About WW1 Roll of Honour

Hastings and St Leonards Roll of Honour

This website contains a photo gallery of over 5,800 men and women who lived in or had links to Hastings, St Leonards and the Rother area that served their country during World War One. The images and information about these individuals have been extracted from pdf copies of the Hastings and St Leonards Pictorial Advertiser.

Searching this website

In most cases each person listed on this website has an address, regiment or ship name and the name of the person that submitted the photo to the paper. Use the search function to find the person you are looking for. If you are a just browsing, view the individual records, or the ‘Regiments, Ships and Places‘ page.

About this website

The Pictorial Advertiser was a bi weekly publication. I have been provided with copies starting from August 1914 to March 1918. From the September 1914 editions, families of the men who volunteered to serve started sending photographs to the Advertiser. The paper published them, and soon this was a popular way for families to demonstrate how and where their sons, daughters, brothers and husbands were serving.

The photographs are often grainy and information scant and yet they are an important record of the people from the Hastings area that did their part in the war.

The copies of the paper are freely available from the East Sussex County Library Service. They have been scanned and you can search the archives, but the search function is limited.

I hope that by doing this work you will be able to find out more about a relative and maybe even see what they looked like for the first time.

Regiments, Ships and Places

For each each individual on this website I have tagged key information in order to be able to collate data and regiments, ships and places and present it here. The tags have been grouped as described below:

Town: Most articles published here provide an address, either the individual’s home address itself or the address of the person that supplied the details to the newspaper. I have done this where individuals are linked to the town either by a home address or the address of their parents or relatives. Where the link is less certain – for instance if a photograph was sent in by a friend, I have not tagged the town as it can’t be certain of where that person lived.

Regiment: The name of the regiments the individuals served with at the time their details were supplied to the paper. The list includes Navy regiments.

Ship: The name of the ship that the individuals served on at the time that their details were supplied to the paper. The list includes merchant vessels.

Status: The status of the individuals stated at the time their details were supplied to the paper, or subsequent fate where known.

Memorial: The name of the memorial or cemetery that those who died in the line of duty are remembered at. This data is collected from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) website. You can view these cemeteries and memorials on a map here.

The tags under each heading are ordered by number of occurrences, so the most common will appear at the top. If you hover the cursor over the tag link, the number of instances of that tag will appear in brackets at the end of the description. Clicking on the tag will take you to a list of individuals to whom that tag has been allocated.

