Payne, Harold George

Harold George Payne

Harold George PayneGeorge Harold Payne

Rank: Private

Regiment: 1/5th Battalion, Royal West Surrey Regiment

Parents: Mr Joseph & Mrs Guilema Payne (Nee Pointing)

Address: Rosslyn, Ferry Road, Rye

Other Info: Harold was killed in action on the 14th January 1916 near Nasiriyeh, Mesopotamia.

According to CWGC Harold is remembered at the Basra Memorial on panel 6.

Born on 22nd March 1892 at Denmark Place, London and educated at Rye Grammar School. He joined the 5th Queen’s West Surrey Territorials in November 1912 and volunteered for foreign service on the outbreak of war. Harold sailed for India on 31st October 1914, was six months in Lucknow and six months at Fyzabad Brigade Staff Office, leaving for the Persian Gulf on 1st December 1915.

Published: Submitted to the site via the ‘Add a Soldier’ page in October 2019

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Allen, William

William Allen

William Allen

Rank: Corporal

Regiment: 1st Battalion, Hampshire Regiment

Wife: Annie Allen

Address: 14 Alfred Street, St Leonards

Other Info: William was killed in action on the 22nd May 1918. He is remembered at Le Vertannoy British Cemetery, Hinges, grave reference B.25.

William also served with the 2nd Battalion in the Boar War and in Ireland. He was married out of Ebrington Barracks. The photograph shows William with his wife and daughter Adeline.

Thanks to Gordon Nelson for providing the photograph and information.

Published: Submitted to the site via the ‘Add a Soldier’ page in August 2019

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Black, Malcolm Neville

Black, Malcolm Neville

Black, Malcolm Neville

Malcolm Neville Black

Rank: Private

Regiment: 14th Battalion, London Regiment (London Scottish)

Father’s Address: 26 Althelstan Road, Clive Vale, Hastings

Other Info: According to CWGC, Malcolm died aged 17 on 20th August 1916. He is remembered at Southwold (St Edmund) Churchyard, in the south west part.

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Deane, Arthur Reginald

Arthur Reginald Deane

Arthur Reginald Deane

Rank: Lieutenant

Regiment: 2/5th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment

Parents: Mr Frederick & Mrs Alice M Deane

Brother: Bernard Frederick Deane

Address: 4 Mornington Mansions, Wellington Square, Hastings

Other Info: Arthur was killed in action on the 14th of November 1917. According to CWGC, Arthur died aged 22 and is remembered at Dozinghem Military Cemetery, grave reference XIII.C.17.

Arthur is not named on Hastings War Memorial.

Arthur’s brother served in the same battalion and survived the war. He was killed during RAF training in 1921.

Thanks to Firmin Lanoix for the information and Bootham School for the photograph.

Published: submitted to the site via the ‘Add a Soldier’ page in January 2019

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Richardson, Leslie Roy

Leslie Roy Richardson




Leslie Roy RichardsonLeslie Roy Richardson Leslie Roy Richardson

Rank: Rifleman

Regiment: Rifle Brigade, posted to 2nd/10th Battalion, London Regiment

Parents: Mr John & Mrs Josephine Richardson

Brother: Stanley John Richardson

Address: 54 All Saints Street, Hastings

Other Info: Leslie was a drapers assistant for Pearch & Simmons George Street, Hastings.  He sang in the church choir at All Saints Church.

Leslie signed up in November 1917 and joined the London Rifles.

On 24th August 1918 – aged just 18 – he was killed by a shell landing nearby.

Leslie is buried in CWWG at Bray Hill British Cemetery, Bray-sur-Somme, grave reference 1.A.9.

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Weston, Harry W

Harry Weston




Harry WestonHarry W Weston

Rank: Private

Regiment: 4th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force

Mother: Mrs Lucy Weston

Address: 7 Emmanuel Road, Hastings

Other Info: Born and lived in Hastings until emigrating to Canada just before the war. His mother, brother and sister all still lived in Hastings. His mother was Lucy Weston, brother William and sister Lucy.

According to CWGC, Harry died aged 36 on 8th October 1916. He is remembered at Adanac Military Cemetery, Miraumont, grave reference V.D.27

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Duke, H

Duke, Kenward, Coster, Sinden, Creed, Mitchell, Claridge & Catt




Duke, Kenward, Coster, Sinden, Creed, Mitchell, Claridge & Catt

H Duke

Rank: Private

Regiment: Royal Army Medical Corps

Other Info: Formerly of Sussex 7, British Red Cross.

Published: January 1915

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West, S

Chapman, J, Cheal, E, James, F, Baker, P, Philips, R & West, S




Chapman, J, Cheal, E, James, F, Baker, P, Philips, R & West, S

S West

Regiment: 5th Sussex Reserve Battery, Royal Field Artillery

Other Info: Butcher. Now in training in Buckinghamshire.

Published: November 1914

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Lindridge, Ada

Ada Lindridge




Ada Lindridge

Ada Lindridge

Rank: Cook

Service: British Army

Parents: Mr & Mrs George Lindridge

Cousin: James E Hammond

Address: 78 St Georges Road, West Hill, Hastings

Other Info: A cook in the officers’ mess

Published: October 1917

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Cheal, Edgar

Chapman, J, Cheal, E, James, F, Baker, P, Philips, R & West, S




Chapman, J, Cheal, E, James, F, Baker, P, Philips, R & West, S

Edgar Cheal

Rank: Bombardier

Regiment: 5th Sussex Reserve Battery, Royal Field Artillery

Other Info: Head Cook. Now in training in Buckinghamshire. Additional information from the Lives of the First World War website.

Published: November 1914

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