CLIFFORD FREDERICK LOFTS

 

 

Born: 1889, Ipswich.

Died: 28th November 1918; age 29; Died of Bronchia Pneumonia following Influenza at No. 39 Casualty Clearing Station. Served 3 years & 12 days.

Residence: 26, Upland Road, Ipswich.

Occupation: Lithographic Artist

Enlistment Details: Location: Ipswich; Date: 17th November 1915; Age: 26 years; Religion: CofE; Next of Kin: wife – Mrs Eva Lofts. Signed up for the Duration of the War. Height: 5ft 6 ins.

Date of Entry Therein: 12th October 1917.

 

Sickness – admitted to Saxmundham Hospital – 24th July 1916 – 26th July 1916 – Influenza.

 

Embarked: Folkstone – 12th October 1917.

Disembarked: Boulogne – 12th October 1917.

 

Rank: Sapper; Service Number: 523987

Regiment: Royal Engineers, 6th Field Survey Coy.

Formerly 265429, Suffolk Regiment.

 

Grave Reference:

Plot 9, Row D, Grave 9.

Montecchio Precalcino Communal Cemetery Extension,

Italy.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Frederick & Elizabeth Lofts of Ipswich.

 

Brother to HAROLD PERCY LOFTS.

 

CENSUS

 

1891   6, Elliott Street, Ipswich.

 

Clifford was a year old and living with his parents.

Frederick Lofts, 27, a Postal Telegraph Linesman, born Cambridge, Cambridgeshire.

Elizabeth Agnes Lofts (nee Godbold), 35, born Wickham Market, Suffolk.

 

1901   28, Samuel Road, Ipswich.

 

Clifford was 11 years old and living with his parents & brother.

Frederick, 38, a Post Office Telegraph Linesman.

Elizabeth, 54.

Harold Percy Lofts, 4, born Ipswich.

 

1911   26, Upland Road, Ipswich.

 

Clifford was 21 years old, a Lithographic Artist & Designer. He was living with his parents & brother.

Frederick, 48, a Telegraph Linesman – G.P.O. Telegraph Engineers & Maintenance.

Harold, 14, an Apprentice Lithographic Artist & Designer.

 

On the 26th September 1917, Saxmundham, Suffolk, Clifford married Eva Dennant, born October 1891, Dovercourt, Essex.

 

Soldiers’ Effects to Eva Lofts – widow.

 

Probate to Thomas David Cook – a Friendly Society Secretary & Edwin Abbott- a Sugar Boiler.

 

Clifford is also remembered on St. John the Baptist church Ipswich WW1 Memorial, and at Northgate High School. Formerly Ipswich Grammar School for Boys.

Royal Engineers, 6th Field Survey Coy

 

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