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

Situated in the village High Street, the memorial contains 16 names for World War 1. The memorial was refurbished in the 1970's.


BARTLETT Howard John

Captain, Royal Army Service Corps (Supply Depot Taranto, Italy.) Died in Italy after the end of hostilities 1st December 1918. Aged 43. Son of Mr J. H. Bartlett MRCS. L.R.C.P. and Mrs Bartlett. Husband of Mrs Marion M. Bartlett of 'Mentone' Rustington. Born in London. Buried in Taranto Town Cemetery Extension, Italy.

BARNETT Albert John

Private 61361, 13th Battalion The Royal Fusiliers. 37th Division. Killed in action at Arras 11th April 1917. Born in East Preston and enlisted in Littlehampton. Formerly with the Royal West Kents. Commemorated on The Arras Memorial MR.20

CHEESEMAN George Edward

Private TF/204284, 1/1st Battalion, The London Regiment (The Royal Fusiliers). 56th London Division. Killed in action at Messines 16th June 1917. Born in Streatham and enlisted in Whitehall. No record with CWGC. Information from SDGW.

GAST Percy Cyril Edward

Gunner 119783, 40th Anti Aircraft Company, The Royal Garrison Artillery. Died at home 20th November 1918. Aged 28. Son of William & Eliza Gast of Rustington. Transferred to the Labour Corps (Agricultural Company). Buried in St. Peter & St. Paul Churchyard,Rustington.

ROPER-GATES Arthur [William]

Private SD/4969, "A Company, 12th Battalion, The Royal Regiment. 39th Division. Died of wounds 18th March 1916 (first battalion casualty). Aged 19. Son of Florence Annie Roper Gates of Church Farm Cottage, Rustington. Born in Worthing and enlisted in Littlehampton. Buried in Sailly sur la Lys Canadian Cemetery F. 254.


Private 12600, "A Company, 8th Battalion, The Devonshire Regiment. 7th Division. Killed in action at The Battle of Loos 25th September 1915. Aged 32. Son of Richard & Charlotte Hoare of Boundry Cottages, Rustington. Born in Littlehampton and enlisted in Epsom, Surrey. Commemorated on The Loos Memorial MR.19

HARDS Albert

Lance Corporal SD/5000, 13th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action at Becourt on The Somme 3rd September 1916. Aged 18. Son of Robert & Kate Hards of Worthing Road, Rustington. Born and enlisted in Rustington. Buried in Knightsbridge Cemetery F.220


Private 34360, 2/4th Battalion, The Duke of Wellington's Regiment. 62nd Division. Killed in action 30th August 1918. Aged 18. Son of Mr Jordan and Mrs Catherine Jordan of 3, Albert Road, Rustington. Born in Littlehampton and enlisted in Chichester. Formerly with The Northumberland Fusiliers. Buried in Vaulx Hill Cemetery, Bapaume. F.1484

KILHAMS John William

Private 48130, 8th Battalion, The East Surrey Regiment. 18th Division. Killed in action 25th October 1918. Aged 21. Son of George & Mary Anne Kilhams of Windmill Cottage, Rustington. Born in Aldingbourne and enlisted in Chichester. Buried in Cross Roads Cemetery, Fontaine au Bois F.521

PECK Reginald [Geoffrey]

Lieutenant, 10th Battalion, The Highland Light Infantry. 9th Scottish Division. Died of wounds 29th February 1916. Grave lost. Formerly with the Cameronians. Commemorated on The Ploegsteert Memorial MR.32

PARSONS Stanley Charles

Signaller J/18297/PO, H.M.S. "Hampshire, Royal Navy. Lost when the Armoured Cruiser was mined off the Orkneys 5th June 1916. Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial MR.3.

SHARPE Guy Crawford

No further information currently


Second Lieutenant, 6th Battalion, The Kings Own Scottish Borderers. 9th Scottish Division. Killed in action at The Battle of Loos 25th September 1915. Aged 31. Son of Mr W.E.G. & Mrs Juanita Stocker of "Cudio Cot Rustington. Commemorated on The Loos Memorial MR.19.

WELLER George Abraham

Private 25759, 1st Battalion, The East Surrey Regiment. 5th Division. Died of wounds 15th March 1917. Aged 33. Born in Dorking and enlisted in Angmering. Next of kin Rustington. Husband of Mrs Fanny Weller (remarried) later of 1, Nursery Cottages, Lyminster. Formerly with The Royal Sussex. Buried in Bethune Town Cottages. F.80

WINDEBANK David William

Leading Stoker 311130/PO, H.M. Submarine C33, Royal Navy. Lost when the Submarine was lost with all hands in The North Sea 5th August 1915. Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial MR. 3

YOUNG, MM George Thomas

Sergeant G/1483, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Killed in action at Ginchy on the Somme 9th September 1916. Aged 22. Son of Mr & Mrs Young of "Ivydene, Rustington. Born in Portslade and enlisted in Worthing. Employee of the local brickyard. Awarded the Military medal (M.M.) Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial MR.21

24 May 2004

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