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The memorial is within Walberton Parish Church War recording 9 local men lost. The Church was locked but the details weresupplied by the incumbent.


Jacob Drummond.

Lance Corporal SD/779 1/4th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 53rd Division. Killed in action at the third battle of Gaza 6th November 1917. Aged 22. Son of Duncan Drummond and Fanny Barrie of Rowlands Castle, Hampshire. Husband of Mrs. Mary Barrie of Yew Tree Cottage, Elm Grove, West Barnham. Born in North Havant, Hampshire and enlisted in Bognor. Formerly with the South Downs Battalions. Buried Beersheba War Cemetery, Palestine 1.


Phillip John Thomas
(The Rev)

Chaplain 1st Class, 1st County of London Yeomanry, The Middlesex Hussars. Egypt. Died in Ismailia 16th June 1915. Age 50. Son of Philip and Maria Blakeway. Husband of Mrs. Sybil Blakeway of “The Cottage” Halnaker. Buried Ismailia War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt.


George Herbert.

Major, 7th Battalion, The Suffolk Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action at Cambrai 30th November 1917. Commemorated on The Cambrai Memorial MR.17.


Wilfred Charles

Bombardier 93848, 33rd Division Ammunition Column, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action near Ypres 28th August 1917. Aged 24. Son of Mrs M. A. and Mr. Hooker of Pear Tree Cottage, Walberton. Born in Arundel and enlisted in Chichester. Buried Coxyde Military Cemetery, Belgium B. 24



Signal Boy J/37893, H.M.S. “Vanguard”, Royal Navy. Lost with the ship when it blew up at Scapa Flow 9th July 1917. Aged 17. Son of Walter and Fanny Knight of The Green, Walberton. Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial MR.3.


William Edward

Private L/8206, 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action at Monchy 3rd May 1917. Born in Walberton and enlisted in Chichester. Next of kin, Walberton. Regular previously with the 2nd Battalion. Commemorated on The Arras Memorial



Private 127137, The Labour Corps, Aldershot Command. Died in Egginton Hall Military Hospital, South Derbyshire, 30th June 1918. Aged 45. Born in Coldwaltham and enlisted in Chichester. Formerly with the Royal Fusiliers. Next of kin, Walberton. Son of William and Harriett Puttick from Coldwaltham, he was baptised 23rd February 1873 at Coldwaltham. In 1891 he was a general labour in the Coldwaltham. Buried St. Wilfred’s Churchyard, Egginton, Debyshire.



Private, G/14175, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Killed in action near Ypres 29th March 1918. Aged 33 Husband of Mrs. E. Skinner of Hope Cottage, Basham Lane, Walberton. Born in Five Oaks and enlisted in Chichester. Buried Buffs Road Cemetery, Belgium B. 94


Frederick Cecil

Corporal L/14415, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Fusiliers. 29th Division. Killed in action during the Gallipoli landings 25th April 1915. Aged 22. Son of Mr and Mrs David Southern of Rose Cottage, Walberton. Born in Wimbledon, Surrey and enlisted in London. Commemorated on The Helles Memorial MR.4.



Private G/14176, 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action at Arras 9th April 1917. Aged 38. Husband of Mrs Edith Mabel Squires of Walberton. Born in Aldingbourne and enlisted in Arundel. Commemorated on The Arras Memorial MR.20.


John William

Private G/21731, 10th Battalion, The Royal West Surrey Regiment. 41st Division. Killed in action at Ypres 6th August 1917. Aged 26. Son of Mr and Mrs J. West of The Terrace, Walberton. Husband of Mrs Gertrude Ellen West, of St. Johns School, Leatherhead, Surrey. Born in Walberton and enlisted in Bognor. Resident of Partridge Green. Formerly with the Sussex Yeomanry. Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium MR.29

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