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SHIPLEY WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Chris Comber 2006

In the church of St Mary the Virgin, Shipley, are several memorials namely Shipley Boy Scouts Group (World War 2) with 27 names of those who served and two that died, St Mary The Virgin Church Plaque with 11 names of those from the parish who died in World War 2, St Mary The Virgin Church World War 2 with names of 124 who served and 9 that died and St Mary The Virgin Church Tablet World War 1 with 21 names. Currently only the latter has been transcribed and researched, the details on the memorial is in the form of a tablet and can be found in the west chancel arch of the church and contains twenty-one surnames with one Christian name and rank in chronological order. Now listed alphabetically.

Photograph Copyright © Chris Comber 2006

IN EVER LOVING MEMORY OF
THE MEN OF SHIPLEY PARISH
WHO DIED FOR THEIR COUNTRY
IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1919

ADAMS

Frederick

Private TF/200922, 1/4th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 53rd Division. Died of wounds in captivity 30September 1917. Aged 21. Son of Henry & Emily Adams of North Lodge, Knapp Castle. Born in Shipley and enlisted in Horsham. Commemorated on The Jerusalem Memorial MR, 34

BELLOC

Louis

Second Lieutenant, 209 Squadron, Royal Air Force (Sopwith Camels). Killed in action 26 August 1918. Aged 20. Formerly with the Royal Engineers. Son of Hilaire & Eldie Agnes Hogan Belloc of Kings Land, Shipley. Commemorated on The Arras Flying Services Memorial.

COOTE

Charles

Private G/12287, 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 12th Division. Died of wounds suffered near Arras the previous day 10 April 1917. Husband of Mrs E. M. Coote of Bacons Farm, Dragons Green, Shipley. Born in Shipley and enlisted in Worthing. Included on West Grinstead Parish Church War Memorial. Buried in Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun. F.113

COOTE

Frank

Private G/17800, 9th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 24th Division. Killed in action during the March Retreat, 27 March 1918. Aged 23. Son of William and Eliza Coote of 9, Worthing Road, West Grinstead. Born in Dial Post and enlisted in Horsham. Included on West Grinstead Parish Church War Memorial. Commemorated on The Pozieres Memorial MR.27.

FAIRES

Wilfred George

Lance Corporal SD/672 11th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Died of wounds in base hospital Etaples 18 October 1916. Aged 19. Son of Edmund & Emily Charlotte Faires of Ivy CottAged, Coolham. Born in Shipley and enlisted in Horsham. Buried in Etaples Military Cemetery F.40

GRATWICK

Albert

Private SD/675, 11th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action near Richebourg 2 June 1916. Aged 31. Son of Henry & Fanny Gratwicke of Chivers Cottage, Shipley. Born in Shipley and enlisted in Horsham Buried in Cambrin Churchyard Extension F.114.

GRATWICK, MM

Frederick

Private SD/676, 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action at Arras 9 April 1917. Aged 21. Son of Henry & Fanny Gratwicke of Chivers Cottage, Shipley. Born in Shipley and enlisted in Horsham. Buried in Faubourg D'Amiens Cemetery, Arras F.1182

HAYLER

Walter Frederick

Private G/18717, 10th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment 41st Division. Formerly with the Royal Fusiliers. Killed in action 16 January 1917. Aged 31. Son of Harry & Caroline Hayler of West Grinstead. Resident of Coolham. Enlisted in East Grinstead. Buried in Dickebusch New Military Cemetery, Belgium.

HAYLER

John

Driver 38331, Base Signal Depot Basra, Royal Engineers attached Mercantile Marine S.S. Park & Depot. Died in Basra, Mesopotamia 2 May 1918. Aged 20. Son of John Scutt & Mary Jemima Hayler of 1, Woodcote Grove Cottages, Coulsdon, Surrey. Born in Shipley and enlisted in Horsham. Buried in Basra War Cemetery, Iraq.

HEASMAN

Edgar

Private SD/689, 11th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action at Beaucourt Ridge on the Somme 3 September 1916. Son of Harry & Susan Heasman of "Whitehall", Shipley. Born in Shipley and enlisted in Horsham. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial MR.21

HEASMAN

John

Private SD/687, 11th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Died of wounds at Beaucourt Ridge 3 September 1916. Aged 32. Son of Harry & Susan Heasman of "Whitehall", Shipley. Born in Shipley and enlisted in Horsham Buried in Serre Road Cemetery No1, F742

HOOKER

Stanley

Lance Corporal SD/1931, 12th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action near Polygon Wood, Ypres 25 September 1917. Aged 23. Son of Charles & Annie Hooker of Shelley Park, Shipley. Born in Burstow Surrey and enlisted in Horsham. Buried in Bedford House Cemetery enclosure No 4.Belgium B.167

KING

Thomas Henry

Private TF/201154, 1/4th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 53rd Division. Killed in action at the Third Battle of Gaza 6 November 1917. Aged 29. Son of Mr King & Mrs Mary King of South Church Farm, Shipley. Enlisted in Horsham Commemorated on The Jerusalem Memorial MR.34

LINFIELD

John

Trooper 1454 16th Queens Lancers, 2nd Cavalry Division. Killed in action at Ypres 21 October 1914. Born in Shipley and enlisted in Aldershot. Next of kin West Grinstead. Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium MR.29

LUCAS

William

Private SD/4040, 11th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action at Beaucourt Ridge 3 September 1916. Born in Shipley and enlisted in Horsham. Included on West Grinstead Parish Church War Memorial. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial. MR.21.

MAIN

Thomas George

Private G/5284, 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment 12th Division. Killed in action at Ovillers on the Somme 7 July 1916. Born in Hambleton, Hampshire and enlisted in Horsham. Next of kin, Shipley. Included on Thakeham Parish War Memorial. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial MR.21.

MASTERS

Percy

Driver 15362, 3rd Divisional Ammunition Column, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds 11 April 1917. Husband of Mrs P, Masters (remarried) later of Yalding, Kent. Born in Portsmouth and enlisted in Guildford, Surrey. Buried in Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun.

PIERCE

Leonard

Lance Corporal SD/5008, 13th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action on the Rue de Bois 30 June 1916. Son of Harry & Sarah Pierce of 4, Daux Road, Billingshust. Born in Shipley and enlisted in Worthing. Commemorated on The Loos Memorial MR.19

PRESCOTT

Reginald James K

Sergeant 1142, 9th Queens Royal Lancers. 1st Cavalry Division. Killed in action near Ypres 2 March 1915. Aged 24. Son of Thomas & Mary Harding of Church Gate, Shipley. Born in Ipswich, Queensland, Australia and enlisted in Brighton. Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium MR.29 See also Canterbury, 9th Lancers Memorial

RUSSELL

Reginald Henry

Lance Corporal SD/726, 11th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action on the Rue de Bois 30 June 1916. Aged 24. Son of Walter & Elizabeth Russell of South Lodge, Knapp Castle, Shipley. Born in Shipley and enlisted in Horsham. Buried in St. Vaast Post Cemetery, Richebourg F.631

TILLEY

Edmund

[Listed as Edwin TILLEY on memorial] Leading Stoker K/10609, HM Submarine K.17, Royal Navy. Lost when the K17 collided with K4, in the North Sea 31 January 1918. Aged 28 Son of Mr & Mrs James Tilley of Coolham near Shipley. Commemorated on The Portsmouth Royal Naval Memorial, Southsea. MR.3.

Last updated: 26 July, 2016

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