Wilkins, Richard William

Snelling & Wilkins

Richard William Wilkins

Rank: Private

Regiment: Artists Rifles / 16th Kensington Battalion, London Regiment

Parents: Mr William & Mrs Millicent Wilkins

Grandmother: Mrs Snelling

Brother: Percy James Wilkins

Uncles: George Snelling, Frederick John Snelling, E Snelling & Frank Walter Snelling

Grandmother’s Address: 5 Cranbrook Road, St Leonards

Other Info: According to CWGC,  Richard died aged 30 on 9th April 1917. He is remembered at London Cemetery, Nueville-Vitasse, grave reference II.B.2.

Published: October 1916

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Boutcher, Emanuel

Emanuel Boutcher

Emanuel Boutcher

Rank: Sergeant

Regiment: Civil Service Rifles, London Regiment

Father: Mr W A Boutcher

Address: 84 Stonefield Road, Hastings

Other Info: At the Front. Additional name information from the Lives of the First World War website.

Published: September 1916

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Bounds, Herbert

Herbert Bounds

Herbert Bounds

Rank: Rifleman

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

Parents: Mr George & Mrs Louisa Bounds

Address: 79 Battle Road, Silverhill

Other Info: Killed in action on 1st July 1916. According to CWGC, Herbert was 28 when he died and is remembered at Gommecourt British Cemetery No2, Hebuterne, grave reference I.D.1.

Published: August 1916

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Rackliff, William Jesse

Rackliff

William Jesse Rackliff

Rank: Rifleman

Regiment: 12th Battalion (The Rangers), London Regiment

Father: Benjamin Rackliff

Mother: Mrs Eleanor Jesse Rackliff

Brothers: B E Rackliff & A F Rackliff

Address: 91a Hughenden Road, Hastings

Other Info: Additional name information from the Lives of the First World War Website.

Published: June 1916

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Taylor, Unknown First Name

Taylor

Mr Taylor

Regiment: London Scottish (London Regiment)

Brother: E M Taylor

Address: 32 Vale Road, St Leonards

Other Info: The text of the article reads: “We received the above portraits on Friday, and with them the following letter:- “Guernsey”, Vale Road, St Leonards. Dear Sir, I enclose two photographs if you care to publish them in this week’s Pictorial, one of myself and one of my brother, who is in a football jersey, is a Private in the 2nd Dorset Regiment, and has been taken prisoner with General Townshend’s Force in Kut-el-Amara. He went through all the campaign, and was wounded at Christmas fighting near Baghdad. No news has been heard from him since December, although we believe he is quite safe. He was in Parr’s Bank, Hastings in 1912, and then left for their Bournemouth Branch, and was in the local YMCA football team. The other photograph is of myself, and tomorrow I am leaving to join my Regiment, the London Scottish, so hope to fill his place now he is handicapped for the duration of the war. I am only 18, am also at Parr’s Bank, Hastings.

Published: October 1914 & May 1916

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