Storrington Local History Group

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The Roll of Honour

“The Project”

ROLL OF HONOUR – In 2014 Community Volunteers under the project team leader, Stuart Duncan were awarded a grant by the Heritage Lottery Fund to research Storrington’s Roll of Honour to mark the centenary of the First World War.

The unveiling in 1917

Unveiled in 1917 by sisters Mrs Adela Powell (nee Petre) and Miss Maude Petre the panel was installed on the wall of the Assembly Rooms, which adjoined the White Horse Hotel in the High Street. A local artist, Paul Hardy, painted the representation of St George in armour and it contained the names of those from the village or associated with it, and   former students from the “College” in Church Street, two further panels were later added by 1919.
Some years later the panels were removed and lost until 2013 when two of the panels were re discovered through Horsham Museum.

Funding was sourced through the Heritage Lottery Fund to restore the delicate paintings and preserve the history of the Roll of Honour for Storrington. Research was carried on each casualty and the third panel was recreated in a likeness by another local artist Dennis Lascelles with the names researched that were not already on the other two panels.

An exhibition was held in November at the Old School of the research found on the project. http://www.westsussextoday.co.uk/news/roll-of-honour-restored-to-original-site-1-6424827

The original Roll of Honour panels now hang in the Storrington and District Museum and copies can be found above the book of Remembrance in St Mary’s church Storrington.

The Roll of Honour was reinstated to its former position in the High Street at a ceremony held on Tuesday 11th November at 11am, 2014.

 The Original press release

The Panels

The “College” in Church Street

Did you know that Storrington had a Military College in Church Street, founded in 1871 by the Rector; the Rev. George Faithfull?

The Great War claimed many of the pupils and some were added to the centre panel of Paul Hardy’s Roll of Honour.

A Chapel was dedicated in 1918 but when the College closed in 1931 the furnishings were transferred to Chichester Cathedral where they have been lost in time.

Help Needed

Do you have an ancestor on the Roll of Honour? can you help us find more information?

Please call 01903 741106 or email: storringtonlhg@outlook.com

THE ROLL OF HONOUR

ASLETT, Albert Edward

Private G/14054, 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Died of wounds near Arras 5 July 1917. Aged 19. Son of Charles & Eliza Aslett of 4, North Street, Storrington Born in Storrington, buried in Monchy British Cemetery.

ATFIELD, George James

Private G/5177, 9th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 24th Division. Died of wounds at home 25 October 1918. Age 36. Son of Mr & Mrs George James Atfield of Storrington. Husband of Mrs Sarah Atfield of 1, Elder Tree Cottage, Durrington. Buried in St. Mary’s Churchyard, Storrington.

AUSTIN,  Frank Ernest

Private Austin served with the 2/7th Worcestershire Regiment. Born in 1895, a second child and son born to William Alabaster Austin (a draper) and his wife, Charlotte. Frank Austin died on 28th August 1917. He is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial and War Memorials at Parham and Ardingly and on the Roll of Honour on the Friends of Hasting Cemetery website.

AUSTIN, Harold Lunn Ferrier

Second Lieutenant, 9th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Killed in      action on Gallipoli 6 January 1916. Aged 34. Son of Walter Ferrier & Agnes Austin of Storrington. Husband of Mrs Margaret Eve Austin of 5, Alexandra Road, Walmer, Kent. Buried in Twelve Tree Copse Cemetery, Gallipoli. Commemorated on St Mary’s church memorial, Storrington.St Mary’s church, Storrington

 Twelve Tree Copse Cemetery, Gallipoli

AYLING, Sydney

Corporal 30850, 1st Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Died after the war at home 22 August 1920. Aged 30. Son of William & Agnes Ayling of 34, Council Houses, Bledworth, Mansfield, Notts. Born at Storrington Buried in St. Mary’s Churchyard, Storrington.

