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YAPTON WAR MEMORIAL

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Compiled and copyright © Chris Comber 2004

The memorial is to 25 Yapton men and is situated inside the Church. The Vicar kindly supplied the names as the church was locked when visited.

AUSTIN

Henry

Private 41741, 18th Battalion, The Manchester Regiment. 30th Division. Killed in action 23rd April 1916. Aged 32. Son of Jesse & Lucy Austin of Hove. Husband of Mrs. Florence Austin of "Beaumont, Yapton. Born in Hove & enlisted in Barnham. Formerly with the Royal Sussex. Buried in Cuckoo Passage Cemetery.

BACON

Arthur

Guardsman 14608, 1st Battalion, The Grenadier Guards. Killed in action 26th October 1914. Aged 23. Son of Frederick & Maria Bacon of Church Road, Yapton. Born in Yapton & enlisted in Chichester. Buried in Zantevoorde British Cemetery, Belgium B.116

BACON

Edward

Private G/4628 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex. 12th Division. Killed in action during the Battle of the Craters 3rd March 1916. Husband of Mrs. Elizabeth Bacon of Ripe Cottage, Yapton. Born in Yapton & enlisted in Arundel. Commemorated on The Loos Memorial MR.19

BACON

Frederick

Private G/4629, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Killed in action on the Rue de Bois 30th April 1915. Aged 37. Son of Mr. & Mrs. Frederrick Bacon of Church Lane, Yapton. Born in Yapton & enlisted in Arundel. Commemorated on The Le Toured Memorial MR.22.

CHANDLER

William Stephen

Private TF/204737, 15th Battalion, The Hampshire Regiment. 41st Division. Killed in action 1st October 1918. Aged 39. Son of George & Hester Chandler of Belsham House, Yapton. Buried in Hooge Crater Cemetery Zillebeke, Belgium B.112

GOODGER

William

Private TF/201074, 1/4th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 53rd Division. Killed in action at the First Battle of Gaza 26th March 1917. Aged 33. Son of Harriett Goodger of 3, West Cottages, Yapton. Born in Yapton. & enlisted in Bognor. Commemorated on The Jerusalem Memorial, Palestine MR.34

HILL

Robert

Private L/8364, 7th Battalion, Royal Sussexn Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action when a mine detonated under trenches in the Hohenzollern Redoubt, Loos on the 8th April 1916. Son of Mr. & Mrs. Hill of Yapton. Born in Harting & enlisted in Chichester. Regular soldier formerly with the 2nd Battalion. Commemorated on The Arras Memorial Mr.20.

HOLDEN

Arthur

Private TF/1369, 1/4th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 53rd Division. Killed in action during the Suvla Bay Landings on Gallipoli 10th August 1915. Aged 21. Son of Walter & Charlotte Holden of 5, West Cottages, Yapton. Born in Yapton & enlisted in Eastergate. Commemorated on The Helles Memorial MR. 4.

HOTHER

Harold

Private TF/201073, 1/4th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 53rd Division. Killed in action at the First Battle of Gaza 26th March 1917. Aged 21. Son of Thomas & Mary Hother of Bilsham near Yapton & enlisted in Horsham. Commemorated on The Jerusalem Memorial, Palestine MR. 34.

HOTHER

Harry

Corporal 25915, 43rd Trench Mortar Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action near Ypres 25th September 1915. Aged 35. Son of Thomas & Mary Hother of Bilsham near Yapton. Husband of Florence Alice Hother of Plumstead. Born in Yapton & enlisted in Chichester. Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium MR. 29.

