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World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Chris Comber 2006

Poling is a small hamlet near Arundel made famous during the Battle of Britain as the site of one of the radar Stations. There is an account of the activities of the Radar unit available in the Church. The Poling Parish Church War Memorial is a Stone Memorial with the names of four men from the First World War and three from the Second World War.

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1914 - 1918


Charles Henry

Trooper 1823, The Household Battalion. Cavalry Division. Killed in action 12 October 1917. Aged 21. Son of Charles Joseph and Elizabeth Mary Berryman of Poling. Born and enlisted in Arundel. Formerly with the Kent Yeomanry. Commemorated on The Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium.


Bertie Harry

Private G/43973, 17th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. 33rd Division. Killed in action on the Somme 3 November 1916. Born in Brighton and enlisted in Ealing. Next of kin, Poling. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial


Alexander Basil

Private TF/231449, 1/5th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 48th Division (Pioneer Battalion). Killed in action 1 March 1917. Aged 21. Son of James & Fanny Haselgrove of Poling. Born in Lyminster and enlisted in Horsham. Buried in Herbecourt British Cemetery



Private 61022, 7th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. 63rd Royal Naval Division. Killed in action at Arras 28 April 1917. Born in Poling and enlisted in Warley, Essex. Formerly with the Royal West Surreys. Commemorated on The Arras Memorial




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Sergeant Air Gunner 1335044, No 90 Bomber Squadron, Royal Air Force. Shot down over Germany 23 June 1945. Aged 21. Son of Mr & Mrs J. Hammond of Poling. Buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Germany.


Douglas Francis

Private 6399771, 6th Battalion, Kings Own Scottish Borderers (KOSB). Killed in action in Holland 5 November 1944. Aged 23. Son of James Frederick & Daisy Jane Richardson of Poling. Buried in Mierlo War Cemetery, Holland.

Last updated: 23 January, 2006

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