Ramsey Soldiers - L.

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Lambert - J.
Lambert - Job

LAMBERT, Job – Battery Sergeant Major (WO. II) – 22619, ‘D’ Battery, 18th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery.

He was born at Ramsey St. Marys, son of the Mrs. Susan (nee SAVAGE) LAMBERT of Dysons Farm, Norfolk, & the late Robert John LAMBERT of Ramsey Heights, went to France in 1914 with the Indian Expeditionary Force (Lahore Division, 94th Battery, R.F.A.).  He died of wounds at the No. 6 Casualty Clearing Station, France, after a shell burst close to him on Thursday, 12th April 1917, aged 36 years, and was buried in the Barlin Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas de Calais, France.  He left a widow, Mrs. N. LAMBERT, living at 1 Oakhill Street, Cheetham Hill, Manchester.      [Not on Ramsey memorial]

From a local newspaper dated April 28th 1917 - Sergt. Major J. Lambert, R F A, son of the late R. J. Lambert, Ramsey St. Marys and husband of Mrs Lambert, St. Margaret's Road, Old Fletton.

Lambert - Robert Henry

LAMBERT, Robert Henry – Private – 203271, 1st Bn. Hertfordshire Regt.

born at Wood Walton, eldest son of Matthew & Caroline (nee ROOTHAM) LAMBERT of Bridge Farm, Ramsey St. Marys.  He was killed in action on Monday, 26th August 1918, aged 20 years, and is commemorated on the Vis-en-Artois Memorial, which stands within the grounds of the Vis-en-Artois British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.    [Also on Ramsey St. Marys memorial]
Lant - Tom

LANT, Tom – Private – 43149, 6th Bn. Northamptonshire Regt.

He was the second son of Frederick Maddison & Charlotte Denton (nee AYRES) LANT of The Star Inn, Ramsey St. Marys, died at the No. 46 (1st/1st Wessex) Casualty Clearing Station from wounds received at Paschendale Ridge (Ypres Front), France.  He died on Monday, 26th November 1917, aged 22 years, and his grave is in the Mendingham Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.    [Also on Ramsey St. Marys memorial] Formerly 25141 Bedfordshire Regt.

 

 

Lavender - Arthur James

LAVENDER, Arthur James – Private – 1925, 1st Bn. Cambridgeshire Regt.

He was born 11th August 1894, son of George & Frances (nee GILBY) LAVENDER of 5 Gladstone Terrace, Ramsey, enlisted at Whittlesey.  He was killed in action, dying within an hour of being shot through the head, while serving with the Expeditionary Force, on Sunday, 25th July 1915, and his grave is in the Ration Farm Cemetery, La Chapell-d’Armentiers, Nord, France.

Lavender - C. H. From a local newspaper his name appears as having enlisted in the Army by June 10th 1915 – Lavender, C. H., Huntingdonshire Cyclist Battalion.
Lavender - M.

Lieut. M. Lavender - September 25th 1925 - from an unknown local newspaper.

Lavender - R.

Sapper R. Lavender, Royal Engineers, Wounded and Gassed. 12th October 1918.

Leggett - Firth

LEGGETT, Firth – Private – 20802, 1/8th (Territorial) Bn, Royal Warwickshire Regt.

From Ramsey, born at March, Cambs, son of Robert James LEGGETT, for nine years the Headmaster of Ramsey Council School until moving to Kent in July 1915, & Mrs. Mary Louisa LEGGETT, enlisted at Huntingdon.  He was killed in action on Sunday, 27th August 1916, aged about 20 years, and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.   Formerly 642 Hunts. Cyclist Bn.

From a local newspaper his name appears as having enlisted in the Army by June 10th 1915 – Leggett, F., Huntingdonshire Cyclist Battalion.
Lepla - Jeffrey

LEPLA, Jeffrey – Private – 13726, 2nd Bn. Lincolnshire Regt.

He was the son of George & Mary Alice (nee ARGENT) LEPLA of Ramsey St. Marys, and sometime of Wainfleet Marsh, Wainfleet, Lincs, enlisted at Lincoln.  He was killed in action on Saturday, 25th September 1915, aged 19 years, and is commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial, which stands in the Berks Cemetery Extension, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium.    [Added to Ramsey memorial]

Lewin - T. From a local newspaper his name appears as having enlisted in the Army by June 10th 1915 – Lewin, T., Huntingdonshire Cyclist Battalion.
Lilley - Leonard Percival

LILLEY, Leonard Percival– Lance Corporal – 30206, 14th Bn. Royal Warwickshire Regt.

