38 7th Battalion The Royal Fusiliers. 63rd Royal Naval Division Killed In Action during the battle of the Scarpe 27th August 1918. Husband of Caroline May of 5 Luxford Road, Lindfield Son of Henry and Elizabeth of Brighton. Born in Brighton. Formerly with 1/4th Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment. Assistant Schoolmaster at Lindfield School. Buried Beaulencourt British Cemetery F. 560 Also recorded on Brighton War Memorial.

NEWNHAM

Albert Victor
Private L 10100 Aged 20 2nd Battalion TheRoyal Sussex Regiment 1st (Regular) Division Wounded on the Aisne and died of his wounds in Paris on the16th October 1914 Son of Jesse and Elizabeth of 1 Laburnham Villas, Compton Road, Lindfield - later of 'Earlsmere', Compton Road. Born in Aldershot and enlisted in Chichester. Brother of John (KIA 31/5/16), Noel (KIA 9/7/17) and Jesse (Lance Corporal, who survived the war) Regular soldier. His nickname was 'Totty'. Buried City of Paris Cemetery, Pantin. F. 457

NEWNHAM

John Francis
Private 13608 Aged 19 Royal Marine Artillery. H. M. S. ‘Tiger’ 1st Battlecruiser Squadron, The Grand Fleet. Killed In Action at Jutland 31st May 1916 Son of Jesse and Elizabeth of 1 Laburnham Villas, Compton Road, Lindfield, later of 'Earlsmere', Compton Road. Father Recruiting Sergeant Jesse Newnham. Brother of Albert (DoW 16/10/14), Noel (KIA 9/7/17) and Jesse (Lance Corporal - Survived the war) Killed when a shell hit the trunk of 'B' turret of HMS 'Tiger' during the Battle of Jutland Buried at Sea. Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial MR. 3.

NEWNHAM

Noel Herbert
Bugler 14935 Aged 16 Royal Marine Artillery. H. M. S. ‘Vanguard’ 4th Battle Squadron The Grand Fleet. Lost when the dreadnought blew up in Scapa Flow 9th July 1917 Son of Jesse and Elizabeth Newnham of 1 Laburnham Villas, Compton Road, Lindfield - later of 'Earlsmere', Compton Road Brother of Albert (D. O. W. 16/10/14), John (K. I. A. 31/May/16) and Jesse (Lance Corporal, who survived the war. Member of Lindfield Parish Church Choir. Boy Scout. Employed by Mr. Driver, Fishmonger and Poulterer of Lindfield High Street. Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial. Southsea MR. 3.

NYE

Albert
Private 477678 Aged 29 Royal Canadian Regiment 7th Brigade. 3rd Canadian Division Killed in action in an attack by the Regiment in the Hooge Sector, Ypres 2nd June 1916 Son of Mr John Nye of 8 West View, Lewes Road, Lindfield Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres Belgium MR. 29 (Canadian Section)

ORAM

Frederick Charles
Private 4735 Aged 22 34th Battalion The Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) Killed In Action during the German Spring Offensive in the Ypres Sector 10th April 1918 Son of Mr & Mrs H Oram of 4, Albert Cottages, Sunte Avenue, Lindfield Born in Lindfield and enlisted in Margate, Kent. Employee of the Post Office. Commemorated on The Ploegsteert Memorial MR 32

PAINE

Harold Godfrey
Bombardier 14729 Aged 19 'D' Battery, 58th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery 15th (Scottish) Division Killed in action in the final stages of The Somme Offensive during The Battle of The Ancre, 2nd November 1916 Born in Hailsham and enlisted in Haywards Heath Son of Mr. & Ms G. E Paine of Sunte Avenue, Lindfield, later of Uckfield. Former pupil of Lindfield School. Buried Courcelette British Cemetery F. 280

PRANKLIN

Thomas
Private TF 1239 Aged 23 1/4th Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment. 53rd (Welsh) Division. Son of Joseph Hickman and Mary Pranklin of May Villa, Lindfield Killed in action on the second day of the Suvla Bay landings, Gallipoli 10th August 1915 Born in Lindfield and enlisted in Haywards Heath Territorial. Parents kept the shoe shop in the High Street. Commemorated on The Helles Memorial, Gallipoli MR. 4.

