SECTION 3


WHAT`  s NEW ?

A reversed chronological review of recently posted items (latest at the top !)


  • A Regimental Shield Presented to St. Paul`s Anglican Church in Katha, on the Irrawaddy, Burma after 58 years. In grateful Thanks for Hospitality received by our 9th Bn. Royal Sussex Regiment at Christmas 1944. - Section 9, Artefacts, Part 10,  Wall-Plaques & Badges.
  • CATCHPOLE 1
  • WADE edit
  • A NEW PROJECT.
    We are now working with the Association Branch of Lewes (Royal Sussex Regimental Association)
    and the Association Branch of Horsham (6/7 Queen's Regimental Association)
    to increase the input & flow of information through coordination, source sharing & communication,
    so as to intensify & increase the efficiency of this Website & it`` s content for future generations.  Thanks to Rosie Potts for linking us. An info-poster is now posted in Section 4, "The Roussillon Herald" Newspaper.
  • BAINES 2
  • ASHBY

Fresh items posted after 1st June 2020

  • anon 407 - Section 12 , The Anonymous Ones.
  • CROWHURST
  • BOSWORTH
  • CLEMENTS 2
  • HUTCHINS 1 - Edit (fresh info)
  • HUTCHINS 2 - Edit (fresh info)
  •  KAY-ROBINSON1 - Lt. Col. Hugh Thomas Kay Robinson DSO + 2 Bars, MSM, 4 X MiD.
  • KAY-ROBINSON 2 - Lt. Col. Hugh Thomas Kay Robinson DSO + 2 Bars, MSM, 4 X MiD.
  • BOURNE 2
  • CRAMP
  • DIVE
  • GODDEN 1
  • Hallmarked Silver & Tortoiseshell Sweetheart Brooch to the Royal Sussex Regiment - Produced during WW 1 (1917) by Sydney & Co, UK, Silversmith - crafted & engraved by hand. - Section 8, Jewellery, Sweetheart Brooches.
  • GARDNER MM (.....and a 7 page gripping story about him !) Section 5, The Nominal Roll (under "G").
  • GURR 1
  • BISHOP 5 (edit)
  • HARVEY 3
  • GODWIN 1
  • BANFIELD
  • JENNER 6
  • NEWMAN 5
  • SEAWARD
  • GILLARD
  • ROBERTS 5
  • HUMBLE_CROFTS (new pic)
  • PHILBY
  • HUTCHINSON 1
  • SMART 2
  • BROCKLESS (Shiny Ninth RSM - Edit)
  • NIXON 1, NIXON 2, NIXON 3, NIXON 4  -  4 fresh entries onto Section 4, Nominal Roll (N)

Fresh Items posted after 1st May 2020 - (better late than never!)

  • COLLINS 4 edit
  • Sean Tierney (...who shot & killed Pte. Bachelor in Aden) has died in prison of the Coronavirus, whilst serving his life-sentence for attempted murder. - (See our full report on "The Roussillon Herald" Newspaper in Section 4.)
  • DUNNING 1
  • LEWIS 3
  • Alan Thubron` s "In Memoriam" post, now posted on Section 18, "IN MEMORIAM".
  • SIVERWRIGHT(A)
  • SIVERWRIGHT(B)
  • SIVERWRIGHT(C)
  • PETTIGREW
  • MEEK (edit)
  • LYDDALL(A)
  • LYDDALL(B)
  • LYDDALL(C)
  • LYDDALL 1
  • JORDAN 1
  • BOSTWICK
  • BURTENSHAW
  • BROOMFIELD
  • WEBSTER 1
  • RUSTELL
  • THORNTON (Sen)
  • GALLARD
  • Our "In Memoriam" to Alan Thubron, Chelsea Pensioner, who sadly died yesterday 16th April 2020, now posted on Section 4, "The Roussillon Herald" & Section 18, "In Memoriam".
  • BLACKMAN3
  • Regimental embroidery from the South African Campaign 1900 - Section 10, Artefacts, Page 13, Textile & Stitch  
  • Now posted in Section 10, Artefacts, Page 21, Smoker` s Objets, -  a Regimental "egg-shaped" silver Snuff-Box.
  • Now Posted on Page 18, "In Memoriam" & Section 4, "The Rousillon Herald - the late WO2 John Butler.
  • STURMER
  • GRAMSHAW edit
  • DENYER
  • CLEARE (B)
  • BOWLES3
  • BAKER3
  • anon 406 - Section 12, "The Anonymous Ones"
  • BROOMFIELD
  • The incredible story of the Men of the LYDDALL Family.

    George - Herbert - James. - Three Royal Sussex Regimental fighting soldiers from 3 different generations in three different Wars. - Now posted on the Nominal Roll and on the "Roussillon Herald" Newspaper.

  • WILLIS1
  • WHIMHURST
  • WENHAM
  • WATSON5
  • TAYLOR15
  • STUNT2
  • STUNT3
  • STUNT4
  • PEAKE1
  • KENNAUGH
  • HOLMES1
  • GOLDING
  • CURLING
  • BRAUND
  • BRAUND1
  • An amusing "In Memoriam" tale of the late John Butler in Korea, written by Mike George. Mike is a Royal Sussex Regimental veteran , who was present with John in 1957 and later commissioned. -  Now posted on Section 4, "The Roussillon Herald", Regimental Newspaper. - Top Article.  - Thanks to Mike for the publishing permission. 

New items Posted after 1st April 2020

  • NOW POSTED ! - The second part (Part 2) of the gripping story from Pte. Shipway, describing his experiences whilst fighting in the trenches in 1918 with the remnants of the 2nd Bn.- Section 4, "The Roussillon Herald" , Regimental Newspaper.- (Underneath Shipway, Part 1)
  • MILLER TD (A)
  • MILLER TD (B)
  • SHIRLEY (A)
  • SHIRLEY (B)
  • SHIRLEY (C)
  • SJOQUIST
  • WENBAN
  • BOWER TD
  • BOWER TD (1) 
  • A further study of 16th Century uniforms of the Regiment added - beautiful & unseen Chas Stadden sketches from his watercolour notepad......Section 4, "The Roussillon Herald" , Regimental Newspaper.
  • VIDLER 1
  • MATHIAS (Mathew)
  • KENNEDY
  • GREEN 3
  • SOAN 1 (A)
  • SOAN 1 (B)
  • BELL
  • Our "In Memoriam" at the sad passing of John Butler. - Now posted on Section 4, "The Roussillon Herald" Newspaper.  
  • PADDON
  • NEWICK
  • LAMB 1
  • EVANS 7
  • TOON
  • BRANSON
  • FIELD 2 (A &B)
  • GURR
  • COCKETT MM+Bar
  • SOFFE
  • FOSTER 7 (1 & 2)
  • USHER
  • BENISTON
  • HUMBLE-CROFTS (Captain)
  • A Silver Bugle Trophy to the 2nd Bn. Royal Sussex Regt. 1930 - Section 10, Artefacts (11) Regimental Silver.
  • IMPORTANT - Now posted on : - Section 4, The Roussillon Herald Newspaper, RHQ Report & SITREP on the Ballymurphy Inquiry. ......It is not quite over yet, brothers ! - Thanks to Mario Buttegieg for the Heads-up.
  • USHER
  • The PERSONAL WAR DIARY of Pte. REGINALD SHIPWAY of the 7th (Service) Bn. Royal Sussex Regiment.

    Now posted on: - Section 4, The Roussillon Herald Newspaper.

    Keeping a diary on active service was, (and is) strictly forbidden, read this very rare, first hand account.

     The official Battalion War Diary is shown running parallel on the right-hand side,

    clearly showing how little was mentioned officially, due to a belated transcript.

    Because Reginald reports everyday, this diary is quite large.- I will publish the second half later.                          A very gripping story & worth a read !

  • Now posted on Section 17, Swing the Lights - FIRING DRILL FOR THE BROWN BESS (Short Land Pattern).                The skill that won the 35th the Battle of Quebec !
  • Now posted on Section 9, Artefacts, (14) Graphic & Print - A large wall painting showing Personalities & 8 full Companies of the 1st Bn. Royal Sussex Regiment in 1898 (possibly an Orbat for Malta)
  • Now posted on Section 4, The Roussillon Herald - Two very rare WW1 photos pf the 7th in action at Aveluy Wood.
  • Now posted on the HOMEPAGE - "The LONG and the SHORT of it" - An amusing photo of members of the 2nd Bn. Band in Shoreham. 
  • Now Posted on Section 5, The Nominal Roll - TODD 1
  • Now posted on the HOMEPAGE - The Regimental History from 1944 to Disbandment.- (As an orientation guide)
  • Now posted on the HOMEPAGE - The Webmaster in Virtual reality
  • Now posted on Section 12, The Anonymous Ones, Pic Nr. 405 - Unknown Royal Sussex recruit at Shoreham Camp.
  • Now posted on Section 10, Artifacts, (14) Graphic & Print - Regimental Card 2009 - 250 Yrs. Quebec Centenary.
  • A SENSATION - Till now unseen, a uniform study of the 35th of Foot, from Chas Stadden` s private sketch-book, Now posted on Section 4, The Roussillon Herald Newspaper, at the top.- That really is, the Coup of the Month !
  • Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, tells the story of his great-uncle and grandfather in the battle of Aveluy Wood (7th Bn.) - Section 4, The Roussillon Herald Newspaper - at the top.
  • Now posted on Section 8, Jewellery, Sweetheart Brooches & other.......Regimental Sweetheart bracelet in Rolled Gold to Mary Groves.
  • Now posted on Section 18, In Memoriam our final tributes to Jack PAYNE, John BLANCHETTE & Chris MESSAGE.
  • An uncut specimen of the  sports Award Medal in Silver of the 2nd Bn`. Royal Sussex Regiment.                                Section 10 Artefacts - Part 2 - Sport & Achievement - Medals & awards.
  • Addition to Section 8, Jewellery, Sweetheart Brooches & other Regimental Jewellery - Large Remembrance circular blue lapel badge to the Queen's Regiment.- The first correct colours & artwork for a long time ! !
  • Ladies Sweetheart Brooch (Lapel) made from a 5th Bn. Cap-Badge, also a further Ladies Sweetheart Brooch as Hat-Pin, made from a R. Sx Cap-Badge - Section 8, Jewellery, Sweetheart Brooches and other Regimental Jewellery. 
  • Now posted on Section 4, The Nominal Roll: Extra story added to Major McROBERTS DSO MC+Bar.
  • STOP PRESS .....Never seen before in this form !.........Exact & complete Casualty Stats for the Royal Sussex Regiment per Battalion, during WW1 - Section 4, "The Roussillon Herald"  Newspaper - at the top.

New items posted after 1st March 2020

  •  Now posted on Section 4, The Nominal Roll : COLLINS 6, KENNERLY, BRAUN (A), BRAUN (B), AZZOPARDI, CHILDREN, CLEMENTS, CONSTABLE 5. 
  • Posted on Section 8, Jewelry, Sweetheart Brooches & other Regimental Jewelry - New version (White & Silver) Regimental Lapel - Pin Button 2020.
  • A complete Post-war Regimental Timeline, covering both the 1st Bn. Royal Sussex Regt. and the 3rd Bn. Queen's Regiment from 1944 to 1966. Now Posted on Section 1, The HOMEPAGE. A new Regimental Quick Reference tool, important for your faster website fact-finding orientation.
  • The gripping, but sad story of the almost complete destruction of the brave, 7th (Territorial) Bn. Royal Sussex Regiment, during their gallant rearguard action near Amiens, France 1940.- Section 17, Swing the Lights - at the top.
  • Addition to Section 4, The Roussillon Herald News -  4 important posts now completed - (1) Our In Memoriam to the late Johnny Blanchette (2) Belated report concerning the statue of Maurice Patten in Chichester (3) Background Profile & pics for Bryan Probert who was REME attached. (4) The Equipment & Profile of the Mounted Infantry - Royal Sussex Regimental Contingent of the Camel Corps, who fought at Abu Klea, South Africa. 
  • Now posted on Section 4, The Roussillon Herald Newspaper - For your info - Our Facebook entry for February - A sketch/graphic showing troops singing the Regimental song in WW1. 
  • Now posted on Section 25 , Swing the Lights, (at the top) - The Recruiting Booklet to the Junior Soldier` s Wing  (Bandsmen & Drummers) - The Home Counties Brigade Depot, Canterbury - 1960` s.                                                     (The Royal Sussex Regiment is of course included).

