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SELSEY WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 & Korea - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Transcribed & Researched Chris Comber 2004

The Selsey War Memorial stands outside the perimeter wall of the parish church of St. Peter in the High Street. There are 57 Names on the Memorial for World War 1 listed by Surnames & Christian Name(s); there are also three burials in the Churchyard, of which two are not included on the Memorial. The 40 names for World War 2 have as yet to be transcribed. There is also 1 name for Korea.

Photographs copyright © Alan Stevens 2009

AYLING

Bernard

Private 406467, 1st Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Western Ontario Regiment). 1st Canadian Division. Killed in action near Ypres 26th April 1916. Aged 23. Son of Ewan & Jesse Ayling of Selsey. Husband of Mrs. Nellie Ayling of 42, St. Clair Avenue, Niagara Falls, Ontario. Buried in Hooge Crater Cemetery. Zillebeke, Belgium B. 112

BARNES

Frederick

Deck Hand 20505/DA, H. M. Trawler "Elise", Royal Naval Reserve. Lost at sea 22nd September 1918. Aged 19. Son of Frederick & Annie Barnes of "The White Cottage", Coast Guard Lane, Selsey. Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial MR.3.

BELCHER

Percival John

Private SD/3734, 13th Battalion, Royal Sussex Rgiment. 39th Division. Killed in action on the Rue De Bois 30th June 1916. Aged 18. Son of John & Janet Belcher of 7, Station Road, Southwold, Suffolk. Born in St. Neots and enlisted in Brighton. Commemorated on the Loos Memorial MR. 19.

BERTHON

Leonard Tinne

Captain, 9th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. 13th Division. Killed in action in Mesopotamia 25th January 1917. Aged 41 Son of Captain Charles Harrison & Mrs. Anna Berthon of Paignton, Devonshire. Husband of Mrs. Anna Ethel Berthon of Selsey. Buried in Amara War Cemetery, Iraq.

BRANSBY-WILLIAMS

W. E.

No further information currently available

CHAPMAN

Reginald George

Private G/817, 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 12th Division. Wounded near Armentieres when the enemy shelled rest billets behind the lines and died on the 27th September 1915. Aged 22 Born and enlisted in Chichester, Next of kin, Selsey. Buried in Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension F. 285

COTTEN

Cecil John

Private G/1159, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division Killed in action during the fighting at Cuinchy 8th February 1915. Son of Mr. & Mrs. George Cotton of "The Shrubbery", East Road, Selsey. Born in Birdham & enlisted in Bognor. Commemorated on The Le Touret Memorial MR.22.

CREES

William

Second Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion, Royal West Surrey Regiment. 7th Division. Killed in action on the Somme 1st July 1916. Age 34. Son of Charles & Harriett Crees. Husband of Mrs. Lucy Crees of 6, South View, East Road, Selsey. Buried in Peronne Road Cemetery, Maricourt. F. 630

DAY

John

No further information currently available

DIBLEY

Charles Glew

Private 612032, 1/19th Battalion, London Regiment. Died of wounds 2nd December 1917. Aged 32. Adopted son of Mr. & Mrs. Glew of Gosport. Brother of Mrs. Edith Pennicott of Chalcroft Cottage, North Berstead, Bognor. Born in Birdham & enlisted in Woolwich Included on Sidlesham War Memorial. Buried in Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension. F.52

FOSTER

Herbert Knollys

Second Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment 1st Division Killed in action near Ypres 30th October 1914. Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium. MR. 29

FOWLER

William Maurice

Second Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment 1st Division. Died of wounds 26th September 1918. Aged 28. Son of Augustus & Sarah Fowler of Selsey. Husband of Mrs. Ella Fowler of 37, Westfield Road, Caversham, Berkshire. Buried in Marteville Communal Cemetery F. 673

FULLICK

Ernest George.

Leading Seaman 2878/C/PO, S.S. "Jargoon", Royal Naval Reserve. Drowned 20th November 1917. Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea. MR.3.

