Seaford's War Memorials
Along with Seaford's War Memorial, the Great War Memorial in St Leonard's church, the Cross of Sacrifice and CWGC headstones in the Cemetery, and the King's Mead Memorial,|
there are less well-known memorials dedicated to the memory of those who died in war as soldiers and civilians.
|St Leonard's (Sussex RE)||St Peter's Church||Women's Institute||Bowden House School||Baptist Church||Chesterton School||St Peter's School|
|The Foresters||36th (Ulster) Division||British West Indies Regt||Canadian Memorial, Cuckmere|
|Seaford World War II Civilian Casualties|
|Below, in date order, is the Seaford Urban District Council list of 20 civilian casualties.|
Eighteen died as a result of two German air raids, on 25 October (13 killed) and 5 November 1942 (5 killed).
|The majority are commemorated on the WI and Baptist Church memorials, Seaford War Memorial, and/or gravestones in Seaford Cemetery, most in Section E.|
|British West Indies Regiment|
Nubian Jak Community Trust
in partnership with Lewes District Council
In remembrance of the soldiers who served in WWI as part of
the British West Indies Regiment. The 1st of 11 Battalions was
formed at Seaford, Sussex, in 1915 and went on to serve in
Egypt and Palestine. 19 of these brave men are laid to rest here.
British Guyana -- A Company
Trinidad & Tobago -- B Company
Trinidad & St Vincent -- C Company
Grenada & Barbados -- D Company
Over 20,000 volunteers served in the British West Indies Regiment.
Two-thirds came from Jamaica, while others came from Trinidad
& Tobago, Barbados, Bermuda, the Bahamas, British Honduras
(now Belize), Grenada, British Guiana (now Guyana), the
Leeward Islands, Saint Lucia and Saint Vincent.
Supported by Seaford Town Council & East Sussex County Council
|Memorial Plaque erected in the porch of the Cemetery Chapel, 10 November 2015; a memorial tree was also planted.|
|St Peter's, Blatchington - World War I|
|THOMAS RICHARD BARBER
WILLIAM HENRY BROAD
DONALD THRALKELD COUSINS
CHARLES VICTOR MACEY
|JOHN RALPH THEODORE MARSHAM|
ERNEST FRANK MUGGERIDGE
ROBERT SWAIN SALMON
JOHN CLAVELL SALTER
MEDWIN SEYMOUR VARDEN
|[ The church organ is officially the St Peter's War Memorial.|
These names are on a framed list of Parishioners who died in WWI ]
|Bowden House School WWI Memorial|
|To the Glory of God and in|
affectionate remembrance of the
old boys of Bowden House since 1903
who fell in the Great War.
|Lt F W McDONALD MILLER||Grenadier Guards, Oct 1914||Cpt CHARLES E BLAND||Hamps Regt, Sept 1916|
|Pte RICHARD COLLINS||Ldn Scottish, Oct 1914||2ndLt F StV. MORRIS||Sherwd For attd RAF, Apl 1917|
|Cpt BOYCE A COMBE||Royal Fus, Nov 1914||2ndLt WILLIAM F COOPER||Royal Fus, July 1917|
|Lt CYRIL K CHAMER||Yorks & Lancs Rgt, May 1915||Prob FtOfficer WARWICK H TURNER||RAF|
|Lt JOHN H FOSDICK||Rifle Bde, July 1915||Lt S HAMILTON BEGBIE||RFC, Apl 1918|
|Lt A LESLIE H JACOB||Ldn Irish Rfls, Sept 1915||Lt E ROY PALLETT||Royal Fus, Apl 1918|
|Lt GRANT M MICHAELIS||Ryl Enginrs, Sept 1915||Mjr R CUTHBERT ROWDEN||RAF, Apl 1918|
|2ndLt AUBREY N HUTCHINSON||London Rgt, July 1916||2ndLt THOMAS F H WAKE||N Staffs Rgt, Apl 1918|
|Pte HERBERT W BURROWS||KRRC, Sept 1916||Lt G BENEDICT BELL||RAF, June 1918|
|2ndLt A LYNN COOPER||London Rgt, Sept 1916||Lt CYRIL JACKSON||RAF, Aug 1918|
|[ KRRC: King's Royal Rifle Corps. On display at Bowden House, Firle Road, Seaford ]|
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|Chesterton School WWI Memorial|
Roll of Honour
T SYNGE OBE
R H CARTER
