Frank George Loveday

Name

Frank George Loveday
1897

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

18/05/1915
18

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Private
2837
Hertfordshire Regiment
1st Bn.

Awards

1914 /15 Star, British War and Victory medals

Cemetery/Memorial

GUARDS CEMETERY, WINDY CORNER, CUINCHY
IV. E. 37.
France

Headstone

>"LOVE NEVER FAILETH"

UK Memorials

St Matthew’s Church Memorial, Oxhey, Hertfordshire Regimental Memorial, All Saints Church, Hertford, Oxhey War Memorial, Paddock Road Baptist Chapel, Oxhey, Herts, Watford Borough Roll of Honour, Not on the Bushey memorials

Pre War

Frank George Loveday was born in Bushey, Herts, in 1897, the son of Frank Loveday, a labourer with the railway, and his wife Henrietta Loveday (nee Morris). The youngest of two children.


1901 Census records Frank aged(4), living with his parents, and sister Ada (6), at 35, Aldenham Road, New Bushey, Herts. They had a Boarder Mr Edward Tomlin a Journeyman Butcher.


In 1911 the family was still living at 35, Aldenham Road, Frank aged (14), was still at school but with a spare-time job as a newsboy. His sister, Ada (16), was apprenticed to a dressmaker.

Wartime Service

In September 1914, Frank travelled to the County Town of Hertford to enlisted in the Hertfordshire Regiment, he was issued with the service number 2837.


He landed in France on the 23rd January 1915 and served on the Western Front. He was killed in action on 18th May 1915, aged 18, at the battle of Festubert, one of 17 men from the Hertfordshire Regiment killed that day.


He is commemorated at the Guards Cemetery, Windy Corner, Cuinchy in France and on the St Matthew’s Church Memorial in Oxhey. His name is also one of five servicemen on a small stone memorial plaque belonging to the Paddock Road Baptist Chapel, Oxhey, now on Oxhey Village Green. His parents later moved to 44 Capel Road, Oxhey.

Additional Information

The value of his effects were £6-5s-1d, Pay Owing and £3, War Gratuity, which went to his father Frank Loveday. His mother, Mrs, H. Loveday of 44, Capel Rd, Oxhey, Watford, Herts. ordered his headstone inscription: "LOVE NEVER FAILETH". Son of Frank and Henrietta Loveday, of 44, Capel Rd., Oxhey, Watford, Herts. Information provided with kind permission of Bushey First World War Commemoration Project – Please visit www.busheyworldwarone.org.uk.

Acknowledgments

Stuart Osborne
Dianne Payne - www.busheyworldwarone.org.uk, Jonty Wild