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Harold (Harry) LUNN

Lance Corporal 266162 Harold (Harry) LUNN
Kings Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment)

Died of illness,   Sunday 16th December 1917,   at home,   age 43

Home address:32 Grosvenor Road, Hyde, Cheshire
Born:1874, Astley, Lancashire
Parents:Ann Lunn and John Lunn
69 Hyde Lane, Hyde, Cheshire
Marital status:Married to Margaret Hannah Lunn (née Wilder)
8 Peel Street, Hyde, Cheshire
Occupation:Cotton Weaver Overlooker
Enlisted:Chester, Cheshire
Remembered:Hyde Cemetery, Hyde, Cheshire,
block C3, grave 2674.
Link to Hyde:Not Known

Lance Corporal Harry Lunn was discharged from military service on 02/10/1917, Silver Badge No. 256770, because he was suffering from Carcinoma (Cancer) of the Stomach. He received treatment at Guildford War Hospital, near London, but sadly died at home on 16/12/1917. Lunn was buried in Hyde Borough Cemetery under a Commonwealth War Graves Headstone. Grave number 2674. Also in the grave but unmarked are his wife Margaret, daughter Florence and her husband Stanley Fitton and their baby daughter, Kathleen Fitton. They had no further children and the line has died out.

A newspaper report:

Death of Lance-Corporal H. Lunn.
The death of Lance-Corporal Harry Lunn, late of the K.S.L.I., which occurred on Sunday last at his residence, 32 Grosvenor-road, Hyde. Deceased was wounded in battle, afterwards contracting trench fever, invalided home, eventually receiving his discharge from the army. He was buried at the Hyde Borough Cemetery on Thursday with full military honours.

In the 1921 Cenotaph Unveiling Booklet his name is written as Harry Lunn.