Lindfield Parish War Memorial 1914-1919

 



Leslie Wallace AYLING                  Private 703279                       aged 24

1st/3rd Battalion The London Regiment

City of London Royal Fusiliers.

47th (London) Division

Killed In Action at Cambrai on the 7th Dec 1917.

Husband of Elizabeth Mary of Spring Cottages, Lyoth Lane, Lindfield.

Parents resident Catford, Enlisted Finsbury.

He was a battalion Lewis Gunner.

Left a 13 month old child whom he would never see.

Commemorated on The Cambrai Memorial MR.17

 



Jesse BAKER                                    Private 16891                         aged 21

2nd Battalion The Hampshire Regiment.

29th Division

Died of wounds on 3rd July 1916 suffered on the first day of the Somme offensive.

Born Lindfield. Enlisted Reading.

Son of Jesse and Margaret of 17 West View, Lindfield.

Served in The Dardanelles and Egypt.

Bur. Gezaincourt Communal Cemetery Extension F.169

 


Charles BALDOCK                         Private G 3258                       aged 20

9th Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment.

24th Division

Killed In Action on the first day of the battle of Loos,

25th September 1915.

Son of Edward and Annie of 15 West View, Lindfield.

Born Purley, Enlisted Lindfield.

Brother of William (Drowned 21/8/15).

Employed at ‘The Star’, Haywards Heath.

Commemorated on The Loos Memorial MR. 19

 



William Newton BALDOCK          Driver 886                  aged 28

The Australian Army Service Corps

Son of Edward and Annie of 15 West View, Lindfield.

Jumped overboard from the transport ship S.S. ‘Port Lincoln’

after becoming ill on Gallipoli and drowned on

21st August 1915.

Emigrated to Australia in 1907 with his brother Harry.

One of 4 brothers. Brother of Charles (KIA 25/9/15).

Former Pupil of Lindfield School.

Commemorated on Chatby Memorial, Alexandria, Egypt

MR.41


Walter James BLUNDEN                Lance Sergeant 745607        aged 24

116th Battalion The Canadian Infantry

3rd Canadian Division. 9th Brigade

Killed on Passchendale Ridge during the final stages of the Third battle of Ypres 27th October 1917.

Husband of Mrs A Blunden of ‘The Three Furnaces’ Inn,

Madeley, Shropshire .

Son of Mr & Mrs Blunden of Eastern Road, Lindfield.

Brother of Percy (KIA 7/10/16).

Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium MR.29


Percy Charles BLUNDEN               Lance Corporal G 86           aged 21

6th Battalion The East Kent Regiment.12th Division

Killed in action during the Somme offensive at Guedecourt

7th October 1916.

Born Portfield, Enlisted Haywards Heath.

Son of Mr.& Mrs Blunden of Eastern Road, Lindfield.

Brother of Walter (KIA 27/10/17).

Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial MR.21


William Edward BOURNE             Private G. 1284

2nd Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment.

1st Division

Killed In Action, during the defence of ‘The Brickstacks’ at Cuinchy near Festubert 27th January 1915.

Born Slaugham. Enlisted Haywards Heath.

Husband of Mrs M Bourne of 6 Albert Cottages,

Sunte Avenue, Lindfield.

An early volunteer.

Bur. Woburn Abbey Cemetery, Cuinchy F.721


Edwin Charles BURLONG             Private 46339                         aged 23

1st Battalion The Royal Fusiliers. 24th Division

Killed in action on the first day of the Third Battle of Ypres 31st July 1917.

Son of Henry and Eliza of Dens Cottages, Buckshalls, Lindfield.

Born Lindfield. Employed as a Baker by Mr T E Charman of The High Street.

Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium. MR.29


Jack CAPLIN                                   Private L.10030                     aged 18

2nd Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment

1st Division

Killed In Action at Aubers Ridge 9th May 1915/

Born Lindfield .Enlisted Chichester.

Son of Thomas and Betty of 1 Prospect Place, Lewes Road, Lindfield – Later of 1 Black Hill Cottages.

Lindfield School and Church Lads Brigade.

Joined regulars in 1913, Wounded in the foot on The Marne in September 1914.