BARNES, James

Lance Corporal 197878, 122nd Battalion. The Labour Corps formerly with the 20th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. Died of wounds 9 August 1918. Aged 40. Son of Henry & Jane Barnes of Storrington. Born in Storrington and buried in Pernes British Cemetery.

BAXTER, Ralph Frederick

Second Lieutenant 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment.  Killed in action at the Battle of Loos 25 September 1915. Aged 18. Son of John Henry & Ethel Louisa Baxter of ‘Fryern’, Storrington. Educated at Charterhouse. Commemorated on St Mary’s memorial Storrington, included on the Charterhouse School Roll of Honour. Buried in Dud Corner Cemetery.

Dud Corner Cemetery

BROOK, William Henry

Private L/10490 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action at Loos 25 September 1915. Aged 18. Son of James & Avice Brook of 474, ‘Roundabouts, Storrington. Born in Lewes, commemorated on The Loos Memorial.

The Loos Memorial

BROOKS, Jesse

Private L/10957 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment 12th Division. Killed in action at Ovillers 7 July 1916. Aged 20. Son of Mr & Mrs Brook of Brook of Lane End, Cootham, Storrington. Born in Haywards Heath, commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial.

BURT, C E

Lance Corporal G/16267, 12th Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment. Died 21st September 1917. Husband of Margaret Burt, of Heathercrest, Fern Rd., Storrington, Sussex. Buried Godewaersvelde British Cemetery, France.

BUTCHER, David Ernest

Driver Royal Horse Artillery Died at home 1919 due to illness and died in the autumn of 1919, aged 29 years He is buried in Storrington Churchyard but does not have a Commonwealth war grave and is not mentioned in the CWGC database nor on the database “UK Soldiers who died in the Great War”. He is however commemorated on the Storrington War Memorial, The Storrington Roll of Honour and in the Storrington Book of Remembrance.

BUTCHER, Frederick

Private 67452, Royal Fusiliers, posted D Coy, 2nd/2nd Bn London Regiment  (Royal Fusiliers). Died 26th October 1917 aged 35. Brother of Kate Butcher, of Gray Friars, Storrington, Sussex. Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial.

CHARMAN, William Alfred

 

 

Gunner 651855, ‘B’ Battery, 168th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 29 December 1917. Aged 19. Son of Albert & Laura Matilda Charman of Newtown, Cootham. Born in Storrington, buried in Bleuet Farm Cemetery, Belgium.

COLES, Frank Cecil

Private G/2422, 8th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment (Pioneers). Killed in action at Le Cateau 23 October 1918. Born in West Chiltington. Next of kin, Storrington, buried in Highland Cemetery, Le Cateau.

CRAMP, David Scott

Private Cramp served with the 6th Battalion, East Kent Regiment (The Buffs), and died on 9th August 1918, aged 25 years. He is buried in Franvillers Communal Cemetery Extension and he is commemorated on the Sullington War Memorial and the Storrington Roll of Honour, and in the Storrington Book of Remembrance.

David was born in the latter part of 1892 to Horace and Fanny Cramp in Ashburnham, near Hurstmonceaux. His father was an agricultural labourer and  on the 1911 census the family were living on “Sullington Lane”.

CRANMORE, George William

Lieutenant London Regiment, 10th (County of London) Battalion (Hackney) Killed in action 19th July 1918. Husband of Mrs. A. C. Cranmore, of Myrtle Cottage, Amberley Rd., Storrington, Sussex. Buried in Bavelincourt Communal Cemetery, France.

CURTIS, John George

Driver 38924, 7th Pontoon Park, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 27 May 1918. Aged 26. Son of John & Elizabeth Curtis of Storrington. Husband of Mrs Eliza Curtis of ‘Glenthorne’, St. Anselm Road Worthing Born in Storrington, buried in Brandhoek New Military Cemetery No 3.

DAUGHTRY, John MM

Lance Corporal G/2424 8th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment (Pioneers). Killed in action 1 October 1916. Aged 28. Son of Mr & Mrs John Daughtry of Church Street, Storrington. Husband of Mrs Lily Daughtry of Crawley Down. Born in Storrington, commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial.

