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Charles and Arthur Lamport

Charles and Arthur Lamport were brothers.

Charles Lamport

Lance Corporal 8208 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment
Died 14 March 1915 aged 34
Remembered on Ash War Memorial
Remembered on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ieper, Belgium

Charles Lamport was born in 1881, and was the son of George and Rose Lamport.

The censuses record that in 1891 the Lamport family lived at Shawfields. In 1911 he was a Private in the Norfolk Regiment, aged 29 and single, and stationed in Ceylon or India. Charles’s medals card records that he went to France 16 August 1914 and was awarded the 1914 Star and clasp. Charles Lamport was included in the memorial leaflet for the memorial service at St Peter’s Church in 1915.

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission records his parents George and Rose Lamport lived at 5 Stanley Villas, Shawfields, Ash.

Arthur Lamport

Corporal 6900 1st/23rd Battalion, London Regiment
Died 2 October 1916 aged 29
Remembered on Ash War Memorial
Remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme

Arthur Lamport was Charles's younger brother. He was baptised 2 January 1887 in Ash.

The censuses record that in 1891 the Lamport family lived at Shawfields. In 1901 Arthur was a plumber’s labourer and lived with his parents in 3 Fern Cottages in Shawfield Road. In 1911 he was a builder’s labourer and lived in 4 Oak Tree Cottages (later Crookes Cottages) Ash Street with his wife and two children.

Arthur enlisted with the 5th Battalion The Queen’s Royal West Surrey Regiment Territorial Force at Guildford on 5 May 1915 (3969). He was living in Woodruffs Cottages, Shawfields, and was 5 feet 11 inches tall. He was transferred to the London Regiment on 31 August 1916 and went to France.

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission records that Arthur’s wife Mary Elizabeth had died.

Ash Great War Roll of Honour


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