Collins, William Walter

Collins

William Walter Collins

Rank: Private

Regiment: 1st Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry

Parents: Mr Reuben & Mrs Elizabeth Ann Collins

Brother: Bertram Frederick Collins

Address: 259 Harold Road, Clive Vale, Hastings

Other Info: Reported missing on 1st July 1916.

According to CWGC, William died aged 32 on 1st July 1916. He is remembered at the Thiepval Memorial, Pier and Face 2a.

Published: August 1916

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Yielding, Augustus Newton

Augustus Newton YieldingAugustus Newton Yielding

Rank: Private

Regiment: Army Service Corps

Parents: Mr Henry James & Mrs Mary Ann Yielding

Parent’s Address: Cornfield Terrace, Bohemia, St Leonards

Wife: Caroline Ann Yielding

Address: 81 Norman Road, St Leonards on Sea

Other Info: In France. According to CWGC, Augustus died aged 39 whilst serving in the 11th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers on 16th August 1917. He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial, on panel 70 to 72.

Published: December 1915

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Winborn, William J

Winborn

William J Winborn

Rank: Corporal Shoeing Smith

Regiment: Royal Field Artillery

Father or Brother: Mr T A Winborn

Brother & Uncle: Thomas Winborn & Frank Winborn

Address: 73 Paynton Road, Silverhill

Other Info: Home from the front, nervous breakdown. Additional name information from the Lives of the First World War website.

Published: August 1915

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Pollington, Edward

Edward PollingtonEdward PollingtonEdward Pollington

Rank: Staff Sergeant

Regiment: Army Service Corps

Address: 80 Milward Road, Hastings

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

The text from ‘A French Boy’s Terrible Experience’ reads: “These portraits are of Staff Sergeant E Pollington, A.S.C., and Marcel, a French boy who is with the Staff Sergeant “Somewhere in France”. The photographs were sent by Staff Sergeant Pollington to Mr J O Forster, newsagent, 55 Queens Road, Hastings and with them a letter, from which we take the following extracts: – At the beginning of the war the Germans captured the village where Marcel and his mother lived alone. They held the village eight days, and it was the eighth day which was the worst for him. The German soldiers came to their house, and tried to outrage his mother, and with her resisting one of them clubbed her with his rifle, and when she was on the floor a German officer shot her with his revolver. The little chap told me he witnessed it all. It was at this point the German cyclist came in with the news that the French and English were advancing, and they cleared out. The French Zouaves cleared them at the point of the bayonet. After he saw his mother buried Marcel went with the French soldiers, but these having to go to the trenches, sent him back. He then went with the English motors, and finally ended up with falling across our Company. He first worked with the cooks, but I, seeing he wanted looking after, took him under my charge. He is working now under me, and I can say he is very handy as an interpreter sometimes, and helps me with my French”

Published: August 1915 & February 1916

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Rich, Thomas A

Thomas H RichThomas A Rich

Rank: Bandmaster

Regiment: 5th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment

Wife: Mrs T H Rich

Brothers: Ernest Edward Norbury, T J Norbury & John S Norbury

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

Published: August 1915

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Norbury, John S

Norbury

John S Norbury

Rank: Gunner

Regiment: Royal Field Artillery

Parents: Mr Thomas John & Mrs Sarah Jane Norbury

Sister: Mrs Rich

Brothers: Ernest Edward Norbury & T J Norbury

Brother-in-Law: Thomas H Rich

Address: 74, 1st Avenue, Queens Park, Paddington, London

Other Info: For the Front

Published: August 1915

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Norbury, T J

Norbury

T J Norbury

Rank: Private

Regiment: King’s Royal Rifle Corps

Parents: Mr Thomas John & Mrs Sarah Jane Norbury

Sister: Mrs Rich

Brothers: Ernest Edward Norbury & John S Norbury

Brother-in-Law: Thomas H Rich

Address: 74, 1st Avenue, Queens Park, Paddington, London

Other Info: At the Front

Published: August 1915

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