Thomas, Horace Theodore

H T Thomas

H T ThomasHorace Theodore Thomas

Rank: 1st Class Stoker

Ship: Late of HMS Edgar

Mother: Mrs Abbey Thomas

Wife: Mrs Florence Jane Thomas

Address: 329 Battle Road, Hollington

Other Info: According to CWGC, Horace died aged 36 on 22nd October 1918 whilst at the shore training establishment HMS Victory X. Horace is remembered at Haslar Royal Naval Cemetery, grave reference E.35.5.

Published: February 1915

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Benton, Harry

Benton

BentonBenton

Harry Benton

Rank: Able Seaman

Ship: HMS Edgar

Parents: Mr & Mrs Edward Benton

Brothers: Albert Edward Benton, Edward Dorrington Benton, William D Benton & George T Benton

Uncle: James Benton

Address: 29 Scriven’s Buildings, Crown Lane, Hastings

Other Info: 15 years service in the Royal Navy. Prisoner, not heard of since 29th April 1916.

According to CWGC, Harry died aged 35 on 16th August 1916. He was serving aboard HMS Alert, but I cannot find out what happened to the ship that led to Harry’s capture and death. The ship’s log, which can be viewed by clicking on the link, has had the records for the months of March to May removed. Harry is remembered at Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery, grave reference XXI.B.19.

Published: November 1914 & October 1916

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Martin, E W

E W Martin

E W MartinE W Martin

Rank: Able Seaman

Ship: HMS Edgar

Brother: A T Martin

Address: 151 Railway Cottages, West Marina, St Leonards

Published: November 1914

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Whiteman, James

Whiteman

James WhitemanWhitemanJames Whiteman

Ship: HMS Edgar

Mother: Mrs Whiteman

Wife: Mrs Louise Whiteman (nee Bowden)

Brother-in-Law: James Wilfred Bowden

Mother’s Address: 43 Western Road, St Leonards

Other Info: 15 year’s service. Married at Christ Church, St Leonards

Published: November 1914 & December 1914

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Saxby, William Thomas

W T Saxby

W T SaxbyWilliam Thomas Saxby

Regiment: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve

Ship: HMS Edgar

Address: 46 St Thomas’ Road, Hastings

Other Info: According to the National Archives, William Saxby was born on 1st August 1892 and his service number was 5/199.

Published: September 1914

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