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 THE MEN OF BARROW-UPON-SOAR WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR KING AND COUNTRY

 THE GREAT WAR - WWI 1914-1918 (71) 

 WWII 1939-1945 (19)

LIST  G thru L

 

 

Drums and Standards of the Leicestershire Regiment 'The Tigers'
 on display at the Newarke Houses Museum, Leicester
 

  

GREASLEY, GEORGE 38249 
Private - "B" Company, 2nd/ 5th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment
Killed on Sunday 31st March, 1918 Aged 36
Chapelle British Cemetery, Holnon, Aisne, France - Grave Ref: I. D. 8.
Son of William (died 05/01/32 Plot-1228?) and Jessie (Jane) Greasley of Barrow-upon-Soar, Leic. Husband of Alice Greasley, of 36, Sileby Road, Barrow-upon-Soar, Leic. Father was a labourer in the lime works. George was baptised 17 February 1881, at Barrow-upon-Soar. Siblings: - Ellen, Ann Eliza, Mary Ann, Kate, Albert Ernest, Winfred Alice, Walter Wilfred, Amos Owen. George played Outside Left Wing for The Barrow Rising Star Football Club 1901-02.
'The East Akeley Deanery Parish Magazine, Holy Trinity Church, Barrow-on-Soar, May 1918 - Missing in Action - It is reported that Private George Greasley is missing in action. We desire to express our deep sympathy with the relatives and friends in their great sorrow and anxiety.'

  

 HALLAM, CECIL CHARLES 4864957
Private - 14th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts. & Derby Regiment)Killed on Thursday 13th April, 1944 Aged 25
Florence War Cemetery, Florence, Italy - Grave Ref: Panel  V. E. 2.
Is Cecil related to Charles Hallam, Barrow-upon-Soar Town Crier, Mentioned in John Wilford's book?

 

        

                         HALLIDAY, JOHN ALEXANDER
Captain - 11th Prince Albert's Own (PAO) Hussars
Killed in action on Friday 13th November, 1914 Aged 39
Chicklade (All Saints) Churchyard, Wiltshire, England - Grave Ref: in North - West Part
Son of John and Maria Halliday of Barrow-upon-Soar.
'The East Akeley Deanery Parish Magazine, Holy Trinity Church, Barrow-on-Soar, November 1915 - The Roll of Honour - Killed in Action - The following is listed as 'Killed in Action' : Captain Halliday, 13th November 1914.
'The East Akeley Deanery Parish Magazine, Holy Trinity Church, Barrow-on-Soar, August 1916 - The Roll of Honour - Killed in Action - Capt. John A. Halliday, 13th November, 1914.'
The East Akeley Deanery Parish Magazine, Holy Trinity Church, Barrow-on-Soar, March 1917 - The Roll of Honour - Remembered - Captain John Alfred Halliday, 11th Hussars, 13th November, 1914. A simple laurel wreath was placed for each hero, tied with his regimental colours.'

    

  HAMES, THOMAS TZ/4696
Able Seaman - Anson Battalion, Royal Naval Division RNVR
Killed in action France and Flanders on Monday 13th November, 1916 Aged 19
Ancre British Cemetery, Beaumont-Hamel, Somme, France - Grave Ref:  VII. A. 8.
Born 10 March 1887, son of Thomas of North Street, Barrow-upon-Soar, later of 101, The Cresent, Woodlands, Doncaster, later, 2, Pinfold Street, Loughborough, Leic. Father was a miner.
Thomas was baptised 10 March 1887, at Barrow-upon-Soar.  Service record: SS "Olympic"draft for Drake Battalion sailed 16/02/16, joined Base Mudros 28/02/16, posted to Anson Battalion 21/03/16 from Drake (Depot), 05/08/12 received 7 days FP No. 1: "obscene language to a superior officer", 13/11/16 'missing in action', later reported 'killed in action.'
"Obscene language' was a common cause of trouble, when used in the presence of an officer or (more usually) directed at an NCO. Similarly, "improper" "insolent"or "insubordinate"remarks to superior officers were common charges on Marine Conduct Sheets. Obscene or "disgusting"language was in copious quantities by all British imperial forces. In Barnsley it was known as "pit language", unfit for use outside of collieries or within earshot of ladies. Nothing has changed in 85 years: the "f"and "c " words are still top of the list. However, "bastard"and "bugger"were regarded as being far worse than we think of them today. In 1915 a "bugger"was defined as a "sexually perverted man or his actions"(not as a homosexual). A" bastard" was more correctly known as a child born out of wedlock: expressed in legal terms in a claim upon the father in a "bastardy order"for a "bastard child of the body of Miss X."to call any man this was an insult both to the man and his mother: and the sparks would fly. Both these "b" words were commonly used, but usually with reference to inanimate objects or Germans. From an article by Jack Clegg.
'The East Akeley Deanery Parish Magazine, Holy Trinity Church, Barrow-on-Soar, August 1916 - The Roll of Honour - Serving - Thomas Hames.' The East Akeley Deanery Parish Magazine, Holy Trinity Church, Barrow-on-Soar, March 1917 - The Roll of Honour - Killed in Action - Remembered - Thomas Hames, Royal Navel Division, 13th November, 1916. A simple laurel wreath was placed for each hero, tied with his regimental colours.'

