Geary, Frank

Frank Geary

Frank GearyFrank Geary

Frank Geary

Rank: Lieutenant

Regiment: 3/2nd, Home Counties Brigade, Royal Field Artillery

Wife: Mrs Catherine Annie Geary (nee Thorpe)

Address: 189 London Road, St Leonards

Other Info: (January 1916) – Educated at Hastings Grammar School and St Mark’s College, Chelsea. Undergraduate of London University, assistant master at Silverhill Boy’s School. Gazetted on November 13th 1915.

(August 1916) – A pretty khaki wedding was celebrated at St John’s, Upper St Leonards on Wednesday last week. Lieutenant F Geary, Home Counties Brigade, Royal Field Artillery was married to Catherine Annie Thorpe of 23 St Peter’s Road, St Leonards. The ceremony was performed by the Rector, the Rev G Eden King. Among those present besides the relatives of the bride and bridegroom were Lieutenant Hocking also of the Home Counties Brigade, RFA and the staff of the Silverhill Council School, where Lieutenant Geary was assistant master before receiving his commission last November. Lieutenants Geary and Hocking are both under orders for India.

Published: January 1916 & August 1916

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Towner, C

Adams & Towner

Adams & TownerC Towner

Regiment: 5th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment

Mother-in-Law: Mrs Adams

Brothers-in-Law: J W Adams & F Adams

Mother-in-Law’s Address: 53 Manor Road, West Hill, Hastings

Published: January 1916

Swaine, J

Swain

SwaineSwainJ Swaine

Rank: Private

Regiment: Medical Unit, Royal Naval Division

Mother: Mrs Swain

Brother: George W Swaine

Sisters: Mrs B Martin & Mrs J Winchester

Mother & Sister’s Address: 9 East Street, Hastings

Published: January 1916 & April 1916

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Shaw, J W

Shaw

Shaw

J W Shaw

Rank: Private

Regiment: 3rd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment

Mother: Mrs Shaw

Brother: H Shaw

Address: 233 Priory Road, West Hill, Hastings

Other Info: For Foreign Service

Published: January 1916

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Shaw, H

Shaw

Shaw

H Shaw

Rank: Sapper

Regiment: 3/2nd Home Counties Brigade, Royal Engineers

Mother: Mrs Shaw

Brother: J W Shaw

Address: 233 Priory Road, West Hill, Hastings

Other Info: For Foreign Service

Published: January 1916

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Collins, Stanley Thomas

Stanley Thomas Collins

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Stanley Thomas Collins

Rank: Second Lieutenant

Regiment: 2/8th Battalion, Manchester Regiment

Parents: Mr & Mrs T Collins

Address: 142 Emmanuel Road, Hastings

Other Info: He enlisted in the Artists Rifles in January 1915 and was gazetted in December. He was wounded whilst on patrol on 26th / 27th April. Beloved by officers and men, he died doing his duty as an Englishman. Locally he was highly esteemed. He wrote several small plays and poems. At St Clements Church two of the former were performed and much appreciated.  He was 27 years of age.

According to CWGC, Stanley died on 29th April 1917. He was serving in the 5th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers at the time. Stanley is remembered at Bethune Town Cemetery, grave reference III.J.6.

Published: January 1916 & May 1917

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Whalley, J

Sant, A, Gateley, M, Williams, J & Whalley, J

Sant, A, Gateley, M, Williams, J & Whalley, J

J Whalley

Rank: Private

Regiment: North Staffordshire Regiment

Sent by: Mrs Iggulden

Mrs Iggulden’s Address: 1 Wellington Road, Hastings

Other Info: Billeted at Hastings. Additional name information from the Lives of the First World War website.

Published: January 1916

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