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World War 1 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Transcribed Chris Comber

This memorial is an overgrown cross in the badly neglected churchyard in a remote spot east of Rye. Just 5 names.

Photographs Copyright © Chris Comber 2005



Montague Gerald Herbert

Lieutenant, 10th Battalion, The Rifle Brigade. 20th Light Division. Killed in action at Ypres 14th August 1917. Aged 21. Son of Frederick Herbert & Mary Chapman of Guldeford Lodge East Guldeford, Later of ‘The Knoll’ Rye. Also Playden W.M. Buried in Cement House Cemetery, Belgium B.83.



Private TF/3576, 1/5th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 48th Division. Division. Killed in action on the Somme 7th July 1917. Aged 20. Son of Mr. & Mrs. William Coleman of ‘The Star’ inn, Playden. Born in Iden and enlisted in Rye. Buried in Knightsbridge Cemetery F.220


Harry George Ernest

Private G/18020, 13th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Division. Killed in action during the German offensive in Flanders 15th April 1918. Born in Rye and enlisted in Dover. Next of kin not recorded. Buried in Ridgewood Military Cemetery, Voormezeele, Belgium.


Henry Charles

Private 28127, 8th Battalion, The East Surrey Regiment. 18th Division. Formerly with The Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action on the Ancre 19th November 1916. Son of Frederick & Sarah Ann Leeds-George of Offens Farm, East Guldeford. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial. MR.21


Gordon Ernest

Gunner 105919, ‘D’ Battery, 149th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. 30th Division. Killed in action 17th September 1918. Born in Rye and enlisted in Hastings. Buried in Westoutre British Cemetery, Belgium.

9 August 2005

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