Burwash War Memorial

Burwash War Memorial

Remembering the lives of people commemorated on the WW1 memorial in Burwash, East Sussex, and/or on the Roll of Honour inside the church there. Those commemorated by this memorial included John Kipling, the son of the poet Rudyard Kipling, who was posted as missing in the immediate aftermath of the Battle of Loos, and not confirmed killed until three years later. In 1917 Rudyard Kipling was appointed a member of the Imperial War Graves Commission. He approved all, and composed many, of the epitaphs used by the Commission on its memorials, and wrote pamphlets explaining the policy of the Commission and helped to defend its work in Parliamentary debates. Responsible for the language used for memorial inscriptions, he is attributed with the use of the phrases "Their Name Liveth for Evermore" on numerous memorials (including the Burwash one), and "A Soldier of the Great War known unto God" on CWGC gravestones. The Burwash memorial is very unusual because of the lantern on top which is lit on the anniversary of the deaths of every man commemorated.

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    Died 1916

    British Army G/3904 Private Royal Sussex Regiment 9th Battalion

  • Profile picture for John Thomas Corke

    Born 1895

    Died 1918

    British Army 4498 Private Royal West Kent Regiment

    British Army 53165 Private Liverpool Regiment

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    Born 1899

    Died 1918

    British Army 157065 The Queen's Regiment

    British Army 42672 Private Lincolnshire Regiment

  • Profile picture for Frederick Funnell

    Born 1886

    Died 1917

    British Army 35966 Private Machine Gun Corps

    British Army GS/63016 Private Royal Fusiliers 13th Battalion

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    Born 1889

    Died 1918

    British Army 39999 Driver Royal Field Artillery

    British Army 39999 Bombardier Royal Field Artillery

  • Profile picture for Godfrey Gordon Relf

    Born 1890

    Died 1917

    British Army M2/178480 Private Army Service Corps

  • Profile picture for George Robert Cottingham

    Born 1892

    Died 1918

    British Army 1858 Private Coldstream Guards

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    Born 1895

    Died 1917

    British Army 5/1953 Private Royal Sussex Regiment 1/5th Battalion

    British Army 240292 Lance Corporal Royal Sussex Regiment 1/5th Battalion

  • Profile picture for Albert Thomas Hepden

    Born 1898

    Died 1918

    British Army 16988 Private Royal Sussex Regiment

    British Army 58032 Private Worcestershire Regiment 1st Battalion

  • Profile picture for James Hepden

    Born 1893

    Died 1922

    British Army 5/2016 Private Royal Sussex Regiment

    British Army 240320 Private Royal Sussex Regiment

  • Profile picture for Charles Hepden

    Born 1897

    Died 1917

    British Army G/6703 Private Royal Sussex Regiment

  • Profile picture for Richard Walker

    Born 1883

    Died 1916

    British Army 288 Serjeant London Regiment

    British Army Second Lieutenant Lancashire Fusiliers 2nd/5th Battalion

  • Profile picture for Albert George Hicks

    Born 1894

    Died 1918

    British Army 5/1481 Private Royal Sussex Regiment

    British Army 202128 Private Royal Sussex Regiment

    British Army TF202128 Private Royal Sussex Regiment 5th Battalion

  • Profile picture for Sidney Arthur Oliver

    Born 1896

    Died 1915

    British Army 5/2532 Private Royal Sussex Regiment

  • Profile picture for Thomas Pack

    Born 1899

    Died 1918

    British Army 48382 Private East Surrey Regiment

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    Born 1894

    Died 1926

    British Army Second Lieutenant Suffolk Yeomanry

    British Army Captain Suffolk Yeomanry attached Suffolk Regiment

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    Born 1899

    Died 1918

    British Army 69174 Private King's Royal Rifle Corps

    British Army 115403 Private Machine Gun Corps

    British Army 115403 Private Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)

  • Profile picture for Alfred Isted

    Born 1897

    Died 1916

    British Army SD/1894 Private Royal Sussex Regiment

    British Army SD/1894 Lance Corporal Royal Sussex Regiment

  • Profile picture for John Kipling

    Born 1897

    Died 1915

    British Army 2nd Lieutenant Irish Guards Reserve Bn.

    British Army 2nd Lieutenant Irish Guards 2nd Bn.

    British Army Lieutenant Irish Guards. 2nd Battalion

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    Born 1892

    Died 1918

    Royal Navy Lieutenant

    Royal Navy Lieutenant HMS Narbrough