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WISBOROUGH GREEN WAR MEMORIAL

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

The Wisborough Green Parish Church War Memorial for 1914-18 is in the form of a brass plate in the Church of St.Peter ad Vincula and contains 21 names listed by rank surname and initials. The names are repeated on the memorial cross on the village green alongside the A272. The names recorded below have been sorted into alphabetical order. There is one burial in the Churchyard that is not recorded on war memorial in the Church. There are 10 names listed with initial for World War 2.

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1914-1918

ADSETT

Ernest

Private G/4287, 8th Pioneer Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 18th Division. Killed in action at Bernafay Wood near Montauban 14th July 1916. Born in Stopham and enlisted in Petworth. Included on Fittleworth Parish Church War Memorial. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial MR 21

BALCHIN

Frank

Private DM2/155079, Mechanical Transport No 35 Aux Petrol Company, Royal Army Service Corps. Died in base hospital at Rouen 4th November 1918. Born in Wisborough Green and enlisted in Petworth. Next of kin Billingshurst. Buried in St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen F 146

CHAMPION

Leonard Temple

Private M2/149643, 1024 Motor Transport Company, Royal Army Service Corps. Died in Persia 5 8 18 Born in Horsham and enlisted in London Residence Wisborough Green. Buried in Tehran War Cemetery, Persia (Iran).

CHEESMAN

J

No further information currently available

COVEY

Percy

Private G/1339, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Died of wounds in hospital in Dover 22nd February 1915. Aged 24. Son of Harvey and Jane Covey of Wisborough Green. Born in Wisborough Green and enlisted in Haywards Heath. Included on Northchapel and Staplefield War Memorials. Buried in St James Cemetery Dover ,Kent

CRAWFORD

Victor Thomas

Lance Corporal TF/241277, 1/5th Cinque Ports Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 48th Division. . Killed in action 25th April 1917. Aged 20. Son of Felix and Ethel Crawford of ‘The School House” Wisborough Green, later of Frimley Green, Surrey. Born in Wisborough Green and enlisted in Brighton. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial MR,21

DENYER

Albert Edward

Private G/17610, 6th Battalion, The Royal West Kent Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action at Arras 3rd May 1917. Aged 24. Son of Mr. Denyer and Mrs. Dinah Denyer of ‘Amblehurst’, Wisborough Green. Formerly with the Royal West Surrey Regiment. Born in Alfold, Surrey and enlisted in S E Lambeth. Commemorated on The Arras Memorial MR 20

DENYER

Charlie Green

Rifleman O/71 11th Battalion, The Rifle Brigade. 37th Division. Killed in action 1st April 1918. Son of Mr. and Mrs. J H Denyer of 57, Park Terrace East, Horsham. Born in Petworth and enlisted in Horsham, formerly of Wisborough Green. Commemorated on The Pozieres Memorial Mr. 27

DURRANT

Alfred James

Private 28921, 6th Battalion, The Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 18th September 1918. Aged 31. Son of George and Ellen Durrant of Wisborough Green. Formerly with The Royal Sussex Regiment. Born in Wisborough Green and enlisted in Brighton. Buried in Trefcon British Cemetery, F 835

DURRANT

Harry

Private G/11359, 7th Battalion, The East Kent Regiment. 18th Division. Died 27th March 1917. Aged 36. Son of George and Ellan Durrant of Wisborough Green. Husband of Mrs. Eleanor Kate Durrant of 57, Mayfield Road, Seafield, Gosport. Born in Kirdford and enlisted in Midhurst. Buried in Caudry Old Communal Cemetery F 657

ENTICKNAP

John

Lance Corporal G/4539, 13tth Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Died of wounds in Belgium 14th March 1917. Son of Charles and Elizabeth Enticknapp of ‘Clarke’s’ Farm” Wisborough Green. Born in Kirdford and enlisted in Petworth. Included on Kirdford Parish Church War Memorial. Buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium B 11

HELME

Robert Bernard

Lieutenant, 1st Royal Dragoons. 3rd Cavalry Division. Killed in action 25th June 1917. Son of Robert Masterman Helme and Mrs. Ellen Helme of Lee Place, Wisborough Green Born in Pulborough. Buried in Villers-Faucon Communal Cemetery F 363

HELME

Guy Masterman

Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, The Coldstream Guards. The Guards Division. Died of wounds in military Hospital at Etaples 30th October 1917. Aged 19. Son of Robert Masterman and Ellen Helme of Lee Place, Wisborough Green Buried in Etaples Military Cemetery F 40

MAINPRICE

Ernest William Loxley

Fleet Paymaster, H.M.S. “Invincible”, Royal Navy, lost with the Battlecruiser at the Battle of Jutland 31st May 1916. Aged 36. Of The Vicarage, Wisborough Green. Born in Boxford, Suffolk. Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial Mr. 3

MAINPRICE

Bernard Paul

Clerk, H.M.S. “Bulwark”, Royal Navy, lost when the Battleship blew up off Sheerness 26th November 1914. Aged 19. Son of The Rev William and Catherine Mary Mainprice of The Vicarage, Wisborough Green. Born in Fulham. Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial MR 3

PENFOLD

Charles Henry

Private G/50270, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Fusiliers. 29th Division. Died of wounds 12th April 1918. Aged 22. Son of Henry and Emily Penfold of Wisborough Green. Husband of Mrs. Lucy Agnes Penfold of 17, The Drive, West Worthing. Born in Midhurst and enlisted in Horsham. Worthing WM and Heene Parish Church (Worthing) WM. Buried in La Kruel Military Cemetery, Hazebrouck F 25

