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HUNSTON WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Chris Comber 2008

Hunston is a small hamlet near to Mundham. The memorial is to be found at the entrance to St. Leodegars, Parish Church, Chruch Lane, Hunston, and takes the form of a wooden gate with a pitched tiled roof erected on four wooden pillars with stone tablets set into adjoining wall bearing the names and inscription. There are six names for World War 1 and 12 for World War 2. The memorial was unveiled and dedicated by the Archdeacon of Chichester 26th June 1920.

Photographs Copyright © Chris Comber 2008

THIS LYCH GATE WAS ERECTED
IN EVER GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THE MEN
FROM THIS PARISH , WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
FOR KING AND COUNTRY IN THE GREAT WAR
1914-1918

ALLEN

Matthew

Chief Boatswain, HMS “Vivid”, Royal Navy. Died at home 18 July 1917. Aged 53. Husband of Edith Ellen Allen of “Balmoral” Canada Grove, Bognor. Buried in Ford Park Cemetery Plymouth

HOARE

William

Private G/4612, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Killed in action 13 December 1915. Aged 17. Son of George & Ellen Hoare of New Cottages, Hunston. Born in Hunston and enlisted in Chichester. Commemorated on The Loos Memorial

LEACH

William

Private SD/3163, 13th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action 19 June 1917 Aged 41. Son of Mr & Mrs Beeden of Chichester. Husband of Mrs E. Leach of Cleveland Road, Chichester. Born in Hunston and enlisted in Hastings. Buried in Poperinghe New Military Cemetery

LEACH

George

Rifleman TF/330551, 1/8th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. 54th Division. “C” Company. Killed in action in Palestine at the Third battle of Gaza 2. November 1917. Aged 19. Son of Mr & Mrs George Leach of 14, Kingsham Road, Chichester. Enlisted in Newport, Isle of Wight. Buried in Gaza War Cemetery, Palestine.

STUBBS

Henry

Rifleman 3661, 2nd Battalion, Rifle Brigade. 1st Division. “A” Company. Died of wounds 13 March 1915. Aged 23. Son of George & Emily Stubbs of Kipson Bank, Hunston. Born in Chichester and enlisted in Portsmouth. Buried in Merville Communal Cemetery

TALMAN

Frederick

Lance Corporal G/24230, 10th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment. 41st Division. Killed in action near Ypres 9 August 1917. Formerly with the Royal Fusiliers. Born in Birdham and enlisted in Chichester. Resident of Hunston. Buried in Voormezeele Enclosure No 1 & 2 Belgium

IN EVER GRATEFUL MEMORY OF
THE MEN FROM THIS PARISH WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR
KING AND COUNTRY IN THE WORLD WAR 1939-1945

BROOKS

Harry

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FOGDEN

Nolan William Wensley

Gunner. 98th Field Regiment (The Sussex & Surrey Yeomanry), Royal Artillery. Killed in action in France between 27 May and 4 June 1940. Aged 20. Son of Thomas Percival & Olive Fogden of Hunston Buried in Lille Southern Cemetery

FOGDEN

John Henry Wreford

Corporal Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died at home 2 August 1941. Aged 19. Son of Henry Upton and Eva Fogden of Chichester. Buried in St. Stephens Churchyard Extension North Mundham

GINMAN

Harry

Gunner, 89 Battery, 35th Light A.A. Regiment. Captured at Singapore taken to Japan and died in captivity 28 December 1942. Aged 38. Son of William James & Henrietta Emily Ginman of Portfield. Husband of Hilda Grace Ginman of Portfield. Buried in Yokohama War Cemetery, Japan.

HILL

William

No further information currently available

HUNT

William

No further information currently available

JESTICO

Stanley William

Sergeant, Royal Army Service Corps attached 507th Infantry Brigade. Killed in action in Normandy 25 July 1944. Aged 25. Son of Harry & Clara Alice Jestico of Hunston. Buried in Ranville War Cemetery

MIDDLETON

James Harold

Driver, Royal Army Service Corps. Died at home 11 December 1944. Aged 43. Son of James William & Elizabeth Betsy Middleton of Chichester. Husband of Sophia Matilda Middleton. Buried in Chichester Cemetery

SPARKES

George

No further information currently available

STUBBS

Arthur William

Private, 2nd Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. B.E.F. Killed in action at Dunkirk 31 May 1940. Aged 33 Commemorated on The Dunkirk Memorial

TURNER

John

Killed on the airfield at Tangmere. No further information currently available

VOKE

Harold Frank

Trooper, 5th (3rd Tower Hamlets Rifles), Reconnaissance Corps, R.A.C. Killed in action in Sicily 5 August 1943. Aged 25. Son of Charles George & Elizabeth Georgina Voke. Husband of Phyllis Marguerite Voke of Hunston. Buried in Catania War Cemetery, Sicily

Last updated 31 December, 2008

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