Memorial Details.

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Private Joan Barber W/75120
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Auxiliary Territorial Service, was born in East Grinstead District in 1919. She lived in Forest Row. She was killed by enemy bombing on 9th July 1943 on London Road, East Grinstead, age 23 and is buried in Colemans Hatch (Holy Trinity) Churchyard, Grave B56.

She was the daughter of Lewis William and Fanny (Mitchell) Barber.

Listed on the War Memorials in Colemans Hatch, Forest Row and East Grinstead, she also has a bus stop at Colemans Hatch in her memory.

Sapper Albert Bassett, 537927
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350th Engineering and Mining Company, Royal Engineers, was born in Hartfield in 1879. He lived at Orchard Cottage, High Street and enlisted on 19th August 1914 in Hastings. He died from Bronchio Pneumonia on 6th February 1919 at No.12 Stationary Hospital, St. Pol-Sur-Ternoise, France and is buried at St. Pol British Cemetery: Grave II.E.9.

He was the son of William (1854-1919?) and Harriet (1853-1914) Bassett. He was married to Ellen Harriett (Berry) Bassett and had a daughter Joyce Marguerite Bassett. His pre-war occupation was a Labourer. His brother James died on 8th October 1915.

He originally served with 5th Royal Sussex Regiment, 2259, and transferred to the Royal Engineers on 22nd June 1917.

Listed on the War Memorial in Hartfield.

Private James Baldwin Bassett, G/5497
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6th Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment), was born in Hartfield in 1877. He lived at Green Cottages and Ten Acre Wood, Hartfield and enlisted on 14th January 1915 in Brighton. He was killed in action on 8th October 1915 near Loos-en-Gohelle, Pas de Calais, France, age 37 and has no known grave and is listed on the Loos Memorial.

He was the son of William (1854-1919?) and Harriet (1853-1914) Bassett. He was married to Lucy Anne (Neal) Bassett. (Abt 1877 ñ 1947) and had the following children; Ada (1898-1970), May (1899), Lucy (1902-1990), Ivy (1905), Margaret (1909-1913), James W (1912-1913). His pre-war occupation was a Plumber. His brother Albert died on 6th February 1919.

Listed on the War Memorial in Hartfield.

Sir Marmaduke Charles Henry Francis
Joseph Casimir Blennerhassett

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Lieutenant Marmaduke Charles Henry Francis Joseph Casimir Blennerhassett, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, was born in Churchtown, County Kerry, Ireland on 20th November 1902. He lived in Upper Hartfield, London and Scotland. He was killed in action on 25th May 1940 on board HMS Greyhound during evacuation of soldiers from Dunkirk, age 37 and is buried in Dover (St James’s) Cemetery: Grave Row E Joint Grave 3.

He was the son of Sir Arthur Charles Francis Bernard Blennerhassett, 5th Baronet, and of Lady Mary Frances Blennerhassett (nee von Aretin). He was married to Lady Gwenfra Mary Blennerhassett (nee Harington-Morgan) and had a son, Sir Marmaduke Adrian Francis William Blennerhassett, 7th Bt. who was born on the day his father died. His pre-war occupation was an Engineer.

Listed on the War Memorial in Hartfield.

Ernest Stanley Boakes
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Private Ernest Stanley Boakes, 4569036th Company, Machine Gun Corps, was born in Hartfield in 1897. He lived at Rogers Town, Holtye, and enlisted on 10th May 1916 in Chichester. He died on 26th April 1917 at Etaples hospital, Pas de Calais, France of gun shot wounds to head sustained on 9th April 1917, age 19 and is buried at Etaples Military Cemetery : Grave XVIII. A. 5A.

He was the son of John (1851) and Hester (Fermor) (1856) Boakes. His pre-war occupation was an Agricultural Labourer. He was originally in the East Surrey Regiment, 21102.

Listed on the War Memorials in Hartfield and on the Holtye Road.

Ellen Bramwell
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Ellen Bramwell was born about 1869. She was the mother Marjorie Sumner who was the Headmistress of St Mary’s School and lived at School House, Hartfield. She was killed by enemy bombing on 9th July 1943 on Station Road, East Grinstead, age 74 and is buried in St Mary’s Churchyard, Hartfield: Grave E 38. 

She had previously been married to John Sumner, and was married to Harry Bramwell who died with her in the same attack. Her children were John George Sumner (1896-1916), Harold Sumner (1898-1916), Marjorie Helen May Sumner (1907-1966).Both her sons were killed in action on the same day, 30 June 1916. 

Listed on the War Memorial in Hartfield.

Harry Bramwell
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Harry Bramwell was born about 1873 in Aspull, Lancashire. He was the step father of Marjorie Sumner who was the Headmistress of St Mary’s School and lived at School House, Hartfield. He was killed by enemy bombing on 9th July 1943 on Station Road, East Grinstead, age 70 and is buried in St Mary’s Churchyard, Hartfield: Grave E 38.

His father was James Bramwell. He had previously been married to Catherine Cordelia Grime who died in 1921. He was a Civilian Air Raid Warden.

Listed on the War Memorial in Hartfield.

William George Brown

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Private William George Brown, 55569, 198th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry), was born in Hartfield in 1892. He lived at Fincham Farm, Cat Street, Hartfield and in Forest Row and enlisted in Tunbridge Wells. He was killed in action on 26th September 1917 near Ypres, Belgium, age 25 and has no known grave and is listed on the Tyne Cot Memorial.

He was the son of Jane Ann Brown. He was married to Ethel Brown (Heasman). His pre-war occupation was a Builders Clerk.

Listed on the War Memorial in Hartfield.

Private Bertram Burfoot, 18547

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3rd Battalion, Coldstream Guards, was born in Tonbridge in 1897. He lived at Wren’s Warren, Hartfield and enlisted in July 1916 in East Grinstead. He died of wounds in the face, back and right forearm, and subsequent gas gangrene on 14th December 1917 at Le Treport, near Dieppe, France, age 20 and is buried at Mont Huon Military Cemetery, Le Treport, France: Grave VI. D. 11A.

He was the son of Horace (1870) & Kate (Ashby) Burfoot. His brother Wilfred died on 12th February 1943.

Listed on the War Memorials in Colemans Hatch and Hartfield.

Wilfred Arthur Burfoot
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Aircraftman Wilfred Arthur Burfoot, 1221119, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, was born in East Grinstead District in 1907. He lived at Toll Bar Cottage, Cat Street, Hartfield and enlisted on 14th January 1915 in Brighton. He died of natural causes on 12th February 1943 on board the troopship HT Duchess of Richmond, en route to the Far East., age about 36 and was buried at sea. He is listed on the Singapore Memorial : Column 427. 

