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HENFIELD VILLAGE WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Mick Tilley 2013
additional infromation and research Adrian Vieler

In addition to the plaque in the parish church (already transcribed), Henfield has a War Memorial on the corner of Cagefoot Lane. This consists of a granite cross and two granite tablets affixed to the wall of the Comrades Club. The names differ slightly from those in the church – an additional 17 names are given below. Furthermore, the War Memorial lists 24 names of those who died in World War II – 14 of these are listed on a separate plaque in the church.

In addition, a hand-crafted Roll Of Honour in St Peter's church lists the names of those who died in World War I. This complements the War Memorial and the stone plaque but also gives a little bit more information for some of the dead as noted below.

In addition, a hand-crafted Roll Of Honour in St Peter's church lists the names of those who died in World War I. This complements the War Memorial and the stone plaque but also gives a little bit more information for some of the dead as noted below. Furthermore, the War Memorial lists 24 names of those who died in World War II – 14 of these are listed on a separate plaque in the church.

Photograph Copyright © Mick Tilley 2013

IN REMEMBRANCE OF
THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
ROLL OF HONOUR WORLD WAR I
1914 – 1918

ALBURY
James
Leading Seaman William James Albury or Albery (6486/A) of the Royal Naval Reserve, H.M. Trawler Euripides. He was born on 6th May 1894 in West Chiltington, Sussex, and died on 11th July 1918 aged 24. He is buried in Brighton & Preston Cemetery, Hartington Road, Brighton, Sussex, in grave P. 735. He was the son of James and Mary Albury and the husband of Lucy Hannah Albury of 34 Laurel Row, Brighton.

[Source: CWGC; "Royal Navy and Royal Marine War Graves Roll, 1914-1919"; GRO Birth Index; 1901 Census]

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 Alliss 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
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
BALDEY
Charles [William]
Corporal 39955, 1/21st Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. He was born in Brighton, Sussex, in 1898 and was killed in action on 25th August 1918 aged 21. He is recorded on the Vis-En-Artois Memorial, France, on Panel 6. He lived in Fulking, Sussex, and enlisted in Chichester, Sussex. He was the son of Maria Eliza Baldey of High Croft, Nep Tower, Henfield, and the late Charles Baldey.

[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"; GRO Birth Index; 1911 Census]

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
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. Born in 1890. Son of George & Ellen Banfield of Henfield. Buried in Henfield Cemetery See also Henfield
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
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
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.
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
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
BRISTOW
Harry
Private Harry Bristow (15856) of the Dorsetshire Regiment, 6th Battalion. He was born in Henfield in 1893 and died of wounds on 5th May 1916 aged 22. He is buried in Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France, in grave II. D. 19. He enlisted in Weymouth, Dorset, and was the son of John and Jemima Ann Bristow of Windsor Ash, Nailsworth, Gloucestershire.

[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"; GRO Birth Index]

BROWNLOW
Lionel
Second Lieutenant William Lionel Brownlow of the Northumberland Fusiliers. He was killed in action on 9th May 1915 aged 18 and is buried in St. Vaast Post Military Cemetery, Richebourg-L'Avoue, France, in grave I. E. 6. He was the son of Brig. Gen. D'Arcy Charles Brownlow and Mabel Laura Brownlow of 58 Wilbury Road, Hove, Sussex. He was educated at Marlborough College and the Royal Military College, Sandhurst.

[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"]

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
BURCHETT
Cecil
Private Cecil Burchett (62137) of the Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment), 12th Battalion. He was born in Slinfold, Sussex, and was killed in action on 14th June 1917 aged 21. He is recorded on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, France, on Panel 6 and 8. He enlisted in Chelsea and was the son of Cuthbert and Sarah Burchett of 8 Holland's Road, Henfield.

