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SCAYNES HILL WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 & Boer War - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Chris Comber 2004

There is a Stone Tablet inside the Porch of St Augustines Church and a wooden shrine on the West Side for the First World War bearing the names of 16 men with their ranks recorded. There is a new tablet with 7 names for the Second War. On the East wall is a Memorial window for Captain Willett of the Royal Sussex Regiment, with the Regimental Badge and the Willett coat of Arms.; also on the East wall there is a small window bearing the the names of two men who died in the South African War.

Photographs Copyright © Chris Comber 2006

1914-1918

BOTTING

Alan [Gaston]

[Listed as Private on memorial] Driver 45704, 43rd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds at Wimereux 3rd November 1914. Aged 29. Son of Philip Alan & Annie Maria Botting of Scaynes Hill. Born in Haywards Heath & enlisted in Brighton. Included on Haywards Heath War Memorial. Buried in Wimereux Communal Cemetery F. 64

BURTENSHAW

Reginald [George B]

Corporal WR/329786, Royal Engineers (Inland Water Transport.) Died at home 24th October 1918. Aged 33. Son of Alfred George & Alice Emily Burtenshaw of 111, Lowther Road. Brighton. Born in Haywards Heath & enlisted in Brighton. Buried in Lindfield (Walstead) Cemetery.

CATT

William [Nathan]

Private G.4066, 7th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action at Ovillers 7th July 1916. Born in Warbleton and enlisted in Haywards Heath. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial MR. 21

CROSS

Sidney [James]

[Listed as Sergeant on memorial] Corporal G.347, 6th Battalion, The Royal West Kent Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action at Ovillers 3rd July 1916. Born in Haywards Heath & enlisted in Bromley, Kent. Buried in Lonsdale Cemetery, Authile. F. 293

EVANS

Walter

[Listed as Private on memorial]. Gunner 8953, ‘B’ Battery, 72nd Brigade, The Royal Field Artillery. 15th Division. Killed in action near Ypres 14th August. 1917. Husband of Mrs Maude Mary Evans of Scaynes Hill (remarried) later of Edenbridge, Kent. Born in Scaynes Hill and enlisted in. Haywards Heath. Buried in Coxyde Military Cemetery, Belgium. B. 24

GREENLAND

Charles Stirling

Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion, The Gloucestershire Regiment. 27th Division. Died of wounds suffered near Ypres 9th May 1915. Aged 23. Son of Charles Albert & Lucy Constance Greenland of Scaynes Hill. Born at Kennington, Ashford, Kent. Buried in Bedford House Cemetery, Ypres, Belgium (Enc. No. 4)

HAWES

Robert Frank

Captain, 1st Battalion, The Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action on the Aisne near Vailly 23rd September 1914. Husband of Norah Hawes who remarried and was living in Weybridge. Buried in Vailly British Cemetery, Aisne.

HUDDART

Robert Edward [Thorne[

[Listed as Lieutenant on memorial]. Second Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion, The Rifle Brigade. 1st Division. Killed in action on the Somme 30th June 1916. Aged 31. Son of the Rev. G.A. W. Huddart (LL.D.) and Caroline Huddart. Husband of Mrs. Mary Huddart. Buried in Aveluy Communal Cemetery Extension. F. 251

JUPP

Charles

Private 52136, 10th Battalion, The Royal Fusiliers. 37th Division. Killed in action during the Arras Offensive 10th April 1917. Born and enlisted in Haywards Heath. Next of kin Haywards Heath. Possibly included on Brighton Memorial. Commemorated on The Arras Memorial MR. 20

KNIGHT

William

Private G.6198, 11th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action during the German Spring Offensive 21st March 1918. Born in Cuckfield and enlisted in Haywards Heath. Possibly also included on Staplefield Parish Church War Memorial. Buried in Heath Cemetery, Harbonniers F. 526

MARCH

Percy Clement

[Listed as Private on memorial]. Lance Corporal 44604, 6th Battalion, The East Yorkshire Regiment. Pioneer Battalion. 11th Division. Died of wounds 20th May 1918. Aged 19. Son of Harry & Louisa March of Yarborough Road, Wroxall, Isle of Wight. Born in Lindfield and enlisted in Brighton. Resident of Scaynes Hill. Formerly 7148 Royal Sussex. Buried in Etaples Military Cemetery F. 40.

