Belsey, Alfred William

Belsey

Belsey

Alfred William Belsey

Rank: Corporal

Regiment: 1st Battalion, Royal Munster Fusiliers

Parents: Mr Edward & Mrs Edith Belsey, late of All Saints Street, Hastings

Sent by: Mr C Merryweather, late master of the Hastings Workhouse

Brothers Edward J Belsey, John (Jack) Robert Belsey & Robert Harry Belsey

Other Info: Wounded at the Dardanelles on 1st May 1915 in seven places whilst attending a wounded comrade and Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal for conspicuous gallantry on several occasions and bringing in a large number of wounded under fire. He died of wounds in France on 8th August 1916 aged 30 years.

According to CWGC, Alfred is remembered at Corbie Communal Cemetery Extension, grave reference Plot 5, Row C, Grave 5.

Born Hastings
1889, Death of mother
1899, Death of father in Union Workhouse, Ore
1901, No census record for this or 1911
1914, Enrolled in 1st Battalion, Royal Munster Fusiliers, Dover
1915, Apr 28 Landed in Gallipoli
1915, May 01 During the battle for Krithia, wounded in seven places whilst attending a wounded comrade
1916, Jan Evacuated with his Battalion to Egypt
1916, Mar 22 1st Battalion Royal Munster Fusiliers land at Marseilles, France
1916, May 16 Now a Corporal (unsure of date of promotion) awarded Distinguished Conduct Medal for continuing to recover wounded comrades from the front despite being wounded himself.
1916, Sep 5 Killed in action, The Somme, France

Additional information with thanks to Ian Mantel

Published: October 1916

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Fuller, Philip

Gibbs & Fuller

Gibbs & Fuller

Philip Fuller

Rank: Private

Regiment: ‘B’ Company, 1st Battalion, Royal Munster Fusiliers

Sister & Brother in Law: Mr & Mrs Gibbs

Brothers: Peter Fuller, Gilbert Fuller & J Fuller

Nephew: William Gibbs

Address: 42 St Mary’s Terrace, Hastings

Other Info: According to CWCG, Philip died on 7th May 1915 and is remembered at the Helles Memorial on panel 185 to 190.

Published: March 1915

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Fuller, Peter

Gibbs & Fuller

Gibbs & Fuller

Peter Fuller

Rank: Private

Regiment: ‘B’ Company, 1st Battalion, Royal Munster Fusiliers

Sister & Brother in Law: Mr & Mrs Gibbs

Brothers: Philip Fuller, Gilbert Fuller & J Fuller

Nephew: William Gibbs

Address: 42 St Mary’s Terrace, Hastings

Published: March 1915

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Nihill, J H B

J H B Nihill

J H B NihillJ H B Nihill

Rank: Lieutenant

Regiment: 8th Battalion, Royal Munster Fusiliers

Parents: Rev Henry Barclay & Mrs Nihill

Address: St Leonards

Published: March 1915

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Young, Roger Assheton

R A Young

R A YoungRoger Assheton Young

Rank: 2nd Lieutenant

Regiment: 2nd / 3rd Battalion, Royal Munster Fusiliers

Parents: Mr Archibald Edward & Mrs Cicely Young

Address: 3 The Green, St Leonards

Other Info: At the Front. According to CWGC, Roger died aged 20 on 22nd December 1914. He is remembered at Le Touret Memorial on panel 43 and 44.

Published: November 1914

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Cramp, Albert

A Cramp

A CrampAlbert Cramp

Rank: Sergeant

Regiment: 2nd Royal Muster Fusiliers, 1st Guards Brigade

Address: 377 Priory Road, Hastings

Brother: Mr A Cramp

Other Info: Missing since 26th August. Additional name information from the Lives of the First World war website.

Published: October 1914

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