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WEST CHILTINGTON WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Chris Comber 2004
World War 2 - Martin Edwards 2020

The West Chiltington War Memorial has 32 names recorded on it, 23 for World War 1 and 9 for World War 2; the Memorial can be found in St. Mary's Parish Church, Church Street, West Chiltington. The memorial takes the form of a nowy headed stone tablet with additional section added to the base for the WW2 names. At the top a cross surrounded by a wreath has been carved in relief with the names below in black lettering. There are 2 men buried in the Churchyard neither of them are recorded on the Parish Church War Memorial

1914—1918
IN MEMORY OF

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

No further information currently

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

either Leonard NEWLAND, Rifleman 331140 1/8th Battalion, The Hampshire Regiment. 54th Division. Killed in action in Palestine 19th April 1917. Aged 24. Born and enlisted Portsmouth. Son of Frederick and Kate Newland of 71, Church Road, Landport, Portsmouth. Commemorated on The Jerusalem Memorial, Palestine. MR.34.

or Leonard NEWLAND, Gunner 128813, 222nd Siege Bty., Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 22 March 1918. Born and resident Curdridge, Hants., enlisted Hilsea, Hants. No known grave. Commemorated on Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France. Panel 10.

(both are possibilities only. Connection with West Chiltington not established)

In the 1891 census Leonard Newland was aged 4, born Surrey, son of Henry and Phoebe Newland, resident House Cart, West Chiltington Common, West Chiltington, Thakeham, Sussex. In the 1901 census he was aged 16, born West Chitlington, Sussex, a Hawker by trade, son of Henry and Phoebe Newland, resident Chiltington Common, West Chiltington, Thakeham, Sussex.

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/42587, 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

THE LORD HATH WROUGHT GREAT GLORY BY THEM.....
.....AND THEIR GLORY SHALL NOT BE BLOTTED OUT

1939—1945

COMBER

J

No further information currently available

FUNNELL

W

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HAMPTON

Frederick Charles

Pilot Officer 54695, 73 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 14 July 1944. Aged 24. Son of Frederick Charles and Kate Hampton, of West Chiltington, Sussex. No known grave. Commemorated on MALTA MEMORIAL, Malta. Panel 13, Column 2.

Extract from England & Wales Government Probate Death Index 1945:

HAMPTON Frederick Charles of North View West Chilton Common Pulborough Sussex died 14 July 1944 on war service Administration Lewes 24 September to Frederick Charles Hampton chauffeur. Effects £397 10s. 1d.

JOHNSON

F W P

No further information currently available

KEMPSTER

A

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LONGDON

John Wilfred

Private 5506092, 1st Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action in North West Euope 6 June 1944. Aged 24. Born and resident Leicestershire. Son of Wilfred and Kathleen Longdon; husband of Margaret Elsie (nee Crabb) Longdon, of West Chiltington, Pulborough, Sussex, married July to September Quarter 1940 in Chanctonbury Registration District, Sussex. Buried in BANNEVILLE-LA-CAMPAGNE WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Plot XIV. Row E. Grave 13.

MUSTCHIN

John Frederick

Sergeant 578264, 115 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 13 June 1943. Aged 19. Son of Mrs. E. Mustchin, of Worthing, Sussex. In the 1939 Register he was born 19 October 1924, unmarried, at school, son of Elizabeth Mustchin (a widow), resident Fairholme, West Chiltington, West Chiltington Common, Chanctonbury R.D., Sussex. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 160.

NEWMAN

George Wiliam

Sapper 2008672, 564 Army Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died 23 September 1940. Aged 24. Born London, E.C., resident Brighton. Son of George Alfred and Ada Newman; husband of Gladys Dorothy Newman, of Robertsbridge. In the 1939 Register he was born 21 MAy 1916, a Hotel Waiter, married to Gladys D Newman, resident Palmers Cottage, West Chitlington, West Chiltington, Chanctonbury R.D., Sussex. Buried in WEST CHILTINGTON (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD, Sussex.

YOUNG

George Henry

Company Quartermaster Serjeant 735384, 47th Division Signals, Royal Corps of Signals. Died on service 16 June 1944. Aged 39. Born Isle of Wight, resident Hampshire. Son of Maurice and Emma Young; husband of Winifred Beatrice Rose Young, of Broadford Bridge. In the 1911 census he was aged 6, born Ventnor, Isle of Wight, at school, son of Maurice and Ellen Young, resident 106, Albert Street, Ventnor, Isle of Wight. Buried in WEST CHILTINGTON (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD, Sussex.

THREE 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 WEST CHILTINGTON (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD, Sussex.

WEST

S

Driver 136778, 68th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died at home after the War on the 30th August 1919. Buried in WEST CHILTINGTON (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD, Sussex.

BALFOUR

Ronald Egerton

Lieutenant-Commander, H.M.S. President, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Died 17 April 1941. Buried in WEST CHILTINGTON (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD, Sussex.

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