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EASEBOURNE WAR MEMORIAL

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

Easebourne is now an extension of Midhurst and was almost invariably confused by the registration Sergeant as Eastbourne in the copies of SDGW. The memorial is to be found at St Mary's Church. There is a list of those who served in the Church. The Memorial Cross is to be found to the West of the Churchyard and lists the 48 men by the year with Regiment plus Christian names. There are six Burials in the Churchyard. Four of these are not included on the Memorial.

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1914-1918

BARBER

Harry

Private G/50456, 1st Battalion The Middlesex Regiment Formerly with the Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action near Ypres 24th September 1917. Aged 38. Son of Joseph & Hannah Barber of Warminster, Wilts. Husband of Mrs. Jeannie Barber of Tweedmouth, Berwick. Enlisted in Chichester. Resident of Easebourne. Commemorated on The Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium MR. 30

BONNER

Robert

Gunner 48963, Royal Field Artillery. Died of malaria at home 3rd April 1919. Aged 41. Son of Henry & Mary Bonner, Husband of Mrs R, A, Bonner of 41, Cloister Road, Cricklewood, London. Born in Esher, Surrey. Buried in St. Marys Churchyard, Easebourne.

BOTTING

Percy George

Private 71, 7th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment 12th Division. Killed in action near Loos 8th October 1915. Aged 29. Son of Mr & Mrs J. Botting of Cowdray Park, Easebourne. Born in Balcombe and enlisted in Kingston on Thames. Commemorated on The Loos Memorial MR19

CARVER

James

Private SD/4209, 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action 3rd October 1916. Aged 36. Son of Charles & Emily Carver of Easebourne. Husband of Mary Anne Carver of 17, Stedham, Midhurst Born in Easebourne and enlisted in Chichester. Employee of Goldrings Nurseries for 15 years. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial MR.21.

CAYLEY

Jesse

Private TF/202174, 2/4th Battalion, Royal West Surrey Regiment. 34th Division. Killed in action near Grand Rozoy on the Marne 1st August 1918. Born in Easebourne and enlisted in Guildford, Surrey. Resident of Haslemere, Surrey. Commemorated on The Soissons Memorial MR.18

CAYLEY

Walter

Stoker 1st Class 311839/PO, H.M.S. “Queen Mary”, Royal Navy. Lost with the Battlecruiser at the Battle of Jutland 31st May 1916. Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea MR.3.

CHALLEN

George

Private 22214, 12th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. 5th Division. Died of wounds 30th August 1916. Aged 21. Born Cocking Causeway and enlisted in Guildford. Formerly Cavalryman & Royal Sussex Regiment. Son of Mrs Alice Holden (formerly Challen) of 70 Henley Village, Fernhurst Buried in Bagneux British Cemetery, Gezaincourt.

CHAMBERLAIN

Frank George

Sergeant S/43007, 1st Battalion, Cameron Highlanders. 1st Division, Killed in action on the Somme 22nd November 1916. Aged 25. Son of John Thomas & Lydia Chamberlain of Lutener Road, Easebourne. Buried in Warlencourt British Cemetery.

CHAMBERLAIN

William Henry

Private 12888, 2nd Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. 29th Division. Died of wounds 29th September 1918. Born in Didling and enlisted in Petersfield, Hants. Buried in Birr Cross Roads Cemetery

CHEVIS

George Edwin

Lance Corporal G/583, 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 12th Division. Wounded at Ovillers on the 7th & died in base hospital at Etaples on 12th July 1916. Aged 23. Son of George & Emily May Chevis of 29, Easebourne Street.Born in Easebourne and enlisted in Midhurst Buried in Etaples Military Cemetery.

CHEVIS

James Henry

Corporal G/655, 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action in the Somme 31st July 1916. Aged 21. Son of George & Emily May Chevis of 29, Easebourne Street, Midhurst Born in Easebourne and enlisted in Chichester. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial MR.21.

CHEVIS

Percy James

Sergeant TF/200125, 1/4th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 53rd Division. Died of disease in Port Said, Egypt 11th March 1917. Aged 29. Son of James & Amelia Chevis of Easebourne. Husband of Caroline Jane Chevis of North Mill Cottages, Midhurst. Left 3 children. Employee of Cowdray Park Brickworks. Buried in Port Said War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt.

