Goodsell, David

David Goodsell

David Goodsell

David Goodsell

Rank: Private

Regiment: Grenadier Guards

Sister: Mrs Walker

Address: Avonside, Crowhurst

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

Published: July 1917

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Mays, Cecil Clarence

Mays

Mays

Cecil Clarence Mays

Rank: Private / Second Lieutenant

Regiment: Duke of Cambridge Hussars, 1st County of London Yeomanry / 1st Battalion, Grenadier Guards

Parents: Mr George & Mrs Clara Julia Marriott Mays

Brothers: Wilfred Mays, Sidney Mays, Stanley G Mays & George Mays

Address: Beaulieu, St Helen’s Road, Hastings

Other Info: Old Hastings Grammar School boys. According to CWGC, Cecil died aged 23 on 30th March 1918. He is remembered at Boisleux-au-Mont Communal Cemetery, grave reference 4.

Published: October 1914

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Reid, R E

R E Reid

R E Reid

R E Reid

Rank: Private

Regiment: Grenadier Guards

Sent by: A Friend

Address: 44 Stonefield Road, Hastings

Published: April 1917

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Smith, H J

Smith

Smith

H J Smith

Rank: Private

Regiment: Grenadier Guards

Parents: Mr Mark & Mrs Ellen Smith

Brother: Alfred Charles Smith

Cousins: A E Smith & G W H Smith

Address: Haultwich, Little Munden, Ware, Hertfordshire

Other Info: Wounded on 16th September. Now in hospital in Liverpool.

Published: March 1917

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Shrimpton, Lennix Dutton

Lennox Dutton Shrimpton

Lennox Dutton Shrimpton

Lennox Dutton Shrimpton

Rank: Private

Regiment: 2nd Battalion, Grenadier Guards

Uncle & Aunt: Mr & Mrs Whitear

Uncle & Aunt’s Address: 1 The Lees, Milward Crescent, Hastings

Other Info: Killed in the First Battle of Ypres. According to CWGC, Lennox died on 5th November 1914. He is remembered at Perth Cemetery (China Wall), grave reference III.H.20.

Published: March 1917

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Morrey, Herbert

Herbert Morrey

Herbert Morrey

Herbert Morrey

Rank: Private

Regiment: 3rd Battalion, Grenadier Guards

Parents: Mr & Mrs George Morrey

Parent’s Address: Norton-in-Hales, Market Drayton

Sent by: Miss Jarrett of St Leonards

Other Info: Missing since 17th October 1917. According to CWGC, Herbert died aged 25 on 17th October 1917 and is remembered at the Loos Memorial, panel 5 to 7.

Published: February 1917

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Crockford, Arthur George

Rigglesford, Riggulsford & Crockford

Rigglesford, Riggulsford & CrockfordArthur George Crockford

Rank: Private

Regiment: 2nd Battalion, Grenadier Guards

Mother-in-Law: Mrs Riggulsford

Brothers-in-Law: Harold Thomas Riggulsford & G Riggulsford

Address: 141 Mount Pleasant Road, Hastings

Other Info: Killed in action on 10th November 1914. According to CWGC, Arthur is remembered at the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial on Panel 9 and 11.

Published: September 1916

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Penn, Eric Frank

Erick Frank Penn

Erick Frank Penn

Eric Frank Penn

Rank: Captain

Regiment: 4th Battalion, Grenadier Guards

Parents: Mr William & Mrs Constance Penn

Parents-in-Law: Mr & Mrs C J Ebden

Wife: Mrs Gladys Penn

Address: Baldslow Place, Baldslow, Hastings

Other Info: The text reads: “… was killed in action in France on 8th October (1915). He was 37 years of age, and the eldest son of Mr & Mrs William Penn of St Alban’s Court, Nottingham. In 1891 he entered Mr Radcliffe’s House at Eton where he gained very conspicuous all-round athletic success. He played football for Eton, and was also in the cricket eleven in his last year. He won the school quarter mile, putting the weight and throwing the cricket ball, the latter being a throw of 106 yards. In 1898 Mr Penn went up to Trinity College, Cambridge, and received his cricket blue the following year when Mr G L Jessop was captain. At one time it was thought that Mr Penn would play for his county. but at that time the eleven was so rich in batsmen that only a cricketer of exceptional strength had a chance of inclusion. Shortly after this came the Boer War, and from 1900 to 1901 Mr Penn served in South Africa with the 3rd Battalion, Royal Scots attaining the rank of Captain. After the war he returned to Cambridge, played against Oxford in 1902, after which he entered business, becoming a partner in the firm of Sir R W Carden & Co. He joined the Norfolk Yeomanry at the outbreak of the present war and in April last was transferred to the Special Reserve of the Grenadier Guards, with the rank of Second Lieutenant. He went to France with the 4th Battalion in August, and a month later, after the Battle of Loos was promoted to Captain. He was married to Gladys Eveleen, daughter of Mr & Mrs Ebden in 1906. Of his two brothers, the younger in the Rifle Brigade was killed in February last and the other in the Grenadier Guards, was severely wounded in May and is still at home on sick leave.

According to CWGC, Eric is remembered at Vermelles British Cemetery, grave reference I.K.11. He had been mentioned in Despatches.

Published: November 1915

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