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STEYNING WAR MEMORIAL

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Compiled and copyright © Ronald James 2017

There is a memorial within the church of St Andrew that lists those who gave their lives from World War 1, World War 2 and Korea. In addition there is a Garden of Remembrance within which is a stone plinth with a bronze plaque on top; the garden can be found on the northern edge of Steyning playing field, Charlton Street, Steyning, which contains a memorial that lists those who gave their lives in World War 2. The main memorial lists the men by service and includes their rank with the name.

Photographs Copyright © Ronald James 2017

TO THE
GLORIOUS MEMORY
OF THE MEN FROM
THIS PARISH WHO GAVE
THEIR LIVES FOR KING
AND COUNTRY IN THE
GREAT EUROPEAN WAR
1914-1919

TO THE BRAVE

BENNETT William Alfred
Private SD/3288 13th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Son of Alfred Bennett, 15 St Georges Place, Steyning. Killed in action. 30th June 1916. Aged 27 Buried Merville Communal Cemetery, France.


Sussex Daily News, 24 July 1916

BLABER Charles Stanley
Able Seaman , Royal Navy J/4612 Died 18th June 1917 Great Yarmouth. Serving on HM Submarine V1. Aged 24 Son of Henry & Lucy Blaber of 29 Charlton Street, Steyning. Buried St Andrews Churchyard, Steyning.
BOLTON John Nathaniel
Lance Corporal 8344 Machine Gun Corp. Attached to 9th (Queens Royal) Lancers. Son of Thomas & Eva Annie Bolton of Church Street, Steyning. He was killed in action 28th January 1916 aged 25. He has no known grave. Commemorated on Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium.
BOLTON Thomas Henry
Private 106096 1st Canadian Mounted Rifle Battalion. Son of Thomas & Eva Annie Bolton, Church Street, Steyning.. Killed in action 11th October 1916. Aged 27. No known grave. Commemorated at the Vimy Memorial, France. Brother of John killed in action January 1916
BRISTOW Edward
Private SD/3300 13th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Son of Annie Bristow, Old Workhouse Cottage, Steyning. Killed in action 30th June 1916. Aged 24. No known grave. Commemorated at Loos Memorial, France.
BRISTOW Frederick
Lance Corporal SD/3299 13th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Son of Annie Bristow, Old Workhouse Cottage, Steyning. Killed in action 30th June 1916. Aged 21. No known grave. Commemorated at Loos Memorial, France.
BRISTOW Wilfred Holdrich
Private 2049 1st King Edwards Horse Cavalry. Son of Henry Barns & Katherine Sara Bristow, Chantry House, Steyning. Died of wounds 30 October 1917. Aged 33. Buried Doringhem Military Cemetery, Belgium.
BROWNE Alfred John
Lance Corporal G/17780 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Son of Mr Alfred & Mrs Browne, The Plough, Charlton Street, Steyning. He was killed in action 5th April 1918 aged 26. He is buried at Bourincourt Ridge Cemetery, Albert, Somme, France.
CARTER William
Private 11948 1st Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Son of William & Sarah Carter, 38 Charlton Street, Steyning. Killed in action 25th January 1915. Aged 24. No known grave. Le Touret Memorial, France.
CHALCRAFT Percy William
Private 200414 4th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Son of Fred & Sarah Jane Chalcraft., 30 Charlton Street, Steyning. Killed in action 29th July 1918. Aged 25. Buried at Raperie British Cemetery , Villemontoire, France.
CHESTER Douglas
Sergeant B/19412 2nd Battalion, Royal Fusilliers. Killed in action 24th April 1917 aged 25. Son of Herbert & Grace Chester of Station Road Steyning. No known grave commemorated Arras Memorial. France
CHITTENDEN AArthur Grant Bourne
2nd Lieutenant. 2nd Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 9th September 1914. Western Front. Aged 20. Son of Charles Grant Thomas Faithfull Chittenden & Eliza Cummins Chittenden of High Croft, Steyning. Buried at Montreuil-Au-Lions Cemetery, France.
DANCY Willian Bernard
Private 17106 7th Battalion Canadian Infantry. Son of Stephen Good & Mary Darcy, Silvermead, Steyning. Killed in action 24th April 1915. Aged 26. No known grave. Commemorated Menin Gate, Ypres, Belgium.
DAWKINS Alfred
Leading Seaman, Royal Navy 197385 Lost at sea 1st November 1914 on HMS Good Hope at the Battle of Coronel. Aged 33 Husband of Harriett Dawkins of High Street, Steyning. Commemorated Portsmouth Naval Memorial.
