Lest We Forget

1 October 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):

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 John KILLICK

Private G/63596 8th Battalion, The Royal West Surrey Regiment. 24th Division.

Killed in action 11.10.18. Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Killick of 13, Council Terrace, East Grinstead. Born in East Grinstead

Buried St. Aubert British Cemetery. F. 270

Ernest W LUFF

Air Mechanic 2nd Class 66516 45th Kite Balloon Section The Royal Air Force. Western Front Units.

Killed in action 12.10.18. Aged 19.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Luff of 3, Chequers Road, East Grinstead.

Buried Bevillers Communal Cemetery.

Leslie Reginald SMITH

Rifleman S/37071 1/8th Battalion, The London Regiment. (The Post Office Rifles) 58th London Division.

Died of wounds 15.10.18. age 18.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. G/J.T.Smith of 16, Queens Road, East Grinstead. Enlisted in Blackdown, Hampshire. Formerly with The Royal Flying Corps.

Buried Houchin British Cemetery F. 106