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World War 1 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
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World War 1 - Surnames beginning with U,V,W,Y

UPPERTON

Edwin Payne

Lance Corporal SD/749, 11th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action at Becourt 3 September 1916. Aged 24. Son of Mr & Mrs J. Upperton of 3, The Gardens, Southwick. Born in Southwick and enlisted in Worthing. Member of the West Sussex Constabulary. Horsham Police Station Memorial and Southwick & Fishersgate Memorial. Buried in Ancre British Cemetery

VENESS

Edgar John

Lance Corporal L/10381, 12th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action ay Ypres 18 October 1917. Aged 25. Son of William & Ellen Veness of ‘The Royal Oak’ Brighton Road, Worthing. Born in Tunbridge Wells, Kent and enlisted in Brighton. No known grave. Commemorated on The Tyne Cot memorial, Belgium

VENIS

Edwin

Private G/16255 12th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Died of wounds in base hospital at Boulogne 18 November 1916. Aged 19 Son of James & Anne Venis of 27, West Buildings, Montague Street, Worthing. Born in Southwark, South London and enlisted in Brighton. Buried in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery

VINCENT

Frederick

Private 469369, The Labour Corps. Formerly G/175, 7th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. Died of influenza at home 9 March 1919. Aged 30 Husband of Dolly Vivien Vincent of 155, Pavilion Road, Worthing. Son of Charles Hodder & Elizabeth Vincent of Clapton in Somerset. Broadwater Parish Church Memorial. Buried in Broadwater Cemetery

VIRGOE

Sydney F

Private TF/200373, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Killed in action at Ramscappelle 8 July 1917. Born St. Georges, Worthing and enlisted in Worthing. Territorial. Buried in Ramscappelle Road Military Cemetery St. Georges, Belgium

VOKES

Edwin George

Private TF/2990, 9th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 24th Division. Killed in action on the Somme 31 August 1916. Aged 20. Son of Mr & Mrs Vokes of 4, Greenfield Cottages, Broadwater. Born in Worthing and enlisted in Brighton. Formerly with the Sussex Yeomanry. No known grave. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial

VOICE

George

Private TF/266666 11th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action near Ypres 3 April 1918. Born in Worthing and enlisted in Chichester. Fornmer Territorial. No known grave. Commemorated on The Pozieres Memorial.

VOICE

James Albert

Rifleman 474477, 12th Battalion, The London Regiment (The Rangers). Killed in action 29 September 1918. Aged 28 Son of William & Mary Voice of 32, Tarring Road, West Worthing. Born and enlisted in Worthing No known grave. Commemorated on the Vis en Artois Memorial

WADE

Frank Hayward

Bugler 10139 2nd. Battalion, The Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. 5th Division. Wounded in action at Le Cateau and died on the 27 August 1914. Grave abandoned. Son of Mr & Mrs G, Wade of ‘Ivy Villa’ Browning Road, Worthing. Mr G. Wade was a former regular with the KOYLI. Born at Tipton Park, London and enlisted in Brighton. No known grave. Commemorated on the La Ferte Sous Jouarre Memorial

WADEY

Edward

Corporal G/130, 7th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action at Ovillers 7 July 1916. Born in Broadwater and enlisted in Worthing Next of kin, Broadwater. Broadwater Parish Church Memorial. No known grave. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial

WAKEFIELD

Thomas Harry

Sapper 18146, 6th, Divisional Signals Company, The Royal Engineers. Killed in action 4 December 1917. Aged 29 Son of John Tailby Wakefield & Phoebe Jane Wakefield of 87, Clifton Road, Worthing. Born in Pimlico and enlisted in Brighton. Buried in Ribecourt British Cemetery

WALLER

Frank

Private L/10849, 7th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action at Arras 9 April 1917. Next of kin 47, North Street, Worthing. Born in Worthing and enlisted in Hove. St. Paul’s Church Memorial. Buried in St. Catherine British Cemetery

WALLER

Charles Henry

Lance Corporal SD/1750, 7th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 12th Division. Died at home of dysentery 14 November 1918. Born in Portslade and enlisted in Worthing. Formerly with the 12th Battalion. Buried in Broadwater Cemetery