DIVALL George
Able Seaman, Royal Navy 187153 Lost at sea 31st May 1916 on HMS Invincible at the Battle of Jutland. Aged 38 Son of George & Margaret Divall, Husband of Alice Mary Divall of High Street, Steyning. Commemorated Portsmouth Naval Memorial.
DUKE Edwin
Private G18191 7th Battalion, Queens Own (Royal West Kent Regiment) Son of Thomas Duke of Steyning. Killed in action 30th September 1916. Aged 38.Buried in Mill Road Cemetery , Thiepval, France.
EMERY Arthur
Private 5500 11th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Son of Charles & Eliza Emery, Charlton Street, Steyning.. He died of his wounds on the 18th September 1916 Aged 23 and is buried in Douliens Communal Cemetery, France.
EMERY Stanley
Stoker 1st Class, Royal Navy K/19954 Lost at sea 31st January 1918 on HM Submarine E50 in the North Sea. It is believed that it struck a mine. Aged 23 Son of Charles & Eliza Emery of 38 Charlton Street, Steyning. Commemorated Portsmouth Naval Memorial.
EMERY William
Sergeant 8722 6th Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment. Killed in action 30th January 1917. Aged 27. Son of Eliza Emery, Charlton Street, Steyning. No known grave. Commemorated Basra Memorial, Iraq.
FEAST George
Gunner 226833 Royal Field Artillery, ‘ D’ battery, 87th brigade. Husband of E Feast, 22 Charlton Street, Steyning. Died 14th May 1920 Aged 30 Buried St Andrews Churchyard, Steyning. North of church tower.
FLOWERS Herbert
2nd Lieutenant 8th Battalion, Queens Own,( Royal West Kent Regiment) Killed in action 1st September 1916 Western Front. Aged 36 Son of George Arthur Flowers of 8 Salisbury Road, hove. Native of Steyning. Buried at Delville Wood Cemetery, Longueval, France.
GASTON Cecil [Gordon]
Private 2860 23rd Battalion, London Regiment. Son of the late Thomas & Selina Gaston of Homebank House, High Street, Steyning. Killed in action 26th May 1915. Aged 26. No Known grave. Commemorated at the Le Touret Memorial, France.
GREEN Ernest Edward
Private G8616 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Son of Charles & Emma Green, Elm Grove, Steyning. Killed in action. Commemorated at the Theipval Memorial, France.
GREY Walter
[Spelt GRAY on memorial] Company Quartermaster Sergeant. TF/201553 4th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 3rd October 1918. Western Front. Aged 36 Husband of Veta Castilla Gray, High Street, Steyning. Buried Oxford Road Cemetery, Belgium.
HILLMAN Percy Duke
Private 51913 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment transferred to 129th company Labour Corp. Son of Arthur & Ivy Hillman, Ivy Cottage, Steyning. Killed in action. Aged 19. Buried La Targette British Cemetery Neuville-St-Vaast, France.
HOLDEN Henry W
Private 16432 13th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Son of Mr & Mrs H Holden of 3 Hillside, Steyning. Killed in action Aged 24. Buried in Vlamertinge Military Cemetery, Belgium.
HOLLOWAY Edward
Private 206643 Rifle Brigade 24th Home Counties Battalion formerly 5512 4th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 22nd October 1918 Aged 44. No known grave. Commemorated at the Karachi Memorial, Parkistan.
HUTCHINGS Charles William
Air Mechanic 3rd class. RAF Service No 306775 Son of Arthur Hutchings ‘Baradine’ High Street, Steyning. He died at a Military Hospital in Norwich, Norfolk. 29th October 1918. Buried in Steyning, St Andrews churchyard, west of the church.
JOYCE Albert Henry
Lance Corporal 5515 6th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Son of Mr Henry Moses Joyce & Mrs Sarah Jane Joyce, 7 Hillside Terrace, Steyning. Killed in action 22nd July 1916 aged 22. He is buried at Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, France.
KILNER, MM Thomas Richard Burgess
2nd Lieutenant 9th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment) Killed in action 18th June 1918 , Western Front. Aged 24. Son of Thomas Kilner, Elm Villa, The Close, Steyning. Buried Philosophe British Cemetery, Mazingarbe, France.
MANSBRIDGE Alfred
Private G/60722 8th Battalion, Royal Fusillers formerly 6/3013 Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 27th October 1916. Son of Mr & Mrs Mansbridge. Buried Agny Military Cemetery , France.
MANVILL William
