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FUNTINGDON WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Chris Comber 2006

The Funtington memorial is to be found in St. Mary Churchyard and is in the form of a Cross. The village is between Chichester and Emsworth. There are 39 names for WW1 with units added (some dubious) with a small tablet that has been added at the base of the Memorial for WW2 containing 21 names and initials only, including civilians.The Memorial includes those from the hamlets of East and West Ashling. There is also a tablet to Lieutenant Higgins,Royal Navy, who was born 5 July 1901 and was killed in action on the Yangtse River at Wanhsien 5 September 1926 while rescuing fellow countrymen from the Chinese; buried at Ichang.

Photograph Copyright © Chris Comber 2006

1914-1918

ARIES

James John

Private 7026 3rd. Battalion The Northamptonshire Regiment. Died at home 16. 1.16. Aged 31. Son of Joseph & Zilha Aries of 9, York Road, Stony Stratford, Bucks. Husband of Gertrude Anne Aries of "The Orchards", Appleshaw, Andover. Born in Deanshanger, Northants and enlisted in Northampton. Connection with Funtington unknown. Buried Fort Pitt Military Cemetery, Chatham, Kent.

BAKER

William

There are three W Bakers listed in the Royal Sussex Register with the. 1st. 2nd & 13th. Battalions. All have Brighton details. Unable to identify this man to date.

BOYLING

Arthur

Gunner 52292. 119th. Siege Battery The Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 25.12.16. Aged 31. Son of John & Annie Boyling of Funtington. Husband of Mary Boyling (remarried) of Oakshott Cottage, West Ashling. Born in Funtington and enlisted in Chichester. Buried St.Marie Cemetery, Le Havre.

CAPLIN

R

Royal Marine Light Infantry. No further information currently available

CHASE

Richard Samuel

Gunner 22237. The Royal Garrison Artillery. 122nd. Heavy Battery. Died of wounds 27. 7.15. Aged 30. Son of Richard & Annie Chase of East Ashling. Born in East Ashling and enlisted in Gosport, Buried Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium

CHASE

William H

Private. 16594. 2nd. Battalion The Hampshire Regiment. 29th. Division. Killed in action at Arras 23. 4.17. Aged 22. Son of Richard & Annie Chase of East Ashling. Born in East Ashling and enlisted in Portsmouth. Listed under RGA on the Memorial. Buried Windmill Hill British Cemetery, Monchy Le Preux.

CLARKE

George

Private DM2/164646. The Royal Army Service Corps. 604th. Motor Transport Company. Killed in action near Ypres 10. 7.17. Son of Mrs E.Clarke of Woodbine Cottage, West Ashling. Born in Gosport and enlisted in Chichester. Buried Coxyde Military Cemetery, Belgium

COCHRANE

Cyril

Lieutenant. 1st. Battalion The Gordon Highlanders. 3rd. Division. Killed in action near Ypres 25. 9.15. Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial Ypres, Belgium

COOPER

Thomas Edward

Private. TF.201398. 1/4th. Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment. 34th. Division. Killed in action at Grand Rozoy 29. 7.18. Husband of Mrs M.Cooper of Oakshott Cottage, West Ashling. Born in Hambrook and enlisted in Chichester. Territorial. Buried Raparie British Cemetery, Villemontoire.

COUSINS

Thomas Alfred

Private 18013. 15th. Battalion The Hampshire Regiment. 41st. Division. Died of wounds 19.10.16. Aged 19. Son of Alfred & Eleanor Elizabeth Cousins of Lovedero Cottage, Nutbourne. Born in Chichester and enlisted in Portsmouth. Buried Etretat Churchyard.

EDWARDS

Ralph A

Private 40372. 1st. Battalion The Royal Dublin Fusiliers. 16th. Irish Division. Killed in action 24. 4.17. Born in West Ashling and enlisted in Chichester, Formerly with the Suffolks. Listed under Royal Sussex on the Memorial. Buried Feuchy Chapel British Cemetery, Wancourt.