  • Now posted on Section 4, The Roussillon Herald Newspaper - "FREE SUNDAY" - An ode to the only Free Sunday in the Month, during Boy` s Service. A good memory tug !
  • Addition to Section 5, The Nominal Roll - WOOD 11
  • Addition to Section 15, The Regiment in Photographs, Timeline 3 - The Royal Sussex Shooting Team & their Trophies, shown here in 1929 & 1930. (two photos)
  • Addition to Section 15, The Regiment in Photographs, Timeline 2, 1914 - A section of the 5th Bn. Ready for War.
  • Addition to Section 11, Uniforms, Uniform Artefacts - A Modern remake of the official stable-belt of the Royal Sussex Regiment in Royal Blue & Orange (2019)
  • Addition to Section 11, Uniforms, Uniform Artefacts - A modern remake copy of the Pillbox Officer`  s Cap from 1880. (2019)
  • Addition to Section 8, Jewellery, Sweetheart Brooches & other Regimental Jewellery - Large Remembrance poppy badge to the Queen's Regiment
  • Addition to Section 8 , Jewellery, Sweetheart Brooches & other Regimental Jewellery -  A bogus version of the official Vets Badge in Royal Sussex livery (not official)
  • Addition to Section 10, Artefacts, Part 14, Graphic & Print - Decorative Colours & Badge of 5th (Cinque Ports) Bn. Royal Sussex Regiment on a Recruiting Poster 1914.  
  • Addition to Section 12, The Anonymous Ones - Photo No. 398 - 3 jolly boys in postwar Cologne 1919.
  • Addition to Section 16, Regimental Memorials & Plaques, Frontispiece - Gravestone carving using CNC.
  • Additions to Section 16, Regimental Memorials & Plaques, Chailey - Memorial Stained Glass Window to Cyril Reed Peckett, Royal Sussex Regiment.
  • Addition to Section 10, Artefacts, Part 11, Regimental Silver - Sliver Pocket Watch to Bandmaster Pomphrey, 1935.
  • Addition to Section 10, Artefacts, Part 13, Textile & Stitch - Royal Sussex crest on white silk in cigarette packet.
  • Additions to Section 10, Artefacts, Part 14, Graphic & Print - Regtl. Xmas Card 1921, - A Regtl. Wall Message as the 1/4th Bn. leaves for War, 1915. and a Regimental "Qwik" Postcard.
  • Addition to Section 14, The Regiment in Art, The Siege of Malta and around 1800 - A sketch of the Main Guard in Valletta at Guard Mount during Carnival, 1890.
  • Addition to Section 9, Badges & Insignia, Officers Cap-Badges - A Silver Cap-Badge , made in Germany during occupation (German Silversmith) Very rare !
  • Addition to Section 10, Artefacts, Part 21, Smoker`s Objects - Royal Sussex Zippo Cigarette Lighter.
  • Additions to Section 5 , The Nominal Roll - ALLEN 2, BUNCH, CONETTA, COOKE, COOMBES 1, DUNKELD, FOGDEN, RUSSELL 9, WOOD 11. 

New Entries posted after 1st February 2020. 

  • A magnificent UNIFORM STUDY OF THE EARLY 35th REGIMENT OF FOOT in 3 parts,from a private source, lent to us by the artist. - Many Thanks - We remain forever indebted ! - "Sec. 4, The Roussillon Herald" News.

  • News additions to Section 5,The Nominal Roll - Names for "R" & "S" sections now added.                                                  (took hours ! - but nearly finished now)
  • Three remarkable Royal Sussex Regimental uniform studies.- Not seen before - (paintings as prints) for which I have now acquired the rights to publish. - Go & "Feast your Eyes " - Section 4 - "The Roussillon Herald" News
  • Just posted on (1) the Home-Page - New art pic of 35th Grenadier from 1766 - Beautiful watercolour sketch.
  • Now posted on the Section 5, The Nominal Roll - ARCHER, AUBIN, BARRELL, CARNE edit, CHRISTMAS 1, FISH 2, FISHER 6,  FOSTER 7 (B), FRANCIS 4, FUNNELL edit, GILLESPIE (A), GILLESPIE (B), HOLMES 1 edit, JACKSON, JENNINGS obit, JOTCHAM, KEKEWICH, KENT 2, MALE, NEWMAN, POLLARD-URQUHART (A), POLLARD-URQUHART (B), RIDDING, SHIRLEY (A), SHIRLEY (B), SHIRLEY (C), SKIPWORTH (A), SKIPWORTH (B), WENBAN, WINGFIELD,  WROUGHTON.  30 New faces altogether ! (including 4 edits) 25 Jan 020.
  • Now posted on : Section 10, Uniforms - Uniform Artefacts - Hatmaker` s Drawing/Plan for a Leather Cap for a Rifleman from the Battalion Company, 35th of Foot, ca1813.
  • Now posted on : Section 17, In Memoriam - Our Regimental Obituaries for Barrell, Coade, Message, Arnold, Delves, Jennings, Norton, Seaton, Jenkinson & Tidy, RIP.
  • Now posted on : Section 14, The Regiment in Photos - Timeline 1, 1800 to 1914 - The Story of Lowther & "The Lamb" (The "Southdown" Bns. becoming Lowther` s Lambs - 3 pages)
  • Now posted on : Section 14, The Regiment in Photos - Timeline 4, WW2 - Burma & Malaya - New pics of the 9th Bn. (Shiny Ninth)
  • Now posted on : Section 14, The Regiment in Photos - Timeline 1, 1800 to 1914 - Mixed Bunch from the 5th Bn. (Cinque Ports) at Annual Camp in Arundel (prewar 1914)
  • Now posted on : Section 8, Badges & Insignia - "Rare & Scarce" - `Cap-badge & Armband of Sussex Volunteer Training Corps. (VTC) Very short-lived, two years only & succeeded by the other Territorials/Militias.
  • Now posted on : Section 7, Jewellery - Sweetheart Brooches - Silver S.Africa Campaign Version - 1900 to 1912.
  • Now posted on : Section 8, Badges & Insignia - Frontispiece - A modern Royal Sussex Fake Cap-Badge (May 2019) from China (Modern technology allows them to do them quite well, nowadays !)
  • Now posted on : Section 9, Artefacts - (13) Textile & Stitch - Regtl. Kneeling Cushion from Wingham Church. 
  • Now posted on : Section 9, Artefacts - (19) Personal Curios - Royal Sussex Regtl. Pocket Watch from Ravel.
  • Now posted on : Section 9, Artefacts - (11) Regimental Silver - Silver Platter to Lt. Col. Langridge from 4th/5th.
  • Now posted on : Section 9, Artefacts - (14) Graphic & Print - Royal Sussex Regimental Diary 1936
  • Now posted on : Section 9, Artefacts - (2)Sport & Achievment - Medal won by Lt. HRH The Duke of Norfolk.
  • Now Posted on : Section 11, The Anonymous Ones - Seven further unknown soldiers added (making 397 entries altogether) anon391, anon392, anon393, anon394, anon395, anon396 & anon397. - Tale a look !
  • Now posted : Section 10, Uniforms - 1800` s Officers - A subaltern of the Battalion Company - 1815
  • Massive backlog to post from the Xmas period...........Patience Gentlemen, Patience !...We will get there !
  • Now posted on The "Roussillon Herald" Newspaper - The new rifle or not ? - SA80 in trouble.
  • Our Obitural tribute to the late Major John Barrell  on his passing. now posted on the "Roussillon Herald" Newspaper.
  • HAPPY CHRISTMAS - Our Christmas card for this year....to all, is in the form of a Film-Clip.                     You can find it on Sect. 4, "The Rousssillon Herald" Newspaper.... at the top.                       
  • FOR YOUR INFO - The graphic representation on Social Media from this website,                      (Facebook,Whatsapp, Twitter, etc) for December. - I keep a constant presence, throughout the web.                        Now posted on Section 4, "The Roussillon Herald" Newspaper.
  • STOP PRESS!    Just posted ! - The presentation Booklet commemorating the Regiment`s service, whilst on Public Duties in London - 23rd Septemb!er to 26th October, 1963.  20 Pages....now on "Section 33, Public Duties"
  • Our In Memoriam to the late Ivor Tidy - Now posted on Section 4, "The Roussillon Herald" Newspaper.

New Entries posted after 1st December 2019 through the New Year incl. January 2020. 

  • Our "In Memoriam" to the late, Cpl. Brian A. Seaton - now posted on Section 4, "The Roussillon Herald" Newspaper.

  • Our "In Memoriam"  to Major Steve Bream QGM, now posted on Section 2, The Message Board.
  • Our "LAST POST" Tribute to the late, WO II Raymond "Jinks" Jenkinson  BEM - by courtesy of his niece (pictured) Mrs. Michelle Harvey Axton - Section 4, "The Roussillon Herald" Newspaper.
  • Service Tunic worn by Lt. (Acting Capt.) William F. Campbell, The Royal Sussex Regiment. - He served with the regiment between 1897 and 1902, seeing action during the Boer War (1899-1902) and receiving the Queen's South Africa Medal for his services, the ribbon of which is visible. - Section 10, Uniforms - Uniform Artefacts.
  • The latest Newsletter from the Royal Sussex Association, now posted on Section 4, " The Roussillon Herald" News.
  • A very old Royal Sussex Signet Ring - Section 7 , Jewellery - Sweetheart Brooches & Regimental Jewellery.
  • New entries to the Section 4, THE NOMINAL ROLL : - ABRAHAMSON
  • ALEXANDER edit
  • ALEXANDER notes
  • BLACKER
  • BLACKER notes 1
  • BLACKER notes 2
  • DI AGOSTINO brenda
  • DI AGOSTINO mario
  • COURT
  • GARRETT MM (A)
  • GARRETT MM (B)
  • GRIFFITHS 1
  • GRIFFITHS 2
  • GRIFFITHS 3
  • HOPE
  • HOPE 3
  • HOPE 4
  • HOPE 5
  • HOPE 6
  • LEAKE
  • MATON
  • PATTEN
  • PERKINS
  • PUTLAND
  • REYNOLDS
  • SIMMONDS
  • WARNER (A)
  • WARNER (B)
  • WELCHMAN (A)
  • WELCHMAN (B)
  • WILKINS
  • WILMSHURST edit
  • Large post - 175 new objects posted under "Artefacts"  - Section 9, Artefacts - Various Categories.  - The categories have also been renamed & are more detailed/finer orientated.
  • An engraved silver Mess teaspoon 1913 - Section 9, Artefacts - 14 Regimental Silver. 
  • ALLEN 
  • AUSTIN
  • BARNETT
  • BINGEN (Edit)
  • BLACKMAN
  • BROWN harold
  • BRYANT DCM
  • CARTER cecil
  • CARTER john
  • CASTLE
  • CHASE
  • COLEMAN (Edit)
  • DANIELS
  • DIMES (Edit)
  • DRURY
  • ERICSON MM
  • GARIBALDI
  • HARDEN (Edit)
  • HAYMAN (Brothers)
  • HEATHFIELD
  • HENTY
  • HILDER
  • HINGSTON
  • HISSEY (A)
  • HISSEY (B)
  • HOLMES 1
  • JULIUS
  • LINCOLN
  • LINES
  • LOYD
  • LYNCH 2 (Edit)
  • PERKINS
  • RUSSELL
  • SAMBUCI
  • SCRIVENER (Edit)
  • SEABY
  • TEE
  • TUPPEN
  • Newsletter Notes from the Queen`s Regiment - Section 4, "The Roussillon Herald" Newspaper.
  • Report on the tragic death of CSM Mark Kingston, late of 3rd Bn. Queens Regiment.                                                           Now on Section 4, "The Roussillon Herald" News. - Courtesy "Daily Mirror".