Royal Sussex Regiment | Royal Field Artillery | Royal Engineers | Army Service Corps | Canadian Expeditionary Force | Royal Army Medical Corps | Royal Garrison Artillery | Royal Fusiliers | Middlesex Regiment | Royal East Kent Regiment | Australian Imperial Force | Royal Naval Volunteer Reserves | Rifle Brigade | Royal West Surrey Regiment | Royal West Kent Regiment | Army Veterinary Corps | London Regiment | South Wales Borderers | National Reserves | Royal Horse Artillery | Royal Naval Division | Kings Royal Rifles | Dragoon Guards | Machine Gun Corps | Hussars | East Surrey Regiment | Bedfordshire Regiment | Royal Welsh Fusiliers | Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry | Suffolk Regiment | Sussex Yeomanry | Coldstream Guards | Army Ordnance Corps | Royal Navy Reserves | Hampshire Regiment | Essex Regiment | Munitions Worker | Royal Navy Air Service | Training Reserves | British Red Cross Society | Northamptonshire Regiment | Grenadier Guards | Welsh Regiment | Labour Corps | Norfolk Regiment | Army Cycling Corps | North Staffordshire Regiment | Gloucester Regiment | Mercantile Marine | Dorset Regiment | St John Ambulance Brigade | New Zealand Expeditionary Force | Devonshire Regiment | Royal Naval Flying Corps | Royal Berkshires | 9th Lancers | Manchester Regiment | Worcestershire Regiment | West Kent Yeomanry | Durham Light Infantry | 1st Life Guards | Seaforth Highlanders | Nurse | Royal Irish Rifles | Military Mounted Police | Somerset Light Infantry | Royal Munster Fusiliers | Sherwood Foresters | Scots Guards | Royal Marine Light Infantry | Military Foot Police | Australian Light Horse | Wiltshire Regiment | London Scottish Regiment | Royal Warwickshires | Royal Marines | Leicester Regiment | 2nd Life Guards | South Staffordshire Regiment | Surrey Yeomanry | Honourable Artillery Company | West Yorkshire Regiment | Royal Defence Corps | Royal Fleet Reserve | The Cameronians | Duke of Cornwalls Light Infantry | Canadian Infantry | Royal Buckinghamshire Hussars | Royal Marine Artillery | County of London Regiment | Lincolnshire Regiment | 16th Lancers | Loyal North Lancashire Regiment | Hampshire Cycling Corps | South Lancashire Regiment | Essex Yeomanry | County of London Yeomanry | Womens Army Auxillary Corps | Scout | Highland Light Infantry | East Yorkshire Regiment | Yorkshire Regiment | Royal Horse Guards | Kings Own Scottish Borderers | Kent Cyclist Brigade | Cheshire Regiment | Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders | 21st Lancers | Cadet Corps | Gordon Highlanders | City of London Yeomanry | Voluntary Aid Detachment | County of London Imperial Yeomanry | Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers | Volunteer Training Corps | South African Heavy Artillery | Police | Notts and Derby Regiment | Household Battalion | Lancashire Fusiliers | 1st Canadian Division | County of London Rifles | City of London Regiment | Queens Westminster Rifles | Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment | West Riding Regiment | Indian Army | Coastguard | Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry | Hampshire Yeomanry | King Edward's Horse | Royal Dublin Fusiliers | Canadian Engineers | Royal Scots Fusiliers | Hertfordshire Regiment | Border Regiment | Royal Highlanders | Royal East Kent Mounted Rifles | Northumberland Fusiliers | French Army | Suffolk Cyclists | Cambridgeshire Regiment | East Lancashire Regiment | Cyclists Company | London Irish Rifles | Royal Irish Dragoon Guards | Cameron Highlanders | 17th Lancers | Fort Garry Horse | Army Transport Service
HMS Iron Duke | Trawler Section | HMS Minotaur | HMS Hampshire | HMS Edgar | HMS Aboukir | HMS Achilles | HMS Neptune | HMS Britannia | HMS Agincourt | HMS Hindustan | HMS King George V | HMS Queen Mary | HMS Dreadnought | HMS Hawke | HMS Celtic | HMS Venerable | HMS Hogue | HMS Formidable | HMS Sutlej | HMS Royal Arthur | HMS Cochrane | HMS Drake | HMS Virginian | HMS Juno | HMAC Calyx | HMS Hannibal | HMS Dominion | HMS Superb | HMS Emperor of India | HMS Psyche | HMS Invincible | HMS Princess Royal | HMS Queen | HMS Bulwark | HMS Chatham | HMS Kent | HMS Powerful | HMS Vernon | HMS Excellent | Boston Fishing Fleet | HMS Bayano | HMS Ganges | HMS Argonaut | HMS Monarch | HMS Greyhound | HMS Albermarle | HMS Naiad | HMS Vengeance | HMS Vivid | HMS Queen Elizabeth | HMS Vanguard | HMS Victorian | HMS Lord Nelson | HMS St Vincent | HMS Dido | HMS Good Hope | HMS Hecla | HMS Prince George | HMS Victory | HMS Caroline | HMS Theseus | HMS Defence | HMS Sarnia | HMS Indomitable | HMS Cornwallis | HMS Pathfinder | HMS Hythe | HMS Vindictive | HMS Comus | HMS Black Prince | HMS Attentive | HMS Courageous | HMS Lance | HMS Asia | HMS Swiftsure | HMS Espiegle | HMS Cedric | HMS Highflyer | HMS Oriel | HMS Mersey | HMS King Alfred | HMS Europe | HMS Blonde | HMS Victorious | HMS Commonwealth | HMS Lancaster | HMS Swift | HMS Agamemnon | HMS Crescent | HMS Erne | HMS Laurel | HMS Hibernia | HMS Illustrious | HMS Cape of Good Hope | HMS Velox | HMS Amphitrite | HMS Irresistible | HMS Meteor | HMS E1 | HMS Test | HMS Carmania | HMS Thelis | HMS Achates | HMS Cossack | HMS Andromache | HMS Acasta | HMS Fortune | HMS Leda | HMS Graphic | HMS Hussar | HMAS Pioneer | HMS Euryalus | HMS King Edward VII | HMS Russell | HMS Beaver | HMS Laurentic | HMS Hyacinth | HMS Ariadne | HMS Prince of Wales | HMS Newmarket | TB30 | HMS Collingwood | HMS Roxburgh | HMS Calgarian | HMS Glory | HMS Maidstone | HMS Imperieuse | HMS Ambuscade | HMS Ferret | SS Tees | HMS Blenheim | HMS Leonidas | HMS Cressy | HMS C38 | HMS Warrior | HMS Kinfauns Castle | SS Marina | HMS Carnarvon | HMS Castor | HMS Eclipse | HMS Clan McNaughton | HMS Akbar | HM Trawler Saxon Prince | HMS Mars | HMS Terrible | HMS Himalaya | HMS Victor | HMS Hardinge | SS Emu
