Newick Village

Lest We forget....

The First World War

 

1914

Trooper Harry Streeter, 1st Life Guards. Killed in action at Zandvoorde, Belgium on 30th October 1914, aged 30. No known grave. Commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium. 

Private Robert Frank Riggs, 1st Battalion, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Killed in action during attack to recapture trenches near Festubert, northern France on 22nd December 1914, aged 43 years. No known grave. Commemorated on the Le Touret Memorial, France.

 

1915

Private Henry Proucy Warton, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Died of wounds in a military hospital in Boulogne on 1st February 1915, aged 40 years. Wounds received in fighting near Cuinchy, northern France in late January. Buried Boulogne Eastern Cemetery. A veteran of the Boer War. 

Private Richard Edwards, 2nd Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action during attack on German positions at Spanbroekmolen in the Ypres Salient on 12th March 1915, aged 35 years. No known grave. Commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium. 

Private Jack Brooks, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment, killed in action on the first day of the Battle of Aubers Ridge, 9th May 1915, aged 25 years. No known grave. Commemorated on the Le Touret Memorial, France. 

Lance Corporal Aubrey Brooks (Jack’s brother), 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment, killed in action on the first day of the Battle of Aubers Ridge, 9th May 1915, aged 26 years. No known grave. Commemorated on the Le Touret Memorial, France 

Private George Henry Gaston, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment, killed in action on killed in action on the first day of the Battle of Aubers Ridge, 9th May 1915, aged 24 years. No known grave. Commemorated on the Le Touret Memorial, France. 

Lieutenant-Colonel Edmund Deacon, 1st Essex Yeomanry, killed in action leading an attack on the Frezenberg Ridge near Ypres on 13th May 1915, aged 43 years. No known grave. Commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium. 

Private Cecil Trenfield, 2nd Battalion, Royal Berkshire Regiment. Wounded near Neuve Chapelle, northern France. Died at a military hospital in Boulogneon 2nd June 1915, aged 19 years. Buried Boulogne Eastern Cemetery. 

Private Sydney Septimus Smith, 14th Battalion, Australian Imperial Force. Killed in action during the Gallipoli Campaign, on 14th August 1915, aged 19 years. No known grave. Commemorated on the Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli Peninsula. 

Private Charles Brown, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment, killed in action during assault on German trenches on 25th September 1915, the first day of the Battle of Loos, aged 26 years. No known grave. Commemorated on the Loos Memorial, France. 

Private Fred Smith, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment, died of wounds at a Casualty Clearing Station at Lillers on 27th September 1915, aged 19 years. Wounded during the 25th September attack. Buried Lillers Communal Cemetery, France.

 

1916 

Lance Corporal John Martin, 1st Battalion, Duke of Cambridge’s Own (Middlesex) Regiment. Killed in action at Auchy-Les-Mines, northern France on 18th April 1916, aged 36 years. Buried Cambrin Churchyard Extension, France. 

Lance Corporal William George Day, 9th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action on 15th May 1916 while on frontline duty at the southern end of the Ypres Salient, aged 19 years.Buried Ration Farm (La Plus Douve) Annex Cemetery, France. 

Private Sydney Arthur Brooks, 12th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action during attack on German positions near Richebourg L’Avoué, northern France on 30th June 1916, aged 18 years (The legal minimum age for overseas service in the British Army in 1916 was actually 19 years). No known grave. Commemorated on the Loos Memorial, France. 

Private Charles Hodges, 12th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Also killed in action at Richebourg L’Avoué on 30th June 1916, aged 20 years. No known grave. Commemorated on the Loos Memorial, France. 

Private Percy Isard, 13th Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment. Also killed in action at Richebourg L’Avoué on 30th June 1916, aged 23 years. Buried Cabaret Rouge British Cemetery, near Souchez, France. 

Private Clement Trill, 13th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Died on 1st July 1916 from wounds received on the previous day at Richebourg L’Avoué, northern France, aged 29 years. Buried Merville Communal Cemetery, France. 

Lance Corporal Charles Tower Trill, (Clement’s brother), 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action during attack on German positions at Ovillers on the Somme on 7th July 1916, aged 21 years. Buried Ovillers Military Cemetery, France. 

