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ANGMERING WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Chris Comber 2004
additional information Neil Rogers-Davis - www.angmeringvillage.co.uk

The Memorial Cross is situated on the green near the crossroads in the center of the village listing the names and initials of 40 men. The memorial is in the form of a very tall octagonal latin cross and column, with octagonal plinth and two stepped base. There are 40 names listed for World War 1 and 11 fro World War 2. The memorial was unveiled by Colonel Campion on 27th May 1920. The designer was P M Johnson, the letter cutter was Eric Gill. The memorial is a Grade II listed monument.

Photograph from old postcard

1914
IN
REMEMBRANCE
OF THESE
WHO SERVED
AND DIED
IN THE WAR
1918

ANSELL

Frederick James

Lance Corporal L/5928, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Died of wounds on the Marne 11th September 1914. Aged 34 Regular Soldier. Son of Walter and Mary Ansell of Angmering. Husband of Mrs. Edith Mildred Ansell of 19, Sydney Terrace, Bridport Road, Dorchester, Dorset. Born in Angmering and enlisted in Lewes. Dorchester W. M. Buried Priez Communal Cemetery F. 1134

ARNELL

John Henry

Stoker Petty Officer 304192, H.M.S. "Begonia", Royal Navy. Lost when a U-Boat in The Atlantic torpedoed the Sloop 6th October 1917. Aged Son of Mary Arnell. Born in Lavant near Chichester. Husband of Mary Arnell of Stainshaw, Portsmouth Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial MR. 3.

ASHMORE

Alfred Lewis

Lance Corporal 11306, 1st Battalion, The Worcestershire Regiment. 8th Division. Died in France 12th August 1918. Born in Angmering and enlisted in London. Buried Glageon Communal Cemetery F. 1213

Note: Ashmore Avenue, Angmering, is named after L/Cpl Alfred Lewis Ashmore, 1st Worcester Regt. who was killed during WW1.

BENTINCK

Francis John Mark

Private 57113, 'A' Company, 61st Battalion, The Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 17th June 1918. Aged 29. Son of William and Sarah Bentinck Husband of Mrs. Ethel Mary Bentinck of 5, Church Road, Angmering. Born in Angmering and enlisted in Chichester. Formerly Royal Fusiliers. Buried Berguette Churchyard F. 497

BERRY

Alfred John

Private TF. 241308 1/5th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 48th Division. Killed in action near Ypres. 4th October 1917. Born in Angmering and enlisted in Worthing Commemorated on The Tyne Cot Memorial Belgium MR. 30

BROWN

Frederick

Private SD. 3301 2nd. Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st. Division. Killed in action. 20th August 1916 at Bazentin la Petit. Aged 25 Son of Mr and Mrs George Joseph Brown of Passals Farm, Blackboys. Born in Nutley and enlisted in Arundel. Resident of Angmering. Formerly with the South Downs Battalions. (12th Battalion, SDGW Part 40) Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial MR. 21

BURCHFIELD

Samuel Thomas

Able Seaman R/2725, Hood Battalion, Royal Naval Division, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Died 29th September 11918. Aged 31. Son of Walter and Martha Burchfield, of Little Worth Cottages, Angmering, Littlehampton; husband of Emily Jane Burchfield, of Norriss Cottages, East Preston, Littlehampton, Sussex. No known grave. Commemorated on Vis-enf-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 1 and 2.

BURNS

William Spier

Sergeant SD/3304, 'D' Company, 13th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action 30th June 1916. Aged Son of Mr. and Mrs. John Burn of Thornhill, Dumfries. Born in Kilbarchan, Renfrewshire. Enlisted in Arundel. Commemorated on The Scottish National War Memorial, Edinburgh and Singleton Parish Church W. M. Commemorated on The Loos Memorial MR. 19.

