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NORTH CHAPEL WAR MEMORIAL

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

North Chapel is a small village on the A283, 5 miles north of Petworth. The North Chapel Parish Church War Memorial for 1914-1918 takes the form of a very elaborate marble tablet in the Parish Church of St. Michael containing 24 surnames with christian name(s). There is also one burial in the Churchyard. There are also additional names for World War 2 not yet transcribed.

BRYDER

George

Private TF/200282, 1/5th (Cinque Ports) Pioneer Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 48th Division Died of wounds 6th April 1918. Born and enlisted in Northchapel. Next of kin, Northchapel. Buried in Cremona Town Cemetery, Italy.

CARN

Charles Percy

Private G/661 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 12th Division. Died of wounds 14th March 1916. Son of Mr. Carn and Mrs. Ellen Carn of “The Square House” Northchapel. Born in Northchapel and enlisted in Chichester. Buried in Bethune Town Cemetery F. 80.

COVEY

Percy

Private G/1330 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Died of wounds in military hospital in Dover 22nd February 1915. Aged 24 Son of Harvey and Jane Covey of Wisborough Green. Born in Wisborough Green and enlisted in Haywards Heath Wisborough Green and possibly Staplefield War Memorials. Buried in St. James Cemetery, Dover, Kent.

DAY

William

Lance Corporal TF/1470, 1/4th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 53rd Division. Died in Military hospital on Malta 28th September 1915. Aged 32 Husband of Mrs. Isobel Day of Swan Cottage, Northchapel Born and enlisted in Northchapel. Buried in Pieta Military Cemetery, Malta

DAY

Leonard

No further information currently

DEAN

Charles Henry

Private 35293, 2nd Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action near Arras 1st Mat 1917. Born in Northchapel and enlisted in Petworth Formerly with the Royal Sussex Regiment. Commemorated on The Arras Memorial MR. 20

GRINSTEAD

Randolph Edward

Private G/43810, 1st Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. Killed in action 28th October 1916. Born in Petworth and enlisted in Northchapel. Next of kin Northchapel. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial MR. 21

GROVER

Reginald

Private G/17830, 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action near Nurlu 5th September 1918. Aged 24. Son of James and Ellen Grover of Northchapel. Born in Dunsfold, Surrey and enlisted in Petworth. Buried in Peronne Communal Cemetery Extension F. 511

HUMPHREY

John A.

Second Lieutenant, 28th Training Division, Oxfordshire, Royal Air Force. Died 16th January 1919. Buried in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Weston on the Green near Bicester, Oxfordshire.

PENROSE

Esme

No further information currently - there is an Esme K Penrose listed as dying, under Auxiliary Hospitals, in York Minster. Probably related to Alfernon Penrose, below.

PENROSE

Algernon Fane Keane

Algernon Fane Keane PenroseLieutenant, 1st Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. 29th Division. Killed in action on Gallipoli 10th May 1915. Born Buenos Aires, Argentina, 7th February 1892. Son of the late Henry Keane Penrose, and Mrs Keane Penrose, Broadlands Chiddingford, Surrey; great-grandson of Lord Keane of Ghuznee and a grandson of the Hon. Georgina Keane, wife of W.H. Penrose, Esq., of Laherne, Co. Cork. Educated at, Bedford School and the Royal Military College, Sandhurst. Commissioned from Sandhurst into the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers in March 1912, joined the 2nd Bn in November that year; transferred to the 1st Bn in India, being promoted Lieutenant in February 1914. Buried in Pink Farm Cemetery, Helles, Gallipoli. Plot IV. Row C. Grave 3.

Extract from The Impartial Reporter, 20 May 1915:

Lieut Algernon F. Keane Penrose, who as reported on Tuesday, has been killed at the Dardanelles, was the only son of the late Mr. Henry Keane Penrose and Mrs. Keane Penrose of Broadlands, Chiddingford, Surrey.

Extract from The Bond of Sacrifice, Volume 2 Page 369:

Lieut Algernon F. Keane Penrose, who as reported on Tuesday, has been killed at the Dardanelles, was the only son of the late Mr. Henry Keane Penrose and Mrs. Keane Penrose of Broadlands, Chiddingford, Surrey. The Impartial Reporter, 20 May 1915.

Lieutenant Algernon Fane Keane-Penrose, 1st Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, born at Buenos Aires, Argentine Republic, on the 7th February, 1892, was the son of Henry Keane Penrose, Esq., and a great-grandson of Lord Keane of Ghuznee and a grandson of the Hon. Georgina Keane, wife of W.H. Penrose, Esq., of Laherne, Co. Cork.

