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WEST STOKE WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Chris Comber 2006

St Andrews Parish Church, West Stoke, IS A Beautiful remote ancient church north of Chichester, with Saxon tower, near to Kingley Vale, with fabulous views. The memorial contains eight surnames with christian names plus units for the men of the First World War that died. There is one burial in St. Andrews Churchyard and this man is not recorded on the Memorial

Tillington All Hallows church
Photographs Copyright © Chris Comber 2006

1914 1918

IN GRATEFUL & PROUD MEMORY
OF THESE OUR BRETHREN
WHO DIED FOR THEIR COUNTRY
AND IN DEFENCE OF FREEDOM
TRUTH AND JUSTICE

ALDER

George

Private TF 2083, 1/4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 53rd Division. Died of wounds at Suvla Bay 29th August 1915. Aged 23. Son of William & Mary Alder of 2, Buckingham Road, Holmwood, Surrey. Born in North Mundham and enlisted in Worthing. Included on Findon Parish Church War Memorial. Buried in Hill 10 Cemetery, Suvla, Gallipoli, Turkey

BINGHAM

William Bernard

Airman 2nd Class 27088, The Royal Flying Corps. Died 5th July 1916. Aged 32. Son of John & Alice Bingham Husband of Charlotte Jean Bingham of 2, St Mary's Cottage, Hayes, Kent. Born at West Stoke. Buried in St Andrews Churchyard, West Stoke

CLUER, MM

Jessie Moore

Bombardier 14865, 'D' Battery, 70th Brigade, The Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action near Arras 13th April 1917. Aged 24. Son of George (Coachman)and Mary Cluer of Binderton Husband of Ellen May Cluer (remarried) later of Bramber. Born in Chichester and enlisted in Lewes. Commemorated on The Arras Memorial

CREES

Frederick Albert

Sergeant S/4435, 13th Battalion, The Rifle Brigade. 37th Division. Killed in action at Arras 28th April 1917. Aged 26. Son of Mr & Mrs William Crees of West Stoke. Born in Overton Hampshire and enlisted in Hackney Resident of Walthamstow, Essex. Commemorated on The Arras Memorial

CREES

William

Lance Corporal S/6362, 12th Battalion, The Rifle Brigade. 37th Division. Killed in action near Ypres 12th February 1916. Aged 36. Son of Mr & Mrs William Crees of West Stoke Husband of Louise Crees of 1, Mimosa Cottages, Vale Road, Claygate, Surrey. Born in Overton Hampshire and enlisted in Kingston on Thames. Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial Ypres, Belgium

HEDGECOCK

Archibald Arthur

Private TF/3074, 2/4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. Serving with the 2/6th Royal Warwickshire Regiment when he died of wounds in France 30th June 1916. Aged 19. Son of Arthur & Charlotte Hedgecock of West Stoke. Born in West Stoke and enlisted in Chichester. Buried in Rue de Bacquerot No 1 Cemetery, Laventie

LUCKIN

Albert

Rifleman A/909, 9th Battalion, The Kings Royal Rifle Corps. 20th Light Division. Killed in action on the Somme 24th August 1916. Aged 23. Son of Robert & Sarah Luckin of Funtington. Born in West Stoke and enlisted in Winchester. Buried in Delville Wood Cemetery, Longueval

PRATT

William George

Private G/4908, 7th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action near Monchy 3rd May 1917. Aged 34. Husband of Mrs Harriett Pratt of East Ashling. Born in East Meon, Hampshire and enlisted in Chichester. Included on the East Lavant Parish Church Memorial. Commemorated on The Arras Memorial

BURIED IN ST ANDREWS CHURCHYARD

De BATHE

Henry Michael

Lieutenant, 56th Training Depot, Royal Air Force. Killed while flying 4th November 1918. Aged 29. Son of Mr Henry Percival De Bathe & Grace De Bathe of 85, Eccleston Square, Westminster, London. Enlisted in the 5th Australian Light Horse in November 1914. Gazetted to the 9th Sherwood Foresters, February 1916. Buried in St Andrews Churchyard West Stoke

Sons of West Stoke let this of you be said.
That you who live are worthy of your dead.
These gave thier lives that you who live may reap
A richer harvest ere you fall asleep.

Last updated 10 August, 2006

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