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GRAFFHAM WAR MEMORIAL

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

The memorial can be found inside Graffham ,St. Giles, Parish Church. Graffham is a downland village south of Midhurst that includes the hamlets of East Lavington and Norwood. The memorial is in the form of a stone tablet bearing the names of 25 men of the first war and 9 from the second. Surname, names and initials, with Regiment. For the First World War there is an older list of those who served with the date of death for those who did not return. There is also a separate Memorial for Capt Geoffrey Sunderland.

Photograph Copyright © Chris Comber 2006

1914-1918

BARRETT

Herbert Alfred

2nd. Cpl. 488552. 9th. Field Company The Royal Engineers Died of wounds 1. 10. 18. Aged 36. Son of William & Charlotte Barrett of 90, Prince Albert Street, Eastney, Hampshire, Husband of Dorothy Barrett, of Norwood near East Lavenham. Born in Goreleston, Suffolk and enlisted in Petworth. Buried Etaples Military Cemetery.

BRIDGER

Alfred Edward

Bombardier 95224. 80th. Brigade The Royal Field Artillery Died 19. 8. 16 Aged 27. Son of James & Maria Bridger of Graffham Born in Graffham and enlisted in Brighton. Buried Etaples Military Cemetery

BROCKHURST

James Arthur

Guardsman 6377. 2nd. Battalion. The Scots Guards. Killed in action near Ypres 18. 12. 14. Born and enlisted in Petworth. Commemorated on The Ploegsteert Memorial MR. 32

BOXALL

Reginald

Trooper 1157. The Houshold Battalion. Formerly with the Royal Horse Guards. Died of wounds 14. 4. 17. Aged 20. Son of Henry & Sophie Boxall of Middle Heath Cottages, Graffham Born in Graffham and enlisted in Petworth. Buried Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension.

CLEMENTS

Albert Bertram

[SDGW and CWGC list him as Arthur] Private. TF. 200797. 1/4th. Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment. 53rd Division. Killed in action in Palestine 23. 3. 18. Aged 23. Son of Arthur & Mary Clements of. 1, Oakleigh, Jubilee Road, Waterlooville, Hampshire, Born in Graffham and enlisted in Petworth. Commemorated on The Jerusalem Memorial,Palestine MR. 34.

COOPER

Frank

Private 30127. 2/5th. Battalion The East Lancashire Regiment. 19th. Division. Died. 8. 10. 18. Born in Graffham and enlisted in Chichester. Next of kin, Graffham. Buried Valenciennes (St. Roch). Communal Cemetery.

COOPER

R C

Driver 154149. 22nd. Reserve Battery The Royal Field Artillery. Died at home 8. 11. 16. Aged 38 Son of Mrs Mary Cooper of "The Brook" Graffham. Not included in SDGW. Buried St. Johns Churchyard, Sutton Veny, Warminster. Wiltshire

COOPER

William Henry

Private. 42615. 10th. Battalion The Lincolnshire Regiment. 66th. Division. Died of wounds 6. 9. 18. Aged 19 Son of Mary & John Cooper of "Woodmans" Graffham Born in Graffham and enlisted in Chichester. Buried St. Sever Cemetery Extension,Rouen.

CURTIS

George Edward

Private. L. 1046. 9th. Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment 24th. Division. Killed in action at Guillemont on the Somme. 18. 8. 16 Aged 22. Son of Mr & Mrs William Curtis later of Bittlesham Cottages, Northchapel. Born in Angmering and enlisted in Chichester. Buried Delville Wood Cemetery, Longueval.

EADE

Lawrence

Bombardier 55752. 51st. Battery The Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action near Ypres 20. 11. 14. Aged 24. Son of Alfred & Georgina Eade of The Home of Rest, Graffham. Husband of Mrs Ethel Eade of Benwell, Newcastle on Tyne. Born in Havant, Hampshire and enlisted in Petworth. Buried Sanctuary Wood Cemetery, Belgium.

EADE

Victor Charles

Gunner. 75431. 51st. Battery The Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 20. 11. 14 Aged 18. Son of Alfred & Georgina Eade of The Home of Rest, Graffham. Born in Emsworth and enlisted in Petworth. Buried Sanctuary Wood Cemetery, Belgium.