He was the son of Horace (1870) & Kate (Ashby) Burfoot. His brother Bertram died on 14th December 1917. 

Listed on the War Memorials in Colemans Hatch and Hartfield. 

Charles Raymond Butler
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Rifleman Charles Raymond Butler, 11007743, 9th Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles), was born in Malling District, Kent in 1912. He lived at 2 Sunnyvale Forest, Forest Row. He was killed in action at the Battle of Bois des Monts, Point Saffery on 6th August 1944 near Brouay, Caen, France, age 31 and is buried in Brouay War Cemetery : Grave V. A. 3.

He was the son of Charles Wood Butler and Edith Eleanor (Smith) Butler. He was known as Ray.

Listed on the War Memorials in Colemans Hatch, Hartfield and Forest Row.

Bernard Chipperton
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 Trooper Bernard Chipperton, 14526247, 59 RTR, Royal Armoured Corps, was born in Wandsworth, London in 1924. He lived at Tillingham Lodge, Upper Hartfield. He was killed in a road accident at Stanley, Co. Durham, having been thrown out of a scout car on 6th September 1943 at Stanley, County Durham, age 18 and was cremated at Newcastle-Upon-Tyne (West Road) Crematorium where he is listed on Panel 2. 

He was the son of Frank and Rosa (Isaacs) Chipperton. 

Listed on the War Memorials in Colemans Hatch and Hartfield. There is also a named bench on Cabbagestalk in Upper Hartfield near his house.

P Coates
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It has not been possible to identify this individual. This name is read out in Hartfield Church at Remembrance however he is not listed on a war memorial and no link to the area can be found.

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Albert Stanley Crittenden
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Trooper Bernard Chipperton, 14526247, 59 RTR, Royal Armoured Corps, was born in Wandsworth, London in 1924. He lived at Tillingham Lodge, Upper Hartfield. He was killed in a road accident at Stanley, Co. Durham, having been thrown out of a scout car on 6th September 1943 at Stanley, County Durham, age 18 and was cremated at Newcastle-Upon-Tyne (West Road) Crematorium where he is listed on Panel 2.

He was the son of Frank and Rosa (Isaacs) Chipperton.

Listed on the War Memorials in Colemans Hatch and Hartfield. There is also a named bench on Cabbagestalk in Upper Hartfield near his house.

Edward Divall
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Private Edward Divall, 46126, 7th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers, 63rd Royal Naval Division, was born in Hartfield in 1876. He lived at 11 Road Ridgewood, Uckfield. He was died on 29th April 1917 near Arras, Pas de Calais, France, age 41 and has no known grave and is listed on the Arras Memorial : Bay 3.

He was the son of Thomas and Hannah (Davies) Divall, of Hurstland Cottages, Hartfield.. He was married to Ellen (Mitchell) (1880) Divall, of 37 New Rd., Ridgewood, Uckfield and had a daughter Sophia Grace (1906). His pre-war occupation was a File Presser.

Listed on the War Memorials in Hartfield and Uckfield.

John William Divall
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Private John William Divall, 6347596, 6th Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment), was born in Lewes District in 1918. He possibly lived at ‘Brickyard’, Shepherds Hill, Colmans Hatch. He was died on 20th May 1940 near Doullens, Somme, France, age 21 and is buried at Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension No.1: Plot 7. Row A. Grave 4. 

He was the son of William and Elsie (Searle) Divall. 

Listed on the War Memorials in Colemans Hatch and Forest Row.

Reginald Divall
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Private Reginald Divall, SD/4882, 11th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment, was born in Colemans Hatch in 1891. He lived in Bishopstoke, Hampshire and enlisted on 6th September 1915 in Tonbridge. He was killed in action by a bomb dropped from an enemy aircraft on 6th December 1917 near Ypres, Belgium, age 26 and has is buried in White House Cemetery, St Jean-les-Ypres : Special Memorial 10.

He was the son of Leonard (1849) and Hannah Tasker (Weeding) Divall (1852). He was married to Sarah (Carpenter) Divall. His pre-war occupation was a Gardener. 

Listed on the War Memorials in Colemans Hatch, Hartfield and Bishpstoke.

Frederick Sylvester Edwards
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Private Frederick Sylvester Edwards, G/1302, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment, was born in Hartfield on 8th May 1894. He lived at Little Reeds Farm, Hartfield and enlisted in September 1914 in Tunbridge Wells. He was killed in action on 9th May 1915 near Le Touret, Bethune, France, age 21 and has no known grave and is listed on the Le Touret Memorial : Panel 20 and 21.

He was the son of Sylvester (1859) and Sarah Ann (Weeding) (1865) Edwards. His pre-war occupation was a Gardener.

Listed on the War Memorial in Hartfield.

Edward Cecil Fielder 

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Lance Corporal Edward Cecil Fielder, 242012, 2nd/6th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment, was born in Paxtol, Kent in 1897. He lived at 8 Bolebroke Cottages, Perry Hill, Hartfield and enlisted in Hastings. He was killed in action on 19th July 1916 near Pheasant Wood, Fromelles, Pas de Calais, France, age 19 and has no known grave and is listed on the Loos Memorial ; Panel 22 to 25.

He was the son of William (1868) and Ann (1871) Fielder. He was known as Cecil. His brother Frederick Stephen Fielder died on 27th June 1916. 

Listed on the War Memorials in Hartfield and Paxtol.

Frederick Stephen Fielder

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Lance Corporal Frederick Stephen Fielder, 20999, 2nd Battalion, Border Regiment, was born in Paxtol, Kent in 1892.. He lived at 8 Bolebroke Cottages, Perry Hill, Hartfield and enlisted on 1st September 1914 in Battersea. He was killed in action on 27th June 1916 near Bapaume, France, age 24 and has no known grave and is listed on the Thiepval Memorial : Pier and Face 6 A and 7 C. 

He was the son of William (1868) and Ann (1871) Fielder. His pre-war occupation was a porter for Elders & Fyffes, a shipping firm in London. His brother Edward Cecil Fielder died on 19th July 1916. 

Listed on the War Memorials in Hartfield and Paxtol.

George Kenneth
Thompson Fisher

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Captain George Kenneth Thompson Fisher, 1st/4th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment, was born in Barrow, Lancashire on 4th August 1879. He lived at 23 Launceston Place, London. He was killed in action while on patrol duty on the night of September 2nd/3rd when a sniper took a shot at him then threw a grenade. He was carried to the first line trench but only lived an hour. He died on 3rd September 1917 near Gaza, (Palestine), Israel, age 38 and is buried in the Gaza War Cemetery: Grave XXIV. A. 12.

