RUDGWICK REMEMBERS
A SUSSEX VILLAGE'S TRIBUTE TO ITS FALLEN OF TWO WORLD WARS
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The following men with a connection with Rudgwick died as a result of the First World War but were omitted from the Parish War  Memorial, possibly due to having moved away from the parish:


Stoker First Class Edward Allan Johnnie Blake, K.18723

HMS ‘Hampshire’, Royal Navy


Born Rudgwick 1895. Son of John & Emily Ada Blake of 23, The Drive, Worthing. Took part in the Battle of Jutland.  Killed in Action 05/06/1916, aged 21 when his ship, carrying Lord Kitchener to Russia, struck a mine in heavy seas off the Orkneys. Commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial.


Source: Commonwealth War Graves Commission.


L/Bombardier Benjamin William Buss, 42135

197th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery


Born Tisman's Common, Rudgwick. Son of Christopher and Olive Alice Buss, of Ditches Green, Ockley, Dorking, Surrey.

2nd November 1918, aged 26

Buried: Staglieno Cemetery, Genoa


Source: Commonwealth War Graves Commission.


Private Charles Edwards, G/2774

8th (Pioneer) Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment.


Born Rudgwick, enlisted Petworth.

Died of Wounds 31st July 1917.

Buried: Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium
Commemorated on the Coates Church War  Memorial Plaque, Near Fittleworth.


Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War.


Private Nathan Edwards, 4415

1st/5th Battalion, The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment)


Son of the late Nathan and Eliza Edwards, of Rudgwick, Sussex.

12th September 1916, aged 29

Buried: Basra War Cemetery, Iraq


Source: Commonwealth War Graves Commission


Corporal Thomas William Hankins, 938

7th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment.


Born Rudgwick, enlisted Epsom 03/09/1914 aged 21, residence Reigate.

Killed in Action, 12th August 1916. aged 23

Commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France


Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War.
Surrey Recruitment Register.


Private Frederick Hedger, L/5990

2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment.


Born Rudgwick, enlisted Horsham.

Killed in Action, 10th February 1915.

Commemorated: Le Touret Memorial, France.


Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War.


Private Jex King, G/41799

24th (Service) Battalion (2nd Sportsmans) , Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment).


Born Rudgwick, enlisted Horsham, residence Rusper.

Died of Wounds, 10th July 1918, aged 36.

Son of the late David and Mary Ann King, of Rusper; husband of Louisa Ellen King, of Ivy Cottage, Lambs Green, Rusper, Sussex.

Buried: St. Hilaire Cemetery Extension, Frevent, France

Commemorated on the Rusper Village War Memorial.


Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War.


Private William James Cuthbert Laker, 15839

11th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment.


Son of William Laker, of King's Head, Rudgwick, nr. Horsham.

25th January 1917, aged 18.

Buried: Vlamertinghe Military Cemetery, Belgium.


Source: Commonwealth War Graves Commission.


Lieutenant Reginald Charles Legge

'D' Company, Machine Gun Corps (Heavy Branch)


Son of Mrs. Legge, of "Hencocks," Rudgwick, Sussex (moved to the village after ww1).

Died of Wounds, 16th September 1916, aged 34.

Commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
Lindfield War Memorial, Sussex.


Source: Commonwealth War Graves Commission


L/Bombardier Samuel Mariner, 67471

128th Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery


Son of Henry and Harriett Mariner, of Waterbridge Cottage, Cranleigh, Surrey. Born at Rudgwick, Sussex.

30th November 1918, aged 23

Buried: Greenwich Cemetery,


Source: Commonwealth War Graves Commission


Corporal Ernest Martin, 65467

103rd Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps


Son of Robert and Emily Martin; husband of Eunice Ruth Martin (nee Barnard), of 32, Dewe Rd., Lewes Rd., Brighton. Born at Rudgwick.

14th July 1916, aged 36

Buried: Albert Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France


Source: Commonwealth War Graves Commission


Midshipman Reginald Hastings Parker

HMS 'Marlborough', Royal Navy


Son of Aubrey Hastings Parker and Margaret Alice Parker, of Saxes Plat, Rudgwick, Sussex.

25th June 1920, aged 17.

Buried: Haidar Pasha Cemetery, Istanbul, Turkey


Source: Commonwealth War Graves Commission


L/Corporal William Henry Pullen, SD/2981

13th Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment


Born Rudgwick, enlisted Horsham.

Killed in Action, 21st October 1916, aged 37

Husband of Jane Pullen, of Pounds Cottage, Okehurst, Billingshurst, Sussex.

Commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France


Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War.


Private Frank Salmon, G/37301

11th Battalion The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment)


Born Rudgwick, enlisted Guildford, residence Guildford.

Killed in Action, 21st September 1917, aged 34.

Son of Frank and Sarah Salmon, of Guildford; husband of Beatrice Rachel Salmon, of 15, Falcon Rd., Guildford, Surrey.

Commemorated: Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium.


Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War.


Corporal George Sendall Songhurst, S4/143542,

363rd Div. Unit of Suppley, Royal Army Service Corps


Born Rudgwick, enlisted Petworth, residence Ashington.

Died at Sea when the SS Citta Di Palermo, an Italian transport carrying Commonwealth troops, was sunk by mine off Brindisi on 8 January 1916.

Commemorated: Hollybrook Memorial, Southampton.


Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War.


Private Harry Tullett, G/43677,

17th Battalion Middlesex Regiment


Born Rudgwick, enlisted Bedford, residence Waltham Cross, Essex.

Killed in Action, 13th November 1916.

Commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.


Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War.


Private William Henry Thayer, G/1295,

8th Battalion Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment)


Born in Rudgwick. Cowman. Enlisted Cranleigh 02/09/1914 aged 19 years old. Served as Pte G/1295 Queen’s Royal West Surrey Regiment. Served with the BEF in France 26/08/1915-22/11/1915 (7th Bn), 30/03/1916-16/06/1916 (6th Bn) and 21/03/1917-18/05/1917 (8th Bn) Discharged unfit for war service 13/11/1917 due tubular disease of right hip joint. Awarded Silver War Badge No 217906. William returned to Pound Cottages, Alfold, and died at the end of 1919. He is commemorated on the Alfold War Memorial  and buried in Alfold (St Nicholas) Churchyard. Service Pension Records




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