EWENS

Victor George Frederick

Private. M2/138975. Royal Army Service Corps. 176 Siege Brigade, Ammunition Column. Motor Transport. Died 28. 3.19. Aged 31. Son of Frederick & Catherine Ewens of "Blenheim", Funtington. Buried Arquarta Scrivia Communal Cemetery Extension. Italy

GATEHOUSE

John Walter

Pioneer 154159, 1st Battalion, Canadian Pioneers. Enlisted in Victoria British Columbia, Canada on September 21, 1915. and was posted to France, March 9, 1916. Killed in action September 20, 1916. Also commemorated on Vimy Ridge Memorial, France, Sandwick Cairnat Courtenay, British Columbia, Canada, and Funtingdon War Memorials. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 3437 - 32. See also Bosham memorial

GATEHOUSE

Cuthbert William

Private, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died 16 October 1917. Aged 25. Son of Samuel and Marion Gatehouse, of Burfield Cottage, Bosham, West Sussex. Buried in Bosham Cemetery, Bosham. See also Bosham memorial

His father was a miller and corn merchant, as was his grandfather Thomas who lived in Funtingdon. He was educated at Churcher's College, Petersfield where he was in the Army Cadet Force. He then joined the family business. He volunteered 0n 11 Sept 1914 serving with the 3 Wessex Field Ambulance a Territorial Force. He served in France from 5 November 1914 until he was invalided home on 18 April 1915. The cold and mud of the trenches ruined his health. He was in hospital on 7 December with influenza and again on 12 March 1915 suffering from bronchitis. Subsequently he was treated for pleurisy. His right lung was affected and TB was diagnosed. A final Medical Board on 14 January 1916 discharged him from the army with a pension graded as "total and permanent incapacity as a result of hardship and exposure in action." He died of tuberculosis a year later. His brother John was also killed serving with the Canadian Army.

HORNER

George Henry

Sick Berth Attendant M/22937. Royal Navy HMS "Victory 1" Portsmouth. Died at home 14. 9.18. Aged 20. Son of Mr & Mrs R.J.Horner of Knapp Farm, Fishbourne. Bur Haslar Royal Naval Hospital, Gosport

HOTSTON

Frank John

Private 44049. 9th. Battalion The Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry 20th. Light Division. Died of wounds 23. 4.18. Aged 30. Son of Joseph & Jane Isabel Hotston of West Ashling.Born in West Ashling and enlisted in Chichester Buried Mendinghem Military Cemetery, Belgium

HOWARD

Frederick John

Guardsman 22666. 1st. Battalion The Grenadier Guards. The Guards Division. Killed in action on the Somme 10. 9.16. Born in West Ashling and enlisted in Kingston on Thames. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial

JONES

J S

Probably Private. PO/687/S. Royal Marine Light Infantry. Portsmouth Battalion The Royal Naval Division. Gallipoli. Killed in action on Gallipoli 7. 6.15. Buried Redoubt Cemetery, Helles, Gallipoli.

KEARVELL

William David

Gunner 114517. 161st. Brigade Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds near Ypres, 1. 8.17. Born and enlisted in Chichester. Buried Coxyde Military Cemetery, Belgium

LAMBORN

William James

Boy Telegraphist J.39234. Royal Navy HMS "Barham". Killed in action during the Battle of Jutland 31. 5.16. and buried at sea. Aged 17. Son of James & Martha Mary Lamborn of Funtington. Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea.

LINTORN

John Thomas

Gunner RMA 9658 (RMR/B/1288. Royal Marine Artillery (Reservist). Lost when the armoured cruiser was torpedoed bu U9 off the Dutch coast. 22. 9.14. Aged 31. Son of Mr & Mrs Lintorn of 41, Paxton Road, Fareham. Husband of Mrs E.Lintorn of Church Lane Funtington. Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea.

LITTLE

Thomas

Private. G.14171. 11th. Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th. Division. Killed in action at Ypres 25. 9.17. Aged 19. Son of Isaac Railton and Jane Elizabeth Little of Butterfly Lodge, Salthill, East Ashling. Born in Fulham and enlisted in Chichester. Brother of William. Commemorated on The Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium

LITTLE

William Henry

Private 1035. 21st. Battalion The Australian Infantry. 2nd. Australian Division. Died of wounds 27. 9.17. Aged 21. Son of Isaac Railton & Jane Elizabeth Little of Butterfly Lodge, Salthill, East Ashling. Born in Fulham.Brother of Thomas. Buried Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery

MASTERS

Leonard henry

Private G.69243. 6th. Battalion The Royal West Surrey Regiment 12th. Division. Killed in action 27. 8.18. Formerly with the Royal Sussex. Born in Thornford, Dorset and enlisted in Horsham. Resident of Funtington. Commemorated on The Vis en Artois Memorial

