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SINGLETON WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Chris Comber 2007

The Singleton War Memorial can be found in the Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary and includes names from the hamlet of Charlton.There are 19 names for World War 1 in a framed memorial in the Church with units (not all accurate) plus a memorial cross in the churchyard in the form of a simple wheel cross on a square plinth sitting on a two-stepped base. The names of Tutt, Musgrave and Lawrence are later World War 2 additions to the Cross.

Photographs copyright © Chris Comber 2007
Photographs Copyright © Graham Parsons 2007

IN MEMORY OF THE MEN
OF THIS PARISH WHO FELL
IN THE GREAT WARS
1914-1918

BARBER

William George

Private M2/149592, Motor Transport, Royal Army Service Corps attached 137th Howitzer Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 28 June 1918. Aged 39. Son of William & Mary Barber of Boxgrove. (Boxgrove Priory War Memorial). Husband of Mary Barber of 2, Riddy View, Highbury, Hitchin, Herts. Born in Westhampnett and enlisted in Chichester. Singleton resident. Buried in Vignacourt British Cemetery.

BARTLETT

Howard John

Captain, Corps Supply Depot, Taranto, Italy, Royal Army Service. Died after hostilities 1st December 1918. Aged 43. Son of Mr & Mrs J.H. Bartlett. MRCS LRCP. Husband of Marion Bartlett of "Mentone" Rustington. Included on Rustington War Memorial. Born in London. Buried in Taranto Town Cemetery, Italy.

BURNS

William Spier

Sergeant SD/3304, 13th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment 39th. Division. "D"Company. Killed in action on the Rue De Bois 30 June 1916. Aged 35. Son of Mr & Mrs John Burns of Thornhill, Dumfries, Scotland. Husband of Edith Burns of Singleton. Born in Kilbarchan, Renfrewshire and enlisted in Arundel. Included on the Scottish National Memorial in Edinburgh. Commemorated on The Loos Memorial

DAVIS

Edward Ernest (Ted)

Private 46368, 10th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. 12th. Division. Killed in action at Amiens 21 August 1918. Aged 23 Son of Richard & Mary Ann Davis of Thatched Cottages, Dunsfold, Surrey. Born in Singleton and enlisted in Chichester. Singleton resident. Buried in Douchy Les Ayette British Cemetery

ELLIOTT

Alfred

Bombardier 27455, 135 Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action near Ypres 7 July 1915. Aged 28. Son of Joseph & Frances Elliott of 29, Charlton near Singleton. Born in Singleton and enlisted in Chichester. Buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery

FARLEY

Robert

Sergeant 1255, 22nd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. 2nd Division. Died of wounds 26 July 1916. Aged 24. Son of Alick and Emily Farley of Singleton. Born in Singleton and enlisted in Shepherds Bush. Buried in Heilly Station Cemetery Mericourt L’Abbe. Plaque also in the church.

GOBLE

Frederick

Private G/41296, 2nd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. 29th. Division. Killed in action near Arras 24 April 1917. Aged 27. Son of Thomas Henry and Mary Louisa Goble of Singleton. Born in Singleton and enlisted in Chichester. Resident of Chichester. Commemorated on The Arras Memorial

KILHAMS

Alfred John

Telegraphist J/30359, HMS "Castor", Royal Navy. Killed in action at the Battle of Jutland 31 May 1916. Aged 18. Son of Harriett & John Kilhams of Broadham, Singleton. Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea.

