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BOSHAM WAR MEMORIAL

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Compiled and copyright © Transcribed Janet Graves 2004

The Memorial stands overlooking Bosham Creek, an offshoot of Chichester Harbour. There is a plaque to the right of the memorial which says. There are a further two memorials within Holy Trinity Church, Bosham.

THIS WAR MEMORIAL HAS BEEN
ERECTED BY THE VOLUNTARY WORK
OF THE EX-SERVICE MEN OF
BOSHAM. THE MATERIALS OF
CONSTRUCTION HAVE BEEN
PRESENTED BY RESIDENTS.
1923

Photographs Copyright © Janet Graves 2004

BUILT BY THEIR COMRADES
TO THE MEN OF BOSHAM
WHO DIED FOR ENGLAND

1914-1918

BARNELL
Sidney
No further information currently.
BOWDEN
Christopher [John]
Private 17188, 7th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (British Columbia Regiment). Died 24th April 1915. Aged 19. Born 2nd October 1895 in Bosham. Enlisted 23rd September 1914 at Valcartier, Canada, aged 18 years 11 months, height 5 feet 4 inches, girth 34½ inches, complexion dark, eyes brown, hair black, religion Baptist. Son of Henry H. and Mary R. Bowden, of 44, Denmark Rd., West Ealing, London but listed at Bosham when he enlisted. Employed as a Railway Clerk. Single man. He had three vaccination marks on his left arm, and appendicis scar and numerous scars to his front, left thigh. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memoprial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 18 - 28 - 30. See National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 946 - 5
BRYANT
Gordon
Rifleman 331510, 1st/8th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action 19th April, 1917 in Palestine. Age 32. Born and resident Bosham, enlisted Portsmouth. Son of James and Harriet Bryant, of Bosham. Commemorated on the Jerusalem Memorial, Israel, Panels 28 and 29.
BULBECK
Ernest Percival
Private G/28109, 7th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action 30th April 1917. Age 21. Born Littlehampton, enlisted Chichester. Son of John and Sarah Bulbeck of Brooks Cottage, Bosham, Sussex. Buried in Feuchy British Cemetery, near Arras, France, II. A. 14.
CHAPMAN
Arthur Fitzgerald
Sapper 19178, 59th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 13th November, 1914. Age 22. Born Petersfield, Hampshire, enlisted Chichester. Son of William and Rhoda Chapman of Lansdowne, Bosham, Sussex. Buried in the Ypres Town Cemetery Extension, Belgium, III. A. 19.
COLLINS
Fred
No further information currently available possibles are:

Frederick COLLINS, Private 22470, 1st Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action 11th May 1917. Age 25. Hermitage, Sussex, enlisted Southampton, resident Itchen, Southampton. Son of Joseph and Emma Collins, of "Trevilley", 18, Sholing Rd., Itchen, Southampton. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 6.

or

Frederick Charles COLLINS, Private 17951, "A" Company, 6th Battalion Royal Berkshire Regiment (Princess Charlotte of Wales's). Killed in action 27th March 1916. Aged 18. Born Chichester, Sussex, enlisted Reading, resident Liverpool. Son of Charles Henry and Annie Collins, of 30, Tabley Rd., Holloway, London. Buried in Cerisy-Gailly Military Cemetery, Somme, France. Plot II. Row D. Grave 16.

COMBES
Ted
Assistant Steward, Mercantile Marine Reserve, H.M. Yacht ‘Conqueror II. Died 28th February, 1916. Age 17. Son of Edward J. and Louisa B. Combes, of 8, Mariners Terrace, Bosham. Buried in the Churchyard of Holy Trinity Church, Bosham, Sussex, I. 12. 4. Note: Conqueror II was an armed yacht.
EMMELL
Wilfred
No further information currently.
GARDNER
Percy
Sergeant PO/15628 1st R.M. Battalion, Royal Navy Division, Royal Marine Light Infantry. Killed in action 4th May, 1917. Age 24. Son of Annie Emma Gardner of 6, Postland Terrace, Bosham, Sussex. Buried Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension, near Arras, France, II. F. 69.
GATEHOUSE
Cuthbert William
Private, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died 16 October 1917. Aged 25. Son of Samuel and Marion Gatehouse, of Burfield Cottage, Bosham, West Sussex. Buried in Bosham Cemetery, Bosham. See also Funtingdon memorial