He was the son of Bishop George Carnac Fisher and Mary Penelope Gwendoline Fisher. He was married to Janet Katherine Mary (Anson) Fisher and had the following children; Anthony GA 1915, Basil M 1916. His pre-war occupation was at the Labour Exchange at the Board of Trade (London & South Eastern Division) from 1912. 

Listed on the War Memorials in Colemans Hatch, Hartfield, Forest Row, Fleggburgh and The Minisrty of Labour.

Frederick Samuel Fry

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Company Sergeant Major Frederick Samuel Fry, L/5733, "B" Company. 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment, was born at Brookshill Farm House, Hartfield in September 1880. He lived at Chartners Farm, Hartfield (1889-1893) and enlisted on 13th September 1898 at Tunbridge Wells in the 3rd Royal Sussex Regiment, age 18. He was killed in action on 25th September 1915 near Lens, France, age 35 and has no known grave and is listed on the Loos Memorial : Panel 69 to 73. 

He was the son of Albert Edward (1857-1890) and Harriet Annie (Grove) (1853-1893) Fry. He was married to Alice Maud Fry (Witkowski) and had the following children; George, Albert Percy 1911-1989, John S 1912-1929. His pre-war occupation was a Professional Soldier in the Royal Sussex Regiment. Prior1898 he was a Labourer. 

Listed on the War Memorial in Hartfield..

Douglas Aubrey Godfrey

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Warrant Officer Class II (C.S.M.) Douglas Aubrey Godfrey, 6285717, 2nd Airborne Battalion ‘C’ Company, South Staffordshire Regiment, was born in East Grinstead District in 1917. He lived in Cosheston, Pembrokeshire. He received a stomach wound during the withdrawal across the Rhine, he was taken prisoner on the following day but died of his wounds on the 28th September 1944 at Apeldoorn, The Netherlands, age 27 and is buried in Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery, Grave: 24. A. 4. 

He was the son of Charles Edwin and Dorothy A (Mitchell) Godfrey. He was married to Violet Mary (Williams) Godfrey. He was known as ‘Dan’. 

Listed on the War Memorial in Colemans Hatch.

Ernest Harding
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Private Ernest Harding, 315387, 16th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment, was born in Danehill or Maresfield in 1877. He lived at 1 Marsh Green Cottages, Hartfield and enlisted in Colemans Hatch. He was killed in action on 6th November 1917 near Beersheeba, Israel, age 42 and has is buried in Beersheba War Cemetery: Grave M 18.

He was married to Ellen Susanna (Brand) Harding (1882 – 1967) and had the following children; John Ernest (April 1903), Edith Nellie (March 1904) and Gladys Evelyn (14th December 1913 to 27th December 1913). His pre-war occupation was a Gardener. 

Listed on the War Memorials in Colemans Hatch and Hartfield. There is also a memorial plaque in St John’s Church, Felbridge.

George James Heasman

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 Private George James Heasman, 228699, 1st Battalion London Regiment / Attached to 2nd Battalion Royal Fusiliers, London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers), was born in Hartfield in 1882. He lived at Neaves Farm, Hartfield but previously lived at Pump House, High Steet, Hartfield and enlisted in Hastings. He was killed in action on 9th October 1917 near Ypres, Belgium, age 35 and has no known grave and is listed on the Tyne Cot Memorial: Panel 148 to 150.

He was the son of George (1850) and Emily (Gadd) Heasman. He was engaged to Miss CM Thrift. His pre-war occupation was a Farm Labourer.

Listed on the War Memorial in Hartfield.

Frederick William Hill
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Gunner Frederick William Hill, 124708, 1st Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery, was born in Hartfield in 1886. He lived in Tunbridge Wells but previously lived at Brick Kiln Farm, Ashdown Park, Hartfield and enlisted in Worthing. He was killed in action on 31st July 1917 near Ypres, Belgium, age 31 and has no known grave and is listed on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial : Panel 9

He was the son of George and Emma Hill. His pre-war occupation was a Gardener. He was known as William.

Listed on the War Memorials in Colemans Hatch and Hartfield. 

Thomas E Honeysett
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 Private Thomas E Honeysett, G/1306, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment, was born in Hartfield in about 1895. He lived at Yew Tree Cottage, Hartfield (Colemans Hatch) and enlisted in September 1914 in Tunbridge Wells. He was killed in action during attack on Hill 60 on 9th May 1915 near Aubers Ridge near Bethune, Pas de Calais, France, age 20 and has no known grave and is listed on the Le Touret Memorial: Panel 20 and 21.

He was the son of Mr and Mrs Honeysett.

Listed on the War Memorials in Colemans Hatch and Hartfield.

Thomas Humphrey
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 Private Thomas Humphrey, 33438, 1st/8th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment, was possibly born at Thornhill Farm, Colemans Hatch in 1882. He lived at Thornhill Farm, Colemans Hatch and in Tunbridge Wells and he enlisted in Horsham. He was died on 9th October 1918 near Busigny, France, age about 36 and is buried in Busigny Communal Cemetery Extension: Grave V. A. 2.

He was the son of George Young Humphrey (1847-1912) and Dorcas (Wheatley) (1851-1930). He was married to Ann Caroline (Hudson). His pre-war occupation was a Farm Labourer. He previously served as 202826 in the Buffs (East Kent Regiment).

Listed on the War Memorials in Colemans Hatch and Hartfield.

Frank Hyder
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Private Frank Hyder, SD/2934, 13th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment, was born in Tonbridge in 1889. He lived at The Rough, Colemans Hatch. He was killed in action on 16th April 1916 near Festubert, Pas de Calais, France, age 26 and is buried in the Post Office Rifles Cemetery, Festubert: Grave I. A. 9.

He was the son of Mary Ann (Card) (1857) and Thomas Pollington (1839) Hyder. He was married to Mary Ellen (Divall) (1884) Hyder and had four children, the eldest being Elsie Ellen (1911). He formerly worked for Messrs H&E Waters of Forest Row. He also worked as a ‘Stone Digger for Road Making’.

Listed on the War Memorials in Colemans Hatch and Hartfield. 

Frederick Jarvis   
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Bombardier Frederick Jarvis, 6397906, 5 Field Regiment, Royal Artillery, was born in Guildford in 1914. He died during the fall of Singapore on 13th February 1942 in Singapore, age 28 and has no known grave and is listed on the Singapore Memorial: Column 8. Kranji War Cemetery.

He was the son of Frederick Robert and Alice (Lee) Jarvis; step-son of Nora Lilian Jarvis.

Listed on the War Memorials in Colemans Hatch and Hartfield.

