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Street name signs to honour Royal Sussex Regiment Victoria Cross recipients
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Street name signs to honour Royal Sussex Regiment Victoria Cross recipients

Street name signs to honour Royal Sussex Regiment Victoria Cross recipients

Following a request from the Chichester Branch of the Royal Sussex Regimental Association, Chichester City Council is delighted to announce that street signs on Roussillon Park will shortly be replaced with new signs that will include citations about the Victoria Cross recipients whom the roads are named after.

The roads are:

  • Carter Road
  • Johnson Mews
  • McNair Way
  • Queripel Mews

In approving the change, members of the City Council's Finance Committee agreed strongly that it was very important that future generations were aware of the history behind the road names and of the sacrifices made by the members of the Royal Sussex Regiment.

The citations will read:

Carter Road:

Company Sergeant-Major Nelson Victor Carter VC (1887-1916)
The Royal Sussex Regiment

When serving with the 12th Battalion at the Boar’s Head, Richebourg l’Avoue, France, he led a successful attack inflicting casualties and capturing a machine gun. Later he carried several wounded men to safety before being mortally wounded himself. The award of the Victoria Cross was for his most conspicuous bravery.

Johnson Mews:

Major General Dudley Johnson VC, CB, DSO*, MC (1884-1975)

When commanding the 2nd Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment he successfully led them in forcing a crossing of the Sambre-Oise Canal in France in 1918. An officer on secondment from the South Wales Borderers, he was awarded the Victoria Cross for his conspicuous bravery and leadership.

McNair Way:

Captain Eric Archibald McNair VC (1894-1918)
The Royal Sussex Regiment

In February 1916, an enemy mine exploded under the front line trenches held by the 9th Battalion. Although much shaken, he at once organised his men and with a machine gun team drove off the advancing enemy. Then, across open ground and under heavy fire, he brought forward reinforcements. The award of the Victoria Cross was for his most conspicuous bravery.

Queripel Mews:

Captain Lionel Ernest Queripel VC (1920-1944)
The Royal Sussex Regiment

At the Battle of Arnhem, when serving with The Parachute Regiment, he rescued a wounded Sergeant and was wounded himself. He led an attack on a strongpoint and re-captured a British anti tank gun. Later as his company position became untenable he ordered his men to withdraw but stayed behind to give them covering fire. The award of the Victoria Cross was for his courage, leadership and inspiration to all.