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WEST WITTERING WAR MEMORIAL

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Compiled and copyright © Transcribed & Researched Chris Comber 2004

The West Wittering War Memorial for 1914-18 is in the Parish Church of St. Peter and St. Paul Stone; it takes the form of a tablet within the church bearing 19 Surnames and Christian names plus year of their death.

1914-1919

CATE

Francis John

Private SD/1768, 7th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action at Arras 9th April 1917. Born in West Wittering and enlisted in Chichester. Commemorated on The Arras Memorial Mr.20

CHANDLER

James William

Private G/1750, 8th Pioneer Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 18th Division. Died of wounds 25th August 1915. Age 21. Son of James and Sarah Chandler of West Wittering. Born in West Wittering and enlisted in Chichester. Buried in Mericourt L’Abbe Communal Cemetery Extension F. 207

CHAPPELL

Edwin Francis

Second Lieutenant, No 3 Field Squadron, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 3rd February 1916. Buried in Vermelles British Cemetery F.423

COMBES

Harry

Able Seaman J/28776, H.M.S. “Vernon”, Royal Navy. Died at home 9th December 1918. Aged 22. Son of Harry and Sarah Combs of Lamb Cottage, West Wittering. Buried in St. Peter and St. Paul Churchyard, West Wittering.

FRYER

Harry Charles

Private 456115, 1/1st Welsh Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died in Palestine 8th January 1919. Aged 38. Son of Charles Henry and Annie Fryer of Woodbine Cottage, West Wittering. Buried in Deir El Belah War Cemetery, Palestine.

GILL, MC

Kenneth Carlyle

Captain, No. 22 Squadron, Royal Air Force. (Bristol Fighters) Formerly 1st Battalion, The Cambridgeshire Regiment. Stationed at Verte Galand near Amiens. Died of wounds 22nd October 1918. Aged 28. Son of The Rev and Mrs A. T. Gill of The Vicarage, West Wittering. Husband of Mrs L. G. Gill of Mickleham, Dorking, Surrey. Educated at St. Catharines College, Cambridge. Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.). Buried in Fillievres British Cemetery.

HANDLEY

Thomas Stephen

Private 51925, 10th Battalion, The Cheshire Regiment. 25th Division. Killed in action 16th April 1918. Born in West Wittering and enlisted in Chichester. Next of kin West Wittering. Commemorated on The Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium Mr.30

KELLER

Francis Frederick

Lieutenant, 2/6th Battalion, The London Regiment (City of London Rifles). 58th London Division. Killed in action at Arras 22nd May 1917. Aged 28. Son of Frederick Charles and Bertha Keller of “Seabreeze”, West Wittering. B.A. Oxon. Formerly with the Artist’s Rifles. Commemorated on The Arras Memorial Mr. 20

KEWELL

Charles Henry

Corporal SD/2207, 12th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action. 21st October 1916. Aged 36. Son of Richard and Anne Kewell of West Wittering. Born in West Wittering and enlisted in Bexhill on Sea. Included on Eastbourne War Memorial Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial Mr.21

KEWELL

Herbert John

Ships Cook 347643/PO, H.M.S. “Queen Mary, Royal Navy. Lost when the Battlecruiser blew up during the Battle of Jutland 31st May 1916. Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial MR.3.

KEWELL

Albert John

Private G/14369, 12th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action at St Julien, Ypres 31st July 1917. Aged 18. Son of Mr and Mrs Kewell of West Wittering. Born in West Wittering and enlisted in Chichester. Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium MR.30

KEWELL

Walter

Corporal G/1752, 7th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action 4th February 1918. Aged 32. Son of Richard and Ann Kewell of West Wittering. Born in West Wittering and enlisted in Chichester. Buried in Croix de Bac British Cemetery, Steenwerck F. 1092

MARTIN

Robert Ambrose Jesse

Sergeant S/20568 Royal Army Service Corps. Base Supply Depot. Died in military hospital at Le Havre 10th December 1918. Aged 33. Son of Frederick and Rhoda Maria Martin of Alton Hampshire. Husband of Mrs Nellie Martin of The Cottages, West Wittering. Buried in St. Marie Cemetery, Le Havre F. 85.

RAMSEY

Lawrence Fairbrother

1919 No further information currently available – not found on either CWGC or SDGW

ROLFE

Phillip

Captain, Royal Army Service Corps attached to the 7th Battalion, The Norfolk Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action 24th August 1918. Aged 27. Son of The Rev George Wilkinson and Mrs Edith Rolfe of 4, Admiralty Row, East Wittering. Born at Swanton Novers, Norfolk. B.A. Fitzwilliam Hall Cambridge. Formerly with the Royal Fusiliers. Buried in Meaulte Military Cemetery. F. 370

ROUSELL

Charles Arthur

Private 45932, 2nd Battalion, The Suffolk Regiment. 3rd Division. Died of wounds 15th June 1918. Age 20. Son of Frank Albert and Annie Rousell of Malthouse, West Wittering. Born in West Wittering and enlisted in Chichester. Buried in Pernes British Cemetery. F. 10

ROUSELL

Edward James

Rifleman R/50010, 16th Battalion, The Kings Royal Rifle Corps. 33rd Division. Killed in action 12th October 1918. Age 19. Son of Frank Albert and Annie Rousell of Malthouse, West Wittering. Enlisted in Chichester. Buried in Montay-Neuvilly Road Cemetery, Montay.F.230

SAIGEMAN

Jack

Able Seaman SS/1717/PO, H.M.S. ‘Good Hope’, Royal Navy. Lost with the Armoured Cruiser at the Battle of Coronel Islands off the Chilean Coast 1st November 1914. Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial MR.3.

STAKER

George Henry

Gunner 17829, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action. 8th May 1918. Aged 24. Son of Mr.Staker and Mrs Annie Staker of “Fernside” West Wittering. Born in Chichester and enlisted in Hilsea, Hampshire. Buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery Belgium B.11

24 August 2004

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