Eric Newman Haggar

Eric Newman Haggar – Killed in action on 20th March 1917 in the area of the Somme in France and commemorated on Villers-Bretonneux Memorial.  When he signed up in 1915 it shows he had previously been in the Australian Army for 5 years as Corporal in the light Horse.  It appears he was made Lieutenant when he re-enlisted.  His mother [Read full story…]

William George Hagger

William George Hagger – Killed on 15 June 1918 age 33, buried in the Granezza British Cemetery, Italy. Sergeant in the Royal Field Artillery and awarded the Military Medal. Born in 1884 in Lambeth to William George Hagger and Rose (nee Halsey).  At the time of the 1891 census he was living in the Parish of Bromley with his parents [Read full story…]

James Edward Haggar

James Edward Haggar – Able Seaman Royal Naval Reserve, Nelson Bn Died 29 April 1917 and commemorated on Arras Memorial. James Edward was born in Hackney on 21 Nov 1895 and baptised at St James the Great Church.  His parents were James William Henry Haggar and Rebecca (nee Price).  In 1901, age 5, he was living in Limehouse with his [Read full story…]

Edmund West Wadey DFM

Edmund West Wadey was born at 1 Beausley Rd Eastbourne to John Edmund Wadey & Ada Amelia West, the oldest sibling of 7 other brothers & sisters. In 1911 census he is listed as a laundry worker and this is the same occ as he has on his enlistment. He signed up for 12 yrs on 16 Sep 1913 at [Read full story…]

Percy David Wadey

Percy David Wadey was born 6 Sep 1893 at 21 Duke St Eastbourne , brother to Issac and Wilfred of parents Isaac Wadey & Sarah Hoad, no evidence has been found that either brother served in WW1 and both lived to old age . At the start of the war he joined at Eastbourne as a wartime volunteer to the [Read full story…]