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COMPTON & UP MARDEN WAR MEMORIAL
(INCLUDING THE HAMLETS OF WEST MARDEN AND WALDERTON)

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed information
Compiled & Copyright © Transcribed and researched Chris Comber 2006
page formatted by Martin Paton

The memorial for Compton and Up Marden can be found within the parish church of St. Mary's, Compton. The memorial is in the form of two plates with embossed lettering in yellow ona balck background and can be found affixed to twosides of the pulpit.

Compton St Marys

Photographs Copyright © Photographers Chris Comber 2006
Compton 1
compton 2
Compton 3

IN HONOUR OF THE MEMORY
PF THE MEN OF
COMPTON AND UP. MARDEN
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN
THE GREAT WAR
1914-1918

BAKER

Bertram Reginald

Second Lieutenant 17th. Battalion The Royal Fusiliers 2nd. Division. Killed in action near Bethune 3. 5.16. age 25 Son of William & Sylvia Baker of Compton. Buried Tranchee De Mecknes Cemetery Aix Noulette

BAKER

Albert Edward

Private. TF.203972 1st. Battalion The East Kent Regiment 5th. Division. Died of wounds 1.12.17. Son of Mr Baker & Mrs Annie Baker of Big Busto House, Watergate, West Marden Born Forestside and enlisted in Chichester Formerly with The East Surreys. Buried Fins New British Cemetery Sorel Le Grand

BAKER

Charles Frank

Private 20111 47th. Company The Machine Gun Corps Died on active service in France after hostilities 2.12.18. aged 25 Son of Mr Baker & Mrs Annie Baker of Big Busto House, Watergate, West Marden Buried Terlincthun British Cemetery Wimille.

BROWN

Frederick

Private. G. 492 7th. Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment 12th. Division. Killed in action near Loos 3. 3.16 Born in Brushfield, Hants and enlisted in Chichester. Buried Leiven Communal Cemetery Extension

ENGLISH

Charles Victor

Private. 19104 1st. Battalion The Cameronian (Formerly 1st. Kings Own Scottish Borderers). 33rd. Division Killed in action on the Somme 20. 7.16 aged 26 Son of Mrs S.A.English of Oxborough. Norfolk. Born in Oxborough and enlisted in Chichester. Resident of Compton. Buried Serre Road Cemetery Number 2.

ELLIOTT

Alfred

Bombardier 27455 135th. Battery The Royal Field Artillery Wounded in the Ypres Salient and died on the 7. 7.15. Son of Mr & Mrs J.Elliott of Charlton.West Sussex. Born and enlisted in Chichester. Buried Lijissenthoek Military Cemetery Belgium

FARNDEN

Gilbert Edward

Private 1827 The Sussex Yeomanry attached 42nd, Division Killed in action on Gallipoli 20.12.15.aged 30 Son of Mr & Mrs Farnden of Compton. Former Groom at Cowdray Park, Midhurst. Born in Petersfield, Hants, and enlisted in Chichester. Commemorated on The Helles Memorial

FROUD

George

Private.SD.794 11th. Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment 39th. Division. Killed in action at St.Julien near Ypres 31. 7.17. age 20 Son of Samuel & Fanny Froud of 10, Manor Villas, Wickham, Hampshire. Born in Compton and enlisted in Chichester Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium

HAWKRIDGE

James

Private. 33402 18th. Battalion The West Yorkshire Regiment 31st. Division. Died at Douai 5. 5.17. aged 36 Husband of Mrs Janet Hawkridge of Starbeck, Harrogate, Yorkshire. Born in Hopperton and enlisted in Harrogate, Yorks. Connection with Compton and district unknown. Buried Douai British Cemetery, Cuincy.

JENNINGS

Leonard Raymond

Private. 42474 1/5th. Battalion The South Staffordshire Regiment. 46th. Division. Killed in action 12.10.18. aged 19 Son of William Charles & Sophia Jennings of Compton. Born in Barton on Humber, Lincs and enlisted in Chichester. Commemorated on The Vis En Artois Memorial

MOSELEY

Frederick Harry

Bombardier 66788 43rd. Battery 24th. Brigade The Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action on the Somme 17. 9.16 Born in Midhurst and enlisted in Portsmouth Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial

SILVESTER

Charles

Private G.18203 7th. Battalion The East Kent Regiment 18th. Division. Wounded at Arras and died on the 4. 5.17. aged 20 Son of Charles & Elizabeth Silvester of New Buildings, Compton. Born Walderton and enlisted in Chichester. Buried Bucquoy Road Cemetery, Ficheux

STOCKWELL

Henry Charles

Gunner 10497 41st. Battery The Royal Field Artillery Killed in action 7. 4.16. aged 18 Son of Lydia Savage of North Wallington, Hampshire. Born in Fareham and enlisted in Hilsea, Hampshire. Buried Dickebusch New Military cemetery, Belgium

THOMPSON

Arthur Jennings

(This is probably)See F.Brown above G.492. Private .G.490 Arthur James Thompson 7th. Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment 12th. Division. Killed in Action 8. 7.15. Born in Horsham and enlisted in Chichester. Buried Tancrez Farm Cemetery, Ploegsteert,Belgium

TODMAN

George

Private. 46865 The Royal Army Medical Corps 34th. Field Ambulance. Died of wounds at home 23. 9.15. Born in Emsworth and enlisted in Cranbourne. Formerly with the Dorsetshires. Buried St.Marys Churchyard Compton

TWINE

Harold

Lance Corporal G.14564 4th. Battalion The Royal Fusiliers 3rd. Division. Killed in action on the Somme 16. 8.16 aged 19 Son of George & Annie Twine of 87, Arundel Street, Landport, Portsmouth. Born in Compton and enlisted in Camberley, Surrey. Buried Guillemont Road Cemetery, Guillemont

THE SECOND
WORLD WAR
1939-1945

DAUGHTREY

Ronald Henry

Gunner 170 Battery 57th. L.A.A. Regiment The Royal Artillery Killed in action near Alamein, Egypt. 25.11.1941 age 21 Son of Thomas & Kate Daughtrey of West Marden. Commemorated on The Alamein Memorial

HUTCHINS

Arthur John

Gunner 125th. Anti Tank Regiment Royal Artillery Died in South East Asia between 1/9/ & 30/9/1944 aged 33 Son of Edwin & Mary Hutchins. Husband of Lily Mary Hutchins of West Marden Commemorated on The Singapore Memorial

MARCHANT

Thomas

Lance Corporal 2nd. Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment Killed in action during the retreat to Dunkirk 26. 5.1940 aged 36 Son of Mr & Mrs George Marchant. Husband of Jessie Edith Marchant of Walderton. Buried Le Grand Hasard Military Cemetery, Morbecque

PRIOR

Gilbert Ronald George

Leading Aircraftman 1307269, RAFVR. 2837 Squadron R.A.F. Regiment (L.A.A.) Lost while serving with SEAC forces from Chittagong, India 13.2 1945 aged 27 Son of Mrs N. White of West Marden Commemorated on The Singapore Memorial

TREAGUS

Thomas Frank

Private The Pioneer Corps Died at home 16. 1.1944 aged 20 Son of Thomas Charles & Elsie Emelia Winifred Treagus of Walderton Buried St.Mary`s Churchyard, Compton.

NORTHERN IRELAND
MAY 1980

WESTMACOTT, MC

Herbert Richard

Captain The Grenadier Guards Attached S.A.S. Killed leading a patrol by an M60 machine gun in the Antrim Road, Belfast while on active service in Northern Ireland. (Shot by a sniper) 2nd May 1980 aged 28

Last updated: 31 May, 2008

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