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Private James Loveday

32628 1st Battalion South Stafforshire Regiment

Tyne Cot memorial Grave F.440
Above: Tyne Cot Memorial wall

Right: gravestone in Rushden Cemetery
Son of Mr George & Mrs Emma Loveday
Husband of Lily Loveday (nee Clarke)

Aged 32 years

Died 25th October 1917

Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial
Panel 90-92 and 162-162A.
And in Rushden Cemetery
Grave F.440

Born at Kettering, enlisted at Rushden.
The Rushden Echo Friday 23 November 1917, transcribed by Nicky Bates

Rushden Victim of the War - Private James Loveday Killed in Action

We are sorry to learn that Mr and Mrs Loveday, of 120 Cromwell-road, Rushden, have received official news of the death in action on October 25th, of their eldest son, 32628, Pte James Loveday, of the South Stafford Regiment. The deceased soldier, who was 32 years of age, leaves a widow and one little girl to mourn their loss. The late Pte Loveday, who before enlistment was employed by Messrs. John Cave & Son, Ltd, Rushden, joined up on May 29th, 1915, in the Army Ordnance Corps, and about 18 months ago he was transferred to the South Staffs Regiment, and went out to France, for the second time, last Christmas. He was a native of Kettering, and before leaving that town, eight years ago, he was a prominent member of the Adult School, being highly respected by his fellow members. A letter of sympathy to the bereaved parents and widow has been sent by Messrs. John Cave & Sons, Ltd.

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