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WESTFIELD WAR MEMORIALS

World War 1 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Transcribed & Researched Chris Comber 2004

Large Wooden board in the Church with almost unreadable gothic script. 22 names. There is a Memorial cross on the green outside the Church which includes 4 extra names.

Photographs Copyright © Chris Comber 2006

1914-1918

BAKER

Herbert Henry

[Listed as Henry Herbert] Private 116252, 47th Battalion, The Canadian Infantry (Western Ontario Regiment). 10th Brigade. 4th Canadian Division. Killed in action near Vimy Ridge 13th April 1917. Aged 22. Son of Mr. & Mrs. James Baker of Mount Pleasant, New Cut, Westfield Husband of Mrs. Susan Nellie Baker of White Gate Gardens, Westfield Commemorated in The Vimy Memorial MR 27

BALL

Albert [George]

Private G/50642, 4th Battalion, The Middlesex Regiment. 37th Division. Killed in action near Arras 28th April 1917 aged 33. Son of Charles & Thirza Ball of Newbury, Berkshire Husband of Mrs Jessica Ball of Westfield (remarried) later of Playden near Rye Born in Hampshire and enlisted in Chichester Formerly with the Royal Sussex Regiment. Commemorated on The Arras Memorial MR 20

BARROW

William

Private, 48445 Barrow William 22nd Battalion, The Royal Fusiliers 2nd Division. Killed in action at Cambrai 4th December 1917. Aged 41. Born in Heathfield and enlisted in Hastings Son of Benjamin & Annie Barrow of St Leonard’s Commemorated on The Cambrai Memorial MR 17

BLACKMAN

Stephen

Gunner 212281, “D” Battery, 17th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds 17th April 1918. Born in Battle. Buried in Haringhe (Bandaghem) Military Cemetery, Belgium B 38

CARRICK

Owen

Private G/14919 1st Battalion, The Royal West Surrey Regiment. 33rd Division. Died 9th February 1917. Aged 38. Son of Charles & Catherine Carrick of Westfield Husband of Mrs. Eva Izot Carrick of 25, East Street, Robertsbridge. Formerly with the Royal Fusiliers. Born in Westfield and enlisted in Hastings. Resident of Sedlescombe. Buried in Hem Farm Military Cemetery F 624

CATT

Frederick James

Private SD/4947, 11th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Died of wounds 14th March 1916. Aged 18. Son of Mr. & Mrs. Francis Catt of “Sandycroft”, Westfield. Born in Westfield and enlisted in Hastings. Buried in Sailly sur la Lys Canadian Cemetery. F 254

COOMBE

Boyce Anthony

[Listed on memorial as Captain] Lieutenant, 4th Battalion, The Royal Fusiliers. 3rd Division. Killed in action at Ypres 11th November 1914 Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium MR 29

GARSIDE

Louis Robert

Private 2715, 21st Battalion, The Royal Fusiliers 2nd Division. Died at home 29th June 1915. Aged 25. Son of Thomas Robert & Louisa Garside of “Four Winds”, Westfield. Born in West Wickham, Kent. Buried in Nottingham Church Cemetery

GUTSELL

Reginald [Peter]

Private 41466, 1/1st Battalion, The Hertfordshire Regiment. 37th Division. Died of wounds 24th August 1918 Aged 19. Son of Mr & Mrs Peter Gutsell of Woodland Terrace, Westfield. Born in Brede and enlisted in Chichester. Buried in Bienvillers Military Cemetery. F 745

HARTHILL

Albert Victor

Private TF 202256, 1/7th Battalion, The Middlesex Regiment. 56th London Division. Killed in action near Arras 6th May 1917. Aged 28. Son of William & Augusta Jane Hartill of Plum Tree Cottage, Westfield. Born in Brighton and enlisted in Woking, Surrey. Resident of Cobham,Surrey. Commemorated on The Arras Memorial MR 20

PENN

Eric Frank

Captain, 4th Battalion, The Grenadier Guards The Guards Division. Killed in action near Vermelles 18th October 1915. Aged 33. Son of William & Constance Penn of London. Husband of Mrs Gladys Penn of Baldslow Place, Baldslow. Buried in Vermelles British Cemetery F 423

PETTITT

Percy Edward

Private G/2123, 8th (Pioneer) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 18th Division. Killed in action near Le Cateau 23rd October 1918. Aged 28. Son of Mr & Mrs C Holland of The Moor, Westfield. Born in Fairlight and enlisted in Hastings. Buried in Highland Cemetery, Le Cateau F 190

