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RYE WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Chris Comber 2007

Rye war memorial can be found in the south-east corner of the grounds of St Mary's Church, Rye. There is an illuminated list of choiristers inside the Parish Church of St. Mary’s with names of 5 men who died in World War 1 who are incorporated in the main memorial. The main memorial cross stands in the Churchyard overlooking the sea and bears the names and initials of 145 men from the First War and 48 from the Second plus one from the Gulf War not transcribed here. It takes the form of a two-stepped base surmounted by two stone blocks, a plinth and a tapering shaft with a cross of sacrifice with a metal sword on the face of the cross with the inscription carved into the sides of the blocks. The memorial was unveiled by Lord Leconfield and dedicated by the Rev. A P Howes on 19th October 1919; the sculptor was Sir Reginald Blomfield. The World War 2 names include eight civilian air raid casualties and one member of the Home Guard.

Photographs Copyright © Chris Comber 2007

IN MEMORY OF THE OFFICERS AND MEN
FROM RYE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
IN THE GREAT WAR
MCMXIV - MCMXIX

1914-1919

ADAMS

Joseph

Second Lieutenant 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Killed in action on the Somme 23 July 1916. Son of Mr & Mrs J. Adams of Rye. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial.

ADES

Alfred

Private 14805, 1st Battalion, Royal West Surrey Regiment. 33rd Division. Died of wounds during the March retreat 21 March 1918. Aged 39. Husband of Mrs Emily Ades of 6, Hylands Yard, Rye. Born in Bexley and enlisted in Rye. Buried in Nine Elms British Cemetery Poperinghe, Belgium.

AITKEN’

James Samuel

Private G/562, 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action at Arras 3 May 1917. Aged 29. Son of Robert & Cecilia Aitken of 5, Wellington Terrace, Military Road, Rye. Born in Hammersmith and enlisted in Hastings. Commemorated on Arras Memorial.

ALLEN

Herbert Mortley

Sapper 140856, 286th A. T. Company, Royal Engineers. Died at home 14 February 1916. Aged 31. Son of Mr & Mrs Charles Robert Allen of 8, Church Square, Rye. Husband of Beatrice Allen of 11, Ruskin Street, Belvedere, Kent. Born in Rye and enlisted in Hastings. Buried in Fort Pitt Military cemetery, Rochester, Kent

ALLEN

Percy

Second Lieutenant, 59th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action near Ypres 4 October 1917. Aged 21. Son of Thomas & Frances Allen of "Allenholme" Duke of Manchester Drive, Leigh on Sea, Essex. Included on Brede Parish Church War Memorial. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium.

ASHENDEN

Frank

Private G/16494 9th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 24th Division. Died of wounds suffered at Messines 8 June 1917. Aged 41. Husband of Mrs Ellen Frances Ashenden of 6, Tillingham Villas, Rye. Enlisted in Hastings. Buried in Mendinghem Military Cemetery, Belgium.

AXELL

Gilbert

Private 41489, (Depot), Norfolk Regiment. Formerly with the Northamptonshire Regiment. Son of Frank & Harriett Axell of Heathfield. Born in Heathfield (Medal Rolls and 1901 census) No CWGC or SDGW details.

AXTELL

Sydney

Private G/4638, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Killed in action at Richebourg L’Avoue 9 May 1915 Aged 20. Son of Mr & Mrs John Axtell, later of 57, Calvert Road, Greenwich. Born in Rye and enlisted in Brighton. Buried in Rue De Bois Military Cemetery, Fleurbaix.

AXTELL

William Henry

Private TF/240646, 1/5th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 48th Division. Killed in action near Ypres 7 August 1917. Aged 20. Son of William & Jane Axtell of "Anchorlee" South Undercliffe, Rye. Enlisted in Hastings. Buried in Duhallow A. D. S, Cemetery, Ypres, Belgium.

BAGOT

Frederick Spencer Wellesley

Private G/18180, 13th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action on the Somme 21 October 1916. Aged 26. Son of Mr & Mrs Arthur Bagot of Rye. Enlisted in Hastings. Buried in Grandcourt Road Cemetery.

BAKER

John William Henry

Private G/6950, 1st Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment. 5th Division. Killed in action near Ypres 4 October 1917. Aged 25. Son of John Henry & Minnie Baker of 2, Magdala Terrace, Ferry Road, Rye. Enlisted in Hythe, Kent. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium.

BARNES

Alfred

Gunner 102145, 195th Siege Battery, Royal Artillery. Killed in action 26 September 1918. Born in Brede and enlisted in Hastings. Buried in Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun

BAYLEY

Thomas William

Corporal G/84, 6th Battalion, East Kent Regiment. 12th Division. Died of wounds suffered at Loos 16 October 1915. Born in Rye and enlisted in Folkestone, Kent. Buried in Lillers Communal Cemetery

BENNETT

William

Lance Corporal TF/240402, 1/5th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 48th Division. Died of wounds near Ypres 12 October 1917 Aged 29. Son of Joseph Bayley Bennett & Hannah Bennett of Rye. Husband of Anne Bennett of 4, Wish Ward, Rye. Born in Rye and enlisted in Hastings. Buried in Dozinghem Military Cemetery Belgium.

BLACKHALL

Hugh Bert

Engineman 3790/ES, H.M. Drifter "Seaflower", Royal Naval Reserve Died 4 November 1918. Aged 29. Son of Mr & Mrs Thomas Blackhall of Rye. Husband of Mrs Agnes Blackhall of 4, Lower Street, Rye. Buried in Rye Cemetery.

BLACKMAN

John Stephen George

Private TF/240116, 1/5th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 48th Division. Wounded at Ypres and died on the 7 August 1917. Aged 22. Son of John & Margaret Blackman of Ferry Road, Rye. Born and enlisted in Rye. Buried in Duhallow A. D. S. Cemetery Ypres, Belgium

BONE

David

Lance Corporal L/7608, 2nd Battalion, East Kent Regiment. 28th Division. Killed in action at Loos 28 September 1915. Aged 31. Husband of Mrs Emma Amelia Bone of South Undercliffe, Rye. Born in Rye and enlisted in Canterbury. Regular Soldier. Commemorated on Loos Memorial

BOREHAM

George Thomas

Second Hand, H. M. Trawler "Margaret" of Rye, Mercantile Marine.. Lost on the 17th December 1916 Aged 51. Husband of Mrs Edith Anna Boreham of 6, Adelaide Terrace, Rye. Born in Hastings. Commemorated on Tower Hill Memorial

BOURNE

William

Private G/2142, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Killed in action at Richebourg L’Avoue 9 May 1915. Aged 26. Son of Mrs Harriett Smith of 12, Mermaid Street, Rye. Born and enlisted in Rye. Commemorated on Le Touret Memorial

BRACKPOOL

Alfred George

Private SD/1007, 11th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action on the Rue De Bois 30 June 1916 Aged 26. Son of Alfred & Susannah Brackpool of 7, Western Place, Rye. Born in Lowestoft and enlisted in Hastings Included on Sidley Parish Church War Memorial. Buried in St. Vaast Post Military Cemetery.

