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WHATLINGTON WAR MEMORIAL

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Compiled and copyright © Jeffrey & Rosalind Bridges and Charlotte Moore 2018

The memorial is to be found within St. Mary Magdalene Church, Whatlington Road, Whatlington, Rother, East Sussex, TN33 0NE. It takes the form of two marble tablets one above the other with the inscription and names inset in balck lettering. There are six names for World War 1 which have been sorted into alphabetical order and three for World War 2.

Photographs Copyright © Jeffrey & Rosalind Bridges 2018

IN MEMORY OF
THE WHATLINGTON MEN
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
FOR THEIR COUNTRY IN
THE WAR 1914-1918

BROOMAN

Edward C

Private 72603, 1st/7th Battalion, Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment) formerly 29145, Worcestershire Regiment and 254456, 2nd Battalion, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 11 October 1918. Born Whatlington, Sussex, resident Bexhill-On-Sea, enlisted Winchester. Son of George and Sarah Brooman, of Park Lane, Whatlington, nr. Battle, Sussex; husband of Beatrice Ellen Collins (formerly Brooman), of 5, Sidley St., Sidley, Bexhill-on-Sea, Sussex, married 30 March 1918 at St. Philip's Church, Barwash, Weald, Sussex. Attested 9 February 1916 in Winchester, aged 23 years 100 days, a Roadman by trade, unmarried, height 5 feet 6½ inches, chest 36½ inches. Served in France from 21 August 1916 to 25 October 1917, then embarked Folkestone and disembarked Boulogne 4 Arpil 1918, arrived in field 18 May 1918, transferred to West Yorkshire Regiment 28 May 1918, to front 29 May 1918, served until his death. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 4.

FOSTER

Alfred Edward

Private 3119, 23rd Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 1 August 1916. Aged 21. Born 14 July 1895 in Mountfield, East Sussex, and resident Whatlington, Sussex, enlisted Chichester, Sussex. Baptised St. Mary Magdalene, Whatlington 25 August 1895. Son of Alfred and Katherine Jane (nee Benge) Foster, of Leeford Cottage, Whatlington, Battle, Sussex. In the 1901 census he was aged 5, resident Leeford Cottages, Whatlington with his family. In the 1911 census he was aged 5, a Gardener, resident Leeford Farm Cottage, Whatlington with his family. Medically examined 19 November 1915 at Hastings aged 20 years 4 days, trade Miller's Improver. Attested 21 May 1916 in Winchester, aged 21 years 4 months, height 5 feet 75/8 inches, chest 34 inches, weight 131lbs. Buried in TANCREZ FARM CEMETERY, Hainaut, Belgium. Plot I. Row H. Grave 5.

HYLAND

Arthur

Private TF/3370, 1st/5th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Died of wounds 18 August 1916. Aged 19. Born 21 March 1897 in Whatlington, East Sussex, enlisted Hastings. Baptised 16 May 1897 in St. Mary Magdalene, Whatlington. Son of Thomas and Rebecca Elizabeth (nee Watkins) Hyland, of Mill Cottages, Whatlington, Battle, Sussex. In th 1901 census he was aged 4, resident Mill Cottages, Whatlington with his family. In th 1901 census he was aged 14, resident Mill Cottages, Whatlington with his family. Buried in GEZAINCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot II. Row B. Grave 18.

HYLAND

David

Private 3140, 13th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Died of wounds 4 September 1916. Aged 20. Born Whatlington, Sussex, enlisted Hastings. Baptised 22 March 1896 in St. Mary Magdalene, Whatlington. Son of Thomas and Rebecca Elizabeth (nee Watkins) Hyland, of 20, St. Andrew's Square, Queen's Rd., Hastings. Native of Whatlington, Battle, Sussex. In th 1901 census he was aged 5, resident Mill Cottages, Whatlington with his family. In th 1901 census he was aged 15, resident Mill Cottages, Whatlington with his family. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot X. Row B. Grave 18.

