Friends of Hastings Cemetery


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Abraham, Robert, local stonemason, Abraham, William, son, remembered

                  Annie, and son Robert  WW1

Adams, Charles - local fisherman who died of pneumonia while on leave from H.M.S."Island Prince" WW1

Adams, Henry - Drowned March 3 1891 on the breakup of the Henrietta

Adams, James & parents Edward & Alice - fishing family; James served in the RAF, WW1

Alderton, Charles J.P.  Hastings ironmonger  (c1813-1885)

Allfrey, Charles Henry & Emily Malden - doctor, lived locally; while practising in Kent signed Charles Darwin's death certificate.

Anson, Sir Archibald Edward Harbord & Isabelle Jane - last Lieutenant Governor of Penang, author (autobiography) resident and officer holder in Hastings for many years.

Arbuthnott, John Campbell, Jeannie and Hugh Hamilton - Hugh killed in action, buried in what is now Iraq, WW1- 1915

The Austin Brothers, Eric Mannington and Frank Ernest - one serving in UK forces, one in New Zealand forces. Killed in WW1 within a year of each other

Baker, General William Adolphus - served in India, died St. Leonards.

Balcombe - local family;  Elizabeth Esther - lady's maid,  huaband, Edward John -  ; son, Edward John William - KIA, WW1

Ball, Richard & Family - Captain of the New Albertine pleasure yacht for many years

Banks, John - a schoolmaster and so much more, author of a book on smuggling, son of a receiver, interests in astronomy, physics, chemistry, maths, meterology.  A local benefactor

Bannister, Sodi, Maud & Fred - local family; Frederick killed in action, WW1 - 1917

Barker, Rev. William & Eleanor, his wife - Pastor of Wellington Square Baptist Church for many years.

Barthram, Edward, Ivy & Florence - Hastings born, served in Navy during WW1 and later with the Coastguard

Batley, Rev. William & Catherine, - established almshouses in Fairlight

Beagley, Richard & Mary - lived locally, members of the temperance movement.

Beaney, W. F & Family - wife Lucy and sons Charles Arthur and Albert Edward, both in the Navy, lost within six weeks of each other.  Local Family; WW1

Beck, Elizabeth, Moses & Family - lived locally

Beck, William Coker and Jane

William Crabbe (Grandson) Major, died WW1

Bennett , Hugh Chaffey - moved to Hastings and lived here for 11 years with wife and daughter , also remembered son Hugh Chaffey, Late Captain S. S. "Oratova" [wherein lies a mystery]

Bennett, Samuel James - well known in local Nonconformist circles

Berridge, Alice Georgina  - lived in St Kitts, West Indies

Betts Family, William, Elizabeth & Henry Thomas - local fisherman, drowned

Blomfield, Barbara & Elizabeth (Lizzie) - daughters of Henry & Elizabeth, below; long time residents in Hastings

Blomfield, Henry & Elizabeth - Jamaican missionaries, later ran a school in Hastings,  parents of the Blomfield photograpers

Blomfield, john Henry & Elizabeth (and 2 children) -

Blomfield, William Knibb - Hastings photographer

Boase, Frederic - lawyer and biographer, (Modern English Biography, in 6 volumes) died in St Leonards.  Writer

Bonar, Mary J -  ran an old flks’ home in St Leonards. - Reinterred in buried with her murdered sister-in-law and neice.

Booth, Edward Thomas - Lived for some time, and married locally.  Founder of Booth Museum of Natural History. Buried with his parents, Edward and Marianne. No memorial remains.

Boreham, Harry Pendry - acting second lieutenant, died WW1 (Family grave, Harry White Boreham and his wife Emma)

Borrow Family Local school teachers, artist
Boulnois, Charles & Family - legal, India, explorers, Sudan, authors, artists……..

The Bowerman Family, William, Edith (later Chibnall) & Elsie - Edith and Elsie, who survived the Titanic disaster, were strong in the suffragette movement.

Bowser, Ida Thekla - WW1; journalist, author, VAD nurse

Bradnam, Edwin, Eliza Rosina and Gertrude - lived in Hastings from 1868; Mayor, Captain, Voluntary Fire Brigade, many other civic activities.  Accidental death.