BRAY

Jack

Rifleman 4294, 1st Battalion, Kings Royal Rifle Corps 2nd Division. Killed in action near Bethune 10 March 1915. Born and enlisted in Rye. Next of kin Newhaven Commemorated on Le Touret Memorial

BRAZIL

George Thomas

Private L/10159 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Wounded at Richebourg L’Avoue and died the following day 10 May 1915. Aged 21. Son of John & Rose Edith Brazil of Hazel Grove, Dew Farm, Peasmarsh. Born in Northiam and enlisted in Rye. Buried in Bethune Town Cemetery

BRAZIL

John Henry

Private TF/3743, 1/5th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 48th Division. Killed in action at Martinpuich Church 14 November 1916. Aged 19. Next of kin as above. Born in Northiam & enlisted in Rye. Included on Iden Parish Church War Memorial. Buried in Martinpuich British Cemetery

BREEDS

Alfred

Carpenter, S.S. "Baku Standard" (Swansea), Mercantile Marine Lost when the steamer was torpedoed by a U-boat off Tod Head, Scotland 11 February 1918. Aged 34. Son of Mr & Mrs William Breeds. Husband of Mrs Norah Breeds of Poplar, East London. Born in Rye Commemorated on Tower Hill Memorial London.

BRITT

Albert

Private TF/1337, 1/5th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Killed in action at Richebourg L’Avoue 9 May 1915. Aged 21. Son of Mr Britt & Mrs Jane Britt of 4, Wish Ward Street, Rye. Born and enlisted in Rye. Commemorated on Le Touret Memorial

BRITT

Ward

Sapper 783, 2nd Home Counties Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died of wounds in base hospital at Boulogne 26 April 1915. aged21. Son of William & Julia Britt of 5, Claremont Road, Sidley. Born in Robertsbridge and enlisted in Bexhill. Buried in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery

BROOMAN

Horace

Corporal G/7418, 8th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment. 24th Division. Killed in action near Ypres 26 July 1917 Aged 31. Son of Spencer & Angela Brooman of Rye. Born in East Guldeford and enlisted in Chichester. Formerly with the Royal Sussex. Employee of Horrells the chemist Commemorated on Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium

BULL

William Alfred

Stoker 1st Class CH/280624 Royal Navy HMS "Hogue". Lost when the armoured cruiser was torpedoed by U 9 off the Dutch Coast 22 September 1914. Regular Commemorated on Chatham Naval Memorial

BUSS

Harry

Private, 22531, 1st Battalion, Border Regiment. 29th Division. Killed in action during the German April offensive near Ypres 13 April 1918. Next of kin residents of Rye. Born in Rye and enlisted in Sheerness, Kent. Buried in Anzac Cemetery, Sailly sur la Lys.

BUSS

John Alfred

Private L/10934, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Killed in action on the Somme near Bazebtin le Petit 20 August 1916. Born in Croydon and enlisted in Hastings. Next of kin, residents of Rye. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial

BUTCHERS

Ernest

Rifleman S/37684, 13th Battalion, Rifle Brigade. 37th Division. Killed in action during the Battle of Amiens 23 August 1918. Aged 39. Son of James & Eliza Butchers of 9, Middle Row, Winchelsea Road, Rye. Born in Bramber & Enlisted in Hastings. Buried in Aichet le Grand Communal Cemetery Extension.

CARE

Albert William

Private G/14487, 8th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 18th Division. Pioneer Battalion. Died of wounds 30 April 1918 Aged 25. Son of William & Ellen Care of Brook House, Fairfield, Brookland, Kent. Born in Brookland & enlisted in Dover. Included on Brookland Parish Church War Memorial. Buried in Sains Du Nord Communal Cemetery

CHANTLER

Godfrey

Private G/40302, 4th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. 37th Division. Died of wounds 24 July 1918. Born St. Mary’s Kent and enlisted in Chichester, next of kin residents of Rye. Formerly with the Royal Sussex. Buried in St. Amand British Cemetery.

CHILTON

Frederick James

Company, Sergeant Major 9561 3rd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers 28th Division. Killed in action near Ypres 24 May 1915. Born in Colchester, Essex and enlisted in London. Commemorated on Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium

CLARK or CLARKE

Charles Cecil

Private TF/201914, 1/4th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 53rd, Division. Died in military hospital in Egypt 18 May 1917. Born and enlisted in Rye. Buried in Kantara War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt

CLARKE

Philip George

First Engineer, Steam Trawler "Cassiopeia" Grimsby, Mercantile Marine Died on the 6 November 1915. Aged 42. Husband of Mrs P. G. Clarke of 76, Guildford Street, Grimsby. Born in Rye. Commemorated on Tower Hill Memorial, London

COLE

Humphrey Theodore Shuldham

Second Lieutenant, 1/19th Battalion, London Regiment. 47th London Division. Killed in action 12 February 1917. Son of Canon T. E. F. Cole and Mrs E. M. Cole, later of Longford Rectory, Shropshire. Rye connection unknown. Buried in Varennes Military Cemetery

COLEBROOKE

William Henry Kent

Private 247, Royal Canadian Dragoons, Canadian Cavalry Brigade. Died of wounds on the Somme 16 August 1916. Aged 29. Son of William & Mary Colebrooke of Watchbell Street, Rye. Husband of Beatrice Ellen Colebrooke of Ivy Villa, Wish Street, Rye. Buried in Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension

COULDREY

Walter William

Private 8767, 2nd Battalion, Royal Berkshire Regiment. 8h. Division. Killed in action near Ypres 25 September 1915. Born in Oxford and enlisted in London. Next of kin residents of Oxford Commemorated on Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium

CURD

Horace

Sergeant L/8500, 1st Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Indian Army. Died of disease in India Aged 30. Son of Mr & Mrs E. Curd of 18, Russell Street, Hastings. Regular soldier born in Rye and enlisted in Chichester. Buried in Peshawar Cemetery and Commemorated on Delhi Memorial, India

CURD

W

Possibly Sapper 614242, 42nd Army Troops Company, Royal Engineers. Died in Haifa 24 October 191920. Buried in Haifa, War Cemetery, Israel

DUNGATE

Thomas Edward

Private L/9757, 2nd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment. 6th Indian Division. Died of wounds in captivity suffered during the siege of Kut El Amara 22 March 1917. Son of Mr & Mrs M. A. Dungate of Cinque Ports Square, Rye. Born in Hartfield and enlisted in Rye. Buried in Bagdhad North Gate Cemetery Iraq.

DUNK

Alfred James

Sapper 140244, 154 Field Company, Royal Engineers. 37th Division. Killed in action near Thiepval 14 November 1916. Born in Rye and enlisted in Hastings Next of kin residents of Rye. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

DUNK

J

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DUNSTER

Archibald Frank

Private TF/2070, 1/5th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Died of wounds 21 March 1915. Aged 25. Son of Frank Charles & Lottie Dunster of Rye. Born in Rye & enlisted in Hastings. Buried in Bethune Town Cemetery

ELDRIDGE

William Henry

Fireman, Steam Trawler "Margaret" (Rye), Mercantile Marine. Lost 17 December 1916. Aged 46. Husband of Elizabeth Eldridge of 9, Spring Crescent, Military Road, Rye. Born in Udimore. Commemorated on Tower Hill Memorial.