 

 

HASELDINE, FREDERICK
Lieutenant - Quartermaster - Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)
Died at Belton Park, Grantham on Wednesday 2nd December, 1914 Aged 38
Barrow-upon-Soar Cemetery, Leicestershire, England - Plot B-197
Military Stone, Regimental Crest (Rev. T. Stone)
Also buried in the same grave, Violet Ada Haseldine (?), 01/02/51. Frederick was baptised 5 May 1881, at Barrow-upon-Soar.  Sergeant Major Haseldine served as mounted infantryman stationed in Longmoor Camp, East Liss, Petersfield, Hants. before his promotion to Lieutenant - Quartermaster.
'The East Akeley Deanery Parish Magazine, Holy Trinity Church, Barrow-on-Soar, November 1914 - 'The Roll of Honour - Serving - Listed among those serving in the different branches of His Majesty's Forces, and who have relatives and friends, and in most cases, parents in Barrow. LEICESTERSHIRE REGIMENT - Lieutenant Frederick Hasledine' (note spelling)
'The East Akeley Deanery Parish Magazine, Holy Trinity Church, Barrow-on-Soar, August 1916 - The Roll of Honour - Killed in Action - Lieut. Frederick Haseldine.'
Listed in "The War Graves of The British Empire Cemeteries And Churchyards in Leicestershire, Page 12" and The Register of Burials in The Burial Ground of Barrow-upon-soar, Page 14, Entry 717".

 

HILL, CECIL THOMAS 61027
Lance Corporal - 2nd/5th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment
Died at Barrow-upon-Soar on Friday 21st January, 1921 Aged 23
Barrow-upon-Soar Cemetery, Leicestershire, England - Family Plot B -347
Rev. T. Stone   The Register of Burials in The Burial Ground of Barrow-upon-Soar, Page 19, Entry 921
Son of Joseph and Fanny Hill, 10 Mill Lane, Barrow-upon-Soar, Leic. This address no longer exists. Father was a labourer. Cecil was a fitter in 'civvy street' at the time of his death. Cecil was baptised 9 March 1897, at Barrow-upon-Soar. Siblings: - George Joseph, Herbert William, Hilda Laurina, Vera Beatrice. Brother of Hilda Hill, who married Sid Branson and had four children: Doris, Denise, Valerie and Jeffrey.
'The East Akeley Deanery Parish Magazine, Holy Trinity Church, Barrow-on-Soar, November 1914 - 'The Roll of Honour - Serving - Listed among those serving in the different branches of His Majesty's Forces, and who have relatives and friends, and in most cases, parents in Barrow. Now serving with the 5th Battalion (Res.) Leicestershire Regiment - Cecil Hill.' 'The East Akeley Deanery Parish Magazine, Holy Trinity Church, Barrow-on-Soar, August 1916 - The Roll of Honour - Serving - Cecil Hill.'
Listed in "The War Graves of The British Empire Cemeteries And Churchyards in Leicestershire, Page 12" and The Register of Burials in The Burial Ground of Barrow-upon-Soar, Page 19, Entry 921".

 

 HILTON, MURRAY VENABLES
Colonel - 7th Battalion, East Lanc. Regiment, Formerly of the Worcestershire Regiment
Killed in action on Wednesday 20th October, 1915 Aged 59
Le Touret Military Cemetery, Richebourg-l'avoue, Pas De Calais, France - Grave Ref:  III. A. 28.
Son of Rev. Clarence Hilton and Mrs. Clarence Hilton (Nee Shirreff) of Kent. Husband of Mrs. Murray Hilton (Nee Watson), of 49, Warwick Gardens, Kensington, London.
'The East Akeley Deanery Parish Magazine, Holy Trinity Church, Barrow-on-Soar, November 1914 - 'The Roll of Honour - Serving - Listed among those serving in the different branches of His Majesty's Forces, and who have relatives and friends, and in most cases, parents in Barrow. Now serving with the INFANTRY - General Staff Officer Brevet Colonel M. V. Hilton'
'The East Akeley Deanery Parish Magazine, Holy Trinity Church, Barrow-on-Soar, November 1915 - The Roll of Honour - Killed in Action - Killed: Colonel Murray Venables Hilton - Much sorrow has been caused in Barrow by the news of the death of Colonel Hilton. He was hit while in the trenches by a grenade, and died unconscious and without suffering half-an-hour later, on October 21st. He has left a noble example of devotion to duty, having offered his services when long past military age, and we can but trust that his splendid example will be an inspiration for others who follow. He was educated at Rugby, Trinity College, Cambridge, and at Sandhurst. He obtained his first commission in the 1st Worcestershire Regiment, of which he became adjutant, and served many years in India. During the Boer War he raised the 4th Worcestershire Regiment, which he commanded until he retired. On the outbreak of the present war he was first employed in the Intelligence Department of the War Office, but preferring active service, he applied for the command of a battalion, and was appointed to the 7th East Lancashires, of which regiment he was in command when he was killed. Much sympathy is felt with Mrs. Hilton and family in their great and irreparable loss.'
'The East Akeley Deanery Parish Magazine, Holy Trinity Church, Barrow-on-Soar, August 1916 - The Roll of Honour - Remembered - Colonel Murray Venables Hilton, October 21st, 1915.' (Note date)
The East Akeley Deanery Parish Magazine, Holy Trinity Church, Barrow-on-Soar, March 1917 - The Roll of Honour - Remembered - Colonel Murray Venables Hilton, East Lancashires, 21st October, 1915. A simple laurel wreath was placed for each hero, tied with his regimental colours.'
Listed in "Officers Died in The Great War 1914-1919 Including Indian Army, The East Lancashire Regiment, Page 110, Column 2"