COLLINS

Thomas

Private 45685, 5th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action near St. Venant 20th April 1918. Aged 37. Son of James & Rose Collins of Easebourne. Born in Easebourne and enlisted in Midhurst Formerly with the Royal Fusiliers. Buried in Tannay British Cemetery, Thiennes

DUDMAN

Charles Robert

Private G/15927, 12th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment 39th Division. Killed in action near Railway Wood, Ypres, 25th September 1917. Aged 25. Son of John & Harriett Dudman of Upper Vinings Easebourne. Born in Easebourne and enlisted in Chichester. Included on Linch War Memorial. Buried in Hooge Crater Cemetery, Zillebeke, Belgium.

DUDMAN, MM

Ernest

Lance Corporal G/31017, 1st Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment. 5th Division. Killed in action 27th September 1918. Aged 25. Son of John & Harriett Dudman of Upper Vinings. Born in Easebourne and enlisted in Chichester. Formerly 601 Royal Sussex Buried in Gouzeaucourt New British Cemetery.

DUDMAN

Frank

Corporal G/2738, 8th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment (Pioneers) 18th Division, Killed in action 22nd September 1917. Aged 22. Son of John & Harriett Dudman of Upper Vinings, Easebourne. Born in Easebourne and enlisted in Midhurst Buried in Duhallow ADS Cemetery, Ypres, Belgium

DUMMER

Ralph

Private TF/200643, 1/4th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 53rd Division. Killed in action at the Third Battle of Gaza 6th November 1917. Son of Samuel & Elizabeth Dummer of 26, Easebourne Street, Midhurst Born in Easebourne and enlisted in Horsham Commemorated on The Jerusalem Memorial MR.34.

DUMMER

William

Corporal 20677, 24th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action during the March Retreat 22nd March 1918. Aged 25. Son of Herbert & Susan Dummer of Buddington Lodge, Easebourne. Born in Easebourne and enlisted in Petworth Formerly with the Royal Fusiliers. Commemorated on The Pozieres Memorial MR.27

GATES

Herbert Rudolph

Gunner 45345, 144th Siege Battery, 42nd Midland Division, Royal Garrison Artillery Died of wounds 9th September 1918. Aged 19. Son of Mr & Mrs W. Gates of 4, Victoria Avenue, Easebourne. Enlisted in Easebourne. Buried in Barastre Cemetery Extension.

GREENFIELD

Roy George

Royal Army Ordnance Corps. Died in 1919 No record with SDGW or CWGC.

HAMILTON

Harold Frederick Newenham

Private G/18620, 7th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment 18th Division Killed in action at Arras 3rd May 1917. Aged 38. Son of Gustavus William Bellew & Constance Hamilton. Husband of Mrs Catherine May Hamilton of 20, Whitehall Gardens, Chiswick. Enlisted in West Lavington. Resident of Easebourne. Formerly Royal Fusiliers. Commemorated on The Arras Memorial MR.20

HARDWICK, DSO

Philip Edward

Lieutenant Colonel, 10th (Prince of Wales’s Own) Royal Hussars. Died after the war 9th June 1919. Buried in Putney Vale Cemetery, Wandsworth, London.

HARPER

Albert

Private TF/201223, 1/4th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 34th Division. Killed in action 31st July 1918. Son of Mr & Mrs Harper of Vanzells Cottage Easebourne. Born in Easebourne and enlisted in Midhurst, Brother of Percy Harper. Buried in Raparie British Cemetery, Villemontoire.

HARPER

Percy

Sergeant TF/482, 1/4th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 53rd Division. Died of wounds 24th August 1915. Aged 25. Son of Mr & Mrs Harper of Vanzells Cottage, Easebourne Husband of Mrs P. Harper of 6, Railway Terrace, Midhurst. Left one child. Employed as a gardener. Born in Easebourne and enlisted in Midhurst Died on a Hospital Ship and buried at sea. Commemorated on The Helles Memorial MR.4.

