Harry Lucas (1896-1916)

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Harry Lucas

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:

LUCAS, HARRY. Private. No 4896. 4th Battalion Seaforth Highlanders. Born Howden Clough, Birstall, 29.8.1896. Son of Mr and Mrs Fred Lucas, 192 Lockwood Road, Lockwood. Educated Mount Pleasant Council School. Employed by Messrs Job Thomas and Sons Limited, of Longwood, as a chain maker. Single. Enlisted 15.2.1916. Was wounded on 6.8.1916 at Beaumont Hamel, France. He and others were proceeding to the firing line when a shell burst and pieces penetrated his right lung, chest and shoulder. Was in hospital in France for a month before being sent to a hospital at Neath, South Wales, where he died of his wounds on 9.9.1916, aged 20 years. Buried EDGERTON CEMETERY, HUDDERSFIELD. Grave location:- 12, 'C', 107.
ROH:- St. Stephen's Church, Rashcliffe; Mount Pleasant Chapel, Lockwood.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission