Jenner, George Reginald

George Reginald Jenner

George Reginald Jenner

Rank: Second Lieutenant

Regiment: 1st/3rd Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment

Parents: Mr G T & Mrs Louise Jenner

Address: Belle Vue, Pett

Other Info: The text reads: “By the death of 2nd Lieutenant G R Jenner, East Yorkshire Regiment, Mrs Jenner of Belle Vue, Pett, has lost her only son, who was only 18 years old. He was educated at Ardingly College where he obtained a certificate of the Royal Humane Life Saving Society, also bronze medal and school silver and bronze medals and cup for swimming.

He became Company Quarter Master Sergeant of the Officer’s Training Corps. He passed the Senior Oxford examination in 1914, and was afterwards promoted to Head Prefect and Captain of the school, leaving in 1915. He received a commission in the East Yorkshire Regiment, going to Bedford to receive his first training, after which he qualified as a Grenadier Instructor, and was so engaged in training troops in this work. He went to France last July. Mrs Jenner received a telegram from the War Office saying he was dangerously ill from wounds of which he died the same night on 2nd August 1916, and is buried in a Cemetery reserved for British soldiers behind the firing line.

According to CWGC, George is remembered at Avesnes-le-Comte Communal Cemetery Extension, grave reference IV.A.23.

Published: August 1916

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Stubberfield, William G

William G StubberfieldWilliam G Stubberfield

Rank: Corporal

Regiment: Mechanical Transport, Army Service Corps

Parents: Mr & Mrs G Stubberfield

Address: Pett

Other Info: Formerly of Hollington. In France. Additional name information from the Lives of the First World War website.

Published: March 1916

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Foster, Raymond

Bailey, Hall, Watson & FosterR FosterRaymond Foster

Rank: Driver

Regiment: Royal Field Artillery

Sister: Miss L Foster

Uncle & Aunt: Mr G Bailey & Mrs Bailey

Cousins: George Edward Bailey, Arthur Frederick BaileyLeonard Watson & Reginald Hector Watson

Address: Pett

Published: March 1916 & August 1916

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Beeching, John

John BeechingJohn Beeching

Rank: Able Seaman

Ship: HMS Aboukir

Father: Mr Will Beeching

Address: Pett

Other Info: Lost his life on HMS Aboukir when it was sunk, along with sister ships HMS Hogue and HMS Cressy, by German submarine U-9 on 22nd September 1914. He was one of 1,459 seamen lost in the incident. He is remembered on the Chatham Naval Memorial, on panel 2.

Published: November 1914

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