Biography of Private John Richard Lound (52163)
6th Battalion Leicestershire Regiment
Died 7th July 1919


  • Name: John Richard Lound
  • Date of birth: 1898
  • Place of Birth: Frieston, Lincolnshire, England
  • Date of Birth Registration: October – December 1898
  • Place of Birth Registration: Newark, Nottinghamshire, England


  • Name: Tom Lound
  • DOB: 1866
  • Place of Birth: Ancaster, Lincolnshire, England
  • Occupation: Agricultural waggoner


  • Name: Fanny Doughty
  • DOB: 1867
  • Place Of Birth: Leadenham, Lincolnshire, England
  • Marriage: 1890 Sleaford District

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

  • Eliza Milicent Doughty, 1885, Leadenham (half sister)
  • Walter Edward Lound, 1891, Wilsford Valley
  • Thomas Lound, 1893, Wilsford Valley
  • Mary Jane Lound, 1896, Frieston
  • John Richard Lound, 1898, Frieston
  • Gertride Lound, 1901, Frieston
  • Ethel May Lound, 1903, Frieston
  • William Lound, 1904, Frieston
  • Clara Lound, 1907, Frieston
  • George Henry Lound, 1910, Frieston


  • 1901: John is living with his parents in Caythorpe, Lincolnshire.
  • 1911: John is living with his parents at Frieston, Lincolnshire. The census gives him an age of 12 and he is listed as being at school.

Relatives in services

  • John’s brothers Walter and Thomas also fought and killed in WW1.  They are remembered along with John on the Memorial in St Vincent Church, Caythorpe.


  • 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

  • Grantham Journal Saturday 9th August 1919
    WHIST DRIVE AND DANCE – An extremely enjoyable whist drive and dance took place on Monday evening.  An exceptionally large number sat down for the “drive,” which was condusted by Mr. Moore, the first prises being won by Miss Cartwright and Pte. Connie.  For dancing there gathered a record crowd.  A delightful programme of dance music was provided by the Jazz Band from the Cranwell R.A.F. Station.  Messrs. Moore and T. Paley were M.C.’s.  The refreshments, kindly given, were under the supervision of Mrs. Franklin.  It was the decision of the company that the entertainment was the best on record.  The arrangements were made by men recently demobolised from the services, and the entire proceeds are to be given to Mr. and Mrs. Lounds, who have lost three sons in the war.  The eldest son, walter, was killed in action in France.  Thomas, the second son, was killed on the “Mercian,” and quite recently, John, the third son, has been reported accidently killed in France.  Much sympathy is expressed on all sides with Mr. and Mrs. Lounds in their terrible bereavement.


  • Grantham Journal Saturday 16th August 1919
    LOUND- In ever-loving memory of our dearly-loved sons and brothers, Pte. Walter Edward Lound, killed in action, Aug, 8th, 1918, aged 27 years; Trooper Thomas Lound, killed during shelling of the transport “Mercian,” Nov 3rd, 1915, aged 22 years; & Pte. John Richard Lound, accidentally killed in France, July 7th, 1919, aged 20 years.

    Oh! why were they taken, so young and so fair,
    From mother and father who loved them so dear?
    We never forget them, nor do we intend;
    We think of them daily, and will to the end.

    From their sorrowing PARENTS, SISTERS, & BROTHERS.


  • Grantham Journal Saturday 23rd August 1919
    Private J. R. LOUND of Caythorpe
    The above photograph is of Pte. John Richard Lound,  of Caythorpe, the sad news of of whose death appeared in our last issue.  The deceased was  the third son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Lound, of this village.  He enlisted on reaching the age limit, and joined the Lincolnshire Regiemnt, and although only in his 20th year, he had seen service in France.  The sad news of his death was officially announced as follows:- “Pte. J. R. Lound accidentally killed in France, July 7th, 1919.”  This is the third son that Mr. and Mrs. Lound have lost in the war, and the deepest sympathy goes out to them in their great bereavement.

Military Records

Attestation Papers

  • None found

Soldier’s Died In The Great War

  • None found

Pension Records

  • Available

Effects Left To

  • Father Tom


  • The British Medal
    The Victory Medal


  • UK:
  • Witham on the Hill, Roll of Honour in St Andrew’s Church
  • St Vincent’s Church, Caythorpe


  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
  • In memory of Private J R Lound, 52163, 6th Bn., Leicestershire Regiment who died on 7 July 1919
  • Remembered with honour, Adanac Military Cemetery, Miraumont

© Picture taken by South Lincolnshire War Memorials

© Picture taken by South Lincolnshire War Memorials

Military Service Timeline

  • This is ongoing research and will be posted when completed


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  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission
  • British Newspaper Archive.