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COCKING WAR MEMORIAL

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Compiled and copyright © Transcribed & Researched Chris Comber 2004

The Memorial Cross is on a little green in the lane below the Churchyard on which 15 men are listed by Surnames and Christian Names

1914-1920

BAKER

Thomas James

Private G/43811, 1st Battalion, The Middlesex Regiment. 33rd Division. Killed in action on the Somme 28 October 1916. Aged 23. Son of Edwin Charles and Emily Baker of Horley Cottage, Pitisham, Cocking. Born in Eastbourne and enlisted in Chichester. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial MR.21

COLES

Walter Ernest

Private L/9035, 7th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action near Epehy during the assault on the Hindenburgh Line 18 September 1918. Aged 27. Husband of Mrs. E. W. Coles of Topcroft, Suffolk. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Coles of Cocking. Born in Cocking and enlisted in Chichester. Regular soldier, formerly with the 2nd Battalion. Buried in Epehy Wood Farm Cemetery F.369

COOK

John

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FARLEY

Percy Clayton

Private 65432, 7th Battalion, The Royal Fusiliers. 63rd Royal Naval Division. Killed in action 26 August 1918. Born in Cocking and enlisted in West Lavington. Commemorated on The Vis en Artois Memorial MR.16.

GRAY, MM

William George

Gunner 95678, 221st Trench Mortar Battery. The Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action near Ypres 15 October 1917. Aged 19. Son of Lovedon and Alice Gray of 193, Cocking. Born in Chichester and enlisted in Horsham. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.) Buried in The Huts Cemetery, Dickebusch, Belgium. B.19

HOLDEN, MM

Ernest Victor

Corporal 17738/PO, 2nd Royal Marine Battalion, Royal Marine Light Infantry. 63rd Royal Naval Division. Killed in action 2 April 1918. Son of Mr. Holden and Mrs. Lilian Ada Holden of Royal Oak Cottage, Cocking Causeway. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.) Buried in Varennes Miltary Cemetery.F.41

KNIGHT

Frederick Henry

Private TF/3010, 1/4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 53rd Division. Died in military hospital in Ismailia, Egypt 28 October 1916. Aged 24. Son of Thomas and Alice Knight of 361, Hill Foot, Cocking. Born in Cocking and enlisted in Horsham. Buried in Ismailia War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt.

KINGSTON

James Robert

Rifleman TF/470304, 12th Battalion, The London Regiment. (The Rangers). Killed in action 11 October 1918. Born in Bloomsbury and enlisted in London. Buried in Maroc British Cemetery. F.149

MADGEWICK

Gilbert

Private G.26423, 11th Battalion, The Royal West Kent Regiment. 41st Division. Killed in action near Ypres 20 September 1917. Born in Midhurst and enlisted in Horsham. Commemorated on The Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium MR. 30

RAPLEY

Charles

Lance Sergeant 7822, 2nd Battalion, The Coldstream Guards. The Guards Division. Killed in action 16 September 1916. Aged 28. Son of Daniel and Rose May Rapley of 62, St. John’s Street, Redhill, Surrey. Born in Eastbourne and enlisted in Guildford Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial MR.21

RYAN

Charles

Sapper 158818, Royal Engineers. Died of wounds (Gas poisoning) after the war 18 March 1920. Aged 29. Son of Charles and Eleanor Kate Ryan of Manor Cottage, Cocking. Buried in Cocking Churchyard.

SAINT

Frank Patrick

Gunner 14470/PO, HMS “Defence”, Royal Marine Artillery. 1st Cruiser Squadron The Grand Fleet. Lost with the Armoured Cruiser at The Battle of Jutland 31 May 1916. Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial. MR. 3.

SCUTT

Frank

Lance Cpl SD.2779. 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Killed in action during an attack on Munster Alley on the Somme 23 July 1916. Son of Thomas and Fanny Scott of The High Street, Amberley. Husband of Mrs. Kate Scott of Jasmine Cottage, Cocking. Born Bury and enlisted in Hastings. Formerly with the South Downs Battalions. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial MR.21

SWEET

Tinney Keat

Private L/9635, 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. Indian Army. Died of pneumonia in Peshawar, India 18 December 1915. Aged 22. Son of Mr and Mrs John Sweet of Cocking. Born in Port Isaac, Cornwall and enlisted in Chichester. Regular soldier enlisted in 1911. Buried in Peshawar Cemetery also commemorated on The Delhi Memorial MR. 43.

STROTTON

George Leonard

Private 44115, 9th Battalion, The Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. 21st Division. Killed in action 12 November 1918. Born Warren Farm near Brighton and enlisted in Rottingdean. Commemorated on The Vis en Artois Memorial. MR.16.

22 July 2004

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