He was educated at Bedford School and the R.M.C., Sandhurst, receiving his commission in the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers in March 1912, joining the 2nd Battalion in November. He was transferred to the 1st Battalion, then in India, and was promoted Lieutenant in that Battalion in February, 1914. He was a keen rider to hounds and a polo player, and a member of the Junior Naval and Military Club.

Lieutenant Keane-Penrose was killed in action on the 10th May 1915, while leading his company into action on the Gallipoli Peninsula.

PHILLIPS

Walter David.

Guardsman 10590, 1st Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Guards Division. Died of wounds 27th September 1915. Aged 18. Son of Horace and Sarah Phillips of Brickfield Cottages, Petworth Commemorated on The Loos Memorial MR. 19

PULLEN

Gerald Clifford

Lance Corporal G/580, 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action at Ovillers 7th July 1916. Aged 22 Son of George and Madeline Pullen of “The Post Office”, Northchapel. Husband of Mrs. Edith Pullen of ‘Clifton” Western Road, Liss, Hampshire. Born in Northchapel and enlisted in Chichester. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial MR. 21

REMNANT

Percy

Private G/1149, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Died of measles in military hospital at Wimereux 6th March 1915. Born in Northchapel and enlisted in Chichester. Next of kin Northchapel. Buried in Wimereux Cemetery F. 64

SADLER

Alfred James

Private G/1146, 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action 3rd March 1916. Aged 20. Son of James and Edith Sadler of Valentines Hill, Northchapel. Born in Northchapel and enlisted in Chichester. Commemorated on The Loos Memorial MR. 19.

SADLER

John David

Private TF/206779, 1st Battalion, Royal West Surreys. 33rd Division. Killed in action 13th April 1918. Aged 20. Enlisted in Guildford, Surrey. Next of kin Northchapel. Commemorated on The Ploegsteert Memorial MR. 32

SHERWOOD

Carl

probably Carl A Sherwood, Private 154, East African Military Rifles transferred to Corporal 5096, East African Veterinary Corps. Killed 10th March 1916. Entered conflict 8th August 1914. Buried in KAJIADO CEMETERY, Kenya. Plot III. Row B. Grave 1.

SHOTTER

Riley

Lance Corporal 26207, 125th Company, Machine Gun Corps. Died of wounds 15th June 1917. Born in Northchapel and enlisted in Petworth Next of kin Northchapel. Buried in Grevillers British Cemetery. F. 512

STEMP

James

Private 32531, 1st Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. 5th Division. Died in captivity 18th May 1917. Born and enlisted in Chichester. Former Cavalryman. Buried in Tournai Communal Cemetery Allied Extension. , Belgium.

STEMP

Stafford George

Corporal G/22285, 6th Battalion, Royal West Surreys. Killed in action 18th September 1918. Born in Northchapel and enlisted in Godalming, Surrey. Buried in Epehy Wood Farm Cemetery F. 369

STREET

Charles

Private TF/2003, 1/4th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 53rd Division. Died of wounds received at Suvla Bay 17th September 1915. Aged 41. Son of Thomas John and Susan Street of 63, Ferndale Road, South Norwood, London. Born in Northchapel and enlisted in Horsham. Buried in St. Michaels Churchyard, Northchapel.

TALMAN

Godfrey Richard

Private TF/3038, 1/4th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 53rd Division. Died in military hospital in Ismailia, Egypt 10th July 1916. Aged 19. Son of Edward and Hannah Talman of Frithwood Cottage, Northchapel. Born in Northchapel and enlisted in Petworth Buried in Ismailia War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt.

WELLEN

Albert

Private TF/241763, 2/6th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. 61st Division. Killed in action 18th August 1916. Aged 23. Son of Albert and Alice Wellen of New House, Chiddingfold, Surrey. Born in Northchapel and enlisted in Horsham. Formerly with the Royal Sussex Regiment. Commemorated on The Loos Memorial Mr. 19.

WIGG, MM

Sidney Charles

Rifleman S/17209, 13th Battalion, Rifle Brigade. 37th Division. Died at home 19th March 1917. Aged 28 Son of William and Kate Wigg of 25, Albert Road, Ilford, Essex. Husband of Mrs. Edith Wigg of The High Street, Petworth Born in Horsham and enlisted in Piccadilly. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.) Buried in Ilford Cemetery, Essex

BURIED IN THE CHURCHYARD BUT NOT INCLUDED ON THE MEMORIAL

TALMAN

Ernest

Private G/521695 The Royal West Kent Regiment. Died at home after the war 24th May 1921. Aged 43. Son of John and Fanny Talman. Husband of Mrs. Maude Louise Talman 56, Jarvis Road, Twyford Avenue, Portsmouth Born at Northchapel. Buried in St. Michaels Churchyard, Northchapel

Last updated 1 January, 2011

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