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MAYFIELD WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Chris Comber 2015

The Mayfield war memorial can be found in the grounds of St Dunstans Church, High Street, Mayfield, and takes the form of a floriated Latin cross on an octagonal column with a plinth and a three stepped base. There are 64 names for World War 1 and 25 for World War 2. The memorial was paid for by local subscription. The names marked ** can also be found on the Five Ashes War Memorial.

Photographs Copyright © Chris Comber 2015

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1914-1919

AKEHURST Fredrick Charles
Boy 2nd Class J35504, HMS Vivid, Royal Navy. Died of Pneumonia 8 March 1915. Aged 17. Son of Mr and Mrs Jabez Akehurst of Cranesden Lodge Mayfield. Buried in St. Dunstans Churchyard, Mayfield
AKEHURST Sidney George
Lance Corporal 6/5841. 6th Battalion, Leinster Regiment. 10th Irish Division. Killed in action in Palestine 9 April 1918. Aged 27. Son of Harvey and Emily Akehurst Husband of Edith Akehurst Re Married (Mockford) of Broad Oak. Born Waldron. Enlisted in Woolwich. Buried in Ramleh War Cemetery, Palestine (Israel)
ASHDOWN Alfred
Private SD277, 11th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action at Windy Corner 28 April 1916. Aged 24. Son of Mr and Mrs George Ashdown of Coggins Mill. Born in Mayfield and enlisted in Eastbourne. Buried in Guards Cemetery, Windy Corner
AXELL Frederick
Private G11188, 11th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment. 41th Division. Killed in action near Delville Wood 2 September 1916. Aged 23. Son of Mr and Mrs Owen Axell of Mayfield. Born Mayfield and enlisted in Tunbridge Wells. Buried in Delville Wood Cemetery, Longueval
BATEUP Ernest
Private 404260, 3rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry 1st Canadian Division. Died of wounds 29 December 1916. Aged 23. Son of James and Louisa Bateup of 1 Alexandra Terrace Mayfield. Buried in Wulverghem-Lindenhoek Road Military Cemetery
BATEUP Herbert James
Rifleman 372966, 1/8th (The Post Office Rifles) Battalion, London Regiment. 58th London Division. Killed in action near Ypres 12 September 1917. Born in Mayfield and enlisted in Margate. Commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres.
BALDOCK Benjamin
Private 41685, 8th Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Pioneer Battalion, 13th Division. Died in Mesopotamia 10 September 1917. Born Best Beech, Mayfield and enlisted in Eastbourne Mayfield. Resident. Formerly Royal Sussex Reg. Buried in Amara War Cemetery, Mesopotamia (Iraq)
BALDOCK ** Lewis John
Private G3571, 9th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 24th Division. Killed in action at Loos 25 September 1915. Aged 24. Son of George and Emma Baldock . Born in Penshurst and enlisted in Uckfield.. Resident of Hadlow Down Included on The Memorials of Five Ash Down and Hadlow Down Parish Church. Commemorated on the Loos Memorial
BAUGH William George
Rifleman 48915, 2/10th Battalion, London Regiment. 60th London Division. Formerly With The Rifle Brigade. Killed in action 8 August 1918. Aged 18. Brother of Mrs Dawes of Providence Cottage, Broadoak. Born in Mayfield and enlisted in Brighton Mayfield. Resident. Commemorated on the Vis En Artois Memorial
BAYLEY, M.C. Frederick Gordon
Lieutenant Royal Air Force 204th Fighter Squadron Sopwith Bentley Camels. Stationed at Heule in Flanders in Support of The Army. Killed in action During A Ground Attack Mission 23 October 1918 No Other Details Found. Buried in Cement House Cemetery.
BEALE Cyril
Private 192544, 3rd Battalion, Machine Gun Corps. Died of Influenza while serving with Army of Occupation in Germany 28 August 1919. Aged 19. Formerly with the Royal West Surreys. Enlisted in Brighton. Buried in Cologne Southern Cemetery
BEALE ** Harvey Maurice
Ordinary Seaman J/70671, HMS Resolution, Royal Navy. Died of Influenza 13 March 1919. Aged 19. Son of Mr Beale and Mrs Kate Beale of Old Croust Farm Five Ashes. Buried in St Marks Churchyard Hadlow Down
BERRY Alfred John
Private TF/241308, 1/5th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 48th Division. Killed in action near Ypres 4 October 1917. Born in Angmering and enlisted in Worthing Included on Angmering War Memorial. Connection With Mayfield Unknown. Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial
BLAKE. Harry William
Private 204295, 4th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment transferred to 51st Home Service Employment Company, Labour Corps. Died at Home 14 March 1919. Aged 27 Husband of Daisy Sarah Blake of Victoria Road, Mayfield. Served in France With The West Kent Yeomanry. Buried in St. Dunstans Churchyard, Mayfield.