KNIGHT

Felix Leopold

Private 32088, 1st Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers 29th Division. Killed in action 14th April 1918. Born and enlisted in West Lavington. Buried in Trois Arbres Cemetery, Steenwerck

LASSITTER

Charles

Private G/4614, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment 1st Division. Killed in action at the Battle of Loos 25th September 1915. Born in Easebourne and enlisted in Chichester. Resident of Easebourne. Buried in St. Mary’s ADS Cemetery F. 1273

LEACH, MC

Robert Onebye

Lieutenant, 5th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Saskatchewan Regiment) 1st Canadian Division. Killed in action 29th August 1918. Aged 34. Son of Mr & Mrs H.R. Leach of Rickmansworth, Herts. Husband of Mrs M.A. Leach of Dodsley Gate, Easebourne Buried in Haynecourt British Cemetery

LOCK

Henry John

Lieutenant, H.M.S. “Bulwark”, Royal Marine Light Infantry. Lost when the Battleship blew up off Sheerness 26th November 1914. Commemorated on The Chatham Naval Memorial MR.1.

MERRITT

Thomas

Private G/41309, 2nd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. 29th Division. Killed in action 24th April 1917. Aged 35. Son of Harry & Mary Merritt of 1, Victoria Avenue, Easebourne. Born in Easebourne and enlisted in Midhurst Commemorated on The Arras Memorial MR.20

MILLS

Ernest Richard

Private G/16670, 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action 25th July 1917. Aged 40. Son of Arthur & Sarah Mills of Easebourne. Husband of Mrs E. J. Mills of 22, Lutener Road, Easebourne. Born in Easebourne and enlisted in Midhurst Buried in Monchy British Cemetery

MURRANT

Walter William

Rifleman 11245, 1st Battalion. The Kings Royal Rifle Corps (B Coy) 2nd Division. Killed in action on the Marne 14th September 1914. Aged 18. Son of Alfred & Emma Murrant of Wheelbarrow Castle, Easebourne. Born in Clanfield, Surrey, & enlisted in Chichester. Commemorated on The Ferte Sous Jouarre Memorial MR 15

NORMAN

Ralph

Shoeing Smith Corporal 5542 10th (Prince of Wales’s Own) Royal Hussars. Killed in action 11th April 1917. Aged 34. Son of Samuel & Elizabeth Norman of 16, St. George Street, Sherborne, Dorset. Born in Easebourne and enlisted in Guildford Resident of Westbury on Severn. Buried in Tilloy British Cemetery, Tilloy Les Mofflaines

PATEMAN

Percy Crawford

Corporal of Horse 2445, Household Battalion, Cavalry Division. Killed in action near Ypres 7. .10th October 1917. Born Todham Moor, Midhurst and enlisted in London. Resident of Easebourne. Formerly with the Royal Hose Guards. Commemorated on The Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium MR.30

PEARSON

Francis Geoffrey (The Hon)

Staff Sgt (Mechanic) MS/2921, 64th Company, 3rd Division Ammunition Park, Army Service Corps. Killed in action 6th September 1914. Aged 23. Son of 1st Viscount Cowdray & Viscountess Cowdray of Cowdray Park, Husband of Ethel Elizabeth Pearson (remarried) of Dover Street, London. Born in Kensington and enlisted in Avonmouth. Buried in Montreuil Aux Lions British Cemetery

ROBINSON

Ernest

Private TF/241864 2/6th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. 61st Division. Killed in action 21st March 1918. Son of Charles & Fanny Robinson of Easebourne. Enlisted in Midhurst Easebourne resident. Formerly with the Royal Sussex. Commemorated on The Pozieres Memorial MR.27.

SMITH

Henry Moran

Bombardier TF/340198, 319th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery (Essex/Suffolk TF) Killed in action 5th October 1917. Aged 37. Son of Mr & Mrs Henry Smith of Docking, Norfolk. Husband of Lily Smith of Upper Easebourne Street, Easebourne. Born in Harwich and enlisted in Woolwich. Buried in Klein-Vierstraat British Cemetery, Belgium.

STEER

Edward

Private 40798, 9th Battalion, Essex Regiment 12th Division. Take prisoner and died in captivity 29th June 1918. Aged 38 Formerly with the Royal Fusiliers. Son of James & Elizabeth Steer of Easebourne. Husband of Mrs Minnie Steer, of Todham Moor, Easebourne. Born in Kirdford and enlisted in West Lavington. Buried in Berlin (South West) Cemetery, Germany

STEER

James

Private 18682 1st Battalion, The Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment (The Sherwood Foresters) 8th Division. Killed in action 9th May 1915. Born in Midhurst and enlisted in Nottingham. Resident of Hucknall- Torkard, Notts. Commemorated on The Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium MR.32