Private Edward George Smith, 5th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Died of wounds on 26th July 1916 in a Casualty Clearing Station at Puchevillers on the Somme, aged 25 years. Buried Puchevillers British Cemetery, France.

 Private Charles Gray, 11th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment, died of wounds in a military hospital at Etaples on 6th September 1916, aged 38 years. Wounded during attack on German trenches at Beaumont Hamel on the Somme on 3rd September 1916. Buried Etaples Military Cemetery, France. 

Private Richard Henry Page, 165th Coy, Machine Gun Corps, killed in action on the Somme on 26th September 1916, aged 36 years. No known grave. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, France. 

Rifleman Henry Alfred Saunders, 12th Battalion, London Regiment (The Rangers) killed in action on the Somme on 7th October 1916, aged 27 years. No known grave. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, France. 

Private Douglas Oliver Weller, 2nd Battalion, Royal Scots. Killed in action during an attack on German positions at Serre on the Somme on 13th November 1916, aged 25 years. Buried Serre Road Cemetery No.1, France. 

Private Harold Robert Bruce, 7th Battalion, East Kent Regiment (The Buffs). Killed in action during an attack on German positions on the bank of the River Ancre on 18th November 1916, aged 37 years. Buried Stump Road Cemetery, Grandcourt, France. 

Sapper William Edward Brooks, 153rd Field Coy, Royal Engineers. Died of bronchial pneumonia in military hospital in Boulogne on 28th November 1916, aged 25 years. Buried in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, France.

 

 

1917 

Gunner Ernest William Groves, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of Spinal Meningitis while serving on the Isle of Sheppey, Kent on 4th February 1917, also aged 40 years. Buried Sheerness Cemetery, Isle of Sheppey. 

Stoker 1st Class William Wood, 6th Flotilla, Dover Patrol. Lost at sea when the Tribal Class Destroyer HMS Ghurka struck a mine off Dungeness on the 8th February 1917, aged 25 years. Commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial. 

Private John Albert Salvage, 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Died of wounds received during attack on German positions near Arras on 9th April 1917, aged 36. Buried Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun, France. 

Corporal Frederick James Smith, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action in trenches opposite The Hindenburg Line to the north-west of Arras on 17th April 1917, aged 32 years. No known grave. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial, France.

Private Dennis Arthur Elphick, 7th Battalion, Border Regiment. Died of wounds received in front line near Monchy-le-Preux, Arras on 19th April 1917, aged 19 years. Buried Faubourg D’Amiens Cemetery, Arras, France.

Private Herbert Edward Elphick (no relation), 1/7th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby) Regiment. Killed in action by artillery fire while in reserve positions near Lievin, on 22nd April 1917, aged 26 years. Buried Lievin Communal Cemetery Extension, France. 

Private Frederick Hansford Langridge, 5th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed by shellfire on 7th July 1917 while in camp near Ypres, aged 26 years. Buried Gwalia Cemetery, Belgium. 

Gunner Leonard Stevens, 9th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action in the Ypres Salient on 27th July 1917, aged 28 years. Buried in Dickebusch New Military Cemetery Extension, Belgium 

Private John Ellis, 11th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers, killed in action during attack on German positions atWesthoek Ridge, near Ypres on 10th August 1917, aged 34 years. No known grave, Commemorated Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium. 

Private Charles Jarrett Willey, 12th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment, killed in action during a raid on German trenches in the Gonnelieu sector on 26th September 1917, aged 29 years. No known grave. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, France. 

Private Richard Hobden, 13th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action at Bourlon Wood during the Battle of Cambrai on 26th November 1917, aged 27 years. No known grave, Commemorated on the Cambrai Memorial, Louveral, France. 

Gunner Ebenezer Burfoot, ‘D’ Battery, 186th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds received nearLow Farm,east of Ypres on 15th December 1917, aged 27 years. Buried Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium

 

1918 

Bombardier Henry Stevens, Royal Marine Artillery. Lost at sea when the SS Clan Macpherson was torpedoed off the coast of North Africa on 4th March 1918, aged 40 years. Commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial. 

Gunner Edward Charles Rhoades, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action near Arras on 21st March 1918, aged 36 years. No known grave. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial, France. 

Gunner William James Gaston, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds in a military hospital at Amiens on 5th April 1918, aged 36 years. Buried in St. Pierre Cemetery, Amiens, France. 

