McMillan, T C

T C McMillan

T C McMillan

T C McMillan

Regiment: Royal Flying Corps

Sent by: Mrs McMillan

Address: 52 St Georges Road, Hastings

Other Info: At the Front. Was a grocer at 127 Mount Pleasant Road, Hastings.

Published: March 1918

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Duke, Albert

Albert Duke

Albert Duke

Albert Duke

Service: Royal Flying Corps

Wife: Mrs Burgess

Sent by: A Duke

A Duke’s Address: 26 Nelson Road, Hastings

Other Info: Formerly chief clerk of the Hastings Permanent Building Society. Joined up at the outbreak of the war.

Published:  January 1918

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Bankes, Percy Abbott

Percy Abbott Bankes

Percy Abbott Bankes

Percy Abbott Bankes

Rank: Second Lieutenant

Regiment: Royal West Kent Regiment / Royal Air Force

Fiancee: Miss Cicely B Rathbone

Miss Rathbone’s Address: Staffordshire House, York Buildings, Hastings

Other Info: …Was recently decorated with the Military Cross by His Majesty the King at Buckingham Palace. He won his decoration on 2nd August 1917 while in command of the Royal West Kent Regiment in France. He went out first in July 1916 and came home in December the same year having won his commission. He left again for France on June 16th, and returned to receive his decoration on September 8th. He is now in training as observation officer and gunner in the Royal Flying Corps.

Percy’s medal citation is as follows: “For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during a hostile attack on our trenches. It was his steadiness and coolness during three hours’ bombardment and during the actual attack that encouraged the men to put up such a stout resistance. He was the life and soul of the defence, and wherever the men appeared to waver he was there urging and encouraging them to hold out. When our men were driven out of the saps he at once attacked and recaptured all the saps except one. His quick grasp of the situation proved him to be a most valuable and gallant officer”

According to CWGC, Percy died on 22nd February 1919. He is remembered at Brockley Cemetery, grave reference A.978.

Published: November 1917

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Haste, William

William Haste

William Haste

William Haste

Rank: 2nd Air Mechanic

Regiment: Royal Flying Corps

Father: Mr J Haste

Address: 20 West Street, Hastings

Other Info: According to CWGC, William died on 2nd February 1918. He is remembered at Hastings Cemetery, grave reference L.C.J21. Additional name information from the Lives of the First World War website.

Published: August 1917

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White, James

James White

James White

James White

Regiment: Royal Flying Corps

Mother: Mrs Mitchell

Address: 4 Strongs Passage, All Saint’s Street, Hastings

Other Info: At the Front. Formerly in the Royal Naval Reserves.

Published: August 1917

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Knell, R

Knell

Knell

R Knell

Service: Royal Flying Corps

Mother: Mrs Knell

Father: Ernest W Knell

Brother: Arthur B Knell

Address: 17 Earl Street, Hastings

Other Info: At the front.

Published: July 1917

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Barr, W

W Barr

W Barr

W Barr

Regiment: Royal Flying Corps

Mother: Mrs Barr

Brothers:  Fred Barr & Arthur G Barr

Address: 115 St Georges Road, Hastings

Published: July 1917

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Selden, George W

George W Selden

George W Selden

George W Selden

Rank: Corporal

Regiment: Royal Flying Corps

Sent by: A friend and well wisher.

Address: Hastings

Other Info: At the Front since April 1915. Is a Hastings Grammar School Old Boy.

Published: July 1917

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Rich, Herbert Boswell

Herbert Boswell Rich

Herbert Boswell Rich

Herbert Boswell Rich

Rank: Corporal

Regiment: Royal Flying Corps

Wife: Mrs Rich

Address: 166 Old London Road, Hastings

Other Info: At the Front. Additional name information from the Lives of the First World War website.

Published: June 1917

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