Waters, Benjamin H

Waters & Standen

Benjamin H Waters

Rank: Private

Regiment: Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry

Sister: Mrs F T Standen

Brother: A J Waters

Brother-in-Law: F T Standen

Sister’s Address: 16 Cranbrook Road, St Leonards

Other Info: Wounded. Formerly a St Leonards Postman. Additional name information from the Lives of the First World War website.

Published: November 1917

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Carey, Noneus

Carey, Cruttenden & Stunt

Noneus Carey

Rank: Private

Regiment: Oxford & Bucks Light Infantry

Parents: Mr & Mrs H Carey

Brothers: R Carey, H Carey & Percy Carey

Uncle: William Stunt

Brother-in-Law:  Frederick Cruttenden

Address: 5 Burry Terrace, Silverhill

Other Info: In Salonika.

Published: August 1917

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Carey, Percy

Carey, Cruttenden & Stunt

Percy Carey

Rank: Private

Regiment: Oxford & Bucks Light Infantry

Parents: Mr & Mrs H Carey

Brothers: R Carey, H Carey & Noneus Carey

Uncle:  William Stunt

Brother-in-Law:  Frederick Cruttenden

Address: 5 Burry Terrace, Silverhill

Other Info: In Salonika.

Published: August 1917

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Puttick, George Arthur

George Arthur Puttick

George Arthur Puttick

Rank: Private

Regiment: 7th Battalion, Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry

Wife: Mrs Annie M Puttick

Address: 106 Manor Road, Hastings

Other Info: Reported missing on 9th May 1917 at Salonika. According to CWGC, George died aged 34 on 9th May 1917. He is remembered at the Doiran Memorial.

Published: June 1917

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Gower, Charles Frederick

Gower, Griffiths, White, Kent Tucker, Ashton, Hills

Charles Frederick Gower

Rank: Private

Regiment: 7th Battalion, Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry

Wife: Mrs Alice Emily Gower

Brothers-in-Law: John William Griffiths, Henry White, T Kent Tucker & W Ashton

Nephews: Harry William White & William Walter Gower

Address: 96 Athlelstan Road, Clive Vale, Hastings

Other Info: At Salonika. According to CWGC, Charles died aged 35 on 9th May 1917. He is remembered at the Doiran Memorial, Greece.

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

Published: May 1917

Lindridge, Ernest Leonard

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Ernest Leonard Lindridge

Rank: Private

Regiment: 7th Battalion, Oxford and Buck Light Infantry

Parents: Mr Charles M & Mrs Mary Jane Lindridge

Address: 32 High Bank, Ore

Other Info: Killed in action on 26th March 1917. According to CWGC, Ernest died aged 24 and is remembered at Doiran Military Cemetery, grave reference VI.E.26.

Published: April 1917 & May 1917

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Gray, George Godfrey

George Godfrey Gray

George Godfrey Gray

Rank: Second Lieutenant

Regiment: 5th Battalion, Oxford and Buck Light Infantry

Parents: Councillor Dr George C & Mrs Gray

Brothers: Gerald Montague Gray & J R Gray

Address: 33 Wellington Square, Hastings

Other Info: Second Lieutenant George G Grey, 5th Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry, recently killed in action in France was the eldest son of Councillor Dr George C Gray and Mrs Gray. He was born 25th February 1895, and was educated at Hurst Court College and Tonbridge School, where he was Lance Corporal in the O.T.C. He joined the University and Public School Corps at the commencement of the War and was given a commission 22nd December 1914. He went to France 2nd October 1915 and was seriously wounded near Ypres 22nd November 1915, being shot through the left hand and thigh.

Though still slightly lame and crippled in his hand, he returned to France 9th February 1917 and was killed in the advance near Arras on 9th April 1917. On 11th instant, about 6:30pm, Dr Gray received a telegram from the War Office – “Deeply regret to inform you 2nd Lieutenant G G Gray, Oxford  and Bucks Light Infantry, died of gunshot wounds, abdomen, April 11th at 43 Casuaty Clearing Station, France. The Army Council express their sympathy.”

On the 11th instant, the officer in command wrote “It is my sad duty to inform you your son was killed in action on the 9th, gallantly leading his platoon in the attack on German trenches. It may be comfort to you to know he was killed instantaneously and did not suffer at all. Although I had only taken over command of the battalion a week before it was easy to see he was much liked by his brother officers, and his loss will be much felt by all who knew him. All the officers and men join with me in offering our sincere condolences on your great loss”.

A portrait and notice of the death in action of Dr Gray’s second son, 2nd Lieutenant G M Gray, Royal West Kents, “whilst leading his men in a gallant attempt to capture a German position” on 7th October 1916 appeared in our issue of 9th November 1916. Dr Gray’s youngest and only surviving son, 2nd Lieutenant J R Gray, The Rifle Brigade, left for France on the morning following the receipt of the sad news of his brother’s death.

According to CWGC, George is remembered at Warlincourt Halte British Cemetery, Saulty, grave reference VIII.B.4.

Published: April 1917

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Faulks, Walter James

Faulks, Desmond & Bossey

Walter James Faulks

Rank: Private

Regiment: 7th Battalion, Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry

Parents: Mr W W & Mrs A Faulks

Uncle & Aunt: Councillor & Mrs Tildesley

Cousins: A G Desmond & A C Bossey

Parents’ Address: Acacia, Islip, Oxford

Uncle & Aunt’s Address: 31 Clive Avenue, Hastings

Other Info: Killed in action at Salonika. According to CWGC, Walter died aged 21 on 18th August 1916. He is remembered at Karasouli Military Cemetery, grave reference F.1367.

Published: April 1917

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