War 1 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Chris Comber 2003
extra details Neal Ward & Martin Edwards
This transcription covers the stone Memorial Cross, a Celtic wheel cross
on a three step base, in St Peters Churchyard, Cowfold, and the marble
Memorial Tablet inside the church. There are 22 names on the memorial
cross, and 22 on the tablet, but in each case a different name is missing,
so the overall total is 23. There are two name slisted for World War
2nd Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. 29th Division. Killed in action
during the landings on Gallipoli at 'V' Beach 27th April 1915. Aged
27. Regular officer. Son of Sir Alleyne Alfred Boxall, 1st Baronette
and Lady Boxall of 14, Cambridge Square, London W.2. No known grave.
Commemorated on Helles Memorial, Gallipoli. MR.4.
from Bond of Sacrifice: Offcers Died in the Great War 1914-1916,
Volume 2, page 52-53:
CARYL LERMITTE BOXALL, 2nd BATTN. HAMPSHIRE REGIMENT,
younger son of Baron and Baroness Boxall, of 14, Cambridge Square,
Hyde Park, W., was born at that address on the 28th December, 1887.
He was a nephew of Mr. Boxall, K.C., Recorder of Brighton, and of
the late Sir Charles Boxall, K.C.B.
He was educated at Eton from 1901 to 1907, where he was for two
years reserve oar for the College VIII, and at the R.M.C., Sandhurst,
from which he received his commission in the Hampshire Regiment
in October, 1907, becoming Lieutenant in April, 1911. He served
with 2nd Battalion of his regiment in South Africa, the Mauritius,
and India, and was promoted Captain in December, 1914.
He was with the expedition to the Dardanelles, and took his company
ashore from the ss. "River Clyde," and was mortally wounded
while leading his men in operations on the landing, dying on the
27th April, 1915.
A brass tablet to the memory of this officer has been placed in
the Parish Church of St. Peter, Cowfold, Sussex.
from De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour 1914-1918, Volume 1, page
CARYL LERMITTE, Capt.,
2nd Battn. The Hampshire Regt., yr. s. of Alleyne Alfred,
1st Baron Boxall, of 14, Cambridge Square, Hyde Park, W., by his
wife, Mary Elizabeth, dau. of the late Janice Henry Lermitte, of
Knighton, J.P., and nephew of Mr. Boxall, K.C., Recorder of Brighton,
and of the late Col. Sir Charles Boxall, K.C.B.; b. at
14, Cambridge Square, W., 26 Dec. 1887; educ. Eton (1901-6) and
Sandhurst; received his commission in the 2nd Hampshires, 9 Oct.
1907, and was promoted Lieut. 1 April, 1911, and Capt. 4 Oct. 1914.
He served in South Africa, Mauritius and India, and with the Mediterranean
Expeditionary Force. Landed from the River Clyde with the 29th Division,
and died of wounds received in action following the landing at the
Dardanelles on 25 April, 1915. He was unm. A brass plaque
to the memory of this officer was erected in the south aisle of
St. Peter's, Cowfold, Sussex.
G/3235, 9th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 24th Division. Killed
in action at Loos 25th September 1915. Aged 19. Son of Harry & Fanny
Brooker of 19, Picts Cottages, Cowfold. Born in West Grinstead and
enlisted in Worthing. No known grave. Commemorated on Loos Memorial
British Red Cross Society, Royal Victoria Military Hospital Netley,
Southampton. Died in service 14th April 1917. Aged 50. Husband of
Jane Elphick, of 6 Bolney Road, Cowfold. Engaged, aged 48, and served
from 27 December 1916.
on Cross] Lieutenant Commander, H.M.S. "Natal," Royal Navy.
2nd Cruiser Squadron The Grand Fleet. Lost when the Armoured Cruiser
was destroyed by an internal explosion in the Cromarty Forth 31st
December 1915. Aged 33. One of 404 lives lost. Son of Commander
M. J. Harrison Royal Navy and Lucy Caroline Harrison of Freckleton,
Crawford Bay. Kootenay, British Columbia, Canada. Assigned to H,M.S.
Natal 1st August 1914. Brother of Thomas Harrison. No known grave.
Commemorated on Chatham Naval Memorial MR.1
documents show middle name spelt Edmund] Lieutenant Commander, H.M.S.'Aboukir',
Royal Navy. Lost when the armoured cruiser was torpedoed off the
Dutch Coast by U.9. on 22nd September 1914. Aged 34. Son of Commander
M. J. & Mrs. Harrison of Freckleton, Crawford Bay, Kootenay, British
Columbia, Canada. Husband of Maud Winifred Harrison of Wey Lodge,
Liphook, Hampshire. Connection with Cowfold unknown. Brother of
George Harrison. No known grave. Commemorated on Chatham Naval Memorial
Colonel (Commanding), 24th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers (1st
Tyneside Irish) 34th Division formerly King Edward's Horse. Killed
in action at Arras 9th April 1917. Aged 38. Son of Mr & Mrs Sydney
Hermon of The White House, Balcombe. Husband of Ethel Hermon of
Brook Hill House, Cowfold. Born in Preston, Lancashire. Awarded
the Distinguished Service Order (D.S.O.). Buried in Roclincourt
Military Cemetery. F.184
Citation details Distinguished Service Order 1916-1923,
EDWARD WILLIAM (Christian names gazetted as "Ernest
William") (D.SO. L.G. 4.6.17); b. 10.6.78: 1st com. 9.5.00;
Capt. 12.2.10: retired 7th Hussars 22.2.11; Major, retired pay,
late Hussars; served S. African War; Capt., retired pay; Major,
King Edward's Horse, 1901-2; Queen's Medal with 5 clasps; served
Europ. War, as T/Lt.-Col., King Edward's Horse, commanding 24th
Northants (sic) Fusiliers. He was killed in action 9.4.17.