PRIDEAUX, MC

Geoffrey Arthur
Captain Aged 25 1st Battalion The Somerset Light Infantry. 11th Brigade, 4th Division Killed in action near Peronne 19th January 1917. Son of Arthur Robert and Louisa Charlotte of 13 Talbot Square, London Educated at Eton. Name recorded on Eton College Roll of Honour. Resident of Spring Cottage, Spring Lane, Lindfield. Brigade Major. Twice wounded and mentioned in dispatches. Buried Hem Farm Military Cemetery F. 624

PULLEN

Arthur
Private L. 9840 Aged 19 2nd Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st (Regular) Division Killed in action near Vendresse during the battle of The Marne 14th September 1914. Born in Plumstead and enlisted in Brighton. Son of Mr James Pullen of South Lodge, 'Finches', Lindfield Father was Head Gardener to Mr. Walter Savill. Name also recorded in Woolwich Book of Remembrance, in Woolwich War Memorial Hospital, Shooters Hill. Buried Vendresse British Cemetery F. 1329

RICE

Arthur
Private G. 1297 Aged 27 2nd Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st (Regular) Division Killed in action on the first day of the battle of Loos, 25th September 1915 Son of George and Alice of 5 Graham Cottages, Spring Lane, Lindfield Pupil of Lindfield School, Employed by Mr. Broadbridge, Lindfield High Street Early volunteer. Born in Lindfield and enlisted in Haywards Heath Commemorated on The Loos Memorial MR. 19

SAVILL

Frank Ewart
2nd Lieutenant 9th Queens Royal Lancers 2nd Cavalry Brigade. Wounded in Flanders and died at Tidworth Camp 9th February 1916 Son of Mr. & Mrs Walter Savill of Finches, Lindfield Resident of Chantmarle Manor, Cattistock, Cerne District, Dorset. Left estate valued at £61, 893. Attached to 7th reserve Cavalry at the time of his death, He died after an operation. Commemorated by the Savill Memorial Hall, Cattistock, Dorset. Cattistock Parish Churchyard War Memorial Buried in Cattistock (St Peter & St Paul) Churchyard, Dorset

SCUTT

Harry Charles
Able Seaman SS 5986 Aged 21 Royal Navy HMS 'Barham' 4th Battle Squadron The Grand Fleet Died Of Septicaemia at Haslar Royal Naval Hospital 31st January 1917 Son of James and Isabella Scutt, Coal Merchant, of The High Street, Lindfield Employed as a gardener at Borde Hill. Joined The Royal Navy in 1915, Served at The Battle of Jutland DamAged his hand in an accident and died of blood poisoning. Buried Haslar Royal Naval Cemetery, Portsmouth, Hampshire

SMITH

Sidney Frederick
Gunner RMA/1779 Aged 24 Royal Marine Artillery. Howitzer Brigade. 63rd Royal Naval Division Killed In Action in theYpres Salient on the 28th September 1918 Son of Mr. & Mrs. F. W. Smith of Lewes Road, Lindfield Local Insurance agent. Buried Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium. B. 11

SPEER

Alfred Frederick
Captain Died of Disease in a London Nursing Home 8th December 1917 Resident of Nether Walstead, Lindfield. Next of Kin unknown. Place of burial unknown.

SPIERS

Harold Alfred
Boy 1st Class T/23568 Aged 17 Royal Navy HMS 'Hawke' Lost when the Cruiser was torpedoed on the 15th October 1914 The Cruiser HMS Hawke was torpedoed in the North Sea by U. 9, (Captain Otto Weddigen, ) which also sank 'Aboukir', 'Cressy' and 'Hogue' on 22nd September 1914. HMS Hawke lost 524 men out of a ship's company of 545. Son of Henry Thomas and Mary Spiers of Victoria Terrace, Lindfield Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial Southsea MR. 3.

SPRINGHAM

Arthur
Private DM2/179044 Aged 39 M. T. Company 33rd Motor Ambulance, The Royal Army Service Corps Died in Mesopotamia 4th November 1917 Born in Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire and enlisted in Brighton. His wife later remarried and resided in Harlow. Gardener to the Rt Hon Sir ? Fleetwood-Edwards of The Manor House, The High Street, Lindfield. Resident of The Manor House Cottage, came to Lindfield in 1907. Buried Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery, Iraq 8.

