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 | Army Ordnance Corps | Coldstream Guards | Royal Navy Reserves | Hampshire Regiment | Essex Regiment | Munitions Worker | Royal Navy Air Service | Training Reserves | Northamptonshire Regiment | British Red Cross Society | Norfolk Regiment | Welsh Regiment | Grenadier Guards | Labour Corps | Army Cycling Corps | North Staffordshire Regiment | Gloucester Regiment | Mercantile Marine | New Zealand Expeditionary Force | Devonshire Regiment | Dorset Regiment | St John Ambulance Brigade | 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 | Military Foot Police | Australian Light Horse | Somerset Light Infantry | Royal Munster Fusiliers | Wiltshire Regiment | Sherwood Foresters | London Scottish Regiment | Scots Guards | Royal Marine Light Infantry | South Staffordshire Regiment | West Yorkshire Regiment | Royal Warwickshires | Royal Marines | Leicester Regiment | Royal Defence Corps | 2nd Life Guards | Surrey Yeomanry | Honourable Artillery Company | Royal Marine Artillery | County of London Regiment | Hampshire Cycling Corps | Lincolnshire Regiment | South Lancashire Regiment | 16th Lancers | Womens Army Auxillary Corps | Loyal North Lancashire Regiment | Essex Yeomanry | Royal Fleet Reserve | The Cameronians | Duke of Cornwalls Light Infantry | Canadian Infantry | Royal Buckinghamshire Hussars | County of London Yeomanry | County of London Imperial Yeomanry | Kings Own Scottish Borderers | Notts and Derby Regiment | Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers | Scout | Household Battalion | Volunteer Training Corps | Kent Cyclist Brigade | Highland Light Infantry | Cheshire Regiment | Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders | Lancashire Fusiliers | East Yorkshire Regiment | 21st Lancers | South African Heavy Artillery | Cadet Corps | Yorkshire Regiment | Gordon Highlanders | City of London Yeomanry | Royal Horse Guards | Police | Voluntary Aid Detachment | Indian Army | Coastguard | Royal East Kent Mounted Rifles | Tank Corps | Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry | Hampshire Yeomanry | 1st Canadian Division | Northumberland Fusiliers | East Lancashire Regiment | King Edward's Horse | Royal Dublin Fusiliers | Canadian Engineers | County of London Rifles | City of London Regiment | French Army | Royal Scots Fusiliers | Hertfordshire Regiment | Queens Westminster Rifles | Border Regiment | Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment | Royal Highlanders | Suffolk Cyclists | Cambridgeshire Regiment | West Riding Regiment | Nigerian Regiment | Liverpool Scottish Regiment | Canadian Connaught Rangers | South African Constabulary | Queen's Own Oxford Hussars | York and Lancaster Regiment
HMS Iron Duke | Trawler Section | HMS Minotaur | HMS Hampshire | HMS Edgar | HMS Aboukir | HMS Achilles | HMS Neptune | HMS Britannia | HMS Agincourt | HMS Celtic | HMS Hindustan | HMS King George V | HMS Queen Mary | HMS Dreadnought | HMS Hawke | HMS Venerable | HMS Drake | HMS Hogue | HMS Formidable | HMS Sutlej | HMS Royal Arthur | HMS Cochrane | HMS Virginian | HMS Juno | HMS Powerful | HMAC Calyx | HMS Vernon | HMS Excellent | Boston Fishing Fleet | HMS Bayano | HMS Hannibal | HMS Dominion | HMS Superb | HMS Emperor of India | HMS Psyche | HMS Invincible | HMS Princess Royal | HMS Ganges | HMS Queen | HMS Bulwark | HMS Chatham | HMS Kent | HMS Prince George | HMS Victory | HMS Argonaut | HMS Hythe | HMS Monarch | HMS Vindictive | HMS Greyhound | HMS Comus | HMS Caroline | HMS Theseus | HMS Albermarle | HMS Defence | HMS Naiad | HMS Sarnia | HMS Indomitable | HMS Vengeance | HMS Vivid | HMS Black Prince | HMS Attentive | HMS Cornwallis | HMS Queen Elizabeth | HMS Vanguard | HMS Victorian | HMS Courageous | HMS Lord Nelson | HMS St Vincent | HMS Pathfinder | HMS Dido | HMS Good Hope | HMS Hecla | TB30 | HMS Collingwood | HMS Roxburgh | HMS Ivy | HMS Lance | HMS Kempton | HMS Calgarian | HMS Stork | HMS Falmouth | HMS Glory | SS Twickenham | HMS Viknor | HMS Harrier | HMS Maidstone | HMS L304 | HMS Revenge | HMS Imperieuse | HMS Fisgard | HMS Ambuscade | HMS Asia | HMS Ferret | SS Tees | HMS Blenheim | HMS Nimrod | HMS Leonidas | HM Submarine B6 | HMS Swiftsure | HMS Cressy | HMS C38 | HMS Berwick | HMS Canada | HMS Warrior | HMS Espiegle | HMS Lady Blanche | HMS Conqueror | HMS Leviathon | HMS Lightfoot | HMS Kinfauns Castle | HMS Hornet | SS Marina | HMS Bristol | SS Hollington | HMS Empress of India | HMS Carnarvon | HMS Reindeer | HMS Castor | HMS Legion | HMS Laforey | HMS Cedric | HMS Dublin | HMS San Pablo | HMS Highflyer | HMS Eclipse | HMS Clan McNaughton | HMS Myngs | HMS Akbar | HMS Offa | HMS Oriel | HM Trawler Saxon Prince | HMS Mars | HMS Terrible | HMS Mantis | HMS Himalaya | HMS Carron | HMS Bulldog | HMS Fishguard | HM Trawler John Bradford | HMS Mersey | HMS Victor | HMS P32 | SS Galway Castle | HMS Ramsey | HMS Terror | HMS Tartar | HMS Grampus | HMS Lucia | HMS Hardinge
