DICKER WAR MEMORIAL
War 1 & Malaya - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Chris Comber 2010
Church of Holy Trinity is fairly modern (1843); the Memorial is inside,
set in a fine stained glass window on the East wall. There are seven
men from World War 1 and one added for the Malayan Emergency of 1949-50.
Copyright © Chris Comber 2010
LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS, THAT A MAN LAY
DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS
ARE MY FRIENDS, IF YE
DO WHATSOEVER I
THE GLORIOUS MEMORY OF
GS/846, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Killed
in action at Richebourg L’Avoue 9 May 1915. Son of Charles & Mary
Ann Cottington of Upper Dicker. Reservist. Born in Chiddingly. 21
years service with the Dorsetshire Regiment 1891-1912. Included
on Hellingly Memorial. (Not included in SDGW Part 40 or the Royal
Sussex Regiment Memorial Panels in Chichester Cathedral). Commemorated
on The Le Touret Memorial
G/7287, 13th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed
in action during the German Spring Offensive 22 March 1918. Aged
27. Son of Mr & Mrs Alfred Funnell of “The Mount”, Lower Dicker.
Born in Hellingly and enlisted in Eastbourne. Included on Hellingly
Memorial. Buried in St. Emille Valley Cemetery.
L./9893, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Killed
in action at the Battle of Loos 25 September 1915. Aged 18. Son
of Mrs Caroline Mitchell later of Frog Firle, Alfriston. Born in
Hellingly and enlisted in Eastbourne. Resident of Upper Dicker.
Included on Hellingly Memorial. Commemorated on The Loos Memorial
G/3460, 9th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 24th Division Killed
in action at the Battle of Loos 25 September 1915. Aged 32. Son
of William & Emma Milham of Mill Farm, Chiddingly. Husband of Mrs
Eunice Milham (remarried) of Hellingly. Born in Hellingly and enlisted
in Hove. Included in Chiddingly Memorial. Commemorated on The Loos
48773, 1st (Reserve) Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Home Command.
Died at home 5 January 1918. Aged 19. Son of Charles & Martha Pearman
of 6, Elm Cottages, Upper Dicker. Born in Kings Cross and enlisted
in Eastbourne. Buried in Gravesend Cemetery, Kent.
TF/3647, 1/5th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 48th Division.
Died of wounds in base hospital at Etaples 5 September 1916. Aged
19. Son of Ernest Edward & Sarah Jane Shoesmith of “The Nurseries”,
Upper Dicker. Born Upper Dicker and enlisted in Hastings. Included
on Hellingly Memorial. Buried in Etaples Military Cemetery.
Corporal 845, 11th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers 18th Division. Taken
prisoner and died in captivity 28 May 1918. Aged 30. Son of George
Monro and Augusta Charlotte Russell of Upper Dicker. Born in Upper
Dicker and enlisted in Westminster. Included on Hellingly Memorial.
Buried in Annois Communal Cemetery.
GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY A.D. 1914-1918
single, inset piece of glass names one ma who died during th Malayan
Emergency. The date of his death has been tramscribed as 1949
but was actually 1951. His grave has been photographed and appears
22382276, 1st Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment).
Killed in action at New Caledonia Estate, Batu Arang, Malaya 22
October 1951 (memorial states 1949). Aged 19. Born 18 February
1932. Buried in Cheras Road Cemetery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Row 19. Grave 1060.
12 October, 2018