His brother Harold was taken prisoner from HMS Crusader in the English Channel on the 8th of May 1915.

Commemorated on The Le Touret Memorial MR.22


Albert Herbert CORMACK           Company Sergeant Major 5460      aged 37

1st Battalion The Border Regiment.

29th (Regular) Division

Killed In Action near Thiepval 6th April 1916. Husband of Mrs Alice Maud Cormack of Somerset Cottages, Lindfield Common.

19 Years Service, in Burma, India, Egypt and Mudros.

Veteran of The Boer War. Wounded in the Dardanelles.

Arrived from Egypt on 17th March 1916.

Born in Camberwell and enlisted in Kingston on Thames.

Became a Trench Casualty on the Somme front.

Bur. Auchonvillers Communal Cemetery F.35


Edward Bartram FAWCETT        Captain

92nd Punjabi Regiment, Indian Army

Killed in action during the operations to relieve General

Townshend.at Kut el Amara in Mesopotamia,22nd April 1916. Son-in-law of Major Henry Graham-Taylor of ‘Lyndcote’ West Common, Lindfield.

Well known in the village and played cricket locally.

Commemorated on The Basra Memorial, Iraq. MR.38

 


Alexander L FITZMAURICE       The Camel Corps (Att)        aged 29

                                               

Died of disease in British Somaliland on 11th January 1915.

Son of Richard and Alexina of ‘Everyndens’, High Street,

Lindfield.

Attached to The Camel Corps in British Somaliland at the time of his death, he was a Tropical Disease Specialist. His father was the parish doctor for many years, later retiring to Littlehampton. Brother of Richard (KIA 25/9/15) and Lindsay (KIA 18/11/16).

Bur. Believed to have been buried in a civilian cemetery in what is now Somalia.

 


Lindsay FITZMAURICE               Captain                                  aged 24

8th Battalion The Somerset Light Infantry.

37th (New Army) Division

Killed In Action in Ancre Valley 18th November 1916 during the

final days of the Somme offensive.

5th Son of Dr Richard and Mrs Alexina Fitzmaurice of

‘Everyndens’, High Street, Lindfield,

later of 29, St. Floras Road, Littlehampton.

Brother of Richard (KIA 25/9/15) and Alexander (Died 1915).

Previously wounded at Loos.

Bur. Ancre British Cemetery, Beaumont-Hamel F.339

Also commemorated on Littlehampton War Memorial


Richard FITZMAURICE                Private 3404                           aged 25

1st / 14th Battalion The London Regiment

(The London Scottish)

Killed In Action at the Battle of Loos 25th September 1915.

Born Lindfield enlisted Blackheath.

Youngest son of Richard and Alexina Fitzmaurice of ‘Everyndens’

The High Street, Lindfield.

Brother of Lindsey (KIA 18/11/16) and Alexander (Died 1915)

Bur. Dud Corner Cemetery, Loos F.229

Also commemorated on Littlehampton War Memorial


Charles Edward FORD                   Private G.2390                      aged 31

                                               

8th Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment.

18th Division

Killed in action at Bernafay Wood, Flers, Somme 14th July 1916.

Husband of Mrs Daisy Ford of Crawley.

Born Lindfield. Enlisted Horsham.

Son of Mrs Emily of 12 Albert Cottages, Sunte Avenue.

He was employed as a Gardener and left 2 children.

Served as a Pioneer with the 18th Division.

Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial MR.21


Herbert William FOX                     Private G 19136                     aged 19

9th Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment

24th Division

Killed In Action 10th October 1918 during the final advance to the river Selle during the 2nd Battle of Cambrai.

Born in Danehill and enlisted in Brighton.

Survived by his father Mr G B Fox of 1 West View, Lewes Road, Lindfield.

Bur. St Aubert British Cemetery F.270


 

Frank GASTON                               Private G 12151                     aged 30

16th Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment.

74th (Yeomanry) Division

Died of wounds received when the 74th Division assaulted the Hindenburgh Line on the 18th September 1918.

Husband of Mrs A S Gaston of 4 Frederick Cottages,

Lewes Road, Lindfield.

Born in Lindfield and enlisted in Haywards Heath.

