George Daniel Lovell

Memorial: Wickwar - Holy Trinity Church

Regiment: Gloucestershire Regiment

Medals: 1914–15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Rank and number: Private 16201

Parents: George and Elizabeth Lovell

Marital status: Married

Home address: The Buthay, Wickwar, Glos

Pre-war occupation: Brewer Cellarman in 1911

Date of birth: 1878

Place of birth: Wickwar, Glos

Date of death: 20/04/1918

Buried/Commemorated at: Gorre British and Indian Cemetery (Ref. VI. D. 17), Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France

Age: 40

Further information:

George Daniel Lovell was born in 1878 in Wickwar. His parents were George and Elizabeth Lovell. His siblings were John, Thomas, William, Ada, Dorothy, Rebecca, Elizabeth, Alfred and Clara. His brother Alfred also died in the war (see the separate entry for him)

George married Lily Hook on 25th March 1902 in Wickwar, they had two children called Donald and Kathleen. Donald Victor was born in 1903 and Kathleen Winifred was born in 1907. They lived at the Buthay in Wickwar. George was working as a brewer cellarman in 1911

George enlisted in Wotton-Under-Edge in Gloucestershire and joined the 1st Battalion of the Gloucestershire Regiment as a private. He died in April 1918 at the of 40 and he is buried in Gorre British and Indian 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