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SOUTH HARTING WAR MEMORIAL

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

South Harting Parish Church War Memorial can be found in the West Sussex village to the south-east of Petersfield and includes the hamlets of East Harting, West Harting, Nyewood and Habin. It takes the form of a large carved memorial cross in the churchyard of the parish church of St. Mary & St. Gabriel designed by Eric Gill. It is very difficult to read. There are 37 names for World War 1 by surname and one christian name only and 15 names for World War 2 (these have yet to be transcribed.

Photographs Copyright © Chris Comber 2007

REMEMBER THE MEN WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
IN THE WAR OF 1914-1919.
MAY THEY REST IN PEACE

AMESBURY

Edwin Frank

Gunner 75952 205th Siege Battery Royal Garrison Artillery Killed in action on the Balkan Front 23 April 1917. Born in Kingston, Somerset and enlisted in Chichester. Resident of Highbridge, Somerset. Buried Karasouli Military Cemetery, Salonika, Greece,

BARNFIELD

Lionel Charles

Private 7677 7th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. 13th Division, Mesopotamia. Died of disease during relief operations outside Kut El Amara 10 July 1916. Aged 29. Born and enlisted in Cheltenham Resident of South Harting. Buried Amara War Cemetery, Iraq.

BLACKMAN

Albert William

Guardsman 11060 1st Battalion, Coldstream Guards 1st Division, Killed in action during an attack at Rue D’Overt near La Basse 23 December 1914. Aged 43 Reservist Resident of Portsmouth Born in Harting and enlisted in Chichester Buried Woburn Abbey Cemetery , Cuinchy

BORRETT

Alfred Charles

Private G.808 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Died at home after the war 14. 6, 1920. Aged 34 Nephew of M.A.Hughes. of South Harting Bur St. Bartholomews Churchyard, Rogate.

CLARK

Frederick Charles

Corporal 8596 2nd Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. 29th Division. Gallipoli. Killed in action on Gallipoli 28 April 1915. Aged 25. Son of Frederick & Anne Clark of Nyewood. Born in Eastbourne and enlisted in Winchester. Commemorated on Helles Memorial

EAMES

George

Sergeant 7668 1st Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. 29th Divsion. Killed in action on the opening day of the Somme Offensive 1 July 1916. Aged 27. Son of John & Mary Ann Eames of Harting. Born in Elsted, Sussex and enlisted in Winchester. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

EDOM

Enos

Private G.30807 10th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment. 41st Divsion. Killed in action near Ypres 29 September 1918. Aged 17. Son of Edward John & Alice Emily Edom of Nyewood. Born in Nyewood and enlisted in Chichester. Formerly with the Royal West Surreys. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial

GODDARD

James

No further information currently available

GOODSELL

Edward William Allman

Rifleman 375743 2/10th Battalion, London Regiment. 58th London Division. Killed in action at Amiens 15 September 1918. Aged 19. Son of Charles Allman & Elizabeth Goodsell of Hampshire Farm House, South Harting. Formerly with the Post Office Rifles (8th Londons) . Born in Harting and enlisted in Chichester. Commemorated on the Vis En Artois Memorial

HAYTER

William Albert

Private G.61160 6th Battalion, Royal West Surreys 12th Division. Killed in action at Cambrai 20 November 1917. Born in Farlington Hampshire and enlisted in Harting. Resident of South Harting Commemorated on Cambrai Memorial

HEYES

Alfred Garnett

Private 1938 1st South Midland Field Ambulance Royal Army Medical Corps Died of wounds in military hospital at Etaples 25 July 1916. Aged 19. Son of Mr A.H. & Mrs Flora Heyes of 33, Shirburn Road, Torquay. Born in Heavitree, Devon. Enlisted in Birmingham. Formerly of South Harting. Buried Etaples Military Cemetery

HUTT

Francis Rodes

Captain "C" Company 7th Battalion, Kings Own Scottish Borderers. 9th Scottish Divsion. Killed in action at Loos 25 September 1915. Aged 49. Son of Maj.General Sir George Hutt KCB. & Lady Hutt of Appley Towers, Ryde, Isle of Wight. Husband of Mrs Katherine Hutt of Manor House, South Harting. Included on Ryde Town War Memorial Buried Dud Corner Cemetery, Loos

