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FERNHURST WAR MEMORIAL

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Compiled and copyright © Chris Comber 2004

Fernhurst is a village situated midway between Midhurst & Haslemere, Surrey on the A 286. The Fernhurst Parish Church War Memorial for 1914-191 lists 42 names on a plaque inside the Parish Church. There is also a Memorial cross in the Churchyard, which additionally lists the Regiment, Battalion and other units.

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1914-1918

ATKINSON

Harold James

Rifleman 453117, 1/11th Battalion, London Regiment (The Finsbury Rifles). 60th London Division. E.E.F. Killed in action in Palestine 19th April 1917. Enlisted in London. Buried in Gaza War Cemetery, Palestine.

BARNES

Charles Jesse

Private G/19521, 12th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action at Ypres 31st July 1917. Born in Fernhurst & enlisted in Chichester. Resident of Fernhurst Commemorated on Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium MR.29

BERRY

Sydney Arthur

Gunner 94402, Royal Field Artillery. Died in France 9th October 1916. Born in Fernhurst & enlisted in Chichester. Son of Samuel and Ellen Berry of Van Common. He was born 28th August 1882 which meant he died 12 days after his 34th birthday. Buried in Wimereux Communal Cemetery F.64

CAYLEY

Jesse

Private TF/202174, 2/4th Battalion, Royal West Surreys. 34th Division. Killed in action 1st August 1918. Born in Eastbourne & enlisted in Guildford Commemorated on 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 Portsmouth Naval Memorial MR.3.

CHANDLER

Sydney

Gunner 28892, 50th Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died at home 10th May 1915. Aged 29. Son of Charles & Elizabeth Chandler of Glebe Road, Fernhurst Buried in Fernhurst Burial Ground

COWLING

Nigel Eric

Corporal 1951, 1st London Signal Company, Royal Engineers. Died at home 9th December 1915. Aged 21. Son of William Joseph & Louisa Cowling of 1, Craignish Avenue, Norbury. Enlisted in Crowborough. Buried in Fernhurst Burial Ground

FARMINER

Richard Victor

Lance Corporal SD/3104, 13th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action 30th June 1916. Aged 26. Son of Richard & Annie Farminer of “The Tanyard” Fernhurst. Born in Fernhurst & enlisted in Hastings. Commemorated on Loos Memorial MR. 19

HALL

William Frederick

Private G/8330, 9th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 24th Division. Killed in action near Ypres 24th July 1917. Aged 27. Son of Mr. & Mrs. F. Hall of Tillington. Husband of Mrs. Fanny Hall (remarried) of Midhurst Road, Fernhurst Commemorated on Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium. MR. 29.

HARTWRIGHT

Frederick Gilbert

Guardsman 7574, 1st Scots Guards. Killed in action near Ypres November 11th November 1914. Aged 20. Son of Frederick William & Keziah Hartwright of Salisbury, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Born in Fernhurst & enlisted in London. Commemorated on Menin Gate Memorial Ypres, Belgium MR. 29

HAYNES

George Edward

Gunner 202667, “D” Battery, 76th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds 27th August 1917. Aged 38. Son of Mr. & Mrs. G. Haynes of Broadwas, Worcs. Husband of Mrs. Annie Haynes of “Mayscote”, Fernhurst. Enlisted Fernhurst. Buried in Mendinghem Military Cemetery. Belgium B.18

HOLLIST

Anthony May Capron

Captain, 8th Battalion, East Kent Regiment. 24th Division. Killed in action at the Battle of Loos 25th September 1915. Aged 42. Son of Lt. Colonel J.P. D. L. & Mrs. E. O. Hollist of Lodsworth. Husband of Mrs. Katherine Hollist of Highbuilding, Fernhurst Commemorated on Loos Memorial MR. 19

HOWES

Horace H

Guardsman 14672, 5th Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Died at home 12th January 1917. Not included in SDGW. Buried in Fernhurst Burial Ground

HOWKINS

Victor Ralph

Rifleman 44870, 15th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles 36th Ulster Division. Died in captivity 28th July 1918. Formerly with the Royal Sussex Regiment. Born in Haslemere & enlisted in Horsham. Buried in Sarralbe Military Cemetery.F. 1675

ISTED

Frederick

Private 48104, 8th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. 18th Division. Died of wounds 31st October 1918. Born in Petworth & enlisted in Chichester. Buried in Rocquigny-Equancourt Road British Cemetery, Manancourt F.398

LANE

John Walter

Private 20206, 5th Battalion, Wiltshire Regiment. 13th Division. Mesopotamia. Died of wounds in Mesopotamia 14th April 1916. Aged 20. Son of Harry & Emily Lane of Wardley Cottages, Liphook, Hampshire. Born in Little Marlow, Bucks & enlisted in Chichester. Formerly Royal Artillery. Buried in Basra War Cemetery, Iraq.

