Sussex there are various memorials
and rolls of honour dedicated to those men and
women who fell in various wars. These memorials and
rolls cover many centuries in some cases, most World
War One and Two.
any conflict there are certain acts of bravery or
defiance that are noticeable above others. For these
acts citations and medals have been awarded.
anybody has information for those of the Second World
War, Boer War, or the like similar to those supplied
for the First World War then I would gladly post these
and cemeteries maintained by the War Graves Commission
for the Western Front are described and pictured on
the Internet. There is also another site that describes
these memorials. Details of Kranji War Cemetery and Taiping
can be found in the Overseas section.
of the cap badges
are laid out, on a separate page.
all memorials were to people; there are memorials to various
types of animal that served and fell in World War I for
Note: Every attempt has been made to transcribe this information
accurately but there are occasions that the information
supplied is incorrect or errors occur during transcription.
We do not wish to cause offence to any families of the men
detailed here and will change the relevant information when
note that places detailed on these memorials may appear
in the wrong county. This information has been transcribed
from the records given and, as the men were parochial, the
information supplied at enlistment was the view of the men
and the county they thought they resided in.
pages are available for transcripts of these memorials
and rolls of honour. If you have a transcription of,
or you are willing to transcribe, a Sussex memorial
or roll of honour for these pages then please contact
me, the email address is below.
acknowledgements for assistance with these pages must
go to Christopher Comber, Janet Graves, Alan Seymour,
Guy Voice and many others - thank you all.
War 1 & 2 - Others Selection
- Memorial Selection
gain an overview of all the towns and parishes covered,
THAT ARE BEING COVERED, by this site there is an
is a separate statistical
overview for Sussex kindly provided by
following locations have been visited and
to the best of our knowledge do not have war
memorials. They are mainly very old and very
bare Churches with very plain featurless interiors.
Botolphs, Coombes, Didling, Earnley, Egdean,
Ford, Hardham, North Stoke, South Stoke, Southease
and Tortington. Warningcamp has no churchand
is included in Burpham. Middleton (Modern)
comes under Felpham. East Wittering is modern
but proclaims proudly that all its men returned.
Tuxlith and Binderton no longer exist.
THIN BLUE LINE
site is dedicated to all the men from
the six constituent Sussex Police Forces
and the three constituent Surrey Police
Forces who fought in the First World
War. In particular it records the details
of those who paid the ultimate sacrifice
in the service of King and Country.
are many volunteers working on the memorials
listed here. None is more hard working than
Chris Comber the main contributor and researcher
of the Sussex pages who has now retired from
working on the memorials.
information about soldiers
who fell, were awarded medals
and more is to be found
in old copies of the London
Gazette. Here is a brief
London Gazette, first
published in 1665, is
the oldest, continuously
published newspaper in
the United Kingdom and
probably the world. The
London Gazette and its
sister publications, the
Edinburgh and Belfast
Gazettes, have a unique
position in British publishing.
They are official newspapers
of the Crown. The London
Gazette contains a wide
range of office notices
including State, Parliamentary
and Ecclesiastical notices,
Transport and Planning
notices as well as Corporate
and Personal Insolvency
notices to name a few.
In addition, a number
of Supplements are published
covering Honours and Awards,
Premium Bonds, Armed Forces
Promotions and Re-gradings,
etc. and a Quarterly Index.
the 17th century, it was
believed that National
efficiency depended on
the intelligence received
by the Crown and that
the reckless publishing
of news might endanger
it. An embargo on the
printing of news other
than reports of events
abroad, natural disasters,
Royal declarations and
sensational crime continued
until 1640. This had the
effect of delaying the
development of the press
in the UK. Censorship
was introduced in 1643,
followed by licensing
of news publications.
The Gazette came about
because of two momentous
events: the Great Plague
and the decision of King
Charles II to remove his
court - effectively the
government of the time
- to Oxford. The London
Gazette started life as
the Oxford Gazette and
after a few months changed
to its current title.
Maple Leaf Legacy Project
Millennium Project in
Remembrance of Canada's
War Memorials Trust is a
charity dedicated to promoting
awareness of the debt we
owe to those who gave their
lives in the cause of freedom,
by ensuring that their memorials
are properly maintained
our on-line bookstore
site is maintained solely by volunteers and is funded by them as private
individuals. This includes the purchase of photographs, books, rolls of
honour plus the running costs of the site. We have always intended to
make this site free to all. If you have gained from this site then please
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