Thiepval Memorial | Le Touret Memorial | Ypres Menin Gate Memorial | Portsmouth Naval Memorial | Loos Memorial | Tyne Cot Memorial | Hastings Cemetery | Arras Memorial | Chatham Naval Memorial | Cabaret Rouge British Cemetery | Bethune Town Cemetery | Vis-en-Artois Memorial | La Ferte-Sous-Jouarre Memorial | Helles Memorial | Pozieres Memorial | Dozinghem Military Cemetery | Villers Bretonneux Memorial | St Sever Cemetery | St Vaast Post Military Cemetery | Alexandria Chatby War Memorial | Boulogne Eastern Cemetery | Faubourg D'Amiens Cemetery | Dud Corner Cemetery | Contay British Cemetery | Duisans British Cemetery | Cambrin Churchyard Extension | Duhallow ADS Cemetery | Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery | Hamel Military Cemetery | Berks Cemetery Extension | Hollington (St Leonards) Churchyard | Ecoivres Military Cemetery | Cambrai Memorial | Etaples Military Cemetery | Terlincthun British Cemetery | Locre Hospice Cemetery | Aveluy Communal Cemetery Extension | Stump Road Cemetery | Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery | Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension | Vlamertinghe Military Cemetery | Philosophe British Cemetery | Basra Memorial | Peronne Road Cemetery | Vermelles British Cemetery | Kirkee Memorial | Vimy Memorial | Croisilles British Cemetery | Couin British Cemetery | Acheux British Cemetery | Laventie Military Cemetery | Karasouli Military Cemetery | Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery | Vendresse British Cemetery | Wulverghem-Lindenhoek Road Military Cemetery | Guards Cemetery Lesboeufs | Longuenesse (St Omer) Souvenir Cemetery | Chocques Military Cemetery | Bailleul Community Cemetery Nord | Bedford House Cemetery | Poperinghe Old Military Cemetery | Bagneux British Cemetery | Corbie Communal Cemetery | Merville Communal Cemetery | Kantara War Memorial Cemetery | Maroc British Cemetery | Manchester Southern Cemetery | Plymouth Naval Memorial | Ancre British Cemetery | Gillingham (Woodlands) Cemetery | Grandcourt Road Cemetery | Etratet Churchyard | Cement House Cemetery | Marfaux British Cemetery | Wimereux Communal Cemetery | Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery | Menin Road South Military Cemetery | Brandhoek New Military Cemetery | Serre Road Cemetery No2 | Railway Dugouts Burial Ground | Peronne Communal Cemetery Extension | Le Touret Military Cemetery | Pieta Military Cemetery | Ovillers Military Cemetery | Ferozepore Military Cemetery | Brewery Orchard Cemetery | Brandhoek Military Cemetery | Haslar Royal Naval Cemetery | Chauny Communal Cemetery | London Cemetery | Euston Road Cemetery | Salonika (Lembet Road) Military Cemetery | Warloy-Baillon Communal Cemetery Extension | Adanac Military Cemetery | Albert Communal Cemetery Extension | Perth Cemetery (China Wall) | Warlincourt Halte British Cemetery | Aix-Noulette Communal Cemetery Extension | Canadian Cemetery No2 | Tilloy British Cemetery | Flatiron Copse Cemetery | Doiran Memorial | Roye New British Cemetery | Hooe (St Oswald) Churchyard | Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension | Essex Farm Cemetery | Amara War Cemetery | Ploegsteert Memorial | Port Said War Memorial | Fauquissart Military Cemetery | Bard Cottage Cemetery | Berlin South Western Cemetery | Esbjerg New Cemetery | St Mary's ADS Cemetery | Ste Emilie Valley Cemetery | Epehy Wood Farm Cemetery | St Quentin Cabaret Military Cemetery | Bois-Grenier Communal Cemetery | Wulvergem Churchyard | Delhi Memorial (India Gate) | Dover (St James's) Cemetery | Le Grand Hasard Military Cemetery | Hangard Communal Cemetery Extension | Guards Cemetery Cuinchy | Windy Corner | Samer Communal Cemetery | Lone Pine Memorial | Caterham and Warlington Burial Ground | St Hilaire Cemetery | Woburn Abbey Cemetery | Prospect Hill Cemetery | Herne Bay Cemetery | Lancashire Landing Cemetery | Potijze Chateau Wood Cemetery | Martinpuich British Cemetery | Le Treport Military Cemetery | Cairo War Memorial Cemetery | Chester Farm Cemetery | Tehran War Cemetery | Lewes Cemetery | Haidar Pasha Memorial | Beach Cemetery | Bangalore (Hosur Road) Cemetery | Labourse Communal Cemetery | Woods Cemetery | Azmak Cemetery | Monchy British Cemetery | Louvencourt Military Cemetery | Caudry Old Communal Cemetery | Don Communal Cemetery