Arthur Kennard
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 Private Arthur Kennard, 8557, 2nd Battalion, Hampshire Regiment, was born in Hartfield on 21st July 1891. He lived at Church Street, Hartfield and later Cairo Cottage, Southwater, Horsham. He enlisted in the 1st Hampshire Regiment on 1st January 1910 in Portsmouth. He was killed in action during a charge on 6th August 1915 at Krithia, Turkey, age 24 and has no known grave and is listed on the Helles Memorial: Panel 125-134 or 223-226 228-229 & 328.

He was the son of Edmund Arthur Kennard (1861-1891) and Annie Maria (Greenfield) Kennard (1860-1931). His pre-war occupation was a Professional Soldier.

Listed on the War Memorial in Hartfield.

John Bartram Kiddell
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 Lieutenant John Bartram Kiddell, HMS Kestrel 825 Naval Air Squadron, Royal Navy, Fleet Air Arm, was born in India on 28th May 1919. He lived at Alderton, High Street, Hartfield. He was shot while ‘trying to escape’ as a Prisoner of War on 1st July 1943 at Stalag Luft III, Sagan, Germany, age 24 and is buried in Poznan Old Garrison Cemetery, Poland : Grave 3. C. 12. He was in the camp hospital at the time suffering from a mental breakdown, and it is commonly acknowledged that he was not trying to escape.

He was the son of Harry Morbhanj Bartram Kiddell (1891) and Blanche Mary Vialou (Clark) Kiddell. His pre-war occupation was a Royal Naval Officer (Pilot).

Listed on the War Memorial in Hartfield.

William Killick
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Private William Killick, G/15455, 12th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment, was born at Furnace Farm, Hartfield in 1888. He lived at Furnace Farm, Hartfield and enlisted in Maidstone. He was killed in action during the Battle of the Ancre Heights, Battle of the Somme.on 17th October 1916 at Schwaben redoubt near Thiepval, Somme, France, age 28 and is buried in Mill Road Cemetery, Thiepval: Grave XIX. D. 7.

He was the son of Amos (1855 – 1925) and Mary Mancell (Hemsley) (1869 – 1924) Killick. His pre-war occupation was as a Gardener at East Sutton Place, Maidstone.

Listed on the War Memorials in Colemans Hatch and Hartfield. 

Cyril Henry Leney
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 Private Cyril Henry Leney, 91839, 15th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry, was born in West Hoathly in November 1898. He lived at Hartfield Grove and Shrewton, Wiltshite and enlisted in October 1916 in Devizes, Wiltshire. He was killed in action on 27th May 1918 near Hermonville, Marne, France, age 19 and is buried in Hermonville Military Cemetery, Marne, France: Special Memorial 5. His exact grave has been lost.

He was the son of George (1873) and Elizabeth (1874) Leney His pre-war occupation was a Baker’s Motorman. He originally served as M/318138 in the Motor Transport in the Army Service Corps. He then transferred to the 53rd Royal Fusiliers with the new service number 62527.

Listed on the War Memorials in Colemans Hatch and Hartfield.

Edward James Luxford
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Gunner Edward James Luxford, 277542, 119th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery, was born in Forest Row in 1874. He lived at Little Parrock Farm, Colemans Hatch, and enlisted on 11th November 1914 in Horsham. He was killed in action on 8th May 1918 near Poperinghe, Ypres, Belgium, age 43 and is buried in Gwalia Cemetery : Grave II. F. 17.

He was the son of Job and Jane Luxford. He was married to Elizabeth (Smith) (1874) Luxford and had the following children; Elizabeth Jane (1908), Margaret (1909). His pre-war occupation was a House Painter. He first enlisted in The Royal Artillery (No. 9816) in 1895 and served in the UK, India, Aden and Gibraltar. He discharged in 1907 and re-enlisted on 11th November 1914 in the Royal Garrison Artillery (No. 277542).

Listed on the War Memorials in Colemans Hatch, Hartfield and Forest Row.

Thomas Alexander Mann
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Second Lieutenant Thomas Alexander Mann, 88476, 144 (The Surrey and Sussex Yeomanry) Field Regiment, Royal Artillery, was born in East Grinstead District in 1919. He lived at Bolebroke Castle, Hartfield. He died from a ruptured appendix in hospital on 7th January 1941 in Khartoum, Sudan, age 21 and is buried in Khartoum War Cemetery: Grave 9. B. 7.

He was the son of Percival Ramsay Mann (1882 – 1942) and Norah Helen Milne Mann.

Listed on the War Memorial in Hartfield. There is also a memorial plaque on north wall of St Mary’s Church Hartfield in his memory.

George Maskell
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 Private George Maskell, G/5679, 9th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment, was born in Heathfield in 1882. He lived at Butcherfield Cottages, Hartfield and enlisted in Tunbridge Wells. He was killed in action on 25th September 1915 in the Battle of Loos, Pas de Calais, France, age about 33 and has no known grave and is listed on the Loos Memorial: Panel 71.

He was the son of Henry (1856) and Naomi (Braban) (1865) Maskell. His pre-war occupation was a Grinder at Mill. His brother Mark died on 10th November 1917.

Listed on the War Memorial in Hartfield.

Harry Walter Maskell
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 Private Harry Walter Maskell, G/607, 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment), was born in Ticehurst in 1896. He lived at Bolebroke Cottages, Hartfield. He was killed in action on 1st August 1916 near Thiepval, Somme, France age 19 and has no known grave and is listed on the Thiepval Memorial: Pier and Face 7 C.

He was the son of William (1863) and Alice (1865) Maskell. His pre-war occupation was a Baker.

Listed on the War Memorial in Hartfield.

Mark Maskell
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Private Mark Maskell, 25357, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment, was born at Great Trodgers, Mayfield 1888. He lived at Butcherfield Cottages, Hartfield and enlisted in Dover. He was killed in action on 10th November 1916 near Thiepval, Somme, France. , age 29 and has no known grave and is listed on the Thiepval Memorial : Pier and Face 11 A and 11 D.

He was the son of Henry (1856) and Naomi (Braban) (1865) Maskell. His pre-war occupation was a Farm Labourer. His brother George died on 25th September 1915.

Listed on the War Memorial in Hartfield.

Ernest William May
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Lance Corporal Ernest William May, G/3753, 9th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment, was born in Catsfield, Sussex in 1889. He lived at The Farm, Old Lodge, Nutley and enlisted in Eastbourne. He was killed in action during the first Battle of Delville Wood during the Battle of the Somme.on 18th August 1916 near Thiepval, Somme, France, age 26 and has no known grave and is listed on the Thiepval Memorial: Pier and Face 7 C.