Gardener at ‘Finches’. Cousin of Harry (KIA 20/10/18).

Bur. Doingt Communal Cemetery Extension F.194


Harry GASTON                               Private 56209                         aged 29

                                               

13th Battalion The Royal Welsh Fusiliers.

38th (Welsh) Division

Killed In Action 20th October 1918 during the Final Advance.

Husband of Mrs Annie Gaston of ‘The Cot’ The High Street, Rottingdean.

Born Lindfield. Enlisted Haywards Heath.

Son of  the late Mr.& Mrs P. Gaston of 5 Frederick Cottages, Lewes Road, Lindfield.

Cousin of Frank (DoW 18/9/18).

Bur.Cross Roads Cemetery Ref: F 521

Also recorded on Rottingdean War Memorial


John William Henry GORRINGE  Rifleman C.9853       aged 18

           

20th Battalion Kings Royal Rifle Corps.

3rd (Regular) Division

Killed in action The Somme 18th July 1916.

Born Haywards Heath. Enlisted Woolwich.  Came home from Australia to enlist. Survived by his mother in Australia, the family had previously lived at 7 Albert Cottages, Sunte Avenue, Lindfield.  Served in The Pioneer Battalion of the 3rd Division.

                                                         Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial MR.21


Jervoise GRAHAM TAYLER        Second Lieutenant   aged 22

 

2nd Battalion Leicestershire Regiment.

2nd (Regular) Division

Killed in action at Festubert 15th May 1915. Son of Major Henry Graham Tayler of ‘Lyndcote’ Black Hill, Lindfield.

Former member of the Church Lads Brigade.

Educated at Winchester and New College, Oxford.

Major Henry Graham Tayler was Commanding Officer in charge of Prisoners of War at Portsmouth.

Bur.Le Touret Military Cemetery Ref: F 727


Reuben Henry GRUNDY                Private TF.500131                 aged 24

Royal Army Medical Corps

Died from his wounds received in action in France 29th September 1918.

Enlisted Brighton, December 1914.

Son of Mrs L Willie of  2 Albert Cottages, Sunte Avenue, Lindfield.

Bur. Grevillers British Cemetery F.512


Reginald George HILL                    Private A 215                         aged 48

1st Battalion Canadian Infantry (Western Ontario)

1st Canadian Division. 1st Brigade

Joined the Canadian Expeditionary Force in January 1915, came to England with his Battalion in June 1915 and after training went to France in August 1915. Killed in action in the front line trenches at Hill 60, Zillebeke by enemy shell fire Hooge, Belgium 26th April 1916 during the First Battle of Ypres.

Son of Capt. & Mrs E N Hill of ‘Neilgherry’ Sunte Avenue, Lindfield.

Captain Hill was late of the 30th Regiment of Foot, served at the siege of Sebastopol from 8th February 1855 to 5th August 1855 and at the Assault on the Redan on the 18th June 1855 and Crimean War. He was 81 years old in 1916.

Private Hill had lived in Canada for 8 years.

Bur. Hooge Crater Cemetery, Belgium B.112.  There is a brass plaque to his memory in All Saints’ Church, Lindfield.


Malcolm HILL                                  Private 574                             aged 26

2nd City Of London Field Ambulance

Royal Army Medical Corps, T.F.

Died of wounds caused by a bomb in Salonika, Greece on the 27th February 1917.

Enlisted Lindfield in 1915.

Son of the late Arthur William and Emma Ann Hill of ‘St Romolo’

Sunte Avenue, Lindfield. Prior to Mr A W Hill’s death he acted as Chief Recruiting Officer at Haywards Heath.  There were another 5 brothers serving. Inscription on his headstone reads:  IN LOVING MEMORY THO’ FAR AWAY FOR EVER NEAR’

Bur. Salonika (Lembet Road) Military Cemetery, Greece

GR 7


Frederick George HILLMAN         Gunner 103665                     aged 25

13th Divisional Artillery. Royal Field Artillery

Died Of Disease in Egypt 23rd October 1915.

Husband of Mrs Fanny Hillman of Lyoth Lane, Lindfield, later of

43a Mill Green Road, Haywards Heath.  When he died his son Frederick Victor was 18 months old and a daughter Olive was born after his death.