[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"]

BURDOCK
Albert
[Recorded in error on Henfield War Memorial as a casualty of WW2] Private 60306, 9th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry); Formerly 72906 RAMC. Killed in action in Flanders on 3rd December 1917. Aged 20, born in Chaddesden, Derby. The son of William & Elizabeth Burdock, latterly of Chestham Cottages, Chestham Park, Henfield. Commemorated on The Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium.
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
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
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

Photograph Copyright © Patty Gibb 2014

COPPARD
Stephen

(only appears on the Roll of Honour) Probably Private Stephen Coppard (S/124) of the Royal Sussex Regiment, 2nd Battalion. He was born in Mountfield, Sussex, and was killed in action on 30th October 1914 while serving in the British Expeditionary Force. He is recorded on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, France, on Panel 20. He enlisted in Eastbourne.

[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"]

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
DAVEY
John
Private 21401, 2nd Battalion, The Hampshire Regiment. 29th Division. Killed in action 9th August 1916. Born in Billingshurst, lived in Henfield and enlisted in Brighton. Son of Peter and Caroline Davey. Formerly with the Royal Sussex Regiment.(G.7386). Buried in Potijze Burial Ground Cemetery. See also Henfield
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
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
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
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
FLINT
Hedley
Private 55573, 33rd Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps. 11th Division. Killed in action on the Somme 8th September 1916. Born in Pyecombe 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
FRANK
Robert
Lieutenant Robert James Brownlow Frank of the Royal Sussex Regiment, 1st/4th Battalion. Born in Worthing, Sussex, he died of wounds on 6th June 1916 aged 28 and is buried in Ismailia War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt, in grave B. 45. He was the son of Robert John and Lucy Maud Frank of Jolesfield House, Partridge Green, Sussex. He was educated at St. Ronan’s, Worthing, and Haileybury College. He joined 1st/4th Battalion in 1912 and served at Suvla Bay till the evacuation.

[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"; 1911 Census]

FUNNELL
Jack
Private Jack Funnell (L/10734) of the Royal Sussex Regiment, 2nd Battalion. He was born in Brighton and died of wounds on 2nd May 1916 aged 19. He is buried in Noeux-Les-Mines Communal Cemetery, France, in grave I. M. 12. He enlisted in Brighton and was the son of Richard and Sarah Ann Funnell of The Rosary, Blackstone, Woodmancote, Henfield.

[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"; 1911 Census]

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
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
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
HARWOOD
Percy
Lieutenant Percy Gregory Shelley Harwood of the Royal Sussex Regiment, 1st/4th Battalion. He died of wounds on 31st December 1917 aged 23 and is buried in Jerusalem War Cemetery, Israel, in grave S. 43. He was the son of Campbell De Morgan Harwood and Annie Teasdale Harwood of Henfield.

[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"]

Note: The remains of a stone commemorating Percy Harwood have been incorporated into the path leading from the road to the church entrance.

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
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
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
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
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
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
KNAPP
Charles
Private Charles Knapp (L/10374) of the Royal Sussex Regiment, 2nd Battalion. He was born in Shermanbury, Sussex, and was killed in action on 17th May 1916. He is buried in St. Patrick'S Cemetery, Loos, France, in grave III. L. 3. He enlisted in Chichester.

[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"]

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. 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
LINFIELD
Frederick
Private Frederick Linfield (G/12648) of The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment), 2nd Battalion. He was born in Goring-on-Sea, Sussex, and was killed in action on 2nd April 1917 aged 30. He is buried in Croisilles British Cemetery, France, in grave IV. C. 30. He lived in Shermanbury, Sussex, and enlisted in Hove, Sussex. He was the son of George and Katherine Linfield of Wakeland's Farm Cottage, Moor Lane, Ringmer, Sussex.

[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"; 1911 Census]

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
MCGREGOR
Albert [William]
Corporal L/7814, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action on 9th September 1916 aged 32. Born in Lymington, Hants, the son of Mrs. A. A. McGregor, of Southsea, a serving police officer in Henfield. Buried Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval. Plot IX.Row D. Grave 21. Also commemorated on Horsham Police Station Memorial Tablet..

