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UCKFIELD WAR MEMORIALS

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Chris Comber 2007

The Uckfield Parish Church War Memorials are to be found within Holy Cross Parish Church and take the form of detailed of a brass m emorial with 92 names for World War 1 with Regiment and rank as indicated and also a carved wooden board with 44 names and initials only for World War 2. There is also and external memorial in the form of a cross of white stone with a sword of sacrifice in relief on front; the cross is set on a tapering column which surmounts plinth; the plinth bears relief of anchor with dates either side of anchor. The whole memorial is set on four-stepped base of stone.

Photographs Copyright © Chris Comber 2007

1914 - 1918

ADAMS

William H

Private 435307 49th. Battalion, The Canadian Infantry (The Alberta Regiment) . 3rd Canadian Division. Son of Mr & Mrs Adams of Uckfield. Born in Uckfield Died in England 20 October 1918. Aged 32 No record with Canadian Virtual Memorial. Buried in Uckfield Cemetery.

ALLEN

Frederick

Petty Officer 1st Class 128140 RFR/PO/A/2181 Royal Navy H.M.Armed Yacht "Aries". Lost when the vessel was mined off Leathercoatnear Dover;. 22 crew were killed, 31 October 1915 (mine laid from the German submarine UC-6). Aged 48. Son of Abraham & Sarah Allen of Buxted. Husband of Gertrude Allen of Framfield Road, Uckfield. Served in the Witu Expedition on 1890, the South African War & the Boxer Rebellion. Buried in Southborough Cemetery, Kent.

BATEMAN

Sidney George

Private SD. 2861 7th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment 12th Division Killed in action near Arras 25 July 1917 age 32 Born in Cucklington, Dorset and enlisted in Uckfield Formerly with the South Downs Battalions Commemorated on The Arras Memorial

BEAN

George

Private 33276 2nd Battalion, The Ox & Bucks Light Infantry 2nd Division. Killed in action on the Somme 13 November 1916. Aged 23. Son of George & Emma Elizabeth Bean of Uckfield, (Hotel Proprietors) . Born in Heathfield and enlisted in Hilsea, Hants. Former RFA. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial

BERRY

Alfred Ronald

Private PO/18840 Royal Marine Light Infantry HMS"Vindictive" Died 25 April 1918. of wounds received at Zeebrugge on the 23rd Age 20. Son of Charles & Anne Berry of 78, New Alexandra Road, Uckfield. Buried in Uckfield Cemetery

BRAY

Charles Sydney

Private G. 41344 13th Infantry Labour Company The Royal West Surrey Regiment. Died in base hospital at St.Omer 24 March 1917. Aged 39. Son of Mr & Mrs D M Bray of Redruth Cornwall. Husband of Florence Bray of 158, The High Street, Uckfield. Born in Winfuir, North Wales and enlisted in Eastbourne. Buried in Longuenesse (St.Omer) Souvenir Cemetery.

BRUNSDON

Thomas

Sapper. 158806 83rd Field Company The Royal Engineers. Taken prisoner and died in captivity in Germany 27 March 1918 Born & enlisted in Uckfield Buried in Cologne Southern Cemetery

CHATFIELD

William Charles

Private G.18013 13th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment 39th Division Died of wounds 8 September 1916. Aged 30 Brother of Mrs Wickens of Framfield Road, Uckfield. Born & enlisted in Uckfield Buried in Couin British Cemetery

COCKETT

Alfred William

Private S.536 1st Battalion, The Royal West Surrey Regiment 1st Division Reservist Killed in action near Givenchy 16 February 1915 Born in Uckfield and enlisted in Guildford Resident of Uckfield Commemorated on The Le Touret Memorial

COLEMAN

John

Private G.12327 9th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment 24th Division. Killed in action near Ypres 12 August 1917. Aged 32. Son of John & Annie Coleman of Uckfield Husband of Emily Coleman of Long Eaton. Notts. Born and enlisted in Uckfield. Buried in Hooge Crater Cemetery, Zillebeke, Belgium

CORDEN

Albert

Private G.1564 16th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment 74th Division. Died of sickness at home 15 December 1918. Aged 26. Son of Albert & Mary Anne Corden of 63, The High Street, Uckfield. Born in Newhaven. Twice wounded Buried in Uckfield Cemetery.

CORNFORD

Horace

Private 3528 30th Battalion, The Australian Infantry 8th Brigade. 5th Australian Division. Killed in action at Ypres 29 September 1917. Aged 23. Son of Horace & Ruth Cornford of Harlands Farm, Uckfield. Born in Mayfield Emigrated to Australia.Enlisted in Manley, Australia Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial Ypres, Belgium

CORNFORD

Elam

Driver T/35084 273rd Company The Royal Army Service Corps Died of disease in Alexandria, Egypt 11 July 1915. Aged 19. Son of Horace and Ruth Cornford (Farmer) of Harlands Farm, Uckfield.Born in Mayfield and enlisted in Weymouth Buried in Alexandria Military & War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt.

COTTINGHAM, MM

Isaac

Sergeant. 95396 "C" Battery 106th Brigade Royal Field Artillery Killed in action in the Ypres Salient 16 July 1917. Aged 21. Son of Mr & Mrs F.Cottingham of 69, Alexandra Road, Uckfield. Born & enlisted in Uckfield Buried in Railway Dugouts Burial Ground, Ypres, Belgium.