     

HUBBARD, BERTRAM 241810
Corporal - 2nd/5th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment
Died of Wounds, France & Flanders on Friday 7th December, 1917 Aged 25
Rocquigny-Equancourt Road British Cemetery, Manancourt, Somme, France -Grave Ref: Panel  VI. D. 17.
Son of John (died 13/11/16) and Sarah Jane (died 13/06/45) Hubbard, of New Street, Barrow-upon-Soar, Leic. Mother and father rest in Plot - 504, Barrow-upon-Soar Cemetery.                                                       
'The East Akeley Deanery Parish Magazine, Holy Trinity Church, Barrow-on-Soar, December 1915 - The Roll of Honour - Serving  - Since the Roll of Honour was first published in the magazine, the following have enlisted in one or other in the King's Forces: Bertram Hubbard.'
'The East Akeley Deanery Parish Magazine, Holy Trinity Church, Barrow-on-Soar, August 1916 - The Roll of Honour - Serving - Bertram Hubbard.'
'The East Akeley Deanery Parish Magazine, Holy Trinity Church, Barrow-on-Soar, January 1918 - The War - The Roll of Honour - Killed in Action - It is our sad duty to record the following casualty: Private Bertram Hubbard, 2/5th Leicesters, "died of wounds" December 7th, 1917. Much sympathy is felt for the relatives and friends in their bereavement and sorrow.'
'The East Akeley Deanery Parish Magazine, Holy Trinity Church, Barrow-on-Soar, September 1918 - Remembered - A Memorial Service - Was held for those who have made the Great Sacrifice for their country during the past twelve months was held on Saturday, September 28th, at 3 p.m. Named on the Roll of Honour: Private Bertram Hubbard, 2nd/5th Leicesters, December 7th, 1917.'
Listed on The Roll of Honour in The Humphrey Perkins School Library, Barrow-upon-Soar.
Listed in "Soldiers Died in The Great War 1914-1919, Part 22, The Leicestershire Regiment, Page 36"

    

HULL, PERCY G. RMA/13233
Gunner - Bombardier - Royal Marine Artillery, H.M.S. Vanguard, Royal Navy
Was killed in the explosion of the H.S. Vanguard Monday 9th July, 1917 Aged 23
Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England - Grave Ref:  Panel 27.
Son of George Lindsey (died 31/12/11) and Emma Lockwood(died 06/01/24) Plot-738 Barrow upon Soar Cemetery. Father was a coal merchant and carter. Siblings:- Rose Minnie, John, Lavinia. Percy was a former member of The Church Lads Brigade

At the outbreak of World War I, H.M.S. Vanguard joined the First Battle Squadron at Scapa Flow, and fought in the Battle of Jutland as part of the Fourth Battle Squadron. She was a part of the action from beginning to end, but did not suffer any damage or casualties.

Just before midnight on Monday, 9 July 1917 at Scapa Flow H.M.S. Vanguard suffered an explosion, probably caused by an unnoticed stoke-hold fire heating cordite stored against an adjacent bulkhead in one of the two magazines which served the amidships turrets P and Q. She sank almost instantly, killing an estimated 843 men; there were only two survivors. The site is now designated as a controlled site under the Protection of Military Remains Act.

In terms of loss of life, the destruction of the Vanguard remains the most catastrophic accidental explosion in the history of the UK, and one of the worst accidental losses of the Royal Navy.

