Hughes, Wilfred Sydney

Hughes

Hughes

Wilfred Sydney Hughes

Rank: Leading Telegraphist

Ship: HMS Racoon

Parents: Mr John & Mrs Annie Hughes

Brothers: John Alfred Hughes, Stuart Arthur Hughes, Edgar Reginald Hughes, Cecil Hughes & Benjamin Howard Hughes

Wife: Constance Fanny Hughes

Sister: Mrs Cutting

Address: Fire Station, Horley, Surrey

Sister’s Address: 10 Vale Road, St Leonards

Other Info: Drowned at sea on 9th January 1918 when HMS Racoon foundered during a snowstorm off the coast of Ireland. According to CWGC, Wilfred is remembered at Chatham Naval Memorial, on panel 28.

Published: March 1918

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Bishop, James Ernest

Whiting & Bishop

Whiting & Bishop

James Ernest Bishop

Rank: Able Seaman

Ship: HMS Pathfinder

Parents: Mr William & Mrs Annie Bishop

Brother: Thomas Edmund Bishop

Address: 6 Bourne Walk, Hastings

Other Info: Lost his life on HMS Pathfinder on 5th September 1914. According to CWGC, James was aged 27 when he died. HMS Pathfinder was torpedoed by German submarine U-21 and sank with the loss of 259 men. Albert is remembered at Chatham Naval Memorial on panel 2.

Published: September 1914

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Luck, Archibald

Archibald Luck

Archibald Luck

Archibald Luck

Rank: Able Seaman

Ship: HMS Vanguard

Sister: Mrs Watson

Sister’s Address: 41 Emmanuel Road, Hastings

Other Info: Archibald was one of 843 crew lost when HMS Vanguard exploded whilst in port on 9th July 1917. According to CWGC, Archibald is remembered at the Chatham Naval Memorial, on panel 21.

Published: September 1916

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Merritt, John Edward Mark

John Edward Mark Merritt

John Edward Mark Merritt

John Edward Mark Merritt

Rank: Able Seaman

Ship: HMS Conquest

Sister-in-Law: Mrs Merritt

Brother: George Merritt

Brother’s Address: 93 High Street, Hastings

Other Info: Killed on 25th April 1916. John was killed when HMS Conquest was engaging the German battlecruisers who had attacked Yarmouth. The ship was hit by a shell that killed 25 and wounded 15.

John is remembered at the Chatham Naval Memorial on panel 16.

Published: August 1916

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Harris, Arthur Douglas

Arthur Douglas Harris

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Rank: Cooks Mate

Ship: HMS Legion & HMS Laforey

Parents: Mr Douglas David & Mrs Ellen M A Harris

Address: 82 Bohemia Road, St Leonards

Other Info: According to CWGC, Arthur died aged 23 on 23rd March 1917. He was aboard the destroyer HMS Laforey when it struck a British laid mine. Only 18 on 76 crew survived. Arthur is remembered at  Chatham Naval Memorial on panel 25.

Published: March 1916 & April 1917

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Levett, Japheth

Japheth Levett

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Rank: Able Seaman

Ship: HM Trawler Lord Roberts

Parents: Mr Alfred & Mrs Harriett Levett

Wife: Mrs Faith Louise Levett

Address: 101 Hughenden Road, Hastings

Other Info: According to CWGC, Japheth died aged 39 on 25th November 1916 whilst serving aboard HM Trawler Burnley. The British Navy hired trawler was sunk by a mine from the German submarine UC-4, off Orfordness. All 19 crew were lost. Jepheth is remembered at Chatham Naval Memorial on panel 16.

Published: September 1915

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Whiting, Charles

Whiting

Whiting & BishopWhiting

Charles Whiting

Rank: Ship’s Corporal First Class

Ship: HMS Pathfinder

Mother: Mrs Whiting

Brothers: Albert Whiting & William Whiting

Address: 47 St Georges Road, Hastings

Other Info: Lost his life on HMS Pathfinder on 5th September 1914. According to CWGC, Albert was aged 35 when he died. HMS Pathfinder was torpedoed by German submarine U-21 and sank with the loss of 259 men. Albert is remembered at Chatham Naval Memorial on panel 6.

Published: September 1914 & September 1915

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Whiting, Albert

Whiting

Whiting

Albert Whiting

Rank: First Class Stoker

Ship: HMS Formidable

Mother: Mrs Whiting

Brothers: Charles Whiting & William Whiting

Address: 47 St Georges Road, Hastings

Other Info: Lost his life on HMS Formidable on 1st January 1915. According to CWGC, Albert was aged 32 when he died. HMS Formidable was torpedoed twice by German submarine U-24 and sank with the loss of 547 men. Albert is remembered at Chatham Naval Memorial on panel 12.

Published: September 1915

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Cooke, Frederick James

F J Cooke

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Rank: Leading Seaman

Ship: HMS Victorious

Mother: Mrs C Cooke

Wife: Mrs F Cooke

Home Address : Old Marsham Farm, Fairlight

Parents Address: Pett Level

Other Info: According to CWGC Frederick died aged 39 on 21st July 1915. He was serving aboard the HM Trawler Briton when it struck a mine in the Thames Estuary. 11 crew were lost. Frederick is remembered at the Chatham Naval Memorial, on panel 9.

Published: May 1915

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Stevens, Harry

Harry Stevens

Harry StevensHarry Stevens

Rank: Able Seaman

Ship: HMS Formidable

Sent by: Emily Adams

Parents: Mr George Lewis & Mrs Kitty Stevens

Brothers: Horace Stevens & Fred Stevens

Sister: Miss Norah Stevens

Parents Address: 4 South Terrace, Halton, Hastings

Other Info: Harry was one of 551 sailors that perished when HMS Formidable sunk after the ship was torpedoed twice by German submarine U24 on 1st January 1915. He is remembered at Chatham Naval Memorial, on panel 10. Additional information from CWGC website.

Published: January 1915

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