DEAN, Albert

Guardsman 14995, 2nd Battalion, Scots Guards Died of wounds at home on the 13 January 1919, buried in Netley Military Cemetery, Hampshire.

ELMS, Frederick

Sergeant TF/200050 1/4th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action near Grand Rozoy 1 August 1918 Brother of Mrs B, Elms of ‘Fern Villa’ Storrington. Born in Storrington, joined TF in 1908. Buried in Raparie British Cemetery, Villemontoire.

FERRERS, Francis Charles Cecil

Lance Corporal 47991 2/6th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action during the March Retreat, 21 March 1918. Born Ingatestone, Essex, resident of Storrington. Former Royal West Surrey, commemorated on The Pozieres Memorial.

.The Pozieres Memorial

FIGG, Ernest Frank

Leading Stoker, K/7792 HMS Invincible, died 31st May 1916. Son of Francis George and Caroline Figg, of Storrington, Sussex. Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea and Sullington church memorial.

FIGG, William James

Private G/7425, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action at Bazentin le Petit on the Somme 17 August 1916. Born in Storrington, commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial.

FRENCH, Albert Anthony

Second Lieutenant 11th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action at Beaucourt Ridge 3 September 1916. Aged 20 Battalion, bombing officer. Son of Mr & Mrs P. French of School Hill, Storrington. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial.

FRENCH, John

Sergeant SD. 2677 13th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action on the Rue de Bois 30 June 1916. Aged 24. Son of Mr & Mrs P. French of Storrington. Born Purbright, Surrey, buried in St. Vaast Military Cemetery.

GILBERT, John Percy

Gunner 67763, Royal Field Artillery (EEF) Died 28th September 1917. Son of Thomas and Rachael Gilbert, of Storrington, Pulborough, Sussex. Buried Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery.

GOLDS, Ingram Thomas

Captain 7th East Surreys. 12th Division. Killed in action at Cambrai 30 November 1917. Commemorated on The Cambrai Memorial.

HAYLER, Alfred Henry

Lance Corporal L/10573, 9th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Died of wounds at home 15 August 197. Aged 27. Son of Mr & Mrs George Hayler of Pulborough. Born in Storrington, included in St. Peters Parish Church Brighton, Book of Remembrance Buried in Brighton & Preston Cemetery.

HEARN, James

Private L/10572, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment Killed in action at Loos 25 September 1915. Born in Guildford, resident of Storrington. Commemorated on The Loos Memorial.The Loos Memorial

HOLDEN, Ralph

Gunner 36242, 90th Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action on Gallipoli 28 May 195. Aged 21 Born in Sompting and enlisted in Pulborough. Son of George & Georgina Holden of ‘The Abbey’ Dairy, Storrington. Buried in Skew Bridge Cemetery Helles, Gallipoli, commemorated on St Mary’s church memorial, Storrington.Skew Bridge Cemetery, Gallipoli

St Mary’s church, Storrington family grave

INGRAM, Edith

Edith Ingram was born 31st December 1887– Braunton North Devon daughter of Herber Anthony Ingram and Sarah Ann Bidder. Edith join the Voluntary Aid Detachment (VAD) in October 1915.

During an air-raid which started shortly after 10 p.m. on the 13th August many bombs were dropped around Boulogne, 2 being dropped on 55 General Hospital.  Edith was killed on the 14th August 1918 as is buried at Terlingthun Cemetery. Representatives of Nursing Sisters from all Hospitals in the Boulogne area were present.


JUPP, Clifford Henry Oliver

 

Second Lieutenant Jupp, son of William and Marion Jupp, of Pulborough, Sussex, England. Died 1st July 1916 and commemorated on the Beaumont-Hamel (Newfoundland) Memorial, Somme, France

JUPP, Claude Herbert

JUPP, Leonard John

Leonard Jupp was the fourth son of William and Marion Jupp,  born during their time at Wisborough Green in 1893. Leonard enlisted on the same day as his brother Clifford (31st August 1914) at St Johns in Newfoundland.

