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Maurice LUND

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Surname: LUND

Forename(s): Maurice

Place of Birth: Horton-in-Ribblesdale, Yorkshire

Service No: 266943

Rank: Private

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

Battalion / Unit: 2/6th Battalion

Division: 62nd (2/West Riding) Division

Age: 20

Date of Death: 1917-11-27

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Panel 6 and 7.

CWGC Cemetery: ---

CWGC Memorial: CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: SKIPTON, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

Maurice Lund was the son of John and Margaret Ann Lund, née Mattinson. John was born at Newby near Capham, Yorkshire and Margaret at Leck near Cowan Bridge, Lancashire.

1901 Skipton, Yorkshire Census: Queen's Court - Maurice Lund, aged 3 years, born Settle, Yorkshire, son of John and Margaret Ann Lund.

1911 Skipton, Yorkshire Census: 14, Dawson Street - Maurice Lund, aged 13 years, born Brackenbottom, Settle, Yorkshire, son of John and Margaret Ann Lund.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Maurice Lund, 266943, W. Rid. R.

British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte Maurice Lund, 266943, 2/6 W. Rid. R. Pres died 27.11.17.

Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pte Maurice Lund, 266943, 2/6th Bn W. Riding. Date and Place of Death: 27.11.17 France. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Father - John. £15 19s. 8d.

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:

LUND, Maurice, aged 20, West Riding Regiment, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Lund, 14, Dawson Street, Skipton, missing Nov. 27, 1917, now presumed killed.

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Private Maurice LUND

Private Maurice LUND

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: 62nd (2/West Riding) Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 62nd (2/West Riding) Division

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Surname: LUND

Forename(s): Maurice

Born: Horton in Ribblesdale, Yorks

Residence:

Enlisted: Skipton, Yorks

Number: 266943

Rank: Private

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

Battalion: 2/6th Battalion

Decorations:

Died Date: 27/11/17

Died How: Killed in action

Theatre of War: France & Flanders

Notes:

Data from Commonwealth War Graves Commission Records

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Surname: LUND

Forename(s): Maurice

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 266943

Rank: Private

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

Unit: 2nd/6th Bn.

Age:

Awards:

Died Date: 27/11/1917

Additional Information:

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22 March 1918

SKIPTON SOLDIER’S FATE

Mr. and Mrs. J. Lund, of 14 Dawson Street, Skipton, who have been much concerned as to the fate of their son, Private Maurice Lund, since November 27th last when he was reported missing, have now received information from the Red Cross Society which practically makes his death an established fact. It appears from enquiries made by the Society in Germany that a report concerning Pte. Lund appeared on lists despatched from Berlin on February 12th last, showing that a disc bearing his name, number, &c., was taken from a fallen soldier at Bourlon Wood, and sent in from the German Central Effects Bureau without further particulars. Twenty years of age, Pte. Lund enlisted in the West Riding Regiment in November 1915, and had been in France since February 1917. He was apprenticed to the trade of joinery on the Skipton Castle Estate, and was one of four brothers serving; the others being Pte. John Lund, West Yorkshire Regiment, Trooper William Lund and Trooper Tom Lund, both in Egypt with the Middlesex Yeomanry.

29 November 1918

LUND – In sad but loving memory of our dear son and brother, Private Maurice Lund, Duke of Wellington’s Regiment, who was killed in action November 27th, 1917.

We pictured him safe returning,
We longed to clasp his hand;
But God has postponed the meeting
Till we meet in the better land.

From Mother, Father and Sisters, 51 Castle Street, Skipton, and his three Brothers serving.

23 February 1923

ODDFELLOWS’ WAR MEMORIAL

UNVEILING CEREMONY AT A SKIPTON LODGE

OVER 200 WHO SERVED

There was a large attendance of local members of the Independent Order of Oddfellows at the Friendly Societies’ Hall, Skipton, on Saturday afternoon, on the occasion of the unveiling of a war memorial to the members of the Loyal Traveller’s Friend Lodge, I.O.O.F, M.U., who fell in the war.

The Memorial takes the form of a beautifully designed scroll within an oak frame with a glass front, the work of Mr. H. Spencer, junr., and it bears the inscription:–

LOYAL/TRAVELLER’S FRIEND LODGE,/SKIPTON DISTRICT ./I.O.O.F. ROLL OF HONOUR M.U./OF/THOSE MEMBERS OF THIS LODGE WHO FOUGHT FOR THEIR KING AND COUNTRY TO UPHOLD THE SACRED CAUSES OF BROTHERHOOD AND HUMANITY IN THE GREAT WAR, 1914–1918.

