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LINCH WAR MEMORIAL

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Compiled and copyright © Transcribed & Researched Chris Comber 2004

Small Hamlet just north of Iping and Chithurst. No Memorial in the Church of St. Luke but there is a memorial cross that stands on a little green 300 yards north of the turning to Milland. The Memorial includes the small areas of Redford and Wardley. 10 men recorded with Surnames and Christian names only.

1914-1918

BLACKWELL

Ernest Albert

Lance Corporal G/1620, 9th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 24th Division. Killed in action near Wulvergham 14 March 1916. Aged 22. Born in Crudwell, Wiltshire and enlisted in Midhurst. Son of Mr and Mrs Blackwell of Crudwell. Resident near Chithurst Buried in White House Cemetery, Ypres, Belgium B 101

BULPITT

Charles

Lance Corporal 12881, 14th Battalion, The Hampshire Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action near Beaucourt 3 September 1916. Aged 22. Son of Mr and Mrs H Bulpitt of Stedham. Born in Linch and enlisted in Portsmouth. Included on Iping Parish Church W M. Buried in Serre Road Cemetery No 2 F 1890/2

COURTNAGE

William James

Private 27091, 24th Battalion, The Royal Fusiliers. 2nd Division. Died of Wounds 21 April 1917. Born in Linch and enlisted in Horsham. Resident of Redford near Linch. Buried in St Leger British Cemetery F 616

DUDMAN

Charles

Private G/19527, 12th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action at Polygon Wood 25 September 1917. Aged 25 Son of John and Harriett Dudman of Upper Vining, Easebourne. Born in Easebourne and enlisted in Chichester. Included on Easebourne Parish W M. Buried in Hooge Crater Cemetery, Zillebeke, Belgium B 112

LANE

John Walter

Private 20206, 5th Battalion, The Wiltshire Regiment. 13th Division, Mesopotamia. Died of wounds 14 April 1916. Aged 20. Son of Harry and Emily Lane of Wardley Cottages, Linch. Born in Little Marlow, Bucks and enlisted in Chichester. Formerly with The Royal Artillery. Buried in Basra War Cemetery Iraq

MILLS

Albert Stephen

Lance Corporal G/1000, 3rd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. Died at home 14 December 1915. Aged 19. Son of Mrs Eva Boxall of Wardley Marsh, Linch. Buried in St Luke’s Churchyard, Linch.

PADBURY

William

Private G/579, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Killed in action near Cuinchy 8 February 1915. Aged 25. Born in Warwick and enlisted in Midhurst. Son of Thomas and Mary Padbury. Commemorated on The Le Touret Memorial MR 22

TERRY

George William

Driver T/455248, Royal Army Service Corps. Died after the War 10 February 1921. Aged 25. Son of Mr and Mrs G Terry of Redford Farm, Linch. Buried in St Luke’s Churchyard Linch.

TERRY

Percy William

Officers Steward 3rd Class L/6347, H.M.S. “Hampshire”, Royal Navy. Lost when the Cruiser was mined off the Orkneys 5 June 1916. Aged 19. Son of Mr and Mrs William Terry of Redford Farm, Woolbeding near Iping. Commemorated on The Plymouth Naval Memorial MR 2

WEST

Albert

Private TR G/6010, 52nd Battalion, The Bedfordshire Regiment attached 26th Training Battalion. Died at Home 8 May 1917. Aged 18. Son of Mr West and Mrs A West of Hooklands Farm, Redford Enlisted in Chichester. Buried in All Saints Churchyard, Dovercourt

22 July 2004

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