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CLIMPING WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Chris Comber 2005

The Memorial records the names of just four men for 1914/18 in the Parish Church. The graveyard has over 40 Officers and Ratings of the Fleet Air Arm who lost their lives during the `Stuka` attacks on the Royal Naval Airfield at Ford in the summer of 1940; these have yet to be transcribed.

1914-1918

ANSELL

George William

Sergeant 17934, 460th Battery, The Royal Field Artillery attached to 15th Brigade, Royal Horse Artillery. Wounded near Ypres and died in military hospital at Poperinghe 27thg January 1918. Aged 36. Husband of Mrs Rebecca M.H.Ansell of 39, Gloucester Place, Worthing. Born in Climping and enlisted in Worthing. Included on Worthing War Memorial. Buried in Nine Elms British Cemetery, Poperinghe, Belgium. B.3.

MANT

Frederick

Private 43039, 7th Battalion, The Leicestershire Regiment. 6th Division. Killed in action 1st October 1917. Aged 36. Born in Climping and enlisted in Loughborough, Leicestershire. Son of George & Ellen Mant of Climping. Commemorated on The Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium. MR. 30

NORRIS

Maurice Edwin

[Spelt Morris on memorial] Private G.17886, 12th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment 39th Division. Killed in action at Becourt Ridge, on the Somme 3rd September 1916. Born in Broadwater,Worthng and enlisted in Arundel. Next of kin residents of Climping. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial MR. 21.

TREAGUS

Ernest [Albert]

Private 42496, 9th Battalion, The Yorkshire Regiment. 23rd Division. Killed in action at Arras 7th June 1917. Born in Rustington and enlisted in Worthing. Formerly with the Royal Field Artillery. Commemorated on The Arras Memorial MR.20.

23 May 2004

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