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ST. NICHOLAS, MIDDLETON-ON-SEA WAR MEMORIAL

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Compiled and copyright © Transcribed Father William, researched Martin Edwards 2020

The church of St. Nicholas can be found in Elmer Road, Middleton on Sea, Bognor Regis. The memorial takes the from of a a wall mounted Memorial Tablet in the Church Entrance area. Prior to 1920 there were few people living in the the parish and the war memroial list names from the Second World War The list of names is read out at the Remembrance Day service, those who can be identified of the 28 names on the baord are listed below. There is one name read out at the service but not on the board who is marked with an '*' this man is buried in the churchyard.

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IN HONOURED MEMORY
OF THOSE FROM THIS
PARISH WHO GAVE THEIR
LIVES IN THE SECOND
WORLD WAR 1939-1945

AYRIS [Hugh] Michael
Captain, Royal Sussex Regiment. Died 13 October 1947. Aged 25. Son of Gordon Moffatt Ayris and Annie Ayris, of Middleton-on-Sea, Sussex. Buried in DELHI WAR CEMETERY, India. Plot S. Row A. Grave 12.
BATT Robert
No further information currently available
BEESON Maurice [Fisher]
Second Lieutenant 176767, 2nd Battalion, Scots Guards. Died 19 July 1942. Aged 21. Son of George Ernest Wendover Beeson, and of Doris Emily Beeson, of Middleton-on-Sea, Sussex. Buried in EL ALAMEIN WAR CEMETERY, Egypt. Plot XXIX. Row C. Grave 16.
BEESON Nigel Wendover
Captain 138629, Scots Guards. Died 30 July 1944. Aged 25. Son of Ernest and Doris Beeson; husband of Anne Margaret Beeson, of Westminster, London. Buried at HOTTOT-LES-BAGUES WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Plot VIII. Row E. Grave 1.
BOWLEY Michael Lyon
Pilot Officer 110343, 223 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 20 June 1942. Aged 21. Son of Cyril George Lyon Bowley and Mary Doreen Bowley, of Hampstead, London. Buried in EL ALAMEIN WAR CEMETERY, Egypt. Plot XXXI. Row F. Grave 8.
BRADY Tony
No further information currently available
BUTTEMER Kenneth [Robert William]
Second Lieutenant 186603, 281 Battery, 88 H.A.A. Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died died on active service in Egypt 29 October 1941. Aged 20. Born Eire, resident London S.W. Son of Maj. E. D. A. Buttemer, Royal Artillery, and Mrs. G. Buttemer, of Godalming, Surrey. Buried at FAYID WAR CEMETERY, Egypt. Plot 1. Row E. Grave 1.
FENTON Bernard [Charles Sydney]
Marine PO/X3168, No. 45 R.M. Commando, Royal Marines. Died 13 June 1944. Aged 24. Son of Sydney and Ivy Marion Caroline Fenton; husband of Celia Fenton, of Middleton-on-Sea, Sussex. Buried in RANVILLE WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Plot VA. Row M. Grave 3.
BURTON-GYLES, DSO, DFC and Bar Peter [Robert]
Wing Commander 40077, 23 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 10 December 1943. Awarded the Distinguished Service Order (D.S.O.) and Distinguished Flying Cross (D.F.C.) and Bar. No known grave. Commemorated at MALTA MEMORIAL, Malta. Panel 6, Column 1.
GILLMAN [Bernard] Denis [LLewellyn]

[Listed as Denys on memoria] Warrant Officer (Pilot) 754450, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 17 March 1943. Married Vera A Wells in October to December Quarter 1940 in Portsmouth. Buried in PORTSMOUTH (MILTON) CEMETERY, Hampshire. Plot W. Row 7. Grave 20.

Extract from England & Wales Government Probate Death Index 1944:

GILLMAN Bernard Denis Llewellyn of 26 Wellington-road Bognor Regis Sussex died 17 March 1943 on war service Probate Llandudno 5 January to John William Gillman retired postmater.
Effects £256 0s. 4s.