DEADMAN

Sydney Herbert

Private G.8369 7th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment 12th Division. Killed in action near Monchy 3 May 1917. age 26. Son of Francis John & Mary Anne Deadman of Uckfield Born in Towersey, Oxon and enlisted in Uckfield Commemorated on The Arras Memorial

DEVELIN

Frank Henry

Private TF.1575 1/5th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment 1st Division. Killed in action at Richebourg L'Avoue 9 May 1915. Aged 18. Son of Francis Emery & Caroline Develin of 7, Meadow Place, Uckfield. Born in St.Leonards and enlisted in Uckfield. Buried in Guards Cemetery, Cuinchy.

DIVALL

Edward

Private 46126 7th Battalion, The Royal Fusiliers. 63rd Royal Naval Division Killed in action near Arras 29 April 1917. Aged 41. Son of Thomas & Hannah Divall of Hurstland Cottages, Hartfield. Husband of Ellen Divall of 37, New Road, Ridgewood, Uckfield. Born and enlisted in Uckfield Commemorated on The Arras Memorial

DOUCH

Harry Francis

Private 78995 1/4th Battalion, The Northumberland Fusiliers 50th Division. Killed in action during the German May Offensive on the Marne Front 27 May 1918. Aged 26. Son of Harry & Catherine Douch Born in Bexleyheath and enlisted in Eastbourne. Formerly with the Sussex Yeomanry Commemorated on The Soissons Memorial.

DRIVER

Collis

Gunner 9737 16th Battery The Royal Field Artillery Died of wounds 5 October 1918. Aged 22. Son of Mr & Mrs Charles Driver of Uckfield. Husband of Constance Driver of Old Town, Eastbourne. Born in Framfield and enlisted in Lewes. Included on Eastbourne War Memorial and St.Mary's Parish Church Memorial, Old Town.Eastbourne Buried in Grevillers British Cemetery.

DURRANT

Albert Edward

Corporal 105917 "D" Battery 11th Brigade Royal Field Artillery Died in France after hostilities 22 November 1918. Aged 21. Son of Mr & Mrs H, Durrant of 33, Ringles Cross, Uckfield. Buried in Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille.

DURANT

George

Lance Corporal 76989 9th Battalion, The Royal Fusiliers 12th Division Killed in action 28 August 1918 Born in Buxted and enlisted in Eastbourne Resident of Uckfield Buried in Guillemont Road Cemetery, Guillemont

EARL

Harold

Gunner 163545 "C" Battery 315th Brigade. Royal Field Artillery Killed in action 4 April 1918. Aged 21. Son of Charles & Emily Florence Earl of 3, Framfield Road, Uckfield. Born and enlisted in Uckfield. Commemorated on The Arras Memorial

EARL

Arthur Charles

Sergeant 3858 1st Battalion, The Rifle Brigade. 4th Division Killed in action 20 October 1914. Aged 22. Son of Charles & Emily Florence Earl of 3, Framfield Road, Uckfield. Born and enlisted in Uckfield. Buried in Le Touquet Railway Crossing Cemetery.

FARR

John Phillip

Lance Corporal SPTS.1/478 23rd Battalion, The Royal Fusiliers 33rd Division Died of wounds in base hospital at Abbeville on the 3 June 1916. age 26. Son of Edward Henry & Frances Elizabeth Farr of 101 The High Street, Uckfield. Born in Uckfield and enlisted in London. Buried in Abbeville Communal Cemetery

FRENCH

Charles Edward

Private 30327 58th Battalion, The Machine Gun Corps. (Infantry) Former Royal Sussex Killed in action 12 March 1918. Aged 22. Son of Peter & Harriett French of 33, Alexandria Road, Uckfield Born and enlisted in Uckfield Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial

FULLER

George Wesley

Private TF.325030 1/8th Battalion, The Royal Warwickshire Regiment 48h. Division. Killed in action at Ypres 27 August 1917. Aged 32. Son of George & Louise Jane Fuller of 38, Harcourt Road, Uckfield Husband of Sarah Fuller of West View, Harwell, Steventon, Berkshire Born and enlisted in Uckfield. Formerly with The Suffolks. Bur Bedford House Cemetery, Belgium

FULLER

Charles Whitfield

Private 27067 2nd Battalion, The Northamptonshire Regiment 8th Division. Died of wounds suffered at Ypres 8 July 1917. Aged 26. Son of George & Louise Jane Fuller of 38, Harcourt Road, Uckfield. Born in Uckfield and enlisted in Chichester. Buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium

FROST

Leonard William

Born Framfield 1892. Son of Mr & Mrs Frost of Uckfield. Royal Sussex on W.M. No record with SDGW or CWGC Medal Rolls Leonard W Frost Private 41462 Bedfords/Att Labour Corps 601592 or Leonard W Frost Pte. G.23521 Royal West Surreys.

FUNNELL

Albert

Private G. 18091 7th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment 12th Division. Killed in action at Arras 3 May 1917. Aged 40. Son of Stephen & Lucy Funnell. Husband of Alice Funnell 13, Hampstead Gardens, Uckfield. Enlisted in Uckfield. Buried in Feuchy Chapel British Cemetery.

FURNER

Albert Edward

Private TF.240876 1/5th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment 48th Division. Died of wounds 13 October 1917 age 18. Son of William & Emily Furner of High Beech Cottages, Handcross. Enlisted in Buxted. Buried in Dozinghem Military Cemetery, Belgium

GALLOWAY

Frederick Philip

Lieutenant Royal Flying Corps No 27 Bomber Squadron (D.H.4's) Died of wounds in base hospital at Etaples 12 November 1917. Aged 22. Son of Frederick & Emma Galloway of 8, Trouville Road, C;apham Park, London.Born in London Buried in Etaples Military Cemetery

GANDER

Leslie Stephen

Second Lieutenant 1/4th Battalion, The Seaforth Highlanders 51st Division. Died of wounds in base hospital at Etaples 5 June 1918. Aged 24. Son of Philip and Jane Ada Gander of Uckfield Born in Brighton Buried in Etaples Military Cemetery.