'The East Akeley Deanery Parish Magazine, Holy Trinity Church, Barrow-on-Soar, November 1914 - The Roll of Honour - Serving -  Listed among those serving in the different branches of His Majesty's Forces, and who have relatives and friends, and in most cases, parents in Barrow. ROYAL MARINES -Percy Hull'
'The East Akeley Deanery Parish Magazine, Holy Trinity Church, Barrow-on-Soar, August 1916 - The Roll of Honour - Serving - Percy G. Hull.'
'The East Akeley Deanery Parish Magazine, Holy Trinity Church, Barrow-on-Soar, August 1917 - The Roll of Honour - Killed in Action - Gunner Percy Hull was lost in H.M.S. Vanguard which was sunk at anchor in Scapa Flow, Orkney Islands, on 09/07/17 with the loss of 807 lives.
'The East Akeley Deanery Parish Magazine, Holy Trinity Church, Barrow-on-Soar, November 1917 - Remembered - A Memorial Service - Was held on October 31st, 1917, for those who have made the great sacrifice for their country. Remembered was, Gunner Percy Hull, H.M.S. Vanguard, July 9th, 1917. It is believed that an explosion occurred due to 'unstable cordite'.

 

 

ILIFF, ROY 2621909
Guardsman - 6th Bn., Grenadier Guards
Died 12th June 1944 Aged 23
Cassino War Cemetery, Cassino, Italy - Grave Ref: Panel 3.
Son of Frederick William and Daisy Mary Iliff, of Barrow-upon-Soar, Leicestershire.
Brother Charles lived at Grey's Court - died in 2002.

 

 

   

                              ILIFFE, ALFRED 118054
Private - Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Died of  pneumonia at Newcastel-on-Tyne Friday 21st June, 1918 Aged 20
Military Stone, Regimental Crest 'At Rest'
Barrow-upon-Soar Cemetery, Leicestershire, England - Plot A -2 Rev. T. Stone
The Register of Burials in The Burial Ground of Barrow-upon-soar, Page 17, Entry 842
Son of William Stanley Cleveland (died 03/10/52) and Elizabeth (died 23/05/49) Illife, North Street, Barrow-upon-Soar, Leic. Mother and father rest in Plot - 1273, Barrow-upon-Soar Cemetery. Father was a shoe finisher and subsequently a fish dealer. Alfred was baptised 4 June 1889, at Barrow-upon-Soar. Siblings: - Mabel Maria, Robert Sidney.
'The East Akeley Deanery Parish Magazine, Holy Trinity Church, Barrow-on-Soar, July 1918  - The War - The Roll of Honour - Killed in Action - Funeral - The Funeral of Private Alfred Iliffe, of the Gloucester Regiment, who died of pneumonia in hospital, after having joined the Forces only about four weeks, took place on Wednesday, June 26th, with Military Honours, and was attended by a detachment of the V. T. C., the Grammar School Cadets, the Church Lads' Brigade and Training Corps., a Firing Party from Leicester, and the Barrow Silver Prize Band, which played the "Dead March" in Saul. At the grave the "Last Post"was sounded. Private Iliffe's father and eldest brother are in France, and much sympathy is felt for Mrs. Iliffe and the members of the family in their sorrow.'
'The East Akeley Deanery Parish Magazine, Holy Trinity Church, Barrow-on-Soar, September 1918 - Remembered - A Memorial Service - Was held for those who have made the Great Sacrifice for their country during the past twelve months was held on Saturday, September 28th, at 3 p.m. Named on the Roll of Honour: Private Alfred Iliffe, 4th Gloucesters, June 21st, 1918.'
Listed in "The War Graves of The British Empire Cemeteries and Churchyards in Leicestershire, Page 12" and The Register of Burials in The Burial Ground of Barrow-upon-soar, Page 17, Entry 842".

  

                                     

LAMB, DONALD LINDSEY 1584943
Sergeant/Pilot - Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Died on Thursday 30th August, 1945 Aged 20
Military Stone, RAF Crest, 'At The Going Down of The Sun And in The Morning We Will Remember Them'
Barrow-upon-Soar Cemetery, Leicestershire, England
Plot C-1032 Rev. W. H. Dew
Died from wounds at R.A.F. Hospital, Croft, Nr Darlington. He was killed on a training flight. Son of Francis Earle Bland(died 24/11/89) and Alma Beatrice Lamb (died 12/06/91) of Leicester. According to The Burial Records, mother, father and son rest in his Military Grave. Grave is tended from time to time.
Listed in "1939-1945 The Dead of The Commonwealth - Cemeteries and Churchyards in Leicestershire and Rutland, Page 2", and Register of The Burial Ground of Barrow-upon-Soar, Page 39, Entry 127 And Page 51.

