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KINGSTON BUCI WAR MEMORIAL

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Kingston Buci is situated between Shoreham-by-sea and Southwick, near to the River Adur estuary, and Shoreham Harbour entrance. Buci is taken from the name of the holder of the Manor in 1080, Ralph de Buci. The war memorial is situated on the west wall within the St Julian church. It takes the form of a black tablet with carved brown alabaster gilded surround, the black, central, panel has two columns of names separated by a gilded sword with the dedication on the lower section in recessed gold-filled lettering. There are 16 names recorded from World War One, and 2 from World War Two separated under each World War 1 column.

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TO THE GLORY OF GOD

and in ever grateful memory of the brave man
of this church who in the Great War of 1914-18
willingly gave their lives for their King and
Country and for the cause of freedom, their

fellow Parishioners (with other members of
the Congregation), dedicate this Tablet.

Greater love hath no man than this that a man
lay down his life for his friends
St John XV.13

ATHERFOLD William Victor
Sapper, Royal Engineers, 7th Port Construction Company. S/N WR/506121. Died 7th October 1918. He was the son of Joseph & Mercy Atherfold of Shoreham-by-sea, Sussex and the husband of Annie Tucker (formerly Atherfold) of South Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He is buried in the St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, France.
AYLING Arthur Henry
Second Lieutenant. Northumberland Fusiliers, 25th (Tyneside Irish) battalion. Died 25th April 1917 Aged 21. He was the son of Herbert & Emily Ayling of Southwick, Sussex. His name is commemorated on the Arras Memorial, France.
BEVES Trevor Howard
Captain. Border Regiment 1st battalion. Died 1st July 1916 Aged 25. He was the son of Lieutenant Colonel Edward and Clare Beves of Brighton, Sussex. He is buried in the Auchonvillers Military Cemetery. France.
BINSTEAD Charles
Private. Royal Sussex Regiment 7th battalion. S/N G/8352. Died 7th July 1916 Aged 26. He was the son of John & Hannah Binstead of Kingston-by-sea, Southwick, Sussex. His name is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, France.
CORKE Alfred Harry
Lance Corporal. Royal Sussex Regiment 12th battalion. S/N SD/1675. He died 30th June 1916 Aged 25. He was the son of Sam & Dorcas Corke of Kingston-by-sea, Southwick, Sussex. He is buried at the St Vaast Military Cemetery, Richebourg, France. He was one of 366 men killed and over a 1000 wounded on that day, from three battalions of his regiment, at the Battle of Boars Head.
FEWTRELL Henry Ernest
Gunner. Royal Garrison Artillery, 281st Siege Battery. S/N 374416. He died 17th August 1917 Aged 31. He was the son of Henry and Esther Fewtrell of Brighton, and husband of Eveline Fewtrell of Kingston-by-sea, Southwick, Sussex. He is buried in the Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery, Belgium.
GORRINGE Arthur Arnold
Captain. Royal Army Service Corp. Died 3d May 1920. He was the son of Hugh and the late Louisa Gorringe of Kingston-by-sea, Southwick, Sussex, and the husband of Ida Gorringe of Potchefstroom, South Africa. He is buried in Potchefstroom Cemetery, South Africa.
GRUNE Gilbert Dennis James
Lieutenant. Royal Flying Corp. Died 13th March 1916 Aged22. He was the son of Doctor & Mrs Grune of Southwick, Sussex. He is buried in Vis-En-Artois British Cemetery, Havcourt, France.
HOWELL Richard
Able Seaman. Royal Navy, HMS Southampton. S/N J/ 24065. Died 31st May 1916 Aged 20. He was the son of Richard & Emma Howell of Kingston-by-sea, Southwick, Sussex. His name is commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial. He was one of 35 killed when his ship was hit and fires broke out at the Battle of Jutland.
MERCER Victor William
Private. Royal Fusiliers 8th battalion. S/N 58744. Died 30th November 1917 Aged 20. He was the son of Walter & Mary Mercer of Kingston-by-sea, Southwick, Sussex. His name is commemorated on the Cambrai Memorial, Louveral, France.
ODHAMS Valentine Bernard
Lieutenant. Durham Light Infantry 15th battalion. Died 5th October 1915 Aged 25. He was the son of John & Kate Odhams of Southwick, Sussex. He is buried in the Le Treport Military Cemetery.France.
PLUMMER William.
No further details available.
SKINNER Thomas Valentine
Private. Royal Sussex Regiment 13th battalion. S/N G/16072. Died 4th August 1917 Aged 24. He was the son of Walter & Ellen Skinner of Kingston-by-sea, Southwick, Sussex. He is buried in Dozinghem Military Cemetery, Belgium.
STREVENS George William
Captain. Duke of Cornwall Light Infantry 1st battalion. Died 27th September 1918 Aged 33 He was the husband of Ethel Strevens of Kingston-by-sea, Southwick, Sussex. He is buried in the St Severs Cemetery Extention, Rouen, France.
UPTON Christopher George
Stoker 1st class. Royal Navy HMS Leviathan. S/N SS/ 10384. Died 13th January 1917 Aged 27. He was the son of Christopher & Ellen Upton of Kingston-by-sea, Southwick, Sussex. He is buried in Shoreham-by-sea Cemetery, Sussex.
WILLIAMS Roland
No further details available.
1939-1945
MOODY Frank A
Pilot Officer. RAF Volunteer Reserve 10 Squadron. S/N 173596. Died 26th March 1944 Aged 22. He was the son of Bert & Eunice Moody of Southwick, Sussex. He is buried in the Rheinberg War Cemetery, Germany.
STREET John Frederick
Sergeant. RAF Volunteer Reserve 37 Squadron. S/N 1390547. Died 27th January 1944 Aged 29 He was the son of Frederick & Ann Street and husband of Constance Street. His name is commemorated on the Malta Memorial. His aircraft was lost on a bombing raid on the Arezzo Marshalling Yards, Italy. Prior to the war John was a resident of Southwick, Sussex.
Buried in Commonwealth War Graves in the churchyard are five soldiers who died in World War One, whose names do not appear on the memorial. It is likely that they died at the nearby extensive army camp or at Southlands hospital. The hospital was used to treat army personnel during the war. They are:
AITHENBROW G
Gunner. 4th battalion London Regiment, Royal Fusiliers S/N 3627. Died 27th June 1918.
DEXTER G H
Sergeant. 2nd regiment South African Infantry. S/N 13119. Died 26th November 1918.
LOMAX Harry
Colour Sergeant. Suffolk Regiment S/N 16273 Died 12th October 1918.
REDMAN W M
Sergeant. Royal Garrison Artillery. S/N 13561 Died 8th October 1918.
WILLIAMS R G
Private. Manchester Regiment. S/N 45001 Died 26th June 1918.

Last updated: 1 May, 2023

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