His father was a miller and corn merchant, as was his grandfather Thomas who lived in Funtingdon. He was educated at Churcher's College, Petersfield where he was in the Army Cadet Force. He then joined the family business. He volunteered 0n 11 Sept 1914 serving with the 3 Wessex Field Ambulance a Territorial Force. He served in France from 5 November 1914 until he was invalided home on 18 April 1915. The cold and mud of the trenches ruined his health. He was in hospital on 7 December with influenza and again on 12 March 1915 suffering from bronchitis. Subsequently he was treated for pleurisy. His right lung was affected and TB was diagnosed. A final Medical Board on 14 January 1916 discharged him from the army with a pension graded as "total and permanent incapacity as a result of hardship and exposure in action." He died of tuberculosis a year later. His brother John was also killed serving with the Canadian Army.

GATEHOUSE
John Walter
Pioneer 154159, 1st Battalion, Canadian Pioneers. Enlisted in Victoria British Columbia, Canada on September 21, 1915. and was posted to France, March 9, 1916. Killed in action September 20, 1916. Also commemorated on Vimy Ridge Memorial, France, Sandwick Cairnat Courtenay, British Columbia, Canada, and Funtingdon War Memorials. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 3437 - 32. See also Funtingdon memorial
GATEHOUSE
Leslie
Date of death 4 May 1919
GREENFIELD
Percy
probably Percy William GREENFIELD, Private 31285, 13th (Service) (1st Barnsley) Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment. Died of wounds 16th April 1918. Born and enlisted Chichter. Formerly 25348, Northamptonshire Regiment. Buried in Sailly-Sur-La-Lys Churchyard, Pas de Calais, France. Row B. Grave 11.
HOLDEN
Cecil
probably Cecil Arthur HOLDEN, Lance Corporal 9246, 7th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Killed in action 23rd May 1918 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Barnham, Sussex, enlisted Eastbourne. Buried in Sucrerie Cemetery, Ablain-St. Nazaire, Pas de Calais, France. Plot V. Row B. Grave 9.
KEWELL
Harry
Private G/4350, 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 7th July, 1916. Age 30. Born Bosha, enlisted Chichester. Grandson of Mrs. Hannah Kewell of 19, Gifford Road, Bosham, Sussex. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, The Somme, France, Pier and Face 7. C.
MAJOR
Gregory Jnr.
Assistand Steward, H.M. Yacht "Aires", Mercantile Marine Reserve. Died 31st October 1915. Buried in Holy Trinity Church Cemetery, Bosham, Sussex. Plot I Row 3 Grave 3.
MARSHALL
John
Private SD/823, 9th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 24th Division. Killed in action at Messines 20th June 1917. Aged 21. Son of Mr. & Mrs. Richard Marshall of The Bungalow, Woodgate, Aldingbourne. Born in Bosham & enlisted in Bognor. Also on Aldingbourne Parish Church War Memorial & Bognor War Memorial Hospital. Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium.
MATTHEWS
Charles
Probably Stoker 1st Class K/19385, H.M.S. Black Prince, Royal Navy. Killed in action 31st May, 1916, during the Battle of Jutland (The greatest naval battle of the First World War). Age 23. Son of Samuel and Ellen Matthews, of Manor Farm, Fishbourne, Sussex. Commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, 19.
MATTHEWS
John
No further information currently.
MAYNE
Henry Dench
Stoker 1st Class 293347, H.M. S.M E11, Royal Navy. Died 25th July, 1915. Age 39. Awarded the Distinguished Service Medal (D.S.M.). Son of Henry and Elizabeth Mayne; husband of Elizabeth Jane Mayne, of Ingleside Cottage, Old Fishbourne, Chichester, Sussex. Commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, 8.
NORTON
William
No further information currently.
RAWE
Edward John
No further information currently.
REDMAN
Allan
Private 10182, 10th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action 10th August, 1915 at Gallipoli. Age 25. Born and resident Fishbourne, enlisted Basingstoke. Son of Albert and Charlotte Redman, of Fishbourne, Sussex. Commemorated on the Helles Memorial, Turkey, Panel 125-134 or 223-226 228-229 & 328.
RICHARDSON
Charles
Private L/10638, 11th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Enlisted Chichester. Died 24th April, 1918. Age 21. Born Besham (sic), enlisted Chichester. Son of Charles and Ada Richardson (stepmother), of Old Fishbourne, Sussex. Buried in Longuenesse (St. Omer) Souvenir Cemetery, France, V. A. 73.
SCALES
Victor
No further information currently.
STAKER
Frederick
Private 13019, 14th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action 3rd September, 1916. Born and resident Bosham, enlisted Portsmouth. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, The Somme, France, Pier and Face 7 C and 7 B.
STAMMERS
Thomas William
Rifleman 46191, 'B' Company, 12th Battalion, Rifle Brigade. Killed in action 4th June, 1918. Age 18. Born and resident Bosham, enlisted Chichester. Son of Thomas and Sarah Stammers of Burnt House, Bosham, Sussex. Formerly 13/55587, 18th Battalion, Training Reserve. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial, France, Bay 9.
STEAR
Gilbert
Lance Corporal G/802, 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 8th April, 1916. Age 23. Born Bosham, enlisted Chichester. Son of George and Julia Stear, of 3, Myrtle Cottages, Old Fishbourne, Sussex. Commemorated on the Loos Memorial, France, Panel 69 to 73.
TINGLEY
Jack [John][Charley]
Oridnary Seaman J/32018, H.M.S. "Hampshire", Royal Navy. Died 5th June 1916. Aged 17. Son of Charley and Alice Edith Tingley, of 6, Gifford Rd., Bosham. Commemorated on Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Portsmouth, Hampshire. Panel 14.