  

 

 

 

  

LAWTON, HENRY JOSEPH 10221
Serjeant - 6th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment
Killed in action France and Flanders on Sunday 16th July, 1916
Thiepval Memorial, near Albert, Somme, France - Grave Ref: Pier and Face 2C & 3A


 

 

 

  

Joined The Royal Army at Chillwell, Nottingham. 'The East Akeley Deanery Parish Magazine, Holy Trinity Church, Barrow-on-Soar, November 1914 - The Roll of Honour - Serving - Listed among those serving in the different branches of His Majesty's Forces, and who have relatives and friends, and in most cases, parents in Barrow. 6th LEICESTERSHIRE BATTALION - Lance Corporal Henry Lawton.'
'The East Akeley Deanery Parish Magazine, Holy Trinity Church, Barrow-on-Soar, August 1916 - The Roll of Honour - Serving - Sergt. Henry Lawton.'
'The East Akeley Deanery Parish Magazine, Holy Trinity Church, Barrow-on-Soar, September 1916 - The Roll of Honour - Wounded or Missing - Sergeant Henry Lawton.'
'The East Akeley Deanery Parish Magazine, Holy Trinity Church, Barrow-on-Soar, March 1917 - The Roll of Honour - Killed in Action - Remembered - Sergt. Henry Lawton, 6th Leicesters, 14th July, 1916, only son. A simple laurel wreath was placed for each hero, tied with his regimental colours.' (Note date of death)
Listed in "Soldiers Died in The Great War 1914-1919, Part 22, Leicestershire Regiment, Page 41"     

    
 
 
LEE, JACOB J/22673
Leading Signalman - Royal Navy - H.M.S. Narbrough
Drowned at sea  on Saturday 12th January, 1918 Aged 21
Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Portsmouth, Southsea Common, Hampshire, England - Grave Ref:  29. Son of Henry and (?) Lee, of 21, Victoria Road, Holloway, London. Native of Loughborough, Leic.
Drowned at sea on H.M.S. Narbrough, a destroyer sunk in Western Europe 12 January 1918. First of many named after a naval commander, 1640-1686.
February 1918 - HMS Narbrough Deployed in Moray Firth with the Flotilla for minesweeping. February 2nd - Under air attacks in snow storm 15 miles north of Kinnaird Head. HMS Narbrough was hit by a bomb which exploded in the forward structure sustaining extensive damage causing flooding of both Boiler Rooms.  Attempted tow by HMS Harrier failed due to weather conditions. February 3rd  -  Ship capsized and drifted ashore 2 miles North of Lybster. Note:  54 of the ships' company lost their lives and survivors were rescued by ships of Flotilla. This was the first loss of a Fleet Minesweeper during WW2.

'The East Akeley Deanery Parish Magazine, Holy Trinity Church, Barrow-on-Soar, August 1916 - The Roll of Honour - Serving - Jacob Lee.'
'The East Akeley Deanery Parish Magazine, Holy Trinity Church, Barrow-on-Soar, December 1918 - The Roll of Honour - Drowned at Sea  - The following name is to be added to the Roll of Honour. We much regret to record the sad news that Private Jacob Lee, Royal Naval Division, 'drowned at sea' January 12th, 1918.'

 

LEWIN, JAMES HENRY 59994
Lance Corp. - 8th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Inf)
Killed in action on Friday 31st May, 1918
Born 1879
Sissonne British Cemetery, Aisne, France - Grave Ref:  B. 13.
*Are James Henry and Thomas Lewin related? Possible brothers.
Son of John and Ann Lewin of Barrow-upon-Soar. Father was a framework knitter.  James Henry was baptised 3 September 1881, at Barrow-upon-Soar. Siblings: - Possibly, Thomas who was killed 26 November 1916. James Henry Lewin was the first volunteer to come forward on September 29, 1914. He was also the last reported man from Barrow-upon-Soar to be killed in the war. Siblings: Thomas Lewin.
'The East Akeley Deanery Parish Magazine, Holy Trinity Church, Barrow-on-Soar, November 1914  - The Roll of Honour - Serving - Listed among those serving in the different branches of His Majesty's Forces, and who have relatives and friends, and in most cases, parents in Barrow. Now serving with the 5th Battalion (Res.) Leicestershire Regiment - James Henry Lewin.'
'The East Akeley Deanery Parish Magazine, Holy Trinity Church, Barrow-on-Soar, August 1916 - The Roll of Honour - Serving - James Henry Lewin.'
'The East Akeley Deanery Parish Magazine, Holy Trinity Church, Barrow-on-Soar, July 1918 - The Roll of Honour - Missing - Lance-Corporal James Henry Lewin, Machine Gun Coy., is reported missing, May 27th, 1918.'
IMPORTANT NOTE: 'The East Akeley Deanery Parish Magazine, Holy Trinity Church, Barrow-on-Soar, October 1919 - The Roll of Honour - Killed in Action  - We much regret to record that another name has to be added to The Roll of Honour, that of Lance-Corporal James Henry Lewin, Machine Gun Corps, whose death has only recently been officially confirmed as having taken place on May 27th, 1918. He was the first volunteer to come up on the platform at the enthusiastic meeting which was held on September 29th, 1914, in the Church School, which doubtless many will recall. All honour to his memory.'

