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World War 1 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Brian White 2013

There is a very unusual roll of honour, a wooden board listing employees of John Eede Butt & Sons in Littlehampton and Brighton. Travis Arnold, later Travis Perkins, Pier Road, Littlehampton, later took over the site. The wooden roll of honour dedicated to the memory of men employed by timber merchant and importer John Eede Butt and Sons at yards in Littlehampton and Brighton takes the form of a wooden plaque, listing the names of 21 who served and returned or died fighting in the war, and has been fixed to the wall of the Littlehampton’s Look and Sea Centre, at Fisherman’s Quay, on the site of the old Butts’ yard. It was made by the artist Eric Gill, whose many other commissions included designing the Stations of the Cross in Westminster Abbey. The names here have been sorted into alphabetical order for ease of reading and research. It was unveiled at its new site by Town mayor Jill Long, and the vicar of St Mary’s Church, Fr Roger Caswell, led the brief service of dedication, which was also attended by trustees of Look and Sea, and Roy Coltrup and Brian White, who saved the memorial from ending up on a rubbish tip in the 1970's. Details in the Littlehampton Gazette 25 November 1914.

Photographs Copyright © Brian White 2013




Driver, Army Service Corps


George Malleson

Army Service Corps. Died in 1936 in Hove, Sussex, after the cessation of World War 1. Baptised 6 October 1880 in Hove, Sussex, son of George Weller and Mary Louisa Butt. In the 1881 census he was newborn, born Hove, Sussex, son of George W and May L Butt, resident 27, Wilbury Road, Hove, Steyning, Sussex. In the 1891 census he was a boarder, aged 10, born brighton, Sussex, a scholar, boarding at Cromwell Road, Hove, Steyning, Sussex. In the 1901 census he was aged 20, born Hove,Sussex, Undergraduate at Cambridge, son of George W and May L Butt, resident Wilbury, Beach Road, Littlehampton, East Preston, Sussex. In the 1911 census he was aged 30, born Hove,Sussex, a Timber Merchant, son of Walter Weller and Mary Lousia Butt, resident Wilbury, 25, Beach Road, Littlehampton, Sussex.


Charles Frederick
Private TF/200329, "D" Company, 1st/4th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 34th Division. Died of wounds in military hospital in Rouen 2 August 1918. Aged 28. Born in Littlehampton and enlisted in Arundel. Son of William and Annie Chitty of 29, Duke Street, Littlehampton. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Section Q. Plot III. Row C. Grave 3. See also Littlehampton



Private, Royal Garrison Artillery



Private, Royal Sussex Regiment. Died after the war October to December 1950 in Worthing Registration District, Sussex. Aged 58. Born 11 April 1892. Baptised 13 May 1892 in Littlehampton, son of Susan Davie. In the 1901 census he was aged 8, born Littlehampton, Sussex, a scholar, grandson of William and Judith Ann Davie, son of Elizabeth S Davie (unmarried), resident 2, Church Street, Littlehampton, East Preston, Sussex. In the 1911 census he was aged 18, born Littlehampton, Sussex, a Machinist Labourer, grandson of Judith A Davie (a widow), son of Susan Elizabeth Davie (unmarried), resident 2, Church Street, Littlehampton, Sussex. Married Nora E Burtenshaw January to March Quarter 1929 in East Preston Registration District, Sussex. In the 1939 Register he was a Sawyer (Circular) Heavy Worker, married to Nora E Davie, resident 1 Beaconsfield Road, Wick, Littlehampton U.D., Sussex.



