Lest We Forget

8 July 2018

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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):

Gilbert Harold COOMBER

Private TF/200698 1/4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 34th .Division.

Killed in action near Grand Rozoy on the Marne 29. 7.18 Aged 20.

Son of George and Maria Coomber of 5, Mill Cottages, Dunnings Road, East Grinstead. Born and enlisted in Horsham. Brother of Sergeant Albert Coomber.

Commemorated on The Soissons Memorial.MR. 18.

Charles William HUMPHREY

Private 36825 12th Battalion, The Norfolk Regiment. 31st Division.

Killed in action 24. 7.18. Aged 18.

Son of Arthur and Sarah Humphrey of 30, Stockwell Road, East Grinstead. Born in East Grinstead and enlisted in Brighton.

Buried Le Grand Hasard Military Cemetery, Morbcque F. 19

William Stanley TIZZARD

Private TF/ 200181 1/4th Battalion, Thessex Regiment. 34th Division.

Killed in action at Grand Rozoy on the Marne 29. 7.18. Aged 21.

Son of George and Mary Anne Tizzard of 7, Railway Approach, East Grinstead. Born and enlisted in East Grinstead.

Buried Raparie British Cemetery, Villemontoire F. 524


Lance Corporal 21835 1st Battalion, The East Surrey Regiment. 5th Division.

Died of wounds 1. 7.18.

Born in East Grinstead and enlisted in Kingston on Thames

Buried Aval Wood Military Cemetery, Vieux Berquin F. 352