BOTTING ** William
Private 10905, 8th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. 18th Division. Killed in action 4 April 1918. Born Little Horstead Enlisted Chichester. Commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial
BRITT Percy
Private 28570, 1st Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. 18th Division. Died of wounds 16 October 1917. Aged 33. Son of William and Ellen Britt of Forge Farm Mayfield. Formerly with the 8th Battalion. Born in Mayfield and enlisted in Chichester. Buried in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery
BUCK Jesse
Private TF/240751, 1/5th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 48th Division. Died on Active Service in Italy 25 May 1918. Aged 25. Son of Herbert and Alice Buck of Wallis Farm, Mayfield. Born in Jarvis Brook and enlisted in Hastings. Included on Crowborough and District Memorial. Buried in Staglieno Cemetery, Genoa, Italy.
CARTER ** Henry Thomas
Private 35218, 9th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. 24th Division. Killed in action 27 March 1918. Aged 19. Son of William and Harriett Carter 9, The Bungalow, Broadoak Formerly with the A.S. Corps. Born in Hankham and enlisted in Port Royal, Middlesex. Commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial
CARTER ** John Henry
Private 15566, 7th Battalion, East Kent Regiment. 18th Division. Killed in action on The Somme 27 10 1916. Aged 20. Son of Mr and Mrs Carter of Heathfield. Born Rushett Common Surrey and Enlsied in Tonbridge. Buried in Puchevillers British Cemetery
CARTER Richard John
Ordinary Seaman 21117 Merchant Navy. Aged 17 Ss Cap Finisterre 4, 330 Tons Cargo Ship. Torpedoed by UC17 off The Manacles near Falmouth, Captain and 34 crew lost, 2 November 1917. Son of Mr Carter and Mrs Ellen Carter of Burton Lane Marden, Kent. Born in Mayfield 2 November 1917 Tower Hill Memorial, London.
COKER Cadwallader John
Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, Welsh Regiment. 28th Division. Killed in action 22 June 1915. Aged 23. Son of Gould and Florence Coker of Lane End, Mayfield. Buried in Ridge Wood Military Cemetery
COLVIN Arthur
Private L8653 2nd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment. Att. To The 15th Indian Division. Died of wounds 27 April 1915. Born in Mayfield and enlisted in Tunbridge Wells. Commemorated on the Basra Memorial Mesopotamia (Iraq)
COLVIN George
Private 68986, 1st Battalion, Royal West Surrey Regiment. 1st Division. Died of wounds 5 August 1918. Aged 18. Son of Mr and Mrs J Colvin of Coggins Mill, Mayfield. Born in Mayfield and enlisted in Brighton. Buried in Mendinghem Military Cemetery
CONRON Hatton Charles Ronayne
Lieutenant, 205 Naval Squadron (DH 4s), Royal Air Force. Killed in action 18 May 1918. Aged 19. Son of Hatton Ronayne Conron and Mildred Mary Maitland Addison Conron of Mayfield. Commemorated on the Arras Flying Services Memorial
CORNFORD ** Elam
Driver 103660, 273rd Company, Army Service Corps. Died in Egypt 11 July 1915. Aged 19. Son of Mr and Mrs Horace Cornford of Harlands Farm Uckfield. Born in Mayfield and enlisted in Weymouth, Dorset.. Resident of Five Ashes. Buried in The Alexandria Chatby, War Memorial Cemetery
CORNFORD Henry George
Sergeant 901 1st Battalion, Australian Pioneers 1st Australian Division. Killed in action near Ypres 17 October 1917 Aged 26. Son of Wlliam and Ellen Cornford of Nebo Road, Mackay, Queensland, Australia. Buried in Belgian Battery Corner Cemetery
COSHAM Charles J
Private SD/5353, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Killed in action near Ginchy 2 September 1916. Aged 25. Born in Mayfield and enlisted in Eastbourne. Formerly With The South Downs Battalions. Buried in Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval
DANN ** Charles J. S.
Private S/18269, 5th Battalion, Cameron Highlanders 9th Scottish Division.Killed in action 18 April 1918. Aged 21. Son of Albert Thomas and Fanny Dann of Criers Cottage Five Ashes. Born in Mayfield and enlisted in London. Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial.
