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Place of Birth: Marton (near Skipton), Yorkshire
Service No: 6407
Regiment / Corps / Service: Lancers, 17th (Duke of Cambridge’s Own)
Battalion / Unit: ---
Division: 4th Cavalry Division
Date of Death: 1917-08-09
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
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.).
Data Source: Local War Memorial
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Lancers, 17th (Duke of Cambridge’s Own)
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 4th Cavalry Division
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