The Servicemen of Bognor and District


Who died in the First World War

Recorded on Local War Memorials

and in other sources

Research by John M. Hawkins

2015

The Great War Memorials of Bognor and District

In 1919, a temporary cenotaph was erected at the junction of West Street and High Street.   In 1921 a permanent cenotaph, in granite, was unveiled at the top end of Waterloo Square, and in 1936 this was moved to its present site outside the Town Hall.   After the Second World War the dates 1939 and 1945 were added.   Neither of these two cenotaphs bore any names.

 Also after the First World War, a reredos was commissioned for St. John’s Church in London Road.   It was consecrated in 1920, and was donated by the inhabitants of Bognor in memory of their fellow townsmen, and their relatives and friends, who gave their lives in the Great War of 1914 – 1918.    After the demolition of St. John’s, the reredos was transferred to St. Wilfrid’s, which had become the Parish Church.   A Roll of Honour in the form of a book was also produced, containing the names of 222 servicemen from the area who had died in the War.  

The Parish of South Bersted produced its own memorial, which is on the wall inside the church.   It contains 104 names.

 In the Lady Chapel of St. Wilfrid’s there is a tall pew, on the back of which are carved the names of 24 former pupils of Holyrood School in Victoria Drive, who died whilst serving during WW1.

   

 The real War Memorial for Bognor was the War Memorial Hospital itself, in Chichester Road.   It was originally in ‘Springfield’, previously a private house.  The Bognor Observer for Wednesday 23rd July 1919 reported the opening of the hospital, and mentioned the ‘fine memorial tablet on which is to be placed the names of those men of Bognor and the district who have fallen in the war’.

When the size of this hospital was found to be insufficient for its purpose, an appeal for funds was launched for a new building.   The new Bognor War Memorial Hospital was officially opened on 24th September 1932   A report on its first year was published in the Bognor Regis Post dated 30th December 1933, and included the comment:  ‘Entering the oak panelled hall, the first thing that catches the eye is the list of those from this district who fell during the war.’   This was the oak memorial that had formerly been in the original house.   It is now in the much more recently erected present building.  

Intriguingly, the report goes on to state: ‘And here I may mention a curious mistake that was made when the list was compiled.   It contains the name of a member of a well-known local family who served in the war, but returned unscathed’.  

 In fact, this memorial contains the names of three men who served during the war and survived it.   Two of them are also in the Roll of Honour.   The Hospital memorial also shows the name of a woman, Elizabeth Kate Franklin.   She had been married to a sailor who was killed in action in 1914, and later married a soldier, who survived.   A civilian, she died in December 1918 and is buried in Bognor Cemetery. 

The surrounding parishes of Aldingbourne, Eastergate, Felpham, Pagham and Yapton produced their own memorials.   There were two War Memorial Cottages in Felpham, later converted into a single dwelling.   In the porch is a memorial tablet inscribed with the names of the Felpham WW1 dead.   The list differs from that on the memorial in Felpham Church.

There seems to have been no set method in the preparation of lists of names for any of these memorials, and it is quite common for the same name to appear on two or more of them, and for there to be differences in spellings and initials.  

The accompanying list includes 439 names and represents an attempt to include every serviceman from the Bognor area who died during World War One.   This area includes Bognor, Bersted, Pagham, Felpham and Middleton.   Names from Aldingbourne, Chichester, Eastergate and Yapton are only included if they also appear of one of the Bognor memorials.

 There are four categories of serviceman included:

a   The majority, who are named on a memorial and have a known local connection.

b   Those named on a memorial and identified, but with no local connection discovered.

c   Those with a known local connection, but not named on any local memorial.

d   Those named on memorial where the individual has not been identified.

Christian names are normally represented by initials only, and details of rank or service unit are not given on the majority of local memorials.   Many of these contain errors of varying significance.   When the book containing the Bognor Roll of Honour went missing, a replacement was commissioned, based on the Hospital Memorial.   In addition to the mistakes already there, it contained a lot of new errors.   Fortunately, the original volume has been found and is now in St. Wilfrid’s Church.

Another type of memorial was the bronze plaque awarded to the next of kin of each serviceman who died as a result of the war.   This illustration is of the plaque that was given to the family of Stoker P.O. Richard John Gumbrell, who was born and bred in Bognor, but whose name, strangely, does not appear on any of the local memorials.    

Statistics

 

Of the 438 men listed, 122 served in the Royal Sussex Regiment.   Not surprisingly, in view of the town’s coastal situation, the next largest group, of 59, served in the Royal and Merchant Navies and the Royal Marines.   Well over half of those in the Royal Navy were career sailors who had enlisted before the War.

 

Thirty nine served in the Regiments of the neighbouring counties of Kent, Surrey and Hampshire.   The Bognor Roll of Honour says that it is also in memory of the men of the 2/9th Battalion of the Hampshire Regiment, which had been stationed in Bognor.   However, although nine of the men listed are shown as having served in the Hampshires, none were from that particular Battalion.

 

Twenty eight men were in the Royal Artillery.   Twenty six were in the Royal Fusiliers and the other London Regiments.   Ten joined the KRRC and the Rifle Brigade.   Ten were in the Guards, and eight in the Cavalry and Yeomanry.   Seven served in Scots Regiments, six in Irish, and none in Welsh.   Eight were in either the RFC, the RNAS, or the RAF.

 

Fourteen served in Colonial forces, of whom seven were in Canadian units.   One was a member of an United States unit.

 

These figures may change as further identifications are made, and in view of the many unresolved queries, this publication should be considered as a continuing work in progress.   I shall be grateful for any comments, corrections and additions.

 

John Hawkins

August 2015

 

 In the following table, after each man’s name the following details [where known] are given:

 Rank.     Service number.     Unit.     Previous units.     How died.     Date of Death.     Age at Death    

 Local memorials where man’s name appears [see abbreviations]     Where born.     Where enlisted.  

 Where living when enlisted.    Family.    Cemetery [and grave reference]     Memorial if no known grave

 Honours and awards.      Other details and comments.

 

 

Abbreviations

Al  Aldingbourne War Memorial
B Bognor Roll of Honour, St. Wilfrid's
BOC Bishop Otter College
Bur Buried
BWM British War Medal
Ch Chichester  War Memorials
CWGC   Commonwealth War Graves Commission
DCM Distinguished Conduct Medal
D of W Died of Wounds
DSO Distinguished Service Order
Eg Eastergate War Memorial
Enl Enlisted
Fc Felpham Cottages Memorial
Fe Felpham War Memorial in Church
H Hospital War Memorial
Hs Holyrood School Memorial, St. Wilfrid’s
IGI International Genealogical Index
K in A Killed in Action
KSA; QSA King’s (Queen’s)  South Africa Medal, Boer War
 Liv Living at [when enlisting]
MC Military Cross
MiD Mentioned in Despatches
MM Military Medal
MSM Meritorious Service Medal
Pa Pagham War Memorial
SB South Bersted War Memorial in Church
SD Soldiers Died publications
SW St. Wilfrid’s Church
Yp Yapton War Memorial in Church

 

    Bognor and District   WW1 Service Deaths

Name

Details

ABRAHAM, William Vernon

Private  75488    Royal Army Medical Corps, 16th Field Ambulance.  Previously served in Surrey Yeomanry.    K in A.   22 Apr 1917   Age 30.   Local memorials: B; H; SB.  Born Bognor.   Enl. Aldershot.  Liv. Farnham, Surrey.   Son of George Abraham and Mary, née Francis, of 6 St. Margaret’s Terrace, Longford Road, Bognor.    Philosophe British Cemetery,  Mazingarbe,   Pas de Calais   I. O. 55.     BWM and Victory Medal.

 

AGER, Albert

Corporal    9329     Bedfordshire Regiment, 2nd Bn.    D of W   1 Nov 1914  

Age 24.   Local memorial: None.   Born, liv. and enl. Bedford.   Son of Harry Ager and Emma née, Biggs, of Bedford.   Husband of Elizabeth Emily Ager,

née Bennett, of 109 Tavistock Street, Bedford.     Brother of Fanny Puckett, née Ager, of Henry Street, Bognor.   Wimereux Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais.   1.A.6.     1914 Star and clasp,  BWM and Victory Medal.

 

AGER, Walter Thomas

Corporal   8105    Hampshire Regiment, 1st Bn.    D of W    23 Nov 1914 
Age 25.    Local memorial: None.   Born Dartford.    Liv. Sittingbourne, Kent.   Son of the late Walter Ager and Harriet, née Gilbert, of 4 Chaffes Cottages, Upchurch, Sittingbourne, Kent.   Relative of Fanny Puckett, née Ager, of Henry Street, Bognor.    Trois Arbres Cemetery, Steenwerck,  Nord.  II.R.10

1914 Star, BWM and Victory Medal.

 

AGER, William

Private 400786   4th  Canadian Mounted Rifles.  Died  14 Sep 1916  Age 34.  

Local mem: H.   Son of Harry Ager and Emma, née Biggs of 3 Canning St Bedford, husband of Eva Mary Ager, née Prior, of 2 Prospect Ave, West London, Ontario, Canada.   Brother of Fanny Puckett, née Ager, of Henry Street, Bognor. Vimy Memorial, Pas de Calais   

 

ALLEN, Alfred George

Rifleman   44539    King’s Royal Rifle Corps, 1st Bn.   Formerly TR/13/58745,   

20th T.R. Bn.    K in A    23 Aug 1918    Age 18.    Local memorials: B;  H.     Born & Liv. Bognor.   Enl. Chichester.    Son of George Allen and Ellen Edith, née Grant, of Nyewood Cottage, Bognor.       Vis en Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais.   

BWM and Victory Medal.   

 

ALLEN, Henry

Petty Officer    191506    HMS Good Hope    Killed in action at the Battle of Coronel,   1 Nov 1914    Age 34      Local memorials:       B;  H;  Yp.     Son the late George Allen and Rose, née Kilham,    of  3 Halkham Cottages, Yapton.   Portsmouth Naval Memorial.     1914/15 Star, BWM and Victory Medal.

 

ALLEN, Matthew

Chief Boatswain    HMS Vivid    Died, Home    18 Jul 1917   Age 53. 

Local memorial: None.   Born Oving.   Husband of Edith E. Allen, née Welcome, of ‘Balmoral’  Canada Grove, Bognor.

Ford Park Cemetery, Plymouth. Church P.12.47.

 

ANDERSON-MORSHEAD, Rupert Henry

Lieutenant Colonel.     Devonshire Regiment,   Commanding 1st Bn.   K in A  

27 May 1918.   Age 32.    Local memorial: B.   Born Kensington.    Son of

John Y. and Helen B. Anderson-Morshead of Lusways, Sidmouth.   Husband of Lucy H. Anderson-Morshead, née Dunlop, Wayside, Lingfield, Surrey.    

Soissons Memorial, Aisne.   Awarded DSO.   MiD 3 times.   Croix de Guerre & Palm.   1914 Star and clasp, BWM and Victory Medal.   

Bognor connection not known.

 

ANDREWS, Richard Theodore Montague

Sapper    170413   Royal Engineers.   Died 28 Feb 1919   Age 31   Registered as civilian death Westhampnett Registration District.   Local memorials: H;  SB.  Born Alton 1888.   Enl. & liv. Bognor.   Son of William Andrews and Eliza, née Westbrook, of Alton.   Husband of Ann Andrews, née Bone, of 9 Elm Grove, Bognor.  Burial  untraced.   BWM and Victory Medal.         

 

ARBEN, Walter Ernest

Private    G/1151     Royal Sussex Regiment, 2nd Bn.     K in A  9 May 1915   

Age 18.    Local memorials:  B;  H;  SB.   Born Poplar, Middx.   Enl. and liv. Bognor.   Son of the late Walter Arben and Mrs Ruth Shrubb  (formerly Arben, née Hill) of 8 Essex Road, Bognor.     Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais.  1914/15 Star, BWM and Victory Medal.

 

ASHCROFT, Edward

Gunner   102259    Royal Garrison Artillery, 234th Siege Battery.       D of W 

17 Jul 1917.   Age 30.   Local memorials: B;  H.   Born Croxton, Cambridgeshire.     Enl. Chichester.   Liv. Felpham.   Son of Thomas Ashcroft  and Martha Selina, née Riseley, of Croxton, nr. St. Neots, Cambs.  Husband of   Fanny Ashcroft, née Robertson of Resthome Cottage, Cocking, Near Midhurst.    Brandhoek Military Cemetery, Belgium.    I. M. 28.     BWM and Victory Medal.

 

ATTRIDGE, Sydney George

Rifleman   R/40595   King’s Royal Rifle Corps, att. 9th Bn.,  County of London Regiment (Q. Victoria’s Rifles)   [SD says previously GS/4206 in a Cavalry Regt. but no details traced.]    K in A  25 Aug 1918   Age 19.   Local memorials: H;  SB.    Born Landport, Hants.   Enl. Paddington, Middx.   Liv. Bognor.   Son of the late Thomas Attridge and Sarah, formerly Thresher, née Harris, of 15 Gravits Lane, Bognor.    Vis en Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais.   BWM and Victory Medal. 

[There are four different versions of his forenames in various sources]

 

BACON, Charles

Private    GS/37548    Royal Fusiliers, 2nd Bn.     D of W  13 May 1917   Age 28 Local memorials:  B;  H.  SB.   Born London.  Enl. Chichester.   Liv. Bognor.   Grandson of William Bacon and Harriet, née Horton, with whom he lived until his marriage to    Elizabeth, née Bartholomew, of Alpha Cottage,   Sheepwash Lane, Bognor.   Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun, Pas de Calais. IV.  G.  17.     BWM and Victory Medal.

 

BAILEY, Andrew

Gunner  90151    Royal Garrison Artillery, 1st/1st (W. Riding) Bde.   D of W  

26 Jul 1918.   Age 37.   Local memorials: FC; Fe.   Born and liv. Felpham.  

Enl. Bognor.   Son of George Bailey and the late Charlotte, née Bennett, of Comet Cottage, Felpham.   Husband of Martha Kathleen, née Witcher, of Wick Lane Cottage, Felpham.   Houchin British Cem., Pas de Calais, France   II. C. 11.   BWM and Victory Medal.

 

BAILEY, Gerald Hinton

2nd Lieutenant  Durham Light Infantry, 13th Bn.     D of W   20 Oct 1915.  

Age 21.   Local memorial: Hs.   Born Micheldever, Hants.    Son of Frederick Hinton Bailey and Gertrude Agatha Ellen, née Southam, of ‘Stoke Charytie’, Erpingham Road, Bournemouth.    Attended Holyrood School, Bognor.   Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France.  1.C.126.  

1914/15 Star, BWM and Victory Medal.  

 

BAILEY, Leonard

Petty Officer    194248     HMS Invincible    K in A   at the Battle of Jutland  

31 May 1916    Age 34.   Local memorials: B;  H.   Son of Thomas Bailey of Ockley Rd, Bognor and the late Agnes, née Goldring.    Husband of Lucy Agnes Susan Lamble, née Gurr, of 29 Worsney Street, Eastney, Portsmouth.   Served at the Battles of Heligoland Bight and Falkland Islands.    

Portsmouth Naval Memorial.   1914/15 Star, BWM and Victory Medal. 

  

BAILEY, Walter William

Private   G/16401   Royal Sussex Regiment, 13th Bn.   Previously Private. 2970, Army Cyclist Corps.   K in A   3 Nov 1916.   Age 41.      Local memorials:

H;  Fc: Fe.   Born Tangmere;  Enl Bognor.   Son of  the late James Bailey and Fanny, née Ellis, of Tangmere Road, Chichester.  Husband of Alice, née Ruff, of 2 Gordon Terrace, Sea Road, Felpham.      Thiepval Memorial, Somme.  

BWM and Victory Medal.

 

BAKER, Harold

Private   F/3090   Middlesex Regiment, 2nd Bn.   K in A    23 Oct 1916  

Age 20.   Local memorials:  B; H.     Born and liv. Bognor.     Enl. Chichester. 

Son of the late Charles Baker, and Mary Ann, née Philpot, of 3 Bedford Street, Bognor.     Brother of William.    Thiepval Memorial, Somme. 

BWM and Victory Medal. 

 

BAKER, Reginald John

Company Sergeant Major   8212   Seaforth Highlanders, 1st Bn, att. 2nd Bn.  

K in A    7 Nov 1914.   Age 32    Local memorials: B;  H.      Born Fisherton, Salisbury, Wiltshire.   Enl. Winchester, Hampshire.   Son of the late Charles George Baker and Ellen, née Chandler, of Andover, Hampshire.  

Husband of Alice Grace, née Vine, of 25 Argyle Road, Bognor.   Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais.   Had previously served on the North West Frontier of India, 1908.   1914 Star and clasp, BWM and Victory Medal.

 

BAKER, William Richard

Private   28818   Border Regiment, 11th Bn.   Previously Private. 86832, Middlesex Regiment.   K in A   2 Dec 1917.   Age 31.   Local memorials: H;  S.  [showing initials as W.E.]   Born Bognor.  Enlisted Mill Hill, liv. Finchley.   Son of the late Charles Baker, and Mary Ann, née Philpot.   Husband of Ethel M. Baker (née Barrett),  of 64 Congreve Road, Well Hall, Eltham.   Brother of Harold.   Tyne Cot Memorial, Flanders.   BWM and Victory Medal. 

 

BALE, Arthur Percy

Private   29503  Hampshire Regiment, 2nd Bn.     Previously Private 21216   Hampshire Regiment.   K in A   17 Oct 1916.    Age 20   Local memorials: B; H.   Born Paddington, London.   Enl. Southampton.   Liv. Bognor.   Son of Frank Bale and Kate Eliza née McLellan, of Milford House, The Steyne, Bognor.       Thiepval Memorial, Somme.   BWM and Victory Medal.

 

BARRETT, Frank Alfred

Corporal  9793    4th (Queen’s Own) Hussars.    D of W  19 Dec 1914.  Age 19.   Local memorials:  B;  H;  Fc; Fe.   Born Watford, Hertfordshire.   Enl. Chichester.   Liv. Felpham.     Son of Henry James Barrett and Theodosia, née Newman,

of The Orchards, Bognor.     Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, Pas de Calais. III.B.48.   1914 Star and clasp, BWM and Victory Medal.

 

BARRON, Harry

Lance Corporal.  G/1049   Royal Sussex Regiment,   7th Bn.  D of W   5 Aug 1915   Age 34   Local memorials:  B;  H;  SB.   Born Murrow, Cambridgeshire.   Enl. Chichester.    Grandson of Thomas and Alice Barron.    Probably son of Rhoda Barron.   Husband of Annie, née Lissette, of Longford Rd, Bognor.   

Cité Bonjean Military Cemetery,  Armentières, Nord.  IX.A.49.  

1914/15 Star, BWM and Victory Medal.

 

BARROW, Harry

Private.    201041    Royal Fusiliers, 1st Bn.      Previously  Private   3185

Royal Fusiliers.    Died 9 Apr 1917.    Age 29.   Local memorials: B;  H;  SB.  

Born 1888 Bognor.    Son of William Barrow and Caroline, née Caplin, of 8 Chapel Street, Bognor.   Husband of Ada E., née Styles.  

Neuville Vitasse Military Cemetery Memorial, Pas de Calais.  

1914/15 Star, BWM and Victory Medal.

 

BARTON, Newman Henry

Lance Corporal. G/68982  Queen’s Royal West Surrey Regiment, 1st. Bn.

K in A.  29 Oct 1918.    Age 19.   Local memorials:  B;  H.   Born Streatham, London.   Enl. Brighton.   Liv.  Steyne, Bognor.   Son of Alfred Newman Barton and Annie Elizabeth, née Longman, of 1 Buckingham Place, Steyne, Bognor.     Mont Huon Military  Cemetery, Le  Tréport, Seine Maritime, France  VII L 2A   

BWM and Victory Medal.

 

BAXTER, William Charles

Guardsman.   11485    Scots Guards,  2nd Bn.   D of W.  19 May 1915.  Age 20.   Local memorials:  H;  Fc; Fe.   Born Thurso, Caithness, Scotland.   Enl. London.   Liv. Bognor.   Son of William Baxter (Chief Officer, H.M. Coastguards) and Ann, née McGowan, of Bruntlands, The Grove, Felpham.      Chocques Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais.   I  C  35.   1914/15 Star, BWM and Victory Medal.

 

BEAL, Arthur Reginald George

Fleet Paymaster, RN.   HMS Goliath.   K in A  with Turkish destroyer in the Dardanelles.   13 May 1915.   Age 50.   Local memorials:  B;  H.   Born in Waterlooville, Hampshire.   Son of Chief Engineer William E. Beal, R.N., and Mary Anne, née Chubb.   Husband of May née Morris.   Chatham Naval Memorial.   Egypt Medal 1882;  QSA and KSA medals from Boer War.  

WW1 medal entitlement not traced – likely to have been 1914/15 Star, BWM and Victory Medal.      Bognor connection not known.

 

BEALE, Alfred William

Acting Sergeant  G/931   Royal Sussex Regiment, 7th Bn.  K in A.   9 Apr 1917.  Age 24.   Local memorials: B; H.   Born Bournemouth.   Enl. Horsham.     Son of Alfred Beale and Elizabeth, née Forfeitt, of Hove.   Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais.    Awarded MM.   MiD.   1914/15 Star, BWM and Victory Medal.

 

BEER, F.

Local memorial:  H. Shows as Trooper.   Might be Private 73274 Frank Beer of the Labour Corps, formerly Pte. 45905 of the Queen’s West Surrey Regiment,  who D. of W   4 Oct 1917   Age 30.   Born Heyshott Green.   Enl. Byfleet.   Son of Arthur Beer and Rosetta, née  Holden, of Heyshott, Sussex.   A very distant relative of brothers Frank Hugh and Gilbert – they shared 3rd great grandparents    [Or is this entry an error for Frank Hugh ?]

 

BEER, Frank Hugh

Private.    L/9064     Royal Sussex Regiment, 2nd Bn.    K in A      17 Aug 1916.   Age 21.    Local memorials:  H;  Fc; Fe.   Born Felpham.   Enl. Chichester.   Son of Francis Beer and Clara Kate G., née Gilbert, of Clive Villa, Clyde Road, Felpham.   Brother of Gilbert.    Thiepval Memorial, Somme.   1914 Star, BWM and Victory Medal.     [Felpham shows as Hugh;  Hospital Memorial has initial H, but GRO gives Frank Hugh, and so do Medal Index, and Register of Soldiers’ Effects.   1911 Census gives Frank only.] 

 

BEER, Gilbert

Private.   TF/200421.   Royal Sussex Regiment, 4th Bn.    Previously Private 4/2053   Royal Sussex Regiment.   K in A.  26 Mar 1917.  Age 18.   Local memorials:  Fc; Fe.   Born and liv. Felpham.   Enl. Horsham.      Son of Francis Beer and Clara Kate G., née Gilbert, of Clive Villa, Clyde Road, Felpham.   Brother of Frank Hugh, but not on the Hospital Memorial.     Jerusalem Memorial      1914/15 Star, BWM and Victory Medal.

     

BEGG, Robert James

Private.  G/14190  Queen’s Regiment., 7th Bn.    D of W. 1 Dec 1916.  Age 26   Local memorials: H;  SB.   Born Frimley, Sy.     Enl. Bognor.   Liv. S. Bersted.     Son of Robert Begg and Annie, née Forsdyke,  of Camberley.   Husband of Annie Tomsett (formerly Begg, née Greenfield) of ‘Lyola’, Gordon Avenue, Bognor.    St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, Seine Maritime.   O.  III.  M.  8.     BWM and Victory Medal.

 

BELL, Frank Marwood

Private.   M2 147364  Army Service Corps.   Local memorial: H.  

Born Northallerton.   Medal Roll says discharged 11 Feb 1919.  Ref. King’s Regs 392, xvi: ‘No longer physically fit for service’.  Died 27 Sep1921 Age 39   Son of Thomas Bell and Mary Ann, née Marwood, of Northallerton.  Husband of Gwendoline, née Booker, of Alexandra Terrace, Clarence Rd.    Bur. Hawthorn Rd. Cemetery, Bognor, 842 A Con Old.   On gravestone:  ‘Wounded Ypres 1917’.    Not listed by CWGC.   BWM and Victory Medal.  

 

BENHAM, Harry Charles

Private.   TF 200650   Royal Sussex Regiment, 1st/4th Bn.   Previously Pte 4/2561 Royal Sussex Regiment.    K in A  19 Apr 1917.   Age 21.  Local memorials:  B;  H.   Born and liv. Bognor.   Enl. Horsham.   Son of George Benham and the late Mary, née Lee, of Wood Street, Bognor.     

