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CHIDDINGLY ROLL OF HONOUR AND WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Transcribed Janet Graves 2004; researched Gavin Greenwood

Chiddingly is a village about 12 miles from Bexhill. The war memorial stands in the grounds of the church and the roll of honour hangs within the church. There is also a roll of honour containing the names of those from who served in World War 2. The memorial takes the form of a stone cross with a pitched roof atop a tapering column standing on an octagonal plinth which bears the inscription and names in relief; the whole tands on a four-stepped base. The memorial lists 20 names for World War 1 and 11 names for World War 2.




Photographs Copyright © Janet Graves 2004

1914 – 1919

REMEMBER WITH
THANKSGIVING THE
TRUE AND FAITHFUL
MEN WHO IN THESE
YEARS OF WAR WENT
FORTH FROM THIS PLACE
FOR GOD AND THE RIGHT
THE NAMES OF THOSE
WHO RETURNED NOT
AGAIN ARE HERE IN-
SCRIBED TO BE HONOUR-
ED FOR EVERMORE

ARNOTT

Frederick
Private G/6936, 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Died of wounds 19th February 1917. Born in Roehampton and enlisted in Eastbourne. Included on Hemel Hempstead War Memorial. Buried in AVESNES-LE-COMTE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION. Plot IV. Row B. Grave 14.

BAILEY

Amos
Gunner 19604, 95th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 26th December 1917. Aged 32. Son of William & Anne Bailey. Husband of Annie Bailey of The Post Office, Willingdon. Born in Lamberhurst, Kent and enlisted in Dover. Included on Willingdon Parish Church War Memorial. Buried in MONT HUON MILITARY CEMETERY, LE TREPORT. Plot VI. Row C. Grave 13A.

BROOKS

William
[BROOK on memorial] Private TF/295598, 1/4th Battalion, London Regiment, Royal Fusiliers. 56th London Division. Killed in action 9th April 1918. Aged 24. Son of James & Sarah Anne Brooks of 9, Leslie Street, Eastbourne. Native of Chiddingly. Born Chiddingly and enlisted in Sun Street, London. Resident of Hoxton. Included on Hellingly Memorial. Buried in AGNY MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot/Row/Section H. Grave 4.

COLEMAN

John [Henry]
Gunner 76266, 150th Rotherham Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 16th November 1916. Aged 22. Son of Henry & Elsie Coleman of Chiddingly. Born in Mayfield and enlisted in Chichester. Buried in THISTLE DUMP CEMETERY, HIGH WOOD, LONGUEVAL, Somme, France. Plot/Row/Section F. Grave 3.

DADSWELL

Edward [O'Kill]
Driver 301406, 10th Brigade, Canadian Field Artillery. Killed in action 20th August 1918. Aged 35. Son of Edward and Sarah Ann Dadswell, of Chiddingly, Sussex. Buried in LIGNY-ST. FLOCHEL BRITISH CEMETERY, AVERDOINGT. Plot III. Row A. Grave 7.

DORLING

Ernest
Private SD/914, 11th (Service) Battalion (1st South Down), (formed at Bexhill 7 September 1914. October 1915: attached to 116th Brigade, 39th Division), Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 3rd June 1916. Born 1896 Croxton Norfolk. Son of William George Dorling and Susan (nee Beck). Enlisted Lewes. Buried in CAMBRIN CHURCHYARD EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Plot/Row/Section N. Grave 44

DORLING

George
Lance Corporal, 11th (Service) Battalion (1st South Down) (formed at Bexhill 7 September 1914. October 1915: attached to 116th Brigade, 39th Division), Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action at Boars Head 30th June 1916. Aged 25. Born 1890 Somerton Norfolk. Son of William George Dorling and Susan (nee Beck). Enlisted Lewes. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 69 to 73.

Note: On 30 June 1916 the division attacked in the area of Richebourg l'Avoue, where the Sussex Battalions suffered very heavy casualties.

FIELD

David
Private 6837, 71st Coy (6th Division), Machine Gun Corps (formerly G/7145 Royal Sussex Regt). Died of wounds 26th April 1917. Aged 27. Son of Joseph and Eliza Field, of "Rose Bank," Horeham Road, Sussex. Born Chiddingly, enlisted Uckfield. Buried in BETHUNE TOWN CEMETERY. Plot VI. Row D. Grave 82.