ELLIOTT

George D.

Private G/55331, 10th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers 37th Division. Died of wounds 9 October 1918. Son of Frank & Louisa Elliott of 4, Cinque Ports Street, Rye. Born in Rye and enlisted in St. Pancras, London. Resident of Islington. Formerly with the Royal Army Service Corps. Buried in Beaulencourt British Cemetery, Ligny Thilloy.

ELLIOTT

Ernest William

Private SD/5055, 11th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action on Becourt Ridge 3 September 1916. Son of Frank & Louisa Elliott of 4, Cinque Ports Street, Rye. Born in Rye and enlisted in Hastings. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

ELLIOTT

Frank Alfred Richard

Private TF/3261189, 1/8th Battalion, Royal Scots Pioneer Battalion, 51st Highland Division. Killed in action near Ypres 4 August 1917. Aged 21. Son of Frank & Louisa Elliott of 4, Cinque Ports Street, Rye. (Later of 2, Seymour Place) Formerly with the Royal Sussex. Born in Rye and enlisted in Hastings. Commemorated on Menin Gate Memorial Ypres, Belgium

FELLOWS

George

Private 2030, 35th Battalion, Australian Infantry, 9th Brigade. 3rd Australian Division. Killed in action 5 April 1918 Aged 21. Son of Mr & Mrs George Fellows of Ferry House, Rye. Buried in Villers Bretonneux Military Cemetery

FOORD

William John

Skipper, H.M. Trawler "Margaret" (Rye), Mercantile Marine Lost when the trawler struck a mine in Rye Bay 17 December 1916. Aged 40. Son of Mr & Mrs William John Foord Husband of Mrs Elizabeth Foord of 25, Mann Street, Hastings. Commemorated on Tower Hill Memorial, London

FOWLE

George

Private L/7956, 1st Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment. 5th Division. Died of wounds 2 September 1916. Aged 25. Son of George & Laura Fowle of 2, Landgate Square, Rye. Born in Lydd, Kent and enlisted in Rye. Buried in La Neuville British Cemetery, Corbie

FOWLE

Richard

Australian Expeditionary Force. Reported locally as killed in action in France late in 1917. Son of George & Laura Fowle of 2, Landgate Square Rye. Husband of Mrs Richard Fowle of Australia. Left one child. Born in Lydd, Kent. Aged 31 and brother of George Fowle. No record with CWGC or of an R. Fowle in Australian Records.

GLADWISH

Arthur Hugh Clare

Sapper 534247, 401st Field Company, the Royal Engineers. Died at home 18 October 1918. Born in Rye and enlisted in Bexhill Bur St Michaels Churchyard, Playden

GOLDEN

Alfred William

Second Lieutenant, 9th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 24th Division. Killed in action during the March Retreat 25 March 1918. Son of Frank & Bessie Golden of 86, High Street, Rye, Formerly the CQMS of the 1/5th Battalion, Commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial

GOODWIN

Herbert William

Private G/40308, 16th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. 33rd Division. Died of wounds 6 February 1917. Aged 32. Born in Playden and enlisted in Chichester Next of kin, residents of Rye. Formerly with the Royal Sussex. Buried in Grove town Cemetery, Meaulte

HARMAN

Alfred James

Rifleman 48750, 2/10th Battalion, London Regiment (Hackney) 58th London Division. Killed in action 9 August 1918. Aged 18. Son of Alfred & Charlotte Harman of Rye, later of Dover, Kent. Born in Rye and enlisted in Brighton Formerly with the Rifle Brigade. Commemorated on Vis En Artois Memorial

HEASMAN

Albert Arthur

Corporal TF/204464, 1st Battalion, East Kent Regiment. 6th Division. Killed in action 25 October 1918 Aged 21. Son of Mr & Mrs William Heasman of 1, Cadborough Villas, Rye. Born in Burham, Kent & enlisted in Chelsea, West London. Buried in St. Souplet British Cemetery.

HEASMAN

Frederick Bertram

Guardsman 16215, 2nd Battalion, Grenadier Guards 2nd Division. Killed in action at Ypres 21 October 1914. Aged 24. Son of Frederick William & Mary Anne Heasman of 9, Eagle Road, Rye. Born in Rye and enlisted in Dover. Commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium.

HICKS

James Thomas William

Private TF/1849, 1/5th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Wounded at Richebourg on the 9 May 1915 and died on the 24 May 1915 Aged 20. Son of Albert & Emma Hicks of "Homelands"’ Cadborough Road, Rye. Born and enlisted in Rye. Buried in Bethune Town Cemetery.

HILDER

James

Cook, H.M. Trawler "Margaret" (Rye), Mercantile Marine. Lost when the Trawler was mined in Rye Bay 17 December 1916. Aged 37. Son of James & Naomi Hilder. Husband of Eliza Hilder of South Undercliffe, Rye. Born in Rye. Brother of John Hilder. Commemorated on Tower Hill Memorial London

HILDER

John

Fisherman, H. M. Trawler "Margaret" (Rye), Mercantile Marine. Lost when the Trawler was mined in Rye Bay 17 December 1916. Aged 33. Son of James & Naomi Hilder. Husband of Kate Rose Hilder of South Undercliffe, Rye. Born on Rye. Brother of James Hilder Commemorated on the Tower Hill Memorial London

HOAD

Percy Ewart

Private TF/2196, 1/5th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Killed in action 28 July 1915. Aged 17. Son of Mrs Sarah Parsons of "The White Cottage" Ferry Road, Strand, Rye, and the late Mr Hoad. Born in Wittersham, Kent & enlisted in Hastings. Buried in Labourse Communal Cemetery

HOLDSTOCK

Frank

Private G/2098, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Killed in action at Loos 25 September 1915. Aged 25. Son of Edward & Anne Holdstock of 11, Richmond Villas, Rye. Born and enlisted in Rye. Commemorated on Loos Memorial.

HOOK

Frederick

Private G/11839, 7th Battalion, East Kent Regiment. 18th Division. Taken prisoner and died in captivity in Germany 10 July 1918. Born in Rye and enlisted in Hastings. Buried in Berlin South West Cemetery, Germany.

HOOK

Frederick Victor

Private SD/1953, 11th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action at Becourt 3 September 1916. Aged 27. Son of George & Mary Hook. Born and enlisted in Hastings. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

HOOK

William George

Private G/16431, 13th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action at Ypres 2 August 1917. Aged 24. Husband of Mrs Lily Hook of 2, Cadborough Road, Rye. Born in Rye and enlisted in Hastings. Commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium.