TOWNSHEND

Ernest Richard
Private 86. Aged 36 16th Battalion The Australian Infantry. A. N. Z. A. C. Killed in action on Gallipoli 2nd May 1915 Son of Henry and Esther Townshend of Beckworth Lodge, Lindfield Emigrated to Australia, Fruit Farmer for several years. Commemorated on The Lone Pine Australian Memorial, Gallipoli Ga. 7

TWISS

Guy Kemble
Lieutenant Aged 28 Royal Navy. HMS 'Tartar' Dover Destroyer Flotilla’s Killed in action when the Destroyer was mined off Dover on the 17th June 1917 Son of Vice Admiral & Mrs Guy Ouchterlony of Lindfield House, Lindfield Educated at Eastbourne College and Britannia College, Dartmouth Brought home and buried privately in Lindfield. Buried Walstead Cemetery

VENN

William E
Private 7441 Aged 37 4th (Royal Irish) Dragoon Guards Killed In Action fighting as dismounted cavalry during the 2nd Battle of Ypres 13th May 1915 Son of Thomas and Eliza of 3 Pond Croft Cottages, Lindfield Regular cavalryman with 15 years service. South African veteran. Born in Lindfield and enlisted in Haywards Heath Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres. Belgium MR. 29

WALLER

Reginald Rudolph
Guardsman 20913 Aged 20 The Coldstream Guards. The Guards Division Killed in action 27th August 1918 Son of Mr. & Mrs William Waller of Fountain Cottages, Ardingly Road, Lindfield. Killed during an attack on the Hindenburgh Line Born Haywards Heath Enlisted Brighton. Buried Mory Street Military Cemetery F. 615

WEATHERBY

Thomas
Captain Aged 20 9th Battalion The Duke Of Wellington's Regiment Died of wounds at home 8th May 1915 Son of Mr. & Mrs Charles Thomas Weatherby of Barrington House, Lindfield Educated at Winchester. Member of Lindfield Cricket Team. Died at Alexandria Military Hospital, Cosham, Hampshire. Attached to another Battalion when wounded as 9th D. O. W. did not reach France until July 1915. Brought home and buried privately. Buried Walstead Cemetery. Lindfield.

WHALL

Joseph Albert
Private TF 1665 Aged 19 1/4th Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment. 53rd Welsh Division Killed in action at Suvla Bay 26th August 1915 Son of Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Whall of The High Street, Lindfield Father was a hairdresser. Born in Lindfield and enlisted in Haywards Heath Pupil of Lindfield School, Employed by Mr. Mellor Brown in the gardens at Beckworth Joined the Territorials in 1913. Buried Green Hill Cemetery, Suvla Bay, Gallipoli GAL. 5

WILLEY

George Alfred
Private G. 3596 Aged 30 9th Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment. 24th Division. Killed in action at Loos, 25th September 1915 Son of Alfred and Elizabeth of South Lodge, Paxhill Park, Lindfield Born in Lindfield and enlisted in Haywards Heath Commemorated Loos Memorial MR. 19

WILMSHURST

Luther Samuel John
Private G.24547 Aged 21 7th Battalion Royal West Surrey Regiment. 18th Division. Taken prisoner and died of tuberculosis in captivity in Germany on the 18th July 1917 Son of Luther Samuel and Annie Elizabeth Wilmshurst of 1, Fountain Cottages, Ardingly Road, Lindfield. Born in Buxted. Enlisted in Haywards Heath Formerly with The Royal Sussex Regiment ( G 9583. ). Buried Berlin South Western Cemetery, Stahnsdorf, Germany. Ger 4

WINN

Wilfred
Private 60515 Aged 30 The Labour Corps Badly Gassed and died in hospital from the effects. 26th May. 1918 Son of Thomas and Marian Winn of Walstead Cottages, Walstead, Lindfield Born in Lindfield and enlisted in Haywards Heath Formerly 31490 The Royal Fusiliers. Brought home and buried privately Buried Walstead Cemetery

WOOD

Ernest
Private G 8449 1st Battalion Royal West Surrey Regiment 33rd Division. Killed in action on the Somme 3rd November 1916 Born in Danehill. Resident Raynes Park. Husband of Mrs E Wood of Raynes Park, London. Son of Mr and Mrs Thomas Arthur of The High Street, Lindfield. Killed during the Battle Of Ancre at the close of The Somme Offensive. Name added to the memorial inside the church in 1922 but not outside. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial MR. 21

