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BURPHAM WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 and Aden (1928) - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Chris Comber 2004

The memorials are within St. Mary The Virgin Parish Church, Burpham. There are memorials to both wars along with a memorial window to an airman who died in 1928. There is an illuminated list of 9 names for 1914-1918 with a panel added for 1939-1945 bearing 4 names with one name added for 1921 below.

Photographs Copyright © Chris Comber 2007

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
THIS TABLET WAS ERECTED BY THE PARISHIONERS OF BURPHAM
IN THE GRATEFUL MEMORY
OF THE MEN OF THIS PARISH
WHO SACRIFICED THEIR LIVES IN
THE CAUSE OF THEIR COUNTRY
AND FREEDOM IN THE GREAT WAR
1914 - 1919

FOSTER

Charles

Sergeant G/17824, 12th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Died of wounds 11 December 1916. Aged 23. Son of Charles & Alice Foster of Wepham Green, near Burpham. Born in Burpham and enlisted in Horsham. Buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium

FOULKES

Edward Frederick

Private SD/515, 11th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action near Richebourg 2 June 1916. Aged 24. Son of Frederick & Emma Charlotte Foulkes of 1, City Cottages, Ditchling Common. Born in Chichester and enlisted in Worthing. Buried in Cambrin Churchyard Extension

GREENFIELD

Frederick

Guardsman 6100, 1st Battalion, Scots Guards. 1st Division. Killed in action at Troyon on the Marne 14 September 1914. Aged 28. Son of Edward & Emma Greenfield of Burpham. Born in Burpham and enlisted in Arundel. Commemorated on The Ferte Sous Jouarre Memorial

HILLS

Charles William

Private G/15926, 13th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division Killed in action on the Somme 21 October 1916. Aged 32. Son of Albert & Sarah Hills of 78, The Malt House, Burpham. Born in Burpham and enlisted in Arundel. Buried in Grandcourt Road Cemetery

HILLS

George

Son of John & Harriett Hills of Vine Cottage, Burpham. Born in Burpham. Unit and rank unknown. Died at home post war on the 21 February 1921. Aged 31. Name added beneath the main memorial

HILLS

William

Private TF/205105, 3/4th Battalion, Royal West Surrey Regiment. 21st Division. Died of wounds near Ypres 4 October 1917. Aged 37. Son of John & Harriett Hills of Vine Cottage, Burpham. Husband of Ellen Louisa Hills of Urchlee Terrace, Flackwell Heath, Bucks. Born in Wepham and enlisted in High Wycombe. Formerly with the Cambridgeshire Regiment. Included on Flackwell Heath War Memorial. Buried in Bedford House Cemetery, Belgium

MILLER

Edward (Enoch)

Private 3/8779 1st Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. 5th Division Killed in action near Ypres 4 May 1915. Born in Sherborne, Dorset and enlisted in Chichester. Next of kin and resident of BurphamBuried in Perth Cemetery (China Wall) Belgium

OLIVER

Sidney W.

Private 225463, 1/1st Battalion, London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers). 56th London Division. Killed in action 1 September 1918. Aged 24. Born in Horndean, Hants and enlisted in Chichester. Formerly with the Suffolk Regiment. Son of James & Edith Oliver of Burpham. Buried in Sailly-Saillisel British Cemetery

SANDFORD

Henry Merton Way

Private L/10471, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Killed in action near Cambrin 18 April 1918. Aged 21. Son Henry & Jane Sandford of High Barn, Peppering near Burpham Born in Southwick & enlisted in Chichester. Buried in Woburn Abbey Cemetery, Cuinchy

TYRRELL-GREEN

Dennis Noel

Lieutenant, 1/4th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 53rd Division. Killed in action during the First Battle of Gaza in Palestine 26 March 1917. Aged 22. Son of The Rev. Professor & Mrs Tyrrell Green of Burpham Croft, Burpham. Later of Lampeter Wales. Included on the Welsh National War Memorial in Cathay’s Park, Cardiff. Commemorated on the Jerusalem Memorial.

GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS
THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS
ALSO
George HILLS
DIED FEB 1921

1939 - 1945

HARE, MC

John Edward

Lieutenant, 80th Anti Tank Regiment, Royal Artillery Killed in action in Malaya 14 December 1941. Aged 22. Son of Major John Wilberforce Hare & Irene Victoria Hare of Burpham. Brother of Charles Colville (below). BA (Oxon) Christchurch College. Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.). Commemorated on The Singapore Memorial

HARE

Charles Colville

Second Lieutenant, 5th Cinque Ports Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action at El Alamein 27 October 1942. Aged 20. Son of Major John Wilberforce Hare & Irene Victoria Hare of Burpham. Brother of John Edward (above). Buried in El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt.

HAYLER

Edwin John

Sergeant /Air Gunner RAFVR 75 Bomber Squadron (Lancasters) operating from Mepal, Cambridgeshire. Lost on operations over France 8 August 1944. Aged 19. Son of Frank & Alice Rose Hayler of Burpham (See more details on cards below memorial provided by relatives). Buried in St Valery-en-Caux Franco-British Cemetery.

WOOLLVEN

Frederick Edward

Sergeant RAFVR 156 Bomber Squadron (Lancasters) .Based at Warboys. Lost on operations over Europe 3 January 1944. Aged 23. Son of Frederick Edwin and Ellen Mary Woolven of Burpham. Husband of Joan Marie Woolven of Littlehampton. Commemorated on The Runnymede Memorial

MEMORIAL WINDOW

TICKNER

Edward Norman

Royal Air Force. Who served throughout the Great War in The Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Air Force and died on active service in Aden on the 14th August 1928.

Last updated 27 April, 2007

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