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EAST PRESTON WAR MEMORIALS

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Chris Comber 2007

East Preston is a coastal parish between Rustington and Ferring. There are two sets of memorials for East Preston. One, a new memorial, is beside the road in an inset in a wall outside the parish church of St. Mary’s, East Preston, and takes the form of a slate stone inscribed with the names mounted on a two-stepped base. There are also memorials within the parish church for World War 1 and World War 2. The World War 1 memorial is an ornately wall mounted memorial with the centre peice depciting George and the Dragon with the names flanking the picture, the inscription is at the base. The World War 2 memorial is a hadn written scroll mounted on in a wooden frame. There is an individual stained glass window for Anthony Stuart Antunovitch (WW2). There are 22 names for World War 1 and 20 names for World War 2.

Photographs Copyright © Chris Comber 2007

1914 - 1918

BENNETT

Ormonde

Sergeant G.16388 13th Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment 39th Division. Died of wounds in base hospital at Boulogne 5 May 1918. Aged 32 Son of Harry & Augusta Bennett of Gordon House, Pond Lane, Durrington. Resident of East Preston. Born and enlisted in Worthing. Included on Durrington Parish Church War Memorial. Buried in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery

BURCHFIELD

Samuel Thomas

[War Memorial lists him as Birchfield] Able Seaman R/2725 " Hood " Battalion The 63rd Royal Naval Division Killed in action 29 September 1918 Aged 31 Son of Walter & Martha Burchfield of Little Worth Cottages, Angmering. Husband of Emily Jane Burchfield of Norris's Cottages, East Preston. Commemorated on The Vis En Artois

BONE

Frederick John

Private L.10807 7th Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment 12th Division. Killed in action near Arras 25 July 1917 Born in Alton Hampshire and enlisted in Chichester. Included on Kingston Gorse War Memorial Commemorated on The Arras Memorial

BOXALL

Alfred James

Private 888151 46th Battalion The Canadian Infantry (Saskatchewan Regiment) 4th Canadian Division Killed in action near Arras 12 April 1917. Aged 33 Son of William & Alice Mary Boxall of East Preston. Brother of Ernest Boxall Born in Easebourne and enlisted in Canada Buried in Lapugnoy Military Cemetery

BOXALL

Ernest Brent

Trooper 2138 The Household Battalion Cavalry Division Killed in action near Arras 3 May 1917. Aged 28 Son of William & Alice Mary Boxall of East Preston formerly of Bosham. Born in Easebourne and enlisted in Windsor, Berks. Buried in Roeux British Cemetery

BRADEN

Thomas George

[War Memorial lists him as Braiden] Private 27504 9th Battalion The Royal Fusiliers 12th Division Killed in action on the Somme 4 August 1916. Aged 21 Son of Charles & Susan Mary Braden of Kingston East Preston. Born in Kingston by Sea and enlisted in Hove. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial

CANDY

Philip Sadler

Midshipman Royal Navy HMS " Monmouth " Lost with the Cruiser off the Coronel Islands in action with Von Spee's Squadron 1 November 1914. Aged 15 Son of John Alfred Sadler & Emily Louisa French Candy of East Kingston. Commemorated on The Plymouth Naval Memorial

CHALLEN

Arthur George

Lance Corporal G.2438 8th Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment 18th Division. Killed in action 18 June 1916 Aged 32 Born in Angmering & enlisted in Chichester Included on Littlehampton War Memorial Civil engineer Buried in Bronfay Farm Military Cemetery

CHARMAN

Arthur

Private G.1256 7th Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment 12th Division. Died of wounds 6 March 1916. age 23 Son of Henry & Emily Charman of Home Farm, Newdigate, Surrey. Born and enlisted in Chichester Buried in Lapugnoy Cemetery

CHEAL

Gordon William

Private 45323 The Machine Gun Corps Died of wounds 16 August 1917 Born in Wick and enlisted in Littlehampton. Resident of East Preston. Formerly G.12197 Royal Sussex Regiment Buried in Potijze Chateau Lawn Cemetery

CREBBIN, MC

William Arthur

Captain 8th Battalion The Rifle Brigade 14th Light Division Killed in action 4 April 1918 Aged 23 Son of Captain & Mrs W.J.Crebbin of "Ashfield" East Preston. Husband of Gladys Crebbin of 4, Hart Grove, Ealing Common, London.Winner of Public Schools Boxing Competition (Middleweight) Aldershot 1913. Commemorated on The Pozieres Memorial

DENYER

Charles Dennis Daphne

Private SD.5031 1/4th Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment 34th Division. Died of wounds in base hospital at Rouen 7 August 1918. Son of Mr & Mrs E. Denyer of 69, Clarendon Road, Hove. Born in Angmering and enlisted in Worthing. Buried in St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen

GLINISTER

George Edmund

Lance Corporal SD. 3818 11th Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment 39th Division. Killed in action at Polygon Wood 24 September 1917. Aged 24 Son of George & Alice Glinister of "Garfield" 64, Ashdown Road, Worthing. Born in Manor Park, London and enlisted in Worthing Worthing War Memorial Commemorated on The Tyne Cot Memorial

HILLS

Archibald Frederick

Private TF.200544 1/4th Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment 34th Division. Died in base hospital at Rouen 11 August 1918. Aged 30 Son of Thomas & Mary Hills of East Preston. Husband of Mrs Charlotte Hills of Littlehampton. Born in Kingston by Sea and enlisted in Littlehampton. Included on Littlehampton War Memorial. Buried in St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen.

LINTOTT

Harry Chamen

Lieutenant 1/5th Battalion The London Regiment (The London Rifle Brigade) 56th Division Died of wounds 22 March 1918 Aged 38 Brother of Mrs Emily Lintott of "The Tamarisk" Angmering on Sea. Buried in Rocquigny-Equancourt Road British Cemetery,Manancourt.

NEWMAN

Percy Corney

Corporal L.10214 2nd Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment 1st Division. Killed in action at Richebourg L'Avoue 9 May 1915 Aged 25 Son of Stephen & Edith Newman of 6, Manor Road, East Preston. Born in East Preston and enlisted in Chichester. Worthing War Memorial Commemorated on The Le Touret Memorial

NEWMAN

Bertram Benjamin Corney

Sergeant TF.200051 1/4th Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment 53rd Division. Died of diphtheria in base hospital in Cairo. 13 May 1917. Aged 24 Son of Stephen & Edith Newman of 6, Manor Road, East Preston. Born in Rustington and enlisted in Littlehampton. Buried in Cairo War Memorial Cemetery,Egypt

PALMER

William Maurice William

Lance Corporal G.1266 7th Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment 12th Division. Killed in action at Ovillers 7 July 1916. Born in Shepherds Bush and enlisted in Littlehampton. Included on Littlehampton War Memorial Buried in Ovillers Military Cemetery

PARSONS

Stanley Charles

Signalman J/18297 Royal Navy HMS "Hampshire" Lost with the armoured cruiser when it was mined off the Orkneys 5 June 1916. Aged 19 Son of William & Edith Parsons of Garden Cottage, Rustington Hall. Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial

PIKE

Alfred

Sergeant G.3383 9th Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment 24th Division. Died of wounds 10 May 1916 Aged 24 Son of Mr & Mrs Pike. Employee of East Preston Workhouse.Born in Thurloxton, near Bridgewater in Somerset and enlisted in Littlehampton. Buried in Bailluel Communal Cemetery Extension

ROBERTS

James William

Private G. 42568 11th Battalion The Middlesex Regiment 12th Division Killed in action 25 June 1917 Aged 28 Son of James Henry & Emma Roberts of 1, Manor Road, East Preston. Born in Portslade and enlisted in Littlehampton. Formerly with the Royal West Kents. Commemorated on The Arras Memorial

STANDING

Frank

Driver 60873 9th Divisional Signals Company The Royal Engineers. Killed in action near Ypres 10 April 1918 Aged 46 Son of Harry & Rose Standing of Cuckfield. Husband of Kate Standing of "Louisa Villa" East Preston. Born in Cuckfield and enlisted in Worthing. Buried in Voormezeele Enclosures No 1 & 2 Belgium

1939-1945

ANTUNOVITCH

Anthony Stuart

Sub Lieutenant RNVR HMS " Gannet " Fleet Air Arm Station, Loch Foyle, Londonderry, Northern Ireland Died 13 January 1944 Aged 22 Son of Agnes May Antunovich and stepson of Antonio Antunovich of Angmering. Buried in St. Mary's Churchyard, East Preston.

BAYLISS

John Shaw

Lieutenant 81st Light Anti Aircraft Regiment The Royal Artillery. Died at home 20. 3. 1945 Aged 32 Son of Francis Charles & Caroline Jessica Bayliss of Angmering. BA (Oxon) Educated at Harrow. Exhibitioner of Exeter College. Buried in St. Mary's Cemetery, East Preston.