HUGGETT

Alfred

Private 47933, 3/5th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers 66th Division. Killed in action at Passchendaele 19 November 1917. Born in Rye and enlisted in Hastings. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Ypres, Belgium

HUGGETT

George

Private TF/2811, 1/5th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Killed in action at Richebourg L’Avoue 9 May 1915. Aged 25 Enlisted in Hastings. Included on New Romney (Kent) Parish Church War Memorial Commemorated on Le Touret Memorial

HUMPHREYS, MC

Frederick Charles

Second Lieutenant, 8th Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry 37th Division. Killed in action near Ypres 4 October 1917. Aged 37. Son of Mr & Mrs F. L. Humphreys of 13, Rotherfield Avenue, Hastings. Educated at Charterhouse School. Formerly of Montevideo, Uruguay, South America. Formerly with Royal Sussex Regiment. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium. See also Charterhouse War Memorial

HUMPHREYS

Guy Harratt

Private TF/252124, 3rd Battalion, London Regiment (The Royal Fusiliers) Killed in action 8 March 1918. Aged 34. Son of Mr & Mrs F. L. Humphreys of Montevideo late of Longer House, Rye. Brother of Frederick Charles Humphreys. Buried in Roclincourt Military Cemetery

JAMESON

Anthony Mildmay

Second Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion, Leinster Regiment. 24th Division. Killed in action on the Somme 1 September 1916 Aged 28. Son of Major T. M. & Mrs Lena Jameson of Rye later of "Moorstock" Sellindge, Kent. Buried in Quarry Cemetery, Montauban

JAMESON

James Bruce

Lieutenant, Number 48 Squadron (Bristol Fighters), Royal Air Force. Killed in action 24 August 1918. Aged 24. Son of Major T. M. & Mrs Lena Jameson of Rye, later of "Moorstock," Sellindge, Kent. Buried in Villers Bretonneux Military Cemetery

JARRETT

Charles

Private TF/2185, 1/5th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Killed in action 29 April 1915. Aged 18. Son of George & Jane Jarrett of "The Mint" Rye. Born and enlisted in Rye. Buried in Cabaret Rouge British Cemetery

JARRETT

Frederick Henry

Private TF/1439, 1/5th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Wounded at Richebourg on the 9 May 1915 and died at St. Omer 11 May 1915. Aged 20. Son of George & Jane Jarrett of "The Mint" Rye. Born and enlisted in Rye. Buried in Longuenesse Souvenir Cemetery St. Omer

JARRETT

William

Private G/15448, 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action during the March retreat 27 Mrach 1918. Aged 33. Born in Rye and enlisted in Grimsby, Lincs Commemorated on Pozieres Memorial

JEMPSON

William Henry

Gunner 168846, "D" Battery, 152nd Brigade Royal Field Artillery. 34th Division. Killed in action 13 April 1918. Aged 22. Son of Mr & Mrs Jempson of Hastings. Born in Hastings and enlisted in St. Leonard’s. Included on the Hastings War Memorial. Buried in Le Grand Hasard Military Cemetery Morbecque

JEWHURST

Alfred Wiliiam

Private L/9705, 2nd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment. 6th Indian Division. Mesopotamia Killed in action during the siege of Kut el Amara 1 January 1917. Aged 26. Son of Mr & Mrs Leadbetter of 28, Cinque Port Street, Rye. Born in Beckley and enlisted in Maidstone, Kent. Regular soldier. Commemorated on Basra Memorial Iraq.

JONES

Alan Stoakes-

Corporal 19970, 2nd Battalion, Australian Infantry, 1st Australian Division. Killed in action at Bullecourt 6 May 1917. Aged 28 Sixth son of Mr & Mrs Edward Percy Stoakes-Jones of 20, Watchbell Street, Rye. Commemorated on Villers Bretonneux Memorial.

STOAKES-JONES

Basil Victor

Private 190, Canadian Army Service Corps Died in Toronto, Ontario, Canada 3 February 1915. Aged 27. Son of Mr & Mrs Edward Percy Stoakes-Jones of 20, Watchbell Street, Rye. Buried in Toronto (Prospect) Cemetery, Ontario, Canada

JORDAN

Charles James

Private 24916, 4th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. 37th Division. Died of wounds 20 July 1917. Aged 33. Son of Herbert & Frances Jordan of 4, Sloan Terrace, Ferry Road, Rye. Born in Rye and enlisted in Maidstone. Resident of Tonbridge. Manager of International Stores, Tonbridge. Included on Tonbridge War Memorial. Buried in Hazebrouck Communal Cemetery.

JORDAN

George Henry

Lance Corporal TF/1791, 1/5th Battalion, East Kent Regiment. 7th Indian Division, Mesopotamia. Killed in action in Mesopotamia 7 January 1916. Aged 25. Son of Herbert & Frances Jordan of 4, Sloan Terrace, Ferry Road, Rye. Born in Rye and enlisted in Cranbrook, Kent. Brother of Charles Jordan. Buried in Amara War Cemetery, Iraq.

JOY

Arthur

Private TF/1771, 1/5th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Pioneer Battalion, of the 48th Division. Died 12 February 1916. Aged 22. Son of Mr & Mrs James Joy of Rye. Born and enlisted in Rye. Buried in Villers Bocage Communal Cemetery Extension.

JUDGE

Henry Thomas

Private SD/5134, 11th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Died of wounds 5 September 1916. Aged 25. Son of George & Fanny Judge of Rye. Born in Maidstone and enlisted in Hastings. Buried in Couin British Cemetery

KENNARD

Henry Edwin James

Private 3553, 2nd Battalion, Australian Infantry 1st Australian Division. Killed in action near Pozieres 24 July 1916. Aged 18. Son of Mr & Mrs Henry Richard Kennard of 13, West Street, Rye. Emigrated to Australia in 1914. Resident of Bobbin Flat, New South Wales. Farm hand Educated at Rye, and member of the local Sea Scouts. Born in Hastings Commemorated on the Villers Bretonneux Memorial.

KIMPTON

Frank

possibly Captain, Royal Engineers. Died in Mesopotamia 14 March 1919. Local knowledge needed. Buried in Basra War Cemetery, Iraq.

LARKIN

Percy

Sergeant 8346, 2nd Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. 29th Division. Killed in action at Arras 23 April 1917. Aged 30. Husband of Margaret Larkin of 24, Church Square, Rye. Born in Hastings and enlisted in Rye. Commemorated on Arras Memorial

LAWRENCE

Herbert Harry

Private 27400, 6th Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry 14th Light Division. Killed in action at Arras 9 April 1917. Aged 36. Son of David & Matilda Lawrence of Winchelsea. Husband of Hilda Lilian Lawrence of 14, Mermaid Street, Rye. Born in Winchelsea and enlisted in Rye. Buried in Tigris Lane Cemetery, Wancourt.

