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NETHERFIELD WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Transcribed Janet Graves; Researched Martin Edwards 2004

The memorial is not in the best of conditions and Janet had to gently brush a lot of the dirt away and trace some of the indentations to transcribe the names. If there are errors that you recognise please let us know.

Photographs Copyright © Janet Graves 2004

 

1914-1918

BROWN

John

Private M2/178333, Mechanical Transport attached "E" Siege Park, Royal Army Service Corps. Died of wounds 3rd November 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 48. Born Cuckfield, enlisted and resident Hastings. Brother-in-law of Mrs. N. Fuller, of Ivylands Green, Netherfield, Battle, Sussex. Buried in BUSIGNY COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Nord, France. Plot II. Row C. Grave 9.

CARTER

Frank

Trooper 726, 2nd Lifeguards, Household Battalion. Killed in action 10th October 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 24. Born Battle, enlisted Croydon. Formerly 3287, 2nd Lifeguards. Son of Edward and Louise Carter, of Church Cottage, Netherfield, Battle, Sussex; husband of Ethel Florence Carter, of 1, Warfield St., Bracknell, Berks. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 3.

CARTER

William Sydney

Private 44002, 9th Battalion, King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry). Killed in action 9th April 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Neherfield, enlisted Hastings. Formerly 164581, Royal Horse/Field Artillery. Buried in WANCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VII. Row H. Grave 6.

FULLER

Thomas John

Gunner 154692, 6th Reserve Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Died at sea 15th April 1917. Born Mountfield, Sussex, enlisted Hastings. Commemorated on CHATBY MEMORIAL, Egypt.

FULLER

William [George]

Rifleman 4724, 2nd Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Killed in action 14th March 1915 in France & Flanders. Age 22. Born Leatherfield (sic - should be Netherfield), Sussex, enlisted Eastborune, resident Bexhill-on-Sea. Son of Mrs. Esther Fuller, of 15, Havelock Rd., Bexhill, Sussex. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 44.

GOODSELL

Charles Lewis

Sapper 2084, 1st/3rd Kent Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died at sea 28th October 1915. Born Battle, enlisted Gillingham, Kent. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 23 to 25 or 325 to 328

HOBDAY

George [Henry]

Private SD/5159, 11th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 21st October 1916 with B.E.F. Age 20. Born Penshurst, enlisted Hastings. Son of William and Mary Ann Hobday, of Battle Lodge, Battle, Sussex. Buried in GRANDCOURT ROAD CEMETERY, GRANDCOURT, Somme, France. Grave B. 50.

HOLLAND

Albert T

[Memorial states 12th Battalion] Private G/6696, 9th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment attached 73rd Light Trench Mortar Battery. Killed in action 27th March 1918 with B.E.F. Age 36. Born Netherfield, enlisted Hastings. Husband of Annie Maria Holland, of 3, Council Cottages, Netherfield Hill, Battle, Sussex. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 46 and 47.

HOLLAND, MM

Franklin Gilbert

Sergeant SD/806, 11th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 24th September 1917 with the B.E.F. Age 23. Born Netherfield, enlisted Hastings. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). Son of William and Mary Ann Holland, of "Sea View," Netherfield, Battle, Sussex. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 86 and 88.

HOLLAND

George

Private SD/2103, "D" Company, 12th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 30th June 1916 with the B.E.F. Age 22. Born Battle, enlisted Hastings. Son of Harriet Holland, of Stoney Wood Cottage, Netherfield, Battle, Sussex, and the late Walter Holland. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 69 to 73.

HOLLAND

Harry

2nd Battalion, Wiltshire

PARTINGTON

John Bertram

Captain, 4th Battalion (Territorial), Devonshire Regiment. Killed in action 3rd February 1917. Age 32. Son of the late Rev. Thomas Partington, of Netherfield Vicarage, Battle, Sussex, and Mrs. Partington, of 45, Gloucester Terrace, Hyde Park, London. Buried in AMARA WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot XXI. Row J. Grave 5.

