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NORTH MUNDHAM WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Chris Comber 2007

North Munham is a small village south of Chichester. The memorial is to be found in the churchyard of St. Stephens Parish Church, North Mundham. There are 10 names with forenames for World War 1 and 14 for World War 2. There is one burial in Churchyard not on the memorial. The memorial takes the form of a stone Calvary cross with a pitched roof, set on tapering stone shaft on a stone plinth. The plinth bears the names and inscription. The whole is set on a three-stepped stone base. Within the church is a further memorial, handwritten and framed, listing those men who died in both World War 1 and World War 2; these names match the extrerior memorial.

Photograph (above) Copyright © Chris Comber 2007
Photograph (above & below) Copyright © Michael Peck 2008

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN EVER GRATEFUL MEMORY OF
THE MEN FROM THIS PARISH WHO GAVE
THEIR LIVES FOR KING AND COUNTRY
IN THE GREAT WAR A.D. 1914-1918

BAILEY
George A
Rifleman 2147, 1/8th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died at home 6th December 1918. Aged 21. Son of Abram & Sarah Bailey of North Mundham. Buried in St. Stephens Churchyard North Mundham
CHARMAN
Charles Edward
Rifleman 46254, 1st Battalion, Rifle Brigade. 4th Division. Killed in action 23rd April 1918. Formerly with the 18th Training Battalion. Born in Bosham and enlisted in Chichester. Resident of Runcton near North Mundham. Commemorated on Loos Memorial
CLEARE
William
Regimental Sergeant Major L/2946, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division Killed in action at Priez on the Marne 10th September 1914. Aged 40. Son of RQMS & Mrs Cleare of York Road, Chichester. Husband of Mrs E. M. Cleare of 11, Malden Hill Cottages, New Malden, Surrey. Born in Secunderabad, India and enlisted in Chichester. Included on the Chichester, St. Georges Rumboldswhyke, and New Malden Memorials. Buried in Montreuil-Aux-Lions British Cemetery
KEATES
Arthur
Private G/12951, 6th Battalion, East Kent Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action 22nd September 1918. Formerly 1/4th Royal Sussex. Born and enlisted in Chichester. Commemorated on Vis En Artois Memorial
LAMBOURNE
Charles W
Private TF/235991, 1/4th Battalion, York & Lancaster Regiment. 49th Division Killed in action 13th October 1918. Formerly with the Hampshire Regiment. Son of Mr & Mrs G. Lambourne of 60, Victoria Road, Portfield. Enlisted in Newport, Isle of Wight. Included on Portfield and Chichester Memorials. Buried in York Cemetery, Haspres.
PULLEN
Percy Leslie
Stoker 1st Class K/13489, HMS "Cressy", Royal Navy. Lost when the armoured Cruiser was torpedoed by U9 off the Dutch Coast 22nd Sepotember 1914. Aged 20. Son of Mr & Mrs J. Pullen of "Bowley" South Mundham. Commemorated on Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea
SMITH
William James
Probably Guardsman 21024, 4th Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Guards Division Killed in action on the Somme near Flers 25th September 1916. Born in Hunston and enlisted in Reading. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial
TAPNER
William
Corporal SD/3473, 13th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Died of wounds in base hospital in Boulogne 8th July 1916. Aged 27. Son of William & Kate Tapner of North Mundham. Born in North Mundham and enlisted in Chichester. Buried in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery
TUESLEY
Bertram
Private G/8887, 9th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 24th Division Killed in action at Messines 11th June1917. Aged 26. Son of Luke & Caroline Tuesley of North Mundham. Born in Sheet, Petersfield, Hampshire, and enlisted in Chichester. Commemorated on Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium
VIVASH
Thomas Arthur
Ordinary Seaman SS/5725, HMS "Tipperary", Royal Navy. Lost when the Flotilla Leader was sunk in action with the German High Seas Fleet during the night action of the battle of Jutland 1st June 1916. Aged 20. Son of Mr & Mrs Thomas Vivash of 20, Westhampnett. Commemorated on Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea
Buried in the Churchyard - Not included on the War Memorial
CHITTY
D C
Driver 257713, "A"Reserve Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died at home 24th August 1919. Buried in St. Stephens Churchyard, Extension North Mundham
1939-1945
BRODIE
Dennis Peter
Petty Officer, HMS "Holcombe", Royal Navy. Lost when the Destroyer was torpedoed by U 593 off Bougie, Algeria 12th December 1943. Aged 23. Son of Mr & Mrs H. Brodie. Husband of Mary Brodie. Commemorated on Portsmouth Naval Memorial Southsea
CHESTER
William Robert
Boy 1st Class, HMS "Pheobe", Royal Navy. Killed in action when the cruiser was torpedoed in the Mediterranean 27th August 1941. Buried in Alexandria(Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt
DIGGENS
Harold John
Private, 2nd Battalion, Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action at Cassino 12th May 1944. Aged 32. Son of William & Harriett Diggens. Husband of Sybil Margaret Diggens of Runcton, near North Mundham. Buried in Cassino War Cemetery, Italy
ELLIOTT
Arthur
No further information currently available
FRY
Peter De Galleani
Pilot Officer, Royal Air Force. Died at home 15th April 1940. Aged 25. Son of John & Maria Francesca Fry. Buried in St. Stephens Churchyard Extension North Mundham
GILBERT
Albert George
Leading Airman, HMS "Newcastle", Fleet Air Arm. Died on active service in the West Indies 1st November 1941. Aged 20. Son of William & Elizabeth Susannah Gilbert of North Mundham. Buried in Bermuda Royal Naval Cemetery
HORNE
Jack
No further information currently available
LESTER
Eric James
Chief Stoker, HMS "Welshman", Royal Navy. Lost when the minelayer was sunk by U 617 off Crete 1st February 1943. Aged 35. Son of Mr & Mrs Albert Thomas Lester. Husband of Mrs Winifred Lester. Commemorated on Portsmouth Naval Memorial.
MOSS
John Roger Stuart
Gunner, 88th Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Taken prisoner by the Japanese and died in captivity in Thialand 20th June 1943. Aged 27. Son of John & Alice Moss. Husband of Mrs Peggy Moss of South Mundham. Buried in Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand
MOWBRAY
Frederick Thomas
Leading Stoker Royal Navy HMS "Olympus". Lost when the Submarine was mined off of Malta 8. 5. 42 Aged 21. Son of Ernest George & Dorothy Beatrice Mowbray of North Mundham. Commemorated on Portsmouth Naval Memorial.
MUNFORD
Roy [Weston]
Leading Stoker Mechanic, HMS "Magpie", Royal Navy. Died of polio after the war in Malta 9th August 1947. Aged 20. Son of George & Florence Munford of Runcton near North Mundham. Buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery.
NORMAN
Albert
No further information currently available
STANLEY
James
Private, 1/4th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action in Tunisia 19th March 1943 Aged 23. Son of Samuel & Rose Stanley of North Mundham. Buried in Medjez-El-Bab War Cemetery
TALMAGE
Percy Edward
Private, Pioneer Corps. Died at home 21st August 1940. Aged 25. Son of Gunner William Talmage (killed in action in France 5th October 1918), Royal Field Artillery formerly of West Horsley, Surrey. Husband of Ethel Talmage of North Mundham. Buried in St. Stephens Churchyard Extension North Mundham

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