New Entries posted after 1st November 2019

  • Our tribute to the late "Angie" Barber of Richmond Platoon, 3rd Bn. Queens Regiment - Now posted on the Section 4, "The Roussillon Gazette" Newspaper
  • Now posted on Section 4, The Roussillon Herald News - Details of all Parades & Services in Sussex for all towns & villages for Remembrance 2019.         
  • Now posted on Section 16, Swing the Lights - All Records of the number of Soldiers who Fell (died) per Month/week/Regiment, from the Royal Sussex Regiments, during WW1.   (Records  of the 2nd,  6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th,11th, 12th 13th Bns.)  - An extremely sad document.
  • Now posted on Section 4, The Roussillon Herald News

    Parade & Service Instructions,

    ..for the Dedication of the Statue of G/483 L/Cpl. Maurice Patten, (1892-1916) 7th Bn. Royal Sussex Regt.- (Sculptor - Vincent Gray) in Litten Gardens , Chichester Cathedral, on Remembrance Sunday 10th November 2019.
  • Now posted on Section 4, "The Roussillon Herald" Newspaper - The results of the first meeting of the Royal Sussex Regimental Association Working Group (for the future of the Regiment)

New Entries posted after 1st October 2019

  • A Personal StoryThe story of Pte. Albert John Harris, 9th (Shiny Ninth) Bn. Royal Sussex Regiment - Section 16,  Swing the Lights (at the top)

  • Now on Section 32, Regimental Films & Videos - The Regiment on film clips Historical & Modern Colletion.
  • Now on Section 4, "The Roussillon Herald" Newspaper,  "BOXER", the new British Fighting Vehicle.
  • Now on Section 4, "The Roussillon Herald" Newspaper, our "In Memoriam" to the late Jinks Jenkinson.
  • Now on Section 4, "THe Roussillon Herald" Newspaper.   - Casri "Joe" Ramsaroop is back in Town !
  • Now on Section 4, "The Roussillon Herald" Newspaper, Some pics from Lemgo Revisited 2019. 
  • Now on Section 4, "The Roussillon Herald" Newspaper, The Queens association Corps of Drums at the Saracen`` s Head (UV affect !)
  • anon 389 - (Section 11, The Anonymous ones.)
  • anon 390 - (Section 11, The Anonymous ones.)
  • anon 391 - (Section 11, The Anonymous ones.)
  • anon 392 - (Section 11, The Anonymous ones.)
  • anon 393 - (Section 11, The Anonymous ones.)
  • Photos from the Regimental Reunion in Lewes 2019 - An impression. - Now on the "Roussillon Herald" - (Section 4, "The Roussillon Herald" newspaper)
  • HOPE (A)         - (NOMINAL ROLL - GHI)
  • HOPE (B)         - (NOMINAL ROLL - GHI)
  • ROGERS 1 (A) - (NOMINAL ROLL - PQR)
  • ROGERS 1 (B) - (NOMINAL ROLL - PQR)
  • PUTLAND 2     - (NOMINAL ROLL - PQR) 
  • A Regimental Mess Tray in Silver to Lt. Col. Goodwin - Royal Sussex Regiment.   (Section 9, Artefacts - 14, Regimental Silver) 
  • Shoulder Cross-belt Badges Nos 2 & 3 - (Section 8, Badges & Insignia - Badges for Shako, Helmet, Glengary & Cross-Belt)
  • Shoulder Cross-belt Badge No 4 - (Section 8, Badges & Insignia - Badges for Shako, Helmet, Glengary & Cross-Belt)
  • anon 388 - (Section 11, "The Anonymous Ones")
  • A porcelain Elephant, badged to the Regiment,  - (Section 9, Artefacts - part 15, Porcelain & China) 
  • A porcelain "Costril" bottle (field worker`  s carrier for liquid refreshment), badged to the Regiment.                 - (Section 9, Artefacts - part 15, Porcelain & China)
  • The Regiment at the Priez Memorial - Dedication & unveiling Service.                  10th September 2014 - The ITV Film. - (Section 4, "The Roussillon Herald")
  • An interesting article on the British hand salute - (Section 4, The Roussillon Herald) Newspaper.
  • A hand made cushion, with cross-stitch embroidery. - This WW1 fighting motto in Sussex slang, “WUNT BE DRUV“ was unofficially adopted by the Southdown Battalions. - The official motto should have been: “Nothing succeeds like Sussex“, but the men in the ranks would say : “ WE MAY BE FARMERS, BUT WE DON`  T SUCK SEEDS !“               (Section 9, Artefacts - N0 16, Textile & Stitch.)
  • New : posted today ! - 4th Sept on Sec.4. "The Roussillon Herald",  ! - (Sec. 4, The Story of Roussillon Barracks)
  • REYNOLDS 3 - (NOMINAL ROLL - PQR)
  • Royal Sussex Regtl. embroidery from young ATS girl in Egypt 1942 - (Section 9, Artefacts "- No 16, "Textile & Stitch)
  • Unusual side view of Officer`  s Silver Cap-Badge - (Section 8, Badges & Insignia - Officer`` s)
  • LEAKE                - (NOMINAL ROLL - GHI)
  • GARRETT 2 (A) - (NOMINAL ROLL - GHI)
  • GARRETT 2 (B) - (NOMINAL ROLL - GHI)
  • STOP PRESS    ARMY RECRUITING, A SITREP - COL. RICHARD KEMP (ret) reports on the present situation of Army Recruiting - Don`  t read this, if you get angry easily ! - (Section 4, The Roussillon Herald" ) Newspaper.
  • anon 387 - (Section 11, "The Anonymous Ones")
  • anon 386 - (Section 11, "The Anonymous Ones")

New entries posted after 1st September 2019

  • An old photo of a Royal Sussex Soldier & his "Bed-Kit" on Foreign Service - ca1870.                                                   (Section 10, Uniforms - 1800``  s All Ranks)
  • anon 385 - A whole WW1 serving family un-named - A father & 5 sons - (Section 11, "The Anonymous Ones")
  • An ancient Sweetheart Brooch, cast in brass in wreathed forrm.- (Section 7, Jewellery - Sweetheart Brooches)
  • An attractive brass Snuff-Box as Trench Art - First World War - (Section 9, Regimental Artefacts - Trench Art)
  • Royal Sussex soldiers of the 1/4th Bn. relax withe their pets under canvas in Waziristan (NWF) 1917.                                (Section 14, "The Regiment in Photos" - 1st World War - 1917)                                                 
  • Very rare (short Lived !) Badges of the Sussex Rifles Militia - (Section 8, Badges & Insignia - Rare & Scarce)
  • anon 384 -  (Section 11, "The Anonymous Ones")
  • anon 382 -  (Section 11, "The Anonymous Ones")
  • anon 381 - (Section 11, "The Anonymous Ones")
  • anon 380 - (Section 11, "The Anonymous Ones")
  • STOP PRESS
    I have found a very rare film-clip, showing the final development of the Wombat on FV432.
    (too late for us, I think ?) before the weapon became obsolete. - We see a mount like a moving lafayette & the cramped Gun Drills of Nos 1 & 2. - It appears (to an old Wombat gunner, like myself) ,cramped & difficult drills.....and it all appears neither stable nor accurate. - It is no wonder it was disscontinued !
    A coincidence also - It is 56A, the first gun of "A" Coy, which was my old callsign !
    Now posted on Section 4, "The Roussillon Herald" for your pleasure.
    It is only an old GIF, so it is grainy & wobbly ! - You can put the clip into Slo-Mo if necessary !                               (Section 4, "The Roussillon Herald" Newspaper)
  • The WO` s & Sgt` s Mess at Palace Bks. - 1961 - Here an unusually large, cropped enlargement so that we can easily recognise the faces - You will have recognition fun with this - (Section 4 - "The Roussillon Herald" Newspaper.)
  • A Royal Sussex Camel Troop on the march in the Sudan, showing the Troop Commander & his Sgt.                   (Section 13, The Regiment in Art - The Battle of Abu Klea (Sudan) 17th Jan 1885)
  • Regimental Sweetheart Brooch in Sterling Silver - Engraved by hand - The Onyx background has failed & only the glue is visible, which has been painted over. - (Section 7, Jewellery - Sweetheart Brooches)
  • Regimental "Lucky" Sweetheart Brooch added, with Royal Blue emaille - (Section 7, Jewellery - Sweetheart Badges)
  • anon 379 - Unknown Royal Sussex soldier in Hospital-Blues - (Section 11, "The Anonymous Ones")
  • The famous short film of the 1st Bn. Royal Sussex Regiment, performing it`` s pageant of the Battle of Quebec.        200 years since the Regiment was on the Plains of Abraham. - Performed on "The Green" at Roussillon Barracks, Chichester 1959. - (Section 4, "The Roussillon Herald" Newspaper)
  • A small Regimental Sweetheart brooch on a hat-pin - (Section 7, Regimental Jewellery, Sweetheart Badges)
  • A List of all the Royal Sussex Regimental Officers who led a Bn. in action, as CO, during the battles of the Great War 1914-18 - (Section 4, "The Roussillon Herald" Newspaper)  Whatever happened to them all ??   

