Born: 1896, Ipswich.

Died: 19th September 1918; age 22; KiA – near Guyencourt-Saulcourt.

Residence: Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.


Rank: Private; Service Number: T/207058

Regiment: The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment), 7th Battalion.

Formerly 265514, Suffolk Cyclist Regiment.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Memorial Reference:

Panel 3.

Vis-en-Artois Memorial,

Pas de Calais,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Frederick & Elizabeth A. Lofts, of 26, Upland Road, Ipswich.






1901   28, Samuel Road, Ipswich.


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

Frederick Lofts, 38, a Post Office Telegraph Linesman, born Cambridge, Cambridgeshire.

Elizabeth Agnes Lofts (nee Godbold), 44, born Wickham Market, Suffolk.

Clifford Frederick Lofts, 11, born Ipswich.


1911   26, Upland Road, Ipswich.


Harold was 14 years old, an Apprentice Lithographic Artist & Designer. He was living with his parents & brother.

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

Elizabeth, 54.

Clifford, 21, a Lithographic Artist & Designer.


Soldiers’ Effects to Frederick Lofts – father.


Harold is also remembered on the war memorial at St. John the Baptist church, Ipswich, and at Northgate High School. Formerly Ipswich Grammar School for Boys.


The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment), 7th Battalion



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