STEVENS

William

[Listed as Corporal on memorial] Private 64128, 8th Battalion The Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action on the Chemin Des Dames 27th May 1918. Aged 25. Born in Chailey and enlisted in Haywards Heath. Son of Mr. & Mrs. John Stevens of The Green, Newick. Resident of Scaynes Hill. Formerly with The Royal Fusiliers. Commemorated on The Soissons Memorial MR. 18

STILL

Thomas

Private L.10035, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Killed in action at Troyon on the Aisne 14th September 1914. Son of Henry & Mary Ann Still of Scaynes Hill. Aged 19. Born in Lindfield and enlisted in Hurstpierpoint. Regular. Brother of William Still. Commemorated on The La Ferte Sous Jouarre Memorial MR. 15

STILL

William

Private G.37246, 11th Battalion, The Royal West Surrey Regiment. 41st New Army Division. Killed in action at Ypres on the 21st September 1917. Aged 36. Son of Henry & Mary Ann Still of Scaynes Hill. Husband of Sarah Florence Still of 3, Manor Cottages, Burgess Hill. Brother of Thomas Still Commemorated on The Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium MR. 30

WOOD

[Thomas] Victor

[Listed as Lieutenant on memorial] Second Lieutenant, 7th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action on the Somme near Pozieres 4th August 1916. Aged 23. Son of Mr. & Mrs. Wallace Wood of Teagues Farm, Scaynes Hill Educated at Ardingly College. Ardingly College W. M. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial MR. 21

WOOD

Henry [Charles]

Private. G.40300, 16th Battalion, The Middlesex Regiment. 33rd Division. Killed in action near Arras 31st May 1917. Aged 30. Son of George & Annie Wood of Pear Tree Cottage, Dane Hill. Husband of Mrs. H. Wood. Lived near ‘‘The Sloop Inn’’. Employee of the Danehurst Estate. Enlisted in Haywards Heath. Formerly with The Royal Sussex Regiment (G.12229). Also included on Dane Hill War Memorial. Commemorated on The Arras Memorial MR. 20

1939/45

ASHBURNHAM

Anchitel Fleetwood

Major 56688, The Royal Army Service Corps. Died in Palestine 20th December 1940. Aged 29. Son of Fleetwood & Elfrida Ashburnham. Husband of Mrs. Kathleen. Marjorie Ashburnham (Nee Willett) of Scaynes Hill. Buried in Ramleh War Cemetery

BUXTON

George Cornelius

Flying Officer 66531, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died at home on active service 28th April 1942. Aged 21. Son of George Henry & Ellen Mary Buxton of Scaynes Hill. Buried in St. Johns Churchyard, Byley, Cheshire.

JAY

Horace Albert

Private 806980, New Zealand Infantry. Died 9th August 1944. Buried in Christchurch (Bromley) Cemetery New Zealand

WILLETT

Ronald Wilfred

Captain 37451, The Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action near Hazebrouck 28th May 1940. Only son of Wilfred & Kathleen Willett of ‘‘Cudwells’’, Scaynes Hill. Buried in Hazebrouck Communal Cemetery.

PEARCE

A. J.

No further information currently

SCOTT

Charles William

Private 14519985, 5th Battalion, The Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action at Cassino, Italy 30th October 1943. Aged 31. Son of Alfred & Mary Scott. Husband of Mrs Mary Emily Jessie Scott of Scaynes Hill. Buried in Cassino War Cemetery, Italy.

WASHER

Leonard Moreley

Sergeant 1336078, No 148 Squadron (Flying Vickers Wellington bombers), Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Killed in action over Egypt 22nd June 1942. Aged 19. Son of Leonard James. & Florence Daisy Washer of Scaynes Hill. Commemorated on The Alemein Memorial. Egypt.

Boer War 1899/1902

The memorial celebrates the safe return of the two men from the Boer War

SHAW

Cecil

Trooper, Dragoon Guards

WILLETT

Frederic Wilfred Bagnall

Lieutenant, Royal Sussex Regiment.

Last updated: 11 January, 2016

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