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BARCOMBE WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Chris Comber 2008

The Barcombe War Memorial can be found at St. Mary's Parish Church and takes the form of a stone wheel cross in the Churchyard. There are 34 names and initials for World War 1 and 14 for World War 2.

Photographs Copyright © Chris Comber 2008

1914-1918

BANKS

William Henry

Private G/2228 8th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 18th Division (Pioneers). Died of wounds 7 February 1916. Aged 31. Son of John & Sarah Banks of Barcombe. Husband of Eleanore Banks of 30, Brunswick Place, Hove. Born Preston Park, Brighton, and enlisted in Lewes. Buried in Albert Communal Cemetery Extension.

BOTTING

Alfred George

Private TF/3484, 1/5th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 48th Division (Pioneers). Killed in action 28 June 1916. Aged 25. Son of Mr & Mrs John Henry & Ruth Botting of ‘Beaks Cottage’, Longford, Barcombe. Enlisted Lewes Buried in Couin British Cemetery

BOTTING

Frederick Charles

Private PLY/ (S)1250, 1st Battalion, Royal Marine Light Infantry. 63rd, Royal Naval Division. Killed in action 29 September 1918. Aged 21. Son of John Henry & Ruth Botting of ‘Beaks Cottage,’ Longford, Barcombe. Buried in Sunken Road Cemetery Boisleux-St. Marc

BOTTING

William T

Probably Private 10905 8th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. 18th Division. Killed in action 4 April 1918. Born in Little Horstead and enlisted in Chichester. Commemorated on The Pozieres Memorial

BROOKS

Henry Alfred

Corporal 33870, 9th Battalion, York & Lancaster Regiment. 21st Division. Killed in action in Italy 15 June 1918. Aged 22. Son of Sarah Brooks of Gate Cottage, Chailey. Formerly RAVC. Born in Chailey and enlisted in Brighton. Included on Chailey War Memorial. Buried in Granezza British Cemetery, Italy

BROWNE, DSO.

Robert Geoffrey

Major, 1st Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Died in France 1 November 1918. Aged 40. Born in Bury St Edmunds. Buried in St. Germain-au-Mont-D’or Communal Cemetery

BUCKWELL

George Henry

Private G/1346, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Killed in action at ‘The Crassiers’ near Loos 30 June 1916. Aged 21. Born Barcombe, enlisted Brighton. Son of Mr & Mrs George Buckwell of Slate Cottage, Barcombe. Born in Barcombe and enlisted in Brighton. Commemorated on The Arras Memorial

COLLINS

H A

No further information currently available.

DAY

Frederick aka Fred

Gunner 118775, 250th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action near Ypres 25 April 1918. Aged 23. Enlisted Lewes, resident Barcombe. Son of George & Charlotte Day of 4, Gladstone Buildings, Barcombe. Formerly 616, Sussex Royal Garrison Artillery. Commemorated on The Tyne Cot Memorial

EDWARDS

Frederick

Private 48051, 21st Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. 34th Division. Killed in action 9 September 1917. Aged 32. Son of Mrs Mary Towner of Barcombe. Husband of Kate Alice Edwards of ‘Yew Tree Cottage’, Spithurst. Born in Barcombe and enlisted in Lewes. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial

ELDRIDGE

Claude Harrry William

Private 42134, ‘C’ Company, 8th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Taken prisoner and died in captivity 13 October 1918. Aged 19. Son of William & Alice Eldridge of Croft Ham Cottage, Barcombe Mills. Born in Botley, Hampshire and enlisted in Brighton. Formerly 49264, Northamptonshire Regiment. Buried in Sedan-Torcy French National Cemetery.

FARRAR

Herbert Ronald

Second Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion, Manchester Regiment. 5th Division. Killed in action near Dranoutre 24 December 1914. Aged 27. Formerly with the Leicestershire Regiment. Son of The Rev Herbert William and Florence Margaret Farrar of The Rectory, Lewes. Born at South Shields. Buried in Dranoutre Military Cemetery

FOORD

Frank

Gunner 374281, 352 Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action near Ypres 1 September 1917. Son of Mr & Mrs Fred Foord of Tickeridge Cottage, Blackboys. Born in Swanborough and enlisted in Lewes. Buried in Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery

FOORD

George Frederick

Lance Corporal G/798, 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 12th Division Died of wounds in base hospital at Boulogne 19 July 1916. Aged 21. Son of Frederick & Emma Foord of Tickeridge Cottage, Blackboys. Born in Ilford, Essex and enlisted in Chichester. Included on Framfield Parish War Memorial. Buried in Bouogne Eastern Cemetery.

