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SALEHURST WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & Boer War - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Transcribed & Researched Chris Comber 2004

There are 40 names recorded on a large brass plate behind the pulpit in the church of St. Mary the Virgin. The memorial includes all the men recorded on the Memorial in Robertsbridge High Street accept one. See Robertsbridge for more detail. There is also a handwritten Roll of Honour for all who served.

Photographs Copyright © Janet Graves 2004

1914-1918

AKEHURST

Henry William Alexander

Private 37993, 9th Battalion, The Worcestershire Regiment. 13th Division (Mesopotamia). Killed in action in Mesopotamia 25th January 1917. Born and enlisted in Hastings. Next of kin residents of Robertsbridge. Formerly with the Royal Sussex Regiment. Buried in Amara War Cemetery, Iraq. See also Robertsbridge.

ANDREWS

James Allfrey

Captain, 2nd Battalion, The Devonshire Regiment. 8th Division. Killed in action on the Somme 1st July 1916. Aged 26. Son of Lt. Colonel J. W. & Mrs. Emily Allfrey of “Bantony”, Robertsbridge. Buried in Serre Road Cemetery No 2 F. 1892. See also Robertsbridge.

 

Plaque reads:

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
JAMES ALLFREY ANDREWS
CAPTAIN 2ND BATT. DEVONSHIRE REGIMEWNT
SECOND SON OF LIEUT COLONEL AND EMILY ANDREWS
OF BANTONY IN THIS PARISH
BORN AT ALDERSHOT APRIL20TH 1890.
KILLED AT THE BATTLE OF THE SOMME, JULY 1ST 1916
WHEN LEADING, AS ACTING SECOND IN COMMAND, THE ATTACK OF THE 2ND BATTALION ON OVILLERS LA BOISELLE.
"DEATH IS SWALLOED UP IN VICTORY."

BAKER

Frederick John

Corporal L/10340, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Killed in action at Loos 25th September 1915. Aged 21. Son of Mr. & Mrs. E. Baker of Salehurst Fruit Farm, Robertsbridge. Employed by Mr. Lawley of Brightling. Born in Salehurst and enlisted in Battle. Commemorated on The Loos Memorial MR. 19. See also Robertsbridge.

BURGESS

Norman A

Gunner 367, The Canadian Field Artillery, 2nd Divisional Ammunition Column. Killed in action 22nd September 1917. Aged 34. Son of Robert Henry & Agnes Burgess of Robertsbridge. Husband of Mrs. Joan Frances Burgess of 49, Grand Parade, Brighton. Buried in La Targette British Cemetery, Neuville St. Vaast F.268 See also Robertsbridge.

CECIL

George Edward (The Hon)

[Listed as Lieutenant.] Second Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion The Grenadier Guards (no.4 Company) 2nd Division. Killed in action on The Marne 13th September 1914. Aged 18. Son of Colonel Lord Edward Cecil (Grenadier Guards) 4th son of the Marquess of Salisbury and of Violet Georgina Lady Edward Cecil (daughter of Admiral Frederick Maxse). Educated at Eton College. Included on The Eton College Roll of Honour. Buried in Guards Grave, Villers Cotterets Forest F.1108 See also Robertsbridge.

CHEESMAN

William [Charles]

Private. 265052, 2nd Battalion, The Lincolnshire Regiment. 8th Division. Killed in action near Ypres 2nd December 1917. Born in Bodiam and enlisted in Hastings. Next of kin, Bodiam Commemorated on The Tyne Cot Memorial Belgium MR.30 See also Robertsbridge.

CLARK

Ernest Leslie

Private PW.6713, 12th Battalion, The Middlesex Regiment. 18th Division. Killed in action at Ypres 23rd October 1917. Aged 25. Son of Mr. & Mrs. George Clark of Station Road, Robertsbridge. Husband of Mrs. Alice Clark of 1, Waterloo Terrace, Robertsbridge. Born in Salehurst and enlisted in Chichester. Commemorated on The Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium MR. 30 See also Robertsbridge.

CRITTENDEN

Albert Charles

Stoker 1st ClassK/23243/C, H.M.S. “Coquette”, Royal Navy. Killed in action when the Destroyer was mined off the East Coast on the 7th March 1916. Commemorated on The Chatham Naval Memorial. MR.1 See also Robertsbridge.

DENGATE

James Ernest

Private G.4236, 16th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 74th Division. Killed in action 21st September 1918. Husband of Mrs J. Dengate of Robertsbridge. Left two children. Born in Hollington and enlisted in Hastings. Employed as a painter in Hastings. Commemorated on The Vis en Artois Memorial MR.16 See also Robertsbridge.

