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PEASMARSH WAR MEMORIAL

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1914-1918

ADDY

Albert

Probably Alfred George Addy, Private SD. 1947, 12th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action on the Somme at Becourt 9th September 1916. Born in Beckley and enlisted in Hastings. Next of kin, Peasmarsh. Commemorated on The Thiepval memorial MR. 21.

APPS

Percy [David Baldock]

Private SD. 2075, 12th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action near Ypres 2nd March 1917. Born in Robertsbridge and enlisted in Hastings. Next of kin residents of Hurst Green Included on Hurst Green Parish Church W. M. Buried in Maple Copse Cemetery, Zillebeke, Belgium B. 309

ASHDOWN.

Thomas [Charles]

Private SD. 2277, 7th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action 16th October 1918. Aged 21. Son of Richard & Elizabeth Ashdown of Bates Farm, Wittersham, Kent. Included on Wittersham W. M. Born in Peasmarsh and enlisted in Hastings. Buried in Orchard Dump Cemetery F. 777

ASHDOWN

William

Private G. 1392, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Reported killed in action near Richebourg 26th May 1915. Probably lost on the 9th May 1915. Born in Peasmarsh and enlisted in Hastings. Commemorated on The Le Touret Memorial MR. 22

BRANN

Walter [George]

Sapper 448726, 124th Field Company The Royal Engineers 38th Division. Died of wounds 7th November 1918. Aged 37. Son of Mr. & Mrs. George Brann of Flackley Ash Hill, Peasmarsh Born in Peasmarsh and enlisted in Rye. Buried in Mont Huon Military Cemetery, Le Treport. F. 13

BURNS

Alfred [W]

Private 509812, The Labour Corps Formerly with the Royal Garrison Artillery. Died at home 26th November 1918. Aged 37. Son of Mr. & Mrs. Peter Burns. Husband of Mrs. Emmie Burns of ‘The Hatches” Peasmarsh Born in Brighton. Buried in St. Peter & St. Paul Churchyard, Peasmarsh.

CLACY, MM

George [R]

Lance Corporal 39078, 1st Battalion, The Royal Berkshire Regiment. 2nd Division. Died on active service in Belgium after the Armistice 10th December 1918. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). Buried in Desnie Churchyard, Theux, Leige, Belgium.

CROUCH

Edward

Sergeant L. 8014, 2nd Battalion, The East Kent Regiment. 28th Division. Killed in action near Festubert 25th May 1915 Born in Peasmarsh and enlisted in Rye. Next of kin residents of Peasmarsh. Regular Soldier. Buried in Klein-Vierstraat British Cemetery, Kemmel, Belgium B. 102

CROUCH

Henry

Private 9923, 2nd Battalion, The East Lancashire Regiment. 8th Division. Died of wounds 23rd November 1914. Born in Peasmarsh and enlisted in Canterbury, Kent. Next of kin Peasmarsh. Buried in Estaires Communal Cemetery F. 768

DASHWOOD

Claude [Burrand Lewes]

Major, 9th Battalion, The Northumberland Fusiliers 17th Division. Died of wounds 26th April 1916. Buried in Bailleul Communal Cemetery F. 285.

ELDRIDGE

George

No further information currently

ETHERINGTON

Isaac

No further information currently

FIELD

Reginald [Edgar]

Private G. 12886, 1st Battalion, The East Kent Regiment. 6th Division. Killed in action on the Somme 18th October 1916. Aged 27. Son of Mr. & Mrs. E. H. Field of Shepherds Cottage, Peasmarsh Born in Peasmarsh and enlisted in Hastings Formerly with the 2/5th Battalion, The Royal Sussex. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial MR. 21

FURMINGER.

Frederick

Guardsman 11660, The Coldstream Guards The Guards Division. Wounded at Ypres and died on the 24th September 1917. Aged 27. Son of Alfred & Fanny Furminger of Peasmarsh. Born in Eastbourne and enlisted in Hull, Yorkshire. Buried in Dozinghem Military Cemetery, Belgium B. 16

GLADWISH

Arthur [Hugh Clare]

Sapper 534247, 491st (2nd Home Counties) Field Company, The Royal Engineers. 5th Division. Died at home 13th October 1918. Born in Rye and enlisted in Bexhill. Buried in St. Michaels Churchyard, Playden.