Corporal, Army Service Corps


Henry James

[Private] Lance Corporal (unpaid) 200582 [formerly 2385], 4th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Died after the war ended. In the 1901 census he was aged 3, born Littlehampton, Sussex, son of Henry J and Elizabeth Denyer, resident 19, Dorset Road, Littlehampton, East Preston, Sussex. In the 1911 census he was aged 17, born Littlehampton, a Timber Clerk, son of Henry James and Elizabeth Denyer, resident 6 Bayford Road, Littlehampton, Sussex. Attested 9 October 1914 in Littlehampton, aged 20 years 8 months, a Clerk by trade, born Littlehampton, single, fresh complexion, hazel eyes, black hair, religious denomination Baptist/Congregationalist. Embodied as Private 9 October 1914, posted 31 October 1914, appointed Paid Acting Corporal 31 October 1918, admitted to No. 48 Casualty Cearing Station 24 September 1918, with woundsreverted to unpaid Lance Corporal 28 November 1918, posted 24 December 1918, disembodied on demobilization 18 March 1919, resident 45, Victoria Terrace, Littlehampton from 8 May 1919, employed by John Eede Butt & Sons, Pier Road, Littlehampton, as a Clerk. Served with the Mediterannean Expeditionary Force (M.E.F.) 1 July 1915 to 16 June 1918, embarked Devonport 17 July 1915, dismebarked Port Said 4 August 1915 encamped Alexandria 5 August 1915, embarked H.M.T. "Canada" 17 August 1915 for Gallipoli, admitted to Field Ambulance, Gallipoli, 5 October 1915 with Gastritis, admitted Kasir-el-Aimj with enteritis at Cairo 10 October 1915, embarked for Cyprus from Alexandria 4 November 1915, encamped Camp Polymedia, Cyorus 6 Niovember 1915, sailed aboard "Osmanich" from Cyprus, disembarked Alexandria 3 March 1916, rejoined unit at El Azab 19 March 1916, admitted to Field Ambulance at Moascar 16 November 1916 with contusion to right side, rejoined unit 7 December 1916, suffered inflamed glands and groin at Cairo 19 January 1917, suffered further problems 25 January 1917, British Expeditionary Force (B.E.F.) to France 22 June 1918 to 26 July 1918, 10 August 1918 to 23 December 1918. Next of kin H. J. Denyer, of 6, Barford Road, Littlehampton.



Private, Royal Sussex Regiment



Driver, Army Service Corps



Corporal, 12th Lancers



Driver, Mechanised Transport, Army Service Corps


William [Arthur]

Private SD/811, 11th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Died of wounds 5 April 1918. Aged 29. Born Shoreham, Sussex, enlisted Brighton. Son of William Arthur and Agnes Grace Juden, of 14, Railway St., Brighton. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Section P. Plot IX. Row Q. Grave 9B.


Arthur Frank
Private TF/200328 1/4th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 53rd Division. Killed in action at the First Battle of Gaza 26 March 1917. Aged 21. Son of Frank and Fanny Laker of 36, Duke Street, Littlehampton. Born in Walberton and enlisted in Arundel. No known grave. Commemorated on JERUSALEM MEMORIAL, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Panels 25 and 26. See also Littlehampton


George Allen Raymond

Able Seaman 2/287, Anson Battalion, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Died after the war January to March 1950. Aged 53. Born 6 October 1896. Son of Alfred Langrish, of 24, Station Road, Brighton, Sussex. Enlisted 18 August 1914. Resident 2, Middle Street, Portslade, Sussex. Religious denomination Churh of England. Clerk by trade. Height 5 feet 6½ inches, dark complexion, dark hair, blue eyes. Wounded in the hand in Dardanelles 15 May 1915, transferred to Malta aboard H.M.T. "Royal George," admitted to Malta Hospital 18 May 1915 with serious wounds to the hands. Posted to unit in Alexandria 19 June 1915 aboard H.M.T. "Seeang Bee." Admitted to No 3. Canadian Stationary Hospital, West Mudros 6 September 1915 suffering from Enteritis. Transferred to British Base per Hospital Ship "Aquitania," 18 October 1915. Sent to 2nd Reserve Battalion 6 December 1915, admitted to Portland Hospital 4 October 1915 from 2nd Reserve Battalion, Blandford. Transferred to 2nd Anson Battalion 12 May 1916. Discharged from Royal Naval Division for re-enlistment in Royal Naval Air Service 7 June 1916. Transferred to Ryal Air Force 1 April 1918 when it was created as a separate service.



Private, Royal Army Medical Corps



Warrant Officer, Army Ordnance Corps



Private, Royal Sussex Regiment



Driver, Army Service Corps



Private, Royal Sussex Regiment



Private, Royal Garrison Artillery



Driver, Army Service Corps

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