GRIGG

Charles

Chief Petty Officer 187895, H.M.S. "Onslaught", Royal Navy. Killed in action during the Battle of Jutland night action 1st June 1916. Buried in Dalmeney Cemetery, West Lothian, Scotland

GROVES

Bertram Charles

Civilian Canteen Server, H.M.S. "Malaya", Mercantile Marine. Killed in action during the Battle of Jutland 31st May 1916. Buried in Lyness Royal Naval Cemetery, Scotland

HAMILTON

George Edward Archibald

Fitz-George

Second Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, Grenadier Guards. The Guards Division. Killed in action 18Th May 1918. Buried in Warlincourt Halte British Cemetery, Saulty. F.120

HARDING

Cecil Charles

Private 41524, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. 18th Division. Killed in action 21st September 1918. Born in Selsey & enlisted in Chichester. Next of kin Selsey. Buried in Unicorn Cemetery, Vend’Huile F.212

HARDING

William James

Lance Sergeant SD/3129, 13th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action on the Rue De Bois 30th June 1916. Aged 23. Next of kin Selsey. Born in Selsey & enlisted in Chichester. Buried in Cabaret Rouge British Cemetery F. 924

HARRIS

Ernest Charles

Private SD/4216, 13th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action on the Rue De Bois 30th June 1916. Aged 24. Son of Albert & Mary Harris of West Street, Selsey. Born in Selsey & enlisted in Chichester. Commemorated on The Loos Memorial MR.19

HARRIS

Maurice Maybee

Private TF/241237, 1/6th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Indian Army Died in India 29th October 1918. Aged 28. Son of Mr. & Mrs. William Harris. Husband of Mrs. Alice Maud Harris of 74, Sunbury Lane, Walton on Thames, Surrey. Born in Sidlesham & enlisted in Kingston on Thames, Surrey. Buried in Agra Cantonment Cemetery. Commemorated on The Madras 1914/18 War Memorial, Chennai MR. 66

HOGG

Leslie Arthur

Private 3267, 15th Battalion, London Regiment. Died of wounds 11th February 1916. Son of Mr. & Mrs. W. S. Hogg of 42, Holland Park Avenue, Brondesbury. Enlisted in London Buried in Noeux Les Mines Communal Cemetery. Possibility, as the only L. A. Hogg with CWGC records. There is also Private Arthur Joseph Hogg 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex. Killed in action at Loos 25th September 1915. Born in Willesden & enlisted in Arundel Commemorated on The Loos Memorial MR.19.

HOMER

Percy

Corporal SD/2928, 13th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment 39th Division. Killed in action 29th July 1916. Born in Selsey & enlisted in Chichester. Next of kin, Selsey. Buried in Le Touret Military Cemetery,F.727

HOMER

Walter James.

Private 106, 3rd Australian Pioneers. 3rd Australian Division. Killed in action 6th September 1918. Aged 24. Son of Charles Job & Ellen Homer of 2, Richmond Villas, Selsey. Buried in Tincourt New British Cemetery F. 446

HONYWOOD

Oliver

[Spelt HONEYWOOD on memorial] Sapper 139240, 250th Tunnelling Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 11th April 1916. Aged 27. Born Fishbourne, enlisted Chichester. Son of Thomas and Ellen Honywood, of 4, Station Rd., Selsey, Chichester. Formerly 654, Royal Sussex Regiment. Buried in Ridge Wood Military Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row S. Grave 10.

HUMPHREY

William Walter

Private 24775, 6th Battalion, Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. 14th Light Division. Killed in action 23rd January 1917. Aged 36. Son of Charles & Emma Humphrey. Born in Chiddingfold, Surrey. Enlisted in Matlock, Derbyshire. Connection with Selsey unknown. Possibility only. This is the only W. W. Humphrey with CWGC records. Buried in Barly French Military Cemetery. F. 749

IRELAND

Henry Amos

Boy 1st Class J/36441, H.M.S. "Tipperary", Royal Navy. Lost with the Flotilla Leader during the night action of the Battle of Jutland 1st June 1916. Aged 17. Son of Albert & Anne Ireland of "Glen Roy" High Street, Selsey. Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea MR.3.

JAMES

Stanley Prewett

Private 28042, 15th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment. 1st Canadian Division. Died at home in the U.K. 23rd September 1915. Aged 22. Son of Mr. & Mrs. Charles James of 4, Uxbridge Road, Kingston on Thames formerly of Selsey. Born in Selsey Buried in Nunhead (All Saints) Cemetery.

JENNER

Reginald

Private TF.1858 1/4th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment 53rd Division. Killed in action at Suvla Bay, Gallipoli 11. 8.15. Son of Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Wilson Jenner of "Firlecote" 14, Station Road, Selsey. Born in Lewes & enlisted in Chichester. Commemorated on The Helles Memorial Gallipoli. MR.4.

JEWELL

Dudley Mark Hayward

Second Lieutenant, Royal Engineers attached to 18th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. 33rd Division. Killed in action 20th January 1916. Aged 22. Son of Maurice Jewell & Ada Margaret Pugh-Cook (Formerly Jewell) of Warnercroft , Selsey. Born in Selsey. Buried in Guards Cemetery, Windy Corner, Cuinchy F. 279

JEWELL

Edward Herbert

Second Lieutenant, ‘B’ Company, 11th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. 25th Division. Killed in action. 15th May 1916. Aged 21. Brother of Dudley Jewell. Details as above. Buried in Ecoivres Military Cemetery, Mont St. Eloi F. 68.