HOLDSTOCK

Frederick [Arthur]

Private 73471, The Labour Corps. Formerly with the Royal West Surreys. Killed in action during the March retreat on 23rd March 1918. Aged 26. Son of Nelson and Mary Holdstock of Golden Square, Tenterden, Kent Born in Tenterden and enlisted in Hastings. Commemorated on The Pozieres Memorial MR. 27

HUCKSTEPP

Albert

Private SD. 5175, 11th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action near Richebourg 22nd May 1916, Born in Peasmarsh and enlisted in Hastings Next of kin, Peasmarsh. Buried in Le Touret Military Cemetery, Mr. 727

MONK

James [William]

Private 1036, 4th Royal Irish Dragoons. Cavalry Division. Killed in action 3rd November 1914. Aged 30. Son of Mr. & Mrs. A. Monk of School Lane Peasmarsh Born in Guildford, Surrey and enlisted in Lydd, Kent. Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium MR. 29

MONK

Harry

Private G. 1390, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Died of wounds 20th January 1915. Aged 18. Son of Mrs. Annie Carman of Winchelsea Road, Rye Native of Horns Cross, Peasmarsh Born in Beckley and enlisted in Hastings. Buried in Beuvry Communal Cemetery F. 571

MORTLEY

Frank

Q. M. S. 14576, Lord Strathconas Horse, The Canadian Cavalry Brigade attached to the 3rd, Cavalry Division. Killed in action 4. 4. 18. Buried in Namps au Val British Cemetery F. 185

MURRELL

Alfred

Bombardier 93888, ‘B’ Battery, The Royal Field Artillery. Died at home 20th March 1917. Aged 21. Son of Frederick & Amy Murrell of Rye Foreign. Born in Rye and enlisted in Hastings. Buried in St. Peter & St. Paul Churchyard, Peasmarsh.

NEWSHAM

Percy [George]

Private 50247, 2nd Battalion, The Suffolk Regiment. 3rd Division. Died of wounds 29th June 1918. Aged 24. Son of William & Hannah Newsham of Peasmarsh Born in Peasmarsh and enlisted in Hastings. Buried in Pernes British Cemetery, F. 10

OFFEN

Albert

Driver 168908, 102nd Brigade The Royal Field Artillery Died of wounds 7th February 1917. Aged 27. Born in Peasmarsh and enlisted in Rye. Next of kin, Peasmarsh. Buried in Wimereux Communal Cemetery F. 64

PIPER

George [Norman]

Private L. 8140, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Killed in action on the Marne 10th September 1914. Aged 26. Regular Soldier. Born in Peasmarsh and enlisted in Rye. Commemorated on The Ferte Sous Jouarre Memorial MR. 15.

SINCLAIR

William

Second Lieutenant, 18th Battalion, The Kings Liverpool Regiment. 7th Division. Killed in action on the Somme with 21st Brigade 18th October 1916. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial. MR. 21

SMITH

Albert [Edward]

Private SD. 1847, 12th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action 2nd March 1917. Son of Jeremiah & Caroline Smith of Winton’s Cottages, Peasmarsh. Brother of Jeremiah Smith. Born in Peasmarsh and enlisted in Hastings. Buried in Maple Copse Cemetery, Zillebeke, Belgium. B. 309

SMITH

Arthur [Thomas]

Private L. 10556, 7th Battalion, The Royal West Kent Regiment. 18th Division. Attached to the 55th Company The Machine Gun Corps. Killed in action at Montauban on the Somme 1st July 1916. Born in Peasmarsh and enlisted in Warrington, Lancashire. Buried in Dantzig Alley British Cemetery, Mametz F. 397

SMITH

Jeremiah

Private SD. 1550, 12th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Died of wounds 13th July 1916. Aged 27. Son of Jeremiah & Caroline Smith of Winton’s Cottages, Peasmarsh. Brother of Albert Smith. Born in Peasmarsh & Enlisted in Hastings. Buried in Wimereux Communal Cemetery. F. 64.

SMITH

Frank

Private 14771, 2nd Battalion, The Hampshire Regiment. 29th Division. Killed in action on Gallipoli. 6th August 1915. Born in Peasmarsh and enlisted in Andover, Hampshire. Husband of Mrs. E. Smith of Wherwell near Andover. Buried in Twelve Tree Copse. Gallipoli. Ga. 6.

TOLHURST

Charles

Probably Charles Alfred Tolhurst, Private L. 7881, 1st Battalion, The East Kent Regiment. 6th Division. Killed in action at Ypres 19th December 1914. Regular Soldier. Born in Kingsdown near Sittingbourne and enlisted in Canterbury. Next of kin, Kingsdown. Peasmarsh Connection unknown. Buried in Y Farm Military Cemetery, Bois Grenier F. 276

WALTERS

Harold [George]

Lance Corporal SD. 2002, 11th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action at St. Julian on the first day of Third Ypres 31st July 1917. Aged 25. Son of Charles & Martha Waters of Virginia Cottage, Peasmarsh. Born in Ewhurst and enlisted in Hastings. Included on Rye W. M. Buried in Buffs Road Cemetery, Belgium. B. 94

Last updated: 11 January, 2006

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