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WALDRON WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Transcribed & researched Janet Graves 2004

The Memorial stands at the crossroads of the village, close to the Parish Church of All Saints. The names are not listed alphabetically, but randomly on the memorial.

 
Photographs Copyright © Janet Graves 2004

IN
PROUD AND GRATEFUL
MEMORY OF
THE MEN FROM THE
PARISH OF WALDRON
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
FOR
GOD, KING AND COUNTRY
IN THE GREAT WARS
1914 – 1918
AND 1939 - 1945

1914-1918

ADES

Bernard Henry

Private G/13398, 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 3rd May, 1917. Age 19. Son of Henry Ades, of Grove Cottage, Waldron, Sussex. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial, France, Bay 6.

AKESHURST

Hubert Clifford

Private 30410, 7th Battalion, The Queen’s Royal West Surrey Regiment. Killed in action 23rd August, 1918. Son of Mr. A. and Mrs. M. E. Akehurst, of Sunny Bank, Cross-in-Hand, Tunbridge Wells. Buried in Becourt Military Cemetery, Becordel-Becourt, The Somme, France, II. A. 15.

BAKER

George

Private G/12166, 3rd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Secondary Regiment, transferred to (447306) 840th Company, Labour Corps. Died 5th April, 1918. Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Baker; husband of E. S. Baker, of Ivy Cottage, Waldron, Sussex. Buried in Tourgeville Military Cemetery, Trouville, France, I. C. 2.

BENNETT

Joseph

Sussex Yeomanry.

BISHOP

James

Private L/8353, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 17th August, 1916. Age 28. Son of Thomas and Hannah Bishop, of Palmer’s Cottages, Dallington, Sussex. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, The Somme, France, Pier and Face 7 C.

CORNWELL

Harry

Probably Private TF/6624, 1st/7th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. Killed in action 7th October, 1916. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, The Somme, France, Pier and Face 12 D and 13 B.

DRIVER

Ambrose

Private SD/912, 11th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 1st July, 1916. Age 30. Son of Thomas and Ellen Driver, of Hawkhurst Gate, Blackboys, Uckfield, Sussex. Buried in the Bethune Town Cemetery, Bethune, France, V. F. 24.

DURRANT

Jesse

Private 315337, 16th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 31st October, 1917. Age 34. Son of Jesse and Ellen Durrant, of Woodbine Cottage, Cross-in-Hand, Sussex. Buried in the Beersheba War Cemetery, Israel, M36.

EDWARDS

Benjamin Cogan

Leading Seaman 238694, H.M. S/M “E34”, Royal Navy. Died 20th July, 1918. Age 27. Son of Benjamin and Christiana Edwards, of Fir Bank Cottage, Cross in Hand, Sussex. Awarded the Naval General Service Medal (Persian Gulf), African General Service Medal (Somaliland Clasp), Messina Medal and Croix de Guerre, France. Commemorated on the Chatham Naval Memorial, 28.

ELLIS

Thomas

R.A.S.C.

EVENDEN

Charles William

Private 240367, B Company, 5th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 12th October, 1917. Age 25. Son of George and Priscilla Evenden, of Cross Ways, Waldron, Sussex. Buried in Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery, Flanders, Belgium, IX. F. 28.

EYLES

Charles

Private G/18085, 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 10th April, 1917. Son of M. A. Eyles, of 2, Budge Cottage, Horeham Rd., Sussex. Buried in the Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun, France, III. C. 7.

FARLEY

Albert

Probably Private G/1417, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 25th January, 1915. Commemorated on Le Touret Memorial, France, Panel 20 and 21.

FARNES

Robert

Possibly 2nd Corporal 835, 1st/3rd Kent Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died 28th October, 1915. Commemorated on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey, Panel 23 to 25 or 325 to 328.

FOORD

Frank

Rifleman 608639, 18th Battalion, London Regiment (London Irish Rifles). Died 19th September, 1919. Age 21. Only son of Jesse and Caroline Foord, of Snashells, Cross-in-Hand, Tunbridge Wells. Born at Waldron. Buried in the Churchyard of All Saints, Waldron, Sussex, in the south part.

GODBOLD

Kenneth

Lincolnshire Regiment.

