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Edward LOVEDAY

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Surname: LOVEDAY

Forename(s): Edward

Place of Birth: Rotherham, Yorkshire

Service No: 71778

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)

Battalion / Unit: 1st Battalion

Division: 24th Division

Age: 35

Date of Death: 1918-11-14

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: S. III. EE. 9.

CWGC Cemetery: ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN

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Local War Memorial(s): Not Listed (View Names Not Listed on a Local War Memorial)

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Edward Loveday was the son of James Wood and Elizabeth Loveday, née Cox. James was born at Little Oakley and Elizabeth at Brigstock, Northamptonshire.

1891 Kimberworth, Yorkshire Census: 78, Regent Street - Edward Loveday, aged 8 years, born Masbrough, Yorkshire, son of James W. and Elizabeth Loveday.

1901 Rotherham, Yorkshire Census: 78, Regent Street - Edward Loveday, aged 18 years, born Rotherham, Yorkshire, son of James W. and Elizabeth Loveday.

Edward was married to Lucy Ethel Hawcroft in 1906.

1911 Rotherham, Yorkshire Census: 67, Regent Street - Edward Loveday, aged 28 years, born Rotherham, husband of Lucy Ethel Loveday.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Edward Loveday, GS/71778, R. Fus.

British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte Edward Loveday, GS/71778, Theatres of war in which served: 1(a) [France and Belgium] 17 R. Fus. 6.2.18 to 18.7.18.; 1 R. Fus. 19.7.18 to 14.11.18. D/W 14.11.18.

Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pte Edward Loveday, G/71778, 1st Btn R. Fus. Date and Place of Death: 14.11.18 France wounds. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Widow and sole legatee - Lucy E. £22 10s. 1d.

Edward served with the 17th (Service) Bn Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) (Empire) from 6 February to 18 July 1918. Then from 19 July to 14 November 1918 with the 1st Bn Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). He was wounded several days before the Armistice and died on the 14 November.

Data Source: Craven Herald Article

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Private Edward LOVEDAY

Private Edward LOVEDAY

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 24th Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 24th Division

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Surname: LOVEDAY

Forename(s): E

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 71778

Rank: Private

Regiment: Royal Fusiliers

Unit: 1st Bn.

Age: 35

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Died Date: 14/11/1918

Additional Information: Son of James Wood Loveday, of Rotherham; husband of Lucy Ethel Loveday, of "Norwood," 172B, Ferham Rd., Rotherham. (CWGC Headstone Personal Inscription: PEACE)

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THE ROYAL FUSILIERS IN THE GREAT WAR by H.C. O’Neill O.B.E. (William Heinemann 1922)

The Battle of the Sambre

The 1st Royal Fusiliers attacked on November 5th, advancing from Jenlain, and on the high ground east of Wargnies le Grand, passing through the 73rd Brigade. After an advance of about 5,000 yards the troops came into contact with the enemy about 1,000 yards west of the Hogneau stream, which casts a wide loop about Bavai, to the east. At this point there was considerable machine-gun fire, and the barrage put down did not effect the position. The battalion therefore held their ground for the night. At dawn on November 6th the battalion advanced, but were held up on the east bank of the river, as all attempts to carry the high ground to the east proved unsuccessful. The German rearguards were very stubborn on this part of the front. The next day the 3rd Rifle Brigade passed through the battalion, who on the 8th went into billets at Bavai, where they still lay on November 11th.

[Private Edward Loveday was fatally wounded in this battle.]

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Private Edward Loveday

Private Edward Loveday

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Private Edward Loveday

Private Edward Loveday

Photograph of the grave of Private Edward Loveday sent to his next of kin by the I.W.G.C.

Photograph of the grave of Private Edward Loveday sent to his next of kin by the I.W.G.C.

Memorial Scroll accompanying the next of kin Memorial Plaque for Private Edward Loveday

Memorial Scroll accompanying the next of kin Memorial Plaque for Private Edward Loveday

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Craven Herald and Wensleydale Standard Logo

22 November 1918

INGLETON'S TOLL – TWO MORE KILLED

Private E. Loveday has also been killed in action. He will be remembered as the son-in-law of Mr. Hawcroft, who carried on business at Ingleton some years ago as a grocer and confectioner.

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    One Response to Edward LOVEDAY

    1. Jeremy Small November 11, 2016 at 5:24 am #

      Thank you for these records. Edward was my Great Grandfather on my mothers side.

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