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STORRINGTON WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2, korea and Aden - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Chris Comber 2006

The Memorial stands in the churchyard facing the South Downs. Men from the hamlet of Cootham, now part of Storrington are also included. There are 41 names recorded by the year, rank and unit. There are four burials in the churchyard, one of whom is not included on the Memorial (Cpl. Sydney Ayling). The memorial is in the form of a three stepped base upon which is a plinth and column topped with an urn. There are shaped supports on the sides of the plinth. A garland is draped over the urn.

Photographs Copyright © Chris Comber 2006

TO
THE MEMORY
OF OUR
GLORIOUS DEAD
1914-1918
1939-1945

ASLETT

Albert Edward

Private G/14054, 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 12th Division. Died of wounds near Arras 5 July 1917. Aged 19. Son of Charles & Eliza Aslett of 4, North Street, Storrington Born in Storrington and enlisted in Brighton. Buried in Monchy British Cemetery F. 154

ATFIELD

George James

Private G/5177, 9th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 24th Division. Died of wounds at home 25 October 1918. Age 36. Son of Mr & Mrs George James Atfield of Storrington. Husband of Mrs Sarah Atfield of 1, Elder Tree Cottage, Durrington. Buried in St. Mary's Churchyard, Storrington.

AUSTIN

Harold Lunn Ferrier

Second Lieutenant, 9th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. 13th Division. Killed in action on Gallipoli 6 January 1916. Aged 34. Son of Walter Ferrier & Agnes Austin of Storrington. Husband of Mrs Margaret Eve Austin of 5, Alexandra Road, Walmer, Kent. Buried in Twelve Tree Copse Cemetery, Gallipoli.

BARNES

James

Lance Corporal 197878, 122nd Battalion. The Labour Corps formerly with the 20th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. Died of wounds 9 August 1918. Aged 40. Son of Henry & Jane Barnes of Storrington. Born in Storrington and enlisted in Worthing. Buried in Pernes British Cemetery.

BAXTER

Ralph Frederick

Second Lieutenant 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division, Killed in action at the Battle of Loos 25 September 1915. Aged 18. Son of John Henry & Ethel Louisa Baxter of 'Fryern', Storrington. Educated at Charterhouse. Included on the Charterhouse School Roll of Honour. Buried in Dud Corner Cemetery F. 210

BROOK

Jesse

Private L/10957 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment 12th Division. Killed in action at Ovillers 7 July 1916. Aged 20. Son of Mr & Mrs Brook of Brook of Lane End, Cootham, Storrington. Born in Haywards Heath and enlisted in Worthing. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial MR. 21

BROOK

William Henry

Private L/10490 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Killed in action at Loos 25 September 1915. Aged 18. Son of James & Avice Brook of 474, 'Roundabouts, Storrington. Born in Lewes and enlisted in Worthing. Commemorated on The Loos Memorial. MR. 19

BUTCHER

David E

Driver Royal Horse Artillery Died at home 1919. No record with SDGW or CWGC

COLES

Frank Cecil

Private G/2422, 8th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment (Pioneers). 18th Division. Killed in action at Le Cateau 23 October 1918. Born in West Chiltington & enlisted in Worthing. Next of kin, Storrington. Buried in Highland Cemetery, Le Cateau F. 190

CHARMAN

William Alfred

Gunner 651855, 'B' Battery, 168th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 29 December 1917. Aged 19. Son of Albert & Laura Matilda Charman of Newtown, Cootham. Born in Storrington and enlisted in Worthing. Buried in Bleuet Farm Cemetery, Belgium

CURTIS

John George

Driver 38924, 7th Pontoon Park, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 27 May 1918. Aged 26. Son of John & Elizabeth Curtis of Storrington. Husband of Mrs Eliza Curtis of 'Glenthorne', St. Anselm Road Worthing Born in Storrington and enlisted in Worthing. Buried in Brandhoek New Military Cemetery No 3.

DAUGHTRY, MM

John

Lance Corporal G/2424 8th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment (Pioneers). 18th Division. Killed in action 1 October 196. Aged 28. Son of Mr & Mrs John Daughtry of Church Street, Storrington. Husband of Mrs Lily Daughtry of Crawley Down. Born in Storrington and enlisted in Worthing. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial MR. 21

DEAN

Albert

Guardsman 14995, 2nd Battalion, Scots Guards Died of wounds at home on the 13 January 19919 Born in Cootham and enlisted in Worthing. Next of kin, Cootham Buried in Netley Military Cemetery, Hampshire.