HAFFENDEN

Ernest Arthur

Drummer SD/596, 11th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 8th July, 1916. Age 22. Son of Daniel and Emily Haffenden, of 2, Beech Villas, Ghyll Road, Heathfield, Sussex. Buried in Cambrin Churchyard Extension, France, O. 24.

HARMER

John

Probably Private 52333, John William Harmer, Royal Medical Army Corps. Died 5th April, 1915. Buried in the Churchyard of All Saints Church, Heathfield.

HEARN

Frank

Possibly Private G/3582 9th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 11th June, 1917. Buried in Voormezelle Enclosure No 3, Ypres, Belgium, XIV. A. 5.

HENLEY

Harry

Sapper 300302, 610th Fortress Company, Royal Engineers. Died 17th January, 1919. Buried in the Churchyard of All Saints Church, Heathfield, Sussex.

HILLIER

Geoffrey Stuart Drummond

Probably Captain, 13th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Killed in action, 30th March, 1918. Commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France, Panel 40 and 41. Note: The Pozieres Memorial relates to the period of crisis in March and April, 1918 when the Allied Fifth Army was driven back by overwhelming numbers across the former Somme battlefields.

HOBDEN

Alfred

Private 50021, 4th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. Possibly died of wounds (Rosendal Chateau – now the cemetery - was used by local British Field Ambulances and Dressing Stations), 9th March, 1918. Age 24. Son of Ellen Hobden, of Glazier's Farm, Horeham Road, Sussex, and the late William Hobden. Buried in Bedford House Cemetery, Ypres, France, Enclosure No.2 I. D. 1.

HOOK

Alfred

Private 13394, A Company, 6th Battalion, Queen’s Own Royal West Kent Regiment. Killed in action 27th March, 1917. Age 25. Son of Thomas Hook, of New Pond, Cross-in-Hand, Sussex. Buried in Faubourg D’Amiens Cemetery, Arras, France, III. K. 12.

HOOK

Archie

Private 192246, 15th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment). Killed in action 9th April, 1917. Son of Mr. T. Hook, of New Pond Avenue, Cross-in-Hand, Sussex, England. Buried in Nine Elms Military Cemetery, Thelus, Near Arras, France, I. F. 32.

HUMBLE-CROFTS

Arthur

Captain, 5th Group H. Q., Royal Air Force. Died 19th November, 1918. Buried in the Churchyard of All Saints Church, Waldron, Sussex, in the North West corner.

HUMBLE-CROFTS

Cyril Mitford

Captain, C Company, 13th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 30th June, 1916. Age 34. Son of the Rev. W. T. Humble-Crofts and Mrs. Bridget Humble-Crofts, of Waldron. Commemorated on the Loos Memorial, near Lens, France, Panel 69 to 73.

See http://battlefields1418.50megs.com/sussexbattalions.htm

and follow the link for the 13th Battalion.

HUNT

Henry

Possibly Private 9223, 3rd Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Secondary Regiment, transferred to (652391) 14th Company, Labour Corps. Died 13th October, 1918. Son of Mrs. A. Hunt, of 150, Park Road, Milton Regis, Sittingbourne, Kent, and the late W. J. Hunt. Buried in Vadencourt British Cemetery, Maissemy, France, III. A. 7.

JARVIS

Albert

Corporal 6071, 1st/16th Battalion, London Regiment Queen’s Westminster Rifles. Killed in action 8th April, 1917. Age 29. Son of Lucy Jarvis, of the Retreat, Cross in Hand, Sussex, and the late Albert Jarvis, Buried in the Agny Military Cemetery, Achicourt, France, G. 55.

JARVIS

[Frederick Mortimore] Carey

Boy 1st Class J/39869, H.M.S. Natal, Royal Navy. Lost when his ship was sunk 30 December 1915. Aged 16. Born 16 May 1899 in Uckfield, Sussex. Oldest son of Frederick Mortimore and Alice Jarvis, of Fern Villa, Cross-in-Hand, Waldron. Sussex. Enlisted 16 May 1917 for 12 years. Height 5 feet 1 inch, chest 32 inches, light brown hair, grey eyes, fresh complexion. Prior to enlisting he as an agricultural labourer. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 10.

