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HENFIELD WAR MEMORIAL

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There is a large tablet inside the Parish Church of St.Peter recording names of the 60 men who died.

ALLIS John Sidney
Company Sergeant Major Tf.200090, 1/4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 53rd Division. Killed in action in Palestine 17th December 1917. Aged 21. Son of William & Amy Allis of The High Street, Henfield Born and enlisted in Henfield. CSM of ‘A’ Company. Buried in Jerusalem War Cemetery, Palestine. Pal 1. See also Henfield Village
BAKER James
Private G.12944, 1st Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Formerly with the 1/4th Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action, 10th December 1916 aged 26. Born in Hove and enlisted in Henfield. Husband of Annie Edith Backshall (formerly Baker), of Old School House, Neptown, Henfield. Buried in the Guards Cemetery, Windy Corner, Cuinchy, Sp. Mem. 14 See also Henfield Village
BANFIELD George
Stoker 1st Class Lost with HMS Good Hope in the Coronel Islands 1st November 1914. Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial MR.3 See also Henfield Village
BANFIELD William
Stoker 1st Class K/3222/PO, H.M.S. ‘Princess Royal’, Royal Navy. 1st Battlecruiser Squadron, The Grand Fleet. Died at home post war 31st January 1919 Buried in Henfield Cemetery. See also Henfield Village
BEESON Harry
Corporal L/10165, 1st Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Killed 2nd August 1915. Possibly born in 1881 in High Wycombe. Buried in the Poperinge New Military, Cemetery, I.E.9 See also Henfield Village
BOOKER
John William
Private, 29347, New Zealand Medical Corps. Died on 22nd November 1918, aged 29. Previously on the Hospital Ship SS Marama. Born in Henfield in 1889. Husband of Muriel Gladys Teresa Booker, of Hamilton, New Zealand. Buried at the Napier (Park Island) Cemetery, V 15 See also Henfield Village
BOWLER Frank Hubert
Private G.5238, 9th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 24th Division. Killed in action near Messines 28th June 1916. Aged 24. Son of Frank & Charlotte Bowler of 3, Croft Villas, Henfield. Born in Henfield and enlisted in Hove. Buried in Kemmel Chateau Military Cemetery, Belgium B.17 Also commemorated on the Shermanbury War Memorial. and Henfield Village
BOWLEY Douglas
Private 4641, 1/4th Battalion, The London Regiment. (Royal Fusiliers) 56th London Division. Killed in action on the Somme 25th September 1916. Aged 23. Son of Albert Alexander & Eliza Bowley of 2, Grafton Street Brighton. Born in Henfield and enlisted in Shaftesbury Street, London. Buried in Combles Communal Cemetery Extension F 785 See also Henfield Village
BOWLEY Oliver
Private 4746, 1/4th Battalion, The London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers) 56th London Division. Killed in action at Gommecourt 1st July 1916 Son of Albert Alexander & Elza Bowley of 2, Grafton Street, Brighton Born in Henfield and enlisted in Shaftesbury Street, London Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial MR.21 See also Henfield Village
BROWNING Harry J
Private 27796, 9th Battalion, The Royal Fusiliers 12th Division. Killed in action on the Somme 4th August 1916 Born Henfield and enlisted in Uckfield. Next of kin, Uckfield. Buried in Pozieres British Cemetery, Ovillers La Boiselle F832 See also Henfield Village
CASE Alfred Henry
Gunner 32493, 20th Battery, 9th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Mesopotamia. Died of disease in Mesopotamia 4th January 1918. Born in Salisbury, Wiltshire and enlisted in Chichester. Buried in Basra War Cemetery, Iraq. See also Henfield Village
CHOWNE Edward
Private G.3939, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Killed in action at Loos 25th September 1915. Aged 36. Son of Mr & Mrs Chowne of 15, Mount Pleasant, Henfield. Single man. Born in Henfield and enlisted in Horsham. Commemorated on The Loos Memorial MR.19 See also Henfield Village
COLLIS Alec David
Lance Sergeant 2676, 1/14th Battalion, The London Regiment. (London Scottish) 56th London Division. Killed in action at Loos 14th October 1915. Aged 26. Son of Cornelius & Sophia Collis. Next of kin Finsbury Park. Enlisted in London. Buried in Dud Corner Cemetery, Loos, OPas de Calais, France. Plot VII. Row D. Grave 13. See also Henfield Village