ELMS

Frederick

Sergeant TF/200050 1/4th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 34th Division. Killed in action near Grand Rozoy 1 August 198 Brother of Mrs B, Elms of 'Fern Villa' Storrington. Born and enlisted in Storrington. Joined TF in 1908. Buried in Raparie British Cemetery, Villemontoire F. 524

FERRERS

Francis Charles Cecil

Lance Corporal 47991 2/6th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. 66th Division. Killed in action during the March Retreat, 21 March 1918. Born Ingatestone, Essex. Enlisted in Worthing. Resident of Storrington. Former Royal West Surr Commemorated on The Pozieres Mem. MR. 27

FIGG

William James

Private G/7425, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Killed in action at Bazentin le Petit on the Somme 17 August 1916. Born in Storrington and enlisted in Worthing. Next of kin, Storrington. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial MR. 21

FRENCH

Albert Anthony

Second Lieutenant 11th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action at Beaucourt Ridge 3 September 1916. Aged 20 Battalion, bombing officer. Son of Mr & Mrs P. French of School Hill, Storrington. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial MR21

FRENCH

John

Sergeant SD. 2677 13th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action on the Rue de Bois 30 June 1916. Aged 24. Son of Mr & Mrs P. French of Storrington. Born Purbright, Surrey and enlisted in Worthing. Buried in St. Vaast Military Cemetery F. 631

GOLDS

Ingram Thomas

Captain 7th East Surreys. 12th Division. Killed in action at Cambrai 30 November 1917. Commemorated on The Cambrai Memorial MR. 17

HAYLER.

Alfred Heny

Lance Corporal L/10573, 9th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 24th Division. Died of wounds at home 15 August 197. Aged 27. Son of Mr & Mrs George Hayler of Pulborough. Born in Storrington and enlisted in Chichester. Included in St. Peters Parish Church Brighton, Book of Remembrance Buried in Brighton & Preston Cemetery.

HEARN

James

Private L/10572, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment 1st Division. Killed in action at Loos 25 September 1915. Born in Guildford and enlisted in Chichester. Resident of Storrington. Commemorated on The Loos Memorial MR. 19

HOLDEN

Ralph

Gunner 36242, 90th Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action on Gallipoli 28 May 195. Aged 21 Born in Sompting and enlisted in Pulborough. Son of George & Georgina Holden of 'The Abbey' Dairy, Storrington. Buried in Skew Bridge Cemetery Helles, Gallipoli G14.

KINGSHOTT

Frederick A

Private G/4742, 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action 24 March 1916. Aged 28. Son of Mr Kingshott & Mrs Annie Kingshott of Raygate Cottage, Cootham. Born in South Stoke and enlisted in Chichester. Included on Shoreham by sea W. M. Buried in Vermelles British Cemetery.

LAKER

Charles

Driver T4/084410, No 1 Company, 17th Divisional Train, Royal Army Service Corps. Died of wounds 24 March 1918. Born in Graffham and enlisted in Petworth Commemorated on The Arras Memorial Mr. 20

LELLIOTT

F

Rifleman TR/13/64241, 53rd Training Battalion, Kings Royal Rifle Corps. Died at home 4 November 1918. Buried in St. Mary's Churchyard, Storrington.

LIDBITTER

William

[Listed on SDGW Lidbetter] Private TF/203037, 1/4th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. 12th Indian Division. Killed in action in Mesopotamia 24 February 1917. Aged 22. Son of William Felix & Eliza Lidbetter of Stream Cottage, Cootham. Born in Cootham and enlisted in Foynes, Limerick, Ireland. Commemorated on The Basra Memorial, Iraq.

LINFIELD

Percy

Private G/16044, 13th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in an air raid near Ypres 15 October 1917. Aged 31. Son of Mr & Mrs John Linfield of Storrington. Husband of Mrs Esther Barbara Linfield of Whitehorse Yard, Storrington. Enlisted in East Grinstead. Buried in Kemmel Chateau Military Cemetery, Belgium.

MEDHURST

Walter

Private 5524, 7th Battalion, Leinster Regiment (The Royal Canadians). 16th Irish Division. Killed in action 23 November 1917. Born in Hurspierpoint and enlisted in Storrington. Resident of Storrington. Formerly with Royal Sussex. Buried in Croisilles Railway Cemetery.

MOND

Francis Leopold

Captain. Royal Air Force, No 57 Squadron (D.H.4's) formerly with the Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 15 May 1918. Aged 22. Son of Mr & Mrs Emile Mond of 'Greyfriars' Storrington. Also of 22, Hyde Park Square, London. Buried in Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension No. 1.

PICKERSGILL-CUNLIFFE

John Cunliffe

Captain, 4th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Killed in action on Gallipoli 4 June 1915. Aged 31. Son of Charles & Audrey Pickersgill-Cunliffe of Beacon Hill Park, Surrey. Served in the South African War. Commemorated on The Helles Memorial, Gallipoli MR. 4.