JARVIS

Charles John

Private SD/5146, 11th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 3rd September, 1916. Age 24. Son of Edward and Sophia Jarvis, of Fir Tree Cottage, Tilsmore, Heathfield, Sussex. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, The Somme, France, Pier and Face 7C.

JARVIS

Leonard

Lance Corporal G/12932, 13th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 6th November, 1917. Age 20. Son of Albert and Philadelphia Jarvis, of Spring Bank, Waldron, Sussex. Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Passsendale, Belgium, Panel 86 to 88.

JARVIS

Owen

Private G/1431, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 30th April, 1915. Age 19. Son of Albert and Philadelphia Jarvis of Waldron, Sussex. Buried in Wimereux Communal Cemetery, near Boulogne, France, I.F.12A.

JEFFREY

Charles

Possibly Private 443490, 2nd Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Eastern Ontario Regiment). Killed in action 3rd May, 1917. Commemorated on the Vimy Memorial, France. Or Private 905042, 49th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Alberta Regiment). Killed in action 25th August, 1917. Buried in the Fosse No. 10 Communal Cemetery Extension, Sains-en-Gohelle, France, II. C. 38

LANGDON

The Rev. Cecil

Chaplain 4th Class, Army Chaplains’ Dept. Secondary Regiment, attd. 11th Battalion, Border Regiment. Died 31st October, 1917. Age 35. Son of the late Augustin William Langdon, M.A., Barrister-at-Law, Lincoln's Inn; husband of E. M. Langdon, of Orchard Cottage, Aspley Heath, Woburn Sands, Beds. Incumbent of Horeham Road, Sussex. Buried in the Gwalia Cemetery, Poperinghe, Belgium, II. E. 11.

LEMON

Maurice

Probably Private G/43188 M. R. Lemon, C Company, 13th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. Died (possibly from wounds – this cemetery was begun in the first week of November, 1918, by the 1/1st Northumbrian Field Ambulance) 4th November, 1918. Buried in Cross Roads Cemetery, Fontaine-au-Bois, I. E. 6.

MACDOUGALL

Angus

Private 32827, 1st (Garr) Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Secondary Regiment, transferred to (67504) 113th Company, Labour Corps. Died 17th January, 1918. Son of John and Elizabeth MacDougall, of Cross-in-Hand; husband of Rose Verena MacDougall, of Fir Grove Cottages, Cross-in-Hand, Sussex. Buried in Rocquigny-Equancourt Road British Cemetery, Manancourt, The Somme, France, IX. D.

OXLADE

Charles Herbert

Commander, H.M.S. Arbutus, Royal Naval Reserve. Killed in action 15th December, 1917. Age 23. Awarded the Royal Naval Reserve Officers Decoration (RD). Commemorated on the Plymouth Naval Memorial, 23.

Note: H.M.S. Arbutus foundered in St. George’s Channel on the 16th December, having previously been struck by a torpedo.

 

PETERS

William

Royal Navy.

PLUMMER

Frederick Henry

Private 3662, 11th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 3rd September, 1916. Age 30. Son of Frank and Rose Plummer, of 77, South Street, Dorking, and husband of Anslie Elizabeth Plummer of 11, Ghyll Road, Heathfield Tower, Sussex. Buried in the Ancre British Cemetery, Beaumont-Hamel, The Somme, France, III D. 22. Note: One of 24 members of the Regiment buried in this cemetery.

REED

Alec Frederick

Private 46451, 17th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action 15th June, 1918. Son of F. W. Reed, of The Hirst, High St., Heathfield, Heathfield Tower, Sussex; husband of Norah Reed, of 4, Mount Pleasant, Cross-in-Hand, Sussex. Buried in Martinsart British Cemetery, The Somme, France, I. G. 11. Note: The cemetery is unusual in that the graves are marked by stones made from red Corsehill or Locharbriggs sandstone, rather than the more usual Portland stone.

REID

Alec

Machine Gun Corps.

RICHES

Thomas

Corporal TF/2117, 1st/5th/ Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 9th May, 1915. Age 28. Son of Samuel and Louisa Riches of Norfold Cottage, Waldron, Sussex. Commemorated on Le Touret Memorial, France, Panel 20 and 21.

ROBERTS

Charles

West Kent Yeomanry.