GOLDSMITH

Harold

Sapper 26238 9th Field Company The Royal Engineers Died of wounds 24 June 1915. Aged 21 Brother of Bertha Goldsmith of 100, Dewe Road, Brighton. Born in Eastbourne and enlisted in Lewes Buried in Hospital Farm Cemetery.

GODDEN

Arthur James

Corporal 2169 7th Battalion, The Royal West Kent Regiment 18th Division. Died of wounds 24 September 1915. Aged 19 Born in Barcombe and enlisted in Tunbridge Wells Resident of Tunbridge Wells. Buried in Becourt Military Cemetery, Becordel-Becourt

GURR

Arthur

Private SD.799 11th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment 39th Division Died of wounds at home 4 July 1916. Aged 20. Son of Moses & Mary Gurr of Deepdene Cottage, Buckham Hill, Isfield. Born in Isfield and enlisted in Brighton. Included on Isfield Parish Church War Memorial. Buried in St.Margarets Churchyard, Isfield.

HAZELDEN

William Henry Alfred

Private TF.2922 1/5th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment 1st Division Killed in action at Richebourg 9 May 1915. Aged 22. Son of Frederick & Sally Hazelden of Palehouse Common, Framfield. Born & enlisted in Uckfield Commemorated on The Le Touret Memorial

HENTY

Thomas

Private G.1543 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment 1st Division. Died of wounds in base hospital at Calais 15 March 1916. Aged 24. Son of Albert & Harriett Henty of "Ivy Cottage" Bulletts, Uckfield. Born in Uckfield and enlisted in Brighton. Buried in Calais Southern Cemetery

HOPKINS

Alfred George

Private G.2263 8th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment 12th Division Killed in action 5 September 1917. Born in Uckfield and enlisted in Eastbourne 7th Batt. In SDGW Vol 40 Buried in Duhallow ADS Cemetery, Ypres, Belgium

IZZARD

Frederick Charles

Private 92861 2nd. Battalion, The London Regiment (The Royal Fusiliers) 56th Division Formerly RASC. Killed in action 10 September 1918. Aged 26. Son of Mr & Mrs F.C.Izzard of Uckfield. Brother of Mrs C.Billett of 143, Goldstone Crescent, Hove. Born in Uckfield and enlisted in Lewes. Buried in London Cemetery & Extension, Longueval

JEFFERY

Harry

Private 307631 8th Battalion, The Tank Corps. Killed in action at Amiens 8 August 1918. Aged 25. Son of Richard & Fanny Jeffery of Uckfield. Husband of Fanny Margaret Jeffery (remarried) of Uckfield. Born in Buxted and enlisted in Brighton. Formerly with the Royal Flying Corps. Buried in Heath Cemetery, Harbonnieres.

JOHNSON

Frederick R

Private 12174 8th Battalion, The East Kent Regiment 24th Division Died of wounds in base hospital near Calais 25 June 1917. Aged 41 Born in Uckfield and enlisted in Chichester. Resident of West Dean, West Sussex. Buried in Calais Southern Cemetery

LEACH

Herbert

Private 25128 12th Battalion, The Royal Fusiliers 24th Division Died of wounds 10 August 1917. Aged 28. Son of Arthur Louis & Martha Leach of Uckfield. Born in Lewes and enlisted in Chichester. Buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium

LEANEY

Thomas

Pioneer 227816 The Royal Engineers. 305th Road Construction Company. Killed in action near Ypres 17 September 1917. Aged 42. Son of Charles & Harriett Leaney of 5, Millcroft Cottages, Uckfield. Husband of Rose Jane Leany of 45, Stanley Road, Queens Park, Brighton. Born in Frant and enlisted in Brighton. Included on Brighton War Memorial. Buried in Ypres Reservoir Cemetery, Belgium

LEDWARD

William

Rifleman 3857 2nd Battalion, The Rifle Brigade 8th Division Killed in action 12 March 1915. Aged 22. Son of John & Ellen Ledward of 6, North Row, Uckfield. Born and enlisted in Uckfield Commemorated on The Le Touret Memorial

LEDWORD

Sidney Thomas

Rifleman R/ 5724 10th Battalion, The Kings Royal Rifle Corps 20th Light Division Died of wounds (Grave lost) at Cambrai 30 November 1917. Born in Uckfield and enlisted in Lambeth Resident of Eastbourne. Commemorated on The Cambrai Memorial

LLOYD

Thomas

Private G. 18952 6th Battalion, The East Kent Regiment. 12th Division Died of wounds 2 October 1917. Aged 31. Son of John & Elizabeth Lloyd of Uckfield. Husband of Ethel Lloyd of 51, Framfield Road, Uckfield. Born in Uckfield and enlisted in Eastbourne. Formerly with the Royal Sussex. Bur, Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun

LLOYD

William F

Guardsman 15026 1st, Battalion, The Scots Guards. Guards Division Killed in action 23 August 1918. Aged 21 Born in Uckfield and enlisted in Leeds, Yorkshire. Buried in Bucquoy Road Cemetery, Ficheux

MACE

George

Able Seaman J/12026 HMS"Alert" Tigris Flotilla, Mesopotamia Died in Mesopotamia 27 August 1916 age 21 Born in Dartmouth, Devon. Buried in Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery

MINNS

Frederick Henry

Private SD.5239 11th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment 39th Division Killed in action 3 April 1918.Aged 21. Son of Mr & Mrs Minns of Uckfield Born in Buxted and enlisted in Uckfield Buried in St.Emillie Valley Cemetery.

