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George Lovell
Age: 23
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regti. No.: 1883
1914 Star Medal Ribbon Victory Medal British War Medal
Regiment: 2nd Battalion Monmouthshire Regiment
Medals: 1914 Star, Victory, British War

George Lovell, a collier at Oakdale, second son of William and Lydia Lovell of 20 Beech Grove, Oakdale arrived in France in November 1914 in the 2nd Battalion Monmouthshire Regiment. On 13 May 1915, a day of heavy shelling and ceaseless rain, his battalion, part of 12th Brigade, was in reserve at Shell Trap Farm near the Frezenberg Ridge. German attacks resulted in fierce fighting with great loss of life, but little change in the line. L/Cpl G Lovell (1883) was killed in action on 13 May 1915, aged 23. He lies in Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, France. He is commemorated also on the Battalion Memorial in St Cadoc's Church, Trevethin, and on the 'H' Company Memorial, formerly in the now defunct St Mary's Church, Crumlin.

Additional information taken from the Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects, 1901-1929

George's mother Lydia received pay of £12 2s and a gratuity of 7d.

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