Brasier, Charles  - Crew, James and Elizabeth, local fisherman, drowned

Brasier, William - James and Elizabeth, local fisherman, drowned

Brazier,Henry - drowned - Henrietta

Breeds, Edgar, son of Edward (below) - WW1 naval, lost with ship.

Breeds, Edward James (Tiny), Landlord, The London Trader, Councillor, Owner of Edward & Mary

Brett, Rowland Brandon - son of Thomas; lovely angel monument

Brett, Thomas Brandon - local  journalist and veteran local historian, amongst much else

Bridgeland Carrots - Hastings family,  three sons and a son-in-law killed in WW1

Briggs Family -  William James, (WW1 casualty) Eliza and Thomas Charles - family lived locally for many years

Brind, Frederick William & family - wine merchant & businessman, lived in St Leonards for a number of years.  

Brind, General Sir James G.C.B, R.A. - A much respected soldier in India, uncle of the above, lived in Upper Maze Hill for some years

The Blomfield Family - missionaries in Jamaica, the sons were famous Hastings Photographers; buried in three separate plots (one lost to grass).

Brown, Darell, Louisa & Henry - served in Honourable East India Company, Bombay; lived locally and were charitable.

Browne, Clara, George, Georgina & Thomas - George was Assistant Accountant in the India Office.

Jane Bulkeley Johnson (nee Head) and various members of the family, involved in government, the military and trade.

Bumstead, Stephen J - local, serving with the 5th Royal Sussex, died aged 16. WW1- 1914

Bumstead, William Captain of the James and Elizabeth, local fisherman, drowned

Burgess, Albert & Ellen

Burgess, Philip John - local; died WW1

Burgess, Reginald T - local; died WW1 1918

Burguieres, Philippe Julien  - French language & literature professor, inhabitant of Hastings for many years, remembered on two gravestones, one in Kent.

Butler John James & Family - owner of Butler’s Emporium.

Wallace Butler, Sergeant - DCM  died in France, WW1. Son of John Butler, the owner of the famous Emporium in George St.  Remembered on family gravestone - John and Mary



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Caine, William Hull & Agnes Shakespear - a Lieutenant General Royal [late Madras] Artillery. He was the son of Col. W Caine Lt. Governor of Hong Kong. Agnes was his ‘devoted wife’ eldest daughter of General Sir Richard Meade.  Retired to St Leonards.  [India, Mutiny]

Campbell, William, Mary Ann & family: William was a surgeon, of Wellington Square

Carpenter Family - Henry laid out the Borough Cemetery and was the architect of the Silver Hill Chapel in 1857, later St Luke’s Church, to which he contributed the sum of £5 towards the building costs.  

Jack (Joseph) Bertram Catt   Hastings born, died in WW1

Joseph and Harriett Catt   Local Builder

Cayley Family - Charles Bagot Cayley was a leading figure in the London Philological Society, a very able linguist and a friend of the Rosettis.  He and Christina fell in love but didn’t marry because of religious differences.

Chambers: Frederick, Sophie & Edith -

Frederick Chamier (1796–1870)  Novelist, Naval Captain

Chesney, Isabel - murdered by her husband, buried with her aunt and Mother

Childers, Katherine Ann AW G30

Clarke, E. E., Annie & son Hubert - local draper, office holder, literary & artistic member of many societies, a noted supporter of the Entente Cordiale

Clowes , Sir William Laird - a British journalist, author and historian, whose principal work was "The Royal Navy, A History from the Earliest Times to 1900" [still in print] Buried with his wife, Ethel Mary Louisa

Considine, Jane - died in Hastings

Cooper, Helen Johnston - relict of a superintendent of P & O, Bombay (India)

Cooper, Captain John Robert Deanes R. N. & Wife, Beatrice Susan (later Davies?) Distinguished naval service

Cope, Charles Elvey - a writer, poet, composer, organ builder, organist and choirmaster was born in 1870 in St Leonards

Corry Family - The youngest daughter, Mayflower, to whom most of the memorial is dedicated, diesd at the Convent in Old London Road, Hastings, in 1863

Cousins, Henry -  historian of Hastings, and for many years one of its most prominent townsmen, author of “Hastings of bygone days - and the present

Cowie, Edward - Solicitor of Calcutta who died at Hastings, aged 35.  [India]

Cox, Charles William George - died of tuberculosis on 11th May 1919.  WW1

Creed, Henry - died WW1 - family grave, Richard and Harriet Creed

Dalrymple, George Augustus Elphinstone  Scottish, Explorer Australia

Daumas /Hope family - unusual wheel memorial, Children of French missionaries in Orange Free State, South Africa.

