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 is prepared for the Parish Council by a member of the Branch and contains the names of over 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.
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
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