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WOOLBEDING WAR MEMORIAL

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

Woolbeding All Hallows Church is near Midhurst and is overlooked by the 17th Century house next door. The memorial is in the form of a wall mounted stone tbalet on the south wall, with black lettering. There are five names only for World War 1 by surname, forename, rank, egiment, place of death, year of death and age at death.

Photographs Copyright © Chris Comber 2006

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN MEMORY OF THE MEN OF THIS VILLAGE
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR ENGLAND
1914-1918

BRIDGER

James

Private G/8412, 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action on the Somme 5th October 1916. Aged 21. Born in Lodsworth and enlisted in Midhurst. Employed by Stedham Saw Mills. Buried in Bancourt Military Cemetery F. 307

LASCELLES, MC

John Frederick

Lieutenant, Rifle Brigade attached to the Royal Flying Corps. Killed in action 31st July 1915. Aged 19. Son of Lt/Col & Mrs Henry Lascelles of Woolbeding. Buried in Beauval Communal Cemetery

PHILLIPS

Albert Edward

Driver T3/029004, 1st Horsed Transport Company, Royal Army Service Corps. 32nd Division. Died of wounds 22nd March 1918. Aged 26. Son of George & Louisa Phillips of Woolbeding. Husband of Mrs Florence Phillips of 60, Eltham Rise, Lee, London. Born in Midhurst and enlisted in Chichester. Resident of Blackheath. Buried in Haringhe (Bandaghem) Military Cemetery, Belgium.

SMITHERS

Alfred John

Private 77115, 7th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. 8th Division. Killed in action 20th January 1918. Aged 31. Son of William & Fanny Smithers of Redford. Husband of Mrs Emma Smithers of ‘The Old House’, Woolbeding. Formerly with the Royal Engineers. Born in Redford and enlisted in Midhurst. Buried in Ypres Reservoir Cemetery, Belgium.

THOMAS

Arthur John

Lance Corporal 14109, 2nd Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Died of wounds suffered at Ypres 2nd August 1918. Aged 27. Born in Forston, Dorset and enlisted in Horsham. Buried in Mendinghem Military Cemetery, Poperinge, Belgium.

GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS, THAT A
MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS
ERECTED BY THE PEOPLE OF WOOLBEDING.

Last updated 23 May, 2006

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