He was medically discharged in 1918,  but died in the March  1922.

KINGSHOTT, Frederick A

Private G/4742, 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action 24 March 1916. Aged 28. Son of Mr Kingshott & Mrs Annie Kingshott of Raygate Cottage, Cootham. Born in South Stoke, included on Shoreham by sea W. M. Buried in Vermelles British Cemetery.Vermelles British Cemetery

KNOWLES, Ernest

Lance Corporal Knowles served in the Royal Sussex Regiment, Ernest was 37 years of age when he died on 5th November 1917. He is buried in the Beersheba War Cemetery and is commemorated on the Sullington War Memorial, and The Storrington Roll of Honour and in the Storrington Book of Remembrance. He is also commemorated on the Birmingham Roll of Honour 1914-1918

 

LAKER, Charles

Driver T4/084410, No 1 Company, 17th Divisional Train, Royal Army Service Corps. Died of wounds 24 March 1918. Born in Graffham, commemorated on The Arras Memorial.

LELLIOTT, Frederick Peter

Rifleman TR/13/64241, 53rd Training Battalion, Kings Royal Rifle Corps. Died at home 4 November 1918. Buried in St. Mary’s Churchyard, Storrington.

LIDBITTER, William

[Listed on SDGW Lidbetter] Private TF/203037, 1/4th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action in Mesopotamia 24 February 1917. Aged 22. Son of William Felix & Eliza Lidbetter of Stream Cottage, Cootham. Born in Cootham, commemorated on The Basra Memorial, Iraq.

LINFIELD, Percy Frank

Private G/16044, 13th Battalion (B Coy), Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in an air raid near Ypres 15 October 1917. Aged 31. Son of Mr & Mrs John Linfield of Storrington. Husband of Mrs Esther Barbara Linfield of Whitehorse Yard, Storrington. Buried in Kemmel Chateau Military Cemetery, Belgium.

MEDHURST, Walter

Private 5524, 7th Battalion, Leinster Regiment (The Royal Canadians). Killed in action 23 November 1917. Born in Hurspierpoint, resident of Storrington. Formerly with Royal Sussex. Buried in Croisilles Railway Cemetery.

MOND, Francis Leopold

Captain. Royal Air Force, No 57 Squadron (D.H.4’s) formerly with the Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 15 May 1918. Aged 22. Son of Mr & Mrs Emile Mond of ‘Greyfriars’ Storrington. Also of 22, Hyde Park Square, London. Buried in Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension No. 1

St Mary’s church Storrington

MOND, Philip Otto Ludwig

PICKERSGILL-CUNLIFFE, John Cunliffe

Captain, 4th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Killed in action on Gallipoli 4 June 1915. Aged 31. Born on 24 January 1884 in Oxted, Surrey, son of Charles & Evelyn Audrey Hoskins (Master) Pickersgill-Cunliffe of Beacon Hill Park, Hindhead, Surrey. Educated at Haileybury College 1896 – 1902. Served in the South African War. Commemorated on The Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, commemorated on St Mary’s church memorial, Storrington.

SHEPPERD, Albert

SHEPPERD, Frank

Company Sergeant Major 3816, 1st Battalion. Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Died in India 4 December 1916. Aged 42. Husband of Mrs E. F. Shepperd of ‘Nilgris’ St. Anselms Road, Worthing. Born in Storrington, buried in Hosur Road Cemetery, Bangalore and Commemorated on The Madras 1914/18 War Memorial, Chennai.

SILVESTER, Percy

Sergeant TF/228750, 2nd Battalion, London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers) Killed in action near Cambrai 22 November 1917. Aged 40. Husband of Edith Elizabeth Silvester of School Hill, Storrington. Formerly Royal Sussex. Commemorated on The Cambrai Memorial.

