Belsey, Robert Harry

Belsey

Belsey

Robert (Bob) Harry Belsey

Ship: HMS Britannia

Parents: Mr Edward & Mrs Edith Belsey, late of All Saints Street, Hastings

Sent by: Mr C Merryweather, late master of the Hastings Workhouse

Brothers Edward J Belsey, Alfred William Belsey & John Robert Belsey

Born 12 Sandown Cottages, Hastings
1896, Death of mother
1899, Death of father in Union Workhouse, Ore
1911, Dr Barnardo’s Home, Stepney Causeway, Tower Hamlets, London
1914, Jul 31 Joined Royal Portsmouth, Stoker 2nd Class HMS Victory II
1915, Aug 5 Stoker 1st Class, HMS Britannia
1921, Jun Married Ethel May Hubbard of Camberwell in Hastings
1925, Mar 5 Acting Leading Stoker, HMS Argus
1926, Mar 5 Leading Stoker, HMS Vernon
1928, Mar 5 Left Navy
1939, Sep 29 Does not appear on the War Census, had he joined up again, no record
1967, Mar 25 Died Catford, London

Additional information with thanks to Ian Mantel

Published: October 1916

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Stace, Charles Stephen

Stace & Collins

Charles Stephen StaceStace & Collins

Charles Stephen Stace

Rank: Able Seaman

Ship: HMS Britannia

Mother: Mrs Stace

Brothers: H J Stace & William Alfred Stace

Brother-in-Law: A G Collins, John Willis & Mr Buttenshaw

Address: Brewery Cottage, High Street, Hastings

Other Info: HMS Britannia was torpedoed and sank on 9th November 1918. Fortunately Charles wasn’t among the 50 men that died during the incident.

Published: December 1914

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Coussens, G

G Coussens

G CoussensCoussensG Coussens

Rank: Able Seaman

Ship: HMS Britannia

Mother: Mrs Coussens

Brother: W Coussens

Address: 10 Gladstone Terrace, West Hill, Hastings

Other Info: HMS Britannia was torpedoed and sank on 9th November 1918. Fortunately Able Seaman Coussens wasn’t among the 50 men that died during the incident.

Published: December 1914 & March 1915

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Miller, George

George Miller

George MillerGeorge Miller

Rank: Chief Petty Officer

Ship: HMS Britannia

Sister: Mrs Gillis

Address: 41 Vicarage Road, Hastings

Other Info: HMS Britannia was torpedoed and sank with the loss of 50 men on 9th November 1918. Fortunately George either survived the incident or was not on board at the time.

Published: December 1914

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Lamb, William

Lamb

LambWilliam Lamb

Ship: HMS Britannia

Sister: Mrs Cray

Brother: Edgar Lamb

Address: 102 Manor Road, Hastings

Published: November 1914

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