[Also spelt MANVELL in someplace] Private GS/784 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in Action 29th January 1915. Aged 23. Son of Harry and Lucy Manvell, Church Street, Steyning. No known grave. Commemorated Le Touret Memorial, France.
McCONNEL David Ewen
[Also recorded as McCONNELL in some places] 2nd Lieutenant RAF . He died in a flying accident Tadcaster, Yorkshire. 7th December 1918, Aged 18. Resident of Steyning. Buried in All Saints Churchyard, Steep, Petersfield, Hampshire.
MITCHELL Reginald Alder
Private 5107 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Died 4th May 1916. Aged 23. Son of Edwin L Mitchell 23 Charlton Street, Steyning. Buried St Andrews Churchyard, Steyning. South West Corner.
PENFOLD George
Private 21202 Royal Hampshire Regiment. Died of wounds 31st December 1917 Aged 35. Son of Thomas & Caroline Penfold. Resident of Steyning. Buried Sarigol Military Cemetery , Kriston , Greece.
PHILLIPS Charles Ernest
Private SD/961 ‘D’ Company 11th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 3rd September 1916 Aged 21. Son of George Henry and Kate Phillips. Fern Cottage, Church Lane, Steyning. No known grave. Commemorated on the Theipval Memorial Somme, France
PIERCE Albert
Private 3428 13th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 16th August 1916 Aged 22 Son of 32 Son of Marchant & Rosetta Pierce, 17 Charlton Street, Steyning and brother of Albert Pierce who was killed in action 30th September 1916.
PIERCE John
Regimental Sergeant Major (Memorial reads C.S.M) 8th Battalion, Nothumberland Fusilliers.Died of wounds 30th September 1916. Aged 32 Son of Marchant & Rosetta Pierce, 17 Charlton Street, Steyning and brother of Albert Pierce Killed in Action 16th August 1916. Buried Pozieres British Cemetery Ovilliers-La Boisselle.
SIMMONDS Herbert Clifford Cecil
Company Sergeant Major 200449 4th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 19th April 1917. Egyptian theatre of war. Aged 22. Son of Samuel & Ada Simmonds 36 Osborne Villas, Hove . Buried Gaza War Cemetery. Israel & Palestine.
SLAUGHTER Albert Edward
Private M2/227906 Royal Army Service Corp. Died 6th April 1919 Aged 33 Husband of Beatrice Slaughter. 28 Charlton Street, Steyning. Buried St Andrews Churchyard, Steyning. Near North West Gate.
STUBBINGS Arthur
Sergeant 200377 4th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died of wounds, 27th March 1917. Aged 26. Son of Stephen & Charlotte Stubbings of Steyning. Buried Gaza War Cemetery. Israel & Palestine.
TILLEY William
Lance Corporal 10110 11th Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) Died of wounds 14th September 1916. Aged 29. Son of Mr & Mrs George Tilley, St Botolphs Cottage, Near Steyning, Buried Karasouli Military Cemetery, Greece.
TREAGUS Alfred Ernest
Sergeant Australian Imperial Force. Service No 223 Arthur was born 18th July 1887 in Steyning the son of George & Sarah Treagus. Husband of Edith Treagus He died 2nd August 1919 in Australia and is buried at Coburg Pine Ridge Cemetery, Victoria.
TUCKER Arthur Haynes
Lieutenant. 4th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. At the time of his death he was attached to 9th Battalion of the Kings Royal Rifle regiment. Killed in action 16th October 1917. Western Front. Aged 36 Son of Edward & Emma Tucker. Husband of Hilda C Tucker of ‘Belfont’ Liverpool Gardens, Worthing. Buried at Hooge Crater Cemetery, Belgium.
TUCKER [Albert] Ernest
Private 10515 ‘D’ company 1st Battalion, Sherwood Foresters. Died 1st October 1917. Aged 35 Husband of Phobe Madge Tucker, Coleridge Street , Hove. Buried St Andrews Churchyard, Steyning. North of church tower.
WATSON Samuel [Meridith]
2nd Lieutenant 64th brigade Machine Gun Corp Killed in action 1st July 1916. Western Front Aged 31 Son of William & Martha Watson of Steyning. Buried Gordon Dump Cemetery, Ovillers-La Boisselle, France
WATSON Walter Benjamin
Sergeant TF/215 4th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment He was born in 1881 at Bramber, Sussex. Walter was the son of William Thomas & Marta Melson Watson. He died of wounds during the Gallipoli campaign on 5th September 1915 Buried at the East Mudros Military Cemetery on the island of Lemnos, Greece
WEBB Samuel
Private G/11323 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 8th June 1918. Aged 31. Son of Jesse & Susan Webb, High Street, Steyning. No known grave. Commemorated on Loos Memorial, France.

