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WORTHING, CHRIST CHURCH SCHOOL WAR MEMORIAL

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Compiled and copyright © Transcribed Garry Anscomb; Researched Martin Edwards 2004

The loss of our heritage can be seen with this memorial. This plaque was purchased for £5 from a scrap yard in Littlehampton on the 9th September 2004 by Garry Anscomb. He has pieced together the section and recorded and photographed them. They were part of the old Worthing Christ Church School which has now been demolished. The first plaque contains the inscription, the second has 28 names the rear of it contains a repitition of 16 of the names; these are marked * in the table of names.

Photographs Copyright © Garry Anscomb 2004

Christ Church
Boys' School

In Memory
Of the former scholars of
This school who laid down their
Lives for their country

BASHFORD *
Charles
Deck Hand 12313/DA, H.M.S. "Victory", Royal Naval Reserve. Died from pnuemonia in R.N. Hospital Haslar 11th February 1919. Born 10 August 1890 in Worthing. Son of Mary Bashford, of 4, Chapel Fields, Worthing. In the 1901 census he was aged 10, born Worthing, Sussex, son of James and MAry Bashford, resident 15 Field Row, Worthing. Buried in BROADWATER CEMETERY, WORTHING, Sussex. Plot/Section A7. Row 21. Grave 46.
BLUNDEN *
Ernest W
Private G/7021, 9th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Died 8th June 1916. Aged 28. Son of Edwin and Mary Jane Blunden, of 82, Broadwater St., Broadwater, Worthing, Sussex. Buried in BAILLEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION (NORD), Nord, France. Plot II. Row E. Grave 229.
BLUNDEN
Leonard
Private SD/1266, 12th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 3rd September 1916. Aged 17. Born and enlisted Worthing. Son of Mrs. C. L. Blunden, of Bedford Cottage, Bedford Row, Worthing, Sussex. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 7 C.
BRIDGER *
Frank
Sergeant TF/201028, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Died at No. 141 Field Ambulance Hospital 18th September 1918 of wounds received in action at St. Quentin the previous day. Born and enlisted Worthing. Unmarried. Painter and Decorator by trade. Son of Mrs. E. Bridger, of 33, Gloucester Place, Worthing. Buried in HANCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Row F. Grave 6.

From de Ruvingy's Roll of Hounour 1914-1918 Volume 5 Part 5 Page 20:

BRIDGER, FRANK, Sergt., No. 201028. 2nd Battn. (35th Foot ) The Royal Sussex Regt., s. of the late Thomas Henry Bridger, Fisherman, by his wife (—) (33, Gloucester Place, Worthing), dau. of the late William Osborne, of Aylesbury, co. Buckingham b. Worthing, co, Sussex, 20 Dec. 1885: educ. Christ Church Church of England Schools there; was a Painter and Decorator volunteered for active service, and joined the 4th Royal Sussex Regt. 15 June, 1915: served at various places in England as Gymnastic and Physical Instructor: served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from 23 July, 1918, being transferred to the 2nd Battn., and died at No. 141 Field Ambulance Hospital 18 Sept. following, of wounds received in action at St. Quentin the previous day. Buried in Estrées British Cemetery. south of Péronne. Letters received by his mother state that he was loved and respected by both officers and men. Unm.

BUDD *
Henry [Arthur]

Private G/5541, "B" Company, 2nd Battalion, Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 16th August 1916. Aged 19. Born and enlisted Worthing. Son of George and Florence A. Budd, of 27, West St., Worthing. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 7 C

Photograph Courtesy & Copyright © Sue Nea 2010

CHARMAN
Cecil George
Private 27190, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 16th August 1916. Born Worthing and enlisted Eastbourne. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A
CHURCHER
Arthur
possibly: Arthur CHURCHER, Private 15863, 3rd Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Died in the United Kingdom 8th November 1918. Born East Greenwich, Kent, enlisted Kingston-on-Thames, Surrey, resident West Greenwich. Association with Worthing unknown. Buried in GREENWICH CEMETERY, Kent. Section 3 "C" Row B Grave 3622.
CLARK
William
Rifleman 1902, 4th Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Died of wounds 22nd March 1915. Aged 24. Born, resident and enlisted Worthing. Son of Joshua and Mary Blanche Clark. Buried in BAILLEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY (NORD), Nord, France. Row J. Grave 42.
COLLINS
Ernest George
Private SD/1670, 12th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 30th June 1916. Aged 20. Born and enlisted Worthing. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Collins, of "Simla", Park Rd., Worthing, Sussex. Buried in ST. VAAST POST MILITARY CEMETERY, RICHEBOURG-L'AVOUE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row D. Grave 10.
DALE
Walter
Corporal 1142, 27th Division Ammunition Column (Territorial Force), Royal Field Artillery. Died in Malta 10th February 1916. Born Worthing and enlisted Hove. Husband of M. Dale, of 7, St. Anslin's Rd., Worthing. Buried in PIETA MILITARY CEMETERY, Malta. Plot C. Row VIII. Grave 1.
DAVEY *
George William
Lance Corporal L/9676, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Died of wounds received in action at Priez 12th September 1914. Aged 20. Born Holy Trinity, Sussex, enlisted Chichester. Son of Mr. George and Mrs. M. J. Davey, of 55, West St., Worthing. Buried on North boundary in PRIEZ COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Aisne, France.

From De Ruvingy's Roll of Hounour 1914-1918 Volume 2 Part 2 Page 93:

DAVEY, GEORGE W., L.-Corpl., No. 9676, Susex regt., s. of George Davey, of Worthing, co. Sussex; served with the Expeditionary Force; died of wounds received in action at Priez 12 Sept. 1914.

