Scotcher, Thomas Ernest

Thomas Ernest ScotcherThomas Ernest Scotcher

Rank: Driver

Regiment: 211th Field Company, Royal Engineers

Parents: Mr & Mrs T Scotcher

Brother: George Scotcher

Wife: L E T Baker

Address: 2 Beaufort Buildings, Hollington

Parent’s Address: 1 Mill Cottage, Baldslow, Hastings

Other Info: According to CWGC, Thomas died aged 22 on 3rd November 1918. He is remembered at Les Baraques Military Cemetery, Sangatte, grave reference VI.C.2

Published: October 1914

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Selmes, J

J Selmes

J Selmes

Rank: Sapper

Regiment: Royal Engineers

Wife: Mrs Selmes

Brother-in-Law: Charles Lewis Goodsell

Address: River Hall, Mountfield, Robertsbridge

Other Info: ‘A Narrow Escape’ reads: “… had a very narrow escape while on his way to Gallipoli. He was on HMS Hythe, which was in collision with another ship in the Aegean Sea on 28th October 1915. He was in the water some time (his brother-in-law C Goodsell lost his life), but was rescued. After a rest he resumed his journey, and he stayed in Gallipoli until the evacuation of the Dardanelles. From there he went to Egypt, and now lies in hospital suffering with fever. He has 14 nephews serving his country (one having been killed and two wounded), one brother–in-law drowned, one brother and a brother-in-law with one of the Derby groups.

Published: March 1916

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