Marsham, Horace William

Horace William Marsham

Horace William Marsham

Rank: Able Seaman

Ship: HMS Queen Mary

Parents: Mr Harry & Mrs France Rowena Marsham

Address: 6 Brodrick Road, Hampden Park, Eastbourne

Sent by: Miss Huggett, Strood Road, Silverhill.

Other Info: Lost his Life in the Battle of Jutland. Horace was aboard HMS Queen Mary when she was sunk in the action off Jutland on 31st May 1915.

According to CWGC, Horace was 19 when he died. He is remembered at the Portsmouth Naval Memorial on panel 13.

Published: September 1916

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Luck, Archibald

Archibald Luck

Archibald Luck

Rank: Able Seaman

Ship: HMS Vanguard

Sister: Mrs Watson

Sister’s Address: 41 Emmanuel Road, Hastings

Other Info: Archibald was one of 843 crew lost when HMS Vanguard exploded whilst in port on 9th July 1917. According to CWGC, Archibald is remembered at the Chatham Naval Memorial, on panel 21.

Published: September 1916

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Cornelius, George

Cornelius

George Cornelius

Regiment: Royal Naval Division

Parents: Mr & Mrs Cornelius

Brothers: Frederick Cornelius, J Cornelius & W Cornelius

Address: 11 Victoria Avenue, Ore

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

Published: September 1916

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Rogers, Wilfred Ellison

Rogers, Wilfred Ellison

Wilfred Ellison Rogers

Rank: Lieutenant

Regiment: Royal Navy Reserves

Wife: Mrs Hilda Maude Rogers

Address: Hampshire

Other Info: Text reads: “The wedding is to take place in the first week of October, at St Nicholas’ Church, Stoneham, Hampshire, of Hilda Maude, second daughter of Mr & Mrs C H Weller, of ‘Beechwood’, Chandlers Ford, Hampshire, late of St Paul’s House, St Leonards to Lieutenant Wilfred Ellison Rogers, son of Mr and Mrs A S Rogers, Royal Naval Reserve, of Nottingham. No invitations are being issued as, owing to the war, the exact day of the wedding cannot be ascertained till a day or two before the actual ceremony, which will be very quiet, takes place.”

Published: September 1916

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Merritt, John Edward Mark

John Edward Mark Merritt

John Edward Mark Merritt

Rank: Able Seaman

Ship: HMS Conquest

Sister-in-Law: Mrs Merritt

Brother: George Merritt

Brother’s Address: 93 High Street, Hastings

Other Info: Killed on 25th April 1916. John was killed when HMS Conquest was engaging the German battlecruisers who had attacked Yarmouth. The ship was hit by a shell that killed 25 and wounded 15.

John is remembered at the Chatham Naval Memorial on panel 16.

Published: August 1916

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