WALLER

Reginald Albert

Private 41964, 9th Battalion, The Royal Fusiliers. 12th Division. Killed in action on the Somme 7 October 1916. Aged 18. Son of Mr & Mrs R. H. Waller of 158, Lyndhurst Road, Worthing. Born in Polegate and enlisted in Worthing. Formerly with the East Surreys. Buried in Grevillers British Cemetery

WALLINGTON

Nigel Hugh

Second Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, The Somerset Light Infantry. 4th Division. Died of wounds near Arras 21 June 1917. Aged 19 Son of Mr & Mrs T. A. B. Wallington of ‘Heathcote’ Worthing. St. Paul’s Church Memorial. Buried in Mindel Trench British Cemetery, St. Laurant-Blagny

WARNER

Frederick Frank

Private 73612, 15th Battalion, The Notts & Derby Regiment (The Sherwood Foresters). 35th Division. Killed in action during the March Retreat 28 March 1918. Aged 19 Son of James Henry & Georgina Warner of 104, Park Road, Worthing. Born and enlisted in Worthing. No known grave. Commemorated on The Pozieres Memorial

WARD

Percy Harold

Signaller J/30304/, HMS ’Black Prince’, Royal Navy Lost with the armoured cruiser at the Battle of Jutland 31 May 1916. No known grave. Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea.

WARD

Harry Edward

Private PO/14128, HMS ‘Invincible’, Royal Marine Light Infantry. The Grand Fleet. Lost with the Battle cruiser at the Battle of Jutland 31 May 1916. Aged 29. Son of Charles & Bessie War of Worthing. Husband of Harriett Anne Ward of 4, Gratwicke Terrace, Arundel No known grave. Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea.

WATKINS

Eric

Private 34265, 32nd. Field Ambulance, Gallipoli, The Royal Army Medical Corps. Killed in action 17 August 1915. Aged 18 Son of Bernard & Flora Rose Watkins of 2, Montpelier Terrace, Worthing. Born and enlisted in Worthing. St. Paul’s Church Memorial No known grave. Commemorated on The Helles Memorial, Gallipoli

WATSON

George

Private 87165, 25th Battalion, The Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action during the March Retreat 21 March 1918. Born and enlisted in Worthing. Formerly F. 1271 Royal Sussex. Next of kin, Broadwater. Broadwater Parish Church Memorial No known grave. Commemorated on The Arras Memorial

WATSON

Thomas

Private G/15060, 1st Battalion, The Royal West Surrey Regiment. 33rd Division. Killed in action near Ypres 24 September 1917. Aged 19 Son of Mr Watson and Mrs Margaret Watson of 21, King Street, Worthing. Formerly G. 11477 Royal Sussex. Born and enlisted in Worthing. Broadwater Parish Church Memorial No known grave. Commemorated on he Tyne Cot Memorial

WATERTON

William Harry

Rifleman 6653, 1/15th Battalion, The London Regiment. 47th Division. Died of wounds in base hospital in Etaples 10 November 1918. Aged 31. Son of Henry & Emily Waterton of West Tarring. Husband of Mabel Lily Waterton 31, Brockhurst Road, Chesham, Bucks. Born in Worthing. West Tarring Parish Church Memorial. Buried in Etaples Military Cemetery

WEAVER

Albert

Private 505172, 1/13th Battalion, The London Regiment. (The Kensingtons) 58th London Division. Killed in action near Corbie 24 August 1918. Born in Abingdon, Berks and enlisted in Brighton. Brother of Mrs C. Filtness of 79, Southfield Road, Broadwater. Worthing. Broadwater Parish Church Memorial. Buried in Bray Hill British Cemetery Bray sur Somme

WEBB

John

Private 54209, 1/7th Battalion, The Manchester Regiment. 42nd. Division. Killed in action 28 March 1918. Aged 36. Son of John & Martha Webb. Husband of Nellie Webb of 4, Hove Terrace, Wert Tarring. Born and enlisted in Worthing Formerly G. 20098 Royal Sussex West Tarring Parish Church Memorial No known grave. Commemorated on The Arras Memorial

WEBB

Leslie Allen George Cameron

Private G. 1617 8th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. Pioneer Battalion, 18th Division. Killed in action near Bazentin le Petit 13 July 1916. Aged 30 Son of Allan & Frances Webb of ‘Thornberry’ Durrington. Born in Bosham and enlisted in Worthing. Worthing and Durrington Parish Church War Memorials No known grave. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial.

