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World War 1- Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Transcribed and Researched Chris Comber 2004

Heyshott is a hamlet near Midhurst. The names of the 14 local men lost in 1914/18 are carried on a stained glass window on the South side of St. James's Church There are five burials in the Churchyard. Sapper Nutley in not included on the Memorial.



Private TF.320203, 16th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 74th Division. Died of wounds in Military hospital in Egypt 10th November 1917. Aged 22. Son of Edmund & Fanny Batchelor of Brickyard Cottage, Ebernoe. Born in Petworth & enlisted in Brighton. Buried in Kantara War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt 3.


Hugh Frank

Private L.9064, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Killed in action on the Somme 17th August 1916. Regular soldier. Born in Felpham & enlisted in Chichester. Son of Mr & Mrs Beer of Felpham. Included on Felpham Parish Church W.M. & Bognor Regis W.M Hospital. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial MR.21.



Private 48726, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died of sickness 2nd August 1920. Aged 37. Son of Harry & Sarah Boswell. Husband of Rose Elizabeth Boswell of Newells Cottage, Heyshot. Born in Cocking. Buried in Heyshott Churchyard.



Private TF.265596, 'D' Company, 2/6th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. India. Died of Influenza in India 21st October 1918. Aged 33. Son of Mr & Mrs James Daughtry of Copse Cottage, Hayshott. Born in Heyshott & enlisted in Horsham. Buried in Lahore Cantonment Cemetery & Commemorated on The Karachi Memorial, Pakistan. MR.67


Frank William

Private TF.2618, 1/4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 53rd Division. Died of enteric fever on the way home from Gallipoli in a hospital ship and buried at sea 15th October 1915. Son of Mr & Mrs William Daughtry. Gardener to Mr Fisher-Unwin of "Oatscroft" Heyshott. Born in Heyshott & enlisted in Horsham. Commemorated on The Hollybrook Memorial, Southampton MR.40



Private 16181, 3rd Battaltion, The Royal Fusiliers. 50th Division. Died of wounds 3rd May 1915. Born in Sutton, W. Sussex & enlisted in Houghton near Amberley. Included on Amberley War Memorial.. Buried in Poperinghe Old Military Cemetery, Belgium B. 151


William Ernest

Officers Cook 2nd Class L.3281, H. M. Monitor No.15, Royal Navy. Died on active service in Egypt 17th February 1917. Aged 22. Son of William & Madelaine Lockyear of 3, The Cottage, School Lane, Heyshott. Buried in Ismailia War Memorial Cemetery,Egypt.



Staff/Sgt. S/22613, Royal Army Service Corps Died 25th March 1920. Aged 36. Son of John & Alice Miles. Regular soldier with 18 years Service. Buried in Heyshott Churchyard



Driver 130230, 'D' Battery, 63rd. Brigade, The Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 3rd December 1917. Aged 42. Husband of Mary Frances Simkin of 163, Boundrey Road, Wood Green, North London. Son of Edward & Louisa Simkin of The Red House, West Wickham, Cambridgeshire. Enlisted in Midhurst. Commemorated on. The Cambrai Memorial MR.17


Gilbert Edgar

Rifleman 652155, 1/21st London Regiment (Surrey Rifles). 56th Division. Killed in action near Arras 10th December 1917. Aged 34. Son of Charles William & Mary Faith Smith of Heyshott. Born in Heyshott & enlisted in Camberwell. Next of kin, Peckham,South London. Commemorated on The Arras Memorial. MR. 20



Private G.13076 7th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 12th Division. Died of Wounds (Gas) 14th February 1919. Aged 41. Son of James & Jane West. Husband of Mabel West of Heyshott. Served in South Africa. Born in Heyshott. Buried in Heyshott Churchyard


Herbert George

Rifleman TR10/2527, 21st Battalion, The Rifle Brigade. Died 14th July 1917. Son of Mr & Mrs George Wrapson of 132, Coldharbour Lane, Heyshott. Buried in Heyshott Churchyard



Rifleman 5529, 1st Battalion, The Rifle Brigade. 4th Division. Killed in action at Ypres 13th October 1917. Born in Hampstead, Middlesex. Enlisted in Petworth. Resident of Hampstead. Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium MR.30.


Richard Snowden

Sapper 878, 2nd Home Counties Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died at home 7th July 1919. Aged 36. Son of Richard & Elizabeth Nutley of Hayle Lane, Heyshott. Buried in Heyshott Churchyard

20 May 2004

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