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PETWORTH WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Chris Comber 2005

The war memorial stands outside Petworth parish church which is unfortunately on the town one-way system of the East bound A272. Very dangerous spot and described locally as "Hell fire Corner". For World War 1 there are 75 men listed by name rank and unit, in a tatty A4 folder kept in the Church. The folder also includes the men of 1939-1945 which still need transcribing. There are three burials in the Horsham Road Cemetery, all included on the Memorial list.

Photographs Copyright © Chris Comber 2005 - Unveiling from an old postcard

1914-1919

ADSETT

Alfred Walter

Private TF/200532, 1/4th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 53rd Division. Died of wounds 27th March 1917. Aged 20. Son of Mr and Mrs K. Adsett of Petworth, later of Beckenham, Kent. Born and enlisted in Petworth. Commemorated on The Jerusalem Memorial MR.34.

BAIGENT

Albert Edwin

Gunner 146641, 'D' Battery, 76th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery Killed in action 23rd April 1917. Born in Storrington and enlisted in Horsham. Buried in Lieven Communal Cemetery Extension.

BARNETT

Albert Edward

Gunner 109941, 112th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery Died of wounds 3rd August 1917. Aged 20. Son of Mr and Mrs B, T, Barnett of 290, Horsham Road, Petworth Born and enlisted Petworth. Buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium B.11

BARTTELOTT

Reginald Walter

Private 61505, 22nd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. 2nd Division. Formerly with the Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds 18th February 1917. Aged 29. Son of William and Mary Anne Barttolot of 4, New Street, Petworth Born in Petworth Enlisted in Hove. Resident of Portslade. Buried in Courcelette British Cemetery

BONIFACE

Reginald Albert George

Guardsman 25790, 1st Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Guards Division. Killed in action during the battle of Cambrai 1st December 1917. Aged 19. Son of Nelson and Sarah Boniface of Stag Park, Petworth. Born in Petworth and enlisted in Horsham. Commemorated on The Cambrai Memorial MR.17.

BOWDIDGE

Arthur

Private G/76198, 1st/4th Battalion, London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers). 56th Division. Killed in action 23rd August 1918. Formerly with the Royal Sussex Regiment. Son of Mr and Mrs W. Bowdidge of Grove Cottages Singleton. Born in Eastbourne and enlisted, Horsham, Resident of Petworth. Buried in Boyelles Communal Cemetery Extension.

BURNINGHAM

Albert

Gunner 625542, 309th Siege Battery, The Honourable Artillery Company (Artillery). Died of wounds 28th May 1917. Born in Petworth and enlisted in Canterbury. Buried in Vlamertinghe Military Cemetery, Belgium.

BUTCHER

Frederick

Private 6745, 2nd/2nd Battalion, London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers). Killed in action 26th October 1917. Aged 35. Brother of Kate Butcher of Gray Friars, Storrington. Born in Petworth and enlisted in Hove. Commemorated on The Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium MR.30

BUTTERS

George

Private - No further information currently available

CAPLIN

William

Private 28212, 8th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. 18th Division. Killed in action at Arras 3rd May 1917. Born in Bognor and enlisted in Chichester. Commemorated on The Arras Memorial MR.20

CARD

James

Private 27648, 9th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. 12th Division. Killed in action on the Somme 7th October 1916. Aged 35. Brother of William Card of Scrasies Hill, Petworth, Born in Petworth and enlisted in Horsham. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial

CARVER

Frederick John

Private TF/200766, 1st/4th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 53rd Division. Killed in action at the 1st Battle of Gaza 26th March 1917. Enlisted in Horsham. Commemorated on The Jerusalem Memorial MR.34

CHETWYND-STAPYLTON

Henry Miles

Captain, 107th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action near Ypres 14th November 1915. Aged 28. Son of Henry Goulburn and Mary Chetwynd-Stapylton of'Hilliers' Petworth. Buried in Reninghelst New Military Cemetery, Belgium

CLARKE

Herbert Charles

Stoker 2nd Class K/21948/PO, HMS'Good Hope', Royal Navy. Lost with the Armoured Cruiser during the Battle of Coronel Islands off the Chilean Coast 1st November 1914. Aged 19. Son of. Son of Stephen Cook and Alice Clarke of The Railway Station, Petworth. Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea MR3.

