Etheridge, Alfred

Alfred Etheridge

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Rank: Private

Regiment: 13th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Parents: Mr & Mrs Etheridge

Brother: Arthur  J Etheridge

Sent by: Mr G Etheridge

Address: 25 Milward Road, Hastings

Parent’s Address: 18 Whitefriars Road, Hastings

Other Info: According to CWGC, Alfred died aged 23 at the rank of Lance Corporal on 19th April 1916. He is remembered at Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, panel 24-26-28-30.

Grammar School Roll of Honour reads: “Lance Corporal Alfred Etheridge, Machine Gun Section, 13th Canadian Battalion, who was killed in action on 19th April. He was well known in Hastings prior to emigrating to Canada. He attended Hastings Grammar school for about three years, successfully passing the Senior Cambridge Local. Upon relinquishing his position as a pupil teacher at Priory Road School he left for Canada in June 1910, joining the staff at the Bank of Ottawa at Cobolt (Ontario).

Subsequently he was transferred to Regina (Sask.), and later to the same branch at Vancouver, B.C. He joined the Canadian Expeditionary Force in November 1914, and took part in the memorable engagements around Fostubert in June 1915. He was slightly wounded in January last. After recently undergoing a special course of machine gun training he rejoined his Battalion and was killed while in charge of his gun during a terrific bombardment. A letter has been received from the officer commanding stating that he stuck to his gun cool and collected to the last. He was the fourth son of Mr A G Etheridge, 18 Whitefriars Road, Hastings.

Published: February 1915, September 1915 & May 1916

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Mann, Amon W

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Amon W Mann

Rank: Private

Regiment: Canadian Grenadier Guards, 3rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Father: Mr Amon Mann

Brothers: G E Mann & Mr F Mann

Brothers-in-Law:  J Hipgrave, Alfred Ernest Hipgrave, Albert George HipgraveC J Coleman

Address: Father was a fisherman of Hastings. According to CWGC, Amon Mann died on 10th June 1915. He is remembered at Longuenesse (St Omer) Souvenir Cemetery, grave reference I.A.153.

Published: January 1915 & March 1917

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Howard, H W

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Regiment: Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry

Parents: Mr & Mrs Daniels

Address:  48 Silverlands Road, Silverhill

Other Info: Late of 6th Dragoon Guards, now at the Front

Published: January 1915

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Rusconi, Alberto

Alberto Rusconi

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Rank: Private / Lieutenant

Regiment: 49th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force

Parents: Mr Aldo & Mrs Louisa Rusconi

Brother: Andrew George Rusconi & Aldo Rusconi

Address: 28 London Road, St Leonards

Other Info: Killed in action on 30th October 1917…. He was only 20 years of age and was educated at St Mary Magdalen’s and the Hastings Grammar Schools. On leaving the school he went to Canada and was employed in the Bank of Ottawa at Edmonton, Alberta. In January 1915 he enlisted and went to France in the following October. For his gallantry and devotion to duty in the field he was recommended for a commission, which was given him in March.

According to CWGC, Alberto was a Lieutenant in the 49th Battalion of the Canadian Infantry when he died. Alberto is remembered on the Ypres Menin Gate, panel 24-28-30.

Alberto’s CEF service papers can be viewed for free here.

Published: April 1915 & November 1917

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