MATTHEWS

Edward Charles

Chief Stoker 278364. Royal Navy. HMS "Bulwark". Lost when the Battleship blew up off Sheerness 26.11.14. Aged 40. Husband of Alice Maude Matthews of Millpond Villa, West Ashling. Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea

MCCORMICK

Frederick

Sapper 180463. The Royal Engineers. Royal Engineers Training Center, Deganwy near Llandudno, North Wales. Died at home 18. 6.17. Born in Portsmouth and enlisted in Petersfield. Next of kin, Southsea. Buried Portsmouth ( Kingston) Cemetery

REDMAN

Frederick

Private. 37540. 8th. Battalion The Royal Fusiliers. 12th. Division. Killed in action 7.10.16. Born in Funtington and enlisted in Chichester. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial..

REDMAN

Percy George

Lance Corporal 4006. 2nd. Battalion The Rifle Brigade 8th. Division. Killed in action during the battle of Neuve Chapelle. 14. 3.15. Aged 23 Son of Thomas James & Emily Redman of Church Lane Sidlesham Born in Chichester and enlisted in Portsmouth. Commemorated on The Le Touret Memorial

SPOONER

Albert Henry

Able Seaman 192008 (RFR/PO/B/3907. Royal Navy Reservist HMS "Glatton". Died 26. 9.18. Aged 37. HMS Glatton, a coast defence monitor, blew up in Dover Harbour 16. 9.18. Son of Henry and Elizabeth Mary Spooner of East Ashling. Brother of Charles Ernest & Fred. Buried St.Marys Churchyard Funtington.

SPOONER

Ernest

Sergeant L.8766. 1st. Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment Indian Army. Died of disease in India 1. 5.18. Aged 32. Son of Henry & Elizabeth Mary Spooner of East Ashling. Brother of Albert, Charles & Fred. Born in Funtington and enlisted in Chichester. Regular. Buried Gharial Cemetery. & Commemorated on The Karachi Memorial.

SPOONER

Frederick

Bombardier 130225. Royal Field Artillery Att. Trench Mortar Batteries. Killed in action 29. 7.17. Aged 32. Son of Henry & Elizabeth Mary Spooner of East Ashling.Born in Funtington and enlisted in Chichester. Brother of Charles Ernest and Albert. Buried Dud Corner Cemetery Loos.

SPOONER

Charles

Private. L.10554. 2nd. Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment. Died of wounds 27. 4.15. Aged 22. Son of Henry & Elizabeth Mary Spooner of East Ashling.Born in Funtington and enlisted in Chichester. Brother of Albert, Frederick and Ernest. Buried Bethune Town Cemetery

STAKER

Frederick

Private. 13019. 14th. Battalion The Hampshire Regiment. 39th. Division. Killed in action on the Somme near Becourt 3. 9.16. Born in Bosham and enlisted in Portsmouth. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial.

STUBBINGTON

Henry James

Private. 32949. 9th. Battalion The Norfolk Regiment. 6th. Division Died of wounds 18.10.18. Son of James & Alice Stubbington of Sennicotts Cottage, West Stoke. Born in East Ashling and enlisted in Chichester. Buried Doingt Communal Cemetery Extension.

WELCOME

Albert John (W.M.L.J.)

Private 49793. 32nd. Battalion The Royal Fusiliers. 41st. Division. Died of wounds 9. 6.17. Husband of Mrs E. Welcome of 8, Royal Oak Road, Woking, Surrey. Born in Chichester and enlisted in Horsham. Buried Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery

WHITE

George

Private G.8217. 9th. Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment. 24th. Division Killed in action at Guillemont on the Somme 31. 8.16. Born in Funtington and enlisted in Chichester. Listed under RGA on the Memorial. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial

WHITE

George Henry

Able Seaman 212790. Royal Navy HMS "Minotaur". Died and buried at sea 23. 1.16. Aged 30. Brother of Mrs Edith Mitchell of The School Dell, West Ashling. Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea.

WILTSHIRE

Private G.17925. 12th. Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th. Division. Killed in action during the opening day of the Third Battle of Ypres, near St. Julien 31.7.17. Born in Broughton, Hampshire and enlisted in Chichester. Buried Buffs Road Cemetery, Belgium

YATES

G S

National Reserve. No further information currently available.

1939-1945

CHURCHILL

Margaret

Second Subaltern. A.T.S. Died at home 13. 8.42. Aged 28. Daughter of Edward Charles & Florence Churchill of Chicheste. Buried St.Mary`s Churchyard, Funtington.

