Vesian Pic, George

George Vesian Pic

George Vesian Pic

George Vesian Pic

Rank: Captain

Regiment: North Staffordshire Regiment

Other Info: A note appeared in the Hastings and St Leonards Observer last Saturday; “Few people in Hastings realised, and perhaps not his brother officers in the North Staffords, that an officer that has just left the regiment for another post was the chief representative if the illustrious and sovereign house of Pic de la Mirandole, Princes of Mirandole, and seigneuers of Blaye. Captain Vesian Pic, of the 89th Regiment, an Indian Officer, is of Huguenot descent, and in him it may be said that Great Britain and France are truly allied. His great grandfather waas the Rev John Pic M. A., vicar of Johnstown, who himself was a brother of Sir Vesian Pic C.B., who so ably controlled the fortifications of the south-west of Ireland when threatened with invasion in 1797/98. The two sons of Sir Vesian were both killed on active service, one in Alexandria in 1801 and the other in the West Indies. The present representative served in the successful war in Ashanti in 1900 and was invalided home at the close of hostilities.

In his spare time he has taken a keen interest in literary work, and has published several books, including a fine historical drama, which was produced in Manchester and other towns. It is scarcely necessary to add that it was this family that produced the great scholar of the middle ages, namely Jean Pic who was named by the great Politian as “Phoenix de Genie”.

Published: January 1915

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Pearce, J H

Pearce

Pearce

J H Pearce

Rank: Private

Regiment: North Staffordshire Regiment

Mother: Mrs J Pearce

Brother: A J Pearce

Sister: Bessie Pearce

Address: 255 Mount Pleasant Road, Hastings

Other Info: Invalided home with trench fever.

Published: March 1917

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Buxton, G

G Buxton

G Buxton

G Buxton

Rank: Private

Regiment: North Staffordshire Regiment

Sent by: Miss Grensted

Miss Grensted’s Address: 70 Manor Road, Hastings

Other Info: At the Front

Published: September 1916

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Pepper, G

G Pepper

G Pepper

G Pepper

Rank: Private

Regiment: 9th Battalion, North Staffordshire Regiment

Parents-in-Law: John Thomas Matthew Farrier and Sarah Ann Farrier (nee Ramkin)

Brothers-in-Law: Walter James Farrier, Thomas Frederic FarrierAlbert Edward Farrier

Parent’s-in-Law’s Address: 21 St Georges Road, Hastings

Other Info: At the Front

Published: August 1916

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Eden, Henry Leslie

Henry L Eden

Henry L EdenHenry Leslie Eden

Rank: Private

Regiment: 9th Battalion, North Staffordshire Regiment

Sent by: Mr & Mrs F Barnden

Mr & Mrs Barnden’s Address: 46 Vicarage Road, Hastings

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

Henry was born in Wheelock in 1894 the son of Barthomley School’s Infants Teacher Mrs Sarah Eden and according to his memorial cross in St Bertoline’s graveyard “he was the gifted Organist of this Church and of All Saints, Balterley”.

The 1911 Census shows the 16-year old Henry, a coal miner hooker-on, living with his parents in Englesea Brook. Henry married Winnie Maydew at St Bertoline’s Church, Barthomley in 1917 and on Boxing Day that year their daughter Joyce was born. Just three weeks later Henry was killed in the Minnie Pit disaster. By the end of January 1918 it had been declared that there were no more survivors and the district was temporarily sealed.

Henry’s body was eventually recovered sixteen months later in July 1919 and he was buried at St Bertoline’s on July 26th 1919. At the time of his death they were living at Mellard Street Audley and his wife Winnie returned to her parents at Cherry Tree Cottage Balterley with her young baby. Thanks to Dennis Thorley for this information.

Published: April 1916

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Haydock, George L

George L Haydock

George L HaydockGeorge L Haydock

Rank: Driver

Regiment: 9th Battalion, North Staffordshire Regiment

Sent by: Miss E B Morris

Miss Morris’ Address: 21 Church Road, St Leonards

Other Info: Once wounded, now returned to active service. Additional name information from the Lives of the First World War website.

Published: March 1916

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Whalley, J

Sant, A, Gateley, M, Williams, J & Whalley, J

Sant, A, Gateley, M, Williams, J & Whalley, J

J Whalley

Rank: Private

Regiment: North Staffordshire Regiment

Sent by: Mrs Iggulden

Mrs Iggulden’s Address: 1 Wellington Road, Hastings

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

Published: January 1916

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Williams, J

Sant, A, Gateley, M, Williams, J & Whalley, J

Sant, A, Gateley, M, Williams, J & Whalley, J

J Williams

Rank: Private

Regiment: North Staffordshire Regiment

Sent by: Mrs Iggulden

Mrs Iggulden’s Address: 1 Wellington Road, Hastings

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

Published: January 1916

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Gateley, Martin

Sant, A, Gateley, M, Williams, J & Whalley, J

Sant, A, Gateley, M, Williams, J & Whalley, J

Martin Gateley

Rank: Private

Regiment: North Staffordshire Regiment

Sent by: Mrs Iggulden

Mrs Iggulden’s Address: 1 Wellington Road, Hastings

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

Published: January 1916

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Sant, Alfred

Sant, A, Gateley, M, Williams, J & Whalley, J

Sant, A, Gateley, M, Williams, J & Whalley, J

Alfred Sant

Rank: Private

Regiment: North Staffordshire Regiment

Sent by: Mrs Iggulden

Mrs Iggulden’s Address: 1 Wellington Road, Hastings

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

Published: January 1916

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