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Compiled and copyright © Chris Comber 2005

East Dean (All Saints) Church in West Sussex is a small Downland church near Singleton. Inside the church is a wooden tablet with just 8 names for 1914-1916.

Photographs Copyright © Chris Comber 2005

1914 – 1919


William John

Lance Corporal 4716, 2nd Battalion, Rifle Brigade. 8th Division. Killed in action 21st April 1917. Aged 21. Son of Mrs Edith Alice Reeves of 20, East Dean. Born East Dean and enlisted in Chichester. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 16 B and 16 C.


James Reginald

Private 18492, 29th Training Reserve Battalion. Died of pneumonia 28th March 1917. Aged 18. Son of Catherine May Miles of 37, Droke Cottages, East Dean. Born in East Dean and enlisted in Chichester Buried in East Dean Churchyard



Private SD/3404, 13th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Died of wounds 15th July 1916. Born in Heathfield and enlisted in Chichester. Next of kin residents of Much Hadham, Herts. Buried in Cabaret Rouge British Cemetery.


Leonard Arthur

Private TF/240457, 1/5th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action near Soissons 27th May 1918. Aged 26. Grandson of Mrs Ann Norrell of 4, East Dean. Born in East Dean and enlisted in East Ayton, Yorkshire. Resident of Wydale, Yorkshire. Commemorated on The Soissons Memorial MR.18.



Driver 52727, 19th Signal Company, Royal Engineers, Died 12th January 1917. Aged 26. Son of George & Sarah Smith of 14, East Dean. Born in Upwaltham and enlisted in Chichester. Buried in Gezaincourt Communal Cemetery Extension.


Ernest Gordon

Private. SD.2781 13th. Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th. Division. Kia on the Rue de Bois 30th June 1916. Aged 23. Son of John & Anne Stevens of East Dean. Born in East Dean and enlisted in Chichester.Bur.Cabaret Rouge British Cemetery.



Gunner 555, 1st/1st Wessex Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died at home 14th August 1916. Born in Broadham ? Sussex and enlisted in Fareham, Hampshire. Buried in East Dean Churchyard.


Maurice H

Private 72605, 2nd/7th Battalion, The Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment (Sherwood Foresters). 11th Division. Died of wounds in captivity in Germany 18th July 1918. Formerly with the RAOC. Born in East Dean and enlisted Brighton. Next of kin resident of Hove. Buried in Berlin South Western Cemetery, Germany.

14 August 2005

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