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goodwitchsilverwitch Posted - 29/02/2016 : 23:13:45
To the memory of the Gallant Men of this Town who gave their lives for their Country in the Great War. Horace Hamer. Thomas Joseph. Thomas Howells. Thomas John Bennett. Ernest Walter Harris. Doctor Edward William Sidney Martin. George Lewis. John Stanley Morris. Charles Bernard Price. William Morgan. Gilbert Gwilym Powell. Edwin Trevor Davies. Benjamin Thomas.
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CardinalCanary Posted - 20/05/2020 : 09:20:58
Thank-you. I gather his ship AND Drake was in St Lucia when he was killed in France. The Ship was later sunk in October the same year.

Steve C
nutandboltdarlo Posted - 19/05/2020 : 20:48:22
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Originally posted by CardinalCanary

I am related to Horace Hamer. His mother Hannah (nee Elias) was my great grandmother's sister. Her name was Catherine Aston (new Elias) and she also lost her son (Richard Aston/Ashton).

Puzzled why Able Seaman Horace Hamer of HMS Drake is memorialised in Picardie.

Steve C


I too was intrigued by the apparent mystery about a sailor being included on the Thiepval Memorial and did a bit of googling. Came across the following :

https://www.greatwarforum.org/topic/215271-rnvr-and-rnd-sorting-them-out/

Hope that helps. It seems many ‘navy’ personnel were like regular soldiers. There were more navy volunteers than ships available at the start of the war so Churchill ordered they should be used as soldiers, though still kept their naval designation.

I don’t know why that carried on through the war. Perhaps the original intention was that they should resume naval operations when ships were available.
CardinalCanary Posted - 18/05/2020 : 23:04:25
I am related to Horace Hamer. His mother Hannah (nee Elias) was my great grandmother's sister. Her name was Catherine Aston (new Elias) and she also lost her son (Richard Aston/Ashton).

Puzzled why Able Seaman Horace Hamer of HMS Drake is memorialised in Picardie.

Steve C
goodwitchsilverwitch Posted - 09/02/2017 : 00:29:10
Doctor Edward William Sidney Martin
Mentioned in Despatches, died of wounds 1917.
goodwitchsilverwitch Posted - 30/05/2016 : 01:09:54
If any one has any information on the above men and would like to contribute, the WW1 group would appreciate your visit to Tredegar library on a Friday morning.
goodwitchsilverwitch Posted - 26/04/2016 : 00:56:54
John, the information you gave and the photographs you loaned regarding your Grandfathers WW1 service and your Fathers WW2 service was greatly appreciated.
goodwitchsilverwitch Posted - 31/03/2016 : 23:59:39
All information is recorded by the WW1 group and uploaded to the internet.

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