Born in Lindfield and enlisted in Haywards Heath. Parents James Thomas and Charlotte Hillman lived at 6 Francis Road, Lindfield.

Employed as a Vanman for Messrs. Box.

Bur. Alexandria (Chatby) Military War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt E.6


George Herbert HOBDEN              Private 90840                         aged 24

37th Battalion The Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)

Died of wounds 4th November 1918.

Born Lindfield. Enlisted Holborn.

Husband of Mrs Agnes Hobden of Chislehurst Road, Orpington,

Kent.

Son of Mr & Mrs H Hobden of 4 Alma Road, Lindfield.

Bur. Romeries Communal Cemetery Extension FR.206

Also commemorated on Orpington War Memorial


 

John Henry JEFFREY                    Lance Corporal 4163            aged 39

9th Battalion Queens Royal Lancers

Died from gas poisoning near Ypres. 24th May 1915.

Born Lindfield. Enlisted Cuckfield.

Son of Mr.& the late Mrs.Henry Jeffrey of Lewes Road, Lindfield.

Sister Emily L of 27 Bedford Square, Brighton.

Pupil of Lindfield School. Regular Soldier with 21 years service.

Badly gassed fighting as infantry during the

Second Battle of Ypres.

Bur. Hazebrouck Communal Cemetery F.200


Harry Arthur KING                        Private L.7952                       aged 31

2nd Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment.

1st Division

Killed In Action at Vendresse on The Marne 14th September 1914.

Born in West Hoathly and enlisted in Woolwich.

Husband of Alice Florence of Porters Cottage, 7 Eastern Road,

Lindfield.

Remarried (Granger), resident of Philpot’s Lodge, West Hoathly.

Left children aged 6 and 2. Employed by Mrs Savill at

Kenwards Farm.

Former regular soldier,serving in Crete and Malta recalled to the

colours in 1914.

Bur. Chauny Communal Cemetery British Extension F.1893


William James Cuthbert LAKER            Private G.15839         aged 18

11th Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment.

39th (New Army) Division

Killed In Action near Sanctuary Wood, Ypres 25th January 1917.

Born Lindfield.  Enlisted Horsham.

Son of Mr.& the late Mrs Laker previously of The Grocery Stores, Walstead.

Bur. Vlamertinghe Military Cemetery Belgium B.4


Joseph LEDBURY                           Lance Corporal TF.2759      aged 29

1/4th Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment

Died of Spotted Fever at Brighton Hospital on 1st February 1915.

Born Barkham, Berkshire. Enlisted Haywards Heath.

Son of Mr & Mrs. H.A. Ledbury of Ball Hill, Woolton Hill,

Newbury, Berkshire.

Buried at Brighton City [Bear Road] Cemetery, Brighton

 


Reginald Charles LEGGE               Lieutenant                             aged 34

Machine Gun Corps (Heavy Branch) Tanks

Died of wounds on the 16th September 1916.

Son of the late Mr J V & Mrs Legge of ‘Greenwoods’ High Beeches Lane,

Lindfield.

Tank Commander. Captured during the first use of tanks at Flers on 15th September 1916.

Died of his wounds the following day.

Left estate valued at £2,511.

Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial MR.21


Ernest LEPPARD                             Private G.5561                       aged 25

1st Battalion The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey) Regiment.

33rd (New Army) Division

Killed In Action on 24th August 1916.

Born in Ardingly and enlisted in Guildford. Resident of Cobham.

Son of Mary Ann of 8 Albert Cottages, Sunte Avenue, Lindfield.

Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial, MR.21.


Leslie Gordon LONGLEY               Lieutenant                             aged 22

                                               

19th Lancashire Fusiliers (Pioneer Battalion).

49th Division

Killed In Action on The Somme 12th July 1916.

Son of Mr & Mrs Richard Longley of ‘Ingleside’ 12 Sunte Avenue, Lindfield.

Brother of Richard (KIA 15/9/16). Wounded in May 1915.

Educated at Belvedere School, Haywards Heath.

Bur. Bouzincourt Communal Cemetery Extension F.296


Richard Ferguson LONGLEY        Lance Sergeant A.326            aged 22

7th Battalion The Kings Royal Rifle Corps.

