Parks, William James Selmes

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William James Selmes Parks

Rank: 3rd Writer

Regiment: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserves

Ship: HMS Iron Duke

Brothers: T E Parks & Frederick J Parks

Cousins: William J Grindrod & H R Parks

Uncles: A Brooks & C Brooks

Address: St Leonards

Other Info: “We have been afloat on this ship over 10 weeks. Shall we have Christmas at home? We are having the time of our lives, and are waiting to train our 13.5’s on the German Fleet. Can they face us?”

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Published: October 1914 & November 1917

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Griffith, F

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F Griffith

Regiment: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserves

Ship: HMS Iron Duke

Address: Eastbourne

Other Info: We have been afloat on this ship over 10 weeks. Shall we have Christmas at home? We are having the time of our lives, and are waiting to train our 13.5’s on the German Fleet. Can they face us?

Published: October 1914

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Rowe, William

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William Rowe

Regiment: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserves

Ship: HMS Iron Duke

Address: Brighton

Other Info: We have been afloat on this ship over 10 weeks. Shall we have Christmas at home? We are having the time of our lives, and are waiting to train our 13.5’s on the German Fleet. Can they face us?

Published: October 1914

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Mepham, Thomas

Thomas Mepham

Thomas Mepham

Rank: Private

Regiment: 2nd Battalion, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment

Address: 3 Mann Street, Hastings

Other Info: Wounded at the Aisne on 14th September 1914. The first wounded soldier received at East Sussex Hospital. Additional name information from the Lives of the First World War website.

Published: October 1914

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Mays, Cecil Clarence

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Cecil Clarence Mays

Rank: Private / Second Lieutenant

Regiment: Duke of Cambridge Hussars, 1st County of London Yeomanry / 1st Battalion, Grenadier Guards

Parents: Mr George & Mrs Clara Julia Marriott Mays

Brothers: Wilfred Mays, Sidney Mays, Stanley G Mays & George Mays

Address: Beaulieu, St Helen’s Road, Hastings

Other Info: Old Hastings Grammar School boys. According to CWGC, Cecil died aged 23 on 30th March 1918. He is remembered at Boisleux-au-Mont Communal Cemetery, grave reference 4.

Published: October 1914

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Mays, Stanley G

Mays

Stanley G Mays

Rank: Lance Corporal

Regiment: Duke of Cambridge Hussars, 1st County of London Yeomanry

Parents: Mr George & Mrs Clara Julia Marriott Mays

Brothers: Wilfred Mays, Sidney Mays, Cecil Mays & George Mays

Address: Beaulieu, St Helen’s Road, Hastings

Other Info: Old Hastings Grammar School boys. Additional name and rank information from the Lives of the First World War website.

Published: October 1914

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Mays, Sidney Gordon

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Sidney Gordon Mays

Rank: Corporal

Regiment: Duke of Cambridge Hussars, 1st County of London Yeomanry

Parents: Mr George & Mrs Clara Julia Marriott Mays

Brothers: Wilfred Mays, Stanley Mays, Cecil Mays & George Mays

Address: Beaulieu, St Helen’s Road, Hastings

Other Info: Old Hastings Grammar School boys. Additional name and rank information from the Lives of the First World War website.

Published: October 1914

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Mays, Wilfred Lanham

Mays

Wilfred Mays

Rank: Private

Regiment: Duke of Cambridge Hussars, 1st County of London Yeomanry

Parents: Mr George & Mrs Clara Julia Marriott Mays

Brothers: Sidney Mays, Stanley Mays, Cecil Mays & George Mays

Address: Beaulieu, St Helen’s Road, Hastings

Other Info: Old Hastings Grammar School boys. Additional name and rank information from the Lives of the First World War website.

Published: October 1914

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