Church of England Diocese of Chichester Duncton

The Great War 1914-1918 Memorial

Located on the north interior wall of church.

Jonas Baker, Private 7851, 1st Bn. The Hampshire Regiment, Age 25.

Jonas was killed at Chateau Roziere in Northern France on 16th September 1914 and is buried in Rozieres Churchyard, Rozieres-sur-Crise, Aisne, France. He was born in Tillington on 15th August 1889 to Richard Baker and Ann Enticknap, who were married on 29th June 1888, also in Tillington. Jonas was a farm labourer who lived at Sid’s Cottage, Lurgashall before the war. His parents lived on the Burton Park Estate hence Jonas being on the Duncton memorial.

John Baker – believed to be:

John Henry Baker, Private 29505, 2nd Bn. The Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, age 37. John died of wounds on 25th August 1918. He is buried at Bac-du-Sud British Cemetery, Bailleulval, south west of Arras in Northern France. John was born in 1888 to David & Sarah Baker in Egdean just outside Petworth.

Arthur Bartlett, Private 41284, “A” Coy, 9th Bn. The Royal Fusiliers, Age 36.

Arthur was killed in action at Arras on 3rd May 1917 and is commemorated at the Arras Memorial in France. He was born in Findon on 29th December 1880 to John Bartlett & Eliza Batten who married in Sherborne, Dorset in 1873. Arthur was a domestic gardener and lived in Lavington Park. He left a wife, Edith Matilda Lucas of North Street, Petworth who he married in 1913 and a son, Arthur who was born in 1916.

William Fuller, Private 61537, 22nd Bn. The Royal Fusiliers, Age 40.

William was killed in action at the Battle of the Somme on 27th February 1917 and is commemorated at the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. He was born on 16th April 1877 at Coombs near Lancing to William Fuller and Eliza Walls. William was a farm worker who lived in Duncton High Street. He left a wife, Elizabeth Ann Pescod of Ivy Cottage, Duncton who he married in 1897 and a daughter, Annie Dora who was born in 1897.

Harry Knight, Private G/3710, 9th Bn. Royal Sussex Regiment, Age 21.

Harry was reported missing presumed dead during the Battle of Loos on 25th September 1915 and is commemorated on the Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. He was born on 19th October 1893 in Duncton to Richard Knight & Fanny Woods. Harry was a domestic gardener who lived in Duncton High Street and was unmarried with no children.

George Green, Leading Stoker 300676, HMS Bulwark, Age 31.

George was killed along with 741 other souls on 26th November 1914 when an internal explosion destroyed the ship while moored in the River Medway estuary and is remembered on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial. He was born on 23rd August 1883 to Rufus Green and Annie Catherine Arnold who married in 1875 in Westhampnett. Before the war he lived at The Benges, Upwaltham and worked as a farm labourer. George was half-brother to Solo Snow – they shared the same mother. He was not married and had no children.

Solomon “Solo” Snow, L/Cpl. 5345, 2nd Bn. The Scots Guards, Age 31.

Solo was killed in action in Northern France on 30th November 1917 and is buried at Fifteen Ravine British Cemetery, Villers-Plouich, south west of Cambrai, Northern France. He was born on 21st July 1886 to William Newman Snow and Annie Catherine Green who were married in Alverstoke in 1886. He was a carter and lived with the family at The Benges, Upwaltham. Solo was half-brother to George Green – they shared the same mother. He left a wife, Amy Arber who he married in 1913 in Horsham, and a daughter, Florence Annie born in 1914.