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Richard LOFTHOUSE

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Surname: LOFTHOUSE

Forename(s): Richard

Place of Birth: Marton (near Skipton), Yorkshire

Service No: 6407

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: Lancers, 17th (Duke of Cambridge’s Own)

Battalion / Unit: ---

Division: 4th Cavalry Division

Age: 24

Date of Death: 1917-08-09

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: III. D. 17.

CWGC Cemetery: EPEHY WOOD FARM CEMETERY, EPEHY

CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: GISBURN, YORKSHIRE

Local War Memorial: PAYTHORNE, YORKSHIRE

Local War Memorial: RIMINGTON, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

Richard Lofthouse (born 16 December 1892) was the son of George and Mary Agnes Lofthouse, née Fell. George was born at Rimington and Mary at Settle, Yorkshire. Richard was a distant cousin of Private Anthony Lofthouse (13730) (q.v.) and Private Anthony Thompson (12976) (q.v.).

1901 Paythorne, Yorkshire Census: Richard Lofthouse, aged 8 years, born Marton, Yorkshire, son of George and Mary A. Lofthouse.

1911 Rimington, Yorkshire Census: Manor House - Richard Lofthouse, aged 18 years, born Marton, Yorkshire. [Richard was employed by John William Gill, Farmer.]

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Richard Lofthouse, L/6407, 17th Lrs. Theatre of War first served in: (1) France. Date of entry therein: 20.4.15. K. in A. 9.8.17.

British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte Richard Lofthouse, 6407, 17th Lcrs. Killed in Action 9.8.17.

Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pte Richard Lofthouse, 6407, 17 Lancers. Date and Place of Death: 9.8.17. In Action. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Father - George. £8 9s. 11d. (6.11.17.). Mother Executor - Mary Ann [sic] and John Thornber [Lofthouse]. £14 0s. 0d. (29.11.19.).

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Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Lancers, 17th (Duke of Cambridge’s Own)

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Lancers, 17th (Duke of Cambridge’s Own)

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 4th Cavalry Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 4th Cavalry Division

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Surname: LOFTHOUSE

Forename(s): Richard

Born: Skipton, Yorks

Residence: Gisburn, York

Enlisted: Blackburn

Number: 6407

Rank: Private

Regiment: Household Cavalry and Cavalry of the Line (incl. Yeomanry and Imperial Camel Corps)

Battalion: 17th Lancers (Duke of Cambridge's Own)

Decorations:

Died Date: 09/08/17

Died How: Killed in action

Theatre of War: France & Flanders

Notes:

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Surname: LOFTHOUSE

Forename(s): Richard

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: L/6407

Rank: Private

Regiment: 17th Lancers (Duke of Cambridge's Own)

Unit:

Age: 24

Awards:

Died Date: 09/08/1917

Additional Information: Son of Mary Agnes Lofthouse, of Crow Park, Gisburn, Clitheroe. (CWGC Headstone Personal Inscription: FAITHFUL UNTO THE END)

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

1918

LOFTHOUSE George of Higher House Farm Paythorne Yorkshire died 4 March 1918 Probate London 13 May to Mary Agnes Lofthouse widow and John Thornber Lofthouse farmer. Effects £486 4s. 4d.

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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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08 March 1918

GISBURNE – Bereavement

Mr. George Lofthouse, of Higher House Farm, Paythorne, a farmer much respected by his neighbours and friends, died at his home on Tuesday morning, March 5th, aged 53. He had taken Crow Park, Gisburne, as from the coming May. He leaves a widow and five children, his eldest son being in the Army. His second son was killed in 1917. The funeral took place on Thursday afternoon in the Gisburne Churchyard.

[Father of Private Richard Lofthouse, who was killed in action, 9 August 1917.]

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08 March 1918

GISBURN

DEATHS – Mr. George Lofthouse, of Higher House Farm, Paythorne, a man much respected by his friends and brother farmers, died at his home on Tuesday morning, aged 63. He had been troubled for a long time with ill-health, and his death was not unexpected. He leaves a widow and five children, his eldest son being in the army. His second son was killed in 1917. The funeral took place in Thursday afternoon in the Gisburn churchyard.

[Father of Pte. Richard Lofthouse.]

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