GROVES *
Archibald [James William]
[Listed as J W GROVES on CWGC] Lance Corporal SD/1692, 12th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 31st July 1917. Born and enlisted Worthing. Son of Mr. J. W. Groves, of 16, Surrey St., Worthing. In the 1911 census he is listed as Archibald, aged 15, born Worthing, errand boy label maker, son of James William and Mary Groves, resident 1 Surrey Street, Worthing, Sussex. Buried in BUFFS ROAD CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot/Row/Section D. Grave 14.
HEARSEY
Arthur
Corporal TF/1679, 1st/4th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Died of wounds at Gallipoli 16th August 1915. Born St Paul's, Sussex, enlisted Worthing. Buried in GREEN HILL CEMETERY, Turkey. Plot II. Row F. Grave 16.
HEWETT *
Thomas [Tom] Eliott
Lance Corporal L/10277, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 8th October 1915. Born Aberdeen, enlisted Worthing. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 69 to 73.
HOSIER
Ernest
Able Seaman J/9209, H.M.S. "Invincible", Royal Navy. Doed 31st May 1916. Son of Charles W. and Emma Hosier, of 100, Portland Rd., Worthing. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 13.
MARNER *
Harry [Henry] Bainbridge
Private 19553, 2nd Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Killed in action 30th July 1916. Aged 19. Born Findon, Sussex, enlisted Worthing. Son of Mrs. Annie Elizabeth Marner, of 25, Alfred Place, Worthing. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 3 C.
PECKHAM
Bert [Albert Victor]
Bombardier 112020, 225th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 7th December 1917. Aged 27. Born and enlisted Worthing. Son of William Peckham, of Worthing. Buried in BOISGUILLAUME COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Seine-Maritime, France. Row B. Grave 9B.
PELLING
Ernest
Private 22125, 2nd Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Killed in action 22nd October 1915. Aged 21. Born and enlisted Worthing. Son of Mrs. G. A. Coleman, of Capel St. Mary's, Ipswich. Buried in HANGARD COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot I. Row K. Grave 13.
PORTLOCK *
Herbert
Two possibilities:

Herbert PORTLOCK, Private 7658, 95th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 1st July 1916. Born and enlisted Worthing, resident Shoreham. Formerly 10784, Royal Sussex Regiment. Buried in EUSTON ROAD CEMETERY, COLINCAMPS, Somme, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 30.

or

Herbert PORTLOCK, Private G/18320, 8th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action 4th October 1917. Born Worthing, enlisted Chichester, resident Copnor, Portsmouth, Hampshire. Buried in VADENCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, MAISSEMY, Aisne, France. Plot III. Row B. Grave 3.

PORTLOCK, MM *
Percival
Private 20827, 15th Service Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action 20th September 1917. Born Worthing, enlisted Hartley-Wintney, Hampshire, resident Aldershot, Hampshire. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 88 to 90 and 162.
RIDDLES *
Arthur
[Cannot locate on CWGC] Private 127223, Labour Corps. Died of wounds 1st July 1918. Born and enlisted Worthing. Formerly 1724, Royal Sussex Regiment.
SCUTT *
George
Trimmer 6296TS, H.M. Trawler "Evadne", Royal Naval Reserve. Died 27th February 1917. Aged 23. Son of the late George Scutt, of Worthing, Sussex. Son of the late George Scutt, of Worthing, Sussex. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 28.
SEARLE *
Henry
No further information currently available
SMITH
Alfred [George]
Private G/23926, 6th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died of wounds 10th August 1918. Aged 20. Born, resident and enlisted Worthing. Son of Jesse and Elizabeth Smith, of Worthing, Sussex. Served in Palestine with the 10th Battalion, The Buffs. Buried in PERNOIS BRITISH CEMETERY, HALLOY-LES-PERNOIS, Somme, France. Plot IV. Row A. Grave 20.
TEE *
Alfred George
Lance Sergeant T/201574, 3rd/4th Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action 5th November 1917. Aged 20. Born Worthing, enlisted Croydon, Surrey, resident South Croydon, Surrey. Son of Frederick Charles and Emily Tee, of "Earnlea," Buckingham Rd., Worthing, Sussex. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 14 to 17 and 162 to 162A.
TEE
Frederick George
[Listed a George Frederick on SDGW and CWGC] Sergeant TF/201543, 11th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 29th April 1918. Born Worthing, enlisted Chichester. Buried in VOORMEZEELE ENCLOSURE No.3, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XIV. Row C. Grave 13.
TEE *
Sidney Charles
Private (Signaller) TF/200197, 4th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action in Egypt 6th November 1917. Aged 22. Born Christchurch, Sussex, enlisted Worthing. Son of Frederick Charles and Emily Tee, of "Barnlea," Buckingham Rd., Worthing. Commemorated on JERUSALEM MEMORIAL, Israel. Panels 26 and 27
WEST *
Edward
Two possibilities:

Edward WEST, Private G/3325, 9th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 28th September 1915. Aged 30. Born and enlisted Worthing. Son of Edward and S. B. West, of 34, Orme Rd., Worthing. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 69 to 73.

From de Ruvingy's Roll of Hounour 1914-1918 Volume 2 Part 2 Page 310:

WEST, Edward, Private, No. G. 3325, 9th Battn. Royal Sussex Regt., s. of Edward West. of 34, Orme Rd., Worthing; served with the Expeditionary Force in France; killed in action 28 Sept. 1915.

or

Edward Alfred WEST, Private G/3892, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 22nd November 1917. Aged 26. Born and enlisted Worthing. Brother of Mrs. E.K. Marner, of 17, Surrey St., Worthing. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 86 to 88

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