CHALK

John

Sergeant 730002, 75th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment). Died 6th September 1917. Aged 37. Born 14th may 1880 in Angmering. Husband of Kate Chalk, of 15, Gilholm Avenue E., Galt, Ontario. Labourer by trade. Previouslky served in the Queen's Own West Kent Regiment. Enlisted and passed fit 8th November 1915 at Galt, Ontario, Canada. Height 5 feet 7½ inches, girth 34½ inches, complexion fair, eyes blue, hair fair. Religion Baptist or Congregationalist. Buried in Bruay Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas de Calais, France. Plot/Row/Section K. Grave 11. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 1599 - 8

CHANT

Harry

Private G/1745, 8th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 18th Division. Killed in an air raid near Boves 6th April 1918. Aged 23. Son of Mr. and Mrs. George Chant of 22, Chalks Cottages, Angmering. Born in Angmering and enlisted in Chichester. Buried Boves West Communal Cemetery Extension F. 881.

CHEESEMAN

Harry George

Lance Corporal G/3465 Depot Royal Sussex. Died at home 26th February 1917. Aged 23. Son of Mr. and Mrs. H. Cheeseman of "The Cotterells" Angmering. Badly wounded in November 1915 and discharged. Not included in SDGW Part 40. Buried St. Margaret's Churchyard, Angmering.

CLARE-BALL

Janet

Nurse, V.A.D. Extract from a local newspaper:

“There was a representative gathering at the funeral of Miss Clare-Ball, which took place at Angmering on Tuesday, January 2nd. This lady was a sister-in-law to Major Fleming (President of the Angmering Unionist Association) and was well known and respected in the parish. For some time past she has been nursing wounded soldiers at the Littlehampton Voluntary Aid Hospital. She has resided in the district for the last ten years. The deceased lady was the second daughter of the late Col. Clare-Ball, C. B. and much sympathy is felt for her mother, Mrs Knox Clare-Ball. As well as the family mourners, several nurses from the Littlehampton Red Cross Hospital attended at the graveside to pay their last tribute of respect.”

CLEVETT

Herbert George

Corporal L/6816, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Died of wounds at first Ypres 6th November 1914. Regular Soldier. Aged 26. Born in Angmering and enlisted in Chichester. Portslade and West Hove W. M. Buried Ypres Town Cemetery Extension, Menin Gate, Belgium B. 58

DENYER

James

Private G/15976, 13th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Died of wounds 26th October 1916. Aged 25 Son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Denyer of Angmering. Born in Afold, Surrey and enlisted in Angmering. Buried Warloy-Baillon Communal Cemetery Extension F. 44

FIELD

Archie

Driver 59548, 'A' Battery, 256th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action during the March Retreat 21st March 1918. Aged 20. Son of George and Ellen Field of 3, Church Road, Angmering Born in Littlehampton and enlisted in Worthing. Commemorated on The Arras Memorial MR. 20

FINCH

Frederick Henry Harvey

Private SE/24697, Woolwich Depot, Royal Army Veterinary Corps. Died at home 24th January 1917. Born in Rye and enlisted in Angmering Buried St. Margaret's Churchyard, Angmering.

GATES

Arthur William Roper

Private SD/4969, 'A' Company, 12th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action 18th March 1916. Aged 19. Son of Florence Annie Roper Gates of Church Farm Cottage, Rustington. Born in Worthing and enlisted in Littlehampton. Included on Rustington W. M. Buried Sailly sur la Lys Canadian Cemetery F. 254

GILBERT

William Allan

Sergeant 6442 4th Battalion, The Worcestershire Regiment. 29th Division. Killed in action on Gallipoli 6th August 1915. Born in Burpham and enlisted in Chichester. Next of kin Birmingham Commemorated on The Helles Memorial Gallipoli MR. 4.

HAMMOND

James

Royal Marine Artillery. No information can be found from the CWGC records for this man.

Note: Hammond Close, Angmering commemorates James Hammond who was killed in World War 1, members of the family still live in Angmering.

