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Roland LOVICK

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Surname: LOVICK

Forename(s): Roland

Place of Birth: Bacup, Lancashire

Service No: 51995

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: King’s Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry)

Battalion / Unit: 12th (Service) Battalion. (Miners) (Pioneers)

Division: 31st Division

Age: 18

Date of Death: 1918-07-02

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Plot 1. Row A. Grave 11.

CWGC Cemetery: LE GRAND HASARD MILITARY CEMETERY, MORBECQUE

CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: BARNOLDSWICK, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

Roland Lovick was the son of Henry and Elizabeth Ann [Lizzie] Lovick, née Hartley, and was the brother of L/Bombardier John Edward Lovick (L/17356) (q.v.). Their father was born at Todmorden, Yorkshire and mother at Bacup, Lancashire.

1901 Bacup, Lancashire Census: 45, Plantation Street - Robert [sic] Lovick, aged 1 year, born Bacup, son of Henry and Elizabeth Ann Lovick.

1911 Bacup, Lancashire Census: 3, Venture Street - Roland Lovick, aged 11 years, born Bacup, son of Henry and Elizabeth Ann Lovick.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Roland Lovick, 51995, K.O.Y.L.I. Killed.

British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte Roland Lovick, 51995, 12th Yorks L. I. K. in A. 2.7.18.

Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pte Roland Lovick, 51995, 12th Bn Y.L.I. Date and Place of Death: 2.7.18 France. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Mother - Elizabeth A. £6 11s. 8d.

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

A short biography of Roland 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, Rowland, aged 18, K.O.Y.L.I., 207, Gisburn Road, [Barnoldswick], killed in action July 2, 1918.

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Private Roland LOVICK

Private Roland LOVICK

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: King’s Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry)

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: King’s Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry)

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 31st Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 31st Division

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Surname: LOVICK

Forename(s): Rowland

Born:

Residence:

Enlisted: Keighley

Number: 51995

Rank: Private

Regiment: King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry)

Battalion: 12th Battalion

Decorations:

Died Date: 02/07/18

Died How: Killed in action

Theatre of War: France & Flanders

Notes: Formerly 32120, W. Riding Regt.

Data from Commonwealth War Graves Commission Records

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Surname: LOVICK

Forename(s): Roland

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 51995

Rank: Private

Regiment: King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry

Unit: 12th Bn.

Age: 18

Awards:

Died Date: 02/07/1918

Additional Information: Native of Bacup, Lancs. Son of Elizabeth Ann and the late Henry Lovick, of 3a, Palatine Road, Blackpool, Lancs. (CWGC Headstone Personal Inscription: IN JESU'S KEEPING)

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Private Roland Lovick

Private Roland Lovick

Courtesy of Frances Roberts, née Alty

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Courtesy of Frances Roberts, née Alty

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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.

09 August 1918

LOVICK – In loving memory of our dear son and brother, Private Roland Lovick, King’s Own Y.L.I. killed in action July 2nd, 1918, in his 19th year.

Peace, perfect peace, with loved ones far away,
In Jesu’s keeping we are safe and they.

From his Mother, Sisters, and Brother, Grandma and Aunt, 207 Gisburn Road, Barnoldswick.

LOVICK – In loving memory of Private Roland Lovick, K.O.Y. L.I., killed in action July 2nd, 1918.

A good life is often too short,
But a good name endureth for ever.

From Mr. and Mrs. Brierley and Family, 5 North Avenue. Barnoldswick.

LOVICK – In loving memory of Private Roland Lovick, K.O.Y.L.I., killed in action July 2nd, 1918.

In the bloom of youth God claimed him,
In the pride of his manhood days;
None knew him but to love him,
None mentioned his name but with praise.

From Mr. and Mrs. Pollard, and Edmund, 167 Gisburn Road, Barnoldswick.

“There is a link death cannot sever,
Love and remembrance live for ever.”

From his chum John, Inverness, Scotland.

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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19 July 1918

LOVICK – Killed in France, July 2nd, Pte. Roland Lovick, of the K.O.Y.L.I., son of Mrs. Lovick, of 207, Gisburn Road, Barnoldswick, aged 18.

19 July 1918

CRAVEN AND THE WAR

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 (Bdr. J. E. Lovick, R.F.A.) having been killed on March 27th. Pte. 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, Capt. Leach writes:– “He was sleeping in bivouac in our company camp, with two other young soldiers, when a shell burst over 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 elder brother met his death on the same day the younger left England. Pte. R. Lovick was formerly a weaver at Messrs. Nutter’s, Bankfield Shed.

16 August 1918

LOVICK – In ever loving memory of Pte. Roland Lovick, K.O.Y.L.I., killed in action July 2nd, 1918. “Gone but not forgotten.”

A good life is often too short,
But a good name endureth for ever.

– From his chum, Clifford Dean (somewhere in France).

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