DENNIS

James Henry

Gunner 115392, 225th Siege Battery The Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 23rd April 1917. Aged 33. Son of James & Ellen Dennis. Husband of Mrs. Minnie Selina Dennis of 16, East Street, Robertsbridge. Born in Etchingham and enlisted in Hastings. Buried in Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension F. 95 See also Robertsbridge.

EASTON

John

[Spelt EASEN on CWGC and SDGW] Private TF/225449, 1/1st Battalion, The London Regiment (The Royal Fusiliers) 56th London Division. Killed in action near Ypres 14th September 1917. Husband of Mrs R. B. Easen (remarried) of 55, The High Street, Robertsbridge. Born in Brighton and enlisted in Chichester. Formerly with the Suffolk Regiment. Buried in La Brique Military Cemetery No. 2. Belgium B.92 See also Robertsbridge.

EDWARDS

Edwin Harold

Private 32468, 18th Battalion, The Lancashire Fusiliers. 35th Division. Killed in action 1st June 1918. Aged 27. Husband of Mrs. Harriett Adelaide Jane Edwards of Salehurst (remarried later of London) Born in Salehurst and enlisted in Eastbourne. Commemorated on The Pozieres Memorial MR. 27. See also Robertsbridge.

ENGLISH

Paul Godfrey

Private E/1179, 17th Battalion, The Royal Fusiliers. Died at home 25th October 1918. (Not listed with SDGW.) Buried in Bordon Military Cemetery, Hampshire. See also Robertsbridge.

GILL

Roland Luther

Private Tf/225727, 2nd Battalion The Northamptonshire Regiment 8th Division. Killed in action during the March Retreat 28th March 1918. Aged 23. Son of Mary Annie Louisa Gill of 7, East Street, Robertsbridge. Born in Udimore and enlisted in Chichester. Commemorated on The Pozieres Memorial MR. 27 See also Robertsbridge.

GLYDE

Harold Ernest

Private L/10288, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Killed in action on the Marne 14th September 1914. Regular Soldier. Born in St. Leonard’s on Sea and enlisted in Chichester Next of kin residents of Salehurst Buried in Grand Seraucourt British Cemetery F. 1061 See also Robertsbridge.

GOODSELL

Herbert George

Private 1915, 50th Battalion, The Australian Infantry. 4th Australian Division. Killed in action near Ypres 28th September 1917. Son of Thomas & Annie Goodsell ‘Higham’ Salehurst, later of Maidstone, Kent. Husband of Mrs. Edith E. Muloowurtie South Australia. Born in Robertsbridge. Buried in Perth Cemetery (China Wall) Belgium B. 115 See also Robertsbridge.

GOODSELL

Percival Thomas

[ Listed as H.T.Goodsell on memorial] Corporal TF.2233, 1/5th Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment 1st Division. Died of wounds 10th May 1915. Aged 21. Son of Thomas & Annie Goodsell of ‘Higham’, Salehurst later of Maidstone in Kent. Born in Robertsbridge and enlisted in Hastings. Included on Frant, Wadhurst and Horsmonden (Kent) War Memorials. Buried in Bethune Town Cemetery F. 80 See also Robertsbridge.

GORNALL

William

Probably William Gornall, Private 543, Non Combatant Corps. Died at home 24th October 1918. Aged 26. Husband of Mrs. C. A. Gornall of 13, Southover Street, Brighton. Born in Manchester and enlisted in Chichester. Buried in Brighton Borough Cemetery, Lewes Road.

HARMER

Jesse

Rifleman 45265, Harmer. Jesse 1/5th Battalion The South Lancashire Regiment, 55th Division. Died of wounds 25th October 1918. Born in Robertsbridge and enlisted in Hastings. Next of kin, Robertsbridge. Buried in Tournai Communal Cemetery, Allied Extension. Belgium B.406 See also Robertsbridge.

HARMER

Sydney Charles

Private 17975, 8th Battalion, The East Surrey Regiment. 18th Division. Died 5th May 1918. Aged 23. Son of Charles & Lucy Harmer of 15, Vernon Avenue, Raynes Park, London. Born in Wimbledon and enlisted in Kingston on Thames. Buried in Grand Seraucourt British Cemetery. F. 1061 See also Robertsbridge.

HARMSWORTH

the Hon Vere Sidney Tudor

Lieutenant, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. “Hawke” Battalion. 63rd Royal Naval Division. Killed in action on the Ancre 13th November 1916. Aged 21. Son of the Right Honourable Sidney Harold Harmsworth, Viscount Rothermere and Mary Lilian, Viscountess. of Warwick House, St.James’ London. Buried in Ancre British Cemetery Beaumont Hamel. F.339 See also Robertsbridge.

