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Compiled and copyright © Chris Comber 2004

Fishbourne Parish Church War Memorial is to be found inside St. Mary and St. Peter Parish Church although the church was firmly locked when we tried to gain access. The incumbent was kindly supplied the details. The memorial contains the surnames, initials and units for both 19141-1918 (13) and 1939-1945 (6) including the Regiments and Ranks. Some Regimental details were not updated at the time.



William Geoffrey

Private 42254, 2nd Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment. 30th Division. Killed in action 2nd April 1917. Aged 20. Son of William Alexander and Mary Allen of New Fishbourne. Born in Fishbourne and enlisted in Chichester. Formerly with Royal Field Artillery. Buried in Henin Communal Cemetery Extension F 1196


Francis Louis

Lieutenant Colonel, 1st Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment. 21st Division. (Formerly with the Royal Sussex). Killed in action 7th November 1918. Son of Louis Eugene and Katherine Parrell Du Moulin of Fishbourne Lodge, Fishbourne. Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.). Buried in Belaimont Communal Cemetery F 935



Royal Sussex Regiment. Unidentified with the initial C


Frederick Walter

Lance Corporal 6243, 1st South African Regiment. South African Brigade Killed in action 17th July 1916. Aged 36. Son of Mr. and Mrs. F W Feast of Chichester. Husband of Mrs. Mabel Feast (remarried, later of Salt River Cape Province, South Africa.) Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial MR 21



Private 95025, 1st Battalion, Tank Corps. Formerly East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action 29th September 1918. Born in Fishbourne and enlisted in Chichester. Commemorated on The Vis en Artois Memorial MR 16



Private The East Surrey Regiment. Unidentified with CWGC records and SDGW



Private 60684, 8th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers, 12th Division., Killed in action near Arras 27th April 1917. Aged 40. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Harding of New Fishbourne Husband of Mrs. Susan Harding of 4, Bournemouth Terrace, New Fishbourne. Born in Fishbourne and enlisted in Chichester. Formerly with the Royal Sussex Regiment. Buried in Feuchy Chapel British Cemetery, Wancourt F 531


Albert E

Private SD/3786, 13th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action at the Rue De Bois 30th June 1916. Born in Westergate near Chichester and enlisted in Hastings. Included on Hastings War Memorial and Aldingbourne Parish Church War Memorial. Commemorated on The Loos Memorial MR 19


William Francis

Private TF/241886, 2/6th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. 61st Division. Killed in action 3rd September 1917. Age 32. Formerly with the 1/4th Royal Sussex Regiment. Son of Samuel and Maria Kent of Chichester. Husband of Mrs. Annie Eva Kent (remarried) of Queens Street, Arundel. Enlisted in Horsham and resident in Arundel. Buried in Tyne Cot Cemetery Belgium B 125



Private PO/9337, H.M.S. "Vindictive", Royal Marine Light Infantry. Wounded during the raid on Zeebrugge and died on the 24th April 1918. Aged 37. Son of Edward and Clara Lane of 35, Carlisle Road, Portsmouth. Served on H.M.S. "Rainbow" with the Royal Canadian Navy. Buried in St Mary and St Peter Churchyard, New Fishbourne.


Louis Reginald

Rifleman 49096, 2/17th Battalion, London Regiment (The Prince Consorts Own). 60th London Division. Killed in action 10th September 1918. Born in Horsham and enlisted in Brighton. Commemorated on The Arras Memorial MR 20


Cecil Harry

Private 29192, 9th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. 12th Division. Died of wounds 9th August 1918. Aged 26. Son of Edward and Mary Robinson of "The Outfall Works", New Fishbourne. Husband of Mrs. Lilian Robinson of Rookery Farm, Ramsdean, Hampshire. Born and enlisted in Chichester. Buried in Querrieu British Cemetery F 116


Edgar Brian

Lieutenant, 25th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Formerly with York and Lancaster Regiment. Killed in action on the Marne 27th May 1918. Aged 25. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Willson of 11, The Beacon, Exmouth, Devonshire. Commemorated on The Soissons Memorial MR 18



David Willoughby

First Engineering Officer, H.M.S. "Hildegard", Merchant Navy. Died at home 11th April 1941. Aged 29. Buried in St. Peters Churchyard, Westhampnett


Frederick Charles George

Private 6399010, Royal Sussex Regiment. Died at home 14th October 1941. Buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery, Surrey


Frederick John Richard

Gunner 1075769, 32nd Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Killed in action in Tunisia 9th May 1943. Aged 31. Son of Frederick David Arnold and Emily Page of Fishbourne. Buried in Massicault War Cemetery, Tunisia


Edward William

Pilot Officer 112365, No 408 (RCAF) Squadron, Royal Air Force. Volunteer Reserve. Flying Handley Page Hampden Torpedo Bombers. Killed in action over Denmark 19th July 1942. Aged 29. Son of Herbert William and Martha Swatton. Husband of Mrs. Catherine Mary Swatton of West Ashling near Chichester. Buried in Frederikshavn Cemetery, Jutland, Northern Denmark


Thomas Herbert

Able Seaman P/JX/157496, H.M.S. "Royal Oak", Royal Navy. Lost when the battleship was torpedoed by U47 in Scapa Flow 14th October 1939. Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea MR 3


Harold William Edwin

Boy 1st Class P/JX/171716, H.M.S. "Kashmir", Royal Navy. Lost when the 'K' Class destroyer was sunk by German dive bombers off Crete in company with H.M.S. "Kelly" 23rd May 1941. Aged 17. Son of Harold Edwin and Florence Mary Ward of Fishbourne. Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea MR 3

27 August 2004

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