Dawes Family Royal Navy, Coastguard,  Canada

de Falbe, Charles Vigant Monterossi   Captain, Royal Danish Navy

De Selvier Family  Composers [?] Worked for J. B. Cramer & Co.,a musical instrument manufacturing, music-publishing and music-selling business in London & Dublin

de Wesselow, Francis Guillemard Simpkinson - naval officer, served  under Joseph Kay's nephew;  renowned 'Tasmanian' artist; nephew of Sir John Franklin's wife, Jane. Married locally.  Friend of Samuel Prout's nephew, and of JMW Turner
Dennett Family - see below
Dennet, Thomas Frank Preston Thwaites - killed in action in WW1 - remembered on a family tomb with his parents, brother-in-law and nephew
Dernbach Family - see Dunbar, J
Devey, George - Architect & unacknowledged Father of the Arts & Crafts Movement
Dibley, Johnathon & Emma & William Dengate - local contractor, his daughter and son-in-law
Diplock, William - Father (buried in All Saints) & son - local librarians, and lots more besides
Disraeli, Isabella Anne - wife of James, Benjamin Disraeli's brother.
duke, William
Dixon, James W  Navy
Duke, William & Sarah - Doctor; lived in St Leonards
Dunbar, John Thomas - local; died from illness contracted while serving; WW1
Dunk, Henry George  Murder Victim
Dunster, George  - James and Elizabeth, local fisherman, drowned


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E - G

Eastwood, Rev. Johnathan - author; curate at St Leonards for a very short time
Elliot, Lieut.Col the Hon Gilbert   Rifle Brigade
Ernsting, Frederick Augustus, Mary Anne, and son Charles - local trader, tailor etc.

Eshelby,Edwin  Manager of the London House of Steinway and Sons

Eshelby, Eva Emma - daughter of above

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

Ewbank, Emma Jane & memorial to one of her sons, Rev. Charles - Widow of English born South Australian churchman

Farrier Family - three sons killed in WW1, seven family members in forces.  Thomas Matthew Farrier - Unmarked grave.

William Felton-Smith - lived locally; Chief Petty Officer, in the Royal Naval Volunteers.  Died WW1

Field, Fanny & Walter  Cemetery Superintendent

Finny, Thomas George Roecastle  Gentleman, Commander Royal Indian Marine Service, youngest child born locally

Foster, Rev. Charles, Edith Susan & Herbert Knollys - local connections, Herbert was KIA, WW1 1914, just a month before his 20th birthday.

Foster Cyril Lambert (served as Lambert) died from sickness relating to WW1 service.

Foster, Percy George  WW1

Freeman, William and Caroline & daughter Elizabeth - local family

Fuller, Henry Arthur, local; Fuller & Swatland (Provisioners) & Fuller, Henry Arthur, son of above; WW1 casualty

Furley, William Deey - very little known

Furniss, Harry - cartoonist, illustrator, traveller, writer, lecturer and pioneer animator. Active locally

Gallop, William Arch. & Harriet - local fisherman and mariner

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

Gambier, Dr. Thomas Founder and Medical Superintendent of the Eversfield Hospital

Gant, Major John Castle - Solicitor, lived locally, died Chiddingly, buried with his aunt in Hastings Cemetery; lived to 100.

Gant, William John & Family - Architect & Surveyor; appointed by the Town Council to make a survey of the built up areas of the town. Appointed Borough Surveyor.

