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SLAUGHAM WAR MEMORIAL

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

additional information Michael Pickering 2009

This is a transcription of Slaugham Parish Church War Memorial 1914-18. The War Memorial in St. Mary`s Slaugham includes men from the neighbouring villages of Handcross and Warninglid. There is a large stone tablet bearing the names of 49 men from the area.

AGATE Frank

Sapper, 24th Field Company, The Canadian Engineers. Killed in action 21st April 1917. Aged 33. Son of Henry & Harriett Agate of Slaugham. Husband of Mrs. L. A. Agate of 6,Palmerston Terrace, Crescent Road, Worthing. Buried in Ecoivres Military Cemetery, Mont St. Eloi F.68

ANSFIELD Frederick

Private G. 16180, 1st Battalion, The Royal West Kent Regiment. 5th Division. Killed in action at Ypres 4th October 1917 Born in Lower Beeding and enlisted in Horsham. Next of kin, Crawley. Commemorated on The Tyne Cot Memorial Belgium MR. 30.

BEATSON, MC Charles Elles Stuart

Major, (M.C.) 105th Battery. 22nd Brigade. Royal Field Artillery Wounded in the Ypres Salient and died in military hospital at Poperinghe 3rd October 1917. Aged 26 Son of Maj. Gen. Sir Stuart Beatson and Lady Edith Cecil Beatson of 75, Portland Court, London. Buried in Ljissenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinghe, Belgium B. 11.

BLAKE Frederick William

Private G.5447, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division Killed in action at Ginchy 9th September 1916 Born in Cowfold and enlisted in Norwood, South London. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial MR. 21

BOND Harold A.

Possibly Harry George Bond, Private G. 14296, 8th Pioneer Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 18th Division Wounded at Ypres and died on the 12th December 1917. Born in Chichester and enlisted in Southampton. Buried in Dozinghem Military Cemetery, Ypres, Belgium B. 16

BRETT Albert Edward

Private SD. 2081, 12th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action on the Rue De Bois 30th June 1916 Born in West Horsley, Surrey and enlisted in Crawley. West Horsley Parish Church Memorial. Commemorated on The Loos Memorial MR. 19

BROWNING Henry Nelson

Private 49946, 9th Battalion, The North Staffordshire Regiment. 37th Division Died of wounds in military hospital at Rouen 14th May 1918. Aged 35 Husband of Mrs D. E. Buss (Formerly Browning) of Littlehampton. Born in Slaugham and enlisted in Horsham Buried in St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen F. 146

CAIN John W.

Guardsman 27347, 1st Battalion, The Grenadier Guards. Guards Division. Wounded near Poelcapelle and died on the 13th October 1917 Born in Crawley and enlisted in Horsham Buried in Ruisseau Farm Cemetery, Langemark, Belgium B. 87

CANFIELD William Luckens

Private DM2/179487, attached 158th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 3rd September 1918. Aged 36 Son of George & Elizabeth Canfield of Warninglid. Husband of Edith Louisa Canfield of Warninglid. Buried in Maroeuil British Cemetery, F. 15

CONSTABLE [John] Thomas

Trooper 2938 John Thomas Constable 2nd Life Guards Household Cavalry Died of wounds at St. Omer 15th May 1915 Born in Slaugham and enlisted in London Buried in Longuenesse Souvenir Cemetery St. Omer F. 134

DANCY Richard

Private L. 7581 Frederick Richard Dancy 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Killed in action at Richebourg L`Avoue 9th May 1915. Aged 31 Regular Soldier. Son of Mr & Mrs William Dancy of 3, Newtown, Copthorne, Surrey. Born in Copthorne and enlisted in East Grinstead. Copthorne Parish Church Memorial. Commemorated on The Le Touret Memorial MR. 22

ELLIS Frank

Private SD.3103, 13th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action on the Rue de Bois 30th June 1916. Aged 21. Son of Mr W. H. & Isabella Ellis of 'Stone Delph' Warninglid. Born in Slaugham and enlisted in Brighton. Buried in Cabaret Rouge British Cemetery F. 924

EVERDEN Albert John

Private G.15940, 12th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed on action at Ypres 25th September 1917 Born Slaugham and enlisted in Horsham Commemorated on The Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium MR. 30

FILLARY Francis

[Listed as FILLERY on memorial] Private 52786, 12th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Died 31/07/1917 Aged 33. Son of the late Voice and Phaebe Fillary; husband of Fanny Farrow (formerly Fillary), of 8, Hoadlands Cottages, Handcross, Haywards Heath, Sussex. No known grave. Commemorated on Ypres Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium. Panel 6 and 8.

FUNNELL Ernest

Private Tf.200515, 1/4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 53rd Division Wounded in Palestine and died in military hospital in Egypt 26th April 1917. Aged 20. Enlisted in Horsham Son of Peter & Eliza Funnell of East Lodge, Handcross Park. Buried in Kantara War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt.