DANN ** Herbert
Gunner 103660, A Battery, 56 Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds 26 August 1918. Aged 19. Son of Albert Thomas and Fanny Dann of Criers Cottage Five Ashes. Born in Hadlow Down and enlisted in Lewes. Buried in Bac-Du-Sud British Cemetery
DAWSON ** Albert
Private G/61108, 17th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers Formerly With The Royal West Surreys 2nd Division. Killed in action near Arras 28 May 1917. Born in Lilley, Herts and enlisted in Luton. Connection With Mayfield Unknown. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial
DAWSON ** Herbert (Bert)
Private G/11191, 8th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment. 24th Division. Killed in action on The Somme 1 September 1916. Aged 27. Born Cripps Corner and enlisted in Tunbridge Wells. Resident of Five Ashes. Son of Caleb and Louisa Dawson of Fir Toll Cottage, Mayfield. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial
DAWSON ** Leonard
Lance Sergeant Gs/2283 Special Reservist 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 12th Division. Died of wounds 9 August 1918. Aged 22. Son of Caleb and Louisa Dawson of Fir Toll Cottage Five Ashes, Mayfield. Born in Ewhurst Green and enlisted in Eastbourne. Included on Hadlow Down Parish Church War Memorial. Buried in Pernois British Cemetery, Halloy-Les-Pernois
EATON Edgar
Private G.37532 1st Battalion, Royal Fusiliers 24th Division. Killed in action at Ypres 31 July 1917. Aged 27. Born in Mayfield and enlisted in Eastbourne. Eastbourne. Resident. Buried in Hooge Crater Cemetery
ELLIS John
Private SD/172 13th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action on The Somme 21 October 1916. Aged 21. Son of Horace and Naomi Ellis of Fletching Street, Mayfield. Born in Framfield and enlisted in Eastbourne. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial
FRENCH Victor James Somerset
Second Lieutenant Irish Guards. Guards Division. Killed in action 10 October 1918. Aged 20. Son of Sir Somerset French K.C.M.G. and Lady Josephine French of Aylwins, Mayfield Educated at Winchester College Included on Winchester College Roll of Honour. Buried in Carnieres Communal Cemetery Extension.
GASTON James
Private 9425, 7th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment. 18th Division. Died of wounds 11 March 1917. Born in Mayfield and enlisted in Tunbridge Wells. Resident of Groombridge. Buried in Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension.
GODFREY John
Gunner 124926, 307th Siege Battery Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action in Italy 1 November 1917. Aged 28. Son of James and Anne Godfrey of Fritenden Green, Staplehurst Husband of Alice Rose Godfrey of Winters Farm, Mayfield. Born in Frittenden and enlisted in Folkestone. Buried in Treviso Communal Cemetery. Italy
GRANT Maurice Edward
Guardsman 3814, 1st Battalion, Welsh Guards Guards Division. Died 18 May 1918. Aged 19. Son of James and Annie Grant of Ivy Cottage, Wadhurst Hall Wadhurst. Born in East Grinstead and enlisted in Hastings. Buried in Mont Huon Military Cemetery Le Treport
GRANT Ralph
Private G/4109, 9th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 24th Division. Died of wounds 23 August 1916. Aged 19. Son of James and Annie Grant, of Ivy Cottage Wadhurst Hall Wadhurst Born in Maresfield and enlisted in Eastbourne, Included on The Memorials of Tidebrook, Fairwarp and Five Ash Down. Buried in Abbeville Community Cemetery Extension.
GRIFFITHS William Thomas
Private TF/3190, 1/5th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Killed in action 9 May 1915. Aged 22. Son of Mr Griffiths and Mrs Jane Griffiths of All Saints Street, Hastings. Enlisted in Hastings. Included on All Saints and Hastings Parish Church Memorials Mayfield Connection Unknown. Commemorated on the Le Touret Memorial
GROOMBRIDGE Arthur
Private G.18660 8th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment. 24th Division. Killed in action during the German Spring Offensive 21 March 1918. Aged 35b Company. Son of Edward and Eliza Groombridge of Pound Hill Cottages Mayfield. Husband of Harriett Kate Groombridge of Rock Cottages, Mayfield. Born in Rotherfield and enlisted in Mayfield. Commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial
GUTSELL Frank
Private SD/4182 13th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Died of Sickness at Home 10 February 1915. Aged 19. Son of William and Jane Gutsell of Mayfield. Born Chiddingly and enlisted in Eastbourne. Buried in Bexhill Cemetery
HAFFENDEN Montague
Driver DM/2/164528 Royal Army Service Corps 611 Mechanical Transport Company Att.274th Seige Battery Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 26 October 1918. Born in Mayfield and enlisted in Finchley. Mayfield. Resident. Buried in Crucifix Cemetery, Vendegies-Su-Ecaillon
HALL Percy
Able Seaman R1697, Hawke Battalion, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, 39th Royal Naval Division. Killed in action 27 September 1918. Commemorated on the Vis-En-Artois Memorial
HALL ** Sidney
Private G/5744, 7th Battalion, Royal West Surrey Regiment. 18th Division. Killed in action 28 August 1915. Aged 26. Son of William and Elizabeth Hall of Roundabout Cottages Five Ashes. Born Five Ashes and enlisted in Guildford. Resident of Outwood, Surrey. Buried in Norfolk Cemetery, Becordel-Becourt
HARVEY Rollo D'Aubigne
Captain, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Killed in action on The Somme near Ginchy 9 September 1916. Aged 31. Son of The Rev. Clyde, Vicar of Hailsham, .and Mrs F.Harvey, of Morel House, Mayfield. Born in Eastbourne Included on Hailsham Town War Memorial. Buried in Caterpillar Valley Cemetery.