Note: H.M.S. Hampshire survived Jutland only to be mined in severe weather off the Orkney Isles a few days later, losing all but twelve of her crew. More famously she was carrying Lord Kitchener, the British Secretary of State for War and, to the British, a colonial war hero, to Russia. Lord Kitchener and his staff were all lost.

WHYBROW
Tom
No further information currently.

1939-1945

ABRAM
Charles Hubert
Flight Sergeant 1312711, 228 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 11th June, 1944. Son of James and Mabel Gertrude Abram, husband of Barbara Joyce Abram, of Bosham, Sussex. Commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial, Panel 215.
ANDREWS
Guy James
Probably Yeoman of Signals P/J 89763, H.M.S. Acheron, Royal Navy. Died 17th December, 1940 when the ship was mined off the Isle of Wight. She was running trials after a refit. She sank instantly, killing 151 men and sparing only 15 men. Age 38. Son of James Richard and Jennie Andrews, husband of Amelia Margaret Andrews. Commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 40, Column 2.
APPLETON
Charles Henry
Possibly Group Captain 24139, 124 Wing, Royal Air Force. Died 12th August, 1944. Age 38. Awarded CBE, DSO, DFC. Son of Captain Henry M. Appleton and Maud Appleton, husband of Yvonne Marjarie Appleton, of Marandellas, Southern Rhodesia. Buried in the Banneville-la-Campagne War Cemetery, France, IV. C. 14.
BLACHFORD
Stanley G
No further information currently.
BROOKS
Brian Phillip Hawkeswood
Lieutenant, H.M.S. Sheffield, Royal Navy. Died 29th May, 1941. Commemorated on the Lee on Solent Memorial, Bay 1, Panel 6.
BURNETT
Albert G.
Possibly Chief Stoker P/K 63312, H.M.S. Tweed, Royal Navy. Died 7th January, 1944, when torpedoed and sunk in the North Atlantic, south west of Ireland, in position 48.18N, 21.19W by the German submarine U-305. The survivors were rescued by H.M.S. Nene. Commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 85, Column 1.
CHATFIELD
John Anthony Cecil
Lieutenant 224011, 245th Battery, 62nd Anti Tank Regiment, Royal Artillery. Killed in action 8th July, 1944. Age 22. Son of the Revd. Albert Leonard Chatfield, M.C., and Gertrude Emily Louisa Chatfield, of Bosham Vicarage, Sussex. Buried in the Ryes War Cemetery Bazenville, Normany, France, VI. D. 7.
CLAPHAM
Norman Richard
Guardsman 2665561, 3rd Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Killed in action 6th November, 1943. Age 19. Son of John Charles and Daisy Dowling, of Bosham, Sussex. Buried in Minturno War Cemetery, Italy, IV. F. 20.
COMBES
Alfred John
Able Seaman P/JX 157909, H.M.M. G.B. 315, Royal Navy. Died 15th July, 1942. Age 20. Son of William Frank and May Catherine Combes, of Bosham, Sussex. Buried Great Yarmouth (Caister) Cemetery, Section A. (Naval Reservation) Grave 57.
COMBES
John Cresswell
Sergeant 1388894, 460th Squadron, Royal Air Force Reserve. Died 4th September, 1943. Age 23. Son of Cresswell and Elizabeth Combes, of Bosham, Sussex. Commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial, Panel 145.
COOK
Leonard William
Musician RMB/X 67, H.M.S. Glorious, Royal Marine Band. Died 8th June, 1940, when the aircraft carrier and her escorting destroyers HMS Acasta and HMS Ardent were intercepted in the Norwegian Sea by the German battle cruisers Gneisenau and Scharnhorst. Age 28. Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Cook, of Bosham, Sussex. Commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 43, Column 3.
