War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Chris Comber 2005
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.
Copyright © Chris Comber 2005
Possibly Lance Corporal
G/2713, 12th. Battalion Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment).
18th. Division. Killed in action 26 September 1916. 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). No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial
Quartermaster Sergeant 439 1/1st. Sussex Yeomany (Gallipoli) Died
of wounds 7 December 1915. Aged 31 Son of Mr & Mrs Baker of Barnham
Hill, Barnham, Born in Barnham and enlisted in Eastbourne. Buried
in Twelve Tree Copse, Gallipoli.
M2/138937, Royal Army Service Corps. Mechanical Transport G.H.Q.
Died in base hospital at Rouen 12 October 1918. Born in South Kensington
and enlisted in Chichester. Resident of Barnham.Buried in St. Sever
Cemetery Extension, Rouen.
1st. Class K/18693 Royal Navy HMS”Invincible” Lost with the Battlecruiser
at the Battle of Jutland 31 May 1916. Aged 22. Son of Harry & Emma
Jane Bridger of Barnham Street, Barnham. No known grave. Commemorated on Portsmouth
TF/355796, 1/10th. Battalion, King's (Liverpool Regiment) 55th.
Division. Taken prisoner and died in captivity in Germany 12 November
1918. Aged 27. Stepson of Arthur Cleaver of “The Crown Hotel” Framlingham,
Suffolk. Born in Edinburgh and enlisted in Liverpool. Resident of
Egremont, Cheshire. Buried in Cologne Southern Cemetery, Germany.
25416 6th. Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment 17th. Division. Killed
in actionnear Ypres 10 October 1917. 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. Buried in Canada Farm Cemetery,
Corporal G/429 7th. Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment 12th. Division
Died of wounds near Hulluch 2 October 1915. age 20 Son of Harry
& Jane Dollery of Barnham. Born in Barnham and enlisted in Chichester.
Buried in Bethune Town Cemetery.
Cpl. 9604 1st. Battalion, Coldstream Guards 1st. Division. Died
of wounds in base hospital at Boulogne 28 December 1914. Born in
Peckham and enlisted in Hastings. Resident of Barnham. Buried in
Boulogne Eastern Cemetery.
Officer 299131, HMS "Syren", Royal Navy. Killed when
the Destroyer collided with SS "Saima” in the English Channel
on 18 November 1917. Aged 34. Husband of Kate Elliott of Beulah
Cottage, Barnham. No known grave. Commemorated on Portsmouth Naval
HMS Syren was one of two Myrmidon-class destroyers which served
with the Royal Navy. She was launched by Palmers in 1900, served
in home waters and was sold off, after the First World War, in
1920. SS “Saima” was a Norwegian cargo ship built
in Bergen in 1914 and owned by OW Bergmann, Bergen, until 1917
when she came under the Shipping Controller, London; she was to
be torpedoed and sunk by a German submarine off Cornwall in June
1918, with the loss of 16 lives.
36099 11th. Battalion, Royal Fusiliers 18th. Division. Killed
in action 17 February 1917. Aged 20. Son of James Richard & Elizabeth
Farrow of Barnham. Born and enlisted in Barnham. No known grave. Commemorated on
SD/3358 13th. Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment 39th. Division. Killed
in action on the Rue de Bois 30 June 1916. Born in Storrington and
enlisted in Chichester. Included on Burpham Parish War Memorial.
No known grave. Commemorated on Loos Memorial.
G/15943, 13th. Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment 39th. Division Killed
in actionduring an attack on Redan Ridge on the Somme 23 September
1916. Aged 31. Son of Mr & Mrs Joesph Leverton of Oak Villas, Barnham.
Born and enlisted in Barnham Single man. Buried in Euston Road Cemetery,
G. 8387 7th. Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment 12th. Division. Killed
in action at Ovillers on the Somme 7 July 1916. 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.
No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial.
7401639, Royal Army Medical Corps. Killed in action at Anzio, Italy,
23rd January 1944. Aged 27. Son of Arthur Herbert & Emily Alice
Tompkins. Husband of Mrs Marjorie Tompkins of Barnham. Buried in
Anzio War Cemetery, Italy.
6 July, 2019