Grant, Edgar Stewart

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Regiment: London Regiment, Queen’s Westminster Rifles

Father: Mr James Grant

Address: 66 Eversfield Place, St Leonards

Other Info: At the Front. The text from the press cutting below reads: Rifleman E S Grant, Queen’s Westminster Regiment, son of Mr & Mrs James Grant, 66 Eversfield Place, has been seriously wounded and probably owes his life to the soldiers pay book shown in the above pictures. Transport Sergeant H W Chapman, writing to Mrs Grant, says the injuries are severe but not dangerous; both his legs are broken and he has a nasty wound beneath the left eye. He was on duty on June 26th with a wagon and a pair of horses, when a large German high explosive shell struck and utterly destroyed the two horses and Rifleman Grant was blown violently against some timber and sustained the worst of his injuries in that manner. He was made quite comfortable in the field ambulance,  and the Doctor was quite confident that there was nothing to prevent a complete recovery. His pluck and coolness earned the admiration not only of his comrades but also of the doctors attending him and contributed more than anything else to the fact that he lived lived through the effects of the shock.

To show how narrow was his escape, a fragment of the shell cut his pay book in half and embedded itself in his pocket book. The pocket book, shell fragments etc have been forwarded to Mrs Grant. The Sergeant in conclusion says “I should like to express to you on behalf of the whole section and myself how sorry we are to lose one of our best boys. I never met a more willing or harder worker. He was always one of the best”

Published: November 1914 & July 1915

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Edgar Stewart Grant

 

Burton, Hedley John

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Rank: Private / Corporal

Regiment: 11th Battalion (Southdowns), Royal Sussex Regiment

Parents: Mr John B & Mrs Mary Burton

Address: Wilting Farm, St Leonards

Other Info: At Cooden.

Killed in Action. According to CWGC, Hedley died aged 24 on 3rd September 1916. He is remembered at Ancre British Cemetery, Beaumont Hamel, grave reference V.F.45.

Published: November 1914 & September 1916

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Wise, Henry

Weeks & WiseWiseHenry Wise

Rank: Sergeant

Regiment: 9th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment

Brothers-in-Law: H Weeks, F Weeks, A Weeks & Percy Weeks

Other Info: Additional name information from the Lives of the First World War website.

Published: November 1914 & July 1916

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Mann, Edward

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Edward Mann

Rank: Seaman

Regiment: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve

Ship: HMS Bayano

Parents: Mr & Mrs Mann

Address: 1 East Street, Hastings

Other Info: According to CWGC, Edward died aged 22 on 11th March when HMS Bayano was torpedoed by German submarine U27. He was among 195 officers and sailors lost. Edward is remembered at Portsmouth Naval Memorial on panel 20.

Published: November 1914 & March 1915

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