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Charles Nesfield Andrewes
Frederick Balchin
Henry Bennett
Charles Bradford
William Burgess
Arthur Chessall
James Compton
Aldwyn Custance
Charles Deacon
Frank Eames
George Fuggles
Isaac Gratwicke
Peter Gratwicke
Alfred Hide
Charles Howell
John Huntley
Arthur Kennard
Henry Kensett
Sidney Kensett
Bernard Laker
Frederick Laker
Frederick Lewry
Philip Mitchell
Thomas Owen
William Parsons
Charles Rapley
Charles Roberts
Arthur Rush
William Sayers
Alec Shoubridge
Thomas Shoubridge
Frank Simmons
James Standing
Albert Welcome
Frederick Whitner
James Willis

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Charles Bourne
Alexander Buller
John Corbet-Ward
Richard Corbet-Ward
Alfred Godward
Norman Gratwicke
Vivian Hughes
Harry Jones
Charles Knight
Frank Knight
John Lawson
Lawrence Moore
James Steadman
Herbert Turk
Charles Wieland
Richard Wykes


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Southwater War Memorial

1914-1918

Name Alec John SHOUBRIDGE
Regiment 5909 4th Dragoon Guards ( Royal Irish) a cavalry regiment
Baptised 18.2.1894 Southwater, son of William John and Hannah from St Leonards Road, Horsham.
Died 24th April 1915 killed by a shell near Ypres
Age 21
Cemetery Family In 1911 family were at 1 Andrews Cottages, Andrews Road before moving to Star Cottage , Cripplegate Lane , Southwater
From Horley Town Council website

Alec John Shoubridge was born in 1894 in Horsham, one of five children, to William and Hannah Shoubridge. The family lived at Slaugham for some years but, by 1911, were at 1 Andrews Cottages, Southwater near Horsham. Alec was employed as a butcher’s boy. He gave an unknown Horley address on enlistment. Alec joined the army as a regular soldier because his medal card shows him as being sent to France on 16th August 1914 and he may well have been presen when, at dawn on Saturday 22nd August 1914, C Squadron of the 4th Royal Irish Dragoon Guards pushed out two patrols north from Mons towards Soignies and met the Germans for the first time. C Squadron commenced a reconnaissance along the road heading out from Maisières. Four enemy cavalrymen of the 2nd Kuirassiers emerged from the direction of Casteau. They were spotted by the British and turned around, whereupon they were pursued and engaged. There were other cavalry encounters with the enemy in the areas of La Louvière and Binche and the 4th were also engaged at the Battle of Le Cateau and in subsequent rearguard actions. 4th Dragoon Guards were part of 1st Cavalry Division and, although trained as mounted troops, were frequently used as infantry. They were used in both roles and were engaged in trench warfare at the first Battle of Ypres and through the winter of 1914/15. This was a relatively quiet period between the First and Second Battles of Ypres. The German Army mounted several determined assaults in early March and their artillery continued to bombard the allied lines and the city of Ypres. It was during this period that Alec sustained the wounds that led to his death on 24th April 1915, aged 21, and he is buried in Duhallow Cemetery, which is on the site of an Advanced Dressing Station on the Diksmuidseweg in Ypres. Duhallow ADS Cemetery, Belgium Plot VII Row B Grave 9
Family In 1911 the family were at 1 Andrews Cottages, Andrews Road and later at Star Cottage , Cripplegate Lane , Southwater


Duhallow ADS Cemetery, BELGIUM


Duhallow ADS Cemetery, BELGIUM