WEBB

Richard Lloyd

Private SD/3484, 13th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action on the Rue de Bois 30 June 1916. Aged 33. Son of Allan & Frances Webb of ‘Thornberry’ Durrington. Born in Bosham and enlisted in Worthing. Brother of Leslie Webb No known grave. Commemorated on The Loos Memorial

WELLS

Albert Edward

Rifleman R/34528, 1st Battalion, The Kings Royal Rifle Corps. 2nd. Division. Died of wounds 30 September 1918. Born and enlisted in Worthing. Buried in Grevillers British Cemetery

WELLS

William Alfred

Private G/1605, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Died of wounds 13 August 1915. Aged 23. Son of Mr & Mrs Alfred Edward Wells of 57, Newland Road, Worthing. Born and enlisted in Worthing. Buried in Lillers Communal Cemeter

WEST

Charles Fossey

Lance Corporal SD/561, 11th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action at Becourt 3 September 1916. Aged 34. Son of Mr & Mrs Edward West of 34, Orme Road, Worthing. Husband of Mabel West of 3, Paragon Cottages, Worthing. Bricklayer employed by Patching & Co. of Worthing. Born and enlisted in Worthing. West Tarring and Durrington Parish Church Memorials No known grave. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial

WEST

Edward George

Private G/3325, 9th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 24th Division. Killed in action at Loos 25 September 1915. Aged 30 Son of Mr & Mrs Edward West of 34, Orme Road, Worthing. Born and enlisted in Worthing No known grave. Commemorated on The Loos Memorial

WEST

W

Either

Private 108033, Walter West 20th Company The Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) Killed in action near Ypres 28 October 1917. Aged 18 Son of Albert Henry & Clara Grace West of 74, Howard Street Worthing Born and enlisted in Worthing Formerly East Surreys. No known grave. Commemorated on The Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium

Or

Private 5893 William West 202nd. Company The Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) Died of wounds 25 April 1917. Aged 36 Son of Thomas & Helen West of Worthing Husband of Ada West of 102, Newland Road, Worthing Born and enlisted in Worthing Formerly G. 4386 Royal Sussex. Buried in Bethune Town Cemetery

WESTLAKE

Henry J

Company Quartermaster Sergeant TF/243, 1/4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 53rd Division. Died of pneumonia in military hospital in Alexandria, Egypt 26 September 1915. Aged 39. Son of Charles Robert & Harriett Westlake. Husband of Eliza Beatrice Westlake of 90, Becket Road, Worthing. Born in Croydon and enlisted in Worthing. Twenty years service. Left three children West Tarring Parish Church Memorial. Buried in Alexandria (Chatby) War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt

WHEATLAND

Reginald George

Corporal 16948 25th Company The Machine Gun Corps(Infantry) Killed in action 24 March 1918. Aged 22 Son of George & Caroline Wheatland Husband of Margaret Wheatland of ‘Elmsleigh’ South Down View Road, Broadwater. Born in Barnham and enlisted in Worthing. Broadwater Parish Church Memorial No known grave. Commemorated on The Arras Memorial

WHEELER

Geoffrey Noel Popham D’Erf

Second Lieutenant 5th Battalion, The Devonshire Regiment. Killed in action on the Somme 26 September 1916. St. Paul’s Church Memorial No known grave. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial

WHEELER

Percival Francis Crommelin D’Erf

Captain, The Royal Flying Corps and 3rd Battalion, The Dorsetshire Regiment. Killed in a flying accident in the United Kingdom. 24 July 1917. St. Paul’s Church Memorial No known grave. Commemorated in Hammersmith Old Cemetery

