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WEST DEAN (WEST SUSSEX) WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Transcribed & Researched Chris Comber 2004

The West Dean (West Sussex - Note: There is also a West Dean in East Sussex.) (St.Andrews) Parish Church War Memorial for 1914-1918 is situated in the grounds of West Dean Place and is close to Chichester. Public access usually is good. There are 26 surnames with christian names listed on the memorial.

Photographs Copyright © Chris Comber 2006

1914-1918

BLUNDEN

Edward L

Driver 61803, 17th Battery, 3rd Reserve Brigade, The Royal Field Artillery. Died at home 17th February 1915. Aged 23. Son of Mr and Mrs George William Blunden of 45, Crows Hall, Lavant. Buried in West Dean Cemetery.

BOXALL

Alfred

Private 9857, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Berkshire Regiment. 8th Division. Killed in action at Neuve Chapelle 15th March 1915. Aged 33. Son of George and Rose Boxall of West Dean. Born in West Dean and enlisted in Chichester. Served in The South African Campaign and India, Commemorated on The Le Touret Memorial MR.22.

BOXALL

Arthur Thomas

Private TF/280201, 1/4th Battalion, The Hampshire Regiment. 12th Indian Division. Mesopotamia. Died in Mesopotamia 23rd August 1916. Born in Stedham and enlisted in Petersfield. Buried in Bagdhad North Gate Cemetery. Iraq.

BOXALL

Frederick Henry

Private 75430, 1/4th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Died 12th August 1918. Aged 19. Son of Arthur and Charlotte Boxall of 84, The Warren West Dean. Born in Southwark, South London and enlisted in Chichester. Buried in Sissonne British Cemetery F.1755

BOXALL

Leonard Arthur

Private G/5542, 8th Battalion, East Kent Regiment. 24th Division. Died of wounds 28th March 1916. Aged 32. Son of James and Caroline Boxall of Colworth Cottage, West Dean. Born in West Dean and enlisted in Croydon. Buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery Belg. B.11

BOXALL

Sydney Charles

Private G/8597, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Killed in action near Cambrin 18th April 1918. Aged 22. Son of Arthur and Charlotte Boxall of 84, The Warren, West Dean. Born in West Dean and enlisted in Chichester. Buried in Woburn Abbey Cemetery, Cuinchy F. 721.

BOXALL

Walter Henry

Private G/11744, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Killed in action near Oost Dunkerke Bains on the Yser Canal 10th July 1917. Born in Harting and enlisted in Chichester. Commemorated on The Nieuport Memorial MR. 31

CHAFFER

Ernest Albert

Private L/10539, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Killed in action at Richebourg L’Avoue 9th May 1915. Aged 17. Son of Mr and Mrs Thomas Chaffer of Chilgrove. Born in Chilgrove and enlisted in Chichester. Commemorated on The Le Touret Memorial MR.22.

CHAFFER

William John

Private G.25342 7th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment. 18th Division. Killed in action near Arras 1st June 1917. Born in Marden, West Sussex and enlisted in Horsham. Next of kin Haslemere, Surrey. Commemorated on The Arras Memorial Mr.20

CHASE

David

No further information currently available

CROFT

Ernest Frank

Private L/10404, 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action at Ovillers on the Somme 7th July 1916. Aged 22. Son of Frank and Caroline Croft of 6, Dukes Cottages, Tangmere. Born in Westbourne and enlisted in Chichester. Included on Tangmere Parish Church War Memorial. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial MR.21.

DAVIES

Richard Phillps

Corporal 2980, 1/9th Battalion, London Regiment (Queen Victoria’s Rifles). 5th Division. Died of wounds at home 16th January 1915. Aged 45. Son of Mr and Mrs Robert Cradock Davies of Lavant. Enlisted in London. Served as Squadron Sgt. Major with the Imperial Yeomanry in the South African War 1899/1902 Included on Littlehampton War Memorial. Buried in Wandsworth (Earlsfield) Cemetery.

