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BARNHAM WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Chris Comber 2005

There are 3 stone Memorials in the Parish Church of St. Mary the Virgin. One for WW1 with Surnames, Christian names and units, and a single name on a small tablet for WW2. There is also an individual Memorial for SQMS Baker of the Sussex Yeomanry.

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1914-1918

BAKER Percy William
Possibly Lance Cpl. G. 2713 12th. Battalion The Middlesex Regiment 18th. Division Killed in action26. 9. 16. Aged 24 Son of William George & Hannah Baker of 32, Sussex Street, Pimlico. Born in Pimlico and enlisted in London. Barnham connection unknown (W. M. 26th. Middlesex) . Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial
BAKER Percy John
Squadron Quartermaster Sgt. 439 1/1st. The Sussex Yeomany (Gallipoli) Died of wounds 7. 12. 15. Aged 31 Son of Mr & Mrs Baker of Barnham Hill, Barnham, Born in Barnham and enlisted in Eastbourne. Bur. Twelve Tree Copse, Gallipoli.
BATESON Arthur Joseph
Private. M2/138937 The Royal Army Service Corps. Mechanical Transport G. H. Q. Died in base hospital at Rouen 12. 10. 18. Born in South Kensington and enlisted in Chichester. Resident of Barnham Bur. St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen.
BRIDGER Wilfred
Stoker 1st. Class K/18693 Royal Navy HMS”Invincible” Lost with the Battlecruiser at the Battle of Jutland 31. 5. 16. Aged 22 Son of Harry & Emma Jane Bridger of Barnham Street, Barnham. Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial
CLEAVER Walter Oswald
Private. TF. 355796 1/10th. Battalion The Kings Liverpool Regiment 55th. Division. Taken prisoner and died in captivity in Germany 12. 11. 18. Aged 27. Stepson of Arthur Cleaver of “The Crown Hotel” Framlingham, Suffolk. Born in Edinburgh and enlisted in Liverpool. Resident of Egremont, Cheshire. Bur. Cologne Southern Cemetery, Germany.
COX Jesse Henry
Private. 25416 6th. Battalion The Dorsetshire Regiment 17th. Division. Killed in actionnear Ypres 10. 10. 17. Aged 32 Son of Russell & Elizabeth Cox of 9, Police Quarters, London Road, Hilsea, Cosham, Hampshire. Native of Barnham Born in Copsale near Horsham and enlisted in Bognor. Formerly with the London Regiment. Bur. Canada Farm Cemetery, Belgium.
DOLLERY Sydney Thomas George
Lance Cpl. G. 429 7th. Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment 12th. Division Died of wounds near Hulluch 2. 10. 15. age 20 Son of Harry & Jane Dollery of Barnham. Born in Barnham and enlisted in Chichester. Bur. Bethune Town Cemetery.
DOWDEN Stephen William
Lance Cpl. 9604 1st. Battalion The Coldstream Guards 1st. Division. Died of wounds in base hospital at Boulogne 28. 12. 14. Born in Peckham and enlisted in Hastings, Resident of Barnham Bur. Boulogne Eastern Cemetery.
ELLIOTT George
Petty Officer 299131 Royal Navy HMS "Syren" Killed when the Destroyer collided with her sister ship HMS”Myrmidon” in the English Channel on 18. 11. 17. Aged 34 Husband of Kate Elliott of Beulah Cottage, Barnham. Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial
FARROW Charles Bennett
Private. 36099 11th. Battalion The Royal Fusiliers 18th. Division. Killed in action17. 2. 17. Aged 20 Son of James Richard & Elizabeth Farrow of Barnham. Born and enlisted in Barnham Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial.
GREENFIELD Frederick Henry
Private. SD,3358 13th. Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment 39th. Division. Killed in action on the Rue de Bois 30. 6. 16. Born in Storrington and enlisted in Chichester. Included on Burpham Parish War Memorial. Commemorated on The Loos Memorial .
LEVERTON Henry Harry
Private. G. 15943 13th. Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment 39th. Division Killed in actionduring an attack on Redan Ridge on the Somme 23. 9. 16. Aged 31 Son of Mr & Mrs Joesph Leverton of Oak Villas, Barnham. Born and enlisted in Barnham Single man. Bur,Euston Road Cemetery, Colincamps.
McCAUL Lawrence
Private. G. 8387 7th. Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment 12th. Division. Killed in action at Ovillers on the Somme 7. 7. 16. Aged 37 Son of Laurence & Ellen McCaul of 147, Orchard Street, Chichester. Born in Fareham, Hampshire and enlisted in Chichester. Veteran of the South African War. Included on the Chichester City War Memorial. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial.
1939 - 1945
TOMPKINS Edward John
Private 7401639 Royal Army Medical Corps Killed in actionAnzio Italy 23rd January 1944 age 27 Son of Arthur Herbert & Emily Alice Tompkins. Husband of Mrs Marjorie Tompkins of Barnham Bur. Anzio War Cemetery, Italy.

9 August 2005

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