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CRUTTENDEN Harold [Arthur]
Private Tf.1344, 1/4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 53rd Division. Wounded on Gallipoli and died of his injuries at sea in transit. Buried at sea on the 15th August 1915. Son of Arthur & Elizabeth Cruttenden of The High Street, Henfield. Born and enlisted in Henfield. Commemorated on The Helles Memorial, Gallipoli MR.4. See also Henfield Village
DAVEY John
Private 21401, 2nd Battalion, The Hampshire Regiment. 29th Division. Killed in action 9th August 1916. Born in Billingshurst and enlisted in Brighton. Formerly with the Royal Sussex Regiment.(G.7386). Buried in Potijze Burial Ground Cemetery. See also Henfield Village
DEAN William Richard
Able Seaman 219679, Royal Navy. Died in London 10th October 1917, aged 31, after being invalided from service in October 1916. Born in Henfield in 1886, the son of William and Emily Dean and husband of Ada Louise (née Crabb). Buried in Henfield Cemetery, plot I21. See also Henfield Village
EDWARDS Albert William
Private G.16688, 7th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action at Cambrai 25th November 1917. Next of kin residents of 1, Myrtle Terrace, Henfield. Enlisted in Horsham. Name recorded on Broadbridge Heath W.M. Buried in Villers Hill British Cemetery F.407. See also Henfield Village
FARNCOMBE George
Driver 14661, 37th Divisional Ammunition Column, Royal Field Artillery. Died in C.C.S Etricourt 2nd November 1918. Aged 23. Son of Charles Farncombe of Deers Farm, Henfield. Born in Henfield and enlisted in Hove. Buried in Rocquigny-Equancourt Road British Cemetery, Manancourt. F398 See also Henfield Village
FIELD George Henry
Private TF.241488, 11th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action at Ypres 24th September 1917. Aged 34. Son of George & Charlotte Field of Downsview Terrace, Henfield. Husband of Mabel Louisa Field of 55, The Drive, West Worthing. Born in Crowthorne, Berkshire and enlisted in Hove. Buried in Zantevoorde British Cemetery, Belgium B.116. See also Henfield Village
FLINT Hedley
Private 55573, 33rd Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps. 11th Division. Killed in action on the Somme 8th September 1916. Born in Pycombe and enlisted in Hove. Next of kin, Henfield Included on Keymer Parish War Memorial. Buried in Blighty Valley Cemetery, Authile Wood F.246. See also Henfield Village
GOLDS Lewis Harold
Lance Corporal G.61643, 23rd Battalion, The Royal Fusiliers (1st Sportsmans). 2nd Division. Killed in action at Arras, 3rd May 1917. Enlisted in Worthing. Next of kin, Goring by Sea. Formerly with the Royal Sussex Regiment (G.26847). Buried in Orchard Dump Cemetery Arleux en Gohelle F.777. See also Henfield Village
GUMBRELL George Edmund
Private 47232, 12th Battalion, The West Yorkshire Regiment. 21st Division. Killed in action at Arras 3rd May 1917. Aged 33. Son of George & Mary Jane Gumbrell of 118 New Street, Horsham. Husband of Louisa Kate Gumbrell of 2, Down View Terrace, Station Road, Henfield. Born in Ashington, and enlisted in Hilsea Hampshire. Formerly with the Royal Field Artillery. Commemorated on The Arras Memorial MR.20 See also Henfield Village
HARVEY Charles William
Private G.16506, 9th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 24th Division. Killed in action near Hargicourt 21st November 1917. Aged 20. Son of Ernest & Isabella Harvey of 8, Westgate Street, Lewes. Born and enlisted in Henfield. Name included on the Memorial in St. Michaels Church in Lewes High Street. Buried in Hargicourt British Cemetery. F.1461. See also Henfield Village
HOLDER William
Private TF.200095, 1/4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 53rd Division. Killed in action at Gaza, Palestine 6th November 1917. Aged 24. Son of John & Sarah Holder of ‘Bilsborough’ Henfield. Born in Blackstone and enlisted in Henfield. Name included on the Woodmancote Parish Church Memorial. Buried in Beersheba War Cemetery, Palestine Pal.1. See also Henfield Village
HOLKHAM Ernest George