HILLIER

Maurice

Second Lieutenant, 6th Battalion, The Kings Own Scottish Borderers. 9th Division. Killed in action 9. 4. 17. Aged 19 Son of Edward Guy Hillier C.M.G. and Mrs. Ada Hillier of Peking, China. Educated at Sandhurst Gazetted in 1916. Buried Bailleul Road Cemetery F. 644/5

HORNE

George

[Also spelt HORN] Lance Sergeant 7845, 4th Battalion, Kings Royal Rifle Corps. 27th Division. Killed in action near Ypres 8th May 1915. Born and enlisted in Arundel. Next of kin, Angmering. Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial Ypres. MR. 29.

HORTON

George Lancaster

Private SD/5048, 13th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action 30th June 1916. Aged 19. Son of Jesse and Anne Horton of Byfleet Cottages, Angmering. Born in Angmering and enlisted in Worthing. Commemorated on The Loos Memorial Mr. 19.

Note: Horton Place, Angmering, was named after Pte George Horton, 13th Royal Sussex, who was killed during WW1. Members of the Horton family still live in the village.

LINFIELD

Joseph

Private L/10867, 1st Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Died 24th November 1919. Buried in Rawalpindi War Cemetery, Pakistan. Plot 4. Row A. Grave 2.

Note; Linfield Close,Angmering was named after Pte Joseph Linfield, 1st Royal Sussex Regt., and Pte. William Denn Linfield, 7th Royal Sussex Regt., who were both killed during WW1.

LINFIELD

William Denn

Private SD/3164, 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action at Senlis Mill 5th April 1918. Born in Stroud, Gloucs. and enlisted in Worthing. Resident in Angmering. Commemorated on The Pozieres Memorial MR. 27.

Note; Linfield Close,Angmering was named after Pte Joseph Linfield, 1st Royal Sussex Regt., and Pte. William Denn Linfield, 7th Royal Sussex Regt., who were both killed during WW1.

LUCK

Robin

Rifleman 23/1511, 1/3rd Battalion, The New Zealand Rifle Brigade. New Zealand Division. Killed in action on the Somme 15th September 1916. Aged 31. Son of Frederick and Annie Luck of Church Hill House, Angmering. Commemorated on The Caterpillar Valley (New Zealand) Memorial.

McKENZIE-SLATER

John

Private L/10589, 8th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 18th Division. Killed in action 8th September 1917. Aged 20 Son of Mr. and Mrs. John Mckenzie-Slater of Angmering. Born in Brockley, Kent and enlisted in Chichester. Buried Duhallow ADS. Cemetery, Ypres, Belgium B. 20.

MESSENGER

Stanley

Private STK/468, "B" Company, 10th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Killed in action 15th July 1916. Aged 26. Born and resident Hampstead, enlisted London. Son of the late Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Messenger, of 47, Rosslyn Hill, Hampstead, London. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 8 C 9 A and 16 A.

MITCHELL

Fredeick

Sergeant G/153, 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action at Arras 9th April 1917. Born in Manchester and enlisted in Hove. Resident in Angmering. Buried Feuchy Chapel British Cemetery F. 531

PARSONS

Arthur James

Private G/5683, 8th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 18th Division. Killed in action 14th December 1915. Aged 19. Son of James and Marion Parsons of 23, Chalks Cottages, Angmering. Born in Angmering and enlisted in Worthing. Buried Dernancourt Communal Cemetery F. 176. Note: Parsons Close in Angmering is named after Private Arthur Parsons of the 8th Royal Sussex Regiment who was killed during WW1.

PEARSON

H John

Private G/17985, 1st Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment. 5th Division. Died of wounds 12th February 1917. Aged 30. Son of John and Louisa Pearson of Limehouse. Born in Limehouse, East London and enlisted in Chichester. Resident of Angmering. Former Royal Sussex. Buried Bethune Town Cemetery F. 80

PELLING

William

Private, Royal Sussex Regiment probably William Henry PELLING, Private G/1380. 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Died of wounds 9th may 1915. Born and enlisted Worthing. Buried in Rue-Des-Berceaux Military Cemetery, Richebourg-l'Avoue, Pas de Calais, Frace. PLot I. Row D. Grave 15.