DALE

Henry

Second Lieutenant, Dragoon Guards attached Tank Corps. Killed in action 24th April 1918. Aged 27. Son of Harry and Rhoda Dale of'The Knoll', Depot Road, Horsham. Native of Petworth. Buried in Crucifix Corner Cemetery, Villers Brettoneaux

DEAN

John Nelson

Private 81373, 219th Company Machine Gun Corps. (Infantry). Died of wounds 3rd May 1917. Aged 23. Formerly East Kent Regiment. Son of James Nelson and Letitia Dean of Petworth. Husband of Eva Marianne Dean of 30, Dingwall Road, Croydon. Born in Petworth and enlisted in Kingston on Thames. Resident of East Croydon. Buried in Cayeaux Military Cemetery.

DURRANT

Reginald Albert

Private 17114, No. 6 Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Formerly King's Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 14th November 1916. Aged 20. Brother of Mr A. W. Durant of 24, Osborne Road, Petersfield. Born in Cranleigh, Surrey and enlisted in Petworth. Buried in Mailly Wood Cemetery, Mailly-Mailet.

DUFFIELD

George

Sergeant The Scots Guards - No further information currently available

EARDLEY-WILMOT

Theodore

Lieutenant Colonel, 12th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. 66th Division.Formerly with the York and Lancaster Regiment. Killed in action during the March retreat 22nd March 1918. Aged 38. Son of Robert and Frances Gwynne Eardley-Wilmot of 'The Preyste House' Petworth. Husband of Mrs Mildred Clare, Eardley-Wilmot of Newlands, Petworth. Severely wounded at Ypres in April 1915. Commemorated on The Arras Memorial

EDWICKER

Charles Henry

Private 33344, 8th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. 18th Division. Died of wounds 14th October 1917. Aged 19. Son of Henry and Charlotte Edwicker of Grove Lane, Petworth Born in Selham and enlisted in Chichester. Included on Tillington Parish Church War Memorial. Buried in Dozinghem Military Cemetery, Belgium

FORD

George Rufus

Sergeant 10366 125th Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery Killed in action near Ypres 2nd June 1915. Aged 32. Son of Middleton and Emily Ford of Percy Terrace, Grove Street, Petworth. Born in Plaistow and enlisted in Eastbourne. Buried in Perth Cemetery (China Wall) Ypres, Belgium.

FOSTER

William

Private G/6242, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Killed in action near Cambrai 18th September 1916. Aged 34. Son of Harry and Charlotte Foster of North Street, Petworth. Born in Dunsfold and enlisted in Chichester. Buried in Bellicourt British Cemetery F.375

FLETCHER

Arthur Ernest

Corporal 3218, No 45 Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) Killed in action 12th August 1916. Aged 22. Formerly Royal Fusiliers. Son of Mrs E. J. Shepherd of 'Wi Wurry', Basin Road, Chichester. Born in Bermondsey and enlisted in Petworth. Included on Chichester City W.M. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial

GEORGE

Jesse

Private G/12871, 2nd/4th Battalion, Royal West Surrey Regiment. 34th Division. Killed in action 1st August 1918. Aged 38. Husband of Adeline Blanche George of Angel Street, Petworth. Son of Joseph and Sarah George of Ipsden, near Wallingford, Berkshire. Born in Ipsden, and enlisted in Petworth. Commemorated on The Soissons Memorial

GIGG

Albert William

Sapper 176767, 219th Field Company, Royal Engineers Died of wounds 21. 7.17. Aged 29. Husband of Lily Augusta Gigg of East Street, Petworth Born in Kensington, London and enlisted in Petworth. Buried in Coxyde Military Cemetery , Belgium.

GILL

Alec George

Private TF/200561, 1/4th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 53rd Division. Killed in action at the first battle of Gaza 26th March 1917. Aged 22. Youngest son of Mr and Mrs R. Gill of The High Street, Petworth Born and enlisted in Petworth. Commemorated on The Jerusalem Memorial MR.34

GILL

Spencer Charles

Gunner 125617, 173rd Siege Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 15th August 1917. Born in Petworth and enlisted in Horsham. Resident of Petworth. Buried in Bard Cottage Cemetery, Belgium

GREENFIELD

William Horace

Guardsman 20170, 2nd Battalion, Coldstream Guards. The Guards Division. Killed in action 10th October 1917. Aged 30. Son of William and Sarah Greenfield of 35, Spilsby Road, Boston, Lincs. Husband of Ethel Greenfield (remarried and later of Stoke Newington). Born in Boston, Lincolnshire and enlisted in Grantham. Connection with Petworth unknown. Commemorated on The Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium

GRINSTED

William

Private SD/2346, 12th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action near Beaucourt 3rd September 1916. Son of Mr and Mrs Foster of 'The Queens Head', Petworth. Born and enlisted in Petworth. Single man, employed by W.S.C. Council as a quarryman. Buried in Ancre British Cemetery F. 339