ROBINS

Harry

Private S/2195, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 1st January, 1915. Age 22. Son of Robert James and Harriet Ann Robins of Foxhunt Lodge, Waldron, Sussex. Commemorated on Le Touret Memorial, France, Panel 20 and 21.

RUSSELL

Edgar

Probably Private 28106, 1st Battalion, Wiltshire Regiment. Killed in action 18th September, 1918. Commemorated on the Vis-en-Artois Memorial, France, Panel 9. Note: This Memorial bears the names of over 9,000 men who fell in the period from 8 August 1918 to the date of the Armistice in the Advance to Victory in Picardy and Artois, between the Somme and Loos, and who have no known grave. 

RUSSELL

Frank

Mechanician 284204, H.M.S. Good Hope, Royal Navy. Killed in action November 1st, 1914 when H.M.S. Good Hope was sunk by gunfire from German cruisers Scharnhorst and Gneisenau at the Battle of Coronel. The battle was fought off the coast of Chile, between Rear Admiral Sir Christopher Cradock and Vice Admiral Graf Maximilian von Spee. Age 36. Son of Jabez and Sally Russell of Alfriston, Sussex and husband of Ellen Elizabeth Thorpe (formerly Russell) of High Street, Cross in Hand, Sussex. Commemorated on Portsmouth Naval Memorial, 3. Note: This was the first British Naval defeat of the World War 1 and Britain’s first defeat since 1812.

RUSSELL

Norman

Possibly Gunner 245279, D Battery, 174th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 23rd March, 1918. Commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial, The Somme, France, Panel 7 to 10. Note: The Pozieres Memorial relates to the period of crisis in March and April, 1918 when the Allied Fifth Army was driven back by overwhelming numbers across the former Somme battlefields.

SEAMER

Alfred

Probably Sergeant SD/348, Alfred George Seamer, 11th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 21st October, 1916. Age 35. Husband of Agnes Sophia Seamer, of 6, Baker's Cross Avenue, Cranbrook, Kent. Buried in Grandcourt Road Cemetery, Grandcourt, The Somme, France, A. 55.

SMITH

Charlie

Private SD/732, C Company, 11th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 31st July, 1917. Age 27. Son of John and Harriett Smith, of Tanyard Cottage, Waldron, Sussex. Buried in Buffs Road Cemetery, St. Jean-les-Ypres, Belgium, C. 23.

SOGNO

George

Probably Second Lieutenant, 13th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Secondary Regiment, Royal Flying Corps. Died 9th October, 1917. Age 21. Son of Frank and Alice Sogno, late of 38, Upper Avenue, Eastbourne. Buried in the Mendinghem Military Cemetery, Proven, Belgium, VII. C. 38.

TURNER

Percival

Second Lieutenant, 143rd Brigade, Machine Gun Corps. Killed in action 5th October, 1917. Age 19. Son of Frederick Thomas and Ada Mary Turner, of Horeham Road, Sussex. Buried in the Dozinghem Military Cemetery, Westvleteren, Poperinge, Belgium, VI. I. 5.

TWYNAM

Cyril

Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion, Highland Light Infantry. Killed in action 15th April, 1918. Son of Major T. M. Twynam (H.L.I.) and Louisa Margaret Twynam, of Lanrick, Waldron, Sussex. Buried in the Cabaret-Rouge Cemetery, Souchez, France, VIII. P. 10.

VINE

Edward

Possibly Private SD/3708, 13th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 30th June, 1916. Age 28. Husband of Rosina Vine of 6, Beltring Road, Eastbourne, Sussex. Commemorated on the Loos Memorial, Loos-en-Gohelle, France, Panel 69 to 73. Or Private G/13357, 13th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 1st August, 1917. Commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium, Panel 20.

WOODHEAD

Robert

Probably Captain Robert Coomber Woodhead, 12th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Killed in action 17th July, 1916. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, The Somme, France, Pier and Face 14 A and 15 C.

THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE.