MACKINDER

Lionel

Lance Corporal 11539, 1st Battalion, Royal Berkshire Regiment. 2nd Division. Killed in action 9th January 1915. Aged 46. Son of Samuel Thomas & Susan Mackinder. Husband of Mrs. Grace Leigh Mackinder of 6, Queensberry Mews, West Kensington. Born in Faversham, Kent & enlisted in Lambeth Buried in Le Touret Military Cemetery, Richeborg. F.727

MANN

Christopher James

Private 41353, 11th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. 18th Division. Killed in action 10th August 1917. Aged 34. Son of James & Annie Mann of Fernhurst Husband of Mrs. Ada Mann of 7, Cylinders, Fernhurst. Born in Fernhurst & enlisted in West Lavington. Buried in La Brique Military Cemetery No 2. Belgium B.92.

MARSH

Francis Bedford

Second Lieutenant 4th Battalion. The Machine Gun Corps. (Infantry) attached from the 1/4th Royal West Surrey Regiment (TF). Died of wounds 5th October 1916. Aged 19. Son of Ernest & Elizabeth Marsh of Hatch Hill, Kingsley Green, Fernhurst. Born Kingston Hill. Buried in Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension. F. 177

MILLER

William Harper

Private L/10622, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Killed in action at Loos 25th September 1915. Aged 20. Son of Alfred & Eliza Miller of Fernhurst, later of Horsham. Born in Farnham, Surrey & enlisted in Chichester. Commemorated on Loos Memorial MR.19

MILLS

Charles Clarence

Rifleman 608542, 18th Battalion, London Regiment. (The London Irish Rifles) Died of wounds February 19th September 1918. Aged 20. Son of Ebenezer & Sarah Miles of Kingsley Green,. Born in Fernhurst Buried in Heilly Station Cemetery F. 833

MORRIS

Andrew George Warder

Private G/17718, 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 12th Division. Died of pneumonia in military hospital 15th March 1917. Aged 21. Son of Mr. & Mrs. James Andrew Morris of Chillerton Farm, Newport, Isle of Wight. Resident of Fernhurst. Born in Newport Isle of Wight & enlisted in Fernhurst Buried in St. Hilaire Cemetery Extension F.226.

NOBBS

Sydney Henry

Rifleman S/13516, 2nd Battalion, Rifle Brigade. 8th Division. Killed in action on the Somme 23rd October 1916. Born Isle of Wight & enlisted in Fernhurst Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial MR.21

PENFOLD

Jack

Lance Corporal G/16309, 13th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action 10th March 1918. Born in Fernhurst & enlisted in Midhurst. Next of kin residents of Fernhurst. Buried in Fins New British Cemetery, Sorel le Grande F. 446

PRATT

John Selby

Lieutenant, 10th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment. 21st Division. Killed in action 11th April 1917. Aged 19. Son of Mr. & Mrs. Charles Pratt of Marley House, near Haslemere Buried in Wancourt British Cemetery F.162

RALPH

William Thomas

Private SD/3844, 11th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Died of wounds in base hospital in Calais 18 July 1916. Aged 25. Son of Henry & Kate Ralph of Hawksfold Cottage, Fernhurst. Born in Fernhurst & enlisted in Horsham. Buried in Calais Southern Cemetery F. 8

RANKING

George Harvey (The Rev)

Chaplain 4th Class, Royal Army Chaplains Dept attached 4th Corps, Heavy Artillery. Killed in action 20th November 1917. Aged 46. Vicar of Fernhurst. Son of Mr. & Mrs. Harvey Ranking. Husband of Mrs. Violet Ranking of “Open Combe”, Marley Heights near Fernhurst. Buried in Hermies British Cemetery. F.529

ROMER, CB, CMG. (The Hon)

Frederick Charles

Lieutenant Colonel, 8th Battalion, East Kent Regiment. (Late of the Lancashire Fusiliers) 24th Division. Killed in action at the Battle of Loos 26th September 1915. Commemorated on Loos Memorial Mr.19.

SANDERS

Frederick

Private L/10836, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Killed in action near Ypres 22nd November 1917. Aged 28. Son of Ephraim & Eliza Sanders of Fernhurst. Born in Fernhurst & enlisted in Midhurst. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial Belgium MR.30

SELBY

Hubert William

Private 7932, 7th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action at Hulluch 13th October 1915. Husband of Mrs. Ada Ellen Selby of Myrtle Cottage, Fernhurst. Born in Midhurst & enlisted in Kingston on Thames, Surrey. Commemorated on Loos Memorial MR. 19

SPICER

Harold William

Private 28080, 15th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. 41st Division. Died of wounds 28th April 1918. Aged 20. Son of Septimus & Annie Laura Spicer of North Park Farm, Fernhurst. Born & enlisted in Haslemere. Former Reserve Cavalryman. Buried in Esquelbec Military Cemetery F. 142

TICKNER

James

Private M2/052076, Royal Army Service Corps attached 130th Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died in France 3rd December 1918 after hostilities had ended. Aged 26. Son of James & Jane Tickner of Oak Bank, New Road, Shottermill Not included in SDGW. Buried in Caudry British Cemetery F.658

TITHERIDGE

George

Cooks Mate M/10745/PO, H.M.S. “Queen Mary”, Royal Navy. Lost with the Battlecruiser at Battle of Jutland 31st May 1916. Aged 24. Son of William & Sarah Titheridge of Stoney Lands, East Meon, Hampshire. Commemorated on Portsmouth Naval Memorial MR March 19

TUDOR

Robert Edward

Private 10351, 9th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. 18th Division. Killed in action on the Somme 7th October 1916. Aged 41. Son of Owen Scripps Tudor & Elizabeth Tudor of Fernhurst. Not included in SDGW. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial MR.21

WATERLOW

John Beauchamp

Commander, HMS “Black Prince”, Royal Navy. 1st Cruiser Squadron, Grand Fleet. Lost with the Armoured Cruiser during the Battle of Jutland 31st May 1916. Commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial Mr.3.

WEEKS

Albert Harry George

Private 33273, 14th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action at Ypres 31st July 1917. Aged 19. Son of Harry William & Mary Ellen Weekes of Dawes Farm, Henley Common, Fernhurst Enlisted in Winchester Commemorated on Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium MR. 29.

WEST

James George

Private 33221, 14th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action at Ypres 26 September 1917. Aged 20. Son of Alfred & Harriett West of Midhurst Road, Fernhurst Enlisted in Winchester. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium MR.30

WEST

Thomas

Private G/6896, 1st Battalion, Royal West Surrey Regiment. Died of wounds 1st July 1918. Born in Fernhurst & enlisted in Guildford. Buried in Esquelbec Military Cemetery F. 142

WEST

Percival

Private SD/3848, 11th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action at Beaucourt Ridge 3rd September 1916. Aged 29. Son of Mr. West & Mrs. Elizabeth West of “The Cylinders”, Fernhurst. Born in Fernhurst & enlisted in Midhurst. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial MR.21

WINCH

Charles

Private G/8003, 9th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 24th Division. Killed in action near Delville Wood 31st August 1916. Born in Tunbridge Wells, Kent & enlisted in Petworth. Next of kin Fernhurst or Tunbridge Wells. Included on Tunbridge Wells War Memorial. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial MR.21.

WITHALL

John

Private G/23565, 10th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment. 41st Division. Died of wounds in captivity 30th March 1918. Aged 40. Son of John & Anne Withall of North Park, Fernhurst. Husband of Mrs. Edith Withall of “Hillside”, Hogs Hill, Fernhurst. Born in Chiswick & enlisted in Midhurst. Formerly with the Royal Fusiliers. Buried in Mons Communal Cemetery, Belgium. B.241

9 August 2005

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