White, Harry William

Gower, Griffiths, White, Kent Tucker, Ashton, Hills

Harry William White

Rank: Private

Regiment: ‘D’ Company, 10th Battalion, South Wales Borderers

Father: Henry White

Mother: Mrs Florence White

Aunt: Mrs Alice Emily Gower

Uncles: Charles Frederick Gower, John William Griffiths, T Kent Tucker & W Ashton

Cousin:  William Walter Gower

Address: 63 Chandler Road, Bexhill

Other Info: At the Front. According to CWGC, Harry died aged 21 on 8th October 1918. He is remembered at Guizancourt Farm Cemetery, Gouy, grave reference A.11.

Published: May 1917

Flint, Charles Edward

Charles Edward Flint

Charles Edward Flint

Rank: Private

Regiment: Canadian Expeditionary Force

Father: Mr Edward Arthur Flint

Father’s Address: 73 The Downs, Bexhill

Other Info: At the Front.

You can view Charles’ CEF enlistment papers for free here.

Published: January 1917

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Fairman, Percy Gordon

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Percy Gordon Fairman

Rank: Lance Corporal

Regiment: 12th Battalion (Southdowns), Royal Sussex Regiment

Father: Mr W Fairman

Wife: Mrs Gertrude Julia Fairman (nee Fairman)

Brother-in-Law: T Martin

Address: 152 Mount Pleasant Road, Hastings

Other Info: Text reads “… the marriage was performed at Emmanuel Church on December 25th by the Rev Sholto Newman. The bridegroom was home wounded and has since returned to the Front. The best man was Private A A Sutton, of the 90th Winnepeg Rifles. The bridesmaids are sisters of the bride.

According to CWGC, Percy died on 2nd March 1917. He is remembered at Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial on panel 20.

Percy is named on Hastings War Memorial as F G Fairman.

Published: January 1917 & March 1917

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Crossingum, Ben

Ben Crossingum

Ben Crossingum

Rank: Trooper

Regiment: 11th Hussars

Wife: Mrs Crossingum (nee Allen)

Address: Bexhill

Other Info: The Text reads ” On October 28th the daughter of Mr and Mrs Allen of 7 Emmanuel Road, Hastings was married to Trooper B Crossinggum of the 11th Hussars, youngest son of Mrs Crossinggum of Bexhill. The ceremony was performed by the Rev Sholto Newman at the Emmanuel Church, Hastings. The bride was given away by her father. Mr Alfred Crossinggum, a member of the Red Cross, acted as best man”.

Additional name information and spelling from the Lives of the First World War website.

Published: November 1916

Eldridge, Herbert

Eldridge & Sexton

Herbert (Bertie) Eldridge

Rank: Boy, 1st Class

Ship: HMS Queen Mary

parents: Mr Frederick & Mrs Florence V Eldridge

Cousins: Charles F Eldridge, Victor E Eldridge & Thomas Eldridge

Address: 9 Reginald Road, Bexhill

Other Info: Born in Hastings. Went down with the Queen Mary. According to CWGC, Bertie died aged 16 on 31st May 1916 when HMS Queen Mary was sunk during the Battle of Jutland, one of 1,266 men lost with the ship. He is remembered at Portsmouth Naval Memorial on panel 14.

Published: June 1916

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