MITCHELL, MM

John Drew

Private 28424 1st Battalion, The Gloucestershire Regiment 1st Division. Died of wounds 9 September 1916. Born in Uckfield and enlisted in London. Formerly with the Household Cavalry with whom he was awarded the M.M. Buried in Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt L'Abbe

MOCKETT

Herbert John

Private 39511 11th Battalion, The Essex Regiment 6th Division Killed in action 28 May 1918. Aged 36. Son of Alfred & Ellen Mockett of Mountfield Lodge, Uckfield. Husband of Florence Muriel Mockett of 7, Hampstead Gardens, Uckfield. Enlisted in Chichester. Formerly RASC. Commemorated on The Tyne Cot Memorial.

MONTGOMERY

Wilfred James

Private TF.376445 1/9th Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry Pioneer Battalion, 62nd Division. Killed in action 21 July 1918. Aged 28. Son of Mr & Mrs J.T.Montgomery of 21, Vernon Road, Uckfield. Born in Chichester and enlisted in Eastbourne. Former East Yorks. Commemorated on The Soissons Memorial

NYE

Robert Percy

Rifleman 303491 1/5th Battalion, The London Regiment (The London Rifle Brigade) 56th Division. Killed in action 12 April 1917. Aged 29. Son of Robert & Elizabeth Nye of Camberwell. Husband of Louisa Elizabeth Nye of 147, Framfield Road, Uckfield. Born in Rotherhithe and enlisted in Wandsworth Buried in London Cemetery Neuville Vitasse

PAINE

Harold Godfrey

Bombardier 14729 "D" Battery 58th Brigade Royal Field Artillery Killed in action on the Somme 2 November 1916. Aged 19. Son of Godfrey Edward & Edith Annie Paine of 7, Vernon Road, Uckfield. Born in Hailsham and enlisted in Haywards Heath Buried in Courcelette British Cemetery

PAINE

Harry

Private M2/191893 Motor.Transport Royal Army Service Corps Died at home 30 April 1917. Aged 48. Son of Mr & Mrs Samuel Paine of Uckfield Born in Maidstone Kent and enlisted in Herne Bay. Buried in Uckfield Cemetery

PARKS

Edwin W

Private TF.1826 1/5th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment 48th Division Killed in action 23 July 1916. Aged 18. Son of Mr & Mrs George Parks of Alexandra Road, Uckfield. Born in Framfield and enlisted in Uckfield. Employee of "Hammonds" The High Street, Uckfield. Buried in Bouzincourt Communal Cemetery, Extension.

POTTER

Harry

Lance Corporal G.824 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment 1st Division.Killed in action on the Somme near Ginchy 9 September 1916. Aged 23. Son of Mr & Mrs Frederick Potter of 10, Church Street, Uckfield. Born in Arundel and enlisted in Chichester. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial

POTTER

Lionel

Private G.43890 17th Battalion, The Middlesex Regiment 33rd Division Killed in action at Arras 28 April 1917. Aged 27 Born in Uckfield and enlisted in Ealing. Resident of Hayes, Middlesex. Commemorated on The Arras Memorial

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Alfred

Private 21341 2nd Battalion, The Hampshire Regiment 29th Division. Killed in action 5 August 1916. Aged 29 Husband of Alice Page (remarried) of 173, Framfield Road, Uckfield. Born and enlisted in Brighton. Formerly with the Royal Sussex. Buried in Potijze Chateau Wood Cemetery

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Alfred Henry

Private G.18383 7th Battalion, The Royal West Kent Regiment 18th Division. Died of wounds in base hospital at Rouen 30 November 1917. Aged 31. Son of William & Anne Page of Uckfield. Husband of Ellen Elizabeth Page of 4, Elm Grove, Southover, Lewes. Born and enlisted in Uckfield Formerly Royal Sussex Buried in St.Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen

PRATT

Charles Henry

Sapper 14616 Royal Engineers. Bedford Signal Depot."A" Died at home 29 October 1917. Aged 28. Son of Thomas Henry & Louisa Pratt of 69, The High Street, Uckfield. Born in Uckfield and enlisted in Brighton. Buried in Uckfield Cemetery

RALPH

Frederick

Rifleman 4282 1/8th Battalion, The London Regiment (The Post Office Rifles) 47th London Division. Killed in action 15 September 1916. Aged 26. Son of Mr & Mrs George Ralph of 61, Framfield Road, Uckfield. Enlisted in London. Resident of Redhill, Surrey. Buried in Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval

REED

William Henry

Private 33606 9th Battalion, The East Surrey Regiment 24th Division Died of wounds in base hospital at Etaples 5 August 1917. Aged 25. Son of Mr & Mrs Henry Reed of Brooks Farm. Palehouse Common, Framfield. Husband of Gertrude Dorothy Reed of Uckfield. Born in Uckfield and enlisted in Chichester. Buried in Etaples Military Cemetery