MILES

James

Private TF/201197, 1/4th. Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 53rd. Division. Killed in action during the First Battle of Gaza 26 March 1917. Aged 20. Son of John & Mary Miles of Singleton. Born in Singleton and enlisted in Chichester Commemorated on The Jerusalem Memorial

OSBORNE

George

Private G/17887, 12th. Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action at Ypres 22 October 1917. Aged 21. Son of James & Kate Osborne of Charlton. Born in Charlton and enlisted in Chichester Commemorated on The Tyne Cot Memorial

OSBORNE

Frank

Private 5370, 2nd Battalion, Leinster Regiment (Royal Canadians). 24th Division. Killed in action at Messines 6 June 1917. Aged 31. Son of James & Kate Osborne of Charlton. Born in Singleton and enlisted in Westbury, Wilts. Resident of Westbury. Formerly with the Dorsets. Buried in Irish House Cemetery,Ypres, Belgium

OSBORNE

William

Private TF/241852, 2/6th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. 61st Division. Died of wounds 9 December 1917. Aged 29. Son of James & Kate Osborne of Charlton Born in Charlton & enlisted in Chichester. Formerly with Royal Sussex Regiment. Wood Sawyer (WM Royal Sussex). Buried in Rocquigney-Equancourt Road British Cemetery, Manancourt.

OSBORNE

Alfred Charles

Coldstream Guards (on War Memorial) Not identified from usual sources. There is a Guardsman 619 Guards Machine Gun Regiment Died post war 18 December 1919. Aged 31. Husband of Beatrice Osborne of Station Road, Sandy Beds. Buried in Sandy Churchyard. But this seems a remote possibility.

PARSLOW

Frederick

Leading Seaman J/4809, HMS "Queen Mary", Royal Navy. Lost with the battlecruiser at the Battle of Jutland 31 May 1916. Aged 24. Born in Chichester. Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial.

PENNICOTT

Frederick Charles

Corporal G/24900, 4th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. 3rd. Division. Killed in action during the German Spring Offensive 28 March 1918. Aged 30. Son of Charles and Hannah Pennicott, local Grocers and Bakers of Singleton. Born in Cosham, Hants and enlisted in Chichester. Resident of Chichester.(Listed on War Memorial as RAOC) Commemorated on The Arras Memorial

REED

Thomas

Private G/8213, 9th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Died at home post war 6 April 1920. Aged 26. Son of James & Amelia Reed of Singleton. Born in Singleton and enlisted in Chichester. Buried in Midhurst Cemetery

STUBBS

Thomas

Private G/8329, 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action at Ovillers 7 July 1916. Born in Buddington, Midhurst and enlisted in West Lavington. Included on Easebourne Parish Church War Memorial. Buried in Ovillers Military Cemetery.

TICEHURST

Arthur Victor

Private TF/201109, 1/4th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 53rd Division. E.E.F. Killed in action during operations in Trans Jordan 22 March 1918. Aged 20. Son of James & Mary Ticehurst of Singleton. Born in Singleton and enlisted in Chichester. Buried in Jerusalem War Cemetery, Palestine

WORTHINGTON

Arthur Guy

Officer, Indian Army. Died in 1915. No record with CWGC or SDGW.

1939-1945

Three names have been added to the base of the Churchyard Cross

LAWRENCE

Arthur Cyril

Staff Sergeant Glider Pilot, 1st. Wing, A.A.C. Lost on operations over Arnhem 18 September 1944 Aged 32 Son of Philip & Aileen Lawrence of West Dean. Buried in Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery

MUSGRAVE

Albert Edward

Sergeant Flight Engineer, 97 Bomber Squadron (Lancasters operating from Woodhall Spa), Royal Air Force. Lost on operations over the Netherlands 5 October 1942. Aged 21. Son of Albert William & Lily Margaret Musgrave. Buried in Jonkerbos War Cemetery, Gelderland, Holland.

TUTT

Leslie Irwin Charles

Stoker 1st Class, HMS " Acheron" Royal Navy. Lost when the destroyer was mined off St.Catherine’s Point on the Isle of Wight 17 December 1940. Son of Leslie Edwin John and Louisa Amy Tutt of Portsea, Hampshire. Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea.

THEIR GLORY LIVETH FOR EVERMORE

Individual plaque in the church

ROSS

Arthur Leith

Chief Transport Officer of the Proectorate, Northern Nigeria Regiment, African Frontier Force formerly Lancashire Fusliers. Died 26th August 1906.

Last updated 27 November, 2007

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