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SIDLESHAM WAR MEMORIAL

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Compiled and copyright © Transcribed Chris Comber 2004

The Sidlesham Parish Church War Memorial, for 1914-1919, stands at the entrance to the Parish Church of St. Mary. There are 20 Surnames with Christian Name(s). Three of the men are buried in the Churchyard.

ANSELL
Jesse
Stoker 1st Class K/55316/PO, H.M.S. "Cleopatra", Royal Navy. Died at home after the War 27th November 1919. Buried in St. Mary's Churchyard, Sidlesham.
ARNELL
Sidney John
Private G/812, 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Died of tuberculosis at home 26th May 1915. Aged 17. Son of William & Elizabeth Jane Arnell of Mill Road, Sidlesham. Buried in St. Mary's Churchyard, Sidlesham
BAILEY, MM
William Bridger
Sergeant G/6339, 9th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 24th Division. Killed in action during the March Retreat 23rd March 1918. Enlisted in Chichester. Included on Midhurst War Memorial. Commemorated on The Pozieres Memorial MR.27.
BEVAN
John Norfolk
Gunner 57060 106th Seige Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died in base hospital at St. Omer 4th October 1916. Aged 19. Son of John & Ada Bevan of "The Retreat", Sidlesham. Born in Axminster & enlisted in Dorchester. Buried in Longuenesse Souvenir Cemetery, St. Omer F. 134
BURNETT
William John
Lance Corporal 200118, Tank Corps. Formerly G/3740, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action near Amiens 23rd August 1918. Born in Earnley and enlisted in Hastings. Commemorated on The Vis-en-Artois Memorial MR.16. See also Birdham Primary School
DAVIS
Ernest
Private G/424, 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action near Houplines 4th August 1915. Born in Selsey & enlisted in Chichester. Next of kin, Sidlesham Buried in Cite Bon Jean Military Cemetery, Armentieres F. 921
DIBLEY
Charles Glew
Private 612032, 1/19th Battalion, London Regiment. Died of wounds 2nd December 1917. Aged 32. Adopted son of Mr. & Mrs. Glew Gosport. Brother of Mrs. Edith Pennicott of Chalcroft Cottage, North Berstead, Nr.Bognor. Born in Birdham & enlisted in Woolwich. Included on Selsey War Memorial. Buried in Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension F. 52
DUMMER
Frederick Charles
Private L/10612, 3rd Reserve Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Died of sickness at home 11th January 1915. Aged 20. Son of James & Fanny Dummer of Sidlesham. Buried in St. Mary's Churchyard, Sidlesham.
HARDING
Alfred
Private G/24570, 7th Battalion, Royal West Surrey Regiment. 18th Division. Died 16th January 1917. Formerly G/9585, Royal Sussex. Born in Sidlesham & enlisted in Chichester. Next of kin, Sidlesham. Buried in Porte De Paris Cemetery, Cambrai F. 598.
HAWKINS
Frederick Thomas
2nd Cooks Mate M/7570, H.M.S. "Victory", Royal Navy. Died at home 22nd February 1915. Aged 18. Son of Edward & Emily Hawkins of Greenwood Farm, Ham, Sidlesham. Brother of William Hawkins. Buried in Haslar Royal Naval Cemetery, Hampshire.
HAWKINS
William Edward
Stoker 1st ClassK/23717/PO, H.M.S. "Black Prince", Royal Navy. Lost with the armoured Cruiser at the Battle of Jutland 31st May 1916. Aged 22. Son of Edward & Emily Hawkins of Greenwood Farm, Ham, Sidlesham. Brother of Frederick Hawkins. Commemorated on The Portsmouth Royal Naval Memorial MR.3.
HONEYBUN
Ernest James
Private SD/3785, 12th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action on the Rue De Bois 30th June 1916. Born in Sidlesham & enlisted in Hastings. Next of kin residents of Sidlesham. Commemorated on The Loos Memorial MR.19
LEE
Alfred Richard
Private PO/14685, H.M.S.."Bulwark", Royal Marine Light Infantry. Lost when the battleship blew up off Sheerness on the 26th November 1914. Age 25. Son of Mary Jane Edbury. Brother of Charles Lee of 'Mapsons' Sidlesham. Commemorated on The Portsmouth Royal Naval Memorial MR.3.
LUSH
Frederick George
Private 26424, 1st Battalion, The Hampshire Regiment. 4th Division. Killed in action 13th April 1917. Aged 26. Son of Mr. Lush & Mrs. Sarah Jane Lush of Highleigh Pound, Sidlesham. Born in Donnington, West Sussex and enlisted in Portsmouth. Included on Portsmouth City War Memorial. Buried in Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension. F.95.
MURRANT
Alfred Cyril
Sergeant PO/15654, 1st Royal Marine Battalion, Royal Marine Light Infantry. 63rd Royal Naval Division. Killed in action at Beaumont Hamel 13th November 1916. Aged 27 Son of Mr. & Mrs. Murrant of "Ekowe", Swanmore, Bishops Waltham, Hampshire. Husband of Mrs. Violet Winifred Murrant of 3, Gorse Terrace, Sidlesham Common. Buried in 'Y' Ravine Cemetery, Beaumont Hamel F. 1490
PARKER
William George
Private SD/2986, 13th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action during the German Spring Offensive 21st March 1918. Aged 20. Son of Arnos & Alice Mary Parker of "Capeshorn Villa", Sidlesham. Born in Crowborough & enlisted in Hastings. Commemorated on The Pozieres Memorial MR.27.
POLLARD
Frederick Arthur
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READ
John Haines-
Rifleman 50151, 24th Battalion, Rifle Brigade. Indian Army. Died in India 9th June 1918. Born & enlisted in Chichester. Formerly with the Suffolk Regiment. Commemorated on The Kirkee Memorial MR. 65
SHRUB(B)
Alfred Boniface
Second Lieutenant, 15th Battalion, Austrlian Infantry. 4th Australian Division. Killed in action on the Somme 8th August 1916. Commemorated on the Villers Bretonneux Memorial MR. 26.
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 Selsey War Memorial. Commemorated on The Portsmouth Royal Naval Memorial, Southsea. MR. 3.

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