FIELD

Thomas
Private 29183, 9th (Service) Battalion (formed at Hounslow in August 1914 and attached to 36th Brigade, 12th (Eastern) Division), Royal Fusiliers. Died of wounds in base hospital Etaples 14th October 1916 probably during the third phase of the Battle of the Somme. Aged 20. Born Horsham, enlisted Chichester, resident Chiddingly. Son of Thomas and Ruth Field, of Pick Hill Farm, Horeham Rd., Sussex. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY. Plot VIII. Row A. Grave 3.

FUNNELL

William
Private T/F3490, 1/5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, (formed at Hastings in August 1914. In August 1915 attached to 2nd Brigade, 1st Division), Royal Sussex Regiment. Died 13th July 1916. Aged 20. Enlisted Hastings. Son of Mrs. E. Funnell, of Willits Cottage, Muddles Green, Chiddingley, Sussex. Buried in KNIGHTSBRIDGE CEMETERY, MESNIL-MARTINSART. Plot/Row/Section C. Grave 3.

GEALL

Charles
[Listed as R B GEALL on CWGC] Rifleman 9373, 3rd Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort’s Own). Killed on the 1st day of the Battle of Armentieres (13 October - 2 November 1914) 13th Octrober 1914. Born Brighton, enlisted Tunbridge Wells, resident Eastbourne. Buried in METEREN MILITARY CEMETERY. Plot IV. Row K. Grave 862.

GORRINGE

Joseph
Private 10674, 6th Battalion, The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Died 12th May 1917. Aged 26. Born Hale Green, Chiddingly, enlisted Eastbourne, resident Hale Green, Chiddingly. Son of Joseph and Louisa Gorringe, of Chiddingly, Sussex. Buried in MILITARY CEMETERY. Plot XXV. Row A. Grave 24.

JENNER

Luther [Levi]
Private 51378 (formerly 3451), 17th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Died 23rd August 1917. Aged 41. Born Ashurst, enlisted Tunbridge Wells, resident Ashurst. Husband of Mrs. C. F. Jenner, of Ashurst Bank, Ashurst, Tunbridge Wells. Buried in BEUVRY COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION. Plot I. Row A. Grave 26.

JENNER

[John] Martin
Private 203277, 8th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Died 10th August 1917. Aged 27. Born Chiddingly, enlisted Chichester, resident Hellingly. Husband of Florence E. Jenner, of Horsebridge, Hellingly, Sussex. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL. Panel 34.

MILHAM

Charles
Private G/3460, 9th (Service) Battalion (formed at Chichester September 1914 as part of K3), Royal Sussex Regiment. Died 25th September 1915 (probably 1st day of the 2nd Battle of Loos). Aged 32. Born Hellingly, Sussex, enlisted Hove. Son of William and Emma Milham, of Mill Farm, Chiddingly, Lewes; husband of Eunice Elizabeth Barber (formerly Milham), of Nash St., Hellingly, Sussex. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 69 to 73.

PAGE

Charles
No further information currently available

PECKHAM

John
Gunner 41714, 16th Heavy Artillery Group H.Q., Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 1st April 1917. Aged 23. Born Chiddingly, enlisted Eastbourne, resident Horsham. Son of S. A. Peckham, of Chiddingly, Sussex. Buried in MAROEUIL BRITISH CEMETERY. Plot IV. Row C. Grave 9.

RUSSELL

John [Alfred]
Private GS/3343, 9th Battalion, Sussex Regiment. Died of wounds 29th March 1918. Born Chiddingly, enlisted Lewes. Son of Mr. D. Russell, of 164, Price's Cottages, Whitesmith, East Hoathly, Sussex. Buried in NAMPS-AU-VAL BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot I. Row C. Grave 25,

SMITH

[Ernest] John
Private G/15181, 7th Battalion, The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Died 16th November 1916 (last day of the Somme). Born and resident Hellingly, enlisted Eastbourne. Buried in STUMP ROAD CEMETERY, GRANDCOURT. Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 53.

