Commonwealth War Graves Commission - WW I

Mary Norris

St John sub Castro Churchyard contains six graves registered with the CWGC.
Of these just two of the men from WW1 are listed on the Memorial in the church.

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World War 1

James Percy Pettitt and William Henry Wren are both listed on the Memorial. They are both buried in the South part of the cemetery and both have CWGC headstones.

Alfred Percy Tiller is remembered on the headstone of a private family grave. It is registered with the CWGC as a war grave but does not have a CWGC headstone. He is listed on the Lewes War Memorial but not the St John sub Castro Memorial.

Post World War 1

2nd Lt G T Hotblack and Gunner Bernard Francis were both killed in Ireland in 1921 during the fighting for Irish Independence and are buried close to each other. As servicemen killed in the line of duty their deaths are registered with the CWGC, but since their deaths did not occur as a result of the fighting during WW1 they are not listed on the Memorial.
G T Hotblack is remembered on the kerbstone of a family grave. His grave is registered with the CWGC as a private grave and he has no CWGC headstone.
Bernard Francis has a CWGC gravestone. He is included on the CWGC addendum list, but with no further details.

The sixth grave is from WW2.

Lewes Cemetery contains six graves of men from St John sub Castro parish, one from WW1 and five from WW2. All are listed on the St John sub Castro Memorial.

Edwin Stapley Ade was buried in a family grave. His CWGC headstone was replaced in 2004.

This page was added on 20/10/2020.

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