Biography of Private George Lunn (27267)
1st Battalion Kings Own Lancaster Regiment
Formerly 4180 Lincolnshire Regiment
Died of wounds 26th October 1916


  • Name: George William Lunn
  • Date of birth: 1895
  • Place of Birth: Bourne, Lincolnshire, England
  • Date of Birth Registration: April to June 1895
  • Place of Birth Registration: Bourne, Lincolnshire, England


  • Name: Edwin Berridge Lunn
  • DOB: 11th July 1856
  • Place of Birth: Bourne, Lincolnshire, England
  • Occupation: Chimney Sweep


  • Name: Lavinia Mucklin
  • DOB: 1867
  • Place Of Birth: Brigg, Lincolnshire, England
  • Marriage: 2nd January 1884 Bourne, Lincolnshire, England

Siblings: (Name), (DOB), (POB)

  • John Edwin Lunn, 1885, Bourne
  • Sarah Elizabeth Lunn, 1887, Bourne (died 1895)
  • Mary Jane Lunn, 1889, Bourne
  • Herbert William Lunn, 1890, Bourne (died 1891)
  • Eva Lunn, 1891, Bourne
  • Percy Lunn, 1894, Bourne
  • George William Lunn, 1895, Bourne
  • Arthur Lunn, 1897, Bourne
  • William Lunn, 1900, Bourne
  • Baden Lunn, 1901, Bourne
  • Ada Lunn, 1904, Bourne (died 1906)
  • Edna May Lunn, 1906, Bourne


  • 1901: George is living with his parents at Bedehouse Bank, Bourne, Lincolnshire.
  • 1911: George is living with his parents at 23 Wood View, Bourne, Lincolnshire. The census gives him an age of 15 and he is listed as a farm labourer.
Relatives in services

  • None found


  • No marriage for George has been found and because of his age we can assume that he never had the opportunity to marry.

Newspaper Mentions

  • Stamford Mercury Friday 3rd November 1916
    WAR CASUALTIES – News was received on Tuesday of the death of Priv. geo. Lunn, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Lunn, Wood View.  He was seriously wounded about a week ago.  Priv. Walker Selby was wounded in action on Oct. 18th.  The injury is not of a series character, and is confined to the right leg.  He is now in hospital at Birkenhead.


  • Grantham Journal Saturday 4th November 1916
    ANOTHER OF THE BOURNE BOYS has made the great sacrifice, news being received on Tuesday morning that Pte. George Lunn, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Lunn, Wood View, Bourne, had died of wounds.  He was seriously wounded about a week ago, and this information preceded the sad inteligence on Tuesday.


  • Sheffield Daily Telegraph Friday 1st December 1916
    LANCASTER REGT. – Lunn (27267), G. (Bourne)

Military Records

Attestation Papers

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Soldier’s Died In The Great War

  • These records show that Private George Lunn, 27267, 1st Bn King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment was killed in action on 26th October 1916 in the Western European Theatre in France and Flanders.

Pension Records

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Effects Left To

  • Mother Lavinia


  • The British Medal
  • The Victory Medal


  • UK:
  • Bourne, Roll of Honour in Bourne Abbey Church
  • Bourne War Memorial in the Memorial Gardens


© Picture taken by South Lincolnshire War Memorials

© Picture taken by South Lincolnshire War Memorials

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