Faulkner, Albert John

Albert Faulkner

Albert John Faulkner

Rank: Private

Regiment: 1st Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment

Parents: Mr Charles & Mrs Edda May Faulkner

Aunt: Mrs Warner

Address: Albert Cottage, Pootings, Edenbridge

Aunt’s Address: 10 Paynton Road, Silverhill

Other Info: Missing since 21st July 1916. According to CWGC, Albert died on 22nd July 1916 aged 20. He is remembered at the Thiepval Memorial, Pier and Face 11C.

Published: May 1917

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Grover, Charles

Charles Grover

Charles Grover

Rank: Sergeant

Regiment: Royal West Kent Regiment

Other Info: Now in hospital in Glasgow after serving at the Front, where he fell in a shell hole and sustained injuries. The Sergeant will be remembered as Committee Clerk to the Hastings Corporation.

Published: April 1917

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Batstone, Frederick

Frederick Batstone

Frederick Batstone

Rank: Private

Service: Royal West Kent Regiment

Parents: Mr & Mrs Batstone

Address: Church House, Hughenden Road, Hastings

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

Published: February 1917

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Rye, Reginald T

Baker & Rye

Reginald T Rye

Rank: Lance Corporal

Regiment: Royal West Kent Regiment

Sent by: Miss R Baker

Miss Baker’s Address: 3 Aldborough Road, St Leonards

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

Published: December 1916

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Gray, Gerald Montague

Gerald Montague Gray

Gerald Montague Gray

Rank: Second Lieutenant

Regiment: 3rd, attd 6th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment

Parents: Councillor Dr George C & Mrs Gray

Brothers: George Godfrey Gray & J R Gray

Address: 33 Wellington Square, Hastings

Other Info: …killed in action on 7th October 1916. He was the son of Councillor Dr Gray, J.P. and educated at Hurst Court College and ??borough College, where he played football for the college and was a corporal in the O.T.C. He left on his 19th year to take up his commission. On August 19th he was wounded and as bombing officer had several miraculous escapes. His ?? announcing his death, writes “It is with deepest regret that I have to inform you of your sons death in action on 7th this inst. He fell whilst leading his men in a gallant attempt to capture a German position. Since first joining the battalion he has always displayed the most ?? qualities and his loss is deeply ?? in all ranks. All ranks in the battalion are with me in offering you and yours our heartfelt sympathy in your irreparable loss”. Mr G M Gray had been destined for the Bar, for which he had shown a special predilection. Last November, Dr Gray’s eldest son was seriously wounded. The young man was six feet two inches in height which was rather against him as a junior officer.

According to CWGC, Gerald died aged 20 is remembered at the Thiepval Memorial, Pier and Face 11c.

Published: November 1916

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