SECTION 3


WHAT`  s NEW ?

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


  • Our tribute to Lyra McKee, murdered by the IRA on Good Friday 19th 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 23rd March 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. 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 assasinated 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 Regimenmtal 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 Carribean 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 untill 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 Horsehoe . 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 Asswan 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 Silberhuette 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 Fontpage,  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 neccessary 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
  • MAKTELOW
  • 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  seperate 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