Osborne, John

John Osborne

John Osborne

Rank: Private

Regiment: 8th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment

Parents: Mr Albert & Mrs Kate Osborne

Brother: Albert Vincent Osborne

Address: Water Mill, Guestling / Pickham, Guestling

Other Info: Killed in action on 15th November 1916. Aged 21 years. Only remaining son. According to CWGC, John is remembered at Serre Road Cemetery No 2, grave reference XXIII.E.6.

Published: January 1917

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Lee, George

George Lee

George Lee

Rank: Private

Regiment: 7th Battalion, South Wales Borderers

Other Info: It was announced in the Hastings & St Leonards Observer on the 16th inst. that Private Geo Lee of the South Wales Borderers, billeted last year at Eversfield House, St Leonards, as been killed by a fall of earth at the Front. He was a very clever young fellow, and was known as “Dan Leno” amongst his friends. He was a good boxer, and took part in a competition whilst at Hastings. He is shown in the picture standing behind two comrades.

According to CWGC, George died on 19th November 1916 is remembered at Karasouli Military Cemetery, grave reference D.884.

Published: January 1917

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Foord, William John

William John Foord

William John Ford

Rank: Captain

Ship: Steam Trawler Margaret Colebrooke

Wife: Mrs Elizabeth S Foord (nee Berry)

Address: 25 Mann Street, Hastings

Other Info: Mr Foord was the skipper of the steam trawler ‘Margaret’ which foundered (she struck a mine) in the Channel on 18th December 1916. and he and five of the hands on board went down with the ship. He left a wife and six children, all shown in the group. Mrs Foord is the daughter of Mr Berry, a well-known fisherman of 38 All Saints Street, Hastings.

The full story of the sinking of the Margaret can be read here.

According to CWGC, William died aged 40 on 17th December 1916. He is remembered at Tower Hill Memorial.

Published: January 1917

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Algeo, Luther

Luther Algeo

Luther Algeo

Rank: Acting Corporal

Regiment: 11th Battalion, Canadian Infantry, Canadian Expeditionary Force

Address: Winnepeg, Canada

Other Info: Was killed in the street tragedy at St Leonards at the 28th December 1916, in regard to which another soldier, Private Edward Ripley, is under arrest on a charge of murder.

According to CWGC, Luther is remembered at Hastings Cemetery, grave reference L.D.P23.

The full report of this incident can be read here. Luther’s CEF enlistment papers can be viewed here.

Published: January 1917

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Weeks, Percy

Weeks

Percy Weeks

Rank: Private

Regiment: 1st Battalion, Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry

Parents: Mr Thomas & Mrs Esther Weeks

Wife: Mrs Maud Weeks

Brothers: F Weeks, A WeeksH Weeks

Brother-in-Law: Henry Wise

Address: 1 Wilmington Road, St Helen’s Down, Hastings

Other Info: At the Front. According to CWGC, Percy died aged 31 on 23rd August 1918. He is remembered at Adanac Military Cemetery, Miraumont, grave reference III.F.4.

Published: December 1916

Perigoe, Herbert

Harold S PerigoeHerbert Perigoe

Herbert Perigoe

Rank: Private

Regiment: 12th Battalion (Southdowns) Royal Sussex Regiment

Parents: Mr & Mrs H Perigoe

Wife: Florence Rose Perigoe

Cousins: Herbert Perigoe & Harold S Perigoe

Address: Portsmouth

Parent’s Address: Brassey Institute, Claremont, Hastings

Other Info: Died in Germany on September 30th or since.

According to CWGC, Herbert died on 30th September 1916. He is remembered at Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez, grave reference XV.O.41.

Published: December 1916

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Sinclair, Arthur Sewell

Taylor, Waller & Sinclair

Arthur Sewell Sinclair

Rank: Private

Regiment: 14th Battalion, London Scottish (London Regiment)

Wife: Mrs Freda J B Sinclair

Address: 42 Conway Road, Southgate, London

Other Info: In Death they were not Divided reads: “…Three comrades in the London Scottish. Private Taylor was the son of Mr & Mrs Taylor of ‘Guernsey’, 32 Vale Road, St Leonards, and Private Sinclair was former manager of the Palace Hotel, Hastings. The three were firm friends, and when they left for the Front they were ‘seen off’ by Private Taylor’s father. On 28th October 1916 an unlucky rifle grenade or bomb fell amongst a sentry post of six men, and the three friends were killed together by the same explosive.”

According to CWGC, Arthur is remembered at Laventie Military Cemetery, La Gorgue, grave reference III.B.4.

Published: December 1916

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Waller, William Pettigrew

Taylor, Waller & Sinclair

William Pettigrew Waller

Rank: Private

Regiment: 14th Battalion, London Scottish (London Regiment)

Parents: Mr Walter C & Mrs Mary W Waller

Address: 139 Cambridge Road, Seven Kings, Ilford, Essex

Other Info: In Death they were not Divided reads: “…Three comrades in the London Scottish. Private Taylor was the son of Mr & Mrs Taylor of ‘Guernsey’, 32 Vale Road, St Leonards, and Private Sinclair was former manager of the Palace Hotel, Hastings. The three were firm friends, and when they left for the Front they were ‘seen off’ by Private Taylor’s father. On 28th October 1916 an unlucky rifle grenade or bomb fell amongst a sentry post of six men, and the three friends were killed together by the same explosive.”

According to CWGC, William is remembered at Laventie Military Cemetery, La Gorgue, grave reference III.B.11.

Additional name information from the Lives of the First World War website.

Published: December 1916

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Stace, Amos

Amos Stace

Amos Stace

Rank: Lance Corporal

Regiment: 16th Battalion, London Regiment (Queen’s Westminster Rifles)

Wife: Alice Jesse Stace

Father: Mr Amos Stace

Address: 7 Palace Road, New Southgate, London

Other Info: The image text reads “This group shows on the right, seated, Mr Amos Stace who was buried last week and was a broad minded and happy Christian worker at Old Wesley Church, Bourne Street, Hastings and greatly respected in the Old Town. Seated on the left is his father, who was once employed by the Hastings Corporation, and who predeceased his son by some years. The young man in the centre is Mr Amos Stace, who was killed at the Front a short time ago, a great blow to his parents. He is holding his eldest child in his arms, the only survivor of the representatives of four generations. Born in Hastings.

According to CWGC, Amos died aged 38 on 18th January 1916. He is remembered at Vlamertinghe Military Cemetery, grave reference I.C.4.

Published: December 1916

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Maynard, Alfred

Maynard

Alfred Maynard

Rank: Private

Regiment: 1st Battalion, The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment)

Sent by: His Sister

Brother: E Maynard

Sister’s Address: 286 Priory Road, Hastings

Other Info: Killed in action on 3rd November 1916. According to CWGC, Alfred is remembered at the Thiepval Memorial, Pier and Face 5d & 6D.

Published: December 1916

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