Gardiner Family - Rev. George Gregory

Gardiner, George Edward (Reverend)

Gardiner, Selina Harriet  - local Sunday School teacher

Gardiner, Charles Gregory -  Commander, RN

Gardiner, Robert Septimus -  Businessman and interested in the arts

Gardiner, Gerald Austin - Lord Chancellor

Gardner, William  - American, inventor of the Gardner Gun

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

Gibbons, Sir Sills John 1809-1876 - Lord Mayor of London

Gibson, Thomas Barton - local, teacher, died of wounds received in action, WW1 1917

Ginner, Will & Anne - coal merchant, owner of the Pelican, probably the most famous collier on Hastings Beach.  He was a JP and Mayor in 1854, 1858 and 1862

Glenister, William Montagu - “Father of the Hastings Police Force”; Founder of the Volunteer Fire Brigade, Inventor - Glenister-Merryweather Fire-fighting Tricycle
Goodsell, Rowland & William  -
local, both drowned, 12 years apart
Goss-Custard, Sarah & Walter - organist and choir master of Christchurch St Leonards for 43 years
Gouffe, Alphonse  Chef, French
Grant, Robert George Hunter  - Major General in the Royal (Madras) Horse Artillery.  Resident in St Leonards for some years prior to his death. [India]
Green, Horace Salkeld - born locally; Major (acting Lieutenant Colonel) KIA WW1
Greenhill, Alexander & Laura - doctor; writer; founder of Hastings Cottage Improvement Society

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H - L

Hall, Samuel (Knight) & Family - family lived locally; left money to fund scholarships still in existence

Hanby, Edward Wrey - born in India, WW1 related death from tuberculosis

Harkness, Major-General John Granville , J.P. - officer in the 55th Foot throughout the Crimean War; retired with the rank of Major-General

Harris, Henry William and Adelaide Emma - local family

Alfred Hassam - a portrait painter and stained glass designer who worked mainly in Birmingham

Hatchard, Reverend John Alton & Harriet Sophia Woodworker, author, property developer, St Leonards Commissioner etc.

Hatton, Frederick W - died WW1 - remembered on grave of F.G. Hatton, father.  

Hawkins, Emily   aka Laurence Therval, actress
Head, Jane  & family Army, India
Head, Samuel Creagh  Army, India
Helsdown, James Arthur - crew, of The Pioneer, fishing boat, drowned.
Hennah Family Navy, Coastguard (local) Merchant Navy, Lost at Sea

Heritage, Audrey - from Bexhill; VAD Nurse, died aged 17; WW1

Hickman, John George & family - local butcher

Hickman, Jack - KIA WW1 1917

Hill, Frederick J - from local family, serving with Canadian forces, WW1, died in hospital, 1916
Holman Family Gravestone  
Holman, Joseph Cecil  Irish Constabulary, Murder victim

Hook, Sidney Herbert - WW1 - presumably died of wounds, an accident or illness as his death was registered locally and he is buried in the cemetery in a family grave.

Hope / Daumas family - unusual wheel memorial, Children of French missionaries in Orange Free State, South Africa.
Howell Family   Local builders, Mayor 1878, influential local family
Howell, Herbert Edgar  Son & grandson of Howell & Son, died in WW1
Huckle, Dr. Arthur Henry Headley Dentist, Lawyer, Local Doctor and much more

Arthur Foord Hughes - son of Arthur Hughes, painter associated with the Pre-Raphaelites, Arthur junior was a painter in the same mould and lived for many years in the area.

Hutchings, George   local; journalist, mayor

Hume, Sarah - born Blomfield; (son John on her parent’s grave - Blomfield)

Ingelton, Mary Anne Rosina, Daisy & Henry, - one of those stories where the story the memorial records, conceals the facts
Ionides Family   Original owners, Windycroft; British based Greek family, members of London Society, patrons of the arts. Related by marriage to Danreuthers

Jacob, Lieut.Col. Harold Fenton - Served in India and South West Arabia: was author of two books about his experiences. Retired to Hastings.

James, Laura Elizabeth - a much decorated New Zealand nurse, whose ashes were scattered in the Garden of Remembrance.
Jarrett, Boaz  Local builder, employer of Robert Tressell

Jarvis, William Le Roy - an American from Florida serving with the Canadians, stationed in St Leonards, married a local girl.  Died WW14

Jenkins, Peter & Family - builder, contractor, monumental mason, carman, smith and wheelwright

Jerdon, Flora Alexandrina Matilda - married & lived in Madras for many years.  Resident in St Leonards for some years prior to her death. [India] (Buried in above tomb)

Jinks, Alfred Newman - local; son of Sarah & William; KIA WW1

Jones, Richard Nelson  Navy

Jones Sydney Edward - local; killed in action, WW1, aged 18, 1918

Kane, John James (known in Hastings as James Harvey

Kearne, Hubert Lindsey - lived locally; returned from abroad to fight in WW1, suffered severely and was found drowned

Kember, Hilda Maud, Morten & John William - lived locally; John KIA, WW1 1914

Kemp, Dr. William George, - for many years one of the leading practitioners of Wellington, New Zealand.  He returned to England in 1892 and later came to live in Hastings.  His daughter, Elise, a nurse, was killed in action in France, WW1.