Gaza War Cemetery.   XXIV.  F.  I.     1914/15 Star, BWM and Victory Medal.

 

BENNETT, Albert Armand

Private.   GSSR/186.   Royal Sussex Regiment, 7th Bn.   Died of appendicitis   

17 Oct 1918.   Age 41.   Local memorials:  B;  H;  SB.   Born Colwyn Bay.  

Enl. Chichester.   Son of the late Albert Bennett, and Davidine, née Armand, from Geneva.   Husband of Flora,  née Biles, of ‘Herondean’, Lyon Street, Bognor.   Houchin British Cemetery, Pas de Calais   III.  A.  14.  

1914/15 Star, BWM and Victory Medal.

 

BENNETT, Robert Alan

Private.   73489.   Notts & Derby Regiment. 15th Bn.   K in A   22 Apr 1918.  

Age 19.   Local memorials:  B;  H.   Born and liv. Bognor.   Enl. Chichester.  

Son of Frederick Andrew Bennett and Alice, née Mason, of 20 Ockley Rd.   Martinsart British Cemetery, Somme    I.  C.  39.     BWM and Victory Medal.

 

BERNAND, C.

Private.   Local memorials:  B;  H.  The only soldier with this name, initial and rank was Pte Charles Henry Bernand, of the Wiltshire Regiment, who did not die in WW1, but was discharged.    [Or is this an error for E. Burnand?]

 

BICKNELL, Frank

Corporal.   200744.   East Surrey Regiment., 1/5th Bn.   Died.  3 Jan 1919 

Age 27.  Local  memorials:  H;  SB.   Born and liv. Bognor.   Enl. Wimbledon, Sy.   Son of George Thomas Bicknell and Alice Ann, née  Hedgelong, of ‘Moorings’  Felpham Rd, Bognor.   Bur. Southampton (Hollybrook) Cemetery,  B. 01.10.   BWM and Victory Medal.

 

BISHOP, Cyril Walter

Carpenter’s Crew, RN.  M/32433.  HMS Victory.  Died 18 Sep 1918.   Age 18   Local memorial: SB.   Born Tully, Ireland.   Son of Henry and the late Caroline Bishop of 3 Nelson Cottages, Ivy Lane, South Bersted.   Bur. Felpham (St. Mary) Churchyard, 57, in SW part.   British War Medal.

 

BISHOP, Herbert James Burt

Able Seaman.   218925.   Career sailor, joined in 1902.   HMS Scott   K in A,  possibly with submarine,  15 Aug 1918.   Age 31.     Local memorial: H.  

Born Hastings.   Son of the late James Bishop (Chief Petty Officer, R.N.), and Mrs J. Bishop of Hastings.   Husband of Margaret Mary, née Miles, of 46 Upper Milton Road, Gillingham, Kent.     Chatham Naval Memorial.    

BWM and Victory Medal.    Bognor connection not known.

 

BISHOP, Thomas Humphrey

Private.   TR/10/27534.   Royal Fusiliers, 31st (Training Reserve) Battalion.    Died in Military Hospital,  Dover  22 Apr 1917   Age 18.     Local memorials: H; SB.   Born Finchley.  Enl. Chichester.    Liv. North Bersted.   Son of the late Mr Sidney Harold Bishop of Friern Park, Finchley, and Mrs Hilda Mary Cowley (formerly Bishop, née Boyce) of ‘Westfield’, North Bersted.   Bognor Cemetery.   2393.  No medal entitlement found.  Presumably he did not serve in a war zone.

  

BISHOP, William Ford

Gunner.   169456.    Royal Field Artillery, ‘Y’ 66th TM Battery.   Died in German Field Hospital,  27 Mar 1918 approx.  Age 39.  Local memorial: B.   Born Bognor.   Enl. and liv. Tunbridge Wells, Kent.   Son of Sophy  Mary Bishop.   Husband of Annie, née Ashby, of 43 Nelson Road, Tunbridge Wells.   Honnechy British Cemetery, Nord, France   II.  C.  51.  BWM and Victory Medal.

 

BLACK,  E.L.

 

Local memorials:  H;  SB.     Also found as Bleck.  

See Blech, the correct spelling.  

 

BLACKMAN, Frederick James

Private.   G/11464.   Royal Sussex Regiment, 1/4th Bn.    D of W 2 Sep 1918.  Age 18.   Local memorials: H;  Pa.  Born Angmering.    Enl. Chichester.   Liv. Pagham.   Son of John Blackman and Sarah Ellen, née Humphrey, of Pagham.   Brother of Maurice.     St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, Seine Maritime.

 H.  O.  23.  BWM and Victory Medal.

  

BLACKMAN, Maurice Henry

Private.   G/4615.   Royal Sussex Regiment, 2nd Bn.   K in A  9 May 1915. 

Age 23.    Local memorials:  H;  Pa.    Born Coldwaltham.   Enl. Chichester.    Liv. Pagham.   Son of John Blackman and Sarah Ellen, née Humphrey, of Pagham.   Brother of Frederick.      Le Touret Memorial Pas de Calais.  

1914/15 Star, BWM and Victory Medal.

 

BLAGROVE, Cecil Richard

Flight Lieutenant.    Royal Naval Air Service.    Killed in air combat   7 Feb 1917.  Age 20.    Local memorial: B.    Born Wandsworth.    Flying certificate achieved in October 1915.     Son of  Stanley Freeth Blagrove  (professor of music)  and Millicent Eliza,  née Wilde, of 170 Kingston Road, Wimbledon, Surrey.    Gent City Cemetery, Flanders. B. 1A.     His name is on ‘Honour Sheet’ for taking part in attacks on enemy aerodrome in April and May 1916.   Medal entitlement not traced, but should include BWM and Victory Medal.     

Bognor connection not known.

  

BLECH, Evelyn Louis

2nd Lieutenant.   Machine Gun Corps, 73rd Bn.    Previously in East Surrey Regiment, 12th Bn.    K in A.   18 Aug 1916.    Age 20.   Local memorials: H:  SB   Born  Constantinople.   Attended Middleton School, Bognor,  then Marlborough College.   Son of Edward Charles Blech, C.M.G., and Mrs Helen Blech

of 33 Bedford Gardens, London W.8.   Guillemont Rd. Cemetery, Somme, France.   III.N.5.    BWM and Victory Medal.   (Various sources spell Bleck or Black.   Blech is the correct version)

 

BLISS, Charles James

Sergeant.   G/5427.    Royal Sussex Regiment, 9th Bn.    K in A.   4 Nov 1918.    Age 33. Local memorials:  H;  SB.       Born Walthamstow, Essex.   Enl. Bognor.   Son of George Bliss, navy pensioner, and Mary Ann, née Hulls.   Husband of Edith Ellen, née Field.   Cross Roads Cemetery, Fontaine-au-Bois, Nord, France.  I.F.7.    Awarded MM.   1914/15 Star, BWM and Victory Medal.

 

BONIFACE, Charles Louis

Stoker 1st Class, RN.   K/5397/(PO)     A career sailor, joined in 1910. 

 HMS Niger.   D. of W.   11 Nov 1914.  Age 23.  Local memorials:  H;  Fc; Fe.   Born Felpham.   Son of George Boniface, a naval pensioner, and Elizabeth, née Fuller, of 1 Manor Cottages, Felpham.        Bur:  Deal Cemetery, Kent.  4.  1684.   1914/15 Star, BWM and Victory Medal.

     

BONIFACE, James

Private.   21021.     Royal Berkshire Regiment, 8th Bn.   K in A.   3 Sep 1916.

Age 36   Local memorials: H.    Born Bognor.    Enl. Birmingham.   

Son of Robert Boniface and Fanny, née Allen,  of Essex Road, Bognor.  

Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.     BWM and Victory Medal.

 

BONIFACE, John Charles

Private.   [Hosp.  Memorial shows as Sergeant.]    G/3245.   Royal Sussex Regiment, 9th Bn..   K in A.   25-28 Sep 1915.   Age 17.   Local memorials: B; H.  Born Chichester.   Enl. and liv. Bognor.   Son of John Boniface and Ada Amy, née Mant, of Police Cottages, Station Road, Bognor.   Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais.  

1914/15 Star, BWM and Victory Medal. 

 

BONWELL, W.H.

Local memorial: B.   No details traced.   No serviceman with this surname listed by CWGC.   (Various spellings investigated)

 

BOOKER, Sidney John

Private.   G/40162.   Middlesex, 1st Bn.   Formerly 3069, Sussex Yeomanry.  

K in A.  28 Oct 1916.  Age 19.   Local memorials:  B;  H;  SB.  Born and liv.  Bognor.   Enl. Brighton.   Son of Arthur John Booker and Eliza, née Taylor, of 2 Brookfield Terrace,   Highfield Road, Bognor.    Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.   BWM and Victory Medal.

 

BOSTOCK, Lionel Southey

2nd Cpl.  107094.   3 Div. Signal Company, Canadian Engineers.    K in A. 

20 Sep 1916.  Age 28.   Local memorial:  Hs.   Born Chichester.   Son of Alfred Stileman Bostock, surgeon, and Ellen Southey, née Baker, of Chichester.   Attended Holyrood School, Bognor.      Albert Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France.  I.  O.  26.

 

BOWLEY, William

Private.   SD/4006.   Royal Sussex Regiment, 13th Bn.    K in A.   23 Mar 1918.   Age 23  Local memorials:  B;  H;  Al.   Born & liv. Aldingbourne.   Enl. Chichester.   Son of Charles Edwin Bowley and Mary, née Roberts,

of Limmer Pond, Aldingbourne.       Pozières Memorial, Somme, France.  

BWM and Victory Medal.

 

BRIDGER, George William

Private.   G/4214.   Royal Sussex Regiment, 9th Bn.   K in A.  17 Jun 1916.  

Age 21    Local memorials: Fc; Fe.    Born East Grinstead.    Enl. Chichester.  

Son of the late George Bridger and Edith Harriett, née  Phillips, of 4 Manor Cottages, Felpham.   Buried: Ration Farm   (La Plus Douve) Annexe, Hainault, Belgium.   II.  A.  30.      1914/15 Star, BWM and Victory Medal. 

 

BRITTON, William James

 

Sergeant.   SR/190.   Royal Sussex Regiment, 3rd Bn.   Previously served in 2nd Vol. Bn., R. Sussex Regiment.   (Had been a merchant seaman)  Died of acute pneumonia   19 Mar 1918.   Age 36.    Local memorials:  H;  SB.     Born Portslade     Enl. Chichester.   Liv. Bognor.    Son of William Britton and Annie, née Kill, of Felpham.   Husband of Alice Rose, née Lambert, of 1 Ivy Lane, South Bersted.     Bur:  Bognor Cemetery   2330.   No medal entitlement found, as presumably he did not serve in a war zone.

 

BROCKHURST, Edwin Thomas Steven

Private.  63286.  Labour Corps.    Formerly 33171  Royal Fusiliers.     D of W.   

10 Jan 1918.  Age 31.  Local memorials: H;  SB.  Born Westhampnett .  Enl. Chichester.   Liv. Bognor.   Son of the late Edward Brockhurst of Westhampnett and Mary Jane Stenning, formerly Brockhurst, née Steer.   Husband of Kate Amy Brockhurst, née Shergold, of Spire View, North Bersted.  

Bur: Bognor Cemetery.   2319.   BWM and Victory Medal.

 

BROOKE, Frank Washington

Private.   9348.   South African Infantry, 2nd Regiment.    K in A. 12 Oct 1916.   Age 37.   Local memorials: Fc; Fe.   Born Hackney.   Son of the late George Brooke and Frances Anne, née Brooke also,  of Leadenhall Market, London.     Thiepval Memorial, Somme.   Local connection:  Sisters Mary F. and Annie G. Brooke both living at Church Cottage, Felpham. 

 

BROOKS,  Frederick James

Corporal.   70680.   Royal Field Artillery, A Bty. 15 Bde.  K in A   8 Oct 1917.   Age 25.   Local memorials:  B;  H.   Born West Ham.   Son of the late Benjamin Brooks, and Sarah, née Figg, of White Cottage, Bedford St,  Bognor. 

 Hooge Crater Cemetery, West Flanders.  I.C.13.      1914 Star with clasp,

BWM and Victory Medal. 

 

BROOKS, J.

Private.   Local memorial:  H.   No other details.   No WW1 death with this name and initial found with any local connection.

 

BROWN, A.

Private.   Local memorial:  H.   No other details known.

 

BROWN, Henry George

Gunner.   184118.  Royal Garrison Artillery, 247th Siege Bty.   Previously 78411, Royal Field Artillery.   D of W.  21 Dec 1917  Age 42   Local memorial: H.  

Born Little Hollybush, Sussex.   Enl. Chichester.   Liv. Bognor.  Son of Henry Brown and Emma Sarah, née Hicks, late of Brighton.   Husband of Elizabeth Jane, née Knightley, of 1 Somerset Terrace, Lyon Street, Bognor.    Giavera British Cem., Arcade, Italy.   Plot 4, Row B, Grave 5.   1914/15 Star, BWM and Victory Medal.

 

BROWN, Horace Raymond

Rifleman.   A/201223.   KRRC, 16th Bn.   Formerly TR/13/25372, 109th T.R. Bn.   K in A   20 May 1917.  Age 19   Local memorials:  B;  H;  SB.     Born  South Bersted.   Enl. Worthing.  Liv. Bognor.  Son of the late Frederick Brown and Charlotte, née Gale, of 4 Franklin Terrace, Highfield Rd, Bognor.   Brother of Sidney.      Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais.    BWM and Victory Medal.  

 

BROWN, R.

Private.   Local memorial: H.   No other details known.

 

BROWN, Sidney Edgar

Private.   G/6950.    Royal Sussex Regiment, 2nd Bn.    K in A   23 Jul 1916.  

Age 24   Local memorials: H;  SB.   Born South Bersted.   Enl. and liv. Bognor.   Son of the late Frederick Brown and Charlotte, née Gale, of 4 Franklin Terrace, Highfield Rd, Bognor.      Brother of Horace.      Thiepval Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.   BWM and Victory Medal.

 

BRYAN, Cecil Clive

 

Major.   Royal Engineers, 490th Field Coy.   K in A.   11 Aug 1917.   Age 42   Local memorial: Hs.   Born Stratford upon Avon.   Son of the late William and Elizabeth, née Enstone, formerly of 22 Arden Street, Stratford upon Avon.   Boarded at Holyrood School, Bognor.   A schoolmaster at Holmwood School, Bexhill, in 1911.   Reninghelst New Military Cemetery Belgium   III. B. 2.    Awarded DSO.   1914/15 Star, BWM and Victory Medal.

 

BULBECK, A

Local memorial: B.     No WW1 death of any serviceman with this name and initial traced.    Possibly an error for W.A. Bulbeck ?  

 

BULBECK, William Alfred

Yeoman of Signals  202835.   HMS Black Prince   K in A.  31 May 1916.  

Age 33.   Local memorial: H.   Born Bognor.   Son of Isaac  Bulbeck and Martha Ann, née  Blackman, of  25 West Street, Bognor.   Portsmouth Naval Memorial.   Medal of the Order of the Sword (Sweden).   1914/15 Star, BWM and Victory Medal

 

BUNTON, Frank

Rifleman.  4966.  Royal Irish Rifles, 2nd Bn. Formerly 10321, Lancers. K in A.  10 Jul 1915.  Age 27.   Local memorial:  None.   Born Bognor.   Enl. Wandsworth.   Son of the late Abel Bunton  and Hopestill (also called Fanny), née Jones,  of 9 Bendemeer Rd, Putney.   Sanctuary Wood Cem. Sp. Memorial.  1914/15 Star, BWM and Victory Medal

 

BURNAND, Edward

Private. 9117.  Hampshire Regiment, 1st Bn.  K in A.   15 Sep 1914.  Age 19   Local memorials:  H;  Fc; Fe.  Born Chichester.  Enl. Winchester.   Liv. Bognor.   Son of the late Thomas Burnand and Fanny, née Duke, of Flansham Lane, Felpham.   Crouy-Vauxrot French National Cemetery, Crouy, Aisne, France.      Sp. Memorial. B. 1.       1914 Star, BWM and Victory Medal.

 

BURNE, Edward Robert

Lieutenant  Colonel.    Royal Field Artillery, 15th Bde.    K in A      1 Oct 1918.   Age 42.     Local memorial: B.   Born in Simla, India.    Son of Maj. Gen. Sir Owen Tudor Burne, GCIE, KCSI, and his first wife Evelyne Browne, dau. of 3rd Baron Kilmaine.    Ypres Reservoir Cemetery, Belgium.   1E.  C.  19.    Served in the Boer War;  MiD.   Awarded DSO.   MiD five times in WW1.   1914 Star, BWM and Victory Medal.  Bognor connection not known.

 

BURROWS, H.

Private.   Local memorial: H.    Several men with this rank, surname and initial died in WW1.   None with any obvious Bognor connection.

 

BUTTERS, Frank Henry

Possibly:    Acting Corporal.   M2/078425.   Army Service Corps, att. 153rd Div. Ammunition Column.     D of W.  30 Sep 1917 Age 38    Local memorial:  H.  Born St. Pancras.   Enl London.   Liv. Dorking.  Son of Robert Butters and Annie Isabella, née Clarke.   Husband of Elizabeth, née Pearce.    Locre Hospice Cemetery, West  Flanders.   III.  A.  25.   BWM and Victory Medal.    

If this man, Bognor connection not known.

 

CAIGER, Charles Edmund

Lance Corporal  G/1594. Royal Sussex Regt., 8th Bn. K in A.  13/14 Jul 1916   Age 28.   Local memorial: H;  SB.   Born Newhaven.   Enl. Worthing.  Liv. South Bersted.   Son of Alfred Caiger and Ellen Rosa, née Gould, of Bersted House, South Bersted.      Thiepval Memorial, Pas de Calais.   

1914/15 Star, BWM and Victory Medal. 

 

CAPLIN, William

Private  28212.  East Surrey Regiment, 8th Bn.  Previously Pte  5278       Royal Sussex Regiment.    K in A.  3 May 1917.  Age 23.   Local memorial: None.  

Born and lived in Bognor. Enl. Chichester.     Son of Harry Caplin and Laetitia, 

née Mayhead, of 12 Norfolk Street, Bognor.   Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais.  BWM & Victory Medal.

 

CARTER, James Harry

Private.   20896.   Royal Fusiliers, 11th Bn.   K in A.   10 Aug 1917.   Age 23.   Local memorials:  B;  H.   Born Soho.   Enl. London.   Liv. Bognor.   Son of James Carter and Sarah Elizabeth, née Morgan, of 6 Albert Road, Bognor.   

Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium.   BWM and Victory Medal.

 

CARTER, William Thomas

Private.   SD/782.     Royal Sussex Regiment, D Coy, 11th Bn.     D of W.  

24 May 1916.  Age 21.  Local memorials:  B;  SB.   Born Fareham, Hants.  

Enl. and liv. Bognor.   Son of William Carter and Elizabeth, née Britton (?),   of 29 Essex Rd, Bognor.   Gorre British & Indian Cemetery, Pas de Calais. I. D. 20.    BWM and Victory Medal.

 

CASS, Wilfrid Augustus Stanfield

Stoker 1st Class.   K/21078.   A career sailor, enlisted 1913.     HMS Vanguard.   Killed by internal explosion of vessel at Scapa Flow.   9 Jul 1917.   Aged 21.   Local memorials: B;  H.   Born Freshwater, Isle of Wight.   Son of William Cass and Alice Lillian, née  Morgan, of 2 Somerset Terrace, Lyon Street.    GRO has 2nd  name as Augustus.   Other sources give Augustine.    Chatham Naval Memorial.   1914/15 Star, BWM and Victory Medal.

  

CASSE, Frederick Ernest G.

L/Corporal.   SD/1282.   Royal Sussex Regiment, 12th Bn.   K in A.  25 Sep 1917   Age 21.   Local memorials: H;  SB.   Born Molesey, Sy.   Enl. and liv. Bognor.   Son of Henry John Casse and Harriett Selina, née Brewer, of 2 Highfield Villas, Highfield Road, Bognor.   Ypres Reservoir Cemetery, Flanders   IX.  B.  13.   BWM and Victory Medal.

 

CECIL, W.

Local memorial: B.   .    Several men with this surname and initial died in WW1.   None with any obvious Bognor connection.

 

CHAFFER, Alfred George

Rifleman.  S/15900.  Rifle Brigade, 11th Bn.   K in A.   20 Mar 1918.   Age 26.   Local memorial:  B;  H.   Born and liv. Bognor.   Enl. in Chelsea, said he had served for 6 weeks, 5 years ago - was discharged for bad teeth.   Son of the late Henry Chaffer and Elizabeth, née Grant, of Apple Tree Cottage, Bognor in 1911. Thiepval Memorial, Somme.   BWM and Victory Medal.

 

CHAPMAN, Alister Hillyar Darby

Captain.   1st Royal Dragoons.   K in A.   27 Sep 1915.  Age 33.   Local memorial: H.   A regular army officer, Captain  since 1910.   Born Westminster.   Son of the late Hillyar D. Chapman, J.P., and Alfreda Lucy, née Darby, of Kilhendre, Salop.   Noeux-les-Mines Communal Cemetery , Pas de Calais  1. K. ll   M.i.D.   TNA Medal Index Card mentions MiD, but does not give details of WW1 medals awarded.   Bognor connection not known.

 

CHAPUT, Joseph Donat

Lieutenant.  Canadian Army Medical Corps. Died.   19 Mar 1920   Age 29.   Local memorial:  Hs.   Son of Hormesdas Chaput of St. Julienne, Quebec.   Husband of Flore Chaput of 2670 St. Denis Street, Montreal, Canada.   Boarded at Holyrood School, Bognor.   Montreal (Notre Dame des Neiges) Cemetery  P.2671. S.B.G 2717.

 

CHEAL, William Gordon

Private   45323   Machine Gun Corps (Inf).   Formerly Private G/123197   Royal Sussex Regiment.     D of W 16 Aug 1917.   Age 32.   Local memorials:  B;  H.  Born Wick, Sussex.   Enl. Littlehampton.   Liv. East Preston.   Grandson of James and Emma Cheal of Wick.   Son of Edith Cheal.   Husband of Rose, née Merritt.   1901 and 1911 Census returns give name as Gordon only, and both memorials have single initial G only.     Potijze Chateau Lawn Cemetery, Flanders.   D.14    

BWM and Victory Medal.     

  

CHINNERY, Esmé Fairfax

Captain.   Royal Flying Corps and Coldstream Guards.  Killed while flying near Paris.   18 Jan 1915.  Age 28  Local mem.:H.   Born Hatchford, Surrey. Son of the late Walter Moresby Chinnery, DL, JP, and his second wife Alice Emily, née Wilson.  Brought back to this country for burial - very unusual in WW1.   Bur. in the family plot in Hatchford (St. Matthew) Churchyard, Cobham, Surrey.  MiD.  1914 Star, BWM and Victory Medal.  [On Pagham’s Roll of Honour -  enlisted from Pagham, but not on the War Memorial there.]

 

CLEAR, Herbert William

Signalman.   J/31010.   A career sailor, joined as a boy in May 1914.   HMS Narbrough.   Killed in loss of vessel off Orkneys 12 Jan 1918.   Age 18.    Local memorials: Fc; Fe.   Born in North Bersted, liv. Felpham.    Son of John Clear and Elizabeth, née Wingate, of Outerwyke Cottage, Felpham.   

Portsmouth Naval Memorial.     1914/15 Star, BWM and Victory Medal.

 

CLOTHIER, John Keith

Captain.   West Yorkshire Regt., 1st Bn. (Temp. Major, King’s African Rifles, 4th  Bn.)  K in A. 7 Dec 1914.   Age 33. Served in Boer War. Local mem:  Fe.  

Born Highgate.  Son of Henry Clothier, MD and Mary E., née Carr, of ‘Manora’, High Street, Bognor.   Ration Farm Mil. Cem, La Chapelle-D’Armentières, Nord, France.  VII. A. 2.   QSA Medal, 1914 Star, BWM and Victory Medal.

 

CLUER, Charles Percy

Private  4/791.   Royal Sussex Regiment, 4th Bn.   Contracted fever in Gallipoli, discharged 22 March 1916.   Re-enlisted.  Corporal 357735, King’s Liverpool Regt.   According to some records, he also served in the Welsh Regt. and the Royal Engineers.      Died 13 May 1921 (at Durrington, Sussex) aged 32.   Not on local memorial.   Born Shripney.   Son of Alfred Cluer and Agnes, née Towse, of Highfield Road, Bognor.   Buried in Hawthorn Road Cemetery.   Awarded MM.   1914/15 Star, BWM and Victory Medal.

