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St. James, Heyshott

In Honoured memory of those who fell in the
Great War 1914 - 1918

14 local men lost in WW1 are recorded on a stained glass window in St. James's Church

There are 5 men buried in the Churchyard.

Sapper Richard Nutley is not included on the window, but is buried in the churchyard.
see headstone

The names of those recorded on the window are listed below

Memorial Window
Southern wall 
St. James, Heyshott

Private Ernest BOSWELL
Royal Army Medical Corps. Died of illness 2nd Aug 1920. Aged 37. Son of Harry & Sarah Boswell. Husband of Rose Elizabeth Boswell of Newells Cottage, Heyshot.
Born Cocking
Buried Heyshott Churchyard

Private Basil DAUGHTRY
Royal Sussex Regiment. India. Died of Influenza India 21st Oct 1918. Aged 33. Son of Mr & Mrs James Daughtry
Copse Cottage, Heyshott.
Born Heyshott.

Private Frank William DAUGHTRY
Royal Sussex Regiment. Died of enteric fever returning from Gallipoli on hospital ship, buried at sea 15th Oct 1915. Son of Mr & Mrs William Daughtry. Gardener to Mr Fisher-Unwin of "Oatscroft" Heyshott.
Born Heyshott.

Private Isaac ELLCOME
Royal Fusiliers.
Died of wounds 3rd May 1915.
Born Sutton, W. Sussex

Officers Cook
H. M. Monitor No.15, RN. Died on active service Egypt 17th Feb 1917. Aged 22. Son of William & Madelaine Lockyear
The Cottage, School Lane, Heyshott.

Staff/Sgt. Walter MILES
Royal Army Service Corps. Died 25th Mar 1920. Aged 36. Son of John & Alice Miles.
Buried Heyshott Churchyard

Driver Frank SIMKIN
Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 3rd Dec 1917. Aged 42. Enlisted Midhurst.

Rifleman Gilbert E. SMITH
London Regiment (Surrey Rifles). Killed in action near Arras 10th Dec 1917. Aged 34. Son of Charles William & Mary Faith Smith of Heyshott. Born Heyshott

Private Jethro WEST
Royal Sussex Regiment. Died of Gas 14th Feb 1919. Aged 41. Son of James & Jane West. Husband of Mabel West of Heyshott.
Born Heyshott.
Buried Heyshott Churchyard

Rifleman Herbert George WRAPSON
The Rifle Brigade. Died 14th Jul 1917.
Son of Mr & Mrs George Wrapson
132, Coldharbour Lane, Heyshott.
Buried Heyshott Churchyard

Rifleman George HONEYBUN
Rifle Brigade. 4th Division. Killed in action at Ypres 13th Oct 1917.

Private Edmund BATCHELOR
Royal Sussex Regiment. Died of wounds
Egypt 10th Nov 1917. Aged 22.
Son of Edmund & Fanny Batchelor
Brickyard Cottage, Ebernoe

Private Hugh Frank BEER
Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action on the Somme 17th Aug 1916. Regular soldier.
Born Felpham

Sapper Richard NUTLEY
Royal Engineers. Died at home 7th Jul 1919. Aged 36. Son of Richard & Elizabeth Nutley of Hoyle Lane, Heyshott.
Not on Memorial Window
Buried Heyshott Churchyard

Missing from the above list, Ralph Daughtry
searching records


In the village hall there is an illuminated Roll of Honour of all those from the village that served in the armed forces in the First World War. It includes the names of 75 men and women, of whom 13 served in the Royal Navy or Royal Marines, 56 in the army, 3 in the RAF and 3 in the Womens Services. 14 of them were killed or died of their wounds, including the 3 Daughtry brothers, Basil, Frank and Ralph. It is an impressive list for such a small community and the majority were volunteers.
extract from 'Heyshott' - {Heyshott History Society}

Heyshott Poppy Appeal - - - Military Headstones in Heyshott

1939 - 1945
List of those who fell:

A. AnnettsW. BuckC. Cockerell
A. FordW. Fitz-SimonJ. Lockyear
D. MurrayG. PimE. Prior

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