WHATLINGTON WAR MEMORIAL
War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Jeffrey & Rosalind Bridges and Charlotte
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.
Copyright © Jeffrey & Rosalind Bridges 2018
THE WHATLINGTON MEN
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
FOR THEIR COUNTRY IN
THE WAR 1914-1918
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
from Bond of Sacrifice: Officers Died in the Great War 1914-1915,
Volume 1, page 273:
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.
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,
LIKEWISE IN THE
WAR OF 1939-1945
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.
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.
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.
21 November, 2018