Payne, Harold George

Harold George Payne

Harold George PayneGeorge Harold Payne

Rank: Private

Regiment: 1/5th Battalion, Royal West Surrey Regiment

Parents: Mr Joseph & Mrs Guilema Payne (Nee Pointing)

Address: Rosslyn, Ferry Road, Rye

Other Info: Harold was killed in action on the 14th January 1916 near Nasiriyeh, Mesopotamia.

According to CWGC Harold is remembered at the Basra Memorial on panel 6.

Born on 22nd March 1892 at Denmark Place, London and educated at Rye Grammar School. He joined the 5th Queen’s West Surrey Territorials in November 1912 and volunteered for foreign service on the outbreak of war. Harold sailed for India on 31st October 1914, was six months in Lucknow and six months at Fyzabad Brigade Staff Office, leaving for the Persian Gulf on 1st December 1915.

Published: Submitted to the site via the ‘Add a Soldier’ page in October 2019

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Hurrell, Alfred

Alfred Hurrell

Alfred Hurrell

Alfred Hurrell

Rank: Gunner

Regiment: 3rd Battery, 2nd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery

Parents: Mr & Mrs Hurrell

Address: 57 Mount Pleasant Road, Hastings

Other Info: Missing since June. According to CWGC, Alfred died aged 18 on 3rd June 1916, He is remembered at the Basra Memorial, on panel 3 and 60.

*Alfred is recorded on Hastings War Memorial with the rank of Driver. There seems likely to have been an error as there are no A Hurrells listed on CWGC with the rank of driver.

Published: September 1916

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Blackman, James Samuel

Sargent, Jezzard & Blackman

Sargent, Jezzard & Blackman

James Samuel Blackman

Rank: Private

Regiment: 1/5th  Royal East Kent Regiment (The Buffs)

Mother: Mrs A Blackman

Sister: Mrs G Sargent

Nephew: S Sargent

Nephew-in-Law: Christopher Alfred Jezzard

Mother-in-Law’s Address: 26 Grove Road, Ore

Home Address: Chennell Cottages, St Michael’s, Tenterden

Other Info: According to CWGC, James died on 21st January 1916. He is remembered at the Basra Memorial on panel 6. Additional information from here.

Published: April 1916

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Jewhurst, Albert W

Albert W Jewhurst

Albert W JewhurstAlbert W Jewhurst

Rank: Private

Regiment: Queen’s Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Sister: Frances Leadbeatter

Brother: Charles Leadbeatter

Address: 18 Cambridge Road, Hastings

Parents: Mr & Mrs Leadbeatter

Parent’s Address: 28 Cinque Ports Street, Rye

Other Info: According to CWGC, Albert died aged 26 on 1st January 1917. He is remembered at the Basra Memorial, on Panel 29.

Published: July 1915

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