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LODSWORTH WAR MEMORIAL

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

Lodsworth is a small village between Midhurst and Petworth. The Lodsworth Parish Memorial is to be found within the Parish Church and takes the form of brass plates inside the church of St.Peters. plus memorial list of those who served . There is also a large brass plaque for Trooper Boughton who died in South Africa during the Boer War. The memorial for World War 1 listed 15 Men by rank and Regiment. There are also two burials in the Churchyard not included on the Memorial. For World War 2 there are 8 names with units plus three burials not included on the Memorial.

Photographs Copyright © Chris Comber 2008

TO THE HONOURED AND GLORIOUS MEMORY OF THE MEN OF
THIS PARISH WHO FELL FOR THEIR COUNTRY AND THE CAUSE
OF LIBERTY AND JUSTICE IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 19

BISHOP

William Henry

Sergeant 4203, 14th Hussars. 6th Indian Cavalry Brigade Mesopotamian Front. Killed in action at Sheik Sa’ad 8th January 1916. Born and enlisted in Petworth. Commemorated on The Basra Memorial.Iraq.

BOXALL

Edgar John

Private 438000, 46th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (The Saskatchewan Regiment). 4th Canadian Division. Killed in action near Arras 5th May 1917. Buried in Lievin Communal Cemetery Extension.

BOXALL

Frank

Sapper 100812, 219th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died of wounds 4th April 1917. Aged 36. Husband of Ruth Boxall of Leggatt Hill, Lodsworth. Born in Lodsworth and enlisted in Petworth. Buried in Cayeux Military Cemetery

BRIDLE

Walter Frank

Private G/13883, 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 12th Division. Died 13th April 1918. Born in Bournemouth and enlisted in Chichester, Lodsworth resident. Buried in Cabaret Rouge British Cemetery.

BURCHELL

Sidney

Rifleman A/205284, 7th Battalion, King’s Royal Rifle Corps. 14th Division Taken prisoner and died in captivity 26th June 1918. Aged 19. Son of Joseph & Jane Burchell of Smithbrook, Lodsworth. Born in Lodsworth and enlisted in Chichester. Buried in Hautmont Communal Cemetery

CARVER

Leonard William

Private 40988, 2/6th Battalion, North Staffordshire Regiment. 46th North Midland Division. Killed in action at Cambrai 30th November 1917. Aged 19. Son of George & Fanny Carver of Leggatt Hill, Lodsworth. Born in Lurgashall and enlisted in West Lavington. Commemorated on The Cambrai Memorial

CHANDLER

Ernest

Private L/9556, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Killed in action at Richebourg L’Avoue 9th May 1915. Aged 23. Son of John & Rosa Chandler of "Woolhurst" 272, Leggatt Hill, Lodsworth. Born in Lickfold and enlisted in Chichester. Commemorated on The Le Touret Memorial

CHANDLER, MM

Frederick

Private G/15802, 11th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Died of wounds 7th December 1917. Aged 28. Son of John & Rosa Chandler of "Woolhurst", 272 Leggatt Hill, Lodsworth. Born in Lickfold and enlisted in Gentilhurst?? Buried in Nine Elms British Cemetery Poperinghe, Belgium.

COURTENAY

Reginald

Lance Corporal 88669, 33rd Battalion, Machine Gun Corps. Killed in action near Ypres 17th April 1918. Aged 24. Son of Mr & Mrs Caleb Courtenay of Well Cottage, Lodsworth. Enlisted in Lodsworth. Formerly with the Royal Army Service Corps. Commemorated on The Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium

HOLLIST

Anthony May Capron

Captain, 8th Battalion, East Kent Regiment. 24th Division. Killed in action at Loos 26th September 1915. Aged 42. Son of Lt. Colonel E O Hollist JP. DL. & Mrs Hollist of Lodsworth. Husband of Mrs Katherine Hollist of Highbuilding, Fernhurst. Commemorated on The Loos Memorial.

HOLMES

William John Franches

Private 40296, 10th Battalion, South Wales Borderers. 38th Welsh Division. Killed in action at Ypres 25th August 1917. Aged 19. Son of George Edward and Catherine Eliza Holmes of Lickfold. Enlisted in Midhurst. Formerly G/2745, Royal Sussex. Commemorated on The Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium

NICHOLLS

Frederick Edward

Private G/8134, 9th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 24th Division. Reported missing during the March Retreat 21st March 1918. Aged 27. Son of Mr & Mrs Nicolls of Brickyard Cottage, Lodsworth Common. Husband of Mrs Beatrice Nicholls of Talbot Road, Southsea, Hampshire. Born in Lodsworth and enlisted in West Lavington. Left two children. Buried in Jeancourt Comunal Cemetery Extension.

