WHAT` s NEW ?
A reversed chronological review of recently posted items (latest at the top !)
Fresh items posted after 1st June 2020
Fresh Items posted after 1st May 2020 - (better late than never!)
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.
New items Posted after 1st April 2020
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 !
New items posted after 1st March 2020
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).
New Entries posted after 1st February
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.
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.
New Entries posted after 1st November 2019
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.
New Entries posted after 1st October 2019
A Personal Story - The story of Pte. Albert John Harris, 9th (Shiny Ninth) Bn. Royal Sussex Regiment - Section 16, Swing the Lights (at the top)
New entries posted after 1st September 2019
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 ??
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)
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)
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.)
New entries posted after 1st July 2018
New Entries posted after 1st June 2019
New Entries posted after 1st May 2019
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")
New entries posted after 1st April 2019
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
New Entries posted after 1st Febuary 2019
New entries posted after 1st January 2019
New Entries Posted after 1st December 2018
Persons & Artefacts posted after 1st November 2018
New entries for items & persons posted after 1st October 2018
New entries posted after 1st July 2018
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.
New entries posted after the 1st March 2018
Photo of the Week - Very Rare Badges from the "Cradle Days" of the Royal Sussex Regiment.
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)
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)
An Officer`s "Chip-Bag", Side -Cap from the 2nd Bn. Royal Sussex Regiment from ca 1947/8 (Page 6, Uniforms - Uniform Artefacts)
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.
GARTON 2 (B) extra pics
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.
SMITH 24 (edit)
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.
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)
A Car-Badge to the Queens Regiment from "Royale Enamels". - Yet another different version of the badge. - (Page 5, Artefacts - Various)
In Memoriam - Chris Darlington from Worthing - Now on your news chronical, "Current News".
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)
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)
REBBECK (A very sad story)
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)
Recruit Group Photo (3rd Trg. Bn.) Cooden Beach 1914 - (Page 1, Recruit & Group Photos)
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)
BARROW 1 (edit)
anon 308 - (Page 7, The Anonymous Ones)
Sweetheart Brooch in Silver from 2nd Bn. - (Page 3, Jewellery - Sweetheart Brooches & other.......)
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
A few new pics from Pete Abbott - see on "Current News" (will integrate them within the pages later)
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.
The unloved "Broderick" OR`s forage-cap, only worn from 1904 to 1906. (Page 6, Uniforms - Uniform Artefacts)
New entries posted after 1st January 2018