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1914: Frank Romaine and Christmas in the trenches
The 1891 census shows that Frank Romaine was born at Brighton in 1888. Exactly where in the town is not ...
2nd Lt. Ernest Frederick Beal V.C. 27 January 1883 - 22 March 1918
This week the city of Brighton & Hove paid tribute to one of its brave sons who lost his life ...
Alfred W N Langrish, Sussex Division RNVR
When war broke out in 1914 Alf was in his late twenties. Being a member of the RNVR he was ...
Blue plaque to honour Indian soldier
This weekend a blue plaque was unveiled close to the India Gate in a ceremony to celebrate the memory of ...
Blue plaque: Captain Theodore Wright VC
Theodore Wright b1883 d1914 This week a blue plaque was unveiled in memory of Captain Theodore Wright who was awarded the ...
Brighton SeaCadets/GNTC Brighton Girls Nautical Training Corps was launched at Brighton Sea Cadet unit at the Benson Memorial Hall – Tuesday ...
Captain Sydney Ardley Garnham
This letter was sent by my grandfather Captain Sydney Ardley Garnham while staying in Brighton to his wife and daughter ...
Cercle Français de Brighton et Hove centenary
Plight of Belgian refugees In the dark days of August 1914, the population of Brighton and Hove was taking to its ...
Do you know these soldiers?
Remembering the fallen I am a member of Brighton Unitarian Church and have been researching the men whose names appear on ...
Ernest Edward Thomas:famous WWI soldier
A 14 year old drummer boy Ernest Edward Thomas was born at the Tower of London on 16th December 1884, one ...
Frank Romaine: ARP Moulsecoomb
Frank Romaine lived with his family of eight children at 144 Birdham Road, East Moulsecoomb. He served during WWI, seeing ...
Frank T Andrews: Sussex Yeomanry
Sussex Yeomanry soldier Frank Andrews lived and worked in Brighton. He was in the Royal Pavilion Corn Exchange Dance Band. He ...
George Bean the 'Mystery soldier'
Here at My Brighton and Hove we are used to questions and requests for help arriving daily in our email ...
Henry Allingham: oldest surviving veteran of The Great War
At the ripe old age of 112 Britain’s oldest living man Henry Allingham was made an Honorary Freeman of the ...
Honour for Jewish war hero and camp survivor
Capt Edward Zeff (1904-1973) A plaque commemorating the WW2 Secret Agent Edward Zeff, has recently been unveiled on Embassy Court, his ...
In the Wrens in WWII
Introduction Sadly, Miss Laurie Hollands died in June 2006. She was the last of the ‘old village’ community. Although Laurie had humble ...
John James Crowe: Brighton's second VC
Awarded in 1918 In late June 1918, a little over a week after a meeting of Brighton Council at which the ...
Kathleen Maud Bailey in the Land Army
In 1943 on my seventeenth birthday it was suggested by my father (recently pensioned out of the British Army) that ...
Leonard Devereux: WWI conscientious objector
Memories of Capt. John James Crowe VC
Plaque erected in 2011 At the unveiling of the plaque dedicated to the memory of Captain John James Crowe V.C on ...
Old Contemptible George R Powell
Born in Clermont Road My father George Robert Powell was born in 1887 at 14 Clermont Road Brighton, to George R ...
Researching war service
Late father’s records For many years now I have been busy researching my late Father’s wartime service. Recently my younger Sister ...
Robert Dine: 1900 - 1921
The Brighton Gazette of 11th May 1921 had a full length column of the funeral of Robert Dine headed ‘Sinn ...
Roy Carmine Fontana Amerena
Born in 1923 Roy Amerena was born in 1923 into one of the oldest Italian families in Brighton. He was actually ...
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