FUNNELL

George

Private 267003, 5th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Saskatchewan Regiment. 1st Canadian Division. Killed in action 27 September 1918. Aged 42. Son of John & Maria Funnell of The High Street, Barcombe. Buried in Quarry Cemetery, Marquion.

GRANTHAM

Frederick William

Captain, 2nd Battalion, Royal Munster Fusiliers. 1st Division. Killed in action near Ferme Du Bois, Richebourg L’Avoue 9 May 1915. Aged 45. Brother of Major William Wilson and Mrs Sybil Grantham, son of William Grantham QC and his wife, Emma. Born in Greenwich. Commemorated on The Le Touret Memorial.

GRANTHAM

Hugo Frederick

Second Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment. 29th Division. Gallipoli. Killed in action at Twelve Tree Copse 28 June 1915. Aged 20. Son of Alexandra and Frederick William Grantham of Beeleigh Abbey, Essex. Born in London. Buried in Twelve Tree Copse Cemetery, Gallipoli

HAWKINS

William

Sergeant G/3338, 9th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 24th Division Died of wounds at home 31 July 1916. Aged 34. Son of George & Emma Hawkins. Husband of Mrs Beatrice Louisa Hawkins of The High Street, Barcombe. Born in Barcombe. Buried in St. Marys Churchyard, Barcombe.

HEASMAN

Frederick William

Gunner 374372, Heavy Anti-Aircraft Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died in France after hostilities 25 November 1918. Aged 23 Son of Edward & Eleanor Caroline Jane Heasman of Avery’s Farm, Barcombe. Served for 3 years overseas. Buried in Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille.

KING

Ernest

Lance Corporal PO/18380, 2nd Royal Marine Battalion. Royal Naval Division, Royal Marine Light Infantry. Killed in action, shot by a sniper, 17 February 1917. Aged 21. Born in 6 July 1895 in Lewes (also listed as Barcombe). Son of Walter and Elizabeth King of Morleys Cottages, Cooks bridge, Lewes Sussex. Embarked Royal Marine Brigade 18 August 1915 (joined Battalion at Cape Helles 2 September 1915). Appointed Paid Lance Corporal 25 November 1916 Notification of his death was to his Father, Walter Kimng, of Holmans Bridge, Barcombe near Lewes Sussex. He was entitled to the 1914-15 Star, Victory & British War Medals. In the 1911 census he was unmarried, son of Walter & Elizabeth King, aged 15, Carter Boy on Farm, born Barcombe, resident Holmans Bridge, Barcombe. Buried in Serre Road Cemetery No 1, Beaumont-Hamel, France.

KING

Frederick

Lance Corporal G/3346, 9th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 24th Division. Killed in action by shell fire at Hooge 24 February 1916. Born in Barcombe and enlisted in Lewes. Son of Walter and Elizabeth King of Morleys Cottages, Cooksbridge, Lewes Sussex. In the 1911 census he was unmarried, son of Walter & Elizabeth King, aged 17, working in the Sailaor Merchant Service, born Barcombe, resident Holmans Bridge, Barcombe. Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium

KING

James Thomas

Private 7032, 22nd Training Reserve Battalion. Died at home 7 April 1917. In the 1911 census James Thomas King was the son of James Harry and Norah King, aged 12, at School, born Barcombe, resident Spithurst, Barcombe. Buried in St. Bartholomews’s Churchyard, Spithurst

KIRBY

William F

possibly Private 1956, 57th Australian Infantry Battalion, 5th Australian Division. Died of wounds 2 April 1917. Son of Mr & Mrs Frederick Kirby later of ‘Honeywick Cottage’, Chiddingly. Enlisted in Rochester, Victoria,Australia. Buried in Pozieres British Cemetery, Ovillers.