  • (Section 31 - Weapons, Etcetera) now revamped & renewed for your pleasure with many striking photographs. - Now it` s REALLY worth a visit & a browse !
  • The Riot Guns - 1960`` s/70`` s & 80` s - firing CS Gas & Rubber for crowd control.- (Section 31 - Weapons, Etc)
  • Our "In Memoriam" to "The Boss" Cololnel Roderick M. Arnold now posted  : (Section 17 - In Memoriam - Under A)
  • anon 372 - (Section 11, The Anonymous Ones)
  • anon 373 - (Section 11, The Anonymous Ones)
  • anon 374 - (Section 11, The Anonymous Ones)
  • anon 375 - (Section11, The Anonymous Ones)
  • anon 376 - (Section 11, The Anonymous Ones)
  • anon 377 - (Section 11, The Anonymous Ones)
  • anon 378 - (Section 11, The Anonymous Ones)
  • MATON (edit, new text)
  • New on the HOMEPAGE ! - "The SULTRESS" by the late Charles Stadden - (Camp follower, Wein Pedlar, Naughty Girl, etc,)
  • A Blast from the Past ! - THE SIGNALS AIDE MEMOIRE for Signal Operators of an Armoured Infantry Battalion - 1968.  .......  A real Gem ! - Just posted at ; (Section 4, "The Roussillon Herald") Newspaper, top article.
  • A new book entry - "THE ORANGE LILLIES", A crime story about a Royal Sussex soldier in WW1 and his sweetheart.written by a forensic genealogist - Nathan Dylan Goodwin - 2014  (Section 26 , BIBLIOGRAPHY) 
  • GRIFFITHS 1          (NOMINAL ROLL - GHI) - Large edit with extra notes.
  • GRIFFITHS 1 (A)    (NOMINAL ROLL - GHI)
  • GRIFFITHS 1 (B)    (NOMINAL ROLL - GHI)
  • COURT                    (NOMINAL ROLL - ABC)

New entries posted after 1st August 2019

  • Article on Capt. Leonard "Len" G. Butt - D-Day Veteran - Fighting Sapper & Orange Lily.                                                      Thanks to Bill Dixon for pics & Report. - (Section 4, "The Roussillon Herald" News, top article)

  • WARNER 3 (A) & WARNER 3 (B)               (NOMINAL ROLL - WXYZ)
  • WELCHMAN 1 (A) & WELCHMAN 1 (B)  (NOMINAL ROLL - WXYZ)
  • WILMSHURST (edit)                                   (NOMINAL ROLL - WXYZ)
  • WILKINS 4                                                    (NOMINAL ROLL - WXYZ)                                      
  • Our IN MEMORIAM to Lt.Col. John White, late of SP Company - Now on Section 4,"The Roussillon Herald" News.
  • Paul Munday asked about his Grandfather``  s War Service. - The result of the webmaster`` s research can be found on (Section 4, "The Roussillon Herald" Newspaper)

  • STOP PRESS !! - This  content of this website, has been accepted by the board of the Imperial War Museum. It is permanently posted into their feature "Lives of the First World War".                                                                                        I am pleased to say, that we have made it, to one of the most prestigious web positions possible in the country.  (which deals with this form of study) They are even using our content as a "Working Folder", which mirrors their regard for our work.                                                                                                                                                                                  I must admit, as a "little"webmaster, I am am  proud also, that the Royal Sussex Regiment alone, has reached this position & none other Regiments of the Line.                                                                                                                                                           The following link will take you to our Imperial War Museum entry :

    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.iwm.org.uk/community/2363            COPY & PASTE !

  • THE COMPLETE DRILL FOR COLOUR PARTIES & STANDARD BEARERS. - (for Colours, Standards & Guidons) - Something New, not only for Bruno ? - (Section 4, "The Roussillon Herald" Newspaper.) 

  • The CURRENT NEWSLETTER from the Royal Sussex Regimental Association for SUMMER 2019, is now posted in full, on :                
  • The Royal Sussex Regiment at the "Not Forgotten" Garden Party at Buckingham Palace.                                        New text & Photo on :  (Section 4, "The Roussillon Herald" Newspaper)
  • Brenda D` `Agostino died recently in Australia - (Mario died in 2002) - (Sect. 4, "The Roussillon Herald" News)

New entries posted after 1st July 2018

  • Crazy Do-It-Youself Shoulder Tab from WW2 era - (Section 16, Artefacts - No 16, Textile & Stitch)
  • The story of William "Bill" Fitzgerald - Chelsea Pensioner - (Section 4, "The Roussillon Herald" Newspaper) 
  • (The Section 4, "The Nominal Roll").... has been freshly vamped & provided with extra links to make surfing and searching for persons, slightly easier......take a look !
  • Another new (old) book.- "A record of the 4th Bn. 1859 to 1913" by Maj. B. T. Hodson has been added to our collection in our bibliography section - (Section 26, Bibliography - Top Entry)
  • ALEXANDER (A) edit
  • ALEXANDER (B) text
  • ALEXANDER (C) text
  • BROWN 19
  • ABRAHAMS 1
  • anon 371 - (Section 11, "The Anonymous Ones")
  • Robert "Jonah" Jones - The Last Salute - (Section 4, "The Roussillon Herald" Newspaper.)
  • The late Pte. Wareham`  s written account of his terrible time at Dunkirk.- (Section 16, Swing the Lights No O)
  • "The Wolves of the Radfan" written by David Brown (Pseudonym for a well known Queensman)                          (Now posted on Section 26, Bibliography)
  • The King```  s Colour & the Regimental Colour of the 4th Bn. Royal Sussex Regiment,                                             laid up in a side Chapel of St. Mary`s, the Parish Church of Horsham, Sussex. - Normally half hidden from view. - With it` s shrouds very dusty & it` s silks so brittle.  -   (Section 4, "The Roussillon Herald" News)                          (Thanks to Andrew Byford of Queen`  s Branch Horsham, for the pics !)
  • STEWART (edit) - (Nominal Roll, STUV)
  • HAWE                  - (Nominal Roll, GHI)
  • The complete WW1 story of  single soldier. Pte SHORT of the 2nd Bn. Royal Sussex Regiment at Loos in 1915.    (Section 4, "The Roussillon Herald" Newspaper - last entry)
  • Our Tribute & Congratulations to Maj. Brian Michael Hudson BEM on his award & retirement.                 (Section 4, "The Roussillon Herald" Newspaper) 
  • The story of Sgt. Bruce Hoad & his BEM - (Section 16, "Swing the Lights" Entry No. 30 & in Section 4, "The Roussillon Herald", Newspaper) 
  • anon 369 - (Section 11, "The Anonymous Ones")
  • OSBORNE 7 - (Nominal Roll - MNO) 
  • ATTENTION - Important post for all !                                                                                                                             largest post of 90 super photos  from the 5th Anniversary of the QRMW woodland, including Commemoration Service & Memorial dedication etc, to the late Robert "Jonah" Jones. - Queensman & Webmaster. - Now posted on :  (Section 4, Roussillon Herald" Newspaper) - Upper Article. - More Details on the Message Board.

New Entries posted after 1st June 2019

  • The Newsletter for Spring 2019, from the  Royal Sussex Regimental Association.                                                       (A first from secretary Edwin Drew !) - (Section 4, "The Roussillon Herald" Newspaper)        
  • Interesting Regimental Cane with floral surround to the Crest                                                                                         (Section 9, Regimental Artefacts - Canes & Weapons)
  • PARTRIDGE             - (Nominal Roll - PQR)
  • GRIFFITHS 4 edit   - (Nominal Roll - GHI)
  • GREEN 1 edit          - (Nominal Roll - GHI)
  • Photos added of men of the 9th (Shiny Ninth) Bn. Royal Sussex Regiment in WW2 -                                                                (Section 14, The Regiment in Photos - 1939-45 WW2 - Malaya & Burma)
  • JACKSON 8        - (Nominal Roll - JKL)
  • CARNE edit     - (Nominal Roll - ABC)
  • WINGFIELD      - (Nominal Roll - WXYZ)  
  • FUNNELL 9     - (Nominal Roll - DEF)
  • anon 368 - (Section 11, The Anonymous Ones)
  • anon 367 - (Section 11, The Anonymous Ones)  
  • Good graphic drawings of the Colours of the 1st Bn. as in 1914 - (Section 15, Colours of the Regiment)
  • The Royal Sussex Regiment at the "Not Forgotten" Garden Party at Buckingham Palace. - seen in the Photo, later at the Union Jack Club.- Thanks to Tony (..the only Buff present !)...for the photo & the heads-up.                         (Section 4 - "The Roussillon Herald" News)                   
  • The Evolution of Mankind - a tongue in cheek view, of how far we have come, militarily. - Hilarious !      (Section 4, "The Roussillon Herald" News)                                           
  • The Story of Peter the Lamb, Lowther & the Southdown Battalions - (Section 4, "The Roussillon Herald" News)
  • FUNNELL 3 - New info & Photo.- (Nominal Roll Section - DEF)
  • Impressions of the Annual Albuhera Dinner 18th May 2019 at the "Beachcroft Hotel"- Thanks to Dave Tilley for the Org. & Rachel Johnson for the photos. - (Section 4, the "Roussillon Herald" - Top Article)
  • Impressions of Dave J. Steadman`` s Last Parade in France. - Wed. 15th May 2019.                                                 Now posted on : (Section 4, the "Roussillon Herald" News.)
  • A sweetheart Badge of the Sussex Yeomanry - (Section 7, Jewellery - Sweetheart Badges)
  • A blatantly fake cap-badge - A restrike from China - (Section 8, Badges & Insignia - Cover picture) 
  • anon 365 - (Section 11, "The Anonymous Ones")
  • anon 366 - (Section 11, "The Anonymous Ones")
  • Our Obitual tribute to the late Dave Stedman - (Section 4, "The Roussillon Herald" News)
  • STOP PRESS !
    BBC releases War-Time Royal Sussex Regiment Film Reel - Never seen before footage of the 9th Bn. Royal Sussex Regiment "The Shiny Ninth" in the Arakan, Burma. - Here is the link - (Copy & Paste)
    https://www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-england-sussex-48140220/ww2-footage-shows-sussex-soldiers-sending-messages-home      (Section 4, "The Roussillon Herald" News, Top Article)
  • The Hastings Branch of the Royal Sussex Regimental Association. - Lunch at the Cooden Beach Hotel on Sat, May 04 2019 - A photo galerie - (Section 4, "The Roussillon Herald" News, 2nd Article) 

New Entries posted after 1st May 2019

  • Royal Sussex Regimental Officer` s Field Tunic of a Major, around 1900. - To "Capt. H. R. Tamplin”.                             (Section 10, Uniforms - Uniform Artefacts) last entry.                                                                                                    Obviously, one of the last models in scarlet, it is fashioned in light Twill & not in heavy wool (as was normal)
  • NEW PHOTOS & GRAPHICS - Produced by me & posted from this website to our visitors & followers oFacebookduring this last week. (for your further information, and for the info of our visitors without Facebook) - We are proud to say, that at least 2 of these posts went viral, reaching  5.360 + persons.          (Section 4, "The Roussillon Herald" News)
  • CULPIN
  • anon 363 - (Section 11, The Anonymous Ones)
  • anon 364 - (Section 11, The Anonymous Ones)
  • Our tribute to Lyra McKee, murdered by the IRA on Good Friday 18th April 2019.                                    (Page 4, "The Roussillon Herald" News)
  • The Million Vets March (for Soldier "F") 19th April 2019.- (Page 4, "The Rousssillon Herald" News)

    A biographical story of the Royal Sussex Officer, Lt.Col. Edward Cecil Barton MC                                                       (Section 26, Bibliography- "Let the boy win his spurs")

  • On the HOMEPAGE I have entered the new logo of UKWA, the "United Kingdom Web Archive", where the contents of this site are archived.......(Used to be called  the British Library Web Archive)
  • Impressions of Ex. Rolling Thunder with pics - (Section 4, "The Roussillon Herald" News) 
  • CUMMINS 1
  • WILLETT  DSO
  • Vintage map of Roussillon Barracks as hutted camp, 1937 - ( Section 20, Barracks & Postings - Chichester Bks.)