HARMSWORTH, M.C.

the Hon Harold Alfred Vyvyan St George

Captain (MC), 2nd Battalion, The Irish Guards. The Guards Division. Died of wounds at home 12th February 1918. Aged 23. Son of the Right Honourable Sidney Harold Harmsworth, Viscount Rothermere and Mary Lilian, Viscountess of Warwick House, St. James’ London. Educated at Eton College. Included on Eton College Roll of Honour. Buried in Hampstead Cemetery. See also Robertsbridge.

HAYWARD

Albert John

Private TF. 2230, aged 19 1/5th Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division Killed in action on the Rue de Bois. 28. 3.15. Son of Mr & Mrs Hayward of Moat Farm, Salehurst, Born in Mountfield and enlisted in Hastings. Buried in Cabaret Rouge British Cemetery F. 924 See also Robertsbridge.

JAMIESON

Henry

Stoker 1st Class SS/102309, RFR/CH/B/7287, Royal Navy. HMS “Hawke”. Lost when the cruiser was torpedoed by U 9 in the North Sea on 15th October 1914. Commemorated on The Chatham Naval Memorial MR.1.

JAMIESON

Mercer

Private G/8959, 9th Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment. 24th Division. Killed in action near Arras 13th April 1917. Aged 27. Son of William & Ellen Jamieson of “Fuscia Cottage”, Bodiam. Formerly of Junction Road, Salehurst. Born in Salehust and enlisted in Hastings. Commemorated on The Arras Memorial MR. 20 See also Robertsbridge.

JUPP

James

Lance Corporal 534283, 248th Field Company, The Royal Engineers. 63rd Royal Naval Division. Died of wounds 16th May 1918. Aged 35. Husband of Mrs Alice Jupp of Wesley Cottage, Fair Lane, Robertsbridge. Enlisted in St. Leonards. Buried in Bagneux British Cemetery Gezaincourt. F. 84 See also Robertsbridge.

KEALEY

Edward George [Clement]

Private PS.2253, 16th Battalion, The Middlesex Regiment. 33rd Division. Killed in action 8th July 1916. Aged 21. Son of Henry & Frances Mary Kealey of 53, Milton Road, Robertsbridge. Born in Eastbourne and enlisted in Maidstone, Kent. Buried in Caudrey Old Communal Cemetery F. 657. See also Robertsbridge.

LAVENDER

Peter

Private TF.252595, 2/3rd Battalion, The London Regiment (The Royal Fusiliers). 58th London Division. Killed in action at Ypres 26th October 1917. Born in Robertsbridge and enlisted in Woolwich. Next of kin residents of Robertsbridge. Commemorated on The Tyne Cot Memorial Belgium MR. 30 See also Robertsbridge.

LOOSEMORE

Thomas Edward Drake

Private. G.20298, 4th Battalion, The Middlesex Regiment. 21st Division. Died of wounds in base hospital at Etaples 17th November 1916. Aged 35. Son of The Rev. Robert Wood-Loosemore & Mrs Frances Elizabeth Loosemore of Salehurst. Husband of Mrs E. L. Loosemore of 43, Gartmore Gardens, Goodmayes, Essex. Born in Salehurst and enlisted in Ilford, Essex. Buried in Etaples Military Cemetery F. 40 See also Robertsbridge.

OLIVER

William Thomas

Private 24550, 2nd Battalion The South Lancashire Regiment. 25th Division Killed in action on the Somme 27th August 1916. Aged 19. Son of Mrs A. H. Jempson of 32 East Street, Robertsbridge.. Born in Robertsbridge and enlisted in Hastings. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial. MR.21. See also Robertsbridge

OSBORNE

George Henry

Private G/3085, 9th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 24th Division. Killed in action near Hargicourt on the Somme, 6th September 1917. Aged 36. Son of James & Ellen Osborne. Husband of Mrs G. Osborne of 18, The High Street, Robertsbridge. Born in Salehurst and enlisted in Hastings. Buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium B. 11 See also Robertsbridge

OSBORNE

Henry

Private GS/113, 7th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action 25th September 1915. Son of Mr. Osborne & Mrs. J. Osborne of Salehurst. Veteran of The South African War 1899/1902. Employee of The Kent & East Sussex Railway Company. Born in Robertsbridge and enlisted in Hastings. Special Reservist Individual brass memorial in Salehurst Parish Church. Buried in Houplines Communal Cemetery Extension F.1140 See also Robertsbridge

 

Plaque reads:

IN MEMORY OF
PRIVATE HENRY OSBORNE
NO. 113, 7TH ROYAL SUSSEX REGT.
OF THIS PARISH, WHO FELL AT THE
BATTLE OF LOOS, IN FLANDERS
SEPT. 25TH 1915 AGED 39 YEARS
THIS MEMORIAL TABLET WAS ERECTED AS A MARK OF
RESPECT BY THE DIRECTORS & STAFF OF THE KENT
& EAST SUSSEX RAILWAY, UPON WHICH UNDERTAKING
HE WAS EMPLOYED IN THE ENGINEERS DEPARTMENT.

