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STONEGATE WAR MEMORIAL

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

Stonegate is a small hamlet to the South of Ticehurst and Wadhurst. The Stonegate War Memorial can be found on a brass plaque in the Church of St. Peter, with 15 names for World War 1. The listing is by sunames and initials with (some) ranks. There are also two burials in the Churchyard. There is a further plain rectanugular tablet commemorating those who fell in World War 2, there 7 names listed by surname, forename and Regiment.

Photograph copyright © Chris Comber 2006

TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN
MEMORY OF THOSE MEN OF
STONEGATE WHO LAID DOWN
THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR
1914 - 1918
THAT THE INHABITANTS OF OUR EMPIRE
MAY IN PEACE AND QUIET SERVE THEIR GOD

FITZELL

Arthur W A

Driver 148807, 34th. Divisional Ammunition Column, Royal Field Artillery. Died at home after the war 14th February 1919. Aged 34. Son of Robert & Emily Fitzell of Stonegate. Born in Hastings. Buried in St. Peter Churchyard, Stonegate.

FITZELL

Herbert

Private. G/4104, 7th. Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment 12th. Division. Killed in action at Aveuly Wood 27th March 1918. Aged 28. Son of Robert & Emily Fitzell of Stonegate. Born in Chiddingly and enlisted in Hastings. Commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial

McRAE

Archibald William

Captain 14th. King George's Own Ferozepore Sikhs. Killed in action at Gallipoli 4th June 1915. Aged 36. Son of Colonel John Graham McRea of the Bombay Staff Corps, Indian Army. Husband Mrs A W McRae of Brightling Mount, Robertsbridge. Commemorated on The Helles Memorial

MIDMER

Harry George

Able Seaman SS/2026, (RFR/CH/B/8844). H.M.S. Cressy, Royal Navy. Lost when U9 torpedoed the Armoured cruiser off the Dutch coast 22nd September 1914. Aged 22. Son of George & Emily Midmer of Mabbs Hill, Stonegate. Commemorated on The Chatham Naval Memorial

MILAM

George Albert

Private 78185, 9th. Battalion, The Royal Fusiliers. 12th. Division. Killed in action at Amiens 8th August 1918. Aged 18. Son of James & Fanny Milam of Witherenden Cottages, Ticehurst Road, Stonegate. Born in Robertsbridge and enlisted in Brighton. Buried in Dive Copse British Cemetery, Sailly Le Sec.

PATTENDEN, MM

Edwin

Private TF/242025, 2/6th. Battalion, The Royal Warwickshire Regiment. 61st Division. Killed in action during the March Retreat 21st March 1918. Aged 26. Son of Mr & Mrs Ebenezar & Harriett Pattenden of Stonegate. Born in Wadhurst & enlisted in Uckfield Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). Formerly Royal Sussex Regiment Commemorated on The Pozieres Memorial

PATTENDEN

Walter

Private A/40193, 5th. Battalion, The Canadian Infantry Saskatchewan Regiment. 1st. Canadian Division. Killed in action at Ypres 2nd June 1916. Aged 24 Son of Ebanezar & Harriett Pattenden of Stonegate. Born in Wadhurst and enlisted in Canada. Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial Ypres, Belgium

PATTENDEN

William

Private L/7711, 2nd. Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st. Division. Killed in action at Ypres 31st October 1914. Aged 26. Son of Ebenezar & Harriett Pattenden of Stonegate. Born in Wadhurst & enlisted in Tunbridge Wells, Kent. Regular Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial Ypres, Belgium

PIPER

Frederick

Private G/24928, 11th. Battalion, The Royal West Kent Regiment. 41st. Division. Killed in action 31st July 1917. Aged 25. Son of David & Jane Piper of Clayhall, Stonegate. Born in Ticehurst and enlisted in Maidstone Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial Ypres, Belgium

PIPER

Richard William

Private. 56164, 14th.Battalion, The Welsh Regiment. 40th. Division. Died 11th July 1918. Aged 25. Son of Mr & Mrs Albert Piper of Stonegate. Born in Ticehurst and enlisted in Hastings. Formerly The Royal Sussex Regiment Buried in Gezaincourt Communal Cemetery Extension.