HEASMAN Frank Edward
Private L/8356, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Killed in action at Priez 10 September 1914. Born Laughton near Lewes and enlisted in Crowborough Regular.. Resident of Mayfield. Buried in Montreuil-Aux-Lions British Cemetery
HEASMAN Leonard
Private SD/686, 13th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action during the Assault on The Boars Head on The Somme 30 June 1916. Aged 25. Son of John and Alice Heasman of Park, Slinfold. Born Forest Row, and enlisted in Horsham Mayfield Connection Unknown. Commemorated on the Loos Memorial.
HICKS Arthur
Private 60740, 8th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers 12th Division. Killed in action at Cambrai 30 November 1917. Aged 39. Son of Mr Hicks and Mrs E, Miles of The Gable End, Mayfield. Born Ticehurst and enlisted in Eastbourne Formerly Royal West Kents. Commemorated on the Cambrai Memorial, Louveral
HUMPHREY Alexander
Private Tf 204572 12th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action near Ypres 21 September 1917 Enlisted in Camberwell.. Resident of Bermondsey Former Middlesex Regiment. Connection With Mayfield Not Established. Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial
HUMPHREYS Jesse
Private 65504, 204th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps. Killed in action near Ypres 10 October 1917. Aged 33. Son of Mr and Mrs Thomas Humphrey. Husband of Fanny Beatrice Humphrey of 3, The Platt, Frant. Born Five Oak Green and enlisted in Mayfield. Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial
JARVIS Leslie
Private M2/098125, M.T.Depot (Bulford), Royal Army Service Corps. Died at Home 2 September 1915. Aged 20. Son of Henry and Charlotte Davis of Mayfield. Buried in St. Dunstans Churchyard, Mayfield
JENNER John William
Private 8319 1st Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment. 5th Division. Killed in action 15 April 1918. Aged 30. Son of John William & Frances Harriett Jenner of Mayfield. Born in Mayfield and enlisted in Tunbridge Wells Groombridge. Resident. Buried in Tannay British Cemetery, Thiennes
JONES, D.C.M. V.D. Percy
Captain 13th Duke of Connaughts Own Lancers, (Watsons Horse) Former Major of The Behar Light Infantry, Indian Army. Died in Mesopotamia 3 November 1917. Aged 48. Son of Lt/Col. A.S. Jones (V.C.) & Mrs Jones, Of Ridge Cottage, Finchampstead, Berkshire. Husband of Mrs Percy Jones of Holton, Mayfield. Served in South Africa as a Corporal with Lumsdens Horse in The Boer War Included on Finchampstead War Memorial. Buried in Baghdad North Gate War Cemetery, Iraq.
KENT Percival Naylor
Major (Acting Lt. Colonel) 3rd Prince of Wales Dragoon Guards. 3rd Cavalry Division. Died in Military Hospital in Etaples 8 April 1918 Served in The Imperial Yeomanry in The Boer War. Husband of Susan Catherine Kent. Buried in Etaples Military Cemetery
KENWARD Charles Henry
Guardsman 15398, 2nd Battalion, Grenadier Guards The Guards Division. Killed in action 15 December 1916. Aged 23. Son of William & Alice Kenward of York Cottage Mayfield. Husband of Mrs Annie Kenward of 1, Princes Gardens, South Kensington, London. Born Watlington and enlisted in East Grinstead. Buried in Combles Communal Cemetery Extension
LADE Francis James
Private 02440 Royal Army Ordnance Corps attached 15th Division. Died of wounds 22 March 1918. Aged 28. Son of Mr & Mrs James Luke Lade of Mayfield. Born Mayfield and enlisted in Woolwich. Buried in Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun
LANGLEY J. H
Lance Corporal Dorsets Not Found in CWGC or SDGW
LOWDER Frederick May
Corporal 487, Southern Provinces Meerut Rifles Meerut Division attached Meerut Divisional Signal Company Indian Army Signals Unit. Killed in action near Neuve Chapelle 25 September 1915. Aged 25. Son of Mr E.Gordon Lowder and Mrs Lowder Commissioner Chinese Maritime Custom Service. Commemorated on the Neuve Chapelle Memorial.
LUSTED George
Corporal G/24415, 1st Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment. 5th Division. Died of wounds 11 May 1917. Aged 34. Son of Mr & Mrs George Lusted of Mayfield. Husband of Kate Elizabeth Lusted of Steam Mill Cottages, Mayfield. Born Mayfield and enlisted in Tunbridge Wells. Buried in Barlin Communal Cemetery Extension
MASKELL Harry
Private G/607, 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action on The Somme 1 August 1916. Son of Mr & Mrs William Maskell of Mayfield. Born in Mayfield and enlisted in Eastbourne Employed in Mayfield by Lesters The Bakers Included on Eridge Green Parish Church Memorial. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial
MEDHURST John H.