He was the son of Harry (Henry) (1855) and Maria Markis (1856) May His pre-war occupation was a Gardener.

Listed on the War Memorials in Colemans Hatch and Hartfield.

John Arthur Medhurst
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Sapper John Arthur Medhurst, 146264, 91st Field Company, Royal Engineers, was born in Hartfield about 1892. He lived at Vine House, Hartfield and enlisted in East Grinstead. He died of a shell wound – head compound fracture, sustained in the First Battle of the Scarpe during the Arras Offensive 9th April 1917 at 8th Casualty Clearing Station, Duisans, Pas-de-Calais, France, age 25 and is buried in Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun, Pas-de-Calais, France: Grave I. L. 1.

He was the son of Arthur Bromley (1861-1917) and Fannie (Morley) (1862-1948) Medhurst. His pre-war occupation was with H&E Waters of Forest Row, then with Hobbs builders of Tunbridge Wells. Arthur was a builder and Land Agent to Earl de la Warr. 1911 Census lists him as a Carpenter.

Listed on the War Memorial in Hartfield.

Benjamin Charles S Mellor
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 Private Benjamin Charles S Mellor, 8078, 2nd Battalion, Hampshire Regiment, was born in Hartfield in 1892. He lived in Ringwood, Hampshire.and enlisted on 14th January 1915 in Worcester. He was killed in action on 3rd May 1915 near Fir Tree Wood, Gallipoli, Turkey, age 25 and has no known grave and is listed on the Helles Memorial: Panel 125-134 or 223-226 228-229 & 328.

He was the son of Mary (1860-1906) and Lewis (1856-1894) Mellor. His pre-war occupation was as a Regular Soldier.

Listed on the War Memorial in Hartfield. 

William Woodfall Melville
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 Lieutenant William Woodfall Melville, "C" Company 6th Battalion, attached to the 2nd Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps, was born at Hartfield Grove, Hartfield on 2nd April 1877. He lived at Hartfield Grove and volunteered at the outbreak of the war, and was given a commission, as Lieutenant, in the 60th Rifles on the 1st November, 1914.. He was killed in action on 9th May 1915 at Richebourg, St. Vaast, Flanders, whilst leading his men in the attack near Festubert during the Battle of Aubers Ridge, age 38 and has no known grave and is listed on the Le Touret Memorial: Panel 32 and 33.

He was the son of Robert and Agnes Melville He was married to Violet S. (Jelf) Melville His pre-war occupation was as one of the Principal Clerks in the Chancery Registrar's Office, Royal Courts of Justice. He had served in the South African War with the C.I.V. Mounted Infantry, receiving the Queen's medal with six clasps, and being given the freedom of the City of London on his return.

Listed on the War Memorial in Hartfield and on the Memorial Cross, Portsmouth Cathedral. 

Sidney John Richard Miles
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 Private Sidney John Richard Miles, 6398544, 1st Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment, was born in East Grinstead District in 1912. He possibly lived at Scraggs Farm, Hartfield. He died on 19th October 1941 near Tel-el-Kebir, Egypt, age 29 and is buried in Tel-el-Kebir War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt: 3. H. 3.

He was the son of Sydney John and Louisa Elizabeth (Terry) Miles. He was known as Jack.

Listed on the War Memorials in Hartfield and Withyham.

Frederick J Neale
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 Private Frederick J Neale, 6401337, 5th Cinque Ports Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment, was born in Farringdon in 1920. He lived at Little Shepherd’s Cottage, Colemans Hatch. He was died on 9th September 1940 near Exeter, age 20 and is buried in Colemans Hatch (Holy Trinity) Churchyard: Grave : B 42.

He was the son of Frederick Alfred and Flora Rose (Cooper) Neale.

Listed on the War Memorials in Colemans Hatch and Hartfield.

John Ramsay Paton
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Captain and Adjutant John Ramsay Paton, IA/1054, 13th Frontier Force Rifles, Indian Army, was born in Farnham District in 1919. He lived at Pond Close, Upper Hartfield. He died of wounds on 19th December 1941 near Taiping, Malaysia, age 22 and is buried in Taiping War Cemetery, Malaysia: 1. B. 12.

He was the son of Lieutenant Colonel Ramsey Slade Stirling Paton (1884) and Mrs Marianne Janet (Bowring) (1884) Paton.

Listed on the War Memorial in Hartfield. 

Charles William Peel
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Second Lieutenant Charles William Peel, 3rd Battalion, Royal Dublin Fusiliers, was born in about 1889. He lived at White House, Hartfield. He was killed in action on 24th April 1915 near Ypres, Belgium, age 26 and has no known grave and is listed on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial: Panel 44 and 46.

He was the son of William Felton Peel (1839 -1907) and Sarah Edith (Willoughby) Peel. His pre-war occupation was possibly in the family cotton firm, Peel & Co. He originally enlisted in the Prince of Wales Civil Service Rifles.

Listed on the War Memorial in Hartfield. 

Frederick William Polehampton
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Second Lieutenant Frederick William Polehampton, 8 Squadron, Royal Flying Corps, was born in Hartfield on 14th June 1873. He lived at The Rectory, Hartfield. He was killed in action whilst flying on 26th April 1915 near St Omer, France, while flying a BE2c, (registration 1758), age 41 and is buried in Longuenesse (St Omer) Souvenir Cemetery: Grave I. A. 89.

He was the son of Reverend Edward Thomas William and Mrs. Helena Cecilia (Reily) Polehampton. He was married to Kate Eunice (Davie) Polehampton, (1878-1963). He had various pre-war occupations including a motor car dealership until 1912. He was previously in the 14th Cavalry Reserve, 15th Hussars and was granted Aviators' Certificate #914 at Grahame-White Biplane, Grahame-White School, Hendon, on September 27th 1914 by The Royal Aero Club of the United Kingdom.

Listed on the War Memorials in Hartfield and Walton near Wellesbourne, Stratford upon Avon. 

Thomas Queen
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 Signalman Thomas Queen, 809485, Royal Corps of Signals, was born in Glasgow in about 1910. He died on 29th April 1942 in Singapore, age 31 and is buried in Kranji War Cemetery: Grave 7. C. 14.

He was the son of James and Helen (Healey) Queen. He was married to Elizabeth ‘Betty’ (Powell) Queen (1914-2004 ) and had the following children; Michael J (1936-), Elizabeth Anne (1937-1968), Geoffrey Thomas (1941-1994).

Listed on the War Memorial in Hartfield.