ELLIS

John Charles

Sergeant 8245. 1st. Battalion The Hampshire Regiment 4th. Division. Killed in action 23. 10. 16. Aged 27. Son of John & Emily Ellis of Perrotts Cottages, Graffham. Born in Midhurst and enlisted in Chichester. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial MR. 21,

ELLIS

William Ernest

Private. L. 10092. 2nd. Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment 1st. Division. Died of wounds on the Marne 11. 9. 14. Regular Soldier. Aged 19. Son of John & Emily Ellis of P3rrotts Cottages Graffham Born in Midhurst and enlisted in Chichester. Included on Midhurst War Memorial. Buried Priez Communal Cemetery.

FRYER

Sydney Ernest

Private. G. 596. 2nd. Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment 1st. Division. Killed in action on the Somme 15. 8. 16. Aged 33. Son of William & Martha Fryer of Graffham Formerly of Thornton Heath. Educated at Beulah Road School,Thornton Heath. Born in Thornton Heath and enlisted in Midhurst. Included on The Croydon Roll of Honour. Buried Flatiron Copse Cemetery, Mametz.

HOGG

Clarence

Sergeant 89501. "C" Battery 49th. Brigade The Royal Field Artillery Killed in action 28. 10. 15. age 23. Son of Thomas & Agnes Hogg of Lavington Park. Born in Edinburgh and enlisted in Reading. Buried Potijze Chateau Wood Cemetery, Belgium

HONEYBUN

George

Rifleman 5529. 1st. Battalion The Rifle Brigade. 4th. Division. Killed in action near Ypres 13. 10. 17. Born in Hampstead and enlisted in Petworth. Commemorated on The Tyne Cot Memorial MR. 30

LONG

Harry

Pioneer 172000 The Royal Engineers. (Att. Guards Division) Died of wounds 27. 9. 16. Aged 36. Husband of Mrs Esther Long of 27, The High Street, Graffham. Enlisted in Petworth. Buried Grove Town Cemetery Meaulte.

MILLS

Cecil Williams

Rifleman A/202118. 1st. Battalion The Kings Royal Rifle Corps. 2nd. Division. Killed in action 8. 10. 18. Aged 20. Son of George & Bessie Mills of Wiblings Farm, Graffham Formerly RASC. Enlisted in Midhurst. Birn in East Horsley,Surrey. Buried Rumilly-en-Cambresis Communal Cemetery Extension.

NUDD

Montague

Lance Sergeant 11272. 8th. Battalion. The Duke of Wellingtons ( West Riding)Regiment 11th. Division. Died of wounds on Gallipoli. 27. 8. 15. Aged 22. Son of Robert & Ada Nudd of 20, Kynaston Road, Thornton Heath, Surrey. Born in Graffham and enlisted in Halifax, Yorkshire. Resident of Graffham. Commemorated on The Helles Memorial, Gallipoli. MR. 4.

PAULL

Sydney G

Private. TF. 220612. 1st. Battalion The East Yorkshire Regiment. 21st. Division. Died at home 22. 9. 18. Aged 19. Son of Sydney & Elizabeth Paull of Westerlands, Duncton. Formerly with the Royal Sussex Regiment. Buried, St. Giles Churchyard, Graffham

POST

Frederick

Guardsman 17727. 3rd, Battalion The Coldstream Guards. The Guards Division. Died of wounds 19. 4. 18 Aged 37. Eldest son of Fredrick & Anne Post of Hertmonceux. Husband of Ruth Post of Upper Lodge, Graffahm. Born in Mortimer,Berks and enlisted in Horsham. Buried Etaples Military Cemetery

SNOOKE

John Thomas

Private. TF. 242415. 2/6th. Battalion The Royal Warwickshire Regiment. 61st. Division. Killed in action 27. 5. 18. Aged 42. Husband of Florence Snooke of 2, Horndean Cottages, Ventnor,Isle of Wight. Formerly with the Hampshires. Enlisted in Newport IOW. Connection with Graffham unknown. Buried Isbergues Communal Cemetery.

