Thomas Kingston Cross & John Henry Anning

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1915
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Two soldiers identified as Thomas Kingston Cross and John Henry Anning seated in a landscape. One of the soldiers looks at the other soldier. He is holding a newspaper.
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Thomas Kingston Cross (photograph taken by his brother in Gallipoli) was born 1/1/1890. Brother of Ralph Leslie. Next of kin mother Mrs Emily Mirfin Cross, Clarefield, Gordon Rd., Chingford, Essex. Surveyor. Crystal Palace then Nelson battalion RND as ordinary seaman 10/14. Crystal Palace 3/15 then Hawke battalion then Collingwood battalion then Howe battalion 8/15. Diarrhoea 17th general hospital Alexandria 9/15, then enteritis invalided to Haslar hospital 11/15. Wife Mrs Ellen Eva Cross (of Adelphi, South Avenue, South Church, Southend-on-Sea) and residing at Peverley, Victoria Road, Chingford. Fit for active service 2/16. From Stoker Unit to Blandford RND Depot then to Larkhill Camp for instruction 5/16. Court martial duty 7/16. To reserve battalion 9/16. Boils and septic sores Hale End Hospital Chingford 3/17. To base depot France 12/16. Hood battalion 3/17. Wounded abdomen 23/4/17. Died of wounds at 42nd Casualty Clearing Station 24/4/17. Buried Aubigny Communal cemetery 19/7/17. Killed in operations on the Ancre. John Henry Anning (on right in photograph taken in Gallipoli; the officer on the left is Thomas Kingston Cross, brother of the photographer, Leslie Cross, see below). Born 5/1/1896, Father: William Anning of the Anning Cardiff shipping family born in Exeter. Address: “Hatherleigh”, Maindee, Newport, Monmouthshire. Howe battalion 8/15. Pyrexia to Malta 10/15. Discharged HMS Egremont and back to Howe 12/15. Appendicitis and appendicectomy in Hospital Ship Rewa 2/16. To hospital Plymouth, discharged 3/16. Unfit 4/16. To Royal Naval College Greenwich for service on yacht patrol 6/16. Transferred to HMS Hermione, a 1893 cruiser which was HQ ship for motor launches at Portsmouth. Transferred to HMS Victory for disposal of Pilot Boarding Ground which was turned over to the care of a maintenance party, Portsmouth A Battalion. Demobilised 3/19. Permanent list RNVR Bristol Division 20/4/20. Married Elizabeth Levens 1923. Died St Mellons Cardiff 5/3/55. Ill, unfit for active service. Transferred to shore jobs. Survived the war.

- Professor Jonathan Shepherd on 16-04-2018 20:57:15

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