Ewbert John Shelley
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 Sapper Ewbert John Shelley, 2209, 1st/3rd Kent Field Company, Royal Engineers, was born in Frant in 1895. He lived at Holly Croft, Hartfield, and enlisted in May 1915 in Gillingham. He drowned on board M.S. Hythe after a collision with the Sarnia. on 28th October 1915 near Mudros Bay, Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey, age 20 and has no known grave and is listed on the Helles Memorial: Panel 23 to 25 or 325 to 328.

He was the son of William (1866) and Alice (1864) Shelley. He was known as Jack.

Listed on the War Memorials in Hartfield and St Matthew’s Church, High Brooms.

Robert Mckie Stapley
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 Sergeant (Air Gunner) Robert Mckie Stapley, 1807327, 28 Operational Training Unit, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, was born in Durham in 1920. He lived at Landhurst, Hartfield, and at 9 Castlelands Cottages also known as Castle Farm Cottages. He was on board Wellington Z1107 which crashed on a training flight. The starboard engine burst into flames and while they tried to extinguish the flames, the aircraft stalled and crashed.on 2nd August 1943 near Breedon-on-the-Hill, Lancashire, age 22 and is buried in St Mary’s Hartfield Churchyard: Grave D.73.

He was the son of Frank and Charlotte (Henderson) Stapley. He had previously served in the army and was evacuated from Dunkirk. He re-mustered as aircrew.

Listed on the War Memorial in Hartfield.

Charles Edward Stevens
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 Private Charles Edward Stevens, G/19177, 7th Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment), was born in Barming, East Farleigh, Kent in 1888. He lived at White House Farm, Colemans Hatch and 38 Granville Road, Tunbridge Wells, and enlisted in January 1916. He was killed in action on 21st March 1918 near Chauny, France, age 29 and is buried in Chauny Communal Cemetery British Extension: Grave 1. J. 12.

He was the son of F. Edward and Rosaline Stevens. He was married to Alice (Wheatley) (1889) Stevens and had the following children; Alice Cecelia (1908), Emily Rose (1910), Caroline A (1914). His pre-war occupation was as an employee of Rickwood & Co Vale House for 15 years. The 1911 census lists his as a Bill Poster.

Listed on the War Memorial in Hartfield.

George William Stevenson
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 Private George William Stevenson, 5546, 2nd/6th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment, was born in Hartfield in 1893. He lived at Colemans Hatch and enlisted in Horsham. It is possible he may have lived at Furnace Farm, Newbridge, Colemans Hatch. He was killed in action on 5th July 1916 near Laventie, Pas de Calais, France age 23 and has is buried in Rue-du-Bacquerot No1 Military Cemetery, Laventie: Grave II. J. 10.

He was the son of John (1870) and Elizabeth Stevenson (1868). He initially served as 2857 in the Royal Sussex Regiment. His brother John died on 27th October 1916.

Listed on the War Memorials in Colemans Hatch and Hartfield.

John Stevenson
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 Private John Stevenson, 17604, 23rd Company, Machine Gun Corps, was born in Hartfield in 1892. It is possible he may have lived at Furnace Farm, Newbridge, Colemans Hatch. He was killed in action on 27th October 1916 near Meaulte, Somme, France age 24 and is buried in Grove Town Cemetery, Meaulte: Grave II. B. 16.

He was the son of John (1870) and Elizabeth Stevenson (1868). His pre-war occupation was as a Regular Soldier serving in the 1st West Yorkshire Regiment. His brother George died on 5th July 1916.

Listed on the War Memorial in Hartfield.

Frederick G Story
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 Private Frederick G Story.

 It has not been possible to identify this individual.

 Listed on the War Memorial in Hartfield. 

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(Viscount) David Andrew Noel Stuart
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Lieutenant (Viscount) David Andrew Noel Stuart, 232729, 11th Hussars 5th Troop 'A' Squadron (Troop Leader), Royal Armoured Corps, was born in Rowfant (Registered in Marylebone) on 7th October 1921. He lived at Old Lodge, Nutley. He was killed in action during a German air attack on the Squadron which lasted 25 minutes in the Trigh Capuzzo area on 10th November 1942 in Libya, age 21. He has no known grave and is listed on the Alamein Memorial, Egypt: Column 19.

He was the son of Arthur Stuart, M.C., 7th Earl Castle Stewart, and Eleanor May (Guggenheim), the Countess of Castle Stewart. His brother Robert died on 17th September 1944.

Listed on the War Memorials in Colemans Hatch and Nutley. 

(Viscount) Robert John Ochiltrie Stuart
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 Lieutenant (Viscount) Robert John Ochiltrie Stuart, 311623, 9th Queen's Royal Lancers, ‘B’ Squadron, Royal Armoured Corps, was born in East Grinstead District on 12th December 1923. He lived at Old Lodge, Nutley. He died of wounds on 17th September 1944 in Italy, age 20 and is buried in Ancana War Cemetery near Loreto, Italy: Grave IV. C. 7.

He was the son of Arthur Stuart, M.C., 7th Earl Castle Stewart, and Eleanor May (Guggenheim), the Countess of Castle Stewart. His brother David died on 10th November 1942.

Listed on the War Memorials in Colemans Hatch and Nutley.

Alfred William Sumner
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 Private Alfred William Sumner, SD/3024, 13th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment, was born near Tunbridge in 1877. He lived at 2 New Red House, Cat Street, Hartfield and enlisted in Eastbourne. He was killed in action on 21st October 1916 near Serre, Somme, France, age 39 and is buried in Serre Road Cemetery No.2, France: Grave XI. C. 13.

He was the son of Albert and Katharine (Card) Sumner. He was married to Emma Jane Sumner (later Crittenden), (Abt 1877 – 1947) and had the following children; Edith 1900, Florence 1902. His pre-war occupation was a Gardener, possibly for Mr McAndrew.

Listed on the War Memorials in Colemans Hatch and Hartfield.

William Ernest Sykes
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 Lieutenant Colonel William Ernest Sykes, 9th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment, was born on 21st December 1872. He lived at Stone House, Forest Row and enlisted on 14th January 1915 in Brighton. He was died from a gunshot on 8th January 1915 at Bhurtpore Barracks, Tidworth., age 41 and is buried in Colemans Hatch (Holy Trinity) Churchyard; Grave A. 3 A.

He was the son of Major General H. P. Sykes (Bombay Lancers), and Mrs. M. A. Sykes. He was married to Olive Beryl (Bellairs) Sykes and has a son called Hugh B Sykes (1915). He was a pre-war Regular Soldier initially commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant into The York and Lancaster Regiment. He was Promoted as a Lieutenant in to the Lancashire Fusiliers on the 10th August 1900. He was attached to the 5th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment on the outbreak of the First World War as a Major and was given temporary rank of Lieutenant Colonel on appointment to command the 9th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment from 1914 to January 1915.