HAMILTON

Ernest William

Private S4/143728, Royal Army Service Corps. Died at home 29th September 1916. Son of Robert and Fanny Hamilton of North Street, Petworth. Born in Petworth and enlisted in Horsham. Buried in Horsham Road Cemetery, Petworth

HAMILTON

Henry R

Private Gloucestershire Regiment - No further information currently available

HARPER

Thomas William

Private G/8823 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment 12th Division. Killed in action during the attack on Senlis Mill 5. 4.18. Son of Mr and Mrs William Harper of Byworth near Petworth Born in Petworth and enlisted in Horsham. Buried in Bouzincourt Ridge Cemetery F. 516

HARRIS

Sidney William

Private S4/218194, Royal Army Service Corps. Died at home. 30th October 1918. Aged 39. Husband of Mrs Alice Harris of East Street, Petworth. Born in Winchester and enlisted in Horsham. Buried in Horsham Road Cemetery, Petworth

HEDGER

Edwin John

Private G/14143, 16th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 74th Division. Killed in action at Quennet Copse 21st September 1918. Aged 20. Son of William and Harriett Hedger of High Haley, Petworth Born in Easebourne and enlisted in Chichester. Commemorated on the Vis en Artois Memorial MR.16.

HEYDON

Archibald

Lance Sergeant G/1632, 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment 12th Division. Killed in action at Aveluy Wood 27th March 1918. Aged 23. Son of William and Harriett Heydon of Grove Street, Petworth. Born in Assington, Essex and enlisted in Midhurst. Also included on Selham Parish Church War Memorial. Commemorated on The Pozieres Memorial

HUNT

Alfred Frank

Private SD/5629, 11th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Died of wounds 18th October 1916. Aged 23. Son of Mr and Mrs Alfred Hunt of Hoads Common Lodge, Petworth. Born and enlisted in Petworth. Buried in Bouzincourt Communal Cemetery Extension F.296

JOHNSON

John

Private, Royal West Surrey Regiment - No further information currently available

KENNETT

George William

Able Seaman J/23344/PO Royal Navy HMS'Paragon` Lost when the Destroyer was torpedoed off the Kent coast 18. 3.17. Aged 21. Son of Henry and May Kennett of North Street, Petworth. Buried in St.James Cemetery Dover, Kent.

KENT

Joseph Charles

Sergeant G/637, 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action at Ovillers 7th July 1916. Aged 24. Son of Mr and Mrs J. W. Kent of 405, Station Road, Petworth. Born in Tillington and enlisted in Chichester. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial

KING

Edward Harry

Private TF/201870, 13th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action near Ypres 1st August 1917. Aged 28. Son of Mr and Mrs King of The High Street, Petworth. Husband of Mrs E. King of 75, Grange Park Road, Thornton Heath, Surrey. Born in Petworth and enlisted in Croydon. Left one child. Included on The Croydon Roll of Honour. Buried in White House Cemetery, Belgium B.101

LAMBERT

Arthur Frere

Lieutenant Colonel, 1/10th Battalion, London Regiment. 54th Division, Palestine. Killed in action near Gaza 2nd November 1917. Aged 38. Formerly with the Royal West Surreys. Son of Major-General (CB) and Mrs Margaret Lambert. Husband of Mrs Ethel Lambert of Fittleworth. Served in the South Africa. Buried in Gaza War Cemetery, Palestine.

LUCAS

Horace Henry

Private 15869, 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 24th Division Died of wounds at home 14th December 1915. Aged 21. Son of Alfred and Sybella Lucas of Petworth. Born in Petworth and enlisted in Norwich. Buried in Horsham Road Cemetery, Petworth

LUGG

Stanley

Sergeant TF/200145, 1/4th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 53rd Division. Killed in action during the third battle of Gaza 4th November 1917. Aged 23. Son of Josias Dale and Ellen Lugg of Guntersbridge, Petworth. Born in Helston, Cornwall and enlisted in Petworth. Buried in Beersheba War Cemetery, Palestine.

LUXFORD

Jesse

Private L/10179, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Killed in action on the Marne 14th September 1914. Born in Billingshurst and enlisted in Petworth. Commemorated on La Ferte Sous Jouarre Memorial MR.15

MADGWICK

James Henry

Officers Cook 1st Class, L/3006, HMS 'Renown', Royal Navy. Died at home 17th May 1918. Son of Edith Madgwick of 10, Kate Street, Streatham. Born in Putney. Died in Haslar Royal Naval Hospital. Buried in Milton Cemetery, Portsmouth, Hampshire.