IN HAPPY MEMORY OF
OUR DEAR SON
HARRY WILLIAM SMITH
GUNNER ROYAL ARTILLERY
KILLED WHILE ON ACTIVE SERVICE
AT DONCASTER OCT. 14TH 1940
AGED 27 YEARS

ALSO HIS FATHER
PTE. ERNEST JOHN SMITH
KILLED IN THE GREAT WAR NOV. 16TH 1916

MEMORIES SWEET ALWAYS REMAIN
OF ONES WE LOVED SO DEAR

ALSO OF OUR DEVOTED SON
CHARLES JOHN
DIED APRIL 6TH 1955
AGED 39 YEARS

SLEEP ON DEAR ONE UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN

STEADMAN

William
No further information currently available

1939 – 1945

REMEMBER
WITH HONOUR AND
THANKSGIVING
THOSE TRUE AND
FAITHFUL MEN
WHO LIKEWISE WENT
FROM THIS PLACE
IN THE YEARS OF
WAR 1939 – 1945
AND RETURNED
NOT AGAIN

AXELL

[Charles Henry] Cyril
Private 6398499, 1st Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Died 11th April 1941. Aged 25. Son of Mr. and Mrs. C. H. C. Axell, of Chiddingly, Sussex. Buried in ASMARA WAR CEMETERY, Eritrea. Plot 2. Row E. Grave 5.

BARTON

George
No further information currently available

BOWDEN

Wilfred Edgar
Pilot Officer 61262, 99 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 21st April 1941. Aged 20. Son of Herbert E. and Adele Margaret Bowden, of Horam, Sussex. Native of Canada. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 31.

BOWLEY

Kenneth [Russell]
Lieutenant, H.M.S. Mahratta, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Died 25th February 1944. Aged 24. Son of Horace James Bowley, and of Florence May Bowley, of Chiddingly, Sussex. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 92, Column 3.

CHAMBERLAIN

Ronald [Stanley]
Able Seaman P/JX 195416, H.M.S. Algerine, Royal Navy. Died 15th November 1942. Aged 20. Son of Stanley and Charity Louisa Chamberlain, of Horeham, Sussex. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 63, Column 2.

COLEMAN

Dennis
No further information currently available

DRAKE

David
No further information currently available

SMITH

Harry William
Gunner 899383, 58 Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died at Doncaster 14th October 1940. Age 27. Son of Ernest John and Rhoda Hannah Smith, of Golden Cross. Buried in CHIDDINGLY CHURCHYARD EXTENSION, Sussex.

IN HAPPY MEMORY OF
OUR DEAR SON
HARRY WILLIAM SMITH
GUNNER ROYAL ARTILLERY
KILLED WHILE ON ACTIVE SERVICE
AT DONCASTER OCT. 14TH 1940
AGED 27 YEARS

ALSO HIS FATHER
PTE. ERNEST JOHN SMITH
KILLED IN THE GREAT WAR NOV. 16TH 1916

MEMORIES SWEET ALWAYS REMAIN
OF ONES WE LOVED SO DEAR

ALSO OF OUR DEVOTED SON
CHARLES JOHN
DIED APRIL 6TH 1955
AGED 39 YEARS

SLEEP ON DEAR ONE UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN

VINE

Thomas
No further information currently available

WILKINSON

George

No further information currently available

WINTER

George

Chief Stoker P/K61180, H.M.S. Fiji, Royal Navy. Died 1st September 1940. Aged 40. Son of Harry and Mary Florence Winter; husband of Kate Nellie Louisa Winter, of Golden Cross, Sussex. Buried in GLASGOW (CARDONALD) CEMETERY, Glasgow, Scotland. Section E. Joint grave 6.

Buried in the churchyard but not on memorial

LATTER

Kenneth [J]
Private 8087, 5th Dragoon Guards (Princess Charlotte of Wales's). Died 6th June 1919. Buried in the East part of CHIDDINGLY CHURCHYARD EXTENSION, Sussex.

8087 PRIVATE
K LATTER
5TH DRAGOON GUARDS
6 JUNE 1919

Roll of Honour
(World War 2)

Photographs Copyright © Janet Graves 2004

 