Below the inscription are the names of 173 members who served in the war, and of the 40 members who were killed. The names of the fallen occupy a central position on the scroll, and above them are the following words:–

IN MEMORIAM
OF THOSE WHO MADE THE
SUPREME SACRIFICE.
THEIR HEARTS ARE LIFTED UP
THEIR HEARTS
THAT HAVE FOREKNOWN
THE UTTER PRICE,
THEIR HEARTS BURN
UPWARD AS A FLAME
OF SPLENDOUR AND OF
SACRIFICE

The names of the fallen are as follows:– H. Armstrong, J.J. Brown, J. Barrett, Robt. Brown, W.W. Bell, A. Clayton, W.H. Coles, T.C. Chew, Tom Downes, T.M. Drummond, Jos. Emmott, Thos. Edmondson, J. Easterby, F. Gallagher, J.W. Garwood, G.E. Godwin, S.J. Hargreaves, M. Hargreaves, A. Hebden, J. Hebden, A. Hawkswell, T.E. Inman, M. Lund, R.C. [R.G.] Metcalfe, Hbt. Maudsley, Hy. Maudsley, A.J. Pimnock [Pinnock], H.Y. [Harry] Riley, T.W. Storey, J.H. Stewart, R. Spencer, J.W. Shuttleworth, Wm. Tempest, Hbt. Thompson, Fred Thornton, J.W. Varley, John Ward, J.A. Whittaker, J.W. Whittaker, and R.D. Whittaker.

The Unveiling Ceremony

The unveiling ceremony was presided over by Bro. Thos. Bellamy, and was performed by Bro. Amos Culpan, Prov. C.S., and a simple service included the singing of the hymns, ‘O God our help’ and Kipling’s Recessional, ‘God of our fathers,’ and the reading of a portion of Scripture, and the offering of a prayer by Bro. James Greenwood, of Bradford, and formerly of Skipton.

Bro. Bellamy observed that those members of the Lodge whom they were met to honour went into battle, suffered untold privations, and, in many cases, made the supreme sacrifice. They gave their lives in defence of their homes and their country. Further than that, they gave their lives for justice and freedom, and in order that we might live. It was the duty of Oddfellows, equally as much as other sections of the community, to do everything within their power to make the country better for that sacrifice. “In the time of our prosperity,” concluded Bro. Bellamy, “never let us forget those who served us in the time of our adversity.”

A Lesson of the War

Prior to unveiling the memorial, Bro. Culpan described the ceremony he had been asked to perform as one not unattended by sorrow. It was an occasion upon which one felt a desire to make their Order better for the sacrifice of its members, and to extend the true spirit of brotherhood. In nearly 4,000 of their Lodges they would find a roll of honour. Over 22,000 of their members made the supreme sacrifice, and thousands of others were ruined and shattered in health and without prospects for the future. Each and all of them ought to perform some daily service that would make the sacrifice of those men worth while. One result of the terrible ordeal of 1914 to 1918 was the creation of a better feeling between men, and a desire to break down the class barriers that formerly existed. That was one of the great lessons of the war.

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22 March 1918

LUND – Reported missing since Nov. 27th, 1917, Pte. Maurice Lund, of the West Riding Regiment, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Lund, of 14, Dawson Street, Skipton, aged 20.

22 March 1918

CRAVEN AND THE WAR

Private M. Lund Presumed Killed

Pte. Maurice Lund, of the West Riding Regiment, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Lund, of 14, Dawson Street., Skipton, who has been reported missing since Nov. 27th, 1917, is now presumed killed. Numerous inquiries as to his whereabouts have been made, and his parents have recently received a communication from the British Red Cross Society stating that a report appears on lists despatched from Berlin on Feb. 12th last, that their son’s disc was taken from a fallen soldier at Bourlon Wood and sent in through the German Central Effects Bureau without further particulars. Pte. Land, who was 20 years of age, enlisted in November, 1915, and went to France in February, 1917. He was formerly employed as apprentice joiner on the Skipton Castle Estate. He was one of four brothers serving, the other three being Pte. John Lund, of the West Yorkshire Regiment, and Trooper Wm. Lund and Trooper Tom Lund, who are in Egypt with the Middlesex Yeomanry.

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