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William Towler LUND

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Surname: LUND

Forename(s): William Towler

Place of Birth: Clapham, Yorkshire

Service No: 6913

Rank: Sergeant

Regiment / Corps / Service: Loyal North Lancashire Regiment

Battalion / Unit: 6th (Service) Battalion

Division: 13th (Western) Division

Age: 34

Date of Death: 1915-08-09

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Panel 152 to 154.

CWGC Cemetery: ---


Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: CLAPHAM, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

William Towler Lund was the son of Thomas and Mary Lund, née Towler. Thomas was born at Slaidburn and Mary at Lawkland, Yorkshire.

1881 Lawkland, Yorkshire Census: Chapman Bank - William T. Lund, aged 1 month, born Lawkland, son of Thomas and Mary Lund.

1891 Austwick, Yorkshire Census: High Waters - Wm Lund, aged 10 years, born Austwick, son of Thos and Mary Lund.

1901 Great Mitton, Yorkshire Census: Withgill - William T. Lund, aged 20 years, born, Long Preston [sic], Yorkshire. [William was living with his uncle and aunt, William C. and Jane Peel, née Towler. He was employed by his uncle as a farm servant.]

William joined the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment in 1902.

The British Army Service Record for William Towler Lund exists but may be incomplete.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Sgt William F. [sic] Lund, 6913, L. N. Lanc. R. Theatre of War: (2b) Balkans. Qualifying date [for 1914-15 Star]: 15.6.15. K. in A.

British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Sgt William Fowler [sic] Lund, 6913, 6 N. Lan. R. Killed in Action 9.8.15.

Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Sgt William Fowler [sic] Lund, 6913, 6th Batt L.N. Lancs. Date and Place of Death: On or since 9.8.15. death presumed. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Grantees - Thomas Lund and Margaret A. Lund. £19 6s. 11d. [Thomas and Margaret Ann were William's brother and sister.]

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, Sergeant W. T., [Austwick], 6th Loyal Lancashire Regiment, killed in the Dardanelles during the Suvla Bay landing, 1915.


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Sergeant William Towler LUND

Sergeant William Towler LUND

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Loyal North Lancashire Regiment

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Loyal North Lancashire Regiment

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 13th (Western) Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 13th (Western) Division

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Surname: LUND

Forename(s): William Fowler [sic]

Born: Clapham, Yorks

Residence: Clapham

Enlisted: Preston

Number: 6913

Rank: Sergt

Regiment: Loyal North Lancashire Regiment

Battalion: 6th Battalion


Died Date: 09/08/15

Died How: Killed in action

Theatre of War: Gallipoli


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Surname: LUND

Forename(s): William Towler

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 6913

Rank: Serjeant

Regiment: The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment

Unit: 6th Bn.

Age: 34


Died Date: 09/08/1915

Additional Information: Son of the late Thomas and Mary Lund, of Waters, Clapham, Lancaster.

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BRITISH REGIMENTS AT GALLIPOLI, by Ray Westlake (Pen & Sword Books Limited 1996)

6th (Service) Bn. Loyal North Lancashire Regiment.

Sailed Osmanieh (4th). Landed Anzac Cove (5th) and to bivouacs in Victoria Gully. Heavily shelled (6th) – two men killed, 2nd Lieutenant L.C. Rice and 31 other ranks wounded. Marched along beach to Reserve Gully below The Sphinx (7th) then to No. 3 Post. Took up positions at foot of Chailak Dere (8th). Advanced to The Apex. With 5th Wiltshire relieved New Zealand troops after attack on Chunuk Bair (9th) – ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’ Companies in front, ‘D’ in support. 5th Wiltshire in reserve.

[William Towler Lund was killed in action on the 9th.]

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


LUND Thomas of Waters near Clapham Yorkshire died 11 July 1913 Probate London 5 September to John Peel and James Simpson farmers. Effects £1948 4s. 7d.


LUND William Towler of Waters Farm Clapham Station Yorkshire sergeant in His Majesty’s Army died on or since 9 August 1915 at Gallipoli on active service Probate London 13 March to Thomas Lund farmer and Margaret Ann Lund spinster. Effects £461 4s. 8d.


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10 December 1915

LUND – August 10th, killed in action at the Dardanelles, Sergeant William Towler Lund, 6th Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, third son of the late Thomas Lund, Waters, Clapham.

10 December 1915


Further news has been received from the Dardanelles by the relatives of the late Sergeant W. T. Lund, of the 6th Loyal North Lancs., who was officially reported missing, and it is now certain that he was killed in action on August 10th, 1915. The regiment took part in the Suvla Bay landing and was badly cut up. Sergeant Crook, of the same regiment, writes:– “He died the death of a soldier whilst in command of his platoon, and I feel proud to think that I was his corporal. We went into the trenches on the night of August 9th and were attacked at dawn the following morning. He was one of the first to go down, being hit when firing over the trenches, and died immediately. He was buried by some of his men. I trust that the knowledge that he died like a man may comfort you in your sorrow.”

Sergeant Lund joined the 1st Loyal North Lancs. some years ago, being on the reserve at the outbreak of war. He was then transferred to the 6th Battalion, in which he acted as drill instructor, going out with his unit to the Dardanelles in June.

15 June 1917


On Sunday afternoon a memorial service was held in St. James’ Church for local soldiers who have fallen in battle. A large congregation assembled, amongst whom were relatives of the heroes and many were visibly affected by the solemnity of the occasion. A special form of service was used including the lesson from 1. Cor. xv. 20 – ‘Now is Christ risen from the dead,’ and Psalm 39 was chanted by the choir. Mr. Goddard Barker, A.R.C.O., gave as voluntaries ‘Marche Funebre’ (Beethoven), ‘But the Lord is mindful of His own’ (Mendelssohn), and ‘Marche Funebre’ (Chopin), and Miss A. Harrison feeling[ly] sang ‘Nearer my God to Thee’ (Carey). The hymns were ‘Jesu, Lover of my soul’ and ‘Lead, Kindly Light.’ Canon Rawdon Briggs preached a touching sermon from 1. Philippians, 23rd verse – ‘To depart and to be with Christ, which is far better,’ and in the course of his remarks said that was an occasion when the people were met to commemorate the sacredness of those dear ones who had fallen in battle. Their words and thoughts were with those who are asleep in the future beyond. There is no death, as the term is only a step into a larger and fuller life beyond. Life is one stage, a kindergarten or preparatory school and the Church states there is no death only a gateway, a closing of the eyes here and opening them there. Those near and dear heroes are moved on to another state. Their lives have not been wasted but developed to higher ones. They should be remembered in people’s prayers, for they are serving on the other side of the grave. In conclusion Canon Briggs quoted the verse:–

He is not dead the child of your affection,
But gone into another school;
Where he no longer needs your protection,
For Christ Himself doth rule.

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24 December 1915


Sergt. W.T. Lund, of the 6th Loyal Lancashire Regiment, killed in the Dardanelles during the Suvla Bay landing.

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