 

COLLINS, Herbert

Lance Corporal.  G/2653.    Royal Sussex Regiment,    13th Bn.   D of W

19 May 1916  Age 29   Local memorial:  Eg.   Born Lidsey, nr. Bognor.  

Enlisted Chichester.   Son of George Collins and Eliza, née Chase,

of The Cottage, Eastergate.   Bethune Town Cemetery, Pas de Calais.  V. D. 7.   

BWM and Victory Medal.

 

CONNOR, Frederick

Lance Corporal.   32236.   East Surrey Regiment, 8th Bn.    K in A.  26 Aug 1918.   Previous military career not traced.   Local memorials:  B;  H.  Born and enl. Chichester.   Husband of Flora Nellie, née Fossey, of Ockley Road, Bognor.  Quarry Cemetery, Montauban, Somme.  V. B. 2.   BWM and Victory Medal. 

 [This is probably Charles Frederick Connor, son of the late William Connor, aka Conner, and his wife Mary Ann, née Prior, of Chichester.]

 

CONSTANT, Ernest Alfred

Deck Hand.   17847/DA.   RNR.   HM Trawler Apley.   Killed by mine explosion off the Isle of Wight.   6 Dec 1917.  Age 41.   Local memorials: B;  H.   Born Selsey.       Son of the late Thomas William Constant and Susannah,

née Harmer, of Selsey.    Husband of Louisa, née Parfitt, of St. Anne’s,  Crescent Road, Bognor.   Portsmouth Naval Memorial.   BWM and Victory Medal.

 

COOK, Henry Arthur

Petty Officer Telegraphist.   J/871.   A career sailor, joined as a boy in 1908.   HMS Victory.   Invalided out in April 1918, due to pulmonary tuberculosis.  Died  24 Feb 1919,  age 26.  Local memorials: B; H; SB  Born Clonakilty, Co. Cork.   Son of Henry A. Cook of Warfield, Spencer Street, Bognor, and the late Mrs E.J. Cook    Bognor Cemetery.  820.   1914/15 Star, BWM and Victory Medal.

 

COOPER, C.

Private.   Local memorial:  H.   No other details known.  

 

COOPER, Herbert James

Gunner.   RMA/14544.   Royal Marine Artillery,    HMS Defence.    Killed in action at Battle of Jutland.   31 May 1916   Age 18.   Local memorials:  H;  SB.   Born and liv. Bersted.   Son of Herbert  Cooper, Farmer, of South Bersted Street, Bognor, and Mary Ann, née Bain.   Portsmouth Naval Memorial.  

1914/15 Star, BWM and Victory Medal.

 

COOTE,  Joseph William

Private.    S/1663.    Royal Sussex Regiment, 2nd Bn.    K in A.  9 May 1915. 

Age 24.   William only on military records.      Local memorials:  H;  SB.   Born Boxgrove.   Enl. Chichester.   Liv. Bognor.     Son of Joseph  Coote  and Elizabeth Willis, née Clinch-Homer, of Chalcraft Cottage, Bognor.   Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais.   1914/15 Star, BWM and Victory Medal.

 

COSENS, Frank

Sergeant.   M1/08848.   ASC, att. RAMC, 5th London Field Amb.  Previously Gunner 5858, Royal Horse Artillery, 1900 – 04.   D of W.  22 Mar 1918.  Age 36.    Local memorials:  H;  Al.   Born Walberton.   Enl. London.   Liv. Bognor.  Son of Albert Cosens of Ferring, Worthing, and Emily, née Souter.    Husband of Lydia Emily, née Toop, of Ye Olde Cottage, Glamis Street, Bognor.   Rocquigny-Equancourt Road British Cemetery, Manancourt, Somme. X.E. 27   QSA Medal with 5 bars.   1914 Star, BWM and Victory Medal.

 

COSTER, Frederick

Private.  SS/4420.  Army Service Corps.  Died 1 Sep 1919.  Age 49   Local memorial: None   Bur: Bognor Cemetery.   Burial register says ‘discharged soldier’   1914 Star, BWM and Victory Medal.    

 

COURT, William George

L/Cpl.   SD/780.   Royal Sussex Regiment, 11th Bn.    K in A.   31 Jul 1917.   

Age 25    Local memorials: B;  H;  Al.    Born Aldingbourne.     Enl. Bognor.   Son of Harry Charles Court  and Harriet, née Hall,  of Headhone Farm Cottages, Aldingbourne.       Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.    BWM and Victory Medal.

 

COURTNEY-CLARKE,

John Leonard

2nd Lieutenant.   15th  Ludhiana Sikhs (who were formerly commanded by his grandfather),  att. 47th  Sikhs.    K in A.   5 Nov 1917, his 20th birthday.   Local memorial:  B.   Born Tamworth, Staffs,  son of  Rev. John Henry Courtney Clarke, Vicar of Tamworth, and his wife Arbella Charles, née Walsh.   Prior to his ordination, Reverend Clarke had been a Major in the Royal Fusiliers.   He was Curate of Bognor 1917-18.     Basra Memorial.  

 

CREAGH, Reginald Simon Macnamara

Lieutenant.   Rifle Brigade 14th Bn.   Died.  5 Dec 1917.  Age 32.   Local mem: H.   Born Hove.  (Forenames in GRO: Simon Reginald M.)   Son of the late Major Simon Creagh and Caroline Cramer-Hinson (formerly Creagh, née Barnes).     Husband of Zoe Dorothea Shirley, née Rich, of 76 Langdale Road, Hove.   (who was living with step-mother in ‘Sealands’, Aldwick Road, Bognor, in 1911.)     Kensal Green (St. Mary’s)    RC. Cemetery.  2.1062.   BWM and Victory Medal.

 

CREIGHTON, William F

Private.   G/1090.    Royal Sussex Regiment,   7th Bn.    Local memorial:  H.   Born Burgess Hill.   Son of Oswald Creighton and Elizabeth, née Smeeds, of Anvil Cottage, Chichester Rd, Bognor.   Husband of Emma Isabel, née Etherington.    Discharged 30 Aug 1916 – no longer fit, due to gunshot wound in head.   1914/15 Star, BWM and Victory Medal.    Details of death and burial not traced.   Still alive in Jun 1921 when he signed receipt for medals.

 

CULVER, John Henry

Private.   89113.   King’s Liverpool Regiment, 1st Bn.    Formerly Private 8416.    Royal Sussex Regiment.   D of W.   29 Aug 1918.   Age 21.   Local memorial: None.  Born Willesden.  Enl. & liv. Bognor.  Son of the late John Culver, and Mary, née Smith, of Madras Villas, Highfield, Bognor.  Grevillers British Cemetery, Pas de Calais  XIV.  E.  2.  BWM and Victory Medal.

 

CUSTANCE, Gustavus William Musgrove

Surgeon.   HMS Hawke.   Killed in action with submarine in North Sea

15 Oct 1914.   Age 32.  Local memorials:  B;  H.   Born Colwall, Herefordshire.   Son of Rev. George Musgrove Custance and Elizabeth, née Hume, of St. Andrew’s Lodge, Gloucester Road, Bognor.       Chatham Naval Memorial.

1914/15 Star, BWM and Victory Medal.   And see James H. D. Watson, who was also a surgeon on HMS Hawke.  

 

CUTBUSH, Douglas

Captain.   Middlesex Regiment, 5th Bn.    K in A.    10 Apr 1917.   Age 21.   

Local memorial:  Hs.   Born Barnet, Hertfordshire.  Son of William Hickman Cutbush  and Jessie, née Stevens, of Kerri, Arkley, Barnet.  Boarded at Holyrood School, Bognor.    Level Crossing Cemetery, Fampoux, Pas de Calais   I. A. 9.    Awarded MC.   1914/15 Star, BWM and Victory Medal.  

 

CUTLER, Albert Edward

Sergeant.   SD/657.   Royal Sussex Regiment,  13th Bn.   K in A.   30 Jun 1916.   Age 24.   Local memorial:  None.   Born South Stoke.   Enl. Horsham.   Grandson of William and Ellen Cutler of South Stoke.   Husband of Sarah, née Pennicott.  Loos Memorial,  Pas de Calais.   BWM and Victory Medal.

 

DAMPIER-CHILD, Thomas Henry Fielder

Engineer Lieutenant Commander.   HMS Opal.   Drowned in wreck of vessel off Orkneys 12 Jan 1918.   Age 37.   Local memorials: B;  H;  SB.   Born Sandown, Isle of Wight.   Son of Richard Child and Mary Louisa,  née Dampier, of Brading, I.o.W.       Husband of Isabel Agnes Fielder, née Child (his first cousin) of Avilion, Chichester Road, Bognor.   Portsmouth Naval Memorial.   M.i.D.   1914/15 Star, BWM and Victory Medal.   On Honour Sheet for ‘exceptional merit in the performance of his duties’.

         

DAVIS, Douglas Stalman

Lieutenant.   Honourable Artillery Company, 1st Bn.  ADC to IGC,   L of C.  Formerly 374,  Sergeant in HAC).   Died   21 Jan 1919.   Age 27.   Local mems: 

H;  Pa.   Born Kew Gardens, Surrey.   Son of Major Arthur John Davis and Ada Teresa, née Stalman, of Pagham.    Arquata Scrivia Communal Cemetery Extension, Italy.   I. C. 14.   1914 Star and clasp, BWM and Victory Medal.  

 

DELL, Reginald Charles

Private.   TF/200569.   Royal Sussex Regiment, 4th Bn.   K in A.   26 Mar 1917.  Age 20.   Local memorials:  H;  Pa.   Born Godstone, Surrey.  Enl. Horsham.  

Liv. Bognor.   Son of Charles Henry Dell and Emma Matilda, née McKnight,

of Aldwick Place, Bognor.       Jerusalem Memorial. 

1914/15 Star, BWM and Victory Medal.

  

DEMUTH, Robert Arthur

Able Seaman.   Z/1547.   RNVR, Hawke Bn.   Royal Naval Division. 

Died 9 Oct 1915.   Age 39.   Local memorial:  None.   Born Smethwick, Staffs.   Son of Ludwig and the late Hannah Demuth of Church Road, Edgbaston, Warwicks.       Bur: Felpham (St. Mary) Churchyard, in S.W. Part.  

1914/15 Star, BWM and Victory Medal.   [Not on either Felpham Memorial]

 

DENCH, Frederick [Charles]

Possibly: Pte G/14497, East Kent Regt., and later GS/107589 Royal Fusiliers.   Local memorial:  B.   Born Bognor 1897.   Son of Charles Dench and Esther, née Jolley,  of Aldwick Road [in 1901 and 1911Census]  BWM and Victory Medal.   Survived WW1 and may have died in Thanet area of Kent, 1922, aged 24.

[Not positively identified.]

 

DENYER, George

Private.    G/8128.     Royal Sussex Regiment, 2nd Bn.    K in A.    30 Jun 1916.   Age 31.   Local memorials: H;  SB.   Born Bersted.   Enl. Bognor.    Son of James Denyer and Sarah (née  English)  of Ivy Lane, Bersted.      Maroc British

Cemetery, Grenay, Pas de Calais  I. F. 33. BWM and Victory Medal.

 

DIBLEY, Herbert George

Private.   G/10673.   Queen’s Royal West Surrey Regiment.,   1st Bn.   Died.  

21 Dec 1916.   Age 25   Local memorials:  H;  Al.   Born Westergate.   Enl. and liv. Bognor.    Son of George Dibley and Charlotte, née Collins, of Westergate.   Husband of Winifred Daisy Leggatt (formerly Dibley, née  Swatridge) of Westergate Street, Aldingbourne.   Brother of Wilfred.   St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, Seine Maritime.  O. III. H. 6.   BWM and Victory Medal

 

DIBLEY, Wilfred

Private.   40875.   Hertfordshire Regiment,  1/1 Bn.   Formerly 39410 Northamptonshire Regiment.  K in A.     24 Sep 1917.   Age 19.   Local mems: H;  Al.   Born and liv. Westergate.   Enl. Chichester.     Son of George Dibley and Charlotte, née Collins, of Westergate. Brother of Herbert.    Tyne Cot Memorial, Flanders.    BWM and Victory Medal.

 

DICKSON, Cyril Garlies

Lieutenant. Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, 2nd Bn.  K in A 4 Nov 1914.   Age 24.      Local memorial: B.   Born Finchley.   Attended Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge.   Son of James John Garlies Dickson, Nuthurst, Avondale Road, Croydon.   Tanga Memorial Cemetery. Tanzania.   1914/15 Star, BWM and Victory Medal.   [Bognor connection not known]

 

DINHAM, Henry John

Private. TF/315217.   Royal Sussex Regiment, 16th Bn. K in A. 10 Mar 1918.   Age 31.  Local memorials:  B; H.  Born Regent’s Park. Enl. Bognor.   Son of Edward Dinham and Harriet, née Hare.   Husband of Alice, née Caven, of 5 Strathmore Terrace, William Street, Bognor      Jerusalem War Cemetery.   J.  82.   BWM and Victory Medal.

 

DUNLOP, Brian John

Lieutenant.   Grenadier Guards, 3rd Bn.   K in A.  31 Jul 1917.   Age 19   Local memorial:  Hs.   Born Reading.   Son of the late Herbert William Dunlop and Martha Adelaide, née Roberts, of Maisonnette, Earley, Reading.   Boarded at Holyrood School, Bognor.      Bleuet Farm Cemetery, West Flanders   I.  F.  17.

BWM and Victory Medal

 

EADE, William John

Private.   SD/1180.   Royal Sussex Regiment, 7th Bn.    K in A.   20 May 1918.   Age 38.   Local memorials:  B;  H;  Fc; Fe.    Born Bognor.   Enl. Chichester.  

Liv. Felpham.  Son of John Eade and Mary Ann, née Veasey, of South Bersted.     Husband of Jane Selina, née Sparkes, of St John’s, Links Avenue, Felpham.  

Mailly Wood Cemetery,   Mailly-Maillet, Somme  II. M. 1.  

Awarded MM.   BWM and Victory Medal.

 

EDE, Sidney Arthur

Private.   G/1210.   Royal Sussex Regiment, 2nd Bn.   D of W.   10 May 1915.   Age 20.   Local memorials:  B;  H;  SB.   Born Bersted.  Enl. Bognor.   Son of Charles Ede and Kate, née Cole, of 6 Retort Cottages, Ivy Lane, South Bersted.   Chocques Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais.   I.  A.  96.  

1914/15 Star, BWM and Victory Medal.

 

ENTICKNAP, Douglas Eaton

Private.   17476.   Bedfordshire Regiment, 8th Bn.   K in A.   30 May 1916.  

Age 19   Local memorial: None.   Born Pagham.  Enl. Hertford.   Liv. Essendon, Herts.   Son of Alfred Enticknap and Ellen, née  Thurgood, of Glenisk, London Colney,    St. Albans.    Essex Farm Cemetery, W. Flanders,   II. K. 6.   1914/15 Star, BWM and Victory Medal.

 

FARLEY, Arthur Frederick

Private.   SD/1210.   Royal Sussex Regiment, 12th Bn.   K in A.  20 Sep 1916.   Age 26.   Local memorials:  B;  H.   Born and enl. Bognor.    Son of the late Richard Farley and Mary Trent, formerly Farley, née Francis.    Husband of Angelina Mary, née West, of 36 Church Cottages, Stedham, Midhurst.   Brother of Francis.  Doullens Communal Cemetery,  Somme.   Ext. No. 1   IV.  F.  9.     BWM and Victory Medal.  

 

FARLEY, Francis William

Stoker 1st class.   K/16824.   A career sailor, joined in 1912.   HMS Queen Mary.   Killed in action at Battle of Jutland   31 May 1916.   Age 21.   Local memorials: B;  H.   Born Bognor.   Son of the late Richard Farley and Mary Trent, formerly Farley, née Francis.   Brother of Arthur.  Portsmouth Naval Memorial.  

1914/15 Star, BWM and Victory Medal.

 

FARLEY, George Lionel

Acting Corporal.      SD/1225.      Royal Sussex Regiment, 12th Bn.    D of W.         25 Aug 1916.  Age 28    Local memorials:  B; H; SB.   Born and enl. Bognor.  

Son of William Farley and Mary Jane, née Greenfield,  of Scott Street.   Husband of Agnes Farley, of Longford Road.    Couin British Cemetery, Pas de Calais

IV. A. 8.   BWM and Victory Medal.

  

FLEET, William

Private.   PO/9072.   RMLI.  HMS Bulwark.   Killed by internal explosion of vessel off Sheerness.   26 Nov 1914     Age 23   Local memorial: H.   Born Lidsey, Aldingbourne.   Son of Alfred Fleet and Frances, née Barnes, of Portfield.   Portsmouth Naval Memorial.   1914/15 Star, BWM and Victory Medal.

 

FLETCHER, Franklyn Howard

Captain.   Royal Defence Corps.   Died.   5 Jun 1918.  Age 55.   Local memorial: None.   Born Rochester, Kent.   Son of Joseph Flitcroft Fletcher.   In 1911 Census, a solicitor in Brighton.   Unmarried.   Bur. Bognor Cemetery.   1695

 

FLETCHER, John Holland Ballett

Lieutenant.   London Regiment, 7th Bn.   D of W.   13 May 1915.   Age 35.   Local memorials:  H;  SB.   Born Worthing.    Son of William Holland Ballett  Fletcher, JP, MA, and Agnes Caroline, née Nicholls, of Aldwick Manor, Bognor.   MA of Cambridge;  Barrister.   Probate valued estate at over £48,000.   Bethune Town Cemetery, Pas de Calais   II. G. 10.   1914/15 Star, BWM and Victory Medal.

 

FLEXMAN, Edwin Leslie

Sergeant.    205341.    Royal West Kent Regiment,  7th Bn.   Formerly 1289,

West Kent Yeomanry.  K in A.  24 Apr 1918.  Age 29.    Local memorials: Fc;  Fe.   Born Hammersmith.   Enlisted Maidstone.   Liv. Ealing.   Son of William James Flexman and Matilda, née Croucher, of Mill Cottage, Sea Road, Felpham.    Husband of  Mary Dene, née Sharp, of 4 Chisholm Road, Richmond, Surrey.   Crucifix Corner Cemetery,   Villers-Bretonneux, Somme.   I. C. 3.     BWM and Victory Medal.

 

FOSTER, C.

Sapper.   Local memorial:  H.   The only Sapper  C. Foster who died in WW1 was Clifford, 155419.   R. E. (300th Eng. & Mining Coy.)     Died 22 Aug 1917   Age 36.  Born & liv. Bridgwater, enl. Taunton, Somerset.   Son of James Foster and Ellen, née Marels.   Husband of Edith May, née Pratt.   All of Bridgwater, Somerset.   Basra War Cemetery I.A.15.   BWM and Victory Medal.     

No obvious Bognor connection.  

 

FOX, Arthur Henry

Air Mechanic, 2nd class.     49873.     Royal Air Force.    Died    23 Aug 1918.  

Age 31.   Local memorials:  B;  H.   Born Fairford, Glos.   Son of Arthur Fox and Ellen, née Ingram, of London Street, Fairford, Glos.      1911 Census shows him as assistant to Donald Massey, photographer, in Bognor.  Bur:  Fairford (St. Mary) Churchyard.    CWGC shows as Albert Henry.

 

FRANKLIN, Elizabeth Kate

This is Elizabeth Kate, née Britton, who was not in the services. 

In 1910 she married Albert Samuel Rogers a stoker in the Royal Navy (q.v.)  

who was killed in action in 1914.  On 4 Dec 1916 she married Pte. Wallace Sidney Franklin of 16th Bn., Royal Scots, who survived the war.   She died on

6 Dec 1918 and is buried in Bognor Cemetery, ref. 2183.   Local memorial:  H.   Significantly, there is no rank shown against her name on the Hospital War Memorial.   

 

FREEMAN, Albert John

Able Seaman.   J/22277.   Career sailor, who joined as a boy in 1913.   HMS Bulwark.   Killed when the ship exploded off Sheerness’ 26 Nov 1914.   Age 19    Local memorials:  B; H; Ch.     Born Portfield, Chichester.   Son of Richard Freeman and Fanny,  née Ginman, of 52 Oving Road, Portfield.   Brother of William.   Gillingham (Woodlands) Cemetery, Kent.   Naval. 20. 1040.  

1914/15 Star, BWM and Victory Medal.   

Despite proximity, Bognor connection not known.

 

FREEMAN, William Arthur

Able Seaman.   J/7559.   A career sailor, who joined as a boy in 1910.   HMS Hampshire.   Killed by mine explosion off Orkneys.   5 Jun 1916   Age 22.     Local memorials:  B; H; Ch.   Born  Portfield, Chichester.    Son of Richard  Freeman and Fanny, née Ginman, of 52 Oving Rd,  Portfield.   Brother of

Albert.   Portsmouth Naval Memorial.   1914/15 Star, BWM and

Victory Medal.   Bognor connection not known.

 

FROST, Frank

Private.    L/8560.   Royal Sussex Regiment, 2nd Bn.    K in A.  20 Aug 1916.    Had previously served in 1st Bn for 7 years, mainly in India, when with 1st Cinque Ports V.R.     Local memorial: H.   Born Laughton, Sx.   Enl. Battle.   Son of Frank Frost and Emily Elizabeth, née Wickens.   Husband of Alma Frost (née Leach) of 14 Kingsham Road, Chichester.   Delville Wood Cemetery, Longueval, Somme.  XXVIII.  I.  10.   1914 Star & clasp, BWM and Victory Medal. 

Bognor connection not known.

 

FULLER, Harry

Ship’s Corporal, 1st Class.   208912.     A career sailor, joined in 1909.     HMS Good Hope.    Killed in action at Battle of Coronel.   1 Nov 1914.    Local memorial:  Fc.  [Not on Fe.]  Born Findon.   Son of George Fuller and Charity,

née Pelling, of 1 Memorial Cottages, Flansham Lane, Felpham.  

Brother of Peter.   Portsmouth Naval Memorial.     1914/15 Star, BWM and Victory Medal.  

 

FULLER, Peter

 

Private.   SD/1331.   Royal Sussex Regiment, 12th Bn.    K in A.   30 Jun 1916.   Age 26   Local memorials:  B;  H;  Fc.  [Not on Fe.]   Born Ferring.  Enl. Bognor.  Son of George Fuller and Charity, née  Pelling, of 1 Memorial Cottages, Flansham Lane, Felpham.   Brother of Harry.   Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez, Pas de Calais.   XV.  P.  37.   BWM and Victory Medal.

 

GABBETT, Edmond Poole

Lieutenant. Commander.   HMS Cressy.   Killed in action with submarine in North Sea.   22 Sep 1914.   Age 29.   Local Memorials:  Hs;  SW.   Born Old Charlton, Kent.   Educ. William White’s School (Later Holyrood School), Bognor.   Joined Navy 1901.   Son of the late Edmond Richard Gabbett, and his wife Annie Eva May, (née Gabbett also).  Husband of Alicia Stella Howard Gabbett, née Goldingham, who presented a brass memorial plaque designed by Macdonald Gill to St. Wilfrid’s Church.   Chatham Naval Memorial.   1914/15 Star, BWM and Victory Medal.

 

GARDNER, George

Private.    G/508.   Royal Sussex Regiment,  9th Bn.  K in A  31 Aug 1916.  

Age 27   Local memorials:  H;  SB.   Born Dunks Green, Kent.   Enl. Chichester.    Son of George Gardner and Mary Jane, née Herring, of Wrotham.   Brother of Rosetta Annie Robinson, née Gardner, of Highfield Road Bognor   (his sole legatee).    Thiepval Memorial, Somme.   BWM and Victory Medal.

 

GATEHOUSE, Richard Francis

Captain.   Northumberland Fusiliers, 1st Bn.     K in A.   13 Sep 1914.    Age 39   Local memorials: B;  H.   Commissioned 1897.   Served in Boer War.   (MiD, and awarded QSA and KSA Medals)   Promoted Captain 1 Oct 1901.  Born in Chichester, son of George Gatehouse and Fanny née Mason, later of Bognor Lodge, Upper Bognor Road.   Husband of Evelyn May, née Gardom.    Vauxbuin French National Cemetery, Aisne  II.  D.  8.   1914 Star, BWM and Victory Medal.

 

GEALL, Thomas Walter

Private.   G/16028.   Royal Sussex Regiment, 13th Bn.   Previously Pte 4654, Royal Sussex.   K in A.   21 Oct 1916.   Age 19   Local memorials:  H;  SB.   Born and liv. Bognor.   Enl. Southwark.   Son of Henry Geall and Elizabeth Caroline, née Huggins, of 2 Atholl Villas, Sheepwash Lane, Bognor.      