[Source: Adrian Vieler]

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
MUZZALL
Frank
Private Frank Muzzall (L/7584) of the Royal Sussex Regiment, 2nd Battalion. He was born in Henfield in 1885 and was killed in action on 13th November 1914 while serving in the British Expeditionary Force aged 29. He is recorded on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, France, on Panel 20. He enlisted in Chichester and was the son of Edward and Mary Muzzall of Adur Cottages, Henfield, and the husband of Mrs. Rose Emily Muzzall of 66 Elder Street, Brighton.

[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"; GRO Birth Index; 1911 Census]

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
PIERCE
Albert
Driver Albert Pierce (42686) of the Corps of Royal Engineers, 77th Field Company. He was born in Blackstone, Sussex, and died of wounds on 19th December 1915 aged 19. He is buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium, in grave II. B. 12A. He lived in Henfield and enlisted in Guildford, Surrey. He was the son of George and Alice Pierce of Blackstone, Henfield.

[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"]

PRYKE
Richard
Private Richard Pryke (S/6931) of The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment), 2nd Battalion. He was born in Battersea, Surrey, and was killed in action on 30th October 1914 aged 33. He is buried in Harlebeke New British Cemetery, Belgium, in grave XVIII. D. 2. He lived in Henfield. Sussex and enlisted in Battersea. He was the husband of Ethel Maud Pryke of Red Oaks Cottages, Henfield.

[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"]

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
REEVES
William
Gunner William Reeves (41534) of the Royal Garrison Artillery. He died on 16th December 1919 aged 23 and is buried in Henfield Cemetery in Grave I. 85. He was the son of James and Ruth Manvill Reeves,of Martins Row, Henfield.

[Source: CWGC]

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
WAKEFORD
Edward Franis
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
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
WEBB
Harold [Russell]
[“Harold Russell” on the Roll of Honour] Sergeant 21231, 10th Battalion, Canadian (Alberta Regiment), previously in the Royal Sussex Regiment and Queen’s Royal Westminster Rifles. Farmer. Killed on 15th August 1917 aged 26. Born in London on 18th October 1890. Son of Mrs Francis W. Webb of London. Commemorated on The Vimy Memorial.
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
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
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
WHITING
George
Private George Cottingham Whiting (L/8355) of the Royal Sussex Regiment, D Company, 2nd Battalion. He was born in Lewes and died on 4th April 1916 aged 28. He is buried in Calais Southern Cemetery, France, in Plot C, Row 2, Grave 4. He enlisted in Brighton and was the son of William and Jane Whiting of Henfield.

[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"]

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
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BACKHOUSE
Colin
Sub-Lieutenant Colin Julius Backhouse of the Royal Navy, H.M.S. Sea Serpent. He died on 21st July 1944 aged 21 and is recorded on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, U.K., on Panel 81, Column 1. He was the son of Julius Basil and Mary Gladys Backhouse of Henfield.

[Source: CWGC]

BLAKEY
Hugh
Leading Airman Hugh Gordon Blakey (FX/89586) of the Royal Navy, H.M.S. Kestrel. He died on 11th May 1942 aged 19 and is buried in Chippenham (London Road) Cemetery, U.K., in Section 1, Row G, Grave 1. He was the son of Gordon Wood Blakey and May Blakey of Woodmancote, Henfield.

[Source: CWGC]

Note: H.M.S. Kestrel was a Royal Naval Air Station and General Service Establishment at Worthy Down, near Winchester.

BLAKISTON
Roger
Trooper John Roger Michael Blakiston (14262806) of the Royal Armoured Corps, 1st Northamptonshire Yeomanry. He was born in Somerset and died on 16th December 1944 aged 21. He is buried in Schoonselhof Cemetery, Belgium, in grave V. D. 9. He lived in Reading and was the son of Wilfrid Robert Louis and Mary Gilmore Blakiston of Henfield.

[Source: CWGC; "Army Roll of Honour, 1939-1945"]

BOOKER
Brian
Third Radio Officer Brian Gray Booker of the Merchant Navy, S.S. Coimbra (London). He died on 14th January 1942 aged 17 and is recorded on the Tower Hill Memorial, U.K., on Panel 31. He was the son of W. H. T. and D. Erma Booker of Henfield.