Listed on the War Memorial in Forest Row.  

Edward Graham de Twenebroke ‘Twan’ Symons
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 Flying Officer (Wireless Operator / Air Gunner) Edward Graham de Twenebroke Symons, 84907, 455 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, was born in Winnipeg, Canada on 21st March 1911. He lived at Kilnwood, Cotchford Lane, Hartfield. He was killed in action on 12th February 1942 over the English Channel / North Sea near the Dutch coast during Operation Fuller, to attack the German battle cruisers Scharnhorst and Gneisenau and light cruiser Prinz Eugen., usually known as the Channel Dash, age 30 and has no known grave and is listed on the Runnymede Memorial: Panel 67.

He was the son of Ralph T. and Ethel Symons. He was married to Hilda ‘Binky’ (Bell) Symons. His pre-war occupation was as a Schoolmaster. He was known as ‘Twan’.

Listed on the War Memorial in Hartfield.

William E Tester
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 Private William E Tester, G/4534, 12th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment, was born in Forest Row. He enlisted in East Grinstead. He was killed in action during the Battle of the Menin Road, Third Battle of Ypres on 24th September 1917 near Ypres, Belgium, and has no known grave and is listed on the Tyne Cot Memorial: Panel 86 to 88.

He was possibly the son of Henry and Emily Tester.

Listed on the War Memorials in Colemans Hatch and Hartfield.

Frederick Charles Tibbles
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 Private Frederick Charles Tibbles, L/7165, 1st Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment), was born in Yalding in 1883. He lived in Hartfield and enlisted in Canterbury. He was killed in action on 23rd October 1914 near Ypres, Belgium, age about 31 and has no known grave and is listed on the Ploegsteert Memorial: Panel 2.

He was the son of Martha Tibbles (1844). He was possibly married to Louise E (Gainsford) Tibbles. His pre-war occupation was as an ex-Regular Soldier.

Listed on the War Memorial in Hartfield.

Arthur William Titcomb
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 Private Arthur William Titcomb, 40983, Depot, Royal Fusiliers (37th)was born in South Marston, Nr Swindon, Wiltshire in 1877. He lived at Bolebroke Coach House, Hartfield and enlisted in June 1916. He died from the effects of shell shock on 29th January 1917 at Lewisham Hospital, London, age 40 and is buried in St Mary’s Hartfield Churchyard: Grave H 23.

He was the son of Ralph and Alice Titcomb. He was married to Jane Eliza (Kemm) Titcomb and had the following children; Ernest Arthur Robert 1911-1945, William J 1912, Sydney R 1913, Cecil J 1916, Margaret 1919. His pre-war occupation was a Coachman.

Listed on the War Memorial in Hartfield.

Ernest Stanley Vaughan
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 Driver Ernest Stanley Vaughan, 1991, 1st/3rd Kent Field Company, Royal Engineers, was born in Hartfield in 1897. He lived at Robins Lane, Hartfield and enlisted in April 1915 in Gillingham. He drowned on board M.S. Hythe after a collision with the Sarnia. on 28th October 1915 near Mudros Bay, Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey, age 19 and has no known grave and is listed on the Helles Memorial: Panel 326.

He was the son of Walter Thomas (1868) and Ada (1868) Vaughan. His pre-war occupation was a Shop Boy Errand.

Listed on the War Memorials in Hartfield and St Matthew’s Church, High Brooms.

Henry James Veness
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 Henry James Veness, a civilian farmer, was born in Hollington, Sussex in 1895. He lived at Old Possingford Farm, Hartfield. He was killed by enemy bombing on 9th July 1943 near Rice Brothers, London Road, East Grinstead, age 48 when a Luftwaffe Dornier 217 dropped its bombs on the centre of East Grinstead. A 50k bomb landed on Rice Brothers in London Road. He is buried in St Mary’s Churchyard, Hartfield: Lower Churchyard D64.

He was the son of Jesse (1855) and Mary Jane (1857) Veness. He was married to Elsie May (Geliffe) Veness and had the following children; Peter Robert, George, Frank and Arthur. His occupation was a Farmer. He was known as Harry.

Listed on the War Memorial in Hartfield.

George W Weeding
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 Trooper George W Weeding, 1548, No.2 Company, Household Battalion, was born at New Lodge Farm, Hartfield in 1885. He lived at Culvers Cottage, Hartfield. He was killed in action on 3rd May 1917 near Roeux, France, age 32 and is buried in Roeux British Cemetery Special Memorial H. 7.

He was the son of George (1857-1919) and Sarah Ann (Langridge) (1856-1921) Weeding. He was married to Alice (Wheatley) Weeding (1888–1974) and had the following children; Geoffrey Joseph (1913-1978), Peter George (1914). His pre-war occupation was a gardener employed by Mr J T Brown for 6 years. Also a Farm Labourer. His brother John (1897) died on 20th August 1917. His wife Alice, was the sister of Harry Wheatley (1895) who died on 26th March 1918.

Listed on the War Memorials in Colemans Hatch and Hartfield.

John Weeding
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 Private John Weeding, G/13259, "D" Company, 7th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment), was born in East Grinstead District in 1897. He lived at Edgemount, Colemans Hatch and enlisted in East Grinstead. He died from appendicitis on 20th August 1917 near Ypres, Belgium, age 20 and is buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium: Grave XVII. K. 4A.

He was the son of George (1858) and Sarah Ann (Langridge) (1856) Weeding. His pre-war occupation was in the employ of Mr McAndrew JP. His brother James died on 3rd May 1917.

Listed on the War Memorials in Colemans Hatch and Hartfield.

David Weekes
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 Private David Weekes, G/60598, 9th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers, was born in Frant in about 1880. He lived at No 1 Oak Cottage, Chuck Hatch and enlisted in East Grinstead. He was killed in action on 9th April 1917 near Arras, Pas de Calais, France, age about 37 and is buried in Ste. Catherine British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France: Grave G 2.

He was married to Naomi (Divall) (1886) Weekes. His pre-war occupation in the employ of Mr Benson of Buckhurst Park as a Gardener. He was formerly No 23392, 6th Battalion Middlesex

Listed on the War Memorials in Hartfield and Withyham.

A West
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 Lance Corporal A West.

 It has not been possible to identify this individual.

 Listed on the War Memorial in Hartfield.

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Charlie Wheatley
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 Ordinary Seaman Charlie Wheatley, SS/9214, HMS Shakespeare, Royal Navy, was born in Chuck Hatch on 20th July 1900. He lived at Spring Cottage, Colemans Hatch and Brickyard Cottage, Colemans Hatch and he enlisted on 19th July 1918. He was died on 8th February 1921 in Portsmouth District, age 20 when he drowned accidentally and is buried in Colemans Hatch (Holy Trinity) Churchyard: Grave B. 21 A.