New entries posted after 1st April 2019

  • I have added our FB Graphic ( Representing this Website) for March.                                                                                (Section 4, "The Roussillon Herald" News)
  • The Officers & SNCO`` s of 2/5th (Cinque Ports) Bn. Royal Sussex Regiment in Training at Faversham, 1915.             (Section 14, The Regiment in Photographs - Timeline No 2 , - 1915) 
  • PITMAN edit (A serving photo has surfaced)
  • A Sterling Silver Tie-Pin - Badge crafted by hand - (Section 7, Jewellery - Sweetheart Brooches & other....)
  • The firefight on the parapet or "After the opening Barrage" -                                                                                                         (Section 14, The Regiment in Photographs - Timeline 2 - 1918)
  • Royal Sussex fatal casualties, hit by an artillery barrage - Albert 1918                                                                                            (Section 14, The Regiment in Photographs - Timeline 2 - 1918)
  • The absolute high in Sweetheart Brooches ! - A brooch in yellow & white 22 ct gold and  perfect enamel.          (Section 7, Jewellery - Sweetheart Brooches & other....)
  • Royal Sussex Regimental soldier` s embroidered Letter/Postcard/Envelope                                                                                 (Section 9, Artefacts - Textile)
  • Different Dust-Cover to 1990 print edition of "The March Out" - (Section 26, Bibliography - "The March Out")
  • anon 362 - (Section 11, The Anonymous Ones)
  • anon 361 - (Section 11, The Anonymous Ones) 
  • anon 360 - (Section 11, The Anonymous Ones)
  • anon 359 - (Section 11, The Anonymous Ones)
  • anon 358 - (Section 11, The Anonymous Ones)
  • anon 357 - (Section 11, The Anonymous Ones)
  • Our 2 support banners for "Soldier F" & the March on Parliament, see : (Section 4, "The Roussillon Herald" News)
  • I have added the Programme of the Funeral to the "In Memoriam" to Lt. Col. Carter - It shows him as a young REME Officer during his National Service - (Section 4, "The Roussillon Herald" News) - Thanks To Bill Dixon. 
  • Robert "Jonah" Jones of Belize, webmaster of the 3rd Queens website, passed away this evening at 2100 gmt in Belize as a result of his critical illness....I am devasted tonight.....I have no words...Rest now Jonah, in Eternal Peace.      "Jonah" - A Last Tribute.....now posted on (Section 4, "The Roussillon Herald" News)
  •  Our "In Memoriam" to Lt/Col Derek Carter is now posted - (Section 4, "The Roussillon Herald" News , at the top)
  • A non-fiction novel & love-story concerning a young couple, Darlington Manor and the Royal Sussex Regiment in the First War - by Sophie Cloud  - (Section 26, Bibliography - Top Entry) 
  • A Royal Sussex Regimental Dinner Menu, from an unknown event  at Sheffield Park, Uckfield, Sussex in 1903. (Section 9, Regimental Artefacts - Graphic & Print)
  • A Cap-Badge & Collar Dog of the Royal Sussex Light Infantry c1874 - Possibly only worn for a short temporary period, as the design is not recorded. -  Extremely rare ! - (Section 8, Badges & Insignia - Helmet, Shako, Glengarry)
  • A Royal Sussex Regimental Signet Ring in 9 ct Gold - (Section 7,  Jewellery - Sweetheart Brooches & Other)
  • The Regiment, celebrating Christmas Dinner in the Old Town Hall, 1914. (The calm before the storm !)                             (Section 14, The Regiment in Photographs - Timeline No 1, 1800 - 1914)
  • The 4/5th (TA) Bn. Royal Sussex Regiment, parading on Commonwealth Day 1959                                                   (Section 14, The Regiment in Photographs - Timeline No 8, 1957- 1960)
  • TRAYHURN
  • STONE 3 (edit)
  • JINKS - with his last letter from the Front to his Mother (returned KIA)
  • HILL 6
  • DOWNEY
  • BOVIS (B) A letter from the Front has been added to BOVIS (A) He was later KIA.
  • CLARK 8
  • COX 9
  • anon 354 - (Section 11, The Anonymous Ones - No 354)
  • anon 356 - (Section 11, The Anonymous Ones - No 356)
  • anon 355 - (Section 11, The Anonymous Ones - No 355)
  • Royal Sussex Regiment soldier & musician from World War 1, Bertie Simmons, who`  s instrument becomes a legacy in the Royal Albert Hall, exactly 100 years later. - (Section 4, "The Roussillon Herald" News - Top Article)
  • anon 353 - A photographer`s Group of three uknown soldiers serving in a Service Bn. of the Royal Sussex Regiment. They carry no attributes which would determine, the Date, their Location or Unit. All 3 are smoking cigarettes ! These are not raw recruits, as they have shaped their SD hats & are wearing their puttees “Short“ - a trained soldier`s habit. - (Section 11, "The Anonymous Ones" - anon 353)
  • A recruit Platoon of the 7th (Service) Bn. Royal Sussex Regiment training at Purfleet 1916.                           (Section 14, The Regiment in Photos - Timeline No 2 - World War One - 1916)
  • A new (old & very rare) Regimental book has surfaced - "Sussex in Peace & War - To my Regiment" - Royal Sussex Poems written by William Edwin Harker - Extremely rare ! - (Section 26 - Bibliography - at the top)
  • Heavy going ! - for the 6th (Cyclist) Bn. Royal Sussex Regiment, training on the Downs above Willingdon 1915. (Section 14, The Regiment in Photos - Timeline No 2 - World War One - 1915) 
  • SENDAL
  • YOUNG 6
  • CONSTABLE 5
  • Photo of men from the 9th ("Shiny Ninth") Bn. Royal Sussex Regiment during forming-up in India.                         (Section 14, The Regiment in Photos - Timeline No 4 - World War Two - Burma & Malaya)
  • L82A1 Barrett  .50 Caliber Barrett Anti-Material RIFLE - (Section 31, Weapons, Etcetera)
  • Now posted on "The Roussillon Herald"with pics. - DID YOU KNOW ? -  I must`  ve missed this one !                The Royal Sussex Regimental Memorial Garden in the grounds of Herstmonceux Castle.                                     (In Memory of Roy Delves).
  • Improved photos of the late war soldier, Major Raymond "Ray" Rees - (Nominal Roll - ABC - REES (B)
  •  BLUE COOPER statement (not understood ?) - (Section 4 - "The Roussillon Herald" - at the top)
  • Photo of the Royal Sussex Association at Remembrance in London - Sept 2018 (belated)                            (Section 4, "The Roussillon Herald" Newspaper)
  • Pic of the multiple Drums Collection of the 4 dissbanded Bns. of the Queen` s Regiment, before they dissappeared into storage at Canterbury.  - Where are the Regiment` s Silver Bugles ?                                                (Section 9 , Artefacts - Regimental Drums)    
  • Cpl`s Mess Photograph - 3rd Bn. Queens Regiment, Canterbury 1987.                                                                    (Section 14, The Regiment in Photographs - Timeline 28 - 1987) 
  • Death of Robert Benner - Full Daily Mirror Report - (Nominal Roll - ABC - BENNER (B))
  • An advert for Carlsberg mentioning the Regiment, with Badge - Origin & Date unclear.                                          (Section 9, Regimental Artefacts - Various)
  • A Royal Sussex regimental cigarette-lighter, possibly from the 1950` s Minden posting.                                (Section 9, Regimental Artefacts - Odds & Ends, Curios) 
  • A 20mm cannon round as Regimental WW2 Trench Art to the Royal Sussex Regiment.                                  (Section 9, Regimental Artefacts - Trench - Art & Souvenirs)
  • A silver Tea & Coffee Mess service with large Royal Sussex crests - Origin & Date unknown (Auction content) (Section 9, Artefacts - Regimental Silver)
  •  Full Photo report on laying-up of Standard in St. Mary` s (Eastbourne Branch) - Thanks to Eddie Cobb for the report with 14 pics - (Section 4 - "The Roussillon Herald" Newspaper)

Entries posted after 1st March 2019

  • Our latest ""Facebook Prompts", the graphic art that I post on Facebook, to cultivate & hold interest, can now be seen on :    (Section 4 -"The Roussillon Herald" - at the top).......For those who have no FB account.    I really hate Facebook, but our permanent presence, secures a large number of our extra visitors.  (There are even users now, collecting my various graphic renderings !) - The remainder of these graphics, (40 older versions) can still be viewed in Section 16 - "Swing the Lights".
  • NICE
  • NICE 1
  • SMITH 36
  • HOLLAND 5
  • "We are recruiting much too young", the experts say - Now on :                                                                                                                                      ("The Roussillon Herald" Newspaper - Section 4)
  • The Royal Sussex Regimental Association`  s Newsletter for Winter 2018/19 - Now on :                                                                                   ("The Roussillon Herald" Newspaper - Section 4)
  • STOP PRESS ! - Photo of Barry Tippett "Laying up" the Eastbourne Association Standard.                                                                                ("The Roussillon Herald" Newspaper - Section 4)
  • A home-made Regimental  Badge, in the form of a "Stick-Pin" for the lapel (Built from a cap-badge)                                       (Section 7, Jewellery - Sweetheart Brooches & other)
  • SMITH 9 (edit)
  • NUTTMAN
  • NEW BOOK - “Retreat from Amiens - 20th May 1940“- A true story told by a soldier who was there with the 7th Bn.Royal Sussex Regiment, Edward Robert Cooper (Author), - see ISBN at :                                        (Section 26, Bibliography - At the top)
  • 1 fresh entry to our Sweetheart Brooches. - Now standing at over 200 different ones !                                           (Section 7, Jewellery - Sweetheart Brooches & Other.) 
  • Incredible German Photos of the Regiment (Never seen before!) of the ill-fated, but extremely brave, 7th Bn. Royal Sussex Regiment, during their capture near Amiens by Rommel`  s ` 7th Armoured Div. - "The Ghost Division".   20th May 1940. - (Section 4, "The Roussillon Herald", News)
  • A Sweetheart badge to the 5th Cinque Ports Bn. in Gun-Metal. - (Section 7, Jewellery - Sweetheart Brooches)
  • A detailed Photograph of a complete MG Section of the Royal Sussex Regiment with equipment - 1915.                      (Section 14, The Regiment in Photographs - Timeline 2 - 1915)
  • A further (unusual) design of Sweetheart Brooch, with a Hat-pin, made from a Regimental button.  on (Section 7, Jewellery - Sweetheart Brooches & Other) Last item.
  • Fresh items now posted in the new section - (Section 31 - "Weapons, Etcetera")
  • By special request - A New Section for you - Weapon Porno ! - (Section 31 - Weapons, Etcetera)    I was asked where all the deco comes from, .....I have created a large pool which I use in the daily posts.... I will share it with you.
  • SANDS 3
  • The Pistol Team (Revolver,Offrs) - Rawalpundi 1912 - (Section 14, The Regiment in Photographs - Timeline 1 -1912)
  • All Captains of the 1st Bn. - Rawalpundi 1912 -             (Section 14, The Regiment in Photographs - Timeline 1 - 1912)
  • Hockey Team - 2nd Bn. Team, India - 1914 -                              (Section 14, The Regiment in Photographs - Timeline 1 - 1914)
  • FITZPATRICK
  • FEAKIN
  • GORRINGE 1
  • HARMER 2
  • HARGREAVES
  • ARUNDEL
  • BARKER
  • anon 352
  • MILFORD (A)
  • MILFORD (B)
  • anon 351
  • anon 350
  • BELLAMY