LEADBETTER

Frederick George

Private TF/240780 2/5th Battalion, Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry 62nd Division. Killed in action near Arras 3 May 1917. Enlisted in South Kirby, Yorkshire Connection with Rye unknown Commemorated on Arras Memorial

LLOYD, DSC and Bar

Maurice Charles Humphrey

Sub Lieutenant, HMS "Hindustan", Royal Navy. Died on active service (Zeebruge Raid?) 24 April 1918. Aged 20. Son of Lt Colonel Charles Paterson Lloyd & Mrs Aileen Rosa Lloyd of 28, Church Square, Rye. Born in Exning, Suffolk. Buried in St. James Cemetery, Dover, Kent

LUCK

Percy

Company Quarter Master Sergeant 5534, 2/6th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. 48th Division. Killed in action 5 July 1917. Born in Playden and enlisted in Rye. Formerly Royal Sussex. Included on Playden Parish Church War Memorial. Buried in Rue de Bacquerot No 1 Military Cemetery, Laventie

MAGRATH

Sidney

Private G/24402, 10th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment. 41st Division. Killed in action 23 March 1918. Brother of Mrs K. Busbridge of 5, Spring Crescent, Military Road, Rye. Born in Rye and enlisted in Hastings. Commemorated on Arras Memorial

MARSH

William James

Private SD/3387, 13th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action during the March retreat 21 March 1918. Aged 34. Born in Hollingbourne, Kent and enlisted in Eastbourne. Waiter. Included on Eastbourne War Memorial. Commemorated on Pozieres Memorial

MARTIN

Alfred

Engineer, H.M. Trawler "Margaret" (Rye), Mercantile Marine. Lost when the trawler was mined in Rye Bay 17 December 1916. Aged 37. Husband of Charlotte Ellen Martin of 9, Church Square, Rye. Born in Rye. Commemorated on Tower Hill Memorial

MARTIN

Thomas

Gunner 772003, 223rd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds in base hospital at Etaples 24 March 1918. Aged 26. Son of Mr & Mrs Martin of Rye. Born and enlisted in Rye. Buried in Etaples Military Cemetery

MCKENZIE

Gordon William

Second Lieutenant, No 7 Artillery Observation Squadron (RE 8’s), Royal Flying Corps. Shot down and killed in action 20 September 1918 Aged 19. Son of Councillor Richard Daniel and Mrs Lily May McKenzie of "The Queens Head" Hotel, Rye. Buried in Mendinghem British Cemetery Belgium

MITTELL

Walter John

Sergeant GS/489, 9th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 24th Division. Killed in action on the Somme near Guillemont 18 August 1916. Aged 38. Son of Edwin & Harriett Mittell (Farmers) of Tenterden. Born in Ebony, Kent and enlisted in Chichester. Special Reservist Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

MUSHETT

Frank

Private TF/1730 1/5th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Wounded near Bethune and died in base hospital at Boulogne on the 17 April 1915 Aged 21. Son of Henry & Mary Mushett of Ferry Road, Rye. Born and enlisted in Rye. Buried in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery.

NEVE

William John

Sergeant TF/344, 1/5th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Killed in action at Richebourg L’Avoue 9 May 1915. Aged 28. Son of James & Emily Neve of Leasam Farm, Playden. Born in Rye Foreign and enlisted in Rye. Included on Playden Parish Church War Memorial. Commemorated on Le Touret Memorial

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Richard Frank

Private TF/2848, 1/5th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 48th Division (Pioneers). Killed in action on the Somme 21 August 1916 Aged 18. Son of Mr & Mrs R. T. Page of 4, St. Margaret’s Terrace, Rye, Enlisted in Hastings. Buried in Aveluy Wood Communal Cemetery Extension.

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William Henry

Private TF/3196, 1/5th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 48th Division (Pioneers). Died of wounds in base hospital at Etaples 17 August 1916. Aged 16. Son of Edward John & Emily Jane Page of Rye. Born in Rye and enlisted in Hastings. Buried in Etaples Military Cemetery

PAYNE

Harold George

Private TF/1753, 1/5th Battalion, Royal West Surrey Regiment. 12th Indian Division, Mesopotamia Killed in action 14 January 1916. Aged 23. Son of Joseph & Gulielcha Payne of "Rosslyn" Ferry Road, Rye. Born in Camberwell and enlisted in Reigate, Surrey. Commemorated on Basra Memorial, Iraq

PEPLOW

Walter Edward Westwood

Private 35463, 2nd Battalion, Essex Regiment. 4th Division. Killed in action near Arras 11 April 1917. Aged 39. Son of Mr & Mrs Edward Peplow of Rye. Husband of Alice Ellen Peplow of 27, Homestead Road, Caterham, Surrey. Born in Hastings and enlisted in Caterham. Buried in Rouex British Cemetery

PERRIN

George

Corporal 98259, No 17 Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action during the German Spring Offensive 23 March 1918. Born in Rye and enlisted in Eastbourne. Commemorated on Arras Memorial

PHILLIPS

Frederick K

Gunner 1251001, 6th Brigade, Canadian Field Artillery. 2nd Canadian Division. Killed in action near Ypres 12 November 1917 Aged 36. Husband of Mrs M Phillips of 5, Wyndham Street, Bryanston Square, London. Former Rye Schoolteacher who emigrated to Canada before the war. Buried in Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery, Belgium

PHILLIPS

William George

Private TF/240718, 1/5th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Pioneers 48th Division. Killed in action near Ypres 7 July 1917. Aged 27. Son of Mr & Mrs Owen Phillips of Rye. Husband of Mrs W. Phillips of Winchelsea Road, Rye. Left one child. Enlisted in Hastings Included on Hastings War Memorial Bur Lijssenhoek Military Cemetery Poperinghe Belgium

PIERCE

Alfred George

Private G/19523, 12th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Wounded near Ypres and died 25 November 1917. Son of Mr & Mrs A. Pierce of 5, South Undercliffe, Rye. Born in Rye and enlisted in Chichester. Buried in Ljissenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinghe Belgium

POPE

George Thomas

Private 44089, 9th Battalion, Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. 21st Division. Killed in action near Ypres 4 October 1917. Aged 29. Son of Edward & Charlotte Pope of 5, Cinque Ports Square, Rye. Born and enlisted in Rye. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium

POPE

Henry

Corporal 42434, 1/5th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment. 11th Division. Died of wounds in captivity in Germany 8 August 1918. Aged 24. Son of Mr & Mrs Pope of Rye. Born and enlisted in Rye. Buried in Neiderzweheren Cemetery, Germany.

PULLINGER

Albert

Able Seaman 232136, HMS "Victory" (Portsmouth), Royal Navy. Died of influenza at home 12 October 1918. Aged 30. Son of George & Mary Anne Pullinger of Cinque Ports Square, Rye. Born in Ashford, Kent. Mrs Pullinger remarried and became Mrs Mary Anne Dungate Bur Hellingly Cemetery.

RELF

Robert

Sergeant. SD/1152, 11th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action near Cambrin 4 June 1916. Son of Mr & Mrs Relf of Hastings. Former regular soldier with the Royal Sussex. Veteran of the South African War. Born in Hawkhurst, Kent and enlisted in Rye. Rye resident. Hawkhurst War Memorial. Buried in Cambrin Churchyard

RHODES

Bertie

Lance Corporal 682742, 2/22nd Battalion, London Regiment (The Queens). 60th Division. Died of disease in Egypt after hostilities 28 November 1918 Aged 32. Son of Alfred & Amelia Rhodes of 6, Lucknow Place, Rye. Buried in Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt

RHODES

George L

Private 27577, 1st Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. 4th Division. Killed in action on the Somme 23 October 1916. Born and enlisted in Bilston, Staffs. Formerly South Staffords. Formerly of Rye. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

RIDDLE

Herbert James

Private TF/3672, 1/5th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. (Pioneers) 48th Division. Died of wounds 14 July 1916. Son of William & Naomi Riddle of Rye. Enlisted in Rye. Buried in Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension No1.