[Source: CWGC]

Note: The tanker S.S. Coimbra was torpedoed just off New York with the loss of 36 lives (see http://uboat.net/allies/merchants/ships/1251.html).

BROWNING
Mark
Corporal Harry Mark Browning (5346196) of the Royal Berkshire Regiment (Princess Charlotte of Wales'), 5th Battalion. He was born in Sussex and died on 11th April 1944 aged 31. He is buried in Henfield Cemetery in Section I, Grave 48. He lived in Sussex and was the son of Mark Henry and Alice Frances Browning of Henfield and the husband of Grace Frances Browning of Henfield.

[Source: CWGC; "Army Roll of Honour, 1939-1945"]

BURGESS
Simon
Private Simon Peter Burgess (D/34367) of the Royal Sussex Regiment. He was born in Northampton and died on 5th March 1943 aged 46. He is buried in Henfield Cemetery in Section F, Grave 50. He lived in Sussex and was the husband of Bessie Martha Burgess of Henfield.

[Source: CWGC; "Army Roll of Honour, 1939-1945"]

CHECKSFIELD
Alfred
Lance Sergeant Alfred Checksfield (6397259) of the Royal Sussex Regiment, 2nd Battalion. He was born in Kent and died on 23rd May 1940 aged 27. He is buried in Esquelmes War Cemetery, Belgium, in grave VI. B. 29. He lived in Sussex and was the son of William George and Sarah Checksfield and the husband of Hilda Rose Checksfield of Henfield.

[Source: CWGC; "Army Roll of Honour, 1939-1945"]

COX
Ernest [Frank]

Gunner 5494231, 76 Anti-Tank Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died in action 27th October 1942 in Egypt. Aged 33. Son of William Joseph and Mary Sophia Cox. Husband of Amy Gertrude Cox (née Dale) of Henfield. Buried at El Alamein Cemetery, Egypt. Plot VI. Row B. Grave 22.

[Source: Adrian Vieler]

CULLUM
Noel
Indian Captain Noel William Aubrey Cullum of the Royal Indian Army Service Corps. He died on 6th June 1941 aged 34 and was cremated at Brighton (Woodvale) Borough Crematorium, U.K., and recorded on Panel 1. He was the son of Arthur Ernest and Maude Alice Cullum of Henfield and the husband of Ivy Hilda Cullum.

[Source: CWGC]

EDWARDS
Sidney

Private Sydney Edwards (5619318) of the Devonshire Regiment, 2nd Battalion. He was born in Devonshire and died on 24th March 1942 aged 23. He is buried in Pembroke Military Cemetery, Malta, in Coll. grave 1. 3. 19. He lived in Exeter and was the son of Ernest S. and Ellen Effie Edwards of Henfield.

[Source: CWGC; "Army Roll of Honour, 1939-1945"]

EVANS
Hector
Lance Bombardier 5497942, 2/1 Maritime Regiment, Royal Artillery & DEMS. Died in action 5th June 1942 on S.S. Elysia off Durban, Africa. Aged 27. Son of Edward and Emily Evans. Husband of Ivy Evans (née Buckle). Commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial. Ref: Panel 71. Col 3.

[Source: CWGC; "Army Roll of Honour, 1939-1945"]

FIELD
Ronald
Stoker 1st Class Ronald Edward Field (P/KX 85424) of the Royal Navy, H.M.M.L. 190. He died on 5th August 1941 aged 25 and is buried in Lowestoft (Beccles Road) Cemetery, U.K., in Section 15A, Grave 271. He was the son of Edward Percy and May Ruth Field of Henfield.

[Source: CWGC]

FREEMAN
Peter
Driver Peter John Freeman (T/6401488) of the Royal Army Service Corps. He was born in Sussex and died on 25th December 1943 aged 23. He is buried in Johannesburg (West Park) Cemetery, South Africa, in Mil. Sec. Grave 130. He lived in Sussex and was the son of Peter and Dorothy Freeman of Lancing, Sussex.

