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World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Chris Comber 2005

There are 3 stone Memorials in the Parish Church of St. Mary the Virgin. One for WW1 with Surnames, Christian names and units, and a single name on a small tablet for WW2. There is also an individual Memorial for SQMS Baker of the Sussex Yeomanry.

Photographs Copyright © Chris Comber 2005


BAKER Percy William
Possibly Lance Corporal G/2713, 12th. Battalion Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). 18th. Division. Killed in action 26 September 1916. Aged 24/ Son of William George & Hannah Baker of 32, Sussex Street, Pimlico. Born in Pimlico and enlisted in London. Barnham connection unknown (W.M. 26th. Middlesex). No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial
BAKER Percy John
Squadron Quartermaster Sergeant 439 1/1st. Sussex Yeomany (Gallipoli) Died of wounds 7 December 1915. Aged 31 Son of Mr & Mrs Baker of Barnham Hill, Barnham, Born in Barnham and enlisted in Eastbourne. Buried in Twelve Tree Copse, Gallipoli.
BATESON Arthur Joseph
Private M2/138937, Royal Army Service Corps. Mechanical Transport G.H.Q. Died in base hospital at Rouen 12 October 1918. Born in South Kensington and enlisted in Chichester. Resident of Barnham.Buried in St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen.
Stoker 1st. Class K/18693 Royal Navy HMS”Invincible” Lost with the Battlecruiser at the Battle of Jutland 31 May 1916. Aged 22. Son of Harry & Emma Jane Bridger of Barnham Street, Barnham. No known grave. Commemorated on Portsmouth Naval Memorial
CLEAVER Walter Oswald
Private TF/355796, 1/10th. Battalion, King's (Liverpool Regiment) 55th. Division. Taken prisoner and died in captivity in Germany 12 November 1918. Aged 27. Stepson of Arthur Cleaver of “The Crown Hotel” Framlingham, Suffolk. Born in Edinburgh and enlisted in Liverpool. Resident of Egremont, Cheshire. Buried in Cologne Southern Cemetery, Germany.
COX Jesse Henry
Private 25416 6th. Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment 17th. Division. Killed in actionnear Ypres 10 October 1917. Aged 32. Son of Russell & Elizabeth Cox of 9, Police Quarters, London Road, Hilsea, Cosham, Hampshire. Native of Barnham Born in Copsale near Horsham and enlisted in Bognor. Formerly with the London Regiment. Buried in Canada Farm Cemetery, Belgium.
DOLLERY Sydney Thomas George
Lance Corporal G/429 7th. Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment 12th. Division Died of wounds near Hulluch 2 October 1915. age 20 Son of Harry & Jane Dollery of Barnham. Born in Barnham and enlisted in Chichester. Buried in Bethune Town Cemetery.
DOWDEN Stephen William
Lance Cpl. 9604 1st. Battalion, Coldstream Guards 1st. Division. Died of wounds in base hospital at Boulogne 28 December 1914. Born in Peckham and enlisted in Hastings. Resident of Barnham. Buried in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery.

Petty Officer 299131, HMS "Syren", Royal Navy. Killed when the Destroyer collided with SS "Saima” in the English Channel on 18 November 1917. Aged 34. Husband of Kate Elliott of Beulah Cottage, Barnham. No known grave. Commemorated on Portsmouth Naval Memorial

Note: HMS Syren was one of two Myrmidon-class destroyers which served with the Royal Navy. She was launched by Palmers in 1900, served in home waters and was sold off, after the First World War, in 1920. SS “Saima” was a Norwegian cargo ship built in Bergen in 1914 and owned by OW Bergmann, Bergen, until 1917 when she came under the Shipping Controller, London; she was to be torpedoed and sunk by a German submarine off Cornwall in June 1918, with the loss of 16 lives.

FARROW Charles Bennett
Private 36099 11th. Battalion, Royal Fusiliers 18th. Division. Killed in action 17 February 1917. Aged 20. Son of James Richard & Elizabeth Farrow of Barnham. Born and enlisted in Barnham. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial.
GREENFIELD Frederick Henry
Private SD/3358 13th. Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment 39th. Division. Killed in action on the Rue de Bois 30 June 1916. Born in Storrington and enlisted in Chichester. Included on Burpham Parish War Memorial. No known grave. Commemorated on Loos Memorial.
LEVERTON Henry Harry
Private G/15943, 13th. Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment 39th. Division Killed in actionduring an attack on Redan Ridge on the Somme 23 September 1916. Aged 31. Son of Mr & Mrs Joesph Leverton of Oak Villas, Barnham. Born and enlisted in Barnham Single man. Buried in Euston Road Cemetery, Colincamps.
McCAUL Lawrence
Private. G. 8387 7th. Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment 12th. Division. Killed in action at Ovillers on the Somme 7 July 1916. Aged 37, Son of Laurence & Ellen McCaul of 147, Orchard Street, Chichester. Born in Fareham, Hampshire and enlisted in Chichester. Veteran of the South African War. Included on the Chichester City War Memorial. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial.
1939 - 1945
TOMPKINS Edward John
Private 7401639, Royal Army Medical Corps. Killed in action at Anzio, Italy, 23rd January 1944. Aged 27. Son of Arthur Herbert & Emily Alice Tompkins. Husband of Mrs Marjorie Tompkins of Barnham. Buried in Anzio War Cemetery, Italy.

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