COMPTON

Anthony Wilfred Alwyne

Squadron Leader RAFVR. 161 Special Services Squadron (Short Stirlings) operating from Tempsford. Lost on operations over Europe 29 September 1944. Commemorated on The Runnymede Memorial. See also Tempsford Aircrew lost 1944

DE COURCY

Michael John Rance

Lieutenant Commander (The Honourable) Royal Navy HMS " Peregrine " (RNAS Ford) Killed in action during a raid by JU 87 'Stuka' dive bombers on the Airfield at Ford 18 August 1940 Aged 32 Buried in St. Mary's Churchyard East Preston

CRAIG

Peter

Possibly. Officer Cadet Grenadier Guards Peter George John Duncan Craig Son of Mr & Mrs C T Craig of Ashurstwood Aged 20 Died at home 10 May 1941 Brighton (Woodvale) Borough Crematorium Confirmation required

DENISON, DSO & Croix Le Guerre

Latimer Hugh

Major The Royal Winnipeg Rifles. Killed in action in the Netherlands 30 March 1945 Aged 24 Son of Alexander Latimer and Edith Frances Denison of Winnipeg, Manitoba,Canada. Husband of Jean Mary Denison of Winnipeg Buried in Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery

GREENOUGH

Charles Leslie Frank

Private The Queens Royal West Surrey Regiment 6th Airborne Division. Killed in action during the Rhine Crossings 1 March 1945 Buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery,Germany

KIRKHAM

Thomas Russell

Sergeant Navigator Royal Air Force 115 Bomber Squadron (Wellington 1a's) operating from Marham in Norfolk Lost on operations over France returning from Duisburg. 16 May 1940 Crashed between Bernay & Rouen. All the crew of 5 lost. Son of Thomas & Jane Kirkham of East Preston. Aged 21. Buried in Bernay (Ste Croix) Communal Cemetery.

LUSH

Peter Sydney

Private The Royal Sussex Regiment Died at home 2 September 1942 Aged 18 Son of Frederick Charles & Florence Lush of East Preston. Buried in St. Marys Churchyard, East Preston.

MARPOLE

John Henry

Civilian Died in a raid in Framptons Nurseries,East Preston 10 July 1940 Aged 24 Husband of Alice Marpole of 30, Roundstone Drive, East Preston. Son of John Henry and Margaret Marpole of 28, Roundstone Drive. Buried in Worthing Rural District Cemetery

MIDDLETON

Thomas Norman

Petty Officer Royal Navy HMS " Stronghold " Lost when the destroyer was sunk by the Japanese heavy cruiser "Maya" and attendant destroyers whilst attempting to escape from Java to Australia. 2 March 1942. There were 50 survivors. Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea.

PITTS

William

No further information currently available

RICHARDSON

Nancy Barbara

Civilian Killed in an air raid in 74, Edbury Street, Westminster 16 April 1941 Aged 23 Daughter of Mr & Mrs E.W.Richardson of Green Posts, Sea Lane, East Preston. Reporting authority Westminster City

RICHOLD

George Henry

Sergeant Navigator RAFVR 640 Bomber Squadron. (Handley Page Halifax) based at Driffield in Yorkshire Lost on operations over France 11 August 1944. Buried in Nantes (Pont Du Sens) Communal Cemetery

SMITHERS

Audrey Eileen Welsford

Aircraftwoman 1st Class Womens Auxilliary Air Force. Died at home 26 March 1943 Aged 20 Daughter of Major Montague & Frances Angela Smithers of East Preston. Buried in St. Marys Churchyard, East Preston.

SONGHURST

Roland Hibbard

Aircraftsman 2nd Class (Air Bomber U/T) RAFVR. Died in South Africa 6 February 1944 age 23 Son of Squadron Leader F.H. Songhurst MBE. And Mrs K.V.Songhurst of Angnering on Sea. Buried in Queenstown Cemetery, East Cape South Africa.

WAY

Richard Carrington

Captain 5th Battalion The East Yorkshire Regiment Died in Heliopolis, Egypt 14 December 1942 Buried in Heliopolis War Cemetery, Egypt

WILLIAMS

Patrick Trevor

No further information currently available - not located on CWGC

WILLIAMS

Peter Trevor

Lieutenant 74th Field Regiment The Royal Artillery Killed in action in Libya 1 June 1942 Aged 23 Son of The Rev. Ernest Morgan Trevor-Williams MA. And Clara Trevor-Williams of Shandon, Dumbartonshire. Buried in Knightsbridge War Cemeter, Acroma

YOUNG

Malcolm Henry Cathcart

Lieutenant Commander Royal Navy HMS " Peregrine " RNAS Ford Killed in action during a raid by JU87 'Stuka' dive bombers on Ford Airfield 18 August 1940 Aged 37 Buried in St. Mary's Churchyard, East Preston.

Buried in the Churchyard but not included on the Memorial

DAVIS

Frederick

Sergeant Army Catering Corps Died at home 27 October 1946 Aged 40 Husband of Alice Louisa Davis of East Preston. Buried in St. Mary's Churchyard, East Preston.

Last updated 15 May, 2008

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