KNIGHT

James

Private 21397 1st Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. 4th Divsion. Killed in action 23 October 1917. Aged 28. Son of Thomas & Mary Knight of Habin near Harting. Husband of Fanny Louisa (remarried) later of Fittleworth Born in Rogate and enlisted in Winchester. Buried Guards Cemetery, Lesbouefs

MATON

Ernest John

Private G.4932 9th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 24th Divsion. Killed in action at Delville Wood on the Somme 31 August 1916. Aged 35. Son of George & Laura Maton of New House Farm, Grange, Alresford, Hants. Husband of Mrs Harriett Maton of West Harting, Employed by Foxcombe Farm. Born in Winchester and enlisted in Chichester. Left 7 children Buried Bulls Road Cemetery, Flers.

NEW

Ernest George

Driver 11507 "A" Battery 88th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action near Mametz 28 July 1916. Aged 20. Son of Mr & Mrs New of Harting. Born in South Harting and enlisted in Southampton. Buried Flatiron Copse Cemetery, Mametz

PACK

George Robert

Private G.834 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action during the attack on Ovillers on the 7 July 1916. Aged 23. Son of George & Emma Pack of East Harting. Born in East Harting and enlisted in South Harting. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

POOK

Enos

Private 6716 2nd Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. 29th Divsion. Killed in action on Gallipoli 25 September 1915. Aged 36. Son of George & Sarah Pook of Harting. Born in Harting and enlisted in Winchester Commemorated on Helles Memorial

PORTER

Percy George

Corporal 17619 15th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. 40th Divsion. Killed in action on the Somme 7 October 1916. Aged 21. Son of James & Frances Porter of 49 Sheepwash Cottages, Westbourne. Born in Pagham and enlisted in Portsmouth Included on Westbourne Parish Memorial Buried Warlencourt British Cemetery

PRIOR

Albert aka Alban

A.E. Prior. Private L/10175,3rd Battalion, Sussex Regiment. Died at Dover 8 January 1917. Aged 23. Son of Alban & Annie Prior of South Harting (1901 Census). Not included SDGW or Medal Rolls. Buried in St. James Cemetery, Dover. Plot M. Row H. Grave I.

PRIOR

Henry

Private 9382 1st Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. 4th Divsion. Died in France 18 April 1917. Aged 21. Son of Alban & Annie Prior of South Harting. Born in Harting and enlisted in Petersfield. Buried Vevy (St. Martins) Cemetery

PRIOR

Harry James

Private SD. 381 11th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action on the Somme 21 October 1915. Son of Henry and Sarah Prior of South Harting. Brother of Henry Prior who also died. Husband of Mrs May Prior (remarried to Charles Graver) of Marden Cottage, East Harting. Aged 23. Born in Nyewood and enlisted in Chichester Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

RIXON

Frederick

Private 19113 7th Battalion, Royal Berkshire Regiment. 26th Division, Balkan Front Killed in action 24 April 1917. Aged 37. Son of Mr Rixon & Mrs Charlotte Rixon. Husband of Mrs Annie Rixon of 3, Quebec Cottages, West Harting. Born in Burnham, Bucks, and enlisted in Reading. Commemorated on Doiran Memorial, Macedonia, Greece.

ROSE

Charles

Trooper 5753 19th (Queen Alexandra’s) Hussars Died of wounds at Cambrai 25 November 1917. Aged 26. Son of Henry & Leah Rose of Hurst Cottage. Formerly of Harting. Born in Hampshire and enlisted in Winchester. Brother of Henry Resident of Alresford, Hants. Commemorated on Cambrai Memorial

ROSE

Henry J.

Gunner 54448 Royal Field Artillery 72nd Battery 38th Brigade. Killed in action on the Somme 25 September 1916. Aged 27. Son of Henry & Leah Rose of Hurst Cottage, Formerly of Harting. Born in Sherfield, Hants and enlisted in Bishops Sutton. Resident of Bishops Sutton, Hants. Brother of Charles Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

ROSE

Alfred William

Private TF.203972 1/7th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. 56th London Divsion. Died of wounds 31 May 1918. Aged 33. Son of Charles & Martha Rose of South Harting. Born in Harting and enlisted in Petersfield Buried Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension

SMIJTH-WINDHAM

Arthur

Drowned when SS Persia was torpedoed 71 miles south-east by south of Cape Martello, Crete, on 30 December 1915 by U-boat U38 captained by Christian August Max Alhmann Valentiner. In the passenger list of The Times 3 January 1916, pg 11, issue 41053, column G, he is listed as passenger A R Windham, travelling from Marseilles to Port Said. No known grave.

