Selmes Parks, William James

Rowe, William, Waters, Edmund, Selmes Parks, W J & Griffith,

William James Selmes Parks

Rank: 3rd Writer

Regiment: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserves

Ship: HMS Iron Duke

Address: St Leonards

Other Info: We have been afloat on this ship over 10 weeks. Shall we have Christmas at home? We are having the time of our lives, and are waiting to train our 13.5’s on the German Fleet. Can they face us?

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Published: October 1914

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Griffith, F

Rowe, William, Waters, Edmund, Selmes Parks, W J & Griffith,

F Griffith

Regiment: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserves

Ship: HMS Iron Duke

Address: Eastbourne

Other Info: We have been afloat on this ship over 10 weeks. Shall we have Christmas at home? We are having the time of our lives, and are waiting to train our 13.5’s on the German Fleet. Can they face us?

Published: October 1914

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Rowe, William

Rowe, William, Waters, Edmund, Selmes Parks, W J & Griffith,

William Rowe

Regiment: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserves

Ship: HMS Iron Duke

Address: Brighton

Other Info: We have been afloat on this ship over 10 weeks. Shall we have Christmas at home? We are having the time of our lives, and are waiting to train our 13.5’s on the German Fleet. Can they face us?

Published: October 1914

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Law, Charles Sidney

Law & Shoesmith

Charles Sidney Law

Rank: Able Seaman

Regiment: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserves

Ship: HMS Victory (Royal Naval Depot, Crystal Palace

Parents: Mr Alfred & Mrs Maria Law

Brothers: A Law & J Shoesmith

Address: 447 Old London Road, Ore, Hastings

Other Info: Died suddenly at Crystal Palace. According to CWGC, Charles died aged 22 on 12th January 1917. He is remembered at Hastings Cemetery, grave reference M.B.G25.

Published: February 1917

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Spice, Stephen

Spice, & Morfee

Stephen Spice

Rank: Able Seaman

Regiment: Anson Battalion, Royal Naval Division, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve

Parents: Mr James Henry Spice & Mrs Caroline Spice

Brother: James Spice & Joseph William Spice

Brother-in-Law: Charles Morfee

Address: 22 Old Humphrey Avenue, All Saints Street, Hastings

Other Info: Killed in action on 13th November 1916. According to CWGC, Stephen is remembered at the Thiepval Memorial, Pier and Face 1A.

Published: January 1917

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Wickens, Albert Edward

MacNaughton & Wickens

Albert Edward Wickens

Rank: Private

Regiment: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserves

Aunt: Mrs Piper

Brothers: Alfred G Wickens & Frederick Joseph Charles Wickens

Cousin: F C MacNaughton

Aunt’s Address: 72 St Mary’s Road, Hastings

Other Info: Additional name information from the Lives of the First World War website. Lived in Brighton.

Published: November 1916

Bennett, Lester Stone

Bennett

Lester Stone Bennett

Rank: Able Seaman

Regiment: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserves

Parents: Mr Thomas & Mrs Florence Bennett

Brother: Thomas M Bennett

Address: 5 Hughenden Place, 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. Lester is remembered at Lyness Royal Naval Cemetery, grave reference F.69. He is recorded as ‘Lister’ Stone Bennett.

Published: June 1916

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McCormick, James Rutherford

McCormick

James Rutherford McCormick

Rank: Able Seaman

Regiment: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserves (HMS Pembroke – a shore training establisment)

Parents: Mr George & Mrs Dora McCormick

Brothers: George Rutherford McCormick, Claude Rutherford McCormick, Hugh Rutherford McCormick and Leslie Rutherford McCormick.

Address: Preston Lodge, Quarry Road, Hastings

Other Info: Died in Royal Naval Hospital, Chatham on 8th February 1915. According to CWGC, James died aged 22 and is remembered at Gillingham (Woodlands) Cemetery, grave reference Naval 15.759

Published: June 1916

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