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LOXWOOD WAR MEMORIAL

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

Loxwood is a small village on the B2133 between Alfold (Surrey) and Billingshurst. The Loxwood Parish Church War Memorial 1914-1918 is in the form of a clear memorial tablet in the Church of St.John The Baptist on which 24 names, with christian names, appear.

Photographs Copyright © Chris Comber 2006

AYLWARD

William

Private SD/2292, 12th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action at the Rue De Bois 30th June 1916. Born in Sundridge, Kent, and enlisted in Horsham. Next of kin Loxwood. Buried in Cabaret Rouge British Cemetery, F. 924

BATCHELOR

William J.

Private GS.2751 1st Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Died at home 24th September 1918. Special reservist. Buried in St. John The Baptist Churchyard, Loxwood.

BOTTING

Maurice

Private 5328, 1/15th Battalion, London Regiment (Civil Service Rifles) 47th London Division Killed in action 15th September 1916. Aged 21. Son of Maurice and Emily Botting of Hillside, Loxwood. Enlisted in London. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial Mr.21

BOXALL

William

Private G/20708 10th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment. 41st Division. Killed in action 25th October 1918. Aged 20. Son of William and Kate Boxall of “The Hollies” Loxwood. Formerly with the East Surreys. Born in Wisborough Green and enlisted in Horsham. Buried in Outrijve Churchyard, Belgium.

CHARMAN

Albert

Private TF/228577, 1st Battalion, London Regiment. (The Royal Fusiliers) attached to 12th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Killed in action 29th October 1917. Born in Warnham and enlisted in Horsham Formerly with the East East Surreys. Buried in Vadencourt British Cemetery, Maissemy F.725

CONSTABLE

Basil John Leslie Clymping

Captain. 1/4th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 53rd Division. Killed in action during the Suvla Bay Landings 9th August 1915. Aged 30. Son of Lionel and Emily Constable of Coates House, Fittleworth. Educated at Radley College. Included on Littlehampton W.M. and Radley College W.M. Buried in Green Hill Cemetery, Suvla Bay, Gallipoli.

COOPER

Clement H

Gunner 2243, ‘B’ Battery, 52nd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 26th June 1916. Born and enlisted in Horsham. Buried in Cerisy-Gailly Military Cemetery F.699

COOPER

William Henry

Shoeing Smith 7823, 9th Queens Royal Lancers. 1st Cavalry Division. Killed in action 21st January 1918. Born in Wisborough Green and enlisted in Cranleigh, Surrey. Next of kin, Loxwood. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial MR.21 See also Canterbury, 9th Lancers Memorial

DAY

Alfred Walter

Private G/16301, 12th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action on the Somme 21st October 1916. Aged 21. Son of George and Margaret Day of Loxwood. Born on Plaistow, Sussex and enlisted in Petworth. Buried in Serre Road Cemetery No.2. F. 1890

DAY

George

Corporal G/15808, 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action 2nd September 1918. Born in Ifold and enlisted in Horsham. Next of kin, Loxwood. Buried in Guillemont Road Cemetery F. 294

EDE

Wallace Sydney

Private L/6988, 1st Battalion, Royal West Surrey Regiment. 1st Division. Killed in action on the Aisne 26th September 1914. Aged 30. Son of George and Pheobe Ede of Chapel Cottage, Alfold. Regular Soldier. Born in Loxwood and enlisted in Guildford Buried in Vendresse British Cemetery. F.1329

FOSTER

William Henry

Private SD/1928, 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 12th Division Killed in action 24th September 1918. Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Foster of “Hillside” Alfold, Surrey. Born in Wisborough Green and enlisted in Horsham. Formerly with the 12th Battalion. Buried in Epehy Wood Farm Cemetery. F. 368

GREGORY

Donald James Herbert

Private 5554, 1st Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment. 6th Division. Regular soldier. Killed in action 20th October 1914. Aged 37 Son of George Rowland and Emily Frances Gregory of Leytonstone. Born in Bulmer, Yorkshire and enlisted in Stratford, East London. No apparent connection with Loxwood.(Possibility only) Commemorated on The Ploegsteert Memorial Belgium MR.32

GRINSTEAD

Albert

Private TF/252603, 9th Battalion, Essex Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action during the March Retreat 27th March 1918. Born in Rudgwick and enlisted in Petworth. Formerly with the Royal Sussex. (G/2185) Commemorated on The Pozieres Memorial MR.27

KETCHER

Charles Edward

Private G/2756, 8th (Pioneer) Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 18th Division. Died of wounds 19th September 1916. Aged 24. Son of William and Sarah Anne Ketcher of Loxwood. Born in Loxwood and enlisted in Petworth Buried in Puchevillers British Cemetery F. 74

OVERINGTON

William

Private 36360, 8th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. 18th Division. Died in captivity in Germany 24th August 1918. Born in Hassocks and enlisted in Guildford Buried in Berlin South West Cemetery, Germany.

PACKHAM

Walter Henry

Private TF/302245, 10th Battalion, Essex Regiment. 18th Division. Died of wounds 20th August 1918. Aged 19. Son of Raymond and Mary Jane Packham of Blackbridge Lane. Born in Hove and enlisted in Horsham Formerly with the Royal Sussex (G/3753) Buried in Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille F.34

PACKHAM

Cecil Raymond Albert

Able Seaman J/19959/PO, H.M.S. “Queen Mary”, Royal Navy. Lost with the Battlecruiser at the Battle of Jutland 31st May 1916. Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea. MR. 3.

POWELL

George Hamilton

Private 75918, Tank Corps. Killed in action at the Third Battle of Ypres 31st July 1917. Aged 22. Son of Richard and Anne Elizabeth Powell of 10, Star Cottages, Chipstead, Surrey. Born in Loxwood and enlisted in Horsham Formerly with the Royal Sussex. (G/1864) Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium MR.29

PUTTOCK

James

Private G/6658, 9th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 24th Division. Died of wounds. 28th June 1917. Born in Wisborough Green and enlisted in Horsham. Included on Billingshurst W.M. Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium MR. 29

PUTTOCK

John

Private TF/4656, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Died at home 4th July 1916. Born and enlisted in Horsham. Next of kin, Loxwood. Buried in St. John The Baptist Churchyard, Loxwood.

PUTTOCK

Frank

Private G/6225 9th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 24th Division. Killed in action during the crossing of the River Sambre 4th November 1918. Son of Mr and Mrs J. Puttock of Gunshot Common, Loxwood. Born in Loxwood and enlisted in Horsham. Buried in Villers Pol Communal Cemetery F. 1080

SOPP

Percy

Boy 1st Class J/25189/PO, HMS “Bulwark”, Royal Navy. Lost when the Battleship blew up off Sheerness 26th November 1914. Aged 17. Son of James and Constance Sopp of Round Street. Horsham formerly of Loxwood. Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea. MR.3.

STOTE

Charles

Private 27700, 9th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. 18th Division. Died of wounds in base hospital at Rouen 27th May 1918. Age 21. Son of Charles and Laura Stote of Lakers Lodge Cottages, Loxwood. Born in Elstead, Surrey, and enlisted in Horsham. Buried in St. Sever Cemetery Extension F. 146

Last updated: 26 July, 2016

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