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 | Pozieres Memorial | La Ferte-Sous-Jouarre Memorial | Helles Memorial | Villers Bretonneux Memorial | Dozinghem Military Cemetery | St Sever Cemetery | St Vaast Post Military Cemetery | Alexandria Chatby War Memorial | Dud Corner Cemetery | Berks Cemetery Extension | Contay British Cemetery | Hollington (St Leonards) Churchyard | Duisans British Cemetery | Ecoivres Military Cemetery | Cambrai Memorial | Cambrin Churchyard Extension | Duhallow ADS Cemetery | Etaples Military Cemetery | Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery | Boulogne Eastern Cemetery | Faubourg D'Amiens Cemetery | Hamel Military Cemetery | Vimy Memorial | Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery | Locre Hospice Cemetery | Aveluy Communal Cemetery Extension | Croisilles British Cemetery | Stump Road Cemetery | Couin British Cemetery | Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery | Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension | Acheux British Cemetery | Vlamertinghe Military Cemetery | Philosophe British Cemetery | Basra Memorial | Terlincthun British Cemetery | Laventie Military Cemetery | Peronne Road Cemetery | Karasouli Military Cemetery | Vermelles British Cemetery | Kirkee Memorial | Etratet Churchyard | Cement House Cemetery | Marfaux British Cemetery | Doiran Memorial | Roye New British Cemetery | Hooe (St Oswald) Churchyard | Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension | Longuenesse (St Omer) Souvenir Cemetery | Wimereux Communal Cemetery | Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery | Menin Road South Military Cemetery | Brandhoek New Military Cemetery | Serre Road Cemetery No2 | Chocques Military Cemetery | Railway Dugouts Burial Ground | Peronne Communal Cemetery Extension | Bailleul Community Cemetery Nord | Le Touret Military Cemetery | Pieta Military Cemetery | Ovillers Military Cemetery | Ferozepore Military Cemetery | Bedford House Cemetery | Brewery Orchard Cemetery | Poperinghe Old Military Cemetery | Brandhoek Military Cemetery | Haslar Royal Naval Cemetery | Bagneux British Cemetery | Chauny Communal Cemetery | London Cemetery | Corbie Communal Cemetery | Merville Communal Cemetery | Euston Road Cemetery | Kantara War Memorial Cemetery | Salonika (Lembet Road) Military Cemetery | Warloy-Baillon Communal Cemetery Extension | Vendresse British Cemetery | Adanac Military Cemetery | Albert Communal Cemetery Extension | Maroc British Cemetery | Manchester Southern Cemetery | Perth Cemetery (China Wall) | Plymouth Naval Memorial | Ancre British Cemetery | Gillingham (Woodlands) Cemetery | Wulverghem-Lindenhoek Road Military Cemetery | Grandcourt Road Cemetery | Warlincourt Halte British Cemetery | Guards Cemetery Lesboeufs | Aix-Noulette Communal Cemetery Extension | Canadian Cemetery No2 | Tilloy British Cemetery | Flatiron Copse Cemetery | St Nicholas British Cemetery | Port Said War Memorial | Jerusalem Memorial | Ste Catherine British Cemetery | Crucifix Corner Cemetery | Bucquoy Road Cemetery | Gouzeaucourt New British Cemetery | Roclincourt Valley Cemetery | Houplines Communal Cemetery Extension | Winnepeg (Brookside) Cemetery | Hill 10 Cemetery | Brookwood Military Cemetery | Sanctuary Wood Cemetery | Sailly-Sur-La-Lys Canadian Cemetery | Haifa War Cemetery | Mesnil Ridge Cemetery | Elzenwalle Brasserie Cemetery | Guizancourt Farm Cemetery | Bruay Communal Cemetery Extension | Lindenhoek Chalet Military Cemetery | Brompton Cemetery | Fauquissart Military Cemetery | Valenciennes (St Roch) Communal Cemetery | St Pierre Cemetery | Vedencourt British Cemetery | Liverpool (Anfield) Cemetery | Chunuk Bair (New Zealand) Memorial | St Alban's (Hatfield Road) Cemetery | Fosse No 10 Communal Cemetery | Bard Cottage Cemetery | Dive Copse British Cemetery | Buffs Road Cemetery | Templeux-Le-Guerard Communal Cemetery Extension | Berlin South Western Cemetery | Gwalia Cemetery | Esbjerg New Cemetery | Bois-Carre British Cemetery | Daours Communal Cemetery Extension | St Mary's ADS Cemetery | Plymouth (Ford Park) Cemetery | Coxyde Military Cemetery | Ste Emilie Valley Cemetery | Grevillers British Cemetery | Brockley Cemetery | St Helens 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.