PECKHAM

Cecil Hugh

Private SD/538, 11th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Died of wounds in base hospital at Calais 19 March 1916. Aged 20. Son of Joseph & Florence Mary Peckham of ‘Fern Cottage’, The High Street, Barcombe. Born in Barcombe and enlisted in Worthing. Buried in Calais Southern Cemetery

PECKHAM

Charles William

Private G/8556, 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 12th Division. Died of wounds at home 11 July 1918. Aged 25. Son of Joseph & Florence Peckham of ‘Fern Cottage’ The High Street, Barcombe. Husband of Mrs Alice Peckham of St. Mary Church, Torquay, Devonshire. Born in Barcombe and enlisted in Newmarket, Suffolk. Included on Torquay W M Buried in Torquay Cemetery Extension Devonshire

PLAYER

A

possibly Alfred Edward PLAYER, Lieutenant, Labour Corps, attached to 36th. Company, Chinese Labour Corps. Died 10 July 1919. Aged 45. Brother of Robert Player, of "Nevada," Sea View Rd., Parkstone, Dorset. Buried in Les Baraques Military cemetery, Sangatte, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XVIII. Row A. Grave 23.

PRICE

C H

No further information currently available.

SANDERS, CMG DSO & Bar, Legion of Honour (France)

Arthur Richard Careless

Brigadier General Commanding the 50th Infantry Brigade of the 17th (Northern) Division General Staff. Former Royal Engineer. Killed in action 20 September 1918. Aged 41. Son of Richard Careless (late Indian Medical Service) and Mrs Margaret Cramer Sanders of ‘Holmbush’, Barcombe. Buried in Five Points Cemetery, Lechelle

SAUNDERS

Frederick Stephen

Private G/40397, 2nd Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. 8th Division. Killed in action on the Somme 17 November 1916. Aged 28. Son of Frank & Jane Saunders of Barcombe. Husband of Mrs Alice Louisa Saunders of The Barracks Cottages, Bishopstone. Born in Barcombe and enlisted in Chichester. Included on Bishopstone Parish Church War Memorial. Formerly Royal Sussex (G/12149) Buried in Guillemont Road Cemetery, Guillemont.

STEVENS

Henry

Bombardier RMA/16558, (RMR/B/916) SS ‘Clan MacPherson’, Royal Marine Artillery. Lost when the armed Merchant Cruiser was sunk by a U-boat off Cape Serrat 4 March 1918. Aged 40. Reservist. Son of Thomas & Fanny Stevens of ‘The Old Thatch,’ Barcombe. Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea.

STEVENS

Leonard Howard

Gunner 53650, 9th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action at Ypres 27 July 1917. Aged 28. Grandson of Thomas & Fanny Stevens of ‘The Old Thatch’ Barcombe. Born in Barcombe and enlisted in Chichester. Buried in Dickebusch New Military Cemetery Extension

VERCOE

William Hart

Private G/20139, 1st Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment. 5th Division. Killed in action at Ypres 26 October 1917. Aged 19. Son of Hart & Annie Vercoe of Banks Farm, Barcombe. Formerly 37510, 3rd Reserve Cavalry Regiment. Born in Barcombe and enlisted in Brighton. Commemorated on The Tyne Cot Memorial

WALKER

F H

possibly Lieutenant Colonel Frank Hercules 7th North Staffs. Killed in action on Gallipoli 7 January 1916. Aged 46. Son of Lt. Col. W Walker RA. & Mrs W Walker. Of Lower West Street Farm Horam Road, Horam. Husband of Mrs Eleanor M. Walker. Commemorated on The Helles Memorial Gallipoli

WELSH

Bertie

Private 690841, 119th Battalion, Canadian Infantry 5th Canadian Division. (disbanded) later 8th Canadian Reserve Battalion. Died 1 October 1918. Aged 35. Son of Mr & Mrs James Welsh of Bridge Cottage, Barcombe. Husband of Mrs Lillie Welsh of Hamilton, Ontario. Buried in Drummond Cemetery, Raillencourt.

