William Henry LOFTHOUSE

Regimental number3403
Place of birthGrimsurgh, North Preston, England
SchoolChurch of England School, England
Other trainingPolice constable whilst in England.
Age on arrival in Australia28
ReligionChurch of England
Address22 Queen Vic Street, Fremantle, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinWife, Mrs G H Lofthouse, 88 Tockholes Road, Darwin Lancashire, England
Enlistment date26 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll17 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 2 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 20-23 August 1916
Place of death or woundingSomme, France
Age at death33
Age at death from cemetery records33
Place of burialCourcelette British Cemetery (Plot V, Row E, Grave No. 8), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: thomas and Margaret LOFTHOUSE; husband of Grace HENDERSON LOFTHOUSE, 88 tockholes Road, Darwen, England. Native of Grimsargh, Preston, England