Kent, Herbert - local, killed in action, WW1, 1917
Kenwood, John  Builder

Kernot, Dr. George Charles & his wife Eliza - a very well known resident of Hastings
Kincaid, Captain Sir John  Army, Author

Kinnis, John McGregor - Sergeant, MM and Bar - local, remembered on the grave of his grandparents, John and Mary; KIA, WW1

Lake, James, Fanny, Eustace, Geoffrey & Frank Gilbert - Frank died at Ypres, WW1 1915 and Geoffrey died in Canada, WW1 - on active service' 1918

Land, Edgar Hubert - buried HBC, died WW1 1917

Langton, Charlotte nee Wedgwood – Charles Darwin's sister-in-law; artist

Lansdell Family builder, landowners, solicitor, surveyor

Lear, Mary Jane - buried in a grave of four

Lepper, William  - James and Elizabeth, local fisherman, drowned

Lesage, Seraphine Titine - French, a loyal servant to local family

Lindridge, George  - organist at St Mary in the Castle, Professor of Music, composer, Owner - pianoforte, harmonium & music warehouse, no.44 Robertson St.

Lovack-Land, lived locally; three sons died in WW1

The Lutwidge Family - local church stalwarts; Lewis Carroll’s relations


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 M - P

McClelland, John  Irish; Army,Medicine, India

MacDonald, Ernest James MacDonald - Indian Mutiny Veteran; Bandsman, Composer, well known in local musical circles

Makalua, Matthew M (Dr), MRCS, LRCP & Annie Clementine First ethnic Hawaiian to qualify as a doctor

Manley, William Henry, Naomi & William Robert - a local family with a lovely memorial stone, whose story turns out to be more complicated than first thought

Mansell, Dr. Edward Rosser    Civil Surgeon - Zulu Wars; Assistant Surgeon for the East Sussex, Hastings and St. Leonards Hospital

Marsden, Dr. James Loftus & Rosa - Water cure doctor (from Malvern) and daughter

Marten, Sir Alfred George, QC - an English politician and barrister. Lived and died in St Leonards

Mason, Thomas & Elizabeth - lived at Silverhill, Elizabeth a local benefactor

Mastin Family - owners of Mastins, the once famous Breeds Place department store

Mathews, Arthur William Henry - died of injuries received in the WW1 - in 1930  and Agnes Irene, his wife

Matters Porter, Muriel - born in South Australia, a suffragist who was the first woman to "speak" in the British Parliament (cremated)

Menzies "Lady"Mary Anne nee Bonar - murdered with her daughter, by her son-in-law

Meech, Mark, Mary & Willie; - lived locally - Meech, William Samuel - KIA WW, 1916 /

Mills,Lillian, Marguerite and John Vivian Gottleib - married twice, he was by vocation a colonial administrator and judge, died in Switzerland. Author

Moller, Johannes Heinrich Ludwig - Artist & painter - Exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1847-1873. Lived locally for some years.

Monger, George V.C.  Army, India

Montague, Susanna & Archie - born Melbourne, WW1, KIA 1916

Moon, Lewis Samuel, Mary Adelaide & Richard - local; Richard KIA 1917

Thomas Alexander  Moor - lived locally for many years, buried in a grave of four

Moore, Frank Frankfort - a poet, dramatist, biographer, novelist, lived in St Leonards. [Author]

Moore, Dr. George & Jane – Lived in Hastings at various times, and retired here.  Wrote poems and medical works. [Author]
Muggridge, Harry Daniel - skipper of The Pioneer, fishing boat, drowned
Narbeth, John Harper  British naval architect designed the 1906 HMS Dreadnought and HMS Flat Iron - a seaplane recovery vessel