[Source: CWGC; "Army Roll of Honour, 1939-1945"]

GOLDS
Jack
Leading Stoker Harry Jack Golds (P/KX 119408) of the Royal Navy, H.M.S. Ripley. He died on 1st November 1943 aged 43 and is recorded on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, U.K., on Panel 77, Column 3. He was the husband of Florence Mary Golds of Henfield.

[Source: CWGC]

KING
Frank
Leading Wireman Frank William King (C/MX 97170) of the Royal Navy, H.M.S. Vestal. He died on 26th July 1945 aged 30 and is recorded on the Chatham Naval Memorial, U.K. He was the son of Edward John and Emma King of Henfield.

[Source: CWGC]

Note: The minesweeper H.M.S. Vestal was sunk by a Japanese kamikaze aircraft off Phuket, Siam (see http://uboat.net/allies/warships/ship/3780.html).

MARROWS
Basil
Warrant Officer Basil Marrows (905358) of the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 464 (R.A.A.F.) Squadron. He died on 6th December 1942 aged 32 and is buried in Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery, Netherlands, in Plot JJ. Coll. grave 141-146. He was the son of Arthur Robert and Ruth Marrows and the husband of Aurelia Marrows of Henfield.

[Source: CWGC]

MEATYARD
Michael
Pilot Officer Michael James Meatyard (139376) of the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. He died on 7th May 1943 aged 19 and is buried in Henfield Cemetery in Section F, Grave 33. He was the son of Edward Hannam and Violet Irene Joan Meatyard of Shoreham-by-Sea.

[Source: CWGC; GRO Birth Index]

NEWMAN
Leon
Marine Leon Malchus Newman (EX/2919) of the Royal Marines. He died on 9th November 1941 and is buried in Henfield Cemetery in Section B.B, Grave 68. He was the son of George and Mary Newman of Henfield.

[Source: CWGC]

ORTON
Michael
Sub-Lieutenant Michael Swaffield Orton of the Royal Navy, H.M. Submarine P.48. He died on 5th January 1943 aged 23 and is recorded on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, U.K., on Panel 73, Column 1. He was the son of Charles James Swaffield Orton and of Aileen Marjorie Orton of Henfield.

[Source: CWGC]

Note: H.M. Submarine P.48 was sunk with all hands after being depth charged while attacking an Italian convoy in the Gulf of Tunis (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_P48_(1942)).

RAYMENT
Walter
Sergeant Walter Benedict Rayment (751840) of the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 61 Squadron, was an Air Gunner. He died on 5th October 1940 aged 26 and is buried in Henfield Cemetery in Section L, Grave 57. He was the son of Albert George and Ellen Mary Rayment of Henfield.

[Source: CWGC]

VINALL
James
Flying Officer James William Vinall (169518) DFM, of the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 214 Squadron, was a Flight Engineer. He died on 17th March 1945 aged 40 and is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery, Germany, in grave 9. H. 1. He was the son of James William and Fanny Vinall and the husband of Laurie Evelyn Vinall of Rottingdean, Sussex. He was twice Mentioned in Despatches.

[Source: CWGC]

WENHAM
Denis
Gunner Dennis Claude Wenham (1427480) of the Royal Artillery, 9 Coast Regiment. He died on 9th April 1947 aged 36 and is buried in Henfield Cemetery in Section J, Grave 35. He was the son of Walter Henry and Mary Ann Wenham and the husband of Florence Clara May Wenham of Hove.

[Source: CWGC]

WHELAN
Richard
Major Richard Percy Whelan (34947) of the Royal Northumberland Fusiliers. He was born in Eire and died on 31st October 1944 aged 38. He is buried in Nederweert War Cemetery, Netherlands, in grave II. A. 5. He lived in Kent and was the son of Percy Scott and Edythe Laura Whelan of Henfield. He was Mentioned in Despatches

[Source: CWGC; "Army Roll of Honour, 1939-1945"]

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