Lancaster, John H

Lancaster

John H Lancaster

Rank: Private

Regiment: 9th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment

Parents: Mr William George & Mrs Lucy Lancaster

Parent’s Address: 19 Falcon Terrace, Battersea, London

Brother: William G Lancaster

Aunt: Mrs Sergeant, 9 South Street, St Leonards

Other Info: Born in Hastings. Killed in Action on 10th May 1916. According to CWGC, John is remembered at Berks Cemetery Extension, grave reference II.C.28. Additional name information from the Lives of the First World War website.

Published: June 1916

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Lancaster, William G

Lancaster

William G Lancaster

Rank: Sergeant Major

Regiment: 2nd Battalion, East Surrey Regiment

Parents: Mr William George & Mrs Lucy Lancaster

Parent’s Address: 19 Falcon Terrace, Battersea, London

Brother: John H Lancaster

Aunt: Mrs Sergeant, 9 South Street, St Leonards

Other Info: Born in Hastings. Badly wounded on 9th May 1915. Additional name information from the Lives of the First World War website.

Published: June 1916

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Crowther, George Nelson

George Nelson CrowtherGeorge Nelson Crowther

George Nelson Crowther

Rank: Private

Regiment: Canadian Expeditionary Force

Parents: Mr T W B & Mrs M M Crowther

Parent’s Address: 22 Earls Court Square, London

Other Info: The text reads: “… who was killed in action in France at Ploeg Steert on 1st February 1916 was the second son of T W B Crowther of Narangala, Ceylon. He was born in Ceylon in 1889 and came home for his education in ? to St Leonards where he was brought up under the shadow of Christ Church being in the church for several years. In 1908 he went out to Canada to farm and there took up a quarter section of Government land, built his own house and hoped to be married in 1914, but when the War broke out he felt it his duty to join the forces and came over with the 3rd Canadian Contingent in September 1915. He was sent to the Front early in 1916 and was killed after only a fortnight in the trenches.

He came from good old fighting stock, being descended on his father’s side from Mrs Matcham, the sister of Lord Horatio Nelson and on his mother’s side from General Lord Harris, the victor of Seringapatham, as well as being the great grandson of the Right Hon. Stephen Rumbold Lushington, M.P., and Governor of Madras and Mr James B. Wildman of Chilham Castle, Kent.

According to CWGC, George is remembered at Berks Cemetery Extension, grave reference II.C.35.

George’s enlistment papers can be viewed for free here.

Published: March 1916

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Willshire, Ernest

Ernest WillshireErnest Willshire

Rank: Private

Regiment: 3rd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers

Parents: Mr Harry & Mrs Ellen Willshire

Wife: Annie Willshire

Address: 55 Myddleton Drive, Hornsey, London

Aunt: Mrs Chatfield

Aunt’s Address: 7 Woods Row, Bourne Walk, Hastings

Other Info: Died of wounds received in action on 30th April 1915. According to CWGC, Ernest is remembered at Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, grave reference VIII.B.15.

Published: October 1915

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Norbury, John S

Norbury

John S Norbury

Rank: Gunner

Regiment: Royal Field Artillery

Parents: Mr Thomas John & Mrs Sarah Jane Norbury

Sister: Mrs Rich

Brothers: Ernest Edward Norbury & T J Norbury

Brother-in-Law: Thomas H Rich

Address: 74, 1st Avenue, Queens Park, Paddington, London

Other Info: For the Front

Published: August 1915

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Norbury, T J

Norbury

T J Norbury

Rank: Private

Regiment: King’s Royal Rifle Corps

Parents: Mr Thomas John & Mrs Sarah Jane Norbury

Sister: Mrs Rich

Brothers: Ernest Edward Norbury & John S Norbury

Brother-in-Law: Thomas H Rich

Address: 74, 1st Avenue, Queens Park, Paddington, London

Other Info: At the Front

Published: August 1915

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Norbury, Ernest Edward

Norbury

Ernest Edward Norbury

Rank: Private

Regiment: 9th Infantry Battalion, Australian Imperial Force

Parents: Mr Thomas John & Mrs Sarah Jane Norbury

Sister: Mrs Rich

Brothers: T J Norbury & John S Norbury

Brother-in-Law: Thomas H Rich

Address: 74 1st Avenue, Queens Park, Paddington, London

Other Info: Killed in the Dardanelles. According to CWGC, Ernest died aged 33 on 2nd May 1915. He is remembered at Beach Cemetery, Anzac, grave reference I.A.4. You can view Ernest’s AIF enlistment papers here.

Published: August 1915

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