He was the son of Jesse (1874) and Ada (Divall) (1874) Wheatley.

Listed on the War Memorial in Hartfield. He is also listed on the Memorial in the Vicarage Rooms, Colemans Hatch, for those who returned home safely.

Doctor Wheatley
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 Private Doctor Wheatley, S/260, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment, was born in Hartfield on 20th January 1888. He lived in Colemans Hatch, Legers Row, Hartfield and Brighton and he enlisted in Brighton. He was killed in action at the Battle of Artois- Richebourg L’Avoue on 9th May 1915 near Bethune, Pas de Calais, France, age 26 and has no known grave and is listed on the Le Touret Memorial: Panel 20 and 21.

He was the son of Isaac (1850) and Rosanna (Coates) (1853) Wheatley His pre-war occupation was a General Labourer (Reservist in the 3rd Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment, Special Reserve). He transferred to the 2nd Battalion in August 1914 and was posted to France on 20th September 1914. He was wounded by a shell on 10th December 1914 and was hospitalized at Rouen.

Listed on the War Memorial in Hartfield.

George Wheatley
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 Lance Corporal George Wheatley G/8, 6th Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment), was born in Hartfield in 1888. He lived in Hartfield and enlisted in Maidstone. He was killed in action on 3rd May 1917 near Arras, France, age 32 and has no known grave and is listed on the Arras Memorial: Bay 7.

He was the son of George (1856) and Ellen (Everest) (1866) Wheatley. His pre-war occupation was in the employ of Nelson Miles, as a farm labourer possibly at Stairs Farm, Hartfield. His brother William James Wheatley died on 7th April 1915.

Listed on the War Memorial in Hartfield.

Harry Wheatley
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 Private Harry Wheatley, 11406, "D" Squadron, 5th (Royal Irish) Lancers, was born in Colemans Hatch in 1895. He lived at Hillside Farm, Colemans Hatch. He was killed in action on 26th March 1918 near Poziers, Ovillers-la-Boisselle, Somme, France, age 23 and has no known grave and is listed on the Pozieres Memorial: Panel 3

He was the son of Joseph (1860–1928) and Ellen Eliza (Welfare) Wheatley (1861–1938). His pre-war occupation was a Farm Labourer. His sister Alice was married to George Weeding (1885) who died in 3rd May 1917.

Listed on the War Memorials in Colemans Hatch and Hartfield.

William James Wheatley
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 Lance Corporal William James Wheatley, L/6687, 1st Battalion, East Surrey Regiment, was born in Hartfield in 1893. He died of wounds to the head on 7th April 1915 while in hospital at Boulogne, Pas de Calais, France, age 23 and is buried in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery: Grave III. D. 80.

He was the son of George and Ellen (Everest) Wheatley. His brother George Wheatley died on 3rd May 1917.

Listed on the War Memorial in Hartfield.

Thomas Henry Woodhams
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Sergeant Thomas Henry Woodhams, G/1307, 9th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment, was born in Hartfield in 1893. He lived at New Cottages, Cotchford Farm, Hartfield and at Beeches Farm, Butcherfield Lane, Hartfield. He enlisted in September 1914 in Tunbridge Wells. He was killed in action on 13th April 1917 near Arras, Pas de Calais, France, age 24 and has no known grave and is listed on the Arras Memorial: Bay 6.

He was the son of Henry Thomas (1865-1932) and Sophia Catherine (Jenner) (1869-1947). His pre-war occupation was a Cowman.

Listed on the War Memorial in Hartfield. 

George Frederick Baylay
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Lieutenant George Frederick Baylay, 1st Cav. Field Squadron, Royal Engineers, was born in Helensburgh, Dunbartonshire, Scotland on 23rd April 1898. He lived at Ravelin House, Portsmouth. He was killed in action on 23rd

He was the son of Colonel Frederick Bayley (1865), Royal Engineers and his wife Marion Kirkpatrick (1871) Baylay. His pre-war occupation was a schoolboy at Haileybury. He attended Sandhurst in 1915 and was commissioned into the Royal Engineers.

He is not listed on either of the War Memorials in Colemans Hatch and Hartfield.

There is a brass plaque on south wall of Holy Trinity Church, Colemans Hatch in his memory, though it has not been possible to ascertain any link to Colemans Hatch. 

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10 comments on “Memorial Details.
  1. Barry Woodhams says:

    Hi i am interested in any more info you may have on Sargent Thomas Woodhams who is my great uncle.
    Do you know what School he went to? and are there School pictures of him.

    I have several picture of him in the army if you are interested i could send them to you.

    • HartfieldHG says:

      Hi Barry, Your Great Uncle is on the War Memorial list on this site with his war record as I guess you have seen. I have collected some pictures of the local school and there is a Bertha Woodhams in a picture dated November 1912. Mike Parcell might have some more info on the Woodhams family but I can only guess that if Bertha went to what is called the Hartfield Endowed School maybe Thomas did too.

    • HartfieldHG says:

      We are always interested in photos to add to the archive so please do send us anything you have. Please make sure there are names on the pictures where you have them.Thanks

      • Barry Woodhams says:

        Hi thanks for getting back to me so soon.Would love to send you some pic of Thomas,but what is your addy address.
        Also love to see a picture of Bertha Woodhams she was Thomas sister

        • HartfieldHG says:

          Thanks for the pictures of Thomas and I have sent the picture of his sister from the Hartfield School photo of 1912.

          • Charles Honeysett says:

            Hello I’m great nephew of Thomas Honeysett age of death in our family bile is 18 years 10 months he was killed in action at hill 60 09:05:15 he Was one of six Honeysett brothers from hartfield to fight in the war I have a picture of all six brothers taken from a paper cutting and have the original stil regards Charles Honeysett

          • HartfieldHG says:

            Thank you for providing this detail which I will ensure gets to James Castle. It would be great to have a copy of the original photo of the brothers to put on the website.

          • Charles Honeysett says:

            Hello I have just left a comment about my great uncle Thomas Honeysett I have just looked at his photo that is not Thomas the solider in that photo is his brother and my grandfather Charles Honeysett

          • HartfieldHG says:

            Thank you for correcting that. I will make sure that James Castle knows and update the website with the details.

  2. Charles Honeysett says:

    Hello yes I can send you that how do I do that I can post you a copy if you like I also have other pictures of the village my dad was in ww2 he was a pupil of the local school have photo of him in pow camp in Poland one of his best mates fj neale is on the memorial dad always spoke of him dad was a pow from 1940 to 1945

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