Thiepval Memorial, Somme.   BWM and Victory Medal.

 

GEORGE, Edward

Private. GS/180  Royal Sussex Regiment, 7th Bn. K in A. 6 Nov 1915. Age 30.  Had previously served in 2nd V.Bn, R. Sussex.   Local memorials:  B; Fc; Fe.  Born Titchfield, Hants.   Enl. Chichester.   Liv. Felpham.    Son of the late Thomas George, latterly of Felpham, and the late Emily, née Tansom.   Brother of William; and of Esther Fuller, née George, his sole legatee.  Loos Memorial Pas de Calais.   1914/15 Star, BWM and Victory Medal.

 

GEORGE, William

Private.  GS/177.  Royal Sussex Regiment, 7th Bn.   K in A.   3 May 1917.  

Age 34   Previously served in 2nd V. Bn, R. Sussex.   Local memorials:  Fc;  Fe.   Born Southwick, Sx.   Enl. Chichester.   Liv.  Ithaca Terrace, Felpham.   Son of the late Thomas George, latterly of Felpham, and the late Emily, née Tansom.   Husband of Elizabeth George, née Browne of 2 War Memorial Cottages, Felpham.   Brother of Edward.   Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais.   1914/15 Star, BWM and Victory Medal.

 

GIBBS, William George

Private.   45588.  RAMC.  Died.  26 Jul 1916.  Age 25.  Local memorials: B; H.   Born Penge.   Enl. Chichester.   Son of George William Gibbs and Ada, née Jane Harvey, of  Lilianet, Belmont Street, Bognor.   Husband of Ethel Mary Gibbs,

née Foster of 41 Church Road, Guildford.      La Neuville British Cem., Corbie, Somme  I.  D.  58.   1914/15 Star, BWM and Victory Medal.

 

GIBSON, Harry Olivier

Sumner

Lieutenant.   London Regt, Finsbury Rifles, 11th Bn.   K in A.  19 Apr 1917 

Age 31.  Local memorial: B.  Born Headington, Oxford.   Son of Walter Sumner and Julia Elizabeth, née Olivier.   Husband of Hester Worth, née Townsend, of Petersfield.  Winchester College 1897-1904;  New College, Oxford (B.A. 1908)   Science master at Lancing College 1909-13.   Assistant Inspector, Board of Agriculture, 1913.   Lord Olivier the actor was his first cousin.   Gaza War Cemetery.  XIV.  F.  8.     1914/15 Star, BWM and Victory Medal.  

Bognor connection not known, but birth of his dau. Helen was registered in 1917 in Westhampnett Reg. Dist.

 

GILBERT, Thomas Edward Horace

Private.   3120.   Middlesex Regiment, 27th Bn.   Attested 12 Dec 1915, and given a medical discharge 1 Mar 1916 due to ankylosed ankle.  Died  24 Mar 1917.   Age 20   Local memorials:  H;  SB.   Born Bersted.   Son of Thomas Edward  Gilbert and Emily Louisa, née Trewern, of Penzance Villa, Highfield Road, Bognor.   Bur: Bognor Cemetery.   2257.  According to the Bognor Register of Burials, ref. 2003, he was a timekeeper and died in the parish of Croydon.   

His body was brought from 52 Theobald Road there, for burial.     

 

GILL, Kenneth Carlyle

Captain.   RAF, 22nd Squadron.  Previously Cambridge Regiment, 1st Bn.

D of W  23 Oct 1918.   Age 24.  Local memorials:  B;  H.    Born Steyning.  

Son of the Reverend Arthur Tidman Gill and Cicely Rose, née King, of

The Vicarage, West Wittering.   Husband of Louie Gwendolen, née Cullen,

of Mickleham Downs, Dorking.     Brother of Eric and MacDonald Gill

the artists.    Fillievres British Cemetery, Pas de Calais A. 23.    MiD.   MC.  

The family had lived in Bognor when Rev. Gill was curate there,

from 1899 to 1914.  

 

GILLHAM, Reginald George William

2nd Lieutenant.   Royal Sussex Regiment, 13th Bn.  Formerly Private 1735, Sussex Yeomanry, and  Private 320123, Royal Sussex Regiment.     Commissioned 26 Jun 1917.     K in A.   26 Sep 1917   Age 22.  Local memorials: B; H. Born Petworth. Son of Mr George Henry Gillham, and Jane, née Purse, of The Laurels, South Leigh Road, Emsworth, Hants.  Reginald’s father had previously been Station Master of Bognor.   Tyne Cot Memorial, Flanders, Belgium.   1914/15 Star, BWM and Victory Medal.

 

GOFF,
Henry Albert

Private.   45990.   Machine Gun Corps (Infantry), 154th Company.   Previously Private,  5456, 3/5 Bn.  Gloucestershire Regiment.  D of W.  24 Apr 1917. 

Age 21     Local memorial:  None.    Born Bognor.   Enl. Winchester.  

Liv. Gosport.    Son of Henry Albert Goff, a Private in the army, who in the 1911 census was shown as of ‘Royal Garrison Regiment.  RGA(?), and Mary Ann, née Holder.   Husband of May Esther Sennett, formerly Goff, née Byatt,   of 53 Riga Terrace, Landport.   Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun.   IV.  A.  30.    

BWM and Victory Medal.

     

GOODYER,
Leonard Cecil

This man did not die in WW1.   It is not known how his name came to be included on the Memorial in the Bognor War Memorial Hospital.

Lance Corporal.    G/7231.   Royal  Sussex Regiment, 9th Bn.   Local memorial:  H. (as L.C. Goodger , L/Cpl)   Born Bognor Aug 1897.  Enl. in Chichester in June 1915 when underage.   In early 1916 his father wrote to Lord Kitchener asking for him to be withdrawn from front line.    Received gunshot wound in 1916.   Transferred to the Reserve 10 Mar 1919.   Son of Edward Goodyer and Clara, née Nurcombe, of Hill View, London Road, Bognor.   Married Cecilia Tapping in 1923.   She died in 1934.   Married Constance Dennison in 1936.   

He died in Brighton in 1968, aged 70.    Awarded MM and Bar;  1914/15 Star, BWM and Victory Medal.    

 

GORDON, Bertrand Gorges Reginald

Lieutenant Colonel.    Gordon Highlanders,   2nd Bn.   K in A   20 Jul 1916.   

Age 35   Local memorials:  B;  H.  Born Steyning, Sussex.   A career officer, commissioned 2nd Lt 20 Jan 1900.   Son of James Rollings Gordon and Isabel Emily Pauline, née Lawford.   Younger brother of Robert.   Dernancourt Communal Cemetery, Somme   K. 4.       MiD.   Awarded DSO;  also 1914 Star, BWM, and Victory Medal.

 

GORDON, Robert Charles Lowther

2nd Lieutenant.   Gordon Highlanders, 8th Bn.   Formerly Pte S/6264,  Black Watch.    Commissioned 17 Feb 1915.   D of W.    30 Sep 1915.   Age 37.   Local memorials:  B;  H.   Born Stroud, Glos.   Son of James Rollings Gordon and Isabel Emily Pauline, née Lawford.   Elder brother of Bertrand.   Wimereux Communal Cem., Pas de Calais  III.N.3.   1914/15 Star, BWM, Victory Medal.

 

GRAY, Stuart William

Sergeant.   87019.   Royal Engineers, 204th Coy.   Formerly 847, Royal Fus.  

D of W.  23 Jul 1916.  Age 28.   Local memorial: None.   Born Bognor.      Enl. London.   Liv. South Norwood.   Eldest son of William Gray and Matilda, née Palmer, of Woodlands, Lyndhurst Road, Worthing.      Mother’s address when applying for medals:  74 High St, Bognor.   Abbeville Communal Cem., Somme.   II.  E.  15.   BWM and Victory Medal.

 

GREEN, William

Corporal.   G/2700.  Royal West Kent Regiment.    K in A.  27 June 1916.  

Local memorial:  None.   Born Bognor.   Enl. Lewisham.   Liv. Gosport.  Son of Edward Green and Mary Annie, née Covey.   Dranoutre Military Cemetery.

I. F. 16.  1914/15 Star, BWM Victory Medal.

 

GREENWOOD, James

Corporal.   L/10063.   Royal West Kent Regiment, 8th Bn.   Formerly Pte 1761, Royal Sussex Regiment, 3rd Bn.   Enlisted in Chichester 18 Oct 1912, transferred to R. West Kent 29 Jan 1913.     K in A.  1 Sep 1916.   Local memorials:  Fc; Fe.   Born Bexleyheath.    Stepfather Francis Hornibrook, R.N., 2 St. Catherine’s, Felpham.   (Mother, Priscilla Annie Roe, who died early 1914)   Thiepval Memorial, Somme.     1914/15 Star, BWM, Victory Medal

[See notes on Greenwood and Hornibrook Families]

 

GREGORY, William George

Lance Corporal.    12224.    Duke of Wellington’s Regiment.  8th Bn.    K in A.    10 Aug 1915.    Age 22.    Local memorial:   B. Born Newbury.   Liv. Bognor

(1911 Census).   Son of George Gregory of Bartholomew St, Newbury, and the late Jane Gregory, née Evans.   Green Hill Cemetery, Turkey.    1914/15 Star, BWM, Victory Medal.

 

GRICE, Harold George

Lieutenant.   Royal Scots, 4th Bn.   Previously Pte. 5431, Inns of Court Regt.  

D of W.   27 Mar 1918.   Age 27.   Local memorials:  B;  H.   Born Bognor.   Volunteered whilst on service in  Bermuda.   Son of William Grice,

Headmaster of Colebrook School Bognor, and Ada Grice, née Keed.    

St. Sever Cemetery, Rouen,  Officers,  B. 8. 11.     BWM and Victory Medal

 

GRIFFIN, Charles William

Private.   G/19917.   Royal Sussex Regiment, 2nd Bn.   D of W.   14 Mar 1917   Age 19   Local memorials:  H;  Pa.   Born Salthams, North Mundham,  Sussex.   Enl. Eastbourne.   Son of Charles Edward Griffin and Fanny, née Jackson, of 16, Nyetimber, Pagham.    Bray Military Cemetery, Somme.  II.   F.  47.

BWM and Victory Medal

 

GRISEWOOD, Francis J.M.

2nd Lieutenant.   Royal Sussex Regiment, 11th Bn.   Killed in action near Neuve Chapelle.   30 Jun 1916.   Age 36.   Local memorials: B;  H.   Born Paris.   Liv. Australia,  returned to England to volunteer.   Second son of Harman Grisewood and Concetta, née Messina.   Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais.   BWM and Victory Medal.

 

GRISEWOOD, George Maria Joseph Alphonsus

Captain.   Royal Sussex Regiment, 11th Bn.  Formerly Grenadier Guards.  

Died.   23 Mar 1916.   Age 26.   Local memorials:  B;  H.   Born Bognor.  

Fifth son of Harman Grisewood and Concetta,  née Messina.   Husband of  Aimée, née Webster.     Merville Communal Cem., Nord.   VII.  A.  11.   

BWM and Victory Medal.

 

GRISEWOOD, Paul Maria W.T.

Seaman, Public Schools Bn., RNR.   Died of phthsis from  hardships on active service.   3 Aug 1916.  Age 31.   Local memorials: B;  H.   Born Bognor.  

Fourth son of Harman Grisewood and Concetta, née Messina.    Husband of Margaret, née Hodgkinson.   Died Birchington, Kent.  British War Medal.   [Registered at GRO as civilian death.]

 

GROUT, Egbert William John

Petty Officer   193771.    HMS Queen Elizabeth.   Died 1 Dec 1920.   Age 39.  Local memorial:  None.   Born Bognor.   Son of Egbert Grout and Susan, née Pay, of Rose Bank, Chichester Road, Bersted, formerly of Chalcraft Road   Brother of Frank and Thomas.  Bur: Bognor Cemetery.   2503.   Bognor Burial register (ref. 2405) says ‘Drowned at Sea’.  GRO has death registered in Weymouth.   1914/15 Star, BWM, Victory Medal, LSGC.

 

GROUT, Frank.

Gunner.  Local memorials:  H;  SB.   Born in Bersted in 1889, and listed in 1901 census aged 12 at Chalcraft Rd., son of Egbert Grout and Susan, née Pay, of Chalcroft Road.   Brother of Egbert and Thomas.  Was he Gunner 27673, RGA, later Sapper RE 346876 ?  If so, entitled to BWM and Victory Medal.    

No record of death.   Could be the Frank Grout who died in Chichester in 1955, aged 64.

 

GROUT, Thomas

Private.   17905.   Coldstream Guards.   K in A.  9 Oct  1917   Age 23.   Local memorials:  B;  H;  SB.   Born North Bersted.   Enl. Chichester.   Liv. Bognor.   Son of Egbert Grout and Susan, née Pay, of Chalcraft Road.   Husband of Lily, née Clinch.   Brother of Egbert and Frank.  Tyne Cot Memorial.  BWM and Victory Medal

 

GUMBRELL, Richard John

Stoker Petty Officer.   306621.   A career sailor who joined in 1904.   HMS Victory and other ships.   Died from internal haemorrhage  9 Sep 1918.   

Age 34.    Local memorial:  None.   Born Bognor.   Son of the late Arthur Gumbrell and Fanny, née Leggett, of Mead Lane, Bognor.   Bournemouth East Cemetery  S.  I.  147.   1914/15 star, BWM and Victory Medal.

 

HACKETT, Albert John T.

 

Private.   43419.   Manchester Regiment, 17th Bn.   Previously Pte 4933, Middlesex Regiment.   K in A.   12 Oct 1916.   Age 32.   Local memorials:  H;  SB.   Born Horley.   Enl. and liv. Bognor.   Son of George Hackett and Ellen, née Tullett, of 52 Essex Road, Bognor.    Thiepval Memorial, Somme.  

BWM and Victory Medal

 

HALE, George James

Lance Corporal.   G/980.    Royal Sussex Regiment,    7th Bn.    K in A. 

24 Jun 1918   Age 24.     Local memorials:  H.  Pa.     Born Pagham.   Enl. Chichester.    Son of James Hale and Ellen, née Balchin, of 23 Nyetimber, Pagham.    Harponville Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme.   D. 8.   1914/15 Star, BWM and Victory Medal.

 

HALL, Evan Willie

Gunner.   83251.   Royal Garrison Artillery, 217th Siege Bty.  D of W.  

9 Apr 1918   Age 21.      Local memorials:  H;  SB.   Born and enl. Bognor.  

Liv. Bersted.   Son of Kempton Kennett Hall and Ellen, née Sharp, of Laurel Cottage, N. Bersted.   At birth registered as Evan Willie, whereas military documents show as William.   

Aire Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais.   II.  B.  5.   BWM and Victory Medal.

 

HAMMOND, Albert Henry

Rifleman.   3590.   Rifle Brigade, 1st  Bn.   Had previously served for 15 months in the Royal Navy.   K in A.  24 Sep 1914.   Age 31.   Local memorials:  B;  H;  SB.   Born Chichester.  Enl. Winchester in 1910.   Liv. Bognor.   Son of Edwin Hammond and Eliza, née  Martin.   Husband of Mrs Sarah Joyce, previously Hammond, née Fennell of 24 Mons Ave, Bognor.   Bucy-le-Long Communal Cemetery, Aisne.  Nr. NE Wall.   1914 Star and clasp;  BWM and Victory Medal.

 

HAMMOND, Herbert Leonard

Private.  48752.  Rifle Brigade, 2/10th London Regiment.  K in A.  9 Aug 1918.  Age 18   Local memorials:  B;  H.   Born and Liv. Bognor.   Enl. Brighton.   Son of Edwin James Hammond and Ada Mabel, née Preston, of 37 Steyne Street, Bognor.   Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais.   BWM and Victory Medal.

 

HAMMONDS,

Denys Huntingford

Major.   Royal  Engineers.   O/C  225th  (Stockton-on-Tees) Field Company.  

K in A.   30 Mar 1918.   Age 30.   Local memorials:  Hs;  Ch;  BOC.   Born Battersea.   Son of the Reverend Prebendary Edwin Hammonds and Margaret, née Downes, of  37 North Street, Chichester.   Educated at  Holyrood School, Bognor, and King’s School, Canterbury.   B.Sc. London.    Pozières Memorial, Somme.   Awarded DSO and MC.   1914/15 Star, BWM and Victory Medal.  

[His father, Rev. Hammonds was Principal of Bishop Otter College.]

 

HARTMANN, Charles (Carl) Herbert

Lieutenant  Royal West Kent Regt, 5th Bn. Formerly Pte.1896, Artists Rifles. 

K in A  2 Jul 1918.  Age 31. Local memorials: H;  Pa;  Windows in Pagham Church.   Son of Friedrich Carl Augustus Hartmann and Jessie Edith, née Bellingham,  of 14 Kensington Square, London.   (Family had holiday home at Pagham)   Bouzincourt Ridge Cemetery, Albert, Somme.  II. F. 3.  

BWM & Victory Medal. 

 

HARVIE, Arthur Leonard

Private.   47502.   Northants Regiment, 6th Bn.   K in A   18 Sep 1918.   Age 40. Local memorials:  None.   Born Bognor.   Enl. London.   Son of Arthur Gough Harvie, solicitor, and Emma Frances, née Strachey.   Unicorn Cemetery, Vendhuile, Aisne.   I.  F.  16.   BWM and Victory Medal.

 

HAVILAND, John Doria

Lieutenant.   Royal Fusiliers, 10th Bn.   Died   16 Jul 1916.   Age 34   Local memorials:  B;  H.   Born Northampton.   Son of the late John Haviland, solicitor, and Helen Alice, née Jeffery,  of St. David’s, Sudley Road, Bognor.  (GRO register of birth shows forename John only)   Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt-L’Abbé, Somme.  I. B.40.   1914/15 Star, BWM and Victory Medal.

 

HAY, Harold Etherington

Rifleman.    608455.    London Irish Rifles, 1st Bn.     Formerly Pte. 3828,

5th London Regiment.   K in A.   23 Aug 1918.   Age 25.   Local memorials:  B;  H.   Born and liv. Wandsworth.   Enl. Bunhill Row.   Son of Hubert A. Hay  and Emma, née Etherington, of Canada Grove, Bognor.    Vis en Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais.    BWM and Victory Medal      

 

HAYES, Arthur James

Lance Corporal.  G/1222.    Royal Sussex Regiment,  2nd Bn.   K in A.  

12 Feb 1915   Age 18   Local memorials:  B;  H.   Born Hounslow.   Enl. and liv. Bognor.   Son of James Evett Hayes and Annie, née Blackmore, of 69 London Road, Bognor.  Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais.  

1915 Star, BWM and Victory Medal.

 

HAYLEY, Cyril William

Seaforth Burrell

Captain.   Highland Light Infantry, 10th Bn.  D of W   18 Sep 1915.   Age 23   Local mem:  Hs.   Son of John Newton Hayley and Alice Henrica Dora, née Neave, of 2 Ryder St, St. James’ Square, London.   Attended Holyrood School, Bognor.   (Family lived next door to school in 1901)   Chocques Military Cemetery,   Pas de Calais   I.  B.  26.      1915 Star, BWM and Victory Medal.

 

HEATES, E,

Local Memorial:  H.   Probably in error for Keates.

 

HEATHER, James

Private.  G/995.  Royal Sussex Regiment, 12th Bn.  K in A.   20 Sep 1917.  

Age 21   Local memorials:  B;  H;  SB.   Born Graffham.   Enl. Chichester.  

Son of Henry William Heather and Margaret Winifred, née Parker, 24 Essex Road, Bognor.      Tyne Cot Memorial, Flanders.   1915 Star, BWM and

Victory Medal.

  

HELLYER, Henry

Stoker PO.   283821.   HMS Black Prince.   Killed in action at Battle of Jutland.    31 May 1916.   Age 38.   Local memorials:   H;  SB.   Born Bognor.  Son of William and Isabella Hellyer of Bognor.   Husband of the late Edith Mary,

née Shawyer  (md. 1906, d. 1907, bur. Bognor.)   Portsmouth Naval Memorial.   1914/15 Star, BWM and Victory Medal

 

HENDERSON, C.

Signaller.   Local memorials:  B;  H.   No Signaller or Private with this surname and initial found with any Bognor connection.

 

HEWITT, William Edward

Private.   8616.     Royal Scots, 2nd Bn.   K in A. 28 Apr 1915.  Age 31.  

Local memorials:  B; H; SB.  Born Bognor.  Enlisted 1903, served in India. Transferred to reserve 1906 recalled 1914.   Son of John Hewitt and the late Ann, née Luckings, of 22 Essex Road, Bognor.     Husband of Ellen Ethel née Knight, of 5 Gravits Lane, Bognor.     Kemmel Chateau Military Cemetery,

West Flanders.   E. 20   1914 Star, BWM and Victory Medal.

 

HOCKHAM, Robert William

Able Seaman.   217623.   A career  sailor;  joined Royal Navy as a boy in 1901.      HMS Bayano and other ships.   Killed in action  with submarine off the Clyde.   11 Mar 1915.  Age 30   Local memorials: B;  H.   Born Pyecombe, Sussex.   Son of James Henry Hockham and Alice, née Wood, of 17 Southover Road, Bognor.         Portsmouth Naval Memorial.   1914/15 Star,  BWM and Victory Medal.  

 

HOCKING, James

Sergeant.  17866.  Royal Field Artillery, ‘C’ Bty, 110th Bde.   K in A.   24 Mar 1918  Age 25. Local memorial:  H.   Born Plymouth.   Enl. Chichester.    Son of William and Johannah Hocking of Portsmouth.   Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais.     1915 Star, BWM and Victory Medal.   Bognor connection not known.

 

HODGES, Frederick George

Lance Corporal.    G/13.    Royal Sussex Regiment, 7th & 8th Bns.    K in A. 

29 Aug 1918.   Age 21   Local memorial:  H.   Born Angmering.  

Enl. Chichester.   Son of Frederick Hodges and Clara, née Bateman, 

Montpelier Terrace, Worthing.   Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais.  

BWM and Victory Medal.

 

HOLDEN, Alfred

Ordinary Seaman.  J/51186.    Joined Navy in 1916.  HMS Mary Rose.   K in A  17 Oct 1917    Age 31    Local memorials:  H;  Pa.   Born Wick, Littlehampton.   Son of John Holden and Mary Ann, née Madgwick of Essex Road, Bognor,

later of Portfield.   Fredrikstad Military Cemetery, Denmark.  I.  A.  7.  

BWM & Victory Medal

 

HOLDER, Edward

National Reservist.   Local memorial: none.   Born Glynde, son of George and Jane Holder.   Shown as Ned Holder when married to Kate Kent in 1900, in 1911 Census, and in Bognor Burial Register.   Of 2, Caledonian Terrace, William Street, Bognor.   Died 5 Jan 1915.   Age 43.   Bur.  Bognor  Cemetery.   Ref. 1793.   No medal entitlement, as he did not serve in a war zone.

 

HOLE, Thomas Harold Trewin

Rifleman.  374520.   London Regiment.    (Post Office Rifles)    K in A.  

30 Oct 1917  Aged 19.   Local memorials:  B;  H.   Born Torquay.    Enl. Kensington.   Liv. Clapham Common,   Son of George Hole and Harriet, née Trewin, of ‘Haroldene’,  Chichester Road.   Bognor Roll of Honour, Hospital Memorial, Medal index card and ‘Soldiers Died’ all show initial ‘H’ or name Harold only.    Tyne Cot Memorial, Flanders.    BWM and Victory Medal.

 

HOLLOWAY, Bernard Henry

Captain.   Royal Sussex Regiment, 9th Bn.   K in A.  27 Sep 1915.    Age 27.   Local Memorials:  None.   Born Clapham.   Son of Sir Henry Holloway and Annie Jane, née Gollop, of Draxmont, Wimbledon.  (Later of Westergate

House)  Loos Memorial,  Pas de Calais.   1914/15 Star, BWM and

Victory Medal.

 

HOMER, Arthur Thomas

Lance Sergeant.  8130.   Royal Berkshire Regiment.  2nd Bn.    K in A.  

25 Sep 1915   Age 28   Local memorials:  H;  Fc; Fe.   Born Portfield, Chichester,  Sussex.   Enl. Bognor.   Son of Noah Homer and Ann, née Dyer, of Middleton.   Brother of Charles.    Ploegsteert Memorial, Hainault, Belgium.  

