Read a general overview of the history of Shoreham Fort.
All about the Sussex Volunteer Artillery who were stationed at Shoreham Fort
Gives a plan of the fort and describes its design.
All about the 1st Sussex Artillery Volunteers, including muster rolls.
Newspaper articles about Shoreham Fort, 1st Sussex Artillery Volunteers or FOSF.
The Lewis Gun was a light machine gun which first came into service during the First World War.
The Martini Henry Rifle was the standard issue weapon for the British army from 1871 until 1889.
In May 1894 people gathered on the beach near Newhaven to watch a trial of an armoured train.
A brief maritime history of Shoreham and its Fort by Andy Ramus - Shoreham Redoubt, the Adur, and two thousand years of coastal defence.
Read about the life and largely about the death of Colonel George Kirwan Carr Lloyd of Lancing Manor who was a Deputy Lieutenant and a magistrate for Sussex
In the Church of St Mary de Haura in Shoreham there is a commemorative plaque to the memory of E. A. Lowdell Fenner who died during the Boer War.
Martin Landfried was bandmaster of the 1st Sussex Volunteer Artillery. He was also the man who had sounded the bugle at the battle of Balaclava.
In 1873, Sir Charles Boxall was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant into the 1st Sussex volunteer artillery.
Sir Julian Goldsmid was a British lawyer, businessman and honorary colonel of the 1st Sussex Artillery Volunteers.
Stephen Easter was a very wealthy and important land-owner in the Lancing and Shoreham area; he owned much of Shoreham Beach including Shoreham Fort.
Although the surname ‘Gorringe’ is not common in Britain as a whole, it is found very frequently in Sussex.
William Streader worked as a Customs officer in Shoreham and was a member of the 1st Sussex Artillery Volunteers with the rank of Sergeant Major.
Will Evans.1866-1931 Will Evans was a highly celebrated knockabout comedian who lived and worked in Bungalow Town, Shoreham.
Nissen Huts are named after their inventor – Peter Norman Nissen and are nothing to do with Nissan, the Japanese car firm.
Details the story of Albert Collins, a volunteer artillery man who was stationed at Shoreham Fort
When thinking about the filmmaking industry you wouldn't really think of Shoreham as being part of it...
In 1913 the area around Buckingham park was peaceful open farm land. Locals had no idea that this was about to change.
There were no actual mutinies at Shoreham Camp. But there were expressions of discontent about the way the troops were being treated,
The Great War was fought on land, on sea and in the air. Most people think of the war as being fought more-or-less on the Western Front by soldiers in trenches.
Read about impact of the Defence of the Realm Act on Britain, and Sussex in particular.
Details the usage of the Searchlight tower at Shoreham Fort
The Dieppe Raid, took place in 1942, involved Canadian soldiers, and originated along the south coast.
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