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SOMPTING WAR MEMORIAL

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

This memorial is incorporated on a plinth within the Lych gate of the Parish Church of St. Mary’s. There are 21 names for World War 1 with the date and location of death in chronological order. The men are listed below in the order which they appear on the memorial and later alphabetically when researched. The Seond World War memorial has been added to the top of the Memorial in the Lych gate. There are 7 names and initial(s) only.

Photograph Copyright © Sue Light 2004
Photographs Copyright © Chris Comber 2004

1914-1918.

TRISTRAM

Lancelot B.

31.10.14

Messines

PULLEN-BURRY

Hilary

12.3.15

Neauve Chapelle

KENNARD

Frederick

9.5.15

La Basse

LINDUP

Horace

25.9.15

St.Omer

KENNARD

Leonard

24.12.15

Ypres

PULLEN-BURRY

Cyril

10.4.16

Arras

BURTENSHAW

Percy

30.7.16

Guillemont

FIFIELD

David

6.8.16

Poziers

DAVEY

John

9.8.16

Ypres

TILLEY

William

9.16

Died of wounds

KENNARD

Robert

21.10.16

Somme

GROVER

Thomas

10.1.17

Etaples

GROVER

James

21.5.17

Croiselles

STRINGER

William

3.8.17

Croiselles

MAIDMENT

Francis

3.10.17

Etaples

COLEMAN

George T.

23.11.17

Passchendaele

STOVELL

Charles

12.1.18

HMS “Opal”

STAPLETON

Edward

14.5.18

Morlancourt

VENTHAM

William

24.9.18

North Sea

TRUSLER

William

4.11.18

Villers Pol

BARNES

Edwin

23.11.18

Salonkia

1914-1918

BARNES

Edwin George

Driver T1/3454, 163rd Horsed Transport Company, Royal Army Service Corps. Died of disease in Greece 23rd November 1918. Aged 25. Son of William & Harriett Barnes of 122, Southfield Road, Broadwater, Worthing. Born in Sompting. Included on Worthing War Memorial and Broadwater Parish Church. Buried in Mikra British Cemetery, Kalamaria, Greece.

BURTENSHAW

Percy

Private 19551, 2nd Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. 30th Division. Killed in action on the Somme near Guillemont 30th July 1916. Aged 18 Son of Charles & Sarah Burtenshaw of Church Lane, Sompting. Born in Sompting & enlisted in Worthing. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial MR.21

COLEMAN

George Thomas

Private G/1331, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Killed in action near Ypres 24th November 1917. Aged 28. Son of George & Annie Coleman of 35, Parkland Road, Hassocks. Born in St. Peters, Brighton and enlisted in Brighton. Included on Keymer Parish War Memorial Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium MR. 30

DAVEY

John

Private 21401, 2nd Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. 29th Division. Killed in action near Ypres 9th August 1916. Formerly with the Royal Sussex. Born in Billingshurst and enlisted in Brighton. Buried in Potijze Burial Ground Cemetery, Ypres, Belgium

FIFIELD

David

Private 2651, 21st Battalion, Australian Infantry. 2nd Australian Division. Killed in action at Pozieres 6th August 1916. Commemorated on Villers Bretonneux Memorial MR. 26.

GROVER

James John

Sergeant 10862, 2nd Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. 33rd Division. Killed in action near Croiselles 21st May 1917. Born in Brighton & enlisted Chichester. Resident of Paddington. Commemorated on The Arras Memorial MR. 20.

GROVER

Thomas

Private G/29763, 4th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. 3rd Division. Died of wounds in base hospital at Etaples 10th January 1917. Aged 35. Son of Mrs A. Grover of Sompting. Born in Sompting and enlisted in Chichester. Buried in Etaples Military Cemetery F. 40

KENNARD

Frederick

Rifleman 2505, 4th Battalion, Rifle Brigade. 27th Division. Killed in action near Ypres 9th May 1915. Aged 26. Son of Charles & Elizabeth Kennard of 5, Busticle Cottages, Sompting. Born in Sompting & enlisted in Brighton. Commemorated on Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium MR. 29

KENNARD

Leonard Lee

Private 19552, 1st Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. 3rd Division. Died of wounds near Ypres 24th December 1915. Aged 17. Son of Charles & Elizabeth Kennard of 5, Busticle Cottages, Sompting. Born in Sompting and enlisted in Worthing. Buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium B.11

KENNARD

Robert

Private G/1505, 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 12th Division. Died of wounds on the Somme 21st October 1916. Born in Sompting & enlisted in Worthing. Included on Brighton War Memorial & St. Peter’s (Brighton) Parish Church Memorial Book. Commemorated on The Arras Memorial MR.20

LINDUP

Horace

Driver 45194, 69th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died in France 25th September 1915. Born in Worthing & enlisted in Readings, Berks. Buried in Longuenesse Souvenir Cemetery, St. Omer. F. 134

