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LITTLE COMMON, SUSSEX - Roll of Honour

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Transcribed Janet Graves, researched Martin Edwards & Chris Comber 2004

There are two memorials for Little Common, one for the village and the other for the aprish church St Mark's. The names on both memorials are the same.

Photographs Copyright © Janet Graves 2004

Village memorial

LITTLE COMMON
1920

IN PROUD AND GRATEFUL MEMORY OF
THE MEN AND WOMEN OF LITTLE COMMON
WHO GAVE THEIR
LIVES IN THE FIGHT FOR FREEDOM

1914 – 1918
OUR GLORIOUS DEAD

Church memorial

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
THE BELL OF THIS CHURCH
IS GIVEN IN GRATEFUL MEMORY
OF THE MEN OF THIS PARISH
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR
GOD, KING AND COUNTRY IN
1914 – 1918

THEIR REWARD IS WITH THE LORD
AND THE CARE OF THEM IS
WITH THE MOST HIGH

ARNOLD T A D
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BLACKMAN Charles William
Sergeant 8455, 2nd Battalion, The Rifle Brigade. 8th Division. Killed in action on the Somme 4 August 1916. Aged 34. Born in St. Leonards Sussex and enlisted in Hastings. Son of Thomas & Anne Blackman of St. Leonards. Husband of Mrs Harriett Elizabeth Blackman of Sprays Cottages Church Path Ninfield. Buried in Vermelles British Cemetery F. 423 - See also Bexhill-on-Sea
COVENTRY L C
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EVANS B
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EVANS Vernon Arthur Martin

Trimmer 606961, H.M.S. Stephen Furness, Mercantile Marine Reserve, Royal Navy. Died 13th December 1917. Age 25. Son of Mr. and Mrs. William Evans, of Dulwich, London; husband of Emily Evans, of 51, Shenley Rd., Camberwell, London. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 25. - See also Bexhill-on-Sea

Note: H.M.S. "Stephen Furness" was built at West Hartlepool in 1910. 1712 gross tonnage. Owned by the Tyne-Tees Shipping Co. Ltd., King Street, Newcastle upon Tyne. Ship No.34 129,753. Type: Auxiliaries - Armed Boarding. Sunk by submarine UB64 in Irish Sea, west of the Isle of Man; six officers and 95 men lost 13rd December 1917.

FREEMAN Albert Henry
Corporal 3313, 9th Battalion, The Rifle Brigade 14th Division Killed in action near Ypres 9 August 1915. Aged 28. Son of Mr & Mrs Freeman of 2 Railway Cottages Cooden Bexhill. Born in Bexhill and enlisted in Hastings. Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial Ypres Belgium. MR. 29 - See also Bexhill-on-Sea
FROST Frederick
Gunner 93109, 155th Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killled in action 8th February 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Buxted, Sussex, enlisted Bexhill. Buried in GUARDS' CEMETERY, LESBOEUFS, Somme, France. Grave XII. D. 2. - See also Bexhill-on-Sea
GILHAM Frederick Stephen Michael
Sergeant GS.127, 7th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 12th Division. Wounded in action during "The Battle of the craters" in the Hohenzollern Redoubt and died on the 4 March 1916. Aged 25. Son of Stephen & Ellen Gillham of Peach Cottage Little Common. Born in Little Common and enlisted in Bexhill. Special Reservist. Buried in Bethune Town Cemetery F. 80 - See also Bexhill-on-Sea
GOODWIN Harold Desborough
[H D Goodwin on Bexhill-on-Sea Memorial] Lieutenant, 16th Battalion, The Middlesex Regiment. 33rd. Division Killed in action on the Somme 1 July 1916. Aged 25. Son of Albert & Alice Goodwin Buried in Hawthorn Ridge Cemetery No. 1 Auchonvillers. F. 1500 - See also Bexhill-on-Sea
HAMMOND E
[E C Hammond on Bexhill-on-Sea Memorial] Private, Royal Fusiliers.
HAWKINS Bert H

HMS Formidable[Spelt HAWKINGS on Bexhill-on-Sea Memorial and CWGC] Ordinary Seaman SS/4984, H.M.S. Formidable, Royal. Died 1st January 1915. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 10. - See also Bexhill-on-Sea

Note: HMS "Formidable" sunk by torpedo from German submarine U24 off Portland Bill, in the English Channel, on 1st January 1915. Formidable battleship, 15,000 tons. Launched 17th November 1898, Portsmouth. Heaviest gun, 12 in, 50 tons.