PHILLIPS

George

Gunner 9072, ‘B’ Battery, 108th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 26 August 1918. Aged 32. Son of George and Mary Phillips of Catsprey, Chiddingfold, Surrey. Born in Godalming and enlisted in Guildford, Surrey. Buried in Flatiron Copse Cemetery, Mametz F 543

SMART

Alexander

Private G/2644, 8th (Pioneer) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 18th Division. Killed in action near Arras 13th May 1917. Aged 22. Son of Mr. and Mrs. George Smart of Wisborough Green. Born in Wisborough Green and enlisted in Chichester. Buried in St Martins Calvaire British Cemetery F 592

STEMP

Jesse

Private L/10113, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Killed in action at Richebourg L’Avoue 9th May 1915. Born in Wisborough Green and enlisted in Petworth. Next of kin Wisborough Green. Commemorated on The Le Touret Memorial MR 22

STENNING

Percy

Private TF/6170, 1/7th Battalion, The Middlesex Regiment. 56th London Division. Killed in action near Arras 3rd May 1917. Aged 20. Brother of Mr. A Stenning of ‘Devonia’ Bethersden, Ashford, Kent. Born in Wisborough Green and enlisted in Sevenoaks, Kent. Commemorated on The Arras Memorial MR 20

TUPPEN

Claude Christopher Selby

Wireless Operator, SS ”Reventazon (Manchester), Mercantile Marine. Lost when the ship was sunk by a submarine off Kassandra Point, Salonika Gulf 5th October 1918. Son of Claude Ernest Tuppen of “The Woodlands” Wisborough Green. Commemorated on The Tower Hill Memorial, London

Buried in the churchyard

LONGHURST

William

Private 4605, 3rd Battalion, The Royal West Kent Regiment. Died at home of tuberculosis 4th October 1919. Aged 27. Son of William and Olive Longhurst Husband of Mrs. Rose Longhurst of West Street, Corfe Castle, Dorset. Buried in St Peter ad Vincula Churchyard, Wisborough Green. Not on Memorial in the Church

1939-1945

CHIVERS Henry Thomas

Ordinary Coder C/JX 356808, H.M.S. Harvester, Royal Navy. Died 11th March 1943. Aged 19. Son of Henry T. and Rosetta G. Chivers, of Wisborough Green. Commemorated on Chatjam Naval memorial, Kent. Panel 71, Column 2.

FULLER J

probably James FULLER, Private 886011, 2nd Battalion, Parachute Regiment, Army Air Corps. Died 14th July 1943. Aged 19. Born Sussex, resident Brighton. Son of Joseph and Patricia Fuller, of Brighton, Sussex. IN Royal Artillery at start of war. Commemorated on Cassino Memorial, Italy. Panel 12.

GOODCHILD Francis William aka Sonny

Petty Officer, P/X 9504B, H.M.S. Puckeridge. Died 6th September 1943. Aged 32. Son of William and Mary Elizebeth Goodchild; husband of Ethel Constance Goodchild, of Cowplain, Hampshire. Panel 79. Column 4.

MAUNSELL Marcus Eyre Lloyd

Sub-LIeutenant, H.M.S. Venetia, Royal Navy. Died 24rd May 1940. Aged 21. Son of Arthur Edmund Lloyd Maunsell and Lylie Widenham Maunsell, of Sheldon, Devon. Commemorated on Plymouth Naval memorial, Devon.

OSMASTON Cecil Henry Edward

Lieutenant, H.M.S. Sussex, Royal Navy. Died 3rd November 1939. Son of Colonel Cecil A. F. Osmaston, C.B., C.B.E., Royal Marines (Retd.), and Minnie B. Osmaston, of Fittleworth, Sussex. Commemorated on Lee-on-Solnet Memorial, Hampshire. Bay 1, Panel 1.

PIPE W

No further information currently available

SHEPHERD S

possibly Stanley Walker SHEPHERD, Pliot Officer (Navigator), Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 3rd March 1943. Age 22. Son of Beatrice Alice Shepherd; grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Walker Shepherd, of Eastbourne, Sussex. Buried in All Saints Graveyard, Eccleshall, Yorkshire. Section C Grave 1261.

STRUDWICK Ronald Edward

Corporal 7886988, 7th Royal Tank Regiment, Royal Armoured Corps. Died 15th June 1944. Aged 21. Grandson of Mr. and Mrs. R. Strudwick, of Wisborough Green, Sussex. Buried in Halfya Sollum War Cemetery, Egypt. Plot 8 Row C Grave 5.

TERRY K
Probably Kenneth Valentine Frank TERRY, Flight Sergeant (Air Gunner), 106 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 23rd April 1944. Aged 29. Son of John F. C. and Rhoda Elizabeth Terry; husband of Ivy Terry, of Brighton, Sussex. Buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Kleve, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Plot 16 Row E Grave 8.
TRESTRAIL, MC Simon Anthony

Major IA/1135, 4th Battalion, 11th Sikh Regiment. Died 16th May 1945. Aged 27. Son of Alfred Ernest G. and Margaret Spiers Cunningham Trestrail, of Wisborough Green. Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.). Son of Alfred Ernest G. and Margaret Spiers Cunningham Trestrail, of Wisborough Green. Buried in Coriano Ridge War Cemetery, Italy. Plot III Row B Grave 10.

Last updated 27 January, 2009

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