RICHARDS

Charles

Gunner 38958 32nd Battery 33rd Brigade Royal Field Artillery Died of wounds 16 June 1917. Aged 28. Son of John Alfred & Alice Richards of 120 Framfield Road, Uckfield Born in Uckfield and enlisted in Woolwich. Buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium

RICHARDS

Frederick William

Private G.5116 7th Battalion, The East Kent Regiment 18th Division. Killed in action 23 March 1918. Born in Uckfield and enlisted in Tenterden, Kent. Resident of Rolvenden Commemorated on The Pozieres Memorial

RICHARDS

Walter Edward

Second Lieutenant 16th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment 74th Division. Died of influenza 11 December 1918. Aged 21. Son of Mr & Mrs Albert Edward Richards of "The School House" Uckfield.previously wounded and invalided out of the service. Buried in Uckfield Cemetery

RICHARDS

William Frederick

Private 29883 1/5th Battalion, The Duke of Cornwalls Light Infantry Pioneer Battalion, 61st Division. Killed in action 31 March 1918.age 32. Son of John Alfred & Alice Richards of 120. Framfield Road, Uckfield. Husband of Elizabeth Richards of 139, Framfield Road, Uckfield Formerly Royal West Surreys. Born Isfield and enlisted in Eastbourne. Commemorated on The Pozieres Memorial

RICHARDSON

Henry (Harry)

Private TF.203970 1/7th Battalion, The Middlesex Regiment 56th Division. Killed in action 16 August 1917. age 31. Son of Mary Anne West (Formerly Richardson) of 15, Alexandra Road, Uckfield Born in Alfriston and enlisted in Uckfield. Uckfield resident. Commemorated on The Tyne Cot Memorial

RICHARDSON

Victor Francis

Private 9970 1st Battalion, The Border Regiment 29th Division. Died in Malta after serving on Gallipoli 23 November 1915. Aged 24. Son of Mr.Richardson and Mrs Jane Richardson of 2, Howard Place, Framfield Road, Uckfield Born in Uckfield and enlisted in Newhaven. Buried in Pieta Military Cemetery, Malta.

ROGERS, MSM

Raymond F

Sergeant 38096 "B"Battery 46th Brigade Royal Field Artillery Taken prisoner and died in captivity 12 May 1918. Born and enlisted in Uckfield. Buried in Berlin (South Western) Cemetery Germany

SANDERSON

Ronald Harcourt

Lieutenant Colonel 148th Brigade Royal Field Artillery Loa near Ypres 17 April 1918. Aged 41. Son of Rev. Edward and Mary Jane Sanderson of The Rectory, Uckfield. Born in Highurstwood. Buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium. See also Lords' Cricket Members' World War 1 Memorial

SAUNDERS

John William

Private G.1677 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment 1st Division. Killed in action at Loos 25 September 1915. Aged 21. Son of Alfred & Adelaide Saunders of 5, Lewes Road, Ridgewood, Uckfield. Born in Uckfield and enlisted in Lewes. Employee of Crittendens Motor Works. Commemorated on The Loos Memorial

SEARLE

John

Private G.6710 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment 1st Division. Killed in action at the Crassiers near Loos 30 June 1916. Aged 22. Son of Harry & Sarah Searle of Uckfield Born in Wishaw, Lanarkshire & enlisted in Uckfield. Commemorated on The Arras Memorial

SHARPE

James

Private SD.1095 11th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment 39th Division Killed in action at Beaucourt Ridge on the Somme 3 September 1916. Aged 22. Son of Mr & Mrs Samuel Sharpe formerly of Eastbourne. Born in Eastbourne and enlisted in Uckfield. Bur Ancre British Cemetery.

SIMMONS

Bertie Arthur

Private G.19533 9th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment 24th Division. Killed in action on the River Avre 3 April 1918. Aged 20. Son of George and Annie Simmons of 14, Alexandra Road, Uckfield. Born Uckfield & enlisted Eastbourne. Commemorated on The Pozieres Memorial

SIMMONS

Charles Frederick

Private TF.260136 1/6th Battalion, The Royal Warwickshire Regiment 48th Division Killed in action near Ypres 4 October 1917. Aged 39 Eldest son of Thomas & Mary Simmons of West View, Uckfield. Born and enlisted in Uckfield Formerly served with the Suffolks and the Essex Regiment. Commemorated on The Tyne Cot Memorial

SIMMONDS

Robert Thomas

Private TF.1597 1/5th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment 1st Division. Killed in action at Richebourg L'Avoue 9 May 1915. Son of George & Emma Simmonds of 2, Baker Street, Uckfield. Born and enlisted in Uckfield. Commemorated on The Le Touret Memorial

TAYLOR

Freelond

Stoker nd Class SS/119261/PO Royal Navy HMS"Diadem" (Stoker training Cruiser (Portsmouth) Died of influenza 22 August 1918. Aged 18. Son of George & Bessie Taylor of 61, Five Ash Down, Buxted. Buried in St,.Margaret The Queen Churchyard, Buxted Park

TAYLOR

George William

Private 34349 Royal Army Medical Corps. Died at home 27 February 1915. Aged 24. Son of Mr & Mrs C.G.Taylor of Spring Cottage "The Budletts", Uckfield, Born in Uckfield and enlisted in Haywards Heath Buried in Uckfield Cemetery

TAYLOR

Henry John

2nd Corporal 16617 54th Field Company The Royal Engineers. Killed in action 25 November 1915. Born and enlisted in Uckfield. (SDGW & Medal Rolls) No record found with CWGC.

