Maynard, Alfred

Maynard

Alfred Maynard

Rank: Private

Regiment: 1st Battalion, The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment)

Sent by: His Sister

Brother: E Maynard

Sister’s Address: 286 Priory Road, Hastings

Other Info: Killed in action on 3rd November 1916. According to CWGC, Alfred is remembered at the Thiepval Memorial, Pier and Face 5d & 6D.

Published: December 1916

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Webster-Jones, Alfred Owen

Alfred Owen Webster-Jones

Alfred Owen Webster-Jones

Rank: Lieutenant

Regiment: 3rd Battalion, attached to 2nd, Oxford & Bucks Light Infantry

Father: Councillor A W Webster-Jones

Father’s Address: 53 Rushholme Road, Putney, London

Uncle: Mr E G Fitch-Jones

Uncle’s Address: Madingley, De La Warr Road, Bexhill

Other Info: Killed in action on 13th November 1916. According to CWGC, Alfred is remembered at the Thiepval Memorial, Pier and Face 10a and 10d.

A well known member of the Legal Profession, Lieutenant Webster-Jones was educated at Holmwood School and afterwards at St Paul’s and University College, London. He lived for about 10 years at Madingley and had a flourishing practice as solicitor in Hastings. He joined the University Public School Corps soon after the war broke out, as a Private. Eventually he received a commission in the Oxford and Buck Light Infantry. He was training officers until 3rd October (?) when he went to France. His younger brother is also serving.

Published: November 1916

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Eldridge, Samuel Footland

Samuel Footland Eldridge

Samuel Footland Eldridge

Rank: Private

Regiment: 11th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers

Parents: Mr William & Mrs Harriett Eldridge

Wife: Alice Ann Eldridge

Address: 8 Hughenden Road, Hastings

Other Info: Killed in action. According to CWGC, Samuel died aged 36 and is remembered at the Thiepval Memorial, Pier and Face 8C, 9A and 16A.

Published: November 1916

Browning, George

George Browning

George Browning

Rank: Rifleman

Regiment: Queen Victoria’s Rifles, London Regiment

Aunts: Mrs Vine & Mrs F Britt

Aunt’s Address: Battle Road, Hollington

Other Info: Killed in action on 29th September. According to CWGC, George died on 9th September and is remembered at the Thiepval Memorial, Pier and Face 9C.

Published: November 1916

Swain, Ernest G

E G Swain

Ernest G Swain

Rank: Private

Regiment: 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment

Sent by: His mother

Address: 39 St George’s Road, Hastings

Other Info: Missing. News wanted.

According to CWGC, Ernest died on 17th August 1916. He is remembered at the Thiepval Memorial, Pier and Face 7C.

Additional confirmation info from here. Ernest is not listed on Hastings War Memorial.

Published: November 1916

Crampton, Percy

Percy Crampton

Percy Crampton

Rank: Private

Regiment: 8th Battalion, Royal East Kent Regiment (The Buffs)

Parents: Mr G & Mrs R Crampton

Sent by: Mrs Jarvis

Mrs Jarvis’ Address: 57 Croft Road, Hastings

Other Info: Killed in action on 3rd September 1916. According to CWGC, Percy died aged 24 and is remembered at the Thiepval Memorial, Pier and Face 5D.

The ‘V’ appears to be either a typo or Percy used his second name regularly.

Published: November 1916

Padgham, Alfred

Alfred Padgham

Alfred Padgham

Rank: Private

Regiment: 8th Battalion, Royal East Kent Regiment (The Buffs)

Parents: Mr & Mrs Walter Padgham

Address: Raition Farm, Playden, Rye

Other Info: Killed in action on 3rd September 1916. According to CWGC, Alfred is remembered at the Thiepval Memorial, Pier and Face 5D.

Published: November 1916

Gurr, Albert

Gurr & Morris

Albert Gurr

Rank: Private

Regiment: 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment

Parents: Mr David & Mrs Emma Gurr

Brothers: David Gurr & William Gurr

Brother-in-Law: S Morris

Address: Skinner’s Lane, Catsfield

Other Info: Missing. According to CWGC, Albert died aged 19 on 9th September 1916. He is remembered at the Thiepval Memorial, Pier and Face 7c.

Published: November 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 & Mrs 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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Evans, Edward G

Evans

Edward G Evans

Rank: Private

Regiment: 13th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment

Parents: Mr & Mrs James Evans

Wife: Ethel C Evans

Brothers: J R EvansHerbert Evans & Harry Evans

Parent’s Address: 285 Harold Road, Hastings

Home Address: 3 Redvers Villas, Brighton

Other Info: Killed in action. According to CWGC, Edward died aged 22 on 31st August 1916. He is remembered at the Thiepval Memorial on Pier and Face 12D & 13B.

Published: November 1916

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