1918-2008: Ninety Years of Remembrance

Soldier Record

Private Richard Lancaster

Contributed by: Imperial War Museum, on 2008-11-13

Private Richard Lancaster
First Name Private Richard
Surname Lancaster
Year of Birth 1882
Year of Death 1914
Regiment Lancashire Fusiliers
Place of Wartime Residence

Private Richard's Story

Doreen Grimshaw’s grandfather, Private Richard Lancaster of the 2nd Battalion The Lancashire Fusiliers, was killed on 10 November 1914 during the First Battle of Ypres. His body was not recovered. Doreen’s father was only four years old at the time and had no real recollections of him to pass on to her. Over 91 years later, on Good Friday 2006, Doreen received the news that Private Lancaster’s remains had been found and identified. On 4 July 2007, she was present when Private Lancaster was buried with full military honours at Prowse Point Cemetery, Belgium.

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