Private G.32980, 3rd Reserve Battalion, The Norfolk Regiment. Drowned when the S.S. “Aragon” was torpedoed by a U Boat off Alexandria, Egypt 30th December 1917. Aged 19. Only son of George William & Selina Blanche Holkham of 15, South View, Henfield. Born in Henfield and enlisted in Brighton. Part of a draft on its way to join the 4th or 5th Battalions of the Norfolks who were part of the 54th Division in Palestine. Buried in Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt. See also Henfield Village
HONEY Ernest Frederick
Private 25142, 12th Battalion, The Royal Fusiliers 24th Division. Killed in action at Ypres 31st July 1917. Born in Brighton and enlisted in Hove. Next of kin, Hove. Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial Ypres, MR.29. See also Henfield Village
HUMPHREY Edwin
Private G.25312, 1/4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 34th Division. Died of wounds in captivity in Germany 23rd August 1918. Aged 27. Son of Frank & Christine Humphrey of Blackstone. Born in Woodmancote and enlisted in Brighton. Buried in Neiderzwehren Cemetery, Cassel, Germany. Ger 3. See also Henfield Village
HUZZEY Stephen John
Private 37837, 11th Battalion, The Royal Fusiliers 18th Division. Killed in action 7th August 1918. Aged 32. Husband of Emmeline Mary Huzzey of 1, Myrtle Terrace, Neptown Road, Henfield.. Born in Ash, Hampstead. Enlisted in Uxbridge. Buried in Beacon Cemetery, Sailly Laurette. F.247. See also Henfield Village
KEEN Ernest
Private M/224987, 913th Motor Transport Company Royal Army Service Corps. Died of influenza in military hospital near Bralo, Greece, on the 10th October 1918. Aged 32. Husband of Mrs Beatrice Keen of the High Street, Henfield. Born in Maresfield and enlisted in Brighton. Buried in Bralo British Cemetery, Greece. See also Henfield Village
KNIGHT George Samuel
Lance Corporal G.520, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Killed in action at Bazentin le Petit 17th August 1916. Born in Henfield and enlisted in Chichester. Name included on Shermanbury Parish Church Memorial and also Henfield Village . Buried in Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, F.432
LINCER Lawrence
Stoker 1st Class 304770, H.M.S. “Queen Mary”, Royal Navy. 1st Battlecruiser Squadron, The Grand Fleet. Lost when the Battlecruiser blew up during The Battle of Jutland 31st May 1916. Aged 34. Son of Albert & Mary Lincer of Henfield. Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial MR.3. See also Henfield Village
MARTIN John
Lance Corporal 10642, Middlesex Regiment. Killed in action 18th April 1916. Born in 1879 in Lewes to Ebenezer and Mary Martin. Farmer at Blundens Farm, Henfield. Husband of Clara Amy (née Stone). Buried at Cambrin Churchyard Extension J7. See also Henfield Village
MINCHIN Frank Hopkins
Private 523345, Canadian Army Medical Corps. 3rd Canadian Stationary Hospital. Killed in action near Gezaincourt during a bombing raid by German aircraft on the hospital 30th May 1918. Aged 28. Son of Mr & Mrs J.A.Minchin of “The Retreat” Henfield. Buried in Bagneux British Cemetery, Gezaincourt F.84. See also Henfield Village
NEWMAN John [Edward]
Private Tf.200662, 1/4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 53rd Division. Killed in action at Gaza, Palestine 6th November 1917. Enlisted in Horsham. Next of kin, Henfield. Buried in Beersheba War Cemetery, Palestine. Pal 1. See also Henfield Village
NEWMAN Percy [Gilbert]
Private 46136, 20th Battalion, The Royal Fusiliers (3rd Public Schools). 33rd Division. Killed in action near Ypres 7th January 1918. Born in Henfield and enlisted in Hove. Next of kin, Henfield. Commemorated on The Tyne Cot Memorial Belgium MR.30. See also Henfield Village
NEWBERRY Joseph James
Private G.6802, 9th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 24th Division. Killed in action at Hooge, Belgium 14th February 1916. Aged 34. Son of Joseph & Kathleen Newberry of Brighton. Husband of Mary Newberry of “Pendrells” Neptown, Henfield. Born and enlisted in Brighton. Name included on Brighton W.M. Buried in Menin Road, South Military Cemetery, Ypres, Belgium B.74. See also Henfield Village
PARSONS Arthur
