Brignall, Ernest

Ernest Brignall

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Ernest Brignall

Rank: Rifleman

Regiment: 1st Battalion, Rifle Brigade

Parents: Mr Stephen Burgess Brignall & Mrs Harriet Brignall

Brother: Charles Brignall

Address: 24 St Mary’s Road, Hastings

Other Info: At the Front in October 1914, Killed in action in December 1914.

According to CWGC, Ernest was born in Brookland, Kent and died aged 29 on 19th December 1914. He is buried at the Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery, grave reference: IX.B.49.

Published: October 1914 & January 1915

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Bumstead, Egbert A

E. Bumstead

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Rank: Sapper / Second Corporal

Regiment: 55th Company, Royal Engineers

Parent(s): Mr & Mrs Bumstead

Address: Gate Lodge, Barley Lane, Hastings

Other Info: Second Corporal Egbert A Bumstead, R.E., who has been awarded the Distinguished Service Medal in France. He enlisted in 1913 and went to South Africa. From there he was recalled in 1914, and went straight to France, where he has served ever since continuously in the fighting area. He is a native of Hastings, educated at the Clive Vale School and served an apprenticeship with the Hastings Gas Company.

Published: January 1915 & August 1917

Other Info: At the Front

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Stevenson, Sidney G

Sidney G Stevenson

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Rank: Driver

Regiment: 2nd Home Counties Field Company, Royal Engineers

Photo sent in by: Mrs Castle

Address: 5 Salisbury Road, St Leonards

Sister: Mrs Adams

Brother-in-Law: Charles Richard Adams

Nephew: Teddy Adams

Sister’s Address: 126 All Saints Street, Hastings

Published: January 1915, July 1915 & July 1916

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Oakley, George F

Oakley, George

Oakley, GeorgeGeorge F Oakley

Rank: Company Quarter Master Sergeant / Company Sergeant Major

Regiment: 3rd / 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment

Parent: Mr Henry & Mrs Amelia Oakley

Wife: Louisa Oakley

Parent’s Address: Waterworks Road, Hastings

Address: 4 Hawthorne Cottages, Eaton Ford, St Neots

Other Info: According to CWGC, George died aged 38 on 24th September 1918. He is remembered at Bellicourt British Cemetery, grave reference III.H.10

Published: January 1915

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