SKINNER, William

Private G/3692, 9th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Died of wounds 1 October 1915. Aged 20. Son of Albert & Jane Skinner of 7, North Lane, Storrington. Butchers assistant. Born in Storrington, buried in Le Treport Military Cemetery.

SOFFE, Gabriel

Private G/16683, 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 12th Division. Died of wounds at Arras 10 April 1917. Son of Mr & Mrs Soffe of Luton, Beds. Husband of Mrs C. J. Soffe of Pulborough. Born in Luton. Included on Luton Town War Memorial. Buried in Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun.

STRUDWICK, James Field MM

Sergeant 49704, ‘D’ Battery, 77th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery Killed in action 3 November 1918. Born in Storrington, buried in Cambrai East Military Cemetery.

STURTT, George

[Listed as STURT on CWGC] Private 42465, 11th Battalion, Essex Regiment. 6th Division. Killed in action 13 April 1918. Son of John & Sarah Sturt of North Lane, Storrington, born in Staplefield. Commemorated on The Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium.

TOWSE, Edgar              

Driver 36978, 23rd Battery, 40th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action at Mons 23rd August 1914. Aged 29. Regular artilleryman. Son of Mr & Mrs Frank Towse of Abingworth Cottage, Thakeham. Born in Horsham and enlisted in London Buried in St. Symphorian Military Cemetery, Mons, Belgium

St Symphorien Military Cemetery

 TYRRELL, Francis Chichester

Second Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Died of wounds 16 February 1915. Son of Sir William Tyrrell & Lady Tyrrell of 36, Egerton Crescent, Chelsea. Buried in Bethune Town Cemetery.

TYRRELL, Hugo William Louis

Lieutenant, H.M. Submarine K17, Royal Navy. Lost when the Submarine collided with her sister ship K4 in the North Sea on the 31 January 1918. Aged 26. Son of Sir William & Lady Tyrrell of 36, Egerton Crescent, Chelsea. Commemorated on The Chatham Naval Memorial.

VINCENT, W E

Sapper 140393, Royal Engineers. Died at home 26 December 1917. Buried in St. Mary’s Churchyard Storrington.

VINE, William

Private 37346, Canadian Army Service Corps, 3rd Ammunition Sub Park. Died 14 th July 1916 Son of George and Ellen Vine, younger sister, Nellie Gertrude of Storrington, Sussex. Profession Chauffeur,  Enlisted 23 September 1914, Valcarrier, Quebec. Wounded 14 July, Poperinge, while passing through with lorry. Died of multiple gunshot wounds, brought dead from lines in No.3 Can CCS. Buried in Lijssenthoek Cemetery, Belgium.

WAGSTAFF, Frederick

Private 54987, 13th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. 37th Division. Killed in action 5 August 1917. Aged 30. Son of Henry James & Elizabeth Fanny Wagstaff of West Street, Storrington. Born in Sullington, commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium.

WEST, Ernest Edward

Private 18555, East Surrey Regiment trans to (532676) 694th Agricultural Coy. Labour Corps 662. Died 07/02/1919 Son of William Henry and Martha West; husband of Daisy West (nee Redfern), of Freelands Rd., Cobham. Born at Storrington, Sussex. Buried Esher (Cobham) Cemetery

WILKINSON, Samuel William

Lieutenant Royal Garrison Artillery. 237th Siege Battery. Killed in action 9 April 1918. Aged 23. Son of Mrs Kate Wilkinson of Southdown House, Storrington and of Durban, South Africa. Buried in Lillers Communal Cemetery.

WILLIS, James

Private 203292, 8th Battalion East Surrey Regiment. Died 12th October 1917 aged 42. Son of Robert and Freda Willis, of Storrington, Pulborough, Sussex; husband of Mary Jane Willis (nee Gratwicke), of Fox Hole Cottage, Hurstpierpoint, Sussex. Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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