Corporal Tf.200663, 1/4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 53rd Division. Killed in action at Gaza, Palestine, 6th November 1917. Aged 26. Son of Henry Wheeler & Martha Parsons of Neptown, Henfield. Enlisted in Horsham. Buried in Beersheba War Cemetery, Palestine. Pal 1. See also Henfield Village
PARSONS Thomas
Private 16340, 1st Battalion, The Coldstream Guards. The Guards Division. Killed in action at Lesboeufs on the 15th September 1916. Born in Henfield and enlisted in Lewes. Next of kin, Henfield. Buried in Guards Cemetery, Lesboefs F.374. See also Henfield Village
PENFOLD James
Lance Corporal Tf.320465, 16th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 74th Division. Died of wounds on the 20th September 1918. Husband of Mrs R.Penfold of Nightingale Hall, Henfield. Born in Burgess Hill and enlisted in Brighton. Buried in Doingt Communal Cemetery Extension F.194. See also Henfield Village
PETERS Sidney
Saddler 13242, ‘H’ Battery, The Royal Horse Artillery. Cavalry Division. Killed in action 12th October 1914. Aged 34. Regular. Husband of Alice Mary Peters. Born in Brighton and enlisted in Hyde ??. Buried in Outtersteene Communal Cemetery Extension. F.193. See also Henfield Village
REEVES James [Arthur]
Private 12164, The Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action at Flers 1th July 1916. Born in Burgess Hill and enlisted in Croydon. Next of kin Burgess Hill. Formerly G.4957 The Royal Sussex Regiment. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial. See also Henfield Village
RUFF Ralph Samuel
Private G.16198, 12th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Wounded during the Battalion’s attacks on the Scwhaben Redoubt and died of his wounds on the 18th October 1916. Aged 23. Son of Rolf & Lizzie Ruff of Henfield. Born & enlisted in Brighton. Buried in Varennes Military Cemetery F.41. See also Henfield Village
SCOTT Albert James
Private 52223, 26th Battalion, The Royal Fusiliers 41st Division. Died in Germany during the occupation of the Rhineland 27th February 1919. Aged 34. Son of Mr & Mrs Scott of “The Bell” Inn, Henfield. Husband of Mrs Scott, later remarried, of 5, Gardner Street, Brighton (Cassey). Buried in Cologne Southern Cemetery. Germany. See also Henfield Village
SHEPHERD William Thomas
Private SD.356, 13th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action on the Rue de Bois 30th June 1916. Aged 30. Son of Mr & Mrs John Shepherd of The Old Mill House, Henfield. Born in Hove and enlisted in Eastbourne. Buried in Cabaret Rouge British Cemetery, F.924. See also Henfield Village
SILVERSON Alfred [John]
Stoker 1st Class RFR/PO/IC/494, H.M.S. “Black Prince”, Royal Navy. 1st Cruiser Squadron, The Grand Fleet. Lost with the armoured Cruiser during the Battle of Jutland 31st May 1916. Aged 28. Son of Alfred & Jane Silverson of Henfield Common, Henfield. Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea, MR3. See also Henfield Village
SIMPSON William Horace
Able Seaman J/16745, H.M.S. “Black Prince”, Royal Navy. 1st Cruiser Squadron The Grand Fleet. Lost with the armoured cruiser at the Battle of Jutland, 31st May 1916. Aged 20. Foster son of Mrs M.Bishop of 1, Ship Cottages, Meads, Eastbourne. Eastbourne Town Hall Memorial. Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial MR3. See also Henfield Village
SMITH Herbert Stephen
Sergeant G.4183, 9th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 24th Division. Died of wounds 17th May 1916. Aged 27. Son of Mr & Mrs Thomas Smith of Berwick Station. Husband of Mrs Ethel Alice Smith of “Buckwish” Henfield. Enlisted in Steyning. Buried in Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension F.285. See also Henfield Village
SMITH Howard Valentine
Private 622099, 1st Canadian Mounted Rifles (The Saskatchewan Regiment). 8th Brigade. 3rd Canadian Division. Died of wounds 5th June 1916. Aged 22. Son of Robert & Caroline Smith of Batts, Henfield. Buried in Bedford House Cemetery, Ypres, Belgium. See also Henfield Village
SMITH Sidney Thomas
Private G.16456, 1/4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 53rd Division. Died of wounds 27th January 1918. Aged 19. Son of Mr & Mrs George Smith of ‘Hacketts” Henfield. Enlisted in Horsham. Buried in Ramleh War Memorial Cemetery. Pal 9. See also Henfield Village
