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FELPHAM WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Chris Comber 2004

The Memorial to 1914/18 is to be found in the Parish Church of St. Mary’s and takes the form of a large brass plate recording the names of 39 men who were lost from this seaside village. Many of these men are included on the Bognor (Regis) & District War Memorial Hospital Roll of Honour.

BAXTER

William Charles

Guardsman 11485, 1st Battalion, The Scots Guards Died of wounds 19th May 1915. Aged 20. Son of Mr. W. and Mrs C. A. Baxter of ‘Bruntlands” The Grove, Felpham. Born in Thurso, Caithness and enlisted in London. Buried in Chocques Military Cemetery. F.98

BAILEY

Andrew

Gunner 90151, 1st/1st West Riding Brigade Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 26th July 1918. Born in Felpham and enlisted in Bognor. Buried in Houchin British Cemetery F.106

BAILEY

Walter William

Private G.16401 13th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division Killed in action in Martinsart Wood 3rd November 1916. Aged 41. Husband of Mrs Alice Bailey of 2, Gordon Terrace, Sea Road, Felpham. Born in Tangmere and enlisted in Bognor. 14 years with Bognor Urban District Council. Left 4 children. Tangmere Parish Church and Bognor War Memorial Hospital. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial MR.21

BARRETT

Frank Alfred

Corporal 9793, 4th Queens Own Hussars. Died in base hospital at Boulogne 10th December 1914. Aged 19. Son of Henry James and Theodosia Barrett “the Orchards” Bognor. Native of Felpham. Born in Watford, Hertfordshire and enlisted in Chichester. Buried in Boulogne (East) Cemetery F.102

BEER

Gilbert

Private TF/200421, 1/4th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 53rd Division. Killed in action at the First Battle of Gaza 26th March 1917. Born in Felpham and enlisted in Horsham. Next of kin Felpham. Commemorated on The Jerusalem Memorial MR.34.

BEER

Hugh Frank

Private L/9064, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division Killed in action at Bazentin le Petit 17th August 1916. Son of Mr and Mrs Beer of Felpham. Born in Felpham and enlisted in Chichester. Bognor War Memorial Hospital and Heyshott Parish Church Memorial Window. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial MR.21

BONIFACE

John Charles

Private G/3245, 9th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 24th Division. Killed in action at Loss 25th September 1915. Aged 17. Son of John and Ada Boniface of 2, Chermside Villas, The Broadway, Summersdale, Chichester. Born in Chichester and enlisted in Bognor. Bognor War Memorial Hospital and Boxgrove Priory W.M. Commemorated on The Loos Memorial MR.19

BRIDGER

George William

Private G/4214 9th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 24th Division. Killed in action near Ypres 17th June 1916. Son of Mr and Mrs E. Bridger of 4, Manor Cottages, Felpham. Born in East Grinstead and enlisted in Chichester. Buried in Ration Farm Annexe, Belgium B. 49

BROOKE

Frank

No further information currently

BURNAND

Edward

Private 9117, 1st Battalion, The Hampshire Regiment. 4th Division. Killed in action 15th September 1915. Aged 19. Son of Mr and Mrs Burnand of Flansham Lane, Felpham. Born in Chichester and enlisted in Winchester. Buried in Crouy Vauxtrot French National Cemetery.

CLOTHIER

John Keith

Captain, 1st Battalion, The Yorkshire Regiment. 6th Division. Killed in action 7th December 1914. Aged 33. Son of Henry (MD) and Mary Elizabeth Clothier of “Manora”, The High Street, Bognor. Buried in Ration Farm Miltary Cemetery, La Chaplette D’Armentieres F. 82

CLEARE

William H.

