Biography of Private William Lunn (27268)
1st Battalion King’s Own Lancaster Regiment
Formerly 4171 4th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment
Died 23rd October 1916


  • Name: John Willie Lunn
  • Date of birth: 1892
  • Place of Birth: Dyke, Lincolnshire, England
  • Date of Birth Registration: October – December 1892
  • Place of Birth Registration: Bourne, Lincolnshire, England


  • Name: Charles Lunn
  • DOB: 1858
  • Place of Birth: Dyke, Lincolnshire, England
  • Occupation: Farm labourer


  • Name: Betsy Ann Frances Plowright
  • DOB: 1868
  • Place Of Birth: Bourne, Lincolnshire, England
  • Marriage: 15th May 1885 Bourne, Lincolnshire, England

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

  • Betsy Ann Lunn, 1886, Dyke (Died 1886)
  • Maud Alice Lunn, 1888, Dyke
  • Charles Edward Lunn, 1891, Dyke
  • John Willie Lunn, 1892, Dyke
  • Albert Henry Lunn, 1895, Dyke
  • Fanny Mary Lunn, 1897, Dyke
  • Arthur Thomas Lunn, 1898, Dyke
  • George Robert Lunn, 1900, Cawthorpe
  • Frances Elizabeth Lunn, 1901, Cawthorpe (Died 1903)


  • 1901: John is living with his parents at Woodbine Cottage, Cawthorpe, Lincolnshire.
  • 1911: John can not be found at the moment.

Relatives in services


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

Newspaper Mentions

  • Lincolnshire Echo Wednesday 29th November 1916
    Lunn, 27268 Pte. W. (Bourne)


  • Sheffield Daily Telegraph Wednesday 29th November 1916
    LANCASTER REGT. – Lunn (27268) W. (Bourne)


  • Grimsby News Frisay 1st December 1916
    King’s Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment).
    Lunn, W. (Bourne)


  • Grantham Journal Saturday 2nd December 1916
    King’s Own Royal Lancashires
    Lunn 27268 W. (Bourne)

Military Records

Attestation Papers

  • Available

Soldier’s Died In The Great War

  • These records show that Private William Lunn, 27268, 1st Bn King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment was killed in action on 23rd October 1916 in the Western European Theatre in France and Flanders.

Pension Records

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Effects Left To

  • Father Charles


  • 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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