1939-1945

BREWIS

Roddison John

Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion, Kings Royal Rifle Corps Killed in action near Alam Halfa 5 July 1942. Aged 23. Son of Roddison Douglas and Lillian Olivia Brewis of Wormley Surrey. Kings Scholar of Eton College. Commemorated on The Alamein Memorial,Egypt

CADWALLADER

Donald

Driver, 299 General Transport Company, Royal Army Service Corps .Died at home 25 April 1944. Aged 20. Buried in St. Mary’s Churchyard Newick

DAVIES

Norman George

Captain, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action at El Alamein 28 October 1942. Aged 22. Son of George Thomas & Winifred Daisy Davies of Hove. Commemorated on the Alamein Memorial,Egypt

GRANTHAM, DSO

Frederick Andros

Squadron Leader, 174 Fighter Squadron (Hawker Typhoon Mr 1b MN 577 S), RAFVR. Shot down over France near Alencon 17 August 1944. Aged 28. Son of William Wilson & Sybil Grantham. Husband of Beatrice Beverley Grantham. Included on Chailey War Memorial. Buried in La Courbe Churchyard

GRANTHAM

Godfrey Harry

Pilot Officer (Flying Instructor) RAFVR. Died 21 June 1942. Aged 30. Son of Captain Frederick William Grantham late of the Royal Munster Fusiliers and Mrs Alexandra Grantham of Abingdon, Berkshire. Buried in St. Wystan Churchyard, Repton, Derbyshire

HAWKINS

F

No further information currently available.

KNIGHT

P

No further information currently available.

PERRY

G

No further information currently available.

POLKINHORN

Frederick William

Private, 9th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action in Burma 5 August 1944. Aged 42. Husband of Evaline Amelia Polkinhorn of Barcombe. Served in the Royal Field Artillery in WW1. Buried in Taukkyan War Cemetery, Burma

RAYMOND

Anthony Elliott Garden

Captain, The Poona Horse (17th Queen Victoria’s Own Cavalry Indian Army. Died on India 14 June 1945. Aged 26. Son of Lt Col. Maurice Claud Raymond CJE MC & Mrs Margaret Lillia Nancy Raymond of Fulham. Husband of Mrs Joan Raymond. Buried in Rawalpindi War Cemetery

RAYMOND, VC

Claude

Lieutenant, Royal Engineers. Killed in action in Burma 22 March 1945. Aged 21. Son of Lt.Col. Maurice Claud Raymond CJE. MC. & Mrs Margaret Lillias Nancy Raymond of Fulham.

Citation: London Gazette 26 June 1945.

‘In Burma, on the 21 March 1945 Lieutenant Raymond was second in command of a small patrol in the area of Taungup, an area known to be held by numerous enemy strongpoints. As the patrol was moving across an open stretch of ground, it was heavily fired on by an enemy detachment. Lieutenant Raymond immediately charged in the direction of the fire. He was soon twice wounded, but in spite of loss of blood from his wounds, which were later to prove fatal, he continued leading his section under intense fire. In the action which followed, although hit yet a third time, he was largely responsible for the killing of two Japanese and the wounding of a third The remaining Japanese then fled in panic into the Jungle. The position would have proved extremely formidable had not the attack been pressed home with great determination under the courageous leadership of Lieutenant Raymond The outstanding gallantry, remarkable endurance and fortitude of this officer, which refused to allow him to collapse although mortally wounded was an inspiration to everyone and a major factor in the capture of the strongpoint. His self -sacrifice in refusing attention to his wounds undoubtedly saved the patrol, by allowing it to withdraw in time before the Japanese could bring up fresh forces from neighbouring positions for a counter-attack’

SCRASE

Frederick Henry John

Private 1st Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action near El Alamein 24 November 1942. Aged 26. Commemorated on The Alamein Memorial.

TOMSETT

Leslie John

Private, 1st Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment. Killed in action at Cassino 14 May 1944. Aged 28. Son of Frederick & Ethel Louisa Tomsett. Husband of Jessie Mary Tomsett of Cooksbridge. Buried in Cassino War Cemetery, Italy

WORDSWORTH, DFC

Douglas Kenneth Alfred

Flight Lieutenant, 272 Squadron (Beaufighters), Royal Air Force. Flew with 235F Squadron (Blenheims) during the Battle of Britain. Shot down over the Mediterranean 30 October 1941. Commemorated on the Alamein Memorial, Egypt.

Last updated 9 January, 2014

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