Jempson, Bertram

Jempson

Jempson

Bertram Jempson

Rank: Private

Regiment: 13th Battalion (Southdowns), Royal Sussex Regiment

Parents: Mr Charles Vidion & Flora B Jempson

Brother: Charles Stapley Jempson

Address: 75 Battle Road, Silverhill

Other Info: Missing since 30th June 1916, now reported dead. According to CWGC, Charles died aged 19 and is remembered at the Loos Memorial, Panel 69 to 73.

Published: May 1917

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Morrey, Herbert

Herbert Morrey

Herbert Morrey

Herbert Morrey

Rank: Private

Regiment: 3rd Battalion, Grenadier Guards

Parents: Mr & Mrs George Morrey

Parent’s Address: Norton-in-Hales, Market Drayton

Sent by: Miss Jarrett of St Leonards

Other Info: Missing since 17th October 1917. According to CWGC, Herbert died aged 25 on 17th October 1917 and is remembered at the Loos Memorial, panel 5 to 7.

Published: February 1917

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Burgess, Reginald Thomas

Burgess

Burgess

Reginald Thomas Burgess

Rank: Private

Regiment: 51st Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)

Parents: Mr Albert Arthur & Mrs Ellen Mary Burgess

Brother: E Burgess

Address: 24 Shepherd Street, St Leonards

Other Info: At the Front. According to CWGC, Reginald died aged 24 on 11th April 1918. He is remembered at the Loos Memorial, on panel 136.

Published: January 1917

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Field, Percy Frederick

Field

Field

Percy Frederick Field

Rank: Private

Regiment: 2nd/6th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment

Parents: Mr & Mrs Field

Brother: H Field

Address: 68 Church Road, St Leonards

Other Info: Killed in action on 19th July 1916. According to CWGC, Percy is remembered at the Loos Memorial on panel 22 to 25.

Published: October 1916

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Morley, George

George Morley

George Morley

George Morley

Rank: Corporal

Regiment: 8th Battalion, Royal East Kent Regiment (The Buffs)

Parents: Mr & Mrs Charles Morley

Wife: Mrs Morley

Address: St Leonards

Other Info: Reported missing and then reported killed on 26th September 1916. According to CWGC, George is remembered at the Loos Memorial, on Panel 15 to 19.

Published: September 1916

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Richford, Frederick George

Frederick George Richford

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Frederick George Richford

Rank: Private

Regiment: 12th Battalion (Southdowns) Royal Sussex Regiment

Parents: Mr Henry Blaxland & Mrs Thomasin Ellen Richford

Sent by: Mr Henry Thomas Richford (Brother)

Brother: Arthur E Richford

Nephew: Charles Henry Palmer

Address: 16 High Street, Hastings

Other Info: Wounded and missing since 30th June 1916.

Taken prisoner and died of wounds. According to CWGC, Charles died on 30th June 1916. He is remembered at the Loos Memorial, on Panel 69 to 73.

Additional information from the Lives of the First World War website.

Published: August 1916 & September 1916

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Funnell, Charles Henry

Charles Henry Funnell

Charles FunnellCharles Henry FunnellCharles Henry Funnell

Rank: Lance Corporal

Regiment: 13th Battalion (Southdowns), Royal Sussex Regiment

Parents: Mr James & Mrs Silvie Funnell

Wife: Mrs Charlotte Funnell

Address: Brand’s Cottage, Fontridge Lane, Etchingham.

Other Info: At the Front. According to CWGC, Charles died aged 32 on 30th June 1916. He is remembered at the Loos Memorial on panel 69 to 73.

Published: June 1916 & September 1916

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Godden, George

George Godden

George GoddenGeorge Godden

Rank: Private

Regiment: 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment

Father: Mr S H Godden

Sent by: Mr Thompson of Hastings

Home Address: 1 Carn Brea, Bath Road, Margate

Other Info: Killed in Action. According to CWGC, George died aged 26 on 4th March 1916. He is remembered at the Loos Memorial, on panel 69 to 73.

Published: April 1916

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Merricks, George Henry

Merricks

Merricks

George Henry Merricks

Rank: Private

Regiment: 13th Battalion (Southdowns) Royal Sussex Regiment

Parents: Mr Joseph & Mrs Emily Merricks (nee Freelove)

Brothers: Joseph Merricks, Jack Merricks & Bert William Merricks

Address: 59 Percy Road, Ore

Other Info: According to CWGC, George died on 30th June 1916. He is remembered at the Loos Memorial on panel 69 to 73.

Born Portsea, Hampshire. Joseph having being discharged from the Navy invalided in 1883 with the rank of Petty officer 1st Class
1901, 4 Breeds Cottages, Ore – These were besides the Kings head Inn and a dairy farm, Rye Road
1911, 80 Church Street, Ore
1914, Aug 6: On outbreak of war volunteered 5th Battalion (Cinque Ports) Royal Sussex Regiment Territorials
1914, Aug 14: Discharged “unlikely to make a good soldier”
1914, Nov: Joined 13th Battalion (3rd South Downs) Royal Sussex Regiment. Service number SD/3167
1915, Jul: The battalion moved to Maidstone Depot
1915, Sep: The battalion moved to Aldershot
1915, Oct: The battalion moved to Whitley
1916, Mar: Landed in Le Harve, France, entered field service
1916, Jun 30: As a diversion to the attack planned on the Somme the next day, the Royal Sussex Regiment attacked German lines at Richebourg l’Avoue, between the towns of Bethune and Armentieres, in the Pas de Calais. The 13th Battalion was all but wiped out. The Battle of Boars Head. George was killed but no remains found. Commemorated on the Loos Memorial
1921, Commemorated on the memorial at Christ Church, Ore

Note, on 30 June the Royal Sussex Regiment visit the area of the battle and lay wreaths at the main cemeteries

Additional information with thanks to Ian Mantel

Published: March 1916

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Palmer, Charles Henry

Charles Henry Palmer

Charles Henry PalmerCharles Henry PalmerCharles Henry Palmer

Rank: Signaller / Private

Regiment: 12th Battalion (Southdowns) Royal Sussex Regiment

Sister: Mrs Brookes

Uncles: Frederick George Richford & Arthur E Richford

Address: 6 Gordon Road, Hastings

Other Info: Missing since 30th June 1916. According to CWGC, Charles died on 30th June 1916. He is remembered at the Loos Memorial, on Panel 69 to 73.

Published: February 1916 & August 1916

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