Neave, Alice Headley, nee Huckle - Local artist

Niven Family  Army, Medicine, India, Scottish

Nquza, Jabez - South African Native Labour Corps; washed ashore after shipwreck.  WW1

O'Clery, Countess Katharine - married and lived in Hastings

Parsons, Albert & Amelia, and their daughter Ethel - local, younger brother of F. J. Parsons

Parsons, F. J, Sara & Family -  “the proprietor of one of the most important enterprises in the town “The Observer” … the architect of his own fortune”
Patmore, Marianne  2nd wife of Coventry Patmore

Penley, William Sidney - actor and theatre manager; performed locally

Percival, William Spencer - H.B.M. Civil Service / Shanghai China; author and adventurer.  His wife Mary is buried with him

Phillips, Stephen - a poet who enjoyed a decade of fame, said to have died with the word 'Hastings' on his lips.

Philcox, Ernest & wife, Maria Mary - part owner of the New Albertine

Philcox, William John - lived locally, WW1 KIA

Phillips, Charles - fisherman, lost with the Henrietta
Phillips, Charles Henry Leigh died aged 8, his father was Charles, but which of the 45 - 50 Charles Phillips in Hastings at the time?

Phillips, Frederick Charles - fisherman, drowned

Piasecki, Sergiusz - a Polish writer, convicted armed robber and smuggler, a brave resistance fighter, a member of Intelligence forces, an executioner……..

Pickrell, Leslie John - remembered on aunt's grave.  Died WW1 1918

Pickrell, William & Family - local family, records show some anomalies

Pogson, Colonel John, wife Alice, Harold (son) and Emily Maria Gorham, (daughter) - Colonel Pogson was in H M Regiment NI Bombay [India]

Polis, Jospeh - Belgian, died of wounds received on the Belgian Front, WW1 1916

Pollard, James  - local family; died 1925 of tubercular encephalitis, presumably contracted during war service

Porter, Muriel Matters - born in South Australia, a suffragist who was the first woman to "speak" in the British Parliament (cremated)

Pratt, Peter James - Lance corporal, KIA WW1 - Family grave

Prelooker, Jaakoff  - Russian émigré, founder of ‘New Israel’, prolific writer, lecturer and emancipist - & his daughter, Miriam

Pritchard, Dr. William Clowes - born in Australia, lived in Hastings for many years, ward named after him at the Buchanan Hospital.


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Ranger, James William - buried with his aunt in a grave of four

Ransford, Annie Cash - for 14 years Matron of  the Buchanan Hospital, died in a road accident.

Ransom, Charlotte - Servant

Ransom, William -  founder and first editor of the Hastings and St Leonards News; lifelong friend of Barbara Bodichon.

Redman, Adelia, Robert and son Herbert - Robert licensee of The Globe and The Highlands hotel.

Rensch, Arthur Charles -  lived locally; killed in the Balkans Campaign 1917 WW1

Riddle, Edward -  local; WW1 casualty

Riley, Harry Leslie - local, died WW1

Riley, Robert James - local; accidentally killed in Salonica on 8th June 1916 whilst going to help a colleague; WW1

Robertson Family tomb - Patrick Francis Robertson Father of the America Ground; Member of Parliament for Hastings 1852-1859 and 1865-1868

Robinson, Jesse - obelisk erected to the memory of an esteemed comrade by the officers and members of his company

Rock, James  and son James - local Carriage Builders to the world, son also an inventor

Roddis, George - Plummer Roddis was the most successful retail enterprise in the history of the town

Rodwell, Rev. John Medows - a scholar and a linguist; lived in St Leonards for many years. Translated the Koran

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

Ross, Thomas & Family - Politician, Councillor, Chairman of Guardians, Alderman, Archaeologist, Mayor, Justice of the Peace

Savery, Ann Marie - longtime Hastings resident

Savery, Dr. John - practised in Hastings for 50 years

Savery, John Charles - "one of the most distinguished members of the medical profession that the town has ever produced"

Saville, Alfred Thomas 1839- 1915   Missionary

Sewell, Edward Leppingwell, Emily Caroline & son Edward John Leppingwell - died of wounds, WW1, 1918 Page: Sewell Family

Seymour, Ernest - (KIA WW1) and Emma Agnes

Shakespear, John Dowdeswell    Army, India, South Africa

Shaw, Fanny Mary, Douglas Frank and Second Lieutenant Cuthbert Frank Shaw; born locally; WW1, KIA

Shaw, Frank Herbert -  advisory medical officer to the Buchanan Hospital and generally thought of as the ‘father of the hospital’.

