Allen, William

William Allen

William Allen

Rank: Corporal

Regiment: 1st Battalion, Hampshire Regiment

Wife: Annie Allen

Address: 14 Alfred Street, St Leonards

Other Info: William was killed in action on the 22nd May 1918. He is remembered at Le Vertannoy British Cemetery, Hinges, grave reference B.25.

William also served with the 2nd Battalion in the Boar War and in Ireland. He was married out of Ebrington Barracks. The photograph shows William with his wife and daughter Adeline.

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Published: Submitted to the site via the ‘Add a Soldier’ page in August 2019

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Black, Malcolm Neville

Black, Malcolm Neville

Black, Malcolm Neville

Malcolm Neville Black

Rank: Private

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

Father’s Address: 26 Althelstan Road, Clive Vale, Hastings

Other Info: According to CWGC, Malcolm died aged 17 on 20th August 1916. He is remembered at Southwold (St Edmund) Churchyard, in the south west part.

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Deane, Arthur Reginald

Arthur Reginald Deane

Arthur Reginald Deane

Rank: Lieutenant

Regiment: 2/5th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment

Parents: Mr Frederick & Mrs Alice M Deane

Brother: Bernard Frederick Deane

Address: 4 Mornington Mansions, Wellington Square, Hastings

Other Info: Arthur was killed in action on the 14th of November 1917. According to CWGC, Arthur died aged 22 and is remembered at Dozinghem Military Cemetery, grave reference XIII.C.17.

Arthur is not named on Hastings War Memorial.

Arthur’s brother served in the same battalion and survived the war. He was killed during RAF training in 1921.

Thanks to Firmin Lanoix for the information and Bootham School for the photograph.

Published: submitted to the site via the ‘Add a Soldier’ page in January 2019

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Richardson, Leslie Roy

Leslie Roy Richardson




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Rank: Rifleman

Regiment: Rifle Brigade, posted to 2nd/10th Battalion, London Regiment

Parents: Mr John & Mrs Josephine Richardson

Brother: Stanley John Richardson

Address: 54 All Saints Street, Hastings

Other Info: Leslie was a drapers assistant for Pearch & Simmons George Street, Hastings.  He sang in the church choir at All Saints Church.

Leslie signed up in November 1917 and joined the London Rifles.

On 24th August 1918 – aged just 18 – he was killed by a shell landing nearby.

Leslie is buried in CWWG at Bray Hill British Cemetery, Bray-sur-Somme, grave reference 1.A.9.

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Weston, Harry W

Harry Weston




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Rank: Private

Regiment: 4th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force

Mother: Mrs Lucy Weston

Address: 7 Emmanuel Road, Hastings

Other Info: Born and lived in Hastings until emigrating to Canada just before the war. His mother, brother and sister all still lived in Hastings. His mother was Lucy Weston, brother William and sister Lucy.

According to CWGC, Harry died aged 36 on 8th October 1916. He is remembered at Adanac Military Cemetery, Miraumont, grave reference V.D.27

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Hepworth, George Percy

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George Percy Hepworth

Rank: Lieutenant / Captain

Regiment: 5th Sussex Service Battery / No. 4 Training Depot, Royal Field Artillery

Parents: Lt. Col. J. Sheldon Hepworth and Mrs Julia Hepworth

Parent’s Address: ‘St Denys’ Adelaide Road, Surbiton, London

Other Info: According to CWGC, George died aged 28 on 27th October 1918. He is remembered at Kirkee 1914-1918 Memorial, on Face 1.

Published: October 1914

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Robinson, Frank

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Frank Robinson

Rank: Sergeant

Regiment: ‘B’ Company, 5th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment

Parents: Mr James & Mrs Alice Robinson

Address: George Hill, Robertsbridge

Other Info: According to CWGC, Frank died aged 20 on 9th May 1915. He is remembered at Chocques Military Cemetery, grave reference I.A.98.

Published: October 1914

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Carley, Leonard Montague

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Rank: Private

Regiment: ‘B’ Company, 5th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment

Parents: Mr George & Mrs Ruth Carley

Address: Oxley Green, Brightling

Other Info: According to CWGC, Leonard died aged 19 on 9th May 1915. He is remembered at Le Touret Memorial on Panel 20 and 21.

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Published: October 1914

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Loyd, Alfred William Kirkman

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Watford, Woolley, J, Amies, Grantham, A, Loyd, A W, Langham, F G & Hodson, G H

Alfred William Kirkman Loyd

Rank: Captain / Major

Regiment: 5th Battalion / 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment

Parents: Mr Frank Kirkman & Mrs Frances Fetherstonhaugh Loyd

Wife: Ada Maud Keele Loyd

Address: The Barn, Horsell, Woking

Other Info: Served in the South African War. According to CWGC, Alfred died aged 37 on 13th February 1919. He is remembered at Groombridge (St John) Churchyard, in the south east corner of the church.

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Published: October 1914

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Grantham, Edward

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Edward Grantham

Rank: Private

Regiment: 5th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment

Parents: Rev Herbert & Mrs M. L. Grantham

Parent’s Address: Halton Rectory, Tring, Herts.

Other Info: Resident of Bexhill. Orderly room staff. According to CWGC, Edward died aged 26 on 19th July 1916. He is remembered at Warloy-Baillon Communal Cemetery Extension, grave reference V.C.6.

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Published: October 1914

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