TEAGUE

John Spencer

Private TF.202687 1/5th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment 48th Division Killed in an air raid 15 September 1917. Aged 31. Son of William & Eliza Teague of 19, Lewes Road, Ridgewood, Uckfield. Born and enlisted in Uckfield Buried in Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery Belgium.

TOWNSEND

Thomas

Private 228754 2nd Battalion, The Royal Fusiliers. 29th Division. Killed in action 13 April 1918 Husband of Louisa Maude Townsend (remarried) of Homelands, Framfield. Born in Uckfield, Resident of Ridgewood, Uckfield. Formerly, Royal Sussex, Commemorated on The Ploegsteert Memorial

WALDER

Richard Down

Private TF. 2873 1/5th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment 1st Division Died of wounds in base hospital at Boulogne 18 May 1915. Aged 21. Son of George & Elizabeth Walder of Millside, Bolney. Enlisted in Uckfield. Included on Bolney Parish War Memorials Buried in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery

WALKER

Albert Edward

Private 41321 9th Battalion, The Royal Fusiliers 12th Division Killed in action 7 October 1916. Aged 30. Son of Mr & Mrs H, Walker of Northampton. Husband of Mrs E W Walker of 59 Fords Green. Nutley. Born in Cudle, Hants and enlisted in Uckfield. Uckfield resident. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial

WALKER

William Victor

Private G.50812 23rd Battalion, The Middlesex Regiment 41st Division. Died at home 7 August 1918. Born in Brighton and enlisted in Chichester. Uckfield resident Buried in Uckfield Cemetery.

WALLIS

Charles Strudwick

Regimental Sergeant Major GS.732 Depot.Royal Sussex Regiment Died of bronchitis 7 January 1917. Aged 53 Husband of Mrs C.S.Wallis of Belle Vue Place, Uckfield. Born in Redhill, Surrey and enlisted in Uckfield in 1880. Served in Egypt 1882/85. Present at Tel el Kebir. Served in India. Discharged in 1904 after 25 years service.Re enlisted as recruiting sergeant in 1914, signing on over 300 local men for service. Employed as Buxted Park Ranger. Special Reservist Buried in St.Margaret The Queen Churchyard, Buxted Park.

WEST

Richard Charles

Private 71969 1st Battalion, The Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment) 8th Division Killed in action at Ypres 31 July 1917. Aged 17 Born in Uckfield & enlisted in Eastbourne. Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial Ypres, Belgium.

WHEATLEY

Sydney Hoad

Private 42765 2/10th Battalion, The Manchester Regiment 11th Division Killed in action.near Ypres 9 October 1917. Aged 26. Son of Mr & Mrs George Wheatley of 36, Eridge Road, Tunbridge Wells. Husband of Lilian Daisy Wheatley of 113, Framfield Road, Uckfield. Born in Tunbridge Wells and enlisted in Hove. Formerly East Surreys. Commemorated on The Tyne Cot Memorial

WHITE

Frank

Staff Sergeant 148032 331st Siege Battery The Royal Garrison Artillery Killed in action at Ypres March 1911.17. Aged 38. Son of William & Ellen White. Husband of Florence Mary White (remarried) of "The Alma Hotel" Uckfield. Born and enlisted in Uckfield Buried in Ypres Reservoir Cemetery, Belgium

WREN

Frank

Stoker Petty Officer 297152 Royal Navy HMS"Black Prince" Lost with the Armoured Cruiser during the Battle of Jutland 31 May 1916. Aged 35. Son of Mr & Mrs Wren of Uckfield Born in Eastbourne. Uckfield resident Commemorated on The Poertsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea.

WRIGHT

Arthur Ernest

Private TF.1827 1/5th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment 48th Division. Killed in action on the Somme 6 July 1916. Aged 21. Son of Mr & Mrs Ernest Wright of 8, Baker Street, Uckfield. Born and enlisted in Uckfield. Buried in Knighrsbridge Cemetery.

WICKENS

Thomas Martin

Rifleman 2574 1/9th Battalion, The London Regiment (Queen Victoria's Rifles) Killed in action on the Somme 9 September 1916 age 25. Son of Mr & Mrs Wickens of Uckfield Born in Crawley Down and enlisted in London. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial

WICKENS

George Edward

Rifleman 2576 1/9th Battalion, The London Regiment (Queen Victoria's Rifles) Killed in action on the Somme 1 July 1916. age 22. Son of Mr & Mrs Wickens of Uckfield. Born in Uckfield and enlisted in London Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial

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ANDREWS

Frederick George

Sergeant 6th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment Died at home 20 March 1942. Aged 29. Son of Thomas & Frances Andrews. Husband of Marjorie Amy Andrews. Bur, Uckfield Cemetery.

BARROW

Wallace Charles

Petty Officer Royal Navy H.M.Submarine P 32 Lost when the Submarine struck a mine off the North African Coast while on patrol from Malta 23 August 1941. Aged 31. Son of Harry & Ellen Barrow. Husband of Vera Barrow of North End, Portsmouth Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea.

