Seymour, Herbert Victor

Herbert Victor Seymour

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Ship: HMS Greyhound

Mother: Mrs A Seymour

Address: 15 Pelham Street, Hastings

Other Info: One of the Hastings Gas Company Staff

Published: December 1914

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Miller, W

W Miller

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Rank: Bugler

Regiment: 5th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment

Mother: Mrs L  Miller / Akehurst

Address: 3 Western Road, St Leonards

Published: November 1914, December 1914 & May 1916

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Reeves, Henry John

Reeves

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Henry John Reeves

Rank: Able Seaman

Regiment: Royal Naval Division

Ship: HMS Laurentic

Mother: Mrs Reeves

Brother: Robert Reeves

Address: 57 Plynlimmon Road, Hastings

Other Info: Henry was aboard HMS Laurentic, an armed merchant cruiser, when she struck two mines on 25th January 1917. Aged 27, he was among 354 passengers and crew that went down with the ship. 121 people were saved. Henry is remembered at Portsmouth Naval Memorial, panel 27.

Henry is not named on Hastings War Memorial.

Published: December 1914 & March 1917

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Crewdson, Roger

Crewdson

Crewdson

Roger Crewdson

Rank: Second-Lieutenant

Regiment: 5th Sussex Battery, Home Counties Brigade, Royal Field Artillery

Father: Mr Wilson Crewdson

Brother: Wilson Theodore Oliver Crewdson

Address: South Side, St Leonards

Published: November 1914

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Crewdson, Wilson Theodore Oliver

Crewdson

Crewdson

Wilson Theodore Oliver Crewdson

Rank: Lieutenant

Regiment: 89th Battery, Royal Field Artillery

Father: Mr Wilson Crewdson

Brother: Roger Crewdson

Address: South Side, St Leonards

Other Info: Now stationed in Nowshera, North West Frontier Province, India

Published: November 1914

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Benton, Edward Dorrington

Edward Dorrington Benton

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Edward Dorrington Benton

Rank: Corporal

Regiment: 2nd Company, 6th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers

Parents: Mr & Mrs Edward Benton

Brothers: Albert Edward BentonHarry Benton, William D Benton & George T Benton

Uncle: James Benton

Address: 29 Scriven’s Buildings, Crown Lane, Hastings

Other Info: According to CWGC Edward died aged 20 on 29th September 1915. He is remembered a Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, on panel 6 & 8

Published: November 1914, December 1915 & October 1916.

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Benton, Harry

Benton

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Harry Benton

Rank: Able Seaman

Ship: HMS Edgar

Parents: Mr & Mrs Edward Benton

Brothers: Albert Edward Benton, Edward Dorrington Benton, William D Benton & George T Benton

Uncle: James Benton

Address: 29 Scriven’s Buildings, Crown Lane, Hastings

Other Info: 15 years service in the Royal Navy. Prisoner, not heard of since 29th April 1916.

According to CWGC, Harry died aged 35 on 16th August 1916. He was serving aboard HMS Alert, but I cannot find out what happened to the ship that led to Harry’s capture and death. The ship’s log, which can be viewed by clicking on the link, has had the records for the months of March to May removed. Harry is remembered at Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery, grave reference XXI.B.19.

Published: November 1914 & October 1916

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Benton, Albert Edward

Benton

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Albert Edward Benton

Regiment: Royal Navy Reserve

Parents: Mr & Mrs Edward Benton

Brothers: Harry Benton, Edward Dorrington Benton, William D Benton & George T Benton

Uncle: James Benton

Address: 29 Scriven’s Buildings, Crown Lane, Hastings

Other Info: 5 years service, now in the special reserves. On a Mine Sweeper (Oct 1916).

Published: November 1914 & October 1916

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Constance, H T

Turk & Constance

Turk & Constance

H T Constance

Rank: Private

Regiment: 10th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment

Father in Law: Mr R G Turk

Brother in Law: F S Turk

Address: 56a George Street, Hastings

Other Info: Late Hon. Instructor, Rye Athletic Club

Published: November 1914

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