JINMAN

Augustus

Able Seaman, H. M. Armed Yacht 'Conqueror 2', Mechantile Marine Reserve. Lost when the ship was torpedoed by a U-Boat, in the Fair Isle Channel, off Scotland 26th September 1916. Aged 35. Son of Lambert & Rosina Jinman of Selsey. Commemorated on The Plymouth Naval Memorial MR.2.

LAMBERT

George

Private SD/1387, 12th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action on the Somme 30th August 1916. Born & enlisted in Chichester. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial MR.21

LAWRENCE

Charles

Able Seaman, H.M. Yacht "Sanda", Mercantile Marine Reserve. Lost when the armed yacht was sunk by shore batteries off Zeebrugge 25th September 1915. Aged 45. Son of James & Susan Lawrence of Selsey. Husband of Mrs. Ellen Lawrence of 6, The Row, Selsey. Commemorated on The Plymouth Royal Naval Memorial MR.2.

LEGG

Harold

Private G/12969, 9th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 24th Division. Died of wounds 8th June 1917. Aged 21. Son of Mr. & Mrs. W. Legg of Selsey. Born in Selsey & enlisted in Warley, Essex. Buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery Belgium B.11

LELLIOTT

Ernest Charles

Private G/4587, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Killed in action at Loos 25th September 1915. Born in Selsey & enlisted in Kingston on Thames, Surrey. Next of kin, Selsey. Commemorated on The Loos Memorial MR.19

MARTIN

Bruce

Lieutenant, 105th Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died of influenza 1st March 1919. Age 26. Son of The Rev J. J. & Mrs. M. E. Martin of ‘The Hut", North Road, Selsey. Enlisted in August 1914. Buried in Selsey Cemetery, Church Norton.

MILFORD

John

Petty Officer 1st Class 167342, H.M.S. "Queen Mary", Royal Navy. 1st Battlecruiser Squadron, The Grand Fleet. Lost with the ship at Jutland 31st May 1916. Aged 38. Son William & Eliza Jane Milford of Portland, Dorset. Husband of Mrs. Elizabeth Milford of Laburnham Villas, South View, Selsey. Included on Portland War Memorial Dorset, & St. Peters Parish Church, Portland. Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea MR.3.

MOORE

Alfred George

Lance Corporal F/3097, 23rd Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. 41st Division. Died of wounds in Italy 16th January 1918. Aged 23. Son of Mr. & Mrs. W. J. Moore of Portsmouth. Born in Portsmouth & enlisted in Chichester. Resident of Selsey. Included on Portsmouth War Memorial. Buried in Staglieno Cemetery, Genoa, Italy.

NICHOLLS

Herbert Edward

Private CH/14768, H.M.S. "Formidable", Royal Marines Light Infantry. Lost with the Battleship when she was torpedoed off Lyme Regis 1st January 1915. Commemorated on The Chatham Naval Memorial MR.1. Not confirmed. Possibility only.

NORRIS

Herbert Edward

Sergeant 3909, 3rd Battalion, Rifle Brigade. 24th Division Killed in action 17th June 1915. Born in Bognor & enlisted in Chichester. Next of kin, Selsey. Commemorated on The Arras Memorial MR.20

PATTEN

Frederick J.

No further information currently available.

PENFOLD

Bernard Hugh

Second Lieutenant, 15th Battalion, Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment (The Sherwood Foresters). 15th Division. Killed in action 20th-23rd October 1917. Commemorated on The Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium MR. 30

ROWLAND

Edward Charles

Private G/15963, 13th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action at Polygon Wood near Ypres 27th September 1917. Born in Aldingbourne & enlisted in Chichester. Buried in Perth Cemetery (China Wall) Ypres, Belgium B.115

SAYERS

John

No further information currently available.

SCUTT

Alfred

Private G/1036, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Killed in action at Loos 25th September 1915. Born in Canning Town and enlisted in Chichester. Next of kin, Selsey. Commemorated on The Loos Memorial MR.19

SMITH

Edward Henry

Corporal TF/200558, 1/4th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 34th Division. Killed in action on the Marne 1st August 1918. Aged 26. Son of Walter Arnell & Alice Smith of "The New Inn" the High Street, Selsey. Born in Selsey & enlisted in Chichester Buried in Raperie British Cemetery, Villemontoire F. 524

SMITH

Frederick Cliffford.

