Bevis, Edward Alfred Frank

Edward Alfred Frank Bevis

Edward Alfred Frank Bevis

Edward Alfred Frank Bevis

Rank: Boy, 1st Class

Ship: HMS Hawke

Parents: Mr & Mrs Edward Alfred Bevis

Address: 25 Croft Road, Hastings

Other Info: Was one of 524 officers and men that went down with HMS Hawke when it was sunk by German submarine U9 on 15th October 1914. According to CWGC, Edward died aged 17 and is remembered at the Portsmouth Naval Memorial on panel 3.

Published: October 1914

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Marsham, Horace William

Horace William Marsham

Horace William Marsham

Horace William Marsham

Rank: Able Seaman

Ship: HMS Queen Mary

Parents: Mr Harry & Mrs France Rowena Marsham

Address: 6 Brodrick Road, Hampden Park, Eastbourne

Sent by: Miss Huggett, Strood Road, Silverhill.

Other Info: Lost his Life in the Battle of Jutland. Horace was aboard HMS Queen Mary when she was sunk in the action off Jutland on 31st May 1915.

According to CWGC, Horace was 19 when he died. He is remembered at the Portsmouth Naval Memorial on panel 13.

Published: September 1916

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Wheeler, Charles William

Charles William Wheeler

Charles William WheelerCharles William Wheeler

Rank: First Class Boy

Ship: HMS Hampshire

Parents: Mr Charles William & Mrs Helen Wheeler

Address: 10 Winding Street, Hastings

Other Info: Lost his life on HMS Hampshire which was sunk by a mine on 5th June 1916. Field Marshall Lord Kitchener and his staff on board and among 737 lost. According to CWGC, Charles was 16 when he died and he is remembered at Portsmouth Naval Memorial on Panel 14.

Published: July 1916

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Eldridge, Herbert

Eldridge & Sexton

Eldridge & Sexton

Herbert (Bertie) Eldridge

Rank: Boy, 1st Class

Ship: HMS Queen Mary

parents: Mr Frederick & Mrs Florence V Eldridge

Cousins: Charles F Eldridge, Victor E Eldridge & Thomas Eldridge

Address: 9 Reginald Road, Bexhill

Other Info: Born in Hastings. Went down with the Queen Mary. According to CWGC, Bertie died aged 16 on 31st May 1916 when HMS Queen Mary was sunk during the Battle of Jutland, one of 1,266 men lost with the ship. He is remembered at Portsmouth Naval Memorial on panel 14.

Published: June 1916

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Tree, Herbert James

Tree

Tree

Herbert James Tree

Rank: Leading Seaman

Ship: HMS Tartar

Parents: Mr John W & Mrs Sarah Elizabeth Tree

Brothers: John William Tree & Fred Tree

Address: 46 Sedlescombe Road North, St Leonards

Other Info: Has received the Distinguished Service Medal. According to CWGC Herbert died aged 30 on 17th June 1917 when HMS Tartar struck mine. He was among 43 killed. Herbert is remembered at Portsmouth Naval Memorial on panel 24.

Published: May 1916

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Haste, John Richard

Haste

Haste

John Richard Haste

Rank: Seaman

Ship: HMS Ramsey

Father: Mr John R Haste

Sister: Miss F Haste

Brother: J Haste

Address: Gordon House, Carlisle Villas, Hastings

Other Info: Lost on HMS Ramsey. According to CWGC, John died aged 21 on 8th August 1915 when the ship was sunk with the loss of 55 men by German minesweeper Meteor. He is remembered at Portsmouth Naval Memorial on panel 10.

Published: May 1916

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Hunt, Henry Thomas

Henry Thomas Hunt

Harry Thomas HuntHenry Thomas HuntHenry (Harry) Thomas Hunt

Rank: Plumber’s Mate

Ship: HMS Queen Mary

Parents: Mr Henry Gad & Mrs Mary Jane Hunt

Address: 39 Sedlescombe Road North, St Leonards

Other Info: According to CWGC, Henry died aged 19 during the Battle of Jutland on 31st May 1916. He was among the 1,266 crew lost when HMS Queen Mary was sunk. Henry is remembered at the Portsmouth Naval Memorial on Panel 20.

Published: December 1915 & June 1917

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Todd, Charles Arthur

Charles Arthur Todd

Charles Arthur ToddCharles Arthur Todd

Rank: Able Seaman

Regiment: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserves

Ship: HMS Defence

Parents: Mr & Mrs Todd

Wife: Mary Ann Todd

Brother: John Todd

Address: 38 North Terrace, Halton, Hastings

Other Info: HMS Defence sank during the Battle of Jutland on 31st May 1916 with the loss of 903 lives. Charles was one of those lost. He died aged 33 and is remembered at Portsmouth Naval Memorial on panel 24.

Published: November 1915

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Griffin, George William

Griffin

Griffin

George William Griffin

Rank: Able Seaman

Ship: HMS Lynx

Parents: Mr & Mrs A Griffin

Brother: C F Griffin

Address: 4 Market Passage, St Leonards

Other Info: Lost on HMS Lynx. According to CWGC, George died aged 25 on 9th August 1915 when HMS Lynx struck a mine of the Moray Firth. He was among 70 men lost. George is remembered at Portsmouth Naval Memorial on panel 7.

Published: August 1915

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Griffin, John

John Griffin

John GriffinJohn GriffinJohn Griffin

Rank: Deck Hand

Regiment: Royal Naval Reserves

Ship: HMS Drake

Wife: Mrs Elizabeth Jane Griffin (nee Boxhall Hemmings)

Brother-in-Law: Emmanuel Gasson

Address: 4 York Gardens, Hastings

Other Info: Drowned at sea on 28th January 1917. According to CWGC, John was serving aboard HM Trawler Jacamar when he died. HM Jacamar was sunk in a collision in the English Channel off of Folkestone.

John is remembered at Portsmouth Naval Memorial, on panel 27.

Published: August 1915 & March 1917

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