Stanley, Thomas F K

Thomas F K Stanley

Name: Thomas F K Stanley Rank: Sergeant Regiment: 17th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) Parents: William and Elizabeth Stanley Address:¬†Hastings Additional Information: Thomas Stanley died aged 28 on 27th October 1942. The inscription on his grave reads “Not just today, but every day in silence we remember. Some day we will understand.” If … Read more

Burr, Sidney

Sidney Burr

Name: Sidney Burr Rank: Sergeant Regiment: 224 Squadron, Royal Air Force Parents: Mr George & Mrs Annie Burr Address:¬†Hastings Additional Information: Sidney Burr died aged 22 on 29th October 1942. The inscription on the grave marker reads: “He flew out of the sunlight into Heaven”. The Sussex History Forum has a post that provides this … Read more

Wilmshurst, Edith Ada

Hastings Cemetery

Name: Edith Ada Wilmshurst Wounded on: Saturday 17th October 1942 Wounded at: 43 Pevensey Road, St Leonards Additional Information: Edith Wilmshurst, aged 65, was wounded when two Fokker Wulf 109s dropped HE bombs on St Columbia’s Church, Warrior Gardens and Pevensey Road. She died on 18th October 1942 at the Buchanan Hospital. One other person … Read more

Cooper, Alice Sophie Paston

Hastings Cemetery

Name: Alice Sophie Paston Cooper Died on: Saturday 17th October 1942 Died at: 43 Pevensey Road, St Leonards Additional Information: Alice Cooper, aged 71, was killed when two Fokker Wulf 109s dropped HE bombs on St Columbia’s Church, Warrior Gardens and Pevensey Road. One other person was killed in the attack, with 16 others injured, … Read more