Private 23426, 1st Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. 5th Division. Died of wounds 15 October 1917. Son of Mrs H. Medhurst of Pound Hill, Mayfield. Born in Mayfield and enlisted in Chichester. Buried in Godewaersvelde British Cemetery
PAINE William Basil
Private M2/081988, Royal Army Service Corps 4th Bridging Train. Died in Military Hospital at St. Omer 5 April 1916. Born in Mayfield and enlisted in London Mayfield. Resident. Buried in Longuenesse Souvenir Cemetery, St Omer
PALMER William Edward
Sergeant 400940, 10th Battalion, Essex Regiment. 18th Division. Killed in action during the Battle of Arras 8 August 1918 Enlisted in Hastings. Mayfield. Resident Formerly SD/2967 Royal Sussex Regiment. Buried in Dive Copse British Cemetery, Sailly Le Sec
PETTITT Charles Henry
Private G/16059, 13th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action at Redan Ridge 23 September 1916. Aged 25 Husband of Mrs Alice Ruth Pettitt of Argos Hill, Mayfield. Born in Mayfield and enlisted in Eastbourne. Buried in Euston Road Cemetery, Colincamps.
PETTITT Frederick
Private 35447, 308 Company, Royal Defence Corps. Died at Home Post War 20 February 1919. Aged 52. Husband of Mrs Barbara Pettitt of Mayfield. Born in Mayfield. Buried in Preston New Hall Lane Cemetery, Lancashire
PIERSON William Alfred
Private G/40400, 2nd Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. 8th Division. Died in Base Hospital at Etaples 1 December 1916. Aged 29. Son of George and Louisa Pierson of Wadhurst Husband of Kate Frost Pierson of 3, The Mount, Mayfield. Born West Hoathly and enlisted in Chichester. Formerly Royal Sussex. Included on Wadhurst War Memorial. Buried in Etaples Military Cemetery
REBBECK William Alfred
Private G8245 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Died of wounds in Military Hospital at Chatham 14 November 1916. Aged 19. Son of William and Ellen Rebbeck of South Street, Mayfield. Born in Mayfield and enlisted in Eastbourne. Buried in St Dunstans Churchyard, Mayfield
ROGERS Charles Henry
Rifleman R/41901, 1st Battalion, Kings Royal Rifle Corps. 2nd Division. Killed in action 8 October 1918. Aged 19. Son of Henry and Jessie Rogers of Station Road, Mayfield. Born Uckfield and enlisted in Kensington. Buried in Rumilly En Cambresis Communal Cemetery Extension.
SIMMONS Russell Louis Harry
Second Lieutenant 2nd Battalion, Royal Berkshire Regiment. 8th Division. Killed in action at Loos 25 September 1915. Aged 20. Son of Mrs Stone, formerly Simmons, stepson of Dr. J.M. Stone of Harewood, Maidenhead, Berkshire Oundle School Roll of Honour. Born in London. Commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial.
SKINNER Frank
Private G.104 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action During Fighting near Loos 4 March 1916. Aged 23. Son of George and Charity Skinner of Coggins Mill. Born in Mayfield and enlisted in Tunbridge Wells. Commemorated on the Loos Memorial
SOANE, M.M. Nelson
(Wm Sloane) Corporal 16696, 6th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action 17 September 1917. Aged 36. Son of Mr & Mrs Thomas Soane of Rotherfield. Husband of Mrs E.M. Soane of Town Row, Rotherfield. Born in Buxted and enlisted in Tunbridge Wells. Buried in Windmill British Cemetery, Monchy Le Preux
SLOMAN ** Harold
Private SD/362 11th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Died of wounds 27 July 1916. Born in Hampstead and enlisted in Eastbourne. Included on Five Ash Down Memorial. Buried in Bethune Town Cemetery
SMITH Frederick Alfred Ernest
First Engineer Mercantile Marine S.S. Tuscarora (Sunderland). Killed when the ship was attacked by a submarine 9 September 1917. Aged 42. Born in Margate, Kent. Husband of Emily Winifred Smith of Rosewarne, Five Ashes, Mayfield. Commemorated on the Tower Hill Memorial
SMITH Walter
Private G.16073 13th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action 25 May 1916. Aged 25. Son of Mr & Mrs Horace Smith of Toronto, Canada. Husband of Mrs Agnes Smith (Re Married) of Marks Cross. Born in Mayfield and enlisted in Eastbourne. Buried in Euston Road Cemetery, Colincamps
TAYLOR Joseph William
Sergeant 46540, 4th Division Ammunition Column, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 2 April 1918. Aged 27. Son of James and Marian Emily Taylor of The High Street, Mayfield. Born Hackney and enlisted in London. Buried in Anzin St. Aubin British Cemetery
TAYLOR, D.S.O. Stuart Campbell
Brigadier General 93rd Infantry Brigade 31st Division Former 15th Battalion, West Yorkshires. Died of wounds 11 October 1918. Aged 45. Son of James and Eliza Anne Taylor of Oxford Buried in La Kreule Military Cemetery, Hazebrouck, France
THURLOW John Reginald
Private 28173, 8th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. 18th Division. Killed in action on The Somme 19 November 1916. Aged 30. Son of John and Ellen Eliza Thurlow of May Cottage, Fletching Street, Mayfield. Born in Kingswood, Surrey and enlisted in Chichester. Formerly Royal Sussex. Buried in Regina Trench Cemetery, Grandcourt
TINKER Frederick James
Private 33526, 12th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. 40th Division. Killed in action 26 September 1917. Aged 38. Son of Thomas and Emily Tinker of Vine Cottage, Westbury, Wilts Husband of Mrs Winifred Tinker of 8, Landsdowne Road, Tonbridge, Kent. Born Westbury and enlisted Eastbourne. Mayfield Connection Unknown. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial.
