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EAST LAVANT WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Chris Comber 2007

This memorial is in nthe form of a stone tablet in the Church for World War 1 only. There are 27 Names and initials plus one burial in the churchyard. This memorial covers the small villages of East Ashling and Mid Lavant to the north of Chichester.

Photographs Copyright © Chris Comber 2007

1914-1918

BLEACH

Percy Andrew

Private G.1985 8th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment Pioneer Battalion 18th Division Killed in action 8 September 1917. Aged 21. Son James & Jane Bleach of Mid Lavant. Born in Nuthurst and enlisted in Hove. Included on Nuthurst Parish Church War Memorial. Buried in Duhallow A.D.S. Cemetery, Ypres, Belgium

BLEACH

Charles H

Private G.9590 9th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment 24th Division. Died of wounds in base hospital at Etaples 5 February 1917. Aged 35. Son of James & Jane Bleach of Mid Lavant. Born in Cowfold and enlisted in Chichester. Groom. Bur Etaples Military Cemetery

DENMAN

Richard Charles

Lieutenant 4th Battalion, Grenadier Guards The Guards Division Killed in action 1 December 1917. Son of Thomas & Margaret Denman of Lavant near Chichester. Born Paddington Buried in Metz en Couture Cemetery British Extension

DOWLING

Charles John

Private G.18734 6th Battalion, East Kent Regiment 12th Division. Died of wounds in base hospital at Rouen after being wounded at Arras 12 April 1917. Aged 31. Son of Eli & Mary Anne Dowling of Lavant. Husband of Mrs Sarah Dowling of 3, Myrtle Cottages, Westham near Pevensey. Born in Lavant and enlisted in Chichester. Buried in St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen

HAYLER

John

Leading Stoker K/3139/PO Royal Navy HMS "Hampshire". Lost when the Armoured Cruiser was mined off the Orkneys 5 June 1916. Buried in Lyness Royal Naval Cemetery

HOWARD

Walter

Private G.12631 8th Battalion, East Kent Regiment 24th Division Killed in action 5 November 1916. Aged 25. Son of Thomas & Eliza Howard of Crockenhill, Boxgrove. Born in Slindon and enlisted in Chichester. Buried in Philosophe British Cemetery, Mazingarbe.

HUTCHINGS

Harry

Private 26796 2nd Battalion, Wiltshire Regiment 19th Division Died of wounds 3 April 1917. Aged 40. Husband of Mrs Louisa Hutchings of East Lavant. Formerly with the Royal Sussex Regiment. Born in Whyke, Chichester and enlisted in Chichester. Buried in Warlincourt Halte British Cemetery, Saulty

IFOULD, MM

Fred

Sergeant 63132 "D" Battery 155th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action near Ypres 23 October 1917. Aged 26. Son of Mr & Mrs James Ifould of 67, Mid Lavant Born in Petworth and enlisted in Chichester. Buried in Buffs Road Cemetery, Belgium.

IRISH

G F

No further information currently available

KERLEY

Ethelbert Charles

Petty Officer 202238 Royal Navy HMS "Iron Duke". Lost at sea 8 January 1917. Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea.

MACKESON

Donald Fairfax

Lieutenant Royal Navy HMS "Tower" Died 1 December 1917. Aged 23. Son of Peyton Temple Mackeson J.P. and Mrs Georgina Mackeson of 1, Eldon Road, Kensington. Commemorated on The Chatham Naval Memorial

MORTON

Henry

Private 1790, 1/1st Sussex Yeomanry attached 42nd Division Killed in action on Gallipoli 13 November 1915. Aged 48 Born in Wicklow, Ireland and enlisted in Chichester. Veteran of the South African War. 20 Years Service with the Grenadier Guards. Included on the Irish National War Memorial Buried in Twelve Tree Copse Cemetery, Gallipoli

NEWPORT

Edward John

Private G.17862 6th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment 12th Division. Died of wounds 5 May 1917. Aged 20. Son of James & Annie Newport of 137, Binderton, Chichester. Born in Sherborne, Dorset and enlisted in Chichester. Formerly with the Royal Fusiliers. Buried in Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun.

NORRELL

Hugh

Corporal 47328 The Royal Garrison Artillery 108th Siege Battery Killed in action 5 April 1918. Aged 26. Son of Eliza Elizabeth and William Tidy Norrell of Royal Oak Cottages, East Lavant. Born in East Lavant and enlisted in Lewes. Buried in Hedauville Communal Cemetery Extension.