OSBORNE

William James

Private G/4167, 7th Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment 12th Division. Killed in action 13th October 1916. Aged 23. Son of Mr. & Mrs. Spencer Osborne of Stone Cottage, Salehurst Fruit Farm, Robertsbridge. Born in Robertsbridge and enlisted in Hastings. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial MR.21 See also Robertsbridge

PAGE

Alfred

Royal Navy See also Robertsbridge

ROBINSON

Frank

Sergeant Tf/1362, 1/5th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Died of wounds after the action at Richebourg L’Avoue 9th May 1915. Aged 20. Son of James & Alice Robinson of George Hill, Robertsbridge. Born in Salehurst and enlisted in Battle. Buried in Chocques Military Cemetery. F. 98 See also Robertsbridge

SMALL

Archibald

Trooper 2317, The Household Battalion. Cavalry Division Killed in action 12th October 1917. Aged 20. Born in Hurst Green and enlisted in Hastings. Commemorated on The Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium MR.30 See also Robertsbridge

SMALL

Burt

Gunner. 177570, Number 4 Depot, The Royal Field Artillery. Died at home 4th October 1916. Aged 47. Son of Mr. Small & Mrs. Fanny Small of Silver Hill, Hurst Green. Buried in St. Mary’s Churchyard, Salehurst. See also Robertsbridge


177570 GUNNER
B. SMALL
ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY
4TH OCTOBER 1916

STONESTREET

Reginald

Private 76916, 11th Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry. 20th Division. Died 3rd July 1918. Born in Robertsbridge and enlisted in Gillingham, Kent. Next of kin, Tunbridge Wells. Formerly with The Royal Engineers. Buried in Neuf-Brisach Communal Cemetery Extension. See also Robertsbridge

WATSON

Reginald

Private G/15874, 9th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 24th Division. Killed in action 12th April 1918. Aged 24 Son of George & Mary Watson of 18, East Street, Robertsbridge. Born in Salehurst and enlisted in Hastings. Buried in Le Cateau Military Cemetery F. 716. See also Robertsbridge

WILSON

Charles William

Private TF/205734, 3/4th Battalion, The Royal West Surrey Regiment. 21st Division. Killed in action near Ypres 23rd October 1917. Aged 19. Son of William Thomas & Minnie Wilson of 2, Glen View, Robertsbridge. Born in Hollington, Hastings and enlisted in Canterbury,Kent. Commemorated on The Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium MR. 30. See also Robertsbridge

BOER WAR
LUXFORD Reginald Cottenham

Imperial Light Horse, Died on active service at Sabi River, Transvaal 11th June 1901. Age 29.

Plaque reads:

To the Memory of
REGINALD COTTENHAM LUXFORD
He served in the Imperial Light Horse
through the siege of Ladysmith
and died on active service at the
Sabi River in the Transvaal
11th June 1901, aged 29.

SALEHURST CEMETERY
BRYSON Hugh Ferguson

Flight Sergeant (Pilot) 1315187, 358 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Killed in action 31st October 1943 [CWGC states 2nd November 1943]. Aged 21. Born 3rd December 1921. Son of Robert and Jeannie Bryson, of Bixley, Norfolk, brother of Mary and Margaret; his twin sister Mary died three days after her birth. No known grave. Commemorated on MALTA MEMORIAL, Malta. Panel 7, column 1.


IN LOVING MEMORY OF
HUGH F. BRYSON
PILOT R.A.F.
KILLED IN ACTION 31ST OCTOBER 1943
AGED 21
ALSO
MARY CRAIG BRYSON
TWIN SISTER OF HUGH
BORN 3RD DEC. 1921
DIED 6TH DEC. 1921
ROBERT BRYSON
1894 – 1986
AND
JEANIE HOUSTON
1892 - 1991
BELOVED PARENTS OF HUGH
MARY AND MARGARET

DOULTON Michael Duke

Flying Officer (Pilot) 90235, 601 Squadron, Royal Air Force (Auxiliary Air Force). Died 31st August 1940. Aged 31. Son of Orrok Mills Doulton and of Catherine May Doulton (Nee Duke); husband of Carol Doulton (nee Christie), of Vinehall, Sussex. A.M. 1. Mech. E. 2. Buried in SALEHURST CEMETERY, Sussex. Grave 133B.


FLYING OFFICER
D. D. DOULTON
PILOT
ROYAL AIR FORCE
AUXILLIARY AIR FORCE
31ST AUGUST 1940 AGE 31

5 June 2005

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