MEACHEN

James

Private G/24395, 1st Battalion, Royal West Surrey Regiment. 33rd Division. Formerly with the Royal Sussex Killed in action 23rd April 1917. Aged 34. Son of Robert and Mary Anne Meachen of Monument Cottage, Bringsole Heath, Petworth. Husband of Mrs Ellen Meachen of 262, Limbo, London Road, Petworth Born and enlisted Petworth. Commemorated on The Arras Memorial MR.20

MURRAY

George Ramsay

Lieutenant, 13th Duke of Connaught's Own Lancers. (Watsons Horse) Indian Army. Died in Mesopotamia 23rd December 1916. Aged 36. Son of Andrew and Elizabeth Murray of Cleveland House, St. Leonard's on Sea. Born in Petworth. Buried in Amara War Cemetery, Iraq.

NEVATT

George Henry

Rifleman C/3781, 17th Battalion, Kings Royal Rifle Corps. 39th Division. Died of wounds 30th June 1916. Aged 27. Son of George and Sarah Nevatt of 298 North Street, Petworth. Born in Petworth and enlisted in Cockspur St. London. Buried in Bethune Town Cemetery F.80.

NEWMAN

Richard James

Private G/2362, 8th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment (Pioneers). 18th Division. Killed in action 5th September 1917. Aged 24. Son of Frederick and Rosina of Gunters Bridge, Petworth. Born in Kirdford and enlisted in Worthing. Buried in Duhallow A.D.S. Cemetery Ypres, Belgium B.20

PALMER

George Arthur

Gunner 44723, 117th Battery, 26th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds 27th October 1914. Born in Petworth and enlisted in London. Buried in Les Gonards Cemetery Versailles.

PAY

John

Guardsman 15890, 1st Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Killed in action between 10th and 13th March 1915. Born in Guildford and enlisted in Portsmouth. Commemorated on The Le Touret Memorial MR.22

PARKER

Henry (Harry) Charles

Private G/16307, 12th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Died of wounds 8th October 1916. Aged 24. Son of George and Matilda Parker of Byworth. Husband of Mrs Annie Parker of Dorking. Born in Shoreham by sea and enlisted in Petworth. Included on Fittleworth Parish Church War Memorial. Buried in Auchonvillers Military Cemetery F. 35

PEACOCK

Albert

Private G/15959, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Killed in action 23rd October 1918. Aged 39. Son of George and Caroline Peacock of Petworth. Born and enlisted in Petworth. Commemorated on The Vis en Artois Memorial MR.16

PEACOCK

Reginald

Sapper 536238 90th Field Company, The Royal Engineers. Killed in action 25th April 1918. Enlisted in Brighton. Petworth resident. Commemorated on The Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium MR30

PELLETT

Leonard

Private 33285, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment 6th Division. Killed in action 20th November 1917. Aged 35. Son of Albert and Elizabeth Pellett of Petworth. Husband of Mrs Rose Pellett of Rumbolds Hill, Midhurst. Formerly with the Suffolks. Born and enlisted in Petworth. Buried in Ribecourt British Cemetery.

PENFOLD

William Standing.

Private 27850, 12th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment 40th Division. Killed in action 11th July 1916. Aged 26. Formerly with the Middlesex Regiment. Son of William and Lucy Penfold of Pound Street, Petworth. Born in Petworth and enlisted in Guildford. Buried in Maroc British Cemetery, Grenay.

PENROSE

Edward John Mcneill

Captain, 1st Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers 4th Division. Killed in action at Ypres 25th April 1915. Aged 27. Son of The Rev. John and Mrs Anne Penrose of 'Tullaghquin', Church Road, Wimbledon. Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium Mr.29

PULL

Charles Henry

Corporal G/3301, 9th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 24th Division attached 73rd Brigade, Trench Mortar Batteries. Killed in action 26th August 1917. Aged 24. Son of Edwin Walter and Sarah Anne Pull of `The Gardens', Petworth Park, Petworth. Buried in Mendinghem Military Cemetery, Belgium.