Private George Spencer Smith, 13th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment, killed in action near Elzenwalle in the Ypres Salient on 26th April 1918, aged 32 years. No known grave. Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium. 

Private Harry Homewood, Machine Gun Corps, killed in action during the Battle of the Lys on 14th May 1918, aged 26 years. Buried St. Venant-Robecq Cemetery, France. 

Private Thomas Chatfield, 2/5th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action in during defence of newly-captured mine craters near Givenchy on 25th August 1918, aged 19 years. Buried Houchin British Cemetery, France. 

Private Andrew Charles Piper, 8th Battalion, The King’s (Liverpool) Regiment, killed in action during attack on German positions at the Canal du Nord, Inchy-en-Artois on 11th September 1918, aged 20 years. Buried Triangle Cemetery, Inchy-en-Artois, France. 

Private Percy Frank Fieldwick, 16th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment, killed during attack on theHindenburg Line on 21st September 1918, aged 31 years. Buried Ste. Emilie Valley Cemetery, Villers-Faucon, France. 

Private Benjamin Martin, 50th Coy. Machine Gun Corps. Died of pulmonary tuberculosis contracted on active service on 22nd October 1918, aged 22. Buried in St. Mary’s Churchyard, Newick. 

Private Alfred James Hodges, 8th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed by shellfire atEvillers Wood, Le Cateau on 23rd October 1918, aged 24 years. Buried in Highland Cemetery, Le Cateau, France. 

Sapper Owen Hobden, 106th Field Coy, Royal Engineers. Died of illness in military hospital in Rouen on 13th November 1918, aged 37 years. Buried St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, France. 

Lieutenant Joseph Case, 1st Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Died of wounds in military hospital in Rouen on 15thNovember 1918, aged 37 years. Wounds received in village of Jenlain on 4th November. Also buried St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, France. 

Private Frederick Elphick, 98th Coy, Labour Corps. Died of malaria in Salonika (now Thessalonika) on 21stNovember 1918, aged 29 years. Buried Mikra British Cemetery, Kalamaria, Greece.

 

1919 

Pioneer George Page, 36th Signal Company, Royal Engineers. Died of cholera in India on 15th July 1919, aged 27 years. Buried in the Landi Kotal cemetery near the Khyber Pass and also commemorated on Delphi (India Gate) Memorial (actually died during The Third Afghan War but included on the school memorial)

 

1920 

Lieutenant Bernard George Oldaker, 8th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force. Died of pulmonary tuberculosis contracted on active service, on 10th June 1920, aged 27 years. Buried Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver, Canada.

 

 

 

The Second World War

1939

 Squadron Leader Cecil Christian Clark, Royal Air Force. Died 30th November 1939, aged 42 years. Buried in Gosport (St Ann’s) Cemetery

 

1941 

Percy Horsley, village chemist, killed on 27th May 1941, when a German bomb fell on the village, aged 62 years. Buried in St. Mary’s Churchyard, Newick. 

Corporal Frances Walter Kingsland, Royal Army Services Corps. Killed in action in North Africa on 5thDecember 1941, aged 22 years. Buried Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery, Egypt.

 

1943 

Lieutenant Anthony Hutton-Riddell, 1st Royal Dragoons, Royal Armoured Corps. Died in North Africa on 28th March 1943, aged 24 years. Buried in El Alamein Cemetery, Egypt. 

Lance Corporal Jack Weston, 1st Battalion, Royal Berkshire Regiment. Killed in action in Burma on 2ndApril 1943, aged 30 years. No known grave. Commemorated on the Rangoon Memorial, Burma.

 

1944

 Leading Airman George Harry Martin, Fleet Air Arm. Lost at sea whilst stationed at HMS Landrail,otherwise known as Royal Naval Air Station Machrihanish, Argyll and Bute, Scotland, on 17th February 1944. Age unrecorded. Commemorated Lee-on-Solent Memorial, Hampshire. 

Private Wilfred Anger, 1st Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action near Monte Cassino on 28thMarch 1944, aged 21 years. Buried in Cassino War Cemetery, Italy 

Lieutenant Harold Robert Ross, ‘Z’ Special Unit. Killed in action on Soreh Island on16th October 1944, aged 27 years. Buried Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore.

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