Cox, C W G

C W G Cox

C W G Cox

Rank: Private

Regiment: 20th Company (Tidworth), Royal Army Medical Corps

Father: Mr C Cox

Wife: Mrs B E Cox

Father’s Address: Queen’s Lodge, Alexandra Park, Hastings

Home Address: 155 Malpas Road, Brockley, London

Other Info: Late of the Red Cross. According to CWGC, Private Cox died on 11th May 1919. He is remembered at Hastings Cemetery, grave reference D.F.A20

Published: February 1917

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Algeo, Luther

Luther Algeo

Luther Algeo

Rank: Acting Corporal

Regiment: 11th Battalion, Canadian Infantry, Canadian Expeditionary Force

Address: Winnepeg, Canada

Other Info: Was killed in the street tragedy at St Leonards at the 28th December 1916, in regard to which another soldier, Private Edward Ripley, is under arrest on a charge of murder.

According to CWGC, Luther is remembered at Hastings Cemetery, grave reference L.D.P23.

The full report of this incident can be read here. Luther’s CEF enlistment papers can be viewed here.

Published: January 1917

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Shipp, Henry William

Henry William Shipp

Henry William Shipp

Rank: Private

Regiment: ‘C’ Supply Company, Army Service Corps

Parents: Mr George & Mrs Flora Shipp

Address: 87 Hughenden Road, Hastings

Other Info: According to CWGC, Henry died aged 20 on 7th February 1917. He is remembered at Hastings Cemetery, grave reference L.D.N27.

Published: October 1916

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Allen, Henry John

Henry John Allen

Henry John Allen

Rank: Sergeant

Regiment: ‘A’ Company, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment

Wife: Mrs G Allen

Address: Hastings

Other Info: The text reads:

“Particular pathos is attached to the death from wounds received in action of Sergeant J. H. Allen, of Fairwarp.

He had been at the front almost from the commencement of the war, and about a month ago wrote to his wife telling her to cheer up, as he was one of four Sergeants chosen to come home as instructors. Three days after receiving this welcome letter Mrs Allen had a wire from the War Office saying that her husband had been dangerously wounded. He was brought to England, and placed in a hospital at Epsom, where, however, owing to the exceptionally severe nature of his wounds, which were caused by shrapnel, he passed away on Saturday. The injuries, which were in various parts of the body, were sustained on June 24th. During the last week of the soldier’s life his wife was able to be with and nurse him, a privilege which gave them both much happiness, and lessened the blow to the young widow, who is left with a child less than two years old, and which Sergeant Allen has only seen on one or two occasions, it having been born after he went to the front.

According to CWGC, Henry is remembered at Hastings Cemetery, grave reference L.D. N19.

More information about Henry can be read here.

Published: August 1916

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Adams, Charles Richard

Adams & Stevenson

Charles Richard Adams

Rank: Deck Hand

Service: Trawler Section, Royal Navy

Ship: HMT Island Prince

Parents: Mr Robert & Mrs Mary Adams

Wife: Rose Rebecca Adams

Sister: Mrs Adams

Nephew: Teddy Adams

Brother-in-Law: Sidney G Stevenson

Address: 6 Woods Passage, All Saints Street, Hastings

Other Info: According to CWGC, Charles died aged 42 on 10th February 1919. He is remembered at Hastings Cemetery, grave reference L.D.J16.

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Published: July 1916

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Winchester, Alfred Peter

Alfred Peter WinchesterAlfred Peter Winchester

Rank: Gunner

Regiment: 2nd Home Counties Brigade, Royal Field Artillery

Parents: Mr William & Mrs Julia Maria Winchester

Address: 5 Waterloo Place, Hastings

Other Info: Accidentally killed whilst training. According to CWGC, Alfred died aged 20 on 22nd May 1916. He is remembered at Hastings Cemetery, grave reference L.D.M19.

Published: June 1916

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Foster, Percy George

Percy George Foster

Percy George Foster

Rank: Second Lieutenant

Regiment: 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment

Parents: Mrs Ada Foster

Address: 44 Alexandra Road, St Leonards

Other Info: For Bravery text reads: “… well known in business circles in the town, having been with the firm of Messers. John Lester and Son, Contractors, for some years past. Upon the outbreak of war he was called up with the Sussex Yeomanry, and was afterwards transferred to the 5th Sussex, and went to the front about a year ago. He received his commission in France for Bravery, and was gazetted in November 1915. When the Germans exploded five mines, the 7th received orders to occupy the craters. ‘A’ and ‘B’ Company occupied one of these craters, but suffered such heavy losses that ‘C’ Company was called upon to reinforce them. Owing to the severity of the fighting all of the senior officers were wounded.

Lieutenant Foster assumed command and held the crater for two days. On the second day, early in the morning, he was wounded in the leg and face and later in the day severely wounded in the back with shrapnel but carried on until much needed reinforcements arrived. He was for some time in hospital abroad, and was later sent to England, and seemed to be progressing favourably. He was operated on at Darrell Hospital, London, but septic poison set in and he passed away last Sunday. The funeral took place at the Hastings Borough Cemetery yesterday afternoon. (This was printed on April 6th 1916)

According to CWGC, Percy died aged 23 on 2nd April 1916. He is remembered at Hastings Cemetery, grave reference E.H.O29.

Published: April 1916

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Salmon, George F

George F SalmonGeorge F SalmonGeorge F SalmonGeorge F Salmon

Rank: Sapper

Regiment: No 6 Telegraph Contruction Company, Royal Engineers

Wife: Mrs M F Salmon

Address: 11 Brewery Cottages, Bourne Walk, Hastings

Other Info: Signalling Depot. According to CWGC, George died aged 29 on 30th October 1919. He is remembered at Hastings Cemetery, grave reference L.F.U9.

Published: October 1915, January 1916 & August 1916

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Marchant, William J

William J MarchantWilliam J Marchant

Rank: Private

Regiment: 15th Labour Company (Havre), Army Service Corps

Wife: Eliza Marchant

Address: 39 Hardwicke Road, Hastings

Other Info: According to CWGC, William died aged 43 on 8th June 1916. He is remembered at Hastings Cemetery, grave reference L.C.26. Additional name information from the Lives of the First World War website.

Published: September 1915

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Smith, Charles

Charles SmithCharles Smith

Rank: Private

Regiment: 5th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment

Address: 150 Church Street, Ore

Other Info: Invalided home and died, leaving a widow and five children. According to CWGC, Charles is remembered at Hastings Cemetery, grave reference L.D.L27

Published: August 1915

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