1914 Star, BWM and Victory Medal.

 

HOMER, Charles

Lance Bombardier.   30754.   Royal Garrison Artillery, 1st/1st North Midland Heavy Battery.   Died.   27 Oct 1918.   Age 28.   Local memorials:  H;  Fc; Fe.     Born Portfield, Sussex.     Enl. Portsmouth.   Liv. Middleton.    Son of Noah Homer and Ann, née Dyer, of Middleton.   Brother of Arthur.    Bur:  Felpham (St. Mary) Churchyard.  133.    1914/15 Star, BWM, Victory Medal.

 

HOOD, Maurice Henry

Nelson (The Hon.)

Lieutenant.  RNVR, Hood Bn., RND.   K in A.   Between 4 & 7 Jun 1915.  

Age 34   Local memorials:  B;  H.   Born Chard, Somerset.   Second son of

the late 2nd Viscount Bridport and Viscountess Bridport   Husband of the Hon. Ethel Rose, née Kendall, of 28 Norfolk Square, Hyde Park, London.      

Helles Memorial.   1914/15 Star, BWM and Victory Medal.

 

HOOK, Valentine

Captain.     Queen’s Regiment, 7th Bn.     K in A.     3 Mar 1917.     Age 21. 

Local memorial: Hs.   Born in Churt, Surrey.   Son of Bryan Hook and

Catherine Mosely, née Dewrance, of King’s Barton, Brixham.     Attended Holyrood School, Bognor, then Westminster School.    Heninel Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas de Calais  B.  18.     1914/15 Star, BWM and

Victory Medal.

 

HOPKINS, Wyndham Walter Valentine

Rifleman.   41612.   Royal Irish Rifles, 1st Bn.   Previously Private  30590.  Northampton Regiment.   K in A.   2 Oct 1918.   Age 35. Local memorial:  B.    Born & Liv. Hythe.    Enl. Canterbury.   Son of Walter James Sutton Hopkins and Caroline, of Hythe.  Husband of Elizabeth H., née Down, of 164 Seabrook Road, Hythe, Kent.   Dadizeele New British Cemetery, West Flanders.  

BWM and Victory Medal.   The only serviceman W.W. Hopkins who died in WW1.   No Bognor connection traced.

 

HORNER, W

Local memorial:  B.   Several men with this name and initial died in WW1, but none traced with any Bognor connection.

 

HORNIBROOK,
Cornelius G

Private  6150.    Royal Munster Fusiliers,   2nd Bn.   K in A.   8 Sep 1916. 

 Local memorials:  None.   Born and liv. Cork, Ireland.  Enlisted Kinsale. 

 Son of John and Mary Hornibrook.   Husband of Margaret.    May be related to Francis Hornibrook, R.N. (Retired) of 2, St. Catherine’s, Felpham.   

Thiepval Memorial, Somme.   1914 Star, BWM and Victory Medal.

[See notes on Greenwood and Hornibrook Families]

 

HORNIBROOK, J.G.

See James Greenwood – his correct name

 

HOSKING, J.

Local memorial:  B.   Only one British serviceman with this name and initial died in WW1.   No Bognor connection traced.

  

HOTSTON, Sidney

Private.  461.   East Surrey Regiment, 12th Bn. K in A. 20 Sep 1917. Age 32
Local memorial:  H.  Born Yapton.   Enl. Kingston on Thames.   Liv. Bognor.   Son of the late Harry Hotston, and Henrietta Maria Bicknell, formerly Hotston née Bridger, of Barnham.    Tyne Cot Memorial, Flanders.    1914/15 Star, BWM and Victory Medal.

 

HUME, Arthur Grenville

Major.   NZ 10/1853.   Wellington Regiment, NZEF.   K in A    8 Aug 1915.  

Age 42.   Local memorial:  B.   Born Isle of Wight.    Son of Col. Arthur Hume (late Cameron Highlanders), and Rebecca, née MacIntire.   Husband of Amy Charlotte Graham (formerly Hume, née Rogers) of 36 Dean Park Road, Bournemouth.    Chunuk Bair (New Zealand) Memorial, Turkey.

Bognor connection not known.

    

HUMPHREY, Alfred George

Private.   42656.   Lincolnshire Regiment, 10th Bn.   Previously Private 156892,  Queen’s Royal West Surrey Regiment.  D of W.  in captivity.   20 Apr 1918. 

Age 19   Local memorials: B;  H.   Born and enl. Chichester.   Liv. Bognor.  

Son of William Francis and Caroline Humphrey of Denmark Terrace,

Glamis Street, Bognor. Niederzwehren Cemetery, Kassel, Germany. IV. F. 11. 
BWM and Victory Medal.

 

HUMPHRYS, Basil Godfrey

Lance Corporal.  [Hospital says Trooper]    432.  1st  King Edward’s Horse.  

K in A.   20 Nov 1917   Age 22.   Local memorials: B;  H.   Born Sydenham. 

Enl. London.   Liv. West Norwood.     Son of William Barclay Humphrys and Emma Maria, née  Davis, of 18 Duppas Hill Rd, Croydon.   Brother of Leslie and Stewart.   Cambrai Memorial, Louveral, Nord.     1914/15 Star, BWM and Victory Medal.   Bognor connection not known

 

HUMPHRYS, Leslie Palmer

2nd Lieutenant.    1 Honourable Artillery Company.    Previously   Cpl 477, Honourable Astillery Company.   D of W.   13 Dec 1916.   Age 28.   Local memorials: B; H.  Born Manor Park.   Son of William Barclay Humphrys and Emma Maria, née Davis, of 18 Duppas Hill Rd, Croydon.    Brother of Basil and Stewart.   Étaples Mil. Cemetery, Pas de Calais I.A.76.    1914 Star, BWM and Victory Medal.   Bognor connection not known.

 

HUMPHRYS, Stewart Francis

2nd Lieutenant.    Royal Fusiliers, 20th Bn, att. 14th Bn.    Previously Sgt 70. 

King Edward’s Horse.   K in A. 26 Aug 1916.  Age 23.  Local memorials:  B;  H.   Born Sydenham.   Son of William Barclay Humphrys and Emma Maria,

née Davis, of 18 Duppas Hill Road, Croydon.  Brother of Basil and Leslie.   

Thistle Dump Cemetery, High Wood, Longueval, Somme.  Special Mem. 1.     MiD.   1914/15 Star, BWM, Victory Medal.   Bognor Connection not known.

 

HUNT, Charles

Sergeant.   G/1415.   Middlesex Regiment, 13th Bn.   Previously served 13 years with the Middlesex Regiment.   K in A.   18 Aug 1916.   Age 43.     Local memorial: None.   Born Wandsworth.   Enl. Guildford.   Liv. Bognor.   Husband of Eliza Hunt, who in 1916 was living at The Vicarage, Sudley Road, Bognor.   Thiepval Memorial, Somme.   1914/15 Star, BWM and Victory Medal.

 

HYND, Alexander

Private.  G/24964.  The Buffs (East Kent Regiment),  6th Bn.  D of W.  2 Jul 1918   Age 19   Local memorial:  None.   Born Bognor.   Enl. Hitchin, Herts     Liv. Hexton, Herts.   Son of Henry Turnbull Hynd and Alice Sarah Amelia, née Morgan,  of Hexton.  Henry had been schoolmaster in South Bersted.   Bagneux British Cemetery, Gezaincourt, Somme.   III.  G.  13.    BWM and Victory Medal.

 

IDE, Arthur

Private.  019622.  RAOC.  Died  9 Jan 1921.  Age 40   Local memorial: None.   Born Bognor.   Son of the late Thomas Ide and Ann, née Harris.   Husband of Mary Sophia (called Polly), née Williams of  29 Chapel Street, Bognor.    Bur:  Bognor Cem..   2308.   (Shown by CWGC as Thomas Arthur)   BWM and

Victory Medal

 

IDE, Benjamin Henry

Private.  G/1150.  Royal Sussex Regiment,  2nd Bn.  K in A.  9 May 1915.  

Age 22   Local memorials:  B;  H;  SB.   Born and enl. and liv. Bognor.    Son of Benjamin Albert Ide and Charlotte, née Holder, of 7 Gainsborough Road,  Bognor.      Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais.  1914/15 Star, BWM and

Victory Medal.

 

IDE, Frederick

Chief Stoker  276821 (PO).   HMS Victory  Died 17 May 1919.   Aged 45.   

Born in Bognor.   Son of William Ide of 1 Oxford Street, Bognor, and the late Charlotte, née Piercey.   Husband of Henrietta, née  Knight.   Brother of Harry.   Bur. Westhampnett, St. Peter.   1914/15 Star, BWM & Victory Medal.

 

IDE, Harry

Acting Corporal.   SD/809.   Royal Sussex Regiment,  11th Bn.   K in A.

24 Sep 1917      Aged 35.   Local memorials:  B;  H.   Born and enl. Bognor. 

Liv. Newhaven.   Son of William Ide,  of 1 Oxford Street, Bognor, and the late Charlotte, née Piercey.   Husband of Frances Emily, née Terry.   Brother of Frederick.   Tyne Cot Memorial, Flanders.     BWM and Victory Medal.

 

IDE, Jesse

Private. 11558. Durham Light Infantry, 2nd Bn. K in A. 21 Sep 1914.   Age 21.    Local mems:  B;  H.   Born Nutbourne, Sussex.   Enl. Colchester.   Liv. Bognor.   Son of Argo Ernest Ide and Annie, née Whitington, of Warblington. 

La Ferte-sous-Jouarre Memorial, Seine et Marne.      1914 Star and clasp; 

BWM and Victory Medal.

 

IRELAND, William

2nd Lieutenant   Royal Sussex Regiment,   2nd Bn.   Previously C/Sgt  5518, Royal Sussex.    K in A.   25 Sep 1915.   Age 33.   Local memorials:  B;  H.   Born Horsham.   Son of William Ireland and Emily Jane, née Brown, of Rudgwick, Sussex.   Husband of Eva May Ireland, née Whiting, of 54 London Road, Bognor.   Dud Corner Cemetery, Loos, Pas de Calais VII.  F.  1.  

1914/15 Star, BWM and Victory Medal.

 

IRISH, Cranstone John Hawes

Able Seaman.   216724.   HM Submarine E 10.   Killed in loss of vessel in North Sea  21 Jan 1915.  Age 29.  Local mem:  H;  SB.  Son of the late William Irish and Elizabeth Maria, née Fellick, of John Street, Bognor.     Portsmouth Naval Memorial.        1914/15 Star, BWM and Victory Medal.

 

JANMAN, Albert George

Lance Corporal.  G/1522.   Royal West Kent Regiment, 7th Bn.  K in A. 

5 Oct 1916  Age 29   Local Memorials:  H;  Pa.   Born Pagham.   Enl. Tonbridge.   Son of Thomas Venus Janman and Mary, née Stewart, of The Manor House, Barrack Lane, Aldwick.   Thiepval Memorial, Somme. 1915 Star, BWM & Victory Medal.

 

JOHNSON, Charles

Local memorials:  B;  H.   Born Bognor 1892, son of George Johnson and Alice, née Novell, his second wife, of Oakdene, Canada Grove.    Possibly:  Private.  G/7342  Royal Sussex Regiment, 9th Bn.  K in A. 28 Oct 2017.  Aged 24.   Hargicourt British Cemetery, Somme.   BWM and Victory Medal.  

(According to military records, this Private Johnson left a widow, Louisa.  

Her maiden name not ascertained, but could be Mears)  

  

JOHNSON, L

Private.  Local memorial: H.  30 men called L. Johnson died in WW1, but none with Bognor connection.   Possibly:  Pte. 20456  Leonard Johnson, Hampshire Regt, 15th Bn. K in A.  30 Jun 1916. Alias Leonard Patrick Doyle. Born and liv. Littlehampton.   Son of Mrs L. Doyle.   Husband of Annie Maud Dagnell, formerly Doyle, née Mann.  Bur. Berks Cem. extension, Hainault. 1.C.15. 

 

JOHNSTONE, Henry Archer

Captain, acting Major, Royal Field Artillery, 152nd Brigade.   K in A

21 Mar 1918   Age 28.  Local memorial:  H.  Born Nottingham. Son of John Johnstone and Ada née Archer, of Fairmead, Risley, Derbys.   Wancourt British Cemetery,   Pas de Calais   VIII.  A.  5.   BWM and Victory Medal.  

Bognor connection not known.

 

JONES, Arthur Edwin

Private.   9574.   South Staffordshire Regiment, 2nd Bn.   K in A.   18 May 1915.  Age 27.  Local memorials:  B; H; SB.   Born and liv. Bognor.   Enl. Woolwich.   Son of Fanny Lilly Burton, formerly Jones, of 12 Ockley Road, Bognor.  

Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais.   1914 Star, BWM and Victory Medal.

 

JONES, Cecil Stanley

Gunner.    62238.   Royal Garrison Artillery, ‘X’ 20th Trench Mortar Battery.  

D of W.   Netley Hospital, 14 Jul 1916    Age 34.   Local memorials:  H;  SB.  

Born Faringdon Reg. Dist., Berks.   Enl. Bognor.   Liv. Bersted.   Son of George Henry and Elizabeth Jones.   Husband of Fanny, née Collins (grand-daughter of Mary Wheatland) of 2 Crescent Cottages, Ivy Lane, South Bersted.   

Bur: Bognor Cemetery  2238.   BWM and Victory Medal.

 

JONES, Charles Reginald

Gunner.  651827.   Royal Field Artillery,  ‘B’ Battery,  161 Bde.   K in A.

20 Oct 1918   Age 20  Local memorial:  Fe.   Born Molesey, Surrey.   Enl. Chichester.   Son of Frank Jones and Lillie, née Deacon, of Wickham Cottage, Cooksbridge, Lewes.   Brother of Frank Kenneth.     Busigny Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord  IV.  A.  4.   [Felpham Cottages Memorial shows as Charles J. Jones]       Local connection not known.

 

JONES, Ernest

Private.   Local memorial:  H.   Possibly the Ernest Jones, age 5, son of Fanny Jones of 12 Circus Street, in 1901 Census.  If so, brother of Arthur.

Not enough information for positive identification

 

JONES, Frank Kenneth

Private.   TF/20028.   Royal Sussex Regiment, 1st/4th Bn.     Previously   Private. 4/1800, Royal Sussex Regiment.    K in A 29 Jul 1918.  Age 21    Local memorials:  Fc; Fe.  Born Cheam, Sy.      Enl. Hurstpierpoint.   Son of Frank

Jones and Lillie, née Deacon, of Wickham Cottage, Cooksbridge, Lewes.   Brother of Charles Reginald.     Raperie British Cemetery, Villemontoire, Aisne.  IA. A. 4.     BWM and Victory Medal. 

[Felpham Cottages Memorial shows as Frank J. Jones]  

 

JONES, William

Air Mechanic 2nd class, 85472/58685.   Royal Flying Corps.   Drowned at sea from H.T. Aragon   30 Dec 1917.    Age 34.   Local memorial:  none.   Son of John and Ann Jones of 12 Steyne Street.   Husband of Elizabeth Jones (née Kent?), of 2 Argyle Rd, Bognor.   Chatby Memorial, Alexandria, Egypt.  

BWM and Victory Medal.

 

JONES, William George

Possibly:  Private.   GS/92959.   Royal Fusiliers, 2/4th Bn. London Regiment.   Formerly Pte. 60992.  King’s Royal Rifle Corps.    K in A.  24 Aug 1918.  

Age 18.   Local memorial:  H.   Born Hove.   Enl. Brighton.   Liv. Portslade.    Bronfay Farm Military Cemetery, Bray-sur-Somme.   II.F.38.     BWM and

Victory Medal.    Bognor connection not known.

 

JONES, William John

Private.   G/7752.   Royal Sussex Regiment,  9th Bn.    K in A.  18 Aug 1916.  

Age 20.   Local memorials:  B;  H;  Fc;  Fe.   Born Oving.   Enl. Bognor.   Liv. Felpham.   Son of Frederick Jones and Ruth, née White, of Flansham Lane,

Nr. Bognor.   Thiepval Memorial, Somme.   BWM and Victory Medal.

 

KEATES, Ernest

Private.   L/9956.  Royal Sussex, Regiment,   2nd Bn.   K in A. 14 Sep 1914.   

Age 19.    Local memorials:  B;  H;  Pa.   Born Pagham.      Enl. Chichester.   Son of Charles and Mrs Eliza Keates, née Clinch, of Copy Hold Cottage, Lagness.    La Ferte-sous-Jouarre Memorial,    Seine et Marne, France.  

1914 Star, BWM and Victory Medal.

 

KEATES, William Russell

Private.   SD/2724.   Royal Sussex Regiment, 11th Bn.   K in A.   21 Oct 1916.   Age 22.   Local memorials:  H;  Pa.   Born and liv. Bersted.   Enl. Chichester.      Son of William George Keates and Rachel, née White, of Chalcroft Road.      Thiepval  Memorial, Somme.  BWM and Victory Medal.

 

KENT, Edward Wilfred

Private. 8092.   A regular soldier, Hampshire Regiment, 2nd Bn.   K in A.

 6 Aug 1915    Age 24.    Local memorials:  B;  H.   Born  Fishbourne.     

Enl. Chichester.  Liv. Bognor.     Son of Henry Kent and Mary Jane, née Harris,  of 27 Steyne St, Bognor.   Helles Memorial, Turkey.  

1914/15 Star, BWM and Victory Medal.

 

KING, A.

Local memorial:  SB.   Many servicemen with this surname and initial died in WW1.   None traced with Bognor connection

 

KING, George Herbert

Private.    G/1469.   Royal Sussex, Regiment 2nd Bn.   K in A.    25 Sep 1915.  

Age 22.   Local memorials:  H;  SB.    Born Angmering.   Enl. Bognor.  

Son of Albert King and his late first wife Fanny, née Rogers, formerly of Sea Road, Felpham.    Loos Mem., Pas de Calais.   1914/15 Star, BWM and

Victory Medal.

 

KING, Norman

See OLIVER, Harold Augustus Boyd – his real name

 

KINGMAN, William Edgar

Private.   G/2744.   Queen’s Regiment, 8th Bn.   D of W.   19 Oct 1915.   Age 25   Local memorials:  B;  H.   Born Bognor.   Enl. Deptford.   Liv. Charlton.   Son of the late Lewis Kingman and Clara, née Constable, of Steyne Street, Bognor.    Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, West Flanders.   I.  B.  22A. 

1914/15 Star. BWM and Victory Medal.

 

KNAPTON, Leonard Stephen

 

Private.   2817.   Dorset Regiment, 1/4th Bn.   K in A.   10 Oct 1915.   Age 31.   Local memorials: B [gives initial E];  H.   Born Yeovil.   Enl. Dorchester.    Liv. Hindhead.    Son of George Knapton and Amy, née Tooms.   Husband of Elsie M. Poppett  (formerly Knapton, née Lambert) of Rosemount, Oakengates, Shropshire.    Basra War Cemetery, Iraq.  V. D. 9.   1914/15 Star, BWM and Victory Medal.   Local connection not known.

 

KNIGHT, J.H.

Private.    Local memorials:  H;  SB.    Several servicemen with this surname and initials died in WW1.     None traced with Bognor connection. 

 

LAGGETT, William

Sergeant.  47535.   14th Hussars.   D of W.  6 Dec 1917.   Age 32. Local memorials: H; Fc; Fe.   Born, enl. and liv. Bognor.    Son of Maurice Laggett and Fanny Jane, née  Mills, of 14 Henry Street.      Basra Memorial.  1914/15 Star, BWM and Victory Medal.

 

LAMBERT, Harry James

Private.    G/6349.    Royal Sussex, Regiment,  2nd Bn.    D of W.   9 Dec 1916.   Age 29.   Local memorials:  H;  SB.    Born Bognor.    Enl. Chichester.   Son of the late Edward Charles Lambert and Eliza Humphrey, formerly Lambert, née Staker.   Husband of Charlotte Kate Short (formerly Lambert, née Irish),   of  46 Cavendish St, Chichester.   Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme.  IV.  E.  31.   BWM and Victory Medal.

 

LAMBERT, J.

Able Seaman.   RN  Local memorials:  B;  H.   Only four naval men with this name and initial died in WW1; none with apparent Bognor connections. 

 

LAMPARD, Bernard George

Lance Corporal  3/2842.  Essex Regiment, 9th Bn.    D of W 13 Aug 1916   Age 28.  Local memorials:  B;  H.   Born Lenham, Kent.   Enl. London.   Liv. Bognor.   Son of the late Bernard Lampard and Kate Smurthwaite, formerly Lampard,

née Coast, of Lyon Street, Bognor.    Thiepval Memorial, Somme.1914/15 Star, BWM and Victory Medal.

 

LANGRISH, Charles William

Private. G/26000.  The Buffs (East Kent Regiment), 1st Bn.  K in A.  8 Oct 1918   Age 36.   Local memorials:  B;  H;  Ch.   Born Lavant.   Enl. Brighton.  

Liv. Chichester.  Son of the late John Langrish and Rebecca, formerly Conage, née Foot.   Husband of Annie Flora Langrish, née Kent, of 12 Russell Street, Portfield, Chichester.   Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais. 

BWM and Victory Medal.     Bognor connection not known.

 

LEARY, Percy George

Private.   G/24775.    Royal Fusiliers, 23rd Bn.    D of W.   29 Sep 1918.   Age 26.  Local memorials:  H;  SB.   Born Felpham.   Enl. Bognor.   Liv. Bersted.   Son of George William Leary and Edith Ellen, née Coles, (later Ridgers)  of 7 Retort Cottages, Ivy Lane, S. Bersted.   Brother of Thomas.   Beaumetz Cross Roads Cem., Beaumetz-les-Cambrai, Pas de Calais.   F.  30.   BWM and Victory Medal.

 

LEARY, Thomas Frederick

Acting Corporal.   SD/815.  Royal Sussex Regiment,  11th Bn.   K in A.

24 Sep 1917  Age 20.   Local memorials:  H;  SB.   Born Felpham.  Enl. Bognor.   Son of George William Leary and Edith Ellen, née Coles, (later Ridgers) of 

7 Retort Cottages, Ivy Lane, South Bersted.   Brother of Percy.  

Tyne Cot Cemetery, Flanders.   LVII.  D.  27.      BWM and Victory Medal.

 

LEE, Alan James

Lance Corporal.   11057.    King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment,  2nd Bn.

K in A.  8 May 1915.   Age 18.   Local memorial: Ch.   Born Bognor.  GRO gives name as James Allan Lee.   Enl. Woking   Son of the late Arthur Edwin Lee and Nellie Ethel, née Hughes, of 32 St. James Road, Portfield, Chichester.     Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Flanders.      1914/15 Star, BWM and Victory Medal.   

 

LEE, Charles John

Private.    279315.    London Regiment,  3rd (City of London) Bn, R. Fusiliers.   Formerly 537025, 15th London Regiment, then 4th London Regiment.   Posted 2/2nd London Regiment.  K in A.  18 Sep 1918.   Age 19.   Local memorials:  B;  H;  SB.   Enl. Whitehall.   Born and Liv. Bognor.   Son of Ebenezer John Lee and Harriett Jane, née Woodger,  of ‘Annadale’, Gordon Avenue, Bognor.  

Epehy Wood Farm Cemetery, Epehy, Somme. III. C. 4.

BWM and Victory Medal.

 

LEGG, Edgar

Gunner.  73891.  Royal Garrison Artillery, 126th Siege Bty.  D of W  

18 Aug 1918  Age 30  Local mem: None. Born Flansham. Son Harry Legg and Catherine, née  Baker, of Bognor.   Husband of Rose, née Draper, of 20, Ascupart St, Southampton.    Puchvillers British Cemetery, Somme.  I. E. 76.   BWM and Victory Medal.

 

LEGGATT, Alfred Walter Vincent

 

This man did not die in WW1.   It is not known how his name came to be included on the Memorial in the Bognor War Memorial Hospital and the Roll of Honour in St. John’s. 

E.R.A. I.   Career sailor, joined the Royal Navy in 1907, serving on various

ships until 1928.    Local memorials:     B [initials A.W.W.];  H [initials A.M.V.].   

Born Portsmouth, son of Walter E. Leggatt, naval pensioner, and Eleanor, née Wright, of ‘Dagenham’, Highfield Road, Bognor.   1914/15 Star, BWM and Victory Medal.     Possibly died Chichester 1955.  

 

LEMMON, Frank Herbert

Private.   7348.   Australian Infantry,  11th  Battalion.     Died 26 Jan 1914. 

Age 35   Local memorials:  B;  H.   Born Billingshurst.   Son of Frank Lemmon and Sarah, née Caffyn, of  18 London Road, Bognor.   Brother of Wilfred.    

