Bevis, Edward Alfred Frank

Edward Alfred Frank Bevis

Edward Alfred Frank Bevis

Edward Alfred Frank Bevis

Rank: Boy, 1st Class

Ship: HMS Hawke

Parents: Mr & Mrs Edward Alfred Bevis

Address: 25 Croft Road, Hastings

Other Info: Was one of 524 officers and men that went down with HMS Hawke when it was sunk by German submarine U9 on 15th October 1914. According to CWGC, Edward died aged 17 and is remembered at the Portsmouth Naval Memorial on panel 3.

Published: October 1914

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Kirkby, Bertram James

Bertram James Kirkby

Bertram James KirkbyBertram James Kirkby

Rank: 1st Class Writer

Ship: HMS Hawke

Parents: Mr Charles & Mrs Mary Kirkby

Address: 27 St Georges Road, Hastings

Other Info: Was one of 524 officers and men that went down with HMS Hawke when it was sunk by German submarine U9 on 15th October 1914. He was 27 years old with 12 years service in the Navy. Frederick is remembered at the Chatham Naval Memorial on panel 6.

Bertram appears to be recorded on Hastings War memorial as ‘E T Kirby’ – no one of that name appears on the CWGC website.

Published: October 1914

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Cotton, George Henry

A B Cotton

A B CottonGeorge Henry Cotton

Rank: Able Seaman

Ship: HMS Hawke

Address: 144 Athelstan Road, Clive Vale, Hastings

Other Info: Was one of 70 survivors from a crew of 594 aboard HMS Hawke when it was sunk by German submarine U9 on 15th October 1914. His friends rejoiced at his safe return. He leaves again for the depot at Chatham.

Published: October 1914

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Foster, Frederick

F Foster

Frederick FosterFrederick Foster

Rank: Petty Officer 1st Class

Ship: HMS Hawke

Parents: Mr John Belcher & Ellen Eliza Foster

Address: Hastings

Other Info: Was one of 524 officers and men that went down with HMS Hawke when it was sunk by German submarine U9 on 15th October 1914. He was 32 years old. Employed before the war as second assistant clerk to the Guardians. His father was for many years a tax collector. Frederick is remembered at the Portsmouth Naval Memorial on panel 6.

Published: October 1914

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Crouch, John William

John William Crouch

John William CrouchJohn William Crouch

Rank: Ordinary Seaman

Ship: HMS Hawke

Parents: Mr & Mrs Crouch

Address: 146 Mount Pleasant Road, Hastings

Other Info: Was one of 524 officers and men that went down with HMS Hawke when it was sunk by German submarine U9 on 15th October 1914. He was 19 years old. Before the war he was a butcher at Messrs Hickman’s shop in Robertson Street. His Great Grandfather was Mayor of Hastings 8 times. John is remembered at the Portsmouth Naval Memorial on panel 7.

Published: October 1914

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