"Greater love hath no man than this that a man
lay down his life for his friends."

THE SIDE PANELS RECORDING THE NAMES OF THOSE WHO FELL
IN THE 1939-1945 WAR WERE ADDED BY LOCAL MEMBERS
OF THE BRITISH LEGION

IN MEMORY OF

ADCOCK Norman Ernest
Sapper 2073056, 209 Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died Wednesday 29 May 1940. Aged 23. Son of Percy W. Adcock and Emily B. Adcock, of Steyning, Sussex. Buried in MARQUISE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot 1. Row C. Grave 25.
ARUNDELL Philip [Charles]
Corporal 2094031, 209 Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died Thursday 26 July 1945. Aged 28. Son of Charles Evan Arundell and Rosalia Arundell; husband of Alice Joan Arundell, of Steyning, Sussex. Buried in BECKLINGEN WAR CEMETERY, Niedersachsen, Germany. Plot 9. Row C. Grave 9.
AUSTIN L W C
No further information currently available
BAKER Harold Reginald
Leading Aircraftman (Wireless Operator (Air)) 533587, 139 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died Tuesday 14 May 1940. Son of Reginald Walter and Ellen Baker, of Steyning, Sussex. Buried in CHOLOY WAR CEMETERY, Meurthe-et-Moselle, France. Plot 1A. Row A. Grave 13.
BARNES Ralph
Corporal 14285263 Royal Corp of Signals, 70 Construction Section. Born in Steyning 1923. Died 17th December 1944. Aged 21. Son of Henry & Ruth Barnes. Buried Schoonselhof Cemetery, Antwerp, Belgium. Inscription on headstone reads ‘For ever in our thoughts’
BOYD George Edwin
Gunner 1087616, 148 (The Bedfordshire Yeo.) Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died Friday 26 February 1943 as a Japanese Prisoner of War working on the Thai-Burma Railway. Aged 28. Son of Ellen Boyd, of Steyning, Sussex. Buried in KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Plot 8. Row C. Grave 13.
BREACH Christopher
Captain 123992, 32 Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died Monday 27 May 1940. Aged 41. Son of William Powell Breach and Mary Breach, of Steyning, Sussex; husband of Monica Breach, of Steyning. Buried in LE GRAND HASARD MILITARY CEMETERY, MORBECQUE, Nord, France. Plot 5. Row B. Grave 18.
BURDOCK F
No further information currently available
CLEMENTS Albert James
Lance Corporal 2018409 Royal Engineers, 572 Army field company. Died 18th May 1942. Son of Albert and Bertha Clements and husband of Isabel Clements of Ashington , Sussex
COOPER S
No further information currently available
DUFFILL Lawrence Edward
His name appears on the war memorial, but no Commonweath War Grave Commission record can be found. He died 9th October 1945 at Southlands Hospital, Shoreham. Aged 40. Husband of Helen Louisa Duffill of 43 Laines Road, Steyning.
EARP T C F
No further information currently available
FELLOWES John Robert Lyon
Captain Rifle Brigade. Born in India. Died 8th December 1945 from wounds received at Al Alemein. Son of the late James William Fellowes. Aged 34. Home address Saxon Cottage, Steyning
FOSTER R A V
No further information currently available
GRIGG George Alan
Pilot Officer 176583, 619 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died Monday 24 July 1944. Aged 22. Son of Charles Alan and Margaret Grigg, of Steyning, Sussex. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 211.
HAMILTON-RUSSELL Arthur Gustavus Linsey
Major 22389 1st Battalion Rifle Brigade died 26th May 1940 Aged 40 Son of Hon Claud Eustace Hamilton- Russell & Hon Mrs Hamilton-Russell. Buried Burwalton (St Lawrence) old churchyard. Shropshire.
HARDY E
Lance Corporal either
Eric Walter Hardy Lance Corporal 4th battalion Wiltshire regiment. Died 2nd March 1943. Aged27 Buried Eastleigh Cemetery , Hampshire.
or
Edwin Hardy Lance Corporal 7920183 Queens Bay (2nd Dragoon Guards) Royal Armoured Corp Died 26 October 1942 Aged 29. Buried El Alemein Cemetery, Egypt.
HILL D C
No further information currently available
KITTLE John Edward
