HAROLD LOFTHOUSE

 

Born: 26th April 1876, Sheffield, Yorkshire.

 Died: 1st May 1917; age: 42; died at Moore Barracks Canadian Hospital, Shorncliffe, Kent – Fracture of Skull and right Tibia – Accidentally killed.

 Residence: Suite 29, Black Block, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.

 Occupation: Merchant.

 

Boer War South Africa 1902 and Natal Rebellion 1906 – service number: 1727, ‘B’ Division, South Africa Constabulary.

 

Medals Awarded: Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transval, King’s South Africa Medal & Queen’s South Africa Medal.

 

Enlistment Details: Location: Regina; Date: 5th October 1915; Age: 37; Religion: CofE. Next of Kin: Mrs. Eva Lofthouse, Gen. Del., Regina, Saskatchewan. Sallow complex, blue eyes & dark brown hair.

 

Rank: Sergeant; Service Number: 427729.

Regiment: Canadian Infantry, 46th Battalion.

 

Grave Reference:

P.533.

Shorncliffe Military Cemetery,

Kent.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Henry Wilson Lofthouse & Eliza Jane Lofthouse, of Wickersley Rectory, Rotherham, Yorkshire.

 

CENSUS

 

1881   6, Shearwood Road, Ecclesall Bierlow, Yorkshire.

 

Harold was 4 years old and living with his parents & sister.

Henry Wilson Lofthouse, 40, a Common Brewer, born Sheffield.

Eliza Jane Lofthouse (nee Allen), 36, born Hemingfield, Barnsley, South Yorkshire.

Maria Ethel Lofthouse, 10, born Sheffield.

1 cook.

1 housemaid.

1 nurse.

 

1891   3, Clarkhouse Road, Ecclesall Bierlow, Yorkshire.

 

Harold was 14 years old and living with his parents & sisters.

Henry, 50, a retired Brewer.

Eliza, 45.

Maria, 20.

Dora Allen Lofthouse, 8, born Sheffield.

3 general domestic servants.

 

1911   Humboldt, Saskatchewan, Canada.

 

Harold recorded that he was 31 years old, born April 1880, occupation – Hardware. He was married.

Eva, 22, arrived in Canada 1910.

Both could read & write and both CofE.

 

Harold’s mother, Eliza Jane Lofthouse died June 1917, at Hemingfield, Garfield Road, Felixstowe, Suffolk.

 

Harold attended Ipswich School entered 1891.

 

Freemasons Membership Register – Felix Lodge 2371, Felixstowe, Suffolk.

 

Harold was 25 years old, residence at Felixstowe, occupation Rancher. Initiation date – 28th November 1901 – Passing date – 30th December 1901 – Raising date – 30th January 1902 – Certificate – 3rd February 1902.

His father Henry Wilson Lofthouse, residence at Felixstowe, had become a member on the 22nd November 1900.

 

IMMIGRATION & TRAVEL

 

On the 29th November 1899, 22 year old, Harold, a Rancher, arrived at the Port of Liverpool. He had embarked from the Port of New York and sailed on S.S. ‘Teutonic.’

 

In April 1907, 30 year old Harold arrived at St. Albans, Vermont, U.S.A.

 

On the 13th April 1907, 30 year old, Harold arrived at the Port of St. John, New Brunswick, Canada. He had embarked from the Port of Liverpool and sailed on S.S. ‘Empress of Ireland.’

 

On the 17th December 1910, at Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, Harold married Eva Stevenson, born 1889, U.S.A.

Harold is remembered on Ipswich schools WW1 war memorial.

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