JOHNSON

Frederick

Private G/12174, 8th Battalion, East Kent Regiment. 24th Division. Died of wounds 25th June 1917. Aged 41. Born in Uckfield and enlisted in Chichester. Next of kin, West Dean. Buried in Calais Southern Cemetery F.102

JUPP

Albert Edward

Private TF/229702, 1st Battalion, London Regiment (The Royal Fusiliers). Died of wounds 27th November 1917. Aged 21. Son of William and Louisa Jupp of West Dean. Husband of Mrs Ada Florence Jupp of Sparr Farm, Wisborough Green. Born in Chichester and enlisted in Brighton. Formerly the 6th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Buried in Vormezeele Enclosures No 1 and 2, Belgium.

KNIGHT

Frederick

Lance Corporal 10252, 4th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. 29th Division. Killed in action on Gallipoli 4th June 1915. Aged 27. Son of Mr and Mrs James Knight of Lower Coleworth, West Dean. Born in Warnford, Hampshire and enlisted in Aldershot. Commemorated on The Helles Memorial Gallipoli. MR.4.

MARSH

Edward

Private L/10575, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Killed in action at Richebourg L’Avoue 9th May 1915. Born in Winchester and enlisted in Chichester. Commemorated on The Le Touret Memorial MR. 22.

NEWMAN

Albert George

Private PW/6726, 23rd Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. 41st Division. Died of wounds 10th August 1917. Aged 37. Son of George and Emma Newman of West Dean. Husband of Mrs Helena Rosina Newman of 97, West Dean.Born in West Dean and enlisted in Chichester. Buried in Godewaersvelde British Cemetery F.139

NUNN.

James Edwin

Corporal 8914, ‘B’ Battery 72nd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 23rd September 1917. Aged 27 Son of Henry and Hannah Nunn of Eye, Suffolk. Born in Norwich and enlisted in Chichester. Buried in Coxyde Military Cemetery, Belgium B.24

PEARCE

Charles

No further information currently available

POLLARD

Edward

Private 27711, 26th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. 41st Division. Died of wounds in base hospital at Etaples 16th May 1918. Aged 21. Son of Anthony and Emma Rose Pollard of 4, West Dean. Born in West Dean and enlisted in Chichester. Buried in Etaples Military Cemetery F. 40

PRATT

Herbert Ernest

Driver 88515, 15th Brigade Ammunition Column, Royal Field Artillery. Died in Egypt 19th September 1915. Aged 25. Son of Joseph and Mary Pratt of 5, West Dean. Born in Chichester and enlisted in Guildford, Surrey. Buried in Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt.

SOMMERVILLE, MC

William Henry Lionel

Lieutenant, Royal Army Ordnance Corps. 55th O.A.S. Died 3rd December 1918. Aged 36. Son of Alexander Annandale and Emmaline Sommerville J.P. of Taunton, Somerset. Husband of Mary S. Sommerville pf Bournemouth Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.). Buried in Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille F.34

STICKLAND

Harold Frank

Lance Corporal 18381, 2nd Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. 29th Division. Died of wounds 9th August 1916. Aged 20. Son of Jesse and Amy Stickland of Sparr Farm, Wisborough Green. Born in Woolsbridge, Hampshire and enlisted in Chichester. Buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery. Belgium B.11

WHITMARSH

James

Bombardier 17133, 115th Heavy Battery. The Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 1st Novewmber 1917. Aged 36. Husband of Mrs Emily Ellen Whitmarsh of “Whitelands” West Dean. Born in Romsey, Hampshire and enlisted in Woolwich. Buried in Minty Farm Cemetery, Belgium B. 64

WALKER

Alfred

No further information currently available

WESTBROOK

Frederick Harry

Private 26918, 1/4th Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. 14th Indian Division. Mesopotamia. Died in Mesopotamia 25th October 1918. Aged 33. Son of Thomas and Louisa Westbrook. Born in Fareham, Hants and enlisted in Southampton. Buried in Baghdad North Gate War Cemetery, Iraq.

Last updated: 11 January, 2006

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