New Entries posted after 1st Febuary 2019

  • TRAYHURN (edit)
  • ROBINSON 7
  • WHEELER 5
  • PHILPOTT 1
  • MITCHELL 9
  • McROBERTS 1
  • McROBERTS 2
  • JAMES 4
  • CLARK 7
  • CLARKE 9
  • CASTLE 1 (edit)
  • Crude vintage Regimental Sweetheart Brooch, painted tinplate, 1930` s - Section 7, Jewellery - Sweetheart Brooches.
  • An antique Sink-Die for shoulder-title production - Section 9, Regimental Artefacts - Production Moulds & Dies.
  • Our "In Memoriam" to RSM Ray "Mo" Jennings, now on Section 17, "In Memoriam" under J.
  • Our "In Memoriam" to RSM Ray "Mo" Jennings, now on Section 4, "The Roussillon Herald" at the top.
  • BRAIN
  • BENNETT
  • BRABAN
  • COOPER 5
  • COOPER 6
  • TAYLOR 14
  • anon 344
  • TAYLOR 13
  • Our "In Memoriam" to Mick Wilson (Sigs Pln.) is now posted on Section 4, "The  Roussillon Herald" 
  • Our special tribute to a non Royal Sussex soldier. - Windsor Davies died on Thurs. - Section 4, "Roussillon Herald". 
  • Ex Rsm JOHN EDWARDS, his wife CAROL and BILL DIXON. - SHOWING THE FLAG ! - "Somewhere in the Carribean Sea on the P & O - MV Brittania - Christmas Day, Dec. 25th, 2018" - (Section 4, The Roussillon Herald)
  • BENNETT
  • ROBINSON(edit)

New entries posted after 1st January 2019

  • NEW - I have categorized the objects in Section 9, "Artefacts", into 13 Categories for easier orientation. 
  • STONER A
  • STONER B
  • A poster to remind us that the Royal Sussex Regiment was still fighting in 1919.                                                            (Page 4, "The Roussillon Herald" newspaper - Top Entry) 
  • SIMMONS 4
  • SHARP
  • SUNDERLAND 1
  • HALDEN
  • HARVEY 3
  • anon 348 - The young soldier from the association Xmas Card - (Page 11,The Anonymous Ones)
  • anon 347 - A water-colour portrait of an unknown Royal Sussex Officer. - (Page 11, The Anonymous Ones) 
  • Another pic of the Side Drum of the 2nd Bn. before disbandment in 1948 - (Sect. 9 - Artefacts - Drums, Picture No 4)
  • DEWSON
  • Winston with 5th Bn. on his birthday 1954 - (Section 14 , The Regiment in Photos - Timeline 6)
  • DAY 2 (edit - new pics)
  • HILL 4 (edit)
  • anon 346
  • USHER
  • HILL 5
  • The Slouch Hat of the 9th Bn. "Shiny Ninth" - (Page 14, The Regiment in Photos - WW2 - Burma & Malaya)  
  • HM the King visits the 4th Indian Division 1943 in Tunis - (Page14, The Regiment in Photos - WW2 - North Africa)
  • A Royal Sussex Regiment Vickers Team at the Battle of Sidi-Omars, Libya 1941 - (Page 13, The Regiment in Art - World War Two)
  • COPEMAN 1
  • anon 344 - (Page 11, The Anonymous Ones)
  • ROWSELL (edit - new pic)
  • anon 345 - (Page 11, The Anonymous Ones),
  • A Fresh Book in the Library ! - The Royal Sussex Regimental Handbook - 1701 -1955 - (Page 26, Bibliography (Library)
  • Your very own Regimental Christmas Card for 2018, is now posted at the head of the Homepage - I hope you like it
  • Fresh information in our Library - (Some Regimental Books are being slowly republished) - (Page 26, Bibleography.)
  • anon 343
  • Captain Bruce Bairnsfather - War Artist & Cartoonist - Part Two - "A further unedited batch of 22 drawings at Armistice" - (Section 13 , The Regiment in Art - below Bairnsfather Part One) 

New Entries Posted after 1st December 2018

  • There are are 38 new Items for your pleasure & interest, posted for November 2018.
  • I have put up a copy of our FACEBOOK prompt (a digital doodle) for November, so that also non-users are informed of what goes on there - (Section 4, The Roussillon Herald - Top entry) 
  • WEBSTER 1
  • RODGERS 1
  • CHARRINGTON BEM (edit - New pics)
  • A Regimental Matchbox Cover, plus flower motives, not seen before - WW1 era - ( Page 9, Artefacts - Various)
  • COURTHOPE (edit - New pics)
  • BAKER 19 A
  • BAKER 19 B
  • FREEMAN 3
  • LEVETT
  • GURR
  • GEORGE 4
  • FRANCIS 4
  • Impressions from "Armistice 100"- from the War Memorial Remembrance Parade & Service in Eastbourne, Sussex - November 2018. - (Section 4, "The Roussillon Herald" News, top article)
  • STUNT 4
  • A lifesize bronze bust of James Wolfe as a Roman Centurion by John Wilton.                                                                          (Page 13, The Regiment in Art - Maj. Gen. James Wolfe & Gen. Fletcher)
  • There are today, 3 different monuments to James Wolfe & the Battle of the Heights of Abraham at Quebec.
  • Wolfe` s Well is included which is said to be near the exact spot where he fell.                                                                  (Page 13, The Regiment in Art - Maj. Gen. Wolfe & Gen. Fletcher)
  • A rarely known lithograph of James Wolfe - (Page 13, The Regiment in Art - Maj. Gen. Wolfe & Gen. Fletcher)
  • BROMLEY 1
  • WAIGHT
  • A big Happy Birthday to Tony Botting - I have put his magnificant Regimental Birthday Cake on :                             (Page 4, News "The Roussillon Herald" - Top Entry) - Well done to the creator of such a cake.
  • A selection of current Regimental news topics concerning Armistice & Ceasefire WW1 1918.
  • ("The Roussillon Herald" Regimental Newspaper - last (Top) Entry)
  • Officer`s Fighting Order (All Ranks) of 1914/18 - The Sword was soon declared useless & seldom carried in battle after 1914 & was left in the rear. - (Section 10, Uniforms - World War 1 1914/18 - at head of Section)
  • AMBROSE
  • GORDON 4
  • NAGLE
  • WILKIN
  • WILKINS 3
  • A (Subdued) Regimental Crest, embroidered on black silk. Possibly originally intended as a coffin cushion or shroud. - (Section 9 - Regimental Artefacts - Textile) 
  • BOSTWICK
  • Press Report - Men of the 3rd Bn. Queens Regiment (Royal Sussex) test nuclear - protection suits on Ex. Rob-Roy, Oct 1967    (Section 14, The Regiment in Photos - 1967 BAOR)
  • The Colour Party of the 2nd Bn. arrives in Southamton 1936, after 17 years abroad .                                                 (Section 14 - The Regiment in Photos - 1916)
  • Men of 5th (Cinque Ports) Bn. as Tunneling Pioneers in 1916, with their RE Mentors.                                               (Section 14, The Regiment in Photographs - 1916) 
  • Our "In Memoriam" to Reg Ryder  - (Section 17, In Memoriam - QURSTUV & Unknown)
  • A Royal Sussex, Silver Sweetheart Brooch (Pendant) to Sgt. Tribe - (Section 7, Jewellery - Sweetheart Badges)
  • VERY RARE - A rude Regimental mounting frame for a grave-cross photograph - (Section 9, Artefacts - Various)
  • ANSCOMBE 2
  • BISHOP 4 

Persons & Artefacts posted after 1st November 2018

  • Our "In Memoriam" to Reg Ryder, now on Section 4, The Roussillon Herald (at the top, this time !)
  • anon 340
  • anon 341
  • 1st Bn. Royal Sussex Regiment, Trooping their Colours at Arundel - Sept. 3rd 1933 (Section 14, "The Regiment in Photographs", Page 3 , 1930` s)
  • Men of the 2nd VB (Volunteer) Bn. at Annual Camp around 1900 - Mounted on a background of Badges & Colours. (Section 14, The Regiment in Photographs - Page 1, 1900)
  • Yet another design of Car Bumper Badge. - Failed CI, due to use of wrong colours, RAL 5003 Royal Blue, would have solved the problem - (Page 9, Artefacts - Various - Last Entry)
  • WILLIAMS 11
  • Presentation Regimental Watch to Sgt. W. Stott of 1st VB (Volunteer) Bn. - Royal Sussex Regiment - Sterling Silver & Initialed (Retiring as Hon. Sec.) - 1887? - (Page 9, Regimental Artefacts - Silver)
  • WEEKES 3 - Here, (what the webmaster believes to be) a photo portrait of Captain Arthur Weekes MC.
  • The Bn. marches past during the "Freedom of Chichester" July 1951 - (The Regiment in Photos - Page 6 - 1951) 
  • Brian Majoram with "0D" - GOC`s visit 1967 in Lemgo. (Section 14, The Regiment in Photos - Page 16, 1967) last entry.
  • SMITH 35
  • HOWARD 5
  • Please notify me if you observe any repeats, especially on the Nominal Roll.
  • anon 340 - A further unknown Royal Sussex soldier  (Page 11, "The Anonymous Ones" - Last entry)
  • A sweetheart or lapel badge - Unusual as being larger than normal at 3 cms wide - last entry.                                  (Page 7 , Jewellery - Sweetheart Brooches)
  • Wreathed Sweetheart Badge - Rough cast in a Brass alloy with enamel. - (Two Pieces) - Date & origin NK - Possibly 1930`s/40`s - (Page 7, Jewellery - Sweetheart Badges)
  • Daphne, the journalist assassinated on Malta by her own corrupt govt. - ("The Roussillon Herald" News - last entry)
  • A foot-patrol of 1st Bn. Royal Sussex Regt. in Maala Strait, Aden Protectorate.1965 - Edited with names              (Section  14 - The Regiment in Photographs - 1965 Aden - Last Photo - No 449)
  • WALDOCK (edit)
  • THIRST MM
  • RARE - Sink Die for the production of the Royal Sussex Cap-Badge from J. R. Gaunt & Co. (Page 9, Artefacts - Various)
  • RARE - Silver Serviettenring from the 12th Southdown`s for their CO. - (Page 9, Artefacts - Silver)
  • PATTEN
  • WAKEMAN
  • anon 337 -(Page 11, The Anonymous Ones)
  • anon 338 -(Page 11, The Anonymous Ones)
  • anon 339 -(Page 11, The Anonymous Ones)
  • "How is a fake image constructed?" - Info from Les "the bat" - (Page 4, "The Roussillon Herald" News - last entry)

New entries for items & persons posted after 1st October 2018

  • A modern paracord Bracelet to the Royal Sussex Regiment (2018), with survival kit. - (Page 9, Artefacts - Various)
  • The rare "In Memoriam" Card, produced  in WW1 for the Remembrance Church Service back home.  for those Fallen, "over there" in France, Belgium & Germany. The format was official ! -- (Page 9, Artefacts - Graphic & Print)
  • I have added 10 photos to the article `  Priez Visit Sept 2018`......Thanks to Alfie Drew for the pics !                                        (now posted on "The Roussillon Herald" Newspaper - Last entry)
  • MILLER 3 edit - New info
  • BOYS
  • LOYD
  • A bizare design - New in the Sweetheart Badges ! - (Page 7 , Jewellery - Sweetheart Badges)
  • WELLS 5
  • BOYNE 2
  • CARLEY 2
  • There are 10 photos of the Lewes Reunion 2018 - now posted on the "Roussillon Herald" News.  Thanks to Ross for sending & Jean Jones for taking them.
  • ROBINSON 6
  • New note on "Starlight" - (Now on Page 4, "Roussillon Herald"News)
  • REED 10
  • POOLE 5
  • A rare crystal glass wine-goblet from the estate of Col. Langham - Engraved with badge & initials.                                    (Page 9, Regimental Artefacts - Regimental Artefacts, Various)
  • STOP PRESS - Visit of the Royal Sussex Regimental Association in Priez, Sept 2018, & the memorial to the fallen. Thanks to Alfie drew for the Pics. - (Page 4, "The Roussillon Herald" News
  • anon 336 -  (Page, The Anonymous Ones)
  • STOP PRESS - Photos & report of the unveiling of the new Regimental Plaque in Lewes Town Hall.                                (Page 4, "The Roussillon Herald" News) 
  • anon 335 - (Page, The Anonymous Ones)
  • New Entries posted after 1st September 2018
  • IMPORTANT - I lost the page, "What`s New" completely in September due to a power surge & failure. I have attempted to salvage from the back-up. That`  s  why it looks a bit odd. We have lost most of July & August.       The other months on the page are otherwise complete.
  • July - Update on veteran Colin Anson (He is on the Nominal Roll) and his sad suicide. - Roussillon Herald
  • July - "The Roussillon Herald" Newspaper added to the "What` s New" Page.

