Osborne, John

John Osborne

John Osborne

Rank: Private

Regiment: 8th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment

Parents: Mr Albert & Mrs Kate Osborne

Brother: Albert Vincent Osborne

Address: Water Mill, Guestling / Pickham, Guestling

Other Info: Killed in action on 15th November 1916. Aged 21 years. Only remaining son. According to CWGC, John is remembered at Serre Road Cemetery No 2, grave reference XXIII.E.6.

Published: January 1917

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Martin, T W

T W Martin

T W Martin

Rank: Lance Corporal

Regiment: Rifle Brigade

Wife: Mrs Martin

Address: The Pipemaker’s Arms, Rye

Other Info: In Kasuli, India. The photograph, showing him in native attire, was taken about 10 weeks ago in India. He is older than he appears in the picture, and may be classed as a veteran, having seen foreign service in his younger days. His wife is managing his business in Rye during his absence. The photograph came from a friend at Hastings.

Published: January 1917

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Lee, George

George Lee

George Lee

Rank: Private

Regiment: 7th Battalion, South Wales Borderers

Other Info: It was announced in the Hastings & St Leonards Observer on the 16th inst. that Private Geo Lee of the South Wales Borderers, billeted last year at Eversfield House, St Leonards, as been killed by a fall of earth at the Front. He was a very clever young fellow, and was known as “Dan Leno” amongst his friends. He was a good boxer, and took part in a competition whilst at Hastings. He is shown in the picture standing behind two comrades.

According to CWGC, George died on 19th November 1916 is remembered at Karasouli Military Cemetery, grave reference D.884.

Published: January 1917

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Foord, William John

William John Foord

William John Ford

Rank: Captain

Ship: Steam Trawler Margaret Colebrooke

Wife: Mrs Elizabeth S Foord (nee Berry)

Address: 25 Mann Street, Hastings

Other Info: Mr Foord was the skipper of the steam trawler ‘Margaret’ which foundered (she struck a mine) in the Channel on 18th December 1916. and he and five of the hands on board went down with the ship. He left a wife and six children, all shown in the group. Mrs Foord is the daughter of Mr Berry, a well-known fisherman of 38 All Saints Street, Hastings.

The full story of the sinking of the Margaret can be read here.

According to CWGC, William died aged 40 on 17th December 1916. He is remembered at Tower Hill Memorial.

Published: January 1917

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Belgion, Henry J

Henry J Belgion

Henry J Belgion

Rank: Sergeant

Regiment: South Wales Borderers / Cheshire Regiment

Sent by: Nurse Huntley

Nurse Huntley’s Address: The Maze, Hastings

Other Info: Invalided home. In hospital in Wales. Additional name information from the Lives of the First World War Website.

Published: January 1917

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Algeo, Luther

Luther Algeo

Luther Algeo

Rank: Acting Corporal

Regiment: 11th Battalion, Canadian Infantry, Canadian Expeditionary Force

Address: Winnepeg, Canada

Other Info: Was killed in the street tragedy at St Leonards at the 28th December 1916, in regard to which another soldier, Private Edward Ripley, is under arrest on a charge of murder.

According to CWGC, Luther is remembered at Hastings Cemetery, grave reference L.D.P23.

The full report of this incident can be read here. Luther’s CEF enlistment papers can be viewed here.

Published: January 1917

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Vine-Jenkins, J

Vine-Jenkins

J Vine-Jenkins

Rank: Private

Regiment: Army Service Corps

Mother: Mrs Vine-Jenkins

Address: 196 Battle Road, Hollington

Bothers: R Vine-Jenkins & H Vine-Jenkins

Cousin: Miss E Robinson

Other Info: At the Front. There is a Pvt J Vine-Jenkins named on Hastings War Memorial, however I have been unable to find a matching record on CWGC or Lives of the First World War website for this individuals. I’ve tried looser searches using both parts of the surname with no luck.

Published: December 1916

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Vine-Jenkins, H

Vine-Jenkins

H Vine-Jenkins

Rank: Lance Corporal

Regiment: Royal Field Artillery

Mother: Mrs Vine-Jenkins

Address: 196 Battle Road, Hollington

Bothers: R Vine-Jenkins & J Vine-Jenkins

Cousin: Miss E Robinson

Other Info: At the Front.

Published: December 1916

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