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GRAVE LOCATION FOR HOLDERS OF THE VICTORIA CROSS
IN THE COUNTY OF : SUSSEX


EAST SUSSEX WEST SUSSEX

TABLE-1 : EAST SUSSEX

Name Frederick Charles,
BOOTH
Clifford,
COFFIN
Edmond William,
COSTELLO
John James,
CROWE
Rank Captain Major-General Brigadier-General Captain
Force British South African Police
attached Rhodesia Native Infantry
Corps of Royal Engineers
comd 25th Infantry Brigade
22nd Punjab Infantry, Indian Army 2nd Bn The Worcestershire Regiment
VC won Songea, German East Africa,
12 February 1917
Belgium,
31 July 1917
Malakand Campaign, India,
26 July 1897
Belgium,
14 April 1918
London Gaz 8 June 1917 14 September 1917 9 November 1897 26 June 1918
Born Upper Holloway, N London,
6 March 1890
Blackheath, London,
10 February 1870
Sheikhbudin, Punjab, India,
7 August 1873
Devonport, Devon,
28 December 1876
Died 14 September 1960,
Brighton
4 February 1959,
Torquay, Devon
7 June 1949,
Eastbourne
27 February 1965,
Brighton
Grave Bear Road Cemetery, Brighton Holy Trinity Churchyard, Colemans Hatch St Mark's Churchyard, Hadlow Down Downs Crematorium, Brighton
Location
of VC
Not publicly held Royal Engineers Museum, Chatham National Army Museum, Chelsea Worcestershire Regiment Museum, Worcester
Remarks DCM CB DSO & Bar CMG CVO DSO None

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TABLE-2 : EAST SUSSEX

Name James Lennox,
DAWSON
Philip John,
GARDNER
George,
GRISTOCK
Henry Mitchell,
JONES
Rank Colonel Captain Company Sergeant-Major Captain
Force 187th Field Company
Corps of Royal Engineers
4th Royal Tank Regiment The Royal Norfolk Regiment 7th Regiment
(later The Royal Fusiliers)
VC won France,
10 October 1915
Tobruk, Libya,
23 November 1941
South of Tournai, France,
21 May 1940
Crimea,
7 June 1855
London Gaz 7 December 1915 10 February 1942 23 August 1940 25 September 1857
Born Tillicoultry, Clackmannanshire,
25 December 1891
Sydenham, London,
25 December 1914
Pretoria, Transvaal, South Africa,
14 January 1905
Dublin,
11 February 1831
Died 15 February 1967,
Eastbourne
15th February 2003,
Hove
16 June 1940,
Brighton
18 December 1916,
Eastbourne
Grave Eastbourne Crematorium Hove Crematorium Bear Road Cemetery, Brighton Ocklynge Old Cemetery, Eastbourne
Location
of VC
Glasgow University Not publicly held Royal Norfolk Regiment Museum, Norwich Victoria Barracks, Sydney, Australia
Remarks None MC None None

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TABLE-3 : EAST SUSSEX

Name Sir Wilbraham Oates,
LENNOX
George Burdon,
MCKEAN
George,
MONGER
William George,
WALKER
Rank General Captain Private Major-General
Force Corps of Royal Engineers 14th Bn Quebec Regiment
Canadian Expeditionary Force
23rd Regiment
(later The Royal Welch Fusiliers)
4th Gurkha Rifles, Indian Army
VC won Crimea,
20 November 1854
France,
27-28 April 1918
Indian Mutiny,
18 November 1857
Daratoleh, Somaliland,
22 April 1903
London Gaz 24 February 1857 28 June 1918 12 April 1859 7 August 1903
Born Goodwood,
4 August 1830
Willington, Co Durham,
4 July 1888
Woodmancott, Hampshire,
3 March 1840
Naini Tal, India,
29 May 1863
Died 7 February 1897,
Chester Square, London
26 November 1926,
Potter's Bar, Hertfordshire
9 August 1887,
St Leonards-on-Sea
16 February 1936,
Seaford
Grave Lewes Road Cemetery, Brighton Brighton Extra-Mural Cemetery Hastings Borough Cemetery
(Common - headstone erected by local residents)
Woodvale Crematorium, Brighton
Location
of VC
Royal Engineers Museum, Chatham Canadian War Museum, Ottawa Royal Welch Fusiliers Museum, Caernarvon National Army Museum, Chelsea
Remarks KCB MC MM None CB