New entries posted after 1st July 2018

  • A new Fiction Novel in our bibliotech/Library - "The Orange Lillies of Dallington Place" by Sophie Cloud.
  • Our Facebook prompt for the June 2018 posts is shown above - There are hundreds, that I have done, but I personally like this one particularly ! I hope you do, also.....
  • Attention, Please ! - Menu changes as of yesterday.                                                                                                                        I have migrated the Message Board to it` s own Page - see "MESSAGE BOARD".                                                                      I have dissolved "CURRENT NEWS" and migrated the content topics into "SWING the LIGHTS".                                            The "HOMEPAGE" content, is now compact for a short scroll.                                                                                                  The long scroll to the MESSAGE BOARD is now eliminated.                                                                                                              (Took some working out, how to do it,,,,,but perseverance got me there ! )
  • Tropical "Whites" Uniform worn exclusively in the Caribbean postings Barbados, Bermuda, Honduras, St. Lucia, Havana, etc, - (Page 6, Uniforms - Other Ranks 1800`  s)
  • 9ct gold Regimental Sweetheart Brooch set in black onyx - (Page 3, Jewellery - Sweetheart Brooches & other....)
  • anon 324 - (Page 7, The Anonymous Ones)
  • AYLARD
  • RUSTELL
  • Unseen until now ! - Rare Ink sketch from Chas Stadden - 35th soldiers from the Heavy Coy & Battalion Coy. - To the right of the poem "The Clerk" on the Home Page.
  • CASTLE 1
  • Another type of “Good Luck“Regimental Sweetheart Brooch with a Horseshoe . In solid Silver & Enamel.                  Date & Origin NK. - (Page 3, Jewellery - Sweetheart Brooches & other.........)
  • A rare & special Sweetheart Brooch in sterling silver. - Rare because the badge facing has been engraved on wafer-thin silver-plate by hand & not stamped or cast. - (Page 3, Jewellery - Sweetheart Brooches & other.......)
  • A Sweetheart brooch in silver-plate on brass and enamel, mounted on Mother of Pearl. - 1.25 inches Diameter.    Star & Garter are well out of proportion. - Date & Origin NK. - (Page 3, Jewellery - Sweetheart Brooches & other....)   
  •  First of 3 sketches (restored) by Richard Trimmen - A Rifleman of the Line Company, 1742.  (Page 6, Uniforms - 1700` s - Line Company)                                     
  • Another ancient sketch by Trimmen, a Grenadier of the Heavy Company in 1768.                                                          (Page 6, Uniforms - 1700` s - Grenadiers)
  • Three Private Soldiers of the 35th of Foot, by Richard Trimmen - (Page 6, Uniforms - 1700` s - Line Company
  • anon 323 - (Page 7, The Anonymous Ones) - Two pals who were Royal Sussex WW1 recruits, but sadly unnamed with with no recorded identity,and therefore, they remain anonymous.(The fact that their identity & legacy is missing , is the fault of the eager & pioneering photographers of those dark days ! )
  • GOWER
  • anon 322 - (Page 7, The Anonymous Ones)
  • LUCK 5
  • LUCK 6
  • LUCK 7
  • LUCK 8
  • FINBOW
  • To mark the end of our Great War commemoration, I have posted the work of the WW1 War Artist,          FORTUNINO MATANIA - It is incredible & well worth the visit - not even Photos could tell the same story !               (Page 12, Swing the Lights - Special Edition)
  • A further example of our Facebook prompts (Changes every 14 days) - Above the Message Board.
  • REGAN
  • REES
  • GODWIN 1
  • HELSDOWN
  • CLEMENTS
  • BAKER 18
  • New entries posted after 1st June 2018
  • 55 new items now posted for May 2018 - Check with Page "What`s New" for details.
  • WELLER
  • A Platoon of the 2/6th Cyclists Bn. Royal Sussex Regiment in Rawalpindi, India 1914.                                        (Page 10, The Regiment in Photographs - plate 1 - 1800 to 1914)
  • Regimental Sweetheart Picture Frames with Sea-shells & Horseshoe - (Page 5, Artefacts -Artefacts Various)
  • Extremely rare Sweetheart Brooch in 9ct Gold - (Page 3, Jewellery - Sweetheart Brooches and Other)
  • TAYLOR 9
  • TAYLOR 9A
  • TAYLOR 9B
  • THOMPSON 11
  • POVEY
  • PAPWORTH
  • FENNELOW
  • anon 320 - (Page 7, The Anonymous Ones)
  • anon 321 - (Page 7, The Anonymous Ones)
  • On "Current News"...... at the bottom.............A mystery blazer-badge.....has anybody any ID ideas ?        Possibly a College or University.
  • LEVESON-GOWER
  • RADFORD
  • MORTLOCK
  • LYNCH 3
  • EVANS 6
  • A further photo of the "Egyptian Trophy" (Mess Centerpiece) from Selwyn Cambell - (Page 5, Artefacts - Silver)
  • Vintage Royal Sussex Regimental Mess Shield with yellow ? background - (Page 5, Artefacts - Various)
  • Unusual "Frosted" Silver sweetheart brooch with eyelet, as pendant or "hanger"                                                        (Page 3, Jewellery - Sweetheart Brooches)
  • anon 319 - (Page 7, The Anonymous Ones)
  • anon 318 - (Page 7, The Anonymous Ones)
  • MATTHEWS 5 
  • HARTMAN
  • FULLER 4
  • BAKER 17
  • Multiple  Royal Sussex graves "Known only unto God" at Ovillers.                                                                              (Page 10, The Regiment in Photographs - WW1 1914/18)
  • Last Colours of the 3rd Bn. Queen`  s Regiment in HD - (Page 8, Colours of the Regiment.)
  • Drawing of the Regiment leaving Aswan by train ca1884 - (Page 10, The Regiment in Photographs - 1800`  s)
  • Drawing, depicting Lord Beresford as he races with the S.S. Sadia in his attempt to save Gordon at Khartoum.  (Page 10, The Regiment in Photographs - 1800`  s)
  • The 13th Bn. consolidates at St. Julien 1917 - (Page 10, The Regiment in Photographs - 1914/1918 WW1 - 1917)
  • anon 316 & anon 317 - (The Anonymous Ones)
  • The Grey Uniform of the Yeomanry in South Africa 1900 - (Page 6, Uniforms - Other Ranks 1900``   s)
  • Winter Warfare Course at Silberhutte 1968 (Page 10, The Regiment in Photographs - Page 17 - 1968)
  • Bringing home the colours after 17 years abroad - (Page 10, The Regiment in Photographs - Page 3 - 1930`  s)
  • `Candia on Crete added to Barracks & Postings - ( Page 16, Barracks & Postings)
  • Medals, Silver ID Bracelet & Presentation Tray to 1667693 WO II S. P. Peyton - Presented by the Officers to him & his wife - Mess Caterer in Peshawar ? - 2nd Bn. Royal Sussex Regiment.- (Page 5, Artefacts - Various)
  • 4 new designs of Sweetheart Brooches now added to our collection, making over 200 different ones, without repeating - (Page 3, Jewellery - Sweetheart Brooches & other Regimental Jewellery)
  • STAPLEY
  • PUTLAND 1
  • POCOCK 4
  • MESSAGE 3
  • MORLEY 2
  • HUNT
  • HARMAN 4
  • DICKENSON
  • BALL 3
  • An additional book to our Library - Story of Bolo Whistler, Royal Sussex Soldier.- General Sir Lashmer Whistler, G.C.B., K.B.E., D.S.O., D.L.: - (Page 22, Bibliography)
  • Further info to the Regiment`  s action in Candia, Crete 1905 - (Page 11, Regimental Memorials & Plaques - Crete)
  • That `  orrible green suitcase - OK,.... We``  ll do it now & then never again ! - (Page 5, Artefacts - Various) 
  • Part of the "Big Illusion" of 1914 - Southdown `s recruiting poster - (On Frontpage,  opposite the poem "The Clerk")
  • A bridesmaid' s dress from Parachute silk for a wartime Royal Sussex Wedding - (Page 5, Artefacts - Textile)
  • I have found another Gem ! - Korea Platoon, Sept. 1967 - (Page 1, Recruit & Group Photos -1960`´ s)
  • New Entries posted after the 1st May 2018
  • COCKETT - MM & Bar.
  • Rare Trench Art - A Sweetheart-Brooch for the poorer soldier ! (Page 3, Jewellery - Sweetheart -Brooches & other Regimental Jewellery)
  • COOK 7
  • Presentation Tankard - from Royal Sussex to US Officer 1956/7 - (Page 5, Artefacts - Various)
  • anon 315 - (Page 7, The Anonymous Ones)
  • REES (edit - New pics)
  • DRAFFEN
  • Silver Serviette Ring to Lt/Col Wallace, of the 12th Southdown Bn. - (Page 5, Artefacts - Artefacts Silver)
  • We have a further update on Von Arnim`  s Staff Car as at 25th April 2018 :                                                                                                               Thanks to Barry for keeping us informed as follows.......                           "Dear all,  The staff car is now 95% restored and is scheduled to make its first appearance later this year at the Military Odyssey. This takes place over the August Bank Holiday at the Kent County Showground at Detling, Kent on the A249 from 25-27 August. Further dates and venues will be advised as they become known.   Best wishes...........Barry Tippett."     
  • No 8 Sect., "A" Coy., 3rd (Trg.) Bn. Royal Sussex Regt, whilst basic training at Cooden Beach Camp.(Page 10, The Regiment in Photos - 1st  World War 1914-18 - 1915)                                  
  • Rare Forage-Cap badge, pre 1881, incorporating the number of Foot (35) - From the earliest     days of the Feather & Garter cap-badge ! - (Page 4, Badges - Cap-Badges, Other Ranks)
  • YOUNG 5
  • STANFORD 2 
  • SHIFFNER B
  • BLACKMORE
  • A second victorian bedplate - this time to Cpl. Sid Rainbow - KIA 1940 - These plates, although early victorian, were still being issued in the thirties. - (Page 5, Artefacts - Artefacts Various)
  • anon 313 - (Page 7, The Anonymous Ones)
  • anon 314 - (Page 7, The Anonymous Ones)
  • The story of the Royal Sussex Regiment & the famous Rodin sculpture "The Kiss" - (Posted on Current News)
  • ALLEN 7
  • WENBAN
  • A rare pack of Playing Cards dedicated to the Royal Sussex Regiment - (Page 5, Artefacts - Graphic & Print)
  • UPPLEBY
  • LAWRENCE 3
  • A belated "In Memoriam" to Major Denis Hoad TD - posted on the Home Page in the "Current News" block.
  • Dave Grayling ("A" Coy) Then & Now - posted on the Home Page - Next to the poem, "The Clerk"
  • Slightly changed size alterations on the website, due to template update.  The Menu is now on a "drop down", located with a left click on the "three bars" symbol,  in the top left-hand corner of each page.                                            A necessary update for Android (Mobile Phone & Tablet)     ........or so I am told !
  • 2nd Bn. Brass Bedplate ca 1885 to 7498 Pte. W. Stone - (Page 13, Artefacts - Various) 
  • Our "In Memoriam" tribute to WOII Richard J. "Rick" Baker, Corps of Drums, 3rd Bn. Queens Regiment.            (On Current News, above the Message Board .........or on Page 13, In Memoriam A to Z)
  • Our "In Memoriam" to Roy Delves.                                                                                                                                            (On Current News, above the Message Board .........or on Page 13, In Memoriam A to Z)
  • Our "In Memoriam" tribute to Sgt Fred Milward - the last of those at the Merville Battery 6th/7th June 1944.    (On Current News, above the Message Board .........or on Page 13, In Memoriam A to Z) 
  • New entries posted after 1st April 2018
  • Officer`s Overseas Field uniform (Boer War Period 1880 - 1902) - (Page 6, Uniforms - Uniform Artefacts)
  • MOCKFORD
  • COOMBS
  • SELLENS 1
  • MORRIS 7
  • FEIST
  • COLE 4
  • HEDGECOCK 1
  • FELLOWS
  • LANCASTER 1
  • MANKTELOW
  • Reporting article from Su Paine (once lost daughter of Nick "Pancho" White) - Now on Current News !
  • anon 312 - (Page 7, The Anonymous Ones)
  • Soldier`s Embroidery with 107th motives from the 2nd Bn. in India - (Page 5, Regimental Artefacts - Textiles)
  • Silver Sweetheart Brooch in  separate Horseshoe - (Page 3, Jewellery - Sweetheart Brooches & Other.........)