GODLEY Victor George Tatman
Second Lieutenant 77492, Royal Tank Regiment, R.A.C. Died 21 May 1940. Aged 21. Son of Ernest Tatman Godley and Maud Mary Godley, of Middleton-on-Sea, Bognor Regis, Sussex. No known grave. Commemorated on DUNKIRK MEMORIAL, Nord, France. Column 4.
HEIGHTON Neil
No further information currently available
JEWELL Derek Barrington
Sub-Lieutenant, H.M.S. Exeter, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Died 1 March 1942. Aged 23. Son of Sydney Jack and Dorothy Agnes Jewell, of Putney, London. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 76, Column 3.
KINMOND Geoffrey Thomas
Private 6402173, Royal Sussex Regiment. Died 22 May 1940. Aged 21. Son of Thomas Arthur and Muriel M. M. Kinmond, of Middleton-on-Sea, Bognor Regis, Sussex. No known grave. Commemorated on DUNKIRK MEMORIAL, Nord, France. Column 64.
KING George Charles
Sergeant (Wireless Op./Air Gunner) 1293398, 429 (R.C.A.F.) Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 22 October 1943. Aged 25. Son of George and Ada King; husband of Ann Colleen King, of Middleton-on-Sea, Bognor Regis, Sussex. Buried in SCHOONSELHOF CEMETERY, Antwerpen, Belgium. Plot IVa. Row B. Grave 6.
KING Jack Anthony
Private 6405398, 1st Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Died 25 May 1944. Aged 21. Son of George and Ada King, of Hassocks, Sussex. Buried in SANGRO RIVER WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot V. Row B. Grave 8.
LANCE Kenneth
Sergeant 1320387, 10 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 22 November 1943. Aged 22. Son of Harry Percy Johnson Lance and Winifred Rose Lance, of Ferring, Sussex. No known grave. Commemorated at RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surreyu. Panel 156.
MARKWICK Anthony Alan
Midshipman, H.M.S. Neptune, Royal Navy. Died 19 December 1941. Aged 17. Son of Alan Hughes Markwick, and of Iris Cecilia Margaret Markwick, of Hawkhurst, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 44, Column 3.
PEARCE Derek
No further information currently available
PARSONS Eric
No further information currently available
PHILLIPS Geoffrey
No further information currently available
RAMSAY * Gordon Hugh

Squadron Leader 77719, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 17 August 1945. Aged 36. Son of Walter Henry and Helen G. Ramsay, of Middleton-on-Sea; husband of Aenid Bernadine Ramsay, of Hatch End, Middlesex. Buried in MIDDLETON-ON-SEA (ST. NICHOLAS) CHURCHYARD, Sussex. Row T. Grave 138.

[Note: Not on memorial but read out at the service]

RODDY George Michael
Squadron Leader 37234, Royal Air Force. Died 16 June 1943. Aged 28. Son of Edwin Lewis and Josephine Morgan Roddy, of Middleton-on-Sea, Sussex. Buried in KHARTOUM WAR CEMETERY, Sudan. Plot 7. Row D. Grave 6.
RUTHERFORD Peter
No further information currently available
SMITH Norman Sydney
Sergeant (Wireless Op./Air Gunner) 905353, 58 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 14 November 1940. Aged 22. Son of Walter James Byron Smith and Gertrude Sarah Smith, of Middleton-on-Sea, Sussex. Buried in BECKLINGEN WAR CEMETERY, Niedersachsen, Germany. Plot 27. Row C. Grave 12.
SAUNDERS Patrick
No further information currently available
STILWELL Roy [E]
Private B/139583, Lincoln and Welland Regiment, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps (R.C.I.C.). Died 1 August 1944. Born 12 February 1912. Buried at BRETTEVILLE-SUR-LAIZE CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Plot XVIII. Row H. Grave 10. National Archives of Canada Accession Record 34265
VOULES Charles [Lyons] Mervyn
Major IA/784, 3rd Battalion, 5th Mahratta Light Infantry. Died 17 March 1941. Aged 41. Son of Mervyn Frank and Julia Mary Voules; husband of Leily de Lisle Voules, of Middleton-on-Sea, Sussex. Buried in KEREN WAR CEMETERY, Eritrea. Plot 2. Row D. Grave 9.
WATERS, DFC, MiD William Erskine
Lieut-Commander, H.M.S. Illustrious, Royal Navy. Died 13 January 1943. Aged 32. Son of Lieut. William Waters, R.N., and Jessie Rhena Waters; husband of Hope Waters, of Middleton-on-Sea, Sussex. Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (D.F.C.) and Mentioned in Despatches (MiD). Buried in MOMBASA (MBARAKI) CEMETERY, Kenya. Protestant General Section. Grave 397.

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