LIGHT

William

Private G/53129, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Fusiliers. 29th Division. Died in captivity 3rd September 1917. Son of Mr. & Mrs. F. Light of Yapton. Born in Yapton & enlisted in Bognor. Formerly with the Royal Sussex Regiment. Buried in Mons Communal Cemetery, Belgium B.241

MOODY

William James

Private 16221, 2nd Battalion, The Coldstream Guards. Died in France 14th September 1916. Aged 33. Son of John & Eliza Moody. Husband of Elizabeth Moody of "Sunnymead North End, Yapton. Born in East Meon Hampshire & enlisted in Bognor. Buried in Delville Wood Cemetery. F.402

PARKER

Stanley

Private 33312, 7th Battalion, The Norfolk Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action at Cambrai 30th November 1917. Born Kentsmoor, Devon [sic - SDGW]. Enlisted in Chichester. Commemorated on The Cambrai Memorial MR.17

PATTEN

Henry

Rifleman 9638, 3rd Battalion, The Rifle Brigade. 24th Division. Killed in action. 23rd October 1914. Born in Langport, Somerset & enlisted in Chichester. Commemorated on The Ploegsteert Memorial MR.32

PEARCE

Frederick

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POCOCK

Frederick Charles

Sergeant 8653, 3rd Battalion, The Worcestershire Regiment. 25th Division. Died of wounds 24th August 1916. Born in Brighton & enlisted in Chichester. Resident of Yapton. Buried in Ovillers Military Cemetery. F.393

PRATT.

William

Private G/4178, 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 12th Division. Died of wounds after being shot by a sniper in the Quarries Sector, Loos 13th March 1916. Aged 26. Son of William & Mary Pratt of of Tillington Cottage, Yapton. Born in Merston, near Chichester & enlisted in Arundel. Buried in Bethune Town Cemetery F.80

SAXBY

Frederick John

Sergeant SD/3008, 11th Battalion, Royal Sussex. 39th Division. Died of wounds at home 13th December 1916. Born in Yapton & enlisted in Chichester. Next of kin, Yapton. Buried in St. Mary's Churchyard, Yapton.

SAXBY

Garraway Allen

[The CWGC has Gareaway] Sapper 48561, 94th Field Company, The Royal Engineers. Killed in action 26th September 1915. Aged 28. Son of Andrew & Fanny Saxby of Church Road, Yapton. Born in Yapton & enlisted in Arundel. Commemorated on The Loos Memorial MR. 19

STENNING

Jesse

Private TF/200899 1/4th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 53rd Division. Killed in action during the third Battle of Gaza 6th November 1917. Enlisted in Horsham. Next of kin, Yapton. Commemorated on The Jerusalem Memorial, Palestine. MR.34

STONE

Frank

Private G/6646, 9th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 24th Division. Killed in action near Mazingarbe 11th March 1917. Born in Stubbington, Hampshire & enlisted in Bexhill. Resident of Yapton. Buried in Aix Noulette. Communal Cemetery F. 479

STUBBS

John

Private TF/ 201071, 1st/4th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 53rd Division. Died of disease in military hospital in Cairo, Egypt 20th March 1917. Enlisted in Bognor. Next of kin Yapton. Buried in Cairo War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt.

TRIGGS

W G

possibly: William George TRIGGS, Able Seaman 222315/C, "Natal", Royal Navy. Lost when the Armoured Cruiser H.M.S. "Natal" blew up in Cromarty Firth 31st December 1915. Aged 28. Husband of Mrs. J. C. Triggs (remarried) later of Tottenham, North London. Commemorated on The Chatham Naval Memorial.

WADEY

Walter George Powell

Lance Corporal S/24942, 1st Battalion, The Rifle Brigade attached Trench Mortar Battery. 4th Division. Killed in action during the March Retreat 29th March 1918. Aged 33. Husband of Ellen Ada Wadey of Canada Hill, West Dean. Reservist. Born in Walberton & enlisted in Chichester. Buried in Point Du Jour Military Cemetery, Athies. F.452

WILSON

Albert

Lance Sergeant 971, 1/1st Sussex Yeomanry. Died of dysentry in Netley Miltary hospital Hampshire 20th October 1915. Aged 28. Son of James & Ellen Wilson of Yapton. Husband of Mrs. Emma Gertrude Wilson of "Yukanski, Felpham. Employed as a carpenter by Mr. Sturt of Bognor. Born in Yapton & enlisted in Eastbourne. Buried in St. Mary's Churchyard, Yapton.

2 July 2004

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