Till, Thomas Archibald

Thomas Archibald Till

Thomas A Till

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Thomas Archibald Till

Rank: Private

Regiment: Royal Sussex Regiment / 7th Battalion, Royal West Surrey Regiment

Parents: Mr Thomas & Mrs Alice Till

Brothers: William H Till & Frederick G Till

Cousins: Archibald J MurdochC A Murdoch, William Henry Murdoch, J MurdochFrank Murdoch & Frederick Murdoch

Address: 7 Paynton Road, Silverhill

Other Info: According to CWGC, Thomas died aged 30 on 18th November 1916. He is remembered at Stump Road Cemetery, Grandcourt, grave reference A.83. He was educated at Tower Road Schools under Mr W Ray. He was a member of the Silverhill section of the Hastings Fire Brigade, and left the Brigade to join the Colours on March 2nd 1916. He leaves one sister and two brothers.

Published: May 1916, January 1917 & April 1917

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Martin, Luther

Luther Martin

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Rank: Sergeant

Regiment: 8th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment

Parents: Mr William & Eliza Martin

Address: Ewhurst

Sister’s Address: Cleveland House, Dane Road, St Leonards

Other Info: According to CWGC, Luther died aged 30 on 20th November 1916. He is remembered at Stump Road Cemetery, Grandcourt, grave reference A24. This webpage provides the following further info: Born and bred in Ewhurst Luther was another pioneer killed in no-mans-land on the Somme battlefield. His company was tasked with digging a communications trench between Regina Trench and Desire Trench both of which were former German trenches. Killed along with 4 others by shellfire just as winter forced a halt to operations on the Somme Luther’s body lay out in no-mans-land for a number of months. He was finally recovered in the spring of 1917 and buried in Stump Road Cemetery within 100 yards of where he was found. At the time the burials were made in a former German trench and Luther shares a headstone with another fallen comrade.

Published: August 1915

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Arscott, William Charles

William Charles Arscott

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Rank: Private

Regiment: Royal East Kent Regiment (The Buffs)

Parents: Mr George & Charlotte Arscott

Brother: Victor Charles Arscott

Address: Castle Shades, Hastings / The Mitre, High Street, Hastings

Other Info: Reported missing, but now reported killed. According to CWGC, William died aged 28 on 18th November 1916. He is remembered at Stump Road Cemetery, Grandcourt, grave reference A.52.

Published: March 1915, January 1917 & September 1917

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