A FITZWILLIAMS HYDE
D SMYTH DFC
W DOLPHIN SMITH
R R URE
J A HOUGHTON
G F R JACKSON
H T deB BROWN-GREAVES
|[ Housed in Seaford Museum ]|
|St Peter's School WWII Memorial|
|1939 - 1945|
|P C G ACWORTH||J C KENT|
|D BACKHOUSE||U E LARSEN|
|H A BARKLEY||J M LOOKER|
|P H C BASTABLE||J M LUCAS|
|D R L BEVAN||D MARSHALL|
|M S T BROADWOOD||W M MASON|
|R A S C CALTHORPE||T J MORTON|
|N C COOK||T D PICKARD-|
|R B C COOK|
|P N DAVIES-COLLEY||R M POLLOCK|
|R S W DARVELL||H R ROSS|
|L O FILLITER||R G L SAUNDERS|
|A E HACKING||H B SAYER|
|S H HARDY||R O SCLATER|
|G P HUDDART||G L STEER|
|A P G INCE||R G WALLACE|
|G H JOLLYE||R de W K WINLAW|
|On lower frame edge:|
|H JONES VC, OBE - FALKLANDS 1982|
|[ Housed in Seaford Museum ]|
|Seaford Foresters War Memorial|
COURT CINQUE PORTS
In Memory of the Brethren|
of this Court
Who Gave Their Lives In The
Great War, 1914-1918.
|Bro. C J BURGESS N Fls|
Bro. A LARKINS RNVR
Bro. F ELWIN RAMC
Bro. W L MATTHEWS RFA
Bro. A F GREEN RBge
Bro. E GATES RWKRegt
Bro. T WINTER Sfk Regt
Bro. G A BANKS Bed Regt
Bro. A MUSSELLE Leistr Regt
Bro. G SIMMONS RWSy Regt
Bro. G N BRIGGS DLI
Bro. H JUPP RNVR
Bro. D EARL Sx FRE & H J HARDEN RFA
Bro. O C DENNIS RFA & A N EARL RHS
1939 - 1945.
|Bro. G SIMPSON RAF|
Bro. H C DOBSON Royal Sussex Regt
Bro. J A MORGAN STC
|[ Housed in Seaford Museum ]|
|Canadian WWII Memorial, Cuckmere Haven|
|In 2006 a cairn with plaque was erected in the open field to the left of the path approaching Cuckmere Haven. The origin is explained by the text, below.|
British & Canadian researchers have subsequently found no evidence to substantiate Edwards' tragic tale.
Several Canadian companies were stationed at Cuckmere (one of several possible South Coast invasion sites) for various periods in WWII. There was an air attack in July 1942, but all survived. The memorial's inclusion here acknowledges its existence only, therefore.
The view (left) shows the Cuckmere valley towards Alfriston.
This plaque commemorates the soldiers who died in this area and specifically in this field during World War II. Their numbers are unknown but their memory lives on.
The following is a personal testimony from Corporal LESLIE EDWARDS 1920-2004, a local man who served in the area and laid poppies on this spot every Remembrance Day until his death.
"I will never forget the day in 1940 when a Canadian company came to Cuckmere and pitched their tents in this field. I was stationed here and knew that bombers regularly used this valley for navigation purposes. I tried to tell the commanding officer but he was not interested in what I had to say. Two mornings later the Messerschmitts arrived. Just as the sun was rising they came skimming over the water and up the valley. Around Alfriston they banked hard and came back. Bearing down on the tents they opened fire. Steam, soil and grass rose in front of them as bullets and bombs entered the ground. All the young men in the marquees and bell tents were killed. The commanding officer, who was shaving at the time in the middle coastguard cottage, died instantly when a shell went through the wall that held his mirror"
Remember me when I am gone away.
Gone far away into the silent land.
|Seaford Artisans Golf Club|
|Seaford Museum houses a board which looks very like a war memorial board, with S A G C at the top.|
It was in fact a friends' memorial board, the "SAGC" being members of the Seaford GC, whose records include the members and functions of this society.
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