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Throughout Sussex there are various memorials and rolls of honour dedicated to those men and women who fell in various wars. These memorials and rolls cover many centuries in some cases, most World War One and Two.

During any conflict there are certain acts of bravery or defiance that are noticeable above others. For these acts citations and medals have been awarded.

If anybody has information for those of the Second World War, Boer War, or the like similar to those supplied for the First World War then I would gladly post these as well.

The various memorials and cemeteries maintained by the War Graves Commission for the Western Front are described and pictured on the Internet. Details of Kranji War Cemetery and Taiping can be found in the Overseas section.

Some of the cap badges are laid out, on a separate page.

Not all memorials were to people; there are memorials to various types of animal that served and fell in World War I for example, dogs.

Please Note: Every attempt has been made to transcribe this information accurately but there are occasions that the information supplied is incorrect or errors occur during transcription. We do not wish to cause offence to any families of the men detailed here and will change the relevant information when informed.

Also note that places detailed on these memorials may appear in the wrong county. This information has been transcribed from the records given and, as the men were parochial, the information supplied at enlistment was the view of the men and the county they thought they resided in.

These pages are available for transcripts of these memorials and rolls of honour. If you have a transcription of, or you are willing to transcribe, a Sussex memorial or roll of honour for these pages then please contact me, the email address is below.

Current acknowledgements for assistance with these pages must go to Christopher Comber, Janet Graves, Alan Seymour, Guy Voice and many others - thank you all.

Thank you,
Martin Edwards

World War 1 & 2 - Others Selection

Pre-1914 - Memorial Selection

To gain an overview of all the towns and parishes covered, and
, by this site there is an alphabetical index.

World War 1 & 2 - Sussex (All Parts)
Albourne | Alciston | Aldingbourne | Alfriston | Amberley incoporating Houghton | Angmering | Apuldram (Appledram) | Ardingly | Ardingly College Book of Remembrance | Arlington | Arundel | Ashington | Ashburnham | Ashurst | Balcombe | Barcombe | Barnham | Battle | Beckley | Bepton | Berwick | Bexhill-on-Sea | Bexhill-on-Sea Post Office | Bexhill St Mary Magdelene | Bignor | Billingshurst | Birdham | Birdham Primary School | Bishopstone | Bodiam | Bodle Street Green | Bognor & District Memorial Hospital | Bolney | Bosham | Bosham Holy Trinity | Botolphs | Boxgrove Priory | Bramber | Brede | Brightling | Brighton (World War 1) | Brighton, Chattri Memorial | Brighton St Peter | Burgess Hill | Burpham | Burwash | Burwash Common and Burwash Weald | Bury | Buxted | Camber | Catsfield | Chailey | Chalvington | Chichester | Chichester Cathedral | Chiddingly | Chidham | Chithurst | Clapham | Clayton | Climping | Coates | Cocking | Coldwaltham | Coleman's Hatch | Colgate | Compton & Up Marden | Coolham Advance Landing Ground | Copthorne | Copthorne School | Cowfold | Crawley | Crawley Down | Cross in Hand | Crowborough | Crowborough WW2 Canadian | Crowhurst | Cuckfield | Dallington | Danehill | Denton | Ditchling | Donnington | Duncton, Upwaltham, Burton and Barlavington | Durrington | East Chitlington | Eartham | Easebourne | East Dean (East Sussex) | East Dean (West Sussex) | East Grinstead World War 1 | East Grinstead World War 2 | East Grinstead World War 2 Civilian | East Guldeford | East Hoathly | East Lavant | East Marden | East Preston | Eastbourne | Eastbourne, Ascham St Vincent Memorial Arch | Eastbourne Central Military Hospital | Eastbourne Hampden Park | Eastbourne Post Office | Eastbourne Police | Eastbourne Redoubt Military Museum | Eastbourne Wish Tower | Eastbourne World War 1 General | Eastergate | Ebernoe | Edburton | Elsted | Eridge Green | Etchingham | Ewhurst | Fairwarp | Falmer | Felpham | Fernhurst | Ferring | Findon | Fishbourne | Five Ashes | Fletching | Flimwell | Folkington | Framfield | Frant | Friston | Funtingdon | Goring | Graffham | Greatham | Guestling | Hadlow Down | Hailsham | Hangleton | Hartfield | Haywards Heath | Haywards Heath, St Wilfrid's School | Heathfield | Heene | Hellingly | Henfield Village | Henfield Church | Herstmonceux | Heyshott | Highbrook | Hooe | Horsted Keynes | Hove Library WW1 | Hunston | Hurst Green | | Hurstpierpoint | Icklesham | Iden | Ifield Green | Iford | Iping | Jevington | Keymer | Kingston Buci | Kingston by Lewes | Kingston Gorse | Kirdford & Plaistow | Lancing | Laughton | Lewes | Linch | Linchmere (Lynchmere) | Lindfield | Litlington | Little Common | Littlehampton | Littlehampton, Duke and Ockenden Ltd | Littlehampton, John Eede Butt & Son | Little Horsted | Lodsworth | Loxwood | Lullington | Lurgashall | Lyminster | Lynchmere, Hammer and Camelsdale | Mayfield | Middleton-on-Sea, St Nicholas | Midhurst | Mountfield | Netherfield | Newhaven | Newick | Ninfield | North Chapel | Northiam | North Mundham | Oving | Pagham | Parham | Partridge Green | Patcham | Patching | Peacehaven | Peasmarsh | Penhurst | Pett | Petworth | Petworth School | Pevensey | Plumpton & Plumpton Green | Poling | Portfield | Portslade | Portslade Works, Brighton & Hove Gas Co. | Poynings | Pulborough | Pyecombe | Ripe | Robertsbridge | Rodmell | Rogate | Rottingdean | Rumboldswhyke | Rusper | Rustington | Rye | Rye Harbour | Salehurst | Sayers Common | Scaynes Hill | Seaford | Sedlescombe | Selham | Selmeston | Selsey | Shermanbury | Shipley | Shoreham by Sea | Sidlesham | Singleton | Slaugham | Slindon | Small Dole | Sompting | South Harting | Southwater | Southwick & Fishergate Obelisk | South Heighton | Stedham | Steyning | Stone Cross | Stonegate| Stopham | Storrington | Stoughton | Streat | Sullington | Sutton | Tangemere | Tarring Neville | Telscombe | Terwick | Thakeham | Ticehurst | Tillington | Trotton | Turner's Hill | Twineham | Uckfield | Udimore | Upper Beeding | Upper Dicker | Upwaltham Four Nations | Walberton | Waldron | Warbleton | Wartling St Mary Magdelene | Washington | West Chiltington | West Dean (East Sussex) | West Dean (West Sussex) | West Firle | West Grinstead Old Comrades | West Grinstead St George | West Itchenor | West Hoathly | West Lavington | West Stoke | West Tarring | West Wittering | Westbourne | Westfield | Westham | West Hampnett | Westmeston | Whatlington | Willingdon | Wilmington | Winchelsea | Wisborough Green | Wiston | Wivelsfield | Woodmancote | Woolbeding | Worth | Worthing | Worthing, Broadwater | Worthing Christ Church School | Worthing, St Andrews Boys School | Yapton

