Alfred Howard Lovell

Memorial: Wickwar - Holy Trinity Church

Regiment: Gloucestershire Regiment

Medals: 1914–15 Star, British War Medal, Next of Kin Memorial Plaque 1914 - 1921, Victory Medal

Rank and number: Private 11648

Parents: George and Elizabeth Lovell

Marital status: Married

Home address: High Street, Wickwar, Glos

Pre-war occupation: Brewery Cask Washer in 1911

Date of birth: 1886

Place of birth: Wickwar, Glos

Date of death: 02/05/1916

Buried/Commemorated at: Longuenesse (St Omer) Souvenir Cemetery (Ref. III. B. 10), France

Age: 30

Further information:

Alfred Howard Lovell was born in 1886 in Wickwar. His parents were George and Elizabeth Lovell. His father was a stone mason and he had also been born in Wickwar. Alfred was brother to Rebecca, John, Clara, Dorothy, William, Thomas, Elizabeth, Ada and George. His brother George also died in the war (see the separate entry for him)

In 1911 Alfred was working as a brewery cask washer. In 1912 he married Margaret Ellen Walker and they lived in the High Street in Wickwar. They had two daughters called Olive and Hilda. Olive was born in 1913 and Hilda was born in 1915

Alfred enlisted in Bristol and joined the 10th (Service) Battalion of the Gloucestershire Regiment as a private. Alfred died of pneumonia in May 1916 at the age of 30. He died at Number 7 Field Hospital in St Omer in France which was known as Malassises Hospital. He is buried in the Longuenesse (St. Omer) Souvenir Cemetery in France. He is commemorated on the war memorials in Wickwar and on the Chipping Sodbury Cottage Hospital Memorial Board (now at Yate and District Heritage Centre). He was awarded the Victory, British War and 1914/15 Star medals

For further information see the book “Lest We Forget” by Arthur Threlfall Searson

By kind permission, this information is based on the following source(s):

Yate and District Heritage Centre and the book “Lest We Forget” by Arthur Threlfall Searson. Forces War Records and CWGC