YOUNG, MM

Arthur D
Sergeant G. 1483 Aged 24 2nd Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st (Regular) Division Killed in action during the attack on Ginchy and Lueze Wood on the 9th September 1916. Born in Hurstpierpoint and enlisted in Haywards Heath Next of kin unknown. EngAged to Florence Grace Rawling of Lindfield, who never married. Employed by Charlesworth Orchids. Not included on the War Memorial but both buried in Walstead Cemetery. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial. MR. 21

WINN

William John
Corporal 21319 Aged 51 2nd Garrison Battalion The Norfolk Regiment Died of influenza at home on the 27th May 1919 Husband of Mrs Alice Winn of 1, South Malling Cottages, Lewes Road, Lindfield Son of Richard and Hetty Winn. Joined The Royal Sussex Regiment in 1884, Serving in India and Egypt. Discharged in 1897. Rejoined in 1914. Served in India with The Norfolk Regiment, Garrison Battalion. Discharged in 1917. Bandsman with Haywards Heath Town Band Buried in Walstead Cemetery but omitted from the church War Memorials. Has a Commonwealth War Graves Headstone. Buried Walstead Cemetery Lindfield.

TINGLEY

Harold Leon
Private G. 2414 Aged 25 8th Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment. 18th Division Divisional Pioneer Battalion. Died Of Influenza in Haywards Heath Cottage Hospital 3rd September 1919 Enlisted August 1914. Served for four years on the Western Front. Husband of Mrs Emily Tingley of Carmel Lodge, Scaynes Hill, later of 3 Eastern Cottages, LindfieldBuried in Walstead Cemetery but sadly omitted from the church War Memorials. Buried Walstead Cemetery. Lindfield.

1939 - 1945

AHERN

Patrick
Sergeant. EX/1251 Royal Marines. No. 45 Royal Marine Commando Killed in action during the crossing of the river Roer near Sittard in Holland 25th January 1945 Aged 31 Son of John & Margaret Ahern of Hickmans Lane, Lindfield. Husband of Margaret Ahern of Burley, Hampshire. Buried Sittard War Cemetery, Limburg, Holland

BANNATYNE

Patrick Gerald Douglas
Private 6477553 2nd Battalion The Essex Regiment. Killed in action during the crossing of the Albert Canal 26th October 1944. Aged 23. Son of Sir Robert Reid Bannatyne Kt., C. B., and Lady Bannatyne of Lindfield. Buried Geel War Cemetery, Geel, Antwerp, Belgium.

BEALES

Frank Douglas
Lieutenant (A) Royal Navy. H. M. S. “Illustrious” Fleet Air Arm. Lost when the Aircraft Carrier was badly damaged by air attack in the Mediterranean on the 10th January 1941. Aged 23 Son of Frank Edward & Violet Patience Beales. Husband of Bettie Beales of Headington, Oxfordshire. Commemorated on The Lee on Solent Fleet Air Arm Memorial, Hampshire

BEDFORD

Frank Reginald
Pilot Officer 169914 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Died in the military wing of Harrogate General Hospital on the 7th March 1944 Aged 33. Son of Reginald Elizabeth Bedford Husband of Constance Louise Katherine Wilhelmina Bedford, of Lindfield. Buried Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery, Yorkshire.

BIGLAND

John Bigland Tulk-Hart Bigland
Flying Officer 67266 (Navigator) Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 69 Squadron. Flying from Northolt on night operations in a Wellington GR X111 over France. One of two aircraft which failed to return on 8th August 1944 Son of Thomas & Madeline Blanche Tulk-Hart. Husband of Mrs Pauline Bigland of Blackbarrow, Lancashire. Aged 34. Buried Breel Churchyard, Orne, France.

BOYES

Wlfred Hayden
Gunner 903147 3rd Heavy Anti Aircraft Battery, Royal Artillery. Taken prisoner at Singapore and died in captivity in Thailand on 9th July 1943 Son of Herbert & Josephine Boyes of Lewes Road, Lindfield. Aged 22. Buried Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand

BRAY

Frederick Henry
Ordinary Seaman P/JX/328262 Royal Navy. H. M. S. “Fidelity” Special Service Vessel. (Decoy ship) Lost when the ship was torpedoed and sunk by U. 435 off the Azores on the night of the 31st December /1st January 1943 No next of kin details. Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea.