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HEMMINGS Edward George
[Spelt HEMMING on Bexhill-on-Sea Memorial] Private 36539, 11th Battalion, The East Yorkshire Regiment, 31st. Division. Killed in action at Arras 3 May 1917. Aged 20. Son of Mr & Mrs W. I. Hemming of Colvin Cottages Meads Road Little Common Bexhill. Born in West Ewell Surrey and enlisted in Whitehall. Formerly 11420 A. C. C. Commemorated on The Arras Memorial MR. 20 - See also Bexhill-on-Sea
JAMES Edward
Company Sergeant Major SD.3790, 13th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Died of wounds at home 7th July 1916. Husband of Mrs Jane James of 108, Windsor Road, Bexhill. Born in Sandhurst, Kent and enlisted in Hastings. Veteran of The Sudan and the South African War. Buried in Chichester Cemetery. - See also Bexhill-on-Sea
JAMES Frank
Sergeant L.4737, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Killed in action near Klein Zillebeke near Ypres 8th November 1914. Born in Sandhurst ,Kent and enlisted in Tunbridge Wells. Regular Soldier. Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial,Ypres, Belgium MR.29 - See also Bexhill-on-Sea
MARSDEN Albert Marmaduke
Private G.11909, 7th Battalion, The Royal West Kent Regiment. 18th Division. Killed in action at Arras 3 May 1917. Born in Bexhill and enlisted in Tonbridge Kent. Next of kin Welling Kent. Commemorated on The Arras Memorial MR. 20 - See also Bexhill-on-Sea
MAYER E D N
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MOTT J
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MORTON J [J]
Private, County And City Of London. - See also Bexhill-on-Sea
RANSOME A G
[Spelt RANSOM on Little Common] Private, Surrey Yoemanry, Calvary - See also Bexhill-on-Sea
RANSOME T H
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SHONE G B
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SOUTHGATE R W
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SPRAY Ernest
Private 34988, 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 24th April 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 31. Born, resident and enlisted Bexhill-on-Sea. Son of Nelson and Elisabeth Spray, of Collington Lane, Little Common, Bexhill-on-Sea; husband of Mabel Spray, of 20, Sidley St., Sidley, Bexhill-on-Sea. Formerly 31271, Suffolk Regiment. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7. - See also Bexhill-on-Sea
TAYLOR Gilbert Charles
Private 26289, 5th Battalion, The Wiltshire Regiment. 13th Division. Killed in action in Mesopotamia 11 January 1917. Born in Wimbledon and enlisted in Hastings. Resident of Bexhill. Formerly with the Royal Field Artillery. Buried in Amara War Cemetery Iraq. 5. - See also Bexhill-on-Sea
UNSTEAD L
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VENESS William Sidney
Private 60730, 8th Battalion, The Royal Fusiliers. 12th Division. Killed in action at Arras 3 May 1917. Born Bodle Street Green and enlisted in Eastbourne. Resident of Bexhill Commemorated on The Arras Memorial MR. 20 - See also Bexhill-on-Sea
WHALEY Oswald Stanley
Second Lieutenant, 10th Battalion, The Hampshire Regiment. 10th (Irish) Division. Killed in action near Anzac Cove 10 August 1915. Aged 25. Son of The Rev. & Mrs Oswald Whaley of 32 Sutherland Avenue Bexhill. B. A. Christs College Cambridge. Commemorated on The Cape Helles Memorial Gallipoli Turkey. MR. 4. - See also Bexhill-on-Sea
WHATELEY S
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WOOD H O
Gunner. Died at Ypres 1916.
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ARMSTRONG J
Private 13343, Royal Lancaster Regiment. Died 1st January 1915, Age 29.
SWAINSON Andrew Nevill
Lieutenant in Command, H.M.S. Flint. Accident drowned off Pevenesey Sluice. {Date illegible) Age 27.
1939 – 1945
AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN AND IN THE
MORNING WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.
AITCHISON C W
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AITCHISON H G
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BELL E
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BRYANT C
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BOASE R B O
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CASH-READ P A
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CLARKE R W H
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DEEPROSE P E
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FORD H C
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GILLHAM P W R
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HOWARD J
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KEMP N M
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McCAULAY F
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MEATYARD R
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MITTEN D R
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NICHOLS, (?G) A F C
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NORRIS A G
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ROLLINSON J O
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SELLWOOD H
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Buried/Commemorated locally but not on memorial
DICKS E A
Sub-Lieutenant, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Killed in action at sea 27th July 1940. Aged 29.

Individual Panels within St Mark's Church


WE THANK GOD FOR
BRIGADIER GENERAL
CLIVE C. PRITCHARD
C.M.G., D.S.O.
CHURCHWARDEN OF THIS
PARISH FOR 22 YEARS
1923 – 1947


TO THE GLORY OF GOD
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ARTHUR HOWARD
WHO DIED OF WOUNDS
RECEIVED IN THE
GREAT WAR.

Gravestone within the churchyard


ARTHUR HOWARD
BORN MAY 1885
DIED SEPTEMBER 1923
FROM WOUNDS RECIEVED IN
ACTION ON THE SOMME 1917


TO THE DEAR MEMORY OF
ENG. REAR ADMIRAL
PERCIVAL RICHARD THOMAS BROWN
24TH MAY 1931 AGED 60


IN LOVING MEMORY OF
CHARLES ROBERTSON ELLIOTT WHEATLEY
LIEUTENANT-COLONEL ROYAL ARTILLERY
BORN AUGUST 24TH 1851 DIED JANUARY 5TH 1913
“HE DID THE RIGHT AS RIGHT HE KNEW
UNTIL HE WENT TO REST.”


IN LOVING MEMORY OF
MAJOR JAMES HUGH GWYNNE
LATE ROYAL WELCH FUSILIERS
WHO DIED 5TH MARCH 1910 AGED 47 YEARS

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
WILLIAM MELVILLE LANE
LIEUTENANT
BOMBAY STAFF CORPS
SON OF H. S. LANE ESQ.
OF BROAD OAK IN THIS PARISH
DIED 9TH JUNE 1865 AGED 34 YEARS


SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
HENRY SNAITH LANE ESQ.
LATE OF THE BENGAL CIVIL SERVICE
AND BROAK OAK IN THIS PARISH
SON OF HENRY POYNTZ LANE ESQ
LATE OF BROADWATER, SUSSEX
AND ALRESFORD, HANTS.
DIED 13TH OCTOBER 1865 AGED 65 YEARS & 5 MONTHS

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ALURED THOMAS LANE
MUCH LOVED SON OF
H. S. LANE ESQ
WHO WAS BORN AT CALCUTTA
EAST INDIES 9TH AUGUST 1843
AND DEPARTED THIS LIFE AT BROAD OAK
IN THIS PARISH 13TH JULY 1862

4 July 2004

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