TURK William
Rifleman R/14870, 9th Battalion, Kings Royal Rifle Corps 20th Division. Killed in action on The Somme 24 August 1916. Aged 22. Son of Mr and Mrs Alfred Albert Turk of Golds Farm Mayfield. Born Jarvis Brook and enlisted in Worcester. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial
WATSON Joseph
Private G/2272 8th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 18th Division. Killed in action on The Somme 1 July 1916. Born in Dartford and enlisted in Eastbourne. Resident of Mayfield. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial
WATSON J.
80th Brigade Royal Field Artillery There is only one man listed in CWGC and SDGW. He was James Watson Gunner 74262, C Battery, 80th Brigade, Royal Horse/Field Artillery. Killed in action on The Somme 7 August 1916 Enlisted in Preston and enlisted in Leyland, Lancashire (which seems unlikely). Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial
WATSON William J
Shoesmith 97449, 37th Battery .27th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died at Home 24 September 1918. Aged 26. Son of William and Eliza Watson of Fletching Street, Mayfield. Buried in St Dunstans Churchyard, Mayfield.
WESTON John William
Private 108152, 59th Company, Machine Gun Corps. Killed in action at Cambrai 30 November 1917. Commemorated on the Cambrai Memorial, Louveral Possibility Only. Details Do Not Agree.
WHEATLEY Frank
Private G7131, 3rd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Died at Home 23 March 1916. Aged 18. Son of Obed and Sarah Anne Wheatley of 1, Victoria Cottages Mayfield. Born in Waldron and enlisted in Eastbourne. Buried in St Dunstans Churchyard Mayfield
WICKER Edwin George
Leading Seaman 232543, H.M.T.B. 8, Royal Navy. Accidently drowned 22 November 1914. Aged 25. Son of Mr & Mrs W. Wicker of East Farm Cottage, Mark Cross. Born in Mayfield. Commemorated on the Chatham Naval Memorial.
WICKER Raymond
Private SD/5829, 12th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action near Ypres 14 March 1917. Aged 30. Born in Mayfield and enlisted in Eastbourne Mayfield. Resident. Buried in Railway Dugouts Transport Farm, Belgium
WICKENS ** William
Lance Corporal TF/204052, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. 63rd Royal Naval Division. Killed in action 24. 3. 1918. Aged 27. Son of Mr & Mrs A.S. Wickens. Husband of Eleanor Louise Wickens of The Cottage, Stonehurst, Five Ashes, Mayfield Formerly East Surreys. Enlisted in Kingston on Thames. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial Mayfield
1939-1945
ASHDOWN James Herbert
Lance Bombardier, . 9th Medium Reg. RFA, Royal Artillery. Killed in action in Normandy 2 August 1944. Aged 36. Son of Joseph and Rose Alice Ashdown. Husband of Doris Ashdown of Mayfield. Buried in Ranville War Cemetery, Normandy, France
BRITT ** Percy
Sergeant 3rd Royal Tank Regiment. Royal Armoured Corps. Killed in Action in France 28. 6 1944. Aged 32. Son of Eli and Annie Britt of Cross in Hand Husband of Mary Annie Britt of Sandford, Dorset. Brother of Stanley Britt. Commemorated on the Bayeux Memorial, Calvados, France
BRITT ** Stanley
Lance Corporal 4th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action at El Alemein 28 October 1942. Aged 25. Son of Eli and Annie Britt of Cross in Hand Brother of Percy Britt. Buried in El Alamein War Cemetery Egypt
DALLAWAY Leonard
Signalman Royal Corps of Signals. Died in India 16 October 1944. Aged 22. Son of Mr and Mrs Leonard Dallaway of Five Ashes. Buried in Calcutta (Bhowanipore) Cemetery, Kolkata.
DOWNER James
Leading Aircraftman, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on Malta 27 January 1943. Buried in Malta (Capuccini)Naval Cemetery.