14th (Light) Division

Killed In Action during the battle of Flers/Courcelette on the 15th September 1916.

Awarded Distinguished Conduct Medal listed in the supplement to the London Gazette on 20th October 1916, the month after his death.  He had been granted a commission but it had not been gazetted at the time of his death.

Born in Croydon and enlisted in Guildford.

Son of Mr & Mrs  Richard Longley of ‘Ingleside’ 12 Sunte Avenue, Lindfield.

Brother of Leslie (KIA 12/7/16).

Resident of ‘The Shanty’ Portsmouth Lane, Lindfield.

Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial MR. 21


William MANSBRIDGE                  Private G.1578                       aged 26

                                                           

7th Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment.

12th (New Army) Division

Killed In Action during the battle of Cambrai,

20th November 1917.

Born Cuckfield. Enlisted Haywards Heath. Next Of Kin unknown.

Resident of 2 Alma Cottages, Alma Road, Lindfield.

Commemorated on The Cambrai Memorial MR.17


Harry George MARKWICK          Corporal G 77540     aged 38

7th Battalion The Royal Fusiliers.

63rd Royal Naval Division

Killed In Action during the battle of the Scarpe 27th August 1918.

Husband of Caroline May of 5 Luxford Road, Lindfield.

Son of Henry and Elizabeth of Brighton. Born in Brighton.

Formerly with 1/4th.Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment.

Assistant Schoolmaster at Lindfield School.

Bur. Beaulencourt British Cemetery F.560

Also recorded on Brighton War Memorial


Albert Edward Victor NEWNHAM  Private L 10100                     aged 20

2nd Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment.

1st (Regular) Division

Wounded on the Aisne and died of his wounds in Paris on the

16th October 1914.

Son of Jesse and Elizabeth of 1 Laburnham Villas, Compton Road, Lindfield – later of ‘Earlsmere’, Compton Road.

Born in Aldershot and enlisted in Chichester.

Brother of John (KIA 31/5/16), Noel (KIA 9/7/17) and Jesse

(Lance Corporal,who survived the war).

Regular soldier. His nickname was ‘Totty’.

Bur. City of Paris Cemetery, Pantin F.457


John Francis NEWNHAM              Gunner 13608                         aged 19

Royal Marine Artillery. H.M.S.‘Tiger‘

1st Battlecruiser Squadron, The Grand Fleet

Killed In Action at Jutland 31st May 1916. Son of Jesse and Elizabeth of 1 Laburnham Villas, Compton Road, Lindfield, later of ‘Earlsmere’, Compton Road. Father Recruiting Sergeant Jesse Newnham.

Brother of Albert (DoW 16/10/14), Noel (KIA 9/7/17) and Jesse (Lance Corporal – Survived the war).

Killed when a shell hit the trunk of ‘B’ turret of HMS ‘Tiger’ during the Battle of Jutland.

Buried at Sea.

Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial

MR.3


Noel Herbert NEWNHAM               Bugler 14935                         aged 16

                                               

Royal Marine Artillery. H.M.S.‘Vanguard‘

4th Battle Squadron The Grand Fleet

Lost when the dreadnought blew up in Scapa Flow 9th July 1917.

Son of Jesse and Elizabeth Newnham of 1 Laburnham Villas,

Compton Road, Lindfield – later of ‘Earlsmere’, Compton Road.

Brother of Albert (D.O.W. 16/10/14), John (K.I.A. 31/May/16) and Jesse (Lance Corporal, who survived the war.

Member of Lindfield Parish Church Choir. Boy Scout.

Employed by Mr. Driver, Fishmonger and Poulterer of Lindfield

High Street.

Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial.

Southsea MR.3


Albert NYE                                       Private 477678                       aged 29

                                               

Royal Canadian Regiment 7th Brigade. 3rd Canadian Division

Killed in action in an attack by the regiment in the Hooge Sector, Ypres 2nd June 1916.

Son of Mr John Nye of 8 West View, Lewes Road, Lindfield.

Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium MR.29 (Canadian Section).  Also Haywards Heath War Memorial


Frederick Charles ORAM              Private 4735                           aged 22

                                               

34th Battalion The Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)

Killed In Action during the German Spring Offensive in the Ypres

Sector 10th April 1918.

Son of Mr & Mrs H Oram of 4, Albert Cottages, Sunte Avenue,

Lindfield.

Born in Lindfield and enlisted in Margate, Kent. Employee of the

Post Office.

Commemorated on The Ploegsteert Memorial MR.32


Harold Godfrey PAINE                  Bombardier 14729                aged 19

                                               

‘D’ Battery, 58th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery.

15th(Scottish) Division

Killed in action in the final stages of The Somme Offensive during The Battle of The Ancre, 2nd November 1916.

Born in Hailsham and enlisted in Haywards Heath.

Son of Mr.& Ms G.E.Paine previously of 2 Sunte Avenue, Lindfield, later of Uckfield.

Former pupil of Lindfield School.

Bur. Courcelette British Cemetery F.280


Thomas PRANKLIN                       Private TF 1239                     aged 23

1/4th Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment.

53rd (Welsh) Division

Son of Joseph Hickman and Mary Pranklin of May Villa, Hickmans Lane

Lindfield.

Killed in action on the second day of the Suvla Bay landings,

Gallipoli 10th August 1915.

Born in Lindfield and enlisted in Haywards Heath.

Territorial. Parents kept the shoe shop in the High Street.

Commemorated on The Helles Memorial, Gallipoli MR.4


Geoffrey Arthur PRIDEAUX M.C. Captain                                  aged 25

                                               

1st Battalion The Somerset Light Infantry.

11th Brigade, 4th Division

Killed in action near Peronne 19th January 1917. Son of Arthur Robert and Louisa Charlotte of 13 Talbot Square, London.

Educated at Eton. Name recorded on Eton College Roll of Honour.

Resident of Spring Cottage, Spring Lane, Lindfield.

Brigade Major. Twice wounded and mentioned in dispatches.

Bur. Hem Farm Military Cemetery F.624


Arthur PULLEN                              Private L.9840                       aged 20

                                                           

2nd Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment.

1st (Regular) Division

Killed in action near Vendresse during the battle of The Marne

14th September 1914.

Born in Plumstead and enlisted in Brighton.

Nephew of Mr James Pullen of South Lodge, ‘Finches’, Lindfield.

Father was Head Gardener to Mr. Walter Savill.

Name also recorded in Woolwich Book of Remembrance, in

Woolwich War Memorial Hospital, Shooters Hill.

Bur. Vendresse British Cemetery F.1329


Arthur RICE                                    Private G.1297                       aged 27

 

2nd Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment.

1st (Regular) Division

Killed in action on the first day of the battle of Loos,

25th September 1915.

Son of George and Alice of 5 Graham Cottages, Spring Lane,

Lindfield.

Pupil of Lindfield School, Employed by Mr. Broadbridge,

Lindfield High Street.

Early volunteer. Born in Lindfield and enlisted in Haywards Heath.

Commemorated on The Loos Memorial MR.19


Frank Ewart SAVILL                     2nd Lieutenant                    aged 46

9th Queens Royal Lancers 2nd Cavalry Brigade

Died on 9th February 1916 at The Military Hospital, Tidworth following an operation

Son of Mr.& Mrs Walter Savill of Finches, Lindfield.

Resident of Chantmarle Manor, Cattistock, Cerne District, Dorset.

Left estate valued at £61,893. Attached to 7th reserve Cavalry at

the time of his death, he died after an operation.

Commemorated by the Savill Memorial Hall, Cattistock, Dorset,

Cattistock Parish Churchyard War Memorial.

Buried in Cattistock (St Peter & St Paul) Churchyard, Dorset


Harry Charles SCUTT                    Able Seaman SS 5986         aged 20

                                             

Royal Navy HMS ‘Barham’ 4th Battle Squadron.

The Grand Fleet

Died Of Septicaemia at Haslar Royal Naval Hospital 31st January 1917.

Son of James and Isabella Scutt, Coal Merchant,of The High Street, Lindfield.

Employed as a gardener at Borde Hill.

Joined The Royal Navy in 1915.

