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Anthony LOFTHOUSE

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Surname: LOFTHOUSE

Forename(s): Anthony

Place of Birth: Paythorne, Yorkshire

Service No: 13730

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

Battalion / Unit: 10th (Service) Battalion

Division: 23rd Division

Age: 23

Date of Death: 1916-10-05

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 6 A and 6 B.

CWGC Cemetery: ---

CWGC Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: GISBURN, YORKSHIRE

Local War Memorial: PAYTHORNE, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

Anthony Lofthouse (born 22 July 1893) was the son of John Thornber and Mary Jane Lofthouse, née Thompson. John was born at Paythorne, Yorkshire and Mary at Seaton Delaval, Northumberland. Anthony was the cousin of Private Anthony Thompson (12976) (q.v.) and a distant cousin of Private Richard Lofthouse (6407) (q.v.).

1901 Paythorne, Yorkshire Census: Paa - Anthony Lofthouse, aged 7 years, born Paythorne, son of John T. and Mary J. Lofthouse.

1911 Paythorne, Yorkshire Census: Paa - Anthony Lofthouse, aged 17 years, born Manor House, Paythorne, son of John Thornber Lofthouse, widower.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Anthony Lofthouse, 13730, W. Rid. R. Theatre of War first served in: (1) France. Date of entry therein: 26.8.1915. K. in A. 5.10.16.

British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte Anthony Lofthouse, 13730, 10th W. Rid. R. K. in A. 5.10.16.

Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pte Anthony Lofthouse, 13730, 10th Bn W. Riding. Date and Place of Death: 5.10.16 France. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Father - John T. £22 14s. 7d.

Photograph: 'West Yorkshire Pioneer' (3 November 1916).

Data Source: Local War Memorial

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Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:

LOFTHOUSE, Anthony, aged 23, West Riding Regiment, son of Mrs. J.T. Lofthouse, of Paa Farm Paythorne, killed in action 1916.

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Private Anthony LOFTHOUSE

Private Anthony LOFTHOUSE

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 23rd Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 23rd Division

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Surname: LOFTHOUSE

Forename(s): Anthony

Born: Paythorne, Yorks

Residence: Paythorne

Enlisted: Settle, Yorks

Number: 13730

Rank: Private

Regiment: Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)

Battalion: 10th Battalion

Decorations:

Died Date: 05/10/16

Died How: Killed in action

Theatre of War: France & Flanders

Notes:

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Surname: LOFTHOUSE

Forename(s): Anthony

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 13730

Rank: Private

Regiment: Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)

Unit: 10th Bn.

Age: 23

Awards:

Died Date: 05/10/1916

Additional Information: Son of John Thornber Lofthouse and Mary Jane Lofthouse, of Park Rd., Gisburn, Clitheroe, Yorks.

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‘The Clitheroe Advertiser and Times’ (22 September 1939)

(Kindly supplied by Shirley Penman of Clitheroe and Dorothy Falshaw of Gisburn)

TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO

ITEMS FROM OUR ISSUES OF SEPTEMBER 18th 1914

Recruits from Waddington who joined Mr. Tunstill’s Settle Company of the Duke of Wellington’s West Riding Regiment, were Joseph B. Hartley, Albert Herd, Harry Smith, Thomas Rigby and William Watson. Grindleton: William I. Bell, James W. Clarkson, Joshua Crossley, and William Walker. Gisburn: Anthony Lofthouse and John Robinson. Newsholme: Thomas E. Askew, Carl P. Braithwaite [Branthwaite], Benjamin A. Butler and William H. Scott.

BRITISH BATTALIONS ON THE SOMME, by Ray Westlake (Pen & Sword Books Limited 1994)

10th (Service) Bn. Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

To front line Le Sars (2/10). Small party entered Flers support north off Bapaume Road (4/10) – held until bombs and ammunition ran out. In support during attack on Le Sars (7/10).

[Anthony Lofthouse was killed in action on the 5th October 1916.]

England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966

1948

LOFTHOUSE John Thornber of Park-road Gisburn Yorkshire died 21 August 1948 Probate Lancaster 5 October to Jane Elizabeth Askew (wife of Thomas Edward Askew) and Grace Dunford (wife of James Dunford). Effects £6703 2s. 2d.

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Unknown platoon of 'A' Company, 10th (Service) Battalion, Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment), Aldershot, 1914

Unknown platoon of 'A' Company, 10th (Service) Battalion, Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment), Aldershot, 1914

Photograph sent home to his parents at Bolton by Bowland by Pte Henry (Harry) Valance Killeen (13738). Henry is standing, with his hands behind his back, 11th from right. His brother, Pte Reginald Victor Whiteley Killeen (q.v.), was killed in action on the 25 January 1916

Courtesy of Paula Ann Payne (née Bailey), Barnoldswick

'A' Company, 10th (Service) Battalion The Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment), Bramshott, August, 1915

'A' Company, 10th (Service) Battalion The Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment), Bramshott, August, 1915

Courtesy of Bernard Ideson

Names of identified officers and other ranks on above photograph

Names of identified officers and other ranks on above photograph

ROLL CALL OF THE SKIPTON DIVISION LIBERAL & CONSERVATIVE ASSOCIATIONS, August 4th 1914 - August 4th 1916

ROLL CALL OF THE SKIPTON DIVISION LIBERAL & CONSERVATIVE ASSOCIATIONS, August 4th 1914 - August 4th 1916

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03 November 1916

PAYTHORNE – Cr. J. T. Lofthouse’s Loss

At the monthly meeting of Bowland Rural Council on Monday a vote of condolence was passed with Mr. J. T. Lofthouse, Paythorne, in the loss of his only son who was killed in France a few weeks ago. In moving the resolution, the Chairman said that if there was any consolation for Mr. Lofthouse, it was the knowledge that his son died in the service of his King and Country. The resolution was seconded by Mr. Gill, and the members signified their approval by standing.

