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John Edward LOVICK

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Surname: LOVICK

Forename(s): John Edward

Place of Birth: Bacup, Lancashire

Service No: L/17356

Rank: L/Bombardier

Regiment / Corps / Service: Royal Field Artillery

Battalion / Unit: 'B' Battery 170th Brigade

Division: 31st Division

Age: 22

Date of Death: 1918-03-27

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: XXXI. J. 12A.

CWGC Cemetery: ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY

CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: BARNOLDSWICK, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

John Edward Lovick was the son of Henry and Elizabeth Ann [Lizzie] Lovick, née Hartley, and was the brother of Private Roland Lovick (51995) (q.v.). Their father was born at Todmorden, Yorkshire and mother at Bacup, Lancashire.

1901 Bacup, Lancashire Census: 45, Plantation Street - John Edw. Lovick, aged 5 years, born Bacup, son of Henry and Elizabeth Ann Lovick.

1911 Bacup, Lancashire Census: 3, Venture Street - John Edward Lovick, aged 15 years, born Bacup, son of Henry and Elizabeth Ann Lovick.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Gnr John E. Lovick, L/17356, R.F.A. Theatre of War: (3) Egypt. Qualifying date [for 1914-15 Star]: 29.12.15. Deceased.

British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: L/Bdr John E. Lovick, L/17356, R.F.A. Dead 27.3.18.

Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Gnr (paid L/Bdr) John Edward Lovick, L17356, B/170 Bde R.F.A. Date and Place of Death: 27.3.18 France. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Mother Sole Legatee - Elizabeth A. £24 12s. 3d.

John and Roland are commemorated on the Bacup Roll of Honour Board.

A short biography of John is included in: ‘Barnoldswick - A small Town’s part in conflicts 1800 to 2014’ by Peter Ian Thompson (2014).

Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entry

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Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:

LOVICK, Bombadier J.R., aged 22 years, R.F.A., 207, Gisburn Road, [Barnoldswick], died of wounds March 26, 1918.

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L/Bombardier John Edward LOVICK

L/Bombardier John Edward LOVICK

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Royal Field Artillery

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Royal Field Artillery

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 31st Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 31st Division

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Soldiers Died Data for Soldier Records

Surname: LOVICK

Forename(s): John Edward

Born: Bacup

Residence:

Enlisted: Bacup, Lancs

Number: L/12356 [sic]

Rank: P/L/Bdr

Regiment: Royal Horse Artillery & Royal Field Artillery

Battalion:

Decorations:

Died Date: 27/03/18

Died How: Died of wounds

Theatre of War: France & Flanders

Notes:

Data from Commonwealth War Graves Commission Records

CWGC Data for Soldier Records

Surname: LOVICK

Forename(s): John Edward

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: L/17356

Rank: Lance Bombardier

Regiment: Royal Field Artillery

Unit: "B" Bty. 170th Bde.

Age: 22

Awards:

Died Date: 27/03/1918

Additional Information: Son of Elizabeth Ann Lovick, of 3A, Palatine Rd., Blackpool, Lancs, and the late Henry Lovick. Native of Bacup, Lancs. (CWGC Headstone Personal Inscription: PEACE PERFECT PEACE)

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L/Bombardier John Edward Lovick

L/Bombardier John Edward Lovick

Courtesy of Frances Roberts, née Alty

Memorial Scroll

Memorial Scroll

Courtesy of Frances Roberts, née Alty

Etaples Military Cemetery

Etaples Military Cemetery

CWGC Headstone

Etaples Military Cemetery

Etaples Military Cemetery

CWGC Headstone - personal inscription

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12 April 1918

Bombardier J. R. Lovick, Barnoldswick

Letters received by Mrs. H. Lovick, 207 Gisburn Road, show that the death of her eldest son, Bombardier John Edward Lovick, R.F.A., took place on the 26th March. He was wounded whilst taking despatches to headquarters, and died in the train on the way to the base hospital. The chaplain wrote stating he had been buried at Etaples. Bombardier Lovick was 22 years of age and a native of Bacup. He went to France in January, 1916.

19 July 1918

KILLED WHILE SLEEPING – Barnoldswick Widow's Double Sacrifice

Mrs. Lovick, 207 Gisburn Road, Barnoldswick, received on Saturday morning the distressing news that her second son, Private Roland Lovick, K.O.Y.L.I., had been killed in France. This is the second bereavement she has suffered within the space of four months, her eldest son Bombardier J. E. Lovick, R.F.A., having been killed on March 27th. Private R. Lovick, who had been in France just over three months, was killed on the 2nd inst., six days before attaining the age of 19. In a letter of condolence to Mrs. Lovick, Captain Leach writes:– “He was sleeping in bivouac in our Company Camp, with two other young soldiers, when a shell burst near them, and they had no knowledge whatever of what happened. This was in the early morning of July 2nd.”

It is a pathetic coincidence that the older brother met his death on the same day the younger left England. Private Lovick was formerly a weaver at Messrs. Nutter’s Bankfield Shed.

09 August 1918

LOVICK – In loving memory of Bombardier J. E. Lovick, R.F.A., killed in action March 27th, 1918, also Private R. Lovick (brother), killed July 2nd, 1918.

We pictured their safe returning,
We longed to clasp their hands,
But God has postponed the meeting,
Till we meet in the Better Land.

From Grandad and Grandma, Uncles and Aunts, Barnoldswick.

04 July 1919

LOVICK – In loving memory of my dear sons, Bdr. J. E. Lovick, killed March 27, 1918, and Pte. Roland Lovick, killed July 2nd, 1918.

We look around, but see them not;
We list, but hear no more
The welcome of the well-known voices
That cheered our hearts of yore.

From Mother, Sisters and Brother, 207 Gisburn Road, Barnoldswick.

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12 April 1918

LOVICK – Died of wounds, March 26th, Bombardier John Edward Lovick, R.F.A., son of Mrs. H. Lovick, of 207, Gisburn Road, Barnoldswick, aged 22.

12 April 1918

CRAVEN AND THE WAR

Died of Wounds

Letters received by Mrs. H. Lovick, 207, Gisburn Road, Barnoldswick, report the death of her eldest son, Bomdr. John Edward Lovick, R.F.A., on March 26th. He was wounded whilst taking despatches to headquarters, and died in the train on the way to the base hospital. The chaplain wrote stating he had been buried at Etaples. Bdr. Lovick was 22 years of age, and a native of Bacup. He went to France in January, 1916.

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