Messines Ridge British Cemetery, West Flanders.   I.  A.  6.

 

LEMMON, Wilfred Arthur

Private.   114839.   Canadian Mounted Rifles, 5th Bn.   Died 15 Sep 1916.  

Age 27.   Local memorials:  B;  H.   Born Leiston, Suffolk.      Son of Frank Lemmon and Sarah, née Caffyn, of  18 London Road, Bognor.    Brother of Frank.        Vimy Memorial, Pas de Calais

 

LEWIS, C.R.

 

Private.   Local memorials:  H;  SB [SB:  initials C.E.]   Many men called C. Lewis died in WW1.   None found with Bognor connection.

 

LEWIS, William James

Trooper.   1645.   Household Battalion.   K in A.   11 Apr 1917.  Local memorials:  B; H.   Born Westbury on Trym, Glos.  Enl. and liv. Bognor.   Son of Rayman Lewis and Elizabeth, née Brown, of Westbury on Trym.   Husband of Clara, née Bowman.   Brother of Annie Geater of Flansham.  Mindel Trench British Cemetery, St.Laurent-Blangy, Pas de Calais. A.4.   BWM and Victory Medal.

 

LITTLE, John Robert

Possibly:   Private.   G/591.  Royal Sussex Regiment,  7th Bn.   K in A. 

8 Dec 1915  Age 33.  Local memorials (all with single initial R):  B;  H;  SB.  

Born Arcledon, Cumberland.   Son of the late David Little and Hannah, née Munroe, of Arcledon.   Schoolmaster in 1901 (Dearham, Cumberland) and

1911 (Dover, Kent)    Guards Cemetery, Windy Corner, Cuinchy, Pas de Calais.   III. H. 3     1914/15 Star, BWM and Victory Medal. 

 

LITTLECHILD, Edward George

Private.   G/17962.   Royal Sussex Regiment,  7th Bn.   Previously Pte. 3911, 2/5 Bn., also 13th and 9th Bns.   K in A.   30 Nov 1917.   Age 30.   Local memorials:  H;  SB.    Born Bognor.    Enl. Chichester.   Son of  Edwin J. Littlechild and Eliza, née  Geall,of 3 Victoria Cottages, South Bersted.     Brother of Frederick.   Cambrai Memorial, Louveral, Nord.    BWM and Victory Medal.   [GRO and Census show as Edward George.   Military documents give George Edward]   

 

LITTLECHILD, Frederick Henry

Gunner.   62766.   Royal Field Artillery, 43rd Bde.   K in A.   2 May 1915.   Age 21.  Local memorials:  B;  H;  SB.   Born Bognor.   Enl. Chichester.  Son of 

Edwin J. Littlechild and Eliza, née  Geall of 3 Victoria Cotts., South Bersted.   Brother of Edward George.   Duhallow A.D.S. Cem., West Flanders. VIII. B. 16.   1914 Star and clasp, BWM and Victory Medal.   [GRO and Census show as Frederick Henry, military documents as Frederick only, and all three memorials as Frederick J.]

 

LOIBL, Randolph Philip Spencer

Private.   SP 2417.   Royal Fusiliers, 24th Bn.   D of W   28 Jul 1916.   Age 21.   Local memorial:  None.   Born Maida Vale.   Enl. Chichester.   Liv. Bognor.  

Son of Emil Loibl and Emma, née Tannenbaum.    Dive Copse British Cemetery, Sailly-le-Sec, Somme.   II.  C.  36.   1914/15 Star, BWM and Victory Medal.

 

LUCAS,  Robert Henry

Private.    SD/1772.    Royal Sussex Regiment, 12th Bn.    D of W.   1 Jul 1916.   Age 23.   Local memorials:  B;  H.   Born Brighton.   Enl. Bognor.    Son of Robert Lucas and Mary, née Wells, of Brighton.   Husband of Lily May, née Keates,

of Laburnum Cottage, North Bersted.     Merville Communal Cemetery, 

Nord.  V.  A.  4.    BWM and Victory Medal.

  

LUCAS, Edward John

This man did not die in WW1.   It is not known how his name came to be included on the Memorial in the Bognor War Memorial Hospital and the Roll of Honour in St. John’s Church  

Stoker, 1st Class.   RN – Various ships.   Local memorials:  B;  H. Born in Bognor.   Son of John Lucas and Emma, née Staker, of Scott Street, Bognor.    Joined the Royal Navy as a boy in 1904; served until 1919, and joined the R.F.R. in 1920.   1914/15 Star, BWM and Victory Medal.  

Died in Chichester, aged 64, in 1954.   

 

LUFF, Cecil

Private. TF/3312. Royal Sussex Regiment, 4th Bn Died.  28 Jun 1916. Age 23   Local memorials: H.   Born Plaistow.   Enl. Bognor.    Son of the late Edward, and Elizabeth Luff of 3 Chequer Road, East Grinstead.   Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cem., Egypt.   D. 29.   1914/15 Star, BWM and Victory Medal.

 

MacKENZIE, Jack Ronald Lewes

Lieutenant.  Seaforth Highlanders.  K in A.   21 Apr 1917.  Age 20.   Local memorials:  B;  H.      Born in Shanghai, China.    Son of Colonel  Donald Mackenzie, of Glack, Aberdeen, and Dolores Isobel, née Grant.    Boarded at Felstead School.   Basra Memorial, Iraq.    BWM and Victory Medal.  

[Could be connected with Mrs McKenzie (sic) of ‘Seaforth’, Glamis Street, Bognor – in 1913 Bognor Directory]

 

MacLAVERTY, Colin Johnstone

Captain.   King’s Shropshire Light Infantry, 1st Bn.   Served in Boer War.  KSLI, then Scottish Rifles.   In  Aug 1914 , attached to Nigeria Regt.  Rejoined KSLI Jun 1916.    K in A.   18 Sep 1916.    Age 37.    Local memorial: B.   

Born Llangattock, Mon.   Liv. Hereford.   Son of Rev. Alexander MacLaverty and Mary Eugenia (née Tombs).   Husband of Geraldine Antoinette, née

Hewat (later Hodgson) of The Elms, Hereford.   Thiepval Mem., Somme.   1914/15 Star, BWM and Victory Medal.   [Possibly related to Col. A.J. Maclaverty

of The Hawthorns, Linden Rd.]

 

MAPLE, Albert George

Private.   G/14893.  Queen’s Regt., 7th Bn.   K in A.  23 Mar 1918.  Age 37  

Local memorial: None.   Born Wiston.   Enl. and liv. Bognor.   Son of Albert Edwin Maple and Jane, née Coulson, of Wiston.   Husband of Annie,  née Stoner, of 4 Mead Cottages, Brewery Lane, Bognor.     Pozières Memorial, Somme.   BWM and Victory Medal.

 

MARCHANT, James

Lance Corporal. GS/423. Royal Sussex Regiment,  9th Bn. Previously served in 2nd Sussex Volunteers.   Died, Felpham.   6 May 1918.   Age 42.   Local memorials: H;  Fc; Fe. Born Fletching, Sussex. Enl. Chichester. Liv. Felpham.   Son of John Marchant and Ann, née Goble, of Fletching.   Bur:  Felpham

(St. Mary) Churchyard   121.  In SW part.   1914/15 Star, BWM and

Victory Medal.

 

MARNER, William John

Able Seaman.   226270(PO).   A career sailor who joined as a boy in 1903.   HMS Victory and other ships.   Died 15 Apr 1917  from Jacksonian epilepsy and exhaustion.  Age 29.   Local memorials:  H;  SB.   Born Eartham.   Liv. Bognor.      Son of Charles Marner and Elizabeth, née  Frost, of 2 Waterworks Cottages, South Bersted.   Buried in Great Yarmouth (Caister) Cemetery.   B.  III.  

1914/15 Star, BWM and Victory Medal.

 

MARSH, Archibald Fred

Private.  G/14457.  The Buffs (East Kent Regiment), 7th Bn.   K in A.

22 Aug 1918   Age 18.  Local memorial:  Fc; Fe.   Born Selsey.   Enl. Brighton.    Liv. Felpham.     Son of Mark Marsh and Annie Maria, née Keys, of 3 East View Cottages, Limmer Lane, Felpham.    Albert Communal Cem. Extension, Somme.  II.  D.  6.     BWM and Victory Medal.

 

MARSHALL, John

Private.  SD/823.  Royal Sussex Regiment,   9th Bn.  K in A.   20 Jun 1917. 

Age 21   Local memorials:  B;  H;  Al.   Born Bosham.   Enl. Bognor.   Liv. Aldingbourne.   Son of Richard Marshall and the late Annie, née Madgwick,

of The Bungalow, Woodgate, Aldingbourne.     Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium.  BWM and Victory Medal.

 

MATHEWS, John Lawrence

Lieutenant.   Royal Sussex Regiment, 7th Bn, att. Royal Engineers, Div. Signals.  Died 28 Dec 1917    Age 20.    Local memorials:  H;  Pa;  Hs.   Born Ealing.   Son of Henry Noble Mathews and Elizabeth, née Thomas.   Attended Holyrood School, Bognor.  Aire Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais.   I.  G.  15.

 

MATTHEWS, Rupert William

Petty Officer.   210094.   A career sailor, who joined the Royal Navy as a boy.     HMS Victory and other ships.     Died  30 May 1915.  of internal ulcer,   Age 30.   Local memorials:  Fc; Fe.   Born Lymington, Hants.   Son of Thomas Matthews and the late Caroline, née Hatcher.   Husband of Florence S. Matthews, née Taylor, later of 733 Hamilton Road, Vancouver, B.C.   Bur:  Felpham (St. Mary) Churchyard.   In SE corner.   1914/15 Star, BWM and Victory Medal.

 

MAY, George Edward

Lance Sergeant.  SD/709.    Royal Sussex Regiment   11th Bn.    K in A.   

30 June 1916   Age 20.    Local memorials:  B;  H.   Born Kasauli, India.  

nl. Bognor.   Son of the late George Edward May and Sophia, née Garrett, of   ‘Alverton’, Linden Avenue, Bognor.           St. Vaast Post Military Cemetery, Richebourg-L’Avoue, Pas de Calais.  III. R. 3.   BWM and Victory Medal.

 

MAY, John James

Company Quartermaster Sergeant.   SD/2182.  Royal Sussex Regiment,

12th Bn.     Served in the Boer War. Died in Lambeth.   22 Jul 1915. Age 51.   Local memorials:     B;  H;  SB.   Born Manaton, Devon.   Enl. Brighton.   Liv. 

2 Richmond Place, London Road, Bognor.      Son of John May and Elizabeth Sophia Patey May, née Quick.     Husband of Emily Elizabeth May.  

Bur: Bognor Cem.   1687   No WW1 medals, as he did not serve in a war zone.

 

MEDHURST, Frank

Private.  G/40252.  Queen’s Royal West Surrey Regiment., 2nd Bn.  Previously Pte 5393, Royal Sussex Regiment.   K in A.   26 Oct 1917.    Age 24.   Local memorials:  B;  H;  SB.   Born Bersted.  Enl. and liv. Bognor.   Son of Thomas Medhurst  and Matilda Kate, née Ide, of 3 Essex Road, Bognor.   Brother of Thomas.   Tyne Cot Memorial, Flanders.   BWM and Victory Medal.

 

MEDHURST, Thomas

Private.   G/15947.   Royal Sussex Regiment, 13th Bn.   Previously   Pte 3730,    Royal Sussex Regiment.  D of W.  15 Aug 1917.  Age 20. Local mems:  B; H; SB.   Born and liv. Bognor.   Enl. Horsham.   Son of Thomas Medhurst  and Matilda Kate, née Ide, of 3 Essex Road, Bognor.     Brother of Frank.   Wimereux Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais.   II.  Q.  10A.      BWM and Victory Medal.

 

MERRITT, George Thomas

Private.   G/426.   Royal Sussex Regiment,   7th Bn.   Had previously served in Royal Navy.    D of W.   3 Jul 1915.   Age 25.  Local memorials:  B;  H;  SB.  Born Felpham.  Enl. Chichester.   Liv. Bognor.   Son of the late Samuel Merritt, and Mary Merritt, widow, formerly of The Street, Bersted.   Husband of Rosina Grace, née Marchant, of 55 Essex Road.    Brother of William.   Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension (Nord)   I. D. 76.   BWM and Victory Medal.

 

MERRITT, William

Private.   15039.   Bedfordshire Regiment,   7th Bn.     K in A.   10 Sep 1915.  

Age 21.   Local memorials:  B;  H;  SB.   Born Felpham.   Enl. Lambeth.   Son of the late Samuel Merritt, and Mary Merritt, widow, formerly of The Street, Bersted.   Brother of George.   Dartmoor Cemetery, Becordel-Becourt, Somme.    I.  B.  7.     1914/15 Star, BWM and Victory Medal.

 

MILES, John Edward

Gunner.   101220.    Royal Garrison Artillery, 225th Siege Battery.    D of W.  

1 Dec 1917.   Age 37   Local Memorials:  H;  Pa.   Born  Sherborne St. John, Hants.   Enl. Whitehall.   Lived at Barn Rocks Cottage, Aldwick.   Son of John Miles and Harriet, née Taplin, of The Laundry, Sherborne St. John, Basingstoke.   Husband of Annie Elizabeth, née King, later of  Milverton, Leamington Spa.      Rocquigny-Equancourt Road British Cemetery,  Manancourt, Somme VI.  C.  15.      BWM and Victory Medal.

 

MILLS, George

Private.  G/819.  Royal Sussex Regiment,   7th Bn.   D of W.  31 Dec 1915. 

Age 18     Local memorials:  B;  H.   Born and liv. Bognor.   Enl. Chichester.  

Son of Jesse Mathew Mills and Janet, née Horner,of 45 Chapel Street, Bognor.    Brother of Jesse (jnr.)   Bethune Town Cemetery, Pas de Calais.   IV.  G.  66.

1914/15 Star, BWM and Victory Medal

 

MILLS, Jesse

Sergeant.   7159.   Coldstream Guards, 4th Bn.   Previously served 7 years,  3 in Egypt.   Recalled 4 Aug 1914.   D of W.   16 Nov 1914.   Age 26.     Local memorials:  B;  H.     Born and liv. Bognor.   Enl. Chichester.     Son of Jesse Mathew Mills and Janet, née Horner, of 45 Chapel Street, Bognor.   Brother of George.  Grangegorman Military Cemetery,  Dublin.   CE.  574.

1914 Star and clasp, BWM and Victory Medal.

 

MINTORN, Richard Haynes Nelson

Private.   T/386387.   Army Service Corps.    Previously Pte 2993, Royal Fusiliers, 24th Bn.   Died 28 Apr 1918.   Age 54.   Local memorials:  B;  H.   Born Pinner.  Enl. London.  Liv. Bognor.   Son of the late John Haynes Mintorn and the late Elizabeth, née Mogridge.   Next of kin, sister Cora, of Clovelly,

Campbell Road, Bognor.   Harrow (St. Mary) Lower Churchyard.   SW part.   BWM and Victory Medal.

 

MISSELBROOK, Frank Henry

Private.   49307.   Northamptonshire Regiment, 6th Bn.   D of W.   2 Sep 1918.   Age 18.   Local memorials: H;  Pa.   Born Pagham.   Enl. Brighton.   Son of Frank Misselbrook and Elizabeth Jane, née Slade, of 27 Nyetimber.   Brother of Stephen.   Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt-L’Abbé, Somme. VII. B. 38.

BWM and Victory Medal.

 

MISSELBROOK, James

Private. G/4393. Royal Sussex Regiment, 2nd Bn. K in A. 25 Sep 1915. Age 35   Local memorials: None.   Born North Bersted.   Enl. Chichester.   Son of Charles and Eliza Misselbrook of 29 Essex Road, Bognor.   Husband of Ada Misselbrook,  née Balchin,  of 4 South Cottages,  Wick,  Littlehampton.    

Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais.   1914/15 Star, BWM and Victory Medal

 

MISSELBROOK, Stephen

Private.   G/7240.   Royal Sussex Regiment,   7th Bn.   K in A.   18 Sep 1918.  

Age 29.  Local memorials:  H;  Pa.   Born Pagham.   Enl Bognor.   Son of Frank Misselbrook and Elizabeth Jane, née Slade, of 27 Nyetimber.  Brother of Frank.   Epehy Wood Farm Cemetery.   II.  A.  17.   BWM and Victory Medal.

 

MITCHELL, Arthur Thomas

Private.   SD/819.   Royal Sussex Regiment,  11th Bn.   K in A.   30 Jun 1916.  

Age 19.   Local memorials:  B;  H;  SB.  Born and enl. Bognor.   Son of George and Annie Mitchell, formerly of Chalcroft Road, Bognor.       Brother of William.    

Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais.   BWM and Victory Medal.

 

MITCHELL, William James

Private.   SD/820.   Royal Sussex Regiment,  11th Bn.   K in A.   18 Sep 1917.   Age 19.   Local memorials:  B;  H;  SB.   Born and enl. Bognor.   Son of George and Annie Mitchell of 37 Clifford Road, South Norwood, formerly of Chalcroft Road, Bognor.   Brother of Arthur.     La Clytte Military Cemetery, West Flanders.   III.  A.  8.   BWM and Victory Medal. 

 

MONEY, Arthur Edwin

Rifleman.   44828.   Royal Irish Rifles,   15th Bn    Formerly Pte.   5081   Royal Sussex Regiment.   D of W.  27 Mar 1918.  Age 20.  Local memorials:  B; H.  

Born Kingston, Sy.   Enl. Chichester.  Liv. Bognor.  Son of James William Money and Sarah, née Wooster, of Central Farm Dairy, Station Road, Bognor.   Hautmont Comm. Cem.   II.  A.  14.   BWM and Victory Medal.

 

MOORE, Walter Louis

Petty Officer Stoker.   300013.  A career sailor who joined in 1902. HMS Genista.   Killed in action with submarine in Atlantic.  23 Oct 1916.   Age 34.   Local memorials:  B;  H.   Born Hove.   Son of Walter Henry L. Moore and

Fanny Eliza, née Norris (Born in Bognor) of Hove.   Husband of Florence

Emily, née Durham, of Wood View Terrace, Nailsea, Som.     

Portsmouth Naval Memorial.  1914/15 Star, BWM and Victory Medal.

 

MORGAN, Edward Charles

2nd Lieutenant      Royal Berkshire Regiment,   1st Bn,   att. 5th Bn. 

K in A.  18 Dec 1915    Age 17.   (Day before 18th birthday)     Local mem:  Hs.   Born Blackheath.   Attended Holyrood School, Bognor;  Haileybury;  Sandhurst.   Son of Cdr. Charles Morgan, R.N., and Kathleen Courtenay,  née Robinson, of Lansdowne Square, Hove.   Guards Cemetery, Windy Corner, Cuinchy,   Pas de Calais.   III. H. 3.   1914/15 Star, BWM, Victory Medal.    

 

MORLEY, Harry Arthur

Rifleman.   46495.   Rifle Brigade, 3rd Bn.   D of W.   27 May 1918.   Age 19.   Local memorials:  H;  SB.   Born and liv. North Bersted.   Enl. Chichester.  

Eldest son of George Morley and Emma Anna, née Tomblin, of The Hollies, Chalcraft Road, North Bersted.   Pernes British Cem., Pas de Calais.  II.C.43  BWM and Victory Medal.

  

MORSHEAD, R.A.

See under Anderson-Morshead, R.H.

 

MOULDER-JOHNSON, Henry James

Bognor Burial Register, entry 2400, states that Henry James Moulder Johnson, age 32, a discharged soldier, d. on 17 Dec 1920.   GRO Birth reg. index records birth in June quarter of 1888 in Pancras Reg. Dist.   No other details traced.

 

MUNDAY, Albert Edward

Lance Corporal.   G/44058.   Middlesex Regiment, 17th Bn., previously Pte. 6337, Middlesex Regiment.   K in A.  28 Apr 1917.   Age 37.   Local memorials:  H;  SB.   [Local memorials and 1891 Census show initial E, or Edward, only.]    Born Bognor.   Enl. Ealing.   Son of the late Henry Munday and Frances, née Jackson, of Essex Road, Bognor.    Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais. BWM and

Victory Medal.

 

MUNDAY, William Henry

Private.     TF/315324.      Royal Sussex Regiment,    16th (Yeomanry) Bn.   Previously   Pte.  G/19778   Royal Sussex Regiment.   K in A.   16 Sep 1918.

Age 27.   Local memorials:  B;  H;  SB.   Born and liv. Bognor.     Enl. Chichester.  Son of Frank Munday and Fanny, née Hammond, of 2 Ingeborg Villas, Cemetery Lane, Bognor.   Husband of Mabel, née Redman.   Peronne Communal Cem. Extension, Somme.   IV.  D.  16.   BWM and Victory Medal.

  

MURRAY, George

Third Mate.   Mercantile Marine.   SS Huntsmoor.  Drowned as result of attack by enemy submarine.   20 Apr 1918.   Age 22.   Local memorials: B; H.   Born Hammersmith.   Son of George Murray and Mary Ann, née Hayes  of Ealing Villa, Linden Avenue, Bognor.   Tower Hill Memorial.

 

NARRAWAY, Stanley Cyril

Lance Corporal.  2853.  London Regiment, 2nd Bn., Royal Fusiliers.  K in A.

11 Dec 1915.   Age 21.   Local memorials:  B;  H.   Born Leyton, Essex.   Enl. London.   Liv. Carshalton.   Son of Stanley William Narraway and Florence Isabelle, née Perry (Born in Bognor), of Carshalton.   Redoubt Cemetery, Helles, Gallipoli.   I.  D.  19.   1914/15 Star, BWM and Victory Medal.

 

NEEVES, Ivor Stanley

Private.   B/20175.   Royal Fusiliers, 9th Bn.   K in A.   3 May 1917.   Age 20.   Local memorial:  None.   Born and liv. Bognor.   Enl. Cranbrook.   Son of  William Thomas Neeves and Annie Mary Elizabeth, née  Masters, of Lennox House, Lennox Street, Bognor.   Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais.  BWM and Victory Medal.

 

NEW, John Edward

Lance Corporal.   G/617.   Royal Sussex Regiment, 7th Bn.   K in A.  7 Jul 1916.   Age 18.   Local memorials:  H;  SB.   Born Felpham.   Enl. Bognor and liv. Bognor.   Son of Robert New and Anne Maria, née Roberts, of Henry Street, Bognor.    Brother of Robert.   Thiepval Memorial, Somme.   1914/15 Star, BWM and Victory Medal.

 

NEW, Robert William

Company Sergeant Major.   7264.   Hampshire Regiment, 1st Bn.   K in A. 

 24 Oct 1916.    Age 29.   Local Memorials:  B;  H;  SB.   Born Felpham .   Enl. Bognor.   Son of Robert New and Anne Maria, née Roberts, of Henry Street, Bognor.   Husband of Madeleine, née Putman.   Brother of John.     Birth reg. as Robert William;   later documents state William Robert, or William only.   Thiepval Memorial, Somme.   1914 Star & clasp, BWM and Victory Medal.

 

NEWBURY, Alfred Ernest

Able Seaman.   J/22255.   Joined RN as a boy in 1913.   HMS Black Prince.   Killed in Action, Battle of Jutland, 31 May 1916.   Age 19.      Local memorials:  B;  H.   Born in Ilam, Staffs.   Son of Ernest Newbury and Ann, née Croft, of 11 Scott Street, Bognor.     Portsmouth Nav. Memorial.   1914/15 Star, BWM and

Victory Medal

 

NEWPORT, Harry Christopher

Private.   TF/200568.   Royal Sussex Regiment, 4th Bn.  Formerly    Pte 4/23561, Royal Sussex Regiment.   K in A.   4 Nov 1917.   Age 20   Local memorials:  B; H.     Son of William Henry Newport and Amy Louisa, née Broadhurst, of   ‘The Anchorage’, Park Rd, Bognor.   Parents gave silver altar cross to St. Wilfrid’s Church in his memory.    Beersheba War Cemetery, Israel.  G.  65.  

1914/15 Star, BWM and Victory Medal.

 

NORRELL, Hugh

Corporal.     47328.     Royal Garrison Artillery,   108th Siege Bty.     K in A. 

5 Apr 1918.   Age 26.    Local memorial:  H.   Born and liv. East Lavant.  

Enl. Lewes.   Son the late William Tidy Norrell and Eliza Elizabeth, also née Norrell of Royal Oak Cottage, East Lavant.   Hedauville Communal Cemetery Extension , Somme. A. 7.     1914/15 Star,  BWM and Victory Medal.  

Bognor connection not known.  