Brighton Boer War (Sussex Regiment) | Brighton Egypt and Nile | Cuckfield Boer War | Eastbourne 2nd Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment | Worthing Boer War

There is a separate statistical overview for Sussex kindly provided by Alan Seymour

The following locations have been visited and to the best of our knowledge do not have war memorials. They are mainly very old and very bare Churches with very plain featurless interiors.

Binstead, Botolphs, Coombes, Didling, Earnley, Egdean, Ford, Hardham, North Stoke, South Stoke, Southease and Tortington. Warningcamp has no churchand is included in Burpham. Middleton (Modern) comes under Felpham. East Wittering is modern but proclaims proudly that all its men returned. Tuxlith and Binderton no longer exist.

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This site is dedicated to all the men from the six constituent Sussex Police Forces and the three constituent Surrey Police Forces who fought in the First World War. In particular it records the details of those who paid the ultimate sacrifice in the service of King and Country.

External memorial

The War Memorial at
St Paulís Church, Brighton

The memorial for for St Paul's Church, Brighton is an early, simple wooden board that lists those parishioners who died in the 1914-1918 war. On the church website there is a page detailing the memorial then a page for Every Man Remembered which includes a series of letters from the Parish Magazine (1915-1917) by the Vicar of St Paul's, Fr J.E. Halliwell.

There are many volunteers working on the memorials listed here. None is more hard working than Chris Comber the main contributor and researcher of the Sussex pages who has now retired from working on the memorials.

Much information about soldiers who fell, were awarded medals and more is to be found in old copies of the London Gazette. Here is a brief resume:

The London Gazette, first published in 1665, is the oldest, continuously published newspaper in the United Kingdom and probably the world. The London Gazette and its sister publications, the Edinburgh and Belfast Gazettes, have a unique position in British publishing. They are official newspapers of the Crown. The London Gazette contains a wide range of office notices including State, Parliamentary and Ecclesiastical notices, Transport and Planning notices as well as Corporate and Personal Insolvency notices to name a few. In addition, a number of Supplements are published covering Honours and Awards, Premium Bonds, Armed Forces Promotions and Re-gradings, Companies' information, etc. and a Quarterly Index.

In the 17th century, it was believed that National efficiency depended on the intelligence received by the Crown and that the reckless publishing of news might endanger it. An embargo on the printing of news other than reports of events abroad, natural disasters, Royal declarations and sensational crime continued until 1640. This had the effect of delaying the development of the press in the UK. Censorship was introduced in 1643, followed by licensing of news publications. The Gazette came about because of two momentous events: the Great Plague and the decision of King Charles II to remove his court - effectively the government of the time - to Oxford. The London Gazette started life as the Oxford Gazette and after a few months changed to its current title.

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Last updated 11 April, 2024

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