10 October 1918

GISBURNE - Wedding

Private John Askew, Duke of Wellington’s Regiment, son of Mr. and Mrs. Askew, Demesne Farm, Newsholme, was married on October 10th to Miss Violet Lofthouse, third daughter of Mr. John Lofthouse, Pad [Paa] Farm, Paythorne. The bridegroom was on short draft leave and has now returned to his unit. It is interesting to note that in his final marksmanship test a short time ago he gained 123 out of a possible 125 points. The bride, who was dressed in a brown and fawn coat frock with a hat of fawn velour, was attended by the bridegroom’s sister, Mrs. Tom Smith, and Miss Hannah Askew, and the bride’s sister, Miss Grace Lofthouse. Miss Lofthouse gave her sister away, and the ‘best man’ and groomsman were Private Tom Smith, the bridegroom’s brother-in-law, home on leave from France, and Mr. T. Askew, cousin of the bridegroom. The ceremony was performed in the Gisburne Parish Church by the Rev. C.C. Brodhurst, rector of Bolton-by-Bowland, in the absence of the Vicar of the Parish.

[The above marriage is of the sister of the late Private Anthony Lofthouse, killed in action, 5 October 1916.]

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25 September 1914

THE ROLL OF HONOUR

The following men have answered the appeal by joining the Settle Company of the 10th Battalion of the Duke of Wellington’s West Riding Regiment:–

From Austwick – William Hoyle, Wilson Pritchard, Samuel Shepherd, Fred Swale, John William Thistlewaite, George Thistlewaite.
Airton – Kayley Earnshaw.
Arncliffe – Percy Hodgson, John Simpson.
Bolton-by-Bowland – Irvine Clark, Jim Coates, Richard Davies Ellison, Harold Greenhow, Edward Victor Grubb, James Mason, Robert Singleton, Joseph Chapman Syers.
Bell Busk – Leonard Fox.
Clapham – Albert Edward Drury, Arthur Herbert Procter.
Grindleton – William Irvin Bell, James Wilding Clarkson, Joshua Crossley, William Walker.
Gisburn – Anthony Lofthouse, John Robinson.
Hellifield – James John Angus, Charles Graham, Thomas Harding, Charles Harwood, Sidney Hoar, John Ernest Linnett, Joseph Edward Preston, Thomas Procter, Christopher Ralph, Norman Roberts, Fred Graham.
Horton – John Bruce Davidson.
Ingleton – Hugh Robinson.
Longpreston – Arthur Bailey, Thomas Garnett, John Henry Hitchin, Henry Edward Horner, William Jones, James Kayley, Job Kayley, Arthur Lawson, William Henry Metcalfe, Joseph Parker, William Procter, William Rawlinson.
Langcliffe – Richard Butler, Thomas Henry Edmondson.
Marton – John Beckwith.
Malham – James Swinbank.
Newsholme – Thomas Edward Askew, Carl Parrington Branthwaite, Benjamin Ashton Butler, William Henry Scott.
Otterburn – Harry Gilbert Tunstill.
Settle – Robert William Bell, Ernest Campbell, George Clark, John Thomas Cockerill, Robert Cresswell, Herbert Dickinson, William Edward Gibson, George Jellett, Thomas Laytham, Robert Henry Maunders, Robert Newhouse, Walter Umpleby, Thomas Walsh, Solomon Richard Webb.
Stainforth – Walter Dinsdale.
Slaidburn – Edwin Isherwood, Walter Isherwood, Abel Moore, Charles Edward Parker, George Whitfield.
Wigglesworth – Fred Metcalfe, George Oversby.
Waddington – Joseph Barrett Hartley, Albert Hird [Herd], Harry Smith, Thomas Rigby, William Watson.

03 November 1916

PAYTHORNE FARMER’S SON KILLED

Mrs. J. T. Lofthouse, of Paa Farm, Paythorne, has received information that his son, Pte. Anthony Lofthouse, of the West Riding Regiment, has been killed in action.

Pte. Lofthouse, who was an only son, and 23 years of age, enlisted in Capt. Tunstill’s troop in September, 1914, going out to France a year later. He will be much missed in the neighbourhood, for he was of a happy and genial disposition.

Pte. B. Butler, writing to Mr. Lofthouse, says:– “I am extremely sorry to have to break the news to you. Anthony got killed by a shell in a bombing expedition on October 5th. I feel very much upset about him. We were good pals, and he was greatly respected by all the lads in the company. I shall miss him very much. I saw him buried and got some of his belongings, so I will see you get them. We have had a rough time of it lately, but are out of the trenches now for a rest."

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    One Response to Anthony LOFTHOUSE

    1. Lisa Blackburn July 2, 2019 at 11:53 pm #

      Hey just want to say thank you for all this info on my great uncle Anthony Lofthouse. I hope to visit Paa this summer 2019 and see his memorial plaque on the Paythorne Methodist Church. There are some things here that I have not seen.

      Much appreciated and thank you from our family for keeping Pte. Anthony Lofthouse memory alive.

      Cheers
      Lisa Blackburn
      Vancouver, Canada

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