FUNNELL Walter Stephen

toker 1st Class K. 27981, H.M.S. "Genista, Royal Navy. Lost when the Flower Class Corvette was torpedoed in the North Sea on 23rd October 1916. Aged 18. Son of Peter & Eliza Funnell of East Lodge, Handcross Park. Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea. MR. 3.

GAYLER Harry

Private M2/182358, 913 Motor Transport Company, Royal Army Service Corps. Died of malaria in Bralo, Greece. 17th November 1918. Aged 32. Son of Benjamin & Mary Caroline Gayler of Slaugham. Husband of Mrs E. Gayler of Woodbine Cottage, New England Road,Haywards Heath Included on Haywards Heath War Memorial. Chauffeur. Buried in Bralo British Cemetery, Greece.

HARDING Herbert [William]

Private TF.200396, 1/4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 53rd Division. Died of wounds in Egypt 12th November 1917. Son of Alfred & Charlotte Harding of 'Ashfold' Handcross. Born in Haywards Heath and enlisted in Horsham. Buried in Beersheba War Cemetery, Palestine 1.

HAYLOR William

Private L.9478, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Killed in action on the Marne 14th September 1914. Born in Slaugham and enlisted in Brighton. Regular Soldier. Commemorated on The Ferte Sous Jouarre Memorial MR. 15

HOBDEN Albert George

Private 4683, 23rd Sportsman's Battalion, The Royal Fusiliers. 2nd Division Died of wounds on the Somme 17th November 1916. Born in Handcross and enlisted in London. Next of kin Waltham Cross. Buried in Puchvillers British Cemetery F. 74

HOLE Albert

Private G.13885, 13th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action at Ypres 27th September 1917. Born in Ifield and enlisted in Chichester. Commemorated on The Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium MR. 30

HOW Arthur

Sapper 183504, 249th Field Company, The Royal Engineers. 63rd Royal Naval Division. Killed in action near Albert 12th April 1918. Son of William & Francis How. Born in Studham, Herts. Enlisted Chichester. Buried in Forceville Communal Cemetery and Extension.

HYGATE Richard

Rifleman 393571, 1/9th Battalion, The London Regiment (Queen Victoria's Rifles). 56th. London Division. Killed in action at Arras 3rd May 1917 Enlisted in Camberwell. Next of kin, East Dulwich. Formerly 12th London's. Commemorated on The Arras Memorial MR. 20.

JAKES Leonard Frederick

Air Mechanic 2nd Class 43679 (Wireless Operator), No. 12 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 13th December 1918 in military hospital in Rouen. Aged 23. Son of Thomas & Elizabeth Jakes of Handcross. Brother of Kenneth Jakes. Buried in St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen. F. 146

JAKES Kenneth [Lawrence]

Telegraphist London/Z/8131, H.M.S. "Queen, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Adriatic Squadron. Died in Italy 6th November 1918. Aged 18. Son of Thomas & Elizabeth Jakes of Handcross. Brother of Leonard Jakes Buried in Otranto Town Cemetery, Italy.

JOHNSON George Avis

Private G.16143, 11th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed on action at Ypres 25th September 1917. Born in Havant, Hampshire and enlisted in Horsham. Horsham Memorial and Rowlands Castle W. M. Hants. Commemorated on The Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium MR. 30

KNIGHT Ernest C.

Probably Archibald Ernest Knight, Private G.832 8th (Pioneer)Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 18th Division. Killed in action during the March Retreat 21st March 1918. Born in Slaugham and enlisted in Chichester. Commemorated on The Pozieres Memorial MR. 27

LANGLEY William

Able Seaman. PO/225890, H.M.S. "Hermione, Royal Navy. Depot Ship Southampton. Accidentally drowned 9th April 1915. Aged 28. Son of William & Philadelphia Langley of 56, Betts Folly Warninglid. Body recovered and brought home. Buried St. Mary's Churchyard, Slaugham

MESSER Thomas Frank

Private G.15848, 11th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Wounded near Thiepval and died on the 25th October 1916 Born in Peas Pottage and enlisted in Horsham. Buried in Contay British Cemetery F. 59

NEWMAN Michael Ernest

Private G.1478, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Killed in action at Loos 25th September 1915 Born in Balcombe and enlisted in Haywards Heath Commemorated on The Loos Memorial MR. 19

PANKHURST Douglas E.

Guardsman 13887, 2nd Battalion, The Coldstream Guards. The Guards Division. Killed in action near Croiselles 27th August 1918. Born in Slaugham and enlisted in Haywards Heath. Next of kin residents of Handcross. Buried in Croiselles British Cemetery. F. 1489

RICE Frederick William

Private G.2447, 8th (Pioneer) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 18th Division. Died of wounds 12th May 1918. Born in Slaugham and enlisted in Haywards Heath. Buried in Contay British Cemetery F. 59

RICE William

Private G.2444, (Pioneer )Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 18th Division. Died of wounds on the Somme 1st November 1916. Born in Slaugham and enlisted in Haywards Heath. Buried in St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen F. 146

SAYERS James

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SIMMONS Joseph Harold

Able Seaman J. 839, H.M.S. "Beagle, Royal Navy. Dardanelles Destroyer Flotilla. Lost at sea off Gallipoli 18th May 1915. Buried at sea. Commemorated on The Chatham Naval Memorial MR. 1.