SARGEANT

Charles

Private 47658, 2nd Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles 36th (Ulster) Division. Died of wounds during the March retreat 28 March 1918. Grave lost Born in Icklesham and enlisted in Hastings Formerly RASC. Commemorated on Pozieres Memorial

SEXTON

Frederick William

Private SD/5123, 12th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action on the Rue De Bois 30 June 1916. Born in Bayswater, London and enlisted in Hastings. Commemorated on Loos Memorial

SHERWOOD

William Percy

Private 228027, 2/1st Battalion, London Regiment (The Royal Fusiliers). 58th London Division. Killed in action at Bullecourt 3 May 1917. Aged 17. Son of Councillor & Mrs C. Sherwood of Ferry Road, Rye. Born in Rye and enlisted in Hastings. Commemorated on Arras Memorial

SIMS

Victor Albert

Private G/7475, 8th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment. 24th Division. Killed in action near Mazingarbe 17 December 1916 Aged 19. Son of William John & Manetta Sims of 7, Lucknow Place, Rye. Born and enlisted in Rye. Buried in Philosophe British Cemetery, Mazingarbe

SMITH

Douglas Albert

Rifleman 11252, 1st Battalion, Kings Royal Rifle Corps 2nd Division. Killed in action on the Marne 14 September 1914. Brother of Mr G. W. Smith of 5, Mermaid Street, Rye. Regular soldier, born in Rye and enlisted in London. Commemorated on the La Ferte Sous Jouarre Memorial

SMITH

Eric Morley

Gunner 3112, 14th Brigade, Australian Artillery. 5th Australian Division. Killed in action near Ypres 26 October 1917 Aged 25. Son of John & Emily Smith of 1, Sea View Terrace, Rye. Born in Rye and emigrated to Australia in 1910 to become a Dairy Farmer in East Dorigo New South Wales. Educated at Rye Grammar School. Buried in Belgian Battery, Corner, Ypres, Belgium

SMITH

Frank Charles

Corporal 2194, 1/15th Battalion, London Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own Civil Service Rifles). 47th London Division. Killed in action near Flers 15 September 1916 Aged 21. Son of Mr & Mrs Joseph Smith of 95, High Street, Rye. Enlisted in Wandsworth, South London. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

STOCKS

Thomas Hallaway

Private 49978, 12th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. 41st Division. Died in military hospital at Abbeville after hostilities 28 November 1918. Aged 31. Son of Albert & Clara Elizabeth Stocks of Rye. Born in Rye and enlisted in Hastings. Formerly with Royal Garrison Artillery. Buried in Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension

SUTTON

Herbert George

Lance Corporal SD/112, 11th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action at Becourt 3 September 1916. Aged 27. Son of Alfred & Lydia Sutton of Alexandra Cottage, Ypres Steps, Rye. Born in Rye and enlisted in Eastbourne. Prominent local footballer. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

SWAINE

Thomas

Private L/6991, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Killed in action on the Marne 13 September 1914. Regular soldier born in Rye and enlisted in Chichester. Commemorated on La Ferte Sous Jouarre Memorial

TAYLOR

Leslie Welfare

Private 3246, 1/5th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. (Pioneers). 48th Division. Killed in action on the Somme near Martinpuich Church 8 November 1916. Aged 18. Son of William & Mary Taylor of 4, King Street, Rye. Born and enlisted in Rye. Buried in Martinpuich British Cemetery

TEMPLE

William Robert

Private 60543, 16th Battalion, Welsh Regiment. 38th Welsh Division attached to Trench Mortar Battery. Killed in action 19 September 1917. Husband of Mrs W. R. Temple of Rye. Local Postman. Born in Edinburgh and enlisted in Rye. Buried in Erquinghem Lys Churchyard Extension

THORPE

Norman John

Second Lieutenant, 8th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment attached to 52nd Company, Machine Gun Corps. Killed in action near Arras 12 May 1917. Aged 19. Son of Harry & Amy Thorpe of "Stalisfield" London Road, St. Leonard’s on Sea. Buried in St. Nicholas British Cemetery.

TILTMAN

Charles

Private 24901, 14th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action on the Somme 1 November 1916. Aged 30. Son of Richard James & Ellen Tiltman of 2, Alma Place, Rye Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

TILTMAN

Edward

Private G/5528, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Killed in action 24 September 1918. Aged 21. Son of William & Fanny Tiltman of 5, West Cliffe, Bartlett’s Buildings, Rye. Born in Rye and enlisted in Hastings. Buried in Berthaucourt Communal Cemetery

TILTMAN

Harry

Lance Corporal TF/240870, 1/5th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. (Pioneers) 48th Division. Killed in action near Ypres 25 August 1917. Aged 22. Son of William & Fanny Tiltman of 5, West Cliffe, Bartlett’s Buildings, Rye. Born & enlisted in Rye. Buried in Track X Cemetery, St. Jean les Ypres, Belgium.

TILTMAN

Walter Thomas

Able Seaman Z/438, "Howe" Battalion, 63rd Royal Naval Division, R. N. V. R. Killed in action at Arras 24 April 1917. Aged 26. Son of Mr & Mrs Tiltman of Rye. Born and enlisted in Rye. Commemorated on Arras Memorial

TILTMAN

William E.

Leading Stoker K/9997, H.M.S. "Derwent", Royal Navy. Killed in action when the destroyer struck a mine in the English Channel 2 May 1917. Aged 25. Son of William & Fanny Tiltman of 5, West Cliffe, Bartlett's Cottages, Rye. Husband of Florence Tiltman of 103, Godington Road, Ashford, Kent. Commemorated on Chatham Naval Memorial

TOMSETT

James

Sapper 212702, 211 Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died at home 18 May 1918 Aged 35. Born in Rye and enlisted in Hastings. Carpenter. Buried in Rye Cemetery

TROTTER

James Percival

Private TF/260486, 1/5th Battalion, Border Regiment. (Signals Section) 32nd Division. Killed in action 1 October 1918. Son of Charles & Jemima Trotter of Tee Square, Wish Street, Rye. Commemorated on Vis en Artois Memorial

TWORT

Arthur T

Son of Edwin & Annie Twort of Rye. Born in Rye. No further information currently available in CWGC records or SDGW with these initials

WALKER

Frank Albert

Rifleman 43801, 1/16th Battalion, London Regiment (The Queens Westminsters). 56th London Division. Killed in action 29 August 1918. Born and enlisted in Rye. Next of kin, Rye Commemorated on Vis en Artois Memorial

WATERS

Harold George

Lance Corporal SD/2002, 11th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action near St. Julian, Ypres, 31 July 1917. Aged 25. Son of Charles & Marina Waters of Virginia Cottage, Peasmarsh. Born in Ewhurst and enlisted in Hastings Included on Peasmarsh War Memorial. Buried in Buffs Road Cemetery, Belgium.