Stoker 1st Class P/KX 77002, H.M.S. Dunedin, Royal Navy. Died Monday 24 November 1941. Aged 35. Son of Francis Joseph and Emily Kittle; husband of Mary Alice Kittle, of Steyning, Sussex. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 55, Column 2.
MACLEAN Alistair William
Lance Corporal 2819626 2nd battalion Seaforth Highlanders Died 11th June 1940. Aged 28. Son of the late Hugh & Eva Tucker Maclean, husband of Barbara Maclean of Syminton, Lanarkshire; brother of John LOuis Maclean (below). The Tucker family were residents of Steyning. Buried St Valery-en-caux, Franco- British Cemetery, France. Brother of John.
MACLEAN John Louis
Gunner 850695, 1 Regiment, Royal Horse Artillery. Died 27th May 1942. Middle Eastern theatre.Aged 27. Son of the late Hugh & Eva Tucker Maclean. Brother of Alistair William Maclean (above). The Tucker family were residents of Steyning. No known grave. Commemorated on ALAMEIN MEMORIAL, EGypt. Column 8.
MITCHELL Archibald Haig
Stoker 1st Class P/KX 96070, H.M.S. Glowworm, Royal Navy. Died Monday 8 April 1940. Aged 21. Son of Edwin and Florence A. Mitchell, of Steyning, Sussex. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 42, Column 2.
MUZZELL C E
No further information currently available
PALMER, MiD Harold John
Major 136336, 140 'Z' Battery, Royal Artillery. Died Saturday 19 December 1942. Aged 48. Son of Arthur and Ada Palmer; husband of Doris Maud Palmer, of Steyning, Sussex. Mentioned in Despatches (MiD). No known grave. Commemorated on BROOKWOOD 1939-1945 MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 2. Column 1.
PELLING William John
Private 6405343 Royal Hampshire Regiment Died 17th September 1943 Aged 21. Son of Sidney & Florence Pelling of Steyning, Sussex. Commemorated at Cassino Memorial, Italy.
PIERCE Mark
Sapper 3974744, 20 Bomb Disposal Company, Royal Engineers, Died Wednesday 18 April 1945. Aged 25. Son of Richard John and Elizabeth Jane Pierce, of Steyning. Buried in STEYNING (ST. ANDREW) CHURCHYARD, Sussex.
ROBINS S O
No further information currently available
SANSOM Ronald John
Squadron Leader 33372, Royal Air Force. Died Sunday 7 June 1942. Aged 24. Son of Charles Henry and Sophia Sansom, of Steyning. Buried in STEYNING (ST. ANDREW) CHURCHYARD, Sussex.
SKINNER R W
No further information currently available
STEVENS Austin Wheeler
Flying Officer 78017, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died Wednesday 12 November 1941. Aged 41. Son of William Arthur and Lillian Stevens; husband of Gladys Margaret Stevens, of Steyning, Sussex. Buried in EL ALAMEIN WAR CEMETERY, Egypt. Plot XII. Row B. Grave 9.
STILLWELL Pease
Gunner 872342 Royal Artillery Died 12th September 1944 Aged 25 Son of Henry & Elizabeth Stillwell of Steyning. Commemorated Singapore Memorial
WADEY Reginald Victor
Lance Corporal T/211148, Royal Army Service Corps. Died Friday 17 March 1944. Aged 23. Son of Harry and Mary Lucy Wadey, of Steyning; husband of Freda Wadey. Buried in STEYNING (ST. ANDREW) CHURCHYARD, Sussex.
WARD John Godsalve
Flying Officer 117660, 217 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died Friday 29 January 1943. Aged 30. Son of Charles Osman Ward and Nora Beatrice Ward, of Steyning, Sussex. Buried in COLOMBO (KANATTE) GENERAL CEMETERY, Sri Lanka. Plot 6C. Row D. Grave 21.

WHO DIED IN THE SERVICE OF THEIR COUNTRY 1939 - 1945

KOREA

WALKER William Arthur
Marine RM 8800, 41 Independent Commando, Royal Marines. Missing presumed killed in action 29 November 1950. Missing during Royal Marines operations 29 November 1950 at Chosin Reservoir. Although listed as missing presumably his body was found as he has a grave. Aged 22. Born 18 July 1928. Name also appears on Bickleigh Parish Church Memorial Plaque [Devon]. Buried in UN Memorial Cemetery, Tanggok, Pusan, Korea. Plot 70. Row 9. Grave 7847.

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