He was the eldest son of John & Susannah (nee GRAY) LILLEY of Rays Drove, Lotting Fen, Ramsey Heights, died of wounds on Monday, 25th June 1917, aged 21 years, and was buried in the Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun, Pas de Calais, France.    [Also on Ramsey St. Marys memorial]  Formerly 1608 Hunts. Cyclist Bn.

Lillywhite - Leonard Percival

LILLYWHITE, Horace William (Willie) – Private – 27007, 3rd Bn. Bedfordshire Regt.

From Ramsey, born at Connington, Hunts, son of Edward & Joanna LILLYWHITE, enlisted at Bedford, and was called up with his group on 22nd March 1915.  He died of bronchitis at Felixstowe on Thursday, 30th March 1916, aged 33 years, and was buried in the Felixstowe New Cemetery, Suffolk.

Lines - Frederick

LINES, Frederick – Private – 150987, 103rd Bn. Machine Gun Corps.

He was born at Wood Walton Fen on 5th November 1895, youngest son of William & Mary Ann LINES of 88 Great Whyte, Ramsey.  He died on Wednesday, 13th November 1918 at the 20th General Hospital, Etaples, aged 22 years, and was buried in the Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

Lines - George

LINES, George, Kings Liverpool Regt.

He was born at Wood Walton Fen, son of William & Mary Ann LINES of 88 Great Whyte, Ramsey, had been disabled by wounds received while serving in France.  He died at Peterborough Hospital in November 1928, aged 40 years, from cancer brought about by war service, and was buried in Ramsey Cemetery.  He left a widow, but no children, living at Marriott's Yard, Ramsey.

Lines - Herbert

LINES, Herbert – Private – 32768, 131st Coy. Machine Gun Corps (Infantry).

From Ramsey, son of George & Alice (nee LILLY) LINES of Daintree Road, Ramsey St. Marys, enlisted at Huntingdon on 10th November 1914.  He died of wounds in Mesopotamia on Thursday, 12th July 1917, aged 23 years, and is commemorated on the Basra Memorial, originally sited within the Basra War Cemetery, Iraq.  In 1997 this memorial was moved, by Presidential decree, and re-erected in its entirety about 32 kilometres along the road to Nasiriyal, into the middle of what was a major battleground during the 1991 Gulf War.    [Also on Ramsey St. Marys memorial]  Formerly 1025 Hunts. Cyclist Bn.

From a local newspaper his name appears as having enlisted in the Army by June 10th 1915 – Lines, H., Huntingdonshire Cyclist Battalion.

Loftus - J. From a local newspaper dated 15/9/1916 - Huntingdonshire Casualties - The following casualties appear in the official lists:- WOUNDED Pte. J. Loftus, Ramsey St. Mary's, Beds. Regt.
Long - Arthur

LONG, Arthur – Private – 3/6477, 1st Bn. Bedfordshire Regt.

He was born at Doddington, Cambs, son of George & Emma Jane LONG, died of wounds on Tuesday, 17th November 1914, aged 23 years, and was buried in the Wimereux Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.    [Not on Ramsey memorial;  on Pondersbridge, Farcet & Doddington memorials]

Longbourne H. R. - Capt.

LONGBOURNE, Hugh Richard – Captain.  D.S.O., 7th Bn. Royal West Surrey Regt. (The Queen’s).

He was born at Ripsley, Sussex, the second son of the late Mr. Charles Ranken Vickerman LONGBOURNE and of Mrs. Caroline Elizabeth Ainslie LONGBOURNE of Highmead, Guildford, Surrey.  For eight years he was associated with Mr. P.L. ROGERS, J.P, of Ramsey, in the firm of Messrs. ROGERS & LONGBOURNE, agents for Lord de Ramsey's and other estates in the county.  In February 1914, he raised and commanded a company of Hunts. Cyclists, and subsequently did duty with the battalion on the Yorkshire coast, and was transferred to the West Surrey Regt. in 1916.  He was awarded the D.S.O. in recognition of his gallantry and devotion to duty at Schwaben Redoubt, Thiepval, in 1916, when “he crawled to within 25 yards of an enemy strong point and bombarded the enemy with good effect.  Later, with a sergeant and a private, he rushed the strong point and captured a machine gun and 40 unwounded prisoners”.  He was killed by a sniper on Thursday, 3rd May 1917, aged 32 years, and his grave is in the Heninel Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas de Calais, France, and left a widow, the former Miss Dora BRISTOW who he had married at Filey in March 1915.

