Benfleet War Memorial. 1916 Casualties.

Killed in Action.

JAMES ANTHONY GULLETT Service No. J/41341. (see also)
Rank.  Signal Boy.
Regiment/Service.  Royal Navy.
Unit.  H.M.S. “Black Prince”.
Died.  31 May 1916.  Age 17.
Memorial.  16.  Chatham Naval Memorial.  Kent.

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Son of.  Frank Baker Gullett and Dorcas Emma Gullett, of Daisy Bungalow. Kiln Road. Thundersley. Essex.


HARRY HENRY CHRISTIE.  Service No. 8983.
Rank.  Private.
Regiment/Service.  Suffolk Regiment.
Unit.  2nd Battalion.
Died.  9 June 1916 aged 23.
Grave. V. E. 13A. Etaples Military Cemetery. France.

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Grave of H. H. Christie.

Etaples Military Cemetery. France.


WILLIAM MARTIN Service No. 24599.
Rank.  Private.
Regiment/Service.  2nd Northampton Regiment.
Died.  3 August1916 aged 24.
Memorial.  Panel 91 to 93, Loos Memorial

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Note.
Enlisted at Southend-on-Sea.  Essex.


WILLIAM CHARLES GLADWIN.  Service No. 5096
Rank.  Private
Regiment/Service. Australian Infantry A.I.F.
Unit.  13th Battalion.
Died.  29 August 1916. Age 40.
Memorial.  Villers-Bretonneux Memorial.  France.

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Son of.  William and Sarah Gladwin; husband of Marie E.Gladwin of 7 Womerah Avenue, Darlinghurst, New South Wales. Born in England.

Note.
Parents lived at ‘Hoy Yard’ Benfleet.


STANLEY GORDON KING.  Service No. London Z/2456.
Rank.  Able Seaman.
Regiment/Service.  Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve.
Unit.  Hawke Battalion.  Royal Navy Division.
Died.  13 November 1916.  Official age of death was 19 his actual age was 17.
Memorial.  Special Memorial 12.  Ancre British Cemetery.  Beaumont-Hamel.  France.  (Believed to be buried in the cemetery).

Son of.  Mrs. Margaret King, of 8 New Road. Leigh-on-Sea. Essex.

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Stanley Gordon King.

Stanley Gordon King.

Ancre British Cemetery. Beaumont-Hamel. France.


CHARLES ALBERT PEARCE.  Service No. G/11807.
Rank.  Private.
Regiment/Service. The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment).
Unit.  10th Battalion.
Died.  13 December 1916. Age 34.
Grave.  II. B. 29.  La Clytte Military Cemetery.  Belgium.

Son of.  Charles and Rosina Pearce.

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Note.
Born at Stondon Massey.  Essex.
Enlisted at Warley.  Essex.
Employee at the Hoy Inn.  South Benfleet.  Essex.

On 21 September 2007 at Auctioneers Dix Noonan Webb, the British War Medal and Victory Medal awarded to Charles Albert Pearce was offered for auction.  They were described in Lot No 787 as nearly extremely fine with an estimated price of £60-£80.  They sold for the hammer price of £65.

Grave of C. A. Pearce.


REGINALD CUTHBERT WHITESIDE
Rank.
Sub Lieutenant
Regiment/Service. Royal Flying Corps.
Unit.  18th Squadron.
Secondary Regiment.  Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve.
Died.  20 December 1916. Age 21.
Memorial.  Arras Flying Services Memorial.  France.

Son of.  The Rev. W.C. Whiteside, M.A., and Laura Whiteside, of 19 Amaru Road, Onehunga, Auckland, New Zealand.

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  • Re Stanley, additional info. He served in Gallipoli prior to being sent to France where he died of wounds. A case of out of the frying pan into the fire poor chap.

    By John Rogers (17/03/2013)

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