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WEST ITCHENOR WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Chris Comber 2007

West Itchenor is a village on the southern edge of Chichester Harbour. The war memorial can be found in the churchyard of St Nicholas church, overlooking the lane. It takes the form of a stone wheel cross with a four-stepped stone base which bears the inscription and names with an additional stone at the base which forms the World War 2 memorial. There are 6 surnames with one christian name for World War 1 and 12 names with units for World War 2.

Photographs Copyright © Chris Comber 2007

IN
EVER LOVING AND
GRATEFUL MEMORY OF
THE MEN OF THIS
PARISH WHO GAVE
THEIR LIVES IN
THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918

CURTIES

Dudley Thomas Lees
Lieutenant 2nd Battalion, Honourable Artillery Company 7th Division, Italy Died in Genoa 24 October 1918. Buried in Staglieno Cemetery, Genoa, Italy.

LINDSEY-PARKER

Francis
Private, S/15590 1st (Garrison) Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders, Salonika. Died in Greece 25 September 1917. Aged 37. Son of Mr & Mrs Hayes Parker. Husband of Alice Maude Parker of 91, Woodstock Road, Oxford Born in Barnsley, Yorkshire and enlisted in Portsmouth. Buried in Lahana Military Cemetery, Greece.

MASON

Douglas Howard
Second Lieutenant, 13th Battalion, Essex Regiment. 2nd Division. Killed in action at Arras 28 April 1917. Aged 21. Son of Mr W.H.O. Mason and Mrs Hannah Mason of "Sunnyside," Itchenor. Commemorated on The Arras Memorial.

ROBINSON

Cyril
Private 3514351, 2nd Battalion, Manchester Regiment, Mesopotamia. Died in Mesopotamia 24 July 1920. Aged 22. Son of Edward & Anne Robinson of "The Firs" Itchen Gate, Itchenor. Commemorated on The Basra Memorial Iraq.

ROBINSON

Frank
Gunner 80000, "O" Battery, 5th Brigade, Royal Horse Artillery. Died of wounds near Ypres 18 August 1917. Aged 22. Son of Edward & Anne Robinson of "The Firs" Itchenor Gate, Itchenor. Born in West Wittering and enlisted in Portsmouth. Buried in Bleuet Farm Cemetery, Belgium. See also Birdham Primary School

WILKINSON

Charles Edwin Garnett
Sergeant STK/1226, 10th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. 12th Division. Died of wounds in base hospital at Boulogne 1 August 16. Born in Westbury, Thornton Heath and enlisted in Colchester. Next of kin residents of Thornton Heath. Buried in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery.
1939-1945

ALLISON

James Melville Murray
Sub Lieutenant, HMS "Glengyle" (Landing Ship), Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Killed in action during the Dieppe Raid 19 August 1942. Aged 24. Son of James Murray & Elsie Allison of Itchenor. Buried in Adagem Canadian War Cemetery.

ALLISON

W R G K
No further information currently available

DENT

Percy
Seaman, H.M. Trawler "Rubens", Royal Naval Patrol Service. Lost when the Armed Trawler was sunk by aircraft in the Western Approaches, 13 February 1941. CWGC give date of death as 21 February 1941 Son of William Charles & Fanny Laurie Dent of West Wittering. Aged 23. Commemorated on The Lowestoft Naval Memorial.

EBEL, GM

Mark Vincent
Lieutenant, H.M. Submarine "Vandal" (P 64), Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Lost on the 24 February 1943 when the submarine sank accidentally on exercise in the River Clyde. Awared the George Medal (G.M.). Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea.

GOLDSMITH

George Edward
Pilot Officer, Royal Air Force. Died at home 8 November 1940. Aged 24. Son of David & Charlotte Elizabeth Goldsmith of Wandsworth, South London. Connection with Itchenor unknown. Buried in Wandsworth (Earlsfield) Cemetery.

HARKER

John
Lieutenant, Royal Artillery attached to the 301st Field Regiment, East African Artillery. Lost when the transport "Khedive Ismail" was torpedoed by the Japanese Submarine I-27 in the Indian Ocean 12 February 1944. Aged 29. Son of Philip & Barbara Harker of Itchenor Husband of Mrs Daphne Harker of Hampstead. Commemorated on The East Africa Memorial, Kenya.

HARKER

Christopher
Lieutenant, York & Lancasters seconded to Durham Light Infantry. Killed in action in Italy 10 October 1944. Aged 24. Son of Phillip & Barbara Harker of Itchenor. Buried in Coriano Ridge War Cemetery, Italy.

HOUGHTON

Derek Gordon
Sapper, 263rd Field Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action during the retreat to Dunkirk 18 May 1940. Aged 21. Son of Gordon and Mildred Houghton of Putney West London. Buried in Abbeville Communal Cemetery.

MACCOY

Brian Campbell
Sub Lieutenant, HMS "Mahratta", Royal Navy Royal Naval Reserve. Lost when the destroyer was torpedoed by U-990 whilst escorting Convoy JW-57 in the Barents Sea 25 February 1944. Only 16 survivors out of a crew of 236 Son of Harold & Grace Maccoy of Itchenor. Aged 19. Commemorated on The Plymouth Naval Memorial.

SHEARMAN

Philip Montague
Captain, Royal Army Service Corps. Died in Germany after hostilities 11 January 1946. Aged 26. Son of John & Ludmilla Isabelle Shearman of Itchenor. Husband of Rachael Monica Sgearman of Leatherhead, Surrey. Buried in Hamburg Cemetery, West Germany.

TROW

Frank Edwin
Ordinary Signalman, HMS "Calypso", Royal Navy. Lost when the Light Cruiser was torpedoed by the Italian Submarine "Bagnolini" South of Crete 12 June 1940 One of 39 crew members missing. Son of Thomas & Ivy Trow of Itchenor. Aged 18. Commemorated on The Plymouth Naval Memorial.

WALLACE, DSC

Bruce Martin Tiffany
Lieutenant, HMS. "Unicity", Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Lost when the armed Drifter capsized and sank on minesweeping duties off Blythe 31 January 1942. Aged 29. Awarded the Distinguished Service Cross (D.S.C.). Commemorated in Newcastle upon Tyne (West Road) Crematorium.

Last updated 6 December, 2016

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