Rank: Private G/6228
Regiment or Ship: Royal Sussex Regiment
Service Number(s): G/6228
Occupation: Carman (1911 Census)
Date of Birth: 1887
Place of Birth: Hollington, Sussex
Date of Death: 20.06.1917
Place of Death: Possibly killed at the Battle of Messines Ridge. Place of Burial / Memorials:
Ypres (Ieper), West Flanders (West-Vlaanderen), Belgium mentioned on Panel 20 on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.
Address: The Bungalow, Stunts Green, Herstmonceux
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Frederick Sargent, born 1859, in Hooe, and Emily Sargent (née Bailey) born 1867 in Cuckfield district. The couple were married in1885, in the district of Cuckfield, Sussex
Elsie Sargent born 1898, in Hastings, Sussex
Emily Sargent born 1900, in Hastings, Sussex
Frederick Arthur Sargent, born 1904, in Hastings, Sussex
Wife: Thomas William Sargent married Agnes Anna Booth in the December quarter of 1906 in the district of Hastings. No children have been found.
First World War Experience
Thomas William Sargent’s service records have not survived the Second World War bombing of London and his medal Roll Index card only tells us that he was in the Royal Sussex Regiment and his Regimental Number was G/6228 – it doesn’t even give an idea as to the theatre of war in which he was engaged.
Thomas received, posthumously, two of the medals awarded to all who took part in the hostilities – the “Victory” medal and the “British” medal.
It is not clear why this man’s name was on the Memorial in Hooe Church, as he seems to have had no personal connection with the village and, while his father says that he was born there, the family don’t seem to have lived there long after the census of 1891. There were other Sargent’s living in Hooe so perhaps, it was because of an unknown family relationship.
Address at time of death:
“The Bungalow”, Stunts Green, Herstmonceux, Sussex.