BROOKS

Herbert Gordon
Sergeant 1023964 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Wireless operator/Air Gunner. Died 27th February 1943 Aged 28 Son of Thomas & Helen Mary Brooks of Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Buried Campbletown Cemetery, Kilkerran, Argyllshire, Scotland

BURLONG

Frederick William
Private, 6092988 2/5th Battalion The Royal West Surrey Regiment Lost during the evacuation of Dunkirk on the 21st May 1940 Aged 21 Son of John & Edith Burlong of Lindfield. Commemorated on The Dunkirk Memorial

CLARKE

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Unidentified to date

COMBER

William Edward
Flight Lieutenant. 81261. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 680 Squadron, Middle East Air Force. (Photo Reconnaissance) Died 10th December 1943 Aged 38 Son of William Tully and Emma Comber of Lindfield. Buried In The Heliopolis War Cemetery, Egypt

DAWES

Thomas Leslie
Sergeant. 1397164 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Navigator/Wireless Operator 46 Squadron. (Beaufighters) Middle East Air Force. Killed in action over Rhodes, 7th June 1944 Son of Thomas Charles & Ethel Elizabeth Dawes of Lindfield. Buried Rhodes War Cemetery, Greece.

DORRELL

Kenneth John
Lieutenant Royal Navy, H. M. S. “Grampus. “ Lost when the submarine was sunk by the Italian torpedo boats ‘Circe’ and CL. 10 off Augusta, Sicily on the 24th June 1940. Son of William John Dorrell O. B. E. and Clara Gertrude Dorrell of Hove. Aged 24 Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea. MR, 3,

FARNCOMBE

David Alan
Signalman. 2389387 Royal Corps of Signals 15th Divisional Signals. Killed in action in Normandy 24th July 1944 Aged 21 Son of William George and Edith Nellie Farncombe of Lindfield. Buried Bayeux War Cemetery, Calvados, Normandy, France.

GADD

John Leslie
Private, 11421738 6th Battalion The Lincolnshire Regiment Killed in action in Italy near Montecchio 1st September 1944. Buried Montecchio War Cemetery, Italy

HARPER

Leslie Kenneth
Sub Lieutenant. Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, Fleet Air Arm. Killed in action in the Western Desert on the 15th September 1941. Aged 23. Son of Leslie Franklin Thomas Harper and Clarice Monica Harper of Hove. Buried Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery, Egypt.

HEASMAN

Reginald Percy
Leading Aircraftman 934253 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died in Iraq on the 5th June 1945 Aged 40 Son of Charles & Rose Heasman. Husband of Edith Emily Heasman of Lindfield. Buried Mosul War Cemetery, Iraq.

HUDDART

John Symons
Lieutenant. Royal Navy. H. M. S. “Triumph’ Lost with the submarine in the Aegean Sea, cause unknown 20th January 1942 Aged 31 Son of George & Clare Huddart of Lindfield. Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea.

JOURDAIN, (MC)

Edward Percy Reid
Second Lieutenant 79264. 1/4th Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment Taken prisoner during the retreat to Dunkirk and died in captivity in Belgium, 15th June 1940 Aged 25. Son of Henry James & Helen Beryl Jourdain of Lindfield. B. A. (Hons. (Oxford) Trinity College. Buried Ghent City Cemetery, Oost Vlaanderen, Belgium.

KING

Ronald Walter
Aircraftman 1st Class 925805 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 49 Bomber Squadron. (Hampdens) Died 10th November 1940 Aged 19. Buried at home. Son of William John & Gertrude Alice King of Haywards Heath Buried Lindfield Rural (Walstead) Cemetery.

