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Compiled and copyright © Chris Comber 2004

The Bury Parish Church War Memorial includes West Burton and is in the form of a Memorial cross that stands in the Churchyard facing the River Arun by the old ferry. The small Hamlet of West Burton is to the West of the village. There are 9 names on the memorial.



Guardsman 10504, 2nd Battalion, The Coldstream Guards. Died of wounds 3rd August 1917. Aged 21 Son of Alfred & Annie Budd of “Newoods”, Bignor Park, Born in Bury & enlisted in Petworth. Buried in Mendinghem Military Cemetery Belgium B.18



Not positively identified Royal Navy? 3 possibles.



Stoker 1st Class 114918/PO, H.M.S. “Venerable”, Royal Navy. Died 22nd September 1915. Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial MR.3.



Gunner 144699, 123rd Siege Battery, The Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 27th August 1918. Born in Bognor & enlisted in Arundel. Buried in Terlincthun British Cemetery. F.34


Charles James

Sergeant SD/2766, 13th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Died of wounds during the Battle of The Menin Road near Ypres 27th September 1917. Aged 27. Husband of Mrs Alice Mary Richards of Milton End Winterbourne Whitechurch, near Blandford in Dorset. Born in Briantspiddle, Dorset & enlisted in Chichester Buried in Locre Hospice Cemetery, Belgium B. 189



Private G/2635, 8th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 18th Division. Died of wounds 13th October 1915. Next of kin residents of West Burton. Born in Nursling, Hampshire & enlisted in Cuckfield. Buried in Dernancourt Communal Cemetery F. 176



Private 6123, 2nd/6th Battalion, The Royal Warwickshire Regiment. 61st Division. Killed in action 19th July 1916. Aged 18. Son of Mr. Ruttens & Mrs. Ellen Ruttens (later Mrs. G. Worsdell) of Webling Farm, Graffham. Formerly Royal Sussex. Enlisted in Horsham. Next of kin West Burton. Commemorated on The Loos Memorial MR. 19


Ernest George

Private G/16071, 13th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action 21st October 1916. Aged 29. Son of George & Mary Simpson of West Burton. Enlisted in Petworth. Buried in Grandcourt Road Cemetery F. 384



Sergeant L/8696, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Killed in action near North Maroc 9th March 1916. Born in Bury & enlisted in Chichester. Regular Soldier. Buried in St.Patricks cemetery, Loos. F. 551

3 July 2004

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