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LURGASHALL WAR MEMORIAL

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

The Memorial Cross stands in the Churchyard of the Parish Church of St. Lawrence, recording the surnames and initials of 29 men and one woman.

1914-1919

BERRY

Alfred

Private PW/5912, 1st Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. 33rd.Division. Killed in action on the Somme during the capture of Dewdrop Trench on the 2nd November 1916. Aged 29. Son of William & Harriett Berry of Blackdown Cottages, Lurgashall. Husband of Alice Gee (formerly Berry) of Horsham. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial MR21.

BERRY

Thomas

Rifleman 49180, 2/10th Battalion The London Regiment. 58th London Division. Killed in action 26th August 1918. Aged 18. Son of Cephas & Isabella Berry of Upper Farm, Valewood. Born Hillgrove and enlisted in Brighton. Buried in Bray Hill British Cemetery, Bray sur Somme F395

BOXALL

George

Gunner 226836, 56th Battery, 34th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Wounded near Langemark and died of wounds 11th December 1917. Aged 27. Son of Harry & Fanny Boxall of Ewhurst Lodge, Lurgashall. Buried in Minty Farm Cemetery, Langemarck, Belgium

BOXALL

John

Private G/8328, 7th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment 12th Division Killed in action during the attack on Ovillers near Albert 7th July 1916. Aged 19. Born in Lurgashall and enlisted in West Lavington Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial MR.21

CAIN

Ernest

Private G/1148, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Killed in action at Cuinchy 16th February 1915. Born in Brighton and enlisted in Chichester. Commemorated on The Le Touret Memorial MR.22

CHANDLER

Alfred

Private 5890, 1/7th Battalion, The Notts & Derby Regiment (The Sherwood Foresters). 46th South Midlands Division. Died in The Royal West Sussex Hospital, Chichester 7th May 1917. Aged 27. Buried 5th.July. Buried in St. Lawrence Churchyard Lurgashall

COOMBES

Al[l]an Gordon

Private 11677, 8th Battalion, The Royal Highlanders (The Black Watch). 9th Scottish Division. Killed in action at Transloy Ridge on the Somme on the 19th October 1916. Aged 19. Son of George & Mary Coombes of Hillgrove, Lurgashall. Born in Petworth and enlisted in Guildford. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial MR.21

COOMBES

Edward John

Private TR/2728, 21st Training Reserve Battalion. Died at home 18th March 1917. Aged 18. Son of William & Elizabeth Coombes of Shop Hill, Parkhurst. Buried St. Lawrence Churchyard Lurgashall

COOMBES

George

Possibly; George COOMBES, Private G/50843, 4th Battalion, The Middlesex Regiment. Killed in action 13th August 1918. Born in Lewes and enlisted in Brighton.

COURT

Septimus

Private G/1059, 7th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 12th Division Killed in action at Loos 25th September 1915. Aged 21. Son of Mr. & Mrs. Court of Brockhurst, Lurgashall Born in Lurgashall and enlisted in Chichester. Employee of the Blackdown Garage. Buried in Houplines Communal Cemetery Extension F.1140

DAFFARN

Maurice

Lieutenant, Northern Rhodesian Police. Died in military hospital at Ndola. Northern Rhodesia (Zambia) 24th April 1915. Aged 27. Son of Mr. W.G. & Mrs. Alice Daffarn of “Valewood”, Haselmere. Buried in Ndola Kansenshi Cemetery, Northern Rhodesia (Zambia)

DENYER

Hubert Augustus Philipps

Private L/10010, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Killed in action near Ypres 31st October 1914. Aged 19. Son of Kate Denyer of Lurgashall. Born in Petworth and enlisted in Chichester. Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial, MR29.

ETHERINGTON

Arthur James

Private G/8326, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Killed in action 21st July 1918. Aged 22. Trench casualty. Born in Lurgashall and enlisted in West Lavington. Son of Harriett Emma Etherington of Sibbs Cottage Lurgashall. Commemorated on The Loos Memorial MR.19.

ETHERINGTON

Percy

Private S/1501, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st.Division. Killed in action at Richebourg L’Avoue 9th May 1915. Aged 22. Son of Mrs Harriett Etherington of ‘Sibbs Cottage’, Windfallwood Lurgashall. Born in Haselmere and enlisted in Chichester Special reservist. Brother of Arthur James Etherington Commemorated on The Le Touret Memorial MR.22.

GALE

Frederick

Private 48213, 8th Battalion, The East Surrey Regiment 18th Division. Killed in action near Le Cateau 23rd October 1918. Aged 19. Son of Mr. C. T. Gale and Mrs. Caroline Gale of Fernhurst Cottages, Blackdown. Born, Blackdown and enlisted in Chichester. Buried in Forest Communal Cemetery.

