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RIPE WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Chris Comber 2006

ripe is a small Downland village to the north west of Eastbourne. The memorial can be found in the grounds of the parish Church of St John the Baptist. Listed on the Celtic Cross at the entrance of the Churchyard there are ten names for WW1 and 4 for WW2. There is a list of those who served in the Church. .

Photographs Copyright © Chris Comber 2005

TO THE
GLORY OF GOD
AND IN
UNDYING MEMORY
OF OUR BROTHERS
WHO
SACRIFICED ALL
FOR ENGLAND
AND DUTY
1914 - 1918

CLEGG-HILL

The Hon Arthur Reginald

Lieutenant Colonel commanding officer of the 12th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. 22nd Division. Balkan Front, Macedonia. Killed in action 18 September 1918. Aged 41. Son of Viscount Rowland Clegg-Hill 3rd Viscount Hill, and Viscountess Hill of Hawkstone Hall Marchamley, Shropshire. Husband of Evelyn Clegg-Hill of Edbury Street, Westminster London SW1. Commemorated on The Doiran Memorial, Macedonia, Greece.

DANN

Robert

Private 44014, 9th Battalion, Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. 21st Division. Killed in action near Arras 9 April 1917. Aged 26. Son of William (local butcher) & Sabina Dann of Ripe. Born in Ripe and enlisted in Eastbourne. Formerly with the Royal Artillery. Buried in Wancourt British Cemetery

FUNNELL

William Stephen

Private 1060100, 12th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died of wounds in military hospital at Wimereux 28 August 1917. Aged 20. Formerly G/20619 The Royal Sussex Son of Stephen & Mercy Funnell of Ripe. Born in Ripe and enlisted in Eastbourne. Buried in Wimereux Communal Cemetery

GILBERT

William

Private G/2921, 9th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment 24th. Division. Killed in action at Arras 13 April 1917. Aged 25 Son of Alice & John Gilbert of Church Road, Ripe. Born in Ripe and enlisted in Lewes. Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial Ypres, Belgium

GROVER

Henry

Private G/4945, 9th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment 24th Division. Killed in action near Hooge in the Ypres Salient 23 March 1916. Aged 35. Born in Laughton and enlisted in Brighton. Local milkman. Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial Ypres, Belgium

HACK

Roland Lucius

Private G/18097, 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action on the Somme 19 October 1916. Aged 30. Son of Arthur (Retired Police Sergeant) & Elizabeth Hack of Eakington House, Ripe. Born in Lewes and enlisted in Eastbourne. Carter on a Farm. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial

HACK

Ernest Arthur

Gunner 147330, 12th Mountain Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action in Palestine 30 March 1918. Aged 35. Son of Arthur & Elizabeth Hack of Eakington House, Ripe. Gardener. Born in Falmer and enlisted in Eastbourne. Commemorated on The Jerusalem Memorial

HACK

Clifford

Lance Corporal 26836, 7th Battalion. Wiltshire Regiment. 50th Northumbrian Division. Killed in action near Gouy 7 October 1918. Aged 22. Son of Arthur & Elizabeth Hack of Eckington House, Ripe. Born in Ripe and enlisted in Uckfield. Formerly Royal Sussex. Buried in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Gouy

HOAD

Frank Albert

Sergeant SD/429, 11th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action at Beaucourt Ridge 3 September 1916. Aged 28. Son of Mr N. & Mrs M.A. Hoad of Ripe. Born in Battle and enlisted in Eastbourne. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial

MASTERS

James

Gunner 70923, "A" Battery, Royal Field Artillery. 168th Brigade. Died of wounds 2 July 1918. Aged 25. Son of James & Alice Masters of Darp Farm Ripe. Born and enlisted in Brighton. Buried in St. Hilaire Cemetery Extension, Frevent

1939-1945

FRENCH

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FRENCH

Ronald James

Marine PLY/X/3790, Gunner, HMS "Illustrious", Royal Marine Detachment. Killed in action when the Aircraft Carrier was badly damaged by German Aircraft in The Mediterranean. 10 January 1941. Aged 19. Son of Charles & Edith Emily French of Ripe Commemorated on The Plymouth Naval Memorial

PUTTICK

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TREWBY

John Preston

Flying Officer Royal Air Force 99 Bomber Squadron (Wellington 1A N2911 LN Operating from Newmarket, Cambridgeshire Shot down by Me 109's over the island of Wangerooge off the German coast 14 December 1939. Crew of 6 all lost, plus 5 more aircraft from 99 Squadron in the same operation. Son of The Rev. Norman and Mrs Maria Trewby of Framfield. John Trewby was 26 Commemorated on The Runnymede Memorial

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