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Seaford War Memorial

The memorial commemorates the soldiers and civilians of Seaford who died in the Boer War (1899-1902),
World War I (1914-1918, The Great War) and World War II (1939-1945).
"their name liveth for evermore" Photo by Kevin Gordon
Photo © copyright Kevin Gordon
to the memory of those
who laid down their
lives for their country
The Seaford War Memorial was first erected in August 1921 in Dane Road, opposite Richmond Road and close to where the Seaford Fire Brigade was once stationed (the site is now occupied by a supermarket). It was re-sited in 1952 - following updating to include the names of victims of World War II - on a triangular plot near the town centre on the main South Coast road (A259), at its Sutton Park Road junction with Grove Road and Avondale Road. The area, referred to locally as "the cats' cemetery", was walled and landscaped to receive the memorial.
The service to unveil and dedicate the new monument took place on Sunday, 2 November 1952 at 3pm. The Chairman of the then Seaford Urban District Council, WF Streeter, formally unveiled it and the Vicar of St Leonard's, the Reverend FW Shillito, performed the dedication.

Names Inscribed on the Memorial
1899 - 1902
G GREENA JAGOF PATCHEN
C HORSLEYW JORDENG PELHAM
 C R D WINSLOW 
1914 - 1918
AN BACKCW DALEGH HUMPHREYS REED
C BACKSC DAWESWW HUSBANDHL RICHARDSON
AG BAKER0C DENNISTB JACKAT RUSSELL
FA BAKERGB DICKINSONH JUPPRS SALMON
CA BANKSHC DICKINSONP KINGJC SALTER
A BARROWAN EARLA LARKINJG SAVAGE
J BASSD EARLMT LAWRENCECT SIMMONS
TG BLOIS-JOHNSONG EARLWL LAWRENCEFC SIMMONS
M BONIFACEH EASTWOODHT LEAWJ SIMMONS
ER BOWLEYH FIELDGC LEVITTG SMITH
GN BRIGGSHS FORDGA LOMASRA SPOONER
WH BROADC FUNNELLEJ LOWERJC STANFORD
C BROMLEYCW GOODEYRW LOWERM STEVENS
CJ BURGESSHA GOODRICHJ MACEM SYNGE
JD BURGESSWS GORRINGECJ MACEYRS TANNER
H BURTONH GRAYCJ MARTINCJ TOWLER
M CAREYAF GREENWL MATTHEWSBJ TURNER
G CARTERJA GREENAD McALLISTERMS VARDEN
J CASEYT GREENOUGHA MILLERFE WALLIS
C CHAPMANW GUPPYE MUGGRIDGEJ WATERS
DS COCKBURNHJ HARDENGH MUSKETTFJ WELLS
P COMBSWC HARRIOTTAG MUSSELLEGB WHEATLEY
CN COSSTICKHA HARRISWT PAGER WILLIS
F COSSTICKW HARVEYT PATCHENTW WINTER
RH COSSTICKCGW HEADEL PECKHAMGT WOOLER
DT COUSINSST HOLLINGDALER REEDEC WYNTER
1939 - 45
Services
BS AKEHURSTJ DENHOLMWJ HEWETTEC MOOREJ SPOONER
AG ARCHERAS DITCHJ HINERW MOOREEAC THIEDE
EC BAKERRR DITCHR HUBBARDJA MORGANSK THOMAS
K BASSHC DOBSONJ HUCKSTEPJ MORLEYPR THOMPSON
AS BEARDJ DUFFSE HUNTINGTONFX MULLIGANP THOMSETT
FGT BEDWELLRS EARLDA JORDANFW MUSGRAVEMJ TOMLEY
W BEDWELLSR EDWARDSJ KENNARDL PARKSSP TOMLEY
GH BIGNELLJA ELDRIDGETJ KINGTD PICKARD-CAMBRIDGED TRIGWELL
D BLANDKWY FISONEJ KNOWLESWM PROTHEROETF TYRRELL
J BROMLEYRB GALTI LANGC RAYMONDHW WAIT
JG BURNSRV GALTWT LANGRIDGEEA REEAG WALKER
WS CARDCW GATESA LEEKEGM RICHARDSOND WARDROP
CR CHISHOLMWC GRAYJG LOWERJP ROYLED WELLER
HJR CHITTENDENR GREENOUGHJP MACKILLIGINJ SIMMONSDR WHITE
D COLDSTREAMRE HALLA MARLEYCR SIMPSONJ WHITTY
RA COSHAMDTF HARRIOTTEF MARTINAT SMITHGJ WINTER
FE DANELC HARRIOTTF MATTHEWSAL SOANJ WITTERS
A DAWSONWC HARRIOTTMT MAWCS SPINK 
Civilians
Mrs J ANDREWSRSN BRADDICKG FARNESMiss K HOLCOMBEMrs CE SMITH
GB BORRISOWMiss FH BUCKMiss CD FORTMrs H MARTINMrs FE TODD
Miss KM BORRISOWMiss MH BUCKMiss FE GALEMrs CAR MEESONWP TOMLEY
AW BOSWELLMrs AL COOKJ GALEFM PERKINSMrs ME WILLIS

Boer War - 7     World War I - 104     World War II Services - 89, Civilians - 20     Total 220

[ Names are listed alphabetically; some are out of sequence on the memorial ]

The Name Panels
The Seaford War Memorial

The War Memorial
(Listed Grade II, 2018)
Dedication Panel

Front Panel
1899-1901 and Part of 1914-18

Side Panel
Second part of 1914-18 List

Side Panel
1939-1945 Panel

Rear Panel
[ Click for larger images ]

Cuthbert Bromley Memorial Stone
C Bromley VC Memorial Stone, with plaque & Lancashire Fusiliers wreath
Major CUTHBERT BROMLEY VC
19/09/1878 - 13/08/1915

The Lancashire Fusiliers in effecting a landing on the Gallipoli Peninsular were met by very heavy gun fire. The survivors rushed up to and cut the wire entanglements; the cliffs were gained and the position maintained. Bromley was selected by his comrades as performing acts of bravery and devotion to duty.

This stone was unveiled on 16th August 2015 to commemorate the actions of Cuthbert Bromley who was awarded the Victoria Cross during the First World War. Seaford was his town of residence.
[ Brass plaque at the foot of the War Memorial. Major Bromley is also commemorated
above, in St Leonards', and on his family grave in Seaford Cemetery ]
Cuthbert Bromley VC Memorial Stone

Cuthbert Bromley VC Memorial Stone

The original Seaford Great War Memorial is in St Leonard's Church, within which Seaford's war dead are also listed.
Further names and details are recorded under Other War Memorials in Seaford.
For additional information see the Seaford Roll of Honour.

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