PULLEN

John

Private 4033, 3rd Dragoon Guard.s 3rd Cavalry Division. Died of wounds 28th September 1915. Aged 26. Son of Alfred and Agnes Pullen of Byworth. Born in Petworth and enlisted in Aldershot. Buried in Bethune Town Cemetery F.80

SAUNDERS

William John

Private 200032, 1st/4th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 34th Division. Killed in action 17TH October 1918 Aged 35. Son of Henry and Priscilla Saunders of Upperton. Husband of Mrs Harriett Saunders of 19, Terminus Road, Eastbourne. Born in Tillington and enlisted in Petworth. Joined TF in 1908. Included on Eastbourne War Memorial. Buried in Dadizeele New British Cemetery, Belgium. B.157

SAVAGE

Arthur Henry

Private TF/2000, 1st/4th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 53rd Division. Killed in action at Suvla Bay, Gallipoli 12th August 1915. Aged 30. Son of Mr and Mrs Henry Savage of Tripp Hill, Sutton. Born in Petworth and enlisted in Horsham. Included on Sutton Parish Church War Memorial. Commemorated on The Helles Memorial, Gallipoli MR.4.

SKINNER

Henry Seymour

Private 8042, 1st/14th Battalion, London Regiment (The London Scottish). Died of wounds 13th September 1916. Enlisted in Petworth Resident of Tillington. Buried in Corbie Communal Cemetery Extension.

SIMPSON

Joseph

Private 2230, 8th Battalion, East Surreys 18th Division. Died of wounds 28th January 1916. Born in Petworth and enlisted in Kingston on Thames. Buried in St. Pierre Cemetery, Amiens.

SMART

Harold

Private 17724, 12th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. 24th Division. Killed in action 16th August 1916. Aged 19. Son of Joseph and Clara Simpson of 411, Kilsham Lane, Petworth. Born and enlisted in Petworth. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial

SOPP

Herbert Archer

Private G/3775, 9th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 24th Division. Killed in action 18th August 1916. Aged 28. Born and enlisted in Petworth Resident of Petworth. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial

STONER

Alick George

Lance Sergeant G/605, 7th Battalion, Royal West Surrey Regiment. 18th Division. Killed in action 18th November 1916. Aged 22. Son of William and Lucy Stoner of Kennel Lodge, Petworth. Born in Petworth and enlisted in Guildford. Buried in Stump Road Cemetery, Grandcourt.

STREETER

Henry

Possibly Trooper 2345, 1st Life Guards (remounts). Killed in action near Ypres 30th October 1914. Born in Newick and enlisted in Brighton. Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium MR29

TICKNER

Alfred

Lance Corporal 41355, 2nd Battalion, Rifle Brigade. 8th Division. Killed in action 27th August 1918. Born in Petworth and enlisted in Horsham Resident of Petworth. Buried in La Targette British Cemetery, Neuville St.Vaast

VICKERS

James

Private, Border Regiment - No further information currently available

WHITE

Leon

Private 61456, 13th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. 37th Division. Killed in action 23rd April 1917. Aged 38. Formerly with the Royal Sussex Regiment. Son of James and Hannah White of Station Road, Petworth. Husband of Mrs Charlotte Kate White of 321, The High Street, Petworth. Born and enlisted in Petworth. Commemorated on The Arras Memorial

WHITTINGTON

Arthur

Lance Corporal G/9181, 8th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment (Pioneers). 18th Division. Killed in action 20th July 1917. Aged 31. Son of Edwin and Jane Whittington of Egremont Terrace, Petworth. Born and enlisted in Petworth. Buried in Dickebusch New Military Cemetery Extension, Belgium B.29

WHITTINGTON

William

Private G/41331, 2nd Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. 8th Division. Formerly with the Royal Fusiliers. Killed in action 8th November 1916. Born in Petworth and enlisted in Chichester. Next of kin Petworth. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial

WILSON

Charles Edgar Andrew

Captain, Royal Army Medical Corps attached to Rifle Brigade. Died of wounds 8th April 1918. Aged 41. Eldest son of The Rev Alfred Wilson (MA), Vicar of Bedford Park, Chiswick and Mrs Fanny Wilson. Husband of Mrs Mary Wilson of North House, Petworth. Buried in Etretat Churchyard Extension

WOODS

Alfred William

Lance Corporal G/12968, 1st Battalion, East Kent Regiment. 6th Division. Formerly Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 27th June 1917. Aged 22. Son of Frank and Sarah Woods of Bowling Green, Angel Street, Petworth Born and enlisted in Petworth. Buried in Philosophe British Cemetery, Mazingarbe

WYNDHAM

The Hon William Reginald

Lieutenant, 1st Life Guards. Cavalry Division. Killed in action near Zillebeke, Ypres 6th November 1914. Aged 38. Third son of Baron Leaconfield and Lady Leaconfield of 12, Great Stanhope Street, London. Buried in Zillebeke Churchyard, Belgium

Last updated 26 April, 2012

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