Bombardier John Lucas

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Reference WMO/274467


Castle Douglas Cemetery

Whitepark Road

Castle Douglas



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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Addition to Gravestone
  • Stone Stone (any)
Lettering: Incised
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Addition to family gravestone, which is almost illegible. John (Jack) Lucas was living at 30 Dab Lane, Blackburn and was a driver with Thwaites Brewery when he enlisted in Blackburn Battery of the Territorial RFA in May 1914. He was mobilised August 1914 and landed with his Brigade in Egypt in September where they defended the Suez Canal before moving to Gallipoli in May 1915. Jack contacted dysentery in September and was evacuated to hospital in Gibraltar where he died. Born 1896 at Blackburn, Lancashire. Son of Walter and Johann (Herries) Lucas of 148 St Michael's Street, Dumfries and later of 102 Cotton Street, Castle Douglas. Johann's mother, Joan (Solley) Herries later married John Garret. In 1901, John Lucas, age 5 and born in England, was living with his grandparents John and Mary Garret at Viewhill Cottage, Back King Street, Castle Douglas. Died on Active Service on 3 December 1915 and buried in Gibraltar (North Front) Cemetery.
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...../Bombardier John Lucas died at Gibraltar in 1915 aged 19/.....

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