Thomas Noel Heath Stretch

Thomas Noel Heath Stretch, the fourth son and the fifth child of John Francis Stretch (later Bishop of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia and Amelia Weekes, was born 22nd December 1893 at Brighton, Melbourne, where his father was Vicar of St. Andrew’s. He attended the Armidale School NSW, 1908-1909 and Brighton Grammar School. He began at Geelong Grammar School as [Read full story…]

Henry William Hagger

Henry William Hagger – Died 19 Aug 1918, just 19.  Buried Daours Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. Rifleman, 17th Batt. London Regt. Service No. 576422. Henry William was born in Mile End in 1899.  In 1901 he was living in Pembroke Street, Islington with his parents Henry William Hagger and Alice Jane (nee Watson).  In 1911 he was living with [Read full story…]

Frederick George Howes

FREDERICK GEORGE HOWES Born: 1876 in Piddington, Northamptonshire Regiment: 298 th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery Rank: Corporal Enlisted: Northampton Killed in action: 30.11.1917 Remembered with honour – Nine Elms British Cemetery, Belgium Frederick was born in Piddington and lived at the public house in Church Road. He was the son of George and Maria and had one brother and seven [Read full story…]

Edward George Rayment

Edward George Rayment was born in London’s East End on 13th April 1897, the sixth child of toothbrush maker Arthur Rayment and Catherine Rayment (née Roberts). Being one of a family of eight children in a very deprived area of London, his early life was far from easy and the fact that his father was rather too fond of drink [Read full story…]

James Arthur Rayment

James Arthur Rayment was born on 6th September 1889 at Balwyn in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. He was the fourth of eight children from the marriage of James Rayment and Harriet Ratten but was only eight years old when his mother Harriet died. Brought up by his father he did reasonably well at school, after leaving which he earned his living [Read full story…]