Appeal for information

Did you have a relative who served in The Royal Sussex Regiment?

If so we would like to know about them.

We are keen to add further information and soldiers stories to the website. If you have information about anyone who served in The Royal Sussex Regiment during the Victorian or WWI periods, or any other period, please let us have details, especially if you have photographs which could identify members of the Regiment from days gone by.

Information on those who died during the Great War is reasonably easy to obtain at a basic level (see below), for those who survived, there is little information available. Please help us to increase the knowledge about WWI survivors by telling us about your relatives.

If your enquiry is specifically related to the work of The Royal Sussex Living History Group, or the Battle of the Boar’s Head, Lowther’s Lambs (soldiers with the prefix SD to their service number), the survivors and those who died, then please contact us

We regret, for the present, we are unable to respond to other requests for information on individual soldiers.

The following sources may be of assistance:

The National Archive Holds records of soldiers medal index cards, battalion war diaries etc.
The Commonwealth Wargraves Commission Free search for soldiers who died in both world wars.
Military Pay per view of Soldiers Died in the Great War and other databases.
WSCC Record Offices Holds the Royal Sussex Regimental Archive
Veterans UK For access to records of military personnel still living.
WWII Army Records

Every person who served in the armed forces during WW2 has a service record, which contains details of that person’s wartime activity.

We have no access to those records, they are still held by the MOD, and are normally closed under the 75-year confidentiality rules, they can be requested by the person they relate to, or their next of kin only.

Please note that they require you to provide them with your postal address, and that due to lack of staff, and the increased interest in family history, there are very long delays in responding to the public.

There is a search fee of £25.
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