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- Biography -
- Harold Lisle Loveridge -

Name : Harold Lisle Loveridge

Son of the late George and Louisa Loveridge; husband of Ethel Loveridge, of "Verdun," Ventnor, Isle of Wight.

Born 1882 Colyton, Devon.

Married Ethel Emily Jenkin in 1909; they appear not to have had children.
  Census information :

1891 : George and Louisa Loveridge, with their family including Harold, are at Wheathill, Wincanton, Somerset. George Loveridge is a Farmer.

1901 : George and Louisa Loveridge, with their family including Harold, are at St Wilfreds, Mountfield Road, Wroxall. George Loveridge is a Farmer; Harold is a Journeyman Baker.

1911 : Harold Lisle Loveridge and his wife Ethel, are at Woodside, Bonchurch. He is a baker and confectioner; she is shown as 'assisting in the business'.

Service Details :

Private 242306 Harold Lisle Loveridge, 2nd/5th Bn Hampshire Regiment

Harold Loveridge. His Death plaque, Victory Medal, cap badge and British War Medal are held by the Loveridge family. Images courtesy of Guy Loveridge, click to enlarge.
  Casualty Details :

Died 15 July 1917, aged 35

Buried at Gaza War Cemetery, Palestine

CWGC Record
  Commemorated on these Memorials :

Ventnor War Memorial
Wroxall Methodist Church War Memorial
County War Memorial
Additional Inscription on his parents' headstone at Newchurch (All Saints) Churchyard.

Harold Loveridge's name is listed in the IW Football Association Roll of Honour
  Documents :


Friday, September 11, 1914 Page 4

Several members of the National Reserve left Ventnor yesterday for Aldershot, where they will assist in Garrison duty. These were Messrs. W. Davis and G. Grant (members of the local Salvation Army), George Hunt, E. O'Donnell (the Road Car conductor), W. Smith and W. Randall (of Wroxall), J. Edwards (the foreman printer of this office), H.L. Loveridge, C. Vince and G. Glaire. Miss Nellie Pearson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Pearson, has been called upon to perform hospital duties at the front.


Friday, July 27, 1917 Page 3

Ventnor Man Killed in Action.

News is to hand that Private L. Loveridge, aged 34, 2/5th Hants Regt., was killed in action during the operation in Palestine on Sunday, July 15th. Loveridge was a member of the National Reserve when war broke out, and after being mobilised with the Ventnor men, subsequently joined the Hants Regt. He was a well-known local tradesman, having been in business as a baker at Bonchurch, afterwards in High Street, Ventnor. He took a great interest in football and bowling, being a member of both clubs, also of the Congregational Church Choir and Young People's Society. He married a daughter of Mr. Phillip Jenkin, stationmaster of the I.W. Railway station at Ventnor. Deep condolence has been expressed with the widow and other members of his family in their bereavement.

Saturday, July 28, 1917

Killed in Action etc

LOVERIDGE - July 15, killed in action in Palestine, Pte. Harold L. Loveridge, Hants Regiment, husband of Mrs. Loveridge, of Ventnor, aged 34.


Friday, August 3, 1917 Page 4

Ventnor District Council.

The Chairman proposed a vote of sympathy with the relatives of the late Private Loveridge, who had made the great sacrifice. As they knew he was formerly in business at Bonchurch and afterwards at Ventnor for a short time before war broke out. The vote was carried in the usual way.
(not all the report has been transcribed)


Friday, August 17, 1917 Page 1

Referring to the death of Private H. Loveridge, of Ventnor, reported a fortnight ago, the following letter has been received by Mrs. Loveridge from Lieut. H.G. Hallum, officer commanding her husband's platoon: I feel I should like to express my sincere sympathy with you in the great loss you have sustained in the death of your husband. He was killed at about 11-10 on the night of July 14th, when gallantly following me into action, and from enquiries made I have ascertained that he could have suffered no pain, as he was unconscious and lived only a few minutes. You would perhaps like to know that a comrade - Pte. Goddard - has been awarded the Military Medal for making a brave attempt, with the help of an officer (Lieutenant Brannon, of Newport) to carry your husband into shelter, while exposed to enemy fire. Your husband was very well liked and respected by all ranks in the company, and I myself can pay him no greater tribute than by saying "He was a good soldier at all times."

Ethel Loveridge was the sister of Harold P Jenkin who died while in Army Service in 1918.
  Acknowledgments :

Janet Griffin for newspaper research

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Page last updated : 8 June 2017 (added iamge courtesy of Guy Loveridge)


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