BLACKALL

Hugh

Pilot Officer RAFVR 603 Squadron. Died at home 23 July 1941 age 26. Son of The Rev. Lewis Blackall & Mrs Gertrude Blackall. Husband of Dorothy Blackall of Uckfield Buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery Surrey

BRAY

Alfred John

Lance Sergeant Royal Corps of Signals 2 H.Q. Signals Unit Died at home 10 November 1941. Aged 46. Son of John & Mary Anne Bray. Husband of Hettie R.Bray of Uckfield Bur, Uckfield Cemetery

BROOMFIELD

Thomas Martin

Private 11th Home Defence Battalion, Royal Sussex Died at home 5 May 1941. Aged 61. Son of Thomas & Harriett Broomfield. usband of Emma June Broomfield of Uckfield Buried in Uckfield Cemetery

BROWN

Roy Ernest

Sergeant Air Gunner Royal Air Force 16 Army Co operation Squadron (Lysanders) Killed in action during the Battle of France 28 May 1940. Aged 23. Son of John & Nellie Brown of Uckfield Buried in Longuenesses Souvenir Cemetery St.Omer

CHATFIELD

Peter Joseph

Private The Devonshire Regiment 12th Airborne Battalion, Killed in action during the Rhine Crossings 24 March 1945 age 18. Son of Alfred & Caroline Chatfield of Uckfield Buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

CHATFIELD

Raymond Montague Chapman

Stoker 1st Class Royal Navy HMS "Riou" (Captain Class Frigate) Died in the United States 24 March 1944 Buried in Newport (Island) Cemetery, Rgode Island USA.

CHURCH

Richard Ernest

Lance Corporal 6th Battalion, The Royal East Kent Regiment Died at home 7 September 1940 Husband of Mr B H Church of Uckfield Buried in Uckfield Cemetery

COOPER

Geoffrey Danvers

Major 1st Battalion, The Manchester Regiment Taken prisoner by the Japanese and died in captivity 26 June 1943. Aged 43. Son of Ernest Frederick & Mabel Rosamond Cooper of Uckfield. Husband of Eileen Norah Cooper of Uckfield Buried in Kanchanaburi War Cemetery Thialand

COSHAM

Kenneth Frank

Aircraftman 2nd Class RAFVR 211 Squadron (Beaufighters) Lost on operations in the Far East 8 March 1945. Commemorated on The Singapore Memorial

DUBBER

Ronald Albert

Marine PLY/X/3230 Royal Marine Detachment HMS"Neptune" Lost when the Cruiser was mined with the loss of all hands in the Mediterranean 19 December 1941. Aged 27 Commemorated on The Plymouth Naval Memorial

ELLIS

John Homfray

Pilot Officer RAFVR. Died at home 1 April 1942. Aged 19. Son of Philip James & Doris Ellis of Ringmer Included on St.Mary's Buxted and Buxted Park War Memorial. Buried in St.Mary's Churchyard Cardington, Beds.

FOX

William Henry

Sergeant Wireless Operator Air Gunner RAFVR 103 Bomber Squadron (Lancasters) Operating from Elsham Wolds.Lincs. Lost on operations over Germany 17 March 1945. Aged 19. Son of Henry & Alice Emily Fox of Uckfield Buried in Durnbach War Cemetery, Germany

FRAMPTON

George

Private Home defence Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment Died at home 3 January 1941. Aged 53. Son of George & Rhoda Frampton. Husband of Elizabeth Jane Frampton of Uckfield Buried in Uckfield Cemetery

FRENCH

William Joseph

Private 5th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment Died at home 20 June 1940. Son of William and Kate French of Ringles Cross, Uckfield. Buried in Uckfield Cemetery.

GRAY

William Charles George

Lance Bombardier Royal Artillery 7/4th Maritime Regiment Lost at sea 3 March 1943. Aged 22. Son of Mr & Mrs W.Gray of Uckfield Commemorated on The Plymouth Naval Memorial

HALL

Maurice

Leading Airman Fleet Air Arm HMA"Sparrowhawk" RNAS Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, Scotland Died on active service 20 April 1940. Aged 23. Son of Herbert Edward & Florence Emily Hall of Uckfield. Buried in Lerwick New Cemetery, Scotland

HAMILTON-WEBB

G D

Sergeant Royal Army Service Corps Died in Italy after the war 14 July 1946. Aged 40 Husband of Nellie Hamilton-Webb of Uckfield. Buried in Naples War Cemetery, Italy

HAWKINS

James Michael

Midshipman Royal Navy HMS"Repulse" Lost when the Battlecruiser was sunk by the Japanese off Malaya 10 December 1941 age 19. Son of Captain (A) J.F.W.C.Hawkins & Mrs Katherine Hawkins. Commemorated on The Plymouth Naval Memorial

HICKMAN

George Frederick

Gunner 8th Defence Regiment The Royal Artillery Died at home 4 November 1941. Son of George & Alice Ellen Hickman of Uckfield. Buried in Uckfield Cemetery

HOLFORD

Hugh Funnell

Private 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment Killed in action during the retreat to Dunkirk 24 May 1940. Aged 20. Son of Owen and Annie Holford of Ridgewood, Uckfield Buried in Le Grand Hasard Military Cemetery, Morbecque

JACKSON

George William

Private 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment Killed in action in Libya 24 November 1941. Aged 23. Son of Charles & Ada Mary Jackson of Uckfield Buried in Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery, Libya

KEMP

John Frederick William

Able Seaman Royal Navy HMS"President' 111 Lost at sea 23 October 1942. Aged 23. Son of John James Kemp and Elsie Kemp of Uckfield Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval memorial Southsea.

LENTAIGNE, MC

John Wilfred O'Neill

Second Lieutenant 1st Battalion, The Rifle Brigade, Killed in action near El Alamein 25 July 1942. Aged 20. Son of Lt Colonel E.C.Lentaigne (DSO) formerly of the 4th Gurkha Rifles and of Mrs C.M.Lentaigne of Marandellas, Southern Rhodesia, Bur, El Alamein War Cemetery.

