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APULDRAM (APPLEDRAM) WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Chris Comber 2007

Apuldram Small hamlet to the South of Chichester. The War Memorials for 1914-1918 & 1939-1945 are to be found at St. Mary’s Parish Church. There are seven surnames and christian names for the first war on a small granite cross in the churchyard. Two of the three World War 2 men are buried close by. Only Bridger has a CWGC headstone. There is also one burial with a CWGC headstone in the Churchyard for a Petty Officer who died in 1920. Inside the church is a roll of honour containing the names of 40 men who served in World War 1 and the seven names of the men who died.

Photographs Copyright © Chris Comber 2007

1914 - 1918

COOTE

Alfred

Private SD/2193, 13th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action near Ypres during an air raid 15th October 1917. Aged 24. Son of George & Alice Coote of 12, Grove Farm, Colworth, Oving. Enlisted in Chichester. Buried in Kemmel Chateau Military Cemetery, Belgium

COOTE

Charles Frederick

Private 31070, 9th Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. 25th Division. Killed in action. 7th October 1917. Enlisted in Portsmouth Formerly with the RAOC. Commemorated on The Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium

LAND

Ronald John

Lieutenant 3rd Battalion, York & Lancaster Regiment. attached to Machine Gun Corps. Killed in action during the March Offensive 20th March 1918. Aged 29. Son of Mr & Mrs Edward Land of Tyndalls Park Road, Clifton, Bristol. Husband of Mrs Gladys Mary Land. Commemorated on The Arras Memorial. Special brass tablet in the Church:

IN EVER LOVING AND HONURED MEMORY
OF
LIEUTENANT RONALD JOHN LAND
3RD YORK AND LANCASTER REGIMENT
ATTACHED MACHINE GUN CORPS
WHO FELL WHILST GALLANTLY ENDEAVOURING
TO HOLD THE LINE AGAINST OVERWHELMING ODDS
IN THE ENEMY ADVANCE AT LAGNICOURT, FRANCE
ON THE 21ST MARCH 1918
FOR GOD, COUNTRY AND FREEDOM."

MARTIN

Algernon

Second Lieutenant, 70th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery attached to 15th Scottish Division. Killed in action near Soissons 30th July 1918. Aged 32. Son of Mr & Mrs L Martin of Sidcup, Kent. Husband of Mrs A. Martin of Apuldram. Included on Chichester City Memorial. Former Chorister of Chichester Cathedral. Buried in Buzancy Military Cemetery, Aisne.

PHILLIPS

Percy Edwin

Private L/9896, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Regular soldier. Killed in action on the Somme near Bazentin le Petit 20th August 1916. Aged 27. Son of Mr & Mrs B, Phillips of New Barn Cottages, Apuldram. Born in Lagness and enlisted in Chichester Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial.

POULTER

John Alfred

Private 25346, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. 18th Division. Died of wounds in base hospital at Rouen 15th February 1917. Born in Waltham Cross, Essex and enlisted in Chichester. Buried in St Sever Cemetery Extension.

THOMAS

Richard Roy

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1939-1945

BRIDGER

Leslie Walter

Sergeant 1272507 (Navigator/Bomb Aimer), Royal Air Force. Died at home 30th December 1942. Aged 21. Son of Walter James & Winifred Blanche Bridger of Apuldram Buried in St. Mary’s Churchyard, Apuldram

EAMES

Richard (Dickie) Knight

Flight Lieutenant (Pilot) Royal Air Force. Died at home 12th December 1944. Aged 31 Son of Sidney James & Ethel Wyles Knight-Eames of Apuldram. Diploma , South Eastern Agricultural College. Bur St. Mary’s Churchyard Apuldram

SEAWARD

Harold Lewis

Pilot Officer, No 240 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died at home 21st March 1941 Son of Percy Harold & Frances Amelia Seward of Apuldram Buried in St. Mary’s Churchyard Apuldram

BURIED IN THE CHURCHYARD BUT NOT ON MEMORIAL

SMITH

Algie Atwick

Stoker Petty Officer 308836, HMS “Cleopatra”, Royal Navy. Died at home 26th August 1920. Aged 33. Husband of Mabel Kate Smith of New Cottages, Apuldram. Buried in St. Mary’s Churchyard, Apuldram.

Last updated 2 September, 2007

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