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                exploring Hastings Cemetery

exploring Hastings cemetery

The cemetery was opened on 28th November 1856, the Church of England section being consecrated by Bishop Gilbert of Chichester, followed by a service in All Saints Church. The first burial was that of ‘Yorky’ Smith.

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They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

A linked list of the people so far recorded who gave their lives as a result of World War One (the Great War), who are recorded in the common wield, not in the CWG areas, (apart from a few exceptions) can be found:

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Deaths in 1915:

Arbuthnott, Hugh Hamilton -  killed in action, buried in what is now Iraq, WW1- 1915

Balcombe -  Edward John William - KIA, WW1, 1917

Breeds, Edgar  - WW1 naval, lost with ship - 1915, aged 18

Bridgeland Carrots -  killed in WW1- Hubert – 1915

Evans, Kingsley Alan - a private in the 48th Battalion Canadian Infantry; uncle lived locally; died WW1, pneumonia 1915

Farrier, -  killed in WW1, - Thomas – 1915

Felton-Smith, William - Local; Chief Petty Officer, in the Royal Naval Volunteers and died 20 February 1915 of Cerebro Spinal Meningitis at Stockwell Hospital

Galloway, Cecil Hinds Arthur  - Corporal, WW1 wounded, died in Military Hospital, 1915

Garnier, Captain John Warren - lived locally for some years; casualty WW1, 1915

Howell, Herbert Edgar   - local family; died in WW1, 1915

Lake, Frank Gilbert -  died at Ypres, WW1 1915

Ross, Percy T - Sergeant -  author, artist, sportsman.  KIA, WW1, 1915

Stevens, George - KIA WW1, 1915 - local

Stroud, George Edward Bracey - local; serving with the Royal Navy on HMS Albemarle when he was accidentally drowned 1915. WW1

Sutton, John, - local; WW1 KIA, 1915, aged 20 - remembered on his parents' grave - John and Phoebe

Toogood, Charles Frank - lived locally; KIA WW1, 1915

Ventris, Alan Favell - from a Services family -  killed in Action, WW1, 1915, aged 18

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