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TELSCOMBE WAR MEMORIAL

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Compiled and copyright © Chris Comber 2008

The Telescombe War Memorial is located in Telescombe, a remote downland hamlet deep in the South Downs to the North of Peacehaven. The memorial to be found in St. Lawrence’s Church. There are 3 names only for World War 1 and 2 burials in the churchyard, and one grave commemoration for World War 2.

Photograph copyright © Chris Comber 2008

1914-1919

Brookes

Frank Trevor

Sergeant TF.320169, 16th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Died of disease in Wiltshire 23rd October 1918. Aged 25. Son of David & Mabel Brookes of "The Cottage", Amberley, Bury Road, Newmarket, Suffolk. Born in Ross on Wye and enlisted in Brighton. Included on Snailwell Parish Church War Memorial, Cambridgeshire. Buried in Durrington Churchyard Wiltshire.

Reed

Thomas William

Private TF/240502, 1/5th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 48th Division. Killed in action near Ypres 12th October 1917. Aged 25. Son of Henry George and Elizabeth Reed of 7, Turners Green, Wadhurst. Enlisted in Wadhurst. Connection with Telscombe unknown. Included on Wadhurst Parish War Memorial. Buried in Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery

Timlick

William George

Private TF/320177, 16th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 74th Division. Died of disease in military hospital at Abbeville 30th May 1918. Aged 23. Son of Mr & Mrs Thomas Timlick of "Hill View" Aldingbourne. Born and enlisted in Brighton. Employed at Telscombe. Included on Aldingbourne Parish Church War Memorial. Buried in Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension.

1939-1945

Puttock

William Sidney

Deck Boy, SS ‘Paris’ (London), Merchant Navy . Died at home 2nd June 1940. Aaged 18. Son of Sidney and Emily Puttock of Peacehaven. Included on Peacehaven War Memorial. Buried in St Lawrence Churchyard, Telscombe

Ray

Charles Lawrence

Sergeant Pilot 49 Bomber Squadron operating from Scampton (H.P. Hampdens. 1) AD788 EA V, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Shot down over Kiel 26th June1941. Aaged 25. Three crew members killed and one taken prisoner Son of Charles Basil and Rose Mary Ray of Madras, India. Included on Peacehaven War Memorial. Buried in Kiel War Cemetery, Germany.

Inscription on Grave in Telscombe Churchyard "In loving memory of my dear husband Charles Basil Gray Died 6th November 1939 and of our beloved son Sgt. Pilot Charles Lawrence Gray who was killed over Germany on 26th June 1941. Age 25"

Tucknott

Alan Jesse

Flight Sergeant/Navigator/Wireless Operator, 305 (Polish) Squadron Mosquito FB V1 LR 262 SM Q, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. The Aircraft crashed on return from operations over France and the Pilot, Flight Sgt Basil Hogg and Flight Sgt. Alan Tucknott were both killed 24th September 1944. Aged 22. Son of Jesse Newnham and Mabel Gertrude Tucknott. Husband of Elsie May Jesse Tucknott of Deptford, London. Included on Peacehaven War Memorial Buried in St. Lawrence Churchyard, Telscombe.

Last updated 16 May, 2008

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