STEVENS

Frederick George

Corporal G/5019, 9th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 24th Division. Killed in action during the March Retreat 22nd March 1918. Aged 36 Son of Mr & Mrs Stevens of Easebourne. Husband of Mrs F. Stevens of Addlestone, Surrey. Born in Easebourne and enlisted in Guildford. Included on Addlestone War Memorial. Commemorated on The Pozieres Memorial MR. 27

STRINGER, MM

Ernest

Sergeant G/1834, 8th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment (Pioneers) 18th Division. Killed in action 14th May 1918. Aged 31. Son of Frederick & Martha Stringer of Easebourne. Born in Coates, West Sussex and enlisted in Horsham. Buried in Ribemont Communal Cemetery Extension.

STUBBS

Thomas

Private G/8329, 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 12th Division Killed in action at Ovillers 7th July 1916. Born in Buddington and enlisted in West Lavington. Included on Singleton Parish Church War Memorial. Buried in Ovillers Military Cemetery.

TALLANT

Francis John

Private 887169, 46th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (South Saskatchewan Regiment) 4th Canadian Division. Killed in action 9th March 1917. Aged 30. Born in Midhurst. Son of Mr & Mrs Maurice Tallant of Albert Street, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. Husband of Mary Jane Tallant. Buried in Villers Station Cemetery, Villers au Bois.

TERRY

Harvey

Sergeant 668574, 681st Agricultural Company, The Labour Corps. Formerly SD/3474 13th Battaltion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Died at home 26th October 1919. Aged 41. Son of Mr & Mrs Anthony Terry. Husband of Mrs Emily Terry of Upper Easebourne. Born at Easebourne. Buried in St. Mary’s Churchyard Easebourne.

TIPPER

William Thomas

Private 6136, 2/6th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. 61st Division. Formerly Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 19th July 1916. Born in Easebourne and enlisted in Midhurst. Next of kin Easebourne. Buried in Aubers Ridge British Cemetery, Aubers.

TRUSSLER

Alvah

Private L/7446, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Killed in action at Vendresse on the Marne 14th September 1914. Aged 36. Son of Mr & Mrs John Trussler of Elm Grove Easebourne. Born in Fernhurst and enlisted in Chichester. Commemorated on The La Ferte Sous Jouarre Memorial MR.15.

TRUSSLER

Albert James

Private 8084, 2nd Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. 29th Division. Killed in action during the landings at ‘V’ beach Gallipoli 26th April 1915. Aged 24. Son of Mrs Mary Jane & Mr Trussler of 55, Souters Gate, Easebourne. Born in Midhurst and enlisted in Chichester. Commemorated on The Helles Memorial MR4

TRUSSLER

George

Gunner 45504, 13th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery Died of wounds 29th June 1917. Aged 32. Son of John & Emily Trussler of Elm Grove, Easebourne. Enlisted in Chichester. Buried in Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension

WILLIS-HARRIS

Ralph Claudian

Private 65418, 24th Battalion, Canadian Infantry. 2nd Canadian Division. Died of wounds 11th September 1915. Aged 23. Son of William & Ada Willis-Harris of Easebourne. Buried in Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension

BURIED IN THE CHURCHYARD BUT NOT INCLUDED ON THE WAR MEMORIAL CROSS.

CLUNIES –ROSS

H E

Captain, The Kings African Rifles. Died at home 27th September 1918. Buried in St. Mary’s Churchyard Easebourne

JACKSON

M

Lieutenant (Quatermaster) Royal Engineers. Twice mentioned in Despatches. Died 23rd May 1918. Aged 48. Son of William & Eleanora Jackson. Husband of Mrs Edith Jackson of Fairview Road Sutton, Surrey. Buried in St. Mary’s Churchyard Easebourne.

LYNCH

David

Private MS/3796, 52nd Coy., Royal Army Service Corps. Died at home 5th May 1915. Born in Burlingham, Norfolk and enlisted in Woolwich. Resident of Shepherds Bush Buried in. Buried in St. Mary’s Churchyard Easebourne

YOUNG

Frederick Henry

Rifleman 2613 11th Battalion, London Regiment (The Finsbury Rifles) Died at home 21st May 1914. Aged 19, Son of Frederick & Julia Young of Ilford, Essex. Born and enlisted in London. Buried in St. Mary’s Churchyard, Easebourne.

13 August 2005

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