SS Persia was built by Caird & Company Invercyde Greenock, in Yard No 295 in 1900 and launched 13 August 1900. She was a Passenger Cargo Vessel, 7974 gross tons, owned by Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company. When she was torpedoed by U38 she lost around 334 crewmembers and passengers. The torpedo struck her on the port bow.

Note: The strange spelling has a Dutch connection. Through the years this has seen many changes to fit in an Anglicised form, SMIJTH is sometimes spelt Smith or dropped completely and Windham is also spelt Wyndham.

SMITH

William George

Private 50212 3rd (Reserve) Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died at home 12. 3.28. Aged 19. Son of Mr & Mrs John Smith of Square South Harting. Born in Didling and enlisted in Chichester, Buried Felixstowe New Cemetery, Suffolk

SOAL

Arthur

Private G.1128 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action at Vermelles 9 November 1915. Aged 24. Son of William & Emma Soal of South Harting. Employee of Nyewood Brickworks. Born in Ryefield and enlisted in Nyewood. Brother of William Soal Buried Quarry Cemetery, Vermelles

SOAL

William

Private G.5761 10th Reserve Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Died at home 14 July 1916. Aged 27. Son of William & Emma Soal of Nyewood. Born in Harting. Enlisted in Shepherds Bush, West London. Brother of Arthur Soal Buried Bear Road Cemetery, Brightyon

WATTS

Andrew George

Private G.660 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action at Vermelles 4 March 1916. Aged 27. Son of Henry & Agnes Watts of High Street, Buriton, Hampshire. Born in Buriton and enlisted in Hastings. Included on Buriton Parish Memorial Buried Vermelles British Cemetery

WELLS

Robert Albert

Rifleman 45348 6th Battalion, London Regiment. 58th London Divsion. Killed in action 6 August 1918. Aged 18. Son of Frank & Emily Alice Wells of Ivor Villa South Harting. Born in Harting and enlisted in Brighton Formerly 53rd K.R.R.C. Buried Franvillers Communal Cemetery Extension

WHITE

Henry George

Private PO/12011 Royal Marine Light Infantry Portsmouth Battalion, Royal Naval Divsion. Killed in action on Gallipoli 20 August 1915. Aged 34. Son of Henry & Alice White of 5, Park Road, South Harting. Husband of Beatrice Agnes White (Re married) of Fratton Portsmouth Born in South Harting. Brother of Douglas White Buried Lancashire Landing Cemetery, Gallipoli.

WHITE

Douglas Aymos

Private TF.202984 12th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. 41st Divsion. Killed in action near Ypres 2 August 1917. Aged 20. Son of Henry & Alice White of 5, Park Road, South Harting. Born in Harting. Brother of Henry George White Commemorated on Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium

WHITE

Ernest Edwin Percy

Stoker 1st Class K/23912 Royal Navy HMS "Queen Mary" Lost with the Battlecruiser at the Battle of Jutland 31, 5.16. Aged 20. Son of William & Martha Elizabeth White of Putmans Lane, West Harting. Commemorated on Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea.

WILLIAMS

Frank Herbert

Private TF. 280410 2/4th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. 75th Division. Killed in action in Palestine 1 December 1917. Aged 21. Son of Richard & Emma Williams of Uppark, South Harting. Born in Harting and enlisted in Petersfield. Buried Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel

WINTER

Edward James

Lance Sergeant R/27574 19th Battalion, Kings Royal Rifle Corps 41st Divsion. Died of wounds near Ypres 31 July 1917. Aged 31. Son of William & Mary Ann Elizabeth Winter of Harting. Husband of Eva May Winter. Born in Eastbourne and enlisted in Chichester Buried in Voormezeele Enclosure No 3, Belgium

WOOD

James

No further information currently available

Buried in the Churchyard but not on the Memorial

PACK

William

Private G.32936 3rd (reserve) Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Died at home 7 December 1919. Aged 23. Son of George & Emma Pack of East Harting. Brother of George Pack Buried St. Mary & St. Gabriel Churchyard South Harting

1939-1945

Not currently transcribed

Last updated: 23 March, 2010

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