[Skip to content]



  • This photo of  Louis Gordon Hastings was provided courtesy of the Misterton and West Stockwith History Group
Person Details
Misterton
Louis was born in 1885, the son of Juniper and Ellen Raynes Hastings (née Brown). His father was a relieving office and Registrar. The family lived at Ivy Dene, Misterton. He had eight siblings: Minnie b.1875,Effie Winifred b.1879, Harold James b.1883, Ralph b.1887, Gertrude Marianne b.1889, Rosa Lavinia b.1890, Clarence Edgar b.1892, and William b.1895. He married Ada Elizabeth Bowen in 1913 in Colchester Essex. They had a daughter Joan Vera born 1916.
He was employed as a secretary.
22 Oct 1917
32
437683 - CWGC Website
113225
Bombardier
237th Siege Bty Royal Garrison Artillery
Louis enlisted in Hull in 1916, he was wounded and later died from these wounds and is buried in Mendingham Military cemetery,Belgium. His wife later went to live at Wesley Manse, Parkstone Rd., Poole, Dorset
Local press obituary: Bombardier L G Hastings R.G.A, who was fatally wounded in the head by a German bomb near Ypres on Sunday, October 21st and died in hospital the next day, was the second son of Mr J J Hastings of Ivy Dene, Misterton and son in law of the Rev A W Coulson of Cromer. He commenced his business career in the offices of Messrs E Newell and Co, engineers, Misterton, and left them to take up the duties of Secretary to the Wesleyan Mission, Queens Hall, Hull, where he found and energetically exercised the abundant scope for the development of Mission work which opened out to him for ten years. In the latter part of his work at Hull he added to his duties the keeping in touch with over 30 young men who had joined the forces from the Mission Hall by sympathetically correspondence and the regular dispatches of the Missions parcels sought to cheer and brighten their lot in the hardships of the campaign, receiving in return many grateful expressions of appreciation of that branch of his services. Finally leaving his wife and infant daughter, he joined a gallant band of young men to whom militant warfare was wholly alien in spirit and desire, yet who realised their duty to respond to their countries call in the time of a national emergency. previously to his military service he was in constant request as a local preacher. Information provided courtesy of the Misterton and West Stockwith History Group
Remembered on

Photos

  • This photo of  Louis Gordon Hastings was provided courtesy of the Misterton and West Stockwith History Group
    Louis Gordon Hastings - This photo of Louis Gordon Hastings was provided courtesy of the Misterton and West Stockwith History Group
  • Photo provided courtesy of The War Graves Photographic Project www.twgpp.org
    Louis Gordon Hastings - Photo provided courtesy of The War Graves Photographic Project www.twgpp.org
  • Photo was provided courtesy of the Misterton and West Stockwith history group
    Louis Gordon Hastings - Photo was provided courtesy of the Misterton and West Stockwith history group