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

The memorial is in the form of a polished wooden tablet on the North wall of St. James's Church listing 7 local men recorded by name, rank, and unit.

Photographs Copyright © Chris Comber 2006



Cornelius William

Boy 1st Class J/45406/PO, HMS "Defence", Royal Navy. Lost with the Armoured Cruiser during the Battle of Jutland 31st May 1916. Aged 16. Nephew of Mrs. M. Wells of Stedham. Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial MR.3.



Lieutenant "C" Battery, 123rd Brigade, The Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 12th April 1918. Aged 20. Son of Francis Scimegour Hude and Mrs. Isabella Forshall of "Tentworth", Midhurst. Buried in Couin New British Cemetery. F.204



Sapper 204360, 1st Reserve Battalion, The Royal Engineers. Died at home 27th April 1917. Aged 35. Husband of Mrs. Ethel C. Lintott of Ingrams Green, Bridgelands, Midhurst. Born in Stedham and enlisted in Chichester. Buried in St. James Churchyard, Stedham



Private SD/4224, 13th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action on the Somme 3rdf September 1916. Born in Minstead and enlisted in Chichester. Next of kin, Stedham. Buried in Knightsbridge Cemetery F.220



Lance Corpora0l G/1611, 8th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment (Pioneers). 18th Division. Died of wounds at Bernafay Wood on the Somme 14th July 1916. Aged 26. Son of Charles and Edith Stacey of Stedham Born in Stedham and enlisted in Chichester. Buried in Neuville British Cemetery F.66.


Frank John

Sergeant TF/200238, 1/4th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 53rd Division. Killed in action at the First Battle of Gaza 26th March 1917. Aged 26. Husband of Mrs. Hetty Tribe of "Lynton", Midhurst. Son of Mr and Mrs. John Tribe, Wheelwright and Blacksmith of Station Road, Midhurst. Born and enlisted in Midhurst. Commemorated on The Jerusalem Memorial MR.34



Private.G/40370, 16th Battalion, The Middlesex Regiment. 33rd Division. Killed in acion 27th October 1916. Aged 29. Born in Ryde, Isle of Wight and enlisted in Midhurst. Son of John and Mary Elizabeth Wren of Wimbourne, Dorset. Husband of Mrs. Elizabeth Maria Wren of Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire. Next of kin, 'Wispers', Stedham. Formerly Royal Sussex Regiment. Wimborne Minster W.M. and St. Johns Church W.M. Commemorate on The Thiepval Memorial Mr.21

Last updated: 11 January, 2006

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