DAVIS
Ben
Private 6402642, 1st battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 13th November, 1940. Age 21. Son of James and Minnie Davis, of Old Fishbourne, Sussex. Buried in the Cairo War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt, P, 279.
EARWAKER
Ronald C
Able Seaman P/JX 159520, H.M.S. Hood, Royal Navy. Killed in action 24th May, 1941, during the Battle of Denmark Strait. Age 18. Son of Charles Henry and Flora Emma Earwaker, of Fishbourne, Sussex. Commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 47, Column 3.
EDNEY
Richard Charles
Private 14648304, 5th Battalion, Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders. Killed in action 14th August, 1944. Age 20. Son of Charles and Esmie Edith Edney, of Bosham, Sussex. Buried in the Ranville War Cemetery, France, IX. F. 20.
EDWARDS
Arthur S
No further information currently.
ELLIOTT
William George
Gunner 1737093, 111th Anti Tank Regiment, Royal Artillery. Killed in action 18th February, 1945. Age 35. Son of Laura Elliott, and husband of Margaret Nora Elliott, of Bosham, Sussed. Buried in Taukkyan War Cemetery, 18. B. 7.
ELVEDEN (GUINNESS)
Arthur Onslow Edward
Major 53827, 218th Battery, 55th (The Suffolk Yeomanry) Anti Tank Regiment. Killed in action 8th February, 1945. Age 32. Viscount Elveden. Son of Captain Rupert Edward Cecil Lee Guinness, C.B., C.M.G., D.L., R.N.V.R. 2nd Earl of Iveagh, and of the Countess of Iveagh, C.B.E., of Elveden, Suffolk; husband of Elizabeth, Viscountess Elveden, of Regents Park, London. Buried in the Jonkerbos War Cemetery, Nijmegen, Netherlands, 21. B. 7.
GOODHART
Philip G. N.
No further information currently.
GRAHAM
John A. W.
No further information currently.
HOLDER
Fred T.
No further information currently.
HOULE
David G.
Probably David Charles Flying Officer (Pilot) 123122, 231st Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 23rd May, 1943. Age 22. Son of Stanley Thomas Western Houle and Kathleen Marion Houle, of Lincoln. Buried in the Lincoln (Newport) Cemetery, Section G. Grave 365, North.
HOULE
John Kenneth
Probably Flying Officer 164 738, Royal Air Force Reserve. Died 6th November, 1945. Age 21. Son of Stanley Thomas Western Houle and Kathleen Marion Houle, of Lincoln. Commemorated on the Alamein Memorial, Egypt, 283.
KNIGHT
Edward A
No further information currently.
KNIGHT
James R
No further information currently.
LAMBERT
William Kirby
Aircraftman 1st Class (W.O..Air Gunner), Royal Air Force. Died 3rd May, 1940. Age 34. Buried in the Churchyard of Holy Trinity Church, Bosham, Sussex.
MASON
Howard G
No further information currently.
MORGAN
William Donald Barton
Petty Officer P/J 73766, H.M.S. Barham, Royal Navy. Died 25th November, 1941 when the ship was hit by three torpedoes from the German submarine U-331. Age 40. Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Morgan, of Bosham, Sussex. Commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 46, column 2.

Note: As H.M.S. Barham rolled over to port, her after magazines exploded and the ship quickly sank with the loss of over two-thirds of her crew.