PATTEN

Thomas Franklin

Cooks Mate M/20827, HMS "Cullist", Admiralty Store Carrier. Lost with the ship when she was torpedoed by a U Boat in the Irish Sea 11th February 1918. Aged 21. Son of Joseph Franklin and Sarah Patten of Hurlands Cottage, Selham. Included on Selham Parish Church Memorial. Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial,Southsea

PULLEN

Hubert Lucas

Private L/9643, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Killed in action near Veldhoek 13th November 1914. Aged 20. Son of Mrs A. Bromham of Crows Hall Farm, Binderton Lane, Lavant. Born in Kirdford and enlisted in Chichester. Regular. Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium

SHERLOCK

Richard Wyndom

Private 437998, 38th Canadian Infantry (Eastern Ontario Regiment) 4th Canadian Division. Killed in action at Passchendaele 30th November 1917. Buried in Tyne Cot Cemetery, Passchendaele, Belgium.

THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE

Buried in the churchyard but not on the memorial

SPOONER

Frederick Osborne

Private 3002, 1/1st Battalion, Sussex Yeomanry. Died at home 25th October 1915. Son of Mr & Mrs Henry Spooner of Snapelands Farm, Lodsworth. Born in Lodsworth and enlisted in Brighton. Buried in St. Peters Churchyard, Lodsworth

AYLING

William

Leading Stoker 294071, HMS "Queen Mary", Royal Navy. Died at home 24th July 1915. Aged 42. (Served as William White) Son of Mr & Mrs M. A. Ayling of Shatters Farm. Lodsworth. Buried in St. Peters Churchyard, Lodsworth

IN HONOURED + AND GLORIOUS
MEMORY OF THE MEN OF
THIS PARISH WHO FELL IN THE
SERVICE OF THEIR COUNTRY
IN THEWORLD WAR 1939 - 1945

ASSER

John Samuel Verney

Second Lieutenant 2nd Battalion The Dorsetshire Regiment Killed in action during the retreat to Dunkirk 28. 5.40. aged 19 Son of Brigadier General Verney Asser CB. CMG. DSO and Mrs Hyacinth Asser of Lodsworth Buried in St.Pol War Cemetery

BARROW

George James

Private, 1st Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action during the final advance into the Rhineland in Germany 15th April 1945. Aged 18. Son of Frederick James & Sarah Barrow of Lodsworth. Buried in Becklingen War Cemetery, Germany

DOWDING

Alan Guy

Ordinary Seaman, HMS "Avenger", Royal Navy. Lost when the Escort Carrier was destroyed by an aviation spirit explosion off the Western Coast of Scotland near Ayr 15th November 1942. Commemorated on The Chatham Naval Memorial

HAINES

Frederick Roger

Sergeant (Bomb Aimer), Royal Air Force V.R. Died at home 29th November 1942. Aged 19. Son of Frederick & Grace Haines of Lodsworth. Buried in St. Peters Churchyard Lodsworth

HAMMICK

Roger Alexander

Lieutenant, Parachute Regiment (A.AC), 10th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment Died on active service in Singapore 12th October 1945. Buried in Kranji War Cemetery. Singapore.

MORLEY

Derek James

Sergeant, Royal Air Force V. R. Lost on operations over Europe 25th November 1943. Aged 19. Son of Mr & Mrs F. Morley of Seaford Commemorated on The Runnymede Memorial

MOSELEY

William Edward

Sergeant (Flight Engineer), No 9 Squadron, Royal Air Force V.R. Lost on operation over Paris 31st July 1944. Aged 19. Son of Malcolm & Rosalind Lucy Moseley of Nottingham. Buried in Clichy Northern Cemetery, France.

SIMPSON

Stanley

Leading Seaman, HMS "Royal Oak", Royal Navy. Lost with the Battleship at Scapa Flow 14th October 1939. Aged 25. Son James & Elizabeth Simpson of Midhurst. Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial Southsea.

THEY WERE READY TO LIVE OR DIED VALIANTLY

Buried in the churchyard but not on the memorial

BARNETT

Robert Phillip

Private, Royal East Kent Regiment. Died at home 1st August 1944. Buried in St. Peters Churchyard Lodsworth

BARNETT

William Henry

Aircraftsman 2nd Class, Royal Air Force V.R. Died at home 23rd July 1944. Buried in St. Peters Churchyard Lodsworth

BOXALL

Percy Wyndham

Private, 4th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment .Died at home 18th August 1940. Aged 21. Son of William & Annie Maria Boxall. Buried in St. Peters Churchyard, Lodsworth

Boer War

BOUGHTON

John Charles

Private, 34th Company (Middlesex), Imperial Yeomanry. South Africa. Son of Mr & Mrs C. Boughton of "Netherlands" Tillington. Private Boughton drowned attempting to save a comrade. Clocolan, South Africa 2nd April 1901. Memorial erected by his friends.

Last update: 22 February, 2008

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