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EASTERGATE WAR MEMORIAL

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Compiled and copyright © Chris Comber 2005

Eastergate War Memorial is positioned rather precariously at a road junction near Barnham. There do not appear to be memorials in the little Church of St. George and no reference to the men of WW2. Surnames and initials are carved into the stone base of the Memorial

Photographs Copyright © Chris Comber 2005

1914 – 1919

BAKER

Charles

Not positively identified but this could be Private L/10359, 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment, 12th Division. Died of wounds 30th March 1918. Born in Brighton and enlisted in Chichester. Included on Brighton War Memorial. Buried in Doullens Cemetery Extension Number 1.

BOWLEY

Albert William

Private L/16436, 12th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. 12th Division. Killed in action at Loos 25th September 1915. Aged 20. Son of Mrs Mary Debenham of 5, Rose Cottage, Barnham. Born in Slindon and enlisted in Edmonton. Commemorated on The Loos Memorial

COLLINS

Herbert

Lance Corporal G/2653, 12th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment, 39th Division. Killed in action on the Rue de Bois 19th May 1916. Aged 34. Son of George & Eliza Collins of “The Cottage” Eastergate. Born in Bognor and enlisted in Chichester Buried in Bethune Town Cemetery.

DEWEY

William

Rifleman 7827, 1st/12th Battalion, London Regiment, 56th London Division. Killed in action 9th September 1916. Aged 26. Son of Mr Dewey & Mrs Fanny Dewey of Malthouse Cottages, Eastergate. Enlisted in Chichester. Formerly with the Royal Sussex Regiment, reserve Battalion, Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial

DURHAM

John

Petty Officer 191840, H.M.S. “Queen Mary”, Royal Navy. Lost with the Battlecruiser at the Battle of Jutland 31st May 1916. Aged 35. Regular sailor with over 18 years service. Son of William & Eliza Durham of Portsmouth Husband of Rose Durham (remarried) of Portsmouth Born in Pulborough. Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial.

EVERETT

Ernest William

Lance Corporal G/733, 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action on the Somme 1st August 1916. Aged 26. Husband of Mary Agnes Everett 1, Bellvue Cottages, Westergate. Born in Chalton, Hants, and enlisted in Bognor. Included on Aldingbourne Parish Church War Memorial. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial MR. 21

GODLEY

Cecil Albert

Private TF/202616, 7th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action near Arras 15th May 1917. Aged 32. Son of William & Mary Godley of 14, Council Houses Eastergate. Husband of Mrs Anne Godley (remarried) of “The Cottage” Westergate. Born in Burgess Hill and enlisted in Chichester. Commemorated on The Arras Memorial.

HYAMS

Alec Hallenstein

Lieutenant, 9th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers attached 3rd Battalion. 50th Division. Killed in action near Ypres 3rd May 1915. Son of Mr & Mrs Frank Hyams of “The Old House” Eastergate. Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial Ypres, Belgium.

HARTLEY

Ernest

Private SD/3121, 13th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action on the Rue de Bois 30th June 1916. Aged 33 Husband of Beatrice Ella Hartley of 1, Prospect Cottages, West Barnham. Born in Warbleton and enlisted in Chichester. Commemorated on The Loos Memorial MR. 19

JAGO

William Edward

Private PO/16310, H.M.S. “Queen Mary”, Royal Marine Light Infantry. Lost with the Battlecruiser at the Battle of Jutland 31st May 1916. Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial Southsea MR. 3.

JOHNSON

Walter James

Private G/1054, 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action near Houplines 25th July 1915. Aged 18. Son of Henry & Martha Johnson of “The Villa” Eastergate. Born in Eastergate and enlisted in Bognor. Buried in Houplines Communal Cemetery Extension.

JOHNSON

William Henry

Able Seaman 205964 (RFR/PO/B/5231), H.M.S. “Good Hope”, Royal Navy. Lost with the Armoured Cruiser at the battle of Coronel Islands 1st November 1914. Son of Mr & Mrs Henry Johnson of “The Villa” Eastergate. Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial MR. 3.

JOHNSTON

Frederick

No further information currently available

LEGG

George

Gunner 191062, Anti Aircraft Unit, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 3rd May 1918. Aged 27. Son of James & Ellen Legg of Eastergate Husband of Mrs Ethel Lehh of Gerrick Street, Mousehole, Cornwall Born in Amberley and enlisted in Chichester. Buried in Mailly Wood Cemetery.

KING

William

No further information currently available

MARTIN

Stanley Curley James

Second Lieutenant, 15th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment attached Trench Mortar Batteries. 41st Division. Died of wounds 25th July 1916. Aged 33. Son of Daniel & Amelia Martin of Eastergate. Husband of Mrs Annie Martin of “Fairholme” Sutton Park Road, Seaford Born in Norwood. Included on Seaford War Memorial. Buried in Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension.

PRINCE

Harry James

Gunner 71067, 110th Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 25th April 1917. Aged 27. Son of George & Ada Prince of 2, Tilsted Cottages, Barnham. Born in Bersted and enlisted in Barnham. Buried in Marteville Communal Cemetery Attilly.

PARVIN

Leonard

Private G/15957, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Killed in action at St. Quentin 24th September 1918. Born in Oving and enlisted in Arundel. Next of kin, Eastergate. Commemorated on The Vis en Artois Memorial MR. 16

SUTCH

George

Private 46523, 12th Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment, 21st Division. Died in base hospital at Etaples 27th March 1917. Aged 19. Son of John & Mary Sutch of Plumstead, Born in Woolwich and enlisted in Chichester. Formerly with the Royal Field Artillery. Buried in Etaples Military Cemetery.

TIFFIN

Frederick Baxter

Private G/197, 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment, 12thDivision. Killed in action near Houplines 26th July 1915. Son of Mr & Mrs Charles Tiffin of 20, Redoubt Road, Eastbourne. Husband of Mrs F. Tiffin of Eastergate. Left 2 children Born Christchurch Eastbourne, & enlisted in Eastbourne. Included on Eastbourne War Memorial Buried in Houplines Communal Cemetery Extension.

WEST

John William

Private G/21731, 10th Battalion, Royal West Surrey Regiment. 41st Division. Killed in action 5th August 1917. Aged 26. Son of Mr & Mrs J. West of “The Terrace, Walberton. Husband of Gertrude Ellen West of St. Johns School, Leatherhead, Surrey. Born in Walberton and enlisted in Bognor. Formerly with the Sussex Yeomanry. Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium.

WALKER

Frederick Arthur

Gunner 75978, 95th Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery Died of wounds 1st October 1916. Born in Bosham and enlisted in Worthing. Resident of Eastergate. Buried in Bronfay Farm Military Cemetery, Bray Sur Somme.

WALKER

George Edwin

Private G/841, 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action at Ovillers on the Somme 7th July 1916. Born in Aldingbourne and enlisted in Chichester. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial MR. 21

WARNE

William Millar

Lieutenant, 7th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery Killed in action near Festubert 22nd May 1915. Buried in Browns Road Military Cemetery, Festubert.

WOOLEY

Arthur

No further information currently available

WADEY

Walter George Powell

Lance Corporal S/24942, 1st Battalion, Rifle Brigade. 4th Division attached Trench Mortar Batteries. Killed in action 29th March 1918. Aged 33. Husband of Ellen Ada Wadey of Canada Hill, West Dean. Reservist Born in Walberton and enlisted in Chichester. Resident of West Barnham. Buried in Point Du Jour Military Cemetery, Athies.

14 August 2005

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