From a local newspaper his name appears as having enlisted in the Army by June 10th 1915 – Longbourne, Capt., Huntingdonshire Cyclist Battalion.

Longland - Charles

LONGLAND, Charles – Private – 20801,   1/8th (Territorial) Bn. Royal Warwickshire Regt.

He was the son of William Henry & Louisa LONGLAND, farmer, of 109 Great Whyte, Ramsey, enlisted at Huntingdon on 19th October 1914, and spent two years on the Yorkshire coast with the Hunts. Cyclist Bn.  He had only been at the Front in France with the Warwickshire Regt. for four weeks when he was wounded in action.  After treatment at the Casualty Clearing Station at Boulogne he was moved to the De Walden Court Hospital, Eastbourne, where he died on Monday, 11th September 1916, aged 24 years, and was buried in Ramsey cemetery.  Formerly 641 Hunts. Cyclist Bn.

Extract from a local newspaper of unknown origin  

Last Post at Ramsey.

The remains of Pte. C .Longland [Hunts. Cyclists], son of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Longland, Ramsey, who died of wounds received in France, after treatment at the De Walden Court Hospital, Eastbourne, on Monday, September 11th, were received in the town on Thursday evening [14th].  On Friday afternoon the funeral took place at Ramsey Cemetery, where the inhabitants of the town went into mourning, and many attended to pay their last respects to the soldier that had given his life for his country.   Slowly the cortège made its way towards the Parish Church, where the service was conducted by the Rev.  J. R. Pawley-Smith.  The Church was well filled when the coffin, covered with the Union Jack, was borne up the aisle and Mr. G. Moore, the organist, played appropriate music, and the solemnity of the occasion was keenly felt by all present.  After the service the hymn "Now the labourer's task is o'er" was rendered by the choir and congregation, and shortly after the last journey to the cemetery was made.  At the graveside the service was impressive, the word of the Vicar appealing irresistibly, and when the Volunteer firing party, who were formed by Messrs. C. Fisher [In charge], P. Bennett, H. H. Palmer, G. Barratt, A. Butler, H. Hornsby and E. Bedford, fired the three volleys over the grave, and the Boy Scout Buglers Messrs. Bowyer, C. Cade and M. Meadows, sounded the "Last Post," there were not many dry eyes among the large congregation.  The principal mourners were:  Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Longland [father and mother], Miss Longland and Mrs. H. Freeman [sisters], Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Longland [brother and sister-in-law], Mr. and Mrs. Chatfield [brother-in-law and sister], Mrs. George Longland [aunt], Mrs. C. Taylor, Mrs. G. Taylor, Mrs. C. Hodson, Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Newton, Mrs. H. Cox, Miss Hill [cousins].  The following members of the Reading Room, of which the late Private Longland was a member, were present: Messrs. H. C. Binns, H. King, G. W. Fordham, V. King, B. Cooper, A. H. Palmer, A. Proud, J.I. Major, J. N. Perkins, R. J. Lofts, W. Palmer, A. T. Fisher, R. F. Serjeant, L. P. Addington, H. Gilding, H. Isley, A. Gee, H. W. Curry and B. A. Curry.  Amongst the large gathering of friends at the graveside were noticed: Mr. and Mrs. Jno. Caton, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Cooper, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Marriott, Mr. and Mrs. Bridgefoot, Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Woolley, Mr. and Mrs. Dimmock, Mrs. E. Lamb, Mrs. J. R. Pawley-Smith, Mrs. V. Everitt, Mrs. Hildred, Mrs. C. Cade, Mrs. A. N. Swearer and daughter, Mrs. S. Newton, Mr. and Mrs. Short, Mrs. O. G. Howe, Mrs. H. Phillips, Mrs. Lar. Longland, Mrs. Burden, Mr. Wm. Shelton, Mrs. Allam, Mrs. Garner, Mrs. H. Storey, Mrs. B. Greenwood, Mrs. Llewellyn, Mrs. Isley, Mrs. Holmes, Mrs. C. B. Larratt, Mrs. Wm. Butler, Mrs. Wilburn, Mrs. J. Proud, Mr. and Mrs. M. W. Newton, Misses. R. Butler, Chamberlain, J. Edwards, E. Newton, D. Hill, M. Greenwood, E. Marriott, E. King, Messrs. T. Marriott Jnr., T. Greenwood, G. Goodley, S. Rowell, J. Mutton, C. Greenwood, T. Key, Lack, J. Freeman, W. Negus, G. Saunders, Hollewell, F. W. Butler, E. Curedale, J. F. Davis, R. Newton, E. H. Darling, C. B. Larratt, A. F. Southow, E. Hildred, and many others.  