SAUNDERS

Alfred

Driver 38882, Number 6 Pack Wireless Section, Royal Engineers. Died 13th August 1917 in Egypt. Age 30. Born Netherfield, enlisted Hastings, resident Battle. Son of Harry Saunders, of Soan's Cottages, Upper Netherfield, Battle, Sussex. Buried in CAIRO WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Grave F. 287.

SAUNDERS

Nelson

Private 50765, 9th (Glasgow Highland) Battalion (Territorial), Highland Light Infantry. Died of wounds 19th April 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 19. Born and resident Battle, enlisted Hastings. Son of Harry and Mary Saunders, of Ivylands Green, Netherfield, Battle, Sussex. Formerly 2121, Royal Sussex Regiment. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XXIX. Row G. Grave 6.

SCOTTON

Donald [Victor]

[Memorial states 15th Battalion] Private 63679, 2nd Battalion, North Auckland Regiment, New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Died 24th August 1918. Age 25. Son of William and Hannah Ellen Scotton, of Netherfield, Battle, Sussex. Buried in ADANAC MILITARY CEMETERY, MIRAUMONT, Somme, France. Plot II. Row I. Grave 16. See New Zealand in the First World War

SMISSEN

George Franklin

Private G/76, 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 31st March 1917 with the B.E.F. Age 24. Born Mountfield, enlisted Hastings. Son of Franklin and Sarah Smissen, of Darwell Rd., Netherfield, Battle, Sussex. Buried in FAUBOURG D'AMIENS CEMETERY, ARRAS, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row M. Grave 27.

WHITEMAN

James

2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment probably James WHITEMAN, Lance Corporal G/1112, 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Died of wounds 7th July 1916 with the B.E.F. Born Warbleton, Sussex, enlisted Hastings. Buried in ALBERT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 19.

Buried in the graveyard but not on memorial

LOVELL

G

Gunner 73989, 49th Anti-Aircraft Company, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 18th December 1918. Age 34. Son of William and Mercy Lovell, of Dorwall Hill, Netherfield. Buried in South West part of St John The Baptist Churchyard, Netherfield, East Sussex. Grave 307.

73989 GUNNER
G. LOVELL
ROYAL GARRISON ARTILLERY
18TH DECEMBER 1918

19391945

ADES

James [Arthur Frederick]

Private 6412537, 8th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Died 26th July 1944. Age 20. Son of Bertram and Alice Ades; husband of Beryl Joan Ades, of Brightling, Sussex. Buried in TILLY-SUR-SEULLES WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Plot II. Row D. Grave 3.

CROUCH

William [Cyril]

Corporal 6395785, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Died 3rd November 1942. Age 33. Son of Charles John and Sarah Elizabeth Crouch, of Battle, Sussex; husband of Beatrice May Crouch, of Battle. Buried in EL ALAMEIN WAR CEMETERY, Egypt. Plot IX. Row A. Grave 17.

FLETCHER

Thomas [Charles]

Corporal 63999540, 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Died 22nd May 1940. Age 19. Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Fletcher of Netherfield, Sussex. Buried in ADEGEM CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY, Maldegem, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row AB Grave 3.

FULLER

Thomas [Frederick]

Private 6396360, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Died between 10th May and 28th May 1940. Son of Stephen and Annie Fuller; husband of Violet Muriel Grace Fuller. Buried in HAZEBROUCK COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot 4. Row C. Grave 5.

PENNELLS

Geoffrey Phillips

Fusilier 6107746, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Died 29th June 1944. Age 19. Son of Rosye Edith Pennells; grandson of Mr. G. Pennells, of Brightling, Sussex. Buried in ST. MANVIEU WAR CEMETERY, CHEUX, Calvados, France. Plot VII. Row B. Grave 16.

SMITH

Donald

Toronto Scottish possibly Private B/76152, Calgary Highlanders, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps. Died 8th September 1944. Age 35. Son of Alpheus and Tryphena Smith, of St. Leonards-on-Sea, Sussex. Buried in CALAIS CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY, LEUBRINGHEN, Pas de Calais, France. Plot 7. Row C. Grave 9.

22 May 2004

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