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John Ezra Bryant BEACHER
Private, 13th Battalion , Royal Sussex Regiment.
Killed in Action at Richebourg L'Avoue, France.
21st June 1916, aged 21.
Son of Charlie & Alice Beacher.
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George James BIRCHMORE
Private, 9th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment.
Died of wounds received at Wulverghem, Ypres.
24th April 1916, aged 21.
Son of William & Sarah Birchmore.
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John BULBECK
Private, 13th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment.
Killed in Action at Boesinghe, Ypres.
14th January 1917, aged 22.
Son of Alfred and Louisa Bulbeck
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Lawrence BULBECK (Lawrence KNIGHT)
Munition Shell Examiner.
Accidentally Killed at Munition Bond Puriton, Somerset
28th February 1917, aged 24.
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Edward Teshmaker BUSK
Lieutenant, London Electrical Engineers, Royal Engineers (Territorial),
Died in an aircraft fire whilst undertaking an experimental flight from Farnborough.
5th November 1914, aged 28.
Son of Thomas & Mary Busk. Brother of Hans Acworth Busk.
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Hans Acworth BUSK
Flight Commander, No. 2 Wing, Royal Naval Air Service.
Reported missing, during a bombing raid on
an enemy aerodrome on the Gallipoli Peninsula.
6th January, 1916, aged 21.
Son of Thomas & Mary Busk. Brother of Edward Teshmaker Busk.
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Alfred BUTCHER
Private, 3rd Battalion, Coldstream Guards.
Killed by 'friendly' artillery fire near Ervillers, south of Arras, France,
during the German Spring Offensive.
25th March, 1918, aged 19.
Son of Joseph and Eliza Butcher.
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Alfred Thomas CHEESMORE
Private, 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment
Died of wounds received at the Battle of Cambrai.
27th Dec. 1917, aged 19.
Son of Thomas and Harriet Cheesmore.
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Clement Henry COOPER
Gunner, 'B' Battery, 52nd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery
Killed in Action near Maricourt, Somme, France.
26th June 1916, aged 22.
Son of John & Mary Cooper.
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Arthur Stanley CROSS
Sapper, 17th Divisional Signal Company, Royal Engineers
Killed in Action in The Battle of the Sambre, France.
4th November 1918, aged 30.
Son of Mrs. Ellen Cross. Husband of Edith Cross, of Hayesden Farm, Tonbridge, Kent
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Alfred ETHERINGTON
Private. 29th (Vancouver) Battalion, British Columbia Regt, Canadian Infantry.
Killed in Action at Rosieres, Somme.
9th August 1918, aged 34.
Son of James and Eliza Etherington.
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Arthur Albert GRINSTEAD
Private, 9th Battalion, Essex Regiment
Killed in Action near Albert, Somme, France.
27th March 1918, aged 29.
Son of George and Clara Grinstead.
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James GRINSTED
Acting Corporal, 1st Battalion, Honourable Artillery Company
Killed in Action north of Gavrelle, France.
29th April 1917, aged 31.
Son of John and Louisa Elizabeth Grinsted.
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George Henry HEASMAN
Private, 16th Battalion Middlesex Regiment.
Died at Duisans, France, of Wounds sustained in the Battle of Arras.
23rd April 1917, aged 29.
Son of John and Alice Heasman.
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Leonard HEASMAN
Private, 13th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment.
Killed in Action at Richeboug L'Avoue.
30th June 1916, aged 25.
Son of John and Alice Heasman.
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Frederick Arthur HOWICK
Private, 1st Battalion Essex Regiment
Killed in Action at the Battle of Cambrai.
30th Nov. 1917, aged 38
Son of John and Eliza Howick
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Jacob IRELAND
Stoker, 1st Class, Royal Navy. HMS 'Queen Mary'
Killed in Action at the Battle of Jutland.
31st May 1916, aged 27.
Son of Stephen and Fanny Ireland
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William IRELAND
2nd.Lieut. 2nd Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment
Killed in Action near Hulloch during the Battle of Loos,
25th Sept. 1915, aged 33.
Son of William and Emily Ireland, husband of Eva May Ireland.
