HORSTED WAR MEMORIAL
War 1 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Chris Comber 2011
Little Horsted War Memorial is to be found in the gounds of St Michael
and All Angels Church, Little Hiorsted, and takes the form of a wooden
shrine standing in the churchyard facing out towards the road. Therer
are six names listed for World War 1 only.
Copyright © Chris Comber 2011
SHRINE WAS ERECTED BY THE PARISH
OF LITTLE HORSTED IN LOVING MEMORY OF
THE HEROIC DEAD † WHO FELL IN THE
GREAT WAR 1914-1919
E/1395, “E” Company , 17th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. 2nd Division.
Killed in action during the March Retreat 23 March 1918. Aged 28.
Son of Frank George & Agnes Curtis of Hunningtons Farm, Little Horsted.
Born in Charlwood, Surrey and enlisted in Whyteleafe, Surrey. Commemorated
on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
9737, 16th Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds 5 October
1918. Aged 22. Son of Mr & Mrs Charles Driver of Uckfield, husband
of Constance Driver, of Eastbourne. Included on Eastbourne and Uckfield
Parish Church Memorials. Born in Framfield and enlisted in Lewes.
Buried in Grevillers British Cemetery
G/14711, 6th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment. 12th Division.
Died of wounds at home 16 September 18. Aged 41. Son of Mr French
and Mary Jane French of Little Horsted Born in East Hoathly and
enlisted in Uckfield. Buried in St. Michaels Churchyard, Little
SD/473, 12th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed
in action 25 May 1916. Aged 33. Son of Mr & Mrs Walter Smith of
High Cross, Little Horsted. Born in Framfield and enlisted in Uckfield.
Buried in Guards Cemetery, Windy Corner
4th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. 3rd Division. Killed in action at
Bellewaarde near Ypres 16 June 1915 Aged 19. Son of Major Robert
Lawrence Thornton ,CBE, DL, JP, and Mrs Charlotte Thornton JP, of
High Cross, Framfield. Included on Framfield Parish War Memorial.
Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial Ypres, Belgium.
6651, 5th Royal Irish Lancers. 2nd Cavalry Division. Died in military
hospital in Abbeville 5 November 1918. Aged 29. Son of Thomas &
Harriett Elizabeth Wren of Little Horsted. Born Framfield and enlisted
in Brighton. Buried in Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension.
YOU CHARITY PRAY FOR THE SOULS OF
THOSE WHO MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE
GRANT THEM O LORD ETERNAL REST AND
LET LIGHT PERPETUAL SHINE FROM THEM.
29 June, 2011