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041: Summer 1994

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Eastbourne's Great War 1914-1918

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Book Review by Geoff Bridger. Following the success of his previous book, Lewes at War 1939-1945, Bob Elliston - a well-respected local author and historian - has produced a history of Eastbourne's part in the Great War. It is not a memorial book commemorating the town's war dead for, with over one thousand fatalities, that would have been a mammo…


Lewes and the Great War 1914-1918 January Casualties

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By the end of autumn 1914 the German advance on Paris had been halted and both sides had dug in for the winter, creating a system of opposing trenches separated by waste ground known as 'no man’s land', stretching from the Channel coast to the Swiss border. This was what became known as the Western Front. Until the German breakthrough during their …


Lewes and the Great War February Casualites

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February’s Lewes casualties provide a glimpse of the contrasting life experiences and backgrounds of residents of different Lewes streets, amongst whom three men’s very different stories stand out. Private Daniel Todman of the 9th Royal Sussex Regiment, who died of wounds at a field dressing station near Ypres on 18th February 1916, lived with his…


Aubers Ridge 9 May 1915

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  At the end of April 1915 the Sussex Express carried a cheering report from one of its former reporters, Private W G Horton of the 5th Royal Sussex. Seated on a straw bale in “glorious sunshine” at a rest billet 10 miles from the Front, he expressed the optimism of Lewes’s territorials on a beautiful spring day, that the war would soon be over an…


Aftermath: Ireland

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Amongst those commemorated on Lewes War Memorial is Lance-Corporal Sidney Wright 1/6th Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment, aged 22. One of three brothers lost during the Great War, he was serving in Ireland when he accidentally drowned just outside Wicklow whilst bathing at Travilahawk Strand, between the military camp near the harbour entrance an…