G/873, 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 12th Division Killed
in action at Ovillers 7th July 1916. Aged 29. Son of Edward & Mary
Howard of Picts Cottages, Cowfold. Born in Rowhook. Enlisted in
Horsham. Buried in Ovillers Military Cemetery F.393
G/25364, 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment. (Reserve Batt).
Died at home 19th February 1917. Aged 28. Son of John & June Kensett.
Husband of Lily Kensett of Post Office Cottage, Lower Beeding. Born
in Steyning and enlisted in Horsham. Buried in St.Peters Churchyard,
Commander, H.M.S. "Monmouth, Royal Navy. South Atlantic Squadron.
Lost with the Cruiser during the Battle of Coronel Islands off Chile
1st November 1914. No known grave. Commemorated on Plymouth Naval
as LODGER on SDGW] Captain (Staff - 160th Brigade), 1st/4th Battalion,
Royal Sussex Regiment. 53rd Division. Died of wounds 29th March
1917. Aged 30. Born 10 March 1887, baptised 18 April 1887 at St
Peter, Eaton Square, Pimlico, Middlesex, son of Edmund Giles and
Marion Loder. Son of Sir Edmund and Lady Loder, of Leonardslie,
Horsham, Sussex; husband of Muriel Rolls Loder, of Clock House,
Cowfold, Sussex. Resident of The Clock House, Cowfold. Educated
at Eton College, left 1906. Roll of Honour and Lower Beeding Memorial.
Born in Cowfold. Wounded during the First Battle of Gaza. Mentioned
in Despatches twice Egypt, Gallipoli. In the 1891 census he was
aged 11, son of Edward Loder, resident Leonardslie, Highfield, Lower
Beeding, Horsham, Sussex. Buried in DEIR EL BELAH WAR CEMETERY,
Israel. Section C. Grave 73. See also Lord's
Cricket Members' World War 1 Memorial and also the Cambridge
University Trinity College Memorial. Also listed on the R E
Loder Memorial Window, Lower Beeding, West Sussex
Sergeant 50657, 13th Observer Company, Royal Defence Corps formerly
1264, Royal Fusiliers. Died at home 18th October 1916. Aged 40.
Husband of Mrs Bessie Mears of 14, Salters Road, Ryde, Isle of Wight.
Enlisted in Horsham. Formerly with The Royal Fusiliers. esident
Potters, Cowfold, Sussex. Buried in St. Peters Churchyard, Cowfold.
on memorial tablet] Guardsman 26455, 1st Battalion, Grenadier Guards.
The Guards Division Killed in action near Amiens 25th August 1918.
Son of Mr & Mrs Alfred Tullett of Northfields, Cowfold. Husband
of Helen Tullett of 71, Claybrook Road, Hammersmith. Born in Cowfold
and enlisted in Horsham. No known grave. Commemorated on Vis En
Artois memorial MR.16
PW/4900, 19th Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment).
41st Division Pioneers. Died in Italy 2nd December 1917. Born in
Bolney and enlisted in Chichester. Next of kin, Partridge Green.
Buried in Montagnana Cemetery, Italy.
Lieutenant, 1st Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers attached from 13th
Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire And Derbyshire Regiment).
29th Division. Killed in action on Gallipoli 11th August 1915. Aged
25. Son of Charles Edward & Gerda Romilly. Husband of May Louise
Romilly of Eastbridge, Crondall, Hampshire. Educated New House,
Oxford University, Matriculated 1909, B.A. Buried in Twelve Tree
Copse, Gallipoli, Turkey. Also commemorated on New College World
War 1 Memorial, Oxford, Oxfordshire, also Cotton House Old Boys
Memorial, Marlborough, Wiltshire and Farnborough Memorial, Farnborough,
31239, 76th Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Taken prisoner at Kut
el Amara and died in captivity in Mesopotamia on the 29th September
1916. Born in Horsham and enlisted in Brighton. Buried in Bagdhad
North Gate War Cemetery, Iraq.
Sergeant G/1850, 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 12th Division.
Killed in action at The Battle of Amiens 9th August 1918. Aged 22.
Son of George & Ellen Sayers of Little Brook, Cowfold. Born in Cowfold
and enlisted in Eastbourne.. Buried in Querrieu British Cemetery
11th Battalion, Border Regiment. 32nd Division. Killed in action
near Coxyde, Belgium 26th July 1917. Aged 26 Son of Walter & Emma
Sykes of 'The Drewitts', Warninglid. Awared the Military Cross (M.C.).