 

NORRIS,  Alfred Charles

Private.  G/15954.  Royal Sussex Regiment, 13th Bn.    Previously Pte. 4291, Royal Sussex Regiment. K in A  21 Oct 1916.   Age 40.  Local memorials:  B;  H;  Pa.   Born and liv. Pagham.   Enl. Chichester.      Son of George Norris of 36 Nyetimber, and the late Sarah, née Farow.    Thiepval Memorial, Somme.    BWM and Victory Medal.

 

NORRIS,  Herbert Edward

Acting Sergeant.    3909.    Rifle Brigade., 3rd Bn.    K in A.   17 Jun 1915.   Age 21.  Local mem:  None. Born Bognor.  Enl. Chichester.  Liv. Selsey.  Son of Edward Allen Norris and Ada, also née Norris, of Foresters Villas, Selsey.    La Brique Military Cem. No. 2.  I.  L.  28.      1914 Star & Clasp, BWM and Victory Medal.

 

NORRIS,  William Richard

Private.   8158.   Hampshire Regiment, 2nd Bn.   D of W.   9 Aug 1916.   Age 26.   Local memorials:  H;  Fc; Fe.   Born and liv. Felpham.   Enl. Bognor.   Son of Richard Norris and Eva Edith, née Harding,  of 4 Sea Road, Felpham.     Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, West Flanders.   VII.  D.  38A.   1914/15 Star, BWM and Victory Medal.

 

NORTON, William Bertram

Private.   12217.   Coldstream Guards, 3rd Bn.    D of W. 15 Dec 1915.   Age 20.   Local memorials:  Fc; Fe.    Born Havant. Enl. Bognor.   Son of Albert Edward Norton and Frances Emily, née Cole, of ‘Sunnyside’, Canning Rd, Felpham.   Bur. Felpham Churchyard.  84. SW part. 1914/15 Star, BWM & Victory Medal.

 

NOVELL, Percival Reginald.

Private.   TF/200325.   Royal Sussex Regiment, 4th Bn.   K in A.   26 Mar 1917.  Age 21.   Local memorials:  B;  H.   Born North Mundham.   Enl. and liv. Bognor.     Son of Richard Novell, of 12 Gainsborough Road, Bognor, and his wife May.    Jerusalem Memorial.   1914/15 Star, BWM and Victory Medal.

 

OAKMAN, Sidney

Private.   L/7945.   Royal Sussex Regiment, 2nd Bn.   K in A.   18 Aug 1916.  

Age 30.   Local memorials:  B; H.  Born Hastings.  Enl. Arundel.  Son of the late William Charles Oakman and Ellen, née Monger, of Hastings.   Husband of Phillis, née Budd, of 63 London Rd, Bognor.    Maroc British Cemetery, Grenay,

Pas de Calais.   I.  JA.  4.   1914 Star, BWM and Victory Medal.

 

OLIVER, Harold Augustus Boyd

2nd Lieutenant.   Irish Guards (att. 4/Guards Machine Gun Regiment.)   Previously served (as Norman King – his stage name as a comedian) in Royal Army Medical Corps, 85th Field Ambulance, in France and Salonika.     D of W.  26 May 1918.   Aged 34.   Local memorials:  B;  H.   Youngest son of The Reverend George William Oliver and Alice Selena, née Davenport. of 45 St. James Square, Holland Park, London.  Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme. No. 2. I. C. 8.  1914/15 Strar, BWM and Victory Medal.   

Bognor connection not known. 

 

OVINGTON, C. Laudram

1st Lt  U.S. Army, attached to French Air Service.   Missing in Action or buried

at sea.    29 May 1918      (Details from American Battle Monuments Commission)   Local memorial:  Hs.   Boarded at Holyrood School, Bognor.     

 

OWEN, Arthur Adrian

2nd Lieutenant    Royal Warwickshire Regiment, 3rd, att. 2nd Bn.    K in A.  

13 Mar 1915.   Age 18     Local memorials:  B;  H.   Son of Arthur Owen and Augusta Frances, née Hughes of 49 Overstrand Mansions, London S.W. and Strathmore, Bognor.  Royal Irish Rifles Graveyard, Laventie, Pas de Calais. 

I. A. 9.      MiD;  1914/15 Star, BWM and Victory Medal.

 

PACE, Henry Joseph A.

Captain.   Royal Marine Artillery.   Died.   7 Aug 1915.   Age 27.   Local memorials:  B;  H;  SB.   Born Kensington.      Son of the late Henry Pace, Barrister, and Zofia Tadwiga, née Andrzejewski, of Woodford House, Upper Bognor Rd, Bognor.    Brother of Thomas.   Bur: Kensal Green  (St. Mary’s) Roman Catholic Cemetery.   1. (Circle) 892.   British War Medal.

 

PACE, Thomas Andrew

Lance Corporal.   9893.   London Regiment.   (London Rifle Brigade) 5th Bn.  

D of W.   4 May 1915.    Age 31   Local memorials:  B;  H;  SB.   Born Kensington.    Birth registered at General Register Office  as  Thomas Andrzejewski Pace.  

A barrister.    Enl. London.   Liv. Kensington.  Son of the late Henry Pace, Barrister, and Zofia Tadwiga, née Andrzejewski, of Woodford House, Upper Bognor Rd, Bognor.    Brother of Henry.     Poperinghe Old Military Cemetery, Belgium.  II.  P.  21.     1914/15 Star, BWM and Victory Medal.

 

PAICE, W.

(as on memorials) 

Possibly: Edgar William Paice,  Lance Corporal  G/984  Royal Sussex Regiment, 7th Bn.   K in A.   5 Oct 1916.   Age 24.   Born Portfield, Sussex.   Enl. Chichester.       Liv. Whyke.   Son of Thomas Edgar Paice and Emily Louisa, née Durrant of 26 Grove Road, Whyke, Chichester.   Thiepval Memorial, Somme.   1914/15 Star, BWM and Victory Medal.   Bognor connection not known.  

 

PAIGE, Albert Frederick

Lance Corporal. SD/4233.  Royal Sussex Regiment,  13th Bn. K in A.

30 Jun 1916.  Age 27.   Local memorials:  B;  H;  SB.   Born & enl. Bognor.    

on of Stephen James Paige  and Ellen Agnes, née Jones, of Chichester Road, Bognor.   Husband of Alice E.M. Keates (formerly Paige, née Smith) of 2 Royal Oak Cottages, Lagness.      St. Vaast Post Mil. Cemetery, Richebourg-L’Avoue,

Pas de Calais.    III. F. 11.   BWM and Victory Medal.

 

PARKER, Ernest George

Private.   5975.   9th Royal Lancers.    Served in South African Campaign with 14th Hussars.  Died.   24 May 1915. Age 43.   Local mems:  B;  H. Born Lewes.   Enl. Bognor.   Liv. Brighton.   Son of the late Frederick Parker and Lucy,  

née Colabeen, then Parker, later Chapman, of 50 Coleman Street, Brighton.      Wandsworth  (Earlsfield)  Cemetery  F.B.18.3.  

1914 Star, BWM & Victory Medal.

 

PARSLOW, Joseph

Stoker 1st class.   K/17647.    HMS Queen Mary.    K in A at Battle of Jutland.  

31 May 1916.   Age 21.   Local memorials:  B;  H;  SB.    Born Willesden.  

Son of William and Elizabeth Parslow of Madras Villa, Highfield Road, Bognor.   Portsmouth Naval Memorial.   1914/15 Star, BWM and

Victory Medal.

 

PATERSON, Andrew

Sergeant.   Scots Guards, 2nd Bn.   K in A.   26 Jun 1916.   Age 34.   Local memorial:  None, but probably B & H, as W. Patterson. Born Newington, Midlothian.    Enl. Edinburgh.   Liv. Bognor.   Son of James Paterson  

of 19 Canongate, Edinburgh.   Husband of the late Fanny Walls Paterson, née Yeates (d. 1915) of Scott Street, Bognor.    Poperinghe New Mil. Cemetery,

West Flanders.  II.  A.  4.   1914/15 Star, BWM and Victory Medal.

 

PATTEN, William James

Private.  G/1471.   Royal Sussex Regiment. 2nd Bn.  K in A.  9 May 1915.  

Age 32   Local memorials:  H;  Pa.   Born Compton Dundon, Somerset.   Enl. Chichester.   Living Lagness.   Son of the late William Patten and Lavinia, 

née Perren.   Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais.   1914/15 Star, BWM and Victory Medal

 

PATTERSON, W.

Sergeant.   Local memorials:  B;  H.   Presume error for Andrew Paterson.

 

PAWSEY, Harold Charles

2nd Lieutenant.   Suffolk Regiment., 4th Bn.   K in A.   18 Aug 1916.   Age 39.   Local memorials:  B;  H.   Born Poplar.   Son of Arthur Pawsey and Rose, née Parry.   Husband of Beatrice Mabel, née Barber, of Mabanta, Shelley Road, Bognor.   Caterpillar Valley Cem., Longueval, Somme.  IX. D.  26.  BWM and Victory Medal.

  

PAY,  Frederick George

Sergeant.   37552.   RAF, 41 Training Depot.   Died of influenza   17 Oct 1918.  Age 29.  Local memorials:  H; Fc; Fe.  Born Felpham.   Liv. Bognor.   Son of Harry Pay and Maria, née Ewens.   Husband of Daisy Gladys, née Stinchcombe, of Church Farm Dairy, Felpham.   Felpham (St. Mary’s) Churchyard.   191.   West end.

  

PEACOCK, Edgar Archibald

Private.    G/20215.    Middlesex Regiment, 4th Bn.    K in A.  28 Apr 1917. 

Age 28.   Born and liv.Wick, Sussex.   Enl. Mill Hill.  Worked in Bognor.  Son of Frederick Peacock and Matilda Ann Farrington, née Fowles.    Husband of Elizabeth, née Pannell.   Arras Mem, Pas de Calais.   BWM and  Victory Medal.  

 

PEARSON, Frank

Private.     477712.     Royal Canadian Regiment.   Died.  23 May 1917.   Age 44.   Local memorial:  Ch.    Husband of Jennie Pearson of ‘Franklyn’, of Longford Road, Bognor.   Chichester   Cem.   6.   3.

 

PENNY,  William

Chief Signal Boatswain.   Served for many years in Royal Navy before WW1.   HMS Good Hope   K in A.   1 Nov 1914.   Age 49.   Local memorials:  B;  H.

 (On hospital memorial as W. Penney, AB.)     Born Benares, India.  

 Husband of Elizabeth Jane, née Smith (daughter of Bognor’s Pier Master)  of ‘Argyll’, 127 Stubbington Avenue, Portsmouth.   Portsmouth Naval Memorial. 

1914/15 Star, BWM and Victory Medal.

 

PEPPER, Alwyn Tayton

Captain.     Royal Engineers, 100th Field Coy, att. 22nd Div HQ   Previously Acting Sergeant   2724    28th London Regiment.     Died.  6 Nov 1918.   Age 31.    Local memorials: B;  H;  SB.    Born Battersea.   Son of William Thomas Pepper and Susan, née Haile, of Burngreave, Bognor.   Husband of Eleanor Minnie Cecil née Lowe, of ‘Glebelands’, Claygate, Surrey.   AMICE.   Educated at Queen’s College, Taunton.    Mikra British Cemetery, Kalamaria, Greece.  

BWM and Victory Medal.  

 

PERRY, Cyril Ernest

Private.  684.  North Somerset Yeomanry.  K in A.  13 May 1915.  Age 28   Local memorials:  B;  H.   Born Marylebone.   Enl. East Grinstead.    Liv. Purley.   Son of the late Thomas Perry, and Florence, née Vaughan of Purley.     Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium.   1914 Star, BWM and Victory Medal.  

Bognor connection not known.

 

PHIPPS, George

Private.   TF/200212.   Royal Sussex Regiment 4th Bn.   Previously Private 1650, Royal Sussex Regiment.   K in A.   26 Mar 1917.   Age 22.   Local memorial:  None.   Born Bognor.    Enl. and liv. Littlehampton.   Son of  Frederick Phipps and Hannah Elizabeth, née  Jennings, of ‘Ethelbert’, Pier Road, Littlehampton.    Jerusalem Memorial.   BWM and Victory Medal.

 

PINCHES, H.

Staff Sergeant. 12668.  Grenadier Guards, 2nd Bn.   Died 18 Dec 1917.  Age 33   Local memorials:  B;  H.   Born Shifnal, Shropshire.   Son of the late William and Ann Pinches.   Bur. Felpham Churchyard.   BWM and Victory Medal.  

 

POORE, John Verity

Clerk. HMS Cressy.      Killed in action with submarine U-9 in North Sea.

22 Sep 1914   Age 17.   Local memorial:  Fe.   [Not on Felpham Cottages Memorial]   Born Wandsworth.    Liv. Felpham.  Son of John Barter Poore and Jessie, née Verity, of Golf Links Avenue, Felpham.     Chatham Naval Memorial.   

1914/15 Star, BWM, Victory Medal

 

POTTER, George

Stoker Petty Officer.    312125.     A career sailor who joined in 1907.  

HMS Liverpool.  Died of enteric fever 15 Feb 1917.   Age 29.   Local memorials:   H;   SB.   Husband of Mary May Potter, née Sharpe,  of 14 Essex Road, Bognor.   Bari War Cemetery, Italy.   14.  G.  37.    1914/15 Star, BWM and Victory Medal.

 

POWELL, Albert Edward

Corporal.    8368.    Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry.  

Died.   1 Nov 1916.   Age 30.   Local memorials:  B;  H;  SB   Born Hunston.  

Enl. Chichester.    Liv. South Bersted.    Son of George Powell and Emma,

 née Farenden,  of 2, the Homestead, Ivy Lane, Bersted.   Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery, Iraq.   XXI.  M.  38.     1914/15 Star, BWM and Victory Medal.

 

POWELL, E.

Royal Navy.   On South Bersted Memorial only.   No Royal Navy death with this name and initial has been traced.   Does not appear to be Edward, son of Frank and Mary Olive Powell, of Rose Cottage, South Bersted Street.

 

POWELL, Frank John

Private.   SD/1204.   Royal Sussex Regiment,   9th Bn.   D of W.   13 Aug 1917.   Age 30. Local memorials:  H;  Fc; Fe.   Born Bersted.   Enl. Bognor.   Son of John and Emily Powell of Felpham.   Husband of Nellie Blanche Barnes (formerly Powell, née Marsh) of 128 St. Pancras, Chichester.   Bur. The Huts Cemetery, near Ypres, Belgium  II.  C. 4.      BWM and Victory Medal

 

POWELL, Richard

Gunner. 71157.  Royal Field Artillery, 82nd Battery.   Died.   6 Sep 1916.  

Age 24.   Local memorials:  H;  SB.   Born and liv. Bognor.   Enl. Portsmouth.   Son of the late Frank Powell and Mary Olive, née Grainger of Rose Cottage, South Bersted Street.   Brother of Walter and William.   Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery, Iraq.   XXI.  F.  24.   1914/15 Star, BWM and Victory Medal.

 

POWELL, W.M.

Private.  Hospital Memorial only.    No match in CWGC. 

Error for William ?

 

POWELL, W.R.

South Bersted Memorial only.     No match in CWGC.  

Error for Walter ?

 

POWELL, Walter

Private.   G/28403.   Royal West Kent Regiment, 8th Bn.  Formerly TR/10/26222, 31st Training Reserve Bn.   K in A.   23 Aug 1918.    Age 19.   Local memorials:  H;  SB.   Born and liv. Bognor.   Enl. Chichester.    Son of the late Frank Powell and Mary Olive, née Grainger of Rose Cottage, South Bersted Street.   Brother of Richard and William.   Pozières Memorial, Somme.   BWM and Victory Medal.

 

POWELL, William

Private.   T4/142091.  Army Service Corps.   Died. 15 Sep 1918.  Age 29  Local memorials:  H;  SB.   Born, enl., and liv. Bognor.   Son of the late Frank Powell and Mary Olive, née Grainger of Rose Cottage, South Bersted Street.   Brother

of Richard and Walter.   Terluncthun British Cemetery, Wimille.   IV.  A.  45.   1914/15 Star, BWM and Victory Medal.

 

PRINCE, Henry Gordon

Private.   33169.   Northamptonshire Regiment, Labour Coy, 1st Bn.    Formerly Private G/53961, Queen’s Regiment.   Died.  26 Apr 1917.   Age 40.   Local memorials:  B;  H;  SB.   Born Brighton.   Enl. Chichester.   Liv. South Bersted.   Son of the late Henry William Prince and Charlotte, née Mountifield,of

3 Evergreens, South Bersted.      Shorncliffe Military Cemetery.   O.  525.   

BWM and Victory Medal.

 

PRIOR, Lewis Atkins

2nd Lieutenant.  Royal Sussex Regiment 13th Bn.,  att. 10th Bn. K in A. 30 Jun 1916     Local memorials:  B;  H.     Brother of  P. Prior of 4 Gordon Street,

London W.C.1.   Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais.   BWM and Victory Medal.  

Bognor connection not established.

 

PRYNNE, Norman Fellowes

2nd Lieutenant.     Devonshire Regiment, 10th Bn.     K in A.   24-25 Apr 1917.   Age 19.   Local memorial:  Hs.   Son of George Halford Fellowes Prynne and Bertha Geraldine, née Bradbury,   of ‘The Gables’   3 Grange Road, Ealing.   Boarded at Holyrood School, Bognor.   Selwyn College, Cambridge.   OTC.  

His father was the architect who designed St. Wilfrid’s Church, Bognor.  

Doiran Memorial, Greece.   BWM and Victory Medal.

 

RAYMOND,

Bertram Seymour

Major.  97th Deccan Infantry, Indian Army.  Died on Active Service

12 Aug 1917.   Age 29   Local  memorial:  Hs.   Born Charlottesville, U.S.    Son of Walter Raymond and Mary Margaret, née Mitford, of ‘Catherston’, Hayling Island.    Boarded at Holyrood School, Bognor.     Tehran War Cemetery, Persia.    II. F. 2.      1914/15 Star, BWM and Victory Medal.

 

RAYNER,

George Biddulph

2nd Lieutenant.     Essex Regiment.,   3rd Bn,    att.   2nd Bn, Gloucestershire Regiment.   K in A.   12 May 1915   Age 31.   Local memorials:   B;  H.   Born Hampstead.   Son of the late William Stockton George Rayner, and Anastasia Mary, née Woollett, of 71 Aldwick Road, Bognor.        Bedford House Cemetery near Ypres, Belgium.    Enc. No. 4 XI. C. 8.  

1914/15 Star, BWM and Victory Medal.

 

REDMAN, Herbert Arthur

Rifleman.   29471.   KRRC, transferred to 209119, Labour Corps.   Previously Pte. 2371, Royal Sussex Regt., 4th (Reserve)Bn.   Discharged 18 Dec 1917 with tuberculosis.   Died at home 5 Jan 1918.   Age 19.   Local memorials:  H;  SB.   Born Bognor.   Son of James Harvey (Sgt. Major in National Reserve) and the late Charlotte, née Napper, of Alpha Villa, Highfield Road, Bognor.  

Bur: Bognor Regis Cemetery  1549.

 

RELF, Richard John

Corporal.  L/6494.  Royal Sussex Regiment,   2nd,  previously 1st Bn.   K in A.   16 Feb 1915.   Age 29.   Local memorial:  None.   Born Cranbrook.   Birth registered as Richard John Hawkins.   Enl. London.   Served as Relf.    Son of Richard Relf and Louisa, née Hawkins, of East View, The Moor, Hawkhurst, Kent.   Husband of Florence Amelia, née Lloyd, of 21 Courtenay Road,

Woking.   Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais.   BWM and Victory Medal. 

Local connection not  known.

 

RICHARDS,  R.G.

Private.   Local memorial:  H.    [Is this an error for R.G. Richardson?]

 

RICHARDS, Albert

Stoker Petty Officer.   219671.   A career sailor who joined as a boy in 1902.   HMS Redbreast.   Killed in action with submarine in Mediterranean.   15 Jul 1917.   Age 32.   Local memorial:  H.      Born Bognor.   Son of Thomas Richards and Frances, née Bennett, of Bedford Street, Bognor.   Husband of Agnes Richards of 124 Seagate, Dundee.     Portsmouth Naval Memorial.  

1914/15 Star, BWM and Victory Medal.

 

RICHARDSON, Frederick James

Private.   L/10133.   Royal Sussex Regiment,  2nd Bn.   K in A. 29 Oct 1914.   

Age 19.      Local memorials: B; H.   Born and liv. Bognor.   Enlisted Eastbourne.    Son of Frederick  (aka Frank) Richardson and Fanny, née Richards of Holly Oak, Highfield Road, Bognor.     Karachi 1914-1918 War Memorial, Pakistan.   

1914 Star and clasp, BWM and Victory Medal

 

RICHARDSON, Ridley Gordon

Private.   G/17624.   Royal Sussex Regiment,  9th Bn.   Previously Private 3384, Sussex Yeomanry.  K in A.   11 Jun 1917.   Age 20.   Local memorials:  B;  H.   Born and enl. Bognor. (GRO Birth registered as Gordon Ridley Richardson)   Son of John Richardson and Charlotte, née Long, of  30 West Street, Bognor.     

Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium.   BWM and Victory Medal.

 

RICHARDSON, William Henry

Lance Corporal.    G/8138.   Royal Sussex Regiment   7th Bn. K in A. 

3 May 1917   Local memorial:  None.   Born, liv. and enl. Bognor.   Son of Thomas Richardson and Emily, née Watkins, of the Fox Inn, Felpham.    Husband of Alice Esther, née Spicer, of Ockley Road, Bognor;  later of 102 Sackville Road, Hove.   Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais.   BWM and

Victory Medal.

 

RICKARD, George Henry

Major.     Royal Garrison Artillery, 79th Siege Company.    Died. 6 Feb 1919.

Age 43   Local mem: B.   Born Palamcottah, India.   Son of Frances H. Rickard, widow,  of Bedford.   Husband of Winifreda Augusta, née James, of Oaksleigh, Locks Heath, Hants.   Bur: Bognor Cem.   Ref. 1958.     MiD.   BWM and

Victory Medal.

 

RIEKIE, David Thomas

Private.   814816.    Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry,    (139th Canadian Bn.)   K in A.  9 Apr 1917   Age 22.   Local memorials:  B;  H.   

Born Lewes.   Son of Thomas Reilly Riekie and Bessie, née Steadman, of London Road, Bognor.   Vimy Memorial, Pas de Calais.

    

RISHMAN, Albert

Private.   TF/200259.   Royal Sussex Regiment, 4th Bn.   Formerly Pte. 4/1758.  Royal Sussex Regiment.  Found dead.   27 Mar 1917.   Age 23.   Local memorials:  B;  H;  SB.     Born Croydon Reg. Dist., Surrey.   Enl. Bognor.    Grandson of Mrs Emily Rishman, of 170 London Road, Bognor.    Jerusalem Memorial, Israel.     1914/15 Star, BWM and Victory Medal. 

 

ROBERTS, George Henry

Possibly:  Steward.     Steam Trawler Earl Howard (Grimsby).     Drowned

when vessel was mined.    11 Dec 1914.    Age 40.     Local memorials:  B;  H.  

Born Malton, Yorks.     Son of William George and Isabella Roberts,  of Norton in Malton, Yorks.  Tower Hill Memorial.  

Bognor connection not known.

 

ROE, Henry

Private. 19021  Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry, 1st Bn.   K in A.  8 Dec 1915.   Age 20.   Local memorials:  B;  H.    Born Croydon.  Enlisted Charing Cross.   Liv. Slough    Son of George Edward and Isabella Roe.   (George had lived in London Rd  with his grandfather James Richardson from 1871-81)   Thiepval Memorial, Somme.   1915 Star, BWM and Victory Medal.

 

ROGERS, Albert Samuel

Stoker 1st class.   301451.   A career sailor who joined the Royal Navy in 1902.   HMS Aboukir.   Killed in action with submarine in North Sea.   22 Sep 1914.   Local memorials:  B;  H;  SB.   Born Bromley, Kent.   Husband of Elizabeth K.R. Rogers, née Britton, sister of William James Britton, q.v.   [And see entry for Elizabeth Kate Franklin.]   Portsmouth Naval Memorial.    1914/15 Star, BWM and Victory Medal.

 

RUFF, Edmund James

Private. 23600.  Royal West Kent Regiment,  7th Bn.  Died.  13 Sep 1918. 

Age 22.   Local memorials:  B;  H.  SB.   Born Bersted.   Son of George Ruff and Caroline, née Caiger, of The Evergreens, South Bersted.    Discharged from

army due to chronic nephritis.   Bur: Bognor Cemetery  342.   BWM and

Victory Medal.

