Muscat, Rudolph

Rudolph Muscat

Rudolph Muscat

Regiment: Army Service Corps

Father: Otto Muscat

Brother: Paul Emil Muscat

Address: Hastings

Other Info: Rudolph was born 1888 the eldest son of Otto Muscat and Elsa Bitsch. He married Ethel Clifford in Farnham, Hampshire in 1912 and joined the army in August 1914. He served first in the Royal Army Service Corps and later transferred to the Lancashire Fusiliers. In 1915 Ethel had given birth to a son, Clifford Rudolph, but sadly the child died within month. Rudolph was killed on 22nd October 1917.

Rudolph Muscat, Lance Corporal 46543. Lancashire Fusiliers 20th Battalion. Mobilised for war and landed at Havre and engaged in various action on the Western Front including in 1916: The Battle of Bazentin Ridge, The fighting for Arrow Head Copse, Maltz Horn Farm and Falfemont Farm. In 1917: The pursuit of the German retreat to the Hindenburg Line, the fighting in Houthulst Forest and the Second Battle of Passchendaele.

Rudolph was killed in action on 22nd October 1917, during the fighting in France and Flanders, Western Europe. His body was buried on the battlefield and marked with a small wooden cross. In 1920 his burial place was found and his body was transferred to the official War Grave site in the Cement House War Graves Cemetery at Langemark – Poelkapelle. Belgium.

Rudolph was posthumously awarded the British War Medal, the British Star and the Victory Medal [These medals have not survived in the family, but may have been given to his widow].

According to CWGC, Rudolph is buried in Cement House Cemetery, Langemark, grave reference XIII.D.45.

With thanks to Jo Coulson for this information

Published: January 1915

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Munday, A E R

A E R MundayA E R Munday

Rank: Corporal

Regiment: Royal Army Medical Corps

Grandparents: R & C Munday

Address: 25 Alma Terrace, Silverhill

Published: January 1915

Other Info: Wounded, now at Aldershot

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Brignall, Ernest

Ernest BrignallErnest Brignall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ernest Brignall

Rank: Rifleman

Regiment: 1st Battalion, Rifle Brigade

Parent(s): Mr Stephen Burgess Brignall & Mrs Harriet Brignall

Address: 24 St Mary’s Road, Hastings

Published: October 1914 & January 1915

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.

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Mitchell, Henry

Henry MitchellHenry Mitchell

Rank: Gunner

Regiment: Royal Field Artillery

Parent(s): Mr & Mrs John Mitchell

Address: 29 All Saints Street, Hastings

Published: January 1915

Other Info: With the Indian Expeditionary Force

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