NASH
Jack Charlton
Leading Aircraftman 1409323, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 4th December, 1944. Age 37. Son of Frederick William and Emily Mary Nash, and husband of Doreen Mary Nash, of Bosham. Buried in the Churchyard of Holy Trinity Church, Bosham, Sussex.
NIXON
Cecil Belgrove Griffin
Lieutenant 179928, 50th Royal Tank Regiment, R.A.C. Died 17th July, 1943. Age 28. Son of Cecil Dearden Nixon and Gertrude Nixon, of Bosham, Sussex. Chartered Accountant. Buried Catania War Cemetery, Sicily, I. B. 32.
OGILVIE
Stephen John Maxwell
Sub-Lieutenant (A), Fleet Air Arm Station, H.M.S. Vulture, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Died 7th October 1943. Son of Sir William Heanage Ogilvie and Lady Vere Magdalen Ogilvie (nee Quilter), of St. John's Wood, London and Bosham. Buried in St. Illtyd Churchyard, Pembrey, Carmarthenshire. Row 2. Grave 3.

Note:: HMS Vulture was situated near St. Merryn, Cornwall. St Merryn Aerodrome Ltd opened in January 1937 as a civil airport, in 1940 it was rebuilt as a Fleet Air Arm Station, HMS Vulture. The site was also known as HMS Curlew after the war.

OLIVER
John W.
No further information currently.
PAGE
Fred John Richard
Gunner 1075769, 32nd Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Killed in action 9th May, 1943. Son of Frederick David Arnold Page and Emily Page, of Fishbourne, Sussex. Buried in Massicault War Cemetery, Tunisia, III. K. 1.
PEARCE
George A
No further information currently.
PURSER
Richard Lydmar Moline
Captain 74659, 2nd Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Died 7th June, 1944. Age 26. Son of Colonel Lydmar Moline Purser .and Hilda Mary Purser, of Bosham, Sussex; husband of Vera Florence Purser. Buried in the Imphal War Cemetery, Manipur, India, 7. H. 24.
RADLEY
Hugei Poynton
Brigadier, 3rd Battalion, 2nd Punjab Regiment. Indian National. Born 1891. Died 27th August, 1943. Age 49. Awarded CIE, MC. Husband of Ilma Radley, of Bosham, Sussex. Buried in the Delhi War Cemetery, India, 7. F. 6.
REYNOLDS
Reginald H
No further information currently.
ROBINSON
Francis Anthony Gross
Major 55888, Royal Artillery. Killed in a gliding accident while training at RAF Weston-on-the-Green, Bicester, 6th May, 1942. Age 27 about 3 weeks before his 28th birthday. Unmarried. He was the son of Surgeon Commander Charles H. J. and Hilda Margaret Robinson, younger brother of Charles Stuart Robinson, below. Awarded the MC. Commemorated on the Oxford Crematorium, Right Hand Column.
ROBINSON
Charles Stuart
[Listed as Charles Stewart on CWGC] Major 34891, Deputy Assistant Director, 5th Div. Ordnance Service, Royal Army Ordnance Corps attached to HQ 5 Div of BEF in France 1939-40. He was missing believed killed at some time subsequent to 27 May 1940. 5 Div was evacuated from Dunkirk, but Major Robinson was not present at that time. He was 33 years old. He was the son of Surgeon Commander Charles H. J. and Hilda Margaret Robinson, and husband of A. Faith Robinson, of Kingston Hill, Surrey, older brother of Francis Anthony Gross Robsinson, above. He is commemorated at the Dunkirk War Memorial. Column 144.
STALLARD
Thomas W
No further information currently.
STUBBINGTON
James
Corporal 6408201, 1st Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 12th July, 1944. Age 33. Son of Thomas and Emily Ann Stubbington, of Bosham, Sussex. Buried in the Arezzo War Cemetery, Italy, IV. D. 19.
STUBBINGTON
Leslie
Private 6402587, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 7th June, 1940. Age 21. Son of Thomas and Emily Ann Stubbington, of Bosham, Sussex. Buried at the Neufchatel -en-Bray Communal Cemetery, Mil Plot, Row 1, Grave 9.
STUBBINGTON
Thomas
Marine PO/X 21141, H.M.S. Manchester, Royal Marines. Died 23rd July 1941. Son of Thomas and Emily Ann Stubbington of Bosham, Sussex. Commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 59, Column 2.

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