Royal British Legion


President: Sir Frank Sanderson Bt. OBE

Chairman: Mr Charles Merchant 

Standard Bearer: Mr Tim Wooff

Hon. Treasurer: Mrs Linda Mintram

Hon. Secretary: Mr Fred Marshall

Meetings in 2018: Monday 14th MayMonday 24th September;  AGM - Monday 26th November.  All Meetings are at 8 pm in the Rose & Crown Inn


The Burwash Branch of the Royal British Legion has around 60 members and concentrates on the annual Poppy collection, the Remembrance Sunday service in the Parish Church and supporting the Legion in their works to assist Ex-Servicemen, especially in this time of war. 

Although very interested in the High Street memorial, this is owned by the Parish Council.  The lantern in the top of the memorial is lit on the anniversary of the death of each Burwash, Burwash Common, Burwash Weald man or woman listed on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission register.

The Burwash Roll of Honour was prepared for the Parish Council by a member of the Branch and contains the names of 135 Burwash parishioners who died during the Great War and 29 who died during the Second World War plus 2 officially listed Civilian War Dead. For a village of no more than 3,000 inhabitants, this was a truly terrible loss.  500 Burwash men enlisted in the Great War and 37% died.

All are welcome to become members of the Branch, the only requirement is that you support the aims of the Legion in their vital work in assisting Ex-Service men and women and their families and furthering Remembrance of those who served in the past. 

Local records of service

Other useful links

There are many other useful websites you can visit:

  • The Sussex County Branch Royal British Legion click here
  • The Commonwealth War Graves Commission click here
  • The Armed Forces Memorial click here
  • The Thiepval Visitor Centre click here
  • Great War Cemeteries in France and Belgium click here