 

 

LEWIN, THOMAS 31714
Private - 1st Garrison Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment
Died at home on Sunday 26th November, 1916 Aged 32
Military Stone Regimental Crest & Cross
Barrow-upon-Soar Cemetery, Leicestershire, England Plot C-649 Rev. W. H. Dew
Page 16, Entry 793
Wife, Sarah rests in same grave.
Are James Henry and Thomas Lewin related? Possible brothers. Son of John and (Sarah Lewin ,died 20/04/27, who rests in same grave) of Barrow-upon-Soar. Father was a framework knitter. Husband of Sarah Jane (nee Smith) Lewin married on 26 December 1907 at Barrow-upon-Soar. Thomas was baptised 6 May 1888, at Barrow-upon-Soar. Siblings: - Possibly, James Henry who was killed 31 May 1918. Siblings: - Rose, Anne, George, Charles, John Henry, Herbert,, Ernest, Lancelot, Alice
'The East Akeley Deanery Parish Magazine, Holy Trinity Church, Barrow-on-Soar, August 1916 - The Roll of Honour - Serving - Thomas Lewin.'
Listed in "Soldiers Died in The Great War 1914-1919, Part 22, Leicestershire Regiment, Page 70", and The Register of Burials in The Burial Ground of Barrow-upon-Soar, Page 16, Entry 793.

  

LOCKWOOD, ALBERT 243586
Private - 5th Battalion, Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment)
Killed in France and Flanders Monday 25th April, 1918 Aged 31
Pozieres Memorial, Pozieres, Somme, France - Grave Ref: Panel 31 & 32
Son of William and Agnes Lockwood, baptised, 1 July 1888, 1 year old. 'The East Akeley Deanery Parish Magazine, Holy Trinity Church, Barrow-on-Soar, November 1914 - The Roll of Honour - Serving - Listed among those serving in the different branches of His Majesty's Forces, and who have relatives and friends, and in most cases, parents in Barrow.

 

 

    

 Louisa Henson mother of Gunner George Henson Lockwood


 

 

  LOCKWOOD, GEORGE HENSON 77645Gunner - 226th Siege Battalion, Royal Garrison Artillery
Killed in action on Friday 29th March, 1918 Aged 29
Wimereux Communal Cemetery, Wimereux, Pas De Calias, France - Grave Ref: IX. A. 6.
Son of Henson (died 19/09/31 Plot-1192) and Louisa (died 24/01/44 Plot-1193) Lockwood, of Barrow-upon-Soar, Leic. Father was a labourer. George's mother faithfully visited her son's grave as often as she could. George was baptised 3 February 1889, at Barrow-upon-Soar.
'The East Akeley Deanery Parish Magazine, Holy Trinity Church, Barrow-on-Soar, August 1916 - The Roll of Honour - Serving - George Henson Lockwood.'
'The East Akeley Deanery Parish Magazine, Holy Trinity Church, Barrow-on-Soar, November 1917 - The Roll of Honour - Wounded - Private George H. Lockwood has been reported as wounded by enemy fire.'
'The East Akeley Deanery Parish Magazine, Holy Trinity Church, Barrow-on-Soar, April 1918 - The Roll of Honour - Wounded - Private George H. Lockwood R. G. A., has been reported as wounded.'
'The East Akeley Deanery Parish Magazine, Holy Trinity Church, Barrow-on-Soar, May 1918 - The War - The Roll of Honour - Killed in Action - Official news has been received that Gunner George Henson Lockwood, Garrison Artillery, died of wounds, March 29th, 1918. We desire to express our deep sympathy with the relatives and friends in their great sorrow.'
'The East Akeley Deanery Parish Magazine, Holy Trinity Church, Barrow-on-Soar, September 1918 - Remembered - A Memorial Service - Was held for those who have made the Great Sacrifice for their country during the past twelve months was held on Saturday, September 28th, at 3 p.m. Named on the Roll of Honour: Gunner George Henson Lockwood, Garrison Artillery, March 29th, 1918.'  Related to Terry, (wife Joyce) Noon, Barrow-upon-Soar

 
 

 LOOM, JOHN WALTER 4851326
Company Quartermaster Serjeant - North Staffordshire Regiment
Died Monday 3rd June, 1940 Aged 36
Dover (St. James's) Cemetery, Kent, England, UK - Grave Ref:  Row -G., Grave 17.
Son of John and Elizabeth Loom, of Barrow-upon-Soar, Leic.  Obituary from The Loughborough Echo - "DUNKIRK VICTIM IS 'MENTIONED' Mrs. H. Walton of 37, Melton Road, Barrow-on-Soar, has received news that her brother, the late Company Sergeant Major, J.W. Loom, has been mentioned in dispatches for distinguished service. C.S.M. Loom was killed
in action on June 3, 1940, during the Dunkirk evacuation, and is buried at Dover. He was 36, and had been in the service for 15 years with the North Staffordshire Regiment. When home on leave in 1933 he rescued a boy from drowning in the River Soar, for which he was awarded the certificate of the Royal Humane Society."

