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PATCHAM WAR MEMORIAL

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Compiled and copyright © Chris Comber 2004

Patcham was a South Downs village that has now been engulfed by Brighton. The Patcham Parish Church War Memorial for the 1914-1918 war is in the form of a Memorial Cross in the Churchyard of All Saints Parish Church. There are 26 Surnames for World War 1 with some Christian Names. There are two burials in the Churchyard one not included on the Memorial.

Photographs Copyright © Chris Comber 2006

1914-1918

ALLFREY

Ernest George

Gunner 163808, 'A' Battery, 50th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds 15th November 1917. Age 20. Son of Thomas and Annie Allfrey of Patcham. Enlisted in Brighton. Buried in Zuydcoote Military Cemetery F. 1361

BAILEY

F.

No further information currently available

BIGNELL

William John

Private G/40924, 1/8th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. Killed in action 21st April 1918. Born in Patcham and enlisted in Brighton. Next of kin, Falmer. Formerly with the Royal West Kents. Buried in Dainville British Cemetery F. 54

BLACKBURN

Reginald Herbert

Second Lieutenant, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Wounded in France and died at home of influenza 5th November 1918. Aged 29. Fourth son of Mr and Mrs H. R. Blackburn of "The Woodlands Surrenden Road, Brighton. Husband of Mrs R. Blackburn of Brocton Gate Farm, Staffordshire. Educated at Radley and Oxford University. Included on Brighton War Memorial and St Peters Memorial Book. (Brighton Parish Church) Buried in Norwood Cemetery, South London.

BRISTOW

Frank

Private TF/320465, 16th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 74th Division. Died at home 29th September 1918. Aged 24. Son of Edwin and Jane Bristow of Patcham. Born in Patcham and enlisted in Brighton. Buried in All Saints Churchyard, Patcham.

CHATFIELD

Caleb Porter

Petty Officer 1st Class 168364, H.M.S. "Caroline, Royal Navy Died at home 19th November 1917. Aged 41. Husband of Mrs Emily Chatfield of 48, Tillstone Street, Brighton. Brighton War Memorial. Buried in Brighton (Bear Road) Borough Cemetery.

CHATFIELD

William Harry

Probably: William Harry CHATFIELD, Private 458331, Labour Corps. Formerly TF/267153 Royal Sussex Regiment. Died of sickness after the war 14th February 1919. Aged 20. Son of Mr and Mrs Herbert Chatfield of 9, The High Street, Rottingdean. Included on Rottingdean War Memorial. Buried in St Margaret’s Churchyard Rottingdean.

CHATFIELD

James Robert

Warrant Officer 2nd Class (Battery Quartermaster Sergeant) 33285, "V Battery, Royal Horse Artillery. Killed in action in Mesopotamia 24th February 1917. Aged 35. Son of Robert and Elizabeth Chatfield of Patcham. Husband of Mrs Clara Mary Chatfield of 231 Council Houses, Roffey. Born in Patcham and enlisted in Brighton. Commemorated on The Basra Memorial Iraq. MR.38

COPPARD

Arthur Richard

Private SD/3545, 9th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 24th Division. Died of wounds in captivity in Germany 3rd May 1918. Aged 21. Son of Frederick and Ruth Coppard of 5, Drove Cottages, Patcham. Born in Patcham and enlisted in Hove. Buried in Berlin (West) Cemetery.

COPPARD

William Herbert

Driver 2089. 1/3rd Kent Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died on a hospital ship and buried at sea off Gallipoli 28th October 1915. Aged 33. Son of Frederick and Ruth Coppard of 5, Drove Cottages, Patcham. Husband of Mrs Alice Coppard of 33, Cromwell Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent. Born in Brighton and enlisted in Gillingham. Commemorated on The Helles Memorial Gallipoli MR.4.

EDWARDS

Aundrey Williams

Private G/17813, 11th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action 29th April 1918. Aged 25. Son of William and Hepzibah Edwards of 5, Mile End Cottages, Patcham. Born in Ditchling and enlisted in Hove. Commemorated on The Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium MR.30

EDWARDS

Cecil Frank

Private 26790, 2nd Battalion, Wiltshire Regiment. 30th Division. Killed in action during the March Retreat 21st March 1918. Born Dorset and enlisted in Brighton Next of kin, Patcham. Formerly with the Royal Sussex. Commemorated on The Pozieres Memorial MR.27

EDWARDS

James

Private S/2215, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment 1st Division. Killed in action at Cuinchy 25th January 1915. Son of Mr Edwards and Mrs Elizabeth Edwards of Patcham. Born and enlisted in Brighton. Special Reservist. Served in the South African War. Commemorated on The Le Touret Memorial MR.22

