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CHIDHAM WAR MEMORIAL

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Compiled and copyright © Chris Comber 2008

The Chidham war memorials are to be found within St Mary’s Parish Church. Chidham is a small parish near Southbourne. For World War 1 there are eight names on a brass tablet and for World War 2 there are seven names on a stone tablet.

Photographs Copyright © Chris Comber 2008

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN MEMORY OF THE
MEN FROM THIS PARISH
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-
1918. THE SIDE CHAPEL
WAS RESTORED TO ITS
FORMER USE

ANSON

Albert Henry

Rifleman 652392, 1/21st Battalion (Surrey Rifles), London Regiment. Killed in action on the Somme 8 October 1916. Aged 34. Son of George John Parker & Mary Ann Anson of London. Husband of Elizabeth Marie Anson of "The Retreat" Bosham. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial

LUCKHURST

William

Second Lieutenant, 1/4th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment. 50th Division. Killed in action near Arras 24 April 1917. Aged 21. Husband of Elizabeth Ann Louisa Luckhurst of South Mundham, near Chichester. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial.

LUCKING

Charles William

Sergeant RMA/7398, HMS "Lion", Royal Marine Artillery. Battlecruiser Squadron. The Grand Fleet. Killed in action at the Battle of Jutland 31 May 1916. Aged 33. Son of Alfred and Georgina Lucking of Portsmouth. Husband of Edith Ellen Lucking of 21, Ashby Place, Osborne Road, Southsea. Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial,Southsea.

LUCKING

Samuel Edgar

Private PO/13020, HMS "Bulwark", Royal Marine Light Infantry. Channel Fleet. Lost when the Battleship blew up off Sheerness Dockyard 26. November 1914. Aged 28. Son of Samuel Edgar and Elizabeth Lucking. Husband of Edith Mary Lucking of 88, St. Dunstans Road, Fulham.West London. Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea

PEDDER

Henry Thomas

Leading Seaman 227585 H.M. Submarine E13, Royal Navy. Lost 19 August 1915 when the Submarine ran aground in Danish territorial waters off Salthom, Oresund, Denmark in the Baltic. Most of the crew were rescued and interned by the Danes. Son of Henry George and Amelia Pedder of "The Retreat", Bosham. Buried in Haslar Royal Naval Cemetery

PORTER

Bertram E H J

No further information currently available

WHYBROW

Harry Thompson

Captain, Machine Gun Corps (Motors). East African Units. Died of wounds in German East Africa 21 March 1918 Buried in Moshi Cemetery, Tanzania (Tanganyika or German East Africa)

YATES

J Stirling

No further information currently available

"GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAT THIS
THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR
HIS FRIENDS." ST. JOHN. XV.13

1939 1945
IN HONOURED MEMORY OF THE
MEN OF THIS PARISH WHO FELL
IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR

BOWDEN

Reginald Charles Bettis

Able Seaman, HMS "Royal Oak", Royal Navy. Lost when the Battleship was torpedoed in Scapa Flow by U9 14 October 1939. Aged 24. Son of Thomas Foster Bettis and Edith Emily Bowden. Commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea.

HAYES

Henry James

Leading Seaman , HMS "Exmouth", Royal Navy. Lost when the Flotilla Leader was torpedoed by U22 off the Moray Firth 21 January 1940. Aged 31. Son of Henry Ebeneezer & Ellen Hayes. Husband of Dorothy Hayes of Hambrook. Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea.

HILLARD

Eustace Arthur Peter

Second Lieutenant, Royal Marines. Died at home 26 August 1940. Son of Frederick Arthur and Mary Lorraine Hillard of Lustleigh, Devonshire. B.A. (Cantab) Trinity Hall. Also included on the Memorials in Westbourne and Funtington. Buried in St. Mary’s Churchyard, Funtington

LOCKYER

Sidney William

Chief Stoker, H.M. Boom Defence Vessel "Sparsholt", Royal Navy. Lost at sea 13 March 1942. Aged 50. Son of Charles and Beatrice Lockyer. Husband of Mrs Margaret Lockyer of Emsworth. Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea.

REYNOLDS, MC

William Leonard Eliot

Lieutenant Colonel, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died at home 17 October 1939. No other details found. Buried in Brookwood Memorial

SIMPSON

Leslie James

Warrant Officer Class 11 (B.S.M.), 4th Regiment, Royal Horse Artillery. Killed in action in the Western Desert near Tripoli 22 July 1943. Aged 30. Buried in Tripoli War Cemetery, Libya

SWATTON

Edward William

Pilot Officer, 408 (RCAF) Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Lost on operations over Denmark 19 July 1942. Aged 29. Son of Herbert William and Martha Swatton. Husband of Catherine Swatton of West Ashling. Buried in Frederickshavn Cemetery, Denmark

THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE.

Last updated 31 December, 2008

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