Povey, Herbert Charles

Charles Herbert PoveyCharles Herbert PoveyHerbert Charles Povey

Rank: Lance Corporal

Regiment: Royal Engineers

Parents: Mr & Mrs Povey

Address: Norman Road and 61 Vale Road, St Leonards

Other Info: Active Service Section. Wounded in both hands at Ypres.

Published: January 1915 & May 1915

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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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