WEBB

Frederick Arthur

Airman 2nd Class 87713, No 43 Squadron (Sopwith ½ Strutters), Royal Flying Corps. Shot down and killed while flying over the German lines as an observer/gunner 29 July 1917. Aged 19. Son of Albert & Alice Webb of "The Mill" Military Road, Rye. Born in Ramsgate, Kent. Buried in Sailly Labourse Communal Cemetery

WEEKS

Charles James

Private G/62195, 2nd Battalion, Royal West Surrey Regiment. 7th Division. Killed in action in Italy 16 May 1918 Aged 39. Son of William John & Mary Jane Weeks of Rye. Born in Benenden, Kent and enlisted in Rye. Buried in Boscon British cemetery, Italy.

WELFARE

Frederick

Lance Corporal M2/050089, 35th Petrol Company, Royal Army Service Corps Died in military hospital in Paris after hostilities 24 November 1918 Aged 44. Born in Rye. Buried in City of Paris Cemetery Pantin.

WELLER

Albert Edward

Private SD/1108, 11th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Died of wounds 4 September 1916. Son of Mrs J. Weller of 122, Mount Pleasant Road, Hastings. Born All Saints, Hastings and enlisted in Hastings. Included on Hastings War Memorial. Buried in Couin British Cemetery

WELLER

Charles Henry

Sapper 177071, 401 Field Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action during the March Retreat 21 March 1918 Aged 25. Son of John & Kate Weller of Rye. Born and enlisted in Rye. Formerly Royal Sussex. Commemorated on Arras Memorial

WICKERSHAM

Henry Thomas

Lance Sergeant GS/599, 9th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 24th Division. Killed in action at Loos 25 September 1915 Aged 47 Special reservist Husband of Mrs Kate Wickersham of 6, Wellington Terrace, Military Road, Rye. Born in Horsham and enlisted in Chichester. Included on Horsham War Memorial. Commemorated on Loos Memorial

WOOD

Alexander

Private 28127, 8th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. 18th Division. Killed in action at Ypres 21 September 1917. Aged 25. Born Lydd and enlisted in Rye. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium

WOOD

S

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ALSO TO THOSE WHO FELL IN THE
1939 - 1945 WAR

APPS

Frederick Owen William

Able Seaman, H.M.S. "Glorious", Royal Navy. Lost with the Aircraft Carrier when she was destroyed by German Battle cruisers off Norway 8 June 1940. Aged 32. Son of Charles & Mary Apps of Rye. Husband of Vincente Apps of Valetta, Malta. Commemorated on the Chatham Naval Memorial.

AXELL

Gladys (Mrs)

Civilian, W. V. S. Died at her home 1, Havelock Villas, Rye. 10 February 1943. Aged 50. Husband of Edward Axell. Buried in Rye Municipal Borough Cemetery.

BARHAM

Matilda Jane (Mrs)

Civilian. Died at 3, Havelock Villas, Rye. 10 February 1943. Widow of Mr James Barham. Resident of 3, Havelock Villas. Aged 80. Rye Municipal Borough Cemetery

BIRCHALL

Frank Thomas

Private, 5th Cinque Ports Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action in Belgium 23 May 1940. Aged 20. Son of George Thomas & Minnie Grace Birchall of Rye. Buried in White House Cemetery, Ypres, Belgium

BOOTH

Henry

Gunner, 1st Air Landing Anti-Tank Regiment, Royal Artillery. Killed in action near Arnhem 17 September 1944. Aged 21. Son of Bertha Booth of Rye. Commemorated on Groesbeek Memorial, Holland

BUMSTED

Frances Elizabeth (Mrs)

Civilian. 4, Godfreys Row, Wish Sreet. Wife of John Henry Bumsted. Died at 4, Godfreys Row 18 August 1940. Aged 82. Buried in Rye Municipal Borough Cemetery

BUMSTED

John Henry

Civilian. 4 Godfreys Row, Wish Street, Rye. Husband of Frances Elizabeth Bumsted. Wounded at 4, Godfreys Row. 18 August 1940 and died in the Cottage Hospital Rye Aged 84. Buried in Rye Municipal Borough Cemetery

BURTON

Albert James

Stoker 1st Class, H.M. Submarine "Triton", Royal Navy. Lost when the Submarine was sunk by the Italian Torpedo Boat "Clio" in the Southern Adriatic while operating from Malta 18 December 1940. Commemorated on Chatham Naval Memorial

CASTLE

Eric James

Third Engineer Officer, M.V. "Pelayo" (Liverpool), Merchant Navy. Lost at sea 15 June 1942. Aged 24. Son of Robert James & Edith Castle. Husband of Rose Elizabeth Castle of Stony Stratford, Buckinghamshire. Commemorated on Tower Hill Memorial London.

CLARK

Elsie (Mrs)

Civilian. 11 Kings Avenue, Rye. Daughter of Mr & Mrs E. J. Dawson of 20, King Street, Rye. Wife of Leading Aircraftman George Herbert Clark RA.F. Died at Tram Road, Rye Harbour 7 October 1942. Aged 39. Buried in Battle Rural District Cemetery

CLOUTE

Edward Charles

Master at Arms, HMS "Royal Oak", Royal Navy. Lost when the Battleship was torpedoed at anchor in Scapa Flow 14 October 1939. Aged 35. Son of George & Alice Cloute. Husband of Mrs Nellie Cloute of Rye Harbour. Commemorated on Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea.

COLLING

Charles Edward

Private 5th Cinque Ports Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action on the retreat to Dunkirk 27 May 1940. Aged 24. Son of Caroline Colling of St. Leonards on Sea. Buried in Bertenacre Military Cemetery, Fletre

DEEPROSE

Arthur George

QMS Warrant Officer 2nd Class, 9th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Died at home 23 February 1944. Aged 39. Son of William Thomas & Fanny Louise Deeprose. Husband of Mrs Elizabeth Deeprose of Rye. Buried in Rye Cemetery

DEEPROSE

Albert James

Rifleman 1st Battalion, London Irish Rifles. Killed in action in Sicily 18 July 1943. Aged 28. Son of William Thomas & Fanny Louise Deeprose of Rye. Husband of Agnes Deeprose of Rye. Buried in Catania War Cemetery, Sicily

DENNIS

Donald Basil

Leading Aircraftman, 961 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Missing in action on operations 19 August 1942. Aged 22. Son of Basil & Edith Mary Dennis of Rye. Commemorated on Runnymede Memorial

DENNIS

George Thomas

Aircraftman 1st Class, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Taken prisoner by the Japanese and died in captivity on Thailand 1 October 1943. Aged 20. Son of Basil & Edith Mary Dennis of Rye. Buried in Kanchanaburi War Cemetery. Thailand

DUNSTER

Harold Ewett

Lance Corporal, Docks Operating Company, Royal Engineers. Died in Madagascar, 4 April 1942. Aged 35. Son of Charles and Nellie Dunster. Buried in Moascar War Cemetery, Madagascar.

EDWARDS

L

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EDWARDS

William

Civilian. Kings Corporal. 11 Clifton Place, Rye. Husband of Minnie Ethel Edwards. Injured 6 December 1942 at Clifton Place and died in the Rye & District War Memorial Hospital on the 9th Aged 54. Buried in Battle Rural District Cemetery.

