Cloke, Sidney Charles

Sidney Charles Cloke

Sidney Charles ClokeSidney Charles Cloke

Sidney Charles Cloke

Rank: Corporal

Regiment: 1st Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment

Parents: Mr John & Mrs Alice F Cloke

Address: ‘Denton House’, 373 Old London Road, Hastings

Other Info: Killed in action. According to CWGC, Sidney died aged 20 on 31st August 1917. He is remembered at Coxyde Military Cemetery, grave reference III.D.28

Published: October 1917 & March 1918

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May, A

May

May

J May

Rank: Private

Regiment: Dorset Regiment

Sister-in-Law: Mrs May

Brothers: W May & J May

Nephews: Frederick May & G May

Brother’s Address: 137 Emmanuel Road, Hastings

Other Info: Wounded. Now back at the Front.

Published: September 1917

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Saxby, F

Saxby

Saxby

F Saxby

Rank: Private

Regiment: Dorset Regiment

Parents: Mr Robert & Mrs Elizabeth Saxby

Brother: Charles Saxby

Address: 8 Duke Road, Silverhill

Other Info:  Twice wounded and shell shock. Now back at the Front.

Published: July 1917

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Neville, Albert Edward

Neville, Colbran, Tidey & Coles

Neville, Colbran, Tidey & Coles

Albert Edward Neville

Rank: Lance Corporal

Regiment: Dorset Regiment

Father: Mr W Neville

Brothers: Frederick H Neville, Ernest A Neville & Sidney C Neville

Brothers-in-Law: George F Colbran, John Henry Tidey & R J Coles

Address: Riverside, Bulverhythe Road, St Leonards

Other Info: Wounded on May 19th 1917. Additional name information from the Lives of the First World War website.

Published: June 1917

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Harris, J

J Harris

J Harris

J Harris

Rank: Private

Regiment: Dorsetshire Regiment

Sent by: Miss Price

Mrs Price’s Address: 30 Percy Road, Hastings

Other Info: On Active Service

Published: December 1916

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Wheeler, George

Wheeler

Wheeler

George Wheeler

Rank: Captain

Regiment: Dorsetshire Regiment

Father: Mr Edwin Wheeler (Contractor, Isle of Wight)

Sent by: Mr & Mrs A E Brasier

Brother: Arthur Wheeler

Other Info: Additional name information from the Lives of the First World War Website.

Published: October 1916

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Scotcher, Albert

A Scotcher

A ScotcherAlbert Scotcher

Rank: Private

Regiment: 2nd Battalion, Dorset Regiment

Parents: Mr & Mrs T Scotcher

Address: 1 Mill Cottages, Baldslow, St Leonards

Other Info: More about Jesse Bignell aka Albert Scotcher. As well as the Dorset Regiment number 8546 Jesse served with the Suffolk Regiment number 70319 and Essex regiment number 33475. He was a private in all regiments. He survived the 1ww and continued serving in the Army into the 1920’s. Following his marriage to Marina Cruz (British Subject) in 1925 they had 3 children. Marina had a child in 1923 but I am unsure if Jesse was her father. Jesse died in 1942 at the age of 51 years in the District of Battle, Sussex.

Albert Scotcher was born in 1891 as Jesse Bignell son of Sarah Annie Bignell. Sarah later married Thomas Scotcher. Certainly while serving in the British Army Jesse used the name Albert Scotcher. He also married Marina Cruz while serving in Gilbralta in 1925 using the Name Albert Scotcher. Later on in the 1930’s he was using his birth name Jesse Bignell on the electoral role and the 1939 register.

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Published: January 1915

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Summers, William James

W J Summers

W J SummersWilliam James Summers

Rank: Lance Corporal

Regiment: ‘A’ Company, 1st Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment

Parents: Mr Josiah & Mrs Elizabeth Summers

Address: 223 Old Lane, Hollington

Other Info: Killed in action on 13th October 1914. According to CWGC, William was aged 29 when he died. He is remembered at Le Touret Memorial, panel 22 and 23.

Published: December 1914

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Smith, F J

F J Smith

F J SmithF J Smith

Rank: Lieutenant

Regiment: 4th Dorset Regiment

Mother: Mrs D Smith

Brother: W J Smith

Address: 54 Cambridge Road, Hastings

Published: October 1914

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Bevis, William John

W J Bevis

W J BevisBevisWilliam John Bevis

Rank: Private

Regiment: 1st Battalion, Dorset Regiment

Parents: Mr Charles Bevis & Emily Mary Kemp

Brothers: Frederick Bevis & Alfred Bevis

Address: 267 Bexhill Road, St Leonards

Other Info: Died in Germany on 4th September 1914 of wounds received during the Battle of Mons. According to CWGC William Bevis is remembered at the La Ferte-Sous-Jouarre Memorial, no grave or panel reference is listed.

William is not listed on Hastings War memorial.

Published: January 1915

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