Buried in Coxyde Military Cemetery, Belgium. B.24.
651176, 1st/21st Battalion (First Surrey Rifles), London Regiment.
47th London Division. Killed in action near Arras 23rd May 1916.
Aged 20. Enlisted in Camberwell. Son of William Powlett Ward and
Mary Ann Ward of Kent Street Cowfold and brother of William Powlett
Ward. No known grave. Commemorated on Arras Memorial MR.20 Also
commemorated on the Shermanbury War Memorial
3282 1st/4th Royal Sussex Regiment, 53rd Division. Fought in battle
of Suvla Bay, Gallipoli 9th August 1915. Evacuated to Malta, and
died there of enteric fever 5th November 1915 aged 26. Son of William
Powlett Ward and Mary Ann Ward of Kent Street Cowfold and brother
of Henry Sidney Ward. Buried at Pieta Military Cemetery, Malta,
Grave D II 5.
Lieutenant, 8th Battalion, Royal Berkshire Regiment. 1st Division.
Killed in action at Hulluch 13th October 1915. Aged 22. Son of Charles
Morris & Florence Margaret Woodford of Bowshotts Cottage. (Cowfold?)
No known grave. Commemorated on Loos Memorial MR.19
from De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour 1914-1918, Volume 2, page 321:
HAROLD VIVIAN, 2nd Lieut., 8th (Service) Battn. Princess
Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regt.), 2nd s. of
Charles Morris Woodford. of The Grinstead. Partridge Green, co.
Sussex, C.M.G., formerly Resident Commissioner of the British Solomon
Islands Protectorate, by his wife, Florence Margaret, dau. of the
late John Palmer, of Bathurst, New South Wales; b. Epsom,
co. Surrey, 23 Jan. 1893 ; educ. Tonbridge School, where he was
a member of the O.T.C., and on leaving there went to Australia,
where he entered the Hawkesbury Agricultural College, near Sydney,
with a view to qualifying for tropical agriculture ; subsequently
spent a year in the British Solomon Islands, being an active member
of the Legion of Frontiersmen, and in 1914 proceeded to the Straits
Settlements, where he held an appointment on the Cicely Rubber Plantation
in Perak; returned to England on the outbreak of war and obtained
a commission in the Berkshire Regt. 6 Feb. 1915; trained at Bedford,
Reading, Warminster Camp and Wool; served with the Expeditionary
Force in France and Flanders from 2 Oct. following, and was killed
in action at Hulluch on the 13th. A brother officer wrote on 17
Oct. 1915: "He led his men over splendidly, but so far has
not returned. and we are all very much afraid that he must be 'missing,
believed killed.' Of course, there is just a glimmer of hope that
he may have been taken prisoner, though how anyone could live through
that hail of machine-gun fire I do not know," and the Adjutant
wrote in Dec.: "On the night of 22 Dec. a Lance-Corporal of
our regiment went out from the front trench which we were occupying
in order to search for any of our dead who were still thought to
be lying between the English and German lines from the engagement
of 13 Oct. When he returned he reported that he had found the body
of your son Harold. . . . The Lance-Corporal was a brave boy and
went out quite voluntarily. He says that the body was lying about
twenty yards in front of our barbed wire, and that there was a bullet
wound in the head." Unm.
TF/242624, 1st/6th Battalion, Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment
(Sherwood Foresters). 46th North Midland Division T.F. Killed in
action near Bethune 26th April 1918. Aged 25. Son of George & Sarah
Anne Woolven. Born in Shermanbury. Enlisted in Horsham. Next of
kin, Henfield. Buried in Fouquieres Churchyard Extension. F. 109.
Also commemorated on the Shermanbury
lists him as Woolman] Private PS/3457, 18th Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's
Own (Middlesex Regiment). 33rd Division Pioneers. Killed in action
near Ypres 14th April 1918. Born in Cowfold and enlisted in Chichester.
Next of kin residents of Partridge Green. No known grave. Commemorated
on Ploegsteert Memorial Mr.32
M2/077413, 272nd Company, Royal Army Service Corps. Died of wounds
28th August 1918. Aged 41. Husband of Mrs. Ellen Wren of 14, Virgins
Croft, Battle. Enlisted in London. Next of kin, Cowfold. Buried
in St.Hilaire Cemetery Extension, Frevent. Commemorated on his parents-in-law
grave at Mountfield.
Aircraftman 1184211, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 26
July 1943. Aged 23. Son of Ernest Albert and Elizabeth Mills Harvey,
of Cowfold, Sussex. Buried in Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel and Palestine
(including Gaza). Plot 3. Row F. Grave 7.
probably Arthur John
KING, Lance Corporal EX/5206, 2 A.A. Regiment, Royal Marines. Died
12 September 1941. Aged 23. Son of John King, and of Lily Mary King
of Lower Beeding, Sussex. Buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery,
Berlin, Germany. Plot 10. Row G. Grave 10.
26 October, 2020