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

There is a stone tablet set in the North Wall of St Andrews Parish Church bearing the names of nine men from the First War and three from the Second.




Private G/12944, 1st Battalion, The East Kent Regiment. 6th Division. Killed in action 10th December 1916. Aged 26. Husband of Mrs Annie Edith Baker of Edburton (remarried Backshall); later of ‘The Old School House’, Nep Loun, Henfield. Born in Hangleton and enlisted in Henfield. Formerly with The 1/4th Royal Sussex. Buried in Guards Cemetery, Windy Corner, Cuinchy. F.279



Private G/16288, 12th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment 39th Division. Killed in action on the Somme 22nd October 1916. Husband of Mrs S. Baker of Stable Cottage, Albourne. Born on Portslade and enlisted in Worthing. Buried in Connaught Cemetery F. 215



Driver T4/041342, 4th Company, 66th Division Train, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 26 January 1918. Aged 37. Son of Phillip and Emily Baker, of Edburton; husband of Emily Baker, of 34, Archibald Rd., Worthing. Buried in Busigny Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France. Plot VIII. Row B. Grave 18.


Charles [William]

Corporal 39955, 1/21st Battalion, The London Regiment (The Surrey Rifles). 63rd Division. Killed in action 25th August 1918. Aged 21. Son of Charles & Maria Baldey of High Croft, Nep Tower, Henfield. Formerly with the Royal Sussex Regiment. Born in Brighton and enllisted in Chichester. Resident of Fulking. Commemorated on The Vis en Artois Memorial MR.16.


Arthur William

Private SD/4950, 11th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action on the Rue de Bois 30th June 1916. Aged 33. Son of James Arthur & Mary Anne Brown of Edburton. Born in Westmeston and enlisted in Brighton. Buried in St. Vaast Post Military Cemetery F.631


James Edward

Private G/9194, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Division. Killed in action near Bazentin 7th August 1916. Aged 23. Son of Mr & Mrs Oliver Lucas of Fulking. Born in Fulking and enlisted in Hove. Buried in Brewery Orchard Cemetery F. 83



Private L/4705, 3rd Home Reserve Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. Died at home 18th April 1916. Aged 40. Son of Mr Luff & Mrs Susan Luff of Fulking. Old regular soldier recalled to the colours in 1914. Buried in Portslade Cemetery



Private 2040, 4th Battalion, The Australian Infantry. 1st Australian Division. Killed in action 15th May 1916. Aged 26. Son of Mr W.H. & Mrs May Anne Wearn of Fulking. Buried in Merville Communal Cemetery F.345


Charles Edward

Shoeing Smith 123947, ‘C’ Battery, 187th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds in Belgium 6th October 1918. Aged 26. Husband of Mrs F. S. F. Sheppard of Shaveswood Farm, Albourne. Born in Fulking and enlisted in Hove. Buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium B.11.



James [William]

Flight Sergeant 751653, 55 Squadron (Bristol Blenheim Mk.1Vs), Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Killed in action 12th September 1941. Age 20. Son of Percival Walter & Jane Mabel Lucas of Fulking. Commemorated on The Alemein memorial, Egypt.


John [Alfred]

Chief Officer, SS “Punta Gorda” (London), Merchant Navy. Died 18th September 1944. Aged 46. Husband of Mrs J. E. Ridge of Fulking. Commemorated on The Tower Hill Memorial, London.



Unidentified. One of 412 in CWGC records. Local inquiries needed

23 May 2004

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