STUNT

Ernest John

Private G/2105, 8th (Pioneer)Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 18th Division. Killed in action on the Somme 22nd November 1916. Aged 22. Son of Lester & Mary Stunt of Westfield Husband of Mrs Alice Stunt of 194, Sedlescombe Road, St Leonard’s. Born and enlisted in Westfield. Buried in Bapaume Post Military Cemetery. F 150

STUNT

Lester William

[Listed as Driver on memorial] Private 31799, 110th Company, The Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 17th July 1917. Aged 22. Born in Westfield and enlisted in Hastings. Formerly with the Royal Sussex Regiment. Buried in Croiselles British Cemetery F 1489

STUNT

Charles Henry

Lance Corporal L/11064, 8th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 18th Division. Killed in action at Benafay Wood 14th July 1916. Born in Hastings and enlisted in Chichester. Next of kin, Westfield. Buried in Ovillers Military Cemetery. F 393

TAYLOR

Frederick George

Private L/9960, 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment attached 6th Indian Division. Taken prisoner with the signals section at Kut al Amara and died in captivity on the 24th August 1916. Regular Soldier. Aged 25. Son of Mr & Mrs W H Taylor of Kent Street, Sedlescombe. Born in Westfield and enlisted in Hastings. Grave lost. Commemorated on The Basra Memorial, Iraq MR 38

THOMAS

Robert William

Private SD/2799, 13th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action on the Rue de Bois 30th June 1916. Born in Westfield and enlisted in Hastings. Next of kin Ore. Included on Ore Parish and Hastings War Memorials. Commemorated on The Loos Memorial MR.19.

WATERS

Frederick Thomas

[Listed on memorial as Private] Rifleman A/205184, 16th Battalion, The Kings Royal Rifle Corps. 33rd Division. Died of wounds 9th March 1918. Aged 19. Son of Thomas Henry & Rose Milly Waters of The Moor, Westfield Born in Westfield and enlisted in Hastings Buried in Nine Elms British Cemetery, Poperinghe, Belgium B 3

WATSON

Frederick Ernest

Able Seaman 5/184/PO, HMS “Sarnia”, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Lost when the armed steamer was torpedoed by a submarine in the Mediterranean 12th September 1918. Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial MR 3

WHEELER

Leonard Dearl

Private G/2614, 8th (Pioneer) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 18th Division. Wounded near Remigny and died 21st March 1918. Aged 28. Son of James & Mary Wheeler Westfield later of Valebrook Lodge, Ore. Born in Winchester and enlisted in Westfield. Buried in Noyon New British Cemetery F 1063

WHEELER

William John

Private 28234, 8th Battalion, The East Surrey Regiment. 18th Division. Killed in action on the Somme 30th September 1916. Aged 19. Son of Mr & Mrs James Albert Wheeler of Westfield, later of Valebrook Lodge, Ore. Born in Guestling and enlisted in Hastings. Formerly with the Royal Sussex Regiment. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial MR 21

WHEELER

Norman James

Private - No further information currently

4 Extras on Memorial Cross

BARDEN

Lewis Crampton

Private G 107, 6th Battalion, The East Kent Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action near Arras 3rd May 1917. Commemorated on The Arras Memorial MR 20

GAIN

Arthur Robert

Private G/18244, 7th Battalion, The East Kent Regiment. 18th Division. Killed in action 24th October 1918. Aged 30. Son of Mr & Mrs George Gain of Westfield. Husband of Mrs Edith Ida Gain (remarried) later of Southampton. Born in Brede and enlisted in Hastings. Commemorated on The Vis en Artois Memorial MR 16

GODFREY

Montague Albert

Private 93619, 2/5th Battalion, The Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment). Killed in action 15th April 1918. Aged 19. Son of Montague & Irene Kate Godfrey of “The Old Nags Head” Fair Green, Mitcham, Surrey. Born in Wandsworth and enlisted in Hastings. Resident of Westfield. Formerly with the Royal Army Service Corps. Commemorated on The Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium MR 32

MARTIN

Francis Albert

Lance Corporal L/9781, 1st Battalion, The East Kent Regiment. 6th Division. Killed in action near Ypres 20th October 1914. Aged 23. Regular Soldier. Son of Mr W Martin & Mrs Jane Martin of Pleasant View, New Cut, Westfield. Born in Ewhurst and enlisted in Lydd, Kent. Commemorated on The Ploegsteert Memorial MR 32

Last updated: 11 January, 2006

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