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SMALL DOLE WAR MEMORIAL

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

Small Dole is a hamlet on the B2037 just South of Henfield. The memorial is a stone tablet on the wall of a small building in the High Street. There are 7 names for WW1 and just 1 for WW2, surnames and initial only

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1914-1918

BROWN

Henry

Gunner 212568, "B" Battery, The Royal Field Artillery. 37th Brigade. Died in Palestine 6th October 1918. Aged 32. Son of George & Mary Brown of Small Dole. Enlisted in Hove. Buried in Ramleh War Cemetery, Palestine

CROOK

Arthur Douglas

Lance Sergeant 1985, 1st.Battalion The Rifle Brigade, 4th Division. Died of wounds 28th April 1915. Born and enlisted in Brighton. Buried in Vlamertinghe Military Cemetery, Belgium

HOLDEN

Frederick John

Gunner 37414, 122nd. Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery (Sussex TF). Killed in action during the March Retreat 28th March 1918. Born and enlisted in Brighton. Commemorated on The Pozieres Memorial

LINCER

Lawrence

Stoker 1st Class 304770/PO, H.M.S. "Queen Mary", Royal Navy Lost with the Battlecruiser at The Battle of Jutland 31st May 1916. Aged 34. Son of Albert & Mary Lincer of Small Dole. Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial.

POINTING

Leslie Gordon

Gunner 2408, 80th Battery, The Royal Field Artillery. 15th Brigade, Died of wounds in base hospital at Rouen 15th September 1918. Aged 22. Son of Mr & Mrs Pointing of 37, Shanklin Road, Brighton. Buried in St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen.

SHEPPARD

Charles Edward

Shoeing Smith 123947, "C" Battery, Royal Field Artillery. 187th Brigade. Died in Belgium 6th October 1918. Aged 26. Husband of Mrs F. S. F. Sheppard of Shaveswood Farm, Albourne. Bururied in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium.

TULLETT

Frank

Petty Officer 217760, HMS Bulwark, Royal Navy. He was born in Nuthurst, Sussex in 1884. In 1911 his father Henry was a publican in Small Dole, Sussex. Frank was among those killed when HMS Bulwark was destroyed by a large internal explosion with the loss of 736 lives, on 26 November 1914. The ship was anchored near Sheerness, Kent, while taking on munitions. He was aged 30 and the husband of Adelaide Tullett of Portsmouth. It is recorded that he is buried in a mass grave along with other members of the crew men at the Woodland Cemetery, Gillingham, Kent. His name is also commemorated on the Upper Beeding memorial.

From the SHOREHAM HERALD

Petty Officer Frank Tullett Royal Navy Died November 26, 1914, aged 30 Frank Tullett was born in Nuthurst, Sussex, on August 26, 1884, the second son of Henry and Louisa Tullett. The family had moved to Steyning by the time of the 1901 Census, when Frank was a carter on a farm. By the time of the 1911 Census, his father was a publican (beer retailer) in Small Dole. Frank joined the Royal Navy as a 17-year-old boy entrant on October 21, 1901, giving his civilian occupation as labourer. He served on board various ships and shore postings, joining his last ship, HMS Bulwark, on August 11, 1914. HMS Bulwark was the fifth of seven ships to bear that name and had entered service with the Royal Navy in 1902. After a refit in 1912, she was assigned to the 5th Battle Squadron and, when war started, was attached to the Channel Fleet. On November 26, 1914, while anchored off Sheerness, Kent, and taking on munitions, she was destroyed by an explosion, probably caused by the overheating of cordite charges placed next to a boiler-room bulkhead. Only 12 men survived. The remains of the 736 men who died, including Frank, were buried in a mass grave in Woodlands Cemetery, Gillingham, Kent. Frank was awarded the 1914/15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal, and is commemorated on Upper Beeding and Small Dole war memorials.

1939/45

FISH

Stanley James

Sapper 2073051, 616th Field Squadron, The Royal Engineers. Killed in action in Italy 6th November 1943. Aged 24. Son of Mr & Mrs Albert Fish of Small Dole. Burired in Sangro River War Cemetery, Italy

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