  

 

 
Private Frederick Harry Le Marchant Lovell shares a grave with an Australian soldier which was not unusual at the time.  Ironically he was killed on 11 November 1916.
 
LOVELL, FREDERICK HARRY LE MARCHANT 425 
Bombardier - Royal Horse Artillery, Notts.
Died of wounds Saturday 11th November, 1916
Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt-l'abbe, Somme, France - Grave Ref:  V. E. 17
The Year of Death of Bombardier F. Harry Le Marchant Lovell is incorrectly given as 1914 on The Roll of Honour. Correct DOD of 11/11/16 has been verified.
FREDERICK HARRY LE  MARCHANT LOVELL - It is reported that he died of his wounds at home. This is inconsistent with his place of burial as listed in Listed in "Soldiers Died in The Great War 1914-1919, Vol. 2, Page 268, Column 2". Was he sent home, and after dying, buried in France, or is he buried in Guernsey? He was born in St. Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands. He enlisted in Nottingham.
The year of death of Harry, as he was known, is incorrectly shown as 1914 on The Roll of Honour in Holy Trinity Church, Barrow-upon-Soar, Leic. According to The East Akeley Deanery Parish Magazine, Nov. 1914, Harry Le Marchant Lovell, is shown as serving with The Notts. Royal Horse Artillery. Again, in the August 1916 edition of the magazine, he is shown as still in 'Service to The King'. It is not until March 1917, that Harry Le Marchant Lovell is listed as 'killed in action.'
'The East Akeley Deanery Parish Magazine, Holy Trinity Church, Barrow-on-Soar, November 1914 - The Roll of Honour - Serving - Listed among those serving in the different branches of His Majesty's Forces, and who have relatives and friends, and in most cases, parents in Barrow. Serving with the Territorials - Notts. Royal Horse Artillery - Harry Le Marchant Lovell.'
'The East Akeley Deanery Parish Magazine, Holy Trinity Church, Barrow-on-Soar, August 1916 - The Roll of Honour - Serving - Harry le Marchant Lovell .'
'The East Akeley Deanery Parish Magazine, Holy Trinity Church, Barrow-on-Soar, March 1917 - The Roll of Honour - Killed in Action - Remembered - Private Harry le Marchant Lovell, Notts. R.H.A.. A simple laurel wreath was placed for each hero, tied with his regimental colours.' (Note no date of death)
Listed in "Soldiers Died in The Great War 1914-1919, Vol. 2, Page 268, Column 2". There is a suggestion that Le Marchant may be his mother's maiden name.

 

LOVETT, GEORGE WILLIAM  2453
Private - "B"Company. 1st/ 4th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment 
Killed in action on Tuesday 11th May, 1915 Aged 30
Packhorse Farm Shrine Cemetery, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium - Grave Ref:  E. 9.
Son of George (died 14/11/34) and Elizabeth (died 17/12/32) Lovett, of 17, Melton Road, Barrow-upon-Soar, Leic. Mother and father rest in Plot-1006, Barrow-upon-Soar Cemetery.  Husband of Letitia Lovett. Father of Clarence Victor. George's father was a labourer in the lime works. George was baptised 6 December 1885, at Barrow-upon-Soar. Siblings: - Maria, Charles, Harry, Norah, Frank.
'The East Akeley Deanery Parish Magazine, Holy Trinity Church, Barrow-on-Soar, November 1914 - The Roll of Honour - Listed among those serving in the different branches of His Majesty's Forces, and who have relatives and friends, and in most cases, parents in Barrow. Now serving with the 4th Leicestershire Battalion - George William Lovett.'
The East Akeley Deanery Parish Magazine, Holy Trinity Church, Barrow-on-Soar, July 1915 - The War - Killed in Action - The parish has now to mourn the loss of two who have laid down their lives in the service of the country: Private G. W. Lovett, and Private F. Towe.'
'The East Akeley Deanery Parish Magazine, Holy Trinity Church, Barrow-on-Soar, November 1915 - The Roll of Honour - Killed in Action - Private G. Lovett.'
'The East Akeley Deanery Parish Magazine, Holy Trinity Church, Barrow-on-Soar, August 1916 - The Roll of Honour - Killed in Action - George William Lovett, May 11th, 1915.'
'The East Akeley Deanery Parish Magazine, Holy Trinity Church, Barrow-on-Soar, March 1917 - The Roll of Honour -Remembered -Private George William Lovett, 4th Leicesters, 11th May, 1915. A simple laurel wreath was placed for each hero, tied with his regimental colours.' Listed in "Soldiers Died in The Great War 1914-1919, Part 22, Leicestershire Regiment, Page 26"

 

 