Badge of the "Brighton College Volunteers" (attached to 1st VB Bn. Royal Sussex Regiment.)                              (Page 4 - Badges - Rare & Scarce)

Royal Sussex Regimental Diary from 1936 -(Artefacts - Artefacts Various)

anon 311 - (Page 7, The Anonymous Ones)

Story of 2nd/Lt. William Ernest Ewart TAYLOR MiD - On Nominal Roll, TAYLOR 8 (A), TAYLOR 8 (B) TAYLOR 8 (C)

Slightly changed size alterations on the website, due to template update.- The Menu is now on a "drop down", located at the "three bars" symbol,  in the top left-hand corner of each page.

Our "In Memoriam" tribute to Trevor Baylis CBE is now posted above the Message-Board.

FIELD 2

CLARKE 9

New entries posted after the 1st March 2018

WENTWORTH 1

SCUTT

MANN 1

Photo of the Week - Very Rare Badges from the "Cradle Days" of the Royal Sussex Regiment. 

KING 10

BROWN 18

COOK 6

WOODHAMS 1

SOAN 1

UNICUME

PIERCE 3

WHALLEY (edit)

WATERS

YOUNG 1

GROVER

BRIGGS 1

JEMPSON (bio edit)

New week = NEW PHOTO OF THE WEEK - On the Home Page above the Message Board. (Thanks again to Chippy Wood in Oz.)

anon 310 - (Page 7, The Anonymous Ones)

PHOTO OF THE WEEK - Chippy Wood, Tom Bellas, Bob Chinn, Gerry Webb, Joe Briggs 1961.        ("Current News" above the Message Board)

2/6th (Cyclist) Bn. at the Mahsud Tower - Piquet Duty on the Waziristan Border, 1917.                (Page 10, The Regiment in Photographs - Timeline 2, 1917)

Members of the Sgt`s Mess of the 2/5th (Cinque Ports) Bn. unload their Mess wagon at Camp 1914. (Page 10, The Regiment in Photographs - Timeline 1,1914)

MABEY

REED 9

HOLLOWAY (edit)

BALCOMBE 1

An unusual artefact ! - A British steel-helmet, painted with Regimental Battle Honours & Badge.      Date/Origin NK (post WW1, before WW2) - Exhibit in Dover Museum.- (Page 5, Artefacts - Various)

The Royal Sussex Regiment marches in Column, with shrouded Drums, from the Depot to the Memorial Service for the late King (in the Cathedral) - Chichester 1910.                                              (Page 10 - The Regiment in Photographs - Timeline 1, 1910)

Examples of Regimental Badge Tatoos (still being "Needled" in 2018 !)                                                (Page 5, Artefacts - Various)

A hospital Regimental Bed-plate to James Charles King of the 1st Bn. (not traced) - very old & possibbly from BMH Folkestone - (Page 5, Artefacts - Artefacts Various)

GILLARD

SANDS

COLLINS 6

An Officer`s "Chip-Bag", Side -Cap from the 2nd Bn. Royal Sussex Regiment from ca 1947/8    (Page 6, Uniforms - Uniform Artefacts)

PHILCOX

LAVENDER 2

TUFTON 1

New Photo of Chippy Wood - High Reso - On the Homepage, opposite the poem ""The Clerk".

STOP PRESS ! - New Canterbury Recruit Photo from October 1965 - with Chippy Wood, Lt. Broadbent, Allaway, Allerton, Moore, Jordan & many more. Thanks to CSM Chippy Wood in Oz.        (Page 1, Recruit & Group Photos - 1960`s Howe Bks. Canterbury) 

Brilliant painting of the Battle of the Quebec - Ascending the Heights of Abraham by the US Artist Frank Otis Small 1903 - (Page 9, The Regiment in Art - Quebec, The Climb) 

A WW1 personal leather Camera-case to Maj. E. Jones, 8th (Pioneer) Bn. Royal Sussex Regiment.(Page 5, Artefacts - Various)......This Officer not yet traced.

PAYNE 6

LUCK 3

LUCK 4

GARTON 2 (B)  extra pics

COX 6

BRISTOW

 The poem "IF" - an anonymous gem from a Second Lieutenant ! - (SWING the LIGHTS 25)

Secret Docs - Evidence of "The Betrayal", now on "Current News" on the Home Page.

anon 309

SMITH 24 (edit)

SEARSON

JAY 1 

New entries posted after Febuary 1st 2018

Friends !....as we move into Febuary, there are many new items for January 2018......I hope you find within the 84 items below, something to your interest. There are fresh Artefacts & Persons.  

MILLER 4

HARMES 1

AUSHER (edit)

WHALLEY (edit)

A new sketch (opposite the poem "The Clerk", on the Home Page), "Weary, Worn and Wet" from an uknown soldier artist.

A recruiting Map of Sussex from the Southdown recruiters 1914/15, showing potential numbers by Town & District. - (Page 5, Artefacts - Grapic & Print)

TOBIN

A Car-Badge to the Queens Regiment from "Royale Enamels". - Yet another different version of the badge. - (Page 5, Artefacts - Various) 

CANAGHAN

ABRAHAM

In Memoriam - Chris Darlington from Worthing - Now on your news chronical, "Current News".

DARLINGTON

CANNING

Probably the scarcest (official) Royal Sussex Cap badges ever - A temporary Glengarry badge from the Victorian Era, as 8 pointed star - (Page 4,Badges - Cap-Badges - "Rare & Scarce")  

A rare photo of both 1st & 2nd VB Volunteer Bn. Cap-Badges together - in White-metal Tin Plate. (Page 4, Badges - Cap-Badges OR`s)

A furtherr WW1 economy version of the Cap-Badge. - Here stamped in Gun Metal Tin-Plate.        (Page 4, Badges - Cap-Badges OR`S)

A group of Officers & NCO`s of the 2nd VB Volunteer Battalion (wearing the dreaded ""Broderick" peakless forage cap) at Camp - ca1905 - (Page 10, The Regiment in Photographs, Page 1, 1905)

NICHOLS

MEPHAM 1

HEATH 1

DAVIS 6

A Rare Glengarry Cap-Badge from the 2nd Volunteer Battalion (...was worn only for a short period)      (Page 4, Badges - "Rare & Scarce") 

Unknown Royal Sussex College Blazer-Badge - (Page 4, Badges - Flashes & Patches)

Presentation Silver Cane to W. L. Aukett of the 2nd VB, 1892  - (Page 5, Artefacts - Silver)

A set of Regimental embroidered Mess Table-Napkins - (Page 5, Artefacts - Textile) 

Unusual Regimental Car-Badge in embroidered form - (Page 5, Artefacts - Various)

A Rifle Pln. of the 2nd Bn. Royal Sussex Regiment in Karachi, 1934.                                                    (Page 10, The Regiment in Photographs - Page 3 -1930`s)

The Bn. Football team of the 2nd Bn. Royal Sussex Regiment with CO, Adjt, RSM & Trophy.              (Page 10, The Regiment in Photographs - Page 3 - 1930`s)

WATSON 5

SMITH-HOWARD

SMITH 33

REBBECK (A very sad story)

MACCABEE (edit)

PIPER 2

PELHAM (edit)

HALL 5

HOPKINS 2

CLEGG (A)

CLEGG (B)

Embroidered Epaulette Shoulder Title of the 1st (Volunteer) Bn. Royal Sussex Regiment.          (Page 4, Badges - Shoulder Titles)

A further design of a car badge.- This one is fashioned from an OR`s Brass Cap-Badge.J. R. Gaunt Ltd. - 1940`s/50`s - (Page 5, Artefacts - Various)

Very Rare ! - The “preliminary“ Cap-Badge of the 2nd Bn. (107th) after amalgamation - Made of gilted brass.- Worn only for a very short period, before adopting the Royal Sussex Regiment`s Plumed Cap-Badge. - (Page 4, Badges - Rare & Scarce)

Very Rare ! - OR`s Cap-Badge - Anodised “Staybrite“ version from Smith & Wright Ltd., London. -Never issued to a regular Bn. - Home Counties Badge introduction & rebadging made it obsolete as soon as it was produced. (Page 4, Badges - Rare & Scarce)

WILSON 7

BRIGHTWELL

Recruit Group Photo (3rd Trg. Bn.) Cooden Beach 1914 - (Page 1, Recruit & Group Photos) 

STENNER

Very good caricature of a Royal Sussex Officer by Alan Rouse 1908. - (Opposite the poem "The Clerk" on the Home-Page)

Enemy address loud hailer, Snakeshead Ridge, Italy - (The Regiment in Photographs - WW2, Italy)

Who are these Royal Sussex soldiers in Maala Straight ?                                                              (Page 10, The Regiment in Photographs - Page 13, Aden 1965, last entry)

MARILLIER

CAMPION (edit)

CONSTABLE 3

BRETT 3

BANHAM

LLOYD 1

BARROW 1 (edit)

BRAUND

BRAUND 1

anon 308 - (Page 7, The Anonymous Ones)

Sweetheart Brooch in Silver from 2nd Bn. - (Page 3, Jewellery - Sweetheart Brooches & other.......)

FULLER 3

ELLIS 8

Detail of Badging on the Priez Memorial - (Page 11, Regimental Memorials & Plaques - France)

Startling photo of boy-messenger of the 5th (Cinque Ports) Bn. - (Page 10, The Regiment in Photographs - World War 1 - 1914

anon 306

anon 307

TAYLOR 11

A few new pics from Pete Abbott - see on "Current News" (will integrate them within the pages later)

STUNT 3

STEVENS 8

GODDEN 2

GODDEN 3

FRAMP (edit)

BAXTER 2

CARE

BARNES 7

I have posted two new newspaper articles on "Current News", a tribute to David Stevens (died in May) &  "A Dunkirk Story" from Sgt. Dennis Jenner.

HERMAN

FOGDEN (edit)

The unloved "Broderick" OR`s forage-cap, only worn from 1904 to 1906.                                      (Page 6, Uniforms - Uniform Artefacts)

MARCHANT 2

New entries posted after 1st January 2018