GILL

Reginald

No further information currently

GREEENFIELD

Noah

Corporal TF/200756, 1/4th Battalion, The Royal West Kent Regiment. Indian Army. Died on the North West Frontier of India near Quetta 6th March 1919. Aged 28. Brother of Harry Greenfield. Son of William & Rhoda Greenfield of Windfall Wood Common, Lurgashall. Born in Lurgashall and enlisted in Chichester. Buried in Quetta Government Cemetery (Pakistan). Commemorated on The Delhi Memorial (India Gate) India.

GREENFIELD

Harry

Private G/600, 7th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action at Ovillers 7th July 1916. Aged 23. Son of William & Rhoda Greenfield of Windfall Wood Common Lurgashall. Born in Lurgashall and enlisted in Chichester. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial MR.21

HAWKINS

Richard Owen

Private 62872, 13th Battalion, The Royal Fusiliers. 37th Division. Died of wounds on the 9th August 1917. Aged 33. Son of Ebor & Sarah Hawkins of Hill Grove Lurgashall Buried in Bailleul Communal Cemetery F284

HUMPHREY

Charles John

Rifleman 601918 18th.London Regiment (The London Irish Rifles). Died of influenza in Kings Lynn 20th November 1918. Aged 18. Son of James Henry & Mary Ann Humphrey of Roundhurst. Buried in St. Lawrence Churchyard, Lurgashall

HUMPHREY

Henry Horace

Private F.3168, 23rd Battalion, The Middlesex Regiment. 41st. Division. (2nd Footballers Battalion) Killed in action at Flers 15th September 1916. Aged 22. Son of George & Alice Humphrey of Roundhurst, Lurgashall. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial

HUMPHREY

Ernest

Private L/8088, 1st Battalion, The Royal West Surrey Regiment. 1st Division. Died of wounds in military hospital at Le Mans 8th October 1914. Born in Haselmere, enlisted Guildford. Next of kin Rogate. Name recorded on Rogate W.M.(E.Humphrey) ? Buried in Le Mans West Cemetery

KEMP

Arthur

Corporal 3566, 2nd Battalion, The Honourable Artillery Company. 7th Division Killed in action 9th January 1917. Aged 27. Son of John & Elizabeth Kemp of Greenlands Farm. Buried in Beaumont-Hamel British Cemetery F.221

LILLYWHITE

Edwin

Lance Corporal G/4578, 7th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action at Ovillers 7th July 1916. Aged 38. Son of Mr & Mrs Lewis Lillywhite. Husband of Sarah Lillywhite Leggatt Farm, Blackdown. Born Storrington and enlisted in Petworth. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial MR.21

LUFF

George

Driver 159003, 20th Brigade, The Royal Field Artillery. Middle East Units. Died of influenza in Damascus, Syria 14th October 1918. Aged 33. Husband of Mrs Annie Luff of ‘Telegraph” Blackdown. Enlisted in Horsham. Buried in Damascus Commonwealth War Cemetery, Syria

POTTER

Ellen Matilda

Forewoman 24556, Queen Mary’s Army Auxilliary Corps. Died in Queen Mary’s Army Auxilliary hospital, Isleworth after the war 21st February 1919. Aged 35. Daughter of Harry & Eliza Ellen Potter of Shop Farm, Parkhurst, Lurgashall Buried in St. Lawrence Churchyard, Lurgashall

TALMAN

John

Private TF/206759, 2/4th Battalion, The Royal West Surrey Regiment. 34th Division. Killed in action on the Marne 1st August 1918. Aged 28. Son of George & Sarah Talman of Hillgrove, Lurgashall. Enlisted in Guildford. Commemorated on The Soissons Memorial MR.18.

TENNYSON

The Hon. Alfred Aubrey

Captain, 9th Battalion, The Rifle Brigade. 14th Light Division. Killed in action near Fluery le Martel during the German Spring Offensive 23rd March 1918. Aged 26. Son of 2nd Baron Tennyson and Lady Tennyson of ‘Aldworth House’, Blackdown, Lurgashall also of ‘Farringford, ‘Freshwater, Isle of Wight. Commemorated on The Pozieres Memorial MR.27

TENNYSON

The Hon. Harold C

Sub-Lieutenant, H.M.T.B.D.” Viking”, Royal Navy. Lost when the ship struck a mine off Dunkirk shortly before midday 29th January 1916. Aged 19. Son of 2nd Baron Tennyson and Lady Tennyson of ‘Aldworth House’, Blackdown, Lurgashall , also of ‘Farringford’ Freshwater, Isle of Wight. Buried in All Saints Churchyard, Freshwater, Isle of Wight

TRUSSLER

Ferdinand [Charles]

Private G/4911, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Killed in action at Bazentin le Petit 17th August 1916. Aged 37. Son of William & Fanny Trussler. Husband of Elizabeth Trussler. Born in Bexley Hill and enlisted in Chichester. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial MR.21

23 May 2004
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