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THAKEHAM WAR MEMORIAL

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Compiled and copyright © Chris Comber 2004

Thakeham Parish War Memorial is in the form of a Stone Cross in the churchyard and was badly worn in places but the local Parish Council undertook restoration in 2004 restoring the memorial to its former satate. There are 24 Surnames, Christian Names and Units recorded for both wars.

Photograph Copyright © Chris Comber 2004
1914-1919

BLUNT

Ernest

Private G/3697 9th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 24th Division. Killed in action at the Battle of Loos 28th September 1915. Aged 27. Brother of Mr Albert Blunt of The Railway Stables, Haywards Heath. Born in Thakeham and enlisted in Worthing. Resident of Thakeham. Commemorated on The Loos Memorial MR. 19

CHERRIMAN

Raymond [Peter]

[Thakeham Parish Burials Register lists him as CHERRYMAN] Driver T4/092894, Royal Army Service Corps. No further information currently available from CWGC & SDGW records. National Archives Medal Rolls document reference WO 372/4. The Thakeham Parish Burials Register lists the burial of a Raymond Cherryman of Thakeham on November 19th 1918, aged 31 years.

CLAYTON

Sidney Gordon

Private G/18248, 7th Battalion, East Kent Regiment. 18th Division. Killed in action at Amiens 8th August 1918. Aged 33. Son of Mr & Mrs Thomas William Clayton of Chivers Farm, Shipley. Born in Southwark and enlisted in Chichester. Commemorated on The Vis-en-Artois Memorial MR. 16.

CUDBY

James William

Private 9119, 2nd Battalion, Welsh Regiment. 1st Division. Killed in action on the Marne 18th September 1914. Aged 26. Son of James & Anne Cudby of “Merrywood” West Crook, Thakeham. Born in Upminster, Essex and enlisted in Steyning. Commemorated on The Ferte Sous Jouarre Memorial MR. 15

CUDBY

Walter

Private G/14699, 6th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action 2nd December 1916. Aged 32. Son of James & Anne Cudby of “Merrywood” West Crook, Thakeham. Born in Upminster and enlisted in Worthing. Buried in Wailly Orchard Cemetery. F. 174

GOODE

Archibald

Lance Corporal SD/3773, 13th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Died of influenza at home after the War 14th December 1918. Aged 23. Son of Mr & Mrs E. H. Goode of “The Grove” Thakeham. Returned from Canada to enlist, wounded and later discharged in June 1918. Buried in St. Mary’s Churchyard, West Chiltington.

GOODE

Lynton

Private 1817, 15th Battalion, Australian Infantry. ANZAC Corps, Gallipoli. Killed in action 7th August 1915. Buried in Lone Pine Cemetery Gallipoli.

LAKER

Harold

Private G/3699, 9th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 24th Division. Killed in action at the Battle of Loos 25th September 1915. Aged 20. Son of Mr & Mrs Harold Laker of Newhouse Farm, Warminghurst. Born Dial Post and enlisted in Worthing. Commemorated on The Loos Memorial MR. 19.

MAIN

Thomas George

Private G/5284, 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action at Ovillers 7th July 1916. Born in Hambleton, Hants and enlisted in Horsham. Next of kin, Shipley. Included on Shipley Parish Church War Memorial. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial MR. 21.

NICHOLLS

Frank

Private 790, 5th Battalion, Australian Infantry. ANZAC Corps, Gallipoli. Killed in action 26th April 1915. Buried in Lone Pine Cemetery, Gallipoli.

PARKER

Arthur Ernest

Private SD/2282, 12th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Died of wounds 13th February 1917. Aged 29. Son of Charlotte Parker of Pulborough. Born in Pulborough and enlisted in Petworth Buried in Wimereux Communal Cemetery F. 64

PORTER

William George

Stoker 1st Class K/17685/PO, H.M.S. “Bulwark”, Royal Navy. Lost when the Battleship blew up off Sheerness 26th November 1914. Aged 20. Son of Geoge & Elizabeth Porter of Old House. Washington. Native of Thakeham. Commemorated on The Portsmouth Royal Naval Memorial, Southsea. MR. 3.

1939-1945

BAKER

George Edward

Leading Stoker P/KX/67015, HMS. “Hood”, Royal Navy. Lost with the Battlecruiser in action with the Bismark in the Denmark Strait 24th May 1941. Aged 38. Son of James & Sisselly J. Baker. Husband of Mrs Mary Anne Baker of Storrington. Commemorated on The Portsmouth Royal Naval Memorial, Southsea. MR. 3.

BARNETT

George Frederick

Lance Corporal 6399136, 1st Battalion, Highland Light Infantry (City of Glasgow Regiment. Killed in action in the Reichswald Forest, Germany 5th April 1945. Aged 32. Son of James David & Minnie Pike of Thakeham. Husband of Mrs Hilda Barnett. Buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Germany

BARNETT

Moses

Private 6399659, 4th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Lost at Dunkirk sometime between 10/31st May 1940. Aged 19. Buried in Dunkirk Town Cemetery.

COSHAM

Graham Ronald

Leading Stoker P/KX/107238, H.M.S. “Arrow”, Royal Navy. Died 4th August 1943. Commemorated on The Portsmouth Royal Naval Memorial, Southsea. MR. 3.

FUNNELL

Hilda

W.R.A.A.F. No further information currently available. Not included in CWGC Records.

FURLONGER

Leslie Thomas

Private 5506068, 1st Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action in Normandy 14th June 1944. Son of Thomas & Emily Furlonger. Husband of Mrs E. A. Furlonger of Thakeham. Buried in Bayeux War Cemetery.

MASKELL

Harold

Hampshire Regiment. No further information currently available

OGG

Edward Cumming

Sergeant 6399704, 4th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Died at home 22nd May 1940. Aged 21. Son of Alexander James & Rose Annie Ogg of Storrington. Buried in St. Mary’s Churchyard, Thakeham.

PIKE

Willam Ernest

Private 6400751, 2nd Battalion, Royal Berkshire Regiment. Killed in action in Burma 18th January 1945. Aged 24. Son of James David & Minnie Pike of Thakeham. Commemorated on The Rangoon Memorial, Burma

QUIN

Alfred John

Flying Officer 162262, No 40 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Killed in action in Italy 7th September 1944. Aged 20. Son of Alfred Elliott Quin & Valentina Alexievna Quim. Buried in Bologna War Cemetery, Italy

SAUNDERS

Daniel Henry

Bombardier 886287, 1st Field Regiment, Royal Artillery Died in Algeria 21st February 1944. Aged 25. Son of Charles Albert & Elizabeth Suanders of Warminghurst Buried in Bone War Cemetery, Annaba, Algeria.

SLAUGHTER

John

Sergeant 1850953, 15 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Killed in action 30th January 1945. Aged 20. Son of Mr & Mrs W. H. Slaughter of Thakeham Commemorated on The Malta Memorial.

Last updated 7 March, 2006

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