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- Biography -
- Edward Selby Wise -
- Stacey Wise -

Unknown person Name : Edward Selby Wise.

Son of Edward Theodore Wise and his wife Aimee Vaughan Wise (née Selby), of 2, St. James Road, Bexhill-on-Sea.

Born 6 October 1887 Chiswick, Middlesex.

Name : Stacey Wise.

Son of Edward Theodore Wise and his wife Aimee Vaughan Wise (née Selby), of 2, St. James Road, Bexhill-on-Sea.

Born 7 April 1892 Chiswick, Middlesex.

  Census Information :

1891 : Edward and Annie N Wise (sic), with their children including Edward aged 3, are at 29, The Avenue, Acton. Edward Wise is a Bank Clerk.

1901 : Edward and Aimee Wise are at 11, Victoria Street, (Parish of) St Margaret And St John, London. Edward Wise is a Bank Clerk.
1901 : Edward Selby Wise, aged 13, and a boarding pupil, is shown as the nephew of Thomas Arnold Wise, a Private Schoolteacher, at Oakfield, 21 Bilton Road, Rugby
1901 : Stacey Wise, aged 8, and a boarding pupil, is shown at The College, Windermere, where the Headmaster is Arthur Raikes with his wife Minnie Aubrey Raikes (née Wise).

1911 : Edward and Aimee Wise, with their son Stacey, aged 18, are at 11 Victoria Street, Westminster. Edward Wise is a Bank Clerk.
1911 : Stacey Wise is a Midshipman, R.N., serving on H.M.S. Aboukir.
1911 : Lt Edward Selby Wise, R.N., aged 23, is serving on H.M.S. Waterwitch at Hong Kong.

  Service details :

Lt. Edward Selby Wise, H.M.S. Severn, Royal Navy.

Naval Cadet at Britannia RN College
21 Jun 1904 Midshipman
15 Sep 1907 Sub-Lietenant
15 Sep 1909 Lieutenant
11 Nov 1914 Mentioned in Despatches by Rear Admiral Hood, Dover Patrol, Bombardment of Belgian Coast : 'Landed in command of machine guns from HMS Severn + remained in action all night when they were withdrawn. Lt. Wise who gallantly led his men into action was killed.'
14 Jan 1915 Mentioned in Despatches by Sir John French : ' ... and recommended for gallant and distinguished action in the field.'

  Casualty Details :

Died : 20 October 1914 aged 27.

Buried at : Ramscappelle Road Military Cemetery, Nieuwpoort, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. CWGC record ...
  Service details :

Lt. Stacey Wise, H.M.S. Cressy, Royal Navy.

15 Jan 1905 entered Service
15 Sep 1909 Midshipman
30 Oct 1912 Sub-Lietenant
30 Mar 1914 Lieutenant

  Casualty Details :

Died : 22 September 1914 aged 22.

Commemorated at Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent CWGC record ...
  Commemorated on these Memorials :

Ryde Borough War Memorial
County War Memorial, Carisbrooke Castle

Old Woking St Peter's War Memorial
Old Woking St Peter's Church War Memorial
Woking War Memorial

Woking Cemetery - presumably mentioned on family gravestone as Edward is buried in Belgium and Stacey died at sea :
The War Graves Photographic Project record
The War Graves Photographic Project record
  Documents :


Saturday, October 24, 1914 Page 1

DEATHS WISE. - Killed in action at Nieuport, whilst leading a landing party from H.M.S. Severn, on the 20th October, Lieutenant Edward Selby Wise, R.N., eldest son of Edward Wise, of White Gables, Woking, aged 27.

National Probate Calendar 1914
  Further Information :

Britannia Royal Naval College

London Gazette 1908 : Acting Sub-Lieutenant Edward Selby Wise confirmed as Sub-Lieutenant, effective 15 September 1907

Ramscappelle Cemetery

HMS Cressy (Wikipedia article)
HMS Severn (Wikipedia article)

The brothers' connection with Ryde appears to stem from members of their family who lived in Ryde, e.g. their uncle Alexander Wise (d. 1909). Their grandfather Edward Wise, was born in Carisbrooke in 1818.
  Acknowledgments :

Janet Griffin for newspaper and other research

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Page last updated : 4 November 2011


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