Cecil, Thomas, Arthur and John Balcombe

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Reference WMO/298428


Hurstpierpoint Old Cemetery



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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Addition to Gravestone
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Addition to family gravestone
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The headstone records the following details:- Thomas, youngest son of William & Francis Balcombe, of Brighton, who died at Hurst Wickham, Oct. 31 1895, age 38 years, "Thy will be done" Also recorded are his four sons lost in the war, one of whom Cecil, is buried here:- Thomas Balcombe, A.B. killed on HMS "Invincible" at Jutland May 31st, 1916. - Pte. Arthur Balcombe, died at the siege of Kut-El-Amara, July 4th, 1916. Age 27. - Corpl. John Balcombe, 1st Batt. Coldstream Guards, killed at Cambrai, Nov 27th 1917. Age 29. - Rfn. Cecil Balcombe, 1st Batt. Queen's Westminster Rifles, died at Brighton, March 19th 1919, Age 28, from disease contracted on active service in Salonica and buried here.

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