Ball, Charles E

Charles E Ball

Charles E Ball

Charles E Ball

Rank: Lance Sergeant

Regiment: 13th Battalion (Southdowns), Royal Sussex Regiment

Sent by: His Brother

Brother’s Address: 73 Castle Hill Road, Hastings

Other Info: Killed in action. Winner of the Military Medal for bravery in holding a German trench. According to CWGC, Charles died on 3rd September 1916. He is remembered at Hamel Military Cemetery, Beaumont Hamel, grave reference I.E.41.

Published: July 1917

Please use the comments box below if you can provide more information about this person.

Arscott, Victor Charles

Victor Charles Arscott

Victor Charles Arscott

Victor Charles Arscott

Rank: Private

Regiment: 13th Battalion (Southdowns), Royal Sussex Regiment

Parents: Mr George & Mrs Charlotte Arscott

Brother: William Charles Arscott

Address: The Mitre, Hastings

Other Info: Killed in Action on 3rd September 1916 aged 22. According to CWGC, Victor is remembered at Hamel Military Cemetery, Beaumont Hamel, grave reference II.A.2.

Published: October 1916

Please use the comments box below if you can provide more information about this person.

Thomas, John

Thomas

ThomasThomas

John Thomas

Rank: Private

Regiment: ‘B’ Company, 12th Battalion (Southdowns), Royal Sussex Regiment

Parents: Mr Zachariah & Mrs Emily Thomas

Brothers: Ernest Thomas & Norman Thomas

Address: 6 The Creek, All Saints Street, Hastings

Other Info: At the Front. According to CWGC, John died aged 22 on 3rd September 1916. He is remembered at Hamel Military Cemetery, Beaumont-Hamel, grave reference I.E.31.

Published: June 1916 & November 1916

Please use the comments box below if you can provide more information about this person.

Brown, Ernest James

Brown

Ernest James BrownErnest James BrownBrownBrown

Ernest James Brown

Rank: Private

Regiment: Trench Mortar Battery, 12th Battalion (Southdowns), Royal Sussex Regiment

Parents: Mr William & Mrs Emily Brown

Wife: Annie B Brown

Brothers: Albert Edward Brown, G H BrownF Brown

Mother’s Address: 20 Emmanuel Road, Hastings

Home Address: 4 Portland Terrace, Burwash

Other Info: According to CWGC, Ernest died aged 27 on 12th October 1916. He was serving as a Lance Corporal in the 11th Battalion at the time and was a recipient of the Military Medal. Ernest is remembered at Hamel Military Cemetery, Beaumont Hamel, grave reference II.B.II. Additional name information from here.

The top group photograph is courtesy of Paul Reed, via his Twitter page @sommecourt

Published: September 1915, October 1916 & May 1917.

Please use the comments box below if you can provide more information about this person.