Sergt. R. Scarr and Corpl. Geo. Swearer, by consent of the Colonel of the 1st Hunts. Cyclists, attended as representatives of the Corps.  The coffin was a military one, of elm with silver furniture, and the inscription was: “No. 641, Private CHARLES LONGLAND, Royal Warwick Regiment, died September 11th, 1916, aged 24 years."  Mr. A. N. Swearer conducted the funeral arrangements.  There were many floral tributes, as follows: From Mother and Father, in memory of our dear boy." "From his sorrowing brothers and sisters" "To dear Charlie, with deepest sympathy, from his cousins, Charlie and Lizzie"; "To dear uncle Charles, from his nieces and nephews" "With deepest sympathy from Will and Amy" "With deepest sympathy from Lizzie and Harry"; "With deepest sympathy from Mr. and Mrs. Jn. Freeman"; "With deepest sympathy from Private C. Taylor, Royal Fusiliers"; "With sincere sympathy, from Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Beeton"; "With deepest sympathy, from Mr. and Mrs. J. Taylor"; "In affectionate remembrance from, Mr. and Mrs. Taylor" ;"With loving sympathy from, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Butler and family"; "With deepest sympathy from Mr. and Mrs. Swearer and family"; "With sincere sympathy, from Mr. and Mrs. E. V. Sewell, Junr"; "With loving sympathy from Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Larratt and family"; "With deepest sympathy from Mr. and Mrs. Dimmock"; "With deepest sympathy from Mr. and Mrs. D. Greenwood and family"; " "With deepest sympathy from Mr. and Mrs. Harding and Bert"; " "With deepest sympathy from Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Isley - out of stress of the doing, into peace of the done"; "To the honoured memory of him who gave his life for his country, from Mrs. Llewellyn"; "With deepest sympathy from F. Spence [Bury Road]"; "With deepest sympathy and regret, from Miss Mawdesley"; "With sympathy from Mr. and Mrs. John Caton - the strife is o'er, the battle done, the victory of life is won"; "Private C. Longland, who died at his country's call: a day of remembrance, but sad to recall -  with deepest sympathy from Private Pilkington, Royal Fusiliers"; "With deepest sympathy from members of the Ramsey Reading Room."

Longland - Charles Lavender

LONGLAND, Charles Lavender – Corporal – 225595, 1st Bn. Royal Fusiliers,  Attd. 2nd/4th Bn. London Regt.

He was the son of Lavender & Annie (nee NEWTON) LONGLAND of Rose Cottage, 19 Field Road, Ramsey, was killed in action on Thursday, 21st March 1918, aged 19 years, and is commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial, which encloses the Pozieres British Cemetery, Somme, France.  This memorial relates mainly to the period March/April 1918, when the Fifth Army was driven back across the former Somme battlefields.  Formerly 1067 Hunts. Cyclist Bn.

Longland - J. P. 'Coming in Well' = From an unknown newspaper dated December 11th 1914.   =  Recruiting for the extra 200 men sanctioned by the War Office, on the strength of the two Hunts. Cyclist Battalions is going on apace, and the meetings in which Lord Sandwich has been attending this week are expected to cause acceleration. The following have joined during the present month:- 8th December 1914 - J. P. Longland [Ramsey]
Longland - W. From a local newspaper his name appears as having enlisted in the Army by June 10th 1915 – Longland, W., Huntingdonshire Cyclist Battalion.
   
   
   
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