Harding, Eric John

Eric John Harding

Eric John Harding

Rank: Company Sergeant Major

Regiment: 26th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers

Parents: Mr & Mrs N A Harding

Address: 21 Linton Road, Hastings

Other Info: …He was killed on 19th July 1916 aged 22 years. He joined the staff of the (Westminster) Bank at St Leonards in 1911 and was held in high esteem by his colleagues. He will also be remembered as a member of the Hastings and St Leonards Amateur Football Club and the Hastings and St Leonards Tennis Club. He enlisted in August 1915, as a Private in the 26th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (Bankers) and obtained rapid promotion.

According to CWGC, Eric is remembered at Berks Cemetery Extension, grave reference I.F.6.

Published: August 1916

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Allen, Henry John

Henry John Allen

Henry John Allen

Rank: Sergeant

Regiment: ‘A’ Company, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment

Wife: Mrs G Allen

Address: Hastings

Other Info: The text reads:

“Particular pathos is attached to the death from wounds received in action of Sergeant J. H. Allen, of Fairwarp.

He had been at the front almost from the commencement of the war, and about a month ago wrote to his wife telling her to cheer up, as he was one of four Sergeants chosen to come home as instructors. Three days after receiving this welcome letter Mrs Allen had a wire from the War Office saying that her husband had been dangerously wounded. He was brought to England, and placed in a hospital at Epsom, where, however, owing to the exceptionally severe nature of his wounds, which were caused by shrapnel, he passed away on Saturday. The injuries, which were in various parts of the body, were sustained on June 24th. During the last week of the soldier’s life his wife was able to be with and nurse him, a privilege which gave them both much happiness, and lessened the blow to the young widow, who is left with a child less than two years old, and which Sergeant Allen has only seen on one or two occasions, it having been born after he went to the front.

According to CWGC, Henry is remembered at Hastings Cemetery, grave reference L.D. N19.

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Published: August 1916

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Powell, Frederick Henry

Frederick Henry Powell

Frederick Henry Powell

Rank: Private

Regiment: 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment

Parents: Mr William & Mrs Emily Mary Powell

Sister: Miss D Powell

Home Address: The Miner’s Arms, Wadhurst

Other Info: Killed in action on 14th September 1914. According to CWGC, Frederick is remembered at La Ferte-Sous-Jouarre Memorial.

Published: July 1916

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Glazier, Robert

Robert Glazier

Robert Glazier

Rank: Private

Regiment: 15th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers

Parents: Mr & Mrs E Glazier

Address: 6 Hurrell Road, Hastings

Other Info: According to CWGC, Robert died aged 19 whilst in the 9th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. He is remembered at the Thiepval Memorial, panel reference Pier and Face 8C 9A and 16A.

Published: July 1916

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Adams, Charles Richard

Adams & Stevenson

Charles Richard Adams

Rank: Deck Hand

Service: Trawler Section, Royal Navy

Ship: HMT Island Prince

Parents: Mr Robert & Mrs Mary Adams

Wife: Rose Rebecca Adams

Sister: Mrs Adams

Nephew: Teddy Adams

Brother-in-Law: Sidney G Stevenson

Address: 6 Woods Passage, All Saints Street, Hastings

Other Info: According to CWGC, Charles died aged 42 on 10th February 1919. He is remembered at Hastings Cemetery, grave reference L.D.J16.

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Published: July 1916

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Huggett, James

James Huggett

James Huggett

Rank: Private

Regiment: 11th Battalion (Southdowns), Royal Sussex Regiment

Parents: Mr N& Mrs Huggett

Address: Fairfield Court, Brookland, Romney Marsh

Other Info: Fell nobly in action on 11th May 1916. According to CWGC, James is remembered at Le Touret Military Cemetery, Richebourg-L’Avoue, grave reference III.F.6.

The text with the photograph reads: “… Three other sons (of Mr & Mrs Huggett) are serving their King & Country – T W Huggett, in the Royal Horse Artillery, Jesse Huggett in the Army Service Corps; and George S Huggett in the heroic Royal West Kent Regiment. Mrs Huggett also has six brothers in the Army.

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For him no words – the best were only weak; could not express what love desires to speak.
For him no praise, no guerdon did he ask; To serve his king the all sufficient task

For him no tears – no idle tears be shed. No fading laurels on that lowly head.
He fought for England, and for her he fell. He did his duty then – and all is well.

He deemed it but a humble act to give his life and all, if Freedom thus might live.
And though he found the shock of battle rough, he would not shrink – the glory was enough.

For him the tomb within a nation’s heart, that will endure when crumbled stones depart.
For him the honour with the brave to stand, with those who were in danger, our right hand.

For him no empty epitaph of dust, but that  he kept for England safe her trust.
No, he’s not dead! but over a war’s loud swell, heard be his Captain’s call – and all is well.

Published: July 1916

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Allen, James Morgan

James Morgan Allen

James Morgan Allen

Rank: Private

Regiment: 2nd Battalion, The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment)

Aunt & Uncle: Mr & Mrs Allen

Address: 62a Mount Pleasant Road, Hastings

Other Info: Killed in Action. According to CWGC, James died on 1st July 1916. He is remembered at Thiepval Memorial on panel and face 5d and 6d.

Published: July 1916

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Wheeler, Charles William

Charles William WheelerCharles William Wheeler

Rank: First Class Boy

Ship: HMS Hampshire

Parents: Mr Charles William & Mrs Helen Wheeler

Address: 10 Winding Street, Hastings

Other Info: Lost his life on HMS Hampshire which was sunk by a mine on 5th June 1916. Field Marshall Lord Kitchener and his staff on board and among 737 lost. According to CWGC, Charles was 16 when he died and he is remembered at Portsmouth Naval Memorial on Panel 14.

Published: July 1916

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Fisher, Percy Harold

Percy Harold Fisher

Percy Harold Fisher

Rank: Second Lieutenant

Regiment: Royal Sussex Regiment, attached Machine Gun Corps

Parents: Mr Tom P & Mrs Mary Kate Fisher

Address: 1 Clyde Road, St Leonards

Other Info: Died of wounds which he received on 3rd July 1916. Mr Fisher … was educated at the Merchant Tailors’ School, London. He enlisted as a Private with the 5th Royal Sussex Regiment in November 1914, tranferred to the Inns of Court O.T.C., and obtained a commission in the Royal Sussex Regiment then transferred to the Machine Gun Corps. Second Lieutenant Fisher went to the Front in May 1916.

According to CWGC, Percy died aged 23 on 4th July 1916. He is remembered at Couin British Cemetery, grave reference I.D.5.

Published: July 1916

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Dive, Stephen Edward

Stephen Edward DiveStephen Edward Dive

Rank: Trooper / Lance Corporal

Regiment: 16th Battalion (Sussex Yeomanry), Royal Sussex Regiment

Parents: Mr & Mrs Stephen Dive

Address: The Firs, Chitcombe, Brede

Other Info: On Active Service. According to CWGC, Stephen died on 16th September 1918. He is remembered at Peronne Communal Cemetery Extension, grave reference IV.D.20.

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Published: July 1916

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