On Sunday 2nd September 2018 Haywards Heath Town Council in partnership with Mid Sussex District Council have the privilege to honour the bravery of a local resident during the First World War.  The date marks 100 years since the awarding of a Victoria Cross, to Sergeant Arthur Knight, a soldier born in Haywards Heath, who showed conspicuous bravery, initiative, and devotion to duty during the Second Battle of Arras in 1918.

We are holding a commemorative Service and the unveiling of a commemorative stone which will take place at The Haywards Heath War Memorial, Muster Green at 2.00pm. Everyone is welcome to attend the service that is being supported by the Haywards Heath Royal British Legion and led by Reverend Ray Smith from St Wilfrids Church.

The stone is part of a nationwide initiative led by the Ministry for Housing, Community and Local Government to coincide with the nationwide First World War centenary commemoration.

Victoria Cross Invite

Steven Trice

Town Clerk

Haywards Heath Town Council

Tel – 01444 455694