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…]

Albert Edward Commins

Private Albert Edward Commins was born 10 Nov 1880 at 16 Betterton St St Giles and was my grandfather, between 1884 and 1885 was admitted to hospital with broncopnuemonia  and a diseased finger . He left 4 children between 5 and 14 at his death, and also was the cause of my Gmother,s nervous breakdown .I Knew that my Gfather [Read full story…]

Arthur Edward Commins

He was born at I St Johns Rd Plymouth and worked in Charterhouse Sq as a wholesale drapers asst . He was a war time volunteer who joined the Royal Garrison Artillery as a gunner on 26 Aug 1914 and was discharged to a commission in the 11th Battalion Devonshire Regiment on 13 Aug 1915 . The 11th Devons were [Read full story…]

William Charles Baggarley

William was born in Camberwell, where his father was an Insurance agent. But sometime after 1901 and before 1911 the whole family moved to Chichester where William worked as an assistant in his father’s refreshment bar. However William, who had attended the National School, Camberwell, emigrated on his own to Melbourne, Victoria, Australia at the age of 20 and enlisted, [Read full story…]