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FIRLE WAR MEMORIAL

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

West Firle is a small village, almost a hamlet close to the South Downs, about 12 miles from Brighton.

Photographs Copyright © Janet Graves 2004

TO
THE MEN OF
FIRLE
WHO FELL IN THE
GREAT WARS

19141918

BACKSHALL

Henry

Private SD/290 11th (Service) Bn (1st South Down) Royal Sussex Regiment. Died of wounds 3 August 1917. Buried in Brandhoek New Military Cemetery. Enlisted in Eastbourne. Born about 1884 in Cuckfield, son of William and Jane Backshall. Father a Farm Labourer

BERRYMAN

Thomas

This is probably an incorrect name for Private George Henry Berryman, G/18878, 6th (Service) Bn Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died of wounds 18th August 1917, buried in Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun. Born and Resident in Firle, enlisted in Chichester.

BUTLER

Arthur

Possibly Private S/2237 2nd Bn Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 9 May 1915. Commemorated on the Le Touret Memorial. Born Hailsham, enlisted Brighton

CLOUTING

Sidney

Possibly Private TF/2462 1/5th (Cinque Ports) Bn Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 9 May 1915. Commemorated on the Le Touret Memorial

COLLINGHAM

John Roser

Private 27136, 8th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 4th August 1916 in France & Flanders. Born Firle, resident and enlisted Lewes. Parents were John and Elizabeth Collingham, Dock Cottage, West Firle

HUGHES

Charles

No further information currently available

NOTLEY

Edwin J

Edwin John Notley, Private 871965, 27th Bn Canadian Infantry (City of Winnipeg Regiment, later Manitoba Regiment). Died 28th July 1917. Buried Fosse No 10 Communal Cemetery, Sains-En-Gohelle, France. Aged 32, Don of John and Mary Notley. Father a Herdman. Emigrated to Canada, married, wife Isabel Notley. He was

STACEY

John B

John Brewer Stacey. Second Lieutenant 8th (Service) Bn East Surrey Regiment. Died 19th November 1916. Commemorated on Pier and Face 6B & 6C of the Thiepval Memorial. Born in Firle about 1896, son of Harrie and Olive Stacey of Firle. Harrie was a Farmer at Place Farm, Firle.

STEVENS

Arthur

Possibly Private G/3130 9th Bn Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action on the first day of the Battle of Loos, 25 September 1915. Commemorated on the Loos Memorial. Born in Horsebridge, Enlisted in Lewes. Son of the late Phineas Stevens, a milkman

UNSTEAD

William

Sergeant G/692, C Company, 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 7th July 1916 in France & Flanders during an assault on Ovillers. He was the only NCO from his company killed during the assault that day. Born Firle about 1882, enlisted Hove. Son of Harry and Jane Unstead. Father a Wheelwright.

THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE

1939 – 1945

CORNWALL

Brian

Trooper 14433711, 15/19 The King’s Royal Hussars. Died 19 August 1944, Buried Moulin-Sur-Orne Churchyard, Normandy. Son of John Thomas and Maud Louise Cornwall of Firle.

HUGHES

Albert V

No further information currently available

LOFTS

Richard John

Lance Serjeant, 2/4th Bn Hampshire Regiment. Died 1 July 1944. Buried Grave VI F 9 Assisi War Cemetery, Italy. Born about 1920, son of Arthur John and Catherine Virginia Lofts of Firle.

16 November 2004

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