Regimental Sergeant Major L/2946, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment.1st Division. Killed in action at Priez on the Marne 10th September 1914. Aged 40. Regular Soldier. Son of RQMS and Mrs Cleare of York Road, Chichester. Husband of Mrs E. M. Cleare of 11, Malden Hill Cottages, New Malden, Surrey. Born in Secunderabad, India and enlisted in Chichester. North Mundham Parish Church, New Malden W.M., Chichester City W.M. and Rumboldswhyke Parish Church W.M. Buried in Montreuil Aux Lions British Cemetery F.1113

EADE

William (MM)

Private SD/1180, 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action at Beaumont Hamel 20th May 1918. Aged 38. Son of John and Mary Eade. Husband of Mrs Jane Selina Eade of St. Johns Links Avenue, Felpham. Born in Bognor and enlisted in Chichester. Bognor War Memorial Hospital. Buried in Mailly Wood Cemetery F. 131

FLEXMAN

Edwin Leslie

Sergeant TF/205341, 7th Battalion, The Royal West Kent Regiment. 18th Division. Killed in action 24th April 1918. Aged 28 Son of Mr and Mrs W. J. Flexman of Felpham. Husband of Mrs Mary Flexman of 4, Chisholm Road, Richmond, Surrey. Enlisted in Maidstone, Kent. Former KentYeomanry. Buried in Crucifix Corner Cemetery Villers Bretonneux F.424

GEORGE

Edward

Private GS/180, 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 12th Division Killed in action 6th November 1915. Aged 30. Special reservist. Son of Thomas and Emily George of 82, Kingsley Road, Milton, Portsmouth. Born in Titchfield, Hampshire and enlisted in Chichester. Resident of Felpham. Commemorated on The Loos Memorial MR.19.

GEORGE

William

Private GS/177, 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 12th Division Killed in action at Monchy 3rd May 1917. Aged 34 Special reservist Son of Thomas and Emily George of 82, Kingsley Road, Milton, Portsmouth Husband of Mrs Elizabeth George of 2, War Memorial Cottages, Felpham. Enlisted in Chichester. Commemorated on The Arras Memorial MR. 20.

GREENWOOD

James

Corporal L/10063, 8th Battalion, The Royal West Kent Regiment. 24th Division. Killed in action on the Somme 1st September 1916. Born in Bexley Heath, Kent and enlisted in Chichester. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial MR.21

HOMER

Arthur Thomas

Lance Sergeant 8130, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Berkshire Regiment. 8th Division. Killed in action in Belgium 25th September 1915. Born in Chichester and Enlisted in Bognor. Next of kin, Felpham. Commemorated on The Ploegsteert Memorial MR.32

HOMER

Charles

Lance Bombardier 30754, 1/1st North Midland Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died at home 27th October 1918. Born in Portfield and enlisted in Portsmouth. Next of kin, Middleton. Buried in St. Mary’s Churchyard Felpham

JONES

Charles Reginald

Gunner 651827, ‘B’ Battery, 161 Brigade, The Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 20th October 1918. Aged 20. Son of Frank and Lily Jones of Wickham Cottage, Cooksbridge. Born in Sheen, Derby and enlisted in Chichester Buried in Busigny Communal Cemetery Extension. F.341

JONES

Frank Kenneth

Private T/200281, 1/4th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 34th Division. Killed in action at Grand Rozoy 29th July 1918. Born in Cheam, Surrey and enlisted in Hurstpierpoint. Buried in Raperie British Cemetery, Villemontoire F.524

JONES

William John

Private G/7752, 9th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 24th Division Killed in action near Guillemont 18th August 1916. Aged 20. Son of Mr F. and Mrs Ruth Jones of Flansham Lane, Bognor. Born in Pagham and enlisted in Bognor. Bognor War Memorial Hospital Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial MR.21

LAGGETT

William

Sergeant 47535, 14th Kings Hussars. Cavalry Units Mesopotamia. Died of wounds 6th December 1917. Born and enlisted in Bognor. Commemorated on The Basra Memorial Iraq. Mr.38.

MARCHANT

James

Lance Corporal GS/413, 9th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 24th Division. Died at home 6th May 1918. Aged 42. Special Reservist. Son of Mr and Mrs Marchant of Fletching. Born in Fletching and enlisted in Chichester. Journeyman Baker and resident of Felpham. Bognor War Memorial Hospital Buried in St. Mary’s Churchyard, Felpham

MARSH

Archibald Frederick

Private G/14457, 7th Battalion, The East Kent Regiment. 18th Division. Killed in action 22nd August 1918. Aged 18. Son of Mark and Anna Maria Marsh of 3, East View Cottages, Limmer Lane, Felpham. Born in Selsey and enlisted in Brighton. Buried in Albert Communal Cemetery Extension. F.430