1939-1945

BULLOCK

Edward Hessey

Able Seaman P/JX 154427 H.M.S. Hood, Royal Navy. Killed in action 24th May, 1941 when H.M.S. Hood was sunk during the pursuit of the German Battleship, Bismarck. Age 19. Son of Edward T. Bullock, and of Annie Bullock, of Cross-in-Hand, Sussex. Commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 47, Column 2. See http://www.hmshood.com/index.html

BURCH

Ronald James

Lieutenant Commander, D.S.O., H.M. Submarine Narwhal, Royal Navy. Died 1st August, 1940. Age 33. Commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 36, Column 3. Note: Minelayer; Lost in the North Sea or off Norway. The Narwhal sailed from Blyth 22nd July, 1940, to lay mines off Kristiansund, Norway on 28th July. German aircraft reported attacking a submarine on the afternoon of 23rd July, 1940. Failed to return and paid off on 1st August, 1940. May have been sunk by German mines or aircraft; lost with all hands.

CARTER

Leonard William

Lance Corporal 14208625, 1st Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action 5th December, 1942. Age 23. Son of William and Elsie Florence Carter, of Heathfield, Sussex. Buried in the Massicault War Cemetery, Tunisia, III. E. 9.

CLAUSE

Peter William Aspinall

Lieutenant 164231, Royal Corps of Signals. Killed in action 13th August, 1943. Son of Frank Harold and Margot Clause, of Cross in Hand, Sussex. Buried in the Milan War Cemetery, Italy, II. B. 1.

COLE

Ernest Frederick

Corporal 1918829, 710 Artisan Works Company, Royal Engineers. Killed 12th July, 1944. Buried in the Hermanville War Cemetery, Hermanville-sur-Mer, France, 2. C. 4.

CROOM-JOHNSON

Oliver Powell

Possibly Pilot Officer 91109, 611th Squadron, Royal Air Force. Killed 30th May, 1940. Age 27. Son of the Hon. Sir Reginald Powell Croom-Johnson, LL.B. and of Lady Croom-Johnson, M.A. (nee Hobbs), of Trull, Somerset; husband of Jean Groom Johnson (nee Finnie), of Pollockshields, Glasgow. Buried in the Churchyard of St. Peter’s Church, Over Wallop, Hampshire.

DUMBRILL

Sydney

Private 6406808, 5th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action 30th October, 1943. Age 27. Son of Sidney and Bessie Dumbrill; husband of Lily Rhoda Dumbrill, of Heathfield, Sussex. Buried in the Berlin 1939 – 1945 War Cemetery, Germany, 10. J. 13.

EASTON

Geoffrey Jesse

Possibly Private 14412232, 7th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action 3rd May, 1945. Age 20. Son of Ernest Easton, and of Lilian Maud Easton, of Leek Wootton, Warwickshire. Buried in the Becklingen War Cemetery, Germany, 15. B. 3.

EDWARDS

Vernon Albert

Sergeant (Air Gunner) 1852213, 61st Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 9th February, 1945. Age 19. Son of Bertie and Doris Kathleen Edwards, of Cross-in-Hand, Sussex. Buried in the Poznan Old Garrison Cemetery, Coll. Grave 5. B. 9-10. Note: The majority of the 283 WW2 burials in the cemetery are those of airmen, many of whom died in the bombing operations on Stettin (now Szeczin). Also buried are those involved in the mass escape from Stalag Luft 3, Sagan, in March 1944, and others who died while prisoners of war during the German occupation.

HUDSON

William Ward L.

Gunner 6401327, 40 Lt. A. A. Regiment, Royal Artillery. Killed in action 24th October, 1944. Son of William Elijah and Winifred May Hudson, of Heathfield, Sussex; husband of Pansy Hudson. Buried in the Bergen-op-Zoom War Cemetery, Netherlands, 18. A. 12.

JEFFERY

Mervyn Roland

Private 14755731, 8th battalion, Royal Scots Regiment. Killed in action 31st May, 1945. Age 20. Son of Edward and Elizabeth Jeffery, of Heathfield, Sussex. Buried in the Hamburg Cemetery, Germany, Coll. Grave 2A. G. 1-2.

