Name Rank & Number Battalion Age Died Grave Ref Cemetery Notes


Arthur Nelson Hampton WEEKES M.C Captain “B” Coy. 1st/4th (Territorial) Bn. 29 29/07/1918
Ouchy Le Chateau, France.

Son of Arthur and Jessie Weekes, of The Mansion House, Hurstpierpoint, Sussex.

The following extracts are from The London Gazette

Tuesday 23rd July 1918 – Military Cross Winners
The Military Cross (the award of which has been previously recorded) has been conferred upon the undermentioned Sussex officers for the deeds described below : -

Captain Arthur Nelson Hampton Weekes, 4th Bn.

For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in the field. Having captured his first objective, he held on to his position until dark, though exposed to enfilading machine- gun fire, which caused many casualties among his men. He showed the greatest coolness and determination.

Friday 16th August 1918 – Sussex Officers Killed
Captain Arthur Nelson Hampton Weekes M.C. Royal Sussex Regiment, was among the local Sussex officers killed in the recent fighting, he was killed on the 29th July. He was the oldest son of the late Mr. Arthur Weekes, J.P., and Mrs. Weekes, of the Mansion House, Hurstpierpoint. He was a well know officer of the Territorial battalion, and his death will be keenly felt in the town with which the family has been associated for so long a period of time. He was 29 years of age and obtained his captaincy in September