SHEPPERD

Frank

Company Sergeant Major 3816, 1st Battalion. Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Died in India 4 December 1916. Aged 42. Husband of Mrs E. F. Shepperd of 'Nilgris' St. Anselms Road, Worthing. Born in Storrington and enlisted in Gosport, Hampshire. Buried in Hosur Road Cemetery, Bangalore and Commemorated on The Madras 1914/18 War Memorial, Chennai

SOFFE

Gabriel

Private G/16683, 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 12th Division. Died of wounds at Arras 10 April 1917. Son of Mr & Mrs Soffe of Luton, Beds. Husband of Mrs C. J. Soffe of Pulborough. Born in Luton and enlisted in Storrington. Included on Luton Town War Memorial. Buried in Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun. F. 113

SILVESTER

Percy

Sergeant TF/228750, 2nd Battalion, London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers) Killed in action near Cambrai 22 November 1917. Aged 40. Husband of Edith Elizabeth Silvester of School Hill, Storrington. Enlisted in Horsham and enlisted in Storrington. Formerly Royal Sussex. Commemorated on The Cambrai Memorial MR. 17

SKINNER

William

Private G/3692, 9th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 24th Division. Died of wounds 1 October 1915. Aged 20. Son of Albert & Jane Skinner of 7, North Lane, Storrington. Butchers assistant. Born in Storrington and enlisted in Worthing. Buried in Le Treport Military Cemetery F. 1.

STRUDWICK, MM

James Field

Sergeant 49704, 'D' Battery, 77th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery Killed in action 3 November 1918. Born in Storrington and enlisted in Brighton. Buried in Cambrai East Military Cemetery.

STURTT

George

[Listed as STURT on CWGC] Private 42465, 11th Battalion, Essex Regiment. 6th Division. Killed in action 13 April 1918. Son of John & Sarah Sturt of North Lane, Storrington Born in Staplefield and enlisted in Chichester Commemorated on The Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium MR30

TYRRELL

Francis Chichester

Second Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Died of wounds 16 February 1915. Son of Sir William Tyrrell & Lady Tyrrell of 36, Egerton Crescent, Chelsea. Buried in Bethune Town Cemetery F. 80

TYRRELL

Hugo William Louis

Lieutenant, H.M. Submarine K17, Royal Navy. Lost when the Submarine collided with her sister ship K4 in the North Sea on the 31 January 198. Aged 26. Son of Sir William & Lady Tyrrell of 36, Egerton Crescent, Chelsea. Commemorated on The Chatham Naval Memorial MR. 1.

VINCENT

W E

Sapper 140393, Royal Engineers. Died at home 26 December 1917. Buried in St. Mary's Churchyard Storrington

WAGSTAFF

Frederick

Private 54987, 13th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. 37th Division. Killed in action 5 August 1917. Aged 30. Son of Henry James & Elizabeth Fanny Wagstaff of West Street, Storrington. Born in Sullington and enlisted in Worthing Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium MR29.

WILKINSON

Samuel William

Lieutenant Royal Garrison Artillery. 237th Siege Battery. Killed in action 9 April 1918. Aged 23. Son of Mrs Kate Wilkinson of Southdown House, Storrington and of Durban, South Africa. Buried in Lillers Communal Cemetery.

Buried in the Churchyard - Not included on the Memorial

AYLING

Sydney

Corporal 30850, 1st Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Died after the war at home 22 August 1920. Aged 30. Son of William & Agnes Ayling of 34, Council Houses, Bledworth, Mansfield, Notts. Born at Storrington Buried in St. Mary's Churchyard, Storrington.

1939-1945

ACTON

George Alfred

Corporal 550042, 139 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died at home 18th May 1941. Son of Private George Acton 18th Kings Liverpool Regiment. (Killed in action in France 8 November 1918) and of Sarah Ethel Acton of Storrington. Bur St. Mary's Churchyard Storrington

BAKER

George Edward

Leading Stoker P/KX/67015, H.M.S. 'Hood', Royal Navy. Lost when the Battlecruiser was lost in action with the 'Bismarck' 24th May 1941. Son of James & Sisselly Baker. Husband of Mary Anne Baker of Storrington. Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial MR 3

COMBER

James David

Leading Seaman, P/JX/143775, H.M.S. 'Hood', Royal Navy. Lost with the Battlecruiser in action with the 'Bismarck' 24th May 1941. Aged 26. Son of Stephen & Caroline Comber. Husband of Daisy May Comber of Pulborough. Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial MR. 3.

CONNOR

Anthony George

Lance Sergeant 7886143, 6th Royal Tank Regiment, Royal Armoured Corps. Died of wounds in Alexandria 25th July 1942. Son of Percy & Lizzie Connor of Storrington. Buried in Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt.

