Lest We Forget

18 October 2017

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IN a regular feature on the Town Council website, we will be remembering, on the anniversary of their deaths, the East Grinstead soldiers who died during WWI,  and who are named on the High Street War Memorial.


This month we recall (as recorded on The Roll of Honour website):

Edgar Horatio COLLINS

Guardsman 27190 2nd Battalion, The Grenadier Guards. The Guards Division.

Killed in action 14. 10.17.

Born in Northleigh, Oxfordshire and enlisted in East Grinstead.

Commemorated on The Arras Memorial Mr.20

William George FOLLINGTON

Private 5229 5th Battalion, The Royal Irish Regiment. Pioneer Battalion, of the 50th Division.

Killed in action near Le Cateau 22. 10.18. Aged 42.

Son of George and Sarah Anne Follington of Eastbourne. Husband of Mrs. Edith Kate Follington of 6, Stockwell Road, East Grinstead, Enlisted in London. Formerly with the Royal Sussex Reg.

Buried Highland Cemetery, Le Cateau F. 190

Percy Frank LINFIELD

Private G/16044 13th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division.

Killed in action nr Ypres 15.10.17. Aged 31.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. John Linfield of Storrington. Husband of Mrs. Esther Barbara Linfield of Whitehorse Yard, Storrington Enlisted in East Grinstead.

Included on Storrington and Copthorne War Memorials. Buried Kemmel Chateau Military Cemetery, Belgium B.1.

William Robert PANKHURST

Private L.10765 1st Battalion, The Royal West Kent Regiment. 5th Division.

Killed in action at Ypres 4.10.17. Aged 19.

Son of William and Caroline Pankurst of 11, College Lane, East Grinstead. Born in East Grinstead and enlisted in Dover.

Commemorated on The Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium MR. 30