LINDSAY

Louis Edward David

Flight Sergeant Wireless Operator RAFVR 102 Bomber Squadron (Whitley V's) Lost on operations over Holland 15 August 1941. Aged 21. Son of Edward Louis Herbert and Emily Elizabeth Lindsay of Belfast, Northern Ireland Buried in Terschelling (West Terschelling) General Cemetery, Friesland, Holland

LUCAS

Henry George

[Listed as G H LUCAS on memorial] Leading Stoker P/KX 92569, H.M. Submarine Tetrarch, Royal Navy. Died 2 November 1941. Aged 24. Son of Henry John and Alice Lucas, of Uckfield, Sussex. Called 'Sonny' by his family. No known grave. Commemorated on Portsmouth naval Memorial, Hampshire. Panel 54, Column 2.

Note: HM Submarine Tetrarch - took passage from Alexandria on 17th October 1941 carrying stores, fuel and personnel to deliver in Malta before leaving the Mediterranean for United Kingdom. Sailing from Malta on 26th she was ordered to carry out a 24 hour patrol of Cavoli Island before taking passage to Gibraltar. Although she made contact with HM Submarine P34 on 27th October 1941 she failed to arrive in Gibraltar by the scheduled date of 2nd November. It is presumed that she struck a mine in a newly laid field off Grantola, Sicily.

MACARTNEY, MC

Hugh Revell Sutherland

Major The Royal Armoured Corps 1st Kings Dragoon Guards Died in Greece 14 January 1945. Son of James Hugh & Cecily Revell Macartney. Husband of Caroline Macartney of Blackheath, London. Buried in Phaleron War Cemetery, Greece.

MARTIN

Harold Laurence John

Gunner Royal Artillery 21st Light Anti Aircraft Regiment Lost in the far East between 13 and 16 June 1943. Aged 20. Son of Mr & Mrs A.F. Martin of Uckfield Commemorated on The Singapore Memorial

MILES

John Stuart Dixon

Flight Lieutenant Royal Air Force Photographic Reconnaissance Unit Lost on operations over Northern France 17 January 1941. Aged 31. Son of Stanley & Mabel Miles. Husband of Joan Richmond Miles of Endmoor, Westmoreland Buried in Marquise Communal Cemetery.

NORTH

Victor George

Private 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment Killed in action in Italy 29 August 1944. Aged 30. Son of William & Ida North of Uckfield Buried in Gradara War Cemetery, Italy

ODDIE

Hugh

Flying Officer RAFVR 78 Bomber Squadron (Handley Page Halifax 11) Lost on operations over Norway 26 June 1943 age 28. Son of Sidney Oddie & Mary Ethel Oddie of Sitford Gower, Oxfordshire. B.A. (Hons) Buried in Bergen General Cemetery

RICHARDS

John Alfred

Driver Royal Corps of Signals 11th Armoured Divisional Signals Died at home 4 November 1941. Aged 20. Son of Ernest & Kathleen Richards of Uckfield Bur, Uckfield Cemetery.

SCARLETT-STREATFIELD, CBE

James Rowland

Air Vice Marshall RAFVR. Commanding 38 Group Died when a Stirling 1V LK297 of 190 Squadron operating from Great Dunmow in which he was a passenger, crashed in bad weather near Oslo, Norway 10 May 1945. Aged 36. Resident of "The Rocks" Uckfield Buried in Oslo Western Civil Cemetery, Norway.

SIGGS

Arnold Douglas

Private The Yorkshire Regiment (The Green Howards) Killed in action in Normandy 18 June 1944. Aged 26. Son of Henry Benjamin & Edith Siggs of Ridgewood, Uckfield. Buried in Bayeux War Cemetery

STONE

Donald Castleman

Flying Officer RAFVR Lost on operations over Northern Europe 18 May 1943. Aged 23. Son of George & Emily Castleman Stone of Uckfield Commemorated on The Runnymede Memorial

STRONG

Donald Hugh

Sergeant RAFVR No 12 Squadron Lost on operations over Northern Europs March 1910.1943. Aged 21. Son of Charles Herbert and Kathleen Strong of Regents Park, London. Commemorated on The Runnynede Memorial

SUTTON

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TURNER

Leslie

Private 2nd Battalion, The Gloucestershire Regiment Killed in action in Normandy 25 August 1944. Aged 19. Son of Mr & Mrs Francis Turner of Uckfield. Buried in Hermanville War Cemetery.

TURNER

Sidney Victor

Stoker 2nd Class Royal Navy HMS "Royal Oak" Lost when the Battleship was torpedoed by Gunter Prein in U47 in Scapa Flow 14 October 1939. Aged 19. Son of Albert & Fanny Turner of Uckfield Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea.

WALL

Henry Harold

Private 8th Home Defence Battalion, The Royal Sussex. Died at home 12 August 1940. Aged 37 Husband of Gertrude Wall of Uckfield Buried in Uckfield Cemetery

WHITTY

David Hugh Noel

Lieutenant 1st Battalion, Royal West Kents. Killed in action in Tunisia 29 April 1943. Aged 21. Son of Brigadier N.I.Whitty (DSO) and Mrs L.M.Whitty. Buried in Massicault War Cemetery, Tunisia

WOTTON

Lyall Wright

Private Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders of Canada (Princess Louise's) R.I.C.I Died 12 August 1944. Aged 21. Son of Frank Herbert & Ella Mae Wotton. Husband of Iris Verona Wotton of Uckfield. Buried in Uckfield Cemetery

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