SUNDERLAND

Geoffrey

Captain. "C" Company 2nd. Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment 1st. Division. Killed in action 24. 9. 18. near Vermand Aged 29. Son of John William & Agnes Henrietta Sunderland. Husband of Grace Lilian Sunderland of Abletts Cottage, Chithurst. Private Tablet. Buried Berthaucourt Communal Cemetery, Pontru.

TODMAN

Henry William.

Private L. 7465. 2nd. Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st. Division. Killed in action at Richebourg L'Avoue 9. 5. 15. Born in Graffham and enlisted in Tillington near Petworth. Regular Soldier. Next of kin, Graffham. Commemorated on The Le Touret Memorial MR22

WELLEN

Edward Arthur

[Listed as (WELLIN on war memorial] )G. 19510. 11th. Battalion the Royal Sussex Regiment 39th. Division Killed in action 29. 4. 18. Born in Lower Launch,Surrey and enlisted in Chichester. Buried Voormezeele Enclosure No 3 Belgium. (Above details for Edward Wellen). Other details, i.e. L/Cpl and date of death 1915. Refer to Rueben Frederick Wellen. 2nd R/Sx. Who appears on Midhurst W.M.

1939/45

BANTING

Stanley James

Sergeant W/Op. gunner 1321638. The Royal Air Force. 61 Bomber Squadron (Lancasters). Killed in action 23rd. August 1943 Aged 21. Son of Henry & Clara Banting of Woodcote, Sussex. Buried Hei-Boeicop (Heicop) General Cemetery. Netherlands

JAGGERS

Alexander Frederick

Sergeant W/Op gunner 927337. The Royal Air Force. 102 Bomber Squadron (Whitleys). Died 3rd. September 1941 Aged 21. Spn of Frederick William & Annie Matilda Jaggers of Clapton. East London. Buried Brookwood Military Cemetery,Surrey.

JAMES

Cyril George

Lance Cpl. 6295654. 2nd. Battalion. The Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action in Burma 13th. April 1944. Aged 30. Son of George & Mabel James. Husband of Mrs Ellen Noel James. Commemorated on The Rangoon Memorial, Burma

LOADER

George Ernest

Lance Sergeant 6395992. 1st. Regiment The Royal Horse Artillery Killed in action at Tobruk 16th. July 1941. Son of James & Sarah Jane Loader. Husband of Florence May Loader of East Lavington. Buried Tobruk Cemetery, Libya

SAYER

George Arthur

Lance Cpl 5933052. 1st. Battalion The Cambridgeshire Regiment 18th. Division. Killed in action during the defence of Singapore Island 10/15th. February 1942 Aged 28. Son of Charles William & Georgina Esther Sayer of East Lavington. Commemorated on The Singapore Memorial.

WALLACE

David John Euan

Major. 240118. The Kings Royal Rifle Corps. Special Operations Executive. Att. Greek Army. Killed in action 17th. August 1944 Aged 29. Son of Capt. the Rt. Hon. Euan David Wallace MC. PC. And Lady Idina Wallace of Petworth. Husband of Joan Prudence Wallace,West Kensington. Buried Paramythia Civil Cemetery, Greece.

WALLACE

Edward Peter Euan (DFC)

Flying Officer. 133403. Royal Air Force 128 Squadron. Son of Capt The Rt. Hon. David Euan Wallace PC. MC. & his second wife Barbara Wallace of Petworth. Educated at Eton. Buried St. Peters Churchyard, Woollavington.

WALLACE

Gerald Euan

Wing Commander 33179. The Royal Air Force. 209 Maritime Rec Squadron Coastal Command (Catalina Flying Boats). Killed in action 20th. August 1943. Commemorated on The Alemain Memorial,Egypt.

WELLER

Douglas Arthur Wallace

Sergeant (Navigator) 1487005. The Royal Air Force. 426 (RCAF) Bomber Squadron. (Lanasters) Killed in action 10th. April 1943. Aged 21. Son of Stanley Wallace and Gladys Louise Weller of Graffham. Buried Florennes Communal Cemetery. Namur,Belgium

Last updated: 20 January, 2006

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