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Archibald Boniface Silas JOYCE
Gunner, Howitzer Brigade RN Div. Royal Marines Artillery
Died of Wounds sustained in the Battle of Broodseinde.
7th Oct 1917, aged 45.
Son of John and Frances Joyce. Husband of Harriet Joyce.
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Ernest Henry KENWARD
Private, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment.
Died of Wounds received at the Battle of the Aisne.
18th Sept 1914, aged 20.
Son of Albert and Harriet Kenward
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Luke MARINER
Private, 57th Company, Machine Gun Corps.
Died of wounds received in the final advance of 1918
18th November 1918, aged 24
Son of Thomas and Hannah Mariner. Husband of Annie Eliza Mariner.
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Jack Albert MOORE
Private, 1st Battalion, Queens' (Royal West Surrey Regiment)
Killed in Action near Givenchy, during the Battle of Loos, France
25th September 1915, aged 38
Son of Mark and Ann Moore.
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Maurice Edward NAPPER
Private, 7th Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment
Killed in Action near Cite St Elie, north of Loos, France
17th March 1916, aged 29
Son of James and Catherine Napper. Husband of Edith A Napper
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Edwin Francis PAGE
Private, 5th Battalion Essex Regiment
Killed in Action north of Jaffa, Palestine.
28th November 1917, aged 20
Son of Edwin and Maude Ellen Page
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Charles PERYER
Private, 11th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment.
Killed at Arras. Sat. 12th May 1917.
Aged 36. Son of Thomas and Mary. Brother of Peter. Husband of Annie.
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Peter PERYER
Private, 16th Battalion, Sussex Yeomanry
Died of wounds received in the Battle of Sheria, Palestine. Fri. 9th Nov. 1917.
Aged 30. Son of Thomas and Mary. Brother of Charles
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Ernest Charles RANCE
Private, 10th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers.
Killed in the Battle of Arras. Mon. 9th April, 1917
Aged 35. Husband of Mabel.
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William Gerald Forester RENTON
Captain, 1st King's Dragoon Guards.
Killed in Action near Hooge Chateau, near Ypres. 2nd Jun. 1915.
Aged 33. Son of William and Mabel.
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John McGreggor SMITH
Private , 1st Battalion, Queen's Royal West Surrey Regiment.
Killed in Action near Gheluvelt, in the First Battle of Ypres. Sat. 31st Oct. 1914.
Aged 19. Son of James and Annie.
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John Russell TOWNSEND
Signalman, HMS ‘Black Prince’, Royal Navy
Killed in Action when his ship was sunk by gunfire in the Battle of Jutland. Wed. 31st May 1916.
Aged 20. Son of William and Elizabeth Jane.
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Edwin WALLER
Private, 2nd Battalion. Royal Sussex Regiment.
Died of wounds received in the Battle of Loos. Tues. 28th Sept. 1915.
Aged 20. Son of Mark and Fanny, brother or Mark and Thomas.
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Mark WALLER
Rifleman, 9th Battalion. The Rifle Brigade
Killed in Action near Arras. Wed. 21st Mar. 1917.
 Aged 24. Son of Mark and Fanny, brother of Edwin and Thomas.
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Thomas WALLER
(omitted from Rudgwick War Memorial Plaque)

Private, 7th Battalion.  Royal Sussex Regiment.
Died of Illness at Home. Wed. 29th Oct. 1919.
 Aged 22. Son of Mark and Fanny, brother of Edwin and Mark.
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Walter John WALLER
Private, 9th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers.
Killed in Action during the Battle of The Somme. Sat. 7th Oct. 1916.
Aged 39. Son of John and Harriet Waller.
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Charles William WOODHATCH
Private, 52nd  (Graduated) Battalion. Bedfordshire Regiment.
Died of illness whilst stationed in Norfolk. Wednesday 29th May 1918
Aged 19. Son of Charles and Sophie Woodhatch.
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Robert Percival YOUNG M.C.
Lieutenant, 1/4th Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment.
Wounded at the Battle of Gaza. Killed near Bethlehem. Monday 17th December 1917.
Aged 27. Son of Revd. Arthur Young, Vicar of Rudgwick.
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