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World War 1 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Chris Comber 2004

The memorial is in the form of a stone cross bearing the names of nine local men by name and unit in alphabetical order. There are three burials in St. Andrews Churchyard but only one of these is on the Memorial.

From an old postcard



Nelson Percival

Stoker 1st Class K/23664/PO, HMS “Hampshire”¸ Royal Navy. Lost when the Cruiser was mined off the Orkneys 5th June 1916. Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial, MR.3.


James William

Stoker 1st Class K/23378/PO, HMS “Tipperary”, Royal Navy. Lost when the Flotilla Leader was sunk during the night action of the Battle of Jutland 1st June 1916. Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial MR3



Private 49207, 4th Reserve Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died at home 5th June 1918. Aged 18. Son of John & Lucy Cooper of 47, Gates Drayton, Oving. Born in Littlehampton and enlisted in Brighton. Buried in St. Andrews Churchyard, Oving.


Walter Haliburton Routledge

Captain, 1/4th Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. 15th Indian Division. Died in Ramleh, Palestine, 9th April 1918. Aged 21. Only son of The Rev. Walter and Elizabeth Louisa Crick of Oving Vicarage, Oving. Born at Arundel. Educated at Magdalen College, Oxford. Buried in Ramleh War Cemetery, Palestine


Cecil James Joseph

Stoker 2nd Class K/52192, HM Paddle Minesweeper “Ascot”, Royal Navy. Lost when the ship was torpedoed by a U-Boat off the Farne Islands 10th November 1918. Aged 18. Son of Mr E.G. & Mrs Blanche Cross of The Poultry Farm, Oving. Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial


Samuel Charles

Private 12/3636, 2nd Battalion, Auckland Regiment, New Zealand Expeditionary Force. New Zealand Division. Killed in action in the Somme at Flers 15th September 1916. Aged 29. Son of Henry & Eliza Ferrett of 180 Orchard Street, Chichester. Born in Oving. Buried in Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval


Alfred Edward

Leading Stoker K/13688/PO, H.M.S. “Invincible”, Royal Navy. Lost with the battle cruiser at the Battle of Jutland 31st May 1916. Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea


William Charles

Private 8248, 17th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 16th October 1918. Aged 25. Son of James & Rosa Hoare of Ruffs Cottage, Oving. Born in Oving & enlisted in Brighton. Formerly with the London Regiment. Buried in Montay – Neuvilly Road Cemetery, Montay.


E F.J.

Leading Stoker K/17624/PO, HMS “Britannia”, Royal Navy. Lost when the Battleship was torpedoed off the West African Coast October 1918. Buried in Freetown (King Tom) Cemetery, Sierra Leone.



Victor Raleigh

Second Lieutenant, No.92 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died in a flying accident 7th April 1918. Aged 26. Son of Horace Walpole Craigie & Mrs Elizabath Craigie.


N. H.

Captain, No 92 Squadron (S.E.5’s), Royal Air Force. Died in a flying accident 7th April 1918. Husband of Mrs Dorothy England(remarried) later of Streatham.

Last updated: 1 June, 2009

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