Loveday, Harry

Loveday, Harry

Military History:

Duke of Cambridge’s Own (Middlesex) Regiment


Service Number:

Date of Enlisting:

Date of death:

Cemetery/ Memorial:
Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, Departement du Nord, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France

UK Cemetery/Memorial:
Ashwell Village War Memorial

Harry enlisted in Bedford, Bedfordshire and served as a private with the Duke of Cambridge’s (Middlesex) Regiment, regimental number 241598 (formerly 5917) in the Western European Theatre of War, France and Flanders.  He was reported missing presumed killed in action on 30th November 1917, just two weeks after his marriage.

He was awarded the Victory Medal and the British War Medal.

Harry is commemorated on the Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, Departement du Nord, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France and the Ashwell War Memorial, Hertfordshire.

Family History:

Date of Birth:

Birth Place:
West Wickham, Cambridgeshire

Ashwell, Hertfordshire


Harry was the second son of Simon and Alice (nee Mynott) Loveday of Cold Harbour, near Ashwell, Hertfordshire.  He was born on 6th February 1893 at West Wickham, Cambridgeshire.  He married Ethel Gladys Skerman in St Mary’s Church, Ashwell, Hertfordshire on 10th November 1917 just two weeks before he was killed in action in France.


Name:Harry Loveday
Birth Place:West Wickham, Cambridgeshire
Residence:Ashwell, Hertfordshire
Death Date:30.11.1917
Enlistment Place:Bedford, Bedfordshire
Regiment:Duke of Cambridge’s (Middlesex) Regiment
Battalion:1/8th Battalion

Regimental Number:        

241598 (formerly 5917)
Type of Casualty:Killed in Action
Theatre of War:Western Europe, France and Flanders

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