POOLEY

Horace J

Private GS/79250, The Royal Fusiliers. Died at home 11th March 1920. Aged 20. Son of Horace & Juliana Pooley of 'The Dens', Wadhurst. Born in Wadhurst. Buried in St.Peter & St Paul Churchyard, Wadhurst.

POTTER

Donald Rolls

Captain, 2/4th. Battalion, The Royal West Surrey Regiment. 53rd. Division. Died of wounds in Palestine 21st December 1917. Aged 23. Son of Mr & Mrs Joseph F Potter of 'Bardown', Stonegate. Buried in Jerusalem War Cemetery

RAYNER

Albert Stanley

Lieutenant, 2nd. Issue Section 2nd. Air Supply Depot, Royal Air Force attached from the Northamptonshire Regiment. Died 15th July 1918. Aged 28. Son of Alfred Daniel and Martha Rayner of 'Linkhurst', Stonegate. Buried in Huby St.Leu British Cemetery

SMITH

John

Private TF/2484, 2/5th. (Cinque Ports) Reserve Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. Died at home 27th July 1915. Aged age 24. Son of James & Eliza Smith of Stonegate. Born in Ticehurst and enlisted in Wadhurst. Buried in St. Peter's Churchyard, Stonegate.

WICKHAM

Charles Frederick Onslow

Second Lieutenant, 16th. Battalion, The Northumberland Fusiliers. 32nd. Division. Died of wounds on the Somme 26th June 1916. Aged 25. Son of Mrs E.Wickham of Bears Oak Cottage, Stonegate. Buried in Authuille Military Cemetery

TO HONOUR THE FALLEN
1939-1945

BAKER William J
Cpl 5th Bn. The Buffs Died 24th Jan 1943 Aged 31. Elder son of William and Lilly Baker Myskyns Farm, Stonegate husband of Rachel Winnifred Joyce Baker, of Stonegate. Buried in MASSICAULT WAR CEMETERY Tunisia
BEENEY Bertrum A
Sgt Air Gr RAF 104 Sqdn. Died 29th Oct 1942 Aged 21. Husband of B. Beeney, of Bursledon, Hampshire No known grave. Commemorated on ALAMEIN MEMORIAL Egypt
BOARER William D
Pte King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry 1st Bn. Died 10th May 1944 Aged 27. Younger son of Mr and Mrs C F Boarer Cottenden, Stonegate husband of Winifred Maisie Boarer, of Retford, Nottinghamshire. Buried in BEACH HEAD WAR CEMETERY, ANZIO Italy
HUSSEY Thomas
Lt Col RA Cdg. 33 Field Regt. Mentioned in Despatches Died 9th June 1944 Aged 37. Son of Henry P and Margaret Hussey, Husband of Joyce Mary Hussey, of Ringwood, Hampshire. Buried in LA DELIVRANDE WAR CEMETERY, DOUVRES, France
LUXFORD John
Sgt Pilot RAF 131 Sqdn Died Aug 1942 Aged 42. Son of John and Constance Luxford Hammerden Farm, Stonegate Buried in ST. PETER CHURCHYARD Stonegate
MCKINSTRY Charles R.B
Cpt RA 2 A.A. Regt. Sec Rg RAF attd. 662 A.O.P. Sqdn Died Aug 1944 Aged 24. Son of Maj. Arthur Douglas McKinstry and Mary Caroline Laura McKinstry, of Limuru, Kenya. Buried in Les Gonards Cemetery Versailles, France
UPTON Kenneth
Leading Stoker RN H.M.S. Kelly Died May 1941 Aged 24. Son of Isacc and Ellen Upton Hammerden, Stonegate husband of Freda Elizabeth Mabel Upton, of Wadhurst, Sussex. No known grave. Commemorated on Chatham Naval Memorial

Last updated 13 October, 2016

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