DAVIS, DFC

Carl Raymond

Flight Lieutenant 90131, 601 Fighter Squadron (Hurricanes), Royal Air Force Shot down and killed during the Battle of Britain 6th September 1940. Aged 29. Son of Carl Raymond & Clara May Davis. Husband of Katherine Anne Davis of Chelsea. London B.A. (Cantab) BA. McGill University, Montreal. Mining Engineer South African Buried in St. Mary's Churchyard, Storrington.

ELLIOTT, DFM

Frank William

Flying Officer (Wireless Operator) 172726, 103 Bomber Squadron (Lancasters), Royal Air Force. Killed in action 6th March 1945. Aged 25. Son of William & Fanny Elliott. Buried in Berlin 1939/45War Cemetery, Germany.

FUNNELL

Peter Patrick

Flight Sergeant (Wireless Operator/Air Gunner) 1334825, 179 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died at home 31stDecember 1944. Aged 21. Son of Peter & Emma Funnell of Cootham. Buried in St. Mary's Churchyard, Storrington

GILBERT

William Mark

Able Seaman P/SSX/33658, H.M.S. 'Wild Swan', Royal Navy. Lost when the V & W Class Destroyer was bombed and sunk by German Aircraft in the Bay of Biscay. 18th June 1942. Aged 21. Son of Mark & Kathleen Bertha Gilbert of Storrington. Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial MR. 3

GUILE

Frederick Albert

Driver T/263584, No 1 Supply Group Company, Royal Army Service Corps. Died in South Africa 27th May 1942. Aged 20. Son of Frederick Albert & Alice Guile of Cootham. Buried in Pietermaritzburg Cemetery, Fort Napier, South Africa.

MILLER

Harry

Royal Engineers. No further information currently available.

MITCHELL

Frederick Gordon

Leading Aircraftman 744015, Royal Air Force. Killed in action in Egypt 28th January 1941. Aged 27. Son of Charles Henry and Ellen Maud Mitchell. Husband of Phyllis Irene Mitchell of Storrington. Commemorated on The Alemein Memorial.

REEVES

William George

Private 6402797, 1/6th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Died at home 8th March 1944. Aged 25. Son of James & Lily Reeves. Husband of Daisy Beatrice Reeves of Hawthorn Hill, Berkshire. Buried in St. Mary's Churchyard, Storrington.

SOUPER, MM

Mowbray Morris

Major 134308, 1st Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Killed in action at Arnhem 24th September 1944. Aged 25. Son of The Rev. Adrian Wilfred James and Mrs Agnes Souper. Husband of Mrs Dorothy Souper of East Grinstead. Buried in Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery.

STOCKER

Norman George Landsbury

Boy 1st Class P/JX/166487, H.M.S. 'Hood', Royal Navy. Lost when the Battlecruiser was sunk in action with the 'Bismarck' 24th May 1941. Son of John & Annie Beatrice Stocker of Storrington. Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial MR. 3.

STURT

Samuel

Trooper 6399955, 43rd (2/5th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment) Regiment, Reconnaissance Corps, Royal Armoured Corps. Killed in action in Normandy 24th June 1944. Son of Charles & Winifred Sturt. Husband of Mrs E. M. Sturt of Slough, Bucks. Buried in Bayeux Memorial,

TOVEY

Richard Strangeways

Pilot Officer 111323, No 5 Fighter Squadron (Curtis Mohawks, Burma), Royal Air Force. Crashed near Agatala in Mohawk BB977. Engine failure during a test flight. Lost control and the aircraft spun into the ground 19th February 1943 Buried in Maynamati War Cemetery, Burma.

WILL

Denis Peter

Flight Lieutenant 89840, No 65 Fighter Squadron (Spitfire Mk 1X's), Royal Air Force. Shot down and killed over France 6th August 1944. Aged 23. Son of George Frederick & Caroline Margaret Will. Husband of Margaret Isabel Will of Storrington. Buried in Le Thuit Churchyard, France.

WOODS

Bernard

Private 6403568, 5th Cinque Ports Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action in Italy 14th January 1943. Aged 25. Son of Mr & Mrs Arthur Woods of Storrington. Husband of Mrs Elaine Woods also of Storrington. Buried in Caserta War Cemetery Italt.

Korea

WALLS

Geoffrey V

Corporal 22525966, Royal Northumberland Fusiliers. Died 6th October 1951 during the Battale of Kowang-San 3rd-12th October 1957. Buried in UN Memorial Cemetery, Pusan, Korea. Plot 23. Row 1. Grave 1559.

Aden

ATFIELD

Cyril J

Sergeant, Royal Army Pay Corps. Died 12th April 1965.

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