EVANS Henry Arthur
Lieutenant Welsh Guards attached to 2nd Hants. Killed in action in Tunisia 2 December 1942. Aged 21. Son of Colonel Sir Arthur Evans Kt. M.P. and Mary Stewart Evans of Mayfield. Commemorated on the Medjez-El-Bab Memorial, Tunisia.
EYRE Anthony John
Captain Royal Artillery 44th Light A.A. Killed in action in Burma 6 February 1944. Aged 24. Son of Captain Stanley Stephens Eyre M.C. and Mrs Elizabeth Eyre of Mayfield. Commemorated on Th Rangoon Memoriak, Burma
FEARON Michael Rodney
(Mayfield Memorial Records Fearson) Captain 1st Battalion, East Kent Regiment. Att. To The 1st Royal Norfolks. Killed in action in Normandy 24. 6. 1944. Aged 27 B.A. (Cantab). Son of Frank St. Clair and Alice Cliffe Fearon of Mayfield. Buried in Banneville-La-Campagne War Cemetery.
FOY John
Lance Corporal The Queens Royal West Surrey Regiment. Killed in action in Italy 22 October 1943. Aged 32. Son of Michael and Ellen Foy of Mayfield. Buried in Minturno War Cemetery
HALLIFAX Noel Dan
Squadron Leader, Royal Air Force. Killed During A Training Flight From Leeming, Yorkshire, While Flying Mosquito Nt266 8 November 1946. Aged 27 The Aircraft Crashed on Pockley Moor. Noel Hallifax Was Trained at Cranwell in 1938 and Became A Pilot Officer, Joining 3f Squadron Flying Hurricanes. He Was Shot Down 15 May 1940 Over Zeebruge during the Battle of France, and Taken Prisoner. He Ended Up in Colditz. Son of Edwin Richard and Evaline Hallifax of Mayfield. Buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery, Yorkshire
HENRY John Myles
Captain 10th Battalion, Parachute Regiment. Killed in action at Arnhem 19 September 1944. Aged 23. Son of Arthur and Margaret Henry. Husband of Pamela Evelyn Henry of Mayfield. Buried in Oosterbeek War Cemetery Holland
HUMPHREY Peter John
Private 6th Battalion, Kings Own Scottish Borderers. Killed in action in Germany 18. 2. 1945. Aged 20. Son of Alfred Thomas and Elizabeth Harriet Humphrey of Mayfield. Buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery
HUTCHINS ** Arthur Francis
Petty Officer Stoker HMS Orion. Killed in action 29 May 1941. Aged 42 When The Cruiser Was Dive Bombed and Badly Damaged While Evacuating Australian Troops To Alexandria. Husband of Leah May Hutchins of Five Ashes. Commemorated on the Chatham Naval Memorial
KAY George Alexander (The Rev)
Chaplain 1st Class Royal Army Chaplains Dept. Att. 8th Paras. Killed in action in Normandy 7 June 1944. Aged 36 M.A. (Oxon). Son of Thomas George Brierly and Fanny Kay. Husband of Janet Evelyn Lucas Kay of Watermillock, Cumberland. Buried in Ranville War Cemetery, Normandy,
KINGSLAND Henry James
Private 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Taken Prisoner during the Battle of France in 1940 and. Died in Captivity in Poland 10. 9.1042. Aged 30. Buried in Krakow Rakowicki Cemetery, Poland
LANDSDELL Edward
Driver Royal Army Service Corps. Killed in action in Algeria 1 March 1943. Aged 33. Son of Edward and Hannah Landsell. Husband of Grace Irene Landsell of Tunbridge Wells. Buried in Bone War Cemetery, Annaba, Algeria
MANN Hector William
Corporal 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action during the Battle of France 18 May 1940 Aged 27. Son of Adam and Agnes Mann of Mayfield. Buried in Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension
MOON Frank
Private 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action during the Battle of France 18 May 1940. Aged 20. Son of Arthur and Hephzibah Moon of Mayfield. Buried in Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension
MORGAN Jack
Company Sergeant Major W.O.2nd Class 2nd Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment. Killed in action in Burma 18 April 1945. Aged 29. Son of John and Helen Morgan. Husband of Bridget Mary Morgan of Mayfield. Buried in Taukkyan War Cemetery, Burma.
