George Lovett

George Lovett

George Lovett


21735, Lance Corporal, George Lovett, 23rd Service Battalion, Manchester Regiment.

Born in 1893 in Macclesfield son of Charles and Mary (nee, Buckley),Lovett, of, 62, Elizabeth Street, Macclesfield. Prior to his joining the armed forces George worked as an embroiderer for Councillor Hewetson’s Albion Mill. He was closely connected with Christ Church, and was a member of the Scout Troop.

George attested in August 1914, at Macclesfield. After his initial training he went on to acquire further military skills and was soon a capable quick gun firer, in the Lewis Gun Department. He was drafted with the British Expeditionary Force to France and his area of combat was the Somme. George was killed whilst on ‘listening post duty” when he was hit by bursting shrapnel, Tuesday, 25 July 1916, he was aged 23 years.

Medals: British War Medal and Victory Medal.

Lance Corporal, George Lovett has no known resting place and he is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
C.W.G.C. Ref:- Pier and Face 13A and 14 C

Also refer to

  • Macclesfield Troops pre WWI
  • Photos from Barnswood archive Macclesfield WW1
  • ‘Big Hats, Shorts and Dyb Dyb Dyb’ – a history of Macclesfield and Congleton Scouts by Norman Gosling
  • WWI List of Addresses Trevor Druce Macclesfield Reflects
  • Photos of 3rd Macclesfield Troop pre WW1
  • ‘Great war history of 3rd Macclesfield’ by Sue Henderson
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