POCOCK

Henry Peter

Private SD/3200, 13th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action 30th June 1916. Aged 22. Son of Simon and Kate Pocock of Blaber Cottage, Angmering. Born in Angmering and enlisted in Lewes. Commemorated on The Loos Memorial MR. 19.

ROLFE

Lionel Thomas

Private SD/ 3002, 13th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action 30th June 1916. Born and enlisted in Worthing. Next of kin Angmering. Buried St. Vaast Military Cemetery F. 631

SMART

Stephen William

Private 38644, 2nd Battalion, The Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. 32nd Division. Killed in action 25th August 1917. Aged 27. Son of Stephen and Emily Elizabeth Smart of 17, The Cotterells, The High Street, Angmering. Born in Angmering and enlisted in Chichester. Commemorated on The Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium Mr. 30.

TERRY

Albert [Edward]

[Listed as Albert John TERRY on memorial] Private 291591. 46th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Saskatchewan Regiment). Died of wounds 30th October 1917. Born 23rd July 1897 in Angmering. Son of Mrs James Terry, of Angmering. Residetn Desford, Manitoba, Canada. Butcher by trade. Emigrated to Canada circa 1913. Enlisted and passed fit 28th February 1916 at Boissevain, Manitoba, Canada, aged 23 years 7 months, height 5 feet 5½ inches, girth 36 inches, complexion fair, eyes grey, hair medium brown; religion Church of England. He sailed for England on the SS Olympic on 13th November 1916. Buried in Etaples Military Cemetery, France. Plot XXX. Row H. Grave 17. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 9573 - 13

TERRY

Frank

Private G/15982, 13th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action 26th September 1916. Eldest Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Terry of "The Square" Angmering. Born in Angmering and enlisted in Littlehampton. Buried Euston Road Cemetery, Colincamps. F. 156.

WADEY

Harry

Corporal 32356, 10th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment transferred to 488901, 977th Employment Company, Labour Corps. Died 29th November 1918. Buried in Mikra British Cemetery, Kalamaria, Greece. Grave 951.

WELLER

Alfred

Private 5253 (CWGC) or 241877 (SDGW), 1st/6th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 8th March 1917. Aged 22. Born and enlisted Brighton. Brother of Mrs. Bertha Bowrah, of 14, St. Martin's St., Lewes Rd., Brighton. Buried in Foncquevillers Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais , France. Plot III. Row D. Grave 3.

WELLER

George Abraham

Private 25759, 1st Battalion, The East Surrey Regiment. 5th Division. Died of wounds 15th March 1917. Aged 33. Husband of Mrs. Fanny Weller (remarried) of Lyminster. Born in Dorking and enlisted in Angmering. Included on Rustington W. M. Buried Bethune Town Cemetery F. 80

WHITFIELD, D.S.M. Medaille Militaire

Ernest George

Leading Seaman. 182706 Royal Navy. HMS "Alert" Killed in action in Mesoptamia 30th September 1916. Aged 38. Husband of Mrs. Mary Cecilia Whitfield of Littleworth Cottage, Angmering. Awarded DSM and Medaille Militaire. Buried Bagdhad (North Gate) Cemetery, Iraq.

Note: Whitfield Close in Angmering was named after L/S Ernest Whitfield, DCM, MM (Fr), of HMS Alert, who was killed during WW1

1939-1945

BENTLEY

Jack Herbert

Private 14207157, 10th Battalion, Royal Berkshire Regiment. Died 18th July 1943. Aged 27. Son of William Wilfred and Louisa Jane Bentley; husband of Eva Elsie Bentley, of Angmering, Sussex. Buried in CATANIA WAR CEMETERY, SICILY, Italy. Plot II. Row E. Grave 18.

Note: Bentley Close, Angmering is named after Pte. Jack H Bentley, 10th Bn., Royal Berkshire Regt. who was killed during WW2.

CHAPLIN, MC

George Woodthorpe

Major 176726, 5th Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Died 2nd December 1944. Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.). No known grave. Commemorated on CASSINO MEMORIAL, Italy. Panel 3.

