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Compiled and copyright © Chris Comber 2004

Selham Parish church is a lovely old Saxon Church. The Memorial is a fine stone tablet, carved and partly coloured with name rank and Regiment.


Ernest Henry

Private L/10151, 2nd Battalion. Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Died of wounds 18th September 1914. Aged 20. Son of Albury Edwin and Harriett Kenward of Arundel. Born in Petersfield, Hants, and enlisted in Chichester. Regular Soldier. Buried in Nantes La Boutillerie Cemetery F 1831



Private G/1471, 2nd Battalion. Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Killed in action at Richebourg L`Avou 9th May 1915. Son of William and Lavina Patten. Born in Compton, Somerset and enlisted in Chichester. Included on Bognor and Pagham War Memorials. Commemorated on The Le Touret Memorial MR.22.



Major, 2nd Battalion. The Cheshire Reg. 28th Division. Killed in action at Loos 3rd October 1915. Aged 35. Son of Colonel Arthur and Mrs Kathrine Rowland-Hill of "The Priory", Selham. Commemorated on The Loos Memorial MR. 19


George Hugh

Boy 1st Class J/45404/PO Royal Navy HMS "Inefatigable". Lost with the battlecruiser at the Battle of Jutland 31st May 1916. Aged 16 Son of Levi and Elizabeth Robbins of Selham House, Selham. Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial MR.3.


Thomas Franklin

Cooks Mate M/20827/PO, H.M.S. "Cullist", Royal Navy. Killed in action. 11th February 1918. Aged 21. Son of Joseph Frank and Sarah Patten of Harlands Cottage, Selham. Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial MR.3.



Lance Sergeant G/1632, 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action 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. Included on the Petworth. Roll of Honour (Petworth Parish Church). Commemorated on The Pozieres Memorial MR.27


Francis Charles

Captain 17th Lancers attached Machine Gun Company. Killed in rd April 1918. Aged 30. Son of Charles Carmichael and Mary Annabel Lacaita of Selham House, Selham. Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.). Commemorated on The Arras Memorial MR.20

22 June 2004

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