MAIDMENT

Francis Samuel

Private L/9344, 11th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Died of wounds in base hospital at Etaples 3rd October 1917. Aged 29. Regular Soldier. Husband of Mrs M. Maidment of Coombe Cottages, Littleham Near Bideford, North Devon. Born in Salisbury, Wilts & enlisted in Worthing. Buried in Etaples Military Cemetery F40

PULLEN-BURRY

Cyril Arthur

Sergeant 10904, 6th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry. 14th Division. Died of wounds near Arras 10th April 1916. Aged 22. Son of Mr & Mrs Arthur Pullen-Burry (JP) of Rectory House, Sompting. Born in Sompting and enlisted in Westminster. Buried in Faubourg D’Amiens Cemetery, Arras. F.1182

PULLEN-BURRY

Hilary John

Private 10906, 2nd Battalion, Wiltshire Regiment. 7th Division. Killed in action at Neuve Chapelle 12th March 1915. Aged 19. Son of Horace John & Alma Anne Rosa Pullen-Burry of 53, Beaconsfield Villas, Brighton. Born in Sompting and enlisted in Westminster. Resident of Brighton. Commemorated on The Le Touret Memorial MR.22.

STRINGER

William Henry

Private G/17903, 9th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 24th Division. Killed in action near Croiselles 3rd August 1917. Aged 18. Son of William & Margaret Stringer of Dankton, Lychpole, Sopmting. Born in Southwick and enlisted in Worthing. Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial Belgium MR. 30

STAPLETON

Edward

Private 4830 17th Battalion, Australian Infantry. 2nd Australian Division. Killed in action at Morlancourt 14th May 1918. Buried in Beacon Cemetery, Sailly Laurette F.247

STOVELL

Charles William

Stoker Petty Officer K/3702, H.M.S. ‘Opal’, Royal Navy. Lost with the destroyer off Scotland 12th January 1918. Commemorated on The Portsmouth Royal Naval Memorial MR.3.

TILLEY

William

Lance Corporal 10110, 11th Battalion, Cameronians (The Scottish Rifles). Died of wounds in Salonika 14th September 1916. Aged 29. Son of Mr & Mrs George Tilley of St. Botolphs Cottages, Sompting. Born in Ashington and enlisted in Brighton. Buried in Karasouli Military Cemetery, Greece.

TRISTRAM

Lancelot Barrington Crofts

Captain, 2nd Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Meerut Division Indian Corps. Regular Officer. Killed in action near Festubert 31st October 1914. Aged 32. Son of Samuel Barrington Tristram & Mrs Blanche of Sompting Abbotts, Sompting. Educated at Eton. Included on Eton College Roll of Honour. Buried in The Le Touret Miltary Cemetery. Richebourg L’Avoue F.727

TRUSLER

William

Private G/19215, 9th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 24th Division. Killed in action at Villers Pol 4th November 1918. Aged 19. Son of Mr & Mrs H. Trusler of 463, Cokeham, Sompting. Born in Pulborough & enlisted in Worthing. Buried in Villers Pol Communal Cemetery F. 1080

VENTHAM

William

Able Seaman J/23800, H.M.S. ‘Birmingham’, Royal Navy Lost in the North Sea 24. 9.18. Washed ashore and Buried in Dunfirmline Cemetery, Fife, Scotland

1939/45

BROWN

Reginald William

Private 14400602, 1/6th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Died 12th May 1944, aged 20. Son of Mark and Annie Brown of Sompting. Buried in Cassino War Cemetery.Italy. Plot XII. Row F. Grave 23.

CHATFIELD

William Thomas

Petty Officer Airman FAA/X/80143, H.M.S. ‘Formidable’, Fleet Air Arm. Killed in action in the Eastern Mediterranean 8th May 1941. Aged 24. Son of Thomas & Emily Olive Chatfield of Sompting. Commemorated on Lee on Solent Memorial, Hampshire.

FOSTER

Ernest William George

Stoker 1st Class P/KX/533094, H.M.S. ‘Bluebell’, Royal Navy. Lost when the Corvette was torpedoed by U-711 in the Barents Sea 17th February 1945. Aged 19. Son of George James & Daisy Foster of Sompting. Commemorated on The Portsmouth Royal Naval Memorial MR.3.

INGS

Francis Charles

[Spelt INGES on memorial] Private 391502, 2nd Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Died 11th July 1944, aged 30. Son of William John and Clare Emily Ings; husband of Winifred Florence Ings of Sompting. Buried in Hottot-Les-Bagues War Cemetery. Plot II. Row A. Grave 5.

LAUDER

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PELLING

George Leslie James

Driver T/6408230, No 431 Armoured Division Transport Company, Royal Army Service Corps. Died in Tunisia 7th July 1943. Aged 29. Son of Eliza & Thomas Pelling of Sompting. Husband of Mary Pelling of Sompting. Buried in Medjez Bab War Cemetery, Tunisia.

PELLING

Sidney

Private 6400098, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action in Belgium 24th May 1940. Aged 19. Son of Thomas & Eliza Pelling of Sompting. Bur Schorisse Communal Cemetery, near Ooudenarde, Belgium

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