 

RUSSELL, John

Private.   9851.   Dorset Regiment., 1st Bn.   D of W.  22 Apr 1915.   Age 26.  

Local memorials: Fc;  Fe.   Born Beaminster, Dorset.   Enl. Chichester.   Liv. Bognor.   Son of John Russell and Elizabeth, née Attwooll, of The Lodge, Middleton, Bognor.   Poperinghe Old Military Cemetery, Belgium.  II.  M.  19.

1914/15 Star, BWM and Victory Medal.

 

RUSTELL, William Douglas

 

Private.   G/21692.   Queen’s Regiment., 10th Bn.  Formerly 3662, Sussex Yeomanry.   K in A.   22 Sep 1917.  Age 22   Local memorials:  B; H.  [Hospital Memorial spells Rusthall]    Born Horsham.   Enl. Brighton.   Family living in Bognor in 1911.   Son of George Eli Rustell and Harriett Matilda, née Fowle,

of Douglas Cottage, Headley Down, Bordon, Hants.   Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium.   BWM and Victory Medal.     

  

SAIGEMAN, Benjamin

Private.    G/7234.   Royal Sussex Regiment, 9th Bn.    Died.   13 Jun 1918.  

Age 24.   Local memorial:  B.    Born Littlehampton.   Enl. and liv. Bognor.   Son of Jonathan Saigeman and Mary Ann, née Bailey, of 1 North Court, Chapel St., Bognor.   Brother of Jonathan.   Premont British Cemetery, Aisne.   IV.  A.  36.  

BWM and Victory Medal.

  

SAIGEMAN, Jonathan James

Able Seaman.   SS/1717.   A career sailor who joined the Royal Navy in 1906.   HMS Good Hope.    (RFR/PO/B/4805).    Served as Jack.    Killed in action at the Battle of Coronel.      1 Nov 1914.     Local memorials:  B;  H.   Born  Littlehampton.   Liv. Bognor.     Son of Jonathan Saigeman and Mary Ann,  née Bailey,  of  1 North Court, Chapel St., Bognor.   Husband of Lilian Rebecca, née Osgood.  Brother of Benjamin.   Portsmouth Naval Mem.   1914/15 Star,

BWM and Victory Medal.

 

SALMON, A.

Private.   Local memorials:  B;  H;  SB.   No other details known. 

 

SANDYS, Mervyn Keats

Captain.   York & Lancaster Reguiment, 2nd Bn.  K in A. 22-23 Oct 1914.   Age 30.   Local mems:  B;  H.  Born Northampton.  A career officer.    Sandhurst  R.M.C.   Younger twin son of the late Lt. Col. Edwin Del  Sandys (Northants Regiment.) and Clarissa Marion, née Jackson,  of Belmont Lodge,  Bognor.      Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium.    1914 Star & clasp, BWM and Victory Medal

 

SCHREIBER, Vivian George Edward Spencer

Midshipman.  HMS Monmouth.   K in A at Battle of Coronel.   1 Nov 1914  

Age 15.  Local memorials:  B;  Hs.   Born Thames Ditton.  Only child of the late Major Julian Meade Schreiber and Hilda Rose, née Abinger, of Patcham Place, Patcham.   Cousin of William Schreiber (see next)   Attended Holyrood School, Bognor;  then Osborne, and Dartmouth.    Plymouth Naval Memorial.  

1914/15 Star, BWM and Victory Medal.

 

SCHREIBER, William Eric Brymer

Lieutenant.   Canadian A.S.C., Mech. Transport Div.    D of W.     4 May 1915.   Age 31.    Local mem: B;  H;  Hs.   Born Wexford, Ireland.   Emigrated to Canada.   Son of Col. Frederick Ernest Lowther Schreiber and Mary Eleanor, née Godfrey.   Husband of Gabrielle Baillaige (formerly Schreiber).   Cousin of Vivian George Schreiber, see above.   Attended Holyrood School, Bognor.     Cement House Cemetery, near Ypres.   XXI. A. 1.

 

SCOTT, Henry Charles

Private.   SD/3225.   Royal Sussex Regiment,  13th Bn.   K in A.   30 Jun 1915.  Age 34.     Local memorials:  B;  H.     Born and enl. Bognor.      Son of William and Eliza Scott of Bedford St, Bognor.   Husband of Ellen, née  Spooner,

of Bedford Street, Bognor.  St. Vaast Post Military Cemetery,    Richebourg-L’Avoue, Pas de Calais.   III.  G.  9.    

Awarded MM.   BWM and Victory Medal.

 

SHARPE, Henry George

Driver.   64563.   Royal Field Artillery   (49th Bty.     K in A.   9 Oct 1917.  

Age 25.   Local memorials:  H;  SB.   Born Bersted.   Enl. Portsmouth.   Son of George Sharpe and Elizabeth, née Farow, 14 of Essex Road, Bognor.   Perth Cemetery (China Wall), nr Ypres.   VI.A.15.  1914 Star and clasp, BWM and Victory Medal.

 

SHAWYER, Ernest Henry

Private.   GSSR/182.   Royal Sussex Regi,emt,  7th Bn.   K in A.   1 Aug 1916.   Age 36.   Local memorials:  H;  SB.   Born Bognor.  Enl. Chichester.  Son of Arthur Shawyer and Charlotte, née Gibbons, of Meka Cottage, Bersted.   Thiepval Memorial, Somme.   1914/15 Star, BWM and Victory Medal. 

 

SHELLEY, Thomas Robert Edward

Guardsman.    26238.    Grenadier Guards, 3rd Bn.   K in A.   19 Sep 1917.  

Age 30.   Local memorials:  B;  H.   Born Bocking, Essex.   Enl. Bognor.   Son of the late Thomas Robert Shelley and Elizabeth, née Harris.   Husband of Amy, née Ede.    Tyne Cot Memorial.   BWM and Victory Medal.

 

SIMMONDS, Walter Alfred

Leading Seaman.    223524.     A career sailor who joined as a boy in 1905.  

HMS Black Prince.   K in A,   Battle of Jutland.   31 May 1916.   Age 30.   Local memorials:  B;  H.   Born and liv. Bognor.   Son of the late Samuel Simmonds and Fanny Hopkins (formerly Simmonds, née Binstead)  of 2 Scott Street, Bognor.    Portsmouth Naval Memorial.       1914/15 Star,  BWM and

Victory Medal.

 

SIMMONS, Harry Stanford

Rifleman.   G/2080.   King’s Royal Rifle Corps, 9th Bn.   K in A.   30 Jul 1915.   Age 28.     Local memorials:  B;  H.     Born Ditchling.   Enl. Bognor.    Liv. Burgess Hill.   Son of Charles Simmons and Clara Elizabeth,  née Stanford,

of ‘Linden’,  London Road, Burgess Hill.   He had worked in the International Stores in Bognor.   Ypres (Menin gate) Memorial.   1914/15 Star, BWM & Victory Medal.

 

SKEITES, William James

Private.   G/7230.   Royal Sussex Regiment,  9th Bn.   K in A.   2 Jul 1916.  

Age 22.   Local memorials:  B; H;  Fc; Fe.  Born and liv. Flansham.   Enl. Bognor.   Son of James Skeites and Annie Elizabeth, née Irish, of Chapel Cottage, Flansham.   Dranoutre Military Cemetery, nr Ypres.    I.  F.  23.   1914/15 Star, BWM and Victory Medal.

 

SKINNER, E.H.

Local memorial:  H.   (Shown as Lieutenant)   Two possibilities:   2nd Lt. Edward Howard Skinner, Devonshire Regiment, 1st, later 2nd Bns.,    K in A. 

20 Sep 1916, age 29.   Of Somerset.   Guards  Cemetery, Lesboeufs, Somme.   (Full Lt. on medal roll index card)    Or:   2nd Lt.  Ernest Henry Skinner, Northumberland Fusiliers, then Cambridgeshire Regiment, 1st Bn.     K in A or D of W. Between 21-31 Mar 1918.   Age and origins unknown.   Pozieres Memorial, Somme.     Neither with known Bognor connections.

  

SMITH, Albert

Private.   SD/3015.   Royal Sussex Regiment,  13th Bn.   K in A.   30 Jun 1916.   Age 28.   Local memorials: B; H.     Born Bignor  (not Bognor),  Sussex.   Enl. Chichester.  Liv. Lidsey.   Son of William Smith and Maria, née Long, of Sack Farm, Lidsey.  Husband of Clara, née Bacon, of Sack Lane, Lidsey.

Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery,   Souchez,   Pas de Calais.   XV.  O.  29.    

BWM and Victory Medal.

 

SMITH, B.

Able Seaman.   RN  Local memorials:  B;  H.     No other details known.

 

SMITH, Robert

Stoker Petty Officer. K/460. A career sailor who joined Navy in 1908.   HMS Paragon.   K in A with destroyers in Straits of Dover   17 Mar 1917.   Age 27.      Local memorial:  H.   Born Bognor.    Son of the late Robert Smith, and Harriett Julia Bailey (formerly Smith) of South Bersted.   Husband of Louisa Bessie Heathershaw (formerly Smith, née Hayes) of 31 Lower Forbury Road, Southsea.   Portsmouth Naval Memorial.

 

SNOOK, Arthur Henry

Gunner.  235556.  Royal Field Artillery, 86th Bde.   D of W. 23 May 1918.  

Age 28   Local memorials: Fc;  Fe.   Born Farnham, Surrey.   Enl. and liv.

Bognor.   Son of Henry Thomas and Emma Snook of Sea Road, Felpham. 

Crouy British Cemetery, Crouy-sur-Somme.   II.  C.  18.     BWM and

Victory Medal.

 

SNOOK, Byron

Private.   SD/847.   Royal Sussex Regiment, 11th Bn.   Died.   29 Dec 1915.  

Age 28.   Local memorials:  B;  H;  Fc; Fe.   Born Brighton.   Enl. Bognor.   Liv. Felpham.  Son of Henry Thomas and Emma Snook of Sea Road, Felpham.

Bur: Felpham (St. Mary) Churchyard.   92.   In SW part.

 

SPARSHOTT, Cyril George

Lance Corporal.  G/8325.   Royal Sussex Regiment,  8th Bn.    D of W.

6 Aug 1917.   Age 28.   Local mem:  B;  H;  Fc; Fe.   Born and liv. Felpham.   Enl. Bognor.   Son of Joseph Sparshott and Eliza Kate, née  Mills,

of Compton House, Golf Links Avenue, Felpham.    

Calais Southern Cemetery.  Plot H. Row 2.  Grave 4.BWM and Victory Medal.

 

SQUELCH, Leonard

Private.  G/1216.  Royal Sussex Regiment, 9th Bn.  K in A.   25 Sep 1915.  

Age 21   Local memorials:  B;  H.   Born and liv. W. Hampstead.   Enl. Bognor.   Son of William Cornelius Squelch and Annie, née Adby, of 7 West Cottages, West Hampstead.     Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais.    1914/15 Star, BWM and Victory Medal.   Apart from enlistment, Bognor connection not known.

 

SQUIRE, Edward Warwick

Private. 2172.  London Regiment., 13th Bn.  K in A. 12 Mar 1915.   Age 19.  

Local memorial:  Hs.   Born Marylebone.  Enl. Kensington.  Liv. Regent’s Park.  Son of the late Dr. John Edward Squire, C.B., and Mary Lilian, née Youngman, of 64 High St, St. John’s Wood.  Holyrood School, Bognor, and Marlborough College.   Neuve Chapelle Farm Cem.  Sp. Mem. B. 4.    1914 Star, BWM and Victory Medal.

 

SQUIRES, Alfred Benjamin

Private.   G/8133.   Royal Sussex, 13th Bn.   K in A.  31 Jul 1917.   Age 38.  

Local memorials:  H;  SB.   Born Felpham.   Enl. Bognor, liv. Shripney, nr. Bognor.   Son of the late Charles Squires and Ann, née Bartlett .   Husband of Mrs Ellen Squires, née Paul, of 274 Holdenhurst Road, Bournemouth.   Buffs Road Cemetery, near Ypres.   D. 40.   BWM and Victory Medal.

 

SQUIRES, Arthur Edwin

Private.   L/10989.   Royal Sussex Regiment, 7th Bn.   Died.  5 Mar 1918.  

Age 21.   Local memorial:  SB.   Born and enl. Chichester.   Liv. Shripney.  

Son of William Edward James Squires and Mary Ann, née Willis,  of The White House, Shripney, Bognor.   Brother of James.   Croix-du-Bac British Cemetery, Steenwerck.   I.  F.  2.   BWM and Victory Medal.

 

SQUIRES, H. J.

Private.   Local memorials:  B;  H.   1911 census shows a Henry John Squires born in Aldingbourne, living in Ockley Road with parents Edward and Harriett  Squires.   No evidence has been found of his having died in WW1.     

 

SQUIRES, James Edward

Private.  G/623.   Royal Sussex Regiment,  7th Bn.   K in A.   21 Oct 1915.  

Age 20   Local memorials:  B;  H;  SB.   Born and enl. Chichester.   Liv. Shripney.   Son of William Edward James Squires and Mary Ann, née Willis of The White House, Shripney,   Bognor.  Brother of Arthur.     Loos Memorial,

Pas de Calais.   1914/15 Star, BWM and Victory Medal.

 

STANLEY, C.

Gunner.   Local memorial:  H.   Nobody with this rank, name and initial traced with any relevance to Bognor.

 

STAPLES, Alfred Henry

Private.   1601.   Royal Fusiliers, 22nd Bn.   K in A.   17 Feb 1917.   Age 30.  

Local memorial: None.   Born Bognor.   Enl. Horsham.  Liv. Broadbridge.   

Son of the late George Staples of Horsham, and his first wife the late Charlotte, née Pasons.   Husband of Daisy E., née Francis.   Regina Trench Cemetery, Grandcourt, Somme.   VIII.  C.  3.  

1914/15 Star, BWM and Victory Medal.

 

STERK, Harry

Private. SD/849.   Royal Sussex Regiment,  11th &n 12th Bns.   K in A. 

31 Jul 1917   Age 25.   Local memorials:  B;  H.   Born Camberwell.   Name registered at birth: Henry Bunn Staerck.   Enl. Bognor.   Son of Albert Sterk and Rachel Esther,  née  Bunn, of ‘Glendale’, Aldwick Road, Bognor.  

Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres.   BWM and Victory Medal.

 

STOCKER, St. John Crichton

Captain.   Northamptonshire Regiment, 2nd Bn, C Coy.   K in A.   12 Mar 1915   Age 26.   Local memorial:  Hs.   Born Slough, Bucks.   Son of Colonel Maurice Edward Covey Stocker and Augusta Theodora, née Jenkins,  of 164 Kingston Road, Wimbledon. Attended Holyrood School, Bognor.     Le Touret Memorial,

Pas de Calais.   1914 Star, BWM and Victory Medal.

 

STONE, Bernard Alfred

Acting Regimental Sergeant Major.  TF/200023.   Royal Sussex Regiment,

13th Bn  K in A.  26 Apr 1918.  Age 35  Local mems:  B;  H;  SB. Born Amberley.   Enl. and liv. Bognor.   Son of the late Thomas Stone and Rebecca, née Allen.   Husband of Grace Lindsley, née Underdown of Longford Road, Bognor.    Brother of Victor.    Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium.     

Awarded DCM.   BWM and Victory Medal.

 

STONE, Victor Augustus

Lieutenant.    Canadian Infantry, 8th Bn., Manitoba Regiment.   K in A.

10 Nov 1917   Age 31.   Born Amberley.  Son of the late Thomas Stone and Rebecca, née Allen.   Brother of Bernard.   Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery, West Flanders.

 

STONER, Frederick Charles Richard

Lance Corporal.   220720.   Royal Berkshire Regiment, 1st Bn.   Formerly 170846, Hertfordshire Yeomanry.  K in A.  8 Oct 1918  Age 19.  Local memorials:  H;  Pa.   Born and liv. Bognor.   Enl. Chichester.   Son of Charles Frederick Stoner and Ellen Elizabeth, née Williams, of Pagham.  

Forenville Military Cemetery, Nord.  D.8.     BWM and Victory Medal.

 

STONES, Thomas Frederick

2nd Lieutenant.   Royal West Kent Regiment, 9th att. 10th Bn.  Previously L/Cpl, Royal Sussex Regiment.   K in A.  17 Sep 1917.   Age 19.   Local mems:  B; H.   Born Gillingham, Kent.   Son of Herbert Harrison Stones and Amelia Florence Mary, née McCormick, of 6 London Road, Bognor, also of  Devon.  

Longueval Rd Cemetery, Somme.  D. 9.      BWM and Victory Medal.

 

STOWELL, Robert Cuthbert

2nd Lieutenant.  King’s Own (R. Lancs), 1st Bn.  Previously Pte. 2737, East Kent Regiment.   K in A.  20 Nov 1917, Age 29.   Local memorials:  B;  H.  Born Wimbledon.   Son of the late Anthony John Stowell and his first wife, Lily née Elliott, of ‘Loretto’, Esplanade, Bognor.   Brother of Wilfrid.   Monchy British Cemetery, Monchy-le-Preux, Pas de Calais.   II.  A.  12.

BWM and Victory Medal.

 

STOWELL, Wilfrid

2nd Lieutenant.    Leinster Regiment., 2nd Bn.    K in A.   3 Mar 1918.   Age 27.   Local memorials:  B;  H.   Born Wimbledon.    Son of the late Anthony John Stowell and his first wife, Lily née Elliott, of ‘Loretto’, Esplanade, Bognor.   Husband of Emily Agnes, née Longstaff, of ‘Greengates’, Loom Lane, Radlett, Herts.   Brother of Robert.    Pozières Memorial, Somme.  

BWM and Victory Medal.

 

STRONG, Robert Harold

Lieutenant. (Promoted 12 Mar 1915)   East Surrey Regt, 2nd Bn. Scholar of Royal Military School of Music.       Acting Bandmaster in India before WW1.   K in A.   13 Mar 1915.  Age 29.  Local mems: B;  H.   Born Croydon. Son of the late Robert Bennett Strong and Mrs Linda Elizabeth Turner (formerly Strong, née Cooper)  of Woodbine Cottage, Gig Lane, Heath and Reach, Leighton Buzzard.   Loker Churchyard, near Ypres, Belgium.   II.  C.  20.    Bognor connection not known.

 

STRUDWICK, Charles

Gunner.   555.     Royal Garrison Artillery, 1/1st Wessex Heavy Battery.  

Died.     14 Aug 1916.     Age 18.     Local memorials:  B;  H.   Born Shripney.  

Enl. Fareham, Hants.   Son of William Strudwick and Kate,   née Sydenham,

of North Bersted.     Bur:  East Dean Churchyard, Sussex.   BWM and

Victory Medal.

 

STRUDWICK, George

Private.   G/7369.   Royal West Kent Regiment, 8th Bn.   Formerly Pte. 2147, Royal Sussex Regiment.    K in A.  22 Mar 1918.   Age 26.   Local memorials: 

B; H.      Born Littlehampton.   Enl. Chichester.   Liv. Tangmere.   Son of Henry John Strudwick and Caroline, née  Prince, of Decoy Farm Cottage, Tangmere.   Pozières Memorial, Somme.     BWM and Victory Medal.

        

STURT, Frederick James

Acting Sergeant.    L/8164.    Royal Sussex Regiment,     2nd Bn., previously

1st Bn.  D of W.  1 Jul 1916.   Age 30.  Local memorial: None.   Born Bognor.  

Enl. Arundel.   Son of Frederick Sturt and Elizabeth,   née  Burchell, of Tarrant Street, Arundel.   Bethune Town Cemetery.  V. F. 23. 

1914 Star & clasp, BWM and Victory Medal.

 

SWAIN, Alfred George

Lance Corporal 10070.  Royal Irish Rifles, 2nd Bn.  (Served as George Alfred Swain).    K in A.   21 Sep 1914.    Age 20.   Local memorials B; H.   Born & liv. Bognor.  Enl. Portsmouth.    Son of George Swain and Frances  (also née Swain) of 10 Chapel Street, Bognor.      La Ferte sous Jouarre Memorial, Seine et Marne.    1914 Star and clasp, BWM and Victory Medal.

 

SWALLOW, James John

Gunner.   64808.   Royal Garrison Artillery, 104th Siege Battery.   Died accidentally.   21 Nov 1916.   Age 19.   Local memorial:  None.   Born Felpham.   Enl. Tralee, Co. Kerry.   Liv.  Feuit, Co. Kerry.   Son of James John Swallow and Sarah Matilda, née Morley, of Coastguard Station, Shingle End,  Sandwich, Kent.  [James John senior had been coastguard in Felpham]    Vlamertinghe Military Cemetery, West Flanders.   IV.  K.  13.   BWM and Victory Medal.

 

SYMES, W.

Lieutenant.     Local memorials:  H;  SB.       Nobody of this name, initial and rank traced in any of the services, or in the CWGC, with any obvious connection to Bognor.

 

TADD, William James

Private.   22278.    East Surrey Regiment,  7th Bn.   K in A.  9 Aug 1917.  Age 32.    Local Memorials    B;  H.  Born South Bersted.   Enl. Lambeth.   Liv. Balham.    Son of the late William James Tadd and Susan Rose Boyling (formerly Tadd, née Rishman) of Ockley Road, Bognor.   Husband of Hilda E. Tadd, née Roe,

of 5 Ravenswood Road, Balham.    Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais.   BWM and Victory Medal.

 

TATE,  Tom Campbell

2nd Lieutenant.   Royal Sussex Regiment,  12th Bn.   Formerly Corporal  2885.  East Surrey Regt.   D of W.   2 Sep 1915.   Age 23.    Local memorials: B;  H.  

Born Holmwood, Surrey.   Son of William Tate of Bognor, later of 47 Salisbury Road, Southsea, and the late Augusta, née  Richards.   Couin British Cemetery, Pas de Calais.  IV.  A.  5.     BWM and Victory Medal.  

 

THIRLWELL, Walter Houlden

2nd Lieutenant.   East Surrey, 3rd Bn, and Machine Gun Corps, att. 176th Machine Gun Coy.   K in A.   16 Aug 1917.   Age 32.   Local memorials:  B;  H;  SB.   Born Locks Ash, Sussex.   Son of Charles Thirlwell and Martha Gilbert,

née Houlden, of ‘Bradley’, Annandale Avenue, Bognor.   Canada Farm Cem., Ypres.   II. F. 25.   BWM and Victory Medal.

 

 

THORNTON, Edward Eric

Air Mechanic 3rd class.   116666.   Royal Air Force,   12 Training Depot  Sqn.     Died   21 Oct 1918.     Age 28.   Local memorials:  B;  H.   Born Milverton, Warwicks.  Son of Harry Thornton and his first wife Agnes Amelia, née Bland, and later of 2 Sycamore Road, Amersham, Bucks.   Brother of Oscar H.V. Thornton.   Eastergate (St. George) Churchyard  In E. section.  [Not on Eastergate War Memorial.   His grave memorial also has inscription for Valentine Thornton.] 

 

THORNTON, Oscar Harry Valentine

Lance Corporal.  1711   County of London Regt., 16th Bn.   Served as Valentine Thornton.  K in A  4 Jun 1915. Age 30   Local memorials: B; H.   Son of Harry Thornton and his first wife Agnes Amelia, née Bland, of 2 Sycamore Road, Amersham, Bucks.   Brother of Edward. Enl. Westminster.  Liv. Bayswater.   Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.  1914 Star, BWM and Victory Medal.    [Inscription on the same memorial as E.E. Thornton in Eastergate churchyard.

Not on Eastergate War Memorial.] 

 

TIPPER, William Henry

Private.   9258.   Hampshire Regiment, 1st Bn.     K in A. 22 Jan 1917.   Age 21.   Local memorials:  H;  SB. Born and enl. Portsmouth. Lived with grandparents, Charles and Fanny Brown, Highfield Road, Bognor.   Son of the late Henry Tipper and Alice Mary Porter, formerly Tipper, née Brown, of Adelaide Road, Chichester.    Peronne Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme.   III.  O.  4.  

1914 Star and clasp, BWM and Victory Medal.

 

TIPPER, William Levi

Lance Corporal.   356377.     Hampshire Regiment.     Discharged 14 Jun 1919.  

Died  Chichester Hospital 10 Dec 1921.   Local memorial: none.   Born and liv. Bognor.  Son of Charles Tipper and Charlotte Mary Anne, née Dowling, of 1 Middleton Cottages, Brewery Lane, Bognor.   Husband of Hilda Lilian, née Stringer.  

Bur. Hawthorn Road Cemetery