PANNELL

Charles Christopher

Private 534325 1/15th Battalion, London Regiment (Prince of Wales Civil Service Rifles) 47th, London Division. Killed in action at Cambrai 30 November 1917. Aged 19. Son of William Christopher and Mary Alice Pannell of Lavant. Born in West Dean and enlisted in Slough. Commemorated on The Cambrai Memorial

PESCOTT

William James

Private S.1958 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment 1st Division (Reservist) Killed in action at Richebourg L’Avoue 9 May 1915. Aged 39. Son of William & Agnes Pescott. Born in Broadwater and enlisted in Chichester. Commemorated on the Le Touret Memorial

PRATT

William George

Private G. 4909 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment 12th Division Killed in action at Arras 3 May 1917. Aged 34 Husband of Mrs Harriett Pratt of East Ashling. Born in East Meon, Hampshire and enlisted in Chichester. Included on West Stoke Parish Church War Memorial Commemorated on The Arras Memorial

RING

Mark

Private 358 Number 1 Company (Aldershot)The Royal Army Medical Corps Died at home 1 January 1915. Aged 28 Husband of Mrs Rosa May Ring (remarried) of 22, East Lavant. Born in Brighton and enlisted in Steyning. Buried in Aldershot Military Cemetery

SAWTELL, M.M. & Bar

Percy Roach

Lieutenant 50th Battalion, Canadian Infantry(Alberta Regiment) Killed in action 21 June 1917. Aged 24. Son of Francis Henry and Rhoda Sawtrell of "Elbridge" Bognor. Buried in Villers Station Cemetery Villers Au Bois

SHEPHERD

Frederick

Born in Lavant. Son of Mr & Mrs William Shepherd (Carter) unit unidentified. No further information currently available

SMALL

Leonard C

Private TR/10/8928 10th Reserve Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Died at home 3 February 1917. Aged 18. Born in Lavant and enlisted in Chichester. Buried in St. Nicholas Churchyard Mid Lavant

SMITH

Harry

Private 29181, 9th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers 12th Division. Died in France near St. Hilaire 17 January 1917. Aged 38. Son of Mr & Mrs A Smith of 33, East Lavant. Born on East Lavant and enlisted in Chichester Buried in St. Hilaire Cemetery, Frevent.

SQUIRES

Frederick Charles

Stoker Petty Officer K/8693 Royal Navy M.M.T.B. D.101 Died in Haslar Royal Naval Hospital 16 October 1918. Aged 26. Son of Mr & Mrs John Squires of East Lavant. Husband of Mrs Florence Squires of Red Lion Lane, Farnham, Surrey. Buried in Haslar Royal Naval Cemetery, Hampshire

STAPLEY

Alfred Frank

Corporal 10181, 1st Battalion, Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry 5th Division. Killed in action on the Somme 23 July 1916. Aged 21. Son of Alfred & Caroline Stapley of 51, Mid Lavant. Born in Chichester and enlisted in Portsmouth Commormorated on The Thiepval Memorial

STUBBS

Frank

Company Sergeant Major 8204 2nd Battalion, Royal Berkshire Regiment 8th Division. Killed in action on the Somme near Ovillers 1 July 1916. Aged 29. Son of Thomas & Mary Anne Stubbs of East Lavant Born in Lavant and enlisted in Chichester Buried in Ovillers Military Cemetery

TUPPER

Alfred J

Private G.23902, 6th Battalion, East Kent Regiment 12th Division Taken prisoner and died in captivity in Germany 22 October 1918. Aged 20. Son of William & Elizabeth Tupper of Mid Lavant. Born in Lavant and enlisted in Chichester. Buried in Hamburg Cemetery, Germany

TUPPER

William George

Lance Corporal G.4487 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment 1st Division Killed in action at the Crassiers near Loos 30 June 1916. Aged 23. Son of William & Elizabeth Tupper of Mid Lavant Born in Lavant and enlisted in Chichester. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial

Buried in the churchyard but not on the memorial

PATCHING

Edward K

Lance Corporal L.6825 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment Pre-war regular soldier. Died at home 16 November 1919 Buried in to the East of the Church.

Last updated 3 August, 2007

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