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Compiled and copyright © Transcribed & Researched Chris Comber 2004

There is a Memorial inside the Church and a Memorial Cross in the Corner of the Churchyard. There are nine names on each, but the two do not quite agree. There are also three graves from 1914/18 in the Churchyard of St.Thomas

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Archibald [Archie] Leonard

[Listed as BALDWIN Archibald L on memorial cross] Private 28186, 1/4th Battalion, The Kings Own (Royal Lancaster) Regiment. Died of wounds at St Omer 19th April 1918. Aged 20. Son of Joseph & Harriet Balding of South Lodge, Dorchester. Born in Belvedere, Kent and enlisted in Newbury, Berkshire. Buried in Longuenesse Souvenir Cemetery, St. Omer F. 134


William Percy

[Listed as Percy FREEMAN in church] Private G/2096, 8th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 18th Division. Killed in action at Montauban 1st July 1916. Born in Winchelsea and enlisted in Rye. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial MR. 21.



Private TF/1103 1/5th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Killed in action at Richbourg L`Avoue, 9th May 1915. Aged 21. Son of James & Fanny Griffin of 3,North Street, Winchelsea. Born in Winchelsea and enlisted in Rye. Buried in Rue des Barceaux Military Cemetery F. 632



Captain, The Royal Flying Corps. Killed in action 19th October 1917. Aged 23. Son of Henry & Hero Elizabeth Patch of Winchelsea. Formerly with the South Lancashire Regiment. Buried in Harlebeke New British Cemetery, Belgium


Noel James Stanway

Private 2699 47th. Battalion, The Australian Infantry. 12th Brigade, 4th Australian Division. Killed in action at Passchendaele 13th October 1917. Aged 46. Son of Henry & Hero Elizabeth Patch of Winchelsea. Born in Wrentham, Suffolk. Buried in Passchendaele New British Cemetery, Belgium B. 123


Frederick George Weeks

Private TF/252163, 1st Battalion, The Essex Regiment. 37th Division. Died of wounds in Rouen 5th September 1918. Aged 46. Son of Henry & Ada Penny of "Rhosigar, North Street, Winchelsea. Enlisted in Hastings. Buried in St. Sever Cemetery Extension F. 146.


George James

Private G/13643, 6th Battalion, The East Kent Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action at Arras 6th May 1917. Son of William & Susannah Snashall of 3,Strand Terrace, Winchelsea. Born Horsmonden and enlisted in Cranbrook, Kent. Commemorated on The Arras Memorial MR. 20.



Gunner 72728, 31st Battery, 35th Brigade. Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action at Ypres 13th October 1917. Born in Hastings and enlisted in Maidstone. Next of kin Winchelsea. Buried in Hooge Crater Cemetery, Zillebeke, Belgium B. 112


Thomas Walter

[Name recorded in the Church but not on Memorial in Churchyard] Able Seaman Z/438, "Howe Battalion, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. 63rd Royal Naval Division. Killed in action at Arras 24th April 1917. Commemorated on The Arras Memorial MR. 20.



[Listed on cross only] No further information currently

Churchyard Burials



An unknown Royal Marine washed ashore in August 1917 from the cruiser Minelayer H.M.S. "Ariadne which was torpedoed by U65 off Beachy Head on the 27th June 1917 (Grave on the West boundary)


Basil Lees

Private 46847, 17th Battalion, The Canadian Infantry. Died of meningitis 23rd January 1915. Aged 28. Son of Charles & Ella Inderwick of Perth, Canada.


Sydney Martin

Major, Royal Air Force. (4th Leicesters). Died of pneumonia 6th December 1918. Aged 28. Son of Edwin James & Laura Theodore Pearce of Glebe Lodge, Heaton Moor, Stockport. Born in Leicester.

Last updated: 11 January, 2006

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