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ALL SAINTS, MOUNTFIELD WAR MEMORIAL

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

Mountfield is a tiny village about 3 miles from Battle. The names are listed with rank and contingent.

Photographs Copyright © Janet Graves 2004

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
THE MOUNTFIELD MEN WHO DIED IN
THE GREAT WAR 1914 – 1918

 

RUMMERY

George Albert

Ships Corporal 2nd Class 208425, H.M.S. Bulwark, Royal Navy. Died 26th November 1914. Age 31. Son of William and Sarah Rummery, of Woodsdale Cottage, Battle Rd., Mountfield. Buried in ALL SAINTS CHURCHYARD, MOUNTFIELD, Sussex.

PONT

J

Private, Grenadier Guards - probably James Henry Pont, Lance Corporal 8580, 2nd Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Died of wounds 22nd June 1916 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Brightling, enlisted Hastings. Son of Mrs. M. M. Crooks, of 49, Wellington Rd., New Edlington, Doncaster, Yorks. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot VIII Row B Grave 9.

EGERTON

Edward Brassey

Captain, "D" Squadron, 17th (Duke of Cambridge's Own) Lancers. Died of wounds 6th November 1918. Age 27. Born 3rd March 1880. Son of C. A. Egerton, and Lady Mabelle Egerton, C.B.E., of Mountfield Court, Robertsbridge; husband of Lady Eleanor Rachel Egerton, daughter of 4th Marquess of Ormonde, married 17th March 1915. Buried in HABARCQ COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VIII Row E Grave 3.


IN LOVING MEMORY OF
EDWARD BRASSEY EGERTON
OF MOUNTFIELD COURT. CAPTAIN 17TH LANCERS.
ELDEST SON OF CHARLES AND MAYBELLE EGERTON
BORN 3RD MARCH 1880 HE MARRIED 17TH MARCH 1915
ELEANOR RACHEL BUTLER.
HE DIED OF WOUNDS IN FRANCE 1ST SEPTEMBER, 1916
"A GOOD LIFE HATH BUT A FEW DAYS BUT A GOOD NAME ENDURETH FOREVER."

VENESS

Frederick William

Private G/2127, 8th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 8th September 1916 with the B.E.F. Born Vinehall, enlisted Hastings. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 7 C.

BUTTERS

Arthur James

Private G/16100, 12th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 21st October 1916 with the B.E.F. Born Brightling, enlisted Hastings. Buried in MILL ROAD CEMETERY, THIEPVAL, Somme, France. Plot XIV Row C Grave 1.

SELMES

Ernest

Private T4/216601 (T4/216611 on CWGC), "A" Company, Royal Army Service Corps. Died in England 24th Aprl 1917. Age 25. Born and resident Mountfield, enlisted Hastings. Son of William Henry and Emily Selmes, of John Cross, Mountfield, Robertsbridge, Sussex. Buried in LODGE HILL CEMETERY, BIRMINGHAM, Warwickshire. Grave B10. 5. 409E.

TICEHURST

Albert John

Private 183396, 21st Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Eastern Ontario Regiment). Died 9th April 1917. Born 29th June 1891 in Sussex. Next of kin his mother Hannah Ticehurst, Jarvis Lane, Mountfield, Sussex. Gardener by trade. Enlisted and passed fit 16th November 1915 in Calgary, Canada aged 24 years 4½ months, height 5 feet 8 inches, girth 37 inches, complexion medium, eyes blue, hair brown, religion Church of England. Commemorated on LICHFIELD CRATER, THELUS, Pas de Calais, france. Panel 3. Column 2. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 9689 - 7

MOON

William

Private, 3877, 22nd Battalion, Asutralian Infantry, A.I.F. Killed in action 5th August 1916. Age 29. Born Ewhurst. By trade a Grocer's Assistant. Attended Church of England school. Emigrated aged 25 years. Enlisted Ivanhoe, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Son of William and Sarah Moon, of Vinehall St., Mountfield, Robertsbridge, Sussex. No known grave. Commemorated on VILLERS-BRETONNEUX MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Australian Roll of Honour documents

WATSON

Reginald George

Private 42505, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 15th June 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 18. Born Mountfield, enlisted Chichester. Son of Reginald and Anna Ellen Watson, of Mountfield, Robertsbridge, Sussex. Formerly TR/9/44747, Training Reserve. Commemorated in CHOCQUES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Special Memorial at II Memorial Row.

WATERHOUSE

Sidney Wilfred

Sapper 540785, 183rd Tunnelling Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 8th October 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 32. Enlisted Ashford, Kent, resident Mountfield. Son of Thomas and Mary Jane Waterhouse, of Swales Green, Staple Cross, Sussex. Native of Mountfield, Robertsbridge, Sussex. Buried in NAVES COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Nord, France. Plot IV Row G Grave 9.

SELMES

Charles

[Listed as Private on the memorial] Rifleman 56556, 1st Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's OWn). Killed in action 1st July 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 19. Born Robertsbridge, enlisted Hastings, resident Mountfield. Son of Charles and Ada Helen Selmes, of 17, Hoath Hill, Mountfield, Robertsbridge, Sussex. Buried in ST. VAAST COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Nord, France. Row D Grave 6.

"BE THOU FAITHFUL UNTO DEATH,
AND I WILL GIVE THEE A CROWN OF LIFE."

ALSO TO THE MEMORY OF THOSE WHO
FELL IN THE WORLD WAR 1939 – 1945

ANSTEY

John [George]

Farmer. Killed, together with a German Prisoner of War, by a direct hit when haymaking on his tractor and hayrake. Possibly born 16 December 1869, farmer, married, resident Mill Farm , Midhurst R.D., Sussex.

BRETT

Edgar

Lance Bombardier 954491, 118 Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died as a POW 3rd July 1943. Age 26. Son of Edgar and Mabel Brett, of Crowborough, Sussex. Buried in CHUNGKAI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Plot 4 Row J Grave 6.

BRETT

Jack

Private 6400726, 5th Cinque Ports Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Died 21st May 1940. Age 23. Buried in BERTENACRE MILITARY CEMETERY, FLETRE, Nord, France. Plot 2. Row F. Grave 21.

EGERTON

Charles Ralph

Major 36354, 98th (Surrey & Sussex Yeomanry) Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 25th May 1940. Age 37. Son of Charles A. and Lady Mabelle Egerton, of Mountfield, Sussex. B.A. (Oxon). Buried in TERLINCTHUN BRITISH CEMETERY, WIMILLE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot 15. Row E. Grave 4.

Buried in the Churchyard but not on memorial

FUNNELL

V A

Boy 2nd Class J/93768, H.M.S. "GANGES II", Royal Navy. Died 9th March 1919. Age 15. Son of Isaac Henry Funnell, of Church House, Mountfield. Buried in ALL SAINTS CHURCHYARD, MOUNTFIELD, Sussex.

 

V. A. FUNNELL
BOY 2ND CL. R.N. J/93768
H.M.S. "GANGES II"
9TH MARCH 1919 AGED 15

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