WHITE

C

No further information currently available - Royal Navy?? Ex Police Constable reservist(Worthing Gazette)

WHITE

Charles James

Pioneer 110773, 1st Labour Battalion, The Royal Engineers Died of wounds 4 October 1916. Born in Shoreham and enlisted in London Next of kin Worthing. Buried in Guillemont Road Cemetery

WHITE

Charles Thomas

Rifleman 2679, 4th Battalion, The Rifle Brigade. 27th Division. Died of wounds 10 May 1915. Aged 23 Son of Charles & Annie White of Worthing. Born and enlisted in Worthing. Buried in Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension

WHITE

Percival

Private 43698, 8th Battalion, The Royal Berkshire Regiment. 1st Division. Killed in action at Le Cateau 23 October 1918. Aged 32. Husband of Mrs R. A. White of 35, Newlands Road, Worthing. Formerly RASC. Born in Somerton, Somerset and enlisted in East Grinstead. St. Paul’s Church Memorial. Buried in Le Cateau Military Cemetery.

WHITMELL

Harry H

Warrant Officer 2nd Class 1491, Military Provost Staff Corps. (Medal Rolls) No further information currently available - No record with CWGC

WHITTINGTON

Edward

Private 11682, 14th Battalion, The Hampshire Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action at Ypres 15 November 1917. Aged 25. Husband of Emily Matilda Whittington of ‘The Bungalow’ Middleton Brickyard, Felpham. Born in Billingshurst and enlisted in Guildford, Surrey. Broadwater Parish Church Memorial. No known grave. Commemorated on The Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium

WICKENS

Cedric Alfred Hampton

Private TF/200517, 1/4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 53rd Division. Wounded during the third battle of Gaza and died on the 7 November 1917. Aged . Son of Mr & Mrs A. J. Wickens of Ashington House Park Road, Worthing. Born and enlisted in Worthing St. Paul’s Church Memorial. Buried in Beersheba War Cemetery, Palestine.

WICKINGS

Ernest William

Private 15678, 104th Company, The Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action near Elverdinghe 1 November 1917. Aged 17. Son of Charles Henry & Sarah Wickings of 32, Cranworth Road, Worthing. Formerly G. 16873 Royal Sussex Regiment. Born in Worthing and enlisted in Hove. Buried in Bleuet Farm Cemetery, Ypres, Belgium.

WILKINS

Harold George

Private L/11638, 10th Battalion, The Royal West Kent Regiment. 41st Division. Killed in action 24 May 1918. Aged 32. Son of George & Mary Maria Wilkins of 16, Northcourt Road, Worthing. Regular born in Guildford and enlisted in Brighton in 1906. Formerly with the 9th and 21st Lancers. Buried in Brandhoek New Military Cemetery No 3, Ypres, Belgium

WILKINSON, MM

Henry Sydney

Sergeant SD/751, 11th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Died of wounds 30 October 1916. Aged 23. Son of Henry & Florence Wilkinson of Bermondsey South London. Born in Marylebone and enlisted in Worthing. Member of the West Sussex Constabulary. Horsham Police Station Memorial. Buried in Warloy-Baillon Communal Cemetery Extension

WILLIAMS

Norman Stevens

Lieutenant 1/4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 53rd Division. Killed in action at the third battle of Gaza 4 November 1917. Aged 26. Son of Herbert & Clare Williams of Leslie Lodge, Gratwicke Road, Worthing. Buried in Beersheba War Cemetery, Palestine

WILLMER

Frederick Ernest

[Spelt WILMER on War Memorial] Private TF/2991, 2/4th Reserve Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. Home Command (Horsham). Died at home 12 December 1915 Aged 18. Enlisted in Worthing. Buried in Broadwater Cemetery

WILLMER

George Edward

Private 30506, 11th Battalion, The East Yorkshire Regiment. 31st Division. Killed in action in Belgium 24 August 1918. Aged 18. Son of William Henry & Ellen Willmer of 72, Howard Road, Worthing. Born and enlisted in Worthing. No known grave. Commemorated on The Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium

