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WEST CHILTINGTON WAR MEMORIAL

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Compiled and copyright © Chris Comber 2004

The West Chiltington War Memorial has 23 names recorded on it; the Memorial can be found in St. Mary's Parish Church. There are 2 men buried in the Churchyard neither of them are recorded on the Parish Church War Memorial

1914-1918

AYLING

Norman

Private SD/5027 13th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action on the Rue de Bois 30th June 1916. Aged 22. Son of Alfred and Naomi Ayling of West Chiltington. Born in Pulborough and enlisted in Worthing. Commemorated on The Loos Memorial MR. 19

BOOTH

John Lionel Calvert

Lieutenant 12th Battalion, Australian Infantry, Austalian and New Zealand Army Corps. Gallipoli. Killed in action 1st May 1915. Commemorated on The Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli MR.6

BROOKES

J

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CALDECOTT

John Leslie

Lieutenant, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died in Nyasaland 9th September 1914. Aged 28 Son of The Rev. Andrew Caldecott M.A. and Isabel Mary Caldecott of West Chiltington Rectory. ADC to the Governor of Nyasaland. Buried in Karonga War Cemetery Nyasaland (Malawi), Africa.

DUKE

Alfred William

Private G/8384, 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action at Ovillers 7th July 1916. Born in Amberley and enlisted in Petworth Buried in Serre Road Cemetery No 2 F.1890

FRANCIS

John Henry

Private SD/5053, 11th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action at Third Ypres 31st July 1917. Born in Thakeham and enlisted in Worthing. Next of kin, West Chiltington. Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium MR.29

GUMBRELL

Ernest Edwin

Private 37370, 2ndBattalion, The Suffolk Regiment. 3rd Division. Died of wounds 22nd April 1918. Age 20. Son of William and Frances Gumbrell of West Chiltington. Born in West Chiltington and enlisted in Worthing. Formerly SD/4895 Royal Sussex Regiment. Buried in Pernes British Cemetery F.10

HARDS

Richard William

Private TF/241896, 8th Battalion, The Leicestershire Regiment. 6th Division. Killed in action 1st October 1917. Age 33. Brother of James Hards of 2, Daux Road, Billingshurst. Born in Billingshurst and enlisted in Horsham. Resident of kin West Chiltington. Commemorated on The Tyne Cot Memorial Belgium MR.30

HARLEY

C

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HAWKINS

Charles

Private 9801, 1st Battalion, Coldstream Guards. The Guards Division. Killed in action at Flers-Coucelette 15th September 1916. Born in Greatham, and enlisted in Chichester. Next of kin, West Chiltington. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial MR.21

HUMPHREY

H

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LAKER

Ernest

Private 67313, 2/2ndBattalion, The London Regiment. 58th London Division. Died 2nd September 1918. Born in West Chiltington and enlisted in London. Next of kin, Croydon. Formerly with the 13th A.P.C. Buried in Valenciennes (St.Roch) Communal Cemetery. F.1142

MUSTCHIN

Joseph

Lance Corporal L/8847, 2ndBattalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Killed in action 7th October 1914. Born in Steyning. Regular Soldier. Enlisted in Brighton. Resident of Hove. Included on Hove War Memorial. Buried in Vendresse British Cemetery F.1329

NEWLAND

L

possibly Leonard NEWLAND, Rifleman 331140 1/8th Battalion, The Hampshire Regiment. 54th Division. Killed in action in Palestine 19th April 1917. Aged 24. Son of Frederick and Kate Newland of 71, Church Road, Landport, Portsmouth. Commemorated on The Jerusalem Memorial, Palestine. MR.34. (Possibility only. Connection with West Chiltington not established)

NEWNHAM

George Vincent

Private G/9650 2ndBattalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Killed in action 27. 9.16. Son of Henry and Esther Newnham of Broadford Bridge, West Chiltington. Born in Bury, West Sussex and enlisted in Horsham Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial MR.21

NEWNHAM

William

Private SD/4230, 13th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division Killed in action 3rd August 1917. Aged 28. Son of Henry and Esther Newnham of Broadford Bridge. Born in Bury West Sussex and enlisted in Horsham. Buried in Dozinghem Military Cemetery Belgium B.16.

NORMAN

Sidney George

Private 50719, 15th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. 32nd Division. Died of wounds 20th April 1918. Aged 19. Son of Chales Richard and Lucy Ellen Norman of East Grinstead. Enlisted in Horsham. Formerly with the Suffolk Regiment. Buried in Doullens Comunal Cemetery Extension No.1. F.62

PARSONS

Charles

Private 54972, 15th Battalion, Welsh Regiment. 38th Welsh Division. Killed in action 1st August 1917. Aged 30. Son of George and Anne Parsons of Gate Cottage, Thakeham. Born in Henfield and enlisted in Worthing. Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium MR.29.

PIERCE

Charles William

[CWGC spelling is PEIRCE] Private G/42597, 11th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action at Arras 14th May 1917. Born in West Chiltington and enlisted in Chichester. Commemorated on The Arras Memorial MR.20

READ

L

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SAVAGE

Charles Robert

Lance Corporal G/5114, 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action at Arras 3rd May 1917. Born in Langton Matravers, Dorset and enlisted in Horsham. Included on Roffey Parish Church War Memorial, Horsham. Commemorated on The Arras Memorial MR.20

SHORT

Reginald

Private L/10512, 2ndBattalion, Royal Sussex Regiment 1st Division. Killed in action at Loos 25th September 1915. Aged 17. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Short of West Chiltington. Born in West Chiltington and enlisted in Chichester. Buried in Dud Corner Cemetery F.219

STEMP

Frederick Albert

Lance Corporal L/8472, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Killed in action 30th June 1916. Aged 32. Son of George and Charity Stemp of Jordans Cottage, Nutbourne. Born in Redhill, Surrey and enlisted in Arundel. Included on The Parish Memorial at Cold Waltham. Commemorated on The Arras Memorial MR.20

TWO BURIALS IN THE CHURCHYARD
Not on War Memorial

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 and Mrs E. H. Goode of "The Grove" Thakeham. Returned from Canada to enlist Discharged in June 1918. Included on the Parish Memorial at Thakeham. Not included in SDGW Part 40. Buried in St. Mary's Churchyard, West Chiltington.

WEST

S

Driver 136778, 68th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died at home after the War on the 30th August 1919. Buried in St. Mary's Churchyard, West Chiltington.

27 August 2004

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