NAMES OF THOSE FROM THIS PARISH ON ACTIVE SERVICE
FOR THEIR KING & COUNTRY

A---

Iris
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ANSON

A

No further information currently available

ANSOTT

W F

No further information currently available

AUSTIN

Rose

No further information currently available

AUSTIN

Stephen

No further information currently available

AXELL

Cyril

See listing above

BAKER

Alan

No further information currently available

BAKER

Charles

No further information currently available

BAKER

Henry R

No further information currently available

BAKER

James

No further information currently available

BAKER

Nellie

No further information currently available

BARNES

Edward

No further information currently available

BARNES

W J

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BARTON

Frank

No further information currently available

BARTON

Tommy

No further information currently available

BARTON

William

No further information currently available

BEALE

Irene

No further information currently available

BEECHAM

-

No further information currently available

BOWDEN

Margaret B

No further information currently available

BOWDEN

Wilfred E

See listing above

CARTER

Francis

No further information currently available

CARTER

Raymond W

No further information currently available

CHIRES

Mabel

No further information currently available

CLARKE

Francis C

No further information currently available

CLARKE

Harold

No further information currently available

CLEMOW

W J

No further information currently available

COLEMAN

Dennis

See listing above

COLEMAN

Toney

No further information currently available

CONYER

Lorna

(nee CLEMON) - No further information currently available

COSSTICK

George

No further information currently available

CUTT

Cyril

No further information currently available

CUTT

Jack

No further information currently available

CUTT

Stanley

No further information currently available

DADSWELL

B

P.O.W. - No further information currently available

DADSWELL

J D

No further information currently available

DAYRELL

Ellen

No further information currently available

DEE

Ronald

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DERBY

Stanley F

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DURRANT

Edith

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EADE

Ronald

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EXCELL

R J

No further information currently available

FARMER

A G

No further information currently available

FIELD

David

No further information currently available

FRANCIS

H R

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FUNNELL

Bernard

No further information currently available

FUNNELL

Henry

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FUNNELL

W F

- No further information currently available

GLADSTONE

David

No further information currently available

GOAD

Charles

No further information currently available

GOAD

William

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GOLDSMITH

R W

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GOODE

John R

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GOODE

Norman

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GORRINGE

Edward

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GORRINGE

Joseph

- No further information currently available

HALL

Bernard

No further information currently available

HALL

Cyril F

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HALL

George

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HARRIS

Ronald

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HARTUP

Albert

P.O.W. - No further information currently available

HARTUP

Audrey

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HEASEMAN

Constance

No further information currently available

HIND

George

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HOUGHTON

J C Y

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HUMPHREY

Jesse

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INWARD

Stanley

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JOHNSON

Bernard

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KEMP

John F

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KENNARD

Fred

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KENNARD

George

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LANE

Ronald

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MACGREGOR

David

No further information currently available

MARCHANT

Arthur

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MARCHANT

M

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MARTIN

Jocelyn

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MASH

Etra

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MASH

Leonard

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MILHAM

Alfred

No further information currently available

MILHAM

Charles

- No further information currently available

MILHAM

Joseph C

No further information currently available

MILHAM

W J

No further information currently available

MINTREL

Jean

(nee KEMP) - No further information currently available

MOWBRAY

Eliza

No further information currently available

NELSON

Patrick

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PARSONS

Bertram

No further information currently available

PEACE

Norman

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PHILLIPS

Archibald

No further information currently available

PRICE

John

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REED

George A

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ROBERTS

-

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ROBERTS

Sidney F

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ROBSON

Joseph C

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ROSE

R

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RUBIN

Harold

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RUSSELL

Charles H

No further information currently available

RUSSELL

Frank

No further information currently available

SCOTT

Edward G

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SHERLEY

Francis

No further information currently available

SMITH

Harry William

See listing above

SMITH

J F

No further information currently available

SMITH

Joy

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STOPE

Sydney

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STRANACK

C

No further information currently available

STRANACK

R A

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TATNALL

Gladys

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TATNALL

Ruby

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TESTER

Charles W

No further information currently available

TOPHAM

A H

No further information currently available

TOPHAM

Anne

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VINE

Cecil

No further information currently available

VINE

Thomas

See listing above

VINE

William H

No further information currently available

VISTA

Edward M

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WEST

Ernest

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WESTGATE

Arthur

No further information currently available

WHITE

Charles

No further information currently available

WHITE

Charles A

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WHITE

Charles T

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WHITE

George

No further information currently available

WHITE

Wilfred

No further information currently available

WILKINSON

C

No further information currently available

WILKINSON

George H

See listing above

WILKINSON

R H R

No further information currently available

WINTER

George

See listing above

Marked on Roll of Honour with a red cross, indicating they died

Last updated 10 November, 2016

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