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    On June 30th, 1916, 366 men - mainly from Sussex - of the 11th, 12th and 13th Southdowns Battalions of the Royal Sussex Regiment were killed and over 1000 wounded or taken prisoner in the Battle of the Boar's Head. This black day was later known as "The Day Sussex Died", due to the high amount of casualties from Sussex who sacrificed their lives for King, Country and County.

    On the 102nd anniversary of this poignant day we lower our Sussex flags to half mast to remember them.

    "Stand or Fall for Sussex by the Sea"
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      On June 30th, 1916, 366 men - mainly from Sussex - of the 11th, 12th and 13th Southdowns Battalions of the Royal Sussex Regiment were killed and over 1000 wounded or taken prisoner in the Battle of the Boar's Head. This black day was later known as "The Day Sussex Died", due to the high amount of casualties from Sussex who sacrificed their lives for King, Country and County.

      On the 102nd anniversary of this poignant day we lower our Sussex flags to half mast to remember them.

      "Stand or Fall for Sussex by the Sea"
      Lest We Forget��

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      Indeed it is. I have been doing some research for our local History society, and Cowfold lost nine men in that very battle. R.I.P. all of them.
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      On June 30th, 1916, 366 men - mainly from Sussex - of the 11th, 12th and 13th Southdowns Battalions of the Royal Sussex Regiment were killed and over 1000 wounded or taken prisoner in the Battle of the Boar's Head. This black day was later known as "The Day Sussex Died", due to the high amount of casualties from Sussex who sacrificed their lives for King, Country and County.

      On the 102nd anniversary of this poignant day we lower our Sussex flags to half mast to remember them.

      "Stand or Fall for Sussex by the Sea"
      Lest We Forget��

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      Well done TB
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      I'm ashamed to say I knew little of this. I was aware that Sussex suffered lots of casualties during the war but I didn't realise it was the day before the Battle of the Somme. Lots of info here on Wiki https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle..._Boar%27s_Head

      In less than 5 hours The Royal Sussex Regiment had 17 officers and 349 men killed, including 12 sets of brothers, three from one family. Some of the survivors were still struggling back through no man's land a week later.

      Nelson Victor Carter from Eastbourne was awarded a posthumous V.C. which is on display at the Redoubt Museum on the seafront and there is a blue plaque on his house at 33 Grey's Road.

      Stand or Fall was never more appropriate; such a pity so many fell.

      Next time I'm on a Somme trip Richebourg-l'Avoué is going to be my first stop.

      I think today is appropriate to dust off my ceramic poppy.

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      The Memorial stone in Beach House Park Worthing.
      You be glad you be Sussex born!
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      The Memorial stone in Beach House Park Worthing.

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      That we'll stand or fall
      For Sussex by the Sea.
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