ELLIOT

Peter Arthur Frank

Sergeant (Wireless Operator/Air Gunner), 466 Squadron (R.A.A.F.), Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died at home 31 August 1943. Buried in Wandsworth (Earlsfield) Cemetery

FAUTLY

John Edward

Lance Corporal, Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers. Killed in action in Italy 19 October 1944. Aged 22. Son of John & Nellie Fautly of Rye. Buried in Santerno Valley War Cemetery, Italy

FIRRELL

Norman Charles

Civilian. Of 64, Kings Avenue Rye. Died at Bottle House Cottages, Penshurst, Kent. 27 October 1940. Aged 26. Buried in Sevenoaks Rural District Cemetery, Kent

GILES

Richard Edward

Leading Aircraftman, 244 Coastal Command Squadron (Wellington X111’s), Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Lost on operations flying from the island of Masirah in the Persian Gulf 31 July 1944. Commemorated on El Alamein Memorial

HACKING

William Barrett

Home Guard Died at Cadborough, Rye. 3 July 1944. Aged 63. Son of Mr & Mrs W. B. Hacking of 28, Phillimore Gardens, Kensington. Husband of Elizabeth Mary Hacking of Cadborough, Rye. Buried in Rye Municpal Borough Cemetery.

HALL

John William

Warrant Officer (Wireless Operator/Air), 514 Bomber Squadron (Lancaster 111), Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Killed in action over Germany 11 September 1944. Aged 28. Son of John William & Emma Hall. Husband of Betty Caroline Daisy Hall of Rye. Buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Germany.

HARRISON

Albert Leslie

Leading Seaman, HMS "Europa" Malta, Royal Navy. Died at home 12 May 1943. Aged 58. Son of William Thomas & Helen Harrison. Husband of Ellen Harrison of Rye. Buried in Rye Cemetery.

HATTER

Frank Alfred

Private, Royal Army Medical Corps Died in India 29 August 1942. Aged 27. Son of Frank & Edith Annie Hatter of Rye. Buried in Madras War Cemetery, Chennai, India

HEDGLER

Frederick George Syephen

Private, 5th Cinque Ports Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Died at home 10 June 1940. Aged 26. Son of Frederick Wallace Hedgler and Jane Hedgler of Rye. Buried in Rye Cemetery

HOBBS

Frederick George

Ordinary Seaman, H.M.S. "St. Angelo" Royal Naval Shore Establishment Malta, Royal Navy. Died in Malta 14 April 1940. Aged 21. Son of Herbert Henry & Bessie Ray Hobbs of Rye. Buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery.

HOBBS

Herbert Frank

Lance Corporal, 1/6th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action near Cassino, Italy 12 May 1944. Aged 30. Son of Herbert Henry & Bessie Ray Hobbs of Rye. Husband of Ivy Amelia Hobbs of Hampton Hill, Middlesex. Buried in Cassino War Cemetery, Italy

KIRBY

Frederick Albert

Able Seaman, H.M.S. "Matabele", Royal Navy. Lost when the Tribal Class Destroyer was torpedoed and sunk by U-454 in the Barents sea during Arctic Convoy Duty 17 January 1942. There were only two survivors. Son of Frederick John & Annie Louisa Kirby of Rye. Commemorated on Chatham Naval Memorial.

LONGLEY

Walter Edward

Civilian. Of the Railway Hotel, Rye. Son of Walter & Jane Elizabeth Longley of 54, Udimore Road, Rye. Lost on the fishing boat "Mizpah" in Rye Bay off Icklesham 16 September 1942. Aged 41. Buried in Battle Rural District Cemetery

MONTAGUE

Terence

Staff Sergeant, 1st Glider Pilot Regiment, A. A. C. Killed in action over Sicily 14 July 1943. Aged 21. Son of John & Lily Montague. Husband of Joan Winifred Montague of Rye. Buried in Catania War Cemetery, Sicily

MORFORD

Reginald Stanley

Lance Sergeant, 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action during the retreat to Dunkirk 21 May 1940. Aged 24. Son of Reginald George & Ellen Morford Husband of Ruby Ames Morford of Guestling. Buried in Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension

MORLEY

Ernest John

Aircraftman 1st Class, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died at hone 31 December 1944. Aged 39. Son of Joseph Henry & Hannah Morley of Walthamstow, Essex. Buried in Llandrindod Wells Cemetery

NEWTON

J

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PAYNE

Charles Tony

Private, 7th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action in Normandy 10 July 1944. Aged 19. Son of Mr & Mrs A. A. Payne of Rye. Commemorated on Bayeux Memorial, Normandy,

PENFOLD

Robert Baker

Corporal, 2/5th Battalion, Royal West Surrey Regiment. Killed in action in Italy 13 September 1944. Aged 29. Son of Frederick Thomas & Margaret Sophia Penfold of Rye. Husband of Mrs Hedwig Penfold. Buried in Gradara Cemetery, Italy

PERRY

J

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POPE

Arthur Charles

Sergeant (Flight Engineer), No. 76 Bomber Squadron (Halifax 111’s), Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Lost on a raid over Germany 21 January 1944. Aged 21. Son of Louis Walter & Ellen Pope of Rye. Buried in Berlin 1939-45 War Cemetery.

SELLMAN

Robert Arthur

Private, 2nd Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action in Tunisia 1 December 1942. Aged 29. Son of George & Ethel Sellman of Rye. Buried in Medjez El Bab Memorial

SKINNER

Robert Michael Phelps

Lieutenant Commander (S), H.M.S. "Dunedin", Royal Navy. Lost when the Cruiser was torpedoed by U-124 off the West African coast 24 November 1941. Aged 35. Son of Dr. E. W, Skinner & Isobel Katherine Skinner of Rye. Husband of Catherine Skinner also of Rye. Commemorated on Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea.

SMITH

Alan Frank

Lieutenant, 12th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment attached to 2/5th Battalion, Royal West Surrey Regiment. Killed in action near Rimini, Italy, 14 September 1944. Aged 22. Son of Frank Charles & Kathleen Smith of Rye. Buried in Gradara War Cemetery, Italy

SMITH

John Thomas

Able Seaman, H.M.S. "Kandahar", Royal Navy. Lost when the Destroyer struck a mine off Tripoli whilst operating with Force "K" and sank with heavy loss of life 20 December 1941. Aged 30. Son of Albert & Ellen Smith of Rye. Commemorated on Chatham Naval Memorial

SOUTHERDEN

William Jack

Private, 5th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action in Italy 13 October 1943. Aged 19. Son of Samuel & Alice Elizabeth Southerden. Buried in Minturno War Cemetery, Italy

TILTMAN

Alec Howard

Private, 1st Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action at El Alamein Egypt 5 October 1942. Aged 26. Son of William Charles & Annie Elizabeth Ainsley Tiltman of Rye. Commemorated on Alamein Memorial

WHITNALL

Frederick George

Lance Sergeant, 6th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment. Killed in action in Italy 5 October 1943. Aged 28. Son of Edward George & Maud Kate Whitnall. Husband of Mrs Ellen Whitnall of Rye. Buried in Sangro River War Cemetery.

THE GULF WAR

UNKNOWN SURNAME

Forename Unknown

Killed on active service 26 February 1991

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