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Compiled and copyright © Transcribed Chris Comber

This transcription covers Cowfold Parish War Memorial 1914-19 and the Memorial Cross in the St. Peters Parish Church Churchyard 23 names

BOXALL Caryl Lermitte

Captain, 2nd Battalion, The 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. Commemorated on The Helles Memorial, Gallipoli. MR.4.


Private G.3235, 9th Battalion, The 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. Commemorated on The Loos Memorial MR.19


possibly Private T.2186, The East Kent Regiment. (Training Reserve) Died at home 11th November 1918. Buried in Broadwater Cemetery, Worthing.

HARRISON George Basil

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. Brother of Thomas Harrison Commemorated on The Chatham Naval Memorial MR.1

HARRISON Thomas 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 Commemorated on The Chatham Naval Memorial MR.1

HERMON. DSO Edward William

Lieutenant Colonel (DSO), 24th Battalion, The Northumberland Fusiliers (1st Tyneside Irish) 34th Division. 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. Buried in Roclincourt Military Cemetery. F.184

HOWARD Benjamin John

Private G.873, 7th Battalion, The 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


Private G.25364, 3rd Battalion, The 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, Cowfold

LEES St. John Arnold

ieutenant 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. Commemorated on The Plymouth Naval Memorial MR.2

LODER Robert Egerton

Captain, 1/4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 53rd Division. Died of wounds 29th March 1917. Aged 30. Son of Lord & Lady Loder of Leonardslee, Lower Beeding. Resident of The Clock House, Cowfold. Educated at Eton Eton College. Roll of Honour and Lower Beeding Memorial. Born in Cowfold. Wounded during the First Battle of Gaza. Buried in Deir el Belah War Cemetery, Palestine 2. See also Lord's Cricket Members' World War 1 Memorial

MEARS Edward

Lance Sergeant 50657, 13th Observer Company, Royal Defence Corps. 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. Resident of Potters. Buried in St. Peters Churchyard, Cowfold.

TULLETT Alfred Ernest

Guardsman 26455, 1st Battalion, The 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 Commemorated on The Vis En Artois memorial MR.16

PACKHAM Edward Henry

Private PW.4900, 19th Battalion, The 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.

ROMILLY Cosmo George

Lieutenant, 1st Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers attached from 13th Notts & Derby. 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. Buried in Twelve Tree Copse, Gallipoli, Turkey.


Gunner 31239, 76th Battery, The 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.


Lance Sergeant G.1850, 7th Battalion, The 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 F. 116

SYKES,MC Douglas Collett

Lieutenant (M.C.), 11th Battalion, The Border Regiment. 32nd Division. Killed in action near Coxyde, Belgium 26th July 1917. Aged 26 Son of Walter & Emma Sykes of 'The Drewitts', Warninglid. Buried in Coxyde Military Cemetery, Belgium. B.24.

WARD Henry Sydney

Rifleman 651176, 1/21st Battalion, The London Regiment. (First Surrey Rifles) 47th London Division. Killed in action near Arras 23rd May 1916. Enlisted in Camberwell. Next of kin, Peckham. Commemorated on The Arras Memorial MR.20 Also commemorated on the Shermanbury War Memorial

WARD William Powlett

Private TF.205404, 1/4th Battalion, The East Yorkshire Regiment. 50th Northumbrian Division. Killed in action 31st May 1918. Buried in St. Erme Communal Cemetery Extension F.1754

WOODFORD Harold William

2nd Lt probably Harold Vivian Woodford, Second Lieutenant, 8th Battalion, The 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?) Commemorated on The Loos Memorial MR.19

WOOLLVEN Nelson Richard

Private TF.242624, 1/6th Battalion, The Notts & Derby 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 War Memorial


[SDGW lists him as Woolman] Private PS/3457, 18th Battalion, The Middlesex Regiment. 33rd Division Pioneers. Killed in action near Ypres 14th April 1918. Born in Cowfold and enlisted in Chichster. Next of kin residents of Partridge Green. Commemorated on The Ploegsteert Memorial Mr.32

WREN Walter

Private 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.

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