Served at The Battle of Jutland.

Damaged his hand in an accident and died of blood poisoning.

Buried Haslar Royal Naval Cemetery, Portsmouth,

Hampshire


Sidney Frederick SMITH               Gunner RMA/1779               aged 24

Royal Marine Artillery. Howitzer Brigade.

63rd Royal Naval Division

Killed In Action in theYpres Salient on the 28th September 1918.

Son of Mr.& Mrs. F.W. Smith of Lewes Road, Lindfield.

Local Insurance agent.

Buried Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium. B.11


Alfred Ernest SPEER                    Captain                                   aged 50

Died of Disease in a London Nursing Home 8th March 1918.

Resident of Nether Walstead, Lindfield.

Survived by his wife Edna Speer.  His ashes are buried at Christ Church, Esher, Surrey.


Harold Alfred SPIERS                    Boy 1st Class T/23568           aged 17

Royal Navy. HMS ‘Hawke’

Lost when the Cruiser was torpedoed on the 15th October 1914.

The Cruiser HMS Hawke was torpedoed in the North Sea by U.9,

(Captain Otto Weddigen,) which also sank ‘Aboukir’, ‘Cressy’ and

‘Hogue’ on 22nd September 1914.

HMS Hawke lost 524 men out of a ship’s company of 595.

Son of Henry Thomas and Mary Spiers of 3 Victoria Terrace,

Lindfield.

Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial

Southsea MR.3


Arthur SPRINGHAM                      Private DM2/179044             aged 39

M.T. Company 33rd Motor Ambulance,

The Royal Army Service Corps

Died in Baghdad 4th November 1917. Died of smallpox.

Born in Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire and enlisted in Brighton.

His wife later remarried and resided in Harlow. Gardener to the Rt Hon Sir Fleetwood-Edwards of The Manor House, The High Street, Lindfield.

Resident of The Manor House Cottage, came to Lindfield in 1907.

Bur.Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery, Iraq 8


Harold Leon TINGLEY                  Private G.2414                       aged 25

8th Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment.

18th Division. Divisional Pioneer Battalion

Died Of Influenza in Haywards Heath Cottage Hospital

3rd September 1919.

Enlisted August 1914. Served for four years on the Western Front.

Husband of Mrs Emily Tingley of Carmel Lodge, Scaynes Hill, later of 3 Eastern Cottages, Lindfield .

Buried in Walstead Cemetery but sadly omitted from the church War Memorials.

Buried Walstead Cemetery, Lindfield, but not included on the war memorial.


Ernest Richard TOWNSHEND      Private 86                   aged 36

16th Battalion The Australian Infantry.A.N.Z.A.C.

Killed in action on Gallipoli 2nd May 1915.

Son of Henry and Esther Townshend of Beckworth Lodge,

Lindfield.

Emigrated to Australia, Fruit Farmer for several years.

Commemorated on The Lone Pine Australian Memorial, Gallipoli MR6


Guy Kemble TWISS                        Lieutenant                             aged 28

Royal Navy. HMS ‘Tartar’

Dover Destroyer Flotilla‘s

Killed in action when the Destroyer was mined in the Straits of Dover on the 17th June 1917.

Son of Vice Admiral & Mrs Guy Ouchterlony of Lindfield House, Lindfield.

Educated at Eastbourne College and Britannia College, Dartmouth.

Brought home and buried privately in Lindfield.

Buried Walstead Cemetery


William E. VENN                             Private 7441                           aged 37

                                               

4th (Royal Irish) Dragoon Guards

Killed In Action fighting as dismounted cavalry during the 2nd

Battle of Ypres 13th May 1915.

Son of Thomas and Eliza of 3 Pond Croft Cottages, Lindfield.

Regular cavalryman with 15 years service. South African veteran.

Born in Lindfield and enlisted in Haywards Heath.

Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres.

Belgium MR.29


Reginald Rodolph WALLER          Guardsman 20913                 aged 20

The Coldstream Guards. The Guards Division

Killed in action 27th August 1918.

Son of Mr.& Mrs William Waller of Fountain Cottages, Ardingly Road, Lindfield.

Killed during an attack on the Hindenburgh Line.