ESPIN

Charles William

Private 14388032, 2 Field Remount Depot, Royal Army Veterinary Corps. Died 20th January 1945. Aged 20. Son of Marshall and Annie Espin, of Angmering, Sussex. Buried in SCHOONSELHOF CEMETERY, Antwerpen, Belgium. Plot V. Row A. Grave 87.

GREENOUGH

Charles [Leslie Frank]

Private 14771027, The Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey) attached to 6th Airborne Division. Died 1st February 1945. Buried in REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY, Kleve, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Plot 35. Row E. Grave 2.

HILTON

Alan

Gunner 14204227, 6 Maritime Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 26th August 1944. Aged 21. Son of Frank and Rhoda Elizabeth Hilton; husband of Peggy Pauline Maud Hilton, of East Preston, Sussex. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 93, Column 2.

MOLSON

Gerald Hildred Elsdale

Lieutenant Commander, H.M.S. Rawalpindi, Royal Navy. Died 23rd November 1939. Aged 44. Son of John Elsdale Molson and Mary Molson. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 33, Column 1.

Note: HMS Rawalpindi was a British Armed Merchant Cruiser (a converted passenger ship). She started life as the 16,697 registered tons P.& O. Steam Navigation Co Ltd liner Rawalpindi out of London. She was requisitioned by the Admiralty on 26th August 1939 and converted to an armed merchant cruiser by the addition of eight six-inch guns and two 3-inch guns and set to work from October in the Northern Patrol covering the area around Iceland. While patrolling north of the Faeroe Islands on 23rd November 1939, she went to investigated a sighting only to find that she had encountered two of the most powerful German warships, the battlecruisers Scharnhorst and Gneisenau trying to break out into the Atlantic. The Rawalpindi was able to signal the German ships' location. Effectively trapped, Captain Kennedy of the Rawalpindi decided to fight, despite being hopelessly outgunned, rather than surrender as demanded by the Germans. The German warships soon returned fire and sank Rawalpindi, with the loss of many lives.

REENE

Alfred John

Corporal 14968097, Royal Army Ordnance Corps. Died 17th September 1947. Aged 21. Son of Alfred and Mary Reene, of Angmering. Buried in ST. MARGARET CHURCHYARD, ANGMERING, Sussex.

REEVES

George [Frederick]

Aircraftman 1st Class 1177473, Royal Air Force. Died 2nd March 1945. Aged 24. Son of William John and Jane Reeves, of Angmering, Sussex. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Kranji War Cemetery, Singpaore. Column 454.

SMITHERHAM

Albert [Charles]

Donkeyman, S.S. Fintra (Leith), Merchant Navy. Died 23rd February 1943. Aged 33. Husband of Ena M. M. Smitherham, of Angmering, Sussex. No known grave. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London. Panel 49.

Note: SS Fintra was a Steam merchant Vessel, 2,089 tons built as the Tutshill by E. Finch & Co (1916) Ltd, Chepstow, Monmouthshire, completed 1918. She was owned by Christian Salvesen & Co, Edinburgh and her home port was Leith. In 1919 she was renamed Carcavellos and then finally in 1927 renamed Fintra. At 12.50 hours on 23rd February 1943, the unescorted Fintra (Master Richard John Roll), carrying 340 tons of ammunition and stores, was torpedoed and sunk by U-371 northeast of Algiers. The master, 21 crew members and one passenger were saved. Seven crew members and five gunners were lost.

SWAIN, MM

Lawrence [Edward]

Warrant Officer Class II 545791, 7th Queen's Own Hussars, Royal Armoured Corps. Died 14th April 1941. Aged 34. Husband of E.A.M. Swain. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). No known grave. Commemorated on ALAMEIN MEMORIAL, Egypt. Column 17.

YATES

Robert George

Boatswain, H.M.S. Hood, Royal Navy. Died 24th May 1941. Aged 34. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 45, Column 3. See the H.M.S. Hood web site memorial

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