MOORE

Gillachrist

Second Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 7 November 1914. Aged 20. Son of Norman Moore, M.D., F.R.C.P. (afterwards Sir Norman Moore, 1st Bart.), and the late Mrs. Amy Leigh (nee Smith) Moore; brother of Sir Alan Hilary Moore (1882-1959) 2nd Baronet, M.B. D.P.H. and Ethne Philippa Moore (1886-1968), M.B.E., B.E.M.). In the 1901 census he was aged 7, a Pupil, resident 94 Gloucester Place, St. Marylebone, London. In the 1911 census he was aged 17, resident at The Oratory & School Hospital, Hagley Road, Egbaston, Birmingham. No known grave. Commemorated at YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 20.

Extract from Bond of Sacrifice: Officers Died in the Great War 1914-1915, Volume 1, page 273:

2nd LIEUTENANT GILLACHRIST MOORE, 2nd BATTN. ROYAL SUSSEX REGIMENT, younger son of Norman Moore, M.D., F.R.C.P., was born in London on the 22nd March, 1894.
He was educated at The Oratory School, Birmingham, and St. Catherine's College, Cambridge, receiving his commission in August, 1914. He went to France in September of that year, and was killed at the edge of a wood near Klein Zillebeke, a few yards from the Germans, on the afternoon of the 7th November, 1914.

POTTER

Frederick James

[Spelt Frederic on CWGC and SDGW] Private 2102, 5th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment transferred to 241623, 695th Agricultural Company, Labour Corps. Died in Graylingwell War Hospital, Chichester, 4 April 1916. Aged 50. Husband of Jane Louise (nee Watson) Potter, of "Coulee Ridge," Whatlington Rd., Battle, married 18 September 1902 in Whatlington, Sussex. Born at Guildford, Surrey. Previously served 22 years with the Rifle Brigade. Served in the South African Campaign. Long Service and Good Conduct Medal. In the 1911 census he was aged 43, born Guildford, Surrey, an Army Pensioner and Farm Labourer, husband of Jane Louise Potter, son-in-law of Henry Watson, resident Woodman's Green, Whatlington. Battle, Sussex. Buried 9 April 1918 in the North part of WHATLINGTON (ST. MARY MAGDALENE) CHURCHYARD, Sussex.

AND LIKEWISE IN THE
WAR OF 1939-1945

CUNDY

Anthony Osmund

First Officer, British Overseas Airways Corporation. Died 14 September 1942. Aged 27. Born 29 March 1915 in the West Ham Registration District, Essex. In the 1939 Register he was a Commercial Pilot, unmarried, visiting Esplanade Hotel, Porthcawl U.D., Glamorganshire, Wales. On 23 October 1937 he boarded the ship "Orama", of the Orient Line, for Australia, resident Leeford Lodge, Battle, Sussex, aged 22, an Aviator, intending to reside in Australia.On 23 September 1940 he boarded the ship "Apapa" to sail to Lagos, West Central Africa from Liverpool, last UK address The Spa, Bristol, an Air Pilot, intending to resident in W.C. Africa. In the July to September Quarter of 1942 he married Lillian R English in Wokingham, Berkshire District. No known grave. Commemorated on MALTA MEMORIAL, Malta, Panel 5, Column 2.

MASTERS

Charles Douglas

Private 6398584, 15th Battalion, The Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey). Killed in action in Tunisia 27 March 1943. Aged 26. Born 1 September 1917 in Sussex, resident Kent. Son of George and Agnes Harriet Masters, of Westfield, Sussex; brother of Leonard (below). In the 1939 Register he was unmarried, a Road Worker E S C C (Heavy Worker), resident with his mother, Agnes H Masters and brother Leonard, at Laurel Burln Cripps Corner, Battle R.D., Sussex. No known grave. Commemorated on MEDJEZ-EL-BAB MEMORIAL, Tunisia. Face 14.

MASTERS

Leonard William

Corporal 14248613, 328 Workshops Company, Royal Engineers. Died in Burma but not in action 8 July 1945. Aged 23. Born 3 March 1922 in Sussex, resident Kent. Son of George and Agnes Masters; brother of Charles (above); husband of Nora Betty Masters, of Hastings, Sussex. In the 1939 Register he was unmarried, an Under Gardener, resident with his mother, Agnes H Masters and brother Charles, at Laurel Burln Cripps Corner, Battle R.D., Sussex. Buried in TAUKKYAN WAR CEMETERY, Myanmar (Burma). Plot 17. Row F. Grave 10.

Last updated: 21 November, 2018

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