Haste, William

William Haste

William Haste

Rank: 2nd Air Mechanic

Regiment: Royal Flying Corps

Father: Mr J Haste

Address: 20 West Street, Hastings

Other Info: According to CWGC, William died on 2nd February 1918. He is remembered at Hastings Cemetery, grave reference L.C.J21. Additional name information from the Lives of the First World War website.

Published: August 1917

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Sharp, Alfred Ernest

Alfred Ernest

Alfred Ernest Sharp

Rank: Gunner

Regiment: 162nd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery

Wife: Mrs Clara Sharp

Father: Walter Thomas Sharp

Mother-in-Law: Mrs Watson

Brothers-in-Law: A C Watson, J E Watson & Walter Thomas Watson

Address: 25 Beltring Road, Eastbourne

Other Info: Born in Hastings. Wounded, now in hospital at Lincoln, According to CWGC, Alfred died aged 34 on 28th August 1918. He is remembered at Hastings Cemetery, grave reference L.D.K19.

Published:  June 1917

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Jarvis, William Le Roy

William Le Roy Jarvis

William Le Roy Jarvis

Rank: Private

Regiment: Army Service Corps, Canadian Expeditionary Force

Wife: Mrs Jarvis (nee Bethell)

Other Info: A sad interest attaches to the death of William Le Roy Jarvis, Canadian Army Service Corps, who has been with his Unit at St Leonards since Christmas. Mr Jarvis was an American from Florida, but joined up with the Canadian Contingent.

On 10th April he was married to Miss Bethell, a local lady, and although he had a cold at the time there was no indication that he was seriously ill. He died, however, on 26th April, after only being married 16 days. Much sympathy has been expressed with the widow by her many friends. The funeral took place with full military honours at the Borough Cemetery, the ceremony being conducted by Captain Burnett, a Canadian Chaplain. Mr Jarvis was immensely popular with the Unit, there being a large attendance of men, with the Officer commanding and others. Numerous handsome wreaths were sent, amongst others, by Captain Biggar, Officer commanding, and men of the Unit. Sisters of the Canadian Military Hospital at Frederick Road, Lieutenant and Mrs Donaldson, Mr & Mrs Burnett (West Hill, St Leonards), Mr & Mrs Gray, Mrs Long and Mrs Neal (Tonbridge), Miss Mayne, etc. The Widow sent a duplicate of her wedding bouquet. Mrs Jarvis up to the time of her marriage had been doing nursing at Epsom as war work.

Williams CEF Enlistment form can be viewed for free here.

Published: May 1917

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Teed, Edmund

Edmund Teed

Edmund Teed

Rank: Major

Regiment: 5th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment

Wife: Mrs Charlotte Teed

Address: 122 Ashburnham Road, Hastings

Other Info: According to CWGC, Edmund died aged 62 on 25th November 1914. He is remembered at Hastings Cemetery, grave reference Screen Wall, K.C.D1

Published: December 1914

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Felton Smith, William

Felton Smith, Broocks & Kite

William Felton Smith

Rank: Chief Petty Officer

Regiment: Howe Battalion, Royal Naval Division

Wife: Mrs Annie E Felton-Smith

Address: 20a Milward Road, Hastings

Other Info: Councillor for St. Clements Ward, Hastings. Member of Education Committee, Lifeboat Committee, and Shipwrecked Mariners. According to CWGC, William died aged 51 on 20th February 1915. He is remembered at Hastings Cemetery, grave reference M.B.04.

Published: September 1914

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Law, Charles Sidney

Charles Sidney LawLaw & Shoesmith

Charles Sidney Law

Rank: Able Seaman

Regiment: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserves

Ship: HMS Victory (Royal Naval Depot, Crystal Palace

Parents: Mr Alfred & Mrs Maria Law

Brothers: A Law & J Shoesmith

Address: 447 Old London Road, Ore, Hastings

Other Info: Died suddenly at Crystal Palace. According to CWGC, Charles died aged 22 on 12th January 1917. He is remembered at Hastings Cemetery, grave reference M.B.G25.

Published: February 1917 & January 1918

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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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