WINGFIELD

Albert Edward

Lance Corporal CH/11153, SS 'Express', The Royal Marine Light Infantry. Died at sea 9 February 1918. Aged 37 Husband of Margaret Wingfield of 46, Stockwell Green, South London. Son of Mr & Mrs Thomas Wingfield No known grave. Commemorated on The Chatham Naval Memorial

WINGFIELD

John

Private SD/1742, 7th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action 24 May 1918. Aged 29. Son of Edmund William & Jane Wingfield of Brickfields Cottages, Durrington. Born and enlisted in Worthing. Worthing and Durrington Parish Church War Memorials. Buried in Mailly Wood Cemetery

WINGFIELD

Mark

Private TF/200793, 1/4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 53rd Division. Killed in an air raid 17 November 1917. Aged 22. Son of Edmund William & Jane Wingfield of 2, Brickfield Cottages, Durrington. Born and enlisted in Worthing. Worthing and Durrington Parish Church War Memorials. Buried in Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt

WINTER

Charles Herbert

Private SD/556, 11th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action 27 April 1918. Aged 27 Son of Charles & Susan Winter of 38, Portland Road, Worthing Born in Shoreham and enlisted in Worthing. Buried in Borre British Cemetery

WINTON

Albert

Private 11250, 21st Battalion, The Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action near Ypres 13 December 1917. Aged 37 Son of Mr & Mrs Winton of Worthing. Born and enlisted in Worthing. Formerly G/7192 Royal Sussex Regiment. House painter. Buried in Hooge Crater Cemetery, Zillebeke, Belgium

WINTON

Harry

Private SD/2141, 12th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action near Cambrin 17 May 1916. Aged 34 Husband of Bessie Winton of 2, Le Franc Road, Worthing. Born and enlisted in Worthing. Plumber. Buried in Browns Road Military Cemetery, Festubert

WISE

William Richard

Sergeant 33497, 213th Siege Battery, The Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action at Ypres 25 September 1917. Aged 27. Son of William Henry & Emily Amelia Wise of ‘Peverill’ 22, Kingsland Road, Broadwater, Worthing. Born in New Cross and enlisted in London. Resident of Nunhead, London. Broadwater Parish Church Memorial. Buried in Birr Cross Roads Cemetery

WOOD

Reginald John

Private 40691, 1st Battalion, The Somerset Light Infantry. 4th Division. Killed in action 22 April 1918. Aged 18. Son of William & Fraces Annie Wood of Jamaica Villa, Ethulwulf Road, Worthing. Born in Chippenham, Wilts. & enlisted in Brighton. West Tarring Parish Church Memorial No known grave. Commemorated on the Loos Memorial

WOOD

Sydney Arthur

Private SD/553, 11th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Died of wounds 26 June 1916. Aged 29 Son of Mr & Mrs E. Wood of 8, Corsehill Street, Streatham, South London. Born in Chichester and enlisted in Worthing. Buried in Merville Communal Cemetery.

WOODWARDS

David (Darkie)

Private 86107, 4th Battalion, The Royal Fusiliers. 3rd Division. Killed in action 18 September 1918. 4th son of Davis & Jane Woodwards of 71, Chapel Road, Worthing Enlisted in Brighton. Baker and confectioner. St. Paul’s Church War Memorial. Buried in Hermies Hill British Cemetery

WRIGHT, MC

John Jack Armer

Lieutenant, ‘A’ Company, 7th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action during an attack on the Hindenburgh Line 18 September 1918. Aged 24. Transferred from the 11th Battalion. Son of Mrs Mary Tomalin of ‘Peverall’ Mill Road, Worthing. Buried in Epehy Wood Farm Cemetery

YOUNG

Stanley

Private TF/1291, 1/4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 53rd Division. Killed in action at Suvla 26 August 1915. Aged 20. Son of Mr & Mrs John Young of Montague Street, Worthing. Born St. Paul’s and enlisted in Worthing. Buried in Green Hill Cemetery, Suvla, Gallipoli

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