SJOQUIST James Eskins

Private L. 7848, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Died of wounds 27th April 1915. Born in Slaugham and enlisted in Brighton. Regular Soldier. Buried in Bethune Town Cemetery F. 80.

SMITH Algernon Lindsay Eric

Lieutenant, 1st Life Guards. Household Cavalry. Killed in action near Ypres, 31st October 1914. Aged 22 Twice mentioned in despatches. Son of Lindsay Eric & Helen Mary Smith of Ashfold, Handcross. Buried in Bedford House Cemetery,Ypres. Belgium.

STEVENS Charles

2nd Corporal 251324, Signal Section, The Royal Engineers attahced 72nd Brigade R.F.A. Killed in action 2nd June 1918. Aged 26. Son of George & Sarah Stevens of Slaugham Lane Cottages, Handcross. Born in Slaugham and enlisted in Horsham. Brother of William Stevens Buried in Bienvillers Military Cemetery.

STEVENS William

Gunner 720647, 'F' Battery Royal, Field Artillery attached Tank Corps. Died of Influenza on the 27th November 1918. Son of George & Sarah Stevens of Slaugham Lane, Cottages Handcross. Born in Slaugham. Brother of Charles Stevens. Buried St. Mary's Churchyard, Slaugham.

TESTER Herbert Clark

Rifleman 10559, 1/5th Battalion, The London Regiment(London Rifle Brigade). 56th London Division. Killed in action on The Somme 23rd September 1916. Aged 19. Son of Mr & Mrs Alice Tester of 38 Malthouse Road, Crawley. Formerly with the Post Office Rifles (8th London). Enlisted in Crawley. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial MR. 21

THORNDIKE William Joseph

Sergeant 522, Military Mounted Police, Military Police Corps. Died in Egypt 21st March 1918. Aged 45. Husband of Mrs E. Thorndike of Southdown Villa, Handcross Born in Gibraltar and enlisted in Brighton. Buried in Kantara War Memorial Cemetery Egypt.

TOMPSETT James

Possibly: George Thompsett, Private 77205, The Labour Corps. 129th Company Died wounds 6th November 1917. Aged 40. Born in Warninglid. Son of Mr & Mrs George Thompsett. Husband of Mrs Annie Jane Thompsett of 8,Eastern Terrace, Henfield. Enlisted in Hove. Formerly with the Royal Sussex. Buried in Dozinghem Military Cemetery, Poperinghe, Belgium B. 16.

TULLY Harry

Private 25605, 15th Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry. 21st Division. Killed in action during the German attack on the Chemin des Dames 29th May 1918. Buried in Chambrecy British Cemetery, Marne.

TURVILL George [Herbert]

Private 16326, 10th Battalion, The Hampshire Regiment. 27th Division. Killed in action near Doiran, Macedonia 7th December 1915. Aged 26. Son of William & Elizabeth Turville of Warninglid. Brother of Percy Turville. Born in Slaugham and enlisted in Brighton. Formerly 56384, Royal Garrison Artillery. Commemorated on The Doiran Memorial, Greece. MR. 37

TURVILL Percy

Corporal SD.2020, 11th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action at Ypres 25th September 1917. Son of William & Elizabeth Turville of Warninglid. Born in Haywards Heath and enlisted in Brighton. Brother of George Turville. Commemorated on The Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium MR. 30

UPTON George Alfred

Private G.3254, 9th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 24th Division. Killed in action at Loos 25th September 1915. Born in Slaugham and enlisted in Haywards Heath. Commemorated on The Loos Memorial MR. 19

WALDER Percy John Warden

Sergeant 105183, 1/1st Hertfordshire Yeomanry. Egyptian Expeditionary Force. Died in military hospital in Alexandria, Egypt 17th October 1918. Born in Haywards Heath and enlisted in Watford. Next of kin residents of Haywards Heath. Buried in Alexandria (Hadra)War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt

WOOLLVEN Albert George

Private TR9/6921, 26th Battalion, Training Reserve. Died at home 17th March 1017. Aged 18. Son of Mr & Mrs Charles Morris Woollven of Blacksmith Cottage, Horsted Keynes. Buried in Dovercourt (All Saints) Churchyard, Essex.

WOOLLVEN Charles Morris

Corporal Tf.200398, 1/4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 34th Division. Killed in action at Grand Rozoy on the Marne 29th July 1918. Aged 27. Son of Mr & Mrs Charles M. Woollven of 'Sunnybank', Horsted Keynes. (Horsted Keynes Memorial). Born in Cowfold and enlisted in Horsham. Commemorated on The Soissons Memorial MR. 18.

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