Born Haywards Heath. Enlisted Brighton.

Bur. Mory Street Military Cemetery F. 615

 


Thomas WEATHERBY                  Captain                                  aged 20

9th Battalion The Duke Of Wellington’s Regiment

Died of spotted fever at Alexandra Military Hospital, Cosham, Hampshire on 8th May 1915.

Son of  the late Mr.and Mrs Charles Thomas Weatherby of

Barrington House, Lindfield.

Educated at Winchester. Member of Lindfield Cricket Tea

Buried Walstead Cemetery, Lindfield


Joseph Albert WHALL                   Private TF 1665                     aged 19

                                               

1/4th Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment.

53rd Welsh Division

Killed in action at Suvla Bay 26th August 1915.

Son of Mr.& Mrs.Joseph Whall of  Poplars, High Street, Lindfield.

Father was a hairdresser. Born in Lindfield and enlisted in

Haywards Heath.

Pupil of Lindfield School, Employed by Mr. Mellor Brown in the gardens at Beckworth.

Joined the Territorials in 1913.

Bur. Green Hill Cemetery, Suvla Bay, Gallipoli GI.5


George Alfred WILLEY                  Private G.3596                       aged 30

9th Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment.

24th Division

Killed in action at Loos, 25th September 1915.

Son of Alfred and Elizabeth of South Lodge, Paxhill Park,

Lindfield.

Born in Lindfield and enlisted in Haywards Heath.

Commemorated Loos Memorial MR.19


Luther Samuel John WILMSHURST       Private  24547         aged 21

7th Battalion Royal West Surrey Regiment.

18th Division

Taken prisoner and died of tuberculosis in captivity in Germany on the 18th July 1917.

Son of Luther Samuel and Annie Elizabeth Wilmshurst of 1 Fountain Cottages, Ardingly Road, Lindfield.

Born in Buxted. Enlisted in Haywards Heath.

Formerly with The Royal Sussex Regiment (G 9583).

Bur. Berlin South Western Cemetery, Stahnsdorf,

Germany. GY. 4


Wilfrid WINN                                   Private 60515                         aged 30

                                               

The Labour Corps

Badly Gassed and died in hospital from pneumonia 26th May 1918.

Son of Thomas and Marian Winn of Walstead Cottages, Walstead, Lindfield.

Born in Lindfield and enlisted in Haywards Heath.

Formerly 31490 The Royal Fusiliers.

Brought home and buried privately.

Buried Walstead Cemetery


William John WINN                        Corporal 21319                     aged 51

                                               

1st Garrison Battalion The Norfolk Regiment

Died of influenza at home on the 27th May 1919.

Husband of Mrs Alice Winn of 1,South Malling Cottages,

Lewes Road, Lindfield.

Son of Richard and Hetty Winn.

Joined The Royal Sussex Regiment in 1883, serving in India and Egypt. Discharged in 1895. Rejoined the Norfolk Regiment in 1914 and served in India

Discharged in 1917. Bandsman with Haywards Heath Town Band.

Buried in Walstead Cemetery but omitted from the church War Memorials.

Has a Commonwealth War Graves Headstone.

Buried Walstead Cemetery Lindfield, but not included on the war memorial


Ernest WOOD                                  Private G 8449                         aged 28

1st Battalion Royal West Surrey Regiment

33rd Division

Killed in action on the Somme 3rd November 1916.

Born in Danehill. Resident Raynes Park. Husband of Mrs E Wood of Raynes Park, London.

Son of Mr and Mrs Thomas Arthur Wood of  Lindfield.

Killed during the Battle Of Ancre at the close of

The Somme Offensive.

Name added to the memorial inside the church in 1922 but not outside.

Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial MR. 21


Arthur D. YOUNG (M.M.)              Sergeant G.1483                   aged 23

                                               

2nd Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment.

1st (Regular) Division

Killed in action during the attack on Ginchy and Lueze Wood on the 9th September 1916.

Born in Hurstpierpoint and enlisted in Haywards Heath.

Next of kin unknown. Engaged to Florence Grace Rawling of Lindfield, who never married.

Employed by Charlesworth Orchids.

Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial MR.21


 

 

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