Shipton, Anna - In the years between 1855 and 1890 Anna Shipton published over twenty books on religious subjects.  She lived for some years in St. Leonards. [Author]

Simpkinson, Francis Guillemard see de Wesselow

Skinner, Arthur Banks - local family, Director of the Victoria and Albert Museum from 1905 - 8

Slade, Robert - family grave, Roberrt, his wife Lydia, son Robert, and daughter Emma and her husband, Rev. Arthur Seys Howell

Slade, William & Mary Ann - lived many years in Hastings. William was a faithful friend & earnest supporter of the British & Foreign Bible Society, and of Sunday School work in connection with the Congregational Churches at Leeds & Hastings.  Mary Ann formed the Bourne Mission for Fishermen and was a schoolteacher.

Slade, William - son of above; Local music dealer. Came to Hastings 1862, and his daughter, Alice Muriel, who died aged 12, 21/09/1896.

Slow Family - local family; two sons died in WW1, (one mystery, or possibly two)

Smith , Edwin & family - lived in Clive Vale House and credited with developing the area. Also lived at Ashburnham House and East Cliff House

Smith, John  (Yorky)  Builder

Smith, W. G.  Lance Corporal 14th Winnipeg Rifles died in France 12th August 1918 aged 37

Smith, William Hiram & Minnie Eliza - lived locally; died of wounds - WW1

Smithers, Trooper Charles Frederick - varied military career, lived locally

Stamp, Ernest Blatspiel & Douglas B (KIA WW1, 1916) : Constance Isabella Jones, neé Stamp

Stevens, Eliza, and son George - KIA WW1, 1915 - local

Stoddart, Clara Elizabeth - her husband was in the Madras Staff Corps. (India) Unusual grave stone

Stoddart, James - son and grandson of watchmakers; he and his third wife, Ann Maria, retired to Hastings

Stone , Julia Mary - it was believed that this was the site of Ada Brownrigg (Julia’s mother) but a new reading of the tomb revealed it was Julia, aged 16, offspring of Ada’s first marriage, buried here.

Stone , William John Brancton & parents - Local; WW1 Died in Military Hospital

Stonestreet Sisters - daughters of Rev. George Stonestreet, and tireless philanthropic workers

Strickland Family; son Herbert Slade WW1; parents, Francis and Jane (see below)

Strickland, Jane - daughter of Mary Ann Slade, below, and like her an anctive supporter of women’s emancipation and much more.

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

Strutt, George, Sophia (local) & Frederick Victor - emigrated to Canada, MIA, presumed killed, 1918

Summers, Cyril Henry Gerald  - commemorated on the grave of his grandfather Henry Summers. KIA WW1

Suter, Edward Dyer

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

Swaine, Sophie


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Tassell, Edward Victor, - local; WW1

Taylor, Henry John  - died as as result of injuries gained assisting a Hastings boat in distress

Thiele, Herman, Basil & Louisa - local girl (see Dixon, ) Herman served (and died) in India.  Surgeon; Doctor

Thiselton-Dyer Family  Army, India

Thomas, Edwin - engineer of steam launch, drowned

Thorburn , Thomas James - non-fiction author and acting Headmaster of Hastings Grammar School

Thorburn, Charles Edward Angus  - WW1 casualty

Thorburn, Walter & Jane - Minister to the Free Church of Scotland in Bermuda

Thorpe, George Archibald - Mayor of Hastings 1874-5, 1883, 1886

Tilt, Edward John   Medicine

Todd, Albert Charles - lied about his age in WW1 enlistment; died aged 18 in battle. 1916

Todman Brothers - Archibald,(WW1 KIA) Francis and Ernest - both died as a result of WW1 service

Tolhurst, Tilden Publican. Thief

Tompkins, Edgar James - Quartermaster Sergeant, regular soldier, served in South Africa and India.  Wife’s grave  - Edith Mary  - KIA, WW1

Toogood, Mary Jane,  Charles Frank &  Frederick N. - lived locally; Charles KIA WW1, 1915

Tottenham, Rev. J W  & Family - headmaster of St Leonards School for thirty years; donated his museum to Brassey Institute. (Ann's memorial speaks for her.)