SOUTHON William Lewis
Private 51293, 7th Battalion, The Royal Fusiliers. 63rd Royal Naval Division. Killed in action 4th February 1917. Born in Crowborough and enlisted in Hove. Next of kin residents of Henfield. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial MR.21. See also Henfield Village
STERN Leopold Grahame
Lieutenant, 99 Squadron, Independent Air Force, Royal Air Force. Equipped with D.H. 9a’s flying from Tantonville. Shot down during a bombing raid on Mannheim September 26th 1918. Aged 18. Son of L.I. & Lilias M. Stern of “Red Oaks” Henfield. Buried in Chambieres French National Cemetery, Metz. See also Henfield Village
STURT Alfred
Private 40883, 8th Battalion, The Royal Dublin Fusiliers. 16th Irish Division. Killed in action 16th August 1917. Son of Alfred & Louisa Sturt of the High Street, Henfield. Husband of Mrs Kate Sturt, who remarried and moved to Thornton Heath, South London. Born in Shoreham and enlisted in Brighton. Formerly with the Middlesex Regiment. Commemorated on The Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium Mr30. See also Henfield Village
THOMPSETT George
Private 77205, 129th Company, The Labour Corps. Western Front Units. Died of wounds 6th November 1917. Aged 40. Son of Mr & Mrs George Thompsett. Husband of Annie Jane Thompsett of 8, Eastern Terrace, Henfield. Born in Warninglid and enlisted in Hove. Next of kin Henfield. Formerly G.12802 Royal Sussex and C.44740 Royal West Surreys (21st Labour Company) Buried in Dozinghem Military Cemetery, Poperinge, Belgium B16. See also Henfield Village
WADE Harold Walter
Lieutenant, 3rd Brahmans attached to 9th Bhopal Infantry, Ferozepore Brigade, 3rd Indian (Lahore) Division. Killed in action at Ypres 29th October 1914. In the 1911 Census as a 23 year old student, born in Henfield, and living on the High Street in Henfield with his parents Charles Aubrey Wade and Sarah Wade. His father is described as a solicitor, and his signature suggests he was known as Aubrey. There is also a prie-dieu in Henfield Church dedicated to his memory. Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium MR.29. See also Henfield Village
WAKEFORD Edward Francis
Captain, 1/6th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. Died of disease at home 23rd February 1915. Educated at Hurstpierpoint College (Chapel Memorial). Also Brighton Memorial & St.Peters Memorial Book. Next of kin, Henfield and Brighton Buried in Henfield Cemetery. See also Henfield Village
WAKLEY Frank [Charles]
Private G.2153, 9th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 24th Division. Killed in action at Loos 28th September 1915. Son of Mr & Mrs Wakley of Wantley Cottages, Henfield. Born in Compton, West Sussex and enlisted in Steyning. Commemorated on The Loos Memorial MR.19. See also Henfield Village
WELLING Wilfred Wyndham
Able Seaman Sussex 2/280, ‘Anson’ Battalion, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. 63rd Royal Naval Division. Killed in action near Arras 28th May 1917. Aged 24. Son of Walter Wyndham & Alice Maud Welling of 284 Ditchling Road, Brighton. Native of Henfield. Also on Brighton Memorial and in St. Peters Memorial Book under Seamen Royal Navy. Buried in Orchard Dump Cemetery, Arleux en Gohelle F.777. See also Henfield Village
WELLS Archibald
Private S.2154, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Killed in action at Bazentin le Petit 20th August 1916. Aged 22. Son of Mr.Wells and Mrs Ruth Wells of 14, Mount Pleasant, Henfield. Born in Henfield and enlisted in Brighton. Reservist. Footman. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial MR.21. See also Henfield Village
WHITING [Albert] Henry
Private G.17927, 12th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action at Beaucourt Ridge 3rd September 1916. Born in Falmer and enlisted in Steyning. Buried in Aveluy Wood Cemetery, F.252. See also Henfield Village
WING James John
Gunner 90726, Number 2 Depot, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died at home 4th December 1918. Aged 42. Husband of Mrs M. A. Wing of 1, South View, Henfield. Buried in Henfield Cemetery. See also Henfield Village

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