Private 206140 The Tank Corps. ‘C’ Battalion, Formerly with the Machine Gun Corps. Killed in action 11th April 1917. Aged 20 Son of Walter Arnell & Alice Smith of "Ashurst", East Road, Selsey. Born in Selsey & enlisted in Chichester. Commemorated on The Arras Memorial MR. 20

STEEL

Edward

Private G/8062, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment 1st Division. Wounded on the Somme and died in base hospital at Rouen on the 24th August 1916. Aged 21. Son of George & Mary Anne Steel of 21, Norman Road, Southsea, Hampshire. Born in Sidlesham and enlisted in Chichester. Selsey resident. Included on Portsmouth City War Memorial. Buried in St.Sever Cemetery, Rouen F.145

STUBBS

Frank

Able Seaman H. M. Yacht "Conqueror 2", Mechantile Marine Reserve. Lost when the armed Yacht was torpedoed by a U-Boat in the Fair Isle Channel, off Scotland 26th September 1916. Aged 24. Son of William & Mary Stubbs of Albion Road, Selsey. Commemorated on The Plymouth Royal Naval Memorial MR.2.

TADD

Frederick H.

Private SD/1474, 12th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Died of wounds 4th September 1916. Aged 29. Son of Stephen & Eliza Tadd of "Ferncliffe", Manor Road, Selsey. Born in Selsey & enlisted in Chichester. Buried in Gezaincourt Communal Cemetery Extension F. 169

TADD

Richard

Able Seaman 10257, H.M. Yacht "Sanda", Mercantile Marine Reserve.Lost when the ship was sunk by shore batteries off Zeebrugge, Belgium 25th September 1915. Son of Richard & Harriett Tadd, of The High Street, Selsey. Commemorated on The Plymouth Royal Naval Memorial MR.2.

WALLS

James

Private G/820, 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action 28th March 1916. Son of Mr. & Mrs. W. Walls of 3, South View, East Road, Selsey. Born in Sunbury, Middlesex & enlisted in Chichester. Buried in Sailly Labourse Communal Cemetery F. 257

WALLS

John

Private G/586, 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action at Ovillers on the Somme 7th July 1916. Aged 21. Son of Mr. & Mrs. W. Walls of 3, South View, East Road, Selsey. Born in Harrow, Middlesex & enlisted in Chichester. Buried in Ovillers Military Cemetery F. 393

WARDLE

Edgar

Private 34920, 2nd Garrison Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Indian Army. Died in India 30th January 1918. Aged 35. Son of Florence Louisa Wardle 21, Conley Road, Church Road, Willesden. Formerly with the Royal Sussex Regiment. Born in Nottingham & enlisted in Chichester. Resident of Selsey. Buried in Karachi Cemetery. Commemorated on The Delhi Memorial (India Gate) India. MR 43

WHITENSTALL

Albert (Bertie)

Lance Corporal G/1062, 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action at Ovillers 7th July 1916. Born in Dymchurch, Kent & enlisted in Chichester. Resident of Selsey. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial MR.21

WOOLLVEN

 

Albert Henry

[CWGC spelling WOOLVEN.] Stoker 1st Class 302856, H.M.S. "Amethyst", Royal Navy. Killed in action when the light cruiser was damaged by Turkish shore batteries in Sari Siglar Bay in the Dardanelles 14th March 1915. Included on Sidlesham Parish War Memorial. Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial Southsea MR.3.

WYATT

Frederick Henry

Private 132655 8th Battalion. The Machine Gun Corps(Infantry) Formerly with the Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action. 24. 4.18. Aged 19 Son of Henry & Lucy Wyatt of 20, The High Street, Selsey. Born in Chichester & enlisted in Bournemouth Former Sea Scout on duty for two years locally. Buried in Villers Bretonneux Military Cemetery. F.1170.

NOT INCLUDED ON W.M. - Buried in the Churchyard

SMITH

H

Rifleman 26167, Royal Irish Rifles. Died after the war 16th July 1920. Buried in North-West part of Selsey (St. Peter) Church Cemetery.

SOLOMON

Percy Edward

Seaman 7085A, H.M. Drifter "Star of Buchan", Royal Naval Reserve. Died 20th October 1915. Aged 20. Son of Albert & Alice Solomon of Highlands Farm, Mutford, Beccles, Suffolk. Buried in Selsey Cemetery

1913-1945

Not yet transcribed

     

KOREA - 1953

GUTHRIE

Peter McCombie

Second Lieutenant P/423566, Duke of Wellington's Regiment (West Riding). Killed in action 29 May 1953. Aged 20. Buried in UN Memorial Cemetery, Pusan, Korea. Plot 39. Row 10. Grave 3427. Details in The Times 13 June 1953

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