Travers, Otho Robert & son Otho Boyd - father surgeon in St Leonards

Tree , Alderman Ben Harry Went JP - local; served as Mayor for four terms. Left money in trust for the benefit of the people of Hastings.

Trollope, Dr. Thomas - in practice locally, and a benefactor of assorted charities

Truscott, Jessie Guthrie & son - Truscott, Francis George - won Military Cross.  Shot down and died from wounds, 1917. WW1, aged 22.

Tubbs , Colonel Robert Tubbs Nightingale & Fanny Cecilia generous and benevolent owner of Caple-ne-Ferne; wife active in women’s suffrage

Tuppenney, Frederick  - three times Mayor of Hastings

Turner, Artie - KIA, WW1 - family grave (Edwin and Florence)

Turner, Thomas - landlord of the Havelock Hotel

Twells, Alice - Worker, Queen Mary's Army Auxiliary Corps; died in an accident[?] aged 18 years. Military funeral

Tyhurst, Edward & Mary Ann - local hatter, draper and tailor

Tyrrell, Frank Cecil - local family; on the grave of his parents, Frederick & Annie - WW1 KIA


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Vanzetti, Emma - Mother & daughter, family of an officer in the Bengal Infantry

Veness, John - James and Elizabeth, local fisherman, drowned
Ventris, Francis, Helen Maud, Alan, Edward (E.F.V.), C. Peyton, Mona Goss, Madeline Bount, Patrick Clavell Blount - a Services family - Francis lived in St Leonards after his retirement from the Army.  Alan was killed in Action, WW1, 1915, aged 18
Von Schlippenbach Mortimer Achill Graf - family lived locally

Voysey, George & Martha, & Elizabeth Shuckford - lived here since 1837, architect, lawyer, property owner

Wallis, William - died in 1920 as result of being gassed in WW1

Walsh, Alexander Sarsfield - son of Maurice Walsh

Walsh, Maurice Sarsfield  Editor, Hastings Observer
Ward, Henry - an architect widely known and respected throughout Hastings and in professional circles throughout the country

Ward, William & Toriana - service in the Indian Army, cousins, descended from Nelson’s family

Watts Family - second wife and two daughters of artist Frederick Watts.  Daughter Alice also a painter.
Weeks, Percy - KIA, WW1, on memorial with his wife, Maud

Welch Family - Lived mostly in London. Moved here sometime after 1911.

Wells, Arthur - architect, St Helen's Secondary School / White Rock Baths / Palace Hotel, etc: improvements to Gaiety Theatre / Normanhurst; / director of Gaiety Theatre

Wells, Eudo, Sir Mordaunt and his wives - Eudo was in the navy and died in south east Asia, Sir Mordaunt was a somewhat controversial judge in Calcutta

Wesselow - see de Wesselow,Francis Guillemard Simpkinson

Whistler Family - Annie, “Whistler’s Mother”, William - doctor, Helen (nee Ionides)
White, Alfred, Alfreda and Lydia - lived locally; died during WW1 while captaining on board S S Strombus

White, John Ebenezer & Family - local dairyman, Devonshire Dairy of Queens Road and later Quarry

Wiggins, Captain Francis Chantrey  - 70th Reg. D.M. Bengal Army, who died in a street in Southampton, aged 38
Willis, Edgar Reginald - KIA, WW1 - family grave - Reginald John, Thomas Walter (Stonemason), Emily Georgina Willis
Wills, William - solicitor, author of Law text book. Fulsome obituary
Winebloom Family - lost a son in WW1 while living elsewhere, remembered on local grave
Woodhams, Margaret Ann  - local; faithful servant
Woodruffe, Charles Sheldon Pearce - Captain, Royal Navy, Hastings Coastguard
Yeates, Victor Maslin - author of 'Winged Victory', died in Fairlight Sanitorium of an illness due to World War One, (WW1).

Zamoyska, Maria - died aged one, prominent Polish family, memorial disappeared


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