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Cyril Luesby

Biography of Rifleman Cyril Luesby (A/201767)
18th Battalion King’s Royal Rifle Corps
Formerly M/283225, R.A.S.C

Died 6th August 1917

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Cyril Luesby

Date of birth:

Place of Birth:
Gosberton, Lincolnshire, England

Date of Birth registration:
Jul – Sept 1898

Place of Birth Registration:
Spalding, Lincolnshire, England


A marriage for Cyril has not been found.


Father’s Name:
John Peake Luesby

Father’s DOB:

Father’s Place of Birth:
Quadring, Lincolnshire, England

Father’s Occupation:
Assurance Agent

Mother’s Name:
Sarah Ward

Mother’s DOB:

Mothers POB:
Gosberton, Lincolnshire, England

Mother’s Occupation:

Their Marriage:
1895 Spalding District

Siblings: (Name), (DOB), (POB)
Gladys Luesby, 1895, Gosberton
Clara Luesby, 1896, Gosberton
Ada Luesby, 1896, Gosberton
Cyril Luesby, 1898, Gosberton
Harold Luesby, 1900, Gosberton
Horace Luesby, 1902, Gosberton
Emily Luesby, 1904, Gosberton
John William Luesby, 1905, Gosberton
Dora Luesby, 1908, Gosberton

1901 Census:
Cyril is living with his parents in the High Street, Gosberton, Lincolnshire

1911 Census:
Cyril is living with his parents at Gosberton, Lincolnshire. The census gives him an age of 12 and he is listed as being at school.

Relatives in services:

Newspaper Mentions
Boston Guardian Saturday 18h August 1917
Mr. J. P. Luesby, of Gosberton, on Sunday received a visit from Pte. Arthur George, Queen’s Regiment (son of Mr. F. George, of Spalding), who informed him that his eldest  son, Rifleman Cyril Luesby, King’s Royal Rifles, had been wounded in France. The news came through on Sunday morning in letter from Corpl. S. Sharman, of Spalding, who is a son-in-law of Mr. F. George, the letter stating that he had heard that Rifleman Luesby was wounded and probably on his way to England, but had not been able to ascertain the nature of his wounds. The parents had not heard from their son for about a fortnight.


Military Records

Attestation Papers:
None found

WW1 Soldier’s Records:
None found

Soldier’s Died In The Great War:
These records show that Rifleman Cyril Luesby, A/201767, 18th Battalion King’s Royal Rifle Corps was killed in action on 6th August 1917 in the Western European Theatre in France and Flanders..

Pension Records:
Not yet available

Medal Card Index:
Cyril’s medal card index states that he was eligible for the following medals:-
The British Medal
The Victory Medal

UK:Bourne, Bourne War Memorial in the Memorial Gardens

Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
In memory of Rifleman Cyril Luesby, A/201767, 18th Battalion, King’s Royal Rifle Corps who died on 6 August 1917 Age 19
son of John Peake Luesby and Susan Luesby of 65 West St, Bourne, lincs, Native of Gosberton, Lincs
Remembered with honour, Oak Dump Cemetery.

More information:

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