CLARK

L H

No further information currently available.

CLARK

R

No further information currently available.

CROOKSHANK

Alexander Oldfield

Second Lieutenant. Royal Artillery 130/4 Maritime Regiment. Killed in action 13. 8.42 Son of The Rev.Arthur Chichester & Dorothea Crookshank of Ditchling.Commemorated on The Plymouth Naval Memorial

DOUGALL

R M

No further information currently available.

HILLARD

Eustace Arthur Peter

Second Lieutenant. Royal Marines. Died 26. 8.40. Aged 30. Son of Frederick Arthur & Mary Loraine Hillard of Lustleigh Devon BA, (Cantab) Trinity Hall. Included on Westbourne Memorial. Buried St.Mary`s Churchyard, Funtington

LAMBERT

W

No further information currently available.

MATTHEWS

Frederick Owen

Trooper. Royal Armoured Corps. 4th. Queens Own Hussars. Taken prisoner and died in captivity in Germany 5. 2.43. Aged 22. Son of Frederick Owen & Edith Matthews of Funtington. Buried Berlin 1939/45 War Cemetery, Germany

MUNRO

John Lloyd

Captain. Royal Marines (Royal Marine Base Depot Org.) Died on active service in Ceylon 6.10.43. Aged 24. Son of John Blanchard & Olive Rebecca Munro of West Broyle, West Ashling. Buried Liveramentu Cemetery, Colombo, Ceylon.

POCOCK

Herbert William

Private 5344083. 5th. Battalion The Wiltshire Regiment. Killed in action in Belgium 2.10.44. Aged 24. Son of Frederick Charles & Rose Winifred Pocock of West Ashling. Buried Leopoldsburg War Cemetery, Belgium

PULLEN

Dorrien Aisne

Civilian (National Fire Service). Died at 30 Armdale Road 25. 4.44. Aged 29. Daughter of Mr & Mrs E.C.H.Thair of 62, Grove Road, Chichester. Wife of LAC. Harold James Pullen R.A.F. of 30 Ardmore Road, Chichester. Buried Chichester Cemetery

RIPLEY

Murdoch Vaughan

Sergeant F/50025. Canadian. Nova Scotia Highlanders R.C.I.C. Died 18. 3.43. Aged 31. Buried St.Mary`s Churchyard, Funtington.

SOAL

Arthur

Civilian. Died in a bombing raid, 17.11.40. Aged 81. Cherry Tree Cottage, East Ashling. Buried Chichester Cemetery

SOAL

Sarah

Civilian. Died in a bombing raid 17.11.40. Aged 74. Cherry Tree Cottage East Ashling. Buried Chichester Cemetery

STANDEN

Percival Gaston

Civilian. Died in a bombing raid 17.11.40. Aged 33. Cherry Tree Cottage East Ashling. Son of Mr W.C.Standen of Sunday School Cottage, East Ashling. Buried Chichester Cemetery

STANDEN

Dorothy

Civilian. Died in a bombing raid 17.11.40. Aged 27. Cherry Tree Cottage, East Ashling. Buried Chichester Cemetery

SWATTON

Edward William

Pilot Officer 112365. Royal Air Force. 408 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force. Killed in action 19. 7.42. Aged 29. Son of Herbert William & Martha Swatton. Husband of Catherine Mary Swatton of West Ashling. Buried Fredrikshaven Cemetery, Denmark

TURNER

A

No further information currently available.

WELCH

Lilian

Volunteer. A.T.S. Died at home 20. 2.41. Aged 37. Daughter of Henry & Jane Wells.Husband of William Welch of Funtington. Buried St.Mary`s Churchyard, Funtington

WILKIN

George William

Sergeant Bomb Aimer. Royal Air Force. 218 Squadron, (Stirlings). Killed in action over Germany 23. 9.43. Buried Rheinberg War Cemetery, Germany.

WITT

Henry John

Gunner 820555. 121st. Field Regiment The Royal Artillery. Killed in action at Alam Halfa 1. 7.42. Aged 29. Son of Henry & Emily Witt. Husband of Margaret Kate Witt. Commemorated on The Alamein Memorial

Other Conflicts

HIGGINS

Alfred Rowland

Lieutenant, Royal Navy. Killed in action on the Yangtse River at Wanhsien, 5th September 1926 while resuing fellow countrymen from the Chinese. Born 5th July 1901. Buried at Ichang.

Last updated: 9 April, 2013

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