MANKLOW

Ronald Ernest
Private 6094046 2/7th Battalion The Royal West Surrey Regiment Died at home 6th February 1940 Son of Ernest & Mabel Manklow of Lindfield. Buried Lindfield Rural (Walstead) Cemetery

MASSY-DAWSON

Dennis Staunton
Lieutenant. Royal Navy. H.M.S. “Seahorse” Lost when the submarine was sunk by German minesweepers off The Heligoland Bight 7th January 1940. Aged 30. Born 6 December 1909. Only son of the late Charles Godfrey Massy Dawson & Wilhelmina Geraldine nee Haughton, of “The Manor House”, Lindfield, and husband of Jean Mary nee Hamilton-Campbell, later Ackery. Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea.

MILLS

Ernest
Corporal T/132669 Royal Army Service Corps. Died on active service in Italy 25th August 1944 Aged 42 Son of Arthur & Jessie Mills. Husband of Florence Mills of Walstead Manor, Lindfield. Buried Florence War Cemetery, Italy.

NEWNHAM

Harold Percy
Steward Merchant Navy S. S. “ Ceramic” (Southampton) Lost with 655 others, including 92 women and children when the Liner was torpedoed by U515 off the Azores 7/8th December 1942 The U Boat Commander Walter Henke was later taken prisoner by the Americans, and was shot and killed trying to escape from a prison camp In the United States. Son of Elizabeth & Jesse Newnham of Compton Road Lindfield. His three Brothers were lost in the First War. Age 39. Commemorated on The Tower Hill Memorial, London.

PEARCE

Frederick Percy
Corporal 5344945 10th Battalion The Royal Berkshire Regiment. 5th Army Killed in action in Italy during the crossing of the Garigliano on the 19th January 1944 Aged 23 Son of William Robert & Emily Jane Pearce of Lindfield. Buried Minturno War Cemetery, Italy.

PENNY

Peter
Able Seaman C/JX. 312052 H. M. S. “Pembroke” Died at home in Chatham Barracks 14th January 1945 Aged 22 Son of Willian Charles & Mary Anne Penny of Lindfield. Buried Gillingham (Woodlands) Cemetery.

PORTER

Kenneth Leslie
Pilot Officer 158699 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 9 Bomber Squadron (Lancasters) Died on active service 28th March 1944 Aged 20. Buried at home. Son of Philip Alfred & Eva Porter of Worcester Park.. Buried Sutton & Cheam (Cuddington) Cemetery, Surrey.

PRODGER

Albert Victor
Driver 2346257 Royal Corps of Signals. Att. 3rd Indian Corps, Malaya Taken prisoner by the Japanese in Malaya and died or was murdered by them in captivity on the 30th November 1943 Aged 23 Son of Thomas & Evaline Hilda Prodger of Lewes. Lindfield connection, unknown. Buried Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand

ROWLEY, DSO

John William Horsley
Lieutenant Colonel. Commanding Officer of North Shore (New Brunswick) Regiment Canadian Infantry. Killed in action in Holland 26th March 1945 aged 33. Son of William Horsley & Elisa Wildman Rowley of Ottawa,Canada. Husband of Audrey Fellows Rowley of`` Carfax`` West Common, Lindfield. Buried in Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery.

STURDY

Michael Vyse
Lieutenant Royal Navy. H. M. S. “Kelly” Lost when the destroyer was dive bombed and sunk south of Crete 23rd May 1941 Aged 25 Son of Edward & Katherine Sturdy of Chichester. Commemorated on The Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent.

TANNER

Harold Henry John
Corporal 6398405 1/7th Battalion The Royal Warwickshire Regiment Killed in action near Caen, in Normandy on the 30th July 1944. Buried Fontenay-Le-Pesnel War Cemetery, Tessel, Normandy

TAYLER

Skipwith Edward
Lieutenant Colonel AI/849 C/O. 3/18th Battalion Royal Garhwal Rifles Indian Army. 5th Indian Division. Killed in action during the attack on Italian fortifications around Keren in Eritrea 17th March 1941 Aged 42 Son of Henry & Helen Dorothea Graham Tayler of ‘Chieveley” Lindfield. Husband of Freda Fortescue Tayler of Brenchley, Kent. Brother killed in 1915. Buried Keren War Cemetery, Eritrea.

WINN

Gordon
Leading Seaman LT/JX. 184486 Royal Naval Patrol Service H. M. Drifter “ Boy Andrew” Lost off the East Coast, 9th November 1941 Son of Mrs Violet Mary Winn of Lindfield. Age 21 Commemorated on The Lowestoft Naval Memorial, Suffolk.

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