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TABLE-4 : WEST SUSSEX

Name William Barnsley,
ALLEN
Henry Robert Bowreman,
FOOTE
Lord Edric Frederick,
GIFFORD
Reginald Leonard,
HAINE
Rank Major Major-General Major Lieutenant-Colonel
Force Royal Army Medical Corps
attd 246th Bde Royal Field Artillery
Comd 7th Royal Tank Regiment 24th Regiment
(later The South Wales Borderers)
1st Bn Honourable Artillery Company
VC won France,
3 September 1916
Battle of Knightsbridge, Libya,
27 May to 15 June 1942
Ashanti War, West Africa,
1873-1874
France,
28-29 April 1917
London Gaz 26 October 1916 18 May 1944 26 March 1874 12 June 1917
Born Sheffield,
8 June 1882
Ishapur, Bengal, India,
5 December 1904
Cirencester, Wiltshire,
5 July 1849
Wandsworth, SW London,
10 July 1896
Died 27 August 1933,
Bracklesham
22 November 1993,
Pulborough
5 June 1911,
Chichester
12 June 1982,
Lambeth, South London
Grave Earnley Churchyard, Bracklesham Bay St Mary's Churchyard, West Chillington Fairfield Road Cemetery, Bosham Chichester Crematorium
Location
of VC
Army Medical Services Museum, Aldershot Royal Tank Regiment Museum Not publicly held Not publicly held
Remarks DSO MC & Bar CB DSO Later 3rd Baron Gifford MC & Bar

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TABLE-5 : WEST SUSSEX

Name Norman Douglas,
HOLBROOK
Richard Harte,
KEATINGE
Roderick Alastair Brook,
LEAROYD
Patrick Anthony,
PORTEOUS
Rank Commander Lieutenant-General Wing Commander Colonel
Force Royal Navy * Bombay Artillery, Indian Army 49 Squadron, Royal Air Force Royal Regiment of Artillery
VC won Dardanelles, Turkey,
13 December 1914
Indian Mutiny,
17 March 1858
North of Munster, Germany,
12 August 1940
Dieppe, France,
19 Aaugust 1942
London Gaz 22 December 1914 25 February 1862 20 August 1940 2 October 1942
Born Southsea, Hampshire,
9 July 1888
Dublin,
17 June 1825
Folkestone, Kent,
5 February 1913
Abbotabad, NW Frontier, India,
1 January 1918
Died 3 July 1976,
Stedham Mill
24 May 1904,
Horsham
24 January 1996,
Rustington
10 October 2000,
Funtington
Grave St James Old Churchyard, Stedham Hills Street Cemetery, Horsham Worthing Crematorium St Mary's Churchyard, Funtington
Location
of VC
Holbrook Shire Council, NSW, Australia Not publicly held Not publicly held Not publicly held
Remarks * HM Submarine B.11
Germanton, NSW, Australia, renamed Holbrook in 1915
CB None None

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TABLE-6 : WEST SUSSEX

Name Christopher Charles,
TEESDALE
George,
WALLER
Geoffrey Harold,
WOOLLEY

Rank Major General Colour-Sergeant Captain
Force Royal Regiment of Artillery 1st Bn 60th Rifles
(later The King's Royal Rifle Corps)
9th (County of London) Bn
The London Regiment

VC won Crimea,
29 September 1855
Indian Mutiny,
14 September 1857 *
Belgium,
20-21 April 1915

London Gaz 25 September 1857 20 January 1860 22 May 1915
Born Grahamstown, Cape, South Africa,
1 June 1833
West Horsley, Surrey,
June 1827
Bethnal Green, E London,
14 May 1892

Died 1 November 1893,
South Berstead
10 January 1877,
Cuckfield
10 December 1968,
West Chiltington

Grave St Mary Magdalene Churchyard, South Berstead Holy Trinity Churchyard, Hurstpierpoint
(Grave not marked)
St Mary's Churchyard, West Chiltington
Location
of VC
Not publicly held Royal Green Jackets Museum, Winchester Not publicly held
Remarks KCMG, CB * Elected by the regiment OBE, MC

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