John Edwin Lumb (c.1893-1918)

An ongoing project to commemorate and research the lives of those who appear on war memorials and rolls of honour in the local area, who served in the military, or whose deaths were linked to conflict.

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

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

LUMB, JOHN EDWIN. Private. No L/11660. 6th Battalion Royal West Kent Regiment. Formerly No 17303 Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born Stainland, Halifax. Son of Edwin and Sarah Ann Lumb, Fairview Cottages, 136 Slades Road, Golcar. Employed by Messrs Pearson Brothers, woollen manufacturers, of Golcar. Attended Sunnybank Chapel as a boy and then Westwood Church. Enlisted 21.6.1915. Served in both France and Italy. Invalided home on one occasion with pneumonia, and afterwards debility caused by his having been cut off from his regiment and lost in No Man's Land for a week without food. Returned to France and was killed in action 7.9.1918, aged 25 years. Buried FINS NEW BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 8, Row B, Grave 13.
ROH:- St. John's Church, Golcar.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission