Morfee, William George

Trusler, Morfee & Overington

William George Morfee

Rank: Lance Corporal

Regiment: 22nd Battalion, Australian Imperial Force

Sister: Clara Annie Trusler

Brother: Henry James Morfee

Brothers-in-Law: Frank George Trusler, Harry Trusler & B Overington

Sister’s Address: The Sycamore, 14 Hill Street, Hastings

Other Info: According to CWGC, William died on 3rd May 1917. He is remembered at the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial.

William’s AIF service records can be viewed for free here.

Published: November 1916

Richardson, Stanley John

Stanley John Richardson

Stanley John Richardson

Rank: Lance Corporal

Regiment: Royal Fusiliers

Parents: Mr John & Mrs Josephine Richardson

Address: 54 All Saints Street, Hastings

Other Info: According to CWGC, Stanley died aged 21 on 25th March 1918 whilst serving with the 13th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. He is remembered at Roisel Communal Cemetery Extension, grave reference I.N.8.

Published: November 1916

Gray, Gerald Montague

Gerald Montague Gray

Gerald Montague Gray

Rank: Second Lieutenant

Regiment: 3rd, attd 6th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment

Parents: Councillor Dr & Mrs Gray

Address: 33 Wellington Square, Hastings

Other Info: …killed in action on 7th October 1916. He was the son of Councillor Dr Gray, J.P. and educated at Hurst Court College and ??borough College, where he played football for the college and was a corporal in the O.T.C. He left on his 19th year to take up his commission. On August 19th he was wounded and as bombing officer had several miraculous escapes. His ?? announcing his death, writes “It is with deepest regret that I have to inform you of your sons death in action on 7th this inst. He fell whilst leading his men in a gallant attempt to capture a German position. Since first joining the battalion he has always displayed the most ?? qualities and his loss is deeply ?? in all ranks. All ranks in the battalion are with me in offering you and yours our heartfelt sympathy in your irreparable loss”. Mr G M Gray had been destined for the Bar, for which he had shown a special predilection. Last November, Dr Gray’s eldest son was seriously wounded. The young man was six feet two inches in height which was rather against him as a junior officer.

According to CWGC, Gerald died aged 20 is remembered at the Thiepval Memorial, Pier and Face 11c.

Published: November 1916

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Evans, Edward G


Edward G Evans

Rank: Private

Regiment: 13th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment

Parents: Mr & Mrs James Evans

Wife: Ethel C Evans

Brothers: J R EvansHerbert Evans & Harry Evans

Parent’s Address: 285 Harold Road, Hastings

Home Address: 3 Redvers Villas, Brighton

Other Info: Killed in action. According to CWGC, Edward died aged 22 on 31st August 1916. He is remembered at the Thiepval Memorial on Pier and Face 12D & 13B.

Published: November 1916

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Covell, Alfred J

Alfred J Covell

Alfred J Covell

Rank: Private

Regiment: 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment

Address: 149 Queens Road, Hastings

Other Info: According to CWGC, Alfred died on 9th April 1917. He is remembered at Gourock Trench Cemetery, Tilloy-Les-Mofflaines, grave reference F.7. Additional name information from the Lives of the First World War website.

Published: November 1916