Poppy Cross, Remembrance day display in Westminster Abbey

Eastbourne remembers

In commemoration and remembrance of the end of the First World War and the many millions who were killed or came home dreadfully wounded, Eastbourne has set up a website so we can remember our local soldiers – click here for more details. They have also placed pavement stickers around the town and we have one outside our shop. It is to remember our resident Harry Oakman.

Harry Oakman

241 Seaside – 1892- 1916

Harry went to Christ Church School and worked at Messrs Campbell, Confectioners, Carlisle Road then with Messrs Sainsbury for nearly 4 years. He served with the Royal Army Medical Corps and the London Irish Rifles and was declared missing in 1916 but not confirmed that he had been killed until 1917. Killed in action near Arras on 9 October 1916, aged 25. He left a widow and a daughter.


Services to remember the fallen who lost their lives in conflicts will take place in Eastbourne over the weekend.



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