MATTHEWS

Rupert William

Petty Officer 210094, H.M.S. “Victory 1”, Royal Navy. Died 30th May 1915. Aged 30. Son of Thomas and Caroline Matthews. Husband of Mrs F. Matthews of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Buried in St. Mary’s Churchyard, Felpham

NORTON

William Bertram

Guardsman 12217, 3rd Battalion, The Coldstream Guards. Died 15th December 1915. Aged 21. Son of Mr and Mrs A. E. Norton of “Sunnyside” Canning Road, Felpham. Born in Havant and enlisted in Bognor. Buried in St. Mary’s Churchyard, Felpham

NORRIS

William

Private 8158 2nd Battalion, The Hampshire Regiment. 29th Division. Died of wounds 9th August 1916. Aged 26 Son of Richard and Edith Norris of 4, Sea Road, Felpham. Born in Felpham and enlisted in Bognor. Buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery Belgium B.11.

PAY

Frederick George

Sergeant 37552, Royal Air Force. Died of influenza 17th October 1918. Aged 29. Son of Harry and Maria Pay. Husband of Mrs F. G. Pay of Cheds Farm Dairy, Felpham Born in Felpham. Buried in St. Mary’s Churchyard, Felpham

POORE

John Verity

Clerk, H.M.S. “Cressey”, Royal Navy. Lost with the Armoured Cruiser off the Dutch Coast 22nd September 1914. Commemorated on The Chatham Naval Memorial MR.1.

POWELL

Frank John

Private SD/1204 9th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 24th Division. Died of wounds 13th August 1917. Aged 30. Husband of Mrs Nellie Powell (remarried) of Chichester. Born in Berstead and enlisted in Bognor. Bognor War Memorial Hospital. Buried in The Huts Cemetery, Dickebusch, Belgium. B.112

RUSSELL

John

Private 9851, 1st Battalion, The Dorsetshire Regiment. 5th Division. Died of wounds at Poperinghe 22nd April 1915. Aged 26. Son of John and Elizabeth Anne Russell of “The Lodge” Middleton. Born in Beaminster, Dorset and enlisted in Chichester. Buried in Poperinghe Old Military Cemetery, Belgium.

SKEITES

William James

Private G/7230, 9th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 24th Division. Killed in action 2nd July 1916. Aged 22. Son of James and Annie Skeites of Flansham. Born in Flansham and enlisted in Bognor. Bognor War Memorial Hospital. Buried in Dranoutre Military Cemetery Belgium B. 97

SNOOK

Arthur Henry

Gunner 235556, 86th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds 23rd May 1918. Aged 28. Son of Henry Thomas and Emma Snook of “The Mill” Felpham. Enlisted in Bognor. Buried in Crouy British Cemetery F.29

SNOOK

Byron

Private SD/847, 11th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Died at home 29th December 1915. Aged 28. Son of Henry Thomas and Emma Snook of The Mill, Felpham. Enlisted in Bognor Buried in St. Mary’s Churchyard, Felpham

SPARSHOTT

Cyril George

Private G/8325, 8th (Pioneer) Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 18th Division. Died of wounds in base hospital at Calais 6th August 1917. Aged 29. Son of Joseph and Eliza Kate Sparshott of Compton House, Golf Links Avenue, Felpham. Born in Felpham and enlisted in Bognor. Bognor War Memorial Hospital. Buried in Calais (Southern) Cemetery F. 8.

VENUS

Thomas

Bombardier 28626, 71st Heavy Battery, The Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 25th September 1915. Aged 28. Son of George and Elizabeth Venus of “Morecroft”, Broad Street, Cuckfield. Born in Pagham and enlisted in Portsmouth. Resident of Felpham. Buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium B. 11

WADE

Reginald

No further information currently

WATSON

Charles John

Lance Corporal G/434, 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 12th Division. Died of wounds 2nd March 1916. Aged 30. Son of Mrs Fanny Watson of 3, Gordon Terrace, Felpham. Born in Felpham and enlisted in Chichester. Bognor War Memorial Hospital Buried in Betune Town Cemetery F. 80

21 June 2004

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