NAPPER Edward Phill
Private 5th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Died in Captivity in Poland 26 May 1942. Aged 21. Son of Archibald Charles and Alice Queenie Napper of Mayfield. Buried in Malbork Commonwealth War Cemetery, Poland
PARKHURST John W E
Volunteer 25th Hampshire Home Guard, Royal Air Force. Farnborough. Died 16 August 1940 During An Air Raid on Farnborough. Buried in Cove St. John Churchyard Hampshire
RICHARDSON Herbert James
Trooper 46th Regiment. The Reconnaissance Corps R.A.C. Killed in action in Italy 21 November 1943. Aged 22. Son of Sidney and Lucy Richardson of Mayfield. Buried in Minturno War Cemetery, Italy
RICHARDSON ** William Harold
Gunner Royal Artillery 48 Light A.A.Regiment. Taken Prisoner by The Japanese and. Died in Captivity in Japan 6 January 1943. Aged 27. Son of Henry and Edith Richardson of Five Ashes. Husband of Betty Doreen Richardson of Southend. Buried in Yokohama War Cemetery Japan
ROPER Frank
Private Royal Canadian Intelligence Corps Westminster Regiment. (Motors). Killed in action in Northern Italy 7. 2. 1945. Aged 38. Son of Harry and Jane Bowley-Roper of Winnipeg Manitoba, Canada. Buried in Assisi War Cemetery
RUSBRIDGE Edmund George Samuel
Private 1st Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action in East Africa near Keren 8. 4. 1941. Aged 21. Son of Edmund and Louisa Florence Rusbridge of Tunbridge Wells. Buried in Asmara War Cemetery, Eritrea.
SAVAGE Michael
Squadron Leader (Croix De Guerre Avec Palm) Royal Air Force 175 Squadron (Typhoon 1bs) Lost in Action Over Germany N.W. of Hamm 19 March 1945. Aged 26. Son of George Herbert and Marjorie Elizabeth Savage of Mayfield. Husband of Sheila Doreen Savage, Educated at Kings College, Canterbury Kings Cadet, Royal Air Force.College Cranwell 1936. Buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery
SMYTH John Patrick Stracey
(Wm Smythe) Wing Commander Royal Air Force (D.F.C.) 267 Squadron (Lockheed Hudsons). Died 22 October 1942. Aged 31. Born in Mayfield. Son of Richard Stracey and Lena Kramer Smyth Husband of April Margaret Smyth of Mayfield. Buried in Heliopolis War Cemetery, Cairo, Egypt
STEVENS P
Wm Details Captain 5th Battalion, Royal Tank Regiment. Royal Armoured Corps. No Satisfactory CWGC Entry
STENNING Wisden Warwick
Sergeant Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 209 Coastal Command Squadron (Catalina) Based at Pembroke Dock. Killed With 9 Other Crew Members When Ah530 Hit A Drifter on Take Off and Crashed Off Weare Point 14 December 1941. Son of Wisden Warwick and Ellen Maude Stenning of Mayfield Sgt Stenning Was 22. Commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial
STOKES Patrick James
Sergeant Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 487 Bomber Squadron (Lockheed Venturas) Based at Feltwell in Norfolk. The Squadron lost three aircraft and their crews during a raid on Eindhoven. 6 December 1942 Sgt Stokes Aircraft, AE 701, was hit by flack and crashed off the island of Walcheren. Son of Alfred and Charlotte Stokes of Mayfied Patrick Stokes Was 23. Commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial
TRAVERS Hugh James
Trooper 50th Royal Tank Regiment. R.A.C. Killed in action at El Alamein 24 October 1942. Aged 32. Son of Major Hugh Travers (Duke of Wellingtons) and Mrs Margaret Edith Travers of Mayfield Husband of Mrs Frances Travers. B.A. (Cantab). Buried in El Alemein Cemetery, Egypt
TREGENZA James
Lance Corporal. Corps of Military Police. Died in Algeria 4 August 1943. Aged 31. Son of Charles Edward and Alice Maude Tregenza. Husband of Kathleen Mildred Grace Tregenza of Hellingly. Buried in Dely Ibrahim War Cemetery, Algeria
WILSON James Glasgow
Sergeant 56th Heavy Regiment, Royal Artillery. Killed in action in Italy 18 January 1944. Aged 31. Son of Mr and Mrs James Glasgow Wilson. Husband of Daphne Grace Stanley Wilson of Mayfield. Buried in Minturno War Cemetery, Italy
WHAPHAM Alan Owen
Flying Officer, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 279 Squadron Coastal Command Lockheed Hudsons, Based at St. Eval, Cornwall Lost on Patrol 24 August 1943. Aged 30. Son of Owen Thomas and Kathleen Whapham of Mayfield Husband of Kathleen Grace Whapham of Hampstead. Commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial
WILKINSON Rodney Levett
Squadron Leader, Royal Air Force. 266 Fighter Squadron Spitfire 1s Based at Wittering. Shot Down Over Deal by A Me 109 16 August 1940. Aged 30. Son of Major Clement Arthur Wilkinson, formerly of The K.O.S. Borderers, and Ruth Violet Esther Wilkinson of Rotherfield. Buried in Margate Cemetery, Kent.
WINTER Walter William
Stoker Petty Officer Royal Navy HMS Somali. Died when the Tribal Class Destroyer was torpedoed by U 704 while acting as an escort to Arctic Convoy PQ18 24 September 1942. Aged 38. Son of William and Rose Winter. Husband of Ivy Winter of Southbourne. Commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea

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