Wagner, Edward

WagnerEdward WagnerEdward Wagner

Rank: Private

Regiment: 10th Company, Royal Army Medical Corps

Parents: Mr & Mrs Wagner

Brothers: A W WagnerF Wagner

Address: 58 Priory Road, Hastings

Other Info: Brother of a former member of the Hastings Observer reporting staff.

Published: January 1915 & October 1915

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Ling, E

E LingLingE Ling

Rank: Private

Regiment: 2nd Royal Berkshires

Parents: Mr & Mrs George R Ling

Address: Abbey Hotel, Battle

Other Info: In France. According to CWGC, Mr Ling died aged 18 on 26th June 1916. He had achieved the rank of Lance Corporal at the time. He is remembered at Caberet Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez, grave reference IA 5/16. His father George is listed as living at Downside Farm, Cobham, Surrey when the graves were registered in 1921.

Published: January 1915 – twice

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Ross, J

J RossJ Ross

Ship: HMAC Calyx

Parents:  Mr & Mrs Ross

Address: 4 St Thomas’s Road, West Hill, Hastings

Published: January 1915

Other Info: HMAC refers to His Majesty’s Armed Cruiser. HMAC Calyx’s history is as follows: Calypso SS was a 2,876grt British Merchantship built in 1904 by Earle’s SB. & Eng. Co., Ltd., Hull and owned by T. Wilson, Sons & Co., Ltd., Hull . There was accommodation for 57-1st, 44-2nd and 863-3rd class passengers.

Taken up by the Admiralty in November 1914, she was renamed HMS CALYX and armed with 8 x 4.7inch and 2 x 3pounder guns. She served with the 10th Cruiser Squadron until 26.6.1915 when she was returned to the Wilson Line.

On the 10th July 1916, in the North Sea when about 15 miles west of Listafjorden, Norway she was torpedoed without warning and sunk by German submarine U-53 when on route from London for Christiania carrying a general cargo. 30 lives lost, including Master. (From this website)

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Martin, B H

B H MartinMartin & SwaineB H Martin & P MartinB H Martin

Rank: Private

Regiment: 3rd, Royal Sussex Regiment

Wife: Mrs Martin

Mother: Mrs Martin

Brother: P Martin & C Martin

Brother in Law: F G Swain

Mother’s Address: 13 Burry Terrace, Silverhill

Home Address: 224 Harold Road, Clive Vale, Hastings

Other Info: Wounded, recovering in hospital in Birmingham.

A German Trophy reads: “Mr B H Martin, of 7 Station Road, Hastings, now engaged as collector in the sorting room of the Hastings Post Office was formerly in the Royal Sussex but was discharged because of wounds he received  at La Bassee on December 23rd 1914, he () the German eagle shown in the () a German Officer’s arm at Ypres. Mr Martin is wearing the South African medal, having served through that war. He has also seen service in India.”

Published: January 1915, April 1915 & September 1916

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Bevis, William John

W J BevisBevisWilliam John Bevis

Rank: Private

Regiment: 1st Battalion, Dorset Regiment

Parents: Mr Charles Bevis & Emily Mary Kemp

Brothers: Frederick Bevis & Alfred Bevis

Address: 267 Bexhill Road, St Leonards

Other Info: Died in Germany on 4th September 1914 of wounds received during the Battle of Mons. According to CWGC William Bevis is remembered at the La Ferte-Sous-Jouarre Memorial, no grave or panel reference is listed.

Published: January 1915

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