KILLICK

Bertie (Albert George)

Lance Bombardier 6401331, 21 Lt. A. A. Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 27th April, 1945. Age 23. Son of Arthur George and Nellie Mabel Killick, of Cross in Hand, Sussex. Commemorated on the Yokohama Cremation Memorial, Panel 2. Note: At the Yokohama Cremation memorial is an urn which contains the ashes of 335 men who died as prisoners of war in Japan. After the war their ashes, were collected and laid to rest in the urn. Their names (save for 51 who were not identified) are inscribed on the walls of the shrine, and the names of the British Commonwealth dead are given in the Yokohama Cremation Memorial register.

LANE

Frank Horsburgh

Lieutenant 251032, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 18th October, 1944. Age 21. Son of Charles Macdonald Lane, C.S.I., and Jessie Helen Lane, of Waldron, Sussex. Buried in the Imphal War Cemetery, Manipur, North East India, 9. F. 6.

MOCKFORD

Aubrey Clyde

Rifleman 6405763, 2nd Battalion, King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action between 18th and 20th January, 1942. Son of William Gilbert John and Elizabeth Hester Mockford, of Heathfield, Sussex. Commemorated on the Alamein Memorial, Column 67. Note: Though the headstones are placed in Regimental rows, the remains of the fallen still lie on the battlefield. When the headstones are close together, it denotes that these men were killed together and lie together in the same battlefield grave.

MORRIS

Albert J.

Probably Gunner 6401465, 7th Coast Regiment, Royal Artillery. Killed in action 12th September, 1944. Age 22. Son of William and Florence A. Morris, of Heathfield, Sussex. Commemorated on the Singapore Memorial, Column 25. Note: The inscription to the Memorial reads ‘On the walls of this Memorial are recorded the names of twenty-four thousand soldiers and airmen of many races united in service to the British Crown who gave their lives in Malaya and neighbouring lands and seas and in the air over Southern and Eastern Asia and the Pacific but to whom the fortune of war denied the customary rites accorded to their comrades in death.’

OLIVER

Basil Cyril

Probably Leading Aircraftman, 70th Squadron, Royal Air Force. Killed in action 16th July, 1942. Son of Samuel Horace Cyril and Mabel Lily Oliver, of Gillingham, Kent. Buried in the Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel, R. 14.

SAUNDERS

William Alfred

Private, 25th Sussex (2nd Southern Railway) Battalion, Home Guard. Died 2nd April, 1942. Age 52. Son of John and Jane Saunders; husband of Ethel Saunders, of Horam, Sussex. Buried in Hellingly Cemetery, Grave 678B.

STARKEY

Garth

Lieutenant, H.M.S. Glorious, Royal Navy. Killed in action in the Norwegian Sea during the battle between H.M.S. Glorious, Acasta and Ardent and the German battleships, Scharnhorst and Gneisenau. Age 26. Son of Maj. Harold Starkey, R.A., and Edith Violet Starkey, of Cross-in-Hand, Sussex. Commemorated on the Lee on Solent Memorial, Bay 1, Panel 2.

UNICUME

William

Sergeant, 20th Sussex (Hailsham) Battalion, Home Guard. Died 13th October, 1941. Age 55. Son of William and Josephine Unicume; husband of Agnes Unicume, of Ashford. Buried in the Churchyard of St. Mary’s Church, Platt, Kent. Grave 344.

VINE

Reggie (Reginald Edgar)

Leading Seaman P/JX 141109. H.M.S Glowworm, Royal Navy. Killed in action 8th April, 1940, when the destroyer sank after she rammed the German heavy cruiser Admiral Hipper. Age 21. Son of Edgar and Ellen Jane Vine, of Waldron, Sussex. Commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial. Panel 38, Column 1. Note: Hipper ended up with a large underwater gash in her hull and had to return to base for repairs. HMS Glowworm, already damaged by gunfire was fatally damaged during the ramming and sank. Only a little over 30 men from her crew survived. Lieutenant Commander Roope was awarded a posthumous VC on the recommendation of the Commanding officer of the Admiral Hipper, this is the only recorded occurrence of a decoration awarded on the recommendation of the enemy

WODEHOUSE

Sydney E.

Possibly Flight Lieutenant (Pilot) 48319, 77th Squadron, Royal Air Force. Killed in action 17th June, 1944. Age 24. Son of Sydney Herbert Wodehouse, and of Edith Grace Wodehouse, of Harlow, Essex. Buried in Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery, Netherlands, Plot KK, Grave 93.

25 September 2004

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