FLINT

Albert Henry

Private 2661, 9th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 24th Division. Formerly with the Sussex Yeomanry. Died of wounds in Etaples base hospital 30th October 1916. Aged 28. Son of Albert Henry and Emma Elizabeth Flint of 1, Mile End Cottages, Patcham. Born in Reigate and enlisted in Brighton. Buried in Etaples Military Cemetery. F. 40

GLADMAN

George

Possibly: George Gladman, Private 681431, 75th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment). Killed in action 30th September 1918. Aged 29. Born 26th March 1889 in Sussex. Living at 165, Dovercourt Road, Toronto, Ontario, Canada with his wife Kate when he enlisted. Son of William Gladman, of Shoreham, Sussex, England; husband of Kate Buxton, (formerly Gladman), of 2, Hugo Avenue, Toronto, Canada. Munition worker by trade. Enlisted and passed fit 13th March 1916, aged 26 years 11 months in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Height 5 feet 5¾ inches, girth 36½ inches, complexion medium, eyes grey, hair light brown, mole on left cheek. Religion Church of England. Buried in Cantimore Canadian Cemetery, Sailly. See also National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 3574 - 24

HIDER

William Henry

Gunner 120328, 236th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds at home 26th November 1918. Aged 41. Son of Charles and Hettie Hider of 3, Archbishop Place, Brixton Hill, London. Husband of Mrs Emma Hider of Patching, later of Moulscombe. Born in Brixton and enlisted in Brighton. Buried in Norwood Cemetery.

HOLE

Anthony

Private 55, 9th (Queens Royal) Lancers. 1st Cavalry Division. Died of wounds 2nd October 1914. Born and enlisted in Brighton. Next of kin Patcham. Buried in Fere en Tardenois Communal Cemetery F. 1400 See also Canterbury, 9th Lancers

LINDFIELD

Henry Thomas

Boy 2nd Class J/89929, H.M.S. 'Impregnable', Royal Navy. Died at home 27th June 1918. Aged 16. Son of Harry and Elizabeth Lindfield, of Patcham, later of Toad Hole Valley, West Blatchington, Hove Buried in Hove Old Cemetery.

PARSONS

John Charles

Private 21180, 2nd Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. 29th Division. Killed in action near Ypres 9th August 1916. Born in Buckdown, Dorset and enlisted in Brighton Formerly with Royal Sussex Regiment. Buried in Potjize Burial Ground Cemetery, Belgium B. 44.

PAVEY

John

Private L/10312, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Killed in action at Hulluch 13th October 1915. Aged 23. Son of Mr and Mrs William Pavey of Elm Farm, Patcham. Born and enlisted in Brighton. Commemorated on The Loos Memorial MR.19

PETTITT

William Richard

Driver T/23531, Royal Army Service Corps. Died of wounds 27th June 1915. Born and enlisted in Brighton. No record with CWGC, SDGW only under W.R. Petitt.

SCHREIBER

Victor

No further information currently available Only 3 Schreiber's with CWGC records, none with the Christian name Victor.

TAYLOR

Thomas William Henry

Company Sergeant Major G/1117, 16th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 74th Division. Died of wounds 19th September 1918. Brother of Miss Louie Taylor of 5, London Road, Patcham. Born in Brighton and enlisted in Hove in 1914 with the 2nd Battalion. Buried in Doingt Communal Cemetery Extension F. 194

TRILL

Charles Tower

Lance Corporal G/759, 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action at Ovillers 7th July 1916. Born in Newick and enlisted in Hove. Included on Brighton War Memorial. Buried in Ovillers Military Cemetery F. 393

WELCH

Howard Vyse

Major, 9th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. 24th Division. Taken prisoner at The Battle of Loos and died in captivity 4th October 1915. Aged 60. Son of John Davis and Louise Welch. Husband of Mrs Minnie Eugene Helen Welch of Southdown House, Patcham. Buried in Carvin Communal Cemetery near Lille.

WELCH

Edward Victor

Lance Corporal 7932, 2nd Battalion, Hampshire Regiment attached to The Supply and Transport Corps, Mesopotamia. Died 22nd December 1915. Aged 24. Son of Major Howard Vyse Welch and Minnie Eugene Helen Welch of Southdown House, Patcham. Born in Patcham and enlisted in Winchester. Commemorated on The Basra Memorial, Iraq. MR. 38.

ONE BURIAL NOT ON THE MEMORIAL.

BOURNE

W J.

Private 315875, 577th Home Service Company, Labour Corps formerly Royal East Kent Regiment. Died at home 2nd July 1917. Aged 40. Husband of Mrs Violet Bourne of 14, Church Hill, Patcham. Buried in All Saints Churchyard, Patcham.

Last updated: 26 July, 2016

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