 LOVETT, HAROLD A/200343
Rifleman - 12th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps.
Died of wounds France and Flanders on Wednesday 22nd August, 1917 Aged 27
Etaples Military Cemetery, Etables, Pas De Calias, France - Grave Ref:  XXV. N. 13A
Son of Thomas and Ann Elizabeth Lovett, of Church Street, Barrow-upon-Soar, Leic. Harold was Born in Barrow-upon-Soar and baptised 4 April 1890, received, 24 May 1891. Father was a framework knitter. He enlisted in Loughborough, Leic. Siblings: - Albert, Edith Elizabeth, Herbert William.
'The East Akeley Deanery Parish Magazine, Holy Trinity Church, Barrow-on-Soar, August 1916 - The Roll of Honour - Serving - Harold Lovett.'
'The East Akeley Deanery Parish Magazine, Holy Trinity Church, Barrow-on-Soar, August 1917 - Promoted in Ranks - Private H. Lovett was promoted to Lance-Corporal.'
'The East Akeley Deanery Parish Magazine, Holy Trinity Church, Barrow-on-Soar, September 1917 - The War - The Roll of Honour - Killed in Action - Official news has been received that Rifleman Harold Lovett, King's Royal Rifles, died of wounds on August 22nd, 1917.'
'The East Akeley Deanery Parish Magazine, Holy Trinity Church, Barrow-on-Soar, November 1917 - Remembered - A Memorial Service - Was held on October 31st, 1917, for those who have made the great sacrifice for their country. Remembered was, Rifleman Harold Lovett, King's Royal Rifles, August 22nd, 1917.'

 

LOVETT, KENNETH HARRY 4859552
Lance Corporal - 1st Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment
Killed on Thursday 24th August, 1944 Aged 24
Hermanville War Cemetery, Calvados, France - Grave Ref:  2. H. 6.
Born on 5 Feb. 1923 the son of Harry (died 19/08/76) and Eliza (nee Cooke) Lovett, (died 18/01/52) of Barrow-upon-Soar. Mother and father rest in Plot-1362, Barrow-upon-Soar Cemetery.  Husband of Agnes Lamb Lovett (Still Living?). Is Agnes related to Donald Lindsey Lamb who was killed in WWII? Father was a labourer. Kenneth was baptised 25 March 1923, at Barrow-upon-Soar. Siblings: - Charles, Frank, Herbert, George William, Ellen Marie Joan. 

  

     

Private Thomas Lovett

  

LOVETT, THOMAS 240769
Private - 1st/5th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment 
Killed in action France and Flanders on Saturday 25th August, 1917 Aged 22
Philosophe British Cemetery, Mazingarbe, Pas De Calais, France - Grave Ref:  I. V. 6.
Born on 23 April 1895, the son of Edward and Jane Lovett of Barrow-upon-Soar, Leic. Father was a framework knitter and subsequently a club manager. Thomas was baptised on 9 June 1895, at Barrow-upon-Soar. Siblings: - John Edward, Jane, William.
'The East Akeley Deanery Parish Magazine, Holy Trinity Church, Barrow-on-Soar, November 1914 - The Roll of Honour - Serving - Listed among those serving in the different branches of His Majesty's Forces, and who have relatives and friends, and in most cases, parents in Barrow. Now serving with the 5th Battalion (Res.) Leicestershire Regiment - Thomas Lovett.'
'The East Akeley Deanery Parish Magazine, Holy Trinity Church, Barrow-on-Soar, August 1916 - The Roll of Honour - Serving - Thomas Lovett.' 'The East Akeley Deanery Parish Magazine, Holy Trinity Church, Barrow-on-Soar, November 1917 - Remembered - A Memorial Service - Was held on October 31st, 1917, for those who have made the great sacrifice for their country. Remembered was, Private Thomas Lovett, 1/5th Leicesters, August 25th, 1917.'
Listed in "Soldiers Died in The Great War 1914-1919, Part 22, The Leicestershire Regiment, Page "

  

LUMLEY, EDWARD RALPH 7914038Trooper - 9th Queen's Own Royal Lancers
Killed in Action Middle East on Friday 23rd January,1942 Aged 21
Commemorated on the Alamein Memorial, El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt - Column 18
Commemorated on family headstone near that of Frederick Haseldine, Barrow-upon-Soar Cemetery, Leicestershire, England, UK
Inscription on Headstone: Sacred to the Memory of Our Dearly Beloved Son and Brother Ralph E. Lumley of the 9th Queen's Own Royal Lancers Killed in Action Middle East January 23rd 1942, Aged 21 'To the World He Was Only One, to Us He Was All the World'
Born on 5 May 1920, son of Edward Dawson Lumley and Mary Ann Lumley lived in New Street, BOS in 1914 and 35 Beveridge Street in 1925. Siblings: Marie and an anonymous other according to baptism records. Edward was baptised on 20 May 1920 at Barrow-upon-Soar. 
Photo of Grave on File -Buried near Haseldine.
Not listed in Barrow-upon-Soar Burial Records or Barrow-upon-Soar Roll of Honour

 

 

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