They Lived Here Project

To honour the people of Hastings and St Leonards who served in the First World War, we are inviting local residents to display a commemorative card in their window during the Centenary of the Armistice.

The cards are based on the ‘For Merit’ cards that were issued to local households in 1915 to boost recruitment. Each card represented one person who was away on war service.

Pupils are researching servicemen and women who lived close to their school. They will be distributing personalised commemorative cards, so that local people know that ‘They Lived Here’, and contributing to a memorial scrapbook that will be developed during the Hastings Remembers exhibition which runs from 13th October to 27th January at Hastings Museum & Art Gallery.

Members of the public can become involved by:

  • Visiting the exhibition and providing information about relatives or local people who were involved in the war
  • Displaying a commemorative card(s).

You can download a printable version of the For Merit Card here.

A map showing where the people listed on the website lived is being created. Check back from time to time to see the progress being made. This map is best viewed full screen, which you can do by clicking in the top right hand corner of the map.

War Grave Map

All of the war grave and memorial sites across the world where men listed on this website are remembered have been mapped below. The map is not a comprehensive list of all war grave sites and memorials, only those where men on this website are buried or memorialised.

The names of every man listed on the war memorials of Hastings, Ore and Battle can also be found on this website, with links to the photographs of the men where their record exists on this website.

Hastings War Memorial

Ore War Memorial

Battle War Memorial

For ease of navigation on the map, I recommend that you view the map full screen which can be done by clicking the box in the top right hand corner of the map.